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.

MACKENZIE (Compton). The passionate Elopement. Martin Secker, 1911. Peacock blue cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. blue, fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Near fine copy of a rare book.

Thomas, A3. Mackenzie's first novel, and, appearing on 17th January, 1911, one of the first books published by Martin Secker. The correct first impression, with the incorrect reading ‘fifteen' instead of ‘thirteen' in the first line of chapter one.

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MACKENZIE (Compton). Sinister Street. The second volume. London: Martin Secker, Number five John Street Adelphi, 1914. 4pp. author's Epilogical Letter, followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. Catalogue at end; pp.[viii]+[497]-1132+iv; light scarlet buckram, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Slight fading of covers; barely visible wear to cloth at corners of spine, and gilt of spine oxydised; otherwise a nice copy.

Thomas, A6, recording the Catalogue as though it be integral: it not only forms a separate gathering but is on a slightly different paper stock. The first volume was published separately more than a year earlier.

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MACKENZIE (Compton). Poor relations. Martin Secker, Number five John Street Adelphi, 1919. Sm.cr.8vo; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.314+[vi]; sky-blue fine linen grain cloth, blocked, ruled, and lettered black on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges mainly trimmed. Light foxing; otherwise a virtually fine copy in frayed/minutely chipped dust-wrapper faded on the spine.

Thomas, A10

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MACKENZIE (Compton). Rich relatives. Martin Secker, 1921. Lge.16mo; blank before half-title; 18pp. integral advertisements at end; deep pink linen grain cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. A fine unopened copy in chipped, frayed, and marked pictorial dust-wrapper.

Thomas, A12, does not record this Martin Secker edition, but lists instead an apparently undated Hutchinson edition, which was presumably in fact a later reprint.

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MACKENZIE (Compton). The altar steps. Cassell and Company, Limited, 1922. Blank before half-title; blank at end; blue rough buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered dark blue on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. Single wormhole affecting back end-papers and final blank; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Bookmark advertisement for ‘The Northern Assurance Company Ltd.' loosely laid in as issued. Thomas, A13, erroneously recording the dark blue ruling, blocking, and lettering as black. The first volume of the ‘Mark Lidderdale' trilogy.

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MACKENZIE (Compton). The altar steps. Cassell and Company, Limited, 1922. Blank before half-title; blank at end; blue rough buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered dark blue on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. Edges, early and late leaves foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Thomas, A13, erroneously recording the dark blue ruling, blocking, and lettering as black. The first volume of the ‘Mark Lidderdale' trilogy.

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MACKENZIE (Compton). The Heavenly ladder. Cassell & Company, Ltd, 1924. Final blank; orange rough effect fine buckram, ruled black on front cover, lettered black on front cover and spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Fine copy in dust-wrapper darkened and marked a little on spine.

Thomas, A16. The third volume of the ‘Mark Lidderdale' trilogy.

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MACKENZIE (Compton). The Old Men of the Sea. Cassell and Company, Ltd, London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne, 1924. Pale greyish green rough fine buckram, ruled and lettered dark blue on front cover, lettered dark blue on spine; lower-edges uncut. Slight foxing of edges; otherwise fine in pictorial dust-wrapper with three minute chips.

Thomas, A18, recording the cloth colour as ‘light grey', which it has not been in any copy we have seen; and the ruling and lettering as ‘black', which it is in some copies.

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MACKENZIE (Compton). Fairy Gold. Cassell and Company, Ltd, London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne, April, 1926. Final blank; pp.[viii]+[470]+[ii]; black fine linen grain cloth, ruled blind on front cover, lettered and blocked and with ruled box, gilt, on spine. Nice copy of a difficult title.

Coded at the end of text ‘F150.326'. In this copy the ‘6' in the page numbers of pp.62 and 63 is defective: state or issue significance, if any, undetermined. Thomas A20, not mentioning the blank, the cloth grain, or the blind ruling on the front cover.

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MACKENZIE (Compton). Extraordinary Women: Theme and Variations. Martin Secker, 1928. Demy 8vo; bright lemon yellow buckram, ruled dark plum and marina blue, lettered dark plum, on front cover and spine; t.e. dark plum, others rough trimmed. Edges of covers very slightly darkened; end-papers very lightly foxed; otherwise a near fine copy.

Thomas, A25a, not mentioning the coloured top-edges. One of a total edition limited to 2,100 copies. The trade edition, which did not appear until the following year, was published only in an abridged form.

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MACKENZIE (Compton). The Three couriers. Cassell & Company, Ltd., London, Toronto, Melbourne, and Sydney, 1929. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.vi+314; black buckram ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; cream end-papers. Slight foxing of edges, prelims. and some margins; otherwise a nice copy. A scarce title.

Thomas, A27

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MACKENZIE (Compton). First Athenian memories. Cassell and Company Ltd, London, Toronto, Melbourne and Sydney, 1931. Pp.x+[402]; black buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Neat restoration to cloth at head of spine; two or three leaves cockled; otherwise a nice copy.

Puzzlingly, purchased from the Chatto and Windus file, and bearing their pencilled ownership inscription on the front end-paper, in Norah Smallwood's hand. Norah Smallwood was Mackenzie's editor at Chatto's. The second volume of Mackenzie's War Memories, of which the first was ‘Gallipoli Memories', published in 1929. Coded ‘F100:231' at end of text. Thomas, A33

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MACKENZIE (Compton). Buttercups And daisies. Cassell, 1931. Blank before half-title; illustrated title-page and two other illustrations on text-paper by Edward Bawden; white-flecked pinkish-brown smooth cloth, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. A nice copy.

Thomas, A34, failing to mention the front blank.

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MACKENZIE (Compton). Our street. Illustrations by Magdalen Fraser. Cassell And Company, Limited, 1931. Post 8vo; numerous illustrations on text-paper; fine heringbone grain salmon pink cloth, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Spine slightly faded; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed inscription, "Sylvia/from/Monty/Christmas 1931" on the front end-paper. Compton Mackenzie presentation inscriptions are uncommon. Thomas, A35

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MACKENZIE (Compton). The darkening Green. Cassell And Company, Limited, 1934. Pale blue-green horizontally dotted-line-ribbed cloth, ruled blind, lettered gilt on spine. Cloth worn a little at extreme ends of spine, darkened on spine, and a little marked on front cover; half-title foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Thomas, A46

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MACKENZIE (Compton). Pericles. Hodder and Stoughton, St. Paul's House, London, E.C.4, 1937. Demy 8vo; one map on text-paper, one very large folding coloured map tipped in at end; black buckram blocked white on front cover, lettered blue on spine. Very nice copy.

Thomas, A56

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MACKENZIE (Compton). Greek memories. 1939, Chatto & Windus. Portrait frontispiece and eight plates; brown cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. brown, lower-edges uncut. Generally nice copy.

A revised (but not censored) version of the book suppressed upon its original appearance in 1932. Thomas, A38b, describing the colour of the cloth and top- edges as ‘apricot'.

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MACKENZIE (Compton). West to north: Being book IV of ‘The Four Winds of Love'. Chatto & Windus, 1940. Lge.post 8vo; light brown Sundour cloth, blocked gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The probable second issue, with the t.e. uncoloured. Thomas, A60, describing the cloth colour as ‘apricot'.

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MACKENZIE (Compton). The Red tapeworm. 1941, Chatto and |Windus, London. Pp.[viii]+311+[i (printer's imprint)]; scarlet buckram, ruled, lettered and panelled whitish green, lettered scarlet through whitish green on spine; t.e. red, lower-edges uncut. Short tear in headband, and spine a little faded; otherwise a nice copy.

Norah Smallwood's copy, with her pencilled ownership inscription on the front end-paper. Norah Smallwood's copies were frequently aberrant, being trial printings and/or trial bindings. The present copy differs from Thomas A62 by having the spine panel, rules, and lettering in whitish green instead of gilt; Thomas also does not mention the coloured top-edges. We would have guessed, though, if it had not been for the inscription, that the present binding was secondary.

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MACKENZIE (Compton). The monarch Of the glen. 1941, Chatto & Windus, London. Pp.288; mottled iron grey cloth blocked and lettered red on spine. Fine copy in slightly chipped dust-wrapper with one closed tear.

Thomas, A63. This copy, purchased from the publisher's file, has Norah Smallwood's brief pencilled notes on the front end-paper. Norah Smallwood was Mackenzie's editor at Chatto & Windus. The first of the Highland series of novels.

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MACKENZIE (Compton). Wind of freedom: The history of the invasion Of Greece by the axis powers 1940-1941. Chatto & Windus, 1943. Lge.post 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes title-page; half-title not called for; woodcut vignette on title; eight double-sided plates; large folding map tipped in at end; sky-blue fine weave cloth over very thin boards, spine blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt, panelled white; lower-edges rough trimmed. Spine and edges of covers faded, and spine foxed; cloth worn at head and tail of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's seven line holograph inscription, dated ‘August 25, 1943', and signed ‘Compton Mackenzie (Monty)', on the front end-paper, and the bookplate of the recipient on the front paste-down. Thonas, A64

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MACKENZIE (Compton). The north wind of love: Being book V of ‘The four winds of love'. Book One. Chatto & Windus, 1944. Lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+[311]+[i (printer's imprint)] light grey-blue cloth, blocked gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. A fine copy in frayed and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.

Thomas, A67

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MACKENZIE (Compton). The north wind of love: Being book V of ‘The four winds of love'. Book One. Chatto & Windus, 1944. Lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+[311]+[i (printer's imprint)] light grey-blue cloth, blocked gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Last few leaves very slightly affected by mildew, now defunct, back end-papers badly so; cloth of back cover slack on boards, and very slightly dampstained; otherwise a fine copy in used dust-wrapper. As a working copy.

Thomas, A67

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MACKENZIE (Compton). The north wind of love: Being book VI of ‘The four winds of love'. Book Two. Chatto & Windus, 1945. Extra cr.8vo; pp.[iv]+[304]; light greyish turquoise cloth blocked gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in very slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

The last volume in the series. Thomas, A68, describing the cloth colour as ‘green', which is arguable - as long as they mean ‘bluish-grey-green'!

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MACKENZIE (Compton). The north wind of love: Being book VI of ‘The four winds of love'. Book Two. Chatto & Windus, 1945. Extra cr.8vo; pp.[iv]+[304]; light greyish turquoise cloth blocked gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Slight wear to tail of spine, and cloth slightly faded; otherwise a very nice copy.

The last volume in the series. Thomas, A68, describing the cloth colour as ‘green', which is arguable - as long as they mean ‘bluish-grey-green'!

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MACKENZIE (Compton). The Vital flame. Illustrated by forty-two pictures In Colour Photography And seven pages of Isotype Charts. A British Gas Council Publication, 1947. 4to; first gathering printed in red and black; last gathering printed in black and colours; sixteen double-sided plates; greyish brown cloth blocked and lettered red down spine. Spine and edges of covers faded; slight wear to all corners; paste-downs bubbled; otherwise a nice copy of an uncommon title.

Thomas, A71, failing to mention the two-colour printing of the first gathering.

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MACKENZIE (Compton). Whisky Galore. 1947, Chatto and Windus, London. Pp.[viii]+264; lake cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. lake, lower-edges uncut. Gilt a little dull on spine, as almost always with this austerity production; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper with one small chip at top-edge of front panel.

Thomas, A72, not mentioning the coloured top-edges or the uncut lower-edges. The present copy was purchased from the publisher's file, but is without signs of provenance. The second of the ‘Highland' series of novels, and probably Mackenzie's best-known book.

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MACKENZIE (Compton). Whisky Galore. 1947, Chatto and Windus, London. Pp.[viii]+264; lake cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. lake, lower-edges uncut. A fine copy.

Thomas, A72, not mentioning the coloured top-edges or the uncut lower-edges. The second of the ‘Highland' series of novels, and probably Mackenzie's best-known book.

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MACKENZIE (Compton). Hunting The Fairies. 1949, Chatto and Windus, London. Blank at end; pp.281+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; green glazed linen, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. grey-green. Top-edges slightly faded, otherwise a nice copy in chipped and badly torn dust-wrapper.

Thomas, A74

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MACKENZIE (Compton). Hunting The Fairies. 1949, Chatto and Windus, London. Blank at end; pp.281+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; green glazed linen, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. grey-green. Top-edges slightly faded, otherwise a nice copy.

Thomas, A74

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MACKENZIE (Compton). Eastern epic. Volume I September 1939 - March 1943: Defence. 1951, Chatto & Windus, London. Double lge.post 16mo; maps and diagrams in text; pp.xxiv+623+[i (blank)]; eight line Errata slip tipped in before Prologue; olive brown rough buckram, blocked and lettered gold on spine (v. note); t.e. brick red. Fine copy in slightly nicked dust-wrapper, darkened and stained a little on spine.

One of an issue of only 25 copies blocked in real gold - a fact attested in respect of this copy by a note dated 5/11/51 loosely laid in, from ‘And' of the publisher's Production Dept to N[orah]. S[mallwood]., director of Chatto & Windus, and Mackenzie's editor. The present copy was retained for the publisher's files, from which it was purchased by us. Thomas & Thomas, A77, listing no variants. Volume II was never written.

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MACKENZIE (Compton). The Rival Monster. 1952, Chatto and Windus, London. Lge.16mo; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘A' before half-title; pp.255+[i (blank)]; light blue green silk-weave cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Cloth of spine a little faded; otherwise a fine copy in slightly chipped dust-wrapper marked a little on back panel.

Thomas, A78. The third of the ‘Highland' series of novels.

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MACKENZIE (Compton). Realms Of silver. One hundred years Of banking in the East. Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1954. Roy.8vo; blank before half-title; 16 plates; final blank; green coarse buckram blocked gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with map in green and black. Fine copy in slightly torn, chipped, and rubbed dust-wrapper.

With the publisher's advertisement card loosely laid in, as issued. Thomas, A81

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MACKENZIE (Compton). Echoes. 1954, Chatto & Windus. Advertisement leaf precedes title-page; half-title not called for; imprint leaf followed by blank at end; pp.[188]+[ii (blank on recto)]+[ii]; light blue fine cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Twenty-eight broadcast talks, here first collected. Memories of Henry James, Ellen Terry, Elgar, Cunninghame Graham, the Nineties, etc. Thomas, A82

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MACKENZIE (Compton). Ben Nevis Goes East. Chatto & Windus, 1954. White cloth patterned in salmon red, spine with dark red panel, lettered and blocked gilt. Spine panel slightly rubbed; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and chipped dust-wrapper.

Thomas, A83

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MACKENZIE (Compton). Greece In my life. 1960, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; half-tone frontispiece and fifteen plates; pp.[xii]+[212]; faintly mottled deep sky blue cloth, panelled pale blue, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Thomas, A90

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MACKENZIE (Compton). Mezzotint. A Novel. 1961, Chatto & Windus. Imprint leaf at end followed by two blanks serving as end-papers; pp.[217]+[i (blank)]+[i]+[v]; moss-green cloth-textured boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Very slight staining of fore-edges; otherwise a fine copy in slightly stained dust-wrapper.

The first issue, the price on the front flap of the dust-wrapper being given as 15s net; later copies had a price increase label. Thomas, A92, recording no variants, describing the boards as ‘olive green', and not mentioning the imprint leaf or blanks.

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MACKENZIE (Compton). Mezzotint. A Novel. 1961, Chatto & Windus. Imprint leaf at end followed by two blanks serving as end-papers; pp.[217]+[i (blank)]+[i]+[v]; moss-green cloth-textured boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. A fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The second issue, dating from c.1969, the front flap of the dust-wrapper bearing a label increasing the price from the original 15s net to ‘25/- net' or ‘£1.25 net'.Thomas, A92, recording no variants, describing the boards as ‘olive green', and not mentioning the imprint leaf or blanks.

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MACKENZIE (Compton). The Stolen Soprano. A novel. 1965, Chatto & Windus. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.224; bright lemon boards blocked and lettered scarlet on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Thomas, A101

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MACKENZIE (Compton). My life And times Octave five: 1915-1923. 1966, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; four double-sided plates; blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. blue. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Includes many hitherto unpublished letters from D.H. Lawrence, as well as letters from Henry James, Sinclair Lewis, Sir Edward Marsh, Sir Edmund Gosse, and J.M. Barrie. Thomas, A103; not in Blanck.

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MACKENZIE (Compton). Paper lives. A Novel. 1966, Chatto & Windus. Post 8vo; two integral blanks at end; light old rose boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Thomas, A104, describing the boards as ‘deep lilac', which is probably the same.

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MACKENZIE (Compton). The strongest man On earth. Based on the B.B.C. Television ‘Jackanory' programme. Illustrated by T. Ritchie. Chatto and Windus, London, [on verso of title:] 1967. Double pott 8vo, wire-stitched; numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.[viii]+111+[i (blank); grey wrappers, cut flush, lettered black on front cover; made up without end-papers. Pencilled note on corner of front wrapper; otherwise a nice copy.

Publisher's proof copy on proofing paper. Thomas, A107, lists the published book, which was dated 1968.

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MACKENZIE (Compton). The strongest man On earth. Based on the B.B.C. Television ‘Jackanory' programme. Illustrated by T. Ritchie. Chatto and Windus, 1968. Double pott 8vo; numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.[viii]+111+[i (blank); white boards, panelled royal blue, blocked and lettered gilt, down spine; end-papers printed pictorially blue. Virtually fine copy in slightly rubbed dust-wrapper.

Thomas, A107, describing an otherwise similar copy in cloth, with a ‘rule' rather than blocking on spine (which may however be merely a difference of terminology).

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MACKENZIE (Faith Compton). The sibyl of the North. The tale of Christina, Queen of Sweden. With four half-tone plates. Cassell and Company Ltd., 1931. Frontispiece and three plates; light blue cloth ruled blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Spine and edges of covers faded; end-papers, prelims. and last leaves lightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Signed by the author on the front end-paper.

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MACKENZIE (Faith Compton). Mandolinata: Fourteen stories. Cope and Fenwick, 1931. Super royal 8vo; reddish brown cloth lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Very slight fading of spine and edges of covers; otherwise virtually fine.

One of an edition limited to 330 copies signed by the author. Printed on fine large hand-made paper.

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MACKENZIE (Henry). Poems written in Old Age. Published by Robert Temple, 65, Mildmay Road, London N1 4PU, England, 2010. One gathering, demy.8vo, sewn into plain cream card wrappers, translucent pink self-wrapper printed outside in black. Fine copy.

One of only three copies bound in pink from a total printing of eighteen copies on J. Whatman mould-made paper, each numbered by the publisher. "The first in an occasional series of booklets containing unpublished poetry, letters, etc. by notable writers of the 18th and 19th centuries printed from privately owned manuscripts that would be otherwise unavailable for purposes of research. The object is not to present great literature, but merely to preserve what might be of interest to scholars and might otherwise in case of accident be lost. Each will be printed on J. Whatman mould-made paper, and the number of copies printed of each booklet will be limited to the number subscribed for." - publisher's advertisement. These poems were preserved by his daughter on the flyleaves and blank pages of a volume of his collected verse. The most considerable of them, ‘A Recantation' refers back to a poem of his youth, ‘The Old Maid', making clear for the first time the name of the original on whom that poem was based, and revising his youthful vision in the light of experience. The volume contains a short poem on York Minster written by his younger brother, James. Footnotes are provided by his daughter.

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MACKENZIE (Henry). Poems written in Old Age. Published by Robert Temple, 65, Mildmay Road, London N1 4PU, England, 2010. One gathering, demy.8vo, sewn into plain cream card wrappers, translucent yellow self-wrapper printed outside in black. Fine copy.

One of fifteen copies bound in yellow from a total printing of eighteen copies on J. Whatman mould-made paper, each numbered by the publisher. "The first in an occasional series of booklets containing unpublished poetry, letters, etc. by notable writers of the 18th and 19th centuries printed from privately owned manuscripts that would be otherwise unavailable for purposes of research. The object is not to present great literature, but merely to preserve what might be of interest to scholars and might otherwise in case of accident be lost. Each will be printed on J. Whatman mould-made paper, and the number of copies printed of each booklet will be limited to the number subscribed for." - publisher's advertisement. These poems were preserved by his daughter on the flyleaves and blank pages of a volume of his collected verse. The most considerable of them, ‘A Recantation' refers back to a poem of his youth, ‘The Old Maid', making clear for the first time the name of the original on whom that poem was based, and revising his youthful vision in the light of experience. The volume contains a short poem on York Minster written by his younger brother, James. Footnotes are provided by his daughter.

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MacLEAN (Alistair). Caravan To Vaccares. Collins, 1970. Double cr.16mo; final blank; deep green boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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MacLEAN (Alistair). When Eight bells Toll. Collins, 1966. Double cr.16mo; red boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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MacLEAN (Alistair). Fear is the Key. Collins, 1961. Double cr.16mo; light red boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed and darkened dust-wrapper with address written in ball-point on back panel.



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MacLEAN (Alistair). H.M.S. Ulysses. Collins, St James's Place, 1955. Double lge.post 16mo; red boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; front end-papers printed with map, back end-papers with diagram of H.M.S. Ulysses. Gilt dull on spine; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper with short tear at fold of back flap.

The author's first book. Dated on title-page.

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MacLEAN (Alistair). Night Without end. Collins, 1960. Double lge.post 16mo; red boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.



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MacLEAN (Alistair). Ice station Zebra. Collins, 1963. Double Lge.post 16mo; blank before half-title; one diagram on text-paper; bronze and black mixed-weave effect boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper strengthened on verso.



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MacLEAN (Alistair). Bear island. Collins, St James's Place, 1971. Double lge.post 16mo; map on text-paper; final blank; yellow-green and blue-green mixed weave effect boards, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Numeral stamped on verso of title-page, with some shadowing through; erasures from front paste-down and verso of title-page, leaving slight thinning; otherwise a very nice copy in the dust-wrapper. As a reading copy.

Dated on recto ond verso of title leaf.

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MacLEAN (Alistair). Circus. Collins, St. James's Place, 1975. Double lge.post 16mo; one double-spread diagram on text-paper; orange boards, lettered gilt down spine; fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Dated on recto and verso of title leaf.

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MACLEOD (James). A Highland waif: A Story for a Bottom Dog By James Macleod Author of "Cailin Sgiathanach," etc. Glasgow: Alex Maclaren & Sons, 360-362 Argyle Street, C.2., 1928. Integral advertisement leaf followed by 4pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated Summer 1928; rich green fine linen-grain cloth ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Slight spotting of edges, otherwise a fine copy in pictorial dust-wrapper chipped at head and tail of spine.

The author's earlier book, a 368 page novel in Gaelic, was highly praised, among others by Neil Munro. This appears to be his first publication in English.

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MACNEICE (Louis). Varieties of Parable. Cambridge, At the University Press, 1965. Final blank; black cloth, lettered gilt up spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper designed by Will Carter.

The Clark Lectures, 1963, delivered by MacNeice a few months before his death, and here first published. The third issue of the dust-wrapper, with the corner of the front flap cut away to remove the original price, which had been increased by a white sticker, this being also largely cut away, and a second sticker substituted for it, blue and bearing the price ‘£4.75'.

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MAGDALENO (Mauricio). Sunburst. Translated from the Spanish By Anita Brenner. Lindsay Drummond Ltd., 1945. Double demy 16mo; black cloth blocked gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt up spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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MALAMUD (Bernard). The Tenants. Eyre Methuen, 1972. Double cr.16mo; final blank; pale brown boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Front end-paper and one opening stained; otherwise a fine copy in the dust-wrapper.

Review copy, with the publisher's review slip loosely laid in. The publication date is given as ‘23 Mar 1972'. The book appeared in America in 1971.

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MALET (Lucas [Mrs. Mary St. Leger Harrison, née Kingsley]). The history of Sir Richard Calmady: A romance. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street W.C., 1901. Blank, followed by publisher's inserted 48pp. Catalogue at end dated July 1901; pp.viii+618+[ii]; scarlet vertical fine dotted-ribbed cloth lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight foxing of edges and half-title; very slight cracking of front end-papers; otherwise a fine copy.

Wolff, 3024; not in Sadleir. There were two simultaneous issued of this book: the present one, and an issue in two volumes intended for the circulating libraries - both having the same pagination.

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MALET (Lucas (Mrs. Mary St. Leger Harrison [née Kingsley]).). The score. John Murray, 1909. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[2]+[vi]+[326]+[ii]; blue rough buckram, blocked and lettered black on front cover, blocked black, lettered gilt, on spine. Two or three fox-spots on fore-edges, but a near-fine copy. Uncommon.

Wolff, 3026; not in Sadleir. CBEL, III, p.554. Two short novels.

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MALET (Lucas (Mrs. Mary St. Leger Harrison [née Kingsley]).). The wreck of the Golden galleon. Hodder and Stoughton, London New York Toronto, N.D. [1910]. Full colour frontispiece by C.E. Brock, with tissue guard and five full colour plates; printer's imprint leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.[iv]+214+[ii]; deep scarlet fine beaded-linen grain cloth ruled, lettered, and elaborately blocked gilt on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. A little scattered light foxing, but a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. The first issue: in beaded-linen-grain cloth and with the plates. There is no list of illustrations, but they are here tipped in to face pp.10, 24, 50, 86, and 132.

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MALET (Lucas (Mrs. Mary St. Leger Harrison [née Kingsley]).). The wreck of the Golden galleon. Hodder and Stoughton, London New York Toronto, N.D. [1910]. Printer's imprint leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.[iv]+214+[ii]; deep scarlet fine linen grain cloth ruled, lettered, and elaborately blocked gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. Later issue, in fine (not fine-beaded) linen-grain cloth, with fore-edges fully-trimmed, and without the illustrations present in the first issue.

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MALET (Lucas (Mrs. Mary St. Leger Harrison [née Kingsley]).). Adrian Savage: A Novel. Hutchinson & Co., 1911. 4pp. advertisements, on text-paper, and almost certainly integral, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue dated Autumn of 1911; pp.xii+432+[iv]; navy blue buckram blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Slight foxing of prelims. and lower-edges; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. The 4pp. text-paper advertisements at end were presumably printed conjugate with the prelims., completing one whole sheet.

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MALET (Lucas (Mary St. Leger Harrison [née Kingsley]).]. Deadham Hard: A romance. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, 1919. Pp.viii+424; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end (last page blank), dated on last page of text ‘27/6/19'; blue linen-grain cloth, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Gilt very slightly dull; slight foxing of lower margin of prelims.; otherwise a nice copy of a rather scarce late title.

Not in Sadleir; This title not in Wolff.

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MALLOCK (W.H.). The Veil of the temple Or from night to twilight. John Murray, 1904. Lge.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.[2]+[x]+430+[ii]; maroon rough buckram blocked white on front cover and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. White faded on spine; slight marking of end-papers; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Wolff, 4420, listing a copy which also appears to have lost the white blocking from the spine. Wolff, possibly in error, describes the final leaf as blank.

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MALLOCK (W.H.). An immortal soul By W.H. Mallock Author of "A Human Document" "The Individualist," etc. London, George Bell & Sons, 1908. Integral advertisement leaf before half-title; another at end; pp.[viii]+349+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; vertically fine-ribbed light brown cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. brown, fore-edges mainly trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in slightly torn dust-wrapper.

Arguably Mallock's best book, in which he succeeds in bringing the ‘novel of ideas' to life in a way that has been seldom accomplished: the ideas being well digested into an interesting story, beautifully written, and with strong characterisation. Ultimately Buddhist or Vedantic in tone. In this copy the following errata have been noted (state or issue significance, if any, undetermined): p.81, l.26, ‘attentions' for ‘intentions'; p.100, ll.13/14 ‘he seated himself at a little distance from her' is extraneous: it has strayed in from ll.25/26 below; p.170, l.33, ‘no' for ‘so'; p.185, l32, the second ‘no more' is redundant. This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4410, describing the initial leaf as ‘blank'. It is in fact printed on the centre of the verso only in our copy and might be easily mistaken for a blank.

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MALOUF (David). Fly away Peter. 1982, Chatto & Windus. Double cr.16mo; final blank; pp.[viii]+134+[ii]; dark blue boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.

From the publisher's file and bearing their ‘FILE COPY' rubber stamp on the front end-paper. First issue of the dust-wrapper, the credits on the inside front flap being placed 35mm from the tail, to leave space for the price on the lower corner; but the price here clipped away and two price increase stickers substituted, recording the volume successively at £5.95 and £6.95. The author's fourth novel.

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MANHOOD (H.A.). Gay Agony. Jonathan Cape, 1930. Blank before half-title; final blank; black and white mixed weave cloth lettered black on spine and front cover, blocked black on spine and back cover; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Spine lightly embrowned; otherwise a fine copy in slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 2,000 numbered copies, this copy having also an additional slip loosely laid in bearing the same number as the book (printed by a numbering machine, but in a larger face).

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MANHOOD (H.A.). Gay Agony. Jonathan Cape, 1930. Blank before half-title; final blank; black and white mixed weave cloth lettered black on spine and front cover, blocked black on spine and back cover; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Spine darkened; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 2,000 numbered copies.

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MANHOOD (H.A.). Little Peter the great By H.A. Manhood with a Frontispiece by Rowland Hilder And a Foreword by Henry Williamson. Being No.7 of the Furnival Books. William Jackson (Books) Ltd, 18 Tooks Court, Chancery Lane, 1931. Roy.8vo; a four leaf gathering at front, another at back, of text-paper, but not included in the signatures, the outer leaves serving as end-papers; limitation leaf precedes half-title; frontispiece illustration tipped-on to inserted blank; publisher's explanation slip tipped on to title-page; tailpiece on text-paper; deep yellow coarse buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; t.e.g., others rough-trimmed. Extremely fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 550 copies numbered and signed by the author. Printed at the Chiswick Press. The tipped on slip explains that the Furnival Books are now published by Joiner & Steele, Ltd., from the same address, the name William Jackson being retained on the title-page in order that the set of twelve books might be typographically uniform.

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MANHOOD (H.A.). The Grayson Books Edited by John Hackney. Maiden's Fury. Grayson & Grayson, 1935. Demy 8vo, printed in half sheets; blank, half-title, and limitation leaf precede title-page; silhouette on verso of final leaf of text; advertisement leaf, followed by artist's credit leaf, and colophon leaf at end; salmon red cloth, blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt up spine, blocked with publisher's monogram device gilt on back cover; fore- and lower- edges uncut; cream end-papers printed in orange red. Very nice copy in dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 250 copies numbered and signed by the author. Issued as No.7 of The Grayson Books.

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MANHOOD (H.A.). Selected stories. From collections published Between 1928-1944. Jonathan Cape, 1947. Light brown cloth, lettered dark green on front cover, blocked and lettered dark green on spine; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Corner cut from front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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MANKOWITZ (Wolf). A kid For two farthings. Illustrated by James Boswell. Andre Deutsch, 1953. Sm.double cr.16mo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; numerous illustrations on text-paper; red boards, blocked and lettered gilt down flat spine. Fine copy in torn and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

A delightful short novel set in the Jewish east-end.

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MANN (Thomas). The Magic mountain. Translated by H.T. Lowe-Porter. Martin secker, June 1927. 2 Vols; green linen grain cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine and front cover. Spines slightly faded, but a very nice copy otherwise.

The first Edition in English of Mann's major work.

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MANN (Thomas). Joseph and his brethren: II. The Young Joseph. Martin Secker, 1935. Sm.double cr.16mo; blank before half-title; Note leaf at end; pp.[viii]+[276]; mottled pale fawn cloth blocked and lettered brown on front cover and spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper with one small chip.

First edition in English. Translated by H.T. Lowe-Porter.

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MANNIN (Ethel). Dryad. Jarrolds Publishers London Limited, 34 Paternoster Row, E.C.4, August 1933. Final blank; black buckram ruled blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper. Scarce thus.

First English edition.

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MANNING (Frederic). Scenes and Portraits. London, John Murray, Albemarle Street, W., 1909. Pp.xvi+283+[i (printer's imprint)]; coarse lime green rough buckram, blocked gilt on front cover and spine (?with designs by Laurence Housman), lettered gilt on spine. Very nice copy.

The author's second book. Manning is best remembered to-day as the author of ‘The Middle Parts of Fortune', one of the best novels to come out of the First World War.

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[MANNING (Frederic).]. The Middle Parts Of Fortune: Somme & Ancre, 1916. Volume I [II]. The Piazza Press: Issued to subscribers by Peter Davies, 1929. 2 Vols.; title to volume one printed in red and black, title to volume two in black only; cream paper binder's blank at front and back in each volume; integral blank follows text in both volumes, another precedes half-title in volume two; pp.[viii]+226+[ii]; [vi]+227-453+[iii]; bevelled brown coarse buckram, with ruled panel, short rule, and lettering, gilt, on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; cream end-papers variously marbled; yellow and red headband, red silk marker; card slip-case covered in dark red cloth. Very slight darkening of spine; neat inscription on front binder's blank in each volume; otherwise a virtually fine copy in original but somewhat damp-stained slip-case.

One of a total edition limited to 500 numbered copies, printed upon hand-made paper watermarked ‘F J Head & Co.'. The only printing of this text. An expurgated edition was issued later in one volume, under the title "Her Privates We". The events of the story were real, the characters fictitious. One of the two or three major works of fiction to come out of the first world war - and very highly praised by T.E. Lawrence.

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MANNING (Frederic). Scenes & Portraits. Peter Davies, 1930. Cream glazed cloth lettered blue on spine. Inscription on front paste-down; otherwise fine in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

A revised and enlarged edition of a book first published in 1909. First edition thus.

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MANNING (Olivia). School for love. William Heinemann Ltd, 1951. Final blank; black cloth, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine; buff end-papers. Spine lettering slightly dull; otherwise a very nice copy.



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MANNING (Olivia). The doves of Venus: A Novel. William Heinemann Ltd, 1955. Double cr.16mo; dull lime green cloth, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on flat spine. Spine faded, but a nice copy.



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MANSFIELD (Katherine). The Doves' nest And other stories. Constable & Company Limited, 1923. Post 8vo; final blank; blue-grey linen grain cloth, ruled and lettered blue on front cover and spine. Slight fading of spine; very light foxing of half-title; otherwise an exceptionally nice copy of a book usually seen quite badly foxed.

Schwartz, p.29. The second issue, bearing the words ‘First Published June, 1923' on verso of title-page.

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MANSFIELD (Katherine). Novels And Novelists. Edited by J. Middleton Murry. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1930. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; colophon leaf followed by blank at end; quarter black buckram, apple-green cloth sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, blocked and lettered with publisher's device blind on back board; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Spine worn at head and tail, and splitting at head of front joint; gilt dull on spine; otherwise a nice copy.



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[MANSFIELD (Katherine).]. Maxim Gorki. Reminiscences of Leonid Andreyev. Authorised translation From the Russian by Katherine Mansfield And S.S. Koteliansky. William Heinemann, Limited, N.D. [1931]. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in blue-green and black; full-page facsimile on text-paper; two blanks at end; very dark brown fine buckram, blocked gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; pink and white head and tail bands, white silk marker. Very slight marking of covers; otherwise a fine copy in slightly scuffed and darkened dust-wrapper, torn a little at fold of front flap.

One of an edition limited to 750 numbered copies. The translation was made in August-September, 1922.

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MANSFIELD (Katherine). The scrapbook of Katherine Mansfield Edited by J.M.M. London, Constable & Co Ltd, 1939. Collotype portrait frontispiece; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.viii+243+[I (blank)]+[iv]; pale grey fine linen textured buckram, ruled and lettered dark purple on front cover and spine. Fine copy in slightly faded and spotted and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.

Edited by the author's husband, John Middleton Murry.

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MARKSON (David). Springer's Progress. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1977. Lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; quarter black cloth ruled and lettered gilt down spine, dark charcoal boards, ruled and lettered with the author's initials blind on front cover. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

‘First Edition' on verso of title-page. From the library of Carmen Callil, and bearing her bookplate on the front pastedown.

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MARQUAND (John P.). Women and Thomas Harrow. Collins, 1959. Dark grey boards lettered and ruled gilt on spine. Very nice copy in slightly frayed and marked dust-wrapper.

First English edition.

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MARQUIS (Don). Sun dial time. Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., Garden City New York, 1936. Pp.[vi]+273+[i (blank)]; bright orange rough fine-weave cloth, blocked and lettered dull dark blue-green, lettered orange through dull dark blue-green, on spine; t.e dark blue-green, fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Very slight fading of spine, but a virtually fine copy.

The publisher's File Copy, bearing their rubber stamp to this effect on the front end-paper. The design of the spine is striking and very unusual. Short stories, including ‘An Ancient Mariner', ‘Rattlesnake Golf', ‘She tells the Reporter', ‘Getting A Start in Life', ‘Entirely Logical', ‘The Rivercliff Golf Killings', etc.

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MARSH (Edward) and HASSALL (Christopher). Ambrosia and Small beer: The record of a Correspondence between Edward Marsh And Christopher Hassall. Arranged by Christopher Hassall. Longmans, 1964. Med.8vo; frontispiece and one plate; final blank; pp.[xvi]+374+[ii]; light brown cloth, panelled dark brown, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The plate is not listed, but faces p.32.

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MARSH (Richard). Confessions of a Young Lady: Her Doings and Misdoings. London, John Long, 13 & 14 Norris Street, Haymarket, 1905. (All Rights Reserved). Pp.301+[i (printer's imprint)]; vertically fine ribbed dark scarlet cloth, lettered within ruled boxes gilt on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. Virtually fine copy.

A series of linked short stories that look as though they might have developed into a detective novel if Marsh had not received an offer for them, followed by six short stories, two of them criminous. There is the occasional side glance here and there at the New Woman question, as: "Miss Macleod was a woman of the day. Openly expressing unbelief in all the faiths that are old, she was continually on the look-out for a faith that was new." - p.251. Plus ça change... This copy has at p.121, l.6, the reading ‘make' for ‘makes': state or issue significance, if any, undetermined.

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MARSHALL (Beatrice). Old Blackfriars. A story of the days of Sir Anthony van Dyck By Beatrice Marshall Author of "Emma Marshall, a Biographical Sketch". Seeley and Co., Limited, 38 Great Russell Street, 1901. Half-tone illustrated title page, on plate paper, and not included in the pagination; seven half-tone plates; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+323+[i (printer's imprint)]+[iv]; cerise buckram, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on front cover; end-papers coated pale yellow. Fine externally, but extensive light sataining to upper edges of last thirty leaves. As a reading copy.

By the daughter of Emma Marshall, and issued uniform with the Seeley first editions of her works. A good deal more scarce, however.

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MASEFIELD (John). A tarpaulin Muster. E. Grant Richards, [7, Carlton Street,] 1907. Publisher's 20pp. inserted Catalogue on text-paper, at end, dated 1907; tan rough buckram, ruled, lettered, and pictorially blocked with a design by Symington, navy blue, ruled scarlet, on front cover, lettered navy blue on spine. Slight foxing of prelims. and edges; otherwise a virtually fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper chipped quite badly on back panel, and at head of spine (with loss, altogether of portions of two words). A scarce title, very scarce in dust-wrapper.

The front panel and spine of the dust-wrapper repeat the cover design, with the omission of the scarlet rules, and the addition of the price ‘3/6' on spine. The back wrapper is headed ‘NEW NOVELS' and printed with advertisements. Most of the word ‘novels' is lacking together with most of the ‘A' from the title on the spine. Handley-Taylor, p.28: 1,500 copies were printed. The author's second volume of short stories, and sixth book.

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