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.

ANTHOLOGY. New writing And writers 13. By Samuel Beckett, Steven Berkoff, Nikolai Bokov, Edward Bond, Elspeth Davie, Tony Duvert, A.R. Lamb, Gertrud Leutenegger, Naomi May, George Moor, N.E. Nikto, Antonia Pozzi, Roderick Watson. John Calder, 1976. Double lge.post 16mo, perfect bound; pp.224; card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black and orange, inside in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.



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ANTHOLOGY. Night And day. Edited And with an introduction by Christopher Hawtree. Preface by Graham Greene. Chatto & Windus, 1985. Med.4to in sixteens; frontispiece on verso of half-title, and numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.xiv+278; dull sea-green cloth-textured boards, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

A selection including work by Graham Greene, Anthony Powell, Evelyn Waugh, Osbert Lancaster, Herbert Read, Edward Ardizzone, Nigel Balchin, John Betjeman, Elizabeth Bowen, Cyril Connolly, Walter de la Mare, William Empson, Christopher Isherwood, Gerald Kersh, Rose Macaulay, R.K. Narayan, William Plomer, V.S. Pritchett, Stevie Smith, James Thurber, etc., etc. An Appendix includes a piece by Evelyn Waugh written for a pre-production dummy issue of the magazine, together with two pieces by Waugh and one by Lancaster written for issues that were never to appear, and here first published - as is also, of course Graham Greene's Preface.

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ANTHOLOGY. Night Thoughts: The Spectator Bedside Book. Edited by Patrick Marnham. Chatto & Windus: The Hogarth Press, London, 1983. Extra cr.8vo format, perfect bound; illustrations in text; pp.256; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black and blue on sides and spine; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

Contributors include Anthony Blond, Peregrine Worsthorne, C.H. Sisson, Auberon Waugh, A.N. Wilson, Germaine Greer, Peter Ackroyd, Shiva Naipaul, Graham Greene, Clive James, James Fenton, John Christopher, Kingsley Amis, Harold acton, Richard Ingrams, Bernard Levin, etc.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Notes From the New Underground. An anthology Edited by Jesse Kornbluth. [Viking Press,] New York, N.D. [1968]. Unrevised proofs plastic springbound in printed yellow card wrappers, first and last leaves blank, the pages numbered by hand; the initial blank with pasted-on photocopy of the American publisher's advance catalogue description of the volume; the upper wrapper bears a pasted-on slip giving details relating to the American edition, including a note of the publication date as ‘November 20', and also the pasted-on trade slip of the agent in England to whom this advance copy was sent in order that an English publisher might be found. Covers marked, otherwise a very nice copy.

"A fascinating job of documentation and distillation of what is being written today by the alienated for the alienated. A majority of the selections are culled from a vast array of so-called underground newspapers, but Kornbluth . . . has also ranged beyond to include key utterances by such elder statesmen as Allen Ginsberg, and the study of the Beatles by Richard Poirier . . ." - publisher's blurb. Includes pieces by Goodman, McClure, Ginsberg, Paul McCartney, Burroughs, Leary, Snyder, Alan Watts, etc, etc. British Library, Oxford, and York copies only on COPAC, all the American edition. Possibly it did not find an English publisher . . .

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. The odd volume Literary and artistic. Edited by B.W. Matz. Published in aid of the Funds of the national Book trade provident society. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co. Ltd., 1908. Double cr.8vo; one gathering at beginning, three at end, commercial and book trade advertisements, printed on supercalendered paper; frontispiece and six plates in full colour; sixteen double sided plates in black and white; large crimson wrappers, printed with commercial advertisements in black on inside and back wrappers, front wrapper printed in black and with full colour onlay. Large edges of wrappers slightly frayed; otherwise a fine copy.

Contributors include F. Anstey, G.K. Chesterton, Marie Corelli, Ridgwell Cullum, Austin Dobson, Harry Graham, A.E.W. Mason, George Meredith, Alfred Noyes, Baroness Orczy, Sir Gilbert Parker, R.L. Stevenson, Arthur Waugh, I. Zangwill, etc. Artists include Rene Bull, William Hyde, Bernard Partridge, Arthur Rackham, Byam Shaw, etc. Sullivan, 548.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Old school. Essays By Divers [sic] Hands. Edited by Graham Greene. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, 1934. Lge.post 8vo; dark charcoal cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device on back cover, lettered on front cover and spine, and with three short rules on spine, all pale blue-green; lower-edges uncut. Slight general wear to covers, and back end-papers slightly cracking; front paste-down scuffed where a label has been removed; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Contributors include W.H. Auden, H.E. Bates, Elizabeth Bowen, Walter Greenwood, L.P. Hartley, Harold Nicolson, Sean O'Faolain, William Plomer, Anthony Powell, E Arnot Robertson, Stephen Spender, Antonia White, Graham Greene, etc.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Orion: A miscellany. Nicholson & Watson, 1945. Lge.post 8vo; half-title not called for; deep pink cloth, lettered silver on front cover and up spine. Spine a little faded, as usual; two slightly thinned patches on front free end-paper where inscriptions have been removed; otherwise a nice copy.

In this copy the ‘W' of ‘Watson' on the title-page is broken. Edited by Rosamund Lehmann, Edwin Muir, Denys Kilham Roberts, and C. Day Lewis. Contributors include Rose Macaulay, Walter de la Mare, I. Compton-Burnett, Edith Sitwell, Spender, Plomer, Frank O'Connor, Margiad Evans, Leonard Woolf, John Lehmann, Henry Reed, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Orion volume II edited by Rosamond Lehmann, D. Kilham Roberts, C. Day Lewis, Edwin Muir. Nicholson & Watson, Autumn, 1945. Roy.8vo; cerise cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy.

Edwin Muir, Blunden, Elizabeth Bowen, Laurie Lee, Stevie Smith, Roy Fuller, de la Mare, Osbert Sitwell, memories of Virginia Woolf by Logan Pearsall Smith (including nine letters from her here first printed), etc.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Oxford And the Groups: The Influence of the Groups Considered by Rev. G.F. Allen, John Maud, Miss B.E. Gwyer, C.R. Morris, W.H. Auden, R.H.S. Crossman, Dr. L.P. Jacks, Rev. E.R. Micklem, Rev. J.W.C. Wand, Rev. M.C. D'Arcy, S.J., Professor L.W. Grensted. Edited by R.H.S. Crossman. Preface by Dr. W.B. Selbie. Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1934. S,.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[2]+xiv+208; black cloth lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy. Scarce.



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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Parody party: E.C. Bentley; John Betjeman; Ivor Brown; Cyril Connolly; Francis Iles; D.B. Wyndham Lewis; Rose Macaulay; A.G. Macdonnell; J.B. Morton; L.A. Pavey; Edward Shanks; G.B. Stern; Rebecca West; Douglas Woodruff. Edited By Leonard Russell. Nicolas Bentley drew the pictures. Hutchinson, 1936. Lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title; numerous illustrations on text-paper; green coarse buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. green. Nice copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Authors parodied include Hemingway, Hugh Walpole, Dorothy Sayers ('Greedy Night'), Sir James Barrie, Aldous Huxley, John Buchan, J.B. Priestley, Somerset Maugham, etc.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. The Penguin New writing. Edited by John Lehmann. Volume I. Allen Lane, Penguin Books, Harmondsworth Middlesex England, 1940. Double tall f'cap 8vo; portrait frontispiece on verso of half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in orange and black, inside in black, pp.2, 3, and 4 bearing commercial advertisements; issued without end-papers. Unobtrusive signature on front wrapper; otherwise a fine copy.

Contributors include George Orwell, Isherwood, M.R. Anand, William Plomer, V.S. Pritchett, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. The penguin New writing 27. Edited by John Lehmann. Penguin Books, London and New York, April 1946. Four plates in full colour, 8pp. in monochrome; white wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, lime green, and blue. Very nice copy.

Contributions by Sansom, Osbert Sitwell, Stephen Potter, Norman Swallow, etc., here first printed; first English publication of work by Edith Sitwell, MacNeice, Day Lewis, Spender, Heath-Stubbs, etc. One of the colour plates is by Michael Ayrton, several of those in monochrome by Roger Furse.

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ANTHOLOGY. The penguin New writing 30. Edited by John Lehmann. Penguin Books, London and New York, 1947. Four plates in full colour, eight in monochrome; white wrappers, cut flush, printed in pale blue, black, and brick red. Slight dusting of wrappers; poor quality paper showing some marginal embrowning; otherwise a nice copy.

First English publication of work by MacNeice, Graham Greene, Henry Reed, Norman Nicholson, Pasternak, V.S. Pritchett, etc. The colour plates are by Graham Sutherland, Keith Vaughan, Edward Burra, and Leslie Hurry.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Penguin New writing Edited by John Lehmann. 38. Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1949. Double cr.16mo; eight double-sides plates printed in sepia; white wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in orange-red, black, and yellow; issued without end-papers. Poor quality paper slightly embrowned in margins; small, neat, ownership inscription on half-title; otherwise a nice copy.

Includes work by Edith Sitwell, Denton Welch, Terence Tiller, Saul Bellow, Rupert Croft-Cooke, C.V. Wedgwood, David Higham, etc., all either here first published or appearing for the first time in England.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Pleasure Ground. A Miscellany of English Writing Edited by Malcolm Elwin. Macdonald & Co., (Publishers) Ltd., 19 Ludgate Hill, 1947. Lge.16mo; two blanks at end, serving as back end-papers; eight double-sided plates; yellow cloth lettered lilac down spine, blocked lilac on front cover. Fine copy in rubbed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Contributors include T.F. Powys, Llewelyn Powys, Elizabeth Myers, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Henry Williamson, J. Middleton Murry, John Redwood Anderson, Henry Treece, etc. All contributions are here first published.

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ANTHOLOGY. Poetry London X Edited by Tambimuttu. Editions Poetry London, December 1944. Lge.sq.8vo; 4pp. illustrations in colour, 2 plates and 8pp. on text paper in black and white; fawn cloth lettered gilt up spine. Head and tail of spine slightly worn, gilt rubbed and dull; otherwise a very nice copy.

Includes poems by Robert Greacen, Michael Hamburger, Augustus John, Patrick Kavanagh, Maurice Lindsay, James Mackereth, Henry Miller, Sylvia Read, James Reeves, Stevie Smith, and R.S. Thomas, etc., as well as prose by Lawrence Durrell, Henry Miller, Julian Symons, Charles Williams, Norman Nicholson, Alex Comfort, etc., and Mervyn Peake's ‘Drawings for The Ancient Mariner'. A huge anthology.

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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.

ANTHOLOGY. Post-bag diversions Elicited by E.V. Lucas. With 12 illustrations. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street W.C., 1934. Tall narrow 8vo; four inserted plates; other illustrations on text-paper; black fine-weave cloth, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Selections from letters of Maurice Baring, J.M. Barrie, Max Beerbohm, Belloc, Arnold Bennett, Augustine Birrell, Blunden, Conrad, Walter de la Mare, Austin Dobson, Elgar, Claud Lovat Fraser, Galsworthy, Gosse, ‘F. Anstey', A.P. Herbert, Maurice Hewlett, M.R. James, Gertrude Jekyll, Rudyard Kipling, Andrew Lang, Leacock, A.E.W. Mason, A.A. Milne, A. Edward Newton, Gilbert Parker, Eden Phillpotts, Pinero, G.B. Shaw, T.E. Shaw [i.e., Lawrence], J.C. Squire, G.L. Stampa, Tomlinson, G.M. Trevelyan, Edgar Wallace, Hugh Walpole, etc., etc., etc., all here first published.

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ANTHOLOGY. The press album: Published in aid of the Journalists' orphan fund. Edited by Thos. Catling. John Murray, 1909. Sq.demy 8vo; blank before half-title; full-colour frontispiece with tissue guard; twenty-five plates in black and white, and seven plates of facsimile autographs; other facsimile autographs of contributors on text-paper; 36pp. commercial advertisements on imitation art-paper at end; light red buckram, blocked and lettered dark-red on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine. Slight fading and marking of cloth; end-papers and front blank foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Contributors include Alfred Austin, M.E. Braddon, Alfred Noyes, Marie Corelli, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Beatrice Harraden, Alfred Sutro, Rosamund Marriott-Watson, W. Pett Ridge, Katharine Tynan, Jerome K. Jerome, Sir Gilbert Parker, Mrs. Meynell, Eden Phillpotts, Silas K. Hocking, Lady Ritchie [i.e. Anne Thackeray], Tom Gallon, John Galsworthy, H.B. Mariott-Watson, F. Anstey, St. John Adcock, Coulson Kernahan, Arthur Morrison, Walter Jerrold, etc. Illustrators include Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, John Hassall, Hugh Thomson, Raven Hill, Harry Furniss, W. Heath Robinson, Rene Bull, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Printers' Pie: A Festival Souvenir of the Printers' Pension, Almshouse And Orphan Asylum Corporation, 1904. Published at The offices of "The Sphere", Great New Street, 1904. Double demy 8vo, wire-stabbed; 16pp. commercial advertisements on semi-art paper precede half-title; final gathering of semi-art paper includes one leaf of commercial advertisements; pp.[xvi]+114; full colour frontispiece, with tissue guard, four plates in colour, eight in black and white, two full page illustrations in half-tone (included in last gathering), and a two-page facsimile on text-paper; pale brown large wrappers, printed in blue on front, back, and inside wrappers, with full colour onlay on front and back, the back and inside wrappers bearing commercial advertisements; issued without end-papers. Very nice copy. Scarce.

Literary contributors include W.L. Alden, F. Anstey, Alfred Austen, M.E. Braddon, Austin Dobson, Tom Gallon, Sarah Grand, Thomas Hardy (reproduction of partofthe ms. of ‘The Dynasts'), Katharine Tynan Hinkson, C.J. Cutcliffe Hyne, J.K. Jerome, Andrew Lang, Ouida, William Le Queux, W. Pett Ridge, "Rita", G.R. Sims, Israel Zangwill, etc. Illustrators include John Hassall, L. Raven Hill, Will Owen, S.H. Sime, Lawson Wood, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Pub: A Celebration. Edited by Angus McGill. Longmans, 1969. Final blank; numerous illustrations, by various artists, on text-paper; scarlet boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper designed by Osbert Lancaster.

Contributions by J.B. Priestley, Stephen Potter, Patrick Campbell, Gwyn Thomas, A.P. Herbert, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. The pushcart prize, IX: best of the small presses. . . .With an index to the first nine volumes. An annual press small reader Edited by Bill Henderson With The Pushcart Prize editors. Introduction by Jayne Anne Phillips. Published by The Pushcart Press, 1984-85 Edition. Best of the small presses the pushcart prize, IX: [sic] N.D. [July, 1984]. Double super Roy.16mo, perfect bound; leaf bearing publisher's device on recto, blank on verso, precedes half-title, another follows last leaf of text; double-spread title utilizing verso of half-title; Acknowledgments leaf and leaf bearing dedication follow title-leaf; blank at end; pp.588+[i]+[iii]; quarter dark blue rough buckram, lettered and with short rule silver on spine, pale greenish-blue boards and end-papers; blue and white head and tail bands; fore-edges uncut. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Important, as much as anything, for the Index. Includes work by William Stafford, Richard Eberhart and William Carlos Williams, Raymond Carver, Hayden Carruth, Malcolm Cowley, etc., etc., as well as an Introduction by Jayne Anne Phillips.

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ANTHOLOGY. The queen's Gift book. In aid of Queen Mary's convalescent Auxiliary hospitals For soldiers and sailors who Have lost their limbs in the war. Hodder and Stoughton, N.D. [1915]. Cr.4to; portrait frontispiece, and eleven plates, printed in full colour and laid on to sheets of buff paper printed with frames and captions in blue; numerous other illustrations on text-paper; pale blue linen grain cloth, ruled blind, blocked and lettered dark blue, on front cover, lettered gilt down spine. Spine and edges of covers very slightly faded, and boards just a trifle warped; a very little light foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Literary contributors include Galsworthy, J.M. Barrie, E.F. Benson, John Buchan, Hall Caine, Conrad, Ethel M. Dell, Conan Doyle, Jeffery Farnol, Beatrice Harraden, Joseph Hocking, Jerome K. Jerome, Gilbert Parker, Neil Munro, Somerville and Ross, "Sapper", Maud Diver, Mrs. Humphrey Ward, etc.; illustrators include Harry Rountree, E.H. Shepard, Russell Flint, Arthur Rackham, Edmund Blampied, Gordon Browne, C.E. Brock, W. Heath Robinson, Charles Robinson, etc., etc. There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face pp.8, 16, 33, 36, 45, 80, 97, 118, 129, 146, and 159.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Radio listener's Week-end book. A selection From notable broadcasts of The past five years. Edited by John Pringle. Odhams Press Limited, N.D. [1950]. (Bears the odd notice on verso of title: ‘Copyright T. 1250.Q.'). Numerous illustrations in the text by ‘Biro'; turquoise cloth lettered dark blue on spine. Fine copy in very slightly rubbed dust-wrapper. Scarce.

Includes ‘Heroes are made in Childhood' by Graham Greene, as well as work by Blackwood, James Stephens, Harold Nicolson, L.A.G. Strong, Compton Mackenzie, Dame Laura Knight, Priestley, Benjamin Britten, Sir Keneth Clark, V. Sackville-West, G.B. Stern, James Laver, P.H. Newby, etc., etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Real Thing: Seven stories Of love Edited by Peggy Woodford. The Bodley Head, 1977. Double demy 16mo; final blank; light green boards ruled and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

A.L. Barker, Emma Smith, William Trevor, Peggy Woodford, Lynne Reid Banks, Rumer Godden, Rosemary Sutcliff.

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ANTHOLOGY. The road to Damascus. Edited by John A. O'Brien. W.H. Allen, 1949. Double post 16mo; front free end-paper printed as half-title, back free end-paper printed as Acknowledgments leaf (sic!); pale greyish lavender cloth, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's monogram device, gilt, on spine. Small faded patch on spine; small hole in front pastedown due to insect damage; lengthy inscription on front free end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in chipped dust-wrapper.

Contributors include Evelyn Waugh, Sheila Kaye-Smith, Frances Parkinson Keyes, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Rosemary Collected & Compiled by F. de Burgh & Walter Stoneman. With 21 Camera Portraits. Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., N.D. [1924]. Title-page printed in green and black; twenty-one photographic plates, and one other; bevelled blue coarse buckram lettered gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine faded and covers just a little marked; otherwise a fine copy.

Contributions by Conan Doyle, Chesterton, Noyes, de la Mare, Galsworthy, Buchan, Eden Phillpotts, Pemberton, Compton Mackenzie, Arnold Bennett, etc., with portraits of the authors.

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ANTHOLOGY. Saints and ourselves: Personal Studies By T.S. Gregory, Harman Grisewood, Douglas Hyde, Sheila Kaye-Smith, J.B. Morton, Rosalind Murray, Edward Sackville-West, Henry Slesser, Robert Speaight, E.B. Strauss, Evelyn Waugh and Antonia White. Edited by Philip Caraman, S.J. Hollis & Carter,1953. Demy 8vo; sky blue cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. blue. Nice copy in frayed and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.



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ANTHOLOGY. Saturday night Reader. Edited by Emma Tennant. W.H. Allen, 1979. Sm.imp.8vo; frontispiece on verso of half-title, and other illustrations on text-paper; final blank; white glazed boards printed in black, yellow and red; white end-papers printed with all-over pattern in black. Mint copy.

Issued without a dust-wrapper. Includes stories by Angela Carter, Claud Cockburn, Hilary Bailey, Ted Hughes, J.G. Ballard, Elaine Feinstein, John Sladek, etc., poems by Ruth Fainlight, Ted Hughes, etc., and other contributions by Robert Lowell, James Greene, etc. An interesting and unusual anthology.

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ANTHOLOGY. Scrutinies By various writers. Collected by Edgell Rickword. Wishart & Company, 1928. Blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Half-title, last page of text, and edges slightly foxed, but a very nice copy. Scarce.

Includes essays by Edwin Muir, D.H. Lawrence, Graves, Roy Campbell, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. The second Bedside Book: An anthology Edited by Julian Shuckburgh. Windward, 1981. Med.8vo; printed throughout in black and brown; numerous illustrations on text-paper; brown boards ruled and lettered gilt and black down spine; old cream end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Includes reprinted material by Martin Amis, Cavafy, Fowles, Jong, Koestler, Le Carre, Murdoch, Eric Partridge, Pasternak, Piers Paul Read, Mrs. Leslie Stephen (from a pamphlet privately printed in 1883), Updike, Evelyn Waugh, etc. A pleasantly produced volume.

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ANTHOLOGY. The second Mercury Story book. With an introduction By Robert Lynd. Longmans, Green and Co, 1931. Blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.xii+[414]; mottled dark blue linen, ruled and blocked with Mercury device blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. dark blue. Fine copy in slightly darkened dust-wrapper.

Includes stories by Maurice Baring, Francis Brett Young, Karel Capek, John Betjeman, David Hilcot (Geoffrey Household), Henry Williamson, J.B. Priestley, Eric Linklater, C.E. Montague, M.R. James, J.C. Squire, Gerald Bullett, Max Beerbohm, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Selected Writing Edited by Reginald Moore; Poetry selected by Tambimuttu. Nicholson & Watson, Number one, Craven House, Kingsway, London, W.C.1, [on Foreword heading:] Autumn, 1941. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; pp.158+[ii]; pale brown rough buckram, lettered dark brown on front cover. Fine copy in slightly scuffed dust-wrapper.

Marghanita Laski, Gerald Kersh, G.S. Fraser, Arthur Calder-Marshall, Alan Rook, William Saroyan, Anne Ridler, Storm Jameson, Alun Lewis, Rupert Croft-Cooke, Kay Boyle, Francis Scarfe, Phyllis Bottome, David Gascoyne, Norman Nicholson, Norah Hoult, Vernon Watkins, V.S. Pritchett, etc. The rather scarce first volume of SElected Writing.

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ANTHOLOGY. Selected Writing Edited by Reginald Moore; Poetry selected by Tambimuttu. Winter 1944, Nicholson & Watson, 26, Manchester Square, London, W.1. Final blank; pp.173+[iii]; pale blue-green wrappers, cut flush, lettered in dark green down spine and on front cover (with title only); made up without end-papers. Slight spine roll, but a very nice copy.

We know of three issues of this volume in cloth, but we have never previously seen a copy in wrappers: it is possible that it may be a proof. Contributors include Ethel Manin, Alun Lewis, Rhys Davies, Alex Comfort, F.T. Prince, George Barker, Julian Symons, W.S. Graham, Richard Church, Ruthven Todd, Kathleen Raine, Geoffrey Grigson, Anne Ridler, Lawrence Durrell, Sean O'Faolain, Frank O'Connor, etc. The third volume of Selected Writing.

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ANTHOLOGY. Selected Writing Edited by Reginald Moore; Poetry selected by Tambimuttu. Winter 1944, Nicholson & Watson, 26, Manchester Square, London, W.1. Green cloth lettered in dark green down spine and on front cover. A fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

First issue dust-wrapper, printed predominantly in green, and bearing printed price ‘4/6' on corner of front flap. Ethel Mannin, Alun Lewis, Rhys Davies, Alex Comfort, F.T. Prince, George Barker, Julian Symons, W.S. Graham, Richard Church, Ruthven Todd, Kathleen Raine, Geoffrey Grigson, Anne Ridler, Lawrence Durrell, Sean O'Faolain, Frank O'Connor, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Selected Writing Edited by Reginald Moore; Poetry selected by Tambimuttu. Winter 1944, Nicholson & Watson, 26, Manchester Square, London, W.1. Green cloth lettered in dark green down spine and on front cover. Fine copy in slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

Second issue dust-wrapper, printed predominantly in red. Ethel Mannin, Alun Lewis, Rhys Davies, George Barker, Alex Comfort, F.T. Prince, Julian Symons, W.S. Graham, Richard Church, Ruthven Todd, Kathleen Raine, Geoffrey Grigson, Anne Ridler, Lawrence Durrell, Sean O'Faolain, Frank O'Connor, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Seventy years Of song. Edited by J.B. Booth. Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., N.D. [1943]. Post 8vo; 8pp. on chalk surfaced paper at front and back, bearing advertisements and title-page; half-title not called for; four double sided plates; pp.[viii]+80+[viii]; pale cream card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Issued (according to the dust-wrapper) in aid of the Toc H War Services Fund in connection with an event held at the Royal Albert Hall on 16th June, 1943. The dust-wrapper bears the words ‘Signed copy', and the front wrapper the signature of Charles B. Cochran, who edited the volume. Contributors include Max Beerbohm (foreword, and cartoon of Noel Coward), Noel Coward, James Agate, and Cochran himself, the subjects treated ranging from ‘Our Back-Street', through ‘War Songs' and ‘The Miracle of Gilbert and Sullivan', to ‘Grand Opera'.

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ANTHOLOGY. Spectator Harvest. 1952. Lge.16mo; two blanks before half-title, three at end, the outermost serving as paste-downs; orange fine cloth blocked and lettered blue down spine. A nice copy in the dust-wrapper.

Contributions by Harold Nicolson, John Arlott, Sartre, Spender, Dunsany, Eleanor Farjeon, de la Mare, Kirkup, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Spectrum: A Spectator Miscellany. Longmans, Green and Co, 1956. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[2]+x+250+[ii]; grey beaded fine-linen textured boards, panelled pale blue-grey, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy.

Contributors include Kingsley Amis, Elizabeth Jennings, Evelyn Waugh, R.A. Butler, John Betjeman, Peter Fleming, Philip Larkin, Virginia Graham, ‘Ixn Flxmxng', Angus Wilson, C.A. Trypanis, C.S. Lewis, etc., etc., many of the above being represented by multiple contributions. Not listed in Bloomfield's Larkin Bibliography.

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ANTHOLOGY. Springtime two An anthology of current Trends in literature Edited by Peter Owen And Wendy Owen. Peter Owen, 1958. Final blank; yellow cloth-effect boards lettered green down spine; marina blue end-papers. Spine bumped at head, otherwise a very nice copy.

Includes work by Anna Kavan, William Carlos Williams, Muriel Spark, Stevie Smith, Peter Levi, etc. The first issue, with the full title on the spine.

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ANTHOLOGY. Springtime two An anthology of current Trends in literature Edited by Peter Owen And Wendy Owen. Peter Owen, 1958. Final blank; yellow cloth-effect boards lettered green down spine; marina blue end-papers. Slight fading of end-papers, otherwise a very nice copy in slightly rubbed and faded dust-wrapper.

Includes work by Anna Kavan, William Carlos Williams, Muriel Spark, Stevie Smith, Peter Levi, etc. The first issue, with the full title on the spine.

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ANTHOLOGY. Springtime two An anthology of current Trends in literature Edited by Peter Owen And Wendy Owen. Peter Owen, 1958. Final blank; glazed yellow vertical-rib-effect boards blocked and lettered green down spine; white end-papers. Fine copy in slightly faded dust-wrapper.

Includes work by Anna Kavan, William Carlos Williams, Muriel Spark, Stevie Smith, Peter Levi, etc. The second issue, with the Vision Press device on the spine, which also does not bear the word ‘Springtime'.

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ANTHOLOGY. Stories From the Transatlantic Review. Edited by Joseph F. McCrindle. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1970. Double med.16mo; two blanks at end; very dark brown boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Alan Sillitoe, Malcolm Bradbury, John Updike, Joyce Carol Oates, Penelope Gilliatt, William Trevor, Paul Bowles, V.S. Pritchett, Frank Tuohy, etc., etc., etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Streets of stone: An Anthology of Glasgow Short Stories. Edited by Moira Burgess and Hamish Whyte. 1985, The Salamander Press, Edinburgh. Double cr.16mo; illustrations in text; pp.[x]+182; white glazed wrappers, cut flush, printed in black and green; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Contributors include Alasdair Gray, J.F. Hendry, James Kelman, Tom Leonard, Stephen Mulrine, Alan Spence, Geddes Thomson, Bill Turner, Joan Ure, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Studies in the Arts. Proceedings of The St. Peter's College Literary society. Edited by Francis Warner, Fellow and Tutor of St. Peter's College, Oxford. New York, Barnes & Noble Inc. 1968. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; two plates (one double-sided); pp.[2]+viii+180+[2]; yellow-green cloth lettered copper down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First edition, American issue. Printed in England, where it was issued by Blackwells in the same year. Contributors include Edmund Blunden, Robert Speight (on T.S. Eliot), Kathleen Raine, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. The survival years. A collection of American writings of the 1940's Edited by Jack Salzman. Pegasus, New York, 1969. Double lge.post 16mo; red buckram blocked and lettered white down spine; blue and white headband. Near-fine copy in dust-wrapper.

John Berryman, Irwin Shaw, Saul Bellow, Arthur Miller, Marianne Moore, Robert Lowry, Randall Jarrell, Norman Mailer, Archibald MacLeish, Van Wyck Brooks, William Carlos Williams, John Crowe Ransom, Robert Lowell, Robert Penn Warren, Theodore Roethke, Paul Bowles, Truman Capote, Carson McCullers, Lionel Trilling, etc., etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. "The Editor Regrets . . ." Stories by Louis Golding, Alec Waugh, John Brophy, Martin Armstrong, H.A. Manhood, James Laver, F. Tennyson Jesse, G.B. Stern, C.S. Forester, L.A. Pavey, Dorothy Whipple, H.E. Bates, Daphne Du Maurier, A.E. Coppard, L.A.G. Strong. Edited by George Joseph. Introduction by Alice M. Head. Michael Joseph Ltd., 14 Henrietta Street, London, W.C.2, 1937. Pp.320; pale grey-blue cloth lettered and blocked with publisher's device, silver, on spine; daffodil yellow end-papers. Very slight damp-spotting of a few top margins, but a nice copy.

Fifteen stories, all rejected by at least one magazine editor, and all but four previously unpublished in any form.

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ANTHOLOGY. They go, the Irish. A Miscellany of War-time Writing. Compiled by Leslie Daiken. Nicholson & Watson, 1944. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; blank at end, serving as paste-down; emerald green cloth, lettered black up spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Sean O'Casey, H.L. Morrow, Violet McGuire, Ewart Milne, Jim Phelan, the editor, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Tradition and Experiment In present-day literature. Addresses delivered At the City Literary Institute. 1929, Oxford University Press, London: Humphrey Milford. Green cloth lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed. Cloth of spine worn, and slightly chipped at headband; a fine unopened copy internally.

Lectures by T.S. Eliot, Rebecca West, Osbert Burdett, A.J.A. Symons, C.K. Munro, Ashley Dukes, Edith Sitwell, Edmund Blunden, J.D. Beresford, and R.H. Mottram, all here first published.

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ANTHOLOGY. Unit 1. The modern movement In English architecture Painting and sculpture. Edited by Herbert Read. Cassell and Company Ltd, London: Toronto, Melbourne: Sydney, 1934. Double cr.4to; numerous illustrations on text-paper; final leaf blank but for printer's imprint on verso; yellow Sundour cloth lettered milk chocolate on front cover and down spine. Covers a little rubbed and marked and with some amateur restoration to the large enamelled areas of lettering on front cover; otherwise a nice copy of a very scarce book.

This copy given by H.A. Gentry (business manager at Cassells) to his son Bryen at Christmas 1936 was subsequently acquired by Desmond Flower who added his book-label and a holograph pencilled note, authenticating the provenance, and recounting how he had been approached by Paul Nash to publish the volume. V. Flower's autobiography, ‘Fellows in Foolscap', pp.137-8, for a more detailed comment on the aims and objects of the Unit 1 group of artists, and his opinion in respect of the present volume that it is "one of our [i.e., Cassells] most interesting publications [of 1936], and one of the scarcest if anyone wants to get hold of it second-hand to-day". We would not disagree with him on either count! The volume consists of an Introduction by Herbert Read (incorporating a long letter from Paul Nash) and, to quote Flower again, "a uniform entry on each artist: a photograph of his head and hands (the latter very interesting), an essay by him on his beliefs and practices, and reproductions of his work. The artists were Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, John Armstrong, John Biffe, Edward Burra, Tristram Hillier, Paul Nash, Ben Nicholson, Edward Wadsworth, Wells Coates and Colin Lucas. The last two were the architects." The note on Burra was written by Douglas Cooper; the rest by the artists themselves.

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ANTHOLOGY. Unpublished letters from The collection of John Wild. Selected and Edited by R.N. Carew Hunt. First Series. Philip Allan & Co., Ltd., 1930. Four large folding facsimiles (one double sided); original quarter cloth, paper label. Label slightly marked, otherwise a fine copy, complete with errata slip, and the spare label tipped in at end.

Letters from Marvell, Gay, Pope, Chesterfield, Isaac Watts, Frances Sheridan, Richardson, Sterne, Burke, Crabbe, Byron, Shelley, Maria Edgeworth, La Rochefaucauld, Voltaire, Goethe, Herder, etc., etc. Some of the letters are not unimportant. One of those from Sterne, for instance, is that in which he offered Dodsley the first two volumes of Tristram Shandy: "The Plan, as you will percieve [sic], is a most extensive one, - taking in not only the Weak part of the Sciences, in wch. the true point of ridicule lies - but everything else, which I find laugh-at-able in my way." This letter is one of those shown also in a folding facsimile, along with letters from Gay, Shelley, and Goethe.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Venture: An Annual of Art and Literature. Edited by Laurence Housman and W. Somerset Maugham. London, At John Baillie's, 1903. Original Holland backed boards, printed with a design by Laurence Housman on front board; fore- and lower- edges uncut; woodcut frontispiece by Charles Shannon, printed in green and beige; fourteen full-page woodcuts printed in black, by Reginald Savage, Charles Ricketts, T. Sturge Moore, Pissarro, Bernard Sleigh, E. Gordon Craig, Louise Glazier, Elinor Monsell, Paul Woodroffe, Sidney Lee, and Laurence Housman (engraved by Clemence Housman); end-papers with a design of peacocks printed in green, unsigned, but posibly by Housman. Covers, edges, some margins, and prelims. foxed; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

The literary contributors include Masefield, Chesterton, Hardy, the Housmans (A.E. and Laurence), E.F. Benson, Maugham, John Gray, Netta Syrett, Francis Thompson, Richard Garnett, Violet Hunt, etc. Printed at The Pear Tree Press.

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ANTHOLOGY. Victoriana: A symposium Of Victorian wisdom Edited, and compiled from many original sources, by Margaret Barton And Osbert Sitwell With a frontispiece in colour by Max Beerbohm And an introduction by Augustine Rivers And a preface by Osbert Sitwell. Duckworth, 3 Henrietta Street, W.C.2, 1931. Demy 8vo; frontispiece in colours; rough yellow cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper designed by Beerbohm.



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ANTHOLOGY. Voices from the crowd Against the H-Bomb. Edited by David Boulton. Peter Owen, 1964. Demy 8vo; two plates; three blanks at end, the last serving as paste-down; tangerine boards, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Contributors include Albert Schweitzer, Stephen King-Hall, James Kirkup, J.B. Priestley, Bertrand Russell, Christopher Logue, Alex Comfort, Philip Toynbee, Marghanita Laski, Jacquetta Hawkes, Spike Milligan, Sir Herbert Read, Alan Sillitoe, John Osborne, John Braine, etc., etc. Some ‘crowd'!

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ANTHOLOGY. Voices On the Green. Edited by A.R.J. Wise And Reginald A. Smith. Michael Joseph Ltd., 26 Bloomsbury Street, London, W.C.1, 1945. Sm.cr.8vo; engraved frontispiece by Blair Hughes Stanton on verso of half-title, and numerous illustration in the text, some full-page, by K.J.H. Craddock (six), Carissima Fontaine, Robert Gibbings (three), Eric King, Claire Leighton (two), Agnes Miller Parker (two), John O'Connor (two), Margaret Pilkington, Ernest Sellars, Clifford Webb (two), Eric Ravilious, Guy Malet, Rachel Reckitt, Iain Macnab, Norman Janes, Ethelbert White, Barbara Greg, and Anna Hook; pp.224; deep sky-blue cloth, downlettered, blocked with publisher's device, and lettered on spine, lettered on front cover, all silver; t.e. dark dull blue. Very slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Literary contributors include Stephen Spender, Marjorie Bowen, Lance Sieveking, Thomas Moult, Hector Bolitho, H.E. Bates, V. Sackville-West, H.M. Tomlinson, André Maurois, Eiluned Lewis, Vera Brittain, Henry Williamson, Viola Meynell, S.L. Bensusan, John Brophy, Roger Quilter, Rodney Bennett, Edmund Blunden, Frank Swinnerton, Walter de la Mare, Thomas Burke, James Laver, Howard Spring, Walter Greenwood, A.P. Herbert, Gerald Bullett, Ethel Mannin, J.B. Priestley, F. Tennyson Jesse, Margaret Kennedy, Lord Dunsany, James Bridie, Phyllis Bottome, Viola Meynell, etc. Published in aid of Saint Mary's Hospitals, Manchester.

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ANTHOLOGY. A volunteer Haversack: Containing contributions Of certain writers to the Queen's rifle volunteer Brigade: The Royal Scots. Printed for the Brigade, Edinburgh: November 1902. Short cr.8vo; blank before half-title; collotype frontispiece and seven plates, with printed tissue guards; woodcut vignette on title; other illustrations on text-paper, one with tissue guard; woodcut head and tail decorations and initial letters; imprint leaf at end; glazed white boards, yapped fore-edges, blocked gilt on back cover, blocked and lettered with regimental arms and motto, gilt, on front cover, ruled, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated crimson. Top corners of back cover lightly stained; erasure of old price from top corner of front end-paper, leaving slightly rubbed patch; otherwise a fine copy.

Literary contributors include A.C. Benson, Robert Buchanan (posthumous, but unpublished), Robert Bridges, A.T. Quiller-Couch, Richard Garnett, Austin Dobson, John Davidson, William Archer, I. Zangwill, Edmund Gosse, Neil Munro, G.S. Street, Arthur Symons, J. Storer Clouston, Laurence Housman, Coulson Kernahan, Eden Phillpotts, Norman Gale, Laurence Binyon, Bram Stoker, G.K. Chesterton, etc.; illustrators include Sir Noel Paton, and D.Y. Cameron. The book was originally issued without a conventional dust-wrapper, but in a sealed wax-paper packet, not here present. Sullivan, 201A.

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ANTHOLOGY. Wayfarer's love: Contributions from Living Poets Edited by The Duchess of Sutherland. Cover design by Mr. Walter Crane. Westminster, Archibald Constable & Co., Ltd., 1904. F'cap 4to, gathered in 8s; integral blank at front and back, serving as free end-papers; title-page printed in red and black; green bevelled cloth lettered gilt down spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; a.e. uncut. Cloth of spine worn a little at head and tail; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Hand-set and printed at Hanley by Children of the Potteries & Newcastle Cripples Guild, and published on their behalf by Constable in order to raise funds. Contributors include Hardy, Gosse, ‘Carmen Sylva', Austin Dobson, Sturge Moore, Hewlett, J.W. Mackail, Gilbert Murray, William Sharp, Arthur Symons, Baring, A.C. Benson, Masefield, William Watson, W.B. Yeats, ‘A.E.', Paul Bourget, Wilfred Scawen Blunt, Newbolt, Lang, Emily Lawless, G.K. Chesterton, A.E. Housman, Bridges, Binyon, Lady Margaret Sackville, John Davidson, Alice Meynell, Francis Thompson, Maeterlinck, Owen Seaman, etc., etc. All of the contributions are here first published, and many of them have never been reprinted. Purdy, p.147; Sullivan, 214.

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ANTHOLOGY. Welsh Short stories. An anthology. Faber & Faber Limited, September 1937. Double cr.16mo; pp.492; lime green rough buckram blocked and lettered red on spine. Very nice copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Stories by Richard Hughes, Rhys Davies, Kate Roberts, Margiad Evans, Caradoc Evans, Geraint Goodwin, Arthur Machen, E. Tegla Davies, Allen Raine, Frank Richards, Dylan Thomas, Richard Hughes Williams, etc., many of them here first collected, and several here first translated from the Welsh.

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ANTHOLOGY. Where are The dead? Cassell and Com- pany, Ltd, 1928. Blank before half-title; grey-fawn cloth, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine. First and last few leaves and edges foxed; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Contributors include Arnold Bennett, G.K. Chesterton, Hilaire Belloc, Hugh Walpole, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, George A. Birmingham, Robert Lynd, Julian Huxley, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. [Caption title:] Wind of Spring. The second Galleon Book. [At foot of page:] Galleon Publications, 3, Henrietta Street, N.D. [1946]. Post 8vo format, 96pp. (paged to 98, since the front wrappers are included in the pagination), wire stitched as a single gathering into buff thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in green and black, inside in black, the inside front, and back, wrappers bearing publishers' advertisements. Staples rusted; otherwise a fine copy.

A publishing trade advertising venture, reprinting work by Osbert Sitwell, George Orwell, Lord Dunsany, William Plomer, A.P. Herbert, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Winter's Tales 7. Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1961. Pp.[xxi]+[i (blank)]+[265]+[i (blank)]; Light blue buckram blocked and lettered gilt on spine. A fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Edited, and with an Introduction by C.P. Snow and Pamela Hansford Johnson. Stories from modern Russia: Sholokhov, Paustovsky, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Winter's Tales 12 Edited by A.D. Maclean. Macmillan, London, Melbourne, Toronto/St Martin's Press, New York, 1966. Double lge.post 16mo; bright light blue boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in very slightly rubbed dust-wrapper.

The English issue. Includes stories by Margaret Drabble, Olivia Manning, Anthony Powell, V.S. Pritchett, Muriel Spark, Frank Tuohy, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. [Cover title:] World of Neighbours. A Contact Book, [on verso of front free end-paper:] 1947. Double med.4to; cream end-papers printed with double page map/index in orange, yellow, and black, editorial/copyright details on verso of front free end-paper in black, line vignette in orange, advertisement in black on verso of back free end-paper; pp.i-xxviii at front, xxix-xliv at back, bearing mixed advertising/editorial contents printed on supercalendared paper variously in black and white, colours, and full colour; pp.1-88 printed with text and illustrations in black and white and colours on cream toned paper, pp.89-104 printed with text and illustrations in black and white on supercalendared paper; issued without half-title or title leaves; white boards printed in black, yellow and orange. Head and tail of spine, and adjacent edges of boards a little rubbed, and covers very slightly darkened; otherwise a fine copy. Very scarce.

Includes ‘Why Do I Write? An exchange of letters between V.S. Pritchett, Elizabeth Bowen, and Graham Greene', preceding its separate appearance by one year, as well as work by Peter Ustinov, Cecil Beaton, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews. With an Introduction by Malcolm Cowley. Secker & Warburg, 1958. Demy 8vo; rich brown boards, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The record of interviews with E.M. Forster, Francois Mauriac, Joyce Cary, Dorothy Parker, James Thurber, Thornton Wilder, Faulkner, Simenon, Frank O'Connor, Robert Penn Warren, Moravia, Algren, Angus Wilson, Styron, Capote, and Francoise Sagan.

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ANTHOLOGY. Writers' Favourite Recipies. The National Book League Anthology [On verso of title-page:] A Corgi Book, 1978. Double cr.16mo; half-title precedes title-page, fly-title follows it; blank, followed by integral advertisement leaf at end; glazed white wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in colour. Poor quality paper slightly embrowned; otherwise a fine copy.

Contributors include Harold Acton, Edward Ardizzone, Beryl Bainbridge, John Bowen, Brigid Brophy, John Brunner, Barbara Cartland, Lettice Cooper, William Cooper, A.J. Cronin, Len Deighton, Tom Disch, Maureen Duffy, Daphne Du Maurier, J.G. Farrell, Constantine Fitzgibbon, Christopher Fry, Roy Fuller, David Garnett, Robert Gittings, Graham Greene, James Herriott, Patricia Highsmith, Thomas Hinde, Hamond Innes, P.J. Kavanagh, H.R.F. Keating, Rosamond Lehmann, Olivia Manning, Ngaio Marsh, Michael Moorcock, Robert Nye, Paul Scott, Alan Sillitoe, Osbert Sitwell, Dodie Smith, Sylvia Townsend Warner, William Trevor, Angus Wilson, etc., etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Writing In England Today: The Last Fifteen Years. Edited by Karl Miller. Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middx., 1968. 6pp. advertisements at end; white glazed wrappers printed in black and colours. Poor quality paper embrowned in margins; otherwise a fine copy.

Evelyn Waugh, Kingsley Amis, D.J. Enright, Philip Larkin, Roy Fuller, Stevie Smith, John Osborne, David Storey, Ted Hughes, William Golding, Patrick White, Muriel Spark, Doris Lessing, V.S. Naipaul, Thom Gunn, Anthony Burgess, Lennon & McCartney, Ian Fleming, Seamus Heaney, etc., etc., etc. A substantial collection. Penguin 2807.

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ANTHOLOGY. Writing Today. Edited by Denys Val Baker And Peter Ratazzi. Staples and Staples, Limited, 83-91 Great Titchfield Street, London, W.1., October, 1943. Double crown 16mo; final page advertisements; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in red and black, with advertisements in black on back and inside wrappers, lettered black down spine. Wrappers very slightly foxed and dusty; score line on half-title page, due to original binding fault, visible faintly on other prelims.; otherwise a fine copy.

Frank O'Connor, Robert Neuman, Robert Greacen, Anna Kavan, Henry Treece, William Sansom, Nicholas Moore, Roy McFadden, Mulk Raj Anand, Maurice Lindsay, etc., etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. The year's work In Literature 1950. Edited by John Lehmann. Published for The British Council By Longmans, Green and Co., 1951. Frontispiece portrait and twelve plates; white wrappers printed in blue and black. Near-fine copy. Scarce.

Contributors include John Lehmann, Noel Annan (on Bertrand Russell), Stephen Spender (on ‘The Cocktail Party'), Walter Allen (on Orwell), Kathleen Raine; the plates include portraits of Bertrand Russell, Spender, Sacheverell Sitwell, David Gascoyne, Walter de la Mare, and Eliot with the producer and cast of ‘The Cocktail Party'. Review copy, with the price and publication date written in pencil on the upper margin of the half-title.

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ARAGON (Louis). Holy week (La Semaine Sainte) By Aragon Translated by Haakon Chevalier. Hamish Hamilton, 1961. Double lge.post 16mo; bronze and black mixed-weave-effect boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First edition in English. Published in France in 1958.

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ARCHER (Jeffrey). Kane and Abel. Hodder and Stoughton, London Sydney Auckland Toronto, 1979. Double demy 16mo; pp.[3]-514; raspberry cloth-textured boards, down-lettered and blocked with publisher's device gilt on spine; t.e. blue. Nice copy in very slightly nicked dust-wrapper.

The author's third book.

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ARLEN (Michael, i.e. Dikran Kouyoumdjian). The London venture By Michael Arlen With drawings By Michel Sevier. 1919, London: William Heinemann. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; wood-cut frontispiece and other illustrations on text-paper; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xii (including frontispiece)]+[178]+[ii]; grey-fawn buckram blocked with publisher's device black on back cover, blocked pictorially black with a design by Sevier on front cover, lettered black on front cover and spine. Some barely visible damp-spotting of back cover; dedication leaf lightly foxed, with off-setting; poor quality paper lightly embrowned on first and last few leaves; nonetheless a near-nice copy.

The author's first book. Printed on antique toned paper. The English Catalogue of Books gives the date of publication as January 1920, and copies (in black cloth, blocked and lettered white) are in fact seen with 1920 on the title-page. It was however intended to be issued for the Christmas season of 1919, and some copies were produced so dated, as the present example shows. Arlen's real name appears only at the end of the foreword (headed ‘apologia pro nomine meo').

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ARLEN (Michael). The London venture. With drawings by Michel Sevier. William Heinemann, 1920. Blank before half-title; woodcut frontispiece and other illustrations on text-paper; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xii (including frontispiece)]+[178]+[ii]; black boards lettered white on spine and front cover, blocked white on front cover. Fine copy in slightly chipped and rubbed dust-wrapper



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ARLEN (Michael). Young men In love. Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., Paternoster Row, London, E.C., N.D. [1927]. Imp 16mo in half sheets; blank before half-title; title-page printed in red and black; black buckram ruled blind, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed. Fine copy.



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ARLEN (Michael). Men Dislike women. A Romance. William Heinemann Limited, 1931. Imp.16mo in half sheets; title-page printed in red and black; black buckram, blocked gilt on front cover, blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Small nick in cloth at head of spine; name scrawled on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy.



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ARMSTRONG (Martin). The bazaar And other Stories. Jonathan Cape, Eleven Gower Street, 1924. Multi-tone purple batik boards, cream label printed in black and brownish red on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. Very slight foxing of fore-edges; otherwise a virtually fine copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper.



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ARMSTRONG (Martin). Portrait of the Misses Harlowe. Elkin Mathews & Marrot, 1928. Blank before title-page, final blank; half-title not called for; grey boards printed in purple; uncut edges; grey end-papers printed in purple. Small piece chipped from head of spine; otherwise a fine copy in slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 530 numbered copies hand-set and printed at the University Press Glasgow, this copy being signed by the author. Number 4 of The Woburn Books.

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ARMSTRONG (Martin). Saint Christopher's day. Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1928. Powder blue rough cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Spine slightly faded, otherwise a nice copy.



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ARMSTRONG (Martin). The sleeping fury. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1929. Black buckram lettered green on spine. Fine copy.



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ARMSTRONG (Martin). Mr. Darby. 1931. Original quarter parchment, lettered gilt on spine, black cloth sides. Cloth a little stained, otherwise a very nice copy.

One of an edition limited to only fifty copies. Printed on mould made paper, and numbered and signed by the author.

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ARMSTRONG (Martin). Victorian Peep-show. Michael Joseph Ltd., 1938. Quarter black cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine, rose buckram sides; light brown end-papers. Headband worn at corners; library labels removed from front paste-down; otherwise a nice copy.

From the library of the poet Leonard Clark, and bearing his book-plate on the front paste-down.

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ARREOLA (Juan Jose). Confabulario And Other inventions Translated by George D. Schade. Illustrated by Kelly Fearing. University of Texas Press, Austin, 1964. Demy 8vo; half- and series- titles precede vignette title-page; numerous illustrations on text-paper; matt greyish-cream cloth printed pictorially grey-brown on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt, panelled and lettered grey-brown on spine; drab end-papers; red and orange head-band. Very light foxing of covers and edges; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Virtually a collected works of this noted Mexican writer, including some pieces apparently here first gathered in book form. Issued as a volume in The Texas Pan-American Series.

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ARTAUD (Antonin). Collected works Volume two Translated by Victor Corti. The Alfred Jary theatre; Two stage scenarios and two production plans; Reviews; On literature and the plastic arts. Calder & Boyars, 1971. Double cr.16mo; two double-sided plates; black boards ruled and lettered down spine gilt. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Described as ‘cloth' by the publisher. It is not. First published in France in 1961. First edition in English.

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ARTAUD (Antonin). Collected works Volume three. Translated by Alastair Hamilton. Scenarios; On the cinema; Interviews; Letters. Calder & Boyars, 1972. Double cr.16mo; two double-sided plates; puce boards ruled and lettered down spine gilt. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Described as ‘cloth' by the publisher. It is not. First published in France in 1961. First edition in English.

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ASHFORD (Daisy). Where love Lies deepest. Illustrated by Ralph Steadman. Hart-Davis, 1966. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; double-spread illustrated title-page utilising verso of half-title; numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.[77]+[iii]; dull greenish-blue cloth-textured boards lettered gilt down spine; t.e. and end-papers light crimson. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First separate edition of a story first printed in 1920, and the first appearance of these (delightful) illustrations.

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ASHFORD (Daisy). The Hangman's Daughter And other stories. With an introduction by Margaret Steel. Oxford / New York, Oxford University Press, 1983. Cr.8vo format, perfect bound; pp.xxii+234; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in grey, black, and blue; issued without end-papers. Corner of back wrapper creased; otherwise a fine copy.

Three stories, one here first printed.

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ATHERTON (Gertrude). Black oxen. Boni and Liveright, Publishers :: :: New York, 1923. Pp.[iv]+346; black buckram blocked with publisher's reversed-out initials device terra-cotta on front cover, blocked, ruled, and lettered terra-cotta, lettered black through terra-cotta on spine; a.e. marbled. Back end-papers slightly cracked, but a nice copy.



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