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

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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.

DURRELL (Gerald). The Donkey Rustlers. Illustrated by Anne Mieke van Ogtrop. Collins, 1968. Two-tone green linen-grain boards lettered silver down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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DURRELL (Lawrence). Pied piper of Lovers. Cassell And Company, Limited, 1935. Post 8vo; final blank; deep sky-blue cloth, ruled and lettered black on spine. Cloth slightly faded on spine, and almost invisibly restored at back joint; label removed from front paste-down, leaving slight thinning; otherwise an excellent copy of a rare title.

Lettered on the spine, as always: PIED/ PIPERS/ OF/ LOVERS. Durrell's very scarce first novel, sales of which were such that the publisher of ‘Panic Spring', his second novel, advised him to publish that under a different name! As far as we have been able to discover, fewer than a dozen copies (two in dust-wrapper) have been offered in the English trade during the past twenty years. Despite the faults noted, the present copy is a very acceptable one. In this copy the following errata and typographical faults have been noted (state or issue significance, if any, undetermined): p.54, l.8, ‘severity' for ‘serenity', l.; p.55, last four lines, raised type at start of line, and in penultimate line the second ‘o' in ‘withstood' broken at the bottom; p.59, l.18, ‘road' for ‘roar'; p.165, l.16, ‘wag' for ‘wags' (or, possibly, ‘wind' for ‘winds'); p.372, l.33, battered ‘a' at start of line.

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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.

DURRELL (Lawrence). Pied piper of Lovers. Cassell And Company, Limited, 1935. Post 8vo; final blank; deep sky-blue cloth, ruled and lettered black on spine. Small slightly darkened patch on front cover; otherwise a near fine copy of a rare title.

Lettered on the spine, as always: PIED/ PIPERS/ OF/ LOVERS. Durrell's very scarce first novel, sales of which were such that the publisher of ‘Panic Spring', his second novel, advised him to publish that under a different name! As far as we have been able to discover, fewer than a dozen copies (two in dust-wrapper) have been offered in the English trade during the past twenty years. In this copy the following errata and typographical faults have been noted (state or issue significance, if any, undetermined): p.54, l.8, ‘severity' for ‘serenity', l.; p.55, last four lines, raised type at start of line, and in penultimate line the second ‘o' in ‘withstood' broken at the bottom; p.59, l.18, ‘road' for ‘roar'; p.165, l.16, ‘wag' for ‘wags' (or, possibly, ‘wind' for ‘winds'); p.372, l.33, battered ‘a' at start of line.

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[DURRELL (Lawrence).]. Climax in Crete By Theodore Stephanides [With a Foreword by Lawrence Durrell]. Faber and Faber Limited, 1946. Demy 8vo; map frontispiece printed in blue and black; final blank; blue cloth lettered gilt down spine. Slight fading of spine, but a near-fine copy.

Thomas C1. The first book to which Durrell contributed an introduction.

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DURRELL (Lawrence). Two excursions Into reality. A Circle Edition, [Berkeley, California,] 1947. Med.8vo, gathered in half sheets; blank precedes title-page, fly-title printed in red follows it; half-title not called for; title-page printed in red and black; fly-title to second part, printed in black; white glazed boards, flat spine, printed in black and red on sides, spine blank; red end-papers. Slight offsetting from first fly-title; otherwise a fine copy in very slightly dusty dust-wrapper.

First trade edition, preceded only by an edition limited to fifty copies privately printed by Durrell at Rhodes in 1946. Includes ‘Zero' and ‘Asylum in the Snow', two prose pieces in the original edition dedicated respectively to Henry Miller and Anais Nin, though for the present edition the dedications were dropped. Both pieces date from 1938, and are written in Durrell's surrealistic vein.

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DURRELL (Lawrence). Cefalü A novel by Lawrence Durrell. Editions Poetry London, 1947. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; pp.238+[ii]; mottled scarlet cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Light uniforming embrowning of poor quality paper throughout, as almost always with this volume; otherwise a fine copy in slightly marked and frayed dust-wrapper.

One of Durrell's better novels, but unfortunately badly edited and proof-read! Two issues of the book are known, of no established precedence, the scarcer being in scarlet cloth, as here. The other issue is in pale brown cloth.

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DURRELL (Lawrence). Cefalü A novel by Lawrence Durrell. Editions Poetry London, 1947. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; pp.238+[ii]; mottled pale brown cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Light uniforming embrowning of poor quality paper throughout, as almost always with this volume; otherwise a brilliantly fine copy in slightly torn and creased dust-wrapper preserved in a loose paper-backed clear plastic chemise.

One of Durrell's better novels, but unfortunately badly edited and proof-read! Two issues of the book are known, of no established precedence, the scarcer being in scarlet cloth.

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DURRELL (Lawrence). Key to Modern poetry. Peter Nevill, 1952. Lge.16mo; final blank; brown cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper. A scarce title.



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DURRELL (Lawrence). White Eagles over Serbia. Faber and Faber, 1957. Lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title; mottled light brown cloth, lettered white on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper. A scarce title in any condition, distinctly scarce thus.

A juvenile Secret Service novel, not in Hubin.

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DURRELL (Lawrence). Stiff upper lip. Nicolas Bentley Drew The Pictures. Faber and Faber, 1958. Final blank; numerous illustrations on text-paper; sea green cloth, blocked and lettered yellow down spine. Virtually fine copy in frayed and slightly faded dust-wrapper.



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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.

[DURRELL (Lawrence).]. Art And outrage: A correspondence about Henry Miller Between Alfred Perles And Lawrence Durrell (With an intermission by Henry Miller). Putnam, 42 Great Russell Street, 1959. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece; crimson boards, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in slightly torn dust-wrapper.



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DURRELL (Lawrence). La descente Du Styx. Traduit de l'Anglais Par F.J. Temple Et suivi du texte original. La Murene, 1964. Sm.folio; blank before title; half-title not called for; white yapped wrappers printed in black on front cover and up spine. Wrap- pers slightly browned, otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 250 numbered copies signed by Durrell. Hand set. The printer has had a good deal of fun with the typography. Brigham, A41

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[DURRELL (Lawrence).]. The Mind and Art of Henry Miller [by] William A. Gordon. Jonathan Cape, 1968. Grey boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. mauve. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Includes a three page Foreword by Durrell. First English edition. Published in America in 1967.

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DURRELL (Lawrence). Number five: Yes! Capra chapbook series. The Plant magic Man. Capra Press, 1973, Santa Barbara. Half-title not called for; portrait frontispiece and numerous illustrations on text paper; title-page printed in green and brown; one illustration in black, otherwise printed in brown throughout; colophon leaf at end; cream wrappers printed in green, brown, and black; green free end-papers, no pastedowns called for. Fine.

Printed throughout on textured buff paper. A pleasantly produced book.

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DURRELL (Lawrence). The revolt of Aphrodite. Faber and Faber, 1974. Final blank; grey buckram, blocked and lettered black on spine. Fine copy in slightly rubbed and frayed dust-wrapper.

The first collected edition. Includes ‘Tunc' and ‘Nunquam'.

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DURRELL (Lawrence). The Greek Islands. Faber and Faber, 3 Queen Square, 1978. Double cr.8vo; half-title not called for; double-sided frontispiece and fifteen double-sided plates, in full colour; numerous illustrations on text-paper; dull grey-green boards, lettered gilt down spine; end-papers coated light marina green. Fine copy in dust-wrapper torn a little on back panel.

Signed by Durrell on the title-page.

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DURRELL (Lawrence). Livia Or Buried Alive. A novel. Faber and Faber, 1978. Double cr.16mo; pp.[vi]+[266]; moss green boards, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The dust-wrapper is designed by David Gentleman.

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[DURRELL (Lawrence).]. Labrys 5. Frome, Somerset, July 1979. Pp.[vi]+[186]; full black silk, leather spine label lettered down in silver, silver medallion inset into front cover; scarlet end-papers; tissue dust-wrapper. Extremely fine copy.

One of a special limited edition of eight numbered copies bound in silk with a silver maze by Paul Huber. With Durrell's signed bookplate on front blank. ‘The ‘Lawrence Durrell issue' of Labrys, including: "His new novel Constance: The First Chapter"; "On Sappho"; "Letters to Jean Fanchette"; "Lawrence Durrell answers a Few Questions" - as well as memoires and critical studies of Durrell and his work by Jean Fanchette, David Gascoyne, Gerald Durrell, Freya Stark, Henry Miller, George Seferis, Peter Levi, Derek Stanford, Tambimuttu, etc.

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[DURRELL (Lawrence).]. Fine books and Book collecting: Books and Manuscripts acquired from Alan G. Thomas And described by his customers On the occasion of his seventieth birthday. Edited by Christopher de Hamel and Richard A Linenthal. James Hall, Leamington Spa 1981. Double med.8vo; portrait frontispiece on verso of half-title; numerous illustrations and facsimiles in text; two blanks at end; pp.x+72+[i (illustration)]+[iv]; scarlet cloth-textured boards blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, down-lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Includes a Foreword by Lawrence Durrell which occupies pp.vii-viii.

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DURRENMATT (Friedrich). Writings On Theatre And Drama. Translated with an introduction by H.M. Waidson. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, 1976. Double cr.16mo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; brown boards, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.

Writings selected from ‘Theater-Schriften und Reden', Zurich, 1966; and ‘Dramaturgisches und Kritisches. Theater-Schriften und Reden II', Zurich, 1972, here first published in English. As well as general writings on the art, craft, and theory of the drama, essays are included dealing with Schiller, Christopher Fry, Ronald Searle, and various of the plays of Shakespeare.

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EDGAR (George). The Blue bird's-eye. Mills & Boon, Limited, 49 Rupert Street, London W., 1912. 4pp. integral advertisements, followed by publisher's 32pp. Catalogue at end (listing this book, without reviews, among the ‘Summer Novels, 1912'); pp.[iv]+311+[i (printer's imprint)]+[iv]; navy blue rough buckram blocked light blue, brown, and white, lettered white and light blue, on front cover, lettered white on spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed; lower-edges uncut. Small thinned patch on title-page (v. note) and slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy.

A striking period binding of the emblematic variety, in fine state. A historical novel dealing with prize-fighting. Though this title appears in the advertisements on the verso of the half-title under the heading ‘Mills & Boon's New Novels', and in the Catalogue as noted, the slightly thinned patch on the title-page leads us to suspect the removal of some such legend as ‘Second Impression'.

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EDGEWORTH (Maria). The most Unfortunate day Of my life And also The Purple Jar; The Two Plums; The Thorn; The Rabbit; Waste Not, Want Not. Illustrated by Norah McGuinness. Cobden-Sanderson, 1 Montague Street, 1931. Blank before half-title; frontispiece printed in black and colours, and six plates in black and white, all on text paper; final blank; bright pink cloth, paper spine label printed in pink; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Label faded, spine slightly so; some foxing of blanks and facing leaves; otherwise a near-fine copy.

Printed at the Shenval Press. The title story is here first published.

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EHRENBURG (Ilya). Chekhov, Stendhal And other essays Translated by Anna Bostock In collaboration with Yvonne Kapp. Macgibbon & Kee, 1962. Double demy 16mo; red and black mixed-weave effect boards, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. T.e. foxed, otherwise a fine copy in foxed and slightly dusty dust-wrapper.

Substantially the texts of two books, ‘Perechitivaya Chekhova', 1960, and ‘Frantsuzskiye Tetradi', 1958, here first translated into English.

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EISENSTEIN (Sergei M.). The film sense. Translated and edited by Jay Leyda. Faber and Faber Ltd, 1943. Eight plates and very large folding sheet of diagrams and illustrations; other diagrams and illustrations on text-paper; pp.207+[i (blank)]; orange cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Cloth very slightly dust-marked; otherwise a fine copy.



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ELIOT (George). Early essays by George Eliot. Privately Printed, 1919. Double f'cap 8vo; title-page printed in red and black; pp.[72]; plum coarse buckram ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Cloth slightly bubbled on front board; otherwise a nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 220 numbered copies. Issued originally in an unprinted tissue dust-wrapper, not present here. Essays written in the 1840s. The Editor's Note, signed ‘R', implies that they are here first printed from a ms. placed in his hands for publication "at the time of George Eliot's death, or perhaps a few years later". An early owner, however, has noted lightly in pencil on the front end-paper that they have been printed from cuttings of George Eliot's contributions to the Coventry Herald, exhibited in 1919. The two statements are not perhaps incompatible, if we take a widish definition of the word ‘manuscript'.

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[ELIOT (T.S.).]. Ezra Pound His metric and poetry. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1917. Half-title not called for; half-tone portrait frontispiece after Henri Gaudier-Brzeska; pp.[32 (last page blank)]; vertically ribbed rose red boards, lettered gilt on front board. Slight damp-fading of front board; faint crease in lower corner of title-page, and nick in fore-margin, probably reflecting an original binding fault; otherwise a fine copy of a very delicate book.

Eliot's anonymous second book, never published in England, nor reprinted in America. Pound revised the manuscript and compiled the bibliography that closes the work. Gallup, A2. Issued without a printed dust-wrapper.

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ELIOT (T.S.). The sacred wood: Essays on poetry and criticism. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1920. F'cap 8vo; blue linen grain cloth ruled and lettered blind on front cover, gilt on spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Nice copy.

Gallup, A5. The first issue.

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ELIOT (T.S.). For Lancelot Andrewes. Essays on style and order. Faber & Gwyer, 1928. Blank before half-title; blue cloth, buff spine label printed in black and blue; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Near-fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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ELIOT (T.S.). Dante. Faber & Faber, 1929. Blank before half-title, blank at end; light brown boards printed in black; t.e. blue, others uncut. Some wear to spine; end-papers a little embrowned; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as the second volume in The Poets on The Poets series. Printed at the Chiswick Press.

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[ELIOT (T.S.).]. Pascal's Pensees Translated by W.F. Trotter. Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1931. Double f'cap 16mo; double spread wood-engraved title-page, in series style; vertically ribbed very dark grey-green cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. grey-green; end-papers printed with woodcut design in yellow-green, in series style. Fine copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper. Scarce thus.

Includes an Introduction by T.S. Eliot (occupying pp.vii-xix), which is here first published. Issued as Volume 874 in the series Everyman's Library. First issue of the ordinary edition, with top-edges stained grey-green instead of yellow-green as in the second issue, and the advertisement on the verso of the half-title stating that there is also a library edition in reinforced cloth, and not mentioning the calf issue - this latter style not being adopted until after the volume had proved its popularity. Gallup, B21a, mentioning no variants of the 1931 printing, and describing the cloth colour as ‘slate', which is not inaccurate, the colour being very dark indeed.

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[ELIOT (T.S.).]. Pascal's Pensees Translated by W.F. Trotter. Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1931. Double f'cap 16mo; double spread wood-engraved title-page, in series style; vertically ribbed very dark grey-green cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. dark yellow-green; end-papers printed with woodcut design in yellow-green, in series style. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper. Scarce thus.

Includes an Introduction by T.S. Eliot (occupying pp.vii-xix), which is here first published. Issued as Volume 874 in the series Everyman's Library. Second issue of the ordinary edition, with top-edges stained yellow-green instead of grey-green as in the first issue, and the advertisement on the verso of the half-title stating that there is also an issue in calf - this style not being adopted until after the volume had proved its popularity. The first issue mentions only a ‘Library Edition in reinforced cloth'. Gallup, B21a, mentioning no variants of the 1931 printing, and describing the cloth colour as ‘slate', which is not inaccurate, the colour being very dark indeed.

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ELIOT (T.S.). Thoughts after Lambeth. Faber & Faber Limited, 1931. Self-wrappers over thin boards; t.e. uncut. Wrappers a little chipped and frayed, otherwise a fine copy.



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ELIOT (T.S.). Selected essays 1917-1932. Faber and Faber Limited, 1932. Final blank; dark brown cloth lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fine copy in chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.



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ELIOT (T.S.). The use of poetry And the use of criticism. Studies in The relation of criticism To poetry in England. Faber and Faber Limited, 1933. Blank before half-title; two blanks at end; brown cloth lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine faded, contemporary inscription on front end-paper, facing pages of blanks at end used unobtrusively for notes in ink; end-papers lightly foxed; otherwise, and in general effect, nice.

A binding variant, with the top-edges not stained blue.

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ELIOT (T.S.). After strange gods: A primer Of modern heresy. The Page-Barbour lectures At The University of Virginia 1933. Faber and Faber Limited, 1934. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; black cloth, lettered gilt down spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Virtually fine copy.



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ELIOT (T.S.). Selected essays. Faber and Faber Limited, 24 Russell Square, 1934. Demy 8vo; pp.468; mid-brown cloth, lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Small slightly faded patch at head of spine; otherwise a fine, largely unopened, copy in chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

First enlarged edition of a book originally published in 1932 - and, if anything, slightly scarcer than the original. With the signature of the author on the title-page; beneath which is a subsequent signed inscription by minor poet Gerry Mosdell - evidently eager to associate himself with greatness. The modest price reflects the presence of the latter inscription.

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ELIOT (T.S.). The idea of a Christian society. Faber and Faber Limited, 1939. Demy 8vo; light blue cloth lettered gilt down spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Minor binding fault affecting back free end-paper; otherwise a very nice copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper slightly faded on spine.



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ELIOT (T.S.). Points of view. Faber and Faber Ltd, 24 Russell Square, 1941. Final blank; mottled light blue cloth, blocked and lettered carmine on front cover, lettered carmine down spine. Small hole in back end-papers at joint, due to an original binding fault; otherwise a fine copy in faded dust-wrapper.



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ELIOT (T.S.). The music of Poetry: The third W.P. Ker Memorial Lecture delivered In the University of Glasgow 24th February 1942. Glasgow: Jackson, Son & Company, Publishers to the university, 1942. 28pp., demy 8vo format, wire-stitched as a single gathering into textured tan paper wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in blue. Slight foxing of centre pages at inner margins, and staples a little rusted; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Gallup, A40. Issued as Glasgow University Publication LVI. One thousand copies were printed.

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ELIOT (T.S.). The classics And the man of letters. The Presidential Address delivered To the Classical Association On 15 April 1942. Oxford University Press, 1942. Roy.16mo, gathered in half sheets; first and final blanks, serving as pastedowns; pale blue yapped wrappers printed on sides in black; issued without free end-papers. Spine and edges of wrappers faded; otherwise a very nice copy.

Gallup, A41. This copy has the ‘t' in ‘the' in the sixth line of the title-page printed more or less normally: in some copies it is printed only very faintly.

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[ELIOT (T.S.).]. The Christian news-letter Nos.179 - 198 (7th April - 29th December, 1943). [There follows an index listing numbers, titles, and authors, beneath the heading ‘Titles of supplements']. Half-title not called for; title-leaf a single inset; 4pp. Index at end; sea-green cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; a.e. uncut. Gilt a little dull on spine, and back cover very slightly spotted; end-papers foxed; otherwise a nice copy, largely unopened.

The several original Numbers and their Supplements bound up together in publisher's cloth. Gallup, C453 records the existence of Eliot's Supplement. He does not note its collection in volume form.

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[ELIOT (T.S.).]. [First title-page, on verso of half-title:] France remembered. Translated by J.G. Weightman. Introduction by T.S. Eliot. With forty-two photographs. Sylvan Press, Nicholson & Watson. [Second title-page:] Inoubliable France. Alice Jahier. Introduit par T.S. Eliot. Avec quarante-deux photographies. Sylvan Press, Nicholson & Watson. [On verso of title-page:] First impression made and printed in Great Britain By Page & Thomas Ltd., Chesham, June 1944. Double demy 8vo; facing dual language title-pages; forty-two half-tone illustrations on text-paper; blank at end; 96pp., unpaged; light grey fine-weave cloth, lettered light sky-blue on front cover and up spine. Enamel of lettering very slightly rubbed; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper strengthened on verso with brown paper.

Published 26th July, 1944. Gallup, B61. Dual language throughout. 5,000 copies were printed. Nowadays, however, the volume is quite scarce - particularly in the dust-wrapper and with the rather delicate enamel more or less intact.

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ELIOT (T.S.). What is a classic? An address delivered before The Virgil Society On the 16th of October 1944. Faber & Faber Limited, 1945. One gathering, double med.16mo, wire-stitched into yellow green thin card wrappers, yapped fore- and lower- edges, the front wrapper printed in black; prospectus leaf for the Virgil Society follows half-title leaf; fore- and lower- edges uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers foxed, faded at edges, and frayed a trifle at yapped lower-edges; otherwise a fine unopened copy.

One of 500 copies printed for distribution to members of the Virgil Society. Printed on tinted English hand-made paper. Gallup, A45a

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ELIOT (T.S.). [Cover title:] Milton. Annual lecture on a master mind. Henriette Hertz Trust Of the British Academy, 1947. Price 2s. 6d. net. From the Proceedings of the British Academy. Volume XXXIII. London: Geoffrey Cumberledge, Amen House, E.C.4, N.D. [1947]. Roy.8vo; issued without prelims. or end-papers; 20pp., sewn as a single gathering into grey wrappers, yapped at top- and fore- edges, printed black outside and on inside front wrapper; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Small corner of front wrapper creased; yapped top-edge of back wrapper slightly rubbed; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Probable first issue, with fore- and lower- edges untrimmed, and with yapped edges to the wrappers. Gallup, A49, noting no variants. One of 500 copies printed.

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ELIOT (T.S.). Notes towards The Definition of Culture. Faber and Faber Limited, 1948. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; light sky blue silk weave cloth, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Very nice in frayed and slightly marked dust-wrapper.



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ELIOT (T.S.). From Poe To Valery. Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York. [On limitation leaf:] 1949. Cr.8vo, gathered in half sheets; limitation leaf precedes title-page; half-title not called for; printed throughout in black and lime green; white boards, printed in very dark green and lime green; grey end-papers. Slight wear to head and tail of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 1,500 copies privately printed for the friends of the author and his publishers as a New Year's greeting. Gallup, A52, describing the main print colour of the boards as dark-blue. We think it green, but it is dark enough to be equivocal!

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ELIOT (T.S.). [Cover title:] T.S. Eliot, O.M., LL.D. The Value and Use of Cathedrals In England To-day. [On back wrapper:] On Sale at S.P.C.K. Bookshops, One Shilling. N.D. [1951]. Sm.demy 8vo, one gathering, wire-stitched into glazed white thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black, the front wrapper bearing a half-tone illustration; issued without prelims. or end-papers. Very slight marking of wrappers; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

An address delivered to the Friends of Chichester Cathedral on June 16th, 1951. Printed in Chichester. Gallup, A58

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ELIOT (T.S.). The Complete Poems And Plays. Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1952. Double lge.med.16mo; marina green rough cloth, panelled dark marina green, blocked with facsimile signature within ruled oval frame, all silver, on front cover, blocked and panelled dark marina green, lettered, and with ruled oval frame, all silver, on spine; t.e. marina green. Colour on top-edges faded and a little damp-spotted; otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

The title-leaf bears the words ‘first edition' on verso.

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ELIOT (T.S.). An address To Members of the London Library By T.S. Eliot O.M. On the occasion of his assuming the office of President of the Library. Delivered at the Annual General Meeting of Members In the Reading Room, 22 July 1952. [Colophon:] Printed for the London Library By the Queen Anne Press September 1952. One half sheet, demy 8vo, sewn into large duck-egg blue self-wrappers, printed on front wrapper in black and crimson. Near-fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 500 copies.

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[ELIOT (T.S.).]. Contemporary French poetry By Joseph Chiari. Manchester University Press, [Manchester,] 1952. Post 8vo; lake buckram, lettered gilt up spine. Cloth slightly bumped at head of spine; otherwise a fine copy in minutely chipped dust-wrapper.

Includes a Foreword by T.S.Eliot which occupies pp.vii-xi, inclusive. An uncommon title.

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ELIOT (T.S.). The Three Voices Of Poetry. Published for the National Book League By The Cambridge University Press, 1953. One gathering 12mo, wire-stitched into cream card wrappers, cut flush, printed in green; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.



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ELIOT (T.S.). [Cover title:] The value and use of cathedrals in England today. [On back wrapper:] Printed by Chichester Press Ltd. No publisher, no place, no date. [Chichester, 1965]. One gathering short cr.8vo, wire-stitched into glazed white card wrappers; issued without prelims., or end-papers. Near-fine copy.

The second edition, and no less scarce than the first. Gallup A58, Note, refers. The caption title on p.1 reads as above, and is followed by the note "(An address given to the Friends of Chichester Cathedral in 1954 and reproduced by permission of Mrs T.S. Eliot)". Since the caption title to the earlier printed version gave the date of delivery correctly as "June 16th, 1951", it appears probable that the present edition was set from a ms. original, rather than a printed copy.

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‘ELIZABETH and Her German Garden', the author of [i.e. The Countess von Arnim]. Expiation. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1929. Green buckram, lettered and blocked black on front cover, gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Near fine copy in slightly torn and frayed dust-wrapper repaired with tissue on verso.



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ELLIS (Havelock). The philosophy Of conflict And other essays in war-time. Second series. Constable and Company Ltd., 1919. Red cloth ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Gilt oxydised, otherwise an extremely fine copy in dust-wrapper very slightly frayed and rubbed about spine.

According to a pencil note on the front end-paper only 100 copies were published.

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ELLIS (Havelock). Kanga Creek: An Australian idyll. The Golden Cockerel Press, Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire, 1922. Blank before half-title; imprint leaf, followed by blank at end; quarter yellow buckram, light brown boards, spine label; a.e. uncut. Label very slightly rubbed, and boards a trifle darkened at edges; otherwise a nice copy.



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ELLIS (Havelock). Impressions And Comments Third (and final) series 1920-1923. Constable and Company Limited, 1924. Final blank; blue cloth lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Very slight wear to head of spine; otherwise a fine copy.



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ELLIS (Havelock). My Confessional. Questions of our day. John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., 1934. Blank before half-title; light lime-green cloth lettered blue up spine; t.e. pale blue. Very slight fading of spine and top-edges; otherwise a near-fine copy.



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EMPSON (William). Seven Types of Ambiguity. London, Chatto and Windus, 1930. Lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title, final blank; pp.[viii]+325+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; f'cap 8vo leaf of text-paper headed Errata and bearing eighteen entries printed on thirty-two lines tipped in before first page of text; light brown smooth cloth ruled and lettered white on spine; t.e. brown, lower-edges uncut. A fine copy in slightly frayed and chipped dust-wrapper.

The publisher's Production Office Copy, bearing a label to this effect on the spine of the dust-wrapper. Apparently a trial printing and binding in a proof dust-wrapper. The title on the title-page is here set in upper and lower case letters and all on one line, instead of in two lines as in copies usually seen, the binding is of smooth light brown cloth ruled and lettered in white, instead of light brown buckram ruled and lettered in gilt, and the dust-wrapper has been marked up in pencil for revision: in particular extending the description of the book on the back panel from four paragraphs to five. The tipped-in f'cap 8vo leaf of Errata has not been present in copies of the published issue that we have seen, suggesting that corrections may have been made prior to printing. Loosely laid in between pp.172 and 173 is a small postcard (pale yellow card printed in black) addressed to the publishers at ‘40 - 42 Chandos Street / London, W.C.2' inviting the reader to ask for ‘notices of new and forthcoming publications'. We assume this to have been intended for inclusion in the published volume. The publisher's address is not given in the book itself, but it is given on the dust-wrapper as ‘99 St. Martin's Lane, W.C.2.'

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EMPSON (William). Seven types of Ambiguity. Chatto and Windus, 1930. Blank before half-title, final blank; light brown buckram ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. brown, lower-edges uncut. Edges foxed, otherwise a near fine copy in browned and slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The first published issue: in buckram, and ruled and lettered in gilt. A few trial copies were produced in light brown cloth, ruled and lettered in white.

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EMPSON (William). Some versions Of Pastoral. 1935, Chatto & Windus, London. Lge post 8vo; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘*' before half-title; imprint leaf at end; pp.[viii]+298+[ii]; smooth green cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. yellow, lower-edges uncut. Slight fading of spine; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

First issue. A later issue is in rough green cloth, cut slightly shorter, with t.e. green, and lower-edges rough-trimmed.

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EMPSON (William). Some versions Of Pastoral. 1935, Chatto & Windus, London. Lge post 8vo; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘*' before half-title; imprint leaf at end; pp.[viii]+298+[ii]; dark green rough cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. dark green; lower-edges rough trimmed. Light foxing of end-papers; otherwise a fine copy in slightly marked, frayed, and torn, dust-wrapper, darkened on spine.



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EMPSON (William). The structure of Complex Words. 1951, Chatto & Windus. Double demy 16mo; blank before half-title; imprint leaf at end; light blue-green cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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EMPSON (William). Seven Types Of Ambiguity. Third Edition. 1953, Chatto and Windus, London. Lge.post 8vo; printer's imprint leaf, blank on recto, at end; pp.[xvi]+258+[ii]; midnight blue cloth, blocked and letered gilt on spine. Cloth of spine slightly faded; small mark on front end-paper (apparently an original paper fault); otherwise a fine copy in slightly dusty dust-wrapper.

Norah Smallwood's copy, bearing her pencilled ownership inscription on the front end-paper. Norah Smallwood was Empson's editor at Chatto & Windus. A reset and extensively revised edition, including also for the first time an analysed Contents List, and an Index. Included also is the long Preface to the Second Edition, and a supplementary Note to this edition. The cloth colour of this edition is notoriously fugitive: the fading on this copy is comparatively slight.

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EMPSON (William). Seven Types Of Ambiguity. Third Edition. 1953, Chatto and Windus, London. Lge.post 8vo; printer's imprint leaf, blank on recto, at end; pp.[xvi]+258+[ii]; midnight blue cloth, blocked and letered gilt on spine. Cloth of spine and edges of covers faded; otherwise a fine copy.

A reset and extensively revised edition, including also for the first time an analysed Contents List, and an Index. Included also is the long Preface to the Second Edition, and a supplementary Note to this edition. The cloth colour of this edition is notoriously fugitive.

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EMPSON (William). Milton's God. 1961, Chatto & Windus, London. Double demy 16mo; pp.280; mottled dull red cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper a little faded and dusty on spine.



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EMPSON (William, Professor of English Literature, Sheffield University). Milton's God. 1965, Chatto & Windus, London. Double demy 16mo; pp.320; light turquoise cloth-textured boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper a little faded and dusty on spine.

Second edition, considerably revised and expanded.

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EMPSON (William). Some versions Of Pastoral. 1979, Chatto & Windus. Double lge.post 16mo; pp.[vi]+298; electric blue cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Puzzling: includes a ‘Preface to 1974 Edition' which speaks of that edition being revised - but according to the vero of the title page there was no 1974 printing, the complete list running 1935, 1950, 1968, and 1979. ‘4' for ‘9' is a possible misprint: either this is the first impression of the revised (1979) edition, or it would appear to be the first English edition of a revised text published elsewhere!

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ENRIGHT (D.J.). Insufficient Poppy. A novel. 1960, Chatto & Windus. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.[208]; green cloth textured boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Brilliantly fine copy in dust-wrapper.

One of two variant bindings, the book being seen also in otherwise similar black fine-linen-textured boards. The present copy was purchased from the publishers' file, but is without signs of provenance. Set in Bangkok, and, as the title implies, heavily concerned with opium.

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ENRIGHT (D.J.). A mania For sentences. Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press, London, 1983. Double demy 16mo; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; pp.viii+211+[v]; dull light greenish blue linen-textured boards, ruled, lettered, and down-lettereed gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Heine, Goethe, Max Frisch, Gunter Grass, Flaubert, Villiers de l'Isle Adam, E.B. White, Anthony Burgess, etc.

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EVANS (Margiad). Autobiography. Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1943. Half-title not called for; blank and half-tone frontispiece precede title-page; blank at end; jade green cloth lettered copper on spine; t.e. cerise. Very slight foxing of fore-edges; otherwise a fine copy in slightly foxed and dusty dust-wrapper. Scarce.

Leonard Clarke's copy, with his bookplate.

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FARJEON (B.L.). Mrs. Dimmock's Worries. Hutchinson & Co., 1906. Integral advertisement leaf, followed by publisher's inserted 24pp. catalogue dated February, 1906, at end; scarlet buckram lettered gilt within gilt-ruled box on blind panel on front cover, lettered gilt and with gilt-ruled box on spine. Small snag in cloth of back cover; very slight foxing of edges; otherwise a very nice copy.



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FARJEON (Eleanor). Trees. Published by B.T. Batsford, Ltd., 1914. Title-page on verso of half/series title, with wood engraved vignette; wood engraved headpiece; imprint leaf followed by blank at end; blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover, blocked with publisher's device gilt on back cover; t.e.g.; white end-papers printed with green borders. Very nice copy.

Issued as a volume in the series Fellowship Books.

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FARJEON (Eleanor). Mighty men From Achilles to Harold. Pictures by Hugh Chesterman. Oxford, Basil Blackwell, N.D. [?c.1923]. Extra cr.8vo; Frontispiece printed in colours; other illustrations on text-paper; pp.[x]+223+[i (printer's imprint)]; light blue rough buckram, elaborately blocked with design in reddish brown on sides and spine, lettered within ruled panel, reddish brown, on front cover, tan label printed in grey-blue on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper with insignificant repair at extreme top edge of front panel. Very scarce thus.

Rather a striking book. Stories interspersed with poems, somewhat after the manner of Kipling's children's stories.

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FARJEON (Eleanor). Faithful Jenny Dove And Other Tales. W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1925. 6pp. integral advertisements followed by blank at end; diagonally fine ribbed dark blue cloth ruled and lettered scarlet on front cover, blocked, ruled, and lettered scarlet on spine. A near-fine copy.



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FARJEON (Eleanor). Kaleidoscope. W. Collins Sons & Co Ltd, 1928. Blue cloth lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine and edges of covers faded; light foxing on first and last few leaves; otherwise a very nice copy.



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FARJEON (Eleanor). Humming Bird. Michael Joseph, 1936. Brown cloth lettered silver on spine; yellow end-papers. Very nice copy.



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FARNOL (Jeffery). The money moon: A romance. First impression. Sampson Low, Marston and Co. Ltd., 1911. 8pp. publisher's advertisements on text paper at end, for Farnol's earlier novel ‘The Broad Highway'; blue cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked, ruled, and lettered white on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Spine a little faded; otherwise very nice.

One of the few occasions on which we can remember seeing the words ‘First impression' on a title-page! The advertisements at the end consist of a 7pp. ‘Appreciation' of Farnol's previous book, ‘The Broad Highway', signed ‘C.S.F.' followed by a page of quotations from reviews. Hubin, p.141, listing it as of undetermined status.

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FARNOL, Jeffery. FARNOL (Jeffery). The fool beloved. Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., 1949. Sm.double cr.16mo; pp.[x]+293+[i (blank)]; reddish pink rough buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine, in standard style. Slight foxing of edges and covers; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper. Hubin, p.141, listing it as of undetermined status.



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FARRELL (James T.). A father And his son. George Routledge & Sons Ltd., Broadway House: 68-74 Carter Lane, 1943. Double post 16mo; final blank; old cream buckram, lettered black on spine. Inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper strengthened on verso.

Printed on cream toned paper. First English edition. Published in America in 1940. A Danny O'Neill novel.

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FARRELL (James T.). The Road Between. Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1949. Black buckram lettered gilt on spine. A near-fine copy in dust-wrapper. Scarce.

The first English edition.

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FARRELL (James T.). Reflections at Fifty And other essays. Neville Spearman, 1956. Double lge.post 16mo; light crimson boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The dust-wrapper in this copy has the price 12s. 6d. blocked out and 13s. 6d. substituted by overprinting. We do not know whether this is a sign of late or early issue, or whether, indeed, it has any issue significance at all! Essays on Joyce, Mencken, Dreiser, the function of the novel, censorship, ‘Naturalism' in fiction, etc., etc.

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FAULKNER (William). As I lay dying. New York, Jonathan Cape: Harrison Smith, 1930. Cream cloth lettered dark brown on front cover and spine; old cream end-papers; t.e. brown. Spine a trifle darkened, and showing very slight wear; a little scattered light foxing; a nice copy, nonetheless.

James Hanley's copy, with his signature on the front end-paper. First edition, first state of both text and binding, with the ‘I' dropped below baseline on p.11, and the top-edges stained dark brown. Massey, 16.

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FAULKNER (William). The sound And the fury. With an introduction by Richard Hughes. Chatto and Windus, 1931. Blank before half-title; final leaf (?blank) excised, and 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements for The Centaur Library tipped onto the stub; dark sand buckram ruled, blocked, and lettered red on spine; t.e. brown, lower edges uncut. Fine copy in dust-wrapper embrowned on spine.

First English edition, and first edition with this Introduction, second issue, with Centaur Library advertisements and dust-wrapper, and issued at the lower price of 3/6.

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FAULKNER (William). Sanctuary. Chatto and Windus, 1931. Deep pink cloth lettered black on spine. Spine slightly faded, otherwise a nice copy.

First English edition.

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FAULKNER (William). Light in August. 1933, Chatto & Windus. Lge.post 8vo; brown cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. brown, lower-edges uncut. Numerous minor faults affecting covers, but sound, and the text fine; an excellent working copy.

First English edition of a title published in America in 1932. Like the first issue of the American edition, this copy has the reading ‘Jefferson' for ‘Mottstown' at l.1 on p.340.

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FAULKNER (William). Doctor Martino And other stories. Chatto & Windus, 1934. Blank before half-title; 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements followed by integral blank at end; reddish-orange cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. red, fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Spine faded; inscription on front paste-down; small thinned patch on title and half-title leaves, due, possibly, to an original paper fault; otherwise in general a nice copy.



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FAULKNER (William). Pylon: A Novel. 1935, Chatto & Windus. Blank before half-title; 4pp. inserted advertisements at end, on text-paper; puce cloth, blocked and lettered white on spine; t.e. cerise, lower-edges uncut. Spine faded, and back cover pressure creased; light foxing of prelims.; otherwise a nice copy.

First English edition.

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FAULKNER (William). As I Lay dying. Chatto & Windus, 1935. Blank before half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; violet cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. purple; lower-edges uncut. Spine darkened, gilt oxydised and more or less vanished; small tear in one lower margin, not approaching text, due to an original binding fault; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

First English edition.

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FAULKNER (William). The Unvanquished. Chatto & Windus, 1938. Blank before half-title; pale blue-grey cloth lettered black on front cover, grey through black on front cover and spine; t.e. maroon, lower-edges uncut. Spine a little rubbed and faded, sides very slightly marked, top edges damp-spotted; otherwise a nice copy.



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FAULKNER (William). Intruder In the dust. A Novel. 1949, Chatto & Windus. Lge.post 8vo; deep sky blue cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. light blue. Spine and edges of covers faded; otherwise a fine copy.

First English edition.

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FAULKNER (William). Notes on a Horsethief. Decorations by Elizabeth Calvert. The Levee Press, Greenville, Mississippi, 1950. Limitation leaf at end; green coarse buckram blocked silver on front cover, lettered silver down spine; pale green end-papers printed in green. Near fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 975 numbered copies signed by the author.

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FAULKNER (William). A Fable. 1955, Chatto & Windus. Double cr.16mo; pink cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Slight fading of spine; slight wear to top edge of back board; otherwise a nice copy.



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FAULKNER (William). Mosquitoes: A Novel by William Faulkner With an Introduction by Richard Hughes. 1964, Chatto & Windus, London. Extra double cr.16mo; pp.288; brownish grey cloth-textured boards, lettered gilt on and down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Norah Smallwood's copy, with her pencilled initials on the front end-paper. Norah Smallwood was a director of Chatto & Windus. First English edition of Faulkner's third book, published in America in 1927. Hughes' interesting Introduction, telling among other things how he had come to be responsible for introducing Faulkner's work to Chatto & Windus in 1929, and why this book had never before been issued in England, is here first published.

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FAULKNER (William) and COWLEY (Malcolm). The Faulkner - Cowley file: Letters and Memories, 1944 - 1962. Chatto & Windus: London, 1966. Double demy 16mo; pp.[viii]+184; bright scarlet cloth-textured boards, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

First edition, English issue: printed in the U.S.A. - and one, presumably, of a quite small importation. The volume includes twenty-six unpublished letters from Faulkner, as well as letters from Cowley, and related material, set in a descriptive frame, together with an early draft of one of Faulkner's essays and an undelivered speech for the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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FAULKNER (William). Essays Speeches & Public letters By William Faulkner Edited by James B. Meriwether. 1967, Chatto & Windus, London. Lge.post 8vo; pp.x+233+[i (blank)]; light blue-green cloth-textured boards, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

From the publisher's file, though without signs of provenance. Though dated 1967 on the title-page, actually published in late in 1966, and bearing that date on the verso of the title-page. The American edition appeared in 1965. Faulkner's "earliest literary essays and book reviews, written while he was still a student and apprentice poet, are omitted here, as are a few fragmentary or unpublished ‘public' letters. Otherwise this collection includes the text of all Faulkner's mature articles, speeches, book reviews, introductions to books, and letters intended for publication." - Editor's Preface.

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FAULKNER (William). Sanctuary: The Original Text. Edited, with an Afterword And Notes, by Noel Polk. 1981, Chatto & Windus. Lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; pp.[vi]+[313]+[i (blank)]; dark cerise cloth, lettered gilt on spine and front cover, and down spine; yellow and dark red head and tail bands. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First edition, English issue. Printed (and, almost certainly, bound) in the U.S.A. We assume that the importation may have been quite small.

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FEDOROVA (Nina). The children. Collins, 1942. 2pp. integral advertisements at end; bright green cloth lettered dark green on spine; lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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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.

FENN (George Manville). The Kopje Garrison: A tale of the Boer war. With eight illustrations By W. Boucher. W. & R. Chambers, Limited, London and Edinburgh, 1901. Imp.16mo in half sheets; half-tone frontispiece and seven plates; pp.[viii]+420; light greyish green cloth blocked black, white, and yellow, lettered gilt, and black-outlined yellow, on front cover, blocked black, white, yellow, and gilt, lettered greyish-green through gilt, and gilt, on spine; end-papers faced dark grey-brown. Gilt a little rubbed on spine; one plate re-inserted, with slight fraying and dusting at fore-margin; a little scattered light dusting and foxing; but over all a very good copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in the extensive Wolff collection.

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FENN (G. Manville). Memoir of Benjamin Franklin Stevens. London, Printed at the Chiswick Press, For private distribution, 1903. Two blanks precede half-title; photogravure portrait frontispiece, and six plates printed in black or sepia, with tissue guards; title-page printed in black and red; printer's colophon leaf, followed by two blanks at end; pp.[xii]+310+[i]+[v]; dark red glazed coarse linen, blocked with Stevens' monogram gilt on front cover, lettered with short rule gilt on spine; text-paper end-papers; buff compliments slip signed by Henry J. Brown, one of Stevens's executors, tipped onto front end-paper. Very slight fading of spine, and slight damp-marking of back cover; plates a little foxed, with offsetting onto tissues; otherwise a fine copy, largely unopened.

Printed on Arnold Unbleached hand-made paper. One of an evidently small number of copies. The printers were his relatives by marriage. Includes a good number of letters from and to Stevens, including several from James Russell Lowell. Not in Blanck.

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FENN (G. Manville). ‘Tention! A story of boy-life during the peninsular war. With eight illustrations By C.M. Sheldon. London: 47 Paternoster Row, E.C., W. & R. Chambers, Limited; Edinburgh: 339 High Street, 1906. Sm.imp.16mo in half sheets; publisher's inserted 48pp. catalogue, undated, at end (not advertising this volume among Fenn's books); bevelled green buckram, blocked green, black, scarlet, and white, lettered gilt, and black shadowed gilt, on front cover and spine; end-papers faced grey-brown. Covers a little dull and damp-marked; front end-paper lacking; otherwise in general a nice copy.

The first issue: with a publisher's inserted catalogue, and with the imprint on the spine in gilt. Not in Sadleir; this title not in the extensive Wolff collection.

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FENN (G. Manville). ‘Tention! A story of boy-life during the peninsular war. With eight illustrations By C.M. Sheldon. London: 47 Paternoster Row, E.C., W. & R. Chambers, Limited; Edinburgh: 339 High Street, 1906. Sm.imp.16mo in half sheets; greyish green buckram, blocked green, black, scarlet, and white, lettered black, and black shadowed gilt, on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers faced grey-brown. Generally nice copy.

The second issue: without a publisher's inserted catalogue, and with the imprint on the spine in black. Not in Sadleir; this title not in the extensive Wolff collection.

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