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.

[HAMBURGER (Michael).]. Albrecht Goes: The burnt Offering. A tale. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1956. Double f'cap 16mo; deep pink boards, lettered gilt up spine. Small mark on front cover; otherwise very nice in slightly marked and frayed dust-wrapper.

First edition in English. First published in Germany in 1954. The translation is by Michael Hamburger.

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HAMILTON (Cosmo). The Danger Of Inocence: A Flippancy. Greening & Co., Ltd., 1903. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; linen effect pink cloth, flat back, white buckram spine label, blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered black on spine, blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt on spine label; red and white headband; cerise silk marker. Neat rubber stamp on front end-paper; otherwise nice.



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HAMILTON (Lord Frederick). The days before Yesterday. Hodder and Stoughton, Limited London, N.D. [1920]. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard; integral advertisement leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.viii+[342]+[ii]; leaf-green rough buckram, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, blocked gilt, lettered leaf-green through gilt, on front cover. Tissue embrowned; otherwise a fine copy.

By the diplomat brother of the novelist, Lord Ernest Hamilton. Rambling and discursive, with sections on Canada, India, and Russia, and incidental mention of magic, Bulwer-Lytton, etc.

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HAMILTON (Patrick). The plains of cement. Constable & Co Ltd, 1934. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[vi]+[287]+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; black patterned sand-grain cloth, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. orange red; lower-edges mainly trimmed; cream end-papers. Nice copy.

The third volume of ‘The Midnight Bell' trilogy, collected the next year as ‘Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky'.

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HAMILTON (Patrick). Twenty thousand streets Under the sky: A London Trilogy By Patrick Hamilton With an Introduction by J.B. Priestley. London, Constable & Co Ltd, 1935. Double cr.16mo; final blank; pp.[xvi]+287+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; scarlet cloth lettered black on spine; t.e. black. Virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper minutely frayed at head of spine.

First publication under this title, and first collected publication: includes ‘The Midnight Bell', ‘The Siege of Pleasure', and ‘The Plains of Cement'. Filmed in 1962 as ‘Bitter Harvest.

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HAMILTON (Patrick). Craven House. Constable: London, 1943. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.[vi]+250; orange cloth ruled and down-lettered marina green on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

First revised edition, and with a Preface by the author here first printed. Written when the author was only twenty-one, the book was originally published in 1926.

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HAMILTON (Patrick). The slaves Of Solitude. Constable. London, 1947. Imprint leaf at end; pp.[iv]+242+[ii]; purple cloth lettered gilt on and down spine. Near fine copy in slightly soiled dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription ‘B.B. from P.H. / 2/8/47' on the title page. In our experience Patrick Hamilton inscribed copies are scarce. In all those we have come across Hamilton signed only with his initials.

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HAMILTON (Patrick). The slaves Of Solitude. Constable. London, 1947. Imprint leaf at end; pp.[iv]+242+[ii]; purple cloth lettered gilt on and down spine. Small mark on back cover, and corner torn from front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy in creased and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

In this copy the gilt on the spine, which is very prone to oxydation, is very bright, and the cloth shows little of the usual bubbling

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HANLEY (Gerald). The journey Homeward. Collins, 1961. Dark grey boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Nice in lightly marked dust-wrapper.



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HANLEY (Gerald). Without Love. Collins, 1957. Red boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper with one closed tear.



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HANLEY (James). Captain Bottell. London, Boriswood: 1933. Sm.demy 8vo; blank, half-title, and integral advertisement leaf precede title-page; four integral advertisement leaves at end (verso of last leaf blank); pp.423+[i (blank)]+[viii]; brownish black fine weave cloth blocked with publisher's ‘B Ltd' and mushroom device blind on back cover, ruled red and silver, lettered red on front cover and spine; t.e. red. Slight foxing of fore- and lower- edges, very slight on prelims.; otherwise a very nice copy in frayed dust-wrapper preserved in a loose paper-backed clear plastic chemise.



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HANLEY (James). Resurrexit Dominus. Privately printed, no place, no publisher, no printer, 1934. Med.8vo; title-page printed in black and scarlet; bevelled full parchment, black leather spine label ruled and lettered gilt; t.e.g., others uncut; text-paper end-papers. Fine copy.

One of a total edition limited to 110 copies (99 for sale to subscribers, and 11 for presentation), printed on English hand-made paper.

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HANLEY (James). Stoker Bush. 1935, Chatto and Windus. Sm.cr.8vo; printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.[iv]+[309]+[i (blank)]+[ii]; dark green cloth, blocked and lettered yellow on spine; lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Second issue, the first issue having the spine blocked and lettered gilt. The dust-wrapper is identical with that of the first issue, except that the price has been clipped from the front flap, and a publisher's label added to the spine designating this ‘Cheap edition 3/6 Net'. This copy was purchased from the publisher's file, and bears their small File Copy label on the spine of the dust-wrapper.

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HANLEY (James). The secret Journey. 1936, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; pp.[viii]+569+[i (printer's imprint)]; pale grey slightly rough cloth, lettered and with taper rule gilt on spine; t.e.grey, lower-edges rough trimmed. Some mottled fading of covers; otherwise a fine copy in chipped and darkened dust-wrapper.

The second volume of ‘The Furys' trilogy. This copy was purchased from the publisher's file, and has their label on the spine of the dust-wrapper designating it as the ‘Prod[uctio]n. Office Copy'.

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HANLEY (James). Sailor's Song. Nicholson & Watson, 1943. Blank, and leaf bearing advertisements on verso, precede half-title page and serve as end-papers; final blank; orange small patterned cloth lettered black up spine. Slight marking of covers, otherwise a very nice copy.



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HANLEY (James). Sailor's Song. Nicholson & Watson, 1943. Blank and advertisement leaf before half-title; final blank; wrappers, printed in light and dark green on sides, in dark green on spine. A nice copy.

This issue in wrappers was produced for circulation to the Allied fighting forces, and was not intended for sale to the public. Subsequently unsold copies were remaindered, and had a slip authorising sale pasted onto the front wrapper. The present copy is of the first issue in wrappers, without this slip.

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HANLEY (James). Sailor's Song. Nicholson & Watson, 1943. Blank and advertisement leaf before half-title; final blank; wrappers, printed in light and dark green on sides, in dark green on spine. Good copy.

This issue in wrappers was produced for issue to the Allied fighting forces and was not initially intended for sale to the public. The present copy is of the remainder issue, bearing the publisher's slip on the front cover authorising its sale by W.H. Smith.

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HANLEY (James). Selected stories. Maurice Fridberg, Dublin: London, 1947. Double f'cap 16mo; blank before half-title, two at end, the first and last serving as free end-papers; cream wrappers printed in olive brown and black. A few small corners creased; otherwise a generally nice copy in frayed dust-wrapper strengthened with clear tape on verso, and darkened on the spine. Uncommon.

Issued as volume [?12] in the Hour-Glass Library Edited by Reginald Moore. Two of the stories are here first collected. The collation of the volume is extremely curious: [A]16, B10, C16, D10, E16.

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HANLEY (James). A Kingdom. Andre Deutsch, 1978. Double extra cr.16mo; blank before half-title; pp.[ii]+[201]+[i (blank)]; deep sea-green cloth-textured boards, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device, gilt, on spine. Near fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The publisher's Production File Copy, so rubber-stamped on front end-paper. An uncommon title.

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HANLIN (Tom). Once In every Lifetime By Tom Hanlin First prize winner of Big Ben Books Competition 1944. London, 1945 [on verso of title: Big Ben Books . . . Published by Wells, Gardner Darton & Co., Ltd.]. Double f'cap 16mo; leaf bearing blurb precedes half-title page; two integral advertisement leaves at end; glazed white wrappers printed outside in green and black in series style, cut flush; issued without end-papers. Poor quality paper, very slightly embrowned at margins; otherwise a fine copy.

A love story, starting with a mining accident, written by a miner from the West Coast of Scotland. A book now dificult to find.

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HARDY (Thomas). A changed man The waiting supper And other tales Concluding with The romantic adventures Of a milkmaid. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1913. Lge.post 8vo; photogravure frontispiece printed in sepia, with tissue guard; double spread map, followed by integral advertisement leaf at end; vertically ribbed dark green cloth, blocked and with monogram gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Slight foxing of end-papers; otherwise an extremely fine copy in a dust-wrapper slightly faded, frayed, and chipped on spine.

Purdy, pp.151-157. Issued as Volume XVIII of The Wessex Novels. Unlike the later volumes of the poems, Hardy fiction in dust-wrapper is rare.

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HARDY (Thomas). Life and art by Thomas Hardy: Essays notes and Letters collected For the first time. With introduction by Ernest Brennecke Jr. Greenberg Publisher, New York, 1925. Lge.med.8vo; title-page and following conjugate leaf showing half-tone facsimile of ms., on plate paper; title-page printed in black and sepia, with hitherto unpublished oval portrait of Hardy, from a photograph; pp.viii (including plate paper leaves)+140; bevelled greyish brown buckram, cream spine label printed in dark reddish brown; t.e.g., others uncut; chocolate brown laid end-papers; spare label tipped on to back paste-down. Slight fading of spine, and label a trifle rubbed and dusty; a few leaves opened a trifle roughly; otherwise a very nice copy in rather chipped, fragile, and dissected dust-wrapper preserved in a loose paper backed plastic chemise.

One of an edition limited to 2,000 numbered copies. Pieces written between 1865 and 1923 and here first collected from periodicals and magazines. They vary in length from extended essays to short paragraphs.

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[HARDY (Thomas, O.M.)]. [Cover title:] Westminster Abbey. The Funeral Service Of The late Thomas Hardy, O.M. Monday, January 16th, 1928. 2 p.m. Pp.[9 (inclding title)]+[i (blank)], wire-stitched at centre. Ink signatue on upper margin of title-page (v. note); two faint folds (probably where posted); slight dusting to outer corners of outside pages, small top fore-corner creased; slight foxing to final page; otherwise a fine copy.

"Oliver Onions" copy, so signed on the first upper margin.

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HARDY (Thomas). Old Mrs. Chundle: A Short Story. New York, Crosby Gaige, 1929. Sm.f'cap 4to; text-paper binder's blank at front and back; two blanks before half-title; woodcut vignette on title; fly-title follows title; head and tailpiece to text; limitation leaf followed by blank at end; pp.[viii]+27+[v]; quarter very dark grey-green cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on flat spine, off-white boards printed with pattern in cerise and blackish green; a.e. uncut; text-paper end-papers. Boards very slightly darkened towards top edges; otherwise a fine copy.

One of 700 numbered copies for sale out of an issue of 742 copies printed upon Zanders hand-made paper, of a total edition limited to 755 copies. Printed by D.B. Updike at The Merrymount Press, Boston, in January, 1929. A story written c. 1888-90, and here first printed in book form. Purdy, pp.267-8. The only edition.

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HARDY (Thomas). Thomas Hardy's Notebooks And Some Letters from Julia Augusta Martin. Edited with Notes by Evelyn Hardy. 1955, The Hogarth Press. Blank before half-title; half-tone frontispiece and one plate; one facsimile on text paper; maroon boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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[HARDY (Thomas).]. Tryphena And Thomas Hardy By Lois Deacon with an introduction by Richard Curle And an account of an interview between J. Stevens Cox And Mrs Eleanor Tryphena Bromell (Tryphena's daughter). Published by J. Stevens Cox, The Toucan Press, Beaminster, Dorset, 1962. Cr.8vo format, one gathering, 32pp., wire-stitched; portrait frontispiece and 4pp. illustrations, on text-paper; final blank; white wrappers printed black and blue on front, with publisher's advertisements in black on back. Fine copy.



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HARLAND (Henry). The lady Paramount. John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1902. 8pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[327]+[i (blank)]+[viii]; mottled blue fine rough buckram, ruled blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Slight cracking of front end-papers; a very little scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.



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HARLAND (Henry). My friend Prospero. John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1904. Leaf blank except for signature mark ‘A' precedes half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+[315]+[i (blank)]+[4]; vertically ribbed yellow-green cloth, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. green; text-paper end-papers. Slight wear to head and tail of spine, and cloth generally somewhat rubbed; a very good copy, nonetheless.

The first issue of the text, later copies having an American copyright notice rubber-stamped on the verso of the title-page. A minor binding variant, copies also being known with the spine ruled blind and with the fore- and lower- edges uncut. "Perhaps a genuine literary memorial to Rolfe [‘Baron Corvo'] occurs in Henry Harland's novels, for both "The Cardinal's Snuffbox" and "My Friend Prospero" owe some of their Italian colour and detail to Rolfe, who certainly claimed both as his own children." - Pp.xxxii-xxxiii of Shane Leslie's Introduction to the 1924 edition of ‘In His Own Image'. The present title includes a quotation from Rolfe on p.227. Sadleir, 1132, noting no variants.

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HARLAND (Henry). My friend Prospero. John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1904. Leaf blank except for signature mark ‘A' precedes half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+[315]+[i (blank)]+[4]; vertically ribbed yellow-green cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. green, others uncut; text-paper end-papers. Darker green stain to top fore-corner of front cover; inscription dated ‘April 27 1904' on front paste-down; some foxing to first and last few leaves; otherwise a very nice copy.

The first issue of the text, later copies having an American copyright notice rubber-stamped on the verso of the title-page. A minor binding variant, copies also being known with the spine ruled gilt and with the fore- and lower- edges trimmed. "Perhaps a genuine literary memorial to Rolfe [‘Baron Corvo'] occurs in Henry Harland's novels, for both "The Cardinal's Snuffbox" and "My Friend Prospero" owe some of their Italian colour and detail to Rolfe, who certainly claimed both as his own children." - Pp.xxxii-xxxiii of Shane Leslie's Introduction to the 1924 edition of ‘In His Own Image'. The present title includes a quotation from Rolfe on p.227. Sadleir, 1132, noting no variants; not in Wolff.

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HARLAND (Henry). The Royal End: A romance. Hutchinson & Co., 1909. Blank before half-title; title-page printed in old rose and black; pp.[viii]+[320]; 32pp. publisher's list at end, headed ‘Preliminary Announcements For the Spring of 1909'; royal blue diagonally fine-ribbed cloth, ruled white, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. A reading copy only. Scarce.

Sadleir, 1134, listing an apparently similar copy with a catalogue dated February 1909; Wolff, 3007 listing an otherwise similar later copy in brilliant purple diagonally fine ribbed cloth and with advertisements dated 1913.

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HARRADEN (Beatrice). Interplay. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, 1908. Pp.[iv]+416; publisher's inserted 40pp.Catalogue at end, dated August 1908; blue rough buckram, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Front end-paper lacking; otherwise a fine copy.

Wolff, 3010.

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HARRADEN (Beatrice). Out of the Wreck I Rise. Thomas Nelson and Sons, London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Leeds, Melbourne, and New York; Leipzig: 35-37 Königstrasse; Paris: 189, rue Saint-Jacques, 1912. Sm.double cr.16mo; half-title not called for; full-colour frontispiece after W.H. Margetson; diagonally fine ribbed blue cloth blocked and lettered blind on front cover, ruled and blocked blind, lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with illustration pale lime green, in series style. Virtually fine copy.

Issued as a volume in Nelson's 2/- Series of New Novels, a fact stated only on the dust-wrapper not here present.

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HARRADEN (Beatrice). The Guiding thread. Methuen & Co. Ltd, 36 Essex |Street W.C., London, 1916. 4pp. integral advertisements followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end (last page blank); pp.[iv]+348+[iv]; scarlet fine linen grain cloth, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Some foxing; inscription on front paste-down; otherwise a nice copy.

This title not in Wolff.

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HARRIS (Frank). Great days. London: John Lane the Bodley Head; Toronto: Bell & Cockburn, 1914. Two integral advertisement leaves followed by blank at end; pp.[viii]+338+[iv]+[ii]; purple faint beaded linen grain cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. purple. Spine and edges of covers slightly darkened; extensive very faint foxing of prelims.; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce title.

A novel.

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HARRIS (Joel Chandler). The bishop and the Bogie-man. With illustrations by Charlotte Harding. John Murray, Albemarle Street, W., 1909. Frontispiece, and seven plates; final blank; deep pink linen-effect rough buckram, flat spine, lettered purple on front cover and spine, ruled and elaborately blocked brown on front cover, blocked brown on spine. Faint vertical crease in spine; top margins of some plates a little darkened; otherwise a very nice copy.

Blanck, 7161 refers. First English edition, published, according to Blanck, two months after the American edition; according to the English Catalogue of Books this is an error, and the time difference may have been no more than a few days. The American title, which is also very considerably more extended, reads ‘Booger-man', this being the version of the word used also throughout the text in the English edition, a publisher's Note being there added in explanation of the altered title.

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HARTLEY (L.P.). Simonetta Perkins. G.P. Putnam's Sons, Ltd, September 1925. Blank before half-title; quarter buckram, lettered gilt on spine, decorative boards. Corners of boards worn; back end-papers a trifle marked; otherwise a nice copy.



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HARTLEY (L.P.). The Hireling. Hamish Hamilton, London, 1957. Double cr.16mo; two blanks before half-title, two at end; pp.[iv]+[248]+[iv]; green cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered silver on spine. Nice copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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HARTLEY (L.P.). Two for the River. Hamish Hamilton, 1961. Doublepost 16mo; scarlet boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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HARTLEY (L.P.). The brickfield. A novel. Hamish Hamilton, 1964. Lge.double cr.16mo; sea-green boards, blocked with publisher's monogram device, and lettered, gilt on spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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HARTLEY (L.P.). The will And the way. Hamish Hamilton, London, 1973. Extra double cr.16mo; two blanks at end; pp.[iv]+184+[iv]; mulberry cloth textured boards, blocked with publisher's initials device and lettered gilt down spine. Faint mark on front free end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper tape-marked on verso.

An uncommon late title.

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HAWKES (Jacquetta). Why the Past is always Present. 1972, Chatto & Windus. Double f'cap 8vo; pp.32; printed throughout in black and green; numerous illustrations on text-paper; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black and blue; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Issued in the series ‘The Just Why Books' under the general editorship of the author.

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HAWKES (John). Travesty. 1976 Chatto & Windus London. Double lge.post 16mo; advertisement leaf with epigraphs on verso follows half-title; illustrated title-page; pp.128; hammered charcoal cloth-textured boards lettered, blocked, and with publisher's monogram gilt down spine. Virtually fine copy in slightly frayed and torn and minutely chipped dust-wrapper, now preserved in a loose paper-backed clear-plastic chemise.

The publisher's File Copy with their bookplate to this effect on the front end-paper. First edition, English issue: printed in the U.S.A., and imported into England as sheets. The third volume of the trilogy including ‘The Blood Oranges' and ‘Death, Sleep and the Traveler'.

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HAWKES (John). Adventures In the Alaskan Skin Trade. No place, no date, no publisher [London, Chatto & Windus, 1985]. Extra lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; first page of text preceded by half-title with blurb, double-spread title-page with advertisement on recto of first leaf, dedication leaf, and fly-title; pp.396; white paper wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in purple and black; made up without end-papers. Fine copy.

Uncorrected Proof, so stated on the cover, which also gives the publisher's name, the scheduled publication date as ‘February' [no year, but in fact 1986], and the scheduled Size as 9" X 6". The present printing, which is in a smaller type size than that of the published book, measures 8 1/8" X 5 1/2". The published book measured 8 3/4" X 5 3/4" (text) and 9" X 6" (covers). The present printing is on better paper!

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HAWKES (John). Whistlejacket. Secker and Warburg, London, 1989. Very lge.12mo format, perfect bound; advertisement leaf follows half-title; three blanks at end; pp.[x]+194+[vi]; dark charcoal fine cloth-textured boards lettered gilt down and on spine; black end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper slightly worn at lower fore-corners.

First English edition of a book published in America in 1988.

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HAWTHORNE (Nathaniel). Miscellaneous Prose and verse Edited by Thomas Woodson, Claude M. Simpson, L. Neal Smith. Ohio State University Press, 1994 [i.e., 1995]. Med.8vo; series title precedes half-title; pp.[xii]+787+[i (blank)]; light grey cloth blocked and lettered gilt, panelled black, on spine; white head- and tail- bands. Fine copy. Issued without a dust-wrapper.

Review copy, with the review slip, loosely laid in, giving the date of publication as April 1995 and the published price as US $95.00. Issued as the XXIIIrd and last volume of The Centenary Edition of the Works. This volume is devoted to work previously unpublished or uncollected, work not previously published in its entirety, scholarly and research materials, etc.

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HAY (Ian [i.e., John Hay Beith].). Carrying On- After The First Hundred Thousand. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1917. Deep yellow-green patterned sand grain cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Spine slightly faded, otherwise fine.

A war novel, sequel to ‘The First Hundred Thousand: Being the Unofficial Chronicle of a Unit of "K(1)."', which appeared in 1915. Hay, in a Note at the beginning of the present volume, disclaims any intention of continuing the story into a third volume. A further sequel, ‘The Last Million', was to appear, however, in 1919.

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HAYMAN (Ronald). Literature And living: A Consideration of Katherine Mansfield & Virginia Woolf. [On verso of title-page:] Published and printed by the Covent Garden Press Ltd 1972. Lge.f'cap 4to format, one gathering, 24pp., wire-stitched; blank before half-title, blank at end; dark green wrappers, cut flush, printed light green on front and inside wrappers. Fine copy.

One of a total edition of 600 copies. Issued as Number Three of the Covent Garden Essays Edited by Ronald Hayman.

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HAYMAN (Ronald). Literature And living: A Consideration of Katherine Mansfield & Virginia Woolf. [On verso of title-page:] Published and printed by the Covent Garden Press Ltd 1972. Lge.f'cap 4to format, one gathering, 24pp., wire-stitched; blank before half-title, blank at end; dark green wrappers, cut flush, printed light green on front and inside wrappers. Fine copy.

One of 100 copies numbered and signed by the author. Issued as Number Three of the Covent Garden Essays Edited by Ronald Hayman.

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HAYNES (E.S.P., Late Scholar of Balliol College, Oxford). Standards of taste In art. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1904. Sm.Roy.16mo in half sheets; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.62+[ii]; green wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the inside wrappers bearing series advertisements; two end-papers each at front and back, the outer not pasted down. Wrappers slightly chipped at head and tail of spine and corners; poor quality paper lightly embrowned throughout; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, inscribed in the author's holograph in pencil: 1. on the first front end-paper, "To Michael & / Ted / My first published / book"; 2. on the dedication leaf, identifying the dedicatee "C.L.S." as "Charlotte Leigh Smith"; 3. on the title-page, adding the word "April" before the date. Issued as No.18 of ‘The Vigo Cabinet Series', this being the latest volume advertised. Nelson, 1904.1, but an anomalous copy, smaller in format than the generality of the series, and with end-papers, obviously original, not included in any other wrappered volume in the series that we have seen: (?)conceivably a proof. It is trimmed to the size that would have been required for the cloth issue: of this title, however, no cloth copies were in fact published.

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HEANEY (Seamus). Extending the Alphabet: On Christopher Marlowe's "Hero and Leander". The Pratt Lecture, 1993 By Seamus Heaney, Harvard University. Department of English, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1994. Demy 8vo format, 20pp., wire-stitched into white card wrappers, cut flush, glazed and printed on front wrapper in black and red, on back wrapper in red; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Fine copy.



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HEARD (Gerald). Man The master. Faber and Faber, 1942. Lge.post 8vo; final blank; dark red fine weave cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. One or two leaves opened a little roughly; otherwise a fine copy in chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

Political psychology.

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HEARN (Lafcadio). The ro-Mance Of the Milky Way And other Studies. Stories. Archibald, [sic] Constable & Company, Ltd., 1906. Blank and advertisement leaf precede half-title; final blank; black cloth blocked red, lettered black through red on spine and front cover, lettered gilt on spine, blocked red on back cover; t.e. red, others uncut. Spine slightly dull, enamel a trifle rubbed; otherwise very nice.

First edition, English issue: American sheets with a cancel title-page. The verso of the title bears the legend "Published in October 1905".

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[HEARN (Lafcadio).]. One of Cleopatra's nights And Other fantastic romances By Theophile Gautier. Maclaren and Company, 1907. Vignette title-page; final blank; light brown cloth blocked red and black, lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Two leaves badly opened, and one or two minor faults, but in general a nice copy.

Apparently the first English edition of a title published in America in 1882. A scarce edition from a small publisher, and not listed in Blanck.

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[HEARN (Lafcadio).]. Tales from Gautier. With a preface by George Saintsbury. Eveleigh Nash & Grayson Limited, 1927. Title-page printed in red and black; final blank; dark violet coarse buckram lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on spine. Spine faded; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Except that ‘Omphale' is excluded, the text is a reprint of ‘One of Cleopatra's Nights and Other Fantastic Romances', New York, 1882, with the addition of Saintsbury's Preface which is here first published. Blanck, 4, p.102.

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HEATH-STUBBS (John). The Darkling plain: A study of the later fortunes Of romanticism in English poetry From George Darley to W.B. Yeats. Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1950. Demy 8vo; final blank; pinkish red boards, lettered gilt on spine. Very light foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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HECHT (Ben). Erik Dorn. G.P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Pres, New York and London, 1921. 4pp. integral advertisements followed by blank at end; yellow-green cloth ruled and lettered orange on front cover and spine. Slight general wear to covers; one or two minor faults internally; but a very good copy.

The author's first novel, preceded only by a play published the previous year.

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HECHT (Ben). Gargoyles. Boni and Liveright, New York, 1922. Two blanks at end; yellow buckram, blocked and lettered black on front cover and spine. Light foxing of edges, and very slight light foxing of prelims; otherwise a nice copy.

A very striking cover design, in bright state.

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HECHT (Ben). A Jew In Love. The Fortune Press, 12 Buckingham Palace Road, N.D. [1934]. Half-title not called for; purple boards, lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut; very thin paper end-papers. Spine very slightly faded, and gilt oxydised; final gathering included twice; otherwise a nice copy.



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HECHT (Ben). The Sensualists. Anthony Blond, 1960. Double cr.16mo; red boards lettered gilt down spine. End-papers slightly marked, otherwise a fine copy in slightly embrowned dust-wrapper.

First English edition.

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HECHT (Ben). Letters from Bohemia. Hammond, Hammond & Company, 1965. Demy 8vo; charcoal boards blocked and lettered silver on spine. Fine copy in slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

First English edition. Published posthumously.

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HELLER (Joseph). Good As Gold. Jonathan Cape, 1979. Double demy 16mo; blue boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. salmon; grey end-papers. Head of spine and one corner slightly bruised; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

English first edition. Apart from the prelims., and despite the slight reduction in size, printed from the same negatives as the American trade edition.

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HELLER (Joseph). Good As Gold. Simon and Schuster, New York, 1979. Double med.16mo, perfect-bound; leaf bearing small vignette precedes title page; half-title not called for; black cloth lettered blind on front cover, gilt on spine; yellowish brown textured end-papers; black and white headband. Fine copy in dust-wrapper

First trade edition. This copy has the publisher's device printed in black on the lower-edges.

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HEMINGWAY (Ernest). In our time. Stories. Jonathan Cape 30 Bedford square, 1926. Blank before half-title, three at end; blue cloth blocked and lettered white on spine; lower-edges uncut. Fine copy.

The second binding. Issued originally in light green buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, ruled blind on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered, gilt on spine, in standard style, as No.5 in ‘The Story Series' - a fact noted only on the dust-wrapper. Connolly, Modern Movement, 49.

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HEMINGWAY (Ernest). A farewell to arms. Jonathan Cape, 1929. Final blank; deep pink cloth blocked blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in frayed and slightly marked dust-wrapper.

Connolly, Modern Movement, 60.

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HEMINGWAY (Ernest). Death In the afternoon. With a frontispiece from a painting By Juan Gris: The Bullfighter And eighty-one reproductions from photographs. Jonathan Cape 30 Bedford Square, 1932. Demy 8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title; frontispiece in full colour; sixty-four pages of plates printed with text on versos; light brown coarse cloth blocked blind on back cover, lettered black on front cover and spine; t.e. black, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Front cover slightly marked; otherwise in general a nice copy.



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HEMINGWAY (Ernest). Death In the afternoon. With a frontispiece from a painting By Juan Gris: The Bullfighter And eighty-one reproductions from photographs. Jonathan Cape 30 Bedford Square, 1932. Demy 8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title; frontispiece in full colour; sixty-four pages of plates printed with text on versos; light brown coarse cloth blocked blind on back cover, lettered black on front cover and spine; t.e. black, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Nice copy.



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HEMINGWAY (Ernest). Winner Take Nothing. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1933. Blank before half-title, blank at end; black buckram, recessed blind panel on front cover with gilt paper onlay printed in black, gilt spine label printed in black; t.e. brick red, uncut fore-edges. Spine label very slightly darkened, but a very nice copy.

The correct first edition, the verso of the title-page bearing the publisher's code letter ‘A'.

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HEMINGWAY (Ernest). Green Hills of Africa. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, London, 1936. Extra cr.8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; advertisement and wood-engraved vignette on verso of half-title; tail-pieces and double-spread head-pieces throughout; pp.284+[ii]; light sage green fine rough-effect buckram blocked with publisher's initials device and lettered gilt on spine; t.e light green, lower-edges uncut. Spine and edges of covers faded, and covers otherwise somewhat mottled; inscription dated ‘4 Mai 1936' on front end-paper and bookseller's ticket of ‘Brentano's / Booksellers & Stationers / Paris' on back paste-down; otherwise a fine copy of one of the scarcer titles.

First English edition of a book published in America in the preceding year.

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HEMINGWAY (Ernest). [Cover title:] The Spanish War. Fact: A monograph a month - number sixteen. [On inside front cover:] [15th] July 1938. Sm.cr.8vo; map in text; pp.[100 (including wrappers)]; half-title and title leaves not called for; white thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black and orange on front wrapper and spine, in black on pp.2, 99, and 100; issued without end-papers. Slight foxing of prelims. and edges; neat contemporary ownership inscription inside front wrapper; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Hemingway's Monograph, together with the two page introduction by Raymond Postgate, occupies pp.3-72; pp.84-97 carries an article on Hitler by Jack Lindsay; the remaining pages being filled with book reviews and advertisements.

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[HEMINGWAY (Ernest).]. All the brave By Louis Quintanilla. Preface by Ernest Hemingway. Text by Elliot Paul and Jay Allen. Modern Age Books, New York, 1939. Demy 4to; half-title not called for; page bearing blurb on recto frontispiece on verso precedes title-page; numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.29+[91 (not paginated)]; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black and maroon; issued without end-papers. One preliminary opening lightly embrowned; wrappers scuffed a little at points and edges, and unobtrusively creased; otherwise a nice copy.

The first edition trade issue. This and the de luxe issue include four original lithographs by Quintanilla not included in reprints.

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HEMINGWAY (Ernest). For whom The bell tolls. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, 1941. Lge.cr.8vo; final blank; deep marina blue Sundour cloth, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. blue, lower-edges uncut. T.e. faded; otherwise in general nice.



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HEMINGWAY (Ernest). Across the river And Into the trees. Jonathan Cape, 1950. Final blank; sea-green cloth blocked red on front cover, panelled red, blocked and lettered silver on spine. Spine spotted and faded; otherwise a nice copy.

Precedes the American edition.

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HEMINGWAY (Ernest). A moveable feast. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square London, 1964. Double cr.16mo; pp.[192]; charcoal fine cloth-textured boards, blocked with publisher's initials device, ruled, and lettered, gilt on spine; t.e. orange; end-papers printed with a marbled pattern in grey. Light marking of edges; otherwise a nice copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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HEMINGWAY (Ernest). Islands in The stream. A novel. Collins, 1970. Double demy 16mo; final blank; blue and black mixed weave effect textured boards, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; pale blue end-papers printed with map in dark blue. Fine copy in price clipped dust-wrapper faded on spine.



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HEMINGWAY (Ernest). Selected Letters 1917-1961 Edited by Carlos Baker. Granada, 1981. Double roy.16mo; [xxviii]+948; brown cloth, lettered silver on spine; brown and white head and tail bands; end-papers printed with facsimiles. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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HEMINGWAY (Ernest). Hemingway in love and war: The Lost Diary Of Agnes von Kurowsky, Her Letters, and Correspondence Of Ernest Hemingway / [by] Henry Serrano Villard [and] James Nagel. Northeastern University Press, Boston, 1989. Double med.16mo; double-spread title utilising verso of half-title; numerous illustrations in text; pp.[xvi]+303+[i (blank)]; pale grey-green fine weave cloth, blocked blind on front cover, lettered silver on and down spine; brown and white head and tail bands. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Besides Kurowsky's Diary and letters, and Villard's reminiscences (he was with the two principals in Milan in 1918, where he occupied the hospital room next to Hemingway), the volume contains fourteen long letters from Hemingway to his family, only four of which have previously been published. Essential background texts to ‘A Farewell to Arms'.

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HENRY (O. [i.e., William Sydney Porter]). Heart of the West. New York, The McClure Company, 1907. Chocolate buckram blocked grey and green, lettered and ruled white, on spine and front cover; lower-edges uncut. Covers worn; shaken; text nice.

‘Published October, 1907' on verso of title.

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HENRY (O. [i.e., William Sydney Porter]). Postscripts. With an Introduction By Florence Stratton. Publishers Harper & Brothers, New York, 1923. Red cloth ruled gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine and front cover. Gilt largely oxydised on spine, otherwise a fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

The first issue binding, but the English issue, the inside front flap of the dust-wrapper having the top corner (which presumably carried the dollar price) clipped away, and bearing at the head the rubber-stamped price ‘7s 6d / net'. Merle Johnson/Blanck, 4th edn., p.421, not noticing the English variant.

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HENRY (O. [i.e., William Sydney Porter]). O. Henry encore: Stories and illustrations By O. Henry - Usually Under The Name The Post Man - Discovered And Edited by Mary Sunlocks Harrell. Hodder and Stoughton At St. Paul's House in the City of London, 1939. Extra cr.8vo; numerous illustrations in text; final blank; pp.285+[iii]; bright sky-blue cloth ruled, blocked, and lettered black on spine. Spine a little darkened, and cloth generally a trifle mottled; barely visible restoration to cloth at head of spine; two or three small fox-spots on edges; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

First English edition issued some three and a half months after the American edition. Blanck, 16307 refers. All the material is here first collected.

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HENTY (G.A.). Out with Garibaldi: A story of The liberation of Italy. With eight illustrations by W. Rainey, R.I. London, Blackie & Son, Limited, 50 Old Bailey, E.C [sic], Glasgow and Dublin, 1901. Fine half-tone frontispiece, and seven plates; two maps on text paper; 32pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end; sea-green buckram, blocked black, orange-red, buff, and pale khaki, lettered black and gilt on front cover, blocked black, orange-red, and buff, lettered black and gilt, on spine; a.e. olivine; light grey-brown surface-paper end-papers. Long neat contemporary prize inscription on front pastedown; prelims. foxed; otherwise a near-fine copy.

Newbolt, 98.1, recording grey surface-paper end-papers; blue instead of sea-green cloth (which may be a variation in our colour-vision), and olive-green blocking on the front cover instead of the khaki listed above. The inscription on the paste-down of the present copy is dated 1901, the date borne by the title-page. The ‘C' of ‘E.C' in the title-page address is in the wrong font, as noted by Newbolt.

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HENTY (G.A.). Queen Victoria: Scenes from her Life and Reign. Blackie & Son Limited, London Glasgow Dublin Bombay, N.D. [1901]. F'cap 8vo; half-tone portrait frontispiece; numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.260; purple buckram, blocked gilt, blocked and lettered white, on front cover, ruled and blocked white, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated grey-fawn. Spine slightly faded and dull; otherwise a very nice copy.

Third issue, identical with the first, except for the coloured end-papers, the absence of a date on the title-page, and the presence there of the word ‘Bombay' in the publisher's imprint. Blackie's opened their Bombay office during the course of 1901. This issue not in Dartt or Newbolt, both of whom do, however, record in detail the first issue, which was published in February. In the present copy the ‘h' of ‘her' on the title-page is not battered. In some otherwise identical copies it is.

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HENTY (G.A.). Queen Victoria: Scenes from her Life and Reign. Blackie & Son Limited, London Glasgow Dublin Bombay, N.D. [1901]. F'cap 8vo; half-tone portrait frontispiece; numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.260; purple buckram, blocked gilt, blocked and lettered white, on front cover, ruled and blocked white, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated grey-fawn. Spine slightly faded and dull; otherwise a very nice copy.

Fourth issue, identical with the first, except for the coloured end-papers, the absence of a date on the title-page, and the presence there of the word ‘Bombay' in the publisher's imprint. Blackie's opened their Bombay office during the course of 1901. This issue not in Dartt or Newbolt, both of whom do, however, record in detail the first issue, which was published in February. In the present copy the ‘h' of ‘her' on the title-page is battered.

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HENTY (G.A.). Through three campaigns A story of Chitral, Tirah, and Ashantee. Illustrated by Wal Paget. Blackie & Son, Limited, 1904. Frontispiece, seven plates, and three maps; publisher's 32pp. inserted catalogue at end; red bevelled cloth, lettered gilt, pictorially blocked black, olive, and greenish-fawn on spine and front cover; olivine edges; grey faced end-papers. Cloth of spine faded; otherwise a very nice copy.

Dartt, p.138; Newbolt TTC3.

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HENTY (G.A.). By conduct and courage: A Story of the days of Nelson. Illustrated by William Rainey, R.I. Blackie and Son Limited, 1905 [i.e., Winter, 1904]. Frontispiece and seven plates; pp.384; publisher's inserted catalogue, 32pp. plus 8pp, inserted plates, at end; bevelled green buckram lettered gilt on spine and front cover, blocked pictorially flesh-pink, brown, black, and gilt on front cover, flesh-pink, brown, and black on spine; a.e. olivine; end-papers faced grey. Very nearly a fine copy.

A neat and very welcome inscription on the back of the frontispiece makes clear that this copy was issued before Christmas 1904. Dartt, pp.27-8, records only copies in red cloth, which are, presumably, of later issue. Dartt notes that in some copies the sub-title reads ‘A story of Nelson's days', and that the text is either paginated 1 - 382 or 11 - 384. Numbering in the present copy, however, begins not with the first page of text as implied by Dartt, but with the first leaf following the title, which is numbered '5', each of the subsequent prelims. being printed and numbered on the rectos only.

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HEPPENSTALL (Rayner). The Double Image: Mutations of Christian mythology in the Work of four French Catholic writers of To-day and yesterday. Secker & Warburg, 1947. Final blank serving as paste-down; rich brown cloth lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

With the publisher's review slip loosely inserted (giving the publication date as 15th May).

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HEPPENSTALL (Rayner). Leon Bloy. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1954. Demy 8vo; final blank; pp.[64]; pale fawn cloth, blocked and lettered in black on front cover, lettered black down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Issued as a volume in the series ‘Studies in Modern European Literature and Thought'. Published simultaneously with the smaller format English edition. Presentation copy, with a card bearing the author's signed holograph presentation inscription mounted on the front end-paper.

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HEPPENSTALL (Rayner). Raymond Roussel: A critical guide. Calder and Boyars, 1966. Double post 16mo; burgundy boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Issued as a volume in the ‘French Surrealist Series'.

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HERBERT (A.P.). The Secret battle. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1919. Publisher's catalogue, 31pp., at end, dated 27/6/19 at foot of p.31, p.32 blank; red linen grain cloth, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Spine a little faded, otherwise a near-fine copy.

Fabes, p.101, records three issues of this book: one as this, but with the catalogue dated 1/12/18; and two issues he records as later, both with undated 32pp. catalogues, one of them being a binding variant blocked and lettered black on spine. The present state is not recorded by Fabes, and would seem to represent either a variant of the first issue, or an unrecorded second issue, depending whether the book was in fact published before or after late June 1919.

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HERBERT (A.P.). The Secret battle. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1919. Publisher's catalogue, 32pp., at end, undated; red linen grain cloth, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Spine a little faded, slight foxing of prelims. and edges; otherwise a fine copy.

Fabes, p.101 lists this as his second issue: but v. note to preceding entry.

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HERBERT (A.P.). The trials of Topsy. 1928, T. Fisher Unwin Ltd., Bouverie House, Fleet Street, E.C.4. Post 8vo; lime green cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Cloth faded; otherwise a fine copy.

Fabes, p.102. One of the last books published by Fisher Unwin.

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HERBERT (A.P.). Topsy, M.P. Ernest Benn Limited, 1929. Green cloth lettered and blocked gilt on spine. Near fine copy in chipped and frayed dust-wrapper strengthened with clear tape on verso.



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HERBERT (A.P.). The water gipsies. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, 1930. Pp.[viii]+392; publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue at end dated at end ‘330'; rough light green cloth, blocked black on sides and spine, lettered black on front cover and spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Light foxing of prelims. and edges; otherwise a nice copy.

The first issue, with ‘330' at the end of the advertisements - this corresponding with the date of the dedication. This, and The Secret Battle are Herbert's major works.

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HERBERT (A.P.). Holy deadlock. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1934. Post 8vo; pp.[viii]+[312]; Light brown wrappers, cut flush, lettered in ink on front cover. Front pastedown wrinkled due to a binding fault; one or two very small corners turned; otherwise a nice copy.

Proof copy.

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HERBERT (A.P). [Cover title:]. Letter to the Electors of Oxford University From A.P. Herbert, New College 1910-1914. Independent national Candidate, General Election, November, 1935. [Inside back cover:] Printed by R.J. Acford, Ltd., 1 Little London Chichester, and Published by A.P. Herbert, 12 Hammersmith Terrace, Hammersmith, London, W.6., N.D. [1935]. One gathering, 16pp. including covers, lge.f'cap 8vo, wire-stitched; issued without prelims. Very nice copy.



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HERBERT (A.P.). The Ayes have it: The Story of the Marriage Bill. Methuen & Co. Ltd., London, 1937. Pp.[xii]+[240]; orange cloth lettered bright blue on spine. Virtually fine copy.

The history of how ‘The Matrimonial Causes Act, 1937' came to be sponsored and shepherded through parliament by Herbert - and also, incidentally, of how he came to be elected as an independent member for Oxford University in 1935: written with the intention of giving an accurate picture of the workings of the House of Commons from the viewpoint of a naive - but effective - insider. Historically fascinating!

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HERBERT (A.P.). "Well, anyhow . . . " Or, little talks. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1942. Deep orange buckram ruled and lettered blue on spine. Fine copy.



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HERBERT (A.P.). Bardot M.P.? And other Modern Misleading Cases Reported, and edited, by A.P. Herbert. Methuen & Co Ltd, 11 New Fetter Lane, London EC4, 1964. Brown boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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HERDMAN (John). A truth lover. 1973 Akros Pub- lications, Preston. Demy 8vo; red buckram lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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HERGESHEIMER (Joseph). The Three Black Pennys. A Novel. London, William Heinemann, 1918. Pp.[viii]+312; publisher's inserted catalogue at end, 14pp., the final leaf having been excised, apparently before issue; light bluish lilac patterned sand grain cloth blocked and lettered black on spine, blocked blind on back cover; lower-edges uncut. Very good copy.

First English edition.

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HERSEY (John). A Bell for Adano. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1944. Imp.16mo, gathered in half sheets; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; mottled light greenish grey smooth cloth, blocked and lettered with publisher's device deep pink on back cover, blocked pictorially deep pink on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered deep pink, lettered very dark green, on spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Nice copy.



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HERSEY (John). Hiroshima. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; imprint leaf at end; patterned grey boards printed in brick red on sides and spine; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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HERSEY (John). The Wall. 1950, Alfred A. Knopf, New York. Double demy 16mo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; colophon leaf at end; greyish-green cloth, blocked emblematically blind on front cover, with publisher's imprint device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; ‘Cast' list, 4pp., in smaller format, loosely laid in as issued. Fine copy.

A neat ownership inscription on the front end-paper includes the date ‘21 May 1950'.

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HERSEY (John). A Single Pebble. Hamish Hamilton, 1956. Two blanks each at front and back, serving as end-papers; blue boards, blocked, ruled, and lettered silver on spine. Near-fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition.

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HERSEY (John). The War Lover. Hamish Hamilton, 1959. Lge.16mo; scarlet boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. yellow. Fine in dust-wrapper.

First English edition.

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HERSEY (John). Here to Stay. Hamish Hamilton, 1962. Double demy 16mo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; reddish brown and pale green mixed-weave-effect boards, blocked with publisher's device, and lettered, gilt, on spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

The dust-wrapper bears the sub-title ‘Studies in human tenacity'.

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HESSE (Herman). Death And the lover. Translated by Geoffrey Dunlop. Jarrolds Publishers London, Limited 34 Paternoster Row, September, 1932. Black buckram, ruled blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. A nice copy. Scarce.

The first edition in English of a title published in Germany in 1930.

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HESSE (Herman). Siddhartha. Translated from The German by Hilda Rosner. Peter Owen Vision Press, 1954. Red cloth lettered gilt down spine. Gilt dull, otherwise a very nice copy.

The first edition in English.

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HESSE (Hermann). Knulp: Three tales from The life of Knulp. Translated by Ralph Manheim. Jonathan Cape, 1972. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title, two at end; light brown boards blocked and lettered gilt down spine; t.e. brown; black end-papers. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition of this translation. Originally published in Germany in 1915.

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HESSE (Herman). Pictor's Metamorphoses And other fantasies. Edited, and with an introduction, by Theodore Ziolkowski. Translated by Rika Lesser. Jonathan Cape, 1982. Final blank; bright brown wrappers printed in black. Fine copy.

Uncorrected proof copy. Scheduled for publication on May 13th 1982.

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