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.

DUNSANY (Lord). Tales Of Three Hemispheres. T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd., London: Adelphi Terrace, 1920. Blank before half-title; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; pp.[viii]+147+[v]; quarter rich brown fine buckram ruled blind on sides, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine, light brown faintly beaded-linen-textured boards; fore-edges rough trimmed. Very slight fading of spine, but a fine copy nonetheless.

First edition, English issue. The verso of the title-page reads (in print:) ‘Copyright 1919 By John W. Luce & Co. (with below it in purple rubber stamp:) Printed in U.S.A.' Currey, p.172. Currey is wrong in stating that the English title-leaf is a cancel. Two versions of the complete first gathering were printed, one with the English title leaf and one with the American one.

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DUNSANY (Lord). The Charwoman's Shadow. G.P. Put- nam's Sons, March 1926. Blank and advertisement leaf precede title-page; half-title not called for; dark blue cloth, flat spine, blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover; lower-edges uncut. In general a nice copy.

Currey, p.168; Locke, p.74.

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DUNSANY (Lord). The Blessing of Pan. G.P. Putnam's Sons, September 1927. Frontispiece by S.H. Sime (to whom the book is dedicated); blue buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Gilt rubbed on spine; and backstrip showing vertical crease, as usual with this title; last two leaves roughly opened; otherwise a virtually fine copy, with the printed portion of the front panel of the dust-wrapper, bearing a design by Sime, loosely laid in.

Currey, p.168; Locke, p.74. Printed by Charles Whittingham and Griggs (Printers), Ltd. at the Chiswick Press. This copy has an essay by Dunsany on a Pan-related theme, clipped from a newspaper dated 11/5/52, loosely laid in at the end.

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DUNSANY (Lord). The Blessing of Pan. G.P. Putnam's Sons, September 1927. Frontispiece by S.H. Sime; blue buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. A reading copy.

Currey, p.168; Locke, p.74. Printed by Charles Whittingham and Griggs (Printers), Ltd. at the Chiswick Press.

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DUNSANY (Lord). The Travel Tales Of Mr. Joseph Jorkens. G.P. Putnam's Sons, April 1931. Final blank; pp.[viii]+305+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; dark blue buckram lettered gilt on spine and front cover; fore- edges uncut. Spine slightly faded, and with faint vertical crease; neat inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a very nice copy.

Currey, p.172; Locke, p.75. The first ‘Jorkens' book. With another Jorkens story, entitled ‘Neapolitan Ice', clipped from a newspaper dated 11/12/31, loosely laid in; also a contemporary review. ‘Neapolitan Ice' was not collected until 1940.

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DUNSANY (Lord). The Travel Tales Of Mr. Joseph Jorkens. G.P. Putnam's Sons, April 1931. Final blank; pp.[viii]+[305]+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; dark blue fine linen effect rough buckram lettered copper on spine and front cover; fore- edges uncut. Copper slightly oxydised on front cover, affecting last four letters of author's name; first and last gathering foxed; otherwise a very nice, crisp, copy.

Currey, p.172; Locke, p.75. The first ‘Jorkens' book.

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DUNSANY (Lord). If I were Dictator: The pronouncements of The Grand Macaroni. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1934. Tall f'cap 8vo; brownish grey cloth, blocked and lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine. Nice copy.

Signed by the author on the title-page. Not in Currey or Locke. Issued as a volume in the series ‘If I Were Dictator . . . ‘, under the general editorship of E.V. Lucas. In this copy p.37 line 18 has the reading ‘are' for ‘is'; and p.63 line 6 the misprint ‘deing' for ‘being'. Loosely laid in are three slips cut from newspapers of 1940 bearing short poems by Dunsany, and a cutting clipped from a newspaper dated 29/3/45 of a short story by him entitled ‘The Iron Door'.

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DUNSANY (Lord). Mr. Jorkens Remembers Africa. London & Toronto: William Heinemann Ltd., 1934. Blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[x]+296+[ii]; bright orange buckram, blocked with publisher's device black on back cover, lettered black on spine. Near fine copy, with the printed portions of the front panel and spine of the dust-wrapper loosely laid in.

Currey, p.171. According to Currey, the American edition, which bears the same date, has precedence. Locke, p.75: "Although generally regarded as by far the rarest of the five Jorkens books, I have not found it to be significantly more elusive than ‘Jorkens Has a Large Whiskey'". Loosely laid in to the present copy are a contemporary review and two other Jorkens stories, clipped from newspapers, and very fragile: ‘Jorkens Retires' (31/7/35), and ‘The Fancy Man' (6/11/37). Both were collected in ‘Jorkens Has a Large Whiskey in 1940, the former being retitled ‘Jorkens Retires from Business'.

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DUNSANY (Lord). My talks With Dean Spanley. Frontispiece illustration By S.H. Sime. William Heinemann Ltd, London :: Toronto, 1936. Frontispiece; pp.vi+137+[i (blank)]; dark green buckram, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; green end-papers. Light foxing of prelims., last few leaves, and edges; otherwise a fine copy in the dust-wrapper. Scarce thus.

Transmigration fantasy. Locke, p.75; Currey, p.171. Currey is in error in saying that there is no statement of printing on the copyright page.

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DUNSANY (Lord). Jorkens Has A Large Whiskey. Putnam, 42 Great Russell Street, September 1940. Final blank; pp.[x]+323+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; pale turquoise cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; final blank; fore-edges uncut. Spine faded; otherwise a fine copy, with the printed portion of the front panel of the dust-wrapper, bearing a design by Sime, loosely laid in.

Currey, p.170; Locke, p.74. The second scarcest of the Jorkens books. With an additional Jorkens story, ‘The Partner', clipped from a newspaper (early 1949), loosely laid in.

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[DUNSANY (Lord).]. Biography of Lord Dunsany [by] Mark Amory. Collins, St James's Place, London, 1972. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece from a photograph; pp.288; dull light blue fine linen-textured boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper nicked at top of back panel. Uncommon.

Includes a good many letters and some other work here first published or first collected, as well as extracts from his wife's diary, etc.

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EDDISON (E.R.). Poems, letters, and memories Of Philip Sidney Nairn Arranged by E.R. Eddison Late of Trinity College, Oxford. Printed for Private Circulation, 1916. Portrait frontispiece from a photograph and eight plates; pp.[xii]+[172]; diagonally fine ribbed cerise cloth, white paper spine label printed in black. A virtually fine copy.

Eddison's very scarce first book, not listed by Currey. A gap of twelve years separated this from the appearance of his second book, ‘The Worm Ouroborus'. Despite the legend ‘Printed for Private Circulation', the book was distributed by Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., as a printed note on the verso of the half-title makes clear.

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EDDISON (E.R.). The worm Ouroboros: A romance by E.R. Eddison, illustrated By Keith Henderson. Jonathan Cape eleven Gower Street London, 1922. Imp.16mo in half sheets; two leaves bearing wood-engraved illustrations on facing surfaces, precede half-title, two at end, all serving as end-papers; wood-engraved frontispiece on verso of half-title; vignette title-page printed in black and red; other illustrations in text; pp.[4]+xiv+[446]+[4]; greenish slate buckram, blocked with publisher's initial device blind on back cover, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut; publisher's green postcard advertisement for ‘Now & Then' loosely laid in as issued. Two or three scattered fox-spots, chiefly affecting large fore-edges; otherwise a near-fine copy, partly unopened.

The author's first novel. Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.76; Currey, p.[174]. The first issue, later copies having a cancel title-leaf dated 1924, and the first binding: in dark slate-green rather than black cloth and with the publisher's device in blind on the back cover. Currey notes no variants, Locke records only the secondary binding and not the present one.

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EDDISON (E.R.). The worm Ouroboros: A romance by E.R. Eddison, illustrated By Keith Henderson. Jonathan Cape eleven Gower Street London, 1922. Imp.16mo in half sheets; two leaves bearing wood-engraved illustrations on facing surfaces, precede half-title, two at end, all serving as end-papers; wood-engraved frontispiece on verso of half-title; vignette title-page printed in black and red; other illustrations in text; pp.[4]+xiv+[446]+[4]; black fine-weave cloth, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight marking of ‘end-papers', due probably to paste-action, and inscription dated 1923 on front ‘end-paper'; leaves P7 and P8 badly opened with small chips to blank fore-margins; otherwise a very nice copy.

The author's first novel. Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.76; Currey, p.[174]. The first issue, later copies having a cancel title-leaf dated 1924; but a secondary binding: in black rather than dark slate-green cloth and without the publisher's device in blind on the back cover. Currey notes no variants, Locke records only this binding and not the earlier one.

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EDDISON (E.R.). Mistress Of mistresses: A vision of Zimiamvia. With decorations by Keith Henderson. Faber & Faber Limited, 1935. 2pp. maps at end; decoration on verso of final leaf; light blue cloth blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt, panelled pink on spine; t.e. pink, lower-edges uncut. T.e. faded; otherwise a very nice copy.

Currey, p.174; Locke, p.76.

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EDDISON (E.R.). The Mezentian Gate. The frontispiece and the decorations By Keith Henderson. No place, no publisher, 1958. Narrow med.8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece; numerous decorations on text-paper; two leaves of genealogies followed by leaf bearing map at end; dark green coarse buckram, blocked and ruled gilt, lettered gilt within gilt ruled box, up spine; red and green head and tail bands; end-papers printed with designs by Henderson in black. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper bearing a design by Henderson.

Printed at The Curwen Press. The printer's ‘Production file copy', so designated by an ink note on the blank upper margin of the front free end-paper. Locke, ‘Spectrum', p.76, stating that 1800 copies were printed, mostly for sale in America. Currey, p.174.

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ELLIOTT (William J.). To-morrow's spectacles: A romance. Gerald G. Swan, 1946. Double globe 16mo; blank before title, blank at end; light bluish lilac rough cloth, blocked with publisher's device and lettered blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'.

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ENGLAND (Barry). Figures in a Landscape. Jonathan Cape, 1968. Lge.16mo; blank before half-title, blank at end; brick red boards blocked with publisher's device, ruled, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. dark brown.

Perfect-bound.

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FARMER (Penelope). The Summer birds. Illustrated by James J. Spanfeller. 1962, Chatto & Windus, London. Extra double cr.16mo; frontispiece on verso of half-title; other illustrations (some full-page) in text; final blank; pp.[ii]+155+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; bright blue cloth-textured boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Juvenule. The author's first book, and destined to become runner-up for the Carnegie Medal in 1963. This copy was purchased by us from the publisher's file, but is without signs of provenance.

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FARMER (Penelope). The Magic Stone. Illustrated by John Kaufmann. Chatto and Windus, London, 1964. Extra double cr.16mo; numerous illustrations in text; pp.224; dull brown cloth-textured boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Juvenile. Present time Arthurian fantasy. The author's second book. Her first ‘The Summer Birds', also a fantasy, was runner-up for the 1963 Carnegie Medal. This copy was purchased by us from the publisher's file, and has their Production Office label on the spine of the dust-wrapper.

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FARMER (Philip José). The green odyssey. Ballantine Books, New York, 1957. Sm.post 8vo, perfect bound; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[vi]+152+[ii]; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in full colour; a.e. yellow; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

First edition, English issue, the wrappers bearing the price label ‘2/6d.' over the original 35c on the front cover (the 35c on the back cover is still visible). The first edition of the author's first book. The front wrapper describes him as ‘author of THE LOVERS' but the back cover makes clear that this is not the volume published later under that title, but rather simply the short story of that title (which was the first fiction he published). The English importation of first edition sheets appears to have been rather small, and this issue is scarce - especially in such nice state. In the U.S.A. there was also a simultaneous hard-cover issue. Hubin, p.184; Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.81: neither mentioning an English issue.

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FARMER (Philip Jose). Flesh. Rapp & Whiting, 1969. Double lge.post 16mo; carmine boards, lettered silver on front cover, blocked and lettered silver down spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed and creased dust-wrapper.

First English edition. A shorter and somewhat different paperback version was published in America in 1960. This revised and expanded edition appeared in America in 1968. (V. Currey, p.184).

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FARMER (Philip Jose). Dark Is the Sun. Granada, 1981. Double lge.post 16mo format, perfect bound; bright brown boards, lettered matt dark grey-brown on spine; pale lemon end-papers. Near fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition.

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FARMER (Philip Jose). The Dark Design. Severn House, 1987. Cr.8vo format, perfect bound; blurb leaf precedes title page; half-title not called for; pp.464; dark charcoal boards blocked with publisher's name and initials device and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First British hardcover edition of a title published in America in 1977. New at £10.95

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FEARN (John Russell). The Golden amazon's Triumph. The master Science fiction series No. 1. The World's Work (1913) Ltd, Kingswood, Surrey, 1953. Lge.16mo; red linen grain boards, lettered black on spine. Large white numeral on spine, and scuffed patch on spine where an attempt has been made to remove it; label removed from front paste-down; otherwise a fine copy. As a reading copy.



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FITZGIBBON (Constantine). The Golden Age: a novel. Hart-Davis, McGibbon, 1975. Tall lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; final blank; pp.[189]+[iii]; brown beaded-linen-grain boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

‘A strange Gothic novel of the future' - publisher's blurb. In this copy the page number of p.93 is badly damaged, probably as always.

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FLECKER (James Elroy). Collected Prose. 1922, William Heinemann. Cancel title and half-title; final blank; cerise buckram, paper spine label printed in red; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Cancels foxed, as usual; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Second issue. Originally issued in 1920 by Martin Secker. Includes ‘The Last Generation'; ‘N'Jawk'; ‘Pentheus'; ‘Mansur', etc. Printed at the Chiswick Press.

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[FORD (D[ouglas]. M[oret].).]. A Time of terror: The Story of a Great Revenge (A.D., 1910). Greening & Co., Ltd., 1906. Black buckram blocked black through red, lettered white on spine and front cover. Enamel lacking from spine and slight general wear to covers; otherwise a very nice copy.

Future War novel (just!) involving an aggression by Germany, not in Bleiler; Clute and Nicholls record also a 1908 reprint in which the '1910' was changed to '1912'.

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[FORD] (Ford Madox, earlier HUEFFER). Mr. Apollo: A just possible story. By Ford Madox Hueffer. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street W.C., 1908. Imprint leaf followed by publisher's inserted 40pp. Catalogue at end, dated June 1908; slip bearing author's apology to the people of Cheltenham tipped on to title page; pp.[viii]+310+[ii]; salmon red cloth, ruled blind, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Covers a little dull and dusty, and neat, almost invisible restoration to cloth of front joint; otherwise a nice copy of one of the more difficult Ford titles.

Fantasy, about the visit of the God to contemporary London. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'.

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FORT (Charles). Lo! Introduction by Tiffany Thayer. Illustrated by Alexander King. N.Y., Claude Kendall, 1931. Spine slightly darkened and slightly worn at corners; a little light marginal embrowning throughout; otherwise a nice copy.



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FRAYN (Michael). The Tin Men. Collins, St James's Place, 1965. Red boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Minor faults, but in general a nice copy.



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FURNISS (Harry). Poverty bay: A Nondescript Novel Illustrated by Harry Furniss And written by the artist. London, Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 11, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1905. All rights reserved. Extra imp.16mo in half-sheets; half-tone frontispiece and ten plates; numerous illustrations in text, some full page; final blank; pp.xvi+273+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; olive green buckram blocked black on front cover and spine with designs by the author, lettered black and gilt on front cover, gilt on spine. Poor quality end-papers embrowned with offsetting onto facing page; inscription dated Sep 27th 1905 on half-title; scattered foxing passim; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

A rationalised ghost story. This title not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'.

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GARNER (Alan). Red shift. Collins, 1973. Lge.post 8vo; final blank; black boards lettered gilt down spine; end-papers printed in black. Slight marking of front end-papers; otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.



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GARNER (Alan). The Guizer: A Book of Fools. Hamish Hamilton, 1975. Super roy.8vo; vignette on title-page; numerous other illustrations on text-paper; General Bibliography/Acknowledgements leaf at end; tangerine boards lettered gilt down spine. Small ink mark on fore-edges; head of spine a trifle bruised; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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GASKELL (Jane). Strange Evil. Hutchinson of London, 1957. Post 8vo; pp.256; very dark brown boards, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; pale green end-papers printed with drawing by the author and facsimile page of the ms. in purple. Corner of front end-paper creased; otherwise a very nice copy in frayed dust-wrapper protected in a loose paper-backed clear plastic chemise.

The author's first book, published when she was fourteen. This title not in the Locke collection.

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GASKELL (Jane). A sweet Sweet Summer. Hodder and Stoughton, 1969. Purple boards lettered gilt on spine; t.e. yellow; green end-papers. One or two corners turned, and one or two small stains, but a good copy nonetheless in a slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Currey, p.197.

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GERHARDI (William) and LUNN (Brian). The Memoirs of Satan. Cassell & Company Limited, 1932. Final blank; dark charcoal cloth lettered red on spine. Spine and front cover faded; slight wear to cloth at head and tail of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

Locke, p.90, describing the cloth colour as ‘black'.

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GERRARD (Edith C.). The Unexplained: True Indian stories. London, Digby Long & Co., 18, Bouverie Street, Fleet Street, E.C., 1908. Demy 8vo; half-tone portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; pp.256; red pebble-grain cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, ruled blind and black, lettered gilt and black, on front cover, lettered, with short rule, gilt on spine. Spine very slightly faded; insignificant damp-splash on front cover; slight creasing to cloth at edge of front joint; half-title and last two leaves lightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Eight stories: ‘Triple Doom', ‘White Roses', ‘The Blood Curse', ‘The Little White Lady', ‘A Ghostly Assassin', etc.

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GLOSSOP (Reginald). The Orphan of space: A tale of downfall. London: G. MacDonald & Company Limited, 27 Southampton Road, N.W.5, 1926. Pp.[x]+310; orange fine linen-grain cloth, ruled blind on front cover, dark green on spine, lettered dark green on front cover and spine. Cloth of spine very slightly faded; some very slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy.

Locke's ‘Spectrum', pp.92-3: "Science fantasy - a mixture of hard-core SF and mysticism."

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GRAHAM (P. Anderson). The collapse of Homo sapiens. G.P. Putnam's Sons, June 1923. Reddish brown flecked light brown linen, ruled and lettered dark brown on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered dark brown on spine. End-papers and three leaves slightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Locke, p.94. Probable later issue binding. An excellent disaster novel involving time travel.

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GRAVES (Robert). Seven days in New Crete. A Novel. Cassell & Company Limited, 1949. Black horizontally ribbed fine net grain cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy in minutely chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

Higginson A62b, but an unrecorded variant having page five of the prelims. (the Contents leaf) numbered ‘v' at foot. We believe this to be characteristic of the first state (?or printing) of the text since an anomalous page number would be more likely to be cancelled than inserted. The Contents leaf was numbered in the American edition, which was earlier, but we understand from Dr. Desmond Flower, who was responsible for publishing the volume, that the English edition was set from the author's ms., so the fact would appear to have no significance, the American edition not having been used as a setting copy for this one. Copies are seen with the grain of the cloth running horizontally or vertically, irrespective of the state, and this seems to be without definable issue significance. The earlier American edition appeared under the title ‘Watch the North Wind Rise'.

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GREEN (Joseph). Conscience interplanetary. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1972. Final blank; cerise boards, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Currey, p.208

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GREENFIELD (Irving). Waters of Death. Sidgwick & Jackson, 1969. Head of spine slightly bumped, otherwise a very nice copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

SF short stories.

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GRINDROD (Charles F.). The shadow of the Raggedstone. The cover design by Austin O. Spare. Elkin Mathews, 1909. All rights reserved. Blank before half-title; pp.[2]+vi+[563]+[i (printer's imprint)]; iron grey buckram, ruled, blocked pictorially, and lettered black on front cover, blocked pictorially and lettered black on spine. Corners torn from front end-paper and front blank, lower corner torn from last leaf (with loss of part of printer's imprint), and back end-paper, and upper corner from pp.207-208 (with loss of all or part of about eight words); slight foxing of edges; otherwise a nice copy. A scarce title, and an unusual production for Elkin Mathews at this date.

Set in the Malvern area in the eleventh century, the story purports to be the explanation of the origin of a legend, and has fantasy elements. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum', or Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. According to an authorial Note on the verso of the title-page: "This book was printed locally in 1887. Although the edition was all sold, and the work was still in demand, it was never re-issued, nor was the Author able to get it back into his own hands until the present year. While in substance the book remains as it was first written, it has been so much revised in detail as almost to constitute a new work." In this copy the following typographical errors have been noted: p.407, last line, ‘Porir' for ‘Prior'; p.408, l.10: ‘t' lacking at end of line.

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HADFIELD (R.L.). and FARNCOMBE (Frank E.). Ruled By radio. Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1925. Orange red linen grain cloth blocked red on front cover, lettered red on front cover and spine, blocked and lettered with publisher's imprint red on back cover. Labels removed from paste-downs, otherwise a very nice copy.

Locke, Spectrum, p.101.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Stella Fregelius: A tale of three destinies. Longmans, Green, and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, 1904. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; very dark green glazed fine linen, flat spine, ruled and lettered gilt within gilt-ruled box on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; white end-papers surfaced with black paper. Small nick in cloth at top of front joint, but no weakness; slight damp-marking of front cover, and cloth neatly restored on top edge of front board; otherwise a nice copy.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2884; Scott 41. 10,000 copies were printed. For copyright reasons typeset in America, and here printed from American plates.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). The Brethren. Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York And Melbourne. 1904, All rights reserved. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.viii+342+[ii]; 14pp. publisher's catalogue on text-paper, followed by a stub, dated 6 G.-9.04., at end; scarlet buckram blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram device in brownish grey. Cloth of spine slightly faded; some foxing of prelims. and catalogue; otherwise a nice copy of a difficult title.

This title not in Sadleir; Scott, 42; Wolff, 2847, almost certainly misunderstanding Scott's description of the spine: the ‘ornaments' called for by Scott being a quincunx of dots, accounted as ‘blocking' in the description above. Wolff describes his copy as having ‘ornaments' on the front cover only: those on the front cover are more definitely designed.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Ayesha: The Return of She. Ward Lock & Co. Limited, 1905. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and thirty-one plates, by Maurice Grieffenhagen; pp.384; dark purple buckram, ruled grey, blocked and lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Slight dulling of covers; inscription on front end-paper; a few leaves lightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

This title not in Sadleir; Scott, 45: the variant with the gilt ornament on both the spine and the front cover. Copies are also known without the gilt ornament, and with the ornament on the front cover only. Scott suggests no priorities. It is our view that it was progressively dropped over several binding batches. Wolff, 2842, listing the variant with the gilt ornament on the front cover only. There is no list of plates, but they are marked for pp.34, 36, 52, 56, 86, 90, 116, 128, 132, 158, 180, 182, 206, 220, 234, 238, 256, 258, 262, 264, 268, 280, 290, 296, 298, 308, 332, 350, 360, 368, and 380, and are here bound in at those gatherings. The plate to p.90 has a broken ‘9' in the page note: significance if any undetermined.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Benita: An African Romance. With sixteen illustrations by Gordon Browne, R.I. Cassell & Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York and Melbourne, 1906. First gathering printed in red and black; frontispiece and fifteen plates, printed in sepia; 8+8pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end, signed and dated ‘Fiction 7.06.' and ‘6 G.-7.06'; scarlet buckram lettered gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram device pattern in olive green. Cloth neatly restored at head of spine, and covers generally a trifle rubbed and dull; scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Advance copy, bearing the rubber stamp of the recipient: ‘T.P's WEEKLY, PRIVATE REVIEW COPY' on the upper margin of the title-page. This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2845; Scott, 47. 15,000 copies were printed.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Benita: An African Romance. With sixteen illustrations by Gordon Browne, R.I. Cassell & Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York and Melbourne, 1906. First gathering printed in red and black; frontispiece with tissue guard, and fifteen plates, printed in dark sepia; 8+8pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end, signed and dated ‘Fiction 7.06.' and ‘6 G.-7.06'; scarlet buckram lettered gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram device pattern in olive green. Very slight, barely noticeable, marking of covers; first and last gathering and second set of advertisements lightly foxed; otherwise a very nice, bright, copy.

The first issue, later copies having white end-papers. This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2845; Scott, 47. In all, 15,000 copies were printed.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Benita: An African Romance. With sixteen illustrations by Gordon Browne, R.I. Cassell & Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York and Melbourne, 1906. First gathering printed in red and black; frontispiece with tissue guard, and fifteen plates, printed in dark sepia; 8+8pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end, signed and dated ‘Fiction 7.06.' and ‘6 G.-7.06'; scarlet buckram lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Cloth neatly restored on spine; scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Later issue, early copies having end-papers printed with publisher's monogram device pattern in olive green. This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2845; Scott, 47. In all, 15,000 copies were printed.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Queen Sheba's Ring. Frontispiece by Cyrus Cuneo. London, Eveleigh Nash, Fawside House, 1910. Full-colour frontispiece with tissue guard; pp.319+[i (printer's imprint)]; mottled red linen, blocked with publisher's initials device blind on back cover, ruled blind, lettered gilt on blind-pressed panel on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Virtually fine copy.

Scott, 54; Wolff, 2879

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Morning star. With Three Illustrations by A.C. Michael. Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1910. Frontispiece in full colour with tissue guard, and two plates, one in full colour, one in black and white; inserted blank at end, followed by 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue printed in black and red, dated at end 1/10; red cloth, ruled blind, lettered black on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Slight wear to head and tail of spine; spine slightly faded; slight foxing of prelims.; one or two minor faults otherwise, but, in general, a nice copy.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2873; Scott, 53, not mentioning the gilt star on the spine. The plates are correct according to the List of Illustrations, but according to the inserted catalogue, in which this volume is announced, it was intended originally that it should contain one further plate in black and white. 13,500 copies were printed.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Red Eve. Hodder and Stoughton, N.D. [1911]. Blank before half-title; frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates, all in full colour; 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue, undated, at end; dark red cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and spine, and with full colour onlay within dark green ruled box on front cover; lower-edges uncut. Nice copy.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2880; Scott, 57. Scott calls for a black ruled box on the front cover. In this, as in all other copies we have seen, it is in fact dark green. No list of illustrations is called for in the volume, but they are marked to be inserted at pp.103, 211, and 286, and are here tipped in to face the opposing pages at those points. The frontispiece, however, is marked ‘Page 42'. 13,500 copies were printed.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Child of Storm. With Illustrations by A.C. Michael. Cassell and Company, Ltd, 1913. Full colour frontispiece with tissue guard, and two plates printed in sepia; inserted blank at end, followed by 4pp. inserted publisher's list dated ‘1.13'; light brown cloth, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Scattered foxing, heavy on some leaves; some leaves slightly cockled; otherwise a nice copy.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2848; Scott, 61. 13,500 copies were printed.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Finished. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1917. Frontispiece; pp.320; green linen-grain cloth, ruled black on front cover, blocked and lettered black on front cover and spine. Edges of covers faded almost imperceptibly; a little foxing, more or less confined to edges; otherwise a fine copy in rubbed and badly chipped pictorial dust-wrapper.

A notably difficult title in any condition, but very scarce indeed in anything approaching a dust-wrapper. This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2855; Scott, 68. 15,000 copies were printed.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Finished. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1917. Frontispiece; pp.320; green linen-grain cloth, ruled black on front cover, blocked and lettered black on front cover and spine. Covers a little rubbed and dampmarked; a very little scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

A notably difficult title in any condition. This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2855; Scott, 68. 15,000 copies were printed.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). When the World Shook. Being an Account of the Great Adventure of Bastin, Bickley and Arbuthnot. Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1919. Brown linen-grain cloth, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Very nice copy. Scarce.

Locke, ‘Spectrum', p.102

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Heu-Heu, or The Monster. Hutchinson & Co., N.D. [1924]. Blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.286+[ii]; publisher's inserted 48pp. catalogue at end, dated Spring 1924; scarlet fine linen grain cloth lettered black on blind panel on front cover and spine. Cloth slightly bubbled; otherwise a fine crisp copy, with the pictorial front panel of the dust-wrapper lightly tipped onto the front paste-down.

The probable first issue, copies also being known without the catalogue. This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2858; Scott, 79. 10,000 copies were printed.

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HALDANE (J.B.S.). The Inequality of man And other essays By J.B.S. Haldane, F.R.S., Sir William Dunn Reader in biochemistry In the University of Cambridge: Head of genetical department John Innes Horticultural Institution, Merton; Sometime Fellow of New College, Oxford. London, Chatto & Windus, 1932. Blank before half-title; pp.[2]+[x]+295+[i (printer's imprint)]; dark green cloth, blocked and lettered white on spine; t.e. dark green, lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in slightly frayed and darkened dust-wrapper.

The publisher's File Copy, with their small label to this effect on the spine of the dust-wrapper. Besides essays on The Scientific Point of View, The Inequality of Man, Scientific Calvinism, Is History a Fraud?, Science and Ethics, A Mathematician Looks at Science, The New Deism, etc., includes a science fiction short story: The Gold-Makers.

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HALLEN (A.L.). Angilin: A Venite King. Digby, Long & Co., 18 Bouverie Street, Fleet Street, 1907. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; marina blue crushed morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Presentation rubber-stamp on front end-paper, another just barely visible on back cover; slight foxing of edges; otherwise, and in general effect, a fine copy.

Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.103, describing two binding variants: this is a third. Adventures among the people of the planet Venus.

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HAMILTON (Edmond). The haunted stars. Herbert Jenkins, 1965. 2pp. integral advertisements at end; red boards ruled and lettered white on spine; blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover. Very slight foxing of edges, otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition (v. Currey, p.218).

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HARRISON (Harry). Deathworld 3. Faber and Faber, 1969. Blank before half-title; green cloth, lettered silver on spine. Lower corners bruised, otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English and first hardcover edition. Currey, p.224

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HARTLEY (L.P.). Facial justice. Hamish Hamilton, London, 1960. Double cr.16mo; pp.256; scarlet cloth-textured boards blocked and lettered silver on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper darkened a little on back panel.

Dystopia. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'.

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HARVEY (William Fryer). We were seven. With Illustrations. Constable & Co Ltd, 1936. Blank before half-title; full colour frontispiece; thirteen half-tone plates (one double-spread); numerous illustrations on text-paper printed in violet; pp.[2]+viii+[241]+[1 (blank); deep sky-blue Sundour cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. green, lower-edges uncut. Nice copy. Scarce.

Issued as the sixth volume in the series ‘Retrospects'. Early autobiography by the author of ‘The Beast with Five Fingers' and ‘Midnight Tales'.

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HARVEY (William Fryer). Midnight tales. Edited with an introduction by Maurice Richardson. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1946. Lge.16mo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; black buckram over thin boards, lettered and blocked pale green on spine; t.e. green. Extremely fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The publisher's file copy, so stamped on the end-papers, the half-title and title pages; the front paste-down has been used to record notes of successive publication details, these, together with a series of revised price stickers on the dust-wrapper, evidencing at least three issues of the book. Bibliographically interesting. It is unusual for publishers to keep such detailed records on their file copies.

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HARVEY (William Fryer). Midnight tales. Edited with an introduction by Maurice Richardson. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1946. Lge.16mo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; black buckram over thin boards, lettered and blocked pale green on spine. Covers used, and enamel largely lacking; front free end-paper missing; otherwise a very good copy. As a reading copy.



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HAWKES (Jacquetta). A Quest of love. 1980, Chatto & Windus, London. Extra double cr.16mo; pp.[220]; dark red-chocolate cloth textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly torn dust-wrapper.

This title not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'. Re-incarnation fantasy.

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HAWKES (Jacquetta). A Quest of love. 1980, Chatto & Windus, London. Extra double cr.16mo; pp.[220]; dark red-chocolate cloth textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Slight marking of boards; otherwise a fine copy.

This title not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'. Re-incarnation fantasy.

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HEARD (Gerald). The great fog And other wierd tales. Cassell and Company Ltd., 1947. Orange red cloth lettered black on spine. Near fine copy.



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HEATH (Thomas Edward). Tales in Prose & Verse, And Dramas By the late Thomas Edward Heath, Of Northlands, Cardiff. With Illustrations, By the Author And his grandson. London: King, Sell & Olding, Ltd., 27, Chancery Lane, W.C., 1906. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; four leaves integral advertisements at end, signed ‘T' (the last text gathering being two leaves, signed ‘S'); pp.[viii]+259+[ii (blank)]+vii; seven half-tone plates after drawings and water-colours by the author, one after the editor, T.E. Heath, F.R.A.S, and four in line by T. Hasted Heath; light reddish brown coarse buckram lettered and with short rule gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Some fading of cloth; light foxing of prelims., edges, and final advertisement leaf; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.108; Hubin, p.199. Six ghost stories (including one of the plays), one detective story, one other play, and three poems. The author, a mine owner, was born in 1825 into a Quaker family of bankers and brewers, but later became a member of the Church of England. He died in 1882. He never published anything during his lifetime, though the two plays were performed privately in Cardiff. He seems however to have had some gifts, both as a writer and an artist. The entire contents of the present volume are here first printed.

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