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.

GIBSON (Elizabeth). A Flock of dreams. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1904. Imp.16mo in half sheets; pp.64; glazed large darkish grey-green wrappers printed in black, the inside wrappers bearing series advertisements; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Some fading and light creasing of wrappers; poor quality paper, lightly embrowned throughout; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as No.22 in ‘The Vigo Cabinet Series', this being the latest volume advertised. Nelson, 1904.11

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GIBSON (Wilfrid Wilson). Daily bread Book II: The garret And other dramatic poems. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1910. Lge.f'cap 8vo; pp.[63]+[i (blank)]; light blue large wrappers printed black outside and on inside front wrapper; issued without end-papers. Wrappers a little faded, and with three small chips; otherwise a near fine copy.



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GIBSON (Wilfrid Wilson). Fires, Book II: The ovens, and other tales. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1912. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; [46]+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed blue cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed. Covers lightly marked, but a nice copy.

Presentation copy with the author's holograph inscription on the front end-paper, supplemented by his laid-on visiting card.

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GIBSON (Wilfrid Wilson). Friends. Elkin Mathews, Cork Street, 1916. Integral advertisement leaf at end; brown wrappers, printed purple on front wrapper and up spine; lower-edges uncut; issued without end-papers. Near fine copy.



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GIBSON (Wilfrid). Kestrel edge And other plays. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1924. Blank, followed by integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[vi]+150+[ii]+[ii]; brown boards, cream paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Insignificant wear to paper at head of spine; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Includes ‘Lovers' Leap', ‘Gangrels', ‘Kestrel Edge'.

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GIBSON (Wilfrid). Between fairs. A comedy. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1928. Quarter pale fawn buckram, paper spine label, purple and cream batik board sides; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Label slightly creased; boards a little faded at edges; otherwise a very nice copy.



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GIBSON (Wilfrid). The Alert. Oxford University Press, 1941. Blank before half-title, blank at end, serving as paste-downs; unprinted thin yellow boards. A little light pencil scoring in text, otherwise a fine copy in slightly marked and faded dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy, with the author's contemporary holograph inscription on the half-title page. [1982].

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GIBSON (Wilfrid). Challenge. Oxford University Press, 1942. Post 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end, serving as paste-downs; orange self-wrappers printed in black, over orange card wrappers. Fine.



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GILBERT (Bernard). Rebel verses. Oxford, B.H. Blackwell, Broad Street, 1918. Double pott 8vo; pp.viii+[64]; crocus yellow wrappers, printed black on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Very nice copy.

Lincolnshire poet.

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GINSBERG (Allen). Thieves Stole This Poem. Carnivorous Arpeggio (Press)! Hull England, 1993. One half-sheet, lge.12mo, printed on Brightwater cream laid paper, wire-stitched into unprinted grey thin card wrappers, cut flush; issued without end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

One of only fifty numbered copies.

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GIRAUDOUX (Jean). Siegfried. Piece en 4 actes. Paris, Bernard Grasset, 61, rue des Saints-peres, 1928. Binder's blank before half-title, imprint leaf followed by binder's blank at end; green wrappers printed in darker green and black; a.e. uncut. Nice copy.

One of 3,650 numbered copies on Alfa. Issued as a volume in the series ‘Les cahiers verts' "Publies sous la direction de Daniel Halevy".

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GIRAUDOUX (Jean). Amphitryon 38: Comedie en trois actes. Paris, Bernard Grasset, 61, rue des Saints-peres, 1929. Binder's blank precedes half-title; ‘Table' leaf, followed by limitation leaf, imprint leaf, and blank at end; green wrappers, printed in darker green and black; a.e. uncut. A nice copy.

One of 3,650 numbered copies on Alfa. Issued as a volume in the series ‘Les cahiers verts' "Publies sous la direction de Daniel Halevy".

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GIRAUDOUX (Jean). Judith: Tragedie en trois actes. Paris, Editions Emile-Paul Freres, 14, rue de l'abbaye, VIe, 1932. Blank before half-title, blank at end; white wrappers, printed in black and green. Wrappers a little stained and grubby, and back-strip chipped; poor quality paper lightly embrowned throughout; otherwise a nice copy.

First ordinary edition.

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GISSING (George). Six Sonnets on Shakespearian Heroines With an introductory note by Pierre Coustillas. Eric & Joan Stevens, 1982. One gathering, roy.8vo, sewn into light marina blue wrappers printed on front wrapper in black; blank precedes title-page, two blanks at end; half-title not called for. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 250 copies, hand set and printed by the publishers.

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GITTINGS (Robert). Famous meeting: Poems Narrative and Lyric. William Heinemann Ltd, 1953. Blank before half-title, final blank; green cloth lettered gilt down spine, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover. Fine copy in dust-wrapper frayed at head of spine.



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GLEN (Duncan). In appearances. Preston, Akros Publications, 1971. Sm.roy.8vo; pale tangerine card printed with ‘Word leet/glossary' in black loosely laid in as issued; faintly mottled light crimson boards printed with elephant-hide pattern in pale greenish brown, lettered gilt down spine; brownish-mustard end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Rather a handsome volume, printed on cream laid paper.

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GLEN (Duncan). On midsummer evenin Merriest of nichts? Nottingham, Akros Publications, 1981. Double super roy.16mo, perfect bound; pp.[ii]+62; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; issued without end-papers. A fine copy.

One of an issue limited to fifty copies numbered and signed by the author.

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GLOVER (Halcott). Wat Tyler And other plays. London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., Broadway House: 68-74 Carter Lane, E.C., 1925. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; pp.[viii]+341+[iii]; light cerise buckram, cream paper spine label printed in light cerise; spare label tipped in at end. Nice copy.

From the library of theatre critic John Trewin, with his signature on the front end-paper.

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GOACHER (Denis). Night of the 12th, 13th. [On verso of title:] 1973, Sceptre Press, Rushden, Northamptonshire. Lge.post 8vo format, 4pp., unbound. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 150 numbered copies, this being one of 100 not signed.

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GOONERATNE (Yasmine). 6,000 ft death dive. Printed in Sri Lanka By Swadeshi Printers, Colombo, 1981. 46pp., cr.4to format, sewn as a single gathering into white card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front in black; final leaf a singleton, tipped in. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy to D.J. Enright, with the author's signed holograph inscription dated from Sydney [Australia], May 1981, on the title-page, and a T.L.S., together with some relevant photocopies of newspaper clippings, loosely laid in. Poems written in Australia, Honolulu, and Sri Lanka.

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[GOSSE (Edmund).]. Under the Swedish Colours: A short anthology of modern Swedish poets Done into English verse By Francis Arthur Judd. Arranged by H.M. With a Preface by Edmund Gosse. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1911. Roy.16mo in half sheets; sepiatone photogravure frontispiece, with tissue guard; pp.96; quarter diagonally fine ribbed mustard cloth, light blue rough effect buckram sides, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Gilt oxydised on spine; buckram damp-spotted; otherwise nice.

An uncommon Gosse item. Gosse's Preface occupies pp.5-14. Poets represented include Per Hallstrom, Gustaf Froding, Viktor Rydberg, Count Carl Snoilsky, and King Oscar II.

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GOSSE (Edmund). The Collected poems. William Heinemann, 1911. Imprint leaf at end; rich brown buckram, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. A nice copy.

Includes a Preface by the author here first published, and one poem here first collected. A portrait of Gosse by Sargent, called for in the Preface, has evidently never been included in this copy.

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GRAHAM (T.F. Harkness). Dreams and Fancies By T.F. Harkness Graham. No publisher, no place, no printer, [c.1905]. Half-title not called for; pp.[vi]+29+[i (blank)]; mottled brownish grey paper wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; issued without end-papers. Wrappers slightly worn at tail of spine, and with small snag on back fore-edge; one large blank corner creased; otherwise a fine copy.

We would have guessed a limiting latest date of 1910 for the volume from the wrappers; a limiting earliest date of mid-August 1903 is provided by the title of one of the poems: 1905-7 would probably be accurate. Several of the poems refer to Port-Glasgow, and one to Yarrow: the author was also at some point a student, and travelled in Germany.

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GRAVELEY (George). Great Cats Play Chess. Humphrey Toulmin, Soho Square: London, 1935. Sm.cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; pp.124+[ii]+[2]; light green cloth, cream spine label printed in light green; t.e. scarlet; spare label tipped in at end. Fine copy in dust-wrapper with short closed tear in back wrapper.

Presentation copy to theatre critic J.C. Trewin and his wife, with the author's signed holograph inscription dated May 1965 on the front end-paper.

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GRAVES (Robert). Over the brazier. The Poetry Bookshop, 1916. Sm.4to; fawn wrappers printed in black, blue, and red on front wrapper; uncut edges. In general a nice copy. Scarce.

Higginson A1a. The author's first book. The cover design is by Lovat Fraser.

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GRAVES (Robert). Fairies and Fusiliers. William Heinemann, 1917. Blank before half-title; rose-madder fine linen grain cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. A nice copy.

Presentation copy from the author, with his holograph inscription in pencil on the front paste-down: ‘Dorothy from Robert Dec 17th'. We have not identified the recipient.

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GRAVES (Robert). Fairies and Fusiliers. William Heinemann, 1917. Blank before half-title; light cerise crinkle grain cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. A nice copy.

From the library of Eric Gillett, with his pencilled signature on the front end-paper.

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GRAVES (Robert). Poems 1926-1930. William Heinemann Ltd., 1931. Final blank; purple cloth blocked with all over design in white on sides and spine, purple paper labels printed in black, on spine and front cover; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fine copy in nice dust-wrapper.

Higginson A36. One of 1,000 copies. This copy has a spare label tipped in at the end.

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GRAVES (Robert). Advice From a Mother. Poem-of-the-Month Club Ltd., 1970. One quarter sheet imp.4to, unfolded, printed on one side only. Fine copy.

Signed by the author at end of text.

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GRAVES (Robert). Poems:- Abridged For Dolls And Princes. [On colophon:] first published in 1971 by Cassell & Company Ltd, 35 Red Lion Square, London, WC1. F'cap 16mo in half-sheets; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; colophon leaf at end; bright sky-blue cloth lettered gilt on spine. Virtually fine copy.

First publication of a volume written by Graves for Queen Mary's Dolls' House in 1922. An enlarged facsimile of Graves' ms.

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GRAVES (Robert). Collected poems, 1975. Cassell, London, 1975. Double demy 16mo; blank precedes half-title; cancel title-page tipped on to a stub; pp.592; green cloth, lettered with rule, gilt, on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

We are unable to suggest a reason for the cancel.

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GREACEN (Robert). A Garland For Captain Fox. Gallery Books, [on verso of title-page:] 19, Oakdown Road, Dublin 14, Ireland, 1975. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end, serving as free end-papers; pp.[32]; plain glazed white card wrappers, cut flush. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription to John Heath-Stubbs on the front blank.

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GREENE (George A.). Songs of the Open air. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1912. Roy.16mo in half sheets; pp.[116]; blue green cloth flecked vertically with pale green, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Very slight fading/brightening of cloth; otherwise fine.



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[GREENE (Graham).]. [By] Mary Connell. Help Is On the Way. Foreword by Graham Greene. Max Reinhardt, 1986. Very lge.12mo; illustrations on text-paper; pp.[48]; white card self-wrappers, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, printed in pale metallic blue, scarlet, and black; deep red end-papers. Fine copy.



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GREENWOOD (Walter) & GOW (Ronald). Love on the dole. Adapted from Walter Greenwood's novel Of the same name. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, 1935. Blank before half-title, blank at end; yellow cloth, blocked with publisher's device, ruled, and lettered blue up spine; lower-edges uncut. Near-fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Issued as the first volume of Cape's ‘New Play Series'.

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GREGORY (Lady Augusta). The image: a play In three acts. Dublin: Maunsel & Co., Ltd., 1910. Final blank; blue grey wrappers printed in blue. Wrappers slightly darkened, and a trifle worn at head and tail of spine; prelims., last leaves, and edges foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

The price on the front wrapper of this copy has been altered as usual from 1/6 to 1/ by the erasure of the 6.

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GREGORY (Lady Augusta). The image: a play In three acts. Dublin: Maunsel & Co., Ltd., 1910. Final blank; blue grey wrappers printed in blue. Near fine.

Signed by the author on the title page. The price on the front wrapper of this copy has been altered as usual from 1/6 to 1/ by the erasure of the 6 (which here, however, is still partly visible). Purchased from the residue of the author's books.

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GRIFFIN (Jonathan). The hidden king: A poem for the stage In the form of a trilogy. London: Secker & Warburg, 1955. Double demy 16mo; pp.296; scarlet cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Gilt slightly oxydised; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy to drama critic J.C. Trewin, with the author's signed holograph presentation inscription on the front end-paper, dated September 9th 1955. Loosely laid in is a flyer for ‘Jonathan Griffin, Jerzy Ficowski at the Arts Theatre 1983' (slightly frayed).

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GRIFFITHS (Wyn). [Cover title:] The barren tree. A poem. Reprinted from The Welsh Review, [Cardiff,] September 1944. Demy 8vo format, 12pp. on hand-made paper, sewn into brown card wrappers printed on the front wrapper in black; prelims. not called for; imprint leaf at end; uncut fore-edges; issued without end-papers.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed inscription to Herman Ould, dated ‘17/x/44', on the inside front wrapper.

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GRIGSON (Geoffrey). Ingestion Of ice-cream And other poems. Macmillan, 1969. Pp.[viii]+72; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in pink, green, and brown, in pink and green on back wrapper and down spine; issued without end-papers. Very nice copy.

First issued state, with publisher's cancellation label, printed in black, on back cover altering the price from ‘63p. (12s. 6d.) net' to ‘65p/13s net'. A volume in the series ‘Macmillan Poets'.

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GRUBB (David [H. W.].). Frog. [On verso of title:] 1972, Sceptre Press, Rushden, Northamptonshire. Lge.post 8vo format, 4pp., tipped into pink card wrappers, printed on front wrapper in black; half-title not called for; issued without end-papers. Fine.

Of a total edition of 100 numbered copies, this is one of only thirty signed by the poet.

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GRUNDY (Sydney). The late Mr. Castello. An Original Farce in Three Acts. Copyright 1901, by T.H. French. New York: Samuel French, Publisher, 26 West 22d [sic] Street / London: Samuel French, Ltd., Publishers, 89, Strand, N.D. [1901]. Sm.post 8vo, wire-stabbed; half-title not called for; pp.52; salmon pink wrappers, cut flush, printed on all surfaces in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Issued as number 2212 of French's Acting Edition (Volume 148), the number appearing at the top left hand corner of the front wrapper. The correct first issue, the back wrapper bearing series listings only up to number 2206. The wrapper gives the American publisher's new address, as 24, West 22nd Street, not 26, as on the title page. The present copy, though without signs of provenance, was at one time in the author's own file, whence it passed into the collection of the critic J.C. Trewen, from which (ultimately) it was purchased by us. CBEL, III, p.626 lists eight dramatic pieces by Grundy, noting that he wrote another ten (the figure should in fact be at least thirty): this is not amongst the pieces named. The piece was first produced at the Comedy Theatre, London, on 28th December, 1895.

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GRUNDY (Sydney). Printed as Manuscript - not Published: A Napoleon of finance. An original comedy, in four acts. London, Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1903. Demy 8vo in half sheets, printed on antique toned laid paper; half-title not called for; last page blank; pp.[113]+[i]; buff thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black on front wrapper with facsimile of title-page; made up without end-papers. Fine copy.

One of no more than a handful of copies privately printed for the author. CBEL, III, p.626 lists eight dramatic pieces by Grundy, noting that he wrote another ten (the figure should in fact be at least thirty): this is not not amongst the pieces named. It appears to be the only printing. The present copy, though without signs of provenance, was at one time in the author's own file, whence it passed into the collection of the critic J.C. Trewen, from which (ultimately) it was purchased by us. One copy only in NUC (Illinois, Urbana).

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GUARE (John). Six Degrees of Separation. A play by John Guare. Vintage Books, A division of Random House, Inc. New York, 1990. Double lge.post 16mo; two advertisement leaves precede half-title; biographical note leaf at end, verso blank; pp.[xiv]+120+[ii]; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in colours; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Not issued in hardcover.

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GUEST (Harry). Arrangements. Anvil Press Poetry, [on verso of title-page:] 5 Carew Road, Northwood, Middlesex, 1968. Lge.med.8vo; laminated white card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front in black and pale metallic blue, on other surfaces in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

This issue in wrappers is secondary, and bears reviews on the inside front wrapper. The primary issue was in cloth.

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GUEST (Harry). The Achievements Of Memory. The Sceptre Press, Rushden, Northamptonshire, 1974. A single 12pp. gathering, 6"x6", wire-stitched into purple self-wrappers, folded over blank outermost leaves, the front wrapper printed in black; issued without half-title or end-papers. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 150 numbered copies. The design of the volume, the stanzas being placed on the page like the four-spot of a die, is a necessary extension of the poem's technique.

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GUEST (Harry). Two Poems. The Sceptre Press, Knotting, Bedfordshire, 1977. One half-sheet, post 8vo, wire-stitched into pale powder-blue wrappers, cut flush, front wrapper printed black. Half-title not called for; limitation leaf follows title-page. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 150 numbered copies.

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GUINNESS (Bryan). Reflexions. William Heinemann Ltd, 1947. Demy 8vo in half sheets; illustrated title-page printed in grey and black; numerous vignettes on text-paper; old cream cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered red down spine, carmine paper label printed in red and grey-green on front cover; tan end-papers. Fine copy in nice dust-wrapper.



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GUINNESS (Bryan). Collected Poems (1927-1955). William Heinemann Ltd, 1956. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; lake cloth, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt down flat spine. Generally nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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GUNN (Thom). Touch. Faber & Faber, 1967. Demy 8vo; two blanks before half-title, three at end, the outermost serving as end-papers; black cloth, ruled and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy.



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GUNN (Tom). The Fair in the Woods. Sycamore Broadsheet 6 [On back panel:] Sycamore Press, 4 Benson Place, Oxford, Winter 1969. One half sheet f'cap folio, folded into three panels, printed outside in dark red, inside in black. Fine copy.



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GUNN (Thom). Undesirables. Pig Press [7 Cross View Terrace, Neville's Cross,] Durham [DH1 4JY] 1988. 20pp. lge.post 8vo format, wire-stitched into iron grey free end-papers and cream card wrappers, cut flush, printed and glazed outside in red and dull grey-green; pp.19+[i (blank)]; issued without dust-wrapper. Nice copy.



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GWYNN (Stephen). The Queen's Chronicler And other poems. John Lane, 1901. Green buckram blocked with art nouveau design in gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Good copy.

With the author's holograph inscription on the front end-paper: ‘To M.L.G. with the omissions - 25 Apr.1901. SLG.' Mary L. Gwynn was the poet's wife. The omissions referred to, here present in the text, but marked for cutting, occur in the poems ‘Mater Severa' and ‘The Woman of Beare', involving in all fourteen entire stanzas. The volume has been reworked throughout, and the text of no fewer than eight further poems (including the long title poem) bears substantive revisions, either in pen or pencil, in the author's hand. The book was not published until mid May. The cover design is probably by Laurence Housman.

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HACKER (Marilyn). Poems by / Going back To the River / Marilyn Hacker. Vintage Books, A Division of Random House, Inc., New York, 1990. Short demy 8vo format, perfect bound; advertisement leaf before half-title; biographical note leaf followed by blank at end; pp.[xii]+95+[i (blank)]+[i]+[iii]; glazed white card wrappers cut flush, printed outside in full colour; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Also issued, simultaneously, in hard cover.

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HACKNEY (Sheila). Tea party. [On last page:] Blue Moon Poem for Christmas 1931. Single leaf of cream paper, once folded, to extra cr.8vo size; one illustration in text; issued without covers. Fine copy.

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

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HAINES (C. Reginald, M.A., [D.D.]). Verses and Versions In English, Greek, and Latin, By C. Reginald Haines, M.A., Author of "Versions in Verse," &c. With a few pieces by The late Anna Moline Haines. London: Printed by Harrison and Sons, St. Martin's Lane, W.C., N.D. [1901]. Printed on textured antique-toned paper; half-title not called for; pp.[x]+100; diagonally fine ribbed Cambridge blue cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut, text-paper end-papers. Nice copy.

Printed for private circulation only. Anna Moline Haines was the mother of C. Reginald. She died in 1894. Dated from the Preface. The author lived at Uppingham.

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HALL (D.J.). Journey Into morning. Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1972. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in black and brown; pp.[vi]+138; rich brown boards blocked gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Slight spine roll, but a nice copy in dust-wrapper.

Issued as a volume in The Phoenix Living Poets series.

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HALL (Fairfax). A Birthday Greeting. The Stourton Press, Dacre Street Westminster, 1931. One gathering, demy 8vo, the text printed throughout in black letter in red, green, and black; two blanks at front and back serving as end-papers; limitation leaf printed with illustration in green and black, and with loose tissue guard, follows last leaf of text; quarter lake rough buckram, flat spine, grey board sides, lettered copper on front board; a.e. uncut. Near fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 56 numbered copies, printed on hand-made paper by the author at his private press in August 1931.

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HALL (J.C.). A house Of voices. Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1973. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in black and brown; pp.40; light brown boards, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and down spine. Fine copy in nicked dust-wrapper with publisher's wrap-around flash.

Issued in ‘The Phoenix Living Poets' series.

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HALLIWELL (David). K.D. Dufford hears K.D. Dufford ask K.D. Dufford how K.D. Dufford'll make K.D. Dufford. Faber and Faber, 1970. Blank before half-title; orange wrappers, printed black on front wrapper and spine. Fine copy.

Uncorrected Proof Copy.

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HAMBURGER (Michael). Poems of Holderlin translated by Michael Hamburger. PL Nicholson & Watson, 1943. 2pp. integral advertisements at end (verso of last leaf blank); orange cloth, lettered black on spine. Near-fine copy.

The author's first book. Intended also to be the first book published by Poetry London.

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HAMBURGER (Michael). Twenty Prose Poems Of Baudelaire. Translated with an Introduction by Michael Hamburger. Editions Poetry London, 1946. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in red and black; grey cloth lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper unobtrusively reinforced at extremities of folds.



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HAMBURGER (Michael). Flowering Cactus. Poems 1942-49. 1950, Aldington, Kent, The Hand & Flower Press. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; imprint leaf following last leaf of text, and title-page, printed in pink and black; very dark green smooth cloth, ruled gilt, panelled pink, lettered very dark green through pink up spine. Spine enamel slightly rubbed, and gilt a trifle dull; otherwise a fine copy.



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HAMBURGER (Michael). Poems 1950-1951. The Hand and Flower Press, Aldington, Kent, 1952. Wire-stitched; browny cream wrappers printed in black and red. Fine copy.

Issued as number VI of the Poems in Pamphlet series.

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HAMBURGER (Michael). In flashlight: poems. Northern House, Leeds, 1965. White wrappers printed in black and red. Near-fine copy.

Set and printed by hand. The seventh volume in the series Northern House Pamphlet Poets.

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[HAMBURGER (Michael).]. Poems By Magnus Enzenburger. Translated by Michael Hamburger. 1966, [on recto of last leaf:] Northern House, 58, Queen's Road, Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne 2. One gathering, lge.12mo, sewn into white card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black and pink; half-title not called for; imprint/advertisement leaf at end; issued without end-papers. Near-fine copy.

The ninth volume in the series Northern House Pamphlet Poets.

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[HAMBURGER (Michael).]. [Cover title:] In memoriam Friedrich Holderlin: March 20 1770 - June 7 1843. [Inside back cover:] The Menard Press, March 1970. One half sheet, demy 8vo, sewn. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 100 copies numbered and signed by Hamburger.

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HAMBURGER (Michael). Ownerless Earth: New & Selected Poems. E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York, 1973. Double demy 16mo; pp.160; black cloth textured boards, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy to fellow poet John Heath-Stubbs (on his 55th birthday), with Hamburger's holograph inscription dated July 9th 1973 on the half-title, and the book-plate of the recipient on the front end-paper.

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HAMBURGER (Michael). Palinode. A Poet's Progress. The Sceptre Press, Knotting, Bedfordshire, 1977. One half sheet, sq.lge.post 8vo, wire-stitched into light yellow green card wrappers, cut flush; half-title not called for; limitation leaf follows title-page; blank at end; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 150 numbered copies. Printed on Abbey Mills laid paper.

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[HAMBURGER (Michael).]. Helmut Heissenbuttel: Texts, Selected and translated by Michael Hamburger. Marion Boyars, 1977. Super roy.8vo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; pp.[iv]+[120]+[iv]; ivory boards lettered gilt down spine. Nice copy.

First edition in English of texts originally published in German between 1960 and 1974.

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[HAMBURGER (Michael).]. Poems By Franco Fortini Translated by Michael Hamburger. Arc Publications, [3 & 4 Oldroyd, Todmorden, Lancs.,] 1978. Double f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; limitation leaf followed by blank at end; pp.[3]-65+[i (blank)]+[ii]+[ii]; dull blue crackle-grain cloth lettered gilt down flat spine; grey end-papers. Fine copy.

One of only 150 copies bound in cloth of a total edition limited to 500. The curious pagination appears to result from the limitation leaf having originally been allowed for among the prelims. Dual language text. Included also is a two page Introduction by the translator.

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HAMILTON (Patrick). Rope: a play. With a preface on thrillers. Constable & Co Ltd, 1929. Sm.cr.8vo; leaf of slightly thinner paper printed in blue, bearing a criticism by Hugh Walpole, tipped in before title-page; 4pp. integral advertisements followed by blank at end; pp.[ii]+[2 (tipped in)]+[iii]-[vi], xi-[xii]+13-90+[4]+[ii]; pale bluish green card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper and down spine in dark bluish green. Wrappers a little dusty, spine faded, and showing slight wear at extreme head and tail; very slight foxing of back end-papers; text fine.

Advance issue for distribution at the theatre, without the advertised Preface, which was not yet ready, and with a different cover from the trade edition, reading on the front panel: ‘With H.M. Harwood and Reginald Denham's Compliments, July 22nd, 1929: Souvenir Of Rope By Patrick Hamilton. Reginald Denham's Production, Ambassador's Theatre.' Walpole's criticism is from a review of Hamilton's novel ‘The Midnight Bell', which appeared just before the opening of the play. In it he refers to ‘Rope' as though it will have opened by the time that the article appears. The text of the play as given here may differ from that of the published edition in some minor respects, though this we have not checked. We have never encountered this issue before, which would appear to be extremely scarce.

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HAMILTON (Patrick). The duke In darkness: A Play in Three Acts. Constable and Company Ltd., 1943. Sm.cr.8vo; two blanks before half-title, one at end; pp.[iv]+85+[iii]; light orange-brown self-wrappers, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, folded at fore-edges over first and last blank, printed on back panel, spine, and inside front wrapper in black, on front panel in red; agency label printed in scarlet, relating to performance fees, tipped on to lower corner of front wrapper, this mostly removed prior to issue, being replaced by a different notice relating to performance fees, printed in black, laid on to the lower portion of p.[5]. Five small pressure dints on back wrapper, with corresponding fox-spots on final blank; otherwise a fine copy.

Second issue, the earliest copies having the front cover slip present, and being without the laid on slip on p.[5].

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HAMILTON (Robin). [Cover title:] Views From the Bridge. [Privately printed.] York, 1971. Single sheets, A4, wire-stabbed, printed on rectos only; white front cover printed in black, leaf of thinner paper serving as end-paper, Copyright/limitation leaf, dedication leaf, leaf bearing prefatory poem, leaf bearing index, twenty-seven leaves bearing text, and unprinted back cover; one plate printed in half-tone on art paper inserted to face p.9. Light stains on front and back wrappers; otherwise a fine copy

One of a total edition limited to only thirty copies, all numbered and signed by the author. The front cover and illustration are by Osric Allen. Of the eight poems or verse sequences included in the volume, four (‘One Life', ‘A Sequence For My Friend The Poet', ‘Letters From The Asylum', and ‘Three Dead Letters to Marilyn') appear not to have been reprinted, though the first three sections of ‘A Sequence For My Friend The Poet' have been collected as individual poems.

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HAMILTON (Robin). The lost jockey: Collected Poems 1966-1982. Bran's Head, [on verso of title-page:] 45, Milk Street, Frome, Somerset, 1985. Lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; blank precedes title-page, blank at end; pale orange textured card wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black on front, in black on back, wrapper; issued without end-papers.

Printed throughout on pale yellow paper. The cover design is by Guy Carter.

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HAMPTON (Christopher). Elegy for Leopardi's Moon. [On verso of title:] 1973, Sceptre Press, Rushden, Northamptonshire. One quarter sheet lge.post 8vo, printed on all four pages, unbound. Fine copy.

One of 100 ordinary copies out of a total edition limited to 150 numbered copies.

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HANKIN (St. John). Mr. Punch's Dramatic Sequels. With fourteen original illustrations by E.J. Wheeler. London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co. Ld., N.D. [1901]. Imp.16mo in half-sheets; title-page printed in red and black; fourteen inserted plates, included in the pagination; pp.[x]+246; dull blue rough buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; foew- and lower- edges uncut. Some wear to cloth at head and tail of spine; some scattered foxing; a good working copy, nonetheless.

From the library of drama critic John Trewin and his wife, with their ownership inscriptions in pen and ink on the front end-papers.

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HANKIN (St. John). The return of The prodigal: A comedy for Fathers. With an introduction by St. John Ervine. London: The Richards Press, No.8 Charles Street, St. James's Square, 1949. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.[99]+[i (printer's imprint)]; greenish grey self-wrappers, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, printed in brownish red and black, folded over white thin card sides; issued without end-papers. Back wrapper very slightly frayed; otherwise a fine copy.

Originally produced in 1905, the present edition celebrated the revival of this play at the Globe Theatre, London, in 1948. Ervine's ten page Introduction is here first printed. From the library of theatre critic John Trewin and his wife, with their small, neat ownership inscription on the half-title.

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HAN-SHAN. Cold Mountain: 100 poems by the T'ang poet Han-Shan Translated and with an Introduction By Burton Watson. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, London, 1970. F'cap 8vo, perfect bound; advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; pp.76+[ii]+[ii]; white thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front panel and up spine in grey. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition, softcover variant, of a title published in the U.S.A. in 1962. Issued as Cape Edition No.40, the advertisements listing the series to No.39.

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HARDY (Thomas). The dynasts. A drama Of the Napoleonic wars, In three parts, nineteen Acts, & one hundred and Thirty scenes. Part first [Part first; Part first; Part second; Part third]. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1903 [1904; 1904; 1906; 1908]. 5 Vols.; each volume with blank before half-title; 2pp. integral advertisements at end of volumes one and two; integral title-page to 1903 Part First; cancel title-page to first 1904 Part First, and Part Second, each pasted onto a stub; pp.[2]+xxii+228+v+[i (blank)]+[ii]; [2]+xxii+228+v+[i (blank)]+[ii]; [2]+xxii+228+v+[i (blank)]+[ii]; [2]+xiii+[i (blank)]+302+2; [2]+xiii+[i (blank)]+355+[i (blank)]; mottled green linen blocked with Hardy's monogram device gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Original paper fault affecting title-page to 1903 Part First (looks like a watermark, but isn't) and blind-stamp of New Zealand bookseller on front end-paper of first 1904 Part First: these two volumes otherwise in virtually fine condition, in rather chipped dust-wrappers (v. note); end-papers and edges of second 1904 Part First, and Part Second, slightly foxed; end-papers, edges, prelims. and last few leaves, and pp.32 to 97 (gatherings D to G and facing leaves) foxed in Part Third; otherwise nice. The five volumes

A complete collection of all the original English issues of ‘The Dynasts' (the first state of Part Second, with an integral title-page dated 1905, never having been issued in England, the cancel having been made at the printers before any of the sets of sheets were bound). Part First is here present in both states of the first printing, that with the integral title-page dated 1903 being somewhat rare, publication having been delayed and the cancel made before the book was published, when only the review and author's copies had been sent out. The second printing of Part First, which Hardy revised and corrected, is also here present. Purdy, pp.119-135 records that 1,000 copies of the original Part First were printed, fewer than 100 of which are likely to have survived with the title leaf uncancelled; that 1,000 copies of the revised Part First were printed; whilst the English issues of Part Second and Part Third consisted of 1,258 and (probably) 1,250 copies respectively. The dustwrappers to the two issues of Part First, which are identical, are somewhat chipped, that to the 1903 issue lacking the lower half of the spine and a small blank area from the front panel; that to the 1904 issue having a triangular piece lacking from the head of the spine: placed one over the other they would give the impression of a complete dust-wrapper. It is phenomenal to find dust-wrappers for English books published at this date - particularly so in the case of the 1903 volume, given the small number that in any case exist - but they are correct, the ‘Cash price In Great Britain' being given on the spine as ‘4/6 net', whilst the advertisements on the back panel list nothing published later than October 1903, the book having been ready for issue in December. The remaining three volumes are from the library of novelist Lambert Williams, and bear his signature and book-plate on the front end-papers of each.

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HARDY (Thomas). The dynasts. A drama Of the Napoleonic wars, In three parts, nineteen Acts, & one hundred and Thirty scenes. [Part second; Part third.] Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1904 [-6 -8]. 3 Vols.; each volume with blank before half-title; 2pp. integral advertisements at end of volumes one and two; green cloth blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Nice copy.

Volume one is of the second printing, with an integral title-page dated 1904, and the revised, reprinted prelims. The second volume is in the second state, having a cancel title-page, as always with the English issue, the cancel having been made at the printers before any of the sets of sheets were bound. Purdy, pp.119-135.

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HARDY (Thomas). The dynasts: An epic-drama Of the war with Napoleon, in Three parts, nineteen acts, & One hundred and thirty scenes The time covered by the action Being about ten years. Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin's Street, London, 1910. Photogravure portrait frontispiece, with tissue guard; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xvi]+525+[i (blank)]+[ii]; dark green fine diaper cloth lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Slight bruising to one corner, and back end-papers a little dusty; otherwise a nice copy.

The first collected edition, less common in our experience than sets of the later issues of the three separately issued volumes. Purdy, p.134

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HARDY (Thomas). Song of The soldiers. Hove, 1915. Half-title not called for; final blank; stiff brown wrappers. Near fine.

First edition thus, first issue, with the comma after ‘September' on title-page. Purdy, pp.157-8 refers. Privately printed by E. Williams, antiquarian bookseller at Hove, and issued seven days after it first appeared in ‘The Times', Clement Shorter's edition having been printed four days earlier.

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HARDY (Thomas). Late lyrics And earlier With many other verses. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1922. Green cloth blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Nice copy.

[1982].

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HARDY (Thomas). The famous tragedy Of the Queen of Cornwall At Tintagel in Lyonnesse. A new version of an old story Arranged as a play for mummers In one act Requiring no theatre or scenery. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1923. Blank before half-title, blank at end; frontispiece with tissue guard, and one plate, both after drawings by the author; green cloth blocked blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, after a design by Hardy. Covers a trifle dull, otherwise fine.



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HARDY (Thomas). Human shows Far phantasies Songs, and Trifles. Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin's Street, London, 1925. Blank before half-title; two integral advertisement leaves at end; light green cloth blocked and with Hardy's monogram gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed. Lower fore-corners of covers and pastedowns lightly damp-marked, otherwise a fine unopened copy in dust-wrapper.

Purdy, p.234. The last volume to be published in Hardy's lifetime.

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HARDY (Thomas). [Cover title:] Yuletide In a Younger world. Drawings by Albert Rutherston. [Colophon:] Faber & Gwyer Limited, N.D. [1927]. Three blanks at front, two at end, the outermost serving as paste-downs; half-title and title pages not called for; illustration printed in black, green, and pink, precedes text; page of advertisements follows text, this followed by colophon page with limitation notice on verso; very thin green boards, the front board printed with illustration and lettering in black. Spine and small patch at top edge of front board faded; otherwise a fine copy in chipped, frayed, and creased original tissue dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 350 numbered copies printed on Zanders' hand-made paper. Printed at The Curwen Press. Issued as Number 1 of The Ariel Poems, and much scarcer in its limited form than later titles in the series, which were limited to 500 numbered copies. It is also not uniform with the later titles, being of much more delicate construction

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HARDY (Thomas). [Cover title:] Yuletide In a Younger world. Drawings by Albert Rutherston. [Colophon:] Faber & Gwyer Limited, N.D. [1927]. Blank at front, and back; half-title and title pages not called for; illustration printed in black, green, and pink, precedes text; page of advertisements follows text; green self-wrappers folded over blanks, the front wrapper printed with illustration and lettering in black, the back wrapper with colophon. Small chips to corners of back wrappers; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed at The Curwen Press. Issued as Number 1 of The Ariel Poems.

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HARDY (Thomas). The Three Wayfarers: A Play in One Act Dramatised by Thomas Hardy From his Story entitled "The Three Strangers" In the Volume called "Wessex Tales". 1935, Printed by Henry Ling Ltd., At Dorchester, Dorset. F'cap 4to format, 24pp., sewn as a single gathering into large white card wrappers, the front wrapper printed in black; limitation leaf at end; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers foxed, with offsetting onto facing leaves; otherwise nice.

First English edition, and first appearance of this text. The play, originally printed in New York in 1893 for copyright purposes in an edition of only six copies, was subsequently revised by Hardy, this later version being published in a limited edition at Boston in 1930. Of the present edition, which includes a few further variants, 250 numbered copies were printed for Mrs. Thomas Hardy in April, 1935. The present copy is unnumbered and marked ‘Printers' overprint' in ink. Purdy, p.80.

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HARTE (Bret) and PEMBERTON (T. Edgar). Sue: a play In three acts. Adapted from Bret Harte's story The Judg-Ment of Bolinas Plain. Greening & Co., Limited 20 Cecil Court, Charing Cross Road, 1902. Sm.f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; half-tone frontispiece; pp.[xvi]+168; sky-blue rough buckram, blocked and lettered white on front cover, letered white on spine; t.e. sky-blue, others uncut. Spine lettering very faded; some leaves badly opened; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Blanck, 7400, variant A. There was no American edition.

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HARTNETT (Michael). A Farewell to English And other poems. Gallery Books, [on verso of title:] 19, Oakdown Road, Dublin 14, Ireland, 1975. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.36; unprinted white glazed card wrappers, cut flush; light green dust-wrapper printed in black. Fine copy in slightly torn dust-wrapper.

One of 750 ordinary copies of a total edition of 1,000. Issued as No.21 in the series Gallery Books.

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HARTNETT (Michael). Poems In English. The Dolmen Press, [on verso of title:] North Richmond Industrial Estate, North Richmond Street, Dublin 1 [Eire,] 1977. Demy 8vo; half-tone portrait frontispiece after a painting by Edward McGuire; pp.80; mottled sea-green linen-textured boards, blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt down spine; grey end-papers. Fine copy.



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HARTNETT (Michael). Adharca Broic. Gallery Books, [on verso of title:] 19 Oakdown Road, Dublin 14, Ireland, 1978. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title, two at end; pp.[40]; chocolate rough buckram surfaced cloth, lettered gilt down flat spine; caramel end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Hartnett's first collection of poems in Irish.

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HARWOOD (Lee). The first poem. [On p.4:] Unicorn Poem Card 3 published June 1971 by Unicorn Bookshop, London & Seattle. Landscape med.8vo format, single leaf of pale blue thin card, folded once, printed on all four pages, unbound; title illustration, repeated verso of first leaf in red, by Peter Bailey. Fine copy in unprinted white envelope, as issued.

One of 475 ordinary copies of a total edition limited to 500. Printed in Brighton, Sussex.

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HARWOOD (Lee). HMS Little Fox. Oasis Books [12 Stevenage Road, London SW6 6ES, [on colophon:] December 1975. Super roy.8vo format, perfect bound; advertisement leaf precedes vignette title; half-title not called for; colophon leaf at end; pp.[ii]+92+[ii]; quarter buff paper, textured unprinted sand-coloured card wrappers, cut flush; pale green end-papers; issued without paste-downs. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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HARWOOD (Lee). Boston - Brighton. Oasis Books, 1977. Super roy.8vo format, perfect bound; advertisement leaf precedes title page; half-title not called for; four plates, from photographs by Judith Walker; other illustrations on text-paper; errata leaf at end; pp.[60]; white thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; black free end-papers; issued without paste-downs. Very slight embrowning of poor quality paper; otherwise a very nice copy.

A sequel to Harwood's "H.M.S. Little Fox", which was awarded the Alice Hunt Bartlett Prize in 1976. The covers incorporate two further photographs by Judith Walker, the author's wife, and dedicatee of the volume.

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HARWOOD (Lee) & LOPEZ (Antony). Wish you were here. Transgravity Press, [on verso of title:] 11 Duke Stret, Deal, Kent, 1979. A5 format, 24pp., wire stitched as a single gathering into buff wrappers, cut flush, printed light brown on front wrapper; dark brown free end-papers; issued without paste-downs. Fine copy.



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