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Bibliography: George du Maurier - Novels and Other Works

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Recollections of an English Goldmine

Article in Once a Week, London, Volume V., pages 356 – 364, 21st September 18611861

English Society at Home: From the Collection of Mr Punch

Bradbury, Agnew & Co., London1880

The Illustration of Books from the Serious Artist’s Point of View

Two-part article in Magazine of Art, London, August 1890, pages 349 – 353 and September 1890, pages 371 – 375 1890

Peter Ibbetson

Harpers Monthly Magazine, XXII (published in instalments June to Nov 1891)1891
Harper & Brothers, New York (First US edition, 2 volume set, not illustrated)1891
Osgood McIlvaine, New York ((First single volume edition, illustrated)1891
James R Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., London (First UK edition, 2 volume set, illustrated)1892
James R Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., London (First UK single volume edition, illustrated)1895
There have been many editions of Peter Ibbetson, both in the UK and the US. One particularly interesting edition was published in 1969 by Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, and has a preface written by Daphne du Maurier.

Trilby

Harpers Monthly Magazine, XXVII (published in instalments January to July 1894)1894
Harper & Brothers, New York (First US edition, single volume, illustrated)1894
Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., London (First UK edition, 3 volume set, illustrated)1894
Osgood McIlvaine & Co., London (First UK edition, single volume, illustrated)1895
There have been many editions of Trilby published over the years; in fact the book is still in print today. Interesting editions include a large format limited edition of only 250 copies, published in 1895 and signed by George du Maurier, and a 1931 edition published by J.M. Dent & Sons, which included an introduction by Gerald du Maurier.

When Trilby was first serialised the novel included a minor character called Joe Sibley, who was based on the artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler, a long-time friend of George du Maurier. Joe Sibley joined the storyline in part three of the novel and there was an illustration which made the connection to Whistler very clear. Whistler took offence and threatened to sue George du Maurier. The case did not actually get to court but the character was changed in the novel and so all editions in book form include the new character. There is in existence a bound edition of the monthly magazine instalments and that does, of course, include Joe Sibley and the offending illustration. In 1982 a book called Svengali was published by W.H. Allen, London. This book is in fact the original version of Trilby and so includes the Joe Sibley character.

The Martian

Harpers Monthly Magazine, XXXII (published in instalments October 1896 to July 1897)1896
Harper & Brothers, New York (First US edition, single volume, illustrated)1897
Harper & Brothers, London (First UK edition, single volume, illustrated)1898
The Martian was published posthumously, George du Maurier having died in October 1896.

Social Pictorial Satire

Harpers Monthly Magazine XXXIV, (published in instalments February to March 1898)1898
Harper & Brothers, New York (First US edition, single volume, illustrated)1898
Harper & Brothers, London (First UK edition, single volume, illustrated)1898

A Legend of Camelot: Pictures and Poems etc.

Harper and Brothers, New York 1898
Bradbury, Agnew, and Co. Ltd., London1898

Peter Ibbetson, Trilby and the Martian Omnibus Edition

The Pilot Press Ltd. and Peter Davies Ltd, London1947
With introductions by John Masefield and Daphne du Maurier.

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