Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. 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 POETRY BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

JELLICOE (Ann). The Knack: A play. Encore Publishing Company, [41 Great Russell Street,] 1962. Lge.post 8vo; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; white wrappers, cut flush, printed in black. Top corners slightly bumped; otherwise a fine copy.



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JELLICOE (Ann). Shelley; Or The Idealist. Faber and Faber, 1966. Lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title; crinkle-grain glazed red boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The author's third play.

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JELLICOE (Ann). The giveaway. A Comedy. Faber and Faber, 1970. Post 8vo; final blank; pale green wrappers, cut flush, printed in blue. Spine and edges of wrappers faded; otherwise a fine copy.

Uncorrected Proof Copy.

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JELLICOE (Ann). The giveaway. A Comedy. Faber and Faber, 1970. Final blank; red cloth, lettered gilt down spine. Marked up in ink and pencil for a production; a good working copy in used dust-wrapper.



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JENNINGS (Elizabeth). A Sense of the World: Poems. Andre Deutsch, 1958. Demy 8vo; two blanks before half-title, three at end, the outer ones serving as paste-downs; pale cream boards blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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JENNINGS (Elizabeth). Hurt. Poem-of-the-Month Club Ltd, 1970. Imp.4to, single sheet, unfolded, printed on one side only. Fine copy.

One of an unspecified limited edition. Signed by the author at foot of text.

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JESSE (F. Tennyson) and HARWOOD (H.M.). The pelican. Ernest Benn Limited, 8 Bouverie Street, E.C.4, 1926. Double pott 8vo; two blanks before half-title, serving as end-papers; two integral advertisement leaves, followed by blank at end; orange self-wrappers, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, printed black on front and spine, folded over outer end-papers, these not pasted down. Minute chip at tail of spine; otherwise a very nice copy.

From the library of Carmen Callil, and bearing her bookplate on the front end-paper.

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JOHNSON (B.S.). Poems Two. Trigram Press, 1972. Narrow demy 8vo; printed throughout in dark blue and dark green; limitation leaf at end; quarter olive green slightly rough buckram, flat spine, emerald green buckram sides, lettered silver down spine; lime green end-papers. Fine copy in original clear plastic dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 100 copies specially bound, and numbered and signed by the author.

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JOHNSON (Lionel). Selections from The poems of Lionel Johnson Including some now collected for the first time With a Prefatory Memoir. London, Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1908. Roy.16mo; pp.64; grey large wrappers printed in black on front and back panels, inside and out; fore- and lower-edges uncut; issued without end-papers; 8pp. publisher's catalogue headed ‘Elkin Mathews' Short list of Forthcoming, new and recent books, Season 1908-9' and 4pp. advertisements on poor quality laid paper for ‘"The Real Omar" Quatrains of Omar Khayy m From a literal prose translation by Edward Heron-Allen, of the earliest known Manuscript (Bodleian Library: Ouseley MSS., No.140), done into verse By Arthur B. Talbot' both loosely laid in before half-title, as issued. Paper re-glued at tail of spine; top-edges foxed; Omar advertisement lightly embrowned; small book-label of John Johnson (possibly by Reynolds Stone) laid onto the half-title; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as No.34 of the Vigo Cabinet Series, the wrapper advertisements listing the series to No.54 (still 1908). Published at 1/- net in wrappers as here, and at 1/6d. net in cloth. The brief Memoir was written by Clement Shorter. Nelson, 1908.23. Rare with the laid-in catalogue and flyer. The catalogue lists titles apparently unknown to Nelson.

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JOHNSON (Lionel). Selections from The poems of Lionel Johnson Including some now collected for the first time With a Prefatory Memoir. London, Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1908. Roy.16mo; pp.64; grey-green large wrappers printed in black on front and back panels, inside and out; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Wrappers slightly chipped at large fore-edges; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as No.34 of the Vigo Cabinet Series. Published at 1/- net in wrappers, as here, and at 1/6d. net in cloth. A minor binding variant, copies also being known in wrappers of a definitely grey colour. The brief Memoir was written by Clement Shorter. Nelson, 1908.23.

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JOHNSON (Lionel). Selections from The poems of Lionel Johnson Including some now collected for the first time With a Prefatory Memoir. London, Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1908. Roy.16mo; pp.64; grey wrapper printed in black, cut flush, at front and back; mottled pale blue-grey rough buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; white laid end-papers. Very fine copy.

Issued as No.34 of the Vigo Cabinet Series. Published at 1/- net in wrappers, and at 1/6d. net in cloth, as here. The brief Memoir was written by Clement Shorter. Nelson, 1908.23.

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JONES (David). The Kensington Mass. Agenda Editions, 1975. Sm.demy 8vo; title-page printed in red, black, and pale grey-green; seven leaves of facsimiles, followed by blank, all of supercalendered paper, at end; glazed white stiff card wrappers, cut flush, lettered in black and red on front cover, black down spine; pale purple end-papers.



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JONES (Henry Arthur). The liars: An original comedy In four acts. New York, The Macmillan Company; London, Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1901. Super roy.16mo in half sheets; pp.[viii]+120; deep cerise fine buckram, lettered gilt on spine, ruled blind, blocked with horizontal straight grain morocco pattern on sides after the style of a half-calf binding with morocco sides. Very slight wear to cloth a tail of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

From the library of theatre critic J.C. Trewin and his wife Wendy, with their ink ownership inscription on the front paste-down. Issued upon first publication as a volume in the Uniform Edition of Henry Arthur Jones's Plays. Printed, for copyright reasons in America, this American issue possibly having precedence. The English issue, identical in format and binding with the present one, was advertised for publication in December 1901.

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JONES (Henry Arthur) and HERMAN (Henry). The silver king: A drama in five acts By Henry Arthur Jones And Henry Herman. Copyright, 1907, by Henry Arthur Jones. New York, Samuel French, Publisher, 26 West 22d [sic] Street / London, Samuel French, Ltd., 26 Southampton Street, Strand, N.D. [1907]. Demy 8vo, signed on the centre folds; pp.[viii]+163+[8 (scene diagrams)]+[4 (Scene Plot, Property Plot, and Gas Plot [sic!])]+[i (blank)]+[iv (English advertisements)]; two publisher's slips (one regarding performance fees, and one Australian and New Zealand rights) tipped in before title-page; midnight blue fine buckram, flat spine with white paper label printed in black; spare label tipped onto back paste-down. Cloth of spine a trifle faded, and joints restored; sides damp-spotted; internally a fine copy. Scarce.

From the library of theatre critic John Trewin and his wife, with their brief ownership inscription on the front pastedown. The first publication of a play originally produced at the Prince's Theatre, London, on Thursday, November 16th, 1882. The second volume of a planned collected plays, though this is stated only in the advertisements.

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JONES (Henry Arthur). Mary goes first: A comedy in three acts and An epilogue. G. Bell and Sons, Ltd., 1913. Demy 8vo; photogravure portrait frontispiece of Marie Tempest in costume for the title part; integral advertisement leaf, followed by blank at end; white wrappers, cut flush, printed in black and red on front wrapper; issued without end-papers. Wrappers slightly dusty; early prelims. lightly foxed; small label removed from verso of final blank, leaving faint stain; otherwise a fine copy.

The chief character bears the unusual surname of Whichello, and according to a note printed at the end of the text the author was "threatened with an action for libel" if he published this comedy without revising it in a form that would "be acceptable to Mr. George Whichelow of Bermondsey." Jones's note goes on: "The author wishes to state that until the production of the play he was unaware of the existence of Mr. George Whichelow. He regrets if he has inadvertently given any annoyance to that gentleman, but . . . . It is obvious that if Mr. George Whichelow's claim to revise this play is not resisted, every author of a novel or play will in future be liable to a costly legal action from any person who happens to have a similar name or trade to any one of the characters in his work." The play was therefore published as it stood.

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JOYCE (James). Exiles. A play in three acts. Grant Richards Ltd., St Martin's Street, 1918. Quarter blue green horizontally grained cloth, green boards, labels printed in green on spine and front cover; spine label slightly darkened and very slightly shaved along one edge; otherwise a fine copy.



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JOYCE (James). Pomes penyeach [sic]. Shakespeare and Company, Paris, 1927. Cr.16mo format, twelve leaves, not paginated, sewn as a single gathering, tipped into thin boards covered with pale green paper, printed on front and back covers in black; white paste-downs; issued without free end-papers or dust-wrapper; copyright leaf printed on recto only, and half-title with advertisements on verso, precede title-page; colophon on verso of last page of text, followed by blank; three entry Errata slip tipped on to blank; cr.16mo flyer for Joyce's Gramophone Record of the last four pages of Anna Livia Plurabelle, headed ‘Note' loosely laid in, apparently as issued. Some browning and discolouration of boards, as usual with this title, and unobtrusively rebacked; otherwise a nice copy.

Slocum & Cahoon, A24. As noted on the colophon, thirteen copies were also printed on Dutch hand-made paper, all numbered. The flyer is rarely found.

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KAESTNER (Erich). Emil and the Detectives: A Children's Play in Three Acts. English adaptation by Cyrus Brooks. Samuel French, Ltd., Publishers, 26 Southampton Street, Strand, W.C.2., 1934. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; two double-sided plates at end; textured grey wrappers, cut flush, printed in black; issued without end-papers. Wrappers slightly faded on spine and at edges; otherwise a very nice copy.

(?)Publisher's file copy, bearing a rubber stamp ‘Specimen Not to be taken away.' on front wrapper.

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KAMIMURA (Hiro). 5 vokaltexte. Futura 16, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, [Stuttgart, Germany,] 1967. Single sheet, royal, folded three times as issued, to 8vo size; printed on one side of paper only. Outer faces slightly dusty; otherwise a fine copy.

Concrete poems, in Japanese.

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KARADJA (Mary, Princess). King Solomon: A Mystic Drama In Five Acts and an Epilogue, With Commentaries. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., 1912. Blank before half-title; 6pp. integral advertisements at end (for the ‘Universal Gnostic Alliance', and for the publishers); binder's blank at end; mottled light blue unglazed linen, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. light blue; end-papers coated silver embossed with a pattern of water-lillies on a moire ground; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Nice copy.



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KAUFMAN (Bob). The ancient rain: Poems 1956-1978. A New Directions Book, [on verso of title-page:] New York, 1981. Lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; advertisement leaf follows half-title; title-page printed in black and grey; glazed white wrappers, cut flush, printed in black and grey; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Issued simultaneously with the hardcover and Canadian editions.

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KAVANAGH (P.J.). Edward Thomas In heaven. Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1974. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in black and brown; pp.48; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in yellow and red; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

A volume in ‘The Phoenix Living Poets' series.

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KAVANAGH (P.J.). Life before death. Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1979. Demy 8vo; pp.48; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in yellow and black; issued without end-papers; 4pp. advertisement on smaller pale blue paper printed in black and red for The Poetry Book Society loosely laid in, as issued. Fine copy.

A volume in ‘The Phoenix Living Poets' series.

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KAYE-SMITH (Sheila). Saints In Sussex. 1923, Printed for the Publishers, Elkin Mathews Limited, By The Kynoch Press, Birmingham. Limitation leaf before half-title; wood-engraved title printed in red and black; final blank; quarter black cloth lettered gilt on front board, cream paper sides; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 250 copies, numbered, and signed by the author. Printed on Dutch hand-made paper. The J.R. Abbey copy, bearing his book-plate on the front paste-down.

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KELL (Richard). Differences. Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1969. Demy 8vo; lemon wrappers, cut flush, printed black on front wrapper; made up without end-papers. Fine copy.

Uncorrected proof copy, differing in at least minor respects from the published book, which was issued in ‘The Phoenix Living Poets' series. A publishers' rubber stamp on the front wrapper gives the scheduled month of publication as October 1969.

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KELL (Richard). Poet and artist series: Humours. Poems by Richard Kell; Drawings by Dick Ward. Ceolfrith 50. [on verso of title-page:] Ceolfrith Press, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, 1978. 24pp., narrow med.4to format, wire stitched as a single gathering into green card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; half-title not called for; illustrations on text-paper; final page advertisements; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 750 copies, this being one of 650 unsigned.

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KELLY (George). The show-off: A Transcript of Life In Three acts. Preface by Heywood Broun. Boston, Little, Brown, and Company, 1925. Post 8vo; frontispiece; final blank; diagonally fine-ribbed cerise cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and down spine. Gilt dull, cloth slightly worn at head of spine, and small scratch on front cover; otherwise nice.

From the library of Terence Rattigan, bearing his book-label on the front end-paper.

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KEY (Helen). Broken music. Elkin Mathews, Cork Street, 1916. Roy.16mo in quarter sheets; lake wrappers, printed in very dark blue; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed; issued without end-papers. Wrappers slightly chipped at tail of spine, very slightly frayed and creased at large fore-edges; inscription dated May 10, 1916 on verso of half-title leaf; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as volume No.32 in The Vigo Cabinet Series, Second Century, this being the latest volume listed on the wrappers.

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[KINNELL (Galway).]. The Essential Whitman. Selected and with an Introduction by Galway Kinnell. The Ecco Press, New York, 1987. Sq.f'cap 8vo format, perfect bound; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; portrait frontispiece on verso of half-title; pp.[x]+138; glazed white thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in red, pale green, and black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Issued as Volume 2 in the series ‘The Essential Poets'.

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KINSELLA (Thomas). Another September. Dublin, The Dolmen Press, 1958. Double pott 8vo; two blanks precede title-page; half-title not called for; greyish fawn cloth, flat spine, lettered black up spine. Fine copy in slightly darkened dust-wrapper.



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KIPLING (Rudyard). The five nations. Methuen and Co., 1903. 40pp. publisher's catalogue at end (last leaf blank), dated July 1903; red cloth lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; buff end-papers. Spine slightly faded, as usual; slight foxing of edges, prelims., and last leaf of catalogue; inscription on upper margin of first leaf of text; otherwise a very nice copy.

Livingston 279. The first English edition.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). The Holy War. Methuen & Co. Ltd., N.D. [1918]. Single leaf, folded to f'cap 8vo size; title within woodcut border; lower edges uncut. Fine copy.

First published separately in America in 1917. This is one of three issues made by Methuen at about this time. Livingston 422 refers. Stewart, 431: Stewart's second English edition.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). The years between. Methuen and Co. Ltd., 1919. Blank before half-title; 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated 2/19; cerise cloth lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Spine faded, as nearly always, otherwise a fine unopened copy.

Livingston 442, describing the lower-edges as untrimmed, and giving no date for the catalogue.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). A Choice of songs From the verse of Rudyard Kipling. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1925. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title, imprint leaf followed by blank at end; orange self-wrappers, printed in black, folded over outer blanks; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Badly foxed, and wrappers worn and marked; as a working copy.



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KIPLING (Rudyard). [Cover title:] Supplication of the Black Aberdeen. Drawings by G.L. Stampa. [On back wrapper:] Published by The Medici Society, 7 Grafton St., London, W.1, 1927. One gathering, 4to, sewn with thick green thread, the outer leaves serving as wrappers; presentation slip (unused) present as issued; front wrapper printed in black and green. Fine copy in original printed envelope, torn at flap.



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KIRKUP (James). The Submerged village And Other Poems. Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, 1951. White boards patterned in green, lettered black on front cover, paper spine label printed in green. Spine slightly embrowned, otherwise a virtually fine copy.



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KNOBLAUCH (Edward). A war committee. By Edward Knoblauch [sic]. Copyright, 1915, by Samuel French, Ltd New York, Samuel French, Publisher, 28-30 West 38th Street / London, Samuel French Ltd, 26 Southampton Street, Strand, N.D. [1915]. One gathering, sm.double cr.16mo; drab brown thick paper wrappers, printed in black on sides and spine. Lettering on spine rubbed; strip cut from upper margin of front wrapper; ownership stamp of ‘Women's Theatre', and written address, etc., on half-title; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as No.2533 of French's Acting Edition. The correct first issue, the advertisement of ‘The Latest Additions to French's Acting Edition'on the back wrapper listing the then current numbers 2501 to 2520, and the author's name on the front wrapper being given, by error or schitzophrenia, as ‘Knoblaugh'. The author later spelled his name ‘Knoblock'.

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KNOBLOCK (Edward). Kismet And other plays. With an Introduction By John Vere. 1957, Chapman & Hall, London. Demy 8vo; pp.352; maroon fine beaded linen textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Gilt slightly dull on spine, but a nice copy.

‘The Faun' is here first published in its original English, and the text of a lecture, ‘The Playwright's Progress', is here first printed. The volume also includes ‘Kismet', ‘My Lady's Dress', and ‘Milestones' (written in collaboration with Arnold Bennett).

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K[NOX] (R.A.). Signa severa. Eton College, Spottiswoode and Co., Ltd., 1906. Half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+63+[i (woodcut printer's device); large pale blue wrappers, printed black on front wrapper; a.e. uncut. Slight fraying and marking of wrappers; light foxing of first and last two leaves; otherwise a fine copy of the author's very scarce first book.

"In publishing these verses I must offer my humble apologies to those who will read them. I must also express my deepest gratitude to Mr. R.A. Austen Leigh for suggesting and undertaking their publication. I have not as yet discovered any meaning in the title. Nor is there any meaning in the order of the poems . . . Seventeen of them were published in the Eton College Chronicle, certain others in the Amphibian and the Supplement of 1904. Two of them have not been previously published. In several cases I have made alterations or omissions. . . . Let me here take the opportunity of expressing my gratitude to several fags in Chamber who have kindly volunteered their help in copying out the verses. And to many friends and masters for the deep interest in my work which they have simulated so realistically." - From the author's Preface. A delightfully light hearted volume.

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KOCIEJOWSKI (Marius). The Wolf Month. Earthgrip & Flugsprung, [London,] 1975. One gathering A5 8vo, of pale yellow paper, unpaginated, sewn into grey card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in dark grey and black; half-title not called for; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper.

The cover design is an original lino-cut by Alice Duck.

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KOESTLER (Arthur). Twilight bar: An Escapade in Four Acts. Jonathan Cape, 1945. Pale sand cloth; lower-edges uncut. Back cover marked and stained; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed and embrowned dust-wrapper.



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KOPS (Bernard). Erica I Want to Read You Something. Scorpion Press, 1967. Lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; tangerine cloth lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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[KUNITZ (Stanley).]. The Essential Blake. Selected and with an Introduction by Stanley Kunitz. The Ecco Press, New York, 1987. Sq.f'cap 8vo format, perfect bound; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; portrait frontispiece on verso of half-title; blank at end; pp.[x]+92+[ii]; glazed white thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in red, lilac, and black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Issued as Volume 4 in the series ‘The Essential Poets'.

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LANG (Andrew). New collected Rhymes. Longmans, Green, and Co., 39, Paternoster Row, 1905. Super roy.16mo in half sheets; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘a' precedes half-title; blank at end; pp.[2]+[x]+101+[i (printer's imprint)]+[2]; leaf green linen effect fine rough buckram; paper spine label printed in red and black; t.e.g., others uncut. Cloth of spine slightly faded; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed on hand-made paper. A scarce late title.

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LANG (V.R.). Poems & Plays. With a Memoir by Alison Lurie. [On verso of half-title:] Heinemann, [on verso of title:] 1975. Short double demy 16mo; blank and advertisement leaf before half-title; blank at end; black boards lettered and with short rules gilt on spine. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.

Printed in America. The following erratum and typographical flaw have been noted in this copy, but are probably without state or issue significance: p.60, l.16, ‘given' for ‘give'; p.63, l.16, ‘ag' of ‘vague' badly battered.

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LARKIN (Philip). The less deceived. Poems By Philip Larkin. The Marvel Press, [Hessle, East Yorkshire], October 1955. Demy 8vo in half-sheets; imprint leaf followed by blank at end; pp.43+[i (blank)]+[i]+[iii]; thin unprinted large cream boards. Pencilled inscription on half-title page, and extensive pencilled notes passim (v. note); otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Despite the imprint, this edition in wrappers is the second printing, reset, without the list of subscribers present on pp.[44-45] in the first edition, and with the typographical variations in the text described by Bloomfield (page numbers in Garamond, not linotype Baskerville; terminal exclamation mark at end of l.23 on p.30 in Roman instead of Italic type; and no comma at the end of line 14 on p.40). Bloomfield, A6(a), p.34, however, calls for the dust-wrapper to be glued on over the boards as a cover in this issue, and to bear the printed price 6s. It has never been glued on in the present copy, and differs from all variants recorded by Bloomfield in not bearing any price at all on the inner flap of the dust-wrapper, which does, however, carry a blurb. On p.38 Bloomfield calls for the dust-wrapper of the soft-cover edition to be printed with reviews of the book's first impression on the back inner flap. In the present copy the back inner flap is blank. We believe this to be an advance copy of the true second edition in a proof dust-wrapper - a hypothesis given some support by the inscription and the pencilled notes, the former reading "D.F. Bradshaw / Private copy" and an address in Cambridge, whilst the latter are of a kind suggestive of a contemplated review. It is to be noted that Bloomfield in his collation on p.34 calls for pp.40 - 48 to be blank instead of 46 - 48 - an obvious error; but on pp.36 and 37 he describes the first impression as having ‘the misprint "floor" for "sea" in the first line of the poem ‘Absences' on p.38, this being corrected, as he says on p.38, in the second printing. The present copy does indeed read ‘sea' in the first line - but it reads ‘floors' in the second: surely the correct reading ought to be ‘floor' then ‘seas', the original error lying in the second line and not the first, and having been mis-corrected here?

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LARKIN (Philip). The less deceived. Poems By Philip Larkin. The Marvel Press, [Hessle, East Yorkshire], October 1955. Demy 8vo in half-sheets; imprint leaf followed by blank at end; pp.43+[i (blank)]+[i]+[iii]; thin unprinted large cream boards, pink self-wrappers printed in green and black, the back wrapper bearing a publisher's advertisement. Back board and dust-wrapper torn and repaired, and boards a little marked; otherwise a nice copy in dust-wrapper.

Despite the imprint, this edition in wrappers is the second printing, reset, with corrections to the text. Bloomfield, A6(a), Note p.38. It is to be noted that Bloomfield in his collation on p.34 calls for pp.40 - 48 to be blank instead of 46 - 48 - an obvious error; but on pp.36 and 37 he describes the first impression as having ‘the misprint "floor" for "sea" in the first line of the poem ‘Absences' on p.38, this being corrected, as he says on p.38, in the second printing. The present copy does indeed read ‘sea' in the first line - but it reads ‘floors' in the second: surely the correct reading ought to be ‘floor' then ‘seas', the original error lying in the second line and not the first, and having been mis-corrected here?

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LARKIN (Philip). High Windows. Faber and Faber, 3 Queen Square, London, 1974. Demy 8vo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; pp.[ii]+42+[iv]; dove grey cloth blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in very nice price-clipped dust-wrapper.

Bloomfield, A10(a): 6,000 copies were published.

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LAW (Alice). Cupid and Psyche And other poems. By Alice Law Author of "Sonnets of Tasso to Leonora," "Songs of the Uplands," Etc. London, Elkin Mathews, Cork Street, 1919. Roy.16mo in half sheets; pp.[48]; large pale blue thick paper wrappers, printed on front wrapper and up spine in black; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Issued without end-papers. Slight fraying to wrappers at large fore-edge; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Issued in the same format as the Vigo Cabinet Series. Nelson, 1919.19

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LAWLESS (Emily, Litt.D.). The inalienable Heritage And other poems. With a preface by Edith Sichel. Privately printed, 1914. Double f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; errata slip tipped in before Contents leaf; slip saying that the book is being sold by two London booksellers tipped in before Preface; grey buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover. Slight general wear to covers, but a very nice copy internally.

Published posthumously.

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LAWRENCE (D.H.). The widowing of Mrs. Holroyd. A drama in three acts. Duckworth & Co., 1914. Two blanks and stub precede title-page (the half-title having been excised before publication); two blanks at end, followed by 20pp. publisher's inserted catalogue, undated; blue cloth blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt up spine. Virtually fine copy.

Roberts A5. One thousand sets of sheets were printed in America, five hundred of them being provided with the Duckworth title-page for issue in England.

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LAWRENCE (D.H.). Look! We have Come through! Published by Chatto & Windus, 1917. Sq.8vo; 3pp. integral advertisements at end, verso of last one blank; red buckram, paper spine label; lower-edges uncut. Some wear to head and tail of spine, small hole in cloth of back joint; some foxing throughout, mostly fairly slight; otherwise a nice copy.

A presentation copy from Lawrence to Madge Dunlop, with the author's signed inscription on the half-title page, and Phoenix book label on the front paste-down.

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LAWRENCE (D.H.). Touch and Go: A Play in Three Acts. C.W. Daniel, Ltd., Graham House, Tudor Street, E.C.4, 1920. Pp.96; thin brownish orange boards, light blue label printed in dark blue on front cover and spine. Label on spine slightly faded, otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as the second volume in the series ‘Plays for a People's Theatre'.

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LAWRENCE (D.H.). Pansies. June 1929. Privately printed [on colophon page:] for subscribers only by P.R. Stephensen, 41 Museum Street, London, W.C.1. Portrait frontispiece printed in brown; title-page printed in blue and brown; fly-title printed in red; thickpaper self-wrappers printed in red and black; tissue dust-wrapper; slip-case; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers, the wrappers being folded over the first and last leaves, the second leaf bearing the frontispiece, and the penultimate leaf the last lines of text on recto and on verso the colophon. Fine copy in almost perfect dust-wrapper and rather used slip-case.

One of an edition limited to 500 copies, this copy being numbered and signed by Lawrence on the verso of the title-page, where also appears the printed statement: "This limited edition is printed complete, following the original manuscript, according to my wish."

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LAWRENCE (D.H.). Pansies. Poems by D.H. Lawrence. No place, no publisher, no printer, no date [1929]. Sm.roy.8vo; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; fly-title printed in red; final blank; dull red basil textured thick paper wrappers, printed very dark blue with lettering on front cover, with lettering and type ornament down spine, and with phoenix device on back cover; a.e. uncut; made up without end-papers. Some general wear to wrappers; a little scattered foxing; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Roberts A47e: ‘Definitive Edition, copy on laid paper'. Printed from the plates of the fifty copy limited edition, but with all publication details removed.

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LAWRENCE (D.H.). Nettles. Faber & Faber Limited, 1930. One gathering double cr.16mo; blank before half-title, blank at end, serving as end-papers; reddish-pink self-wrappers over plain thin white boards, printed outside and on flaps in black; top- and lower- edges uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; issued without true end-papers. Wrappers splitting a little at folds; slight foxing of blanks; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as No.11 of the Criterion Miscellany.

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LAWRENCE (D.H.). [Cover title:] The triumph of the machine. Drawings by Althea Willoughby. [On back cover:] This is No.28 of The Ariel Poems Published by Faber & Faber Limited At 24 Russell Square, London, W.C.1, Printed at The Curwen Press, Plaistow, N.D. [1930]. One half gathering sm.cr.8vo, unpaged; first and last leaf blank; prelims. not called for; wood-engraved illustration printed in black, pale brown, yellow, and lime green on p.[3], text on pp.[4-5], p.[6] blank; sewn into lime green self-wrappers, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, folded at flaps over blanks, printed outside in black, the front panel including a wood-engraved illustration. Fine copy.



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LAYTON (Frank G., M.R.C.S.). Philip's Wife. A Play in Three Acts by Frank G. Layton ("Stephen Andrew"). London: A.C. Fifield, 13 Clifford's Inn, E.C., 1914. Globe 8vo; pp.64; brown wrappers printed outside in black; fore-edges uncut; issued without end-papers. Small ownership stamp on lower margin of half-title; otherwise a fine copy.

‘Deals with the subject of "Damaged Goods" [the Brieux play] under English conditions' - publisher's note on wrapper.

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LAYTON (Irving). Selected Poems. Edited with a preface by Wynne Francis. Charisma Books London, 1974. Post 8vo format, perfect bound; verso of half-title and recto of following integral frontispiece leaf bearing decoration; final blank; pp.[xviii]+[140]+[ii]; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black and yellow; issued without end-papers. Wrappers very slightly rubbed and creased; otherwise a fine copy.

First English edition. Published in Canada in 1969.

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LAYTON (Irving). Droppings From Heaven. McClelland and Stewart, [25 Hollinger Road, Toronto,] 1979. Med.8vo format, perfect bound; advertisement leaf precedes title-page; Acknowledgements and biographical note leaves at end; pp.[112]; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black and red; issued without end-papers. Very nice copy.



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LEDWIDGE (Francis). Songs Of peace. With an introduction By Lord Dunsany. Herbert Jenkins Limited, Arundel Place Haymarket, 1917. Integral advertisement leaf at end; grey fine linen grain cloth, blocked and lettered with publishers name device blind on back cover, ruled and lettered dark blue on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. Light foxing of edges and first and last two leaves; otherwise a fine copy.



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LEE (Laurie). The pocket poets: Laurie Lee. Studio Vista, fourth impression, 1968. Post 8vo; white card wrappers printed in olive and lime greens, cut flush; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.

Signed by the author on the half-title. The collection was originally published in 1960.

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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). Odes From the Divan of Hafiz Freely Rendered from Literal Translations by Richard Le Gallienne. New York: Privately Printed, 1903. Cr.4to; thick Japanese paper end-papers and binder's blanks, the paste-downs being of double thickness; title-page printed in red and black; blank at end; pp.[xxx (mispaged as [xxxii])]+194+[ii]; quarter vellum, blue-grey boards, spine lettered in gilt, and with five raised bands; a.e. uncut. Three or four small original scratch-like flaws in vellum; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to only thirty-five copies, printed privately for the author on fine Japanese paper at The Heintzemann Press, Boston. Numbered and signed by the author. A finely produced book.

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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). Omar repentant. Grant Richards, 1908. Landscape f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[8]+XXXVII+[i (printer's imprint)]+[2]; publisher's full vellum, yapped fore-edges, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; a.e. uncut; text-paper end-papers. Extensive light foxing of covers, and gilt a little rubbed; otherwise a nice copy.

First English edition of a work issued originally in America. The ordinary edition, printed throughout on hand-made paper: there was also an edition limited to 100 copies on Japonese vellum. A temperance poem, in our experience scarce.

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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). New poems. John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1910. Sm.cr.8vo; 4pp. integral advertisements (last two leaves signed ‘O'), followed by 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements printed in red and black (including order form, here intact); pp.xii+[204]+[viii]; light dull green buckram ruled blind on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight mottled fading of cloth on front cover; otherwise a fine copy.



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LEHMANN (John). Forty poems. The New Hogarth Library, Vol.IX. The Hogarth Press, 37 Mecklenburgh Square, 1942. Post 8vo; lemon boards blocked and lettered puce up spine. Nice copy.



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LESLIE (Shane). Songs of Oriel. Maunsel and Co., Limited, 96, Middle Abbey St., Dublin, 1908. F'cap 8vo; pp.48; quarter pale green cloth, grey boards printed on front board in black. Nice copy.

Neatly laid on to the title page is a slip of paper bearing Leslie's signature. The author's scarce first book, printed in Dublin at the University Press.

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LESLIE (Shane). The delightful, Diverting, and devotional play of Mrs. Fitzherbert Sometime wife of George Prince of Wales, after-Wards George the fourth King of England. Ernest Benn Limited, 1928. Imp.16mo in half sheets; two blanks before half/series title, serving as end-papers; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[iv]+97+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; deep chalk blue buckram, paper label on front cover and spine. Nice copy.

Anne Renier's copy, with her signature on the front end-paper, and the small book-label of Anne and F.G. Renier on the paste-down. Issued as Volume LXIII in the series ‘Contemporary British Dramatists'.

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LESLIE (Shane). The Poems of Shane Leslie. London: At The Cayme Press, 31 Golden Square, 1928. Double cr.8vo; printed on hand-made paper; limitation leaf, with epigraph on verso, follows half-title; woodcut vignette on title-page recto, another, with colophon, on title-page verso; pp.[96]; black coarse buckram lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Nice copy, with the printed front panel of the dust-wrapper loosely laid in.

No.5 of an edition limited to 350 numbered copies, this copy being numbered and signed by the author. With the bookplate of Francis E. Bliss on the front paste-down.

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LESSING (Doris). Fourteen Poems. Scorpion Press, 1959. Sm.cr.8vo, 24pp. wire-stitched as a single gathering into large plain white wrappers, old cream dust-wrapper printed on front panel and front flap in scarlet; pp.23+[i (blank)]. Fine copy.

On of 450 ordinary copies of a total edition limited to 500, all numbered.

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LEVENSON (Christopher). Stills. Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1972. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in black and brown; light brown boards blocked with publisher's monogram device gilt on the front cover, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription to his father, dated May ‘72, on the front end-paper. Issued as a volume in ‘The Phoenix Living Poets' series.

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LEVI (Peter, S.J.). Pancakes for the Queen of Babylon: Ten Poems for Nikos Gatsos. Anvil Press Poetry, 1968. Blank precedes title-page, two blanks at end; dark red cloth lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in clear plastic dust-wrapper.

One of only fifty copies hardbound, numbered and signed by the author.

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[LEWIS (Cecil).]. The Unknown warrior: A tragedy in three acts By Paul Raynal. The English version By Cecil Lewis. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1928. Sq.cr.8vo; light blue cloth, lettered dark blue on front cover, ruled and lettered dark blue on spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed. Very light slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy in faded dust-wrapper.

This ‘version' by the future author of ‘Sagittarius Rising'.

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LEWIS (C. Day). Transitional poem. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1929. Pale sea green boards printed dark blue on front cover and up flat spine. Slight darkening of covers, but a very nice copy.

Woolmer, 191. Issued as No.9 in the series ‘Hogarth Living Poets'.

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LEWIS (C. Day). From feathers To iron. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1931. Yellow boards printed black on front cover and up flat spine. Small chip in boards at extreme head of spine, but a very nice copy.

Woolmer, 251. Issued as No.22 in the series ‘Hogarth Living Poets'.

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LEWIS (C. Day). Collected poems 1929-1933: Transitional poem; From feathers to iron; The magnetic mountain. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, Tavistock Square, 1935. Demy 8vo; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; imprint leaf at end; light lime green faintly mottled cloth, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. End-papers foxed with faint off-setting onto facing pages; otherwise a fine copy in a slightly rubbed and frayed later issue dust-wrapper.

Woolmer, 362, but a variant binding, probably earlier than that recorded by Woolmer, his being ‘lime green cloth printed in dark green'. Altogether, 620 copies were printed. The dust-wrapper of the present copy is identical to that called for by Woolmer, except that it bears the words ‘Second Impression' on the front panel. We do not believe this to have been added subsequently to the book's initial sale: it was the custom in the English trade until at least the mid 1960s for new booksellers to obtain from the publishers replacement dust-wrappers for any that had become torn or shop-soiled on the shelves. The covers of this copy are so entirely clean and bright that we are inclined to think it has never lacked a dust-wrapper, the present one probably having been acquired in this way. Woolmer does not note that the book was printed in America.

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LEWIS (C. Day). A time to dance And other poems. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 1935. Red cloth lettered gilt up spine. Top corners of spine worn; back cover very slightly marked; end-papers and facing pages foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Proof copy, so designated by the words ‘Proof only' written in ink on the title-page in Virginia Woolf's hand. Woolmer 364, records that 750 copies of the published book were printed.

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LEWIS (C. Day). Noah and the Waters. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 1936. Blank before half-title, blank at end; natural silk blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt up spine; t.e.g. Slight dusting of covers; end-papers embrowned; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 100 copies numbered and signed by the author. Printed on laid paper. Woolmer 383a.

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LEWIS (C. Day). Noah and the Waters. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 1936. Blank before half-title, blank at end; yellow fine weave cloth blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt up spine. Very slight darkening of spine; end-papers embrowned; otherwise a fine copy.

Woolmer 383b. One of 2,000 copies. Printed on wove paper.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LEWIS (C. Day). Collected poems 1929-1933: Transitional poem; From feathers to iron; The magnetic mountain. Second Edition. The Hogarth Press, 37 Mecklenburgh Square, London, W.C.1, 1945. Double demy 16mo; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; blank at end; pp.[ii]+156+[ii]; light lime green faintly mottled cloth, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Slight fading of covers, and poor quality gilt on spine darkened; poor quality paper lightly embrowned throughout (more heavily in the margins); back end-paper lacking; otherwise a very nice copy in a torn and slightly chipped dust-wrapper strengthened on verso.

Woolmer, 362, records the first edition of 1935 and notes that "there were at least four impressions". All four are listed on the verso of the present title-page, which reads: First published March 1935 / Second impression May 1935 / Third impression March 1936 / Fourth impression March 1938 / Second Edition January 1945". We are unable to suggest a reason why the publisher has chosen to describe the present printing as an ‘edition' when each of the other reprints is described merely as an impression. Woolmer at any rate does not list this printing.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LEWIS (C. Day). Word over all, Jonathan Cape, 1945. Fawn fine weave cloth over thin boards, lettered and blocked cerise up spine; t.e. cerise, fore-edges uncut; pale fawn end-papers. Nice copy.



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LEWIS (C. Day). Selected Poems. Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1951. Sm.post 8vo; pp.128; pale green card covers, cut flush, printed outside in green and black, inside in black. Poor quality paper embrowned throughout; otherwise a fine copy.

A selection made by Day Lewis himself. Includes a five page Preface, also by the poet, here first published.

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[LEWIS (C. Day).]. A book of English Lyrics Edited by C. Day Lewis. 1961, Chatto & Windus. Pp.[256]; mottled fawn smooth cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Day Lewis's Introduction occupies pp.7-22.

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LEWIS (C. Day). [Drop heading:] The abbey that refused to die. [At foot of text:] printed at the Dolmen Press Dublin . . . for Ballintubber Abbey Claremorris County Mayo, August 1967. 4pp., narrow imp.8vo, unbound, printed on one side only, in red and black; one illustration in text. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 1,000 copies, set by hand in Hammer Uncial type.

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LEWIS (Sinclair & Lloyd). Jayhawker: A Play in Three Acts. Jonathan Cape, 1935. Lemon cloth, blocked with publisher's initial device, lettered and ruled blue up spine; lower-edges uncut. Small faded patch at tail of spine, and publisher's device a little rubbed; edges, end-papers, and prelims. very lightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper slightly chipped at tail of spine. Scarce.



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LEWIS (Wyndham). Engine fight-talk; The song of The militant romance; If so the man you Are; One-way song; Envoi. Faber and Faber Limited, 24 Russell Square, 1933. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; illustrated title page, and other illustrations in text; pp.132; cream Sundour cloth, lettered blue on front cover and down spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Neatly re-backed with the original backstrip laid on, and with new antique-toned laid end-papers; lettering on backstrip rubbed, and covers a little dusty; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy from poet Ruthven Todd, with his signed inscription on the original front end-paper, here preserved. A scarce title.

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