ROBERT WILLIAMS BUCHANAN (1841 - 1901)

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The following is an attempt to list the various editions of Buchanan’s books, using various sources. The list is not complete but I thought it might prove a useful addition to the site, if only to indicate the popularity, or otherwise, of Buchanan’s works.

 

1. Collected Editions

Poems.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1866. v, 311 p. ; 18 cm.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1866. v, 311 p. ; 18 cm. Second edition.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1868. Third edition.
[Contains
Undertones, Idyls and Legends of Inverburn and A London Idyl (aka Liz) and Langley Lane from London Poems.]

The Poetical Works.
London: H. S. King & Co., 1874. 3 vols. ; 19 cm.
Boston: J. R. Osgood & Co., 1874. 3 vols. front. (port.); 19 cm.

Selected Poems.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1882. viii, 300 p. front. (by Thomas Dalziel); 20 cm.

The Poetical Works.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. viii, 534 p. : front. (port.); 20 cm.

Complete Poetical Works.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1901. 2 vols. ports; 20 cm.
New York: AMS Press, 1976. 2 vols. ports; 23 cm. ISBN: 0-404-08734-5.
[Volume 1 is a reprint of
The Poetical Works of 1884.]

 

2. Books of Poetry

Poems & Love Lyrics
Glasgow: Thomas Murray and Son. Edinburgh: Sutherland and Knox. London: Hall, Virtue and Co., 1857. viii, 146 p. ; 17 cm.

Mary, and other Poems.
Glasgow: 1859.

Undertones.
London: E. Moxon, 1863. viii, 241 p.; 18 cm. (First edition. Publisher's six-page catalog, dated December, 1863, inserted inside front cover. Green gilt cloth. Bookplate: Wm. A. Browne.)
Second Edition, enlarged and revised. London: Alexander Strahan, 1865. viii, 235, [1], 4 p.; 18 cm. (Publisher's device on t.p. On verso of t.p.: London: Bradbury and Evans, printers, Whitefriars. Publisher's advertisement: p. 1-4 at end.)
A New Edition. London: Chatto & Windus, 1883. 235 p.; (8vo)

Idyls and Legends of Inverburn.
London: A. Strahan, 1865. 4 p. l., 206 p. ; 17 cm.
London; New York: A. Strahan, 1866. 5 p. l., [3]-214 p. ; 18 cm. Second Thousand.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1882, 214 p. ; 18 cm.

London Poems.
London, New York: A. Strahan, 1866. 272 p. ; 19 cm.
London, New York: A. Strahan, 1866. 5 p. l., [3]-272 p. ; 19 cm. Second Thousand.
London, New York: A. Strahan, 1867. 272 p. ; 19 cm.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1883, 272, 32 p. (adverts); 20 cm. A New Edition.

Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian.
London: George Routledge & Sons, 1866. xiv, 174 p. front., illus. ; 24 cm. (Illustrations by G.J. Pinwell, J. D. Watson, J. Lawson, T. Dalziel, A. B. Houghton, E. Dalziel, W. Small, &c. Engraved by the Brothers Dalziel.)
London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1869. xvi, 176 p., port. ; 15 cm.
New York: Scribner, Welford and Co., 1869. xvi, 176, 16 p. (adverts for Sampson Low, Son, and Marston) ; 15 cm.

North Coast and Other Poems.
London: George Routledge & Sons, 1867. xiv, 250, 6 p. (adverts for ‘Dalziels’ Fine Art Books’), front., illus. ; 24 cm. (Illustrations by J. Wolf, A. B. Houghton, W. Small, T. Dalziel, G. J. Pinwell, E. Dalziel and J. B. Zwecker. Engraved by the Brothers Dalziel.)

The Book of Orm: a prelude to the epic.
London: Strahan & Co., 1870. x, 262 p. ; 19 cm.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1882. x, 262, 32 p. (adverts for Chatto & Windus); 19 cm.

Napoleon Fallen: a lyrical drama.
London: Strahan & Co., 1871. viii, 2 l., 141 p. ; 18 cm.
Amsterdam: Gebroeders Kraay, 1877. [Dutch translation, title:
St. Napoléon.]

The Drama of Kings.
London: Strahan & Co., 1871. xvii, 471 p. ; 20 cm.
(Contents: Dedication — Proem — Prelude before the curtain — The drama of kings : Prologue — Buonaparte, or, France against the Teuton — Choric interlude : The titan — Napoleon fallen — Choric interlude : The two voices — The Teuton against Paris — Epilogue — Epilude before the curtain — Notes — On mystic realism : A note for the adept.)

Saint Abe and His Seven Wives: a Tale of Salt Lake City.
London: Strahan & Co., 1872. ix, 169 p. ; 19 cm.
[London: Strahan & Co., 1872. ix, 169 p. ; 19 cm. Second edition.]
London : Strahan & Co., 1872. ix, 169 p., (1) leaf of plates: ill. ; 19 cm. Third edition.
New York: George Routledge & Sons, 1872. ix, 169 p. ; 19 cm.
Toronto: Adams, Stevenson & Co., 1872. ix, 169 p., ill. ; 19 cm.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1882. ix,169 p.; 20 cm.
London: Robert Buchanan, 1896. ix, 169, 8 p. (1) leaf of plates: ill. ; 20 cm. First Cheap Edition. (Full title:
Saint Abe and His Seven Wives: a Tale of Salt Lake City, with a bibliographical note.)

White Rose and Red. a love story.
London: Strahan & Co., 1873. xii, 242 p.. ; 20 cm.
Boston: J. R. Osgood & Co., 1873. xii, 243 p. ; 18 cm.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1882. xii, 242 p. ; 20 cm.

Balder the Beautiful: a song of divine death.
London: William Mullan & Son, 1877. xv, 312 p. ; 18 cm.

Ballads of Life, Love, and Humour.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1882. 255 p., 1 leaf of plates, front. ; 20 cm.

The Earthquake: or Six days and a Sabbath.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1885. 236, 32 p. (adverts) ; 20 cm.

The City of Dream.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1888. xv, 364 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.

The Outcast: a rhyme for the time.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1891. 3 p. l., 200 p. front., illus., plates; 23 cm. (Illustrations by Rudolf Blind, Peter  Macnab, Hume Nisbet, etc.)
London: Robert Buchanan, 1896. 200 p. ill. ; 23 cm.

The Buchanan Ballads Old and New.
London: John Haddon and Company, 1892. 112 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. (Series: “Buchanan’s Poems for the people ; 1”)

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The Wandering Jew: a Christmas carol.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1893. viii, 164 p. ; 20 cm.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1893. viii, 164 p., 1 l. ; 20 cm. Second edition.

The Devil’s Case: a bank holiday interlude.
London: Robert Buchanan, 1896. [12], 2-169, [1], iv p., [6] leaves of plates : ill. ; 21 cm. (On prelim. leaf list of author’s works. Press reviews on “The Wandering Jew”: p. i-iv at end.)

The Ballad of Mary the Mother: a Christmas carol (and other poems).
London: Robert Buchanan, 1897. [8], 2-154, [2] p. ; 20 cm.

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The New Rome: poems and ballads of our empire.
London: Walter Scott, Ltd., 1898. 387 p. ; 20 cm.

The Ballad of Judas Iscariot.
Reigate: The Priory Press ; London: A. C. Fifield, 1904. 21 p. ; 15 cm. [‘Simple Life’ series. 3d.]
London: Old Stile Press, 1982. 32 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. 15 linocuts by J. Martin Pitts. [“The edition is limited to one hundred copies, numbered & signed by the artist” ISBN: 0-907664-00-8]

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[Additional publications:

The verse prologue to Buchanan’s play Joseph’s Sweetheart (his adaptation of Fielding’s “Joseph Andrews”) was issued as a Broadside. Boston: 1889. 1 sheet ; 29 cm. Title: “Joseph's sweetheart.” : Prologue. Spoken by Miss Clarke in the character of Lady Booby. [First lines: “Ladies and gentlemen— behold in me a wicked dame of the last century!”]
‘The Burial of Parnell’ was issued as a Broadside. Dublin? c. 1891. 1 sheet ; 26 cm. Text in two columns within black border.
‘The Wedding of Shon MacLean’. Louisville Insurance Field Co., 1930. 6 l. ; 14 cm.

Orain agus dana gaidhealach, le Donnachadh Ban Macan-t-saoir. Songs and poems, in Gaelic by Duncan Ban Macintyre. 11th edition. Edinburgh: J. Grant, 1892. xi, [13]-233 p. ; 15 cm. (With an English translation of “Coire Cheathaich” and “Ben Dorain” - from Robert Buchanan’s ‘Land of Lorne’ (2 vols., London: Chapman & Hall, 1871).]

 

3. Novels

The Shadow of the Sword: a romance.
London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1876. 3 vols. 19 cm.
New York: Lovell, Adams, Wesson, 1877. 408 p. ; 19 cm.
Montreal: Lovell, Adams, Wesson, 1877. 408 p. Author’s Edition.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1877. 178 p. ; 23 cm. (Printed in double columns.)
London: Strahan & Co., [1879]. 468, 4p. (adverts) ; 17 cm. (Series: Strahan’s Books for the People)
London: Chatto & Windus, 1887. 468 p. ; 18 cm. A New Edition. (Series: Yellow-back collection)
London: Chatto & Windus, 1888. xi, 468 p. : ill. ; 20 cm. A New Edition. Frontispiece by A. W. Cooper.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1890. xi, 468 p. ; 20 cm. A New Edition.
Leipzig: Reclam Verlag, c. 1890. 400 p. (Title:
Der Deserteur. German translation by Berta Katscher.)
Warsaw: 1890. 384 p. (Title:
Cien´ Miecza. Polish translation by Ksawera Dalewska.)
London: Chatto & Windus, 1894. 468 p. A New Edition.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1897. 20 cm.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1903. ix, 468 p. ; 20 cm.
Berlin: Vorwärts Verlag, 1906. Included in “In freien Stunden - Eine Wochenschrift. Romane und Erzählungen für das arbeitende Volk” [“In free hours - a weekly revue. Novels and narrations for the working people”]. Half-yearly volume, 10. 620 p. : ill. [German translation, title:
Der Deserteur.]
London: Chatto & Windus, 1908. Fine-paper edition. (Series: The St. Martin’s Library)
London: Chatto & Windus, 1917. viii, 462 p. 20 cm. A New Edition.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1924. 20 cm.
New York: A. L. Burt, 19--? 382 p.

A Child of Nature: a romance.
London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1881. 3 vols.; 19 cm.
London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1881. 3 vols. ; 19 cm. Second edition.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1882. vi, 314 p. ; 20 cm. A New Edition.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1889. vi, 314 p., (1) leaf of plate : ill. ; 20 cm. A New Edition.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1892. vi, 314, 32 p. (adverts) ; 19 cm. A New Edition.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1896. vi, 314 p. ; 19 cm. A New Edition.

God and the Man: a romance
London: Chatto & Windus, 1881. 3 vols., 11 leaves of plates : ill. ; 19 cm.
Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1882.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1883. viii, 312 p. : ill. ; 20 cm. A New Edition, with Illustrations by Fred. Barnard.
New York: George Munro, 1884. 208 p. ; 20 cm. Paperback. (Series: Seaside Library No. 145)
New York: J. W. Lovell Company, 1888. 216 p. ; 18 cm. (Series: Lovell’s Library, No. 1316)
London: Chatto & Windus, 1890. viii, pp., 2 leaves, 312 p. : 11 plates : incl. front. ; 20 cm. A New Edition with Illustrations by Fred. Barnard.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1890. viii, 312, 32 p. (adverts) : plates ; 18 cm. A New Edition (Yellowback)
London: Chatto & Windus, 1894. 312 p. : ill. ; 20 cm. With Illustrations by Fred. Barnard.
New York: G. Munro’s Sons, 1895. 208 p. ; 18 cm.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1900. viii, 312, 32 p. (adverts), 11 leaves of plates : ill. ; 20 cm. A New Edition, with Illustrations by Fred. Barnard.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1903. (as above)
London: Chatto & Windus, 1915. (as above)
Leipzig: Engelsdorfer. 2007. 308 p. [German translation, title:
Christian. Translated by Peter M. Richter.]

The Martyrdom of Madeline.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1882. 3 vols. ; 19 cm.
New York: George Munro, 1882. 54 p. ; 32 cm. Soft cover, magazine format. (Series: The Seaside Library, Vol. LXIII, No. 1289)
Hamburg: K. Grädener & J.F. Richter, 1883. 2 vols. in 1 ; 16 cm. (Series: Asher’s collection of English authors ; v. 208-209)
London: Chatto & Windus, 1889. viii, 294 p., 1 leaf : incl. front. ; 19 cm. A New Edition with a frontispiece by A. W. Cooper.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1891. viii, 294 p. ; 19 cm. A New Edition.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1907. New impression.

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Love Me For Ever: a romance.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1883. vi, 273 p. ; 18 cm.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1891. vi, 273 p. : ill. : 19 cm. A New Edition.

Annan Water: a romance.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1883. 3 vols. ; 19 cm.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. 2 (adverts), viii, 306, 32 p. (adverts) ; 20 cm. New Edition.
New York: J.W. Lovell Company, 1889. 202 p. ; 18 cm. (Series: Lovell’s Library, No. 1326)
London: Chatto & Windus, 1891. viii, 306 p. ; 20 cm. A New Edition.

Foxglove Manor: a novel.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. 3 vols. ; 19 cm.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. 284 p. ; 19 cm. New Edition.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1895. 284 p. ; 19 cm. A New Edition. (Yellowback)
London: Modern Publishing Company, c. 1930s.
New York: Garland Pub., 1975. 260, 260, 252 p. : 3 v. in 1 ; 19 cm. (Series: Victorian fiction : Novels of faith and doubt, 36). [Reprint of 1884 edition. ISBN: 0-8240-1560-6]

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[Modern Publishing Company edition of Foxglove Manor. Cover art by G. P. Micklewright]

The New Abelard: a romance.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. 3 vols.
New York: George Munro, 1884. 176 p. ; 19 cm. (Series: Seaside Library. Pocket edition. No. 181)
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1884. 48 p. ; 29 cm. (Series: Harper’s Franklin Square Library. No. 362)
London: Chatto & Windus, 1888. x, 260 p. ; 18 cm. A New Edition. (Yellowback)
London: Chatto & Windus, 1892. x, 260 p. ; 19 cm.
New York: Garland Pub., 1976. 246, 253, 224 p. : 3 v. in 1 ; 19 cm. (Series: Victorian fiction : Novels of faith and doubt, 79). [Reprint of 1884 edition. ISBN: 0-8240-1560-6)]

The Master of the Mine.
London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1885. 2 vols. ; 19 cm.
New York: George Munro, 1885. 189 p. ; 19 cm. (Series: Seaside Library. Pocket edition. No. 646)
New York: Street, 1885. 199 p. ; 20 cm.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1887. viii, 279, 32 p. (adverts) ; 19 cm. New Edition.
Chicago: Rand, McNally & Co., 1889. 279 p. ; 19 cm.
New York: Allison Book Company, 1889. 200 p. ; 19 cm. [On cover: Allison’s select library]
New York: J. H. Plummer, 1890. 200 p. ; 19 cm.
New York: The Phoenix Publishing Company, 1892. 200 p. ; 19 cm.

Matt: A Story of a Caravan.
(U.S. title:
Matt: A Tale of a Caravan)
London: Chatto & Windus, 1885. 4 p., l., 239 p. ; 20 cm. (Series: Piccadilly Novels)
New York: D. Appleton, 1885. 173 p. ; 19 cm.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1886. 239 p. New Edition. (Yellowback)
New York: F. M. Lupton Publishing Co., 1890. 173 p. ; 20 cm.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1890. 239, 32 p. (adverts) ; 8vo. A New Edition.
New York: F. M. Lupton Publishing Co., 1892. 173 p. ; 20 cm. (Series: The Bijou Series. No. 50)
London: Chatto & Windus, 1897. 239 p. : ill. ; 20 cm. A New Edition.
Springfield, Massachusetts: Five Cent Novel Company, n.d. (c. 1900). 125 p. ; 20 cm.
New York: Wm. L. Allison, n.d.

Stormy Waters: a Story of Today.
London: John and Robert Maxwell, 1885. 3 vols. ; 20 cm.
London: John and Robert Maxwell, n.d. iv, 327 p. ; 17 cm. Cheap Uniform Edition.
New York: G. Munro, 1888. 1 p. l., [5]-238 p. ; 19 cm. (Series: Seaside Library. No. 1074)

That Winter Night: or, Love’s Victory.
Bristol: Arrowsmith’s Bristol Library, 1886. 175 p. ; 17 cm. (Series: Arrowsmith’s Bristol Library. Vol. 18)
New York: Harper & brothers, 1886. 122 p. ; 18 cm. (Series: Harper’s Handy Series. No. 103)
Williamsport, Pennsylvania: Grit, 1895.
Netherlands: Groningen: Noordhoff, 1903. iv, 220 p. (Volume 3 of Gruno series).
Groningen: Noordhoff, 1909. Second edition.
Groningen: Noordhoff, 1917. Third edition.

The Heir of Linne.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1888. 2 vols. ; 19 cm.
Toronto: National Pub. Co., 1888. 234 p.
New York: G. Munro, 1888. 1 p., l., [5]-185 p. ; 20 cm. (Series: Seaside Library. No. 1104)
New York: Street, 1888. 234 p. ; 19 cm.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1889. viii, 312 p. ; 19 cm. A New Edition.
New York: G. Munro, 1894. 185 p. ; 18 cm. (Series: Munro’s Library of Popular Novels. No. 135)
New York: George Munro’s Sons, 1900. 185 p. Crescent Edition.
New York, London: Street & Smith, n.d. 234 p. (Series: Sea Shore & Mountain)
Chicago: Rand, McNally, n.d. 1 p., l., 234 p. ; 19 cm.
Chicago: Donohue, Henneberry & Co., n.d. 234 p. ; 20 cm.
Royal Publishing Company, n.d. Soft Cover.

The Moment After: a tale of the unseen.
London: William Heinemann, 1890. 212 p. ; 20 cm.
New York: G. Munro, 1894. 158 p. ; 19 cm. (Series: Munro’s Library of Popular Novels. No. 47)
London: Amalgamated Press, 1930. The Argosy, vol. 8, No. 50, July 1930 : 152 p. [p. 97-121]. (Series: World’s Best Short Novels. No. 7).
Germany: Dresden: A. Mignon, 1916. 96 p. [German translation by Berta Katscher. Title:
Nach dem Tode.]
Germany: Weichert Verlag, c. 1930-1940. 95 p. Paperback. [German translation. Title: Einen Augenblick nachher.]

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The Wedding Ring: a tale of to-day.
New York: Cassell Publishing Co., 1891. iv, 300 p. ; 19 cm.
New York: Street & Smith, 1900. iv, 300 p. ; 19 cm.

Come Live with Me and Be My Love: an English pastoral
(Alternate U.S. title: Squire Kate.)
London: William Heinemann, 1891. 2 vols.
New York: Street & Smith, © 1891. 324 p. ; 19 cm. [Title: ‘Squire Kate: a novel’]
[Newspaper reviews indicate that the novel was published in the summer of 1892. The 2 vol. Heinemann 1891 edition is listed in the catalogue of the British Library (but not elsewhere) and the Street & Smith edition on WorldCat, where the 1891 date is preceded by the copyright symbol.]
New York: Lovell, Coryell & Co., 1892. 324 p.
London: William Heinemann, 1892. x, 277, 16 p. (adverts) ; 20 cm. (Series: The Crown Copyright Series)
Leipzig, Heinemann and Balestier, 1892. 320 p. ; 16 cm. (Series: The English Library. No. 155)
New York: Lovell, Coryell & Co. 1892. 324 p., [16] leaves of plates : ill. ; 20 cm. (Series: Lovell’s Illustrated Series. No. 13) [Title: ‘Squire Kate, or, Come Live with me, and be my love: an English Pastoral’]

Woman and the Man.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1893. 2 vols. ; 19 cm.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1894. viii, 279, 32 p. (adverts) ; 8vo. A New Edition.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1896. viii, 279, 32 p. (adverts). A New Edition.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1908. viii, 279 p. ; 20 cm. A New Impression.

Rachel Dene: a tale of the Deepdale Mills. 2 vols.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1894.
2 vols. ; 19 cm.
Chicago: F. T. Neely, 1894. 287 p. 20 cm.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1895. 287 p. A New Edition.

Lady Kilpatrick.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1895. 2 (adverts), 279, 32 p. (adverts) ; 19 cm.
Chicago, New York: Rand, McNally, 1897: 1 p., l., [5]-226 p. ; 20 cm. (Series: Globe Library. Vol. 1, No. 254)
London: Chatto & Windus, 1898. 279 p. ; 20 cm. A New Edition.

The Charlatan. (In collaboration with Henry Murray.)
London: Chatto & Windus, 1895. 2 vols. ; 20 cm.
Chicago: F. Tennyson Neely, 1895. viii, 272, 8 p. (adverts) ; 20 cm.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1896. New Edition: with a frontispiece by T.H. Robinson.
Chicago: F. T. Neely, 1896. viii, 272 p. ; 19 cm. (Series: Neely’s Library of Choice Literature. No. 56)
New York: Hurst & Co., 1901. viii, 272 p. ; 20 cm. (Series: Hawthorne Library)

Diana’s Hunting.
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1895. 253 p. ; 20 cm.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1895. 2 p., l., 218 p. : ill. 4 plates by Edwin B. Child. (Series: Twentieth Century Series)

A Marriage by Capture: a romance of to-day.
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. 208 p. ; 19 cm. (Series: The Autonym Library. No. 15)
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1896. 196 p. : front., 3 plates ; 17 cm. (Series: The Lotos Library)

Effie Hetherington.
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. 264 p. ; 21 cm.
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. 264 p. ; 21 cm. Second Edition.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1896. 2 p., l., [vii]-viii, 264 p. ; 21 cm.
Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1896. 2 p., l., [vii]-viii, 264, 8 p. (adverts) : front. by Amy Brooks ; 21 cm.
Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1899. 264 p. : col’d front. ; 20 cm.

The Rev. Annabel Lee: a tale of to-morrow.
London: C. Arthur Pearson, Ltd. 1898. [i-iv] v-vi [vii-viii] [1] 2-255 [256: printer’s imprint], 12 p. (adverts); 20 cm.
London: G. Bell, 1898 (Series: Bell’s Indian and Colonial Library).
New York: M. F. Mansfield, 1899.

Father Anthony: a romance of today.
London: John Long, 1898.
London: John Long, 1899. 283 p. Second Edition.
London: John Long, 1900. New Edition.
New York: G. W. Dillingham Co., 1900. 261 p., plates ; 19 cm. Sixteen illustrations by Sydney Cowell. [“First edition, October, 1899, new edition (illustrated) January, 1900.”]
Paris: P. Lethielleux, 1901. 278 p. ; 18 cm. [in French]

Andromeda: an idyll of the Great River.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1900. [2], vi, 413, [2], 32 p. (adverts) ; 19 cm.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1900. 1 p., l., vi, 413 p. 20 cm.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1901. vi, 413 p. ; 20 cm. A New Edition.

The Peep O’ day boy: a romance of ’98.
London: John Dicks, 1902. 213 p.; 22 cm.

[Also
Um das Erbe. Germany: Klambt, 1913. 127 p. [The title translates as The Legacy.]

 

4. Short Stories

Stormbeaten: or Christmas Eve at the “Old Anchor” Inn. (Written in collaboration with Charles Gibbon.)
London: Ward Lock & Co., 1862.
London: Ward, Lock, and Tyler, 1869.

Red and White Heather: North Country tales and ballads.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1894. 272 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.

 

5. Essays

David Gray and other Essays, chiefly on poetry.
London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1868. vi, 318, 28 p. (adverts) ; 19 cm.
[Contents: The poet, or seer — David Gray — The student, and his vocation — Walt Whitman — Herrick’s Hesperides — Literary morality — On a passage in Heine — On my own tentatives]

The Land of Lorne: including the cruise of the ‘Tern’ to the Outer Hebrides.
(Alternate title: The Land of Lorne; or, a poet’s adventures in the Scottish Hebrides, including the cruise of the “Tern” to the Outer Hebrides.)
London: Chapman and Hall, 1871. 2 vols. xii, 282, vi, 278, 1 p. (adverts) : fronts. (photos.) ; 19 cm.
New York: Francis B. Felt & Co., 1871. 2 v. in 1. 384 p. : fronts. (photos.) ; 19 cm.

The Fleshly School of Poetry and Other Phenomena of the Day.
London: Strahan & Co., 1872. ix, 97 p. ; 19 cm.
New York: AMS Press, 1975. ix, 113 p. ; 19 cm. [Reprint of the 1872 ed. published by Strahan, London; bound together with ‘The Stealthy School of Criticism’ by D. G. Rossetti, originally published in the
Athenaeum, Dec. 16, 1871. ISBN: 0-404-08821-X]
New York: Garland Pub., 1986. ix, 97, 88 p. ; 19 cm. (Series: The Victorian Muse) [Includes ‘Under The Microscope’ by Algernon Swinburne. ISBN: 0-8240-8625-2]

Master-Spirits.
London: Henry S. King and Company, 1873. 4 p., l., 349 p. ; 21 cm.
London: Henry S. King and Company, 1874. 4 p., l., 349 p. ; 21 cm. Second Edition.
(Contents: Introduction: Criticism as one of the fine arts — The 'good genie' of fiction (Charles Dickens) — Tennyson, Heine & De Musset — Browning’s masterpiece [The Ring and the Book] — A young English positivist [John Morley] — Hugo in 1872 — Prose and verse — Birds of the Hebrides — Scandinavian studies — Poets in obscurity: George Heath. Laureate of the nursery [William Miller] — Note: Hunter’s Retrospect)

The Hebrid Isles: wanderings in the Land of Lorne and the Outer Hebrides.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1882.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1883. xi, 328 p. : front. ; 20 cm. A New Edition, with a frontispiece by William Small.
[A revised edition of
The Land of Lorne.]

A Poet’s Sketch-Book. Selections from the prose writings of Robert Buchanan.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1883. 5 p., l., [3]-314 p. ; 20 cm.
[Contents: The poet or seer — David Gray — Literary sketches — Nature sketches.]

A Look Round Literature.
London: Ward and Downey, 1887. 3 p., l., [ix]-xi, 386 p. ; 20 cm.
New York: Garland Pub., 1986. 386 p. ; 19 cm. (Series: The Victorian Muse) [ISBN: 0-8240-8601-5]
[Contents: From Æschylus to Victor Hugo — The character of Goethe — A note on Lucretius — Free thought in America — A note on Dante Rossetti — Thomas Love Peacock; a personal reminiscence — Sydney Dobell, and the “Spasmodic school;” a souvenir — The Irish “national” poet — Heine in a court suit — A talk with George Eliot — The literature of spiritualism; “post mortem” fiction — The modern stage — Flotsam and jetsam — From Pope to Tennyson — A last look around]

On Descending into Hell: a letter addressed to the Right Hon. Henry Matthews, Q.C., Home Secretary, concerning the proposed suppression of literature.
London: George Redway, 1889. 38, [1] p. ; 22 cm.
[Reprinted in
The Coming Terror, and other essays and letters (1891)
The copy held by Stanford University Library is of particular interest:
‘“This is A. C. Swinburne’s Copy, who evidently has carefully perused it, and marked certain paragraphs in blue pencil.”—Clipping inserted. Book-plate of A. C. Swinburne on verso of cover. Book-plate of Jerome Kern on verso of cover of case.’]

The Coming Terror, and other essays and letters.
London: William Heinemann, 1891. x, 385, 16 p. (adverts) ; 22 cm.
London: William Heinemann, 1891. x, 385 p. ; 22 cm. Second Edition.
New York: J. W. Lovell, 1891. xiv, 385 p. ; 22 cm.
New York: United States Book Co., 1891. 385 p. ; 22 cm. Second Edition.
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Contents: The coming terror: a dialogue between Alienatus, a provincial, and Urbanus, a cockney — Are men born free and equal? A controversy — On descending into hell: a protest against over-legislation in matters literary — The modern young man as critic — Is chivalry still possible? — Imperial cockneydom — Is the marriage contract eternal? — Flotsam and jetsam — Final words]

Is Barabbas a necessity? A discourse on publishers and publishing.
London: Robert Buchanan, 1896. 31 p. ; 25 cm.

The Voice of “The Hooligan”; a discussion of Kiplingism. (with Sir Walter Besant.)
New York: The Tucker Pub. Co.,1900. 59 p. ; 29 cm.

The Story of David Gray.
Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1900. 4 p., l., [v]-xxii p., 1l. [3]-85 [1] p. front. (port.) ; 19 cm.
[The 100th title published by Mosher. “400 copies of this book have been printed on Van Gelder hand-made paper, and the type distributed.” ‘The Story of David Gray’ first appeared in the Cornhill Magazine, Feb. 1864, v. 9, p. 164-177; and was reprinted, with additions, in Buchanan’s
David Gray, and other Essays, chiefly on poetry, London, 1868. ‘To David in heaven’: p. [ix]-xxii. ‘Poet Andrew’: p. [65]-85.]

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6. Plays

Corinne. 1876.
London: 1876. 78 p. ; 19 cm. [“Corinne. A romantic play, by Robert Buchanan, in four acts. Entirely original. Privately printed, not for publication.”]

Sweet Nancy. (An adaptation of Rhoda Broughton’s Nancy.) 1890.
New York: S. French, 1914. 76 p. : plans ; 19 cm. (Series: French’s Acting Edition. No. 2455)
[Title: ‘Sweet Nancy : a comedy in three acts / by Robert Buchanan ; founded on Rhoda Broughton’s novel “Nancy.”’]

The Piper of Hamelin: a fantastic Opera in two acts. 1893.
London: William Heinemann, 1893. 64 p., [13] leaves of plates, incl. title page (repeated on front cover) : ill. ; 20 cm. Illustrations by Hugh Thomson.
London: William Heinemann, 1893. 7-63, [64] p., [12] leaves of plates : ill. ; 21 cm. Limited edition. [“Fifty-five copies only have been printed of this edition on Whatman paper. T.p. in blue lettering; added illustrated t.p. Colophon: Chiswick Press:—C. Whittingham and Co., Tooks Court, Chancery Lane.”]

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The Strange Adventures of Miss Brown. (Written in collaboration with Charles Marlowe - pseudonym of Harriett Jay.) 1895.
New York ; London: S. French, 1909. 3 p., l., 5-88 p. : diagr. ; 19 cm. (Series: French’s International Copyrighted Edition of the Works of the Best Authors. No. 163)
New York: S. French, 1925. 88 p. ; plan ; 20 cm. (Series: French’s International Copyrighted Edition of the Works of the Best Authors. No. 163) [Includes cast list for original production at Terry’s Theatre, London, Oct. 14, 1895.]
Promptbook. Typescript in the New York Public Library. 36, 48, 25 leaves ; 27 cm.
A novelisation of “The Strange Adventures of Miss Brown” was also published in 1897, written by Harriett Jay:
The Strange Adventures of Miss Brown. 250 p. 8o. London: R. Buchanan, 1897.

[This play was later adapted into the musical comedy, Tulip Time, book by Worton David and Alfred Parker; lyrics by Bruce Sievier; music by Colin Wark; additional music and lyrics by Hubert W. David.
Tulip Time. (Libretto) London: Samuel French Ltd., 1939. 74 p. ; 25 cm.]

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The Maiden Queen. (A comic opera in 2 acts, book by Robert Buchanan and ‘Charles Marlowe’, music by Florian Pascal.) 1905.
London: Joseph Williams, Ltd., 1908. 55 p. 8o. (Libretto only)

Promptbooks of some of Buchanan’s other plays have also survived:

A Madcap Prince. 1874.
Promptbook. Harvard University, Houghton Library. Theatre Collection TS 3405.100 [Prompt copy. “Property of Fanny Davenport.”] 3 pt. fol.

Alone in London, or, A woman against the world. (In collaboration with Harriett Jay.) 1885.
Promptbook. New York Public Library. ca. 150 leaves ; 32 cm.
[The New York Public Library also has the following: Alone in London production materials, 1887-1888. 1 folder : Scene, property, lighting and fly plots.]
A novelisation of “Alone in London” was also published in 1892:
Alone in London / founded, by special permission, on the above popular drama by Harriet Jay and R. Buchanan.
London: 1892. Aldine Publishing Company. 62p; 22 cm. (Series: Home library of powerful dramatic tales: 26.)

Sophia. (An adaptation of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones.) 1886.
Promptbook. Typescript in the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington. [5], 11, 13-28, [1], 24, [1], 7, [1], 8-29, [1], 17 leaves ; 29 cm. [Records a Henry Jewett production, probably for the week of Jan. 19, 1920. Includes 5 scaled groundplans. Title: “Fielding's Tom Jones : a comedy in four acts / made by Rbt. Buchanan, Esq.”]

Squire Kate. (An adaptation of La Fermière by Armand d'Artois and Henri Pagat. A dramatisation of Buchanan’s novel, Come Live with Me and Be My Love.) 1892.
Typescript; with property plot. 1 v. ; 29 cm. New York Public Library.
[“Founded on ‘La farmiere’ [sic] ... by Armand d’Artois and Henri Pagat ... ‘Squire Kate’ however, is not an adaptation ... but an English play founded upon the subject.”]

The Squireen. (Written in collaboration with Aubrey Boucicault.) (n.d.)
Promptbook. Typescript in the New York Public Library. 1 vol. ; 28 cm. [“With this is bound: Buchanan, Robert Williams, 1841-1901. "The squireen." A second copy.”]

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[In his preface to the bibliography in Robert W. Buchanan (New York: Twayne Publishers Inc., 1973), John A. Cassidy writes the following: “Of the fifty plays listed by Allardyce Nicoll in his Late Nineteenth Century Drama (282- 83), only three have been published; and my efforts have unearthed only forty-four plays in manuscript or typescript in the Lord Chancellor’s collection now in the British Museum.” The British Library now holds the collection of ‘Lord Chamberlain’s plays 1824 - 1968’, but further details are not available online.]

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7. Miscellaneous

Wayside Posies: original poems of the country life. Edited by R. Buchanan.
London: G. Routledge & Sons, 1866. 91 l. : ill. ; 27 cm. (Illustrations by G. J. Pinwell, J. W. North and Frederick Walker. Engraved by the Brothers Dalziel.)

The Poetical Works of H. W. Longfellow. Edited and prefaced by R. Buchanan.
London: E. Moxon & Co., 1869. 2 vols. : fronts. (port., facsim.) ; 17 cm.

The Life and Adventures of J. J. Audubon. Edited, from materials supplied by his widow, by Robert Buchanan.
London: Sampson Low, Son & Marston, 1868. viii, 366 p. ; Front. (port.) ; 23 cm.
London: Sampson Low, Son & Marston, 1869. viii, 366 p. ; Front. (port.) ; 23 cm. Second Edition.
London: Sampson Low, Son & Marston, 1869. viii, 366 p. ; Front. (port.) ; 23 cm. Third Edition.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co.,1869. viii, 366 p. ; Front. (port.) ; 23 cm.
Revised edition: The life of John James Audubon, the naturalist. Ed. by his widow. (Lucy Green Bakewell Audubon, 1788-1874) With an introduction by Jas. Grant Wilson. (“The following pages are substantially the recently published work [Life and adventures of John James Audubon ... edited ... by Robert Buchanan, London, 1868] reproduced with some additions, and the omission of several objectionable passages.”—Introd.)
New York: G. P. Putnam, 1869. 443 p.
New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1871. [iii]-x 443 p. : illus. ; 20 cm.
New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1873. 2 p., l., [iii]-x, [11] -443 p. : front. (port.) ; 20 cm.
New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1875. x, 443 p. : port. ; 20 cm.
New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1879. x, [11]-443 p. : front. (port.) ; 20 cm.
New York: G. P. Putnam & Son, 1890. x, [11]-443 p. : front. (port.) ; 20 cm.
New York: G. P. Putnam & Son, 1894. 443 p. : front. (port.) ; 20 cm.
New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1901. 443 p., [1] leaf of plates : 1 port. ; 20 cm. (Series: American men of energy)
London: J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., ; New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1912. xx, 335 p. ; 17 cm. (Series: Everyman’s Library, ed. by Ernest Rhys. Biography. No. 601). (“Chiefly consisting of extracts from the diary of the great American naturalist.”—Editor’s pref. : Introduction by John Burroughs. : Bibliography of Robert Buchanan: p.[xiii] : Bibliography of John James Audubon: p.[xiii])
London: J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., ; New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1913. xviii, 335 p. ; 17 cm. (Series: Everyman’s Library, ed. by Ernest Rhys. Biography. No. 601). Introduction by John Burroughs.
London: J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., ; New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1915. xviii, 335 p. ; 17 cm. (Series: Everyman’s Library, ed. by Ernest Rhys. Biography. No. 601). Introduction by John Burroughs.
London: J. M. Dent; New York: E. P. Dutton, 1924. xviii, 335 p. ; 17 cm. (Series: Everyman’s Library, ed. by Ernest Rhys. Biography. No. 601). Introduction by John Burroughs. Reprint of 1915 edition.
China: Shanghai: 1937. [Chinese translation by Hongnian Fei.]

Hon. Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel: Poems of the Hon. Roden Noel. A selection. With an introduction by Robert Buchanan.
London, New York: W. Scott, 1892. xxiv, 368 p. ; 15 cm. (Series: The Canterbury Poets)

J. Connell, Poacher: The Truth about the Game Laws: a record of cruelty, selfishness, and oppression. With a preface by Robert Buchanan.
London: William Reeves, 1898. viii, 85 p. ; 20 cm. (Series: Humanitarian League’s publications. New Series. No. 2)

Algernon Charles Swinburne: Under the Microscope.
Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1899. ix, 96 p. ; 24 cm. (This edition of Swinburne’s reply to “The Fleshly School of Poetry”, originally published by D. White in 1872, contains the following appendices: 1. ‘The Session of the Poets’, 2. ‘The Monkey and the Microscope’, 3. Buchanan’s Apologia.)

 

8. Biographical and Critical Writings about Robert Williams Buchanan

Robert Buchanan: some account of his life, his life's work, and his literary friendships by Harriett Jay.
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1903. xii, 324 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports., facsims. ; 23 cm.
New York: AMS Press, 1970. xii, 324 p. : ill., facsim., ports. ; 23 cm. [ISBN: 0-404-03555-8]

Robert Buchanan, the Poet of Modern Revolt by Archibald Stodart-Walker.
London: Grant Richards, 1901.

Robert W. Buchanan by John A. Cassidy.
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., 1973. 172 p. ; 22 cm. (Series: Twayne’s English authors series, TEAS 157) [ISBN: 0-8057-1066-3]

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I also came across the following theses and dissertations:

Robert Williams Buchanan als kritiker der englischen literatur by Hubert Schneider. Strassburg: Schultz, 1914. 74 p. ; 24 cm

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Robert Buchanan by Cordelia Dorothea Crain. Stanford University, 1927. Typewritten. 6 p.l., 316 numb. l. ; 28 cm.

The Fiction of Robert Buchanan by Earl Leslie Sasser. Cornell University Library. [Ithaca, N. Y.] 1936. 5 p., l., 310 p. ; 27 cm.

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[From The Crisis (August, 1936 - p.254).]

 

Robert Williams Buchanan; a critical interpretation by George Gilbert Storey. Harvard University, 1949.

Robert Buchanan as mid-Victorian critic and controversialist by Gareth W. Dunleavy. 1949. Typewritten. iv, 75 numb. l. ; 28 cm.

Robert Williams Buchanan, 1841-1901 : a bio-bibliography by Shirley Lai-chih Lin. 1966. 87 l.;
28 cm.

Robert Buchanan and the Fleshly Controversy: A Reconsideration by Christopher D. Murray. The University of British Columbia, 1970. 177p.

Robert Buchanan (1841-1901) : An assessment of his career by Christopher D. Murray. Queen Mary, University of London, 1974. 282 p.

Populäres Drama, literarisches Feld und Intertextualität – Robert W. Buchanans Adaptionen für das viktorianische Theater (Popular Drama, the Literary Field and Intertextuality – Robert W. Buchanan’s Adaptations for the Victorian Theatre) by Sigrid Handel. Bielefeld University, Germany, 2013. 437 p.

 

9. Musical Adaptations of Buchanan Works

The Syren. 1870. Composer: Francesco Berger (1834-1933). London: Lamborn Cock and Co.

The New Covenant. Op. 38 (an ode written for the opening ceremony of the Glasgow International Exhibition, May, 1888). Composer: Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie (1847-1935). London; New York: Novello, Ewer and Co. 1888. 24 p. ; 26cm. (Series: Novello’s original octavo edition) [For chorus (SATB) and piano. Text also precedes score.]

Meg Blane; a rhapsody of the sea. Op. 48. 1902. Composer: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912).
London: Novello ; New York: Novello, Ewer & Co., c. 1902. [4], 80 p. ; 26 cm. (Series: Novello’s original octavo edition) [Vocal score. Orchestral accompaniment arranged for pianoforte.]

The Wedding of Shon McLean, a Scottish rhapsody. 1909. Composer: Hubert Bath (1883-1945)
London, New York: Chappell, 1909. [8] 115 p. ; 26 cm. [Vocal score. Orchestral accompaniment arranged for pianoforte.]

Part-songs, op. 73a, for TTBB. 1909. Composer: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912).
3. O mariners, out of the sunlight.
4. O who will worship the great god Pan?
London: Curwen, 1910.

The Veil. [Based on The Book of Orm] 1910. Composer: Frederic Hymen Cowen (1852-1935).
London: Novello ; New York: H. W. Gray, c. 1910. vii, 112 p. ; 26 cm. (Series: Novello’s original octavo edition) [Vocal score.]

The Wake of O'Connor, an Irish rhapsody. 1913. Composer: Hubert Bath (1883-1945)
London: Novello ; New York: H. W. Gray, 1913. 78 p. ; 26 cm. (Series: Novello’s original octavo edition) [Vocal score. Orchestral accompaniment arranged for pianoforte.]

In The Garden. 1915. Composer: William H. Spear (?). London: Cary & Co.

Phil Blood’s Leap. 1918. Composer: Cuthbert Clarke (?). Reynolds & Co. 10 p. (Series: Musical monologues (recitations with musical accompaniments) no. 177).

Love is Like the Roses. Composer: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912).
New York: Arthur P. Schmidt, 1918. 5 p. (Song for low voice and piano).
Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, 1921. 5 p. (Song for high voice and piano).

The Ballad of Judas Iscariot. 1947. Composer: Richard Purvis (1913-1994)
Philadelphia: Elkan-Vogel, 1947: 51 p.

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[Cover of the July 1930 edition of The Argosy, featuring Buchanan’s novel, The Moment After.]

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