Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

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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.

BURROWS (Miles). A vulture's egg. Jonathan Cape, 1966. Demy 8vo; first page proofs, pp.[viii]+40 only [ex 48]. Signature of poet Nathaniel Tarn on half-title; otherwise fine.

Shows minor differences from the published book. The author's first collection.

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BURROWS (Miles). A vulture's egg. Jonathan Cape, 1966. Demy 8vo; two blanks at front and back, serving as end-papers; pp.[xii]+48+[iv]; quarter grey-brown cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt up spine, cream boards printed with wood-grain design in pale grey. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The author's first collection. Nathaniel Tarn's copy, bearing his signature on the front end-paper.

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BURROWS (Miles). A vulture's egg. Jonathan Cape, 1966. Demy 8vo; two blanks at front and back, serving as end-papers; pp.[xii]+48+[iv]; quarter grey-brown cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt up spine, cream boards printed with wood-grain design in pale grey. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The author's first collection.

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BURY (Adrian). An Elizabethan Coronal. Twenty-six Sonnets. The Falcon Press, 1953. Sm.4to; two binders blanks before half-title, two at end; printed throughout in scarlet and black; final leaf blank except for ‘catalogue number' in scarlet on verso; scarlet morocco faced Basil ruled blind on sides, tooled gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on front cover; a.e.g., end-papers coated scarlet. Spine slightly rubbed, head and tailbands chipped, two corners worn; a fine copy internally.

One of an unspecified limited edition, this copy being signed by the author on the verso of the title-page.

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BUTTLE (Myra, i.e. Victor Purcell). The Sweeniad. Secker & Warburg, 1958. Demy 8vo; red cloth lettered gilt down spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.

With the bookplate of John Gould Fletcher on the front end-paper. First trade edition, for which the Preface was slightly altered, the text being reprinted virtually unchanged. A privately printed edition of 300 copies appeared in the previous year. A Burlesque on T.S. Eliot's Sweeney Agonistes.

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BYRON (Lord). Werner, a tragedy: A Facsimile of the Acting Version Of William Charles Macready With an Introduction by Marvin Spevack. 1970, Wilhelm Fink Verlag München. Demy 8vo; final blank; pp.XXXIV+[ii (facsimile of Henry Irving's bookplate)]+viii+188+[ii]; white fine-weave cloth covered card wrappers, cut flush, lettered black on front cover, blocked with publisher's device and lettered black up spine; issued without end-papers. Printed on two paper stocks, one of which shows very slight marginal embrowning; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

The first publication of this text, being a facsimile of a copy of the first edition (first issue) with Macready's extensive cuts, interpolations, amendments, etc.

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C. The Casual Muse By C. To my Mother. Lymington: Printed by Chas. T. King, High Street. Copyright. N.D. [c.1909]. Sm.f'cap 8vo, printed and paged on one side of the paper only; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[viii]+[82 (paged as 41)]+[ii]; rich brown pebble-grain rexine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover. Very nice copy.

Inscribed in ink on the front cover: "E.S.S. / with the Author's compliments / 8/10/09".

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CADDEL (Richard). Poet and artist series: Burnt aces And The shangri-las. Poems by Richard Caddel. Drawings by Edmund Tillotson. Ceolfrith 49. [On verso of title-page:] Ceolfrith Press, Sunderland Arts Centre, Stockton Road, Sunderland SR2 7DF, Tyne and Wear, 1978. 20pp., narrow med.4to format, wire stitched as a single gathering into grey card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; half-title not called for; illustrations on text-paper; final page advertisements; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 750 copies, this being one of 100 copies signed by the author and the artist.

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CADDICK (Arthur). [Cover title:] Crescendo poetry series No I. The speech of Phantoms. Sept I 1951. Printed and Published at The Latin Press, Saint Ives, The Private Press of Guido Morris. One gathering, sewn; a.e. uncut. Fine copy.

Printed on buff Abbey Mills paper.

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CAINE (Hall). The bondman Play. London, The Daily Mail, 1906. Portrait of the author and fourteen other plates showing scenes from and portraits of the cast of the original production at the Theatre Royal in 1906; pp.xvi+240; red buckram lettered gilt on spine and front cover. Spine faded, and very slightly bubbled; last few leaves foxed; a little light foxing scattered elsewhere, and on edges, otherwise a nice crisp copy of a book that does not survive well.

The cast depicted include Mrs. Patrick Campbell, Henry Ainley, Arthur Collins, and Lionel Brough. The production appears to have included a live cow.

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CAINE (Hall). The bondman Play. London, The Daily Mail, 1906. Portrait of the author and fourteen other plates showing scenes from and portraits of the cast of the original production at the Theatre Royal in 1906; pp.xvi+240; red buckram lettered gilt on spine and front cover. Spine faded, worn at head, and slightly rubbed; last few leaves foxed; a little light foxing scattered elsewhere, otherwise a nice copy of a book that does not survive well.

The cast depicted include Mrs. Patrick Campbell, Henry Ainley, Arthur Collins, and Lionel Brough. The production appears to have included a live cow.

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CAINE (Hall). The Christian. A Drama In Four Acts. Collier and Co., 1907. Blank before half-title, blank at end; publisher's ‘Special Note' slip tipped in before title-page; white boards printed in red on spine and front cover; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Spine slightly darkened, sides very slightly dusty; slight embrowning of end-papers; otherwise a very nice copy.

The first publication of Hall Caine's play, based on his earlier novel of the same name. The play, like the novel, became very much the subject of controversy. It deals with ‘the problem of the fallen woman' as a vehicle for considering in more general terms the rights of women. "If the woman movement of the moment means no more than the claim of one half of humanity to participate in the affairs of life which have hitherto been controlled by the other half, it is merely a development of the efforts towards emancipation which, during the past hundred years, have given woman a recognised legal status in nearly all that concerns her property, her debts and her material welfare. But it is a revolutionary movement indeed if it claims for woman that in her sexual and spiritual relations also she shall be placed in a condition of equality with man . . . . in all things which concern these sexual and spiritual relations woman is practically in the same position now as she was in the days of Moses . . . neither religion nor civilisation has done anything to establish her vital independence . . . . Better than any legislation intended to establish the civil status of woman . . . would be the successful promulgation of the obvious truth that she is a separate being, with sexual rights . . . ‘ - Author's note.

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CAINE (Hall). The Christian. A Drama In Four Acts. Collier and Co., 1907. Blank before half-title, blank at end; publisher's ‘Special Note' slip tipped in before title-page; white boards printed in red on spine and front cover; publisher's presentation slip tipped on to front end-paper (v. below). Spine slightly darkened; edges, presentation slip, prelims. and last few leaves foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

Later issue, signed by the author on the front end-paper, and with the presentation slip reading: ‘Souvenir presented by Mr. Hall Caine on Monday, 20th January, 1908, marking the 175th Performance of "The Christian" in its present run In London, and the 3221st Performance in England." The first publication of Hall Caine's play, based on his earlier novel of the same name. The play, like the novel, became very much the subject of controversy. It deals with ‘the problem of the fallen woman' as a vehicle for considering in more general terms the rights of women. "If the woman movement of the moment means no more than the claim of one half of humanity to participate in the affairs of life which have hitherto been controlled by the other half, it is merely a development of the efforts towards emancipation which, during the past hundred years, have given woman a recognised legal status in nearly all that concerns her property, her debts and her material welfare. But it is a revolutionary movement indeed if it claims for woman that in her sexual and spiritual relations also she shall be placed in a condition of equality with man . . . . in all things which concern these sexual and spiritual relations woman is practically in the same position now as she was in the days of Moses . . . neither religion nor civilisation has done anything to establish her vital independence . . . . Better than any legislation intended to establish the civil status of woman . . . would be the successful promulgation of the obvious truth that she is a separate being, with sexual rights . . . ‘ - Author's note.

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CAINE (Hall). The Prime Minister. William Heinemann, N.D. [1918]. Sq.f'cap 8vo; green wrappers, the front wrapper printed in black. A nice copy.

Firstprint, the front wrapper bearing the legend: ‘Mr. Hall Caine's Play The prime minister Printed for use in the Theatre Not for Circulation. PRIVATE until after First Performance Royalty Theatre, March 30, 1918'. Though we do not know how many copies of the present volume may have been produced, research into the firstprints of Shaw's plays suggest that they were usually printed in editions of between twenty and fifty copies, and preserved varying pre-production states of the text. The present play seems never to have been printed in a published edition. This copy bears the author's signed holograph presentation inscription on the front wrapper.

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CAMPBELL (Roy). The Flaming terrapin. Jonathan Cape Ltd, Eleven Gower Street, 1924. Blank before half-title; wood-engraved frontispiece by John Austen; final blank; quarter apple-green buckram, old cream boards, printed in brown and green, pale orange spine label, printed in black; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Nick in front free end-paper; light pencil scoring on two leaves; nonetheless a virtually fine copy in a slightly frayed and minutely chipped John Austen dust-wrapper, somewhat darkened on spine.

From the library of Richard Hughes, with his armorial bookplate on the front paste-down. The scoring is presumably in his hand. It was a general fault with Cape at about this date that a very inadequate allowance of paper was made for the turnover of the flaps in the dust-wrappers. The front flap in the present copy is exceptionally skimpy, but it appears nonetheless to be complete. The author's first book.

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CAMPBELL (Roy). [Cover title:] The gum trees. Drawings by David Jones. [On back wrapper:] Published by Faber & Faber Limited, N.D., [1930]. One half-sheet cr.8vo, sewn into green self-wrappers, printed on front and back wrapper in black, and folded over blank outer leaves; one illustration on front wrapper, printed in black, one on p.[3], printed in black and salmon orange. Corner of back wrapper creased; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed at The Curwen Press. Uncorrected Proof Copy, differing from the published version by having the back wrapper unnumbered, by having green wrappers instead of the published red, in respect of one verbal change in the text, and one difference of punctuation, and by the fact that in the published version a dedication was added below the title on p.[4], which resulted in the repositioning of the stanzas on the pages.

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CAMPBELL (Roy). Pomegranates: A poem. With drawings by James Boswell. Boriswood Limited, 1932. One half sheet imp.16mo sewn into salmon pink wrappers, cut flush, printed on front in dull purple; blank before half-title, blank at end; frontispiece on text-paper, printed in Wedgwood blue, dark plum, and terra-cotta; issued without end-papers. A very little insignificant foxing; otherwise a fine copy, complete with the publisher's advertisement slip for ‘A Wind in the Sand' by Philip Henderson loosely laid in, as issued.



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CAMPBELL (Roy). Mithraic Emblems: Poems. Boriswood, [59, Frith Street Soho Square,] October 1936. Demy 8vo; light blue smooth cloth, flat spine, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, lettered tangerine down spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Spine faded, edges of coverslightly so; otherwise a fine copy, largely unopened.



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CAMPBELL (Roy). Sons of the Mistral. Faber and Faber, January 1941. Cambridge blue boards, blocked red on front cover, lettered red on front cover and down spine. Edges and fore-margins lightly foxed; otherwise a very nice copy in darkened and slightly marked dust-wrapper.

Issued as a volume in the series Sesame Books.

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CAMPBELL (Roy). Talking bronco. Faber & Faber Limited, 1946. Demy 8vo; two blanks at end; tangerine fine weave cloth, lettered gilt down spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Nice copy.



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CANNAN (Gilbert). Seven plays. Martin Secker, Number five John Street, Adelphi, 1923. Pp.208; dark turquoise fine linen, buff spine label printed dark turquoise; t.e. turquoise, others uncut; end-papers printed with frieze in black and turquoise. Very nice copy.



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CAPEK (The Brothers). ‘And so ad infinitum' (The Life of the Insects). An Entomological Review, in Three Acts a Prologue and an Epilogue. The authorized translation from the Czech by Paul Selver Freely adapted for the English stage By Nigel Playfair and Clifford Bax. Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1923. Half-title not called for; final blank; cerise wrappers, front wrapper printed in black; a.e. uncut. Covers slightly chipped and a little faded at edges, and one corner creased; otherwise a nice copy.

The first appearance in English of ‘The Insect Play'.

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CAPEK (Josef). The land of many Names: A play in three acts and a Transformation. Authorised Translation from the Czech by Paul Selver. George Allen & Unwin Ltd., Ruskin House, 40 Museum Street, W.C.1, 1926. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.111+[i (colophon)]; pale green boards lettered black on spine. Very slight fading of spine, but a virtually fine copy.

May have been issued with no more than a tissue dust-wrapper: the spine bears the printed price: 3s. 6d. net.

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CAPEK (Karel and Josef). Adam The creator. A Comedy in Six Scenes and an Epilogue. Translated by Dora Round. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1929. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; imprint leaf, followed by blank serving as pastedown, at end; quarter crimson fine linen grain cloth, hammered light red boards, paper spine label. Spine faded, and label a little marked; imprint leaf and following blank lightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy.



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CAREY (Winifred Rose). Songs of awakening. London, Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, W., 1910. Roy.16mo in half-sheets; verso of last text-leaf blank; 4pp. integral advertisements followed at end by leaf bearing printer's imprint on recto, verso blank; light grey large wrappers printed in black on front and back covers in series style, the inside wrappers printed with series advertisements; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Poor quality paper lightly embrowned; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph presentation inscription, dated ‘Sept 1910.' and signed ‘Winifred' on the verso of the half-title. Loosely laid in are three 4to sheets (twice folded and with slight staining at centre fold) bearing in clear pencil a further four holograph poems, each sheet having at the foot the author's signature in full. Nelson, 1910.18, citing the Huntington Library copy only.

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CARRUTH (Hayden). From snow and rock, From chaos. Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1973. Lge.post 8vo; light brown boards, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt down flat spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Printed in America.

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CARRUTH (Hayden). Dark World: Poems by Hayden Carruth. [On page facing title:] Published by kayak, a magazine of modern poetry, Bonny Doon Road, Santa Cruz, Ca.95060, 1974. F'cap 4to format, pefect bound; pp.40; leaf bearing illustration on recto, publication details on verso, precedes title-page; half-title not called for; numerous illustrations on text-paper; colophon leaf at end; duck-egg blue wrappers, printed in grey and black on front wrapper, lettered black down spine; issued without end-papers. Wrappers slightly faded at edges; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy to Norah Smallwood of Chatto & Windus, with the poet's signed holograph inscription on the upper margin of the first page. One of an edition of 1200 copies. Designed by George Hitchcock and printed by Dennis Koran at the Panjandrum Press.

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CASH (Geraldine Kalka). The estuary: A poem by Geraldine Kalka Cash. The Faun Press, [104, Cambridge Gardens, London, W10, August,] 1951. One gathering and a half, f'cap 4to, printed in red and black; half-title not called for; first and last leaf blank; sewn with dark red thread into large pale greenish-grey self-wrappers, white paper label printed in greenish blue on front wrapper; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers faded and a little chipped at spine; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 100 numbered copies hand-set and printed in Blado italic type on Whatman mould-made paper by Arthur & Gladys Ley. Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription to Victor [Meyer] on the front blank.

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CAVAFY (Constantine). Homage to Cavafy. Addison House, [on verso of title:] Danbury, New Hampshire, 1978 [On fly-title:] Ten Poems by Constantine Cavafy: Ten Photographs by Duane Michals. Double sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; fly-title follows title-page; prelims and final page printed in black and grey; text: alternate leaves bearing photographs and poems; pp.[48], unpaged; plain white card wrappers, cut flush; parchmarque dust-wrapper printed in black and grey. Fine

The text is that of the Princeton University edition translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard. The photographs and their captions, by Duane Michals, "are not illustrative of Cavafy's poetry. They are separate and sympathetic." Uranian.

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CHALONER (David). Dark pages slow turn brief salves. Ferry Press, [177 Green Lane, London SE9] 1969. Twenty-four single leaves, lge.post 4to format, wire-stabbed into white card wrappers, printed on front wrapper in black; half-title not called for; colophon leaf at end; pp.46+[ii (recto blank)]; green free end-papers. Faint vertical crease, chiefly visible on wrappers; otherwise a nice copy.

One of an issue of 224 copies of a total edition limited to 250.

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CHAMPKIN (Peter). In Another Room. With a foreword by T.R. Henn, C.B.E., M.A., Fellow and Tutor of St. Catharine's College, Cambridge. Linden Press, [9, St. anne's Close,] London [N.6.], 1959. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.60; scarlet cloth, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy.

Signed by the author on the front end-paper.

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CHANDLER (William). Thirteen Eighty One. An English Tragedy. [Colophon:] Stylus Press. Printed and Published by H. Biskeborn of 21 Rednall Terrace, Hammersmith, London, W., N.D. [1927]. Initial blank; woodcut title-page and facing leaf after the manner of William Morris, the facing leaf with border and large historiated initial; the text throughout printed in black and red; colophon leaf with large woodcut, and conjugate blank, duplicated at end, the blanks forming the end-papers; yellow-green flecked with blue-green boards, flat back, paper label printed in black on front cover; a.e. uncut. Fine unopened copy in printed wax-paper dust-wrapper, this slightly embrowned.

A presentation copy with the author's signed holograph limitation and presentation inscriptions on the initial blank. Hand-set, hand-printed, and hand-bound. One of an edition limited to only 166 numbered copies [on ordinary paper]. A beautiful volume, showing very much the influence of William Morris, to whose memory the book is dedicated, and aptly combining design and subject-matter. As the title implies, the play is about the Wat Tyler rebellion of 1381. In a note preceding the text the author claims to have restricted his vocabulary to modernised versions of words current at that date.

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CHENNEVIERE (Georges). Ode a [sic] Jaurès. Prix: 0 fr. 50. Édité par Les Fêtes du Peuple, Paris 1920. One quarter sheet 16mo, unsewn; issued unbound; t.e uncut; French folded tissue dust-wrapper over title-page and last leaf. Fine copy.

A scarce and very delicate production, in fine state.

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CHESSON (Nora). Dirge for Aoine and other Poems. WITH: A dead girl to her lover and Other poems. WITH: Jack O'Lanthorn and other Poems. WITH: The happy maid and other Poems. WITH: The waiting widow and other Poems. Alston Rivers Ltd., 1906. 5 Vols., uniform, dull greyish green wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in bright blue with the general title ‘Selected poems By Nora Chesson. Volume I [II, III, IV, V].' and the imprint; issued without end-papers; enclosed, as published, in a dull grey green paper covered card slip case printed in black on front and with white paper spine label. Slip-case repaired at bottom edge; one half-title chipped due, evidently, to an original binding fault; otherwise an extremely fine set. Rare thus.

The first volume includes a biographical notice by W.H. Chesson, who edited the series, and a six page ‘Introductory' by Ford Madox Hueffer (later Ford).

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CHESTERTON (G.K.). The wild knight. Fourth Edition With Additional Poems. J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., 1914. Sm.sq.8vo; photogravure frontispiece with tissue guard; title-page printed in red and black; quarter parchment ruled blind, lettered gilt on spine, grey board sides; t.e.g., others uncut. Covers a little marked and dusty; very slight marginal embrowning of text; otherwise a fine copy.

Sullivan 2 refers. The portrait frontispiece and three poems are here first published.

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CHESTERTON (Gilbert Keith). Poems. Burns & Oates, Ltd., 28 Orchard Street, London, W., 1915. F'cap 8vo; photogravure portrait frontispiece printed in sepia, with tissue guard; colophon leaf, followed by 8pp. integral advertisements, and blank, at end; scarlet coarse buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Very slight mottling of covers; otherwise a fine copy of a difficult title.

Sullivan, 37. Printed on mould-made paper at the Chiswick Press. All of the poems are here either first published or first collected.

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CHESTERTON (G.K.). Magic: A fantastic comedy. Martin Secker, Number five John Street, Aldelphi, N.D. [1920]. Med.8vo; pp.72; blue boards, paper spine label; fore- and lower- edges uncut; text-paper end-papers. Slight fading/damp-marking of boards; otherwise a nice copy.

One of an edition printed on Japon paper limited to 150 signed and numbered copies. The first limited edition. Sullivan, 30 refers.

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CHESTERTON (Gilbert Keith). The Ballad of St. Barbara And other verses. Cecil Palmer, Oakley House, Bloomsbury Street, 1922. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; final blank; quarter very dark brown buckram lettered gilt on spine, white board sides printed in black, yellow, and reddish brown; t.e. yellow, others uncut. Spine very slightly faded, and boards a little worn on edges; otherwise fine.

Sullivan 54.

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CHESTERTON (G.K.). The judgement of Dr. Johnson: A comedy In three acts. Foreword by G.C. Martindale, S.J. Sheed & Ward, 31 Paternoster Row, 1927. Two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; brown buckram, blocked blind, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on front cover, lettered and ruled gilt on spine. Gilt oxydised on spine; slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy.

Sullivan, 73, variant C: this variant agrees with the British Library deposit copy, date-stamped in the month of publication. Issued in October 1927 as No.IV in the Readers' Theatre series at 2s. 6d. in wrappers, and 3s. 6d. in cloth.

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CHESTERTON (G.K.). The collected Poems. Cecil Palmer, 1927. Blank before half-title; imprint leaf at end; quarter parchment ruled gilt on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, batik boards; t.e.g., others uncut. Near-fine copy in slip-case.

One of an edition limited to 350 numbered copies signed by the author. Printed on Abbey Mills hand-made paper at the Arden Press. Sullivan (and Supt.), 69. [1982].

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CHESTERTON (G.K.). [Cover title:] The grave of Arthur. Drawings by Celia Fiennes. [On back wrapper:] Published by Faber & Faber Limited, N.D. [1930]. One half-sheet cr.8vo, sewn into reddish mauve self-wrappers, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, printed on front and back wrapper in black, and folded over blank outer leaves; one illustration on cover, printed in black, one on p.[3], printed in black, green, blue, and brown. Fine copy.

Printed at The Curwen Press. Uncorrected Proof Copy, differing from the published version by having the back wrapper unnumbered, the green of the frontispiece somewhat darker, and in respect of one verbal change. Cf. Sullivan 84.

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CHESTERTON (G.K.). The surprise. With a Preface by Dorothy L. Sayers. Sheed and Ward, 1952. Light green boards lettered very dark green on front cover. Nice copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Sullivan 109.

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CHOPIN (Henri). Le dernier roman du monde (Histoire d'un Chef occidental ou oriental), 1961. [On colophon leaf:] Ed. Cyanuur, 1970. Sq.4to format (204 x 204mm), perfect bound; blank and leaf bearing select bibliography precede title-page; half-title not called for; one leaf with tipped on tissue; one large folding leaf printed in blue on recto, blank on verso; five leaves printed in orange on recto, blank on verso; one page printed in orange and black; blank, followed by leaf of notes, colophon leaf, and blank at end; glazed white card wrappers, printed in brown and black, the back wrapper folded to form a pocket containing a 45 r.p.m. record in a protective cellophane sleeve; issued without end-papers. Slight marking of wrappers, otherwise a fine copy, the record unplayed.

One of an issue limited to 1,100 numbered copies from a total edition of 1,151, the present copy being in fact unnumbered. The volume includes a poem by Pierre Albert-Birot and an afterword by Arlette Albert-Birol. The audio-poem on the record dates from 1957. Concrete poetry, plus some conventional text.

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CHOPIN (Henri). The Cosmographical Lobster: A poetic novel. Gaberbocchus, [42a, Formosa Street, London, W.9.,] 1976. Med.8vo, printed on toned paper; final page advertisements; pp.39+[i]; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black and red; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

The first edition in English of a work published in French in 1966. Translated by Jean Chopin, the poet's wife.

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CHRISTIE (Agatha). The hollow. A Play in Three Acts. Samuel French Limited, 1952. Demy 8vo; one plate, one diagram on text-paper; buff wrappers, cut flush, front wrapper printed in black and olive brown; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.



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CHRISTIE (Agatha). Witness For the prosecution. A Play in Three Acts. Samuel French Limited, 1954. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; one plate; light blue wrappers, cut flush, front wrapper printed in dark blue and red; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.

[1982].

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CHRISTIE (Agatha). The Unexpected guest: A Play in Two Acts. Samuel French, N.D. [c.1960]. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; one inserted plate, one diagram on text-paper; pp.[iv]+74+[ii (Effects Plot leaf)]; light blue wrappers, printed in dark blue and dark red on front wrapper; issued without end-papers. Wrappers creased, and a little scuffed; internally very nice.

Hubin, p.82 is wrong in giving the date of publication as 1958. The copyright notice reads: ‘(C) Unpublished, by Agatha Christie 1958'. The British Library deposit copy was received February 1960.

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CHURCH (Richard). The pocket poets. Richard Church. Edward Hulton, 1959. Narrow post 8vo; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black. Fine copy.

Includes three poems previously uncollected.

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CLARK (Leonard). The lion. Leonard Clark, Christmas 1945. Single sheet, folded, printed with a twelve line poem; folded once, as issued. Fine copy.

With the author's presentation inscription beneath the imprint. Issued as a Christmas greeting.

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CLARK (Leonard). Rhandanim. Poem by Leonard Clark; Drawings by Iris Allam. The Salamander Press, [Leeds], 1945. Frontispiece and two drawings, on text paper; issued without half-title or true end-papers, the limitation certificate and printer's imprint on front paste-down; cream boards, front board lettered in red. Near fine copy in dust-wrapper.

One of a total edition of 250 copies, this being one of fifty copies not for sale. Presentation copy from the author, signed by both the author and the illustrator, and inscribed by the author, on the first blank page; with, additionally, a letter from the author, sent with the volume, though of a personal nature, loosely laid in. Laid in also is the publisher's flyer advertising the volume. The first publication of The Salamander Press.

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CLARK (Leonard). The mirror And other poems. Introduction by Walter de la Mare. Allan Wingate, 1948. Demy 8vo; pp.64; grey cloth, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The author's own copy, from his library, and bearing his bookplate on the front paste-down

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CLARK (Leonard). The mirror And other poems. Introduction by Walter de la Mare. Allan Wingate, 1948. Demy 8vo; pp.64; grey cloth lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in slightly browned dust-wrapper having a single small tear.

Presentation copy from the author, with his signed holograph inscription on the front end-paper.

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CLARK (Leonard). The mirror And other poems. Introduction by Walter de la Mare. Allan Wingate, 1948. Demy 8vo; pp.64; grey cloth, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy.



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CLARK (Leonard). Poem for Christmas 1956. Highgate, 1956. Single sheet, folded once; last page blank. Fine copy.

The word ‘Greetings' has been added on the title-page in the author's hand.

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CLARK (Leonard). Secret as Toads. Chatto & Windus, 1972. Narrow demy 8vo; two blanks at end; pp.[44]+[iv]; white boards printed on front in yellow and shades of green, down spine and on back cover in dark green and lime green. Fine copy.

Issued without a dust-wrapper. The first title in the series ‘Chatto Poets for the Young' published under the general editorship of Clark.

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COBBING (Bob). [No title, no place, no printer, no date! [?c.1963] Text based on combinations of:] SA XL NV XS DK. One leaf f'cap 4to format, printed on one side only, laid down into plain black card wrappers. Fine. Probably quite scarce!

Published by Writer's Forum, this and the author's name being added in ms. at the inner margin in Cobbing's holograph. Probably printed by the author. Concrete poem.

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COBBING (Bob). Chamber music. Futura 19, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, [Stuttgart, Germany,] 1967. Single sheet royal, printed on one side of the paper only, folded to 8vo size, as issued. Very nice copy.

‘Score of poem for six or twelve voices or for electronic treatment in homage to James Joyce.'

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COBBING (Bob). [Cover title:] Whississippi: A whisper Piece by Bob Cobbing. July '69, W[riter's] F[orum]. One gathering sm.f'cap 4to, wire-stitched into white card wrappers, cut flush, printed inside and out in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

The fourth in a series of ‘Whisper Pieces' produced on Swedish Radio in April 1969.

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COBBING (Bob). [Cover title:] Number Structures. [On back cover:] Writers Forum, Stockholm, 1977. One 8vo gathering A5 format, wire stitched into lemon card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; each pair of leaves printed on one side of the paper only; issued without end-papers.



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COBBING (Bob). Bill jubobe: Selected texts of Bob Cobbing, 1942-1975. Selected by Bob cobbing & sean ohuigin. The Coach House Press, [on colophon: 401 (rear) Huron Street, Toronto, Canada,] 1976. Square format (147mm x 155mm), perfect bound; epigraph leaf precedes title; half-title not called for; two leaves Index with colophon on verso of second, at end; sixty leaves, unpaginated (despite the Index, which gives page numbers!); white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in dull blue and scarlet, on inside back wrapper in black. Fine copy.

Signed by the author on the title-page. Concrete poetry, some here first published. The first major collection of Cobbing's texts. One of an edition limited to 750 copies.

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COBBING (Bob). Bob jubile: Selected texts of Bob Cobbing, 1944-1990. Selected by Bob cobbing & jennifer pike. A New River Project [facing title: 89A Petherton Road,] 1990. Square format (150mm x 155mm), perfect bound; epigraph leaf precedes title; half-title not called for; 3pp. Index at end; sixty leaves, unpaginated (despite the Index, which gives page numbers!); white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in orange and dark brown, inside in black. Fine copy.

Signed by the author on the title-page. Concrete poetry. One of an edition limited to 750 copies.

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COBBING (Bob). [Cover title:] Shrieks & hisses: noitibihxE [on colophon leaf:] First published by Etruscan Books, 1999, 24a Fore Street, Buckfastleigh, South Devonshire. Sq.square 8vo (6" x 6"), unpaginated, 64pp.; half-title not called for; pseudo-title, followed by 2pp. introduction by Nicholas Johnson; last page bearing colophon; white card wrappers, cut flush, glazed outside and printed in black, red, and, purple, on inside back wrapper with biographical notice by Cobbing himself, and reviews (including one by Lee Harwood); issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper.

Signed by Bob Cobbing at the foot of the first page. The last line on p.[2] contains an erratum, the first ‘of' being redundant: probably as always. According to the pseudo-title issued as volume sixteen of Cobbing's Collected Poems. Printed in Exeter. Concrete poetry.

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COBBING (Bob). Kob bok: Selected texts of Bob cobbing, 1948 - 1999 Selected by Bob cobbing & jennifer pike. Etruscan Books, 1999 [on limitation page:] 24a Fore Street, Buckfastleigh, South Devonshire. Sq.square 8vo (6" x 6"), unpaginated, 120pp.; half-title not called for; epigraph leaf with limitation, etc., on verso precedes title; 3pp. index at end; turquoise card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in dull dark green, on inside back wrapper in black with notes on concrete poetry by Cobbing, Dom Sylvester Houédard, and Sten Hanson; end-papers not called for; issued without a dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

Signed by Bob Cobbing on the title-page. One of an edition limited to 750 copies. Line on 9 on the last page of the Index contains an erratum, ‘Moise' for ‘Noise': probably as always. The Index is a curiosity, given the absence of pagination! Concrete poetry.

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COBBING (Bob). Members Only. [On verso of title-page:] Writers Forum, 89a Petherton Road, London N5 2QT, July 30th 2000. One gathering, double super-roy.8vo, wire-stitched as a single gathering into white thin card wrappers, printed outside in black; uncut fore-edges; end-papers not called for; issued without a dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

Signed by the author on the verso of the title-page. Issued in celebration of Cobbing's eightieth birthday. The 999th book published by Writer's Forum. Concrete poetry.

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COLERIDGE (Mary E.). Poems. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1908. Sm.f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; imprint leaf at end; green buckram, blocked blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Gilt slightly rubbed on corner of front cover; otherwise a very nice copy.

Includes a Preface by Henry Newbolt, occupying pp.v-xii. This is dated ‘Nov.6, 1907'. The front end-paper bears two inscriptions, in different hands, the first, dated ‘New Year's Day 1908' being a presentation inscription signed ‘from M.N. & H.' The back end-paper bears a poem subscribed ‘unpublished/Copied May 24. 1910'. The last two inscriptions appear to be in the hand of Henry Newbolt. The first is presumably in that of Margaret, his wife.

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COLERIDGE (Mary E.). Poems. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1908. Sm.f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title in this copy excised, apparently before binding; imprint leaf at end; green buckram, blocked blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Slight foxing of end-papers; otherwise a very nice copy.

Includes a Preface by Henry Newbolt, occupying pp.v-xii.

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COLLIS (Maurice). White Of Mergen. Faber & Faber, 1945. Portrait frontispiece by Feliks Topolski; printed on cream paper; red cloth lettered gilt down spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut; cream end-papers. Covers somewhat darkened as usual, otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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CONGDON (Kirby). [Cover title:] Conch. [Back cover:] Crank Books, New York. Tall narow 8vo; single sheet, once folded, pasted into yellow wrappers; wrappers printed in red. Nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 150 numbered copies.

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CONN (Stewart). An Ear to the Ground. Hutchinson of London, 1972. Lge.post 8vo; orange wrappers, cut flush, printed in black; issued without free end-papers. Spine and parts of back wrapper faded; otherwise a fine copy.



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CONNOR (Tony). The Memoirs of Uncle Harry. Poems. Oxford University Press, 1974. Final blank; white wrappers printed in brown and orange. Ownership inscription on half-title; otherwise near fine.

[1982].

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CONQUEST (Robert). Between Mars and Venus. Hutchinson of London, 1962. Pp.64; charcoal cloth-textured boards lettered pale blue and silver down spine. Very nice copy in dust-wrapper with two or three small chips.



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CONQUEST (Robert). Arias from a Love Opera And other poems. Macmillan, 1969. Blank before half-title; white wrappers printed in blue and green. Very nice copy.

Second issue, with price 8s 6d net on back wrapper obscured by a publishers' sticker reading ‘45p / 9s net'.

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CONRAD (Joseph). One day more. A play in one act. The Beaumont Press, January 1919. Portrait of the author by Will. Rothenstein on drab paper, followed by two blanks, precedes half-title; title-page, business leaves, first leaf of text, and colophon leaf printed in red and black; cream coarse buckram spine with white label printed in blue, patterned boards, white label printed in blue and yellow on front board; a.e. uncut. A near-fine copy.

One of an issue limited to 250 copies on Head's hand-made paper, of a total edition of 274 copies, this copy being unnumbered. According to a flyer for the book tipped lightly onto the front end-paper, the book was actually intended for issue in March. With the bookplate of Pickford Waller on the front paste-down. The sixth book issued by the Beaumont Press. Smith, p.111. The first published edition, following an edition of twenty-five copies printed privately by Clement Shorter in 1917.

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CONRAD (Joseph). Laughing Anne & One day more. Two Plays. With an Introduction by John Galsworthy. John Castle, 7 Henrietta Street, Strand, 1924. 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end; diagonally fine ribbed green cloth, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Very light foxing of edges, first and last two leaves, and one leaf of advertisements; otherwise an extremely fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The first trade and first collected edition of both plays. Smith, p.111. A large part of Galsworthy's Introduction is taken up by a lengthy quotation from a letter written to him by Conrad about the dramatisation of ‘The Secret Agent', the whole of this Introduction being here first published.

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[CONRAD (Joseph)]. The book of Job: A satirical comedy By Bruno Winawer. Translated by Joseph Conrad. London and Toronto, J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1931. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.xvi+143+[i (printer's imprint)]; grey-blue fine linen ruled and blocked blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. very dark green. Edges foxed, prelims. slightly so; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper. Scarce.

Conrad translated the play in 1921, and it is here first published in book form (preceded by an appearance in Poland in a magazine). Besides Conrad's ‘translation', which is idiomatic rather than literal, the volume includes a brief Introduction (unsigned) and the text of a ‘vital letter' from Conrad to Winawer, detailing his aims in the translation. Smith, p.112.

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COOK (Stanley). Form photograph. Phoenix Pamphlet Poets, [on verso of title-page:] Chorlton, Manchester, 1971. One gathering, lge.12mo, wire stitched into glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.



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COOLIDGE (Susan). Last Verses. Boston, Little, Brown, and Company, 1906. Blank before half-title; title-page printed in red and black; integral advertisement leaf and blank at end; vertically ribbed green cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Name on front end-paper, otherwise a fine copy.



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COPE (Wendy). Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis. Faber and faber, London, Boston, 1986. Extra cr.8vo format, perfect bound; blank before half-title, five at end; pp.69+[xi]; textured white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in yellow and brown. Fine copy.

We were tempted to say £100.00 - but that might have been misconstrued as satire! Also issued simultaneously in hard-cover.

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COPPARD (A.E.). Cherry ripe. Poems. The Tintern Press, 19 / 35. Super roy.8vo; three blanks before half-title, the first two serving as end-papers, the third bearing Coppard's signature; title-page printed in cerise, black, and green, the titles to the poems throughout printed alternately in green or cerise, the text and illustrations in black; inserted leaf of text-paper bearing wood-engraving precedes first poem; twenty-one illustrations on integral leaves, all included in the pagination; colophon on verso of last text leaf, followed by two blanks; pp.[12]+[ii]+5-47+[i]+[4]; diagonally cut three quarter sea-green silk rep, figured dark green, the remaining quarter (large top corner of front cover, lower corner of back cover) being of light cerise silk rep figured dark cerise, the figuring giving in both cases the effect of complex diagonal stripes, leather label lettered gilt down flat spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut; non-integral back end-papers of text-paper. Leather of label a trifle chipped, not affecting lettering; some off-setting and shadowing through of illustrations; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

One of 150 copies in fabric of a total edition of 160 numbered copies (ten being issued in leather), type-set and printed by hand on hand-made paper by Vincent Stuart at Brockweir, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, in November 1935, this copy also being signed by the author. The wood engravings are by Sylvia Marshall.

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CORNFORD (Frances). On a calm shore. Poems by Frances Cornford Designs by Christopher Cornford. [Privately printed,] Cambridge, 1960. Demy 8vo; pp.96; half-title not called for; double-spread illustrated title-page, and numerous illustrations on text-paper, printed in colours; white boards printed in black and green with a design by Christopher Cornford, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Extreme ends of spine a trifle darkened; slight foxing of edges; otherwise a very nice copy in torn glassine dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 150 numbered copies (this marked ‘Out of series'), set up and printed by hand at the Saint Nicolas Press Cambridge. An interesting visual/verbal experiment, which we think successful. As Frances Cornford explains it in her Preface: ‘The coloured designs are not intended to be direct illustrations of the text. Partly they are there as invitations to the reader to pause between one short poem and the next, so that each has a chance of making its separate small impression: but more essentially they are a sort of obbligato of imagery evoked by my verses in the imagination of an artist of another generation.'

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[CORVO (Fr. [William] Rolfe, Baron).]. The Play of Hadrian VII. [By] Peter Luke. Based on Hadrian the Seventh And other works by Fr. Rolfe (Baron Corvo). André Deutsch, 1968. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

With a T.L.S. from the author dated ‘13 Nov 68' to the bibliographer and collector of Alexandre Dumas, Douglas Munro, loosely laid in.

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COTTON (John). [Cover title:] Keepsake poem 16. Roman Wall. A Poem. With a Lithograph by Rigby Graham. 1973, The Keepsake Press [Inside back cover:] 26 Sydney Road, Richmond, Surrey, 1973. F'cap 4to, 4pp., pasted into laid bright lime green wrappers; full colour lithograph occupying left-hand panel of centre spread, faced by text; in original printed white envelope. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 180 copies.

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COTTON (John). Kilroy Was here: Poems 1970-74. Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1975. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in black and brown; pp.48; white glazed card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in red; issued without end-papers. Very nice.

Publisher's file copy, with internal memorandum to this effect, dated 13/2/75, loosely laid in.

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COVENTRY (R.G.T.). Poems. London, Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1907. Roy.16mo, in half sheets; bevelled navy blue rough buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Two pin holes in corner of back end-paper where three leaves of brief critical notes by an early reader are attached; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed on hand-made paper. The attached notes are headed ‘Poems: R.G. Coventry. Elkin Mathews. May 14. 1906 [sic]'. They could conceivably relate to a publisher's reader's report.

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COWARD (Noel). Chelsea buns By Hernia Whittlebot. Edited by Noel Coward. With an introduction by Gaspard Pustontin. Hutchinson & Co., Paternoster Row, N.D. [1924]. Half-tone frontispiece; blank at end; pp.45+[iii]; quarter black buckram, cloth textured pale pink boards printed with a pattern in pink, green, and gold; white label printed in black on front cover; lower edges uncut. Nice copy.

A skit on Edith Sitwell. NCBEL, 4: 925

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COWARD (Noel). The vortex: A play in three acts. Ernest Benn Limited, 8 Bouverie Street, E.C.4, 1925 [i.e. 1924]. Double imp.8vo; advertisement leaf followed by two blanks at end; blue buckram, paper label on spine and front cover. Poor quality paper slightly embrowned throughout, particularly in margins; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as Volume XIX of Benn's ‘Contemporary British Dramatists'. The front end-paper bears an inscription dated ‘Dec 23. 1924'.

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COWARD (Noel). Fallen angels: A comedy in three acts. London: Ernest Benn Limited, 8 Bouverie Street, E.C.4, 1925. Double imp.8vo; 3pp. integral publisher's advertisements, verso of second leaf blank, followed by two blanks at end serving as end-papers; pp.88+[iii]+[1]+[iv]; orange cloth-textured wrappers with flaps, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, printed black on front wrapper and up spine; front end-papers of text-paper. Paper of spine darkened and a little worn; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as Volume XXV of Benn's ‘Contemporary British Dramatists'.

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COWARD (Noel). The queen was in The parlour: A romance in three acts. Ernest Benn Limited, Bouverie House, Fleet Street, 1926. Imp.16mo in half sheets; two blanks before half-title, serving as end-papers; advertisement leaf at end; blue buckram, paper label on spine and front cover. Spine label slightly rubbed; one pair of leaves opened a trifle roughly; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as Volume L of Benn's ‘Contemporary British Dramatists'.

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COWARD (Noel). The marquise. A comedy in three acts. Ernest Benn Limited, 1927. Two blanks before half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements followed by blank at end; orange linen-grain paper self-wrappers printed in black. Wrappers slightly rubbed and dusty; name and date on front blank; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as Vol.LIII of ‘Benn's Contemporary British Dramatists'.

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COWARD (Noel). Home chat; Sirocco; "This was a man". Three Plays with a Preface by Noel Coward. Martin Secker, 1928. Blank before half-title; coarse unglazed fawn buckram, paper label. Slight foxing of end-papers; initial blank and final leaf of text embrowned; otherwise a near-fine copy in a slightly rubbed and frayed dust-wrapper.



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COWARD (Noel). Post-mortem: A Play in Eight Scenes. William Heinemann Ltd, 1931. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; blank at end; violet buckram, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Spine slightly faded, and slight foxing of edges; otherwise a nice copy in embrowned and slightly chipped and fragile dust-wrapper.



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COWARD (Noel). Cavalcade. William Heinemann Ltd, 1932. Blank before half title; title page printed in red and black; frontispiece and twenty three plates from photographs of the stage production; yellow cloth blocked and lettered green, red, and black on spine and front cover, blocked with publisher's device green on back cover. Spine and edges of covers a little faded; otherwise a fine copy.



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COWARD (Noel). Point valaine. A Play in Three Acts. William Heinemann Ltd., 1935. Initial and final blanks; purple buckram, lettered gilt on spine. Very slight fading of spine; inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a near-fine copy in slightly chipped and browned dust-wrapper. A scarce title.



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COWARD (Noel). Blithe spirit: An Improbable Farce in Three Acts. William Heinemann Ltd, 1942. Light violet buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover. Slight fading of spine, severe at extreme ends; very slight foxing of edges; otherwise a nice copy in slightly frayed and chipped dust-wrapper.



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COWARD (Noel). "Peace in our time" A Play in Two Acts and Eight Scenes. William Heinemann Ltd, London::Toronto, 1947. Blank before half-title; pp.[x]+106; quarter purple fine buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, turquoise fine linen-textured boards blocked with publisher's device blind on back board. Spine slightly faded; very slight foxing of top-edges; otherwise a fine copy.

First produced at the Theatre Royal, Brighton, on July 15th, 1947, and in London on July 22nd, 1947, at the Lyric Theatre.

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COWARD (Noël). Relative values. a Light Comedy in Three Acts. William Heinemann Ltd, 1952. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.[viii]+111+[i (blank)]; navy blue buckram, blocked blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy.

From the library of theatre critic John Trewin and his wife, with their neat ink ownership inscription on the front end-paper.

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COWARD (Noel). Nude with violin: A Light Comedy in Three Acts. Samuel French Limited, 1956. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; one plate; one diagram in text; final blank; light sky-blue wrappers, cut flush, printed in reddish brown and dark blue on front cover, dark blue down spine; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Issued as French's Acting Edition No.674. Published at 6s net.

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COWARD (Noel). Look after Lulu! Based on ‘Occupe-toi d'Amelie' By Georges Feydeau. Heinemann, London Melbourne Toronto, 1959. Half-tone frontispiece; pp.[viii]+120; bright blue beaded fine linen textured boards, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered silver down spine. Very slight foxing of top-edges; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper with unobtrusive quarter inch chip on back panel.

First produced in London on 29th July, 1959, at the Royal Court Theatre.

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COWARD (Noel). Waiting in The wings. A play in three acts. Heinemann, London Melbourne Toronto, 1960. Blank before half-title; half-tone frontispiece; two blanks at end; pp.[xii]+111+[v]; silver grey cloth textured boards, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered gilt down spine. Very slight foxing of top-edges; otherwise a fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

From the librtary of theatre critic J.C. Trewin, and bearing the ownership inscription of him and his wife on the front end-paper. The play was first produced in London at the Duke of York's Theatre on 7th September, 1960.

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CRANE (Stephen). [Cover title:] A Lost Poem. [On p.4:] [Privately printed] For the friends of Harvey Taylor, Harvard Press, New York, N.D. [1932]. Roy.16mo, one quarter sheet of cream paper watermarked Strathmore Wayside Text, printed on one side only; half-title not called for; uncut edges; issued unsewn, and without wrappers or end-papers. Faint mark on blank last page where small label has been removed; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to only 100 copies, numbered and signed by Harvey Taylor. Blanck, 4105. Blanck's description is misleading. For ‘pages' read ‘leaves', and for ‘p.<2>' consequently read ‘p.<4>'!

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CRAVEN (Scott). Poems in Divers Keys. London: Grant Richards, 48 Leicester Square, W.C., 1904. Imp.16mo in half sheets; blank before half-title; pp.[4]+[viii]+52; four line Errata slip tipped in before first page of text; pale green streaked linen-effect mid-green cloth, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Nice copy.

Includes two interesting (and in their time much praised) poems in the Cockney dialect.

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CROFT-COOKE (Rupert). Songs of a Sussex Tramp. The Vine Press, Steyning, 1922. Limitation leaf precedes half-title; title-page and imprint leaf at end printed in red and black, and with vignette; quarter cream cloth lettered gilt down spine, lighter cream boards, front board printed in red and black; uncut edges. Slight wear to corners; inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 600 numbered copies printed on toned antique laid paper. The author's scarce first book.

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CRONIN (Anthony). 41 sonnet-poems 82. [On verso of title-page:] Raven Arts Press [31 North Frederick Street, Dublin 1, Republic of Ireland,] 1981. Sq.8vo; pp.47+[i (blank)]; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; end-papers not called for. Slight darkening of wrappers, but a near-fine copy.

First edition, issue in soft covers. In this copy the number to p.33 is lacking: state or issue significance, if any, not determined.

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CROSBY (Harry). Red Skeletons By Harry Crosby. Illustrated by Alastair. Editions Narcisse, 2 Eue Cardinale 2, Paris, 1927. Med.4to; blank precedes half-title; blank follows title leaf; nine full-page illustrations on text-paper, tipped-in, each with a tissue guard printed in red; colophon leaf with copyright notice on verso, precedes leaf bearing printer's imprint on recto, and text-paper blank, at end; printed throughout in red and black, including the illustrations; unpaginated, [48]+[ii]+[i]+[i]pp., excluding the illustrations; cream laid-paper wrappers, French-folded, printed in red and black on sides, spine blank; fore- and lower- edges uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers a little dusty, very lightly stained, and with unobtrusive restorations to paper at head and tail of spine, extending at bottom a half an inch or less onto sides, and not affecting printed areas; internally fine.

One of 333 copies "sur vergé de Hollande Van Gelder Zonen" from a total printing of 370. (There were also thirty-three copies on Japon Impérial and four copies "hors-commerce sur divers papiers"). Poems inspired by Oscar Wilde, Baudelaire, and the decadents. The volume is oversized, and seldom seen to-day, as here, in its original dress.

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CROWLEY (Aleister). A Spring Snowstorm in Wastdale. The Sceptre Press, Rushden, Northamptonshire, June 1974. One half sheet lge.12mo; blank at front and back; half-title not called for; wire stitched into purple self-wrappers, front wrapper printed in black. Fine copy.

No.21 of a total edition limited to 150 numbered copies. The first issue. Later copies have an inserted slip giving the date of Crowley's birth ('October, 12th, 1875') together with a statement that the apparent misprint ‘death' for ‘birth' on the limitation page is not in fact a misprint: early purchaser's having evidently missed the point.

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CROWLEY (Mart). The Boys In the Band. Secker & Warburg, 1968. Double cr.16mo; two blanks at end; light blue green linen grain boards, ruled, blocked, and lettered silver down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition of the author's first play.

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CROZIER (Andrew). Pleats. Great Works Editions, [25 Portland Road, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire,] 1975. Short super roy.8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; 50pp. unpaged, perfect bound; plain white card wrappers; white dust-wrapper printed in black, green and red; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

One of an issue of 375 of a total edition limited to 400 copies. Printed in Cambridge.

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CULLEN (Countee). Copper sun. With decorations by Charles Cullen. Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York, 1927. Numerous illustrations on text-paper; final blank; quarter black glazed cloth, multicoloured decorated boards, pale green label printed in dark blue on spine, and front cover; t.e. orange, fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Very nice copy.



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CUMBERLEGE (Marcus). Oases. Anvil Press Poetry, [Northwood, Middx.], 1968. 28pp. 8vo, wire stitched as a single gathering; white wrappers printed in black and red.

[1982].

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CURTIS (Simon). Mrs Paine and other poems. [On verso of title-page:] Published April 1978 by North West Arts, [Manchester]. Imp.16mo format; leaf of grey paper and imprint leaf precede title-page; leaf of grey paper at end; pp.32, unpaginated; wire-stitched into plain white thin card wrappers; dust-wrapper printed in black; errata slip loosely laid in, as issued. Fine copy.



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D'AGUIAR (Fred). Mama Dot. Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press, London, 1985. Extra cr.8vo format, perfect bound; pp.48; white wrappers, cut flush, printed in light purple on sides and spine, in black on front wrapper; made up without end-papers. Fine copy.

Uncorrected Proof so designated on the the front wrapper. Printed on proofing paper. The Guyanese author's first book. D'Aguiar was awarded the Minority Rights Group Award in 1983, and the T.S. Eliot Prize in 1984.

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DALY (Hugh). A garden idyll And other poems. With frontispiece By F.M. McCubbin. Published by Alexander McCubbin, 152 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, N.D. [c.1920]. Double cr.8vo, wire-stabbed; blank before half-title, serving as free end-paper; full colour frontispiece laid on to captioned verso of half-title; two full-page illustrations on text-paper; erratum slip tipped on to p.[20]; drab self-wrappers over heavy boards. In general a nice copy.

The text contains a number of corrections in ms., presumably in the author's hand.

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DANE (Clemence [i.e., Winifred Ashton]). Mariners. William Heinemann Ltd., 1927. light blue fine linen grain cloth, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, ruled blind, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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DANE (Clemence [i.e., Winifred Ashton]). Adam's opera. The text of a play by Clemence Dane Set to music By Richard Addinsell. William Heinemann Ltd., 1928. Blank before half-title; deep pink linen grain cloth blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, ruled gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine and front cover. Near fine copy in dusty and slightly marked dust-wrapper with one small tear.



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