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.

PHILLPOTTS (Eden). Up-along And down-along. With eight illustrations by Claude A Shepperson, R.I. Methuen & Co., 1905. Cr.4to, printed in half-sheets; lithographic frontispiece and seven plates, printed on Japanese vellum, all with tissue guards; quarter blue buckram, light blue-grey board sides, lettered gilt on front board; t.e.g., others uncut; text-paper end-papers. Very good copy.

One of an edition limited to 500 copies, signed by the author. Printed upon hand-made paper of an extraordinary thickness. Hinton, p.36. It is not clear whether this is the binding described by Hinton, or a variant.

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PHILLPOTTS (Eden). The secret Woman: A play in five acts. Duckworth and Co., 1912. Super roy.16mo, printed in half-sheets; imprint leaf at end; red coarse buckram, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, ruled blind, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and ruled gilt down spine. Spine slightly faded, edges of covers a trifle darkened; otherwise a fine copy.

Hinton, p.60. Based on the novel of the same title published in 1905.

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PHILLPOTTS (Eden). As the wind blows. Elkin Mathews, 1920. Sm.double f'cap 8vo; quarter diagonally ribbed pale khaki cloth, light greyish blue board sides, lettered very dark blue on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Nice copy.

Hinton, p.94. One of 1,000 copies. The cloth has the air of being cast-off military attire!

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PHILLPOTTS (Eden) and HASTINGS (Macdonald). Bed rock: A Comedy in Three Acts. By Eden Phillpotts And Macdonald Hastings. London, "The Stage" Play Publishing Bureau, 52 Shaftesbury Avenue, W.1, 1924. Roy.16mo in half-sheets; leaf of Press Opinions, blank on verso, followed by integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.120+[ii]+[ii]; light brown thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black on front cover and up spine; issued without end-papers. Slight foxing to edges; otherwise a fine copy in very slilghtly frayed dust-wrapper. Scarce.

The first publication of a play originally produced on Monday, October 16th, 1916 at the Gaiety Theatre, Manchester. Hinton, p.116, recording that there were also copies in cloth.

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PHILLPOTTS (Eden). Devonshire cream: A comedy in three acts. Duckworth, 3 Henrietta Street, 1925. Super royal 16mo, printed in half sheets; final blank; green cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover, ruled and lettered black on front cover and up spine. Spine very slightly faded; a little scattered light foxing; otherwise a very nice copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Hinton, p.122. One of 502 copies issued in cloth of a total edition of 1015.

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PHILLPOTTS (Eden) and PHILLPOTTS (Adelaide). Yellow Sands: A comedy in three acts. This Edition of ‘Yellow Sands' is the acting Version of the play as produced by Sir Barry Jackson at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, Under the management of Mr. Horace Watson, On Wednesday, November 3rd, 1926. The Edition is limited to 1,000 copies and has Been specially prepared for presentation to the Members of the audience at the Anniversary Performance on Thursday, November 3rd, 1927 As a Souvenir of the occasion. Illustrations from Photographs By Lenare & Stuart Black. Duckworth, 1927. Portraits frontispiece, and eleven plates from photographs of the production; quarter white linen, cream boards, marbled yellow and grey, cloth ruled blind on sides, lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Covers dust-marked and a little stained; otherwise a fine copy, largely unopened.

Hinton, p.133, note (e), refers.

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PHILLPOTTS (Eden). The blue comet: A comedy in three acts. Duckworth, 3 Henrietta Street, London, W.C.2, 1927. F'cap 8vo; final blank; pp.[vi]+103+[iii]; mottled green rough buckram blocked with publisher's initial device, black, on back cover, ruled and lettered black on front cover, down-lettered and with short rule, black, on spine. Prelims. and edges a little foxed; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper with one closed tear mended with tissue on verso.

Hinton, p.135. Two thousand copies were printed of which 550 were initially bound in cloth and 450 in paper.

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PHILLPOTTS (Eden). A hundred lyrics. Ernest Benn Ltd, 1930. Quarter vellum ruled and lettered green on spine, red cloth sides; t.e.g., others uncut. Free end-papers discoloured, otherwise very nice.

One of an edition limited to 160 numbered copies printed on Arches mould-made paper and signed by the author.

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PICASSO (Pablo). Desire Caught by the tail. Illustrated by the Author. A Play Translated from the French by Bernard Frechtman. Rider and Company, 47 Princes Gate, London S.W.7, 1950. Half-title, and frontispiece on text-paper, precede title-page; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; brown cloth lettered gilt on front cover and down spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed and rubbed dust-wrapper printed with advertisements on verso.

From the library of Frank Lissauer, with his caligraphic device on front paste-down showing the date of his acquisition of the volume.

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PICKARD (Tom). High On The Walls. Preface by Basil Bunting. Fulcrum Press, 1967. Lge.post 8vo, gathered in half sheets; illustrated title-page; light royal blue buckram, lettered gilt down spine; sky-blue end-papers. Nice copy.



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PICKARD (Tom). High On The Walls. Preface by Basil Bunting. Fulcrum Press, 1967. Extra lge.post 8vo, gathered in half sheets; illustrated title-page; white glazed wrappers, cut flush, printed in black and light blue; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.



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PICKARD (Tom). O.K. Tree! Pig Press, Durham, 1980. Sm.f'cap 4to format, 28pp. wire-stitched as a single gathering into white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black; half-title not called for; correction slip pasted over copyright notice; final blank; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.



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PINERO (Arthur). Mid-channel: A Play in Four Acts. Copyright 1910, by Arthur Pinero. London: Samuel French, Ltd., Publishers, 26 Southampton Street, Strand, W.C.2 / New York: Samuel French, Publisher, 25 West 45th Street. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; title-leaf a single inset on thicker paper; pp.[vi]+251+[i (blank)]; dull brown wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black. Fine copy.

Issued as No.1150 in French's Acting Edition. Later issue, the front wrapper bearing a rubber stamp increasing the price from Two Shillings and Sixpence Net to 3/-. Pp.4, 23, and 250 in this copy exhibit damaged page numbers.

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PINERO (Arthur). The enchanted Cottage: A fable In three acts. 1922, London: William Heinemann. F'cap 8vo; half-title excised, apparently before issue; pp.[iii]-[vii]+192; Cambridge blue coarse rough buckram, blocked with publisher's device dark blue on back cover, blocked and lettered dark blue on front cover, lettered and with short rule dark blue on spine. Cloth of spine slightly faded; otherwise a fine copy.



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PINTER (Harold). The caretaker. A play. Methuen & Co Ltd, 36 Essex Street, 1960. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; white wrappers, cut flush, printed in black and blue; issued without end-papers. A nice copy.

The play for which Pinter was awarded both the Evening Standard Drama Award for the best play of 1960 and the Page 1 Award of the Newspaper Guild of New York.

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PINTER (Harold). The collection And The lover. Methuen & Co Ltd, 36 Essex Street, 1963. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; greyish brown boards, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Inscription and small mark on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed and rubbed dust-wrapper.



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PINTER (Harold). Landscape. Emanuel Wax, For Pendragon Press, 1968. Lge.post 8vo; title-page printed in black and olive green; limitation leaf at end; quarter pink cloth, rough unbleached linen sides, blocked and lettered gilt down spine; light pink end-papers. Nice copy.

Of a total edition limited to 2,000 numbered copies, this is one of 1,000 intended for sale in England.

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PINTER (Harold). Landscape And Silence. Methuen & Co Ltd, 11 New Fetter Lane, 1969. Post 8vo; 3pp. integral advertisements at end; charcoal boards, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in very slightly rubbed dust-wrapper.

First edition thus, and the first appearance of ‘Silence'. ‘Landscape' was first published in a limited edition in 1968.

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PINTER (Harold). The French Lieutenant's Woman: A screenplay By Harold Pinter. With a foreword by John Fowles. Little, Brown and Company, Boston-Toronto, 1981. Lge.post 8vo; blank and limitation leaf precede half-title; double-spread title-page; leaf coated grey on verso and printed in black follows title-page; dark dull blue coarse rough buckram, lettered gilt down spine; scarlet head and tail bands; dull moss-green end-papers; dull red cloth slip-case, white label printed in dull moss-green and dark dull blue on side. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 360 numbered copies signed both by Pinter and Fowles. Issued without a dust-wrapper.

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PINTER (Harold). The Screenplay of The French Lieutenant's Woman, Based on the novel by John Fowles. With a Foreword By John Fowles. Jonathan Cape In association with Eyre Methuen, 1981. Demy 8vo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; black boards, blocked with Cape's monogram device and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Fowles' Foreword occupies pp. vii-xv.

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PITTER (Ruth). A trophy of arms: Poems 1926-1935. With a Preface by James Stephens. The Cresset Press, N.D. [1936]. Tall imp.16mo, printed in half-sheets; two blanks at end; brownish salmon silk-weave cloth, ruled and lettered gilt, panelled very dark brown, on spine and front cover; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Two leaves opened a little roughly, with one consequent small marginal tear; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's third collection. Stephens' Preface occupies pp.ix-xvi.

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PITTER (Ruth). The spirit watches. The Cresset Press, N.D. [1938]. Tall imp.16mo, printed in half-sheets; blank before half-title; cream cloth, ruled and lettered gilt, panelled very dark blue on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Nice copy.

The author's fourth book.

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PITTER (Ruth). The rude potato. Illustrated by Roger Furse. The Cresset Press, October 1941. Vignette title-page and numerous illustrations on text-paper; cream fine linen lettered gilt down spine. Some foxing throughout; otherwise a very nice copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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PITTER (Ruth). Urania. The Cresset Press, 1950. Imp.16mo, printed in half-sheets; woodcut pictorial title-page by Joan Hassall; light teak cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. brown. Fine copy in Joan Hassall dust-wrapper.

The author's own selection from her earlier volumes.

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PITTER (Ruth). The ermine. Poems 1942-1952. The Cresset Press, 1953. Imp.16mo, printed in half-sheets; vignette title-page designed by Joan Hassall, printed in black and sepia; light teak cloth, lettered gilt down spine. Gilt slightly rubbed, and front free end-paper renewed; otherwise a nice copy.

From the library of Ralph Abercrombie, and bearing his signature on the upper margin of the half-title page.

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PLATH (Sylvia). Ariel. Faber and Faber, 1965. Blank before half-title, final blank; red cloth, ruled and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in slightly nicked dust-wrapper.

Tabor, A5a

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PLATH (Sylvia). Winter trees. Faber and Faber, 3 Queen Square, 1971. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; blue cloth lettered silver down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Tabor, A15a

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PLATH (Sylvia). The Bed Book. Illustrations by Quentin Blake. Faber and Faber Ltd [Colophon:] 1976. Tall cr.8vo format, 20pp., sewn as a single gathering; two blanks before title-page, two at end, serving as end-papers; half-title not called for; pink boards, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper faded on spine.

A book of children's verse.

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PLOMER (William). Notes for poems. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1927 [i.e., March 1928]. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; diagonally fine ribbed mustard yellow cloth, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine. Fine copy of a scarce title.

Woolmer, 143. Issued in a plain tissue dust-wrapper, not here present. Only 450 copies of this title were printed. Plomer's third book.

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PLOMER (William). The family tree. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London, W.C.1, 1929. Short cr.8vo; fly-title to Advertisement, followed by advertisement leaf, and blank at end, all integral; pp.106+[vi]; bright pink boards printed black on front board and up spine. Backstrip, and adjoining edge of back cover faded; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Issued as No.10 in the series Hogarth Living Poets, almost certainly with an unprinted wax-paper dust-wrapper, not here present. Woolmer, 206. Only 400 copies were printed.

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PLOMER (William). The fivefold Screen. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1932. Double cr.8vo; charcoal cloth blocked and lettered gilt up spine; lower-edges uncut. Light foxing passim; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 450 signed and numbered copies. Woolmer, 301, not recording a dust-wrapper.

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PLOMER (William). Visiting the caves. Jonathan Cape, 1936. Large cr.8vo; blank before half-title; mottled light brown cloth, blocked with publisher's initial device, lettered, and with short rules cerise, on spine; t.e. cerise, fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fine, partly unopened, copy in slightly frayed and rubbed dust-wrapper.



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PLOMER (William). Selected poems. The New Hogarth Library Vol.I, Second edition. The Hogarth Press, 37 Mecklenburgh Square, London W.C.1, 1946. Sm.cr.8vo; two blanks at end, serving as pastedowns; pp.75+[v]; mottled light blue-grey fine linen effect cloth, blocked and lettered red down spine. Very light embrowning of poor quality paper; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Woolmer, 472 refers. The publisher's file copy, with their ‘Office Production Copy' sticker on the spine of the dust-wrapper. The inner flap of the dust-wrapper bears the price ‘3s. 6d. net' overprinted with a bar and the price 5s. net substituted. Woolmer records the price as 5s. without noticing the price change. Since it seems not to have been issued at 3s. 6d., the present dust-wrapper may represent an early state (?or proof).

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PLOMER (William). A Shot in the Park. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, 1955. Lge.cr.8vo; blank before half-title, two at end; yellow boards blocked and lettered green down spine. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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PLOMER (William). Collected poems. Jonathan Cape, 1960. Final blank; quarter yellow paper, blue and black board sides, spine lettered blue, spine and front cover blocked silver; t.e. yellow; grey end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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PLOMER (William). The burning fiery Furnace. Second Parable for Church Performance By William Plomer Set to music by Benjamin Britten. Op.77. Faber Music Ltd., 1966. Cr.8vo format, 20pp. wire-stitched into thin card wrappers; final blank; pale green self-wrappers, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, printed in dark red and black, folded over wrappers and pasted at flaps; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.



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POPHAM (Hugh). Against The Lightning: Poems. John Lane The Bodley Head, 1944. Demy 8vo, in half sheets; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; blue rough cloth, lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt down flat spine. Nice copy in torn dust-wrapper repaired on verso with clear tape.

Winner of Lane's poetry prize. A first volume.

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PORTER (Alan). The signature Of pain And other poems. Cobden-Sanderson, 1930. Med.8vo; brown coarse buckram, paper spine label printed in red; a.e. uncut. Virtually fine copy in slightly nicked dust-wrapper darkened on spine.

An introductory section of ‘commendatory verses' includes poems by Edmund Blunden and Richard Church.

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PORTER (Bern). Found Poems. Something Else Press, [on verso of title-page:] New York, 1972. Demy 4to format, gathered in sixteens; scarlet cloth, blocked and lettered gilt down spine; red and white head and tail bands; end-papers printed with collage design in black. Fine copy in nicked dust-wrapper.



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PORTER (Peter). A Share Of the market. Ulsterman Publications, [Belfast,] 1973. One gathering, wire-stitched into light yellow-green wrappers, cut flush, printed black on front and inside wrappers; half-title not called for; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.



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POTTS (Paul). Instead of A Sonnet (The 1944 edition With ten new poems). Tuba Press, 13 Bute Street, 1978. Post 8vo; blank beforehalf-title, blank at end; dark charcoal boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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POUND (Ezra). Lustra Of Ezra Pound. Elkin Mathews, Cork Street, 1916. Sm.double pott.8vo; photogravure portrait frontispiece printed in sepia; pp.[116]; coarse unbleached linen, lettered blind within blind ruled box on back cover, lettered dark blue on front cover and up spine. Very nice copy.

Connolly, Modern Movement, 35(a). First trade edition, second binding (the first being lettered in blue on back cover): preceded by one month by a privately printed edition limited to 200 copies numbered by the author and stamped with his monogram, which included nine more poems. The entire trade edition consisted of 800 copies. Not published in America until 1917, which edition included also a selection from Pound's earlier poems.

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POUND (Ezra). A draft of XXX cantos. Faber & Faber Limited, 1933. Blank before half-title, two at end; black cloth lettered gilt down spine; t.e. orange, others uncut. Very nice copy in chipped, badly frayed, and slightly rubbed dust-wrapper strengthened on verso with paper tape.

Connolly, Modern Movement, 66; Gallup A51.

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POWELL (Anthony). Two plays by Anthony Powell: The Garden God; The Rest I'll Whistle. With four set designs by Osbert Lancaster. Heinemann, 1971. Double demy 16mo; two plates; faintly cloth patterned charcoal boards; pale cream end-papers. Corner of three leaves faintly creased; slight foxing of plates; otherwise a nice copy.

An agents' copy, bearing their light rubber stamp on the front end-paper.

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POWER (Norman S.). Ends of Verse. Introduction by Ruth Pitter. Mowbrays, London & Oxford, 1971. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; white self-wrappers printed in dark sand, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, folded at fore-edges over blanks. Fine copy.

Presentation copy [to D.J. Enright], with the author's lengthy signed holograph inscription on the half-title.

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POWYS (John Cowper). Lucifer A Poem. With wood-engravings by Agnes Miller Parker. Macdonald, 1956. Blank before half-title, final blank; vignette title-page and wood-engraved head-pieces; publisher's quarter dark blue leather, light blue cloth sides, blocked gilt on spine and front cover, lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fine unopened copy in slightly chipped original glassine dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 560 numbered copies printed on hand-made paper and signed by the author. Beautifully printed by Purnel and Sons, Ltd, at Paulton, Somerset. [1982].

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POWYS (The Revd. Fr. Littleton A.). [Cover title:] Ode to the West Wind. No place, no date, no publisher [c.1954]. Lge.post 8vo, 4pp., wire stitched into pale lemon wrappers, cut flush, printed black on front; half-title not called for; issued without end-papers. Staple slightly rusted; otherwise a fine copy.

Dated at end from St. Teresa's Private Hospital, Corston, Bath, Jan., 1954. The author died there, and a planned second part was never written. Published in his memory.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). and BILLAM (George). Spring tide: A Play in Three Acts By George Billam And J.B. Priestley. Copyright 1936 in Great Britain and the United States of America by George Billam and J.B. Priestley. Published in Great Britain by Play Rights & Publications Ltd., Maltravers House, Arundel Street, Strand, W.C.2, N.D. [1936]. Lge.post 8vo; blank before title-page, serving as paste-down; 4pp. diagrams of stage sets, 3pp. integral advertisements, page bearing printer's imprint, leaf blank except for heading ‘Notes' recto and verso, and blank serving as paste-down, at end; slip of paper printed in red laid on to verso of title-page; two inserted half-tone plates; matt very dark green wrappers, cut flush, printed sea-green on front and down spine; issued without free end-papers. First and last few leaves foxed; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

First issue, with the laid on slip. This reads: ‘SPECIAL NOTE: This play is not available for amateur presentation until October 24th, 1937.'

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Mystery At Greenfingers: A comedy of detection. Samuel French, 1937. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; leaf blank, except for heading ‘REHEARSAL DATES' on verso, at end; pp.[iv]+122+[ii]; pale green textured wrappers, printed very dark blue on front cover and down spine, cut flush; issued without end-papers. Slight marking of wrappers; possible small repair to tail of spine; a few small corners creased; a near nice copy, nonetheless, of a very scarce item.

Hubin, p.333. According to a note on the title-page, ‘"Mystery at Greenfingers" was specially written by J.B. Priestley for the News Chronicle Amateur Dramatic Contest, 1937-1938'. A note on p.5 says that performances may be given before January 24th, 1938, only by competitors in the Contest. The front cover is headed ‘News Chronicle Contest Edition'.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Desert highway. A Play in Three Acts. William Heinemann Ltd, 1944. Pp[vi]+46; blue grey wrappers printed black on sides. In general very nice.

Designated ‘Proof Copy' on the front wrapper, and evidently in fact an uncorrected proof, the author's name being mis-spelled ‘Priestly' on the title-page. [1982].

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Four plays. William Heinemann Ltd, 1944. Sm.double f'cap 16mo; final blank; pp.viii+226+[2]; dark leaf green fine buckram, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine; buff end-papers. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Issued as a volume in the series Heinemann Pocket Editions. Includes ‘Desert Night', ‘The Long Mirror', and ‘They Came to a City' which had appeared in the non-series volume ‘Three Plays' of the year before, together with a further play, ‘Desert Highway' (which also appeared separately in the same year).

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Three Time-Plays: Dangerous Corner; Time and the Conways; I have been here before. A Pan-books Edition, 1947. Imprint leaf at end; glazed cream wrappers printed in green and brown (designed by Scarfe). Vertical crease in spine; otherwise a very nice copy.

With a 4pp. prefatory Note by the Author, here first printed. Priestley's Note is dated October, 1946. According to the imprint at the end, this volume was printed in March 1947.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Three Time-Plays: Dangerous Corner; Time and the Conways; I have been here before. A Pan-books Edition, 1947. Blank leaf at end; glazed cream wrappers printed in green and brown (designed by Scarfe). Covers slightly used; half-title and final blank slightly stained; otherwise a very nice copy.

With a 4pp. prefatory Note by the Author, here first printed. Priestley's Note is dated October, 1946. Printed in France, as usual, but an issue variant, the last leaf being blank instead of bearing an imprint.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). The High Toby. A play for the Toy Theatre by J.B. Priestley With scenery and characters by Doris Zinkeisen. Published by Penguin Books Ltd In association with Benjamin Pollock Ltd, Puffin cut-out book 5 [on back wrapper:] Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1948. Landscape double post 8vo, wire-stitched as a single gathering into thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in scarlet, yellow, orange, black, green, and blue, inside in black; printed in double columns on cream toned paper; half-title not called for; pp.[16]; sixteen plates printed in full colour, in conjugate and facing pairs, stitched into the centre of the volume; issued without end-papers. Short closed tear in top edge of back wrapper; otherwise a fine copy.

Very scarce, especially in complete state: the plates were intended to be cut up and used in the performance of the play. In this copy they have not been touched.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). Home is Tomorrow: A Play in Two Acts. William Heinemann Ltd, 1949. Demy 8vo; blue buckram, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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...[BERTRAM DOBELL]. The partiall law: A tragi-comedy By an unknown author (Circa 1615-30) Now first printed from the Original manuscript Edited by Bertram Dobell. Published by The Editor, 77 Charing Cross Road, 1908. Two blanks before half-title; integral advertisement leaf followed by two blanks at end; pp.[4]+[xxx]+130+[vi]; quarter cream coarse buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, blue grey board sides; a.e. uncut. Near fine, unopened copy.

One of an edition limited to only 200 copies. The play has never been reprinted.

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...FANFROLICO PRESS. PARTRIDGE (Eric). Robert Eyres Landor: A biographical And critical sketch. 1927. Quarter dark green cloth lettered gilt on spine, grey-green boards. Fine copy in frayed and lightly foxed dust-wrapper.

Printed at The Curwen Press.

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...FOLIO PRESS. OWEN (Wilfred). Poems of War. The Folio Press, London, 1989. Roy.8vo; printed throughout in black and tan on cream paper, all pages (apart from one opening which is plain tan) carrying bled lithographic illustrations in tan from photographs; half-title not called for; leaf blank but for illustrations precedes title-page; pp.[64 (final page with illustration only)]; quarter black fine weave cloth, lettered gilt down flat spine, ruled gilt on sides, olive green moiré silk covered boards, panelled blind on front board with black paper label lettered in gilt inlaid; t.e.g., black and white head and tail bands; hand-marbled end-papers. Fine copy in clear plastic dust-wrapper, as issued.

Printed on Mohawk superfine acid-free paper, the illustrations printed lithographically by Newson, Jones Ltd, the text letterpress, bound by Hunter & Foulis, Ltd, of Edinburgh in Feincanvas cloth with Moiré [sic] silk sides, the hand-marbled end-papers by Mitchell & Malik. A beautifully designed book, the first illustration, a formal portrait of Owen in uniform, and the last, of his grave, neatly framing the war photographs between, the whole of which finely complements and enlarges the text.

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...FOLIO SOCIETY. WILDE (Oscar). Salome. Newly translated by Vyvyan Holland. Engravings [on text paper] by Frank Martin. 1957. Half-title not called for; printed throughout in bluish green and black; full green and blue brocade lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in slip-case.

One of the Folio Society's most beautiful books.

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...THE FORTUNE PRESS. Wind on the heath: A Collection of Poems By Editha M. Kelly. The Fortune Press, 21 Belgrave Road, 1949. Half-title not called for; quarter moss green cloth lettered gilt up flat spine, duck egg blue boards; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Very light foxing of back board, but a near fine copy in dust-wrapper with one short tear.

Printed at Sevenoaks, Kent. Poems mostly dealing with that county.

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...HAND AND FLOWER PRESS. John Faust: A drama in Three acts By Antony Borrow With An Introduction by E.M. Butler, Hon.D.Litt. (Lond.). No place, no publisher, but bearing the ‘Hand and Flower' symbol on the title-page, and printed at Ashford in Kent, 1958. Lge.post 8vo; title-page printed in red and black; limitation leaf at end; quarter red buckram, black buckram sides, lettered black down flat spine, blocked and lettered black on front cover. Spine slightly faded, spine and back cover a little damp-splashed; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 500 copies, this copy being marked ‘Complimentary'. Presentation copy, with the author's signed inscription to Wrey Gardiner on the front end-paper. ‘This very strange play is the work of a scientist; and as far as I know (if Goethe will forgive me) of the only scientist who has ever written a Faust.' - Butler's Introduction.

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...HOGARTH PRESS. AINSLIE (Douglas). Chosen poems. With a Preface by G.K. Chesterton. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 1926. Marbled boards, paper spine label. A very nice copy.

Woolmer 83B: the first trade edition. 500 copies were printed, of which 70 were later pulped.

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...HOGARTH PRESS. ANTHOLOGY. Cambridge Poetry 1930. Edited by John Davenport, Hugh Sykes & Michael Redgrave. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London W.C.1, 1930. Flesh pink boards, printed in black on spine and front cover. Slight wear to covers, but a nice copy of a delicate book.

Hogarth Living Poets, No.13. Woolmer 219: one of 500 copies (800 printed, 300 pulped). Includes poems by Julian Bell, Lionel Birch, J. Bronowski, J.D. Cullen, John Davenport, Robin Fedden, Louis Le Breton, John Lehmann, Malcolm Lowry, K.A. Matthews, G.F. Noxon, Michael Redgrave, J.M. Reeves, A.J. Rose, Hugh Sykes, and Arthur Tillotson.

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...HOGARTH PRESS. BÉKASSY (Ferenc). Adriatica And other poems. With a Preface by F.L. Lucas. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London W.C.1, 1925. Hand marbled boards, paper label on front cover; a.e. uncut. Slight foxing of edges, otherwise a fine, unopened copy.

Woolmer 56.

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...HOGARTH PRESS. BELL (Julian). Work for the Winter And other poems. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 1936. Blank before half-title; final blank; pale green boards, printed on sides with a design by the author in black. Covers slightly faded at spine and edges, but a very nice copy.

Woolmer 382: one of 300 copies (750 printed, but 450 pulped).

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...HOGARTH PRESS. DERWENT (Lord). Fifty poems. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 1931. Buff boards printed in black on front board and up flat spine. Light dusting of boards, but a very nice copy.

Woolmer 252; 500 copies were printed.

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...HOGARTH PRESS. FITZURSE (R., i.e. Geoffrey Phibbs). It was not Jones. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 1928. Powder blue boards printed in black. Boards dusty at spine and edges; scattered light foxing; a nice copy otherwise.

Woolmer 161. One of only 210 copies (500 printed, of which 290 were pulped). Issued as No.2 of the Hogarth Living Poets.

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...HOGARTH PRESS. MIRRLEES (Hope). Paris: A poem. Printed by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, Paradise Road, Richmond, 1919 [i.e., 1920]. 24pp., 16mo, gathered folio, stabbed, and sewn through; two binder's blanks precede title-page; half-title not called for; pasted into large wrappers of glazed paper printed in red, gold, and lime green, folded over at all edges and pasted down, white label printed in red on front cover; a.e. untrimmed; issued without end-papers. One or two very minor faults affecting wrappers; but a surprisingly nice copy, nonetheless of a scarce and delicate book.

Woolmer, 5. Only 175 copies of this title were printed. This copy has the date ‘1916' on p.23 altered in ink to 1919, as described by Woolmer, but has an additional correction in ink at l.13 on p.3 which he does not note ('St.' added before ‘John' at start of line). A minor binding variant, not recorded by Woolmer, who describes only copies in otherwise similar wrappers printed in gold, blue, and red. From the library of Frances Marshall, later Mrs. Ralph Partridge, and bearing her pencilled signature on the front blank. Frances Marshall, who at one time assisted in the Garnett/Birrell bookshop, was a long-time friend of the Woolfs. She is referred to at several points in Virginia's letters and diaries, and was included by her in her brief list of the ‘flowers of female youth' (v. ‘A Change of Perspective', p.363).

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PROKOSCH (Frederic). The somnambulists. New Haven, [Ct.,] 1933. Carbon typescript on Onion Skin, ninety-six leaves, unpaginated, typed on one side of the paper only; title-page and limitation leaf each with hand-coloured pen and ink illustration on tracing-paper tipped on; quarter very dark grey linen, typed label lettered up on flat spine, boards covered in silver foil; preserved in a pinkish brown moiré cloth-covered folder, lined with hammered orange paper, and a slip-case of quarter brown calf, black spine label, ruled and lettered gilt on spine and sides, pinkish brown moiré cloth boards and edges, presumably as issued. Two leaves with single small fox-spot, one with small light stain; spine slightly faded, boards a trifle rubbed; back of slip-case very slightly rubbed; otherwise a fine copy.

According to the limitation leaf: "This collection of poems was printed, bound, and illustrated by the author at New Haven, Connecticut, in the Spring of 1933; The [sic] edition consists of three copies." Signed by the author on the limitation leaf. The author's own copy, bearing his bookplate (again signed) on the front paste-down. This copy has been used for revision: some seventeen leaves bear alterations made, evidently at various times, in pen or pencil, in the author's holograph.

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PROKOSCH (Frederic). Andromeda. No place, no publisher. Christmas, 1935. F'cap 16mo, 12pp., sewn as a single gathering with black silk thread into Cockerel paper self-wrappers cut flush at top- and lower- edges and folded at fore-edges over blank first and last leaf; half-title not called for; limitation leaf precedes final blank; light drab label printed in black on front wrapper; spare label tipped in at end; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Printed and sewn by the author. Of a total edition of only twenty-two copies, this is one of five lettered copies printed on Japanese rice-paper; five copies also were printed on Incudine, five on Florentine, five on Brussels vellum, and two on Bayreuth. Uncommon.

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PUDNEY (John). Selected Poems. With decorations by Harold Jones. Guild Books Number 238. Published for The British Publishers Guild By The Bodley Head, 1947. Double f'cap 16mo; frontispiece on verso of decorated half-title; numerous other illustrations on text-paper; pale grey wrappers, cut flush, printed in blue and black; issued without end-papers. A fine copy.

The first publication of this selection.

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PUDNEY (John). Low life. Verses by John Pudney Drawings by James Boswell. The Bodley Head, 1947. F'cap 4to; blank before half-title, serving as paste-down; illustrations on text-paper; white boards printed in salmon and black with a design by Boswell. A near-fine copy.

Anthropomorphic four-liners: ‘A snake will dramatise the sinister/And tend to overact/The style of an accommodating minister/Who sloughs his skin and yet remains intact.'

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PUDNEY (John). Spill out: Poems and ballads. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1967. Sm.demy 8vo; pp.[viii]+[56]; blue plastic surfaced cloth, blocked silver on front cover and spine, lettered gilt down spine; t.e and end-papers brownish orange. Fine copy in slightly rubbed dust-wrapper.



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PUDNEY (John). Selected Poems 1967-1973. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1973. Tall lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; pp.[96]; mustard card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription on the title-page. Includes selections from volumes published between 1967 and 1971, together with poems written between 1971 and 1973, here first collected.

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PUDNEY (John). Living in a One-sided house. Poems by John Pudney For reading for fun For saying out loud For joining in For acting out on tape. Shepheard-Walwyn, 1976. Med.8vo; illustrations throughout, in text; pp.48; light turquoise cloth textured boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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PUSHKIN (Alexander). Eugene Onegin Translated by Charles Johnson. London, 1977 [colophon:] Hatchards Ltd., Booksellers, 187 Piccadilly . . . John Sandoe (Books) Ltd., 10 Blacklands Terrace . . . and . . . Heywood Hill, Booksellers, 10 Curzon Street. Lge.12mo; small vignette on title-page; three integral blanks at end; pp.226+[vi]; dull blue buckram, ruled lettered, and blocked gilt on spine; pale grenish blue laid end-papers. Fine copy.

From the library of D.J. Enright, and bearing the author's signed holograph presentation inscription to him on the front end-paper. Printed and bound in Ilkley, Yorkshire, by the Scolar Press. Includes a brief introduction and notes by the translator.

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PYBUS (Rodney). In memoriam Milena. Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1973. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in black and brown; pp.48; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in pale blue and black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

The author's first collection of poems. A volume in ‘The Phoenix Living Poets' series.

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PYBUS (Rodney). Bridging loans 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 and black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Publishers' ‘Production Office Copy', so rubber stamped on the half-title page. A volume in ‘The Phoenix Living Poets' series.

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PYBUS (Rodney). Bridging loans 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 and black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

A volume in ‘The Phoenix Living Poets' series.

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QUENNELL (Peter). Poems. Chatto & Windus, 1926. Double cr.8vo; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘A' precedes title-page; half-title not called for; quarter old mustard cloth blocked and lettered gilt up spine, light orange boards; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight wear to cloth at head and tail of spine; a few leaves lightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.



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"Q" [i.e., Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch]. The Vigil of Venus And other poems. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1912. Imprint leaf at end; followed by 32pp. publisher's catalogue dated July 1912; brick red coarse buckram lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges rough -trimmed, lower-edges uncut. A nice copy.

The author's own copy, bearing his engraved armorial bookplate on the front paste-down and the publisher's ‘File' rubber stamp on the front free end-paper.

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QUILLER-COUCH (Sir Arthur). The sacred way. Reprinted from The Cambridge Magazine for June 10, 1916 And sold by W. Heffer & Sons Ltd., Cambridge, November, 1916. 4pp. med 8vo; p.[1] title, pp.[2-3] text, p.[4] advertisement. Nice copy. Scarce.

No.3 of the ‘Reprints' series.

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QUILLER-COUCH (Sir Arthur). Poems. London: Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford, 1929. Cr.8vo, gathered in half-sheets; final blank; blue buckram lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed. Extremely fine unopened copy in a slightly frayed and minutely chipped dust- wrapper.

The author's name appears as ‘Q' on the spine and dust-wrapper.

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RAINE (Kathleen). Stone and flower: Poems 1935-43 With drawings by Barbara Hepworth. PL/Nicholson and Watson, 1943. Frontispiece in full colour, and three half-tone plates; blue cloth lettered gilt down spine. Gilt dull, otherwise a fine copy.

The first book published by Editions Poetry London, and the author's first full volume of verse.

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RAMSEY (T.W.). Four witch-balls By T.W. Ramsey, Author of Antares. Philip Allan, 1935. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; pp.61+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; white self-wrappers, applied, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, over thin boards. Nice copy.

Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front end-paper. Several of the poems are reprinted from The English Review and The Poetry Review.

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RAO (D. Madhava). Malati-lata. Heath Cranton Limited, 6 Fleet Lane London E.C. 4, 1923. Final blank; pp.62+[ii]; light tan boards printed on front board, and down and on spine, in black; fore- and lower- edges uncut. A nice copy.

Printed on Abbey Mills laid paper at the John Roberts Press Limited.

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RATTIGAN (Terence). Love in idleness. Hamish Hamilton, 1945. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; grey cloth, lettered red on front cover and down spine. Nice copy.



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RATTIGAN (Terence). Who is Sylvia? A Light Comedy. Hamish Hamilton, 1951. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.104; blue cloth-textured boards, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered gilt down spine. Spine slightly faded, but a nice copy.



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RATTIGAN (Terence). The deep blue sea. A Play. Hamish Hamilton, 1952. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; pp.94+[ii]; pale blue cloth-textured boards, lettered gilt down spine. Spine faded, but a nice copy.



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RATTIGAN (Terence). The Collected plays Of Terence Rattigan. Volume two. Hamish Hamilton, London, 1953. Extra double cr.16mo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[2]+[xxii]+366+[ii]; red cloth blocked with Rattigan's signature gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Gilt a little dull, otherwise a fine copy.

Separately published. Includes a fourteen page general Preface by Rattigan, here first published, together with the texts of ‘The Browning Version', ‘Harlequinade', ‘Adventure Story', ‘Who Is Sylvia?', and ‘The Deep Blue Sea'.

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RATTIGAN (Terence). Separate tables: Two Plays. Hamish Hamilton, 1955. Sm.cr.8vo; half-tone frontispiece; pp.119+[i (blank); light blue cloth-textured boards blocked and down-lettered gilt on spine. Spine slightly faded, but a nice copy.



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RATTIGAN (Terence). Man and boy. Hamish Hamilton, 1964. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; dark greyish brown boards, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy, inscribed on the front end-paper in the author's hand: "To Lionel, In friendship, and in hopes of a further fruitful partnership - With this play, and others. Terry. April 9, 1964." We have not identified the recipient.

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RATTIGAN (Terence). A bequest To the nation. A play in two acts. Hamish Hamilton, 1970. Blue cloth-textured boards blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in chipped and torn dust-wrapper.



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[RATTIGAN (Terence).]. Five famous plays By Anton Tchekoff: The Bear, The Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard Translated from the Russian by Julius West. Uncle Vanya, The Seagull Translated from the Russian by Marian Fell. Duckworth, 1946. Black buckram, blocked and lettered scarlet on spine. Enamel largely lacking from spine, and covers slightly marked; otherwise a fine copy.

Originally published in this collection in 1939. Terence Rattigan's copy, with his bookplate.

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RAVEN (Simon). Royal Foundation; The Move Up Country; The Doomsday School; The Scapegoat; Panther Larkin, The High King's Tomb; The Gaming Book; Sir Jocelyn, the Minister Would Like A Word. Anthony Blond, 1966. Double demy 16mo; final blank; lavender boards, blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt down spine.Nice in dust-wrapper.

Except on the rather ugly title-page denominated ‘Royal Foundation And other plays'.

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READ (Herbert). Naked Warriors. 1919, Art & Letters, 9, Duke Street, Adelphi, London, W.C.2. Blank at front serving as paste-down; pp.[iv]+[60]; buff paper-wrappers printed in red pasted at fore-edges and spine over white boards, cut flush; text-paper back end-papers. Slight wear to wrappers, but a nice copy.

The author's first regularly published book.

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READ (Herbert). Thirty-five poems. Faber and Faber, 24 Russell Square, London, November 1940. Pp.80; lemon boards, blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered black down flat spine. Very light foxing of edges, but a near-fine copy in dust-wrapper darkened on spine.

Issued as a volume in the series Sesame Books. Review copy with the publisher's review slip, giving the sceduled date of publication as ‘Nov 7th. 1940' loosely laid in.

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REDGROVE (Peter). The Force And other poems. Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1966. Demy 8vo; grey boards printed in dark red. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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REDGROVE (Peter). Three pieces For voices: The son of my skin; Beyond the eyelids; The Jesus apparition. Published by Poet & Printer, Woodford Green, Essex, January 1972. One gathering, lge.12mo, pasted into white card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in dark blue and grey; title-page printed in carmine and black; issued without end-papers. Very nice copy.



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REDGROVE (Peter) [and] SHUTTLE (Penelope). The Hermaphrodite Album. Fuller d'Arch Smith, 1973. Sq.lge.post 8vo; two blanks at end; pp.[120]; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in carnation red; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.



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REDWOOD-ANDERSON (J). The Legend of Eros and Psyche. Oxford, Joseph Thornton & Son; London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd., 1908. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; parchment self-wrappers over very thin boards, wrapers lettered gilt on spine and front cover. Parchment cracked over front joint, embrowned on spine and at edges; otherwise a very nice copy.

Presentation copy to the author's father, with inscription dated "Aug 8th 1908" and signed "Jackson" on front blank, and the author's later ownership inscription "Private Copy" beneath his fuller signature, lower on same leaf. It seems possible that this copy, in real parchment, was specially prepared. [1982].

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REEVES (James). Arcadian Ballads. With illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. Heinemann, 1978. Imp.8vo; blank before half-title; frontispiece on verso of half-title, and numerous illustrations on text-paper; final blank; brown cloth, lettered gilt down spine; t.e. brown; rust-brown end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper designed by Ardizzone.

First trade edition, a limited edition having been published by the Whittington Press in 1977.

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RICHARDS (I.A.). Internal colloquies: Poems and Plays. Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1972. Demy 8vo; blue buckram lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Besides including the whole contents of the previous volumes of verse, ‘Goodbye Earth and other Poems', and ‘The Screens and other Poems', and the play, ‘Tomorrow Morning, Faustus', previously published, there are printed for the first time in this volume a section of ‘Further Poems (1960-1970)' a new play, ‘Job's Comforting', and an Epilogue. The first English edition.

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RICHMOND (Mary E.). Poems. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1903. Pp.[viii]+164; deep rose cloth flecked horizontally with light rose, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Cloth slightly faded on spine; text foxed, at times quite heavily; otherwise a nice copy.



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RICKWORD (Edgell). Collected Poems. The Bodley Head, 1947. Navy blue cloth lettered gilt down spine and on front cover. Fine copy in chipped dust-wrapper.

Signed by the author on the front end-paper.

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RICKWORD (Edgell). Fifty Poems. A selection by Edgell Rickword With an introduction by Roy Fuller. Enitharmion Press, 1970. Portrait frontispiece printed in orange; title-page printed in scarlet and black; blank followed by limitation leaf at end; quarter blue and black coarse morocco grained rexine, ruled gilt on sides, lettered gilt on spine, pale lemon buckram sides; t.e.g. Fine copy in frayed glassine dust-wrapper.

One of only 75 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author. Printed at the Daedalus Press, Stoke Ferry, Norfolk on Abbey Mills Cream Antique Laid paper. Restores fifteen poems omitted from the 1947 Collected Poems and includes some revisions, as well as two poems here first collected. A number of poems from the earlier collection are omitted.

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RIDING (Laura [née Reichenthal]). Love as love, Death as death. Printed and published at The Seizin Press, Hammersmith London, 1928. Lge.post 8vo; oatmeal coarse buckram lettered gilt up spine. Spine and edges of covers slightly darkened, and some bubbling of cloth; otherwise a fine copy.

One of 175 numbered copies, this copy being also signed by the author. Printed on hand-made paper. The first book issued by The Seizin Press.

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RIDLER (Anne). The Nine bright Shiners. Faber & Faber, 1943. Demy 8vo, gathered in half sheets; bright lemon cloth, lettered gilt down spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut; glazed pale lemon end-papers. Three small pinholes in front paste-down at gutter; otherwise a fine copy in slightly nicked dust-wrapper.

Printed on antique toned hand-made paper.

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RIDLER (Anne). The Shadow Factory: A Nativity Play. Faber & Faber, 1946. Mustard cloth, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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RILEY (Denise) and MULFORD (Wendy). No Fee. Street Editions, 1979. Twenty single sheets, narrow med.4to format, printed on one side of the paper only, not foliated, wire-stitched into duck-egg blue card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; colophon leaf at end printed in facsimile of Denise Riley's holograph; made up without end-papers. Nice copy.

Loosely laid in is a slip of thin white card bearing Denise Riley's pencilled signature and address. According to the colophon: "This is the 2nd edition of ‘No Fee'. A earlier, different, version was produced in 1978, in more disposable form, to co-incide with a reading at the ICA. This edition, 200 copies, printed to coincide with Women's Week, Cambridge, 1979." The book is sub-titled on the front wrapper ‘A line or two for free'.

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RILEY (John). That is today. Pig Press, [24 Coquet Terrace, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne 6,] 1978. Demy 4to format, 12pp., unpaged, wire-stitched into pale blue thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Second edition, revised. One of an issue limited to 190 copies from a printing of 200. The second state, trimmed vertically to 10 5/8" X 8".

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RILEY (Peter). Following the vein. [At foot of text:] 1975, Published by Albion Village Press, 28 Albion Drive, London E8 4ET. Pott folio, a single sheet, folded, light green thin card printed in black, the first page bearing the illustrated title, the other three the poem. Fine copy.

One of an issue of 275 copies from a total printing of 300.

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RILEY (Peter). Five new poems (Hence in silver boxes). Pig Press, [24 Coquet Terrace, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne 6,] 1978. Demy 4to format, 12pp., unpaged, wire-stitched as a single gathering into white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

One of an issue of 190 copies from a printing of 200. The design on the front cover is by Barnaby Riley.

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RILKE (Rainer Maria). Requiem And other poems. Translated from the German With an introduction by J.B. Leishman. 1935, Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf At the Hogarth Press, Tavistock Square. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece; mottled light brown rough buckram, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy.

Woolmer, 375. 1,075 copies were printed.

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RILKE (Rainer Maria). Sonnets to Orpheus: Written as a monument for Wera Ouckama Knoop. The German text, with an English Translation, introduction & notes by J.B. Leishman. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf At the Hogarth Press, Tavistock Square, 1936. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece; mottled light brown rough buckram, lettered gilt on spine. Gilt oxydised on spine; otherwise fine.

Woolmer, 393. 1,020 copies were printed.

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RILKE ([Rainer Maria].). An Unofficial Rilke: Poems 1912-1926 Selected, translated And with an introduction by Michael Hamburger. Anvil Press Poetry, 1981. Demy 8vo; integral advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in sky-blue and black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Dual language text. Issued as the twelfth volume in the ‘Poetica' series, under the general editorship of Peter Jay. Hogarth Press ‘permission' copy, with the Editor's printed Compliments slip loosely laid in.

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ROBERTS (E.L.). Frightful Crhymes. By E.L. Roberts, (2nd Lieut. York and Lancasters). London, W.C.1, Erskine Macdonald, Ltd., February 1918. Printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.90+[ii]; rich light brown boards lettered black on front board and down spine; a.e. uncut. Boards a trifle rubbed and dusty; first two gatherings on a different paper of poor quality, and uniformly embrowned; otherwise a nice copy.

Humorous verse written, apparently, whist on active service.

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ROBERTS (Michael). Poems. Jonathan Cape, 1936. Lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title; greyish white rough cloth inwoven with linen grain pattern in pale green and red; blocked with publisher's device, lettered and with three short rules, dark charcoal, up spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. One or two very minor faults, but a nice copy in dusty dust-wrapper with several very small chips. Scarce.



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ROBINSON (Edwin Arlington). The Man who died twice. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1924. Roy.8vo; blank before half-title; title-page printed in red and black; quarter diagonally fine ribbed black cloth, grey board sides, pale brown label printed in black on spine, and front cover, that on front cover recessed in blind panel; a.e. uncut. Near fine unopened copy.

No.211 of an undisclosed limited edition, signed and numbered by the author on the front blank. Published January 1924.

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ROBINSON (Edwin Arlington). The man who died Twice. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1924. Lge.post 8vo; dark red buckram, pale green label printed in black on spine, and front cover, that on front cover recessed in blind panel; top- and fore- edges rough-trimmed. Fine copy, partly unopened, in badly chipped dust-wrapper.

Published January 1924.

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ROBINSON (Edwin Arlington). Modred, A fragment. 1929, Edmond Byrne Hackett: The Brick Row Bookshop, Inc., New York, New Haven, Princeton. Post 8vo, printed in half-sheets; title-page and first leaf of text printed in black and green; blank and limitation leaf precede title-page; imprint leaf followed by blank at end; quarter black buckram, blocked and lettered gilt up spine, dark blue hammered board sides; fore- and lower- edges uncut; text-paper end-papers; dark blue hammered board slipcase. A fine copy.

Printed on pale blue French hand-made paper by Peter Beilenson. The second book printed by him at the Walpole Printing Office. One of an edition limited to 250 copies, numbered and signed by Robinson.

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ROOK (Alan). We Who are fortunate. Routledge London, 1945. Pp.59+[i (blank)]; quarter black smooth cloth, lettered gilt up flat spine, pale blue-green board sides; fore- and lower- edges uncut; pale blue-green end-papers. Fine, unopened, copy in very slightly frayed and darkened dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription, signed ‘Alan' and dated ‘22 September 1954' on the front end-paper.

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ROSENBERG (Isaac). Poems by Isaac Rosenberg Selected and edited by Gordon Bottomley With an introductory memoir by Laurence Binyon. 1922, William Heinemann. Half-tone portrait frontispiece; printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.xii+186+[ii]; black buckram, paper spine label; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Label slightly frayed at top edge, apparently as issued; light flexion creasing of covers; edge of back paste-down embrowned, apparently by damp; otherwise a nice copy in a damp-stained dust-wrapper strengthened with brown paper on verso - for no obvious reason - at top edge of front panel.

Rosenberg's collected poems, published posthumously. Two thirds of the poems are here either first printed or first collected; the rest had appeared in three privately printed booklets issued between 1912 and 1916.

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