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.

DANIEL (Yuli). Signature series. Prison poems By Yuli Daniel Translated by David Burg and Arthur Boyars. Calder and Boyars, London, 1971. Extra cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.77+[i (blank)]+[ii]; pale grey fine linen textured boards, lettered gilt down spine. Edges of boards very slightly embrowned; otherwise a fine copy in slightly darkened dust-wrapper.

Dual language text, the Russian and English appearing on facing pages. Issued as Signature [volume] 12.

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DAVIDSON (John). Testaments. No.I. The testament Of a vivisector. No.II. The testament Of a man forbid. No.III. The testament of An empire-builder. Grant Richards, 1901-2. 3 Vols.; grey paper wrappers, the front wrappers printed in black and red; a.e. uncut. Volumes one and three near fine; the second volume extremely fine in slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper; an unopened set.

It is something of a surprise to find that volumes such as these, issued in wrappers, should ever have been provided with dust-wrappers. They were, the dust-wrappers exactly duplicating the wrappers that lie beneath. CBEL, III, p.337.

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DAVIDSON (John). A Queen's romance. A version of Victor Hugo's "Ruy Blas" Written for Lewis Waller. Grant Richards, 1904. 3pp. inserted advertisements on text paper, at end; salmon red linen grain cloth lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e.g., lower-edges rough trimmed. Fine.

Printed at the Chiswick Press. CBEL, III, p.337.

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DAVIDSON (John). Holiday And other poems With a note on poetry. E. Grant Richards, 1906. F'cap 8vo; leaf blank but for signature (an asterisk) precedes half-title; Erratum slip tipped in before fly-title; pp.[2]+vi+156; purple buckram lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Spine just a trifle faded; a few light pencil notes (v. below); otherwise a very nice copy.

The first issue, the imprint on the spine reading ‘E. GRANT / RICHARDS'. Evidently a review copy, a lengthy review (?from ‘The Times') being tipped on to the front paste-down, the notes being jottings preparatory for this. The volume in which ‘A Runnable Stag' first appeared; interesting also for the note ‘On Poetry', which occupies pp.131 to 156. CBEL, III, p.337.

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D[AVIES] (R[andall Robert Henry].). A Lyttel Booke Of Nonsense. Macmillan & Co. Ld., 1912. Sq.8vo; blank before half-title; woodcut vignette on title and woodcut illustrations on alternate pages throughout, taken from various fifteenth and early sixteenth century sources; final blank; pp.[viii]+153+[i (printer's imprint)]; quarter Holland lettered black up spine, grey boards, the front board printed in black. A very little scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Original limericks.

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D[AVIES] (R[andall Robert Henry].). Less eminent Victorians. Peter Davies, 30 Henrietta Street, W.C., October 1927. Super royal 8vo; final blank; printed throughout on rectos only, each leaf bearing an engraving, from a Victorian source, and a limerick; orange cloth ruled dark brown on front cover and spine, lettered dark brown up spine. Nice in dust-wrapper.

Original limericks.

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DAVIES (William H.). Nature Poems And Others. A.C. Fifield, 44 Fleet Street, E.C., 1908. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; light grey boards printed in black on front cover and down spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fine copy in dust-wrapper. Very scarce thus.



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DAVIES (William H.). Songs of Joy And others. A.C. Fifield, 1911. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; diagonally fine ribbed jade green cloth, ruled blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. A nice copy.



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DAVIES (William H.). Foliage: Various poems. Elkin Mathews, Cork Street, 1913. Sm.f'cap 8vo; pp.64; greyish green linen, streaked lighter green, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; fore-edges rough trimmed. Very slight fading of spine, but a virtually fine copy.

Nelson, 1913.25.

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DAVIES (W.H.). A poet's Alphabet. Jonathan Cape, 1925. Blank before half-title; green batik boards, white spine label printed in green, white label on front cover printed in black and green; fore- and lower- edges uncut. A very nice copy in dust-wrapper.

The title-page vignette and numerous decorations in the text are by Dora M. Batty.

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DAVIES (W.H.). The Song of Love. Jonathan Cape, 1926. Blank before half-title, blank at end; small wood engraved vignette on half-title, and title, wood engraved frontispiece on verso of half-title, wood engraved head and tail piece, all unattributed; pp.61+[iii]; purple and red batik boards, flat spine, paper spine label printed down in purple, paper label on front cover printed in purple and black; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fine copy in dust-wrapper of a delicate book. Scarce thus.



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DAVIES (W.H.). Moss and feather. Drawings by William Nicholson. Faber & Gwyer Ltd., 1928. Illustrated title-page precedes letterpress title-page; one plate, printed in blue, black, green, and red; advertisement leaf at end; pale grey boards blocked and lettered gilt on front cover. Fine copy.

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

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DEBORD (Guy-ernest). [On front cover:] Guy-ernest debord Memoires Structures portantes D'asger jorn, Editions du Phosphore [on first leaf:] 1er mai 1977. Fifty-five single sheets A4 wire-stitched, photocopied on one side only. Nice copy.

First published in Denmark in 1959, this second edition has an added ‘Advertisement to the Reader' written by the publisher. The original edition is rare.

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DE CAMPOS (Augusto). Luxo lixo. Futura 9, 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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DE LA MARE (Walter). Poems. John Murray, 1906. Green cloth blocked gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. A nice copy. Scarce.

The author's third book, and the second published under his own name.

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DE LA MARE (Walter). The listeners And Other Poems. Constable and Company Ltd, 1912. Lge.post 16mo, in half sheets; integral blank before half-title; pp.[2]+x+92; cerise buckram ruled and lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e.g. Slight foxing of end-papers; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and not too badly chipped dust-wrapper. Scarce thus.

Review copy, with the publisher's presentation Copy' stamp in blind on the title-page, together with the pencilled publication price of ‘2/6 n[et]'. First (possibly advance) issue. Most copies had a binder's blank at front and back in addition to the integral blank before the half-title that is present here.

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DE LA MARE (Walter). The listeners And Other Poems. Constable and Company Ltd, 1912. Lge.post 16mo, in half sheets; binder's blank at front and back; cerise buckram ruled and lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e.g. Very nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed presentation slip laid on to the front end-paper. Later issue: early copies were without the binder's blank at front and back.

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DE LA MARE (Walter). The listeners And Other Poems. Constable and Company Ltd, 1912. Lge.post 16mo, in half sheets; binder's blank at front and back; integral blank before half-title; pp.[2]+x+92; cerise buckram ruled and lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e.g. Covers a trifle used; otherwise in general nice. An excellent working copy.

Later issue: early copies were without the binder's blank at front and back.

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DE LA MARE (Walter). Peacock pie: A book of rhymes. Constable and Company Ltd., 1913. Double pott 8vo; final blank; royal blue buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Neat inscription dated ‘June 1913' on front end-paper; otherwise nice.



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DE LA MARE (Walter). Peacock pie: A book of rhymes. Seventh impression. Constable and Company Ltd., 1921. Demy 8vo; final blank; green boards, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Rubber stamp on end-paper; otherwise nice.

Signed by the author on the half-title.

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DE LA MARE (Walter). Motley And other poems. Constable and Company Ltd, 1918. Light green boards ruled and lettered dark green on front cover and spine; uncut edges. Covers worn; nice internally.



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DE LA MARE (Walter). Poems 1901 to 1918. Constable and Company Limited, 1920. 2 Vols.; blank before half-title in each volume; imprint leaf at end of volume two; fawn linen grain cloth blocked blind and gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; uncut edges. Some light foxing, otherwise a very nice set, in the dust-wrappers.



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DE LA MARE (Walter). Poems 1901 - 1918. Constable and Company Limited, 1920. 2 Vols. Gilt dull on spine; one back cover damp-stained; otherwise a very nice set.



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DE LA MARE (Walter). The veil And other poems. Constable and Co. Ltd., 1921. Quarter dark brown buckram, patterned boards, spine label printed in red; a.e. uncut. Very good copy.



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DE LA MARE (Walter). Crossings: A fairy play by Walter de la Mare With music by C. Armstrong Gibbs. W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1923. 6pp. integral advertisements at end; quarter unbleached linen, green leather spine label, pale grey board sides; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Label rubbed; spine lightly foxed, edges of prelims. slightly so; otherwise a very nice copy.



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DE LA MARE (Walter). Poems For Children. London, Constable & Co Ltd, 1930. Final blank; pp.[xxxiv]+264+[ii]; blue patterned sand grain cloth ruled blind on spine and front cover, blocked gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. A fine copy in used dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy with signed inscription and ms. verse in the author's holograph, dated February 1931, on the front end-paper. About twenty of the poems in the volume are here first printed in book form.

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DE LA MARE (Walter). Memory And Other poems. Constable & Co Ltd, 1938. Blank before half-title; vertically ribbed green cloth lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e. green, fore- and lower- edges uncut. A very little light foxing; otherwise a fine copy in slightly embrowned dust-wrapper.



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DE LA MARE (Walter). Memory And Other poems. Constable & Co Ltd, 1938. Blank before half-title; vertically ribbed green cloth lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e. green, fore- and lower- edges uncut. 1938. Prelims., edges, and last few leaves foxed; gilt just a trifle dull on spine; otherwise a fine copy.



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DE LA MARE (Walter). Bells & grass: A book of rhymes. With illustrations by F. Rowland Emett. Faber and Faber Limited, 24 Russell Square London wc1 [sic], October 1941. Lge.post 8vo; illustrated title-page and numerous illustrations on text-paper, some full-page and unbacked, but included in the pagination; two blanks at end; pp.[155]+[iv]; lime green cloth blocked and lettered in black on front cover and spine, lettered lime green through black on spine; lower-edges uncut. Very slight foxing of end-papers; otherwise a fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Rhymes written in 1905 and 1906, and here first published. Included also is a seven-page Introduction by the elderly de la Mare, explaining the origin of this volume. In our experience an uncommon title. The cover design and dust-wrapper are both by Emett.

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DE LA MARE (Walter). Time passes And other poems. Faber and Faber, July 1942. Pink wrappers printed in orange red. Fine copy in chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

Issued in the series Sesame Books.

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DE LA MARE (Walter). The Winnowing Dream. Illustrated by Robin Jacques. Faber and Faber, 1954. Issued without end-papers or half-title; full page illustration printed in yellow, black, and fawn on verso of title-page; imprint on recto of back wrapper; lilac coated wrappers printed in black. Fine copy in printed green envelope, as issued.

Issued as number three of the Ariel Poems (New Series).

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DE LA MARE (Walter). The Winnowing Dream. Illustrated by Robin Jacques. Faber and Faber, 1954. Issued without end-papers or half-title; full page illustration printed in yellow, black, and fawn on verso of title-page; imprint on recto of back wrapper; lilac coated wrappers printed in black. Nice copy.

Issued as number three of the Ariel Poems (New Series).

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DENNIS (C.J.). The songs of A sentimental bloke. With Cover Design and Decorations by Hal Gye And Foreword by Henry Lawson. Sydney, Angus & Robertson Ltd., 89 Castlereagh Street, 1916. Double pott 8vo; numerous illustrations on text-paper; 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue on text-paper at end, dated February 1916; green rough buckram blocked and lettered very dark brown on front cover, lettered very dark brown up spine. Covers a little marked and damp-spotted; end-papers foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

From the library of Olaf Stapledon, with a presentation inscription to him (not from the author) on the front end-paper. Possibly a reprint, though there is no sign of this in the text; the catalogue however advertises the ‘Fifth edition, completing Twenty-fifth Thousand' of this title, so that it is at least a late issue.

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DEVERSON (Jane). [On label]: A Silly Thing To do. [On verso of last panel:] Steam Press, Kensington Church Walk, London W8, 1970. One leaf, 11 x 16 inches folded vertically to form three panels; full height label of text-paper, bearing text and illustration, tipped on to front panel. Fine copy.

Issued in an edition limited to 50 copies only, numbered and signed by the author. Designed and printed by Ralph Steadman on Flake Parchment at Steam Press Kensington.

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DEVI (Tandra). Poems. With Introductory Poem by K.S. Abulasar Hafiz (Jallandhari) And Foreword by J.H. Cousins, D.Litt. Pictorial Impressions by J. Patrick Foulds. Tandra Devi Publications, Tandrashram, Srinagar, Kashmir, 1939. Double lge.med.16mo; blank before half-title; pp.[xxviii]+160; four plates on glazed cream paper; white buckram, blocked with publisher's device black on back cover, lettered black on front cover and spine; publisher's slip of smaller tan glazed paper printed on recto in red, advertising ‘The Collected Poems of Tandra Devi', loosely laid in, as issued. Lettering slightly faded on spine; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription on the front end-paper.

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DE VRIES (Herman). Permutierbarer text. Futura 23, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, [Stuttgart, Germany,] 1967. Single sheet, royal, folded three times as issued, to 8vo size; printed on one side of paper only. A fine copy.

Concrete poetry.

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[DICKENS (Charles)]. A Christmas Carol. An Original Dramatisation Of Dickens' Charming Story By Lucile Blackburn Berry. March Brothers, Publishers, 208, 210, 212 Wright Avenue, Lebanon, Ohio, [on front wrapper:] Copyright, 1915. Sm.cr.8vo format printed on antique toned paper, wire-stitched as a single gathering into glazed tan wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in green; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.42+[ii]. Insignificant closed tear to tail edge of front wrapper; otherwise a fine copy. Very scarce.

Added by rubber stamp on the lower fore-corner of the title-page in this copy are the words ‘Howe Pub. Co. / Ira. Ohio' - which may perhaps be the name either of a co-publisher or a distributor.

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DICKINSON (Emily). Bolts of melody: New poems of Emily Dickinson. Edited by Mabel Loomis Todd And Millicent Todd Bingham. New York and London, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1945. Double demy 16mo; title-page printed in red and black; pp.[xxxii]+352; facsimiles on text paper; deep yellow-green buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; uncut fore-edges. Fine copy in slightly foxed dust-wrapper.

Over 650 poems here first published.

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DICKINSON (Patric). A rift in time. Poems. Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1982. Demy 8vo format, perfect bound; final blank; pp.46+[ii]; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in grey and red; issued without end-papers; 4pp. advertisement for The Poetry Book Society, printed in red on smaller cream paper, loosely laid in, as issued. Fine copy.

A volume in the series Phoenix Living Poets.

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DILKS (T. Bruce). The Adamantine island: A wonder story. Published by David Nutt, [57-59, Long Acre,] 1902. Demy 8vo; pp.32.; green large wrappers, printed black on front and inside covers; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers slightly faded and frayed; outer leaves foxed; otherwise nice.

Signed by the author on the half-title. Fantasy, not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'. Printed in Bridgwater, [Somerset], by Coombs & Dilks.

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DOBELL (Bertram). Rosemary and Pansies. No place, no publisher, 1901. Half-title not called for; leaf of verses precedes title-page; 16pp. blanks at end; pp.[viii]+88+[16]; red coarse buckram, paper spine label printed in black; a.e. uncut. Covers slightly used; internally a very nice copy.

One of an edition of only seventy-five copies printed for private circulation. With a presentation inscription from the author dated Jan 27, 1901. A second edition, of seventy copies, was printed in 1904.

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DOBELL (Bertram). A century of sonnets. London, Published by the Author, 77 Charing Cross Road, 1910. Imp.32mo, signed and gathered in eights; two non-integral blanks before half-title, four at end, all of text-paper; final leaf integral advertisements; pp.viii+102+[ii]; large darker-grey-flecked grey wrappers printed black on front wrapper and up spine; a.e. uncut. In general a nice copy.

Presentation copy from the author, with his signed inscription on the first blank. The first issue, later copies having two blanks at front and only two at back, all of slightly thinner paper than the text.

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DOBSON (Austin). Carmina Votiva And other Occasional Verses. Printed for private circulation, 1901. Imp.16mo in half sheets; two blanks before half-title, two at end; title-page printed in scarlet and black; mottled blue-grey wrappers, printed on front wraper in black; bound up with the wrappers in half brown crushed morocco, spine with five raised bands, matching oil-marbled sides and end-papers, by J. Larkins; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight foxing of binder's blanks; otherwise a fine copy.

One of a total edition limited to 125 copies for England and America, this copy being numbered and signed by the author. Printed at the Chiswick Press, on paper so watermarked. Preserved in the present copy, tipped on to a binder's blank, is a clipping from ‘The Tatler' of 20th November 1901 bearing a poem by Andrew Lang, the dedicatee of the present volume, addressed to Dobson on the occasion of his retirement from the Board of Trade, and read by Augustine Birrell at a dinner given in Dobson's honour.

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DOHL (Reinhard). 4 texte. Futura 4, 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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DOS PASSOS (John). The Garbage man: A Parade with Shouting. Constable & Co Ltd., 1929. Final blank; fawn self-wrappers printed with all-over pattern in red and green, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, folded at fore-edges over outer end-papers (these not pasted down), glazed cream labels printed in blue, on spine and front cover; lower-edges rough trimmed. A nice copy of a scarce title.

The author's first play, written in 1926.

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DOUGLAS (Lord Alfred). The Pongo papers And The Duke of Berwick. Illustrations by David Whitelaw. Greening and Co., Ltd., 1907. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; green cloth blocked with publisher's device in black on back cover, pictorially blocked black and white on front cover, lettered black on front cover and up spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Very slight fading of spine, and two leaves opened a little roughly; otherwise a near fine copy, for the most part unopened.



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DOUGLAS (Lord Alfred). Sonnets. The Academy Publishing Company, 1909. Blank before half-title; final blank; grey boards lettered gilt on front cover; t.e.g., others uncut; greyish brown end-papers. Slight wear to covers; a little marking and dusting in text; a very good copy.

Printed on hand-made paper. Colbeck. I, p.218

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DOWDEN (George). Flight From america. Mandarin Books Ltd., 22 Notting Hill Gate, 1965. Short demy 8vo format, 48pp., wire-stitched as a single gathering into white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; final page blank; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.

The author's first book. Includes a two page Introduction by Eric Mottram.

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DOYLE (Sir Arthur Conan). Waterloo. Copyright, 1907, by Samuel French. London: Samuel French Ltd., 26 Southampton Street, Strand, W.C.2/New York: Samuel French, Publisher, 28 West 38th Street, N.D. [1915]. Final page advertisements; drab wrappers, cut flush, printed in black on all four pages. Very nice copy. Rather scarce.

The first ‘Acting Edition' issue: Green & Gibson, A32a, but a variant not corresponding to any of the issues or impressions listed by them, being evidently prior at least to their ‘second impression' (A32a.i.). The text of this copy corresponds precisely with that described as A32a (even to the presence of the advertisement for ‘Episodes' on p.[20]), except that the English address on the title-page is set to the left of the vertical rule and the New York address to the right, as would be natural in the English issue, the New York address is given as ‘28 West 38th Street' rather than ‘26 West 22d Street', p.[1] has details of the first production in addition to the Dramatis Personae and Scene Plot, and the notice on p.[2] begins "All the costumes" instead of "All costumes", and "hired or purchased reasonably" instead of "hired reasonably" appears in line two, these differences involving differences also in lineation. The printing of the covers is entirely different, the front cover having a single rule border, with "French's Acting Edition, No.2539" above the top rule, and text as in Green & Gibson A32a.ii., whilst instead of being blank p.[2] carries an advertisement for ‘Poached eggs And pearls' by Gertrude Jennings, p.[3] an advertisement for ‘The Hartleys' by Arthur Eckersley, and p.[4] "The Latest Additions To French's Acting Edition", a list of twenty titles, nos.2518 - 2538 (omitting 2535), ‘The Hartleys' and ‘Poached Eggs and Pearls' being listed as 2537 and 2538, respectively. These advertisements make quite clear the fact that this is the first issue of the play in the series ‘French's Acting Editions'. In contrast to all the issues described by Green & Gibson, the present copy is sewn, not stapled. The play was originally produced at Bristol on September 21st, 1894, but could not be published until after the death of Sir Henry Irving, who held the rights. The first impression, Green & Gibson A32a, was published by French in 1907.

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DRINAN (Adam). Women of the happy island. William Maclellan, Glasgow, 1944. Half-title not called for; frontispiece printed in green and purple; red cloth spine, white boards, lettered gilt up spine. Near fine in dust-wrapper.

No.5 in the Poetry Scotland Series. The dust wrapper and frontispiece design are by William Crosbie.

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DRINKWATER (John). Lyrical And Other poems By John Drinkwater Author of "The Death of Leander & Other Poems." Cranleigh: The Samurai Press, [on colophon:] October 1908. Title-page printed in blue-green and black; three line Errata on acknowledgments page; pp.56; quarter olive green rough buckram, blue-green paper boards, white spine label printed in black; fore- and lower- edges uncut; text-paper end-papers. Spine label rubbed and a little chipped; slight spotting of covers; otherwise a nice copy.

One of an edition limited to only 300 copies. Hand-printed on laid paper by Arthur K. Sabin at the Samurai Press. Drinkwater's third book. ‘Times Bookshop' Memorial Exhibition Catalogue, 3, describing the boards as ‘blue': but there are two versions of the gene for distinguishing blue and green. We possibly have the other one.

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DRINKWATER (John). Poems Of men and hours. By John Drinkwater, Author of ‘The Death of Leander and Other Poems' ‘Lyrical and Other Poems' etc. London, David Nutt, 57 - 59 Long Acre, 1911. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.viii+54+[ii]; full cream parchment over thin boards, lettered on front cover in gilt; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine just a trifle darkened; a little scattered foxing; light pencilled notes (which seem addressed to the author!) on a few margins; otherwise a nice copy.

The first state of text, p.22 being numbered ‘2 2', and the first binding: later copies having the page number correctly spaced, and there being also two secondary bindings on record, one as this, but with the front cover lettered in red, and one in slate-grey boards lettered in black and with all the edges trimmed. Times Bookshop Memorial Catalogue, 4, Copy 1; Wise, Ashley Library, II, p.55, not mentioning the fault in the page number, and describing the parchment as ‘Japanese-vellum paper', which is certainly not the case with the present copy, but may have been so with his which was presented to him by the author in the 1920s; Danielson, 47.

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DRINKWATER (John). Robin Hood And The pedlar. Music by James Brier. Costumes by Miss B. Lindsay & H.N. Bradbear. Dances arranged by Miss K.V. Okey. Performed at Bournville, June 25th, 1914. Printed for Private Circulation. F'cap 8vo, 20pp. sewn as a single gathering with natural silk ribbon into dun large wrappers. the front wrapper embossed blind, lettered gilt. Ink blot (half inch diameter) on fore-margin of front wrapper; ribbon decayed and mostly lacking, leaving the contents loose; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

‘Times Bookshop' Memorial Exhibition Catalogue, 16, describing a copy with green ribbon of which the front cover printing had evidently oxidised to bronze; Ashley, II, p.58; Danielson 60. The booklet contains the text of the play only, not the music.

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DRINKWATER (John). The storm. A play in one act. Published by the Author At the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 1915. F'cap 8vo; green wrappers printed in black. A nice copy.

Presentation copy, with Drinkwater's signed inscription dated October 1923 on half-title page. ‘Times Bookshop' Memorial Exhibition Catalogue, 17 (but one of only four first editions not actually included in the exhibition); Ashley, II, pp.58 - 9; Danielson 61.

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DRINKWATER (John). Pawns: Three Poetic Plays. Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 3 Adam Street, Adelphi, 1917. Post 8vo; pp.[viii]+54+[ii (notes on productions)]; salmon red smooth cloth, paper spine label. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First regularly published, and first collected edition of ‘The Storm', ‘The God of Quiet' and ‘X=0: A Night of the Trojan War', together with an introductory Note here first printed. ‘Times Bookshop' Memorial Exhibition Catalogue, 27; Ashley Library Catalogue, II, p.61; Danielson, 73.

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DRINKWATER (John). Oliver Cromwell: A Play. Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 3 Adam Street, Adelphi, 1921. Red linen grain boards, cream spine label printed in red and black; lower-edges rough trimmed; spare label tipped in at end. Near fine copy in dust-wrapper.

‘Times Bookshop' Memorial Exhibition Catalogue 40a; Wise, Ashley Library Catalogue II, p.64: but a variant binding not recorded by either, theirs being in red cloth. Since the book had been reprinted three times by the following year, the present issue is obviously not a remainder.

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DRINKWATER (John). Preludes 1921-1922. Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd, 1922. Post 8vo; imprint leaf at end; salmon pink cloth, ruled blind on sides, paper spine label printed in red and black; spare label at end. Spine slightly faded; otherwise fine.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription to E. Fytton Armstrong on the title-page, and the bookplate of Terence Fytton Armstrong (John Gawsworth) on the pastedown. ‘Times Bookshop' Memorial Exhibition Catalogue, 44b. The first trade edition.

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DRINKWATER (John). Robert E. Lee: A Play. Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 3 Adam Street, Adelphi, 1923. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[ii]+96+[ii]; scarlet fine weave cloth, paper spine label printed in scarlet and black; lower-edges mainly trimmed. Very slight fading of covers, but a near fine copy in nicked and slightly darkened dust-wrapper.

‘Times Bookshop' Memorial Exhibition Catalogue, 48.

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DRINKWATER (John). From an Unknown Isle. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 3 Adam Street, Adelphi, 1924. Blank before half-title; pp.[ii]+45+[i (Acknowledgements)]; red cloth, white paper spine label printed in red and black. Very nice copy.

Memorial Exhibition Catalogue, 52. From the Library of Edmund Gosse, with the author's signed holograph presentation inscription to Gosse, dated ‘November 1924', on the front end-paper. ‘Times Bookshop' Memorial Exhibition Catalogue, 52; Wise, Ashley Library Catalogue, IX, p.71.

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DRINKWATER (John). Robert Burns. A Play. Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 1925. Red cloth, cream paper spine label; spare label tipped in at end. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

‘Times Bookshop' Memorial Exhibition Catalogue, 59; Wise, Ashley Library Catalogue, IX, p.71.

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DRINKWATER (John). The Collected Plays. Sidgwick and Jackson Limited, 1925. 2 Vols.; blank before half-title in volume two, and final blank; cream coarse bevelled buckram lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Fine unopened set in slightly faded slip-cases, volume one also having the original tissue dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 230 numbered copies; printed on large, thick, hand made paper. This copy has been signed by the author at the end of the Preface in volume one. ‘Times Bookshop' Memorial Exhibition Catalogue, 58.

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DRINKWATER (John). John Bull Calling: a Political Parable in One Act. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., Museum Street, W.C.1, 1928. One gathering double sq.16mo; cast leaf at end (blank on verso); pale grey-brown large wrappers, printed black on front wrapper; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. A little light foxing, but a very nice copy.

‘Times Bookshop' Memorial Exhibition Catalogue, 76. In our experience a scarce title.

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DRINKWATER (John). Summer Harvest. Poems 1924-1933. Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 1933. Light blue cloth, ruled and lettered gilt within gilt ruled box on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Gilt oxydised on slightly faded spine; otherwise fine in dust-wrapper. A scarce title.

‘Times Bookshop' Memorial Exhibition Catalogue, 96. The author's last volume of verse.

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DUFF (Charles). [Cover title:] Recitative For Christmas and the new year. [Colophon:] Blue Moon Poem for Christmas 1931. 4pp., med.8vo, cream paper; p.[1] cover (printed in red and black), p.[2] frontispiece signed ‘J.B.', p.[3] text, p.[4] colophon; uncut fore-edges; 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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DUFFY (Maureen). Lyrics For the Dog hour. Hutchinson of London, 1968. Lge.post 8vo; final blank; black boards, ruled and lettered gilt down spine, blocked with ISBN number gilt on back cover; grey end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The author's first volume of verse.

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DUFFY (Maureen). Actaeon. [On copyright leaf:] 1973, Sceptre Press, Rushden, Northamptonshire. 4pp. lge.post 8vo, pasted into purple wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black. Fine copy.

One of an issue limited to 50 numbered copies signed by the author, of a total edition of 150.

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DU MAURIER (Daphne). The years between. A Play in Two Acts. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1945. Black cloth lettered yellow up spine. Nice copy.

[1982].

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DUNCALF (Stephen). Good Hoofs. Coracle Press, 1976 [verso of colophon leaf:] 233 Camberwell New Road, London S.E.5. Sm.12mo format, twenty leaves, printed throughout in brown, perfect bound; blank precedes title leaf; half-title not called for; blank followed by colophon leaf at end; cream card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in brown, the front wrapper blocked in blind; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Of an edition limited to 200 numbered copies, this is one of only fifty signed by the author

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DUNCALF (Stephen). [On front of folder:] Hints By-way Engines Orchard. 1977, [On back of folder:] Coracle Press, 233 Camberwell New Road London S.E.5. Four separate leaves of thin cream card, sm.demy 8vo, printed on one side only, enclosed in a cream card folder printed outside in brown. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 75 numbered copies, this copy signed by the author. Visual poems.

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DUNCAN (Robert). Bending The bow. Jonathan Cape, 1971. Lge.post 8vo; leaf of notes followed by blank at end; pp.[8]+x+137+[i (blank)]+[ii]+[ii]; light grey cloth textured boards, blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition.

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DUNCAN (Ronald). A Masque: This way To The tomb: And Anti-Masque. Faber and Faber, 1946. Demy 8vo; pp.99+[i (blank)]; deep yellow Sundour cloth lettered gilt down spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Virtually fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Printed on cream toned paper. The author's fourth book, and second volume of plays. Loosely laid in to this copy are two variant programmes for the original Mercury Theatre production of the two pieces, one evidently preceding publication, the other (dated neatly in ink ‘13/4/46') following it. There are differences in the notes of the two programmes, and the earlier one has ink revisions to the cast list.

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DUNCAN (Ronald). The mongrel And other poems. Faber and Faber, 1950. Demy 8vo; lime green rough cloth, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

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

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DUNSANY (Lord). A night at an inn: A Play in One Act. The Sunwise Turn, Inc., N.Y., 1916. Half-title not called for; first and last leaves blank; blue green wrappers, the front wrapper printed in purple and black with a design by the author. Wrappers a little chipped and frayed, but otherwise in general a nice copy. Rare.

Currey, p.171. Neighborhood Playhouse Plays, No.1.

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DUNSANY (Lord). If: A play in four acts By Lord Dunsany. London, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 24 Bedford Street, W.C.2, September, 1921. Half-title not called for; binder's blank and two text-paper blanks precede title-page; two integral blanks and binder's blank at end; pp.[?iv]+160+[iv]; mottled sand-coloured rough buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut; laid end-papers marbled in shades of tan. Virtually fine copy.

Printed upon Abbey Mills Greenfield paper. Except that it has no limitation notice, this volume is identical in all respects to the limited issues of Dunsany's works published by Putnam subsequently to 1921, and we believe it to be the large-paper edition referred to but not seen by Currey (p.170, ‘A' issue), the book as usually seen being in blue cloth gilt, on ordinary paper, and with white end-papers.

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DUNSANY (Lord). Plays of Near & Far (Including If). G.P. Putnam's Sons, London & New York, February 1923. Blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[xii]+274+[ii]; dull blue faintly streaky rough buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and flat spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Spine slightly faded and a trifle bowed; otherwise a fine copy.

The first collective and first trade edition: ‘If' was first published separately in December 1921, ‘Plays of Near & Far' in a limited edition in December 1922. Includes a three-page Preface by Dunsany here first printed. This edition not in Hubin.

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DUNSANY (Lord). Seven modern comedies. Atalanta in Wimbledon; The Raffle - The Journey of the Soul; In Holy Russia - His Sainted Grandmother; The Hopeless Passion of Mr. Bunyon; The Jest of Hahalaba. New York: London, G.P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, 1929. Lge.post 8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title; quarter diagonally fine ribbed very dark brown cloth, pink paper covered boards, and overlay of backstrip, printed black on front board and backstrip; fore-edges uncut; light old-cream end-papers. Lower inner corners of early leaves lightly damp-stained; otherwise a nice copy in chipped, frayed, and torn dust-wrapper.

First American and first trade edition.

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DUNSANY (Lord). A Journey. Macdonald & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., N.D. [1943]. Limitation leaf precedes half title; full navy blue morocco grain rexine lettered gilt down spine and on front cover; t.e.g., lower edges uncut. Very small hole in rexine of spine, three larger holes in rexine of back cover; very slight wear to head of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 250 copies numbered and initialled by the author. Not in Currey.

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DUNSANY (Lord). To Awaken Pegasus and other poems. Oxford, George Ronald, 1949. Turquoise cloth lettered gilt down spine; white end-papers printed with a design in pale green and black. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.

Printed at the Holywell Press, Oxford. Not in Currey.

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DURRELL (Lawrence). The tree Of idleness And other poems. Faber and Faber Ltd, 1955. Demy 8vo; dark cerise slightly rough cloth, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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DURRELL (Lawrence). Selected Poems. Faber and Faber, 24 Russell Square, London, 1956. Demy 8vo; lemon cloth, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Ugly inscriptions on end-papers; otherwise near nice.

Presentation copy with Durrell's signed holograph inscription on the front end-paper to the headmistress of the school where his younger daughter, a dedicatee of the volume, was a pupil. The rest of the end-paper, and part of the back one, is taken up with woolly-minded notes by the recipient relating to the Durrell family. In our experience one of the scarcer Durrell titles. Includes poems here first collected.

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DURRELL (Lawrence). An Irish Faustus: A Morality in Nine Scenes. Faber and Faber, 24 Russell Square, London, 1963. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; pp.91+[v]; purple cloth, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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DURRELL (Lawrence). Acte. A Play. Faber & Faber, 1965. Blank before half-title; 4pp. plates at end; deep pink cloth lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in very slightly nicked dust-wrapper.



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DURRELL (Lawrence) On the Suchness of The old boy. Drawings by Sappho Durrell. [On verso of half-title:] Turret Books. [On copyright page:] April 1972. Narrow Demy 4to; printed throughout in red and black; numerous illustrations on text-paper; final blank; black end-papers, not pasted down; brown self-wrappers printed in black and yellow over cerise thin boards. Very nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 226 copies, this being one of 200 copies for sale numbered by the poet and signed by the poet and the artist.

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DURY (Ian). Apples: The Musical. Faber and faber, London, Boston, 1989. Extra cr.8vo format, perfect bound; illustrations from photographs, in text; five blanks at end [sic!]; pp.[20 (unpaged)]+50+[x]; glazed white thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in colours; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.



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DYMENT (Clifford). Collected Poems. Introduction by C. Day Lewis And a portrait of the author By Victor Pasmore. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1970. Demy 8vo; half-tone frontispiece; blank at end; pp.[xvi]+110+[ii]; lime green boards lettered gilt on flat spine. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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EDWARDS (Blanche). The dream-merchant And other poems. Elkin Mathews, 1911. Roy.16mo in half sheets; pp.[64]; moss green large wrappers printed in black; issued without end-papers. Wrappers faded towards spine, and slightly frayed at large fore-edges; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as No.83 of ‘The Vigo Cabinet Series', in wrappers, as here, at One Shilling, or in cloth at 1s. 6d. net. The wrappers list this volume as the latest issued.

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EDWARDS (Ken). Mud in grammes pond. Version By Ken Edwards. Writers Forum, February 1984. Fifteen single leaves, med 4to format, printed on one side of the paper only, wire-stabbed into mustard yellow card wrappers, cut flush; half-title not called for; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.



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EGERTON (Lady Alix). The were-wolf: A mystery play in one act. Gowans & Gray, Ltd., London and Glasgow; The Baker International Play Bureau, Boston, U.S.A., 1926. 12mo; half/series title precedes title-page; 12pp. integral advertisements at end; parchment wrappers up-lettered black on spine, printed yellow and black on front panel, French-folded over plain white paper wrappers; issued without end-papers. Virtually fine copy. Scarce.

Issued as No. 50 of the series ‘Repertory Plays', the advertisements listing the series to No.48.

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EHRENBERG (Felipe). Pussywillow: A journal of conditions. Beau Geste Press, Langford Court South, Cullompton, Devon, 1973. Demy 8vo format, 64pp., perfect bound; printed in black, dark brown, blue-green, and red on brown (‘waste wrapping') paper; numerous illustrations on text-paper; one illustration on white paper, tipped on; buff card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in reddish brown and orange. Nice copy.

Concrete poetry interspersed with text.

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ELIOT (T.S.). The Waste land. Printed and published by Leonard And Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press Hogarth House Paradise Road, Richmond Surrey, 1923. Demy 8vo, printed in half sheets; title and fly-title precede start of text; half-title not called for; fly-title to notes; advertisement leaf followed by blank at end, serving as paste-down; light and dark blue marbled boards, flat spine, paper label on front cover; a.e. uncut. Spine badly chipped; internally a nice copy.

Connolly, Modern Movement, 30(b); Woolmer, 28; Gallup, A6c. One of ‘about 460 copies printed'. In this copy the label is in the first of the three states noted by Woolmer and Gallup, with a border of asterisks. The book was very badly made, the flat spine being secured only by the sharply folded single thickness of the marbled paper, and in consequence the backstrip is usually entirely lacking, the present copy being in this respect in far better condition than most of the other copies we have seen.

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ELIOT (T.S.). Poems 1909-1925. Faber & Gwyer Ltd, 1925. Blank before half title; purple buckram, white paper spine label printed in black; a.e. uncut. In general a nice copy.

1,460 copies were printed. The only new poem is ‘The Hollow Men'.

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ELIOT (T.S.). [Caption title:] Journey Of the magi. [Last printed leaf, recto:] Published by Faber & Gwyer Limited, N.D. [1927]. One gathering post 8vo; three blanks at front, two at end, the outermost serving as end-papers; p.[7] with illustration, printed in matt and glazed black, grey, and fawn; pp.[8-9] bearing text, p.[10] series advertisements, p.[11] publisher's imprint, p.[12] limitation; yellow boards printed in black on front cover. Inscription dated ‘29th Sept. ‘27' on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in original wax-paper dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to only 350 numbered copies, printed on Zanders' hand-made paper. The covers and illustration were designed by E. McKnight Kauffer. Issued as Number 8 of The Ariel Poems.

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ELIOT (T.S.). Animula. Wood Engravings by Gertrude Hermes. London: Faber & Faber Ltd, 1929. One gathering, demy 8vo; blank, limitation leaf, and half-title with wood-engraved illustration in black, precede title-page; leaf bearing wood-engraved illustration printed in black, blue-grey, and yellow, follows title-page; imprint leaf at end; yellow boards, the front board printed in brown; fore- and lower- edges uncut; issued without free end-papers. Slight wear to extremities of spine; otherwise a very nice copy.

One of an edition limited to four hundred copies printed on English hand-made paper, numbered and signed by the author.

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ELIOT (T.S.). [Cover title:] Marina. Drawings by E. McKnight Kauffer. [On back wrapper:] Published by Faber & Faber Limited, N.D. [1930]. One half-sheet, cr.8vo, sewn into mid-blue 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, one on p.3, the latter prin- ted in black and two shades of blue. Fine.

Printed at The Curwen Press. Uncorrected proof copy. This copy, besides being in mid-blue, rather than powder-blue wrappers, differs from the published version as follows: The back wrapper is here unnumbered. The frontispiece illustration includes the last line of ‘The Waste Land' in the design (according to an artist's inscribed copy recorded by Gallup, this was removed at Eliot's request). The poem here appears as printed on pp.4-5 (i.e. backing the frontispiece) instead of pp.5-6. In line five of the text the first three words were suppressed in the published version. In line nineteen the last word appears as ‘hand' where the published version reads ‘eye'. Line twenty-two here is entirely suppressed in the published version. Line thirty-two here (thirty-one in the published version) has the reading ‘word' instead of ‘speech'. Gallup A17 refers, noting the existence of ‘a few' proof copies.

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[ELIOT (T.S.).]. Anabasis: A poem by St.-J. Perse With a Translation into English By T.S. Eliot. Faber & Faber Limited, 1930. Roy.8vo, printed in half sheets; blank before half-title; light blue green cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and down spine; t.e. green, others uncut. A nice copy.

Gallup, A16a. The first issue.

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[ELIOT (T.S.).]. Anabasis: A poem by St.-J. Perse With a Translation into English By T.S. Eliot. Faber & Faber Limited, 1930. Roy.8vo, printed in half sheets; blank before half-title; light blue green cloth, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. A very nice copy.

Gallup, A16c. The second issue.

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ELIOT (T.S.). Ash-wednesday. Faber & Faber Ltd., 1930. Cr.8vo, printed in half-sheets; two blanks before half-title; blank at end; pp.[iv]+21+[iii]; light brown Sundour cloth, flat back, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and down spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Very slight marginal embrowning throughout; otherwise a fine copy in chipped, torn, and frayed remains of dust-wrapper.

Connolly, Modern Movement, 65. Gallup, A15b: first ordinary edition. One of 2,000 copies.

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ELIOT (T.S.). Sweeney agonistes: Fragments of an Aristophanic melodrama. Faber & Faber Limited, 24 Russell Square, 1932. Sm.cr.8vo, gathered in half sheets; pp.31+[i (blank)]; pale sky-blue boards, blocked and lettered carnation down spine. Very nice copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Gallup, A23. The first issue binding, later copies being in blue-green boards.

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ELIOT (T.S.). The rock. A pageant play Written for performance At Sadler's Wells Theatre 28 May - 9th June 1934 On behalf of the Forty-five churches fund Of the diocese of London. Book of words by T.S. Eliot. Faber and Faber Limited, May 1934. Final blank; grey self-wrappers, printed in black on front cover and down spine, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, folded at fore-edges over outer end-papers (these not pasted down); t.e. uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed. Very slight marking of wrappers; six leaves opened somewhat roughly; otherwise a very nice copy.

The advance issue, made up for sale at the theatre. Signed on the title-page by T.S. Eliot, and possibly, therefore, a first night copy. Gallup, A26a. The collation of this copy differs from that given by Gallup, who calls for one blank at the front and two at the end. In this copy there are two blanks at the front, and three at the end, the two outer blanks at front and back being conjugate and tipped on, not sewn: i.e., not integral, and therefore properly end-papers, as in the hard-cover issue. Gallup's two outer blanks were presumably conjugate, i.e., folded around the back, like wrappers. This copy, with the top-edges uncut is 190mm tall.

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ELIOT (T.S.). The rock. A pageant play Written for performance At Sadler's Wells Theatre 28 May - 9th June 1934 On behalf of the Forty-five churches fund Of the diocese of London. Book of words by T.S. Eliot. Faber and Faber Limited, May 1934. Final blank; grey self-wrappers, printed in black on front cover and down spine, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, folded at fore-edges over outer end-papers (these not pasted down); fore-edges mainly trimmed, lower-edges rough trimmed. Corner of one leaf creased, due to an original trimming fault; otherwise a very nice copy.

The advance issue, made up for sale at the theatre. Gallup, A26a. The collation of this copy differs from that given by Gallup, who calls for one blank at the front and two at the end. In this copy there are two blanks at the front, and three at the end, the two outer blanks at front and back being conjugate and tipped on, not sewn: i.e., not integral, and therefore properly end-papers, as in the hard-cover issue. Gallup's two outer blanks were presumably conjugate, i.e., folded around the back, like wrappers. This copy, with the top-edges trimmed, is 188mm tall.

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ELIOT (T.S.). The rock. A pageant play Written for performance At Sadler's Wells Theatre 28 May - 9th June 1934 On behalf of the Forty-five churches fund Of the diocese of London. Book of words by T.S. Eliot. Faber and Faber Limited, May 1934. Final blank; grey self-wrappers, printed in black on front wrapper, front flap, and down spine, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, folded at fore-edges over outer end-papers (these not pasted down); a.e trimmed. A fine copy.

The advance issue, made up for sale at the theatre. Gallup, A26a. The collation of this copy differs from that given by Gallup, who calls for one blank at the front and two at the end. In this copy there are two blanks at the front, and three at the end, the two outer blanks at front and back being conjugate and tipped on, not sewn: i.e., not integral, and therefore properly end-papers, as in the hard-cover issue. Gallup's two outer blanks were presumably conjugate, i.e., folded around the back, like wrappers. This copy, with all edges trimmed, is 186mm tall.

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ELIOT (T.S.). The rock. A pageant play Written for performance At Sadler's Wells Theatre 28 May - 9th June 1934 On behalf of the Forty-five churches fund Of the diocese of London. Book of words by T.S. Eliot. Faber and Faber Limited, May 1934. Final blank; light grey boards, lettered and with rule in bluish violet down spine. End-papers foxed, edges slightly so; otherwise a fine copy in the dust-wrapper.

Gallup, A26a. The regular trade issue. One of 1,000 copies thus. This copy, with all the edges trimmed, is 188mm tall.

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ELIOT (T.S.). Murder In the cathedral. London, Faber and Faber Limited, 24 Russell Square, 1935. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title, four at end; pp.87+[ix]; purple fine weave cloth lettered gilt down flat spine; lower-edges uncut. Slight foxing of end-papers; inscription (dated MCMXXV!) on front end-paper; otherwise a very nice copy in minutely frayed and slightly dusty dust-wrapper.

Gallup, A29b. First trade edition, preceded by a small acting edition, with a different text. The only printing of this text, subsequent editions being further revised. The text here appears as it was originally written, not as it was acted at Canterbury, or subsequently at the Mercury Theatre. One of 3,000 copies thus.

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ELIOT (T.S.). Collected Poems 1909-1935. London, Faber & Faber Limited, 24 Russell Square, April 1936. Demy 8vo; pp.191+[i (blank)]; blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. red, fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.

Copies are also known with the fore-edges rough trimmed. Gallup, A32a: 6,000 copies were printed in all. Published April 2nd.

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ELIOT (T.S.). Collected Poems 1909-1935. London, Faber & Faber Limited, 24 Russell Square, April 1936. Demy 8vo; pp.191+[i (blank)]; blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. red, fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Nice copy.

C.W.F. Noyce's copy, with ownership inscription dated ‘October 1936' on the front end-paper. Copies are also known with the fore-edges uncut. Gallup, A32a: 6,000 copies were printed in all. Published April 2nd.

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ELIOT (T.S.). Old Possum's book Of practical cats. Faber and Faber Limited, September 1939. Lge.sq.8vo; blank before half-title, final blank; pale yellow fine linen, blocked red on front cover, lettered red down spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Nice copy in chipped dust-wrapper.

A notably difficult title.

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[ELIOT (T.S.).]. A Choice of Kipling's verse Made by T.S. Eliot With an essay on Rudyard Kipling. Faber and Faber Ltd, 1941. Lge.cr.8vo; printed on toned paper; navy blue cloth, lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges mainly trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Gilt oxydised to green; otherwise a fine copy in dust- wrapper rather badly chipped on front panel.

Gallup, B51.

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ELIOT (T.S.). Burnt Norton. Faber and Faber, February 1941. Demy 8vo, one gathering, wire stitched; two blanks before half-title; green self-wrappers over thin white boards. Nice.



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ELIOT (T.S.). Little Gidding. Faber and Faber, 1942. One gathering, demy 8vo, sewn into large pale puce wrappers, printed on front wrapper in black; blank before half-title; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Faint vertical crease in back wrapper; otherwise a fine, unopened copy.

Gallup, A42: the first issue. Printed on tinted paper.

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ELIOT (T.S.). Little Gidding. Faber and Faber, 1942. One gathering, demy 8vo, wire-stitched into large pale puce wrappers, printed on front wrapper in black; blank before half-title; fore- and lower- edges uncut. A near fine copy.

Gallup, A42: the second issue. Printed on tinted paper.

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ELIOT (T.S.). Four quartets. Faber and Faber, 1944. Demy 8vo; tan cloth lettered gilt down spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. A nice copy.

Gallup, A44b. First English edition.

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ELIOT (T.S.). Selected poems. Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middx., In association with Faber and Faber, 1948. 10pp. integral advertisements at end; white wrappers printed in blue and black. Inscription on half-title page; poor quality paper showing slight marginal embrowning; small nick in front wrapper; in general a nice copy. Scarce.

Issued as Penguin D4.

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ELIOT (T.S.). The Cocktail party: A comedy by T.S.Eliot. Faber and Faber Ltd, 24 Russell Square, London, 1950. Two leaves of Appendix containing music and Cast List of the First Production, followed by two blanks at end; pp.[168]+[iii]+[v]; green fine-weave cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Small faded patches at head and tail of spine; otherwise a nice copy in badly frayed and chipped dust-wrapper preserved in loose, paper-backed, clear plastic chemise.

Gallup, A55a: Gallup's first state of text, with the misprint ‘here' for ‘her'in l.1 on p.29. According to Gallup "a number of copies (a few hundred at most)" had this misprint, "which was overlooked in the page-proof, but corrected in the press after these copies had been bound." It has, however, been present in every copy we have handled, and in view of the fact that according to Gallup's own statement "The first copy delivered to the publishers, as also the wrappered proof copies, did not contain the error", it is our view that the text was originally correctly set, but somehow became pied or damaged after a few advance copies had been run off, and the error introduced at that stage to be carried through into the entire published run.

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ELIOT (T.S.). The Confidential clerk: A play. Faber and Faber Ltd, 1954. Blue cloth ruled and lettered gilt down spine. A fine copy in dust-wrapper with one short tear.

The first state of text, with the misprint ‘ Ihad' for ‘I had' at the start of the penultimate line on p.7

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ELIOT (T.S.). The Confidential clerk: A play. Faber and Faber Ltd, 1954. Blue cloth ruled and lettered gilt down spine. End-papers foxed; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The first state of text, with the misprint ‘ Ihad' for ‘I had' at the start of the penultimate line on p.7

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ELIOT (T.S.). The Elder statesman: A play. Faber and Faber Ltd, 1959. Final blank; pp.[109]+[iii]; duck-egg blue wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; made up without end-papers. Pencil notes on front wrapper, scored through in ink; wrappers a little faded at edges; half-title and final blank very slightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Uncorrected Proof Copy, on proofing paper, differing in at least some very minor respects from the published volume (quite apart from the fact that the author's name is given on the wrapper as ‘T.S. ELLIOT'!). The notes on the front wrapper read "Mr. Hamack" and "about 12/6 net / May 8". Loosely laid in is a publisher's compliments slip signed "Joh[n] T. Hamack".

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ELIOT (T.S.). Collected Plays: Murder in the Cathedral; The Family Reunion; The Cocktail Party; The Confidential Clerk; The Elder Statesman. Faber and Faber, 24 Russell Square, London, 1962. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[356]; mottled blue-green linen, ruled and lettered gilt, panelled dark red, on spine. Fine copy in frayed and slightly faded dust-wrapper.

From the library of drama critic J.C. Trewin, with his review of a 1986 production of ‘The Cocktail Party' loosely laid in.

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