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.

ANTHOLOGY. [Cover title:] Words Broadsheet ten. Collage by Guy Cooper. Contributors: Peter Owtram, Richard Cooper [and] Harry Guest. Words Press, No Place, 1974. One half-sheet, lge.post 8vo, folded in four leaves, uncut, unsewn, printed on one side only, on grey paper. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 100 numbered copies, this being one of a very small number signed by all the contributors.

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ANTHOLOGY. [Cover title:] Words Broadsheet ten. Collage by Guy Cooper. Contributors: Peter Owtram, Richard Cooper [and] Harry Guest. Words Press, No Place, 1974. One half-sheet, lge.post 8vo, folded in four leaves, uncut, unsewn, printed on one side only, on grey paper. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 100 numbered copies.

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ANTHOLOGY. [Cover title:] Words Broadsheet seventeen. Drawing by Vera Leslie [and one other]. Contributors: Anne Beresford [and] Michael Hamburger. Words Press, East Manor, Bramley, Surrey, 1975. One half-sheet, lge.post 8vo, folded in four leaves, uncut, unsewn, printed on one side only, in blue, upon white paper. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 150 numbered copies.

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ANTHOLOGY. [Cover title:] Words Broadsheet nineteen. Contributors: Ruth Fainlight [and] Alan Sillitoe. Words Press, East Manor, Bramley, Surrey, 1975. One half-sheet, lge.post 8vo, folded in four leaves, uncut, unsewn, printed in green, upon white paper. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 150 numbered copies. Includes two illustrations from woodcuts, by Laurence Housman.

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ANTHOLOGY. [Cover title:] Words Broadsheet twenty. Drawing by Augustus John. Contributors: Michael Horovitz, Frances Horovitz, Vyvyan Cayley, Jim Vollmar, William Oxley, Wes Magee, David Jaffin, [and] Pegada. Words Press, East Manor, Bramley, Surrey, 1975. One half-sheet, lge.post 8vo, folded in four leaves, uncut, unsewn, printed in black and grey, upon white paper. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 150 numbered copies.

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ANTHOLOGY. [Cover title:] Words Broadsheet twenty one. Mike Esplen, Harry Guest, Thom Gunn, Roger Morsley Smith, [and] Eric Walter White. Words Press, N.D. [c.1976]. One half-sheet, demy 8vo, folded in four leaves, uncut, unsewn, printed on light yellow green paper. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 200 numbered copies.

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ANTHOLOGY. Writers' Theatre. Edited by Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall. Heinemann, 1967. Two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; light lake cloth, lettered gilt down spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.

John Arden, John Chapman, Henry Livings, John Mortimer, John Osborne, Alun Owen, Harold Pinter, N.F. Simpson, David Turner, and the editors, each contributor choosing a favourite passage from one of his plays, and presenting it with introductory comment.

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ANTHOLOGY. The year's poetry: A representative selection. Compiled by Denys Kilham Roberts, Gerald Gould, John Lehmann. John Lane The Bodley Head, 1934. Pale brown cloth, lettered crimson on spine. Very slight marking of covers; end-papers lightly foxed; nonetheless, a very nice copy in frayed and embrowned dust-wrapper.

Contributions by Yeats, W.H. Davies, Walter de la Mare, Masefield, Drinkwater, Sassoon, the Sitwells, Edwin Muir, Sylvia Lynd, V. Sackville-West, MacDiarmid, Church, Herbert Read, Blunden, Roy Campbell, Tessimond, Michael Roberts, Plomer, Day Lewis, Bottrall, Empson, Auden, Lehmann, MacNeice, Julian Bell, Spender, Pudney, Heppenstall, George Barker, Dylan Thomas, Dyment, David Gascoyne, Laura Riding and Robert Graves, etc. According to the editors' Preface, a "selection ... made from poems written or published between the summer of 1933 and the summer of 1934, and includes a large number of poems not hitherto printed". Others are here first collected from periodicals. Some few are reprinted from volumes.

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ANTHOLOGY. The year's poetry 1938. Compiled by Denys Kilham Roberts, Geoffrey Grigson. John Lane The Bodley Head, 8 Bury Place, 1938. Blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.137+[iii]; salmon pink rough buckram lettered navy blue on spine; t.e. grey. Photosensitive cloth a little faded on spine and at edges of covers; otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper slightly chipped at head of spine.

Includes work by Yeats (four poems), de la Mare, Arthur Waley, Andrew Young, Edwin Muir, C. Day Lewis, Geoffrey Grigson, John Betjeman, William Empson, Auden (five poems), MacNeice (four poems, including ‘Bagpipe Music'), Frederic Prokosch, Spender, Charles Madge, Kenneth Allott, Patrick White, George Barker, George Kauffman, H.B. Mallalieu, Ruthven Todd, Dylan Thomas, David Gascoyne, etc., most of them here first collected or first published.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Younger Australian Poets Selected by Robert Gray & Geoffrey Lehmann. Hale & Iremonger, 1983. Double demy 16mo; half-title printed in grey and scarlet, title-page printed in grey, scarlet, and black; pp.207+[i (blank)]; glazed white wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in colours. Fine copy.

Includes an excellent analytical Introduction on the post-war history of Australian poetry. Poets represented include Les Murray, Geoffrey Lehmann, Geoff Page, Andrew Taylor, Allen Afterman, Roger McDonald, Robert Adamson, Brian Dibble, Robert Gray, Jamie Grant, John Forbes, Susan Hampton, Kevin Hart, etc.

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ARAGON [(Louis).]. Le creve-coeur. Prefaces d'Andre Labarthe Et de Cyril Connolly. Londres, Edition Horizon - La France Libre, 1942. Final blank; self-wrappers over thin boards. Wrappers slightly marked; otherwise a fine copy.

Preceded by an edition of only 250 copies, printed in France, which, to add to its rarity, was suppressed upon publication by the Germans.

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ARAGON [Louis]. Les yeux d'Elsa. Londres, Edition Horizon - La France Libre, 1943. Final blank; self-wrappers over thin boards. Fine copy.

Preceded by a small edition published at Neuchatel in 1942.

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ARAGON [(Louis).]. Le crève-coeur. Préfaces d'André Labarthe Et de Cyril Connolly. Et Les yeux d'Elsa. Préface d'Aragon. Londres, Edition - <>, 1944. Final blank; pp.140+[ii]; white wrappers printed in green and black on front wrapper, in black up spine. A fine copy.

First combined edition.

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ARDEN (John). Serjeant Musgrave's dance. An Un-historical Parable. Methuen & Co Ltd, 36 Essex Street Strand WC2, 1960. Issued without end-papers; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in blue and black. Virtually fine copy.



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ARDEN (John). Soldier, Soldier And other plays. Methuen & Co Ltd, 11 New Fetter Lane, EC4, 1967. 2pp. integral advertisements, followed by 3pp. blank, at end; very dark grey boards blocked and lettered silver down spine. Fine copy in minutely chipped dust-wrapper.



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ARMSTRONG (Martin). The Bird-catcher. Martin Secker, 1929. Quarter parchment, grey boards, lettered gilt down spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Boards embrowned and showing slight wear; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 500 copies numbered and signed by the author. Printed on tinted hand-made paper.

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AUDEN (W.H.). Poems. Faber & Faber, 24 Russell Square, September 1930. Double f'cap 8vo; blue self-wrappers over thin boards, printed black and red on front wrapper, with price in black on front inside flap; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers dusty, showing some slight wear, and neatly strengthened on verso at folds of flaps; name removed from upper margin of half-title page, leaving slight thinning; slight foxing of first and last two leaves; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Auden's second book.

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AUDEN (W.H.). Poems. London, Faber and Faber, 24 Russell Square, [on copyright page:] First published in September 1930; Second edition November 1933. Med.8vo; blank before half-title, two blanks at end; pp.[ii]+89+[v]; pale greyish fawn Sundour cloth, lettered electric blue down flat spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight marking of covers; otherwise a fine copy.

Effectively a new collection: dropping some poems, and adding others. A minor binding variant, copies also being known with the spine lettering pale blue.

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AUDEN (W.H.). Spain. Faber and Faber, 1937. One gathering, demy 8vo, wire stitched into plain white thin card wrappers, and pink self-wrappers printed on front panel and inside front flap in black; fore- and lower- edges uncut; two blanks at end; issued without end-papers. Neat contemporary inscription at foot of half-title page; otherwise a nice copy.

Auden spent January to March 1937 in Valencia, where he broadcast for the embattled Republicans. The present poem was written to raise funds for Medical Aid for Spain. Auden disliked the poem, describing it as ‘bad' and ‘nasty' in a copy hhe presented to the Oxford scholar David Luke, and though he reprinted it in 1940 in the collection ‘Another Time', in revised form, as ‘Spain 1937', wrote in another copy of the first edition: "This poem I disapprove of and have cut it out of my collected works." Bloomfield and Mendelson, A14a

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[AUDEN (W.H.).]. Poems of Freedom Edited by John Mulgan. With an Introduction by W.H. Auden. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1938. Post 8vo; erratum slip tipped in before p.14; light blue rough buckram, lettered black on spine. Very slight embrowning of poor quality paper; otherwise a fine copy in marked and very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Auden's Introduction occupies pp.7-9. An excellent anthology of English protest verse through the ages.

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AUDEN (W.H.). Poems. Faber and Faber, [on copyright page:] Reprinted June, 1939. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title, two blanks at end; pp.[ii]+89+[v]; pale cream Sundour cloth lettered blue down spine; uncut edges. Faint staining of covers; pencilled notes on front end-paper and blank (v. below); otherwise a fine copy.

With the bookplate of Harold Avery, and, presumably, his pencilled notes. The fourth impression of the second edition.

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AUDEN (W.H.). Another Time. Faber & Faber Limited, London, June 1940. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.125+[iii]; deep scarlet silk-weave cloth, down-lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper chipped a little at head and tail of spine and top corners.

A difficult title, probably printed short because of the war.

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AUDEN (W.H.). For The time being. Faber and Faber, 1945. Demy 8vo; pp.124; light brown silk-weave cloth down-lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fine copy in slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Two long poems, ‘The Sea and the Mirror: a Commentary on Shakespeare's "The Tempest"' and ‘For the Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio', interspersed with some prose passages.

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[AUDEN (W.H.).]. Tennyson: An introduction and a selection by W.H. Auden. Phoenix House Limited, 1946. Double cr.16mo; portrait frontispiece; final blank; blue coarse-weave cloth, lettered gilt down spine. Cloth a little damp-spotted; otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Auden's Introduction occupies pp.ix-xx.

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AUDEN (W.H.). Good-bye To the mezzogiorno: poesia inedita E versione italiana Di Carlo Izzo. All'insegna del pesce d'oro, Milano, 1958. Short cr.8vo; title-page printed in red and black; pp.[16]; milk-coffee textured self-wrappers over plain white boards, printed on front wrapper in red and black; white wraparound flash, printed on front panel in red; issued without end-papers. Extremely fine.

One of 1,000 copies numbered in the press. Dual language text.

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AUDEN (W.H.). Homage to Clio. Faber and Faber, 1960. Blank before half-title, two at end; carmine cloth blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

[1982]

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AUDEN (W.H.). Epistle to a Godson And other poems. Faber & Faber, 3 Queen Square, 1972. Demy 8vo; quarter rich brown cloth lettered gilt down spine, light brownish buff boards. A nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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AUSTIN (Alfred, Poet Laureate). Flodden field: A tragedy. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1903. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; very dark green diagonally ribbed moire cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Fine copy.

A scarce title. CBEL, III, p.329.

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AUSTIN (Alfred, Poet Laureate). The Door of humility. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1906. Integral advertisement leaf at end; white buckram surfaced rough cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on flat spine; a.e. uncut. Scattered very light foxing, but a nice copy.

Printed on antique toned mould-made paper. A scarce late title. CBEL, III, p.329.

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AYCKBOURN (Alan). Henceforward. . . Margaret Ramsay Ltd., 14A Goodwin's Court, St. Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4LL, N.D. A4, photocopy, printed on one side of the paper only, metal bound into scarlet wrappers, printed on front wrapper in black; half-title not called for; foliated [ii]+151; made up without end-papers. Fine copy.

Agency copy of Ayckbourn's play, (?)otherwise unpublished.

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AYCKBOURN (Alan). Sisterly Feelings & Taking Steps. 1981, Chatto & Windus. Double cr.16mo, perfect bound; final blank; pp.[xiv]+239+[iii]; black boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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AYCKBOURN (Alan). Absent friends. Edited with Notes By Yoshikazu Mizuno. The Hokuseido Press, N.D. [March 1983]. Sm.imp.16mo format, perfect bound; blank before title-page, two blanks at end; half-title not called for; pp.[2]+[x]+108+[4]; cream vellum-textured self-wrappers, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, printed outside in black, over plain white paper wrappers; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Chatto and Windus slip tipped onto front blank giving date of publication. Chatto and Windus were the English publishers. First published in England in 1977 together with two other plays.

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AYRES (Pam). Some more of Me poetry. Introduced and Illustrated by Roy Garnham Elmore. Published by:- Galaxy Records, 223 Regent Street, London W1R 8TD, Telephone 01-734 9768. [On colophon:] 1976. A4 format, perfect bound; half-title not called for; advertisement and ISBN number on lower quarter of title-page; numerous illustrations in text; colophon page at end; glazed white wrappers, cut flush, printed in full colour; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

The author's second book.

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BAGNOLD (Enid). The Chalk garden. William Heinemann Ltd, 1956. Frontispiece and one double-sided plate; Corrigenda slip tipped on to verso of title-page; white boards, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Very nice.



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BAGNOLD (Enid). Four Plays. Heinemann: London, 1970. Double demy 16mo; final blank; pp.[vi]+336+[ii]; black cloth, blocked with publisher's device gilt on front cover, lettered gilt, panelled buff, on spine. Long inscription on title-page (v. note); otherwise a virtually fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy, with the author's twenty word holograph inscription, signed ‘Enid', to theatre critic John [Trewin] and his wife, on the title-page. Loosely laid in is a holograph postcard from the author, also signed ‘Enid', apparently referring to this volume. Of the four plays, ‘The Chalk Garden' and ‘The last Joke' have previously been separately published, ‘The Chinese Prime Minister' has appeared only in an anthology (‘Plays of the Year, Vol.34'), and ‘Call Me Jacky' is apparently here first published.

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BAGNOLD (Enid). A Matter of Gravity. Heinemann, London, 1978. Post 8vo format, perfect bound; final blank; pp.[vi]+103+[iii]; black cloth-textured boards, blocked with publisher's monogram and lettered gilt down spine. Very slight foxing of top-edges; bold inscription on title-page with slip of paper laid over it bearing second inscription (v. note); otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy from the author to dramatic critic J.C. Trewin (both inscriptions being in her hand). Loosely laid in is a holograph letter, c.90 words, from the author also to Trewin, further presenting the book, and making general comments.

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BAINES (Keith). Goldensheep. A Sequence of Poems to Judith. Longmans, 1964. Demy 8vo; pp.48; yellow cloth ruled scarlet, lettered gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt down flat spine; pale grey end-papers. Ring-mark on back of dust-wrapper and dust-wrapper generally a trifle used; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy of the author's first book, with his holograph inscription on the front end-paper, signed ‘Keith'. He has also added his telephone number to the verso of the title-page. The front flap and the half-title bear a printed appreciation of Baines' work by Robert Graves.

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BALDWIN (Mrs. Alfred). A Chaplet of Verse For Children. Illustrated by John D. Batten. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Stret, W., 1904. Wood-engraved frontispiece on text-paper, with tissue guard; numerous illustrations on text-paper; publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end, dated 1904-5; light marina blue coarse linen, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges mainly trimmed. Spine faded; last leaf of text lightly foxed; otherwise a nicecopy.



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BANKS (Paul). [Cover title:] Mal Adjust Ment. [Colophon:] Blue Moon Poem for Christmas 1931. 4pp. narrow lge.post 8vo format, salmon pink laid paper; p.[1] cover, p.[2] frontispiece by Clements, p.[3] text, p.[4] colophon; issued without wrappers or end-papers. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 100 numbered copies signed by the author.

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BANNING (Lex). Apocalypse in Springtime and other Poems. Edwards and Shaw, Sydney, 1956. Demy 8vo gathered in quarter sheets; vignette on title-page; pp.[vi]+[34], unpaginated; brown paper shelf-back lettered up in black, lime green boards. Very nice copy.

Printed in Australia.

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BANTOCK (Gavin). A New Thing Breathing. Anvil Press Poetry, 1969. Demy 8vo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; double spread title-page printed in green and black; pp.[55]+[i (blank)]; brown boards lettered gilt down spine; green end-papers. Fine copy in slightly frayed and slightly marked dust-wrapper.



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BARING (Maurice). Mahasena: A play in Three acts. Oxford: B.H. Blackwell, 50 and 51 Broad Street. London: Simpkin, Mar-Shall, Hamilton, Kent & Company. A.D. 1905. Final blank; pp.49+[iii]; greeny grey large wrappers printed on front wrapper in black. Short tear in fore-edge of front wrapper; otherwise a virtually fine, unopened, copy.



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BARING (Maurice). Translations: Ancient and Modern. Martin Secker, [xvii Buckingham Street, Adelphi,] [on verso of half-title:] 1918. Blank follows title leaf; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.43+[i (blank)]+[4]; scarlet hammered large wrappers printed outside in black; a.e. uncut. Some fading of wrappers; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce and delicate book.

Prose poems.

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BARING (Maurice). Diminutive Dramas. Martin Secker, 1919. F'cap 8vo; pp.[viii]+200; dark greyish olive green laid paper covered boards, paper spine label printed in red; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Small chip from headband, label faded and slightly chipped; otherwise a very nice copy.



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BARING (Maurice). His Majesty's embassy & other plays. William Heineman Ltd., 1923. Imprint leaf at end; blue linen-grain cloth lettered gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover. Fine in dust-wrapper.



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BARKER (George). Poems. Faber & Faber, April 1935. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; blue cloth lettered blue through gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Signed by the author on the title-page.

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[BARKER (George).]. Elegy On Spain. 1939. [On colophon:] Published by the Contemporary Bookshop, 229 Oxford Road, Manchester And printed at the Cloister Press Limited, Heaton Mersey, Manchester, April, 1939. Tall med.8vo in half-sheets, the first and last two leaves blank and serving as end-papers; fine half-tone portrait of a dead child, arranged to look like an actual photograph, tipped onto blank leaf facing the Dedication; pp.[viii (including blanks)]+10+[ii (recto blank, verso bearing colophon)]+[iv (blank); scarlet Sundour cloth, white paper onlay printed in black on front board. Slight marking to paper onlay, and very slight darkening to cloth on spine and edges of boards; otherwise a fine copy of a scarce title.



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BARKER (George). A Vision of Beasts and Gods. Faber and Faber Ltd, 1954. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; white cloth lettered crimson down spine. Nice copy in dust-wrapper with publisher's wraparound flash.



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BARLAS (John). Six Sonnets. Edited with an introductory note By Ian Fletcher. Eric & Joan Stevens, 1981. One gathering, roy.8vo, sewn into light marina blue wrappers printed on front wrapper in black; blank precedes title-page, two blanks at end; half-title not called for. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 95 numbered copies, hand set and printed by the publishers.

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BARNETT (Anthony). Blood flow. The Literary Supplement, Nothing Doing (Formally in London), 1975. Med.8vo in half-sheets; advertisement leaf, half-title, and fly-title precede title-page printed in black and grey; limitation leaf followed by printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.44+[iv]; large hammered maroon card wrappers printed in black and grey, blocked blind; cream end-papers. Fine copy.

With the author's brief signed holograph inscription, dated June 16 1978, on the front end-paper. One of an issue limited to 445 copies printed on Zerkall Bütten paper, and paper bound; there was also a signed numbered issue of fifty-five copies printed on Eenhoorn Bütten paper, and bound in cloth. Printed in Norway. An interestingly designed book.

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BARNETT (Anthony). Fear and Misadventure. Mud settles. Ferry Press, 1977. Double pott 8vo; blank precedes half-title; acknowledgement leaf followed by blank at end; pp.92+[ii]+[ii]; plain white card wrappers, cut flush; duck-egg blue dust-wrapper printed in black and brown; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Of a total edition limited to 350 copies, this is one of only twelve copies inscribed by the author on June 15th 1977.

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BARNETT (Anthony). Report to the working party. Asylum otiose (Preceded by) After. Nd(fiL). [On verso of title:] Nothing Doing (Formally in London), 25 Woodhall Drive, London SE21 7HJ, 1979. Double f'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; Index followed by blank at end; pp.119+[i (blank)]+[iv]+[ii]; grey self-wrappers printed in black, over grey thin card wrappers; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 201 copies signed by the author on the title-page.

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BARRIE (J.M.). Walker London: A Farcical Comedy in Three Acts. 1907, New York, Samuel French, Publisher, 26 [sic] West 22d [sic] Street / London, Samuel French, Ltd, 26 Southampton Street, Strand. Half-tone frontispiece on verso of half-title; advertisement on verso of title-page (including notice announcing ‘The Middleman' as ‘(Ready Oct.1907)'); leaf bearing notice regarding performance fees (giving French's London address) on recto, blank on verso, leaf bearing cast list on recto, scenic plan and hire terms on verso, and leaf bearing Property Plot, etc., precede start of text; advertisement on final page; pp.[vi]+67+[i]; green wrappers, cut flush, printed on front and inside front wrapper in black; issued without end-papers. Wrappers a trifle chipped at head and tail of spine; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce title.

The American address is given to the left of the English one on the title-page, to the right of it on the front wrapper. In this copy on the title-page it is given incorrectly, as above. On the front wrapper it appears correctly, as ‘24, West 22nd Street.' The first publication of a play originally performed in 1892 at Toole's Theatre, on the site of the later Charing Cross Hospital. It was the first of Barrie's plays to be performed.

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BARRIE (J.M.). Half hours. Hodder and Stoughton, N.D. [1914]. Blank before half-title; dark blue buckram, lettered on spine in gilt within gilt-ruled boxes; fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed. Gilt oxydised on spine, otherwise a near-fine copy in frayed and torn dust-wrapper tissued on verso.

NCBEL, 3: 1188. Includes four plays, all produced at the Duke of York's Theatre between 1905 and 1913; Pantaloon, The Twelve-pound Look, Rosalind, and The Will.

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BARRIE (J.M.). Der tag. A Play. Hodder and Stoughton, 1915. Four leaves of advertisements on text-paper at end; quarter greyish purple cloth lettered gilt down spine, fawn boards, printed blue on front cover. Very slight general wear to covers, otherwise a very nice copy.

The issue with the last leaf of text not a cancel, the date in the imprint at foot 1915, and the final stage direction five lines in length. V. Muir, Points, pp.89-90.

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BARRIE (J.M.). Peter Pan Or The boy who would not Grow up. All rights reserved. Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1928. Blank before half-title; title-page printed in black and red; light greenish-blue cloth, paper label printed in blue on front cover and spine. A nice copy.

Issued upon first publication, in October 1928, as a volume in The Uniform Edition of The Plays.

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BARRIE (J.M.). When Wendy Grew up: An afterthought. With a foreword by Sydney Blow. Nelson, 1957. Demy 8vo in half sheets; frontispiece on verso of half-title, and other illustrations in text (some full-page and unbacked, but included in the pagination), all printed in cream and black; one facsimile in text; final blank; pp.[vi]+32+[ii]; deep sky-blue fine weave cloth blocked with Barrie's signature gilt on front board, blocked and lettered gilt up spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper with short closed tear on back panel.

An Epilogue to Peter Pan, acted once only - on 22nd February 1908 - and here first printed. The illustrations are by D. Michael Leonard.

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[?BARTLEET (Maud)]. [Drop head:] Ballade of Names. Maud Bartleet, At The Beacon Hotel, Crowborough, Christmas and New Year, 1913 - 1914. Imp.16mo, 4pp., printed, in purple, on first page only, on mouldmade paper watermarked ‘STONEHENGE / G.B. Ltd.' At some point folded once horizontally, presumably for posting; otherwise fine.

Rare. A Christmas and New Year's greetings card from Maud Bartleet, and so signed in type. The poem itself is signed merely ‘M.B.', however, and since this copy came from the residual effects of Mackenzie Bell, it is arguable that the poem may be by him.

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BATES (Alan). The fatal assonance: Poems By Alan Bates. Drawings By Marlene Staniforth. Campton, [on colophon:] 38, Portland Road, Leicester, 1969. Cr.4to; half-title and colophon leaves of lilac paper; vignette title printed in red and black; five inserted plates; quarter white plastic, pale grey-green card boards, printed on front board in red and black, on back board with price in black; issued without end-papers. A nice copy.

Presentation copy, bearing the author's signed holograph inscription to Richard Hughes on the half-title page.

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BATTEN (John D.). Poems. London, Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1916. One gathering lge.12mo., sewn into large blue-grey wrappers printed on front wrapper in white; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. A little light foxing, but a nice copy.

Printed at the Chiswick Press on hand-made paper watermarked ‘Chiswick'. Poems written between 1886 and 1912, the dated ones to accompany paintings.

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BAX (Clifford). The Orpheus series IX. Poems Dramatic & lyrical. Autumn 1911, The Orpheus Press, 3, Amen Corner, Paternoster Row. Half-title not called for; wood-engraved title-page followed by integral advertisement leaf; leaf blank but for signature ‘I' and two asterisks, followed by imprint leaf bearing advertisement on verso at end; cream coarse linen blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Nice.

Printed by the Women's Printing Society, Ltd.

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BAX (Clifford). The Orpheus series IX. Poems Dramatic & lyrical. Autumn 1911, The Orpheus Press, 3, Amen Corner, Paternoster Row. Half-title not called for; wood-engraved title-page followed by integral advertisement leaf; leaf blank but for signature ‘I' and two asterisks, followed by imprint leaf bearing advertisement on verso at end; diagonally fine ribbed purple cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight wear to cloth at head of front joint; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy, bearing the author's signed holograph inscription, dated April 2nd 1919, on the front end-paper. A variant binding, of undetermined status. Printed by the Women's Printing Society, Ltd., upon thick hand-made paper.

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BAX (Clifford). Valiant ladies: Three New plays: The Venetian; The Rose Without a Thorn; The Immortal Lady. Mundanus Ltd, Victor Gollancz Publisher, 1931. Double f'cap 16mo; advertisement leaf precedes title-page; half-title not called for; pp.320; bound, almost certainly for the author, in quarter red crushed Levant morocco, red linen patterned cloth sides; spine ruled, tooled, and lettered gilt, red and yellow head and tailbands; sprinkled edges; end-papers marbled red. Spine darkened, and cloth a little marked; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy, inscribed in ink on the Contents leaf in the author's hand: ‘To Vera, / another Valiant Lady, / with much love from / Clifford / (1924 - 1931 - )'. A front binder's blank bears the pencilled signature of Vera Bax.

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BECKETT (Samuel). Waiting For Godot: A tragicomedy in two acts. Faber and Faber Limited, 1956. Post 8vo; final blank; Publisher's Note slip tipped in after title-page; light mustard cloth lettered cerise down spine. Nice in dust-wrapper.

First English edition and first publication of the text as altered for the first London production in 1955.

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BECKETT (Samuel). "My way is in the sand flowing". Poster, 475mm x 602mm, printed in brown on old mustard paper, John Calder (Publishers) Ltd, N.D. [1977]. Near fine.

Issued by Calder to advertise the volume ‘Collected Poems in English and French'.

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BECKETT (Samuel). Diweddgan. Cyfieithiad o Fin de partie gan Gwyn Thomas. Caerdydd, Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru, 1969. Perfect bound; copyright leaf before title-page; half-title not called for; imprint leaf at end; white glazed wrappers, cut flush, printed black and orange; issued without end-papers. Fine.

First edition in Welsh. Issued in the series ‘Y ddrama yn ewrop'.

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BECKETT (Samuel). Wrth aros godot. Cyfieithiad o En attendant Godot Gan Saunders Lewis. Caerdydd, Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru, 1970. Perfect bound; copyright leaf precedes title-page; half-title not called for; imprint leaf at end; white glazed wrappers, cut flush, printed in orange and black; issued without end-papers. Fine.

First edition in Welsh. Issued in the series ‘Y ddrama yn ewrop'.

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BECKETT (Samuel). Footfalls. Faber and Faber, 1976. Blank before half-title and final blank serving as free end-papers; issued without pastedowns; white wrappers printed in blue and black. Very nice.



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BEILES (Sinclair). Universal truths as revealed in white tobacco fumes By Sinclair Beiles After Tristan Tzara. Published by Writers Forum, Printed at the Consortium of London Presses/ National Poetry Centre, 21 Earls Court Square London SW5, January 1976. Ten leaves, lge.post 4to format, printed on rectos only, perfect bound; half-title not called for; white thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

The cover design is by Bob Cobbing.

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BELL (Mackenzie). Poems of Nature. London: James Clarke & Co., 13 & 14, Fleet Street, E.C. / The Kingsgate Press, 4, Southampton Row, W.C., N.D. [c.1910]. One gathering sm.cr.8vo, wire stitched; sewn through one hole and over top-edges into pale greenish-grey textured large card wrappers, blocked grey, lettered dark slate-purple on front wrapper; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper, but lacking the publisher's envelope. Slight foxing of last leaf; otherwise a nice copy.

Apparently the first printing of this collection. Includes some poems at least reprinted from earlier volumes.

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BELL (Mackenzie). Poems Of Consolation and of Religion. London: James Clarke & Co., 13 & 14, Fleet Street, E.C. / The Kingsgate Press, 4, Southampton Row, W.C., N.D. [c.1910]. One gathering sm.double cr.16mo, wire stitched; sewn through one hole and over top-edges into pale greenish-grey textured large card wrappers, blocked grey, lettered dark slate-purple on front wrapper; publisher's white envelope, printed on front at upper corner in green; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Envelope a little dusty; otherwise a fine copy.

Apparently the first printing of this collection. Includes some poems at least reprinted from earlier volumes.

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BELL (Clive). The Legend of Monte Della Sibilla Or le paradis de la reine Sibille. Printed and published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf At the Hogarth Press, Hogarth House Richmond [Surrey], 1923. Cr.4to; blank precedes text-paper frontispiece; half-title not called for; frontispiece and tail-piece by Duncan Grant, head-piece by Vanessa Bell; three blanks at end, the last serving as paste-down; pp.32; white boards printed black on front with a design by Vanessa Bell; a.e. uncut; text-paper front end-papers. Small rust spot on front end-papers; otherwise a fine copy.

Woolmer, 27. Four hundred copies were printed. The fifteenth book hand-printed by the Woolfs.

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BELL (Mackenzie). Collected Poems. Thomas Burleigh, 1901. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; wood-engraved frontispiece printed in sepia; pp.[xx]+232; diagonally fine ribbed grey-fawn cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers printed with an ivy-leaf design in olive. Cloth of spine slightly faded, and gilt on spine somewhat rubbed; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Reprints the contents of Bell's two earlier volumes, together with a number of poems hitherto uncollected.

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BELL (Vicars). That night: a Play for the Nativity. Faber and Faber, 24 Russell Square, London, 1959. Pp.48; pale duck-egg blue boards, ruled, blocked, and downlettered black on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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BELLOC (H.). Sonnets and verse. Duckworth & Co., Second Impression, November 1923 [one month after the first]. Purple buckram, lettered gilt on spine; printed on large paper. Covers worn and used; one or two leaves slightly stained, but generally a nice copy internally.

Apparently Belloc's own copy, the text with one correction (initialled by Belloc), and several mysterious ticks against titles of poems, possibly referring to a selected edition. The end-papers at front and back bear seven sets of verses in Belloc's holograph, all, as far as we are aware, unpublished, mostly on political and anti-semitic themes, each page initialled by Belloc at the foot, the back end-paper being dated "6.v.26".

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BELLOC (Hilaire). [Cover title:] The chanty Of the Nona. Poem & drawings by Hilaire Belloc. [Colophon:] Faber & Gwyer Limited, N.D. [1928]. Blank at front, and back; half-title and title pages not called for; illustration printed in black precedes text; page of advertisements follows text; salmon red self-wrappers folded over blanks, the front wrapper printed with illustration and lettering in black, the back wrapper with colophon. A fine copy.

Printed at The Curwen Press. Issued as Number 9 of The Ariel Poems.

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[BELLOC (Hilaire).]. Voces clamantis By H.B. Oxford: B.H. Blackwell, 1913. Narrow f'cap 8vo; quarter white paper, grey board sides, blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered black, and with black ruled box up spine; a.e. uncut. A nice copy.



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BELLOC (H.). New Cautionary tales. Verses By H. Belloc. Pictures By N. Bentley. Duckworth: 3 Henrietta Street, 1930. Double f'cap 8vo; numerous illustrations on text-paper; quarter white smooth cloth, ruled and lettered black down spine, pale lemon boards printed pictorially in black and colours on front board. Very nice copy in frayed and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.

The dust-wrapper and cover design is by Bentley.

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BELLOLI (Carlo). Sole solo. Futura 14, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, [Stuttgart, Germany,] 1966. Single sheet, royal, folded three times as issued, to 8vo size; printed on one side of paper only. A fine copy.

Concrete poetry.

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BENHAM (Charles). Essex Ballads. Illustrated by Andrew Dodds. [Benham and Company,] Colchester, 1960. Med.8vo; printed throughout in olive green and black; numerous illustrations on text-paper; very dark grey-green cloth, flat spine lettered up in gilt, paper label printed in pale brown laid onto blind recessed panel on front cover; end-papers printed pictorially pale brown. Fine copy.

The first separate edition of the Ballads, originally published in 1895 together with other poems, and the first appearance of these illustrations. Issued in December 1960 for private distribution to friends of Benham and Company, a trade edition being published in the same year by Benham Newspapers Limited.

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BENNETT (Alan). Habeas Corpus. A Play in Two Acts. Faber and Faber, 3 Queen Square, 1973. Narrow cr.8vo; blank before half-title, two at end; white self-wrappers printed in black, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, folded over thin white boards. Fine copy.



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BENNETT (Arnold). What the public Wants. A play in four acts. Frank Palmer, 12 - 14 Red Lion Court, 1910. Integral advertisement leaf at end; lime green fine beaded linen grain cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Very nice copy.

First regularly published and first hardcover edition: preceded by an edition in wrappers issued in July 1909 as a special supplement to the English Review. The present edition is from a different setting of type, and contains at least some very minor textual differences.

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BENNETT (Arnold). The honeymoon: A comedy in three acts. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1911. F'cap 8vo; blank and conjugate half-title tipped in before title-page; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue at end, dated August 1910; pale blue beaded linen-grain cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt up spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Cloth faded at extreme tips of spine; first few leaves, edges, and catalogue a little foxed; otherwise a very nice copy in slightly frayed and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.

A difficult title in any state, rare in the dust-wrapper. Emery, 64.

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BENNETT (Arnold) and KNOBLAUCH (Edward). Milestones: A play in three acts. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1912. F'cap 8vo; 8pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated August 1910 [sic]; deep pink dotted linen grain cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed. Nice copy.

Emery, 75.

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[BENNETT (Arnold).]. Helen with the High hand. A play in three acts By Richard Pryce Adapted from Arnold Bennett's novel. Copyright, 1914, by Samuel French, Limited. New York, Samuel French / London, Samuel French, Ltd., N.D. [1914]. Green llinen-grain paper wrappers, lettered in black. Top corner chipped from back wrapper; otherwise a very nice copy.

French's Acting Edition, No.2526, English issue. The correct first printing, the back wrapper listing The Latest Additions to French's Acting Edition up to No.2520 only, but a later issue, a sticker reading Revised Price 2/- having been affixed to the front wrapper over the original price One shilling.

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BENNETT (Arnold). Judith. A play in three acts Founded on the apocryphal book of "Judith". London, Chatto & Windus, [April 30,] 1919. Pp.125+[i (blank)]+[[ii (printer's imprint leaf, verso blank)]; hammered tan self-wrappers folded at fore-edges over end-paper, printed in black on front wrapper and up spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine darkened, and wrappers a trifle scuffed and marked; otherwise a very nice, wholly unopened, copy.

Printed at the de la More Press. The play was first produced on Monday, april 7th, 1919 at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne.

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BENNETT (Arnold). Sacred and Profane love: A play in four acts Founded upon the novel of the same name. Chatto & Windus, 1919. 32pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end, dated ‘119'; grey buckram, white spine label printed in grey; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Nice copy.

Emery, 69.

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BENNETT (Arnold). Body and soul: A play in four acts. Chatto & Windus, 1922. Pale grey buckram, paper spine label; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight bubbling of cloth on sides; slight marking of label; but a nice copy.

Emery, 57.

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BENNETT (Arnold). The love match: A play in five scenes. Chatto & Windus, 1922. Pale grey buckram, paper spine label; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Nice copy.

Emery, 66.

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BENNETT (Arnold). Don Juan De Marana: A play in four acts. Privately Printed for Subscribers only by T. Werner Laurie Ltd., 1923. Demy 8vo; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘a', blank, and advertisement leaf, precede half-title; sepiatone photogravure frontispiece with printed tissue guard; limitation leaf follows title-page; final blank; quarter Japonese vellum, textured pale grey boards, spine label printed in reddish brown; a.e. uncut; textured grey end-papers;spare label tipped in at end. Fine copy in slightly marked dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 1,000 machine numbered copies, signed by the author. Printed on hand-made paper. Emery, 60.

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BENNETT (Arnold). The Bright island. Chatto and Windus, 1926. Final blank; light brown hammered self-wrappers, printed blue on front wrapper and up spine, cut flush at top-edges, folded over outer leaves of end-papers; fore- and lower- edges uncut. A fine copy.

First trade edition of a title first published in 1924 in an edition limited to 200 copies numbered and signed.

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BENSE (Max). Tallose berge. Futura 3, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, [?Stuttgart, Germany,] 1965. 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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BENSON (Arthur Christopher). The professor And other poems. John Lane The Bodley Head, 1900. F'cap 8vo; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; light brown coarse buckram blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. A virtually fine copy.

Presentation copy from the publisher, with John Lane's signed holograph presentation inscription, dated ‘Xmas 1900', on the back end-paper.

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BENSON (Arthur Christopher). Peace And other poems. John Lane, The Bodley Head, London and New York, 1905. F'cap 8vo; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; light brown art linen blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Edges slightly foxed, and end-papers a trifle embrowned; otherwise a near fine copy.

Austin Dobson's copy, with his bookplate.

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BENSON (Arthur Christopher). Peace And other poems. John Lane, The Bodley Head, London and New York, 1905. F'cap 8vo; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; light brown art linen blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight foxing passim, , but a nice copy nonetheless.



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BENSON (Stella). Twenty. Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin's Street, 1918. 4pp. publisher's advertisements on text-paper tipped in at end; grey boards lettered gilt on front cover, down and on spine; a.e. uncut. Early inscription on front end-paper; but a virtually fine copy.

The author's scarce third book.

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