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.

[BORROW (George).]. George Borrow And his circle: Wherein may be found many Hitherto unpublished letters of Borrow and his friends. By Clement King Shorter. Hodder and Stoughton, London, New York, Toronto, 1913. Sq.demy 8vo; half-title not called for; fine photogravure frontispiece printed in sepia, with tissue guard, and ten half-tone plates; numerous illustrations in text (including facsimiles); final blank; pp.[xx]+450+[ii]; quarter brick-red coarse buckram lettered gilt on spine, dark cerise boards; fore- and lower- edges uncut; end-papers coated cerise. Virtually fine, unopened copy, in slightly frayed dust-wrapper. Very scarce thus.

Besides a large number of letters from Borrow, the volume includes a good number of letters to Borrow from correspondents such as Edward FitzGerald, Francis Turner Palgrave, Gordon Hake, Theodore Watts-Dunton, etc., also here first published.

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BOSANQUET (Theodora). Henry James at Work. Printed and published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf At The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London, 1924. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; final blank serving as paste-down; pp.33+[iii (blank)]; cream thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in dark green with a design by Vanessa Bell; text-paper end-papers. Some foxing throughout, as almost always with this title, and spine a little darkened; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as No.3 of ‘The Hogarth Essays', first series. Woolmer, 113. The only volume in the Hogarth Essays series to be hand-printed by the Woolfs.

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BOSANQUET (Theodora). Paul Valéry. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1933. Sm.f'cap 8vo; portrait frontispiece; tangerine cloth, lettered black on spine. Spine very slightly faded; otherwise fine.

Woolmer, 316, recording only a copy measuring six and a quarter by four inches in quarter orange cloth lettered black on spine, cream boards printed in orange. The present copy, in full cloth, measures six and a half by four inches. Altogether 1,000 copies were printed. According to Woolmer, his copy was issued with a clear tissue dust-wrapper printed in black.

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BOSWELL (James) and THRALE (Mrs.). The Impossible Friendship: Boswell and Mrs. Thrale [by] Mary Hyde. 1973, Chatto & Windus, London. Double super roy.16mo; final blank; pp.[xviii]+188+[ii]; cherry red cloth-textured boards, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper with two short tears at top-edge of back panel.

Includes numerous letters and some ms. material here first published.

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BOURCHIER (Dr. Helen). Darry's awakening. By Dr. Helen Bourchier Author of ‘The Ranee's Rubies,' ‘The White Lady of the Zenana,' etc. With Original Illustrations By J. Gillingham. London, Frederick Warne & Co., And New York, N.D. [1907]. (All rights reserved). Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and four plates; cancel title-page with date 1907 pencilled in (v. note); pp.vi+299+[i (printer's imprint)]; 6pp. text-paper advertisements at end; dark red fine-crackle-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, lettered blind and with full-colour lithographic onlay in blind-pressed panel on front cover. Insignificant scratch to onlay; front end-paper with rubber-stamp and notes in pencil and ink (v. note); otherwise a fine copy.

An anglo-Indian novel aimed at young women. The publisher's file copy with their Property Room stamp on the front end-paper, the pencilled note "1907 / P.R. / (6 novels written)" apparently in two different hands, and the later ink instruction to melt the stereos. COPAC records copies only at Oxford, Cambridge, the British Library, and the National Library of Scotland, which may have been advance copies or final book proofs, since they have title-pages which appear to omit the ‘Dr.' from the author's name (and also perhaps the ‘All rights rerserved') as well as bearing the date 1907 at the foot (though Warne's did not normally date their first printings). These differences may explain the cancel. The front cover illustration is by a different artist and is signed ‘G S'.

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BOURNE (George). Change in the Village. Duckworth & Co., 1912. Final blank followed by 20pp. inserted publisher's catalogue; dark blue buckram blocked with publisher's device on centre of back cover, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g. Slight embrowning of end-papers, otherwise an extremely fine copy in dust-wrapper creased on back panel, rubbed a little at folds, and badly chipped on spine; a scarce title, nonetheless, and rare thus.

From the library of Graham Pollard, with his book-label on the front paste-down. "An account of the gradual effacement of the old rural traditions in a Surrey village during recent years, and an enquiry into the present position and outlook of the village labouring people." - note from front panel of dust-wrapper.

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BOWEN (Elizabeth). Ann Lee's: & other stories. Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 44 Museum Street, W.C.1 1926. Pp.[viii]+288; 8pp. publisher's advertisements at end, on text-paper; beaded linen grain dark teak brown cloth, lettered blind on front cover, gilt on spine; fore-edges lightly trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Small, faint, mark on top-edges; otherwise a fine, unopened, copy.

Signed by the author on the front end-paper. The author's very scarce second book, preceded by ‘Encounters' in 1923.

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[BOWEN (Elizabeth)]. [Cover title:] Paper No.1 February 1930. The broadsheet press: Story[:] The Tommy Crans[.] Satire[:] All's well[.] [On back wrapper:] Subscription 4s. a year post free. Single copies 3d each[.] Printed by B. Brown and M. Stewart, 27 Cheyne Walk [London.] Prelims. not called for; pp.10; wire-stabbed into pale grey-blue large wrappers printed outside in black. Wrappers embrowned at edges; otherwise a fine copy. Rare.

The first issue of a monthly series, evidently typeset and printed by hand, and almost certainly a small printing. The story occupies pp.1 - 8, the poem pp.9 and 10. The contents are anonymous, which could not have helped circulation, but ‘The Tommy Crans' was reprinted in ‘The Cat Jumps and other stories' in 1934, and the ms. is at the University of Texas. We hypothesise that the printers (?publishers) must have been friends of Bowen's.

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BOWEN (Elizabeth). Friends and Relations: A novel. Constable & Co Ltd, 1931. Pp.[viii]+280; light brown buckram blocked and lettered blue on front cover and spine; lower edges uncut. Cloth a little bubbled on spine; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription, signed ‘Elizabeth' on the front end-paper. The author's fifth book

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BOWEN (Elizabeth). To the north. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 14 Henrietta Street Covent Garden, 1932. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; pp.318+[ii]; black buckram lettered green on spine. Slight marking of covers; front end-paper slightly scuffed by removal of label; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.



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BOWEN (Elizabeth). The cat jumps And other stories. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1934. Final blank; black cloth, lettered green on spine. Very slight wear to tail of spine; end-papers slightly cracking; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.



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BOWEN (Elizabeth). The house in Paris. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1935. Final blank; pp.318+[ii]; cream card wrappers, printed in black on front wrapper and spine. A nice copy.

Proof copy on proofing paper, differing in at least some respects from the published volume. The front wrapper bears an inscription in blue pencil (a little rubbed), reading: ‘Provisional publication date / Monday August 26th'.

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BOWEN (Elizabeth). The house in Paris. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1935. Final blank; pp.318+[ii]; black slightly rough buckram, lettered gilt on spine. Edges, prelims., and last two leaves a trifle foxed; large ownership inscription dated ‘October 1935' on front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

In this copy gatherings N-Q are printed on a slightly whiter and better quality paper than the rest.

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BOWEN (Elizabeth). The death of The heart. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1938. Final blank; pp.445+[iii]; black buckram lettered gilt on spine. Slight foxing of edges and some margins; gilt oxydised on spine; otherwise a very nice copy in faded and slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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BOWEN (Elizabeth). The death of The heart. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1938. Final blank; pp.445+[iii]; black buckram lettered gilt on spine. Slight wear to covers, otherwise a near fine copy.



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BOWEN (Elizabeth). English novelists. With 8 plates in colour And 19 illustrations in Black & white. William Collins of London, 1942. F'cap 4to; four double sided plates in full colour; numerous black and white illustrations on text paper; white boards printed in maroon. Slight bubbling of front paste-down, spine slightly rubbed at head and tail; otherwise a fine copy in slightly rubbed and frayed dust-wrapper.

Issued as a volume in the Britain in Pictures series.

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BOWEN (Elizabeth). Seven winters: Memories of a Dublin childhood. Longman's, Green and Co., 1943. Sm.4to; cerise fine linen lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Inscription dated ‘Christmas 1943' on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper slightly darkened on the spine.

First trade edition.

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BOWEN (Elizabeth). Anthony Trollope: A new judgement. Geoffrey Cumberledge, Oxford University Press, London New York Toronto, 1946. One gathering, sm.double cr.16mo, sewn into large pale fawn wrappers, printed on front wrapper in red and black, on back wrapper with price in red; blank before half-title, imprint leaf (blank on recto) followed by blank at end; two double-sided plates; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.

In this copy the characters ‘e' and ‘,' in ‘Well,' at l.11, on p.7, are so faint as to be almost lacking. Probable later state of text. Printed at The Curwen Press. The text of a dramatised broadcast made by the BBC on 4 May 1945.

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BOWEN (Elizabeth). The Heat of the day. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, London, 1949. Pp.319+[i (blank)]; mottled beige cloth lettered red on spine and front cover, blocked red on spine; lower-edges uncut. End-papers slightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The first issue, the dust-wrapper not bearing the Book Society Choice laid-on flash.

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BOWEN (Elizabeth). The Heat of the day. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, London, 1949. Pp.319+[i (blank)]; mottled beige cloth lettered red on spine and front cover, blocked red on spine; lower-edges uncut. A fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The second issue, the front panel of the dust-wrapper bearing the Book Society Choice laid-on flash.

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BOWEN (Elizabeth). A Time in Rome. Longmans, 1960. Title printed in black and red; final blank; salmon red boards lettered gilt down spine; powder blue end-papers. End-papers very slightly faded at edges, otherwise a fine copy in slightly marked and torn dust-wrapper strengthened on verso.



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BOWEN (Elizabeth). The Little girls. Jonathan Cape, 1964. Two blanks at end; yellow boards blocked with publisher's device and lettered silver on spine; t.e. red; white end-papers printed in grey. Inscription on half-title page; otherwise a fine copy in very slightly marked dust-wrapper.



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BOWEN (John). The Truth Will not Help Us: Embroidery on an Historical theme. 1956, Chatto & Windus, London. Sm.double cr.8vo; final blank; pp.[206]+[ii]; lime green cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in nicked dust-wrapper.

Set in Leith in 1704-5.

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BOWEN (Marjorie [i.e., Gabrielle Margaret Vere Campbell, otherwise Long]). The viper of Milan: a romance Of Lombardy. London, Alston Rivers, Ltd., 1906. Sm.cr.8vo; title-page printed in scarlet and black; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.viii+348+iv; deep leaf-green rough buckram, blocked in scarlet and black, lettered black, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Cloth a little creased at head of spine; scattered light foxing; in general however a very nice copy.

The author's scarce first book. NCBEL, 4:536

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BOWEN (Marjorie [i.e., Gabrielle Margaret Vere Campbell, otherwise Long]). The Rake's progress. London, William Rider & Son, Limited, 1912. Sm.double cr.16mo; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘*' precedes half-title; five leaves integral advertisements at end; pp.[2]+vi+302+10; pinkish-red fine linen-grain cloth blocked and lettered blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Slight marking of covers; small, barely perceptible, restoration to cloth at head of joints; two or three small corners creased; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's ninth or tenth book: published the same month as ‘Lover's Knots'. NCBEL, 4:536

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BOWEN (Marjorie [i.e., Gabrielle Margaret Vere Campbell, otherwise Long]). God's playthings. Smith, Elder & Co., 15, Waterloo Place, 1912. Lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title; title-page printed in red and black; mottled red rough buckram, ruled blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Light foxing of first and last few leaves; otherwise virtually a fine copy.

Historical novel, set at the time of the Monmouth Rebellion. The author's eleventh book. NCBEL, 4:536

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BOWEN (Marjorie [i.e., Gabrielle Margaret Vere Campbell, otherwise Long]). Dickon: An historical romance. Hodder and Stoughton, Publishers, N.D. [1929]. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; light blue rough buckram, ruled blind, blocked and lettered black, on front cover, blocked with publisher's monogram, ruled, and lettered black on spine. Fine copy in slightly darkened pictorial dust-wrapper with one short closed tear.

The correct first printing. The author's Preface is dated February 1929; the integral advertisements include a notice of ‘Red Aces' by Edgar Wallace, published in July of that year, beneath the heading ‘New and Forthcoming Novels'. NCBEL, 4:536

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BOWEN (Marjorie [i.e., Gabrielle Margaret Vere Campbell, otherwise Long]). Exits and Farewells: Being some Account of The Last Days of Certain Historical Characters well- Known in their own times. Selwyn & Blount (1928) Ltd., Paternoster House, Paternoster Row, E.C.4, N.D. [1929]. Two blanks before half-title, serving as end-papers though included in the pagination; pp.288; black buckram, buff paper spine label. Nice copy.

The Author's Foreword is dated July, 1929. NCBEL, 4:537, giving the date of publication as ‘[1930]'.

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BOWEN (Marjorie [i.e., Gabrielle Margaret Vere Campbell, otherwise Long]). The English Paragon. Hodder and Stoughton, N.D. [1930]. Pp.319+[iii (blank)]; black buckram, cream paper spine label. Nice copy.

NCBEL, 4:537

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[BOWLES (Paul).]. Mohamed Choukri: Tennessee Williams In Tangier. Translated from the Arabic By Paul Bowles. Foreword by Gavin Lambert. Note by Tennessee Williams. Cadmus Editions, 1979, Santa Barbara. F'cap 8vo format, perfect bound; blank before half-title; portrait frontispiece, printed in black and buff, on verso of half-title; biographical note leaf, followed by limitation leaf, and blank, at end; pp.96; cream self-wrappers printed in black on front wrapper and down spine, folded over unprinted cream card boards; rich brown free end-papers; paste-downs not called for. Fine copy in tissue dust-wrapper.

One of 1,300 copies in wrappers of a total edition of 1,526.

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BOYD (William). An ice-cream war. Hamish Hamilton, London, 1982. Demy 8vo format, notch-bound; one map in text; final blank; pp.[xii]+370+[ii]; glazed dark blue cloth-textured boards blocked with publisher's initials device and down-lettered, gilt, on spine. Owner's name on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The author's third novel.

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BRADBURY (Malcolm). Phogey! Or How to have class In a classless society. Drawings by Smilby. Max Parrish, [55 Queen anne Street,] London [W1], 1960. Double cr.16mo; illustrations in text; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; pp.124+[iv]; blue cloth-textured boards lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The author's second book.

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BRADBURY (Malcolm). Why come to Slaka? Secker & Warburg, London, 1986. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.96; glazed white boards printed on front board in black and colour, down spine and on back board in black; issued without a dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

In our experience, not a common title.

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BRADBURY (Malcolm). My Strange Quest for Mensonge, Structuralism's Hidden Hero. With a Foreword / Afterword By Michel Tardieu (Professor of Structuralist Narratology, University of Paris). Translated by David Lodge. Andre Deutsch, 1987. Post 8vo; frontispiece portrait on text-paper; pp.[vi (including frontispiece)]+104; black fine linen-textured boards lettered silver down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Second impression in same month as the first.

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BRADDON (M.E.). Miranda. Hutchinson & Co., 1913. Title-page printed in red and black; publisher's 36pp. inserted catalogue at end, dated Autumn 1913; diagonally fine-ribbed crimson cloth, ruled blind on front cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Small damp-splash affecting cloth of front cover; insignificant crease in front end-paper, due to an original binding fault; otherwise a very nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed inscription, dated ‘October 4th 1913' occupying whole of half-title page. A scarce late title. Sadleir, 313; Hubin, p.44. Not criminous.

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BRADLEY (Professor A.C., Litt.D.). Shelley's view of poetry: A lecture. The English Association, N.D. [1907]. Grey wrappers printed in black, the front wrapper serving as title-page; wire-stitched. Staples rusted away, leaving looseness and slight staining; old crease in front wrapper; otherwise a fine copy.

English Association Leaflet No.4.

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BRADLEY (H. Dennis). [Cover title:] The Babe in Babylon. [London, c.1933]. F'cap 16mo, one half-sheet gathering; first leaf bearing title, serving as front wrapper; final leaf blank, serving as back wrapper; front wrapper, first and last page of text, printed in red and black; letter printed in blue and black on grey paper, one sheet 4to, folded in four, loosely laid in, as issued. Nice copy. Rare.

An amusing pacifist attack on the disarmament negotiations, possibly with Buddhist overtones, written as a dialogue. The undated letter makes clear that the booklet was issued as a New Year's greeting. Dated from internal evidence.

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BRAGG (Melvyn). The Second Inheritance. Secker & Warburg, 1966. Double cr.16mo; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; olive boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in torn dust-wrapper.



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BRAGG (Melvyn). Josh Lawton. Secker & Warburg, 1972. Double demy 16mo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; sage green boards lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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BRAGG (Melvyn). The Silken Net. Secker & Warburg, 1974. Double demy 16mo; two blanks at end; black boards lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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BRAHMS (Caryl) & SIMON (S.J.). Trottie True. Michael Joseph Ltd., 20 Bloomsbury Street, 1946. Sm.double cr.16mo; final blank; pp.237+[iii]; light red cloth blocked and lettered silver on spine; end-papers printed pictorially black and blue. Cloth of spine faded; otherwise a nice copy.

The end-papers were designed by Berkeley Sutcliffe.

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BRAINE (John). Room at the top. Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1957. Brown printed wrappers, cut flush, paper label on front wrapper; made up without end-papers. Back wrapper and corner of last leaf a little creased; otherwise a very nice copy.

Rough Uncorrected Proof Copy on proofing paper. A note written in ink on the upper wrapper gives the publication date as March 14th, and adds: "Names of people and places will be changed after [sic!] publication."

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BRAINE (John). Room at the top. Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1957. Green boards lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed and strengthened dust- wrapper, just a little marked at head of spine.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed inscription on the title-page. The dust-wrapper is the correct first issue.

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BRAINE (John). Room at the top. Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1957. Green boards lettered gilt on spine. Near-fine copy in slightly embrowned and frayed dust-wrapper, just a little marked at head of spine.

The dust-wrapper is the correct first issue.

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BRAINE (John). The Jealous God. 1964, Eyre & Spottiswoode. Blank before half-title; sage green boards, panelled gilt, lettered gilt and sage green through gilt on spine. Near-fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

With the author's contemporary signature on the title-page.

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BRAINE (John). Waiting For Sheila. Eyre Methuen, 1976. Tall double cr.16mo; three blanks at end; white wrappers, cut flush, printed black on front wrapper, hand-lettered down spine in brown in an unidentified hand. Very slight marking of wrappers, otherwise a fine copy.

Uncorrected Proof Copy. Scheduled for publication in June 1976. With the signature of the author on the title-page.

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BRAMAH (Ernest [i.e., Ernest Bramah Smith]). The Wallet of Kai Lung. Grant Richards, 1900. Final blank; lightly mottled jade green cloth, ruled and lettered black, blocked pictorially black, white, and yellow, on front cover, lettered black on spine. Very slight fading of spine, but a near-fine copy.

First issue, with the half-title present.

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BRAMAH (Ernest [i.e., Ernest Bramah Smith]). [A collection in the series] Short Stories of To-day and Yesterday. Ernest Bramah. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1929. Near-fine copy.

The first appearance of this collection containing of a representative selection of Bramah's stories.

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BRAMAH (Ernest). A Little Flutter. Cassell and Company, Ltd., June 1932. Cancel title (v. note). Near fine copy of a scarce title.

First edition, second issue: identical with the first issue of August 1930, but with a cancel title-page designating this the ‘Popular Edition' and giving the new date.

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BRAMAH (Ernest [i.e., Ernest Bramah Smith]). The moon of much Gladness. Related by Kai Lung. Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1932. Two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; pebble grain deep jade cloth, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Slight wear to head and tail of spine, and some slight fading of cloth; edges, prelims, and last leaves a little foxed; otherwise a nice copy.



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BRASILLACH (Robert). Youth Goes over. A Novel by Robert Brasillach. London, Chatto & Windus, 1938. Extra lge.post 8vo; leaf blank but for printer's imprint on verso followed by blank at end; pp.[viii]+396+[i]+[i]+[ii]; light brown smooth linen, panelled white, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; t.e.brown, lower-edges uncut. Light damp-marking of covers, but a nice copy in frayed and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.

Translated by Warre B. Wells from ‘Comme le temps passe'. The first of Brasillach's novels to be translated into English.

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BRAUTIGAN (Richard). Trout fishing in America: A novel. Jonathan Cape, 1970. Demy 8vo; three blanks at end, serving as end-papers; white boards printed in black and salmon pink. Near fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition. Published in America in 1967.

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BRIDGE (Ann [Lady Mary Dolling Saunders O'Malley]). Enchanter's nightshade: A Novel. London, Chatto & Windus, 1937. Printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.[viii]+397+[i (blank)]+[ii]; slate blue cloth, blocked green and salmon pink, lettered green, on spine; t.e. grey-green, other edges uncut. Nice copy.

Inscribed in pencil ‘G A F's copy' on the front end-paper: an advance copy, purchased by us from the publisher's file.

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BRIDGE (Ann [Lady Mary Dolling Saunders O'Malley]). The Dark moment. A Novel. 1952, Chatto & Windus, London. Extra cr.8vo; pp.376; light sea-green cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. salmon pink. Very nice copy in frayed dust-wrapper with closed tear in back panel.

Set in Turkey at the time of the revolution. Includes a fine portrait of Mustafa Kemal.

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BRIDGE (Ann [Lady Mary Dolling Saunders O'Malley]). Facts And fictions. 1968, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; reddish brown boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.



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[BRIDGES (Robert)]. Bibliographies of Modern authors No.1. Robert Bridges. Leslie Chaundy & Co., 1921. Text printed in red and black; white card wrappers; a.e. uncut. Nice copy.

The compiler of the bibliography is not named, but it is stated that Bridges himself revised the proofs. More of a check-list than a bibliography, and not complete.

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BRIDGES (Robert). Collected Essays papers &c. Of Robert Bridges. IV A critical Introduction To Keats. Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford, London, 1929. Lge.16mo; final blank; grey wrappers yapped at fore and lower edges, front wrapper printed black; a.e. uncut. Wrappers faded and a trifle stained at spine; otherwise a fine unopened copy.

Issued as Volume IV of The Collected Essays and Papers. The first separate revised edition.

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BRITTAIN (Vera). Halcyon Or The future of monogamy. London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd.; New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1929. Pott 8vo; 24pp. text-paper advertisements at end, probably integral; black glazed boards, white paper label printed in black on front cover and spine. Slight rubbing to spine and edges of boards, and spine label darkened; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as the ninety-second volume in the ‘To-day and To-morrow' series, this being one of the to-morrow volumes: dealing with sexual developments until the year 2030, culled from a mid twenty-first century text-book vouchsafed in a dream. Essentially an alternative universe essay - written from a post-Victorian female viewpoint. It ain't how it went at all, at least so far!

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BRITTAIN (Vera). Honourable estate: A Novel of Transition. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1936. Final blank; sky blue cloth, lettered dark blue on spine. Very slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy in slightly faded and minutely frayed and chipped dust-wrapper.



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BRITTAIN (Vera). On becoming a writer. Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd, London New York Melbourne Sydney Cape Town, 1947. Imp.16mo in half sheets; pp.228; black cloth lettered gilt on spine. Slight damp-marking of back cover and lettering very dulled on spine; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.

An interesting book in many ways, full of excellent advice - but also interesting for the statistical breakdown it gives on the wartime supply of papers in England and the U.S.A.

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BRITTAIN (Vera). The women at Oxford: A Fragment of History By Vera Brittain. With eight plates in half-tone. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, London Toronto Wellington Sydney, 1960. Sm.sq.8vo; final blank; pp.262+[ii]; thin tan paper wrappers printed on front wrapper in black. Marginal pencillings passim (v. note); otherwise a very nice copy in dust-wrapper.

‘Advance Proof copy, Unrevised and confidential', so designated on front wrapper. The plates are not here present, and because the text is printed on this proofing-paper rather than the thicker paper used for the published book, the the dust-wrapper is oversized. Numerous pencilled notes throughout the volume suggest corrections, and add or call for further information information, mostly relating to names and dates. We have not attempted to identify the hand, but would assume it to be that of a publisher's editor.

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BROMFIELD (Louis). The rains came: A Novel Of Modern India. Cassell And Company Limited, 1937. Imp.16mo in half sheets; final blank; rough black cloth lettered gilt on spine. Small hole in cloth of back joint; half-title and edges slightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy in used dust-wrapper.



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BROOK (Althea). The Green-Eyed Monster. William Heinemann Ltd., N.D. [1923]. Blank before half-title; light sea-green rough buckram, blocked with publisher's device on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered on front cover, ruled and lettered on spine, all dark green; lower-edges rough trimmed. Fine copy in very slightly frayed and faded/rubbed dust-wrapper.



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BROOKE (Jocelyn). The scapegoat. The Bodley Head, 1948. First gathering printed in red and black; brownish-salmon cloth lettered gilt down spine and on front cover; t.e. red. Fine copy in dust-wrapper slightly embrowned at fore-edge of back panel. A scarce title.



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BROOKE (Jocelyn). The Military Orchid. With decorations by Stephen Bone. The Bodley Head, 1948. Coloured frontispiece and numerous illustrations in the text; brown cloth lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.



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BROOKE (Jocelyn). A mine Of serpents. The Bodley Head, 1949. Two blanks at front and back, serving as end-papers; frontispiece and six plates; other illustrations in text; mottled iron grey cloth lettered gilt on spine; t.e. cerise. Virtually fine copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper.

The first issue. There is no list of plates, but they are here bound in at the start of each part, and face pp.[63], [105], [149], [201], and [229].

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BROOKE (Jocelyn). A mine Of serpents. The Bodley Head, 1949. Two blanks at front and back, serving as end-papers; seven plates; other illustrations in text; deep royal blue diced boards, lettered black on spine. Virtually fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

The second issue. There is no list of plates, but they are here bound in to face pp.32, [65], 80, 145, 160, 209, and 224, the frontispiece of the first issue here being bound in to face p.160.

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BROOKE (Jocelyn). The image Of A drawn sword. The Bodley Head, 1950. Red boards lettered gilt on spine; t.e. red. Very nice copy in frayed and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.



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BROOKE (Jocelyn). Ronald Firbank. Arthur Barker Ltd., 1951. Final blank; red boards lettered red on gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

A volume in The English Novelists series, edited by Herbert van Thal.

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BROOKE (Jocelyn). Private View: Four portraits by Jocelyn Brooke. London, James Barrie, 1954. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; pp.[viii]+178+[ii]; dark maroon fine cloth-textured boards lettered with short rules gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper, with Book Society flash loosely laid-in.

In our experience a scarce title, especially thus.

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BROOKE-ROSE (Christine). Thru. Hamish Hamilton, London, 1975. Post 8vo, perfect bound; pp.[iv]+[164]; sky-blue cloth-textured boards, blocked with publisher's initials device on and lettered down spine, silver. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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BROOKNER (Anita). A Start in Life. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square London, 1981. Extra cr.8vo; pp.176; pale grey very fine cloth-textured boards, lettered, ruled, and blocked with publisher's initials device, gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The author's fifth book, and first fiction. Later issue, the original price having been clipped from the front flap of the dust-wrapper and a publisher's label applied increasing the price to £5.95

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BROOKNER (Anita). Latecomers. Jonathan Cape, Thirty-two Bedford Square London, 1988. Extra double cr.16mo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[vi]+248+[ii]; black cloth-textured boards, downlettered and blocked with publisher's initials device, gilt, on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The author's eighth fiction.

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BROOKNER (Anita). Altered States. Jonathan Cape, London, 1996. Double demy 16mo; pp.[iv]+220; pale brown fine-linen-textured boards down-lettered, and blocked with publisher's initials device, gilt, on spine; gold and black head and tail bands; pale buff end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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BROPHY (Brigid). The crown Princess & Other stories. Collins, 1953. Blank before half-title, blank at end; scarlet cloth lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in chipped and slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The author's first book.

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BROPHY (Brigid). The king of a Rainy country. Secker & Warburg, 1956. Binder's blank at end; red boards lettered silver on spine. One corner slightly bruised, otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper strengthened on verso.



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BROPHY (Brigid). The Snow Ball. Secker & Warburg, 1964. Sm.double cr.16mo; dull blue boards, blocked and lettered silver on spine. Fine copy in chipped and slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Carmen Callil's copy, bearing her signature on the front end-paper.

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BROPHY (Brigid). The Snow Ball. Secker & Warburg, 1964. Sm.double cr.16mo; dull blue boards, blocked and lettered silver on spine. Slight wear to covers; otherwise a fine copy in chipped and slightly wrinkled dust-wrapper.



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BROPHY (Brigid). The Longford Threat to Freedom. Foreword Barbara Smoker. National Secular Society, 1972. Pp.12, one gathering, wire-stitched into glazed white card wrappers printed black on front and inside back wrapper; one illustration on text-paper; half-title not called for. Virtually fine copy.

The freedom of the title is freedom from censorship on the grounds of obscenity.

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BROPHY (John). Britain needs books. National Book Council, November 1942. Contents on verso of front end-paper; cream boards printed in orange and black. Virtually fine copy.



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BROPHY (John). Portrait of An unknown lady. A Novel. Collins, 14 St. James's Place London, 1945. Extra cr.8vo; pp.288; orange cloth lettered gilt on spine; pale yellow end-papers. Gilt oxydised to black; tail-edge of back board slightly stained; small scuff-mark on front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy.



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BROPHY (John). The mind's eye: a Twelve-Month Journal. Arthur Barker Ltd., 30 Museum Street, London, W.C.1, 1949. Demy 8vo; half-tone portrait frontispiece, and fourteen plates; pp.288; light red cloth, ruled and lettered silver on spine. Very nice copy.

Includes two illustrations by Mervyn Peake, as well as a number of mentions of him in the text - including an idea for an unwritten novel - and a photograph of him. Berkeley & Winnington, C308.

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BROPHY (John). The Prime of life: A Novel. Collins, St James's Place, London, 1954. Imp.16mo, in half-sheets; pp.285+[iii]; final blank; scarlet cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Gilt slightly dull; otherwise a fine copy in somewhat chipped dust-wrapper.

The second issue: in boards.

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BROWN (George Mackay). A calendar of Love And other stories. 1967, The Hogarth Press. Final blank; light blue boards blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Inscription dated ‘June 1967' on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in creased and badly frayed dust-wrapper.

The author's first collection of stories, preceded by two volumes of verse.

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BROWN (George Mackay). The Sun's net. Stories by George Mackay Brown. 1976, The Hogarth Press. Double cr.16mo; blank before half-title; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; brownish grey boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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BROWN (George Mackay). Andrina And other stories. Chatto & Windus, The Hogarth Press, London, 1983. Post 8vo format, perfect bound; blank before half-title; acknowledgements leaf followed by blank at end; pp.[ii]+153+[i (blank)]+[1]+[iii]; pale blue-green cloth-textured boards lettered gilt down, ruled and lettered gilt on, spine. Fine copy in almost imperceptibly stained dust-wrapper.

Later issue with the original price clipped from the front flap of the dust-wrapper and the publisher's label giving the price as £7.95 net laid on.

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BROWN (George Mackay). Time In a red coat. The Vanguard Press, New York, 1984. Demy 8vo format, perfect bound; quarter black cloth lettered gilt down spine, scarlet boards; black and white head and tail bands; scarlet end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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BROWN (Dr. John). Letters of Dr. John Brown With Letters from Ruskin, Thackeray, and Others. Edited by his son And D.W. Forrest, D.D. With biographical introductions By Elizabeth T. M‘Laren. London, Adam and Charles Black, 1907. Demy 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; photogravure portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, and three other photogravure plates; four plates in line; other illustrations in text; pp.[2]+[xiv]+[368]; light dull-blue rough buckram, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Some barely perceptible fading of spine; slight foxing associated with photogravure plates; otherwise a virtually fine copy. Scarce.

The ‘others' include Sir Henry Taylor, Dean Stanley, Benjamin Jowett, Samuel L. Clemens (‘Mark Twain') and his wife, W.E. Gladstone, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Harriet Martineau, Shirley Brooks, Lord Houghton, etc., mostly represented by several letters. The half dozen or so letters from Samuel L. Clemens and the two from Oliver Wendell Holmes appear to have escaped listing in Blanck

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BROWN (William). The way to the Uncle Sam Hotel. [On verso of title:] City Lights Books, 261 Columbus, San Francisco, California, [U.S.A.,] 1966. Imp.16mo format, perfecy bound; half-title not called for; double-spread title; final blank; pp.219+[iii]; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black and red; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

One of 975 wrappered copies from a total edition limited to 1,000 copies. Issued in the series ‘Coyote Books'.

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BROWNE (Maggie). Wanted: a King. By Maggie Browne, Author of "The Book of Betty Barber" etc. Illustrated by Harry Furniss. Verses by S.H.H. London, Duckworth and Co, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1910. Imp 16mo in half-sheets; frontispiece and three inserted full-colour lithographic plates; twelve black and white illustrations in the text, some full-page and unbacked but included in the pagination; printer's imprint leaf at end, verso blank; pp.viii+177+[i (blank)]+[ii]; light blue-green linen, blocked with publisher's device black, lettered light blue-green though black, on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black and with blind-ruled panel enclosing full-colour lithographic onlay, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and down-lettered black on spine. Very slight fading to cloth of spine and front free end-paper lacking; otherwise a very nice copy.

Re-issue, so declared, of a book originally published without the (rather beautiful) coloured illustrations in 1890, by Cassell, the original bearing the sub-title "How Merle set Rhymes to Rights". The prelims. are here cancels printed on a very slightly different stock. A delightful children's book of the ‘Alice in Wonderland' variety, making use in its story of the texts of nursery rhymes. This issue is apparently scarce, COPAC recording the Cambridge and National Library of Scotland copies only.

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BROWNING (Elizabeth Barrett). The Poets' enchiridion: A hitherto unpublished poem With an inedited Address to Uvedale Price On his eightieth birthday, An early Invocation to sleep And a preliminary draft of The renowned poem Catarina to Camoens By Elizabeth Barrett Barrett (Afterwards Mrs. Browning). Printed exclusively for members of The Bibliophile Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 1914. Lge.double med.8vo; four blanks before half-title, three at end, the outermost serving as paste-downs; title-page printed in red, black, and blue; quarter parchment, flat spine, rich brown crushed morocco grain cloth, lettered gilt on front cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Very nice copy. Printed on Dutch hand-made paper. There is no statement of limitation, but this volume was avowedly "to afford the members of The Bibliophile Society a fore-taste of the unusual literary treat that awaits them in the two larger volumes of unpublished Browning MSS. now in course of preparation" - and as those two volumes were printed in an edition limited to only 453 copies, the present printing was presumably about the same. TOGETHER WITH: BROWNING (Elizabeth Barrett). Hitherto unpublished Poems and stories, With an inedited Autobiography. Printed exclusively for Members of The Bibliophile Society, Boston, 1914. 2 Vols., double f'cap 8vo; two binder's blanks at front and back in each volume; volume one with integral blank preceding half-title, and integral blank at end; letterpress half-title, steel engraved limitation leaf with vignette, and engraved frontispiece, with tissue guard printed with caption in red, precede engraved vignette title-page in each volume; letterpress title not called for; two inserted facing facsimiles with loose tissue guard in volume one; double sided inserted facsimile in volume two; publisher's full natural calf, ruled, and with small ornaments gilt on sides, ruled, lettered, and stamped with publisher's device gilt on spine; red head- and tail- bands; t.e.g., others uncut; publisher's double slip-case to each volume, each outer box and the back of each inner box covered with rich brown crushed morocco grain cloth, each inner box with glazed mustard yellow paper covered sides, and lined with a fleecy material; each outer box with paper label printed in black and brown on back. The books are unopened and entirly as new; the outer boxes a little rubbed at points and the labels dusty; that to volume one with an inch and a quarter piece chipped from the top edge. One of a total edition limited to 453 copies printed at The de Vinne Press for members of The Bibliophile Society. No copies were for sale. The three volumes together:

According to the introductory Note to the first volume: "the Mss. were obtained when the executors of the poet's son decided to disperse them publicly. They are samples of a large number - of about one hundred and fifty unpublished pieces - purchased by Mr. Henry H. Harper, and placed at the disposal of the Society to print for the members." All three volumes were edited, with extensive notes, by H. Buxton Forman, whose ‘Centennial address to The Bibliophile Society' entitled ‘Elizabeth Barrett Browning: New data' is included as preface to the ‘Enchiridion' volume. Sumptuously designed volumes that are seldom found in the condition of this set.

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BROWNING (Elizabeth Barrett). Hitherto unpublished Poems and stories, With an inedited Autobiography. Printed exclusively for Members of The Bibliophile Society, Boston, 1914. 2 Vols., double f'cap 8vo; two binder's blanks at front and back in each volume; volume one with integral blank preceding half-title, and integral blank at end; letterpress half-title, engraved limitation leaf, and engraved frontispiece, with tissue guard printed with caption in red, precede engraved title-page in each volume; letterpress title not called for; two inserted facing facsimiles with tissue guard in volume one; double sided inserted facsimile in volume two; publisher's full natural calf, ruled, and with small ornaments gilt on sides, ruled, lettered, and stamped with publisher's device gilt on spine; red head- and tail- bands; t.e.g., others uncut. Minute scuff-mark in calf on one spine, and a little insignificant scratching of sides; poor quality paper showing some embrowning, for the most part very light except on margins; otherwise fine copy.

One of a total edition limited to 453 copies printed at The de Vinne Press for members of The Bibliophile Society. No copies were for sale. In view of the sumptuous intentions evident in the design of the volume, it is a pity that the paper chosen should have been so poorly made!

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BROWNING (Elizabeth Barrett). Letters to her Sister, 1846 - 1849. Edited by Leonard Huxley, LL.D. With Portraits. John Murray, 1929. Frontispiece, and three plates. Fine copy.



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BROWNJOHN (Alan). [Cover title:] Synopsis. [On first leaf:] The Sceptre Press, Frensham, Farnham, Surrey, 1970. Lge.post 8vo format; first leaf bearing imprint on recto, limitation notice and date on verso; half-title not called for; blank leaf of lake paper following first leaf; 4pp. bearing text on centre spread, followed by leaf of lake paper, and leaf bearing biographical note on verso; 12pp., wire-stitched into thin white card wrappers printed in black on front, cut flush. Slight dusting of wrappers, but a nice copy.

An unsigned copy, apparently a proof or trial copy for the edition of 150 numbered copies.

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BRYHER ([Annie Winifred Ellerman].). The Fourteenth of October. Collins, 1954. Final blank; quarter black paper covered boards, cream board sides, spine blocked and lettered gilt. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition. Includes an Introduction by Edith Sitwell.

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BRYHER ([Annie Winifred Ellerman].). Gate To the sea. A Novel. Collins, St James's Place, 1959. Four double-sided plates; final blank; reddish pink cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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BRYHER ([Annie Winifred Ellerman].). The Heart to Artemis. A Writer's Memoirs. Collins, 1963. Reddish-brown boards ruled and lettered copper on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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BRYHER ([Annie Winifred Ellerman].). The Days Of Mars: A Memoir, 1940-1946. Calder & Boyars, 1972. Double cr.16mo; two blanks at front and back, serving as end-papers; dull light red boards, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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BUCHAN (John). Prester John. Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1910. Issued without half-title; map frontispiece; imprint leaf, followed by 6pp. integral advertisements at end; green dotted line ribbed cloth, blocked and lettered gilt, panelled white, and with double ruled box gilt, on spine; white end-papers, printed green in series style. Enamel a little chipped on spine, as almost always; some foxing or staining of fore-edges; otherwise a nice copy of a book that does not tend to wear well.

Issued as a volume in Nelson's 2/- Series of New Novels. Hanna, A15; Blanchard, A21

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BUCHAN (John). The Marquis of Montrose. Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1913. Double f'cap 8vo; collotype portrait frontispiece, and fifteen plates, with tissue guards; eleven inserted maps; final blank; bevelled blue coarse buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g. Near fine copy.



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BUCHAN (John). Greenmantle. Hodder and Stoughton, 1916. Blank before half-title, serving as paste-down; pp.[2]+x+307+[i (blank)]; sea green linen effect cloth, blocked and lettered blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Some foxing of prelims., edges, and last two leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

Hanna, A31; Blanchard, A38; Hubin, p.55; Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime, 330

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BUCHAN (John). The battle Of the somme: First phase. Thomas Nelson & Sons, Ltd., 35 & 36, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1916]. Post 8vo; frontispiece, one single-sided, and fourteen double-sided plates; large folding map printed in red and black; other maps on text-paper; thick light blue boards, cut flush, paper spine, front cover printed in red and black. Slight marking of covers, and some foxing, but in general a nice copy.

Hanna, A32; Blanchard, A40

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BUCHAN (John). Salute to Adventurers. Thomas Nelson and Sons, London, Edinburgh, Dublin And New York, N.D. [March 1917]. Final blank; pp.397+[iii]; olive green buckram ruled anf lettered pale green on front cover, gilt on spine. A couple of insignificant fox-spots affecting top-edges; otherwise a fine copy of a difficult title.

Juvenile. The front end-paper bears a prize label dated ‘Dec.1917'.PD>

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BUCHAN (John). Mr. Standfast. Hodder and Stoughton, 1919. Two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; pp.412+[iv]; Cambridge blue fine rough buckram, ruled and lettered dark blue on front cover and spine. A nice, crisp, copy.

A Richard Hannay story, sequel to The Thirty-Nine Steps and Greenmantle. Hubin, p.56; Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime, 331; Hanna, A37; Blanchard, A46.

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BUCHAN (John). Huntingtower. Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., Toronto London New York, August, 1922. Final blank; pp.318+[ii]; light- and pale- blue vertically streaked fine rough buckram ruled and lettered dark blue on front cover and spine; lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers printed with map. Spine slightly faded; otherwise fine.

The issue most commonly seen. The book also appeared, presumably simultaneously, in a heavier blind-stamped rough cloth, intended for sale to the libraries, and in the present cloth, but with the fore-edges rough-trimmed and the lower-edges trimmed. Hanna, A44; Blanchard, A53

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BUCHAN (John). A book of escapes And hurried journeys. Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd., September, 1922. Frontispiece and seven plates by A.S. Forrest; greenish grey buckram pictorially blocked dark green, black, ochre, and cream, lettered black, on front cover and spine; cream textured end-papers. Small rubbed patch on back cover; very slight rubbing of enamel here and there; otherwise a fine copy.



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BUCHAN (John). The last secrets: The Final Mysteries of Exploration. Thomas Nelson and Sons, ltd., London, Edinburgh, and New York, September 1923. Half-tone frontispiece and ten plates; one map on plate paper, printed in black and red; ten maps printed on nine leaves of buff tissue, most in black and red; pp.303+[i (blank)]; fawn buckram strikingly enamelled with picture in turquoise, white, black, and reddish brown on front cover, lettered black enamelled with vignette in turquoise, white, black, and reddish brown on spine; pale buff glazed end-papers. Insignificant bruise to cloth of spine; a little very light foxing passim, but chiefly evident on half-title and last two leaves of text; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

A striking binding, and in our experience a very scarce Buchan title.

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BUCHAN (John). Midwinter: Certain travellers in Old England. Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., Toronto London and New York, N.D. [1923]. Pp.311+[i (blank)]; light blue rough buckram ruled and lettered dark blue on front cover and spine. Light foxing of end-papers and edges; otherwise a fine copy.

Fiction, but Johnsoniana!

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BUCHAN (John) and NEWBOLT (Henry). Days to Remember: The British Empire in The Great War. Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd., 1923. Post 8vo; half-title not called for; illustrations and maps on text-paper; rich brown buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover and spine. Nice copy of a scarce title.

Stories of the first world war, intended for use in schools.

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BUCHAN (John). Lord Minto. A Memoir. Thomas Nelson and Sond, Ltd., 1924. Frontispiece and eight plates; scarlet cloth; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine a little faded and worn; otherwise a nice copy.



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BUCHAN (John). The man and the Book: Sir Walter Scott. Thomas Nelson & Sons, Ltd., May 1925. F'cap 8vo; portrait frontispiece on verso of half-title; 3pp. integral advertisements at end; Oxford blue buckram ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and up-lettered gilt on spine; white end-papers printed in yellowish-grey. Very slight foxing of fore-edges, otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as No.38 in ‘The "Teaching of English" Series' under the general editorship of Sir Henry Newbolt. Signed by the author on the title-page, and with an inscription on the front end-paper reading "Joy Bunting, Christmas, 1925" in the hand of Anna Buchan.

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BUCHAN (John). Homilies and Recreations. N.D. [1926]. Quarter white buckram, grey boards, leather label lettered gilt. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 200 numbered copies on large paper, signed by the author.

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BUCHAN (John). Witch Wood. Hodder and Stoughton, July, 1927. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.380+[iv]; faint linen-effect pale grey-blue buckram, ruled blind on front cover, lettered and blocked with monogram ‘JB', black on front cover, lettered, blocked with publisher's monogram, and with short rule, black, on spine. Fine copy.

Hanna, A62; Blanchard, A73; Cawthorn and Moorcock, ‘Fantasy: The 100 Best Books', 38. "Whether regarded as an historical novel, a tale of adventure, a romance of the supernatural, or a psychological novel, ‘Witch Wood' must be judged the greatest of Mr. Buchan's published work." - contemporary judgement in ‘The Glasgow Review'.

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BUCHAN (John). The Runagates Club. Hodder and Stoughton Limited, July 1928. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; light blue cloth, ruled blind on front cover, blocked with monogram and lettered, black, on front cover and spine. Numerous minor faults, but a very good copy.

Short stories. Hubin, p.56, noting "Edward Leithen in one story". Another, in fact, concerns Richard Hannay. "Some of Mr. Buchan's short stories are also extremely vivid in their spectral intimations: ‘The Green Wildebeest', a tale of African witchcraft, ‘The Wind in the Portico,' with its awakening of dead Romano-British horrors, and ‘Skule Skerry', with its touches of sub-Arctic fright, being especially remarkable." - H.P. Lovecraft, ‘Supernatural Horror in Literature'.

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BUCHAN (John). Castle gay. Hodder and Stoughton, 1930. Green buckram, ruled blind, blocked with Buchan's monogram gilt, on front cover, lettered and with publisher's monogram, gilt, on spine. Spine and edges of covers faded; otherwise a nice copy.



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BUCHAN (John). The Novel and the Fairy Tale. The English Association, July, 1931. One gathering, roy.8vo, wire-stitched; half-title not called for; light grey wrappers printed in black, the recto and verso of back wrapper bearing series advertisements. Slight rusting of staples, otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as The English Asociation Pamphlet No.79.

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BUCHAN (John). Sir Walter Scott. Cassell and Company Ltd., London, Toronto, Melbourne and Sydney, March 1932. Double f'cap 8vo; portrait frontispiece printed in sepia; pp.387+[i (printer's imprint); fine dotted line ribbed pale blue green cloth, ruled blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. dark blue-green, fore-edges uncut. Neat inscription dated ‘March 1932' on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Complete with the inserted advertisement for The Prudential Assurance Co's "Heritage" Policy, loosely laid in, as issued. Hanna, A80; Blanchard, A92. One of two variant bindings evidently issued simultaneously, copies also being known with the top-edges stained bright blue.

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