(all entries marked in blue I own copies of)


If anyone has any copies that I don't have - please email me and we'll talk!!

A short form bibliography can be found here

Epitaphs for Country Churchyards (1856)

(collected and arranged by A.J.C.H)

Hare was from University College, Oxford. In his preface he relates that- "In a recent tour on the Wye and among the villages of Herefordshire and Monmouthshire, I have often stopped to examine the Epitaphs in the churchyards. It is sad to see how unsuitable, how almost ludicrous, many of them are. It is not only that they are devoid of beauty, but that they are calculated to drag down the minds of the survivors; chaining them to the recollection of the sufferings which their departed friends endured in their lifetime, harrowing them by the repetition, and in the end holding no lesson to be learnt, no comfort to look to, no hope of rest in another world. The chief variety upon these inscriptions is usually a catalogue of the virtues of the deceased, which would belong rather to heathen morality than to Christian humility". This is an instructive book to enable the reader to write their own epitaph, free of the pitfalls Hare denounces.

Murray's Handbook to Berks, Bucks and Oxfordshire (1861)


This is the only Hare title that I am still searching for!

A Winter at Mentone (1862)

[1st Edition]

THE non-existence of any Guide-book to Mentone, or of any history of Monaco and its neighbourhood, except the small summary of Monsieur Rendu, has induced the author to publish the following notes, descriptive of five months spent at Mentone, from November, 1860, to May, 1861.

The accounts of the excursions are derived from personal experience. The many local traditions and histories which have been added, are due to the assistance of the Mentonese residents, whose ready kindness and sympathy in any undertaking, cannot fail to impress every stranger who visits them.

Murray's Handbook to Northumberland and Durham (1863)

[1st Edition]


Walks in Rome (1871)

7 copies [3rd Edition (1872), 2 vols, 6th Edition (1878), 2 vols, 12 th Edition (rev 1887), 2 vols, 13th Edition (1893), 2 vols, 15th Edition (1900), 17th Edn (1905), 2 vols in 1 & 18th Edition (1909), 2 vols in 1]

With Map. 2 vols.

"The best handbook of the city and environs of Rome ever published. . . . Cannot be too much commended," - Pall Mall Gazette

"This book is sure to be very useful. It is thoroughly practical, and is the best guide that has yet been offered." - Daily News

"Mr. Hare's book fills a real void, and gives to the tourist all the latest discoveries and the fullest information bearing on that most inexhaustible of subjects, the city of Rome. . . . It is much fuller than 'Murray,' and any one who chooses may know how Rome really looks in sun or shade." - Spectator

Memorials of a Quiet Life (1872-6)

3 copies [1st Edition, Signed by Author, 3 vols, 1st Edition, 2 vols, Reprint of 9th Edition, 2 vols in 1]

3 vols., Vol III. with numerous Photographs

"One of those books which it impossible to read without pleasure. It conveys a sense of repose not unlike that which everybody must have felt out of service time in quiet little village churches. Its editor will receive the hearty thanks of every cultivated reader for these profoundly interesting 'Memorials' of two brothers, whose names and labours their universities and Church have alike reason to cherish with affection and remember with pride, who have smoothed the path of faith to so many troubled wayfarers, strengthening the weary and confirming the weak." - Standard

Wanderings in Spain (1873)

2 copies [1st Edition, 4th Edition (1883)]

with 17 Full-Page Illustrations.

"Here is the ideal book of travel in Spain; the book which exactly anticipates the requirements of everybody who is fortunate enough to be going to that enchanted land; the book which ably consoles those who are not so happy by supplying the imagination from the daintiest and most delicious of its stories." - Spectator

Days Near Rome (1875)

2 copies [1st Edition, Vol 2 only, 5th Edition, 1907, 2 vols in one]

with more than 100 Illustrations by the Author, 2 vols.

Cities of Northern Italy (1876)

[1st Edition, 2 vols]

Second Edition. With Illustrations.

"We can imagine no better way of spending a wet day in Florence or Venice than in reading all that Mr. Hare has to say and quote about the history, arts, and famous people of those cities. These volumes come under the class of volumes not to borrow, but to buy." - Morning Post

Walks in London (1878)

2 copies [6th Edition (1898), 2 vols, 7th rev Edition (1901, reprint 1923)]

With additional Illustrations. 2 vols.

"One of the really valuable as well as pleasant companions to the peripatetic philosopher's rambling studies of the town." - Daily Telegraph

Westminster (1879)

2 copies [1st Edition, Paperback reprint (1904)]

Reprinted from "Walks in London," as a Handy Guide. 120 pages

Life and Letters of Frances, Baroness Bunsen (1879)

3 copies [1st Edition, 2 vols, 1st Edition, 2 vols (vol 1 in unusual leather binding & marbled boards), ? Edition, 2 vols in 1]

With Portraits. 2 vols.

Freifrau von Bunsen (1890)

[1st Edition]

Translated by Hans Tharau.

Cities of Southern Italy and Sicily (1883)

[1st Edition]

With Illustrations.

"Mr. Hare's name will be a sufficient passport for the popularity of his work. His books on the Cities of Italy are fast becoming as indispensible to the traveller in that part of the country as the guide-books of Murray or Baedeker. . . . His book is one which I should advise all future travellers in Southern Italy and Sicily to find room for in their portmanteaus." - Academy


Sicily was published as a seperate volume in 1905

Cities of Central Italy (1884)

[1st Edition, 2 vols]

With Illustrations. 2 vols.

Florence (1884)

6 copies [1st Edition, 1st American Edition, 3rd Edition 1890, 4th Edition 1896, 5th Edition 1900, 7th Edition 1907]

with Plan and 27 Illustrations.

Sketches in Holland and Scandinavia (1885)

[1st Edition]

with Illustrations.

"This little work is the best companion a visitor to these countries can have, while those who stay at home can also read it with pleasure and profit." - Glasgow Herald

Studies in Russia (1885)

2 copies [1st Edition, 1st Edition]

with numerous Illustrations

"Mr. Hare's book may be recommended as at once entertaining and instructive." - Athnaeum

"A delightful and instructive guide to the places visited. It is, in fact, a sort of glorified guide-book, with all the charm of a pleasant and cultivated literary companion." - Scotsman.

Venice (1885)

5 copies [1st American Edition, 4th Edition 1896, 6th Edition 1904 (x2), 7th Edition 1907]

with Plan and 23 Illustraions.

"The plan of these little volumes is excellent. . . . Anything more perfectly fulfilling the idea of a guide-book we have never seen." - Scottish Review.

Paris (1887)

2 copies [2nd Edition (1900), 2 vols (x2)]

New Edition. With 50 Illustrations. 2 vols., sold separately.

Days Near Paris (1887)

2 copies [1st Edition (x2)]

With Illustrations. Single vol., or in 2 vols.

North-Eastern France (1890)

[1st Edition]

With map and 86 Woodcuts.

Picardy - Abbeville and Amiens - Paris and its Environs - Arras and the Manufacturing Towns of the North - Champagne - Nancy and the Vosges, &c.

South-Eastern France (1890)

3 copies [1st Edition (x2), 1st Edition (rebound)]

With Map and 176 Woodcuts

The different lines to the South - Burgundy - Auvergne - The Cantal - Provence - The Alpes Dauphinaises and Alpes Maritimes, &c.

South-Western France (1890)

[1st Edition]

With Map and 232 Woodcuts

The loire - The Gironde and Landes - Creuse - Corrèze - The Limousin - Gascony and Languedoc - The Cevennes and the Pyrenees, &c.

The Story of Two Noble Lives. (1893)

Charlotte, Countess Canning, and Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford.

[1st Edition, 3 vols]

In 3 vols., of about 450 pages each. Illustrated with 11 engraved Portraits and 21 Plates in Photogravure from Lady Waterford's Drawings, 8 full-page and 24 smaller Woodcuts from sketches by the Author.

Also a Special Large Paper Edition, with India Proofs of the Plates.

Sussex (1894)

[2nd Edition 1896]

With Map and 45 Woodcuts.

Life and Letters of Maria Edgworth (1894)

2 copies [1st Edition, 2 vols; 1971 reprint of 1st Edition 2 vols]

This Memoir of Maria Edgeworth, by her step-mother, Mrs.Edgeworth, was privately printed in 1867, but is now published, by the kind permission of the Edgeworth family, for the first time. The letters of Maria Edgeworth, which form the greater part of this work, are full of literary and human interest, and many of them are of great historical value. . . . These volumes are edited by Mr. Augustus Hare, who also contributes a Preface to the work. While omitting any letters and other material of a personal nature which have ceased to be of interest, Mr. Hare has carefully preserved in these volumes all that is of value in the original Memoir.

North-Western France (1895)

[1st Edition]

With map and 73 Woodcuts.

Normandy and Brittany - Rouen - Dieppe - Cherbourg - Bayeux - Caen - Coutances - Chartres - Mont St. Michel - Dinan - Brest - Alençon, &c.

"Mr. Hare's volumes, with their charming illustrations, are a reminder of how much we miss by neglecting provincial France." - Times

"The appreciative traveller in France will find no more pleasant, inexhaustible, and discriminating guide that Mr. Hare. . . . All the volumes are most liberally supplied with drawings, all of them beautifully executed, and some of them genuine masterpieces." - Echo.

"Every one who has used one of Mr. Hare's books will welcome the appearance of his new work upon France. . . . The books are the most satisfactory guide-books for a traveller of culture who wishes improvement as well as ebtertainment from a tour. . . . It is not necessary to go to the places described before the volumes become useful. While part of the work describes the district round Paris, the rest practically opens up a new country for English visitors to provincial France." - Scotsman.

The Gurneys of Earlham: (1895)

Memoirs and Letters of the Eleven Childrem of John and Catherine Gurney of Earlham, 1775-1875, and the Story of their Religious Life under many Different Forms.

[1st Edition, 2 vols]

Illustrated with 33 Photogravure Plates and 19 Woodcuts.

Biographical Sketches: (1895)

Memorial Sketches of Arthur Panrhyn Stanley, Dean of Westminster; Henry Alford, Dean of Canterbury; Mrs. Duncan Stewart; and Paray Le Monial.

[1st Edition]

Illustrated with 7 Portraits and 17 Woodcuts.

The Rivieras (1896)

[1st Edition]

With 67 Illustrations.

The Story of My Life: 1834 to 1870 (1896)

2 copies [1st Edition]

Vols. I to III. Recollections of Places, People, and Conversations, extracted chiefly from Letters and Journals. Illustrated with 18 Photogravure Portraits and 144 Woodcuts from Drawings by the Author.

Shropshire (1898)

2 copies [1st Edition (x2)]

With Map and 48 Woodcuts.

The Story of My Life: 1870 to 1900. (1900)

2 copies [1st Edition]

Vols. IV. to VI. With 12 Photogravure Plates and 247 Woodcuts.


Cromwell: His Character and Protectorate

Unbound chapter – no date – no author – SIGNED BY HARE

Guesses at Truth by Two Brothers (1838)

2 copies [Golden Treasury Edition 1889, Routledge Edition (no date)]

by Julius Charles Hare and Augustus William Hare

Mission of the Comforter and Other Sermons (with Notes) (1846)

[1st Edition, 2 vols (not matching)]

by Julius Charles Hare

Sickness, Its Trials and Blessings (?)

[3rd Edition 1851]

by Priscilla Maurice, sister of 'Aunt Esther'.

Proverbial Philosophy

[35th Edition 1859]

by Martin F Tupper. (One of Hare’s sources for ‘Epitaphs for Country Churchyards’)

Historical Memorials of Canterbury

[6th Edition 1872]

by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (close family friend of the Hares)

Men Were Different (1937)

[1st Edition]

by Shane Leslie, includes a lengthy essay on Augustus

The Downfall of Augustus Hare (1945)

[2nd Impression, 1946]

by Margaret Ross – this book has absolutely nothing whatever to do with ‘our’ Augustus Hare but is rather an interesting illustrated childrens book!!!

In Vagrant Mood (1952)

[Reprint 1998]

by W. Somerset Maugham - includes a personal account of meeting Augustus and a brief precis of the 'Life'

The Years with Mother (1952)

2 copies [1st Edition, Ppbk Edition (1984)]

(an abridgement by Malcom Barnes of vols. I - III of The Story of My Life)

In My Solitary Life (1953)

[1st Edition]

(an abridgement by Malcom Barnes of vols. IV - VI of The Story of My Life)

The Water Beetle (1962)

[1st Edition]

by Nancy Mitford, icludes an essay on Augustus and illustrations by Osbert Lancaster

Two Victorian Ladies (1969)

[1st Edition]

by A.R.Mills, More pages from the journals of Emily and Ellen Hall (with several anecdotes about meetings with Hare)

‘I’. . . an Anthology of Diarists (1972)

[1st Edition]

Edited by Barbara Willard with a chapter on Hare.

Augustus Hare in Italy (1977)

2 copies [1st Edition, Ppbk Edition (1988)]

An abridgement by Gavin Henderson of the Italian travel books, with Illustrations from the original wood engravings

Guessing at Truth: The Life of Julius Charles Hare (1979)

[1st Edition]

by N. Merrill Distad, a historical biography of 'Uncle Julius'

Augustus Hare: Victorian Gentleman (1985)

[1st Edition]

A biography of Augustus Hare by Malcolm Barnes

Campfire Stories (1985)

[1st Edition, Pbk]

by William Forgey, includes a copy of 'The Beast of Croglin Grange'

Augustus: Eminently a Victorian

play by James Roose-Evans (of "84 Charing Cross Road" fame)

Stare Back and Smile

[Penguin Edition, 1990]

by Joanna Lumley – recollections of Holmhurst.

Peculiar People: The Story of My Life (1995)

[1st Edition]

(an abridgement by Anita Miller and James Papp of the entire set (Vols. I - VI) of The Story of My Life)

Tanten, Tunten, Schräge Vögel (1996)

German Abridgement of ‘The Story of My Life’

All Saints Church, Herstmonceaux (1997)

A guide-book to All Saints by Rev Rosslyn Bruce with revisions by Miss Mary Tate and Mr. George Elliott