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.

BUCHAN (John). The magic Walking-stick. Pictures by Morton sale. Hodder & Stoughton, Limited, 1932. Frontispiece and other illustrations on text-paper and included in the pagination; title-page printed in blue and black; pp.215+[i (blank)]; blue buckram, ruled blind, lettered with Buchan's monogram gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in frayed, embrowned, and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.



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BUCHAN (John). The magic Walking-stick. Pictures by Morton sale. Hodder & Stoughton, Limited, 1932. Frontispiece and other illustrations on text-paper and included in the pagination; title-page printed in blue and black; pp.215+[i (blank)]; blue buckram, ruled blind, lettered with Buchan's monogram gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Very slight dulling of spine; nonetheless, a virtually fine copy.



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BUCHAN (John). Gordon At Khartoum. With illustrations and maps. Peter Davies Limited, 1934. Portrait frontispiece, and five plates; two maps on text-paper; two integral advertisement leaves followed by blank at end; cream Sundour cloth, blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt, panelled salmon red, on spine; t.e. salmon. Lacking free end-papers and final blank; otherwise a very nice copy.

According to the verso of the title-page, published June 1934. Issued as the ninth volume in the series "Great Occasions".

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BUCHAN (John). Gordon At Khartoum. With illustrations and maps. Peter Davies Limited, 1934. Portrait frontispiece, and five plates; two maps on text-paper; two integral advertisement leaves followed by blank at end; cream Sundour cloth, blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt, panelled salmon red, on spine; t.e. salmon. Very nice copy.

According to the verso of the title-page, published June 1934. Issued as the ninth volume in the series "Great Occasions".

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BUCHAN (John). Gordon At Khartoum. With illustrations and maps. Peter Davies Limited, 1934. Portrait frontispiece, and five plates; two maps on text-paper; two integral advertisement leaves followed by blank at end; cream Sundour cloth, blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt, panelled salmon red, on spine; t.e. salmon. Very light foxing of end-papers and back wrapper; otherwise a fine copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper.

According to the verso of the title-page, published June 1934. Issued as the ninth volume in the series "Great Occasions".

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BUCHAN (John). Gordon At Khartoum. With illustrations and maps. Peter Davies Limited, 1934. Portrait frontispiece, and five plates; two maps on text-paper; two integral advertisement leaves followed by blank at end; cream Sundour cloth, blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt, panelled salmon red, on spine; t.e. salmon. Cloth slightly marked and dusty; neat repair to cloth of back joint; indelible shelf-mark written on verso of front free end-paper; a very little dusting and (mainly pencil) scoring in text; a very good copy, nonetheless.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription (twenty-two words) dated June 27: 34 on recto of front free end-paper. The book was published during that month. Issued as the ninth volume in the series "Great Occasions".

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BUCHAN (John). Oliver Cromwell. Hodder and Stoughton, Ltd., St. Paul's House, Warwick Square, E.C.4, September 1934. Sq.med.8vo; portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; ten maps printed in red, blue, and black; imprint leaf at end; sea-green buckram, ruled blind, blocked with Cromwell's signature gilt, on front cover, lettered and blocked with publisher's monogram gilt on spine; t.e.g. Light foxing of early prelims., and last two leaves; otherwise a very nice copy.

Presentation copy to J.A.C. Lysaght, with the author's signed holograph inscription, dated ‘Sept: 4: 34' (the month of publication) on the front end-paper. Hanna, A90; Blanchard, A105

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BUCHAN (John). Oliver Cromwell. Hodder and Stoughton, Ltd., St. Paul's House, Warwick Square, E.C.4, September 1934. Sq.med.8vo; portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; ten maps printed in red, blue, and black; imprint leaf at end; sea-green buckram, ruled blind, blocked with Cromwell's signature gilt, on front cover, lettered and blocked with publisher's monogram gilt on spine; t.e.g. Spine very slightly dull, and with insignificant snag in cloth; otherwise a fine copy.

Hanna, A90; Blanchard, A105

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BUCHAN (John). Principles of Social service. Address by John Buchan C.H., Ll.D., M.P. to the Students of the University of Glasgow during Social Service Week. Published by the City of Glasgow Society of Social Service, N.D. [1934]. Hammered grey paper wrappers, yapp edges, the upper wrapper printed in black.



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BUCHAN (John). The King's Grace 1910-1935. Hodder and Stoughton Limited, April 1935. Title-page printed in black and blue; portrait frontispiece in full colour, and forty-eight pages of plates printed in sepia; white buckram; embossed dust-wrapper printed in blue and gold. A fine copy in very slightly imperfect dust-wrapper of the sumptuously produced special large format issue.



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BUCHAN (John). Men and deeds. Peter Davies, 1935. Med.8vo; pp.viii+352; bright green buckram, ruled blind on front cover, blocked with publisher's monogram and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g. Fine copy of a scarce title.



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BUCHAN (John). The island of sheep. Hodder and Stoughton, Limited, London, July 1936. Final blank; pp.318+[ii]; green buckram, ruled blind, blocked with Buchan's monogram, gilt, on front cover, lettered, and with publisher's monogram, gilt, on spine; front end-papers printed with map in black, Tail edge of back cover very lightly damp-spotted; gilt of imprint on spine just a trifle rubbed; a little scattered very light foxing; nonetheless in general a nice copy in slightly creased and minutely frayed dust-wrapper lightly scuffed at tail of spine where old [?price] sticker has been peeled off (this not affecting the printed area at all apart from parts of three letters of the publisher's imprint). Scarce in dust-wrapper.

Blanchard, A115; Hanna, 100. The final Richard Hannay novel, not included in any of the collected editions of the Richard Hannay stories, in possible consequence of which it is the least known of the Hannay books. Not to be confused with an earlier non-fiction book by Buchan with the same title (Blanchard, A48).

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BUCHAN (John). Episodes of the Great war. Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd, London Edinburgh Paris Melbourne, Toronto and New York, October 1936. Short demy 8vo; half-tone frontispiece and nine plates; six maps (one double-spread) in text; printer's imprint on verso of last leaf of text, followed by 2pp. publisher's advertisements, included in the pagination; pp.[xiv]+402; light iron-grey cloth lettered gilt on spine; t.e. grey-blue; end-papers printed with maps in black. Fine copy.

A difficult title to find. Consists of selections from Buchan's four volume ‘History of the Great War'.

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BUCHAN (John). Augustus. London, Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., St Paul's House, Warwick Square, E.C.4, October 1937. Sq.med.8vo; collotype frontispiece and three plates, one large folding chart, and one large folding map printed in red and black; pp.356; green coarse buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and blocked with publisher's monogram gilt, on spine; t.e.g. Scattered foxing throughout; otherwise a nice copy of a difficult title.



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BUCHAN (John). Naval episodes of The great war. Illustrated. Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd, 1938. Extra cr.8vo; half-tone frontispiece and ten plates; fourteen maps on text-paper, unbacked, but included in the pagination; pp.[xiv]+325+[i (blank)]; green Sundour cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Very light foxing of end-papers, prelims., and edges, but a nice copy.

A difficult title to find. Consists of selections from Buchan's four volume ‘History of the Great War'.

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BUCHAN (John). Presbyterianism Yesterday, To-day and tomorrow. Church of Scotland Committee on Publications. Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen, 1938. Orange wrappers printed in black. Back wrapper very slightly faded towards spine, otherwise an extremely fine copy.

Issued as Church of Scotland Booklet No.14. The date appears only on the front wrapper.

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BUCHAN (John). The Interpreter's House. Hodder and Stoughton, 1938. Final blank; cream buckram lettered maroon on spine, blocked maroon and brown and lettered maroon on front cover. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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BUCHAN (John). Memory Hold-the-door. Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., St. Paul's House, Warwick Square, E.C.4, 1940. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; portrait frontispiece, and nine inserted plates; green cloth, blocked with framed monogram blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy.

Hanna, A108; Blanchard, A128

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BUCHAN (John). The Long traverse. Illustrated by J. Morton Sale. Hodder and Stoughton Limited, September 1941. Blank before half-title; frontispiece on verso of half-title; vignette title page; four full-page illustrations on text-paper; integral advertisement leaf at end, verso blank; pale blue buckram, ruled and lettered black on spine. Fine copy in minutely chipped dust-wrapper.



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BUCHAN (John). Sick heart river. Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1941. Final blank; green buckram, ruled and blocked with author's monogram blind on front cover, lettered gilt, lettered and blocked with publisher's monogram blind on spine. Edges slightly foxed; otherwise a near fine copy in frayed and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.

Hanna, A111; Blanchard, A132

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BUCHAN (John). Sick heart river. Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1941. Final blank; green buckram, ruled and blocked with author's monogram blind on front cover, lettered gilt, lettered and blocked with publisher's monogram blind on spine. Edges foxed, first and last few leaves a little so; otherwise a nice copy.

Hanna, A111; Blanchard, A132

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[BUCHAN (John).]. The Golden grindstone: The adventures Of George M. Mitchell Recorded by Angus Graham. Canadian branch Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1935. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece; maps and illustrations on text paper; pale blue cloth, lettered yellow on spine; lower-edges uncut. Covers slightly spotted; spine and fore-edges a little faded; some notes in ink and pencil, and some pencil scoring (v. below); otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with Mitchell's holograph inscription to John Buchan (as Lord Tweedsmuir), on the title-page, and Buchan's bookplate on the front pastedown. A fascinating volume, apparently used by Buchan as a source when writing ‘Sick Heart River'. Buchan has annotated the maps in red ink, and marked the exact course of Mitchell's journey, and a ms. index in pencil on the back pastedown in his hand refers to details of interest in the text (‘camp in the snow', ‘hot springs', ‘buried in trees', etc.).

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[BUCHAN (John).]. The Golden grindstone: The adventures Of George M. Mitchell Recorded by Angus Graham. 1935, Chatto & Windus. Post 8vo; portrait frontispiece; maps and illustrations on text paper; old mustard cloth, ruled and panelled blue, lettered and decorated old mustard through blue on spine; t.e. old mustard. Slight spotting of lower-edges; otherwise a fine copy.

The publisher's file copy, with their label to this effect on the spine. Essential background reading for anybody interested in ‘Sick Heart River', for which book Buchan made extensive use of the present work as a source.

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BUCK (Pearl S.). East wind: West wind. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1931. Blank before half-title, acknowledgement leaf and blank at end, followed by 8pp. inserted publisher's catalogue dated ‘1031' at end; light bluish lilac linen-grain cloth, embossed with pattern and lettering blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a near-fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

First English edition of the author's first book, issued in England after ‘The Good Earth'.

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BUCK (Pearl S.). Sons. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1932. Publisher's inserted 8pp. Catalogue at end; dark reddish brown rough cloth embossed blind with lettering, blocking, and ruled box on pressed out blind panel on front cover, blocked, lettered, and with ruled box gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Very slight fading of spine; otherwise a fine copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper strengthened on verso with brown paper.

The sequel to ‘The Good Earth'.

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BUCKLEY (Margaret). The Commune. The Chrysalis Press, [11 Convent Close, Kenilworth, Warwicks. CV8 2FQ], 1993 [i.e, 1994]. Double lge.med.16mo; pp.[vi]+386; plain white card wrappers, with dust-wrapper; publisher's triptych flyer loosely laid in between pp.158/159, as issued. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 350 copies. New copy.

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BUCKLEY (Margaret). Two Tales: Family Portrait; A Woman's Man. The Chrysalis Press, [11 Convent Close, Kenilworth, Warwicks. CV8 2FQ], 1993 [i.e., 1994]. Double lge.med.16mo, on cream toned paper; final blank; pp.[vi]+208+[ii]; plain white card wrappers, with dust-wrapper; publisher's triptych flyer loosely laid in between pp.46/47, as issued. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 350 copies. New copy.

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BUECHNER (Frederick). The Return of Ansel Gibbs. 1958, Chatto and Windus. Blank before half-title; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; pp.[viii]+308+[iv]; very dark brown cloth-textured boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Near-fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The first English edition.

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BUECHNER (Frederick). The Magnificent Defeat. Chatto & Windus, London, 1967. Double lge.post 16mo; cancel title-page; pp.144; publisher's Addendum slip tipped in before dedication; scarlet fine cloth-textured boards, lettered gilt down and on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First edition, English issue: printed in America. A scarce non-fiction title, particularly so in the English issue, the importation having been rather small.

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BUECHNER (Frederick). The Entrance to Porlock. 1970, Chatto & Windus, London. Extra cr.8vo; blank and advertisement leaf precede half-title; blank, followed by biographical note leaf (blank on verso) and final blank, at end; pp.[xii]+270+[ii]+[2]+[ii]; bright blue cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition of a book published in America in 1969. Norah Smallwood's copy, with her pencilled initials on the front end-paper. Norah Smallwood was a director of Chatto & Windus.

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BUECHNER (Frederick). Lion country. 1971, Chatto & Windus, 1971. Double demy 16mo; biographical note leaf at end; pp.[vi]+247+[i (blank)]+[ii (verso blank)]; lemon fine cloth-textured boards, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Fine in frayed dust-wrapper.

First issue, the inside front flap of the dust-wrapper bearing the price £1.75. Later copies had a price increase label. The first volume of the Leo Bebb tetralogy.

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BUECHNER (Frederick). Lion country. 1971, Chatto & Windus, 1971. Double demy 16mo; biographical note leaf at end; pp.[vi]+247+[i (blank)]+[ii (verso blank)]; lemon fine cloth-textured boards, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.

Later issue, the inside front flap of the dust-wrapper bearing a label increasing the price of the volume from £1.75 to £4.95 The first volume of the Leo Bebb tetralogy.

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BUECHNER (Frederick). Open heart. 1972, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; blank, followed by biographical note leaf at end; pp.[viii]+276+[ii]+[2 (verso blank)]; light moss-green cloth-textured boards, lettered gilt down and on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition.

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BUECHNER (Frederick). Love feast. Chatto & Windus, 1975. Double demy 16mo; biographical note leaf at end; pp.[vi]+248+[ii]; scarlet smooth boards lettered gilt on spine; pale buff end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition, second binding, and later issue of the dust-wrapper, the inside front flap having the corner with the printed price clipped off, and bearing a publisher's label giving the new price of the volume as £4.95. Published in America in 1974. The English edition consists of imported sheets. The third volume of the Leo Bebb tetralogy.

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BUECHNER (Frederick). Treasure Hunt. Chatto & Windus, 1978. Double cr.16mo; biographical note leaf at end; pp.[vi]+246; sky-blue cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition. Published in America in 1977. The final volume of the Leo Bebb tetralogy.

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BUECHNER (Frederick). Godric. 1981, Chatto & Windus, London. Double cr.16mo; blank before half-title; pp.[2]+[viii]+178; dull moss-green cloth textured boards, lettered gilt down and on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition. Published in America in 1980.

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BUECHNER (Frederick). The sacred Journey. 1982, Chatto & Windus, London. Sm.demy 8vo; blank before half-title, three at end; pp.[x]+112+[vi]; quarter milky coffee coloured rough cloth, light brown boards, lettered gilt and silver down spine; light brown end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Autobiography. First English edition. Printed (and almost certainly bound) in America, the English edition is likely to have been quite small.

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[BULLEN (K.B.).]. Albert Samain: Un Pastelliste exquis. Selected Poems and Prose Rendered into English By K.B. Bullen. Salamander Productions, 121, Sh. Malika Nazli, Cairo, October 1943. Extra cr.8vo; limitation leaf with blank recto, and epigraph leaf with advertisements on verso precede title-page; half-title not called for; integral wood-engraved portrait follows title-leaf; blank at end; pp.[xxxii (including portrait)]+[93]+[i (publisher's advertisements)]+[ii]; buff thin card wrappers printed on front wrapper in red; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Fine, unopened, copy.

One of an issue of fifty copies ‘printed on special paper and numbered', this being copy 38. Precedes the ordinary edition. Includes a lengthy introduction by Bullen.

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BULLETT (G.W.). The progress Of Kay: A series of glimpses. Constable & Co. Ltd., 1916. Blank at end; dull blue buckram, ruled and panelled blind, lettered gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Gilt darkened on spine, and very slight damp-spotting of covers; a little scattered light foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Signed by the author on the verso of the half-title leaf. Gerald Bullett's first novel, preceded by a slender volume of verse published by Erskine Macdonald in 1915.

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BULLETT (Gerald). Modern English fiction: A personal view. Herbert Jenkins Limited, 3 York Street, St. James's, 1926. F'cap 8vo; shocking pink linen grain cloth ruled and lettered black on spine and front cover, blocked black on front cover; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Prelims. foxed, and lacking the front free end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in very slightly rubbed dust-wrapper. Scarce.

Issued as a volume in The To-day Library.

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BULLETT (Gerald). Nicky Son of Egg. William Heinemann Ltd, 1929. Black buckram ruled blind on front cover, blocked blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. orange. Fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper faded on the spine.



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BULLETT (Gerald). The Elderbrook brothers. London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1945. Sm.double cr.16mo; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; pp.[348]+[iv]; cerise cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. dark grey-green. very slight damp-marking of front cover; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and chipped dust-wrapper insignificantly stained on verso.



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BURDETT (Osbert). The Beardsley period: An Essay in Perspective. John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, 1925. Blank before half-title; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; dark brown linen-effect cloth blocked with Beardsleyesque design in blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. yellow. Light foxing of edges; otherwise fine in dust-wrapper.

The front panel of the dust-wrapper bears a design after Beardsley, different from that on the front cover.

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BURDETT (Osbert). The very end And other stories. 1929, The Scholartis Press, 30 Museum Street. Colophon leaf followed by two blanks at end; quarter black buckram, green boards, spine lettered gilt; t.e. green, others uncut. Gilt and cloth of spine a little rubbed, paste-downs slightly marked, newspaper cutting recording a limerick by Burdett laid onto back paste-down; otherwise a very nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 1,960 copies.

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BURGESS (Anthony). Time for a tiger. William Heinemann Ltd, 1956. Leaf bearing blurb precedes half-title page; blank at end; light blue boards, blocked blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Spine faded, otherwise virtually fine.

The author's scarce first novel.

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BURGESS (Anthony). The Enemy in the Blanket. Heinemann, 1958. Dark blue boards, blocked blind on back cover, ruled and lettered silver on spine. Back end-papers foxed; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and slightly dusty dust-wrapper, scuffed a little on front flap, and with heavy tape stain on back flap.

Uncommon. The author's second novel.

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BURGESS (Anthony). Beds in the East. Heinemann, 1959. Double cr.16mo; marina blue boards, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Gilt of imprint slightly dulled on spine; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The author's third novel, completing the Victor Crabbe trilogy.

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BURGESS (Anthony). The Right to an Answer. Heinemann, 1960. Lge.double cr.16mo; blank at end; pp.[vi]+255+[iii]; dark navy blue fine cloth textured boards blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered silver on spine. Very faint foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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[BURGESS (Anthony).] One Hand Clapping [by] Joseph Kell. Peter Davies, 1961. Double cr.l6mo; leaf bearing blurb precedes title-page; half-title not called for; final blank; red and yellow mixed-weave-linen effect boards, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, lettered metallic blue on spine. Fine copy in chipped dust-wrapper.

An early title under John Burgess Wilson's other pen-name. Rather scarce.

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BURGESS (Anthony). Devil of a State. Heinemann, 1961. Lge.double cr.16mo; blank before half-title; pp.[x]+282; scarlet boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover; cream end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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BURGESS (Anthony). A clockwork orange. Heinemann, 1962. Blank before half-title; blank at end; dark brown boards, blocked blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine. Covers a trifle faded, and showing very slight general wear; otherwise a fine copy.

The first binding, later copies being in pink boards. A book now difficult to obtain in any condition.

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BURGESS (Anthony). The wanting seed. Heinemann, 1962. Double cr.16mo; light dull-green cloth blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered black on spine. Slight foxing of spine; otherwise a fine copy in slightly chipped and dusty dust-wrapper.

Generally reckoned as one of the author's two or three best books. It is almost always found with the covers very badly damp-faded or foxed, presumably as a result of some curious production fault in the cloth which was employed. The present copy is exceptionally unscathed.

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[BURGESS (Anthony).]. The new aristocrats By Michel de Saint Pierre Translated by Anthony And Llewela Burgess. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1962. Double post 16mo; pp.218+[vi]; three blanks at end; red boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Front paste-down slightly foxed at inner margin; one fox-spot on edges; other very minor faults; in general, however, a nice copy in frayed dust-wrapper chipped at head of spine. A scarce title.

The French original appeared in 1960.

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[BURGESS (Anthony).]. The New Aristocrats By Michel de Saint Pierre Translated by Anthony and Llewela Burgess. 1963, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston; The Riverside Press, Cambridge [Mass.]. Double lge.post 16mo; pp.[xii]+207+[v]; two blanks at end; dark charcoal cloth blocked and lettered gilt down spine; red and orange head-band. Near-fine copy in slightly frayed and rubbed dust-wrapper.

This edition differs textually in very minor respects from the English edition which was published the previous year. The French original appeared in 1960.

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BURGESS (Anthony). Honey for the Bears. Heinemann, 1963. Orange boards, blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt on spine. Slight foxing of edges; otherwise fine in frayed and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.



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BURGESS (Anthony). The novel To-day. Published for The British Council And the National Book League By Longmans, Green & Co., 1963. Demy 8vo, 56pp., wire-stitched as a single gathering into buff wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in brown and black, inside in black; two double-sided plates. Fine copy.

Issued as a volume in the Bibliographical Series of Supplements to ‘British Book News'.

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BURGESS (Anthony). The Eve of Saint Venus. Illustrated by Edward Pagram. Sidgwick and Jackson, 1964. Double spread vignette title-page, partly on verso of half-title; numerous illustrations on text-paper; three blanks at end, the last two serving as end-papers; light blue-green boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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BURGESS (Anthony). The Eve of Saint Venus. Illustrated by Edward Pagram. Sidgwick and Jackson, 1964. Double spread vignette title-page, partly on verso of half-title; numerous illustrations on text-paper; three blanks at end, the last two serving as end-papers; light blue-green boards lettered gilt down spine. Very good copy in slightly marked and frayed dust-wrapper.



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BURGESS (Anthony). The Eve of Saint Venus. Illustrated by Edward Pagram. Sidgwick and Jackson, 1964. Double spread vignette title-page, partly on verso of half-title; numerous illustrations on text-paper; three blanks at end, the last two serving as end-papers; light blue-green boards lettered gilt down spine. A fine copy in the dust-wrapper.

Author's presentation copy, with a holograph inscription, signed as Anthony Burgess, on the title-page. Burgess presentation copies are uncommon.

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BURGESS (Anthony). Nothing like the Sun. A Story of Shakespeare's Love-life. Heinemann, 1964. Blue boards blocked blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Light tape-marks on front cover; end-papers used and marked; otherwise fine. Offered as a working copy.



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BURGESS (Anthony). Nothing like the Sun. A Story of Shakespeare's Love-life. Heinemann, 1964. Blue boards blocked blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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BURGESS (Anthony). Here comes Everybody. An introduction to James Joyce For the ordinary reader. Faber and Faber, 1965. Blank before half-title; greyish-green cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Virtually fine copy in slightly marked dust-wrapper, with one small tear tissued on verso.



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[BURGESS (Anthony).]. Augustus Carp, Esq. By himself: Being the autobiography of A really good man [by Sir Henry Howard Bashford]. With an Introduction by Anthony Burgess. Heinemann, 1966. Double cr.16mo; grey boards, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First edition with this Introduction of a novel first published in 1924.

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BURGESS (Anthony). Enderby Outside. Heinemann, 1968. Double post 16mo; blank before half-title; advertisement on verso of last leaf of text, followed by advertisement leaf, and blank; dark drab boards, lettered gilt down spine. Small original binding fault affecting back free end-paper; but virtually a fine copy in the dust-wrapper.



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BURGESS (Anthony). Urgent copy: Literary Studies. Jonathan Cape, 1968. Demy 8vo; blue boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. pale blue. Slight bruising at head and tail of spine; otherwise a near-fine copy.

Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, Dickens, Shaw, Joyce, Dylan Thomas, Kipling, etc., etc., etc.

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[BURGESS (Anthony).]. Last Exit To Brooklyn By Hubert Selby, Jr. Foreword to the post-trial edition by the Publishers. Introduction by Anthony Burgess. Calder & Boyars, September 1968. Double cr.16mo; maroon boards ruled and lettered gilt down spine. Virtually fine in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Second English edition of this title, the first, published in 1966, having been suppressed. In the present edition the Foreword and Burgess's five page Introduction are here first published.

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BURGESS (Anthony). MF. Jonathan Cape, 1971. Pale blue boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. lavender. Virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper.

In our experience, a good deal scarcer than the American edition, even in England.

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BURGESS (Anthony). The novel now: A Student's Guide to Contemporary Fiction. Faber & Faber, 1971. Double cr.16mo; blank before half-title, blank at end; white wrappers printed in black on inside covers, outside in black and vermilion, cut flush. Very slight rubbing of front wrapper, and very slight dusting of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

First published in 1967. This second edition includes a Preface and a Bibliographical Note both here first published, as well as some revisions and updatings in the text.

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[BURGESS (Anthony).]. The satyr [by] Robert DeMaria. W.H. Allen, A division of Howard & Wyndham Ltd, 1972. Narrow double lge.post 16mo; dull blue boards lettered gilt down spine. Edges of boards very slightly bruised; four leaves opened a little roughly; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper. Scarce.

The first appearance of this book in England. Includes as Introduction a brief but interesting survey of DeMaria's work by Burgess, which is also quoted from on the dust-wrapper and half-title blurbs, the publisher having evidently decided it was the major selling point!

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BURGESS (Anthony). Napoleon Symphony. Jonathan Cape, 1974. Double cr.16mo; brownish grey boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. pink. A nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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BURGESS (Anthony). Ernest Hemingway And his world. With 116 illustrations. Thames and Hudson, 1978. Double f'cap 8vo; frontispiece on verso of half-title, and numerous illustrations on text-paper; rich green boards blocked with publisher's device gilt on front cover, lettered gilt down flat spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The book was also issued, simultaneously, as a paperback.

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BURGESS (Anthony). The Land Where The Ice Cream Grows. A Story [in pictures] by Fulvio Testa Told [in words] by Anthony Burgess. Ernest Benn, London & Tonbridge, 1979. Landscape 8vo, gathered in tens; copyright notice on verso of half-title leaf; printed throughout in full colour; glazed white boards, printed in full colour, flat spine; issued without true end-papers, the outer pairs of leaves serving instead. Thickened patch on back board, due to an original binding fault, and unobtrusive line of small pressure dints on front board; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued without a dust-wrapper.

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BURGESS (Anthony). Man of Nazareth. Magnum Books, Methuen Paperbacks Ltd, 1980. F'cap 8vo format, perfect bound; two leaves of advertisements, on text-paper, at end; white wrappers printed in yellow, dark brown and red, cut flush; issued without end-papers. Slight creasing of wrappers, but a near-fine copy.

First English edition.

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BURGESS (Anthony). Private Pictures. Introduced by Anthony Burgess. Photographs by Daniel Angeli And Jean-Paul Dousset. Jonathan Cape, 1980. A1 8vo; numerous illustrations on text-paper; white wrappers printed black and silver; issued without end-papers. Slight flexion creasing of wrappers; otherwise a fine copy.



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BURGESS (Anthony). This Man And Music. Hutchinson, 1982. Double demy 16mo; pp.192; mulberry cloth-textured boards, blocked with publisher's device on, ruled and lettered, silver, down, spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Signed by the author on the title-page.

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BURGESS (Anthony). Homage to Qwert yuiop: Essays. Hutchinson, 1986. Double med.16mo, applied back; two blanks at end; pp.xiv+589+[v]; black cloth-textured boards, blocked with publisher's device and imprint and down-lettered gilt, on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Inscribed by the author on the half-title.

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BURKE (Thomas). Out and about: A note-book of London in war-time. George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1919. Integral advertisement leaf at end; quarter purple cloth, lilac boards, lettered white on spine and front cover. Lettering dull and slightly chipped on spine (as in every copy we have seen); boards faded, and enamel a little scuffed on front cover; end-papers slightly embrowned; otherwise a very nice copy.

An interesting view of lower-class social London as it adapted during the Great War.

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BURKE (Thomas). Out and about: A note-book of London in war-time. George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1919. Integral advertisement leaf at end; quarter purple cloth, lilac boards, lettered white on spine and front cover. Lettering slightly chipped on spine (as in every copy we have seen); otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper. Scarce thus.

An interesting view of lower-class social London as it adapted during the Great War. This copy bears the publisher's rubber stamp on the lower edges of the leaves designating it for ‘public service' use: i.e., it was supplied at a reduced rate for the use of the armed forces.

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BURKE (Thomas). The London spy: A book of town travels. Thornton Butterworth, Limited, 15 Bedford Street, Nov. 1922. Final blank; pp.318+[ii]; mottled dark red rough buckram, ruled and blocked with publisher's device blind on front cover, ruled blind, lettered black, on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Faint ring pressure mark on front cover; otherwise a fine copy in very slightly frayed full-colour pictorial dust-wrapper.



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BURKE (Thomas). The Sun in splendour. Constable & Co. Ltd., 1927. 6pp. integral advertisements at end; bright blue cloth, ruled and lettered orange on spine and front cover. Very slight fading of spine, but a near-fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper. Scarce thus.



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BURKE (Thomas). The flower of life. Constable & Co Ltd, 1929. Demy 8vo; red and orange patterned cloth; pink spine label printed in black; t.e. orange, fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Spine and edges of covers faded, as usual; slight wear to head and tail of spine; label rubbed and chipped; a fine copy otherwise.



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BURKE (Thomas). City of encounters: A London divertissement. Constable & Co Ltd, 1932. Blank before half-title; blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. red; fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed. Spine very slightly faded; otherwise a nice copy.



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BURKE (Thomas). Living In Bloomsbury. George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1939. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf followed by two blanks serving as end-papers at end; vignette on title; light brown silk-weave cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered purple, panelled gilt, on spine; t.e. orange. Very nice copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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BURKE (Thomas). Victorian grotesque. Herbert Jenkins Limited, 3 Duke of York Street St. James's, 1941. Double post 16mo; integral advertisement leaf at end; diagonally fine ribbed orange cloth, lettered black on front cover, blocked and lettered with publisher's imprint and device black on back cover, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's initial device black on spine. Minor faults, but a nice copy.



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BURKE (Thomas). Dark Nights. Herbert Jenkins Limited, N.D. [1944]. Two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; orange linen blocked and lettered black on back cover, blocked, ruled and lettered black on spine, lettered black on front cover. Small mark on front cover; back free end-paper lacking; otherwise a fine copy.

Burke's last collection of short stories.

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BURKE (Thomas). English inns. With 8 plates in colour And 24 illustrations in Black & white. William Collins of London, 1944. Cream boards printed in brown. Neat inscription on front end-paper, otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

A volume in the Britain in Pictures Series.

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BURKE (Thomas). The Best Stories Of Thomas Burke Selected, with a Foreword, by John Gawsworth. 1950, Phoenix House. Double cr.16mo; green cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Small discoloured patch at head of spine and back board; slight foxing of end-papers; otherwise a nice copy in frayed and darkened dust-wrapper.



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BURNETT (W.R.). Pale Moon. Macdonald, 1957. Double cr.16mo; black cloth blocked and lettered yellow on spine. Very nice in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

In this copy the second line of the final paragraph in the blurb on the half-title page, which should read ‘into a tale of high excitement, told with easy mastery', as on the dust-wrapper, has dropped out.

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BURROUGHS (William). Naked Lunch. Grove Press Inc., New York, N.D. [1960]. Lge.16mo; three quarter black cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine, dark grey board fore-edge; t.e. black. Fine copy.

First published in Paris in 1959. The first American edition. This title did not appear in England until 1964.

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BURROUGHS (William). Dead Fingers Talk. John Calder In association with Olympia Press, 1963. Grey boards lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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BURROUGHS (William). The Ticket That Exploded. Calder and Boyars, 1968. Blue boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper with scuffed patch and one tear on back panel, strengthened on verso.

First English edition.

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BUTLER (Samuel). The Way of all Flesh. Grant Richards, 1903. Blank before half-title; pp.[2]+[vi]+[424]; 12pp. publisher's advertisements at end, on text-paper; dark red buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Slight general wear to covers, and two small neat restorations to cloth over joints; end-papers, prelims. and advertisement leaves foxed, and a little scattered foxing passim; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

Hoppé, 42, mis-describing the lineation of author's and publisher's name on the spine - both in fact appearing on two lines instead of the one there suggested. Hoppé, writing in 1925, notes the extreme scarcity of this title, quoting similar comments by Eckel and A. Edward Newton in support, despite the fact that 1,500 copies were printed. Most, presumably, went to the circulating libraries, and were read to pieces.

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BUTLER (Samuel). Butleriana. The Nonesuch Press, 16 Great James Street, Bloomsbury, 1932. Collotype frontispiece and seven plates after photographs or oil-paintings (one of the latter by Butler); title-page printed in black and red; blank followed by limitation leaf at end; quarter morocco, marbled boards; t.e.g., others uncut. Fine copy.

One of a total edition limited to 800 numbered copies for England and America, printed on hand made paper at the Fanfare Press. A beautiful volume, the illustrations in particular being superb. All the material, with the exception of two illustrations, is here first published, or first collected.

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BYATT (Antonia). Still life. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1985. Double med.16mo, perfect bound; two blanks at end; pp.[xii]+384+[iv]; quarter pale sand fine cloth, lime green boards, ruled and lettered blind on front board, numbered darker green on back board, lettered, down-lettered, and with short rules, green, on spine; dark green and yellow head- and tail- bands. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First American edition.

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BYNNER (Witter). Journey with Genius. Recollections and reflections Concerning the D.H. Lawrences. Illustrated. Peter Nevill, 1953. Blank before half-title, blank at end; frontispiece and three double-sided plates; blue cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Spine and edges of covers faded, but a nice copy internally.



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BYRNE (Donn). Blind Raftery And His Wife, Hilaria. Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., N.D. [1924]. Post 8vo, printed in half-sheets; slate purple linen grain cloth, blocked and ruled blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; uncut edges. Spine and edges of covers faded to rich emerald green, as is almost inevitable; otherwise an extremely fine copy in dust-wrapper browned on spine and edges of back panel.

Blanck 2294 refers. First English edition.

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BYRNE (Donn). O'Malley Of Shenganagh. Illustrated by John Richard Flanagan. The Century Co., New York and London, 1925. Narrow 8vo; blank before half-title; frontispiece and three inserted plates; pp.[viii]+207; diagonally ribbed orange-brown cloth pressed out with blind panels on sides and spine, ruled black on sides, lettered black on front cover and spine. Fine copy in slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Blanck, 2296

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BYRNE (Donn). Crusade. Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd, 1928. Advertisement leaf before half-title; 10pp. integral advertisements at end; navy blue buckram lettered and ruled blind on front cover, gilt on spine. Lower corners bruised, otherwise a fine copy in a very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Blanck 2305. Precedes the American edition.

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BYRNE (Donn). The power of The dog. Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., [on verso of half-title leaf:] September, 1929. Double post 16mo; black faintly grained buckram, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, gilt on spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.

The verso of the half-title bears the words ‘First Printed September, 1929.' The first English edition of a title that appeared in America as ‘Field of Honour' about a fortnight earlier.

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CAINE (Hall). The Eternal City. William Heinemann, 1901. Blank before half-title; leaf of integral advertisements at end; diagonally fine ribbed cerise cloth ruled and blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, ruled and blocked blind and dark green on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Spine faded, and covers generally a little worn; a few leaves roughly opened, and one or two corners turned; bold pencil ownership inscription dated 1901 on front pastedown; a very good copy, nonetheless.

First issue, the leaves measuring approximately 190mm x 128mm. A notice signed by the printer on the verso of the title-page certifies that this is one of an edition limited to 100,000 copies! More than a million copies had been sold by 1921.

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CAINE (Hall). The Eternal City. William Heinemann, 1901. Blank before half-title; leaf of integral advertisements at end; diagonally fine ribbed cerise cloth ruled and blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, ruled and blocked blind and dark green on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Spine slightly faded; slight foxing of end-papers, prelims., and edges; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce thus.

Later issue, with all edges trimmed. The leaf size measures 183mm x 120mm. A notice signed by the printer on the verso of the title-page certifies that this is one of an edition limited to 100,000 copies! More than a million copies had been sold by 1921.

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CAINE (Hall). My story. London, William Heinemann, 21 Bedford Street, W.C. For Collier & Co., 2 Tudor Street, E.C., 1908. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; pp.xii+406+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed cerise cloth ruled and blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, ruled and blocked dark green on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Spine and adjacent edge of back cover slightly faded; neat inscription dated ‘Octbr 17th 1908' on half title; half-title and last two leaves very slightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

In our experience, a very scarce title.

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CAINE (Hall). The White prophet. Illustrated by R. Caton Woodville. In two volumes. William Heinemann, 1909. 2 Vols., 16mo; blank preceding half/series title, frontispiece, and three plates, in each volume; 3pp. integral advertisements at end of volume one, 1p. at end of volume two; diagonally fine ribbed cerise cloth blocked blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine and front cover; white end-papers, paste-downs printed with series design in grey green. Front free end-paper in volume one torn; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as the first title in Heinemann's Library of Modern Fiction.

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CAINE (Hall). "Why I Wrote ‘The White Prophet'" by Hall Caine. Privately printed for the Author and issued by Collier And Co. 2 Tudor Street, London E.C., N.D. [1910]. F'cap 8vo, wire-stabbed; pp.[vi]+58; mottled light grey wrappers, cut flush, printed outside and inside in black, plain spine; issued without end-papers. Staples a little rusty; wrappers chipped at tail of spine; pin-hole in fore-edges of prelims., possibly an original binding fault; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

An address given by Caine to the Jewish Literary Society of Liverpool.

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CAINE (Hall). The drama of Three hundred & Sixty-five days: Scenes in the great war. With a portrait of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. William Heinemann, l915. Frontispiece printed in sepia; light green cloth blocked and panelled blind, lettered and blocked with publisher's device black, on front cover; lettered black down spine. Slight uniform embrowning of poor quality wartime paper; otherwise a very nice copy.



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CAINE (Hall). Our girls: Their Work for the War. With 15 Illustrations From Photographs by the Ministry of Munitions. Hutchinson & Co., 1916. F'cap 8vo; pp.[128]; presentation page (unused) on recto of frontispiece; seven double-sided plates showing women munition workers performing engineering work, driving vehicles, etc.; scarlet fine linen grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on front cover, blocked blind on back cover with advertisement for ‘Fry's Breakfast cocoa', ruled and blocked black on spine. Prelims. and last two leaves lightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy in very slightly frayed full-colour pictorial dust-wrapper showing a further scene in a munitions factory.

A very scarce title, in any condition, but almost unobtainable in dust-wrapper. The dust-wrapper makes clear that the book was published for the Christmas market (it bears the title as: ‘Hall Caine's Christmas book "Our Girls"'), the presentation page that it was meant to be sent to menfolk at the front. Published at 1/- net.

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CAINE (Hall). The Master of Man: The Story of a Sin. 1921, William Heinemann. Integral advertisement leaf precedes half-title; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; deep rose diagonally fine ribbed cloth ruled and blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, ruled and blocked blind and black, lettered black, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Gilt somewhat oxydised; a very little foxing, more or less confined to end-papers and facing leaves; otherwise nice in a slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The dust-wrapper is printed on verso with advertisements of other of Caine's books. According to the blurb on the front inside flap, the present title was scheduled to "be published simultaneously in English, French, German, Swedish, Finnish, Dutch, Italian and other languages."

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CAINE (Hall). The Master of Man: The Story of a Sin. 1921, William Heinemann. Integral advertisement leaf precedes half-title; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; cerise buckram ruled and blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, ruled and blocked blind and black, lettered black, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine slightly faded and gilt oxydised; a very little foxing, and one or two very small marginal tears; in general a nice copy.



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CAINE (Hall). Recollections of Rossetti. Cassell and Company, Ltd, London, Toronto, Melbourne and Sydney, 1928. Sm.cr.8vo; integral leaf publisher's advertisements at end; pp.[x]+259+[iii]; diagonally fine-ribbed cerise cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and blocked very dark green on blind pressed panels, and lettered gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt, blocked with publisher's device blind, on spine. Very slight dulling of spine; lightly pencilled index on recto of back end-paper; otherwise a fine copy.

The last leaf of text bears at the foot the printer's imprint and the coding ‘F.50.7.28': a light pencilled note on the front end-paper records the purchase of this copy on ‘Sept 27th 1928 / (day of publication)'. "Some portions of this book were published in 1882; other portions of it in 1908; much of it is now new. It is first published as a completed book at the Centenary of Rossetti's birth, 1928." - verso of title-page. Caine was the last survivor of Rossetti's intimates.

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CALDER-MARSHALL (Arthur). The Watershed. Contact Publications, [26 Manchester Square,] London W 1, 1947. Sm.cr.8vo; black crinkle grain cloth, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy.

Presentation copy inscribed in the author's holograph on the front end-paper ‘To dear Alec [Waugh] . . . / from Arthur'. A scarce volume from a small publisher. The cloth might perhaps better be described as an inverted sand-grain.

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CALDWELL (Erskine). God's little acre. Martin secker, 1933. Blank before half-title; orange rough cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. dark brown, fore-edges uncut. Very slight fading of spine; otherwise a fine copy.



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CALDWELL (Erskine). Gretta. William Heinemann Ltd, 1956. Blank before half-title, two at end; sky blue cloth blocked blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.



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CALVINO (Italo). Baron in The trees. Translated from the Italian by Archibald Colquhoun. Collins, St. James's Place, 1959. Light blue-green boards, lettered and ruled gilt on spine. Inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Originally published in Italy under the title ‘Il Barone Rampante' in 1957.

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CALVINO (Italo). The Castle Of Crossed Destinies. Translated from the Italian by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York and London, 1977. Lge.med.8vo; Blank, half-title, and advertisement leaf precede title-page; four double-sided plates in full colour; numerous illustrations on text-paper; quarter black buckram, mottled brown plasticised board sides, flat spine, lettered and blocked with publisher's device, gilt, down spine, stamped with ISBN number, gilt, on back cover; bright brown textured end-papers. Small original binding fault resulting in raised bump on front board; otherwise a fine copy.

Originally published in Italy in 1973 under the title ‘Il castello dei destini incrociati'. The author here makes use of the tarot pack as a medium for suggesting stories: hence the ilustrations.

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CAMERON (Mrs. Lovett). Midsummer Madness. London, John Long, 13 and 14 Norris St., Haymarket, 1902. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[302]+[ii]; apple-green buckram, lettered and blocked black in series style on front cover, lettered black on spine; lower-edges uncut. Spine just a trifle darkened, and poor quality paper lightly embrowned; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription dated ‘Feb 1903' on the upper margin of the title-page. Issued as a volume in Long's Colonial Library. The English edition was published in November 1902, and the Colonial edition was probably intended to be issued simultaneously with it.

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CAMPBELL (Roy). Light on a Dark horse: An autobiography (1901-1935). Hollis & Carter, 1951. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece; vignette title-page, and numerous vignette head and tail pieces; chocolate cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. blue-grey. End-papers, prelims., last leaf, and edges foxed; otherwise a nice copy in frayed, worn, and chipped dust-wrapper.



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CAMUS (Albert). The plague. Translated from The French By Stuart Gilbert. Hamish Hamilton, 1948. Double cr.16mo; final blank; grey green cloth, panelled silver, ruled, blocked, and lettered red on spine. Spine faded and foxed, and silver slightly rubbed; tape marks on paste-downs; light foxing of edges and back end-papers; otherwise fine.

The first edition in English. Originally published in French in 1947.

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CANNAN (Gilbert). Time and eternity: A tale of three exiles. Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1919. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; marina blue linen grain cloth, ruled and lettered black on front cover and spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Slight fading of spine; small light stain on margins at one opening; otherwise a very nice copy.



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CANTON (William). The story of Saint Elizabeth Of Hungary By William Canton Author of "A Child's Book of Saints," "W.V., her Book" With eight illustrations by Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale. Herbert and Daniel, 95 New Bond Street, London, W., N.D. [November, 1912]. Sq.8vo; blank before half-title; full-colour frontispiece and seven plates; title-page printed in black and red; printer's imprint leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.[xii]+218+[ii]; brown coarse linen, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g.; light buff end-papers. Virtually fine copy.

Presentation copy in the month of publication, inscribed in the author's holograph to Edward Thompson ‘Ex dono auctoris'. A well produced book.

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CANTON (William). Dawn in Palestine. By William Canton Author of "The Bible Story," "A Child's Book of Saints," "The Invisible Playmate [sic] and W.V. Her Book," Etc. Preface by Lord Bryce. Published for The Syria and Palestine Relief Fund By the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London: 68 Haymarket, S.W., 1918. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.96; half-tone frontispiece and seven plates (including three maps); peach card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in colours, on back and inside wrappers in black with related commercial and charitable advertisements; issued without end-papers. Lower third of back-strip torn and re-glued; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription to Edward Thompson, dated May 1918 and signed ‘the Recluse of Inglewood', on the half-title.

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CANTON (William). The five colours. London, The Bible House, 146 Queen Victoria Street, E.C., 1924. Sq.8vo; full-colour frontispiece, one illustration and one map in text, and nine half-tone plates from photographs; final blank; pp.134+[ii]; crackle-grain pale caramel cloth, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram gilt on spine. A scarce title.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription to Edward Thompson, dated April 2 1924, on front end-paper. Published by the British and Foreign Bible Society. The illustrations are mostly quite interesting.

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CAPEK (Karel). I Had a Dog And a cat. Pictures drawn by Josef & Karel Capek. Translated by M. & R. Weatherall. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1940. Blank before half-title; green cloth lettered black on spine; cream end-papers; t.e. green. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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CAPES (Bernard). A jay of Italy. Methuen and Co., 36 Essex Street W.C., London. Colonial Library. 1905. Conjugate half-title and title leaves; pp.[iv]+316; publisher's inserted 40pp. Catalogue at end dated September 1905. dull greenish blue fine diaper cloth, lettered and with short rule blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with series advertisements; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Fine copy.

First edition, Colonial issue: and in this case secondary, the English issue having appeared in July.

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CAPOTE (Truman). Other voices Other rooms. William Heinemann Ltd, 1948. Final blank; rough fawn buckram, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered dark red on spine; tan end-papers. Fine copy in chipped and badly frayed and torn dust-wrapper repaired with ghost tape on verso.

The first English edition of the author's first book.

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CAPOTE (Truman). The Grass harp. William Heinemann Ltd, 1952. Blank before half-title; rough fawn cloth, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered cream on spine; tan end-papers. Fine copy in frayed, dusty, and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.



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CAREY (Rosa Nouchette). The Highway of fate. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1902. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, dated 15.8.02; pp.[2]+vi+506+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed faint moiré effect scarlet cloth, blocked blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Front end-paper lacking; otherwise virtually fine.

Wolff, 1084

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CAREY (Rosa Nouchette). The Houshold of Peter. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1905. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; integral advertisement leaf and blank followed by publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue at end, dated 16.8.05; pp.[2]+vi+451+[i (blank)]+[ii]+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed faint moiré effect scarlet cloth, blocked blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Cloth a little loose on boards; end-papers foxed, and back end-paper adhering to catalogue at inner edge, due to an original binding fauly; otherwise a nice copy.

Wolff, 1085, recording a copy lacking the front end-paper.

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CAREY (Rosa Nouchette). The sunny side Of the hill. Macmillan and Co., Limited, St Martin's Street, 1908. Blank or advertisement leaf lacking before half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements followed by publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue at end, dated 30.8.08; pp.[2]+vi+444+[iv]; scarlet patterned sand grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind, blocked and lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g. Front end-paper lacking; otherwise a nice copy.

This title not in Wolff.

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CARLING (George). Richard Elliott, Financier. Sisley's Ltd., Makers of Beautiful Books, London, 1907. Single inset title-page printed in light brown and black; pp.[vi]+348; bright lime green net-grain cloth, blocked gilt, lettered scarlet, on front cover, lettered, with short rule, and blocked with publisher's device, scarlet, on spine; lower-edges uncut. Very slight darkening of spine, but a fine copy.

Printed (and set) in America.

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