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.

TENNANT (Stephen). Some Poems For the Friends of Stephen Tennant. Copyright by the Hon. Stephen Tennant, Wilsford Manor, Amesbury, Wiltshire, England - 1962. Made and Printed in Great Britain for Nash Publications, 8 Albert Road, Bournemouth, By Carillon Press Ltd., Bournemouth. One gathering double cr.8vo, wire-stitched into pale cream wrappers, cut flush, printed on the front with a design by the author in purple; half-title not called for; issued without end-papers. Very nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription to Theresa Whistler on the front wrapper, dated ‘Spring 1963', a further holograph inscription on the title-page, and one holograph correction (or revision) in the text.

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TENNYSON (Alfred). The devil and the lady. Edited by Charles Tennyson, His grandson. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1930. 4to; photogravure frontispiece with tissue guard; imprint leaf followed by blank at end; quarter parchment lettered gilt on spine, cream and brown batik boards; uncut edges. Fine unopened copy in marked and frayed dust-wrapper.

One of an edition of 1,500 copies printed on Whatman hand-made paper at the Chaucer Press, Bungay, Suffolk. A full-length play in verse, written when Tennyson was fourteen.

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TENNYSON (Alfred). The devil and the lady. Edited by Charles Tennyson, His grandson. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1930. 4to; photogravure frontispiece with tissue guard; imprint leaf followed by blank at end; quarter parchment lettered gilt on spine, cream and brown batik boards; uncut edges. 1930. Spine a little marked, otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition of 1,500 copies printed on Whatman hand-made paper at the Chaucer Press, Bungay, Suffolk. A full-length play in verse, written when Tennyson was fourteen.

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TESSIMOND (A.S.J.). Voices in A giant city. William Heinemann Ltd, 1947. Final blank; dark blue cloth blocked blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt down spine; tan end-papers. Near-fine copy in frayed and faded dust-wrapper.



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TESSIMOND (A.S.J.). Selection. Putnam, 42 Great Russell Street, London 1958. Demy 8vo in half-sheets; Contents on verso of title-page; pp.[32]; quarter black buckram, blocked and down-lettered gilt on flat spine, light and dark brown marbled sides. very slight dulling of gilt, but a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Loosely laid in is Poetry Book Society Bulletin No.19 with an article by Tessimond about this volume, and a copy of their Check list Of New verse 1957.

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[TEY (Josephine).]. Queen of Scots: A Play in Three Acts By Gordon Daviot. Samuel French, Ltd., 1935. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; three double sided plates and blank leaf of plate-paper at end; grey wrappers, cut flush, printed in black; issued without end-papers. Wrappers slightly darkened towards spine; small light mark on title-page; otherwise a fine copy.

French's Acting Edition, No.686. Later issue, with rubber-stamp on front wrapper increasing the price from 2/6 to 3/-, and rubber-stamp on verso of title-page reducing the amateur performance fee from five guineas to three guineas each performance.

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THICKNESSE (Lily). Poems old And new. Elkin Mathews, 1909. Narrow f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; decorated title-page; pp.99+[i (blank)]; grey boards blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt up spine; a.e. uncut. Boards slightly rubbed; photograph tipped on to first fly-title, which also bears inscription (v. note); otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription to G.W.S. Howson, dated Nov.1909, on front end-paper. The tipped on photograph is of Howson, and the inscription is an ‘in memoriam', dating from 1919.

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THOMAS (Donald). Welcome to The Grand Hotel. Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1975. Sm.demy 8vo; final blank; pp.[x]+68+[ii]; grey-brown boards lettered silver down spine. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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THOMAS (Dylan). Twenty-five poems. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1936. Sm.double f'cap 8vo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; grey boards, lettered blue down spine; t.e. blue. Very slight marking of covers; otherwise a fine, crisp, copy.



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THOMAS (Dylan). The Map of Love. Verse and prose. J.M. Dent and Sons Ltd, 1939. Portrait frontispiece after a painting by Augustus John; diagonally fine ribbed purple cloth lettered gilt on spine and front cover, blocked gilt, lettered blind, on spine; t.e. grey. Spine faded as usual; otherwise a fine copy.

Rolph 4, the first issue. From the library of the Scottish poet Edwin Morgan, with his signature on the front end-paper.

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THOMAS (Dylan). Deaths and entrances. Poems. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1946. Med.16mo in half sheets; final blank; orange red cloth, lettered gilt down flat spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fine copy in dust-wrapper torn a little at folds of flaps.

Rolph, B10

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THOMAS (Dylan). Under Milk Wood. A Play for Voices. Preface and musical settings by Daniel Jones. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1954. Brown cloth lettered gilt on spine. Neat ownership stamp in blind on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in very slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.



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THOMKINS (Andre). Palindrome "Mit niemand name intim" ('Le club des incomparables'). Futura 25, 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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THOMPSON (Edward). Atonement: A play of modern India In four acts. Ernest Benn Limited, 8 Bouverie Street, E.C.4, 1924. Sq.cr.8vo; 2pp. advertisements at end, the first on verso of last leaf of text, the second with verso blank; orange self-wrappers, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, printed black on front cover and up spine, folded over outer leaves of end-papers, these not being pasted down. Spine slightly faded; some very light marginal embrowning; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as Vol.18 in the series ‘Contemporary British Dramatists.

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THOMPSON (Edward). 100 Poems. 1944, Oxford University Press. Bluish green cloth, lettered dark blue up spine; t.e. dark blue. Fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The author's own choice from forty years of work. Twelve pieces are here first collected.

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THORNTON (Gregory). Sonnets Of Shakespeare's Ghost. The Words procured by Gregory Thornton, The Ornaments made by Willem Blaeu. Never before Imprinted. At Sydney [Australia], By Angus & Robertson, and are to be solde By all booksellers, 1920. Pott 4to, gathered in sixes, printed on one side of the paper only; blank before title-page; imprint leaf followed by blank at end; half-title not called for; pp.36; quarter white linen, grey board sides, printed black on front board. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

From the library of novelist Sir Hall Caine, and bearing the publisher's inscription to him on the front end-paper. Colourable imitations. The volume is designed to resemble an Elizabethan quarto, in size, type ornaments, the use of black letter, etc.

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TILLER (Terence). Unarm, Eros. The New Hogarth Library, Vol.XVI. The Hogarth Press, 1947. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.[56 (last page blank)]; cream fine linen effect buckram, blocked and lettered pink down spine. Fine copy in slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

The publisher's ‘Office Production Copy', bearing their label to this effect on the spine of the dust-wrapper.

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TILLER (Terence). Reading A medal And Other Poems. 1957, The Hogarth Press. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; two blanks at end serving as end-papers; woodcut vignette on title; pp.[56]; pale green boards printed in black on front cover and down flat spine. Fine copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper.

The publisher's ‘Production Office Copy', bearing their label to this effect on the spine of the dust-wrapper.

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TILLER (Terence). Reading A medal And Other Poems. 1957, The Hogarth Press. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; two blanks at end serving as end-papers; woodcut vignette on title; pp.[56]; pale green boards printed in black on front cover and down flat spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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TILLER (Terence). That singing mesh And Other Poems. Chatto and Windus/The Hogarth Press, 1979. Demy 8vo; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in yellow and black; issued without end-papers; 4pp. advertisement for The Poetry Book Society printed in red and black on smaller blue paper loosely laid in, as issued. Fine copy.

Issued as a volume of ‘The Phoenix Living Poets'.

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TOCZEK (Nick). Rock'n'Roll Terrorism. Aquila, The Phaeton Press, [on verso of title-page:] An Imprint of J.C.R. Green (Publishers) Ltd., P.O. Box 1, Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland, 1981. Pott 4to format, 20pp. orange paper wire-stitched as a single gathering into white glazed wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in deep yellow, crimson, and black; half-title not called for; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

One of an undisclosed number of copies (presumably not more than twenty-six!) signed and lettered by the author.

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TODD (A.B.). The poetical works Of A.B. Todd With Autobiography And Portrait. Oliphant, Anderson, & Ferrier, Edinburgh and London, 1906. Lge.post 8vo; photogravure portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.306+[vi]; vertically fine ribbed finely mottled deep red cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Cloth of spine slightly faded, and worn at tail of back joint; a little light marking and dusting in text; otherwise a nice copy.

The author, whose father was a friend of Robert Burns, was born in Ayrshire in 1822 and died in 1915. He published his first volume of verse in 1846. The present volume includes poems both from that and from later volumes, as well as some that are here either first published or first collected. The Autobiography, occupying pp.[13]-169, is also also new. The author was a cowherd who became a jounalist, working for the Kilmarnock Journal, and The Ayr Advertiser, - before eventually becoming editor of The Cumnock Express. Besides being rich in local and period colour, the autobiography is valuable in giving information about other Scottish literary figures of his time. Reilly, p.474, lists his 1880 volume of poems, The Circling Year.

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TODD (Ruthven). Until now: Poems. The Fortune Press, 12 Buckingham Palace Road, N.D. [1942]. Pp.52; orange buckram lettered gilt up flat spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut; pale grey end-papers. Fine, unopened, copy. Scarce.

Printed on hand-made paper. The author's second book.

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[TOLLEMACHE (Grace E.).]. Songs of Lucilla. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1901. Conjugate blank precedes half-title; drab boards, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Slight wear to corners and extremities of spine, but a nice copy.

A substantial collection of very well written verse.

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TONKS (Rosemary). Iliad of broken Sentences. The Bodley Head, 1967. Demy 8vo; final blank; pp.30+[ii]; yellow boards lettered in scarlet on sides and down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The author's second volume of verse and third book.

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TORRANCE (Chris). The rainbringer & other poems. Second edition, 1978. Pig Press, [on verso of title:] 24 Coquet Terrace, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne. Demy 4to format, 24pp., wire-stitched as a single gathering into pale grey wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; half-title not called for; final blank; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Second and revised edition. One of 200 copies thus.

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TORRANCE (Chris). Heat sonnets. Pig Press, 1979, [on verso of title:] 24 Coquet Terrace, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne. Demy 4to format, 8pp., wire-stitched as a single gathering into crimson wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; half-title not called for; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

One of 200 copies.

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TOYNBEE (Philip). A Learned City: The Sixth Day of the Valediction of Pantaloon. 1966, Chatto & Windus. Three blanks at end; pp.106+[vi]; dull blue cloth-textured boards blocked and down-lettered gilt on spine. Fine in slightly stained dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front end-paper, and with a t.l.s. from the author, 12 lines 8vo, loosely laid in.

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TREECE (Henry). The black Seasons. Faber & Faber, 1945. Black fine weave cloth lettered gilt down spine; lower edges rough-trimmed. Fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper

The author's second book.

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TRENCH (Herbert). Deirdre wed and other poems. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street, Strand, London, 1901. Blank before half-title, blank at end; wood-cut vignette on title-page; pp.[2]+vi+105+[i (printer's imprint)]+[2]; mottled light sea-green fine rough buckram, blocked gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed. Slight foxing of edges, and of end-papers with offsetting onto facing leaves; otherwise a very nice copy.



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TREVELYAN (R.C.). The foolishness Of Soloman. George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1915. Quarter Holland, grey boards, lettered black down spine and on front board; uncut edges. Brilliantly fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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TREVELYAN (R.C.). The Ajax of Sophocles Translated by R.C. Trevelyan. George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1919. Blank before half-title; quarter Holland lettered black down spine, blue boards; fore- and lower- edges uncut; publisher's order form loosely laid in, as issued. Fine copy in slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.



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TREVELYAN (R.C.). Translations from Lucretius. George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1920. Integral advertisement leaf at end; quarter unbleached linen lettered black down spine, grey green boards. Nice copy.



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TREVELYAN (R.C.). The Antigone Of Sophocles Translated by R.C. Trevelyan. The University Press of Liverpool, Ltd., Hodder and Stoughton, Limited, London, 1924. Final blank; quarter Holland, cream paper spine label printed in black, grey-blue board sides. Some wear to cloth of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

The publisher's File Copy, so marked in ink and by rubber stamp on the front end-paper. A spare label is tipped onto the front end-paper.

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TREVELYAN (R.C.). Cheiron. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1927 [i.e., 1928]. Marbled boards, paper label on front cover; t.e. purple. Spine slightly faded, and minutely chipped at head; very slight wear to corners; internally a fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription to Mona Benson on the front end-paper. Woolmer, 150. 300 copies were printed.

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TREVELYAN (R.C.). [Cover title:] From the Shiffolds. Christmas, 1945. No place, no publisher. Demy 8vo, 12pp., wire stitched as a single gathering into brown and pale brown marbled card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black on front wrapper; fly-title precedes first leaf of text; last page bears printer's imprint; issued without end-papers. Fine copy. Rare.

With the author's contemporary signed holograph presentation inscription on the fly-title. One of a small number of copies printed privately for the author at Dorking as a Christmas greeting.

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TROCCHI (Alexander). Signature Series: Man at Leisure. Calder & Boyars, 1972. Double cr.16mo; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; grey glazed linen grain boards, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Trocchi's first collection of poems. Includes an Introduction by William Burroughs.

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TURNER (James). The interior diagram And other poems. Cassell, 1960. F'cap 8vo; pp.72; dove grey boards, blocked and lettered gilt up spine. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy to John and Gwyneth Redwood-Anderson with the author's signed holograph inscription, dated 21st January 1960, on the front end-paper. Loosely laid in is an ALS from the author to Anderson (c.100 words), dated from Cornwall, 17th January 1960. John Redwood-Anderson has used the back of the letter to make ink notes on the poems, and his light pencil scoring and notes are scattered passim through the text.

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TURNER (W.J.). In time like glass. London, Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, 1921. Colophon leaf at end; pp.[viii]+66+[ii]; two entry Errata slip tipped in before dedication page; grey rough buckram, paper spine label; fore- and lower- edges uncut; spare label tipped on to colophon leaf. A little very slight foxing; otherwise a very nice copy.



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TYMOCZKO (Maria). Two death tales from the Ulster Cycle: the death of Cu Roi and the Death of Cu Chulainn translated By Maria Tymoczxo from the Irish. Dublin: the Dolmen Press; North America: Humanities Press Inc., 1981 Demy 8vo; final blank; pp.110+[ii]; mottled pale brown boards, imitating elephant-hide, blocked with publisher's device and down-lettered gilt on flat spine; end-papers pale milky coffee colour. Fine copy in slightly stained dust-wrapper.

Advance copy. The price has been clipped from the dust-wrapper by the publishers, whose compliments slip is loosely laid in. Issued as no.2 in the series Dolmen Texts.

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TYRRELL (G.). Versions and Perversions Of Heine & others. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1909. F'cap 8vo, gathered in half sheets; title-page printed in red and black; quarter fawn fine buckram, flat spine, greyish fawn boards, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; greyish fawn end-papers; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Extremely fine copy in original thin plain paper dust-wrapper, this slightly torn on back panel.



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USTINOV (Peter). Plays About people. Jonathan Cape, 1950. Deep blue cloth, blocked and lettered silver on spine; lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Includes ‘The Tragedy of Good Intentions', ‘Blow Your Own Trumpet', ‘The Indifferent Shepherd', together with a lengthy Preface.

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USTINOV (Peter). Guild library: The love of four Colonels. A Play in Three Acts By Peter Ustinov For Richard E. Myers Of New York. English Theatre Guild Ltd., 75 Berwick Street, London W.1. Price 6/6 net. 1951. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; four half-tone plates from photographs of the original production; 4pp. publisher's integral advertisements at end; quarter black cloth lettered white up spine, white glazed boards printed in pale blue, green, black, and red with a design by the author. Spine lettering badly flaked; slight wear to edges of boards; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Presented at Wyndham's Theatre on May 23rd, 1951, the author playing the part of The Wicked Fairy.

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USTINOV (Peter). Photo finish: An Adventure in Biography In Three Acts. Heinemann, 1962. Two blanks at end serving as end-papers; black boards blocked and lettered silver down spine. Near fine copy in slightly marked dust-wrapper.



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VALERY (Paul). Album De Vers Anciens 1890-1900. A Monnier et Cie, 7, Rue de l'Odeon, Paris, 1920. Imp.8vo; leaf bearing first signature precedes half-title; limitation leaf followed by blank at end; fawn wrappers printed in black and grey. Poor quality paper embrowned and fragile at extreme margins; otherwise nice.

J. Redwood Anderson's copy, with his contemporary ownership inscription on the first blank. Of a total edition of 1,150 numbered copies, this is one of 950 printed on Alfa. The volume consists of poems contributed to minor periodicals in the nineties, and here first collected.

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VALOCH (Jir¡). Uncorrect poem for Henri chopin: 1969. Card Series 4, February 1969 / Openings Press, Rooksmoor House, Woodchester Glos. White card, 7 /12" x 5 5/8" printed on front as above, in black, on back with text in black and vermilion. Nice copy.

Concrete poem.

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VEITCH (Tom). Death college And Other Poems (1964-1974). Afterword by Allen Ginsberg. Big Sky, [Bolinas, California,] 1976. Med.8vo format, perfect bound; pp.184; numerous illustrations on text-paper; white glazed card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black and red; issued without end-papers. Slight fading of wrappers, otherwise a nice copy.

Ginsberg's Afterword occupies pp.175-183.

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VISIAK (E.H.). Buccaneer Ballads. With an Introduction By John Masefield And a Frontispiece By Violet Helm. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1910. F'cap 8vo; frontispiece; title-page printed in red and black; final page advertisements; maroon buckram ruled and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt up spine; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Slight scattered foxing; otherwise a fine copy.

The author's first book. Though it is nowhere stated on the volume issued as the twelfth volume in Elkin Mathews' ‘Satchel Series'. Nelson, 1910.7.

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VOSTELL (Wolf). De coll age Aktions text. Futura 22, 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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VOYNICH (E.L.). Six lyrics From the Ruthenian of Tar s Shevchénko Also The song of the merchant Kal shnikov From the Russian of Mikha¡l Lérmontov Rendered into English verse With a biographical sketch By E.L. Voynich. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1911. Roy.16mo, printed in half-sheets; pp.[64]; grey wrappers printed in black, yapped edges; lower-edges uncut; issued without end-papers. A virtually fine copy.

Issued as No.86 of ‘The Vigo Cabinet Series', the wrappers, correctly, listing the titles to No.96. Issued price One Shilling in wrappers; 1s. 6d. in cloth. Printed at the Chiswick Press. Nelson, 1911.38. A scarce volume of translations by the author of ‘The Gadfly'.

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VOYNICH (E.L.). Six lyrics From the Ruthenian of Tar s Shevchénko Also The song of the merchant Kal shnikov From the Russian of Mikha¡l Lérmontov Rendered into English verse With a biographical sketch By E.L. Voynich. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1911. Roy.16mo, printed in half-sheets; pp.[64]; grey-green and pale grey-green linen effect rough buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine a little marked and faded and with slight silver-fish damage; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as No.86 of ‘The Vigo Cabinet Series', price One Shilling in wrappers; 1s. 6d. in cloth, as here. Unusually for a cloth volume issued in this series, the wrappers are not here bound in, and the fore- and lower- edges are untrimmed. Printed at the Chiswick Press. Nelson, 1911.38. A scarce volume of translations by the author of ‘The Gadfly'.

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WADDELL (Helen). The Abbe Prevost: A play in a prologue And three acts. Privately Printed, 1931. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.55+[i (blank)]; light brown stiff paper wrappers, cut flush; issued without end-papers. Front wrapper with two minute chips; two or three leaves with a little light foxing; otherwise fine.

The author's own copy, with her initials and brief minute pencilled notes on all four corners of the half-title. The trade edition was in the same format, but the text was cut by some five pages as against this edition.

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WADDELL (Helen). The Abbe Prevost: A play in a prologue And three acts. Constable & Co Ltd, 1931. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; pp.50+[ii]; light brown stiff paper wrappers, cut flush, printed in black on front wrapper; issued without end-papers. Small chip from back wrapper; some scattered foxing; otherwise a fine copy.

From the author's library, though without signs of ownership.

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WALCOTT (Derek). The star-apple kingdom. Jonathan Cape, 1980. Lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; white glazed card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in red and black; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.

Issued in the series ‘Cape Poetry Paperbacks'.

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WALEY (Arthur). More translations From the Chinese. George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1919. Final blank; white linen grain paper self wrappers lettered blue on front wrapper and up spine; issued without back end-papers. A nice copy.



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WALEY (Arthur). The temple And other poems. Translated by Arthur Waley. With an introductory essay on Early Chinese poetry, and an Appendix on the development Of different metrical forms. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., Ruskin House, 40, Museum Street, W.C., 1923. Text-paper blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[?ii]+151+[i (blank)]+[?ii]; crocus-yellow buckram, cream paper spine-label printed in black; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Very slight fading of spine, and slight dusting to edges of boards; insignificant foxing to some uncut edges and one or two leaves; nonetheless, a virtually fine copy.

The book has a somewhat puzzling collation: if the two blanks are integral, the first and last gatherings each consist of seven leaves, but the book is otherwise 8vo and does not make up to an exact number of sheets in either case. The first gathering is folded oddly, the half-title and title being conjugate at the lower edge (where they are still joined) and conjugate also with the two following leaves, as is shown by the sewing. The initial blank appears to be conjugate with [A]6, [A]7 being in that case a single inset. We can only hypothesise that the final blank, which is certainly a singleton, was printed conjugate with [A]7, and that the final gathering was printed as half of a 12mo sheet, possibly ‘two up'.

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WALEY (Arthur). The book of Songs Translated from the Chinese. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1937. Advertisement leaf before half-title page; advertisement leaf at end; deep cream cloth lettered gilt on spine; t.e. brown. Fine copy in foxed dust-wrapper.

[1982].

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WALKER (George Blake). The luck-flower And other verses. With Illustrations by H.J. Ford. London: Ellis, 29, New Bond Street, 1907. Imp.16mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; blank precedes frontispiece; title-page printed in red and black; full colour frontispiece, five plates in sepia, and one in black and white, by Ford, one in sepia after Turner, and one in sepia from a photograph; pp.[vi]+121+[i (blank)]; vertically fine ribbed moiré metallic deep rose cloth lettered and pictorially blocked gilt on front cover, lettered and blocked gilt on spine; end-papers printed with a frond pattern in grey. Very slight rubbing and darkening of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

A very scarce H.J. Ford item. Printed in Sheffield.

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WALKER (Ted). Burning the ivy: Poems 1973-77. Jonathan Cape, 1978. Lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black and green. Corner of front wrapper creased; otherwise a fine copy.



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WALLACE (Edgar). Writ in barracks. Methuen and Co., 36 Essex Street: [sic] Strand, London, 1900. Blank before half-title, blank at end; pp. [2]+x+[121]+[ii]; 48pp. inserted publisher's catalogue dated October 1901, at end; red cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower edges rough trimmed. A very nice copy.

Kiddle W182, third issue.

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WALLER (Robert). The Two natures. [On front cover:] The Hand and Flower Press, Aldington: Kent, [inside front cover:] 1951. One gathering, double f'cap 16mo, paginated [97]-128, wire-stitched into large fawn card wrappers, printed outside in orange and black, inside in black. Staples slightly rusting; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as number IV in the series ‘Poems in Pamphlet'. Printed at The Ditchling Press on Arnold & Foster mould-made rag paper. The author's first collection.

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WALROND (F. Ernley). Silence absolute And other poems. London, Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1900. Roy.16mo, gathered in half-sheets; pale green wrappers printed in black on sides and inside back wrapper, the inside back wrapper bearing series advertisements; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Slight dusting and fraying to large edges of wrappers, and some fading; paper slightly chipped at head of spine; rust-mark and two pinholes in half-title where letter has been attached (v. note); otherwise a nice copy, partly unopened. A scarce title.

Issued as No.3 of ‘The Vigo Cabinet Series', the advertisements listing the series to No.4. Loosely laid in are two letters, one from Isabel Sidgwick returning the volume which had been loaned to her by the author's father, and commenting on the verse; the other, once pinned to the half-title, giving details of the last days and death of "father" (presumably the author) in South Africa. Both letters are undated, but the writer of the latter refers to "Wavell's anthology" - presumably ‘Other Men's Flowers', which would date it not earlier than 1944. COPAC records the Cambridge copy only; Nelson, 1900.10, listing copies at the British Library and Huntington Library only; not in the later Nelson Private Library Catalogue.

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WARD (R.H.). Twenty-three poems. [On front cover:] Poems In Pamphlet 1952, XI: R.H. Ward. The Hand and Flower Press, Aldington: Kent. One gathering, sm.double cr.16mo, wire-stitched into pale grey card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in brown and black, inside in black. Slight marking of wrappers; otherwise a nice copy.



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WARNER (Rex). Poems And Contraditions. John Lane the Bodley Head, 1945. Demy 8vo; black cloth lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in frayed and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.

Reprints half the contents of Poems, 1937, together with a group of new poems.

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WARNER (Rex). The Helen Of Euripides: A translation by Rex Warner. The Bodley Head, 1951. Demy 8vo; black cloth, blocked gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Gilt oxydised on spine; end-papers foxed; otherwise a fine copy in foxed and slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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[WARREN (Robert Penn).]. The Essential Melville. Selected and with an Introduction by Robert Penn Warren. The Ecco Press, New York, 1987. Roy.16mo format, perfect bound; advertisement leaf precedes half-title with portrait frontispiece on verso; blank at end; pp.[x]+64+[ii]; white glazed card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black, blue, and green; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Fine copy.



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WATSON (William). Ode on the day of The coronation of King Edward VII. John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1902. Two blanks before half-title, two at end; quarter pale green linen, green boards, front board lettered gilt; t.e.g., fore-edges rough trimmed. Irregular fading on boards, otherwise a fine copy of an uncommon book.



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WATSON (William). For England: Poems written during estrangement. John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1904. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; vertically ribbed light grass green cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. A fine copy.



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WATSON (William). The Muse in exile. Poems To which is added an address on The poet's place in The scheme of life. Herbert Jenkins Limited, Arundel Place, Haymarket, 1913. 12pp. integral advertisements at end; green cloth blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, blocked white and green through white on front cover, ruled and lettered white on front cover, gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. End-papers and edges foxed, otherwise fine.



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WATSON (William). The superhuman Antagonists. Hodder and Stoughton, 1919. Green cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover with an art deco design; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fine unopened copy.

An early use of art deco.

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WATSON (Sir William). Poems Brief and new. Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1925. Final blank; quarter grey-green buckram, light grey-green boards, spine ruled blocked, and lettered gilt; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Fine copy. Uncommon.

An unusual production for Cape, without the Cape symbol on the binding, the imprint appearing as ‘CAPE' at foot of spine, and without Cape's address being included at all. Evidently produced at a moment of indeciciveness - probably whilst they were moving house from ‘Eleven Gower Street' and had not yet confirmed their move to Bedford Square!

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WAUGH (Alec). Resentment: Poems. Grant Richards Ltd., St Martin's Street, 1918. Final blank; fawn linen grain boards, paper spine label; uncut edges. Slight wear to head of spine, label rubbed, and boards a little marked; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce book.

The author's first volume of verse.

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[WAUGH (Alec).]. Poems [by] Marcia Nardi. New Poetry Series, Alan Swallow, Denver, [Colorado,] 1956. Tall f'cap 8vo; blue buckram, lettered silver on front cover and down spine; slight fading of covers; otherwise a fine copy in faded dust-wrapper.

Poems in which the author attempted to develop a feminist view of technique. Presentation copy from Alec Waugh, bearing a lengthily inscribed Christmas card from him tipped onto the front end-paper, offering: "these poems which surely would otherwise have escaped you - but which have, I feel, a real personal quality" to an unnamed presentee.

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WELLESLEY (Dorothy). Desert Wells. Michael Joseph Ltd., 1946. Light red cloth, blocked and lettered silver, lettered light red through silver, on front cover. Fine copy in nicked dust-wrapper.



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WESKER (Arnold). I'm Talking about Jerusalem. Penguin Books, [Harmondsworth, Middx.], 1960. White wrappers printed in pink, khaki, and black. A nice copy.

Issued as Penguin PL25. The third play in the ‘Wesker Trilogy'.

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WESKER (Arnold). Roots: A Play in Three Acts. Evans Brothers Limited, July 1961. Demy 8vo; frontispiece, and one double-sided plate; diagrams on text-paper; final page advertisements; green wrappers, cut flush, printed black on front and down spine, and with advertisements on recto and verso of back wrappers. Fine copy.

Issued in the series ‘Evans Plays', as an acting edition. First edition thus. Late issue with publisher's sticker on front wrapper increasing the price to 6/6.

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WESKER (Arnold). Chips With Everything: A Play in two acts. Jonathan Cape, 1962. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; two blanks at end; dark green boards, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered old silver up spine; t.e. red. Neat inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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WESKER (Arnold). The Friends: A play in two acts. "3rd typed draft, 4th draft, Written and completed at Blaendigeddi 8th July 1968". Single sheets, f'cap, metal bound into grey folder, lettered on the cover in the author's holograph; carbon copy, signed by the author on the title-page. Folder a little worn; otherwise nice.

Despite the legend on the title-page and folder, this typescript apparently precedes the similarly designated clean professional typescript offered in our catalogue 27 (and now sold), for which it presumably served as copy. At least two further revised versions were produced before the final text.

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WESKER (Arnold). The Friends: a play in two acts. Three original clean typescripts, as under, metal bound variously in blue, black, and red wrappers: "3rd typed draft, 4th draft; written and completed at Blaendigeddi 8th July 1968"; "4th typed draft, 5th draft (slightly altered from 3rd typed draft) 1st August, 1969."; 5th typed draft, 6th draft (changed after Stockholm production January 1970)". Each draft is signed by the author on the title-page, and the 6th draft contains extensive additions, alterations, and excisions, mostly in manuscript, but in one place typed and loosely laid in (it was originally affixed as a cancellation slip with clear tape, but the adhesive has perished, revealing both versions of the text), presumably preparatory to the production of a 7th draft, not here present. All three drafts more or less fine. TOGETHER WITH: Two theatre programmes, one for the World Premiere of ‘The Friends' in Stockholm; the second for the English premiere. Both are signed by Wesker and contain one annotation in his hand. Fine copies. For the collection.

A series of drafts of considerable interest, not only in themselves, but on account also of the light they throw on Wesker's methods of working.

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WESKER (Arnold). The London Diary For Stockholm. Original clean typescript metal bound in brown wrappers. Small darkened patch on title-page; otherwise fine. Signed by the author on the title-page. TOGETHER WITH: TLS from Wesker, eleven lines, 4to, dated 19.11.73: "The reason why an original manuscript has eluded you is that there are very few around. I've not yet put any into the market excepting odd pieces for charity." He goes on to describe his normal method of working as being that suggested by the preceding entry, and offers to exchange a manuscript for two books. In the original envelope. Fine.

The typescript is undated, but appears to be a version, possibly revised, of a series of readings given by Wesker (in English) on Swedish Radio in October 1969.

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WESKER (Arnold). The Journalists. This is a draft prior to rehearsals and therefore NOT definitive. 1975 [on back wrapper:] Writers and Readers Publishing Cooperative, 14 Talacre Road, London NW5 3PE. Med.4to format, 56pp. wire-stitched as a single gathering into glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; half-title not called for; two full-page illustrations in text by Hayden Griffin; final page blank; issued without end-papers. Nice copy. Scarce.

The first appearance in English, and first separate edition, of a play originally published in Polish in March 1974. The illustrations, and an Introduction by Wesker, dated 24 January 1975, are here first published, as also a Publisher's Note detailing the background to the play and Wesker's disputes with the Royal Court Theatre and The Sunday Times. The play is here published overtly to help finance the first issue of the magazine Fireweed, but also, apparently, with the intention of engaging the interest of the press in Wesker's forthcoming lawsuit against the Royal Court (interested members of the press seeking further information are referred to Wesker's Solicitors, whose full address is given!). According to an e-mail we have had from the author, the problems were in fact with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Possibly this copy is an uncorrected proof!

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WHISTLER (Laurence). Armed October And other poems. With illustrations by Rex Whistler. Cobden-Sanderson, 1932. Demy 8vo; vignette on title-page, and numerous other illustrations on text-paper, all printed in black on cream panels; quarter brown coarse buckram, blocked and lettered gilt down spine, deep yellow board sides, printed in brown with a design by Rex Whistler; t.e. yellow, others uncut. Front board just a trifle rubbed and scuffed; two or three leaves foxed; otherwise a nice copy.



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WHITE (Jon Manchip). Salamander. The Fortune Press, 1946. Half-title not called for; pp.32; linen-textured lake boards, lettered and with short rule gilt up flat spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Nice copy.



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WHITE (Roger). Another song Another season. Poems and portrayals. George Ronald, Oxford, 1979. Double lge.post 16mo; four blanks at end; pp.[xii]+172+[viii]; natural linen, blocked with publisher's initials blind through gilt, lettered gilt, down spine; blue and white head and tail bands. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy to D.J. Enright, with the author's signed holograph inscription on the title-page. Baha'i poet.

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WICKHAM (Anna). The Contemplative Quarry. The Poetry Bookshop, 35 Devonshire Street, Theobalds Road, W.C., 1915. Short demy 8vo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.40; orange red wrappers printed on front wrapper in black, on inside wrappers with advertisements in black; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Slight chipping and fraying of wrappers; otherwise a nice copy.



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WICKHAM (Anna). Richards' shilling selections From Edwardian Poets: Anna Wickham. London, 10 Paternoster Square, [on verso of title-page:] The Richards Press Limited, 1936. Half-title not called for; 32pp., sewn as a single gathering into large orange wrappers printed outside in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Edited by John Gawsworth. Only six of the thirty-six poems in the volume had been previously collected.

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WILCOX (Ella Wheeler). Poems of purpose. Gay and Hancock, Ltd., 12 and 13 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, 1916. F'cap 16mo in half-sheets; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+117+[iii]; full limp brown suede leather, ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked and lettered blind on front cover, lettered gilt down spine. End-papers browned by contack with the leather; front free end-paper and half-title lacking; slight foxing of first and last few leaves; one gathering with slight damage to paper of margins (apparently an original paper fault); otherwise a nice copy.

Reprints are not uncommon: this dated first is scarce - possibly because the thin cheap war-time paper militated against the survival of the volume.

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WILCOX (Ella Wheeler). Collected Poems Of Ella Wheeler Wilcox. London, Leopold B. Hill, 2 - Langham Place, W - 1, N.D. [?1922]. Half-title not called for; title-page printed in blue and black with very elaborately wood-engraved large border after the William Morris manner, and matching integral frontispiece bearing a caligraphic poem; printed throughout with elaborate wood-engraved initials and tail-ornaments in blue, the text in black; final blank; pp.[xxii]+517+[i (printer's imprint of The Woodbridge Press Ltd., Guildford)]+[ii]; publisher's yapped full limp natural calf, applied back, blocked gilt, lettered blind-through-gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; t.e g., other edges uncut; end-papers marbled in shades of brown. Yapp edges a little chipped and frayed, and applied back a little wrinkled; front end-papers slightly chipped at gutters; inscription, dated ‘January, 1923', on blank back of frontispiece (v. note); otherwise a nice copy.

The more expensive issue, in leather: the book is also known in cloth. A lovingly designed and produced volume from a publisher we have not otherwise encountered - Possibly a one-off. Not listed in the British Library Catalogue; the Library of Congress Catalogue lists this as the only collected edition of Ella Wheeler Wilcox's poems, and provides the date 1924. The inscription in the present copy, dated ‘January, 1923', makes clear that the Library of Congress dating is incorrect, however, and suggests to our mind late 1922 as the actual date of publication.

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WILCOX (Ella Wheeler). Collected Poems Of Ella Wheeler Wilcox. London, Leopold Hill, 2 - Langham Place, W - 1, N.D. [?1922]. Half-title not called for; title-page printed in blue and black with very elaborately wood-engraved large border after the William Morris manner, and matching integral frontispiece bearing a caligraphic poem; printed throughout with elaborate wood-engraved initials and tail-ornaments in blue, the text in black; final blank; pp.[xxii]+517+[i (printer's imprint of The Woodbridge Press Ltd., Guildford)]+[ii]; light blue buckram very elaborately blocked and embossed on pressed-out border, all blind, and lettered, gilt, on front cover, blocked and embossed on pressed-out panels, blind, blocked and lettered, gilt, on spine; t.e burnished light blue, other edges uncut. Slight foxing of large uncut fore-edges; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed and insignificantly chipped dust-wrapper. Very scarce, especially thus.

A lovingly designed and produced volume from a publisher we have not otherwise encountered - Possibly a one-off. Not listed in the British Library Catalogue; the Library of Congress Catalogue lists this as the only collected edition of Ella Wheeler Wilcox's poems, and provides the date 1924. We have however seen another copy bearing an inscription dated ‘January, 1923' - which suggests to our mind late 1922 as the actual date of publication. The less expensive issue, the book being also known in publisher's full calf.

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WILDE (Oscar). Poems. Together with his Lecture on the English Renaissance (Now first Published). Paris [i.e., London], 1903. Limitation leaf precedes title-page; half-title not called for; small woodcut initials throughout; pp.[iv]+216; cream cloth lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 250 numbered copies, this being No.124. Unauthorized edition. A Smithers and/or ‘Wright and Jones' piracy. Mason 607. [1982].

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WILDE (Oscar). Salome. A Florentine tragedy. Vera. Methuen and Co., 1908. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; very pale cream coarse linen blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. A near fine copy of a very pleasant book.

One of an edition limited to 1,000 copies printed on hand made paper. ‘A Florentine Tragedy' is here first published, whilst ‘Vera' is here first printed in its entirety.

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WILDE (Oscar). Lady Windermere's fan. A play About a good woman By Oscar Wilde. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, November 1911. F'cap 8vo; two tipped in leaves text-paper advertisements, almost certainly printed conjugate with prelims. (and therefore integral) precede integral blank at end; pp.[xii]+157+[i (printer's imprint)]+[4]+[ii]; dull greenish blue fine-dotted-diaper-like cloth ruled blind on sides, blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt on spine. Slight fading to cloth of spine, and slight faded streak on back cover; otherwise a nice copy.

First printing in the series ‘Methuen's Shilling Books'. Mason, 549.

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WILDE (Oscar). For Love of the king. A Burmese masque. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1922. Demy 8vo; three blanks before half-title, two at end; very pale cream coarse buckram blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Two edges of front cover very slightly darkened; otherwise a fine copy in the dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 1,000 copies printed on thick hand-made paper. A forgery, the ‘Masque' actually being by Mrs. Chan Toon.

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[WILDE (Oscar).]. Mr. and Mrs. Daventry: A Play in Four Acts By Frank Harris Based on the Scenario by Oscar Wilde. Introduction by H. Montgomery Hyde. The Richards Press, Royal opera Arcade, Pall Mall, 1956. Blank before half-title; frontispiece in sepia; two blanks at end; rose cloth blocked and lettered gilt down spine; t.e. rose. Inscription on front end-paper, otherwise a fine copy in frayed and torn dust-wrapper.

The play, which was produced in 1900, is here first published. [1982].

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WILDE (Oscar). Some early Poems And fragments. Privately Printed, Edinburgh, 1974. 24pp. imp.8vo, sewn as a single gathering into light rose self-wrappers printed in black; two blanks precede title-page, blank and limitation leaf followed by two blanks at end; half-title not called for; uncut edges. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 75 numbered copies printed at the Tragara Press. [1982].

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