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.

SITWELL (Osbert). England Reclaimed: A Book of Eclogues. Duckworth, 3 Henrietta Street, 1927. Demy 8vo; pp.[100]; complete as issued with leaf of publisher's advertisements loosely laid in; pale sand cloth lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Very slight foxing of end-papers, otherwise an extremely fine unopened copy in faded, frayed, and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 165 copies, numbered and signed by the author.

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SITWELL (Osbert). England Reclaimed: A Book of Eclogues. Duckworth, 3 Henrietta Street, 1927. Demy 8vo; pp.[100]; orange buckram lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Some mottled fading of covers; otherwise a fine copy.

1988

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SITWELL (Osbert). Three-quarter length portrait Of Michael Arlen. With a preface The History of a Portrait By the Author. William Heinemann Limited, N.D. [1931]. 4to; blank before half-title, two at end; large woodcut initial printed in red; quarter turquoise cloth lettered gilt up spine, marbled cloth sides; t.e.g., others uncut. Fine copy in defective dust-wrapper.

One of a total edition of 520 copies for England and America, printed on hand-made paper, numbered and signed by the author, this being one of 250 intended for sale in England.

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SITWELL (Osbert). The collected satires And poems. Duckworth, 1931. Light and dark brown mixed weave linen, paper spine label printed in black; uncut edges. Near fine copy.

One of an edition printed on hand-made paper, limited to 110 copies, 100 only being for sale, the present copy being out of series, and unsigned.

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SITWELL (Osbert). Demos The emperor: A Secular Oratorio. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1949. Two blanks before half-title, final blank; yellow wrappers, the front wrapper printed in rust red. Near fine.

One of 500 numbered copies signed by the author.

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SITWELL (Osbert). On the continent: A book of inquilinics Being The third volume of England Reclaimed By Osbert Sitwell. London, Macmillan & Co Ltd, New York: St Martin's Press, 1957. Demy 8vo; final blank; pp.xiv+[109]+[iii]; brown paper wrappers, cut flush, white label typed in black on front wrapper; made up without end-papers. Nice copy.

Uncorrected Proof Copy, so designated on the label. The publication date is given simply as ‘Spring'. The final volume of the ‘England Reclaimed' trilogy, the first of which appeared in 1929.

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). The hundred and one harlequins. Grant Richards Ltd., 1922. Lge.post 8vo; reversed dark-red buckram surfaced loosely woven white cloth, paper spine label printed in brown. Cloth frayed a little at head and tail of spine, and label darkened; otherwise a nice copy.

Ritchie, A3. An odd, experimental, use of cloth, unsatisfactory in as much as it exposes the delicate warp and weft to wear, whilst preserving the hard-wearing surface underneath!

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). Canons of giant art. Twenty torsos In heroic landscapes. Faber and Faber, 1933. Vignette title-page; final blank; pp.225+[i (printer's device)+[ii]; red cloth blocked and lettered silver on spine; t.e. dark brown, others uncut. Slight wear to cloth of spine; otherwise a near-fine copy, unopened after p.89 (!).

Stephen Spender's copy, presented by him to Rosamund Lehmann when he apparently gave up reading the book in exasperation. With his presentation inscription on the front free end-paper, and a page of unflattering notes relating to the first 50pp. of the text in Spender's holograph, signed with his initials, on the front paste-down. This may have been a trial binding or bound proof: Ritchie, A24, describes the top-edges as silver rather than dark brown. They may here have oxydised, but this seems unlikely since the silver on the spine has not.

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). Collected poems. With a long Introductory Essay By Edith Sitwell. Duckworth, 3 Henrietta Street, W.C.2, 1936. Extra cr.8vo; final blank; pp.593+[iii]; black fine-weave cloth lettered gilt on spine. Barely visible foxing to half-title, otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Second issue, identical with the first except for a small publisher's label on the front flap of the dust-wrapper reducing the price to 8/6 net from 15s. Ritchie A29 records this issue from an advertisement, but had never seen a copy. Edith Sitwell's introduction occupies pp.15 - 50.

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). [Cover title:] A charivari of parrots. [On back cover:] Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd., Brackley, Northants., N.D. [1972]. Demy 8vo, 8pp. wire stitched as one gathering into rose pink wrappers printed outside in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Ritchie, A74. One of 100 copies.

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). [Cover title:] Baraka ("As the Moors call it") And Dionysia. [On back cover:] Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd., Brackley, Northants., N.D. [c.1973]. Demy 8vo, 28pp. wire stitched as one gathering into orange wrappers printed outside in black; final blank; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Ritchie, A88. One of about 90 unsigned copies out of a total edition of 100.

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). [Cover title:] Battles of the centaurs: (a) Centaurs and Lapithae. (b) Fight in the house of Pholus the Centaur. [On back cover:] Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd., Brackley, Northants., N.D. [1973]. Demy 8vo, 16pp. wire stitched as one gathering into pale blue wrappers printed outside in black; issued without end-papers. Wrappers slightly faded at spine; otherwise a fine copy.

Ritchie, A89. First separate publication of the two poems. One of about 90 unsigned copies out of a total edition of 100.

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). [Cover title:] Badinerie. [On back cover:] Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd, Brackley, Northants, N.D. [1974]. Demy 8vo, 8pp. wire stitched as one gathering into pale green wrappers printed outside in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Ritchie, A96. One of about 100 unsigned copies out of a total edition of 110.

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). [Cover title:] Nymphis et fontibus And Nymphaeum. Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd, Brackley, Northants, N.D. [1975]. Demy 8vo, 36pp. wire stitched as one gathering into pale yellow wrappers printed outside in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Ritchie, A104. One of only 30 numbered copies, signed by the author, out of a total edition of 120. [1982].

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). [Cover title:] Credo, or an Affirmation. Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd., Brackley, Northants., N.D. [1976]. Demy 8vo, 24pp. wire stitched as a single gathering into shocking pink wrappers printed outside in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Ritchie, A107. One of only 25 numbered copies, signed by the author, out of a total edition of 125. [1982].

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). [Cover title:] Placebo. Smart & Co (Printers) Ltd., Brackley, Northants., N.D. [1976]. Demy 8vo, 24pp. wire stitched as a single gathering into deep yellow wrappers printed outside in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Ritchie, A108. Number 1 of only 25 numbered copies signed by the author, out of a total edition of 125. [1982].

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). [Cover title:] Serenade to a sister (Full version). Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd., Brackley, Northants., N.D. [1976]. Demy 8vo, 8pp. wire stitched into pale blue wrappers printed outside in black; issued without end-papers. Upper margin of front wrapper slightly faded, otherwise fine.

Ritchie, A109. One of only 25 numbered copies, signed by the author, of a total edition of 175. [1982].

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). [Cover title:] Serenade to a sister (Full version). Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd., Brackley, Northants., N.D. [1976]. Demy 8vo, 8pp. wire stitched into pale blue wrappers printed outside in black; issued without end-papers. Very slight fading of wrappers; otherwise a fine copy.

Ritchie, A109. Of a total edition of 175 copies, this is one of 150 not signed by the author.

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). [Cover title:] A second triptych of Poems: (a) "To Rosamond singing Voi che sapete In George Eliot's Middlemarch". (b) "Black-eyed Susan". (c) "Show Boat". [On back cover:] Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd, Brackley, Northants, N.D. [1976]. Demy 8vo, 12pp. wire stitched as one gathering into yellow wrappers printed outside in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Ritchie, A113. Of a total edition of 125 copies, this is one of about 100 not signed by the author. This copy has two ms. corections in the text in the author's holograph.

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). [Cover title:] Brother and sister: A ballad of the paralelo. [On back cover:] Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd, Brackley, Northants, N.D. [1977]. Demy 8vo, 4pp. wire stitched as one gathering into brownish orange wrappers printed outside in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Ritchie, A115. Of a total edition of 125 copies, this is one of 100 not signed by the author.

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). Tropicalia. [Contents and Note]. [On back wrapper:] Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd, Brackley, Northants, N.D. [1977]. Demy 8vo, 20pp. wire stitched into pale blue wrappers printed in black; half-title not called for; final blank; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Ritchie, A116. Of a total edition of 125 copies, this is one of 100 not signed by the author. Not the same as the 1972 volume of this title.

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). [Cover title:] Diptycha musica. "If music be the food of love, play on" - Twelfth Night. Living Dangerously. [On back cover:] Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd., Brackley, Northants., N.D. [1977]. Demy 8vo, 20pp. wire stitched as one gathering into lemon wrappers printed outside in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Ritchie, A117. Of a total edition of 120 copies, this is one of about 100 not signed by the author.

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). [Cover title:] Dodecameron (A self-portrait in twelve poems with an Apologia in prose). [On back cover:] Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd., Brackley, Northants., N.D. [1977]. Demy 8vo, 24pp. wire stitched as one gathering into pale pink wrappers printed outside in black; portrait frontispiece on imitation art paper, conjugate with final blank; first text page Contents; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Ritchie, A118. Number 2 of an undisclosed number of signed copies (but probably about twenty) out of a total edition of 120. In this copy the author has corrected in ink two litterals in the text. [1982].

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). [Cover title:] Dodecameron (A self-portrait in twelve poems with an Apologia in prose). [On back cover:] Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd., Brackley, Northants., N.D. [1977]. Demy 8vo, 24pp. wire stitched as one gathering into pale pink wrappers printed outside in black; portrait frontispiece on imitation art paper, conjugate with final blank; first text page Contents; issued without end-papers. Slightly bruised at lower corner of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

Ritchie, A118. Of a total edition of 120 copies, this is one of about 100 not signed by the author.

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). [Cover title:] Nine ballads; Four more lilies. [On back cover:] Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd., Brackley, Northants., N.D. [1977]. Demy 8vo, 12pp. wire stitched as one gathering into light grey-green wrappers printed outside in black; first page Contents; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Ritchie, A119. Of a total edition of 120 copies, this is one of about 100 not signed by the author.

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). [Cover title:] "The octogenarian". [On back cover:] Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd., Brackley, Northants., N.D. [1977]. Demy 8vo, 8pp. wire stitched as one gathering into pink wrappers printed outside in black; final blank; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Ritchie, A120. Of a total edition of 120 copies, this is one of about 100 not signed by the author.

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). [Cover title:] Little Italy in London. [On back cover:] Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd., Brackley, Northants., N.D. [1977]. Demy 8vo, 8pp. wire stitched as one gathering into light sand wrappers printed outside in black; final blank; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Ritchie, A121. One of 95 copies out of a total edition of 120. The rest were mostly not issued.

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). [Cover title:] "Looking for the gods Of light". [On back cover:] Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd, Brackley, Northants, [at foot of last leaf of text:] 6.ii.1978. Demy 8vo, 16pp. wire stitched as one gathering into light sea-green wrappers printed outside in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Ritchie, A122. Of a total edition of 120 copies, this is one of about 100 not signed by the author.

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). [Cover title:] The rose-pink chapel. [On back cover:] Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd, Brackley, Northants, N.D. [1978]. Demy 8vo, 12pp. wire stitched as one gathering into rose pink wrappers printed outside in black; final blank; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Ritchie, A123. Of a total edition of 120 copies, this is one of about 100 not signed by the author.

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). Scherzo di capriccio. [On back wrapper:] Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd, Brackley, Northants, N.D. [1978]. Demy 8vo, 12pp. wire stitched into bright yellow wrappers printed in black. Fine copy.

Ritchie, A124. Number 2 of an undisclosed number of copies (probably about twenty) signed by the author, out of a total edition of 120. [1982].

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). Scherzo di capriccio. [On back wrapper:] Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd, Brackley, Northants, N.D. [1978]. Demy 8vo, 12pp. wire stitched into yellow wrappers printed outside in black; half-title not called for; text starts on verso of title-page; issued without end-papers. A fine copy.

Ritchie, A124. Of a total edition of 120 copies, this is one of about 100 not signed by the author.

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). Scherzo di fantasia. [On back cover:] Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd, Brackley, Northants, N.D. [1978]. Demy 8vo, 12pp. wire stitched into pale green wrappers printed outside in black; half-title not called for; issued without end-papers. Near fine copy.

Ritchie, A125. Number 2 of an undisclosed number of copies (probably about twenty) signed by the author, out of a total edition of 120. [1982].

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). Scherzo di fantasia. [On back wrapper:] Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd, Brackley, Northants, N.D. [1978]. Demy 8vo, 12pp. wire stitched into pale green wrappers printed outside in black; half-title not called for; poem on verso of title-page; issued without end-papers. Fine.

Ritchie, A125. Of a total edition of 120 copies, this is one of about 100 not signed by the author.

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). Op. cit: et cetera. [On back cover:] Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd, Brackley, Northants, N.D. [1979]. Demy 8vo, 16pp. wire stitched as one gathering into yellow wrappers printed outside in black; half-title not called for; final blank; issued without end-papers. Fine.

Ritchie, A127. Of a total edition of 120 copies, this is one of about 95 not signed by the author.

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). Catalysts in collusion: A Book of Catalysts. [Contents]. [On back cover:] Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd, Brackley, Northants, N.D. [c.1980]. Demy 8vo, 20pp. wire stitched as one gathering into pink wrappers printed outside in black; half-title not called for; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Ritchie, A128. Of a total edition of 120 copies, this is one of about 100 not signed by the author.

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). Nocturnae silvani potenti Leading into an Age of Amber. [On back cover:] Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd, Brackley, Northants, N.D. [1980]. Demy 8vo, 8pp. wire stitched as one gathering into yellow wrappers printed outside in black; half-title not called for; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Ritchie, A130. Of a total edition of 120 copies, this is one of about 100 not signed by the author.

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SITWELL (Sacheverell). Allotment or assignment. [On back cover:] Smart & Co. (Printers) Ltd., Brackley, Northants., N.D. [1980]. Demy 8vo, 12pp. wire stitched as one gathering into pale green wrappers printed outside in black; half-title not called for; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Ritchie, A131. Of a total edition of 120 copies, this is one of about 100 not signed by the author.

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SKEAT (Walter). Milton's Lament for Damon And his other Latin poems Rendered into English By Walter Skeat Sometime Scholar of Christ's College. With preface and introductions By E.H. Visiak Author of ‘Milton's Agonistes'. Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford, 1935. Demy 8vo in half-sheets; final blank; black buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fine copy in used dust-wrapper.

Loosely laid in is a lengthy ALS from Skeat to Visiak's nephew (c.550 words) commenting on Visiak's poetry, Milton, etc.

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SKELTON (Robin). The Dark Window. Poems. Oxford University Press, 1962. Demy 8vo; reddish brown cloth lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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SMART (Elizabeth). A bonus. Polytantric Press, 21 Formosa Street, London W9, 1977. Imp.16mo format, perfect bound; pp.56; pale grey card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

The first volume for thirty years by the author of ‘By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept'.

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SMITH (Adam). Poems. Published by Adam Smith, 1 Smith Sq., London S.W.1, 1977. 36pp., A5, unpaginated, wire-stitched into flesh coloured wrappers printed on front in black; half-title not called for; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.

Presentation copy to D.J. Enright with the author's signed holograph inscription on the title-page, and lengthy ALS loosely laid in. Photocopies of two later poems in typescript also included. "One can write no poetry on an Alpine ski-ing vacation" one of the poems begins. But he tried to, anyway. And printed the result!

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SMITH (Dave). In The house Of The judge. Harper & Row, publishers, New York, Cambridge, Philadelphia, San Francisco, London, Mexico City, São Paulo, Sydney, 1983. Lge.med.8vo format, perfect bound; advertisement leaf follows half-title; two blanks at end; pp.92+[iv]; mottled brown cloth lettered gilt down flat spine; yellow and red head and tail bands. Front paste-down wrinkled due to production fault; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The author's two preceding volumes of verse, ‘Goshawk Antelope' and ‘Dream Flights' were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. The back panel of the dust-wrapper includes advance comments by Robert Penn Warren, Anthony Hecht, Richard Eberhart, and Norman Dubie.

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SMITH (Dodie). Bonnet over the Windmill: A Play in Three Acts. William Heinemann Ltd, 1937. Carmine buckram ruled blind on front cover, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered and blocked gilt on spine. Near-fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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SMITH (Iain Crichton). Ben dorain. Translated from the Gaelic of Duncan Ban MacIntyre By Iain Crichton Smith. Preston, Akros Publications, March 1969. Lge.post 8vo, 28pp., sewn as a single gathering into large, textured, rich-pink self-wrappers, printed on front wrapper in pale blue green; half-title or end-papers not called for; fore-edges uncut. Very slight fading of wrappers towards spine; otherwise a fine copy.

One of a total edition limited to 55 numbered copies ‘Signed by the author' (i.e., Smith).

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SMITH (Logan Pearsall). Songs And sonnets. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1909. Roy.16mo, printed in half-sheets; sea-green wrappers, yapped edges, printed in black on sides, the inside wrappers bearing series advertisements; fore- and lower- edges uncut; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.

Issued as No.64 of ‘The Vigo Cabinet Series'.

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SMITH (Patti). Ha! Ha! Houdini! [Colophon:] Printed and published in 1978 by FKN Ace Productions. Lge.post 8vo, one gathering, wire-stitched into carmine wrappers, cut flush, printed on front in blue; frontispiece and other illustrations on text-paper; printed throughout in blue. Fine copy.



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SMITH (Sydney Goodsir). The Deevil's Waltz. Illustrations by Denis Peploe. William Maclellan, [Glasgow], 1946. Frontispiece and three plates in black and white; front panel of dust-wrapper designed in black, white, and green bound in as an extra plate at the end, as issued; black buckram lettered gilt up spine; cream end-papers. Near fine copy in worn dust-wrapper designed by Peploe.

The author's scarce third book, issued as No.7 in the Poetry Scotland Series. This is the only book we can remember seeing in which the complete front panel of the dust-wrapper has been included in the volume as a plate, rather than just the design on which it was based. [1982].

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SMITH (Sydney Goodsir). Figs and thistles. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, 1959. 4pp. ‘Word Leet' printed on fawn paper loosely laid in, as issued; quarter blue calf ruled green on sides, lettered green on spine, pale blue cloth sides. Fine copy in chipped and frayed tissue dust-wrapper.

One of "ae hunder copies . . . numberit and inscryvit by the hummil and lug-beguilfou Auktor."

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SPENDER (Stephen). Vienna. Faber and Faber, 1934. Demy 8vo; two blanks before half-title, final blank; red cloth lettered gilt down spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Virtually fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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SPENDER (Stephen). Vienna. Faber and Faber, 1934. Demy 8vo; two blanks before title, half-title follows title; final blank; red cloth lettered gilt down spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Virtually fine copy in chipped dust-wrapper.

Loosely laid in are four letters from Stephen Spender's grandmother (and guardian), c.1200 words in total, to two correspondents, mentioning Stephen's poetry, and dealing at some length with family affairs. The curious arrangement of the prelims. in this copy is due to the first half sheet having been mis-folded.

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SPENDER (Stephen). The still centre. Faber & Faber Ltd, May 1939. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title, two at end; pink fine-weave cloth, flat spine, lettered gilt down spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight light foxing of end-papers; otherwise a fine unopened copy in nicked dust-wrapper.



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SPENDER (Stephen). Ruins and visions. Poems. Faber & Faber Limited, 1942. Blank before half-title; grey-green cloth lettered gilt down spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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SPENDER (Stephen). The generous days. Faber & Faber, 1971. Blank before half-title; yellow boards lettered blue-green down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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SQUIRE (J.C.). Twelve Poems. Decorations by A. Spare, cut on Wood by W. Quick. [Published for "Form" By] The Morland Press Ltd, 190 Ebury St. S W, 1916. Errata slip on buff paper tipped in before wood-engraved half-title; title-page with woodcut border; historiated wood-engraved initial letters throughout; colophon leaf at end; quarter linen, buff boards, front board lettered in black; buff end-papers; a.e. uncut. Boards a little marked and dusty, especially at edges; back end-paper mottled; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed throughout on unbleached hand-made paper at The Morland Press. A most attractive book. The historiated letter S on p.4 has been cut reversed. It presumably appears thus in all copies.

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SQUIRE (J.C.). The birds And other poems. Martin Secker, 1919. Imprint leaf at end; pale olive green wrappers printed in black; fore- and lower- edges uncut; issued without end-papers. Name written on verso of front wrapper, and wrappers a little creased and frayed; otherwise a nice copy.



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SQUIRE (J.C.). A new song Of The Bishop of London And the city churches. Decorated by Christopher Draper. Printed by Manning Pike, 411a Harrow Road, London W.9, 1924. Demy 4to format, 12pp., unpaginated, sewn as a single gathering; nine illustrations on text-paper; quarter black linen, red boards, cut flush, printed on front cover in black with a design by Draper. Three small damp splashes on back board; small rust-spot (probably from a pin caught between the leaves) at extreme inner margin of one opening; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Signed by the author on the verso of the front end-paper.

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[SQUIRE (J.C.).]. Berkeley Square: A Play in Three Acts By John L. Balderston (in collaboration with J.C. Squire) The plot suggested by Henry James's posthumous fragment "The Sense of the Past". Longmans, Green and Co., 1929. Imp.16mo, printed in half-sheets; final blank; light red cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. red, fore-edges rough-trimmed. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

A scarce title.

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SQUIRE (J.C.). Weepings and Wailings. Drawings by Ian Fenwick. London, Cobden-Sanderson, One Montague Street, October 1935. Demy 8vo; vignette title-page, and numerous illustrations on text paper; final blank; pp.90+[ii]; rough yellow cloth lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy.

Excellent comic verse. Beautifully printed at the Shenval Press.

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SQUIRE (J.C.). The symbol. No place, no publisher, October, 1940. Single demy 8vo leaf, imitation art paper, printed in black on one side only with half-tone illustration, from a photograph, and verse. Virtually fine.

Signed by the author at foot. War poem. Fifty-five copies only are said to have been printed.

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[SQUIRE (J.C.).]. The School For Scandal And St. Patrick's day By Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Edited by Sir John Squire. Illustrated by Mazure. Century Press Ltd., 1948. Demy 8vo; frontispiece to each play printed in yellow and brown; title-page printed in cerise and brown; text and numerous other illustrations on text paper printed in brown; three blanks at end, last two serving as end-papers; pale blue green cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover. Fine copy in dust-wrapper. A scarce title.

Includes an introduction by the editor. [1982].

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STACPOOLE (H. de Vere). Sappho: A New Rendering. Hutchinson and Co., N.D. [1920]. Quarter blue linen grain cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine, blue board sides. Fine copy in slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.



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STALLWORTHY (Jon). Hand in hand. Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1974. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in black and reddish brown; pp.48; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black and cerise; issued without end-papers; 4pp. advertisement for The Poetry Book Society printed in red and black on grey paper, and 4pp. printed in blue and black on buff paper loosely laid in, as issued. Fine copy.

A volume in the series ‘Phoenix Living Poets'.

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STALLWORTHY (Jon). Hand in hand. Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1974. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in black and reddish brown; pp.48; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black and cerise; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

A volume in the series ‘Phoenix Living Poets'.

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STALLWORTHY (Jon). The Anzac Sonata: New and Selected Poems. Chatto & Windus, 1986. Lge.cr.8vo format, perfect bound; pp.[144 (last page blank)]; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in brown, blue, and black on front wrapper, in blue and black on back wrapper and down spine; issued without end-papers.



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STANFORD (Derek). The Traveller Hears The Strange Machine. Selected Poems 1946-1979. Sidgwick & Jackson, 1980. Demy 8vo, perfect bound; half-title not called for; pp.iv+60; glazed white wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in purple and silver-grey; issued without end-papers. Small corner of front wrapper creased; otherwise a fine copy.

Review copy, with the publisher's review slip, giving the scheduled date of publication as March 20, loosely laid in. From the library of poet John Heath-Stubbs, with his armorial bookplate tipped onto the inside front cover.

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STEPHENS (James). The hill of Vision. Maunsel & Co., Ltd., No Place, February 1912. F'cap 8vo; cancel title-page; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; quarter light sand buckram, lettered gilt on spine, dark green board sides; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine darkened, and slight wear to one corner; but a nice copy, nonetheless.

First edition, British issue: American sheets, with The Macmillan Company imprint on the verso of the half-title, and the American advertisements, but with a cancel title-page (printed in America), and supplied with a Maunsel casing. Tipped on to the first leaf of advertisements in this copy, with clear tape, is a sm.8vo sheet bearing in Stephens holograph the fair copy of a three stanza poem entitled ‘Paternoster', signed by the poet at the foot, and dated 1938. (V. Collected Poems, 1954, p.300).

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STEPHENS (James). Green branches. Maunsel & Company, Ltd., Dublin, 1916. 20pp., f'cap 4to, sewn as a single gathering into large light drab wrappers, printed on front wrapper in very dark green; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Large wrappers a little chipped and frayed; otherwise nice.

One of an edition limited to 500 numbered copies. Printed on hand-made paper.

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STEVENS (Wallace). Transport To summer. 1947, Alfred A. Knopf, New York. Advertisement leaf before half-title; quarter black cloth, pale green boards, paper spine label; publisher's device blocked blind on back cover; t.e. yellow. Very slight wear to head and tail of spine; label slightly dusty; some fading of boards; extreme inner margin of front end-paper and advertisement leaf slightly stained, this apparently resulting from a fault in the make-up of the glue used by the binder; otherwise fine.

One of 1750 copies.

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STEVENSON (Quentin). The Succession. Poems. Oxford University Press, 1957. Imprint leaf followed by blank at end; pale grey boards, blocked and lettered black up spine. Very nice copy in dust-wrapper.

Publisher's presentation copy, with their Compliments slip loosely laid in. From the library of poet John Heath-Stubbs, and bearing his armorial bookplate on the front paste-down.

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STEVENSON (Robert Loius) and STEVENSON (Fanny van de Grift). The hanging judge: A drama in three acts and six tableaux. With an introduction by Edmund Gosse, C.B. Printed for Private Circulation, 1914. Pp.[104]; heavy parchment-coloured paper-covered boards, printed black on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut; white end-papers. Extremely fine, unopened, copy of a delicate book.

One of a total edition of only thirty copies printed for Thomas J. Wise. Gosse, in his Introduction, explains that the text of this play, written in 1887, was made available to him by Mrs. Stevenson in 1907, with a view to his including it in the Pentland Edition of the Works, but that he had decided not to. It is here first published. McKay, 444.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). New Poems And variant readings. Chatto & Windus, 1918. Advertisement leaf and blank precede half-title; imprint leaf at end; blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine within gilt ruled boxes; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Spine slightly faded; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

With the bookmark advertisement for ‘Wright's Coal Tar Soap' loosely laid in, as issued. The sides in this copy are very much too wide for the text, suggesting that the volume was intended to be issued with the fore-edges uncut. McKay, 706. One of 3,000 copies.

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STEWART (Desmond). The Besieged City. The Fortune Press, N.D. [1946]. Blank before title-page; blank at end; pp.[ii]+[76]+[ii]; dark blue inverse bubble-grain cloth, lettered and with short rule gilt up flat spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fine copy.



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STOPPARD (Tom). An ambiance [sic] /almost free playscript: Dirty linen and new-found-land. This volume copyright Inter-Action Trust Ltd. 1976. Inter-Action Inprint [sic], 14 Talacre Road. 96pp., f'cap 4to, wire-stitched as a single gathering into white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in red and blue; half-title not called for; limitation leaf at end; pp.[iv]+90+[ii]; issued without end-papers. Very nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 1,000 numbered copies.

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STOPPARD (Tom). Dirty linen And New-found-land. Faber & Faber, 3 Queen Square London, 1976. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; authors not leaf followed by two blanks at end; pp.73+[i (blank)]+[i]+[v]; glazed white wrappers, cut flush, printed in black. Front wrapper and corner of front blank creased; otherwise a fine copy.

First trade edition. The author's note leaf recording the fact that Dirty Linen was written to celebrate Ed. Berman's British naturalisation is not included in the limited edition published by Berman's Inter-Action Trust.

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STOREY (David). The contractor. Jonathan Cape, 1970. Final blank; black textured boards blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

A play.

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STRONG (L.A.G.). The Lowery road. Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1923. Imp.16mo, in half sheets; vignette half/series title, with wood-engraved frontispiece on verso; decorative title-page; pp.[56]; quarter purple buckram, blocked and lettered gilt up spine, pale sea-green boards, purple label lettered in gilt, on front board; a.e. uncut. Slight general wear to covers; otherwise a nice copy.

Loosely laid in is a T.L.S. from the author, c.230 words, dated January 25th, 1956. Issued as No.1 of the "Adventurers All." New Series.

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SUTHERLAND (Hugh). Fled is that music. A New Play By Hugh Sutherland With a Foreword by Ivor Brown. Thomas of Fleet Street, Ltd., 149, Fleet Street, London, E.C.4, N.D. [1949]. One gathering double demy 16mo, wire-stitched into chalk blue textured thick paper wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in cerise; half-title not called for; blank before title-page; pp.32; issued without end-papers. Light creasing throughout, but a nice copy.

From the library of theatre critic J.C. Trewin, with his signature on the front blank. A play about John Keats in Hampstead. The Author's Introduction is dated 23rd October, 1949.

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SUTRO (Alfred). The Cave of Illusion: A Play in Four Acts. With an introduction by Maurice Maeterlinck. Grant Richards, 1900. Lge.f'cap 8vo; yellow coarse buckram, grey board sides, lettered on spine in blue; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed. Boards worn at corners, slightly so at edges; otherwise nice.



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SUTRO (Alfred). The walls of Jericho: A Play in Four Acts. Copyright, 1906, by Samuel French. London: Samuel French, Ltd., Publishers, 26, Southampton Street, Strand / New York: Samuel French, Publishers, 28, West 38th Street. Sm.cr.8vo; advertisement on verso of title-leaf; set plan diagram on verso of dramatis personæ leaf; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.95+[iii (Property Plot)]+[ii]; bright green thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed on recto and verso of front wrapper in black. Small corner of half-title creased; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as a volume in ‘The Dramatic Works of Alfred Sutro', this being the last volume in the 1s. 6d. and 2s. 6d. (paper and cloth) series listed in the advertisement on the verso of the title-page. This copy exhibits a damaged ‘H' in the New York publisher's name. The play was first produced at The Garrick Theatre on Monday, the 31st of October, 1904.

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SUTTON (John). The literary work Of John Sutton. Edited by Professor Sir Harrison Moore, Professor C.A. Scutt and R.P. Franklin. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1925. Leaf blank except for signature mark ‘A' precedes half-title; portrait frontispiece after a bust by C. Web Gilbert printed in dark sepia on cream toned paper; blank at end; pp.[2]+viii+126; quarter dark blue-green alligator grain cloth, textured fawn boards, paper spine label printed in dark blue; t.e. blue, others uncut. Label slightly chipped; otherwise a nice copy.

Collected works, including a mixture of poems, short stories, essays, and translations. Sutton, who won the "Sanderson" Prize for an essay in 1922, was killed in an accident at the age of nineteen. Issued as University of Melbourne Publication No.8.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). The ride From Milan And other poems. London, Printed for private circulation only By Eyre & Spottiswoode, Ltd., 1918. Double cr.4to; blank before half-title; limitation leaf, followed by blank, at end; pp.[ii]+17+[i (blank)]+[ii]+[ii]; large scarlet thick paper wrappers, lined with white paper, printed on front wrapper in black; a.e. uncut; finely bound in contemporary full natural calf, spine with five raised bands, black labels, elaborately ruled and tooled gilt on spine and inner dentelles, sides ruled and tooled with gilt border, edges ruled gilt; end-papers faced navy blue. Small expert repair to extreme head of spine; insignificant marking of sides and spine; lower corners very slightly bruised; bookplate on each paste-down, and small label bearing shelf-mark on front paste-down; otherwise a fine copy, in an unsigned binding of superb quality. Rare.

Wise, 180, recording that the total edition consisted of only thirty copies, all printed upon hand-made paper. According to the limitation statement, the edition was ‘Printed for Thomas J. Wise' and ‘limited to Thirty Copies'. But Wise, 180, describes the format as ‘f'cap 4to', which the present copy certainly is not. Presumably, therefore, unless Wise was merely exhibiting gross carelessness, this copy represents one of a very small special issue on large paper run off within the thirty copy limitation. Three poems written c.1857-9, and here first published. Includes a Preface by Edmund Gosse, signed in type ‘E.G.'

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). A lay of lilies And other poems. London, Printed for private circulation only, 1918. Double f'cap 8vo; pp.23+[i (limitation page)]; large grey thick paper wrappers, printed on front wrapper in black; a.e. uncut; finely bound in contemporary full natural calf, spine with five raised bands, black labels, elaborately ruled and tooled gilt on spine and inner dentelles, sides ruled and tooled with gilt border, edges ruled gilt; end-papers faced navy blue. Insignificant marking of covers; bookplate on each paste-down, and small label bearing shelf-mark on front paste-down; otherwise a fine copy, in an unsigned binding of superb quality. Rare.

Wise, 182. One of a total edition limited to only 30 copies privately printed for Thomas J. Wise. Four poems written c.1859-60, and here first published. Includes a brief introductory note by Wise.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Lancelot, The death of Rudel And other poems. London, Printed for private circulation, 1918. Double f'cap 8vo; limitation leaf at end; pp.29+[i (blank)]+[ii]; large deep crimson thick paper wrappers, printed on front wrapper in black; a.e. uncut; finely bound in contemporary full natural calf, spine with five raised bands, black labels, elaborately ruled and tooled gilt on spine and inner dentelles, sides ruled and tooled with gilt border, edges ruled gilt; end-papers faced navy blue. Small darkened patch on front board; insignificant darkening of back board and spine; bookplate on each paste-down, and small label bearing shelf-mark on front paste-down; otherwise a fine copy, in an unsigned binding of superb quality. Rare.

Wise, 185. One of a total edition limited to only 30 copies privately printed for Thomas J. Wise. Four poems written c.1857-8, and here first published. Includes a Preface by Edmund Gosse, signed in type ‘E.G.' Gosse's name has been supplied lightly beneath in pencil, in an unknown hand.

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SYMES (Gordon). [Cover title:] Keepsake poem 32. After Rowlandson. A Poem. With a Drawing by Thomas Rowlandson. 1977, The Keepsake Press, [inside back cover:] 26 Sydney Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1UB. F'cap 4to, 4pp., pasted into pale coffee wrappers; illustration printed in dark reddish brown ocupying most of centre spread, the poem being printed in black on outer third of right hand page; in unprinted white envelope, as issued. Fine copy.

Of a total edition of 180 copies, this is one of only twelve numbered copies signed by the poet. The Rowlandson drawing is here first published.

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SYMONS (Arthur). A Book of Twenty Songs. J.M. Dent & Co., 1905. Roy.16mo in half sheets; imprint leaf at end; pp.34+[ii]; light moss-green stiff paper wrappers, printed on front wrapper in black; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Photosensitive wrappers faded on spine and edges; otherwise a fine copy of a delicate and very scarce book.



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SYMONS (Arthur). The fool of the world & Other poems. William Heinemann, 1906. Sm.demy 8vo; blank before half-title; sage green boards, flat spine, cream spine label printed in yellow-green; a.e. uncut. Ownership inscription on front blank; some foxing, as usual with this title; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed and torn dust-wrapper. Scarce in the dust-wrapper.



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SYMONS (Arthur). Knave of hearts. 1894-1908. William Heinemann, 1913. Demy 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; dark green buckram, flat spine, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and lower- edges uncut. A nice copy.



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SYMONS (Arthur). Tragedies. William Heinemann, 1916. Sm.demy.8vo; blank before half-title; sea-green linen effect cloth, flat spine, buff paper spine label printed in black; a.e. uncut. Label rubbed, and chipped at edges, with loss of two letters; erasure from front end-paper, leaving slight thinning; otherwise a nice copy.

Advance copy, bearing the publisher's presentation stamp in blind on the upper margin of the title page.

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SYMONS (Arthur). Tristan and Iseult: A play in four acts. London: William Heinemann, 1917. Sm.demy.8vo, in half sheets; imprint leaf at end; sea-green linen effect cloth, flat spine, buff paper spine label printed in yellow-green; a.e. uncut. The very photosensitive cloth transmuted to bluish green on spine; otherwise a fine copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper. Rare thus.



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SYMONS (Arthur). Jezebel mort And other poems. William Heinemann Ltd, 1931. Lge.post 8vo; pp.[x]+[234]; title-page printed in green and black; green fine weave cloth, cream paper spine label printed in yellow and green; t.e. green; spare label tipped in at end. A near fine copy in chipped dust-wrapper.



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SYMONS (Julian). Confusions About X. The Fortune Press, 12 Buckingham Palace Road, N.D. [1939]. Portrait frontispiece by Wyndham Lewis, on text-paper; pp.47 (including frontispiece)+[1 (printer's imprint)]; black boards blocked with morocco pattern in blue, lettered gilt up flat spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. End-papers foxed with offsetting onto facing pages; insignificant original paper fault affecting one leaf; otherwise a nice, unopened, copy.

The author's scarce first book.

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SYNGE (J.M.). The Shadow of the Glen And Riders to the Sea. London, Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1905. Roy.16mo, gathered in half sheets; pp.63+[i (publisher's imprint)]; light blue green wrappers, printed in black; issued without end-papers; a.e. uncut. An unusually nice copy.

Issued, apparently, as volume No.24 of The Vigo Cabinet Series. In the list of titles on the inside covers, this volume is listed simply as ‘Plays'. The author's first book. Nelson, 1905.6

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SYNGE (J.M.). The well of the saints. With an intro-Duction by W.B. Yeats. Be-Ing volume four of plays For an Irish theatre. A.H. Bullen, 47, Great Russell Street, W.C., 1905. Leaf bearing signature precedes half-title; quarter olive cloth, paper spine label, grey boards; uncut edges. Covers somewhat used, but a fine copy internally.

Yeats's very interesting introduction occupies pp.v-xvii. [1982].

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SYNGE (J.M.). The tinker's wedding. A comedy in two acts. Maunsel and Co., Ltd., Dublin, 1907. Quarter biscuit cloth, reddish brown cloth sides, ruled and lettered brown on spine; a.e. uncut. Enamel of spine imprint rubbed; otherwise a nice copy.



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SYNGE (John M.). Deirdre of the sorrows: a play. Cuala Press, Churchtown, 1910. F'cap 4to; binder's blank and four blanks precede half-title page; four blanks and binder's blank at end; printed throughout in red and black; purple reversed calf lettered gilt up spine; a.e.g.; end-papers marbled pale green. Covers used; internally fine.

One of an edition limited to 250 copies. Includes a brief Preface by W.B. Yeats.

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World War One poetry.


T. (L.E.). [Cover title:] "That He might comfort your Hearts." By the author of "My Recruit." [On back panel:] E.T.W. Dennis & Sons, Ltd., Scarborough, N.D. [c.1918]. Roy.16mo format, cream card folded to form two leaves, printed on front panel in red, black, and gold, internally in red and black, on back panel in black, containing a poem of eight stanzas beginning "Oh tear-dimmed eyes, and hearts with sorrow filled,...", signed at the end in type ‘L.E.T.' Small mark on fore-edge of back panel, otherwise a fine copy.

Issued in The "Dainty" Series. Apparerntly rare. No copy of either this or of the other title mentioned listed on COPAC.

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TADEMA (Laurence Alma). The divine orbit: Seventeen sonnets. No publisher. Wittersham, Kent, 1933. 4to; imprint leaf at end; grey wrappers, front wrapper printed in black. Wrappers worn; otherwise a nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 250 copies printed for private circulation only.

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TAGORE (Rabindranath). The gardener. Translated by the author from The original Bengali. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1913. Portrait frontispiece printed in sepia; cancel leaf at end bearing advertisements; blue cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Virtually fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

A play. Loosely laid in at the front of this copy is a poem by Tagore clipped from a periodical, dated in pencil ‘4/10/13'.

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TALBOT (Arthur B.). Quatrains Of Omar Khayy m From a literal prose translation, by Edward Heron-Allen, of the earliest known manuscript (Bodleian Library: Ouseley MSS., No.140). Done into verse By Arthur E. Talbot. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, W., 1909. Roy.16mo in half sheets; blank page, followed by 6pp. integral advertisements, and 4pp. inserted series advertisements, at end; large reddish pink thick paper wrappers printed in black; fore- and lower- edges uncut; issued without end-papers; printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.62+[ii]. Light embrowning throughout; otherwise a nice copy.

‘Third thousand, Corrected and revised' of a book first published the previous year. The first four pages of the advertisements consists of extracts from an enthusiastic review, reprinted from ‘The Times Literary Supplement'. Nelson, 1908.26 lists the first and second editions, but seems not to have known of this third edition; Potter, 377. Issued as No.91 of ‘The Vigo Cabinet Series'.

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TARN (Nathaniel). Where Babylon Ends. Cape Goliard, 1967. Super roy 8vo, gathered in half sheets; double spread vignette title-page printed in black and blue; two illustrations printed in brown on inserted leaves of transparent plastic; two illustrations on text-paper, printed in olive green, or blue; colophon leaf at end; quarter two-tone orange marbled paper, green cloth grain board sides, lettered silver down spine; fawn end-papers. Virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Tarn's third book. One of 650 ordinary casebound copies. Among the more startling of Cape Goliard's designs!

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TARN (Nathaniel). Where Babylon Ends. Grossman Publishers in Association With Cape Goliard London, New York, 1968. Super roy 8vo, gathered in half sheets; double spread vignette title-page printed in black and blue; two illustrations printed in brown on inserted leaves of transparent plastic; two illustrations on text-paper, printed in olive green, or blue; colophon leaf at end; dark green self-wrappers printed in black and light green, over plain milk-coffee coloured boards, cut flush; fawn end-papers. Fine copy.

The author's third book. First edition, American issue. The English issue, though dated 1967, was published simultaneously with this in March 1968. Of a total edition of 2,700 copies, this is one of 1,400 for America. Among the more startling of Cape Goliard's designs!

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TARN (Nathaniel). The beautiful contradictions. Cape Goliard Press, 1969. Demy 4to; leaf bearing decoration on verso precedes half-title; double-spread illustrated title-page utilising verso of half-title, printed in dark blue and grey; numerous monochrome illustrations on text-paper in a variety of colours; final blank; violet buckram blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt down spine; grey end-papers. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Tarn's fourth book.

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TARN (Nathaniel). Further annotations from Baja California: The land songs. Blue Guitar Books, Plymouth, 1981. Lge.post 8vo, one gathering, wire-stitched into dark-flecked pale brown wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; half-title not called for; fly-title precedes start of text; blank, followed by advertisement leaf, at end; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.



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TAYLOR (Rachel Annand). The Hours of Fiammetta: A sonnet sequence. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1910. Roy.16mo, in half-sheets; green coarse buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed inscription ‘To Barbara' dated ‘September 1910', together with her further signed holograph presentation inscription ‘To Sylvia L. England', dated ‘May 1949', both on the front end-paper. The back end-papers bear the fair copy of a sonnet ‘The Tyranny of Eros' in the author's holograph, signed by her at foot and dated 1949.

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