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

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

JAMES (Montague Rhodes, Litt.D., Fellow of King's College, Cambridge). Ghost-stories of An antiquary. With four illustrations by the late James McBryde. Edward Arnold, 41 & 43 Maddox Street, Bond Street, W., 1904. Lge. post 8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates; final blank followed by 16pp. publisher's catalogue dated November, 1904; natural glazed canvas, yapped fore-edges, ruled red on sides and spine, lettered black on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Slight cracking of front end-papers, and neat early ownership inscription on front paste-down; small, faint, yellowish mark on frontispiece; otherwise a fine, crisp, copy of a book that seems seldom to survive well.

Currey, p.261.

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[JAMES (Montague Rhodes).]. The Story of a troll-hunt Written and drawn By James McBryde. Cambridge: Printed at the University Press, 1904. Demy 4to; numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.[xii]+[76 printed, apart from the imprint on the final leaf, on rectos only, and foliated 1-38]; quarter vellum, unglazed grey boards, printed on front board in black. Vellum foxed; very slight wear to corners; front paste-down bubbled due to an original binding fault; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Fantasy based on an expedition to Denmark undertaken by McBryde, M.R. James, and W.J. Stone in August 1899: printed privately as a memorial to McBryde in an edition said to have consisted only of 100 copies. The introduction, signed M.R.J., was written by James, whose name does not otherwise appear. Not in Currey.

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JAMES (Montague Rhodes, Litt.D., Provost of King's College, Cambridge). More ghost stories Of an antiquary. Edward Arnold, 1911. Imp.16mo in half sheets; 2pp. integral advertisements, followed by 24pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end, dated September, 1911; grey horizontally fine-grained cloth, blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered black on flat spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Covers a little used, and front end-papers slightly cracking; otherwise a nice copy.

Currey, p.261, describing the catalogue as ‘dated Autumn 1911', which it also is.

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JAMES (Montague Rhodes, Litt.D., Provost of King's College, Cambridge). More ghost stories Of an antiquary. Edward Arnold, 1911. Imp.16mo in half sheets; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; grey fine beaded linen grain cloth, blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered black on flat spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Unobtrusive rubber stamp of Times Book Club on back pastedown giving the date of acquisition as ‘8 Dec 1911'; otherwise a nice copy.

Currey, p.261, calling for an inserted publisher's catalogue at end ‘dated Autumn 1911'. The present copy was issued without it, and was probably from a different binding batch.

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JAMES (M.R.). The five jars. Edward Arnold & Co., 1922. Vignette title-page; frontispiece and six plates by Gilbert James; diagonally fine ribbed light brown cloth lettered black on front cover and spine. A near-fine copy.

The first issue, later copies being in smooth cloth. Currey, p.260, not noting issue variants.

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[JAMES (M.R.).]. Hans Andersen: Forty stories Newly translated From the Danish By M.R. James, O.M., Provost of Eton. Faber & Faber Limited, 24 Russell Square, London, 1930. Short demy 8vo; woodcut vignette on title; final blank; pp.466+[ii]; one facsimile in text; twenty-four plates printed in colours; light red cloth blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Slight foxing of edges and some margins; otherwise a fine copy in slightly rubbed and frayed dust-wrapper. Scarce, especially thus.

Though it is stated only on the dust-wrapper and spine the illustrations are by Christine Jackson - as is the front cover illustration, and the laid-on colour illustration on the dust-wrapper, which is not among the twenty-four included in the volume. Currey, p.261. James's only translation.

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JAMES (Montague Rhodes). Letters to a friend. Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd., 1956. Demy 8vo; frontispiece and six plates; final blank; two-tone grey cloth blocked and lettered red on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Currey, p.262.

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JENSEL (Axel). Epp: A novel by Axel Jensen. Translated from the Norwegian by Oliver Stallybrass. 1967, Chatto & Windus, London. Sm.cr.8vo; three blanks before half-title, three at end, the outermost serving as paste-downs; pp.[vi]+116+[vi]; grey fine-cloth-textured boards downlettered, ruled, and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in very slightly marked dust-wrapper.

The first edition in English of a novel published in Norwegian in 1965. Purchased by us from the publisher's file, but without sign of provenance. In this copy the following typographical flaws have been noted, presumably designating an early state of text if they have significance at all: p.66, l.21, dropped ‘h' in second ‘the'; p.105, l.6, ‘saucers,cass eroles,' for ‘saucers, casseroles,'; p.115, l.28, ‘r' in ‘Jarosi' printed too heavily. Clute & Nichols, p.643, erroneously describing the translation as anonymous; not in Locke's ‘Spectra'.

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JEPSON (Edgar). Captain Sentimental And other stories. By Edgar Jepson Author of "No. 19". Mills & Boon, Limited, 49 Rupert Street, London W., 1911. Blank before half-title; 3pp. text-paper advertisements, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end dated January 1, 1911, listing this volume amongst the Announcements for the coming Spring; pp.[viii]+317+[iii]; scarlet fine-linen-grain cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram blind, lettered black, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Virtually fine, bright copy. A handsome book.

A mixed bag of fifteen stories, including one science-fantasy (heart transplanted from a chimpanzee to a man, and vice versa), three occult (two involving witchcraft in contemporary England, one obeah), three stories connected with the Boer War and its aftermath, and two criminous (mutiny and murder, and highway robbery with some detection). The stories vary in quality, but the best (including one of the English witchcraft ones) are excellent and deserve anthologising. Hubin, p.226; not in Bleiler or Locke's ‘Spectrum'. In this copy the following errata and typographical flaws have been noted (state or issue significance, if any, undetermined): p.25, penultimate line, first opening inverted comma raised at start of line; p.34, ll.9 and 10, first letter printed faintly; p.47, l.25, closing inverted comma battered; p.91, l.10, ‘tried' for ‘tired'; p.107, l.22, ‘t' lacking at end of line; p.116, l.16 of text, ‘began' for ‘he began'; p.124, l.10, ‘e' of ‘red' broken; p.129, l.8, risen space before ‘come'; p.133, l.2, risen space after ‘with'; p.143, l.2, risen space after ‘tobacco'; p.149, l.23, risen space after ‘soon'; p.202, l.23, risen space after ‘of'; p.243, ll.16/17 of text, ‘a' dropped out between lines; p.250, last line, improper spacing between ‘o' and ‘i' of ‘spoiled'; p.268, l.8 of new chapter, ‘as' for ‘of'; p.281, l.22, ‘r' broken at end of line.

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JEROME (Jerome K.). The passing of The third Floor back And other stories. Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 182, High Holborn, W.C., 1907. Blank before half-title; 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end; sea-green smooth cloth, ruled and lettered white on front cover and spine; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Cloth very slightly worn at head and tail of spine, and enamel lacking from spine; some foxing of first and last few leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

Fantasy stories. Not in Locke.

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JEROME (Jerome K.). Malvina of Brittany. Cassell and Company, Ltd, 1916. Blank before half-title; dark marina blue patterned sand grain cloth, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Slight wear to head and tail of spine; edges, end-papers, blank, and last leaf foxed; otherwise nice. An uncommon late title.

Not in Locke, or Hubin. The title novelette is a fantasy; of the five other stories, one at least is a murder mystery.

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JOHNS (Capt. W.E.). Kings of Space. A Story of Interplanetary Exploration. With Illustrations by Stead. Hodder and Stoughton, June 1954. Frontispiece and five plates in full colour; blue boards blocked and lettered black on front cover and spine, ruled black on spine. Nice copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Juvenile.

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KERR (A[ndrew]. W[illiam].). Space A mirage. By A.W. Kerr Author of "Current Ways; or, as we live now' [sic]. Edinburgh, R. Grant & Son, 107 Princes Street, 1913. Pp.xiv+484+[i (printer's imprint)]+[i (blank)], diagonally very fine ribbed dove grey cloth, spine ruled and lettered gilt. Startlingly fine copy.

"The background of this novel is the concept of an interstellar civilization of celestials which look after and guide the inhabitants of the planets. An expeditionary army of occupation of Earth by the celestials (to relieve that already there) is being assembled on the planet Eretha, around Sirius, which is spiritually in advance of Earth. The first half of the book deals with that world and the conflicts brought on by the neighboring, warlike, planet Sardonics. Some science fiction elements are introduced, and the book, although mainly allegorical, is an early contribution to the development of the galactic empire concept predominant in modern science fiction." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 127-28. A. W. Kerr (1844- ?) wrote several books on banking and one or two on religious topics. SPACE: A MIRAGE advances Kerr's theories on the salvation of mankind by imbuing the individual with the "principles of the higher life." The book presents a "detailed eutopia stressing religion, the simple life, and the family." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 153-54; Locke, Voyages in Space, 117; Reginald, 08202; not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Klute and Nicholls; COPAC lists copies only at the British Library, Oxford, National Library of Scotland, Trinity College Dublin, Aberdeen, and St. Andrews.

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KERSH (Gerald). Clock Without Hands. William Heinemann Ltd, 1949. Lge.16mo; black cloth lettered silver on spine, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover; buff end-papers. Nice copy in chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

A difficult title.

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KESTEVEN (G.R. [i.e., G.R. Crosher]). The Pale Invaders. Chatto & Windus, London, 1974. Extra cr.8vo; two blanks at end; pp.140+[iv]; light grey cloth-textured boards, downlettered and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Post-holocaust novel of a re-industrialising world. Juvenile. The publisher's Production Office Copy, so rubber-stamped on the front end-paper.

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KESTEVEN (G.R. [i.e., G.R. Crosher]). The Awakening Water. Chatto & Windus . London, 1977. Extra cr.8vo format, perfect bound; pp.160; coarse cloth-textured light greenish blue boards, with isbn black on back cover, down-lettered and lettered black on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Post-disaster novel. Purchased by us from the publisher's file, but without signs of provenance. Juvenile, but . . . "This fast-moving novel of the future by the author of The Pale Invaders has implications that make it more than a children's adventure." - publisher's blurb.

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KILWORTH (Garry). The Night Of Kadar. Faber & Faber, 1978. Double cr.16mo; orange boards, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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KING (Stephen). Christine. Hodder and Stoughton, London, Sydney, Auckland, Toronto, 1983. Med.8vo format, perfect bound; three blanks at end; pp.[viii]+482+[vi]; black cloth-textured boards, blocked with publisher's device and down-lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.

Published in the same year as the American edition.

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KING (Stephen). Pet Sematary. Hodder and Stoughton, 1983. Med.8vo format, perfect bound; pp.368; dark charcoal faintly cloth-textured boards, blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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[KING (Stephen).]. [Drop title on cover:] Nightline. ABC News, 7 West 66th Street, New York, N.Y. 10023, January 13, 1984. Show #700. One gathering, sm.demy 8vo, including covers, wire stitched; first leaf printed in black and blue with heading, as above, contents, copyright notice, price, and other details, blank on verso, pp.[3]-[14] (paged 2-13) bearing text, p.15 blank on recto, and printed with advertisements on verso. Nice copy.

Printed in an edition of approximately 300 copies, the pamphlet is a transcription of a news programme Ted Koppel conducted on the book publishing business. Stephen King was a participant, talking about his books, alluding in passing to the Richard Bachman novels, and getting into a disagreement with literary agent Irving Lazar. Instantly out of print, and already a scarce piece of King ephemera.

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KNEALE (Nigel). Quatermass and The Pit. A play for television in Six parts. Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1960. Tall f'cap 8vo; four double sided plates; two integral advertisement leaves at end; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in orange and black, inside in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Locke, ‘Spectrum', pp.129-30.

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KNIGHT-ADKIN (J.H.). The Woman-stealers: Tales of the house of The otter. Isbister & Company, 1 Amen Corner, E.C., 1905. Final leaf integral advertisements; light, streaked dark, grey-green cloth, ruled on front cover, ruled and blocked with skeletal art nouveau design, very dark grey-green, on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Back cover a little stained; leaf before Preface excised (presumably Contents); end-papers and two or three adjacent leaves lightly foxed; otherwise and in effect a nice crisp copy. Scarce.

Set in a pre-history inhabited by men and dinosaurs, and making some use of Dr. Campbell's theory concerning the origin of the Scottish conception of the fairies. Not in Locke.

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KNITTEL (John). Nile gold: A Legend of Modern Egypt. William Heinemann Limited, 1929. Green buckram ruled and lettered gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover. Cloth very slightly faded at top edge of front cover; slight foxing of prelims., otherwise a very nice copy.

Bleiler, p.171; not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'. A key Egyptian fantasy. "Intense and phantasmagoric; the outstanding work of the Egyptian revenant subgenre." - Stableford, ‘Fantasy Literature'.

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KNITTEL (John). Midnight People. Doubleday, Doran & Company, Garden City, New York, 1931. Title-page printed in orange and black; Glossary at end; orange buckram, spine blocked black, lettered and illustrated orange through black; t.e. orange, fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Enamel very slightly rubbed on spine; a very little foxing; in general a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's affectionate signed holograph inscription on half-title page. Set in the area of the Sahara.

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KNOX (Ronald). Memories of The future: Being memoirs of The years 1915-1972 Written in the year of grace 1988 By Opal, Lady Porstock. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1923. 8pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end; blue linen grain cloth ruled and lettered blind on front cover, gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Covers faded, and spine slightly worn at head and tail; internally a nice copy.

Locke, p.130, noting the fugitive nature of the cloth colouring.

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KNOX (Ronald). Memories of The future: Being memoirs of The years 1915-1972 Written in the year of grace 1988 By Opal, Lady Porstock. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1923. 8pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end; blue linen grain cloth ruled and lettered blind on front cover, gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Covers faded, and spine badly frayed at head and tail; free end-papers and half-title lacking; text excellent. As a working copy.

Locke, p.130.

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KUPPORD (Skelton). A Fortune From the Sky. Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1903. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; dark dull blue buckram, blocked white, grey-green, and gilt, lettered white and dark dull blue-shadowed white, on front cover, blocked grey-green and white, lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers printed florally in pale grey green. Slight general wear to covers; front end-papers slightly cracked, back end-paper and two plates lacking; otherwise in general a nice copy. As a reading copy.

Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.131, erroneously giving the date as 1933. The present copy lacks the frontispiece and one plate called for by Locke. Locke also describes the cloth colour as dark green, rather than dark blue, which it definitely is here.

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LAMBERT (Gavin). Norman's Letter. Postscript by Lady D. Hamish Hamilton, 1966. Lge 16mo; two blanks at end; deep pink boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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LANG (Andrew). The Book of romance. Edited by Andrew Lang. With numerous illustrations by H.J. Ford. Longmans, Green, and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, London; New York and Bombay, 1902. Full colour frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates in full colour; numerous illustrations on text-paper, some full-page and unbacked, but included in the pagination; pp.xiv+384; blue buckram elaborately blocked gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers printed pictorially turquoise. Inscription dated ‘Xmas 1902' on half-title; otherwise a very nice copy.

The covers and end-papers are designed by H.J. Ford.

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LANG (Andrew). The Magician's gifts And other stories From the crimson, green, and Brown fairy books Edited by Andrew Lang. With a coloured frontispiece and Numerous illustrations by H.J. Ford. Longmans, Green, and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, London, New York, Bombay, and Calcutta, 1909. All rights reserved. Initial blank, apparently conjugate with the first leaf of the last gathering, and folded back; half-title not called for; full-colour frontispiece; twenty-seven black-and-white illustrations in text, some full-page and unbacked but included in the pagination; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[ii]+252+[ii]; scarlet smooth cloth lettered and elaborately blocked gilt on spine, large recessed panel on front cover bearing full-colour illustration by Ford; end-papers printed with wood-block stylised floral pattern in green. Inscription on front blank; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued, apparently as the eighteenth, volume in the series ‘Longman's New Series of Prize Books'.

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LARGE (E.C.). Sugar In the air. A Romance. Jonathan Cape, 1937. Pp.447+[i (blank)]; 8pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end, on text-paper; pale green cloth ruled, blocked with publisher's device, and lettered gilt on spine. Slight bruising to lower corners, otherwise near-fine.

The probable first issue, with inserted advertisements at end. Locke, p.133-4, noting no variants. The author's first novel.

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LARGE (E.C.). Asleep in the Afternoon. A Romance. Jonathan Cape, 1938. Final blank, followed by 8pp. inserted publisher's advertisements; pale green Sundour cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Light foxing of edges and half-title; otherwise a fine copy in slightly torn dust-wrapper scuffed a little on back panel.

Locke, p.133, listing only a later issue, blocked and lettered in blue. Story involving the invention of a device for producing sleep, attended sometimes with pleasurable visions.

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LASKI (Marghanita). The Victorian Chaise-longue. London, The Cresset Press, 1953. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.159+[i (blank)]; cream boards printed with marbled pattern in black and ruled gilt on sides after the manner of a quarter bound vellum binding, spine blocked gilt, lettered gilt and down-lettered cream through gilt. A fine copy in dust-wrapper.

A difficult title, with or without dust-wrapper. Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.134.

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LASKI (Marghanita). The Victorian Chaise-longue. London, The Cresset Press, 1953. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.159+[i (blank)]; cream boards printed with marbled pattern in black and ruled gilt on sides after the manner of a quarter bound vellum binding, spine blocked gilt, lettered gilt and down-lettered cream through gilt. Gilt dulled on spine and a trifle rubbed; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper slightly darkened on spine.

A difficult title, with or without dust-wrapper. Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.134.

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LAUMER (Keith). Retief's Ransom. Dennis Dobson, 1975. Lge.16mo; black boards lettered silver down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition (v. Currey, p.302).

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LAUMER (Keith). The Infinite Cage. Dennis Dobson, 1976. Lge.16mo; final blank; black fine linen grain boards lettered silver down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The first English edition (v. Currey, p.301).

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LEADBEATER (C.W.). The perfume of Egypt And Other weird stories. The Theosophist Ofice, Adyar, Madras, India, 1911. Illustrated half-title; advertisement leaf at end; Cambridge blue cloth flecked with white, blocked and lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine. Cloth of spine neatly restored at joints, and covers generally a trifle used; otherwise a nice copy. Very scarce.



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LEE (Vernon [i.e., Violet Paget]). For Maurice Five Unlikely stories. John Lane: The Bodley Head Limited, London, Vigo Street, W.1., 1927. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.li+[i (blank)]+223+[i (blank)]+4; vertically fine-ribbed bright green cloth, ruled blind, blocked gilt, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. dull green, others uncut. Faint damp-spot on back cover; very slight string-marking to edges of covers; otherwise a very nice, bright copy.

The author's third and last collection of weird fiction, this one dedicated to Maurice Baring. It includes five stories written between 1881 and 1913 and here first collected, ‘Tanhuser and the Gods', ‘Marsyas in Flanders', ‘The Virgin of the Seven Daggers',‘Winthrop's Adventure', and ‘The Doll', as well as a long, interesting introduction on the sources for the stories. Lee's weird fiction earned the praise of Montague Summers who equated her talent to that of M.R. James. "Lee's stories are really in a category by themselves. Intelligent, amusingly ironic, imaginative, original, they deserve more than the passing attention that they have attracted." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp.256-57. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p.114; Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction, 991; Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p.326; Bleiler, (1948), p.177; Bleiler (1978), p.121; Reginald 08777; NCBEL: III, 1445.

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LEIBER (Fritz). A Spectre Is Haunting Texas. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1969. Lge.16mo; two blanks at end; red boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition.

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LEINSTER (Murray). Sword of kings. John Long, Limited, N.D. [1933]. Publisher's catalogue, 40pp., dated Autumn, 1932, at end; brick red buckram lettered black on spine. Very slight marking of covers, otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Currey, p.269. Precedes the American edition.

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LEM (Stanislaw). A Perfect Vacuum. Translated from the Polish By Michael Kandel. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 1979. Lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; advertisement leaf follows half-title; double spread title, partly on verso of advertisement leaf; Contents leaf and fly-title follow title leaf; final blank; mustard boards, lettered brown down spine, blocked with ISBN number brown on back board; red and mustard head and tail bands. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First Edition in English.

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LEROUX (Gaston). The Bride of the sun. Hodder and Stoughton, 1916. Blank before half-title; 4pp. inserted advertisements on text paper at end; green linen grain cloth ruled yellow, lettered black, on spine and front cover. Good reading copy.

First English edition. Locke, p.139, recording the earlier American edition. Lost race adventure novel, translated from the French.

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LESSING (Doris). Canopus in Argos: archives. Re: Colonised planet 5 Shikasta. Personal, Psychological, Historical Documents Relating to Visit by Johor (George Sherban) Emissary (Grade 9). 87th of the Period of the Last Days. Jonathan Cape, 1979. Double demy 16mo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; double spread title-page, utilising verso of half-title; three blanks at end; dull blue boards, blocked with publisher's monogram device, ruled, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. pale grey; light grey end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The first book in the sequence Canopus in Argos: Archives.

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LESSING (Doris). Canopus in Argos: archives. The Sirian Experiments. The Report by Ambien II, Of the Five. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, 1981. Lge.16mo; advertisement leaf before half-title page; two blanks at end; pp.[xii (unpaginated)]+288 (numbered only on alternate pages); dull blue boards blocked with publisher's device, ruled, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. pale grey; light grey end-papers. Small mark on back free end-paper, otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The third book in the sequence Canopus in Argos: Archives. First English edition. In this copy at l.1 on p.[95] there is a broken ‘s' in ‘thoughts'; and at p.206, l.20, a broken ‘I'; p.254, l.16, broken ‘m' in ‘my': all probably as always.

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LEWIS (C.S.). Out of the silent Planet. John Lane The Bodley Head, 1938. Blank before half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; dark brick-red cloth lettered gilt on spine; t.e. brown. Very slight wear to covers; front end-papers slightly cracked; otherwise a very nice copy.

Currey, p.310. The first issue.

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LEWIS (C.S.). Perelandra: A novel. John Lane The Bodley Head, 1943. Sm.cr.8vo; light blue cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Cloth of spine faded; otherwise a nice copy.

Currey, p.310.

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LEWIS (C.S.). Perelandra: A novel. John Lane The Bodley Head, 1943. Sm.cr.8vo; light blue cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Spine and front cover faded; otherwise a nice copy.

Currey, p.310.

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LEWIS (C.S.). Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold. Geoffrey Bles, 1956. Double cr.16mo; epigraph/advertisement leaf follows half-title; pp.320; blue cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper with two short tears at head of spine, neatly repaired with tissue on verso.

Currey, p.311; not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'.

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LINDLEY (Charles, Viscount Halifax). Lord Halifax's Ghost Book. A Collection of Stories of Haunted Houses, Apparitions and Supernatural Occurrences. With an Introduction by Viscount Halifax, K.G. Geoffrey Bles, October, 1938. Sq.8vo; pp.viii+[244]; black cloth lettered gilt on spine and front cover, blocked gilt on spine; t.e. yellow, lower-edges uncut; fore-edges rough-trimmed. Very nice copy.

A selection of original ghost stories collected by Lord Halifax over many years from various of his friends, some of them having traditionary origins: ‘The Harper of Inveraray', ‘The Man in the Iron Cage', ‘The Secret of Glamis', The Grey Man of Wrotham', ‘The Haunting of Hinton Ampner', ‘The Death of Lord Tyrone', ‘The Passenger with the Bag', ‘"Marche!"', ‘The Man in a Silk Dress', ‘The Strange Experience of the Reverend Spencer Nairne', ‘The Renishaw Coffin', ‘The Butler in the Corridor', ‘The Telephone at the Oratory,' ‘Haunted Rooms:- The Strangling Woman; "Here I am Again!"; Head of a Child', ‘The Woman in White', ‘Prophetic and Other Dreams:- The Corpse Downstairs; The Murderer's Dream; The Mad Butler; Lady Goring's Dream; The Sexton of Chilton Polden; The Last Appearance of Mr. Bullock; The Corpse that Rose', ‘The Footsteps at Haverholme Priory', ‘Mr. Dundas's Stories:- "I will pay you all to-morrow'; The Haunted Bungalow', Apparitions:- The Monk of Bolton Abbey; The Gentleman with the Latch-key; The Bordeaux Diligence; The Appearance of Mr. Birkbeck', ‘The Vampire Cat', ‘Lord Lytton and a Horoscope', ‘Colonel P's Ghost Story.

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LINDSAY (David). A voyage to Arcturus. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1920. Blank before half-title; 8pp. publisher's inserted catalogue, undated, at end; red ‘watered' effect cloth, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; lower edges uncut. Light marking of covers, and slight fading of spine; otherwise a very nice copy.

Currey, p.312; Locke, ‘Spectrum', pp.140-141. The first issue. One of about 750 copies thus.

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LINDSAY (David). A voyage to Arcturus. With a note by E.H. Visiak. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1946. Double cr.16mo; bright blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt up spine. Spine slightly faded; otherwise a very nice copy.

First edition with this introduction of a book originally published in 1920.

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LINDSAY (David). The Violet Apple. Introduction by J.B. Pick. Sidgwick & Jackson, 1978. Narrow double cr.16mo, perfect bound; two blanks at end; pale blue green boards, blocked and lettered pale metallic violet down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition. Originally published in America in 1976.

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LINKLATER (Eric). A spell For old bones. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, 1949. Pp.[iv]+223+[i (blank)]; mpttled milky coffee coloured cloth, blocked and lettered scarlet on spine; lower edges uncut. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Fantasy. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'.

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LONDON (Jack). The Faith of Men And Other Stories. William Heinemann, 1904. Advertisement leaf before half-title; blank at end; pp.[viii]+246+[ii]; mottled red-brown rough buckram, blocked with publisher's initials device blind on back cover, blocked gilt, blocked and lettered black, on front cover, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine. Covers darkened by damp, and pastedowns damp-stained; light foxing of first and last three leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

Blanck, 11878 refers. Published roughly simultaneously with the American edition (evidence both ways suggesting that it may have appeared a day earlier than the American edition, or up to three weeks later). This title not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'. Eight short stories, the first, ‘A Relic of the Pliocene', concerning the hunting of a mammoth.

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LONDON (Jack). The red one. Mills & Boon, Limited, 49 Rupert Street, 1919. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; light dull blue fine linen grain cloth, ruled blind on front cover, lettered black on spine. Spine badly faded, sides patchily so; a very little scattered foxing; otherwise a very nice copy.

The correct first edition, with ‘Published 1919' on verso of title page, and this title with the words ‘6s. net' heading the list of titles on the verso of the half-title leaf. Locke, ‘Spectrum', p.142, noting the proneness of the cloth to fade.

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LONGSTAFFE (John Lawrence). A modern Orson: A story of misadventure. George Allen & Sons, 1907. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; vertical fine dotted line ribbed red cloth, lettered gilt within round cornered gilt ruled boxes on front cover and spine. Spine just a trifle faded, otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Locke.

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LOVECRAFT (H.P.). The haunter of The dark And Other Tales of Horror. Edited, and with an Introduction By August Derleth. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1951. Lge 16mo; orange cloth lettered black on spine. A few small faded spots on covers; otherwise a nice copy in torn and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

First edition under this title, and first English edition. Currey, p.323; Jack Laurence Chalker, 1966 bibliography, 24: includes ten of the fourteen pieces from the 1945 American volume The Best Supernatural Stories of H.P. Lovecraft.

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LOVECRAFT (H.P.). The case of Charles Dexter Ward. A Novel. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1951. Lge.16mo; red cloth lettered black on spine. Slight fading of spine and top edge of front cover; crease in front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy.

First English edition, and first separate publication of a title that first appeared in America in the 1943 volume Beyond the Wall of Sleep. Currey, p.321; Chalker, 1966 bibliography, 25.

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LOVECRAFT (H.P.). First writings Pawtuxet Valley Gleaner 1906. Edited by Marc A. Michaud. Foreword by Ramsey Campbell. Necronomicon Press, 1976. Quarto sheets, wire stabbed, printed on rectos only; yellow wrappers, front wrapper printed in black. Very nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 500 numbered copies. Currey, p.327.

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MACDONALD (George). The portent And other stories. Centenary Edition, [no place, no publisher], 1824 - 1924. Cancel title and half-title, a tipped-in conjugate pair; pp.xii+275+[i (A.C. Fifield advertisements)]; white buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on back cover, ruled gilt, blocked with facsimile of the author's bookplate, brown, on recessed panel, on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Cloth of spine and top-edge of back cover lightly embrowned; prelims. foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy from the author's son, novelist Greville MacDonald, who very possibly edited the volume, bearing his eight word holograph inscription on the front end-paper above a later presentation inscription from the recipient. The advertisements are for George MacDonald titles published ‘London: A.C. Fifield, 44 Fleet Street, E.C.' and suggest the probability that these are left-over sheets of the 1909 Fifield edition supplied with cancel prelims. for the centenary. Copies of the Centenary Edition usually seen bear the imprint of George Allen and are bound in a somewhat plainer white or, more usually, red cloth: which may suggest that the present copy was an experiment put together for Greville MacDonald in order to help him float the idea. In our experience, the Centenary Edition in any form is rather scarce. ‘The Portent: a story of the inner vision of the highlanders, commonly called The Second Sight' was originally published by itself in 1864. The ‘other stories' here added are: ‘The Cruel Painter' (a rationalised vampire story), ‘The Castle: a parable', ‘The Wow o'Rivven', ‘The Broken Swords', ‘The Gray Wolf', and ‘Uncle Cornelius his Story'. Locke, ‘Spectrum', p.146, listing this copy.

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MACDONALD (George). Lilith: A romance By George Macdonald Author of "Phantastes". With introductory key, a paraphrase Of an earlier manuscript-version, And explanation of notes By Greville Macdonald M.D. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., Ruskin House, 40 Museum Street, W.C.1, 1924. Wood-engraved frontispiece by F.D. Bedford; pp.xx+396; deep red linen, ruled blind, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Some very light pencilled scoring, and one marginal correction (v. note); nonetheless a virtually fine copy.

Issued as a volume in the Centenary Edition, edited by the author's novelist son. An important edition, printing for the first time (by way of an appendix) a ‘paraphrase' of the earlier (1890) ms. version, with quotations of notable passages and elucidations of the text. The editor's own copy, with his bookplate (similar to his father's) on the front paste-down. The pencilled correction, and presumably the scoring, are in his hand. Shaberman, 97; Locke, ‘Spectrum', II, p.145, listing this copy, and I, p.146, the first edition, of which he notes "A fantasy which utilises the concept of co-existent universes. . . . ‘Phantastes' . . . and ‘Lilith' are generally regarded as classics of 19th Century fantastic literature."

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MACHEN (Arthur). The Hill of Dreams. Frontispiece by S.H. Sime. E. Grant Richards, 1907. Sepiatone frontispiece with tissue guard; integral advertisement leaf at end; dark red buckram lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Gilt of spine imprint dulled; a little scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Goldstone & Sweetser, 12a; Danielson, p.38 et seq.; Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.147, describing the cloth colour as ‘brown' (which probably means that his copy had faded). The first issue, of at least eight. Apparently the author's own copy, bearing his signature on the front end-paper, and below it the curious inscription in his holograph: ‘Grey's [sic] Inn: 19 [crossed through] 1895-1897'. Reference to Machen's autobiographical note in Danielson (pp.40-1) reveals that the book was originally drafted between those dates whilst the author was living in Gray's Inn. Inconclusive, we admit, as evidence of ownership, but it is difficult to imagine Machen writing so cryptic an inscription in anyone else's book, without troubling to add a further word or two of explanation, though as a personal aide-memoire it would serve well enough.

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MACHEN (Arthur). The Hill of Dreams. Frontispiece by S.H. Sime. E. Grant Richards, 1907. Sepiatone frontispiece with tissue guard; integral advertisement leaf at end; dark red buckram lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Spine very slightly faded; very light foxing of prelims., excluding frontispiece; otherwise a fine copy.

Danielson, p.38; Goldstone & Sweetser, p.32. The first issue, in cloth of the correct colour and texture, with uncut edges, and with the publisher's imprint on the spine in two lines, but a variant in which the imprint reads ‘Grant/Richards, not E. Grant/Richards as called for by both Danielson and by Goldstone & Sweetser. Possibly a later state of the first issue.

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MACHEN (Arthur). Far Off Things. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1923. Portrait frontispiece; title-page printed in red and black; final blank; yellow buckram, paper spine label printed in green; t.e. blue, others uncut; end-papers printed in yellow and green. Label rubbed and dusty, end-papers cracked; otherwise a very nice copy.

Goldstone & Sweetser, 20d. First American edition printed in America, and the first edition with this portrait.

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MACHEN (Arthur). Dog and duck. A London calendar Et cetera. Jonathan Cape, Eleven Gower Street, 1924. Limitation leaf precedes half-title; quarter gold cloth, blue batik boards, white labels printed in blue and black on front cover and spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Spine label darkened, and gold on spine a little rubbed and dulled; very slight foxing of end-papers; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an issue limited to 150 copies numbered and signed by the author. Goldstone & Sweetser, 26d.

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McINTOSH (J.T. [i.e., James Murdoch Macgregor].). Time For a change. Michael Joseph, 1967. Black boards lettered down spine and blocked with publisher's device in silver. Corners a little bruised, otherwise a near-fine copy in a very slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Currey, p.432.

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McINTYRE (Vonda N.). The exile waiting. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1976. Double cr.16mo; red boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in very slightly marked dust-wrapper.

Currey, p.345. First English edition, but differing textually from the American edition, which was published in 1975.

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MAETERLINCK (Maurice). The Magic of the stars. Translated by Alfred Sutro. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1930. Blank before half-title; advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; olive green fine linen grain cloth lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Non-fiction.

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MAINE (Charles Eric [i.e., David McIlwain]). The Tide went out. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1958. Sm.cr.8vo; advertisement leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.190+[ii]; lime green cloth textured boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Gilt oxydised to brown, otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

From the library of Dr. Anthony R. Michaelis (editor of ‘Discovery'), and bearing his small book-label on the front end-paper. Nuclear disaster novel. Currey, p.344.

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MAINE (Charles Eric [i.e., David McIlwain]). The Random Factor. Hodder and Stoughton, 1971. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; blank at end; pp.[ii]+187+[iii]; charcoal boards blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in very slightly scuffed dust-wrapper.

Currey, p.344.

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