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.

MEYERSTEIN (E.H.W.). The Pleasure lover: Being some account of the early life And fortunes of Terence Duke. By E.H.W. Meyerstein Author of "Grobo". Cecil Palmer, Forty-nine Chandos Street, W.C., 2, 1925. Post 8vo; pp.320; pink weave-grain cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine; lower-edges uncut. Pin-head sized hole in cloth of back joint; title leaf, first leaf of text, and last three leaves a trifle foxed; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce title.



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MEYERSTEIN (E.H.W.). Terence in love. Cecil Palmer, 49 Chandos Street, Covent Garden, W.C.2, 1928. Sm.cr.8vo; 2pp. integral advertisements followed by blank page at end; pp.397+[ii]+[i]; vertical stripe effect linen patterned salmon red cloth, ruled and lettered black on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's device black on front cover. Cloth faintly damp-mottled on sides; paste-downs slightly marked; otherwise a fine copy in torn and minutely chipped dust-wrapper preserved in a loose paper-backed clear plastic chemise. A rare title.



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MEYERSTEIN (E.H.W.). [Cover title:] The latinity of Rimbaud's Bateau Ivre. Reprinted by permission, from the Durham University Journal, March, 1940. Super roy.8vo format, eleven leaves, wire-stabbed, tipped into cream wrappers, printed on front wrapper in black; half-title on recto of first leaf of text; other prelims. not called for; last page blank; pp.[101]-[122]; issued without end-papers. Wrappers somewhat marked and fingered, and showing rust-marks from staples; poor quality wartime paper lightly embrowned throughout; otherwise a nice copy. Rare.

With Meyerstein's pencilled signature on the front wrapper, and a number of ink and pencil notes, corrections, and revisions in his hand, mostly relating to his Latin text. Loosely laid in is a signed holograph letter from Meyerstein, c. forty-six words, dated from Gray's Inn, 8/3/51, presenting the offprint to a correspondent who had asked him about it.

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MEYERSTEIN (E.H.W.). Robin Wastraw. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1951. Double cr.16mo; bright blue glazed cloth lettered gilt on spine. Slight foxing of top-edges; otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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MEYERSTEIN (E.H.W.). Of my early life (1889-1918). Edited with Foreword, Introduction and Postscript Commentary By Rowland Watson. Neville Spearman, 1957. Double demy 16mo; frontispiece, and two double-sided plates; scarlet boards, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

A posthumously published autobiographical sketch. Meyerstein died in 1952.

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[MEYNELL (Alice).]. The Confessions of Saint Augustine Translated by Edward Bouverie Pusey, D.D. Edited by Temple Scott Illustrated by Maxwell Armfield With an Introduction by Alice Meynell. London, Chatto & Windus, 1909. Full colour frontispiece and illuminated title-page follow half-title; letterpress title printed in dark purple and black; leaf bearing publisher's small initials device, blank on verso, at end; pp.xvi+[326]+[ii]; dark dull purple rough buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight fading of spine; mysterious pinholes bored through covers, end-papers, and first and last gatherings of text at top-and bottom margins (v.note); otherwise a fine unopened copy.

Purchased from the publisher's file, though without signs of provenance. We hypothesise that the pin-holes may relate to trim-sizes of some other issue (or possibly the book as actually published).

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MEYNELL (Alice). The second person Singular And other essays. Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1921. Half-title not called for; imprint/advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; erratum slip tipped in after final page of text; very dark grey smooth cloth, paper spine label; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Very light foxing of first and last few leaves; otherwise a nice copy.



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MEYNELL (Alice). The second person Singular And other essays. Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, N.D. [1921]. Half-title not called for; imprint/advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; erratum slip tipped in after final page of text; very dark grey smooth cloth, paper spine label; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Very light foxing of edges; label on spine slightly chipped and dusty; otherwise a nice copy, with the spare label tipped in after final blank.

Variant issue, with title-page undated.

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MILLER (Arthur). Timebends: A life. Methuen London, 1987. Med.8vo format, perfect bound; sixteen double-sided half-tone plates; two blanks at end; pp.[vi]+614+[iv]; light blue fine beaded-linen textured boards, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Poor quality paper very lightly embrowned in margins; otherwise a fine copy.



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MILLER (Henry). Max and the White Phagocytes. The Obelisk Press, Paris, September, 1938. Blank leaf, Acknowledgements/dedication leaf, and Table of Contents leaves precede half-title page; two blanks at end; recent quarter brown morocco ruled gilt, spine with raised bands, red and black labels, marbled sides. Bound up without the paper wrappers; poor quality paper variably, but for the most part lightly, embrowned; tear in one leaf repaired with binder's tissue, without loss; otherwise a fine copy.



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MILLER (Henry) and FRAENKEL (Michael). Henry Miller - Michael Fraenkel: Hamlet. Carrefour [on verso of title-page:] Santurce, Puerto Rico, 1939. Imp.16mo in half-sheets; blank before half-title; printer's imprint leaf at end, verso blank; pp.[230]+[ii]; pale cream card wrappers printed on front wrapper in red and black; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Covers somewhat stained and a trifle rubbed; back-strip lacking; internally very nice. Scarce.

Denominated Volume I on the half-title, but in fact the only volume issued in this form, publication being interrupted by the war. Printed in Belgium. The edition is said to have consisted of only 500 copies.

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MILLER (Henry). The Colossus Of Maroussi. The Colt Press San Francisco, 1941. Tall med.8vo; blank and advertisement leaf precede title-page; half-title not called for; three blanks at end; rough light-and-dark-streaked turquoise cloth, paper spine label; fore-edges uncut. Spine and edges of covers very slightly faded, and label a trifle dusty; slight foxing of end-papers and blanks; in general, however, a nice copy.

From the library of English poet, editor, and critic, Nicholas Moore, and bearing his ownership signature on the front end-paper. A pleasant association: Moore was responsible for publishing Miller in England in the 1940s, and also was the author (in 1943) of the first critical work on Miller to be published in England. The present volume contains, as an Appendix, a letter to Miller written by Lawrence Durrell.

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MILLER (Henry). The wisdom of the heart. New Directions Books, Norfolk, Connecticut, 1941. Demy 8vo; brown rough cloth, yellow paper onlay on front cover bearing publisher's device printed in grey and reddish brown, yellow spine label printed in grey. Spine label slightly chipped and faded; otherwise a nice copy.

From the library of English poet, editor, and critic, Nicholas Moore, and bearing his ownership signature on the front end-paper. A pleasant association: Moore was responsible for publishing Miller in England in the 1940s, and also was the author (in 1943) of the first critical work on Miller to be published in England.

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MILLER (Henry). The Cosmological Eye. Editions Poetry London, 1945. Pp.351+[i (blank)]; pale green rough buckram, lettered gilt down spine; lower edges uncut. Very nice copy in minutely nicked and very slightly rubbed dust-wrapper.

This copy has the wrong font ‘A' in ‘American' three lines from the foot of p.349. Includes four pieces here first collected from magazines, as well as a lengthy Autobiographical Note here first printed, as well as the first English appearances of three chapters from Black Spring', ‘Hamlet: a letter,' etc.

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MILLER (Henry). The Cosmological Eye. Editions Poetry London, 1945. Pp.351+[i (blank)]; pale green rough buckram, lettered gilt down spine; lower edges uncut. Top- and lower- edges foxed; inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a very nice copy.



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MILLER (Henry). The Wisdom of the Heart. Editions Poetry London, 1947. Post 8vo; mottled light scarlet cloth, lettered gilt down spine. Poor quality paper, slightly embrowned; otherwise very nice.

Number 45 on Alan Smith's check-list of Editions Poetry London. First English edition of a book published in America in 1941.

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MILLER (Henry). Remember To Remember. The Grey Walls Press, 1952. Demy 8vo; scarlet cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

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

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MILLER (Henry). Reunion in Barcelona. A letter to Alfred Perlès, From Aller Retour New York. Scorpion Press, 1959. Demy 8vo in half sheets; final blank; pp.38+[ii]; large hammered light buff wrappers printed on front wrapper in black and red, on inside front wrapper with price in black. Very nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 500 numbered copies, this being one of 450 copies not signed. The first edition in English.

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MILLER (Henry). Tropic of Capricorn. John Calder, February 1964. Double lge.post 16mo; blank before half-title, blank at end; scarlet boards blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper very slightly creased at head and tail of spine.

The dust-wrapper is printed on the reverse with advertisements and a publisher's order form, all printed in red.

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MILLER (Henry). First Impressions Of Greece. Capra Press, 1973, Santa Barbara. Lge.post 8vo format; leaf bearing facsimile page of Miller's ms. on recto, frontispiece printed in black with blue caption on verso; half-title not called for; title-page printed in blue; facsimiles and illustrations on text-paper; colophon leaf followed by blank at end; white textured card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front in black and blue, on back and spine in black; blue free end-papers; issued without paste-downs. Neat original price written on front end-paper in ink; otherwise a fine copy.



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MILLER (Henry). Number 41: Capra Chapbook Series. Mother, China, And the world beyond. Capra Press, 1977, Santa Barbara [U.S.A]. Sm.sq.8vo; series advertisement leaf precedes title-page; half-title not called for; title-page printed in black and red; limitation leaf followed by blank at end; pp.[32]+[iv]; orange boards printed in green, brown, and red; green end-papers. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 250 numbered copies signed by the author. Issued without a dust-wrapper. The last volume in the Capra Chapbook Series: published in January 1977.

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MILLER (Henry). Number 41: Capra Chapbook Series. Mother, China, And the world beyond. Capra Press, 1977, Santa Barbara [U.S.A]. Sm.sq.8vo; series advertisement leaf precedes title-page; half-title not called for; title-page printed in black and red; pp.[32]; textured orange card wrappers, cut flush, printed outsidein green, brown, and red; pale fawny green end-papers. Fine copy.

Issued without a dust-wrapper. The last volume of the Capra Chapbook Series: published in January 1977.

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MILLER (Henry). Book of friends: A Tribute To Friends Of Long Ago. W.H. Allen: A Howard & Wyndham Company, 1978. Double cr.16mo; vignette title-page and other illustrations on text-paper; three blanks at end; light marina blue boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition

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MILLER (Henry). Joey. A loving portrait of Alfred Perles together with some Bizarre episodes relating to The other sex. Volume III, Book of Friends. 1979, Capra Press, Santa Barbara. Med.8vo; blank, followed by imprint leaf and blank at end; illustrations by the author on text-paper; quarter red morocco grained plastic, light red boards. Fine copy in the dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 250 numbered copies signed by the author.

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MILLER (Henry). Notes on "Aaron's Rod" And Other Notes On Lawrence From The Paris Notebooks. Edited by Seamus Cooney. Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara, 1980. Med.8vo; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; title-page printed in orange, red, and blue; inset leaf signed by Miller follows title-page; limitation leaf at end followed by blank; quarter red cloth, paper spine label printed in red and blue, grey board sides, the front board (incorporating a picture of D.H. Lawrence in the design) printed in blue, red, black, and orange, the back board printed in blue and black (with a portrait of Miller); blue end-papers. Small original blemish on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in clear plastic dust-wrapper, as issued.

Of a total edition of 750 copies, this is one of 276 numbered copies hand-bound in boards by Earle Gray and signed by the author.

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MILNE (A.A.). The Holiday round. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1912. 8pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end, dated Autumn 1912, followed by 30pp. publisher's catalogue dated July 1912; green fine bead linen patterned cloth, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, ruled blind on back cover, ruled, lettered, and blocked gilt extra on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Slight cracking of end-papers; some foxing of text; otherwise a nice copy.

In the first set of advertisements at the end of the book, this title is listed for September.

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MILNE (A.A.). The Holiday round. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1912. 32pp. publisher's catalogue dated July 1912 at end; green fine bead linen patterned cloth, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, ruled blind on back cover, ruled, lettered, and blocked gilt extra on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Slight scattered foxing of text; otherwise a nice copy.

Despite the date of the catalogue, published in September.

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MILNE (A.A.). If I may. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, 1920. F'cap 8vo; pp.viii+183+[i (printer's imprint)]; dull blue fine-linen-grain cloth, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Fine copy of an uncommon title.

Essays reprinted with alterations and additions from The Sphere, The Outlook, The Daily News, The Sunday Express, and the American Vanity Fair. Published in October 1920, a further printing had been called for before Christmas, suggesting that the success of the book was unexpected and that the first printing was consequently small. This is given support by the fact that to-day the second printing is by far the more frequently met with, despite differential survival rates favouring first printings.

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MILNE (A.A.). Mr. Pim. Hodder and Stoughton Limited, N.D., [1921]. Final blank; linen patterned deep lilac cloth, blocked blind, ruled and lettered black, on front cover, lettered black on spine. Spine slightly faded and discoloured; other minor faults, but a nice copy of a scarce title.

With the publisher's stamp: "For Review" on the title-page. A pencil note on the front end-paper records the publication date as "Sep. 22".

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MILNE (A.A.). Winnie-the-pooh. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1926. Blank before half-title; vignette title-page, and numerous illustrations on text paper; full blue calf blocked gilt on spine and front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; cream end-papers printed with map in black. Very slight uniform fading of spine; otherwise an extremely fine copy in chipped and frayed tissue dust-wrapper.

The de luxe issue.

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MILNE (A.A.). Now we are six. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1927. Vignette title-page, and numerous illustrations on text-paper; cerise buckram blocked on sides, ruled on front cover and spine, lettered on spine, gilt; pink end-papers printed pictorially blue; t.e. gilt, others uncut. Lacking front free end-paper; small faded patch at extreme tail of spine; otherwise a near-fine copy in chipped, frayed, and somewhat grubby dust-wrapper.



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MILNE (A.A.). By way of Introduction. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, 1929. 8pp. text-paper advertisements at end, probably printed conjugate with the prelims., and so integral; pp.viii+208+8; pink cloth, lettered cream on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper embrowned on spine.



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MILNE (A.A.). Those were the days: The day's play; The holiday round; Once a week; The sunny side. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street W.C., 1929. Printed on India paper; pp.[xx]+887+[i (printer's imprint); 8pp. integral advertisements at end, coded on last page ‘729'; Cambridge blue fine linen grain cloth, blocked with author's signature gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; publisher's advertisement leaf for ‘Toad of Toad Hall' and ‘The Wind in the Willows' loosely laid in, as issued. Insignificant original paper fault affecting blank margin of one leaf (a transparent streak!); otherwise an extremely fine copy in dust-wrapper with one small nick.

The first collective edition. Includes a ‘Prelude' here first published.

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MILNE (A.A.). The Christopher Robin Story book From When we were very young Now we are six Winnie-the-Pooh The house at Pooh Corner By A.A. Milne Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. Methuen & Co. Ltd. 36 Essex Street W.C. London, 1929. Numerous illustrations in text; 8pp. integral advertisements at end for other books by Milne; pp.[xii]+171+[i (printer's imprint)]+[viii]; pale blue buckram, ruled, lettered, and pictorially blocked, gilt, on front cover, ruled, lettered, and blocked gilt on spine; t.e.brown, fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut; end-papers printed with illustrations in turquoise. Very nice copy.

The first appearance of this collection. Includes a three-page introduction ‘The Author to his Readers', here first published. A mixture of verse and prose.

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MILNE (A.A.). Four Day's wonder. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1933. Light brown cloth, ruled gilt on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Nice copy.



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MILNE (A.A.). It's too late now: The Autobiography of a Writer. With a frontispiece. Methuen & Co. Ltd., London, 36 Essex Street, Strand, W.C.2, 1939. Demy 8vo; half-tone portrait frontispiece from a photograph; pp.[xii]+267+[i (printer's imprint)]; bright blue coarse rough buckram lettered and with taper rule yellow on spine. Slight flaking to spine lettering and some light scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy in a frayed and internally repaired dust-wrapper laminated with clear plastic.

The cloth colour is notoriously light-sensitive, but is here unfaded; whilst the very delicate enamel of the spine lettering is only slightly chipped. The volume concentrates upon Milne's early years.

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MILNE (A.A.). Birthday party And other stories. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1949. Imprint leaf at end; diagonally fine ribbed grass green cloth over thin boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Near-fine copy in badly chipped and torn dust-wrapper mended on verso with clear tape.

Milne's first full-length collection of short stories.

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MILNE (A.A.). A table near the band And other stories. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1950. Red cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Gilt very slightly oxydised; otherwise a fine copy in chipped dust-wrapper.



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MILNE (James). A window in Fleet Street. John Murray, 1931. Sq.post 8vo; portrait frontispiece, and seven plates; numerous illustrations in the text; list of works by the same author, with imprint on verso, at end; blue cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fine copy in frayed and stained dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription, dated ‘vi.x.'xxxi' on the half-title page. Includes memories of Dickens gathered from his publisher, Frederic Chapman, of William Morris, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Lionel Johnson, Mark Twain, Hardy, Shaw, Chesterton, etc., as well as a short poem by Robert Browning, according to Milne's text not to be found elsewhere, though it in fact had appeared already several times.

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MIRRLEES (Hope). The Counterplot. London: 48 Pall Mall, W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1924. 6pp. integral advertisements at end; smooth blue cloth, ruled and lettered scarlet on front cover and spine, blocked scarlet on spine. Some slight general wear to covers, and back end-paper lightly creased; otherwise a nice copy.

With the author's holograph presentation inscription on the front end-paper: "To/Vita/from/Hope". The name ‘Vita' has been lightly crossed through, and the name "Madeleine" added instead. ‘Madeleine' was the title of Hope Mirrlees' first novel, published in 1919. An interesting copy, with numerous holograph corrections, alterations, and revisions scattered throughout. These serve for the most part to emphasise how very carelessly the book was written. The correction of one litteral deserves record: on p.204 the sentence ‘"Do you think they are talking about friendship and death and the stars?"' occurs three times in lines 23-7. Its third occurrence appears to have been a mistake.

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MITCHELL (Adrian). The Bodyguard. Jonathan Cape, 1970. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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MITCHELL (Adrian). Naked in Cheltenham Or The Music Will Never Stop. A six-day book by Adrian Mitchell (And on the seventh day he was arrested). Gastoday University Press (Gastoday stands for Glory And Song Theatre Of Daft Adventures Yes to Which Mr. Mitchell belongs). Cheltenham, England. October 2nd-October 7th, 1978. 40pp. [paged 38], A4, wire stabbed; lilac wrappers, printed black on front wrapper. Fine copy. Rare.

Signed by the author on the title-page. Loosely laid in is the printed programme for the Festival.

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MITCHELL (Julian). A Disturbing Influence. Hutchinson of London, 1962. Light-and-dark mixed weave effect bronze boards, ruled, blocked with publisher's device, and lettered silver down spine; light grey end-papers. Fine copy in torn and slightly frayed dust-wrapper strengthened on verso with ghost tape.

The author's second novel.

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MITCHELL (Julian). As Far As You Can Go. Constable, London, 1963. Extra cr.8vo; two blanks at end; pp.347+[i (colophon)]+[iv]; dark blue fine beaded-linen-grain-textured boards, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed and used dust-wrapper.

The author's third novel.

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MITCHELL (Julian). Truth and fiction. Covent Garden Press Ltd, 1972. Cr.4to, 36pp. wire-stitched as a single gathering; blank before half-title, two blanks at end; pale green wrappers printed in grey and black on front wrapper, in black on inside wrappers. Fine copy.

Number Four of the Covent Garden Essays, edited by Ronald Hayman. One of an issue limited to only 100 copies numbered and signed by the author.

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MITFORD (Nancy). The Blessing. Hamish Hamilton, 1951. Double post 16mo; final blank; dull blue boards, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy in chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.



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MITFORD (Nancy). Voltaire In Love. Hamish Hamilton, London, 1957. Short demy 8vo; half-tone frontispiece and nine double-sided plates; pp.288; Erratum slip tipped-in between pp.34 and 35; mottled light crimson rough cloth, panelled light marina blue, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. light marina blue. Very slight fading of covers and top edges, but a near-fine copy in dust-wrapper.

From the library of Voltaire scholar (and enthusiast) Desmond Flower, but without signs of ownership.

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MITFORD (Nancy). The Water Beetle. Illustrated by Osbert Lancaster. Hamish Hamilton, 1962. Frontispiece printed in black and white, and five other plates printed in black, on green paper; red and dark blue mixed-weave linen effect boards, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered silver on spine. Three very small pressure dints on back cover; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper slightly darkened on back panel.

A handsome volume. The dust-wrapper, like the plates, is by Lancaster.

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MO (Timothy). The Redundancy of Courage. Chatto & Windus, London, 1991. Double med.16mo format, notch-bound; two blanks at end; pp.[iv]+408+[iv]; black fine cloth-textured boards, lettered and with short rules gilt on spine; end-papers printed with chameleon design in pale blue-green. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The probable second binding. Mo's fourth novel.

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MONRO (Harold). Some Contemporary poets (1920). Leonard Parsons, Portugal Street, November 1920. Publisher's 16pp. catalogue at end, dated Autumn 1920; Cambridge blue linen grain cloth ruled blind on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on spine, blocked with publisher's device blue through black on back cover. Spine faded, and covers a little marked; piece clipped from front end-paper; short slit at head of half-title; otherwise a nice copy.

Ralph Abercrombie's copy, bearing his signature on the front end-paper.

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MONSARRAT (Nicholas, Lieut. R.N.V.R.). East coast corvette. Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1943. Frontispiece (on verso of half-title) and 6pp. plates from photographs; white self-wrappers printed in blue and black, over very thin boards, an initial blank serving as front board. Very slight general wear to wrappers; otherwise a fine copy.



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MONSARRAT (Nicholas, Lieut.-Commander, R.N.V.R.). Three corvettes: Comprising H.M. Corvette; East Coast Corvette; Corvette Command. With 7 half-tone plates. Cassell And Company, Ltd., London, Toronto, Melbourne, And Sydney, 1945. Post 8vo; frontispiece and three double-sided plates; blank at end; pp.[ii]+268+[ii]; light blue cloth, blocked and lettered black on spine. Fine copy in nicked dust-wrapper.

The first collected edition.

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MONSARRAT (Nicholas, Lieut.-Commander, R.N.V.R.). Three corvettes: Comprising H.M. Corvette; East Coast Corvette; Corvette Command. With 7 half-tone plates. Cassell And Company, Ltd., London, Toronto, Melbourne, And Sydney, 1945. Post 8vo; frontispiece and three double-sided plates; blank at end; pp.[ii]+268+[ii]; light blue cloth, blocked and lettered black on spine. Fine copy in nicked and slightly creased dust-wrapper.

From the library of Desmond Flower, with his small book-label on the front end-paper. Flower was Monsarrat's editor at Cassell's. The first collected edition.

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MONSARRAT (Nicholas). The Cruel Sea. Cassell & Company Ltd., London, 1951. Double extra.cr.l6mo; double spread map on text paper; rough light blue cloth, blocked and lettered silver on spine. Very slight rubbing of silver, but a very nice copy, nonetheless, of Monsarrat's major work, uncommon in first edition. The defective remains of the dust-wrapper (somewhat chipped pictorial front and back panels, and spine) have been laid onto the back end-papers.

From the library of Desmond Flower, with his signature on the upper margin of the title-page and his small book-label on the front end-paper. Flower was Monsarrat's editor at Cassell's.

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MONSARRAT (Nicholas). ‘HMS [sic] Marlborough Will enter Harbour' By Nicholas Monsarrat Illustrated by James Holland. Cassell, And Company Ltd, London, 1952. Sq.med.8vo, printed throughout in deep marina-blue and black; blank before half-title; double-page illustrated title utilising verso of half-title; numerous illustrations in text, some full-page; leaf bearing illustration followed by leaf bearing printer's imprint, versos blank, at end; pp.92+[ii]+[ii]; dark marina green cloth blocked pictorially white on front cover, lettered white up spine. One or two very minor faults, but a nice copy. Scarce.

Desmond Flower's copy, with his ink signature and forty-five line note on the production of the volume on the front end-papers. Dr. Flower was Monsarrat's editor at Cassell's. First separate and first illustrated edition of a story included in Depends What You Mean by Love in 1947. Beautifully printed in Bell type at The Shenval Press. The coding ‘F.952' beneath the printer's imprint presumably indicates the month of printing.

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MONSARRAT (Nicholas). The Ship That Died of Shame & Other stories. Cassell . London, 1959. Extra cr.8vo; blank follows half-title [sic], blank at end; pp.[x]+227+[iii]; hammered light brown wrappers, printed black on front cover and up spine; made up without end-papers. Slight spine-roll; small stain on front cover lightly affecting first two leaves of prelims.; otherwise a nice copy.

From the library of Desmond Flower, but without signs of ownership. Dr. Flower was Monsarrat's editor at Cassell's. Proof Only, so designated on the front wrapper, and on proofing paper. Differs from the published edition in at least several minor respects. According to the front wrapper, scheduled for publication on the 22nd October, 1959, at 15/- net. Coded on the verso of the title-page ‘F.059'.

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MONSARRAT (Nicholas). The Ship That Died of Shame & Other stories. Cassell . London, 1959. Extra cr.8vo; blank precedes half-title, blank at end; pp.[x]+228+[ii]; dull blue cloth-textured boards, lettered and ruled silver on spine. Fore-edges foxed; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed price-clipped dust-wrapper.

From the library of Desmond Flower, with his small engraved book-label on the front end-paper. Dr. Flower was Monsarrat's editor at Cassell's.

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MONSARRAT (Nicholas). Signs of the times [Volume two:] Smith And Jones. Cassell, 1963. Final blank; scarlet boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Volume one of the series was ‘The Time Before This'.

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MONSARRAT (Nicholas). Signs of the times [Volume four:] Something To Hide. Cassell, 1965. Final blank; scarlet boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Volume three in the series was ‘A Fair Day's Work'.

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MONSARRAT (Nicholas). Life is a Four-letter Word. Volume I: Breaking in. Cassell . London, 1966. Double demy 16mo; pp.[xiv]+534; dull rose wrappers, cut flush, printed on the front wrapper in black; issued without end-papers. Spine a little faded; slight marking and creasing of wrappers; one or two small corners turned; in general, however, a nice copy.

‘Proof Only', so designated on the front wrapper. The first volume of Monsarrat's autobiography, scheduled for publication on 17th November, 1966 at 42/- net. From the library of Desmond Flower, Monsarrat's editor at Cassell's, but without signs of ownership. It came as a surprise to us at least to learn that Monsarrat's father was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Liverpool University.

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MONSARRAT (Nicholas). Richer than all his tribe. Cassell, 1968. Double lge.post 16mo; blank before half-title; title extending onto advertisement page on verso of half-title leaf; map on verso of Contents page; two blanks at end; grey-brown boards, blocked, lettered, and with gilt-ruled box on spine. Virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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MONSARRAT (Nicholas). Monsarrat At Sea. Cassell . London, 1975. Double demy 16mo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[viii]+342+[ii]; bright light blue cloth-textured boards, lettered gilt down and on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

From the library of Desmond Flower, and with his small engraved book-label on the front end-paper. All of Monsarrat's sea-stories are here first collected, with the exception of his novel, The Cruel Sea.

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MONSARRAT (Nicholas). [Double-spread title: Nicholas Monsarrat. The Master Mariner Book 1 / Running Proud. Cassell, London, 1978. Extra lge.post 16mo; maps, and other illustrations on text-paper; four blanks at end; pp.[xii]+524+[viii]; blackish brown cloth-textured boards, ruled and lettered gilt down spine. One leaf defective due to a production fault, with loss of about a hundred words; otherwise a very nice copy in dust-wrapper. TOGETHER WITH: MONSARRAT (Nicholas). Nicholas Monsarrat. The Master Mariner Book 2: Darken ship: The unfinished novel. With a biographical introduction by Ann Monsarrat. Cassell, London, 1980. Extra lge.post 16mo; facsimile, maps, and other illustrations on text-paper; blank at end; pp.[viii]+181+[iii]; blackish brown boards, ruled and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper. The two volumes complete,

From the library of Desmond Flower, with his engraved book-label on each front paste-down. Dr. Flower was Monsarrat's editor at Cassells'. The damage to the text in volume one marks it as almost certainly a returned copy taken by Flower as a reading copy.

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MONSARRAT (Nicholas). Nicholas Monsarrat. The Master Mariner Book 2: Darken ship: The unfinished novel. With a biographical introduction by Ann Monsarrat. Cassell, London, 1980. Extra lge.post 16mo; facsimile, maps, and other illustrations on text-paper; blank at end; pp.[viii]+181+[iii]; blackish brown boards, ruled and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Review copy, with the publisher's review note, giving the scheduled date of publication as September 11th 1980, loosely laid in. The book was published at £4.95.

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MONTAGUE (C.E.). The Morning's war. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1913. Publisher's 32pp. inserted catalogue at end; bluish lavender beaded fine linen grain cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Very slight fading of spine; prelims. and edges fairly lightly foxed; inscription dated ‘Nov. 12th, 1913' on front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy.



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MONTAGUE (C.E.). Right off the map. A novel. Chatto and Windus, 1927. Blank before half-title; 4pp. inserted advertisements at end; deep blue cloth lettered gilt on spine; t.e. dark blue; fore-edges rough-trimmed; lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in minutely chipped dust-wrapper.

Fantasy: a war between two imaginary republics, both run by Englishmen. Locke, Spectrum, p.159.

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MONTAGUE (C.E.). Action And other stories. Chatto & Windus, 1928. Blank before half-title; light blue buckram, pale green spine label printed in dark blue; t.e. blue; spare label tipped in at end. Paper of label on spine faded to cream; otherwise a fine copy in darkened dust-wrapper.



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MOORCOCK (Michael). Mother London: A novel. Secker & Warburg. London, 1988. Double extra med.16mo; three blanks at end; pp.[x]+496+[vi]; dull light blue fine cloth textured boards, down-ruled and lettered and lettered gilt on, spine; light blue-grey laid end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Nominated by Jonathan Coe as one of the key London novels of the period. With the author's signed holograph inscription ‘To Martin / Amis - / Affectionately / Michael Moorcock' on the front end-paper. Iain Sinclair, book-dealer and chronicler of London, wrote recently apropos of this volume: "Moorcock's inscriptions & presentations are a sub-genre not yet granted the bibliographical attention they deserve. He has confessed (in a recent documentary film) to having signed a high percentage of science fiction & fantasy titles (by other authors). He frequently uses (retrospective) inscriptions on his own books as ironic asides on his relationship with the literary (and antiquarian book-dealing) world. His tributes are theoretical, parallel universe gestures. Gifts that do not need to reach the hands of the recipients." Amis, of course, might be seen as a rival chronicler of the late century London scene. But this copy was Sinclair's, and presumably inscribed for him!!!

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MOORE (Dorothea). A brave Little royalist. By Dorothea Moore, Author of "My Lady Bellamy" "A Plucky Schoolgirl", "Terry, the Girl-guide" etc. Illustrated by J. Campbell. London, James Nisbet & Co., Limited, 22 Berners Street, W [sic] 1913. Sq.8vo; chromolihtographic frontispiece and three plates, all tipped-on to inset leaves of green paper, and with wax-paper guards; title-page printed in red and black; final leaf blank except for printer's imprint; pp.223+[i]; bevelled light grey fine-weave rough buckram, ruled and blocked black, elaborately blocked, and lettered, gilt, and with chromolithographic onlay, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g.; end-papers printed with a marbled pattern in pale grey. Wax-paper guards a little creased; otherwise as new in dust-wrapper with one minute chip.

The publisher's file copy, bearing a small label with their coding on the spine both of dust-wrapper and book, and their File Copy label on the back panel and back cover. Juvenile.

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MOORE (George). Sister Teresa. T. Fisher Unwin, 1901. Blank before half-title; Japon vellum frontispiece with tissue guard; 4pp. integral, followed by 7pp. inserted advertisements on text-paper at end (verso of last leaf blank); diagonally fine-dotted-line-ribbed green cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Pinhole in cloth of back cover; recto of blank, verso of final advertisement leaf lightly foxed; otherwise an exceptionally nice, partly unopened copy.



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MOORE (George). Sister Teresa. T. Fisher Unwin, 1901. Blank before half-title; Japon vellum frontispiece with tissue guard; 4pp. integral, followed by 7pp. inserted advertisements on text-paper at end (verso of last leaf blank); t.e.g., fore- and lower- edges mainly trimmed; vertically fine ribbed green cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine. Nice copy.



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MOORE (George). The Untilled Field. T. Fisher Unwin, 1903. Advertisement leaf follows half-title page; title-page printed in red and black; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+[420]+[iv]; scarlet smooth cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine, lettered gilt, blocked elaborately, and with publisher's monogram, blind, on front cover; t.e.g, lower-edges rough trimmed. Cloth slightly marked, and gilt on spine a trifle rubbed; otherwise a very nice copy.

First edition in English, preceded by a translation into Gaelic by Tiagh Donoghue. The first issue, the second being in brownish olive cloth.

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MOORE (George). The Untilled Field. T. Fisher Unwin, 1903. Advertisement leaf follows half-title page; title-page printed in red and black; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; brownish olive smooth cloth, black ruled box on spine, lettered black on front cover and spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Front cover very slightly marked; edges, prelims., and advertisements foxed; otherwise very nice.

First edition in English, preceded by a translation into Gaelic by Tiagh Donoghue. The second issue, the first being in scarlet cloth.

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MOORE (George). The Lake. William Heinemann, 1905. Stub of leaf excised before binding precedes half-title; blank at end; pp.vi+334+[ii]; crimson fine linen-effect rough buckram, blocked with publisher's initials device blind on back cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. Slight foxing of prelims.; but a nice copy of a scarce title.



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MOORE (George). Memoirs of My dead life. William Heinemann, 1906. Blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+335+[i (printer's imprint)]; dark grey-green cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, blind, on back cover, ruled and blocked blind on front cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Light mottling of spine; edges, end-papers, and first and last leaf foxed; otherwise a very nice copy. Connolly, Modern Movement, 17.

The first binding, later copies having the spine rules and blocking in blind.‘

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MOORE (George). Memoirs of My dead life. William Heinemann, 1906. Blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+335+[i (printer's imprint)]; dark grey-green cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, blind, on back cover, ruled and blocked blind on front cover, ruled and blocked blind, lettered gilt, on spine; lower-edges uncut. A fine copy. Connolly, Modern Movement, 17.

The second binding, earlier copies having the spine rules and blocking in gilt.

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MOORE (George). ‘Hail and farewell!': Ave. William Heinemann, 1911. Navy blue smooth cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, ruled and blocked blind on front cover, light green on spine, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Nice copy.

The first volume of the ‘Hail and Farewell' trilogy, but the third state of text, without the either version of the initial advertisement leaf being included, and in the second binding of navy blue instead of black cloth..

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MOORE (George). ‘Hail and farewell!': Salve. William Heinemann, 1912. Pp.[iv]+379+[i (blank)]; title-page printed in red and black; two line errata slip tipped in before first leaf of text; navy blue smooth cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, ruled and blocked blind on front cover, light green on spine, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Bookplate removed from front paste-down leaving very slight scuffing; otherwise a nice copy.

The second volume of the ‘Hail and Farewell!' trilogy.

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MOORE (George). ‘Hail and farewell!': Vale. William Heinemann, 1914. Navy blue smooth cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, ruled and blocked blind on front cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Virtually fine copy.

The third volume of the ‘Hail and Farewell' trilogy.

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MOORE (George). The Untilled field. William Heinemann, 1914. Blank before half-title; publisher's 16pp. catalogue bound in at end; slate smooth cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram on back cover, ruled and blocked blind on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Gilt slightly dull; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription, dated ‘October 23 / 1914' on the half-title page. An extensively altered and revised edition of a book first published in English in 1903. The 1903 edition contained thirteen stories; the present edition drops two of these, and adds three new ones, as well as a long Preface in which Moore suggests that this book was an influence upon Synge in writing ‘The Playboy of the Western World'. In this copy p.xi of the Preface is mis-paged x.

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MOORE (George). The brook kerith: A Syrian story. Printed for T. Werner Laurie Ltd., By the Riverside Press Ltd., Edinburgh, 1916. Med.8vo; blank before half-title; limitation leaf (a single inset) precede start of text; quarter Japanese vellum, paper spine label printed in dark blue, textured greyish fawn board sides; blue and white head band; a.e. uncut; greyish fawn end-papers. Covers a little marked and used; first and last page embrowned by contact with end-papers; a little very light foxing; in general a near nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 250 copies numbered and signed by the author.

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MOORE (George). Lewis Seymour And some women. William Heinemann, [21, Bedford Street, London W.C.] 1917. Publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, followed by integral blank; pp.[xii]+310+[ii]; blackish green smooth cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, blind, on back cover, ruled and blocked blind on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Extremely fine copy in slightly rubbed dust-wrapper with small hole in spine. Scarce thus.



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MOORE (George). Avowals. Privately printed for subscribers only by Cumann Sean-eolair na h-Eireann, 1919. Demy 8vo; two blanks before half-title; inset limitation leaf, on thinner paper, following title-leaf; imprint leaf at end; quarter Japon vellum, grey boards, paper spine label printed in brown; a.e. uncut; grey end-papers. Very slight darkening of spine and edges of covers; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 1000 numbered copies, signed by the author. Printed on hand-made paper at The Riverside Press Limited, Edinburgh, and issued in September 1919.

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MOORE (George). Fragments from Heloise and Abelard. Privately Printed for Subscribers, 1921. Med.8vo; greenish grey linen textured wrappers printed reddish brown on front wrapper; ornamentally sewn with lilac silk thread. Wrappers slightly dusty, otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued by way of recording ‘preliminary' revisions to purchasers of the subscription edition of Heloise and Abelard, but far scarcer than the work to which it forms a pendant. A beautiful and typical piece of late George Moore - particularly the Preface. Included also, for no particular reason, is a sonnet, written in French.

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MOORE (George). A Communication to my friends. The Nonesuch Press, 1933. Two blanks before half-title; title-page printed in black and brown (with a design by Stephen Gooden); imprint leaf followed by two blanks at end; brown morocco lettered gilt up spine, light brown board sides; a.e. uncut. Very slight foxing of end-papers, otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 1,000 numbered copies, this copy being marked "out of series". A 79pp. autobiographical fragment which Moore was still working on a few days before his death (January 21st, 1933). It tells of how he first began to write, his first books, his struggle with the libraries, etc.

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MOORE (George). In minor keys: The Uncollected Short Stories of George Moore. Edited with an introduction by David B. Eakin and Helmut E. Gerber. Fourth Estate, 1985. Demy 8vo; final blank; pp.229+[iii]; scarlet beaded linen patterned boards, blocked with publisher's device, ruled, blocked, and lettered, gilt, down spine. A fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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MOORE (George Edward). Principia Ethica. Cambridge At the University Press, 1903. Issued without true end-papers, the outer leaves of the first and last gatherings serving instead; very dark brown buckram, lettered, blocked, and ruled gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Covers very slightly spotted and marked; ‘end-papers' foxed; otherwise in general a very nice copy.

In this copy leaf A8 is a cancel.

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MOORE (T. Sturge). Altdorfer. London 1900 At the Sign of The Unicorn. Sq.demy 8vo; twenty-five full-page plates, on art-paper, printed in a variety of monochrome shades, most with tissue guards; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; quarter cream buckram, grey boards, lettered black on spine and front cover; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Slight general wear to covers; end-papers yellowed; half-title and advertisement leaves foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as number three of The Artist's Library, edited by Laurence Binyon.

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MOORMAN (F.W.). Tales of the Ridings. With a memoir of the author By Professor C. Vaughan. Elkin Mathews, Cork Street, 1920. Portrait frontispiece; integral advertisement leaf followed by imprint leaf at end; pp.[84]+[iv]; dark sea-green buckram lettered black on front cover and up spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Cloth slightly bubbled on back cover; frontispiece foxed, with offsetting onto facing leaves; otherwise a fine copy.

The author was sometime Professor of English at Leeds University.

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MORAVIA (Alberto). Agostino. Translated by Beryl de Zoete With an Introduction by Ian Greenlees. Secker and Warburg, 1947. Lge.post 8vo; quarter white cloth lettered blue down spine, white boards printed with a fleece pattern in black. Fine in dust-wrapper.

Awarded a prize as the best novel published in Italy in 1945. The first edition in English.

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MORAVIA (Alberto). The time of Indifference. Translated by Angus Davidson. Secker & Warburg, 1953. Blue boards, blocked, ruled, and lettered silver on spine. Nice copy.



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MORAVIA (Alberto). The wayward Wife And other stories. Selected and Translated by Angus Davidson. Secker & Warburg, 1960. Double cr.16mo; final blank; blue boards ruled, blocked, and lettered silver on spine. Fine copy in near-fine dust-wrapper.



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MORAVIA (Alberto). The Voice of the Sea And other stories. Translated from the Italian by Angus Davidson. Double lge.post 16mo, perfect bound; final blank; pale powder blue boards blocked and lettered black on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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MORGAN (Charles Langbridge). The gunroom. A. & C. Black, Ltd., 1919. Advertisement leaf before half-title; violet fine dotted line ribbed cloth lettered gilt on blind panels on spine. Spine torn at head and tail, cloth expertly restored at joints; front end-paper creased, otherwise internally a fine copy.

The author's scarce first book.

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MORGAN (Charles). My name is legion. William Heinemann, Ltd., 1925. Blank before half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; bright green buckram ruled blind on front cover, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Spine faded; small stain on front end-paper; light foxing of edges and prelims.; otherwise a nice copy.



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MORGAN (Charles). Reflections In a mirror. Second series. London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1946. Pp.[viii]+[229]+[i (blank)]; light green buckram lettered gilt on spine; light buff end-papers. Nice copy.

Essays, mainly reprinted from the "Times Literary Supplement", and two lectures: Ideas at War; Creative Imagination; France is an Idea Necessary to Civilisation; The Map and the Clock; A Good German; Edmund Blunden's "Thomasine"; Paul Verlaine; The Independence of Landor; Robert Nichols; etc.

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MORGAN (Charles). A breeze Of morning. London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1951. Final blank; pp.[viii]+[237]+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; light green buckram lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly nicked and darkened dust-wrapper.

The first binding, later copies being in green smooth fine linen, instead of buckram, of a slightly lighter shade. The front inside flap of the dustwrapper does not have the price clipped off as with the later issue.

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MORGAN (Edwin). Essays. A Carcanet Press Publication, 1974. Demy 8vo; pp[viii]+299+[i (blank); puce fine beaded-linen-textured boards blocked with publisher's device and down-lettered gilt on spine; salmon red laid end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper slightly faded on spine.

Signed by the author on the title-page. Very interesting and frequently perceptive essays, including: A Glimpse of Petavius; The Poet and the Particle; Into the Constellation: Some thoughts on the Origin and Nature of Concrete Poetry; The resources of Scotland; The Beatnik in the Kailyard; as well as pieces on Mervyn Peake, Dunbar, Wordsworth, Stevenson, Edwin Muir, MacDiarmid, Iain Crichton Smith, James Bridie, etc.

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[MORGAN (Edwin).]. Edwin Morgan: an interview By Marshall Walker. Akros Publications, Preston, 1977. 24pp., tall f'cap 4to format, wire-stitched as a single gathering into light puce card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front in black; issued without half-title or end-papers. Fine copy.



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