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.

ROSS (Alan). The Taj Express: Poems 1967-73. London Magazine Editions, 1973. Sm.med.8vo; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; light orange boards, blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper with one small scuff.



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ROSS (Ronald). Philosophies. John Murray, 1910. Half-title not called for; grey-green wrappers printed on front wrapper in dark blue. Nice copy. Scarce.

Dr. Ross was the researcher who first discovered how the malaria parasite was spread. The longest poem in the book, ‘In Exile', which occupies some 32pp. double column, is the record, written day by day, of his spiritual travail during his extended research. The volume was seen through the press by John and Judith Masefield.

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ROT (Diter). Zum laut lesen. Futura 11, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, [?Stuttgart, Germany,] 1966. Single sheet, royal, folded three times as issued, to 8vo size; printed on one side of paper only. A fine copy.

Concrete poetry.

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RUBINSTEIN (H[arold]. F.). Old boyhood: A Comedy in One Act. London, "The Stage" Play Publishing Bureau, 52 Shaftesbury Avenue, W.1, 1924. Super roy.16mo in half sheets; advertisement leaf (blank on verso) precedes half-title; single inset text-paper advertisement leaf at end; pp.40+[?ii]; bright brown wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; issued without end-papers. Prelims. heavily annotated in purple ink (v. note); otherwise a fine copy. Very scarce.

Presentation copy from the author, with his lengthy inscription to his friends the drama critic John [Trewin] and his wife, dated 7.7.74, on the half-title page, and other annotations in his hand, amounting in all to some sixty-two words.

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[RUSSELL (George).]. The divine vision And other poems. By A.E. London, Macmillan and Co., Limited; New York: The Macmillan Company, 1904. Blank and advertisement leaf precede half-title; cancel title leaf, bearing American copyright notice on verso; pp.[2]+[xiv]+[96]; blue fine rough buckram, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Front end-paper lacking, prelims., edges, and end-papers foxed; in general, a good copy.



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RUSSELL (Peter). The elegies of Quintilius. Anvil Press Poetry Associated with Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1975. Double f'cap 8vo; final blank; dull brown boards lettered gilt down flat spine; olive green end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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RYLANDS (George). Russet and taffeta. Printed & published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London, 1925. Sm.4to; 8pp. plus end-papers backing red, black, fawn, and brown marbled paper wrappers, cream label printed in black on front wrapper. Marbled paper with three or four very small chips at extreme edges; otherwise a nice copy of a very delicate book.

Woolmer 75: one of about 300 copies. The twenty-fifth book hand-set and printed by the Woolfs, and an exceptionally scarce item on account of its large format and slimness. A curiosity of production in this volume is that the ‘wrappers' are not folded over the spine but consist of panels laid onto the end-papers - a device which no doubt made it easier to paste together. Ex Poetry Society copy, with their neat blind-stamp on the front free end-paper.

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SABA (Umberto). Thirty-one poems Translations by Felix Stefanile. Issued in the United Kingdom by Carcanet New Press, Manchester, N.D. [c.1980]. Demy 8vo format, perfect bound; blank before half-title, three at end; pp.[ii]+56+[vi]; white glazed thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in green and brown; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Poor quality paper embrowned at margins; otherwise a fine copy.

The first English edition of a book published originally by the Elizabeth Press in New York.

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SACKVILLE (Lady Margaret). Poems. John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1901. F'cap 8vo; quarter iron grey paper, blue grey boards, paper spine label printed in grey-green; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; spare label tipped in at end. Spine somewhat darkened; some foxing of end-papers and facing leaves; otherwise a fine copy.

The author's scarce first book. From the library of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, with his armorial book-plate on the front paste-down.

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SACKVILLE (Margaret). A Hymn to Dionysus And other poems. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1905. Erratum slip tipped in at end of text; quarter parchment, blue-grey boards, lettered black on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Nice copy.

The author's second book.

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SACKVILLE (Margaret). A Hymn to Dionysus And other poems. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1905. Quarter parchment, blue-grey boards, lettered black on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Lettering on spine somewhat rubbed; end-papers embrowned; first and last two leaves lightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's second book. Some copies were issued with an erratum slip tipped in at end of text: it has never been present in this copy.

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SACKVILLE (Lady Margaret). Lyrics. Herbert & Daniel, 95 New Bond Street W, 1912. Title-page printed in red and black; quarter brown rough buckram, blue-grey boards, cream labels printed in black on spine and front cover; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Near fine unopened copy.

Signed by the author on the title-page.

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SACKVILLE (Lady Margaret). Lyrics. Herbert & Daniel, 95 New Bond Street W, 1912. Title-page printed in red and black; quarter brown rough buckram, blue-grey boards, cream labels printed in black on spine and front cover; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight fading of boards, and spine label darkened; slight foxing of first and last two leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

From the library of printer Sydney Mathewman, with his elaborate bokplate, designed by Laurence Houseman, on the front paste-down. Signed and dated 1925 on the front end-paper by the author.

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SACKVILLE (Lady Margaret). [Cover title:] A rhymed sequence. Broadsheet Number eight. [On back wrapper:] Published by The Porpoise Press, 4, Stafford Street, Edinburgh, Feb., 1924. One gathering, lge.f'cap 4to, sewn into light buff wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; prelims. not called for; issued without end-papers. Slight creasing of wrappers; otherwise a nice copy.

With revisions in three places in the author's holograph.

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SACKVILLE (Margaret). Three fairy plays. Williams and Norgate Ltd., 14 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, W.C.2, 1925. Quarter blue cloth, paper spine label printed in blue, grey boards; spare label tipped in at end. A working copy only.



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SACKVILLE (Lady Margaret). [Cover title:] Romantic Ballads. Broadsheet 3, Third Series. [On back wrapper:] The Porpoise Press, 27 Rutland Street, Edinburgh, 1927. One half sheet, wide lge.post 8vo; prelims. not called for; deep cream wrappers printed in black; fore- and lower- edges uncut; issued without end-papers. Slight marking of wrappers; otherwise a fine copy.

Loosely laid in is a sheet of the author's note-paper, embossed with her small monogram device, and bearing, in her holograph, a corrected draft of one of the poems differing slightly from the published version.

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SACKVILLE (Lady Margaret). 100 Little poems. Edinburgh: The Porpoise Press, 1928. Final blank; quarter maroon cloth, pale pink boards, pale pink spine label printed in black; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight foxing of boards and end-papers, otherwise a fine unopened copy in slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.



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SACKVILLE (Lady Margaret). The double house And other poems. Williams & Norgate Ltd, 1935. Hammered green self-wrappers, pale green label printed in green on front wrapper, back wrapper printed in black; issued without true end-papers, two blanks each at front and back serving instead. A near fine copy.

Presentation copy with the author's signed inscription (dated 1934) on front end-paper. [1982].

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SACKVILLE (Margaret). Miniatures. Beamsley Press, Bradford, [Yorkshire,] [on back wrapper:] 1947. Pott 8vo, 20pp., sewn as a single gathering into large light green wrappers printed outside in black; blank at front and back; half-title not called for; top- and fore- edges uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers slightly faded and marked at spine; pressure dints on back wrapper; otherwise fine. Rare.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription to Francis Berry, dated ‘Christmas 1947', on the front blank, and with one holograph correction in her hand in the text (‘break' for ‘reap' in the third line of ‘The Ladder' on p.5). Loosely laid in is an A.L.S., 3pp. small 4to (c.150 words), dated ‘Jan.9 1948', to Berry, referring to this volume having ‘fallen rather flat', to Sackville's review of a volume of Berry's verse, to the placing of an article on her own verse by Miss Dobell (‘a niece of Sydney Dobell's - he has written some extraordinary poems - only lately being re-discovered'), etc. According to the back wrapper ‘Miniatures' was ‘Printed by Alberta Vickridge at Beamsley House'. It was evidently both set and printed by hand.

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SACKVILLE (Lady Margaret). Collected Poems. Martin Secker Publisher to The Richards Press, No.8 Charles Street, St. James's Square, 1939. Collotype portrait frontispiece after a bronze by Pitendrigh Macgillivray; green cloth, cream spine label printed in black. Near fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper browned on the spine.

Includes a foreword by the author, and also a number of poems, here first published.

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SACKVILLE-WEST (V.). The land. William Heinemann, Ltd., 1926. Coarse brown buckram, paper spine label printed in red; fore- and lower- edges uncut; blank before half-title. End-papers very slightly foxed, spine and adjoining edge of front cover a little faded; label slightly marked and faded; otherwise a fine copy, with the spare label tipped in at the end.



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SACKVILLE-WEST (V.). King's daughter. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1929. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; two blanks at end serving as end-papers; light blue-green boards, printed black on front cover and up spine. Spine and edges of covers faded; very slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as volume No.11 in the series Hogarth Living Poets, under the general editorship of Dorothy Wellesley. Woolmer, 207. One of 1,000 copies.

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SACKVILLE-WEST (V.). Collected poems. Volume one. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, Tavistock Square, London, 1933. Demy 8vo; final blank; orange fine rough cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy.

All published. Woolmer, 331B. The first edition, trade issue.

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SACKVILLE-WEST (V.). Solitude. A poem. The Hogarth Press, 1938. Blank followed by three integral advertisement leaves at end; orange cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Contemporary inscription on front end-paper, and neat name written on front inside flap of dust-wrapper; otherwise a fine copy in slightly browned, frayed, and chipped dust-wrapper.

Woolmer 438B.

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SACKVILLE-WEST (V.). Solitude. A poem. The Hogarth Press, 1938. Blank followed by three integral advertisement leaves at end; orange cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. A fine copy in frayed, and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Woolmer 438B.

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SACKVILLE-WEST (V.). Sissinghurst. 1964, The Hogarth Press, London. One half sheet, sm.cr.8vo; half-tone frontispiece; wire-stitched into mulberry wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in dark purple; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Pencilled alteration to title-page; otherwise a very nice copy.

First trade edition, preceded by a signed edition limited to 500 copies hand-printed by Leonard and Virginia Woolf in 1931. The publisher's Production Office Copy, with their label to this effect wrapped round the spine. The title-page bears a small pencilled correction relating to a 1970 reprint. Loosely laid in is a compliments slip from the printers Ebenezer Baylis & Son Ltd, The Trinity Press, Worcester. The present edition was printed by T.H. Brickell & Son, Limited, The Blackmore Press, Gillingham, Dorset: Baylis may have been the printers of the 1970 edition.

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SALKELD (Blanaid). Experiment in error. Poems. The Hand and Flower Press, Aldington, Kent, 1955. Demy 8vo; final blank; white cloth lettered black up flat spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The flaps of the dust-wrapper bear an autobiographical note not included elsewhere in the volume. The author, of Irish ancestry, was born in 1880 in what is now Pakistan. Her first two volumes of verse were printed in 1888 and 1889 in Calcutta; her next book not until 1933 (by Elkin Mathews); a further volume was publised in 1935 (by Dent), and was reprinted, with illustrations by her son Cecil Salkeld, in Dublin in 1937; the present volume appears to be the next. She also wrote, between 1937 and 1957, fourteen (unpublished) verse plays, one at least of which was produced - at the Gate Theatre, Dublin.

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SAMPERI (Frank). The Prefiguration. Poems. A Mushinsha Book: Grossman Publishers, 1971. Narrow roy.8vo; 224pp., unpaginated; title-page printed in brown and black; hal-title, title, fly-title, Contents leaf, blank, fly-title to first section, and blank, precede first leaf of text; scattered blanks passim; fly-title to each section; blank, with tipped on limitation slip of textured cream thin paper, protected by loose tissue guard, at end; full black silk, lettered, blocked, and with short rule, gilt, down flat spine; brown head and tail bands; front end-papers coated black, back end-papers white, front free end-papers lettered on recto with title and author white, and with full colour illustration, back free end-paper lettered on verso with title and author in black, and with full colour illustration. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to five hundred numbered copies printed on Diapaque Paper and hand-bound by Okamoto Seihon Company Limited. Designed and printed in Japan. The first volume of a planned trilogy.

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SAMPERI (Frank). Quadrifariam. Poems. A Mushinsha Book: Grossman Publishers, 1973. Narrow roy.8vo; 284pp., unpaginated; title-page printed in dark grey-green and black; hal-title, title, fly-title, Contents leaf, blank, fly-title to first section, and blank, precede first leaf of text; scattered blanks passim; fly-title to each section; blank at end; full black silk, lettered, blocked, and with short rule, gilt, down flat spine; blue head and tail bands; grey-green textured end-papers. Fine in dust-wrapper.

The second volume of a planned trilogy. Uniform with the first volume, but without the limitation. Designed and printed in Japan.

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SANSOM (Clive). An English Year. 1975, Chatto & Windus. Narrow demy 8vo; pp.32; glazed white boards printed on front in black, blue-green, and yellow, down spine and on back cover in black and grey-green. Fine copy.

Issued without a dust-wrapper. The twelfth volume in the series ‘Chatto Poets for the Young', published under the general editorship of Leonard Clark.

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SASSOON (Siegfried). Selected poems. William Heinemann Ltd, 1925. Purple buckram lettered gilt on spine and front cover; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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SAYERS (Dorothy L.). Catholic tales and Christian Songs. [Colophon:] September . . . 1918 . . , B.H. Blackwell, Oxford. Imp.16mo in half sheets; pp.64; plain white card covers, white paper self-wrapper printed in black on front panel and spine. Self-wrapper darkened, chipped and restored at fore-edges; end-papers foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's second book. Gilbert, A2.

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SAYERS (Dorothy L.). The just vengeance: The Lichfield Festival Play For 1946. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1946. Orange wrappers, cut flush, lettered black on front wrapper and down spine. Very good copy.

Gilbert, A42

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SCHMIDT (Peter). Programmed Squares II. Futura 24, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, [Stuttgart, Germany,] 1968. Single sheet, royal, folded three times as issued, to 8vo size; printed on one side of paper only. A fine copy.

Concrete poetry.

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SCHMIDT (Wolfgang). 576 kopfig. Futura 17, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, [Stuttgart, Germany,] 1967. Single sheet, royal, folded three times as issued, to 8vo size; printed on one side of paper only. A fine copy.

Concrete poetry.

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SCOTT (Cyril). Baudelaire: The flowers of evil Translated into English verse By Cyril Scott. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1909. Roy.16mo, printed in half-sheets; pp.64; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut; very pale olive green wrappers printed in black, yapped edges; issued without end-papers. Slight fading and marking of wrappers; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as No.66 of ‘The Vigo Cabinet Series'. Later issue of the wrappers, dating apparently from 1915, the advertisements listing the titles of the ‘Second Century' to No.30 - and also including numbered listings of the Savile and the Satchel Series, the latter being given only in a variant and unnumbered form by Nelson. Issued price One Shilling in wrappers; 1s. 6d. in cloth. Nelson, 1909.31

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SCOTT (Frederick George). [Drop head:] A Grave in Flanders. Bagster, London, N.D. [c.1916]. Cream card, sm. Imp.32mo format, printed in red within blind-embossed frame; verso blank. As new.

Signed at the end in type: France, December, 1915. Frederick George Scott, 1st Canadian Division, B.E.F. Coded ‘63'. Apparently rare: the British Library copy only recorded by COPAC.

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SEAMAN (Owen). Made in England. Verses. Constable & Company Ltd, 1916. Two blanks at beginning, two at end, serving as end-papers; green self-wrappers French folded over outer blanks; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Some wear to wrappers at head and tail of spine, and wrappers embrowned at spine and at some edges; otherwise a very nice copy.

War poems.

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SEIDEL (Frederick). Sunrise. Poems by Frederick Seidel. Penguin Books, 1980. Med.8vo format, perfect bound; leaf bearing note relating to the Lamont Poetry Selection follows half-title; acknowledgements leaf and dedication leaf precedeContents leaf; three leaves integral advertisements at end; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black. Staple through top-edge of front wrapper and small ticks against some titles in Contents; otherwise a nice copy.

First edition, simultaneous soft-cover issue (the hard-back being published by The Viking Press). The author's second book, for he won the Lamont Poetry Selection award.

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SEXTON (Anne). The Book Of Folly. Houghton Mifflin Company Boston, 1972. Short double demy 16mo; pp.[vi]+[106]; black cloth, ruled and lettered on front cover, lettered and blocked down spine,all metallic red; red and black head and tail bands; t.e. black; light crimson textured end-papers. Fine copy in slightly used and chipped dust-wrapper.



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SEXTON (Anne). The book of folly. Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1974. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in black and brown; pp.64; glazed white wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in bright green and dark green; issued without end-papers. A fine copy.

First English edition of a book published in America in 1972, the section ‘Three Stories' being here omitted. Issued as a volume in ‘The Phoenix Living Poets' series.

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SEXTON (Anne). The Death Notebooks. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1974. Short demy 8vo; pp.[xii]+[98]; quarter black smooth cloth, blue rough buckram sides, lettered white on front cover and down spine; blue and white head and tail bands; t.e. blue. Printers' copy for the English edition published by Chatto and Windus, marked up throughout in pencil to indicate differences between the two editions, including more than twenty pages of deletions; otherwise a nice copy.

The front end-paper bears the bookplate of the author's English agent.

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SEXTON (Anne). The Death notebooks. 1975, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; pp.56; glazed white wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in buff and black; issued without end-papers. A fine copy.

First English edition of a book published in America in 1974, some twenty pages of the American edition being here omitted. Anne Sexton died in 1974.

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SEXTON (Anne). The Awful Rowing Toward God. Houghton Miflin Company Boston 1975. Short double demy 16mo; quarter black cloth, flat spine, hammered crimson boards, blocked metallic red, lettered gilt, on front cover and down spine; textured grey end-papers. Printers' copy for the English edition published by Chatto and Windus in 1977, marked up throughout in pencil and ink, in places re-ordered, and showing some deletions; otherwise in general nice.

The front end-paper bears the bookplate of the author's English agent.

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SEXTON (Anne). The awful Rowing Toward God. 1977, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; white glazed card wrappers, cut flush, printed in lilac and black; issued without end-papers. Wrappers a little creased at corners; otherwise a fine copy.



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SEYMOUR (William Kean). Chinese Crackers: Alleged translations from the Chinese. Decorations by Eustace Seymour-Howell. Boriswood, May, 1938. Two blanks before half-title, two at end (these serving instead of end-papers); black cloth blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered pale yellow down spine. In general a nice copy.

Signed by the author on the half-title page, and with an additional poem in the author's holograph, initialled and dated 21.6.38, on the facing blank. This twelve line poem, which is headed ‘Impromptu for Trow', begins: ‘In the Garden of the Grey House/There is no pool fragrant with trembling lotuses;'. It is apparently unpublished. This volume includes some delightfully witty poems.

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SEYMOUR (William Kean). The first childermas: A play in five scenes. The Signet Press, Greenock 1959. Super roy.8vo in half-sheets; two blanks before half-title; colophon leaf followed by blank at end; printed throughout in red and black; pp.[vi]+[37]+[i (blank)]+[i]+[iii]; cream large thin card wrappers, printed on front wrapper and spine in red; issued without end-papers. Very slight marking of wrappers; otherwise a fine copy.

Out of a total edition limited to 350 numbered copies this is one of 300 unsigned.

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SEYMOUR-SMITH (Martin), HARDS (Terence), and TAYLOR (Rex). Poems. Longmans (Dorchester) Ltd. The Friary Press. Dorchester, Dorset, 1952. Grey-brown self-wrappers over very thin boards, the front wrapper printed in rust. Near fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 550 copies. 114 copies were subscribed for, the list of subscribers including A.C. Brownjohn, Esq., Robert Creeley, Esq., Robert Graves, Esq., Miss Elizabeth Jennings, G.L. Keynes, Esq., Walter de la Mare, Esq., James Reeves, Esq., and Sir Edward Marsh.

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SHAND (William). The sad essence. Foreword by Alberto Girri. Buenos Aires, no publisher, 1961. Lge.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; imprint leaf at end; pp.[64]; white self-wrappers printed in lime green on sides and spine, lettered dull olive green on front panel; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Back wrapper a trifle marked and darkened; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Presentation copy with the author's signed holograph inscription to G.S. Fraser on the half-title page.

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SHANKS (Edward). The Queen of China And Other poems. Martin Secker, 1919. Rich brown laid paper covered boards, cream paper spine label printed in brown; fore-edges uncut, lower edges rough-trimmed. Virtually fine copy.

The volume for which Shanks was awarded the Hawthornden Prize.

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SHANKS (Edward). Collected poems 1909-1925 Arranged in Six Books. W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1926. Sq.f'cap 8vo; portrait frontispiece; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; bluish violet coarse buckram, paper spine label; fore- and lower- edges uncut. A nice, unopened, copy.



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[SHANKS (Edward).]. Tuesday at Ten (To G.B., F.D. and C.S., from E.S.). No place, no publisher, Tuesday, November 2nd, 1945. Wire stitched, 8pp., 12mo format; title-page printed in scarlet and black, and with blind-stamped border; limitation notice on verso of title leaf; final leaf blank except for printer's imprint, ‘St. C.P. Ltd.', on verso; issued without wrappers; uncut fore-edges. Extremely fine copy. Very rare.

Privately printed. One of an edition limited to only twenty-five numbered copies.

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SHAW (Bernard). Three Plays for Puri-Tans: The Devil's Dis-Ciple, Caesar and Cleo-Patra, & Captain Brass-Bound's Conversion. Grant Richards, 9 Henrietta St. Covent Garden, W.C. 1901. Lge.f'cap 8vo; three photogravure plates, printed in sepia; pp.[xl]+308; vertically ribbed pale lime green cloth, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g, fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine slightly faded, and cloth on front cover slightly bubbled; otherwise a fine copy.

Laurence, A46a. One of 2,000 copies. There is no list of plates, but they are tipped in to face pp.[3], [91], and [140].

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SHAW (Bernard). Man and Superman. A Comedy and a Philoso-Phy. Westminster: Archibald Constable & Co., Ltd., 1903. Lge.f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end followed by 16pp. inserted publisher's catalogue dated 1903; vertically ribbed light green cloth; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Cloth of spine a trifle faded; front end-papers and blank very lightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Laurence, A51a. One of 2,500 copies. The second edition was revised.

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SHAW (Bernard). John Bull's Other Island And Major Barbara: also How He Lied to Her Hus- Band. Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd., 1907. Tall f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[2]+[li]+293+[i (blank)]+[ii]; vertically ribbed light green cloth lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Inscription dated November 8th 1907 on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy.

Laurence, A83b: technically published on the same day as the American edition, though issued to the general public two days later. The English edition, however, contains additions not present in the American edition.

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SHAW (Bernard). Press Cuttings: a Topical Sketch compiled from the Editorial and correspond- Ence columns of the Daily Papers by Bernard Shaw, as per- Formed by the Civic and Dramatic Guild at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on the 9th July 1909. Archibald Constable and Co., London, 1909. F'cap 8vo; pp.[iv]+39+[i (printer's imprint)]; blue-flecked pink paper wrappers, cut flush, printed in black on front wrapper; issued without end-papers. Pea-sized fragment chipped from edge of back wrapper; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

The relatively scarce first issue, in pink wrappers and with ‘Price One Shilling.' printed in one line on lower corner of front wrapper. In the second issue the word ‘Net' is added from a hand-stamp; subsequent issues are in grey wrappers.

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SHAW (Bernard). Press Cuttings: a Topical Sketch compiled from the Editorial and correspond- Ence columns of the Daily Papers by Bernard Shaw, as per- Formed by the Civic and Dramatic Guild at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on the 9th July 1909. Constable and Company Ltd., London, 1909. F'cap 8vo; pp.[iv]+39+[i (printer's imprint)]; finely mottled iron grey thick paper wrappers, cut flush, printed in black on front wrapper; issued without end-papers. Pea-sized fragment chipped from edge of back wrapper; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

The fourth issue, with ‘Price One Shilling Net.' printed in one line on lower corner of front wrapper, and with the later version of the publisher's imprint on the title-page. The first issue consisted of 500 copies in blue-flecked pink paper wrappers, the publisher's imprint on the title-page reading ‘Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd.', 400 sold at two private performances with ‘Price One Shilling' on the wrappers, and 100 published by Constable with ‘NET' in purple ink added after the price. The second issue, of 2,000 copies had ‘Net' handstamped from type below the price, but was otherwise as the first. The third issue, of 1,500 copies, had ‘Price One Shilling Net' printed on the wrappers, but was otherwise as the first. The fourth issue (or possibly the second printing, though the preliminary gathering only may have been reprinted), of 2,000 copies has the wrappers and title-page as here, whilst a fifth issue (or second issue of the second edition) is as the fourth but has 4pp. publishers' advertisements at the end. Laurence, A97a, note.

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SHAW (Bernard). The Doctor's Dilemma, Getting Married, & The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet. Constable and Company Ltd., 1911. Tall f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; 4pp. inserted advertisements at end; vertically ribbed light olive green cloth; t.e.g., others uncut. A nice copy.

Laurence, A108a. 7,500 copies were printed.

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SHAW (Bernard). Heartbreak House, Great Catherine, and Playlets of the War. Constable and Company Ltd., 1919. Tall f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; light yellow green smooth cloth; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Fine in dust-wrapper.

Laurence, A149b: issued one week after the American edition. 7,500 copies were printed.

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SHAW (Bernard). Back to Methuselah. A Metabiological Pentateuch. Constable and Company Ltd., 1921. Tall f'cap 8vo; pale yellow green smooth cloth; fore- and lower- edges uncut. A fine copy.



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SHAW (Bernard). Saint Joan: a Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and An Epilogue. Constable and Company Ltd., 1924. Tall f'cap 8vo; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.lxiv+114+[ii]; light yellow green smooth cloth; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Slight dulling of spine, but a near fine copy.

Laurence, A170a.

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SHAW (Bernard). Saint Joan: a Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and An Epilogue. Constable and Company Ltd., 1924. Tall f'cap 8vo; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; light yellow green smooth cloth; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Slight marking of front cover; a few fox-spots on edges; otherwise a fine copy.

Signed by Shaw in pencil on the half-title page, and with a brief T.L.S. to a Mrs. Fairless Stuart, dated 11 October, 1924, from Sybil Thorndike, who played Saint Joan in the first London production, which opened on the 26th March in that year, loosely laid in. (Two pin-holes in the front free end-paper, and two in the lower corner of the letter, suggest that it was formerly affixed.) The front free end-paper bears an inscription in a hand we have not attempted to identify: ‘To Helen Stuart / from / B.M.S. / 1924'. Laurence, A170a.

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SHAW (Bernard). Translations and Tomfooleries. Constable and Company Ltd., 1926. Tall f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; Contents leaf a cancel (as in all but one of the copies seen by Laurence); 2pp. integral advertisements at end; smooth light yellow green cloth; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Fine copy in chipped dust-wrapper.

Laurence A177b. First English trade edition.

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SHAW (Bernard). Too true to be good, Village wooing & on The rocks. Three plays. Constable and Company Limited, 1934. Blank before half-title; final blank; second standard binding. Near fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

With the author's signed inscription dated 19th Oct. 1943 on the half-title page; the front end-paper bears a related inscription, in another hand.

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SHAW (Bernard). The simpleton, the six, And the millionairess. Being three more plays By Bernard Shaw. Constable and Company, 1936. Lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title; reddish brown cloth, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g. Near fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Issued upon first publication as a volume in the Standard Edition of The Works.

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SHAW (Bernard). Geneva, Cymbeline Refinished, & good King Charles. Constable and Company Limited, 1946. Blank before half-title, blank at end; slip of cream paper bearing Publisher's Note loosely laid in before half-title-page, as issued; lightly mottled brown cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in lightly foxed dust-wrapper complete with the publisher's wrap-around flash.

First collective publication. ‘Cymbeline Refinished' is here first published, as are the three Prefaces. A new act is added to ‘Geneva'. The first binding.

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SHAW (Bernard). Buoyant billions, Farfetched fables, & Shakes versus Shav. Constable and Company, Limited, 1950. Extra cr.8vo; final blank; pp.vi+[143]+[iii]; reddish brown cloth, lettered gilt on spine; text-paper end-papers. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper. A difficult late title.

First collective publication of three works written in 1947, 1948, and 1949. Separately issued as a volume in the Standard Edition of the Works. Printed on cream paper.

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SHORTER (Dora Sigerson). New poems. Maunsel & Company Ltd., Dublin, 1912. Sm.f'cap 8vo; inserted leaf of publisher's advertisements at end; quarter natural linen, drab boards, printed black on front board; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight marginal foxing of end-papers and prelims.; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper. Scarce thus.



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SHORTER (Dora Sigerson). Madge Linsey And other poems. Maunsel & Company Ltd., Dublin, 1913. F'cap 8vo; pp.[vi]+42; inserted leaf of publisher's advertisements at end; quarter white linen, salmon pink boards lettered brown on front board. Slight foxing and embrowning of end-papers; otherwise a very nice copy in minutely chipped dust-wrapper a little darkened on spine.



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SHUTTLE (Penelope). Words Broadsheet twenty three. Period. Words Press, N.D. [c.1976]. One half-sheet, demy 8vo, folded in four leaves, uncut, unsewn, printed on pink paper. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 200 numbered copies.

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SILLITOE (Alan). A Falling Out of Love And other poems. W.H. Allen, 1964. Two blanks each at front and back, serving as end-papers; black cloth lettered down in gilt. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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SILLITOE (Alan). Love in the Environs Of Voronezh And other poems. Macmillan, 1968. Blank before half-title, two blanks at end serving as end-papers; blue glazed pictorial boards lettered in black and white. Very nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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SILLITOE (Alan). Shaman And other poems. Turret Books, [5 Kensington Church Walk, London, W8,] 1968. Med.8vo in half sheets; final blank; pp.38+[ii]; light leaf-green cloth lettered gilt down spine; pale green end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

One of 400 unsigned copies of a total edition of 500.

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SILLITOE (Alan). Barbarians And other poems. Turret Books, 1973. Final blank; scarlet cloth lettered gilt down spine; salmon red end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper

One of only 100 copies signed and numbered by the author.

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[SILLITOE (Alan).]. Poems for Shakespeare 7. Selected and Introduced by Alan Sillitoe. Published by the Bear Gardens Museum and Arts Centre, 1979. Lge.post 8vo, gathered in half-sheets; final blank; quarter dark green buckram, light yellow green cloth sides, ruled gilt on sides, lettered gilt on front cover; end-papers printed pictorially dark red with a design by John Piper. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to fifty numbered copies, this copy being signed by Sillitoe. Poems translated by Alan Sillitoe, Ruth Fainlight, Edward Lucie-Smith, Czeslaw Milosz, etc. from a variety of languages. The covers are designed by John Bratby.

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SIMPSON (N.F.). One way pendulum: A Farce in a New Dimension. Faber and Faber, 24 Russell Square, London, 1960. Narrow post 8vo; final blank; dark purple cloth, lettered gilt down spine. Near fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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SIMPSON (N.F.). One way pendulum: A Farce in a New Dimension. Faber and Faber, 24 Russell Square, London, 1960. Narrow post 8vo; final blank; dark purple cloth, lettered gilt down spine. Some ink and pencil scoring and notes (v. below); otherwise a very nice copy.

From the library of theatre critic J.C. Trewin, and bearing on the front end-paper the neat ownership inscription of him and his wife. Several passages in the second act are lightly marked up, either in pencil or ink, with scoring and notes possibly relating to a review.

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SIMPSON (N.F.). The hole And Other Plays And Sketches. Faber and Faber, 1964. Narrow post 8vo; blank before half-title; final blank; green cloth lettered gilt on spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.



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SINCLAIR (Upton). Bill Porter: A Drama of O. Henry in Prison. Published by the Author, Pasadena, California, 1925. Demy 8vo; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; vertically ribbed cerise cloth ruled blind, ruled and lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The front panel of the dust-wrapper bears a lengthy description of the play, presumably also written by the author. In this copy the word ‘Pasadena' on the first page of the advertisements lacks the ‘P'; on the third page of the advertisements the ‘a' ending ‘California' has dropped below the line.

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SISSON (C.H.). Selected Poems. Carcanet New Press, Manchester, 1981. Lge.cr.8vo; blank before half-title, three at end; pp.[110]; white glazed wrappers, printed outside in black and grey. Fine copy.



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SITWELL (Edith). Bucolic Comedies. Duckworth & Co., 1923. Pale blue boards printed in brown and black; errata slip tipped in. Nice copy.



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SITWELL (Edith). Troy park. Duckworth, 3 Henrietta Street, 1925. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.[104]; brownish black buckram, ruled blind on front cover, lettered scarlet on front cover and up spine. Light foxing of first and last few leaves and edges; otherwise a fine copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper faded on spine.



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SITWELL (Edith). Elegy on dead fashion. Illustrated by Thomas Lowinsky. Duckworth, 3 Henrietta Street, 1926. Lge.med.8vo, gathered in half sheets; frontispiece and other illustrations on text-paper; vignette title-page; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; deep yellow buckram, flat spine, ruled and lettered black on front cover; a.e. uncut; text-paper end-papers. Very slight darkening of buckram, but virtually a fine copy, with the flaps of the dust-wrapper loosely laid in.

One of an edition limited to 225 numbered copies, this copy being numbered and signed by the author. Printed upon hand-made paper.

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SITWELL (Edith). Five poems. Duckworth, 3 Henrietta Street, 1928. Lge.post 4to; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[viii]+[24]; dark blue coarse buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; a.e. uncut; text-paper end-papers. Fine, unopened, copy.

One of an edition limited to a total of 275 copies, printed on Van Gelder hand-made paper at the Cambridge University Press, all numbered and signed by the author.

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SITWELL (Edith). Popular song. Drawings by Edward Bawden. Faber and Gwyer Ltd., 1928. One gathering, demy 8vo; limitation leaf and illustrated half-title page precede title-page with decorative border; leaf bearing on recto illustration printed in green, black, and reddish brown, follows title-page; the next two leaves, printed on rectos only, bear the text, within decorative borders, these followed by advertisement leaf bearing colophon on verso, and final blank; deep orange boards, blocked and lettered gilt on front board; fore- and lower- edges uncut; hand-made paper end-papers. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 500 copies printed upon large English hand-made paper, numbered and signed by the author.

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SITWELL (Edith). [Cover title:] Popular Song. Designs by Edward Bawden. [Back cover:] Published by Faber & Gwyer Limited, N.D. [1928]. One half-sheet, sm.cr.8vo, sewn into yellow self-wrappers, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, printed in black, and folded over blank first and last leaves; illustration printed on front cover in black, on p.[3] in black, green, and scarlet; p.[6] printed with advertisement. A fine copy.

Issued as No.15 of The Ariel Poems.

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SITWELL (Edith). Gold Coast customs. Duckworth, 3 Henrietta Street, 1929. Sm.cr.8vo; portrait frontispiece after Tchelitchew; dark charcoal buckram, ruled blind on front cover, lettered scarlet on front cover and up spine. Virtually fine copy in slightly frayed and chipped dust-wrapper.

The dust-wrapper illustration, not otherwise present in the volume, is referred to in the Notes.

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SITWELL (Edith). The collected poems. Gerald Duckworth and Company Ltd, 1930. Portrait frontispiece with heavy tissue guard; errata slip tipped in after title-page; pale yellow coarse buckram lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Nice copy.

Connolly, Modern Movement, 67. One of a total edition of 320 copies for England and America, printed on hand-made paper, numbered, and signed by the author.

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SITWELL (Edith). [Cover title:] Jane Barston 1719-1746. Drawings by R.A. Davies. [Back cover:] Published by Faber & Faber Limited, N.D. [1931]. One half-sheet, sm.cr.8vo, sewn into yellow self-wrappers, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, printed in black, and folded over blank first and last leaves; illustration printed on front cover in black, on p.[3] in black, blue, and yellow-ochre. Slight foxing of front wrapper; otherwise a fine copy.

With the purple rubber stamp of the printers, The Curwen Press, on the front wrapper designating this ‘PROOF COPY ONLY'. The poem was issued as No.15 of The Ariel Poems.

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SITWELL (Edith). Epithalamium. [Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd.], Christmas 1931. 8pp. including half-title and terminal imprint leaf; pink thick-buckram covered boards, lettered in gilt on front cover; textured marbled end-papers; a.e. uncut. A fine copy.

Printed on Arnold unbleached hand-made paper. One hundred copies were issued, numbered and signed by the author. Duckworth's name appears only with the printer's at the end.

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[SITWELL (Edith).]. Prose poems From Les illuminations Of Arthur Rimbaud Put into English by Helen Rootham With an Introductory essay By Edith Sitwell. Faber & Faber Limited, 1932. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[111]; orange cloth, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. grey, fore- and lower- edges uncut. End-papers and facing leaves a little foxed; otherwise a very nice copy in slightly chipped and used dust-wrapper.

Edith Sitwell's essay occupies pp.9-49.

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SITWELL (Edith). The song Of the cold. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1945. Demy 8vo; navy blue buckram lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper reinforced with paper on verso.



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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.

SITWELL (Edith). Poor men's music. Fore Publications Limited, 1950. 12mo; wire-stitched; white self-wrappers printed in black and pink over very thin boards. Extremely fine copy of a very delicate book. Scarce.

Issued as number 1 in the series Key Poets. Fifoot A44. [1982].

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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.

SITWELL (Edith). The Outcasts. Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1962. Demy 8vo, printed in half-sheets; imprint leaf at end; white boards, printed in bright green and dark red; fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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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.

SITWELL (Osbert). The Winstonburg Line. 3 satires. [The Bomb Shop] Hendersons, 66 Charing Cross Road [Sept. 1919]. Half-title; illustrated title-page; final page of publisher's advertisements; orange yellow wrappers printed in black, the front wrapper repeating the title-page design, the lower wrapper bearing the full imprint, date, and price (‘Six Pence'). Wrappers rubbed and a little creased and frayed, but a very good copy. Scarce.

The author's first independent book. The full imprint and the date appear only on the back wrapper.

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