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

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

HEWLETT (Maurice). New Canterbury Tales. Westminster, Archibald Constable & Co., Ltd., 2 Whitehall Gardens, 1901. 3pp. integral advertisements at end followed by 16pp. publisher's catalogue on text paper, dated 1901; dark green buckram blocked in green, white, red, and gilt on front cover and spine; uncut edges. End-papers browned, and last leaf of text badly opened; otherwise a nice copy.



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HEWLETT (Maurice). Letters to Sanchia Upon Things as they are. Extracted from the correspondence of Mr. John Maxwell Senhouse By Maurice Hewlett. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1910. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; French folded mock parchment wrappers over plain white boards, ruled and lettered gilt on front wrapper, lettered gilt up spine; a.e. uncut. Wrappers a little rubbed and darkened; slight foxing of first and last few leaves; otherwise a nice copy.



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HEWLETT (Maurice). The Song of Renny. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1911. 12pp. publisher's advertisements on text paper at end, dated 20.8.11; vertically ribbed navy blue cloth blocked blind, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper with two or three minute chips.

A Mediæval story set in an alternative universe, that may well have influenced E,R. Eddison. One wonders also whether it were read by Mervyn Peake: the opening, with the vast castle set in a strange landscape, its grotesque inhabitants, the ‘Valley of Stones', etc., is at least suggestive. Fabes, Points, 2nd Ser., p.43: the first issue binding. In this copy, probably as always, the words ‘pushed open the door' at l.2 on p.227 are redundant: he is already inside (v. p.226); p.371, l.22, the name ‘Corbet' is mysterious. Scarce in the dust-wrapper.

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HEWLETT (Maurice). The little Iliad. Illustrated by Sir Philip Burne-Jones, Bart. William Heinemann, 1915. Frontispiece, with tissue guard, and three plates, all in colour; imprint leaf followed by blank at end; light reddish purple fine linen grain cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Edges and a few margins foxed; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed Burn-Jones dust-wrapper, of which the design is intact.

Differing in several respects from the usual published volume and almost certainly a proof; and with the first issue of the dust-wrapper, later copies bearing a sticker on the spine and upper panel reducing the price to 3/6 and designating it as the ‘Popular Edition'. In this copy the following errata and typographical flaws have been noted, as in all copies we have seen: p.66, l.8, battered ‘t' at start of line; p.167, ll.13/14, battered type at end of line; p.174, l.1, ‘she might' slightly battered; p.180, l.8, ‘a' of ‘all' slightly dropped; p.194, last line, ‘c' dropped at start of line; p.212, l.8, wrong font ‘t' in ‘think'; p.217, risen quad before ‘Then' in l.19; p.231, l.20, ‘was' battered; p.243, l.22, ‘bu' in ‘but' broken; p.272 numbered ‘27'; p.273, penultimate line, risen quad between ‘as' and ‘the'; p.275, l.25, ‘of' lacking between ‘pleasures' and ‘the', and line ends short; and p.290, l.23, first ‘l' in ‘well' broken and the second lacking. The following additional errata and typographical flaws, however, have been noted in this copy: p.101, l.3, risen quad after ‘ball'; p.102, l.12, first stroke of ‘H' defective at start of line; p.113, last line, risen quad between ‘it' and ‘after'; p.114, last line, risen furniture above ‘all n'; p.117, ll.8 - 13, battered type at end of lines; p.118, l.3, ‘l' slightly battered at start of line; p.123, l.24, risen quad between ‘felt' and ‘me'; p.147, l.22, ‘won' ' for ‘won't'; p.174, risen quads between ‘excuse' and ‘for' in l.10, ‘please' and ‘in' and ‘in' and ‘defiance' in l.16, ‘break' and ‘into' in l.19, and ‘Wynyard' and ‘swiftly' in the last line; p.180, l.2, risen quad between ‘good' and ‘girl', and risen quad faintly visible in line 8 between ‘if' and ‘she'll' (this present as a badly risen quad in other copies seen), ll.16 - 17, ‘B' and ‘d' at start of lines battered; p.182, ll.21 - 22, ‘s' and ‘o' at start of lines perfect (but battered in other copies seen); p.189, l.21, the words ‘Your d----d' lacking after opening inverted commas, and remainder of line blank (these words present in other copies seen); p.217, l.24, badly risen quad between ‘Malleson' and ‘curse' (faintly risen in other copies), and faintly risen quads between ‘I' and ‘said' in l.27 and between ‘did' and ‘not' in last line (not visible in other copies, which do however have risen quads between ‘let' and ‘ourselves' in line 20, ‘this' and ‘it' in l.21, and, in the last line, ‘not' and ‘intend', none of these being visible in this copy); p.244, running title, risen quad between ‘H' and ‘E' of ‘THE'; p.272, l.8, ‘e' of ‘appeared' risen above the line; and p.275 from ‘this' onwards printed faintly (normally in other copies). We record the above differences in detail since the bulk of them, and more particularly the absence of the words ‘Your d----d' from l.21 on p.189 - which is precisely the sort of lacuna that a typesetter of the period might have left whilst he queried what to do about a more explicit wording in the manuscript - suggest to our mind that the present copy may in fact be a bound proof. We have not attempted to compare the text in any detail, but merely note here what has struck our eye. The binding does not differ from that of the volume as normally seen. A novel with a contemporary setting in which Hewlett pretty well dropped the archaism of style affected in his historical novels and, three-quarters of a decade before Joyce published Ulysses, experimented with the device of paralleling a contemporary story with a Homeric one.

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HEWLETT (Maurice). The little Iliad. Illustrated by Sir Philip Burne-Jones, Bart. William Heinemann, 1915. Frontispiece, with tissue guard, and three plates, all in colour; imprint leaf followed by blank at end; light reddish purple fine linen grain cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Gilt slightly dull on spine, and small nick in cloth at headband; half-title and final blank lightly foxed; tissue creased; otherwise a fine copy in torn and chipped Burn-Jones dust-wrapper, of which the design is intact.

A later issue, the dust-wrapper bearing a sticker on the spine reducing the price to 3/6, and the upper panel bearing the remains of a sticker designating this as the ‘Popular Edition [issue]'. In this copy the following errata and typographical flaws have been noted: p.66, l.8, battered ‘t' at start of line; p.167, ll.13/14, battered type at end of line; p.174, l.1, ‘she might' slightly battered; p.180, l.8, badly risen quad between ‘if' and ‘she'll', and ‘a' of ‘all' slightly dropped; p.182, ll.21 - 22, ‘s' and ‘o' at start of lines battered; p.194, last line, ‘c' dropped at start of line; p.212, l.8, wrong font ‘t' in ‘think'; p.217, risen quads before ‘Then' in l.19, between ‘let' and ‘ourselves' in l.20, between ‘this' and ‘it' in l.21, and lightly risen quads in l.24, between ‘not' and ‘intend', and ‘Malleson' and ‘curse'; p.231, l.20, ‘was' battered; p.243, l.22, ‘bu' in ‘but' broken; p.272 numbered ‘27'; p.273, penultimate line, risen quad between ‘as' and ‘the'; p.275, l.25, ‘of' lacking between ‘pleasures' and ‘the', and line ends short, the line otherwise being printed normally; and p.290, l.23, first ‘l' in ‘well' broken and the second lacking. A novel with a contemporary setting in which Hewlett pretty well dropped the archaism of style affected in his historical novels and, three-quarters of a decade before Joyce published Ulysses, experimented with the device of paralleling a contemporary story with a Homeric one.

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HEWLETT (Maurice). Frey and his Wife. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1916. Frontispiece by Maurice Greiffenhagen; diagonally fine ribbed cerise cloth blocked and lettered blind on front cover, blocked blind, lettered gilt on spine. Near fine copy in frayed and chipped pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Grieffenhagen.



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HEWLETT (Maurice). Thorgils Of Treadholt. Illustrated by H.R. Millar. Ward, Lock, & Co. Limited, 1917. Frontispiece and other illustrations on text-paper; 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end; diagonally fine ribbed red cloth blocked blind, lettered black, on front cover and spine. End-papers embrowned, otherwise a nice copy of a difficult title.

First English edition. Based on an Icelandic saga.

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HEWLETT (Maurice). The letters . . . To which is added a diary In Greece, 1914. Edited by Laurence Binyon With introductory memoir by Edward Hewlett. With four illustrations. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1926. Demy 8vo; photogravure portrait frontispiece and three plates; imprint leaf followed by 4pp. integral advertisements dated 925 at end; green buckram ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Some fading and slight discolouration of light sensitive cloth; endpapers lightly foxed; otherwise an extremely fine, unopened, copy in minutely chipped dust-wrapper.



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HEWLETT (Maurice). The letters . . . To which is added a diary In Greece, 1914. Edited by Laurence Binyon With introductory memoir by Edward Hewlett. With four illustrations. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1926. Demy 8vo; photogravure portrait frontispiece and three plates; imprint leaf followed by 4pp. integral advertisements dated 925 at end; green buckram ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Cloth patchily faded on sides; slight shelf-wear to one board; internally a fine copy; in a somewhat chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

Loosely inserted is a brief A.L.S. from Hewlett to the publisher Unwin, dated ‘18 Oct. 98', and bearing some forty words.

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HEYWARD (Du Bose). Mamba's Daughters. William Heinemann Ltd, 1929. Final blank; black buckram, blocked with publisher's device white on back cover, ruled and lettered white on spine. Slight spine roll; otherwise a fine copy in minutely nicked dust-wrapper.

"The author of ‘Porgy' has, in ‘Mamba's Daughters', written the great negro epic" - or so it says on the blurb. Set largely in Charleston, South Carolina.

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HICHENS (Robert). The call Of the blood. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street W.C., 1906. Pp.[iv]+415+[i (printer's imprint)]; publisher's inserted 38pp. Catalogue at end, dated July 1906 (and not listing this title); mottled dark red rough buckram lettered and elaborately blocked gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Cloth of spine very slightly faded; edges, prelims., and last leaves of Catalogue slightly foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

First published serially the previous year in Harper's Magazine.

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HICHENS (Robert). A spirit In prison. With illustrations by Cyrus Cuneo. London: Hutchinson & Co., Paternoster Row, 1908. Frontispiece and seven plates; final leaf of text a single inset; 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end, dated Autumn 1908; steel blue smooth fine linen lettered gilt within gilt ruled box on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Spine slightly faded; otherwise a virtually fine copy.



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HICHENS (Robert). Barbary sheep. Methuen & Co., 1909. 40pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated October 1908; red linen blocked and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Very slight fading of spine, and half-title foxed; otherwise a near-fine copy.



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HICHENS (Robert). Bella Donna. A novel. In two volumes. William Heinemann, 1909. 2 Vols., double f'cap 16mo; volume one with photogravure frontispiece, printed in sepia, and final blank; diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth over very thin boards, blocked and ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; paste-downs printed in series style in grey. Lower inner corners of prelims. in volume one stained blue, and light damp-stain affecting similar area throughout first two gatherings; otherwise very nice.

Issued in October as volume seven of ‘Heinemann's Library of Modern Fiction', price 4s. net.

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HICHENS (Robert). In the wilderness. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, 1917. Blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+583+[i (printer's imprint)]; light red fine-linen-grain cloth, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in slightly frayed pictorial dust-wrapper insignificantly chipped at head of spine and lower-edge of front cover.

Scarce in dust-wrapper. The dust-wrapper (correctly) lists this as the first title on both the list of Hichens' works on the inside front flap and the in advertisements on the back panel; the spine includes a blurb.

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HICHENS (Robert). December Love. Cassell and Company, Ltd, London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne, 1922. Blank before half-title; printer's imprint coded ‘F130.722' on final page; pp.[vi]+537+[i]; olive green rough buckram ruled and lettered dark brown on front cover, lettered dark brown on spine; lower-edges uncut. First and last few leaves and edges foxed; otherwise a fine copy.



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HICHENS (Robert). Too much love Of living: A novel. Cassell and Company Ltd., London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney, 1948. Double demy 16mo; pp.[648]; grey-blue cloth lettered gilt on spine. Slight mottling of cloth on front cover; single fox-spot on fore-edges; otherwise a virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper.

A scarce late title.

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HICHENS (Robert). The Green Carnation. The Unicorn Press, No. 8 Charles Street, St. James's Square, 1949. Title-page printed in black and green; dark green buckram, blocked and lettered white on front cover and down spine; t.e. dark green, fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Small scratch on spine, and slight hard bubbling of cloth on front cover; otherwise near-fine in the dust-wrapper.

First published, anonymously, in 1895. The present edition includes a lengthy Introduction by Hichens, here first published, in which he describes the genesis of the book. The design on the front cover reflects that of the original clothbound edition. The first binding, with top-edges dark green, fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed, and with blocking as well as lettering down spine. This copy is from the library of Carmen Callil, and bears her bookplate on the front paste-down.

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HICHENS (Robert). The Green Carnation. The Unicorn Press, No. 8 Charles Street, St. James's Square, 1949. Title-page printed in black and green; dark green buckram, blocked and lettered white on front cover, lettered white down spine; t.e. light green. Near-fine in slightly darkened and frayed dust-wrapper.

First published, anonymously, in 1895. The present edition includes a lengthy Introduction by Hichens, here first published, in which he describes the genesis of the book. The design on the front cover of this edition reflects that of the original clothbound edition. The second issue, with all edges cut, the top-edges light green, not dark green, and without blocking on the spine.

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HIGGINS (Aidan). Felo de se. John Calder, 1960. Double cr.16mo; white wrappers, cut flush, printed in black and orange; end-papers. Minute chip at head of backstrip; otherwise a fine copy.

The author's first book. Issued as Calderbook CB-24.

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HIGGINS (Aidan). Langrishe, Go Down. A novel. Grove Press, Inc., New York, 1966. Double lge.post 16mo; double spread title-page, utilising verso of half-title; final blank; black cloth lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First American edition.

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HIGHAM (David). A Simple Story. Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1966. Lge.post 8vo; carmine boards lettered silver on spine; dove grey end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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[HILL (Brian).]. Pleasure Garden: An Anthology Of Prose and Verse Compiled by Brian Hill. Rupert Hart-Davis, 1956. Post 8vo; final blank; carmine boards lettered silver down spine. Faint flexion crease in front board; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with Hill's signed holograph inscription on the front end-paper, and one correction in his hand in the text.

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HILTON (James). Catherine Herself. T. Fisher Unwin Ltd, 1920. Leaf bearing series title, serving as pastedown, half-title, and series advertisement leaf, precede title-page, all these leaves being printed in black and red; light red buckram ruled, blocked,and lettered grey on front cover and spine; t.e. red, lower-edges rough trimmed. Some fading of enamel on spine, and one or two very minor faults internally, but in general a very nice copy. Scarce.

Issued as volume XXXII of T. Fisher Unwin's ‘First Novel Library'. Hilton's first book.

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HILTON (James). Storm passage. T. Fisher Unwin Ltd, 1922. Vertically ribbed navy blue cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine within gilt ruled boxes. Some bubbling of cloth; gilt slightly darkened; very light foxing of prelims. and last few leaves; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription dated May 1922 "To Professor Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch" on the front end-paper. The author's very scarce second book.

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HILTON (James). The dawn Of reckoning. By James Hilton Author of "The Passionate Year." Thornton Butterworth Limited, 15 Bedford Street, London, W.C. 2, 1925. Blank before half-title; pp.287+[i (publisher's advertisements)]; diagonally fine ribbed dark maroon cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's initials device, and lettered, blind on front cover, lettered chocolate on spine. Nice copy.

A scarce early title, printed in Guernsey.

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HILTON (James). The meadows of The moon. Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1926. Integral advertisement leaf at end; grass green linen grain cloth, blocked, ruled, and lettered blind on front cover, blocked and ruled blind on back cover, ruled blind, lettered black on spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed. Spine faded, sides slightly mottled; front end-paper lacking; otherwise a fine copy of an uncommon title.

Printed in Guernsey.

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HILTON (James). To You Mr. Chips. Hodder & Stoughton, [June,] 1938. Sq.cr.8vo; advertisement leaf precedes title-page; half-title not called for; decorated title-page; numerous decorations passim on text-paper; printed throughout in black and orange; diagonally fine-ribbed orange cloth, blocked and letered gilt on spine; end-papers printed in orange. Virtually fine copy in slightly frayed and marked dust-wrapper.

The decorations, title-page, end-papers, spine design, and dust-wrapper are by Bip Pares. Loosely laid in to this copy is a proof pull of an unused version of the illustrated fly-title to the first chapter. This suggests that the title of this chapter was changed at some late stage: the original was the same as that of the book.

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HILTON (James). To You Mr. Chips. Hodder & Stoughton, [June,] 1938. Sq.cr.8vo; advertisement leaf precedes title-page; half-title not called for; decorated title-page; numerous decorations passim on text-paper; printed throughout in black and orange; diagonally fine-ribbed orange cloth, blocked and letered gilt on spine; end-papers printed in orange. Virtually fine copy in slightly frayed and marked dust-wrapper.

The decorations, title-page, end-papers, spine design, and dust-wrapper are by Bip Pares.

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HILTON (James). So well Remembered. An Atlantic Monthly Press Book, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1945. Final blank; salmon cloth, blocked blue, lettered blue and gilt, on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed. Newspaper clippings of reviews laid onto front end-papers; otherwise fine in slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

Published August, 1945. Precedes the English edition.

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HILTON (James). Nothing So strange. Macmillan and Co. Ltd., 1948. Blank before half-title, two at end; orange-red coarse cloth lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

First English edition. Printed in Quebec.

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HILTON (James). Morning journey. Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1951. Final blank; cerise cloth lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in frayed and very slightly chipped dust-wrapper.



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HILTON (James). Time And time again. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1953. Final blank; dark red cloth lettered gilt on spine. Half-title, blank, and edges lightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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HINDE (Thomas). For the Good of the Company. Hutchinson of London, 1961. Post 8vo; final blank; charcoal boards, blocked red, lettered white and red, on spine. Fine in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The author's third book.

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HINDE (Thomas). Sir Henry and Sons: A Memoir. M[acmillan], 1980. Demy 8vo, perfect-bound; final blank; dark brown boards ruled and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Biography/autobiography.

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HINES (Barry). First signs. Michael Joseph, 1972. Double cr.16mo, perfect bound; dull blue boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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HINES (Barry). The gamekeeper. Michael Joseph, 1975. Perfect bound; Acknowledgements leaf followed by blank at end; pink boards, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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HINES (Barry). The Price of Coal. Michael Joseph, 1979. Double cr.16mo; light greenish fawn boards panelled black within gilt-ruled boxes, lettered black and gilt, on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

A documentary novel about mining.

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HOBBES (John Oliver [i.e., Mrs. Reginald Walpole Craigie].). The serious wooing: A heart's history. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, 1901. Publisher's inserted 48pp. Catalogue at end, dated July 1901; violet rough buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Gilt dull on spine, and spine a little faded; end-papers, prelims., and edges just a little foxed; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

With the earlier date of the publisher's Catalogue, copies also being known with the Catalogue dated October 1901. Not in Sadleir; this title not in the extensive Wolff collection of her works.

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HOBBES (John Oliver [i.e., Mrs. Reginald Walpole Craigie].). The serious wooing: A heart's history. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, 1901. Publisher's inserted 48pp. Catalogue at end, dated October 1901; violet rough buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Gilt dull on spine, and spine darkened; end-papers, prelims., and edges a little foxed; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

With the later date of the publisher's Catalogue, copies also being known with the Catalogue dated July 1901. Not in Sadleir; this title not in the extensive Wolff collection of her works.

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HOBBES (John Oliver [i.e., Mrs. Reginald Walpole Craigie]). Tales about Temperaments: The worm that God prepared. ‘Tis an ill flight without wings. A repentance. Prince Toto. Journeys end in lovers [sic] meeting. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1902. Printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.[viii]+158+[ii]; horizontally streaked sea-green rough buckram blocked with an art nouveau design in white on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Pinhead-sized dent in each side, and end-papers foxed with slight offsetting onto facing page; otherwise a very nice copy of a difficult title.

Three stories, and two short plays. NCBEL, 3: 1058; this title absent from the extensive Wolff collection of Mrs. Craigie.

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HOBBES (John Oliver [i.e., Mrs. Reginald Walpole Craigie]). The Vineyard. London, T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, 1904. Globe 8vo; advertisement leaf signed ‘a' on otherwise blank recto precedes half-title; half-tone frontispiece after a drawing, with tissue guard; title-page printed in scarlet and black; pp.[viii]+376; diagonal very fine ribbed scarlet cloth, elaborately blocked and embossed with a de-natured art nouveau design and embossed with lettering on pressed-out oval panel, all blind, on front cover, elaborately ruled, blocked, embossed, and embossed with lettering, all blind, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine, all in series style. Slight fading of covers; some foxing of tissue; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

Issued as a volume of ‘The Red Cover Novels', this being stated both on the front cover and at the tail of the spine in place of a publisher's imprint. The present binding is secondary. Wolff, 1527, recording the primary (and non-series) binding of scarlet smooth cloth blocked blind, lettered gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt within ‘single gold-framed panels' on spine. The half-title of the present copy bears an inscription dated ‘Christmas 1906'.

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HOBBES (John Oliver [i.e., Mrs. Reginald Walpole Craigie]). The dream and The business. London, T. Fisher Unwin, Adelphi Terrace, 1906. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+444+[iv]; three-quarters white buckram lettered within ruled boxes red on spine, ruled and lettered black, blocked black, yellow, and orange after a design by Aubrey Beardsley on front board, quarter dull light blue buckram, lettered on front board in black; t.e.g., fore-edges mainly trimmed. White buckram a trifle marked, and lettering on spine a little rubbed; otherwise, and in general, a nice copy.

A more than adequate copy of a book that seldom turns up in nice state. The Beardsley design was originally commissioned for a publisher's advertisement in the early '90s.

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HOBBES (John Oliver [i.e., Mrs. Reginald Walpole Craigie]). Life and to-morrow: Selections from the writings Of John Oliver Hobbes. Arranged by Zoë Proctor. London, T. Fisher Unwin, Adelphi Terrace, 1907. Photogravure frontispiece with tissue guard; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.297+[i (printer's imprint)]+[vi]; quarter white coarse buckram, flat back, ruled gilt, elaborately blocked marina green on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine, marina green buckram sides with heavily yapped fore-edges, lettered gilt on front board, blocked white on yapped edges;blue and white head-band; t.e.g., fore-edges rough trimmed, lower edges uncut. Fore- and lower- edges, half-title, and last few leaves foxed; otherwise an excellent copy of a scarce title.

Besides extracts from the authors books, the volume includes some twenty-five pieces here first collected. The author, who died in 1906, is identified on the covers as ‘Mrs. Craigie'. Zoë Proctor was her friend and secretary. A striking volume of unusual design, in our experience scarce. It is not noticed in the CBEL listing of her works.

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HOCKING (Joseph). Roger Trewinion. Illustrations by Gunning King. Ward Lock & Co Limited, 1905. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates; light blue-grey vertically ribbed cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on front cover and spine. A little foxing, chiefly confined to edges, but a near-fine copy.

There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face pp.110 (captioned for 111), 192, and 226 (captioned for 227).

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HOCKING (Joseph). The Woman of Babylon. Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York and Melbourne 1906. All rights reserved. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard and seven plates after Fred Pegram; pp.[viii]+355+[i (publisher's device)]; 8pp. publisher's advertisements on calendared paper coded ‘Fiction 9.06', followed by 8pp. advertisements on ordinary paper coded ‘6 G.-10.06'; black buckram blocked pictorially brown and white on front cover, lettered white on front cover and spine. Unobtrusive wrinkling to cloth at top corner of front cover, and one plate a trifle dusty at extreme lower margin and with two small nicks; otherwise a fine copy.

A difficult title to find, and very scarce in this condition.

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HOCKING (Mary). Look, Stranger. 1979, Chatto & Windus, London. Double cr.16mo; final blank; pp.237+[iii]; orange cloth-textured boards lettered gilt on spine. Light rubber-stamp on front end-paper (v. note); otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper with one closed tear.

The publisher's Production Office Copy, so designated by the rubber-stamp.

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HOCKING (Silas K.). Pioneers. London, Frederick Warne & Co., And New York, 1906. Extra cr.8vo; photogravure frontispiece after Lancelot Speed with tissue guard; cancel title-page tipped on to a stub; four half-tone plates after Lancelot Speed; pp.vi+442; bevelled diagonally very fine ribbed cloth ruled and elaborately blocked blind, blocked and lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked blind, ruled and lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram pattern in brown. Fine copy.

A re-issue with a cancel title-page of a book originally published in May, 1905 - presumably with a title-page bearing that date. A relatively scarce Hocking title. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.98, 186, 284, and 395, and are here so bound in.

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HOCKING (Silas K.). Who Shall Judge? With Four Illustrations by Gilbert Wright. Cassell and Company, Limited, London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne, 1910. Full-colour frontispiece with tissue guard, and three half-tone plates; pp.[viii]+375+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end printed in black and red and coded ‘Fiction - 4/10' at end; light blue rough buckram ruled and blocked black, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, and with full-colour onlay after Gilbert Wright on front cover. Cloth of spine a trifle faded; otherwise a very nice copy.



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HOCKING (Joseph). The wilderness. With Four Illustrations in Colour. Toronto, The Musson Book Company Limited; London: Hodder and Stoughton, N.D. [1911]. Post 8vo; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard and three plates, all printed in black and yellow; pp.352; vertically fine-ribbed leaf-green cloth, ruled and blocked blind, lettered white, on front cover, ruled and lettered white on flat spine; green-and white headband; lower-edges uncut. Very slight chipping of enamel on spine, and two light fox-spots on edges; a virtually fine copy, nonetheless.

First edition, Canadian issue: printed in England, probably in advance of the English section of the run for simultaneous issue, but almost certainly bound in Canada. There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face pp.44, 208, and 252.

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HOGG (James). Memoir of the Author's Life And Familiar Anecdotes of Sir Walter Scott. Edited by Douglas S. Mack, University of Stirling. 1972, Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh. Demy 8vo; pp.xviii+[146]; light blue boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Publisher's Office Production Copy, with their sticker to this effect on the spine of the dust-wrapper. The ‘Familiar Anecdotes' is here first printed from the manuscript. A full critical edition of both works, with variorum notes.

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HOLMES (Oliver Wendell). Speeches. Boston, Little, Brown, and Company, 1900. Sm.med.8vo; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; blank at end; pp.[viii]+86+[ii]; buff boards, the front board printed in black; t.e.g., others uncut. Boards a trifle rubbed and dusty, otherwise a fine copy.

Speeches delivered between May 1884 and March 1900 by the son of the more famous father. A note by the author following the title-page suggests that the edition may have been a very small one.

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HOLTBY (Winifred). The Astonishing island. Being a veracious record Of the experiences undergone By Robinson Lippingtree Mackintosh from Tristan da Cunha during an accidental visit to unknown territory In the year of grace MXMXXX - ? Transcribed By Winifred Holtby. Annotated In line and tone by Batt And published in London by Lovat Dickson Limited, 1933. Frontispiece and twelve full-page plates; black buckram, blocked blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Covers worn and used; text in general nice; an excellent working copy.

A delightful satire on contemporary England.

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HOOD (Mary). How Far She Went. Stories. The University of Georgia Press, Athens, [Georgia, U.S.A.,] 1984. Double demy 16mo; pp.[xii]+123+[i (blank)]; light green fine rough buckram blocked with publisher's device, down-lettered, and lettered, gilt on spine; green and white head- and tail- bands; buff end-papers flecked with brown and grey. Fine copy in slightly faded dust-wrapper creased on front flap.

The author's first collection of stories: for which she received ‘The Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction' in 1984. The verso of the title-leaf here bears the coding: 88 87 86 85 84 5 4 3 2 1'.

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HOOKER (Jeremy). Poetry of Place. Essays and Reviews 1970 - 1981. Carcanet Press, Manchester, 1982. Demy 8vo; two blanks before half-title, three at end, the outermost serving as end-papers; pp.[iv]+197+[vii]; black fine linen-textured boards, blocked with publisher's device and down-lettered gilt on spine. Light marginal embrowning of poor quality paper; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Advance copy with publisher's slip loosely laid in giving the scheduled date of publication as ‘6 May'. Mathew Arnold, Edward Thomas, David Jones, Seamus Heaney, John Cowper Powys, T.F. Powys, Raymond williams, Auden, Charles Olsen, etc.

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HOPE (Anthony [i.e., Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins]). Double Harness. London, Hutchinson and Co., Paternoster Row, 1904. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[2]+vi+390+[ii]; orange rough buckram, panelled blind, lettered gilt and with gilt-ruled box, on front cover and spine. Small pale stain on front cover; otherwise a fine crisp copy of a scarce title.

This title not in Wolff.

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HOPE (Anthony [i.e., Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins]). A servant of The public. With four illustrations by Harold Percival, A.R.E. Methuen & Co., 1905. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates; 40pp. publisher's catalogue at end, dated September 1905; vertically ribbed grey cloth lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine and front cover; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Numerous minor faults, but a good copy.

This title not in Wolff.

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HOPE (Anthony [i.e., Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins]). Tales of two People. With a frontispiece by A.H. Buckland. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street, 1907. Blank before half-title; frontispiece with tissue guard; publisher's inserted 40pp. catalogue at end, dated September 1907; vertically ribbed grey cloth lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine and front cover; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Nice.

This title not in Wolff.

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HOPE (Anthony [i.e., Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins]). The Great Miss Driver. With a frontispiece by Arthur H. Buckland. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street, 1908. Blank before half-title; frontispiece in colour, with tissue guard; blank, followed by publisher's inserted 40pp. catalogue at end, dated February 1908; vertically ribbed grey cloth, lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on front cover and spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Poor quality end-papers lightly embrowned; otherwise a nice copy. This title not in Wolff.



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HOPE HAWKINS (Anthony, M.A.). [Cover title:] The English Association. Dialogue. (Privately Printed) November, 1909. One gathering roy.8vo, sewn into grey wrappers, cut flush, printed in black on all four leaves. At some point folded lightly in four, with consequent faint creases throughout; otherwise a nice copy.

One of the scarcest English Association pamphlets, the print order being limited to the number of the members at that date, no additional copies being offered for sale. This title not in Wolff.

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HOPE (Anthony [i.e., Sir Anthony Hope-Hawkins].). Mrs. Maxton protests. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1911. Vertically-ribbed grey cloth lettered gilt within gilt boxes on spine and front cover; fore- and lower- edges uncut; 32pp. publisher's catalogue dated August 1911 bound in at end; A near-fine copy.



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HOPE (Anthony [i.e., Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins]). Captain Diepe. Skeffington & Son, Ltd., 34, Southampton Street, Strand, W.C.2. (Publishers to His Majesty The King), N.D. [1918]. Blank before half-title; 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end in which this book heads the list of ‘New Novels'; fine-dotted-line-ribbed jade green cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine. Slight wear to cloth of spine, otherwise a nice copy. A scarce late title.

This title not in Wolff.

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HOPE (Anthony [i.e., Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins]). Lucinda. Hutchinson & Co., Paternoster Row, N.D. [1920]. Pp.288; publisher's 24pp. inserted catalogue at end, dated Autumn 1920, advertising this title without reviews; light scarlet fainly moiré fine linen grain cloth, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine; publisher's flyer for ‘Popular editions of the Famous Novels Of Kathlyn Rhodes' [!], on smaller paper, loosely laid in, as issued. Poor quality end-papers embrowned, but a virtually fine copy. A scarce late title. This title not in Wolff.



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HOPE (Anthony [i.e., Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins]). Little tiger. a Novel. London: Hutchinson and Co., Paternoster Row, E.C., N.D. [1925]. Blank, followed by publisher's inserted 48pp. catalogue at end, dated Spring, 1925; pp.285+[iii]; iron grey fine linen grain cloth, ruled and panelled blind, lettered black, on front cover and spine. Slight general wear to covers; small mark on front end-paper; back end-paper slightly scuffed by removal of label; otherwise, and in general a nice copy.

The author's very scarce last novel. This title not in Wolff.

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HOPE (Anthony [i.e., Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins].). Memories and Notes. With a photograph of the author. Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., Paternoster Row, London, E.C., N.D. [1927]. Demy 8vo; half-tone frontispiece; pp.256; brick red fine linen grain cloth, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Bookplate on front cover and blue pencilled notes on back end-paper most referring to pencilled symbols in margins; otherwise a virtually fine copy. Scarce.

Advance copy sent to ‘The Times' for review: with the publisher's rubber stamp on the title-page, the pencilled note ‘Oct 20. / 7/6 nt' on the front paste-down, and the bookplate of ‘The Times Library' on the front cover. The blue-pencilled notes and symbols would appear to relate to a review. This title not in Wolff.

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HOPKINSON (Tom). The transitory Venus: Nine stories. Horizon 1948. Double cr.16mo; crimson cloth ruled and lettered gilt up spine. Near fine copy in chipped dust-wrapper.

The author's first collection.

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HOROVITZ (Michael). [On verso of half-title:] Alan Davie. Methuen, 1963. Sm.imp.16mo in half sheets; title-page on verso of half-title; numerous illustrations on text-paper, some in full colour; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black, coated red inside; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.

Presentation copy from fellow poet Bob Cobbing, with his illuminated inscription signed ‘Bob' and dated ‘4/12/63' on half-title page.

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HOUGHTON (Claude, i.e. Claude Houghton Oldfield). At the End of a Road. Hutchinson, Stratford Place, 1953. Lime green boards lettered black on spine. Nice copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.



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HOUSMAN (Laurence). The blue moon By Laurence Housman, London: John Murray 1904. Engraved by Clemence Housman. Cr.8vo in half sheets; wood-engraved frontispiece and conjugate illustrated title-page (reading as above), on plate paper, precede Contents leaf; half-title and letterpress title not called for; eight wood-engraved plates, on plate paper; final blank; pp.[viii (including frontispiece and illustrated title leaf)]+210+[ii]; finely mottled blue rough buckram, ruled and blocked black on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others mainly trimmed. Very light foxing of edges and first and last few leaves; otherwise a fine bright copy in a dust-wrapper slightly chipped at head and tail of spine.

The illustrations are all engraved by Clemence Housman after designs by Laurence Housman, whilst the cover design and the dust-wrapper are by Laurence Housman. Scarce in such fine state, and very rare in dust-wrapper. In this copy the illustration correctly bound in to face p.21 is recorded in the List of Illustrations as to face p.3. This has been corrected in pencil. Evidently the first state of the text, if there are variants.

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). John of Jingalo: the Story of a monarch in Difficulties. Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1912. Blank before half-title; green linen ruled black on front cover and spine, blocked black, white, and yellow, lettered black, on front cover, blocked black, white, and yellow, lettered and ruled yellow, on spine; lower-edges uncut. Prelims. foxed, edges slightly so; otherwise nice.



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HOUSMAN (Laurence). The sheepfold: The story of a shepherdess and Her sheep and how she lost them. London: Duckworth & Co., Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, W.C., September 1918. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[2]+vi+344; dark blue streaked with light blue fine linen-textured cloth, blocked with publisher's initial and device blind on back cover, lettered and elaborately blocked gilt on spine in series style. Slight embrowning of poor quality war-time paper; otherwise a very nice copy in slightly rubbed and internally strengthened dust-wrapper.

Second impression of a book published originally in June 1918, here issued at 3/6 net as the first volume of Duckworth's Covent Garden Library, the first seven volumes of which (‘The Sheepfold'; ‘Gods' by Shaw Desmond; ‘Red Shadow' by W.L. Blennerhassett; ‘Spilled Wine' by Gladys St. John Loe; ‘The Narrow House' by Evelyn Scott; ‘Hunger' by Knut Hamsen; and ‘Night and Day' by Virginia Woolf) are advertised on the back of the dust-wrapper. A scarce title in any edition, very scarce indeed in the dust-wrapper as here.

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). Dethronements: Imaginary Portraits of Political Characters, done in Dialogue. Jonathan Cape, Eleven Gower Street, London, 1922. Pp.95+[i (printer's imprint)]; quarter purple buckram, dull purple, brown, and buff batik boards, cream paper spine label printed in purple and black. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 750 numbered copies.

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). A thing to be explained. Illustrated by C.T. Nightingale. Oxford, Basil Blackwell, N.D. [1924]. Sq.lge.post 8vo; half-title not called for; final blank; full colour frontispiece; five full-page illustrations on text-paper; cream boards printed in pale blue. Small chip in paper of spine; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

Signed by the author on the front end-paper. A fairy story, issued in the series "Jolly Books".

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). Echo de Paris. D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1924. Pp.72; vertically-ribbed violet cloth, ruled blind and gilt, blocked gilt, lettered violet-through-gilt, on front cover, up-lettered and with short rule gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed, chipped, and internally re-inforced dust-wrapper.

First American edition. "‘A study from life' Laurence Housman calls this sketch, which is presented in the form of a dramatic scene. As you read you are back in Paris in the 90s, at a luncheon, and you are listening to Oscar Wilde talk, as if he lived again. By a remarkable feat of memory Mr. Housman has presented the conversation around that luncheon table at which he was host, with an exactness that bears the unmistakable stamp of truth. The magic of Wilde's conversation has become legendary and as one reads ‘Echo de Paris' one appreciates to the full the reason for this." - from the blurb.

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). A Book of Tales by Laurence Housman: Odd pairs. London, Jonathan Cape Ltd., 30 Bedford Square, 1925. Post 8vo; pp.160; rich brown buckram, blocked with publisher's initials device on back cover, lettered on front cover, blocked and lettered on spine, dark green; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Extensive light damp-spotting of sides, and cloth of back cover with three darker patches; otherwise a fine copy.

Five stories written between 1895 and 1909 and here either first published or first collected. In our experience a scarce title.

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). Ironical tales. Jonathan Cape, 30 Bedford Square, 1926. 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. Some fading to cloth at extreme head of spine and along top edge of front board; cloth of spine very slightly faded generally; otherwise a near fine copy in minutely chipped and slightly frayed and embrowned dust-wrapper.

The first binding. Issued as No.8 in ‘The Story Series' - a fact only noted on the dust-wrapper.

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). The life of H.R.H. The Duke of Flamborough By Benjamin Bunny: A footnote to history, Arranged, expurgated, and edited By Laurence Housman. Jonathan Cape 30 Bedford Square, 1928. Frontispiece, and seven plates; violet buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. A little scattered foxing; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.



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HOUSMAN (Laurence). Cornered Poets: A book of Dramatic Dialogues By Laurence Housman. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, London, 1929. Extra cr.8vo; seven half-tone plates; pp.[256]; light sea-green cloth blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. brown, lower-edges mainly trimmed. Cloth of spine faded, edges of covers slightly so; recto of half-title and last page lightly embrowned by contact with the end-papers; otherwise a nice copy.

Carlyle; Blake; Wordsworth; Burns; Gray; Ninon de Lanclos; Donne. An uncommon title.

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). A.E.H. Some Poems, Some Letters and a Personal Memoir by his Brother Laurence Housman. Jonathan Cape, 1937. Blank before half-title, blank at end; eight plates; very dark blue buckram, lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. black. Slight damp-spotting of covers; otherwise nice.

Includes, besides a six page Introduction, and the 124 page Memoir, eighty pages of letters, fifteen pages of poems, seventeen pages of ‘light verse and parodies', a twenty-two page analysis of the notebooks, a list of dated poems, and Housman's natal horoscope.

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). What next? Provocative tales of Faith and Morals. Jonathan Cape, 1938. Blank before half-title; two-tone pink fine-textured cloth blocked and ruled gilt on spine; t.e. pink, lower-edges uncut. Very nice copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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HOUSMAN (Laurence). The Preparation Of peace. Jonathan Cape, 1941. Lge.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; bright blue cloth, blocked and lettered silver on spine; t.e. blue. One opening embrowned by contact with piece of poor quality paper at some point used as bookmark; otherwise a nice copy in frayed, darkened, and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.

From the library of Raymond Raikes, bearing his ownership inscription, dated ‘May 1941, "B.B.C.", Evesham', on the front end-paper, and his armorial bookplate on the front paste-down.

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). Back words And fore words: An Author's Year-Book 1893-1945. A Selection In Chronological Order from the Plays, Poems, & Prose Writings Of Laurence Housman. Jonathan Cape, 1945. Blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. blue. Fine copy in faded, frayed, and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.



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HOWARD (Elizabeth Jane). The Long view. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, London, 1956. Pp.320; scarlet cloth-textured boards, panelled, and blocked with publisher's initials device, black, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine. Endpapers, edges, and margins of first and last few leaves lightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The author's uncommon second novel.

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HOWARD (Elizabeth Jane). The Sea Change. Jonathan Cape, 1959. Two blanks at end; white boards printed over-all with design in dark green, blocked and panelled silver, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. green. A nice copy in badly chipped glassine dust-wrapper printed in orange.



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HOWARD (Elizabeth Jane). After Julius. Jonathan Cape, 1965. Lge.double cr.16mo; light reddish brown boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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HOWARD (Elizabeth Jane). Something In disguise. Jonathan Cape, 1969. Lge.cr.8vo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; dove grey boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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HUDSON (Stephen, i.e. Sydney Schiff). The other side. The Cresset Press Ltd, 1937. Blank before half-title; green cloth ruled and lettered gilt on black on front cover and spine. Gilt slightly dull, otherwise a very nice copy in a badly chipped and frayed dust- wrapper.

The front blank bears an A.L.S. from the author to Jack Isaacs dated 10 II/37 (eleven lines), presenting the book.

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HUDSON (Stephen, i.e. Sydney Schiff). A True Story. The Falcon Press, 1948. Blank before half-title, final blank; grey cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

First complete edition, and extensively revised.

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HUDSON (W.H.). El Ombu. Duckworth & Co., 3, Henrietta Street, W.C., 1902. Final blank; green cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine, blocked with publisher's device black on lower fore-corner of back cover. Light foxing of edges and end-papers, and free end-papers embrowned; otherwise near-fine.

Wilson, 21. Issued as the second volume in The Greenback Library.

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HUDSON (W.H.). The Purple Land: Being the Narrative of one Richard Lamb's Adventures in the Banda Orient l, in South America, as told by Himself. Duckworth & Co., 3, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1904. Vignette on title; pp.viii+355+[i (printer's imprint)]; deep red fine diaper cloth blocked and lettered with publisher's motto device blind on back cover, ruled blind blocked pictorially gilt, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Slight mottled fading of front cover; a little scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Wolff; this title not in Sadleir. First revised edition, with a two-page Preface here first published, and first edition under this title. Originally published in 1885 under the title The Purple Land that England Lost.

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HUDSON (W.H.). A little boy lost. Illustrated by A.D. M'Cormick. Duckworth & Co., 3 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, W.C, 1905. Lge.imp.16mo in half sheets; frontispiece and other illustrations on text-paper (many arranged as plates, but included in the pagination); title-page printed in red and black; integral advertisement leaf at end; pale fawn coarse buckram, blocked and lettered with publisher's device blind on back cover, pictorially blocked black and gilt, lettered green, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g. Gilt a little rubbed on spine; some scattered light foxing; otherwise a very nice copy.

A scarce juvenile title.

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HUDSON (W.H.). Hampshire Days. 1923, J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London & Toronto; Paris: J.M. Dent et fils. Extra cr.8vo; pp.[iii]-[xiv]+315+[i (printer's imprint)]; vertically fine ribbed dark blue-green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. sage green, lower-edges mainly trimmed. Insignificant damp-spotting of covers; edges foxed; some scattered foxing internally; in general a nice copy nonetheless.

An uncommon title.

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HUDSON (W.H.). Men, books and Birds By W.H. Hudson. With Notes, some Letters, and an Introduction By Morley Roberts. Grayson & Grayson, Curzon Street Mayfair, 1925 [re-issued 1932]. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for in this issue; cancel title; pp.[3]-368; dark bluish purple buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Very nice copy.

First edition, second issue: the original sheets of 1925 with the title and half-title excised, and a new title-leaf tipped in, designating this on verso as a volume of the Mayfair Miscellany. In our experience an uncommon title, in either issue.

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HUDSON (William Henry). The Strange adventures Of John Smith. Sands & Co., 12 Burleigh Street, Strand, W.C., 1902. Dark red cloth, blocked and lettered white on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Very good reading copy.

By ‘the other' William Henry Hudson.

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HUDSON (William Henry). Victor Hugo And his poetry. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 2 & 3 Portsmouth Street, Kingsway W.C., 1918. Title-page printed in red and black; yapped brown wrappers printed in dark red. Yapped edges of wrappers slightly frayed; brown stain affecting front wrapper, spine, blank inner margins of prelims. and first few leaves of text; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as volume 30 in the ‘Poetry & Life Series' under the general editorship of Hudson. This volume is listed as the latest available.

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HUGHES (Richard). The following volumes were purchased from the author's library, though, with one exception, they show no evidence of this. The exception is listed below as no.24. The collection is incomplete in so far as regards English and American editions, a number of these having for various reasons been withdrawn from it; in so far as foreign language editions are concerned, it would appear to be complete to the extent that with one known exception (a 1958 cheap reprint in French published by Plon, which Hughes inscribed for presentation) it contains an example of every edition of which Hughes himself was sent a complimentary copy. Some of the printings are now rare, even in the countries in which they first appeared, and it is difficult to envisage that a comparable collection might exist. Fifty volumes, various, as under.

A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA: 1. Landsborough Publications Limited, 173 New Bond Street, London, 1958. First Four Square edition; wrappers. 2. Triad Panther, 1976. First Panther edition; wrappers. 3. Lythway Press, Bath, 1976. First English large-type edition; boards. 4. Penguin Books, Inc. New York, March 1947. First Penguin Books edition (as ‘The Innocent Voyage'); white laminated wrappers printed in colour; Penguin 628. 5. A Keith Jennison Book, N.Y., N.D. [1958]. 4to; first American large type edition; in dust-wrapper. 6. Berlin, Erich Reiss Verlag, 1931. First edition in German; cloth. 7. P.A. Norstedt & Soners, Forlag, Stockholm, 1930. First edition in Swedish; wrappers, with dust-wrapper. 8. Kustannusosakeyhtio Tammi, Helsinki, 1956. First edition in Finnish; cloth with dust-wrapper. 9. Westermann, Kobenhavn, 1943. First edition in Danish; card wrappers, unopened. 10. Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, Oslo 1951. First edition in Norwegian; self-wrappers. 11. Paris, Librairie Plon, April 1931. First edition in French, copy on Alfa; wrappers; in original sealed wax-paper packet, with printed paper label. 12. Librarie Plon, 1952. First French hardcover edition; boards, with dust-wrapper. 13. Milano, Fratelli Treves Editori, 1933. First edition in Italian, second thousand; cloth. 14. Bompiani, Milano, [February,] 1955. First edition of this (revised) translation; wrappers. 15. Bompiani, Milano, October, 1973. Third Italian edition (?but first hard-cover of the revised translation); rexine covered boards. 16. Estudios Cor, Lisboa, 1957. First edition in Portuguese; wrappers. 17. Angyra Publishing House, S.A., Athens, April 1975. First edition in Greek; wrappers. 18. Amsterdam, N.V. Uitgevers-Maatschappij, "Kosmos". N.D., but c.1930. First edition in Dutch; cloth, gilt, with dust-wrapper. 19. Europa Konyvkiado, Budapest, 1958. First edition in Hungarian; quarter cloth, dust-wrapper. IN HAZARD: 20. Chatto & Windus, 1948. First printing of this edition; sq.12mo, wrappers, cut flush, wire-stabbed; publisher's compliments slip loosely laid in; the fifth of six advertised volumes in an unnamed series. 21. Lythway Press, Bath, 1974. First English large-print edition; boards, with dust-wrapper. 22. Lythway Press, Bath, 1974. First English large-print edition; card wrappers. 23. Triad Panther, 1977. First Panther edition; card wrappers. 24. Time Reading Program special edition, Time Incorporated, New York, 1966. Includes a new 9pp. Introduction by the author; first printing thus; card wrappers. The front wrapper bears a ball-point note in Hughes' hand: "Introductions - loose pages attached." The leaves bearing the editors' and author's Introductions, have been excised, and are here loosely laid in, the first leaf of the editors' Introduction being now unfortunately lacking. Hughes has written a new page number on the top right hand corner of each leaf, and a slip of yellow copy paper bearing the typed words: "Please return to: Richard Hughes" and his address has been tipped with clear tape onto the inside front wrapper. 25. New American Library, Times Mirror, New York, January, 1971. First New American Library printing; card wrappers. 26. [Berlin, May,] 1948, Suhrkamp Verlag Vorm. S. Fischer. First edition in German; card boards. 27. Suhrkamp, [Berlin, 1977]. Issued as suhrkamp taschenbuch 394; wrappers, pocket book format; first printing thus. 28. Allhems Forlag, Malmo, 1952. First edition in Swedish; wrappers. 29. Westermann, Kobenhavn, 1944. First edition in Danish; card wrappers, unopened. 30. Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, Oslo 1939. First edition in Norwegian; self-wrappers. 31. Zuid-Hollandsche Uitgevers Mij - Den Haag, N.D. [c.1939]. First edition in Dutch (?and first illustrated edition); wood-engraved frontispiece, prelims. printed in red and black; cloth, imitating pigskin, glassine dust-wrapper. 32. 1939, Editions Stock, Paris. First edition in French; wrappers; one of 550 numbered copies from a total edition of 575 constituting l'edition originale. 33. 1939, Editions Stock, Paris. First French trade edition; wrappers. 34. Frassinelli Tipografo Editore, Torino, 1939. First edition in Italian; title-page printed in black and brown; pale marbled boards and end-papers, the front board printed with a superb illustration in shades of brown; dust-wrapper. 35. Bompiani, [Milano,] 1949. First Bompiani edition (?and first paperback edition in Italian); card wrappers, with dust-wrapper. 36. Ediciones Lauro, [Barcelona, March,] 1945. First edition in Spanish; pale green end-papers; title and end-papers printed in green; pale green cloth, gilt and dark green, with dust-wrapper. THE FOX IN THE ATTIC: 37. Kustannusosakeyhtio Tammi, Helsinki, 1965. First edition in Finnish; cloth, with dust-wrapper. 38. Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, Oslo 1962. First edition in Norwegian; wrappers; unopened. 39. Uitgeverij de Fontein, Utrecht, N.D. [c.1962] First edition in Dutch; prelims printed in red and black; cloth, blind, gilt, and black, buff end-papers, dust-wrapper with foldaround flash. 40. Le Cercle du nouveau livre, [Paris, December, 1962]. First edition in French; cloth, with acetate dust-wrapper; No.293 of an unspecified number of copies of the edition originale. 41. Stock, [Paris, 1963]. First French trade edition; wrappers. 42. Rizzoli, [Milano, January, 1963]. First edition in Italian; title-page printed in black and brown; white cloth, printed in blue and black; wraparound flash, and acetate dust-wrapper; card bookmark bearing portrait of Hughes and review of English edition loosely laid in, as issued. 43. Rizzoli, Editore, [Milano, October, 1966]. Second (and first cheap) edition in Italian; white boards, printed in blue, black, and grey, and with wraparound flash. 44. Editorial Sudamericana, Buenos Aires, 1963. First edition in (Argentinian) Spanish; self-wrappers; unopened. 45. Plaza & Janes, S.A., Editores, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Mexico, D.F., Bogota, Rio de Janeiro, February, 1964. First edition in Spanish printed in Spain; and the first edition of this translation; cloth, with dust-wrapper. THE WOODEN SHEPHERDESS: 46. Stock, [Paris,] 1975. First (?trade) edition in French. 47. Europa Konyvkiado, Budapest, 1978. First edition in Hungarian; cloth, with dust-wrapper. THE SPIDER'S PALACE: 48. S. Fischer Verlag, Berlin, 1933. First edition in German; illustrated; natural silk, blocked in blue, yellow, and brown, with dust-wrapper; illustrated buff end-papers printed in blue, yellow, and brown; three inserted advertisements loosely laid in, as issued. 49. Suhrkamp Verlag, Berlin Und Frankfurt A.M., 1953. First edition thus: a reprint of the preceding, with similar illustrations, including the colour-printed end-papers (here coated buff); boards, dust-wrapper. GERTRUDE & THE SIREN: 50. Editions Quist-Vidal, Boissy-Saint-Leger, 1971. First edition of this translation (?also first edition in French); landscape 4to, beautifully printed in full-colour throughout with surreal illustrations by Nicole Claveloux; laminated full-colour boards; end-papers coated with shades of blue through to pink.

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