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.

EMPSON (William). The Gathering storm. Faber and Faber Limited, 24 Russell Square, London, 1940. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.71+[i (blank)]; mottled light grey-lilac cloth, lettered and with short rule gilt down spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Fine copy in chipped dust-wrapper.

Scarce. Empson's second volume of verse. Printed at the Chiswick Press.

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ENRIGHT (D.J.). Sad ires And others. Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1975. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in black and brown; pp.64; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in red, yellow, and black; issued without end-papers. Very nice copy.

Issued as a volume in the series ‘Phoenix Living Poets'.

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ENRIGHT (D.J.). Other branch readings No.20: D.J. Enright. January 1983, No place [?Leamington Spa]. 8pp. A5 format, on pale blue paper; half-title not called for; wire stabbed into pale blue thinner paper wrappers, printed on front wrapper and inside back wrapper (with limitation notice) in black. Poorly printed, but a fine copy.

One of a total edition limited to 100 numbered copies. Sixteen short poems.

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ENSLIN (Theodore). Papers. The Elizabeth Press, New Rochelle, N.Y., 1976. Roy.8vo in half sheets; three blanks before half-title; title-page printed in black and brown; colophon leaf followed by two blanks at end; pp.[vi]+107+[i (blank)]+[ii]+[iv]; buff self-wrappers over white card wrappers, printed on front wrapper in black and brown; fore- and lower- edges uncut; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 250 copies. Designed by Martino Mardersteig and printed on Magnani rag paper by Stamperia Valdonega in Verona.

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ERVINE (St. John G.). John Ferguson: A play in four acts. Maunsel and Company, Ltd., [96 Middle Abbey St.,] Dublin and [40 Museum Street,] London, 1915. Sm.cr.8vo; inserted text-paper fly-title to publisher's catalogue followed by inserted 16pp. catalogue on different paper at end; quarter glazed natural linen, light brown board sides, paper spine label. Label a little dusty and very slightly chipped; boards a trifle marked; otherwise a very nice copy.

Review copy with publisher's rubber stamp to this effect on title-page and first leaf of text. From the library of theatre critic J.C. Trewin and his wife, with their ink ownership inscription on the front paste-down.

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ESDAILE (Arundell). Poems and Translations. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1906. Imp.16mo in half sheets; printer's imprint leaf at end, verso blank; pp.62+[ii]; textured dove grey large wrappers printed in black, the inside wrappers bearing series advertisements; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. A scattering of fox-spots on large lower-edges; inscription on half-title (v. note); otherwise a fine unopened copy.

Family presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title: "Janet and John Woods / from their cousin / Edmund Esdaile. / 31.V.1967." Issued as No.41 in ‘The Vigo Cabinet Series', the advertisements listing the series to No.42. Nelson, 1906.18

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EVANS (Paul). February. Fulcrum, 1971. Sq.8vo; half-title not called for; double spread title-page; final page blank; pp.[64]; glazed fine crackle-grain bright blue cloth, lettered gilt down spine; pale grey laid end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

In this copy the Copyright notice has been altered by hand from 1970 to read 1971, possibly as always.

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EWART (Gavin). The First Eleven: A collection of poems. Published by Poet & Printer, Hatch End, Middx, June nineteen-seventy-seven. Demy 8vo, 20pp., pale yellow paper, sewn as a single gathering, and pasted into old cream wrappers, cut flush, the front wrapper printed on recto in brown and (with a poem) in mustard, on verso in black. Fine.

Presentation copy from the author, with his signed holograph inscription on the upper margin of the title-page, and with the errata throughout corrected in his hand

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EWART (Gavin). Festival nights. The Other Branch Readings, c/o 10 Gloucester Street, Leamington Spa. No. 26, January 1984. 4pp A 8vo, wire-stitched into light blue card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front in black. Fine.

Of a total edition limited to 100 numbered copies, this is one of twenty signed by the poet.

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FABES (Gilbert H.). Change and decay. [On last page:] Blue Moon Poem for Christmas 1931. Single leaf of light grey-fawn paper, once folded, to extra cr.8vo size; one art deco illustration, by Conway Martin, tipped onto p.[2]; issued without covers. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 100 numbered and signed copies for sale.

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FAGIN (Larry). Brain damage. Blue Pig. [On colophon:] Sand Project Press, Paris, France, July, 1970. Twelve separate leaves, demy 4to format, unpaginated, wire-stabbed into white card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; half-title not called for; colophon leaf at end; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Issued as Blue Pig 12. The cover is designed by Larry Fagin.

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FAINLIGHT (Ruth). Cages. Macmillan, 1966. Reddish brown boards lettered and blocked gilt down spine. Fine copy in slightly rubbed dust-wrapper.



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FAINLIGHT (Ruth). Another full Moon. Hutchinson of London, 1976. Demy 8vo, perfect bound; pp.64; glazed pale-sand coated card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; issued without end-papers.

Review copy, with the publisher's slip giving the scheduled publication date as 2nd Feb 1976, loosely laid in.

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FAINLIGHT (Ruth). Fifteen to Infinity. Hutchinson, 1983. Demy 8vo; final blank; glazed white wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in green; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Review copy, with the publisher's review slip, giving the scheduled publication date as 19th September 1983, loosely inserted.

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FAIRFAX (J.G.). The gates of sleep And other poems. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1906. Roy.16mo in half sheets; large deep cerise thick paper wrappers printed in black; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers; printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.62+[ii]. Wrappers faded at edges; armorial book-plate on verso of half-title; last two leaves badly opened; otherwise a nice copy.

Nelson, 1906.13; Potter, 1005; MBP IV, 662. Issued as No.76 of ‘The Vigo Cabinet Series'. Includes a tribute to Omar Khayyam - on the verso of leaf B[1], which in this copy is a cancel, tipped in on a stub. Cancels in books published by Elkin Mathews are uncommon.

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FALKNER (J[ohn]. M[eade].). Poems. No place, no publisher, N.D. [1933]. Half-title not called for; blank follows Contents leaf; blank followed by leaf bearing on verso device and imprint of The Westminster Press, at end; pp.79+[iv]+[1]; bright light sea-green large thin card wrappers, paper label on front wrapper; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut; issued without end-papers. Brilliantly fine copy of a very delicate book.

Privately printed, presumably in quite a small edition, but actually the second (?and expanded) printing of a title first printed in 1932 and then including only 60pp. A scarce late title by the author of ‘The Lost Stradivarius', ‘Moonfleet', and ‘The Nebuly Coat'. Some thirty-eight pieces, being apparently Falkner's complete collected poems, arranged, silently, in the order of their composition: the first nine dating from 1892 or earlier (the ninth being the first to which a date is here assigned), and only the last dozen being written in 1917 or later.

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FAN (Chung Yen). At the house of jade. From the Chinese of Fan Chung Yen (A.D. 989 - 1052). Single leaf of thick iron-grey paper folded into three panels, the first panel printed with an illustration in dark blue on verso (recto as folded), the large middle panel printed with text in dark red on recto, the third panel blank; no place, no publisher, no printer, N.D. [?c.1975]. Fine copy.

No copy on COPAC.

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FARJEON (Eleanor). Sonnets and poems. [On colophon:] April, 1918, Published by B.H. Blackwell, Broad Street, Oxford. Double cr.8vo; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; large white card wrappers, printed with all-over design in greenish-blue, paper labels on front cover, and up spine, printed in black; a.e. uncut. A virtually fine copy. Scarce thus.

Issued as the second volume in ‘The Initiates Series of Poetry by Proved Hands'.

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FARJEON (Eleanor). Sonnets and poems. [On colophon:] April, 1918, Published by B.H. Blackwell, Broad Street, Oxford. Double cr.8vo; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; large buff card wrappers, printed with all-over design in grey-green, paper label on front cover, and up spine; a.e. uncut. Spine rubbed, and wrappers worn at corners; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as the second volume in ‘The Initiates Series of Poetry by Proved Hands'.

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FARJEON (Eleanor). All the year Round. W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1923. Super roy.16mo, printed in half sheets; two-tone light green coarse buckram, paper spine label; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fine unopened copy.

With the spare label tipped in at end.

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FARJEON (Eleanor). Come Christmas. Decorated with Wood-Cuts by Molly McArthur. London: 48 Pall Mall, W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1927. Numerous illustrations in text; pp.72; quarter pale buff coarse buckram, terra-cotta boards, printed with over-all design in black and gold, pale buff paper label printed in red and black on front cover. Virtually fine copy.



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FARJEON (Eleanor). An alphabet Of magic. Illustrated by Margaret W. Tarrant. London, The Medici Society, 1928. Med.8vo; blank before half-title, blank following last leaf of text, and blank following advertisements; numerous illustrations on text-paper, some full-page; pp.[vi]+[58]+[ii]+[8]+[ii]; greyish-green rough cloth blocked pictorially gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in very slightly scuffed dust-wrapper.

A scarce title.

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FARRAR (F.W.). Verses. For private circulation only, no place, N.D. [1905]. F'cap 8vo; leaf blank but for asterisk signature mark precedes half-title; pp.[2]+[x]+99+[i (blank)]; bevelled deep turquoise fine buckram, blocked with Farrar's initials, gilt, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Near fine copy.

Privately printed on Arnold unbleached hand-made paper for Farrar's wife as a memorial volume, and dedicated by her to their children. Farrar had died in 1903. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front blank "To / Lady Lytton / from / L.M.F[arrar]. / Easter / 1905." Poems (including many translated from the German) written, as far as dated samples can attest, between 1860 (the year after the first publication of ‘Eric; or, Little by Little') and 1893. They are all at least competant, and one or two rather more. Not included in the CBEL listings of Farrar's works.

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FARWELL (C.J.W.). Poems. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1901. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.viii+[86]+[ii]; olive green buckram lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Slight wear to cloth at head and tail of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription dated ‘10: VI: 31' on the front end-paper.

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FAST (Howard). General Washington And the Water Witch. A play in three acts. The Bodley Head, London, 1956. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.96; dull blue beaded-linen-grain boards, lettered gilt down spine. Nice copy.

First English edition.

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FEIFFER (Jules). Carnal Knowledge: A screenplay. Jonathan Cape, 1971. 14pp. illustrations on text-paper; final blank; light grey boards, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered, gilt, down spine; t.e. light sky blue. Production gluing fault affecting inner margins at three openings; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper. As a reading copy.



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FELDMAN (Irving). New and selected poems. The Viking Press, New York, 1979. Med.8vo format, perfect bound; blank, leaf bearing publisher's device, and leaf bearing blurb and illustration of the dust-wrapper, precede half-title; pp.[6]+[xiv]+219+[i (blank)]; lilac textured paper wrappers, cut flush, printed on front in black. Wrappers slightly faded and with [?]editor's name written on front wrapper; otherwise fine.

Note on front wrapper: ‘Unrevised and unpublished proofs. Confidential. . . not for distribution to the public.' Photolitho reproduction, mainly typeset, but partly from typescript, with page numbers, some corrections, etc., added by hand.

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FERLINGHETTI (Lawrence). Starting From San Francisco. A New Directions Book, 1961. Sq.double cr.16mo; glazed white boards printed in red and black; pocket inside back cover containing 7 1/2" record of Ferlinghetti reading some of the poems. Nice copy.



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FERLINGHETTI (Lawrence). The Secret Meaning of Things. A New Directions Book, N.Y., 1968. Five blanks at end; white glazed wrappers printed in black. Fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed inscription on the half-title page.

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FETHERSTON (Patrick). Three days after blasphemies. Gaberbocchus [on verso of half-title:] Press Ltd, 42a Formosa Street, London W9, 1967. Sm.cr.8vo; numerous illustrations on text-paper, by Anne Davison; pp.[48], unpaginated; red cloth, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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FETHERSTON (Patrick). Three days after blasphemies. Gaberbocchus [on verso of half-title:] Press Ltd, 42a Formosa Street, London W9, 1967. Sm.cr.8vo; numerous illustrations on text-paper, by Anne Davison; pp.[48], unpaginated; white glazed wrappers, printed outside in scarlet. Fine copy.



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FETHERSTON (Patrick). Natures Of All Sorts: A Poem. A Tetralith Quarto In association with Writers' Forum, 1973. Single sheets, lge.post 4to, spiral bound into yellow card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; blank before title-page; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+57+[i (blank)]; advertisement/Corrigenda slip laid onto inside front wrapper; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.



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FEUCHTWANGER (Lion). [On verso of half-title:] Translated from the German by Willa and Edwin Muir. [On title leaf:] Two Anglo-Saxon plays: The oil islands; Warren Hastings. Martin Secker, Number Five John Street, Adelphi, 1929. Blank before half-title, blank at end; black cloth, red spine label printed in black; t.e. red, others uncut. A nice copy.

Includes an introduction, by Feuchtwanger, addressed to the English reader, and presumably here first published. ‘Warren Hastings' was written "In collaboration with Bertolt Brecht". Loosely laid in to this copy, as issued, is the publisher's postcard advertising ‘Vivandiere' by Phoebe Fenwick Gaye.

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FILLIOU (Robert). Galerie legitime. Futura 26, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, Stuttgart, 1968. Single sheet, royal, folded three times as issued, to 8vo size; printed on one side of paper only. Outer faces dusty; otherwise a fine copy.

Concrete poem, wearable.

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FINLAY (Ian Hamilton). 5 poems. Futura 7, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, N.P. [?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 poems.

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FISHER (A. Hugh). Poems. Elkin Mathews, Cork Street, 1913. Roy.16mo, printed in half-sheets; lilac wrappers printed in black, yapped edges; issued without end-papers. Slight fading of wrappers; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription to the artist George Clausen on the verso of the half-title. Issued as No.7 of ‘The Vigo Cabinet Series, Second Century', this being the latest title listed on the wrappers. Issued price One Shilling in wrappers; 1s. 6d. in cloth.

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FLECKER (James Elroy). Thirty six Poems. The Adelphi Press Limited, 1910. Lge. cr.8vo; blank before half-title; title-page printed in red and black; final blank; cerise buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Covers slightly dull; light foxing of end-papers, prelims., and blank; otherwise a nice copy.

Douglas Goldring records that: "the volume did not prosper, and on the death of my magazine . . . the sheets were transferred to Messrs. J.M. Dent and Sons, Ltd." Dent added further poems and re-issued the sheets in 1911 as ‘Forty-Two Poems'. Goldring adds that of ‘Thirty Six Poems': "There are probably not more than 200 bound copies in existence". Tipped on to the back pastedown of the present copy is a slip cut from a newspaper (identified in ms. as the ‘Globe', Wednesday, 6th January 1915) bearing a brief obituary of Flecker. On the margin of this, following the ascription to the ‘Globe' and date, is a ms. note: " - David Copperfield at His Majesty's - CR ACR BER - / - CC at 50 Delancey St on our return. Told me of Flecker's death seen in the Globe which he left. We parted from him (Flecker) at Naples." We have not identified the writer.

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FLECKER (James Elroy). Forty-two Poems. London, J.M. Dent & Sons Limited, 1911. Blank before half-title; title-page printed in red and black; cerise buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. In general a very nice copy.

From the library of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, with his engraved armorial book-plate on the front paste-down. The book is also known with the fore-edges trimmed. A re-issue of the sheets of the 1910 volume, ‘Thirty-six Poems' with new prelims. (including an authorial note dated ‘Constantinople, April 1911') and a new final gathering (adding six poems).

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FLECKER (James Elroy). The old ships. The Poetry Bookshop, N.D. [1915]. F'cap.4to; half-title not called for; pp.32; purple wrappers printed on front and inside wrappers in black; issued without end-papers. Wrappers faded at spine, and slightly creased at corners, but a very nice copy.



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FLECKER (James Elroy). The old ships. The Poetry Bookshop, N.D. [1915]. F'cap.4to; half-title not called for; pp.32; purple wrappers printed on front and inside wrappers in black; issued without end-papers. Wrappers embrowned and faded, a little chipped at spine, and slightly frayed at large edges; some embrowning of last gathering and extreme inner margins; otherwise a nice copy.

From the library of Eric Gillett, and bearing his light pencil signature on the upper margin of the title-page.

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FLECKER (James Elroy). The Collected Poems of James Elroy Flecker. London, Martin Secker, Number Five John Street, Adelphi, 1923. Double cr.8vo; blank before half-title; limitation leaf precedes Contents; fly-title to each division, included in pagination; final blank; pp.[261]+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; cream art-linen, ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Extremely fine, unopened, copy in minutely chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 500 numbered copies. A handsome book.

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FLECKER (James Elroy). Don Juan. A Play in Three Acts. With a preface by Hellé Flecker. William Heinemann Ltd., 1926. Blank before half-title; photogravure portrait frontispiece on toned paper, with tissue guard; red buckram lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Fine copy in embrowned and rather dusty dust-wrapper.

One of an edition printed on large English hand-made paper and limited to 380 numbered copies. The title-page in this copy is a cancel, the date of publication having been changed from 1925 to 1926 after the sheets were printed. No cancel was provided for the trade issue.

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FLETCHER (J.S.). Collected verse (1881-1931). George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1931. Extra cr.8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.210+[ii]; quarter light green coarse buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine, lighter green Sundour cloth sides; t.e. dull light green, others uncut. Bookplate and inscription on front end-papers; slight foxing on some large edges; otherwise a fine, unopened, copy in slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Some of the verse in the volume had appeared previously in small privately printed volumes; much of it comes from a bundle of unpublished mss. mislaid by Fletcher for some thirty years, and some, also unpublished, is of more recent date.

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FLOWER ([Sir] Newman). The battle of Wrotham Hill, Or, How the Sevenoaks Contingent Saved the Otford Line. Written for the Sevenoaks V.T.C. Smoking Concert, February 10th, 1917, And Recited by C. Essenhigh Corke, Esq. (Printed for Private Circulation only.) One half sheet f'cap 8vo, issued without wrappers; half-tone illustration printed in sepia of Mr. C. Essenhigh Corke, in costume, tipped-in as frontispiece. Vertical fold throughout, and light dusting and foxing of outside leaves; otherwise a nice copy. Rare.

A comic poem about the first world war, in the demotic style of Kipling, concerned with a (probably real) local Volunteer Training Corps exercise, and involving as characters many of the local notables, including Flower (who got "'it in the stomach" and hadn't paid his water rate). From the library of the author's son, Dr. Desmond Flower, but without sign of ownership.

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FLOWER ([Sir] Newman). Stray Thoughts. Printed for Private Circulation, no place, N.D. [c.1920]. F.cap 8vo in half-sheets on mould-made paper; half-title not called for; blank precedes title-page, final blank; pp.[ii]+44+[ii]; full brown large limp suede, unlettered; laid-paper end-papers. Slight wear to suede at head and tail of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

Apparently the dedication copy, inscribed on the front end-paper in the author's holograph "To Eve / who calmly sits, then / kicks the b--- poker down." Eve[lyn] was the author's first wife, and mother of Dr. Desmond Flower, from whose library this came. Tipped onto the front paste-down is a folded leaf bearing a further seven-line poem in the author's holograph, entitled ‘Little Sighing Ghost', and inscribed "For E.F." - presumably again Evelyn Flower. One of a probably no more than a handful of copies printed for the author. Dated speculatively by us from the style of the binding and the fact that one of the poems is dated December 2nd 1919.

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[FORD, earlier] HUEFFER (Ford Madox). Songs from London. Elkin Mathews, 1910. Green wrappers, printed on front wrapper in black. Margins and edges foxed; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Nelson, 1910.4; Harvey, A29

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[FORD, earlier] HUEFFER (Ford Madox). High Germany. Eleven sets of verse. Duckworth and Co, 1911. Fawn wrappers, printed on front wrapper in green. Margins, edges, prelims., and last two leaves foxed; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Ralph Abercrombie's copy, with his signature on the front free end-paper.

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FOX (Gail). Houses Of God. Poems. [On verso of title:] Oberon Press, 1983. Demy 8vo format, perfect bound; half-title not called for; blank precedes illustrated title-page; pp.56; textured buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in black on sides and spine, in puce on front cover; issued without end-papers. Unintended blind rule on back cover, due to production fault; otherwise a fine copy.

First edition, issue in wrappers. Also issued simultaneously in hard covers.

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FOX-SMITH (C.). Songs in sail And other chanties. Elkin Mathews, Cork Street, 1914. Roy.16mo in half sheets; 4pp. inserted text-paper advertisements tipped in at end; pp.64+[4]; very thin marina blue self-wrappers printed in black. Wrappers a little chipped at head and tail of spine; unobtrusive ink signature on front wrapper; otherwise fine.

'Third Edition, October, 1914' on verso of title leaf; the wrappers advertise the ‘Second Edition'. Issued as No.14 of ‘The Vigo Cabinet Series, Second century', in wrappers, as here, at 1s. 3d. or in cloth at 2s. net. The wrappers on this copy ae different from any others of the series that we have seen: evidently a war-time economy measure.

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FOXALL (Edgar). Water-rat sonata And other poems. The Fortune Press, 12 Buckingham Palace Road, London, N.D. [1940]. Integral portrait frontispiece by Edgar Newton follows half-title; pp.48 (including frontispiece); mottled green rough effect buckram, lettered gilt up flat spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut; textured end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Inscribed ‘Yours sincerely / Edgar Foxall' on the front end-paper, presumably in the author's hand.

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FRANKAU (Gilbert). Eton echoes, A Volume of humorous verse. G. New, High Street, Eton, 1901. Final blank; pp.[52]; stabbed through, sewn, and tipped into large drab wrappers printed on the front in red; issued without end-papers. Large edges of wrappers a little creased and frayed; half-title foxed, and with large ownership inscription; otherwise a fine copy.

The author's scarce first book, published whilst he was still at Eton.

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FRANKAU (Gilbert). One of us: A novel in verse. Chatto & Windus, 1912. Final blank; quarter white buckram, brown boards, lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight wear to corners; otherwise a fine copy in faded, frayed, and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.



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FREEMAN (John). Fifty poems. Selwyn & Blount, 1916. F'cap 8vo; cancel title-page; final blank; light slate grey wrappers, printed on front in black; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Fine unopened copy.

Second issue, the 1916 Selwyn & Blount title-page being tipped in on the stub of the original Gay & Hancock title-page of 1911. The imprint of Gay & Hancock is retained here in the advertisement on the verso of the half-title page, whilst the wrappers, which are those of the original issue, carry the date of the book's first publication.

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FREEMAN (John). Memories of Childhood And Other Poems. Selwyn & Blount, York Buildings, Adelphi, W.C.2., 1919 [i.e., 1918]. Publisher's 8pp. catalogue at end, dated Autumn 1918; light greenish drab boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. End-papers and facing leaves foxed; one or two leaves opened a little roughly; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy, inscribed on the verso of the front end-paper: ‘To you, Winifred, a token of/your appreciation of the poet/from K. Farren/September 1943.' Freeman married Gertrude Farren in 1902. The dust-wrapper, which certainly dates from 1918, advertises the present title on its front panel as "a new volume by Mr. Freeman mainly written in 1917 & 1918", but beneath this adds three press notices of the collection. The 1918 catalogue advertises the book as though available, but without adding reviews. We have previously handled a presentation copy, which was without the catalogue, and also unfortunately without a dust-wrapper. We suspect that such copies were advance copies, bound up before the Autumn 1918 catalogue was printed, and that these would have been issued with a plainer version of the dust-wrapper, not bearing reviews, such a dust-wrapper presumably being used also for the very earliest copies sold, the main print run of the dust-wrapper having been delayed until reviews should have become available - though it is also conceivable that the publishers, in the person of Roger Ingpen, might have received an advance notice of these three reviews, in which case the present version of the dust-wrapper could have been issued with all of the copies for sale. In the present volume the initial ‘T' in the printer's imprint on p.128 is lacking, though we are not aware of what significance, if any, this might have.

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FREEMAN (John). The grove And other poems. Selwyn & Blount, Ltd., 21 York Buildings, Adelphi, 1924. Med.8vo; two blanks at end; reddish brown coarse linen, lettered gilt on spine, brown leather spine label, ruled and lettered gilt; fore- and lower- edges uncut. A fine copy.

Presentation copy, inscribed on the front end-paper ‘With my love to you/dear Winifred/K.F[arren]/ Christmas 1932'. Freeman married Gertrude Farren in 1902. Printed on British hand-made pure rag paper.

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FREEMAN (John). Last poems. Edited with an Introduction by J.C. Squire. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1930. Integral advertisement leaf at end; dark blue buckram, ruled blind on front cover and spine, blocked blind, ruled and lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy, inscribed on the front end-paper in the hand of K. Farren ‘To you, dear Winifred from/one who knew and loved/the poet, as you will, too./Christmas 1931.' John Freeman married Gertrude Farren in 1902.

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FREEMAN (Richard). The Rain That Eats And other poems. [Privately printed for the author,] Malaysia, 1970. Demy 8vo; final blank; pp.[viii]+46+[ii]; light red boards lettered white on front cover. Fine.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription to D.J. Enright on the title-page, and an undated A.L.S. to Enright, 12ll. A4, loosely laid in. Probably issued without a dust-wrapper.

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FROST (Robert). Book six: A further range. Jonathan Cape, 1937. Final blank; pp.94+[ii]; blue cloth lettered and with publisher's device gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Cloth slightly darkened on spine and at at edges; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper badly darkened on spine and at edges.

First English edition of a book published in America the previous year. Frost won his third Pulitzer Prize with this volume.

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FROST (Robert). A witness tree. Jonathan Cape, 1943. Portrait frontispiece from a drawing by Enit Kaufman, printed in brown; blank before half-title; blue cloth lettered gilt up spine; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. A nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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FROST (Robert). In the Clearing. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1962. Med.8vo; final blank; pp.101+[iii]; dark two tone grey cloth lettered silver down flat spine; pale grey-fawn end-papers. Fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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FROST (Robert). In the Clearing. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1962. Med.8vo; final blank; dark two tone grey cloth lettered silver down spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

First English edition, published the same year as the American edition. Includes an introduction by Robert Graves not present in the American edition.

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FRY (Christopher). Venus observed. A Play. Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, 1950. Pp.[viii]+99+[i (printer's imprint)]; Brown cloth lettered gilt up spine. Virtually fine copy in very slightly chipped dust-wrapper.



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FRY (Christopher). Jean Anouilh: The Lark. Translated by Christopher Fry. Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1955. Final blank; blue grey cloth blocked and lettered gilt down spine. A fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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FULLER (John). Waiting For The Music. [April,] 1982, The Salamander Press, Edinburgh. Double f'cap 8vo; blank at end; pp.[32]; grey wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black on sides, in black down spine; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.



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FULLER (John). Come aboard And sail away. Poems by John Fuller Illustrated by Nicholas Garland. [October,] 1983, The Salamander Press, Edinburgh. Double cr.8vo; numerous illustrations on text-paper; quarter scarlet cloth lettered gilt down flat spine, sky-blue boards blocked and lettered gilt on front board. Fine copy.

One of two thousand copies. Issued without a dust-wrapper.

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FULLER (Roy). A lost season. The Hogarth Press, 1944. Two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; dark red fine linen grain boards, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine in slightly torn dust-wrapper.

With the author's signature and the date ‘Feby 1950' on the front end-paper. Issued as Vol.XIV of The New Hogarth Library.

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FULLER (Roy). Counterparts. Derek Verschoyle, 1954. Final blank; light brown smooth boards printed in black on front cover and down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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FULLER (Roy). Brutus's Orchard. Poems. Andre Deutsch, 1957. Blank precedes half-title, final blank; lime green boards lettered gilt down spine. Extremely fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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FULLER (Roy). Buff. Andre Deutsch, 1965. Red boards blocked and lettered gilt down spine.

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

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FULLER (Roy). Off course. Poems. Turret Books, 1969. sm.4to; blank before half-title; limitation leaf at end; brown linen grain cloth lettered gilt on front cover and down spine. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 250 copies signed and numbered by the author.

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FULLER (Roy). A personal message to you . . . . Poem of the Month Club, N.D. [c.1969]. One page, 4to, printed form letter introducing the series. Folded once, as issued, and lightly marked; otherwise a nice copy.



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FULLER (Roy). To an Unknown Reader. Poem-of-the-Month Club Ltd, 1970. Imp.4to, single sheet, unfolded, printed on one side only. A fine copy.

One of an unspecified limited edition. Signed by the author at the foot of text.

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FULLER (Roy). From the Joke Shop. Andre Deutsch, 1975. Half-title not called for; deep pink linen grain boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Signed by the author on the front end-paper. [1982].

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GALSWORTHY (John). Justice. A tragedy in four acts. London, Duckworth and Co., Henrietta St. Covent Garden, 1910. Super roy.16mo in half sheets; green cloth blocked with publisher's motto device blind on back cover, ruled blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and down spine. Extra illustrated with portrait of Galsworthy laid onto verso of half-title, and relevant cartoon on verso of dramatis personæ leaf. Slight foxing of prelims. and edges; otherwise a fine copy.

Marrot, p.63: one of 700 copies issued in cloth.

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GALSWORTHY (John). A bit o' love. A play in three acts. Duckworth and Co., 1915. F'cap 8vo; imprint leaf followed by blank at end; green cloth blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover, ruled black on front cover, lettered black on front cover and down spine. A fine copy.

Marrot, p.72: the first published edition. One of 1,008 copies issued in cloth.

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GALSWORTHY (John). The foundations. An extravagant play In thre e acts. Duckworth and Co., 1920. F'cap 8vo; vertically ribbed yellow green cloth blocked with motto device blind on back cover, ruled black on front cover, lettered black on front cover and down spine. A fine copy.

Marrot, pp.73-4: one of at least 501 copies bound in cloth.

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GALSWORTHY (John). The skin game: A tragi-comedy in three acts. Duckworth and Co., 1920. F'cap 8vo; yellow green fine linen grain boards, blocked with publisher's device black on back cover, ruled and lettered black on front cover and down spine. A nice copy.

Marrot, p.74: one of at least 1,000 copies bound in cloth.

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GALSWORTHY (John). Six short plays. Duckworth and Co., 1921. F'cap 8vo; final blank; fine dotted line ribbed yellow green cloth blocked with motto device blind on back cover, ruled black on front cover, lettered black on front cover and spine. Nice.

Marrot, pp.75-6: one of 3,000 copies.

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GALSWORTHY (John). The forest. A drama in four acts. Duckworth and Co., 1924. F'cap 8vo; final blank; yellow green buckram blocked with monogram device black on back cover, ruled black on front cover, lettered black on front cover and down spine. A near fine copy.

Marrot, pp.79: one of 2,000 copies bound in cloth.

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GALSWORTHY (John). Old English. A play in three acts. Duckworth and Co., 1924. F'cap 8vo; final blank; green cloth, blocked with monogram device in black on back cover, ruled black on front cover, lettered black on front cover and down spine. Nice copy.

Marrot, p.81: one of at least 1,800 copies issued in cloth.

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GALSWORTHY (John). Escape. An episodic play In a Prologue and two parts. Duckworth, 3 Henrietta Street, London, W.C.2, 1926. F'cap 8vo; pp.100; green cloth blocked with monogram device black on back cover, ruled black on front cover, lettered black on front cover and down spine. A fine copy.

Marrot, pp.83-4: one of 2,032 copies in cloth of a total printing of 4,000. There were also 1,300 in paper and 600 were used for the ‘Theatre Edition'.

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GALSWORTHY (John). The winter garden: Four dramatic pieces. With a foreword by Mrs. Galsworthy. Duckworth, 1935. Portrait frontispiece; blue cloth lettered gilt up spine. Nice copy in chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.



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[GARDINER (C. Wrey).]. Oxford edition: The vision Or Hell, purgatory, and paradise Of Dante Alighieri Translated by Henry Francis Cary With an 109 illustrations by John Flaxman. Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1916. Sm.double cr.16mo; half-tone frontispiece; numerous line illustrations in text; pp.[xv]+578; purple beaded linen grain cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt and blind on spine. Spine slightly faded and covers a little dull; generally nice copy.

C. Wrey Gardiner's copy, with his signature and forty word inscription on the front end-paper.

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[GARDINER (Wrey).]. George Seferis: Poems. Translated from the Greek by Rex Warner. The Bodley Head, 1960. Double f'cap 8vo; pink self-wrappers, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt on front cover, printed black down spine, folded over plain white boards; pale grey end-papers. In general a nice copy.

Wrey Gardiner's copy, bearing on recto and verso of back free end-papers much corrected holograph drafts of two poems, one wholly scored through, but both of them signed at foot.

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GARNETT (Edward). The trial of Jeanne d'Arc: An historical play in five acts. Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 3 Adam Street, Adelphi, 1912. Blank before half-title; final page publisher's advertisements; cerise cloth ruled blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Nice copy.



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GARNIER (Pierre). Six odes concretes A la picardie. Futura 18, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, [Stuttgart, Germany,] 1967. Single sheet, royal, folded three times as issued, to 8vo size; printed on one side of paper only. Fine copy.

Concrete poetry.

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GASCOYNE (David). Five early Uncollected poems. The Other Branch Readings, C/o 10 Gloucester Street, Leamington Spa, May 1984, No.29. 8pp. A5 format; half-title not called for; pink wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black, the back wrapper bearing the limitation notice; end-papers not called for. Fine copy.

Of a total edition of 200 numbered copies, this is one of only thirty copies signed by Gascoyne. The limitation to 30 copies is added as a ms. appendix to the printed limitation notice, and appears between the copy number and the signature. Issued as no.29 of ‘The Other Branch Readings'.

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GAWSWORTH (John [i.e., Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong]). Fifteen poems, three friends. Twyn Barlwm Press, 1931. Final blank; three wood-engravings by Edward Carrick; pp.xxix+[3]; blue-grey wrappers printed on front wrapper in black. Slight wear to spine; some foxing, chiefly affecting title and last three leaves of text; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

One of an edition limited to 200 numbered copies, this copy being marked ‘Xtra'.

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GAWSWORTH (John [i.e., Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong]). Confession: Verses. London, Twyn Barlwm Press, Sixty Frith Street, Soho Square, 1931. One gathering, lge.12mo, sewn, with green linen thread, into large lime green wrappers, printed in black on front and inside back wrapper; blank precedes half-title, blank at end. Wrappers faded at edges, and with one short tear; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription to Charles Roth on the half-title page, and the pencilled signature of Roth on the front blank. According to a ms. note in Gawsworth's hand on the verso of the half title, one of an edition ‘Limited to 250 copies'. Printed on Abbey Mills laid paper.

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GEDDES (Gary). The Acid test. Winnipeg: Turnstone Press, 1981. Med.8vo; half-title not called for; vignette title-page; advertisement leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.[3]-79+[i (blank)]+[ii] white glazed card wrappers, printed in black on back wrapper, in black, blue-grey, and brown on front wrapper and spine; issued without paste-downs, but with yellowish-brown laid end-papers. Fine copy.

Fine poems.

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GEDDES (Gary). The Terracotta Army [On verso of title:] 1984 . . . Published in Canada by Oberon Press. Demy 8vo; half-title printed with characters in Chinese; illustrated title-page with publication details on verso: otherwise alternate pages throughout printed with Chinese characters, the last page being blank; pp.55 (paged on rectos only)+[i]; dark charcoal fine linen, lettered gilt down spine; dull brown lightly textured end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Loosely laid in is a T.L.S. from the author to Andrew Motion, referring to the book, c.260 words, together with a photocopy of a letter from W.H. New to Geddes informing him of the selection of this volume as the ‘America Area' winner of the 1985 Commonwealth Poetry Prize and of its candidacy for the full prize, a photocopy leaf of reviews of the volume, and a photocopy review by George Woodcock of Geddes' earlier volume ‘The acid Test'. Purchased by us from the Chatto & Windus files.

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GELBER (Jack). The connection. A play. Introduction by Kenneth Tynan. Photographs by John E. Wulp. Evergreen Books Ltd., London; Grove Press, Inc., New York, 1960. Double lge.post 16mo; double spread title, utilising verso of half-title; one single page and eight double-page illustrations; white glazed wrappers, cut flush, printed in black and red; issued without end-papers. Few light small stains on wrappers; otherwise a nice copy.

The correct first edition, printed in America.

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GELBER (Jack). The connection. A Play. Introduction By Kenneth Tynan. Faber and Faber, 1961. Post 8vo; final blank; purple cloth ruled and lettered gilt down spine. Inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

First English edition, printed in England.

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GENET (Jean). The screens. Translated from the French by Bernard Frechtman. Faber and Faber, 1963. Post 8vo; red cloth, ruled and lettered gilt down spine; slip regarding performing rights tipped in before dedication leaf. Good in dust-wrapper.

First produced in Germany in 1961. The first edition in English.

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GHASHGHAI (Rosalind [Princess]). Poetic Parade. [Privately printed at the Press of A. Colish, Mount Vernon,] New York, 1976. Med.8vo; blank before half-title; full colour portrait frontispiece from a photograph by Cecily Ray laid onto captioned verso of half-title; colophon leaf followed by blank at end; pp.[ii]+65+[v]; mottled light and dark blue-grey rough cloth, flat spine, dark blue buckram onlay on front cover, and spine, ruled and lettered gilt. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Signed by the author on the half-title-page. Finely printed on Curtis Rag paper.

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GIBBONS (Stella). The priestess And Other Poems. Longmans, Green and Co., 1934. Sm.f'cap 4to; deep blue self-wrappers, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, printed black on front wrapper and up spine, folded over outer end-papers, these not being pasted down. Spine and edges of wrappers slightly faded; inner front end-paper lacking; otherwise fine.



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GIBBONS (Stella). The lowland Venus And Other Poems. Longmans, Green and Co., 1938. Sm.f'cap 4to; blank and advertisement leaf before half-title, two blanks at end; deep blue self-wrappers, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, printed black on front wrapper and up spine, folded over outer end-papers, these not being pasted down. Spine and edges of wrappers faded; otherwise a fine copy.

Review copy, with the publisher's review slip loosely laid in. Scheduled for publication on October 24th 1938, at 3/6d.

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