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.

HUGHES (Richard). The following volumes were purchased from the publisher's production file. With one exception they do NOT duplicate the editions held in the author's own file, which passed through our hands some time ago. Eleven volumes, various, as under, all in nice or fine condition, except as otherwise described, several being unique:

CONFESSIO JUVENIS: COLLECTED POEMS: 1. Chatto and Windus, Phoenix Library, 1934. First Phoenix Library edition. Blue buckram; dust-wrapper with price increase sticker, ‘4/-', on inner flap. A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA: 2. Services edition, Published for The British Publishers Guild By Chatto & Windus, 1943. White wrappers printed outside in black and lilac. First Services Edition. 3. Services edition, Published for The British Publishers Guild By Chatto & Windus, Second Impression, 1944. White wrappers printed outside in black and deep lilac. Publisher's ‘Production Office Copy' label on front wrapper. 4. The same. Published copy, without the label. 5. The same: or so it claims! - but a different printer (Amalgamated Press Ltd., instead of Morrison and Gibb Ltd.) and an entirely different setting of the text, in larger format, wire stabbed instead of sewn. Apparently a proof setting for the 1948 square format paperback issue, the card covers for which (again a proof, marked up in pencil for minor alterations of the design) somewhat torn, but substantially complete, are loosely folded round it. Loosely laid in is a pencilled mock up of the design for new prelims., with small printed slip pasted on, and pencilled instructions for the type-setting, together with two copies of the first proofs, one heavily corrected and altered in ink. (It emerges from all this that the prelims. - and probably covers - of the published edition were printed by William Clowes and Sons Ltd, the text by the Amalgamated Press Ltd.!) 6. Chatto & Windus, 1948. The square format paperback issue. First impression thus. Wire stabbed, with tipped in prelims.; white wrappers, printed in green and black. Publisher's ‘Production Office Copy' label on spine. IN HAZARD: 7. Services edition, Published for The British Publishers Guild By Chatto & Windus, 1944. First Services Edition. White wrappers printed outside in black and deep lilac. Publisher's ‘Production Office Copy' label on front wrapper. 8. The same: or so it claims! - but a different printer (Amalgamated Press Ltd., instead of Butler and Tanner Ltd.) and an entirely different setting of the text, in larger format, wire stabbed instead of sewn. Apparently a proof setting for the 1948 square format paperback issue. Publisher's ‘Production Office Copy' label on spine. 9. The same. No label. 10. The same. Disbound, with the card covers for the 1948 square format paperback issue (again a proof, marked up in ink for minor alterations of the design) loosely folded round it. Loosely laid in is a pencilled mock up of the design for new prelims., with small printed slip pasted on, and pencilled instructions for the type-setting, together with two copies of the first proofs (William Clowes and Sons Ltd.). 11. Chatto & Windus, 1948. The square format paperback issue. First impression thus. Wire stabbed, with tipped in prelims.; white wrappers, printed in green and black. Publisher's ‘Production Office Copy' label on spine.

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HUGHES (Richard). The following volumes were purchased from the publisher's production file. With one exception they do NOT duplicate the editions previously purchased from that source or those held in the author's own file, which passed through our hands some time ago. Four volumes, various, as under, all, except as described, in fine condition, with dust-wrappers as called for:

A MOMENT OF TIME: Chatto & Windus, 1926. Narrow cr.8vo; grass green fine rough buckram, ruled, blocked and lettered black on spine; fore-edges mainly trimmed. Dust-wrapper a trifle chipped and frayed. ‘First published January 28, 1926 / Second Impression March, 1926' on verso of title leaf. Differs from the first impression by being in a slightly lighter shade of cloth, and by having black rules, lettering, and blocking on the spine instead of gilt. With the publisher's ‘Production Office Copy' sticker on spine of dust-wrapper. A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA: 1. Services edition, Published for The British Publishers Guild By Chatto & Windus, Second Impression, 1944. White wrappers printed outside in black and deep lilac. Publisher's ‘Production Office Copy' label on front wrapper. (Amalgamated Press Ltd., printing, instead of the usual Morison and Gibb Ltd., and an entirely different setting of the text, in larger format, wire-stabbed instead of sewn. No indication of this copy being a trial or proof, except, possibly, for the publisher's label. 2. 1961 impression. Pale brown boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Norah Smallwood's copy (Hughes' editor, and a director of Chatto & Windus), with her pencilled initials on the front end-paper. PLAYS: THE SISTERS' TRAGEDY; A COMEDY OF GOOD AND EVIL; THE MAN BORN TO BE HANGED; DANGER. 1966, edition. Also from Norah Smallwood's shelf, though without sign of ownership, apart from the same pattern of light dust-marking on the spine as has the preceding item, to which it in fact stood adjacent.

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[HUGHES (Richard).]. Life and Letters Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. Vol.III, No.15. August, 1929. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in black and red; pp.[79]-242. Fine copy.

A special issue entirely devoted to the abbreviated first printing of "A High Wind in Jamaica". The author's own copy, from his library, of his most celebrated book, bearing his bookplate on the inside front wrapper.

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HUGHES (Richard). The innocent Voyage. Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1929. Final blank; half dark marina blue buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine, salmon pink boards printed with all over floral pattern in very dark marina green; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed cream; end-papers printed with same pattern as boards, in optical white. Gilt oxydised on spine, and cloth of spine slightly faded; otherwise fine.

The only edition under this title; published later, both in England and America, as ‘A High Wind in Jamaica'.

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HUGHES (Richard). A high wind in Jamaica. 1929, Chatto & Windus. Green cloth ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Near-fine copy in slightly embrowned dust-wrapper complete with the wrap-around flash.

First English complete edition, preceded by a shortened version in a magazine.

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HUGHES (Richard). A high wind In Jamaica (The innocent voyage). Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York and London, 1930. Wood engraved frontispiece and three plates, by Amy Drevenstedt, all on text-paper; half black buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine, orange boards printed over-all with design in green; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; cream end-papers printed in optical white with the same design as the boards. Gilt oxydised; scattered light foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Includes an introduction by Burton Rascoe, signed January 18, 1930, and here first published. The first illustrated edition, and the first American edition under this title, the novel having originally appeared in America as ‘The Innocent Voyage', in 1929. This copy belonged to the author, though it is without signs of ownership.

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HUGHES (Richard). A high wind In Jamaica. Chatto and Windus, 1931. F'cap 8vo; series vignette on title; 8pp. inserted publisher's advertisements on text paper at end; light blue buckram, ruled blind on sides, blocked blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, in series style. Extremities of spine slightly rubbed; ink spot on lower-edges; a few corners turned; in general a nice copy.

Purchased from the author's library, and bearing his signature on the front end-paper, this is evidently Hughes's own portable reading copy of his most famous book. The first Phoenix Library edition of a novel originally published in 1929.

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HUGHES (Richard). In hazard: A sea story. 1938, Chatto & Windus. Final blank; blue smooth cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. blue; lower-edges uncut. Top-edges faded, otherwise a fine copy in frayed, torn, and chipped dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed inscription ‘To Miss Newman / with many thanks for her help. / July 27, 1938.' on the front end-paper.

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HUGHES (Richard). In hazard By Richard Hughes Author of The Innocent Voyage, A High Wind in Jamaica. 1938, Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York and London, 1938. Lge.post 8vo; title-page printed in scarlet and black; colophon leaf at end; mottled grey smooth cloth, ruled scarlet, lettered black, on front cover and spine; fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers marbled blue-grey. Slight pres- sure dint in spine; end-papers a little faded, and very lightly foxed; back end-papers slightly creased, due to an original binding fault; first and last few leaves foxed; colophon leaf slightly torn at fore-margin; otherwise, and in general, a nice copy.

First American edition. Inscribed by the author on the front end-paper "Shelagh Williams/On her birthday, 1938,/from Richard Hughes". Purchased from the author's library. In our experience, Hughes' presentation copies are uncommon.

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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.

HUGHES (Richard). Guild Books No. S30: A high wind in Jamaica. Services Edition Published for The British Publishers Guild By Chatto & Windus. Sq.12mo, wire-stabbed; pp.144; white thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in deep lilac and black; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Near fine copy.

The publishers' ‘Production Office Copy' with their small label to this effect on the spine. Denominated on verso of title-page ‘Second Impression' of the Guild Books edition: it is, however in an entirely different format and from a different setting of text from the usual Guild Books edition (first or second impression), which was f'cap 8vo and sewn not wire-stabbed, and it has also a different printer (the Amalgamated Press Ltd. instead of Morrison and Gibb). It would appear to represent an abandoned project, though the sheets appear to have been utilised for the 1948 square format paperback issue, which appeared with cancel prelims. printed by William Clowes and Sons Ltd. This copy, from the publishers' file is one of probably no more than a handful to survive.

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HUGHES (Richard). Don't Blame me! And Other Stories By Richard Hughes. With illustrations by Fritz Eichenberg. 1940, Chatto & Windus, London. Extra cr.8vo; numerous illustrations in text; final blank; pp.145+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; yellow cloth blocked scarlet on front cover, lettered scarlet on spine; t.e. scarlet, lower-edges uncut. Slight foxing of covers; small stain on final opening of text; othertwise a nice copy.

A scarce title - possibly on account of the Germanic name of the illustrator! Juvenile.

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HUGHES (Richard) and SCOTT (J.D.). The Administration Of war Production. 1955, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, And Longmans, Green & Co. Roy.8vo; pp.xii+544; navy blue cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Very slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper of what is probably the scarcest of Hughes's regularly published volumes.

The author's own copy from his library, bearing his engraved armorial bookplate on the front paste-down. The volume as a whole was not written jointly, the co-authors being responsible for different sections. Hughes dealt with matters concerning the Admiralty, with which he had served virtually throughout the war, and was alone responsible for the planning and writing of those chapters: essentially pp.3-18; 79-210 of the published volume.

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HUGHES (Richard). Un cyclone a la Jamaique. Traduit de l'anglais par Jean Talva. Plon, [on verso of last leaf:] 1958. F'cap 8vo format, perfect bound; blank before half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; white glazed wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in green, black, brown, red, and slate, inside with pattern in red and purple; a.e green; issued without end-papers. Slight spotting and fading of edges; edges of spine slightly rubbed; otherwise a fine copy.

Reprint of a translation originally published in 1931. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front blank: "A M. Tibor Csernus/de Richard Hughes/ - homage de l'ecrivain/au peintre/1959". Never presented. Purchased from the author's library. In our experience Richard Hughes presentation inscriptions are uncommon.

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HUGHES (Richard). The Human predicament Volume One: The Fox in the Attic. 1961, Chatto & Windus. Double cr.16mo; Acknowledgements leaf at end; sky blue boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; with the publisher's yellow card bookmark advertisement printed in lilac loosely laid in as issued. Scattered fox-spots on to-edges; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

From the library of the author, and bearing his engraved armorial bookplate on the front paste-down.

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HUGHES (Richard). The fox In The attic. Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1961. Short double demy 16mo; Acknowledgements leaf at end; quarter charcoal cloth, light blue boards, blocked with Hughes's signature silver on front board, ruled blue, lettered blue and silver down spine; fore-edges uncut; end-papers printed with pattern in grey. Spine faded and slightly creased; two leaves a trifle marked; otherwise a nice copy.

‘First edition' on verso of title-page. The author's own copy, bearing his engraved armorial bookplate on the front paste-down.

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HUGHES (Richard). A High Wind in Jamaica. Harper & Row, Publishers, New York and Evanston, N.D. [c.1962]. Sm.double demy 16mo; double spread illustrated title; biographical note leaf at end; salmon and black horizontally split cloth, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt down and across spine; red and yellow head and tail bands; fore-edges uncut; end-papers coated greenish sand. Cloth very slightly faded at top-edge of boards, but a near-fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper with small ink-spot on front panel.

Reprint. This edition, which includes a new biographical note, also reprints the Note By Burton Rascoe first published in 1930. The author's own copy, bearing his bookplate on the front paste-down. Hughes was somewhat sparing with his bookplate in his later years, particularly on his own works, and it seems that this very pleasantly designed edition must have been among his favourites.

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HUGHES (Richard). The fox In the attic. A signet book Published By The New American Library, [on verso of title-page:] New York, April, 1963. Pocket book format; leaf bearing reviews on recto, advertisements on verso, precedes title-page; half-title not called for; Acknowledgements leaf, with advertisements on verso, at end; glazed white thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed on sides and spine in orange, black, and blue, and additionally in fawn on front cover; a.e. orange; issued without end-papers. Covers somewhat creased, and slightly worn; a very good copy, nonetheless.

First American paper-back edition. Hughes' own copy, and evidently used by him as a portable reading/working copy. Some dozen leaves bear notes, corrections, alterations, or somewhat cryptic symbols in the author's holograph. Two of these involve merely the correction of litterals (for ‘dispelled' read ‘dis-spelled' at l.3 on p.81, and for ‘immediately' read ‘immediate' at l.32 on p.72) both being peculiar to this edition; one is the note of a factual error (the word ‘Catholic' is scored through at l.7 on p.171, and the note "Kahr was a Protestant" written in the margin); others involve minor alterations and additions to the text, these bringing about in one instance the conflation of two paragraphs; most, however, are concerned in a more major way with the re-structuring of the novel, and involve, without any re-writing being called for, the re-positioning of chapter endings, the removal of paragraphs from one chapter to another, and in one instance the repositioning of almost three pages of text some thirty pages later than the point at which they now appear. The alterations, and the notes and symbols associated with them, require careful study, but would appear to represent Hughes' latest thoughts about the text. This volume was purchased together with other volumes from Hughes' library, and although he has neither written his name and address in it, as he did with some others, nor applied his bookplate (copies of which seem to have been in short supply, and used very sparingly in his later years) the notes and other markings are quite definitely in the author's hand. An important copy.

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HUGHES (Richard). In Hazard. With a new introduction by the author. Time Reading Program special edition, Time Incorporated / New York, 1966. Lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; half-title, title, Note leaf with portrait on verso, Editor's Preface, pp.vii-xiv, author's Introduction pp.xv-xxiii [xxiv blank], text pp.[1]-229 [230 blank], p.231 bearing A Note About The Production [232 blank]; white wrappers, cut flush, glazed and printed in colours outside, textured and coated carmine inside; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

The author's own copy, from his library. Hughes has written his name and address on the inside front wrapper. The first appearance of this Preface and Introduction - the latter being especially important as in it Hughes details, with lucid brevity, his theory as to the dynamics of artistic function.

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HUGHES (Richard). Gertrude's Child. Pictures by Rick Schreiter. A Harlin Quist Book, 1967. Short demy 8vo; vignette title page; numerous illustrations on text paper; final blank; quarter shocking pink cloth, letered gilt down spine, and with ISBN number gilt on back cover, pink boards; pink coated end-papers printed in red. Fine copy in slightly frayed and embrowned dust-wrapper.

Juvenile fantasy, Gertrude being a doll. First English edition. Published in America in 1966.

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HUGHES (Richard). The Human predicament Volume Two: The Wooden Shepherdess. 1973, Chatto & Windus. Double cr.16mo; light blue boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Very nice copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper.



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HUGHES (Richard). In the Lap of Atlas: Stories of Morocco. 1979, Chatto & Windus, London. Extra double cr.16mo; two blanks before half-title; pp.[iv]+124; light brown fine cloth-textured boards lettered on and down spine in gilt.

Fifteen reminiscences and stories, seven being here first printed and the rest first collected. They seem mostly to have been written in the early 1930s. Published posthumously.

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[HUGHES (Richard).]. A thing of nought. By Hilda Vaughan. With decorations by Lee-Elliott. Lovat Dickson & Thompson Limited, Publishers, 1934. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end, serving as paste-downs; numerous illustrations on text-paper; white boards printed in black. Paper covering of spine cracked at joints, and slightly chipped; internally fine.

From the library of Richard Hughes, and bearing a presentation inscription dated ‘Christmas 1934' "To/Francis and Diccon/with affection from/Hilda Vaughan" on the half-title page.

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[HUGHES (Richard).]. Castle In the sea By Michelle Lorraine. Translated by Charlotte Haldane. The Harvill Press, 1956. Double post 16mo; vignette on title; grey boards lettered dark red on spine. Covers, end-papers, and half-title lightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

From the library of Richard Hughes. Loosely laid in is a slip addressed to Hughes from a press cuttings agency, including a review of the volume in which it is compared to ‘A High Wind in Jamaica'.

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[HUGO (Victor).]. La jeunesse de Victor Hugo [by] Andre Le Breton, Professeur a la Sorbonne Chaire Victor Hugo. Librairie Hachette, 1928. Blank before half-title; Table leaf followed by blank at end; yellow wrappers printed in black and red; a.e. uncut. Spine slightly frayed and worn, otherwise a nice copy.



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HUNT (Violet). The workaday Woman. T. Werner Laurie, Clifford's Inn, N.D. [1906]. Sm.cr.8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title; 8pp. integral advertisements followed by blank at end; title-page printed in green and black; pp.[viii]+301+[i (printer's imprint)]+8+[ii]; mottled sea-green fine rough buckram, blocked sage-green, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine. Ugly obliteration of inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

The correct first printing, the advertisements including titles published not later than 1905.

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HUNT (Violet). The last ditch. Stanley Paul & Co, 31 Essex Street, Strand, W.C.2, 1918. 3pp. integral advertisements at end; light brown cloth, ruled black on front cover and spine, lettered black on spine; lower-edges uncut. Insignificant foxing of edges, prelims., and last two leaves; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.



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HUTCHINSON (Mary). Fugitive pieces. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London, W.C., 1927. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; diagonally very fine ribbed scarlet cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy. Scarce.

Woolmer, 122. One thousand copies were printed.

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HUTTON (The Baroness von). Our lady of The beeches. With Portrait by William Nicholson. William Heinemann, London, 1907. Series/half-title, and fine half-tone portrait by Nicholson, on art paper, with tissue guard, precede title-page printed in black and green; imprint leaf, blank on verso, at end; pp.[viii]+[246]+[ii]; yellow-brown rough buckram, blocked on sides with pattern in milk-chocolate, blocked with publisher's initials and device within ruled frame, black, on back cover, lettered black on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. Front paste-down a little scuffed by removal of book-plate; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Issued as a volume in the series ‘Kit-Kat Novels', this appearing as the first of five titles listed on the verso of the half/series title.

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HUXLEY (Aldous). Limbo. Chatto & Windus, 1920. Narrow cr.8vo; blank before half-title; light sage green smooth cloth, paper spine label printed in red; t.e. brown, lower-edges uncut. Spine very slightly faded, and label darkened; otherwise fine.

Muir & van Thal, p.14.

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HUXLEY (Aldous). Crome Yellow By Aldous Huxley. London, Chatto & Windus, 1921. Narrow cr.8vo; final blank; pp.[iv]+325+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; yellow buckram, cream paper spine label printed in green; t.e. green, others uncut. Cloth of covers just a little darkened; very slight foxing of last two leaves; otherwise a very nice copy.

Robert Henriques copy, with his minute signature on the front end-paper. In our experience, the most difficult of Huxley's regularly published books to find in first edition.

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HUXLEY (Aldous). Crome Yellow By Aldous Huxley. London, Chatto & Windus, 1921. Narrow cr.8vo; final blank; pp.[iv]+325+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; traces of pink tipped-in label (presumably a publisher's advertisement slip) pasted in before first leaf of text; yellow buckram, cream paper spine label printed in green; t.e. green, others uncut; spare label tipped in at end, as issued. Cloth of covers just a little darkened; otherwise a very nice copy.

From the library of Henry Devenish Harben, with his armorial bookplate on the front pastedown and his neat ink reading note ‘Sep 8.1922' on the back paste-down. In our experience, the most difficult of Huxley's regularly published books to fine in first edition.

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HUXLEY (Aldous). Mortal Coils. Chatto & Windus, 1922. Final blank; turquoise buckram, paper spine label printed in turquoise; t.e. turquoise, others uncut. Label rubbed and chipped; very slight fading of spine; cloth a little bubbled; otherwise a very nice copy of a difficult title.

Muir & van Thal, p.19.

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HUXLEY (Aldous). Antic Hay. Chatto & Windus, 1923. Light yellow brown buckram, spine label printed in red; t.e. brown, others uncut. Very slight marking of covers, otherwise a fine copy, with the spare label tipped in.

Muir & van Thal, p.21.

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HUXLEY (Aldous). Little Mexican & other stories. Chatto & Windus, 1924. Blank before half-title; imprint leaf at end; red buckram, spine label printed in red; spine faded, otherwise a fine copy.

Muir & van Thal, p.22.

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HUXLEY (Aldous). Those Barren leaves. Chatto & Windus, 1925. Blank before half-title; rough brown cloth, spine label printed in scarlet; t.e. brown. A little foxing; slight wear to head of spine; front end-papers renewed; otherwise a nice copy, with the spare label tipped in.

Muir & van Thal, p.26. The first binding.

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HUXLEY (Aldous). Those Barren leaves. Chatto & Windus, 1925. Blank before half-title; rough brown cloth, spine label printed in carmine; t.e. dark brown. Covers worn, top edges darkened; internally a very nice copy.

Muir & van Thal, p.26. The first binding.

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HUXLEY (Aldous). Two or three Graces And other stories. Chatto & Windus, 1926. Blank before half-title; royal blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. blue, fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Covers dull and very slightly used; otherwise a nice copy.

Muir & van Thal, p.27.

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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.

HUXLEY (Aldous). Proper studies. London, Chatto & Windus, 1927. Green rough cloth ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. green, lower-edges uncut. Spine and edges of covers faded; otherwise a fine copy.



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HUXLEY (Aldous). Point Counter Point. Chatto & Windus, 1928. Blank precedes half-title; final blank; reddish-brown cloth, ruled blind on sides, lettered and blocked gilt on spine; t.e. red. Cloth a little torn at tail of spine; minor faults, but a very good copy otherwise.

This copy has ‘?' misplaced on p.113 5 ll. from the foot; p.116 l.22 has the reading ‘time' for ‘name'; and on p.597, at l.15 a letter has been erased between ‘old' and ‘Beethoven'.

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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.

HUXLEY (Aldous). Do what you will: Essays. London, Chatto & Windus, 1929. Demy 8vo; final leaf bearing printer's imprint on recto, blank verso; pp.[viii]+310+[ii]; quarter light jade green cloth, white laid-paper boards printed in yellow; t.e.g, others uncut. Paper slightly chipped at upper corner of front board, worn a little at other corners; otherwise a very nice copy.

One of an edition limited to only 260 numbered copies, signed by the author.

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HUXLEY (Aldous). Do what you will. Essays. Chatto & Windus, 1929. Blank before half-title; imprint leaf at end; light brown cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. light brown, fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Spine, edges, and first and last leaves foxed; otherwise fine in slightly torn and frayed dust-wrapper.



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HUXLEY (Aldous). Brief Candles. Stories. Chatto & Windus, 1930. Blank before half-title; red buckram ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. red, lower-edges uncut. Edges lightly foxed, otherwise a near fine copy in used dust-wrapper.



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HUXLEY (Aldous). Music at Night And Other Essays. 1931, New York: The Fountain Press. Demy 8vo; three text-paper binder's blanks each at front and back, the outermost serving as end-papers; title-page printed in silver and black; limitation leaf at end, a single inset, printed in silver and black; quarter black buckram, art-marbled sides, paper spine label printed in brown. Small mark on label; otherwise fine.

One of an edition limited to 842 numbered copies signed by the author. The volume was issued in a tissue dust-wrapper.

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HUXLEY (Aldous). Music at night & other essays. Chatto & Windus . London, 1931. Blank before half-title, final blank; light blue cloth ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. light blue, lower-edges uncut. Foxing of edges, first and last leaves, and some margins; otherwise a virtually fine copy in slightly chipped and faded dust-wrapper.



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HUXLEY (Aldous). Texts & pretexts: An anthology with Commentaries. Chatto & Windus, 1932. Pale green buckram blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. green, lower-edges rough trimmed. Spine slightly faded; small ownership stamp and signature on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in a marked and frayed dust-wrapper.



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HUXLEY (Aldous). Rotunda: A selection from The works. Chatto & Windus, 97 & 99 St. Martin's Lane, 1932. Dark blue green buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. dark blue-green. Fine copy.

The first issue binding. Published at 7/6d.z

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HUXLEY (Aldous). Rotunda: A selection from The works. Chatto & Windus, 97 & 99 St. Martin's Lane, 1932. Green cloth blocked and lettered white on spine; t.e. green. A fine copy.

The second issue binding. The dust-wrapper of this issue, where present, has a red star label over the original 7/6d. price on the spine, bearing the reduced price of 5/-.

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HUXLEY (Aldous). Eyeless In Gaza. 1936, Chatto & Windus. Lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title; old cream coarse rough buckram, lettered crimson on front cover, blocked and lettered crimson on spine; t.e. crimson, lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.



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HUXLEY (Aldous). Eyeless In Gaza. 1936, Chatto & Windus. Lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+[620]; old cream coarse rough buckram, lettered crimson on front cover, blocked and lettered crimson on spine; t.e. crimson, lower-edges uncut. Fine copy.



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HUXLEY (Aldous). Eyeless In Gaza. 1936, Chatto & Windus. Lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+[620]; old cream coarse rough buckram, lettered crimson on front cover, blocked and lettered crimson on spine; t.e. crimson, lower-edges uncut. Slight damp-spotting of top-edges, very slight foxing of large lower-edges; otherwise a fine copy.



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HUXLEY (Aldous). What are you going to do about it? The Case For Constructive Peace. The Peace Pledge Union, 96 Regent Street, N.D. [1937]. Yellow wrappers printed in black and red; wire-stitched. Nice copy.

First Peace Pledge Union Edition. Originally published in 1936 by Chatto & Windus.

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HUXLEY (Aldous). After Many a summer. A novel. Chatto and Windus, 1939. Brown cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. brown, lower-edges uncut. A little foxing, but a very nice copy in slightly dar- kened, chipped and strengthened dust-wrapper.

The first issue binding.

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HUXLEY (Aldous). The Art of seeing. Chatto & Windus, 1943. Green cloth ruled and lettered gilt on black, publisher's monogram gilt, on spine. Edges of covers faded, otherwise a fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.



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HUXLEY (Aldous). Time must have A stop. Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1944. Double lge.post 16mo; colophon leaf at end; royal blue cloth panelled dark blue, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, on spine; fore-edges uncut. Nice copy in chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

Precedes the English edition.

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HUXLEY (Aldous). The Perennial Philosophy. 1946, Chatto & Windus. Lge.post 8vo; imprint leaf followed by two binder's blanks at end; reddish brown cloth, lettered gilt down spine; t.e. light brown. Near-fine copy in chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.



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HUXLEY (Aldous). The Genius And The Goddess: A novel. Harper & Brothers, New York, 1955. Double lge.post 16mo; half-title with advertisements on verso; double spread title-page; colophon leaf followed by three blanks at end; quarter black buckram, grey and brown mixed-weave-effect board sides, blocked with publisher's monogram device gilt on front board, spine ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Front board slightly marked, gilt a trifle dulled; otherwise a nice copy.

First issue. Later copies were issued without front end-papers, the half-title serving as paste-down.

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HUXLEY (Aldous). De kraaien Van perebloesem. Geillustreerd door Hans Schabracq. Boelen, Amsterdam, 1975. Demy 4to; illustrated throughout in full colour, on text-paper; white laminated boards, printed on front board (only) in full colour. Clear tape marks on end-papers; otherwise very nice.

Partial colour proof, early state, marked up for correction in pencil and ink. Prelims. and first eight pages of text only, the rest being blank except for written page numbers and notes of illustrations (three blanks apparently being allowed for at end). ‘Production Office Copy' rubber stamp (of Chatto & Windus) on front end-paper. A children's book, published both in England and in America in 1967 as ‘The Crows of Pearblossom'.

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HUXLEY (Elspeth). The prince Buys the manor: An Extravaganza. 1982, Chatto & Windus, London. Erratum slip pasted to half-title; pale blue wrappers printed in black. Fine copy.

Uncorrected proof copy. A Royal fantasy.

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