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.

GERARD (Dorothea). Sawdust. London, William Heinemann, 1902. Half-title and conjugate title leaves probably cancels; integral blank followed by two leaves inserted advertisements on thinner paper at end; pp.[iv]+361+[iii]; scarlet pebble-grain cloth blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, black, on back cover, ruled blind on sides, black on spine, lettered black on front cover and spine. Slight dusting of covers; otherwise a fine copy.

First edition, colonial issue - or: first colonial edition. Wolff, 2469 records the English issue (or edition) as identical to this except for the binding and the prelims. The title-page of the Wolff copy was dated 1901, and is described by him as a single inset, which is odd since the six leaves of the last gathering leave room for a half-title and title as part of the same sheet. Also Heinemann books were rarely, if ever, issued without a half-title. This leads us to suspect either that the Wolff copy was lacking a leaf or that the Colonial edition was printed first - as was in fact often the case to allow time for world-wide distribution - an English title-page being supplied as a cancel for the English issue. The book was published in England in May 1901; the Colonial Edition may well have been issued some time in the same year, but dated ahead, as was common practice throughout the Victorian period. Not in Sadleir, who seems not to have discovered the Gerards, though they would well have been worthy of a place in his catalogue. V. Wolff, Vol.I, p.xv, for further information about the Gerards and their novels, where he comments of the latter: "They are hard to find." Confidently written and very readable, like all of Dorothea Gerard's books, this story was first published serially in the weekly edition of "The Times".

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GERHARDI (William). Anton Chehov: A Critical Study. Richard Cobden-Sanderson, 17 Thavies Inn, 1923. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.192; mottled rough effect smooth buckram, lettered black on spine. Near fine copy.



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GERHARDI (William). Jazz and Jasper: The Story of Adams and Eva. Duckworth, 3 Henrietta Street, London, 1928. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.312; magenta rough cloth, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Spine faded, otherwise a nice copy.



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GERHARDI (William). Pending Heaven: A Novel. Duckworth, 3 Henrietta Street, London, 1930. Pp.272; rough orange cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Cloth a little marked, and with small snag hole in cloth over back joint; text nice.



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GERHARDI (William). Resurrection. Cassell And Company, Ltd., london, Toronto, Melbourne, And Sydney, 1934. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; pp.viii+374+[ii]; dark green fine diaper cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Small restoration to cloth at head of back joint; otherwise a fine copy.



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GERHARDIE (William). God's Fifth Column: A biography of the age 1890-1940. Edited and with an introduction by Michael Holroyd & Robert Skidelsky. Hodder and Stoughton, 1981. Lge.double med.16mo; pp.360; brown boards, blocked with publisher's device, ruled, and lettered, gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

New at £11.95. Gerhardie's last, posthumous book, intended originally for publication in 1942, but withdrawn by the author for ‘further revision'.

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GHOSE (Zulfikar). The Beautiful Empire. Macmillan, 1975. Orange boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The second volume of ‘The Incredible Brazilian'.

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GIBBON (Edward). The letters. Edited by J.E. Norton. Volume one [only] 1750-1773. Letters 1-236. Cassell and Company Ltd, 1956. Blank before half-title; frontispiece, two plates, and two facsimiles; title-page with silhouette, printed in black and red; deep pink buckram ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. red. Fine in badly chipped dust-wrapper.



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GIBBONS (Stella). Ticky. Longmans, Green and Co., London, New York, Toronto, 1943. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.208; bright blue fine linen-effect cloth lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy.

A small printing made during the operation of the War Economy Standard, and now rather scarce.

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GIBBONS (Stella). Westwood Or The gentle powers. Longmans, Green and Co, London, New York, Toronto, 1946. Double cr.16mo; advertisement leaf at end, verso blank; pp.421+[i (blank)]+[ii]; mottled light violet cloth over very thin boards, blocked and lettered silver on spine, lettered silver on front cover. Inscription and small rubber-stamp of Cape Town bookseller on front end-paper; otherwise a virtually fine copy in nicked and very slightly faded dust-wrapper.

A small printing made during the operation of the War Economy Standard, and now rather scarce.

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GIBBONS (Stella). Conference at Cold Comfort Farm. Longmans, Green and Co, 1949. Final blank; greenish grey buckram lettered silver on spine. Slight mottling of covers; inscription dated ‘23/9/49' on front end-paper; very slight, light foxing of end-papers and edges; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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GIBBONS (Stella). Fort Of the bear: A Romance. Longmans, Green and Co, 1953. Pp.[276]; marina green fine beaded linen-grain boards lettered silver on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper with two short tears, repaired with tissue on verso. A difficult title.



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GIBBONS (Stella). Beside The pearly water. Peter Nevill, 1954. Lge.post 8vo; light blue boards, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Small faded strip at extreme tail of spine; otherwise a fine copy in torn and frayed dust-wrapper.



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GIBBONS (Stella). The shadow of a Sorcerer. Hodder and Stoughton, 1955. Lge.cr.8vo; pp.285+[i (blank)]+[i (advertisements)]+[i (blank)]; dull green boards lettered gilt on spine. Gilt slightly oxydised; otherwise a very nice copy in dust-wrapper. An uncommon title.



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GIBBONS (Stella). White sand And grey sand. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1958. Extra cr.8vo; pp.319+[i (advertisement)]; blue buckram ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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GIBBONS (Stella). A pink Front door. Hodder and Stoughton, 1959. Advertisement on final page; grass green boards lettered and panelled dark green on spine, lettered and with round cornered ruled box gilt on spine. Spine and turnover of front board slightly faded; otherwise a virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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GIBRAN (Kahlil). Sand and foam. William Heinemann Limited, 1927. Lge.post 8vo; two blanks before half-title, serving as end-papers; frontispiece and six plates after drawings by the author; cerise cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. dark cerise. Fine copy in frayed and quite badly chipped dust-wrapper.

A second book by the author of ‘The Prophet'. There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face pp. 16, 26, 36, 48, 62, and 68.

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GIDE (André). Un ésprit non prévenu. Editions Kra, 1929. Blank before half-title, imprint leaf followed by blank at end; cream self-wrappers printed in red and black; French-folded tissue dust-wrapper; a.e. uncut. Very nice copy in slightly frayed tissue dust-wrapper.

One of 1,800 numbered copies "sur vélin blanc".

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GIDE (Andre). Theseus. Translated from The French By John Russell. Horizon, 1948. Title-page printed in green and black; pale tan cloth blocked and lettered gilt up spine; end-papers printed in green and orange-yellow. Inscription dated ‘Dec. 1948' on half-title page; otherwise a fine copy in slightly embrowned dust-wrapper.

First edition in English, made from the revised Paris text of 1947, not the earlier (French) text published in New York in 1946. Printed at The Curwen Press.

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[GIDE (André).]. [Par] Charles Du Bos: Le Dialogue Avec André Gide. A Paris, Au sans pareil, 17, rue Froidevaux, 1929. Imp.16mo in half-sheets; Table des Matières with colophon on verso; pp[x]+356+[ii]; pale greenish-grey wrappers, printed outside in red and black. Insignificant creasing of wrappers and very slight embrowning of text; in general a very nice copy, largely unopened.



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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.

GIELGUD (Val). Confident morning. Collins, 48 Pall Mall, 1943. Deep pink cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Near fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The date ‘March 1943' has been written in ink on the front end-paper.

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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.

GILBERT (Sir W.S.). The story Of The Mikado Told by Sir W.S. Gilbert. Illustrated By Alice B. Woodward. Daniel O'Connor, 90 Great Russell Street, 1921. Double cr.8vo; frontispiece and five plates in full colour, each preceded by a guard of text-paper, blank except for a caption on recto; illustrated title-page printed in orange-red; orange boards, pictorially blocked and lettered blue on front cover and spine; end-papers printed pictorially orange; a.e. orange-red. Spine chipped at head and partly detached; otherwise a nice copy.

Not listed by Townley Searle or in CBEL. According to the publisher's Foreword this version of "The Mikado" ‘told afresh by its author' was planned and written by Gilbert shortly before his death in 1911 (being in fact his ‘last literary work'), publication being delayed first by that fact, and then by the war and the difficulties this involved for colour printing. The present delightful volume represents the first appearance of the work in print.

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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.

GILBERT (Sir W.S.). The story Of The Mikado Told by Sir W.S. Gilbert. Illustrated By Alice B. Woodward. Daniel O'Connor, 90 Great Russell Street, 1921. Double cr.8vo; frontispiece and five plates in full colour, each preceded by a guard of text-paper, blank except for a caption on recto; illustrated title-page printed in orange-red; orange boards, pictorially blocked and lettered blue on front cover and spine; end-papers printed pictorially orange; a.e. orange-red. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Not listed by Townley Searle or in CBEL. According to the publisher's Foreword this version of "The Mikado" ‘told afresh by its author' was planned and written by Gilbert shortly before his death in 1911 (being in fact his ‘last literary work'), publication being delayed first by that fact, and then by the war and the difficulties this involved for colour printing. The present delightful volume represents the first appearance of the work in print.

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[GILBERT (W.S.).]. W.S. Gilbert His life and letters By Sidney Dark And Rowland Grey. With eight full-page plates and Some illustrations in the text. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1923. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; half-title and conjugate title leaves tipped in; portrait frontispiece and seven plates; other illustrations on text-paper; 8pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated September, 1923; emerald green linen grain cloth, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, gilt on spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Spine and edges of covers faded; small nick at head of spine; end-papers embrowned at inner margins; prelims. and last leaves of catalogue foxed, and a very little scattered foxing elsewhere; otherwise, and in general, a nice copy.

Searle, p.83, recording the volume by its title only. Searle may never have seen the book, which evidently deserves inclusion in the main section of the bibliography, since it contains not merely a good number of letters, here first published, but also, in an appendix, a collection of "the ‘lost' Bab Ballads", which here make their first appearance in book form. A surprisingly scarce volume, most copies, presumably, having been purchased by libraries.

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GILCHRIST (R. Murray). Beggar's Manor. William Heinemann, 1903. Advertisement leaf before half-title; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end; dark green buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, blind, on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered whitish green on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Front end-paper pasted down; inscription on blank recto of advertisement leaf; light marginal embrowning throughout; otherwise a nice copy.

Second edition, printed in July 1903, one month after the first. Tipped onto the recto of the advertisement leaf is an A.L.S. from the author to his agent, c.150 words, referring to this title (which he was as yet unaware had been reprinted), complaining of Grant Richards' slowness in paying him for another book, mentioning contributions made to periodicals, and commenting on his work in progress (‘The Gentle Thespians', which did not appear until 1908), which he says "will contain [his] best work". Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2499, recording the first edition which appears to be identical with the present copy, apart from the record of printings.

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GILCHRIST (R. Murray). Lords and Ladies. Stories. London, Hurst and Blackett, Ltd., 13, Great Marlborough St., 1903. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+292+[iv]; light and dark sea-green linen patterned fine rough buckram, ruled and lettered pale lime green, blocked scarlet on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Half-title foxed, last leaf of advertisements lightly so; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2503.

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GILCHRIST (R. Murray). Good-bye to Market: A Collection of Stories by R. Murray Gilchrist Author of A Peakland Faggot Beggar's Manor The Gentle Thespians etc. Published at the Moorlands Press Leek [North Staffordshire] by W.H. Eaton and in London by Simpkin Marshall Hamilton Kent and Co. Ltd., 1908. Pp.[viii]+232; publisher's inserted 12pp. Catalogue at end, dated 1908; sage green rough buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Inscription (dated Xmas 1908) on half-title; light foxing of Catalogue; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title from a small provincial publisher.

Not in Sadleir; Woolf, 2502

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GILCHRIST (R. Murray). Honeysuckle rogue: A Novel. London, W. Westall & Co., 8 Adam Street, Adelphi, W.C., 1917. Half-title not called for; integral leaf of publisher's advertisements at end; pp.[iv]+297+[i (blank)]+[ii]; bright brown fine-linen-grain cloth, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Very slight, uniform, fading to cloth of spine; edges foxed quite heavily; otherwise a fine crisp copy of a very scarce title from a small publisher that we have not otherwise encountered.

The author's last novel, published in the year of his death. This title not in Wolff.

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GILL (Eric). Art-nonsense And other essays. Cassell & Co., Ltd. & Francis Walterson, 1929. Med.8vo; blank before half-title; woodcut vignette on title-page, by Gill; colophon leaf followed by blank at end; light blue bevelled coarse buckram lettered gilt on spine; uncut edges. Spine irregularly faded; end-papers slightly foxed; otherwise in general nice.

Evan Gill 18. The first book printed in Gill's ‘Perpetua' type, set up before the Italic fount was cut, with the result that Italicisation in the volume is denoted by underlines.

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GILL (Eric). Unemployment. With an engraving by the author. Faber & Faber Ltd., 1933. Red self-wrappers, printed in black. Fine copy.

Printed by Hague & Gill in Perpetua and Joanna types. Evan Gill, 25

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GILL (Eric). Art and a changing civilisation. John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., 1934. Half-title and advertisement leaf precede title-page; 2pp. integral advertisements followed by blank at end; pale fawn cloth lettered black on front cover and spine, blocked red on front cover, blocked and lettered red on spine. Near-fine copy in very sllightly chipped dust-wrapper.

The binding and dust-wrapper are designed by Eric Gill. Issued as a volume in the ‘XXth Century Library', edited by V.K. Krishna Menon.

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GILL (Eric). Autobiography. Jonathan Cape, 1940. Blank before half-title; final blank; frontispiece and seven plates; brick-red cloth, lettered and blocked gilt on spine; t.e. red, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Near-fine copy in dust-wrapper slightly embrowned on spine.



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GILL (Eric). Last essays. Introduction by Mary Gill. Jonathan Cape, 1942. Post 8vo; frontispiece on verso of half-title; vignette title-page; other illustrations on text-paper; final blank; dark blue cloth, blocked silver on front cover, blocked with publisher's device and lettered silver up spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fine copy in slightly frayed and scuffed dust-wrapper.

Evan Gill, 50.

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GILLOTT (Jacky). War baby. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1971. White wrappers printed black on front wrapper. Nice copy.

Uncorrected Proof Copy.

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GILLOT (Jacky). The Head Case. Hodder and Stoughton, 1979. Loose sheets, f'cap 4to format, spiral bound; grey card wrappers, printed black on front, black and red on back; made up without end-papers. Front wrapper and half-title page with tea-stains; otherwise a near-fine copy.

An early state of the uncorrected proofs, being a photocopy of a paste-up of the galleys, on large paper, with layout marks and manuscript layout notes present in the photocopy. The front cover bears a subtitle, added in ballpoint; and the printed announcement of the ‘Probable Publication Date' as 5th February 1979 has been corrected in pencil ‘1st week March'. An unusual state of the proofs to appear on the market, probably not more than half a dozen or so copies being thus made up, and these strictly for in-house use.

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GIRAUDOUX (Jean). Racine. Translated by P. Mansell Jones. Gordon Fraser, Cambridge, [January,] 1938. Lge.post 8vo in half-sheets; blank before half-title; imprint leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.[ii]+[36]+[ii]; pale green cloth lettered gilt up spine. Fine copy in slightly marked and frayed dust-wrapper.

One of 1,000 copies printed by Walter Lewis at the Cambridge University Press. First edition in English.

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GISSING (Algernon). Rosanne. London, F.V. White & Co. Ltd., 17 Buckingham Street, Strand, W.C., 1911. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+305+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii (verso blank)]; sage green fine-weave cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. Slight uniform fading of covers; label removed from front end-paper, leaving slight thinning and very small hole; some foxing of first and last leaves and edges; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2535.

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GISSING (George). Our friend The charlatan. With illustrations by Launcelot Speed. London, Chapman and Hall, Ld., 1901. Half-tone frontispiece and four plates; pp.[viii]+425+[i (advertisements)]; green wrappers, cut flush, printed in black and red on front wrapper and spine; beige end-papers. Front and back wrapper, pastedowns, and frontispiece lacking; a little scattered light dusting; as a working copy.

Collie, XXIIa, variant two (failing to make clear that the spine as well as the front wrapper is printed in red as well as black); this issue not in Coustillas. The correct first printing, variant in wrappers, issued at 2/-. There was an undated reprint, in similar green wrappers, made in 1903, the price then being increased to 2/6d.

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GISSING (George). The private papers of Henry Ryecroft. Westminster, Archibald Constable & Co Ltd, 2 Whitehall Gardens, 1903. Blank before half-title; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[2]+xiv+298+6; vertically fine ribbed green cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine. A nice copy.

Coustillas, 417, giving an inadequate collation.

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GISSING (George). Charles Dickens: A critical study. With Topographical Illustrations by F.G. Kitton. London, The Gresham Publishing Company, 34 Southampton Street, Strand, 1902. Tall Pott 4to; series title precedes title-page; half-title not called for; title-page printed in scarlet and black, a single inset leaf; thirteen plates with thin paper guards; pp.[x]+307+[i (blank)]; vertically ribbed scarlet cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers lined dull grey. Gilt a trifle dulled on spine, and insignificant nick in headband; otherwise a very nice copy.

A corrected and revised edition of the book of the same title published in the ‘Victorian Era Series' in 1898, and with a new Preface, this version providing the definitive text. The first issue, later copies having the inset title-page dated 1903. Collie, XIX note, refers, noting only the first issue, and one dated 1904. Coustillas, Checklist, 320. Issued as an additional volume to the Imperial Edition of the Works of Charles Dickens.

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GISSING (George). Charles Dickens: A critical study. With Topographical Illustrations by F.G. Kitton. London, The Gresham Publishing Company, 34 Southampton Street, Strand, 1903. Tall Pott 4to; series title precedes title-page; half-title not called for; title-page printed in scarlet and black, a single inset leaf; thirteen plates with thin paper guards; pp.[x]+307+[i (blank)]; vertically ribbed scarlet cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers surfaced dull grey. Cloth very slightly worn at head and tail of spine, and very slightly faded; half-title foxed; light marginal foxing of plates, with offsetting onto facing leaves; otherwise a very nice copy.

A corrected and revised edition of the book of the same title published in the ‘Victorian Era Series' in 1898, and with a new Preface, this version providing the definitive text. The second issue, the first having the inset title-page dated 1902. Collie, XIX note, refers, noting only the first issue, and one dated 1904. Coustillas, Checklist, 321.

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[GISSING (George).]. Forster's Life of Dickens Abridged and revised By George Gissing. With portraits, illustrations, and facsimiles. London: Chapman & Hall, Ld., 1903. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece and fifteen inserted plates; numerous illustrations on text-paper, some full-page and unbacked, but included in the pagination; final blank; pp.xii+349+[iii]; mottled turquoise rough buckram, blocked and lettered black on front cover and spine. Some wear to covers, and neat repairs to joints; otherwise a nice copy.

The second binding. Coustillas, p.35; Collie, p.107/2. Though dated 1903, the book was published in October 1902.

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GISSING (George). Veranilda: A romance. Archibald Constable And Company, Ltd., 1904. Blank before half-title; pp.[2]+x+348; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; red rough buckram ruled and blocked blind lettered gilt on front cover and spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Covers a little marked and showing slight general wear; front end-paper chipped; otherwise a nice copy.

Collie, XXVI; Coustillas, 566.

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GISSING (George). Will Warburton. A romance of real llife. Archibald Constable & Co Ltd, 1905. Half-title; 2pp. integral advertisements at end followed by 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue; pp.333+[i]; red buckram blocked blind and lettered gilt on spine and front cover. Spine a trifle faded and rubbed; very slight foxing of edges and half-title page; otherwise a very nice copy.

Coustillas, p.579

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GISSING (George). The house Of cobwebs And other stories. To which is prefixed The work of George Gissing: An introductory survey By Thomas seccombe. Archibald Constable And Company, Ltd., 1906. Pp.lv+300; 16pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end; dark blue buckram ruled and lettered gilt on spine and front cover; lower-edges uncut. Scarcely visible ring-stain on front cover; very slight foxing of prelims; a very nice copy, nonetheless.

Coustillas, 594

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GISSING (George). The house Of cobwebs And other stories. To which is prefixed The work of George Gissing: An introductory survey By Thomas Seccombe. Archibald Constable And Company, Ltd., 1906. Post 8vo; publisher's 16pp. inserted catalogue at end; dark blue buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut; red silk marker. Crease in front paste-down due to an original binding fault, with resultant pressure mark through prelims.; otherwise a very nice copy.

We are not wholly convinced that the marker was part of the book as issued, since we have never seen another copy thus. Its addition, however, if added it has been, in no way damages the book. Coustillas, 594

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GISSING (George). A Victim of Circumstances And other stories. Constable & Co Ltd, 1927. Pp.xii+308; light blue-grey rough cloth, ruled and lettered dark blue on front cover and spine; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Spine slightly faded, and a very little light dust-marking of sides; slight thinning of front end-paper where a name has been removed; light foxing of prelims.; otherwise a nice copy.



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GISSING (George). The Nether world. A novel. With an Introduction by Morley Roberts. Eveleigh Nash & Grayson Limited, 1928. Half-title not present, and almost certainly not called for, the Contents leaf, which would have been conjugate, having been glued as a single inset, and apparently so issued; title-page, printed in red and black, a cancel; pp.xii+392; light cherry red coarse buckram lettered gilt within gilt boxes on spine. Spine slightly faded, and two small marks on sides; inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy.

The first (English) edition with this Introduction, second issue, the original title-page having been dated 1927. Coustillas, 98, not noting the cancel. The novel was first published in 1889.

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GISSING (George) and WELLS (H.G.). Their Friendship And Correspondence. Edited with an Introduction by Royal A. Gettmann. Rupert Hart-Davis, 1961. Lge.post 8vo; portrait frontispiece, and two plates; final blank; carmine cloth, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. pink. Colour slightly faded on top-edges; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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GLANVILLE (Brian). Along The Arno. Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, 1957. Quarter black cloth, blocked white on front cover, blocked and lettered white on spine, white-flecked-grey board sides, blocked black on front board. Slight general wear to covers; otherwise a nice copy in used dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription on the front end-paper, and brief notes, also in his hand, on the back flap of the dust-wrapper. First American edition, here dated from the Library of Congress catalog card no. on verso of title-page. Published in England in 1956.

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GLANVILLE (Brian). A Second Home. Secker & Warburg, 1965. Double cr.16mo; grey boards, lettered silver on spine. Slight foxing; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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GLANVILLE (Brian). A Roman Marriage. Michael Joseph, 1966. Charcoal boards, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The front end-paper bears the small ownership label of the author's literary agent, and the (presumably subsequent) signature (in blue crayon) of Margaret Drabble.

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GLASGOW (Ellen). The Deliverance By Ellen Glasgow. A Romance of the Vir- Ginia Tobacco Fields. With Illustrations by Frank E. Schoonover. Westminster, Archibald Constable & Company Ltd, 1904. Full-colour frontispiece and conjugate illustrated title-page printed in lake carmine and grey-green, with tissue guard; two full colour plates; five wood-engraved illustrations in text; two blanks at end; pp.[xii (excluding title-page)]+543+[v]; cerise buckram, ruled dark green, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Slight general wear to covers; gutter of back end-papers neatly restored with tissue; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

First edition, English issue: printed in New York, U.S.A. Has one plate less than the American issue, which, however, omits the wood-engraved illustrations from the fly-titles.

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GLASGOW (Ellen). The romance of A plain man. John Murray, 1909. Half-title present; rebound ex-library copy. Prelims. a little foxed; inner margins of prelims. and first two leaves of text affected by messy re-gluing; flexion crease in front board; otherwise a very nice copy. Extremely scarce.

Kelly, p.34, locating likewise only a rebound copy. Precedes the American edition.

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GLEIG (George Robert, M.A.). Personal reminiscences Of the First Duke of Wellington With sketches of Some of his guests and contemporaries. By the late George Robert Gleig, M.A., Chaplain-General to Her Majesties Forces, etc., etc. Author of ‘The Subaltern'. Edited by His daughter Mary E. Gleig. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1904. All Rights reserved. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; photogravure portrait frontispiece by J.J. Waddington, after a photograph, with tissue guard, one engraved portrait, with tissue guard, and two half-tone plates; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end, dated ‘9/03'; pp.x+409+[i (blank)]+[ii]; bright scarlet coarse morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore-edges uncut; end-papers faced black. Spine a trifle dull; some scattered foxing; in general, however, a nice copy.

Written when Gleig was ninety, though he left the task of re-reading and correcting to his daughter. Includes numerous letters from Wellington, as well as letters from Sir Robert Peel and Lord John Russell. Not to be confused with the ‘Life' published in 1862 (for which v. Mrs. Oliphant's ‘Annals of a Publishing House', Vol.I, pp.488-9). The present volume contains material that Wellington did not wish to see published during his lifetime because as he put it "the history of my life is the history of various military campaigns and political negotiations and transactions, upon which, if ever I am to be a party to communicate anything to the public, it must be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I don't think that anybody will be of opinion that the latter could now be published..." - p.26. There is no list of illustrations, but they are tipped in to face pp.19, 124, and 340. NCBEL, 3: 726.

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GLYN (Elinor). Reflections Of Ambrosine. London, Duckworth & Co., 3, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, W.C., 1902. Leaf blank but for signature mark ‘A' on recto precedes half-title; frontispiece in full-colour, with tissue guard; pp.[viii]+328; mottled ice-blue fine linen, blocked with publisher's motto device black on back cover, lettered black on front cover and flat spine, spine with white buckram label blocked and lettered in gilt; fore-edges uncut. Slight bowing of spine, but a very nice copy.

The author's second book.

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GLYN (Elinor). Love's blindness. Duckworth, 3, Henrietta Street, 1926. Post 8vo; jade green rough effect buckram, blocked with publisher's device black on back cover, lettered black on front cover and spine. Slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy in torn dust-wrapper strengthened with paper on verso, and with very small chip on back panel.



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GODDEN (Jon). Mrs. Panopoulis. 1959, Chatto & Windus, London. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.[223]+[i (printer's imprint)]; orange faint cloth-textured boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in very slightly nicked and frayed dust-wrapper.

The author's fifth novel.

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GODDEN (Jon). Told In Winter. 1961, Chatto & Windus, London. Extra cr.8vo; pp.271+[i (blank)]; chalk-blue cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Small faded patch at head of spine; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Norah Smallwood's copy, with her pencilled signature on the front end-paper. Norah Smallwood was a director of Chatto & Windus. The present volume is almost certainly an advance copy, and may differ in minor respects from the published volume. The author's sixth novel.

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GODDEN (Jon). In the sun: A novel. 1965, Chatto and Windus. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.[223]+[i (blank)]; bright blue cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in virtually fine dust-wrapper.

The author's seventh novel.

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GODDEN (Jon). Kitten With blue eyes: A Novel. 1971, Chatto & Windus. Blank before half-title; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; pp.[251]+[v]; bright mauve cloth textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Small blank upper fore-corner chipped from last four leaves of gathering ‘M' (pp.185-92), possibly due to an accident at the binders; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper very slightly faded on spine.

Norah Smallwood's copy, with her pencilled initials on the front end-paper. Norah Smallwood was a director of Chatto & Windus. The present volume is almost certainly an advance copy, and may differ in minor respects from the published volume.

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GODDEN (Jon). Ahmed's Lady. 1975, Chatto & Windus, London. Double extra cr.16mo; pp.[224]; bright blue cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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GODDEN (Rumer). The River. Michael Joseph Ltd., 1946. Black cloth lettered silver within box ruled pale blue on front cover, blocked pale blue, blocked and lettered silver, on spine. Fine copy.



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GOLDING (Louis). Five silver daughters. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 14 Henrietta Street Covent Garden, 1934. Extra cr.8vo; pp.608; black cloth lettered gilt on spine. Slight wear to corners of spine, otherwise a very nice copy.



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GOLDING (William). Lord of the flies. A novel. Faber and Faber Ltd, 1954. Blank before half-title; red cloth lettered white on spine. Some general wear to covers; slight cracking of back end-papers; slight spine roll; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.



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GOLDING (William). The Inheritors. Faber and Faber Ltd., 1955. Name on front free end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in torn and frayed dust-wrapper.



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GOLDING (William). Pincher Martin. Faber and Faber, 24 Russell Square, 1956. Blank before half-title; pp.208; mottled pinkish red cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

The author's third novel.

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GOLDING (William). Free fall. Faber and Faber, 1959. Final blank; dark red cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Back end-papers and last gathering lightly damp-marked on blank fore-corners; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The author's fourth novel.

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GOLDING (William). The spire. Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., New York, 1964. Lge.16mo; final blank; black cloth blocked with publisher's device purple, lettered gilt down spine. Very nice copy in browned and frayed dust-wrapper.

First American edition.

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GOLDING (William). The hot gates And other occasional pieces. Faber and Faber, 1965. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; mottled reddish pink cloth, panelled black, lettered and with ruled box, gilt, on spine; t.e. lemon. Very nice copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper.



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GOLDING (William). The pyramid. Faber and Faber, 24 Russell Square, 1967. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title, three at end, the last serving as paste-down; cancel title-leaf; navy blue rough cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper slightly darkened on back panel.

First issue, with cancel title-page.

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GOLDRING (Douglas). South lodge: Reminiscences of Violet Hunt, Ford Madox Ford And the English Review Circle. With Illustrations. Constable & Co Ltd, 1943. Demy 8vo; frontispiece in colour and two double-sided plates; deep green cloth blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.

Includes useful bibliographical check-lists of Ford Madox Ford, Violet Hunt, Mary Butts, etc.

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GOODHEART (Pat). The Translator. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1979. Sq.lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; quarter mottled cerise rough buckram, carmine boards, lettered, and with short rule, silver down spine; white head and tail bands. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The author's first book.

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GOODMAN (Paul). Five Years. Preface by Harold Rosenberg. Brussel & Brussel, N.Y., 1966. Lge.post 16mo; blank and advertisement leaf precede title-page; half-title not called for; two blanks at end; black cloth ruled scarlet, lettered scarlet and silver up spine, lettered mauve on front cover; t.e. red; red and yellow headband; crimson end-papers. Very nice copy in slightly used dust-wrapper.



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GORDIMER (Nadine). The Conservationist. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square London, 1974. Double demy 16mo; pp.252; dark brown cloth-textured boards blocked on spine with publisher's initials device blocked, and down-lettered, gilt; t.e. bright orange. A fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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GORKY (Maxim). Reminiscences of Leo Nicolayevitch Tolstoi. Authorised Translation from the Russian by S.S. Koteliansky And Leonard Woolf. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, Paradise Road, Richmond, [Surrey,] 1920. Final page publisher's advertisements; lime green and white marbled self-wrappers over thin plain white boards, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, paper label printed in black on front wrapper. Paper chipped a little at tail of spine, and spine faded; very slight creasing/fraying of wrappers; otherwise a fine copy of a delicate book. Scarce.

Woolmer 10. One thousand copies were printed.

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GORKY (Maxim). Reminiscences of Leo Nicolayevitch Tolstoi. Authorised translation from the Russian by S.S. Koteliansky And Leonard Woolf. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, Paradise Road, Richmond, [Surrey,] 1920. Second edition, November, 1920. Purple wrappers. Front wrapper slightly creased, otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Woolmer 10 refers. This edition differs from the first edition of July 1920 by the addition of a number of notes not included in the first Russian edition, from which the translation was made; these notes were included eventually in the second Russian edition, but appear here for the first time anywhere.

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GORKI (Maxim). Reminiscences of My youth. Translated from the Russian By Veronica Dewey. William Heinemann Ltd, 1924. Final blank; orange buckram lettered gilt on spine and front cover, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover; lower-edges uncut. Edges lightly foxed, otherwise a near fine copy, complete as issued with the pub- lisher's postcard advertisement loosely laid in.



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[GOSSE (Edmund).]. The Love Letters Of a Portuguese Nun. English version by R.H. Oxford: Howard Wilford Bell, 1901. F'cap 12mo format, gathered in eights; four blanks before half-title, four at end, the outermost serving as pastedowns; series title follows half-title; vignette title-page printed in red and black; pp.[viii]+[96]+[viii]; Japanese vellum boards printed in black on front cover and spine. Slight darkening of boards; otherwise a nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 525 copies printed on Van Gelder hand-made paper. Issued as number one of the Oxonian series. Includes among the Addenda a short criticism of the book by Edmund Gosse, which here makes its first appearance in book form.

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GOSSE (Edmund, M.A., LL.D.) and GARNETT (Richard, C.B., LL.D.). English literature An illustrated record. In four volumes. Volume I From the beginnings to the age Of Henry VIII By Richard Garnett, C.B., LL.D. [II From the age of Henry VIII to the Age of Milton By Richard Garnett, C.B., LL.D. And Edmund Gosse, M.A., LL.D.; III From Milton to Johnson By Edmund Gosse Hon. M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge, Hon. LL.D. of St. Andrews University; IV From the age of Johnson to the Age of Tennyson By Edmund Gosse Hon. M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge, Hon. LL.D. of St. Andrews University]. William Heinemann, 1903. 4 vols., Super Roy.8vo; volume one with full colour frontispiece with tissue guard, twelve colour plates, one full-page facsimile in black on toned paper, one large folding facsimile, and one large folding plate printed in sepia, vignette title-page, and one hundred and ninety-six illustrations and facsimiles in text; volume two with advertisement leaf before half-title; full colour frontispiece, four colour plates, four sepiatone plates, and two black and white plates, all with tissue guards, two inserted facsimiles on smaller paper, vignette title-page, and two hundred and sixty-nine illustrations and facsimiles in text; final blank; volume three with full colour frontispiece, five coloured plates, twenty plates and facsimiles in black or sepia on tinted paper, many with tissue guards, four double-sided facsimiles in black on tinted paper, two large folding facsimiles (one double-sided), one large folding plate in black and white, vignette title-page, and three hundred and forty-one illustrations and facsimiles in text; final blank; volume four with blank and advertisement leaf before half-title; sepia-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, five coloured plates, twenty-three plates or facsimiles in black or sepia, many with tissue guards, three double-sided, and eleven single sided facsimiles on smaller paper, four large folding single-sided facsimiles, and nine large folding double-sided facsimiles; final blank; pp.[xvi]+368; [2]+xiv+389+[iii]; xii+381+[iii]; [4]+xii+462; half dark red publisher's morocco, ruled blind on sides and spine, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine, scarlet patterned sand grain cloth sides; a.e.g. One tissue a little torn at inner edge due to an original pasting fault; otherwise a fine crisp copy of a well designed and very handsome book.

Gosse and Garnett's most extended work. Quite apart from the excellent text, the illustrations are extremely well considered, and the hundreds of facsimiles of rare manuscripts, title-pages, and autographs are especially useful. As the publisher's advertisements make clear (and as indeed might have been expected from the division of labour in the work) volumes one and three were ready before volumes two and four. The book was published variously ‘Price £3 net per set, cloth'; or ‘£4 4s. net per set, Half-morocco' (it looks more like roan, to us!); or as individual volumes, in cloth only, at 16s. each. In all their forms, these volumes are now scarce, but in the present de luxe binding especially so. In the present copy, in the List of the Illustrations to Volume two, that to p.326 is given, in error the page number 32; state or issue significance, if any, unknown.

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GOSSE (Edmund). English men of letters: Sir Thomas Browne. Macmillan & Co., Limited, 1905. Title-page printed in red and black; inserted leaf publisher's advertisements at end coded ‘2500.9.05'; mottled scarlet fine rough buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on flat spine; t.e.g.; bookmark advertisement printed in blue for ‘Scottish Widows' Fund' loosely laid in, apparently as issued. Very slight fading of spine, but a fine copy.

Issued as a volume in the ‘English Men of Letters, New Series'.

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[GOSSE (Edmund).]. Father and son: A study of two temperaments. London, William Heinemann, 1907. Demy 8vo; collotype frontispiece, with tissue guard; final blank; pp.[viii]+[374]+[ii]; dull light green rough buckram, blocked with publisher's initials device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight marking of covers, and gilt of publisher's name on spine rubbed; first and last few leaves a trifle foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Gosse's major work, issued anonymously, and now difficult to find in the first edition.

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GOSSE (Edmund, C.B.). The Future of English Poetry. The English Association, Pamphlet No.25, June 1913. Half-title not called for; title-page tipped in; grey wrappers with advertisements on back cover recto and verso. Near-fine copy.

English Association Pamphlets were usually issued without a title-page, the front wrapper being made to serve instead. Gosse may possibly have disliked this arrangement, for after the text of this address had been set up and printed, an additional leaf was hand-pulled as title page, and this was inserted in copies issued to members. Copies without this leaf are of a later issue.

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GOSSE (Edmund, C.B.). The life Of Algernon Charles Swinburne. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1917. Demy 8vo; photogravure frontispiece and three plates with tissue guards; three other plates; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; dark green cloth lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Back cover badly damp-stained; gilt oxydised on spine; front end-papers very slightly cracking; tissues slightly embrowned; otherwise a fine copy internally.

Advance copy, with the remains of a label so designating the volume tipped on to the upper margin of the title-page (evidently as issued), and the publisher's blind presentation stamp on the same leaf.

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GOSSE (Edmund). Three French Moralists And the gallantry of France. William Heinemann, 1918. Title-page printed in red and black; brown fine-diaper cloth blocked blind on sides, lettered blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. brown, lower-edges uncut. One corner bruised; slight marginal embrowning; otherwise a fine copy.

La Rochefoucauld, La Bruyere, and Vauvenargues.

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GOSSE (Edmund, C.B., D.Litt. of Cambridge University, LL.D. of St. Andrews). Aspects and Impressions. Cassell and Company, Ltd, 1922. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[xii]+300; deep green rough buckram, ruled blind on front cover and spine, lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine. Nice copy.

Essays on George Eliot, Henry James, Samuel Butler, Congreve, Swinburne, Rousseau, Ibsen, "The Foundation of the French academy", etc.

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GOSSE (Edmund, C.B.). More books On the table. London, William Heinemann Ltd, 1923. Title-page printed in red and black; Contents leaf and last leaf of Index a single inset; pp.x+402; brown fine diaper cloth, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered blind on front cover and spine; t.e. brown, others uncut. Large fore-edges slightly dusty and foxed; insignificant stain on gutter of back end-paper; otherwise a fine unopened copy.

Essays reprinted from The Sunday Times: Queen Victoria, The Shropshire Lad, Frederick Myers Poems, The Daniel Press, Yorick and His Eliza, Snap-shots at Swinburne, Rostand's Plays, Beowulf, Pearl, Mark Akenside, Leigh Hunt, Blake and Gray, Mathew Arnold, etc., etc.

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GOSSE (Edmund). A Short History of Modern English Literature. William Heinemann Ltd., 1923. Blank and series title precede title-page; half-title not called for; green fine diaper cloth, lettered gilt on spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Some fading of covers; slight fraying of cloth over back hinge; edges, prelims., and index lightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Denominated the ‘Tenth Impression', this might more properly be called possibly the ‘Tenth Edition', as according to the new Preface, here first published, the volume "has received textual revision from one issue to another." The present volume certainly represents a new edition, since, besides the additional ‘Preface to the tenth edition', the original final chapter has here been cancelled, and replaced by two new chapters, bringing the story up to date. The first edition thus. Issued as volume III in the series Short Histories of the Literatures of the World under the general editorship of Gosse.

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GOSSE (Sir Edmund). Swinburne: An essay written in 1875 And now first printed. Printed for Private Circulation, [Edinburgh], 1925. Lge.imp.16mo in half sheets; three blanks at end; pp.[viii]+[82]+[vi]; t.e.g., others uncut; quarter coarse white buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, art-marbled boards. Fine copy.

One of a total edition limited to 125 numbered copies printed for Norman Gullick and J.G. Wilson. From the library of Roger Senhouse with his brief ownership inscription and note that this copy was presented to him by J.G. Wilson, together with three brief notes, all in pencil in his small neat hand, on the front end-paper. The first publication in English of an essay published in translation (into no fewer than four other European languages) in 1875. Includes a Preface by Gosse written especially for this edition.

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GOSSE (Sir Edmund, C.B.). Tallemant des Reaux Or the Art of Miniature Biography. The Zaharoff Lecture, 1925. Oxford, At the Clarendon Press, 1925. 24pp., med.8vo, sewn as a single gathering into large blue-grey wrappers printed on the front in purple; half-title not called for; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Small nick in front wrapper at extreme tail of spine, and wrappers very slightly darkened at edges; otherwise a fine unopened copy.



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[GOSSE (Sir Edmund).]. The broadway library Of XVIII century French literature: The sofa, A moral tale By Crebillon fils (Claude Prosper Jolyot) Translated with an Introduction By Bonamy Dobree. Published by George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., Broadway House, Carter Lane, 1927. Demy 8vo; first gathering (six leaves) printed in black and dark blue; final blank; light olive green coarse buckram, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. yellow, others uncut; textured light fawn end-papers. End-papers slightly darkened; otherwise a very nice copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Issued as the second volume in The Broadway Library, under the general editorship of Richard Aldington. Besides the specific Introduction by Dobree, includes a five page General Introduction by Gosse.

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GOULD (Gerald). An Essay On the Nature of Lyric Illustrated from the History of English Poetry. A.C. Fifield, 44 Fleet Street, E.C., 1909. Grey wrappers, front wrapper printed in black. Spine slightly faded, otherwise a fine copy.

The Quain Prize Essay, 1908.

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