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.

FERMOR (Patrick Leigh). The violins of Saint-Jacques. A tale of the Antilles. John Murray/Derek Verschoyle, 1953. Blank before half-title, final blank; green cloth lettered gilt down spine; white end-papers printed with map in green. Light-sensitive cloth slightly faded at extreme head and tail of spine; otherwise a virtually fine copy in chipped and slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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FIGES (Eva). Days. Faber and Faber, 3 Queen Square, 1974. Dark brown boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

From the library of Carmen Callil, and bearing her bookplate on the front paste-down.

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FIGES (Eva). Light. Hamish Hamilton, N.D. [1983]. Lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; pp.[iv]+91+[i (blank); bluish lilac wrappers, cut flush, printed black on front wrapper. Fine copy.

Uncorrected Book Proof.

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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.

FIRBANK (Ronald). Vainglory. With a frontispiece by Felicien Rops. Grant Richards Ltd., 1915. Blank before half-title; full colour frontispiece on textured art paper, with tissue guard; two blanks at end, followed by 12pp. inserted publisher's catalogue dated variously ‘Spring' and ‘March' 1915, the last 3pp. being blank; black buckram lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e. green, others uncut. End-papers slightly cracked (and possibly tightened); small nicks affecting extreme upper margins of seven leaves; blank corner torn from one leaf of catalogue; otherwise a nice copy.

Five hundred copies were printed.

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FIRBANK (Ronald). Odette: A fairy tale for weary people. With four illustrations By Albert Buhrer. Grant Richards Limited, 1916. Pott 4to; frontispiece and other illustrations on text paper; pp.[40]; large cream self-wrappers printed in black, grey, and pale blue-green on front, in black up spine and on back wrapper, folded over outer end-papers; a.e. uncut. Fine copy. Scarce thus.

The first separate and first illustrated edition, the text being considerably revised by the author from the 1905 version.Benkovitz, A4.

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FIRBANK (Ronald). Caprice. With a Frontispiece by Augustus John. Grant Richards Ltd., 1917. Blank before half-title; frontispiece printed in blue and black, with tissue guard; final blank; black buckram lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e. green, others uncut. Covers damp-spotted, and bruised at corners; end-papers and blanks foxed; otherwise a fine copy.



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FIRBANK (Ronald). Valmouth: A romantic novel. By Ronald Firbank Author of "Vainglory". With a frontispiece by Augustus John. London, Grant Richards Ltd., St Martin's Street, 1919. Fine half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard; blank at end; pp.209+[iii]; black buckram lettered gilt on spine; t.e. grey-green, fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Slight bubbling to cloth of front cover, and some barely noticeable pin-head dampspotting to sides and spine; light foxing of edges, half-title, and verso of final blank; otherwise a very nice copy.

Benkovitz, A6a: one of 500 copies.

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FIRBANK (Ronald). Sorrow in Sunlight. Brentano's Ltd., N.D. [1924]. Title-page printed in black and red; imprint leaf at end; black buckram, ruled blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. green, fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers printed in black with design by C.R.W. Nevinson. A nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 1,000 numbered copies. The first English edition, corrected, and the first edition under this title. Published in America as ‘Prancing Nigger' earlier the same year in an edition of only about 300 copies.

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FIRBANK (Ronald). Concerning the Eccentricities of Cardinal Pirelli. Grant Richards Ltd., St Martin's Street, 1926. Advertisement leaf before half-title; portrait frontispiece by Augustus John, printed in grey on textured paper; final blank; pp.150+[ii]; black buckram lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. green, fore-edges rough-trimmed. Extremely fine copy in dust-wrapper a little chipped at top centre of back panel, and a trifle frayed.

The dust-wrapper, which is on white paper textured like the frontispiece, bears on the front panel a coloured portrait of the author by Charles Shannon. Benkovitz, A11. One of 100 copies.

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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.

FIRBANK (Ronald). The Artificial princess. With an Introduction by Sir Coleridge Kennard. Duckworth, 3, Henrietta Street, London, W.C.2, 1934. Demy 8vo; purple cloth lettered gilt up spine. Fore-edges and last two leaves foxed; small mark on front cover; otherwise a fine copy in minutely chipped, and very slightly stained 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.

FIRBANK (Ronald). The new rythum [sic] And other pieces. Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., 3 Henrietta Street, London, W.C.2, 1962. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece, and other illustrations on text-paper, arranged as double sided plates printed separately in conjugate pairs, and not included in the pagination; advertisement on last page; pp.[135]+[i]; quarter red cloth, lettered and blocked gilt on spine, cream boards printed in brown with facsimile of part of mss.; t.e. lake; salmon pink end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The first appearance of these pieces, printed from the recently rediscovered mss.

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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.

FISHER (M.F.K.). As They Were. Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press, London, 1983. Double extra cr.16mo; final blank; pp.[viii]+261+[iii]; light sky-blue linen-textured boards, ruled, lettered, and down-lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

"I do not know anyone in the United States today who writes better prose" - W.H. Auden.

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FISHER (M.F.K.). Sister Age. Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press, London, 1984. Double extra cr.16mo format, perfect bound; biographical note leaf followed by two blanks at end; pp.vi+243+[i (blank)]+[i]+[v]; light brown fine linen-textured boards, ruled, blocked, lettered, and down-lettered gilt on spine. Front end-paper badly torn due to an original trimming fault; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

"I do not know anyone in the United States today who writes better prose" - W.H. Auden.

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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.

FISHER (M.F.K.). Not Now But Now: A novel. Chatto & Windus/The Hogarth Press, 1984. Tall cr.8vo format, perfect bound (but probably printed in 64pp. gatherings); fly-title to ‘Afterword', and 3pp. text, unpaginated, followed by blank at end; pp.256+[v]+[iii]; white glazed card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in colour; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

The first appearance in England of a book published originally in America in 1947. The Afterword dates from 1982. The publisher's file copy, with their rubber stamp to this effect on the half-title.

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FITZGERALD (Edward). Some new letters of Edward Fitzgerald Edited by F.R. Barton, C.M.G. With a foreword by Viscount Grey of Fallodon, K.G. With two portraits. Williams and Norgate, 14 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1923. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece and one plate, both with tissue guards; integral advertisement leaf at end; navy blue buckram, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Light foxing of edges and end-papers; one or two very minor faults; in general a nice copy.

From the library of Roger Senhouse, with his book label on the front paste-down, and his small neat pencil signature on the front end-paper. The front end-paper bears a number of pencil notes, apparently in Senhouse's hand, and these relate in part to a little light pencil scoring scattered through the text. Loosely laid in is the original unsigned typescript of a review: "‘Into An Old Room: The Paradox of Edward Fitzgerald' by Peter de Polnay". This has been quite heavily revised, in ink and pencil, also apparently in Senhouse's hand. CBEL, III, p.252

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FITZGERALD (F. Scott). This Side of paradise. 48 Pall Mall, W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1921. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; dark blue rough effect buckram, ruled and lettered scarlet on front cover and spine. Messy rubber stamp on front free end-paper, and erasures from this and the paste-down, leaving slight thinning; one leaf frayed at fore-margin, and slightly trimmed at upper margin, not approaching text; heavy pencil scoring on two or three leaves removed, but leaving indentations; otherwise a nice copy. An excellent working copy. Scarce.

The first English edition of the author's first novel, published in America in 1920. Issued as the fourth title in ‘Collins' First Novel Library', as is stated in an advertisement on the verso of the half-title leaf. Bruccoli, A5.2.a. This edition differs from the American first edition in no fewer than 850 readings, thirty-two of which are substantive.

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FITZGERALD (F. Scott). The crack-up. With other Uncollected Pieces, Note-Books and Unpublished Letters. Together with Letters to Fitz-Gerald from Gertrude Stein, Edith Wharton, T.S. Eliot, Thomas Wolfe And John Dos Passos. And Essays and Poems by Paul Rosenfeld, Glenway Wescott, John Dos Passos, John Peale Bishop and Edmund Wilson. Edited by Edmund Wilson. A New Directions Book, 1945. Narrow double med.16mo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pale greenish fawn cloth, lettered black down spine; t.e. red. Nice copy

First edition issued in England [from the American sheets], with slip giving the address of the English distributor laid on to the verso of the half-title leaf. Bruccoli, A.19.1.B*.

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FITZGERALD (F. Scott). The letters. Edited by Andrew Turnbull. The Bodley Head, 1964. Double med.16mo; blank before half-title, two at end; portrait frontispiece; dark brownish-grey boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. pale yellow. Inscriptions on front end-paper and first blank; otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper strengthened with clear tape on verso.

First English edition. Published in America in the preceding year.

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FITZGERALD (Penelope). Human Voices. Collins, 1980. Lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; two blanks at end; charcoal boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in 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.

FITZ GIBBON (Constantine). When the Kissing Had to Stop. Cassell, 1960. Lge.post 8vo; scarlet boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Very slight marking of covers; slight foxing of end-papers and edges; otherwise nice in slightly used dust-wrapper.

The first issue, with pp.3-4 uncancelled and bearing the suppressed text. The book was withdrawn soon after publication, when a London night-club owner threatened legal action. Very few copies are said to have survived with the unaltered text.

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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.

FITZ GIBBON (Constantine). When the Kissing Had to Stop. Cassell, 1960. Lge.post 8vo; red boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Slight foxing of end-papers and edges; otherwise a fine copy in slightly used dust-wrapper.

Later issue, with pp.3-4 cancelled and mounted on a stub. A variant binding in red not scarlet boards.

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FITZ GIBBON (Constantine). Random Thoughts of A fascist Hyena. Cassell, 1963. Demy 8vo; final blank; deep pink boards lettered gilt on spine. Some bruising of corners; otherwise a fine copy in slightly snagged and dusty dust-wrapper.



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FITZGIBBON (Constantine). Denazification. Michael Joseph, 1969. Demy 8vo; fawn wrappers, cut flush, printed black on front wrapper and spine; made up without end-papers. Slight fading of wrappers; otherwise a very nice copy.

Uncorrected Proof Copy. The Index leaves have here been left blank apart from the page-numbers.

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FLECKER (James Elroy). The Grecians: A dialogue on education. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1910. Sm.cr.8vo; title-page printed in black and red, with tissue guard; pp.[viii]+140; vertically ribbed green cloth blocked with publisher's device blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others rough trimmed. Fine copy.



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FLECKER (James Elroy). The Grecians: A dialogue on education. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1910. Sm.cr.8vo; title-page printed in black and red; pp.[viii]+140; vertically ribbed green cloth, ruled, and blocked with publisher's device, blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g. Fine copy.

A minor binding variant, some copies being without the blind rules on the front cover, and having the fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed, not fully trimmed, as here.

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FLECKER (James Elroy). The life of James Elroy Flecker From letters and materials provided by His mother. By Geraldine Hodgson, Litt.D. Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1925. Demy 8vo; Half-tone portrait frontispiece from a photograph, and four plates; one 3pp. facsimile on pale green paper; pp.288; dark blue buckram, paper labels printed in red and black on spine and front cover. Cloth a trifle dull and faded; otherwise a very nice copy of an uncommon title.

Includes much material here first printed.

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FLECKER (James Elroy). The Letters of J.E. Flecker to Frank Savery. The Beaumont Press, 1926. Uncut, unopened; coloured vignette title-page designed by Randolph Schwabe; quarter parchment, paper covered sides and dentelles printed in red, blue, black, and green after a design by B. Claudia Guercio. Fine copy in very slightly torn tissue dust-wrapper.

One of 310 numbered copies printed on hand made paper. A beautiful volume. The twenty-first book issued by The Beaumont Press.

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[FLEMING (Ian).]. The Kemsley manual Of Journalism: Being a detailed guide to the entire range of newspaper Work and the careers it offers, an analysis for the general Reader of the principles, standards and codes of a free Press, and a textbook for courses of study in journalism, the whole written by editors and leading authorities in The newspaper industry. Introduction by Viscount Kemsley LL.D. Cassell & Co Ltd, 1950. Double crown 8vo; vignette on half-title; numerous illustrations on text-paper; 32pp. trade Advertisers' Announcements, followed by blank at end; pp.[xiv]+424+[xv]-xlvi+[2]; light brown rough buckram, panelled scarlet, ruled and lettered gilt, on spine. Extremely fine copy in torn and slightly chipped dust-wrapper, tissued on verso.

Campbell, 20007A1; Connolly, 47. Fleming contributed the chapter on ‘Foreign News', pp.238-46. His first published appearance in book form.

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FLEMING (Ian). Thrilling Cities. Jonathan Cape, 1963. Lge.sq.16mo; 48pp. plates; quarter white buckram blocked and lettered gilt on spine, grey boards; black coated end-papers; erratum slip tipped in at end; t.e. black. Near fine copy.



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FLETCHER (J.S.). Lucian the dreamer. Methuen & Co., 1903. Blank before half-title; 40pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated April 1903; vertically ribbed blue-green cloth lettered gilt within gilt boxes on front cover and spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Very good copy only.

Dedicated to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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FLETCHER (J.S.). The Enchanting North. Eveleigh Nash, 1908. Double f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; imprint leaf at end; full colour frontispiece and seventeen plates in full colour; eighteen plates in black and white; other illustrations on text-paper; large coloured folding map tipped in between back end-papers; blue-grey buckram, blocked black, white, and red, lettered black and black-outlined red, on front cover, blocked black and white, lettered black, on spine. Very nice copy.

Printed in York.

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FLETCHER (J.S.). Mr. Poskitt's Nightcaps: Stories of a Yorkshire farmer. as told by J.S. Fletcher. Eveleigh Nash, Fawside House, 1910. Final blank; pp.261+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; leaf green rough buckram ruled and lettered gilt, and with recessed full colour paper onlay on front cover bearing illustration signed ‘Simpson', lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Slight general wear to covers; otherwise a nice copy. A sequel to the ‘Mr. Poskitt' volume of 1907.



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FLETCHER (J.S.). Mr. Poskitt's Nightcaps: Stories of a Yorkshire farmer re-told by J.S. Fletcher. Second edition. London, Eveleigh Nash, Fawside House, 1910. Final blank; pp.261+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; sage green fine-linen-patterned cloth ruled and lettered black, and with recessed full colour paper onlay on front cover bearing illustration signed ‘Simpson', ruled and lettered black on spine. A little very light foxing; otherwise a fine copy. A sequel to the ‘Mr. Poskitt' volume of 1907.

Differs in minor respects from the first edition.

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FLETCHER (J.S.). The Cistercians In Yorkshire. With illustrations by Warwick Goble. London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge; New York: The Macmillan Company, 1919. Demy 8vo; frontispiece and six photogravure plates after drawings by Warwick Goble, and one facsimile; pp.[xii]+332; dull light cerise net grain cloth, ruled and lettered black on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. A couple of unobtrusive scratches to cloth of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed on antique toned paper. The correct, dated, first printing.

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[FLOWER (Desmond)]. Orient Air express By Paul Morand. Translated by Desmond Flower. Cassell, & Company Ltd., London, Toronto, Melbourne, & Sydney, 1932. Pp.[127]+[i (blank)]; black rough cloth lettered gilt up spine. Fine copy.

Presentation copy from the translator to his father, Sir Newman Flower, the proprietor of Cassell's, inscribed in Desmond Flower's holograph on the front end-paper: "To the kindest of fathers, the most / indulgent of colleagues, and the best / of friends. / to the first, the maiden / effort from a pen which he has always / encouraged; to the second, another / venture; to the third a remembrance / of many happy hours together. / NF from DF, October 1932." After his father's death in 1964, the volume returned to Desmond Flower, who affixed his own small engraved book-label to the front paste-down. Desmond Flower's first book. Coded on the verso of the title-page ‘F20.932'.

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[FLOWER (Desmond).]. Indian air By Paul Morand. Translated by Desmond Flower. Cassell, & Company Ltd., London, Toronto, Melbourne, & Sydney, 1933. Sm.cr.8vo; 3pp. integral maps, followed by blank at end; pp.235+[iii]+[ii]; mottled salmon pink cloth ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper a trifle faded on spine.

The translator's copy, with his small book-label on the front paste-down, and a couple of holograph corrections in the text: conceivably a bound final proof.

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FLOWER (Desmond). [Drop head:] Desmond Flower. A portrait on a medal. [Privately printed, no place, no publisher, no printer, no date (?1933)]. One gathering, double pott 8vo, sewn into lilac wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; final blank; pp.13+[iii]; made up without end-papers. Wrappers faded at edges; otherwise a nice copy. Rare.

The author's own copy, with his ownership signature on the front wrapper. A biographical essay on Pietro Bembo. The front wrapper bears a facsimile of Bembo's latin signature within a ruled frame. Printed in Monotype Bembo. We hypothesise the date of issue of this pamphlet as 1933 on the basis of a note on p.11 referring to the Chester Beatty Sale at Sotheby's on May 9th in that year, which is couched in the present tense, implying that the Catalogue had been issued but the that the sale had not yet occurred.

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[FLOWER (Desmond).]. Sunday Times Book exhibition Catalogue Of Modern Books, Rare Manuscripts And First Editions. London: Sunderland House, Curzon Street, W.1, [on front wrapper:] November 6 - 20, 1933. Cr.8vo, wire-stabbed; half-title not called for; 80pp., unpaginated; hammered large duck-egg-blue wrappers printed on front wrapper in black; made up without end-papers. Wrappers faded and a little creased; leaves of publishers' section (intentionally) torn at top edge; a very good copy, nonetheless, of a scarce ephemeral publication.

Edited with an Introduction and Foreword by Flower. The Editor's own copy, with his ownership signature and the words ‘marked copy' written in pencil on the cover in his hand. Uncorrected proof copy, with extensive proofing corrections and revisions both in ink and pencil passim, and with two duplicate leaves bearing revisions loosely laid in, all the alterations being in Flower's hand. The first Sunday Times Book Exhibition, and the first exhibition organised by Flower (v. Fellows in Foolscap pp.123-4).

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[FLOWER (Desmond).]. Sunday Times Book exhibition Catalogue Of Modern Books, Rare Manuscripts And First Editions. London: Sunderland House, Curzon Street, W.1, [on front wrapper:] November 6 - 20, 1933. Cr.8vo, sewn; half-title not called for; 80pp., unpaginated; hammered large duck-egg-blue wrappers printed on front wrapper in black; made up without end-papers. Wrappers a trifle faded; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce ephemeral publication.

Edited with an Introduction and Foreword by Flower. The Editor's own copy, of what appears to be a later state of book-proofs, with his small book-label laid onto the title-page. This copy is sewn rather than wire-stabbed as was an earlier state of the book-proofs and the advertisement leaves have been corrected and finally arranged, but the numerous errata in the text have not been corrected (ranging from a comma instead of full-stop after ‘Mr' in ‘Mr. Morley' at l.7 on the last leaf of the Foreword, to the ascription of Charles Morgan's book ‘The Fountain' in the mss. section to Heinemann rather than Macmillan.) The first Sunday Times Book Exhibition, and the first exhibition organised by Flower (v. Fellows in Foolscap pp.123-4).

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[FLOWER (Desmond)]. A Frenchman's London By Paul Morand. Translated by Desmond Flower. Cassell And Company, Limited, London, Toronto, Melbourne And Sydney, 1934. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.320; light blue-green cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Cloth of spine a little faded and marked; slight cracking of cloth over back joint; internally fine.

The translator's own copy, with his ownership signature on the front end-paper, and his small engraved book-label on the front paste-down. The verso of the title-page bears the coding ‘F30.334'.

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[FLOWER (Desmond).]. Bitter draught [By] Michel Matveev. Translated by Desmond Flower. Cassell And Company, Ltd., London, Toronto, Melbourne And Sydney, 1935. Pp.[vi]+297+[i (blank)]; black cloth ruled and lettered scarlet on spine. Small nick in cloth at head-band; otherwise a fine copy in slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

The translator's copy with his small engraved book-label on the front paste-down. An unidentified review (possibly from ‘The Listener') has been pasted to the front end-paper. First edition in English of a title published originally in France as ‘Les Traqués'. A leading contender for the world's most depressing novel!

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[FLOWER (Desmond).]. Catalogue Of the third Sunday Times Exhibition Of books and book production. Dorland Hall, November 4 - 18, 1935. Short double demy 16mo; 16pp. advertisements on imitation art paper, unpaginated, precede half-title; pp.[16]+144; cream thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; issued without end-papers. Small chip to wrappers at head of spine, and lower fore-corners slightly bruised; a nice copy, nonetheless, of a scarce ephemeral publication.

Edited, with a Foreword, by Flower, who organised the exhibition. His name nowhere appears (but v. Fellows in Foolscap, pp.125-6). Flower's own copy with ‘Mr Desmond Flower' written in pencil on the upper margin of the front cover in his hand. The last of The Sunday Times Book Exhibitions.

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[FLOWER (Desmond).]. The Pursuit of poetry: A Book of Letters about Poetry Written by English Poets 1550 - 1930. Collected and edited by Desmond Flower. Cassell and Company Limited, London, Toronto, Melbourne, and Sydney, 1939. Extra cr.8vo; final blank; pp.[xvi]+[310]+[ii]; rough black cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Unobtrusive restoration to cloth at top of front joint; otherwise a very nice copy, with the front panel and spine of the dust-wrapper tipped in between the back end-papers.

The Editor's own copy, with his ownership signature on the front end-paper and his small engraved book-label on the front paste-down. Loosely laid in are lengthy contemporary reviews from The Listener and the T.L.S. A fascinating volume, now scarce.

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[FLOWER (Desmond).]. Louis XIV At Versailles: A selection from the memoirs of the Duc de Saint-Simon Translated and edited by Desmond Flower With etchings by Goor. London 1953, The Folio Society. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; frontispiece and seven plates (two of them with tissue guards); large folding Genealogical Table at end; pp.[xxiv]+234; mottled blue cloth blocked silver on front cover, lettered and blocked silver on spine. Slight wear to corners of spine, but a nice copy.

The translator's copy, with his small engraved book-label on the front paste-down. A pencilled monogram ‘AB' on the front end-paper may indicate that this copy was originally the property of Alan Bott, who with Charles Ede and Christopher Sandford, had founded the Folio Society in 1947. Flower, who very probably designed the binding of the present volume, was also a board member. The first appearance of this selection.

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FLOWER (Desmond) and BROOKNER (Anita). England, Her friends and visitors. An exhibition at The National Book League in Honour of the 28th International Congress of P.E.N. Organised by Desmond Flower and Anita Brookner. 5th to 18th July, 1956. Lge.post 4to format, fifty-one separate sheets duplicated on both sides, together with a front wrapper of yellow paper printed on recto only, wire-stabbed. In general very nice. Scarce.

Flower wrote the introduction and the notes to the first two sections of the catalogue, Brookner the notes to the third section. From the library of Dr. Desmond Flower, and probably a proof copy, the first two sections containing a number of ms. corrections and additions in his hand.

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FLOWER (Desmond). Treasures From Private libraries In England. A Collection assembled by Desmond Flower And Howard Nixon In honour of the IVth International Congress of Bibliophiles Shown at the National Book League, 7 Albemarle Street, London, W.1., 28 September - 9 October, 1965. Demy 8vo format in half-sheets; printed throughout on grey laid paper; half-title not called for; pp.[52 (last leaf headed STOP PRESS, with printer's imprint on verso]; grey card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black. Wrappers a little marked and darkened, but a nice copy.

From the library of Dr. Desmond Flower, but without signs of ownership. Includes introductions by Viscount Eccles, Sir John Murray, Cyril Connolly, Major J.R. Abbey, etc. as well as a Foreword and an introduction by Flower.

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FLOWER (Desmond). An Exhibition of French books From the Wray Farm library Of Dr. Desmond Flower, M.C. The City Library [Winchester], 4th - 23rd July 1966. One gathering unpaged, demy 8vo, wire-stitched into duck-egg blue paper wrappers, cut flush, printed on the front wrapper in black. Very slight fading and marking of wrappers, but a nice copy of a scarce ephemeral item.

From the library of Dr. Desmond Flower, but without sign of provenance. Includes a one page introduction by Flower as well as his descriptions of, and notes on, the exhibits. The front wrapper reproduces the title-page, with the addition of the words ‘City of Winchester' at the head - this being the only indication of where the exhibition was held.

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[FORD, earlier] HUEFFER (Ford Madox). Rossetti: A critical essay on his art By Ford Madox Hueffer. Duckworth & Co., N.D. [1902]. Pott 8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard, and fifty-two illustrations, on text-paper; title-page printed in red and black; two integral advertisement leaves, continuing the signatures, at end; publisher's red basil, blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e.g. Head- and tail- bands chipped; some wear to edges of spine, and corners; covers lightly stained at edges; inscription (dated 1903) on front end-paper; otherwise very nice.

The most expensive of the simultaneous issues of this book, and the one least inclined to survive well. A volume in the series ‘The Popular Library of Art', these words alone appearing on the half-title page. Harvey, A10

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[FORD, earlier] HUEFFER (Ford Madox). Rossetti: A critical essay on his art. Duckworth & Co., N.D. [1902]. Pott 8vo; frontispiece, and fifty-two illustrations; title-page printed in red and black; two inserted advertisement leaves, on text paper, at end; green coarse buckram blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover; t.e.g. Very nice copy.

A volume in The Popular Library of Art series. Issued simultaneously in three bindings, this being the dearer of the two original issues in cloth, there being also an issue in red basil. Later copies were issued in blue linen-grain cloth. Harvey, A10

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[FORD, earlier] HUEFFER (Ford Madox). Rossetti: A critical essay on his art. Duckworth & Co., N.D. [1902]. Pott 8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard, and fifty-two illustrations, all on text-paper; title-page printed in red and black; two integral advertisement leaves, continuing the signatures, at end; cerise buckram blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover; t.e.g. Very nice copy.

A volume in The Popular Library of Art series. Issued simultaneously in three bindings, this being the cheaper of the two original issues in cloth, there being also an issue in red basil. Later copies were issued in blue linen-grain cloth. Harvey, A10

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[FORD, earlier] HUEFFER (Ford Madox). Hans Holbein The younger: A critical monograph. Duckworth & Co, N.D. [1905]. Pott 8vo; frontispiece and forty-eight illustrations; title-page printed in red and black; final blank; blue linen grain cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. blue, others uncut. Extremely fine copy in slightly frayed tissue dust-wrapper.

Late issue binding. A volume in The Popular Library of Art series.

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[FORD earlier] HUEFFER (Ford Madox). The Soul of London. A survey of a modern city. Alston Rivers, Arundel Street, W.C., 1905. Sq.cr.8vo; title-page printed in red and black; cerise buckram ruled blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, ruled gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Covers very slightly faded; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed at the Chiswick Press.

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[FORD, earlier] HUEFFER (Ford Madox). The fifth queen: And how she came to court. By Ford Madox Hueffer. London: Alston Rivers, Ltd., Arundel St., 1906. Sm.cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf, followed by 8pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+[302]+[ii]; scarlet coarse linen, flat spine, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and elaborately blocked gilt on spine. Slight outward bowing of text leaves, as is almost inevitable with any copy of this volume that has been once read; slight light foxing of two or three leaves and edges, heavier on end-papers and half-title; otherwise a fine copy.

Harvey, A16

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[FORD earlier] HUEFFER (Ford Madox). The Spirit of the people. An analysis of the English mind. Alston Rivers, Limited, Brooke Street, Holborn Bars, E.C., 1907. Sq.cr.8vo; integral leaf of advertisements at end; red coarse buckram ruled blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, ruled gilt on spine; pp.xvi+74+[ii]; t.e.g., others rough-trimmed. Covers very slightly faded, front paste-down slightly stained; front free end-paper lacking; a very little scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

With a brief ALS from the author apparently referring to some proofs ("Dear Chifson Pray correct these and return at once to Alston Rivers . . ."). Harvey, A6a

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[FORD, earlier] HUEFFER (Ford Madox). Privy seal: His last venture. By Ford Madox Hueffer. London: Alston Rivers Ltd., Brooke St., Holborn Bars, 1907. Sm.cr.8vo; 4pp. integral advertisements at end, included in the pagination; pp.[viii]+328; mottled bright red rough buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and elaborately blocked gilt on spine. A virtually fine copy.



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[FORD, earlier] HUEFFER (Ford Madox). The fifth queen Crowned. A Romance. By Ford Madox Hueffer. London, Eveleigh Nash, Fawside House, 1908. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; dark red coarse linen, ruled blind, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and elaborately blocked gilt on flat spine. Front end-paper holed and a little torn by removal of book-plate; edges foxed and some foxing of text passim, mostly marginal; a very good copy, nonetheless.

Though published by a different firm, uniform except for the cloth colour with the 1906 volume The Fifth Queen, to which it forms a sequel. This copy a minor variant: in dark red cloth and without a catalogue.

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[FORD, earlier] HUEFFER (Ford Madox). The fifth queen Crowned. A Romance. By Ford Madox Hueffer. London, Eveleigh Nash, Fawside House, 1908. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's inserted 36pp catalogue dated Spring 1908 (last leaf blank), at end; scarlet coarse linen, ruled blind, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and elaborately blocked gilt on flat spine. Slight cracking of end-papers and slight warping of spine, but a very nice copy otherwise.

Though published by a different firm, uniform except for the cloth colour with the 1906 volume The Fifth Queen, to which it forms a sequel. The variant in scarlet cloth, and the catalogue dated Spring 1908.

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[FORD, earlier] HUEFFER (Ford Madox). The spirit of the People: An analysis of the English mind By Ford Madox Hueffer. Duckworth & Co., 3 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, N.D. [c.1909]. Cancel half-title and title, final leaf of advertisements excised before issue; dark blue glazed fine linen, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on front cover, lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g. Fore- and lower- edges, and first and last three leaves a little foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

First edition, second issue: put up as a volume in The Reader's Library, and bound in uniform style. The book was originally published by Alston Rivers in 1907, and was issued as an imp.16mo, gathered in half-sheets. It has here been cut down to cr.8vo size, the trimming away of the large fore-margins giving the volume a slightly unbalanced look. This second issue, in our experience, is a good deal scarcer than the first.

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[FORD earlier] HUEFFER (Ford Madox). The Critical attitude. Duckworth & Co., 1911. Imprint leaf at end; navy blue coarse buckram ruled blind on front cover, blocked blind with publisher's device on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. A little very light foxing, but a nice copy of a difficult title.

The first issue binding.

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[FORD earlier] HUEFFER (Ford Madox). The Critical attitude. Duckworth & Co., 1911. Imprint leaf at end; sky blue rough buckram lettered black within black ruled boxes on spine. Slight wear to cloth at head of joints; otherwise a fine copy.

The second issue binding, in our experience even scarcer than the first. Trimmed to a smaller format than the first issue.

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[FORD earlier] HUEFFER (Ford Madox). The panel. A sheer comedy. Constable and Co. Limited, 1912. Brown linen grain cloth, ruled and lettered white on front cover, ruled white, lettered gilt, on spine. White enamel on spine a trifle chipped and rubbed; otherwise a nice copy of one of the scarcer Ford novels.

The first binding, which was abandoned due to the delicate nature of the white enamel, and its early tendency to flake. A notoriously difficult book to find in acceptable condition in this first binding.

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[FORD earlier] HUEFFER (Ford Madox). The panel. A sheer comedy. Constable and Co. Limited, 1912. Dark red linen grain cloth, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine. Head and tail of spine a little frayed, and gilt oxydised; cloth a little worn at one corner, and on top edge of front board; half-title, title, and Dedication leaves creased at extreme lower fore-margins, due to an original trimming fault, and with consequent short tear in fore-margin of title leaf; half-title and title very lightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy of one of the scarcer Ford novels.

The second binding.

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[FORD earlier] HUEFFER (Ford Madox). Henry James: A critical study. Martin Secker, Number Five John Street, Adelphi, 1913. Demy 8vo; photogravure portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; navy blue linen, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, in series style; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Edges a little foxed, but a near-fine copy.

The uniform ‘series' of Critical Studies to which this belongs was never given a title as a group.

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[FORD, earlier] HUEFFER (Ford Madox) and HUNT (Violet). The desirable alien At home in Germany. By Violet Hunt. With preface and two Additional chapters by Ford Madox Hueffer. London, Chatto and Windus In St. Martin's Lane, 1913. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; title-page printed in sea-green and black; publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue, undated, but not including this title, at end; lilac rough buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., lower-edges mainly trimmed. Spine somewhat faded; slight discolouration of paste-downs, due apparently to paste action; otherwise a fine copy in slightly creased and frayed dust-wrapper, torn along fold of rear flap: and now preserved in a loose plastic jacket.

Presentation copy to a fellow novelist with Violet Hunt's holograph inscription, dated Sept.22nd 1913 and signed Violet Hueffer, on the front paste-down. Besides the two chapters mentioned on the title-page, Ford contributed a Preface and numerous, often lengthy, footnotes.

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FORD (F.M. [i.e., Ford Madox, earlier, HUEFFER].). The Marsden case: A romance. London: Duckworth & Co, 3, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, [on recto of following leaf:] 1923. Half-title, title, copyright leaf, and dedication leaf precede start of text; integral blank, followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; pp.[viii]+337+[iii]; moss green beaded linen-grain cloth, blocked with publisher's initials device blind on back cover, lettered white, panelled blind, on front cover and spine. Cloth of spine slightly wrinkled, and with barely visible restoration; back end-papers slightly cracked; prelims. a little foxed; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

A beautifully constructed and very well written book that is by turns both moving and very funny. It measures well against almost any novel of its period, and its critical neglect to-day is almost incomprehensible. In the present copy the following typographical errors have been noted (state or issue significance, if any, undertermined): p.19, l.16, ‘2.20' for ‘3.20'; p.35, l.17, the ‘l' in ‘could' is more or less lacking; l.27, ‘i' in ‘trusting' wrong font; p.57, l.10, full stop lacking at end of line; p.154, last line, dropped ‘l' at end of line; p.157, l.9., ‘ut' of ‘but' missing; p.211, l.28, ‘Marden' for ‘Marsden'; p.243, last line, ‘i' lacking at start.

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FORD (Ford Madox [earlier, HUEFFER]). Women & Men. Paris, Three Mountains Press, 1923. Imp.8vo; binder's blank and blank precede half-title; imprint leaf followed by binder's blank at end; old-cream wrappers printed red and black on front wrapper, lettered black up spine, French-folded over thin boards; uncut edges. Wrappers a little marked, and neatly restored with matching paper on verso of folds; two or three leaves with fox-spots on extreme large lower uncut edges; otherwise a fine unopened copy.

One of an edition limited to 300 numbered copies. Printed by William Bird on Rives hand-made paper specially made for the Three Mountains Press, and bearing their water-mark. The second publication of this press.

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FORD (Ford Madox [earlier, HUEFFER]). Joseph Conrad. A Personal remembrance. Duckworth & Co., 1924. Portrait frontispiece, facsimile, and one other plate; vertically ribbed green cloth lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Fine copy.



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FORD (Ford Madox [earlier, HUEFFER]). A mirror to France. Duckworth, 1926. Full colour frontispiece; final blank; vertically ribbed green cloth lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Top-edges lightly foxed; original binding fault causing slight crinkling of cloth on front cover; price cut from spine of dust-wrapper resulting in a slightly faded patch on cloth of spine; otherwise a fine copy in clean but frayed dust-wrapper.

One of two variant bindings, this being probably the earlier..

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FORD (Ford Madox [earlier, HUEFFER]). A mirror to France. Duckworth, 1926. Full colour frontispiece; final blank; slate-green linen-grain cloth, ruled blind on front cover, blocked blind, lettered gilt, on spine. Small damp-splash to back cover affecting only the sheen of the cloth; otherwise an extremely fine copy.

One of two variant bindings, this being probably secondary.

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FORD (Ford Madox [earlier, HUEFFER]). New York is not America. Duckworth, 1927. Vertically-ribbed dark green cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Slight wear to head and tail of spine; paste-downs slightly scuffed where labels have been removed; otherwise a nice copy.

The first binding: dark green cloth lettered in gilt.

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FORD (Ford Madox [earlier, HUEFFER]). The Last post. The Literary Guild of America, New York, 1928. Title-page printed in red and black; final blank; pp.285+[iii]; quarter cream coarse buckram, light brown cloth sides, fawn paper labels printed in brown on spine and front cover; fawn end-papers; t.e. brown, fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Some light marking of buckram, particularly on back cover; light marking of end-papers, and slight marginal embrowning throughout of the poor quality paper used; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued in December 1927, this edition precedes both the English and American trade editions. Also known with the fore-edges rough-trimmed.

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FORD (Ford Madox [earlier, HUEFFER]). The Last post. The Literary Guild of America, New York, 1928. Title-page printed in red and black; final blank; quarter cream coarse buckram, light brown cloth sides, fawn paper labels printed in brown on spine and front cover; fawn end-papers; t.e. brown, fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Slight marking of end-papers, and slight marginal embrowning throughout of the poor quality paper used; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued in December 1927, this edition precedes both the English and American trade editions. Also known with the fore-edges uncut.

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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.

FORD (Ford Madox [earlier, HUEFFER]). A Little Less Than Gods. A Romance. Duckworth, 3, Henrietta Street, 1928. Yellow-green fine linen grain cloth, lettered gilt on spine. A fine copy.



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FORD (Ford Madox [earlier, HUEFFER]). The English novel From the Earliest Days To the Death of Joseph Conrad. Constable & Co, 1930. Integral advertisement leaf at end; mottled light bluish violet buckram, lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Slight fading of covers; first and last few leaves foxed; otherwise a nice copy.



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FORD (Ford Madox [earlier, HUEFFER]). Great trade route. Oxford University Press, New York; Toronto, 1937. Demy 8vo; frontispiece in full colour; numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.[viii]+408; sea-green very fine rough buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Scattered very light foxing; otherwise nice.

Precedes English edition.

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FORD (Ford Madox, LL.D. [earlier, HUEFFER]). Provence: From Minstrels to the Machine. Illustrations by Biala. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1938. Double demy 16mo; advertisement leaf before half-title; full colour frontispiece; vignette on title, and numerous illustrations on text-paper; quarter orange fine-weave cloth, fine-weave blue cloth sides, spine lettered metallic blue; t.e. blue. Front end-paper creased; otherwise a very nice copy in frayed and chipped dust-wrapper, embrowned on back panel.

In this copy the illustration on p.282 is listed as being on p.281.

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FORD (Ford Madox [earlier HUEFFER]). The March of Literature From Confucius' day to our own. The Dial Press, N.Y., 1938. Title-page printed in brown and black; large 16mo; pp.[x]+878; red cloth lettered black and red-through-black on spine; t.e. red. Fine copy in torn and chipped dust-wrapper.

Precedes the first English edition.

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FORD (Ford Madox, D.Litt. [earlier, HUEFFER]). The march of Literature From Confucius to Modern Times. By Ford Madox Ford, D.Litt. George Allen and Unwin Ltd, Museum Street, London, 1939. Demy 8vo; pp.[xiv]+878; pale green cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Virtually fine copy in dusty, rather frayed, and very slightly chipped, dust-wrapper.

First English edition. Published in America in the preceding year. Advance copies appear to have been dated 1938, like the American edition: there are signs in the present copy that the forme may have been unlocked and the date on the verso of the title altered from ‘8' to ‘9' (a full-stop precedes the ‘9' instead of following it, and after the ‘9' there is the trace of a risen space).

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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.

FORESTER (C.S.). Napoleon and His court. With sixteen illustrations. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1924. Demy 8vo; frontispiece and fifteen plates; 8pp. inserted advertisements on text paper at end; green cloth, ruled, lettered, and blocked blind on front cover, gilt on spine. Ink spot on front cover; otherwise a very nice copy.

The author's second book.

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FORESTER (C.S.). Victor Emmanuel II And the union of Italy. With twelve illustrations A map And a genealogical table. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1927. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece, and eleven plates; integral blank, followed by 8pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end, dated ‘932'; light yellow-green cloth, ruled black on front cover and spine, lettered black on spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut; front end-papers printed with map. Some fading of spine; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

As is implied by the catalogue, a later issue; and in the second binding.

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FORESTER (C.S.). Brown On Resolution. John Lane the Bodley Head Limited, 1929. Blank before half-title; fly-title precedes start of text; 8pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+272+[viii]; violet rough cloth ruled and lettered yellow on front cover and spine; t.e. yellow; lower-edges rough trimmed. Some fading and slight marking of covers; front pastedown lightly stained at edges; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.



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FORESTER (C.S.). The voyage of the Annie Marble. With Thirty-nine Illustrations and a Map. London, John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, 1929. Half-tone frontispiece and nineteen plates (most containing two illustrations), and line engraved map, all on art-paper; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[xii]+277+[i (blank)]+[vi]; faintly mottled light red rough buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on spine. Half-title page embrowned; slight foxing of top- and lower- edges and last two leaves of advertisements; otherwise a fine copy.

The second binding, the first being in a more orangey cloth, ruled, and lettered on the spine in brown.

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FORESTER (C.S.). Nelson. John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., 1929. Lge.cr.8vo; frontispiece printed in sepia; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; very dark grey buckram, ruled black, and lettered black on sky blue panels, on spine. Very slight wear to head of spine, and corners; edges, prelims., and last leaves, foxed; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Variant binding, probably secondary.

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FORESTER (C.S.). Death to the French. John Lane the Bodley Head Ltd., 1932. Double cr.16mo; blank before half-title; map on verso of fly-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; buttercup yellow buckram, lettered and with short rule black on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's device black on spine. Nice copy.

Secondary binding.

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FORESTER (C.S.). Marionettes At Home. Michael Joseph Ltd., 1936. Frontispiece and seven plates; glazed bright orange cloth over thin boards, blocked and lettered black on and up spine; deep lemon yellow end-papers. Small faded patch at foot of spine, otherwise a fine copy in chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

First edition probable third issue. The dust-wrapper of this copy having originally been printed with the price on the front flap, this has here been cut away and the words ‘3/6 net. edition' printed on the spine, these being cancelled in turn by a dark blue label lettered in white ‘5/- net'.

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FORESTER (C.S.). The Happy Return. Michael Joseph Ltd., 14, Henrietta Street, W.C.2, 1937. Pp.287+[i (blank)]; green coarse linen blocked with publisher's device, ruled, and lettered silver on spine; yellow end-papers. A few leaves very lightly foxed; but a nice copy.



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FORESTER (C.S.). Flying Colours including A Ship of the Line. Michael Joseph Ltd., 1938. Book Society issue, the copyright notice on verso of title reading "Flying Colours first published October 1938 in conjunction with The Book Society Ltd.". Three integral blanks at end; green coarse buckram, lettered silver on spine and front cover, ruled, and blocked with publisher's device, silver, on spine; yellow end-papers. Small blind ownership stamp on front end-paper; light foxing of edges; otherwise an extremely fine copy in dust-wrapper, slightly scuffed on front panel, and strengthened (unnecessarily) on verso at top and lower edges with brown paper tape.

With the Book Society bookplate tipped onto front free end-paper, dated ‘7th November, 1938', and signed by Forester. This was Forester's only public signing. The dust-wrapper differs from that of the trade edition. Precedes the trade edition of Flying Colours by one day.

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FORESTER (C.S.). Flying Colours. Michael Joseph Ltd., 26, Bloomsbury Street, 1938. Two integral advertisement leaves at end; red coarse fine buckram, blocked with publisher's device, ruled, and lettered silver on spine; pale lemon end-papers. Very slight wear to head and tail of spine; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and chipped dust-wrapper by Rowland Hilder.

Colonial copy, bearing the rubber stamp of the Indian distributors, A.H. Wheeler Co, together with the Indian price, the date (‘11.38'), and other details, on the front end-paper.

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FORESTER (C.S.). The Earthly Paradise. Michael Joseph Ltd., 26, Bloomsbury Street, London, W.C.1, July 1942. Pp.207+[i (blank)]; cerise cloth lettered and down-lettered, and blocked with publisher's device, silver, on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper with one minute chip.

The second edition. According to the printing history on the verso of the title-page: ‘First published September 1940 / Type destroyed by enemy action April 1941 / Re-set for cheap edition July 1942.'

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FORESTER (C.S.). The Commodore. Michael Joseph Ltd., 26, Bloomsbury St., 1945. Light brown fine linen effect cloth, blocked and lettered silver on spine. A nice copy in a somewhat rubbed and frayed dust-wrapper.

The first issue binding, in very thin, hard, boards; the dust-wrapper is of the variant with the spine printed wholly in black and yellow.

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FORESTER (C.S.). The Commodore. Michael Joseph Ltd., 26, Bloomsbury St., 1945. Light brown fine linen effect cloth, blocked and lettered silver on spine. A very nice copy in a frayed and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.

The first issue binding, in very thin, hard, boards; the dust-wrapper is of the variant with the spine printed in black, orange, and yellow.

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