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.

LOCKE (William J.). Ancestor Jorico. London, John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, 1929. Sm.double cr.16mo; blank before half-title; 8pp. integral advertisements at end; brown wrappers, cut flush, printed black on front wrapper. A few leaves slightly foxed, but in general a nice copy.

Advance proof copy.

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LONDON (Jack). A daughter Of the snows. By Jack London, Author of "The Call of the Wild", "The God of his Fathers" etc. London, Isbister and Company, 15 & 16 Tavistock Street Covent Garden, 1904. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; vertically fine ribbed scarlet cloth blocked blind, blocked and lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Very nice copy.

First English edition of a title published in America in 1902. Blanck, 11874 refers. In this copy the title-page is a cancel. Apparently the first issued state. The reason for the cancel title is unclear.

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LONDON (Jack). Tales of the fish Patrol. With illustrations by George Varian. London, William Heinemann, 1906. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and six plates; map on verso of first fly-title; pp.243+[i (blank)]; vertically fine ribbed dark blue cloth, blocked with publisher's initials device blind on back cover, blocked pictorially black, white, and chocolate, ruled black, lettered gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Very nice copy.

First English edition. Printed in America as the third American printing. Blanck, 11887 refers, but gives no details, and had evidently never examined a copy.

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LONDON (Jack). White fang. Methuen & Co., 1907. Blank before half-title; coloured frontispiece by Charles Livingstone Bull, with tissue guard; imprint leaf at end followed by 40pp. inserted publisher's catalogue dated October 1906; vertically ribbed blue grey cloth lettered cream, blocked black and cream on front cover; ruled and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Fine copy.

First English edition. Blanck 11896 refers.

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LONDON (Jack). Martin Eden. London, William Heinemann, 1910. Final blank; pp.[iv]+413+[iii]; vertically streaked light and dark olive green glazed fine rough buckram blocked with publisher's initials device blind on back cover, ruled and blocked blind, letered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Insignificant restoration to cloth at head of spine, and spine very slightly faded; otherwise a very nice crisp copy.

The first English edition, preceded by a small copyright printing in wrappers, dated 1908, and the American edition which appeared some ten and a half months earlier. Blanck 11912 refers, but gives no details. In this copy the following typographical flaws and errata have been noted in every copy seen: risen quads, as follows: p.80, l.4, after ‘mailed'; p.87, penultimate line, after ‘the'; p.90, last line, after ‘thing'; p.97, antepenultimate line, before ‘lips', ‘was', ‘pouring', and ‘forth'; p.98, l.23, before ‘that'; p.172, penultimate line, before ‘here' and ‘in'; p.193, l.12, at start of line; p.199, l.12, before ‘deep'; p.234, penultimate line, after ‘even'; p.258, l.19, at start of line; p.306, ll.16 before ‘little', l.17, before ‘It', l.22, before ‘all' and before ‘But'; p.322, l.5, after ‘it', l.12, after ‘in'; p.338, l.35, at start of line; p.346, l.36, before ‘knees'; p.405, antepenultimate line, before ‘had' and last line before ‘gone'; the following letters are printed too heavily: p.380, l.11, ‘en' of ‘glistened; p.408, ll.3 and 4, ‘a' of ‘that', ‘z' of ‘dozed'; p.409, l.17, ‘hore' of ‘ashore'; and on p.210, l.15, the ‘b' is battered at start of line; p.179, l.26, reads ‘lightly' for ‘light'; p.326, last line, second ‘beasts' reads ‘beas ts'; p.337, l.15, ‘wouldgo' for ‘would go'.

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LONDON (Jack). Burning daylight. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1910. All rights reserved. Half-tone frontispiece and seven plates; 12pp. integral advertisements followed by a blank at end; pp.[viii]+361+[i (blank)]+[12]+[ii]; light sky-blue buckram blocked pictorially blue and buff, lettered white, on front cover, blocked and lettered white on spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. White enamel badly chipped on spine; very slight spotting of top-edges; otherwise a fine copy.

Inscribed on the front free end-paper ‘C.G. Evans, / New York / 15th Oct.1910' - that being apparently the day of publication - and with Evans' engraved book-plate on the front paste-down. Blanck, 11918: but differing from both collations given by Blanck, the first gathering here consisting of eight leaves as in his second printing, whilst the last gathering consists of eight (not ten) leaves as in his first printing, [24]2-3 being here integral and the volume finishing with only one blank leaf rather than three. Blanck only located one copy of his first printing - an authorial presentation copy inscribed by London, also on October 15th, 1910, and regarded by Blanck as probably an advance printing (or final book proof). The present copy would seem to represent an intermediate state between that printing and the book as usually seen, and in view of the inscription must probably be taken to represent the earliest published state. Unrecorded, and evidently rare.

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LONDON (Jack). Adventure. Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1911. Half-title not called for; coloured frontispiece; 8pp. integral advertisements at end; green coarse-linen-grain buckram-surfaced cloth, white enamelled panel on spine outlined with gilt rules, spine lettered gilt. Enamel chipped as usual, one corner bumped, and cloth bubbled; internally a fine copy.

Precedes the American edition. Blanck, 11927, incorrectly describes the binding as ‘paper-covered boards'.

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LONDON (Jack). A son of the sun. Mills & Boon, Limited, 1913. Blank before half-title; 2pp. integral advertisements at end followed by 32pp. publisher's catalogue bearing coding possibly translatable as October 1912; black linen grain cloth lettered light brown on front cover and spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Back end-paper pasted down, otherwise a very nice copy.

First English edition. Blanck 11937 refers.

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LONDON (Jack). John Barleycorn Or Alcoholic memoirs. Mills & Boon, Limited, 49 Rupert Street, 1914. Photogravure portrait frontispiece printed in sepia, with tissue guard; one plate in full colour, by R.A. Ogle; 10pp. integral advertisements at end; very dark green fine-beaded linen grain cloth, ruled blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Back end-papers somewhat scuffed and marked by removal of labels; otherwise very nice.

First English edition. Blanck 11946 refers, but gives no details. The present copy is of the correct first printing, the verso of the title-page bearing the legend ‘Published 1914'. Copies with the words ‘First published in 1914' are reprints dating from a variety of later years. The plate is marked to face p.95, and is here so bound in.

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LONDON (Jack). The valley of The moon. Mills & Boon, Limited, 49 Rupert Street, London, W., 1914. Double globe 16mo; ‘Ex Libris' leaf and blank precede half-title, serving as end-papers; publisher's integral 32pp. Catalogue followed by blank and leaf printed with publisher's monogram and design, at end, the last two leaves serving as end-papers; pp.[x]+530+[32]+[iv]; deep chalk blue fine linen grain cloth, ruled dark blue on front cover, lettered and with short rule dark blue on spine. Poor quality war-time paper lightly embrowned; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce thus.

The first English edition, published at the beginning of January 1914; the American edition appeared some two months earlier. The correct first printing, the verso of the title leaf bearing the legend ‘Published 1914'. Copies with the reading ‘Published in 1914' are reprints. Blanck, 11947, refers, but gives no details.

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LONDON (Jack). The mutiny of the Elsinore. Mills & Boon, Limited, 49 Rupert Street, London, W., 1915. Frontispiece printed in full colour; 4pp. integral advertisements, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end coded ‘14/2649' and including their Summer 1914 announcements; pp.396+[iv]; dull dark green beaded linen-grain cloth, ruled blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges mainly trimmed, lower-edges rough trimmed. Nice copy.

The first English edition, published in January 1915; the American edition appeared about three months earlier. The correct first printing, the verso of the title-page bearing the legend ‘Published 1915'. Blanck, 11956, refers, but gives no details.

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LONDON (Jack). The night-born. Mills & Boon, Limited, 49 Rupert Street, London W, 1916. 24pp. integral advertisements at end (continuing the signatures); pp.[vi]+290+24; dull dark green fine beaded linen-grain cloth, ruled blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges mainly trimmed, lower-edges uncut. A very little scattered light foxing, but a nice copy.

The first English edition; the American edition, which had a more extended title, appeared in 1913. The correct first printing, the verso of the title-page bearing the legend ‘Published 1916'. Blanck, 11942, refers, but gives no details. Short stories. This English printing is in our experience scarce.

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LONDON (Jack). Jerry Of the islands. Mills & Boon, Limited, 49 Rupert Street, London W.1, 1917. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.viii+275+[i (printer's imprint)]+[iv]; light crimson faint vertical rib-effect cloth, lettered black on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed. Slight fading of spine and very slight damp-spotting of back cover; otherwise a fine copy.

Blanck 11973 refers. Published about three months after the American edition. This is the correct English first, bearing the legend ‘Published 1917' on the verso of the title-page. Copies bearing the legend ‘First published in 1917' are reprints, dating from a later year.

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LONDON (Jack). Michael Brother of Jerry. Mills & Boon, Limited, 49 Rupert Street, 1917. Light crimson linen grain cloth, ruled black on front cover and spine, lettered black on spine; lower-edges uncut. Cloth of front cover very slightly dust-marked, but a near-fine copy.

Not noticed by Blanck. Blanck 11974 records that the first American edition was published in November 1917. The present edition may have precedence. This is the correct English first, bearing the legend ‘Published 1917' on the verso of the title-page. Copies bearing the legend ‘First published in 1917' are reprints, dating from a later year.

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LONDON (Jack). The Assassination Bureau, Ltd. Andre Deutsch, 1964. Final blank; black cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in marked dust-wrapper.

Left unfinished by London at his death, and here completed from his notes by Robert L. Fish. The novel is here first published. First English edition. Blanck 11997 records only the American edition.

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LOOS (Anita). "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes": The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady By Anita Loos Intimately Illustrated by Ralph Barton. London, Brentano's Ltd., Publishers, N.D. [1925]. Sm.cr.8vo; integral frontispiece not included in the pagination; other illustrations in text; two blank at end; pp.217+[v]; quarter pale yellow coarse buckram, crimson moiré cloth sides, lettered black on front cover and spine. Cloth of front cover lightly damp-marked; a little very light dusting and foxing passim, but in general a nice copy.

First English edition of a book published in America in the same year. The author's first independent book, and a good deal scarcer in our experience than the sequel. The correct English first edition: reprints notify their status (and date!)

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[LOOS (Anita).]. Blondes prefer Gentlemen: The Ingenuous Diary of an Amateur. Translated into English by "Melita Noose" [i.e., Nora K. Strange]. Stanley Paul & Co., Ltd., 1926. F'cap 8vo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; publisher's advertisement on verso of half-title; pp.123+[i (publisher's advertisements)]+[iv]; cream wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black, the back wrapper bearing publisher's advertisements. Slight spine roll; otherwise a nice copy.

A contemporary satire on Anita Loos's novel ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'. Published at 1/- net, the price appearing on the front wrapper and the spine. In this copy the following typographical faults have been noted (state or issue significance undetermined): p.35, l.9, small ‘1' instead of ‘i' in ‘like'; p.121, l.16, faintly risen quads before and after ‘to'.

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LORIMER (George Horace). Jack Spurlock, Prodigal. With illustrations by F.R. Gruger. London, John Murray, Albemarle Street, W., 1908. Sm.cr.8vo; half-tone frontispiece and seven plates; 6pp. integral advertisements at end (carrying on the signatures); pp.[xii]+333+[i (printer's imprint)]+[6]; streaky blue fine rough buckram, blocked, lettered, and with short rule, black, on front cover, blocked black, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine. Minute ownership rubber stamp of private lending library on front end-paper; otherwise a very nice copy.



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LOUYS (Pierre). Sanguines. Translated by James Cleugh. The Willy-nilly Press, 1932. White buckram lettered red on spine; t.e red, lower-edges uncut. Small pressure dint on front cover; slight marking of end-papers; otherwise a fine copy.



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[CAMPION (Thomas)]. Thomas Campion: Poet, Composer, Physician By Edward Lowbury, Timothy Salter, And Alison Young. 1970, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; pp.viii+195+[i (blank)]; pale grey cloth-textured boards, spine ruled, blocked, and down-lettered gilt. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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LOWBURY (Edward, M.A., D.M., F.R.C. Path., M.R.C.P.). Pandora's Box. Reprinted from Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Volume 53 - December, 1973, Pages 355 - 369. One gathering sm.double roy.16mo; wire-stitched; issued without wrappers. Outer pages slightly stained on margins; in general a nice copy. Scarce.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed inscription, dated 1980, to fellow poet John Heath Stubbs on the upper margin of the title-page. The essay is sub-titled on the drop head: ‘Thoughts on health and ilness in poetic literature'.

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LOWNDES (Mrs. Belloc). Love is a flame. Ernest Benn Limited, February, 1932. Double f'cap 16mo, gathered in twenties; grey wrappers, cut flush, printed in blue and black on front cover and up spine, printed with publisher's advertisements in black on inside- and back- wrappers. Fine copy.

Issued as volume 3 of the series ‘Benn's Ninepenny Novels'.

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LOWNDES (Mrs. Belloc). A passing World. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1948. Blank before half-title; portrait frontispiece and one plate; purple cloth blocked and lettered gilt, panelled navy blue, on spine. Fine copy in slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

The fourth volume of her autobiography, dealing with the period of the First World war. Published posthumously.

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LOWRY (Malcolm). Under the Volcano. Reynal & Hitchcock, New York, 1947. Double lge.post 16mo; leaf bearing motto in spanish follows last leaf of text; grey fine cloth lettered carmine on front cover and spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed. Spine and edges of covers very slightly faded, and back cover very lightly marked; otherwise a nice copy.

Precedes the English edition of the same year.

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LOWRY (Malcolm). Lunar Caustic. Edited by Earle Birney And Margerie Lowry With a Foreword by Conrad Knickerbocker. Jonathan Cape, 1968. F'cap 8vo; series title precedes title page; half-title not called for; final blank; white card wrappers printed in grey; issued without end-papers. Very nice copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition, and first edition in book form. Issued simultaneously with the hard-cover edition. An earlier version was printed in French translation in 1956, whilst this version appeared in a magazine, in France, in 1963.

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LUCAS (E.V.). Fireside and Sunshine. Methuen and Co., 1906. F'cap 8vo; light blue fine rough buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges mainly trimmed, lower-edges uncut. A little light foxing; small corner of front end-paper, half-title, and title leaves showing faint crease; otherwise a fine copy in minutely chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

Essays. An uncommon volume, scarce in the dust-wrapper.

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LUCAS (E.V.). Cloud and silver. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1916. F'cap 8vo; author's note leaf followed by blank at end; deep salmon red fine linen grain cloth over very thin boards, ruled blind on front cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., lower-edges uncut. Brilliantly fine copy in slightly frayed dust wrapper. An uncommon title, scarce in this state.

War essays.

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LUCAS (E.V.). The Phantom journal And other essays and diversions. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1919. F'cap 8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard and five other plates; 8pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end; green linen grain cloth ruled blind on front cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; lower edges uncut. Tissues browned; review of the book, by Edmund Gosse, pinned to advertisement leaf; otherwise a fine copy.



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LUCAS (E.V.). The barber's clock: A conversation piece. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1931. Blank before half-title; sepia-tone photogravure frontispiece, with tissue guard; quarter oatmeal buckram, blue grey boards, cream labels printed in cerise and black on spine and front cover; grey end-papers; lower-edges uncut. Neat inscription on front blank; front free end-paper a little creased; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

A handsome book.

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LUCIE-SMITH (Edward). The burnt child: An autobiography. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1975. Double lge.post 16mo; final blank; dark brown boards lettered gilt across and down spine. Fine copy in nicked dust-wrapper strengthened internally with ghost tape.



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LYALL (Edna, [i.e. Ada Ellen Bayly].). In Spite of All: a novel. London, Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1901. Advertisement leaf before half-title; two leaves integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+388+[iv]; rich brown sand-grain cloth, ruled blind on back cover, black on front cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated blackish-brown. Slight cracking of front end-papers, and two or three fox-spots on edges, but a nice copy of a scarce late title.

The author's penultimate novel. Sadleir, 1460; not in the extensive Wolff collection of this author's works.

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LYKIARD (Alexis). The Summer Ghosts. A novel. Anthony Blond, 1964. Turquoise boards blocked and lettered gilt down spine; white end-papers printed pictorially in black. Small erasure from top corner of half-title, leaving thinning; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and very slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

The author's first novel, written whilst he was at Cambridge.

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MACAULAY (R[ose]). Abbots Verney: A novel By R. Macaulay. London, John Murray, Albemarle Street, W., 1906. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.viii+391+[i (blank)]; mottled leaf-green fine rough buckram, blocked bright green, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine. Near-fine copy.

From the library of Dennis Wheatley, with his pictorial bookplate designed by Frank C. Papé on the front paste-down. Listed as item 1230 in Blackwell's 1978 Catalogue of Books from Wheatley's Library, but without the holograph postcard present then. Rose Macaulay's very scarce first book.

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MACAULAY (Rose). The lee shore. Hodder and Stoughton, N.D. [1912]. Final blank; light grey glazed cloth, ruled, and blocked khaki on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed; lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper. Rare thus.

This novel won first prize in the publisher's £1000 novel competition in 1912.

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MACAULAY (Rose). The Making of a bigot. Hodder and Stoughton, N.D. [1914]. Final blank; turquoise cloth ruled and blocked blind, lettered black, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Slight photochemical brightening of spine; prelims. foxed; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce title.



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MACAULAY (Rose). Potterism: A tragi-farcical tract. W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1920. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; mottled deep pink linen lettered blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Gilt oxydised on spine; cloth a little bubbled; otherwise a very nice copy.



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MACAULAY (Rose). Dangerous Ages. W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1921. 8pp. integral advertisements at end; grey-green rough effect buckram, ruled and lettered dark blue on front cover, blocked and lettered dark blue on spine. Slight wear to head and tail of spine, and spine a trifle darkened; otherwise a nice copy.



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MACAULAY (Rose). Orphan island. W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1924. 6pp. integral advertisements at end; diagonally fine ribbed dark blue cloth, ruled and lettered scarlet on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered scarlet on spine. Spine faded, sides slightly so; otherwise a fine copy.

Signed by the author on the half-title page.

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MACAULAY (Rose). A casual commentary. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1925. Double f'cap 16mo; 8pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end dated ‘925'; deep powder blue linen grain cloth ruled blind on front cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. blue. Nice copy.



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MACAULAY (Rose). Crewe Train. London: 48 Pall Mall, W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Sydney Auckland, 1926. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.viii+307+[i (printer's imprint)]+[iv]; diagonally fine-ribbed dark blue cloth, ruled and lettered scarlet on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered scarlet on spine. Very slight dulling of spine; first and last leaves and edges foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.



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MACAULAY (Rose). Catchwords And claptrap. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London, W.C.1, 1926. Sm.f'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[45]+[i (blank)]+[ii]; pale green boards printed in black on sides and up spine. Spine and fore-edges of boards faded and spine minutely chipped at head and tail; an unusually nice copy, nonetheless, of a book that tends not to survive well.

Woolmer 101. Issued as No.4 of ‘The Hogarth Essays, Second Series'. This copy was purchased from the publisher's file, but bears no signs of ownership.

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MACAULAY (Rose). Keeping up Appearances. 48 Pall Mall, W. Collins Sons & Co Ltd, 1928. 8pp. integral advertisements at end; crimson cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Very light damp spotting of covers; otherwise a near-fine copy in very slightly frayed and slightly darkened dust-wrapper.



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MACAULAY (Rose). Staying With relations. W. Collins Sons & Co Ltd, 1930. Smooth green linen lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Scarce in dust-wrapper.

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MACAULAY (Rose). Staying With relations. W. Collins Sons & Co Ltd, 1930. Pale green cloth lettered gilt on spine. Spine faded, gilt dull, and cloth torn at head and tailbands; otherwise a fine copy.



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MACAULAY (Rose). Some religious Elements in English Literature. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1931. Orange cloth, blocked with publisher's device red on front cover, lettered red on front cover and spine. A crisp and near-fine copy.

Issued as No.14 in the Hogarth Lectures on Literature Series, under the editorship of George Rylands and Leonard Woolf. Woolmer 265.

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MACAULAY (Rose). They were defeated. Collins, 1932. Lge.post 8vo; final blank; light blue linen blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Very nice copy in slightly chipped dust-wrapper. Scarce thus.



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MACAULAY (Rose). The Minor Pleasures Of life. Selected and Arranged By Rose Macaulay. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1934. Double cr.16mo; pp.752; pale green cloth over very thin, flexible, boards, dark green leatherette spine label blocked and lettered gilt; green silk marker. Fine copy in very slightly marked and frayed dust-wrapper darkened a little on spine.

The success of this volume provoked the publication of ‘Personal Pleasures' as a companion volume the next year.

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MACAULAY (Rose). Personal pleasures. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1935. Imprint leaf at end; deep pink cloth over very thin, flexible, boards, cerise leatherette spine label blocked and lettered gilt; pink silk marker. Nice copy in frayed, rubbed, and marked dust-wrapper.

Altogether an oddly designed book: Gollancz trying to be pretty!

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MACAULAY (Rose). I would be private: A Novel. Collins, Forty-eight Pall Mall, 1937. Blue rough linen, lettered silver on spine; lower-edges uncut. Very nice copy in frayed and slightly creased dust-wrapper with several small chips on top and lower edges at the folds.



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MACAULAY (Rose). The writings of E.M. Forster. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London, W.C.1, 1938. Pp.304; light blue cloth, lettered black on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper darkened on spine.

Woolmer, 434: one of 1,185 copies.

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MACAULAY (Rose). And no man's wit. Collin's, 48 Pall Mall London, 1940. Imp.16mo in half sheets; pp.384; blue cloth, lettered silver on spine; lower-edges uncut. Slight marking of covers, but a nice copy.



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MACAULAY (Rose). The World My Wilderness. Collins, 1950. Final blank; red cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Near-fine copy in snagged dust-wrapper.



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MACAULAY (Rose). The Towers of Trebizond. Collins, St James's Place, London, 1956. Pp.[288]; black cloth-textured boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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MACAULAY (Rose). Letters To a friend From Rose Macaulay 1950-1952. Edited by Constance Babington Smith. Collins, 1961. Lge.post 8vo; portrait frontispiece and one plate; final blank; mottled red cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper with one closed tear.



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MACAULAY (Rose). Last letters To a friend From Rose Macaulay 1952-1958. Edited by Constance Babington Smith. Collins, 1962. Lge.post 8vo; portrait frontispiece and three plates; mottled red cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.



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MACAULAY (Rose). Letters To a sister From Rose Macaulay Edited by Constance Babington Smith. Collins, St James's Place, 1964. Demy 8vo; four plates; light green and white fine mixed weave cloth ruled and lettered copper on spine. Virtually fine copy in foxed dust-wrapper.

Includes a bibliographical check-list of Rose Macaulay's writings.

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MacBETH (George). Dizzy's Woman. Jonathan Cape, Thirty-two Bedford Square, 1986. Double demy 16mo; two blanks at end; dull brown boards, blocked with publisher's initial device and lettered down spine, gilt. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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McCABE (Eugene). Heritage And other stories. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1978. Double cr.16mo; blank before half-title; blank at end; blue boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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MacCARTHY (Desmond). Portraits I. Putnam, November, 1931. Limitation leaf precedes half-title; imprint leaf at end; pale blue-green coarse buckram, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Cloth of spine very slightly faded; otherwise a fine unopened copy.

One of 150 numbered copies printed at the Chiswick Press on cream wove parchment, this copy being signed by the author. Complete with the advertisement for ‘More Lay Thoughts of A Dean' by Dean Inge loosely laid in as issued.

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MacCARTHY (Desmond). [Cover title:] William Somerset Maugham ‘The English Maupassant'. An appreciation by Desmond MacCarthy With a bibliography. William Heinemann Ltd, 99, Great Russell Street, W.C.1, 1934. 24pp., post 8vo format, wire-stitched into yellow wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in green; portrait frontispiece and other illustrations on text-paper; issued without half-title and title leaves or endpapers. Very nice copy.



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MacCARTHY (Desmond). Experience. Putnam, February, 1935. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[xx]+311+[i (blank)]; teak brown fine linen ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Light foxing passim; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed and scuffed dust-wrapper.

The third volume of MacCarthy's collected essays, following ‘Portraits' (1931), and ‘Criticism' (1932).

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MacCARTHY (Desmond). Shaw. Macgibbon & Kee, 1951. Demy 8vo; brown buckram, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. brown. Some dulling of gilt on spine; otherwise a fine copy in very slightly nicked dust-wrapper.

Collected criticisms from 1904 onwards. In this copy the dust-wrapper is of the first issue, with the misprint ‘21' in the blurb on the inside front flap corrected to ‘27' by hand.

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McCARTHY (Justin Huntly). The Lady of Loyalty House. Methuen & Co., 1904. Imprint leaf at end followed by publisher's inserted 40pp. catalogue dated September 1904; vertically-ribbed scarlet cloth lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on spine and front cover; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Near fine copy.



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McCARTHY (Mary). On The Contrary. Heinemann, 1962. Double cr.16mo; blank before half-title; orange boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.

Subtitled on the dust-wrapper: "Articles of Belief, 1946-1961".

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McCARTHY (Mary). The Group. A novel. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 20 New Bond Street, 1963. Double.cr.16mo; very dark brown boards, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Edges of covers just a trifle bruised; one leaf with two short tears in fore-margin, not approaching text; otherwise a nice copy in chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.



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McCARTHY (Mary). Winter Visitors. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., New York, 1970. Narrow cr.8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[vi]+57+[i (blank)]; quarter white rough cloth, blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt down spine, drab boards, front board printed pictorially cream; light brown end-papers. Slight dulling of gilt; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an undisclosed limited edition issued privately as a New Year's greeting to friends of the author and the publisher.

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McCULLERS (Carson). The Member Of the wedding. The Cresset Press, 1946. Rich brown cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Gilt a trifle dull; otherwise a nice copy.



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McCUTCHEON (George Barr). Brewster's Millions. London, Collier and Co., 2 Tudor Street, E.C., 1907. Full colour frontispiece with tissue guard; pp.319+[i (blank)]; light and dark grey-green horizontally streaked fancy net-grain cloth blocked blind and with full-colour onlay on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. Very slight fading of spine and slight marking of covers; one or two fox-spots and small marks; nonetheless in general a nice copy.



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McCUTCHEON (George Barr). Mary Midthorne. By George Barr McCutcheon Author of "Graustark," "Truxton King," etc. Illustrations by Martin Justice. London, Everett & Co. Ltd., 42, Essex Street, Strand [sic] W.C., September, 1911. Double cr.16mo; half-title not called for; full-colour lithographic frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates; pp.[vi]+439+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted catalogue, 12pp., at end; cerise fine-beaded linen-grain cloth ruled blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, white on front cover, with large blind-ruled box enclosing coloured lithographic onlay on front cover. One leaf with small tear to inner margin due to an original binding fault; otherwise a fine copy.

First edition, English issue: bound up from American sheets. The cover design is an additional illustration.

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MACDIARMID (Hugh, i.e. Christopher Murray Grieve). Albyn Or Scotland and the future by C.M. Grieve. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., 1927. Pott 8vo; 20pp. advertisements on text paper at end; very dark brown boards, cream labels printed in black on spine and front cover. Edges of spine rubbed; prelims. and last few advertisement leaves lightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as a volume in the To-day and Tomorrow series.

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[MACDIARMID (Hugh, i.e. Christopher Murray Grieve).]. The Politics and poetry Of Hugh MacDiarmid By Arthur Leslie. Reprinted from The National Weekly. Caledonian Press, 793 Argyle Street, Glasgow, N.D. [1952]. 16mo; green wrappers printed on the front wrapper in red; uncut edges; wire-stitched. Fine unopened copy. Rare.

‘Arthur Leslie' is almost certainly MacDiarmid himself. V. Edinburgh Bibliography, p.36.

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MACDIARMID (Hugh). The ugly Birds without wings. Allan Donaldson, 50 Morningside Park, Edinburgh, 1962. White glazed wrappers printed in black. Fine copy.

Signed by the author on the half-title page.

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[MacDIARMID (Hugh).]. John Knox [Essays by] Hugh MacDiarmid, Campbell Maclean, Anthony Ross. The Ramsay Head Press, Edinburgh, 1976. Double cr.16mo; light blue boards, lettered silver up spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Issued as the first volume in the series ‘New Assessments'.

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MacDONALD (Greville, M.D.). The Sanity of William Blake. With six illustrations of Blake's drawings. A.C. Fifield, 44 Fleet Street, E.C., 1908. F'cap 8vo; half-tone frontispiece, and three plates (one showing three drawings); 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.59+[i (blank)]+[iv]; grey boards lettered black on front cover and down spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Some scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy in torn, slightly chipped, and internally reinforced, dust-wrapper. A scarce title, especially in the dust-wrapper.

"The substance of a lecture given before the Ruskin Union, November, 1907, . . . illustrated and amplified." There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.20, 28, and 49, and are here so tipped in.

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MacDONALD (Greville, M.D.). How Jonas found His enemy: A romance of the South Downs. Constable and Company Ltd., 1916. Final blank; pp.[viii]+374+[ii]; bookmark advertisement for ‘The All-in Policy' loosely laid in as issued; mottled light and dark dull blue linen patterned buckram, ruled and blocked black on front cover, lettered black on spine. Extremely fine copy. Scarce.



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MACFALL (Haldane). The Splendid Wayfaring. Decorated by Loval Fraser, Gaudier-Brzeska, the Author And Gordon Craig. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1913. Lge.f'cap 4to; blank before half-title; frontispiece by Gordon Craig printed in dark brown, with tissue guard; wood-engraved vignette title-page, and numerous decorations and illustrations on text-paper; three blanks at end; moire Mercerised red cloth, elaborately blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover, blocked gilt on back cover; t.e.g.; end-papers printed in pink. Some foxing, more or less confined to edges, blanks, and margins of early leaves; front end-papers slightly scuffed; otherwise virtually a fine copy.

The rather delicate cloth used for the striking binding of the present volume tends not to survive well, but is here in unusually crisp, bright state. Macfall was the first ‘Englishman publicly interested in Art' to whom Gaudier-Brzeska showed his work, and he in turn was responsible for introducing him to Lovat Fraser. Gaudier-Brzeska's comments on Macfall in letters were characteristically uncomplimentary: "he has an atrocious mouth, a cow-like head . . . and a moustache brushed up a la Guillaume d'Allemagne. He seemed extremely alive, talked a great deal, gesticulated, and was very much taken up with himself. All the same, he's not a bad chap, and I'm very glad to have met him." "Macfall has produced a hideous article - ‘The Splendid Wayfaring', which you will find in the Art Chronicle. He asked me for drawings to adorn it, and I gave him about sixty. The stupid editors made a fuss because my monkey had only three legs. Macfall had to go to them three or four times in order to convince them, but I believe all the same he himself wished I would put in a fourth." - V. Savage Messiah, pp.115-116, 122, 161.

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MACFALL (Haldane). The Splendid Wayfaring. Decorated by Loval Fraser, Gaudier-Brzeska, the Author And Gordon Craig. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1913. Lge.f'cap 4to; blank before half-title; frontispiece by Gordon Craig printed in dark brown, with tissue guard; wood-engraved vignette title-page, and numerous decorations and illustrations on text-paper; three blanks at end; moire Mercerised red cloth, elaborately blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover, blocked gilt on back cover; t.e.g., fore-edges rough trimmed. Virtually a fine copy.

A binding variant, with the fore-edges rough trimmed, and with white end-papers: probably secondary. The rather delicate cloth used for the striking binding of the volume tends not to survive well, but is here in unusually crisp, bright state. Macfall was the first ‘Englishman publicly interested in Art' to whom Gaudier-Brzeska showed his work, and he in turn was responsible for introducing him to Lovat Fraser. Gaudier-Brzeska's comments on Macfall in letters were characteristically uncomplimentary: "he has an atrocious mouth, a cow-like head . . . and a moustache brushed up a la Guillaume d'Allemagne. He seemed extremely alive, talked a great deal, gesticulated, and was very much taken up with himself. All the same, he's not a bad chap, and I'm very glad to have met him." "Macfall has produced a hideous article - ‘The Splendid Wayfaring', which you will find in the Art Chronicle. He asked me for drawings to adorn it, and I gave him about sixty. The stupid editors made a fuss because my monkey had only three legs. Macfall had to go to them three or four times in order to convince them, but I believe all the same he himself wished I would put in a fourth." - V. Savage Messiah, pp.115-116, 122, 161.

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McFEE (William). Family trouble. Faber and Faber Ltd, 1949. Sand cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine. A fine copy in a very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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MACGILL (Patrick). Children of The dead end: The autobiography Of a navvy. Herbert Jenkins Limited, Arundel Place Haymarket, London S.W., 1914. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue; pp.[xii]+305+[i (blank)]+[ii]; rose red horizontally banded fine-linen grain cloth, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, ruled and lettered black, pictorially blocked black and white, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Light foxing of end-papers, but virtually a fine copy.

Faction.

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MACGILL (Patrick). The Rat-pit. Herbert Jenkins Limited, Arundel Place Haymarket, London S.W., 1915. Final leaf publisher's advertisements; pp.viii+308+[ii]; iren-grey vertical broad-rib-effect fine-linen-grain cloth, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, ruled and lettered white on front cover and spine, blocked white on spine. Very slight flaking to white enamel on rule at head of spine; very slight foxing of edges and end-papers; nonetheless, a virtually fine copy. Scarce, especially thus.

The author's second ‘faction', appearing a year after ‘Children of the Dead End'. ‘The Rat-pit' of the title was a lodging-house for women in Glasgow.

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MAC GRATH (Harold). The grey Cloak. The illustrations by Thomas Mitchell Peirce. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1904. Half-title not called for; frontispiece printed in colours, with tissue guard, and five plates in black and white; light-and-dark blue-green flecked buckram, blocked blind and gilt, lettered gilt on front cover and spine, front cover with recessed paper onlay printed in colours. Small restoration to cloth at head of back joint; onlay slightly rubbed; one or two minor faults internally, but in general a nice copy.

Historical novel. Printed in America.

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[MACHEN (Arthur).]. Arthur Machen: A bibliography By Henry Danielson With notes, biographical and critical, by Arthur Machen And an introduction by Henry Savage. Henry Danielson, 64 Charing Cross Road, W.C.2, 1923. Photogravure portrait frontispiece from a photograph, printed in sepia; quarter blue cloth lettered gilt up spine, linen-textured blue boards, the front board lettered gilt. Fine.

Presentation copy from the author, with his signed holograph inscription, dated ‘July 25. 1923.' on front end-paper. Goldstone & Sweetser 75a, erroneously stating that the volume is in cloth, and failing to notice the portrait.

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MACHEN (Arthur). The London adventure Or the art of wandering. Martin Secker, 1924. Imp.16mo, gathered in half sheets; integral advertisement leaf at end; red buckram, lettered and blocked gilt on spine; t.e. red, others uncut. Spine slightly faded; otherwise a fine, unopened, copy.

Goldstone & Sweetser, 27b. The first trade edition, preceded by a signed edition limited to 200 copies.

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MACHEN (Arthur). The Canning Wonder. Chatto & Windus, 1925. Portrait frontispiece, and seven plates; imprint leaf at end; salmon red cloth lettered and blocked gilt on spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. A near fine copy.



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MACHEN (Arthur). Notes and Queries. Spurr & Swift, 123 Pall Mall, 1926. Imp.16mo, gathered in half sheets; blank and limitation leaf precede half-title; title-page printed in green and black; olive green coarse buckram, cream paper spine label printed in yellow green; t.e.g., others uncut; green and white headband.; spare label tipped in at end. Spine and adjacent edges of covers faded; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to a total of 265 copies numbered and signed by Machen. Goldstone & Sweetser, 35a.

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MACHEN (Arthur). [Cover title:] Parish of Amersham. S.G. Mason, Printer, Woodside Lane, Amersham Common, N.D. [February, 1930]. 16mo, 8pp., including wrappers, wire stitched. Fine copy.

Signed on the front wrapper by Machen and Fytton Armstrong (otherwise John Gawsworth). Goldstone & Sweetser 38.

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MACHEN (Arthur). Remarks upon hermodactylus By Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope Now for the first time done into English prose from the original French by Arthur Machen with A footnote by John Gawsworth. l933, Privately Printed, Thirty-three Great James Street. F'cap 4to, 12pp., sewn as a single gathering; half-title not called for; blank before title-page, two blanks at end; portrait on title- page; grey wrappers printed black on front wrapper. Blanks foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

One of a total edition of only forty numbered copies "printed in July 1933 for strictly private circulation by W. Graves", this copy being signed by Machen and initialled by Gawsworth. Goldstone & Sweetser, 60a, recording the edition as unsigned.

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MACHEN (Arthur). Remarks upon hermodactylus By Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope Now for the first time done into English prose from the original French by Arthur Machen with A footnote by John Gawsworth. l933, Privately Printed, Thirty-three Great James Street. F'cap 4to, 12pp., sewn as a single gathering; half-title not called for; blank before title-page, two blanks at end; portrait on title- page; grey wrappers printed black on front wrapper. Light dusting of wrappers; small rubbed patch on inner margin of front blank where price has been removed; otherwise a fine copy.

One of a total edition of only forty numbered copies "printed in July 1933 for strictly private circulation by W. Graves". Goldstone & Sweetser, 60a.

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[MACHEN (Arthur).]. The memoirs of Jacques CasaNova De Seingalt 1725 - 1798 Now fully annotated for the first time In English. The Memoirs and Notes Translated by Arthur Machen & Introduced by Havelock Ellis. The whole in 8 volumes. Edinburgh: printed by R. & R. Clark for The Members of the Limited Editions Club, 1940. Double demy 8vo; half-titles not called for; single inset titles printed in reddish-brown; three blanks precede title-page in volumes one, two and three, two in other volumes; one blank at end in volumes two and six, two in volumes three, four, five, seven, and eight; limitation on verso of last leaf of text in volume eight; pp.[6]+[lxx]+[369]+[i (blank)]; [6]+[vi]+[381]+[iii]; [6]+[391]+[v]; [4]+iv+[383]+[v]; [4]+[iv]+[351]+[v]; [4]+iv+[341]+[iii]; [4]+iv+[359]+[v]; [4]+iv+[383]+[i]+[4]; quarter reddish-brown buckram, mock parchment paper-covered sides printed with an over-all design in reddish-brown, spine lettered gilt within gilt-ruled box; reddish brown and yellow head- and tail- bands. Some foxing of end-papers and edges; small piece chipped from blank fore-margin of one leaf; slight silverfish damage to paper covering of one board at back lower corner, and two others a little rubbed; in general, however, a nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 1,500 numbered copies made for the members of The Limited Editions Club of New York, under the supervision of Francis Meynell (whose influence is very evident in the design, both of the text and binding). Goldstone & Sweetser, 58o: Machen revised the text of his translation for this edition as well as adding the Notes, whilst the Translator's Preface, occupying pp.iii-xxv of Volume 1, and dated ‘Amersham / September, 1938' is here first printed. Apparently the only printing of this text (not to mention the Notes and Preface) giving us Machen's final thoughts.

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MacINNES (Colin). Absolute Beginners. London: Macgibbon & Kee, 1959. Sm.double cr.16mo; pp.223+[i (blank)]; brownish-red cloth-textured boards, lettered gilt down spine. Very nice copy in dust-wrapper.

The author's fourth novel, and in our experience a difficult title.

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MacINNES (Colin). England, Half English. London, Macgibbon & Kee, 1961. Sm.demy 8vo; pp.208; two-tone (warp and weft effect) red cloth textured boards down-lettered and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly damp-stained and dusty dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy with the author's ‘most affectionate' holograph inscription signed ‘Colin' and dated ‘August 61' on the title-page, and his printed Compliments slip bearing the publisher's address (29, Great Portland Street) loosely laid in. Almost certainly an advance copy.

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MacINNES (Colin). England, Half English. London, Macgibbon & Kee, 1961. Sm.demy 8vo; pp.208; two-tone (warp and weft effect) red cloth textured boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in slightly dusty dust-wrapper.



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MACINNES (Colin). Sweet Saturday Night. Macgibbon & Kee, 1967. Narrow double med.16mo; pp.160; black and cream mixed-weave effect boards, ruled, blocked, and down-lettered gilt on dark red panel on spine. Fine copy in very lightly embrowned dust-wrapper.

A scarce title. Sub-titled on the dust-wrapper: ‘Pop Song 1840 - 1920' it is more accurately a study of the English music-hall.

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MacINNES (Colin). Westward to Laughter. Macgibbon & Kee, 1969. Double cr.16mo; final blank; dull blue boards ruled and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The second issue, in pictorial dust-wrapper with a white ground, the inside front flap bearing reviews.

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MacINNES (Colin). Westward to Laughter. Macgibbon & Kee, 1969. Double cr.16mo; final blank; dull blue boards ruled and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The first issue in non-pictorial dust wrapper with a yellow ground, the inside front flap not bearing reviews.

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MacINNES (Colin). Three Years to Play. Macgibbon & Kee, 1970. Wide Imp.16mo format, perfect bound; printed on one side of the paper only; pp.[730 (paged as 365)]; orange thick paper wrappers, cut flush, lettered black on front wrapper; made up without end-papers. Title, author, and publisher written on spine in faded red ink; spine slightly faded; slight marginal fraying of prelims.; most early leaves lightly embrowned (v. note); otherwise a fine copy.

Uncorrected Proof copy on proofing paper, and apparently also the first page proofs. Pp.[3-6] and 104 to the end are printed on a paper stock of better quality than the rest, with no tendency to embrown.

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MacINNES (Colin). Three Years to Play. Macgibbon & Kee, 1970. Double cr.16mo; final blank; deep lavender boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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MacINNES (Colin). Out Of the Garden. A Novel. Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, London, 1974. Extra cr.8vo format, perfect-bound; pp.[255]+[i (blank)]; glazed black fine linen textured boards lettered silver down and on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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McKENNA (Stephen). While I remember. Thornton Butterworth, Ltd., 15 Bedford Street, London, W.C.2, 1921. Blank before half-title, final blank; navy blue buckram ruled and lettered blind on front cover, ruled blind on spine, paper spine label printed in black and red; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Nice copy.



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McKENNA (Stephen). The Unburied dead. Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 15 Bedford Street, 1928. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; bright blue linen grain cloth, ruled and blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on sides, ruled blind on spine, lettered blind on front cover, gilt on spine. Fine copy.



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