PUBLISHER: Siegle, Hill & Co., London, England, c1904-c1921.

ABOUT:The earliest dated Siegle, Hill & Co. publications have 1904 imprints. It's catalogs first appear in The Reference Catalogue of Current Literature (London) in 1910, then again in 1913 and 1920, while a 1924 cross reference directs to "Leonard B. Hill". It offered many novelty and miniature books, later a variety of pocket maps and dictionaries in several languages. Its offering in general literature were mostly reprint titles (often poetry) and verse anthologies.

LUCILE’s ISSUED BY Siegle, Hill & Co.: The 1910 catalogue presents only one edition of Lucile, as imaged here. The Reference Catalogue was issued every four years and none are described 1906, 1913, or 1920; publication was suspended during WWI.

Three copies of the Siegle, Hill Lucile are known at this time. In 2010, the copy imaged below was offered by Zarak Books (Norwich, UK) described as "Extremely unusual edition on Bulwer Lytton's pseudonymous verse drama. In brown suede with gilt lettering and decoration and a window cut into it in which is a metallic bas relief model of a reclining woman in classical dress. The interior is extremely bright and unmarked and contains a dedication to the author's father. Undated but the publishers were only active between the turn of the century and about 1920. Soft Cover. Very Good. 16mo - over 5 3/4" - 6 3/4" tall." In 2020, the copy still appears Zarak's inventory, a second copy is on offer by a German bookseller as well, and a third appeared on eBay in October 2021.

All copies appear to be identical (save title page) to the 1909 Sesame Edition offered by the H. M. Caldwell Co..

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Last revised: 1 November 2020