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.

LEACH (Christopher). Scars and Other Ceremonies: Short stories. J M Dent & Sons Ltd, 1980. Demy 8vo format, perfect bound; puce boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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LEACOCK (Stephen). Essays and Literary studies. John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1916. Blank before half-title; 6pp. integral advertisements at end, followed by 24pp. inserted publisher's list; green linen grain cloth ruled and lettered blind on front cover, ruled blind, lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Initial blank foxed; otherwise a nice copy of one of the less common titles.



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LEACOCK (Stephen). Further Foolishness. Sketches and satires On the follies of the day. John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1917. Blank before half-title; frontispiece by Fish, in colours; 8pp. integral advertisements followed by blank at end; green cloth ruled blind, lettered pale blue-green on front cover and spine; t.e. green. Photosensitive cloth colouring altered to blue at head and towards tail of spine; colouring of top-edges faded; otherwise a nice copy in chipped dust-wrapper designed by Fish.



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LEACOCK (Stephen). Frenzied fiction. John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1918. 8pp. publisher's inserted advertisements on text-paper at end; dull-blue cloth ruled blind, lettered black, on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed. Ink inscription and drawing on front end-papers; end-papers and edges foxed; a very little scattered light foxing in text; otherwise a nice copy.



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LEACOCK (Stephen). My discovery Of England. John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd, 1922. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; light green cloth ruled blind, lettered blue, on front cover and spine; t.e. blue, others uncut. A fine, partly unopened copy, in creased, chipped, and frayed dust-wrapper, strengthened on verso with ghost-tape.



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LEACOCK (Stephen). College days. London: John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd, 1923. 12pp. integral advertisement at end; pp.164+[xii]; dark blue rough buckram ruled blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; t.e. yellow, others uncut. Virtually fine copy, largely unopened. In our experience a difficult title.

A mixture of prose and verse.

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LEACOCK (Stephen). Economic prosperity In the British Empire. Constable & Co Ltd, 1930. Leaf bearing foreword tipped on to verso of half-title; integral publisher's erratum leaf following title leaf; final blank; crimson buckram, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, ruled blind, lettered gilt on spine. A nice copy.

The erratum records a change in the title of the book made too late to allow alteration of the running headlines. The tipped in ‘Foreword' leaf is included on behalf of the Board of Trade of the town of Orillia, Ontario, Canada, whilst the blind lettering on the front cover, almost certainly impressed by the publisher's binder, reads: "With the compliments Of the Board of trade Orillia Ontario Canada". The front end-papers bear the rubber ownership stamps of the Transport & General Workers Union, and the half-title page bears a signed and initialled inscription, dated 12 May 1931, by Labour M.P. Fred Messer: "This book deals with capitalist economics and the conclusions are opposed to Internationalism." An interesting copy of a small and unusual complimentary issue.

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LEE (Harper). To kill A Mockingbird. Heinemann, 1960. Double cr.16mo; maroon boards, lettered silver on spine. Slight foxing of edges, end-papers, and outside leaves; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper lightly foxed on inner flaps and verso.

First English edition.

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LEE (Vernon [i.e., Violet Paget]). Penelope Brandling. A tale of the Welsh coast in The eighteenth century. T. Fisher Unwin, 1903. Narrow 8vo; blank and advertisement leaf before half-title, blank at end; yellow self-wrappers folded over outside blanks; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Bookseller's blind-stamp on back wrapper; wrappers a little dusty; paper of spine a little chipped and fragile; two or three leaves very slightly foxed; but in general a nice copy, nonetheless, of a very scarce title.

Issued as Volume 55 of ‘The Pseudonym Library'.

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LEE (Vernon [i.e., Violet Paget]). Ariadne in Mantua, A romance in Five acts. Oxford: B.H. Blackwell, 50 and 51 Broad Street. London: Simpkin, Mar-Shall, Hamilton, Kent & Company. A.D. 1903. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; pale fawn self-wrappers decorated in red and blue, French folded over outer end-papers, cream label impressed with engraved title and design on front panel; a.e. uncut. A very little very light foxing on two or three leaves; otherwise a near fine copy.

The front free end-paper bears a light pencilled note signed by the bookseller/publisher Elkin Mathews, noting the scarcity of the volume. A printed note on the verso of the title-page asserts that the wrapper is "of eighteenth century paper by Guiseppe Rizzi of Varese". The text is on Abbey Mills laid paper. "If not the most important, certainly the most self-revealing of all Vernon Lee's work" - Gunn, ‘Vernon Lee', p.175.

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LEE (Vernon [i.e., Violet Paget]). Hortus vitae: Essays on the gardening Of life. John Lane: The Bodley Head, London & New York, 1904. 2pp. publisher's integral advertisements at end; pp.[xx]+[249]+[i (blank)]+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed yellow green cloth; t.e.g., fore- and lower- edges uncut. Very slight rubbing of spine, but a virtually fine copy.

Also known with the lower-edges rough-trimmed.

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LEE (Vernon [i.e., Violet Paget]). Hortus vitae: Essays on the gardening Of life. John Lane: The Bodley Head, London & New York, 1904. 2pp. publisher's integral advertisements at end; pp.[xx]+[249]+[i (blank)]+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed yellow green cloth; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, others rough trimmed. One or two fox-spots and one corner turned; small erasure from front end-paper; spine slightly darkened; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Also known with the lower-edges uncut.

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LEE (Vernon [i.e., Violet Paget]). The enchanted Woods And other essays on the Genius of places. John Lane: The Bodley Head, London & New York, 1905. Blank before half-title; pp.[xx]+[321]+[i (blank)]; 2pp. publisher's inserted text-paper advertisements at end; vertically fine ribbed yellow green cloth; t.e.g., others uncut. Some foxing to first and last few leaves and edges; inscription dated ‘IV 1905' on front end-paper, and related armorial bookplate on pastedown; otherwise a very nice copy.

Uniform with the same author's ‘Hortus Vitae', but in our experience a good deal scarcer.

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LEE (Vernon [i.e., Violet Paget]). Sister Benevenuta And The Christ child: An eighteenth-century Legend. E. Grant Richards, 1906. Cr.16mo, in half-sheets; blank or advertisement leaf excised before half-title; imprint leaf at end; light red cloth, blocked and lettered blind on front cover, lettered gilt up spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Back free end-paper lacking; otherwise a nice copy.



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LEE (Vernon [i.e., Violet Paget]). Thw Sentimental Traveller, Notes on Places, John Lane, 1908. 6pp. publisher's integral advertisements at end; t.e.g.; vertically-ribbed bright green cloth, ruled blind on sides, lettered and ruled gilt on spine. Cloth slightly bubbled, but a very nice copy.



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LEE (Vernon [i.e., Violet Paget]). Lauris nobilis: Chapters on art and life. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head; New York: John Lane Company, 1909. Two leaves of integral advertisements followed by four leaves of advertisements on text-paper, probably printed conjugate with the prelims. and thus integral also, at end; pp.[viii]+[316]+[iv]+?8; vertically fine ribbed olive green cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight foxing of edges and end-papers; very slight foxing of prelims. and last two leaves of advertisements; otherwise a fine copy.



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LEE (Vernon [i.e., Violet Paget]). The Beautiful: an introduction to psychological aesthetics. Cambridge: The University Press; New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1913. Title within ornamental border; Bibliography and Index followed by blank at end; pp.viii+158+[ii]. Spine and edges of covers slightly faded but a very nice copy.

Issued as a volume of ‘The Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature'.

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LEE (Vernon [i.e., Violet Paget]). The tower of The mirrors And other essays on The spirit of places. London: John Lane, the Bodley Head; New York: John Lane Company; Toronto: Bell & Cockburn, 1914. Blank before half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; pp.[2]+10+243+[i (blank)]+[4]; vertically fine ribbed bright green cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g. Slight mottled fading of covers; some foxing of end-papers, prelims., and catalogue; otherwise a nice copy.



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LEE (Vernon [i.e., Violet Paget]). Satan The waster. A philosophic war trilogy With notes & introduction. John Lane The Bodley Head, 1920. Blank and additional Preface leaf tipped in after half-title; vertically-ribbed green cloth ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Virtually fine copy.

Second issue, consisting of first issue sheets and binding, with the addition of the tipped-in blank and Preface, dating from 1930. This issue with the additional fore-matter is said to be a good deal scarcer than the original issue

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[LEE (Vernon [i.e., Violet Paget]).]. Art and Man; Essays and fragments by C[lementina]. Anstruther-Thomson. With an introduction by Vernon Lee, and twenty plates. London: John Lane, 1924. Frontispiece and nineteen plates, including portraits; pp.[ii]+x+371+[i]. Slight wear to edges of covers; otherwise a fine copy in chipped and frayed dust-wrapper. Scarce.

Vernon Lee's Introduction occupies pp.3 - 112. A posthumous work here first printed, Anstruther-Thomson having died in 1921. British Library, London University, Cambridge, and National Library of Scotland copies only on COPAC.

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LEE (Vernon, Litt.D. [i.e., Violet Paget]). The poet's eye. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London, W.C.1, 1926. Demy 8vo, 28pp., sewn as a single gathering; two blanks at front and back, serving as end-papers; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black with a design by Vanessa Bell. Spine slightly rubbed, and worn a trifle at extreme head and tail; slight flexion marks to wrappers close to spine; blanks lightly foxed; a very good copy, nonetheless.

Issued as No.17 of ‘The Hogarth Essays', first series. Woolmer, 98. One of 1,000 copies.

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[LEE (Vernon [i.e., Violet Paget]). Vernon Lee. Violet Paget, 1856 - 1935. By Peter Gunn. Oxford University Press, 1964. Portrait frontispiece, and 12pp. plates; bibliographical check-list; pp.[xii]+244. Fine copy in very slightly creased dust-wrapper.



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LEES-MILNE (James). Round The clock. 1978, Chatto & Windus, London. Double extra crown 16mo; two blanks before half-title, three at end, the outermost serving as paste-downs; pp.[iv]+150+[vi]; milk chocolate cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Short novel.

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LEES-MILNE (James). Harold Nicolson: A biography, 1886-1929. By James Lees-Milne. 1980, Chatto & Windus. Double demy 16mo; frontispiece, and seven double-sided plates; other illustrations on text-paper; pp.xii+[430]+[ii (blank)]; pale blue-green fine-cloth-textured boards, lettered and blocked gilt on spine. Spine a little bruised; two leaves creased; otherwise a nice copy in dust-wrapper.

Published at £15.00.

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LEES-MILNE (James). Caves of ice. Chatto & Windus, The Hogarth Press, London, 1983. Double demy 16mo; half-tone portrait frontispiece; final blank; pp.[x]+276+[ii]; light green cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; buff end-papers printed with illustrations in black. Very slight dusting of edges; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Lees-Milne's diaries for 1946 and 1947.

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LE FEUVRE (Amy). Her husband's Property. By Amy Le Feuvre, Author of "A Bit of Rough Road," "The Mender," "The Making of a Woman," etc., etc. London, The Religious Tract Society, 4 Bouverie Street and 65 St. Paul's Churchyard, E.C., 1913. Extra cr.8vo; advertisement leaf, blank on recto, precedes half-title; 16pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end, not including this title in the listing of Le Feuvre's works; pp.[368]; vertically ribbed dark green cloth lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g. Fine copy.

The correct first printing, dated at the foot of the title-page. In this copy the ‘l' of ‘lines' and the pronoun ‘I' are battered on p.225 at ll.7 and 8; the letter ‘G' has been hand-stamped on the upper inner margin of leaf C1r (p.17) apparently by the publisher. We suspect that this copy may have been from the publisher's file.

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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). The Life Romantic Including The love-letters of the king. Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 13 Great Marlborough Street, 1901. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+323+[i (blank)]+[4]; reddish brown coarse buckram, lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine. End-papers cracked and slightly marked; small tear in margins of last five leaves of text, and advertisement leaves; a very god copy, nonetheless, of an uncommon title.



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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). The Life Romantic Including The love-letters of the king. Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 13 Great Marlborough Street, 1901. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+323+[i (blank)]+[4]; reddish brown fine smooth buckram, lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine. Slight marking of covers, but a nice copy.

The variant in fine smooth buckram: otherwise identical copies are known in a much heavier, coarse buckram of rough texture. Possibly, as with the somewhat similar variants of the first edition of Beerbohm's ‘Zuleika Dobson', copies in heavy cloth were intended for the library trade.

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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). The Life Romantic Including The love-letters of the king. London, Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 13 Great Marlborough Street, 1901. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+323+[i (blank)]+[iv]; dull reddish brown art linen, lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine; t.e. brownish red. Nice copy.



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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). Pieces of eight: Being the Authentic Narrative of a Treasure discovered in the Bahama Islands in the year 1903 - Now first given to The Public. London: 48 Pall Mall, W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1918. Extra cr.8vo; publisher's device on final page; pp.[xii]+315+[i]; orange-red very fine linen grain cloth, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, lettered black on spine; antique toned end-papers. Nice copy.

Much reprinted, but this first edition is scarce.

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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). Painted Shadows. John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1908. 16pp. publisher's advertisements at end, on text-paper; green cloth blocked and lettered white on front cover, blocked white, lettered gilt, on spine. Lacking free end-papers, but a very good ex-Library copy. As a working copy.

First English edition. Published late in 1907, but dated ahead. The American edition was published in 1904.

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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). Little dinners With the Sphinx And other prose fancies. John Lane: the Bodley Head, Vigo Street, London, 1909. Pp.[viii]+266; light cherry red buckram, ruled and blocked white, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; t.e. red, others uncut. Very slight fading and marking of spine; a little foxing of large uncut edges; but a nice copy of a difficult title.

First English edition of a book issued in America in 1907.

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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). Attitudes And avowals With some Retrospective reviews. New York: John Lane Company, 1910. Blue-grey buckram, ruled white, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Spine darkened and a trifle worn at tail; covers slightly string-marked; otherwise a nice copy.

Precedes the English edition. Review copy, with the publisher's blind review stamp on the title-page. With the bookplate of the Leeds-based craftsman printer Sydney Mathewman, after a wood-engraved design by Laurence Housman, on the front end-paper.

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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). Old love stories Retold. John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, 1924. Post 8vo; lavender linen-grain cloth, flat spine, lettered light blue on spine. Slightly faded patch at head of spine, and edges foxed; otherwise a fine copy in chipped and torn dust-wrapper strengthened with tissue on verso.

First English edition, and rather scarce. A variant binding, the book also being seen in vertically ribbed blue cloth, with blue top-edges. The dust-wrapper of the present copy bears the price ‘7/6', and advertisements dating it as 1924; the predominant print colour of the dust-wrapper matches that of the cloth - all of which suggests that the lavender binding dates from the year of first publication. The vertically ribbed blue cloth binding was used by Lane for Le Gallienne's books, however, from the early 1890s, and one would therefore expect that to represent the primary issue.

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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). The romantic '90s. G.P. Putnam's Sons, May, 1926. Advertisement leaf before half-title; frontispiece (after a cartoon by Max Beerbohm) and numerous facsimiles on text-paper; final blank; vertically-ribbed bright blue cloth lettered gilt on spine and front cover; lower-edges uncut. Very slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy in a very slightly frayed dust-wrapper. Scarce thus.

Complete as issued with the inserted post-card advertising ‘Putnam's Lists and Catalogues'. The first English edition of a book published in the U.S.A. in 1925. The facsimiles include letters from Oscar Wilde, Max Beerbohm, Andrew Lang, Austin Dobson, George Meredith, etc.

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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). The romantic '90s. G.P. Putnam's Sons, May, 1926. Advertisement leaf before half-title; frontispiece (after a cartoon by Max Beerbohm) and numerous facsimiles on text-paper; final blank; vertically-ribbed bright blue cloth lettered gilt on spine and front cover; lower-edges uncut. End-papers and final blank a little stained; cloth of sides badly heat-bubbled and discoloured; internally a very nice copy.

A presentation copy with a long holograph inscription from the author's father (then aged eighty-three) to ‘"John Ratcliff Esq" On his leaving Chester, with very best wishes for his future, and a little memento of many kindnesses received by my daughters and myself from him for many years...". The first English edition of a book published in the U.S.A. in 1925. The facsimiles include letters from Oscar Wilde, Max Beerbohm, Andrew Lang, Austin Dobson, George Meredith, etc.

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[LE GALLIENNE (Richard).]. The Quest of the Golden Boy: The life and letters of Richard Le Gallienne By Richard Whittington-Egan & Geoffrey Smerdon. The Unicorn Press, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, 1960. Roy.8vo; portrait frontispiece, and fifteen plates; pp.[xxiv]+580; blue boards lettered gilt on spine. Near-fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Includes a useful bibliographical check-list.

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LEHMANN (John). I am My brother: Autobiography II. Longmans, 1960. Demy 8vo; final blank; four double-sided plates; pp.viii+326+[ii]; black cloth-textured boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. pink. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Includes - often quite lengthy - extracts from letters addressed to Lehmann from Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, Robert Graves, Dame Edith Sitwell, Isherwood, V.S. Pritchett, Alun Lewis, Denton Welch, and others, mostly here first printed.

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LEHMANN (Rosamond). A note in music. Chatto & Windus, 1930. Limitation leaf follows half-title; imprint leaf at end; quarter rose buckram, patterned board sides, spine lettered gilt; t.e.g., others uncut. Very slight fading of spine, otherwise an extremely fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 260 numbered copies, this copy being signed by the author.

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LEHMANN (Rosamond). The ballad And the source. Collins, 48 Pall Mall, 1944. Final blank; yellow cloth, blocked and lettered black on spine. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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LEHMANN (Rosamond). The Gipsy's Baby And other stories. Reynal & Hitchcock, New York, 1946. Carmine cloth lettered across and down spine; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed.

First American edition. At some point dismantled into its component sheets as a working copy for photo-litho reproduction, and later re-sewn and re-bound into the original cloth casing, with new front binder's blank and back end-papers. Corrected and revised in pencil by the author as a working copy for the Virago Press edition, these corrections, which affect some sixty-two lines of the text, having subsequently been erased or, in one or two instances, whited out, so that they are visible now, at best, only as faint indentations in the paper, the alterations having previously, however, been photoset and pasted as correction slips into the text. From the library of Carmen Callil, and bearing her bookplate on the front paste-down, a few pencil notes on the front end-paper being apparently in her hand.

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LE QUEUX (William). Love Intrigues of the Kaiser's Sons. Popular Edition. John Long, Limited, Norris Street, Haymarket, 1918. Lge.16mo; half-title not called for; two leaves printed with advertisements precede title-page, one follows last leaf of text, serving as end-papers; cerise morocco grain thin boards printed with commercial advertisement black on back cover, ruled and lettered black on front cover and spine; fore-edges uncut. Minor faults, but in general a nice copy in a torn and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

The cheaper issue. A crown 8vo issue, containing "numerous interesting portraits" was also published, apparently simultaneously.

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LE QUEUX (William). Things I know About kings, celebrities, And crooks. Eveleigh Nash and Grayson, Limited, 1923. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece and eight plates (ex seven [sic! - v. note]); violet buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Virtually fine copy.

The extra illustration results from the fact that due to an error of the binder gathering ‘D', with its attendant plate, has been included twice.

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LERNER (Lawrence). The Truthtellers: Jane Austen; George Eliot; D.H. Lawrence. 1967, Chatto & Windus, London. Double demy 16mo; pp.[292]; marina green cloth-textured boards, lettered gilt on and down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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LESLIE (Doris). That Enchantress. With a frontispiece by Philip Gough. Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., N.D. [1950]. Title-page after a wood-engraving; ‘frontispiece' printed in black and yellow, bound in before Contents page; integral advertisement leaf at end; black cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Virtually fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Fictionalised biography of Abigail Hill. In this copy the second ‘i' of ‘frontispiece' on the title-page is without a dot.

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LESLIE (Shane). Lough Derg In Ulster: The story of St. Patrick's Purgatory. Illustrations by Clare Frewen. Dublin, Maunsel & Co., Ltd., 96 Middle Abbey Street, 1909. F'cap 8vo; Frontispiece and three plates printed in sepia; title-page printed in red and black; integral advertisement leaf at end; light brown boards printed in dark brown on front cover and up spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Blank corner of frontispiece a little damp-stained; edges slightly foxed; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Shane Leslie's first prose work, preceded only by ‘Songs of Oriel' published the previous year.

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LESLIE (Shane). The End of a chapter. Constable and Company Limited, 1916. Half-title not called for; quarter rust-brown cloth, hammered brown boards, lettered black on spine and front board; uncut edges. Excellent working copy.

The first issue, with the offensive text and pp.199-200 of the Index in uncancelled state.

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LESLIE (Shane). The End of a chapter. Constable and Company Limited, 1916. Half-title not called for; quarter olive brown cloth, hammered brown boards, lettered black on spine and front board; uncut edges. Very small mark on spine; front end-paper and title-page a little thinned by removal of inscription, and paste-down scuffed by removal of label; one or two large corners creased; otherwise nice.

The first issue, with the offensive text and pp.199-200 of the Index in uncancelled state.

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LESLIE (Shane). Doomsland. Chatto & Windus, 1923. Final blank; pp.[viii]+370+[ii]; light, vertically streaked lighter, green rough fine buckram, lettered black on front cover and spine; t.e. light green, lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in torn and slightly chipped, but substantially complete, dust-wrapper.



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LESLIE (Shane). The Cantab. Chatto & Windus, 1926. Blank followed by 4pp. inserted advertisements at end; Cambridge blue buckram lettered Oxford blue on front cover and spine. A nice copy.



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LESLIE (Shane). The Anglo-catholic. A sequel to ‘The Cantab'. Chatto & Windus, 1929. Crimson buckram, lettered black on front cover and spine; t.e. red, lower-edges uncut. Fine, unopened, copy in frayed dust-wrapper chipped a little on back cover.



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LESLIE (Shane). Saint Patrick's Purgatory: A Record from History and Literature. Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1932. Super royal 8vo; frontispiece in full colour after a painting by Sir John Lavery, and nineteen pages of plates in black and white; other illustrations on text-paper; large folding map loosely inserted at end, as issued; dark green cloth lettered gilt on spine and front cover. Nice.

Signed by the author on the title-page.

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LESLIE (Shane). The oppidan. Chatto & Windus, London, 1969. Extra cr.8vo; pp.[2]+[xvi]+365+[i (blank)]; dark brownish-grey boards, blocked gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, in series style. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Issued as volume No.15 in The Landmark Library, the series being listed on the front flap of the wrapper to No.16. This edition includes an additional Preface, here first published.

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LESSING (Doris). The Grass is singing. Michael Joseph, 1950. Sm.double cr.16mo; pp.256; teak brown cloth ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device on spine in mustard yellow. Slight fading of cloth; end-papers a trifle marked and scuffed; otherwise a nice copy in dust-wrapper with several small chips, somewhat scuffed on front turnover.

The author's first novel.

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LESSING (Doris). Martha Quest. Michael Joseph, 1952. Double post 16mo; yellow-green cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Gilt oxydised; spine and edges of back cover slightly faded; one small corner creased; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's third book.

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LESSING (Doris). Retreat to Innocence. Michael Joseph, 1956. Double cr.16mo; final blank; black cloth, blocked with publisher's device, ruled, and lettered, white on spine. Virtually fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper. An uncommon title.



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LESSING (Doris). The habit of loving. MacGibbon & Kee, 1957. Sm.double cr.16mo; final blank; pp.278+[ii]; charcoal cloth textured boards lettered gilt down spine. Very nice copy in slightly marked and frayed dust-wrapper.



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LESSING (Doris). Going home. Drawings by Paul Hogarth. Michael Joseph, 1957. Double demy 16mo; final blank; blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy in chipped dust-wrapper.



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LESSING (Doris). The summer Before The dark. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square London, 1973. Extra cr.8vo; final blank; pp.[241]+[iii]; grey cloth-textured boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. grey; pale lemon end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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LEVI (Peter, S.J.). Beaumont (1861-1961). Andre Deutsch, 1961. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; five double sided plates; yellow-green cloth blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

The official centenary history of Beaumont College, written by an old boy.

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LEWIS (Cecil). The trumpet Is mine. With a frontispiece. Peter Davies, 1938. Lge.cr.8vo; frontispiece after a photograph; light grey cloth over very thin boards, lettered black on spine. Small, light, stain on back cove; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and chipped dust-wrapper.

A book about Tahiti by the author of ‘Sagittarius Rising'.

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LEWIS (C. Day). A Hope for Poetry. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1934. Med.8vo; final blank; six line Corrigenda slip tipped in before Foreword; fawn ‘Sundour' cloth, ruled dark brown, and green, on front cover and spine, lettered green on front cover, gilt up spine; fore-edges uncut. A good deal of very light pencil scoring, etc. (see below); in general a nice copy.

Printed at The Shakespeare Head Press. Louis MacNeice's copy, bearing his pencilled ownership inscription, dated ‘Sept. 1934' on the front paste-down. The scoring, correction of literals, question marks, and other symbols pencilled throughout are certainly in his hand. An exceptionally interesting copy, MacNeice himself being among the poets whose work is used for illustration, quoted from, and commented on in the text. MacNeice was to produce his own book on modern poetry some four years later.

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LEWIS (C. Day). Revolution in Writing. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1935. Pink wrappers, cut flush, printed in blue on front wrapper and up spine; issued without end-papers. Wrappers faded; some foxing, chiefly of margins and outside leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

From the library of Olaf Stapledon, and bearing his faint pencilled signature on the front wrapper. Woolmer, 365. 1,500 copies were printed. Issued as No.29 of the series ‘Dat to Day Pamphlets'.

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LEWIS (C. Day). We're Not Going To Do Nothing. (A reply to Mr. Aldous Huxley's Pamphlet, "What Are You Going To Do About It?"). Published by The Left Review, 2 Parton Street, London, W.C.1, November, 1936. One gathering, double post 16mo, wire-stitched into large light pinkish purple wrappers, printed on front and back in navy blue. Staples slightly rusting, otherwise a fine copy.

A good deal scarcer than the pamphlet to which it replies. Published at 6d.

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LEWIS (C. Day). The Poetic image. The Clark Lectures Given at Cambridge in 1946. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, London, 1947. Imp.16mo in half sheets; blank before half-title, blank at end; mottled sea-green cloth, blocked with publisher's initials device, ruled, and lettered gilt up spine. Slight foxing of end-papers; otherwise a very nice copy in chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

The second issue, with the top-edges plain, not coloured.

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LEWIS (C. Day). Enjoying poetry. A Reader's Guide. 1947, Published for The National Book League By the Cambridge University Press. One gathering, demy 8vo, wire stitched into white paper wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in pink and black; half-title not called for; wood-engraving on front wrapper, and one on title-page, by Joan Hassall; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Issued as one of a series: ‘The Reader's Guides'. The first issue, denominated on the front wrapper: Members' Edition.

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LEWIS (C. Day). The grand manner. The University of Nottingham, Byron Foundation Lecture, 1952. Green wrappers printed in black, the front wrapper serving as title-page. Wrappers slightly faded at edges, otherwise a fine copy.



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LEWIS (C. Day, C.B.E., M.A., Sometime Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford). The Poet's way of Knowledge. The Henry Sidgwick Memorial Lecture, 1956. Cambridge, At the University Press, 1957. Sm.cr.8vo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.32; white smooth paper covered boards, printed in green and black. Extremely fine copy in slightly nicked dust-wrapper.



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LEWIS (C.S., Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford). Broadcast talks. Reprinted with some alterations from two series Of Broadcast Talks (Right and Wrong: A Clue to The Meaning of the Universe and What Christians Believe) given in 1941 and 1942. Geoffrey Bles: The Centenary Press, 37 Essex Street, Strand, London, July 1942. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; blank precedes title-page, blank at end, serving as paste-downs; pp.62+[ii]; pale cream fine linen, ruled and lettered scarlet on front cover. Light foxing of covers; otherwise a fine copy in minutely chipped dust-wrapper.

A cheaply produced war-time production.

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LEWIS (C.S.). Hamlet The prince or The poem? By C.S. Lewis. Annual Shakespeare lecture Of the British Academy 1942. From the proceedings of the British Academy volume XXVIII. London: Humphrey Milford, Amen House, E.C., N.D. [1942]. Super roy.8vo format, one gathering, sewn into pale grey wrappers, printed front and back in black; half-title not called for; printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.18+[ii]; issued without end-papers. Pale stain and two or three small rub-holes on blank corner of back wrapper; otherwise a nice copy.

Printed at the Oxford University Press on thick mould-made paper watermarked ‘Antique de luxe'. A scarce title.

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LEWIS (C.S., Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford). Christian behaviour: A further series of Croadcast Talks. Geoffrey Bles: The Centenary Press, 37 Essex Street, Strand, 1943. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.64; orange cloth ruled black on front cover, lettered black on front cover and spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper slightly chipped on back panel.



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LEWIS (C.S.). University of Durham Riddell Memorial Lectures, Fifteenth Series: The abolition of man, Or, Reflections on education with special Reference to the teaching of English In the upper forms of schools. Oxford University Press, London: Humphrey Milford, 1943. Med.8vo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.52; grey-green large wrappers, printed on front and back in black; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers a little chipped at corners; otherwise a nice copy.

The first issue, the front cover reproducing the title-page, except that the words ‘Price 2s. 6d. net' replace the epigraph.

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LEWIS (C.S.). University of Durham Riddell Memorial Lectures, Fifteenth Series: The abolition of man, Or, Reflections on education with special Reference to the teaching of English In the upper forms of schools. Oxford University Press, London: Humphrey Milford, 1943. Med.8vo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.52; tangerine large wrappers, printed on front in black; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers a little chipped at top corner of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

The second issue, the front wrapper being without the Durham University insignia.

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LEWIS (C.S.). Beyond personality. The Christian Idea of God. Geoffrey Bles: The Centenary Press, 52 Doughty Street, London, 1944. Cream cloth lettered blue up spine. Fine copy in slightly used dust-wrapper strengthened on verso.



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LEWIS (C.S.). Miracles: A Preliminary Study. Geoffrey Bles: The Centenary Press, 1947. Deep sea-green cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine. A fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

The front paste-down in this copy bears an unobtrusive inscription dated ‘Xmas 1947'. The probable first issue binding.

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LEWIS (C.S.). Miracles: A Preliminary Study. Geoffrey Bles: The Centenary Press, 1947. Pale dull green cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Slight fading of cloth at edges; otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Almost certainly the second issue binding, this pale dull green cloth being of a cheaper quality than that of the deep sea green variant sometimes seen.

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LEWIS (C.S.). Transposition And other Addresses By C.S. Lewis, Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. Geoffrey Bles, 52 Doughty Street, London, 1949. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.64; white card wrappers printed in crimson, cut flush; issued without end-papers: a very delicately made volume, not calculated to survive well. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper, badly torn along fold of spine, and now preserved in a paper-backed loose clear-plastic chemise.



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LEWIS (C.S.). English literature In the Sixteenth century Excluding drama. The Completion of The Clark Lectures, Trinity College Cambridge, 1944. Demy 8vo; pp.[viii]+696; navy blue buckram, ruled, blocked with publisher's device, and lettered, gilt on spine. Fine copy.

Was ever a course of lectures completed at such a length!

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LEWIS (C.S., Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford.). The Great divorce: A Dream. London, Geoffrey Bles: The Centenary Press, November 1945. Sm.double cr.16mo; two blanks before half-title, three at end, the outermost serving as paste-downs; pp.[iv]+118+[vi]; pale yellow cloth, blocked scarlet and black, lettered black, on spine. Fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.



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LEWIS (C.S.). Reflections on the Psalms. Geoffrey Bles, 1958. Lge.post 8vo; pp.[viii]+151+[i (blank)]; maroon cloth-textured boards lettered yellow on spine; t.e dark grey-green; end-papers pale grey. Virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper with one short closed tear.



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LEWIS (C.S.). Reflections on the Psalms. Geoffrey Bles, 1958. Lge.post 8vo; pp.[viii]+151+[i (blank)]; maroon cloth-textured boards lettered yellow on spine; t.e dark grey-green; end-papers pale grey. Nice copy in nicked dust-wrapper.



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LEWIS (C.S.). An Experiment in Criticism. Cambridge, At The University Press, 1961. Blank before half-title; bright blue cloth ruled and lettered gilt on black panel on spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.

Review copy, with the publisher's review slip (giving the publication date as 13: 10: 61) loosely inserted.

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LEWIS (C.S.). Beyond The bright Blur. Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., New York, 1963. Cr.8vo in half sheets; printed throughout in black and purple; final blank; pp.30+[ii]; quarter purple cloth lettered and blocked with publisher's device gilt down flat spine, grey rough buckram sides, blocked blind on front cover; purplend-papers. Fine copy in original slightly frayed wax paper dust-wrapper.

One of an unspecified limited edition privately printed by the Harcourt, Brace & World for distribution to friends as a Christmas gift. With the publisher's presentation card, printed in red, loosely laid in.

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LEWIS (D.B. Wyndham). At the Sign Of the Blue Moon. Andrew Melrose Ltd., 1924. Title-page printed in red and black; violet buckram ruled and lettered light blue on front cover, green (?gilt) on spine; lower-edges uncut. Covers slightly marked; otherwise a nice copy.



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LEWIS (D.B. Wyndham). King spider. Some Aspects of Louis XI of France And His Companions. William Heinemann Ltd, 1930. Portrait frontispiece, ten plates, and one folding map; final blank; pink buckram blocked and lettered gilt on spine, blocked blind on back cover. Most of front end-paper cut away; otherwise a nice copy.

Hugh Walpole's copy, bearing his Brackenburn bookplate on the front paste-down. In this copy the ‘H' of ‘RASH' in the caption of the plate facing p.120 is in the wrong type-face.

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LEWIS (Helen Prothero). Thraldom. John Long, 13 & 14 Norris Street, Haymarket, 1903. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.351+[i (printer's imprint)]; vertically fine ribbed faint moiré effect scarlet cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. Fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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LEWIS (Sinclair). Elmer Gantry. New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1927. Blue buckram, ruled, panelled, and lettered orange, lettered blue-through-orange on front cover and spine; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Enamel lacking from spine; otherwise a good copy.



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LEWIS (Sinclair). The man who knew Coolidge: Being the soul of Lowell Schmaltz. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, 1928. Light blue buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. blue. Spine dull and rubbed; otherwise nice.

With the publisher's postcard advertisement for ‘Now & Then' and order form for ‘The Stepson' by Martin Armstrong, loosely laid in as issued.

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LEWIS (Sinclair). Bethel Merriday. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, London, 1940. Final blank, serving as paste-down; back free end-paper not called for in this issue; pp382+[ii]; mottled light greyish fawn rough fine weave cloth, lettered on front cover and spine, and blocked on spine, in light blue-green. Fine copy in frayed, rubbed, and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.

Later issue, without true back end-papers, in mottled greyish-fawn cloth, and the spine of the dust-wrapper bearing the remains of a price reduction sticker.

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LEWIS (Sinclair). Cass Timberlane. A Novel of Husbands and Wives. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, London, 1946. Pp. 375+[i (blank)]; pale yellow cloth ruled and blocked green on front cover and spine, lettered black on front cover, blocked black, lettered and ruled yellow-through-black on spine; lower-edges uncut. Good copy.



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LEWIS ([P.] Wyndham). The Wild body. A soldier of humour And other stories. Chatto & Windus, 1927. Quarter red fine linen, marbled boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Near fine.

One of a total edition of eighty-five copies numbered and signed by the author.

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LEWIS ([P.] Wyndham). Paleface: The philosophy of the ‘Melting-pot'. Chatto & Windus, 1929. Lge.post 8vo; quarter white fine buckram, very dark brown buckram sides, spine blocked and lettered black; lower-edges uncut. A nice working copy.



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LEWIS ([P.] Wyndham). Filibusters in Barbary (Record of a visit to the sous). Grayson & Grayson, 1932. Demy 8vo; two blanks at end; light sand coloured cloth, ruled red, blocked, and lettered green on spine and front cover, blocked red on front cover; t.e. green. Covers a little used; in general a nice copy.

Morrow A16a. Scarce, having been withdrawn.

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LEWIS ([P.] Wyndham). The Red Priest. Methuen and Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street, London, W.C.1, 1956. Pp.vi+298; dull light cerise cloth textured boards, panelled black, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; white end-papers. Nice copy.

The second binding, earlier copies having pale yellow end-papers.

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LEWIS ([P.] Wyndham). Snooty Baronet. Illustrations by Wyndham Lewis. Edited by Bernard Lafourcade. Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara [California, U.S.A.], 1984. Med.16mo format, perfect bound; half-title not called for; text-paper frontispiece and title-page printed in black, yellow, and brown; numerous black and white illustrations in text; colophon leaf, followed by biographical note leaf and two blanks at end; pp.313+[i (blank)]+[ii (verso blank)]+[i]+[vii]; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in yellow, black, and brown, the front wrapper bearing a design by Lewis; yellow free end-papers; issued without paste-downs or dust-wrapper. Slight dust-marking of wrappers; otherwise a fine copy.

First illustrated edition. Edited and corrected with reference to the manuscripts, and presenting a variorum text.

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LEWISOHN (Ludwig). The case of Mr. Crump. Edward W. Titus At the sign of the Black Manikin, 4 Rue Delambre, Montparnasse, Paris, 1926. Cr.4to; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; portrait frontispiece after a bust by Roy Sheldon tipped on to verso of half-title, as issued; imprint leaf at end; pp.[xiv]+[436]+[ii]; cream card wrappers printed in black on front and spine; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Faint vertical crease in card of spine, and wrappers a little dusty; otherwise nice.

One of an edition limited to five hundred numbered copies for America, this copy being signed by the author.

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LINDBERGH (Anne Morrow). North to the Orient. Penguin Books Limited, Harmondsworth Middlesex England, 1938. Double sm.post 16mo; illustrations in text; 8pp. publisher's and commercial advertisements at end (last page blank); pp.215+[i (blank)]+[viii]; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in cerise and black. Poor quality paper embrowned and somewhat fragile; otherwise a fine copy in slightly chipped and torn dust-wrapper.

First Penguin edition of a book originally published in October 1935. Penguin 161.

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LINDBERGH (Anne Morrow). War within And without. Diaries And Letters Of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1939 - 1944. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York and London, 1980. Sm.double demy 16mo; blank before half-title, three at end; advertisement leaf follows half-title; 24pp. double-sided plates; pp.[ii]+[xxxii]+471+[vii]; quarter dull blue rough buckram, lettered gilt on sides and down spine, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; blue and white head-bands; fawn end-papers printed on facing surfaces with facsimiles in lilac. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First trade edition, preceded by a limited edition printed privately. The fifth and final volume of the diaries and letters.

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LINDSAY (Jack). Adam of a new World. Ivor Nicholson & Watson, 1936. Final blank; blue wavy grain dotted line ribbed cloth lettered black on spine. Minor faults, but in general effect a nice copy in used dust-wrapper.

Based on the last years of the life of Giordano Bruno.

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LINDSAY (Jack). [Cover title:] Five thousand Years of poetry: A Declamation in Prose and Verse By Jack Lindsay. Left Book Club Theatre Guild, Excel House, Whitcomb Street, London W.C.2, N.D [c.1938]. Sm.demy 4to format, single leaves duplicated with typescript on both sides, wire-stabbed into large orange paper wrappers, with white typeset label printed in black on front wrapper; prelims. not called for pp.27+[i (blank)]; issued without end-papers. Wrappers a little chipped and frayed at large edges, and unobtrusively strengthened with tissue at spine; otherwise a nice copy. Rare.

One of an evidently small number of copies presumably made available at the performance. Published at 6d. In this copy errata at l.10 on p.19 (‘treat' for ‘great') and at ll.12 and 20 on p.26 (‘Not' for ‘Now'; and ‘live' for ‘love') have been corrected in green ink, possibly by the author.

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LINDSAY (Jack) and RICKWORD (Edgell). A handbook of Freedom: A Record Of English Democracy Through Twelve Centuries. Chosen by Jack Lindsay and Edgell (Rickword). Lawrence & Wishart, 1939. Double post 16mo; pp.[xxiv]+408; sky-blue cloth over very thin boards, blocked with publisher's monogram and lettered gilt on spine. Spine and edges of covers faded; otherwise a nice copy.



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LINDSAY (Jack). [Cover title:] Key essays number one: Perspective For poetry. Fore Publications Ltd., 1944. Demy 8vo, 32pp., including wrappers, wire stitched as a single gathering. Corner of back wrapper creased; some light pencil scoring and neat notes; otherwise a nice copy.



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LINDSAY (Jack). The barriers are down: A Tale of the Collapse of a Civilisation. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1945. Sm.double cr.16mo; pp.280; mottled light brown cloth lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in very slightly chipped dust-wrapper strengthened with ghost-tape at head and tail of spine and on one corner.

Novel about the invasion of the Huns, A.D. 451-455.

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LINDSAY (Jack). Men of Forty-eight. Methuen & Co. Ltd. London, 36 Essex Street, Strand, W.C.2, 1948. Extra double cr.16mo; pp.viii+448; lemon yellow cloth lettered scarlet on spine. Very nice copy in frayed dust-wrapper with two small tissued repairs on verso.

Historical novel set in ‘The Year of Revolutions', 1848.

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LINDSAY (Jack). Life Rarely Tells. An autobiographical account ending In the year 1921 and situated Mostly in Brisbane Queensland. The Bodley Head, 1958. Double demy 16mo; five double-sided plates; green boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine.



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LINDSAY (Jack). Thunder Underground: A story of Nero's Rome. Frederick Muller Limited, 1965. Lge.double cr.16mo; final blank; deep pinkish red boards, lettered gilt across and down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper with one short tear repaired with tissue on verso.



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LINKLATER (Eric). Ben Jonson and King James. Biography and Portrait. Jonathan Cape, 1931. Lge.cr.8vo; frontispiece and five plates; red Sundour cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. red, lower-edges rough trimmed. Small nick in fore-margins of two leaves; otherwise a fine copy of an uncommon title.



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LINKLATER (Eric). Juan in America. A Novel. London [and] Toronto, Jonathan Cape; Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, New York, 1931. Blank before half-title, three at end; orange buckram lettered and blocked gilt on black panel on spine, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover; lower-edges rough trimmed. Near fine copy in a late issue dust-wrapper, bearing reviews.



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LINKLATER (Eric). The revolution. The White Owl Press, April 1934. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[80]; pale blue boards, lettered black down spine. Nice copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.



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LINKLATER (Eric). The Cornerstones. A Conversation in Elysium. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1941. Integral advertisement leaf at end; cream boards lettered red down spine and on front cover. Covers with slight light foxing, and darkened a trifle at extreme top-edge of boards; otherwise a fine copy in slightly chipped dust-wrapper.



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LINKLATER (Eric). The art Of adventure. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1947. Final blank; red fine linen lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in chipped dust-wrapper. A scarce title.



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LINKLATER (Eric). The dark of Summer. Jonathan Cape, 1956. Green cloth blocked and lettered silver on spine; t.e. grey. End-papers and half-title foxed; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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LINKLATER (Eric). A sociable plover And other stories and conceits. With five wood engravings by Reynolds Stone. Rupert Hart-Davis, Soho Square London, 1057. Post 8vo; illustrations on text-paper; final blank; pp.222+[ii]; scarlet cloth textured boards, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper with illustration by Reynolds Stone.



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LINKLATER (Eric). Roll of Honour. Rupert Hart-Davis, Soho Square, 1961. Lge.post 8vo; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; pp.[224]; lake boards ruled and lettered gilt, panelled black, on spine; t.e. lake. Fine copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper faded a little on spine.

LITERARY PERIODICALSC

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LIVELY (Penelope). Going Back. E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York, 1975. Short double demy 16mo; mottled light olive green cloth, lettered black down spine; light olive green end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy to D.J. E[nright], with the author's signed presentation inscription on the title-page. ‘First Edition' on copyright page.

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LLEWELLYN (Richard). How Green was my Valley. Michael Joseph Ltd., 1939. Double cr.16mo; final blank; pale rust cloth blocked and lettered silver on spine; yellow end-papers. Brief shorthand inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy.

The first binding: later copies being in blue cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, and with white end-papers. The only one of Llewellyn's books that is at all difficult to find in the first edition.

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LLEWELLYN (Richard). None but the Lonely heart. Michael Joseph Ltd., 26, Bloomsbury St., London, W.C.1, 1943. Med.8vo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; cream buckram, crimson leather spine label lettered in gilt; t.e.g., others uncut. Nice copy.

One of an edition printed on large hand-made paper, limited to 250 signed copies, this copy being unnumbered, but with the laid-on slip bearing Llewellyn's signature. The author's second book.

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LLEWELLYN (Richard). None but the Lonely heart. Michael Joseph Ltd., 26, Bloomsbury St., London, W.C.1, 1943. Double cr.16mo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; pale blue-green cloth blocked and lettered silver on spine. Poor quality wartime paper lightly embrowned in margins; contemporary inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a very nice copy in chipped and very badly frayed dust-wrapper strengthened on verso with clear tape.

The author's second book.

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LLEWELLYN (Richard). A Few Flowers for Shiner. Michael Joseph, 1950. Double cr.16mo; final blank; deep pink cloth blocked with author's monogram silver on front cover, blocked and lettered silver on spine; t.e. red. Very nice copy in slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

The author's third book.

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LLEWELLYN (Richard). A Man in a Mirror. Michael Joseph, 1964. Double cr.16mo; final blank; dull blue boards blocked with publisher's device, and lettered, gilt on spine; pale cream end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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LLEWELLYN (Richard). And I shall sleep . . . Down where The moon Is small. Michael Joseph, 1966. Double cr.16mo; light brownish puce boards, ruled, lettered, and blocked, with publisher's device, gilt, on spine. Fine in slightly rubbed dust-wrapper.

The third volume of the ‘How Green was My Valley' tetralogy.

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LLEWELLYN (Richard). A Hill Of Many Dreams. Michael Joseph, 1974. Double cr.16mo; final blank; dull blue boards lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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LLEWELLYN (Richard). Bride of Israel, My Love. Michael Joseph, 1973. Double cr.16mo; brownish grey boards, lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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