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.

FORESTER (C.S.). The Commodore. Michael Joseph Ltd., 26, Bloomsbury St., 1945. Light brown fine linen effect cloth, blocked and lettered silver on spine. Some fading of cloth; small nick in fore-margins of seven leaves; otherwise a very nice copy.

The first issue binding: in very thin, hard, boards.

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FORESTER (C.S.). The Commodore. Price Rs. 5-8. Michael Joseph Ltd, London; Thacker & Co., Ltd., Bombay, 1946. Lge.f'cap 8vo; quarter dark red cloth, orange boards, the front board printed in colours, paper spine label printed in black. Slight general wear to covers; otherwise a nice copy.



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FORESTER (C.S.). Lord Hornblower. Michael Joseph Ltd., 26, Bloomsbury St., 1946. Double cr.16mo; rich brown cloth, blocked and lettered silver down spine. Very slight fading of spine; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.



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FORESTER (C.S.). Lord Hornblower. Michael Joseph Ltd., 26, Bloomsbury St., 1946. Double cr.16mo; rich brown cloth, blocked and lettered silver down spine. Very nice copy.



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FORESTER (C.S.). The Sky And The Forest. Michael Joseph, 1948. Double cr.16mo; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; brown Sundour cloth, blocked and lettered silver on spine; t.e. light brown. Very nice copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The lettering on the spine of the dust-wrapper is printed wholly in yellow, and the ‘S' in ‘FOREST' is undamaged. We believe this to be the first issue. The text is in the first state with the full stop present at the end of the last line on p.210; in the second state it is lacking.

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FORESTER (C.S.). The Sky And The Forest. Michael Joseph Ltd. & The Book Society Ltd., September 1948. Double cr.16mo; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; deep red fine weave cloth, blocked and lettered silver on spine; t.e. deep red. Virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The lettering on the spine of the dust-wrapper is printed in orange-red and yellow, and the ‘S' in ‘FOREST' has the upper serif badly splayed, so as to close the loop. We believe this to be the third issue. The text is in the second state, with the full stop lacking at the end of the last line on p.210.

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FORESTER (C.S.). Randall And the River of Time. Michael Joseph, 1951. Double cr.16mo; cancel title-page; black cloth, ruled, blocked with publisher's device, and lettered silver on spine; light buff end-papers. Nice copy in frayed and torn dust-wrapper.

The first issued state, less common by far than the second.

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FORESTER (C.S.). Randall And the River of Time. London, Michael Joseph, February 1951. Double cr.16mo; pp.320; black cloth lettered, ruled, and blocked with publisher's device, silver, on spine. Fine copy in minutely frayed and chipped dust-wrapper.

Second impression, published one month after the first.

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FORESTER (C.S.). Horatio Hornblower. An omnibus volume Comprising The Commodore & Lord Hornblower. Michael Joseph, 1952. Double post 16mo; advertisement leaf precedes title-page; half-title not called for; navy blue slightly rough buckram, blocked with publisher's device, and lettered silver on spine. Fine in slightly chipped, and torn, dust-wrapper.

First combined edition.

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FORESTER (C.S.). Hornblower And the Atropos. Michael Joseph, 1953. Double cr.16mo; final blank; teak brown cloth, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device gilt on spine. Gilt dull on spine; otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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FORESTER (C.S.). Cadet edition: volume one. Hornblower Goes to sea. Selected by G.P. Griggs. Illustrations by Geoffrey Whittam. Michael Joseph, 1954. Double cr.16mo; frontispiece printed in yellow, black, and green; vignette on title-page, and numerous illustrations on text-paper; blue boards, panelled scarlet, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

The first volume of the Cadet Edition, this volume being selected and conflated from ‘Mr. Midshipman Hornblower' & ‘Lieutenant Hornblower'.

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FORESTER (C.S.). The Nightmare. Michael Joseph, 1954. Double cr.16mo; pale greenish blue boards, blocked and lettered black on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on spine. Near-fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Remainder issue, bound up for sale by Boots.

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FORESTER (C.S.). The Adventures Of John Wetherell. Edited & with an Introduction by C.S. Forester. Michael Joseph, 1954. Double demy 16mo; illustrated title-page; vignette repeated on half- and fly- titles and at head of list of Illustrations; seven plates; deep pink cloth, blocked gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with illustrations in maroon. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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FORESTER (C.S.). The Barbary Pirates. Illustrated by Charles J. Mazoujian. Landmark Bookd, Macdonald: London, 1953. Extra double cr.16mo; numerous illustrations in text (some full-page) printed in green and black; advertisement leaf at end (blank on verso); pp.[iv]+185+[i (blank)]+[ii]; bright light pink fine rough buckram, blocked blue and yellow, lettered blue, on front cover and spine; t.e. yellow; white end-papers printed with emblematic map in tan, clear glaze, and dark brown. Light foxing of edges; otherwise a virtually fine copy in rather frayed dust-wrapper with several small chips about the edges, preserved in a loose paper-backed clear plastic chemise.

First English edition. Issued as number 6 of the Landmark Books. In our experience, a scarce title in any state.

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FORESTER (C.S.). Hornblower In the West Indies. Michael Joseph, 1958. Double cr.16mo; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; navy blue boards, lettered, ruled, and blocked with publisher's device gilt on spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper with small ink-blot obliterating old ink price on front panel.



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FORESTER (C.S.). The Young Hornblower. Comprising, Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, Lieutenant Hornblower, Hornblower and the ‘Atropos'. London, Michael Joseph, 1964. Double demy 16mo; final blank; pp.597+[iii]; dull blue cloth-textured boards, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Very slight foxing of edges, but a nice copy in dust-wrapper.

The first collective edition of titles published originally in 1950, 1952, and 1953.

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FORESTER (C.S.). The Hornblower Companion. With Maps and Drawings by Samuel H. Bryant. Michael Joseph, 1964. Lge.double cr.8vo; blank before half-title; vignette on title and numerous maps and illustrations on text-paper; blank at end; scarlet cloth, blocked pictorially gilt on black buckram inlaid panel on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt down spine; pale grey end-papers flecked with darker grey. Extensive light damp-mottling of sides; otherwise a fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Literary autobiography, etc. A scarce title.

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FORESTER (C.S.). Gold from Crete. Short stories. Michael Joseph, 1971. Double cr.16mo; final blank; light sky blue boards, lettered, ruled, and blocked with publisher's device, gilt, on spine. Small bruise at head of spine; otherwise a fine copy in the dust-wrapper.

A difficult late title. In this copy the dust-wrapper bears the price both as £1.75 net and as 35s.

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FORMAN (Justus Miles). The garden of Lies: A Romance. By Justus Miles Forman Author of "Journey's End," "Monsigny," etc. Sixteen Illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen. London, Ward Lock & Co Limited, 1904. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard and fifteen plates; two leaves integral advertisements at end; pp.316+[iv]; black buckram, blocked blind and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, with full-colour lithographic onlay on front cover recessed in blind-pressed panel. Slight pressure-creasing to front pastedown, apparently a production fault caused by the heavy blocking; otherwise a very nice copy, in effect fine.

There is no list of illustrations but they are marked for pp.31, 48, 62, 81, 95, 126, 131, 153, 177, 210, 222, 234, 253, 278, and 312, those with odd numbers being tipped-in at the preceding opening.

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FORSTER (E.M.). Where Angels Fear to Tread. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1905. Pp.[iv]+[320 (last page blank)]; light and dark horizontally streaked sea-green net grain cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated cerise. Neat restoration to cloth of back joint; gilt slightly dull; slight cracking of end-papers; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Third issue, bound up without the inserted publisher's advertisements present in the first two, and with the small label of the Times Book Club on the back paste-down. The author's scarce first book. Kirkpatrick, A1a

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FORSTER (E.M.). The Longest Journey. By E.M. Forster, Author of ‘Where Angels fear to Tread'. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1907. All Rights reserved. Sage green fine buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Barely visible tissued strengthening to back end-papers at gutter; end-papers, first few leaves, and edges lightly foxed, and a little scattered light foxing elsewhere, more or less confined to margins; otherwise a very nice, bright, copy. Scarce.

The author's second book. Kirkpatrick, A2a; Connolly, Modern Movement, 19. In this copy the following errata and typographical flaws have been noted (state or issue significance, if any, undertermined): p.73, l.13, ‘a' lacking before ‘Cambridge'; p.196, ll.4 & 5, risen space before ‘been' and ‘improved'; p.292, l.6, ‘she' for ‘he'; p.329, ll.24/25, risen space between lines at start; p.348, l.10, risen space after ‘cut-glass'.

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FORSTER (E.M.). A room with a view. Edward Arnold, 1908. 8pp. integral advertisements at end; vertically fine-ribbed cerise cloth lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine lettering rubbed; final leaf of advertisements excised; back paste-down a trifle marked and scuffed; slight, faint, creasing of prelims. at fore-margins; otherwise a nice copy.

Kirkpatrick, A3a

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FORSTER (E.M.). Howards end. London, Edward Arnold, 1910. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; vertically ribbed cerise cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. Gilt on spine very faded, cloth of spine slightly so; scattered light foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Kirkpatrick, A4a. The first issue.

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FORSTER (E.M.). The Celestial Omnibus And other stories. Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd. Adam Street, Adelphi, W.C. 1911. Sq.cr.8vo; 4pp. integral advertise- ments at end (the first bearing only the publisher's monogram device); grey-fawn cloth blocked and lett- ered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover; t.e.g.; light grey end-papers printed pictorially dark grey. Slight fading of spine and slight mottling of back cover; otherwise a very nice copy.

Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page: "E.M.F. to A.H. 12/5/11", the title-page bearing the additional inscription, also in Forster's holograph: "With the author's compliments". Below Forster's inscription on the half-title page the recipient has added his name by rubber stamp. Kirkpatrick A5. One of 1,000 copies.

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FORSTER (E.M.). The story of The siren. Printed by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, Paradise Road, Richmond, [Surrey,] 1920. One gathering, med.8vo, wire stabbed; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; advertisement leaf at end; large blue and white marbled paper self-wrappers over text-paper wrappers, white paper label printed in black on front cover of self-wrapper; issued without end-papers. Self-wrappers a little frayed and faded; otherwise in general nice.

Kirkpatrick, A6; Woolmer, 9: the label is in the third of the three states that he records. The type was set by hand, by Virginia Woolf.

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FORSTER (E.M.). Alexandria: A history and a guide. Alexandria: Whitehead Morris Limited, 1922. Frontispiece and nineteen maps and plans (two folding); light brown boards ruled and lettered on spine, lettered on front cover, in dark brown. Slight wear to spine, and sides a little dust-marked; otherwise a fine copy.

A binding variant, conceivably a trial binding produced before the large map of Alexandria intended to be housed in a pocket inside the back cover had been prepared. Neither map nor pocket for it are present here, though it is called for in the list of maps and plans. Kirkpatrick A8 states that the lettering on the front cover and spine are in light navy blue, and she records no variants. The present binding, therefore, whilst certainly original, is, at the same time, wholly anomalous. According to Kirkpatrick, a very large proportion of this first edition was destroyed by fire, which seems to preclude the possibility of the present copy being a later issue. Because of this fire, the book is scarce.

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FORSTER (E.M.). Pharos and Pharillon. Printed and published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press Hogarth House Paradise Road Richmond Surrey, 1923. Demy 8vo, gathered in half sheets; advertisement on verso of front and recto of back end-papers; half-title not called for; quarter blue buckram, paper spine label, horizontally blue-patterned boards. Virtually a fine copy. Very scarce thus.

Kirkpatrick, A9a; Woolmer 29. One of 900 copies. One of only thirty-five titles hand-printed by the Woolfs. This copy is from the library of David Garnett, and bears his engraved bookplate on the front paste-down. A pleasant association with another of the central members of the Bloomsbury circle.

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FORSTER (E.M.). Pharos and Pharillon. Printed and published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press Hogarth House Paradise Road Richmond Surrey, 1923. Demy 8vo, gathered in half sheets; advertisement on verso of front and recto of back end-papers; half-title not called for; quarter blue buckram, paper spine label, horizontally blue-patterned boards. Spine slightly faded, and label chipped; boards worn slightly at corners, browned at edges, and a little rubbed; fine internally.

Kirkpatrick, A9a; Woolmer 29. One of 900 copies. One of only thirty-five titles hand-printed by the Woolfs.

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[FORSTER (E.M.).]. Original letters From India (1779-1815) [by] Mrs. Eliza Fay With introductory and terminal notes By E.M. Forster. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1925. Med.8vo; one plate; green horizontally grained rough cloth, blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt on spine. Spine brightened, and sides patchily discoloured; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and minutely chipped dust-wrapper. Scarce.

Kirkpatrick, B3a; Woolmer, 60. The cloth of this volume is very photosensitive. Forster's introduction and notes occupy some thirty-one pages.

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FORSTER (E.M.). Aspects of the novel. New York, Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1927. Three blanks at end; dark reddish brown buckram, embossed with publisher's monogram device blind on blind panel on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. brown, fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Cloth of spine slightly faded, and gilt oxydised on spine; prelims. foxed, and a little scatered foxing elsewhere; otherwise a very nice copy.

First American edition. Published in England the same year, with a different setting of the text.

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FORSTER (E.M.). The Eternal Moment And other stories. Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., Museum Street, London, W.C. 1928. Sq.cr.8vo; dark red linen, flat spine, ruled and lettered black on front cover and spine. Neat ownership inscription on upper margin of half-title page; otherwise virtually a fine copy.

Kirkpatrick, A13a. The second binding. Includes Forster's long SF story ‘The Machine Stops'.

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FORSTER (E.M.). Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson. Edward Arnold & Co., 1934. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; portrait frontispiece and seven plates printed in sepia; blue buckram lettered gilt on spine; t.e. blue, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Faint mark on front cover; otherwise fine.

Complete with the publisher's 4pp. f'cap 8vo advertisement for ‘The Kingfisher Library' loosely laid in as issued.

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[FORSTER (E.M.).]. The banned books Of England By Alec Craig With a Foreword By E.M. Forster. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1937. Blank before half-title; pp.[208]; blue-grey cloth lettered gilt on spine. Spine faded and boards slightly damp-marked at edges; end-papers a little foxed; otherwise very nice.

In this copy, Henry Miller's name is mis-spelled wherever it appears.

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FORSTER (E.M.). Virginia Woolf By E.M. Forster. The Rede lecture, 1941. Cambridge At the University Press, 1942. Cr.8vo, printed in half-sheets; blank at front and back; half-title not called for; greyish cream self-wrappers, printed on front in purple, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, folded at fore-edges over outer blanks; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Kirkpatrick, A24a

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[FORSTER (E.M.).]. Tolstoy's War and Peace. The British Broadcasting Corporation, Wembley, Middx., N.D. [1942]. 8pp. plates, one illustration in the text; wire-stitched; cream wrappers printed in black. Wrappers slightly marked, but a nice copy.

Includes an Introduction by Forster.

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FORSTER (E.M.). Two cheers For Democracy. Edward Arnold & Co., 1951. Blue buckram lettered gilt on spine; t.e. red. Covers very slightly marked; red of top-edges patchily damp-faded; very slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy.



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FORSTER (E.M.). Battersea Rise. Harcourt, Brace and Company, N.Y., 1955. Cr.8vo, printed in half-sheets; one plate; white boards printed with over all pattern in green and yellow; white label printed in grey on front cover. Very slight darkening of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

Privately printed for the friends of the author and his publishers as a New Year's greeting.

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FORSTER (E.M.). Marianne Thornton 1797-1887. A Domestic Biography. Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd., 1956. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece, and fifteen plates; final blank; blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine. Fine in minutely chipped dust-wrapper.



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[FORSTER (E.M.).]. Two Stories and A Memory [by] Giuseppe Di Lampedusa Translated from the Italian by Archibald Colquhoun With an Introduction by E.M. Forster, C.H. Collins and Harvill Press, 1962. Lge. post 8vo; six double-sided plates; two tone bright blue cloth lettered copper down spine. Small rust mark on front end-papers, otherwise near-fine in slightly torn dust-wrapper strengthened on back.



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[FORSTER (E.M.).]. Edward Morgan Forster O.M., C.H., Hon.Litt.D 1869-1970 Honarary fellow Sometime supernumerary Fellow. A Memoir prepared by direction of the Council of King's College, Cambridge By Patrick Wilkinson. Privately Printed for King's College, Cambridge, 1970. One gathering, 16mo; portrait frontispiece and three plates; final blank; pink wrappers, printed black on front. Fine.



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FORSTER (E.M.). Maurice. A novel. Edward Arnold, 1971. Double demy 16mo; final blank; black cloth, lettered gilt down spine; t.e. deep pink. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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FORSTER (E.M.). The Life to Come And other stories. Edward Arnold, 1972. Double demy 16mo; final blank; black cloth lettered gilt down spine; t.e. tangerine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Issued upon first publication as Volume 8 of ‘The Abinger Edition'.

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FORSTER (Margaret). Fenella Phizackerley. Secker & Warburg, 1970. Double cr.16mo; light blue boards, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly embrowned dust-wrapper, badly torn, and repaired with ghost-tape on verso.



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FORSTER (Margaret). Mother Can You Hear Me? Secker & Warburg, 1979. Double demy 16mo; two blanks at front, four at back, the outermost serving as end-papers; blue boards, lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy in slightly nicked dust-wrapper.



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FORSYTH (Frederick). The Shepherd. Illustrated by Chris Foss. Hutchinson of London, 1975. Frontispiece (on verso of half-title) and 8pp. illustrations on text paper; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; light plum boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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FOWLER (Ellen Thorneycroft (Mrs. Alfred Laurence Felkin).). Place and power. London, Hutchinson & Co, 34, Paternoster Row 1903. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title pp.352; purple buckram, blocked and lettered gilt, lettered purple outlined gilt, and purple through gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Slight dulling of cloth of spine, and very light foxing of edges; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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FOWLER (Ellen Thorneycroft (Mrs. A.L. Felkin)) and FELKIN (Alfred Laurence). Kate of Kate Hall. By Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler (Mrs. A.L. Felkin) And Alfred Laurence Felkin. Hutchinson & Co., Paternoster Row, London, 1904. Pp.viii+352; salmon red cloth, ruled blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Some marking of covers; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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FOWLER (Ellen Thorneycroft (Mrs. Alfred Laurence Felkin).). In subjection. London: Hutchinson & Co., Paternoster Row, 1906. 12pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.371+[i (blank)]+[12]; grey-green buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Spine and edges of covers faded, and cloth a little mottled; slight cracking of end-papers; inscription dated ‘Xmas 1906' on front end-paper; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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FOWLES (John). The Magus. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, 1966. Lge. double cr.16mo; final blank; pp.[xii]+617+[iii]; quarter magenta cloth textured boards, black and white mixed-weave effect board sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. dull purple. Fine copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper.



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FOWLES (John). Daniel Martin. Jonathan Cape, 1977. Double cr.16mo; brown boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine; grey end-papers; t.e. grey. Slight bruising of corners; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Loosely laid in is a slip of card bearing a signed holograph note from the author of some forty words, referring to his unpublished translations of four plays.

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FOWLES (John). Islands. Photographs by Fay Godwin. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, 1978. Sq.med.8vo; illustration on title-page, and numerous other illustrations on text-paper; pp.[iv]+108; brown boards, flat spine, blocked with publisher's monogram device, and lettered gilt down spine; light grey end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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FOWLES (John) & BRUKOFF (Barry). The enigma of Stonehenge. Jonathan Cape, 1980. Landscape 8vo; pp.[128]; double spread title-page illustrated in half-tone, partly on verso of half-title; numerous illustrations, in half-tone, line, or full-colour, all on text-paper and included in the pagination; patterned fine bead grain dark brown boards, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered gilt down spine; buff end-papers. Fine copy in very slightly nicked dust-wrapper.



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FOWLES (John). [Cover title:] A Brief History Of Lyme. Published by the Friends of the Museum, Lyme Regis, 1981. A5 format, 12pp., wire-stitched as a single gathering into white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; prelims. not called for; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Nice copy.

One of an apparently small number of copies not signed by Fowles!

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[FOWLES (John).]. The Royal Game & Other Stories. [By] Stefan Zweig. With an introduction by John Fowles. Translated from the German by Jill Sutcliffe. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, 1981. Double demy 16mo; two blanks at end; cerise boards, blocked with publisher's monogram device, ruled, and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Fowles' Introduction occupies pp.vii-xviii.

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[FOWLES (John).]. The Floating Brothel. The extraordinary true story of an Eighteenth-century ship and its cargo Of female convicts. [By] Siân Rees. Headline, 2001. Lge.12mo, perfect bound; four double-sided half-tone plates on supercalendared paper; pp.[viii]+248; cerise cloth-textured boards, downlettered, lettered, and with publisher's initial device, gilt on spine; cream end-papers printed with half-tone illustration in dark brown. Ink and pencil scoring on about twenty-five pages, and pencilled comment on front end-paper (v. note); otherwise a fine copy.

From the library of John Fowles, with his emblematic bookplate tipped onto the half-title page. The scoring and note are his.

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FRANCE (Anatole). Crainquebille, Putois, Riquet, et Plusieurs Autres Recits Profitables. Paris, Calmann-Levy, Editeurs, 3, rue auber, 3, 1904. Table and imprint leaves at end; contemporary cloth, leather label; t.e.g. Nice copy.

The first edition thus. Crainquebille was originally published by itself in 1901. Talvart & Place, 47c.

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FRANCE (Anatole). Sur la pierre blanche. Paris, Calmann-Levy, Editeurs, 3, rue auber, 3, N.D. [1905]. Table leaf at end; contemporary half parchment, red leather label, marbled boards. Inscription on front end-paper, otherwise a very nice copy.

Though issued in 1905, the printer's imprint on this copy bears the date 11-03, as called for. Talvart & Place, 6:150.

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FRANCE (Anatole). [Cover title:] Thais (Fragment) Avec une preface inedite. [On limitation leaf:] 1er Decembre 1924. [No place, no publisher]. F'cap 4to, 47 loose single leaves of cream paper printed on one side only with a photogravure facsimile of the ms., and one leaf giving details relating to the ms. in similar facsimile of the editor's holograph, enclosed in loose text-paper wrappers, printed black on front wrapper in facsimile of the editor's holograph. Two or three small nicks in wrappers at spine; otherwise a fine copy in original slightly frayed wax-paper dust-wrapper, and grey board slip-case, the latter slightly chipped at one corner.

One of an edition limited to 142 copies, numbered and signed by the editor, Eduard Champioz.

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FRANCE (Anatole). Pierre Noziere. Paris, Calmann-Levy, Editeurs, 1927. Two blanks at end; cream wrappers printed in black and red. Fine copy in chipped and frayed tissue dust-wrapper.

Edition limited to 2,300 copies ‘sur papier velin du Marais tous numerotes' this copy being in fact unnumbered, but ‘imprime specialement pour Anatole France'. Sir J.G. Frazer's copy, presented to him by Mme. Noemi Renan, and so inscribed on the front end-paper. First published in 1899.

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FRASER (George MacDonald). Flashman: From The Flashman Papers 1839-1842. Edited and Arranged by George Macdonald Fraser. Herbert Jenkins, 1969. Double lge.post 16mo; pp.256; scarlet boards lettered silver down spine; end-papers printed with map in brown. Very slight foxing of edges; name on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in nicked dust-wrapper.

The first ‘Flashman' book.

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FRASER (George MacDonald). Tai-pan. A Final Draft Screenplay. Second Draft . . . 6th Revision - June, 1980. Photocopy of typescript, 153 leaves demy 4to, printed on rectos only; metal bound into yellow card wrapper, unlettered. Nice.

Unpublished, and apparently unused. The title-page bears a ms. note in ball-point: "Submitted by Maude Spector for John Gielgud - turned down by JG Dec 1/80".

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FRASER (George MacDonald). Flashman And the redskins: From The Flashman Papers, 1849-50 and 1875-76 Edited and Arranged by George MacDonald Fraser. Collins, 1982. Lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; scarlet boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with maps in black. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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FRAYN (Michael). The book of Fub. Collins, 1963. Crimson boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly scuffed dust-wrapper.

The author's second book.

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FRAYN (Michael). On the outskirts. Collins, 1964. Yellow-green and dark blue mixed weave effect boards, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper with one short tear mended with tissue on verso.



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FRAYN (Michael). The Russian Interpreter. Collins, 1966. Final blank; yellow-green and white mixed-weave effect boards, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. A very little light foxing; otherwise a nice copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Frayn's second novel.

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FRY (Roger). Architectural heresies Of a painter: A lecture delivered at the Royal Institute Of British Architects, May 20th, 1921. Chatto & Windus, 1921. 48pp., cr.8vo format, sewn as a single gathering into grey-fawn wrappers, printed on front wrapper in black; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Edges of wrappers slightly darkened; otherwise a nice copy.



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FRY (Roger). A Sampler of Castile. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf Hogarth Press Richmond 1923. Med.4to; limitation leaf precedes half-title; sixteen collotype plates bound in at end; quarter light grey buckram, lettered lavender up spine, white boards, the front board printed with illustration in black; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Covers a little marked and used; internally in general nice.

Woolmer, 30. One of an edition limited to 550 numbered copies, this being unnumbered.

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FRY (Roger). The artist and Psycho-analysis. Published by Leonard and Virginia Wolf At the Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London, W.C.1, 1924. Demy 8vo format, 24pp., sewn as a single gathering; advertisement leaf (blank on recto) precedes title-page; half-title not called for; blank at end; errata slip tipped on to advertisement leaf; cream card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front cover blue-green; issued without free end-papers. Photosensitive ink altered to purple on front wrapper towards spine; a little very light foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as No.2 of ‘The Hogarth Essays', first series. Woolmer, 45: number of copies printed not recorded, but the Susses ledger shows that 577 had been sold by February, 1926.

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FUENTES (Carlos). The Hydra Head. Translated from the spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. Secker & Warburg, 1979. Double demy 16mo; blank before half-title, blank at end; light maroon boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.

First English edition. Originally published in Spanish in Mexico in 1978.

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FULLER (Roy). Image of a Society. Andre Deutsch, 1956. Double cr.16mo; dark red boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The author's third novel for adults.

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GALLICO (Paul). Trial by Terror. Michael Joseph, 1952. Black buckram lettered red on spine. Very slight damp-spotting of back cover, otherwise a near-fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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GALLICO (Paul). Coronation. Heineman, 1962. Final blank; blue boards blocked and lettered gilt down spine, blocked blind on back cover; pale green end-papers. Nice in slightly torn dust-wrapper.



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GALLON (Tom). The Golden thread: The Story of a Stolen Christmas. Illustrated by Gordon Browne. London, Eveleigh Nash, 1904. Blank before half-title; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and five plates; pp.[viii]+320; bevelled mottled scarlet fine rough buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., lower-edges uncut. Cloth of spine very slightly faded; some scattered light foxing; otherwise a fine copy.

Hubin, p.161, lists this title as of undetermined status. It does not appear to be criminous. There is no list of illustrations, but they are here tipped in to face pp.60, 114, 167, 178, and 300.

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GALSWORTHY (John). The country house. William Heinemann, 1907. Light green rough buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked with manuscript title and underline gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Lacking the half-title and the back free end-paper; edges, prelims. and last leaf foxed; slight general wear to covers; otherwise nice.

Marrot, pp.12-13. One of 1,750 copies.

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GALSWORTHY (John). The Patrician. William Heinemann, 1911. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; light green linen patterned fine rough buckram, blocked with publisher's initials device within square ruled box, all blind, on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy.

Marrot, pp.18-19. In our experience, a difficult title.

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GALSWORTHY (John). [Cover title:] The slaughter of Animals for food. By John Galsworthy, Author of "Strife," "Justice," "The Man of Property," etc. Reprinted by Special Permission of The Author, and of the Editor, of The "Daily Mail." Issued by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals. 105, Jermyn Street, London, S.W. And the Council of Justice To Animals, 12, Old Burlington Street, London, W., N.D. [1913]. Price one penny. Demy 8vo, 28pp. wire-stitched as a single gathering, the outside leaves serving as wrappers; half-title not called for; title printed in red and black; final leaf blank except for printer's imprint of ‘The Leadenhall Press, Ltd. / Garden Row, Southwark, S.E' at foot of recto; pp.[ii]+24+[ii]. Slight marginal foxing to first two leaves; otherwise virtually fine.

Galsworthy's essay occupies pp.2 - 17, p.1 bearing the text of a "Daily Mail" Editorial, and pp.18 - 24 criticisms, etc. The first printing. Marrot, p.112; Young, 1913.1a: the latest book title recorded as printed by The Leadenhall Press Ltd., though the Leadenhall Press imprint appeared on reprints of Jerome K. Jerome titles as late as 1969, and at least one new title has appeared with that imprint as recently as November 2010.

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GALSWORTHY (John). The Dark Flower. William Heinemann, 1913. Short cr.8vo; integral blank and four advertisement leaves precede half-title; integral blank, followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; crimson rough buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device on back cover, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed. Short tear in one fore-margin, not approaching text; otherwise a very nice copy.

Marrot, pp.21-2. The first issue, with the earliest catalogue, the first state of the prelims., with eight leaves, and the original printing of the last gathering.

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GALSWORTHY (John). The little man And Other satires. William Heinemann, 1915. Blank before half-title; title-page printed in red and black; final blank; bevelled blue buckram lettered and blocked gilt on spine and front cover, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover; t.e. dark blue, others uncut. Covers a trifle dull and slightly bruised; otherwise a near fine copy.

Marrot, pp.23-4. One of 2,000 copies.

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GALSWORTHY (John). A sheaf. William Heinemann, 1916. Blank before half-title; title-page printed in red and black; grey boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover, publisher's device blind on back cover; t.e. grey, lower edges rough trimmed. First and last page lightly foxed; otherwise an extremely fine copy.

Marrot, pp.99-100. The first binding. One of about 1,190 copies thus (a further sixty being bound in cloth, apparently for simultaneous issue, for Boots Library).

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GALSWORTHY (John). Five Tales. William Heinemann, 1918. Final leaf integral advertisements; dark green buckram, blocked and lettered blind on front cover, gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover; t.e. dark green, other edges uncut. Slight wear to covers, otherwise in general nice.

Marrot, pp.26-7. One of 5,000 copies. One of the tales is part of The Forsyte Saga.

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GALSWORTHY (John). Awakening. Illustrated by R.H. Sauter. William Heinemann, N.D. [1920]. Imp.8vo; coloured frontispiece with tissue guard; printed throughout in green and black; brown boards ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; white end-papers printed in green. Gilt oxydised on spine, otherwise a near fine copy in very slightly rubbed dust-wrapper.

A delightful children's book - and the penultimate volume of ‘The Forsyte Saga'. Marrot, pp.32-3. One of about 4,000 copies of an original printing of 7,500. 3,500 sets ofillustrations having been destroyed in a fire prior to binding.

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GALSWORTHY (John). To Let. 1921, William Heinemann. Post 8vo; light green rough buckram, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Poor quality paper lightly embrowned throughout, as usual with this volume; otherwise a nice copy.

The final volume of ‘The Forsyte Saga'. Marrot, p.33

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GALSWORTHY (John). Castles in Spain & Other screeds. William Heinemann, Ltd, 1927. F'cap 8vo; imprint leaf at end; brown buckram blocked gilt on front cover, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered and blocked gilt on spine within gilt outlined box; t.e. brown. Lower corners bruised; one or two fox-spots; otherwise a nice copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

A volume of essays, in the first of which, written in 1920, Galsworthy envisages future atomic warfare; other essays on Conrad, W.H. Hudson, International Thought, etc. Marrot, pp.102-3

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GALSWORTHY (John). Castles in Spain & Other screeds. William Heinemann, Ltd, 1927. F'cap 8vo; imprint leaf at end; brown buckram blocked gilt on front cover, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered and blocked gilt on spine within gilt outlined box; t.e. brown. Slight foxing of edges; ink scoring on two or three leaves; otherwise a fine copy.

A volume of essays, in the first of which, written in 1920, Galsworthy envisages future atomic warfare; other essays on Conrad, W.H. Hudson, International Thought, etc. Marrot, pp.102-3

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GALSWORTHY (John). Soames And the flag. William Heinemann Ltd, 1930. Med.8vo, in half-sheets; limitation page printed in grey-green, title-page in grey-greeen and black; publisher's full pigskin, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight warping of boards, but a nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 1,025 numbered copies printed on hand-made paper, this copy being signed by the author.

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GALSWORTHY (John). The creation of Character in Literature. The Romanes Lecture Delivered in the Sheldonian Theatre 21 May 1931. Oxford At the Clarendon Press, 1931. Half-title not called for; light brown wrappers printed green on front wrapper. Fine copy.



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GALT (John). The last Of the lairds Or The Life and Opinions of Malachi Mailings Esq. of Auldbiggings. Edited from the original manuscript By Ian A Gordon. 1976, Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh & London. Double demy 16mo; three blanks before half-title, two at end, the outermost serving as pastedowns; pp.[VI]+xx+170+[IV]; black cloth textured boards, lettered gilt on and down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The first appearance of Galt's text, the original edition of 1826 (which was followed by all subsequent printings) having been heavily revised and expurgated and extensively re-written by D.M. Moir before publication (Galt being at that time in Canada, and the publisher, Blackwood, thinking it too outrageous to be printed!). Several thousand unauthorised alterations were made to the text by Moir, including the entire replacement of four important chapters - the climactic Chapter 32, and the final three - entirely changing the character of the novel, which was virtually disowned by Galt in consequence.

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GARNER (Alan). Tom Fobble's Day. Etchings by Michael Foreman. Collins, 1977. Lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; eight striking full-page illustrations on text-paper; blue boards, lettered silver down spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper designed by Foreman.

Printed on white laid paper.

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GARNER (Alan). Granny Reardun. Etchings by Michael Foreman. Collins, 1977. Lge.post 8vo; ten striking full-page illustrations on text-paper; three blanks at end, the last two serving as end-papers; scarlet boards, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper designed by Foreman.

Second issue, with publisher's sticker on the front flap of the dust-wrapper increasing the price to £4.50. Printed on cream laid paper.

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GARNETT (David). No love. Chatto & Windus, 1929. Limitation leaf follows half-title; woodcut vignette on title-page; bevelled lemon coarse buckram, spine blocked and lettered gilt; t.e.g., others uncut. Spine slightly faded, and covers generally a little marked; otherwise a nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 160 numbered copies signed by the author. Printed upon large French hand-made paper.

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GARNETT (David). A terrible day. By David Garnett with A Frontispiece by Duncan Grant and a Foreword By H.E. Bates Being No.9 of the Furnival Books. William Jackson (Books) Ltd, 18 Tooks Court, Chancery Lane, 1932. Roy.8vo; 40pp.; limitation leaf precedes half-title; portrait frontispiece; publisher's note slip tipped on to title-page; imprint leaf at end; cream coarse buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Spine and edges of back cover embrowned; otherwise very nice.

One of an edition limited to 550 copies printed at the Chiswick Press and numbered and signed by the author. Bates's Foreword occupies pp.7-10. The slip tipped on to the title-page records the fact that "The Furnival Books are now published by Joiner & Steele, Ltd., 18 Tooks Court . . . . The name ‘William Jackson (Books) Ltd.' has been retained on the title-page in order that the set of twelve books may be typographically uniform."

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GARNETT (David). Aspects Of love. 1955, Chatto & Windus, London. Pp.176; green beaded fine linen-grain boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Gilt slightly dull; otherwise a nice copy in frayed and chipped dust-wrapper.

Garnett's first novel since 1935.

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GARNETT (Edward). Friday nights: Literary criticisms and appreciations (First series). Jonathan Cape Eleven Gower Street, 1922. Quarter buff coarse buckram, brown mottled boards, cream spine label printed in red and black; fore-edges uncut. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Essays on Conrad, Lawrence, C.M. Doughty, W.H. Hudson, Nietzsche, Tchehov, Ibsen, Ostrovsky, Richard Jefferies, Sarah Orne Jewett, Stephen Crane, Robert Frost, etc.

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

GARVICE (Charles). Queen Kate: A present-day romance. Hodder and Stoughton, London 1909. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp/[iv]+456+[iv]; scarlet buckram, glazed white paper onlay printed in full colour laid into recessed panel on front cover, spine blocked black, lettered gilt and black; lower-edges uncut. Very slight fading of sides, but a near-fine copy.

Garvice was hailed in contemporary reviews as the successor to Mrs. Henry Wood.

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GASKELL (Jane). Attic summer. A novel. Hodder and Stoughton, 1963. Final page advertisement; light green boards, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Crease in paper of boards at tail of spine due to an original binding fault; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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GENET (Jean). Les negres, Clownerie. L'Arbalete, Marc Barbezat, Decines, Isere, 1958. Two blanks before half-title, imprint leaf followed by two blanks at end; self-wrappers, with tissue dust-wrapper; a.e. uncut. Extremely fine unopened copy.

One of 3,000 numbered copies "sur lana in-seize Jesus filligrane l'arbalete".

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GENET (Jean). L'atelier D'Alberto Giacometti; Les bonnes Suivi d'une lettre; L'enfant criminel; Le funambule. L'Arbalete, Marc Barbezat, Decines, (Isere), 1958. Blank before half-title, imprint leaf followed by blank at end; self-wrappers; a.e. uncut. Slight dusting of covers, otherwise a fine unopened copy.

One of an edition limited to 3,000 copies, this copy being unnumbered.

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GENET (Jean). Le balcon. Marc Barbezat, Editeur, Decines (Isere), 1960. Blank before half-title, imprint leaf at end; wrappers; a.e. uncut. Slight darkening of spine, otherwise a fine copy.

Second edition, revised (en 9 tableau). The edition originale (en 15 tableaux) was published in 1956. With a signed holograph inscription by the author on the half-title page.

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GENET (Jean). Les paravents. Marc Barbezat, [Decines, Isere, 1961]. Blank before half-title, imprint leaf followed by blank at end; self-wrappers, with tissue dust-wrapper; a.e. uncut. Fine unopened copy in very slihtly frayed and darkened tissue dust-wrapper.

One of only 150 numbered copies "sur lana filigrane l'arbalete".

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