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.

CORELLI (Marie). [Cover title:] A social note on the war. Price 2d. Patriotism Or Self- Advertisement. [At foot of last leaf of text:] Birmingham: Norton & Neale, Ashted Row, 1900. Pp.[38], including covers, lge.f'cap 4to format, wire stitched as a single gathering; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in red, black, blue, and gold, on front wrapper; issued without half-title or end-papers. Wrappers slightly marked and frayed; early leaves foxed, last few leaves slightly so; staples rusted, with some consequent staining; a very good copy, nonetheless, of a very scarce pamphlet.

As is implied by the collation given above, the wrappers are included in the pagination.

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CORELLI (Marie). Free opinions Freely expressed On Certain Phases of Modern Social Life and Conduct. Archibald Constable & Co Ltd, 1905. Blank before half-title; 2pp. integral advertisements, followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; bluish violet buckram, embossed and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. End-papers lightly damp-stained, prelims. lightly foxed; otherwise a very nice, bright copy.



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CORELLI (Marie). Faith Versus Flunkeyism. A word on The Spanish royal marriage. "Rapid Review" Office, 18, Henrietta Street, London, W.C., 1906. One gathering, 48pp., sewn into white wrappers; half-title not called for; front wrapper printed in black. Scarce.



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CORELLI (Marie). The Treasure of Heaven. A Romance of Riches. Archibald Constable And Company, Ltd., 1906. Blank before half-title; portrait frontispiece printed in sepia; 8pp. inserted advertisements on text-paper at end; dark red cloth blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. A few scattered fox-spots, but in general a nice copy.



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CORELLI (Marie). The Life everlasting: A reality of romance. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, 1911. Blank before half-title; pp.[2]+vi+436; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated August 1911; purple linen-grain cloth, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Very slight fading of spine; front blank removed; edges and four or five leaves slightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 1471.

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CORELLI (Marie). Innocent: Her fancy and his fact. A novel. Hodder and Stoughton, 1914. Half-tone portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; pp.[viii]+432; chalk blue buckram blocked white and gilt on front cover and spine, lettered white on front cover, gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Virtually fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Wolff, 1469, describing the cloth as ‘ink-blue', and the frontispiece as ‘photographic': it is a half-tone reproduction of a photograph. The Wolff copy was without the dust-wrapper.

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CORVO (Frederick [William Rolfe], Baron). In his own Image. John Lane: The Bodley Head, London & New York, 1901. Integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's inserted 16pp catalogue at end paged 5-20; Pp.421+[i (blank)]+[ii]; bluish slate linen-patterned fine rough buckram, lettered and with ruled box gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Minute, barely visible restoration to cloth at extreme headband; cloth of spine a trifle faded; otherwise a very nice copy.

First edition, English issue, later state of the binding. Though printed in America, the English issue was actually published first. It consisted of 1,000 copies divided between at least six issues. Woolf, A4, blue cloth variant: v. note on p.39 for variant spine imprint present on these blue cloth copies (‘The Bodley Head' not ‘John Lane'). The present copy differs, however, from the only copy of this issue seen by Woolf in respect of the advertisements, which include Stella Maris by W.J. Locke - inserted with a blurb but no reviews as evidently the latest of his titles to have been published. According to the English Catalogue of Books, Stella Maris was published in April 1913. The catalogue also includes two ‘Saki' titles, The Chronicles of Clovis published in October 1911, and The Unbearable Bassington published in October 1912, but not When William Came, published in November 1913. This fairly precisely dates the present catalogue to the Spring or Summer of 1913: the catalogue in the Woolf copy apparently belonged on like evidence to the Autumn or Winter of 1907. Despite the odd pagination of the catalogue in the present copy, it is sewn between pp.12 and 13, and there is no evidence of loss. The catalogue in the Woolf copy also had twenty pages, though they appear in that case to have been all present.

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[CORVO (Frederick [William Rolfe], Baron).]. Hadrian the seventh: A romance. By Fr. Rolfe. Chatto & Windus, N.D. [1904]. Cancel title-page; imprint leaf, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. undated catalogue at end; purple slightly rough buckram, blocked and lettered pictorially blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Spine slightly faded; otherwise a fine copy.

The third issue: the first two having a dated title-page printed in red and black, a 32pp. catalogue dated Sept., 1903, and being in maroon cloth, the front cover of the first issue being lettered and blocked in white, that of the second issue in blind, as here. The books listed in the undated catalogue in the present copy suggest an issue date of 1907.

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CORVO (Frederick [William Rolfe], Baron). Don Tarquinio: A kataleptic phantasmatic Romance. By Fr. Rolfe, Author of "Hadrian the Seventh," etc. London, Chatto & Windus, 1905. Blank before half-title; vignette title-page printed in scarlet and black; final page of text with scarlet vignette; 4pp. integral advertisements followed at end by leaf blank except for publisher's device on recto; pp.[2]+[xiv]+257+[i (blank)]+[iv]+[2]; light red fine-linen-grain cloth, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Gilt largely oxydised; otherwise a fine, crisp, copy.

Woolf, A7, variant ii: 1011 copies were printed, 650 copies being issued in the primary binding of violet cloth with a 32pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at the end (some, possibly, having a catalogue dating from 1907). The present copy exhibits the second binding. Two batches, of 100 and 150 copies, were bound up in the present style in July and October 1912 for distribution by The Caxton Press, some retaining the 1905 catalogue and some being bound up as here without an inserted catalogue. It is evident from this that the catalogue was stored with the sheets, so that a positive decision would have had to have been taken to omit it, and this would perhaps more probably have occurred with the first batch processed than the second, that being the point at which decisions about the presentation of the book would have had to be made. Since the cases, however, were made large enough to accommodate the catalogue, it is impossible to guess the actual sequence of events. Some copies in this binding had the date erased from the title-page, apparently by the distributor, though Wolff unfortunately does not record whether this happened indifferently with copies provided with the catalogue and those without, as this might also have been an indication of priority of binding-up. A further 101 copies remained in sheets until 1924, when they were bound up in two batches of fifty and fifty-one copies in a blue cloth variant of the primary binding, with a catalogue dating from 1907 - a further indication that the catalogues were stored together with the sheets, and a possible indicator that copies in the primary binding might also be found with a catalogue dating from that time. Wolff does not record the fate of the remaining ten sets of sheets.

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CORVO (Frederick [William] Rolfe, Baron). The Desire And Pursuit Of the Whole: A Romance of Modern Venice. With an Introduction by A.J.A. Symons. Cassell And Company, Limited, 1934. Blank before half-title; pp.[2]+x+299+[i]; green cloth lettered and ruled green through gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. slate. One corner bruised, otherwise a near fine copy.

The first issue. Woolf A10

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CORVO (Frederick [William Rolfe], Baron Corvo) [and PIRIE-GORDON (C.H.C.)]. Hubert's Arthur: Being certain curious documents Found among the literary remains Of Mr. N.C., here produced By Prospero and Caliban. With an introduction by A.J.A. Symons. Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1935. Demy 8vo; final blank; light cerise cloth, ruled, panelled, and lettered gilt, lettered light cerise through gilt, on spine; t.e. red. Cloth on back cover a trifle snagged and scratched; otherwise a nice copy.

The first binding: one of 686 copies thus. 1515 copies were printed, and 829 of them issued in the remainder binding. Woolf, p.90.

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CORVO (Fr. [William] Rolfe, Baron). Nicholas Crabbe Or The one and the many: A romance by Fr. Rolfe (Baron Corvo). With an introduction by Cecil Woolf. 1958, Chatto & Windus, London. Extra cr.8vo; final blank; pp.[viii]+[246]+[ii]; scarlet cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Top-edges very slightly foxed; cloth of spine very slightly darkened at tail; otherwise a fine copy.

The first publication of this autobiographical novel, written about 1905. Woolf, A16

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CORVO (Fr. [William] Rolfe, Baron). Don Renato: An ideal content. A Historical Romance by Fr. Rolfe (Baron Corvo) Edited and With an introduction by Cecil Woolf. 1963, Chatto & Windus, London. Extra double cr.16mo; pp.[viii]+[344]; cream fine cloth-textured boards printed in purple on front cover and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper just a trifle darkened on spine.

The first published edition, trade issue, of a book for which revised page proofs were prepared in 1909, the publication having been then aborted due to the bankruptcy of its printer and the consequent sequestration and distribution of its type, for sale with the rest of his effects. Only three sets of the original proof-sheets are known to have survived, and none of the manuscript. The front cover and the front of the dust-wrapper reproduce Corvo's design for the binding of the 1909 edition. Woolf, A8, describing the 1909 projected edition only, and giving the number of surviving copies as five - a figure he had revised downwards by the date of the present edition.

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CORVO (Frederick William Rolfe, Baron). One hundred letters From Frederick William Rolfe To John Lane. Edited With an introduction by Cecil Woolf And Privately printed for Allen Lane, Christmas 1963. Med.8vo, apparently in half-sheets; blank before half-title; title-page printed in black and pale cerise; four illustrations on text-paper, unbacked, and not included in the pagination; two 4pp. inserted facsimiles on special papers, one printed in cerise and one in black and blue-black; colophon on final page; pp.[ii]+119+[i]; 4pp. text-paper insert, with a.e. trimmed, tipped in between front end-papers, bearing in pale cerise Allen Lane's presentation text, dated December 1963, on first page, remainder blank; greyish sage-green laid boards, titled with facsimile of Corvo's hand-writing within double-ruled box, all gilt, on salmon-red panel on front cover, up-lettered and ruled gilt and with salmon-red panel, on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut; text-paper end-papers. Fine copy.

From the library of Desmond Flower, with his small engraved book-label on the front paste-down. One of an edition limited to six hundred copies finely printed at the Westerham Press in Kent on paper watermarked CORVO TO LANE and specially hand-made at Hodgkinson's Wookey Hole Mill in Somerset. A beautifully produced volume designed by Hans Schmoller. A highlight of sixties book production and design. Woolf, A23

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CORVO (Fr. [William] Rolfe, Baron). The Armed Hands And other stories and pieces Edited and With an introduction by Cecil Woolf. 1974, Cecil and Amelia Woolf. Red buckram, blocked and lettered gilt down spine; t.e. red; white end-papers printed in pink and purple. Fine copy in original clear plastic dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 200 numbered copies printed on Basingwerk Parchment. Exactly half the contents are here first published, the rest being here first printed. Woolf, A26b

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CORVO (Frederick William Rolfe, Baron). Letters to Harry Bainbridge. Edited with an Introduction by Miriam J. Benkovitz. London / Enitharmon Press / 1977. Demy 8vo, printed in half-sheets; limitation leaf at end; pp.47+[i (blank)]; deep scarlet fine weave cloth lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in clear plastic dust-wrapper.

One of 350 copies printed on Chariot Cartridge.

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[CORVO (Fr. [William] Rolfe, Baron).]. Frederick Rolfe: Baron Corvo. A biography [by] Miriam J. Benkovitz. Hamish Hamilton, 1977. Fine in dust-wrapper.



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COWARD (Noel). Star Quality. William Heinemann Ltd, 1951. Double cr.16mo; pp.[vi]+290; grey cloth, blocked with author's signature in gilt on front cover, panelled scarlet, lettered gilt, on spine, publisher's device blind on back cover. Fine copy.



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COWARD (Noël). Pretty Polly Barlow And other stories. Heinemann, 1964. Double cr.16mo; dull blue boards blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.



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COWLEY (Malcolm). Exile's Return: A narrative of ideas. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, 1935. Imp.16mo in half sheets; final blank; tangerine buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. orange. Spine slightly faded, and covers generally a trifle dusty; cloth bubbled on front board; edges very lightly foxed; a nice copy, nonetheless.

Autobiography: "An attempt to trace the history of my own generation, not so much by telling the adventures of its members as by defining their ideas, their successive reactions to a changing climate of opinion." Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Dos Passos, Cummings, Wilson, etc.: a chronicle of the New York and Paris of ‘The Lost Generation'. Printed in the U.S.A.

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COWLEY (Malcolm). Exile's Return: A narrative of ideas. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, 1935. Imp.16mo in half sheets; final blank; tangerine buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. orange. Spine slightly faded; edges lightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy, with the front flap of the dust-wrapper loosely laid in.

Autobiography: "An attempt to trace the history of my own generation, not so much by telling the adventures of its members as by defining their ideas, their successive reactions to a changing climate of opinion." Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Dos Passos, Cummings, Wilson, etc.: a chronicle of the New York and Paris of ‘The Lost Generation'. Printed in the U.S.A.

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COX ([E.] Lewis). Homebird. Mills & Boon Limited, 50 Grafton Street, Fitzroy Square, London, W.1, January 1936. Integral advertisement leaf (being the fly-title to the catalogue) followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue on slightly thinner paper at end; pp.254+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed milk chocolate cloth ruled and lettered black on front cover and spine. Very slight foxing of edges; otherwise an extremely fine copy in the pictorial dust-wrapper.

With the author's signed inscription dated ‘Dec.1936' on the front end-paper. A fine example of period book production.

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COZZENS (James Gould). S.S. San Pedro. Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1931. Final blank; light blue cloth blocked silver on front cover, lettered silver down spine. Very nice copy in frayed and slightly chipped and torn dust-wrapper.



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COZZENS (James Gould). S.S. "San Pedro" A tale of the sea. Longmans, Green and Co., 1931. Imp.16mo in half sheets; blank before half-title; pp.[119]+[i (printer's imprint)]; mottled dull greenish grey smooth cloth, ruled blind on front cover, ruled, (minimally) blocked, and lettered, gilt on spine; t.e. dark greenish grey. Fine copy in very slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

The English first edition is uncommon.

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COZZENS (James Gould). The Just And The Unjust. Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1942. Lge.16mo; blank before half-title; two at end; black cloth ruled and lettered white on spine. Slight wear to covers, but a nice copy.

With a four page flyer for the volume lightly tipped on to the half-title page.

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CRAIG (Edward Gordon). Ellen Terry And Her secret self. Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., N.D. [1931]. Lge.med.8vo; frontispiece printed in colours; seven plates and frontispiece to the Annex in black and white; two blanks at end; Annex, "A plea for G.B.S.", 32pp., tipped into plain white wrappers, loosely inserted in pocket inside back cover, as issued; yellow coarse buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, lettered yellow through gilt on spine; cream end-papers and pocket. Covers somewhat dusty, and a little bruised at edges; back end-papers cracked; otherwise in general nice.



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CRANE (Stephen). The monster And Other stories. Illustrated. Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1901. Frontispiece, and eleven plates; other illustrations on text-paper; light reddish-brown coarse cloth, blocked black on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. End-papers lightly foxed; otherwise a near-fine copy of a scarce title.

Blanck 4095. Four of the seven stories were not included in the American edition bearing this title. "This collection appears not to have been issued in the United States." - Blanck.

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CRANE (Stephen) and BARR (Robert). The O'Ruddy: A romance. Methuen and Co., 1904. Publisher's 40pp. catalogue at end dated March 1904; vertical-rib-effect cerise cloth lettered gilt within gilt-ruled panels on front cover and spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. A very nice copy. Scarce.

First English edition. Blanck 4097 refers.

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CRANE (Stephen). The red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War. [On verso of half-title:] Newly Edited from Crane's Original Manuscript By Henry Binder. W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 1982. Lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; blank before half-title; double-spread title-page utilising verso of half-title, the right-hand panel bearing a vignette (by Sergei Shillabeer); two blanks at end; pp.[2]+[xii]+173+[v]; black rough cloth lettered gilt on and down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The first appearance of Crane's original text. ‘It is not simply an improvement, but comes close to being a different novel.' - Editor.

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CRAWFORD (Francis Marion). Marietta: A Maid of Venice. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1901. Publisher's 16pp. inserted catalogue at end, dated Autumn Season, 1901; vertically ribbed carmine cloth blocked blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Spine slightly faded; neat inscription on half-title page; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir. Blanck 4209 refers.

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CRAWFORD (Francis Marion). Cecilia: A Story of Modern Rome. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1902. Publisher's 16pp. inserted catalogue at end, dated Autumn, 1902; vertically ribbed carmine cloth blocked blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Spine faded; neat inscription on half-title page; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir. Blanck 4212. Precedes the American edition.

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CRAWFORD (Francis Marion). The Heart of Rome: A Tale of the ‘Lost Water'. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1903. Errata slip tipped in after title-page; publisher's 16pp. inserted catalogue at end, dated 20.8.03; vertically ribbed carmine cloth blocked blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Spine faded; end-papers and catalogue foxed, first few leaves slightly so; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir. Blanck 4217. Precedes the American edition.

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CRAWFORD (F. Marion). Whosoever Shall Offend . . . Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1904. Publisher's 16pp. catalogue at end dated 20.9.04; vertically ribbed cerise cloth, ruled and blocked blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Spine slightly faded; some foxing; a very good copy.

Not in Sadleir. Blanck 4220. Precedes American edition.

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CRAWFORD (F. Marion). Soprano: A portrait. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1905. Blank before half-title; six plates; 8pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated Autumn 1905; vertically ribbed cerise cloth, ruled and blocked blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Spine slightly faded; neat rubber ownership stamp on front end-paper; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir. Blanck 4223. Precedes American edition. First volume of a trilogy.

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CRAWFORD (F. Marion). A lady of Rome. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1906. Author's Note leaf at end, followed by 8pp. inserted advertisements dated 20.9.06; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; vertically ribbed carmine cloth blocked blind on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Contemporary inscription on front end-paper; very slight foxing of fore-edges; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir. Blanck 4227. English and American editions were issued simultaneously.

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CRAWFORD (F. Marion). Arethusa. With illustrations By Gertrude Demain Hammond. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1907. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and fifteen plates; 2pp. integral advertisements at end, followed by 8pp. inserted advertisements dated at end 30.8.07; vertically ribbed cerise cloth ruled and blocked blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Contemporary inscription on front end-paper; slight cracking of back end-papers; otherwise a near-fine copy.

Blanck, 4230. First published edition.

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CRAWFORD (F. Marion). The Primadonna: A sequel to ‘Soprano'. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1908. 4pp. integral advertisements at end, followed by 8pp. publisher's catalogue dated at end 15.2.08; vertically ribbed cerise cloth, ruled and blocked blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Spine slightly faded; otherwise a near-fine copy.

Not in Sadleir. Blanck 4234. Precedes American edition.

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CRAWFORD (F. Marion). The Diva's ruby: A sequel to ‘Soprano' and ‘Primadonna'. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1908. 4pp. integral advertisements at end, followed by 8pp. publisher's catalogue dated Autumn 1908 (and 30.8.08, at end); vertically ribbed cerise cloth, blocked blind and gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. gilt. Spine slightly faded, otherwise a near-fine copy.

Not in Sadleir. Blanck 4237. Precedes American edition. The final volume of the trilogy.

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CRAWFORD (F. Marion). The White sister. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1909. Vertically ribbed cerise cloth, blocked blind and gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. gilt. Spine slightly faded; end-papers foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir. Blanck 4241, listing copies with two different dates of catalogue. The present copy is without a catalogue. Precedes American edition.

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CROCKETT (S.R.). The silver skull. London, Smith, Elder, and Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1901. Extra cr.8vo; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard and eleven plates, by G. Grenville Manton; title-page printed in red and black; 8pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.xii+299+[i (blank)]+[8]; vertically fine ribbed dark green cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g, fore-edges uncut. Fine copy.

Set in early nineteenth century Italy, and closely based upon unpublished historical documents. Nield, Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales, 4th edn., p.385; 5th edn., 1861: a starred item.

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CROCKETT (S.R.). Cinderella: a novel. London: James Clarke & Co., 13 & 14, Fleet Street, E.C., 1901. Extra cr.8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; title-page printed in red and black; half-tone frontispiece and seven plates by Clyde O. De Land; 8pp. integral advertisements at end dated June 1901, advertising this as the lead title and without reviews; pp.[2]+vi+376+8; vertically fine ribbed dark green cloth lettered gilt within gilt boxes on spine; t.e.g., lower-edges rough trimmed. Light marginal embrowning of poor quality paper throughout; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce title.



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CROCKETT (S.R.). The banner Of blue. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 27, Paternoster Row, 1903. Extra cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.viii+421+[i (blank)]+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed dark green cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., fore- and lower- edges uncut. Some foxing, chiefly of edges and first and last few leaves; otherwise a fine copy.



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CROCKETT (S.R.). The adventurer In Spain. With illustrations by the author And Gordon Browne. London, Isbister and Company Limited, 15 Tavistock Street Covent Garden, 1903. Extra cr.8vo; frontispiece printed in sepia; 160 black and white illustrations in text, 136 being from photographs taken by the author, the rest after drawings by Gordon Browne; final leaf integral advertisements; pp.[xvi]+477+[i (blank)]+[2]; vertically fine ribbed leaf green cloth blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, elaborately blocked scarlet and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; end-papers faced black. A fine copy of a very handsome book. Scarce.

The photographs illustrate the journey, Browne's sketches illustrate the characteristic biographical incidents related to Crockett by his various Spanish friends. The journey is through the less known parts of Spain - and made, one might think, at precisely the right time.

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CROCKETT (S.R.). Red cap tales Stolen from The treasure chest of the Wizard of the North. Which theft Is humbly acknowledged by S.R. Crockett. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1904. Sm.double f'cap 8vo; full colour frontispiece and fifteen plates in full colour, with printed thin paper guards; decorative title page printed in red and black; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.xii+413+[i (blank)]+[ii]; old mustard buckram blocked red, black, lime green, silver, and gilt, ruled black, lettered gilt, on front cover, red, black, lime green and gilt, ruled black, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e.g. Red faded to orange on spine, but a virtually fine copy of a handsome book.

Juvenile. Stories founded on incidents from Scott's ‘Waverley', ‘Guy Mannering', ‘Rob Roy', and ‘The Antiquary', together with instructions for their use: the object being to promote the reading of Scott among the young.

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CROCKETT (S.R.). Vida Or The iron lord of Kirktown. With four illustrations. London, James Clarke & Co., 13 & 14 Fleet Street E.C., 1907. Extra cr.8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates, by E.F. Skinner; title-page printed in red and black; pp.399+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end, on text-paper, listing this title without reviews; vertically fine ribbed yellow-green cloth, lettered within ruled boxes, gilt, on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges mainly trimmed. Photosensitive cloth uniformly darkened on spine and with some mottled darkening of sides; otherwise a very fine, crisp, copy.

There is no list of plates, but they are tipped in to face pp.100, 174, and 290.

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CROCKETT (S.R.). Me and myn. London, T. Fisher Unwin, Adelphi Terrace, 1907. Sm.cr.8vo; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘a' precedes half-title; title-page printed in red and black; pp.viii+335+[i (printer's imprint)]; vertically fine ribbed green cloth, front cover with glazed white paper onlay printed in red, black, and blue, within blind ruled frame, and lettered gilt, spine lettered within ruled boxes, gilt; t.e.g. Fine copy.

A difficult title.

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CROCKETT (S.R.). Princess penniless. Hodder and Stoughton, London 1908. Extra cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.viii+386+[ii]; leaf green buckram, lettered gilt on spine. Virtually fine copy.



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CROCKETT (S.R.). The bloom o' the Heather. London, Eveleigh Nash, Fawside House, 1908. Extra cr.8vo; blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end, verso blank; pp.[viii]+421+[i (printer's imprint)+[ii]; publisher's inserted [ii]+34pp. Catalogue at end dated Spring 1908; mottled grey-lilac fine rough buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Cloth of spine a trifle faded, and with minor restoration to cloth at head; slight general marking to covers; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce late title.



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CROCKETT (S.R.). The Dew of their youth. Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1910. Pp.viii+344; leaf green buckram lettered gilt on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. Small faint damp mark at lower-edge of front and back cover (a wet finger and thumb?); otherwise a fine copy.



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CROFT-COOKE (Rupert). Troubadour. 1830 - 1930, Chapman & Hall's Centenary year. Pp.263+[i (blank)]; cerise rough cloth blocked with publisher's device blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Nice copy.



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CROFT-COOKE (Rupert). The White Mountain. The Falcon Press, 1949. Light brown linen lettered gilt on spine. Fine in slightly marked dust-wrapper.

A revised version of Croft-Cooke's earlier suppressed novel ‘Cosmopolis'.

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CROFT-COOKE (Rupert). Brass Farthing. Werner Laurie, 1950. Double cr.16mo; three blanks at end; pale yellow boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Top edge of boards slightly faded; otherwise a very nice copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper stained on back panel.



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CROFT-COOKE (Rupert). Three names for Nicholas. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1951. Light blue cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Small mark on fore-edges; otherwise a nice copy in frayed, price-clipped, and slightly stained dust-wrapper.



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CROFT-COOKE (Rupert). A few gypsies. Illustrated by Peter Emmerich. Putnam, 42 Great Russell Street, 1955. Numerous illustrations on text-paper; light blue boards blocked and lettered black on spine. Top edges of boards slightly faded; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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CROFT-COOKE (Rupert). Sherry. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1956. Double demy 16mo; maroon rough cloth, ruled and blocked blind on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine, blocked and lettered with publisher's device blind on back cover; t.e. maroon; buff end-papers printed with map in purple. Slight fading of top-edges; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper faded a little on spine.

First American edition of a book published in England in 1955. Differs textually from the English edition.

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CROMPTON (Richmal). Journeying Wave. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1938. Integral advertisement leaf at end; light brown rough buckram, ruled blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in minutely chipped, and price-clipped dust-wrapper.



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CRONIN (A.J.). The green years. Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1945. Double cr.16mo; final blank; green cloth lettered and blocked gilt up spine. Fine copy in very slightly faded and frayed dust-wrapper.



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CRONIN (A.J.). Adventures in two worlds. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1952. Double demy 16mo; red boards blocked and lettered gilt up spine. Gilt slightly oxydised, otherwise a fine copy in frayed and slightly dusty dust-wrapper.

Autobiography.

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CRONIN (A.J.). The northern light. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1958. Double cr.16mo; final blank; red boards lettered gilt on spine. Small mark on fore-edges; otherwise fine in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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CROSBY (Harry). Shadows of The Sun: The Diaries of Harry Crosby. Edited by Edward Germain. Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara, 1977. Title-page printed in four colours; 16pp. plates; quarter chenille, paper label, printed boards. Fine copy in clear plastic dust-wrapper.

One of 200 numbered copies hand-bound by Earle Grey.

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CROSLAND (T.W.H.). The Country life. Greening & Co., Ltd., Cecil Court, Charing Cross Road, W.C., 1906. Post 8vo; 2pp. integral advertisements, followed by publisher's 52pp. catalogue at end, printed in red and black and dated Season 1905-6; diagonally fine ribbed yellow-green cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, letered gilt on spine. Slight foxing of prelims.; otherwise a nice copy.



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CROSS (Victoria [i.e., Vivian Corey Griffin]). Anna Lombard. London, John Long, 6 Chandos Street, Strand, N.D. [March, 1901]. 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[314]+[vi]; vertically fine ribbed light scarlet cloth, pictorially blocked blind, lettered black, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Some foxing of first few leaves, mostly very slight; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy to G.H. Thring with the authoress's fourteen word holograph inscription on the front end-paper, dated from Catania, Sicily, April: 8: 1901. The author's key title, and a best seller, described by her publishers in 1908 as "The most widely read Novel of the Day". By 1914 it had sold half a million copies. This first edition is scarce. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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CROSS (Victoria [i.e., Vivian Corey Griffin]). Life's shop Window. Published at Clifford's Inn, London By T. Werner Laurie, 1907. Advertisement leaf before half-title; title-page printed in scarlet and black; 8pp. integral advertisements (continuing the signatures) followed by integral blank at end; sea-green buckram blocked with publisher's monogram in purple on back cover, blocked pictorially purple, lettered dark red and gilt on front cover, dark red, gilt, and purple on spine; fore-edges uncut. A little very light dusting and foxing in text, but a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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CROSS (Victoria [i.e., Vivian Corey Griffin]). Five Nights. London, John Long, Norris Street, Haymarket, 1908. Integral advertisement leaf at end included in the pagination; pp.352; cherry red rough buckram, ruled blind on sides, lettered black on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Spine a little faded and rubbed; otherwise a nice copy.

From the library of Dennis Wheatley with his engraved bookplate on the front paste-down. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2788

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CROSS (Victoria [i.e., Vivian Corey Griffin]). The Greater Law. London, John Long, Limited, Norris Street, Haymarket, 1914. Blank before half-title; pp.320; vertical stripe effect cherry red fine linen textured cloth, ruled blind on sides, lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Cloth of spine very slightly faded; otherwise a fine crisp copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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CULLUM (Ridgwell). The night-riders: A romance of western Canada. Chapman & Hall, Ltd., 1906. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; blue buckram ruled blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. A very good copy.



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CUMMINGS (E.E.). The Enormous room. With an Introduction By Robert Graves. Jonathan Cape 30 Bedford Square, 1928. Lge.post 8vo; two blanks at end; dark red and black mixed-weave fine diaper cloth, lettered and blocked gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover; lower-edges uncut. Half-title and final blank foxed, title and Contents leaves lightly so; otherwise a nice copy.

This first English edition, which is printed from the original manuscript, "contains a good deal of material that does not appear in the American edition . . . and corrects a very large number of misprints that do". Graves' Introduction, which is here first published, includes, likewise for the first time in print, an appreciation of the book by T.E. Lawrence, together with part of a letter from him to Graves.

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[CUNNINGHAM (Allan).]. Allan Cunningham. By John A. Fairley. Read at a Meeting of the Hawick Archaeological Society, 19th November, 1907. No place, no date, no publisher, no printer. Cr.4to, 8pp., gathered in half-sheets, p.[1] bearing the title, p.2 the start of text, p.[8] being blank; full dark sage green cloth, unlettered. Edges and margins slightly foxed; covers with some tendency to warp; otherwise a fine copy.

According to an inscription on the title-page, apparently in the author's hand, ‘Only 25 Copies Printed'. Loosely laid in is an autograph letter, signed, 25 lines, sm.folio, from the author to an unnamed correspondent, referring to his proposed bibliography of Cunningham, asking for information, etc.

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DAHL (Roald). Switch Bitch. Michael Joseph, 1974. Double cr.16mo; three blanks at end; dull blue boards lettered, ruled, and blocked with publisher's device silver on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The front end-paper bears a highly decorative colour printed book-label bearing a printed motto, and, in ink, Dahl's signature. In our experience Dahl signed copies are uncommon.

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DALI (Salvador). Hidden Faces. Translated By Haakon M. Chevalier. Nicholson & Watson, London: Brussels, 1947. Frontispiece, title-page, and tail-piece by the author; pp.359+[i (tail-piece)]; black cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; silk head- and tail- band. Numerous minor faults, but an excellent working copy.

Dali's novel: an undeservedly neglected book. First English edition, the New York (Dial Press) edition having appeared in 1944.

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DANBY (Frank [i.e., Julia Frankau]). The Sphynx's Lawyer. London, William Heinemann, 1906. Two leaves integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+387+[i (blank)]+[iv]; unbleached fine kinen blocked with publisher's square initials device in lower fore-corner of back cover, lettered black and black-outlined silver, blocked black, silver, and green, on front cover, lettered black on spine; lower-edges uncut. Spine a trifle darkened and with two small pin-holes to cloth; some foxing of end-papers; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Inspired by Oscar Wilde and his circle, and involving morphia addiction. An excellently written novel that deserves to be better known, but evidently controversial in its time. The authoress dedicates the book ‘To my brother "Owen Hall" Because you "hate and loathe" my book and its subject' and goes on to defend her defence of Wilde: ‘Pity was the one unsounded note in the chorus of execration that followed this poor leper to the grave and beyond it; to awaken pity I have written. For was it not pitiful to see that fine brain set in that unstable body?' Included in Hubin, who presumably took a punt on the word ‘lawyer' as indicating a crime novel.

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DANBY (Frank [i.e. Julia Frankau]). Full Swing. Cassell and Company, Ltd, 1914. Blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[viii]+354+[ii]; moss green vertical-stripe-effect linen grain cloth, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy in frayed pictorial dust-wrapper listing ‘Spring Novels' on flaps.



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DANE (Clemence [i.e., Winifred Ashton].). Tradition And Hugh Walpole. London, William Heinemann Ltd., 1930. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; pp.[viii]+250+[ii]; mottled pale brown fine weave cloth, blocked with publisher's device black on back cover, blocked and lettered black on spine; t.e. light brown. Fine copy in dust-wrapper darkened somewhat on spine. A scarce title.

Presentation copy bearing the author's holograph inscription on the front end-paper: "From a friend of / Hugh's to a friend / of Hugh's"

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DAVIES (Rhys). The song of songs And other Stories. E. Archer, 68, Red Lion Street, London, W.C.1, N.D. [1927]. F'cap 4to, gathered in 8s; two blanks and portrait frontispiece by William Roberts precede title-page; one blank at end; pale violet textured wrappers, printed with all-over pattern in gold, red, green, and brown, and faced inside with cream hammered paper; white label printed in black on front wrapper. Wrappers faded at spine and edges; inside front wrapper and two front blanks lightly damp-marked; otherwise a very nice copy.

The author's first book, and one of only "100 copies privately printed", numbered, signed, and dated ("13.1.27") by the author on verso of title-page, the plate also being signed by the illustrator.

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DAVIES (Rhys). A Bed of feathers. Frontispiece wood-engraving by Lionel Ellis. The Mandrake Press, N.D. [1929]. Frontispiece on verso of half-title; final blank; quarter black lilnen, paper label; black paper-covered boards printed with a crocodile-hide pattern in gilt. Fine copy in slightly dusty dust-wrapper.

The dust-wrapper bears an additional wood-engraving, and also the sub-title: ‘A Dramatic Story of Love in the Welsh Coalfields'.

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DAVIES (Rhys). Rings on Her fingers. Harold Shaylor, 1930. Half-title; green coarse glazed linen, lettered gilt on spine. End-papers lightly foxed; otherwise a near-fine copy in slightly worn slip-case.

One of an edition limited to 175 copies, this copy being numbered and signed by the author.

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DAVIES (Rhys). A woman. Capell at The Bronze Snail Press, 1931. Med.8vo, printed in half sheets; blank, half-title, and limitation leaf precede title-page; quarter vellum, lettered gilt up spine, moire metallic blue, gold, and black boards; t.e.g., others uncut; text-paper end-papers. Very nice copy in torn and somewhat chipped glassine dust-wrapper.

One of only fifteen copies printed on iridescent Japanese vellum, numbered and signed by the author. Presentation copy, with the author's five line holograph inscription following his signature on the limitation leaf.

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DAVIES (Rhys). A woman. Capell at The Bronze Snail Press, 1931. Half-title and limitation leaf precede title-page; quarter orange buckram, lettered gilt on spine; black paper-covered board sides decorated with a chequer-board pattern in gilt and metallic blue. Very slight wear to boards at lower edge of bottom corners; otherwise an extremely fine copy in the original glassine dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 165 copies for sale, each numbered and signed by the author, this being one of 150 on English hand-made paper.

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DAVIES (Rhys). The black Venus. William Heinemann Ltd, 1944. Double cr.16mo; black cloth blocked blind on back cover, lettered white on spine; tan end-papers. Fine copy.



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DAVIES (Rhys). The trip to London: Stories. William Heinemann Ltd, 1946. Contents printed on verso of title-page; smooth brown cloth blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered silver down spine. Slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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DAVIES (Rhys). Honeysuckle Girl. Heinemann, 1975. Double demy 16mo; two blanks at end; matt green boards blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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DAVIES (W.H.). The Autobiography of A Super-Tramp. By W. H. Davies. With a Pre- Face by Bernard Shaw. London. A.C. Fifield, 44 Fleet Street, E.C., 1908. Blank before half-title; 8pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[2]+xiv+295+[i (blank)]+[viii]; pale brown art linen lettered scarlet on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. Slight mottled darkening of covers, and one or two insignificant marks in text, but in general effect a nice copy.

Shaw's Preface occupies pp.vii-xiv.

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DAVIES (W.H.). Beggars. Duckworth & Co., 1909. Blank before half-title; photographic frontispiece; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; mixed-weave fine-morocco two-tone green cloth blocked blind on sides, lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine. Cloth of spine very slightly faded, and covers with two or three small spots; in general a very nice copy of an uncommon title.

Sociologically most interesting: a informed study of the trade in England and elsewhere.

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DE BEAUVOIR (Simone). The Marquis de Sade: An Essay. With Selections from His Writings Chosen by Paul Dinnage. John Calder, 1962. Double cr.16mo; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; grey boards blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The Essay, which occupies pp.9-82, was originally published in France in a periodical in December 1951 and January 1952, and here makes its first appearance in English. It is followed by 104pp. of selections from de Sade's works, providing an excellent conspectus, some of the material here appearing in English for the first time. This is followed by a useful Chronology, and a bibliographical check-list.

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DE BEAUVOIR (Simone). Simone de Beauvoir Today: Conversations 1972 - 1982 [with] Alice Schwarzer. Translated from the French By Marianne Howarth. Chatto & Windus: The Hogarth Press, London, 1984. Extra cr.8vo format, perfect bound; pp.120; pale blue cloth-textured boards, lettered gilt down spine and with short rule. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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DEEPING (Warwick). Seven men came Back. Cassell And Company, Limited, 1934. Blue beaded linen grain cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Nice.

Signed by the author on the front end-paper.

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DE KERPELY (Theresa). Of Love And Wars. Stein and Day, Publishers, New York, 1984. Med.8vo format, perfect bound; pp.[vi]+546; quarter black cloth, mulberry boards, blocked with author's signature gilt on front board, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's monogram gilt on spine; black and white head and tail bands. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Autobiography, by the author of ‘Arabesque'.

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DELAFIELD (E.M.). Consequences. Hodder and Stoughton, London, New York, Toronto, N.D. [1919]. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.[viii]+344; greenish fawn cloth ruled dark brown, lettered scarlet on front cover and spine. Spine lettering faded; covers slightly faded and marked; front end-papers a little spotted; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

The author's fourth book.

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DELAFIELD (E.M.). The suburban Young man. Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers), Ltd., N.D. [1928]. Post 8vo; two blanks before half-title, serving as end-papers; light grey-green linen grain cloth, ruled blind on front cover, black on spine, lettered black on front cover and spine. Slight general wear to covers; otherwise a nice copy.



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DELAFIELD (E.M.). The Brontes: Their Lives Recorded by Their Contemporaries. Compiled with an Introduction by E.M. Delafield. 1935, Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square. Demy 8vo; frontispiece; final blank; light red rough cloth, lettered white on spine. Fine copy.

Woolmer, 366. Two thousand copies printed. Issued as the second volume in the series ‘Biographies Through the Eyes of Contemporaries'.

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DELAFIELD (E.M.). As others hear us: A miscellany. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1937. Orange cloth, ruled blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. A fine copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper.

Sketches and essays, largely reprinted from ‘Punch'. An uncommon title.

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DELAFIELD (E.M.). Straw Without bricks. I visit Soviet Russia. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1937. Black cloth ruled and panelled gilt, blocked and lettered black-through-gilt on spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

A non-political view of Russia as seen by the author in 1936.

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DELAFIELD (E.M.). Three marriages. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1939. Two integral advertisement leaves at end (verso of last leaf blank); pp.[vi]+[422]+[iv]; pale green linen effect rough buckram blocked and lettered black on spine. Top-edges foxed, fore-edges slightly so; otherwise a fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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DELAFIELD (E.M.). The provincial lady In war-time. Illustrated by Illingworth. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1940. Blank before half-title; numerous illustrations on text-paper; pale green cloth ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Spine slightly marked, but a nice copy otherwise.



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DE LA MARE (Walter). The three mulla-Mulgars. By Walter de la Mare, Author of "Songs of Childhood," etc. London: Duckworth & Co., 3 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1910. Frontispiece and one plate in colour; slip relating to the illustrations tipped onto verso of dedication leaf; pp.[viii]+312; green buckram blocked with publisher's motto device black on back cover (the lettering green-through-black), blocked black, lettered gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g. Half-title foxed; publisher's unobtrusive ‘Presentation Copy' notice perforated into title leaf (v. note); otherwise in general a virtually fine copy in the dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy, with de la Mare's later signed holograph inscription to bibliographer Gilbert Fabes on the front end-paper. The first issue binding and probable first issue of the dust-wrapper. The perforated stamp suggests an advance copy. Later copies are known in a plainer binding of light green cloth, lettered on the front cover and spine in black, with the publisher's motto device in black (lettered green-through black) on the back cover, and with the top-edges plain. The dust-wrapper of the present copy is of stiff green matt surfaced paper, printed in black with a reproduction of the cover lettering and design, except that the publisher's device appears on the lower fore-edge corner of the dust-wrapper, but is centred on the cover of the book. Copies of the first binding are also known in a thinner dust-wrapper of glazed white paper printed with an all-over pattern of cross-hatched rules in green, these being overprinted with the design and lettering in black. The illustrations are by E.A. Monsell. The plate faces p.60.

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DE LA MARE (Walter). The three mulla-Mulgars. By Walter de la Mare, Author of "Songs of Childhood," etc. London: Duckworth & Co., 3 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1910. Frontispiece and one plate in colour; lacking the tipped-in slip relating to the illustrations; green buckram blocked black on sides, lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e.g. Cloth worn at head of spine; prelims. foxed, and title-page a little embrowned; label removed from back paste-down; otherwise in general a nice copy.

The first issue binding.

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DE LA MARE (Walter). Rupert Brooke and the Intellectual Imagination. A Lecture. Sidgwick & Jackson, Limited, 1919. Blank before title-page; grey boards printed in dark blue on spine and front cover. Nice copy.

The second issue.

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DE LA MARE (Walter). Memoirs of a Midget. London: 48 Pall Mall, W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., Glasgow : Melbourne : Auckland, 1921. Limitation leaf before half-title page; Holland boards, leather label; uncut edges. Small hole in front joint due to an original binding fault; cloth foxed, and boards a little marked; paper of boards worn a little at edges of corners, and two lower corners slightly bruised; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 210 copies, printed upon hand-made paper, numbered and signed by the author, this copy being signed but not in fact numbered.

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DE LA MARE (Walter). Memoirs of a Midget. London: 48 Pall Mall, W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., Glasgow : Melbourne : Auckland, 1921. Blank before half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[ii]+XI+[i (blank)]+365+[i (printer's imprint)]+[4]; dull blue rough buckram ruled and lettered red on spine and front cover, blocked red on spine. Good copy.

Second issue, with ‘Printed in England' on verso of title-page.

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DE LA MARE (Walter). The riddle And other stories. Selwyn & Blount Limited, 21 York Buildings, Adelphi, May 1923. Imprint leaf, followed by two leaves bearing advertisements on rectos, and final blank; light blue buckram, ruled blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Some foxing of edges, otherwise an extremely fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Complete as issued, with 4pp. and 2pp. inserted publisher's advertisements (for ‘Chapters from Childhood' and ‘People of Destiny') loosely laid in between pp.204-5. Printed at The Kynoch Press. A mixed collection of stories, including "‘Seaton's Aunt', in which there lowers a noxious background of malignant vampirism; ‘The Tree', which tells of a frightful vegetable growth in the yard of a starving artist; [and] ‘Out of the Deep', wherein we are given leave to imagine what thing answered the summons of a dying wastrel in a dark lonely house when he pulled a long-feared bell-chord in the attic of his dread-haunted boyhood..." - H.P. Lovecraft, ‘Supernatural Horror in Literature'.

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DE LA MARE (Walter). The riddle And other stories. Selwyn & Blount Limited, Adelphi, 1923. Demy 8vo; blank and limitation leaf precede half-title; title-page printed in red and black; imprint leaf, followed by blank, at end; cream coarse buckram, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Cloth of spine darkened, and mottled discolouration of sides, as usual, possibly by reaction with the glue; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 310 numbered copies, signed by the author. Printed on large hand-made paper at The Kynoch Press. A mixed collection of stories, including "‘Seaton's Aunt', in which there lowers a noxious background of malignant vampirism; ‘The Tree', which tells of a frightful vegetable growth in the yard of a starving artist; [and] ‘Out of the Deep', wherein we are given leave to imagine what thing answered the summons of a dying wastrel in a dark lonely house when he pulled a long-feared bell-chord in the attic of his dread-haunted boyhood..." - H.P. Lovecraft, ‘Supernatural Horror in Literature'.

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DE LA MARE (Walter). Miss Jemima. Illustrated by Alec Buckels. Oxford, Basil Blackwell, N.D. [1924]. Sq.lge.post 8vo; half-title not called for; full colour frontispiece; three full-page illustrations on text-paper; cream boards printed in blue. A near fine copy of a scarce title.

Issued in the series "Jolly Books".

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DE LA MARE (Walter). Ding Dong Bell. Selwyn and Blount Ltd., 1924. Quarter unbleached linen, grainy brown board sides, lettered gilt up spine. Lower corner of front board a trifle damaged, otherwise a fine unopened copy.

One of an edition limited to 300 numbered copies, this copy being signed by the author.

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DE LA MARE (Walter). Ding dong bell. Selwyn & Blount Ltd, April 1924. Light cerise cloth, spine label printed cerise; fore- and lower- edges uncut; spare label tipped in at end. Fine copy in dust-wrapper very slightly faded on spine.

Second issue, without the publisher's catalogue at end. Printed at the Curwen Press.

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DE LA MARE (Walter). Ding dong bell. Selwyn & Blount Ltd, April 1924. 8pp. publisher's catalogue at end, on smaller paper, datedSpring 1924; light cerise cloth, spine label printed cerise; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges lightly trimmed; spare label tipped in at end. Some very light marginal embrowning; otherwise a fine copy in chipped dust-wrapper embrowned and slightly rubbed on spine.

The first issue, later copies being without the catalogue. Printed at the Curwen Press. According to the catalogue, the trade edition apparently precedes the limited edition.

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DE LA MARE (Walter). The Connoisseur And other stories. W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1926. Lge cr.8vo; quarter mustard buckram, old mustard smooth board sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front board; t.e. brown, others uncut; cerise and white head- and tail- bands. Slight foxing and embrowning of end-papers; otherwise a fine copy in torn, creased, and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.



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DE LA MARE (Walter). Old Joe By Walter de la Mare. Pictures by C.T. Nightingale. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, N.D. [?c.1927]. Double f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; numerous illustrations in text; final blank; pp.29+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; light grey boards printed in black and with white paper onlay printed in black and pale greenish blue, on front board. Prize label dated ‘1929-30' on front paste-down; otherwise a virtually fine copy of a fragile children's book, in our experience scarce in any condition.

The verso of the title leaf in this copy has the heading ‘Continuous Stories' and a list of this and twelve other titles published uniformly at 1/- Thomas & Thomas record that a Compton Mackenzie title in the series, ‘Mabel in Queer Street', is variously seen with this page headed ‘Continuous Series' and ‘List of the Series', and that 2,000 copies of that title were printed for sale at 1s. 3d. It is possible that of the present title likewise other variants exist, but the price and print order are likely to have been about the same.

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DE LA MARE (Walter). Lewis Carroll. Faber & Faber Limited, 1932. Blank before half-title; brown cloth, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy with a signed inscription from the author on the front end-paper.

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DE LA MARE (Walter). The picnic And other stories. Faber and Faber Ltd, 24 Russell Square, London, September 1941. Sm.cr.8vo; three blanks at end; pp.154+[vi]; mottled pale greenish grey Sundour cloth, blocked and lettered light grey-green on front cover, lettered light grey-green down and on spine. Light embrowning of cloth and end-papers; otherwise a nice copy in minutely chipped dust-wrapper, darkened on spine and lightly embrowned on sides.



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DE LA MARE (Walter). Cinderella. Written by Walter de la Mare And illustrated by Ionicus. Hulton Press Ltd, 1952. Oblong 4to; printed leaf bearing ownership panel precedes title-page, another bearing colophon follows last leaf of text, both printed in red and black and serving as paste-downs; title-page with vignette in colours; illustrated throughout in colours, on text-paper; white boards printed in colours. Slight dusting of boards, otherwise nice. Scarce.

First edition of this version, adapted from the story of the same title published in ‘Told Again'.

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DE LA MARE (Walter). Snow-White. Written by Walter de la Mare And illustrated by David Walsh. Hulton Press Ltd, 1952. Oblong 4to; printed leaf bearing ownership panel precedes title-page, another bearing colophon follows last leaf of text, both printed in red and black and serving as paste-downs; title-page with vignette in colours; illustrated throughout in colours, on text-paper; white boards printed in colours. Slight dusting of boards, otherwise nice. Scarce.

First edition of this version, adapted from the story of the same title published in ‘Told Again'.

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