Literary Criticism, Academic Texts, etc... All books first editions in dust-wrapper unless otherwise stated.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS Lit.Crit. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File N: Literary Criticism, Academic Texts, etc... All books first editions in dust-wrapper unless otherwise stated.

AITKEN (Hannah). A forgotten Heritage: Original Folk Tales of Lowland Scotland. Edited by Hannah Aitken. Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh and London, 1973. Demy 8vo; half-tone frontispiece on verso of half-title; other illustrations in text; final blank; pp.xiv+168+[ii]; scarlet cloth-textured boards, panelled black, blocked and lettered gilt, down spine.



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[ALCOTT (Louisa May). Behind a Mask: The Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott. Edited and with an Introduction by Madeleine Stern. Quill, New York, 1984. Lge.med.8vo format, perfect bound; pp.xxxviii+[278]+[ii (blank)]; portrait frontispiece other illustrations and facsimiles on text-paper; glazed card wrappers, cut flush; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper.

First Quill edition. Originally published in 1975.

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ALLAIS (Alphonse). A Wolff in Frog's Clothing: The Best of Alphonse Allais Selected, translated and introduced by Miles Kingston. Pan Books, 1989. Pp.[xvi]+159+[i (advertisement)]; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in colours; Fine copy.

The first paperback edition of a book published originally by Chatto & Windus in 1977.

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ALLEN (Walter). Reading a novel. Phoenix House, 1949. Pp.[vi]+58. End-papers, prelims. and edges lightly foxed.



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ALMANACK. Price one shilling. The Illustrated London Almanack For 1862 Containing Astronomical illustrations, Printed in tints; Numerous fine-art engravings; And Original designs as headings to the calendar; Also, pictures of Domestic animals, Drawn by Harrison Weir, Printed in colours, With Interesting descriptive letterpress by Thomas Miller; And a Variety of useful information, London: published at the office of the Illustrated London News, 198 Strand, N.D. [1861]. Double demy 8vo (11 x 8 inches), stabbed and sewn through; half-title not called for; illustrated title-page; six liyhographic plates in full-colour; two inserted leaves printed in blue-grey and black on facing surfaces; 12pp. integral commercial advertisements at end; white paper wrappers printed lithographically in full-colour, the back wrapper bearing publisher's advertisement, the inside wrappers blank. Some light damp-staining to front wrapper, heavier on back wrapper, but chiefly visible internally, and wrappers chipped a little over blank spine; top margin of some plates a little damp-stained, not touching printed area; a little light marginal fingering; nonetheless in effect a nice copy.

Uncommon. It is unusual to see colour-printed illustrations by Harrison Weir from this early a date. If style is anything to go by, he was also responsible for the black-and-white illustrations that head each of the monthly calendars, which give much interesting detail relating to the minor operations of daily life. Other illustrators include W.S. Coleman, and W. Thomas.

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ALMANACK. Cassell's Illustrated Almanack 1873. Cassell, Petter, & Galpin, London, Paris, and New York, N.D. [1872]. Double cr.8vo (10.5 x 7.5 inches); half-title/Contents leaf with wood-engraved frontispiece on verso preceded by 8pp commercial advertisements; illustrated title-page; numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text, mostly full-page, by various artists (v. note); 40pp. integral commercial and publisher's advertisements at end; pp.viii+80; three inserts of commercial advertisements on smaller paper bound in after text; white paper wrappers printed lithographically outside in full-colour, the back wrapper and the inside wrappers bearing commercial advertisements. Wrappers slightly chipped at margins, more so over blank spine; a couple of leaves badly opened with small chips to margins; otherwise a nice copy.

Uncommon. Published at sixpence. The fine wood-engraved frontispiece and the frames to the monthly calendars are almost certainly by Harrison Weir; other illustrators include Gustav Michel, J. Sulman, J. Watters, Roux, J. Pelissier, etc.

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ALMANACK. Cassell's Illustrated Almanack [on half-title: For 1876]. Cassell, Petter, & Galpin, London, Paris, and New York, N.D. [1875]. Double cr.8vo (10.5 x 7.5 inches); half-title/Contents leaf with wood-engraved frontispiece on verso preceded by 8pp commercial advertisements; illustrated title-page; numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text, mostly full-page, by various artists (v. note); 48pp. integral commercial and publisher's advertisements at end; pp.VIII+88; inserts of commercial advertisements on smaller paper tipped in after text; buff paper wrappers printed lithographically outside in full-colour, the back wrapper and the inside wrappers bearing commercial advertisements; t.e. uncut. Wrappers slightly chipped at margins, more so over blank spine; short nicks and small chips to a few top margins due to careless opening; otherwise a nice copy.

Uncommon. Published at sixpence. The front cover, the frames to the monthly calendars, and one or two of the other illustrations may be by Harrison Weir, but virtually all of the illustrations are unsigned.

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A.L.O.E. [Miss C.M. Tucker]. The giant-killer; Or, The Battle which All must Fight. By A.L.O.E., Author of "Fairy Know-a-Bit," "The Young Pilgrim," "Wings and Stings," &c. &c. London: T. Nelson and Sons, Paternoster Row; Edinburgh; and New York, 1873. Half-title not called for; blank, full-colour lithographic frontispiece and conjugate illustrated title-page with tissue guard, on art-paper, precede letterpress title-page with wood-engraved vignette; numerous illustrations in text; final leaf integral advertisements; pp.165+[i (blank)]+[ii]; bevelled green diagonally fine-ribbed cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover and spine, spine blocked gilt, lettered gilt and green-through-gilt, front cover with full-colour glazed lithographic onlay. Some general wear to cloth and glaze of onlay slightly pitted; end-papers cracked; slight fingering and dusting in text; a good copy only.

Reprint of a book first published in 1856, with a slightly different collation. The coloured illustrations are particularly fine. COPAC records this edition at Cambridge only.

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ALVAREZ (A.). The Shaping spirit: Studies in Modern English And American Poets. Chatto & Windus, London, 1972. Extra cr.8vo; pp.191+[i (printer's imprint)]; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in red, black, and green; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Corners of wrappers slightly creased; otherwise a fine copy.

First soft-cover edition of a title published originally in 1958. The publisher's Production Office Copy, with their small label on the spine and their rubber stamp on the inside front cover. Eliot, Yeats, Pound, Empson, Auden, Hart Crane, Wallace Stevens, D.H. Lawrence, etc.

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ANDERSON (John P.). The book Of British topography: A classified catalogue Of the Topographical works in the library of the British Museum Relating to Great Britain and Ireland. By John P. Anderson (Of the Library, British Museum). London: W. Satchell & Co., 12 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, W.C., 1881. (All Rights reserved.). Roy.8vo; pp.xvi+472; 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements on different paper, at end; milk-chocolate buckram, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others mainly trimmed; end-papers coated grey-chocolate. Front end-papers cracked, and advertisement leaves embrowned, otherwise a very nice copy.

From the library of bibliographer Eric Quayle, with his Zennor bookplate on the front paste-down. Includes some 14,000 entries classified by county.

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ANDOM (R. [i.e., Alfred Walter Barrett]). The magic bowl And the Blue-stone ring: Oriental tales with Occi (or acci)dental fittings By R. Andom. Third Edition. London, Jarrold and Sons, 10 & 11, Warwick Lane, E.C., N.D. 1909. Blank before half-title, two at end; vignette on title-page and numerous illustrations in text; title-page printed in red and black; pp.[iv]+312+[iv]; light red buckram, flat back, ruled black on front cover, blocked, lettered, and with ruled box, black on spine. Cloth of spine faded, that of front cover slightly so; small repair to cloth at head of back joint; internally a fine copy.

The third impression of a book published originally earlier the same year, and differing from the original only in respect of the binding and the addition of the legend Third Edition to the title-page. The advertisements on the verso of the half-title advertise the first edition of this title as ‘Now Ready'. The illustrations are by Lewis Gunnis, a fact stated only on the covers of the first edition (and possibly the dust-wrapper, not here present, of the present impression). Bleiler (1947), p.21; this title not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'. Two novellas each featuring a wish-granting genii.

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ANDOM (R. [i.e., Alfred Walter Barrett]). At school with Troddles. Third Edition. London, Stanley Paul & Co. Ltd., 1926. Pp.287+[i (blank)]; publisher's 40pp. catalogue at end; green buckram, ruled black on front cover and spine, lettered black on spine. Edges foxed, otherwise a very nice copy.

The third edition of a book published originally in 1909 under the title ‘Runaways', and republished under the present title in 1911.

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ANONYMOUS. Bibliothèqve [sic] nationale: Le livre anglais. Trésors des collections anglaises. Paris, [ Novembre,] 1951. Sq.8vo; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘A' before half-title; Table and colophon leaves followed by eight double-sides half-tone plates on imitation art-paper; pp.XXIV+251+[i (blank)]+[iv (versos blank)]; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black and red; issued without end-papers. Slight marking of wrappers, but a nice copy.

From the library of Desmond Flower, who organised the exhibition, and bearing his small engraved book-label on the front blank.

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ANONYMOUS. The Washington Monument: Its History. Murray & Co., Printers, Booksellers and Stationers, 182 Baltimore Street, N.D. [c.1855]. One quarter sheet, Globe 8vo; vignette on last page; pp.4; issued without wrappers. Three faint horizontal folds, otherwise a fine copy.

A scarce piece of ephemera, produced for tourists.

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ANONYMOUS. Woodstock: A moral history. Edited with a Preface by A.P. Rossiter, Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge, Sometime Lecturer in English in the University of Durham. 1946, Chatto and Windus, London. Demy 8vo; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘*' precedes half-title; pp.[viii]+255+[i (printer's imprint)]; blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly darkened, frayed, and chipped dust-wrapper.

The first fully edited edition of an Elizabethan play used as source material by Shakespeare, here also first presented in a modernised text. The seventy-six page Introduction includes a good deal of material about Marlowe, Shakespeare, et al, as well as a discussion of other minor plays.

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ANTHOLOGY. Aristotle And Xenophon on Democracy and Oligarchy: Aristotle's The Constitution of Athens; The Constitution of the Athenians Ascribed to Xenophon the Orator; Xenophon's The Politeia of the Spartans; The Boeotian Constitution From the Oxrhynchus Historian. Translations with introductions And commentary by J.M. Moore, Radley College. 1975, Chatto & Windus, London. Double demy 16mo; map and diagrams in text; pp.320; brownish red cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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ANTHOLOGY. The Authority of Experience. Essays in Feminist Criticism. Edited by Arlyn Diamond and Lee R. Edwards. The University of Massachussetts Press, Amherst, 1977. Double med.16mo; pp.[xvi]+304.

Publisher's presentation copy (twice over!).

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ANTHOLOGY. THE Dissenting ACADEMY. Edited by Theodore Roszak. 1969, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; three blanks at end, serving as end-papers; pp.x+[304]+[vi]; light blue cloth-textured boards, lettered gilt down and on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Essays by Roszac, Louis Kampf, Sumner M. Rosen, Staughton Lynd, Marshall Windmiller, Kathleen Gough, John Wilkinson, Noam Chomsky, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Essays by divers hands. Being the transactions of The Royal Society of Literature, New Series: Volume XLII. Edited by Michael Holroyd, FRHistS, FRSL. Published for The Royal Society of Literature By the Boydell Press, 1982. Double demy 16mo; three blanks at end; pp.[xii]+[196].

Contributors include Michael Holroyd, Michael Meyer (‘Ibsen versus Strindberg'), Robert Skidelsky (‘Keynes and Bloomsbury'), Robert Conquest (‘An Inquest on Modernism'), Tom Stacey (‘Andrew Young, R.S. Thomas and the Parson Poets'), Julian Symons (‘The Art of Biography'), etc. Presentation copy, inscribed by Robert Skidelsky on the front end-paper.

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ANTHOLOGY. Feminist Literary Theory: A Reader. Edited by Mary Eagleton. Basil Blackwell, 1986. Double med.16mo; pp.xiv+237+[v (blank)]; card wrappers; issued without a dust-wrapper.



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ANTHOLOGY. Language, Logic, and Genre: Papers from the Poetics and Literary Theory Section, Modern Language Association. Edited by Wallace Martin. Lewisburg, Bucknell University Press, 1974. Double lge.post 16mo; pp.56.

Structuralist criticism. Contributions from Stanley E. Fish, Ruth apRoberts, Paul Hernadi, and the Editor. Loosely laid in is a 5pp. photocopy of a prospectus outlining in some detail a paper on ‘Biblical Verse and Structuralist Theory' (with additions and annotations in ink in the author's hand by Ruth apRoberts.

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ANTHOLOGY. Renaissance Studies: Six Essays Edited by I.D. McFarlane, A.H. Ashe, D.D.R. Owen. Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh, 1972. Lge.med.8vo; final blank; pp.[viii]+114+[ii].

Publisher's Production Office Copy with their sticker to this effect on the spine.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Savage-club papers. Edited by Andrew Halliday. Tinsley Brothers, 18 Catherine St. Strand, 1868. WITH: The Savage-club papers. Second series. Edited by Andrew Halliday. Tinsley Brothers, 18 Catherine St. Strand, 1869. 2 vols., uniform; each volume with wood-engraved frontispiece, decorative title-page before letterpress title-page, and numerous illustrations on text-paper, all unbacked and arranged as plates, but included in the pagination; integral advertisement leaf at end of first volume; scarlet sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Cloth covering of spines chipped at head and tail-bands; otherwise a fine set.

An early reprint cheaper edition of the complete original issue (i.e., the volumes for 1867 and 1868). Includes literary work by James Hannay, Tom Hood, Artemus Ward, Clement W. Scott, W.S. Gilbert, Arthur Sketchley, Arthur William á Beckett, J.R. Planché, Walter Thornbury, Andrew Halliday, H.S. Leigh, John Oxenford, Arthur Locker, Westland Marston, Hain Friswell, G.M. Fenn, H.J. Byron, George Grossmith, Dion Boucicault, Mortimer Collins, James Greenwood, G.A. Sala, etc.; illustrations by Du Maurier, W.S. Gilbert, F. Barnard, Gustave Doré, Harrison Weir, George Cruikshank, Harry Rogers, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Spooks, spooks, Spooks: Stories and poems of the supernatural Selected by Helen Hoke. Illustrated by W.R. Lohse. 1974, Chatto & Windus, London. Sm.demy 8vo; frontispiece and other illustrations on text-paper; pp.x+213+[i (advertisements]; black cloth-textured boards, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Back end-paper lacking; otherwise a very nice copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The publisher's Production Office copy, so rubber-stamped on the front end-paper. The third impression of a book published originally in 1968. The dust-wrapper bears the printed legend ‘Fourth Impression' and is apparently a proof, the verso bearing pencilled notes of production details. A good collection, trawling its net widely through space and time.

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ANTHOLOGY. ‘To deprave And corrupt . . . ' Original studies In the Nature and definition Of ‘obscenity'. Edited by John Chandos. Souvenir Press, 1962. Pp.208.

Essays by Lord Birkett, Norman St John-Stevas, Maurice Girodias, Walter Allen, Chandos, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. Towards A new past: Dissenting essays in American History. Edited by Barton J. Bernstein. 1970, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; pp.xvi+[364];scarlet cloth-textured boards, lettered gilt down and on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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ARLEN (Michael J.). Passage to Ararat. 1976, Chatto & Windus. Extra double cr.16mo; integral end-papers printed with maps; pp.[vi]+293+[ii (blank)]+[iii]; dull light blue-green fine cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition.

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ARNOLD (William Harris). Ventures In book-collecting. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York - London, 1923. Sq. demy 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; half-tone portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, and fifteen plates (facsimiles and portraits), one full-colour facsimile, and numerous facsimiles in the text; pp.[2]+[xx]+356+[ii]; quarter black cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine, grey board sides; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Crude repair to tail of spine, and gilt oxydised, but a nice copy internally.

Second impression, one month after the first. From the library of bibliographer Eric Quayle, with his 1960 ‘Greensleeves' bookplate on the front paste-down. A sort of poor-man's Sawyer & Darton. Includes numerous letters from literary figures of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including Pope, Sterne, Dickens, Thackeray, Jane Carlyle, Douglas Jerrold, Leigh Hunt, Stevenson, Mrs. Gaskell, Maria Edgeworth, etc., and is interesting for these as well as useful for the facsimiles.

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[ASSISI (Saint Francis of)]. Incipit The little flowers Of St. Francis of Assisi Translated from The Italian by T.W. Arnold, M.A, [sic] With a Note by Dr. Guido Biagi. Chatto and Windus, London; New York - Duffield and Co: 1908. Med.8vo; fine coloured collotype frontispiece with tissue guard captioned in red precedes wood-engraved title-page after a 1504 original; six four-colour engravings by Löwy of Vienna and G.W. Jones, Ltd., printed by H. Stone & Son, Ltd., and four engraved and printed by E[dmund]. Evans, Ltd.; twenty-four half-tone plates; b8 (the first leaf of the index of Illustrations) is here a cancel tipped onto a stub; final leaf bearing publisher's device on recto, blank on verso; pp.xxxii+318+[ii]; white buckram blocked and lettered gilt on front cover with a replica of "a binding embodying the arms of St. Francis by Aldus Manutius of Venice, date circa 1500", blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Very slight darkening to spine, and gilt at extreme tail a trifle rubbed; corners of boards bruised; made up without back end-papers (v. note); a few margins damp-stained; otherwise, and in general a nice copy, with the back panel and one flap of the dust-wrapper loosely laid in.

A proof copy of the large-paper edition purchased by us from the publisher's file. Loosely laid in is a proof pull of one sheet of the four-colour plates (printed four-up), marked up in pencil with notes and queries by an editor, and suggesting among other things that 240 copies of the large-paper edition may have been printed. Also loosely laid in is a proof pull of one sheet (printed eight-up) of a gathering of the small-paper edition. Additionally a number of slips of paper bearing pencilled notes are inserted at various points in the text, and the list of Illustrations has been marked up with crosses and ticks suggesting (in conjunction with some of the notes referred to above) that the frontispiece and two of the four-colour plates, as well as all of the half-tone plates were not to be included in the small paper edition. According to the back panel of the dust-wrapper, the book, issued as a volume of ‘The Art and Letters Library', was to be available in ‘Large crown 8vo., buckram, 7s. 6d. net per vol.; Edition de Luxe, small 4to, printed on pure rag paper, parchment, 15s. net per vol.; vellum, 20s. net per vol.; polished morocco, 30s. net per vol.' Though the ‘large crown 8vo' is correct by the proof-sheet, it is evident from the present proof that the ‘small 4to' was actually med.8vo. The white buckram binding of the present copy is evidently a trial of the blocking (which appears to be in real gold), and in terms of the published book is wholly anomalous. A sumptuously conceived edition reproducing numerous paintings and illustrations from early manuscript sources including for the first time reproductions "of the quaint illustrations relating to events in the life of the Saint of Assisi contained in the ‘Codice Laurenziano Gaddiano CXII' - a parchment manuscript belonging to the second half of the fourteenth century, described by Bandini in his catalogue of the Laurentian Library (Florence, 1792; Supplem. col. 124)".

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[AUDEN (W.H.).]. Auden: An introductory essay By Richard Hoggart. 1951, Chatto & Windus, London. Short demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece; conjugate dedication and acknowledgements leaves apparently a cancel, on thinner paper; pp.256; mottled old-cream cloth, blocked and lettered gilt, panelled cerise, on spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Fine copy in nicked dust-wrapper.



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AURY (Dominique). Literary Landfalls. Translated by Denise Folliot. 1960, Chatto & Windus, London. Two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; pp.171+[v]; mottled pale tan cloth, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First edition in English of a book first published in France in 1958. Essays on Fénelon, Chrétian de Troyes, Balzac, Colette, Vigny, Proust, Châteaubriand, Longus, La Fontaine, Cazotte, Abbé Prévost, Benjamin Constant, etc., by a writer described by the publishers as "a French Virginia Woolf."

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AUSTEN (Jane).]. Jane Austen: A Study of Her Artistic Development [by] A. Walton Litz. 1965, Chatto and Windus. Double lge.post 16mo; three blanks at end; pp.[xii]+198+[vi]; bright light blue cloth-textured boards, unlettered. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Published from the publisher's file, and apparently a binding sample.

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AYER (A.J.). Part of My Life. Collins, 1977. Med.8vo; four double-sided plates; final blank; pp.318+[ii]; light brown boards ruled and lettered silver on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Early autobiography. Includes reminiscences of Bertrand Russell, Orwell, e.e. cummings, etc.

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[BAGEHOT (Walter)]. The Spare Chancellor: The Life of Walter Bagehot [by] Alastair Buchan. 1959, Chatto and Windus, London. Demy 8vo; half-tone frontispiece and one plate; pp.287+[i (blank)]; mottled pink cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, panelled blue-grey, on spine. Fine copy in torn dust-wrapper.

Norah Smallwood's copy, with her brief inscription on the front end-paper.

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BARKER (George). The True Confession of George Barker. The Parton Press, 1957. Demy 8vo in half-sheets; final blank; pp.[vi]+40+[ii]; black cloth, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in slightly marked dust-wrapper.

The first Parton Press edition of a book first published in 1950 by Fore Publications. The seventh book published by The Parton Press, and the first since 1942.

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BARR (Amelia E.). Warne's Star Series. A daughter of Fife. London: Frederick Warne and Co., Bedford Street, Strand, 1889. F'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title; 8pp. text-paper advertisements at end, probably printed conjugate with prelims.; pp.[viii]+335+[i (blank)]+[8]; diagonally fine ribbed dark green cloth, ruled and blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, elaborately ruled and blocked black, blocked gilt, lettered, black, gilt, and gilt-outlined dark green on front cover, elaborately ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered black, and dark green through gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram design in grey. Very fine, crisp, copy.

The first printing in ‘Warne's Star Series', probably from American plates. The book was published in America by Munro and in England by Clarke, in 1886.

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BARTLETT (Vernon). Tuscan Harvest. With illustrations by Maurice Bartlett. 1971, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; frontispiece on text-paper and numerous illustrations in text; pp.191 (including frontispiece)+[i (blank)]; pale blue cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine.



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BATE (W. Jackson). The Burden of the Past And the English Poet. 1971, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; two blanks at end serving as end-papers; pp.[2]+[xii]+141+[v]; scarlet boards lettered gilt down spine.

The Alexander Lectures given at the University of Toronto in November 1969. The publisher's Production Office Copy with their small sticker to this effect on the spine of the dust-wrapper.

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BATE (W. Jackson). The Burden of the Past And the English Poet. 1971, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; two blanks at end serving as end-papers; pp.[2]+[xii]+141+[v]; scarlet boards lettered gilt down spine. Dust-wrapper slightly faded and frayed; otherwise a fine copy.

The Alexander Lectures given at the University of Toronto in November 1969.

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BAYLEY (John). The Romantic Survival: A study in Poetic evolution. Constable, 1964. Demy 8vo; pp.[viii]+[232]. No dust-wrapper.

The fourth reprint of a book originally published in 1957. Includes chapters on Yeats, Auden, and Dylan Thomas.

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BAYLEY (John, Fellow of New College Oxford). The Characters Of love: A Study in the Literature of Personality. Chatto & Windus, London. Double demy 16mo; pp.[viii]+296; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, green, and pink; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Edges of back-wrapper slightly frayed; otherwise a nice copy.

First soft-cover edition of a title published originally in 1960. Studies of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde, Shakespeare's Othello, and Henry James's The Golden Bowl.

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BAYLEY (John). The uses Of division: Unity and disharmony In literature. 1976, Chatto & Windus, London. Double demy 16mo; pp.248; pale brown cloth-textured boards, lettered gilt on spine; fine copy in proof dust-wrapper with one proofing correction.



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[BECKETT (Samuel)]. The novels of Samuel Beckett By John Fletcher. 1964, Chatto & Windus. Double demy 16mo; pp.256; black cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine.



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BEERBOHM (Max). And even now. 1921, William Heinemann. Paper spine label chipped, covers dusty, front end-papers slightly dampstained, back free end-paper pasted down; text nice; no dust-wrapper.

Third ‘impression . . . February 1921.'

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BEERBOHM (Max). The Happy Hypocrite. John Lane The Bodley Head, 1936. Caligraphic title-page by W.M. Gardner; first edition thus. Slight wear to cloth at head of spine, and some fading of covers; otherwise a nice copy.



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[BELL (Mackenzie).]. A small archive of material relating to Mackenzie Bell, as under: Small Christmas card dated 1895, printed in red and black, from Mr. and Mrs. Coulson-Kernahan, inscribed in ink on verso, appearently in the hand of Mrs. Coulson Kernahan: "To Miss Mackenzie & Mr. Mackenzie Bell with affectionate greetings." Nice. TOGETHER WITH: Illustration of Queen Summer, by Walter Crane, printed in five colours (possibly a proof) lightly tipped on to demy 8vo sheet of white paper, inscribed on verso "A happy New Year from Mrs. Walter Crane. 1896". Backing paper a little dusty, folded at extremes and pierced for filing, the inscription being unaffected by this; the illustration in fine state. TOGETHER WITH: Two printed invitations to meetings of The New Vagabond Club, on 20th February and 20th March 1902. Each two leaves demy 4to, printed in black, folded in three for mailing with halfpenny stamp and Bell's address in Putney on front: the one having Anthony Hope as guest of the evening, the other in honour of Gilbert Parker, with Mrs. Alice Tweedie in the chair, the toast to be proposed by Mr. Pett Ridge. TOGETHER WITH: Small quarto leaf of white paper dated bearing notes in pencil and ink in Bell's holograph (c.75 words) relating to a dinner Bell was to organise on 8th April 1908, speakers to include Dr. Furnivall, the Poet Laureate, Mr. Watson, Dr. Gollancz, etc., with Mr. Divine playing the piano. Folded once, otherwise fine. TOGETHER WITH: 1910: Seventy-third Annual report Of the Country Towns Mission. Demy 8vo; booklet, 32pp. wire-stitched into salmon red wrappers printed in scarlet and black. Letter from the Secretary, 3pp. post 8vo, to Mackenzie Bell regarding the work of the mission loosely laid in. Front wrapper of booklet a little chipped and fragile at lower corners; otherwise fine. TOGETHER WITH: Programme for "The Milton Hall, Deansgate Manchester: On Wednesday Evening, December 4th, 1912, Mr. William Miles, F.R.S.L., Will give . . . Recitals From the poetical works of Mr. Mackenzie Bell. Vocalists: Madame Alice Lamb (Contralto); Mr. William Coleman (Principal Bass, Manchester Cathedral). Accompanist: Mr. E. Bennett North. To Commence at Eight o'clock. Tickets (reserved): Two Shillings and One Shilling. One half-sheet, f'cap 4to, printed in brown on yellow paper. Fine. The bundle:



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BELL (Mackenzie). Poetical Pictures Of The Great War Suitable for Recitation. Second Series. Second Thousand, (First Thousand issued 1916.) London, The Kingsgate Press, 4, Southampton Row, W.C., 1917. One gathering, sm.cr.8vo, wire-stitched into large textured grey wrappers printed outside and inside in black, half-tone illustration after W.L. Wyllie laid on to front cover; half-title not called for; advertisement leaf at front and back; half-tone frontispiece after W.B. Wollan, R.I.; issued without end-papers. Fine copy. Scarce.

Among the advertisements is one for "Mackenzie Bell's War Pictures on Lantern Slides"!

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BENNETT (Arnold). A great man. A frolic. Popular edition. Chatto & Windus, 1913. Double demy 16mo; pp.122+[vi (commercial and publisher's advertisements)]; paper wrappers, cut flush, printed in full colour. Paper of spine slightly darkened; poor quality text-paper embrowned; otherwise fine.

The publisher's ‘Office Copy', with their small sticker to this effect on the spine. Published at 6d. The cover illustration is a delight!

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BENNETT (Arnold). Leonora. A novel. Popular edition. Chatto & Windus, 1914. Double demy 16mo, printed in double column; pp.110+[ii (commercial and publisher's advertisements)]; paper wrappers, cut flush, printed in full colour. Paper of spine slightly darkened; poor quality text-paper embrowned; otherwise fine.

The publisher's ‘Office Copy', with their small sticker to this effect on the spine. Published at 6d. The cover illustration is a delight!

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BENNETT (Arnold). Sacred and profane Love. A novel in three episodes. Popular edition. Chatto & Windus, 1919. Double demy 16mo; pp.124+[iv (commercial and publisher's advertisements)]; paper wrappers, cut flush, printed in full colour. Paper of spine slightly worn; poor quality text-paper embrowned; otherwise fine.

The publisher's ‘Office Copy', with their small sticker to this effect on the spine. Published at 9d. The cover illustration is a delight!

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BENSON (E.F.). Mrs. Ames. Hodder and Stoughton, 1912. Pp.[iv]+324; pale grey-green fine net grain cloth, blocked and lettered dark green on front cover, lettered dark green on spine. Small faded patch on front cover; otherwise a nice copy.

Second edition, dating from the same year as the first.

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BERLIN (Isaiah). Four essays on Liberty. Oxford University Press, 1979. Extra cr.8vo format, perfect bound; two blanks at front and back, serving as end-papers; advertisement leaf follows last leaf of text; pp.[4]+[lxiv]+213+[i (blank)]+[ii]+[4]; white glazed card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in cream and blue; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Slight embrowning of poor quality paper; otherwise a very nice copy.

Third printing of a title published originally in 1969.

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BERLIN (Isaiah). Vico and Herder: Two Studies In the History of Ideas. Chatto & Windus, London, 1980. Double demy 16mo; pp.[xxviii]+228; white glazed card wrappers printed in blue and black; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

First paperback edition of a title first published in 1976.

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BESANT (Walter). Armorel Of Lyonesse: A romance of today. London, Chatto & Windus, 1949. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.vi+317+[i (printer's imprint)]; streaked brown silk-weave cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly chipped, frayed, and dusty dust-wrapper.

Reprint of a title first published in three volumes in 1890.

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BEWLEY (Marius). The Complex fate: Hawthorne, Henry James and Some other American writers. With an Introduction And two Interpolations by F.R. Leavis. 1952, Chatto and Windus. Pp.xvi+[248]; lime green Sundour cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e purple. Slight fading of spine, but a fine copy in dust-wrapper, nonetheless.

According to the Contents list, Leavis wrote not only the Introduction, but two (disputative) chapters. Other authors considered at length include Wallace Stevens, and H.L. Mencken.

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BEWLEY (Marius). The Eccentric Design: Form in the Classic American Novel. 1959, Chatto and Windus, London. Double demy 16mo; pp.327+[i (imprint leaf)]; dark red buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in very slightly darkened and frayed dust-wrapper.

Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Henry James, Scott Fitzgerald - and an interesting historical Appendix on Colonel Hamilton's creation of a financial aristocracy in the United States.

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BEWLEY (Marius). Masks & Mirrors: Essays in criticism. 1970, Chatto & Windus, London. Double demy 16mo; blank and advertisement leaf precede half-title; blank, biographical note leaf, blank on verso, and blank at end; pp.[4]+x+364+[ii]+[i]+[iii]; cerise cloth-textured boards taper-ruled, and down-lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Donne, Byron, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Fenimore Cooper, Scott Fitzgerald, Wallace Stevens, Emerson, Isaac Rosenberg, Eliot, Pound, Harte Crane, Edith Wharton, etc.

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BIRLEY (Robert). Printing And Democracy. London, Privately printed for The Monotype Corporation Ltd [at Oxford, by the University Press,] 1964. Super roy.8vo in half sheets; half-title not called for; blank and inserted half-tone facsimile frontispiece on special paper precede title-page; fly-title to Plates followed by four double-sided half-tone facsimiles on special paper at end; pp.29+[i (blank)]+[ii]; pinl laid-paper wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

The text of a paper delivered at the Royal Institution on 26th July 1963 and intended as a pendant to the ‘Printing and the Mind of Man' exhibition. Includes a brief Preface signed jointly by Frank Francis, Stanley Morison, and John Carter.

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[BIRRELL (Augustine).]. The Chief secretary: Augustine Birrell in Ireland By Leon ¢ Broin. 1969, Chatto & Windus, London. Double demy 16mo; half-tone frontispiece and seven plates; two double-sided plates in line; pp.[viii]+232; sea-green cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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BOWEN (Marjorie [i.e., Gabrielle Margaret Vere Campbell, otherwise Long]). The Two carnations. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, London and Melbourne, 1929. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.256; cherry red buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover and spine. Extremely fine copy in slightly nicked pictorial dust-wrapper signed ‘Abbey'.

The correct first Ward, Lock printing, dated on the title-page, of a book originally published in 1913. Issued as volume 96 of Ward, Lock's 2/6 series, the volume number appearing only on the spine of the dust-wrapper, which also carries advertisements for ninety-five volumes on the back and front flaps.

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BOWRA (C.M.). From Virgil To Milton. Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1945. Pp.[viii]+248.



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BRADBROOK (M.C., Litt.D., Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge). The growth And structure of Elizabethan Comedy. 1955, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; pp.[x]+[246]; brownish red fine weave cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. light brownish red. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper darkened a little on spine.

A comprehensive study, from meniaeval times onwards, including particular mention of Skakespeare, Jonson, Dekker, Heywood, Marston, Middleton, Day, Chapman, Fletcher, etc.

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BRADBROOK (M.C., Litt.D., Reader in English, Cambridge University, and Fellow of Girton College). English Dramatic form: A history Of its development. 1965, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.205+[i (blank)]+[ii]; bright blue rexine, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly darkened dust-wrapper with one short closed tear.



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BRADBROOK (M.C.). ‘That Infidel place': A short history Of Girton College 1869-1969. With an essay on the Collegiate university in The modern world. By M.C. Bradbrook, Litt.D., Mistress of Girton College and Professor of English Literature, Cambridge University. With an introduction by Lord Butler Of Saffron Walden, Master of Trinity College Cambridge. 1969, Chatto and Windus. Demy 8vo; frontispiece and seven plates; pp.[xii]+168; green cloth-textured boards, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine.



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BRADBROOK (M.C.). Literature in action: Studies in continental And commonwealth society. [by] M.C. Bradbrook, Litt.D., Mistress of Girton College And Professor of English Literature In the University of Cambridge. 1972, Chatto and Windus. Pp.200.

Beckett's ‘En Attendant Godot', Drama and Literature, Ibsen and the Past Imperfect, Rhymes and Stories of New Zealand, The Australian Legend, Canada From Sea to Sea; the Single Image, etc.

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BRECHT (Bertolt). The Life of Galileo. Translated by Desmond I. Vesey. Methuen & Co Ltd., 1963. Pp.122; card wrappers.

Play, with authorial notes.

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[BRECHT (Bertolt).]. Bertolt Brecht: Ernst Wendt, Ways of Performing Brecht; Erwin Leiser, He Who Said No; Klaus Volker, Brecht as a Classic; Martin Walser, Brecht the Most Recent Case; Bibliography. 1966, Inter Nationes, Bad Godesberg. Super roy.8vo; pp.56; frontispiece on text-paper; five double-sided plates, two single-sided plates, and one large folding plate; self-wrappers (slightly embrowned).



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[BRECHT (Bertolt).]. Brecht's Tradition. The John Hopkins Press, Baltimore, Maryland, 1967. Double med.16mo; pp.xii+274; text-paper illustrations.

Review copy, with the English distributor's review slip laid in.

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[BRECHT (Bertholt).]. Brecht's Misgivings By Roy Pascal. The 1977 Bithell Memorial Lecture. Institute of Germanic Studies, University of London, N.D. [1977]. Demy 8vo format, 24pp., wire stitched as a single gathering into large orange wrappers; issued without dust-wrapper or end-papers.



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BREE (Germaine) and GUITON (Margaret). An Age of fiction: The French Novel from Gide to Camus. Chatto and Windus, 1958. Demy 8vo; pp.vi+242; pale green buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on spine.

Gide, Proust, Duhamel, Romains, Martin du Gard, Aragon, Aymé, Green, Bosco, Giono, Mauriac, Bernanos, Breton, Cocteau, Giraudoux, Céline, Queneau, Malraux, Saint-Exupéry, Sartre, Camus. First English edition of a book published in America in 1957.

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BRERETON (Geoffrey). A short history Of French literature. Penguin Books, [Harmondsworth, Middlesex], 1954. Double post 16mo; pp.368; quarter purple crushed levant morocco, art-marbled boards. Morocco somewhat sunned; poor quality paper lightly embrowned throughout; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription to Desmond Flower on the half-title. An author's presentation binding of good quality. Issued as Pelican A297.

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BROADBENT (J.B., Fellow of King's College And University Lecturer in English, Cambridge). Poetic love. 1964, Chatto & Windus. Double demy 16mo; pp[x]+310; cherry red cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt, panelled pale blue, on spine.

A study of English love poetry to the end of the eighteenth century.

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[BROOKE (Rupert).]. Thérèse Vichy: Le poète Et ses masques. Rupert Brooke (1887 - 1915). [On verso of title:] Presses Universitaires de Valenciennes, 3e trimestre 1986. Lge med.8vo format, perfect bound; blank before title-leaf; half-title not called for; half-tone portrait precedes fly-title; Table des matières leaf at end; pp.238+[ii]; glazed white card wrappers printed in black on back wrapper, in red on spine, in red and black on front wrapper; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Slight embrowning of wrappers at edges; otherwise a fine copy.



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[BROOKS (Van Wyck).]. Van Wyck Brooks: The Critic and His Critics. Edited by William Wasserstrom. National University Publications, Kennikat Press, Port Washington, N.Y., 1979. Double lge.post 16mo; pp.[xii]+254+[vi (blank); orange boards, blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered black down spine; isued without a dust-wrapper.

Contributors include Malcolm Cowley, F.R. Leavis, Mark Van Doren, Louis Untermeyer, Glenway Westcott, Conrad Aiken, Clare Leighton, Archibald MacLeish, William McFee, Allen Tate, Edmund Wilson, Sherwood Anderson, etc.

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BROWNE (Sir Thomas). Urne buriall And The garden of Cyrus. Edited by John Carter. Cambridge, At the University Press, 1958. Post 8vo; facsimile and illustrations in text; pp.[viii]+[120]; red cloth blocked and lettered gilt on blind-pressed panel on front cover, up-lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly nicked dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy [to Frederick B. Adams], with the publisher's printed Compliments slip loosely laid in.

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BUCKLEY (Vincent). Poetry And the sacred. 1968, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; pp.[viii]+244+[iv (blank)]; dark brown boards, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine.

Wyatt, Donne, Blake, Herman Melville, Yeats, T.S. Eliot.

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BUCKTON (A.M.). The Burden of Engela: A ballad-epic [!!!] Second edition [!!!!!] Methuen & Co., 1904. Publisher's inserted 40pp. Catalogue at end dated May 1909. Navy blue buckram very elaborately blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Front paste-down chipped due to an original binding fault, and slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine, unopened copy.

The covers - best described as a cross between German Low Gothick, Celtic, and art nouveau - easily outdo the Yeats' ‘Poems' volume. They may well be ‘The Burden' of the title!

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BURKHART (Charles). Herman and Nancy and Ivy: Three lives in art. Victor Gollancz Limited, 1977. Demy 8vo; final blank; pp.[128]; two double-sided plates.

Memories of Herman Schrijver, Nancy Cunard, and Ivy Compton-Burnett - including also Herman Schrijver's Memoir of Ivy.

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BURNAND (F.A.). Happy-thought Hall. Illustrated by the Author. London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 8, 9, 10, Bouverie Street, E.C., N.D. [c.1880]. Super roy.16mo in half sheets; blank before half-title; title-page printed in black; numerous illustrations in text; terra-cotta smooth cloth, the front cover lettered and blocked pictorially in black with a design by ‘Luke Limner' (John Leighton); end-papers printed with a leaf pattern in grey-green. Re-bound in recent dark green book-cloth, not tooled or lettered, and with cream laid-paper end-papers; caligraphic ownership insignia drawn on verso of front blank; otherwise a nice copy with the original front and back cover (the latter lightly stained) loosely laid in.

Originally issued in 1872 by Bradbury, Evans, & Co, from 10, Bouverie Street, with a dated title page otherwise reading as here, but printed in cerise and black, in bevelled glazed white boards blocked with the same design, but again in cerise and black, and with end-papers coated iron-grey. In all other respects the present volume is the same as the original. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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[BYRON (Lord).]. Byron, A Self-Portrait: Letters and diaries 1798 to 1824. With hitherto unpublished letters. In two volumes edited by Peter Quennell. Volume II [only]. New York, Humanities Press, 1967. Demy 8vo; frontispiece; pp.[vi]+[359]-[804]. No dust-wrapper.

First published in England in 1950.

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CALDER (Nigel). The English Channel. Viking [on verso of title:] New York, 1986. Med.8vo format, perfect bound; eight double-sided plates; numerous maps in text; pp.[x]+373+[i (blank)]; quarter cream cloth, deep sky-blue boards, spine ruled, down-lettered, and lettered, copper; deep bluish-purple end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Almost certainly an advance copy. Loosely laid in is a letter from Viking Penguin Inc., New York, to Chatto & Windus Ltd., London, noting that "Enclosed is a handsome finished copy of THE ENGLISH CHANNEL."

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BIBLIOGRAPHY. The Cambridge bibliography Of English Literature. Edited by F.W. Bateson. Volume I 600 - 1660 [II 1660 - 1800; III 1800 - 1900; IV - Index] Cambridge, At the University Press, 1940. 4 Vols., med.8vo; pp.[xl]+912; [xx]+1003+[i (blank)]; [2 (blank)]+[xxii]+1098+[ii (blank)]; [iv]+287+[i (printer's imprint)]; brown rough cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Very nice set in defective dust-wrappers.

Postage will be for 5.5kg: please ask.

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[CANNAN (Gilbert).]. Gilbert Cannan: A Georgian prodigy By Diana Farr. 1978, Chatto & Windus, London. Double demy 16mo; two double-sided half-tone plates; two blanks at end; pp.220+[iv]; brown cloth-textured boards lettered gilt on and down spine; fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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[CAREW (B.M.).]. The Life and Adventures Of Mr. Bampfylde-Moore Carew, Commonly called The king of the beggars. Being an impartial Account of his Life, from his Leaving Tiverton School, at the Age of Fifteen, and entering into a Society of Gypsies; Wherein the Motives of his Conduct will be related and explained: The great Number of Characters and Shapes he has ap- Peared in through Great Britain, Ireland, and several Other Places of Europe: With his Travels twice through great Part of America. Giving a particular acount Of the Origin, Government, Laws, and Customs of the Gipsies; with the Method of Electing their King; And A dictionary of the cant language, Used by the Mendicants. Printed for J. Wren and W. Hodges, 1785. Very good copy.

First published in 1745.

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[CAREW (B.M.).]. The surprising Adventures Of Bampfylde Moore Carew, King of the beggars; Containing His life, A Dictionary of the Cant Language, And many Entertaining particulars Of That extraordinary man. London: Charles Courtier, Bouverie Street, Fleet Street. William Walker, Otley, 1845. Sm.f'cap 8vo; frontispiece (laid down and chipped); vignette title. Grubby, and with some repairs; strongly bound in cloth.

First published in 1745.

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CARTER (John) and POLLARD (Graham). An enquiry Into the nature of certain Nineteenth century Pamphlets. With four plates. London, Constable & Co Ltd; New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. Demy 8vo; four inserted plates, three being collotype facsimiles; pp.[xii]+400; claret buckram blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., lower-edges uncut. Virtually fine copy in laminated dust-wrapper.

From the library of bibliographer Eric Quayle, with his 1962 ‘Greensleeves' bookplate on the front paste-down. tipped on to the front paste-down also is a brief autograph post-card, signed, from John Carter to Quayle, dating from 1973. A number of relevant catalogue and press clippings are loosely laid in, including one reproducing Wise's 1934 letter to the TLS responding to their review of the volume. The work which unmasked Thomas J. Wise as a forger and biblioclept.

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CARTER (Youngman). On to Andorra. Written & illustrated By Youngman Carter. Hamish Hamilton, 1963. Map and numerous wood-engraved illustrations on text-paper; end-papers and dust-wrapper designed by the author; pp.[xvi]+[176].

Travel.

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CARTON (R.C.). The ninth waltz. A Comedy in One Act. Copyright 1904, by Samuel French. London, Samuel French, Ltd., 26, Southampton St., Strand. / New York, Samuel French, Publisher, 24, West 22d [sic] Street, N.D. [1904]. One half-sheet lge.f'cap 12mo, wire-stabbed; half-title not called for; pp.12; salmon pink wrappers, cut flush, printed on all surfaces in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Issued as number 2259 of French's Acting Edition (Volume 151), the number appearing at the top left hand corner of the front wrapper. Later printing (dating probably from c.1906), the back wrapper bearing series listings up to number 2282. The piece was first produced at the Garrick Theatre, London, on December 11th, 1900.

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CASANOVA (Jacques de Seingalt). Memoires De J. Casanova de Seingalt Écrits par lui-même. Édition nouvelle publiée sous la direction de Raoul Vèze, d'après le texte de l'édition princeps Leipzig-Bruxelles-Paris (1836-1838). Variantes et Commentaires historiques et critiques. Tome I [II; III; IV; V; VI; VII; VIII; IX; X: XI; XII]. Introduction d'Octave Uzanne [d'Aldo Rava; de Bernhard Marr; de Charles Samaran; de Henri de Régnier; de Georges Cucuel; de Raoul Vèze; de J.D. Rolleston; de Raoul Vèze; de Édouard Maynial; de Raoul Vèze; de Raoul Vèze]. A Paris, Aux Éditions de La Sirène et chez tous les bons libraires, 1924 [1924; 1926; 1926; 1927; 1927; 1928; 1929; 1930; 1931; 1933; 1935]. 12 Vols., roy.8vo, bound in full French mottled light brown sheep, elaborately ruled and tooled gilt on front cover and spine, darker spine labels, marbled end-papers; t.e.g., others uncut; original grey front and back wrappers printed outside in red and black bound into each volume; numerous illustrations in text; nine photogravure plates printed in sepia in volume one, seven in volumes two and seven, eight each in volumes three, four, five, six, ten, eleven, and twelve, six in volume eight, and twelve in volume nine, all with tissue guards printed with captions in red; colophon leaf followed by blank at end of volumes one, two, four, five, six, seven, eight and twelve, by two blanks at end of volumes three, nine, ten and eleven; pp.[III]-[CIV]+340+[ii]+[ii]; [III]-[XXIV]+324+[ii]+[ii]; [III]-[XXXII]+361+[i (blank)]+[ii]+[iv]; [III]-[XXXII]+351+[i (blank)]+[ii]+[ii]; [III]-[XVI]+347+[i (blank)]+[ii]+[ii]; [III]-[XXXII]+351+[i (blank)]+[ii]+[ii]; [III]-[XXXII]+348+[ii]+[ii]; [III]-[XLVIII]+316+[ii]+[ii]; [III]+[XXII]+434+[ii]+[iv]; [III]-XXXIV+365+[I (blank)]+[ii]+[iv]; [III]-XLVI; [III]-XXXVI+338+[ii]+[ii]. Poor quality leather much decayed, particularly on spines, but bindings nonetheless strong; slight embrowning, associated with binder's blanks; otherwise a nice set.

A sumptuously produced and scholarly edition, with interesting introductions here first published.

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[CAVAFY (C.P.).]. Cavafy's Alexandria:Study of a Myth in Progress. [By] Edmund Keeley. The Hogarth Press, London, 1977. Double med.16mo; final blank; pp.[x]+196+[ii]; green cloth-textured boards, lettered gilt on and down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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CERF (Bennett). At Random: The Reminiscences of Bennett Cerf. Random House, New York, 1977. Double roy.8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; title-page printed in grey (actually half-tone black) and black; numerous illustrations in text; pp.[2]+[x]+306+[2]; dull brown fine rough cloth, blocked gilt on front cover, downlettered, lettered, and blocked with publisher's initials device, gilt, on spine; red and yellow head- and tail- bands; pale brown textured end-papers printed with selection of publisher's device's in brown. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The inside account of a great publishing house. Includes memories of Theodore Dreiser, Eugene O'Neill, James Joyce, George Gershwin, Sinclair Lewis, William Faulkner, Truman Capote, John O'Hara, Robert Penn Warren, William Styron, etc., etc.

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[CHAPMAN (George).]. Homeric Renaissance: The Odyssey of George Chapman By George deF. [sic] Lord, Assistant Professor of English, Yale University. 1956, Chatto & Windus, London. Extra cr.8vo; facsimile on verso of half-title; pp.224; lightly mottled pale grey fine weave cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine.



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[CHEKHOV (Anton)]. The Chekhov play: A New Interpretation By Harvey Pitcher, Lecturer in Russian, University of St. andrews. 1973, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; pp.viii+224; light sea-green cloth textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine.



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CHESTERTON (Gilbert K.). George Bernard Shaw. London: John Lane the Bodley Head; New York: John Lane Company; Toronto: Bell & Cockburn, 1914. Double f'cap 16mo; half-title not called for; pp.[3]-[258]; rose-pink broad-vertical-rib-effect fine linen, blocked and lettered blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on flat spine. Cloth slightly faded on spine and adjacent edges of covers and poor quality paper showing slight uniform embrowning throughout; nonetheless a very nice copy.

First ‘Popular Edition' of a book published originally in 1909. Sullivan, 15, refers.

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CINTRON (Conchita). Torera! Memoirs of a Bullfighter. With an Introduction by Orson Welles. Macmillan & Company Ltd., 1968. Pp.xvi+272; eight double-sided plates.

Welles' Introduction occupies pp.vii-xvi.

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CLARENDON (Edward Hyde, first Earl of). Clarendon: Selections from The History of the Rebellion And The Life by Himself Edited by G. Huehns With a new introduction by Hugh Trevor-Roper. 1978, Oxford University Press. Card wrappers; issued without a dust-wrapper.



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[COCTEAU (Jean).]. [By] Neal Oxenhandler. Scandal & Parade: The theatre of Jean Cocteau. Constable, 1958. Frontispiece by Cocteau on text-paper; pp.[x]+[286]. Edges and prelims. foxed.



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[COLERIDGE (Samuel Taylor).]. Samuel Taylor Coleridge [by] Basil Willey. 1972, Chatto and Windus. Pp.x+264.



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[COLETTE]. Colette: A biographical study [by] Maria le Hardouin. Translated from the French by Erik de Mauny. Staples Press Limited, 1958. Pp.[188]; frontispiece portrait; bibliography.



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COLETTE. Earthly paradise: An autobiography Drawn from her lifetime writings by Robert Phelps. Translated from the French by Helen Beauclark [sic], Herma Briffault, Derek Coltman, Enid McLeod, Una Vicenzo Troubridge, Antonia White, Roger Senhouse. Secker & Warburg, 1966. Pp.[xxxvi]+[508].



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COLLINS (Wilkie). Le Secret. Roman anglais Traduit avec l'autorisation de l'auteur Par Old Nick. Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie, Boulevard Saint-Germain, 79, 1872. Tous droits réservés. Post 8vo; half-title present; pp.[iv]+392 (including dedication leaf, and table at end); binder's blank at end; binder's brown fine buckram, ruled, lettered, and blocked gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Nice copy.

This first translation into French of Collins earliest sensation novel, ‘The Dead Secret', was originally published in Paris in 1858, the year after the English first edition. The present copy is paginated the same as that, and is probably printed from the same plates.‘Old Nick' was the pseudonym of P.E.D. Forgues. British Library copy (of the 1858 printing) only on COPAC.

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COLLINS (Wilkie). Hide and seek; Or, The mystery of Mary Grice. A new edition. Richard Butterworth & Co., 16-17, Devonshire Square, N.D. [c.1890]; final blank, serving as pastedown; apple green cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover and spine. Covers slightly marked; front free end-paper lacking; poor quality paper lightly embrowned; otherwise a nice copy.



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COLLINS (Wilkie). Heart & Science. Chatto & Windus, 1917. Publisher's catalogue at end dated ‘10/16'; purple cloth, lettered yellow on front cover and spine. Spine and edges of covers faded; cloth of back joint neatly restored; catalogue embrowned; text fine. No dust-wrapper.



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[CONNOLLY (Cyril).]. Friends of promise: Cyril Connolly And the world of Horizon. By Michael Shelden. Hamish Hamilton, 1989. Double med.16mo; blank before half-title, two at end; four double-sided half-tone plates; pp.[2]+xii+254+[iv]; dull brown fine cloth-textured boards, downlettered and blocked with publisher's initials device gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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[CONRAD (Joseph).]. Conrad and The human dilemma. By Christopher Cooper. 1970, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; pp.160.

Concentrates on ‘The Secret Agent', ‘Under Western Eyes', and ‘Nostromo'.

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[CONRAD (Joseph).]. Conrad In the nineteenth century. [by] Ian Watt. 1980, Chatto & Windus, London. Large double med.16mo; blank before half-title; pp.[2]+[xviii]+375+[i (blank)]; grey-brown boards, lettered gilt on spine. Boards a trifle bruised; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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COOKE (P.J.). A handbook Of the Drama Its philosophy and teaching. By P.J. Cooke, Lecturer in Elocution and the Drama to the Battersea Polytechnic; the London College of Music, Science and Art; Highbury Institute, &c., &c. With a chapter On the Law of Copyright in its relation to Dramatic Works By Edmond Browne, Barrister-at-Law of the Middle Temple. The Roxburghe Press, 3, Victoria Street, Westminster, N.D. [1895]. Half-title not called for; photogravure portrait frontispiece on art paper, with tissue guard; title-page printed in green; pp.[viii]+160; publisher's 34pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end, dated 1895; light red art buckram, lettered and pictorially blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers faced black. Slight marking to covers; otherwise a nice copy.

Dedicated to Sir Henry Irving. An "endeavour to put forth certain facts which the author believes will be of advantage and utility to the embryo dramatic author, critic and playgoer" - author's Preface. The first issue, later copies being in green cloth and without the cover illustration: the later standard binding of the Roxburghe Press.

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COOMBES (H.). Literature And criticism. 1953, Chatto & Windus. Pp.190+[ii (blank)]; red boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine.

Chapters on Rhythm, Rhyme, Imagery, Poetic Thought, Feeling, and Diction.

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COOMBES (H.). Literature And criticism. 1953, Chatto & Windus. Pp.190+[ii (blank)]; red boards blocked and lettered white on spine. No dust-wrapper.

Chapters on Rhythm, Rhyme, Imagery, Poetic Thought, Feeling, and Diction.

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[COOPER (J. Fenimore).]. The prairie: A tale. By the author of "The Pioneers," and "The Last of the Mohicans." Liverpool: Adam Clarke Baynes; London: Baynes & Son, and J. Chidley, 1839. 12mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.412; green small diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers coated yellow. Cloth very slightly rubbed on sides; otherwise a fine copy.

Possibly the first Liverpool edition, and from a very small publisher: but printed in Glasgow. This edition not listed by Blanck. Originally printed in three volumes in 1827. A very pleasant period piece, printed on toned paper.

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COOPER (J. Fenimore). The Deerslayer. A Tale. Manchester: John Heywood, N.D. [?c.1890]. Diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled and blocked blind, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled blind, lettered gilt, blocked and lettered gilt on brown glazed panel, on front cover; end-papers printed with pattern of peacock's feathers in light brown: all in series style.

A specimen of an uncommon provincially published collected edition of the novels: printed in Edinburgh.

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CRABB (James). The Gipsies' advocate; Or, Observations On the Origin, character, manners, and habits Of The English Gipsies: To which are added, Many interesting anecdotes, On the Success that has attended the plans of several Benevolent individuals, who anxiously Desire their conversion to God. Second edition. Lindsay and Co., 1831. Modern cloth.



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[CRABBE (George).]. The poetry of Crabbe. [By] Lilian Haddakin. 1955, Chatto & Windus. Pp.[176].



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CRAIG (David, Organising Tutor, Workers' Educational Association, North Yorkshire). Scottish Literature And the Scottish People 1680 - 1830. 1961, Chatto & Windus. Demy 16mo; pp.[340]; brownish red cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine.



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CRUTCHLEY (Brooke). To be a printer. The Bodley Head, 1980. Double demy 16mo; pp.[192]; illustrations on text-paper.

The author was for many years printer to the University of Cambridge.

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[DANTE]. The ladder Of vision: A study of Dante's comedy By Irma Brandeis. 1960, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; two blanks before half-title, two at end; pp.[iv]+[212]+[iv]; pinkish-red rough buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Dust-wrapper slightly frayed, otherwise fine.



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DARWIN (Bernard). The World That Fred Made: An autobiography. 1955, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; eight half-tone plates; pp.256; bright marina green cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Cloth of spine slightly faded and with small tear at head; otherwise a fine copy.



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