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

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This is the ROBERT TEMPLE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE. It contains descriptions and notes relating to almost 18,000 titles in the fields of British and American literature, being the bulk of the stock that has passed through our hands since 1984, with the addition of a few earlier items of especial interest. Books currently in stock are not included, and it is therefore necessary to supplement your search by looking at our Current Catalogues. For the most part full bibliographical descriptions are given, though for some earlier items, catalogued when computing space was more restricted the details given are quite brief. For an account of the conventions adopted, the abbreviations used, and reference sources consulted, please see our information pages.




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

JAMESON (Storm). Modern drama in Europe. Published by W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., Forty-eight Pall Mall, 1920. Title-page printed in red and black; 6pp. integral advertisements at end, dated Autumn 1920; grey rough buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered pink on spine. Chip in one blank lower margin, due, apparently, to an original paper fault; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed and insignificantly chipped dust-wrapper.



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JAMESON (M. Storm). Lady Susan And life: An indiscretion. London: Chapman and Dodd, 1923. Sm.cr.8vo; blank at end; pp.[205]+[iii]; mottled pale brown rough buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover and spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Very nice copy.

Printed in Dublin. A scarce title.

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JAMESON (Storm). Lady Susan And Life: An Indiscretion. London: Hurst & Blackett, Ltd., Paternoster House, E.C., N.D. [c.1924]. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.254+[ii]; scarlet fine linen-grain cloth, ruled blind, lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine. Very nice copy in slightly chipped pictorial dust-wrapper.

First published by Chapman and Dodd in 1923, the present edition is a reprint issued in ‘Hurst & Blackett's Famous 3/6 net Novels', this fact being stated only on the dust-wrapper. First edition thus, but a later issue, the spine of the dust-wrapper bearing a small label reducing the price to 1/6. A scarce title in any form.

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JAMESON (Storm). The Pitiful wife. Constable & Co. Ltd, 1923. Dark green small-patterned linen-grain cloth, ruled and lettered light green on front cover and spine. Back end-paper a trifle scuffed; otherwise a nice copy.



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JAMESON (Storm). Three Kingdoms. Constable & Co. Ltd, London, 1926. Pp.408; diagonally fine ribbed deep sky-blue cloth, lettered within ruled panels, black, on front cover and spine. Cloth of spine a little darkened, and wrinkled slightly at head; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's affectionate holograph inscription (signed with her full name) to Beatrice Kean Seymour on the front end-paper.

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JAMESON (Storm). The Lovely Ship. William Heinemann Ltd., 1927. Pp.[viii]+356; publisher's inserted 12pp. catalogue at end; brownish black buckram, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, ruled blind, blocked gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Faint damp-spotting of covers; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription on the front end-paper.

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JAMESON (Storm). The Voyage Home. William Heinemann Ltd., 1930. Black buckram, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, ruled blind, blocked gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy.



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JAMESON (Storm). The Decline of Merry England. Cassell and Company Ltd., 1930. Burgundy cloth ruled and lettered green on spine. Spine slightly faded; otherwise a very nice copy in slightly marked and frayed dust-wrapper.

As the title implies, a historical essay.

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JAMESON (Storm). Civil journey. Cassell, And Company Limited, London, Toronto, Melbourne, And Sydney, 1939. Pp.327+[i (blank)]; black buckram, lettered gilt on spine. Very light foxing of edges; otherwise a virtually fine copy. A difficult title.

Essays: Apology for My Life; The Decline of Fiction; City to Let - Berlin 1932; The Craft of the Novelist; Novels and Novelists; The Defence of Freedom; The Twilight of Reason; Genius; Technique for Living; New Documents; The Novel in Contemporary Life; etc.

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JAMESON (Storm). The journal Of Mary Hervey Russell. Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1945. Demy 8vo; three blanks at end, the last two serving as end-papers; bright green cloth lettered gilt on spine. Pencil notes largely erased from back end-papers; extensive light pencil scoring and notes passim in text; otherwise a fine copy in grubby and badly frayed dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front end-paper ‘For dear Irene, with all my love, Margaret Storm Jameson'. The scoring and annotations are in two different hands, the earlier ones, presumably made by the presentee, identify the real life originals of characters referred to in the text, or authenticate details and events (including a meeting with H.G. Wells) of which the writer claims to have had first hand experience; the later ones are largely critical, and seem perhaps to reflect a personal bias on the part of a younger contemporary.

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JAMESON (Storm). The moment Of truth. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1949. Sm.cr.8vo; orange cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper, faded on spine.

Catastrophe Novel.

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JAMESON (Storm). A Ulysses Too many. Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1958. Blank and leaf bearing blurb precede title-page; half-title not called for; blank at end; green buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Very slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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JAMESON (Storm). Parthian Words. Collins & Harvill Press, London, 1970. Lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[ii]+[156]+[ii]; light and dark blue mottled cloth-textured boards, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in very nice dust-wrapper.

Review copy, with the Harvill Press review slip loosely laid in, giving the date of publication as 14th September 1970. A consideration of the novel as a medium, in all its aspects.

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JAMESON (Storm). Speaking of Stendhal. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1979. Double demy 16mo; final blank; pp.[160]; dark reddish brown boards, lettered gilt down spine; caramel end-papers. Fine copy in unobtrusively torn dust-wrapper.



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JENNINGS (Elizabeth). Seven Men Of Vision: An Appreciation. Vision, 1976. Double demy 16mo; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Yeats, D.H. Lawrence, Lawrence Durrell, Perse, David Jones, St-Exupery, Pasternak.

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JEROME (Jerome K.). Paul Kelver: A novel. Hutchinson & Co., Paternoster Row, 1902. Blank before half-title; title page printed in red and black; integral advertisement leaf, followed by publisher's inserted 8pp. text-paper catalogue at end, dated September, 1902; pp.viii+398+[ii]; navy blue net-grain cloth, ruled and panelled gilt, lettered white, on front cover, panelled blind, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Virtually fine, bright, copy, the delicate gilt of the panel entirely unrubbed.



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JEROME (Jerome K.). Tea-table talk. By Jerome K. Jerome, Author of "Paul Kelver" "Three Men in a Boat," etc., etc. With illustrations On plate paper by Fred Pegram. London, Hutchinson & Co., Paternoster Square, 1903. Half-title not called for; half-tone frontispiece and fifteen plates after pen and wash drawings; pp.128; dark grey-green buckram blocked and lettered pale lime green on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Cloth of spine faded and gilt largely oxydised; otherwise a nice copy.

A scarce title. The illustrations are excellent.

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JEROME (Jerome K.). Tommy and Co. Hutchinson and Co., 1904. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title, advertisement leaf at end, both integral; light and dark blue linen effect smooth cloth, ruled white, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. A near fine copy of a scarce title.

An inscription on the front end-paper is dated ‘Oct 10th 1904'.

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JEROME (Jerome K.). Idle ideas In 1905. London, Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 182, High Holborn, W.C. All rights reserved. N.D. [1905]. Blank before half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.viii+307+[i (printer's imprint)]+[4]; yellow buckram, flat spine, ruled and lettered scarlet on front cover, ruled scarlet, lettered gilt on spine. A near-fine copy.

A small neat ownership inscription on the front end-paper is dated ‘7 Aug. 1905': according to the English Catalogue of Books, this title was published in June.

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JEROME (Jerome K.). Idle ideas In 1905. London, Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 182, High Holborn, W.C. All rights reserved. N.D. [1905]. Blank before half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.viii+307+[i (printer's imprint)]+[4]; yellow buckram, flat spine, ruled and lettered scarlet on front cover, ruled scarlet, lettered gilt on spine. Spine a little dusty and covers very slightly marked; but a nice copy.



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JEROME (Jerome K.). Idle ideas In 1905. London, Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 182, High Holborn, W.C. All rights reserved. N.D. [1905]. Blank before half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.viii+307+[i (printer's imprint)]+[4]; Paler streaked reddish pink buckram, ruled and lettered cream on front cover, ruled cream, lettered gilt on spine. Cloth of spine just a trifle faded; small mark on one page; otherwise a nice copy.

An uncommon variant binding, copies more usually seen being in yellow buckram ruled and lettered scarlet on front cover, ruled scarlet, lettered gilt on spine, and with the spine flat not rounded as here.

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JEROME (Jerome K.). The Angel and the Author -And Others. Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 182, High Holborn, W.C., 1908. 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[iv]+226+[vi]; mottled light brown linen patterned cloth, ruled and lettered black on front cover, ruled black, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. A fine, crisp, copy of a scarce title.

The probable first binding, copies also being known in black cloth, differently ruled and lettered, and with the lower-edges trimmed.

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JEROME (Jerome K.). The Angel and the Author -And Others. Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 182, High Holborn, W.C., 1908. 6pp. integral advertisements at end; black linen grain cloth, ruled blind, lettered white within white ruled panel on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. A nice copy of a scarce title.

The probable second binding, copies also being known in light brown cloth, differently ruled and lettered, and with the lower-edges uncut.

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JEROME (Jerome K.). They And I. Hutchinson & Co., Paternoster Row, 1909. Title-page printed in black and buff; publisher's inserted 32pp. text-paper catalogue at end, dated August, 1909; mottled dark red fine rough buckram, ruled white, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. One leaf of catalogue excised; very slight foxing of edges and prelims.; otherwise a nice copy.



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JEROME (Jerome K.). All Roads Lead to Calvary. Hutchinson & Co., N.D. [1919]. Publisher's 24pp. inserted catalogue at end, dated Autumn 1919; crimson fine linen grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered black spine. Spine slightly faded, and sides just a trifle damp-spotted; cloth a little frayed at upper corners of spine; otherwise a very nice copy.

A scarce late novel.

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JESSE (F. Tennyson). Beggars on Horseback. 1915, William Heinemann. Coloured frontispiece by the author, with tissue guard; blank, followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; pale greenish grey rough buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device dark red on back cover, embossed blind, blocked dark red, on front cover with author's device, lettered dark red on spine; lower-edges uncut. Slight foxing of edges; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Short stories.

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JESSE (F. Tennyson). Tom Fool. William Heinemann Ltd., 1926. Post 8vo; portrait frontispiece; light brownish grey rough effect buckram, blocked with publisher's device dark red on back cover, blocked with author's device dark red on front cover, lettered dark red on spine. Cloth insignificantly rubbed at extreme head and tail bands; pencilled ownership inscription dated ‘July 26 - 26' and light pencil drawings on end-papers; half-title and last page of text embrowned; otherwise a fine copy.



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JESSE (F. Tennyson). Moonraker: Or The female pirate and Her friends. William Heinemann Ltd., 1927. Frontispiece on verso of half-title, and other illustrations on text-paper, all by the author; blank at end; fawn linen grain cloth, blocked with author's device blind on front cover, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. grey, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers printed with map. Covers very slightly dull, and end-papers a trifle foxed; back paste-down badly scuffed by removal of label; otherwise nice.

From the library of Carmen Callil, and bearing her bookplate on the verso of the front free end-paper.

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JESSE (F. Tennyson). The Lacquer lady. William Heinemann Ltd, 1929. Diagonally fine ribbed vermilion cloth blocked with publisher's device on back cover, with author's device on front cover, in blind, lettered and blocked gilt on spine; end-papers printed pictorially scarlet. Virtually fine copy in badly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.



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JESSE (F. Tennyson). Sabi pas, Or, I don't know. 1935, William Heinemann. Post 8vo; illustrated title-page; final blank; quarter orange buckram lettered gilt up spine, glazed white boards, the front board lettered in black and printed with vignette illustration in black, grey-green, and purple by Malcolm Easton (who also probably designed the title-page); grey-green end-papers. Very nice copy of a difficult title.

The author's own copy, bearing her sea-horse bookplate on the blank lower portion of the half-title page; with the later bookplate of Carmen Callil on the front paste-down.

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JESSE (F. Tennyson). The saga of "San Demetrio". His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1942. Post 8vo; pp.64; 4pp. inserted ilustrations; white large wrappers printed outside in purple and grey-green, inside in purple, the back inside wrapper carrying a diagram of the ship; issued without end-papers. Wrappers a trifle chipped and frayed at edges; otherwise nice.

A scarce title. From the library of Carmen Callil, and bearing her bookplate on the blank lower portion of the half-title page.

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JOHN (Augustus). Chiaroscuro. Fragments of Autobiography: First Series, Jonathan Cape, 1952. Med.8vo; portrait frontispiece, and twenty-three plates; title-page printed in black and red; final blank; red buckram lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. red, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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JOHNS (W.E.). The camels are Coming. By W.E. Johns (William Earle). Publishers, John Hamilton, Ltd., London, W.C. 1 N.D. [1932]. Seventeen illustrations in text; pp.259+[i (blank)]; dull purple linen-grain cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. purple. Gilt oxydised on spine as usual with this title, but a good copy.

The first state of text, and the first binding: with the misprinted spy number 2792 for 2742 on p.224, and with no publisher's catalogue. The illustrations are not listed, but they face pp.15, 32, 48, 62, 80, 90, 98, 110, 124, 140, 154, 168, 178, 192, 210, 226, and 244, those to pp.140, 192, 210, and 226 being unbacked. The first ‘Biggles' book. Short stories. Agrees with the British Library deposit copy, which is date stamped 7th Sept 32.

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JOHNS (Capt. W.E.). Gimlet Goes again. King of the commandos In another adventure with Fighting France and the Grey fleas of the North. Illustrated by Stead. University of London Press, Ltd., Malham House, Bickley, Kent, November 1944. Lge.16mo; two blanks before half-title, one at end, all serving as end-papers (back free end-paper not called for); full-colour frontispiece, and numerous illustrations on text-paper; very thin pale blue-green buckram covered boards blocked, ruled, and lettered black on front cover, lettered black on spine. End-papers very slightly cracking; very slight foxing of end-papers and edges; otherwise a near-fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper. Scarce thus.



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JOHNS (Captain W.E.). Gimlet Mops up: An adventure of King of The commandos and his Three musketeers, Corporal "Copper" Colson, "Trapper" Troublay and "Cub" Peters. The Brockhampton Press Ltd., Leicester, 1947. Coloured frontispiece and eight plates in green and white; browny-white cloth blocked and lettered rust-brown on spine and front cover. Near-fine copy in chipped and fraying dust-wrapper.



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JOHNS (Captain W.E.). The rustlers of Rattlesnake valley. With Frontispiece by Drake Brookshaw. Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd., 1948. Lge.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; frontispiece in colour; dark reddish brown moire horizontally streak-grained cloth, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. green. A fine copy in badly frayed dust-wrapper designed by Drake Brookshaw.

Juvenile. An uncommon title in any edition.

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JOHNSON (B.S.). [Inside lid of box:] The Unfortunates. Note: This novel has twenty-seven sections, temporarily held together by a removable wrapper. Apart from the first and last sections (which are marked as such) the other twenty-five sections are intended to be read in random order. If readers prefer not to accept the random order in which they receive the novel, then they may re-arrange the sections into any other random order before reading. First published by Panther Books Ltd. In association with Secker & Warburg Ltd., 1969. Copyright and printing details]. Glazed thick cardboard folding box, printed outside in purple and black, on inside front cover in black, on inside back cover with facsimile newspaper clipping in greyish cream and black, containing twenty-seven individually paginated sections of varying lengths, sm.f'cap 4to format, held together by a band of glazed pale lilac paper printed with a blurb in black. Box slightly worn at hinge; otherwise fine copy.

Advance copy, with publisher's presentation slip and brief typed note loosely laid in.

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[JOHNSON (Geoffrey).]. Poetic Technique: Stream and Structure in English Poetry [by] Oliver C. de C. Ellis; The Composition of English Poetry [by] Geoffrey Johnson; The Rendering of English Verse [by] Christabel Burniston. With an Introduction By Walter de La Mare. Altrincham, John Sherratt and Son, For the Poetry Lovers' Fellowship, 1949. Leaf of publisher's advertisements followed by two blanks at end; very dark green buckram, blocked and lettered silver on front cover, lettered silver up spine. Virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy from Geoffrey Johnson to Thomas Moult, bearing his holograph inscription on the front end-paper: "To Tom/With every good wish/From Geoffrey/October 1st/1949".

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JOHNSON (Lionel). Some Winchester letters. George Allen & Unwin Ltd., Ruskin House, 40 Museum Street, W.C.1; New York: The Macmillan Company, 1919. Demy 8vo; quarter mock-parchment ruled and lettered dark blue on spine, textured grey board sides. Slight wear to tail of spine, and covers embrowned at edges; lower edge of front board slightly stained; end-papers embrowned; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

The American issue, bound from English sheets.

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JOHNSON (Lionel). Reviews & critical Papers. By Lionel Johnson Edited with an introduction by Robert Shafer. Elkin Mathews, Cork Street, London, 1921. Woodcut vignette on title-page; pp.109+[i (blank)]+[i (printer's imprint)]+[i (blank)]; bevelled lime green fine linen-grain cloth, lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Cloth slightly spotted on sides; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce title.

Kipling: ‘The Light that Failed', ‘Life's Handicap', ‘Barrack-Room Ballads'; Stevenson & Osbourne: ‘The Wrecker'; Davidson: ‘Ballads and Songs'; Morris: ‘News from Nowhere'; Mrs. Humphrey Ward: ‘Marcella'; Meredith: ‘One of Our Conquerors'; Dobson: ‘Eighteenth Century Vignettes'; Cardinal Manning: ‘Pastime Papers'; Le Gallienne: ‘The Religion of a Literary Man'; etc. Nelson, 1921.6

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JOHNSON (Pamela Hansford). Girdle of Venus. A Novel. Chapman & Hall Ltd., 11 Henrietta Street, 1939. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; cream smooth cloth printed all over with morocco pattern in scarlet, blocked and lettered with distributors device on front cover; ruled and lettered black on spine; light grey endpapers, printed with marbled pattern in black. Fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper with reduced price sticker on spine.

Remainder issue, bound up for sale by Boots.

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JOHNSON (Pamela Hansford). The humbler Creation. Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1959. Imprint leaf at end; red cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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JOHNSON (Pamela Hansford). The unspeakable Skipton. Macmillan and Co Ltd, 1959. Leaf bearing blurb precedes title-page; half-title not called for; imprint leaf at end; pale grey-green cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Virtually fine copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper.



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JOHNSON (Pamela Hansford). Cork Street, next to The hatter's. Macmillan, 1965. Lge.double cr.16mo; green boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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JOHNSON (Pamela Hansford). Important to me: Personalia. Macmillan, 1974. Double demy 16mo; final blank; black boards, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Includes memories of Dylan Thomas, Edith Sitwell, Ivy Compton Burnett, etc., as well as a good deal of autobiographical material.

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JOHNSON (R. Brimley). The Women novelists. 48 Pall Mall, W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1918. Lge.cr.8vo; navy blue buckram, paper spine label; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. End-papers foxed; otherwise a fine copy in badly frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Aphra Behn to the late Victorians. Besides consideration of the more obvious figures - Fanny Burney, Jane Austen (with an interesting chapter on ‘Lady Susan'), the Brontes, George Eliot, etc. - the book includes useful commentary on a host of minor writers, generally overlooked.

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JONES (David). In parenthesis. Seinnyessit e gledyf vm Penn mameu. Faber & Faber Ltd, June 1937. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; initial blank; frontispiece with tissue guard, one plate, and a map, all from drawings by the author; buff cloth lettered grey, and buff through grey down spine within gilt outlined panel; t.e. grey, lower-edges uncut. Minor faults, but a nice copy in chipped, frayed, and torn dust-wrapper.

The dust-wrapper is a late issue, printed with reviews on back flap.

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JONES (Glyn). The valley, The city, The village: A Novel. J.M. Dent & sons Ltd, 1956. Double cr.16mo; final blank; light blue cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in frayed and creased dust-wrapper.

The author's first full-length novel.

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JONES (Henry Arthur). With considerable additions, re- Inforcements, and corrections.] [sic] The Censorship Muddle And A way out of it: A letter addressed to the Right Honourable Herbert Samuel By Henry Arthur Jones. London, Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1909. Demy 8vo; printer's imprint leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.58+[ii]; very pale greenish grey laid wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in red and black; issued without end-papers. Wrappers slightly chipped at some corners and edges, and over top quarter of spine; internally fine. Scarce.

One of a few copies printed privately. The front wrapper and the title-page bear a four-line contribution by George Meredith to the debate. CBEL, III, p.615, note, refers.

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JONES (James). Some Came Running. Collins, 1959. Double demy 16mo; final blank; dark charcoal boards, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. A nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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JONES (James). Go to the Widow-Maker. Collins, 1967. Lge.16mo; blue-and-black linen grain boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.

The fifth novel by the author of ‘From Here to Eternity'.

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JONES (LeRoi). The system of Dante's hell. Macgibbon & Kee, 1966. Double cr.16mo; blank before half-title; two blanks at end; lavender boards blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.

A novel.

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JONES (LeRoi). Tales. MacGibbon & Kee, 1969. Double demy 16mo; final blank; charcoal boards, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Very nice copy in dust-wrapper.

Agency copy, with neat rubber stamp on the front end-paper.

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JONES (Mervyn). Holding on. Quartet Books, 1973. Narrow demy 8vo; leaf bearing blurb on recto, advertisement on verso, follows half-title; final blank; bright violet boards lettered silver down spine; bright mauve end-papers. Fine in dust-wrapper.



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JONG (Erica). Any Woman's Blues. Harper & Row, Publishers, New York, Grand Rapids, Philadelphia, St. Louis, San Francisco, London, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, 1990. Lge.med.8vo format, perfect bound; acknowledgments leaf followed by two blanks at end; pp.[xvi]+362+[ii]+[iv]; quarter light grey fine weave cloth, lettered on, down-lettered and with short rule, metallic red, on spine, light red boards blocked with author's signature in silver on front board; red and white head and tail bands; fore-edges uncut; textured scarlet end-papers. Fine copy in slightly nicked embossed laminated foil dust-wrapper printed on back panel in full colour.

The correct first printing with ‘1st ed.' on verso of title-page.

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JOYCE (James). Dubliners. Grant Richards Ltd., Publishers, 1914. Blank before half-title, blank at end; dark red fine buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Spine slightly dull, and edges of back cover a little faded; otherwise a very nice copy.

One of 746 copies bound.

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JOYCE (James). The mime of Mick Nick and the Maggies A fragment from Work in progress. The Servire Press, The Hague, 1934. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; title printed in black and red; colophon leaf at end; self-wrappers over thin boards; initial letter, tailpiece, and cover designs, in colours, by Lucia Joyce. Spine very slightly rubbed, and edges of wrappers very slightly browned; otherwise a fine, unopened, copy.

One of one thousand numbered copies on Old Antique Dutch paper, this copy being of the English issue.

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JOYCE (James). Introducing James Joyce: A selection of Joyce's prose By T.S. Eliot With An introductory note. Faber and Faber Ltd, September 1942. Final blank; yellow cloth, lettered brown down spine; fore- edges uncut. Slight dusting of cloth, otherwise a fine copy in chipped, rubbed, and torn dust-wrapper.

Eliot's Introduction is here first published.

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JOYCE (James). Giacomo Joyce. With an Introduction and Notes by Richard Ellman. New York, The Viking Press, 1968. Blank and limitation leaf precede title-page; half-title not called for; two very large double-sided folding facsimiles, and six small double-sided facsimiles of the ms.; quarter red cloth lettered gilt down spine, grey boards with recessed label printed in red and black on front cover; matching grey paper-covered slip-case with similar label pasted on to side. Fine copy in slip-case.

'This first edition . . . with four full-scale facsimile pages from the manuscript and reduced reproductions of the other pages, published on January 1, 1968, is limited to one printing for world distribution and the text will not be reprinted in this form'. Differs from the trade edition both by the inclusion of the facsimiles and in that the latter did not reproduce the functional spaces betwen the paragraphs. Though it is nowhere stated in the text, according to the prospectus issued by Faber, who distributed the volume in England, the edition consisted of 250 copies.

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JULLIAN (Phillipe). Les Collectionneurs. Flammarion Editeur, 1966. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; index followed by imprint leaf at end; white glazed wrappers printed in black and red. Small scuff on back wrapper; otherwise a near fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription and self-caricature on blank recto of advertisement leaf.

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KAFKA (Franz). I am a memory Come alive: Autobiographical Writings. Edited by Nahum N. Glatzer. Schocken Books, New York, 1974. Sq.lge.post 8vo; pp.xvi+264; brown cloth, blocked with Kafka's signature gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt, panelled black, on spine; yellow and brown head and tail bands; fore-edges uncut. Nice copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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KAVAN (Anna [Helen Ferguson]). Asylum Piece And Other Stories. Jonathan Cape, 1940. 8pp. publisher's integral advertisements, followed by two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; pale grey cloth, lettered black on front cover, blocked and lettered black on spine; lower-edges uncut. Generally nice copy.



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KAVAN (Anna [Helen Ferguson]). A scarcity of Love. Angus Downie, Southport, 1956. Demy 8vo; pp.200; black fine patterned sand grain cloth, lettered gilt up spine. Very nice copy. Uncommon.

Printed in Birkenhead.

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KAYE-SMITH (Sheila). The Tramping methodist. George Bell & Sons, 1908. Blank before half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; vertically ribbed blue-green cloth ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. A near fine copy.

First issue, of the author's scarce first book. Two hundred and twenty eight copies of the book are said to have been remaindered in 1934 - and these had a corner torn from the half-title leaf. On A. Edward Newton's list of ‘One Hundred Good Novels'.

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KAYE-SMITH (Sheila). Three against The world. Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1914. Blank before half-title; light green vertical fine herring-bone grain cloth, ruled and lettered very dark blue on front cover, ruled very dark blue on spine, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Edges, prelims., and last two leaves lightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Review copy, bearing the publisher's presentation stamp in blind on the title-page.

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KAYE-SMITH (Sheila). Sussex gorse: The story of a fight. Nisbet & Co. Ltd., 22 Berners Street, W., 1916. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; purple linen grain cloth ruled and lettered blind on front cover, gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover. Cloth of spine faded, and torn a little at tail; otherwise a very nice copy.

An advance copy, with the publisher's presentation stamp in blind on the title-page.

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KAYE-SMITH (Sheila). The George and the Crown. Cassell and Company, Ltd, 1925. Green linen lettered dark blue on spine, ruled and lettered dark blue, cream inlaid label printed in brown, on front cover; lower-edges uncut. A nice copy.



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KAYE-SMITH (Sheila). Iron and smoke. Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1928. Light blue buckram, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. One small fox-spot affecting prelims., otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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KAYE-SMITH (Sheila). Selina is older. Cassell And Company, Limited, 1935. Pink cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Edges and late leaves foxed; otherwise a nice copy.



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KAYE-SMITH (Sheila). The view From the parsonage. Cassell & Company Limited, 1954. Final blank; blue boards lettered gilt on spine. A nice copy in chipped dust-wrapper.



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KAZAN (Elia). The assassins. Collins, 1972. Lge.16mo; white linen grain boards lettered metallic red down spine. Virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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KEENE (Mary). Mrs Donald. With an Epilogue by her daughter Alice Keene. Edited by Alice Thomas Ellis. Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press, London, 1983. Extra cr.8vo format, perfect bound; pp.[iv]+124; dark scarlet coarse cloth-textured boards, downlettered, ruled and lettered, gilt, on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Written in 1951 and much admired by Henry Green, this novel failed to find a publisher. It here makes its first appearance, posthumously.

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KELLY (Eric P.). The trumpeter Of Krakow. Decorations by Janina Domanska. Foreword by Naomi Lewis. 1968, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; vignette on title, large decorated initials, and headpieces to the chapters, all after the style of fifteenth century wood-engravings; authorial Notes leaf at end; pp.[xiv]+208+[ii]; dull grey-green cloth textured boards blocked and lettered gilt on and down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper designed by Janina Domanska, with one short closed tear on back panel.

First English edition of an American children's classic, published originally in 1928 (and awarded the Newbery Medal the following year). The introduction and illustrations are here first published.

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KENEALLY (Thomas). The Fear. Cassell Australia, 1965. Double lge.post 16mo; very dark blue boards ruled white on sides and spine, lettered white on spine. Two or three small pressure dints on front cover; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed and chipped dust-wrapper.

Precedes English edition.

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KENNEDY (Margaret). The Ladies of Lyndon. William Heinemann Ltd, 1923. Light yellow-green linen grain cloth, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Cloth torn and frayed at head of spine, and bubbled over front board; scattered light foxing; an excellent reading copy.

In this copy p.299 is misnumbered 29. From the library of Carmen Callil, and bearing her bookplate on the front paste-down.

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KENNEDY (Margaret). Dewdrops. William Heinemann Ltd., 1928. Three blanks before half-title; blank followed by imprint leaf at end; quarter black buckram, lettered gilt up spine, blue and green batik boards; t.e.g., others uncut. Cloth of spine torn, otherwise a nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 525 copies, numbered and signed by the author. Printed on large paper.

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KENNEDY (Margaret). The fool Of the family. William Heinemann Ltd, 1930. Brown buckram blocked blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Near fine copy.



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KENNEDY (Margaret). The Feast. Cassell, And Company Ltd, London Toronto Melbourne, Sydney Wellington, 1950. Sm.double cr.16mo; pp.[viii]+343+[i (blank)]; light marina green cloth, lettered scarlet on spine. Spine and edges of covers faded; otherwise a virtually fine copy.



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KENNEDY (Morar). Susan's Cottage. Illustrated by Richard Kennedy. 1966, Chatto & Windus, London. Extra cr.8vo; numerous illustrations in text; pp.159+[i (blank)]; sage green cloth-textured boards lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Juvenile, by the sister of Ludevic Kennedy. Purchased by us from the publisher's file, but without signs of provenance.

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KENT (Alexander). A Tradition of Victory. Hutchinson, London Melbourne Sysney Auckland Johannesburg, 1981. Sm.double demy 8vo format, perfect bound; pp.296; blue cloth-textured boards blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt on spine; pale grey laid end-papers printed with map in grey and black. Very nice copy in dust-wrapper.

The fifteenth novel in the series involving Richard Bolitho according to the advertisement on the verso of the half-title: according to the dust-wrapper blurb it is the fourteenth. Whether or not this is an issue point, we do not know.

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KEROUAC (Jack). The dharma bums. Andre Deutsch, 1959. Cr.8vo; pp.[iv]+244; cancellation slip laid onto verso of title leaf; scarlet beaded linen grain glazed boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

First English edition, published the same year as the American edition. Charters A4c. The first binding; and the correct first printing, first issued state, reading erroneously on the verso of the title leaf ‘First published 1950', this being corrected by a cancellation slip. Four thousand copies of this volume were printed. A bookseller's small rubber stamp on the tail edge of the front end-paper reveals that this copy was first put on sale in Kuala Lumpur.

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KEROUAC (Jack). Maggie Cassidy. An Avon Original, Avon Book Division - The Hearst Corporation, 575 Madison Avenue, New York 22, N.Y., 1959. Pocket book format, perfect bound; leaf bearing blurb on recto, ‘critical praise' on verso, precedes title-page; half-title not called for; advertisement leaf on text-paper at end; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in full colour with drawing of lovers amidst daisy-studded grass against a skyline of factories, the front cover lettering being in yellow, white, and olive green; a.e. yellow; issued without end-papers. Poor quality paper, lightly embrowned throughout; otherwise a fine copy.

Charters A7a, note. The second issue, with the double spread title-page reset to accommodate ‘critical praise' on the verso of the half-title. Later printings had the covers redesigned. Issued at 50c as Avon Original No.G-1035.

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KEROUAC (Jack). Doctor Sax: Faust Part Three. Grove Press, Inc., New York, 1959. Sq.double lge.post 16mo; blank before vignette half-title; fly-title, and fly-title to book one follow title-page; separate fly-title to each of the six parts; final blank; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black and red. Wrappers a little rubbed and creased; lower corners slightly bruised throughout; otherwise a very nice copy.

Published as Evergreen Book (E-160).

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KEROUAC (Jack). Book Of Dreams. City Lights Books, [on verso of title-page:] San Francisco, 1961. Sq.lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; half-title not called for; pp.184; white wrappers printed in blue, cut flush. A very good copy.

Charters A15. The correct first issue, later copies having the cover printed in black.

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KEROUAC (Jack). Lonesome traveller. Andre Deutsch, 1962. Double demy 16mo; light red boards, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Spine slightly worn at head, and gilt a little rubbed; covers very slightly marked; otherwise a nice copy.

First English edition. Charters, A13b, erroneously describing the textured boards as cloth.

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KEROUAC (Jack). Lonesome traveller. Andre Deutsch, 1962. Double demy 16mo; very dark brown boards, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Gilt a little dull on spine; otherwise a nice copy.

First English edition. Charters, A13b, erroneously describing the textured boards as cloth, and noting no colour variants. This publisher's casing of brown boards was made upon first publication to fulfil an order from Boots Libraries. A variant first issue, the usual colour of boards being light red.

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KEROUAC (Jack). Big Sur. Andre Deutsch, 1963. Double cr.16mo; blue boards, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in rather chipped dust-wrapper.

First English edition.

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KEROUAC (Jack). Desolation Angels. A novel. Introduction by Seymour Krim. Andre Deutsch, 1966. Double cr.16mo; blank before half-title; final blank; charcoal boards, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device, silver, lettered red, on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper with one short tear, faded a little on front panel.



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KEROUAC (Jack). Satori in Paris. Andre Deutsch, 1967. Final blank; scarlet boards blocked and lettered silver down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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KEROUAC (Jack). [Cover title:] The Great Western Bus Ride. [On back wrapper:] A Pacific Red Car Publication, No Place, August 1984. One gathering sm.double demy 16mo wire stitched into rich green conjugate free end-papers and bright pink thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; colophon page, followed by leaf bearing portrait of Kerouac, at end; issued without paste-downs. Fine copy.

One of an edition of only 100 copies. Printed throughout on pale green paper. Includes a brief introduction by James Tyler.

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KEROUAC (Jack). [Cover title:] Two Stories From Jack Kerouac. [On back wrapper:] A Pacific Red Car Publication, No Place, November 1984. 20pp. sm.double demy 16mo wire stitched as a single gathering into rich green conjugate free end-papers and bright pink thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; illustrations on text-paper; integral advertisement leaf with portrait of Kerouac on recto, followed by limitation leaf, at end; issued without paste-downs. Fine copy.

One of an edition of only 100 copies. Printed throughout on pale green paper. Includes ‘The Rumbling, Rambling Blues', and ‘In The Ring' together with a brief introduction by James Tyler.

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KERSH (Gerald). I got references. Michael Joseph Ltd., 26 Bloomsbury Street, 1939. Demy 8vo; glitter effect iron grey cloth, blocked and lettered scarlet on spine; yellow end-papers. Margins of first and last few leaves very lightly marked by damp; edges and some margins a little foxed; otherwise an extremely fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper, faded a trifle on spine.

The author's very scarce fourth book.

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KERSH (Gerald). The dead look on. A novel. William Heinemann Ltd, London :: Toronto, 1943. Pp.[vi]+150; black cloth lettered silver on spine, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover; buff end-papers. Nice copy in badly chipped and worn dust-wrapper.



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KERSH (Gerald). Brain and ten fingers. A Novel. William Heinemann Ltd, 1943. Black cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered silver up spine; tan end-papers. Nice copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper.

A story of guerillas set in Jugoslavia.

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KERSH (Gerald). Faces in a dusty picture. William Heinemann Ltd, 1944. Final blank; black cloth lettered and blocked with publisher's device silver up spine; buff end-papers. Fine copy in chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.



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KERSH (Gerald). Prelude to a Certain midnight. William Heinemann Ltd, 1947. Black buckram blocked and lettered silver up spine. Near-fine in dust-wrapper.



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KERSH (Gerald). The song of The flea. A Novel. William Heinemann Ltd, 1948. Black cloth blocked blind on back cover, lettered silver on spine; brown end-papers. Near-fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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KERSH (Gerald). The Implacable Hunter. Heinemann, 1961. Double cr.16mo; final blank; crimson boards blocked blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine. Very nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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KESSEL (Joseph). The lion. A novel Translated from the French by Peter Green. Rupert Hart-Davis, 1959. Royal blue boards lettered silver on spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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KEYNES (John Maynard). A short view of Russia. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London, W.C. 1, 1925. Demy 8vo; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; pp.[28]+[iv]; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black. Top- and fore- margins of wrappers embrowned; otherwise a nice copy. In our experience, not a common book.

Issued as No.13 of ‘The Hogarth Essays' first series. Woolmer, 67, describing the wrappers as ‘pale blue'. It is also seen in cream wrappers.

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KEYNES (John Maynard). A short view of Russia. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press 52 Tavistock Square, London, W.C. 1, 1925. Demy 8vo; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; pp.[28]+[iv]; glazed cream card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black. Paper of spine reglued; top- and spine- margins of wrappers embrowned; end-papers very slightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy. In our experience, not a common book.

Issued as No.13 of ‘The Hogarth Essays' first series. Woolmer, 67, describing the wrappers as ‘pale blue'. It is also seen in white wrappers.

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KING (Francis). Act of Darkness. Hutchinson, London Melbourne Sydney Auckland Johannesburg, 1983. Demy 8vo format, perfect bound; two blanks at end; pp.[332]+[iv]; mottled sage-green fine beaded linen-grain boards, down-lettered, blocked with publisher's device, and lettered silver on spine. Fine copy in slightly nicked dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy with the author's five line holograph inscription, signed ‘Francis', and dated ‘August 12th, 1983' on the front end-paper. Additionally, he has crossed through his printed name on the title-page and written his full signature beneath. The novel with which King won Yorkshire Post Novel of the Year Award.

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KING (Francis). The woman Who was god. Hutchinson, London Melbourne Auckland Johannesburg, 1988. Demy 8vo format, perfect bound; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[ii]+331+[iii]; brownish black b fine beaded linen-grain boards, down-lettered, and blocked with publisher's device, silver, on spine; reversed bison in ruled diamond patterned end-papers printed in grey. Virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy with the author's holograph inscription, signed ‘Francis', on the title-page.

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KING (Francis). Punishments. Hamish Hamilton, London, 1989. Double demy 16mo format, perfect bound; final blank; pp.[viii]+198+[ii]; black cloth-textured boards down-lettered, blocked, and blocked with publisher's initials device, silver, on spine. Poor quality paper very lightly embrowned at margins, otherwise a virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy with the author's holograph inscription, signed ‘Francis', and dated ‘21/4/89', beneath his crossed through printed name on the title-page.

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KINGSLEY (Charles) and MALET (Lucas (Mrs. Mary St. Leger Harrison).). The tutor's story: An unpublished novel By the late Charles Kingsley Revised and completed by his daughter Lucas Malet (Mrs. Mary St. Leger Harrison). Smith, Elder & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1916. Pp.viii+371+[i (blank)]; scarlet vermilion buckram, ruled blind, lettered black, on front cover, lettered, with short rule gilt on spine. Spine very slightly faded, but a fine copy.

Wolff, 3027; this title not in Sadleir.

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[KINGSLEY (Charles).]. Canon Charles Kingsley: A biography By Una Pope-Hennessy. 1948, Chatto & Windus. Frontispiece and eight plates; pp.[viii]+294+[ii (printer's imprint, verso blank)]; lilac cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly torn dust-wrapper repaired with tissue on verso.

Based largely on unpublished letters, and including two early drawings by Kingsley, here first published. The publisher's File Copy with their label to that effect on the spine of the dust-wrapper.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). Kim. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1901. Extra cr.8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard and nine plates, all by J. Lockwood Kipling; title-page printed in scarlet and black; integral advertisement leaf at end; red cloth lettered gilt on spine, embossed with medallion gilt on front cover; t.e.g. Very good copy.

The first English edition.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). Traffics And Discoveries. London, Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1904. All rights reserved. Extra cr.8vo; blank before half-title; title-page printed in scarlet and black; 6pp. integral advertisements followed by 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated 35. [sic] 8.04; pp.[2]+vi+393+[i (blank)]+[vi]; red cloth embossed with medallion gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g. Edges of inserted catalogue with four fox spots; otherwise a virtually fine copy in repaired dust-wrapper. Scarce thus.

Complete as issued with the large folding inserted advertisement for ‘Macmillan's New six-shilling novels'. Apart from the error in the date (which presumably marks it as an early issue) the catalogue is identical with that usually seen dated ‘25.8.04'. Livingston, 289, mentioning copies with catalogues dated ‘25.8.04' and ‘20.9.04', but not noting copies of the earlier catalogue with this error in the date.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). The Army of a dream. Reprinted from ‘Traffics and Discoveries'. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1905. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.62+[ii]; light brown thick paper wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in red; issued without end-papers. Wrappers and half-title a little marked, and backstrip chipped at head and tail of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

The first separate published edition, preceded by a printing of a few copies only for copyright purposes in America. Livingston, 284.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). The Brushwood boy. With illustrations by F.H. Townshend. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1907. Full colour frontispiece with tissue guard, and eleven other plates; two tone blue mixed weave cloth blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Very slight darkening of spine, but a near fine copy.

With the inserted advertisement for "The Scottish Widows' Fund" loosely laid in as issued. This copy has the misprint ‘thuig' for ‘thing' in the caption of the plate to face p.43.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). Doctors: An Address delivered to the Students of the Medical School of the Middlesex Hospital, 1st October, 1908. With a preface. Sold for the benefit of the Middlesex Hospital. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1908. F'cap 8vo; portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, and one plate; limp red buckram, cut flush, blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered on the back cover with the price in black. Slight mottling of covers, and front end-papers a trifle foxed; a nice copy, nonetheless.

Livingston, 312. The probable first binding, otherwise similar copies being known in scarlet linen (a fact not noted by Livingston). The price on the back cover reads ‘1/-NET' as in every copy we have seen in either cloth, not ‘1-Net.' as stated by Livingston. Besides Kipling's Address, the volume includes a Preface by Reginald Lucas, giving an interesting brief survey of cancer ‘remedies' in use at the Hospital during the nineteenth century, and a poem, ‘The Two Armies', by Oliver Wendell Holmes (this appearance not listed in Blanck).

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KIPLING (Rudyard). Doctors: A Address delivered to the Students of the Medical School of the Middlesex Hospital, 1st October, 1908. With a preface. Sold for the benefit of the Middlesex Hospital. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1908. Sm.cr.8vo; half-tone portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, and one plate; pp.31+[i (blank)]; scarlet linen wrappers, cut flush, lettered black on sides, blocked black on front wrapper. Nice copy.

Livingston, 392, describing the cloth as buckram, which in the present copy it is not. The price on the back cover reads ‘1/-NET', as in every copy we have seen, in either cloth, not ‘1-Net.' as stated by Livingston. Besides Kipling's Address, the volume includes a Preface by Reginald Lucas, giving an interesting brief survey of cancer ‘remedies' in use at the Hospital during the nineteenth century, and a poem, ‘The Two Armies', by Oliver Wendell Holmes (this appearance not listed in Blanck).

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KIPLING (Rudyard). Rewards And Fairies. With illustrations by Frank Craig. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1910. Extra cr.8vo; title-page printed in scarlet and black; four plates; integral advertisement leaf at end followed by 8pp. inserted advertisements; red cloth lettered gilt on spine, embossed with medallion gilt on front cover; t.e.g. Covers stained, end-papers slightly cracking; text fine.



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KIPLING (Rudyard). France at war. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1915. Sm.sq.8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; wrappers, printed in red, yellow, and blue. Wrappers slightly browned and chipped; fine internally.

Martindell 113. Advance copy, with the publisher's presentation stamp blind on the title-page.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). The fringes of The fleet. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1915. Roy.16mo, gathered in half sheets; integral advertisement leaf, followed by blank at end; white wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in red and blue, on back wrapper in red; issued without end-papers. A near-fine copy.

Livingston, 400.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). [Cover title:] The new army in Training. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1915. Roy.16mo, gathered in half sheets; pale yellow coated glazed wrappers, cut flush, printed on front abd back in red; issued without prelims. or end-papers. Very slight marking of wrappers, and first leaf foxed, but otherwise a near-fine copy.

Livingston, 391.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). Sea warfare. Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin's Street, London, 1916. Blank before half title; integral advertisement leaf followed by leaf of inserted text-paper advertisements at end; blue fine linen grain cloth blocked blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; lower-edges rough trimmed. A fine, unopened, copy in frayed and badly torn dust-wrapper with several small chips.



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KIPLING (Rudyard). A diversity Of creatures. Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin's Street, London, 1917. Extra cr.8vo; title-page printed in scarlet and black; blank, followed by 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.viii+[442]+[ii]+4; dark red fine-linen-effect cloth, blocked and embossed with medallion gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g. Slight mottling of covers, and very slight cracking of back end-papers; otherwise a fine copy in very slightly frayed and marked dust-wrapper. Scarce thus.

The first binding and first dust-wrapper (pale green, printed in lime green and red), and the correct first state of the dust-wrapper, this title being the latest listed on the back panel, without a note of the printing, and with ‘Sea Warfare' [1916] listed as in its 28th thousand.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). Letters of Travel (1892 - 1913). Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin's Street, London, 1920. Extra cr.8vo; blank before half-title; title-page printed in scarlet and black; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[2]+vi+284+4; mottled red rough buckram, blocked and embossed with medallion gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g. Fine copy in dust-wrapper slightly frayed at extremities of spine.



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KIPLING (Rudyard, Commissioner, Boy Scouts). Land and sea tales For scouts and guides. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1923. Double f'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; red buckram, ruled, blocked and lettered black on front cover and spine; top- and lower- edges mainly trimmed. Spine slightly faded, but a very nice, partly unopened, copy.



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[KIRKUP (James).]. Ancestral Voices: Recollections of Chungking August - December, 1943 [by] Vinh Thai. Translated by James Kirkup. Collins, 1956. Demy 8vo; tangerine cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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KITCHIN (C.H.B.). Mr. Balcony. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1927. Sm.cr.8vo; bright blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine. Virtually fine copy.

Woolmer, 128. One thousand copies were printed.

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KITCHEN (C.H.B.). The Sensitive One. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52, Tavistock Square, London, W.C., 1931. Grey cloth lettered gilt on spine. Very good copy.

Woolmer, 261: 1,133 copies were printed.

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KITCHIN (C.H.B.). Birthday Party. Constable & Company Limited, 1938 [i.e., 1937]. Blank before half-title; black cloth blocked and lettered silver on spine. End-papers lightly stained; inscription dated ‘Xmas 1937' on title-page; otherwise a nice copy.



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KITCHIN (C.H.B.). Streamers Waving. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1925. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; orange linen grain cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Spine very slightly faded; one gathering slightly proud (though not loose), due to an original binding fault; otherwise a near-fine copy.

Presentation copy inscribed on the front end-paper in the author's holograph: "To Leslie/with homage/from the Author/C.H.B.K. 18/4/25". The recipient was almost certainly L.P. Hartley. Woolmer 68.

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KITCHIN (C.H.B.). Streamers Waving. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1925. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; light and darker streaked orange rough buckram lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e. orange; fore-edges mainly trimmed. Cloth of spine very slightly wrinkled; otherwise a fine, unopened, copy.

Purchased from the publisher's file, but without signs of ownership. Woolmer 68, not mentioning the orange stained top-edges. We had some years ago a copy inscribed by L.P. Hartley in the month of publication, which was in a similar, but linen grain, cloth, and that agreed with Woolmer in having the top edges plain. Given the source of the present copy, it seems just possible that it represents a trial binding.

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KITCHIN (C.H.). The auction sale. A Novel. Secker & Warburg, 1949. Old rose cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Spine slightly faded, and gilt rubbed; short tear in one upper margin, not approaching text; otherwise a very nice copy.

Presentation copy inscribed on the front end-paper in the author's holograph: "To Leslie/with love/from Clifford/24/2/49". The recipient was almost certainly L.P. Hartley. Often regarded as Kitchen's major work.

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KITCHIN (C.H.B.). Jumping Joan And other stories. London. [sic] Secker & Warburg, 1954. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.288; carmine cloth-textured boards, ruled, blocked, and lettered silver on spine. Light spotting of boards, otherwise a nice copy.

Two stories are reprinted from The London Magazine, the rest are here first printed.

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KITCHIN (C.H.). The secret river. A Novel. Secker & Warburg, 1956. Green boards, ruled, blocked, and lettered silver on spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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KNOX (E.V.). These liberties. By E.V. Knox ("Evoe" of Punch). Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street, W.C., London, 1923. F'cap 8vo; pp.viii+[152]; 8pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end; scarlet fine-linen-textured cloth, lettered and pictorially blocked black on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Some lower fore-corners a little wormed, and traces of a label (probably a review slip: v. note) adhering to the top of the title-page; otherwise a fine copy.

Publisher's ‘Presentation Copy' so designated by a rubber stamp on the title-page. Parodies of A.S.M. Hutchinson, J. Middleton Murray, Edgar Rice Burroughs, G.K. Chesterton (‘Aston Villa v. Tottenham Hotspur: Mr. G.K. Chesterton watches a Football Match'), George Meredith, Ethel M. Dell, Joseph Conrad, Thomas Hardy, H.G. Wells, Alfred Noyes, J.C. Squire, W.H. Davies, Walter de la Mare, Edmund Blunden, Edith Sitwell, Henry Newbolt, Charlotte Mew, John Drinkwater, and three essays on the cinematic art.

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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.

KNOX (Rev. Ronald A.). Meditations On the psalms. With preface by Rev. H.S. Bowden Of The Oratory. Longmans, Green and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, 1919. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; light blue rough buckram, lettered black on front cover and up spine. Small stain on front cover; otherwise a very nice copy.



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KNOX (Ronald). Patrick Shaw-Stewart. 48 Pall Mall, S.W., William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1920. Photogravure frontispiece printed in grey, with tissue guard; 14pp. integral advertisements at end, dated Spring 1920; light greenish-blue cloth lettered gilt on front cover and spine. A near fine copy, complete with the publisher's advertisement post-card losely laid in, as issued.

Review copy, with the publisher's stamp in blind on the upper margin of the title-page.

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KNOX (Ronald A.). Sanctions: A frivolity. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1924. Publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue at end, dated October 1923; light blue fine linen grain cloth, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Spine faded; otherwise a nice copy.



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KNOX (Ronald). Broadcast minds. Sheed & Ward, 1932. Post 8vo; black cloth blocked and lettered marina blue on spine. Very nice copy.

According to the copyright notice on the verso of the title-page, published in September.

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KNOX (Ronald A.). Barchester pilgrimage. London, Sheed & Ward, 1935. Extra cr.8vo; map in text; pp.[x]+278; light red cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. grey-green. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

‘The story of Barchester is carried down in a series of episodes to the present day.' - publisher's blurb.

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KNOX (Ronald). Nazi and Nazarene. Macmillan and Co., Ltd, 1940. One gathering, double cr.16mo, wire stitched; half-title not called for; orange wrappers printed in blue, cut flush. A near fine copy.

Issued as volume No 5 in the series ‘Macmillan War Pamphlets'.

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KNOX (The Right Reverend Monsignor Ronald). In soft garments: A collection of Oxford conferences. Burns Oates, 1942. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank serving as pastedown; free end-papers not called for; pp.[x]+188; finely mottled blue and navy blue rough fine buckram, lettered gilt on spine. Gilt oxydised; otherwise a fine copy in unobtrusively torn dust-wrapper strengthened with brown paper on verso.

Lectures delivered between 1926 and 1938 in his capacity of chaplain at Oxford, and here first collected.

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KNOX (Ronald). God and the atom. Sheed & Ward, 1945. Double post 16mo; yellow Sundour cloth, lettered red up spine. Nice copy.



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KNOX (Ronald). The mass In slow motion. Sheed & Ward, 1948. Double lge.post 16mo; brown cloth lettered gilt up spine. Near fine 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.

KNOX (Mgr. Ronald A.). The old testament Newly translated from the Latin vulgate By Mgr Ronald A. Knox at the request of The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster. For private use only. Volume I Genesis - Esther. Burns Oates and Washbourne Ltd, Publishers to the Holy See, 1949. Double demy 16mo; blank before half-title; pp.[xii]+739+[i (blank)]; crimson glazed linen panelled blind, lettered blind and gilt, on spine; t.e. cerise. Fine copy in chipped dust-wrapper.



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KNOX (Ronald). The creed In slow motion. Sheed & Ward, 1949. Double lge.post 16mo; navy blue buckram, lettered gilt up spine. Faint pressure dint on front cover; short crease in upper margin of a few leaves due to an original binding fault; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed 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.

KNOX (Ronald). Literary Distractions. Sheed and Ward, 1958. Double post 16mo; maroon boards lettered silver down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper, complete with the publisher's advertisement post-card loosely laid in, as issued.

Essays on Crashaw, Pascal, Dr. Johnson, Trollope, Stevenson, Chesterton, Belloc, detective stories, etc.

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