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.

MANHOOD (H.A.). Nightseed. Tales. Jonathan Cape, 1928. Light blue green cloth patterned over-all dark green, lettered and blocked gilt on spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Very slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper strengthened on verso. Scarce thus.

The author's first book.

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MANHOOD (H.A.). Bread And Vinegar. The White Owl Press, 1931. Demy 8vo, printed in half-sheets; two blanks and limitation leaf precede half-title; frontispiece by Rowland Hilder, printed on old cream paper, tipped on to verso of half-title; advertisement leaf folowed by blank at end; imprint on recto of back free end-paper; bevelled natural coarse linen blocked and lettered blue on front cover, lettered blue up spine; t.e. dark blue grey, others uncut. Covers a little marked, back end-papers damp-stained; otherwise a very good copy.

Of a total edition of 205 copies numbered and signed by the author, this is one of 185 printed on textured mould-made paper.

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MARSH (Carl). And wars Shall cease. The Broadway Publishing Co., 177 Fleet Street, 1939. Leaf bearing five line verse and conjugate frontispiece, on imitation art paper, follow half-title; dull light blue buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Nice copy in badly chipped and torn dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription, dated August 1962, on front end-paper. A four-page leaflet advertising the volume, and including a portrait of the author, is loosely laid in. Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.151. Novel of the future, combining advanced scientific technology with advanced metaphysical phenomena.

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MARSH (Richard). A metamorphosis. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, 1903. Initial blank and half-title not called for in this issue; title and Contents leaves both single insets, the former apparently a cancel, being a quarter of an inch shorter than the average of the rest; printer's imprint leaf, blank on verso, followed by publisher's inserted 40pp. Catalogue at end, dated October 1908; pp.[v]-viii+394+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed scarlet cloth, lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on front cover and spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut; three publisher's 4pp. advertising flyers (for ‘Methuen's Popular Novels', dated Spring 1909, and printed in red and black; for ‘The Story of Virginia Perfect' by Peggy Webling; and for ‘Barbary Sheep' by Robert Hichens, as ‘Ready in July'), loosely laid-in between front end-papers as issued. Some foxing of top- and fore- edges; small thinned patch below date at extreme tail of title-page (v. note); otherwise a very nice copy.

We would guess the third issue: the first having probably a blank and half-title with advertisements on verso before the title-page; the second having these excised to remove the redundant advertisements and a cancel title-page with either the words ‘Second Edition' or ‘Colonial Edition' imprinted on the title-page below the date, and the third with the 1908/9 advertisements here present, all issues being dated 1903. The slightly thinned patch below the date certainly betokens an erasure of some kind: if of ‘Second Edition', it was almost certainly done by some fraudulent owner wishing to pass it off as a first issue; if of ‘Colonial Edition', then almost certainly by the publisher, redirecting unsold sheets to the domestic market. In either case this issue must be scarce: this title does not appear either in the 1908 Catalogue or the 1909 flyer except as a large-format paperback priced 6d. Nor is it listed as a re-issue or new edition in the ‘English Catalogue of Books'. One can only conclude that the number of copies still on hand was too small to make it worth a free advertisement. The binding would appear to be correct for the English first edition. In this copy the following errata have been noted: p.138, l.9, ‘none' for ‘gone'; p.179, l.26, ‘-' lacking at end of line; p.184, l.21, ‘yours' for ‘yours''; p.301, l.4, ‘conscious-' for ‘conscience-'; and p.332, l.9, ‘-dam' for ‘-damn'. A criminous adventure story involving murder, attempted murder, suicide, arson, kidnapping, sharping, marooning, confidence trickery, etc., set variously in London, Paris, Rouen, aboard ship, on an uninhabited volcanic island possibly off South America, and at other places, but turning ultimately upon telepathic communication. Marsh seems to have attempted when planning this volume to have tried to see how many different plots he could work into a single book! Very readable and good fun, nonetheless. Hubin, p.283 listing this title as of undetermined status - though as suggested above, it should certainly be included; not in Sadleir; this title not in not in Locke's ‘Spectrum' or Wolff.

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MARSH (Richard). The magnetic girl. By Richard Marsh Author of "The Beetle," "Curios: Some Strange Adventures of Two Bachelors," "Ada Vernham, Actress," "Mrs. Musgrave and Her Husband," "The Twickenham Peerage," etc. London, John Long, 13 and 14 Norris Street, Haymarket, 1903. Post 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[ii]+283+[i (blank)]; publisher's 32pp. Catalogue dated March 1903 (and advertising this title as ‘Shortly') bound in at end; scarlet buckram blocked black and white, lettered black and black-outlined white, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Small neat repair to cloth at tail of spine; poor quality paper showing some marginal embrowning throughout; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

A fantasy reversing the story of Cinderella: in which a plain girl with four beautiful sisters and a beautiful mother wishes she could become fascinating to men - and what became of her when the wish was granted for a day. A very amusing book, and one of the odder spins-off of the New Woman novel. In this copy the following errata and typographical flaws have been noted (state or issue significance, if any, unknown): p.66, l.4, raised ‘e' at end of line; p.68, l.17, broken ‘n' in ‘meant'; p.205, l.24, ‘yonng' for ‘young'; p.211, l.7, ‘otber' for ‘other'; p.213, three risen quads in last line; p.239, ‘I' lacking at end of line; p.270, l.16, ‘promonitory' for ‘premonitory'.

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MARSH (Richard). A spoiler of men. London, Chatto & Windus, 1905. Leaf blank but for signature mar ‘a' on recto precedes half-title; title-page printed in cerise and black; leaf blank but for publisher's woodcut device on recto followed by 4pp. integral advertisements and publisher's inserted 32pp. undated Catalogue at end, listing this title as ‘Shortly'; pp.[2]+vi+306+[ii]+4; very dark green fine buckram lettered and pictorially blocked light yellow green on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., lower-edges uncut. Barely perceptible fading of cloth on front cover; a little very light foxing, mostly of fore-edges; poor quality paper of Catalogue lightly embrowned; nonetheless a nice copy. Scarce.

A drug that turns men and women into zombies, highly praised in contemporary reviews: "Mr. Marsh made a reputation with ‘The Beetle'; he has done nothing so good since, but perhaps . . . his new story is the next best thing." - Standard. "‘A Spoiler of Men' is as good as ‘The Beetle', and when one has said so much it is difficult to find higher praise." - Morning Post. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'.

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MARSH (Richard). A spoiler of men. A new edition. London, Chatto & Windus, 1906. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; title-page printed wholly in black; leaf blank but for publisher's woodcut device on recto followed by 4pp. integral advertisements and publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end, dated ‘Jan. 1915'; pp.[2]+vi+306+[ii]+4; very dark green fine buckram lettered and pictorially blocked light khaki on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Poor quality gilt dull on spine; poor quality paper of Catalogue lightly embrowned; nonetheless a very nice copy. Scarce.

The second edition of a book published originally in 1905, but a late issue as is shown by the Catalogue. Differs from the first edition in respect of a slight difference in the colour of the cover blocking, the lack of gilt top-edges, the lower-edges being rough-trimmed rather than uncut, the fact that the title-page is printed in black only rather than cerise and black, and the date of the catalogue. The story of a drug that turns men and women into zombies, highly praised in contemporary reviews: "Mr. Marsh made a reputation with ‘The Beetle'; he has done nothing so good since, but perhaps . . . his new story is the next best thing." - Standard. "‘A Spoiler of Men' is as good as ‘The Beetle', and when one has said so much it is difficult to find higher praise." - Morning Post. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'.

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MARTIN (Peter). Summer in Three thousand. Not a prophecy - A parable. Quality Press Ltd, Publishers, 18 Adam Street, Adelphi, London WC2, 1946. Orange cloth ruled and lettered black on spine. Covers damp-stained, and front free end-paper a little chipped; poor quality paper lightly embrowned throughout; a good copy.

Locke, Spectrum, p.152.

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MASON (Douglas R.). The omega worm. Robert Hale & Company, 1976. Lge 16mo; black boards blocked with publisher's device and lettered silver down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Currey, p.355.

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MASTIN (John). The immortal Light. Charles Griffin & Company, Ltd., Exeter Street, Strand, N.D. [1907]. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; map frontis- piece printed in red and black; light blue green cloth ruled black on spine, lettered black on front cover and spine. Extremely fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Third issue, with cancel prelims. dating from c.1907 (the volume having been issued originally by Cassell), and with the imprint ‘Selfridge' on dust-wrapper and spine, dating this issue from the 1930s.

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MAUGHAM (Robin). The 1946 Ms. War Facts Press, 1943. Cream wrappers printed in red and black; the last 3pp. and the back wrapper carry advertisements; wire-stitched. Very poor quality war-time paper a little embrowned at edges; short tear in one blank lower margin; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Novelette of the future and of a dictatorship in Britain. Locke, p.153. Maugham's first book.

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MAURICE (Michael). Not in Our Stars. T. Fisher Unwin Ltd., 1923. Post 8vo; series title, half-title with advertisements on verso, and advertisement leaf, precede title-page, these all printed in black and red; midnight blue fine linen grain cloth, ruled blind, ruled, blocked and lettered pale blue, on front cover and spine; t.e. dark blue. Spine a litle faded, and showing slight wear at head and tail; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's initialled holograph inscription, dated ‘May. 2. 1923', on the front end-paper. Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.153, stating that May 2nd was the scheduled date of publication. Novel of a man with an intermittant ability to see scenes of the future, and of the effect of a large meteor on the ordered scheme of things. Issued as volume 45 in ‘The First Novel Library'.

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MEAD (Harold). The Bright Phoenix. Michael Joseph, 1955. Lge.16mo; black boards ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device white on spine. Very nice copy.

A volume in the series Novels of Tomorrow, published under the general editorship of Clemence Dane.

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MEAD (Harold). Mary's Country. Michael Joseph, 1957. Lge.16mo; black boards ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device white on spine. Fine.

A volume in the series Novels of Tomorrow, published under the general editorship of Clemence Dane.

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MERRIL (Judith). Shadow On the Hearth. Sidgwick and Jackson, 1953. Lge.16mo; red boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Slight foxing of edges, but a very nice copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

First English edition, preceding that listed by Currey by thirteen years.

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MIDDLETON (Richard). The Ghost Ship & other stories. With an Introduction by Arthur Machen. T. Fisher Unwin, Adelphi Terrace, 1912. Imprint leaf at end; blue dotted line ribbed linen grain blue cloth, ruled blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Spine very slightly faded; prelims. and last two leaves lightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Published posthumously. Machen's Introduction occupies pp.vii-xiv. A scarce volume not in Goldstone and Sweetser, nor in Locke.

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MITFORD (Bertram). The word of the Sorceress. Hutchinson & Co., 1902. Integral advertisement leaf at end; diagonally fine ribbed light cerise cloth, front cover ruled and lettered gilt, partly on white buckram onlay, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Slight fading of spine; light foxing of prelims.; otherwise a fine copy.

‘Sword and Sorcery' among the Zulu. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'.

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MONSARRAT (Nicholas). The time Before this. Cassell, 1962. Pink buckram lettered silver up spine; t.e. pink; brown end-papers. Tape mark on extreme fore-margin of front paste-down and on back board; label removed from front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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MOORCOCK (Michael). The stealer Of souls And other stories. Neville Spearman Ltd, 1963. Double cr.16mo, perfect bound; two blanks before half-title, two at end, all serving as end-papers; tangerine boards, blocked with publisher's device and lettered black down spine. Boards rubbed a little on lower edges, and front board flexion creased; tape marks on front paste-down; front free end-paper thinned and with small hole where label has been removed; some dusting and marking in text; a good copy only in slightly marked dust-wrapper designed by Guy Nicholls.

The author's own copy of his first book, bearing his signature on the title page, and two long notes by him, dated ‘18th Dec.1982', covering the recto and verso of the front free-end-paper, and most of the unprinted portion of the copyright page. The notes in part detail the history of this copy ("found amongst the debris of my old flat off Ladbroke Grove. Not much else survived."), in part deal with the publishing history of the volume and with matters bibliographical ("sales were so bad all rights reverted to me"), and in part serve to record the author's more recent opinion of its qualities ("I'm still fond of this book, for all its crudenesses and so on"). Moorcock's two notes occupy in all some forty lines. Currey, p.373. The first issue binding, later copies being bound in green.

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MOORCOCK (Michael). The stealer Of souls And other stories. Neville Spearman Ltd, 1963. Double cr.16mo, perfect bound; two blanks before half-title, two at end, all serving as end-papers; tangerine boards, blocked with publisher's device and lettered black down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper designed by Guy Nicholls.

Presentation copy to Barrington J. Bayley with the author's affectionate holograph presentation inscription, signed ‘Mike' on the front end-paper, together with a further fourteen line note, referring to one of the stories, ‘Kings in Darkness'. Currey, p.373. The first issue binding, later copies being bound in green. The author's first book.

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MOORCOCK (Michael). Phoenix in Obsidian. Being the Second Book of The Eternal Champion. A Mayflower Paperback, 1970. Final page advertisements; glazed wrappers printed in full colour. Near-fine.

Currey, p.371.

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MOORCOCK (Michael). Elric of Melnibone. Hutchinson of London, 1972. Double cr.16mo; blue boards, blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt down spine; grey end-papers printed with map in black. One leaf creased and frayed at corner, probably on account of an original folding fault; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Signed by the author, and with a sixteen line inscription in his holograph, again signed, and dated by him ‘6th April 1982', on recto and verso of title-page, referring to the volume, and giving his own more recent opinion of it ("it's in some ways my own favourite of the Elric books - perhaps because I had the chance to develop his character a bit more...."). Review copy (sent to Moorcock as editor of ‘New Worlds'!), with the review slip giving the publication date as 4th Sept. 1972 loosely inserted. Currey, p.369. The American edition, which appeared later, under the title ‘The Dreaming City', had unauthorized textual changes.

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MOORCOCK (Michael). The Quest for Tanelorn. The Chronicles of Castle Brass: Being a sequel to the High History of the Runestaff of which this is the third and final volume. Mayflower, 1975. F'cap 8vo format, perfect bound; leaf bearing biographical note and tributes on recto, analytical index to the Champion Eternal books on verso, precedes title-page; half-title not called for; fly-titles to each of the three parts; leaf of publisher's advertisements at end; white glazed wrappers printed in colour, cut flush; issued without end-papers. Poor quality paper slightly embrowned at margins; spine slightly creased, and a little rubbed at edges; otherwise a nice copy.

Currey, p.372.

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MOORCOCK (Michael) and JAMES (Philip). The Distant Suns. Unicorn SF, Carmarthen, 1975. 4to; 3pp. integral advertisements at end; wrappers, printed in full colour. Fine copy.

Signed and inscribed by the author on the first page of text with a brief bibliographical note: ‘Originally commissioned by "The Illustrated Weekly of India". 2nd half is by Jim C. (who also co-wrote "Caribbean Crisis").' Philip James is a pseudonym of James Cawthorn. Currey, p.369.

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MOORCOCK (Michael) and JAMES (Philip). The Distant Suns. Unicorn SF, Carmarthen, 1975. 4to; 3pp. integral advertisements at end; wrappers, printed in full colour. Fine copy.

Presentation copy, signed by the author, and bearing his lengthy holograph inscription on first page of text, giving details of how the story was originally published ‘in about 24 parts' in "The Illustrated Weekly of India" c.1969. His further description of how the book came to be produced by Unicorn is, for legal reasons, untranscribable. ‘Philip James' is a pseudonym of James Cawthorn. ‘The second half is his'. Currey, p.369.

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MOORCOCK (Michael) and JAMES (Philip). The Distant Suns. Unicorn SF, Carmarthen, 1975. 4to; 3pp. integral advertisements at end; wrappers, printed in full colour. Fine copy.

Currey, p.369. Philip James is a pseudonym of James Cawthorn.

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MOORCOCK (Michael). The adventures of Una Persson And Catherine Cornelius In the twentieth century. A Romance. Quartet Books, 1976. Lge. narrow 16mo; leaf bearing blurb on recto and advertisement on verso precedes title-page; half-title not called for; deep lilac boards lettered silver down spine; bright mauve end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Currey, p.369. The first issue.

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MOORCOCK (Michael). [Cover title:] Epic Pooh. [On verso of title:] February 1978, The British Fantasy Society. One gathering A5 format 8vo, wire-stitched into light green wrappers, cut flush, printed in black; fly-title with publisher's Note precedes start of text; final page advertisements; numerous illustrations in text. Fine copy.

Issued in an edition limited to 500 copies as B.F.S. Booklet 4.

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MOORCOCK (Michael). The golden barge. A Fable. Introduced by M. John Harrison. Illustrated by James Cawthorn. Savoy, [Manchester,] 1979. Sq.double demy 16mo; leaf bearing portrait on recto precedes title; half-title not called for; numerous illustrations on text-paper; 6ll. publisher's advertisements, on text- paper, at end; pp.[i-xvi, unpaginated]+[19-198]+[xii, unpaginated]; white card wrappers laminated outside with differentially reflective multicoloured metallic foils and clear plastic glaze, cut flush; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Moorcock's first novel, written in 1958, but here first published. Includes an interesting Introduction by Moorcock, in addition to that by Harrison. Issued as a ‘Savoy Videoback'. The peculiar make-up of the volume appears to be correct: a half-title having evidently been allowed for by the printer in his calculation of the preliminary leaves, although in fact not included in the design. The present copy is entirely strong and sound, and has definitely suffered no loss.

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MOORCOCK (Michael). The War Hound And the World's Pain. A fable. Timescape Books, New York, 1981. Perfect bound galley proofs, printed on both sides, 10 3/4" x 6"; half-title not called for; double spread title-page, with vignette; yellow wrappers printed black on front wrapper. Minor production fault affecting blank verso of last leaf of text; otherwise virtually a fine copy.

Advance Uncorrected Proofs. With the author's signature, dated from New York, ‘October 1981', on title page, and presentation inscription: "To Charles,/Who probably understands/the implications of this/dedication more than/anyone./Cherio, you bastard./Mike" on dedication leaf. The Charles of the inscription is fellow author Charles Platt, one of the dedicatees of the volume.

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MOORCOCK (Michael). The War Hound And the World's Pain. A fable. Timescape Books, Distributed by Simon and Schuster, New York, 1981. Double demy 16mo; leaf bearing the words ‘Other Books by Michael Moorcock' on verso precedes leaf bearing list of books on recto, half double spread title-page on verso; vignette on second half of title-page; biographical note on verso of last leaf of text; quarter pale brown cloth, paler brown boards, lettered gilt down spine; brown and yellow head and tail bands. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Signed by the author on the title-page, and with lengthy holograph presentation inscription, dated ‘18th Dec. 1981', on front end-paper.

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MOORCOCK (Michael). The entropy Tango: a Comic Romance. Pictures by Romaine Slocombe. Lyrics by Michael Moorcock. The New English Library, 1981. Demy 8vo; first and last two leaves printed with illustrations on facing surfaces and serving as paste-downs; numerous illustrations in text; pp.[iv]+[153 (advertisements)]+[iii]; scarlet fine cloth textured boards, blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

A Jerry Cornelius novel.

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MOORCOCK (Michael). Byzantium Endures. Secker & Warburg, 1981. Double lge.post 16mo format, perfect bound; double-spread map, and one facsimile, on text-paper; light brown boards, lettered gilt on spine. Very nice copy in dust-wrapper.



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MOORCOCK (Michael). The Retreat From Liberty: The Erosion of Democracy in Today's Britain. A Bee in Bonnet Book From Zomba Books, 1983. Tall lge.post 8vo, 96pp. wire-stitched as a single gathering into plain white card wrappers. A fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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MOORCOCK (Michael). Wizardry and Wild romance: A study of epic fantasy. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1987. Double med.16mo; nine illustrations in text; pp.160; black beaded fine linen textured boards lettered down and on spine, gilt. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

An uncommon title.

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[MOORCOCK (Michael).]. Full-colour proof on textured paper of cover painting from an issue of Galaxy Science Fiction issued as a Souvenir of 14th W.S.F. Convention, on verso of which is typed the following: "Bob Lumley Inc. Annual General Meeting of World Representatives. . . . In which Mike J. Moorcock was elected as British Representative", etc. Signed by Moorcock and four of the five other ‘Representatives' named. A humorous document. Tape mark on top- and bottom- edges of verso, name and address written in lower corner of verso, one central fold, some dusting and marking, but generally good.



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MOTTRAM (R.H.). The Gentleman of leisure: A romance. Hutchinson & Co. (publishers), Ltd, London New York Melbourne Sydney Cape Town, N.D. [1949]. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.208; glazed scarlet fine linen patterned boards lettered black on spine. Inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a very nice copy in chipped, frayed, and lightly stained dust-wrapper.

A difficult title, possibly because it does not declare its status except on the dust-wrapper. It is difficult to believe that a book so shoddily bound could have been published at 9s. 6d. net! A fantasy: the second half of the novel being set in heaven. This title not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'.

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NARAYAN (R.K.). The Ramayana: a Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic By R.K. Narayan (Suggested by the Tamil Version of Kamban). London, Chatto & Windus, 1973. Demy 8vo; vignette on title-page, headpieces, end-papers, and dust-wrapper illustration by Narayan's brother, R.K. Laxman, after Indian temple sculpture; Glossary leaf, blank on recto, followed by blank at end; pp.[xvi]+171+[i (blank)]+[1]+[iii]; bright purple fine cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; yellow end-papers printed in purple. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition.

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NASH (Frank). The Enchanted Spectacles. Illustrated by Phyllis M. Wigfield. Humphrey Toulmin, 1931. Blank before half-title, final blank; frontispiece on verso of half-title, and numerous illustrations on text-paper; orange cloth lettered black on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's device black on spine. Spine very slightly faded; otherwise a fine copy.

Signed by the author on the front blank: ‘Frank A.W. Nash'. Juvenile fantasy involving time travel.

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NEWBOLT (Henry). Aladore. Illustrated in collotype from drawings by The Lady Hylton. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1914. Double imp.16mo, printed in half-sheets; limitation leaf before half-title; fifteen plates with tissue guards; publisher's full vellum, flat spine, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut; white silk head and tail bands and marker. One plate bound in upside-down; marker detached and frayed; otherwise a nice copy.

One of an issue limited to only 150 copies printed on hand-made paper, this copy being numbered and signed by the author. Sword and sorcery, in a style reminiscent of early Dunsany. A scarce volume, and not in Locke.

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NEWBOLT (Henry). Aladore. Illustrated in collotype from drawings by The Lady Hylton. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1914. Double imp.16mo, printed in half-sheets; blank before half-title; fifteen plates; quarter light brown buckram, darker brown board sides, blocked and lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine; t.e. burnished orange, others uncut. Fine copy.

Sword and sorcery, in a style reminiscent of early Dunsany. A scarce volume, and not in Locke.

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NICHOLS (Robert). Romances of idea, volume one. Fantastica: Being the smile of The Sphinx and other Tales of imagination. Chatto & Windus, 1923. Narrow cr.8vo; blank before half-title; red buckram marbled black over-all; grey spine label printed in cerise; spare label tipped in at end; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine slightly faded, otherwise a fine unopened copy.

Bleiler, p.209; Locke, p.166. Issued as the first volume in a proposed series which was never continued.

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NICHOLS (Robert). Romances of idea, volume one. Fantastica: Being the smile of The Sphinx and other Tales of imagination. Chatto & Windus, 1923. Narrow cr.8vo; blank before half-title; red buckram marbled black over-all; grey labels printed in cerise on spine and front cover; fore- and lower- edges uncut. A fine copy in chipped dust-wrapper.

Bleiler, p.209; Locke, p.166. Issued as the first volume in a proposed series which was never continued.

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NIVEN (Larry). A world Out of Time. A novel. Macdonald and Jane's, 1977. Cr.8vo format, perfect bound; two blanks at end; black boards, lettered silver down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition (v. Currey, p.387). Published in America in 1976.

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NORTON (Andre). Crosstime agent. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1975. Double cr.16mo; final blank; rich brown boards lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Currey, p.388. Issued ten years earlier in America under the title Quest Crosstime.

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NOY (John). The Pirate Airship. Illustrated by Howard Leigh. John Hamilton, Ltd., N.D. [1932]. Coloured frontispiece and four half-tone plates. Spine faded, and covers a little marked, but a near-fine copy internally.

SF

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O'DONNELL (Elliott). Haunted highways And byways. Eveleigh Nash, 1914. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.219+[i (printer's imprint)]+[iv]; mottled red rough buckram, embossed with rules and lettering, blind, on blind-pressed panel, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Gilt oxydised on spine, and slight fading of cloth; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Short stories. This title not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'.

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OLIVER (Douglas). The diagram poems. Ferry Press, [London,] 1979. F'cap folio, 28pp. unpaginated, wire-stitched; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; colophon leaf printed on recto only followed by blank at end; eight full-page diagrams in text; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Very nice copy.

One of an issue of 338 copies from a total edition of 350. The front cover design and diagrams are by David Chaloner, the cover photograph by Mike Russell.

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OLLIVANT (Alfred). To-morrow: A romance Of the future. Alston Rivers Ltd., 18, York Buildings, Adelphi, February 1927. Post 8vo; portrait frontispiece after R. Schwabe; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, dated 1926; light blue buckram, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Spine faded; light foxing of edges and first and last few leaves; otherwise a fine copy.

Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.169

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O'NEILL (Joseph). Land under England. With a foreword by A.E. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1935. Final blank; black cloth, lettered green on spine. Slight wear to cloth at corners, and vertical crease in spine; otherwise a nice copy.

Locke, p.169.

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ORWELL (George). Animal farm: A Fairy Story. Secker & Warburg, 1945. Two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; mid green cloth lettered white down spine. Spine faded, and enamel slightly defective; inscription (dated 24-8-45) on half-title page; otherwise a nice copy.



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PAIN (Barry [i.e., Eric Odell]). The one before. With eighty-seven illustrations by Tom Browne. Grant Richards, 1902. Frontispiece on text-paper, and numerous illustrations in the text; pp.xii+231+[i (blank)]; light crimson rough fine buckram, blocked pictorially black and white, lettered black and black-outlined white on front cover, lettered black on spine. Very nice copy.

This title not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'. A beautifully written and very amusing book, with a story involving the transference of personality. A pencilled ownership inscription on the front end-paper is dated ‘Aug/02.'. In this copy l.3, p.135, has the reading ‘that' for ‘than'; l.12, p.192, ‘possible' for ‘possibly'.

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PANGBORN (Edgar). The trial of Callista Blake. Peter Davies, 1962. Double cr.16mo; lilac boards lettered silver on spine, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Currey, p.398 lists the American edition as undated, but [1961]; Hubin, p.318 lists both the English and American editions as 1962. The present copy bears on the verso of the title-page the words: ‘Copyright (c) Edgar Pangborn 1961 / First published 1962', the earlier date conceivably referring either to a magazine appearance or a proof printing.

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PARGETER (Edith). By firelight. William Heinemann Ltd, 1948. Lge.16mo; blank before half-title; scarlet cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover. Extremely fine copy in pictorial dust-wrapper.

A novel involving witchcraft, time-slips, etc.

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PEAKE (Mervyn). Gormenghast. 1950, Eyre & Spottiswoode. Double demy 16mo; illustration on title-page; final blank; bright scarlet-vermilion rough buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered in real gold on spine. Fine copy.

Apparently a trial binding. Berkeley and Winnington, A9a refer, suggesting improbably that it may have been ‘a later unacknowledged reprint'. Not only is a later printing (or even binding batch) unlikely to have had a significantly more expensive binding than that of the original edition, but only the one copy in this binding has ever been reported.

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PEAKE (Mervyn). Gormenghast. 1950, Eyre & Spottiswoode. Double demy 16mo; illustration on title-page; final blank; salmon red cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy.

Berkeley and Winnington, A9a. Locke, p.173.

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PEAKE (Mervyn). Mr. Pye. With drawings By the author. William Heinemann Ltd, Melbourne :: London :: Toronto, 1953. Double cr.16mo; blank before half-title, two blanks at end; pp.[vi]+278+[iv]; numerous illustrations on text-paper; pale blue rough buckram, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine. Spine and edges of covers faded; otherwise a nice copy with the front flap of the dustwrapper (bearing the blurb) loosely laid in.

Berkeley and Winnington, A10a. Not in Locke.

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PEAKE (Mervyn). Peake's progress: Selected Writings and Drawings. Edited by Maeve Gilmore With an introduction by John Watney. Allen Lane, 1978 [i.e., January 1979]. Lge.double med 16mo; two blanks at front and back, serving as end-papers; leaf bearing publisher's symbol precedes title-page; half-title not called for; eight double-sided plates; numerous illustrations in text; pp.[iv]+576+[iv]; hammered dark burgundy fine cloth-textured boards, blocked with publisher's device and lettered silver and silver-shadowed silver-outlined silver on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Berkeley & Winnington, A22a. The first issue, the dust-wrapper having the original price of £8.50 net present on the corner of the front flap: in later issues this was cut away, and a sticker increasing the price to £10.00 was laid on.

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PEAKE (Mervyn). Peake's progress: Selected Writings and Drawings. Edited by Maeve Gilmore With an introduction by John Watney. Allen Lane, 1978 [i.e., January 1979]. Lge.double med 16mo; two blanks at front and back, serving as end-papers; leaf bearing publisher's symbol precedes title-page; half-title not called for; eight double-sided plates; numerous illustrations in text; pp.[iv]+576+[iv]; hammered dark burgundy fine cloth-textured boards, blocked with publisher's device and lettered silver and silver-shadowed silver-outlined silver on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Berkeley & Winnington, A22a, but a later issue, the dust-wrapper having the price cut from the corner of the front flap, and a sticker increasing the price to £10.00 laid on.

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PEMBERTON (Max). Pro patriâ. Illustrated by A. Forestier. London, Ward, Lock and Co Limited, New York and Melbourne, 1901. Extra cr.8vo; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and fourteen plates; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.316+[ii]; lighter and darker red streaked fine rough buckram, blocked white and green on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers faced black. Lightly marginal embrowning throughout; otherwise a nice copy.

The first issue, later copies being in smaller format, with all edges trimmed, vertically ribbed blue cloth differently blocked and lettered, and with white laid-paper end-papers. An adventure story involving the foiling of a plot by the French to invade England by means of a tunnel bored under the English Channel. Hubin, p.322, listing this title as of undetermined status: it is probably as much a crime novel as ‘The Thirty-Nine Steps' or ‘The Riddle of the Sands' is - but qualifies as science fiction because of the construction of the tunnel. This title not in Locke's ‘Spectrum' or Wolff. There is no list of illustrations, but they are marked to face pp.66, 71, 96, 132, 141, 153, 179, 194, 200, 206, 232, 241, 248, and 262, and are here so tipped in.

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PEMBERTON (Max). Pro patriâ. Illustrated by A. Forestier. London, Ward, Lock and Co Limited, New York and Melbourne, 1901. Sm.cr.8vo; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and fourteen plates; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.316+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed dark blue cloth ruled and blocked blind, with pressed out blind panel bordered with gilt rules, and lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; laid-paper end-papers. End-papers lightly embrowned; tissue guard foxed; a couple of very light fox-spots on fore-edges; otherwise a fine crisp copy.

The second issue, the first being in larger format, with untrimmed edges, in red cloth differently blocked and lettered, and with end-papers faced black. An adventure story involving the foiling of a plot by the French to invade England by means of a tunnel bored under the English Channel. Hubin, p.322, listing this title as of undetermined status: it is probably as much a crime novel as ‘The Thirty-Nine Steps' or ‘The Riddle of the Sands' is - but qualifies as science fiction because of the construction of the tunnel. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'. There is no list of illustrations, but they are marked to face pp.66, 71, 96, 132, 141, 153, 179, 194, 200, 206, 232, 241, 248, and 262, and are here so tipped in.

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PENDERED (Mary L.). The secret of the Dragon: A romance ancient and modern. Harper & Brothers, 45 Albemarle Street, W., 1911. Final page advert- isements; dark blue cloth, lettered light blue, blocked light blue and black on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Nice copy.

Presentation copy with the author's signed holograph inscription on the front end-paper. A novel drawing upon occult lore. Not in Locke.

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PHILLPOTTS (Eden). The Striking hours. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, 1901. Frontispiece with tissue guard; pp.[viii]+304; 48pp. publisher's catalogue at end, dated July 1901; vertically ribbed red cloth lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on front cover and spine. Small ink-spot on spine; edges, end-papers, and early leaves foxed; a good copy nonetheless of an uncommon title.

The first issue, copies also being known with the catalogue dated October. According to ‘The English Catalogue of Books' the volume was published in August. Short stories, including some fantasy. Hinton, p.25.

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PHILLPOTTS (Eden). Fancy free. With eight illustrations. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street, 1901. Frontispiece, and seven plates, by various artists; imprint leaf, followed by 48pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end, dated October 1901; red coarse buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed. Spine a little darkened; some foxing, chiefly of edges and margins; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Hinton, p.26. Locke, p.175. One of 3,000 copies. Poems and short stories, including parodies and pastiches. Some fantasy and science fiction. Illustrators include S.H. Sime, Rene Bull, and Cecil Aldin.

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PHILLPOTTS (Eden). The girl and the faun. Illustrated by Frnk [sic] Brangwyn. Published by Cecil Palmer & Hayward, London in the Year 1916 of the Great War. Double cr.8vo; blank before half-title; full colour frontispiece, and three plates, all with tissue guards; illustrated title-page, and large decorative borders to the text leaves, printed in pale brown; leaf bearing copyright notice, Contents leaf, and leaf bearing List of Illustrations, follow title-page; two integral advertisement leaves (printed only on facing surfaces), followed by leaf bearing imprint on verso, at end; rich brown fine herring-bone grain cloth, blocked and lettered dark blue on front cover with a design by Brangwyn, lettered within ruled box, all dark blue, on spine, and with buff paper label printed in dark blue with a design and lettering by Brangwyn; t.e. brown, fore- and lower- edges uncut; pale brown end-papers. Very slight embrowning of extreme margins throughout, but a nice copy.

Hinton, p.83: the first issue. Not in Locke. A total of 1,500 copies was printed at The Morland Press.

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PHILLPOTTS (Eden). The treasures of Typhon. Grant Richards Ltd., 1924. Light blue-grey cloth lettered black on spine and front cover; lower-edges uncut. Covers used; back paste-down chipped: a good working copy.

Hinton, p.18; Locke, Spectrum, p.177. One of 1,000 copies.

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PHILLPOTTS (Eden). A Voice From the Dark. Hutchinson & Co., N.D. [1925]. Sm.cr.8vo; publisher's inserted 48pp. catalogue at end, dated Spring, 1925; cerise linen-grain cloth, ruled and panelled blind, lettered black, on front cover and spine, ruled black on spine. Nice copy.

Hinton, p.123. With the mis-print ‘DISSAPOINTMENT' noted by Hinton in the headline to p.105. 5,000 copies were published. A ghost-story. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'.

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PHILLPOTTS (Eden). Arachne. Faber & Gwyer, 1927. Blank before half-title; green rough cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. green, others uncut. Near fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Hinton p.138; Locke, Spectrum, p.175.

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PHILLPOTTS (Eden). Alcyone (A fairy story). Ernest Benn Limited, 1930. Med.8vo; final blank; quarter dark blue-green cloth, ruled gilt on spine, natural calf spine-label lettered gilt, hammered cream boards; t.e.g., others uncut; green and white headband; dark blue green silk marker; text-paper end-papers. Slight general wear to covers; front end-papers slightly cracked; otherwise nice.

One of an edition limited to 60 numbered copies, signed by the Author, and printed on J. Barcham Green's Charles I Hand-Made Paper. Hinton, p.154 refers to this edition but does not describe it, erroneously giving the number of copies as fifty, that being the number in fact offered for sale. Locke, p.175, describing the cloth colour as ‘blue'.

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PHILLPOTTS (Eden). Lycanthrope: The Mystery Of Sir William Wolf. New York, 1938, The Macmillan Company. Grey cloth blocked and lettered puce and dark green on front cover and spine; t.e. puce. Slight fading of spine; paste-downs stained, apparently owing to paste action; otherwise a very nice copy.

Presentation copy inscribed on front end-paper: ‘To/my dear Leslie/with every good wish for Christmas/& New Year/Eden Phillpotts' and with further inscription: ‘To Kenneth from the above Leslie'.

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PHILLPOTTS (Eden). Address unknown. Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd, N.D. [1949]. Blank before half-title, blank at end; glazed scarlet boards lettered black on spine. Very small faded patch at head of spine, otherwise a fine copy in a slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Locke, p.175. The second issue.

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PHILLPOTTS (Eden). The Hidden hand. Hutchinson, Stratford Place, 1952. Sm.cr.8vo; deep pink linen-paterned boards, lettered black on spine. Fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Dartmoor stories involving white magic. This title not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'.

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PLATT (Charles). Twilight Of the City. A novel of the near future. Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., New York, 1977. Wide lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; black boards lettered red and silver down spine, blocked with ISBN number red on back cover. Very nice copy in dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy to fellow author Mike Moorcock, with Platt's signed inscription on the half-title page: "To Mike and Jill/ July 26 1977".

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POHL (Frederik). Jem: The Making of a Utopia. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1979. Double cr.16mo; two blanks at end; red boards lettered gilt down spine.

Variant binding with the ‘BCA' monogram on the spine instead of the Gollancz imprint.

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PRIEST (Christopher). The space machine: A Scientific Romance. Faber and Faber, 3 Queen Square, London, 1976. Extra double cr.16mo; blank precedes half-title; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; pp.363+[v]; old rose cloth-textured boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Very light foxing of top edges; otherwise a virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy with affectionate fifteen word signed holograph inscription dated ‘9/4/76' on front end-paper. Currey, p.412

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PRIEST (Christopher). An Infinite Summer. Faber and Faber, 1979. Double cr.16mo; dull blue boards lettered silver down spine; light cream end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper scratched and with minute hole on back panel.

Signed by the author on the title-page.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). The Doomsday men: An adventure. William Heinemann Ltd, 1938. Dark blue buckram, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with map in black and red. Foxing of top-edges; marginal foxing of last few leaves; bookplate, designed by Robert Gibbings, on blank lower portion of half-title page; unobtrusive rubber stamps, apparently of private library (receipt date: ‘25 Jul 1938', and catalogue reference) on verso of back end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

A slip bearing the author's signature has been laid on to the title-page. The English issue: the sheets bulk 26.5mm scant. Locke, p.178.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). The Doomsday men: An adventure. William Heinemann Ltd, 1938. Orange patterned sand grain cloth blocked black on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine. Edges and half-title lightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The sheets bulk 25mm scant. This issue was printed for the Colonial market, and sold off to Boots on account of the war. The dust-wrapper bears a price reduction sticker. Locke, p.178.

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PRIESTLEY (J.B.). The Other place And other stories Of the same sort. William Heinemann Ltd, 1953. Lge.16mo; grass green cloth lettered and blocked black on spine and front cover, ruled black on spine. Some fading of covers, otherwise an extremely fine copy in dust-wrapper of a difficult title.

The remainder issue, bound up for sale by Boots.

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QUILLER-COUCH (A.T.). The Laird's Luck And other Fireside Tales. London, Cassell and Company, Limited, 1901. Blank before half-title; blank, followed by 8pp. publisher's fiction advertisements on text-paper, dated ‘8-01', and 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue dated ‘6G-8.01'; scarlet unglazed coarse linen, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram device pattern in grey. End-papers lightly foxed on backs, with offsetting onto front blank; otherwise a fine, crisp, copy of a difficult title.

Includes ghost stories.

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QUILLER-COUCH (A.T.). All Rights Reserved. Two Sides of the Face: Midwinter tales. Bristol, J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Company Limited, 1903. Title-page printed in lilac, scarlet, and black, on text paper, but tipped onto a stub; vertically ribbed scarlet cloth lettered gilt with gilt ruled panels on spine and front cover. Spine slightly faded, and very slight damp-mottling of back cover; some light scattered foxing; in general a very nice copy, nonetheless, of a scarce title.



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QUILLER-COUCH (A.T.). All Rights Reserved. Two Sides of the Face: Midwinter tales. Bristol, J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Company Limited, 1903. Title-page printed in lilac, scarlet, and black; vertically ribbed scarlet cloth lettered gilt with gilt ruled panels on spine and front cover. Spine very slightly faded; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce title.

Includes ghost stories. Second state of text, with the title-page integral rather than being tipped onto a stub, but the first binding, and probable first issue: later copies being in green buckram.

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QUILLER-COUCH (A.T.). All Rights Reserved. Two Sides of the Face: Midwinter tales. Bristol, J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Company Limited, 1903. Title-page printed in lilac, scarlet, and black; olive green buckram, blocked and lettered black on front cover and spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Spine slightly faded; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

Second state of text, with the title-page integral instead of tipped on to a stub, and in the secondary binding.

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