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.

STRAND (Mark). Mr. and Mrs. Baby And other stories. Chatto & Windus, London, 1986. Double cr.16mo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; pp.[xii]+[112]+[iv], paginated on the rectos only; dull blue cloth-textured boards down-lettered, lettered, and with ruled box, gilt, on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The poet's first collection of stories. An oddly designed book, altogether: as though the publisher had said "How can we make a book look different? - Just for the sake of it!"

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STREET (G.S.). People and Questions. Martin Secker, Number five John Street, Adelphi, 1910. Lge.cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; red buckram, paper spine label; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Covers faded at spine and edges; end-papers foxed, prelims. slightly so; otherwise very nice.



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STRINDBERG (August). Married: Twenty stories of married life. Authorised translation By Ellie Schleussner. Frank Palmer, Red Lion Court, 1913. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.412+[iv]; charcoal rough buckram, ruled red on front cover, blocked and lettered red and white on front cover and spine. Cloth torn at head and tail of spine; otherwise a nice copy, internally fine. A scarce volume.

The first appearance of these stories in England.

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STRINDBERG (August). Inferno. Translated by Mary Sandbach. Introduction by F.L. Lucas. Hutchinson of London, 1962. Sq.lge.post 8vo; portrait frontispiece; black cloth blocked and lettered gilt, panelled carmine, on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The first complete edition in English, and the first edition of this translation.

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STRONG (L.A.G.). Doyle's rock And other stories. Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1925. Light blue buckram, ruled and lettered orange on front cover, blocked, lettered, and with box ruled orange on front cover; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Enamel a little rubbed on spine; otherwise in general a nice copy.



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STRONG (L.A.G.). King Richard's land: A tale of the peasant's revolt. Illustrated by Walter Hodges. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1933. Two blanks before half-title, serving as end-papers, leaf bearing illustration, followed by imprint leaf, and two blanks serving as end-papers at end; frontispiece in colour; other illustrations on text-paper; light yellow green cloth blocked and lettered purple on front cover and spine. Spine faded, and covers a little marked; end-papers embrowned; otherwise nice. A scarce title.

Juvenile. The covers were designed by Hodges. A presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription to Twinkle Rutter on the front end-paper. The pastedown bears the bookplate of the recipient. The words ‘Nov.15' in pencil on the front end-paper (not in Strong's hand) suggest that this may have been an advance copy, and that the scheduled date of publication.

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STRONG (L.A.G.). The bay. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1941. Double cr.16mo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; light blue cloth lettered dark blue on spine. Slight foxing of spine; poor quality war-time paper lightly embrowned throughout; otherwise a very nice copy in faded and frayed dust-wrapper.



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STRONG (L.A.G.). Travellers. Thirty-One Selected Short Stories with a preface by Frank Swinnerton. Methuen & Co. Ltd. London, 1945. Red cloth, lettered pale yellow down spine. Near-fine copy in slightly used dust-wrapper.

The dust-wrapper erroneously gives the title as ‘Thirty Selected Stories'.

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STRONG (L.A.G.). Maud Cherrill. With eight plates in photogravure. Max Parrish, 1949. Issued without half-title, series title preceding title-page; pale blue-green buckram blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt down spine. Spine slightly faded, and gilt dull on spine; otherwise a near-fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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STRONG (L.A.G.). The Writer's Trade. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1953. Post 8vo; scarlet cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper with one small tear.



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STRONG (L.A.G.). Deliverance. Methuen and Co Ltd, 1955. Final blank; black boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Gilt oxydised on spine, otherwise very nice in chipped and 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.

STRONG (L.A.G.). A Brewer's progress 1757 - 1957. A Survey of Charrington's Brewery On the occasion of its Bicentenary. Privately Printed, London 1957. Med.8vo; half-tone portrait frontispiece with loose tissue guard, and sixteen double-sided plates; 4pp wood-engraved illustrations on pale grey paper after drawings by R.A.F. Hearson; other illustrations, genealogical table, etc., in text; pp.[xii]+[91]+[i (blank)]; olive green buckram, blocked and numbered gilt on front cover, up-lettered gilt within gilt-ruled box on spine; Compliments slip from Charrington's Chairman and Directors loosely laid in as issued. Very nice copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper tissued on verso.

Interestingly illustrated. Includes as an Appendix a beautifully clear essay by the head brewer, A.C. Reavenall, ‘How Beer is Made'.

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STYRON (William). Lie Down In Darkness. Hamish Hamilton, 1952. Double cr.16mo; salmon Sundour cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered silver on spine. Silver a trifle rubbed; otherwise a fine copy.

First English edition of the author's first novel, published in America in 1951.

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STYRON (William). The Confessions Of Nat Turner. Random House, New York, 1967. Short double demy 16mo; advertisement leaf before half-title; epilogue leaf bearing biographical note on verso at end; pp.[2]+xvi+428+[2]; black rough cloth blocked orange, and with author's signature gilt, on front cover, blocked silver, ruled orange and silver, lettered gilt and orange, on spine; t.e. light brown, fore-edges uncut; brown and white head and tail bands; pale caramel end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper possibly faded on spine.

A story based on a historical revolt by negro slaves in southeastern Virginia in 1831. The verso of the title-page bears the words ‘First Printing'. A handsome volume.

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STYRON (William). Sophie's Choice. Jonathan Cape, 1979. Double med.16mo; blank before half-title, final blank; pp.[x]+515+[iii]; black cloth-textured boards, ruled, blocked with publisher's initials device, and lettered gilt and gilt-outlined black, on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Probable first issue: with white end-papers and dust-wrapper bearing price at corner of front flap.

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SUTCLIFFE (Halliwell). A bachelor In Arcady. London, George Bell & Sons, 1904. Half-tone frontispiece; printer's imprint leaf (verso blank) followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end dated January, 1904; pp.viii+310+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled and blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, blocked blind, lettered gilt, on spine; lower-edges uncut. Very slight damp-marking of covers extending to extreme fore-edge of frontispiece; otherwise a nice copy of a difficult title.

This edition issued as a volume of Bell's Indian and Colonial Library was probably printed in advance of the English edition, published by T.Fisher Unwin in July 1904, to allow for simultaneous distribution in the Colonies. Both editions are scarce.

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SUTRO (Alfred). Celebrities and Simple souls. Duckworth, 1933. Demy 8vo; frontispiece with printed tissue guard, and seven plates; blue cloth lettered gilt on spine. Spine slightly faded, otherwise a very nice copy.

The first binding. Includes two caricatures by Max Beerbohm.

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SUTRO (Alfred). Celebrities and Simple souls. Duckworth, 1933. Demy 8vo; frontispiece with printed tissue guard, and seven plates; blue-grey cloth lettered black on spine. Spine faded, otherwise a very nice copy.

Second binding, the first being blue cloth lettered on the spine in gilt. Includes two caricatures by Max Beerbohm.

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SWAN (Annie S[hepherd].). Stephen Glyn And other stories. With eight Illustrations. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 27 Paternoster Row, 1902. Sm.cr.8vo; half-tone frontispiece and seven plates; pp.[viii]+260; cerise diagonally fine ribbed cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine. Barely visible foxing of edges; long neat inscription dated 21/1/03 on front end-paper; otherwise a brilliantly fine copy.

Four novelettes: Stephen Glyn; A Married Man; A New Woman; Aunt Anne's Money. There is no list of illustrations, but they are marked for pp.95, 127, 150, 214, 238, 248, and 258, and are tipped in at those openings. Those to p.214, 238, and 248 are signed Leonard Dinsdell, that to p.94 Sydney Cowell, the rest unsigned. The elaborate cover design is a curious cross between Japanese, art nouveau, and Celtic. This title not in Wolff.

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SWAN (Annie S[hepherd].). Margaret Holroyd Or The pioneers. Hodder and Stoughton, Publishers London, 1910. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates, all printed in pale yellow and black; three leaves integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+273+[i (printer's imprint)]+[vi]; chalk-blue buckram lettered gilt on front cover and spine, oval illustration in full colour laid onto front cover; lower-edges uncut. Slight, barely visible, damp-marking back cover; very light foxing of edges; curious negative offsetting of type onto printed area of last two plates; otherwise and in general effect a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. A novel about the campaign for female suffrage.

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SWAN (Annie S[hepherd].). The Bridge builders. By Annie S. Swan, Author of "The Fairweathers," "Woven in the Wind," etc. Hodder and Stoughton, London New York Toronto, N.D. [1913]. Advertisements on verso of half-title; lithographic frontispiece and two plates from chalk drawings signed with a monogram F S; pp.325+[iii (blank)]; light cobalt blue rough buckram blocked pictorially black, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; lithographic onlay on front cover. Gilt a trifle oxydised on front cover, and cloth of front cover and spine with slight uniform fading; one or two insignificant marks on back cover; light foxing to edges and first and last few leaves; a nice copy, nonetheless, of a scarce title.

The first issue, with a half-title and the misprint ‘in the Wind' for ‘of the Wind' on the title-page. The pictorial cover design is unusual in that it wraps around the front cover and spine. The plates and cover onlay are equally unusual in being so delicately coloured that we had doubts as to whether they were colour-printed at all. We remained in doubt, indeed, until we saw the third one, where it is more obvious. There is no list of plates, but they are tipped-in to face pp.108 and 276. Copac records only the Oxford, Cambridge, British Library, and National Library of Scotland copies.

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SWAN (Annie S[hepherd].). These are our masters. Hodder and Stoughton, St. Paul's House, London, E.C.4., 1939. Double cr.16mo; smooth orange cloth, ruled blind, and embossed blind with publisher's monogram on blind panel, on front cover, lettered and blocked with publisher's monogram gilt, on spine. Two or three fox-spots on fore-edges of first and last gatherings; otherwise an extremely fine copy in superb pictorial dust-wrapper.

With a war economy bookmark advocating the saving of waste paper loosely laid in, presumably as issued. A late novel, although by no means the last, from a novelist who began publishing in the 1880s.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Three Plays Of Shakespeare. London and New York, Harper & Brothers, 45 Albemarle Street, W., 1909. F'cap 8vo; series title and decorated half-title precede title-page; integral advertisement leaf at end, verso blank; pp.xvi+85+[i (blank)]+[ii]; vertical rib-effect scarlet cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, ruled, elaborately blocked, and lettered, gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Fine copy.

Published in the year of Swinburne's death. The plays treated are ‘King Lear', ‘Othello', and ‘Richard II'. Issued as the first volume of ‘Harper's Library of Living Thought', and bound in series style. The series was published in cloth, as here, at 2s.6d., or in leather, at 3s. 6d., net.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). [Cover title:] Swinburne ms. facsimiles. [Heading on first leaf of facsimile:] Mr. Whistler's Lecture on Art. [On fly-title leaf:] The Bibliophile Society, no place [Boston,] no date, [1913]. F'cap folio format; leaf of buff paper printed in red and black, serving as fly-title, and thirteen loose leaves of blue paper printed in black on one side only with a facsimile of Swinburne's ms.; enclosed in a quarter cream buckram folder, purple coarse rough buckram sides and inner flaps, lettered on front cover in gilt; linen ties; buff paste-down end-papers. Cream buckram of spine splitting; purple buckram faded; ties lacking; varnished patch on back cover; otherwise nice.

One of a small number of copies printed privately for issue to members of the Boston Bibliophile Society. Not in Wise. First publication of the original ms. of this essay, which is heavily corrected and revised. The piece is said, when it was first published in the ‘Fortnightly Review' in June 1888, to have caused the estrangement between Whistler and Swinburne, which continued until Whistler's death.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Felicien Cossu. A burlesque. Edited with an Introduction by Edmund Gosse, C.B. Printed for private circulation, 1915. 32pp. cr.8vo sewn as a single gathering into pale brownish grey wrappers printed black on front wrapper; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Fine unopened copy.

One of an edition limited to only twenty copies printed for Thomas J. Wise. One of the rarest of Wise's privately printed pamphlets, reproducing for the first time the text of a totally outrageous - and delightfully mischievous - spoof review, ‘The Poems of Felicien Cossu' which Swinburne attempted, without success, to foist upon the editor of the Spectator in 1862. Gosse's Introduction occupies pp.5-17. Wise, 165.

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SWINNERTON (Frank). The adventures of a manuscript Being the story of "The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists" told By Frank Swinnerton. The Richards Press Ltd, Royal Opera Arcade Pall Mall. [On back wrapper:] 1956. 32pp., demy 8vo format, wire-stitched as a single gathering; blank before title-page, blank at end; half-title not called for; pale creamy grey self-wrappers, printed outside and on inner flaps in crimson, folded over blanks; issued without end-papers. Slight marking of wrappers; otherwise a very nice copy.

One of a total edition of 1,500 copies. In this copy in the last line on p.11 the first ‘l' in ‘publicly' is battered.

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SYMONDS (John). With a view On The palace. John Baker, 5 Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, 1966. Final blank; pp.222+[ii]; scarlet cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in very slightly rubbed and frayed dust-wrapper.



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SYMONS (Arthur). Studies in seven arts. Archibald Constable And Company, Ltd., 1906. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+394+[ii]; turquoise coarse buckram lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Some foxing of edges and prelims., otherwise a very nice copy.

The probable first binding.

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SYMONS (Arthur). Studies in seven arts. Archibald Constable And Company, Ltd., 1906. Integral advertisement leaf at end; deep turquoise cloth lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Some foxing throughout, otherwise a very nice copy.

The probable second binding.

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SYMONS (Arthur). London: A book of aspects. London: privately printed for Edmund D. Brooks and his friends, Minneapolis, 1909. Demy 8vo in half sheets; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘A' before half-title; imprint leaf at end; pp.[viii]+78+[ii]; quarter natural fine linen, blue-grey boards, lettered black on front cover and up spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut; text-paper end-papers. Inscription on front blank (v. note); otherwise near-fine.

Printed on hand-made paper at the Chiswick Press. One of a small number of copies only. The inscription on the front blank, in the hand of Edmund D. Brooks, reads: ‘Carrie's Birthday Party At Sea May 25th 1910'. There follow five signatures, including that of Brooks himself and at least two members of his family, the ‘Carrie' of the inscription being probably his daughter.

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SYMONS (Arthur). Cities and Sea-coasts And islands. W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd, 1918. Portrait frontispiece (after Augustus John) with tissue guard; final blank; dark-green linen flecked light green, paper spine label; fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed. Label rubbed and slightly chipped; otherwise a very nice copy.



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SYMONS (Arthur). Charles Baudelaire: A study. London, Elkin Mathews, Cork Street, 1920. Imp.16mo in half sheets; leaf containing bibliographical check-list of Symons' works on verso, recto blank, half-title with ms. limitation notice on verso, title-page printed in red and black, Contents leaf, and List of Illustrations, precede start of text; collotype frontispiece with tissue guard loosely laid in, and seven plates; two illustrations in text; pp.[xii]+116; quarter vellum, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on flat spine, grey linen-textured boards; t.e.g., others uncut; red and green head-band, red silk marker; text-paper end-papers. Two unobtrusive pin-head sized wormholes in vellum of front joint; otherwise a very nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 100 numbered copies printed upon English hand-made paper, all signed by the author. Rather an eccentric production, printed on paper toned grey on one side of the sheet only, and with a twenty-seven word limitation notice entirely in Symons' holograph! Nelson, 1920.25

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SYMONS (Arthur.). Notes on Joseph Conrad; With Some Unpublished Letters. Myers & Co., 102, New Bond Street, W1., 1925. F'cap 4to, gathered in 8s; printed throughout in red and black "by Sydney Matthewman at the Sign of the Swan in the City of Leeds"; five blanks precede half-title, colophon leaf, followed by five blanks at end, the first and last blanks serving as paste-downs; photogravure portrait frontispiece printed in sepia; acknowledgement slip tipped on to front blank; grey boards, printed black on front board. Some light embrowning of boards, otherwise a fine copy in darkened and slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Wise ‘Conrad Library', p.63; Teets & Gerber, 658.

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SYMONS (Arthur). Notes on Joseph Conrad. With some Unpublished letters. Myers & Co., 102, New Bond Street, W1., 1926. F'cap 4to, gathered in eights; photogravure frontispiece printed in dark sepia, with tissue guard; colophon leaf, followed by blank at end; printed throughout in red and black "by Sydney Matthewman at the Sign of the Swan in the City of Leeds"; publisher's note slip tipped on to front end-paper, spare label tipped in at end; quarter white buckram, lettered gilt up spine, blue boards, white label printed in black on front cover. Fine copy in very slightly rubbed dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 250 copies printed on hand-made paper, numbered and signed by the author. The trade edition was dated 1925.

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SYMONS (Arthur). From Toulouse-Lautrec To Rodin With some personal impressions. John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., 1929. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; frontispiece and eleven plates; purple and white mixed weave linen lettered blue on spine and front cover; t.e. dark blue, others uncut. Cloth of spine faded; title leaf badly opened at lower margin; otherwise a very nice copy.

In this copy the caption to p.118 in the List of Illustrations has the misprint ‘dances' for ‘dancer'.

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SYMONS (Arthur). The Adventures of Giuseppe Pignata Who escaped from The prisons of the Inquisition Of Rome Translated from the French By Arthur Symons. Jonathan Cape, 1930. Two blanks before half-title, one at end; light blue buckram blocked blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Spine faded, covers a trifle marked; otherwise a very nice copy.



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SYMONS (Arthur). Wanderings. J.M. Dent and Sons Ltd., 1931. Frontispiece and seven full page illustrations on text-paper; imprint leaf at end; deep purple coarse buckram blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. purple. Fine copy in slightly chipped dust-wrapper.



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SYMONS (Arthur). A study of Walter Pater. By Arthur Symons, Author of ‘A Study of Thomas Hardy,' ‘Studies in Strange Souls' ‘A Study of Oscar Wilde' etc. With a Portrait. London, Charles J. Sawyer, Grafton House, Grafton Street W., 1932. Double f'cap 8vo; photogravure portrait frontispiece, printed in sepia on thick cream paper, with tissue guard; title-page printed in vermilion and black; pp.[112]; bevelled purple buckram lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut; text-paper end-papers. Virtually fine copy.

One of an issue limited to 100 copies printed on hand-made paper, and signed by the author, this copy being signed by the author but not numbered. There were also 10 copies on Japanese vellum, and 350 numbered copies printed on Abbey Mill Antique hand-made paper. Presentation copy from the publisher to fellow bookseller B. Maggs.

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SYMONS (Arthur). The woman And The puppet By Pierre Louys Translated with Introduction By Arthur Symons. Illustrated by J. Yunge. Thornton Butterworth, Ltd., 1935. Blank before half-title; frontispiece and other illustrations on text-paper; two blanks at end; pale cream fine linen blocked and banded blind on sides, banded blind, lettered blue on spine. Covers slightly darkened; short tear in front blank; otherwise in general, a nice copy.

Printed in Guernsey

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SYMONS (A.J.A.). The Quest for Corvo: An Experiment in Biography By A.J.A. Symons. Cassell and Co. Ltd., London, Toronto, Melbourne And Sydney, 1934. Demy 8vo; three illustrations and facsimile in text; final blank; pp.[xii]+293+[iii]; black rough buckram, ruled and panelled gilt, lettered black-through-gilt, on spine; t.e. dark red. Very slight wear to cloth at extreme tail of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

From the library of Symons editor, publisher, friend, and sometime collaborator Dr. Desmond Flower, and bearing his ownership signature on the front end-paper. Flower also designed the volume, which was printed at The Curwen Press. A pleasant association copy.

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SYMONS (Julian). Charles Dickens. English novelists series: Arthur Barker Ltd., 30 Museum Street, 1951. Post 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; scarlet cloth, lettered scarlet through gilt-blocked panel on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Edges foxed; otherwise a fine copy in slightly nicked dust-wrapper.



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SYMONS (Julian). The general Strike. A historical portrait. The Cresset Press, 1957. Double demy 16mo; four double-sided plates; maroon boards, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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SYNGE (John M.). In Wicklow and West Kerry. Maunsel & Company Ltd., Dublin, 1912. F'cap 8vo; quarter parchment, drab board sides, lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e.g., others uncut. A nice copy.

Issued uniform with the 1911 collected edition.

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SYRETT (Netta). Women and Circumstance. Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1906. Blank before half-title, final blank; glazed blue linen ruled blind on front cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. A near fine copy. Scarce.



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SYRETT (Netta). Drender's Daughter. Chatto & Windus, 1911. Advertisement leaf before half-title; title-page printed in cerise and black; imprint leaf followed by 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end; vertically ribbed dark blue cloth lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine and front cover; lower-edges uncut. Slight wear to covers, and end-papers cracking; otherwise in general a nice copy.



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SYRETT (Netta). Three women. Chatto & Windus, 1912. Integral advertisement leaf before half-title; title-page printed in red and black; pp.[viii]+347+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 32pp. undated Catalogue at end (not listing this title); vertically fine ribbed very dark blue-green cloth lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. Very nice copy.



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TALLENT (Elizabeth). In Constant Flight. Stories by Elizabeth Tallent. Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press, London, 1983. Extra cr.8vo format, perfect bound; blank before half-title, two at end; pp.[xii]+159+[v]; lake cloth-textured boards ruled, down-lettered, and lettered, gilt on spine. Poor quality paper showing light marginal embrowning throughout; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The author's first collection: stories reprinted from ‘The New Yorker', ‘The Threepenny Review', and ‘North American Review', here sometimes in a revised form, together with three others here first printed.

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TARKINGTON (Booth). The gentleman From Indiana. Grant Richards, 1900. 20pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated 1900; tan cloth lettered red within red ruled box on front cover, lettered red on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed. Several minor faults, but in general a nice copy. Scarce.

The author's first book. First English edition.

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TARKINGTON (Booth). His own People. Illustrated by Lawrence Mazzanovich And F.R. Gruger. Decorated by Wm. St.John Harper. John Murray, 1907. Frontis- piece with tissue guard, and one plate, in full colour; four plates in black and white; decorated title-page, and numerous other decorations on text-paper; final blank; grey cloth, blocked and lettered blue on front cover, ruled blue, lettered gilt, on spine. Half-title and verso of final blank embrowned; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

First edition, English issue, from imported sheets of the American edition.

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TARKINGTON (Booth). Looking Forward & Others. William Heinemann Limited, 1927. Title and half-title printed conjugate, the following gathering consisting of six leaves in conjugate pairs; dark blue cloth, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, ruled blind on front cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Very slight spotting of covers; otherwise a fine copy.

First edition, English issue. Printed in America. The arrangement of the prelims. suggests that both issues were planned as part of a single print run.

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TARKINGTON (Booth). Claire Ambler. Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1928. Title-page printed in red and black; final blank; bright blue buckram, orange paper labels printed in black on spine and front cover; t.e. orange; end-papers printed in orange and blue; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Spine-label slightly chipped; otherwise a very nice copy.

Merle Johnson, American First Editions, 4th edition, p.492.

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TATE (Mirren). The trials of a Seaside landlady By Mirren Tate. Illustrated by Robert Campbell. [Saltcoats, ?c.1910]. Globe 8vo; leaf, probably commercial advertisements, lacking before title-page; vignette title-page; two full-page illustrations in text; commercial advertisements on verso of title, Contents, and To the Reader pages, 4pp. commercial advertisements at end; pp.[viii (i - ii lacking)]+76+[iv]; leaf-green thick paper wrappers, cut flush, flat spine, printed pictorially in red and black on front wrapper, back and inside wrappers printed with commercial advertisements in black; issued without end-papers. Small chip to paper at tail of spine; otherwise a nice copy. Rare.

Well-written dialect sketches. The book was printed by A. Walker & Son in Galashiels, but most of the advertisements are for tradesmen local to Saltcoats. Published at ‘Sixpence net' as stated on the front wrapper, which also denominates this as the ‘Third Edition' How large the editions were we cannot guess, but there is no copy listed on COPAC; not in the British Library catalogue, or Worldcat. ‘Mirren Tate' may well be a pseudonym: it is the name of the landlady in the story.

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TERAN (Lisa St Aubin de). The Marble mountain And other stories. Jonathan Cape, Thirty-two Bedford Square London, 1989. Double demy 16mo; two blanks before half-title, three at end, serving as end-papers; pp.[xii]+126+[vi]; black cloth-textured boards, blocked with publisher's initials device and downlettered silver on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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THACKERAY (Anne, Lady Ritchie). Blackstick papers. With portraits. Smith, Elder, & Co., 1908. Blank before half-title; frontispiece with tissue guard and two plates (one with guard); bright blue buckram, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Extreme upper margin of title leaf a little creased and with two very short tears; otherwise a nice copy.

The publisher's imprint on the spine of this copy is without a comma after ‘Smith'.

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[THACKERAY (Anne], Lady Ritchie). [Cover title:] The English Association Pamphlet No.24. A Discourse on Modern Sibyls By Lady Ritchie, President, 1912. February, 1913. Roy.8vo, 12pp. sewn as a single gathering into grey thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black; issued without prelims., or end-papers. Two small marks on spine; otherwise a very nice copy.



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THACKERAY ([W.M.]). Thackeray's Letters To an American family With an introduction by Lucy W. Baxter And original drawings By Thackeray. Smith, Elder & Co., 1904. Vignette title-page printed in black and brown; two plates, other illustrations on text-paper; 2pp. inserted advertisements at end; two-tone mixed-weave greenish-grey smooth cloth lettered gilt on front cover and spine; uncut edges. Spine slightly faded, and cloth nicked a little at tail of front joint; front cover very slightly marked; in general a nice copy.

The first appearance of these letters in England.

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THACKERAY (William Makepeace). Stray papers By William Makepeace Thackeray: Being Stories, Reviews, Verses, and Sketches (1821 - 1847). Edited, with an Introduction and Notes. By Lewis Melville. Author of "The Life of William Makepeace Thackeray". With Illustrations. Hutchinson and Co, 1901. Title-page printed in red and black; frontispiece and fifteen plates; 8pp. integral advertisements dated Spring 1901 at end; diagonally-fine-ribbed scarlet cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine, blocked gilt on front cover; t.e.g., fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated black. Small snag to cloth of front cover; covers just a trifle spotted and faded; otherwise very nearly a fine copy.

"I have endeavoured to include in this volume everything of interest to the lover of the writings of Thackeray which has not been reprinted in the ‘Collected Works', or in Mr. Spielmann's book [of contributions to ‘Punch']." - Ed. The result is 492 large pages.

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THACKERAY (W.M.). The New sketch book: Being essays now first collected from "The Foreign Quarterly Review," Edited, with an introduction, by Robert S. Garnett, With an appendix on the authors criticised. Alston Rivers, Ltd., Arundel Street, W.C., 1906. Demy 8vo; pp.xxvi+[324]; diagonally fine ribbed cerise cloth lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Cloth of spine very slightly faded; end-papers foxed, facing pages and edges very slightly so; otherwise a fine copy. Very scarce.

Essays on ‘The Rhine, by Victor Hugo'; ‘The German in England'; ‘Celebrated Crimes, by Alexandre Dumas'; ‘Balzac on the Newspapers of Paris'; ‘English History and Character on the French Stage'; ‘Sue's Mysteries of Paris'; ‘French Romancers on England'; ‘New Accounts of Paris'; etc. Van Duzer, 150; Munro, Dumas, A Secondary Bibliography, p.104.

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THEROUX (Paul). Sunrise With Seamonsters. Hamish Hamilton, London, 1985. Demy 8vo format, perfect bound; final blank; pp.viii+365+[iii]; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed black on front wrapper. Front wrapper slightly scuffed, but a nice copy.

Uncorrected proof copy on proofing paper. Differs in at least some minor repects from the published book.

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THIRKELL (Angela). August folly. A Novel. Hamish Hamilton, 90 Great Russell Street, 1936. Diagonally fine ribbed green cloth, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's monogram device gilt on spine. Fine copy.



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THIRKELL (Angela). Growing up: A Novel. Hamish Hamilton, London, 1943. Sm.double cr.16mo; pp.272; scarlet cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered gilt on spine. Very slight mottling of covers, but a nice copy of an uncommon war-time title.



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THIRKELL (Angela). The Headmistress. A Novel. Hamish Hamilton, 1944. Double cr.16mo; light brown cloth, lettered gilt down spine. Spine slightly faded; poor quality paper lightly embrowned throughout; otherwise a fine copy.



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THIRKELL (Angela). The old Bank House. Hamish Hamilton, 1949. Two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; green linen lettered gilt on spine. Gilt oxydised, and cloth very slightly worn at headband; a very little foxing of margins; otherwise a very nice copy in tattered remains of dust-wrapper.



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THIRKELL (Angela). County chronicle. Hamish Hamilton, 1950. Blank before half-title; red ‘Sundour' cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. red; end-papers printed with map. Slight mottling of front cover, and colouring of top-edges somewhat damp faded; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.



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THIRKELL (Angela). Jutland cottage. Hamish Hamilton, 1953. Blank before half-title, blank at end; navy blue cloth blocked and lettered silver on spine; end-papers printed with map in black. Slight spotting of covers; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.



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THIRKELL (Angela). Enter Sir Robert. Hamish Hamilton, 1955. Lge.16mo; Cambridge blue cloth blocked with publisher's monogram device, and lettered, gilt on spine. Spine patchily faded; inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy in slightly rubbed and frayed dust-wrapper.



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THOMAS (D.M.). Birthstone. A novel. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1980. Double lge.post 8vo; dark sand boards, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Signed by the author on the title-page.

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THOMAS (D.M.). Sphinx. Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1986. Sm.double demy 16mo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; pp.[iv]+248+[iv]; darkish dull greeny blue beaded linen-grain cloth-textured boards, lettered gilt down and on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The third volume in ‘The Russian Quartet' series of novels.

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THOMAS (Dylan). Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog. Dent, 1940. Imprint leaf at end; green cloth lettered silver and blind on spine; t.e. red. Spine a trifle faded, and small scuff on front paste-down; otherwise a fine copy.

Short stories.

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THOMAS (Dylan). Quite early One morning. Broadcasts. Preface by Aneirin Talfan Davies, Welsh Region, B.B.C. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1954. Portrait frontispiece from a photograph; blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

First state of text, with a full-stop after ‘sailors' at l.10 p.3, and in the last line on p.11.

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THOMAS (Dylan). A prospect Of the sea And other stories And prose writings. Edited by Daniel Jones. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, July 1955. Tall f'cap 8vo; portrait frontispiece after a photograph; light blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Spine and edges of covers a little faded; otherwise nice.

Material selected by the author before his death as a companion volume to ‘Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog'. Rolph, B28

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THOMAS (Dylan). A film script of Twenty years A-growing. From the story by Maurice O'Sullivan. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1964. Post 8vo; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; light brown boards, ruled silver across, lettered silver across and down, spine. Fine copy in price-clipped dust-wrapper.



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THOMAS (Edward). Oxford. Painted By John Fulleylove R.I. Described by Edward Thomas. Published by A. & C. Black, November 1903. Double f'cap 8vo; frontispiece and fifty-nine plates in full colour, all with printed thin-paper guards; title-page printed in red and black; pp.xii+[266]; bright blue rough buckram, ruled black, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; t.e.g., fore-edges rough trimmed. Two small holes in cloth over front joint; end-papers foxed, with offsetting onto facing pages; otherwise a very nice copy.



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THOMAS (Edward). Light and Twilight. Duckworth & Co., 3 Henrietta Street, W.C., 1911. F'cap 8vo; imprint leaf at end; light grey-green rough buckram, blocked with publisher's initial device black on back cover, ruled and lettered black on front cover, lettered black on spine; end-papers printed pictorially brown with designs by Will G. Mein. Spine very slightly faded; otherwise a fine copy.

A later binding.

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THOMAS (Edward). Keats. T.C. & E.C. Jack, 67 Long Acre, W.C., and Edinburgh, N.D. [1914]. F'cap 8vo; wood engraved portrait frontispiece on verso of half-title; 2pp. integral advertisements at end dated October 1914; green cloth blocked and lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered black up spine. Nice copy.

Issued as volume 126 of The People's Books. The printer's imprint at the end of the volume bears the subscription ‘7/14 850' (?July 1914 850 copies). The first issue.

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THOMAS (Edward). Autumn Thoughts. The Tragara Press, Edinburgh, 1975. One gathering f'cap 8vo, blue hand-made paper, sewn into plain text-paper wrappers, Cockerell paper self-wrappers with buff paper label printed in black on front wrapper; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; colophon leaf followed by blank at end; fore- and lower- edges uncut; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

One of a total edition limited to ninety copies. Set and printed by hand. A piece from the September 1902 issue of ‘The Atlantic Monthly', here first re-printed.

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THOMAS (H. Elwyn). Where Eden's tongue is Spoken still. London: H.R. Allenson, 1 & 2 Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row, E.C.; Newport, Mon: George Bell, 53 Commercial Street, N.D. [1904]. Pp.[viii]+200; printer's imprint on recto of back end-paper; bevelled black coarse buckram, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on spine; a.e. uncut; text-paper end-papers. Fine copy.

Printed on thick cream-toned paper in Newport, Mon. Stories of Welsh life. Brynmor Jones, A1330

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THOMPSON (Edward). Lament for Adonis. Ernest Benn Limited, 1932. Two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; black cloth lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy.



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THOMPSON (Francis). Shelley. With an Introduction By the Rt Honble George Wyndham. Burns & Oates, 1909. Final blank; Japon vellum boards blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Spine a trifle darkened; very slight dusting of boards; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed on hand-made paper. The final gathering (Index) is on a different stock.

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THOMSON (James, ‘B.V.'). Walt Whitman The man and the poet. With an introduction by Bertram Dobell. Published by the Editor, 7 Charing Cross Road, 1910. 4pp. integral advertisements followed by blank at end; grey wrappers printed black up spine and on front wrapper; a.e. uncut. Spine and adjacent edges of wrappers very slightly embrowned; half-title and title very lightly foxed; otherwise an extremely fine copy. Scarce thus.



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THURBER (James). The Thurber Carnival Written and Illustrated By James Thurber. Hamish Hamilton, 1945. Greenish fawn cloth blocked and lettered in red on spine and front cover. Spine slightly faded, and cloth slightly embrowned at edges of covers; otherwise a generally nice copy in frayed and slightly dusty dust-wrapper.



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TODD (Ruthven). Tracks In the snow. Studies in English science and art. The Grey Walls Press, 1946. Frontispiece and twenty-three double-sided plates; final blank; cerise cloth panelled light blue, ruled and lettered gilt, down spine; fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed. Enamel very slightly rubbed on spine; otherwise a fine copy in slightly browned dust-wrapper.



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TOLSTOY (Alexei). Imperial Majesty. Translated by H. Chrouschoff Matheson. Elkin Mathews & Marrot, Ltd., 54 Bloomsbury Street, 1932. Bright blue buckram blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Edges very lightly foxed, otherwise a fine copy in badly chipped dust-wrapper.



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TOLSTOY (Leo). The First Step: An essay on the morals of diet Translated by Aylmer Maude With an introduction by William E.A. Axon. Manchester: The Vegetarian Society, 1902. Blank before half-title; Free Age Press advertisements on verso of last leaf of text; final blank; pp.60; rich brown wrappers printed in black (back wrapper bearing Grant Richards' advertisements); wire-stabbed. Slight wear to head and tail of spine; otherwise a near fine copy. Scarce.

Issued at Sixpence Net.

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TOLSTOY (Leo). Bethink Yourselves! Translated by V. Tchertkoff and I.F.M. Ancoats Brotherhood, 78, Canning Street, Manchester, 1904. F'cap 8vo, 48pp., sewn as a single gathering; fawn wrappers printed in black. Wrappers darkened at spine; otherwise a very nice copy.

The first separate publication of a letter written by Tolstoy to "The Times".

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TOLSTOY (Leo). "A Great Iniquity." Translated by V. Tchertkoff and I.F.M. Ancoats Brotherhood, 78, Canning Street, Manchester, 1906. F'cap 8vo, 24pp., sewn as a single gathering; blue grey wrappers printed in dark blue. Wrappers split at spine and a little rubbed, and embrowned at edges; fine internally.

The first separate publication of a letter written by Tolstoy to "The Times".

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TOLSTOY (Leo). The end of the age (On the approaching revolution) Preceded by The crisis in Russia. Translated by V. Tchertkoff And I.F. Mayo With a note by the latter. William Heinemann, 1906. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; greenish drab boards lettered dark red on front cover and spine. Backstrip badly defective; first and last two leaves, and edges, slightly foxed; otherwise nice.



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TOMLINSON (H.M.). The sea And the jungle. Duckworth & Co., 1912. Blank before half-title; frontispiece with tissue guard; imprint leaf at end, followed by 20pp. publisher's catalogue; green linen, blocked blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g. Small gouge in gilt of top-edges; a little scattered foxing; small original binding fault affecting front end-papers; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's first book.

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TOMLINSON (H.M.). Cote d'or. Faber & Faber, 1929. Blank before half-title; green self-wrappers printed black, over thin boards. Wrappers faded at spine and one top edge; otherwise a fine unopened copy.

Issued as No. 2 of the Criterion Miscellany.

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TOMLINSON (H.M.). Norman Douglas. London, Chatto & Windus, 1931. Sm.cr.8vo; 4pp.text-paper advertisements at end; pp.[iv]+63+[i (printer's imprint)]+[iv]cream linen-textured boards printed in dark red. Fine copy in minutely chipped dust-wrapper darkened a little on spine.

Norah Smallwood's copy with her earlier signature ‘Norah Walfords' and the pencilled date ‘1937' on the front end-paper. Norah Smallwood was later to become a director of Chatto & Windus.

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TOMLINSON (H.M.). The wind is rising. London, Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., St. Paul's House, Warwick Square, E.C. 4, [November,] 1941. Sm.cr.8vo; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘*' on recto precedes half-title; blank at end; [2]+vi+234+[ii]; light sky-blue fine buckram, lettered black on spine. Spine damp-mottled and covers lightly damp-spotted; otherwise a fine copy in chipped and used dust-wrapper by J. Morton Sale. As a reading copy.

The author's war diary and vision of the future world.

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TOMLINSON (H.M.). Morning light: The islanders in the Days of oak and hemp. London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited, October 1946. Extra cr.8vo; pp.304; light greenish-grey cloth, lettered blue on front cover, ruled, blocked with publisher's monogram, and lettered, blue, on spine. Virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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TOMLINSON (H.M.). Morning light: The islanders in the Days of oak and hemp. London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited, October 1946. Extra cr.8vo; pp.304;light greenish-grey cloth, lettered blue on front cover, ruled, blocked with publisher's monogram, and lettered, blue, on spine. Spine slightly faded, otherwise a nice copy in tattered remains of dust-wrapper.



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TOMLINSON (H.M.). Morning light: The islanders in the Days of oak and hemp. London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited, October 1946. Extra cr.8vo; pp.304; light greenish-grey cloth, lettered blue on front cover, ruled, blocked with publisher's monogram, and lettered, blue, on spine. Spine faded, otherwise a nice copy.



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TOMLINSON (H.M.). The Haunted Forest. Illustrated by Christopher Chamberlain. Hodder & Stoughton, 1951. Wide cr.8vo; title vignette, and ten full page illustrations on text paper; grass green textured boards blocked black on front cover, lettered black down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Juvenile.

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TONKS (Rosemary). Businessmen As lovers. The Bodley Head, 1969. Lge.cr.8vo; final blank; fine weave effect orange boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper stained a little on back panel.

The board grain has been noted as on this occasion it is an unusually good imitation of cloth.

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TOYNBEE (Arnold) and TOYNBEE (Philip). Comparing notes: A Dialogue Across A Generation. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 20 New Bond street, 1963. Double demy 16mo; very dark brown boards, lettered gilt up spine; t.e. cerise. Spine very slightly bruised; otherwise a fine copy in slightly torn and frayed dust-wrapper.

Review copy with the publisher's review slip, giving the publication date as March 29th, 1963, loosely laid in.

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TRACY (Louis). The Pillar of light. Illustrations by T. Peddie. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1905. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; dark green linen flecked light green, blocked and lettered gilt, ruled and blocked blind, on front cover and spine, full-colour printed paper onlay recessed on front cover. Slight general wear to covers; some foxing and slight dusting; a good copy only.

The plates illustrate pp.47, 91, 108, 145, 169, 236, and 263, and in this copy are bound in at those points. The text for this edition was revised by M.P. Shiel. included under SHIEL - v. S.F. & Fantasy section].

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TRAVEN (B., i.e. Traven Torsvan Croves). The Carreta. Chatto & Windus, April 1935. Frontispiece printed in sepia; imprint leaf at end; light green cloth blocked and lettered white on spine; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Covers marked; front end-papers renewed, back free end-paper lacking; fore-edges stained; a little light dusting and marking in text; an excellent reading copy.

The first edition in English of a title originally published in German. The translation is by Basil Creighton.

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TRAVEN (B., i.e. Traven Torsvan Croves). Government. Chatto & Windus, 1935. Dark-flecked-light salmon cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. red, lower-edges uncut. Spine slightly faded; otherwise a very nice copy.

The first edition in English of a title originally published in German. The translation is by Basil Creighton.

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TRAVEN (B., i.e. Traven Torsvan Croves). The Death ship. The Story of an American Sailor. Jonathan Cape, 1940. Pp.388; pale greyish fawn cloth, blocked and lettered dark blue on spine. Minor faults, but in general a very nice copy.

The novel was written in English, but first published in a German translation, and the first English and American editions were translations from this; the present edition represents the first appearance of the author's original English text.

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TRAVEN (B., i.e. Traven Torsvan Croves). The rebellion Of the hanged. Translated by Charles Duff. Robert Hale Limited, 18 Bedford Square, N.D. [1952]. Black cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy.



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TRAVEN (B., i.e. Traven Torsvan Croves). The Creation of the Sun and the Moon. Illustrated by Alberto Beltran. Frederick Muller, 1971. Sm.double f'cap 8vo; frontispiece on verso of half-title, and numerous illustrations on text-paper; printed throughout in black and brown; dark blue boards blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt down spine; rich brown end-papers. Fine copy in minutely nicked dust-wrapper.



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TRAVERS (Ben). Hyde side up. John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, 1933. Double cr.16mo, signed in fours and twelves; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; orange cloth, ruled blind, black, and green, on sides, lettered black on front cover and spine. Very slight foxing of edges; otherwise an extremely fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Late issue, the dust-wrapper bearing the printed price ‘2/6', and in the standard binding style of ‘Lane's 2/6 Fiction'.

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TRAVERS (Graham (Margaret [G.] Todd, M.D.)). Growth: A novel. London, Archibald Constable And Company, Ltd., 1906. Blank before half-title, blank at end; cancel title-page tipped on to a stub; pp.[xii]+418+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed olive green cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Scattered foxing, mostly of edges and margins; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. We suspect the title-page was cancelled in order to record the fact on the verso that the book had been copyrighted in the U.S.A. by Margaret Todd.

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TREECE (Henry). Dylan Thomas: ‘Dog among the Fairies'. Lindsay Drummond Ltd., 1949. Red cloth lettered gilt up spine, blocked gilt on front cover. Fine copy in slightly faded dust-wrapper.



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TRELAWNY (Edward John). Letters of Edward John Trelawny Edited with a brief Introduction and Notes by H. Buxton Forman C.B. Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, London, Edinburgh, New York, Toronto and Melbourne, 1910. Demy 8vo; frontispiece and one photogravure plate in sepia, two illustrations by William Bell Scott (one etched by him, and one by Arthur Evershed), and one collotype facsimile of a drawing by Trelawny's daughter, all with tissue guards; one large folding facsimile of Trelawny's holograph; final blank; pp.xxiv+306+[ii]; cobalt blue buckram lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Boards lightly damp-spotted on sides, and slight foxing to uncut edges; otherwise a fine copy in the original printed dust-wrapper.

Includes letters to Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Jane Lady Shelley, Claire Claremont, the editor, Leigh and John Hunt, William Michael Rossetti, Joseph Severn, etc. In this copy at l.5 on p.50 the second ‘n' in ‘unshaken' is broken: in another copy we have handled, it was not. The following typographical flaws noted in this copy have been present in every copy seen: p.13, note, col.2, l.3, hyphen lacking at end; p.25, l.13, ‘e' of ‘me' broken; p.71, l.13, enlarged full-stop after ‘night'; p.118, note, col.1, l.31, ‘a' in ‘heartily' slightly raised; p.122, l.19, ‘g' of ‘give' broken; p.128, l.6, ‘o' in second ‘done' broken; p.139, penultimate line, ‘s' broken and ‘a' printed too heavily in ‘notwithstanding'; p.149, last line, second ‘a' in ‘Mavrocordato' printed too heavily; p.160, note, col.2, last line, ‘e' of ‘love' lacking; p.170, l.26, ‘f' of ‘of' broken; p.175, l.7, ‘t' at start of line so faintly printed as to all intents and purposes to be lacking; p.216, l.7, ‘h' in ‘he' battered; p.220, l.10, ‘A' of ‘Allegra' broken; p.232, last line of note, ‘9' raised; p.275, penultimate line of text, dot lacking to ‘i' of ‘in'.

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TROCCHI (Alexander). Cain's Book. John Calder, 1963. Double lge.post 16mo; two blanks at end; red boards blocked and lettered old silver down spine. Fine copy in chipped dust-wrapper.

First English edition.

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[TROCCHI (Alexander).]. The girl On the motorcycle [by] Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues. Translated by Alexandre Trocchi. Calder and Boyars, 1966. Lge.post 8vo; light grey boards ruled and lettered down spine gilt. Small rubber ownership stamp on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

First edition in English. Originally published in France in 1963.

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