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.

ANTHOLOGY. Challenge to death By Philip Noel Baker; Gerald Barry; Vernon Bartlett; Edmund Blunden; Vera Brittain; Ivor Brown; G.E.G. Catlin; Guy Chapman; Mary Agnes Hamilton; Gerald Heard; Winifred Holtby; Julian Huxley; Storm Jameson; J.B. Priestley; Rebecca West; And With a Foreword by Viscount Cecil. Constable & Co Ltd, 1934. Light crimson rough buckram, ruled and lettered black on spine, lettered black on front cover; t.e. crimson. Slight fading of covers; otherwise a fine copy in minutely chipped pictorial dust-wrapper.

A scarce pacifist anthology.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. A miscellany of short stories: Charles' Wain. Mallinson, [1, Mitre Court, E.C.4] London, 1933. Demy 8vo; final blank; pp.[viii]+237+[iii]; lemon Sundour cloth lettered gilt on spine; t.e. dark blue, other edges rough-trimmed. Fine copy in faded and slightly frayed dust-wrapper. Scarce thus.

Eighteen stories, fourteen of which are here first published, the rest here first collected in book form. Contributors include John Arrow, H.E. Bates, Oswell Blakeston, John Brophy, Rhys Davies, Charles Duff, Rupert Croft-Cooke, John Hampson, Eimar O'Duffy, Sean O'Faolain, Liam O'Flaherty, L.A. Pavey, T.F. Powys, Geoffrey West, Malachi Whitaker, etc. On the dust-wrapper of this copy Powys's initials, given as ‘T.S.', have been corrected to ‘T.F.' in ink. Printed in Oxford at the Kemp Hall Press.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. A Chatto & Windus Miscellany 1928. Illustrated. 97 & 99 St Martin's Lane. Post 8vo; vignette on title-page by Edward Bawden; integral catalogue (called for in the Table); final blank; pp.[viii]+134+[28, unpaginated]+[ii]; quarter white Sundour cloth, lettered red on spine, white boards printed in red; lower-edges uncut. Cloth a little marked and dusty; otherwise a fine copy.

Essentially an advertising venture, made up, according to the fly-title, of ‘Extracts From the works of authors Published by Chatto & Windus', together with the 28pp. catalogue ‘Of recent and standard books Published by' the same. It includes not merely "extracts" but complete essays, short stories, discarded chapters, etc., and, rather surprisingly, much of the material is here first published or first collected in book form. Authors so represented include Lytton Strachey, Richard Hughes, David Garnett, T.F. Powys, C.E. Montague, and, apparently, Harold Acton, whose ‘Excerpt from An Introduction' dealing with the Medici family is not listed in Ritchie's bibliography, but would appear to predate any of his other work on the Medici by at least two years. Other authors include Aldous Huxley, Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Wyndham Lewis.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Choice: Some new stories and prose Edited by William Sansom. Decorations by Leonard Rosoman. Progress Publishing, 1 Doughty St., N.D. [1946]. Post 8vo; illustrations on text-paper; light brown rough buckram, lettered blue across and down spine. Fine copy in price clipped dust-wrapper designed by Leonard Rosoman.

Contributors include William Plomer, Sidney Keyes, Gavin Lambert, Arturo Barea, Anna Kavan, Frank O'Connor, Elizabeth Bowen, the editor, P.H. Newby, etc.

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

ANTHOLOGY. Coming to London By William Plomer, Leonard Woolf, V.S. Pritchett, George Barker, J.B. Priestley, Elizabeth Bowen, Geoffrey Grigson, John Middleton Murry, Christopher Isherwood, Alan Pryce-Jones, William Sansom, Jocelyn Brooke, Rose Macaulay And Edith Sitwell. Phoenix House Ltd, 1957. Scarlet boards blocked and lettered silver down spine; t.e. yellow. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Includes also a lengthy introduction by John Lehmann. All contributions are here first collected.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Conviction. Editor: Norman Mackenzie. Peter Shore, Brian Abel-Smith, Raymond Williams, Peter Townsend, Richard Hoggart, Nigel Calder, Hugh Thomas, Peter Marris, Mervyn Jones, Paul Johnson, Iris Murdoch. 1958: MacGibbon & Kee. Demy 8vo; final blank; black boards lettered gilt down spine, and with dotted rule. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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

ANTHOLOGY. Critics who have Influenced taste ([essays] From "The Times"): Ben Jonson, John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, S.T. Coleridge, William Hazlitt, Leigh Hunt, De Quincey, Percy B. Shelley, Macaulay, Sainte-Beuve, Matthew Arnold, Walter Bagehot, Walter Pater, Henry James, Edmund Gosse, A.C. Bradley, Oscar Wilde, Benedetto Croce, Arnold Bennett, James Agate, Desmond MacCarthy, Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence. Preface by Elizabeth Bowen. Edited by A.P. Ryan. Geoffrey Bles Limited, Publishers, 1965. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; olive green boards, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. carmine; end-papers pale orange. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Essays by Bonamy Dobree, Edmund Blunden, G.S. Fraser, Geoffrey Tillotson, Simon Nowell-Smith, Frank Swinnerton, Ivor Brown, James Laver, Raymond Mortimer, Joan Bennett, etc., etc.

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

ANTHOLOGY. [Cover title:] Do Miracles Happen? By G.K. Chesterton, Joseph McCabe, Hilaire Belloc, Dr. J. Warschauer, J.A. Hobson, A.P. Sinnett, Cecil Chesterton and E.W. Lewis. With letters from Dr. A. Stopford Brooke and Mr. Israel Zangwill. The Christian Commonwealth Co., Ltd., 133, Salisbury Square, E.C., N.D. [1914]. Lge.post 8vo, 24pp. wire-stitched as a single gathering into brown wrappers, printed on front in black; half-title not called for. Staples slightly rusty; otherwise a very nice copy.

Sullivan 268.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Edinburgh International Festival 1962: "The Novel Today". 20th-24th August programme & notes: International Writers' Conference, McEwan Hall, Edinburgh. Landscape 8vo, pp.128, wire-stabbed, including 8pp. on grey paper and 8pp. on imitation art-paper; vignette title-page designed by Jean Cocteau, one illustration on text-paper, and numerous illustrations on imitation art-paper; advertisements scattered throughout; glazed wrappers, cut flush, printed in browns, grey, and black, the front wrapper bearing a design by Cocteau; issued without end-papers. A near fine copy. Scarce.

Includes an ‘Address of Welcome' by Sir Compton Mackenzie, an introduction by John Calder, and essays by Malcolm Bradbury, Edwin Morgan, Robbe-Grillet, MacInnes, Daiches, Raymond Williams, etc., as well as shorter contributions by Angus Wilson, Nathalie Sarraute, Kingsley Amis, Philip Toynbee, Harold Nicolson, Julian Mitchell, Gunn, Braine, and Muriel Spark. Other writers participating in the Conference included Durrell, Henry Miller, Moravia, MacDiarmid, Bertrand Russell, William Golding, Aldous Huxley, James Baldwin, Rosamund Lehmann, Hartley, Rex Warner, Spender, Mary McCarthy, Mailer, Capote, Trocchi, Duras, and Ehrenburg.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. "The Editor Regrets . . . " Stories by Louis Golding, Alec Waugh, John Brophy, Martin Armstrong, H.A. Manhood, James Laver, F. Tennyson Jesse, G.B. Stern, C.S. Forester, L.A. Pavey, Dorothy Whipple, H.E. Bates, Daphne du Maurier, A.E. Coppard, L.A.G. Strong. Edited by George Joseph. Introduction by Alice M. Head. Michael Joseph Ltd., 14 Henrietta Street, 1937. Light blue cloth, blocked with publisher's device and lettered silver on spine; t.e. blue; lemon end-papers. Scattered light dusting; otherwise a fine copy in chipped and dusty dust-wrapper.



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

ANTHOLOGY. The Eighteen-eighties. Essays By Fellows of The Royal Society of Literature. Edited by Walter de la Mare. Cambridge At The University Press, 1930. Demy 8vo; light green buckram blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Virtually fine.

First issue, the front cover bearing the gilt blocked stamp of The Royal Society of Literature. Eliot, Forrest Reid, Chesterton, Granville-Barker, Drinkwater, Walter de la Mare, F.S. Boas, etc.

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

ANTHOLOGY. The Eighteen-eighties. Essays By Fellows of The Royal Society of Literature. Edited by Walter de la Mare. Cambridge At The University Press, 1930. Demy 8vo; light green buckram blocked and lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Virtually fine.

Second issue, the front cover being plain. Eliot, Forrest Reid, Chesterton, Granville-Barker, Drinkwater, Walter de la Mare, F.S. Boas, etc.

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

ANTHOLOGY. Encore. The Sunday Times Book, Second year Edited by Leonard Russell. Published by Michael Joseph, 1963. Double med.16mo; blank before half-title, blank at end; title and facing page printed pictorially in grey, title-page over-printed in black; numerous illustrations on text-paper; deep salmon-pink cloth blocked and lettered gilt, panelled dark blue, on spine; t.e. dark blue. Fine in dust-wrapper.

Contributors include Augustus John, Evelyn Waugh, C.P. Snow, Sir Isaiah Berlin, Cyril Connolly, Patrick Campbell, Richard Church, Richard Burton, Raymond Chandler, Jonathan Miller, Oscar Kokoschka, Sir William Walton, Steinbeck, Priestley, Forster, Joyce Cary, Lord David Cecil (on Edmund Gosse), Somerset Maugham, Murdoch, Stephen Potter, Dilys Powell, Fleming, etc., etc., etc., several of the above being represented by more than one contribution.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. English story. Fourth Series Edited by Woodrow Wyatt. Collins, 48 Pall Mall, 1943. Pale greenish-grey cloth lettered dark green on spine. Small faded patch at foot of spine, otherwise a fine copy in chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

Stories by James Hanley, Bates, Treece, Calder-Marshall, Alex Comfort, Alun Lewis, etc., here first printed.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. English story. Fifth Series Edited by Woodrow Wyatt. Collins, 48 Pall Mall, 1944. Pale grey cloth lettered cerise on spine; lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Stories by Elizabeth Bowen, Sansom, Manhood, Denton Welch, Pudney, Treece, Rhys Davies, Sean O'Faolain, Rex Warner, etc., here first printed.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. English story. Seventh Series. Edited by Woodrow Wyatt. Collins, 1947. Pale green cloth lettered red on spine; lower-edges uncut. Nice copy in torn dust-wrapper.

Contributors include James Hanley, Gavin Lambert, Sansom, Cledwyn Hughes, Spender, etc. The second issue. The inner flap of the dust-wrapper bears a sticker reading ‘First Cheap Edition 5/- Net'.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. English story. Seventh Series. Edited by Woodrow Wyatt. Collins, 1947. Pale reddish-pink linen lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Contributors include James Hanley, Gavin Lambert, Sansom, Cledwyn Hughes, Spender, etc. The first issue.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Essays and studies By members of The English Association. Collected by A.C. Bradley. Oxford At The Clarendon Press, 1910. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; green cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device gilt on spine. Fine copy.

Essays by Henry Bradley, Bridges, W.P. Ker, Saintsbury, Edith Sichel, C.E. Vaughan, etc.

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

ANTHOLOGY. Essays Mainly on The nineteenth century Presented to Sir Humphrey Milford. Geoffrey Cumberledge, Oxford University Press, 1948. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece; purple silk weave cloth, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Covers a little faded and foxed; small spot affecting lower margin of frontispiece, due to an original paper fault; otherwise a fine copy.

Includes essays by Helen Darbishire, R.W. Chapman, R. Vaughan Williams, Bernard Darwin, Michael Sadleir, S.C. Roberts, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Essays of the year (1929-1930). Published at the offices of the Argonaut Press, 175, Piccadilly, London, October 1st, 1930. Demy 8vo; pp.xviii+325+[i (printer's imprint)]; yellow rough cloth, paper spine label printed in scarlet; t.e.g., others uncut; spare label tipped in at end. Slight dusting of covers; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an Edition limited to 250 numbered copies printed on large Adelphi antique laid paper, this copy signed beneath the limitation statement by F.J. Harvey Darton, as editor, and, at the end of his contribution, by J.C. Squire, who wrote the introductory ‘An Essay on Essays'. A curiosity of the volume is that Harvey Darton's name nowhere appears on the volume apart from his signature, the word ‘Editor' being added beneath it in his holograph. Besides J.C. Squire, contributors include John Drinkwater, Hilaire Belloc, A.A. Milne, E.C. Bentley, S.C. Roberts (‘Prolegomena to the Life of Dr. Watson' - De Waal, 3352), Arthur Ransome, J.B. Priestley, Louis Golding, Michael Sadleir, Arthur Symons, Leonard Huxley, Bonamy Dobrée, Augustine Birrell, etc.

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

ANTHOLOGY. Essays of the year (1929-1930). Published at the offices of the Argonaut Press, 175, Piccadilly, London, October, 1930. Cr.8vo; pp.xviii+325+[i (printer's imprint)]; light royal blue buckram, blocked blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Barely perceptible foxing of first and last few leaves, but a nice copy.

The ordinary issue. Edited anonymously by F.J. Harvey Darton. Includes ‘An Essay on Essays' by J.C. Squire, and other contributions by John Drinkwater, Hilaire Belloc, A.A. Milne, E.C. Bentley, S.C. Roberts (‘Prolegomena to the Life of Dr. Watson' - De Waal, 3352), Arthur Ransome, J.B. Priestley, Louis Golding, Michael Sadleir, Arthur Symons, Leonard Huxley, Bonamy Dobrée, Augustine Birrell, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Essays of the Year 1933-1934. The Argonaut Press, 1934. Two blanks at end; green cloth blocked black on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine. Fine copy in slightly torn dust-wrapper.

Hugh Walpole, Rose Macaulay, Leonard Woolf,Robert Lynd, W. Beach Thomas, Strong, E.F. Benson, V. Sackville-West, Llewellyn Powys, etc.

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

ANTHOLOGY. Essays On language And Literature. By Marcel Proust, Paul Valery, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean Paulhan, Francis Ponge, Brice Parain. Edited by J.L. Hevesi. Allan Wingate, 1947. Grey cloth lettered gilt on spine. Gilt a trifle dull; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

The Proust is translated by E.H.W. Meyerstein.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Fifty years: 1899-1949. A book of social history from the pages of The Sunday Times. With a Preface by W.W. Hadley. The Sunday Times, Kemsley House, 1949. Pp.[vi]+186; red coarse buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. dark red; white head and tail bands. Cloth of spine slightly faded; otherwise a nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 200 numbered copies, signed by Hadley. Most of the contributions are anonymous, but accredited contributors include Walter de la Mare, Neville Cardus, H.G. Wells, Edmund Gosse, James Agate, Desmond MacCarthy, Lord David Cecil, Dilys Powell, Harold Hobson, E.V. Lucas, E.C. Bentley, etc. Additionally, Max Beerbohm and Hilaire Belloc are mentioned in the introduction. The volume includes a brief history of ‘The Sunday Times',

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Firebird 1: Writing Today. Editor: T.J. Binding. Penguin Books/Allen Lane, 1982. Tall med. 8vo format, perfect bound; white boards, blocked with publisher's device and lettered metallic red down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Angela Carter, Douglas Dunn, Graham Greene, James Kelman, Brian McCabe, Bernard Mac Laverty, Salman Rushdie, William Trevor, etc. A simultaneous paper-back edition was also published.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Firebird 1: Writing Today. Editor: T.J. Binding. Penguin Books/Allen Lane, 1982. Tall med. 8vo format, perfect bound; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in colour; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Angela Carter, Douglas Dunn, Graham Greene, James Kelman, Brian McCabe, Bernard Mac Laverty, Salman Rushdie, William Trevor, etc. A simultaneous hard-back edition was also published.

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ANTHOLOGY. The First Time I . . . Edited and Illustrated By The Hon. Theodora Benson. Chapman & Hall Ltd., 1935. Final blank; numerous very amusing illustrations on text-paper; black cloth, blocked, ruled, and lettered silver on spine. Spine used; otherwise a nice copy.

Contributors include Louis Golding, Howard Spring, Gerhardi, Beverley Nichols, Antonia White, Evelyn Waugh, Kingsmill, Rose Macaulay, Wodehouse, etc.

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

ANTHOLOGY. The Flag: The Book of the Union Jack Club. Edited by Major H.F. Trippel. Art Editor - P.G. Konody. One shilling net. Published by the Daily Mail for the Union Jack Club, N.D. [1908]. Cr.4to format, gathered in eights, and wire-stabbed; 8pp. commercial advertisements precede frontispiece, pp.II and IV bearing indexes; 20pp. commercial advertisements (numbered IX-XXVIII) at end; half-title not called for; frontispiece in black and cream, eleven plates in black and white, seven plates in full colour, and other illustrations on text-paper; subscription slip of grey paper (for the Union Jack Club Extension Building Fund) bound in between pp.110 and 111; buff wrappers, printed on front and back in red and blue, on inside wrappers in blue, with commercial advertisements inside and on back cover; issued without end-papers. Virtually fine copy of a fragile item.

Literary contributors include Meredith, Kipling, Pett Ridge, Corelli, Gilbert, Clark Russell, Alfred Austin, Edgar Wallace, Gilbert Parker, Conan Doyle, John Strange Winter, Hichens, W.W. Jacobs; illustrators include Alma Tadema, Byam Shaw, Rene Bull, John Hassall, Frank Reynolds, etc. All the contributions are apparently here first published. Livingston, 311, calling for only eighteen plates instead of the nineteen here present; Searle, p.86 (giving no collation).

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Folios of New writing. Spring 1940. The Hogarth Press, 37 Mecklenburgh Square, London W.C.1, 1940. Demy 8vo; pp.159+[i (blank)]; light green cloth lettered gilt-outlined light green down spine and on front cover. Gilt on spine largely oxydised to dark reddish brown, and slight pinhead spotting of cloth due apparently to some scattering of gilt during binding; edges of covers and spine slightly faded; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper with three short closed tears.

Includes work by Stephen Spender, Henry Green, William Plomer, Nicholas Moore (‘Five Poems'), Rosamond Lehmann, Goronwy Rees, David Gascoyne, Terence Tiller, H.B. Mallalieu, George Barker, etc. All contributions are here first published. The first of four issues under this title. Woolmer, 469. Edited by John Lehmann.

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ANTHOLOGY. Folios of New writing. Spring 1941. The Hogarth Press, 1941. Demy 8vo; final blank; pp.158+[ii]; light brown cloth lettered gilt-outlined light brown down spine and on front cover. Gilt at head of spine very slightly oxydised; inscription across title-page and punch-hole in blank lower margin of last leaf; otherwise a fine copy slightly frayed dust-wrapper with two small snag-holes.

Purchased from the publisher's file, this origin being indicated only by the word ‘FILED' scrawled between two rules across the title-page. Includes replies to Virginia Woolf's essay ‘The Leaning tower' published in the previous issue: by Edward Upward, B.L. Coombes, and Louis MacNeice, with a response to these by the Editor, John Lehmann. Other work by MacNeice, V.S. Pritchett, Walter Allen, Harold Acton, Donagh MacDonagh, Adam Drinan, Lawrence Little, Frank Sargeson, Laurie Lee, Henry Green, etc. All contributions are here first published. The third of four issues under this title. Woolmer, 469.

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ANTHOLOGY. Folios of New writing. Autumn 1941. The Hogarth Press, 37 Mecklenburgh Square, London, W.C.1, 1941. Demy 8vo; pp.191+[i (blank)]; pale grey-blue cloth lettered gilt-outlined pale grey-blue down spine and on front cover. Slight fading of spine; end-papers foxed; otherwise a nice copy in badly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

Includes work by Dylan Thomas, Spender, Henry Green, Plomer, Laurie Lee, Roy Fuller, Edward Lowbury, David Gascoyne, John Lehmann, etc. All contributions are here first published. The last of four issues under this title. Woolmer, 478: one of a printing of 1,750 copies. Edited by John Lehmann.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. For someone else's son: Extracts and talks From a series Broadcast on BBC WOMAN'S HOUR Spring 1963. British Broadcasting Corporation, [on inside back cover:] 1963. One gathering double f'cap 16mo, wire stitched into light sand card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black; issued without half-title or end-papers. One staple a little rusting; otherwise a fine copy.

Contributors include Christopher Fry, Fredric Warburg, S.P.B. Mais, Kenneth Horne, Sir Stephen King-Hall, Lionel Hale, and Kingsley Amis.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. The Fothergill omnibus For which Eighteen eminent authors Have written Short stories Upon One and the same plot With introductions by John Fothergill, R.G. Collingwood & Gerald Gould. 1931, Eyre and Spottiswoode, Publishers. Lge.cr.8vo; final blank; light green buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Slight mottled fading of covers, and cloth over back joint a little rubbed, with two small holes; prelims. foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Stories by Martin Armstrong, Elizabeth Bowen, Gerald Bullett, Thomas Burke, G.K. Chesterton, A.E. Coppard, E.M. Delafield, L.P. Hartley, Storm Jameson, Sheila Kaye-Smith, Margaret Kennedy, Edward Shanks, J.C. Squire, L.A.G. Strong, Frank Swinnerton, Rebecca West, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Georgian stories 1924. London, Chapman and Hall Ltd., 1924. Pp.[viii]+296; grey rough buckram ruled and lettered dark blue on front cover and flat spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Fine copy.

Stories by Stacy Aumonier, J.D. Beresford, Algernon Blackwood, Ernest Bramah, A.E. Coppard, St. John Ervine, Aldous Huxley, Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, St. John Lucas, Denis Mackail, P.G. Wodehouse, etc., roughly thirty per cent of them here first collected from magazines, the rest reprinted from books. The second biennial anthology.

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ANTHOLOGY. Great French Romances. Four complete novels by Madame de Lafayette, Choderlos de Laclos, The Abbe Prevost, Honore de Balzac. Selected with an Introduction by Richard Aldington. The Pilot Press Ltd., 1946. Red cloth, ruled blind, lettered gilt on spine and front cover. A nice copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Includes ‘The Princess of Cleves', ‘Dangerous Acquaintances', ‘Manon Lescaut', and ‘The Duchesse de Langeais', all, of course, in English translation. Aldington's Introduction occupies pp.vii-xxxiv.

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ANTHOLOGY. Great stories From The Saturday Evening Post. Edited by Ben Hibbs. Bantam Books, New York, September, 1947. Sm.f'cap 8vo format, perfect bound; half-title, title, Contents, and editorial note leaves precede start of text; three leaves integral publisher's advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+[242]+[vi]; glazed white wrappers cut flush, printed pictorially in full colour on front, in black and yellow on spine, and in black, blue, and red on back wrapper; a.e. cerise; issued without end-papers. Crease in corner of front wrapper; slight fading of edges; otherwise a fine copy.

Contributors include Forester, Stephen Vincent Benet, Conrad Richter, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Grey walls Stories Chosen by Wrey Gardiner. The Grey Walls Press, 1945. Grey cloth lettered red down spine. Fine copy in slightly marked dust-wrapper.

Stories by Spender, Serraillier, Norman Nicholson, Olivia Manning, Henry Miller, Robert Greacen, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Harvest. Volume one: Travel. Edited by Vincent Stuart. 1948, London, Castle Press. Double cr.4to, gathered erratically: [A]-C8, D10; eight double sided plates, all included in the pagination; other illustrations in text; pp.67+[i (blank)]; black linen, ruled on, lettered gilt down, spine. Very nice copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Verbal contributors include C.J. Sisson, Roy Campbell, V. Sackville-West, Maurice Collis, Mervyn Peake (a short story), and E.H. Gombrich; visual contributors include Edward Burra, John Minton, John Piper, Eric Ravilious, Gertrude Hermes, and Mervyn Peake.

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ANTHOLOGY. Here and Now. Miscellany No.5 edited by Peter Albery and Sylvia Read. The Falcon Press, 1949. Eight plates; green cloth lettered gilt down spine. Upper cover and spine pressure creased, and slightly faded patch on upper cover; otherwise a very nice copy in defective dust-wrapper.

Contributors include Olaf Stapledon, Slyvia Read, Norman Nicholson, C. Day Lewis, Anne Ridler, Clive Sansom, Elizabeth Myers, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Hotch Potch. edited by John Brophy. The Council of The Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital, 1936. Frontispiece, and ten full page plates; vertically fine herring bone ribbed cloth, lettered green on front cover, blocked and lettered green on spine. Vertical crease in spine; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Includes short stories by H.E. Bates, Graham Greene, Olaf Stapledon, Conal O'Riordan, L.A.G. Strong, Storm Jameson, Brophy, etc., as well as five poems by A.S.J. Tessimond.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Hugh Macdiarmid: A critical survey: Alexander Scott; Duncan Glen; Burns Singer; David Daiches; John C. Weston; Roderick Watson; Matthew P. McDiarmid; Iain Crichton Smith; Sydney Goodsir Smith; David Craig; Douglas Sealy; Tom Scott; Edwin Morgan; Michael Habart; G.S. Fraser; W.R. Aitken. Editen by Duncan Glen. Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh, 1972. Demy 8vo; pp.[x]+[242]; original plain drab boards. Fine copy.

A printer's (as opposed to publisher's) dummy, containing the full text (presumably a late state of proof) in a mock-up binding, without blocking or lettering. A printer's slip, dated 11-8 72, and headed ‘Dummy Copy', is tipped with clear tape onto the front end-paper.

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

ANTHOLOGY. The Humour Of Dickens Chosen by R.J. Cruikshank. With illustrations By modern artists. "News Chronicle" Publications Department, 12-22 Bouverie Street, N.D. [1952]. Lge.imp.16mo; pp.xiv+[146]; frontispiece on verso of half-title, vignette title-page, and numerous full-page illustrations; pale grey linen grain thin boards, cut flush, lettered dark red up spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed pictorial dust-wrapper.

Extracts from the works of Dickens with illustrations by Osbert Lancaster, Ardizzone, Low, Vicky, Ronald Searle, Giles, Illingworth, etc., etc. Published in aid of The Dickens House Endowment Fund.

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ANTHOLOGY. ‘I . . .' An anthology of Diarists. Edited by Barbara Willard. Illustrated by John Sergeant. Chatto & Windus, 1972. Med.8vo; blank before half-title; numerous illustrations in text; Acknowledgements leaf followed by blank at end; pp.188+[i]+[iii]; brownish olive cloth-textured boards, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

John Evelyn, Pepys, Fanny Burney, Cobbett, Dorothy Wordsworth, Marjory Fleming, Francis Kilvert, Augustus Hare, Arnold Bennett, Virginia Woolf, etc.

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

ANTHOLOGY. Imaginary Conversations. Eight radio scripts by Michael Innes, Rose Macaulay, Sean O'Faolain, V.S. Pritchett, Herbert Read, G.W. Stonier, C.V. Wedgwood. Edited and with an introduction by Rayner Heppenstall. Secker & Warburg, 1948. Grey cloth blocked and lettered cerise down spine; t.e. cerise. Fine copy in chipped dust-wrapper.



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ANTHOLOGY. In and out of School. Stories chosen by Anthony Buckeridge. Faber and Faber Ltd, 1958. Blank before half-title, three at end; grey cloth blocked and lettered red, panelled sky-blue on spine. Nice copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Stories by. Wodehouse, Day Lewis, Ian Hay, Anthony Buckeridge, Frank Richards, Geoffrey Trease, etc.

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

ANTHOLOGY. In letters of red: Contributions by W.H. Auden; John Brownson; Lion Feuchtwanger; George de Fiedorowicz; Louis Golding; Geoffrey Grigson; Robert Herring; Herbert Hodge; James Lansdale Hodson; Peter Lagger; C. Day Lewis; David Low; Louis MacNeice; Jeffery Marston; Kingsley Martin; Siegfried Sassoon; John Strachey; Frank Tilsley; Edward Upward; Rex Warner. Edited by E. Allen Osborne Published by Michael Joseph Ltd, 1938. Final blank; double spread title-page bearing a cartoon by Low, partly on verso of half-title; black fine weave cloth, blocked and lettered red on spine; deep yellow end-papers.

Presentation copy from John Brownson, bearing his signed holograph inscription on the front end-paper, together with a brief critical biographical appraisal of him by the recipient. A pacifist anthology.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. In The psychiatrist's Chair. Anthony Clare [talks to] Professor Hugh Dudley; Nell Dunn; Judge Christmas Humphreys; David Irving; Glenda Jackson; Nemone Lethbridge; Peter Marsh; Spike Milligan; Arnold Wesker. Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press, London, 1984. Extra cr.8vo format, perfect bound; pp.xiv+210; very dark blue-green cloth-textured boards, ruled, lettered, and downlettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Transcripts of a series of Radio 4 interviews with the title broadcast in the autumn of 1982. The hardcover issue.

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ANTHOLOGY. In The psychiatrist's Chair. Anthony Clare [talks to] Professor Hugh Dudley; Nell Dunn; Judge Christmas Humphreys; David Irving; Glenda Jackson; Nemone Lethbridge; Peter Marsh; Spike Milligan; Arnold Wesker. Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press, London, 1984. Extra cr.8vo format, perfect bound; pp.xiv+210; white glazed card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black and colours; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

Transcripts of a series of Radio 4 interviews with the title broadcast in the autumn of 1982. The softcover issue.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Irish harvest: An anthology of prose and poetry Edited by Robert Greacen. New Frontiers Press, Dublin, 1946. Demy 8vo, wire-stabbed; two blanks before half-title; Acknowledgments leaf followed by three blanks at end; pp.[x]+9-158+[viii]; pale cream wrappers, cut flush, printed on sides and up spine in green; issued without end-papers. Poor quality paper lightly embrowned throughout; otherwise a fine copy in slightly stained dust-wrapper.

Contributors include Michael McLaverty, L.A.G. Strong, Sean O'Faolain, Elizabeth Bowen, Lennox Robinson, Helen Waddell, Forrest Reid, Sean Jennett, Donagh MacDonagh, Mary Lavin, the editor, etc., most of the material being here first collected in book form.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Literature and life: Addresses To the English association By Sir H. Idris Bell; Guy Boas; Osbert Lancaster; C.S. Lewis; V. de Sola Pinto; G. Rostrevor Hamilton; H.V. Routh; Lawrence E. Tanner; S.C. Roberts; Reginald W.M. Wright. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1948. Double cr.16mo; final blank; dark blue rough buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Near fine.



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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Little Innocents: Childhood reminiscences By Dame Ethel Smyth, Lord Berners, Harold Nicolson, Dorothy Wellesley, Lord Alfred Douglas, Edmund Blunden, Baroness Ravensdale, James Laver, Sylvia Pankhurst, H.J. Massingham, Rose Macaulay, Edward Sackville-West, Alice, Lady Lowther, Sonia Keppel, Robert Byron, Princess Antoine Bibesco, C.B. Cochran, Louisa, Countess of Antrim, John Betjeman, Nina Hamnett, J.B. Morton, Evelyn Waugh, V. Sackville-West, E.M. Delafield, Raymond Mortimer, Lord Clonmore, Brian Howard, Lady Longford, Gerald Heard, J.C. Squire. Preface by Alan Pryce-Jones. Cobden-Sanderson, 1932. Demy 8vo; two blanks at end; sea-green silk-weave cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Cloth rubbed at extreme head and tail of spine, and spine slightly darkened; otherwise a nice copy.

Published November 1932. Printed at The Shenval Press. The first issue binding.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Little Innocents: Childhood reminiscences By Dame Ethel Smyth, Lord Berners, Harold Nicolson, Dorothy Wellesley, Lord Alfred Douglas, Edmund Blunden, Baroness Ravensdale, James Laver, Sylvia Pankhurst, H.J. Massingham, Rose Macaulay, Edward Sackville-West, Alice, Lady Lowther, Sonia Keppel, Robert Byron, Princess Antoine Bibesco, C.B. Cochran, Louisa, Countess of Antrim, John Betjeman, Nina Hamnett, J.B. Morton, Evelyn Waugh, V. Sackville-West, E.M. Delafield, Raymond Mortimer, Lord Clonmore, Brian Howard, Lady Longford, Gerald Heard, J.C. Squire. Preface by Alan Pryce-Jones. Cobden-Sanderson, 1932. Demy 8vo; two blanks at end; pale green coarse cloth, blocked and lettered black on spine. Spine faded; otherwise a nice copy.

Published November 1932. Printed at The Shenval Press. The second issue binding.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Little Reviews Anthology. Edited by Denys Val Baker. George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1943. Salmon cloth, lettered black on spine. Slight fading of spine, chiefly at top corners; otherwise a fine copy in slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Contributors include Alun Lewis, Laurie Lee, Litvinoff, Norman Nicholson, Ronald Duncan, Sansom, Roy Fuller, Ian Serrailler, Dylan Thomas, David Gascoyne, Vernon Watkins, Anne Ridler, Stephen Spender, Tambimuttu, Alex Comfort, Treece, Nicholas Moore, Roy McFadden, Terence Tiller, Robert Greacen, George Orwell, etc. Critical articles are included on D.H. Lawrence, Aldous Huxley, Graham Greene, R.M. Rilke, and T.S. Eliot, and the volume concludes with an interesting ‘Bibliography' of Little Reviews.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Little reviews Anthology 1945. Edited by Denys Val Baker. Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1945. Sm.cr.8vo; grey cloth lettered scarlet up spine; t.e. crimson. Fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Contributors include J. Middleton Murry, Hugh MacDiarmid, Betjeman, Koestler, Alun Lewis, Clive Bel, Anna Kavan, George Barker, Roy Fuller, Jack Lindsay, William Soutar, John Heath-Stubbs, R.S. Thomas, Robert Greacen, etc. Critical articles are included on Richard Hillary, Blake, Lorca, Sickert, Tolstoy, and Joyce, and the volume concludes with an interesting ‘Bibliography' of Little Reviews.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. London Magazine Stories 3. Selected, with an introduction, by Alan Ross. London Magazine Editions, 1968. Double med.16mo; two blanks at end; brown boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Stories by Julia O'Faolain, R. Prawer Jhabvala, Costas Taktsis, William Burroughs, Goffredo Parise, etc.

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

ANTHOLOGY. London Magazine Stories 7. Selected by Alan Ross. London Magazine Editions, 1972. Double med.16mo; half-title not called for; final blank; pale green boards blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Stories by John Toft, Nadine Gordimer, Elaine Feinstein, Paul Theroux, John McGahern, etc.

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

ANTHOLOGY. London Magazine 1961-85 Edited by Alan Ross. Chatto & Windus, London, 1986. Double demy.16mo; final blank; illustrations in text; pp.x+307+[iii]; dark dull blue cloth-textured boards lettered gilt on spine. Poor quality paper lightly embrowned in margins; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Review copy, with the publisher's review slip giving the Publication Date as 24 April and the Price as £10.95 (revised upwards from £9.95 by a laid on slip: the dust-wrapper bears the printed price £10.95). Includes work by Sylvia Plath, Lawrence Durrell, Eugenio Montale, William Trevor, W.H. Auden, Philip Larkin, Frank Tuohy, William Boyd, Charles Tomlinson, Henry de Montherlant, Malcolm Lowry, R.K. Narayan, George Seferis, Nadine Gordimer, John Betjeman, Jonathan Raban, Graham Swift, A.J. S. Tessimond, Norman MacCaig, Robert Lowell, Theodore Roethke, Gavin Ewart, Louis Macneice, D.J. Enright, Roy Fuller, Stephen Spender, Peter Porter, Douglas Dunn, William Plomer, Alan Brownjohn, Ted Hughes, Kingsley Amis, Seamus Heaney, Thom Gunn, Paul Theroux, Andrew Motion, Peter Redgrove, Hugo Williams, Tony Harrison, Keith Vaughan, etc. etc.

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

ANTHOLOGY. London Review Of books: Anthology two. Junction Books, 1982. Lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; pp.[viii]+[264]; two blanks at end; white glazed wrappers, cut flush, printed in fawn and black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Contributors include Dan Jacobson, Donald Davie, C.H. Sisson, Ian Hamilton, Hugo Williams, E.H. Gombrich, Anita Brookner, Patrick Wormald, Michael Neve, Penelope Fitzgerald, etc., etc.

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

ANTHOLOGY. A Martial Medley: Fact and Fiction. By Conal O'Riordan, Charles Edmonds, C.W. Grundy, John Brophy, "Miles", Corrie Denison, Stephen Southwold, E.C. Pattison, Norman Hancock, Eric Partridge. Eric Partridge At The Scholartis Press, 1931. Spine very slightly faded, otherwise a fine copy.

One of 875 ordinary copies for sale. In this copy an error in the publisher's Foreword has been corrected by hand.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. [Caption title:] Million: New left writing Edited by John Singer. First collection. [Inside front wrapper:] Published by William Maclellan, 240 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2., N.D. [1943]. Demy 8vo, wire stitched as a single gathering, 64pp.; 4pp. plates, one in full colour; integral advertisement leaf at end; buff wrappers printed in red and black, the back wrapper carrying advertisements recto and verso. Wrappers a little darkened, and creased at corners; staples rusted; a few small corners creased; otherwise, and in general, a nice copy. Very scarce.

Includes work by Sean O'Casey, Reginald Moore, Langston Hughes, Maurice Fridberg, Maurice Lindsay, Mulk Raj Anand, Hugh MacDiarmid, etc.

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

ANTHOLOGY. Modern French stories. Edited With an introduction By John Lehmann. Faber and Faber, 1956. Red cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy.

Authors represented include Julian Green, Sartre, Prevost, Duras, Pons, etc.

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

ANTHOLOGY. Modern Reading Number eight. Edited by Reginald Moore. Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. Ltd., 1943. Double f'cap 16mo; leaf bearing author index precedes half-title; pale green wrappers printed in orange and black; issued without end-papers. Poor quality paper slightly embrowned; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Contributors include James T. Farrell, Tabori, Scott Fitzgerald, Diarmuid Kelly, Denton Welch, Strong, Mannin, Maurice Lindsay, Norman Nicholson, Frank O'Connor, etc. All the material is here first published, or here makes its first appearance in England. Issued in the series ‘Big Ben Books'.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Modern reading No.10. Edited by Reginald Moore. Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., Ltd., 1944. Double f'cap 16mo; author index on title-page; final blank; thin glazed white wrappers printed in green and black. Poor quality paper, slightly embrowned at edges; otherwise a nice copy.

A binding variant, the wrappers being of thin glazed paper instead of the thick unglazed paper of the issue more usually seen. Contributors include Kay Boyle, Diarmuid Russell, Conrad Aiken, Maurice Fridberg, Eudora Welty, Henry Miller, Stephen Vincent Benet, etc. The material from English contributors, and Henry Miller, is here first published; most of the American contributions here appear for the first time in England. Issued in the series ‘Big Ben Books'.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Modern reading No.10. Edited by Reginald Moore. Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., Ltd., 1944. Double f'cap 16mo; author index on title-page; final blank; white wrappers printed in green and black. Poor quality paper, slightly embrowned at edges; otherwise a fine copy.

From the library of Chloe Vulliamy, with her bookplate on the inside front wrapper. Contributors include Kay Boyle, Diarmuid Russell, Conrad Aiken, Maurice Fridberg, Eudora Welty, Henry Miller, Stephen Vincent Benet, etc. The material from English contributors, and Henry Miller, is here first published; most of the American contributions here appear for the first time in England. Issued in the series ‘Big Ben Books'.

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ANTHOLOGY. Modern reading No.13. Edited by Reginald Moore. Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., Ltd., 1945. Double f'cap 16mo; white wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; issued without end-papers. Poor quality wartime paper, lightly embrowned in margins; otherwise a nice copy.

Contributors include Joyce Cary, Frank O'Connor, G. Rostrevor Hamilton, Aragon, Hardiman Scott, L.A.G. Strong, Jocelyn Brooke, Elizabeth Taylor, Henry Treece, Kenneth Patchen, Albert Cossery, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Modern Reading 15. Edited by Reginald Moore. Phoenix House Limited, 38 William IV Street, Charing Cross, London, W.C.2, May 1947. Double cr.16mo; editorial page with title-page on verso, and Contents page with copyright information on verso precede first leaf of text; half-title not called for; 5pp. half-tone plates after photographs, included in pagination; pp.168; light sand cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered slate purple down spine. Fine copy in minutely chipped and very slightly dusty dust-wrapper.

Includes ‘The Strange Occurrences connected with Captain John Russell' by Neil Bell; poems by Jocelyn Brooke, Conrad Aitken, Mohammed Iqbal, Denton Welch, Howard Sergeant, and George Barker; work by James Stern, Arthur Calder-Marshall, Rhys Davies, Oswell Blakeston, Gerald Bullett. Gwyn Thomas, etc. The second volume of Modern Reading to be issued in hard covers.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Modern Scottish Short Stories. Edited by Fred Urquhart and Giles Gordon. Hamish Hamilton, London, 1978. Double demy 16mo, notch-bound; pp.xii+212; sea-green cloth-textured boards blocked with publisher's initials device and down-lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

A conspectus from the '40s onwards, avoiding stories easily available elsewhere, and including Neil M. Gunn (‘The Ghost's Story'), Muriel Spark, George Friel, James Kennaway, Neil McCallum, Giles Gordon, J.F. Hendry, Eric Linklater, Angus Wolfe Murray, Edward Gaitens, George Mackay Brown, Janet Caird, Alan Jackson, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Fred Urquhart, alan Spence, Douglas Dunn, Iain Crichton Smith, Allan Massie, etc., etc. Some of the stories are here first published or here first collected.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Modern Short Stories 2: 1940-1980. Edited by Giles Gordon. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1982. Tall f'cap 8vo format, perfect bound; leaf bearing Everyman motto precedes title-page; half-title not called for; leaf headed ‘Notes' followed by three blanks at end; pp.[xviii]+326+[viii]; yellow glazed card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black, red, and blue; issued without end-papers. Fine.

Presentation copy bearing the editor's signed inscription on the title-page. The first volume was published in 1939. Stories by Jean Rhys, L.P. Hartley, Elizabeth Bowen, Sean O'Faolain, Rhys Davies, Graham Greene, Samuel Beckett, William Sansom, Patrick White, Mary Lavin, Elizabeth Taylor, Angus Wilson, Roald Dahl, Muriel Spark, Doris Lessing, George Mackay Brown, Alan Sillitoe, William Trevor, J.G. Ballard, etc., etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. The new decameron: Volume the first, containing The prologue & the first day. Oxford, B.H. Blackwell, Broad Street, 1919. Blank before half-title; bibliography leaf at end; pp.[2]+[vi]+[228]; quarter light fawn buckram, paper spine label, very pale greeny blue boards; a.e. uncut; pale grey end-papers printed pictorially dark blue. Label slightly rubbed; bookplate on front blank; two or three leaves opened a trifle roughly; otherwise a very nice copy. Uncommon thus.

Contributors include Dorothy L. Sayers, W.F. Harvey, M. Storm-Jameson, Basil Blackwell ('The History of Joseph Binns'), Sherard Vines, Michael Sadler [later Sadleir], etc.

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

ANTHOLOGY. The new decameron: The third volume, containing Stories by Compton Mackenzie, J.D. Beresford, D.H. Lawrence, Desmond Coke, Michael Sadleir, Norman Davey, Storm Jameson, Robert Keable, V. Sackville West, And Bill Nobbs. Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1922. Advertisements on verso of last leaf of text; pp.viii+232; quarter light greyish fawn buckram, paper spine label printed in dark blue, sky blue boards; a.e. uncut. Contemporary ownership inscription on upper margin of half-title; a little scattered very light foxing; one or two leaves opened a trifle roughly; otherwise a very nice copy. Uncommon thus.



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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.

ANTHOLOGY. The new decameron. The sixth volume, edited by Vivienne Dayrell And Containing stories by Gerald Bullett, Ethan Allan Brown, Madeleine Nightingale, Naomi Royde-Smith, Eric Walter White, Vivienne Dayrell, William Gerhardi, Evelyn Waugh, L.A.G. Strong, Raymond Compton Rhodes, L.P. Hartley. Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1929. Quarter fawn buckram, pale sky blue boards, cream paper spine label, printed in dark blue; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Edges of boards faded, spine slightly so; some foxing of end-papers and facing leaves; otherwise an unusually nice, crisp, copy of a book that seldom survives well.



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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.

ANTHOLOGY. New England Oracle. A Choice Selection from One Hundred Years of The Atlantic Monthly. Introduction by D.W. Brogan. Edited by Edward Weeks And Emily Flint [and re-edited for the English edition by Kenneth Harris]. Collins, 1958. Pink cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

Differs in many respects from the American edition, its 576pp. representing a reduction in size. "This has meant some re-writing and re-shaping, some additions, deletions and an occasional re-phrasing of the introductions to the several sections, though no change has been made in the actual texts selected." - Harris's ‘Note to the English Edition'. Contributors include Holmes, Thoreau, Jewett, Twain, Howells, Bret Harte, Emerson, Max Beerbohm, Wilder, Virginia Woolf, Thurber, Osbert Sitwell, Olson, Hemingway, Welty, Saroyan, Faulkner, Longfellow, Browning, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Frost, Masefield, Yeats, de la Mare, Edith Sitwell, Auden, Dylan Thomas, Dunsany, Graves, Wallace Stevens, Jacob Epstein, Eliot, Joyce, Einstein, etc., etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. The new forget-me-not: A calendar. Decorated By Rex Whistler. 1929, Cobden-Sanderson, 1 Montague Street. Demy 8vo; illustrated presentation leaf follows half-title; vignette title-page printed in blue and black; errata slip tipped in after title leaf; four plates in colours; numerous illustrations on text-paper; 3pp. blank except for headline, and final page blank, at end; quarter blue cloth, cream boards printed in blue and green with design by Whistler, spine ruled and lettered gilt; t.e.blue. Spine faded, and worn a trifle at head and tail, and boards dusty at edges; otherwise a fine copy.

Contributors include Max Beerbohm, Baring, Clive Bell, Lord Berners, Blunden, Cyril Connolly, Ronald Knox, Rose Macaulay, V. Sackville-West, Sassoon, Shanks, Squire, etc.

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

ANTHOLOGY. New French Writing. Edited by Georges Borchardt. Criterion Books, N.Y., 1961. Half-title not called for; grey cloth blocked and lettered blue down spine. Nice copy in badly frayed dust-wrapper.

Includes translations from Sartre, Robbe-Grillet, etc.

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

ANTHOLOGY. The new keepsake. Contributions by Maurice Baring, H.J. Massingham, Max Beerbohm, Raymond Mortimer, Clive Bell, Harold Nicolson, Hilaire Belloc, Naomi Royde-Smith, Stella Benson, V. Sackville-West, Lord Berners, Siegfried Sassoon, Edmund Blunden, J.C.Squire, Ivor Brown, H.M. Tomlinson, Lord David Cecil, Hugh Walpole, Cyril Connolly, Dorothy Wellesley, Aldous Huxley, R.H. Wilenski, Rose Macaulay, W.B. Yeats. Decorated by Rex Whistler. Cobden-Sanderson, 1 Montague Street, 1931. Presentation leaf follows half-title; final blank serving as paste-down, the preceding leaf being printed on recto only; white buckram blocked and lettered black on front cover and spine. Extreme lower edge of covers a little stained; otherwise near-fine in chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

The cover design is by Rex Whistler.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. New road. Directions in European art And letters Number 4. Edited by Fred Marnau. Grey Walls Press Ltd, 1946. Six double-sided plates; black cloth lettered gilt down spine. Corners of prelims. creased and badly trimmed owing to an original binding fault; otherwise a nice copy.

Work by Heath-Stubbs, Trakl, Ignazio Silone, Kokoschka, Hugh MacDiarmid, Kafka, David Gascoyne, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. New World Writing. Sixth Mentor sel- ection. Published by The New American Library, Oct- ober, 1954. Pocketbook format; publisher's foreword leaf precedes title-page; 12pp. integral advertise- ments at end; white laminated wrappers printed in yellow black and red; a.e. salmon red. Insignificant wear to wrappers; otherwise a fine copy.

Contributors include Brian Glanville, Sabro Hasegawa, James T. Farrell, John Wain, Donagh MacDonagh, Richard Eberhart, Lee Anderson, Saul Bellow, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. New writers IV. Plays and happenings By Jean-Jacques Lebel, E.C. Nimmo, Charles Marowitz, Ken Dewey, Rene de Obaldia, Allan Kaprow, John Antrobus. Calder and Boyars Ltd, 1967. Double cr.16mo; final blank; blue boards ruled and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in slightly dusty dust-wrapper.

An excellent book dealing with the theory, practice, and development of the ‘happening'.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. New writing And Daylight. Summer, 1942. The Hogarth Press, 37 Mecklenburgh Square, London, W.C.1, 1942. Demy 8vo; four double-sided plates; pp.160; pale jade green cloth lettered gilt-outlined jade green on front cover and down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper. Scarce thus.

Includes work by Edwin Muir, Roy Fuller, Stephen Spender, Lawrence Little, Ann Ridler, Helen Gardner (on T.S. Eliot), Terence Tiller, Emanuel Litvinoff, Alexander Comfort [sic], Norman Nicholson, John Lehmann, etc. Edited by John Lehmann. The first of a series of seven volumes under this title. Woolmer, 494, describing the cloth as ‘light blue', which in this copy it definitely is not, and the dust-wrapper as ‘salmon lettered in red'. In the present copy the dust-wrapper is salmon printed in red, the lettering and design reversed out (i.e., salmon through red). The present copy was purchased by us from the publisher's file, and the binding may conceivably be an early issue or trial - but Woolmer's description of the dust-wrapper is almost certainly just plain misleading!

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ANTHOLOGY. New writing And Daylight. Summer, 1943. The Hogarth Press, 37 Mecklenburgh Square, London, W.C.1, June 1943. Demy 8vo; line illustrations in text; pp.180; diagonally fine ribbed black cloth, lettered gilt-outlined black on front cover and down spine. Gilt lightly oxydised; inscriptions on front end-paper and dust-wrapper (v. note); small trimming fault affecting blank corner of one leaf; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

The publisher's file copy, so inscribed on the dust-wrapper and front end-paper. Includes work by Roy Fuller, Henry Green, Louis Aragon (translated by Louis MacNeice), Robert Graves, William Sansom, Henry Reed, Lawrence Little, Alun Lewis, Terence Tiller, John Lehmann, etc. Edited by John Lehmann. The third of a series of seven volumes under this title. Woolmer, 505, describing the dust-wrapper as printed in black and blue. To our eyes it is printed in black and green - but there are two versions of the gene for discriminating blue and green, and we may just have different ones!

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ANTHOLOGY. New writing And Daylight. Winter, 1943-44. The Hogarth Press, 37 Mecklenburgh Square, London, W.C.1, January 1944. Demy 8vo; two double-sided plates; other illustrations in text; pp.168; scarlet cloth, lettered gilt-outlined scarlet on front cover and down spine. Poor quality paper very lightly embrowned; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper. Scarce thus.

The publisher's file copy, with their label to this effect on the spine of the dust-wrapper. Includes work by Edith Sitwell, Noel Blakiston, Roy Fuller, Philip Toynbee, Stephen Spender, Denton Welch, F.T. Prince, Terence Tiller, Alan Ross, Denis Glover, John Lehmann, etc. Edited by John Lehmann. The fourth of a series of seven volumes under this title. Woolmer, 512.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. New writing And Daylight. Winter, 1943-44. The Hogarth Press, 37 Mecklenburgh Square, London, W.C.1, January 1944. Demy 8vo; two double-sided plates; other illustrations in text; pp.168; scarlet cloth, lettered gilt-outlined scarlet on front cover and down spine. Poor quality paper very lightly embrowned; inscription on front end-paper.

Includes work by Edith Sitwell, Noel Blakiston, Roy Fuller, Philip Toynbee, Stephen Spender, Denton Welch, F.T. Prince, Terence Tiller, Alan Ross, Denis Glover, John Lehmann, etc. Edited by John Lehmann. The fourth of a series of seven volumes under this title. Woolmer, 512.

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ANTHOLOGY. New writing and Daylight 1945. The Hogarth Press, 37 Mecklenburgh Square, London, W.C.1, September 1945. Demy 8vo; four double-sided plates; blue cloth lettered gilt-outlined blue on front cover and down spine. Very light uniform embrowning throughout; otherwise a fine copy in somewhat chipped dust-wrapper.

Contributors include Edith Sitwell, George Barker, Elizabeth Bowen, Plomer, Spender, Henry Red, George Seferis, etc. Edited by John Lehmann. Woolmer, 520. The sixth of a series of seven volumes under this title.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. New writing and Daylight 1945. The Hogarth Press, 37 Mecklenburgh Square, London, W.C.1, September 1945. Demy 8vo; four double-sided plates; blue cloth lettered gilt-outlined blue on front cover and down spine. Slight embrowning throughout, chiefly of margins; otherwise a nice copy.

Contributors include Edith Sitwell, George Barker, Elizabeth Bowen, Plomer, Spender, Henry Red, George Seferis, etc. Edited by John Lehmann. Woolmer, 520. The sixth of a series of seven volumes under this title.

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ANTHOLOGY. New writing and Daylight 1946. John Lehmann, September 1946. Four double-sided plates; blue cloth lettered gilt on front cover and down spine. Spine and edges of covers faded, otherwise a near-fine copy.

Contributors include MacNeice, George Barker, Heath-Stubbs, Sansom, Gavin Lambert, Rose Macaulay, V.S. Pritchett, Koestler, L.P. Hartley, Osbert Sitwell, Ayrton, Edith Sitwell, Lawrence Durrell, Laurie Lee, etc.

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