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.

POWYS (Llewellyn). Impassioned clay. Longmans, Green and Co., 1931. Demy 8vo; final blank; black buckram, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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POWYS (Llewellyn). A pagan's Pilgrimage. Longmans, Green and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, London, E.C.4, 1931. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; blue cloth, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Some very minor faults, but in general a nice copy.

Travels in Palestine.

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POWYS (Llewellyn). Swiss Essays. John Lane The Bodley Head, 1947. Sq.8vo; 32 full page plates; final blank; pink cloth blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in torn pictorial dust-wrapper.



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POWYS (Llewellyn). Swiss Essays. John Lane The Bodley Head, 1947. Sq.8vo; 32 full page plates; final blank; pink cloth blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy.



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POWYS (Theodore Francis). Soliloquies Of a hermit. London: Andrew Melrose Ltd., 3 York Street, Covent Garden, W.C.2, 1918. Final blank; quarter dark blue buckram, lighter blue boards, lettered yellowish green on spine, black on front cover. Extremely fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy from the author, with his signed holograph inscription to Dennis Wheatley on the front end-paper, and with Wheatley's later book-plate (designed by Pape) on the front paste-down. Riley A2. The first issue.

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POWYS (T.F.). The left leg. Containing: The left leg; Hester Dominy; Abraham men. Chatto & Windus, 1923. Blank before half-title; vignette on title page; pp.[viii]+[312]; light and dark marbled greyish green buckram, green spine label printed in black; t.e. green, fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut; spare label tipped in before back end-paper. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription, dated to B. Van Thal, dated ‘July 13th 1926', on the front end-paper. B. van Thal was Powys's first bibliographer: this being presumably the copy he described. The author's second book, and the first to be published by Chatto and Windus. Muir and van Thal (1927), p.32.

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POWYS (T.F.). Innocent Birds. Chatto & Windus, 1926. Final blank; chalk blue cloth, ruled, lettered, and blocked gilt on spine; t.e. purplish blue, fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine and adjacent edges of covers faded; very slight wear to cloth at head of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

Norah Smallwood's copy, with her pencilled initials on the front end-paper. Norah Smallwood was a director of Chatto & Windus. The present volume is almost certainly an advance copy, and differs from the published volume at least by the absence of the inserted catalogue called for by Muir & van Thal (p.57), which has been present in every other copy we have seen of both the first issue and of the secondary (‘Centaur Library') issue, though there may be other minor differences besides.

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POWYS (T.F.). Innocent Birds. Chatto & Windus, 1926. 4pp. inserted advertisements followed by integral blank at end; pale blue rough buckram, ruled, lettered, and blocked white on spine; t.e. light blue, lower-edges rough trimmed. Near fine in dust-wrapper bearing woodcut design by Bewick (!).

Later issue, the dust-wrapper in this copy having had the price clipped away from the inside front flap, and bearing on the spine a reduced price sticker designating it as No.61 of The Centaur Library. Muir and van Thal, p.57, recording only the first issue which had the spine decoration and lettering in gilt.

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POWYS (T.F.). Mr. Weston's Good wine. With drawings by George Charlton. Chatto & Windus, 1927. Demy 8vo; blank, half-title, and limitation leaf precede frontispiece; five other plates; bevelled black coarse buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Front end-papers cracking and a little stained; one or two more minor faults, but a good copy, in general near nice.

One of a total edition limited to 660 copies numbered and signed by the author. There was no trade edition at this time.

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POWYS (T.F.). Unclay. Chatto & Windus, 1931. Blank before half-title; pp.viii+343+[i (printer's imprint)]; 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end; chocolate cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. dark chocolate, lower-edges uncut. Very slight foxing of edges and first and last two leaves; otherwise a fine copy in slightly marked and darkened, and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.



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POWYS (T.F.). The Only Penitent. Chatto & Windus, 1931. Blank, half-title, and limitation leaf precede title-page; title-page vignette; final blank; quarter reddish brown buckram lettered gilt up spine, white boards printed in blue; t.e.g., others uncut. Spine slightly faded, otherwise a fine copy in slightly chipped, and torn, original glassine dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to only 160 numbered copies, this copy being also signed by the author.

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POWYS (T.F.). No painted plumage. Chatto and Windus, London, 1934. F'cap 8vo; pp.[viii]+275+[i (printer's imprint)]; 8pp. text-paper advertisements at end, probably integral (the final gathering of text consisting likewise of four leaves); black buckram, ruled blind on sides, blocked blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, in series style. Slight flexion creasing of front board, otherwise a fine copy in slightly chipped dust-wrapper. Scarce.

Norah Smallwood's copy, with her holograph initials on the front end-paper. Smallwood was a director of Chatto & Windus. Issued as a volume in The Phoenix Library. The first edition under this title of a book first issued in a limited edition in 1929 and in the Phoenix Library in 1930, under the title "Fables".

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POWYS (T.F.). Bottle's Path And other stories. 1946, Chatto & Windus, London. F'cap 8vo; pp.[viii]+[228]; sea-green Sundour cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, panelled brown, on spine; t.e. blue-green, lower-edges rough trimmed. Cloth of spine very slightly faded; otherwise a nice copy.

The publisher's File Copy, with their label to this effect on the spine, and one or two uninterpretable light pencilled marks in text.

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POWYS (T.F.). God's Eyes a-twinkle: An Anthology of the Stories of T.F. Powys. With a Preface by Charles Prentice. 1947, Chatto & Windus, London. Sm.sq.8vo; title-page printed in black and red; final blank; pp.[xvi]+454+[ii]; cerise coarse buckram blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. grey, fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Small tape-marks on paste-downs; otherwise a fine copy in badly defective dust-wrapper repaired with clear-tape.

Purchased from the Chatto & Windus file. Proof copy, with the fore-edges rough trimmed instead of trimmed, the lower edges rough-trimmed instead of mainly trimmed, and several minor typographical faults corrected in the published version - for instance a risen space between the ‘b' and the ‘o' of ‘book' in the first line of the Preface, and a risen quad between ‘brought' and ‘his' in l.5 on p.7. We have not looked for other differences.

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POWYS (T.F.). God's Eyes a-twinkle: An Anthology of the Stories of T.F. Powys. With a Preface by Charles Prentice. 1947, Chatto & Windus, London. Sm.sq.8vo; title-page printed in black and red; final blank; pp.[xvi]+454+[ii]; cerise coarse buckram blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. grey, fore-edges trimmed, lower-edges mainly trimmed. A fine copy in slightly torn dust-wrapper with two or three small chips.

The publisher's File Copy, with their label to this effect on the spine of the dust-wrapper.

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POWYS (T.F.). Rosie Plum And other stories. Drawings by John Ward. 1966, Chatto & Windus, London. Lge.post 8vo; vignette on title; other illustrations in text; pp.199+[i (blank)]; pale grey-green cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in very slightly frayed and dusty dust-wrapper.

Includes a four page Foreword by the author's son, Francis. Stories here first collected, and for the most part here first printed.

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POWYS (T.F.). [Cover title:] The Scapegoat. [Colophon:] Peter Riley at 15, George Street, Hastings, Christmas 1966. Eight leaves, 4to., wire-stabbed, printed on one side only of each leaf. Slight embrowning of covers and one inner margin; first and last leaves torn at staples; otherwise a nice copy.

One of an edition limited to only 70 numbered copies for private distribution. A late story, here first published.

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POWYS (T.F.). The Strong Wooer: A story by T.F. Powys. k.a. ward, [71, High Beech Road, Loughton, Essex,] 1970. Roy.8vo format, 24pp. wire stitched as a single gathering into pink card wrappers, cut flush, printed black on front wrapper; two blanks before half-title, three at end; wood-engraving and colophon on verso of half-title. Slight rusting of staples; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 150 numbered copies printed by the John Roberts Press in 12/14 pt Bembo on Abbey Mills Antique Laid paper. The story is here first published.

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PREEDY (George R. [i.e., Gabrielle Long, a.k.a. Marjorie Bowen]). Lyndley Waters. London Hodder and Stoughton Limited, June 1942. Sm.cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.253+[i (blank)]+[ii]; pale sky-blue buckram ruled and lettered black on front cover, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's monogram black on spine. Very slight fading of covers; otherwise a nice copy.

Hubin, p.332, listing this title as of undetermined status. It has some criminous and mystery content, but is essentially a rather dark historical romance, well written in a very spare, taut, style. In this copy at l.33 on p.173 the apostrophe is lacking in ‘master's': state or issue significance not known.

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PRESSBURGER (Emeric). Killing a Mouse On Sunday. Drawings by Papas. Collins, 1961. Frontispiece on verso of half-title, and numerous illustrations on text-paper; final blank; blue boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly browned dust-wrapper.

The author's first novel.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Papers From Lilliput. Cambridge, Bowes & Bowes, 1922. Quarter unbleached linen, green paper covered boards, cream spine label; a.e. uncut. Fine, unopened, copy in slightly faded and frayed dust-wrapper.

Priestley's third book.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Papers From Lilliput. Cambridge, Bowes & Bowes, 1922. Quarter Holland, green board sides, paper spine label; uncut edges. Extremely fine copy.



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[PRIESTLEY (J.B.).]. The diary of Thomas Turner Of East Hoathly (1754-1765). Edited by Florence Maris Turner (Mrs. Charles Lamb) Great-Great-Granddaughter of the Diarist. With an introduction by J.B. Priestley. John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, 1925. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-tone facsimile frontispiece, and three half-tone plates from photographs; pp.[xxxii]+[112]; salmon red fine rough buckram, paper spine label; t.e. salmon, spare label tipped in at end. Slight fading of spine; a little light foxing; but a nice copy of a scarce title.

Priestley's Introduction occupies pp.[v]-xxiii.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). George Meredith. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1926. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; cerise buckram ruled blind on front cover, lettered and ruled gilt on spine; t.e. cerise, others uncut. Fine in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Issued as the second volume of the New Series of "English Men of Letters", under the general editorship of J.C. Squire.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). George Meredith. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1926. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; cerise buckram ruled blind on front cover, lettered and ruled gilt on spine; t.e. cerise, others uncut. Spine and edges of covers faded, otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as the second volume of the New Series of "English Men of Letters", under the general editorship of J.C. Squire.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Thomas Love Peacock. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1927. Cerise buckram ruled blind on front cover, lettered and ruled gilt on spine; t.e. burnished cerise, others uncut. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Issued as the sixth volume of the New Series of "English Men of Letters", under the general editorship of J.C. Squire.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Open house: A book of essays. William Heinemann Ltd., 1927. Integral advertisement leaf at end; dark blue buckram, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine. Fore-edges a little foxed; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and faded dust-wrapper.



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[PRIESTLEY (J.B.).]. Dreaming By Gerald Bullett. Being one of a series of essays Edited by J.B. Priestley And entitled: These Diversions. Jarrolds Publishers London Limited 34 Paternoster Row, 1928. F'cap 8vo; coloured frontispiece by John Austen, with tissue guard; final blank; brown cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. brown, fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Very nice copy in badly defective dust-wrapper.

Review copy, lightly rubber-stamped ‘With The Publisher's Compliments' on title-page, and with the review slip loosely laid in. The book was scheduled for publication on 26th October, the two issues being priced at 5/- and 15/-. This is, of course, the ordinary issue.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). The balconinny And other essays. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1929. Blue buckram lettered and ruled gilt on spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed. Slight foxing of edges, otherwise a fine copy in a slightly frayed and rubbed dust-wrapper. A scarce title.



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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Angel Pavement. London, William Heinemann Ltd, 1930. Sq.demy 8vo; blank before half-title; blank at end; dark blue buckram, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine. Slight foxing of blanks and edges; otherwise a fine copy in the dust-wrapper. Scarce thus.

Often considered, from an artistic point of view, to be Priestley's most successful novel.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). The town major of Miraucourt. London, William Heinemann Ltd., 1930. Lge.post 8vo in half-sheets; two blanks before half-title, two at end, the outermost pasted down beneath end-papers; first two gatherings printed in brown and black; wood-engraved head-piece; pp.[xii]+31+[i (printer's imprint)]+[iv]; publisher's full forel, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; t.e.g., others uncut; cream end-papers. Light marking of covers; otherwise a very nice copy in badly chipped glassine dust-wrapper and original pale green paper covered slip-case.

One of an edition limited to 525 numbered copies, this copy being signed by the author.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Self-selected Essays. William Heinemann Ltd, 1932. Cancel title-page tipped on to a stub; pp.[viii]+[320]; quarter black buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, diagonally fine ribbed sky-blue cloth sides, printed all over with a snakeskin pattern in dark blue. Almost imperceptible foxing of edges and title-leaf; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

In this copy the Introduction is listed in the Contents for page VI. It is in fact on page [vii], page vi being the second page of Contents.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). English journey Being a rambling but truthful account of What one man saw and heard and felt And thought during a journey Through England during the Autumn of the year 1933. William Heinemann Ltd., In association with Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1934. Blank before half-title; blue buckram lettered and ruled gilt on spine, blocked with Heinemann's device blind on back cover. Edges foxed, otherwise a fine copy with two variant dust-wrappers - one cream printed in red, the other cream printed in blue, but otherwise identical.

Binding variant, presumably produced for the Heinemann half of the partnership, with the Heinemann blind stamp on the back cover.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). English journey Being a rambling but truthful account of What one man saw and heard and felt And thought during a journey Through England during the Autumn of the year 1933. William Heinemann Ltd., In association with Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1934. Blank before half-title; blue buckram lettered and ruled gilt on spine. Edges and prelims. foxed, otherwise a fine copy in the blue variant of the dust-wrapper.

Binding variant, presumably produced for the Gollancz half of the partnership, without the Heinemann device in blind on the back cover.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Four-in-hand. William Heinemann Ltd, 1934. Blank before half-title; blue buckram blocked blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine; pp.[xii]+652. Covers a little marked and dull; end-papers slightly embrowned; otherwise a nice copy in chipped and frayed dust-wrapper of one of the scarcer Heinemann titles.

An omnibus volume containing one novel, two plays, nine short stories, thirteen essays, and a good deal of other material, some of which here appears in book form for the first time, as well as an Introduction, here first printed. The dust-wrapper of this volume is particularly interesting since it is referred to in Priestley's Introduction.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Out of the people. Collins In association with William Heinemann Limited, 1941. Pp.127+[i (blank)]; brown cloth lettered black on spine; fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Bright day. William Heinemann Ltd, 1946. Final blank; pp.[vi]+368+[ii]; blue buckram lettered gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Bright day. William Heinemann Ltd, 1946. Final blank; pp.[vi]+368+[ii]; blue buckram lettered gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover. Covers a trifle dull and marked; very slight bruising of corners; otherwise a fine copy.



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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). The secret dream: An essay on Britain America and Russia. Turnstile Press, 10 Great Turnstile, London WC1, March 1946. Two blanks precede title-page, blank at end, serving as end-papers; half-title not called for; pp.[vi]+38+[ii]; white wrappers, cut flush, the front panel printed in blue, black, and scarlet with a design by Scarfe, the back panel in black. Very nice copy. Scarce.



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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Russian journey. Issued under the auspices of the Writers Group of the Society for Cultural Relations with the U.S.S.R., 98, Gower Street, London W.C.1 (Euston 6272), 1946. F'cap 8vo, 40pp., wire stitched as a single gathering into glazed white wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black on front cover, in black on back and inside front cover; 2pp. illustrations on text paper; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.



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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). The Arts Under Socialism: Being a lecture Given to the Fabian Society With a postscript on What the government should do For the arts here and now. Turnstile Press, 10 Great Turnstile, 1947. One gathering double demy 16mo, wire-stitched into white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in red; half-title not called for; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.

Published at one shilling.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Theatre Outlook. With 8 photogravure Plates in colour and 32 photogravure plates In black-and-white sup-Plemented by 6 pictorial Charts in colour designed By the Isotype Institute. Nicholson & Watson, 1947. Wide demy 8vo, in half sheets; sixteen double-sided plates in black and white, four in full colour; 8pp. charts in colours; lemon cloth lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Delight. William Heinemann Ltd, Melbourne :: London :: Toronto, 1949. Double med.16mo; blank before half-title; Limitation on verso of half-title; title-page printed in black and red; pp.[2]+x+267+[i (blank)]; quarter vellum, bevelled Cambridge blue buckram sides, vellum ruled gilt on sides, black leather spine label, ruled, blocked, and lettered in gilt; t.e.g., others uncut; text-paper end-papers. Some light foxing of vellum, otherwise a fine, unopened, copy in original (slightly shrunken) glassine dust-wrapper and ivory board slip-case.

One of an edition limited to 250 numbered copies signed by Priestley. Presentation copy, with Priestley's eleven word initialled inscription dated September 1945 beneath his signature on the limitation leaf.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Delight. William Heinemann Ltd, Melbourne :: London :: Toronto, 1949. Double med.16mo; blank before half-title; Limitation on verso of half-title; title-page printed in black and red; pp.[2]+x+267+[i (blank)]; quarter vellum, bevelled Cambridge blue buckram sides, vellum ruled gilt on sides, black leather spine label, ruled, blocked, and lettered in gilt; t.e.g., others uncut; text-paper end-papers. Some light foxing of vellum, otherwise a fine, unopened, copy in repaired ivory board slip-case.

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

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Delight. William Heinemann Ltd, Melbourne :: London :: Toronto, 1949. Blank before half-title; pp.[2]+x+267+[i (blank)]; blue buckram ruled and lettered blue through silver on front cover, blocked and lettered silver on spine; blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover. Near fine copy in scuffed, and slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Signed by the author on the title-page. With the publisher's advertisement post-card loosely laid in, as issued.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Delight. William Heinemann Ltd, Melbourne :: London :: Toronto, 1949. Blank before half-title; pp.[2]+x+267+[i (blank)]; blue buckram ruled and lettered blue through silver on front cover, blocked and lettered silver on spine; blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover. Fine copy in price-clipped dust-wrapper slightly rubbed over point of front joint.



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[PRIESTLEY (J.B.).]. The story of Lady Precious Stream. A novel by S.I. Hsiung. With a Preface by J.B. Priestley. Illustrated by A.C. Chang. 1950, Hutchinson & Co. (Publisher) Ltd. Lge.post 8vo; frontispiece printed in colours, and ten double-sided plates in black, white, and red; pp.176; blue-green cloth blocked with Chinese character in gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. A little very light damp-marking of covers; a very little very light foxing of end-papers and edges; otherwise a fine copy in A.C. Chang dust-wrapper torn and slightly chipped on back panel.

A scarce title. Priestley's Preface occupies pp.7-9.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Festival At Farbridge. William Heinemann Ltd, Melbourne :: London :: Toronto, 1951. Short double demy 16mo; blank before half-title, two at end; pp.[x]+593+[v]; navy blue buckram blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and embossed with Priestley's monogram, blind on front cover; t.e. scarlet. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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[PRIESTLEY (J.B.).]. The Yorkshire Story. With an Introduction by J.B. Priestley. Published in 1954 by The Yorkshire Insurance Company Limited To mark the 130th Anniversary of its establishment at York. [St. Helen's Square, York; and Yorkshire House, 66-67, Cornhill, London, E.C.3; etc.]. Cr.8vo format, 44pp., wire-stitched as a single gathering into textured cream wrappers, cut flush, the front wrapper bearing a white paper label printed in dark leaf green, with lettering and design reversed out; half-title not called for; numerous half-tone illustrations in text; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

Printed in York and presumably distributed from all offices. Loosely laid in is a letter from the London ‘principal office' of the Company to the original presentee which may suggest that postal applications for copies of the booklet were dealt with from there. Priestley's Introduction occupies pp.3-6.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Hermon Ould Memorial Lecture. III: The Writer in a Changing Society. The Hand and Flower Press, Aldington: Ashford: Kent, 1956. Demy 8vo, 40pp., sewn as a single gathering; two blanks before half-title, one at end, serving as end-papers; scarlet buckram lettered gilt on front cover. Nice copy.



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PRIESTLEY (J.B.) and HAWKES (Jacquetta). Journey Down A Rainbow. Heinemann-Cresset, 1955. Lge.16mo; final blank; green cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, pannelled black, on spine; t.e. green. Nice copy in used dust-wrapper



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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Saturn Over the water: An account of his adventures in London, South America and Australia by Tim Bedford, painter; edited - with some pre-Liminary and concluding remarks by Henry Sulgrave; and here presented to the reading Public. Heinemann, 1961. Double cr.16mo; final blank; cream wrappers, cut flush, printed in black; made up without end-papers. Wrappers a little dusty, but a nice copy.

Uncorrected Proof copy. The words ‘July 15 18/-' have been lightly pencilled on the front wrapper.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Sir Michael And Sir George. A Tale of Comsa and Discus And the New Elizabethans. Heinemann, 1964. Blank before half-title, final blank; Cambridge blue cloth blocked blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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[PRIESTLEY (J.B.)]. An Everyman Anthology Of excerpts grave and gay from Everyman's Library to celebrate Its diamond jubilee MCMLXVI. Introduced by J.B. Priestley. Dent, 1966, Green cloth lettered and blocked gilt, panelled purple, on spine; grey-on-white pictorial end-papers; t.e. green. Fine copy in slightly creased and torn dust-wrapper.



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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). It's an Old Country. Heinemann: London, 1967. Extra double cr.16mo; final blank; pp.[vi]+[248]+[ii]; blue glazed rough cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Slight foxing of top-edges and front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in slightly darkened dust-wrapper.

In our experience a difficult title.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). The Edwardians. Heinemann, London, 1970. Double sq.Imp.16mo; half-title not called for; integral double sided frontispiece in full colour; numerous illustrations throughout in black and white and full colour, on text-paper and included in the pagination; pp.[ii (frontispiece)]+302; bright pink Sundour cloth, lettered and elaborately blocked silver on spine; pale green end-papers; t.e.pink. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

A sumptuously produced book, now quite difficult to find.

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PRINCE (F.T.). William Shakespeare: The poems. Published for The British Council And The National Book League By Longmans Green & Co., 1963. Demy 8vo format, 56pp., wire stitched as a single gathering into light yellow-green wrappers, cut flush, printed outside and inside in dark red; frontispiece facsimile printed in sepia; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Issued as No.165 in the series ‘Writers and Their Work'.

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PRITCHETT (V.S.). Shirley Sanz. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 14 Henrietta Street Covent Garden, 1932. Post 8vo; black buckram, lettered khaki on spine. Vertical crease in spine; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.



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PRITCHETT (V.S.). Nothing Like leather. 1935, Chatto & Windus. Blank before half-title; light brown cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. brown, lower-edges uncut. Nice copy. Scarce.



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PRITCHETT (V.S.). Dead Man Leading. A Novel. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1937. Lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title; very dark green cloth, blocked pale blue-green on front cover, lettered black through white panels on spine. Covers a little discoloured; edges foxed; paste-downs irregularly darkened, apparently through paste-action; otherwise a nice copy.

Published September, 1937. Presentation copy, with the author's signed inscription to a fellow writer on the front end-paper.

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PRITCHETT (V.S.). The Spanish temper. 1954, Chatto & Windus, London. Extra.cr.8vo; map on text-paper; nine plates; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; orange ‘Sundour' cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. orange. Fine copy in very slightly nicked dust-wrapper.

Norah Smallwood's copy, with her pencilled signature on the front end-paper. Smallwood was Pritchett's editor at Chatto's. Books bearing her signature were generally advance copies, sometimes differing in minor respects from the published volume.

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PRITCHETT (V.S.). The Spanish temper. 1954, Chatto & Windus, London. Extra.cr.8vo; map on text-paper; nine plates; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; orange ‘Sundour' cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. orange. Fine copy in nicked dust-wrapper.



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PRITCHETT (V.S.). Collected Stories. 1956, Chatto and Windus. Extra double cr.16mo; printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.406+[ii]; light marina green rough buckram, panelled reddish brown, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. brown. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Norah Smallwood's copy, with her pencilled signature on the front end-paper. Norah Smallwood was Pritchett's editor at Chatto and Windus: her copies were generally pre-production copies, representing a final stage of proof, and sometimes differ in minor respects from the published book. Whether it is so with the present copy, we cannot say. Thirty-seven stories.

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PRITCHETT (V.S.). When my girl Comes home. 1961, Chatto & Windus. Carmine boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in chipped, frayed, and dusty dust-wrapper.

Short stories.

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PRITCHETT (V.S.). The key To my heart. A Comedy in Three Parts Illustrated by Paul Hogarth. Chatto & Windus, 1963. Salmon pink cloth lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in slightly torn dust-wrapper.



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PRITCHETT (V.S.). Foreign Faces. 1964, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; two blanks at end; pp.219+[v]; light cerise cloth-textured boards, ruled blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly nicked and darkened dust-wrapper.

Norah Smallwood's copy, with her pencilled signature on the front end-paper. Smallwood was Pritchett's editor at Chatto's: books bearing her signature are generally advance copies, and sometimes vary in minor respects from the published volume.

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PRITCHETT (V.S.). Midnight oil. 1971, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; blank at end; pp.[253]+[iii]; lavender cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The second volume of Pritchett's autobiography.

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PRITCHETT (V.S.). London Perceived. 1974, Chatto & Windus. Tall cr.8vo; pp.[vi]+185+[i (blank)]; light orange cloth textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Revised edition of a book first published in 1962. First edition thus.

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PRITCHETT (V.S.). London Perceived. 1974, Chatto & Windus. Tall cr.8vo; pp.[vi]+185+[i (blank)]; light orange cloth textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Revised edition of a book first published in 1962. First edition thus, but a later state of the dust-wrapper, the printed price having been clipped away and publisher's stickers increasing the price successively to £3.00 net, and £6.95 fixed on.

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PRITCHETT (V.S.). The Camberwell Beauty. 1974, Chatto & Windus. Tall cr.8vo; two blanks at end; pp.203+[v]; pale green cloth textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

An advance copy, purchased by us from the publisher's file, though without overt signs of ownership. Faint pencil markings on the prelims. pass the details on the verso of the title-page as correct, but note an error in the list of books ‘By the same Author' on the verso of the half-title (a confusing omission of leading between ‘Marching Spain' and the following ‘With photographs by . . .' which makes the volume seem to have been illustrated). Whether it was corrected on the book as published, we do not know.

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PRITCHETT (V.S.). The Tale bearers: Essays on English, American And Other Writers. 1980, Chatto & Windus, London. Double demy 16mo; pp.223+[i (blank)]; dull lime green fine cloth textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The publisher's Production Office Copy, with their rubber stamp to this effect on the front end-paper and another stamp relating to subsidiary rights. Essays on Max Beerbohm, E.F. Benson, Rider Haggard, Kipling, Conrad, T.E. Lawrence, Forster, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, Angus Wilson, Henry Green, Henry James, Edmund Wilson, Saul Bellow, Mary McCarthy, Flannery O'Connor, Lady Murasaki, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Flann O'Brien, etc.PRIVATE PRESS BOOKS

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PRITCHETT (V.S.). The Tale bearers: Essays on English, American And Other Writers. 1980, Chatto & Windus, London. Double demy 16mo; pp.223+[i (blank)]; dull lime green fine cloth textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Essays on Max Beerbohm, E.F. Benson, Rider Haggard, Kipling, Conrad, T.E. Lawrence, Forster, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, Angus Wilson, Henry Green, Henry James, Edmund Wilson, Saul Bellow, Mary McCarthy, Flannery O'Connor, Lady Murasaki, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Flann O'Brien, etc.

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PRITCHETT (V.S.). On The edge Of the cliff And Other Stories. 1980, Chatto & Windus, London. Extra double cr.16mo; two blanks before half-title; pp.[xii]+179+[i (blank)]; light brown fine cloth textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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PRIVATE PRESS: BLACK SWAN [PRESS]. Coup de Grace [by] Marguerite Yourcenar. Translated from the French by Grace Frick In collaboration with the author. Privately Printed, Christmas 1984. Two leaves printed on facing surfaces with swan design in black and serving as end-papers, and a blank leaf, precede title-page; half-title not called for; two blanks at end; pp.116; quarter iron grey rough cloth blocked and lettered down in silver, brushed aluminium effect boards, blocked with swan in black; black and white head and tail bands; back end-papers printed with swan design in black. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 750 copies printed at Gutersloh, W. Germany, on antique laid paper, and quarter bound in Regent linen and Wickel-Silver special. The translation was originally published by Aidan Ellis Publishing Ltd. in 1983, the original in 1939. Black Swan is an imprint of Corgi Books Ltd.(!).

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PRIVATE PRESS: THE CURWEN PRESS. For such as are of Riper Years. [On colophon:] printed for Allen Lane at Christmas 1965 by The Curwen Press. The illustrations are by Mel Calman. Landscape 8vo format, concertina folded and perfect bound; blank (double) leaf and (double) leaf bearing illustrations on verso precede title-page; illustrated on text-paper throughout; blank (double) leaf at end; quarter orange cloth lettered gilt up spine, white cloth sides, blocked black and orange, lettered orange, on front cover, with a design by Calman. Nice copy.

The text is anonymous. Lane seems to have published it partly in an attempt to trace the author.

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PRIVATE PRESS: THE CURWEN PRESS. [HARLEY (Basil)]. The Curwen Press: A short history. [Plaistow,] [at end of text:] 1970. Sq.4to (8 1/16" x 7 3/16"), printed throughout in black on rectos in black and colours on versos; numerous illustrations on versos; pp.39+[i (blank)]; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in grey; laid end-papers coated scarlet. Fine copy.



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PRIVATE PRESS: THE FANFROLICO PRESS. The parlement of Prattlers: A Series of Elizabethan Dialogues and Monologues illustrating Daily Life and the Conduct of a Gentleman on the Grand Tour extracted from Ortho-epia Gallica a book on the correct Pronunciation of the French Language written by Iohn Eliot and published in the year 1593 now reissued ... 1928. Edited with an introduction by Jack Lindsay and with wood-cut illustrations by Hal Collins. Pp.119+[i]; quarter buckram lettered gilt on spine, patterned boards; t.e. brown, others uncut. Fine copy in slightly marked and torn dust-wrapper, and with publisher's sales receipt slip loosely laid in.

One of an edition limited to 625 numbered copies. Published in March 1928. The only post-Elizabethan edition of an interesting and amusing work. Arnold, 18

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PRIVATE PRESS: THE FANFROLICO PRESS. Patchwork Quilt: Poems by Decimus Magnus Ausonius. Done into English by Jack Lindsay With decorations by Edward Bawden. Fanfrolico, N.D. [1930]. Turquoise buckram, blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Very nearly fine.

One of an edition limited to 400 numbered copies printed on Charles I hand-made paper.

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PRIVATE PRESS: THE FANFROLICO PRESS. Inspiration: an anthology of utterances by Creative Minds defining the creative act and its lyrical basis in life edited by Jack Lindsay. The Fanfrolico Press, 1928. Six collotype plates; two vignettes in text by Norman Lindsay; imprint leaf at end followed by blank; pp.126+[ii]; light blue cloth lettered and blocked on spine and blocked on front cover after a design by Norman Lindsay; t.e. blue. Spine very slightly faded, otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 725 numbered copies. The verse translations in the volume are by Jack Lindsay, who also wrote the Preface and the Notes. Arnold, 21

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PRIVATE PRESS: THE FLORENCE PRESS. The little Flowers of S. Francis Of Assisi Translated from the Italian by T.W. Arnold M.A. Published for the Florence Press By Chatto and Windus, London, 1909. Double demy 4to; four blanks at front and back serving as end-papers; additional blank at front precedes limitation leaf and colophon leaf / half-title, both printed in black; wood-engraved title-page printed in red and black; text printed in red and black throughout; second colophon leaf and fly-title to plates printed in black; plates, the first page so headed, otherwise printed on one side of the paper only, twenty-nine sepiatone illustrations on twenty-four facing pages, in colotype; pp.[8]+[xvi]+135+[i (blank)]+[48 (plates)]; quarter Holland, blue-grey paper covered boards, paper label on flat spine and front cover; t.e.g., others uncut; crimson and brown head-band; brown silk marker. Cloth of spine insignificantly snagged in three places, and boards slightly marked and very slightly worn at corners; otherwise a very nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 500 numbered copies printed on Batchelor's hand-made paper in the Florence type (there were also twelve copies on vellum). The title-page was designed by Noel Rooke from the Italian Harley Ms. of the life of Saint Francis by Saint Bonaventura dating from 1504, and the illustrations are finely reproduced from a manuscript in the Laurentian Library, Florence. This copy is from the Chatto & Windus file, and bears their contemporary Office Copy label on the spine (this somewhat chipped).

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PRIVATE PRESS: THE FLORENCE PRESS. Poems By Robert Louis Stevenson: Underwoods; Ballads; Songs of Travel; A Child's Garden of Verses. London: Published by Chatto & Windus in Association with Longmans, Green & Co., 1913. Double f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; title-page printed in bluish purple and black; pp.xvi+399+[i (colophon)]; bevelled full vellum, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Pale foxing of covers; otherwise a fine unopened copy.

Printed on hand-made paper at the Florence Press in August 1913, in the Florence type.

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PRIVATE PRESS: THE FLORENCE PRESS. The poems of William Blake Edited and arranged With a preface by John Sampson, D.Litt. At the Florence Press, London: Chatto & Windus, 1921. Sq.8vo; blank before half-title; colophon leaf followed by blank at end; pp.[2]+xxxviii+[344]+[i]+[iii]; quarter dull light greyish blue smooth cloth, greenish paper covered boards, lettered gilt on flat spine and front board; t.e.g., others uncut; grey-blue and white head-band; white silk marker. Cloth of spine a little faded, and with small paste-mark (v. note); back end-paper slightly cracking; otherwise a nice unopened copy.

Printed on mould-made paper in the Florence type. According to the colophon the book was printed at the Florence Press for Brentano's New York. The title-page would seem to disagree: this copy, however, is from the Chatto & Windus file, and bears their later Production Office Copy label on the spine (the paste-marks being left by the removal of an earlier - and larger - Office Copy label), so that it may be anomalous.

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PRIVATE PRESS: THE FLORENCE PRESS. The poems of Lord Byron Selected and arranged in chrono-Logical order with a preface By H.J.C. Grierson, Litt.D. At the Florence Press, London: Chatto & Windus, 1923. Demy.8vo; blank before half-title; last leaf of text with colophon on verso; blank at end; pp.[2]+xxx+[397]+[i]+[ii]; quarter dull dark green smooth cloth, sea green cloth textured paper covered boards, lettered gilt on flat spine; t.e.g., others uncut; green and white head-band. Very light embrowning of extreme margins throughout; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed on mould-made paper in the Florence type. This copy is from the Chatto & Windus file, and bears their later Production Office Copy label on the spine.

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PRIVATE PRESS:FOLIO SOCIETY. Trilby By George du Maurier. With six of the author's pencil studies. The Folio Society, 1947. Sm.double cr.8vo; six half-tone plates, printed in grey; quarter dark red fine-beaded-rib-grain cloth blocked and up-lettered gilt on spine, light grey-green boards printed with a wood-engraved design in red by Alice Hindson; t.e. pale lavender. Back paste-down slightly creased due to an original binding fault; otherwise a fine copy in torn, frayed and slightly browned dust-wrapper chipped a little at head and tail of spine, and strengthened with tissue on verso.

Printed in Belgium. The dust-wrapper bears the same woodcut design as the covers. The second book published by the Folio Society, issued in the Summer of 1947 at 16/- net. At this point the books published by the Folio Society were not yet issued on subscription, but distributed by Cassells through the trade.

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PRIVATE PRESS:FOLIO SOCIETY. Aucassin & Nicolette Translated from the Old-French by F.W. Bourdillon And illustrated by Lettice Sandford. The Folio Society, 1947. Numerous illustrations on text-paper; white straight morocco grain cloth ruled silver, blocked blue, on sides, blocked and lettered silver up spine. Spine dull and dusty, back cover damp-stained; text fine.

Designed by Charles Ede and printed at the Chiswick Press. The fourth book published by the Folio Society.

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PRIVATE PRESS:FOLIO SOCIETY. The crime of Sylvestre Bonnard By Anatole France. A translation by Lafcadio Hearn. Illustrated by Hope-Read. The Folio Society, 1948. Lge.16mo; half-title not called for; final blank; frontispiece and thirteen lithographic plates; white cloth printed in over-all design of flesh-pink and olive-brown; t.e. brown; black glazed paper spine-label blocked and lettered gilt. Gilt oxydised, and label slightly rubbed; covers showing slight general wear; otherwise a nice copy.



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PRIVATE PRESS: THE FOLIO SOCIETY. Rembrandt van Rijn: Paintings, drawings And etchings Selected and Introduced by Nigel Lambourne. The Folio Society, London, 1963. Med.4to; black and white frontispiece on verso of half-title, and eighty full-page illustrations, twenty-four in full colour; quarter black buckram blocked with publisher's monogram and lettered gilt up spine, black and red linen textured boards. Fine copy in slightly frayed original tissue dust-wrapper.



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PRIVATE PRESS: THE FOLIO SOCIETY. Renoir: Paintings, drawings, lithographs, And etchings Selected and introduced by Nigel Lambourne. The Folio Society, 1965. Med.4to; black and white frontispiece on verso of half-title, and sixty full-page illustrations, thirty-two in full colour; quarter iron grey buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram and lettered gilt up spine, elephant hide sides. Fine copy in slightly frayed original tissue dust-wrapper.

Complete with the publisher's bookmark introduction slip loosely inserted, as issued.

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PRIVATE PRESS: THE FOLIO SOCIETY. ISHERWOOD (Christopher). Mr. Norris Changes Trains. Illustrations by Beryl Cook. Introduction by Samuel Hynes. The Folio Society, London, 1990. Imp.8vo; full colour frontispiece and seven plates; blank at end; pp.[xvi]+174+[ii]; deep yellow cloth patterned with over-all design in grey, down-lettered gilt on brown spine panel; t.e. teak brown; brown and yellow head and tail bands; dark brown end-papers and matching slip-case. Fine copy.

To our eyes, an appallingly ugly book with extremely unpleasant and inappropriate illustrations!

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PRIVATE PRESS: THE GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. ARMSTRONG (Martin). The Puppet Show. The Golden Cockerel Press, Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire, 1922. Blank precedes title-page; imprint leaf followed by two blanks at end; quarter black buckram, salmon pink spine-label printed in black, blue boards; t.e. salmon, others uncut. Boards embrowned at edges; end-papers and edges foxed; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and slightly faded dust-wrapper.



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PRIVATE PRESS: THE GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. Consequences: A complete story In the manner of The old parlour game In nine chapters Each by a different author. Printed & made . . . by The Golden Cockerel Press, Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire, 1932. Blank precedes wood-engraved frontispiece; wood-engraved vignette on title; colophon leaf followed by blank at end; pink cloth lettered black down spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Small mark on front cover; light foxing, chiefly of end-papers, prelims., and final blanks; otherwise a nice copy.

One of 1,000 unsigned copies on machine made paper. The wood engravings are by Eric Ravilious. The authors participating are John van Druten, G.B. Stern, A.E. Coppard, Sean O'Faolain, Norah Hoult, Hamish Maclaren, Elizabeth Bowen, Ronald Fraser, and Malachi Whitaker. The book was printed by Robert and Moira Gibbings.

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