Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

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This is the ROBERT TEMPLE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE. It contains descriptions and notes relating to almost 18,000 titles in the fields of British and American literature, being the bulk of the stock that has passed through our hands since 1984, with the addition of a few earlier items of especial interest. Books currently in stock are not included, and it is therefore necessary to supplement your search by looking at our Current Catalogues. For the most part full bibliographical descriptions are given, though for some earlier items, catalogued when computing space was more restricted the details given are quite brief. For an account of the conventions adopted, the abbreviations used, and reference sources consulted, please see our information pages.




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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ABLEMAN (Paul). Vac. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1968. Tall double cr.8vo, perfect bound; final blank; lake boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in very slightly marked dust-wrapper.



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ABLEMAN (Paul). The Doomed Rebellion. A Bee in Bonnet Book From Zomba Books, 1983. 96pp., tall lge.post 8vo, wire stitched as a single gathering into plain white thin card wrappers; blank before half-title. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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ACHEBE (Chinua). Things fall apart. Heinemann, London Melbourne Toronto, 1958. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; pp.[viii]+185+[iii]; reddish brown cloth blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Slight spine roll; slight foxing of half-title, top-edges, and blank; otherwise a nice copy in frayed and slightly rubbed dust-wrapper strengthened with tissue on verso at tail of spine.

The author's first book and a major title.

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ACKER (Cathy). Great Expectations. Open Book Publications, In conjunction with Station Hill Press, 1982. Demy 8vo format, perfect bound; issued without half-title; three illustrations in text; pp.128; glazed white card wrappers, printed outside in cream and black. Faint flexion crease in spine; otherwise a fine copy.

Apparently the author's eighth publication. Begins with a Tarot reading.

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ACKER (Kathy). Algeria: A series of invocations Because nothing else works. Aloes Books London 1984. 32pp., A5 format, wire-stabbed as a single gathering into white card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front in pink, black, and full colour, in back in pink and black; half-title not called for; black and white title-leaf reversed out on both sides; pp.[ii]+29+[i (blank)]; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

According to the publisher, 1,500 copies were printed.

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ACKER (Cathy). Don Quixote Which was a dream. Paladin, Grafton Books, A Division of the Collins Publishing Group, London Glasgow, Toronto Sydney Auckland, 1986. Extra cr.8vo format, perfect bound; biographical note leaf precedes title-page; half-title not called for; pp.207+[i (blank)]; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in colours; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Slight marginal embrowning of poor quality paper; otherwise a fine copy.

A Paladin Paperback Original.

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ACKERLEY (J.R.). Hindoo holiday: An Indian journal. Chatto & Windus, 1932. Lge.post 8vo; final blank; light brown fine buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Very light foxing of end-papers and edges, but otherwise near-fine.

Possibly an advance copy, the front end-paper bearing a pencilled note of the publication date and price: ‘Apr 7. 8/6 net'.

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ACKERLEY (J.R.). Hindoo Holiday: An Indian Journal. New Edition. 1952, Chatto & Windus, London. Double cr.16mo; pp.[xii]+276; light cerise Sundour cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly faded dust-wrapper.

First revised and extended edition. Norah Smallwood's copy, with her pencilled initials on the front end-paper. Probably an advance copy: Norah Smallwood was Ackerley's editor at Chatto & Windus.

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ACKERLEY (J.R.). My father & myself. The Bodley Head, London Sydney, Toronto, 1968. Demy 8vo; half-tone portrait frontispiece and four double-sided plates, printed in sepia; pp.219+[i (blank)]; dull greeny-blue cloth-textured boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Completed in 1967, the year of the author's death, and published posthumously.

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ACKROYD (Peter). The house Of Doctor Dee. Hamish Hamilton, London, 1993. Med.8vo format, perfect bound; three blanks at end; pp.[iv]+[277]+[vii]; black fine-cloth-textured boards down-lettered and lettered with publisher's initials silver on spine; black end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper creased a little at corner of front flap.

The correct first printing, with: ‘First published 1993' and ‘1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2' on verso of title-page.

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ACKWORTH (John [i.e., Rev. Frederick R. Smith]). The Mangle house: a Lancashire tale. London, Charles H. Kelly, 2, Castle St., City Rd., and 26, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1902. Sm.cr.8vo; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+340+4; bevelled mottled apple-green fine linen ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g; laid-paper end-papers. Cloth a trifle faded on spine; neat inscription on front end-paper (v. note); otherwise a fine copy.

Wolff, 6429, recording a copy in ‘smooth olive buckram', bearing an inscription dated 1912, and probably of a later issue. The inscription on the front end-paper of the present copy is dated ‘Christmas 1902' and declares it to be a very early copy, the book having been published in november.

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ACKWORTH (John [i.e., Rev. Frederick R. Smith]). Old Wenyon's Will. With twelve illustrations. London, S.W. Partridge & Co., 8 & 9 Paternoster Row, N.D. [1904]. Line engraved frontispiece and eleven plates, all inserted, but included in the pagination; advertisements on verso of last leaf of text; final blank followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end; pp.341+[i]+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed dark red cloth, blocked blind, lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g. Numerous minor faults, but a good copy.

This title not in Wolff.

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ACKWORTH (John [i.e., Rev. Frederick R. Smith]). The partners. With eight illustrations. London, Robert Culley, 2 Castle Street, City Road, and 26 Paternoster Row, E.C., N.D. [1907]. Extra cr.8vo; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates, some signed ‘J.B.D.'; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+310+[ii]; dull blue rough buckram ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Vertical crease in front and back paste-downs due to an original binding fault, with corresponding pressure dints in first and last gatherings; otherwise a fine copy of a very scarce book.

This title not in Wolff, who appears to doubt its existence (v. his note to Clog-Shop Chronicles.) Apart from a volume of sermons published in 1909, the author's last book. Culley was the successor to Ackworth's previous publisher, Charles H. Kelly.

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ACTON (Harold). Cornelian. Chatto & Windus, 1928. Blank before half-title page, limitation leaf following it; title-page printed in blue and brown; imprint leaf at end; quarter light blue cloth lettered dark blue up spine, glazed marbled boards; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Cloth very slightly foxed, otherwise a fine copy, partly unopened.

One of an edition limited to 550 numbered copies, this copy being also signed by the author.

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ADAMS (Richard). Shardik. Allen Lane In association with Rex Collings, 1974. Imprint leaf before title-page; final blank; blue boards lettered gilt down spine; white end-papers printed with map in colours. Lower edge of front board very slightly faded, otherwise a fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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ADAMS (Richard). The girl in a swing. [On verso of title leaf:] Allen Lane, Penguin Books Ltd, 536 King's Road, 1980. Double demy 16mo; leaf bearing publisher's device precedes title-page; half-title not called for; final blank; grey-green boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Very slight flexion creasing of front cover and spine; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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ADAMS (Richard). Maia. Viking, 1984. Med.8vo format, perfect bound; advertisement leaf precedes title-page; half-title not called for; pp.1056; black boards lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with map in purple. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Published at £12.95

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A.E. [i.e., George W. Russell]. Imaginations And reveries. Maunsel & Company, Ltd., Dublin, N.D. [c.1915]. Blue cloth ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Nice copy.

This variant with an undated (integral) title-page is apparently unrecorded.

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AGATE (Captain James E.). L. of C. (Lines of Communication). Being the Letters of a Temporary Officer in the Army Service Corps. Constable and Company, Ltd., 1917. Blank before half-title. Gilt oxydised on spine; otherwise a very nice copy.

The author's scarce first book.

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AGATE (James). On an English screen. John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., 1924. 6pp. integral advertisements at end; grey cloth blocked blue on front cover, ruled and lettered blue on spine; t.e. grey, others uncut. Nice copy.



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ALBERTS (A.). The islands. Translated by Hans Koning. Edited, with an introduction and notes, By E.M. Beekman. The University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, 1983. Double demy 16mo; pp.[xvi]+137+[i (Cataloging Data)]+[vi (blank)]; dull sea-green rough cloth, blocked with publisher's device and lettered, black, down spine; green and white head and tail bands; black end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First edition in English of a book published originally in Dutch, as ‘De eilanden' in 1972. Issued as a volume in the ‘Library of the Indies' series under the General Editorship of E.M. Beekman.

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ALDINGTON (Richard). Remy de Gourmont: A Modern Man of Letters. University of Washington Book Store, Seattle, 1928. Blank and advertisement leaf before half-title; advertisement leaf at end; self-wrappers of thick paper in which multicoloured chips of other papers have been incorporated, printed in black; wire-stitched; a.e. uncut. Wrappers flaking and cracking a little on the spine; some pencil scoring in the text; otherwise a nice copy. A scarce title.

Number Thirteen of The University of Washington Chapbooks, Edited by Glenn Hughes.

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ALDINGTON (Richard). Death of a hero. A novel. Chatto & Windus, 1929. Lge.post 8vo; Epilogue leaf at end; black smooth cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. brown, lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in torn dust-wrapper internally reinforced.



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ALDINGTON (Richard). At All Costs. William Heinemann Ltd., 1930. F'cap 8vo, printed in half-sheets; blank before half-title, two at end; hammered orange self-wrappers folded over outer blanks, the front wrapper printed in black. A nice copy.

Short story dealing with the First World War.

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ALDINGTON (Richard). At All Costs. William Heinemann Ltd., 1930. Lge.post 8vo, printed in half-sheets; blank before half-title, two at end; quarter grey-green buckram, lettered gilt up spine, grey marbled boards; t.e.g. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 275 copies numbered and signed by the author. Short story dealing with the First World War.

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ALDINGTON (Richard). Roads To Glory. Chatto & Windus, 1930. Imprint leaf, followed by publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue on thin paper at end; pp.[viii]+278+[ii]; turquoise rough buckram, blocked and lettered black on spine; t.e. turquoise, lower-edges uncut. Cloth of spine slightly faded; corner of back cover flexion creased, with resultant crack in end-paper; text fine.

The publisher's File Copy, with their label to this effect on the spine. The binding, however, is secondary, the black lettering being characteristic of the Centaur Library (3/6d. cheap reissues made to work off unsold sheets), and the Phoenix Library and Centaur Library listings in the catalogue show this title as included in the latter.

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ALDINGTON (Richard). Roads To Glory. Chatto & Windus, 1930. Lge.post 8vo; half-title not called for; limitation leaf precedes title-page; imprint leaf at end; quarter turquoise cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine, white boards printed with all-over pattern in orange yellow; t.e.g., others uncut. A very nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 360 numbered copies printed on large Basingwerk Parchment paper, this copy being signed by the author.z

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ALDINGTON (Richard). Two stories. E[lkin] M[athews], No Place, 1930. Cr.8vo, printed in half-sheets; quarter Cambridge blue buckram, white paper covered board sides printed with over all pattern in scarlet, yellow, and marina blue; buff paper label on front cover, printed in black; a.e. uncut. In general, a nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 530 copies numbered and signed by the author.

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ALDINGTON (Richard). Last straws. Hours Press, 15, rue Guénégaud, Paris, 1930. Super roy.8vo; final blank; pp.[iv]+61+[iii]; marbled boards, black labels printed in whitey-blue on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Slight bubbling of front end-papers due to an original binding fault; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 700 numbered copies.

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ALDINGTON (Richard). The Colonel's Daughter: A novel. Chatto and Windus, London, 1931. Sm.cr.8vo; blank, half-title, and advertisement leaf precede title-page; blank at end; pp.[xii]+365+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; light turquoise cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. blue. Near fine copy.

The first binding.

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ALDINGTON (Richard). Stepping heavenward. A record. Chatto & Windus, 1931. Blank before half-title; series vignette on title-page; 4pp. series advertisements on text paper at end; cream linen textured boards printed in blue. Back end-paper lacking, otherwise a fine copy in slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Issued as volume 13 of The Dolphin Books. The dust-wrapper of this copy has laid on to the front flap a publisher's slip advertising the latest three titles in the series.

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[ALDINGTON (Richard)] Letters To the Amazon By Remy de Gourmont Translated with an introduction by Richard Aldington. Chatto & Windus, 1931. Lge.post 8vo; advertisement leaf follows half-title; pp.xx+188; light brownish red cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Slight fading of cloth, and covers slightly warped; internally fine.



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ALDINGTON (Richard). Soft answers. Chatto & Windus, 1932. Advertisement leaf follows half-title leaf; 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end; orange buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. yellow, lower-edges uncut. Spine faded, otherwise a fine copy.



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ALDINGTON (Richard). The Eaten Heart. Chatto & Windus, 1933. Near-fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Review copy with the publisher's review slip loosely inserted.

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ALDINGTON (Richard). Women Must work: A novel. London, Chatto & Windus, 1934. Advertisement leaf follows half-title; imprint leaf at end; pp.[viii]+382+[ii]; dark blue buckram blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. dark blue, lower-edges uncut. Vertical crease in spine; light foxing of prelims. and last leaf; otherwise a nice copy.



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ALDINGTON (Richard). Artifex: Sketches and ideas. Chatto & Windus, 1935. Leaf blank but for signature mark ‘*' precedes half-title; printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.[xii]+234+[ii]; blue buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Edges foxed; prelims. very slightly so; otherwise a fine copy in slightly darkened and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.



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[ALDINGTON (Richard).]. D.H. Lawrence: A complete list of his works, together with a critical appreciation. William Heinemann Ltd., N.D. [1935]. Portrait frontispiece; facsimile of a letter from Lawrence, and other illustrations in text; pp.[ii]+22; wrappers, printed in red, black, and green. Fine copy.

Issued by Heinemann as an advertisement for the Pocket Edition of the Works, and described by Aldington as an attempt at "the briefest ‘catalogue raisonnée' of the books." Not to be confused with the 1930 or 1950 pamphlets, which differ in text.

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ALDINGTON (Richard). Very heaven. William Heinemann Ltd, 1937. Blank before half-title; light blue smooth cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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ALDINGTON (Richard). Seven against Reeves: A comedy-farce. William Heinemann Ltd, 1938. Blank before half-title, two at end; light blue smooth cloth, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Some very light foxing of blanks and prelims.; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper, strengthened on verso with tissue, and with two small chips at tail of spine.



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ALDINGTON (Richard). The Strange Life of Charles Waterton 1782=1865. Evans Brothers Limited, 1949. Demy 8vo; vignette on title; frontispiece, and four double-sided plates; light blue cloth, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. light blue. One corner of each board very lightly damp-faded; almost imperceptible foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper a little stained on verso.



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ALDINGTON (Richard). D.H. Lawrence: An Appreciation. Harmondsworth, 1950. White wrappers printed in blue and red. Nice copy.

Based upon Aldington's 1930 essay, but revised and largely re-written, this little volume was produced to accompany the Commemoration Edition of Lawrence's works.

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ALDINGTON (Richard). Portrait of a genius, But . . . (The life of D.H. Lawrence, 1885-1930). William Heinemann Ltd, 1950. Double demy 16mo; portrait frontispiece, six double-sided plates, and one facsimile on text-paper; light blue coarse glazed cloth, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, blocked silver on front cover, blocked and lettered silver on spine. A generally nice copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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ALDINGTON (Richard). Frauds. William Heinemann Ltd, 1957. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; four double-sided plates; final blank; light violet cloth blocked blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Slight fading of cloth on spine and at edges, and insignificant nick in cloth of front cover; otherwise a very nice copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper dust-marked on back panel.



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ALDINGTON (Richard). Austria: L'autriche: Osterreich. A Book of Photographs With an Introduction by Richard Aldington. Anglo-Italian Publication, N.D. [19 ]. Super royal 8vo; pp.[224]; mottled fawn coarsely woven cloth, lettered red on front cover and down spine; end-papers printed with map in black. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Aldington's Introduction, printed in English, French, and German, occupies pp.7-24, the remainder of the volume being printed on imitation art paper, and consisting of ninety-nine double sided plates, and one leaf of Index. Printed in Czechoslovakia.

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ALDRIDGE (James). The Diplomat. 1949. Red cloth ruled and panelled black, lettered red through black on front cover and spine, lettered black on spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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ALDRIDGE (James). Gold & Sand. The Bodley Head, 1960. Lge.16mo; yellow boards ruled and lettered black on spine. Label removed from back paste-down; otherwise a nice copy in marked and frayed dust-wrapper.

Short stories.

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ALEICHEM (Sholom, i.e., Solomon Rabinowitch). Tevye's Daughters. Translated by Frances Butwin. Vallentine, Mitchell, 1973. Crimson cloth ruled and lettered gilt on front cover, panelled dark blue, blocked with publisher's device and lettered on and down spine gilt. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

A volume in the series ‘Modern Jewish Classics'. First English edition.

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ALLEN (Osric). A novel by Rodney Scruggs or Charlie Chimp or Osric Allen or Hyperbole G. Maelstrom: The Dark Tunnel, A comedy. Published by Robert Temple, 65 Mildmay Road London N1 4PU In the year one thousand nine Hundred and ninety four A.D. Med.8vo; text-paper blank and limitation leaf precede half-title; text-paper blank at end; pp.[x]+250+[ii]; specially made quarter ‘Classic' vellum lettered black on spine, French joints, black vertically fine ribbed cloth sides over millboard, lettered black on spine; black and white head- and tail- bands; top- and lower- edges uncut; ripple-embossed black end-papers; black waterproof cloth covered slip-case, lettered gilt on sides, and with tripple-ruled box on leading side; flyer for trade edition loosely laid in, as issued. Fine copy in tissue dust-wrapper and publisher's slip-case.

New copy. One of an edition limited to 65 copies numbered and signed by the author, printed on large cotton-based ‘Canaletto Grossa' paper made in Milan by Cartiera di Cordenons Spa, and hand-bound in specially made English ‘Classic' quarter vellum, with Italian-made ‘Luxor' cloth sides, by Barrie Upton at Grays of Surrey. One of twenty copies only for sale. Issued on August 25th, 1994, two weeks in advance of the 300 copy limited edition, and of the trade edition.

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ALLEN (Osric). Space, Time, And Continuity: Being a draft of Chapter Twenty-Nine of the Novel "Pornogram" By Osric Allen. Published by Robert Temple for the author, 65, Mildmay Road, London N1 4PU, January, 2002. One half-sheet A5; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+12; wire-stitched into plain white card wrappers, cut flush, silver self-wrapper printed in black on front panel. Fine.

New copy. One of only six copies for sale of a total edition limited to thirty copies. Adumbrates a new theory of matter.

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ALLEN (Osric). An Essay on Matter. By Osric Allen. Published by Robert Temple for the author, 65, Mildmay Road, London N1 4PU, June, 2002. One half-sheet A5; half-title not called for; pp.[ii]+[13]+[i (blank)]; wire-stitched into plain white card wrappers, cut flush, silver self-wrapper printed in black on front panel. Fine.

New copy. One of only ten copies for sale of a total edition limited to fifty copies. The first state of text, with cancellation slips laid-on to pp.4 and 5. One of twenty-five copies thus. Second discussion document, proposing a new theory of matter.

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ALLEN (Osric). An Essay on Matter. By Osric Allen. Published by Robert Temple for the author, 65, Mildmay Road, London N1 4PU, June, 2002. One half-sheet A5; half-title not called for; pp.[ii]+[13]+[i (blank)]; wire-stitched into plain white card wrappers, cut flush, silver self-wrapper printed in black on front panel. Fine.

New copy. One of only ten copies for sale of a total edition limited to fifty copies. The second state of text, with a three-entry Errata slip laid-on to the verso of the title-page. One of twenty-four copies thus. Second discussion document, proposing a new theory of matter.

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ALLEN (Osric). An Essay on Matter. By Osric Allen. Published by Robert Temple for the author, 65, Mildmay Road, London N1 4PU, June, 2002. One half-sheet A5; half-title not called for; pp.[ii]+[13]+[i (blank)]; sewn into plain white card wrappers, cut flush, silver self-wrapper printed in black on front panel. Fine.

New copy. One of an edition limited to fifty copies, ten only of which were offered for sale. The third state of text, sewn instead of being wire-stitched, with a cancellation slip laid-on to p.4, and with pp.5-8 reprinted. Five copies were produced thus, including four out-of-series copies for copyright deposit. Second discussion document, proposing a new theory of matter.

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ALLEN (Osric). Three Socratic Dialogues Set in the Near Future On Matter and the Nature Of the Present: Being Extracts from Current "Work in Progress" By Osric Allen. Published by Robert Temple, 65, Mildmay Road, London N1 4PU, (May) 2005. B5 format, 16pp. wire-stitched into plain white card wrappers, cut flush, translucent paper self-wrapper printed on front and front flap in black. Fine.

New copy.Third discussion document, proposing a new theory of matter.

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ALLEN (Osric). Matter and the Nature Of the Present: A Blueprint for Exploration. A Socratic Dialogue Adapted with Additions, and Notes From Chapters Thirty-Five, Thirty-seven, Thirty-nine and Forty-four of the Novel, ‘Pornogram' by Osric Allen. Published by Robert Temple, 65, Mildmay Road, London N1 4PU, April 2009. B5 format, pp.[iv]+39+[i (statement of printing)]; wire-stitched into plain white card wrappers, cut flush, translucent paper self-wrapper printed on front and back panels in black; issued without end-papers. Fine.

New copy The fourth and discussion text, preceded by three other pamphlets printed as discussion documents. Proposes a new theory of matter.

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ALMEDINGEN (Edith M.). The English Pope (Adrian IV). With a foreword by The Rev. C.C. Martindale, S.J. Illustrated. Heath Cranton Limited, 6 Fleet Lane London E.C.4, 1925. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; portrait frontispiece and ten plates; dark blue linen grain cloth ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Covers showing slight general wear; slight foxing of prelims.; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.



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ALMEDINGEN (E.M.). Frossia. John Lane The Bodley Head, 1943. Orange cloth lettered light marina blue on spine. Fine in frayed and torn dust-wrapper.



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ALMEDINGEN (E.M.). Dasha. John Lane The Bodley Head, 1944. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.vi+289+[i (blank)]; turquoise cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Slight fading of spine; otherwise a fine copy in badly chipped and torn dust-wrapper printed on back of another dust-wrapper.



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ALMEDINGEN (E.M.). Dom Bernard Clements: a portrait. 1945. Portrait frontispiece; black cloth lettered gilt on front cover and down spine; dust-wrapper printed on verso of Bodley Head dust-wrapper. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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ALMEDINGEN (E.M.). The Almond Tree. 1947. Bright yellow cloth lettered black on front cover and down spine. Edges slightly foxed, otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

A review copy, with the publisher's review slip loosely inserted. The second volume of the author's autobiography.

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ALMEDINGEN (E.M.). Within The harbour. The Bodley Head, 1950. Double cr.16mo; final blank; sky blue cloth, lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The third volume of the author's autobiography.

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ALMEDINGEN (E.M.). Flame On the water. Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd, 1952. Pp.320; red cloth lettered gilt on spine. Light marking of back cover; otherwise a nice copy.



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ALMEDINGEN (E.M.). The rock. Hutchinson, Stratford Place, 1953. Black cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy.



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ALMEDINGEN (E.M.). Fair Haven. Hutchinson, 1956. Red boards ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Very nice copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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ALMEDINGEN (E.M.). Dark Splendour. Hutchinson of London, 1961. Final blank; blue boards, blocked in yellow, lettered white on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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ALMEDINGEN (E.M.). The Ladies of St Hedwig's. Hutchinson of London, 1965. Lge.16mo; green cloth ruled black, blocked with publisher's device and lettered white on spine; grey end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper stained a little on back panel.



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ALMEDINGEN (E.M.). Young Mark: The story of a venture. Illustrated by Victor G. Ambrus. Oxford University Press, 1967. Demy 8vo; numerous illustrations in text; final blank; pp.[xii]+146+[ii]; light sea green cloth lettered gilt on and up spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

A scarce late title. A novel based on the life of the author's great-great-grandfather.

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ALVAREZ (A.). Under pressure: The writer in society: Eastern Europe and the U.S.A. Penguin Books, [Harmondsworth, Middx.,] 1965. Sm.double cr.16mo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[188]+[i (blank)]+[ii]; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in red, black, and blue; issued without end-papers. Some embrowning of poor quality paper; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as a Pelican Original (No.A777).

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AMIS (Martin). Dead Babies. Jonathan Cape, 1975. Cr.8vo format, perfect bound; final blank; charcoal boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. orange. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The author's second book.

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AMIS (Martin). Other People: A Mystery Story. Jonathan Cape, 1981. Double cr.16mo; charcoal boards, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's monogram device gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The author's fourth book.

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AMIS (Kingsley). That uncertain feeling: A Novel. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1955. Double post 16mo; final blank; scarlet boards, lettered gilt on spine. Gilt slightly dull on spine; last two leaves badly opened; otherwise fine in a late issue dust-wrapper.

The author's second book. The dust-wrapper bears the words ‘second impression' on the front panel, together with a quotation from a review by John Betjeman. The volume may have been so issued, since an ownership inscription on the front end-paper, dated April 1956, suggests that it may have been a sleeper on some bookseller's shelf - in which case, if the original dust-wrapper had become soiled, a substitute would probably have been obtained from the publisher's, prior to first sale, in accordance with the usual trade practice at that date.

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AMIS (Kingsley). I like it here. A novel. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1958. Double cr.16mo; deep pink boards lettered gilt on spine. Gilt slightly oxydised; paste-downs slightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and slightly rubbed dust-wrapper.

The author's third novel.

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AMIS (Kingsley). Take a girl like you. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1960. Double cr.16mo, perfect bound; red boards lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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AMIS (Kingsley). I want it Now. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, 1968. Bright light blue boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. pale salmon. Virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper slightly rubbed along extreme top edge.



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AMIS (Kingsley). I want it Now. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, 1968. Bright light blue boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. pale salmon. Virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Review copy, with the publisher's review slip giving the scheduled date of publication as 7th October, 1968, loosely laid in.

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AMIS (Kingsley). Girl, 20. Jonathan Cape, 1971. Final blank; very dark brown linen-grain boards, blocked and lettered gilt down spine; t.e. salmon pink. Fine copy in near fine dust-wrapper.



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AMIS (Kingsley). Covent Garden stories Edited by Ronald Hayman: Number One. Dear illusion. Covent Garden Press Ltd, 1972. Lge.f'cap 4to format, [vi]+38pp., wire-stitched as a single gathering into light brownish sand card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black on all four leaves; blank at front and back; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 600 copies. In a note on the inside front wrapper Amis describes this work as "something too short to be called a novel", rather than a short story proper. Possibly a fine distinction!

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AMIS (Kingsley). On Drink. Nicolas Bentley Drew the pictures. Jonathan Cape, 1972. Blank before half-title, blank at end; numerous illustrations on text-paper; maroon boards, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper. An uncommon title.



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AMIS (Kingsley). Memoirs. Hutchinson, London Sydney Auckland Johannesburg, 1991. Double med.16mo; twelve double-sided plates from photographs; three blanks at end; pp.xvi+346+[vi]; black fine cloth-textured boards blocked with publisher's device and down-lettered gilt on spine; blue-and-white headband; dove grey end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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AMIS (Kingsley [Sir]). You Can't Do Both. Hutchinson, London, 1994. Double lge.med.16mo; three blanks at end; pp.[viii]+306+[vi]; steel-blue cloth-textured boards, down-lettered and blocked with publisher's device, gilt, on spine; hammered black end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The correct first printing, with ‘135798642' on verso of title leaf.

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ANAND (Mulk Raj). Persian painting. Faber & Faber, 1930. Half-tone frontispiece precedes half-title; blank at end; green self-wrappers printed in black, over thin boards; t.e. uncut. Point of spine slightly rubbed; otherwise a fine unopened copy.

Issued as No.25 of the Criterion Miscellany.

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ANAND (Mulk Raj). Two leaves And a bud By Mulk Raj Amand [sic!]. London, Lawrence & Wishart, 1937. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.[vi]+[258]; plain brown thin paper wrappers, cut flush, end-papers not laid on. Wrappers unobtrusively repaired at front joint with a strip of brown paper; slight curling of corners of wrappers and first and last few leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

Uncorrected proof copy, its status amply demonstrated by the misprint on the title-page. This has been corrected in ink by the author, who has added a signed holograph presentation inscription. An uncommon title in any case, rare in proof.

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ANAND (Mulk Raj). Letters on India. The Labour Book Service, 68-74 Carter Lane, E.C.4, 1942. White boards printed in brown. Spine slightly darkened, otherwise a fine copy.

A scarce Anand title, available only to members of The Labour Book Service. Includes an Introductory Letter from Leonard Woolf.

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ANAND (Mulk Raj). The barber's trade union And Other stories. Jonathan Cape, 1944. Beige cloth lettered red up spine. Fine copy in very slightly rubbed dust-wrapper.



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ANAND (Mulk Raj). Is there a contemporary Indian civilisation? Asia Publishing House, London, 1963. Globe 8vo; pp.[xii]+207+[i (blank)]; brown very fine linen-textured buckram, blocked with publisher's imprint and device and down-lettered, black, on spine. Fine copy in nicked dust-wrapper.

A fascinating analysis of the development of Indian civilisation through the ages, with particular reference to the Raj and later. Printed in India.

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ANDERSEN (Hans Christian). Oxford complete edition: Fairy tales And other stories By Hans Christian Andersen Revised and in part newly translated by W.A. & J.K. Craigie With ninety-five illustrations. Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, New York, Toronto, Melbourne, Bombay, 1914. Double globe 16mo; half-title not called for; pp.viii+1140; dull blue buckram, ruled blind on sides, blocked with portrait vignette gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g.; blue silk marker. Fine copy in minutely chipped dust-wrapper. Scarce in this condition.

R.N. Green-Armytage's copy, with his neat pencilled inscription on the front end-paper. Loosely laid in, as usual with Green-Armytage's books, is a number of relevant newspaper clippings. The first complete collected edition in English, including 155 stories all told, including some not previously translated. Printed, according to the dust-wrapper, on ‘Oxford India paper.' Though there is no binder's ticket, like all Oxford books of the period, bound by Bailey Brothers.

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ANDREEV (Leonid). The dark. Translated by L.A. Magnus and K. Walter. 1922, Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, Hogarth House, Richmond. Sq.demy 8vo; integral advertisement leaf followed by imprint leaf at end; cream wrappers printed in black on front; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Poor quality paper lightly embrowned throughout; slight creasing and fraying of wrappers; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Printed at Weimar in Germany. Woolmer, 18. According to Woolmer the volume was not issued until January 1923 - but the advertisements include nothing issued later than June 1922, and the book was certainly planned and printed before the publication of ‘Jacob's Room' was in prospect in October 1922, when the Press was first established on a commercial basis. The number of copies printed was probably quite small.

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ANONYMOUS. A history of The Cobden Club By members of the Club. Cobden-Sanderson, 1939. Portrait frontispiece, two plates, and facsimile in text; brick-red cloth lettered gilt on spine. Slight fading of covers, otherwise a near-fine copy



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ANONYMOUS. Tura's Temptation: A new complete novel. William Stevens, Ltd., 23 & 24 Henrietta Street, July, 1902. Blue green wrappers printed in red, pp.2, 3, and 4 bearing advertisements, the front wrapper serving as title-page. Slight wear to wrappers, and staples a trifle rusted, but a nice copy nonetheless.

No.207 of the Monthly Magazine of Fiction.

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ANSTEY (F. [i.e., F. Anstey Guthrie].). A bayard from Bengal: Being some account of the Magnificent and Spanking Career of Chunder Bindabun Bhosh, Esq., B.A., Cam-Bridge, by Hurry Bungsho Jabberjee, B.A., Calcutta University, author of "Jottings and Tittlings," etc., Etc., to which is appended the Parables and Proverbs Of Piljosh, freely translated from the Original Styptic by Another Hand, with Introduction, Notes and Appendix by the above Hurry Bungsho Jabberjee, B.A. The whole edited and revised By F. Anstey Author of "Vice Versa," etc. etc. With eight illustrations by Bernard Partridge. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street, W.C., London, 1902. Blank before half-title; title-page printed in red and black; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates each faced by a leaf of notes with blank verso, not included in the pagination; integral leaf bearing printer's inprint on recto, blank on verso, followed by publisher's inserted 40pp. Catalogue at end, dated August 1902; pp.[2]+xiv+137 (not including Notes leaves)+[i (blank)]+[ii]; sea-green and pale-green linen patterned rough buckram lettered white on front cover, gilt on spine, the front cover with a large recessed panel bearing a pale green glazed paper onlay printed with a half-tone illustration in black; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Cloth a little bruised and worn at head of spine; some foxing; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

Turner, 22, describing the fore-edges as cut and the lower-edges as [rough-]trimmed, which does not accord with the present copy.

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ANSTEY (F. [Thomas Anstey Guthrie]). A long Retrospect. Oxford University Press, 1936. Demy 8vo; pp.[viii]+424; portrait frontispiece, and nine plates (four after drawings by the author); rich brown Sundour cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. brown. Faint stain affecting lower margins of one opening; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and chipped dust-wrapper. Scarce.

Posthumous autobiography.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ANTHOLOGY. Americans Abroad: An Anthology Edited by Peter Neagoe. With autographed photographs and Biographic sketches of the authors. 1932, The Servire Press, The Hague (Holland). Sm.roy.8vo; pp.[xii]+475+[i (blank)]; numerous half-tone portraits on text-paper; full Holland, lettered dull blue on front cover and spine, blocked and lettered with publisher's device dull blue and white-through-dull-blue on spine; t.e. crimson; fawn end-papers. Ink drawing on back end-paper, probably by Nicholas Moore, whose copy this once was; otherwise, in general a nice copy. Scarce.

Fifty-two writers, including Conrad Aiken, Djuna Barnes, Kay Boyle, John Cournos, Malcolm Cowley, Caresse and Harry Crosby, E.E. Cummings, John Dos Passos, James Farrell, Charles Henri Ford, Ernest Hemingway, Eugene Jolas, Alfred Kreymborg, Robert McAlmon, Henry Miller, Ezra Pound, Laura Riding, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, etc., etc. One of two variant bindings, copies also being known in quater pale grey cloth with crocus yellow boards, similarly blocked and lettered in brown. This copy has the reading ‘intricats' for ‘intricate' at l.26 on p.128: state or issue significance, if any, undetermined.

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ANTHOLOGY. Americans Abroad: An Anthology Edited by Peter Neagoe. With autographed photographs and Biographic sketches of the authors. 1932, The Servire Press, The Hague (Holland). Sm.roy.8vo; pp.[xii]+475+[i (blank)]; numerous half-tone portraits on text-paper; quarter pale grey fine weave cloth, crocus yellow boards, lettered brown on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's device brown. lettered pale grey through brown, on spine; t.e. dark grey; hammered cream end-papers. Small faded strip at extreme head of spine; one fox-spot affecting first four leaves (very small on all but half-title; otherwise a virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper re-inforced on verso with white paper, and unobtrusively chipped at head of spine. Scarce, especially in dust-wrapper.

Fifty-two writers, including Conrad Aiken, Djuna Barnes, Kay Boyle, John Cournos, Malcolm Cowley, Caresse and Harry Crosby, E.E. Cummings, John Dos Passos, James Farrell, Charles Henri Ford, Ernest Hemingway, Eugene Jolas, Alfred Kreymborg, Robert McAlmon, Henry Miller, Ezra Pound, Laura Riding, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, etc., etc. A variant binding, copies usually seen being in full Holland, similarly blocked and lettered in blue.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ANTHOLOGY. The Arts & The Public. Essays by Saul Bellow, Wright Morris, Anthony West, Leon Edel, Alan Schneider, Albert Bermel, Robert W. Corrigan, Richard F. Brown, Max Kozloff, Harold Rosenberg, William Arrowsmith. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, 1967. Double post 16mo; final blank; light blue cloth lettered gilt and dark blue down spine; blue and white head-band. Near-fine copy in slightly torn dust-wrapper.



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ANTHOLOGY. Author! Author! A selection from The Author, The journal of the Society of Authors Since 1890. Edited by Richard Findlater. Faber and Faber, 1984. Double cr.16mo; two blanks before half-title; pp.304; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in brown and blue; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Includes articles by Bernard Shaw, Storm Jameson, James Hanley, Walter Besant, Arnold Bennett, H.G. Wells, Kathleen O'Brien, Rebecca West, Wilkie Collins, Rudyard Kipling, Malcolm Bradbury, L.A.G. Strong, Sir Osbert Sitwell, Rose Macaulay, John Galsworthy, Hugh Walpole, Nevil Shute, E.M. Forster, John Mortimer, V.S. Pritchett, Paul Tabori, H.E. Bates, William Trevor, Kathleen Raine, Peter Porter, Alan Brownjohn, J.B. Priestley, Doris Lessing, Anthony Burgess, William Golding, Rosamond Lehmann, Tom Stoppard, John Wain, etc., etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Authors Take sides on Vietnam: Two questions on the war in Vietnam Answered by the authors of several nations. Edited by Cecil Woolf and John Bagguley. Peter Owen, 1967. Double lge.post 16mo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; p.xvi (paged xii)+232+[iv]; very dark brown boards, lettered and blocked with publisher's monogram gilt down spine. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.

Contributors include Anthony Powell, Dannie Abse, J.R. Ackerley, John Adlard, Nelson Algren, Amis, Anand, Auden, James Baldwin, George Barker, Edmund Blunden, Boll, Braine, Jocelyn Brooke, Burroughs, Creeley, Drabble, Nell Dunn, Empson, Jules Feiffer, Ferlinghetti, FitzGibbon, Fowles, David Garnett, Ginsberg, Goodman, Graves, Graham Greene, Heller, Vyvyan Holland, Hollo, Hammond Innes, Storm Jameson, James Jones, Kosinski, Marghanita Laski, Laver, Lessing, Levi, Linklater, Richard Llewellyn, MacBeth, MacDiarmid, Mailer, Ethel Mannin, Olivia Manning, Marcuse, David Mercer, Arthur Miller, Adrian Mitchell, Nancy Mitford, Monsarrat, Marianne Moore, Iris Murdoch, Edna O'Brien, Pinter, Plomer, Priestley, Raven, Herbert Read, Mary Renault, Robbe-Grillet, Philip Roth, Bertrand Russell, Sansom, C.P. Snow, Spender, Styron, Julian Symons, Updike, Vidal, Rex Warner, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Alec Waugh, Wesker, Angus Wilson, Colin Wilson, Leonard Woolf, etc., etc.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ANTHOLOGY. The award Avant-garde Reader. Edited by Gil Orlovitz. Award Books, New York City, March, 1965. Lge.f'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; white wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, gold, and blue; a.e. blue. Slight fading of edges, otherwise a fine copy; scarce thus.

Includes work by William Burroughs, Jean Cocteau, Edoardo Sanguinetti, and others, all of it here first published.

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ANTHOLOGY. A Beggar's Wallet: Containing Contributions in Prose, Verse And Pictorial Illustration, gathered from Certain Workers in Art and Letters By Archibald Stodart Walker. To be disposed of in aid of The Royal Victoria Hospital for Consumption Edinburgh At the Great international fair To be held in the Waverley Market, in the month of November, 1905. Printed by Dobson, Molle & Co., Ltd., Edinburgh and London, 1905. Double cr.8vo; frontispiece and fifteen plates, with printed wax-paper guards; pp.[6]+x+291+[i (blank)]; quarter white buckram, blocked within ruled box, and lettered gilt on spine, diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; t.e.g. Spine darkened and a little stained, and buckram bubbled over front board; slight wear to corners; prelims. foxed and a little light foxing elsewhere; otherwise a nice copy of a rather uncommon book.

Includes work by Eden Phillpotts, Lady Margaret Sackville, Justin Huntley McCarthy, Arthur C. Benson, John Buchan (a six page poem), Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler, the editor, R.C. Lehmann, J. Storer Clouston, Walter Herries Pollock, Alfred Noyes, G.K. Chesterton, Coulson Kernahan, and a posthumous but unpublished fragment by Robert Buchanan. Illustrators include James Paterson, Mortimer Mempes (2), and Will Rothenstein. Not noted in Hinton; Sullivan, 217.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ANTHOLOGY. Beginnings by Adrian Allington; L.E.O. Charlton; A.E. Coppard; A.J. Cronin; E.M. Delafield; Louis Golding; Wyndham Lewis; V.S. Pritchett; V. Sackville-West; Beatrice Kean Seymour; Helen Simp- son; L.A.G. Strong; Alec Waugh; Malachi Whittaker. Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd., 1935. Tangerine cloth lettered blue on spine; t.e. orange. Very small chip in cloth at lower corner of spine; otherwise a fine copy in slightly rubbed dust-wrapper.

All the material is here first published.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ANTHOLOGY. The Best Short Stories of 1925. I: English (With an Irish Supplement). Edited by Edward J. O'Brien and John Cournos. Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1926. Double.cr.16mo; final blank; pp.374+[ii]; blue rough buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device on back cover, ruled on spine, lettered on front cover and spine, all in white. A nice copy.

Includes stories by A.E. Coppard, Eleanor Farjeon, D.H. Lawrence, T.F. Powys, L.A.G. Strong, Hugh Walpole, Francis Brett Young, Dorothy Macardle, Liam O'Flaherty, etc., reprinted from British or American periodicals. All of the stories here make their first appearance in book form.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Best Short Stories of 1929. I: English (With Irish and other Overseas Stories). Edited by Edward J. O'Brien. London, Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1929. Pp.352; blue rough buckram lettered white on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered white on spine, blocked with publisher's initials device white on back cover. Fine copy in dust-wrapper with three closed tears at upper edges.

Includes stories by Martin Armstrong, H.E. Bates, Stella Benson, David Garnett, Eric Linklater, J.B. Morton, Oliver Onions, Sir Squire Sprigge, L.A.G. Strong, Malachi Whitaker, George A. Birmingham, Frank O'Connor, Séan O'Faol in, Pauline Smith, etc., all of them here first collected from periodicals.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Best Short Stories 1938: English and American. Edited by Edward J. O'Brien. Jonathan Cape, 1938. Scarlet cloth blocked and lettered yellow on spine; lower-edges uncut. Near fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Includes stories by A.J. Alan, Anand, Bates, Elizabeth Bowen, James Hanley, Katherine Mansfield (posthumous, and newly discovered), T.F. Powys, Pudney, John Cheever, Prokosch, Steinbeck, Penn Warren, etc., all of them here first collected from periodicals.

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ANTHOLOGY. Best stories of Church and clergy. Edited with an Introduction by Christopher Bradby & Anne Ridler. Faber and Faber, 1966. Lge.post 8vo; light violet cloth, blocked and lettered silvery gilt on spine. Very nice copy in dust-wrapper.

Includes stories by Benusan, William Golding, Graham Greene, Frank O'Connor, V.S. Pritchett, Muriel Spark, Wodehouse, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Bibliophile's Almanack For 1928. The Fleuron Limited, N.D. [1927]. Blank before half-title; prelims. printed in orange and black; fly-title to Advertisements, followed by seven leaves of trade and publisher's advertisements at end; quarter fawn buckram, lettered gilt on spine, white boards printed in dark brown, yellow, and red; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine faded, and gilt largely lacking; boards worn a little at corners, and a trifle marked; internally a fine copy.

Includes contributions by Harold Williams, Herbert Read (on ‘The Seven Pillars of Wisdom'), John Rothenstein (on Eric Gill's ‘Troilus and Criseyde', with an illustration by Gill), Lascelles Abercrombie, etc. Printed at The Curwen Press. Evan Gill, 421.

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ANTHOLOGY. The bravest deed I ever saw. Stories of personal experience As told by Field-Marshal Earl Roberts, V.C., Major-General Baden-Powell Admiral Sir Richard Vesey Hamilton, G.C.B., Major Arthur Haggard Sir Charles Wyndham, Major G.W. Windham, Sir R.K. Douglas General Viljoen, Admiral Dewey, U.S.N., Captain Wells, Lieut.- Col. Fox, Rider Haggard, Frank T. Bullen, A.T. Quiller-Couch, Gordon Stables, M.D., R.N., Winston Churchill, M.P., Guy Pym, F.G.S., M.P., Frederick Villiers, Frank Scudamore, Eugen Sandow, C.B. Fry, Gilbert Jessop, And Others Edited by Alfred H. Miles. Illustrated by Vernon Pearce. London, Hutchinson & Co., 34 Paternoster Row, N.D. [1905]. Sm.sq.8vo; half-title not called for; half-tone frontispiece after Vernon Pearce, with tissue guard; integral competition leaf with blank verso followed by integral advertisement leaf, at end; pp.364+[ii]+[ii]; scarlet buckram ruled and blocked black, blocked blue, green, yellow, and white, on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g. Inscription (‘To Dick Gladstone / with love / from Aunt Alice / Xmas 1906') on front end-paper; otherwise a virtually fine copy, with the competition slip both unmarked and intact.

The first binding, later copies being in olive green cloth. The names of the contributors on the title-page are given in eight lines, those ending each line being not followed by a comma, except (presumably in error) for that of Quiller-Couch. Woods, B1, describing the illustration on the front cover as ‘three-colour', in which statement he evidently ignores the black and regards the split-duct blue and green as only one.

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ANTHOLOGY. Catholic digest Omnibus. A revealing picture of a living religion And its value to the man and woman In an uncertain world, as reflected in This inspiring selection of articles that Have appeared during the last fifteen Years in the Catholic Digest. W.H. Allen, 1953. Double demy 16mo; pp.440; diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. dark red; red and white head band. Fine copy in slightly snagged and darkened dust-wrapper.

Contributors include D.B. Wyndham Lewis, Ronald Knox, G.K. Chesterton, Eric Gill, Graham Greene, Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh, etc.

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