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

BLACKWOOD (Algernon). The education Of Uncle Paul. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1909. Blank before half-title; deep pink patterned sand grain cloth blocked blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Slight fading of spine, but a nice copy.



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BLACKWOOD (Algernon). Incredible Adventures. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1914. Integral advertisement leaf at end, followed by 8pp. publisher's catalogue, undated, but listing this title among the new books; patterned sand-grain green cloth blocked blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine. Spine darkened; slight general wear to covers; back end-papers cracked, and with library label; a little foxing and marking in text; a very good copy, nonetheless.

"In the volume titled ‘Incredible Adventures' occur some of the finest tales which the author has yet produced" - H.P. Lovecraft, ‘Supernatural Horror in Literature'.

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BLACKWOOD (Algernon). The extra day. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1915. Blank before half-title; 2pp. integral advertisements followed by 8pp. publisher's inserted catalogue coded ‘C15.8.15', at end; diagonally-fine-ribbed powder-blue cloth blocked blind and lettered gilt on spine and front cover. Covers a little dull, and corners of six leaves slightly creased; otherwise a fine copy of a scarce title.



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BLACKWOOD (Algernon). The wave: An Egyptian Aftermath. New York, E.P. Dutton & Company, 681 Fifth Avenue, 1916. Two blanks at end; brown linen grain cloth ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lett- ered black on front cover and spine. Nice copy.



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BLACKWOOD (Algernon). Full circle. Being Number Eleven of The Woburn Books. Published at London in 1929 by Elkin Mathews & Marrot. Sm.4to; half-title not called for; pale lavender boards printed in dark blue; pale lavender end-papers printed in dark blue; uncut edges. Fine copy.

Number 3 of 530 copies numbered and signed by the author.

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BLACKWOOD (Algernon). The fruit stoners: Being the adventures of Maria Among the fruit stoners. Grayson & Grayson, Curzon Street, Mayfair, 1934. Black cloth lettered gilt on spine. Pressure crease in back cover; half-title, last leaf, and edges a little foxed; otherwise a fine copy. A scarce title.



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BLATCHFORD (Robert). The sorcery Shop: An Impossible Romance. The Clarion Press, 44, Worship Street, 1907. Post 8vo; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘A' on recto, and advertisement leaf, precede half-title; cream cloth, ruled and lettered green on front cover, lettered green on spine. A few corners turned, but a very good copy.

Locke, ‘Spectrum', p.35. A socialist utopia, set in Lancashire.

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BLAYRE (Christopher [i.e., Edward Heron-Allen].). The Purple sapphire And other posthumous papers. Selected from the unofficial records Of the University of Cosmopoli by Christopher Blayre Sometime Registrar of the University. Philip Allan & Co., Quality Court, Chancery Lane, April, 1921. Limitation leaf precedes half-title; title-page printed in red and black; final leaf bearing publisher's apology, preceded by three line errata slip; grey boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Paper of spine splitting over joints, boards stained, paper label rubbed and somewhat chipped; text very nice.

One of only ten copies printed upon ‘Holbein' hand-made paper, this being No.3. Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription (signed ‘Christopher Blayre') to Itha Heron-Allen on the limitation leaf. Locke, ‘Spectrum', p.35. An excellent collection, well worthy of being rebound in, say, full vellum!

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BLAYRE (Christopher [i.e., Edward Heron-Allen].). The Cheetah-girl (Being the MS. not published with The collection under the title Of "The Purple Sapphire"). Deposited by the Professor of Physiology In the University of Cosmopoli. Number 20 of twenty copies Printed as manuscript for Private circulation, London 1923. Post 8vo, gathered irregularly; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+[96 (paged 213-308 as though a continuation of the regularly published volume)]; illustrated title-page tipped on to verso of front free end-paper; letterpress title-page; ten plates, tipped onto inset sheets of thin white paper (not included in the pagination); blue-grey boards, paper label on front cover; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Re-backed with cloth, and with added matching spine-label (not called for); boards slightly rubbed; very light foxing of end-papers and facing leaves; otherwise fine.

Locke, ‘Spectrum', p.35: "The author had, in another book, stated that a friend had without his permission had some copies of the story printed. ‘The Cheetah-Girl thus became something of a Holy Grail for me. By 1971, I had established that copies of the book were located at the Cambridge University Library, at the Bodleian and at the British Museum Library (which had two!)." A note in the Bodleian copy "suggested very strongly that the author himself had been responsible for its being printed". Locke's copy, which was No.18, was without the illustrations, as is also the Bodleian copy, the two British Library [Museum] copies (Nos.13 and 15), and two other copies we have located. Copy No.1 was briefly offered on the web in 2002, and like ours had illustrations, but a different number of them. We have not located copies No.2 or 19, but believe that only two or three copies at most were provided with the illustrations, which are mounted photographs reduced from ink and wash drawings. There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face pp.213 (marked in the photograph ‘F.T.', i.e. Facing Title), 227 (marked 222), 229, 235 (marked 234), 276 (marked 256), 278 (marked 257), 284, 289 (marked 288), 300 (marked 299), and 306. The pictorial title reads Cheetah Girl [a picture of the lady, showing her massive development of pubic hair] By Christopher Blayre. Others show in detail various forms of love making with, or naked depictions of, the cheetah-girl (her lover groping her; her at her toilette; with her lover, surprised at fore-play by her mother; her mother groping her; cunelingus, with her lover, etc), or sexual episodes in the life of her mother (having intercourse with cheetah; as a prostitute, having intercourse with a gorilla, watched by three Chinamen; having intercourse with cheetah, dog-fashion; etc). The marking of the second plate ‘F.T.', and the pencil explanation ‘opp Title' on the back of it, suggests the possibility at least of a more sumptuous edition having originally been planned, with an etched title-page and frontispiece after the late nineteenth century manner, but abandoned either because of cost or because it was not felt that the illustrations could be issued at that time even in so limited an edition, this being preserved as the only surviving trace.

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BLAYRE (Christopher [i.e., Edward Heron-Allen].). The strange papers Of Dr Blayre By Christopher Blayre, Ph.D., D.Litt. (Sometime Registrar in the University of Cosmopoli). Philip Allan, 1932. Mottled pale sea-green cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on spine. Spine faded and covers lightly marked; faint crease in front end-paper; poor quality paper lightly embrowned throughout; a very good copy.

Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.36, recording a copy in similar condition. A reprint of ‘The Purple Sapphire' volume, with the addition of four new tales.

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BLISH (James). A clash of cymbals. Faber & Faber, 1959. Final blank; dark red cloth, lettered yellow on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Currey, p.40. First edition under this title, first English edition, and first hardcover edition. Issued in wrappers in America in 1958 as ‘The Triumph of Time'. The Faber edition may contain a revised text.

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BLISH (James). A life For the stars. Faber and Faber, 1964. Lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title; violet cloth, ruled and lettered white on spine. Extremely light sensitive cloth irregularly faded (showing in monochrome the colour variations of the dust-wrapper!); otherwise fine in dust-wrapper.

Published under the same title in America in 1962. This first English edition, not noted by Currey, almost certainly contains a revised text.

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BLISH (James). Anywhen. Faber and Faber, 3 Queen Square, 1971. Blank before half-title; Acknowledgements leaf followed by blank at end; light blue boards, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition of a title published in America in 1970. This English edition has a revised Preface, and adds one extra story. Currey, p.40

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BOREL (Henri). Wu Wei. A phantasy Based on the philosophy of Lao-Tse. From the Dutch Of Henri Borel. Authorised version by Meredith Ianson. Luzac & Co; Publishers to the India Office, 46, Great Russell Street, 1903. Double cr.16mo; final blank; dark, flecked light, grey linen, lettered black on front cover and up spine. Minor faults, but in general a nice copy.



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BORGES (Jorge Luis) and GUERRERO (Margarita). The Book of Imaginary Beings Revised, enlarged, and translated By Norman Thomas di Giovanni In collaboration with the author. Jonathan Cape Thirty Bedford Square, 1970. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; scarlet boards, blocked with publisher's monogram device, ruled and lettered, gilt down spine; t.e. brown. Tape marks on pastedowns; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper protected by an onlay of clear plastic. As a working copy.

The first English edition of a work originally published in this extended form in America in 1969. The present edition contains 120 pieces; earlier versions appeared in Spanish in 1957 and 1967, including, respectively, 82 and 116 pieces.

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BOWEN (Marjorie). The Veil'd delight (The Rainbow in the Mirror) Odhams Press Limited, 1933. Two blanks at front, two at back, serving as end-papers; cerise glazed fine linen blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Gilt oxydised, and spine a little faded; otherwise a fine copy in chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

Psi-fi fantasy. Not in Bleiler. The fourth volume in ‘The "Passing Show's" Library of New Fiction'.

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BOWHAY (B.L.). Elenchus Brown: The story of an Experimental Utopia compiled by A Student Of Battersea Polytechnic. With a preface by B.L. Bowhay. With twenty-eight illustrations by Harvey Langdon. H.R. Allenson, Limited, 7 Racquet Court, 114 Fleet Street, E.C.4, 1929. Frontispiece on verso of half-title, and numerous illustrations on text-paper; 8pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end; light crimson buckram, ruled and lettered black on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover. Extremely fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Locke, p.38, recording a copy in brown cloth and, apparently, without the catalogue, but otherwise similar. The dust-wrapper bears a design by the illustrator.

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BRADBURY (Ray). The golden apples Of the sun. Drawings by Joe Mugnaini. Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York, 1953. Double lge.post 16mo; blank before half-title; advertisement leaf, with frontispiece on verso; numerous illustrations on text-paper; two blanks at end; grey linen textured boards, lettered yellow on spine. Slight general wear to covers; front end-paper creased, corner chipped from back end-paper; otherwise a very good copy in slightly frayed and stained dust-wrapper.

Currey, p.56. The subsequent English edition omits two stories.

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BRERETON (Captain F.S.). The Great Aeroplane: A Thrilling Tale of Adventure. Illustrated by Edward S. Hodgson. Blackie and Son Limited, 1911. Frontispiece and seven plates in full, but delicate, colour; pp.396; green buckram pictorially blocked black and yellow on spine and front cover, lettered gilt on front cover, black, and green through gilt on spine; olivine edges; fawn faced end-papers. Covers a little rubbed and marked, worn at corners, and splitting at head of one joint; front free end-paper lacking; a very little marking internally; a good copy. Scarce.

Science fiction adventure story involving an aircraft operating upon broadcast energy. Not in Locke.

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BRERETON (Captain F.S.). The Great Airship: A Tale of Adventure. Illustrated by C.M. Padday. Blackie and Son Limited, 1914. Frontispiece and five plates in full, but delicate, colour; greenish grey buckram, ruled white, blocked pictorially white, yellow and black, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, lettered black on spine; a.e. olivine; end-papers coated fawn. Light foxing of first and last few leaves, but a very nice copy.



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BRIDGES (T.C.). Martin Crusoe: A Boy's Adventure on Wizard Island. Illustrated by G. Henry Evison. London, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 2 & 3 Portsmouth Street Kingsway W.C., May 1920. Imp.16mo in half sheets; full colour frontispiece; four black and white plates; small vignette on title; map on verso of list of Illustrations; pp.[256]; deep turquoise cloth, blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered black on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine darkened a little; otherwise a nice copy.

Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.40.

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BROPHY (John). Thunderclap. Illustrated by "Tell". Eric Partridge At the Scholartis Press, Thirty Museum Street, 1931. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[198]+[ii] (Author's Postscript occupying pp.183-198); four plates; rough yellow cloth, blocked and lettered black on spine. Spine faded; edges of covers slightly so; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription dated 21st May 1931 on the front end-paper. Fantasy involving a statue coming to life. Not in Locke. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.13, 43, 160, and 180, and are here so bound in. Of a total edition limited to 1,000 copies, and printed on Durex paper [sic!], this is one of 900 for sale at 6s. Fifty copies were issued with t.e.g., bound in buckram, and signed by both the author and the artist. These were priced at 22s. 6d.

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BROWN (Fredric). Project Jupiter. T.V. Boardman & Company, Limited, 1954. Final blank; black cloth blocked and lettered silver on spine, blocked silver on front cover. Fine copy in slightly torn and rubbed dust-wrapper.

Currey p.67. Published earlier in the U.S. as ‘The Lights in the Sky are Stars'. One of the fastest paced novels ever written - though using a technique derived, apparently, from Machen's ‘Hill of Dreams'!

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BROWN (Frederic). Daymares. Lancer Books, New York, 1968. F'cap 12mo format, perfect bound; 3pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.317+[iii]; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in colour; a.e. purple; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Slight bowing of spine, but a very nice copy otherwise.

Currey, p.65; not in Locke's ‘Spectra'. Seven short stories, reprinted from 1940s pulp magazines, some of them rather dated, others astonishingly prescient of near-future technology. A badly proof-read volume, with misprints too numerous to list, but present almost certainly in all copies.

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[BRUNNER (John).]. Galactic storm By Gill Hunt. Printed in Great Britain and Published by Curtis Warren Limited, 31 Lambs Conduit Street, London, W.C.1, N.D. [1952]. Sm.cr.8vo, wire stabbed; half-title not called for; verso of title and facing page printed with commercial advertisement (for The Cornish Flexible Earth Co.), the text beginning on p.4; disclaimer of biographical intent facing last page of text, with commercial advertisement on verso (for British Bamboo Groves, Ltd.); pp.110+[i]+[i]; tipped into white art-paper wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in colours, the back wrapper bearing commercial advertisement (for Glama The Oriental Charm of Luck & love), inside with commercial advertisements in black (for Joan the Wad); issued without dust-wrapper or end-papers. Staples slightly rusty; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Brunner's pseudonymous first book, preceding his next by some seven years, and now very scarce. Currey, p.70. In this copy the following errata have been noted, state or issue significance undetermined: p.41, ll.8 - 9, ‘whis- ering' for ‘whisp- ering'; p.62, l.8, ‘wapons' for ‘weapons'; p.76, l.15, ‘not' for ‘got'; p.109, l.12, ‘more' for something unguessable; in addition p.106, ll.4 and 13 involve textual discontinuities that make nonsense of the page.

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BRUNNER (John). Stand on Zanzibar. Macdonald Science Fiction, 1969. Double demy 16mo; blank and leaf bearing advertisements on verso, serving as end-papers, precede half-title page; brownish black fine cloth-textured boards, lettered down and across in gilt and blocked with SF monogram brownish black through gilt, on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition (v. Currey, p.73).

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BRUNNER (John). Stand on Zanzibar. Macdonald Science Fiction, 1969. Double demy 16mo; blank and leaf bearing advertisements on verso, serving as end-papers, precede half-title page; brownish black fine cloth-textured boards, lettered down and across in gilt and blocked with SF monogram brownish black through gilt, on spine. Faint mark on title-page where label has been removed; otherwise a fine copy in very slightly rubbed dust-wrapper.

First English edition (v. Currey, p.73). The remainder issue, with reduced price label on title-page.

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BRUNNER (John). The Jagged Orbit. Science Fiction. Sidgwick & Jackson, 1970. Sm.double cr.16mo; blue boards, blocked with publisher's monogram, ruled, and lettered, silver on spine. Fine copy in creased and slightly torn dust-wrapper.

Signed by the author on the title-page. First English edition.

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BRUNNER (John). Life in an Explosive Forming Press. Poems. 1970, Poets' Trust. One gathering, super roy.16mo, wire-stitched into pale sand wrappers, cut flush, printed on front in red; issued without half-title or end-papers. Nice copy.

Not in Currey.

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BRUNNER (John). The Shockwave Rider. Harper & Row, Publishers, New York, 1975. Sq.double lge.post 16mo; blank before half-title; two blanks followed by leaf bearing numerals on verso at end; quarter light sand cloth, textured charcoal boards, lettered black down spine; fore-edges uncut; textured deep fawn end-papers. Virtually fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Currey, p.73. Precedes English edition. This edition contains unauthorized editorial changes relating to the fore-matter.

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BRUNNER (John). The Shockwave Rider. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1975. Lge.post format, perfect bound; blank before half-title, three at end; blue and black mixed weave effect boards, spine embossed with publisher's name blind on silver oval, lettered down in silver. Fine copy in dust-wrapper very slightly rubbed at edges.

First English edition, not listed by Currey, though bearing the same date as the first American edition, in which unauthorized editorial changes were made. The English edition restores the Contents and author's Acknowledgment omitted from the first American edition, thus for the first time presenting Brunner's complete text, which did not appear in America until the following year.

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BRUNNER (John). While there's HOPE. Wood engravings By Paul Piech. The Keepsake Press, 1982. Lge.post 8vo format, 28pp. sewn as a single gathering; frontispiece on text-paper printed in scarlet and black; vignette on title-page and headpiece, printed in black; pp.[ii]+[23]+[iii (blank)]; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in scarlet and black, on back wrapper and down spine in black; buff pastedowns, tipped down; issued without free end-papers. Fine copy.

First printing of the original English text of a work first published in German in 1981. One of 210 copies in wrappers of a total edition of 230.

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BULLETT (Gerald). Mr Godly Beside Himself. John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, 1924. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; green cloth ruled and lettered black on spine. Covers a trifle used, and end-papers slightly splitting; contents fine.

Fantasy.

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BULLETT (Gerald). The Quick and the Dead: A novel By Gerald Bullett. With 5 headpieces by T.L. Poulton. London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1933. Sm.post 8vo; vignette on title-page and five headpieces; pp.[viii]+191+[i (blank)]; apple green buckram, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, blocked gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. sage green. Very slight foxing of edges and first and last leaf, but a near-fine copy.

A delightful book, if somewhat small. In Bleiler's 1948 ‘Checklist of Fantastic Literature'.

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BURGESS (Anthony). A clockwork orange. Heinemann, 1962. Extra cr.8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[x]+196+[ii]; very dark brown cloth textured boards, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine. Slight foxing of top edges; otherwise a fine copy in a dust-wrapper with tape marks on verso slightly shadowing through on flaps (it was once taped into a clear plastic chemise).

The first binding: the second being pinkish-purple boards. Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.43: ‘A book which seems almost totally to have disappeared since the Stanley Kubrick film of the book appeared'.

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BURGESS (Anthony). A clockwork orange. Heinemann, 1962. Extra cr.8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[x]+196+[ii]; pinkish-purple cloth textured boards, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine. Barely visible fading/marking of covers; slight scuffing and marking of paste-downs; otherwise a nice copy.

The second binding: the first being very dark brown boards. Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.43: ‘A book which seems almost totally to have disappeared since the Stanley Kubrick film of the book appeared'. In our experience this second binding is about twice as seldom seen as the earlier one.

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BURGESS (Anthony). 1985. Hutchinson of London, 1978. Double demy 16mo; dull blue boards, blocked with publisher's device and lettered silver down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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BURKE (John). The Devil's Footsteps. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1976. Red boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine in slightly torn and chipped dust-wrapper.



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BURKE (Thomas). The Bloomsbury Wonder. 1929, The Mandrake Press, 41 Museum Street, W.C.1. Roy.16mo, printed in half sheets; quarter black cloth, black boards stamped and printed with alligator hide pattern in gold, paper spine label. Extremely fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Issued as a volume in the series The Mandrake Booklets. Printed throughout upon Japon vellum. "Crime fiction with a supernatural twist." - Bleiler, Checklist of Fantastic Literature'.

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BURRAGE (A.M.). Between the minute And the hour. Herbert Jenkins, 1967. Double cr.16mo; final blank; black boards, lettered silver on spine. Fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

A posthumous collection of supernatural stories by a writer admired by both Conan Doyle and by M.R. James.

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BURROUGHS (Edgar Rice). Jungle tales Of Tarzan. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1919. Blank before half-title; imprint leaf and blank, followed by 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end, dated 27/6/19; red fine linen grain cloth, blocked and lettered black on front cover, blocked, lettered, and ruled black on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Nice copy.

Published in the same year as the American edition.

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BURROUGHS (Edgar Rice). Jungle tales Of Tarzan. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1919. Blank before half-title; imprint leaf and blank, followed by 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end, dated 27/6/19; red fine linen grain cloth, blocked and lettered black on front cover, blocked, lettered, and ruled black on spine; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed. Slight marking of covers, but a nice copy.

Published in the same year as the American edition.

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BUROUGHS (Edgar Rice). The Gods of Mars. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1920. Blank before half-title, blank at end; lime green beaded fine linen grain cloth, ruled and lettered black on front cover, blocked and lettered black on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Nice copy.

First British edition. Published in America in 1918.

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BURROUGHS (Edgar Rice). Pellucidar: Being the fur- ther adventures of David Innes in the land under- neath The Earth's crust. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1924. Two blanks before half-title, one at end, serving as end-papers; orange fine linen grain cloth ruled and lettered black on front cover, blocked and lettered black on spine. Covers badly damp-stained, end-papers slightly so; text fine. As a reading copy.

The first English edition.

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BURROUGHS (Edgar Rice). The Mucker. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, 1921. Pp.[vi]+201+[i (printer's imprint)]; publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue at end; chalk blue fine linen-grain cloth, blocked and lettered black on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. A little scattered light foxing, but in general a nice copy.

Precedes the American edition by some twenty-five days, but includes in fact only the first half of the American book, the remainder being published in England the next year as ‘The Man Without A Soul'. Currey, p.90

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BURROUGHS (Edgar Rice). The man without A soul. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street W.C., 1922. Blank before half-title; blank, followed by publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue at end; light cerise fine linen grain cloth, blocked and lettered black on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. Very nice copy.

Currey, p.90. First edition of this title, which appeared as the second part of ‘The Mucker' in the U.S.A. at the end of October 1921.

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BURROUGHS (Edgar Rice). Tarzan and The ant-men. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1925. Publisher's 8pp. inserted catalogue at end, dated ‘525'; rich brown fine linen grain cloth, blocked and lettered black on front cover and spine, ruled black on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Very nice copy.

Currey, p.92. The American edition, published in 1924, has a different version of the text, the present English edition representing the first book-form appearance of the original text as it had been published serially in a magazine.

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BURROUGHS (Edgar Rice). Jungle girl. Odhams Press Limited, 1933. Two blanks before half-title, two at end; carmine cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Spine slightly faded, and gilt dulled as usual; edges, blanks, and last few leaves of text a little foxed; otherwise a very nice copy in slightly chipped and torn dust-wrapper strengthened on verso.

Though it is not so designated, either on volume or dust-wrapper, issued as a volume of The "Passing Show's" Library of New Fiction. The price ‘7/6' appears on the spine of the dust-wrapper. First English edition.

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BURROUGHS (Edgar Rice). Pirates of Venus. John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., 1935. Double cr.16mo; light yellow-green cloth, lettered black on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram device black on spine; t.e. yellow. Slight fading of spine, and covers just a trifle marked; otherwise a fine copy.

First English edition. First published at Tarzana in 1934 (V. Currey, p.91.).

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BURROUGHS (Edgar Rice). Tarzan the magnificent. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1940. Post 8vo; orange cloth, lettered black on spine. Nice copy.

First English edition. First published at Tarzana in 1939 (V. Currey, p.91.).

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BUTLER (Samuel). Erewhon Or Over the range. New and revised edition. Grant Richards, 1901. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; light cerise buckram lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e.g. Neat repair to cloth at head of spine; spine slightly faded, and gilt rubbed; front end-paper cracking a little; otherwise a fine copy.

From the library of Michael Moorcock, and bearing his ‘Pierrot' bookplate on the front free end-paper. This revised edition of ‘Erewhon' contains a new Preface (to this ‘Ninth edition') in which Butler discusses the genesis of the work and its early publishing history, as well as some sixty odd pages of new text (approximately one fifth of the whole). Hoppé, 41.

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BUTLER (Samuel). Erewhon Or Over the range. New and revised edition. Grant Richards, 1901. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; light cerise buckram lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e.g. Cloth slightly bubbled on sides; otherwise internally a fine copy.

From the library of poet Lance Sieveking, and bearing his small light ownership stamp on the half-title. This revised edition of ‘Erewhon' contains a new Preface (to this ‘Ninth edition') in which Butler discusses the genesis of the work and its early publishing history, as well as some sixty odd pages of new text (approximately one fifth of the whole). Hoppé, 41.

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BUTLER (Samuel). Erewhon Revisited Twenty years later Both by the Original Discoverer of The Country and by his Son. Grant Richards, 1901. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xii]+[338]+[ii]; light cerise buckram lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e.g. One corner slightly worn, and slight mottled fading of covers; otherwise a nice copy.

Lacking the errata slip, the errata having been neatly corrected in pencil. Hoppé 40.

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CABELL (James Branch). The Eagle's shadow. Illustrated by Will Grefé. Decorated by Blanch Ostertag. London, Wm. Heinemann, 1904. Preliminary gathering printed in green; blank precedes decorated half-title; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; dedication leaf, Contents leaf, fly-title, and List of Illustrations, all decorated, follow title leaf; light green buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover and spine; end-papers printed pictorially lime green. Cloth faded on spine and at edges of covers, and restoration to back joint; back end-papers cracked; text fine.

Holt, 1, refers. First edition, English issue: the first state of the text, with the earlier version of the dedication in which the dedicatee is identified by her initials only; and with the earlier version of the frontispiece, in which the figure is sitting down. A secondary binding, however, not noticed by Holt, who remarks: "A small English edition, from imported sheets in the first state, bound in green cloth with blue and black stamping and gilt lettering, was issued in the autumn of 1904, by Wm. Heinemann." The present binding, though elaborately stamped, is evidently cheaper: it was prepared for issue by the Times Book Club, whose imprint, rather than that of Heinemann, appears on the spine. That it was part of the original small importation of sheets is made clear by the issue points, and the fact of the Heinemann title leaf, which is integral, and was printed in America. Probably the scarcest issue of the author's scarce first book.

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CABELL (James Branch). The Cords of Vanity. Hutchinson & Co., Paternoster Row, 1909. Coloured frontispiece with tissue guard; cancel title-leaf; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue dated August, 1909, followed by integral blank, at end; light brown rough buckram, ruled white on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Covers worn; text fine. A scarce title.

First edition, English issue: American sheets with a cancel title printed in America. Holt, 5, refers, erroneously stating that: "A small English edition, from imported sheets was issued in the spring of 1909, by Wm. Heinemann." Heinemann's issued ‘The Eagle's Shadow' in 1904, but not this title. The American edition was issued on 11th March.

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CABELL (James Branch). Jurgen: A comedy of justice. With an introduction by Hugh Walpole. John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, January 1923. Lge.16mo; 8pp. integral advertisements at end; dark blue cloth blocked and lettered red on spine and front cover; t.e. red, others rough-trimmed. Very nice copy.

The first English trade edition, following the limited edition of 1921.

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CABELL (James Branch). Figures of earth. A Comedy of Appearances. With illustrations and Decorations by Frank C, Papé. John Lane The Bodley Head Limited., 1925. Imp.8vo; blank before half-title; frontispiece and eleven inserted plates; other illustrations in text; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; black buckram, ruled blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. red, others uncut; pictorial end-papers. Very nice copy.

The first illustrated edition. A finely produced book.

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CABELL (James Branch). Beyond life: Dizain des demiurges. John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., 1925. Double post 16mo; 8pp. advertisements at end on text-paper; red buckram, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. dark red. A nice copy.

Literary criticism.

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CABELL (James Branch). The cream of The jest: A Comedy of Evasions. With an introduction by Harold Ward. Illustrated by Frank C. Pape. John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, 1927. Med.8vo; engraved frontispiece, and eleven superb engraved plates; vignette on title, and other illustrations on text-paper; black buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. red, lower-edges uncut; end-papers printed pictorially grey with illustrations by Pape. A nice copy.



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CABELL (James Branch). Between Dawn and Sunrise: Selections from the writings of James Branch Cabell Chosen with an introduction & initiatory notes by John Macy. John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., N.D. [1930]. Double demy 16mo; cancel title-page; t.e. dark green; fore- and lower- edges uncut; black rough cloth, green spine label printed in black. A nice copy.

First edition, English issue. Printed (including the cancel) in America. Macy's Introduction occupies pp.ix-xxvii. A substantial volume.

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CABELL (James Branch). The Way of Ecben: A Comedietta Involving a Gentleman By James Branch Cabell. Decorations by Frank C. Papé. London, John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, 1929. Numerous illustrations in text; leaf bearing vignette on recto, blank on verso, precedes 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.viii+209+[i (blank)]+[ii]+[iv]; black rough fine-weave cloth ruled and lettered sea-green on front cover and spine; t.e. grey. Vertical crease in back end-paper, otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper with a couple of shallow chips at extreme head and tail of spine.

A difficult title to find in dust-wrapper, probably because of very thin paper used. This copy from the library of Richard Jerome, with his bookplate designed by Reynolds Stone on the front pastedown. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum', though Locke claimed to collect the Cabell titles illustrated by Papé.

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CAPEK (Karel). Letters from Holland. Translated From the Czech by Paul Selver. Faber and Faber, February 1933. Blank before half-title; yellow cloth lettered red on spine. A near fine copy.



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CAPEK (Karel). Intimate things. Translated by Dora Round. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1935. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; yellow Sundour cloth, blocked and lettered red on front cover, lettered red on spine. Light dusting of covers; otherwise fine.



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CAPEK (Karel). Meteor. Translated by M. and R. Weatherall. George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1935. Pale sky-blue cloth blocked and lettered vermilion on front cover and spine; t.e. bllue. Spine slightly faded, front cover and edges just a little foxed; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed and internally repaired dust-wrapper.

The first edition in English. Bleiler (1948), p.72

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CAPEK (Karel). How They Do It. Translated by M. and R. Weatherall. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1945. Numerous illustrations in the text by the author; final blank; light blue green cloth lettered dark blue up spine; t.e. grey green. A nice copy in dust-wrapper. A scarce title.

Three essays: on how newspapers, films, and plays are produced.

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CAPEK (Karel). Apocryphal Stories. Translated by Dora Round. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1949. Lge.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; title-page printed in dark marina blue; advertisements on verso of last leaf of text, followed by two leaves of integral advertisements at end; sky blue cloth, ruled and lettered silver on spine; t.e. light blue. A nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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CAPES (Bernard). The Black reaper: Tales of Terror by Bernard Capes. Selected and introduced by Hugh Lamb. Equation, 1989. Extra cr.8vo format, perfect bound; pp.192; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in colour; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

First edition of this collection. Not issued in hard covers. Lamb's Introduction occupies pp.[9] - 13.

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CHESNEY (Weatherby [i.e., C.J. Cutcliffe Hyne]). The Foundered galleon. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street W.C., 1902. Blank before half-title; publisher's inserted 48pp. Catalogue at end, dated October 1901; scarlet coarse linen blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight darkening of covers, and one or two small corners creased, but a very nice copy.

Hubin, p.78, recording this title as of undetermined criminous status. It does involve crinous elements, but the main interest is science fictive: inventions for exploring under water, and for excavating from the sea-bed. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum', though he does record the 1898 short story collection ‘The Adventures of an Engineer', which has a similar bias.

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CHESTERTON (Gilbert K.). The Napoleon Of Notting Hill. With Seven Full-Page Illustrations by W. Graham Robertson And a Map of the Seat of War. John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1904. Frontispiece and seven plates; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; pale olive cloth blocked red and black, lettered black on spine and front cover; t.e. green, others uncut. Covers worn at head and tail of spine and corners; some foxing; one leaf torn at inner margin, without loss; back paste-down slightly chipped at foot; otherwise a nice copy.

Sullivan 7. The first issue binding: with the lettering in black rather than red.

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CHESTERTON (Gilbert K.). The ball And The cross. Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., Ltd., 3 & 4, Paternoster Buildings, E.C., 1910. Blank before half-title; erratum slip tipped in before p.93; white wrappers, cut flush, printed in dull blue and black on front wrapper, in black on back wrapper and spine. Wrappers chipped at head and tail of spine; a very good copy otherwise.

Locke's ‘Spectrum', pp.50-51; Sullivan, 17c. By far the scarcest of the three published issues, recorded by Sullivan only in ‘Chesterton Continued'. The front paste-down in the present copy has lifted a little, revealing the fact that the wrappers are of printers waste, which possibly suggests that this was a war-time issue.

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CHETWYND-HAYES (R.). The House Of Dracula. William Kimber, London, 1987. Narrow demy 8vo format, perfect bound; final blank; pp.206+[ii]; black cloth-textured boards lettered gilt down and on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The second book about the Dracula family.

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[CHRISTOPHER (John).] Babel itself By Samuel Youd. Cassell and Company Limited, 1951. Black cloth blocked and lettered lime green on spine. Fine copy in used dust-wrapper.

The author's second book. Currey, p.565.

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CHRISTOPHER (John). The Death Of Grass. Michael Joseph, 1956. Sm.double cr.16mo; pp.[231]+[i (blank)]; black boards, blocked and lettered white on spine. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.

Curey, p.566. Issued in America in the following year as ‘No Blade of Grass'.

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CHRISTOPHER (John). The Caves of Night. 1958, Eyre & Spottiswoode Ltd, 15 Bedford Street. Pp.[224]; brownish black boards blocked and lettered marina blue on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper slightly rubbed on edges of spine.

Currey, p.565, recording only the American edition of the same date. Virtually all of John Christopher's books before the 1960s were first published in England - and we see no reason for thinking this one an exception.

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CHRISTOPHER (John). The Pool of Fire. Hamish Hamilton, 1968. Lge.16mo; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; blue boards blocked with publisher's monogram device, ruled, and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in slightly nicked dust-wrapper.

Currey, p.567.

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CLARKE (Arthur C.). The sands of Mars. Sidgwick and Jackson Limited, 1951. Double cr.16mo; map printed on verso of half-title; mulberry boards, blocked and lettered very dark blue on spine. A near fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Currey, p.115. The author's first novel, now difficult to find in dust-wrapper.

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CLARKE (Arthur C., B.Sc., F.R.A.S.). Islands In the sky. Sidgwick and Jackson Limited, N.D. [1952]. Sm.cr.8vo; frontispiece on verso of half-title; other illustrations on text paper; final blank; dark red glazed rough cloth blocked and lettered black on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed and torn dust-wrapper strengthened internally with tissue.

Currey, p.114. The author's second novel. A preface was added for the American edition, published in the same year. The blurb on the dust-wrapper of the present copy begins ‘In this new novel . . .'.

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CLARKE (Arthur C.). Childhood's End. Sidgwick and Jackson, 1954. Double post 16mo; blank at end; dull sky-blue rough cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Near fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

First English edition. Published in America in 1953 by Ballantine Books (V. Currey, p.13).

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CLARKE (Arthur C.). Tales of ten Worlds. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1963. Sm.double cr.16mo; pp.[x]+245+[i (blank)]; light scarlet boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition. Published in America in 1962 (v. Currey, p.115).

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CLARKE (Ronald W.). The last year Of the Old world: A Fiction of History. Jonathan Cape, 1970. Two blanks before half-title, three at end, the outermost serving as paste-downs; royal blue boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. salmon. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Supposing the atomic bomb had not been invented ...

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COMPTON (D.G.). The continuous Katherine Mortenhoe: A novel. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1974. Double cr.16mo; carmine boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Currey, p.124. Review copy, with the review slip loosely laid in. Scheduled for publication on 30th May, 1974.

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CONEY (Michael). Winter's children. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1974. Double cr.16mo; carmine boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Currey, p.125.

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COOKE (W. Bourne). The Curse of Amaris. Jarrolds, Publishers, London, Limited, 10 and 11 Warwick Lane, E.C., 1924. Blank before half-title, blank at end; frontispiece in full colour and four plates in black and white; crimson buckram, blocked black yellow and green on front cover and spine, ruled black, lettered yellow and black outlined yellow, on front cover, lettered black on spine. Light damp-staining of back cover and back end-papers; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed pictorial dust-wrapper.

Juvenile. Issued in the series ‘Premier Rewards'.

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COOPER (Edmund). Prisoner of Fire. Hodder and Stoughton, 1974. Salmon-pink boards lettered and blocked gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Currey, p.126

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COPPARD (A.E.). Fearful Pleasures. Peter Nevill Limited, 1951. Lge.imp.16mo in half sheets; blank before half-title, blank at end; moss green rough cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in chipped, and frayed dust-wrapper.

Sub-titled ‘Wierd stories' on the dust-wrapper, this is in fact a collected edition of Coppard's stories in this genre, reprinted from his many earlier books, together with a Foreword dating from 1946, but here first published.

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COPPER (Basil). The Curse of The Fleers. Harwood-Smart Publishing, 1976. Blank before half-title; two blanks at end; red boards lettered gilt on spine. Near fine copy in slightly torn and frayed dust-wrapper.



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CORELLI (Marie). The Strange visitation Of Josiah Mc Nason. A Christmas ghost story. Illustrated by H.R. Millar. George Newnes, Limited, 3-12 Southampton Street, Strand, 1904. Roy.8vo; leaf of commercial advertisements, and frontispiece on text-paper precede title-page; half-title not called for; nine illustrations on text-paper, arranged as plates; 24pp. integral commercial and publisher's advertisements at end; wire-stabbed, and pasted into duck-egg blue wrappers, cut flush, printed on front and back in blue and red, inside in blue, and bearing commercial advertisements on inside and back of wrappers; issued without end-papers. A nice copy.

Issued, according to the wrappers, as ‘Companion to the Christmas Number Of the Strand Magazine. Price One Shilling.' Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'.

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[CORELLI (Marie).]. The devil's motor: A Prophecy of the End of the World. "I saw a star fall from heaven to earth, And to him was given the key of the bottomless pit." Revelation. No publisher, no date [?1896]. [On last page:] The Wessex Press, Taunton. One gathering sm.extra cr.8vo, sewn with turquoise twilled thread into tan paper wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper with red flag in red and black and lettered in black; half-title not called for; printer's device and imprint on last page. Very faint ring mark on back wrapper, with light offsetting of paper colour onto final page; slight thinning to title-page where a heavy pencilled ascription of authorship has been erased leaving legible indentations; ink and pencilled ownership inscriptions, notes, and a book-label on inside front wrapper (v. note); otherwise a fine copy. Apparently rare.

The probable true first printing, published, according to the front wrapper, at 1s. A somewhat mysterious volume, not recorded by Copac, BLC, NUC, Sadleir, Wolff, W.S. Scott, Locke, Clute and Nichols, NCBEL, etc., though all of these authorities except Sadleir record copies of a quarto volume illustrated by Arthur Severn, which was published by Hodder and Stoughton in about October 1910, without the epigraph, and with the variant sub-title: ‘A Fantasy'. It was also differently divided into paragraphs, and contained one minor erratum not in the present copy. This was reprinted late in 1915 in a cheaper edition but otherwise with the same format and content. The British Library, and Locke (‘Spectrum', 2, p.33), record a printing dated 1901 as part of a rare large-format paperback collection of short stories, poems, etc. issued by Methuen at 1s. under the title ‘A Christmas Greeting'. That volume, like the printings of 1910 and 1915, bore Corelli's name, whilst ‘The Devil's Motor' had the same sub-title as in them and like them was without the epigraph. The division into paragraphs, however, was different both from that of the present copy and that of the 1910 edition, the paragraphs here beginning ‘"Help nothing...' and ‘"Was it worth while...' being each combined into the preceding paragraph (‘"Pray no more..."' and ‘"All the world..."'), whilst in the 1910 edition the second of the two paragraphs as printed here was divided up as two. From the final decade of the nineteenth century and later, Marie Corelli issued a number of privately printed pamphlets of a social nature. Given the sub-title of the present volume, ‘A Prophecy of the End of the World', and the Apocalyptic epigraph, ‘The Devil's Motor' might originally have been intended to be one of these, and might well have been suggested by an alteration to the law that was made in 1896. By the ‘Locomotive Act' of 1865 any car had been required to be preceded, at a distance of at least 60 yards, by a person on foot carrying a red flag, and though this was made optional in 1878, the requirement was not finally dropped until the increase of the speed limit in 1896 from 2 m.p.h. in towns and 4 m.p.h. in the country to 12 and 14 m.p.h. respectively - concessions that were celebrated by an ‘Emancipation Run' from London to Brighton, which began with Lord Winchilsea tearing up a symbolic red flag such as is depicted on the cover of the present pamphlet. In 1910 Corelli herself was to buy a motor car (a Gondola), and by that time the Apocalyptic message, as well the cover design, would have been long obsolete. It seems unlikely that a story known to be by Corelli and published already under her name would be subsequently reprinted as anonymous, or with the kind of regressive textual changes noted, and an out of date cover design, and we are inclined to believe, therefore, that the present pamphlet may in fact probably represent the real first printing of the story, and to have been issued somewhere about 1896 or 1897, or at least between then and the appearance of the ‘Christmas Greetings' volume in 1901. An ink note on the inside front wrapper of this copy gives the reference: W.S. Scott, ‘Marie Corelli', (1955), p.151. Scott does not, however refer to this volume, of which he evidently had no knowledge, but to that of 1910.

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CORELLI (Marie). The Devil's Motor: A Fantasy by Marie Corelli. Illustrated by Arthur Severn, R.I. Hodder & Stoughton, [on last leaf:] Printed in the City of London By the Edinburgh Press, N.D. [1910]. Demy 4to in whole- and half- sheets, printed, on rectos only, in a caligraphic type-face on thick, cream, fine-linen-textured paper, lightly scented with smoke [v.note]; blank before half-title, printer's imprint leaf at end; six full-colour illustrations tipped onto blind pressed-out panels on blank leaves, each preceded by a caption leaf; 52ll., not paginated; scarlet buckram, ruled black, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; text-paper end-papers. End-papers embrowned on facing surfaces by contact with the dust-wrapper; otherwise a virtually fine copy in defective remains of dust-wrapper, this preserved in a paper-backed clear plastic chemise [v. note].

First separate and first illustrated edition, ordinary issue (there is also a de luxe issue, bound in half vellum). The scent of smoke is present in all copies, and represents a publisher's experiment: an attempt, presumably, to suggest the flames of hell. The book collates in fours throughout, except for the caption leaves and their following blanks which are conjugate pairs. The dustwrapper, which reproduces the covers of the book, is badly chipped about the edges, with loss of the ruled frame and most of the corner ornaments at the tail-edge of the front wrapper, and entirely lacks the spine apart from a small piece bearing the title. It is in several pieces which as far as possible have been joined with tissue on the verso, but still consists of three separated sections: the back flap; the back panel and spine; and the front panel and front flap. It is, however, very rarely found in any condition. Locke's ‘Spectrum', 2, p.33, listing the de luxe issue; Clute and Nicholls, p.265; W.S. Scott, ‘Marie Corelli', (1955), p.151; Wolff, 1364, recording a copy of which the covers may have been both dusty and slightly faded as in "red-brown linen flecked with white", noting only five plates, and fifty leaves (the differences are such that we wonder whether he might not possibly have had the 1915 reprint, which we have not seen?); Bleiler, 1948, p.84, listing the book as having 45pp. plus illustrations (which, if there were only five, would give the same result as Wolff's collation); NCBEL, 3: 1043; not in Sadleir.

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CORELLI (Marie). The Young Diana: An Experiment of the Future. A romance. Hutchinson & Co., 1918. 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end on text paper, dated Autumn 1918; magenta linen grain cloth ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine. Slight fading of covers; half-title lacking; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Locke, p.59. Novel of rejuvenation.

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COUNIHAN (Daniel). Unicorn magic. A story for children by Daniel Counihan With illustrations by Moyra Leatham. 1953, Chatto & Windus, London. Full-colour frontispiece; numerous illustrations in text; pp.212; deep lime-green boards, lettered and blocked gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The publisher's Production Office Copy, with their label to this effect on the spine of the dust-wrapper. A pencilled note on the front end-paper reads: ‘misprint. / p.31'. This, which has also been marked in the text, is ‘rythmically' for ‘rhythmically' in line four. We do not know whether this misprint was corrected before publication.

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COWPER (Richard). The Twilight of Briareus. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1974. Cerise boards, lettered gilt on spine. Very nice copy in dust-wrapper.

Currey, p.385

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CRICHTON (Michael). Five Patients: The Hospital Explained. Jonathan Cape, 1971. Very dark brown boards lettered and blocked gilt on spine; t.e. red. Fine copy in very sligtly frayed dust-wrapper.

Non-fiction. First English edition.

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CROMIE (Robert). Kitty's Victoria Cross. By Robert Cromie, Author of "A Plunge into Space" "The Crack of Doom", "For England's Sake" etc. etc. London, Frederick Warne & Co., And New York, 1901. (All Rights Reserved). Integral advertisement leaf (carrying Press Opinions of ‘A Plunge into Space') precedes half-title; 12pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[ii]+306+[xii]; faintly mottled light brown linen, blocked dark brown, green and gilt, lettered gilt, blocked with ghostly Victoria Cross and embossed with motto, blind, on front cover, blocked dark brown and green, lettered gilt, on spine. Light foxing of end-papers, initial advertisement leaf and half-title; early owner's name written on upper margin of half-title in ink; otherwise a nice copy.

Scarce. Locke, ‘Spectrum', III, p.24, recording only the later (and undated) Colonial Edition in wrappers, which he mistakes for a variant of the first printing that he says he had never seen; this title not in Bleiler or Wolff.

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CROSLAND (T.W.H.). Find the Angels. The showmen: A Legend of the war. By T.W.H. Crosland, Author of "The Unspeakable Scot," "The Wild Irishman," "Lovely Woman," Etc. With an introduction by the author. London, T. Werner Laurie Ltd., 8 Essex Street, Strand, 1915. F'cap 8vo; pp.[96]; pale pink card wrappers, cut flush, printed black on sides and down spine (the back wrapper bearing an advertisement), pale green paper onlay printed in black on lower quarter of front wrapper small onlay bearing price at tail of spine (v. note); issued without end-papers. Wrappers faded externally and just a trifle rubbed; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce title.

Second issue, the spine label raising the price to 1/6 (from 1/-). The front cover onlay reads: "Are there any angels? Everybody knows the wonderful story of the Elderly Lady and the Policeman. You will find it in this book, together with another wonderful story about Two Soldiers and an Angel." According to Locke this was originally issued as a wraparound band. It must have been laid on instead when the price increase sticker was issued. A spoof on Arthur Machen's volume ‘The Angel of Mons. The Bowmen: and other legends of the war'. Locke, ‘Spectrum II', p.35, listing the first issue.

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CROWLEY (Aleister). Moonchild: A prologue. 1929, The Mandrake Press, 41 Museum Street W.C. Dark blue fine linen grain cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Slight wear to covers, otherwise a very nice copy.



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DE LA MARE (Walter). Henry Brocken, His travels and adventures In the rich, strange, scarce- Imaginable regions of romance. By Walter J. De La Mare ("Walter Ramal" London, John Murray, Albemarle Street, W., 1904. Cr.8vo in half-sheets; pp.x+202; light blue rough buckram, ruled and elaborately blocked gilt, ruled and lettered light blue through gilt on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed. Nice copy.

Gwendolen Murphy's third issue [second state of text] (Bibliography in ‘The London Mercury' Vol.XV, 1927), the bracket after ‘Walter Ramal' on the title-page being absent, and the top-edges plain. The first state of text has the bracket present and the first two issues have t.e.g. Clute & Grant, ‘Encyclopedia of Fantasy', p.261; Bleiler, 1978, p.59; Reginald, 04029.

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DERLETH (August). Atmosphere Of Houses. Woodcuts by Frank Utpatel. 1939, The Prairie Press: Muscatine, Iowa. Demy 8vo in half sheets; illustrations in text; printed throughout in black and green; blank before half-title; Colophon leaf at end; mottled sea-green buckram blocked and lettered gilt down flat spine. Slight bruising of corners; otherwise a very nice copy.

One of an edition limited to only 290 copies. Printed on French mould-made paper. Presentation copy bearing on the front end-paper the signed holograph inscription of the designer, typesetter, and printer of the volume, Carroll Coleman. Currey, p.146.

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DICK (Philip K.). The Simulacra. Ace Books Inc., N.Y., 1964. 16mo; white glazed wrappers printed in full colour, cut flush; a.e. orange. Very nice copy.

This copy, which is dated on verso of the title-page, bears the words ‘First Book Publication' on the front wrapper. The undated copy without this notice on the covers recorded by Currey (p.158) as the first edition is presumably in fact a reprint. The present copy, like Currey's was published at 40c.

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DICKINSON (G. Lowes). The Magic Flute: A Fantasia. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, Ruskin House, 40 Museum Street, W.C. 1., 1920. Quarter Holland, green board sides; cream labels printed in blue on spine and front cover. Boards slightly worn, otherwise a very nice copy.

Short fantasy novel, not in Locke.

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DISCH (Thomas M.). The Businessman: A tale of terror. Jonathan Cape, 1984. Double demy 16mo; two blanks at end; pp.[viii]+292+[iv]; black boards blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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DORRINGTON (Albert). The Radium terrors. Eveleigh Nash, 1912. 4pp. integal advertisements followed by 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end; green cloth front cover ruled gilt and with full colour illustration laid on, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Gilt dulled, edges of covers a little worn, and label removed from front end-paper leaving slight thinning; internally a fine copy.

Locke, Spectrum, p.71: Sensational mystery thriller, very popular in its day, about the harmful and curative properties of radium. Though it is nowhere stated on the book itself, issued as a volume in the series ‘Nash's Two-Shilling Novels', and bound in series style.

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DOYLE (Arthur Conan). The last galley: Impressions and tales. With illustrations. Smith, Elder & Co., 15, Waterloo Place, 1911. Frontispiece in colour by N.C. Wyeth, and one plate in black and white, by Harry Rountree; 14pp. integral advertisements at end; mottled red rough fine buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Spine slightly faded; first and last few leaves slightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy of a difficult title.

Stories that range from Imperial Rome to blind monsters and a lost world in the caves of Derbyshire in present time. Rated by Doyle as amongst his best work. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'; Green & Gibson, A35a.

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DOYLE (Arthur Conan). The lost world: Being an account of the recent amazing adventures of Professor George E. Challanger, Lord John Roxton, Professor Summerlee, and Mr. E.D. Malone of the "Daily Gazette." Hodder and Stoughton, N.D. [1912]. Frontispiece with tissue guard and seven plates; other illustrations in text; dark lilac buckram blocked and lettered gilt, ruled and lettered white, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Covers somewhat used, and two leaves very neatly re-inserted; a good copy, nonetheless, of a book that seldom wears well.

Green and Gibson, A37a

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DOYLE (Arthur Conan). The poison belt. By Arthur Conan Doyle, Author of "The Lost World," "Sir Nigel," "The White Company," etc. Being an account of another adventure Of Prof. George E. Challenger, Lord John Roxton, Prof. Summerlee, and Mr. E.D. Malone, the discoverers of "The Lost World" With 16 Illustrations by Harry Rountree. Hodder and Stoughton, London New York Toronto, 1913. Half-tone frontispiece and fifteen plates on chalk-surfaced paper; pp.viii+199+[i (blank)]; light blue rough buckram, blocked and lettered black on front cover, blocked black, lettered gilt, on spine; lower-edges uncut. Spine a trifle faded, sides a little marked, and design on front cover a little rubbed; corner of back paste-down with small damp-stain; otherwise, and internally, a very nice copy.

Green & Gibson, A38a; Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.71

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DOYLE (Arthur Conan). Danger! And other stories. London, John Murray, 1918. Sm.cr.8vo; diagonally fine ribbed khaki cloth, ruled and lettered black on front cover, lettered black on spine; light cream end-papers. Virtually fine copy.

Green & Gibson, A41a.i (or ii): the second binding. Locke, p.71, recording only the variant in red cloth, ruled and lettered blind on the front cover, and lettered gilt on spine.

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DOYLE (A. Conan). Tales of Long ago. John Murray, N.D. [1922]. Roy.16mo; two blanks at front, two at back, serving as end-papers; 4pp. integral advertisements preceding final blanks; violet linen blocked blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Some fading of covers, and gilt oxydised, as almost always; otherwise nice.

Green & Gibson, A55a, recording only copies in similarly blocked boards. Issued as a volume in Murray's Fiction Library. A selection from the published stories of Conan Doyle, chosen by himself, and grouped thematically; with the addition of some previously unpublished work. Five further volumes were issued in this same series.

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DUNNE (J.W.). The Serial universe. Faber & Faber Limited, 1934. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; frontispiece; imprint leaf at end; blue cloth lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough-trimmed. A nice copy.

Best classified as fiction.

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DUNNE (J.W.). The New immortality. Faber and Faber, 1938. Blank before half-title, blank at end; glazed rough pale grey cloth lettered dark grey down spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The popular account of the ‘serial' theory of time.

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DUNNE (J.W.). The New immortality. Faber and Faber, 1938. Blank before half-title, blank at end; glazed smooth pale grey cloth lettered dark grey down spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Large corner of front end-paper creased; otherwise a nice copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

The popular account of the ‘serial' theory of time.

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DUNSANY (Lord). The Gods of Pegana. With illustrations in photogravure by S.H. Sime. Elkin Mathews, 1905. Imp.16mo in half sheets; photogravure frontispiece and seven plates with tissue guards; printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.[viii]+94+[ii]; quarter natural linen, brown boards, lettered dark brown on spine, blocked and lettered dark brown on front cover; a.e. uncut. End-papers slightly cracking; first and last few leaves foxed; nick in fore-edge of one leaf; otherwise a nice copy.

Nelson, 1905.13; Hubin, p.170; Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.74, binding variant ‘B' (no known priority: but the front end-paper in this copy bears an ownership inscription dated ‘5.v.5'). There is no list of plates, but the are tipped in to face pp.2, 14, 32, 36, 42, 48, and 88. The author's first book, issued at his own expense, in an edition of 1,000 copies.

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DUNSANY (Lord). Time And The Gods. With Ten Full-page Illustrations by S.H. Sime. London, William Heinemann, 1906. Double f'cap 8vo; fine half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and nine plates printed on art-paper; pp.[xii]+179+[i (printer's imprint); quarter olive green rough fine buckram, drab boards, lettered gilt on front cover and spine, and with recessed white paper onlay printed in black with small illustration by Sime, within blind ruled box, on front cover; fore- and lower-edges uncut. Small, barely visible, restoration to cloth at edge of spine; backs of some plates foxed, with offsetting; nonetheless, a virtually fine copy.

The first issue: later copies being in full dark green paper-covered boards. Currey, p.172; Locke, ‘Spectrum', p.75. In our experience, by far the scarcest of the early Dunsany titles in any issue, and very hard indeed to find in such nice state. Loosely laid in to this copy are a two-page clipping from ‘The Observer' of Sunday, December 24, 1933 of a Jorkens story by Dunsany, ‘The Golden Gods', and an unidentified clipping from a newspaper of a poem by Dunsany, ‘The Tiger'.

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DUNSANY (Lord). The Sword of Welleran And Other Stories. With Illustrations by S.H. Sime. George Allen & Sons, Ruskin House, 156 Charing Cross Road 1908. Double pott 4to; frontispiece with tissue guard, and nine plates; sea-green rough buckram blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Cloth of spine very slightly faded, and almost imperceptible damp-spotting of covers; slight foxing of prelims.; otherwise a very nice copy.

Currey, p.172, recording no issue variants; Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.75: the relatively scarce first issue with t.e.g., and ‘GEORGE ALLEN / & SONS' at tail of spine. Locke distinguishes three issues. To the points of the first issue he mentions might be added that the gilt is of a good quality that does not tend to tarnish!

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DUNSANY (Lord). The Book of Wonder: A Chronicle of Little Adventures at The Edge of the World. With Illustrations by S.H. Sime. William Heinemann, 1912. Double f'cap 8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard, and nine plates; imprint leaf at end; quarter olive green rough fine buckram, drab boards, lettered gilt on front cover and spine, and with recessed white paper onlay printed in black with small illustration by Sime, within blind ruled box, on front cover; fore- and lower-edges uncut. A very good copy of one of the scarcer titles.

Currey, p.168; Locke, ‘Spectrum', p.74. Locke's first issue, the title on the front cover extending for 70mm and the author's name for 42mm. In our opinion, this volume and ‘A Dreamer's Tales', together, garner the best of Dunsany's short stories.

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DUNSANY (Lord). Tales of wonder. With illustrations by S.H. Sime. Elkin Mathews, Cork Street, 1916. Double imp.16mo, printed in half-sheets; blank before half-title; frontispiece and five plates; quarter light, washed dark, fawn, coarse buckram, grey board sides, lettered blue on spine and front cover; a.e. uncut. Front free end-paper lacking (which is not obvious, because of the blank); otherwise in general a nice copy.

Nelson, 1916.22; Currey, p.172; Locke, p.75, describing the cloth as ‘grey', which in this copy it definitely is not. One thousand copies were printed. Published in America later the same year as ‘The Last Book of Wonder'. With an additional story, ‘The Forgotten Kingcups', clipped from a newspaper dated 23/8/40 loosely laid in at end.

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