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.

ROBERTSON (E. Arnot). Ordinary families. A novel. Jonathan Cape, 1933. Blank before half-title, two at end; advertisement leaf for Florin Books tipped in before last leaf of text, as issued; light blue cloth blocked on front cover, blocked and lettered on spine, in cream, blocked blind on back cover; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Enamel on spine a little faded, cloth faded on spine and at edges of boards; otherwise a nice copy.



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ROBERTSON (E. Arnot). Devices and desires. Jonathan Cape, 1954. Light blue-green boards lettered copper on front cover, blocked copper and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine. Minor faults, but in general a very nice copy in dust-wrapper.

Signed by the author on the front end-paper.

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ROBINSON (Maude). The time of Her life And other stories. By Maude Robinson. Illustrations by Percy Bigland. The Swarthmore Press Ltd. (Formerly trading as Headley Bros. Publishers, Ltd.), 72, Oxford Street, London, W.1, N.D. [1919]. Extra cr.8vo; coloured frontispiece and three colour-printed plates; 3pp. publisher's integral advertisements at end; pp.261+[iii]; very pale blue-grey rough buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover, with very delicately coloured onlay on front cover. Very slight spotting of spine; light foxing of half-title and a couple of other leaves; otherwise a very nice copy.

Quaker stories written by a Quaker, illustrating the history of Quakerism. Uncommon, COPAC recording copies at the five copyright libraries and Manchester only. The illustrations are all in pastel shades, that on the cover being a vignette taken from the plate facing p.160.

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ROCHESTER (George E.). The "Ace" Series. The flying cowboys. Publishers John Hamilton Ltd., N.D. [1936]. Two blanks precede half-title, serving as end-papers; frontispiece and three plates by Stanley Orton Bradshaw; final page series advertisements; pale greenish-blue smooth boards, blocked and lettered black on spine. Top-edges foxed, others slightly so; a few leaves foxed; in general, however, nice.

Issued as Volume 4 of ‘The "Ace" Series'. Apparently a later binding, the first issue being in lilac-blue boards of a pronounced grain, and having a 40pp. inserted publisher's catalogue on supercalendared paper at the end, dated Spring 1936. From the catalogue it is evident that the series was not published in numbered sequence, though the unnumbered list on the advertisement leaf accurately reflects the numbering. Twelve new titles are there advertised, nos.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 28, 29, and 30, completing the planned series of thirty-three titles (26 appears twice, the first published being in fact 28). The illustrations are dated 1935.

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ROCHESTER (George E.). The return Of Grey Shadow. Eldon Press Ltd., 43 Ludgate Hill, N.D. [1949]. Two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; pp.[4]+[vi]+7-248+[4]; violet cloth, ruled and lettered black on spine. Fine copy in torn, slightly scuffed and frayed, and minutely chipped dust-wrapper, repaired on verso with masking tape.

Issued in the series ‘Eldon Five-shilling Novels'. The British Library copy is in orange cloth, similarly ruled and lettered, though this cannot be said to have issue significance, since deposit copies are sometimes received very late, and sometimes publishers have been known to use up rejected trial bindings for deposit. At the present date also, cloth was in short reply, and several colours may have been used in supplying the initial binding order. The dark violet of the copy here offered is particularly unsuitable for lettering in black! The title of this book does not appear on the list of works by the same author.

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ROMAINS (Jules). Problemes D'Aujourd'hui. Regards, Editions Kra Paris, 1931. Blank before half-title; imprint leaf followed by blank at end; cream self-wrappers printed in black and green, uncut edges. Fine copy in tissue dust-wrapper.

Of a total edition of 2172 copies, this is one of 1800 numbered copies ‘sur velin'. The second volume of "La collection ‘Regards'".

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ROS (Amanda McKittrick). Helen Huddleson. Edited and with a final chapter by Jack Loudan. 1969, Chatto & Windus, London. Extra cr.8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[x]+128; orange cloth-textured boards, panelled grey-green, blocked and lettered gilt, down spine; t.e. grey-green. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Purchased by us from the publisher's file, and inscribed in pencil on the front flap of the dust-wrapper ‘PROOF'. The first publication of this short novel, which was left unfinished at the author'd death in 1939.

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ROSS (Robert). Catalogue Of an Exhibition Of Pictures and sketches By the late Lady Alma-Tadema With a preface By Robert Ross. The Fine Art Society, 148, New Bond Street, May, 1910. One gathering 12mo, printed on mould-made paper; half-title not called for; last leaf blank; large white paper wrappers, printed in scarlet on all surfaces. Slight fraying of wrappers; punch-hole in upper corner; otherwise a 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.

ROSSETTI (W.M.). [Cover title:] Preface By W.M. Rossetti. [Misleading title-page:] The germ Thoughts to- Wards Nature in Poetry, Literature And Art. Being A facsimile reprint of the literary Organ of the Pre-raphaelite [sic] Brotherhood, published In 1850. With an introduction By William Michael Rossetti. London, Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1901. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; 2 conjugate leaves of facsimiles at end (of the 1850 flyers for Nos.3 & 4); pp.[ii]+30 (excluding facsimiles); blue-grey thick paper wrappers, printed on front wrapper in brown; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Very slight chipping to wrappers near head of spine and at extreme fore-edge of front wrapper, and wrappers very lightly stained; internally a fine copy. Very scarce.

The long and interesting Preface issued with the Elliot Stock facsimile of the four numbers of ‘The Germ' in 1901. A few copies may have been made available separately for the benefit of people possessing sets of the original. W.M. Rossetti, who edited the original numbers, here offers a good deal of information relating to the 1850 publication, including statements of print orders and sales, reproductions of contemporary reviews, identification of all the anonymous or pseudonymous contributions, and detailed commentaries on what the issues contained. In this copy p.17, l.26, has a raised ‘s' at the end (state or issue significance, if any, undetermined).

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[ROSSETTI (William Michael).]. The Diary of Dr. John William Polidori 1816 Relating to Byron, Shelley, etc. Edited and Elucidated by William Michael Rossetti. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1911. Blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+228; quarter unbleached linen, blue-grey boards, lettered and with short rule scarlet on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges mainly trimmed. Slight darkening of spine; small rubbed stamp on lower-edges; otherwise nice.



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ROTH (Joseph). The Emperor's Tomb. Translated by John Hoare. Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press, London, 1984. Extra cr.8vo format, perfect bound; final blank; pp.157+[iii]; light brown cloth-textured boards down-lettered and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First edition in English of a book originally published in German in 1938.

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ROTH (Joseph). Hotel Savoy; Fallmerayer the stationmaster; The bust of the emperor. [By] Joseph Roth. Translated from the German By John Hoare. Chatto & Windus, London, 1986. Extra double cr.16mo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; pp.[iv]+183+[v]; black beaded linen-grain boards, lettered gilt down and on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First edition in English of works originally published in German in 1924, 1933, and 1935 respectively.

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ROTH (Philip). Portnoy's Complaint. Jonathan Cape, 1969. Demy 8vo; pp.[iv]+274; charcoal fine-weave cloth textured boards, blocked with publisher's initials device and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. orange. Fine copy in slightly creased dust-wrapper.



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ROTH (Philip). Reading Myself And Others. Corgi Books, A Division of Transworld Publishers Ltd, 1977. Pocketbook format; leaf bearing blurb on recto, advertisement on verso precedes title-page; half-title not called for; leaf bearing biographical note on recto, advertisement on verso, at end; white glazed wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, red, and blue. Virtually fine copy.

First English edition.

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ROTH (Philip). The Ghost Writer. Jonathan Cape, 1979. Double lge.post 16mo; three blanks at end; dark blue boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. salmon. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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ROWSE (A.L.). The Use of history. Published by Hodder & Stoughton Limited For The English University Press At Saint Paul's House, In the City of London, May 1946. Double f'cap 16mo; pale grey rough buckram, blocked, lettered, and with short rule navy blue on spine; t.e. dark blue. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription on the title-page. The ‘Key volume' in the ‘Teach Yourself History Library' edited by Rowse.

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ROYDE-SMITH (Naomi). The Housemaid: A novel in three Parts. Constable & Co. Ltd., 1926. Post 8vo; pp.[336]; plain blue-grey wrappers, cut flush, front wrapper bearing rubber stamp; made up without end-papers. Spine and edges of wrappers faded; some damp-staining of wrappers, and very slight damp-staining of top inner corner of last two leaves of text; otherwise a nice copy.

Stamped on the front wrapper ‘REVISED PROOFS / 19 NOV.1926 / Wm. BRENDON & SON, LTD. / PLYMOUTH', and bearing throughout the author's holograph corrections and extensive revisions. THE DEDICATION COPY, having on the dedication leaf beneath the printed dedication ‘To / Margery Hamilton Fellows' the author's holograph continuation: ‘from / Naomi Royde-Smith / Christmas 1925.' followed by a Latin inscription. An extremely desirable copy, despite the slight staining.

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SMITH (Naomi Royde). Fire-weed. A Novel. London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1944. Pp.[viii]+363+[i (blank)]; pinkish red cloth lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in insignificantly chipped dust-wrapper.

A scarce title.

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SMITH (Naomi Royde). Love in Mildensee. A Novel. Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., 1948. Double cr.16mo; two-tone red cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine; light brownish-cream end-papers. Nice copy in a slightly chipped, frayed, and marked dust-wrapper.



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RUARK (Robert). Uhuru. A novel. Hamish Hamilton, 1962. Double lge.post 16mo; three blanks at end; blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

A library rebind, preserving the original end-papers.

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RUCK (Berta [i.e., Amy Roberta Ruck Oliver]). One of the Chorus. Hodder and Stoughton, Limited London, N.D. [1928]. 8pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.312+[8]; mottled pale blue rough buckram, ruled blind, lettered, and blocked with author's monogram, black, on front cover, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's monogram, black, on spine. Cloth of spine slightly faded; very light foxing of half-title; otherwise a fine copy.

A later novel by the author killed off prematurely by Virginia Woolf in ‘Jacob's Room'. The correct first printing, the advertisements on the verso of the half-title listing seventeen titles headed by this one, which is also listed among the publisher's New Novels at the end (with a blurb but without reviews).

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RUCK (Berta [i.e., Amy Roberta Ruck Oliver]). Half-past Kissing-time. A Story. Hodder and Stoughton Limited At St. Paul's House, London, E.C.4, 1936. Pale blue cloth lettered black on spine and front cover; t.e. lilac; blue end-papers. Covers a little rubbed and faded; otherwise a nice copy.

A later novel by the author killed off prematurely by Virginia Woolf in ‘Jacob's Room'.

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RUSHDIE (Salman). Shame. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, London, 1983. Lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; pp.287+[i (blank)]; orange coated card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; made up without end-papers. Nice copy.

Uncorrected Proof copy, so designated on the wrappers. Differs in at least some respects from the published book. Also, in this copy, p.47 has no page number. A printed note on the front wrapper gives the ‘Provisional U.K. Publication date' as 29 September 1983. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize two years after Rushdie won it with ‘Midnight's Children'.

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RUSHDIE (Salman). Shame. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, London, 1983. Double demy 16mo; pp.287+[i (blank)]; mottled black fine cloth-textured boards, lettered and with publisher's initials device gilt down and on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize two years after Rushdie won it with ‘Midnight's Children'.

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RUSKIN (John). Letters to M.G. & H.G. With preface by The right hon. G. Wyndham. Privately printed, 1903. Leaf blank but for signature mark ‘*' precedes half-title; three half-tone plates and three photogravure plates, the latter with tissue guards; pp.[2]+[xxii]+136; greyish olive green art linen, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; hand-made paper end-papers. Fore-edge of front cover lightly damp-spotted; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed on Arnold unbleached hand-made paper. One of a total edition of 400 copies. Printed for Mary Gladstone, the ‘M.G.' of the title, and privately distributed.

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RUSKIN ([John]). The Solitary Warrior: New Letters by Ruskin. Edited by J. Howard Whitehouse. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, Museum Street, 1929. Portrait frontispiece after Samuel Laurence, and six plates after Ruskin; violet buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Extremely fine copy in the dust-wrapper.

The letters and illustrations are all here first published.

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RUSKIN (John). The order Of release: The story of John Ruskin, Effie Gray And John Everett Millais Told for the first time In their Unpublished letters. Edited by Admiral Sir William James, G.C.B. John Murray, 1947. Portrait frontispiece and eleven plates; title page printed in black and red; blue buckram, blocked and lettered silver on spine; t.e. blue. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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RUSSELL (Bertrand, M.A., F.R.S., Lecturer and late fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge). The problems Of philosophy. Williams and Norgate, N.D. [1912]. Lge.double pott 16mo; pp.[256]; 8pp. inserted advertisements at end, on text-paper; grey-blue dot-and-line grain cloth, ruled blind on back cover, blocked with publisher's monogram device, ruled, and lettered, blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on flat spine; t.e. dark blue. Neat repair to cloth of front joint, and cloth a little faded; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as volume 40 of the Home University Library. The correct first issue, the advertisements listing this title as the second and latest philosophy title available. A notoriously fragile volume.

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RUSSELL (Bertrand). Bertrand Russell & The War Office: A Personal Statement. National Council for Civil Liberties, N.D. [1916]. Single sheet, folded; 4pp., sm.4to format. One fox-spot, but a near-fine copy. Rare.

On September 1st, 1916 the War Office issued an order which effectively forbade Russell from delivering a course of lectures on ‘The Philosophical Principles of Politics' unless he would "give ‘an honourable undertaking' not ‘to use them as a vehicle for propaganda.'" Russell here argues his case for refusing to comply: "it is utterly impossible to know what would be covered by such an undertaking, since there is no precise definition of the propaganda to be avoided, and no indication as to whether only certain conclusions are forbidden, or also the premises from which they can be deduced. May I say that I consider homicide usually regrettable? If so, since the majority of homicides occur in war, I have uttered a pacifist sentiment. May I say that I have respect for the ethical teaching of Christ? If I do, the War Office may tell me that I am praising conscientious objectors . . ."

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RUSSELL (Bertrand). What I believe. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., 1925. Sm. f'cap 8vo; final page series advertisemens; black glazed boards, label on front cover and spine. Nice copy.

Issued as a volume in the ‘To-day and to-morrow' series.

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[RUSSELL (Bertrand).]. Condition of India: Being the Report of the Delegation sent to India by The India League, in 1932. Published by Essential News, 65, Portland Place, London, W.1. Pp.[xvi]+[536]; Issued without end-papers, the outer leaves of the first and last gatherings serving as paste-downs; green wrappers. Fine copy. Very scarce, especially thus.

Includes a Preface by Bertrand Russell. The covers are designed by Eric Gill.

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RUSSELL (Bertrand and Patricia). The Amberley papers: The Letters and Diaries of Lord and Lady Amberley. Edited by Bertrand and Patricia Russell. Volume One [Two]. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London, W.C.1, 1937. 2 Vols., demy 8vo; half-tone frontispiece and eleven plates in volume one; seven plates in half-tone, one in line, in volume two; blank before half-title, blank at end, in volume two; pp.532; 581+[iii]; light green Sundour cloth lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy, the second volume in slightly frayed and dusty dust-wrapper.

Woolmer, 405. This copy was purchased from the publisher's file, and the dust-wrapper bears the small ‘Production Office Copy' label of Chatto and Windus, added when they acquired the Hogarth Press.

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RUSSELL (Bertrand). Power: A New Social Analysis. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1938. Navy-blue coarse buckram, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. blue, fore-edges uncut. Fine copy in slightly rubbed and marked dust-wrapper.



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RUSSELL (Bertrand, F.R.S.). Philosophy and politics. Published for the National Book League By the Cambridge University Press, 1947. Cr.8vo, printed in half-sheets; blank before half-title; blank at end; bluish-purple cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The Fourth Annual Lecture of the National Book League.

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RUSSELL (Bertrand). Authority And the Individual. The Reith lectures For 1948-9. London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1949. Sm.cr.8vo; note on The Reith Lectures precedes half-title; two leaves integral advertisements followed by publisher's imprint leaf at end; pp.125+[ii]+[i]; old cream boards blocked and lettered on front cover and up and on flat spine in lime green; t.e. purple. Very slight faded patch on top-edges, otherwise a fine copy in near-fine dust-wrapper.

The first Reith Lectures.

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RUSSELL (Bertrand). The Impact of science On Society. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1952. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.140+[iv]; maroon cloth-textured boards, ruled and lettered white on spine; t.e. maroon. Lengthy neat inscription on front end-paper; otherwise fine in slightly frayed and chipped dust-wrapper.



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RUSSELL (Bertrand). Hermon Ould Memorial lecture. II. History As An Art. The Hand and Flower Press, Aldington: Ashford: Kent, 1954. 28pp., short demy 8vo, sewn as a single gathering; front free end-paper tipped on to half-title page; back free end-paper not called for; diagonally fine ribbed dark blue cloth, lettered gilt on front cover. Fine copy.

An odd piece of book-making, but effective!

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RUSSELL (Bertrand). Fact and Fiction. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1961. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; red boards lettered silver on spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.



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RUSSELL (George W.). The Candle of vision. By A.E. Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin's Street, London, 1918. Extra cr.8vo; blank before half-title; 4pp. text-paper advertisements at end, almost certainly printed conjugate with the prelims., completing the full sheet; pp.[2]+[x]+175+[i (blank)]+4; dark blue linen-patterned rough buckram, ruled blind on front cover, gilt on spine, letered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Nice copy.

Essays.

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RUSSELL (W. Clark). Wrong side out. Chatto & Windus, 1904. Title-page printed in cerise and black; 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated Sept., 1903; blue cloth blocked white, yellow, and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., lower-edges uncut. Slight marking of covers; prelims. slightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy. A scarce late title.

Not in Sadleir.

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RYLE (Gilbert). [Cover title:] A puzzling element in The notion of thinking. Annual philosophical lecture, Henriette Hertz Trust, British Academy, 1958. Price 3s. net. From the Proceedings of the British Academy, volume XLIV, London, Oxford University Press, Amen House, E.C.4, N.D. [1958]. One gathering, roy 8vo, wire-stitched into grey wrappers, cut flush, printed on front, back, and inside back wrappers in black; prelims. not called for; paginated [129] - 144; issued without end-papers. Very nice copy.

In this copy, probably as always, l.16 on p.132 displays irregular type in ‘mind's'.

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SABATINI (Rafael). The Trampling of the Lilies: A Romance. Hutchinson & Co., 1906. Pp.320; 24pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end dated August, 1906; diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, panelled blind, lettered, and with ruled box, gilt, on front cover and spine. Slight foxing of prelims., but a nice copy.



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SABATINI (Rafael). Love-at-arms: Being a narrative excerpted from the Chronicles of Urbino during the dominion of The high and mighty Messer Guidobaldo da Montefeltro. Hutchinson & Co., 1907. Pp.372; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end of ‘Preliminary Announcements For the Spring of 1907'; scarlet patterned sand-grain cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device and ruled, blind, on front cover, panelled blind, lettered and with ruled box gilt, on spine; lower-edges uncut. Slight embrowning of end-papers; pencil inscription removed from title-page, leaving slight indentations and thinning; slight foxing of edges, prelims., and last few leaves of catalogue; in general effect, however, a nice copy of a difficult early title.



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SABATINI (Rafael). The strolling saint: Being the confessions of the high & mighty Agostino d'Anguissola, Tyrant of Mondolfo & Lord of Carmina, in the state of Piacenza. Stanley Paul & Co., 31 Essex Street, Strand, W.C., 1913. Sm.cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf precedes half-title; pp.328; publisher's inserted 48pp. catalogue at end; deep scarlet horizontally blind-striped fine linen grain cloth, ruled, panelled and embossed with lettering, blind, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Three or four small dark spots on front cover; otherwise a nice copy.

The correct first edition, dated on the verso of the title-leaf.

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SABATINI (Rafael). The banner Of the bull: Three episodes in The career of Cesare Borgia. Martin Secker, Number Five John Street Adelphi, October 15, 1915. Full colour frontispiece; 3pp. integral advertisements at end, followed by 16pp. publisher's catalogue dated 1915; black linen-grain cloth, lettered red on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. black, fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Expert restoration to cloth of back joint; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Presentation copy, with a long signed inscription in Sabatini's minute hand, dated Oct.1915, on half-title page.

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SABATINI (Rafael). The Historical Nights' Entertainment. Martin Secker, Number Five John Street Adelphi, N.D. [1917]. 6pp. integral advertisements (including this title, without reviews, under the heading ‘Autumn Books'), followed by blank, at end; quarter brown morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides, paper spine label printed in brown, dark drab boards; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Blank edge of label slightly rubbed and chipped; otherwise a virtually fine copy.



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SABATINI (Rafael). The Historical Nights' Entertainment. Second Series. Hutchinson & Co., N.D. [1919]. Beaded linen patterned olive green cloth, ruled blind on front cover, black on spine, lettered black on front cover and spine. Nice copy.

A good deal scarcer than the first series. The present copy is of the second issue, the first being in linen patterned carmine cloth, ruled blind on front cover, black on spine, lettered black on spine, and with a 24pp. inserted catalogue at the end dated Autumn 1919.

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SABATINI (Rafael). The Chronicles of Captain Blood. Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers), Ltd., Paternoster Row, N.D. [1931]. Publisher's inserted 24pp. catalogue at end, dated Spring, 1931; red and white mixed weave linen, blocked and lettered crimson on front cover and spine. Slight foxing of spine and edges; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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SABATINI (Rafael). Venetian Masque. London, Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., N.D. [1934]. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.320; publisher's inserted 48pp. catalogue at end dated Summer & Early Autumn 1934 and advertising this title without reviews; scarlet cloth ruled blind on front cover, lettered black on front cover and spine. End-papers lightly embrowned; half-title foxed on recto; otherwise a very nice copy.



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SABATINI (Rafael). King in Prussia. Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., N.D. [1944]. Sq.double post 16mo; black cloth, lettered gilt on spine; fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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SACKVILLE-WEST (Edward). The apology of Arthur Rimbaud: A dialogue. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London, W.C.1, 1927. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end, followed by two blanks serving as end-papers; pale green boards printed in black. Spine faded, as almost always, and paper covering a little rubbed and chipped at extremities of spine; otherwise a very nice copy.

From the library of Desmond Flower, with his contemporary ownership inscription in pencil on the front end-paper. Woolmer 146. One thousand copies were printed. Issued as volume VII of The Hogarth Essays, Second Series.

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SACKVILLE-WEST (Edward). Inclinations. Secker and Warburg, 1949. Demy 8vo; final blank; brownish red cloth lettered silver down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Subtitled on the dust-wrapper ‘Studies in three literatures' (English, French, and German).

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SACKVILLE-WEST (V.). The heir: A Love Story. William Heinemann, 1922. 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end; dull brown cloth blocked blind on back cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Gilt dull on spine; back cover flexion-creased; otherwise a nice copy.



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SACKVILLE-WEST (V.). Grey Wethers. A romantic novel. William Heinemann, Ltd., 1923. Advertisement leaf before half-title page; final blank; grey linen-grain cloth, lettered and decorated in black on spine and front cover. Very slight wear to covers, and edges very lightly foxed; otherwise a near-fine copy. Scarce.



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SACKVILLE-WEST (V.). Family History. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, Tavistock Square, London 1932. Pp.352; orange cloth lettered gilt on spine. Spine faded; edges and prelims. just a little foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

Woolmer, 307

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SACKVILLE-WEST (V.). Seducers in Ecuador. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1924. F'cap 8vo; blank at end; light cerise buckram marbled in black, paper spine label printed in red; t.e. light cerise, lower-edges rough trimmed. Label darkened and slightly chipped; two faint vertical creases in back end-paper; otherwise a nice copy.

Woolmer, 52. Fifteen hundred copies were printed.

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SACKVILLE-WEST (V.). Twelve days: An account of a journey across the Bakhtiari Mountains In South-western Persia. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1928. Demy 8vo; thirty-two plates; leaf bearing Bibliography at end; brown buckram marbled in black; spine lettered gilt. Slight general wear to covers; small chip from blank corner of one leaf; library labels removed from back end-papers; good copy.

Woolmer, 176

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SACKVILLE-WEST (V.). Andrew Marvell. Faber & Faber Limited, 1929. Blank before half-title; grey boards printed in black; t.e. grey, others uncut; loose tissue guards to each printed page that faces a blank here present as issued. Extremely fine unopened copy in dust-wrapper. Rare thus.

Issued as volume No.1 in ‘The Poets on The Poets' series.

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SACKVILLE-WEST (V.). The Edwardians. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf, The Hogarth Press, Tavistock Square, 1930. Final blank; pp.349+[i (blank)]+[ii]; orange cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy.

Woolmer 235B. First edition, ordinary issue. One of 3,030 copies.

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SACKVILLE-WEST (V.). The Edwardians. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf, The Hogarth Press, Tavis- tock Square, 1930. Final blank; quarter vellum, lettered gilt on spine, deep pink silk-weave cloth sides; deep pink and white head-band; t.e.g., others uncut. Small mark on front paste-down, resulting from an original paper fault; otherwise a near fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 125 numbered and signed copies for sale [and about twenty-five copies for presentation], this being one of the latter, signed, and inscribed ‘out of series', by the author on the limitation leaf. Woolmer, 235A. Issued without a dust-wrapper.

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[SACKVILLE-WEST (V.).]. Selma Lagerlof: Her life and work. Adapted from the German By George F. Timpson With a preface By V. Sackville-West. Ivor Nicholson & Watson Ltd., 44 Essex Street, 1931. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece, and nine plates; Addenda slip tipped on to Translator's Note page; 4pp., unpaginated, tipped in after p.136, updating the volume to 1937, this followed by Editor's Note leaf, and final blank; blue rough cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Later issue, as is evidenced by the tipped in update leaves. According to the front flap of the dust-wrapper, the book was also issued in half-vellum, ‘inscribed by Selma Lagerlof', at one guinea, as against the usual 7/6d.

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SACKVILLE-WEST (V.). The dark island. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, Tavistock Square, 1934. Post 8vo; final blank; light jade cloth, lettered dark green on spine; old cream end-papers printed on front paste-down with map in black. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.

Woolmer, 351.

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SACKVILLE-WEST (V.). Life Quest. Chatto & Windus, 1935. Extremely fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Review copy, with the publisher's review slip loosely inserted.

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SACKVILLE-WEST (V.). Saint Joan of Arc. Born January 6th, 1412. Burned as a heretic, May 30th, 1431. Canonised as a saint, May 16th, 1620. Cobden-Sanderson, 1936. Frontispiece, eight illustrations, and four maps (one large folding); final blank; orange cloth lettered gilt on spine. Light foxing of prelims. and edges, as usual with this title; otherwise a fine copy in somewhat chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.



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SACKVILLE-WEST (V.). Country notes In wartime. The Hogarth Press, 37 Mecklenburgh Square, 1940. Sm.cr.8vo; lavender cloth, blocked and lettered carmine up spine. Nice in dust-wrapper.



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SACKVILLE-WEST (V.). The eagle and The dove: A Study in Contrasts. St. Teresa of Avila; St. Therese of Lisieux. Michael Joseph Ltd, 1943. Frontispiece and 4pp. plates; final blank; navy blue buckram panelled light-blue, blocked and lettered silver on spine; fore-edges uncut. Fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper



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SACKVILLE-WEST (V.). The women's Land army. Michael Joseph Ltd., 26 Bloomsbury Street, 1944. Frontispiece, and thirty-two double-sided plates; integral advertisement leaf at end; jade green cloth, blocked gilt, lettered red and jade green through gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered red down spine. Cloth faded; otherwise a nice copy.

'Published under the auspices of The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries'.

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SACKVILLE-WEST (V.). Knole, Kent: The Catalogue of Pictures and Biographical Notes Of Painters by Robbin Fedden. Published by Country Life Ltd., 2-10 Tavistock Street, London, W.C.2, For The National Trust, 42 Queen Anne's Gate, London, S.W.1. [on front wrapper:] 1949. Sm.cr.8vo format, wire stitched as a single gathering into light sea-green wrappers, cut flush, printed on front and inside front wrapper in black; half-title not called for; four double-sided plates, included as conjugate pairs; 5pp. publisher's and trade advertisements at end (including a subscription form, here unused); pp.43+[v]; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Apart from five pages of Biographical Notes at the end, and the listings of pictures which appear as notes at the end of the appropriate descriptive sections, all the text is by Vita Sackville-West.

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SADEH (Pinhas). Life as a parable Translated by Richard Flantz. Anthony Blond, 1966. Demy 8vo; mottled grey boards lettered and blocked gilt on spine. Near fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Autobiography of the Israeli poet.

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SADLEIR (Michael). The noblest frailty. Constable & Co Ltd, 1925. Blank before half-title; lilac cloth ruled and lettered blue on spine and front cover; lower-edges rough trimmed. Spine darkened and covers a little spotted; front end-papers a trifle wormed at hinge; last leaf foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Author's note on verso of title-page reads: "This story was originally entitles ‘Obedience.' After the book was printed, another novel bearing that name was published. It was therefore necessary, and at the last moment, to change the title to ‘The Noblest Frailty.'" In this copy the running titles throughout read ‘Obediance' except for gatherings C, D, F, G, and I, which are correctly headlined.

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SADLEIR (Michael). Bulwer: a panorama. Edward and Rosina 1803-1836. Constable & Co Ltd, 1931. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece and one plate, with tissue guards; integral advertisement leaf precedes index; advertisement on final page; vertically ribbed green cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Spine faded, tissues embrowned; otherwise a very nice copy.

"The extent to which ‘Bulwer' flopped still astonishes me. . . . my judgment as a publisher was at fault. No one wanted ‘Bulwer' nor ever pretended that he did." - Sadleir, XIX Century Fiction, p.xix. Very few copies were sold, and it is consequently rather scarce. The book was later re-issued under the title ‘Bulwer and His Wife'.

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SADLEIR (Michael). Blessington-D'Orsay. A masquerade. With sixteen plates in gravure. Constable & Co Ltd, 1933. Frontispiece and fifteen plates; green cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. green, lower-edges rough-trimmed; cream end-papers printed in green. Nice copy.



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SADLEIR (Michael). Archdeacon Francis Wrangham. Printed at the Oxford University Press For the Bibliographical Society, 1937. F'cap 4to; series half-title, and collotype frontispiece precede title-page; three collotype plates; eight facsimiles on text-paper (one double spread); pp.[xii]+[104]; fawn wrappers, printed black on front, yapped fore- and lower- edges; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Yapped edges of wrappers frayed; otherwise a very nice copy, unopened apart from the prelims.

Issued as ‘Supplement to the Bibliographical Society's Transactions. No.12'.

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SADLEIR (Michael). These Foolish Things. New Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Constable, 1944. Double post 16mo; deep pink cloth blocked gilt on front cover, lettered pink through gilt on spine. Covers a little marked, bubbled, faded, flexion creased, and bruised; but a very nice copy internally. Working copy.

The first printing of this revised edition.

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SADLEIR (Michael). Forlorn Sunset. Constable, 1947. Double post 16mo; frontispiece in colour by John Piper, two maps printed in black and red, and two plates in black and white; other illustrations in the text; final blank; deep pink buckram over thin boards, blocked with Sadleir's monogram gilt on front cover, lettered green on gilt panels on spine; t.e. cerise. A fine copy in frayed and dusty dust-wrapper designed by John Piper.

Variant on thicker paper, the text excluding boards measuring 21mm. across. There is no list of illustrations called for in the volume, but the maps face pp.32 and 173, the plates pp.307 and 326.

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SADLEIR (Michael). Forlorn Sunset. Constable, 1947. Double post 16mo; frontispiece in colour by John Piper, two maps printed in black and red, and two plates in black and white; other illustrations in the text; final blank; deep pink buckram over thin boards, blocked with Sadleir's monogram gilt on front cover, lettered green on gilt panels on spine; t.e. cerise. Cloth of spine slightly wrinkled due to an original binding fault; t.e. faded; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and dusty dust-wrapper designed by John Piper.

Variant on thin paper, the text excluding boards measuring 18mm. across. The slight vertical wrinkling of the spine would appear to be due to the case having been made for the variant on thicker paper. There is no list of illustrations called for in the volume, but the maps face pp.32 and 173, the plates pp.307 and 326.

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SADLEIR (Michael). Desolate Splendour. Constable, 1948. Post 8vo; final blank; deep pink buckram over thin boards, blocked with Sadleir's monogram gilt on front cover, lettered green on gilt panels on spine; t.e. cerise. Fine copy in dust-wrapper with one short closed tear.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed inscription to Bertie van Thal, dated Oct. ‘48, on half-title page. First published in 1923, but for this edition entirely rewritten.

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SAGAN (Francoise). A Certain Smile. A novel Translated by Irene Ash. John Murray, 1956. Deep pink boards blocked white on front cover, lettered and blocked white down spine. Edges slightly foxed, otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper slightly marked on back panel.



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SAGAN (Francoise). Aimez-vous Brahms . . . A novel Translated by Peter Wiles. John Murray, 1960. Deep pink boards blocked white on front cover, lettered and blocked white down spine. Nice copy in torn dust-wrapper strengthened on verso.



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SAINTSBURY (George). Notes on A cellar-book. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1920. Super roy.16mo, gathered in half-sheets; blank before half-title; purple buckram, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Gilt oxydised to rather a beautiful green; some foxing of first and last few leaves; otherwise a nice copy in minutely chipped dust-wrapper.



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SAINTSBURY (George). A scrap book. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1922. Super roy.16mo in half sheets; Postscript leaf with printer's imprint on verso, followed by 4pp. integral advertisements, at end; pp.xvi+298+[ii]+4; light purple buckram lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. A little scattered very light foxing; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Wordsworth, Andrew Lang, the Greek Anthology, Misunderstandings, W.E. Henley, "My Only Ghost", Mr. Midshipman Easy, Austin Dobson, Alton Locke, The Oxford Movement, "The Charm of Ugliness", etc., etc.

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SAINTSBURY (George). A last Scrap book. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1924. Super roy.16mo in half sheets; blank before half-title; pp.[2]+[xiv]+344; light purple buckram lettered gilt on spine; top- and lower- edges uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; bookmark advertisement for ‘Royal Exchange Assurance' loosely laid in as issued. Faint mottling of covers; barely perceptible foxing of first and last two leaves; otherwise a fine copy in nicked dust-wrapper.

Athanasius Gasker, Fish, Byron, Idealism, Conservatism, etc., etc.

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SAINTSBURY (George). Prefaces and essays By The late George Saintsbury. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1933. Sm.cr.8vo; portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.xvi+446+[ii]; cerise buckram lettered gilt on spine. Cloth of spine a little darkened, and some foxing of first and last few leaves and end-papers; a little pencil scoring in the text (v. below); otherwise a fine copy in the dust-wrapper.

Review copy, with the scheduled publication date and price (‘Nov 16 / 8/6') written in pencil on the front end-paper. From the library of John Middleton Murry, who reviewed the book for the T.L.S., bearing his pencilled initials and the note ‘4 [crossed out] 3 [crossed out] 2 cols. for Suppt.' on the front panel ofthe dust-wrapper. The back end-paper, and the back panel of the dust-wrapper, bear a number of further notes, also in pencil, in his hand, referring to the scoring in the text. Groups of essays on Fielding, Smollett, Sterne, and Peacock, single essays on Miss Austen, Donne, Poe, Longfellow, Pater, Marmontel, Balzac, Flaubert, Margaret of Navarre, etc., together with a short Preface by Christopher Saintsbury and a more extended Note by Oliver Elton.

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SALAMAN (Esther). The Fertile Plain. 1956, The Hogarth Press, London. Extra double cr.16mo; pp.[viii]+344; dark red cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in very slightly nicked and dusty dust-wrapper.

"There was so much light and so much darkness in my childhood, and in everyone's in Russia. We knew without thinking that it was a great, rich country, and a great people. Evil was organised and directed, but the good sprang from the heart and mind of man and ran like a river between its natural banks. The word "duty" was slight, but "conscience" was laden with meaning." A novel set among Jews in the Ukrane in the years leading up to the 1917 Revolution.

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SALINGER (J.D.). Franny And Zooey. Heinemann, 1962. Dark blue boards, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in lightly marked and minutely frayed dust-wrapper.



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SAMSTAG (Tony). [Cover title:] Working for War on Want. By Tony Samstag, Press Officer. Three single leaves (including wrappers), f'cap folio format, duplicated, stapled at top corner, the front cover bearing illustrations by Opal L. Nations. [On back cover:] Copyright (c) 1972 by Writers Workshop.

A scarce piece of Writer's Workshop ephemera from the Opal Nations file.

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SANDBURG (Carl). Storm Over the land. From Abraham Lincoln: The War Years 1861-1865. Jonathan Cape, 1943. Demy 8vo; cancel title-page; final blank; navy blue cloth over very thin boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. dark blue, lower-edges uncut. Very slight marking of end-papers; otherwise a fine copy.

First English edition. Though essentially an abridgement of the four volume work of 1939, it contains some additional material, and some passages are here re-written.

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SANDBURG (Carl). A Lincoln Preface. Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1953. One gathering sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; leaf bearing publisher's note on recto precedes title page printed in black and (Lincoln!) green; white boards, printed slate, green, black and pink, flat spine; end-papers coated slate. Paper covering of spine rubbed on edges near tail; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 2,850 copies privately printed for the friends of the author and his publishers as a New Year's greeting for 1954. The Preface was written in 1924 and is here first published. Loosely laid in as issued is the publisher's compliments card, this somewhat dusty along one edge.

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SANDOZ (Maurice). The Crystal salt cellar. Guilford Press, Welbeck Street, London, W.C.2, 1954. Blue cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Spine and edges of covers faded; otherwise very nice.

The date ‘1954' has been added on the verso of the title-page by overprinting. Includes chapters on Firbank, Diaghilev, Nijinsky, Saint-Saens, etc.

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S[ANGER] (C.P.). The structure of Wuthering Heights. By C.P.S. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press 52 Tavistock Square, London, W.C.1, 1926. Demy 8vo, sewn as a single gathering; pp.[24]; two binder's blanks at front and back, the outermost serving as paste-downs; white paper wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black with a design by Vanessa Bell. Slight foxing to half-title, final leaf, and binder's blanks; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Issued as No.19 of ‘The Hogarth Essays', first series. Woolmer, 108.

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SANSOM (William). Three Stories by William Sansom. The Hogarth Press, 37 Mecklenburgh Square, London, W.C.1, 1946. Sm.double cr.16mo; pp.160; mottled dark red linen, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Poor quality war-time paper somewhat embrowned; otherwise a nice copy in somewhat chipped and fragile John Minton dust-wrapper.

The author's scarce second book. Woolmer, 525. According to Woolmer, the volume was published in February 1946, but according to information on the copyright page of the present copy, which was purchased by us from the publisher's file, it was printed in December 1945, and "First Published January 1946". It may, however, have been an advance copy or some final stage of proof - in which context it is perhaps of relevance that the spine bears no publisher's imprint.

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SANSOM (William). South: Aspects and images from Corsica Italy and southern France. Hodder & Stoughton, Limited, September 1948. Lge.post 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; linen-grain jet black cloth over thin boards, blocked and lettered gilt, lettered black through gilt, on spine; lower-edges uncut; fine in chipped and torn dust-wrapper.



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SANSOM (William). The body. A novel. 1949, The Hogarth Press. Red cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. red, fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Pressure line affecting prelims. due to an original binding fault; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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SANSOM (William). The face Of innocence. 1951, The Hogarth Press. Two blanks follow title-page; imprint leaf at end; buff wrappers, cut flush, white typed label on front wrapper; made up without end-papers. Very good copy.

Uncorrected proof copy.

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SANSOM (William). It was really Charlie's castle. Illustrated by Eric Hobbs. The Hogarth Press, 1953. Imp.16mo format, 24pp., wire-stitched into thin boards, cut flush, with colour-printed self-wrappers laid on; half-title not called for; full colour frontispiece; vignette on title-page, and four full-page illustrations in text. A near fine copy of a scarce and delicate title.

The publisher's ‘Office Production Copy', with their label to this effect on spine. Juvenile.

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[SANSOM (William).]. Doctor Glas: A novel by Hjalmar Söderberg. Translated by Paul Britten Austin. With an Introduction by William Sansom. 1963, Chatto & Windus, London. Extra cr.8vo; two blanks before half-title, three at end; pp.[iv]+150+[vi]; light greenish blue cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper slightly embrowned on spine.

Norah Smallwood's copy, with her pencilled signature on the front end-paper. Smallwood was Sansom's editor at Chatto's. Her books are generally advance copies, and often differ in minor respects from the published volume. Sansom's Introduction occupies pp.5-11.

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SANSOM (William). Hans Feet In love. 1971, The Hogarth Press. Black boards, panelled mulberry, blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt, on spine. Fine copy in slightly nicked dust-wrapper.



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‘SAPPER' (i.e. H.C. MacNeile). Sergeant Michael Cassidy, R.E. By "Sapper". Hodder and Stoughton, London New York Toronto, 1915. Blank before half-title; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; pp.[x]+177+[v]; light apple-green linen blocked pictorially sage-green and black, lettered black, on front cover, lettered black on spine. A little light dusting and marking passim; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's first book, published June 1915: an advance notice of his second book, The Lieutenant and Others, which was published some six months later, appears on the verso of the half-title, no publication details being given.

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‘SAPPER' (i.e. H.C. MacNeile). No man's land. Hodder and Stoughton, 1917. Issued without free end-papers; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pink crackle-grain cloth, pictorially blocked blind, lettered black, on front cover, lettered and ruled black on spine. Spine and edge of back cover faded; some embrowning of poor quality paper throughout; crease in half-title; otherwise a nice copy.



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‘SAPPER' (i.e. H.C. MacNeile). The Dinner club. Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., N.D. [1923]. Diagonally fine ribbed red cloth ruled and lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine. Good reading copy.



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SAROYAN (William). The Daring Young Man On the Flying Trapeze And other Stories. Faber and Faber, 24 Russell Square, February 1935. Final blank; scarlet fine weave cloth, panelled silver, with embossed lettering and blocking in dark blue within dark blue ruled box, on spine; lower-edges uncut. Some spotting of free end-papers due to contact with the dust-wrapper flaps; front free end-paper a trifle nicked; otherwise a fine copy in tin foil dust- wrapper, printed in cerise, somewhat corroded and frayed and with several small chips about the edges, protected now in a loose clear plastic jacket. Scarce, particularly with the fragile dust-wrapper.

The first English edition of the author's first book.

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SAROYAN (William). The Trouble with Tigers. Faber & Faber Ltd, January 1939. Two blanks at end; charcoal cloth lettered and ruled charcoal through yellow and lettered yellow on spine. Fine copy in slightly nicked dust-wrapper.



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SAROYAN (William). The Human comedy Illustrated by Don Freeman. Faber and Faber, 1943. Vignette half-title and numerous illustrations on text-paper; final blank; deep-red cloth lettered gilt on spine. Half a dozen leaves creased at lower inner margins; otherwise fine in torn and used dust-wrapper.



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SAROYAN (William). Dear baby. Faber and Faber Ltd, 1945. Bright green cloth ruled and lettered gilt down spine. Covers faded at edges, otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Short stories.

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SARTRE (Jean-Paul). The age of reason Translated from The French By Eric Sutton. Hamish Hamilton, 1947. Red buckram lettered gilt on spine. Covers a little used; small stain on back end-paper; text very nice.

The French edition appeared in 1945.

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[SARTRE (Jean-Paul).]. The Traitor By Andre Gorz. Foreword by Jean-Paul Sartre. Translated from the French by Richard Howard. 1960, John Calder (Publishers) Ltd. Double lge.post 16mo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; black boards blocked and lettered silver down spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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SARTRE (Jean-Paul). Saint Genet: Actor and Martyr. A Plume Book, New American Library, April 1971. Lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; biographical note leaf precedes title-page; half-title not called for; 4pp. integral advertisements followed by blank at end; pp.[viii]+[626]+[iv]; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in purple, red, and black; issued without end-papers. Slight general wear to covers; otherwise a nice copy.

First paperback edition. Originally published in French in 1952, this translation was first published in 1963 in hard-covers by George Braziller, Inc.

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SASSOON (Siegfried). On poetry. Siegfried Sassoon, Arthur Skemp Memorial Lecturer, 1939. Printed for the University of Bristol By J.W. Arrowsmith Ltd., 12 Small Street, N.D. [1939]. Lge.post 8vo in half sheets; final leaf blank but for printer's device on verso; large pale grey wrappers printed on front wrapper in black. Wrappers chipped at head and tail of spine and owners name on upper margin of front panel; some scattered foxing, but a near-nice copy.

The front wrapper reads: On poetry / being the / Arthur Skemp / memorial lecture / delivered in the / University of Bristol / 16th March, 1939 / By Siegfried Sassoon / Price one shilling and sixpence[.] Evidently the title-page struck someone as odd after it had been printed!

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[SAYERS (Dorothy L.).]. The comedy Of Dante Alighieri The Florentine. Cantica I. Hell Translated by Dorothy L. Sayers. Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1949. Tall double f'cap 16mo; blank before half-title; maps and diagrams on text-paper; integral advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in blue and black. Very light marginal embrowning throughout of poor quality paper; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper torn, and strengthened on verso with tissue, at fold of front flap.

Presentation copy with the translator's signed holograph inscription to Margery Vosper on the front blank. Dorothy Sayers' presentation inscriptions are uncommon.

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SAYERS (Dorothy L.). The poetry of search And The poetry of statement And other posthumous essays on literature, religion and language. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1963. Double demy 16mo, perfect bound; pp.[288]; leaf bearing List of Sources at end; blue boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. One corner bruised; otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper. An uncommon title.

Essays on Dante, Blake, Traherne and Wordsworth, Charles Williams, aspects of translating verse, the theory of teaching, Latin, the Writing and Reading of Allegory, Spencer, Bunyan, Tennyson, the Faust legend, etc., etc.

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SCANNELL (Vernon). The wound and The scar. Peter Nevill, 1953. Deep blue boards blocked and lettered black on spine. Small faded patch at head of spine; otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper lacking part of back flap.

The author's second novel.

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SCHORER (Mark). The world We imagine: Selected essays. 1969, Chatto & Windus, London. Double extra cr.16mo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[2]+[x]+402+[ii]; dull blue cloth-textured boards, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly marked dust-wrapper.

Publisher's file copy with their typed slip loosely laid in showing that the book was published on 8th May 1969, that 750 copies were printed of which 250 were subscribed for in advance, 78 copies being distributed free. Printed in america.

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SCHREINER (Olive). From man to man Or perhaps only . . . (With an introduction by S.C. Cronwright-Schreiner). T. Fisher Unwin Ltd, 1926. Portrait frontispiece; red rough buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Edges foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

The volume is also seen in blue buckram, similarly lettered. The present binding is almost certainly the primary one.

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SCHREINER (Olive). Undine. With an Introduction by S.C. Cronwright-Schreiner. Ernest Benn Limited, 1929. Portrait frontispiece and one plate; imprint leaf at end; light brown cloth printed all over with pattern in dark brown, lettered gilt on spine. Spine slightly faded, and very slight foxing of edges, half-title, and imprint leaf; otherwise a nice copy.

With the bookplate of the Virago Press lightly tipped on to the front free end-paper. A novel completed in 1876, and here first published.

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SCOTT (Paul). Johnnie Sahib. Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1952. Double lge.post 16mo; final blank; very pale tangerine boards, lettered green on spine. Virtually fine copy in a nicked dust-wrapper.

The author's scarce first novel, awarded the Eyre and Spottiswoode Literary Award for 1951 upon its acceptance for publication.

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SCOTT (Paul). The Alien Sky. Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1953. Double lge.cr.16mo; two blanks at end; pp.284+[iv]; scarlet and pale red batik-textured wrappers, cut flush, printed in black on front wrapper; made up without end-papers. Fine copy in slightly chipped and frayed proof dust-wrapper, rubbed on folds of spine.

Proof Copy, so designated on wrapper, of the author's second novel. Proof copies of Paul Scott's early novels are rare.

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SCOTT (Paul). The Alien Sky. Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1953. Double lge.cr.16mo; pp.284; reddish maroon fine beaded linen-grain textured boards, lettered gilt on spine. Very slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper with chip approximately 2" x 1" extending across half the width of the spine and onto the back panel, at the foot.

The author's second novel.

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SCOTT (Paul). A male child. Eyre & Spotiswoode, 1956. Double lge.cr.16mo; pp.[224]; dark moss green glazed cloth textured boards lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy in lightly foxed dust-wrapper slightly chipped and rubbed on spine.

The author's third novel.

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SCOTT (Paul). The mark of The warrior. A novel by Paul Scott. 1958, Eyre & Spottiswoode, London. Imp.16mo; pp.[224]; navy blue cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered silver down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The author's fourth novel, and in our experience scarcer than the first three.

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SCOTT (Paul). The Chinese Love Pavilion. 1960, Eyre and Spottiswoode, 22 Henrietta Street London. Lge.cr.8vo; final blank; light grey wrappers, cut flush, printed on the front wrapper in black; made up without end-papers. Wrappers faded on spine and at margins; wrappers, edges, and first and last leaves slightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Proof copy on proofing paper, differing in at least one very minor respect from the published book. Publication date is given on the front wrapper as ‘29 September'. The author's fifth novel.

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SCOTT (Paul). The birds Of Paradise. 1962, Eyre & Spottiswoode, London. Lge.cr.8vo; title-page printed in blue-green and black; pp.264; light blue-green glazed paper wrappers, cut flush, lettered black on front cover and down spine; made up without end-papers. Slight wear to wrappers at head and tail of spine, and a few small corners turned; in general however a nice copy.

‘PROOF COPY / UNCORRECTED', so designated on front wrapper. The approximate publication date is given as ‘April 1962'.

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SCOTT (Paul). Pictures from an Exhibition of Middle Class Portraits: The Bender. A novel. Secker & Warburg, 1963. Lge.double cr.16mo; final blank; rose red boards, ruled and lettered silver on spine; t.e. crimson. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper scuffed on back panel, strengthened with tissue on verso.



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SCOTT (Paul). The Corrida at San Feliu. Secker & Warburg, 1964. Double cr.16mo; final blank; scarlet buckram, lettered silver on spine. Nice copy in frayed and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.



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SCOTT (Paul). The day Of the scorpion. A novel by Paul Scott. Heinemann: London, 1968. Double demy 16mo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[x]+[4]84; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in purple and black. Light foxing of wrappers and edges, and very slight foxing of prelims.; otherwise a very nice copy.

Uncorrected Proof Copy, so designated on the wrappers, and differing in at least some minor respects from the published book. The second novel in ‘The Jewel in the Crown' trilogy. The first ‘4' in the page number on the final page is here so battered as to resemble a thickened ‘1'.

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[SCOTT (Sir Walter) and others.]. Letters Hitherto unpublished, written By members of Sir Walter Scott's Family to their old governess Edited, with an Introduction and Notes, by The Warden of Wadham College, Oxford. London, E. Grant Richards, 7 Carlton Street, S.W., 1905. Large folding facsimile frontispiece of a letter from Sir Walter Scott; pp.[iv]+164; rose madder coarse buckram, paper spine label printed in red and black; t.e.g., others uncut. Some fading of covers, and label a trifle chipped at edges; otherwise a nice copy.

Includes three letters from Sir Walter Scott, the rest being from his daughters Anne and Charlotte Sophia (later Lockhart) with one each from Lady Scott, and J.G. Lockhart, and three from Charles Scott. In our experience an uncommon volume.

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SEAMAN (Owen). Borrowed plumes. Westminster, Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd., 2 Whitehall Gardens, 1902. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; pp.viii+179+[i (blank)]+[2]+[ii]; bevelled horizontally streaked light and dark blue rough buckram lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Gilt a little dulled on spine; light foxing of end-papers, title and dedication leaves; otherwise a very nice copy of a difficult title.

Excellent and very funny parodies of: ‘The Two Elizabeths', John Oliver Hobbes, Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler, ‘An Englishwoman's Love-Letters', Hall Caine, Marie Corelli, ‘Mr. Dooley', Henry Harland, Maurice Hewlett, George Meredith, Sir John Lubbock, Mrs. Humphrey ward, W.E. Henley, Henry James, Maurice Maeterlinck, G. Bernard Shaw, Stephen Phillips, Henry Seton Merriman, Andrew Lang, George Moore, Alice Meynell, and William Watson.

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SEARLE (Ronald). The Journal of Edwin Carp Edited by Richard Haydn Embellished by Ronald Searle and published by Hamish Hamilton, 1954. Frontispiece, title-page, facsimile, and numerous illustrations by Searle; yellow boards blocked black on front cover, lettered and decorated black on spine, with designs by Searle. A fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper designed by Searle.



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SEARLE (Ronand) and ATKINSON (Alex). Escape from the Amazon! Perpetua Books, 1964. Lge.sq.8vo; frontispiece precedes half-title page, double-sided second frontispiece follows it; numerour illustrations throughout; final blank; black cloth blocked gilt on front cover and spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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SEELEY (Edith). Under Cheddar Cliffs A hundred years ago: A story By Edith Seeley. London, Seeley and Co. Limited, 38, Great Russell Street, 1903. Half-tone frontispiece and seven plates, some signed ‘Geo. M.'; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+388+[iv]; cherry red buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Very slight mottled fading of covers, and a little scattered light foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Wolff.

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SERGEANT (Howard). The Cumberland Wordsworth. Williams & Norgate Limited, April, 1950. Grey boards lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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SERVIAN (Marcus). Anne Innescourt. London, Francis Griffiths, 34 Maiden Lane, Strand, W.C., 1909. Two leaves integral advertisements at end; pp.332+[iv]; mottled deep red rough buckram, ruled blind on sides, lettered gilt within ruled boxes on spine; lower-edges uncut. Very slight fading of spine, and insignificant foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription dated ‘26 - viii - 09' on the front end-paper.

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SERVICE (Robert W.). The rough-neck: A tale of Tahiti. T. Fisher Unwin Ltd., 1923. Double cr.16mo; black beaded linen-grain cloth, ruled blind, lettered orange on front cover and spine. Slight wear to cloth at head of spine; otherwise a very nice copy.



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SHANKS (Edward). The old Indispensables: A romance of Whitehall. Martin Secker, 17 Buckingham Street, Adelphi, 1919. Deep pink linen grain cloth, ruled blind, lettered black, on front cover and spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed. Slight fading of spine; otherwise a very nice copy.

Dedicated to J.C. Squire. The front end-paper bears a lengthy presentation inscription signed Rose Squire. A comic novel, in part at least, according to the author's prefatory Note, founded on fact!

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SHANKS (Edward). The Richest man. W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1923. 6pp. integral advertisements at end; navy blue rough effect smooth buckram, ruled and lettered scarlet on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered scarlet on spine. Cloth a little worn at head and tail of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's third novel. The dedication is dated from Rodmell, Sussex, where the author lived next door to Virginia Woolf. He appears in the letters and diaries at several points, and was characterised by her as "Pale: pastyfaced, muffin minded Shanks" "the watery poet" who "only talks when drunk, so Lytton has now discovered". She never succeeded, however, in making him drunk. Himself one of the despised Georgians, he described her own fictive writing as ‘dishonest'. The idea of their proximity in the same unlikely village is amusing.

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SHANKS (Edward). Second essays On literature. W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1927. Demy 8vo; dark greenish grey rough buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Minor faults, but in general a nice copy.

Essays on Kipling, Conrad, Galsworthy, D.H. Lawrence, Flecker, Haggard, Tennyson, Browning, Wilde, etc.

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