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.

HAWKINS (Spike). The lost Fire brigade. Fulcrum Press, [20, Fitzroy Square,] 1968. Short demy 8vo in half sheets; illustrated half-title, title, and fly-title; pp.48; glazed white wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black and sepia, inside in sepia; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

From the library of poet and novelist Ian Sinclair, and bearing his small neat signature on the upper margin of the half-title page.

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HAY (Ian). Mr. Faint-heart: A Romantic Comedy in Three Acts. Copyright, 1931, by Samuel French, Ltd. All rights reserved. London, Samuel French, Ltd., Publishers, 26 Southampton Street, Strand, W.C.2 / New York, Samuel French, Inc., Publishers, 25 West 45th Street, N.D. [1931]. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; three leaves bearing Furniture and Property Plot and Lighting Plot at end; Three half-tone plates; pp.67+[i (blank)]; light grey-green linen-textured wrappers, printed on all surfaces in dark purple; issued without end-papers. Slight dusting and marking of wrappers; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as No.20 of French's acting Edition. The correct first printing, the back wrapper bearing an advertisement headed ‘Some Plays Published recently in French's acting Edition' including six titles ending with ‘Lucky Dip' by Frank Vosper - issued in French's Acting Edition the same year. First produced at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, W.C., on April 20th, 1931.

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HAZELHURST (John). Flashes from the Orient Or A thousand and one Mornings with poesy In four books: Spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Book Second - Summer. Hazell, Watson & Viney, Ld., 52, Long Acre, 1908. Lge.post 16mo, in half sheets; diagonally fine ribbed yellow-green cloth, blocked black, lettered black and gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy.

Presentation copy, with an ALS from the author, 10ll. 4to, tipped on to the front end-paper. The four volumes were published separately.

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HEANEY (Seamus). Sweeney Astray: A version from the Irish. A Field Day Publication, Derry 1983. Double med.16mo; printed throughout in red and black; blank leaf follows title-page, blank at end; two illustrations on text-paper by Colin Middleton; pp.[80]; grey, fawn, and white mixed weave effect canvas textured boards, blocked black on blind panel on front cover, lettered black down spine; black end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Published by Field Day Theatre Company Limited. Precedes the English edition published by Faber. Though there is no limitation notice present, only about 300 copies are said to have been printed.

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HEANEY (Seamus). Station Island. Faber and Faber, London: Boston, 1984. Double cr.16mo; blank before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; vignette on title-page; pp.[128]; black boards, ruled on, lettered down spine, gilt. A fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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HEANEY (Seamus). Hailstones. Gallery Books, [on verso of title:] 19 Oakdown Road, Dublin 14, Ireland, 12 December 1984. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title, two at end; glazed plain white thin card wrappers, cut flush; blue dust-wrapper printed on front and flaps in black. Fine copy, complete with the publisher's ‘alphabet' advertisement card loosely laid in, as issued.

One of 500 ordinary copies from a total edition limited to 750 copies.

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HEATH-STUBBS (John). [Cover title:] Crescendo poetry series No 2. Aphrodite's Garland: Five ancient love poems Translated by John Heath-Stubbs. Oct I 1951. Printed and Published at The Latin Press, Saint Ives, The Private Press of Guido Morris. One gathering, sewn; a.e. uncut. Fine copy.

Printed on Abbey Mills paper.

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HEATH-STUBBS (John) and AVERY (Peter). Hafiz of Shiraz: Thirty Poems Translated. John Murray, 1952. Super roy.16mo in half sheets; deep pink boards blocked black on front cover, lettered black on front cover and down spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.

A volume in ‘The Wisdom of the East Series'.

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HEATH-STUBBS (John). [Cover title:] The Omar Khayyam Club Winter Dinner Thursday 26th November, 1981. [On back:] Printed at the Abbey Press, Abingdon, OX14 3JW. Sm. folio, one sheet, card. Menu, bearing on p.1 the title, and a design by Bevis Hillier, on p.2 the menu, on p.3 a list of those present, and on p.4 a poem by Heath-Stubbs (one of the members). Nice. Rare.

Sixty-two persons were present at the dinner, this presumably representing roughly the number of copies printed. This copy, though it is without signs of ownership, is from the library of Heath-Stubbs.

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HEATH-STUBBS (John). This is your poem. [Last page:] Pisces Press, 77 Burghley Road, London NW5, 1981. 4pp., loosely folded into Cockerell Paper wrappers, cut flush, label printed in brown on front wrapper. Traces of glue on verso of front wrapper, due to a production fault; otherwise fine.

One of an edition limited to 100 copies numbered and signed by the author. The traces of glue on the wrapper suggest that the contents were intended to be pasted in along the centre fold.

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HENLEY (W.E.). Hawthorn And lavender With Other Verses. Published by David Nutt At the Sign of the Phoenix In Long Acre, 1901. Blank before half-title; 12pp. integral advertisements at end; vertically ribbed green cloth ruled and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Spine slightly faded, and end-papers very slightly embrowned; otherwise near fine.



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HENLEY (W.E.). Hawthorn And lavender With Other Verses. Published by David Nutt At the Sign of the Phoenix In Long Acre, 1901. Blank before half-title; five blanks at end; vertically ribbed green cloth ruled and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Spine darkened, edges of covers slightly faded, and end-papers slightly embrowned; some foxing; in general nice.

Second edition published a month after the first, and apparently identical with it apart from the blanks at the end, which in the first impression were occupied by advertisements for Henley's other works; and the absence here of the final two leaf gathering, signed ‘R', which in the first edition continued the advertisements. This copy is from the library of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, and bears his armorial bookplate on the front paste-down. A press cutting of Henley's obituary from clipped The Times of July 13th, 1903, and bearing a brief pencilled note in Quiller-Couch's hand, is loosely laid in.

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HENLEY (William Ernest). A song of speed. Published by David Nutt At the sign of the phoenix, Long Acre, 1903. Lge.post 8vo, in half sheets; blank before half-title; final leaf fly-title for ‘A list of Mr. Henley's works', followed by 4pp. advertisements for Henley's works, on text-paper, at end; pp.[32]+[iv]; orange wrappers, printed in black on front; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Very nice.



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HENRI (Adrian). The Entry of Christ Into Liverpool in 1964. The Institute of Contemporary Arts, Nash House The Mall London SW1, N.D. [1964]. A single sheet of buff paper 12" x 50 1/4", concertina-folded to 12" x 8 3/8", printed on both sides in black. Lengthy faint pencil inscription on last page, dated Dec.13, in a hand resembling Henri's; otherwise a nice copy.

The back of the sheet is occupied by a catalogue of Henri's paintings, and ‘Adrian Henri: Notations for an Audio-Visual album' by Michael Kustow.

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HENRI (Adrian). Tonight at noon. Rapp & Whiting, 1968. Double cr.16mo; blank before half-title; frontispiece; advertisement followed by blank at end; glazed white wrappers, cut flush, printed in black and blue; issued without end-papers. A nice copy.

Henri's first book of poems.

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HENRI (Adrian). Poems for Wales And Six landscapes for Susan. [Copyright page:] Arc, 11 Byron Road, Gillingham, Kent, 1970. One gathering, sq.med.8vo, wire-stitched into blue card self-wrappers printed on front and flaps in black, folded over integral blank leaf at front and back; issued without half-title or end-papers; one illustration on text-paper, one on wrapper, both by Margaret Mitchell. Virtually fine copy.

Designed by Tony Ward.

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HENRI (Adrian). Autobiography. Jonathan Cape, 1971. Lge.post 8vo; final blank; glazed white wrappers printed in black and red; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.

Signed by the author on the half-title page. A series of poems covering the period 1932-1964.

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HENRI (Adrian). America: A Confidential Report To Dr Bertolt Brecht On the present condition Of the United States of America. [Colophon:] Published by Turret Books/Publishers, Kensington Church Walk, 1972. Short f'cap 4to; blank before title; half-title not called for; colophon leaf at end; 36pp., unpaginated; fawn thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black and red; brownish grey free end-papers; issued without pastedowns. Fine copy.

One of an issue limited to 100 signed and numbered copies of a total edition of 400 copies.

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HENRI (Adrian). One Year. Arc Publications, [Todmorden, Lancs.], 1976. One gathering sq.cr.8vo, of cream paper, wire-stitched into grey free end-papers and unprinted mustard wrappers, cut flush; three illustrations by Henri, on text paper; final blank; issued without paste-downs or half-title. Fine copy in virtually fine dust-wrapper designed by the author.

One of only twenty numbered copies signed by the author of a total edition limited to 600. The volume was designed by Tony Ward, and printed at the Arvon Press, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.

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HERBERT (A.P.). The wherefore And the why: Some new rhymes For old children. Illustrated by Geo. Morrow. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street, W.C., 1921. Double f'cap 8vo; numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.[48]; quarter vertically ribbed dark blue cloth, back board cream, front board white printed in scarlet and black; lower-edges uncut. Very slight darkening of boards; end-papers lightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Fabes, p.105.

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HERBERT (A.P.). "Tinker tailor . . . " A child's guide to the Professions. Illustrated by George Morrow. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1922. Double f'cap 8vo; numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.64; quarter dark yellow-green cloth, white boards, the front board printed in apple green and black; lower-edges uncut. Back board a trifle marked, and some general wear to covers; otherwise in general a nice copy. An uncommon title.

Fabes, p.106.

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HERBERT (A.P.). Tantivy towers: A light opera in three acts. Derby day: A comic opera in three acts. The words By A.P. Herbert With decorations by Lady Violet Baring. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1932. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; numerous illustrations on text-paper; pink cloth blocked and lettered black on front cover and spine. Rubber stamp of Bombay bookseller on printer's imprint page at end; otherwise fine in dust-wrapper.



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HERBERT (A.P.). Helen: A comic opera in three acts based upon "La belle Helene" by Henri Meilhac And Ludovic Halevy. The English version by A.P. Herbert. Presented by Charles B. Cochran At the Royal Adelphi Theatre, London January 30, 1932. Chappell & Co. Ltd And Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1932. Covers damp-stained; dust-wrapper slightly frayed; scoring and a few ms. notes in text, some of them relating to details of production.

With part of a programme laid in for a production of the piece by Charles B. Cochran 24th December 1931, more than five weeks before the date of the first London production as given on the title-page. The stage director, according to this programme, was Frank Collins. In the present volume, the name stamp ‘W. Collins' appears on the front end-paper and on the upper margin of the title-page.

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HERBERT (A.P.). Mr. Pewter: Being the text Of the Broadcast series of Talks entitled ‘Mr. Pewter Works It Out'. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1934. Narrow f'cap 8vo; binder's blank before half-title; publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue at end; diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Slight spine roll; insignificant foxing of top- and fore- edges; neat contemporary inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper. A scarce title.

The ‘talks' were actually dramatic dialogues on current events, retailed through the medium of a cockney couple. Pp.vii-xv are occupied by Herbert's Introduction in which he gives details of the problems involved in the production.

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HERBERT (A.P.). ‘Less nonsense!' Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1944. Red cloth lettered green down spine. Fine copy in chipped dust-wrapper.



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HERBERT (A.P.). Light the lights. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1945. Orange cloth lettered black down spine; cream end-papers. A fine copy in chipped dust-wrapper.

War poems.

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HERBERT (A.P.). Big Ben: A light opera in two acts. The Music of the Opera by Vivian Ellis. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1946. Two blanks before half-title; imprint leaf followed by two blanks at end; deep yellow wrappers printed blue on front wrapper and down spine. Near fine copy.



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HERBERT (A.P.). ‘Full enjoyment' And other verses. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1952. Pale blue cloth-textured boards lettered darker blue down spine. Very nice copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy from the author with his signed holograph inscription on the title-page.

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HERBERT (Kathleen). Myths, magic and monsters. [Published by the author, no place,] 1979. A5 format, wire-stitched as a single gathering into white card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in dark blue; half-title not called for; pp.[ii]+25+[i (Acknowledgements)]. Lower fore-corner slightly bruised; otherwise a nice copy.

Very competant verse.

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HERBERT (Kathleen). Keeping in touch. [Published by the author, no place,] 1981. A5 format, wire-stitched as a single gathering into white card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in blue; half-title not called for; pp.[ii]+33+[i (Acknowledgements)]. Fine copy.

Very competant verse.

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HERBERT (Kathleen). Travelling light. [Published by the author, no place,] 1983. A5 format, wire-stitched as a single gathering into white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in blue, on inside front wrapper in black; half-title not called for; pp.[ii]+18. Fine copy.

Very competant verse.

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HERRICK (E.). Verse pictures. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1909. Roy.16mo, in half sheets; pp.64; dull green wrappers printed in black, the inside wrappers bearing series advertisements; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Large edges of wrappers a trifle frayed; poor quality paper lightly embrowned throughout; half-title foxed; otherwise nice.

Issued as No.61 of the ‘Vigo Cabinet Series', this fact being stated only on the wrappers. The advertisements inside the back wrapper here list the series to No.64.

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HESSE (Hermann). Hours in The Garden And Other Poems. Translated by Rika Lesser. Jonathan Cape, 1980. Double demy 16mo; pp.[vi]+90; light reddish brown wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; made up without end-papers.

Uncorrected Proof Copy for the first English edition. A translation first published in America in 1979.

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HEWLETT (Maurice). Helen redeemed And other poems. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1913. Blank before half-title; 6pp. integral advertisements at end, the last four being a conjugate pair; pp.[2]+[x]+221+[i (printer's imprint)]+6; dull blue rough buckram, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. A nice copy.



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HICKEY (Owen). [Cover title:] Highgate. A Poem. Line drawing by Lorna Low. 1973, The Keepsake Press, [Richmond, Surrey]. Single sheet, once folded, printed on one side only, in green and black; tipped into green wrappers printed in black. Fine copy in original printed envelope.

One of an edition limited to 180 copies. Issued as Keepsake Poem 10.

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HILL (Brian). Take All Colours. Foreword by Cliford Bax. 1943, The Favil Press. Half-title not called for; pp.[24]; powder blue self-wrappers printed in black over boards, cut flush. Wrappers a trifle faded at edges; otherwise a fine copy. Uncommon.



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HILL (Brian). Eight Poems. Privately Printed [for the author], no place, no date [?c.1969]. One gathering, 12mo; two blanks before half-title, three at end, the outermost serving as paste-downs; white boards patterned in blue, label printed in black on front cover. Fine copy.

One of a small number of copies printed for presentation by the author as a Christmas gift, and bearing the author's holograph presentation inscription, signed ‘Brian' on the front end-paper. Rather a beautiful volume. Issued without a dust-wrapper.

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HILL (Brian). Collected poems & translations. Warren House Press, Southrepps Norfolk, 1974. Demy 8vo; two blanks before half-title, serving as end-papers; blank at end; pp.[iv]+122+[ii]; dull blue buckram, lettered gilt up spine. Light crease in back end- paper; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy bearing the author's holograph inscription dated ‘Sept. 1974' and signed ‘Brian' on the front end-paper.

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HILL (Brian). [Cover title:] A Little Nonsense. [On verso of front cover:] The Palatine Press, 60 Oxford Street, 1974. Demy 8vo, one half sheet, including covers; limitation notice inside back cover. Fine copy.

One of 75 copies not for sale of a total edition of 250. Presentation copy, bearing the author's holograph presentation inscription, signed ‘Brian' on the front cover.

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HILL (Brian). [Cover title:] More Nonsense. [On verso of front cover:] The Palatine Press, 2 Grove Road, 1976. Demy 8vo, one half sheet, including covers; limitation notice inside back cover. Fine copy.

One of a total edition limited to 100 copies, printed for distribution among the author's friends. Presentation copy, bearing the author's holograph presentation inscription, signed ‘Brian' on the front cover.

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HODGSON (Ralph). Eve And Other Poems. By Ralph Hodgson. Printed by A.T. Stevens, of 55 St. Martin's Lane, The City of Westminster, for Flying Fame, 45 Roland Gardens, London S.W., where Copies may be had from the Secretary, [April] 1913. Sm.f'cap 8vo, 24pp., the outer pages washed peach outside, printed in black; illustration, dedication, and acknowledgments on verso of title; full-page illustration on verso of half-title; other illustrations throughout. Slight rubbing of wrappers, but a nice copy.

The decorations in the text, and the wrappers, are by Lovat Fraser.

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HODGSON (Ralph). The bull. Printed by A.T. Stevens, of 55 St. Martin's Lane, The City of Westminster, for Flying Fame, 45 Roland Gardens, London S.W., where Copies may be had from the Secretary, 1913. F'cap 8vo, 20pp., including title-page, sewn into yellow wrappers, cut flush, printed in black; yellow slip advertising ‘a large-paper edition of this book with the decorations coloured by hand. Price half-a-crown.' lightly tipped onto title-page. Near-fine.

The decorations in the text, and the wrappers, are by Lovat Fraser. The booklet was priced at 6d.

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HODGSON (Ralph). The Song of honour. Printed by A.T. Stevens, of 55 St. Martin's Lane, The City of Westminster, for Flying Fame, 45 Roland Gardens, London S.W., where Copies may be had from the Secretary, 1913. F'cap 8vo, 24pp., including title-page, sewn into yellow wrappers, cut flush, printed in black; yellow slip advertising ‘a large-paper edition of this book with the decorations coloured by hand. Price half-a-crown.' lightly tipped onto title-page. Good only.

The decorations in the text, and the wrappers, are by Lovat Fraser. The booklet was priced at 6d.

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HODGSON (Ralph). Poems. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1917. F'cap 8vo; final leaf integral advertisements; dark blue cloth lettered gilt on spine; uncut edges. A near fine copy.



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HOGG (Quintin). The Devil's Own Song And other verses. Hodder and Stoughton, 1968. Demy 8vo; charcoal boards, blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in minutely nicked dust-wrapper.

Signed by the author on the title-page, with the date ‘15 Oct 68' appended in his holograph.

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HOLDEN (Molly). The country over. Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1975. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in black and brown; pp.44; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in sepia, marina blue, and black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Issued in ‘The Phoenix Living Poets' series. Publishers' Production Office Copy, so rubber-stamped on inside front cover.

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HOLDEN (Molly). The country over. Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1975. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in black and brown; pp.44; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in sepia, marina blue, and black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Issued in ‘The Phoenix Living Poets' series.

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HOLDERLIN (Friedrich). Selected poems. The German text, translated With an introduction and notes By J.B. Leishman. Second Edition Revised and Enlarged. The Hogarth Press, 1954. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece; pp.156; dull brownish red cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in dust-wrapper slightly darkened on spine.

Adds one long poem, ‘The Archipelago', as well as revised versions of several of the translations. Dual language text. Includes a full biographical and critical Introduction and extensive Notes.

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HOLLANDER (John). Selected Poems. Secker & Warburg, 1972. Demy 8vo; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black and blue; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.



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HOLLO (Anselm). [Cover title:] Here We Go. The Stranger's Press, 1965. 8pp., wire stitched into orange card covers printed in black. A very good copy. Scarce.

[1982].

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HOLLOWAY (John). Wood and Windfall. Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1965. Cream boards printed in olive. Fine copy.



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HOLMES (Edmond). The creed of my heart And other poems. Constable and Company Ltd., 1912. Integral advertisement leaf at end; green silk weave cloth blocked and lettered gilt, pressed out with blind panel on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Nice copy.

A very pleasant volume, printed upon fine Arnold unbleached hand-made paper.

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HOLMES (Martin). The Road to Runnymede: A Historical Play In Three Acts. With notes on Staging, Lighting and Production by Rivington Holmes. Samuel French Limited, London, 1948. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; pp.88; buff thick paper wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper and down spine in black; issued without end-papers. Very nice copy.

Presentation copy with the author's signed holograph inscription (dated ‘July 1956') to theatre critic J.C. Trewin on the upper margin of the front wrapper.

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HOME (William Douglas). "Now Barabbas . . . " Longmans, Green and Co., 1947. 8pp.plates from photographs of the stage production. Used copy.

Based on the author's experiences in prison during the war.

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HOME (William Douglas). The plays of William Douglas Home. Heinemann, Melbourne London Toronto, 1958. Sm.demy 8vo; final blank; pp.434+[ii]; light sea-green cloth blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered and blocked silver on spine. Light foxing of top-edges; otherwise a nice copy.

From the library of theatre critic John Trewin and his wife, with their small neat ownership inscription on the front end-paper. Includes an Introduction by the author here first printed, as well as one play, ‘The Bad Samaritan', which is here first printed in its original (and drastically different) form. Five plays: ‘Now Barabbas . . .', ‘The Chiltern Hundreds', ‘The Thistle and the Rose', ‘The Bad Samaritan', and ‘The Reluctant Debutant'.

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HOOKER (Jeremy). [Cover title:] Itchen water: Poems by Jeremy Hooker With etchings by Norman Ackroyd. Winchester School of Art Press, 1982. One quarter sheet, super Roy.8vo; half-tone illustration tipped onto first page, poem (‘A Child on St. Catherine's Hill') on p.[2], pp.3 and 4 advertisement; demy 8vo leaf of green laid paper printed on one side as order form loosely laid in as issued. Fine copy.

Flyer for the limited first edition of Itchen Water, sent out in advance of publication of the volume. Printed on BFK Rives rag-paper.

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HOPEWELL (Anna Madge). Communications. London, Enitharmon Press, 1967. One gathering, double med.16mo, sewn; first and last leaf blank; small woodcut on title; penultimate leaf blank on recto, with explanation of press's name and limitation notice on verso; salmon pink dust-wrapper printed in black on front panel. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to only 200 numbered copies, this copy signed by the author. A very early Enitharmon Press title. From the library of poet Leonard Clark and bearing his bookplate on the verso of the first blank.

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HOPKINS (Gerard Manley). Poems Edited with notes by Robert Bridges. Second Edition With an Appendix of Additional Poems, and a Critical Introduction by Charles Williams. Oxford University Press, 1930. Blue cloth lettered gilt on spine and front cover; a.e. uncut. Fine unopened copy in dust-wrapper.

Arnold Bennett's copy with the Bennett sale bookplate on the front paste-down and the subsequent book-plate of Brian Hill on the free end-paper. The Appendix adds sixteen new poems. Connolly, Modern Movement, 33.

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HOROVITZ (Frances). The high tower. New Departures 6, 1970. 24pp. 8vo, wire stitched as a single gathering into plain white thin boards. Fine copy in cloth textured green paper dust-wrapper printed in black.



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HOROVITZ (Michael). [Cover title:] Poetry For the People. Latimer Press, [on inside front cover:] 1966. 20pp., sm.cr.8vo, wire stitched as a single gathering into glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside and inside in black, the inside back cover bearing advertisements; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Apparently the first book published by the Latimer Press, after its foundation in May, 1966.

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HOROVITZ (Michael). Bank holiday. [On back cover:] Latimer Press, 56 Parliament Hill, (October ‘67). Imp.16mo, printed in half sheets; pp.52; half-title not called for; illustrations on text-paper; glazed wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black and purple; issued without end-papers. Wrappers slightly used, but in general a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription on the last leaf of text.

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HOROVITZ (Michael). Bank holiday. [On back cover:] Latimer Press, 56 Parliament Hill, (October ‘67). Imp.16mo, printed in half sheets; pp.52; half-title not called for; illustrations on text-paper; glazed wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black and purple; issued without end-papers. A fine copy.



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HOROVITZ (Michael). Growing Up:- Selected Poems and Pictures 1951-'9. Allison & Busby, 1979. Half-title not called for; illustrated title-page, and numerous illustrations on text-paper; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in red, green, and black, inside in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

The covers were designed by David Hockney.

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HOUGHTON (Claude). The tavern of dreams: A volume of verse. Grant Richards Ltd., 1919. Blank before half-title; grey boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Fine, unopened, copy in very slightly chipped dust-wrapper.



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HOUGHTON (Claude). In the house of The high priest: A Drama in One Act. The Four Seas Company, Boston, 1927. Two blanks at end; dark green self-wrappers printed gilt on front wrapper, over heavy boards, cut flush. Fine copy. Scarce

Issued as the seventeenth title in The Contemporary Series.

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HOUSMAN (A.E.). More poems. Jonathan Cape, 1936. Binder's blank at front and back; limitation leaf before half-title; collotype portrait frontispiece from a drawing by Francis Dodd; publisher's quarter brown crushed Levant morocco, brown cloth sides, lettered gilt on spine and front cover, ruled gilt on front board, blind on back board; t.e.g., others uncut; hand marbled end-papers. Fine unopened copy.

One of an edition limited to 379 copies printed on large English hand-made pure rag paper at The Alden Press, and bound by A.W. Bain & Co. Includes a Preface by Laurence Housman.

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). Bethlehem. A nativity play By Laurence Housman Performed with music By Joseph Moorat under The stage-direction of Edward Gordon Craig December MCMII. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1902. Double f'cap 8vo on fine laid paper; pp.44; author's Note slip tipped-in after title leaf; greenish grey boards printed in red on front board with a design by Housman. Fine copy.

Printed for sale in the theatre, and not to be confused with the small volume in green cloth entitled ‘Bethlehem: A nativity play, The pageant of Our Lady & other poems', also published by Macmillan in the same month. The Note slip referring to the omission in performance of some of the speeches here printed in ‘the book of the words' is often absent.

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). Bethlehem. A nativity play By Laurence Housman Performed with music By Joseph Moorat under The stage-direction of Edward Gordon Craig December MCMII. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1902. Double f'cap 8vo on fine laid paper; pp.44; greenish grey boards printed in red on front board with a design by Housman. Fine copy.

Printed for sale in the theatre, and not to be confused with the small volume in green cloth entitled ‘Bethlehem: A nativity play, The pageant of Our Lady & other poems', also published by Macmillan in the same month. This copy without the Note slip sometimes found tipped-in after the title-page referring to the omission in performance of some of the speeches here printed in ‘the book of the words'.

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). Bethlehem: A nativity play, The pageant of Our Lady & other poems. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1902. Blank before half-title; green cloth lettered gilt on spine, blocked gilt on spine and front cover with a design by the author; a.e. uncut. Covers very slightly rubbed; pp.75-80 badly torn, though with no loss; otherwise a nice copy.



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HOUSMAN (Laurence). Mendicant rhymes. [At end of text:] Printed at the Essex House Press, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, 1906. Published at 16a Brook Street, Bond Street, London. Double cr.8vo; four blanks before title-page, four at end, the outermost serving as paste-downs; half-title not called for; quarter parchment lettered gilt up spine, grey board sides; a.e. uncut. Edges of boards slightly darkened; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed on Dutch hand-made paper.

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HOUSMAN (Laurence) and BARKER (H. Granville). Prunella: Or love in a Dutch garden. A.H. Bullen, 47 Great Russell Street, 1906. Double f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; frontispiece by Housman on text-paper, vignette on title; integral advertisement leaf at end; grey cloth, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Gilt somewhat faded on spine, and covers lightly marked; light foxing of end-papers and facing leaves; otherwise a very nice copy.



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HOUSMAN (Laurence). The Chinese lantern: A play. F. Sidgwick, 47 Great Russell Street, 1908. Double pott 8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title; vignette title-page printed in orange; pink rough buckram, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut. End-papers and facing leaves slightly foxed; otherwise nice.

The vignette may be by the author.

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). Pains and Penalties: The Defence of Queen Caroline. A play in four acts. Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, 3 Adam Street, Adelphi, 1911. Sm.cr.8vo; two blanks before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[4]+[viii]+89+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; mottled light blue rough effect smooth buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., lower-edges mainly trimmed. Very nice copy.

A pencilled note on the front pastedown ‘3/6 nt / May 18' suggests that this may have been an advance copy sent for review.

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). The Heart of peace And other poems. William Heinemann, 1918. Blank before half-title; light blue rough buckram, blocked and lettered black on front cover and spine with a design by Housman, blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed. Spine slightly faded; front free end-paper lacking; otherwise a very nice copy.



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HOUSMAN (Laurence). The Death of Orpheus. Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd., 1921. Pp.68; dove grey buckram, paper spine label printed in iron grey; spare label tipped in at end; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight fading of spine, but a nice copy.

A verse drama.

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). Possession. A Peep-Show in Paradise. Jonathan Cape, Eleven Gower Street, 1921. Blank and limitation leaf precede half-title; imprint leaf at end; quarter violet buckram, cream paper spine label printed in violet and black, textured decorative paper sides; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Very good in dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 500 numbered copies.

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). The death of Socrates: A Dramatic Scene, founded upon two of Plato's Dialogues, the ‘Crito' and the ‘Phaedo'; adapted for the stage by Laurence Housman. Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd., 1925. Vignette on title (?by the author); final blank; cerise linen, paper spine label printed in scarlet; fore- and lower- edges uncut; spare label tipped-in at end. Spine label darkened; otherwise a fine copy.



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HOUSMAN (Laurence). The new hangman. A Play in One Act. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1930. 28pp. sewn with green cord as a single gathering; blank at front and back; grey self-wrappers printed in black; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Nice copy.

One of 1,500 copies.

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). Palace plays. Jonathan Cape, 1930. Blank before half-title; final blank; quarter light cream buckram, scarlet fine weave cloth sides, cream labels printed in scarlet on spine and front cover, back cover blocked with publisher's device blind; t.e. red, fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fine in dust-wrapper.



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HOUSMAN (Laurence). Palestine plays. Jonathan Cape, 1942. Final blank; red cloth, blocked with publisher's initials device on, ruled and lettered silver up, spine. Fine copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper.

An uncommon title.

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). Samuel, The king-maker. A Play in Four Acts. Jonathan Cape, 1944. Two blanks before half-title, one at end, the outermost serving as paste-downs; red cloth lettered silver up spine. Covers darkened a little, otherwise a fine copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper, repaired with tissue on verso.

1982

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HOWE (Peter). Origins. Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1981. Demy 8vo format, perfect bound; pp.48; glazed white wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in yellow and black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Issued in ‘The Phoenix Living Poets' series.

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HUDSON (The Rev. John, M.A.). Babylon. A poem Which obtained the Seatonian Prize In the University of Cambridge For 1921. By The Rev. John Hudson, M.A. Late Scholar of Peterhouse. [At end of text:] Fabb & Tyler, Ltd., Printers, Cambridge, N.D. [c.1921]. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; title-leaf a single inset; pp.[ii]+16; tipped (possible originally sewn) into light grey-green wrappers, cut flush, printed on the front wrapper in black. Wrappers somewhat crudely repaired with tissue at fold; otherwise a nice copy.

A scarce item, evidently printed privately.

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[HUDSON (The Rev. John, M.A.).]. The mission Of Saint Augustine Of Canterbury. A poem. [At end of text:] Cambridge: Printed by the Syndics of the Press at the University Press, N.D. [c.1922]. Demy 8vo format, sewn as a single gathering; half-title apparently not called for; final blank; pp.[21]+[iii (blank)]; no wrappers present. Nice copy.

Without indication of authorship, or wrappers, and possibly a proof. The poem was awarded the Seatonian Prize for 1922. Purchased by us in the same lot of books with the Rev. John Hudson's prize-winning poem ‘Babylon'. A scarce item.

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HUELIN (E. Scotton). Poems. Elkin Mathews, Cork Street, W., 1914. F'cap 8vo; pp.56; large hammered drab self-wrappers, folded at fore-edges over end-papers. End-papers foxed, with slight off-setting; otherwise a nice copy.

Nelson, 1914.30

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HUGHES (Glyn). [Cover title:] The Breast. A Poem. With a line drawing by Ric Hyde. 1973, The Keepsake Press, [Richmond, Surrey]. Single sheet, once folded, printed in black, red, grey and cream; tipped into brown wrappers printed in black. Fine copy in original somewhat frayed and worn printed envelope.

One of an edition limited to 180 copies. Issued as Keepsake Poem 12.

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HUGHES (Richard). The Sisters' Tragedy. Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1922. Pp.32, including prelims; grey wrappers, front wrapper printed in black; uncut edges; inserted flyer of Press Notices of the Performance at The Little Theatre loosely laid in, as issued. Extremely fine unopened copy.



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HUGHES (Richard). Gipsy-night And Other Poems. The Golden Cockerel Press, Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire, [on colophon:] March 24th, 1922. Narrow f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; lithographic portrait frontispiece by Pamela Bianco, with tissue guard; two line errata slip tipped in before Contents page; colophon leaf at end; quarter violet buckram, fawn board sides, paper spine label; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine faded, as usual, and boards a trifle worn at corners; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's own copy, bearing his signature on the half-title page. Eight further pages carry corrections, revisions, or somewhat cryptic symbols in his hand, for the most part of minor import, but in one case involving the addition of two lines at the end of a poem, and in another correcting a significant, but un-obvious, misprint not noted in the errata. The eighth book printed at the Golden Cockerel Press, published in an edition of 750 copies.

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HUGHES (Richard). Gipsy-night And Other Poems. Chicago, Will Ransom, 1922. Demy 8vo; two blanks and limitation leaf precede half-title; blank at end; portrait frontispiece, by Pamela Bianco, on Japanese paper; quarter yellow cloth, paper spine label, brownish grey board sides; a.e. uncut; hand-made paper end-papers on same stock as the text-paper. Paste-downs slightly mottled, apparently by a reaction with the paste; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

One of a total edition limited to only sixty-three copies (thirty for sale in America, twenty-four in England, and nine hors de commerce), each numbered and signed by the author and with a proof pull of the lithographic frontispiece, signed (in pencil) by the artist. Printed on hand-made paper. The volume was sold in England at £2. 2. 0., as against the 4/6d of the ordinary edition printed at the Golden Cockerel Press. ‘The third publication issued by The Private Press of Will Ransom: Maker of Books', the printing being completed on September 30th, 1922. From the library of the author, and bearing his book-plate on the front paste-down. The first of the hors de commerce copies.

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HUGHES (Richard). A rabbit and A leg: Collected plays. New York, 1924, Alfred A. Knopf. Blank before half-title; title-page and verso of half-title printed in red and black; two blanks at end; black buckram, cream spine label printed in red; fore- and lower- edges uncut. A near fine copy in badly chipped dust-wrapper.

Published in October 1924, this almost certainly precedes the English issue, (retitled The Sister's Tragedy And Three Other Plays), which was made up from imported sheets.

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HUGHES (Richard). The sister's tragedy And three other plays. 1924, William Heinemann Ltd. Blank precedes half-title; cancel half-title and title leaves; two blanks at end; red buckram, paper spine label printed in red. A nice copy. TOGETHER WITH: Three One-Act Plays: Persephone, by Amy Key Clarke; Cloudbreak, by A.O. Roberts; Wind o'the Moors, by L. du Garde Peach. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, Publisher to the Shakespeare Head Press Of Stratford-upon-Avon, 1925. Issued without end-papers, the first and last leaves, bearing series advertisements on verso and recto respectively, serving as paste-downs; fly-title to each part; cream paper covered thick boards, printed in black and red (?with a design by Laurence Housman), yapped edges; lower-edges uncut. Backstrip cracking, and yapped edges frayed; otherwise in general nice. The two volumes together.

First edition, English issue, of The Sisters Tragedy and three other plays, the volume having been printed in America in order to secure the American copyright. Both volumes are from the library of Ifan Kyrle Fletcher, and bear his bookplate(s) on the front paste-down. Tipped onto the front end-papers of the Hughes volume is an ALS from Hughes, presumably to Fletcher, responding to a request that he should recommend "good Anglo-Welsh plays", and recommending ‘Cloudbreak' by A.O. Roberts, which at the time was still unpublished; also, again in response to a request, giving details of his own ‘bibliography' to date. This terminates with an advance notice of two publications currently in the press, one of which is the present volume. Loosely laid into the volume is a prospectus for The Newport Playgoers Society for "The Session 1928-29" in which is advertised a production, by Bradford Kyrle Fletcher, of one of the Hughes plays (‘A Comedy of Good & Evil'). The copy of Three One-Act Plays, which was issued as volume twelve of The British Drama League Library Of Modern British Drama, includes the first publication of the Roberts play. Tipped onto the front end-papers of this, and the verso of the relevant fly-title, are two quite lengthy ALsS from Roberts to Fletcher, one dated ‘Jan 6th 1924' and the other, on the headed notepaper of the Portmadoc Players, ‘6/2/25' discussing points of staging and other matters largely relating to Fletcher's production of the play early in 1924. The first London performance of the play was by the Portmadoc Players at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith on February 26th, 1924. Tipped onto the verso of the half-title is a printed review by Fletcher of a performance of the play in Wales. The text of this copy bears throughout Fletcher's pencil notes for the direction of an evidently later production.

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[HUGHES (Richard).]. Poems By John Skelton. William Heinemann, Ltd, 1924. Sm.demy 8vo; limitation and title pages printed in redish brown and black; bevelled light grey cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Covers mottled; otherwise a near fine and almost unopened copy in defective dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 780 numbered copies. This copy from the library of Richard Hughes, and bearing his engraved armorial bookplate on the front paste-down.

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HUGHES (Richard). Burial And The dark child. London, Privately printed, 1930. 20pp., lge.post 16mo, sewn into large greyish cream self-wrappers folded over outer blanks, printed with all-over design in black and red; label on front wrapper; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; limitation leaf followed by blank at end. Near-fine copy

One of a total edition limited to only 60 copies numbered and signed by the author. Printed at Plaistow at the Curwen Press. Includes ‘Burial of the Spirit of a Young Poet' (a poem), and ‘The Dark Child: A story for children' (prose).

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HUXLEY (Aldous). [On front wrapper:] Jonah. Christmas, 1917, Printed at the Holywell Press, Oxford [for private circulation only]. Med.8vo; final blank; text-paper wrappers; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Faint pink stain on large corner of front wrapper; otherwise a fine copy.

Muir and van Thal, p.12. One of only fifty copies. Though there are no signs of ownership, this copy is said to have been Huxley's own, the pink stain being red wine, which he spilled on it some time in the ‘twenties. An interesting legend, but unprovable, and not reflected in the price.

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HUXLEY (Aldous). Selected Poems. Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1925. Double sm.pott 8vo; cream boards printed in brownish orange, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Small piece chipped from headband; otherwise a nice copy.



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HUXLEY (Aldous). Verses & A Comedy: Early poems, Leda, The Cicadas, The World of Light. 1946, Chatto & Windus, London. Globe 8vo; title-page printed in black and red; final blank; pp.viii+246+[ii]; diagonally fine-ribbed dove-grey cloth, elaborately ruled, blocked, and lettered, gilt on spine; t.e. grey, lower-edges uncut. Fine copy.

First edition of this title and collection. Issued as a volume of ‘The Collected Works'. Purchased by us from the publisher's file, but without sign of provenance.

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IBSEN (Henrik). Lyrical poems. Selected and translated By R.A. Streatfeild. Elkin Mathews, 1902. Roy.16mo in half sheets; printer's imprint leaf at end (recto blank); pp.[40]; cerise wrappers printed in black, the inside wrappers bearing advertisements; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Slight fading of wrappers; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Though it is not so stated on the volume, issued as the eighth volume of the Vigo Cabinet Series. The advertisements on the inside back cover list the series to No.7.

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IMAGE (Selwyn). The poems of Selwyn Image. Elkin Mathews & Marrot, 1932. Demy 8vo; photogravure portrait frontispiece after a photograph, with tissue guard; inserted facsimile plate, printed by collotype in sepia; decorated title-page and two tail-pieces after designs by Image; blank before half-title; printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.[ii]+x+[122]+[i (blank)]+[i]; quarter deep sky-blue fine linen grain cloth lettered gilt up spine, hammered buff boards; lower-edges mainly trimmed. Extensive light foxing of end-papers, with offsetting; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Edited by A.H. Mackmurdo, who signs his name in type to the Preface. Printed on fine lais paper. Though there is no statement of limitation, in the volume of Image's ‘Letters' issued earlier the same year, uniform with this apart from the imprint, and also edited by Mackmurdo, the following notice appears: Of this book 560 copies only have been printed, of which sixty are on special paper and specially bound, and numbered and signed by the editor and cost one guinea each. In the early autumn will be published uniform with this volume "Selwyn Image Poems" in two editions of which the numbers printed will be the same as in this case. Nowadays, both volumes are a scarce.

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IONESCO (Eugene). Plays, Volume V. Exit the king; Foursome; The motor show. Translated by Donald Watson. John Calder, 1963. Lge.cr.8vo; two blanks before half-title, three blanks at end; glazed white wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, lilac, purple, and grey; issued without end-papers. Slight darkening of wrappers; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as Calderbook no.49.

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JACKOWSKA (Nicki). [Cover title:] Words Broadsheet eighteen. Drawing by Andrzej Jackowski. Nicki Jackowska special number. Words Press, East Manor, Bramley, Surrey, 1975. One half-sheet, lge.post 8vo, folded in four leaves, uncut, unsewn, printed on one side only, in brown, upon white paper. Fine.

One of an edition limited to 150 numbered copies.

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JACOBS (W.W.). and SARGENT (Herbert C.). The changeling. a Play in One Act By W.W. Jacobs and Herbert C. Sargent (Adapted from W.W. Jacobs's Story of that Title). Copyright, 1908, by W.W. Jacobs and Herbert C. Sargent. London: Samuel French, Ltd., Publishers, 26, Southampton Street, Strand / New York: Samuel French, Publisher, 28, West 38th Street, N.D. [1908]. One gathering 12mo, sewn; light buff thin paper wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the inside and back wrappers bearing publisher's advertisements; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Issued price 6d. or 15 cents as No.2330 of French's Acting Edition. The present copy is of a slightly later issue, the wrappers dating in fact from the end of 1910, and listing French's Acting Edition to No.2400 instead of 2315 as with the earliest issue. Lamerton, D4, records the otherwise identical first issue.

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[JACOBS (W.W.).]. The Monkey's paw: A story in three scenes By W.W. Jacobs Dramatised by Louis N. Parker. Copyright, 1910, by Samuel French, Ltd. London: Samuel French, Ltd., Publishers, 26 Southampton Street, Strand, W.C.2. / New York: Samuel French, Publisher, 28 West 38th Street, N.D. [c.1913]. Post 8vo format, 36pp., sewn as a single gathering; light drab wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the inside and back wrappers bearing publisher's advertisements; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Probable second printing, of a title originally published in 1910. Issued upon first publication as French's Acting Edition, No.1490, replacing an 1874 title,‘Debt' by E.A. de Pass, which was withdrawn, the series title and number being stated only on the front wrapper. The correct first edition was issued in light buff thin paper wrappers at 6d. or 15 cents, and had Butler & Tanner's woodblock symbol at the foot of p.35. The play was first performed at the Haymarket Theatre, London, on October 6, 1903.

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JAMES (Clive). Charles Charming's Challenges on the Pathway to the Throne. A Royal Poem in Rhyming Couplets With illustrations by Marc. Jonathan Cape, 1981. Roy.8vo format, perfect bound; numerous illustrations on text-paper; quarter red cloth-textured paper, orange coated wrappers, cut flush, printed in black; made up without end-papers. Near fine.

Uncorrected Proof copy. Scheduled for publication on June 18th, 1981 at £4.95.

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JEFFERS (Robinson). The Women at Point Sur. New York, Boni & Liveright Publishers, 1927. Title-page printed in green and black; quarter parchment, blocked and lettered black on spine, black and silver patterned boards; uncut edges. Spine very slightly darkened; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 265 copies numbered and signed by the author. Printed on specially made hand-made paper.

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JEFFERS (Robinson). The Women at Point Sur. New York, Boni & Liveright, 1927. Title-page printed in red and black; quarter black buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, grey boards, blocked and lettered gilt on front board; t.e. black, fore-edges uncut lower-edges rough-trimmed. Gilt oxydised on spine; end-papers foxed, and a very little scattered foxing in text; otherwise a generally nice copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

From the library of Richard Hughes, with his armorial bookplate on the front paste-down.

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JEFFERS (Robinson). Roan stallion, Tamar, And Other Poems. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf At The Hogarth Press, 52, Tavistock Square, London, W.C.1, 1928. Imp.16mo in half sheets; title-page printed in red and black; final blank; pp.253+[iii]; pale grey-blue boards printed in black on front cover and spine. Spine and edges of covers faded, spine slightly marked, and slight wear to boards at head and tail of spine; otherwise fine.

Woolmer, 167. Printed in the U.S.A. One of 440 copies. Issued as No.4 of the Hogarth Living Poets [first series]. This copy was purchased from the publisher's file, but is without sign of provenance.

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JEFFREY (William). The nymph. The Porpoise Press, Edinburgh, March, 1924. A single gathering, 4to; cream wrappers printed in black, the front wrapper serving as title-page. Very nice copy.

The Porpoise Press Broadsheet Number Nine.

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JEFFREY (William). The Lamb of Lomond And Other Poems. The Porpoise Press, Edinburgh, 1926. A single gathering, sm.4to; cream wrappers printed in black, the front wrapper serving as title-page; fore-edges uncut. Fine copy.

Broadsheet 2, Third Series. [1982].

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JEFFREY (William). Fantasia written in an industrial town. Cranley & Day, 1933. Blank before half-title; final blank; light blue cloth lettered silver down spine; lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in slightly nicked dust-wrapper faded on spine and at edges.

[1982].

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JEFFREY (William). Eagle of Coruisk. Poems. Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1933. White self-wrappers printed with over all design in black, white label lettered in red on front wrapper; a.e. uncut. Large lower edges of wrappers slightly frayed, otherwise a fine unopened copy.

Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press.

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