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.

TRUSCOTT (L. Parry). As a Tree Falls. London, T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, 1903. Narrow f'cap 8vo; blank and advertisement leaf precede half/series title; tipped in advertisement leaf and conjugate imprint leaf at end, on text paper; unbleached glazed linen, blocked with publisher's monogram device dark blue on back cover, ruled dark blue on sides and spine, lettered dark blue on front cover and up spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed. Nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed presentation inscription: "Louie [‘Drayton' supplied in pencil in another hand] / from / Louis Parry Truscott. / April 1903." on the front end-paper. Issued as volume 53 of Unwin's ‘The Pseudonym Library', this being the last volume listed as available on the advertisement leaf, though ‘A ne'er-do-weel' by Valentine Caryl is advertised as "The next Volume". Not in Wolff; Sadleir who gives a series listing only, under 3655, was under the impression that series ended with volume 52, and evidently lacked this volume though he had fifty of the titles that he knew about. The cloth issue, published at 2/-; also issued in wrappers at 1/6. In view of the inscription, and the fact that the book is dedicated to ‘Kate Parry, Dear cousin . . .', it is evident that the series title was by this stage a misnomer.

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TRUSCOTT (L. Parry). As a Tree Falls. London, T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, 1903. Narrow f'cap 8vo; blank and advertisement leaf precede half/series title; tipped in advertisement leaf and conjugate imprint leaf at end, on text paper; pp.192+[iv]; unbleached glazed linen, blocked with publisher's monogram device dark blue on back cover, ruled dark blue on sides and spine, lettered dark blue on front cover and up spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed. Extremely fine copy.

The publisher's own copy, with his armorial bookplate on the front paste-down. Issued as volume 53 of Unwin's ‘The Pseudonym Library', this being the last volume listed as available on the advertisement leaf, though ‘A ne'er-do-weel' by Valentine Caryl is advertised as "The next Volume". Not in Wolff; Sadleir who gives a series listing only, under 3655, was under the impression that series ended with volume 52, and evidently lacked this volume though he had fifty of the titles that he knew about. The cloth issue, published at 2/-; also issued in wrappers at 1/6.

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TUOHY (Frank). The ice saints. Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1964. Blank and leaf bearing blurb on recto, advertisement on verso, precede title-page; half-title not called for; final blank; light blue boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine.

The author's third novel, and fourth book.

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TURNER (W.J.). Fables, parables And plots: Revolutionary Stories for the Young and Old. London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, Ltd., 14, 15 & 16 Bedford Street, W.C.2, 1943. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.120; pale lime green cloth lettered black up and on spine. Faint crease in back end-paper and last page of text; otherwise a fine copy in slightly nicked dust-wrapper. Scarce.



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TUTUOLA (Amos). The Palm-wine drinkard And his dead Palm-Wine Tapster In the Deads' Town. Faber and Faber Ltd, 24 Russell Square, London, 1952. Extra cr.8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.125+[iii]; tangerine fine-weave cloth blocked and lettered dark greenish-grey, lettered tangerine through dark greenish-grey, on spine; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Very nice copy in frayed and slightly torn dust-wrapper.

The author's scarce first book, and key title.

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TUTUOLA (Amos). My Life in The Bush of Ghosts. With a foreword By The Rev. Geoffrey Parrinder, D.D., Ph.D., Lecturer at University College, Ibadan, Nigeria. Faber and Faber, 1954. Blank before half-title, final blank; red cloth, ruled, lettered, and panelled silver, lettered red through silver, on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The second novel by the author of ‘The Palm Wine Drinkard'.

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TWAIN (Mark [i.e., Samuel Langhorne Clemens].). Christian science: With notes containing Corrections to date. Illustrated. London and New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1907. Extra cr.8vo; half-title not called for; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and two plates; pp.[vi]+362; red linen, blocked gilt on front cover, blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Very slight fading of spine, but a virtually fine copy.

First edition, English issue: printed (and probably bound) in the U.S.A. Blanck, 3497, refers, but gives no details of the English issue. The present copy, despite the English imprint, has all the first issue points mentioned by Blanck for the American edition: ‘Published February, 1907' and a boxed advertisement listing seventeen titles in the Uniform Edition and six titles under the heading ‘Other Books by Mark Twain' on the verso of the title leaf; the list of Illustrations on p.[iii] is set on eight lines; and the frontispiece is in the first state, bearing the date ‘[1906]' in the caption. The English issue of this title is distinctly scarce, the importation probably having been quite small.

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TWAIN (Mark [i.e., Samuel Langhorne Clemens].). The autobiography of Mark Twain Including chapters now published For the first time. As arranged and edited With an introduction and notes By Charles Neider. 1960, Chatto & Windus, London. Double demy 16mo; pp.[xxviii]+388; eight double-sided half-tone plates; reddish brown cloth lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in nicked dust-wrapper.

Includes some 40,000 words hitherto unpublished. Some of the photographs are also here first printed.

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TWAIN (Mark [i.e., Samuel Langhorne Clemens].). Mark Twain's Letters from Hawaii. Edited and with an Introduction By A. Grove Day. 1967 Chatto & Windus London. Double demy 16mo; final blank; pp.[x]+298+[ii]; light blue cloth-textured boards lettered gilt down and on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The first complete edition, a selection having been issued in book form in 1927.

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UNTERMEYER (Louis). Moses. Chapman and Hall Ld, 1929. Final blank; lilac buckram ruled violet on front cover, blocked, ruled, and lettered violet on spine. Fine copy in chipped and torn dust-wrapper.

The English issue, printed in America. The author's first novel.

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UNTERMEYER (Louis). Play in poetry: The Henry Ward Beecher lectures Delivered at Amherst College October 1937. Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1938. Lge.post 8vo; half-title not called for; advertisement/bibliographical check-list leaf at end; dark greenish-grey linen lettered silver down spine; t.e. cerise. Some staining of end-papers, apparently due to paste action; otherwise fine in frayed and slightly chipped and embrowned dust-wrapper.

The fourth chapter includes a previously unpublished poem by Robert Frost.

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UPDIKE (John). The centaur. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1963. Blank and advertisement leaf precede half-title; colophon leaf followed by two blanks at end; quarter black cloth, grey boards, blocked and lettered silver on spine and front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. red, pale cream end-papers. Minor faults, but in general a nice copy in slightly used dust-wrapper.

The dust-wrapper bears the printed date 2/63.

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UPDIKE (John). Couples. Andre Deutsch, 1968. Green boards, ruled, lettered, and blocked, gilt on spine. Very nice copy in slightly torn dust-wrapper.

First English edition.

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UPDIKE (John). Trust Me. Stories. Andre Deutsch, 1987. Med.8vo format, perfect bound; biographical note on final page; pp.[vi]+249+[i]; light sky-blue cloth-textured boards, down-lettered, blocked with publisher's device, and lettered, gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Review copy, giving the date of publication as 17 September 1987 loosely laid in.

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UPWARD (Edward). The rotten elements. A Novel of Fact. Heinemann: London, 1969. Extra double cr.16mo; advertisement leaf at end, verso blank; pp.[vi]+[216]+[ii]; blackish brown cloth-textured boards, ruled and blocked and lettered down and on spine. Virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The sequel to In the Thirties.

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[USTINOV (P)]. Denis de Rougement. Vivre En Amerique. 1947, Editions Stock, Delamain et Bouteleau, 6, rue Casimir Delavigne, Paris. Imprint leaf followed by blank at end; cream wrappers printed in blue, black, and brown; a.e. uncut. Slight wear to wrappers; poor quality paper, variably embrowned; otherwise a nice copy.

Peter Ustinov's copy, with his signature on the front wrapper.

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[USTINOV (Peter).]. Memoirs [of] Alexander Benois. Translated by Moura Budberg. 1960, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; four double-sided plates; final blank; pp.286+[ii]; dull light blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Includes a six page Preface by Peter Ustinov: Benois, famous as a creator of ballet décors, friend of Diaghilev, Prokofiev, Fokine, Stravinski, Stanislavski, Karsavina, Chagall, etc., was Ustinov's great uncle.

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VACHEL (Horace Annesley). John Verney. London, John Murray, Albemarle Street, W., 1911. 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+338+[vi]; dull blue rough buckram, blocked white on front cover and spine, lettered with short rule white on front cover, gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Slight wear to cloth of head-band, and white blocking on spine somewhat rubbed; slight foxing of prelims.; otherwise a nice copy.



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VALÉRY (Paul, de l'académie Française). An evening with Monsieur Teste. Translated by Merton Gould. Besant & Co. Ltd., 21 Orange Street, W.C.2, 1936. Sm.cr.8vo in half sheets; pp.[56]; linen-grain black cloth lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; t.e. burnished black, Fine copy in very slightly marked dust-wrapper.

Includes a two page letter (in French) dated ‘Paris, le 10 mai 1936' from Valéry to Gould regarding the translation. First edition in English.

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VAN DER POST (Laurens). The Heart of The Hunter. With drawings by Maurice Wilson. 1961, The Hogarth Press. Numerous illustrations on text-paper; crimson cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Small tape marks on end-papers; otherwise a nice copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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VAN DER POST (Laurens). Man and the Shadow. Introduction by Dr James L Henderson. 1st November 1971. 23rd Conway Memorial Lecture. South Place Ethical Society, Conway Hall 25 Red Lion Square, 1971. Demy 8vo, one gathering, wire stitched; dark red wrappers printed on front wrapper in black. Lateral fold; otherwise a very good copy.



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VAN DER POST (Laurens). A Far-off place. 1974, The Hogarth Press. Double lge.post 16mo; light blue boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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VAN DORE (Wade). Richard Eberhart, Poet Of life In death. American Studies Press, Tampa, Florida, 1982. Med.8vo; half-title not called for; one illustration on text-paper; pp.iv+[ii]+10; wire-stitched into orange card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

Includes an Introduction by William A. Sutton, Emeritus Professor of English, Ball State University. A poet and essayist in his own right, van Dore was for many years companion to Robert Frost.

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VAN DOREN (Mark). The autobiography. Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1958. Double demy 16mo; blank before half-title, blank at end; lavender cloth blocked blind on front cover, blocked blind, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. orange; textured blue end-papers. Slight fading of cloth at spine and edges, otherwise a fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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VAN DYKE (Henry). The Lost Boy. Illustrated. Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1914. Two blanks before half-title, two at end; frontispiece and one plate in full colour, one in half-tone, all tipped onto blank leaves and with tissue guards printed in red; green patterned sand grain cloth blocked pictorially blind and differentially-impressed gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; white end-papers printed pictorially in green. Small nick in upper edges of covers, gilt dull on spine; otherwise a very nice copy.

The pictorial blocking on the front cover, which is in fine state, has been cleverly arranged to produce a three dimensional effect that varies with the angle of the light.

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VANSITTART (Peter). Vladivostok. Covent Garden Press Ltd 1972. 40pp. cr.4to, wire-stitched as a single gathering; blank before half-title, blank at end; yellow wrappers , cut flush, printed red on front and back, in cerise on inside wrappers. Fine copy.

One of an issue limited to 100 copies numbered and signed by the author.

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VAN VECHTEN (Carl). Peter Whiffle: His Life and Works. A Novel. Grant Richards Ltd., 1923. Final blank; cream coarse buckram ruled and lettered black on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. Front cover slightly spotted; end-papers, facing leaves, and edges a little foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

First English edition. Published in America in 1922. The author's first novel.

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VERCORS [i.e., Jean Bruller]. Le silence De la mer. Londres, Les Cahiers du Silence, Juin 1943. Double f'cap 8vo; series title, and series introduction (three leaves), precede title-page; half-title not called for; imprint leaf at end; wire-stabbed, and glued into cream wrappers printed red and blue on front wrapper, blue on back wrapper and up spine; wrappers cut flush. Staples a little rusty; otherwise a fine copy.

Preceded by a small clandestine edition published in ocupied France in 1942.

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VIDAL (Gore). Myra Breckinridge. Anthony Blond, 1968. Double demy 16mo; final blank; black boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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[VON ARNIM (The Countess Elizabeth)]. The Benefactress. By the author of ‘Elizabeth and her German Garden'. London, Macmillan and Co., Limited; New York: The Macmillan Company, 1901. All rights reserved. Extra cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; pp.[iv]+418+[ii]; mottled light greeny-blue fine linen lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Inscriptions on end-papers; another removed from upper margin of half-title, leaving slight thinning; two or three fox-spots on edges; otherwise a nice copy of a difficult title.



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[VON ARNIM (The Countess Elizabeth).]. The caravaners. By the author of "Elizabeth and her German garden". London, Smith, Elder & Co., 15, Waterloo Place, 1909. Extra cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[iv]+350+[ii]; light sage green linen, blocked and lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine. Front end-papers and prelims. very lightly foxed; otherwise a virtually fine copy.



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[VON ARNIM (The Countess Elizabeth).]. Introduction to Sally. By the author of "Elizabeth and her German garden". Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin's Street, London, 1926. Extra cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[iv]+325+[i (blank)]+[ii]; light sage green rough buckram, blocked and lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine. Cloth of spine faded and front cover just a trifle marked; otherwise a nice copy.



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[VON ARNIM (The Countess Elizabeth).]. Father. By the author of "Elizabeth and her German garden". Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin's Street, London, 1931. Double extra cr.16mo; pp.[iv]+380; sage green rough buckram, blocked and lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine. Cover a trifle damp-spotted on sides; otherwise a nice copy.



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VOYNICH (E.L.). Jack Raymond. London, William Heinemann, 1901. Pp.[iv]+300; 32pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end; dark grey-green linen flecked and vertically streaked light grey-green, blocked with publisher's initials device blind on back cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. A virtually fine copy.

The second novel by the author of ‘The Gadfly'.

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VOYNICH (E.L.). Olive Latham. William Heinemann, 1904. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[iv]+286+[ii]; mottled vertically streaked bluish lilac very fine rough effect buckram, blocked with publisher's circular monogram blind on back cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Gilt a trifle dulled; library label removed from lower portion of front cover; a little scattered light foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

In our experience a scarce title.

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VOYNICH (E.L.). The gadfly. Grosset & Dunlap, Publishers, New York, N.D. [c.1936]. Double cr.16mo; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; yellow-green fine vertically dotted line ribbed cloth, blocked and lettered dark red on front cover and spine; t.e. blue. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Reprint of Voynich's most famous book, first published in 1897. A presentation copy, bearing the author's signed holograph inscription dated April '36 on the front end-paper.

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VULLIAMY (C.E.). Little Arthur's guide To humbug. Introduction by C. Northcote Parkinson. Michael Joseph, 1960. Lge.16mo; final blank; maroon boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly marked dust-wrapper.

Fiction.

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WADDELL (Helen). The desert fathers. Translations from the Latin with an Introduction by Helen Waddell. Constable & Co Ltd, 1936. Tall cr.8vo; illustrated title-page printed in dark sepia; pp.[x]+312; bright blue buckram lettered gilt on spine; t.e. light blue. Fine in dust-wrapper.

The author's own copy, with her characteristic brief holograph note on the upper corner of the front end-paper: "O.K. / June 9. 1936."

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WAIN (John). Preliminary essays. Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1957. Final blank; red buckram lettered gilt within gilt outlined panel down spine. Fine copy.

Presentation copy, bearing the author's signed contemporary inscription on the front end-paper. Losely enclosed also is an envelope addressed in the author's hand, and bearing on the verso his signature and address.

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WAIN (John). The young visitors. Macmillan, 1965. Double cr.16mo; grey boards lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly creased dust-wrapper.



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WAIN (John). The Smaller Sky. Macmillan, 1967. Double lge.post 16mo; blank before half-title; three blanks at end, the last serving as pastedown; charcoal boards lettered white on front cover and spine. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.

The dust-wrapper, which counterfeits (in suitably enlarged form) a punched British Rail ticket, is printed on both sides.

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WAIN (John). A Winter In the Hills. Macmillan, 1970. Demy 8vo; light green card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black on front cover and spine; made up without end-papers. Light creasing of back cover and last few leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

Uncorrected Proof Copy on profing paper.

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WALEY (Arthur). The lady Who loved insects: Translated from the Japanese By Arthur Waley. Drypoints by Hermine David. The Blackamore Press, 1929. Blank and limitation leaf before half-title page; two blanks at end; frontispiece, and three illustrations on text-paper; full bevelled green silk lettered gilt on spine, lettered gilt within gilt ruled box on front cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Edges of covers slightly rubbed, but a virtually fine copy in slightly scuffed slip-case.

One of only fifty numbered copies printed on hand-made paper, specially bound, and signed by Waley. C.W. Beaumont's copy, with a presentation inscription to him (not from Waley) on the front end-paper. Johns A18 (n., p.55).

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[WALEY (Arthur).]. Francis A. Johns: A bibliography of Arthur Waley. London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1968. Sm.demy 8vo; half-tone portrait frontispiece; one facsimile in text; publisher's addresses world-wide on last page; pp.[xii]+187+[i]; dark green cloth, blocked, lettered, and down-lettered silver on spine; t.e. green. Fine copy in frayed and slightly stained dust-wrapper.

With the signature ‘Alison Waley' on the front end-paper. One of an edition limited to 600 copies for sale. Contains a different portrait from the American edition.

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WALFORD (L.B.). Recollections Of a Scottish Novelist. London, Williams and Norgate, 14 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, W.C., 1910. Med.8vo; half-tone portrait frontispiece and two plates in sepia, mounted on a captioned leaf of drab-olive paper, with tissue guard; five other plates, all printed in sepia; integral leaf of Longmans, Green & Co. advertisements, followed by a blank at end; mottled light green rough buckram, ruled blind on sides, blocked with publisher's monogram and motto within ruled circle, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Slight fading of spine, label removed from front pastedown leaving some scuffing, and front free end-paper removed; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

A delightful book containing much interesting information, by a woman novelist once ranked with Hardy. There is no list of plates but the mounted plates are bound in to face pp.12 and 238; the others to face pp.52, 114, 150, 222, and 234.

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WALLER (Mary E.). The wood-carver Of 'lympus. Fourth impression. London: Andrew Melrose, 3 York Street, Covent Garden, 1909. All Rights of Translation Reserved. Sm.cr.8vo; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+307+[i (printer's imprint)]+[iv]; quarter leaf-green buckram lettered in gilt, real wood-veneer sides, embossed and lettered blind, lettered brownish-white, on front cover; lower-edges uncut. Slight shelf-wear to edges of boards, and some foxing of edges, but a very nice copy nonetheless, the very delicate wood-veneer of the sides entirely unrubbed and in a remarkable state of preservation.

Published in December 1909: the first English impression appeared in September. The book was originally published in America in 1904, and by 1909 was there in its twenty-fifth impression. The earliest use of wood-veneer in binding that we can remember having seen - made especially unusual in this case by its combination with enamel and embossing. An unusual effort from Melrose, a publisher one does not usually associate with innovation (or interest) in design.

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WALPOLE (Horace). Some unpublished Letters. Edited by Sir Spencer Walpole. With two photogravure Portraits. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1902. Portrait frontispiece and one plate, with tissue guards; final blank; blue cloth lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; pp.[viii]+[114]+[ii]. Spine very slightly faded and front board a trifle flexion-creased; half-title and frontispiece foxed, end-papers very slightly so; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Letters written, for the most part, to his cousin, Thomas Walpole.

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WALPOLE (Hugh). Mr Perrin and Mr Traill: A Tragi-Comedy. Mills & Boon, Limited, 49 Rupert Street, 1911. Publisher's 32pp. catalogue at end (listing books "to be published during the Summer and Autumn of 1910" as well as earlier titles); dark red fine beaded linen grain cloth lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's monogram black on back cover; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Slight foxing of edges; short tear affecting blank upper inner margins of first gathering, possibly resulting from an original binding fault; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce title

Presentation copy, inscribed on the front end-paper in Walpole's holograph: "To Jacques [?Raverat] / from / the Author. / June 7th"

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WALPOLE (Hugh). Mr Perrin and Mr Traill: A Tragi-Comedy. Mills & Boon, Limited, 49 Rupert Street, 1911. Publisher's 32pp. catalogue at end (listing books "to be published during the Summer and Autumn of 1910" as well as earlier titles); dark red fine beaded linen grain cloth lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's monogram black on back cover; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Slight foxing of edges; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.



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WALPOLE (Hugh). The Golden Scarecrow. With a Frontispiece by Noel Harold. Cassell and Company, Ltd, 1915. Frontispiece in full colour; marina blue fine bead linen grain cloth, blocked gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Gilt oxydised on spine, and covers a little dull; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.



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WALPOLE (Hugh). The Dark forest. Martin Secker, Number five John Street, Adelphi, January 1916. 3pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[317]+[iii]; scarlet fine linen grain cloth, ruled blind, lettered whitish grey, on front cover and spine; t.e. red, others rough trimmed. Enamel a little dull on spine, and neat restoration to cloth at headband; otherwise a nice copy. A scarce title.

According to Fabes, ‘Points', Second Series, the first issue is bound in black buckram lettered on front cover and spine in red; the second issue is bound in bright red buckram with whitish grey lettering and red top-edges. If Fabes's use of the word ‘buckram' is correct, the present copy, in a rather thin cheap cloth that is definitely not a buckram, must represent an unrecorded third issue binding. (The second impression, published in April 1916, two months after the first, and designated as such on both dust-wrapper and the verso of the title-page, was issued in a black cloth similar to that of the present copy.)

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WALPOLE (Hugh). The captives: A novel in four parts. Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin's Street, London, 1920. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.xii+470+2; vertically ribbed green cloth, blocked and lettered blind on front cover, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine. Very slight wear to cloth at extreme head and tail of spine; very slight foxing of edges; otherwise a very nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription on the front end-paper. Dedicated to Arnold Bennett.

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WALPOLE (Hugh). Reading: Being one of a series of essays Edited by J.B. Priestley And entitled These Diversions. Jarrolds publishers London Limited, 34, Paternoster Row, 1926. F'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; portrait frontispiece, in colour; brown glazed cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Nice copy.



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WALPOLE (Hugh). Wintersmoon: Passages in the lives of two sisters Janet and Rosalind Grandison. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1928. Med.8vo; limitation leaf precedes half-title; title-page printed in red and black; quarter fawn fine rough buckram, mottled blue fine linen textured boards, cream spine label printed in blue; a.e. uncut; blue and white headband; mottled blue fine linen textured end-papers. Top-edges very lightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 175 copies on large fine hand-made paper, printed in March 1928, this copy being signed by the author.

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WALPOLE (Hugh). Wintersmoon: Passages in the lives of two sisters Janet and Rosalind Grandison. Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin's Street, London, 1928. Cr.8vo; pp.xii+620; vertically fine-ribbed green cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Very slight silver-fish damage to gutter of front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper with single short tear on fold of back flap.



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WALPOLE (Hugh). Hans Frost. A novel. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1929. Med.8vo; blank and limitation leaf precede half-title; title-page printed in red and black; quarter fawn buckram, blue board sides, cream paper spine label printed in blue; uncut edges; blue end-papers. Fine unopened copy in frayed dust-wrapper darkened on spine.

One of 175 large paper copies, this copy signed by the author.

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WALPOLE (Hugh). Hans Frost. A novel. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1929. Double cr.16mo8vo; blank precedes half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; vertically ribbed yellow-green cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper with two short closed tears.



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WALPOLE (Hugh). Judith Paris: A novel. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1931. Med.8vo; inset blank, and limitation leaf precede half-title; title-page printed in red and black; very large folding genealogy, on text paper, printed in red and black, followed by large folding map, on cream paper, printed in green and black, and integral blank, at end; quarter fawn fine rough buckram, blue board sides, white paper label printed in dark blue; blue and white headband; a.e. uncut; end-papers faced blue; spare label tipped in at end. Some wear to edges of boards, and label slightly darkened (apparently by paste action); otherwise a very nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 350 copies on fine large paper printed in August 1931, this copy being signed by Walpole.

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WALPOLE (Hugh). Captain Nicholas: A modern comedy. Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin's Street, London, 1934. Extra demy 8vo; single inset limitation leaf precedes half-title; title-page printed in red and black; pp.[ii]+[x]+469+[i (blank)]; quarter Holland, faintly textured blue-green boards, paper spine label. Spine label stained; slight wear to edges and corners of boards; a few leaves opened a little roughly; otherwise a nice copy.

One of an issue limited to 275 copies on large paper printed in September 1934, this copy being signed by the author.

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WALPOLE (Hugh). Captain Nicholas: A modern comedy. Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin's Street, London, 1934. Double cr.16mo; title-page printed in red and black; pp.[x]+469+[i (blank)]; vertically ribbed green cloth, blocked and lettered blind on front cover, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine. Edges, half-title, and one opening slightly foxed; otherwise a virtually fine copy, in slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.



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WALPOLE (Hugh). John Cornelius: His life and adventures. Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin's Street, 1937. Double cr.16mo; title-page printed in red and black; red ‘Sundour' cloth, blocked and lettered black on spine; pale buff end-papers. Near fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

This second issue, trimmed to a slightly smaller format, is considerably scarcer than the first.

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WALPOLE (Hugh). The Joyful Delaneys: A novel. Macmillan and Co, 1938. Double cr.16mo; 4pp. integral advertisements followed by blank at end; vertically ribbed green cloth, blocked and lettered blind on front cover, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine. Fine copy, with the pictorial front panel of the dust-wrapper laid onto the paste-down.



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WALPOLE (Hugh). The sea tower: A love story. Macmillan and Co. Ltd, 1939. Title-page printed in red and black; vertical rib effect green cloth, blocked and lettered blind on front cover, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine. Near fine copy.



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WALPOLE (Hugh). The Blind man's house: A quiet story. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1941. Title-page printed in red and black; imprint leaf followed by 4pp. integral advertisements at end; vertically ribbed green cloth, blocked and lettered blind on front cover, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper lightly marked on spine.



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WALPOLE (Hugh). The killer And the slain: A strange story. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1942. Back free end-paper not called for; green buckram over thin boards, blocked and lettered blind on front cover, ruled blind, lettered gilt on spine. Back paste-down slightly chipped, and faint flexion crease in back board; light foxing of prelims. and edges; otherwise a very nice copy in slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Published posthumously. Walpole is said to have thought this one of his best books.

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WALPOLE (Hugh). Katherine Christian: A novel. Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin's Street, London, 1944. Extra double cr.16mo; folding genealogy at end; pp.[vi]+505+[i (blank)]; red buckram, elaborately blocked, lettered, and embossed with Walpole's monogram, all blind, on front cover, elaborately blocked, and embossed with Walpole's monogram, blind, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. red. Neat pencilled inscription on front end-paper, dated ‘2 July 1944'; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed and minutely chipped dust-wrapper, protected by a paper-backed clear plastic chemise. A difficult title to find, particularly in dust-wrapper, having presumably been printed short because of paper shortages caused by the war.

First English edition of an unfinished novel issued posthumously in America in 1943. The last volume of ‘The Herries Chronicle', which Walpole was working on until a week before his sudden death, on the 1st of June, 1941.

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WALPOLE (Hugh). Mr. Huffam And Other stories. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1948. Two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; green buckram, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in frayed and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.

A scarce posthumous collection of stories mostly written during the last few years of Walpole's life, but with the addition of one or two earlier tales.

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WARD (Elizabeth Stuart Phelps). Trixy. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 27 Paternoster Row, 1904. Half-tone frontispiece by E.B. Barry printed in brown and black, with tissue guard; pp.viii+299+[i (blank)]; pale salmon-pink net-grain cloth streaked horizontally salmon-pink, with blind roundel and frame pressed-out on front cover bearing, apparently, a transparent onlay blocked pictorially black and white, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. mainly trimmed. Darker pink streaks faded on spine and slight foxing to edges; otherwise a fine, crisp, copy. Scarce.

First English edition of a title originally published by Houghton, Mifflin in Boston, U.S.A. in 1904. Both editions are scarce, and this English edition rather a lovely example of period book production. The cover design is something of a curiosity: the coloured onlay appears to have been printed on the back of a transparency and laid on, the transparency extending to the outside of the roundel's frame, rather like an industrialised version of a Cosway binding!

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WARD (Mrs. Humphrey). Lady Rose's daughter. With illustrations. Smith, Elder, & Co., 1903. Blank before half-title; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; frontispiece and four plates (ex five) by Howard Chandler Christy; two-tone rose pink linen effect cloth lettered black on spine and front cover; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight dusting of covers, but a generally nice copy. As a reading copy.

Sadleir 3289. Lacking the last plate.

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WARD (Mrs. Humphrey). Fenwick's career. Illustrated from drawings By Albert Sterner. Smith, Elder, & Co., 1906. Frontispiece with tissue guard and three plates; 4pp. integral advertisements at end, signed ‘II'; two-tone crimson linen effect smooth cloth lettered black on spine and front cover; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Spine slightly mottled; inscription on half-title; otherwise a fine copy.

Sadleir 3286. The first binding, later copies being without the tissue guard, having the fore-edges trimmed, and the lower-edges mainly so.

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WARD (Mrs. Humphrey). Fenwick's career. Illustrated from drawings By Albert Sterner. Smith, Elder, & Co., 1906. Frontispiece and three plates; 4pp. integral advertisements at end, signed ‘II'; two-tone crimson linen effect smooth cloth lettered black on spine and front cover; lower-edges mainly trimmed. Some fading of spine and front cover; otherwise a fine copy.

Sadleir 3286. The second binding, the first having a tissue guard to the frontispiece, the fore-edges rough trimmed, and the lower-edges uncut.

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WARD (Mrs. Humphry). Diana Mallory. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1908. Vertically ribbed navy blue cloth blocked blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Very good working copy.

First edition, Colonial issue. No.552 in Macmillan's Colonial Library.

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WARD (Mrs. Humphry). Canadian born. With a frontispiece by Albert Sterner And two landscape illustrations. London, Smith, Elder & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, S.W., 1910. Frontispiece with tissue guard and two plates; 8pp. publisher's advertisements at end, on text-paper and continuing the signatures; purple buckram, ruled and blocked black on sides, lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine; orange end-papers. Cloth of spine faded, that of sides slightly so; slight foxing of edges and prelims.; otherwise a nice copy. A scarce title.

Remainder issue, bound up for sale by W.H. Smith & Co., with their ‘ex libris' symbol blocked on the sides.

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WARD (Mrs. Humphry). England's effort: Six Letters to an American Friend. With a preface By The Earl of Rosebery, K.G. Third edition With an epilogue Bringing the story down to the middle of August. Smith, Elder & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1916. 12pp. integral advertisements at end; blue cloth, cream labels printed in red on spine and front cover. Covers a little used; internally a very nice copy.

The first edition with this Epilogue.

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WARD (Mrs. Humphry). Towards the goal. With an introduction by The Hon. Theodore Roosevelt. John Murray, 1917. Integral advertisement leaf at end; scarlet cloth, paper labels printed in dark blue, on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed. Two pinholes in cloth at tail of back joint; otherwise a fine copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper.

An uncommon title, very scarce indeed in the dust-wrapper.

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WARD (Mrs. Humphry). Towards the goal. With an introduction by The Hon. Theodore Roosevelt. John Murray, 1917. Integral advertisement leaf at end; scarlet cloth, paper labels printed in dark blue, on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed. Covers slightly faded, and spine label marked; slight damp-spotting of covers; otherwise a nice copy.

An uncommon title.

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WARD (Mrs. Humphry). The war And Elizabeth. 48 Pall Mall, W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1918. Final blank; scarlet fine linen grain cloth, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, lettered black on spine. Lower-edges foxed, fore-edges slightly so; contemporary review clipped from a newspaper laid on to back end-paper; otherwise a very nice copy of a decidedly scarce title.

A war novel - a fact worth stating only since CBEL lists it under ‘Other Writings' as non-fiction.

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[WARD (Mrs. Humphry).]. Amiel's journal: The journal intime Of Henri-Frédéric Amiel Translated With an introduction and notes By Mrs. Humphry Ward, Author of ‘Miss Bretherton,' ‘Robert Elsmere,' etc. Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin's Street, London, 1921. Extra cr.8vo; blank before half-title; photogravure portrait frontispiece printed in sepia, with tissue guard; printer's imprint leaf at end, verso blank; pp.[4]+[xliv]+318+[ii]; dark blue buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Portrait foxed, with slight offsetting; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

The sixteenth impression of the revised Second Edition, first published in April, 1889 (the first edition having appeared in two volumes in 1885), though more accurately, perhaps described as the third edition, since it contains a new and enlarged Index (the work of Mr. George Seton of St Bennet's, Edinburgh) and a brief new author's note referring to it, written immediately before her death in 1920.

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WARNER (Oliver). Uncle Lawrence. 1939, Chatto & Windus, London. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; vignette on title-page; pp.[viii]+[155]+[i (printer's imprint)]; brown cloth, with brown and pale-blue onlays on spine, blocked and lettered in gilt (v.note). Fine copy in dust-wrapper (v. note).

From the publisher's file, but without overt signs of ownership. Both the cloth casing and the dust-wrapper appear to be mocks-up, the latter consisting of three sections laid onto a leaf of paper of the same colour. The author's scarce third book.

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WARNER (Rex). The cult Of power: Essays. John Lane The Bodley Head, 1946. Leaf, presumably blank, before half-title, excised prior to binding; final blank serving as back paste-down, the verso of the penultimate leaf also being blank; dark red cloth lettered black down spine. A fine copy in the dust-wrapper.

Essays on Dickens, Dostoievsky, AEschylus, ‘The Allegorical Method', etc. One suspects that the excised first leaf was originally intended to serve as the front pastedown, and was removed, once the idea had been given up, as a contribution to waste paper salvage under the wartime economy regulations.

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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.

WARNER (Rex). Men Of stones: A melodrama. The Bodley Head, 1949. Light sea green cloth blocked with author's signature dark blue on front cover, blocked and lettered dark blue on spine. Fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

In fact a novel.

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WARNER (Rex). E.M. Forster. Published for The British Council And the National Book League By Longmans, Green & Co., 1950. One gathering double demy 16mo, wire-stitched; portrait frontispiece printed in brown; light buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in black and brown.

Issued in the "Bibliographical Series of Supplements to ‘British Book News'". Later issue with sticker on back wrapper increasing the price from 1/- to 2/-.

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WARNER (Rex). Men And Gods. Illustrated by Elizabeth Corsellis. MacGibbon & Kee Ltd, 1950. Lge.cr.8vo; frontispiece (on verso of half-title) and title-page printed in light brown and black; numerous illustrations throughout on text-paper, those forming head-pieces to the chapters printed in a variety of monochromes; pale bluish-lilac cloth lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The illustrations are after the style of wood-engravings.

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WARNER (Rex). The young Caesar. Collins, 1958. Imp.16mo, printed in half sheets; final blank; blue boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with map. Very good copy in slightly frayed and marked dust-wrapper.



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WARNER (Rex). Il giovane Cesare: Autobiografia immaginaria. Feltrinelli, [on verso of half-title:] 1960. Blank before half-title; imprint leaf at end; pale greenish grey boards printed in black on front cover, in black and dark green on spine. Poor quality paper embrowned throughout in margins; otherwise a fine copy.

First Italian edition of ‘The Young Caesar'. Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph presentation inscription on the front end-paper.

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WARNER (Rex). Athens at War. Retold by Rex Warner From ‘The History of the Peloponnesian War' By Thucydides. Decorations by William Stobbs. The Bodley Head, 1970. Lge.post 8vo; final blank; maps, and numerous illustrations on text-paper; lilac wrappers printed in black on front and down spine (front wrapper bearing decoration after a wood-engraving). Wrappers faded a little at spine and edges; otherwise a fine copy.

Uncorrected Proof copy. A rubber stamp on the front wrapper gives the date of publication as 26 March 1970.

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WARNER (Sylvia Townsend). Summer Will show. 1936, Chatto & Windus. Lge.post 8vo; imprint leaf at end; black-marbled purple buckram lettered and blocked gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Light foxing of end-papers and facing leaves; otherwise nice.



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WARNER (Sylvia Townsend). The Museum of Cheats And other stories. 1947, Chatto & Windus, London. Sm.cr.8vo; leaf bearing printer's imprint on recto, blank on verso, followed by blank, at end; pp.220+[i]+[iii]; lime green rough-effect buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in slightly frayed and insignificantly chipped dust-wrapper.



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WARNER (Sylvia Townsend). Winter In the air And other stories. 1955, Chatto & Windus, London. Sm.cr.8vo; leaf blank on recto, bearing printer's imprint on verso, followed by two blanks at end; pp.250+[ii]+[iv]; whitish green cloth, printed with over-all design in lime green, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, panelled blue, on spine. Slight marking of front cover, probably due to a binding fault; otherwise a fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Inscribed on the front end-paper "NS's copy" in Norah Smallwood's holograph. Norah Smallwood was Warner's editor at Chatto's: her books are generally advance copies, and frequently differ in minor respects from the published volume.

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WARNER (Sylvia Townsend). A Spirit Rises. 1962, Chatto & Windus, London. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; pp.210+[ii]; lime green rough-effect buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Short stories.

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WARNER (Sylvia Townsend). A stranger With a bag And other stories. 1966, Chatto & Windus, London. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; pp.[222]+[ii]; light cerise cloth-textured boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Short stories.

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WHITE (T.H.). T.H. White: A biography by Sylvia Townsend Warner. 1967, Jonathan Cape With Chatto & Windus. Frontispiece, and four double-sided plates; other illustrations and facsililes on text-paper; pp.352; scarlet fine-weave cloth blocked with White's monogram in blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. slate-purple; very pale green coated end-papers printed with facsimile in black. Very nice copy in slightly marked and darkened dust-wrapper with facsimile of letter from White on back panel (referred to in the text).

The first twenty-seven lines of White's letter are reproduced in facsimile on the back panel of the dust-wrapper: only the first eight are quoted in the text. The volume includes drawings, photographs, and other material by White here first published.

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WARNER (Sylvia Townsend). The innocent And the guilty. Stories. 1971, Chatto & Windus, London. Lge double cr.16mo; pp.196; bright orange fine beaded linen-textured boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Norah Smallwood's copy, with her pencilled signature on the front end-paper. Smallwood was Warner's editor at Chatto and Windus. Books bearing her signature are frequently advance copies - though this copy appears to be identical with the published text.

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WARNER (Sylvia Townsend). The innocent And the guilty. Stories. 1971, Chatto & Windus, London. Lge double cr.16mo; pp.196; bright orange fine beaded linen-textured boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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WARNER (Sylvia Townsend). The innocent And the guilty. Stories. 1971, Chatto & Windus, London. Lge double cr.16mo; pp.196; bright orange fine beaded linen-textured boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper with one small chip.



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WARNER (Sylvia Townsend). Scenes of Childhood And other stories. 1981, Chatto & Windus, London. Double demy 16mo; blank before half-title; pp.[x]+177+[i (blank)]; dull blue cloth-textured boards, blocked, lettered, and with short rule gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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WARNER (Sylvia Townsend). One thing Leading to another And other stories. Selected and edited by Susanna Pinney. Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press, London, 1984. Double demy 16mo; final blank; pp.[vi]+199+[iii]; dull blue cloth-textured boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

A posthumous and rather miscellaneous collection, including some fantasy stories.

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WARREN (Robert Penn). All the King's men. Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1948. Double cr.16mo; final blank; dark charcoal cloth, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. bluish violet. Gilt a little dull, and colour on t.e. faded; otherwise a nice copy.

A neat inscription on the front paste-down includes the date ‘May 1948'.

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WARREN (Robert Penn). Band of angels. 1956, Eyre & Spottiswoode. Double lge.post 16mo; final blank; dark blue boards, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in very slightly marked dust-wrapper, reinforced with clear tape on verso at head and tail of spine.



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WARREN (Robert Penn). Wilderness. Eyre & Spottiswode, 1962. Blue boards lettered silver and gilt down spine. Nice copy.

First English edition.

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[WARREN (Robert Penn)]. William Faulkner: The Sound And the Fury. With an Introduction by Robert Penn Warren. Illustrated by Kenneth Francis Dewey. The Franklin Library, Franklin Centre, Pennsylvania, 1979. Sq.8vo, printed throughout in black and brown; blank before half-title, three at end; numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.[xvi]+362+[vi]; quarter dark blue morocco-faced roan, spine with three raised bands, navy blue cloth sides, elaborately blocked gilt on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; mustard yellow and blue head- and tail- bands; dark blue silk marker; half-tone blue and yellow marbled end-papers; publisher's leaflet, 24pp. including covers, printed in red and black and with half-tone illustrations throughout on smaller paper, loosely laid in as issued. Fine copy.

Penn's Introduction, which occupies pp.ix-xv, is here first published. One of an unspecified ‘Limited Edition' in the series ‘The Greatest Books of the Century': American blue-collar idea of a finely produced book, the leather laid over the cloth and the meaningless blocking with no apparent sense of design. The illustrations deserve a better setting. The leaflet ‘Notes from the editors [on] The Sound And the Fury' is dated 1980, which was presumably the actual date of issue of the volume.

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WATERHOUSE (Keith). There is a Happy Land. Michael Joseph, 1957. Double cr.16mo; final blank; maroon boards, blocked with publisher's device, ruled, and lettered, gilt on spine. Edges foxed; otherwise a near fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The first novel by the future author of ‘Billy Liar'.

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WATERHOUSE (Keith). Jubb. Michael Joseph, 1963. Double post 16mo; final blank; very dark brown boards, lettered white on spine. Nice copy in dust-wrapper embrowned at edges.

The author's third book.

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WATERHOUSE (Keith). Billy Liar On the Moon. Michael Joseph, 1975. Double cr.16mo, perfect bound; dull blue boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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WATSON (H.B. Marriott). Twisted eglantine. With eight illistrations by Frank Craig. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, 1905. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; blank, followed by publisher's inserted 40pp. Catalogue at end dated June 1905; pp.viii+310+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed deep sky-blue cloth, lettered within ruled boxes, gilt, on front cover and spine; fore-edges rough trimmed; lower-edges uncut. Insignificant marking of covers; small inscription removed from front end-paper leaving slight thinning; otherwise a virtually fine copy. Scarce.

This title not in Sadleir or Wolff; Nield, Guide to the Best Historical Novels & Tales, 5th Edn., 1762: "Hampshire (Lymington, New Forest, and Winchester), and London, c. 1809. A really excellent story of a Beau and his doings, reflecting the life and manners of the period."

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WATSON (H.B. Marriott). The flower of the Heart. Methuen & Co., 1909. 40pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated September 1908; vertically ribbed navy blue cloth lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on front cover and spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Very slight damp-spotting of front cover; free end-papers embrowned, and back end-papers showing slight glue damage (?due to a binding fault); slight foxing of fore-edges of first half-dozen or so leaves; otherwise fine.

Dedicated to H.G. Wells, who had apparently suggested the treatment by Watson of a present-day theme. This title not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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WATSON (H.B. Marriott). Couch fires And Primrose ways. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd, Broadway House, Carter Lane, E.C., 1911. Lge.post 8vo; issued without back end-papers, a single blank at the end forming the paste-down; violet buckram, tan paper spine label printed in black; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight fading of covers, and one small damp spot on front board; final blank and facing leaf slightly embrowned, due probably to paste action; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed on hand-made paper - which makes the economy regarding back end-papers rather strange! This title not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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WATSON (William). Pencraft: A plea for the older ways. John Lane The Bodley Head, 1917. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; dark green fine linen grain cloth, ruled blind, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. yellow, others uncut. Some fading of covers, otherwise a virtually fine copy in patchily faded and very slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.



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WATTS-DUNTON (Theodore). Old Familiar Faces. Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1916. Portrait frontispiece, and nine plates; green linen-grain cloth, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, ruled and lettered black on front cover, ruled, lettered, and blocked black on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Cloth of spine creased a little at head- and tail- band, and a trifle faded; otherwise very nice.

Memories of Borrow, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Christina Rossetti, Lord de Tabley, William Morris, etc. Published posthumously.

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WATTS-DUNTON (Clara). The home life Of Swinburne. A.M. Philpot, 69 Great Russell Street, 1922. Blank before half-title; photogravure frontispiece in sepia, with tissue guard, seven half-tone plates, also in sepia, (ex eight), and two facsimiles on text paper; author's ‘note' slip tipped in; slate-purple cloth ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Gilt oxydised; some wear to covers, and some light foxing; but a good copy.

Tipped on to the front end-paper is a slip bearing notes (?in the author's hand) giving details of the book's progress towards publication. A pencil note on the same end-paper in a later (and shakier) version of the same hand records that the book is "From Watts-Dunton Library at The Pines" - that being of course the house that Swinburne and Theodore Watts-Dunton shared. A further pencil note in a different hand records the author's death in 1938. The text bears a thin scattering of pencil notes, some of them correcting literals, but two making reference to Beerbohm's essay on a visit to Swinburne published in ‘And Even Now' in 1921, one of these correcting a mis-statement. The plate that has been removed is that showing Swinburne with Watts-Dunton in the garden at The Pines.

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WAUGH (Alec). The prisoners of Mainz. With illustrations by Captain R.T. Roussel (P.O.W. Mainz). London, Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1919. Blank before half-title; frontispiece, and eleven plates (four from photographs); integral advertisement leaf at end; fawn rough buckram, white spine label printed in black and gold; lower-edges uncut. A nice copy.



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WAUGH (Alec). Pleasure. Grant Richards Ltd., St. Martin's Street, 1921. Yellow green linen grain cloth, lettered black on front cover and spine; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Insignificant marking of covers, and half-title lightly foxed, but a very nice copy of a difficult title.

The author's second novel.

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WAUGH (Alec). The Lonely unicorn. A novel. London, Grant Richards Ltd., St Martin's Street, 1922. Final blank; pp.302+[ii]; vertically mottled dull light blue fine linen, lettered black on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. Light foxing of edges; oyherwise a nice copy.

The author's third novel, and fifth book. The sixth, ‘Public School Life' is advertised as ‘In September'.

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WAUGH (Alec). Myself When young: Confessions. Grant Richards Ltd., St Martin's Street, 1923. Vertically ribbed royal blue cloth, blocked blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. A little very light foxing on first and last few leaves; otherwise fine.



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WAUGH (Alec). Card castle. A novel. Grant Richards Ltd, St. Martin's Street, 1924. Blank before half-title, blank at end; marina blue linen grain cloth, lettered black on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. Large corner of back cover flexion creased; three small pin-holes through front cover; a little foxing of edges and fore-margins; otherwise a nice copy of a difficult title.

The author's fourth novel.

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WAUGH (Alec). "Most women . . ." With woodcuts by Lynd Ward. Cassell And Company Limited, 1931. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; numerous illustrations on text-paper; light and dark blue-green mixed weave cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. A fine copy.



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WAUGH (Alec). Leap before you Look. Ernest Benn Limited, February, 1932. Double f'cap 16mo, gathered in twenties; pp.159+[i (printer's imprint)]; grey wrappers, cut flush, printed in blue and black on front cover and up spine, lettered black on inside and back wrappers. A few small corners turned, but in general a nice copy.

The odd collation results from the distribution of a fifth 16mo gathering among the other four. Issued as number 6 of Benn's Ninepenny Novels.

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WAUGH (Alec). Thirteen such Years. Cassell And Company Limited, 1932. Dark green rough cloth, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Spine and edges of covers faded; otherwise a fine copy.



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WAUGH (Alec). Jill Somerset. Cassell, And Company, Limited, 1936. Imp.16mo in half sheets; blank before half-title; light dull blue cloth with a blind impressed pattern of intersecting diagonal double rules, each pair being separated from the next by about a sixteenth of an inch to produce a patterned large-diaper effect, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Front paste-down somewhat scuffed by the careless removal of a bookplate, and both free end-papers creased vertically; otherwise nice.



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WAUGH (Alec). Going their own ways: A story of modern marriage. Cassell And Company Ltd, 1938. Imp.16mo, printed in half-sheets; final blank; light brown Sundour cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Light foxing of edges, very light foxing of first and last few leaves; otherwise very nice.



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WAUGH (Alec). Merchants of Wine: Being a Centenary Account of the Fortunes of the House of Gilbey. With a frontispiece and sixteen pages of Half-tone illustrations. Cassell and Company Ltd, 1957. Tall lge.post 8vo; half-tone frontispiece and eight double-sided plates; wood-engraved headpieces; pp.[viii]+135+[i (blank)]; green cloth blocked gilt on front cover, ruled, panelled, and lettered gilt on, lettered green through gilt up, spine; end-papers printed with genealogy in black. Spine slightly dull; otherwise a nice copy.



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WAUGH (Alec). The Mainstream of the Modern World: A family of Islands. A history of the West Indies From 1492 to 1898. With an epilogue sketching Events from the Spanish- American war to the 1960's. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 20 New Bond Street, 1964. Double lge.med.16mo; double spread map on text-paper; pp.[xii]+290; rough effect smooth grey buckram, blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. blue. Top-edges slightly faded; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The factual companion volume to ‘Island in the Sun'. Issued as the third volume in the ‘Mainstream of the Modern World Series' under the general editorship of John Gunther.

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WAUGH (Alec). My brother Evelyn & other profiles. Cassell, 1967. Lge.post 8vo; two blanks at end; scarlet buckram lettered gilt on spine; pale green end-papers. Very light damp-marking of back cover; otherwise a very nice copy.

The ‘other profiles' include Sir Edmund Gosse, Grant Richards, Graves, Sassoon, Aldington, W.W. Jacobs, Hugh Walpole, J.C. Squire, Somerset Maugham, etc.

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WAUGH (Alec). A Spy in The Family. An Erotic Comedy. W.H. Allen, 1970. Double demy 16mo; deep pink boards lettered gilt down spine. Nice copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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