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.

MORAES (Dom). Poems. Eyre & Spottiswoode, 22 Henrietta Street, 1960. Double sm.f'cap 8vo; pale orange rough cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, lettered pale orange through gilt down spine. Virtually fine in minutely frayed dust-wrapper.

The author's second volume of verse, published when he was twenty-two.

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[MORAES (Dom).]. [By] T. Carmi: The Brass Serpent. Poems Translated from the Hebrew by Dom Moraes. Andre Deutsch, 1964. Lge.post 8vo; final blank; black boards, blocked, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Though he was brought up in America, this is the first collection of T. Carmi's work to appear in English. The translation was made in collaboration with the author.

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MORAVIA (Alberto). Beatrice Cenci. Translated from the Italian by Angus Davidson. Secker & Warburg, 1965. Double cr.16mo; blank before half-title, blank at end; dark dull blue boards, blocked and lettered silver on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First edition in English. The play originally appeared in Italian in 1958.

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MORGAN (Charles). Ode to France. Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1942. Half-title not called for; cream hammered wrappers printed in red. Contemporary ownership inscription on upper margin of front wrapper; otherwise a very nice copy.



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MORGAN (Edwin). Emergent poems. Futura 20, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, Stuttgart, Germany, 1967. Single sheet royal, printed on one side of the paper only, folded to octavo size, as issued. Fine copy.

Concrete poems.

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MORGAN (Edwin). Parklands Poets No.5: The Horseman's Word. A Sequence of Concrete Poems. [index, listing ten titles] Akros Publications, 14 Parklands Avenue, Penwortham, Preston, Lancashire, 1970. 12pp., roy.8vo, sewn as a single gathering into large, glazed, white card wrappers, printed on front in black and orange. Fine copy.



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MORGAN (Edwin). Glasgow Sonnets. The Castlelaw Press, West Linton, 1972. Roy.8vo, wire-stitched; title-page printed in red and black; imprint leaf at end; errata leaf printed in red and black, loosely laid in, as issued; red wrappers printed in black; issued without end-papers. Slight fading of wrappers; otherwise a nice copy.



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MORGAN (Edwin). Instamatic poems. Ian McKelvie, 1972. 4to; final blank; black crinkle grain boards lettered gilt down spine; errata slip loosely laid in as issued; also a flyer for the volume, 4pp., printing one of the poems. With Frank Lissauer's caligraphic date device in ink on the front paste down; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Of a total edition of 750 copies, this is one of only twenty-five copies printed on laid paper, specially bound, and numbered and signed by the author. Copy number 1, additionally inscribed in the author's hand ‘For Frank Lissauer'. [1982].

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MORGAN (Edwin). Instamatic poems. Ian McKelvie, 1972. Cr.4to; final blank; plain white card wrappers, cut flush. Nice copy in marked and embrowned dust-wrapper.



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MORGAN (Edwin). The whittrick: A Poem in Eight Dialogues 1955-1961. Preston, Akros Publications, 1973. Half-title not called for; final blank; wire-stitched; deep cream wrappers, front wrapper lettered red; uncut edges. Very nice copy.



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MORGAN (Edwin). The New Divan. Carcanet, Manchester, 1977. Double demy 16mo; final blank; dark reddish brown boards, blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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MORGAN (Edwin). Star gate: Science Fiction Poems. Third Eye Centre (Glasgow) 1979. Cr.4to format, 20pp. on grey-toned paper, wire-stitched as a single gathering into white glazed wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in full colour; half-title not called for; one illustration on text-paper; bright blue free end-papers; issued without paste-downs. Fine.

One of an issue limited to 600 copies of a total edition of 650.

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MORGAN (Edwin). Takes/Grafts. Mariscat, [Glasgow,] 1983. A 16mo, gathered in tens; two volumes back to back and head to tail, separated by two central leaves of cream laid paper; light khaki bead-grain cloth, lettered gilt on sides; cream laid end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

One of only 26 copies bound in cloth, and lettered and signed by Morgan (at either end!). Printed in South Shields.

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MORGAN (Edwin). Tales from Limerick Zoo. Illustrations by David Neilson. Mariscat, 1988. A5 format; blank before title-page, blank at end; half-title not called for; numerous illustrations in text; pp.[28 (unpaginated)]; saddle-stitched into bright green card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 350 copies.

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MORISON (Lennox J.). The Antigone Of Sophocles: A Translation in Verse. Christophers, 22, Berners Street, N.D. [1938]. Orange self-wrappers, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, folded over outer blanks; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Publisher's ‘Office Production Copy', bearing a sticker to this effect on the spine.

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MORLAND (Harold). The song Of songs Which is Solomon's. A new version With drawings by Azael Pazuzu And an essay by Michael Adam. Out of The Ark Press, [Brushford, Dulverton,] Somerset, 1972. Narrow roy.8vo, printed throughout on buff paper in scarlet and black; numerous illustrations on text-paper; colophon page at end; pp.[47]+[i]; quarter parchment lettered gilt down spine, front board blue silk, back board scarlet silk, both ruled and blocked in gilt; buff end-papers printed with designs in black. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

A finely designed book.

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MORRIS (Guido). [Cover title:] Crescendo poetry series No 3. Songs at high Noon. Nov I 1951. Printed and published at The Latin Press, Saint Ives, The Private Press of Guido Morris. 20pp. sewn as a single gathering; a.e. uncut. Fine copy.

Printed on pale green Abbey Mills paper.

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MORTIMER (John). Lunch hour And other plays. Methuen & Co Ltd, 1960. Dark charcoal boards, blocked and lettered silver down spine. Fine copy in inevitably very slightly rubbed dust-wrapper.



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MORTIMER (John). Lunch hour And other plays. Methuen & Co Ltd, 1960. White wrappers, cut flush, printed in blue and black; issued without end-papers. Near fine copy.



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MORTIMER (John). Two Stars for Comfort. Methuen & Co Ltd, 1962. very dark brown boards, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in rubbed dust-wrapper.



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MOSKOVIT (Leonard). Horace: Twelve Odes. XII Translated by Leonard Moskovit. [On verso of title:] Rowan Tree Press, 124 Chestnut Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02108 [U.S.A.], 1983. Short demy 8vo format, perfect bound; blank before half-title; decorated title-page; head- and tail- piece decorations passim; biographical note leaf with half-tone portrait followed by colophon leaf and leaf of advertisements, all blank on verso, at end; 56pp., unpaged; textured duck-egg blue wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; deep lime-green linen-textured free end-papers; paste-downs not called for; issued without a dustwrapper. Fine copy of a handsome book.

Dual language text, on facing pages.

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MOTTRAM (Eric). Inside the whale For Jeff Nuttall. Cover and illustrations By Jeff Nuttall. Published by Writers Forum as Writers Forum Quarto Number Seven. August 1970. 4to; issued without half-title; cover and three plates by Jeff Nuttall; wire-stabbed; white wrappers, front wrapper printed in black. Wrappers slightly marked, otherwise very nice.

Signed on the title-page by both the author and the illustrator.

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MOTTRAM (Eric). Shelter Island & The Remaining World. Turret Books, 1971. Imp.8vo format, 20pp. pale yellow laid paper, sewn as a single gathering into 4pp. light olive green thin unprinted card wrappers/end-papers; brownish grey dust-wrapper printed in iron grey and black on front panel; series title precedes title-page; half-title not called for; pictorial title page printed in lime green and black. Near fine copy.

A pleasantly designed book, issued as ‘Tall Turret No.1'. Of a total edition limited to 300 copies, this is one of 100 numbered and signed by the author.

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MOTTRAM (Eric). Homage to Braque. Blacksuede Boot Press, 1976. Twenty-four A4 sheets, unfolded, stabbed through and wire-stitched into folding white wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; half-title not called for; limitation leaf at end; issued without end-papers. Front wrapper a trifle rubbed over head of staples; otherwise a nice copy.

The cover design is by Peter Donnelly. Of a total edition of two hundred numbered copies, this is one of only twenty copies signed and numbered by the poet and the artist.

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MOTTRAM (Eric). New London Pride presents: 1922 Earth Raids. Exclusive Mimeograph Masterpieces, 1976. Lge.post 4to format, perfect bound; title leaf of pale orange paper, text leaves yellow, fly-titles to the several sections pink, initial blank and final leaf of errata cream; half-title not called for; [i]+40+[i] folios, printed variously in black, red, or blue, on one side of the paper only; white wrappers, cut flush, printed in black; issued without end-papers. Slight spotting of back wrapper; otherwise fine.

One of an edition limited to 250 copies.

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MOTTRAM (R.H.). Poems New and old. Duckworth, 3 Henrietta Street, 1930. Demy 8vo; imprint leaf at end; lime green buckram, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Edges a little foxed, and one fox-spot on half-title; otherwise fine.

Reprints the two volumes published under the pseudonym ‘J. Marjoram' in 1907 and 1909, to which are added poems written since, for the most part here first printed.

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MUIR (Edwin). Chorus of the newly Dead. Printed & published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, London, 1926. Lge.post 8vo, in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.16; green, pink, and ochre large marbled paper wrappers, buff paper label printed in black on front wrapper; a.e. uncut. Wrappers somewhat chipped and frayed; scattered foxing.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription to Hugh Kingsmill on the upper margin of the title-page. Woolmer, 104. One of about 315 copies. In all, thirty-five Hogarth Press titles were hand-printed by the Woolfs.

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MUNRO (Neil). The poetry. With preface by John Buchan. William Blackwod & Sons Ltd., Edinburgh, 1931. Dark blue buckram lettered gilt on spine and front cover, blocked gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fine copy in torn dust-wrapper.



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MUNRO (Robin). [Cover title:] Keepsake poem 27. The Line of Morning. A Poem. Wood Engravings by Julius B. Stafford Baker. 1976, The Keepsake Press, [inside back cover:] 26 Sydney Road Richmond Surrey. F'cap 4to, 4pp., pasted into laid tangerine wrappers; centre-spread printed with two engravings and text; in unprinted white envelope, as issued. Fine copy.

Of a total edition of 180 copies, this is one of twelve numbered copies signed by the author and artist.

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MURDOCH (Iris) and PRIESTLEY (J.B.). A Severed Head: A play in three Acts. 1964, Chatto & Windus. Sm.cr.8vo; two blanks at end; pp.[108]+[iv]; light marina blue boards blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Small nick in fore-edge of half-title due to an original paper fault; otherwise a fine copy in the dust-wrapper.

Norah Smallwood's copy, bearing her pencilled initials on the front end-paper. Norah Smallwood was a director of Chatto & Windus.

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MURDOCH (Iris). A year of birds: Poems by Iris Murdoch, Engravings by Reynolds Stone. Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1984. Super roy.16mo in half sheets, 32pp.; vignette title page printed in black and brown; printed throughout with text in black, illustrations in brown, on facing pages; 3pp. blank at end; grey boards blocked with vignette blind on front cover, lettered gilt down flat spine; black end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First trade edition of a work originally issued in a limited edition in 1978.

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MURRY (J. Middleton). The critic In judgment Or Belshazzar of Baronscourt. Hogarth Press, Hogarth House, Richmond, [Surrey,] N.D. [1919]. Demy 8vo; pp.[ii]+26, wire-stabbed; half-title not called for; very dark brown paper wrappers, white paper label printed in black on front wrapper; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers somewhat chipped and frayed, and a little fragile; first three leaves a little foxed; otherwise very nice. Rare.

Woolmer, 6, but a slightly smaller copy than that recorded by Woolmer, this measuring eight and seven eighths by five and three quarter inches, against the nine and a quarter by six inches of his. Two hundred sets of sheets were printed (appallingly!), the volume being hand-bound by the Woolfs.

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MURRY (John Middleton). Cinnamon and angelica A play. Richard Cobden-Sanderson, Thavies Inn, 1920. Blank before title-page; blue wrappers, browny-pink label on front wrapper printed in blue; lower-edges uncut. Slight fading of wrappers at spine and edges; otherwise a very nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed inscription on front blank.

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MURRY (John Middleton). Poems: 1916-20. Richard Cobden-Sanderson, 17 Thavies Inn, 1921. Blank before half-title, final blank; blue linen grain cloth, paper spine label; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine and label badly rubbed; one leaf badly opened with loss of blank corner; otherwise a nice copy.



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MUSSOLINI (Benito) and FORZANO (Giovacchino). Napoleon: The Hundred Days. A Play . . . Adapted from the Italian for the English Stage By John Drinkwater. Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 1932. Grey wrappers printed black up spine and on front wrapper. Fine copy. Scarce.

Drinkwater Memorial Exhibition Catalogue 110, listing only an issue in cloth.

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NAKE (Frieder). Computer grafik. Futura 13, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, [?Stuttgart, Germany,] 1966. Single sheet, royal, folded three times as issued, to 8vo size; printed on one side of paper only. Fine.

Concrete poetry.

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NASH (Ogden). Happy days. Illustrated by Soglow. Simon and Schuster, N.Y., 1933. Leaf bearing small illustration on recto, advertisement on verso, precedes title-page; half-title not called for; final blank; numerous illustrations on text-paper; red fine weave cloth panelled in gilt and blue, lettered gilt on blue on front cover and spine. Spine faded; a fine copy internally.



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NASH (Ogden). The Christmas That almost Wasn't. Illustrated by Linell Nash. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1958. Demy 8vo; three blanks before half-title, two at end, the outermost serving as paste-downs; frontispiece in full colour; numerous illustrations on text paper, printed in purple and black; scarlet cloth, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in slightly rubbed dust-wrapper.

An extended not-quite-children's poem, resembling a fairy story in Skeltonics! First English edition, first issue, later copies being in boards. Published in the U.S.A. and Canada in 1957.

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NASH (Ogden). The Christmas That almost Wasn't. Illustrated by Linell Nash. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1958. Demy 8vo; three blanks before half-title, two at end, the outermost serving as paste-downs; frontispiece in full colour; numerous illustrations on text paper, printed in purple and black; red boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

An extended not-quite-children's poem, resembling a fairy story in Skeltonics! First English edition, second issue.

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NASH (Ogden). Parents Keep Out: Elderly poems for youngerly readers With a few youngerly poems. Illustrated by Martin Wells. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1962. Printed throughout in marina green and black; blank at end; marina green boards, blocked yellow and black on front cover, lettered black on yellow panels across and down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

An attractive and very striking cover design.

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NASH (Ogden). Santa Go Home: A Case History for Parents. Embellished by Robert Osborn. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1968. Lge.med.8vo; numerous illustrations on text-paper; grey boards lettered gilt down flat spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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NATIONS (Opal L.). [Cover title:] Building upon raga'shree. Antonio Claudio Carvalho. Drawings by Opal L. Nations. [Copyright leaf:] Published by The Man Ray Dog Rocket Society...In the glorious year of 1972. Distributed by The Strange Faeces Press, 42a Pembridge Road, Notting Hill Gate, London W11. Eleven separate sheets f'cap folio, duplicated on rectos only, wire-stabbed into white card wrappers, printed on front wrapper in black; white adhesive plastic spine. Plastic of spine applied irregularly (an original binding fault) and loose at top of back wrapper; fore-corners slightly bruised; otherwise a fine copy.

Published in an edition of 175 ordinary copies and twenty-five special copies signed by Carvalho and Opal Nations, this being one of the ordinary copies. From the Opal Nations file.

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NESBIT (E.). Ballads and Lyrics Of Socialism 1883-1908. The Fabian Society, 3 Clements Inn, W.C., A.C. Fifield, 44 Fleet Street, E.C., 1908. F'cap 8vo; quarter fawn coarse buckram, lettered very dark blue down spine, scarlet boards, lettered black (?very dark blue) on front cover; t.e.g., others uncut. A very little scattered light foxing, but a near fine copy, nonetheless.



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NESBIT (E.). Many Voices. Poems. Hutchinson & Co., N.D. [1922]. Final blank; quarter vertically fine ribbed metallic moss-green cloth, blocked with a watered silk pattern blind on sides and spine, ruled, lettered, and elaborately blocked gilt on spine, silver cloth sides, pressed out all over with an irregular curly fine-ribbed pattern in (excellent) imitation of mother-of-pearl; t.e.g., others uncut. Fine copy in dust-wrapper with several small chips.

A very unusual, and strikingly beautiful, cloth casing, in fine condition.

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[NEUBERG (Victor).]. Nature Poems And Others By William H. Davies. First Edition, October, 1908, Reprinted, May, 1910. A.C. Fifield, 13 Clifford's Inn, E.C., 1910. F'cap 8vo; final leaf integral advertisements; drab boards, printed in black, flat spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Small mark on spine; otherwise a nice copy.

Nina Hamnett's copy, with her signature and the date ‘Feb. 8th 1911', in ink, on the front end-paper. Also on the front end-paper is an inscription in pencil in the hand of Victor Neuberg: "Annotated/and/revised/ and/-/improved/by/V.B.N../Licensed Poet." Throughout the text, in pencil, and to almost every poem, Neuberg has added comments, and additions to the verse (amounting to more than two hundred lines in matching rhymes and metres), expressing his extreme dislike of Davies' work. On the final page of text, after the words ‘The End.' he has written "Thank God!" The first page of advertisements, headed ‘The Works of the "Super-Tramp"', has also been ‘improved' with comments, and additions to the reviews. The back free end-paper verso, and the back paste-down, bear the draft of a poem (about twenty-two long lines), in Neuberg's hand.

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[NEUBERG (Victor).]. Lillygay: An anthology of Anonymous poems. The Vine Press, Steyning, 1920. Cr.8vo, printed in half-sheets; blank and limitation leaf precede half-title; title-page printed in red and black; Prologue and Colophon leaves printed in red; imprint leaf at end; numerous woodcut illustrations, by Eric and Percy West, on text-paper; white self-wrappers printed in black, folded over end-papers. Paper of spine slightly darkened; wrappers a trifle foxed and dusty; otherwise a fine unopened copy.

From the library of Richard Hughes, and bearing his engraved armorial bookplate on the front paste-down. Of a total edition of five hundred and fifty copies, this is one of five hundred and ten printed on antique laid paper. The first book issued by The Vine Press. About half of the poems are by Neuberg; most of the rest appear to be traditional.

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[NEUBERG (Victor).]. Swift wings: Songs in Sussex. The Vine Press, Steyning, 1921. Cr.8vo in half sheets; limitation leaf before half-title; vignette title-page printed in crimson and black; vignette colophon leaf, printed in crimson and black, followed by blank at end; pp.[2]+[xiv]+[60]+[iv]; quarter diagonally fine ribbed grey and white mottled cloth, paper spine label printed down in red, very pale grey-green boards, printed pictorially dark grey-green and red on front board; a.e. uncut; slip printed in dark blue advertising ‘Songs of the Groves' ‘By the same author', loosely laid in, as issued. Small original binding fault affecting front end-papers; otherwise a virtually fine, unopened, copy.

Of a total edition limited to 590 numbered copies, this is one of 550 printed on antique laid paper.

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[NEUBERG (Victor).]. Larkspur: A Lyric Garland. The Vine Press, Steyning, 1922. Cr.8vo in half sheets; limitation leaf before half-title; lino-cut frontispiece and other illustrations by Dennis West, on text-paper; vignette title-page printed in crimson and black; Prologue leaf printed in crimson; vignette colophon leaf printed in crimson and black, at end; pp.[xvi (paged as [xii])]+[102]+[ii]; quarter deep rose fine linen patterned cloth lettered gilt down spine, cream board sides printed in scarlet and black; t.e.g., others uncut; binder's ticket of Kensett, Brighton, on back pastedown. Slight rubbing of boards, and very slight fading of spine; internally a fine copy.

Of a total edition limited to 590 numbered copies, this is one of 550 printed on antique laid paper.

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NEWBOLT (Henry). The sailing of The long-ships And other poems. John Murray, 1902. F'cap 8vo, printed in half-sheets; half-title not called for; green smooth cloth, ruled and lettered white on front cover, gilt on spine; t.e.g., lower-edges uncut. End-papers embrowned; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy, for review, with a A.L.S. from the author, dated ‘4.XI.2', on Monthly Review paper: "My Dear Tom,/My book is launched/today: and puts in at/T.L.S. to pay its respects . . . ".

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NEWBOLT (Henry). Songs of memory And hope. John Murray, 1909. F'cap 8vo, printed in half-sheets; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; dark green buckram, ruled and lettered white on front cover, gilt on spine; t.e.g., others rough-trimmed. Text foxed; otherwise fine.

From the library of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, and bearing his engraved armorial book-plate on the front paste-down.

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NEWGASS (Edgar). Mixed Company. Being verse Wise and otherwise. Illustrated By Majorie Firth. Published by the Author, 6 Prince of Wales Terrace, W.8., At Three Shillings. Copyright December, 1929. Sm.cr.8vo, printed throughout on ‘Basingwerk Parchment'; seven wood-engraved illustrations in text; pp.55+[i (blank)]; mottled pale brown boards, two white paper labels printed in black on front board, one with wood-engraving. Some light foxing; inscription on half-title; otherwise a nice copy.

Second issue, the title-page bearing a cancellation slip altering the address from "6 Kinnerton Street, S.W.1.". Some of the poems are reprinted from Country Life or The Christian Science Monitor. The list of Illustrations records six, an extra one appearing on p.16.

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NICHOL (B.P.). Scraptures :Third sequence [sic] [On verso of last leaf:] Ganglia/toronto July 8 66. Demy 16mo, one half sheet of peach coloured paper inserted into one quarter sheet of white paper, wire-stabbed; numerous illustrations in text; advertisement leaf follows title leaf, limitation leaf precedes imprint leaf at end; pp.24, unpaginated; issued without wrappers. White leaves a little stained; otherwise a nice copy.

One of 100 copies.

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NICHOLS (Robert) and BROWNE (Maurice). Wings over Europe: A dramatic extravaganza On a pressing theme. Chatto & Windus, 1932. Leaf bearing printer's imprint at end; pp.[xvi]+122+[ii]; Erratum slip tipped in before p.xv; scarlet and black marbled buckram blocked and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Very slight wear to cloth at head of spine; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper darkened on spine.

Science fiction play, first produced in 1928, and here first published: probably the first play about the invention of an atomic bomb.

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NICHOLSON (Norman). Five rivers. Faber and Faber, 1944. Final blank; light blue fine weave cloth lettered gilt down spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Edges of covers slightly faded; otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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NICHOLSON (Norman). A Match for the Devil. Faber and Faber Limited, 1955. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; mottled strawberry cloth, blocked and lettered white down spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Verse drama.

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NICHOLSON (Norman). A Local Habitation. Faber and Faber, 1972. Final blank; buff self-wrappers printed in dark grey and red over thin plain white boards, cut flush. Fine copy.



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NIXON (David B.). Song of the Chilterns And Merthyr Mawr cycle. No publisher, date, or place. [c.1975]. [On verso of last leaf:] Printed by Cherrett Brothers Limited, Cockton Hill, Bishop Auckland. Demy 8vo format, 64pp. wire stitched as a single gathering into pale blue wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in grey-green; half-title not called for; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.

Includes a Foreword by Anthony Hopkins. Loosely laid in is a brief but appreciative reader's report, c.50 words, dated 16/7/75, and addressed to ‘N[ora] S[mallwood]' of Chatto & Windus, in the holograph of D.J. Enright, and initialled by him at foot.

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NIXON (The Rev. David). Emblems of God. No publisher, date, or place. [c.1975]. [On back wrapper:] Cherrett, Bishop Auckland. Demy 8vo format, 40pp. wire stitched as a single gathering into pale green wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in dark green; half-title not called for; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.

Includes a brief Foreword by E. Lincoln Minshull. The author's name on the cover is given as ‘David B. Nixon'.

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NOGUCHI (Yone). From the eastern sea By Yone Noguchi Author of The Pilgrimage Etc. Vigo Street, Elkin Mathews, London; Kamakura, The Valley Press, Japan, 1910. Imp.16mo format, printed on one side only on very thin paper, concertina folded with uncut fore-edges, and Japanese sewn; ‘leaf' bearing illustration and Japanese character, printed in black and red, precedes title; half-title not called for; title ‘leaf' printed in red; verso of last text ‘leaf' bearing illustration; advertisement ‘leaf' at end; marina blue cloth textured paper covered thin card wrappers, ruled, blocked, and lettered silver on both panels, figured green silk head and tail bands, backstrip otherwise not called for; end-papers printed with illustration in black. Very fine copy in textured thin card dust-wrapper covered with yellow paper, printed with illustration and lettering in red on front panel, the dust-wrapper strengthened on verso at spine, and a little chipped, the paper covering on spine largely so. Very scarce, especially thus, and with the dust-wrapper.

From the library of Roger Fry, with a (non-authorial) presentation inscription to him on the upper margin of the first ‘leaf'. Originally published in London in 1903 by the Unicorn Press in a small edition which was rapidly exhausted, the volume was reprinted in Japan, where it met with some success, the present being the fifth Japanese and the second English edition - and the first to be published by Elkin Mathews. In our description above ‘leaf' signifies a doubled leaf joined at the fore-edges, to form one unit, the inner (facing) pages being blank.

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NOGUCHI (Yone). Selected Poems Of Yone Noguchi Selected by himself. Boston: The Four Seas Company; London: Elkin Mathews, 1921. Imp.16mo format, printed on one side only on very thin paper, concertina folded with uncut fore-edges, and Japanese sewn; double ‘leaf' and single leaf, blank, serving as end-papers precede half-title; two advertisement double ‘leaves' precede two double ‘leaf' blanks at end, serving as end-papers; biographical note ‘leaf' and inserted frontispiece with tissue guard precede vignette title page; four-line Errata slip tipped in before biographical note ‘leaf'; pale green card wrappers, cut flush, printed in red; dark blue-green head- and tail- bands, backstrip otherwise not called for; pale green slip-case printed on front in black. Half-title ‘leaf' opened in error by former owner, revealing the conjugate blank; otherwise a very fine copy in lightly rubbed slip-case lacking the backstrip. Very scarce, especially with the slip-case.

Printed in Japan. In our description above ‘leaf' signifies a doubled leaf joined at the fore-edges, to form one unit, the inner (facing) pages being blank. We are unable to explain the odd single leaf of the front free end-paper, unless it be an inserted singleton. Nelson 1921.13

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NORRIS (Leslie). Mountains polecats Pheasants And other elegies. 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 orange and brown; issued without end-papers. Small spot on front wrapper; otherwise a fine copy.

A volume in ‘The Phoenix Living Poets' series.

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NORRIS (Leslie). At the publishers'. Priapus Press [37, Lombardy Drive, Berkhamsted, Herts.,] 1976. 8pp. B5, sewn into light marina blue wrappers, cut flush, printed on the front in black; half-title not called for; decorations on text-paper, by Rigby Graham; imprint leaf at end; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Hand-set and printed by John Cotton at The Priapus Press in an edition limited to 150 copies.

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NORSE (Harold). Karma circuit: 20 poems & a preface. Nothing Doing in London, 1967. Double pott 8vo; half-title not called for; title-page printed in red and black; three illustrations on text-paper; index leaf followed by colophon leaf at end; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in purple and black. Virtually fine copy in slightly torn acetate dust-wrapper.

One of an issue limited to 500 copies of a total edition of 553. Precedes the American edition, which appeared with a different Preface and dedication, by some six years.

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NOTLEY (Alice). For Frank O'Hara's birthday. Street Editions 1976, Cambridge, England. Twenty-eight single leaves, narrow med.4to format, printed on rectos only, wire-stabbed into cream card wrappers, printed on front in black, green, red, blue, and pink; half-title not called for; brown free end-papers. Fine copy.

One of an issue of 324 copies from a total edition limited to 350. The cover is designed by Julia Ball.

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NOTLEY (Alice). A diamond necklace. Frontward Books, [334, East 11th Street #16, New York, New York, 10003, (U.S.A.),] 1977. Thirty single leaves, demy 8vo format, printed on rectos only, wire-stabbed into white card wrappers, printed on front in black, blue, pink, and yellow; half-title not called for; front free end-paper of green tissue. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 350 copies. The cover is designed by Rochelle Kraut.

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NOVALIS. Hymns to the Night. Translated by Mabel Cotterell With an Introduction and appreciation By August Closs. Phoenix Press, 1948. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in red and black; two blanks at end; lemon cloth, flat spine, paper spine label printed in red. Slight foxing of covers; otherwise a fine copy in slightly darkened dust-wrapper.



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NOVELLO (Ivor). The Truth game: A Light Comedy in Three Acts. Copyright, 1929, by Samuel French, Ltd. All rights reserved. London, Samuel French, Ltd., Publishers, 26 Southampton Street, Strand, W.C.2 / New York, Samuel French, Inc., Publishers, 25 West 45th Street, N.D. [1929]. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; last 3pp. Furniture and Property Plot and Lighting Plot; four inserted half-tone plates showing the sets; pp.72; light grey-green linen-textured wrappers, cut flush, printed on all surfaces in black; issued without end-papers. Slight marking of wrappers; a few small corners creased; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as No.441 of French's acting Edition. The correct first printing, the back wrapper bearing an advertisement headed ‘Some Plays Published recently in French's acting Edition' including six titles, this being the fourth. First produced at the Globe Theatre, London, on Friday, October 5th, 1928. There is no list of plates but they are tipped in to face pp.5, 10, 29, and 56.

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NOYES (Alfred). The Loom of years. Grant Richards, 1902. F'cap 8vo; quarter parchment, spine with five raised bands, lettered gilt, grey boards; a.e. uncut. End-papers and facing pages foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's first book, including some of his finest poems. Presentation copy from A.J. Symonds to Annie Symonds with his holograph presentation inscription on the upper margin of the Dedication leaf, and the bookplate of the recipient on the front paste-down.

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NOYES (Alfred). The Loom of years. Grant Richards, 1902. F'cap 8vo; quarter parchment, spine with five raised bands, lettered gilt, grey boards; a.e. uncut. Light marking of spine, and light foxing of boards; end-papers foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

The author's first book, including some of his finest poems.

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NOYES (Alfred). Poems. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1904. Two integral advertisement leaves at end; green coarse buckram, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; uncut edges; end-papers coated blue green and printed with design of peacock's feathers in dark green. Spine slightly faded, but in general a nice copy.



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NOYES (Alfred). Forty Singing Seamen And Other Poems. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1907. Bevelled green coarse buckram lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers coated sage green. Fine copy.



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NOYES (Alfred). Drake: An English epic. Books I.-XII. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1908. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard; integral advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; pp.[viii]+498+[ii]+[ii]; royal blue buckram, blocked gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated dark navy blue. Slight darkening of spine, but a very nice copy.

A scarce title, epics having for some reason fallen out of fashion in that year.

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NOYES (Alfred). The Wine-Press A tale of war. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1913. Blank before half-title; 8pp. publisher's advertisements on text-paper at end; bevelled green coarse buckram lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight string marking of covers, otherwise a very nice copy.

War poems.

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NOYES (Alfred). The Elfin Artist And Other Poems. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1920. Blank before half-title; light green fine linen grain cloth, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. bright green, others uncut. Slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy.



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NOYES (Alfred). The Torch-Bearers. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1922. Blank or advertisement leaf before half-title excised, possibly before issue; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[ii (excised)]+viii+[ii (Contents leaf, unpaginated, and conjugate with the excised leaf)]+[282 (last page bearing printer's imprint)]+[vi (last page blank)]; pale sage green fine linen grain cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight foxing of edges; two leaves badly opened; otherwise a virtually fine, and largely unopened, copy.

With the author's signed holograph inscription, dated ‘April 1st ‘22' on the front end-paper.

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NOYES (Alfred). Songs of Shadow-of-a-leaf And other poems. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1924. Blank before half-title; green linen grain cloth lettered gilt on spine and front cover; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Near-fine unopened copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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NOYES (Alfred). Selected Verse: Including A Victory Dance And Other Poems Old and New. Fifth impression. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1925. Gilt darkened on spine, and spine slightly faded; otherwise a fine copy.

Signed by the author on the title-page.

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NUTTALL (Jeff). The Foxes' Lair. Aloes Books, 1972. Lge. oblong 16mo; a single gathering wire stitched into white wrappers, the front wrapper printed in brown; issued without prelims. Fine copy in the original printed envelope.

One of 500 copies.

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NYE (Robert) & WATSON (Bill). Playscript 36: ‘Sawney Bean' Calder and Boyars, London, 1970. Extra cr.8vo; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.100+[iv]; white glazed card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black; issued without end-papers. A near fine copy.

Presentation copy from Robert Nye, bearing a lengthy contemporary inscription in his hand on the blank verso of the front wrapper. Published as ‘Calder Playscript 36'. Also issued, simultaneously, in boards.

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NYE (Robert). Five Dreams. [on verso of title:] 1974, Sceptre Press, Rushden, Northamptonshire. One quarter sheet extra cr.8vo format, buff paper, issued without half-title or wrappers. Nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 150 numbered copies printed on Abbey Mills laid paper, this copy being unnumbered, but a presentation copy subscribed in Nye's holograph beneath the printed word ‘COPY': "Of no number / since no number / could express my gratitude / to my good friend / Michael Henshaw / from Robert Nye / 3rd May 1974".

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O'BRIEN (Kate). Distinguished Villa: A play in three acts. London, Ernest Benn Limited, Bouverie House, Fleet Street, 1926. Imp.16mo in half-sheets; two blanks before half-title, one at end, serving as end-papers; 3pp. series advertisements follow last page of text; pp.[iv]+[86]+[iii]+[iii]; light blue buckram, white paper label printed in black on front cover and spine. Corner of spine label slightly chipped not affecting printed area, and label also slightly rubbed affecting part of one letter; very slight foxing of edges; otherwise a very nice copy.

The author's first book. Issued as Volume XLVIII of the series ‘Contemporary British Dramatists'.

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O'CASEY (Sean). Windfalls: Stories, poems, and Plays. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1934. Green cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e. green, others uncut. Very nice copy in slightly frayed and rubbed dust-wrapper.



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O'CASEY (Sean). Red roses For me. A Play in Four Acts. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1942. Two integral leaves of music, followed by imprint leaf at end; red cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Small mark on back cover; inscription on front end-paper; back end-papers slightly marked, due to an original paper fault; otherwise a fine copy in somewhat embrowned dust-wrapper.



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O'CONNOR (Frank). The midnight court. A Rhythmical Bacchanalia From the Irish of Bryan Merryman Translated by Frank O'Connor. Maurice Fridberg, London: Dublin, 1945. Vignette title-page in half-tone, and numerous half-tone decorations in the text; final blank; quarter coarse sand grain mid-green cloth lettered gilt up spine, light green hammered boards. Very nice copy in dust-wrapper.

[1982].

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OGILVIE (Will H.). Rainbows and Witchies. Elkin Mathews, 1907 [i.e., 1906]. Roy.16mo in half-sheets; pp.[88]; dark red large wrappers printed in black, the inside wrappers bearing advertisements; issued without end-papers. Corner of front wrapper creased, and wrappers slightly chipped at head and tail of spine; inscription dated ‘X'mas 1906' on half-title; half-title and final leaf lightly foxed or stained; single worm-hole affecting early and late leaves; an excellent reading copy.

Issued as No.42 of the ‘Vigo Cabinet Series', this being the last volume advertised on the inside back wrapper.

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O'GORMAN (Ned). The night of the hammer. Poems. Hamish Hamilton, London, 1959. Lge.post 8vo; title-page decoration extending onto verso of half-title; cancellation slip laid onto title-page over the original ‘Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York' imprint; crimson and black mixed-weave effect boards, blocked with Hamilton's monogram device and lettered gilt down spine. Cancellation slip partly removed from title-page; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First edition, English issue: American sheets, with English casing and dust-wrapper. The dust-wrapper bears the printed price ‘12s. 6d. net', but the English publisher's name is added by a slip of paper laid on to the front panel, Hamiltons having evidently forgotten to print their name on it! The volume was very highly praised by Sir Herbert Read.

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ONDAATJE (Michael). Rat Jelly And Other Poems 1963-78. Marion Boyars, 1980. Lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; Acknowledgments leaf, biographical note leaf, and two integral blanks at end; very pale grey coated glazed card wrappers, printed outside and inside in red; issued without end-papers. Near-fine copy.

Review copy, with the publisher's review slip giving the publication date for both the hard-cover and paperback issues as ‘31 January 1980', together with a publicity handout giving details of the author's biography and dates for his forthcoming reading tour in England. An English educated, Canadian based poet, born in Sri Lanka of mixed Dutch/Ceylonese ancestry!

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ONDAATJE (Michael). Rat Jelly And Other Poems 1963-78. Marion Boyars, 1980. Lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; Acknowledgments leaf, biographical note leaf, and two integral blanks at end; very pale grey coated glazed card wrappers, printed outside and inside in red; issued without end-papers. Near-fine copy.

An English educated, Canadian based poet, born in Sri Lanka of mixed Dutch/Ceylonese ancestry!

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O'NEILL (Eugene G.). Beyond the horizon: A play in three acts. Boni and Liveright Publishers. New York, 1920. Light brown cloth spine, brown boards, spine and front cover lettered black; t.e. brown. Slight wear to corners, and end-papers slightly cracked; otherwise a very nice copy.



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O'NEILL (Eugene). Strange Interlude. A Play. Jonathan Cape, 1928. Two blanks at end; dull light blue cloth, blocked with author's signature gilt on front cover, with publisher's device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. A nice copy.



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O'RIORDAN (Conal, i.e. Norreys Connell). Shakespeare's End And other Irish Plays. Stephen Swift And Company Limited, 1912. 8pp. integral advertisements at end; quarter mock-vellum, blue grained boards, spine with raised bands, lettered gilt; a.e. uncut. Covers used; text fine. Scarce.

Dedicated to Conrad, and with a long introductory letter addressed to him.

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O'RIORDAN (Conal (Norreys Connell).). His majesty's Pleasure: A romantic comedy in three acts. Ernest Benn, Limited, 8 Bouverie Street, E.C.4, 1925. Imp.16mo in half sheets; 3pp. integral advertisements followed by two blanks at end; light blue buckram, paper label on front cover and down spine. Spine label slightly darkened; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as Volume XX in the series ‘Contemporary British Dramatists'.

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O'ROURKE (P.J.). Nancy Adler Poems. Writers Forum Quarto Number Eleven, December 1970, 2s 6d++12 1/2p, 262 Randolph Avenue, London W9. Eleven single sheets, lge.post 4to format, printed on one side of the paper only, not foliated, wire-stabbed into white thin card wrappers, the front wrapper printed in black. Slight rusting of staples, and rust-marks transferred from another copy on back wrapper; otherwise a nice copy.

Concrete poems.

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ORTON (Joe). Loot. Methuen & Co Ltd, 11 New Fetter Lane, 1967. Sm.cr.8vo; white wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in blue and black, on inside back wrapper with advertisements in black; issued without end-papers. A nice copy.



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ORTON (Joe). Crimes of passion: The Ruffian on the stair; The Erpingham Camp. Methuen & Co Ltd, 11 New Fetter Lane, 1967. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; white wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in blue and black; issued without end-papers. In general nice.

First edition, first issued state, with blank cancellation slip pasted over the ascription of the blurb printed on the half-title page to ‘Ronald Bryden in The Observer'. A quotation included in the blurb should bear this ascription, and this is noted, correctly, in the blurb. Only a few copies were printed with the error, which was noted and corrected early in the run.

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ORTON (Joe). Crimes of passion: The Ruffian on the stair; The Erpingham Camp. Methuen & Co Ltd, 11 New Fetter Lane, 1967. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; white wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in blue and black; issued without end-papers. Near-fine copy.

First edition, second issued state, without the ascription to Ronald Bryden at the foot of the blurb.

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OSBORNE (John). Look Back In Anger. A Play In Three Acts. Faber and Faber, 1957. Post 8vo; teak brown cloth, lettered gilt down spine. Virtually fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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OSBORNE (John). The Entertainer. A Play. Faber and Faber, 1957. Post 8vo; two blanks before half-title, serving as end-papers; blank at end; green cloth, lettered gilt down spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.



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OSBORNE (John). The Entertainer. A Play. Faber and Faber, 1957. Post 8vo; two blanks before half-title, serving as end-papers; blank at end; green cloth, lettered gilt down spine. Nice copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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OSBORNE (John). The world of Paul Slickey: A Comedy of Manners With Music. Faber and Faber, 1959. Post 8vo; light brown cloth, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Loosely laid in is a folded newspaper cutting bearing a long and rather silly letter from Osborne dating from August 1961.

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OSBORNE (John). Plays For England: The Blood of the Bambergs; Under Plain Cover. Faber and Faber, 1963. Post 8vo; scarlet cloth, ruled and lettered white down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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OSBORNE (John). Inadmissible Evidence. A Play. Faber and Faber, 1965. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; green cloth, lettered gilt down spine. Very nice.



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OSBORNE (John). Watch it Come down. Faber and Faber, 3 Queen Square, 1975. Post 8vo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; iron grey cloth lettered gilt down flat spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

A good deal scarcer than many of his earlier plays.

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OSTROVSKY (Alexander). Easy money And two other plays: Even a Wise Man Stumbles And Wolves and Sheep Translated with Introduction and Notes by David Magarshack. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1944. Red cloth lettered white on spine; t.e. red. Near fine(copy in dust-wrapper



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O'SULLIVAN (Seumas [i.e., James Sullivan Starkey].). The Twilight people. Dublin: Whaley & Co., Dawson Chambers; London: A.H. Bullen, 47 Great Russell St., W.C., 1905. Final blank; pp.[viii]+[50]+[ii]; purple self-wrappers folded over tipped on leaf of text-paper at front, over blank at back, printed on front wrapper in silver; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Small chip in paper at tail of spine; very slight foxing of edges; light pencilled ownership inscription, dated ‘24/Feb/05', on half-title; a nice copy, nonetheless.

The author's scarce first book.

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O'SULLIVAN (Seumas [i.e., James Sullivan Starkey].). The rosses And other poems. Maunsel & Company, Ltd., Dublin, 1918. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[40]; quarter pale grey-green buckram mottled pale green boards lettered black on front board. Fine copy in slightly chipped dust-wrapper darkened a little on spine.



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O'SULLIVAN (Seumas). Common adventures: a book of prose And verse. Nicolas Flamel: a play In four acts. From the French of Gerard de Nerval: by Seumas O'Sullivan. Dublin, The Orwell Press, 1926. Roy.8vo, printed in half-sheets; half-title, limitation leaf, and dedication leaf, precede title-page; pale light brown hammered card wrappers, yapped edges, printed black on front and back wrapper; pale light brown hammered end-papers; a.e. uncut. Yapped edges chipped and frayed; covers lightly embrowned, and a little marked; otherwise a nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 200 numbered copies, this copy being out of series. Presentation copy, bearing the author's signed holograph inscription on the half-title page.

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O'SULLIVAN (Vincent). Brother Jonathan, Brother Kafka. Poems by Vincent O'Sullivan With prints by John Drawbridge. Oxford University Press, Wellington, [New Zealand], 1980. Lge.post 8vo; five full-page illustrations on text-paper; cream self-wrappers, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, printed in red and very dark brown, folded over plain white glazed card sides. Fine copy.

Used as an advance copy for the English issue, with the review slip, giving the English publication date as ‘19 February, 1981' and the publication price as £7.25, loosely laid in. A handsomely produced volume, printed on good paper.

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OUTRAM (Richard). Turns And other poems. Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1976. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in black and brown; pp.48; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in yellow, black, and blue; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

A volume in ‘The Phoenix Living Poets' series.

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OWEN (Keith). 7 poems. Fulcrum, December 1965. Sm.f'cap 8vo format, eight leaves of white hand-made paper, printed on rectos only, interleaved with unprinted leaves of thin Japanese paper; front free-endpaper present, none called for at back; pale grey-green laid paper self-wrappers, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, folded at fore-edges over unprinted text-paper wrappers. Virtually fine copy.

One of a numbered issue of only seventy copies signed by the author. A scarce early Fulcrum Press title, published at one guinea.

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OWLETT (F.C.). Kultur and Anarchy. With an introduction By A. St. John Adcock And a frontispiece By Edmund J. Sullivan. Elkin Mathews, Cork Street, 1917. Frontispiece on text-paper and included in the pagination; acknowledgements leaf followed by blank at end; pp.[48]; grey boards lettered in black on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. Slight mottled darkening of boards; edges foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

War verse, with a delightful frontispiece. One of the poems is, oddly, an address ‘To the Spirit of Dickens'.

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OXLEY (William). Eve Free [on verso of title:] 1974, Sceptre Press, Knotting, Bedfordshire. Horizontal f'cap 8vo format; 4pp., printed on milk coffee coloured paper; issued without half-title or end-papers; old rose wrappers, printed black on front. Fine copy.

Of a total edition limited to 150 numbered copies printed on Abbey Mills laid paper, this is one of only 50 copies signed by the poet.

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OXLEY (William). The Mundane Shell. Uldale House, [on verso of title:] 1 Uldale Drive, Egglescliffe, Cleveland, 1975. One gathering, med.8vo; half-title not called for; vignette title-page, and four other illustrations on text-paper; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in pinkish red, black, and green; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.

Presentation copy to John Heath-Stubbs, bearing the author's signed holograph inscription on the title-page. The illustrations are by Rigby Graham.

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PACEY (Philip). Charged Landscapes. Poems. Enitharmon Press, 1978. Short demy 8vo; blank before half-title; pale yellow and dark olive mixed-weave effect boards, lettered dark brown down spine; pale grey-blue end-papers. Fine in dust-wrapper.



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PACEY (Philip). In the elements free. Galloping Dog Press, [45 Salisbury Gardens, Newcastle upon Tyne,] 1983. A4 format, perfect bound, twenty-eight leaves printed on one side only, unpaginated; half-title not called for; leaf of Notes, and colophon leaf, at end; old cream card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; pale grey free end-papers; issued without paste-downs. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 300 copies.

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PADILLA (Herberto). Sent off The field: A selection from the poetry of Herberto Padilla Translated by J M Cohen. Andre Deutsch, 1972. Lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; tan wrappers, cut flush, printed on front in black; made up without end-papers. Fine copy.

Apparently a final or near-final proof: differing from the published volume chiefly by the absence of signature marks and the 1972 addendum to the (later partly reset) Introduction, though it is also printed less well and on less white paper.

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PARINI (Jay). Anthracite Country. Poems. Random House, New York, 1982. Med.8vo format, perfect bound; pp.xii+68; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in grey and purple, and glazed; end-papers not called for. Fine copy.

The correct first printing with ‘2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3' and the words First Edition on the verso of the title-page.

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PARIS (John). A Japanese Don Juan And Other Poems. 48 Pall Mall, W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1926. Double f'cap 8vo; imprint leaf at end; light blue smooth linen, paper spine label printed in dark blue; fore- and lower- edges uncut; spare label tipped in at end. Cloth on two corners slightly damp-faded, and back cover a trifle spotted; otherwise a fine unopened copy.



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PARKER (Dorothy). Not so deep As a well. Collected poems. Hamish Hamilton, 90 Great Russell Street, 1937. Brick red cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's device gilt on spine. A very good copy.

Includes the complete texts of ‘Enough Rope', ‘Sunset Gun', and ‘Death and Taxes and Other Poems'.

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PATCHEN (Kenneth). Kenneth Patchen: Painter of Poems. December 12, 1969 - January 18, 1970. The Corcoran Gallery Of Art, Washington, D.C., 1969. Sq.cr.4to, perfect bound, 48pp.; 21pp. black and white, 5pp. full colour, illustrations of painted poems; white wrappers printed in grey, and with black lettering and full-colour illustration of a further painted poem on front wrapper. Nice copy.

Catalogue of an exhibition of Patchen's painted poems, including notes and comment by Kenneth Rexroth, Miriam Patchen, Henry Miller, Alex Comfort, etc., as well as a bibliographical check-list of Patchen's works.

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PATTEN (Brian). [Cover title:] The irrelevant song. [On first leaf:] The Sceptre Press, Frensham, Farnham, Surrey, 1970. Lge.post 8vo format; first leaf bearing imprint on recto, limitation notice and date on verso; half-title not called for; blank leaf of pale yellowish-green paper following first leaf; fly-title preceding first page of text; blank leaf of pale yellowish-green paper, followed by leaf bearing biographical note on verso, at end; 16pp. wire-stitched into white thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black. Very slight rusting of staples; otherwise a fine copy.

Uncorrected Proof copy for the edition limited to 100 numbered copies published by the Sceptre Press in 1970. This copy differs in respect of two verses from the published edition. Loosely laid in is a printed postcard intended as a flyer for the book.

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PEACOCK (Molly). Raw Heaven. Poems by Molly Peacock. Random House, New York, 1982. Short demy 8vo format, perfect bound; decorated title-page; biographical note leaf at end, verso blank; pp.[vi]+54+[ii]; black cloth blocked and lettered gilt down flat spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The correct first printing, with ‘9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 First Edition' on the verso of the title leaf. The author's second book.

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PEAKE (Mervyn). Rhymes without Reason Written and illustrated By Mervyn Peake. Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1944. 16pp. illustrations printed in full colour; cream cloth lettered in pale blue green up spine and on front cover; t.e. blue. Slight marking of covers, otherwise a very nice copy with printed front panel of dust-wrapper (bearing an additional illustration by Peake) loosely laid in.



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PEAKE (Mervyn). Mervyn Peake/Oscar Wilde. Extracts from the poems of Oscar Wilde with sixteen illustrations by Mervyn Peake and a foreword by Maeve Gilmore. Gordon Spilstead, 1980. Black end-papers; full pink silk lettered gilt down spine; black-cloth edged slip-case with pink paper-covered sides printed in black with portraits by Maeve Gilmore (Mrs. Mervyn Peake). Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 200 numbered copies printed on Glastonbury Antique Laid paper, bound in Tussah silk, and signed by Maeve Gilmore.

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[PEAKE (Mervyn).]. Mr. Pye. Episode One [Two; Three]. Adapted for television By Donald Churchill From ‘Mr. Pye' by Mervyn Peake. Copyright 1983, Landseer Film & Television Productions Limited, 100 St. Martins Lane. [On titles to Episodes One and Three only:] Second Draft January 1985. [On all three titles:] Corrected Final Third Draft. 3 Vols., A4 format, printed on one side of the paper only; pp.[ii]+[130 (foliated 65)]; [ii]+[102 (foliated 51)]; [ii]+[114 (foliated 57)]; metal bound into mustard [brown; blue] wrappers; four A4 sheets ‘call sheet No: 32', stapled at top corner, loosely laid in. Two or three ink markings relating to the production in second volume; otherwise a very nice set.



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PELIEU (Claude). Swift scripts Notes & After effects By Claude Pelieu Translated by Harry Beach. Writers Forum Poets No. Twenty-two. Published from 262 Randolph Avenue London W9, November 1967. F'cap 8vo format, thirty-one leaves printed on one side of the paper only, wire-stabbed into large orange wrappers printed outside in red with a design by Jeff Nuttall; half-title not called for; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.



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PELIEU (Claude). Opal U.S.A. [On verso of title:] Copyright 1968 Beach Books, Texts and Documents. Distributed by City Lights Books 1562 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, California U.S.A. Demy 4to, 24pp., wire-stitched into white card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in lime green, scarlet, and violet, on back wrapper in violet, and with silver foil onlay on front wrapper; half-title not called for; issued without end-papers. Foil slightly marked; otherwise a very nice copy.



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PENROSE (Roland). Series of Surrealist Poetry Edited by E.L.T. Mesens, No.1: The road Is Wider than long: An Image Diary From the Balkans July-August 1938 By Roland Penrose. London Gallery Editions, 28 Cork Street, June 1939 [but on colophon: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1980]. F'cap 8vo; pp.56; numerous illustrations on text-paper; printed throughout in red and black, on Art paper; thick card wrappers, cut flush, printed all-over brown in imitation of veneer, lettered dark blue on front cover and down spine; cream end-papers printed pictorially in black. Fine copy.

Second, and facsimile, edition, with a postscript by Penrose, dated ‘Dec.1979', and here first published. The cover design was by Hans Bellmer.

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PERLMAN (John). Notes toward A family. The Elizabeth Press, New Rochelle, N.Y., 1975. Med.8vo in half sheets; blank before half-title; title-page printed in black and blue; colophon leaf followed by blank at end; pp.[ii]+82+[iv]; dull blue self-wrappers, printed in black on front panel and down spine, folded over plain white thin card wrappers; text-paper end-papers, the outer ones not pasted down; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 250 copies designed by Martino Mardersteig and printed on Magnani rag paper by Stamperia Valdonega in Verona [Italy].

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PERLMAN (John). Nicole. The Elizabeth Press, New Rochelle, N.Y., 1976. cr.8vo in half sheets; blank before half-title; title-page printed in black and orange; colophon leaf followed by blank at end; 48pp., unpaginated; orange self-wrappers, printed in black on front panel, folded over plain white thin card wrappers; text-paper end-papers, the outer ones not pasted down; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 250 copies designed by Martino Mardersteig and printed on Magnani rag paper by Stamperia Valdonega in Verona [Italy].

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PHILLIPS (Stephen). Herod: A tragedy. John Lane, 1901. Narrow cr.8vo; 8pp. integral advertisements at end (a gathering signed ‘a'); vertically ribbed sage green cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on front cover; a.e. uncut. Spine slightly faded; light foxing of early prelims.; otherwise a fine copy.



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PHILLIPS (Stephen). Ulysses: A drama in a pro-Logue & three acts. John Lane, London and New York, 1902. 8pp. integral advertisements at end; light brown thick paper wrappers, cut flush, white carbon copy label, decoratively ruled in red ink, on front cover, up-lettered in ink on spine with title; made up without end-papers. Back wrapper lacking, front one a little frayed and dusty, and chipped slightly at one corner; otherwise a nice copy. Rare.

Advance reading copy, for review. The typed label reads: "Confidential. For use of dramatic critics only. The author earnestly requests that no review of "Ulysses" as a book appears before the day of publication, February 11th."

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PHILLIPS (Stephen). Ulysses: A drama in a pro-Logue & three acts. John Lane, 1902. 8pp. integral advertisements at end; vertically ribbed green cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on front cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight wear to head and tail of spine; edges, end-papers, first gathering, and advertisements foxed; otherwise a nice copy.



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PHILLIPS (Stephen). The Sin of David. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1904. Integral advertisement leaf at end; three line errata slip tipped in before fly-title to Act I; pp.[viii]+77+[i (blank)]+[ii]; mottled light and dark turquoise fine rough buckram, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and flat spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Fore-edge of front paste-down slightly chipped due to an original binding fault; slight foxing passim; otherwise a fine copy in the rare dust-wrapper.

With the author's signature, dated 1904, on the title-page. The first issue, bound copies of the book having later been taken over by John Lane, who laid a notice to this effect onto the front paste-down.

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PHILLIPS (Stephen). The Sin of David. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1904. Integral advertisement leaf at end; three line errata slip tipped in before fly-title to Act I; mottled light and dark turquoise fine rough buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and flat spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Nice copy.

The second issue, the front paste-down bearing a laid-on slip noting: "This book is now Published by John Lane at the Bodley Head In Vigo St. London W."

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PHILLIPS (Stephen) and CARR (J. Comyns). Faust. Freely adapted from Goethe's Dramatic poem. His Majesty's Theatre, 1908. Demy 8vo; integral leaf Macmillan advertisements at end; pp.[xvi]+142+[ii]; blue-grey wrappers, cut flush, lettered black on front wrapper; issued without end-papers. Spine, and edges of back wrapper, faded almost imperceptibly; otherwise an extremely fine copy. Scarce, especially thus.

This edition, produced for sale in the theatre, appears to precede the Macmillan trade edition.

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PHILLIPS (Stephen) and CARR (J. Comyns). Faust. Freely adapted from Goethe's Dramatic poem. His Majesty's Theatre, 1908. Demy 8vo; integral leaf Macmillan advertisements at end; pp.[xvi]+142+[ii]; blue-grey wrappers, cut flush, lettered black on front wrapper; issued without end-papers. Lacking the wrappers and half-title; title-page frayed at blank fore-margin and a little creased and dusty; advertisement leaf somewhat chipped at blank upper margin, and somewhat grubby on verso. As a working copy. Scarce.

This edition, produced for sale in the theatre, appears to precede the Macmillan trade edition.

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PHILLIPS (Stephen). Pietro of Siena: A drama. Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin's Street, London, 1910. Blank before half-title; 4pp. text-paper advertisements at end (a conjugate pair, as, apparently are the last two leaves of the text proper); pp.[2]+[vi]+51+[i (blank)]+[?iv]; mottled blue rough buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover, blind on back cover; a.e. uncut. Text rather damp-stained, back cover slightly so. As a reading copy.

From the library of theatre critic J.C. Trewin and his wife, with their hand-written book-label on the front end-paper.

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PHILLIPS (Stephen). Panama and Other poems Narrative and Occasional. With a Frontispiece By Joseph Pennell. London - John Lane - the Bodley Head; New York - John Lane Company, 1915. Half-tone frontispiece after a drypoint, on cream paper, with tissue guard; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.153+[i (blank)]+[vi]; vertically ribbed deep yellow-green cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on front cover; a.e. uncut. A fine copy.

Printed in America.

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