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.

SHARPE (Tom). The Wilt Alternative. Secker & Warburg, London, 1979. Demy 8vo format, perfect bound; blank before half-title, two blanks at end; brownish salmon boards, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The second ‘Wilt' book.

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SHAW (George Bernard). An Unsocial Socialist. New York, Brentano's, 1900. Two blanks at end; vertically ribbed blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight wear to covers, but a very good copy.

First American edition. Published in England in 1887. Includes an ‘Appendix' apparently here first published.

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SHAW (Bernard). The Common Sense of Municipal Trading. Westminster: Archibald Constable & Co., Ltd., 1904. Lge.f'cap 8vo; 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end; blue buckram lettered black on front cover and up spine; a.e. uncut. Very good copy.

Laurence, A54a: one of 2,500 copies.

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SHAW (Bernard). The Sanity of Art: An Exposure of the Current Nonsense About Artists being Degenerate. The New Age Press, 140 Fleet St., 1908. Integral advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; puce wrappers printed dark blue up spine and on front cover; fore- and lower- edges uncut; issued without end-papers. Very slight general wear to covers; small neat signature on upper margin of half-title; some foxing of first and last leaf, and very slight foxing of a few other leaves; otherwise a very nice copy.

As the advertisements make clear, this issue precedes the issue in hard covers.

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SHAW (George Bernard). Statement of the evidence in chief Of George Bernard Shaw before The Joint-Committee on Stage Plays (Censorship and Theatre Licensing). Printed privately. Confidential. All rights reserved. July 1909. F'cap 8vo; pp.[56]; grey-blue glazed card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; issued without end-papers. Wrappers faded at spine and edges; one or two fox-spots on edges; otherwise a fine copy. Very scarce.

Lightly tipped on to the half-title page is Shaw's printed compliments slip, to which he has added his initials, the date ‘8/5/18', and a holograph note running to more than fifty words.

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SHAW (Bernard). Ruskin's Politics. The Ruskin Centenary Council, 1921. Quarter Holland, lettered black up spine, grey boards, cream paper label printed dark brown on front board. Very slight marginal foxing of last few leaves; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

The first issue, of the first published edition (an earlier printing having been suppressed) but the second state of the binding. Of the 2,000 copies printed, half were issued later by the Christophers, with a cancel title; the first 1,000 were bound up in two batches of 500 each, the second omiting the ‘G.' of the author's name on the label, as in the present copy. Laurence, A160b.

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SHAW (Bernard). [Cover title:] "Look, you boob . . . ! What Bernard Shaw Told the Americans About Russia! His Famous Broadcast. Price 3d. [At foot of back wrapper:] Published by the Friends of the Soviet Union, 7, John Street, London, W.C.1. N.D. [1931]. One gathering, demy 8vo, wire-stitched, the first and last leaf, serving as wrappers, printed outside in red and black, inside in red, the back wrapper inside and out bearing advertisements, the inside front wrapper an introductory note and an advertisement. Folded vertically for transmission through the post, possibly as issued, and in contemporary, opened, but unaddressed envelope; slight foxing of front wrapper; otherwise a fine copy. Uncommon.

The text of a broadcast made by Shaw to America on October 11th, 1931 from Savoy Hill. A movietone record of the talk was made at the same time.

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SHAW (Bernard). The Political madhouse In America and Nearer home: A Lecture. Constable & Co, 1933. White boards printed in blue. Nick at head of front joint; some foxing, chiefly of edges; otherwise a very nice copy in frayed and chipped glassine dust-wrapper.

The covers were designed by John Farleigh.

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SHAW (Bernard). Short stories, scraps And shavings. With wood engravings By John Farleigh. Constable and Company Limited, 1934. Lge.post 8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title; half-title with frontispiece on verso; numerous other wood-engravings on text-paper; blank at end; rough brown cloth lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g. Fine copy.

First published (with the exception of one piece) as part of the Limited Collected Edition. The present edition, which contains revisions, is the first trade edition. Farleigh's wood-engravings are superb.

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SHAW (Bernard). Bernard Shaw through the Camera. B. & H. White Publications Ltd., 1948. Blank before half-title; turquoise glazed cloth lettered gilt up spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper with small hole at edge of back panel.

Contains 238 reproductions of photographs, drawings, etc. by and of Shaw and his circle, including many examples of Shaw's own work.

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SHAW (Bernard). Sixteen self Sketches. Constable and Company, Limited, 1949. Lge.post 8vo; half-title with wood-engraved portrait after M. Pikov, and leaf bearing verse on recto, publisher's details on verso, precede title-page; twenty-three half-tone plates; pp.x+[134]; rough brown cloth lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Issued as a volume of the ‘Standard Edition of The Works'.

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SHAW (Bernard). My Dear Dorothea: A practical system of Moral education for females Embodied in a letter to a young person Of that sex. Illustrated by Clare Winsten with a note By Stephen Winsten. Phoenix House Ltd, London, 1956. Lge.post 8vo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; pp.[iv]+55+[v]; numerous illustrations on text-paper; white boards printed in reddish brown, with a design by Clare Winsten. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Written by Shaw at the age of twenty-one, and given to his artist friend Clare Winsten, this essay is here first published.

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SHAW (Bernard). Table-talk of G.B.S. Conversations on things In general between Bernard Shaw And his biographer. By Archibald Henderson. With portraits. Chapman and Hall Ld, 1925. Blank before half-title; frontispiece and two plates from photographs; brown buckram lettered black on spine. Edges lightly foxed and small nick at head of spine; otherwise a fine copy.



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

[SHAW (George Bernard).]. A collection of documents relating to the Malvern Festival in the years 1929, 1932, 1934, and 1935, as under: 1. Programme for ‘The Apple Cart' presented at The Malvern Theatre in 1929 as part of what was then called the "Shaw Festival". The fore-margin of p.3 bears an inscription in a hand closely resembling Shaw's (though we do not guarantee its authenticity): "Hell! The lady next to you is Mrs. St. John Ervine." 2. The programme for The Malvern Festival for 1932. Attached to the front wrapper of this is a printed presentation slip from R.W. Limbert, the lessee-licensee and Manager of The Festival, to which an address has been added in ms. The programme includes specially written articles by Shaw on ‘Too True to be Good and the film of ‘Arms and the Man'. 3. The programme for the play ‘Too True to be Good', presented at The Malvern Theatre in 1932. 4. A set of proofs, with Limbert's printed compliments slip attached, of Shaw's article on ‘Too True to be Good', included in the Festival programme. 5.An advertising leaflet for The Malvern Festival of 1934, which gives details of the main events of all five earlier Festivals. 6. A proof of pp.1-16 of the 1935 Malvern Festival Theatre Programme, this consisting of one sheet, folded and partially cut, and including the complete texts of two articles, "Shaw for Shaw's sake" by Joseph Wood Krutch, and "The Simple Truth of the Matter (Mr. Shaw's Reply.)" by Bernard Shaw. 7. An unused complimentary ticket for the first performance of ‘The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles', at The Festival, on Monday, 29th July, 1935. 8. A programme for ‘The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles'. Apart from a little dusting on one or two extreme margins, the condition of all items is fine. The collection:



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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.

SHIELDS (Carol). Various miracles. Stoddart, 1985. Sm.demy 8vo format, perfect bound; four blanks at end; pp.183+[ix]; white glazed wrappers, cut flush, printed in colours; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

Short stories by an American author resident in Canada. Carol Shields won the Canadian Author's Award for Fiction for ‘Small Ceremonies'.

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[SHORTER] (Dora Sigerson). The story and song Of black Roderick By Dora Sigerson. Alexander Moring Ltd. the De la More Press 32 George Street Hanover Square W, 1906. Printer's imprint leaf at end; cerise crushed morocco cloth lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; a.e. uncut. Very nice copy. A scarce title.



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SHORTHOUSE (J.H.). [On half-title:] Life, letters, And literary remains of J.H. Shorthouse Edited by his wife. In two volumes. Vol.I Life and Letters. [Vol.II Literary remains.] [On title-page:] Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1905. Lge post 8vo; volume one with photogravure portrait frontispiece and one photogravure plate, both printed in sepia and with tissue guards, and two half-tone plates; 4pp. publisher's advertisements, on text paper tipped in at end; volume two with photogravure portrait frontispiece, printed in sepia, with tissue guard; sage green cloth lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Covers worn and rubbed; head of spine severely bumped in volume two, and end-papers cracked; library labels removed from end-papers and unobtrusive library stamps in blind on both title-pages; otherwise a very good copy, internally fine. Scarce.

The half-titles serve in place of general titles, each title-page being specific to that volume's contents.

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SHUTE (Nevil). The Chequer board. William Heinemann Ltd, 1947. Lge.16mo; orange cloth blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered black up spine. Very small faded strip at extreme tail of boards and spine; otherwise a fine copy.

The remainder issue, sold by Boots.

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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.

SHUTE (Nevil). Trustee from The Toolroom. Heinemann, 1960. Lge.16mo; final blank; claret boards blocked blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine. Near-fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SICHEL (Walter). Types and Characters: A Kaleidoscope. With frontispiece. Hutchinson & Co., N.D. [1925]. Lge.med.8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; silhouette frontispiece; bright blue buckram ruled black on front cover and spine, lettered black on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SILLITOE (Alan). The Loneliness Of the Long-distance Runner. W.H. Allen, 1959. Grey cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered, gilt, on spine. Spine faded; small mark on lower edges; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's second book.

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SILLITOE (Alan). The Loneliness Of the Long-distance Runner. W.H. Allen, 1959. Grey cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered, gilt, on spine. Covers a little used; otherwise nice.

The author's second book.

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SILLITOE (Alan). The General. A Novel. Final blank; red boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

John Braine's copy with his signature on the title-page.

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SILLITOE (Alan). Key To The Door. W.H. Allen, 1961. Final blank; red boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Near-fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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SILLITOE (Alan). The Ragman's Daughter. W.H. Allen, London, 1963. Final blank; pp.[190]+[ii]; very dark brown moiré diagonally fine ribbed boards, blocked with publisher's initials device and lettered gilt on spine. Top-edges foxed; otherwise a fine copy in nice dust-wrapper.

Short stories.

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SILLITOE (Alan). A Tree on Fire. Macmillan, 1967. Grey boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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SILLITOE (Alan). A Tree on Fire. Macmillan, 1967. Grey boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in frayed and marked dust-wrapper.



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SILLITOE (Alan). Guzman, Go Home And other stories. Macmillan, 1968. Double lge.post 16mo; final blank; brownish grey boards, ruled and lettered silver on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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SIMENON (Georges). Pedigree. Translated from the French by Robert Baldick. Hamish Hamilton, 1962. Extra double cr.16mo; pp.544; lemon wrappers, cut flush, printed in black on front cover and up spine; publisher's slip printed in brown and with typescript additions in black laid on to front cover, as issued; made up without end-papers. Slight fading and creasing of wrappers; Simenon's name added in ink to printed publisher and title on spine; otherwise a very nice copy.

Uncorrected Proof copy, so stated on publisher's slip, which gives the Probable Publication Date as July 26th, and the Probable Price as 21s. First edition of this translation, which was made from the slightly revised French edition of 1957, a partial edition having been printed privately in France in 1945, a full public edition, which resulted in several law-suits, in 1948, and a first revised edition, omitting the offensive passages, in 1952.

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SIMENON (Georges). African Trio: Talatala; Tropic Moon; Aboard the Aquitaine. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 1979. Final blank; set of unbound demy 8vo proof sheets, printed for gathering as folio, presumably for perfect binding. Fine.



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SIMS (G.R.). Biographs of Babylon: Life-pictures of London's moving scenes. London, Chatto & Windus, 1902. Post 8vo; 8pp. text-paper advertisements at end, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue dated Sept., 1902; Contents leaf a single inset; pp.[x]+240+8; lavender mottled fine rough buckram blocked pictorially yellow, black and red, lettered black, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Spine slightly faded and gilt of imprint rubbed; bottom inch of front cover lightly damp-stained; otherwise a nice copy.

Short stories. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6315.

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SIMS (George R.). Among my Autographs. With seventy facsimiles. London, Chatto & Windus, 1904. Sq.8vo; advertisement leaf (printed on verso only) precedes half-title; leaf blank but for publisher's device on recto followed by 4pp. integral advertisements at end; seventy facsimiles in text; pp.[2]+vi+177+[i (blank)]+[ii]+4; dull blue rough buckram lettered and blocked with facsimile of Sims' autograph white on front cover, lettered white on spine; white laid-paper end-papers. Spine a little faded and some rubbing of enamel, with loss of most of imprint; otherwise a nice copy of a difficult title.

Includes facsimiles of the holographs of William Wordsworth, Samuel Rogers, Bulwer Lytton, Charles Reade, D.G. Rossetti, Harrison Ainsworth, Florence Marryat, Douglas Jerrold, Albert Smith, Charles Dickens, George Cruikshank, Bret Harte, William Black, Dr. John Brown, Robert Buchanan, Edmund Yates, John Forster, Sir Walter Besant, F.W. Robinson, George Augustus Sala, William Ewart Gladstone, John Stuart Mill, M.E. Braddon, Ouida, A.C. Swinburne, Austin Dobson, Marie Corelli, Walter Savage Landor, Martin F. Tupper, Lord Tennyson, Sir Francis Burnand, Arthur W. Pinero, Henry Arthur Jones, Henry Herman, Sydney Grundy, etc., etc., for the most part associated with hitherto unpublished letters, many of which are here transcribed in full. Included also are a great many anecdotes about the authors concerned, many of whom were personally known to Sims.

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SIMS (George R.). London by Night. Greening & Co., Ltd., 1906. Post 8vo; white card wrappers, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, printed in black and red; fore-edges uncut; issued without free end-papers. Faint vertical crease in front wrapper; light foxing of prelims.; otherwise a fine copy.

A survey of contemporary prostitution in the West End of London, prompted by the setting up of the Royal Commission in that year. By the author of Ballads of Babylon, etc.

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SIMS (George R.). My life: Sixty years' recollections Of Bohemian London. London, Eveleigh Nash Company, Limited, 1917. Portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, and eleven plates, all from photographs; pp.[viii]+351+[i (blank)]; horizontally faintly streaked rough light blue buckram, lettered dark blue on front cover, gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Some seven or eight leaves badly opened; light foxing of edges, half-title, and final leaf of Index; otherwise a nice copy, for the most part unopened. Scarce.

Memories of Charles Dickens, Adah Isaacs Menken, Swinburne, Boucicault, Ouida, M.E. Braddon, John Camden Hotten, Andrew (‘Dan') Chatto, Ambrose Bierce, Patti, etc., etc., rather gossipy, but including a good deal of information (and versions of information) not available elsewhere.

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SINCLAIR (Iain). A series of catalogues issued by Iain Sinclair (some under his Albion Village imprint) in connection with his secondhand bookselling business, running from No.2, May 1981 - No.61, Winter 2000. Fifty-nine volumes (ex sixty-four, nos.16, 54 and 57 each being in two parts), lacking nos.1 (a single duplicated leaf, A4), 21, 33, 34, and 50, various formats and methods of production, but mostly A5 format and photocopied onto white paper (nos.1 and 2 being on deep yellow paper, no.3 on pink paper, nos.20 - 23, and 25 - 27 on white paper, but with coloured wrappers; nos.24 and thirty being typeset, A4 format, and printed on newsprint as part of a magazine), most with illustrations and/or illustrated covers, five in the original mailing envelope one of these being written in Sinclair's holograph and bearing brief signed note (issues two and three being stapled at fore-edges, some other issues wafered, and all these addressed and stamped on back cover), all except nos.9 and 10 wire-stitched, those loose folded sheets, nos.2-10 with fore-edges untrimmed; advertising insert loosely laid in to Nos.20, 51, and 57 part two, as issued. Apart from the signs of mailing present on some issues, a few wrappers are slightly chipped or scuffed where sealing staples or clear tape wafers have been removed; about a third of the volumes have item numbers written, mostly unobtrusively, on the upper margin of the front wrapper, these relating to neat ticks, crosses, or the occasional question mark in the text; the majority of copies are, however, in fine state. The 59 volumes

Besides the straight cataloguing descriptions, include a good deal of Sinclair prose, otherwise unobtainable: brief criticisms of books, longer commentaries on the book trade, passing events, etc., and in a few instances essays, one at least of over a thousand words. Runs of Albion Village/Iain Sinclair catalogues like this are necessarily rare: according to Sinclair, no more than a couple of dozen or so copies of the earliest catalogues were produced and "there was no earthly reason why anybody should have kept them!" Later ones were produced more numerously - but, often subject catalogues, they were sent out selectively, so that very few, even amongst those who remained on Sinclair's mailing list throughout the whole sixteen years, will have received a complete set. A run lacking only five issues is a phenomenon!

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SINCLAIR (Iain). Radon Daughters: A voyage, between art and terror, from the Mound of Whitechapel to the limestone pavements of the Burren. Jonathan Cape, London, 1994. Demy 8vo format, notch-bound; illustrations in text; pp.[vi]+458; black cloth-textured boards blocked with publisher's initial device and down-lettered, gilt, on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The author's third novel, following ‘Downriver', which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1992.

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SINCLAIR (May). Mary Olivier: A life. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1919. 6pp. integral advertise- ments at end; cerise buckram, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine.

At some point dismantled into its component sheets as a working copy for photo-litho reproduction, and later re-sewn and re-bound into the original cloth casing, with new end-papers. Marked up in pencil with instructions to the printer, probably relating to a Virago Press edition.

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SINCLAIR (Upton). King Midas: A Romance. Frontispiece by Charles M. Relyea. William Heinemann, 1906. Half-title not called for; title-page a single inset cancel; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard; final blank; mottled light brown cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover, lettered black on front cover and spine. Fine copy.

First English edition of the author's first novel, consisting of sheets of the second American edition under this title (the book having first been printed privately by the author as "Springtime and Harvest", after he had been unable to find a commercial publisher for it), provided with a cancel title, likewise printed in America. This edition contains a Preface here first published.

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SINCLAIR (Upton). The Moneychangers. New York, B.W.Dodge & Company, 1908. Half-title not called for; yellow green buckram blocked black and white, lettered white on front cover, blocked black, lettered white on spine. A nice copy.



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SINCLAIR (Upton). The Money-Changers. John Long, N.D. [1908]. Integral advertisement leaf at end (listing publications ‘to December, 1908'); red buckram, ruled blind and black, lettered black, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Slight general wear to covers; a little foxing of early and late leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

The English first editions of Sinclair's early novels are a good deal scarcer than the American ones - even in England! Published in the same year as the American first.

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SINCLAIR (Upton). The Metropolis. T. Werner Laurie Ltd., Cobham House, 24 & 26 Water Lane, 1908. 6pp. integral advertisements at end; dark blue buckram ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy.

The English first editions of Sinclair's early novels are a good deal scarcer than the American ones - even in England! This English first edition was apparently either published simultaneously with the American one, or else precedes it.

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SINCLAIR (Upton). Love's Pilgrimage. A Novel. William Heinemann, 1912. Pp.[viii]+438+6 (a Note by Hall Caine, and letters by Robert Herrick, Upton Sinclair, Frederik van Eeden, and Eden Phillpotts, discussing the work); dull purple horizontally fine bead ribbed cloth, blocked with publisher's initials device blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; lower edges uncut. Nice copy.



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SINCLAIR (Upton). The profits Of religion: An essay in Economic Interpretation. Published by the Author, Pasadena, California, 1918. Globe 8vo, printed throughout on brown paper; half-title not called for; fly-title with publisher's advertisements on verso, ‘Offertory' leaf, and two leaves of Contents, follow title-leaf; 5pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.315+[v]; light drab paper wrappers, cut flush, printed on front and back panels in black, the back panel bearing advance notices and price-list for multiple copies of this volume; issued without end-papers. Title written in pencil down spine, and ink ownership inscription on upper margin of front wrapper and title-page (v. note); slight creasing of wrappers; otherwise a very nice copy.

George Gale's copy, the two ownership signatures being his. The cheaper issue, in wrappers, published at 60c. There was also an issue in cloth, on larger, thicker, paper, at US $1.20

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SINCLAIR (Upton). Money writes! A Study of American Literature. Published by the Author, Station B, Long Beach, California, 1927. Final blank; pp.[ii]+227+[iii (blank)]; pale brown wrappers printed on sides in black, cut flush. Wrappers a little marked and dusty; date on upper margin of half-title page; otherwise a fine copy internally.



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SINCLAIR (Upton). Mental radio. Introduction by William McDougall. New York, Albert & Charles Boni, 1930. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; numerous illustrations in the text; two tone light brown cloth, blocked and lettered black on front cover and spine. Fine copy.

A discussion of psychic research. A scarce title.

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SINCLAIR (Upton). [Cover title:] No pasaran! (They shall not pass). A Story of the Battle of Madrid By Upton Sinclair. [Blurb] Price 25 cents postpaid; 10 copies US $1.75; 100, US $15. Published by the Author, Station A, Pasadena, California, N.D. [1937]. Imp.16mo format; issued without prelims or end-papers; author's facsimile signature at end of text; pp.96, wire-stitched as a single gathering into light lime green wrappers, cut flush, printed on all surfaces in black. Some crreasing to covers, but in general a nice copy.

As stated in the blurb, first edition and one of 50,000 copies.

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SINCLAIR (Upton). Wide is the gate. T. Werner Laurie Ltd., Cobham House, 24 & 26 Black Friars Lane, E.C.4, N.D. [1944]. Advertisement leaf before half-title; black buckram lettered scarlet on front cover and spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition. The fourth volume in the "World's End" series.

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SINCLAIR (Upton). Presidential Mission. T. Werner Laurie Ltd., 187 Piccadilly, London, W.1., 1948. Double cr.16mo; dedication (to the people of Britain) on half-title page; two leaves containing Author's Note and note ‘Concerning the Circulation of "The World's End Series"' follow title-page; sea-green coarse linen, lettered black on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The eighth volume in the "World's End" series.

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SINCLAIR (Upton). O shepherd, Speak! T. Werner Laurie Ltd., 187 Piccadilly, London, W.1., 1950. Double cr.16mo; 3pp. containing advertisement of ‘Books by Upton Sinclair' and note ‘Concerning the Circulation of "The World's End Series"', included in pagination, at end; pp.[x]+645+[i (blank)]; leaf of poor quality paper headed ‘Appendix Concerning the circulation of The World's End series, March 1946' loosely laid in as issued before Contents; black linen, lettered lime green on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The tenth and last volume in the "World's End" series. Third issue, the front flap of the dust-wrapper bearing a publisher's green label denominating this copy ‘World's End Series / Cheap edition' and stating, presumably, a reduced price, with over this a further (brown and black) label increasing the price to ‘12/6 net'. The presence of the laid in Appendix leaf in this copy is anomalous, since its integral equivalent carries the listing through until April 1949. It was probably intended for inclusion in the 1947 volume ‘Presidential Mission'. The uncirculated condition of this copy, and the record of issues carried by the dust-wrapper, suggest that it may have been a publisher's file copy, though we can offer no definite evidence of this.

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SINCLAIR (Upton). Another Pamela: Or, Virtue Still Rewarded. Werner Laurie, 1952. Post 8vo; black cloth, panelled sky blue, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, on spine. Fine copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper, darkened a little on spine.

A scarce title.

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SINCLAIR (Upton). The Autobiography. W.H. Allen, 1963. Double demy 16mo; frontispiece, and four double sided plates; final blank; diagonally fine ribbed crimson boards, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered gilt down spine. Virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper.

A lightly pencilled receipt number and the date "April 8" on the verso of the title-page suggest that this may have been a review copy. In this copy the plates are bound in between pp.192-3, 224-5 (2), and 256-7, but are listed in the Contents as all being bound in between pp.224-5.

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SINGER (Isaac Bashevis). The Magician Of Lublin. Translated from the Yiddish by Elaine Gottlieb & Joseph Singer. Secker & Warburg, 1961. Bright green boards lettered silver on spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

In this copy the copyright notice on verso of the title has been blocked out by hand with some unsightly offsetting onto the facing page, and also some shadowing through onto the title. This has apparently been done by the publisher, and is presumably a sign of very early issue. Unpleasantly disfiguring, nonetheless.

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SITWELL (Constance). Smile at time. No place, no publisher, no date [1954]; privately printed; pp.144; orange cloth; paper label printed in black and orange. Covers just a trifle faded, and label slightly chipped, but nonetheless a near-fine copy.

The front end-paper bears a signed presentation inscription from the author dated ‘Dec: 1954'. Loosely inserted also is a T.L.S. from the author referring to the volume. An autobiographical novel set in 1924.

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SITWELL (Constance). Frolic youth. No place, no publisher, 1964. Final leaf blank; issued without half-title or end-papers; orange wrappers, printed black on front wrapper. Backstrip slightly worn, but a fine copy otherwise.

With the author's signed presentation inscription on the title-page. A privately printed volume of extracts from old diaries (1905 - 1912), including memories of Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell.

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SITWELL (Edith). Children's tales (From the Russian ballet). Retold by Edith Sitwell & Illustrated by I. de B. Lockyer. Leonard Parsons, October 1920. 4to, gathered in eights; frontispiece and seven plates, in colours and tipped-on; line-drawings in text; imprint leaf at end; full bevelled white parchment, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g. Parchment foxed on spine and spine edge of back cover; otherwise a near-fine copy.

One of an edition limited to seventy-five numbered copies, this copy being out of series and unsigned.

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SITWELL (Edith). Children's tales (From the Russian ballet). Retold by Edith Sitwell & Illustrated by I. de B. Lockyer. Leonard Parsons, Portugal Street, October 1920. Frontispiece and seven plates, in colours and tipped-on; line-drawings in text; imprint leaf at end; quarter grey-fawn buckram lettered green on spine, canvas sides; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine slightly faded and buckram a trifle marked and damp-stained; otherwise in general a nice copy.



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SITWELL (Edith). Bath. Faber & Faber, 1932. Complete set of unsewn page proofs, the first page of each section bearing the rubber date stamp of the printers, the dates running variously from 10th to 23rd March 1932 (the book being published in May). A few leaves a little foxed and marked, but in general a very nice set.

Three pages carry corrections in the author's holograph, two of them very minor, and the third, a conflation of two sentences, subsequently cancelled.

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SITWELL (Edith). The English Eccentrics. Faber & Faber, 1933. Demy 8vo; blank, and leaf of green paper printed with cartoon and title in black precede half-title page; title printed in red and black; sixteen tipped in plates; two blanks at end; green cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. gilt, others uncut. Nice copy.



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SITWELL (Edith). Aspects of Modern poetry. Duckworth, 1934. Brick-red cloth lettered gilt on spine. A near-fine copy in a slightly browned dust-wrapper.

Fifoot, EA27

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SITWELL (Edith). I live under a black sun. A novel. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1937. Very dark brown buckram lettered gilt on spine. Edges foxed; a few fore-margins slightly so; otherwise a fine copy in very slightly faded dust-wrapper. Scarce thus.



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SITWELL (Edith). I live under a black sun. A novel. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1937. Very dark brown buckram lettered gilt on spine. Light foxing of half-title and edges; inscription dated ‘October ‘37' on front end-paper; otherwise a very nice copy.



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SITWELL (Edith). I live under a black sun. A novel. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1937. Sky blue cloth lettered black on spine. Spine slightly faded, faded patch and slight damp-spotting on front cover; scattered fox-spots on edges; otherwise a nice copy.

Second issue binding, in our experience a good deal scarcer than the first.

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SITWELL (Edith). English women. With 8 plates in colour And 27 illustrations in Black & white. William Collins of London, 1942. F'cap 4to; four double-sided plates in full colour; other illustrations on text-paper; white boards printed in lilac, flat spine. Spine slightly faded, otherwise a virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper rubbed and darkened on spine.

Issued as a volume in the series ‘Britain in Pictures', under the General Editorship of W.J. Turner.

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SITWELL (Osbert). The Man Who Lost Himself. Duckworth, 1929. Quarter black buckram lettered gilt on spine, board sides decorated in shades of orange, brown, and gilt; t.e. orange, fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. A near fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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SITWELL (Osbert). Dumb-animal And Other stories. Duckworth, 1930. Bright purple buckram lettered gilt on spine; t.e. blue, others uncut. Spine faded and covers slightly marked; small stain on back end-paper; otherwise a very nice copy.



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SITWELL (Osbert). Winters of content. More discursions on Travel, art, and life. Duckworth, 1932. Wood-engraved half-title by Eric Ravilious; frontispiece, and fifteen plates; orange buckram, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough-trimmed. One or two fox-spots on top-edges, and upper corners very slightly bruised; otherwise a fine copy.

Author's presentation copy with a signed inscription on the front end-paper to S.H. Milsted, who apparently proof-read the volume. In this copy at least, Eric Ravilious's name in the list of illustrations is spelled ‘Ravilions'. Fifoot, OA22, distinguishing no issues.

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SITWELL (Osbert). Miracle on Sinai: A satirical novel. Duckworth, 3 Henrietta Street W.C.2, 1933. 2pp. integral advertisements at end; light blue buckram lettered gilt on spine; t.e. blue. Spine faded; end-papers lightly damp-stained, and a little cracking; text fine.



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SITWELL (Osbert). Left hand Right hand! An Autobiography. Vol.1: the cruel month. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1945. Frontispiece, and eleven double-sided plates; large folding genealogical table; red coarse buckram blocked and lettered gilt, panelled black, on spine; cream end-papers printed in grey. End-papers slightly cracking; otherwise a fine copy in chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

With the author's signed contemporary inscription on the half-title page.

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SITWELL (Osbert). The true story of Dick Whittington: A Christmas story for cat-lovers. Home & Van Thal Ltd., 3 Clifford Street. [sic] W.1 [sic], 1945. Red cloth lettered black on front cover; light tan end-papers. A nice copy in chipped and torn dust-wrapper.



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SITWELL (Osbert). Miracle on Sinai. A satirical novel. Gerald Duckworth & Co., Ltd., 1948. Orange cloth lettered blue on spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.

The six page Preface is here first published.

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SITWELL (Osbert). Death of a god and Other Stories. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1949. Scarlet cloth lettered and blocked gilt, panelled black, on spine; t.e. black. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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SITWELL (Sacheverell). All Summer in a Day: An Autobiographical Fantasia. Duckworth, 1926. Demy 8vo; pp.287+[i (blank)]; lime green buckram, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Light marking of covers; internally fine.

Ritchie, A10. Francis Birrell's copy, with his pencilled signature on the front end-paper.

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). The Gothick North: A Study of Mediaeval Life, Art, and Thought. The Visit of the Gypsies. Duckworth, 3 Henrietta Street, London, 1929. Demy 8vo; frontispiece in full colour and eight plates in black and white; yellow buckram lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Original crease in corner of one leaf; otherwise a very nice copy in worn dust-wrapper.

The first volume of The Gothick North. Ritchie, A17a: 2,500 copies were printed.

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). La vie Parisienne: A Tribute to Offenbach. Faber and Faber, November, 1937. Blank before half-title; frontispiece; two blanks at end; pp.[112]; pink cloth, blocked gilt, lettered pink-through-blue down spine within gilt-ruled panel; lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Ritchie, A32a

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). The homing of the winds And other passages in prose. Faber and Faber Limited, September 1942. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; pp.[160]; lemon cloth lettered dull blue down spine; fore-edges uncut. Fine and partly unopened copy in dust-wrapper slightly faded on spine.

Issued as a volume in the series ‘Sesame Books'. Ritchie, A44

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). The hunters And the hunted. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1947. Demy 8vo; pp.[x]+[314]; sixteen plates; light blue buckram blocked and lettered gilt, panelled brownish red, on spine; t.e. light blue. Top-edges slightly faded; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper with two small spots on front panel.

Ritchie, A47

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). [Cover title:] Notebook on twenty Canons of giant art. [On back cover:] Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd, Brackley, Northants, N.D. [1975]. One half-sheet demy 8vo, wire-stitched into pale green wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; issued without prelims. or end-papers. Fine copy.

Ritchie, A103. One of a total edition of 150 copies.

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[SITWELL (Sacheverell).]. Images of Edith: An Exhibition of Portraits of Dame Edith Sitwell. Shefield City Polytechnic, Faculty of Art and Design Gallery, March 21-April 27, 1977. Gardner Centre for the Arts, University of Sussex, May 11-31, 1977. Ilkley Literature Festival, June 4-11, 1977. National History Museum, Wood End Scarborough, June 18-July 12, 1977. 40pp., f'cap 4to format, wire-stitched as a single gathering into glazed white thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front in sepia; portrait frontispiece and conjugate final blank on imitation art paper; half-title not called for; issued without end-papers. Slight darkening of wrappers; otherwise a very nice copy.

Includes a Foreword by Sacheverell Sitwell, as well as biographical and other articles by Frances Spalding, Geoffrey Elborn, etc.

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SLADE (Gurney). Captain Quid. Illustrated by Reginald Mills, R.B.A. Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., London and New York, 1937. Full colour frontispiece (marked for p.79); pp.256; orange glazed linen blocked and lettered black on front cover and spine. Brilliantly fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The correct first printing, reading ‘Copyright 1937' on the verso of the title-page. The publisher's file copy, rubber-stamped on the front end-paper "PROPERTY ROOM / NOT TO BE TAKEN AWAY / Date....... [not filled in]". The front flap of the dust-wrapper bears a war-time label increasing the price from 3/6 to 5/- net. Juvenile.

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SMART (Elizabeth). By Grand Central Station I sat down And wept. PL, Editions Poetry London, 1945. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in red and black; final blank; pp.54+[ii]; orange cloth down-lettered and with publisher's initials gilt on flat spine. A very little very light foxing; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper rubbed a little on edges of spine, and with two small tissued repairs on back. Scarce, especially in dust-wrapper.

The author's first book.

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SMART (Elizabeth). By Grand Central Station I sat down And wept. PL, Editions Poetry London, 1945. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in red and black; final blank; pp.54+[ii]; orange cloth down-lettered and with publisher's initials gilt on spine. Very nice copy. Scarce.

The author's first book.

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SMART (Elizabeth). The Assumption Of the Rogues & Rascals. Jonathan Cape And Polytantric Press, 1978. Two blanks at end; black boards, lettered down and across spine, and with short rule, gilt; t.e. red; crimson end-papers. A very nice copy in dust-wrapper.

By the author of ‘By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept'.

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SMITH (Dodie). I capture The castle. William Heinemann Ltd, 1949. Sm.double cr.16mo; blank before half-title; illustrations on text paper by Ruth Steed from Sketches by the Author; blue cloth blocked gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover; t.e. carmine; cream end-papers. Fore-edges very slightly foxed and one corner bruised; otherwise a near-fine copy in slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

The author's first novel.

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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.

SMITH (Dodie). The New Moon with the Old. Heinemann, 1963. Double cr.16mo; final blank; orange wrappers, cut flush, printed black on front wrapper and down spine. Fine copy.

Uncorrected Proof Copy. Differs in several respects from the published volume.

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SMITH (Dodie). The New Moon with the Old. Heinemann, 1963. Double cr.16mo; final blank; navy blue cloth blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Near fine copy in very slightly nicked dust-wrapper.



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SMITH (Dodie). The Town in Bloom. Heinemann, 1965. Lge.16mo; two blanks at end; rust brown boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SMITH (Helen Zenna [i.e., Evadne Price]). "Not so quiet..." Stepdaughters of war. By Helen Zennor Smith. Albert E. Marriott Limited, London, March 1930. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; title-page printed in pink and black; limitation notice on verso of title; pp.239+[i (blank)]; greenish-grey buckram ruled black on sides and spine, lettered black on front cover and spine. Slight damp-marking to covers and lower margins towards end; otherwise a nice copy.

The limitation notice reads: "Of this edition 195 copies only have been printed, on special hand-made paper, bound in full leather, lettered in gold. These are all numbered and signed by the authoress." The present copy is printed on hand-made paper and signed by the authoress (as Helen Zenna Smith), but it is not numbered and the binding is that of the trade edition. (The edition as described in the limitation notice was put up in full black morocco, with the same ruling and lettering in gilt, and with t.e.g). Possibly not enough copies were subscribed for to warrant binding up the whole 195 expensively in leather, or there may perhaps have been a small over-run. One of the very few notable novels produced by the First World War, the author having been an ambulance driver working close to the front line. She describes its horrors graphically, with an intensity of outrage utterly convincing.

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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.

SMITH (Lillian). Killers Of the Dream. The Cresset Press, 1950. Dark charcoal cloth lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and blocked gilt on spine. Erasure from front paste-down, otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

A study of the history of racial prejudice by the author of ‘Strange Fruit'.

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SMITH (Logan Pearsall). Unforgotten years. Constable and Company Ltd, London, 1938. Extra cr.8vo; collotype frontispiece; 4pp. text-paper advertisements at end mainly of Smith's books, and hence probably integral; pp.[vi]+[266]+[iv]; light grey-blue Sundour cloth, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g. Most of front end-paper lacking; otherwise a nice copy.



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

SMITH (Stevie). Novel on Yellow Paper Or Work it out for Yourself. Jonathan Cape, 1936. Blank before half-title; two blanks at end, followed by 8pp. inserted publisher's advertisements; yellow cloth, lettered black on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's device at foot of spine. Cloth frayed over one corner, and a little marked; internally, in general, a nice copy.

The author's first novel.

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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.

SMITH (Stevie). Over The Frontier. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, 1938. Blank before half-title; 8pp. inserted advertisements at end; salmon pink Sundour cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device black on spine, lettered black on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. Cloth of spine frayed at head and tail, and generally somewhat rubbed; end-papers renewed; some light pencil scoring and notes in text (v. below), and slip of paper printed with publication details of the 1980 Virago Press edition of the book lightly tipped on to verso of title-page with clear tape; otherwise, and in general a nice copy. An excellent working copy.

At some point dismantled into its component sheets as a working copy for photo-litho reproduction, and later re-sewn and re-bound into the original cloth casing. Lightly marked up with instructions to the printer. The author's second novel.

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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.

SMITH (Stevie). Cats In Colour. Introduction by Stevie Smith. B.T. Batsford Ltd., 1959. Double cr.8vo; pp.[72], including twenty-four full-page illustrations in full colour; tangerine boards lettered gilt up spine. Inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The entire text of the volume, including five poems, is by Stevie Smith.

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