Twentieth Century Fantasy & Science Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS F & SF BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File M: Twentieth Century Fantasy & Science Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ADAMS (Douglas). The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Pan Books, London and Sydney, 1979. F'cap 12mo format, perfect bound; pp.[159]+[i (advertisements)]; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed on back cover and down spine in blue and black, on front cover in colours; issued without end-papers. Poor quality paper lightly embrowned, and light creasing of wrappers; otherwise a nice copy.

Precedes the hard-cover edition. In this copy pp.[25] and [113] have no page number: and both have an uncalled-for asterisk centred at the foot of the page; p. 73, l.17 has the reading ‘him' for ‘her'; and p.134, l.9 the reading ‘as' for ‘to': state or issue significance, if any, undetermined. The book of the radio series.

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ADAMS (Douglas). The Hitch Hiker's Guide To the Galaxy, A trilogy in four parts: The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy; The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, the Universe and Everything; So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish. Heinemann: London, 1986. Med.8vo format, perfect bound; final blank; pp.590+[ii]; light blue cloth-textured boards, blocked with publisher's monogram device, lettered on and down and with ruled panel, all gilt, on flat spine. Light marginal embrowning of first and last few leaves; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The first combined edition of the first four volumes of the trilogy (sic!), reprinting the Pan Books versions of the texts, together with an introduction by the author here first printed.

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY Including other works by writers noted chiefly in these fields. Writers not chiefly noted for their science or fantasy fiction output may be found listed in other sections.


ADAMS (Douglas). Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. Heinemann, London, 1987. Med.8vo format, perfect bound; pp.[viii]+247+[i (blank)]; light dull blue cloth-textured boards, blocked with publisher's initials device, lettered, and with ruled panel, gilt, on spine. Fine copy in price-clipped dust-wrapper.

Described on the front flap as "the first ever fully realised Ghost-Horror-Detective-Whodunit-Time-Travel-Romantic-Musical Comedy Epic" - which is in fact a pretty fair description! Great fun!

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ADAMS (Douglas). Mostly Harmless. Heinemann: London, 1992. Double med.16mo, perfect bound; two blanks at end; pp.[xvi]+219+[v]; dove grey cloth-textured boards, blocked with publisher's initials device and down-lettered silver on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The fifth (?and final) volume of the ‘trilogy'.

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A.E. (i.e., George W. Russell). The Mask of Apollo And other Stories. Dublin: Whaley & Co., 27 Dawson Chambers, N.D. [1904]. Advertisement leaf precedes title-page; half-title not called for; printer's imprint on last page, dated ‘5.04'; pp.[vi]+[54]; quarter white buckram, light puce boards, lettered silver on front board; t.e. uncut. Inscription, dated ‘Sept. 2nd. 1905.' on blank recto of advertisement leaf; back end-papers lightly embrowned; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Mystical phantasies, the author's "first effort to write", here first published as his fourth volume. This title not in Locke.

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ALDISS (Brian W.). The Canopy of Time. Faber and Faber, 1959. Blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.224; navy blue boards blocked and lettered yellow on spine. Slight marking of back end-papers, but a very nice copy.

Currey, p.1. The author's fourth book.

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ALDISS (Brian W.). This World and Nearer Ones: Essays exploring the familiar. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1979. Double demy 8vo; four double-sided plates; final blank; light dull blue boards, lettered gilt down spine; cream end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Signed by the author on the title-page.

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ALLEN (Osric). A novel by Rodney Scruggs or Charlie Chimp or Osric Allen or Hyperbole G. Maelstrom: The Dark Tunnel, A comedy. Published by Robert Temple, 65 Mildmay Road London N1 4PU In the year one thousand nine Hundred and ninety four A.D. Med.8vo; text-paper blank and limitation leaf precede half-title; text-paper blank at end; pp.[x]+250+[ii]; specially made quarter ‘Classic' vellum lettered black on spine, French joints, black vertically fine ribbed cloth sides over millboard, lettered black on spine; black and white head- and tail- bands; top- and lower- edges uncut; ripple-embossed black end-papers; black waterproof cloth covered slip-case, lettered gilt on sides, and with tripple-ruled box on leading side; flyer for trade edition loosely laid in, as issued. Fine copy in tissue dust-wrapper and publisher's slip-case.

New copy. One of an edition limited to 65 copies numbered and signed by the author, printed on large cotton-based ‘Canaletto Grossa' paper made in Milan by Cartiera di Cordenons Spa, and hand-bound in specially made English ‘Classic' quarter vellum, with Italian-made ‘Luxor' cloth sides, by Barrie Upton at Grays of Surrey. One of twenty copies only for sale. Issued on August 25th, 1994, two weeks in advance of the 300 copy limited edition, and of the trade edition.

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AMIS (Kingsley). The Green man. Jonathan Cape, 1969. Final blank; white wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in buff and black; made up without end-papers. Slight wear to wrappers, and damp-stain on fore-edges; otherwise a nice copy.

Uncorrected Proof Copy. A publisher's working copy, with editorial corrections passim in pen and pencil.

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AMIS (Martin). Time's Arrow Or The Nature of the Offence. Jonathan Cape, London, 1991. Extra double cr.16mo; pp.176; fawn fine-weave cloth blocked with publisher's initials device and lettered gilt down spine; brown and white head and tail bands; fawn end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Signed by the author on the title-page. The story of a man living backwards in time.

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ANDOM (R. [i.e., Alfred Walter Barrett]). The Identity Exchange: A Story of some Odd Transformations. By R. Andom, Author of "We Three and Troddles," "Troddles and Us - and Others," "Martha and I," etc., etc. With 61 illustrations by C. Harrison. London: Jarrold & Sons, 10 & 11, Warwick Lane, W.C., (All Rights Reserved), 1902. Sm.cr.8vo, wire-stitched; vignette on title and numerous illustrations in the text; slip of cream paper, blank on recto, verso printed with advertisement for the author's preceding book, ‘Martha and I', bound in after List of Illustrations; 2pp. integral advertisements at end, followed by 4pp. publisher's advertisements on text-paper, and 32pp. on slightly thicker paper, all unnumbered; pp.286+[ii]; bright yellow buckram, blocked pictorially black, lettered black and scarlet, on front cover and spine. Buckram just a trifle dusty, but an unusually nice copy nonetheless.

The probable first binding, the book being also sometimes seen in a pale- and light- brown linen-patterned fine rough buckram, similarly blocked and lettered, copies seen by us in that binding being without the inserted advertisement slip. The combination of thick stiff paper with wire-stitching makes this a book that seldom survives well in either binding. This title not in Locke's ‘Spectrum' or Wolff; Bleiler (1947), p.21. The story was first published serially in ‘Scraps', which Barrett edited.

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ANDOM (R. [i.e., Alfred Walter Barrett]). The Identity Exchange: A Story of some Odd Transformations. By R. Andom, Author of "We Three and Troddles," "Troddles and Us - and Others," "Martha and I," etc., etc. With 61 illustrations by C. Harrison. London: Jarrold & Sons, 10 & 11, Warwick Lane, W.C., (All Rights Reserved), 1902. Sm.cr.8vo, wire-stitched; vignette on title and numerous illustrations in the text; 2pp. integral advertisements at end, followed by 4pp. publisher's advertisements on text-paper, and 32pp. on slightly thicker paper, all unnumbered; pp.286+[ii]; pale and light brown linen-patterned fine rough buckram, blocked pictorially black, lettered black and scarlet, on front cover and spine. Staples a trifle rusty, but an unusually nice copy nonetheless.

A probable secondary binding, the book being also sometimes seen in a bright yellow buckram similarly blocked and lettered, and with an advertisement slip for ‘Martha and I' (Andom's last preceding volume) bound in after the List of Illustrations. The combination of thick stiff paper with wire-stitching makes this a book that seldom survives well in either binding. This title not in Locke's ‘Spectrum', or Wolff; Bleiler (1947), p.21. The story was first published serially in ‘Scraps', which Barrett edited.

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ANSTEY (F. [i.e., Thomas Anstey Guthrie].). The Last load: Stories and essays. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1925. F'cap 8vo; two blanks at end, followed by 8pp. publisher's inserted catalogue on text-paper, at end, coded ‘625'; deep sky-blue fine linen grain cloth ruled and lettered blind on front cover, gilt on spine; fore-edges mainly trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The first binding, later copies being in pale stone buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine: but a later issued copy (presumably remaindered), the dust-wrapper bearing a sticker reducing the price from 5/- to 1/-.

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ANSTEY (F. [i.e., Thomas Anstey Guthrie].). The Last load: Stories and essays. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1925. F'cap 8vo; two blanks followed by 8pp. publisher's inserted catalogue on text-paper, at end; pale stone buckram ruled and lettered black on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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ANSTEY (F. [i.e., Thomas Anstey Guthrie].). Humour & Fantasy: Vice Versa; The Tinted Venus; A Fallen Idol; The Talking Horse; Salted Almonds; The Brass Bottle. John Murray, 1931. Printed on India paper; pp.x+[1174]; pinkish red cloth lettered and blocked with Anstey's signature black on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. red. Light mottling of back cover; contemporary review laid on to back of dust-wrapper; otherwise a fine copy in the striking dust-wrapper.

First collective edition. Includes an Introduction by the author here first published.

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ANTHOLOGY. Again, Dangerous Visions. 46 original stories Edited by Harlan Ellison. Illustrations by Ed Emschwiller. Millington, 1976. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The first English edition. Includes stories by Le Guin, Vonnegut, Blish, Disch, Bova, Tiptree, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Analog 4. Edited by John W. Campbell. Dennis Dobson, 1967. Lge.16mo; dark brown boards lettered silver on spine. Slight wear to head and tail of spine, otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The first English edition. Stories by Poul Anderson, Mack Reynolds, Frank Herbert, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. ASQUITH (Lady Cynthia), editor. Shudders: A Collection of new Nightmare Tales Compiled by Cynthia Asquith. Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers), Ltd., N.D. [1926]. Blank before half-title; purple linen grain cloth lettered and blocked green on spine and front cover. Spine and edges of covers faded, covers slightly marked; otherwise a fine copy.

Stories by L.P. Hartley, E.F. Benson, de la Mare, Arthur Machen, Hugh Walpole, Elizabeth Bowen, M.R. James, Algernon Blackwood, C.H.B. Kitchin, Shane Leslie, Somerset Maugham, Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, the editor, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. ASQUITH (Lady Cynthia), editor. The Ghost Book. Sixteen new stories Of the uncanny Compiled by Lady Cynthia Asquith. Hutchinson and Co. (Publishers) Ltd., N.D. [1929]. Blank before half-title; vignette title; imprint leaf at end; purple linen grain cloth blocked and lettered green on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. Spine slightly faded; prelims. lightly foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

Stories by D.H. Lawrence, Arthur Machen, Hugh Walpole, de la Mare, Mary Webb, Desmond MacCarthy, Enid Bagnold, L.P. Hartley, Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, Algernon Blackwood, May Sinclair, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. ASQUITH (Lady Cynthia), editor. When Churchyards Yawn: Fifteen New Ghost Stories. A collection of ghost stories made by Cynthia Asquith. Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers), Ltd., 1931. Black buckram ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered silver on spine. Near fine copy.

Stories by Elizabeth Bowen, Hugh Walpole, L.P. Hartley, Algernon Blackwood, Arthur Machen, C.H.B. Kitchin, Shane Leslie, William Gerhardie, Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, the editor, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Arena: Sports SF. Edited by Ed. Ferman & Barry Malzberg. Robson Books, 1976. Demy 8vo; final blank; maroon boards, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Stories by Fredric Brown, Algis Budrys, Irwin Shaw, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Best Black magic Stories. Edited With an Introduction By John Keir Cross. Faber and Faber, 1960. Blank before half-title; Acknowledgments leaf followed by blank at end; black cloth, blocked and lettered crimson on spine. Nice in dust-wrapper.

Stories by John Collier, Dennis Wheatley, John Wyndham, Ray Bradbury, Theodore Sturgeon, M.R. James, Lord Lytton, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY, The best from Fantasy and Science Fiction. Eleventh Series. Edited by Robert P. Mills. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1964. Red cloth-textured boards lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The first English edition. Includes stories by Anderson, Vonnegut, Simak, Asimov, Cordwainer Smith, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Best science fiction Stories of the year. Second Annual Collection. Edited by Lester del Rey. E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York, 1973. Final blank; scarlet buckram lettered black on spine; dark grey end-papers. Top-edges slightly damp-stained, otherwise a nice copy.

Niven, Silverberg, Eklund, Asimov, Pohl, Kornbluth, Scortia, Tiptree, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. The best science Fiction stories (Third series). Edited by Everett F. Bleiler And T.E.Dikty. Grayson and Grayson Ltd., 1953. Lge.16mo; light blue boards lettered dark blue on spine. Some fading of covers, otherwise a nice copy.

Bester, Kornbluth, Tucker, Temple, Christopher, Leiber, Vance, Tenn, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Best SF two: Science fiction stories Edited with An introduction by Edmund Crispin. Faber and Faber, 24 Russell Square, London, 1960. Blank before half-title; pp.296; advertisement for London Magazine on smaller paper loosely laid in, as issued; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in lilac and black; issued without end-papers. Slight rubbing or fading of covers; otherwise a nice copy.

First edition, issue in wrappers. Kornbluth, Bester, Aldiss, Pangborn, Fredric Brown, Asimov, Gerald Kersh, Sturgeon, Bradbury, Simak, Wyndham, Heinlein, Dick, Arthur C. Clarke.

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ANTHOLOGY. [Title on case:] Covent Garden Booklets one to six. [On back of case:] Booklet one - The Magic Egg by Frank R. Stockton; Booklet two - A Look into Hawthorne's Workshop by Nathaniel Hawthorne; Booklet three - The Heir of the McHulishes by Bret Harte; Booklet four - Balaam and his Master by Joel Chandler Harris; Booklet five - Positive Romance by Edward Bellamy; Booklet six - ‘For Bravery on the Field of Battle [sic] by Thomas Bailey Aldrich. Published and Printed by Covent Garden Press Ltd, N.D. [1970 on copyright leaf in each booklet]. Six volumes cr.4to, each sewn as a single gathering into hammered card wrappers varying in colour, but printed outside in black in volume one, on the front only in black in other volumes; blank before half-title in volumes one, two, three, five, and six, final blank in volumes one and three, limitation leaf before half-title in volume four; pp.[24]; [44]; [44]; [28]; 20; 24; issued without end-papers; enclosed in an orange card box, printed in black. Box a trifle creased; otherwise a fine set.

Each booklet is one of an edition limited to only 100 numbered copies, this set being unnumbered. Uncollected stories, etc., reprinted from periodicals, with the possible exception of the Bret Harte, which is unascribed. The second volume has an introduction signed Peter Byrne. Too late for Blanck, and not listed in Locke.

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ANTHOLOGY. Great Ghost Stories. Edited by Herbert Van Thal. Illustrated by Edward Pagram. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 20 New Bond Street, 1960. Lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; half-title not called for; frontispiece and three plates in full colour; scarlet boards, blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. blue; end-papers printed in full colour with double-spread illustration by Pagram. Covers slightly rubbed and gilt dull; otherwise a nice copy.

Reprinted stories by Blackwood, Bulwer-Lytton, Stevenson, Mrs. Gaskell, W.M. Thackeray, Wilkie Collins, Le Fanu, Charles Dickens, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Haunted sea. Supernatural Stories Edited by Peter C. Smith. William Kimber, 1975. Lge.16mo; blue boards lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly nicked dust-wrapper.

Lovecraft, Blackwood, Galt, Poe, Conrad, Wells, William Hope Hodgson, Elinor Mordaunt, F. Marion Crawford, Haggard, etc., etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. HITCHCOCK (Alfred), editor. Alfred Hitchcock Presents The Master's Choice. Max Reinhardt, 1979. Lge.16mo; maroon morocco grain boards lettered gilt up spine; t.e. yellow. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Includes stories by Bloch, Brown, Collier, Derleth, Dick, Malzberg, Matheson, etc., etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Holding Your Eight Hands: An Anthology of Science Fiction Verse. Edited by Edward Lucie-Smith. Rapp & Whiting, 1970. Final blank; glazed white self-wrappers printed in purple, over thin boards. Slight marking of wrappers, otherwise a fine copy.

First English edition. Aldiss, Brunner, D.M. Black, Disch, Ruth Fainlight, Heath-Stubbs, Ted Hughes, C.S. Lewis, Lovecraft, Edwin Morgan, etc., etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. The inner landscape. Allison & Busby, 1969. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; linen-grain grey fibrous boards, lettered gilt down spine; light brownish-green end-papers. Slight wear to edges of boards; otherwise a very nice copy.

Includes ‘Boy in Darkness' by Mervyn Peake, first printed in ‘Sometime, Never' in 1956, but here first published from a variant manuscript; ‘The Voices of Time' by J.G. Ballard; and ‘Danger: Religion!' by Brian W. Aldiss, here first printed in a revised form. Berkeley and Winnington C105.

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ANTHOLOGY. Looking Forward: An anthology of Science fiction Edited by Milton Lesser. Cassell & Co. Ltd, 1955. Lge.post 8vo; pp.400; black boards, lettered silver on spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.

Includes stories by Jack Williamson, Chad Oliver, Walter M. Miller, Jr., Edmond Hamilton, Murray Leinster, Mack Reynolds, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, Poul Anderson, Jack Vance, John Christopher, Eric Frank Russell, Lester del Rey, Arthur C. Clarke, etc., etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Man in the Moone: An anthology of antique science Fiction and fantasy. Edited by Faith K. Pizor and T. Allan Comp. Introduction by Isaac Asimov. Sidgwick & Jackson, 1971. Lge.16mo; half-title with frontispiece on verso, and leaf of descriptive text, precede title-page; other illustrations on text paper; two blanks at end; royal blue boards blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt down spine. Fine in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

A large volume including lengthy extracts from ‘The Man in the Moone, or A Discourse of a Voyage Thither' by Francis Godwin, 1638; ‘The Discovery of a New World, . . . with a Discourse Concerning the Possibility of a Passage Thither' by John Wilkins, 1640; ‘A Voyage to Cacklogallinia' by "Captain Samuel Brunt", 1727; ‘The Great Steam-Duck' by "A Member of the L.L.B.B.", 1841; etc., etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Men against The stars. Edited by Martin Greenberg. Introduced by Willy Ley. Grayson & Grayson, Ltd., 16 Maddox St., 1951. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; crimson cloth, lettered black on spine. Very slight fading of cloth at extreme lower edges of covers, and slight foxing of edges; otherwise fine in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Stories by Asimov, Van Vogt, Hull, L. Ron Hubbard, etc., arranged as a "Future Story of the Conquest of Space".

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ANTHOLOGY. Modern Tales of horror Selected by Dashiell Hammett. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 14, Henrietta Street Covent Garden, 1932. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.448; slip relating to John Collier's story ‘Green Thoughts' tipped on to front end-paper; black buckram lettered scarlet on spine. A fine copy.

Includes stories by William Faulkner, John Collier, L.A.G. Strong, Conrad Aiken, H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen Vincent Benet, Donald Wandrei, Frank Belknap Long, etc., as well as an Introduction by the Editor. The Lovecraft story ‘The Music of Erich Zann' was originally published in the May 1925 issue of ‘Wierd Tales', and is here first published in book form. This appearance not listed in Chalker.

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ANTHOLOGY. Nebula Award Stories, 1965. Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York, 1966. Three blanks at end; dark blue grey cloth blocked and lettered gilt down spine; fore-edges uncut. Faint tape-marks on covers; label removed from back end-paper; otherwise fine in dust-wrapper.

Aldiss, Ballard, Ellison, Niven, Zelazny, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Out of this world 1. An anthology of science fiction Chosen by Amabel Williams-Ellis & Mably Owen. With a foreword by Bertrand Russell. Blackie: London and Glasgow, 1960. Lge.cr.8vo; final blank; scarlet boards, lettered gilt on and up spine, and with two gilt rules. Slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Arthur C. Clarke, John Wyndham, John Kipax, Murray Leinster, Fredric Brown, Jack Vance, etc. Russell's Foreword ocupies pp.9-10.

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ANTHOLOGY. Science fiction At large: A collection of essays, by various Hands, about the interface between Science fiction and reality Edited by Peter Nicholls. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1976. Double lge.post l6mo; red boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Review copy, with the publisher's review slip loosely inserted. The book was scheduled for publication on 18 November 1976. Includes essays by John Brunner, Ursula K. Le Guin, Edward de Bono, Harry Harrison, Alan Garner, Thomas M. Disch, Robert Sheckley, Philip K. Dick, etc., all of them here first published.

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ANTHOLOGY. Science fiction At large: A collection of essays, by various Hands, about the interface between Science fiction and reality Edited by Peter Nicholls. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1976. Double lge.post l6mo; red boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Includes essays by John Brunner, Ursula K. Le Guin, Edward de Bono, Harry Harrison, Alan Garner, Thomas M. Disch, Robert Sheckley, Philip K. Dick, etc., all of them here first published.

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ANTHOLOGY. Science Fiction Showcase. An Anthology Edited by Mary Kornbluth. Ronald Whiting & Wheaton, 1966. Lge.16mo; red boards printed with over all small pattern in black, panelled black, lettered silver on spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.

First English edition. Knight, Sturgeon, Avram Davidson, Pohl, Anderson, Bradbury, Blish, Jack Williamson, Leinster, Dick, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Space Opera: An anthology of Way-back-when futures Edited by Brian W. Aldiss. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1974. Lge.16mo; two blanks at end; light blue boards blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Sheckley, George Griffiths, Wandrei, Brackett, Bradbury, Vance, van Vogt, Harness, Asimov, Brown, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Spectrum III: A third science fiction Anthology Edited by Kingsley Amis And Robert Conquest. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1963. Double cr.16mo, perfect bound; red boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Edges a little foxed; otherwise a fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Stories by Sturgeon, Ballard, Poul Anderson, Mark Rose, Peter Phillips, Murray Leinster, Alfred Bester, and Arthur C. Clarke, all but one of them here first collected, together with an Introduction by the editors, here first printed.

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ANTHOLOGY. Splinters: A new anthology of Modern macabre fiction Edited by Alex Hamilton. Hutchinson of London, 1968. Final blank; red boards, blocked with ISBN number silver on back cover, blocked with publisher's device, ruled, and lettered, silver down spine; light grey end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper. Scarce.

Stories by Jane Gaskell, Michael Baldwin, William Trevor, Anthony Burgess, John Brunner, John Burke, the editor, etc., for the most part apparently written for this anthology.

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ANTHOLOGY. Switch on the Light. Selected and arenged by Christine Campbell Thomson. Selwyn & Blount (1928) Ltd, Paternoster House, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1931]. Tall f'cap 8vo; two blanks before title-page, serving as end-papers; half-title not called for; scarlet fine linen patterned boards, ruled black on spine, lettered black on front cover and spine. Very nice copy. Scarce thus.

The sixth volume in the undesignated series referred to from its initial volume as the ‘Not at Night' series. Locke's ‘Spectrum', pp.8-9. The probable first issue. Locke records two bindings - the other one having a black border on the front cover and the publisher's device on the spine, his own copy being of that issue and having a dust-wrapper carrying advertisements which date it from 1932. Locke remarks of the series as a whole that ‘The books were cheaply produced, and are usually to be found (with the exception of the couple done in cloth) in battered condition.' ‘Switch on the Light' was the only volume in the series of which Locke had not succeeded in finding a collectible first issue. Includes stories by H.P. Lovecraft, Zealia Brown Reed ('The Curse of Yig' - a story revised by Lovecraft), Frank Belknap Long, Jr., August W. Derleth and Marc R. Schorer, Edmond Hamilton, etc., etc., all apparently here first issued in book form.

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ANTHOLOGY. Tales From The Galaxies. Edited by Amabel Williams-Ellis And Michael Pearson. Frontispiece by Mike Jackson. Illustrations for ‘The Heritage' by Malcolm Stokes. White Lion Publishers Limited, 1975. Frontispiece and other illustrations on text paper; blank at end; black coarse grained boards blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt down spine. Fine in slightly marked dust-wrapper.

First English hardcover edition. Sheckley, Wyndham, Leinster, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Thrills, crimes, And mysteries: A specially selected collection of sixty-three Complete stories by well-known writers. With thirty illustrations by Norman Keene And a Foreword by John Gawsworth. Associated Newspapers Ltd., Northcliffe House, London, E.C.4, N.D. [1935]. Double demy 16mo; frontispiece, and thirty-two full page illustrations (versos blank), all on text-paper, and included in the pagination; pp.864; black cloth, blocked light metallic blue, and pale cream, on front cover and spine, lettered pale cream on spine. Some flaking of cream enamel on spine, though less than usual; light foxing of end-papers; otherwise an unusually nice copy.

Of the sixty-three stories included in the volume, twenty-four (by M.P. Shiel, Machen, Dorothy L. Sayers, Thomas Burke, Oswell Blakeston, Rhys Davies, etc.) are here first published, whilst eleven (by Frederick Carter, Shiel, Charles Duff, Visiak, Eimar O'Duffy, Oswell Blakeston, R.L. Megroz, E.H.W. Meyerstein, Hugh MacDiarmid, etc.) are here first collected in book form. Other stories in the volume are by Stephen Graham, T.F. Powys, Hubert Crackanthorpe, Edgar Wallace, Malachi Whittaker, M.R. James, Agatha Christie, L.A.G. Strong, Caradoc Evans, etc., some of these being reprinted from other anthologies. The cover design of the volume is superb.

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ANTHOLOGY. Worlds Of Tomorrow Edited by August Derleth. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 7 Cork Street, 1954. Black boards ruled and lettered silver on spine. Very slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Bradbury, Clarke, Derleth, Hamilton, Leiber, Long, Lovecraft, Kuttner, Sturgeon, Tenn, Wandrei, etc. The first English edition.

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ARKWRIGHT (William). Utinam: A Glimmering of Goddesses. Illustrated by Glyn Philpot, A.R.A. John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1917. Blank before half-title; frontispiece and six (delightful) plates in full colour, with tissue guards; title-page printed in black and red; pp.xv+[i (blank)]+120; grey buckram blocked blue, lettered gilt, on spine and front cover, ruled gilt on spine; t.e. grey, lower-edges uncut. Spine darkened; end-papers slightly cracking; a few leaves badly opened; otherwise a nice copy.

Bleiler (1947), p.31; not in Locke's Spectra.

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ARLEN (Michael). Man's Mortality: A story. William Heinemann Ltd, 1933. Blank before half-title; pp.[4]+xx+[380]; brownish black buckram, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Very nice copy in lightly creased dust-wrapper reinforced with tissue on verso.

First issue, in black buckram lettered gilt: later copies were in scarlet cloth lettered in black; they were issued in the same dust-wrapper, but with a small publisher's sticker on the spine reducing the price to 2/-. Future fantasy.

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ASIMOV (Isaac). The Stars in Their Courses. White Lion Publishers, London New York Sydney, 1974. Extra cr.8vo; final blank; pp.[xiv]+199+[iii]; light marina green cloth-textured boards, blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt down spine. Very nice copy in slightly nicked dust-wrapper.

First English edition of a book published in America in 1971. Essays.

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ASQUITH (Cynthia). What Dreams May Come. London, James Barrie, 1951. Pp.255+[i (blank)]; pale grey-green cloth, lettered and with short rules gilt on spine. Photosensitive cloth colour a little faded on spine; otherwise a fine copy in a delightful pictorial dust-wrapper by Philip Gough, minutely frayed at head of spine.

Nine short stories. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'.

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ATHERTON (Gertrude). The Bell in the Fog And Other Stories. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1905. Publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; maroon fine rough buckram, blocked blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Nice copy.

Not in Locke.

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AUSTIN (F. Britten). The war-god walks Again. Williams & Norgate, Ltd., 14, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, W.C.2, 1926. Carmine pebble grain cloth, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, ruled blind, lettered black on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Slight foxing of largest lower edges; otherwise a finecopy.

Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'. Future war stories. Includes an Introduction by Major General Sir Ernest Swinton, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O. ("Ole Luk-Oie").

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BAKER (Barbara). The Herewegoes. Illustrated by T. Ritchie. 1948, The Hogarth Press, London. Sm.cr.8vo; vignette on title and numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.168; old cream cloth lettered in scarlet on and down spine. A few light pencilled markings (v.note); otherwise a fine copy in somewhat chipped dust-wrapper.

The publisher's file copy, marked ‘File' in pencil on front end-paper, and with some pencilled scoring and notes of relevance to a later edition. Children's fantasy set in Malaya during the Japanese occupation. The ‘herewegoes' are life jackets which when buttoned up make their wearer's invisible.

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BAKER (Barbara). The Herewegoes. Illustrated by T. Ritchie. 1948, The Hogarth Press, London. Sm.cr.8vo; vignette on title and numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.168; old cream cloth lettered in scarlet on and down spine. Fine copy in minutely chipped dust-wrapper.

Children's fantasy set in Malaya during the Japanese occupation. The ‘herewegoes' are life jackets which when buttoned up make their wearer's invisible.

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BALLARD (J.G.). The Atrocity Exhibition. Jonathan Cape, 1970. Black boards, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered gilt down spine; t.e. pink. Fine copy in dust-wrapper slightly faded on spine.

Currey, p.23. A projected American edition of the same year was suppressed.

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BALLARD (J.G.). The Unlimited Dream Company. Jonathan Cape, 1979. Double cr.16mo; dark sage green boards, blocked with publisher's monogram device, blocked, and lettered, gilt down spine; t.e. moss green. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Signed by the author on the title-page.

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BALLARD (J.G.). Hello America. Jonathan Cape, 1981. Double cr.16mo; light brown boards, blocked and lettered dark brown on spine; chocolate end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

A novel.

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BALLARD (J.G.). News from the sun. Interzone 1982. 28pp. A5, wire-stitched as a single gathering into orange wrappers printed on front wrapper in black; fore- and lower- edges untrimmed. Fine copy.

One of an issue limited to 100 numbered copies signed by the author.

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BARCLAY (Glen St John). Anatomy of Horror: The Masters Of Occult Fiction. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1978. White wrappers printed in orange and black. Fine copy.

Uncorrected Advance Proof copy. On the wrappers the probable publication date is given as 15th June 1978.

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BARING (Maurice). The glass mender And other stories. London, James Nisbet & Co., Limited, 22 Berners Street, W., 1910. Lge.post 8vo; frontispiece, with tissue guard, and eleven plates, in full colour; title-page printed in red and black; pp.xii+260; mottled light blue rough buckram, ruled blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Spine slightly faded towards tail; free end-papers darkened and foxed, with offsetting onto facing leaves; light scattered foxing elsewhere; in general a nice copy of a scarce title.

Fantasy stories. This title not in Locke's Spectra.

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BARING-GOULD (S.). Siegfried: A romance Founded on Wagner's operas, "Rheingold," "Siegfried" and "Götterdämmerung". Illustrated by Charles Robinson. London, Dean & Son, Ltd., 160a Fleet St., E.C., 1904. Globe 8vo; leaf printed with series advertisement in blue-green on verso, serving as paste-down, leaf bearing illustration in blue-green within red frame on recto, illustration within frame in black on verso, illustrated half-title printed in black with frontispiece and caption in blue-green within red frame, title-page printed in red, blue-green, and black, blank on verso, leaf bearing copyright notice in black on recto, red illustration within blue-green frame on verso, Contents leaf printed in blue-green, red, and black on recto, black on verso, and list of Illustrations printed in black on recto, with illustration in blue-green on verso, precede first leaf of Introduction, this printed in red, blue-green, and black on recto, in black on verso, the text and illustrations otherwise being printed in black throughout; final page printed with series advertisement; pp.xxvii+[i (blank)]+[29]-351+[i]; diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Very slight fading of spine, and almost imperceptible foxing of edges; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce title.

Issued as the second title of an unnamed ‘series of romances founded on the themes of the Grand Operas'. No.123 on S.C. Humphrey's list of Baring-Gould's works. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'.

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BAYLEY (Barrington J.). The Soul of the Robot. Allison & Busby, 1974. Lge.16mo; black boards lett- ered gilt down spine. Fine in dust-wrapper.

First English edition.

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BECK (Christopher, i.e. T.C. Bridges). The brigand of The air. C. Arthur Pearson, Ltd., 1920. Frontispiece, and six plates [ex seven]; red buckram, pictorially blocked black and yellow on front cover and spine, lettered black, yellow-shadowed black, and black-outlined yellow on front cover, ruled and lettered black and yellow, panelled yellow, on spine. Enamel on front cover very slightly rubbed; a little scattered light dusting in text; in general, however, a nice copy.

This title not in Locke, though he records a later title by the same author. Lacks the plate to face p.95.

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BEEDING (Francis). The one sane man. London, Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1934. Final blank; pp.318+[ii]; mottled light sky-blue cloth, lettered black on front cover, lettered with rule and publisher's monogram, black, on spine. Some barely perceptible fading of covers; extensive light foxing of free end-papers, and a couple of insignificant fox-spots on edges; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper with single tear at top corner of front panel, repaired with tissue on verso, but showing adhesive mark from removed clear tape on front.

A science-fiction fantasy thriller, involving, amongst other things, assault by weather-control. Mentioned in Clute & Nicholls, but not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'. In this copy the following typographical faults have been noted (state or issue significance, if any, undetermined): p.95, penultimate line, wrong font ‘s' in ‘saw'; p.225, l.15, broken ‘f' at end of line.

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BELL (Neil [i.e., Stephen Southwold, née Stephen Henry Critten]). Precious porcelain. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 14 Henrietta Street Covent Garden, 1931. Map on verso of half-title; pp.351+[i (blank)]; jade green fine linen grain cloth, lettered black on spine. Very nice copy.

Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.30.

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BELL (Neil [i.e., Stephen Southwold, née Stephen Henry Critten]). Life comes to Seathorpe. A Novel. Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1946. Double cr.16mo; final blank; green cloth, lettered silver on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

A novel of the Frankenstein variety. Locke, p.30.

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BELL (Neil [i.e., Stephen Southwold, née Stephen Henry Critten]). The dark page: A novel. Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1951. Lge.16mo; final blank; black cloth lettered silver on spine. Fine copy in slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.



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BELL (Neil [i.e., Stephen Southwold, née Stephen Henry Critten]). Village Casanova And other stories With a Preface. Alvin Redman, 1961. Double cr.16mo; dark grey boards blocked with publisher's device and let- tered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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BELL (Neil [i.e., Stephen Southwold, née Stephen Henry Critten]). The story of Leon Barentz. A Novel. Alvin Redman, 1963. Double cr.16mo; two blanks at end; very dark brown boards blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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BENSON (Arthur Christopher). The Hill of Trouble And Other Stories. Isbister & Co. Limited, 15 & 16 Tavistock Street Covent Garden, 1903. Half-title and epigraph leaf precede title page; 10pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+398+[10]; dull blue fine rough buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered and ruled gilt, on front cover and spine. Slight general wear to covers; end-papers foxed, with offsetting onto early prelims., and last two leaves of advertisements; a very little light foxing elsewhere, but a generally nice copy, nonetheless. Scarce.

Short stories, occult and wierd. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'.

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BENSON (A.C.). Paul the minstrel And other stories. Reprinted from ‘The Hill of Trouble' And ‘The Isles of Sunset'. Smith, Elder & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1911. Lge.cr.8vo; pp.[xvi]+[444]; vertically ribbed yellow green cloth, ruled blind on sides, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Covers dull, and a little marked and bruised; some insignificant light dusting and foxing, and one or two small corners creased; in general a good copy.

First collected edition, and first edition under this title. Includes a long new Preface, here first published. Short stories with a semi-mediaeval atmosphere, including some that are purely fantasy. Not in Locke.

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BENSON (E.F.). The Angel of Pain. London, William Heinemann, 1906. Pp.[vi]+340; pale straw-coloured fine linen, blocked with publisher's initials device black on back cover, blocked pictorially red and black on front cover, lettered black on front cover and spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Very slight darkening to cloth of spine; edges and first and last leaves foxed, and one or two scattered fox-spots elsewhere; nonetheless a crisp copy, with no wear.

The American edition had the same date on the title-page as this, but a copyright notice dated 1905. The two editions were probably issued simultaneously. A wierd novel involving Pan.

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BENSON (E.F.). Colin II. A novel. Hutchinson & Co., August, 1925. Advertisement at foot of last leaf of text; blank at end, followed by 40pp. publisher's inserted catalogue dated Autumn 1925; pp.286+[ii]; red linen grain cloth, ruled blind, lettered black, partly within black ruled box, on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine. Edges and prelims. foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

The first issue, later copies being without a catalogue. The story of a bargain with the devil.

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BENSON (E.F.). Colin II. A novel. Hutchinson & Co., August, 1925. Advertisement at foot of last leaf of text; blank at end; pp.286+[ii]; red linen grain cloth, ruled blind, lettered black, partly within black ruled box, on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine. Restorations to cloth of spine; internally fine.

The second issue, early copies having an inserted catalogue dated Autumn 1925. The story of a bargain with the devil.

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BENSON (E.F.). Demoniacal possession. Hermitage Books, Harleston, Norfolk, 1992. A5 format, wire-stitched as a single gathering into pale pink wrappers, printed on front wrapper in black; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+20; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

One of a total printing limited to only fifty numbered copies. The first appearance in book form of a talk originally given to a gathering of clergymen, and later printed in ‘St. Martin's Review' in October and November, 1932. Though it is not so stated on the volume, issued as number 1 of The Hermitage Booklets.

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BENSON (E.F.). The technique of the Ghost story With: The call; Dives and Lazarus; Boxing night. With an Introduction by Jack Adrian. Hermitage Books, [on verso of title-page:] 4C Church Street, Harleston, Norfolk, 1993. A5 format, wire-stitched as a single gathering into duck-egg blue wrappers; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; blank at end; pp.[vi]+35+[iii]; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

One of a total printing limited to only fifty copies. The first appearance in book form of an article and three short stories originally printed in ‘The Listener', ‘Radio Times', ‘New Statesman and Nation', and ‘The Tatler', between 1923 and 1939.

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BENSON (Robert Hugh). Lord of the World. London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., No.1 Amen Corner, E.C., 1907. Three leaves integral advertisements at end, first page blank; pp.[x]+384+[i (blank)]+[v] iron grey buckram ruled and lettered black, blocked pictorially black, white, and brown, on front cover, lettered black, blocked pictorially black and white, on spine; front paste-down printed with blurb in black. Very slight rubbing of enamel; otherwise a very nice copy.

Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.32, describing the cloth colour as "olive green". "Apocalyptic cautionary novel, religious in orientation and subject matter, science-fictional in vehicle and background. . . . A very interesting novel, presented in full Edwardian detail." - Bleiler, ‘SF: The Early Years'. Aleister Crowley contributed to the plot of this work.

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BERESFORD (J.D.). Signs & Wonders. The Golden Cockerel Press, Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire, 1921. Advertisement leaf precedes title-page; half-title not called for; four blanks at end, the last serving as paste-down; pale yellow boards, blocked and lettered red on front cover, lettered and with short rule red on spine; a.e.uncut. Spine a little dusty and rubbed, and sides very slightly marked; a few scattered fox-spots; short tear in front end-paper repaired on verso with tissue; otherwise nice.

The third book printed at The Golden Cockerel Press. One of 1500 copies. Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.32

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BERESFORD (J.D.). Unity. London: 48 Pall Mall, W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Melbourne Auckland, 1924. Sm.cr.8vo; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[vi]+260+[vi]; midnight blue rough-effect buckram, ruled and lettered scarlet on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered scarlet on spine. Insignificant foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy.

Psychic fantasy. This title not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'. In this copy at l.12 on p.122 there is a wrong font ‘t' in ‘don't' and at l.3 on p.128 a battered ‘g' in ‘doing': state or issue significance, if any, undetermined.

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BIGGLE (Lloyd, Jr.). The Still, Small Voice Of Trumpets. Rapp & Whiting, 1969. Sm.double demy 16mo; final blank; pp.189+[iii]; puce fine cloth textured boards lettered silver down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition. Published in America the previous year.

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BIGGLE (Lloyd, Jr.). Monument. New English Library, 1975. Double lge.post 16mo; light blue green boards, blocked with publisher's device and lettered, gilt, down spine; green end-papers. Front end-paper creased; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition. (V. Currey, p.35). Issued in America in 1974.

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BIGGLE (Lloyd, Jr.). Silence Is deadly. Millington, 1981. Double lge.post 16mo; map on text-paper; pp.[viii]+184; dark blue fine linen textured boards, blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt down spine. Near fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition. Published in America in 1977 (v. Currey, p.35).

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