Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

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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.

MASEFIELD (John). Ballads. Elkin Mathews, 1903. Roy.16mo in half sheets; brown wrappers printed in black; uncut edges. A nice copy.

Masefield's scarce second book, issued as No.13 in the Vigo Cabinet Series. Nelson, 1903.12; Simmons, 2.

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[MASEFIELD (John).]. The fancy By John Hamilton Reynolds. With a Prefatory Memoir And Notes by John Masefield And Thirteen Illustrations By Jack B. Yeats, Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street. London, W, N.D. [1905]. F'cap 8vo; title-page printed in red and black; illustrations in text; final blank; pp.[ii]+88+[ii]; drab large wrappers, printed in black on front cover and up spine; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Very light foxing of edges and final blank; otherwise a fine, unopened, copy.

A later issue, dating from after 1912, the wrappers bearing the publisher's address as ‘CORK STREET', which he moved to in that year. The price also has been increased from a shilling to ‘HALF-A-CROWN NET', which may suggest war-time paper shortages. The book was issued in 1905, and in 1906 designated as the first volume of ‘The Satchel Series', a name which was included only on the wrappers: it is not present here. Masefield's Introduction occupies pp.[7]-29. Not in Handley-Taylor's Masefield Bibliography; Nelson, ‘Elkin Mathews', pp.65 and 218 (recording the book as 1905.25). Nelson seems not to have known about the present issue.

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MASEFIELD (John). Ballads. Elkin Mathews, 1910. Roy.16mo in half sheets; pp.63+[i (advertisements)]; large sea green wrappers printed in black; uncut edges. Neat ownership inscription dated May 1913 on upper margin of inside front wrapper; otherwise a nice copy.

‘Second Edition, April, 1910, Revised and Enlarged' - copyright page. Issued as No.13 in the Vigo Cabinet Series, replacing the earlier volume of the same title. Published in wrappers at 1/-, as here, or in cloth at 1/6d. Some pieces from the first edition are here omitted, others are included from Masefield's scarce first book, ‘Salt Water Ballads', whilst others again are here first collected. Included also is a brief authorial ‘Note to the Second Edition', here first printed. Nelson, 1903.12, note, and 1910, 24, refer: Nelson, who apparently had never seen this volume, badly muddles the entry - despite having an excellent Masefield letter in his possession, which makes the position crystal clear - confusing this, which is just called ‘Ballads' with the further extended edition of the same year, which is called ‘Ballads and Poems'. ‘Ballads and Poems' was issued in September, at 2/6d. in cloth, uniform with the cloth edition of the present volume, which it effectively supercedes, reprinting the whole contents (with at least one minor correction), and adding a further nineteen poems. Since ‘Ballads and Poems' was envisaged before the present volume went to press, this edition of ‘Ballads' was possibly printed short: it is at any rate, in our experience, a good deal scarcer than either the first edition or the later one. There are, nonetheless, two issues (more probably representing just an accidental variation in the paper stock than two clear printings), the first, according to Nelson, being on paper watermarked ‘Abbet Mills Greenfield', and the second without a watermark. This is Nelson's ‘first issue'.

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MASEFIELD (John). The Daffodil fields. William Heinemann, 1913. Blank before half-title; author's note leaf at end; blue cloth ruled blind on sides, blocked gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. A near fine copy.

In this copy the first date in the author's note has been corrected in pencil from 1912 to 1913.

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MASEFIELD (John). Good Friday: A play in verse. William Heinemann, 1917. Blue linen grain cloth ruled blind and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and blocked gilt on spine. A near-fine copy in the dust-wrapper.

The first regular trade edition. The price on the dust-wrapper of this copy has been altered by hand from 3/6 to 5/0.

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MASEFIELD (John). Enslaved And other poems. 1920, William Heinemann. Post 8vo; final blank; green boards ruled blind on front cover, blocked gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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MASEFIELD (John). Right royal. 1920, William Heinemann. Med.8vo; blank before half-title; leaf bearing map follows dedication leaf; quarter parchment, ruled blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, green boards; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight mottling of boards, and free end-papers foxed and darkened; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 525 copies, printed on large English hand-made paper, numbered and signed by the author.

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MASEFIELD (John). King Cole. With drawings in black and white By Judith Masefield. William Heinemann, 1921. Blank before half-title; imprint leaf at end; quarter vellum ruled blind on sides, lettered and blocked gilt on spine, lilac boards; t.e.g., others uncut. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 780 copies numbered and signed by the author. Printed on mould-made paper.

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MASEFIELD (John). Melloney Holtspur. William Heinemann, 1922. Post 8vo; note leaf at end; green boards blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. 1922. Spine splitting over back joint, and paper covering of backstrip a little chipped; a fine copy internally.



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MASEFIELD (John). Berenice. A Tragedy. Translated from the French of Jean Racine. William Heinemann, 1922. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; light blue boards printed in dark blue on sides and spine. Near fine copy in defective tissue dust-wrapper.



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MASEFIELD (John). A king's daughter. A tragedy in verse. 1923, William Heinemann Ltd. Med.8vo; quarter vellum, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, ruled blind on sides, blue board sides; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. A nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 280 numbered copies printed on large English hand-made paper, this copy being numbered and signed by Masefield.

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MASEFIELD (John). The Trial of Jesus. William Heinemann Ltd, 1925. Final blank; quarter vellum blocked and lettered gilt on spine, blue boards; t.e.g., others uncut. A nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 530 numbered copies on English hand-made paper, this copy being numbered and signed by the author.

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MASEFIELD (John). Tristan and Isolt. A Play in Verse. William Heineman, Ltd., 1927. Med.8vo; blank before half-title; quarter vellum, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, ruled blind on sides, blue board sides; t.e.g., others uncut. A nice copy.

One of an edition, printed on large English hand-made paper, limited to 275 numbered copies, this copy being numbered and signed by Masefield.

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MASEFIELD (John). The coming of Christ. William Heinemann Ltd., 1928. Med.8vo; blank at end; quarter vellum, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, ruled blind on sides, blue board sides; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Near fine.

One of an edition limited to 275 numbered copies, this copy being numbered and signed by the author. Printed on large hand-made paper.

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MASEFIELD (John). Easter: A play For singers. William Heinemann Ltd., 1929. Final blank; copyright slip tipped in after dedication leaf; blue buckram ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and up spine. Near fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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MASEFIELD (John). Minnie Maylow's story And Other tales And Scenes. William Heinemann Ltd, 1931. Final blank; bevelled brown coarse buckram blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Covers darkened; otherwise nice.

One of an edition limited to 375 copies numbered and signed by the author, printed upon hand-made paper.

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MASEFIELD (John). Minnie Maylow's Story And Other tales And Scenes. William Heinemann Ltd, 1931. Final blank; blue buckram, blocked blind on back cover, gilt on spine, lettered blind on front cover and spine, ruled blind on front cover. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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MASEFIELD (John). End and beginning. William Heinemann Ltd, 1934. Blank before half-title, two at end; blue buckram blocked blind on back cover, lettered gilt up spine; cream end-papers. A near-fine copy.



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MASEFIELD (John). Land workers. William Heinemann Ltd, 1942. Pp.[iv]+12, wire-stitched within cream wrappers, the front wrapper printed in green and black. Fine copy. Scarce.

Issued at One Shilling.

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MASEFIELD (John). Natalie Maisie And Pavilastukay: Two tales in verse. William Heinemann Ltd, 1942. Blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt up spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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MASEFIELD (John). Wonderings (Between One and Six Years). William Heinemann Ltd, 1943. Blue linen grain cloth blocked and lettered gilt up spine. Near fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Advance copy, bearing a presentation inscription from the author to his wife and the note ‘8 Oct: 4 43. (Pub 18th).' This is the dedication copy.

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MASON (Eugene). The ivory gates. [Colophon:] Cheltenham: Printed at the "Looker-on" office. No publisher, no date [c.1916]. One gathering of thick paper, double f'cap 16mo, unpaginated; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; original bevelled full vellum, ruled and tooled gilt on sides, lettered gilt onfront cover; a.e.g.; end-papers oil-marbled in gold, dark green, purple, yellow, and brown. Slight warping of covers, with consequent slight cracking of vellum towards tail of front joint; otherwise a very nice copy. Rare.

With the author's signed holograph presentation inscription, undated, on the verso of the front binder's blank, and a later presentation inscription from John Bayliss on the recto. Apart from a single wire-stitched unbound copy which passed through our hands some time ago, we have been unable to trace any record of this collection, which was evidently a small private issue. Our earlier copy had a presentation inscription from the author dated 1916, and we assumed the inscription to reflect the date of printing, though the typography looks older, and it is not impossible, with its ballades, rondel, and sonnets, its echoes of Baudelaire and de Musset, and its mention of Rossetti, that the volume may date from as long ago as the 1890s, together with the public bulk of Mason's work.

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MASON (Eugene). The ivory gates. [Colophon:] Cheltenham: Printed at the "Looker-on" office. No publisher, no date [c.1916]. One gathering of thick paper, double f'cap 16mo, wire-stitched, unpaginated; half-title not called for; issued without wrappers. First and last page lightly dusty; otherwise a fine copy. Rare.

With the author's signed holograph presentation inscription, dated ‘July 14.16' on the upper margin of the title-page. We have been unable to trace any record of this collection, which was evidently a small private issue, and we have assumed the inscription to reflect the date of printing. The typography, however, looks older, and it is not impossible, with its ballades, rondel, and sonnets, its echoes of Baudelaire and de Musset, and its mention of Rossetti, that the volume may date from as long ago as the 1890s, together with the public bulk of Mason's work.

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MASSINGHAM (Harold). Black Bull Guarding Apples. Longmans, 1965. Blank before half-title, blank at end; fawn cloth lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Publisher's display copy, stamped ‘Showroom Copy' on half-title.

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MATHERS (E. Powys). Black marigolds: being a Rendering into English of The "Panchasika of Chauras" By E. Powys Mathers, author of "Coloured Stars". Oxford, B.H. Blackwell, N.D. [1919]. Sq.cr.8vo, 24pp., sewn as a single gathering into mustard wrappers, the front wrapper printed in black; blank before half-title, blank at end, serving as paste-downs; uncut edges. In general nice.

Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title page in the author's holograph ‘To dearest Dorothy/with love from/Bill./20/12/24.'

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MATHERS (Edward Powys). The garden of Bright waters: One hundred and twenty Asiatic love poems Translated by Edward Powys Mathers. Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1920. Sq.cr.8vo; 3pp. integral advertisements at end; quarter Holland, lettered blue on spine, dull purple board sides; a.e. uncut. Very slight darkening of spine; two small marks on front cover; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, inscribed on the front end-paper in the author's holograph ‘To perfect beauty/from imperfect form,/to Dorothy/from Bill. 29/2/24.'

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MAUGHAM (W.S.). Jack Straw. A farce In Three Acts. William Heinemann, 1912. Post 8vo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in dark brown; issued without end-papers. Wrappers a little rubbed and marked, but a nice copy.

Issued upon first publication as the third volume of ‘The Plays'.

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MAUGHAM (W.S.). East of Suez: A play in seven scenes. 1922, London: William Heinemann. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; pp.[viii]+130+[ii]; deep scarlet coarse linen, blocked with publisher's device black on back cover, blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered and with short rule black, on spine. Fine copy.

Toole Stott, p.38: the 3s. 6d issue, in cloth. The play was also issued in buff paper wrappers at 2s. 6d. In this copy, the penultimate five lines on p.25 show evidences of risen spaces and quads: state or issue significance, if any, undetermined.

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MAUGHAM (W.S.). Our betters: A comedy in three acts. William Heinemann Ltd., 1923. Red coarse buckram lettered black on spine and front cover, blocked black on sides. Fine copy.



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MAUGHAM (W.S.). Loaves and fishes: A comedy in four acts. 1924, William Heinemann Ltd. Globe 8vo; pp.[viii]+191+[i (blank)]; scarlet linen blocked with publisher's device black on back cover, blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine. Light foxing of edges and prelims.; inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a very nice copy.

Though the fact is nowhere stated on the volume, issued upon first publication as the eighteenth volume of ‘The Plays'. The more expensive issue, in cloth, published at 3/6.

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MAUGHAM (W. Somerset). Encore. Stories by W. Somerset Maugham; Screen adaptation by T.E.B. Clarke, Arthur Macrae And Eric Ambler. William Heinemann Ltd, 1951. Lge.cr.8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; portrait frontispiece and three plates; scarlet cloth, blocked gilt on front cover, blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

In a very real sense ‘the book of the film'.

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MEGROZ (R.L.). Personal poems. Elkin Mathews, Cork Street, 1919. 12mo; blank at front, two blanks at end, the first and last serving as paste-downs; pp.[iv]+[88]+[iv]; five line Errata slip tipped in after last page of text; cream laid boards, cut flush, printed brown on sides. Fine copy in torn and slightly frayed dust-wrapper, strengthened with tissue on verso.

With the author's signed holograph inscription on the half-title. A very elegant little volume, printed for Mathews at The Pelican Press. Nelson, 1919.4; Reilly, p.22.

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MELVILLE (Herman). Clarel: A poem and pilgrimage in The Holy Land. In two volumes. Constable and Company Ltd, London, Bombay, Sydney, 1924. 2 Vols., extra demy 8vo; title-pages printed in marina green; blank before half-title in volume one; final blank in volume two; pp.[ii]+x+332; [viii]+298+[ii]; marina green morocco cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers faced maroon. Virtually fine copy.

First English edition of a work published in the U.S.A. in 1876. A splendid piece of book making after a Victorian model, evidently produced under the supervision of Michael Sadleir. Issued as Vols.XIV and XV of the Standard edition of the Works. Blanck, 13680/14, 15, failing to note that this was the first English edition. Only 750 copies were printed.

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MERCER (David). Three TV Comedies. Calder and Boyars, 1966. Blank before half-title, final blank; cerise boards blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Includes ‘A Suitable Case for Treatment', ‘For Tea on Sunday', ‘And Did Those Feet'.

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MERCER (David). Ride a cock horse. Calder and Boyars, 1966. Lge.post 8vo; final blank; light grey boards, lettered, blocked, and ruled gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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MEREDITH (George). The British Academy. The tercentenary of Milton's birth. Inaugural meeting At the theatre Burlington Gardens Tuesday, December 8, 1908 (The Eve of the Tercentenary). Lines by Mr. George Meredith, O.M., Written in honour of the occasion. Single sheet, folded, Imp.8vo in size, printed in black and red, the title occupying p.1, the text (protected from offsetting by a tissue) pp.2-3, p.4 blank. A fine copy. Rare.

One of a very few special copies printed upon vellum.

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MEREDITH (George). Poems written in early youth (published in 1851); Poems from ‘Modern Love' (first edition) And Scattered poems. Constable and Company Ltd., 1909. Light brown coarse buckram lettered gilt on spine; uncut edges. Very nice unopened copy.

Review copy, with the publisher's presentation stamp in blind on the title-page, and the publication price ‘6/- nett' written in pencil on the upper margin.

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[MERWIN (W.S.).]. The poem of The cid (El Poema del Mio Cid). A verse translation by W.S. Merwin. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1959. Final blank; pp.[xiv]+240+[ii]; black cloth lettered gilt on spine; t.e. yellow. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

A translation made for the BBC in 1952-3, and here first published in book form.

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MERWIN (W.S.). Some Spanish Ballads. Abelard-Schuman, 1961. Narrow demy 8vo; ivory boards blocked blind on front cover, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in very slightly frayed and chipped dust-wrapper.

The English issue.

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MEW (Charlotte). The farmer's bride. The Poetry Bookshop, 35 Devonshire Street, Theobalds Road. W.C., 1916. F'cap 4to; half-title not called for; pp.40; dark green large wrappers, printed black on front wrapper, and on inside wrappers with advertisements in black; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Large fore-edges of wrappers frayed; a little scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Review copy, with the publisher's Presentation Copy stamp in purple on the lower margin of the title-page. The inside front wrapper bears the small book-label of Fred Riley, and the front wrapper bears the unobtrusive inscription ‘Riley / 314'. The author's scarce first book.

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MEW (Charlotte). The rambling sailor. The Poetry Bookshop, 1929. Frontispiece portrait; final blank; violet boards printed black up spine and on front cover. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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MEYER (Thomas). Jargon 83: Poems by Thomas Meyer With drawings by Paul Sinodhinos. The umbrella of Aesculapius. The Jargon Society, Highlands, North Carolina, 1975. Double demy 4to; two blanks before half-title; limitation leaf, followed by blank, and integral advertisement leaf at end; illustrations in text; 128pp., unpaged; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in black and pale brown on front cover, in black down spine; issued without end-papers.

One of an issue of 900 copies of a total edition of 1,000. Finely printed on Mohawk Superfine paper. Includes a three page Introduction by Robert Kelly

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[MEYERSTEIN] (E.H.W.M.). Symphonies. Oxford, B.H. Blackwell, Broad Street, 1915. Wide.cr.8vo; pp.[viii]+[80]; large dark green wrappers, white paper labels on spine and front cover printed in dark green; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers and label chipped; wrapper-coloured stain on half-title; pale staining of other prelims.; otherwise nice.

Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title in the author's holograph: ‘C.L. Morris from his friend / the writer. / 27/10/15.' The painter Cedric Morris was the dedicatee of Meyerstein's 1928 volume, ‘The Boy'.

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MEYERSTEIN (E.H.W.). The witches' Sabbath. Oxford, B.H. Blackwell, Broad St., 1917. Wide cr.8vo; vignette half-title with illustrated series title on verso, illustrated title-page; large dark green wrappers, white paper labels on spine and front cover printed in dark green; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers used; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy inscribed on the upper margin of the half-title in the author's holograph ‘Cedric [L. Morris] from Edward'. The painter Cedric Morris was the dedicatee of Meyerstein's 1928 volume, ‘The Boy'. Issued as No.XI of the "Adventurers All" Series.

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MEYERSTEIN (E.H.W.). The boy: A modern poem. Ingpen & Grant, 12 Bury Street, W.C.1, 1928. Sm.post 8vo; final blank; pp.62+[ii]; black fine weave cloth, light sea-green spine label printed in black. Fine copy in a dust-wrapper a little rubbed and chipped on spine.



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MEYERSTEIN (E.H.W.). Eclogues. The Richards Press, Director: Martin Secker, 1940. Dark blue cloth, lettered gilt up spine; t.e. very dark blue, others rough-trimmed. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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MEYERSTEIN (E.H.W.). Three sonatas. 1948, Printed at Bath by J.G. Melluish & Son. Half-title not called for; 24pp. demy 8vo, wire stitched as a single gathering; textured grey paper wrappers, the front wrapper printed in blue. Fore- and upper- edges of back wrapper darkened; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 150 numbered copies.

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MEYERSTEIN (E.H.W.). Verse letters to Five friends. With a Foreword and Introduction By Rowland Watson. William Heinemann Ltd., 1954. Frontispiece from a drawing by Sarah Atkinson; blue-green linen grain cloth lettered gilt down spine, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover. Fine copy in slightly torn dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy, with a signed inscription from the editor on the front end-paper.

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MEYNELL (Alice). A father of women And other poems. Burns & Oates Ltd, 28 Orchard street, London W, 1917. Imprint/advertisement leaf at end; light grey-green wrappers, the front wrapper printed in black; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers slightly creased, otherwise a nice copy.

Otherwise identical copies are known in wrappers of a light grey-brown colour.

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MEYNELL (Wilfred). Verses And re-Verses. Herbert and Daniel, 21 Maddox Street, London W, 1910. Narrow f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title (the latter bearing a poem); imprint leaf at end; brown boards ruled and lettered gilt up spine and on front cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Very nice copy.

Printed on hand-made paper at the Arden Press, Letchworth, Herts. Copies not in narrow format, on cheaper paper, without the date, and with a different publisher's address, are later.

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MIDDLETON (Christopher). Poems. The Fortune Press, 79 Buckingham Palace Road, 1944. Pp.40; blood red boards lettered gilt up flat spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut; hand-made paper end-papers, watermarked 1944. Fine copy in very slightly foxed and faded dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy inscribed on the front end-paper in the author's holograph: "E.H.L. / from Christopher Middleton / July 1944." The author's first book. Of the thirty-nine poems in the volume, only two had been previously printed.

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MIDDLETON (Christopher). The Fossil Fish. 15 micropoems. Burning Deck, no place, 1970. 36pp., narrow roy.8vo format, wire-stitched into plain, cream, textured thin card wrappers, cut flush; printed throughout in dark grey-green and lake, on one side of the paper only; copyright leaf precedes title-page; half-title not called for; imprint leaf at end; issued without end-papers. Very nice in dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 150 numbered copies, set by hand.

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MIDDLETON (Christopher). The Lonely Suppers Of W.V. Balloon. A Carcanet New Press Publication, [266 Councillor Lane, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, Cheshire,] 1975. Demy 8vo; pink boards lettered gilt down spine; mulberry end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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MIDDLETON (Christopher). Pataxanadu & other prose. Carcanet New Press, Manchester, 1977. Double demy 16mo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pale grey boards, blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt down spine; pale grey end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Prose poems, etc.

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MIDDLETON (Richard). Poems & songs. With an Introduction By Henry Savage. T. Fisher Unwin, Adelphi Terrace, 1912. Bright blue beaded linen grain cloth, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. A fine copy.

Publisher's ‘Presentation Copy', bearing their faint stamp in blind on the lower margin of the title-page. Middleton's posthumously published first volume of verse.

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MIDDLETON (Richard). Richards' shilling selections From Modern Poets: Richard Middleton. London, 10 Paternoster Square, E.C.4, [on verso of title-page:] Richards Press Limited, 1937. One gathering, double cr.16mo, sewn with orange cord into orange large wrappers printed outside in black; half-title not called for; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Edited by John Gawsworth. Nineteen of the twenty-five poems included in the volume are here first published.

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MILLAY (Edna St. Vincent). Fatal Interview. Sonnets. Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1931. Printed on cream paper; title-page printed in red and black; half black buckram, grey board sides, paper spine label; fore-edges uncut. Label slightly worn, and faded strip at top edge of front board; otherwise a fine copy.



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MILLAY (Edna St. Vincent). Make bright The Arrows. Hamish Hamilton, 1941. Lge.post 8vo; ; blank before half-title; quarter black buckram, mottled blue and grey boards, paper spine label. Prelims. slightly foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

Printed at the Curwen Press.

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MILLER (Richard). The ( ) & on Whim. With Foreword by Lee Harwood. Aloes Books London, Copyright 1973. Pott 4to format, perfect bound; half-title not called for; blank precedes title-page; limitation leaf followed by blank at end; Foreword, dedication leaf, and limitation leaf on very pale green paper, all leaves otherwise of yellow paper, the title-page printed in brown, the rest in orange or red; seven inserted plates printed in grey on thicker white paper; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in grey and purple, on back wrapper and spine in purple, the back wrapper bearing a blurb by Ted Berrigan. Very nice copy.

One of an issue of 200 unsigned copies of a total edition limited to 220.

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MILLER (F. Gerald). The New Circe: Poems. Elkin Mathews, Cork Street, 1914. Roy.8vo in half sheets; pp.[64]; brown wrappers printed in black, the inside and back wrappers bearing advertisements; fore- and lower- edges uncut; issued without end-papers. Large edges of wrappers a little frayed, and with one chip; foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as No.17 of the ‘Vigo Cabinet Series, Second Century', a fact only stated on the wrappers. The listing of this series on the inside front wrapper running to No.18. The wrappered issue, published at 1/-; the cloth issue was 1/6d.

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MILLIGAN (Spike). Poems. Drawings: Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Printing: Toni Savage, Leicester 1977. One gathering, 12mo, printed throughout in dark red and black on light sky-blue paper; half-title not called for; frontispiece and five other full-page illustrations on text-paper; limitation leaf at end; sewn with crimson thread into textured grey card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front in dark red and black; lower-edges uncut; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

One of an edition hand-set and printed by Toni Savage at the New Broom Private Press, 78 Cambridge St. Leicester in an edition limited to 140 numbered copies, on paper made at Sheepstor, Devon. The illustrations by Dante Gabriel Rossetti are here first published.

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MILLIGAN (Spike). Open Heart University. Poems. Illustrations by Laura Milligan and Jack Hobbs and Spike Milligan. M & J Hobbs, In association with Michael Joseph, 1979. F'cap 4to format, perfect bound; numerous illustrations on text-paper; final page of text reversed out, white on black; sky blue boards lettered gilt down spine; end-papers printed in blue. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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MILLS (Stuart). Estuary. With line drawings by Gilbert Mason. Turret Books, 1971. One gathering, landscape 12mo, sewn into large hammered thin card plain white wrappers, white dust-wrapper printed on front and front flap in black; half-title not called for; illustrations on text-paper; final blank; issued without end-papers. A fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 100 copies numbered and signed by the author, this copy being marked out of series and unsigned.

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MILNE (A.A.). For the luncheon Interval: Cricket and other verses. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, 1925. F'cap 8vo; pp.64; jade green self-wrappers printed outside in black, folded over jade green card end-papers; fore-edges uncut. Slight dusting of spine, otherwise a fine copy.

From the library of Eric Quayle, with his 1962 ‘Greensleeves' bookplate on the front end-paper. Verses from ‘The Day's Play' and ‘The Sunny Side', together with some others here first collected from ‘Punch'. Published at ‘One Shilling and Sixpence net'.

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MILNE (A.A.). Four plays. Chatto & Windus, 1926. Blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[viii]+265+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; brownish grey fine rough buckram, cream spine label printed in black; t.e. pale blue-grey, fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fine, unopened, copy in slightly nicked dust-wrapper.

From the publisher's file, and bearing their small ‘File Copy' label on the spine of the dust-wrapper. Includes ‘To Have the Honour', ‘Ariadne, or Business First', ‘Portrait of a Gentleman in Slippers', and ‘Success'.

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MILNE (A.A.). More "Very young" songs From "When we were very young" And "Now we are six". Words by A.A. Milne Music by H. Fraser-Simson Decorations by E.H. Shepard. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36, Essex Street, W.C.; Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew, Ltd., 16 Mortimer Street, W., 1928. Roy.4to, gathered in eights; imprint leaf at end; quarter drab cloth, pale blue thin boards, white label printed in royal blue on front board. A nice copy in torn dust-wrapper.



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MILNE (A.A.). Miss Elizabeth Bennet. A play from "Pride and Prejudice". Chatto & Windus, 1936. Blank before half-title; grey fawn rough buckram, paper spine label; t.e. brown, others uncut; spare label tipped in at end. Nice copy in dust-wrapper. An uncommon title.



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MILNE (A.A.). Sarah Simple: A Comedy in Three Acts. Samuel French Limited, London, 1939. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; half-title not called for (though allowed for in the pagination); pp.[3]-74; light blue-green paper wrappers, cut flush, printed in purple on front and back wrapper and down spine; issued without end-papers. Short tear in fore-margin of front wrapper, otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

Issued as No.187 of French's Acting Edition. Later issue, the front wrapper bearing the legend ‘Revised price / Four shillings / Net'. First produced at the Garrick Theatre, London, on May 4th, 1939.

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MILNE (A.A.). The Norman Church. London, Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1948. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.vi+[38]; navy blue buckram blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, downlettered gilt on spine. Very nice copy of a scarce title.

A single long (and serious) poem on the subject of religious faith (or lack of it): "In every country throughout the ages men have bowed down to gods of their own imagining.... To-day, when we talk of ‘God', we are accustomed to think that we have now made an end of all these false gods, and that, in the place of men's vain imaginings, we have enthroned the authentic God, the objective God, God Himself. It is one of the purposes of the author to suggest that this is not so." - author's Foreword

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MITCHELL (Adrian). Tyger: A celebration Based on the life and work of William Blake. Music by Mike Westbrook. Jonathan Cape, 1971. Perfect bound; black boards, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered gilt down spine. Very nice copy in dust-wrapper.

A play. The musical score is not actually included in the volume.

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MITCHELL (Adrian) and MITCHELL (Beattie). [Cover title:] Two For Sorrow One For Joy. Three Poems. [On first leaf recto:] Other Branch Readings No.10. [On first leaf verso:] Printed at Bath Place Community Arts Press, October 1981. One half sheet A5 format; series title / limitation leaf precedes start of text; other prelims. not called for; pale grey wrappers cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 100 numbered copies. Two of the poems ('On the Beach at Cambridge' and ‘A Valentine Poem for Cathy Pompe's Kids at St. Paul's Primary School, Cambridge') are by Adrian Mitchell, the other ('A Dream') is by ‘Beattie Mitchell (aged 14)'.

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MOMBERT (Otto). Rhymes Of the Wool market. Bradford, Percy Lund, Humphries & Co Ltd, The Country Press, N.D. [?c.1930]. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; woodcut vignette on title-page; pp.viii+76; black buckram, cream paper spine label printed in black; spare label tipped in at end. Very slight spotting of covers, and light foxing of edges; a near-fine copy nonetheless.

Printed in Bradford on Abbey Mills laid paper.

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MONRO (Harold). Before dawn (Poems and impressions). Constable & Co. Ltd., 1911. Sm.f'cap 4to; p.[viii]+144; dark navy blue coarse buckram, flat spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Early inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy.

The author's scarce fifth book. Printed at the Temple-Sheen Press, East Sheen.

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MONRO (Harold). Children of Love. The Poetry Bookshop, 35 Devonshire St., Theobald's Road, W.C., 1914. Grey wrappers printed in black; half-title not called for; final page advertisements; sm.4to. Wrappers very slightly embrowned at edges, otherwise a fine copy.

[1982].

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MONRO (Harold). Trees. The Poetry Bookshop, 35, Devonshire Street, Theobalds Road, 1916 [i.e., 1915]. 24pp., f'cap 4to; two blanks precede half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; woodcut vignette on half-title, and five other woodcut illustrations on text-paper; very dark green boards, paper label bearing woodcut illustration on front board; a.e. uncut. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 400 copies, printed by hand on hand-made paper at the Temple Sheen Press, East Sheen, Surrey, 1915.

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MONRO (Harold). Real property. The Poetry Bookshop, 35 Devonshire Street, Theobalds Road, 1922. Sm.double f'cap 8vo; large white card wrappers, printed outside in green and black; fore- and lower- edges uncut; issued without end-papers. Scattered foxing; otherwise a very nice copy.

Published 14th March, 1922.

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MONTAGU (George, Earl of Sandwich). Gleanings. The Saint Catherine Press Ltd., 29 Great Queen Street, Kingsway, W.C., 1955. Double f'cap 8vo; frontispiece; light emerald green boards lettered gilt on front cover; lower-edges uncut. Fine in dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription dated Christmas 1955 to ‘Walter' [de la Mare] on the front end-paper. THE DEDICATION COPY.

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MONTALE (Eugenio). Selected Poems. Introduction by Glauco Cambon. New Directions, [on verso of title:] New York, 1965. Imp.16mo; integral advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black and grey; issued without end-papers. Slight embrowning and creasing of wrappers; otherwise fine.

'First printing' on copyright page. Dual language text.

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MONTALE (Eugenio). It depends: A poet's notebook (Quaderno di quattro anni). Translated and introduced by G. Singh. A New Directions Book, [on verso of title:] New York, 1980. Imp.16mo format, perfect bound; advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black. Inscription on half-title; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued simultaneously clothbound; and also in Canada (by George J. McLeod, Ltd.). Dual language text.

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MONTEITH (J.T., B.D.). Greenside And other poems. Henry Munro, Ltd., Publishers of the "Scottish Field", 82 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, C.1, N.D. [1950]. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; half-tone portrait frontispiece, and seven plates from photographs of Scottish scenes; pp.128; light green rough buckram lettered gilt down and on spine. Very nice copy in chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.



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MOORE (Evelyn F.). The Fortune seeker. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1904. Imp.16mo in half sheets; blank at end; pp.57+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; matt grey-blue large wrappers, printed in black, the inside wrappers bearing series advertisements; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers faded at spine and edges; poor quality paper somewhat embrowned throughout; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as No.21 of ‘The Vigo Cabinet Series', this being the latest volume advertised. Nelson, 1904.9

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MOORE (George). The apostle: A drama in three acts. Dublin: Maunsel and Co. Ltd., 96 Middle Abbey Street, 1911. Lge.cr.8vo; two advertisement leaves, on text paper, at end; deep lavender rough buckram, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight fading of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

Includes a thirty-five page Prefatory Letter by the author.

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MOORE (George). Elizabeth Cooper: A comedy in three acts. Maunsel and Co. Ltd., Dublin, 1913. Rough sage green buckram, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Fine copy of a scarce title.



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MOORE (George). The passing of The Essenes: A drama In three acts. William Heinemann Ltd., 1931. Med.8vo; blank before half-title; final leaf printed with music on recto; quarter brown linen-grain cloth, glazed marbled boards, spine label printed in dark red; a.e. uncut; spare label tipped in at end. Virtually fine copy in very slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

First trade edition, revised and with a new Preface. The original version appeared in a limited edition in 1930.

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MOORE (John). The Elizabethans: A Dramatic Anthology In the form of a living scrapbook of their poetry And prose, letters, documents, music and songs. Samuel French, London, 1962. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[vi]+37+[i (blank)]; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper and spine in scarlet; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.



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[MOORE (Nicholas).]. Thirty-five Anonymous Odes. The Fortune Press, 79 Buckingham Palace Road, London, 1944. Pp.32, printed on fine white hand-made paper watermarked ‘D & Co'; red faintly textured buckram, lettered gilt down flat spine; end-papers of thick textured laid hand-made paper. Very nice, unopened, copy.

Known on at least two paper stocks, and in four different bindings, the volume seems to have been run off using whatever stock-ends of paper and cloth happened to be available. Moore's own copy was in a binding of green cloth, which is decidedly the scarcest of the four. The present red cloth version seems usually, if not in fact always, to coincide with the present paper. Moore did not acknowledge authorship at the time - submitting the volume from a false address, through the agency of Fred Marnau, so that even its publisher did not know the author. The book did not sell well, and was not reprinted.

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[MOORE (Nicholas).]. Thirty-five Anonymous Odes. The Fortune Press, 79 Buckingham Palace Road, London, 1944. Pp.32, printed on thin cream-toned laid paper watermarked ‘Abbey Mills / Greenfield'; brown rexine, stamped with a mock leather pattern in black, lettered gilt down flat spine; end-papers of thin white wove paper. Very nice, unopened, copy.

Known on at least two paper stocks, and in four different bindings, the volume seems to have been run off using whatever stock-ends of paper and cloth happened to be available. Moore's own copy was in a binding of green cloth, which is decidedly the scarcest of the four. The present brown and black rexine version seems usually, if not in fact always, to coincide with the present paper. Moore did not acknowledge authorship at the time - submitting the volume from a false address, through the agency of Fred Marnau, so that even its publisher did not know the author. The book did not sell well, and was not reprinted.

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[‘MOORE (Nicholas)']. The Anonymous Elegies And Other poems. The Fortune Press, 79 Buckingham Palace Road, 1945. Half-title not called for; pp.[24]; very dark navy blue fine crinkle grain cloth lettered gilt up flat spine. Fine, unopened, copy.

Stated on the verso of the title-page to be ‘By the same author' as the ‘Thity-five Anonymous Odes' - i.e., Nicholas Moore - and they are indeed very similar in style. Moore, however, told poet and bibliographer Peter Riley that he did not write this volume. We have to suppose them therefore very good parodies or imitations. The true author has never been identified.

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MOORE (T. Sturge). Aphrodite against Artemis a tragedy. At the Sign of the Unicorn, 1901. Imp.16mo, printed in half-sheets; colophon leaf followed by integral advertisement leaf at end; grass green buckram ruled and blocked gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt up spine; white silk marker. Spine darkened; otherwise a nice copy.



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MOORE (T. Sturge). The gazelles and other poems. Duckworth and Co., 1904. Sm.f'cap 4to; colophon page at end; brown wrappers, cut flush, printed on front and inside back wrapper in black; issued without end-papers. Very slight wear to corners; light scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.



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MOORE (T. Sturge). A Sicilian idyll and Judith. A Conflict. Published by Duckworth & Co, 1911. Demy 8vo; striking wood-engraved title-page; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; green vertically fine herring-bone ribbed cloth, flat spine, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine. Spine very slightly darkened; otherwise virtually a fine copy.



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MOORE (T Sturge). The little school. Grant Richards Ltd, 8 St. Martin's Street, 1917. Demy 8vo; advertisements on verso of last leaf of text, followed by integral advertisement leaf at end; quarter dark brown glazed cloth, light brown boards and spine label, the front board elaborately blocked with a design by the author. Slight foxing of edges and prelims.; otherwise a fine copy.

An enlarged edition of a title originally published in 1905.

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