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.

O'CASEY (Sean). The story of the Irish citizen army. By P.O Cathasaigh. Maunsel & Co., Ltd., Dublin, 1919. Printed on grey toned paper; grey wrappers printed in black; bound into green buckram lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy.

First issue: the wrappers of the second issue being white. The author's scarce first book. Ayling & Durkan, A9a.

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O'CASEY (Sean). Rose and crown. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1952. Demy 8vo; frontispiece; two blanks at end; pale fawn smooth cloth, ruled and blocked red and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine. Fine copy in slightly scuffed, chipped, and frayed dust-wrapper strengthened on verso.

The fifth volume of O'Casey's autobiography.

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O'CONNOR (Frank). The saint And Mary Kate. Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1932. Integral advertisement leaf at end; light green cloth, ruled blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. A nice copy.

The author's second novel.

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O'CONNOR (Frank). Crab Apple Jelly. Stories and Tales. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1944. Final blank; brownish orange cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Some spotting and marking of covers; otherwise a nice copy.



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O'CONNOR (Frank). Towards an appreciation Of literature. Metropolitan Publishing Co. Ltd., 32 Bachelor's Walk, Dublin, 1945. Final blank; brown boards lettered black on front cover. Extremely fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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O'CONNOR (Frank). The common Chord: Stories and Tales. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1947. Three blanks at end, the last serving as paste-down; cerise cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Very slight foxing of front end-papers and edges; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and slightly rubbed dust-wrapper.



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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.

O'CONNOR (Patrick). Down The Bath Rocks: A boy's own penny wonder. Uncorrected book proof. Gill and Macmillan, Dublin, 1971. Two blanks at end; white wrappers, printed label on front wrapper. Label creased and frayed; otherwise a fine copy.



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O'FAOLAIN (Julia) and MARTINES (Lauro). Not in God's image. Edited by Julia O'Faolain And Lauro Martines. Temple Smith, 1973. Demy 8vo; vignette title-page; twelve inserted plates; grey boards lettered gilt down spine; deep marina green end-papers. Near fine copy in slightly torn dust-wrapper.

A survey of women's place in society through the ages. From the library of Carmen Callil, and bearing her ownership label on the front end-paper.

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O'FAOLAIN (Julia). Women in the Wall. Faber and Faber, 3 Queen Square, 1975. Double cr.16mo; blank before half-title, blank at end; red boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Small rubbed patch on front end-paper where bookseller's price has been removed; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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O'FAOLAIN (Sean). Midsummer night Madness & Other stories. With An introduction by Edward Garnett. London, Jonathan Cape, Toronto, 1932. Blank before half-title, two at end; pp.283+[v]; pale green Sundour cloth, blocked with publisher's initials device on back cover, blocked and lettered yellow on spine; lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The author's first book, scarce in this condition.

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O'FAOLAIN (Sean). Teresa And other stories. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, 1947. Pp.160; light emerald green linen, lettered black on front cover, blocked with publisher's initials device, lettered, and with short rules, black up spine; lower edges uncut. Fine copy in nicked dust-wrapper with small scuffed patch on (blank) back panel. A scarce title.

Printed in Oxford at the Alden Press.

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O'FAOLAIN (Sean). The short story. Collins, St James's Place London, 1948. Demy 8vo; pp.320; lower-edges uncut; vertically light and dark streaked pale green cloth lettered gilt on spine; cream end-papers. Virtually fine 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.

O'FAOLAIN (Sean). South to Sicily. Collins, 1953. Eight double-sided plates; old cream cloth lettered gilt on spine. Covers warped, and a little dinted; otherwise a nice copy.



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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.

O'FLAHERTY (Liam). Thy Neighbour's Wife. Jonathan Cape, Eleven Gower Street, 1923. Final blank; black buckram ruled and lettered green on front cover and spine, blocked green on back cover; t.e. green, lower-edges uncut. Slight bruising to covers; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's scarce first book.

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O'FLAHERTY (Liam). Spring sowing. Jonathan Cape Ltd, Eleven Gower Street, 1924. Quarter pale blue-green buckram, old cream board sides, cream spine label printed in black and blue-green; lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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O'FLAHERTY (Liam). The tent. Jonathan Cape Limited, Thirty Bedford Square, 1926. Dark olive green buckram, cream paper spine label printed in black and red; lower-edges rough trimmed. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The dust-wrapper bears the subtitle ‘And other Stories', the spine label the one word ‘Stories'.

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O'FLAHERTY (Liam). The Fairy Goose And Two Other Stories. New York: Crosby Gaige, 1927. Sm.4to; three blanks before half-title, three at end, the outermost serving as end-papers; limitation leaf follows last leaf of text; quarter unbleached linen, fawn boards printed in green, paper spine label printed in black; uncut edges. Label chipped at edges; a very little light foxing; limitation leaf and following blank opened very badly; otherwise nice.

One of an edition limited to 1,190 numbered copies, signed by the author on the half-title page.

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O'FLAHERTY (Liam). The assassin. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, 1928. Limitation leaf, a single inset, precedes half-title; blank at end; bright blue coarse buckram, blocked with author's signature gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover; t.e.g., lower-edges rough trimmed; blue and white head and tail bands. Limitation leaf lightly foxed; otherwise a virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper almost imperceptibly faded on the spine.

One of an edition limited to 150 copies numbered and signed by the author.

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O'FLAHERTY (Liam). Return of the Brute. 1929, The Mandrake Press, 41 Museum Street W.C.1. Post 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; light khaki rough cloth, lettered green on spine. Very slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy in frayed pictorial dust-wrapper.

A scarce title, rare in the dust-wrapper, the pictorial front panel of which, showing a British Tommy confronting a group of apes in a highly coloured landscape, makes the book look more like a science fiction story than what it actually is - a novel reflecting the author's experiences in the Irish Guards during the First World War (he was wounded at Passchendaele). A typical Mandrake Press dust-wrapper!

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O'FLAHERTY (Liam). I went to Russia. Jonathan Cape 30 Bedford Square, 1931. Post 8vo; portrait frontispiece; publisher's cr.8vo advertisement slip tipped in before p.299; two blanks at end; white coarse linen, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked black on front cover and spine, blocked and lettered red on spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Covers a little dusty; a few small marks in text; in general nice.



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O'FLAHERTY (Liam). The puritan. Jonathan Cape, 1932. Blank before half-title; title leaf a cancel, tipped on to a stub; inserted leaf of publisher's advertisements on smaller paper tipped in before final blank; pp.326+[ii]; scarlet cloth blocked with publisher's initials device blind on back cover, blocked lime green on front cover and spine, lettered lime green on spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Slight mottling of cloth on back board; otherwise a fine copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper very slightly marked on back cover.



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O'FLAHERTY (Liam). The wild swan And other stories. By Liam O'Flaherty with a Frontispiece by P.V. Moon And a Foreword by Rhys Davies Being No.10 of the Furnival Books. William Jackson (Books) Ltd, 18 Tooks Court, Chancery Lane, 1932. Roy.8vo; 64pp; limitation leaf precedes half-title; wood-engraved frontispiece; publisher's note slip tipped on to title-page; imprint leaf followed by blank at end; teak brown coarse buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; t.e.g., others lightly trimmed. Fine, unopened, copy.

One of an edition limited to 550 numbered copies, printed at the Chiswick Press, and signed by the author. Rhys Davies' Foreword occupies pp.7-10. The slip tipped on to the title-page records the fact that "The Furnival Books are now published by Joiner & Steele, Ltd., 18 Tooks Court . . . . The name ‘William Jackson (Books) Ltd.' has been retained on the title-page in order that the set of twelve books may be typographically uniform."

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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.

O'FLAHERTY (Liam). Land. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1946. Final blank; green cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Inscription on front end-paper, otherwise a nice copy.



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O'HARA (John). Ourselves to Know. The Cresset Press, 1960. Double lge.post 16mo; final blank; crimson boards lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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O'HIGGINS (Brian). Fun o'the forge. Stories. Dublin, Whelan and Son, 17 Upper Ormond Quay, N.D. [1917]. Deep fawn buckram blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered black up spine. Lettering of spine a little rubbed; otherwise a very nice copy.

Humorous stories by an Irish Nationalist writer. Stab-holes running throughout suggest that the volume was also issued in paper covers.

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OLIVIER (Edith). The Love-Child. New York: The Viking Press, 1927. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; frontispiece printed in yellow-green on verso of half-title; title-page printed in yellow-green and black; light greenish-grey fine buckram, blocked dark grey-green and pink, lettered pink, on front cover and spine. Slight wear to cloth at head and tail of spine, and pink enamel faded on spine; end-papers renewed; for rest of condition see note.

The author's own copy, bearing her bookplate re-laid onto the new front end-paper. At some point dismantled into its component sheets as a working copy for photo-litho reproduction (by the Virago Press), and later re-sewn and re-cased into the original covers. The margins of many leaves bear slips of clear tape where the sheets have been tipped together to be photographed.

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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.

OLSON (Charles). D.H. Lawrence, & the high temptation Of the mind. Black Sparrow Press: Santa Barbara: 1980. One gathering, tall narrow cr.8vo; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; title-page printed in blue, black, and red; first letter of text printed in red; limitation leaf at end; pale lilac boards printed in dark blue, red, and beige on front board; bright orange red end-papers. Fine copy in unprinted cream laid paper dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 176 numbered copies hand-bound in boards. Printed January 1980 as a New Year's Greeting for friends of the publisher. A hitherto unpublished essay found among Olson's papers.

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OLSON (Charles) & CREELEY (Robert). The complete Correspondence. Edited by George F. Butterick. Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara, 1980 [-81-82-83]. 5 Vols. Title-pages each printed in three colours; imprint leaf followed by biographical note leaf at end of each volume, final blank in volumes one, three, and four; grey [cream; buff; orange; lilac] wrappers printed in four colours; red free end-papers (no paste-downs). Fine set.



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OLSON (Charles) & CREELEY (Robert). The complete Correspondence. Volume 3 Edited by George F. Butterick. Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara, 1981. Double med.16mo, perfect bound; advertisement leaf precedes title-page; half-title not called for; title-page printed in three colours; imprint leaf followed by biographical note leaf at end; final blank; buff wrappers printed in four colours on front wrapper, two down spine, cut flush; red free end-papers (no paste-downs). Fine copy.



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OLSON (Charles) & CREELEY (Robert). The complete Correspondence. Volume 4 Edited by George F. Butterick. Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara, 1982. Double med.16mo format, perfect bound; advertisement leaf precedes title-page; half-title not called for; title-page printed in three colours; imprint leaf followed by biographical note leaf at end; final blank; orange wrappers printed in four colours on front wrapper, three down spine, cut flush; red free end-papers (no paste-downs). Fine copy.



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OLSON (Charles) & CREELEY (Robert). The complete Correspondence. Volume 5 Edited by George F. Butterick. Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara, 1983. Double med.16mo, perfect bound; advertisement leaf precedes title-page; half-title not called for; title-page printed in three colours; imprint leaf followed by biographical note leaf at end; pale blue wrappers printed in four colours on front wrapper, three down spine, cut flush; red free end-papers (no paste-downs). Fine copy.



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OLSON (Charles) & CREELEY (Robert). The complete Correspondence. Volume 7 Edited by George F. Butterick. Black Sparrow Press, Santa Rosa, 1987. Double med.16mo, perfect bound; advertisement leaf precedes title-page; half-title not called for; title-page printed in three colours; imprint leaf followed by biographical note leaf at end; pale brownish grey wrappers printed in four colours on front wrapper, two down spine, cut flush; red free end-papers (no paste-downs). Fine copy.



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OLSON (Charles) & CREELEY (Robert). The complete Correspondence. Volume 8 Edited by George F. Butterick. Black Sparrow Press, Santa Rosa, 1987. Double med.16mo, perfect bound; advertisement leaf precedes title-page; half-title not called for; title-page printed in three colours; imprint leaf followed by biographical note leaf and blank at end; pp.280+[ii]+[ii]+[ii]; pale greenish grey wrappers printed in four colours on front wrapper, two down spine, cut flush; red free end-papers (no paste-downs). Fine copy.



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OLSON (Charles) & CREELEY (Robert). The complete Correspondence. Volume 9 Edited by Richard Blevins Introduction by George F. Butterick. Black Sparrow Press, Santa Rosa, 1990. Double med.16mo, perfect bound; advertisement leaf precedes title-page; half-title not called for; title-page printed in three colours; imprint leaf followed by biographical note leaf at end; pp.341+[i (blank)]+[ii]+[ii]; pale grey wrappers printed in four colours on front wrapper, two down spine, cut flush; red free end-papers (no paste-downs). Fine copy.



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ORAGE (A.R.). Friedrich Nietzsche: The Dionysian Spirit of the Age. T.N. Foulis, 23 Bedford Street, London, W.C., 1906. Narrow 8vo; blank before half-title; frontispiece; integral advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; quarter cream coarse buckram, drab boards printed in purple, spine lettered purple. Lettering faded from spine, as usual, and spine slightly darkened; light marginal embrowning; in general, however, a nice copy. 9.50

The author's first book. Issued as a volume in the Spirit of the Age Series.

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ORAGE (A.R.). National Guilds: An inquiry into The wage system And the way out. Edited by A.R. Orage. G. Bell & Sons Ltd., 1914. 6pp. integral advertisements at end; dark greyish green buckram ruled blind on sides, lettered and ruled gilt on spine. End-papers, half-title, and edges foxed; two or three small pressure dents on front cover; otherwise very nearly a fine copy. Scarce.



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ORCZY (The Baroness [Emmuska]). The tangled skein. Greening & Co., Ltd., 1907. Pp.332; blue linen-effect rough buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's initials and device blind on back cover. Spine slightly faded; first and last leaves foxed; otherwise a nice copy.



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ORCZY (The Baroness [Emmuska]). The elusive Pimpernel By The Baroness Orczy Author of "The Scarlet Pimpernel," etc. London, Hutchinson & Co., Paternoster Row, 1908. Pp.[352]; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end dated Autumn, 1908, including an advance notice of this book on p.13 as the lead title beneath the heading ‘Hutchinson's New 6s. Novels', with the title mis-spelled ‘Illusive'; dull blue fine rough buckram, ruled blind on front cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine, and with cursive underline gilt to the cursively lettered title on front cover;ec blocked scarlet on spine; laid-paper end-papers. Cloth of spine very slightly faded, and very slight fading to prelims. and first two leaves of text; ink ticks against a few titles in catalogue; otherwise a nice, crisp, copy.

The second book about The Scarlet Pimpernel, following the 1905 volume of that name.

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ORCZY (Baroness [Emmuska]). Petticoat Government. Hutchinson and Co., 1910. Pp.viii+376; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated Spring of 1910; dark steel blue buckram, ruled blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Edges of first two gatherings and advertisements foxed; otherwise a nice copy.



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ORCZY (Baroness [Emmuska]). Unto Cæsar. Hodder and Stoughton, London, New York, Toronto, [on verso of dedication leaf:] 1914. Half-title not called for; coloured frontispiece with tissue guard; two blanks at end; pp.331+[i (printer's imprint)]+[iv]; scarlet fine beaded linen grain cloth, blocked and lettered gilt, lettered scarlet through gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Virtually fine copy.

Printed in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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ORCZY (Baroness [Emmuska]). A Bride of the Plains. Hutchinson & Co., 1915. Title-page printed in red and black; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated Spring 1915; grey rough buckram, ruled blind, lettered dark green, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Very slight marking of covers; minor insect damage to gutter of back end-paper, with one small hole through cloth of joint; otherwise a fine copy.



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ORCZY (Baroness [Emmuska]). Leatherface: A tale of old Flanders. Hodder and Stoughton, 1916. Half-title not called for; pp.[x]+310; light blue-grey dotted diaper cloth blocked and lettered black on front cover and spine. Neat restoration to cloth at headband; covers marked and faded; first four and last two leaves foxed; text otherwise nice. As a reading copy.



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ORCZY (Baroness [Emmuska]). A Sheaf of Bluebells. Hutchinson & Co., 1917. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; 32pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end, dated Spring 1917; diagonally fine ribbed bright blue cloth, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered light marina blue on spine; lower-edges uncut. End-papers embrowned; otherwise a nice copy.



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ORCZY (Baroness). Lord Tony's Wife: An Adventure of the Scarlet Pimpernel. Hodder and Stoughton, N.D. [1917]. Advertisement leaf follows half-title page; title-page printed in red and black; grey linen ruled blind on spine and front cover, blocked red, lettered black on spine, blocked red and black, lettered black on front cover. Inscription on front end-paper; slight foxing of edges, end-papers, and facing leaves; otherwise a near-fine copy.



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ORCZY (Baroness Emmuska). Flower o'the Lily: A Romance of Old Cambray By Baroness Orczy. London Hodder and, Stoughton and at New, York and Toronto, N.D. [1918]. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.400; light sky-blue cloth, blocked white, ruled, blocked, and lettered dark blue on front cover and spine. Neat, welcome, ownership inscription dated 1918 on front end-paper and small corner of front end-paper lacking (possibly an original paper flaw, as it thins away to nothing); otherwise a nice copy of a difficult title.

Published under war economy conditions, the dedication (subscribed ‘Emmuska Orczy') appears on the verso of the title leaf.

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ORCZY (Baroness [Emmuska].). The Way of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 1933. Blank before half-title; vignette on title; blank at end; Cambridge blue buckram, ruled black on spine, lettered black on front cover and spine. Fine copy.



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ORCZY (Baroness [Emmuska]). Pride of Race. London: Hodder & Stoughton, Limited, August, 1942. Pp.320; sky-blue buckram lettered black and black outlined sky-blue on spine. Slight mottled fading of covers; inscription cut from top corner of front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy.



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ORIGO (Iris). Allegra. Hogarth Press, 1935. Yellow cloth, lettered brown on spine. Slight foxing of edges, otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper complete with the wrap-around flash. Scarce thus.

The story of Byron's daughter. Woolmer 373. 1,268 copies were printed.

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O'RIORDAN (Conal). Adam of Dublin: A romance of to-day By Conal O'Riordan ('Norreys Connell'). W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1920. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; dull blue buckram, lettered blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Slight marking of covers, and gilt oxydised; otherwise a nice copy.



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O'RIORDAN (Conal). Soldier of Waterloo: A Story of Manhood. W. Collins Sons & Co Ltd, 1928. Diagonally fine ribbed dark blue cloth ruled and lettered red on front cover and spine. Label removed from front cover; covers generally a trifle rubbed; otherwise a very nice copy.



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ORWELL (George). Down and out in Paris and London. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 14 Henrietta Street Covent Garden, 1933. Tall cr.8vo; pp.288; dark charcoal cloth, lettered green on spine. Lettering more or less vanished from spine; front paste-down a trifle marked; inner margins of one gathering stained, not affecting text; otherwise a very nice copy.

The author's first book.

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ORWELL (George). A clergyman's daughter. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1935. Final blank; pp.317+[iii]; black buckram surfaced slightly rough cloth lettered green on spine. Neat restorations to cloth at extreme head and tail bands; enamel slightly rubbed; front end-paper foxed, with offsetting onto half-title, back end-papers and fore-edges very slightly so; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's second book, and first novel. Arguably his scarcest book.

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ORWELL (George [i.e., Eric Arthur Blair]). Burmese days. A novel. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1935. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; pp.318+[ii]; black cloth lettered gilt on spine. Gilt oxydised to green, as almost always; end-papers foxed and very slightly cracking; two or three fox-spots on edges; otherwise a nice copy.



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ORWELL (George [i.e., Eric Arthur Blair]). The road to Wigan pier By George Orwell. With a Foreword by Victor Gollancz. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1937. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; sixteen double-sided plates; pp.xxiv+264; applied orange limp cloth wrappers, cut flush, lettered black on front cover; white end-papers. Light creasing to front wrapper, and a very little scattered light foxing, but a nice copy.

‘LEFT BOOK CLUB EDITION / NOT FOR SALE TO THE PUBLIC' on front wrapper. Precedes the trade edition.

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ORWELL (George [i.e., Eric Arthur Blair]). Homage to Catalonia. Secker and Warburg, April 1938. Demy 8vo; pp.[vi]+[314]; jade green cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Small pressure dint on back cover; prelims. slightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.



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ORWELL (George [i.e., Eric Arthur Blair]). Inside the whale And Other essays. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1940. Demy 8vo; pp.188; black cloth lettered gilt on spine. Covers dull; gilt very so; otherwise a nice copy.

From the library of Anne and F.G. Renier, with their book label on the front paste-down, and Anne Renier's signature on the front end-paper. Includes three essays: ‘Charles Dickens', ‘Boys' Weeklies', ‘Inside the Whale'.

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ORWELL (George [i.e., Eric Arthur Blair]). The English people. With 8 plates in colour And 17 illustrations in Black & white. Collins, 14 St. James's Place, 1947. F'cap 4to; four double sided plates in full colour, by Ardizzone, John Minton, L.S. Lowry, Henry Lamb, and others; other illustrations on text-paper; white boards printed in green. Virtually fine copy in frayed and slightly scuffed dust-wrapper.

This copy has the misprint ‘1749' for ‘1947' in the caption to the illustration on p.18. The black and white illustrators include Henry Moore, Topolski, and Dame Laura Knight.

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ORWELL (George [i.e., Eric Arthur Blair]). Shooting an Elephant And Other Essays. Secker and Warburg, 1950. Sm.cr.8vo; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; pp.[viii]+212+[iv]; jade green cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered rose red on spine. Spine and edges of covers faded, as almost always with this title; otherwise a very nice copy in frayed and chipped dust-wrapper faded on spine.



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[ORWELL (George [i.e., Eric Arthur Blair]).]. Jacintha Buddicom: Eric and us. A Remembrance of George Orwell. Leslie Frewin of London, 1974. Frontispiece on text-paper by Edward Ardizzone; double-spread map on text-paper; eight double-sided plates; genealogies; dark brown boards, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover, blocked with publisher's monogram device, and lettered, gilt down spine; dark brown end-papers. Name on half-title page; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

"The first full account of Orwell's boyhood days - by his close friend of the period." Includes letters and poems by Orwell hitherto unpublished, as well as facsimiles, and otherwise unavailable early photographs. A fascinating and evocative presentation of the milieu in which Orwell grew up.

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OUIDA [i.e., Louise de la Ramée).]. Street Dust And Other Stories. London, F.V. White & Co., Bedford Street, Strand; George Bell & Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, 1901. Leaf blank but for signature mark ‘a' precedes half-title; pp[viii (unpaged)]+248; sage green fine bead-grain cloth, blocked with an art-nouveau design in olive green, blocked and lettered white, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut; poor quality laid-paper end-papers. Poor quality paper embrowned in top- and fore- margins throughout; end-papers uniformly embrowned; otherwise a nice copy.

An unusual joint imprint, this being the issue with ‘Geo.Bell & Sons' on the spine. Sadleir, 1942, not noting issue variants, but describing an otherwise similar copy in sand-grain cloth (which may have been the F.V. White issue); Wolff, 5346, not detailing the spine imprint, but describing what appears to be the present issue.

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OZ (Amos). My Michael. Translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange In collaboration with the author. 1972, Chatto & Windus, London. Extra cr.8vo; final blank; pp.vi+216+[ii]; dull blue cloth-textured boards blocked and lettered silver on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First edition in English of a prizewinning novel first published in Israel in 1968.

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OZ (Amos). [Double spread title-page:] Translated by Maurie Goldberg-Bartura. Chatto & Windus, The Hogarth Press / In the Land of Israel. [On verso of second leaf:] 1983. Extra double cr.16mo; half-title followed by advertisement leaf with first panel of title-page on verso, second panel of title-page with copyright information on verso, Contents page with Author's Note on verso, Translator's Note page with half-tone map on verso, and two fly-titles, both blank on verso, the first paged with the prelims. the second with the text; blank at end; pp.[xii]+257+[iii]; dull light blue cloth-textured boards, down-lettered, lettered, and ruled gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Translated with assistance from the author. The first English edition, hard-cover issue. The book was also issued simultaneously in paperback under the Collins' Fontana imprint. Articles first published in Israel in 1982-3.

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OZ (Amos). A Perfect Peace. Translated by Hillel Halkin. Chatto & Windus, The Hogarth Press, London, 1985. Double med.16mo; three blanks at end; pp.[iv]+374+[vi]; bright blue cloth-textured boards, ruled, lettered, and down-lettered gilt on spine. Slight marginal embrowning of poor quality paper throughout; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First edition in English of a novel published in Israel in 1982.

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PAIN (Barry [i.e., Eric Odell]). De omnibus By The conductor (Barry Pain). T. Fisher Unwin, 1901. Blank before half-title; crimson cloth, blocked black and grey, lettered grey, on front cover, blocked and lettered black on spine. Cloth frayed at head and tail of spine; recto of blank and imprint page foxed; otherwise nice.

Also issued in wrappers.

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PAIN (Barry [i.e., Eric Odell]). First lessons in Story-writing. Literary Correspondence College, 9 Arundel Street, Strand, London, W.C., 1907. Publisher's advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; pp. [viii]+80+[i]+[3]; sage green rough buckram lettered black on front cover and up spine. Slight pressure dinting and rubbing of front cover; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.



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PAIN (Barry [i.e., Eric Odell]). Eliza Getting On. With a Frontispiece by Fred Bennett. Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1911. Blank before half-title, blank at end; half-tone frontispiece; pale yellow thin boards printed on front in red and black, in black on spine and back cover; end-papers and back cover printed with commercial and publisher's advertisements. Paper of spine chipped at head and tail; otherwise a nice copy.

The second book in the ‘Eliza' series. Published at 1/-.

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PAIN (Barry [i.e., Eric Odell]). Exit Eliza. Illustrated by Fred Bennett. Cassell and Company, Ltd, 1912. Half-tone frontispiece; numerous illustrations on text paper; pale yellow thin boards printed on front in red and black, in black on spine and back cover; end-papers and back cover printed with commercial and publisher's advertisements. Paper of spine chipped at head and tail, and back board lacking; otherwise in general a nice copy. As a reading copy.

The third book in the ‘Eliza' series. Published at 1/-.

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PAIN (Barry [i.e., Eric Odell]). Eliza's son. With a Frontispiece by Fred Bennett. Cassell and Company, Ltd, 1913. Blank before half-title, serving as pastedown; last leaf of text serving as back paste-down (as issued!); half-tone frontispiece after a line drawing; yellow card wrappers, cut flush, printed black and red on front wrapper, with soap advertisement in black on back wrapper, lettered black down spine. Slight fading of wrappers, and prelims. lightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

The fourth book in the ‘Eliza' series. Published at 1/-.

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PAIN (Barry [i.e., Eric Odell]). Edwards. T. Werner Laurie Ltd., 8, Essex St., Strand, N.D. [1915]. Lge.f'cap 8vo; 5pp. integral advertisements at end; grey coated glazed wrappers, cut flush, printed on front and back wrappers in red and black, on spine in black, the back wrapper bearing advertisements; issued without end-papers. Wrappers a little rubbed, creased, and chipped at margins; poor quality war-time paper lightly embrowned in margins throughout; otherwise a nice copy of a delicate book.

Issued upon first publication as a volume in the series ‘Laurie's Shilling Reprints'!

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PAIN (Barry [i.e., Eric Odell]). If Summer Don't. [Crossed through in type:] A.B.C.D.E.F.G.H. Notsomuchinson. London, T. Werner Laurie Ltd., 30 New Bridge Street, E.C.4, N.D. [1922]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title, and blank at end, serving as pastedowns; pp.94+[ii]; glazed buttercup yellow card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in red and black, on back wrapper and down spine in black, the back wrapper bearing series advertisements. Paper of backstrip, small lower corner of front wrapper, and paper covering at fore-edge of back wrapper chipped; poor quality paper lightly embrowned throughout; nonetheless a very good copy, near nice.

Parody of ‘If Winter Comes'. Issued as a volume of ‘Laurie's Popular Library, 1/6 net each volume': probably the last series of small format yellowbacks ever produced.

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PAIN (Barry [i.e., Eric Odell]). Tamplin's Tales Of His Family. T. Werner Laurie, Ltd., 30, New Bridge Street, E.C.4, N.D. [1924]. Sm.cr.8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title, blank at end, both serving as paste-downs; pp.[viii]+85+[iii]; glazed yellow wrappers, cut flush, printed black on back cover and spine, red and black on front cover, the back cover bearing an advertisement. Very slight chipping of wrappers at tail of spine, but a nice copy.



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PAIN (Barry [i.e., Eric Odell]). Dumphry. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, London and Melbourne, 1928. Pp.256; light greyish green buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover and spine. Front free end-paper and half-title slightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy of a scarce late title.



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PARGETER (Edith [a.k.a. Ellis Peters]). The Fair young phoenix. William Heinemann Ltd, 1948. Extra double cr.16mo; blank before half-title; pp.[x]+342; scarlet inverted sand-grain cloth, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, panelled black, lettered gilt on spine; tan end-papers; fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

A novel set in Czechoslovakia.

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PARGETER (Edith [a.k.a. Ellis Peters]). The Coast of Bohemia. William Heinemann Ltd, Melbourne :: London :: Toronto, 1950. Extra double cr.16mo; blank before half-title; pp[2]+[x]+315+[i (blank)]; eight double sided half-tone plates; dark blue buckram blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered silver on spine; tan end-papers. Small piece chipped from blank upper margin of one plate; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce title.

A travel book about Czechoslovakia.

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PARKER (Dorothy). After Such pleasures. Longmans, Green and Co., London . New York . Toronto, 1934. Extra Imp.16mo in half-sheets; leaf at end bearing printer's imprint on recto, blank on verso; pp.[viii]+205+[i (blank)]+[ii]; quarter black cloth, lettered gilt on spine, emerald green cloth sides; fore-edges uncut. Minor faults, but in general a nice copy. Scarce.

Short stories: the author's second prose work published in England.

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PARKER (Gilbert). A Ladder of swords: A tale of love, laughter And tears. William Heinemann, 1904. Sm.cr.8vo; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, printed in black and sepia, after a drawing by F. Zuccero; leaf bearing verse on recto, printer's imprint on verso, at end; pp.[286]+[ii]; leaf green rough buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, black, on back cover, ruled and blocked black, enamelled old cream, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, lettered black on spine. Very slight fading of spine; four or five small fox-spots on lower-edges; otherwise a fine copy.

One of the scarcer Gilbert Parker titles, and a striking and unusual binding design. A novel set in Elizabethan England.

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PARTRIDGE (Eric). English: A course for human Beings. Book I [Book II; Book III]. Winchester Publications Limited, 16 Maddox Street, London W.1, 1949. 3 Vols., double demy 16mo; rich brown cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device, and lettered, black on spine; pale buff end-papers. Extremities of spine and parts of front cover faded in volume one; very slight fading of all spines; otherwise a near-fine set in chipped and frayed dust-wrappers. Scarce.

Book I is of the second impression, issued in the same month as the first.

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PARTRIDGE (Eric). The ‘shaggy dog' story Its Origin, Development and Nature (With a few seemly examples) Illustrated by V.H. Drummond. Faber and Faber Limited, 1953. Blank before half-title; two blanks at end; blue cloth lettered gilt on spine. A nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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PARTRIDGE (Eric). English gone Wrong. Phoenix House Ltd, 1957. 48pp., sm.cr.8vo, wire-stitched as a single gathering into white thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front cover in yellow and black, on inside and back wrappers with publisher's advertisements in black; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.

Issued in the series ‘Background Books'.

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PARTRIDGE (Eric). A Charm of Words: Essays and papers on language. Hamish Hamilton, 1960. Double demy 8vo; final blank; scarlet boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Light pencilled notes throughout; otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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PARTRIDGE (Eric). The gentle art of Lexicography As pursued and experienced by an addict. Andre Deutsch, 1963. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in black and brown; orange boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. dark brown. Small snag in back pastedown due to an original binding fault; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Loosely laid in is an autograph post-card from Partridge, apparently to a fellow addict.

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PASOLINI (Pier Paolo). Lutheran letters. Translated from the Italian by Stuart Hood. Carcanet New Press / Manchester; Raven Arts Press / Dublin, 1983. Double demy 16mo; two blanks before half-title, one at end, serving as end-papers; pp.[iv]+129+[iii]; black fine linen-textured boards blocked with publisher's device and down-lettered gilt on spine; variant with Raven Arts dust-wrapper. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First published in Italian in 1976. The first book of Pasolini's essays to appear in English. Issued as No:3 in the Raven Translation Series, a fact stated only on the dust-wrapper.

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PASTERNAK (Boris). Doctor Zhivago. Translated from the Russian by Max Hayward and Manya Harari. Collins and Harvill Press, 1958. Lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title; pinkish scarlet cloth, lettered and with taper rules, gilt, on spine. Nice copy in frayed and chipped dust-wrapper.

The first edition in English of a book originally published in Italy in 1957. A neat inscription on the upper margin of the half-title page in this copy is dated ‘April 1958'.

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PASTERNAK (Boris). Three letters. Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., New York, 1967. Presentation leaf and leaf bearing design in olive precede title-page; half-title not called for; final blank; printed throughout in black and olive; quarter green cloth blocked with publisher's device and lettered black down spine, pale grey boards, the front board blocked blind; pale grey end-papers. Virtually fine copy in frayed original tissue dust-wrapper.

Published in an unspecified limited edition as a New Year's greeting to friends of the publishers. With the publisher's presentation card loosely inserted. Precedes the trade issue of Letters to Georgian Friends, from which these letters come. The translation is by David Magarshack.

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PASTERNAK (Boris). Letters to Georgian Friends. Translated from the Russian With an introduction and notes By David Magarshack. Secker & Warburg, 1967. Facsimile on verso of half-title; final blank; greenish cream boards ruled and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in repaired dust-wrapper.



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PATCHEN (Kenneth). The memoirs Of a shy pornographer: What I Came From & The Doors Of The World Are Opened To Me & The First Par=Ty I Ever Went To & The First Real Home I Ever Had & My Life As A Private Investi-Gator & The Last Party I Ever Went To & The Story Of My Love & Does The Famous Detective Know That Love In A Mist Is Only The Great White Whale Going Down For The Full Count In That Old Seventh Round & The Deer Are Entering This Beautiful Forest & The Greatest And Most Wonderful Plan On Earth & The House Of The Frowning Heart & A Radiant Temple Stands Above The Waters & What Became Of Me: An amusement. A New Directions Book, 1945. Double demy 16mo; final blank; deep sky blue rough cloth, lettered gilt down flat spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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PATMORE (Derek). Images of Greece. Photographs by George Hoynegen-Huene, A Costa, J.C. Tricoglou, Herbert List. Country Life Limited, 2-10 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, 1944. Super roy.8vo; twenty-eight double-sided plates, and six others, with text on verso; fawn cloth lettered red on front cover and up spine; pale tan end-papers. Some slight fading of covers; otherwise fine in dust-wrapper.



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PATMORE (Derek). The Life and Times of Coventry Patmore. Constable, Publishers, London, 1949. Demy 8vo; full colour frontispiece; eight half-tone plates; three line engravings in text; final blank; pp.xii+250+[ii]; green buckram, lettered silver on spine. End-papers a little cracked; otherwise a fine copy in slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

Though based on Derek Patmore's 1935 volume, ‘Portrait of My Family', the present revised and much expanded account is virtually a new work. Included in the text are letters from Carlyle, Ruskin, Monckton Milnes, Bridges, and Edmund Gosse, all of them now first printed.

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PATON (Alan). Too Late The Phalarope. Jonathan Cape, 1953. Final blank; green cloth, blocked gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Crease in front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and slightly dusty dust-wrapper.

Paton's second novel.

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PATON (Alan). Debbie go home. Stories. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square London, 1961. Sm.double cr.16mo; blank before half-title; pp.127+[i (blank)]; very dark brown muslin-textured boards, blocked with publisher's initials device, up-lettered and ruled silver, on spine. A virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper a trifle marked and darkened on back panel.

The author's third book and first volume of short stories. In our experience a scarce title.

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PATON (Alan). Kontakion For you departed. Jonathan Cape, 1969. Demy 8vo; final blank; bright marina blue boards blocked and lettered gilt, lettered gilt up black panel on spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.



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[PATON (Alan).]. The Track to Bralgu By B. Wongar. Jonathan Cape, 1978. Pp.[viii]+112; light chocolate boards, blocked with publisher's initials device and lettered gilt down spine; caramel end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Australian Aboriginal stories, by a part-Aborigine. Includes a Foreword by Alan Paton. It is entirely appropriate that the volume should be catalogued under Paton's name.

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PAZ (Octavio). The labyrinth of solitude: Life and thought in Mexico. Translated by Lysander Kemp. Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 1967. Narrow demy 8vo; leaf bearing publisher's device on recto, frontispiece on verso, precedes title-page; half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+[200]; large decorative initials incorporating Aztec motifs; quarter orange-red buckram blocked with publisher's device and lettered black down spine, pale grey boards blocked blind on front board; black end-papers. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

An interestingly designed book, created by Gerald Cinamon. First English edition. Published originally in Spanish in 1950, and heavily revised and expanded in 1959, this translation first appeared in America in 1961.

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[PEAKE (Mervyn).]. Prayers and graces: A little book of extraordinary piety Collected by Allan M. Laing With illustrations by Mervyn Peake. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1944. 16mo., printed in half-sheets; numerous illustrations on text paper; dark blue fine textured cloth blocked gilt on front cover with a design by Peake, lettered gilt up spine. Very nice copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Berkeley and Winnington, B6. First issue, in dark rather than light blue cloth, and with the price on the dust-wrapper given as 4/6 instead of 2/6 net.

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[PEAKE (Mervyn).]. Prayers and graces: A little book of extraordinary piety Collected by Allan M. Laing With illustrations by Mervyn Peake. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1944. 16mo., printed in half-sheets; numerous illustrations on text paper; light blue cloth blocked gilt on front cover with a design by Peake, lettered gilt up spine. Spine slightly faded; inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a near fine copy in slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper designed by Peake.

Berkeley and Winnington, B6. The dust-wrapper of this copy bears the printed price ‘2/6 net'. The inscription, dated ‘Christmas 1953' suggests that this is a later issue.

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[PEAKE (Mervyn).] Witchcraft In England By Christina Hole. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake. B.T. Batsford Ltd., 15 North Audley Street, Spring 1945. Sm.4to; frontispiece and fifteen plates in a variety of monochrome shades, or monochrome and black line; numerous line illustrations on text-paper; bright red fine linen ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. red. Fine copy in chipped and slightly frayed dust-wrapper designed by Peake.

Berkeley & Winnington, B7a

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PEAKE (Mervyn). The craft of the Lead pencil. London, Allan Wingate, [at end of text:] 1946. Demy 8vo format, fourteen leaves, sewn as a single gathering; leaf at front blank but for price ‘FIVE SHILLINGS NET', and blank at end, serving as pastedowns; numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.[iv]+[20]+[iv]; white buckram printed all over light olive green, but lettered white through light olive green and with white panel printed in black with a design by the author on front board. Pencilled inscription dated ‘December, 1946' on front paste-down; barely detectable foxing to first and last two leaves; nonetheless, a virtually fine copy.

Berkeley & Winnington, A5.

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[PEAKE (Mervyn).]. Dorothy K. Haynes. Thou shalt not suffer a witch And other stories. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1949. Eight full page illustrations on text paper; creamy grey cloth blocked carmine on front cover with a design by Peake, lettered and blocked carmine on spine. Very slight spotting of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

Berkeley and Winnington, B13.

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[PEAKE (Mervyn).]. Johann Wyss: The Swiss Family Robinson. [By] Johann Wyss. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake. The Heirloom Library, 7 Cork Street London W.1., 1957. Half-title not called for; full-colour frontispiece and seven plates; other illustrations on text-paper; pp.[256]; orange cloth-textured boards blocked with over all design in red and dark green; spine ruled and lettered gilt, lettered and panelled green; t.e. red; yellow-and-red head-band; white end-papers printed in red and black. A very little insignificant foxing; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Coded at the foot of the last leaf ‘EG75'. This title with Peake's illustrations was originally published in 1949, but the colour separation was done very badly and the plates had rather a fuzzy and muddly look. It was several times reprinted for The Heirloom Library, both text and plates becoming gradually degraded with each re-impression, until the final printing appeared, under the imprint of The Treasure Library but from the same address, not later than 1956. For the present edition the text was entirely reset and carefully corrected, and a publisher's note on the translation added to the verso of the title page, together with the date. The illustrations were reproduced afresh, evidently from the originals, and have, for the first time, fresh, clear colour and sharp lines. We are indebted for much of the above information to Rowan Gibbs, who has a series of copies inscribed ‘Xmas 1949', ‘Christmas 1950', ‘1951', etc., through to 1960. Berkeley & Winnington fail to record the present printing, which is distinctly scarce, and date the first printing as ‘1950'.

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[PEAKE (Mervyn).]. Johann Wyss: The Swiss Family Robinson. With drawings by Mervyn Peake. Heirloom Library Limited, N.D. [?c.1955]. Half-title not called for; full-colour frontispiece and seven plates; other illustrations on text-paper; orange cloth blocked with over all design in red and green; spine ruled and lettered gilt, lettered and panelled green; t.e. red; pale green end-papers printed in red and brown. Inscription on blank recto of frontispiece; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

In this copy the spine is without a coloured headband, the headline on p.33 reads ‘Shipwreckd!' and the caption to the illustration on p.114 has the misprint ‘cargoe'; the final page does not bear the press-mark ‘3'. Berkeley & Winnington, B14c. Their third printing.

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PEAKE (Mervyn). The Drawings. Introduction By Hilary Spurling. Davis-Poynter, 1974. Double med.8vo; first gathering of old cream paper; frontispiece on verso of half-title, this and title-page being reversed out, cream on black; numerous illustrations throughout; light brown boards, blocked old cream on front cover with a design by Peake, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered gilt down spine; old cream end-papers printed with designs by Peake in brown. Slight bruise to tail of spine; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Berkeley and Winnington A18a. The first issue, the dust-wrapper bearing the printed price £8.00. Later issues sucessively had this price increased by stickers, and by the time the book was remaindered it had been provided with a dust-wrapper bearing the printed price as £12.00! "This large and beautiful volume, designed by Malcolm Young . . . was exhibited by the National Book League as one of the 50 best-produced books of 1974" - Berkeley & Winnington.

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PEMBERTON (Max). I crown thee king: A romance. With illustrations by Frank Dadd and A. Forestier. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, 1902. Blank before half-title; frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; pp.[2]+[x]+296; 48pp. publisher's Catalogue at end dated October 1901; vertically ribed dark green cloth, lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on spine and front cover; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Nice copy.

Copies are also known with a 40pp. Catalogue at end dated March 1902. The earlier date of the Catalogue in the present copy is without obvious issue significance as the book was not in fact published until March 1902. Wolff, 5508, listing a copy with the October 1901 Catalogue, and describing the cloth colour as ‘navy blue' - which is almost certainly a genetic difference in colour perception, there being two variants of the gene for perceiving blue/green; Nield, ‘Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales', fifth edn., 652; Hubin, p.322, listing this title as of undetermined status: it is an outlaw romance set in 1554, with considerable historic background including some account of Wyatt's rebellion, while Queen Mary and her Chancellor Bishop Gardiner figure prominently.

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PEMBERTON (Max). I crown thee king: A romance. With illustrations by Frank Dadd and A. Forestier. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, 1902. Blank before half-title; frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; pp.[2]+[x]+296; 40pp. publisher's Catalogue at end dated March 1902; vertically ribbed very dark green cloth, lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on spine and front cover; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Brilliantly fine copy.

Copies are also known with a 48pp. Catalogue at end dated October 1901, but this is without obvious issue significance as the book was not published until March 1902, the date of the Catalogue in the present copy. Wolff, 5508, listing a copy with the October 1901 Catalogue, and describing the cloth colour as ‘navy blue' - which is almost certainly a genetic difference in colour perception, there being two variants of the gene for perceiving blue/green; Nield, ‘Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales', fifth edn., 652; Hubin, p.322, listing this title as of undetermined status: it is an outlaw romance set in 1554, with considerable historic background including some account of Wyatt's rebellion, while Queen Mary and her Chancellor Bishop Gardiner figure prominently..

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PEMBERTON (Max). The gold wolf. Illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen. London, Ward Lock & Co Limited, 1903. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and twenty-three plates; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.381+[i (blank)]+[ii]; black buckram, blocked blind and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, and with full-colour onlay in recessed panel on front cover; white laid end-papers. Minor faults, but in general a nice copy.

Hubin, p.322, describing this title as of undetermined status: it is a romance involving manslaughter rather than a crime story, though there is a mystery at its heart. There is no list of plates, but they are marked for pp.20, 27, 51, 58, 89, 101, 107, 115, 129, 135, 151, 171, 202, 217, 235, 253, 271, 295, 303, 332, 363, 373, and 380, those to pp.135, 171, 202, 271, 303, and 363 being tipped in respectively to face pp.136, 168, 200, 272, 304, and 360, the rest at the openings indicated. In this copy p.354, l.20 has the reading ‘trail' for ‘trial': state or issue significance, if any, unknown.

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PEMBERTON (Max). Beatrice of Venice: A romance of the last days Of the Venetian republic and Napoleon's campaign in Italy. Illustrated by Frank Dadd, R.I. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 27 Paternoster Row, 1904. Half-title not called for; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and fifteen plates, all printed in sepia; pp.viii+424; light and pale brown mottled linen-patterned rough buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram within square triple ruled frame, black, on back cover, ruled black, pictorially blocked black, brown, and pale sky-blue, lettered black-outlined brown, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Extensive light foxing of edges; some light foxing passim; otherwise a fine copy.

A difficult title. This title not in Wolff.

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PEMBERTON (Max). The Lady Evelyn. A story of to-day. Hodder and Stoughton, Publishers London, 1906. Half-title not called for; frontispiece printed in colours, with tissue guard; pp.328; mottled light sage green cloth, blocked grey-green, flesh-pink, and black, lettered black and black-outlined flesh-pink on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Cloth of spine slightly faded; damp-stain on upper fore-corner of back cover, with consequential staining of blank fore-corners of back end-papers and last few leaves of text; light foxing of edges; contemporary inscription on blank back of frontispiece; otherwise a nice copy.

This title not in Wolff; Hubin, p.322 listing this title as of undetermined status. It is a romance.

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PEMBERTON (Max). The lodestar. A Novel. With twenty illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen. London, Ward Lock & Co., Limited, 1907. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and nineteen plates; pp.319+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; black buckram, blocked blind and gilt, lettered gilt, and with full-colour illustration laid-on to pressed-out bevel-edged panel on front cover, blocked blind, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Very slight damp-marking of covers; two plates re-inserted, with slight marginal fraying and one short tear; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp. 12, 23, 36, 62, 71, 99, 112, 122, 134, 142, 153, 160, 171, 206, 223, 251, 271, 287, and 309 and are here tipped in at those openings. This title not in Wolff.

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PEMBERTON (Max). Sir Richard Escombe: A romance. With a frontispiece by Cyrus Cuneo, R.I. Cassell and Company, Limited, 1908. Full colour frontispiece with tissue guard; 8pp. publisher's catalogue at end, dated 8.08; scarlet net-grain cloth blocked gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Front cover a little damp-stained; gilt of blocking a trifle rubbed; inscription dated ‘December 13 1908' on front end-paper; prelims. and edges foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Apparently the first issue, preceding that in dark green buckram, lettered light green, blocked light green and scarlet on the spine and front cover, and with paper onlay on front cover duplicating frontispiece, which was put up without the catalogue. The story of the Hell-Fire Club. This title not in Wolff; Nield, ‘Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales', fifth edn., 1358.

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PEMBERTON (Max). The house of Fortune: A romance. London, Eveleigh Nash, 1912. 8pp. integral series advertisements at end, not listing this volume; pp.248+[viii]; faintly mottled light jade green rough buckram ruled and lettered gilt and with glazed paper onlay printed in full colour on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Slight dulling of gilt on spine, but a very nice copy.

Issued apparently as the thirty-fourth volume in the series ‘Nash's Two-Shilling Novels', and bound in series style. Wolff, 5506; Hubin, p.322, listing this title as of undetermined status: it is, as it claims, a romance, and not criminous.

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PEMBERTON (Max). Leila and her Lover. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1913. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; frontispiece by Maurice Greiffenhagen, with tissue guard; 10pp. integral advertisements at end; very dark green buckram, blocked blind and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, with full-colour printed onlay recessed on front cover; blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover. Very slight damp-spotting, and small presure dint, affecting back cover; light foxing of prelims.; otherwise a very nice copy.

The ornate small monogram blocked blind on the back cover looks more like a sign of ownership than a part of the original design. It has been very faintly overblocked ‘For sale abroad', and we hypothesise that this may have been a ward, Lock office copy thriftily at some point added to their stock. This title not in Wolff; Hubin, p.322, listing it of undetermined status: it is a ‘tug-of-love' affair, and not criminous.

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PEMBERTON (Max). Lucienne. With Isabelle & Horizon of God. Mills & Boon Limited, 49 Rupert Street, London W.1, September, 1925. Blank before half-title; 2pp. integral advertisements and integral fly-title to Catalogue followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. undated Catalogue at end listing this title as new; brown fine linen-grain cloth, ruled and blocked pale brown on front cover and spine, lettered pale brown on spine; t.e. pale brown, lower-edges uncut. Virtually fine copy.

A decidedly scarce volume. This title not in Wolff; Hubin, p.322, listing it as of undetermined status. In the table of Contents, Lucienne is subtitled: A story of the forest of Fontainebleau; Isabelle: The story of that remarkable woman, Isabelle de Saint-Remi; and Horizon of God: The Story of Rebecca and Tutankhamen - thus clearly placing all three amongst Pemberton's historical tales.

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