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.

SMYTH ([Dame] Ethel). Impressions That remained: Memoirs By Ethel Smyth, In two volumes - vol.I [II] Part I The Smyth Family Robinson (. . . . to 1877) Part II (Germany and Two Winters in Italy (1877 to 1880) [Part II - (continued) Germany and Two Winters in Italy (1880 to 1885) Part III In the Desert (1885 to 1891)] With illustrations. Longmans, Green, and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, London, Fourth Avenue & 30th Street, New York; Bombay, Calcutta, and Madras, 1919. 2 Vols., demy 8vo; half-tone portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates, in each volume; final blank in volume two; pp.[xiv]+287+[i (printer's imprint)]; [xii]+298+[ii]; dark blue-green cloth, ruled blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Gilt slightly oxydised on spines; otherwise a very nice copy.

Highly praised by Virginia Woolf - who at that point had not met the authoress - in a TLS review: an opinion reiterated in a letter sent to Smyth some seventeen years later when she published the further volume ‘As Time Went On' (v. letters 3132 to Vanessa Bell, and 3133 to Ether Smyth).

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SNOW (C.P.). The search. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1934, Very slight foxing of edges, end-papers and half-title; otherwise a fine copy in a slightly frayed and faded dust-wrapper.

The remainder issue bound by the publisher's for sale by Smiths in grey-green cloth lettered on spine and blocked with vendors device on front cover, all in black.

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SNOW (C.P.). Time of hope. A novel. Faber and Faber Ltd, 1949. Tangerine cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Spine slightly faded, otherwise fine.

The fourth volume in the ‘Strangers and Brothers' series (though the third to be published).

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SNOW (C.P.). The masters. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1951. Red cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper slightly chipped and frayed, and a little embrowned on spine.

The fifth volume in the Strangers and Brothers series (though the fourth to be published).

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SNOW (C.P.). The New Men. Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1954. Pp.[viii]+311+[i (advertisement)]; light blue buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. blue. Slight fading of top-edges; otherwise a near-fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper

The sixth volume in the Strangers and Brothers series (though the fifth to be published).

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SNOW (C.P.). Homecomings. Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1956. Crimson buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Small bruise at tail of spine; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and slightly dusty dust-wrapper.

The seventh volume in the Strangers and Brothers series (though the sixth to be published).

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SNOW (C.P.). The conscience of The rich. Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1958. Leaf bearing blurb precedes title-page; half-title not called for; final blank; cerise buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Near fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper designed by Sidney Nolan.

The second volume in the Strangers and Brothers series (though the seventh to be published).

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SNOW (C.P.). The Two cultures and The scientific Revolution. The Rede lecture 1959. Cambridge, At the University Press, 1959. One gathering, double imp.32mo, sewn into yellow self-wrappers, printed in scarlet; blank before half-title, two at end. Name on upper margin of front wrapper, and wrappers very lightly marked; otherwise a fine copy.



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SNOW (C.P.). The affair. Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1960. Leaf bearing blurb precedes title-page; half-title not called for; imprint leaf at end; white wrappers, cut flush, printed in orange and black. Wrappers lightly foxed internally, and showing slight wear; ingeneral a nice copy.

Uncorrected Proof Copy on proofing paper. The eighth volume in the Strangers and Brothers series.

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SNOW (C.P.). The affair. Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1960. Leaf bearing blurb precedes title-page; half-title not called for; imprint leaf at end; cerise buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper designed by Sidney Nolan.

The eighth volume in the Strangers and Brothers series.

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SNOW (C.P.). A postscript to Science And Government. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press; London, Oxford University Press, 1962. 40pp. (paged [ii]+37+[i]), wire-stitched as a single gathering into pale blue thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black on front, in black on back, wrapper; half-title not called for; issued without end-papers. Generally nice copy.



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SNOW (C.P.). The sleep Of reason. Macmillan, 1968. Double demy 16mo; final blank; light grey boards, lettered silver on spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.

The tenth volume in the Strangers and Brothers series.

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SNOW (C.P.). In Their Wisdom. Macmillan, 1974. Demy 8vo format, perfect bound; black boards, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper with one short closed tear.



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SOLZHENITSYN (Alexander). One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich. Translated by Ralph Parker. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1963. Double cr.16mo, perfect bound; red boards, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Small mark on back cover; otherwise a nice copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

The first edition in English of Solzhenitsyn's first book.

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SOLZHENITSYN (Alexander). The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956: An experiment in Literary investigation I-II. Translated from the Russian by Thomas P. Whitney. Collins & Harvill Press, 1974. Lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; illustrations on text-paer; pp.xii+660; green boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Very nice copy in frayed and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.

First English edition. From the library of novelist Graham Greene, and bearing his signature on the front end-paper.

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SOLZHENITSYN (Alexander). Alexander Solzhenitsyn Speaks To the West. The Bodley Head, 1978. Post 8vo; pp.[100]; white glazed wrappers, cut flush, printed in orange and brown outside, in black inside; issued without end-papers. Very nice copy.

Four speeches, the first three originally in Russian, here translated by Harris L. Coulter and Nataly Martin and edited for this edition by Alexis Klimoff. The first English edition, and the first edition thus. The second issue, a publisher's sticker on the inside front cover amending the price from £1.95 net to £2.95 net. Solzhenitsyn here records his belief that Russia was growing in strength and the West weakening to such an extent that it would soon be able to establish supremacy over the West without risk of a nuclear holocaust. Possibly an alternative reality?

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SOMERVILLE (E.OE.) and ROSS (Martin). Wheel-Tracks. With 31 Illustrations from drawings by E.OE. Somerville, and photographs. Longmans, Green and Co., 1923. Demy 8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard, and fifteen plates; other illustrations on text paper; final blank; quarter brown buckram, linen textured orange spine label printed in brown, light brown board sides, printed dark brown on front board. Very slight wear to corners; otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper designed by Edith Somerville, this strengthened on verso.



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SONTAG (Susan). The Benefactor: A novel. Farrar, Straus and Company, New York, 1963. Final blank; quarter black cloth lettered green and white on spine, black boards; t.e. green; green faced end- papers. Fine copy in slightly rubbed and torn dust- wrapper with unobtrusive name in ink on front.

The author's first book

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SPARK (Muriel). Child Of light: A reassessment Of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Tower Bridge Publications Limited, Hadleigh: Essex, 1951. Demy 8vo; two blanks before half-title serving as endpapers; half-tone portrait frontispiece after an oil-painting by S.J. Stump; pp.[2]+[xiv]+235+[i (blank)]; orange muslin lettered brown on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The author's scarce first independent book, following the ‘Tribute to Wordsworth' written in collaboration with Derek Stanford and published in 1950. Includes as an Appendix a resumé of Many Shelley's ‘other' science-fiction novel, ‘The Last Man'. Printed (badly) at Southend-on-Sea, Essex. There are numerous examples of dropped letters (due apparently to a fault in the linotype machine), and of faintly printed letters, all of which are probably without significance in terms of issue or state. There is also a good deal of slightly battered type, the most obvious examples of which are recorded below together with such errata and other typographical flaws as have been observed (state or issue significance, if any, undetermined): p.6, l.23, ‘t' of ‘suspect', p.9, l.21 of text, ‘f' of ‘of', battered; p.14, l.20, broken ‘h' in ‘with'; p.22, l.5, ‘P' of ‘Perhaps', l.16, ‘e' of ‘yet' and ‘d' of ‘wandered', battered; p.24, l.4, comma lacking at end; l.6, last letter battered; p.27, l.38, ‘a' broken at start, l.40, ‘y' battered at end; p.29, l.39, ‘n' broken at end; p.33, ll.20, 22, and 31, last letter battered; p.35, l.7, dash lacking after ‘uncomfortable', and ‘u' lacking at end, l.8, dash lacking after ‘heart', and, l.9, after ‘friends', l.10, ‘e' battered at end; p.36, l.40, ‘Clarles' for ‘Charles'; p.37, l.12, broken ‘J' at start; p.45, l.20, ‘Al' of ‘Alastor' broken; p.61, drop-head, full-stop after ‘WHAT' redundant; p.64, l.18, ‘l' in ‘looking' battered; p.70, l.18, ‘councelled' for ‘counselled', l.31, ‘h' in ‘have', penultimate line, ‘h' in ‘she' battered; p.73, l.16 of text, ‘much' for ‘must'; p.74, l.34, dropped ‘r' in ‘slander'; p.78, l.22, ‘m' in ‘may' battered; p.78, ll.43 and 44, ‘en' of ‘generous', ‘T' of ‘Timothy' broken; p.90, l.4, ‘roused', p.93, l.12, ‘te' of ‘tolerate' battered; p.105, l.21, ‘so far the' for ‘so far as the'; p.107, last line, battered ‘c' at start; p.108, l.8, ‘d' broken at end; p.112, l.29, ‘I' broken at start; p.136, l.2, ‘h' of ‘shape', second ‘t' of ‘retreat' broken; p.138, l.8, ‘t' of ‘the' broken; p.139, l.12, ‘r' broken at end, l.14, ‘t' of ‘the' broken; p.145, last line, ‘ate' of ‘relates' battered; p.149, l.32, ‘1828' for ‘1928', penultimate line, ‘Antiquarian' for ‘Antiquary'; p.151, l.36, ‘as' for ‘was'; p.155, l.16, battered ‘d' at end; p.156, l.10, redundant space at start; p.157, ll.5 and 6, last letter battered, l.11, broken ‘f' in ‘of'; p.163, l.9, ‘j' slanting at start; p.178, l.31, battered ‘d' at end; p.180, l.31, full-stop instead of comma after ‘meal'; p.188, l.11, ‘poem' for ‘poems'; p.211, ll.7, 9, 10, 11, ‘e' of ‘dead', ‘o' and ‘s' of ‘flowers', ‘e' of ‘sicken' ‘n' of ‘sense' battered; p.216, l.24, broken ‘a' at end; p.221, l.10, battered ‘o' in ‘lost'; p.222, l.21, ‘Albania' printed too heavily; p.227, l.39, broken ‘c' at start.

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SPARK (Muriel). Memento mori. Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1959. Leaf bearing blurb on recto, advertisements on verso, precedes title-page; half-title not called for; imprint leaf at end; pale blue-gren cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Some fading of spine, as always with this title; otherwise a fine copy in very slightly darkened dust-wrapper.



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SPARK (Muriel). Voices at play. Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1961. Leaf bearing blurb precedes title-page; half-title not called for; scarlet rough cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in darkened and very slightly frayed dust-wrapper faded a little on spine.

The first issue: in cloth.

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SPARK (Muriel). The girls Of slender means. Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1963. Final blank; blue boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly faded dust-wrapper.



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SPARK (Muriel). The Mandelbaum gate. Macmillan, 1965. Lge.cr.8vo; sea-green boards, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Very slight foxing of top-edges; otherwise a near fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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SPARK (Muriel). Not to Disturb. Observer Books, London, 1971. Double cr.8vo; etched frontispiece by Michael Ayrton with loose tissue guard; pp.159+[i (limitation page)]; quarter light brown canvas, mustard yellow paper covered boards, ruled and down-lettered gilt on spine, ruled blind on sides, blocked with a design by Ayrton on front board; t.e.g.; red and yellow head- and tail- bands; yellow silk marker; mustard yellow end-papers. Slight wear to paper on one corner, gilt a little faint on spine (v. note), and slight mottling of canvas, due, apparently, to an original dyeing fault; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 500 copies printed on Abbey Mills Creamy Antique Laid paper, each with a original etching by Michael Ayrton, and signed by both the author and illustrator - the present copy being signed but not numbered. Issued without a printed dust-wrapper. The choice of cloth for the spine of this volume, combined with the fact that the spine lettering is not impressed from a brass but apparently printed onto the surface of the cloth is unfortunate. Not only does the cloth have a slightly mottled character resulting from its failure to take colour evenly, but its roughness and looseness of weave is responsible for the faintness of the gilt, which is present and bright where it lies on the warp and weft, but is naturally absent from the gaps between - producing the effect of a rather coarse half-tone plate! Ayrton's etching is superb.

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SPARK (Muriel). The Hothouse By the East River. Macmillan, 1973. Perfect bound; rich brown boards, lettered gilt down spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.



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SPARK (Muriel). The Abbess of Crewe. Macmillan, 1974. Black boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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SPARK (Muriel). Territorial Rights. M[acmillan], 1979. Demy 8vo format, perfect bound; green boards, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Gilt a trifle chipped on spine, apparently as issued; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The blurb on the front flap of the dust-wrapper in this copy has the misprint ‘courtless' for ‘countless' in l.3.

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SPARK (Muriel). Loitering With Intent. The Bodley Head, 1981. Double cr.16mo; blank at end; orange-brown boards, lettered gilt down spine. Virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1981.

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SPEAIGHT (ROBERT). [Drop heading on first leaf of text:] A Memory of William Poel. Med.8vo format, four leaves wire-stabbed into pale grey wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black. Nice copy.

Offprint from Drama Survey: a review of dramatic literature & the theatrical arts, Volume 3, number 4, Fall, 1964, this information appearing on the front wrapper.

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SPENDER (Stephen). The destructive element: A Study of Modern Writers And Beliefs. Jonathan Cape, 1935. Brown ‘Sundour' cloth lettered lime green on front cover and spine, ruled lime green on spine; t.e. brown, lower-edges rough trimmed. Covers a little used and enamel flaking; one or two small marks in text; a very good copy, nonetheless.

Extended comment on Henry James and T.S. Eliot, as well as essays on D.H. Lawrence and Yeats, and briefer examination of Upward, Kafka, Van der Post, etc.

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SPENDER (Stephen). The Backward son. A Novel. The Hogarth Press, 37 Mecklenburgh Square, London, W.C.1, 1940. Sm.cr.8vo; three blanks at end, the last serving as paste-down; pale lemon Sundour cloth blocked and lettered deep pink on spine. Cloth of spine slightly faded and a scattering of small slightly faded spots on sides; front free end-paper embrowned on recto, and a trifle foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

The author's first novel, now scarce although some 2,000 copies were printed. Woolmer, 474.

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SPENDER (Stephen). Life and the poet. Secker & Warburg, 1942. White card wrappers printed in blue down spine and on front cover. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Issued as No.18 of the Searchlight Books.

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[SPENDER (Stephen).]. Air raids. With An Introduction by Stephen Spender. 1943, Oxford University Press. Final blank; pp.62+[ii]; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in red and black, inside in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Issued as ‘War Pictures by British Artists, Second Series'. Pictures by Duncan Grant, John Piper, Graham Sutherland, Feliks Topolski, etc., with brief notes. Spender's Introduction occupies pp.3-8.

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SPENDER (Stephen). Citizens In war - and after. Foreword by Herbert Morrison M.P. P.C. Home Secretary, Minister of Home Security. 48 colour photographs by John Hinde. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1945. 24 double-sided plates; grey cloth lettered gilt down spine. Cloth slightly faded on spine; some foxing; otherwise a good copy in badly chipped dust-wrapper.



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SPENDER (Stephen). Poetry since 1939. Illustrated. Published for The British Council, By Longmans Green & Co, 1946. Sq.lge.post 8vo; lithographic frontispiece by John Craxton, printed in black and blue; six double sided plates; leaf [A4] a cancel; advertisement leaf at end; pp.[72]; white wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in colour with a design by Henry Moore, in black on back wrapper and down spine; issued without end-papers. Slight marking of wrappers, but a nice copy.

The cancel leaf bears on the recto the list of Illustrations, on the verso a disclaimer by The British Council of the opinions expressed by Spender in the volume.

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SPENDER (Stephen). World Within World: The autobiography. Hamish Hamilton, 1951. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece; light bluish-violet cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. blue. T.e. faded, otherwise a fine copy in minutely chipped dust-wrapper.



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SPENDER (Stephen). Learning Laughter. Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd, 7 Cork Street, November, 1952. Four double-sided plates; sky-blue cloth lettered silver on spine. Fine copy in slightly rubbed and frayed dust-wrapper.

The English issue presumably has precedence, the American issue being bound from imported English sheets. The dust-wrapper bears the sub-title ‘The New Generation in the Free State of Israel'.

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SPENDER (Stephen). Chaos And Control In Poetry: A lecture delivered at the Library of Congress October 11, 1965. By Stephen Spender, Consultant in Poetry in English at the Library of Congress, 1965-66. Reference Department, The Library of Congress, Washington, 1966. One gathering, med.8vo, wire stitched into white wrappers printed in black. Very nice copy.



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SPENDER (Stephen). Letters to Christopher. Edited by Lee Bartlett. Stephen Spender's Letters to Christopher Isherwood 1929-1939. With "The Line of the Branch" - Two Thirties Journals. Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara, 1980. Portrait frontispiece and 8pp. plates; title printed in black, red and green; quarter brown chenille, printed boards, paper spine label; scarlet end-papers; clear plastic dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

The limitation notice calls for 200 numbered hardcover copies signed by Spender; and 50 special copies hand-bound in boards & slip-cased by Earle Gray & numbered and signed by Stephen Spender & Lee Bartlett. This copy is hand-bound and bears both signatures, but was issued to us new without the slip-case.

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SPENGLER (Dr. Oswald). Pessimismus? Georg Stilfe, Berlin, 1921. One gathering 20pp. med.8vo, wire-stitched; half-title not called for; final page publisher's advertisements; blue wrappers printed in black, cut flush. Badly embroowned throughout, and with small chip missing from blank corner of inner top margins.

Issued as Schriftenreihe der Preukischen Jahrbucher Nr.4. Thomas Moult's copy, with his ownership inscription, dated ‘July 1921' on title-page.

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SQUIRE (Jack Collings). Imaginary Speeches And other Parodies in Prose and Verse. Stephen Swift & Co. Ltd., 10 John Street Adelphi, 1912. Pp.200; dark blue art canvas, ruled blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Light foxing of first and last few leaves; otherwise a very nice copy.

Presentation copy, with twenty-five word holographic inscription, signed ‘the AUTHOR' and with a small comic sketch (?a self-portrait) in ink, on the front end-paper.

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SQUIRE (J.C.). The gold Tree. With initials designed By Austin O. Spare & Cut in wood by W. Quick. Martin Secker, 1917. Final blank; pale green coarse buckram ruled blind on front cover and spine, lettered gilt down spine and on front cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 500 copies. Printed at The Pelican Press.

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[SQUIRE (J.C.).]. The Diary of a Nobody. Written by George and Weedon Grossmith. With 29 Illustrations by Weedon Grossmith And an Introduction by J.C. Squire. Published by J.W. Arrowsmith (London) Ltd., At 6 Upper Bedford Place, Russell Square, London. 1892 - 1924. Imp.8vo in half-sheets; frontispiece and twenty-eight plates, the latter included in the pagination, but all inserted, and on thinner, harder, paper than the text; publisher's device on verso of last leaf of text, followed by blank; pp.[177]+[i]+[ii]; quarter fawn fine linen, mulberry board sides, cream paper spine label printed in black and red; fore- and lower- edges uncut; laid-paper end-papers; spare label tipped in after blank at end. Spine label chipped and a little marked; prelims. and a few large uncut edges slightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

The first printing of Squire's Introduction, which occupies pp.7 - 16, though according to the publisher's detailed printing history on the verso of the title-page, the seventh edition and the twenty-second printing, altogether, of this title. The record is interesting since Arrowsmiths rarely dated their books or recorded printing histories, and it appears from this that whilst the true first edition (with integral end-papers printed with series advertisements) appeared in 1892, no second printing was called for until 1894 when the ‘Second Edition' (with non-integral white end-papers) appeared. It was reprinted the same year, no further printing being called thereafter until 1905, when the ‘Third Edition' was produced, after which there were no printings again until 1910. In that year the ‘Fourth Edition' was put out, whereupon the book suffered a vogue, no fewer than five printings being called for in 1910, and ten altogether by 1919, in which year the ‘Fifth Edition' also was published, and was reprinted in the next. A ‘Sixth Edition' was published in 1920, and reprinted four times before the present edition appeared, in October 1924.

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SQUIRE (J.C.). The Grub Street Nights Entertainments. Hodder and Stoughton, N.D. [1924]. Leaf blank but for signature mark a precedes half-title; blank at end; pp.[xii]+[217]+[iii]; black fine buckram, cream spine label printed in red and black; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fore-edges, blanks, and prelims slightly foxed; otherwise a fine, partly unopened, copy in a beautiful pictorial dust-wrapper with one small nick at head of back panel. Scarce thus.

A small, light, pencil inscription on the back of the front end-paper records the original date and price of purchase as ‘7/6 / Oct 1924'.

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SQUIRE (J.C.). Sunday Mornings. William Heinemann Ltd, 1930. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[xii]+338+[ii]; black beaded linen patterned cloth, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy.

Essays reprinted from the Observer: ‘The New Bible', ‘The New Prayer Book', ‘The Modern Novel', ‘The Modern Essayist', ‘Mr. Chesterton's Verse', ‘Mr. Wells', ‘Mr. Lawrence's Poems', ‘Cricket Literature', ‘Barnum', ‘Webster', ‘Ben Jonson', ‘Tender Otway', ‘Congreve', ‘Joseph Conrad', ‘Thomas Hardy', ‘Edmund Gosse', ‘The Nineties and John Lane', etc. Short, but excellent and very solid essays.

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[SQUIRE (Sir John)]. Edited and compiled by Yvonne ffrench And Introduced by Sir John Squire: News From the past, 1805-1887, The Autobiography of the Nineteenth Century: Being a miscellany of newspaper Accounts of Wars, Riots, Coronations, Murders, Conspiracies, Scandals, Fashions, Shipwrecks, Sporting Events, Reforms, Inventions, &c., &c., &c. Interspersed with Contemporary Opinions of the Great Writers, Musicians and Actors of the Period And enriched by A Gallery of Illustrations, Charming, Gay, and Terrible. Published by Victor Gollancz Ltd, 14 Henrietta Street Covent Garden, N.D. [1934]. Sm.double cr.16mo; frontispiece on verso of half-title, and numerous illustrations on text paper (all included in the pagination); pp.656; deep pink rough cloth over very thin boards, paper spine label printed in black. Nice copy.



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SQUIRE (Sir John). Reflections and Memories. William Heinemann Ltd, 1935. Black horizontal herring-bone grain cloth blocked blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Generally nice copy.



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STACPOOLE (H. De Vere). The street of The flute-player: A romance. London, John Murray, Albemarle Street, W., 1912. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.viii+356+[iv]; mottled blue linen effect rough buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered white on front cover, ruled and blocked white, lettered and with short rule gilt, on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed. Small mark on front cover; very slight fading of spine; light foxing of lower-edges; scattered very light foxing passim; otherwise a fine copy.

A novel set in ancient Greece by the author of The Blue Lagoon.

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STACPOOLE (H. de Vere). The children Of the sea. A Romance. Hutchinson & Co., 1913. Final blank, followed by 36pp. publisher's inserted catalogue on text paper; bluish violet cloth ruled white on front cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Spine slightly faded, front end-papers cracking, two corners turned in catalogue; otherwise a very nice copy.

An Icelandic romance by the author of The Blue Lagoon.

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STACPOOLE (H. de Vere). The Pearl Fishers. Hutchinson & Co., 1915. Title-page printed in red and black; 32pp. publisher's catalogue dated Autumn 1915 bound in at end; lavender fine linen-grain cloth ruled blind on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Spine faded, and covers a little marked; some foxing of edges and prelims.; inscription on end-paper; otherwise nice.



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STACPOOLE (H. de Vere). Men and mice, 1863 - 1942. By H. de Vere Stacpoole, Writer, physician and Justice of the Peace for the county Of Essex. Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., London: New York: Melbourne, N.D [1942]. Sm.demy 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end, serving as paste-downs; half-tone frontispiece on art-paper; pp.129+[iii (blank)]; moss-green cloth lettered gilt on spine. Covers faded at edges and gilt oxydised; inscription recording events in 1939 and 1943 on half-title, and half-title foxed; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Memoirs by the author of ‘The Blue Lagoon'. One of the most unhelpful inscriptions we have seen: since 1939 was obviously not the date of writing, 1943 cannot be said to give a limiting date either - but the British Library records two editions of this book, one with 129pp. as here, which they date from 1942, and one of 148pp., which they date from 1945. This is evidently the former. Rather closely printed and poorly bound, the volume was issued under the ‘Book Production War Economy Standard' as is recorded on the verso of the title-page.

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STALLWORTHY (Jon). Poets of the First World War. Oxford University Press In association with the Imperial War Museum, 1974. 32pp. cr.4to format wire stitched as a single gathering into white thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in brown; half-title not called for; illustrated title-page; numerous illustrations and facsimiles in text; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

With the publisher's Compliments slip loosely laid in. Discussions of Brooke, Blunden, Owen, Rosenberg, Sassoon, and Edward Thomas.

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STEAD (Christina). Seven poor men Of Sydney By Christina Stead, Author of ‘The Salzburg Tales'. London, Peter Davies, October 1934. Sm.cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.[viii]+358+[ii]; mottled blue smooth linen blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Very slight marking of covers and edges foxed; otherwise a fine copy in a dust-wrapper very slightly nicked and reinforced with archival tissue at head of spine. Very scarce thus.

The author's second book, and first novel - scarcer in our experience than ‘The Salzburg Tales'. Second issue: a 4/- net price sticker obscuring the original price of 7/6 on the spine of the dust-wrapper.

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STEAD (Christina). A Little Tea, A Little Chat. New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1948. Short double demy 16mo; blank before half-title; fawn boards, lettered in blue at least on spine. Rebound in grey boards, with most of the original backstrip laid on, and with new end-papers; poor quality paper, embrowned at margins, and with numerous small slips of clear tape present on blank margins (v. note below).

‘First Edition' on verso of title-page. The author's own copy, bearing her signature (as Christina Blake) on the front blank, and with her name (as Christina Stead Blake) and several successive addresses in England and Australia, on the original front free end-paper, which has been preserved. This copy has at some point been disassembled into its component sheets as a working copy for photo-litho reproduction, and later re-bound. It is lightly marked up in pencil with instructions to the printer, probably relating to a Virago Press edition. The slips of clear tape present on the margins of many leaves show where the sheets have been tipped together prior to the making of the negatives.

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STEAD (Christina). The People With the Dogs. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1952. Short double demy 16mo; light brown boards, lettered in red at least on spine. Rebound in light brown boards, with most of the original backstrip laid on, and with new end-papers, but with the original front free end-paper preserved; old agent's label partially removed from lower margin of fly-title to Part One; numerous small slips of clear tape present on blank margins (v. note below), otherwise a nice copy.

‘First Edition' on verso of title-page. The author's own copy, bearing her name (as Christina Stead Blake) and address in Australia, both written in capitals in the author's hand, on the lower portion of the half-title page. This copy has at some point been disassembled into its component sheets as a working copy for photo-litho reproduction, and later re-bound. It is lightly marked up in pencil with instructions to the printer, probably relating to a Virago Press edition. The slips of clear tape present on the margins of many leaves show where the sheets have been tipped together prior to the making of the negatives.

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STEAD (Christina). Dark Places of the Heart. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1966. Double demy 16mo; rough white cloth, lettered red and blue down spine; t.e. salmon red. Slight marking of cloth; end-papers renewed; a little light pencil scoring (v. below); otherwise, and in general a nice copy.

'First Edition' on verso of title-page. Published in England originally under the title "Cotters' England". This copy has at some point been disassembled into its component sheets as a working copy for photo-litho reproduction, and later re-sewn and re-bound into the original cloth case. It is lightly marked up in pencil with instructions to the printer, relating to a Virago Press edition.

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STEAD (W.T.). "Lest we forget." A keepsake From the Nineteenth century. With over two hundred and fifty portraits and maps. Price one shilling. The "Review of Reviews" Office, London and Melbourne, [on front wrapper:] 1901. Double cr.8vo, wire-stabbed; 8pp. publisher's and commercial advertisements (incorporating Contents) precede integral frontispiece; maps and illustrations in text; pp.8+viii+158; thin paper wrappers printed in black, the inside and back wrappers bearing publisher's and commercial advertisements. Wrappers dusty and a little worn at fore-margin of front wrapper; paper chipped at head of spine, but not touching printed area; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

A world-wide political, social, and cultural conspectus including a thirty-page chronology of events, viewed, naturally, from a British point of view.

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STEEL (Flora Annie). The Hosts of the Lord. William Heinemann, 1900. 36pp. publisher's catalogue at end; grass green patterned sand grain cloth blocked black, blocked and lettered metallic blue, on front cover, lettered black on spine, blocked with publisher's monogram black on back cover; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. A little scattered light dusting and very light foxing; in general a nice copy.



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STEEN (Marguerite). Twilight On the Floods. Collins, 1949. Demy 8vo; red cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine in frayed and torn dust-wrapper.



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STEGNER (Wallace). Angle of repose. Heinemann, 1971. Double demy 16mo; half-title and advertisement leaf precede title page; three blanks at end; lavender boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine. One or two very small corners turned; otherwise a fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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STEIN (Gertrude). Tender Buttons: Objects: Food: Rooms. Claire Marie, 1914, New York. Post 8vo, gathered in half sheets; text-paper binder's blank front and back; integral advertisement leaf at end; yellow boards, circular light green paper onlay on front board printed in dark green; fore- and lower- edges uncut; text-paper end-papers. Spine lacking; boards a little dusty, and chipped at corners; front end-papers cracked; otherwise a fine copy. Issued without a dust-wrapper.

The author's very scarce second published book. The board colour is described by the publisher as ‘canary'.

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STEIN (Gertrude). The Making of Americans: Being the History of A Family's Progress. Contact Editions, Three Mountains Press, Paris, 1925. Lge.sq.8vo; pp.[viii]+[926]+[ii]; a.e. uncut; quarter morocco, art-marbled boards and end-papers; 3pp. binder's prelims. bound in before and after the ochre wrappers. Lacking the morocco back strip; corners a little bumped and worn; otherwise a very nice unopened copy.

The hardbound variant of the first issue, having the original paragraph on p.3 not obscured by a cancellation slip. Since the book was issued in paper wrappers, here bound in, it is perhaps tempting to assume that this copy was bound up for some early owner, subsequent to purchase. We have, however, seen at least two other copies with the same binding, end-papers, and binder's prelims., so it seems evident that the book was issued thus by the publisher - or at least that some regular arrangement subsisted with a binder, such as to make this qualify as a trade binding. According to Wilson, A6a, Note, the latter explanation is the correct one, approximately thirty copies having been bound for the publisher, to order, at a commercial bindery. The present copy is evidently one of these. Wilson does not mention copies with a cancellation slip. Lightly tipped on to the upper margin of the title page in this copy is a leaf from a small note-book bearing, in pencil, a fragment of ms. in the author's hand.

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STEIN (Gertrude). Composition as Explanation. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London, W.C.1, 1926. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; pp.[59]+[i]+[ii]+[ii]; pale green paper covered boards printed in black. Light fading to paper of spine and edges of covers, and light wear to paper covering at extreme head and tail of spine (but not the underlying muslin); otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Loosely laid in is a 1934 photograph of Gertrude Stein, clipped from a newspaper, and a newspaper cutting about a book-signing she did in New York. Issued in November 1926 as No.1 of the ‘Hogarth Essays, Second Series'. The lucidity of the volume was such that ‘An Elucidation' of it was printed in the Paris-based periodical, ‘Transition', in the following year, but that was garbled "through an inadvertence in the printing establishment", and "while containing the correct words, presented them in the wrong order", so that it had itself to be corrected by a separately issued half-sheet. Wilson, A8; Woolmer, 110: number of copies printed not determined.

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STEIN (Gertrude). [Cover title:] An elucidation Printed in Transition. April, 1927. No place, no publisher, no date. [Paris, Transition, 1927]. One half sheet imp.16mo wire stitched into deep buff paper wrappers printed in black on front; a.e. uncut; issued without half-title, title, or end-papers. Wrappers a little used, and chipped a trifle at one corner; text nice. Rare.

Issued as a Supplement to the April 1927 number of ‘Transition', in which "unfortunately", as Elliot Paul here expresses it in his introductory note, "the version of Miss Gertrude Stein's ‘An Elucidation' . . . while containing the correct words, presented them in the wrong order (through an inadvertence in the printing establishment)". Since the piece was intended as an elucidation of Miss Stein's lecture ‘Composition As Explanation', and the garbled version managed to pass through the press entirely unchallenged by editorial acuity, one might perhaps wonder whether the printers' "inadvertence" was not a species of creative critical response! The first separate edition, and the first appearance of the intended text.

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STEIN (Gertrude). Anciens et modernes: Picasso Par Gertrude Stein. 63 Reproductions Dont 8 En couleurs. Paris, Librairie Floury, 14, rue de l'universite, 14, 1938. Lge.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; frontispiece on verso of half-title; seventy-two other illustrations on text paper; eight inserted plates in full colour; Table des illustrations, 6pp., Table des matieres, 2pp., 4pp. integral advertisements, precede imprint leaf at end; front wrapper printed in blue-grey and black, and with additional illustration in black and white; bound up without the original back wrapper, in full recent light brown buckram, blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges uncut. Original wrapper frayed a little at fore-edge; otherwise a very nice, largely unopened copy. Scarce.

Issued as the fourteenth volume de la Collection Anciens et Modernes. Precedes the first edition in English. Despite the title-page, the ‘Table des illustrations' calls for only sixty-two illustrations, including the frontispiece and the cover illustration. All are correctly present here. The first major book on Picasso.

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STEIN (Gertrude). Two: Gertrude Stein And Her Brother And other early portraits (1908-12) With a foreword by Janet Flanner. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1951. Lge.double med.16mo; blank and series title precede title-page; half-title not called for; black buckram, blocked light blue on sides, lettered scarlet down spine. Nice copy.

Issued as Volume one of the Yale Edition of The Unpublished Writings.

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STEINBECK (John). To a god unknown. William Heinemann Ltd, London :: Toronto, 1935. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+268; light grey-blue rough cloth, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Cloth of spine very slightly faded; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.



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STEINBECK (John). The Grapes of wrath. William Heinemann Ltd, 1939. Pale blue-green buckram, lettered gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover; pink end-papers. Nice copy in frayed, slightly chipped, and dusty, price clipped dust-wrapper.

First English edition.

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STEINBECK (John). The moon is down. A Novel. William Heinemann Ltd, 1942. Blank before half-title, final blank; bright brown cloth, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered white on spine; brown end-papers. Very nice copy.

First English edition. In this copy the ‘N' of ‘Novel' on the title-page is undamaged.

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STEINBECK (John). The moon is down. A Novel. William Heinemann Ltd, 1942. Blank before half-title, final blank; bright brown cloth, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered white on spine; brown end-papers. Mildly light sensitive cloth showing faint adumbration of dust-wrapper lettering on front cover; otherwise a fine copy in a dust-wrapper very slightly faded on spine.

First English edition. In this copy the ‘N' of ‘Novel' on the title-page lacks most of the second up-stroke. Other slight type damage through the text suggests that this copy comes from the latter part of the print-run.

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STEINBECK (John). Cannery row. William Heinemann Ltd, 1945. Yellow cloth ruled black on front cover, lettered black on front cover and spine. Ownership stamp and ink name on front end-paper; otherwise fine in chipped and badly frayed dust-wrapper.



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STEINBECK (John). The Pearl. William Heinemann Ltd, 1948. Blue clothn blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered gilt, panelled black on spine and front cover; fawn end-papers. Gilt slightly dull on spine; otherwise a near-fine copy in frayed and slightly marked dust-wrapper.

First English edition.

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STEINBECK (John). East of Eden. William Heinemann Ltd, Melbourne :: London :: Toronto, 1952. Extra double cr.16mo; pp.[vi]+525+[i (blank)]; bright green fine-weave cloth, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered, and with ruled box, gilt, on spine. Fine copy.

First English edition.

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STEINBECK (John). Sweet Thursday. William Heinemann Ltd, 1954. Dark grey-green cloth blocked blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; pale cream end-papers. Spine slightly faded, and gilt dull; otherwise a nice copy.

First English edition.

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STEINBECK (John). The short reign of Pipin IV. A Fabrication. Heineman, 1957. Final blank; blue boards blocked and lettered silver on spine. Fine copy in creased and slightly frayed dust-wrapper designed by Osbert Lancaster.



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STEPHEN (Leslie). Studies of A biographer. (Second series) Vol.III [IV]. London, Duckworth and Co., 3 Henrietta Street, W.C., 1902. 2 Vols., extra cr.8vo; blank precedes half-title in volume four; pp.[viii]+285+[i (blank)]; [viii]+279+[i (blank)]; bevelled olive brown coarse buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges rough-trimmed. End-papers foxed; otherwise a fine set.

The second series complete. Volumes one and two, now denominated ‘First Series', were published in a slightly lighter colour cloth in 1898. Duckworth's seem to have been uncertain whether they were publishing a continuation of the set or a complete new series of the Studies! The present pair of volumes were, at any rate, issued separately. Essays on Shakespeare, Southey, Milton, Emerson, Trollope, Stevenson, ‘The Cosmopolitan Spirit in Literature', Browning, Donne, Ruskin, William Godwin, ‘In Praise of Walking', etc.

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STEPHEN (Leslie). English Literature and society In the Eighteenth century. Ford lectures, 1903. Duckworth and Co., 3 Henrietta Street, W.C., 1904. Lge.post 8vo; bevelled oatmeal coarse buckram, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others rough-trimmed. Gilt on top edges dulled; otherwise a near fine copy.



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STEPHEN (Leslie). Men, books, And mountains. Essays by Leslie Stephen Collected, and With an Introduction, by S.O.A. Ullmann. 1956, The Hogarth Press. Demy 8vo; pp.247+[i (blank)]; salmon red cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Gilt oxydised, and spine a trifle faded; dust-wrapper blurb tipped on to back pastedown; otherwise a nice copy. Uncommon.

Eleven essays here first collected from periodicals, together with an editorial Introduction and a bibliographical check-list of Stephen's books and more important contributions to periodicals.

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STEPHENS (James). Here are ladies. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1913. Blank before half-title; 2pp. integral advertisements at end, followed by 8pp. publisher's catalogue dated Autumn 1913; green buckram blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover. Covers a little rubbed; end-papers foxed; otherwise a nice copy.



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STEPHENS (James). The demi-gods. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1914. 2pp. inserted advertisements at end; green buckram blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover. Cloth very slightly rubbed in places; otherwise a very nice copy.



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STEPHENS (James). The Insurrection In Dublin. Maunsel & Company, Ltd., Dublin, 1916. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end, dated September, 1916; greenish slate buckram, ruled blind on front cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Generally nice copy.



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STEPHENS (James). In the Land of youth. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1924. Greyish lilac rough buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Extremely photosensitive cloth dye, brightened to emerald green on spine; patches at tail of boards likewise starting to change; slight damp-spotting along bottom edges of boards and at turnover of cloth at tail; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.



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STERN (G.B.). Grand chain. Nisbet and Co. Ltd, 1917. Navy blue linen grain cloth lettered and ruled blind on front cover, gilt on spine; publisher's device blind on back cover. Spine slightly damp spotted, otherwise a near-fine copy. Scarce.

Dedicated to Rebecca West.

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STERN (G.B.). Little Red horses. London, William Heinemann Ltd, 1932. Title-page printed in red and black; two blanks at end; pp.[xii]+573+[v]; scarlet cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on spine. Virtually fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper. A scarce title.

The remainder binding: the spine of the dust-wrapper bearing a label reducing the price from 8/6 to 2/- Net.

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STERN (G.B.). Shining and free: A day in the life of the matriarch. William Heinemann Ltd, 1935. Blank before half-title; large folding genealogy tipped in before half-title; deep pink buckram blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Covers damp-marked, but a very good reading copy.



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STERN (G.B.). A name to Conjure with. Collins, 1953. Rust-red cloth lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly embrowned dust-wrapper.



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STERN (G.B.). Dolphin Cottage. Collins, 1962. Blank before half-title; red boards, lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Lay morals And Other Papers. Chatto & Windus, 1911. Advertisement leaf before half-title; title-page printed in red and black; bevelled navy blue coarse buckram, lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. One or two small, light, pencil marks (see below), otherwise a fine copy.

From the library of Olaf Stapledon, and bearing his bookplate, designed by himself, on the front paste-down. He has added to this, in pencil, the date of purchase: "Apr 1911". Loosely inserted is a scrap of paper bearing a pencil note, of no importance, also in his hand. McKay, 779.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin. Longmans, Green, and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, 1912. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard; cancel title leaf; final blank; pp.viii+229+[iii]; bevelled black coarse buckram lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., others mainly trimmed. A little very light foxing on fore-edges; otherwise a fine copy.

Originally published in January 1888 as the introductory portion of ‘Papers Literary, Scientific, etc., by the late Fleeming Jenkin, F.R.S., LL.D., Professor of Engineering in the University of Edinburgh', and later included in collected editions of the Stevenson's Works, this being the first separate edition.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Records of a Family of engineers. Chatto & Windus, 1912. Advertisement leaf before half-title; title-page printed in red and black; leaf bearing publisher's device at end; bevelled black coarse buckram, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Fine, entirely unopened, copy.



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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). On the choice of a Profession. Chatto & Windus, 1916. Cr.16mo in quarter sheets; blank before half-title; title page printed in black and red; leaf blank but for printer's imprint on verso, at end; pp.[ii]+[28]+[ii]; quarter lilac-purple rough buckram, grey-fawn boards, printed purple on front board; t.e. lilac, others uncut. Back end-papers foxed, with offsetting onto facing leaf; large uncut edges foxed; otherwise a virtually fine copy in a slightly chipped dust-wrapper. Scarce in dust-wrapper.

'An entirely new essay of great charm and originality, the MS. of which has lain for years in a bundle of old papers belonging to the late Mrs. Stevenson. It is now for the first time issued in book form.' - blurb on front panel of dust-wrapper. Includes a 3pp. introduction by Lloyd Osbourne. Issued uniform with ‘The Waif Woman'.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Poems By Robert Louis Stevenson (Hitherto unpublished) With Introduction and notes by George S. Hellman And William P. Trent. Privately printed for Mr. Francis S. Peabody, Chicago, 1921. Lge.sq.8vo; two blanks before half-title; portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; title-page printed in red and black; 10pp. facsimiles, most with tissue guards; two blanks at end; pp.[146]; quarter Japon vellum, brown boards, spine ruled and lettered gilt; t.e.g., others uncut. Spine slightly darkened, otherwise a fine copy in the slip-case. WITH: STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Hitherto unpublished Prose writings With Introduction and notes Edited by Henry H. Harper. Privately Printed for Mr. Francis S. Peabody, Chicago, 1921. Two blanks before half-title; frontispiece with tissue guard printed in red; title-page printed in red and black; engraved portrait vignette headpiece printed in sepia; 10pp. facsimiles with tissue guards; two blanks at end; pp.[ii]+[200]; bound uniformly with the above. Spines slightly darkened, otherwise a fine pair in the slip-cases. Two volumes.

The first volume is McKay 718; the second is not in McKay, and hence presumably absent also from the Beinecke collection. A printed note on the verso of each title-page records that these volumes are part of a small complimentary edition printed by The Bibliophile Society for Mr. Peabody in acknowledgement of his generosity in allowing them to print the mss., of which he was the owner, for their members. This private edition differs from the regular 450 copy issue made by The Society in respect of binding, the use of red on the titles, and, of course, the setting and text of the title-pages. The exact number of copies printed for Mr. Peabody seems not to be known, but it is probably less than thirty.

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[STEVENSON (Robert Louis).]. The R.L. Stevenson originals by E.B. Simpson. T.N. Foulis, 1912. Blank before half-title; frontispiece and three illustrations printed in colour, twenty-six in collotype, mounted on leaves of Japon vellum, all with tissue guards; 4pp. integral advertisements followed by blank at end; full brown coarse buckram, lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e.g., others uncut; textured fawn end- papers. A little foxing of text; otherwise a fine copy in a slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

Issued as a volume in The Literary Memoir Series.

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STEVENSON (Mrs. M.I.). Letters from Samoa 1891-1895. Edited and arranged by Marie Clothilde Balfour. With twelve illustrations. Methuen & Co., 1906. Blank before half-title; frontispiece with tissue guard and eleven plates from photographs; 40pp. inserted publisher's catalogue dated February 1906 at end; red linen, yellow spine label printed in black and red; t.e.g., others rough trimmed. Prelims., edges, and last leaves of catalogue with slight, light, foxing; otherwise a fine copy.



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STEWART (Fred Mustard). The Mephisto Waltz. Michael Joseph, 1969. Double cr.16mo; light blue boards blocked and lettered silver on spine. Near fine copy in dust-wrapper.

In this copy the ‘o' of ‘on' is lacking at l.3 p.21; and l.10 p.53 has the reading ‘you' for ‘your'. Issue significance unknown.

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STEWART (J.I.M.). Mark Lambert's supper. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1954. Sm.double cr.16mo; final blank; pp.222+[ii]; maroon boards, lettered gilt on spine. End-papers foxed, with offsetting, and edges foxed; otherwise a nice copy in frayed and badly torn dust-wrapper, extensively repaired with tissue on verso.

Stewart's first novel under his own name, the pen name ‘Michael Innes' being reserved for his detective fiction.

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STEWART (J.I.M.). Mark Lambert's supper. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1954. Sm.double cr.16mo; final blank; pp.222+[ii]; maroon boards, lettered gilt on spine. A nice copy in slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Stewart's first novel under his own name, the pen name ‘Michael Innes' being reserved for his detective fiction.

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STEWART (J.I.M.). Mark Lambert's supper. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1954. Double cr.16mo; final blank; maroon boards, lettered gilt on spine. Very nice copy in second issue dust-wrapper darkened a little on spine.

First edition sheets and casing, but in a later variant of the dust-wrapper, slightly reset to incorparate on the front panel a one word review, together with the prominent statement "2nd Impression" - this, applying to the dust-wrapper only, being evidently intended to puff sales. Stewart's first novel under his own name, the pen name ‘Michael Innes' being reserved for his detective fiction.

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STEWART (J.I.M.). A use of riches. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1957. Sm.double cr.16mo, perfect bound; light carmine cloth-textured boards, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in torn and slightly rubbed and chipped dust-wrapper strengthened on verso with gummed paper.

Stewart's third novel under his own name, the pen name ‘Michael Innes' being reserved for his detective fiction.

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STEWART (J.I.M.). The man who won the Pools. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1961. Double post 16mo; light crimson boards, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Later issue, the inside flap of the dust-wrapper bearing a publisher's sticker increasing the original price of 15/- to £4.95! The fourth novel written by Stewart under his own name, the name ‘Michael Innes' being reserved for his detective fiction.

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STEWART (J.I.M.). Thomas Love Peacock. Published for The British Council And the National Book League By Longmans, Green & Co., 1963. 36pp. demy 8vo format, wire-stitched into light yellow green wrappers, cut flush, printed in black; series title and portrait frontispiece printed in sepia precede title-page; half-title not called for; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Issued as No.156 in the Bibliographical Series Of Supplements to ‘British Book News' on Writers and their Work, under the General Editorship of Bonamy Dobree. The third issue, the original price on the wrappers being obscured by superimposed slips of cream paper increasing the price successively to ‘Three shillings and sixpence net' and ‘Twenty New Pence net'.

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STEWART (J.I.M.). An acre of grass. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1965. Lge.double cr.16mo; light brown boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in torn dust-wrapper, tissued on verso.



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STEWART (J.I.M.). Cucumber sandwiches And other stories. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1969. Lge.double cr.16mo; pp.255+[i (blank)]; scarlet boards, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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STEWART (J.I.M.). Mungo's dream: A novel. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1973. Double cr.16mo; dull lake boards, lettered gilt down spine. Nice in dust-wrapper.



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STEWART (J.I.M.). Young Pattullo. A Novel. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1975. Double cr.16mo; final blank; light sea-green boards, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The first novel of the ‘Staircase in Surrey' sequence, though the second to be published.

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STEWART (J.I.M.). A memorial Service. A Novel. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1976. Double cr.16mo; dull blue boards lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The third novel in the sequence ‘A Staircase in Surrey'.

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STEWART (J.I.M.). Andrew And Tobias. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1980 [i.e., January 15th 1981]. Double demy 16mo; final blank; pp.221+[iii]; quarter orange cloth, cream boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First edition, English issue: printed in America by The Haddon Craftsmen. Review copy, with the review slip loosely inserted, giving the actual date of publication as above. It is possible that copies offered for sale were printed in England and differently bound.

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STEWART (J.I.M.). The Naylors: A novel. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1985. Narrow double demy 16mo; pp.192; scarlet fine cloth textured boards down-lettered, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly darkened dust-wrapper.



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STOKER (Bram). Personal Reminiscences Of Henry Irving. Volume I [II] London: William Heinemann, 1906. 2 Vols., med.8vo; vignette title-page printed in red and black, in each volume; volume one with blank before half-title; coloured frontispiece after Bernard Partridge, with tissue guard; eleven half-tone or line plates and facsimiles in black and white; one facsimile printed on tissue; and five photogravure plates (two in sepia) with tissue guards; volume two with photogravure frontispiece and six plates printed in sepia, with tissue guards; two facsimiles and one very large folding facsimile on toned paper; and eight half-tone or line plates or facsimiles in black and white; mottled scarlet and crimson rough buckram, blocked with publisher's initials device blind on back cover, blocked with medallion portrait and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Very slight fading of spines, but a fine copy, nonetheless, of a handsome book.

Printed on Abbey Mills laid paper. The first issue, copies more normally seen are in a slightly smaller format with trimmed edges, and in a binding of light brown buckram, blocked blind on sides - and without the lettering and medallion portrait present on the front cover here.

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STOKER (Bram). Personal Reminiscences Of Henry Irving. Volume I [II] London: William Heinemann, 1906. 2 Vols.; half-title and vignette title-page printed in red and black, in each volume; coloured frontispiece and seventeen plates and facsimiles in black and white in volume one; black and white frontispiece and seventeen plates and facsimiles (one large folding) in volume two; all plates with tissue guards; light brown buckram, blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered on spine in gilt. Very slight marking of end-papers, otherwise a fine copy of a handsome book.

The second binding.

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STOKER (Bram). Famous impostors. With ten illustrations. Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 3, Adam Street, Adelphi, 1910. Lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; frontispiece with tissue guard, and nine plates; scarlet linen, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, ruled and blocked blind on back cover; t.e.g.; red and green headband. Fine copy.



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STONIER (G.W.). Shaving through The blitz. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, London, 1943. Blank at end, serving as paste-down; pp.125+[iii]; yellow cloth lettered black on front cover, blocked with publisher's initials device, lettered and with two short rules, blackish brown up spine, lettered blackish brown on front cover; lower-edges uncut. Slight marking of covers; otherwise a nice copy.

An excellent and very readable factive account of life in war-time London.

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STOPES (Marie Carmichael). Change of life In men and women. Putnam, 42, Great Russell Street, 9th June 1936. Blank before half-title; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; maroon cloth ruled blind on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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STOREY (David). Radcliffe. A novel. Longmans, 1963. Extra cr.8vo; pp.376; cloth textured hammered bright lime green boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Very slight fading of spine; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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STORY (J. Trevor). Green To Pagan Street. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, [182 High Holborn, London, W.C.1,] 1952. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; light foxing of half-title, blank, and edges; blurb clipped from dust-wrapper tipped onto front end-paper, with consequent light paste marking through to verso; otherwise a nice copy.

Hubin, p.393, listing this title as of undetermined status: it is an essentially non-criminous story of London's East End.

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STORY (Jack Trevor). Something For Nothing. Secker & Warburg, 1963. Sm.double cr.16mo; dull blue boards blocked and lettered silver on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper slightly darkened on spine.



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STORY (Jack Trevor). Morag's Flying Fortress. Hutchinson of London, 1976. Double cr.16mo; black boards blocked with publisher's device and lettered silver down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy, with the author's large holograph inscription, signed ‘Jack', on the front end-paper.

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STRACHEY (Lytton). Queen Victoria. Chatto & Windus, 1921. Demy 8vo; frontispiece and eight plates; integral advertisement leaf at end; royal blue buckram, paper spine label; fore- and lower- edges uncut. In general a nice copy.

This copy has the reading ‘what' for ‘white' at l.4 on p.8. Issue significance, if any, unknown.

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STRACHEY (Lytton). Elizabeth And Essex: A tragic History. Chatto & Windus, 1928. Med.8vo; frontispiece, and five plates; pp.[viii]+[288]; light brown slightly coarse buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. brown, lower-edges uncut. Very light foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy in torn, frayed and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.

An anomalously over-sized copy from the Chatto file.

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STRACHEY (Lytton). Elizabeth And Essex: A tragic history. Chatto & Windus, 1928. Demy 8vo; frontispiece and five plates; pp.[viii]+[288]; light brown coarse buckram blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. brown, lower-edges rough trimmed. Very slight foxing of fore-edges, otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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STRACHEY (Lytton). Elizabeth And Essex: A tragic history. Chatto & Windus, 1928. Demy 8vo; frontispiece and five plates; pp.[viii]+[288]; light brown coarse buckram blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. brown, lower-edges rough trimmed. Very slight snag in cloth of spine; otherwise a virtually fine copy.



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STRACHEY (Lytton). Portraits In miniature And other essays. Chatto & Windus, 1931. Med.8vo; blank and limitation leaf precede half-title page; imprint leaf at end; bevelled half cerise coarse buckram, grey cloth sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Very slight fading and marking of covers; two or three leaves very slightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

One of an edition limited to only 260 numbered copies, this copy being signed by the author. Essays on Harington, Aubrey, Boswell, Hume, Gibbon, Macaulay, Carlyle, etc.

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STRACHEY (Lytton). Characters and Commentaries. London, Chatto & Windus, 1933. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece, in sepia, with tissue guard; pp.[xii]+320; green cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. green. End-papers, tissue, and facing leaves foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Published posthumously. Includes a two page Preface by Lytton's brother James, who edited the volume. The first issue binding, later copies being in dark red cloth blocked and lettered creamy white on spine. Essays on The Elizabethans; Pope, Addison, Steele and Swift; Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Lord Chesterfield; Horace Walpole; Gray and Cowper; Byron, Shelley, Keats and Lamb; The First Earl of Lytton; Mr. Hardy's New Poems; Rabelais; Voltaire; Dizzy; Othello; etc.

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STRACHEY (Lytton). Characters and Commentaries. London, Chatto & Windus, 1933. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece, in sepia, with tissue guard; pp.[xii]+320; very dark red cloth, blocked and lettered creamy white on spine; t.e. green, lower-edges uncut. Two letters of imprint slightly dulled on spine; poor quality end-papers lightly embrowned; otherwise a fine copy in rather frayed and torn dust-wrapper.

Norah Smallwood's copy, with her pencilled signature on the front end-paper. The second issue binding, in dark red cloth blocked and lettered creamy white on spine, rather than green cloth, blocked and lettered gilt; and with the spine of the dust-wrapper overprinted in red "Cheap Edition / 5s. net". We suspect this issue to date from the early years of the second world war. Published posthumously. Includes a two page Preface by Lytton's brother James, who edited the volume. Essays on The Elizabethans; Pope, Addison, Steele and Swift; Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Lord Chesterfield; Horace Walpole; Gray and Cowper; Byron, Shelley, Keats and Lamb; The First Earl of Lytton; Mr. Hardy's New Poems; Rabelais; Voltaire; Dizzy; Othello; etc.

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STRACHEY (Lytton). Literary [Biographical] Essays. 1948, Chatto & Windus, London. 2 Vols., sm.cr.8vo; pp.[viii]+[296]; [viii]+[295]+[i (blank)]; scarlet fine-weave cloth blocked and lettered gilt on black blocked panel on spine; t.e. black, fore- and lower- edges mainly trimmed. Cloth of spines slightly darkened, but a near-fine set. Uncommon.

Reprints the entire contents of ‘Books and Characters' (1922), ‘Portraits in Miniature' (1931), and the posthumous ‘Characters and Commentaries' (1933), except that six of the essays in ‘Characters and Commentaries' are here omitted and one additional essay, ‘Charles Greville', is here first collected. The contents of the three earlier volumes "have been re-shuffled and divided into two collections . . . made up respectively of ‘Biographical' and ‘Literary' Essays. In each of these volumes the essays are arranged in the chronological order, not of their composition, but, roughly, of the subjects with which they deal." - J[ames] S[trachey]'s introductory Bibliographical Note. Issued upon first publication as part of The Collected Works, the volumes of which were available separately. The present set was purchased by us from the publisher's file, but is without signs of provenance. They may have been issued without a printed dust-wrapper.

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STRACHEY (Richard). A Strachey Child. [Privately printed in Exeter for Simonette Strachey, Oxford], 1979. Lge.post 8vo; lime green boards blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.

The first volume of an uncompleted autobiography.

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