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.

WELLS (H.G.). The rights of man; Or what are we fighting for? Published as a ‘Penguin Special' by Penguin Books Limited, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, N.D. [1940]. White wrappers printed in orange and black. Extreme margins embrowned throughout, as is almost inevitable due to the poor quality of the paper used; slight dusting and foxing of wrappers; but a nice copy otherwise. A scarce title.

Penguin S50.

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WELLS (H.G.). You can't be Too careful: A sample of life 1901-1951. Secker & Warburg, 1941. Illustrations on text-paper; pp.297+[i (blank but for code no. W 406)]; green cloth ruled and lettered gilt within round-cornered ruled gilt box on spine. Very fine copy in dust-wrapper with one closed tear.

Currey, p.527

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WELLS (H.G.). Guide to the new world: A handbook of Constructive revolution. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1941. Two blanks at front and back, serving as end-papers; blue cloth lettered gilt on spine. Some fading of covers; otherwise fine in faded dust-wrapper.



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WELLS (H.G.). The outlook for Homo sapiens: An unemotional Statement of the Things That are happening to him now, and of The immediate Possibilities confronting him An amalgamation and modernisation of Two books. The Fate of Homo Sapiens and The New World Order, published severally In 1939 and 1940. Secker and Warburg, 22 Essex Street, January 1942. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.[287]+[i (blank)]; grey cloth lettered cerise on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper with small chip at head of spine.



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WELLS (H.G.). The Thinker's Library, No.92: The conquest of Time. Written to replace his First and Last Things. Watts & Co., 5 & 6 Johnson's Court, Fleet Street, E.C.4, 1942. Sm.f'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; pp.x+86; scarlet fine linen textured boards, blocked and lettered black on front cover and up spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper nicked twice on back panel.

A scarce war-time production, probably printed in rather a short run. This title is the last listed on the advertisement leaf. In this copy p.1, 3ll. from foot, the ‘i' at the start of the line is in the wrong font. State or issue significance, if any, unknown.

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WELLS (H.G.). Crux ansata: an indictment of the Roman Catholic church. Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middx., 1943. Double f'cap 16mo; frontispiece portrait on verso of half-title; white wrappers printed outside in black and red, inside in black, with commercial advertisements on back and inside wrappers. Fine copy.



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[WELLS (H.G.).]. The Russian Horizon. An Anthology compiled by N. Gangulee With a Foreword by H.G. Wells. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1943. Blank before half-title, imprint leaf at end; scarlet cloth lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy of a scarce title.



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WELLS (H.G.). '42 to '44. A contemporary Memoir upon Human behavious During the crisis Of the World revolution. Secker & Warburg, March 1944. Green coarse buckram lettered gilt down spine; t.e.g. Small mark on back end-paper; otherwise an extremely fine copy in dust-wrapper.

According to a notice on the dust-wrapper the book was published in an edition limited to 2,000 copies and "at a price that will keep it out of the hands of any but qualified and serious students." (2 guineas). By intention "it gives the matured views of a philosopher summing up his position after a lifetime of work and study."

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WELLS (H.G.). The Happy turning: A dream of life. William Heinemann Ltd, 1945. Demy 8vo; quarter dark blue cloth lettered gilt down spine, pink boards, printed on front in dark blue; pale tan end-papers. Slight crease in backstrip, due apparently to an original binding fault; inscription removed from front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in torn dust-wrapper tissued on verso.



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WELLS (H.G.). Mind At the end Of its tether. William Heinemann Ltd, 1945. Scarlet cloth lettered gilt on front cover and down spine; gilt rule on front cover; blocked blind on back cover; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Paste-downs foxed, otherwise fine in slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.



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[WELLS (H.G.).]. Keeling letters & recollections. Edited by E.T. With an Introduction by H.G. Wells. George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1918. Frontispiece and two plates; 7pp. integral advertisements at end; green buckram, paper spine label. Crease in front paste-down and slight bruising of leading board due, apparently, to an original binding fault; very slight foxing of top-edges close to spine; otherwise an extremely fine copy in very slightly torn dust-wrapper. Scarce thus.



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[WELLS (H.G.).]. ARCHER (William). God and Mr. Wells: A Critical Examination of ‘God The Invisible King'. Watts and Co., 17 Johnson's Court, Fleet Street, 1917. Integral advertisement leaf at end; dull turquoise cloth ruled and blocked blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Gilt slightly faded and boards lightly mottled; otherwise a fine copy.

Wells later repudiated the ideas put forward in ‘God The Invisible King' partly as a result of this criticism.

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WENTWORTH (Patricia). A little more than kin. London: Andrew Melrose, 3 York Street, Covent Garden, 1911. Pp.[iv]+311; mottled blue fine rough buckram blocked red and white, embossed black-outlined white, lettered white, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower- edges uncut. A couple of fore-margins chipped by rough opening; neat later inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a very nice copy.

A historical romance set largely in France during the Terror. The author's scarce third book and second novel, predating her first detective novel by some twelve years. In this copy the following errata and typographical flaws have been noted (state or issue significance, if any, undetermined): p.147, ll.4-5, comma after ‘sun' instead of ‘love'; p.182, last line, risen space before ‘man'; p.244, l.28, ‘return' for ‘not return'; p.252, last line, risen space before ‘pale'; p.285, l.2, risen space before ‘do'.

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WESKER (Arnold). Fears of Fragmentation. Jonathan Cape, 1970. Blue boards lettered gilt down spine; t.e. blue. Two small dints in back cover; slight damage affecting extreme inner lower margins of ten leaves, apparently due to an original binding fault; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The file copy of Wesker's agents, with their small label on front end-paper - presumably a reject used up in the trade.

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WESKER (Arnold). Journey into Journalism: A very personal account In four parts. Writers and Readers Publishing Cooperative, 1977. Advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; blue boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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WESKER (Arnold). Said the old man To the young man. Three Stories. Jonathan Cape, 1978. Two blanks at end serving as end-papers; pp.188+[iv]; dull blue boards blocked and lettered gilt down spine; t.e. light dull blue. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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WESKER (Arnold). Fatlips: A story for children. Illustrations by Oscar Zarate. Writers and Readers Publishing Cooperative, 1978. Perfect bound; blank before half-title, blank at end; numerous illustrations on text-paper; blue boards blocked and lettered gilt down spine; end-papers printed pictorially in blue. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

A delightful children's story.

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WEST (Paul). Alley Jaggers. A novel. Hutchinson of London, 1966. Black boards blocked and lettered silver on spine; grey end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The first of the Alley Jagger books.

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WEST (Rebecca). The strange necessity: Essays and reviews. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, 1928. Lge.post 8vo; green cloth printed all over with muslin weave design in red, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Covers slightly worn; library label on back paste-down; otherwise a nice copy.

Essays on Joyce (186pp.), Arnold Bennett, Willa Cather, Hardy and Sacheverell Sitwell, Sinclair Lewis, Sherwood Anderson, etc.

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WEST (Rebecca). Harriet Hume: A London fantasy. Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., 34-36 Paternoster Row, N.D. [1929]. 24pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated Autumn, 1929; yellow green buckram ruled blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Slight fading of spine, and gilt oxydised; otherwise a nice copy.



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WEST (Rebecca). The Harsh Voice: Four short novels. Jonathan Cape, 1935. Blank before half-title; deep pink Sundour cloth, lettered yellow on front cover, ruled and lettered yellow on spine; lower-edges uncut. Enamel chipped on spine, and cloth very slightly faded; otherwise a nice copy.



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WEST (Rebecca). The fountain Overflows. Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1957. Demy 8vo; imprint leaf at end; dark red buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. dark red. Fine in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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WEST (Rebecca). The Vassall affair. Sunday Telegraph, Fleet Street, July 1963. Lge.post 8vo, perfect bound; illustrations on text-paper; white wrappers printed in blue and black on front, in black on back cover and up spine. Virtually fine copy.

A book now difficult to find.

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WEST (Rebecca). The Birds Fall Down. Macmillan, 1966. Two blanks at end; cerise boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Spine creased, and slightly faded at head; otherwise a fine copy in frayed, faded, and torn dust-wrapper.



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WEYMAN (Stanley J.). Count Hannibal. A romance Of the court of France. Smith, Elder & Co., 15, Waterloo Place, 1901. 8pp. integral advertisements at end; mottled light blue cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Virtually fine copy.



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WEYMAN (Stanley J.). In kings' byways. Short stories. Smith, Elder & Co., 15, Waterloo Place, 1902. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; blue cloth blocked white on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Covers slightly dull; very light foxing of prelims.; otherwise a nice copy.



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WEYMAN (Stanley J.). Chippinge. Smith, Elder & Co., 15, Waterloo Place, 1906. Leaf blank except for signature mark ‘a' precedes half-title; mottled dark red cloth, lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Spine a litle faded; edges very slightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy.



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WEYMAN (Stanley J.). The wild geese. Illustrated by W.H. Margetson. Hodder and Stoughton, Publishers London, N.D. [1908]. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; pp.[viii]+384; Chartreuse green linen patterned fine rough buckram, blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; white end-papers (toned paper text). Light foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy.

A scarce title. This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 7162, giving a self-contradictory collation. The present copy has a pencilled reader's date on the back free end-paper, ‘31.10.1908', which would seem to confirm Wolff's assumption that this edition is the true first. According to ‘The English Catalogue of Books', this title was published in July 1908.

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WEYMAN (Stanley J.). Ovington's bank. With a frontispiece by C.L. Cary. London, John Murray, Albemarle Street, W., 1922. Extra double cr.16mo; full colour frontispiece; pp.511+[i (blank)]; light leaf-green beaded-linen-grain cloth, ruled blind, blocked gilt, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Cloth of spine slightly faded; otherwise a very nice copy.

The first issue, with the fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed instead of wholly trimmed as in later copies, and with good quality gilt. A scarce late title. CBEL, III, p.562; this title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 7154

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WEYMAN (Stanley J.). Ovington's bank. With a frontispiece by C.L. Cary. London, John Murray, Albemarle Street, W., 1922. Extra double cr.16mo; full colour frontispiece; pp.511+[i (blank)]; light leaf-green beaded-linen-grain cloth, ruled blind, blocked gilt, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; all edges trimmed. Gilt oxydised on spine; otherwise a very nice copy in somewhat creased pictorial dust-wrapper with several small chips (affecting two letters of title on front cover, half the title and the ‘AY' of ‘MURRAY' on spine, and a large piece of the blank back panel, but leaving the pictorial design more or less untouched): now preserved in a paper-backed loose clear-plastic chemise.

The second issue, with the fore- and lower- edges trimmed instead of rough-trimmed as in the first issue, and with gilt more prone to oxydise. The dust-wrapper design is by Shilton. A scarce late title, very uncommon with anything approaching a dust-wrapper. CBEL, III, p.562; this title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 7154

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WHARTON (Edith). The valley of decision. A novel. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902. 2 Vols.; titles printed in red and black; final blank in volume two; cerise buckram lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Very slight wear to head and tail of spines, and a very little light marking of covers; paste-downs in volume two obscured by a sheet of matching paper neatly laid on to cover library labels (this almost undetectable, were it not for the bulk of the labels showing through); otherwise very nearly a fine copy.

Volume one is of the first issue, bearing the imprint of The Merrymount Press on the verso of the title-page; volume two is of the second issue, with the imprint of the Manhatton Press.

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WHARTON (Edith). The valley of Decision. John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1902. Title-page printed in red and black; pp.[viii]+650; mottled light grey rough buckram, blocked and lettered white on front cover, blocked, lettered, and with short rule white on spine. White enamel blocking lacking at head of spine, rubbed on parts of fore- and upper- margins of front cover; slight damp-marking of front cover; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued in the same year as the American edition, which it may precede. The English edition was published in April.

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WHARTON (Edith). The house of mirth. With illustrations by A.B. Wenzell. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; title-page printed in red and black; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; vertically faint-ribbed light crimson cloth, ruled and panelled blind, lettered and with ruled box gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Small hole and two short tears in front end-paper; advertisement leaves badly opened; otherwise a nice copy.



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WHARTON (Edith). The fruit of the tree. With illustrations by Alonzo Kimball. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907. Double cr.16mo; blank before half-title; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and two plates; title-page printed in orange and black; two leaves integral advertisements followed by blank at end; pp.[viii]+633+[i (blank)]+[4]+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed red cloth, lettered, with ruled box, gilt, and blind-pressed panel, on front cover, lettered gilt on flat spine; fore-edges uncut. Very nice copy.

Printed on cream toned paper.

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WHARTON (Edith). Madame de Treymes. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1907. Globe 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[iv]+[110]+[ii]; vertically light and dark streaked reddish orange net grain cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Spine a little faded and dull, and faint ring-mark on front cover; a little light foxing passim; a very good copy, nonetheless.



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WHARTON (Edith). The reef: A novel. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1912. Blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+367+[i (printer's imprint)]; 8pp. integral advertisements at end; navy blue buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Cloth a little loose on boards; slight marking of end-papers; text nice.



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WHARTON (Edith). Old New York. False Dawn. (The ‘Forties). Decorations [end-papers and labels] by E.C. Caswell. D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1924. Vertically ribbed blue cloth, paper labels printed in gold on spine and front cover; end-papers printed pictorially black. Virtually fine copy.

Tipped on to the verso of the half-title page is an envelope addressed in the author's hand to Lucy Ellis, containing an ALS to her (4to, two and one third pages) thanking her for a book, promising to send her this one when it is published, discussing plants, and offering to send her some cuttings. The verso of the front end-paper bears the book-plate of the recipient.

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WHARTON (Edith). The mother's Recompense. D. Appleton and Company, London :: New York :: 1925. Blank page followed by 3pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[vi]+[342]+[i]+[3]; rich brown fine beaded-linen-grain cloth, ruled blind, blocked and lettered within ruled box, black, on front cover, blocked and lettered black on spine. Very slight foxing of prelims. and advertisements, but a near-fine copy.

Printed in the U.S.A. First edition, and apparently an English issue, the British Library deposit copy being of the American issue in which London follows New York instead of preceding it: the advertisements however have dollar prices. As an English issue, it is definitely scarce.

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WHARTON (Edith). Certain people. D. Appleton and Company, 1930. Imp.16mo in half sheets; bright brown beaded fine linen grain cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; buff end-papers. Fine copy in minutely chipped and slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Short stories.

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WHEATLEY (Dennis). The Rape of Venice. Hutchinson of London, 1959. Double cr.16mo; title extending onto advertisement leaf on verso of half-title; advertisement leaf at end; blue boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed pictorially in black. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Occult historical adventure story.

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WHEATLEY (Dennis). Desperate Measures. Hutchinson of London, 1974. Lge.double cr.16mo; pp.415+[i (advertisements)]; map printed in brown on thick paper tipped in at front and back; reddish orange card wrappers, printed on front panel and down spine in black. Very nice copy.

Uncorrected Proof Copy On Proofing Paper. The maps are presumably proof end-papers. A printed notice on the front wrapper gives the Provisional Publication Date as 19th August 1974.

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WHEEN (A.W.). Two Masters. Faber & Faber, 1929. One gathering, double cr.16mo, sewn into orange self-wrappers folded over thin white boards; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight dusting of wrappers; otherwise a near-fine, unopened, copy.

Issued as No.1 of the Criterion Miscellany.

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WHITE (Antonia). Living with Minka & Curdy: A Marmelade Cat and his Siamese Wife. Harvill Press, 1970. Vignette title-page; blue and black mixed weave effect boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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WHITE (Geoffrey H.). Roger The masterful. By Geoffrey H. White Author of "The Maynard Cousins' [sic] London, James Nisbet & Co., Limited, 22 Berners Street, W [sic] 1914. Blank before half-title; chromolithographic frontispiece and three plates; publisher's 32pp. integral catalogue at end dated 1914, not listing this title; pp.269+[i (Printer's imprint)]+[32]; grey-green fine-weave rough buckram, blocked and lettered pale light green, lettered black-outlined pale light green and with chromolithographic onlay, embossed like an oleograph, on front cover, ruled and blocked gilt, embossed with lettering and short rule grey-green through gilt, lettered, and with ruled panel, black, enclosing a chromolithographic onlay, on spine; a.e. plain; end-papers printed with a marbled design in lime green; green dust-wrapper printed in gold on front, back, and spine, and with chromolithographic onlays on front panel and spine. Slight dust-marking to fore-edges; otherwise as new in a dust-wrapper very slightly marked on back panel, and of which the gilt printing has a trifle oxydised on the spine.

Unusual in that the two onlays on the dust-wrapper are different from those on the covers, that on the spine being different in shape as well. Purchased together with another volume from the publisher's file, but itself without signs of provenance. Issued, according to the back panel of the dust-wrapper, as a volume in ‘The Reward Series', this being issued, according to the catalogue, "Extra crown 8vo, with gilt top, 3s. 6d. net (also with full gilt edges, 4s.)". The present copy does not have gilt edges at all, and was possibly a trial binding (?with different onlays to those actually used). Juvenile.

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WHITE (Patrtick). Happy valley: A Novel. George C. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1939. Rough light brown cloth lettered in blue on spine. Slight foxing of edges and first and last leaves; otherwise a near-fine copy with a colour Xerox of the dust-wrapper.

First edition, second impression. The verso of the title-page bears the legend: "First published in February 1939 . . . Reprinted February 1939". The first printing does not record the month of printing, but only the year. According to Barry Argyle ‘Happy Valley' is the only novel of White's never to have been republished, and in view of this statement it seems at least possible that the re-impression occurred prior to publication.

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WHITE (Patrick). The aunt's story: A novel. Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, 1948. Double cr.16mo; full navy blue plastic coated cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Very nice copy.



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WHITE (Patrick). The Twyborn Affair. A Novel. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square London, 1979. Extra double cr.16mo; pp.432; dull brown faintly linen-patterned cloth textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. light brown; buff laid-paper end-papers. Fine copy in nice dust-wrapper.



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WHITE (Percy). Colonel Daveron. London, Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 182, High Holborn, W.C., 1907. All rights reserved. Extra cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end, blank on recto; pp.[iv]+342+[ii]; deep scarlet fine linen ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine; fore-edgges rough-trimmed lower-edges uncut; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram design in pale buff. Spine a little faded, covers very slightly marked, one corner worn; a little scattered foxing and marking; in general, however, a nice copy. Scarce.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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WHITE (T.H.). Earth stopped: Or Mr. Marx's sporting tour. Collins, 48 Pall Mall, 1934. Two blanks at end; red cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Gilt slightly dull, and covers very slightly spotted; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.



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WHITE (T.H.). Gone To ground. A novel. Collins, 48 Pall Mall, 1935. Advertisement on verso of last page of text, followed by integral advertisement leaf printed on recto only, and blank; pp.[272]; brown cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Gilt oxydised; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.



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WHITE (T.H.). England Have my bones. Collins, 1936. Final blank; black cloth lettered white on spine; lower-edges uncut. Enamel on spine very slightly chipped, otherwise a fine copy.

Signed by the author on the title-page. Not in Currey.

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[WHITE (William Hale).]. John Bunyan. By the author of "Mark Rutherford" etc. Literary Lives [series]. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1905. Extra cr.8vo; half-title and title printed in yellow and black; photogravure portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, and eleven half-tone plates from photographs by Mrs. Delves Broughton; scarlet buckram, embossed blind, lettered gilt on front cover and spine, in series style; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight fading of spine, but a nice copy.

Issued as a volume in the ‘Literary Lives' series.

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WHITEHEAD (A.N., Sc.D., F.R.S.). An Introduction to Mathematics. London, Williams and Norgate, N.D. [June, 1911]. Double f'cap 16mo; half/series title precedes title-page; pp.256; grey vertical dot-and-line ggrain cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. grey. Upper margins of half-title and title leaves, and final two leaves (the Index) very lightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued upon first publication as a volume in the ‘Home University Library of Modern Knowledge'. In this copy the following errata have been noted (state or issue significance, if any, undetermined: p.28, last example and p.29, first example, ‘k' has been added to the top line instead of standing beside the divider; p.60, last equation, for ‘(y + x)' read ‘(y + z)'; p.92, diagram, bold ‘Y' at leaft-hand side should be ‘X'.

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WILDE (Oscar). The portrait Of Mr. W.H. Privately Printed, no place, N.D. [c.1904]. Double f'cap 8vo; pp.48, wire-stabbed and pasted into blue-grey wrappers printed on front wrapper in dark blue; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Two or three pieces chipped from paper of backstrip; wrappers chipped a trifle at one corner, and a little frayed at large fore-edges; otherwise a nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 200 numbered copies for private circulation. Mason, 611. First publication in book form of an essay-story written in 1889. A Smithers and [or] "Wright and Jones" piracy.

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WILDE (Oscar). The portrait Of Mr. W.H. Privately Printed, no place, N.D. [c.1904]. Double f'cap 8vo; pp.48, wire-stabbed and pasted into blue-grey wrappers printed on front wrapper in dark blue; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Slight foxing of prelims.; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce thus.

One of an edition limited to 200 numbered copies for private circulation. Mason, 611. First publication in book form of an essay-story written in 1889. A Smithers and [or] "Wright and Jones" piracy.

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WILDE (Oscar). De profundis. Methuen and Co., 1905. 40pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end dated February 1905; blue cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine and front cover, blocked gilt on front cover with design by Charles Ricketts; t.e.g., others uncut. Some wear to covers; spine darkened; end-papers and last leaf of catalogue foxed, prelims. lightly so; otherwise a nice copy.

Mason, 388, but an earlier copy than any known to him. Mason had seen copies only with the catalogue dated ‘March 1905'. The present first issue is presumably rather scarce. The volume was issued on February 23rd.

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WILDE (Oscar). De profundis. Methuen and Co., 1905. 40pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end dated March 1905; blue cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine and front cover, blocked gilt on front cover with design by Charles Ricketts; t.e.g., others uncut. End-papers and half-title foxed, one or two over-large edges lightly so; otherwise a very nice copy.

Mason, 388, listing only what is presumably a second issue, since the volume was issued on February 23rd, 1905, and copies are known with a February catalogue.

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WILDE (Oscar) and WHISTLER (James A McNeill). Wilde v Whistler Being An acrimonious correspondence On art Between Oscar Wilde And James A McNeill Whistler. Privately Printed, 1906. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; title-page printed in red and black; final blank; light brown wrappers printed on front wrapper in black; uncut edges. Wrappers defective at spine, chipped and delicate at all edges; prelims. and edges foxed; text otherwise nice. Rare.

One of an edition limited to 100 copies printed on large paper.

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[WILDE (Oscar).]. Oscar Wilde: Art and Morality. A Defence of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" Edited by Stuart Mason. London: J. Jacobs, Edgware Road, W., 1908 [i.e., September, 1907]. Portrait frontispiece on special paper, with tissue guard, and one plate; two leaves text-paper advertisements at end (a conjugate pair, the last page blank); pp.160+[ii]; purple linen, ruled blind on sides, lettered white on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Small pressure-dint on back cover; otherwise a very nice copy, the delicate white enamel virtually perfect.

One of 475 copies printed on laid paper of a total printing of 500. The book collects for the first time the more important reviews of ‘Dorian Gray' along with eight of his published letters in reply to hostile criticisms, and includes also an all-language bibliography of the novel. The plate is not listed, but is here tipped-in (correctly) to face p.97. Mason, 659

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WILDE (Oscar). The Soul of man Under socialism. With a Preface by Robert Ross. London, Arthur L. Humphreys, 187 Piccadilly, W., 1912. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[2]+x+99+[i (blank)]; textured pale blue-green paper covered boards, cut flush, scarlet label printed in black on front cover. Slight marking of boards, and paper a trifle worn at head and tail of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

Mason, 370: Ross's six page preface (‘A Superfluous Note of Explanation') is here first published. Mason called the paper of the boards ‘blue', which to him it probably was: there are two variants of the gene for discriminating blue from green - and we have the other one!

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WILDE (Oscar). Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, The portrait of Mr. W.H., And other stories. Methuen and Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, 1912. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; 3pp. integral advertisements followed by page bearing printer's imprint at end; pp.[viii]+196+3+[i]; dull greenish blue fine-diaper cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges mainly trimmed, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Very slight fading to cloth of spine, but a nice copy.

First printing in the series ‘Methuen's Shilling Books'

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WILDE (Oscar). After Reading: Letters of Oscar Wilde to Robert Ross. [Colophon:] The Beaumont Press, March 1921. Limitation leaf precedes half-title; title-page printed in pale orange and pale shades of green; two illustrations printed in colours, on text-paper; quarter grey coarse linen, blocked and lettered gilt up spine, pale grey board sides printed in darker grey; end-papers printed in brown and green. Extremely fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 400 numbered copies on hand-made paper. The twelfth book issued by the Beaumont Press. The cover and decorations are by Ethelbert White.

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WILDE (Oscar). After Berneval: Letters of Oscar Wilde To Robert Ross. [Colophon:] The Beaumont Press, February 1922. Limitation leaf precedes half-title; title-page printed in light olive, pale orange, and blue grey; one illustration printed in gren, and one facsimile, both on text-paper; quarter natural coarse linen, blocked and lettered gilt up spine, light buff board sides printed in orange and blue grey; end-papers printed in marina green. Extremely fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 400 numbered copies on hand-made paper. The fourteenth book issued by the Beaumont Press. The cover and decorations are by Randolph Schwabe.

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WILDE (Oscar). A Collection of Original manuscripts letters & books Of Oscar Wilde Including his Letters written to Robert Ross from Reading Gaol And Unpublished letters poems & plays Formerly in the possession of Robert Ross C.S. Millard (Stuart Mason) And The younger son of Oscar Wilde. Dulau & Company Limited, 32 Old Bond Street London W1, N.D. [1928]. Double lge.post 8vo; numerous facsimiles and other illustrations in text; pp.[xii]+[140]; Japanese vellum self-wrappers French folded over thin white card, printed on front panel in gilt. Wrappers chipped at head and tail of spine, and somewhat dusty; gilt dulled; internally fine.

One of an issue limited to 2,000 copies of a total edition of 2,105. Three hundred and forty-two items, Introductory Notes, etc., and a not unuseful Index. The text of many of the mss., early drafts, etc., is given either in whole or in more or less brief extracts, whilst some fifty-nine of the letters are here first published, in their entirety. An important catalogue, now difficult to find.

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WILDE (Oscar). Oscar Wilde: Selected works. With 12 unpublished letters. Edited by Richard Aldington With an introduction. William Heinemann Ltd, 1946. Green cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine; brown end-papers. Pictorial portion of dust-wrapper, and caption, neatly laid onto front end-paper; ownership inscription on verso of half-title page; otherwise a very nice copy.



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WILDE (Oscar). The Portable Oscar Wilde. Selected and Edited by Richard Aldington. New York, The Viking Press, 1946. Blank before half-title, two at end; pp.viii+[694]; grey buckram blocked pink on front cover, ruled, lettered, and panelled pink, lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. pink; pale grey end-papers. Near fine copy.

Includes a 45pp. Introduction by Aldington, and twelve letters from Wilde here first published, as well as a good general selection from the works.

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[WILDE (Oscar).]. The life Of Oscar Wilde By Hesketh Pearson. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1946. Frontispiece and seven double-sided plates in sepia; final blank; yellow cloth blocked in green on spine and front cover, lettered brown on spine. Near fine copy in chipped and slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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WILDER (Thornton Niven). The bridge of San Luis Rey. Illustrated Edition. Woodcuts by Clare Leighton. Longmans, Green and Co., 1929. Sq.lge.post 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title page; title-page printed in red and black; imprint leaf followed by blank at end; frontispiece with tissue guard, and fifteen wood-engraved illustrations, all superbly printed upon fine ivory-toned paper and tipped onto leaves of text-paper; cerise buckram, ruled blind, blocked with author's signature gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. cerise, fore-edges rough trimmed. End-papers foxed at inner edges, and corner of one leaf creased; otherwise a very nice copy.

First illustrated edition.

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WILDER (Thornton). The woman of Andros. Longmans, Green and Co., 1930. Sq.8vo; two blanks and advertisement leaf precede half-title; title-page printed in black and lavender; final blank; blue buckram, ruled blind, blocked with author's signature gilt, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. blue, fore-edges rough-trimmed.



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WILDER (Thornton Niven). Heaven's My destination. Longmans, Green and Co., December 1934. Final blank; pp.[viii]+[245]+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; light scarlet cloth lettered black on front cover and spine, blocked black on spine; lower-edges uncut. Near fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper torn at one fold.



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WILDER (Thornton). The Ides of march. Longmans, Green and Co, 1948. Sq.8vo; title-page printed in blue and black; final blank; dark blue buckram blocked with author's signature gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. blue, fore-edges uncut. End-papers and edges foxed; otherwise fine in frayed and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.



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WILKINS (Mary E. [i.e., Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman]). Understudies: Short Stories. Illustrated. London and New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1901. Half-title not called for; blank precedes half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard; title-page printed in orange and black; twenty-five half-tone plates, mostly by C. Broughton, but one each signed Wm. L. Jacobs and M.J. Sweeney, and several others unsigned; final blank; pp.[viii]+[230]+[ii]; leaf green fine linen, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Virtually fine copy.

First edition, English issue, first state of text, the verso of the final leaf being blank: in the second state it is is printed with advertisements (priced in dollars). Printed (and probably bound) in the U.S.A. Blanck, 6365, giving no details of the English issue, which had evidently not been seen. The design of the binding differs from that of all the American issues.

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WILKINS (Mary E. [i.e., Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman]). Understudies: Short Stories. Illustrated. London and New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1901. Half-title not called for; blank precedes half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard; title-page printed in orange and black; twenty-five half-tone plates, mostly by C. Broughton, but one each signed Wm. L. Jacobs and M.J. Sweeney, and several others unsigned; integral advertisement leaf at end, bearing dollar prices; pp.[viii]+[230]+[ii]; leaf green fine linen, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Front end-paper slightly damaged, probably by the removal of a bookplate; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

First edition, English issue, second state of text, the verso of the final leaf bearing advertisements: in the first state it is blank. Printed (and probably bound) in the U.S.A. Blanck, 6365, giving no details of the English issue, which had evidently not been seen. The design of the binding differs from that of all the American issues.

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WILKINS (Mary E. [i.e., Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman]). The portion Of labor. Illustrated. Harper & Brothers, Publishers London and New York, 1901. Double cr.16mo; half-title not called for; blank precedes half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard by Jay Hambidge; seven half-tone plates, mostly unsigned, but one each signed A.E. Keller and Jay Hambidge; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+[563]+[i (blank)]+[iv]; dark blue buckram, ruled, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fine copy of a scarce title.

First edition, English issue. Printed (and probably bound) in the U.S.A. Blanck, 6365, giving no details of the English issue, which had evidently not been seen. This copy corresponds with the first printing variant noted by Blanck for the American issue in having both the signature mark ‘D' present on p.[49] (the last page of Chapter IV) and 4pp. integral advertisements present at the end instead of the 2pp.noted by Blank in the issue with the signature mark lacking. They are, however, English advertisements. The publisher seems to have shown some schitzophrenia over the design of the volume in that page numbers sometimes appear immediately below the last line of text on short pages at the end of chapters, and sometimes those pages are left unnumbered. Since signature marks appear throughout on the same line as the page number, they too there are raised - and retain that position even when the number itself does not appear. In the present volume, page numbers appear at the end of chapters VII, VIII, IX, X, XVI, XXIII, XXXIV, XXXVI, XXXVII, XLIV, XLV, XLVI, XLVIII, XLIX, LII, LIII, LV, and LVIII. This does not reflect a mixture of sheets from two different printings since both variants are sometimes found within one gathering. Our own hypothesis is that the text was originally set with the page numbers present at all chapter ends, but the somewhat odd effect of this being disliked, they were then, rather inefficiently, removed, and it is possible that in the course of achieving this the first signature mark to appear on such a page was removed also - but later restored when it was decided to keep the similarly placed signature marks ‘U' and ‘S'. This would reverse Blanck's hypothetical order of printing for the two states of the American edition, but it is more probable likewise in our view that two pages of advertisements should be expanded to four to utilise an unprofitable blank than that they should be suppressed to create one.

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WILKINS FREEMAN (Mary E.). The shoulders Of Atlas. A Novel. New York and London, Harper & Brothers Publishers, [June,] 1908. Two integral blanks at front, serving as end-papers; half-title not called for; tipped-in lithographic frontispiece with tissue guard; blank at end; pp.[viii]+[294]+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed bright green cloth, blocked and embossed blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine. Fine copy.

Blanck, 6388: first edition, English issue, the verso of the title-page bearing rubber-stamped in black: Printed in U.S. of America. The English and American editions appear to have been issued simultaneously, though the import into England was probably quite small, the publisher having not in this instance, as would have been usual with them, prepared an English title-page reading ‘London and New York'.

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WILLIAMS (Charles [i.e. Walter Stansby]). James I. Arthur Barker Ltd., 21 Garrick Street, Covent Garden, 1934. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece printed in sepia; final blank; blue cloth, ruled and lettered gilt, panelled black, on spine. Covers faded and a little marked; otherwise a nice copy.



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WILLIAMS (Eric). The Wooden horse. Collins, 14 St. James's Place London, 1949. Imp.16mo in half sheets; pp.256; teak-brown cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy in frayed dust-wrapper with several small chips.



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WILLIAMS (Hugo). No particular place to go. Jonathan Cape, 1981. Double lge.post 16mo; final blank; very dark brown boards, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt down spine; end-papers printed with map in brown. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Impressions of America.

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WILLIAMS (Raymond). People of the Black Mountains. 1 The Beginning . . . Chatto & Windus, London, 1989. Short double demy 16mo format, perfect bound; map follows title-page; chronology leaf and blank at end; pp.[vi]+[358]+[i]+[iii]; white glazed card wrappers, cut flush, printed, with reversed out lettering, in black; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

Uncorrected Proof copy: the advertised size of the volume was Met Royal 8vo, and the publication date September 1989.

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WILLIAMS (Tennessee). The Roman spring Of Mrs. Stone. A New Directions Book, 1950. Lge.post 8vo; blank, half-title, advertisement leaf, title-page, dedication leaf, and fly-title to Part One, precede first page of text; final blank; black buckram, blocked yellow on front cover, lettered yellow down spine. Fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

The inside back flap of the dust-wrapper includes an advertisement for ‘I rise in Flame' a title by Williams "To be published in a limited edition in late 1951."

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WILLIAMSON (C[harles].N[orris]. & A[lice].M[uriel].). The motor maid. Hodder and Stoughton, London 1909. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and six plates, by Paul Hardy; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[iv]+309+[i (blank)]+[vi]; blue-green fine linen, blocked pictorially black and scarlet, lettered black-outlined scarlet and black, and with full-colour pictorial paper onlay, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Edge of onlay just a trifle rubbed; a little scattered foxing, mostly very light; otherwise a nice copy.

One of the Williamsons early motoring novels, all of which are now quite scarce. There is no llist of illustrations, but they are bound in to face pp.10, 66, 118, 144, 252, and 292.

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WILLIAMSON (C[harles].N[orris]. & A[lice].M[uriel].). The motor maid. Hodder and Stoughton, London 1909. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and six plates, by Paul Hardy; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[iv]+309+[i (blank)]+[vi]; blue-green fine linen, blocked pictorially black and scarlet, lettered black-outlined scarlet and black, and with full-colour pictorial paper onlay, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Cloth of spine slightly darkened and gilt oxydised; a little scattered foxing; one plate reinserted, and frayed a little at extreme top margin; otherwise a nice copy.

One of the Williamsons early motoring novels, all of which are now quite scarce. There is no list of illustrations, but they are bound in to face pp.10, 66, 108, 128, 144, and 292.

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WILLIAMSON (Henry). The old stag: Stories. London & New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, Ltd., October 1926. Small woodcut device on title; leaf bearing small woodcut device at end; vertically faint herring-bone ribbed dark red cloth, lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. dark red, lower-edges rough trimmed. Small ownership inscription erased from front pastedown, leaving some thinning; a very little scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.



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WILLIAMSON (Henry). The old stag: Stories. London & New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, Ltd., October 1926. Small woodcut device on title; leaf bearing small woodcut device at end; pp.[viii]+298+[ii]; horizontally faint herring-bone ribbed dark red cloth, lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. dark red, lower-edges rough trimmed. Cloth of spine very slightly faded; otherwise a fine copy.



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WILLIAMSON (Henry). The pathway. Jonathan Cape 30 Bedford Square, 1928. Light green smooth cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. A very good working copy.



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WILLIAMSON (Henry). The Village book. Illustrated, twice only, by Sketches from the original MS. Jonathan Cape, 1930. Lge,post 8vo; limitation leaf before half-title; portrait frontispiece; two illustrations in the text from sketches by the author; final blank; quarter pigskin ruled blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, green cloth sides, front cover blocked gilt with design by the author; brown and yellow headband; t.e.g., others uncut. Cloth a little faded and foxed; small crease at tail of spine, due to an original binding fault; otherwise a fine, unopened, copy.

One of an edition limited to 504 copies signed by the author.

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WILLIAMSON (Henry). The Village book. Illustrated, twice only, by Sketches from the original MS. Jonathan Cape, 1930. Lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title; portrait frontispiece; two illustrations in the text from sketches by the author; final blank; light brown cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked gilt on front cover with design by the author, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Covers slightly snagged at fore-edges, and a little marked; otherwise a very nice copy.



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WILLIAMSON (Henry). As the sun shines. Faber and Faber Limited, 1941. Yellow cloth, blocked and lettered red on front cover, lettered red on spine; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Unobtrusive library stamp on front paste-down; small scuff on front free end-paper; otherwise a near-fine copy in a slightly frayed and faded dust-wrapper.



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WILLIAMSON (Henry). The Phasian bird. Faber and Faber, 1948. Blank before half-title, final blank; blue boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Spine and edges of boards a trifle faded; edges darkened; otherwise a nice copy in frayed and chipped dust-wrapper.



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WILLIAMSON (Henry). Young Phillip Maddison. Macdonald & Co., (Publishers) Ltd., 1953. Double cr.16mo; tailpiece designed by the author; deep scarlet boards lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The third novel in the sequence ‘A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight'.

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WILLIAMSON (Henry). The Children of Shallowford: A companion book to A Clear Water Stream. Faber and Faber, 1959. Lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title, three at end; light brown wrappers, cut flush, printed black on front wrapper, and up spine. First two gatherings on poor quality paper, and embrowned; otherwise a very nice copy.

Proof copy. Enlarged and extensively revised edition, including a version of three chapters originally in ‘Goodbye West Country'. An ‘Epigraph' updates the volume to the present time. First edition thus.

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WILLIAMSON (Henry). The power of The dead. Macdonald, 1963. Tailpiece designed by the author; 3pp. integral advertisements at end; scarlet rough buckram surfaced cloth letered gilt on spine. Virtually fine in minutely frayed dust-wrapper.

The eleventh novel in the sequence ‘A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight'.

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WILLIAMSON (Henry). Lucifer Before Sunrise. Macdonald, 1967. Double cr.16mo; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; dark charcoal boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The fourteenth novel in the cycle, ‘A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight'.

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WILLIAMSON (Henry). The Scandaroon. Illustrations by Ken Lilly. Macdonald, London, 1972. Vignette on title, and other illustrations on text paper; pp.152; full dark blue morocco grain rexine, blocked gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt down spine; pale blue end-papers; blue and white headband, pale blue silk marker; a.e.g.; dark blue crushed-morocco-grain rexine covered slip case. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 250 numbered copies signed by the author.

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WILSON (Angus). Late Call. Secker & Warburg, 1964. Double cr.16mo; two blanks at end; pale brown cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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WILSON (Angus). As If By Magic. Secker & Warburg, 1973. Double demy 16mo; pp.415+[i (blank)]; dull greyish purple boards lettered and with two taper rules gilt on spine. Very nice copy in rather frayed dust-wrapper.

Signed by the author on the front end-paper. One of a special signed issue produced for the New Fiction Society, bearing their label over the publisher's imprint on the spine of the dust-wrapper, and their rubber-stamped monogram and issue note on the front end-paper.

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WILSON (A.N.). C.S. Lewis: A biography. Collins, 8 Grafton Street, London W1, 1990. Double med.16mo; four double-sided plates from photographs; pp.xviii+334; maroon cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on flat spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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WILSON (Colin). Religion and the rebel. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1957. Double cr.16mo; final blank; blue boards lettered gilt on spine. Boards bruised at corners; pencil notes on front end-paper and throughout text (v. note); a few corners creased.

A review copy later marked up for transcription into braille. The author's second book.

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WILSON (Colin). The strength to dream: Literature and the Imagination. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1962. Double demy 16mo; blue boards blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Slight foxing of prelims. and edges; otherwise a very nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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WILSON (Romer). If all These young men. Methuen and Co. Ltd., 1919. Old cream linen grain cloth, lettered black on front cover and spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Small ink-spot on fore-edges of first few leaves; otherwise a nice copy.



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WINTER (John Strange [i.e., Mrs. Arthur Stannard].). Lost: A sweetheart. London, F.V. White & Co., Limited, 14, Bedford Street, Strand, W.C., 1903. Globe 8vo; 7pp. publisher's and author's (v. note!) advertisements at end; pp.121+[vii]; light buff wrappers printed pictorially from wood-engraved blocks on front wrapper in very dark green, black, and scarlet, lettered in blue down spine, back wrapper probably printed with advertisements; inside front wrapper printed with advertisements in black (‘Birkbeck Bank' and ‘Whelpton's Pills'); issued without end-papers. Back wrapper and most of backstrip lacking; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce title.

Published at One Shilling. This title not amongst the extensive Woolf holdings of this author. The advertisements include three-pages devoted to "John Strange Winter's Hair Food, Which may be obtained at all Chemists and Drug Stores" or from the author herself by application to her publishers! The "Sole Wholesale Agents" were Messrs. Burgoyne, Burbidges & Co....

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WINTER (John Strange [i.e., Mrs. Arthur Stannard].). Sly-boots. John Long, 13 and 14 Norris Street, Haymarket, 1904. Post 8vo; pp.304; bevelled navy blue and scarlet diagonally fine ribbed clloth, divided horizontally, lettered gilt on blue (top) half, lettered and with short rules black on scarlet (lower) half, of front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. Nice copy. Scarce.

This title not amongst the extensive Woolf holdings of this author.

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WODEHOUSE (P.G.). Jill the Reckless. Herbert Jenkins Limited, 3 York Street St. James's, London S.W.1, 1922. 6pp. integral advertisements at end; greenish grey fine linen grain cloth, blocked and lettered with publisher's device black on back cover, ruled and lettered black on front cover and spine. Some foxing of edges; otherwise a nice copy.



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WODEHOUSE (P.G.). Carry on, Jeeves! Herbert Jenkins Limited, 3 York Street St. James's London S.W.1, 1925. Sm.double cr.16mo; pp.256; lime green fine linen grain cloth, blocked and lettered black on sides, lettered black on spine. Slight photochemical brightening of spine; otherwise a very nice copy.



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WODEHOUSE (P.G.). Summer Lightning. Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1929. 2pp. integral advertisements at end; diagonally fine ribbed orange cloth ruled and lettered on spine and front cover, blocked and lettered with publisher's device on back cover, blocked with publisher's device on spine, all in black. Spine and edges of covers faded; small original binding fault affecting blank lower corner of last few leaves; otherwise a virtually fine copy.



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WODEHOUSE (P.G.). Lord Emsworth And others. Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1937. 8pp. integral advertisements at end; crimson cloth lettered black on front cover, blocked with publisher's device and lettered black on spine and back cover; t.e. orange. Fine copy.



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WODEHOUSE (P.G.). Summer Moonshine. Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1938. 8pp. integral advertisements at end; scarlet cloth blocked and lettered with publisher's device black on back cover, lettered black on front cover, blocked with publisher's device and lettered black on spine. Spine slightly faded, top- edges slightly stained; otherwise a fine copy.

First English edition.

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WODEHOUSE (P.G.). Full moon. Herbert Jenkins Limited, 3 Duke of York Street, St. James's, N.D. [1947]. Lge.16mo; two blanks at end serving as end-papers; diagonally fine ribbed orange cloth lettered black on sides and spine, ruled black on spine, blocked with publisher's device black on spine and back cover. Covers a little marked, but a fine copy internally.

First English edition, first binding.

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WODEHOUSE (P.G.). Full moon. Herbert Jenkins Limited, 3 Duke of York Street, St. James's, N.D. [1947]. Lge.16mo; two blanks at end serving as end-papers; orange cloth lettered black on sides and spine, ruled black on spine, blocked with publisher's device black on spine and back cover. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper with one minute chip on back panel.

First English edition, second binding. The dust-wrapper is of a late issue, with a sticker reading ‘Barrie & Jenkins £1.50' obscuring the original published price of ‘8/6 net'.

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WODEHOUSE (P.G.). Uncle Dynamite. Herbert Jenkins Limited, N.D. [1948]. Double cr.16mo; advertisement leaf at end followed by two blanks serving as end-papers; orange cloth lettered black on sides and spine, ruled black on spine, blocked with publisher's device black on spine and back cover. Fine copy in dust-wrapper marked slightly on spine, and peeled somewhat on back panel.

From the library of the bibliographer and scholar Tage la Cour, the principal translator of Wodehouse into Danish, and bearing his book-plate on the front paste-down.

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WODEHOUSE (P.G.). Spring fever. Herbert Jenkins Limited, N.D. [1948]. Double cr.16mo; orange cloth blocked and lettered with publisher's device black on back cover, lettered black on front cover, ruled, blocked with publisher's device, and lettered black on spine. Spine faded, otherwise virtually fine.



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WODEHOUSE (P.G.). The mating season. Herbert Jenkins Limited, N.D. [1949]. Double cr.16mo; orange cloth blocked and lettered with publisher's device black on back cover, lettered black on front cover, ruled, blocked with publisher's device, and lettered black on spine. Very nice copy.



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WODEHOUSE (P.G.). Jeeves and the Feudal spirit. Herbert Jenkins, 1954. Lge.16mo; red boards lettered black on spine, blocked with publisher's device and lettered black on back cover. Nice copy.



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WODEHOUSE (P.G.). Cocktail time. Herbert Jenkins, 1958. Double post 16mo; integral advertisement leaf at end; crimson boards, blocked and lettered with publisher's device black on back cover, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in nicked dust-wrapper.



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WOOLF (Leonard). The village In the jungle. By L.S. Woolf. Edward Arnold, 1913. Half-title not called for; conjugate leaf with dedication (‘To V.W.') follows title-page; 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end, dated February, 1913; royal blue linen-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed. Gilt of imprint a trifle dull; end-papers very slightly cracking, but not weak; small scuff on front end-paper caused by adherence of bookplate; two leaves of catalogue badly opened; otherwise a nice copy of a book that is surprisingly scarce.

From the library of David Garnett, with his engraved armorial bookplate, designed by Reynolds Stone, on the front paste-down. A pleasant association between two of the central members of the Bloomsbury circle.

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WOOLF (L.S.). The wise virgins: A Story of Words, Opinions, and A few Emotions. Edward Arnold, 1914. 8pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end; rich brown linen grain cloth, ruled grey, lettered black, on front cover and spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Cloth at head of spine a trifle frayed, and covers very slightly marked; prelims. lightly foxed; back free end-paper lacking; otherwise in general nice.

Leonard Woolf's second novel, if anything somewhat scarcer than his first. Review copy, bearing the publisher's ‘Presentation Copy' rubber stamp on the title-page. "The story is concerned with two very different sides of London life, a circle of highly sophisticated, intellectual, and artistic people, and an unsophisticated suburban family. Between the two moves a young artist who carries the ‘modern' ideas of the intellectuals into the unintellectual heart of a suburban young lady." - publisher's description, in the catalogue. Virginia Woolf's second novel, ‘Night and Day', published in 1919, was to deal, though in a somewhat different way, with the same milieu, and the two books must be seen, in a sense, as companion volumes.

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WOOLF (Leonard). The Wise virgins: A Story of Words, Opinions And a few Emotions. With an Introduction By Ian Parsons. 1979, The Hogarth Press, London. Extra double cr.16mo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; pp.[4]+xvi+247+[v]; scarlet cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Second edition of a book published originally in 1914 - and the first appearance of this Introduction. "The story is concerned with two very different sides of London life, a circle of highly sophisticated, intellectual, and artistic people, and an unsophisticated suburban family. Between the two moves a young artist who carries the ‘modern' ideas of the intellectuals into the unintellectual heart of a suburban young lady." - publisher's description, in the catalogue of the first edition. Virginia Woolf's second novel, ‘Night and Day', published in 1919, was to deal, though in a somewhat different way, with the same milieu, and the two books must be seen, in a sense, as companion volumes. This copy, purchased from the publisher's file, has a copyright notice recording the copyright holder as "Leonard Woolf 1914". Woolf's name has been crossed through (he being in fact deceased) and that of the actual copyright holder "M.T. Parsons" substituted in ink. Possibly an advance copy or final stage of the proof.

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WOOLF (Leonard). The Wise virgins: A Story of Words, Opinions And a few Emotions. With an Introduction By Ian Parsons. 1979, The Hogarth Press, London. Extra double cr.16mo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; pp.[4]+xvi+247+[v]; scarlet cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Second edition of a book published originally in 1914 - and the first appearance of this Introduction. "The story is concerned with two very different sides of London life, a circle of highly sophisticated, intellectual, and artistic people, and an unsophisticated suburban family. Between the two moves a young artist who carries the ‘modern' ideas of the intellectuals into the unintellectual heart of a suburban young lady." - publisher's description, in the catalogue of the first edition. Virginia Woolf's second novel, ‘Night and Day', published in 1919, was to deal, though in a somewhat different way, with the same milieu, and the two books must be seen, in a sense, as companion volumes. This copy, purchased from the publisher's file, has an incorrect copyright notice recording the copyright holder as "Leonard Woolf 1914". He being in fact deceased, it should have read "M.T. Parsons". Possibly an advance copy or final stage of the proof.

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WOOLF (L.S.). International Government: Two reports by L.S. Woolf Prepared for the Fabian Research department. With an introduction by Bernard Shaw. George Allen & Unwin Ltd., Ruskin House, 40 Museum Street, W.C.1, 1916. Short demy 8vo; pp.[xxiv]+388; diagonally fine ribbed dull purple cloth, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The publisher's File Copy, bearing their rubber stamp to this effect on the front end-paper. The Second Edition, adding a Note to the Second Edition, and an additional 20pp. chapter on ‘The Danube Commission'.

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WOOLF (Leonard). Stories Of the East. Printed and published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf At the Hogarth Press, Hogarth House, Richmond [Surrey], 1921. Cr.8vo, printed in half-sheets; binder's blank at front and back; blank precedes title; half-title not called for; wire stitched; buff wrappers printed in red on front wrapper; uncut edges; issued without end-papers. Light staining of front cover and spine; title-page badly opened, with two or three closed tears in upper margin; staples a little rusted, as almost always; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce title.

Woolmer 16. One of 300 copies. The twelfth of thirty-five books hand-set and printed by the Woolfs. Of the three stories in the volume, the second, "Pearls and Swine", was hailed by the Daily Mail as "one of the greatest stories of the world"! (Virginia Woolf, ‘The Question of Things Happening', p.470).

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[WOOLF (Leonard).]. The autobiography of Countess Sophie Tolstoi. With preface and notes by Vasilii Spiridonov. Translated by S.S. Koteliansky and Leonard Woolf. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, Paradise Road, Richmond, [Surrey,] 1922. Sm.cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; white boards marbled blue and yellow, paper label on front cover and down flat spine. Some wear to spine at head and tail, and spine faded; edges of covers very slightly rubbed; otherwise a fine copy.

Woolmer, 25. One thousand copies were printed. Issued without a printed dust-wrapper.

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WOOLF (Leonard). Essays On Literature, history, politics, etc. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1927. Post 8vo; light caramel beaded linen-grain cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy.

Woolmer, 153, describing the book as of cr.8vo format. One thousand copies of the book were printed, of which 350 are said to have been pulped. The section on literature includes essays on Jonson, Hazlitt, Herbert Spencer, Stevenson, Samuel Butler, Conrad, Hudson, George Moore, etc.

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[WOOLF (Leonard).]. Edited by Leonard Woolf: The Intelligent man's Way to Prevent war By Sir Norman Angell, Professor Gilbert Murray, C.M. Lloyd, C.R. Buxton, Viscount Cecil, W. Arnold-Forster, Professor Harold J. Laski. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 14 Henrietta Street Covent Garden, 1933. Double cr.16mo; pp.[576]; crimson linen-grain boards lettered blue on spine. Slight warping of front board; otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper faded on spine.

As the dust-wrapper emphatically proclaims: "Planned & edited by Leonard Woolf". Woolf's Introduction occupies twelve pages.

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[WOOLF (Leonard).]. Does Capitalism Cause war? With a Foreword by Viscount Cecil. Discussed by Norman Angell, H.N. Brailsford, Harold J. Laski, Leonard Woolf, Frank Hardie, J.P.M. Millar, May Munro, "A Socialist". Editor Henry Brinton. Published by H. & E.R. Brinton 102/5 Shoe Lane, E.C.4 and Maidstone, 1935. Pp.64; yellow wrappers printed in black and red. Very nice copy. Scarce.



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WOOLF (Leonard). Quack, quack! Cheap Edition. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London, W.C., 1936. Cancel title-leaf; 4pp. plates; final leaf a single inset; green ‘Sundour' cloth blocked and lettered copper on spine. Copper slightly darkened on spine; end-papers and facing leaves foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

First edition, second issue.

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WOOLF (Leonard). Barbarians at The gate. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1939. Double cr.16mo; final blank; red boards lettered black on front cover and spine. Near fine copy.

Left Book Club Edition, issued in advance of the trade edition.

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WOOLF (Leonard). The war for Peace. The Labour Book Service, 68-74 Carter Lane, E.C.4, 1940. Double lge.post 16mo; half-title, leaf describing the Labour Book Service, and advertisement leaf precede title-page; white boards printed in light brown. Spine slightly darkened; one corner a trifle bruised; poor quality wartime paper slightly embrowned in some margins; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Complete as issued with the 4pp. f'cap 8vo advertisement printed in red for The Labour Book Service loosely laid in. Bears the words ‘First published, 1940' on verso of title-page.

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[WOOLF (Leonard).]. Morality And happiness By Lan Freed. With a foreword by Leonard Woolf. Williams and Norgate Ltd., Great Russell Street, 1944. Powder blue cloth lettered black on front cover and down spine. Fine copy in very slightly marked dust- wrapper.

Woolf's Foreword occupies two pages.

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WOOLF (Leonard). Principia politica: A study of communal psychology. 1953, The Hogarth Press. Double demy 16mo; pp.319+[i (printer's imprint)]; mottled pale- and reddish- brown rough cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in frayed and chipped dust-wrapper.

The third volume of ‘After the Deluge'.

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WOOLF (Leonard). A Calendar of Consolation A comforting thought For every day in the year Selected by Leonard Woolf. 1967, The Hogarth Press. Lge.post 8vo; final blank; grey boards lettered gilt across and down spine. Fine copy in price clipped dust-wrapper.



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[WOOLF (Leonard).]. [Leonard Woolf's address book.] F'cap 16mo volume, 138pp. with thumb index, gathered in twenty-fours, inscribed on some thirty-three leaves with approximately two hundred and sixty entries, dating apparently from the second and third decades of this century; full morocco. Covers somewhat worn; some dusting and other signs of use, as would be expected.

Interesting for the picture it gives of the range of the more regular of Leonard Woolf's contacts, literary, political, social, and business, during the period when it was compiled.

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