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.

DAVIDSON (Mildred). The Poetry is in The Pity. 1972, Chatto & Windus. Extra cr.8vo; pp.160; black cloth-textured boards lettered gilt down and on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

English war and anti-war poets, 1914-1945.

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DAVIE (Donald). Purity of diction In English verse. [by] Donald Davie, Lecturer in English at Trinity College Dublin. 1952, Chatto & Windus. Two blanks at end; pp.viii+211+[i (printer's imprint)]+[iv]; mottled blue-grey cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine.

Deals in particular with Charles Wesley, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Hopkins, Landor, Gray and Parnell.

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DAVY (Charles). Words in The mind: Exploring some effects of Poetry, English and French. 1965, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; final blank; pp.178+[ii]; brown cloth-textured boards, ruled, blocked and lettered gilt on spine.



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DEANS (R. Storry of Gray's Inn, Barrister-at-Law). Notable Trials: Romances of the Law courts. Illustrated with eight Full-page plates. Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York And Melbourne, 1906, all rights reserved. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; title-page and headings of first gathering printed in vermilion and black; integral blank followed by publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue at end, coded 6 G-9.06; pp.[xvi]+349+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; vertically ribbed cerise cloth, ruled blind on front cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Nice copy, without a dust-wrapper.

Trials of Madelaine Smith; Joan Pery and her sons; the "Manchester Martyrs": Allen, Larkin, O'Brien, Shore, and Maguire; Michael Barrett and others; Dame Alice lisle; Dr. Pritchard; the Bishop of Rochester; Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat; Palmer the poisoner; John Horne Tooke; Charles Peace; Hampden; Captain Green and others; Lord Mohun; Courvoisier; etc., etc.

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[DE BEAUVOIR (Simone).]. [Par] Claude Francis Et Fernande Gontier: Simone de Beauvoir. Librairie Academique Perrin, 8, rue Garanciere, Paris, 1985. Demy 8vo format, perfect bound; eight double-sided plates; pp.416; card wrappers; issued without a dust-wrapper.

The first biography of Simone de Beauvoir.

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[DEFOE (Daniel).]. Crime and Defoe: A New Kind of Writing. [by] Lincoln B. Faller, Professor of English, University of Michigan. Cambridge University Press, 1993. Double med.16mo; final blank; pp.[xx]+263+[iii]; deep green cloth-textured boards, panelled black, down-lettered within ruled box, gilt, on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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[DEFOE (Daniel).]. A Defoe Companion [by] J.R. Hammond. Barnes & Noble Books, 1993. Demy 8vo; pp.[xii]+151+[v (blank)]; black cloth-textured boards, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First American edition of a book published by Macmillan in England in the same year. A volume in Macmillan's ‘Literary Companion' series.

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[DE SEVIGNE (Mme.).]. Madame de Sevigne: A Life and Letters [by] Frances Mossiker. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1983. Roy.8vo format, perfect bound; uncut fore-edges; pp.[xx (paged xviii)]+[540].



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DICKENS (Charles). The Life and adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit. With illustrations by Phiz. London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, N.D. [c.1850]. half-title present; engraved frontispiece, vignette title-page with tissue guard, and thirty-eight plates; fourteen line Errata leaf follows List of Plates; pp.[xvi]+624; contemporary half green morocco, spine with four raised bands, ruled, tooled, and lettered gilt, ruled blind, matching marbled sides, edges, and end-papers. A little very light rubbing to morocco, and one or two scattered light fox-spots, but a nice copy.

A late impression from the original plates, differing from the original only by the absence of a date on the engraved and letterpress title pages, and a change in the publisher's address. No dustwrapper.

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DICKENS (Charles). The letters Of Charles Dickens. Edited by His sister-in-law and his eldest daughter. In Two Volumes. Vol.I. 1833 to 1856 [II. 1857 to 1870]. Second edition - fifth thousand. London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1880. (The Right of Translation is Reserved.) 2 Vols., demy 8vo; two facsilime signatures in volume one; one facsimile signature, plus 3pp. facsimile letters (including a further signature and initials) in volume two; other small facsimiles in text in both volumes; pp.[xii]+463+[i (blank)]; [iv]+464; 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements followed by 32pp. publisher's Catalogue dated November, 1879, at end of volume two; pinkish maroon fine morocco cloth, blocked black on sides, lettered gilt on front cover, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Slight wear to extremities of spines, and cloth of spines a little dull and faded; otherwise a nice copy.

Published in the same year as the first edition, and apparently identical with it. A third volume was added in 1882, in which year also a two volume ‘complete' edition was published. CBEL, III, p.449

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. The Childhood and youth Of Charles Dickens. With retrospective notes, and elucidations, From his books and letters. By Robert Langton. Hutchinson & Co., 25, Paternoster Square, 1891. Frontispiece with tissue guard and numerous illustrations on text-paper. Neat restoration to cloth at head of spine; front end-papers strengthened; otherwise a very nice copy.

The first printing of the revised and enlarged edition, preceded by a small edition printed for private circulation in 1883.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. The Childhood and youth Of Charles Dickens. With retrospective notes, and elucidations, From his books and letters. By Robert Langton. Hutchinson & Co., 25, Paternoster Square, 1912. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard; numerous other illustrations on text-paper. Fine copy.

The first printing of the 1912 edition differing in minor respects from the 1891 edition, and including a brief biographical sketch of the author, who died in 1900.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. The Childhood and youth Of Charles Dickens. With retrospective notes, and elucidations, From his books and letters. By Robert Langton. Hutchinson & Co., 25, Paternoster Square, 1912. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard; numerous other illustrations on text-paper. Covers slightly darkened, frontispiece water-stained, and some foxing of prelims.; otherwise a nice copy; no dust-wrapper.

The first printing of the 1912 edition differing in minor respects from the 1891 edition, and including a brief biographical sketch of the author, who died in 1900.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. Clues to Dickens's "Mystery of Edwin Drood". By J. Cuming Walters. London: Chapman & Hall Ltd.; London and Manchester: John Heywood, 1905. Post 8vo; two plates; pp.116; green flecked with light green cloth, ruled and lettered black on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy; no dust-wrapper.

No dust-wrapper.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. Phases of Dickens: The man, his message, And his mission. By J. Cuming Walters. With portrait. Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1911. Portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; pp.xxiv+288; dark green buckram, ruled blind, blocked and dated gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Damp-mark on back cover; cloth of spine bubbled; ownership rubber stamp on end-paper, and upper margin of half-title and title pages; otherwise a nice copy.

No dust-wrapper.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. The problem of ‘Edwin Drood': A study in the methods of Dickens. By W. Robertson Nicoll. Hodder and Stoughton, N.D. [1912]. Lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title; frontispiece with tissue guard; pp[2]+xviii+212; light brown coarse buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Very nice copy.

Includes a bibliographical check-list of Droodiana by B.W. Matz. No dust-wrapper.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. A great Mystery solved: Being a continuation of and conclusion to "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" (The unfinished work of Charles Dickens). By Gillan Vase [Elizabeth Newton]. Edited by Shirley Byron Jevons. Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., N.D. [1914]. Pp.[xvi]+302; blue rough fine buckram, ruled blind, blocked and lettered pale green, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Portrait of the author lightly tipped on to verso of half-title; otherwise a nice copy.

Originally published in three volumes in 1878, the present edition, the first in one volume, carries a condensed text, edited down to exclude all material not directly relevant to Dickens's book. No dust-wrapper.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. The mystery in the Drood family. By Montagu Saunders. Cambridge: At the University Press, 1914. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[2]+[xiv]+[160]; olive buckram, paper spine label. Near fine copy.

No dust-wrapper.

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DICKENS (Charles). Miscellaneous papers From ‘The Morning Chronicle,' ‘The Daily News' ‘The Examiner,' ‘Household Words' ‘All The Year Round,' etc. With 15 illustrations by George Cruikshank, E.M. Ward, R.A.; T.W. Brown Louis Haghe, Ph.Benoist, John Leech, Eugene Lami And from contemporary prints And an introduction By B.W. Matz. Chapman & Hall, Ltd., 1914. Demy 8vo; half-tone frontispiece and fourteen plates, some in line; pp.[xx]+736; bevelled cerise coarse buckram blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Corner of back cover chewed; otherwise nice.

Second edition, this collection having originally apeared as a volume in the National Edition in 1908. The present volume was issued as part of the Universal Edition. Both editions are uncommon - especially as detached volumes.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. The inns & taverns Of "Pickwick"; With some observations on Their other asociations. By B.W. Matz, Editor of "The Dickensian". With thirty-one illustrations by C.G. Harper, L. Walker Arch, and from old prints and photographs. With map. Cecil Palmer, Oakley House, Bloomsbury Street, 1922. Cloth worn at upper corner of spine, and some fading of covers; front end-papers cracked; otherwise in general nice.

No dust-wrapper. The second edition. First published in 1921.

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[DICKENS (Charles).] Dickens' Mystery of Edwin Drood Completed by A Loyal Dickensian. The Blackfriars Press Ltd., 32 Furnival Street, Holborn, London, E.C.4, And at 17-23 Albion Street, Leicester, 1925. Demy 8vo; two blanks before half title, serving as end-papers; imprint leaf followed by two blanks serving as end-papers, at end; facsimile frontispiece on green paper; pp.[viii]+262+[vi]; dull light red linen-grain boards, ruled black on front cover and spine, blocked and lettered black on spine. Slight wear to tail of spine, and boards very slightly faded; light foxing of end-papers; otherwise a very nice copy in badly chipped dust-wrapper.

Apparently a secondary issue, the binding and dust-wrapper bearing the imprint of The C.W. Daniel Company, Graham House, Tudor Street, London, E.C.4.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. The Dickens Advertiser: A collection of the advertisements in the Original parts of novels by Charles Dickens. Edited by Bernard Darwin. Elkin Mathews & Marrot, 1930. Med.8vo; pp.[viii]+208; pale green buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, lettered black up spine. Slight fading of spine; extra illustration tipped in as frontispiece; otherwise a fine copy.



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[DICKENS (Charles).]. John Jasper's Gatehouse By Edwin Harris. A sequel to The unfinished novel "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" By Charles Dickens. Mackays Limited, Publishers, Eastgate, Rochester, [Kent], June, 1931. Frontispiece on text-paper, included in the pagination; two blanks before half-title, serving as end-papers; integral advertisement leaf followed by two blanks serving as end-papers at end; pp.[iv]+246+[vi]; marina blue buckram, ruled and lettered black on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on spine. Fine copy in slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.



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[DICKENS (Charles).]. John Jasper's Gatehouse By Edwin Harris. A sequel to The unfinished novel "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" By Charles Dickens. Mackays Limited, Publishers, Eastgate, Rochester, [Kent], September, 1932. Frontispiece on text-paper, included in the pagination; two blanks before half-title, serving as end-papers; integral advertisement leaf followed by two blanks serving as end-papers at end; pp.[iv]+246+[vi]; light green glazed linen, ruled and lettered black on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on spine. Some fading of covers; otherwise a fine copy.

Second edition, first binding. Signed by the author on the title-page. No dust-wrapper.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. John Jasper's Gatehouse By Edwin Harris. A sequel to The unfinished novel "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" By Charles Dickens. Mackays Limited, Publishers, Eastgate, Rochester, [Kent], September, 1932. Frontispiece on text-paper, included in the pagination; two blanks before half-title, serving as end-papers; integral advertisement leaf followed by two blanks serving as end-papers at end; pp.[iv]+246+[vi]; orange-red buckram over thin boards, lettered black on front cover, blocked and lettered black on spine. Slight fading of spine; otherwise a fine copy, in chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

Second edition, second binding.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. Epilogue. By Bruce Graeme. Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., N.D. [1933]. Sm.post 8vo; blank before half-title; blank, followed by publisher's inserted 56pp. catalogue on text paper, dated Autumn 1933; light brown linen-patterned cloth blocked with W.H. Smith's device and lettered black on front cover, lettered black on spine. Illustrated front panel of Youngman Carter's mock-Cruikshank dust-wrapper laid on to front paste-down; otherwise a fine copy.

Remainder issue, bound up for sale by W.H. Smith. A solution to ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood'.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. Dickens And daughter By Gladys Storey. Frederick Muller Ltd., 1939. Portrait frontispiece, and fifteen plates; facsimiles on text-paper; pp.236. Small private ownership stamp on upper margin of title-page.

Loosely laid in is a ‘Dickensian' postcard from a member of the Dickens family, together with a small sepia photograph.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. Charles Dickens 1812 - 1870 [by] Una Pope-Hennessy. 1945, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece; seven double-sided plates; other illustrations in the text; pp.xii+476; red cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.grey. Fine copy in slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.

Second impression in the same year as the first.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. London homes Of Dickens. By Frank Green, F.R.Hist.S. With an Introduction by Walter Dexter. Illustrated by Charles Pearce. W. & R. Chambers, Ltd., London and Edinburgh, N.D. [c.1935]. Cr.8vo format, 56pp., sewn as a single gathering; two blanks before half-title, three at end, serving as end-papers; paginated [iv]+[ii (half-title)]+44+[vi]; scarlet morocco-grain boards, flat spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover. Fine copy.

Presentation copy from the illustrator, with his signed holograph inscription on the front paste-down. An interesting little book, with pictures of all of the London houses in which Dickens lived (many of them no longer extant).

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. Dickens: from Pickwick To Dombey By Steven Marcus, Associate Professor of English, Columbia University. 1965, Chatto & Windus, London. Double demy 16mo; pp.389+[i (blank)]; dark grey-green cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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[DICKENS (Charles).]. Love and Property in the Novels of Dickens By Ross H. Dabney. 1967, Chatto & Windus. Pp.176; dark dull green boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine.



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[DICKENS (Charles)]. The first editions Of the writings Of Charles Dickens, Their points and values: A Bibliography By John C. Eckel Revised and enlarged. With illustrations And facsimiles. Haskell House Publishers Ltd, New York, 1972. Double demy 16mo; numerous facsimiles on text-paper; 6pp. blank but for heading ‘Notes' followed by two blank leaves at end; pp.[xviii]+272+[x]; pink cloth blocked with publisher's device and downlettered black on spine. Possibly issued without a dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 750 numbered copies. A reprint of the 1932 revision of Eckel's 1913 Bibliography, which was also limited to 750 copies.

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DICKSON (Lovat). The House of words. Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1963. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece; pp.[viii]+304. No dust-wrapper.

Publishing memoirs. The second volume of Lovat Dickson's autobiography.

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[DILKE (Lady).]. Lady Dilke: A Biography By Betty Askwith. 1969, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece and three double-sided plates; pp.[x]+246; reddish-brown cloth-textured boards, ruled, block, and lettered gilt, panelled green, on spine. Publisher's Production Office rubber stamp on front paste-down, and light pencilled markings of errata in text; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

In view of the errata, possibly a pre-production copy. The dust-wrapper is interesting, since it reproduces the frontispiece painting, but in colour. Lady Dilke's first husband was Mark Pattison, and the volume contains a good deal of information drawn from correspondence and diaries. Pattison and his wife are also said to have been the originals of Edward Casaubon and Dorothea Brooke in George Eliot's Middlemarch.

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DONOGHUE (Denis). Thieves of Fire. Faber & Faber, 1973. Pp.144.

Milton, Blake, Melville, and Lawrence. The 1972 T.S. Eliot Memorial Lectures at the University of Kent.

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DOSTOEVSKY (Fyodor). The Notebooks for A Raw Youth. Edited and with an Introduction by Edward Wasiolek. Translated by Victor Terras. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1969. Lge.med.8vo; pp.vi+570; illustrations on text-paper.

The first publication of these notebooks.

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[DOSTOEVSKY (Fyodor).]. Dostoevsky: Essays and Perspectives [by] Robert Lord. 1970, Chatto & Windus. Double demy 16mo; pp.[xviii]+254.

A publisher's slip loosely laid in gives the following information, which would be useful if only the book were a modern first! Publication date: 16.4.70. Printed: 3500 (1560 USA). Subscribed: 751. Free list: 93.

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[DOSTOEVSKY (Fyodor).]. Dostoevsky: Essays and Perspectives [by] Robert Lord. 1970, Chatto & Windus. Double demy 16mo; pp.[xviii]+254.



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DOUBLE CROWN CLUB. [Cover title:] Fiftieth year of the Double Crown Club: Holbrook Jackson. [Menu for the 226th Dinner of The Double Crown Club,] 31 October 1974. Extra cr.8vo, one half-sheet cream laid paper with one wood-engraved vignette, sewn into plain brown laid card cover, cut flush, with large folding self-wrapper of cream laid paper, printed in red and black. Very nice copy.

The wrapper contains the menu, etc., for this dinner; the text consists of a facsimile of the Club's first menu of October, 31st, 1924.

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DOUBLE CROWN CLUB. Roll of Members, Together with the List of Dinners since 1924 & the Club Rules. Privately Printed, 1974. Narrow extra cr.8vo in half-sheets; vignette on title; pp.35+[i (colophon)]; green cloth blocked wioth club monogram device gilt on blind panel on front cover, lettered gilt down spine; light green laid end-papers. Very nice copy. Issued without a dust-wrapper.

From the library of Desmond Flower, with his small engraved book-label on the front paste-down. Includes the 19th edition of the Rules of the club. One of only 130 copies printed by W & J Mackay Ltd, Lordswood, Chatham, Kent in June 1974.

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DOWDEN (George). Letters To English poets: Paul Evans; Dave & Tina Cunliffe; Edward Lucie-Smith; Brian Patten; Paul Mathews; Mike Armstrong. And two characteristic reviews: Jeff Nuttall; Lee Harwood. Book No.1, Rain Press, 1967. Single leaves of various colours, lge.post 4to, mimeographed, wire stabbed into yellow card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front cover in black; pp.[iv]+58; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the inside front cover.

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Du BOIS (W.E.B.). The Art And Imagination Of W.E.B. Du Bois [by] Arnold Rampersad. Schocken Books, New York, 1990. Med. 8vo format, perfect bound; three illustrations on double spread title-page; pp.[xii]+323+[i (biographical note leaf)]; cream coated wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black, green, and lilac; issued without end-papers.

A slightly altered version of a book originally published by the Harvard University Press in 1976.

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EAGLETON (Terry). Exiles and émigrés: Studies in Modern Literature. 1970, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; pp.227+[i (blank)].

Conrad, Evelyn Waugh, Orwell, Graham Greene, T.S. Eliot, Auden, D.H. Lawrence.

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EDWARDS (Thomas R.). Imagination and Power: a study of Poetry on public themes By Thomas R. Edwards. 1971, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; final blank; pp.[x]+232+[ii]; scarlet fine cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly nicked dust-wrapper.

Marlowe, Shakespeare, Milton, Samuel Butler, Spenser, Marvell, Dryden, Pope, Goldsmith, Blake, Eliot, Yeats, auden, Lowell, etc.

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[ELIOT (George).]. The art of George Eliot [by] W.J. Harvey. 1969, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; pp.254.



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[ELIOT (T.S.).]. T.S. Eliot And The lay reader. The Fortune Press, 15 Belgrave Road, London, S.W.1, 1946. Double cr.16mo; blank before title-page; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.[96]. A set of unbound sheets, uncut, unopened, sewn ready for casing.

Second Edition, considerably extended and enlarged, of a book originally issued in 1944. Eliot read through the text before publication, and the book is important for the amendments he made to the text, and for the series of notes and references which he provided, and which are here incorporated either as footnotes or notes at the ends of the chapters.

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[ELIOT (T.S.).]. The Achievement of T.S. Eliot: An Essay on the Nature of Poetry [by] F.O. Matthiessen. 1947, Oxford University Press, New York. Pp.xviii+202.

A revised and enlarged edition of a book originally published in 1935, here provided with a new additional Preface.

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[ELIOT (T.S.).]. T.S. Eliot: A study of his Writings by Several hands. Edited by B. Rajan. Focus three. Denis Dobson Ltd., 1947. Portrait f'piece; pp.156.

Contributors include Cleanth Brooks, Helen Gardner, Philip Wheelright, Anne Ridler, M.C. Bradbrook, and Wolf Mankowitz. At the end is an informative check-list of Eliot's writings.

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[ELIOT (T.S.).]. T.S. Eliot: The man and his work. A Critical Evaluation by Twenty-six Distinguished Writers Edited by Allen Tate. A Seymour Lawrence Book, Delacorte Press, New York, 1966. Short double demy 16mo; blank before half-title, three at end; pp.[x (paged [viii])+400+[vi]; reddish brown rough cloth, ruled black, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, publisher's monogram black on spine; t.e. yellow, brown and yellow head and tail bands; bright caramel end-papers. Very slight fading of spine; otherwise a fine copy in slightly torn and frayed dust-wrapper.

Contributors include I.A. Richards, Herbert Read, Stephen Spender, Bonamy Dobree, Ezra Pound, C. Day Lewis, John Crowe Ransom, Helen Gardner, Robert Speaight, Conrad Aiken, Frank Kermode, G. Wilson Knight, Mario Praz, Cleanth Brooks, Janet Adam Smith, Robert Giroux, B. Rajan, Neville Braybrooke, and Allen Tate.

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[ELIOT (T.S.).]. Robert Sencourt: T.S. Eliot, A Memoir. Edited by Donald Adamson. Garnstone Press, 1971. Eight double-sided plates; pp.[192].



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[ELIOT (T.S.).]. The waste land From Ur to Echt By Harry Levin. Printed at Christmas, 1972, for The friends of Elena & Harry Levin, Ann & J. Laughlin, and New Directions. One gathering, including text-paper wrappers, super roy.16mo, wire-stitched; issued without dust-wrapper.

The first publication in English of an essay written originally for a Spanish language magazine.

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[EMERSON (Ralph Waldo).]. Emerson and Others By Van Wyck Brooks. Jonathan Cape Ltd., [1927]. Pp.[iv]+250.

Emerson; Yeats; Randolph Bourne; Ambrose Bierce; Melville; Upton Sinclair; etc. Loosely laid in, as issued, is a 4pp. 16mo advertisement for Samuel Butler's Works.

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EMPSON (William). Collected Poems. 1969, Chatto and Windus, London. Demy 8vo; pp.[x]+3-119+[i (blank)]; scarlet cloth-textured boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The fourth impression of a title published originally in 1955. The odd pagination as here given results from the fact that though the prelims. are unpaged, it is impossible to regard the last leaf of the Contents as constituting pp.[1-2] of the text!

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65th Year of Issue: The English Catalogue Of Books For 1901. Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Limited, 1902. Roy.8vo; pp.238; buff buckram, ruled, blocked and lettered red. Small snag in spine, and covers a little dusty; otherwise a nice copy; no dust-wrapper.

An invaluable reference work, now hard to find.

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67th Year of Issue: The English Catalogue Of Books For 1903. Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Limited, 1904. Roy.8vo; pp.286; tan buckram, ruled, blocked and lettered black. Nice copy; no dust-wrapper.

An invaluable reference work, now hard to find.

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70th Year of Issue: The English Catalogue Of Books For 1906. Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Limited, 1907. Roy.8vo; pp.312; tan buckram, ruled, blocked and lettered black. Cloth of joints splitting; text nice; no dust-wrapper.

An invaluable reference work, now hard to find.

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FABES (Gilbert H.) and FOYLE (William A.). Modern first editions: Points and values. (Second series). W. and G. Foyle Ltd., "At the Sign of the Trefoile", London, June 1931. Demy 8vo; final blank; pp.[xx]+93+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; black rough buckram blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Nice copy.

Barrie, Coppard, de la Mare, Douglas, Flecker, Graves, Hanley, Shane Leslie, Ledwidge, Walpole, Wells, etc. (60 authors in all), recording points, frequently, notes at the time of issue. Printed on hand-made paper, and limited to 1,000 copies.

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FAULKNER (William). Light in August. The Modern Readers Series, No Place [U.S.A.], N.D. [?c.1940]. Vignette title-page; green cloth blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Spine faded, and covers slightly marked; otherwise a very nice copy.

Reprinted from the first issue of the 1932 first edition, complete with the reading Jefferson for Mottstown at l.1, p.340.

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[FAULKNER (William).]. [By] Michael Millgate: The achievement of William Faulkner. Constable, 1966. Demy 8vo; final blank; pp.[xiv]+344+[ii]. Dust wrapper torn and repaired on verso of back panel with ghost tape.



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[FAULKNER (William).]. Faulkner: A biography By Joseph Blotner. Volume One [Two]. Random House, New York, 1974. 2 Vols., sm.double roy.8vo; numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.[2]+[xvi]+[910]+[127 (notes)]+[1 (blank)]; [x]+[911]-1846+[128]-[272 (Notes, Index, and biographical note on Blotner)]; slip-case; issued without dust-wrappers.



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FEHL (Noah Edward). History And Society. Chung Chi Publications, Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1964. F'cap 4to format; pp.[xvi]+[442].

An attempt to bring historiography in China, Israel, Ancient Greece, and Europe together in one single comparative study, including excerpts from the writings of the major thinkers dealt with.

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[FENOLLOSA (Ernest).]. Fenollosa And His circle. With Other Essays in Biography. By Van Wyck Brooks. E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York, 1962. Pp.[xii]+[324].

Fenollosa, Henry Adams, La Farge, Hearn, etc.; Fanny Wright; John Lloyd Stephens; George Catlin; Charles Wilkes; Charles Godfrey Leland; Maurice Prendergast; Randolph Bourne.

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FIELDING (Henry, Esq.). The History Of Tom Jones, A Foundling. Volume I [II; III]. Edinburgh: Printed for Alexander Donaldson. Sold at his Shops, No.48, East corner of St. Paul's Church-yard, London; and at Edinburgh, 1774. 3 Vols., complete, 12mo in half-sheets; half-titles present in volumes one and three only, lacking in volume two; pp.xxiv+363+[i (blank)]; [iii] - xii+349+[i (blank); viii+267+[i (blank)]; later half sprinkled calf, matching marbled sides and end-papers, ruled blind, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. yellow. Slight silver-fish damage to spine of volume three affecting only the surface of the calf; large corner torn from Gg6 in volume one, with loss of about forty-five words in all; otherwise a very nice set of an early edition in a very good facsimile of a contemporary binding (certainly later, however, because of the binder's blanks). A cheap copy for the reason given.



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FINLEY (M.I., Professor Emeritus of Ancient History in the University of Cambridge). Economy and society In ancient Greece. Edited with an introduction by Brent D. Shaw And Richard P. Saller. 1981, Chatto & Windus, London. Double demy 16mo; pp.xxvi+326; sky-blue cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Published at £15.00.

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FIRBANK (Thomas). Guild Books No. C6: I bought a Mountain By Thomas Firbank. Published for The British Publishers Guild By AB Ljus Förlag, Stockholm, 1944. Narrow globe 8vo; pp.260; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in brown and black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First Guild Books edition of a book published originally by George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd. in August 1940. Loosely laid in a a compliments slip from Lyle Blair of the Publishers Guild to ‘Mrs. N. Smallwood' of Chatto & Windus.

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FISHER (Margery). Intent upon Reading: A critical appraisal of modern Fiction for children. Brockhampton Press, Leicester, 1967. Pp.416.

A reprint of the revised and enlarged Second Edition of 1964. The book was first published in 1961.

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[FITZGERALD (F. Scott).]. Fool For Love: F. Scott Fitzgerald By Scott Donaldson. Congdon & Weed, Inc., New York, 1983. Lge.med.8vo format, perfect bound; numerous illustrations on text paper; pp.[xii]+262.



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FLAUBERT (Gustave). The first temptation Of Saint Anthony. Being a translation into English by Rene Francis From the 1849-1856 manuscripts Edited by Louis Bertrand. New edition illustrated from drawings by Katherine Low. Duckworth and Co, 1915. Quarter canvas, green boards; photogravure portrait frontispiece, from a photograph; eleven plates; title-page printed in grey-green and black; pp.[viii]+ [273]. Boards worn at corners and somewhat marked; one plate coloured by a child; title-page embrowned; frontispiece foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 625 copies for England and America.

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[FLETCHER (John).]. The John Fletcher Plays [by] Clifford Leech Professor of English in the University of Durham. 1962, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[2]+[x]+[180]; brown cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Norah Smallwood's copy, with her signature on the front end-paper. Norah Smallwood was Clifford Leech's editor at Chatto & Windus.

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FOAKES (R.A.). The romantic Assertion: A Study in the Language Of Nineteenth Century Poetry. Methuen & Co Ltd, 1958. Pp.186.



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FOOT (Michael). Debts Of Honour. Davis Poynter Limited, 1980. Double med.16mo; pp.240.

Essays on Hazlitt, Benjamin Disraeli, Bertrand Russell, Ignazio Silone, Thomas Paine, ‘Daniel Defoe, Feminist', Jonathan Swift, etc. From the library of Carmen Callil, and bearing her bookplate on the front paste-down. Presentation copy inscribed "from / Jill & Michael" on the dedication page.

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[FORD (John)]. John Ford And the drama Of his time [by] Clifford Leech, Professor of English Language and Literature in the University of Durham. 1957, Chatto & Windus. Extra cr.8vo; pp.144; Cambridge blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine.



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FORESTER (C.S.). Brown On Resolution. John Lane the Bodley Head Limited, 1930. Lge.double f'cap 16mo; blank before half-title; 8pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+272+[viii]; white glazed wrappers, cut flush, printed in full colour on front wrapper and spine, with publisher's advertisement on back wrapper; issued without end-papers. Poor quality paper lightly embrowned; otherwise a nice copy.

The third - and first paperback - edition, issued one year after the first. Very scarce.

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FORESTER (C.S.). The Captain from Connecticut. Michael Joseph Ltd., 26, Bloomsbury Street, London, W.C.1, April 1942. Pp.324; rough orange cloth blocked and lettered dull blue, lettered orange through dull blue, on spine. Ownership inscription on title-page; otherwise a fine copy.

Third printing: in a different cloth from that of the first printing of (August 1941), and printed on a thinner paper, with the result that the case is too wide for the sheets.

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FORESTER (C.S.). The Commodore. The reprint Society, London, 1946. Double cr.16mo; three blanks at end, the last serving as paste-down; maroon buckram, black leather spine label ruled, tooled, and lettered gilt; t.e. greenish-grey. Fine copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper.



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FORESTER (C.S.). Flying Colours. Michael Joseph, 1948. Marina blue cloth, ruled, blocked with publisher's device, and lettered silver, panelled black, on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

"Fourth Impression (Re-set) April 1948".

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FORESTER (C.S.). The gun: A novel. London, John Lane the Bodley Head, 1949. Double cr.16mo; pp.[vi]+290; scarlet cloth, lettered black on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.

Indian issue, the title-page rubber-stamped at foot with the price ‘R/2' and the English price clipped from the front flap of the dust-wrapper. The sixth impression (being the fifth impression of the Cheap Edition).

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FORESTER (C.S.). Payment deferred. The Bodley Head, London, 1959. Pp.188; black boards, spine with rule and down-lettering in gilt. Fine copy in dust-wrapper a little dusty on back panel.

Forester's first novel, originally published in 1926.

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FOWLER (Sydney). Four callers In Razor Street. C. & J. Temple Ltd., London, 1946. Half-title not called for; fly-title follows title leaf; pp.240; black cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Spine lettering rubbed; otherwise a very nice copy in frayed pictorial dust-wrapper, internally re-inforced.

First published by Herbert Jenkins in 1937. Hubin, p.154.

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FREEMAN (R. Austin). The mystery of Angelina Frood. Hodder and Stoughton, Limited, N.D. [1939]. Pp.320; light red fine-weave cloth blocked and lettered black on front cover and spine. Nice copy in very slightly chipped dust-wrapper internally reinforced at head of spine. Scarce in dust-wrapper.

The first printing in "The ‘Thorndyke' Library" of a book originally published in 1924, and the ‘Library Edition' (issue) published at 4/- net as against the 3/6 net of the ordinary issue. According to a publisher's label on the front cover of the present dust-wrapper this library issue is in a ‘special reinforced binding'. Volume seven in ‘"The ‘Thorndyke' Library".

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FREEMAN (R. Austin). Dr. Thorndyke's Case-book. Hodder and Stoughton, Limited London, N.D [c.1940]. Blank at end; pp.317+[iii]; diagonally fine-ribbed orange cloth, ruled and lettered black on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram black on spine. Slight wear to cloth of spine; light foxing to first and last few leaves; otherwise a very nice copy.

First printing in "The Thorndyke Library" of a book originally published in 1923, and in the more expensive reinforced ‘Library Edition' binding. Published at 4/- as against the 3/6d. of the ordinary issue.

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FREUD (Prof. Dr. Sigm.). On dreams. Only authorised English translation By M.D. Eder From the second German edition. With an introduction by W. Leslie Mackenzie. William Heinemann (Medical Books) Ltd., 1924. Fourth impression. Edges foxed.



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FROUDE (J.A.). English men of letters: Bunyan. London: Macmillan & Co., Limited, Nineteen hundred and two. Blank before half-title; title-page printed in red and black; 6pp integral advertisements at end; pp.[2]+vi+186+[vi]; red cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on flat spine. Nice copy.

Reprint of a title first issued in 1880.

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GALLIE (W.B.). A New university: A.D. Lindsay And the Keele experiment. 1960, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; two blanks at front and back, serving as end-papers; pp.[iv]+152+[iv]; black cloth-textured boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Small chip in back panel of dust-wrapper; otherwise a fine copy.



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GALLIE (W.B.). Philosophy and The historical Understanding. 1964, Chatto & Windus. Demyb 8vo; pp.236; blue cloth lettered and with short rule gilt on spine.

The title-page, in keeping with the theme, bears the publisher's large woodcut device dating from the 1870s - probably the only use of it this century!

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GARNETT (Angelica). Deceived With Kindness: A Bloomsbury childhood. A Harvest/HBJ Book, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, San Diego, New York, London, 1987. Extra cr.8vo format, perfect bound; pp.[x]+181+[i (blank)]; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black and grey; issued without a dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

First edition thus.

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GARNETT (David). Lady into fox And A man in the zoo By David Garnett, Illustrated with wood engravings By R.A. Garnett. Chatto and Windus, London, 1932. F'cap 8vo; numerous illustrations in text; imprint leaf at end, blank on recto; pp.[viii]+[190]+[ii]; dark red buckram, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and blocked blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, in series style. Fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The third impression in ‘The Phoenix Library' (the first was 1928) of two titles originally published in 1922 and 1924. ‘Lady into Fox' was awarded both the James Tate Black Memorial Prize and the Hawthorden Prize in 1923.

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GASCOIGNE (Bamber). Twentieth-century Drama. Hutchinson of London, 1962. Pp.216.

A general survey, with particular sections on Pirandello, O'Neill, Brecht, Giraudoux, Anouilh, Sartre, T.S. Eliot, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, and a final chapter on more recent playrights, including Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, Gelber, Osborne, Wesker, Pinter, etc. From the library of Carmen Callil, and bearing her signature on the front end-paper.

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[GAUTIER (Theophile).]. Theophile Gautier: His life & Times By Joanna Richardson. Max Reinhardt, 1958. Pp.336; portrait frontispiece, and four double-sided plates.



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GEORGE (Daniel). Lonely pleasures. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, London, 1954. Extra cr.8vo; pp.288; mottled old-cream cloth, blocked with publisher's initial device green, blocked and lettered silver, panelled green, on spine; t.e. green. Fine copy in slightly dusty dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy to Narah Smallwood, director of Chatto & Windus, with the author's forty-one word signed holograph presentation inscription on the front end-paper. Loosely laid in as issued is Cape's small green postcard advertisement for ‘Now & Then.

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GIBBON (Edward). The Decline and fall Of the Roman empire. An Abridgement by D.M. Low. 1968, Chatto and Windus, London. Double demy 16mo; pp.[xx]+924; fawn buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, panelled cerise, on spine; pale grey end-papers printed with maps. Fine copy in minutely chipped dust-wrapper.



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GIBERNE (Agnes). St. Austin's lodge; Or, Mr. Berkeley and his nieces. James Nisbet & Co., Limited, 21 Berners Street, 1899. Wood engraved frontispiece and three plates; publisher's 16pp. catalogue at end, on text paper; pale green linen effect cloth, ruled crimson, blocked with an art nouveau design of passion flowers in crimson, gilt, and pale green through a very dark brown panel on front cover and spine, lettered crimson and gilt on front cover, lettered, and with short rule gilt on spine. A fine copy.

The standard binding of the collected works - this being the only title we have seen with a dated title page. First published, also in one volume, in 1885.

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GILLIE (Christopher). Character In English Literature. 1965, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; pp.[206]+[ii (blank)]; dark brown cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine.

Everyman, Sir Gawain, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, DeFoe, Jane Austen, Emily Brontë, Dickens, Hardy, Joyce, etc.

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GISSING (George). The odd women. London, Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 3, adam Street, Adelphi, 1911. Blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.viii+446+[ii]; scarlet cloth ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine slightly faded and small split to cloth at head of front joint, but a nice copy nonetheless of a pleasant edition. Without the dust-wrapper.

Coustillas, 221.

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GISSING (George). Benn's Essex Library Edited by Edward G. Hawke, M.A. George Gissing: The unclassed. London: Ernest Benn Ltd., Bouverie House, Fleet Street, 1930. Double f'cap 16mo; 2pp. integral advertisements followed by blank page at end; pp.299+[ii]+[i]; brown cloth, blocked black on front cover, blocked and lettered black on spine. Fine copy.

Issued as the twenty-sixth volume in ‘Benn's Essex Library', the advertisements listing twenty-eight titles as ‘already published'. According to the advertisements, the series was ‘F'cap 8vo. Cloth, gilt back'. If this is to be trusted at all, the present issue is certainly secondary. Coustillas, 18, not mentioning the black blocking on the front cover.

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[GOETHE (Johann Wolfgang von).]. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1832/1982: A biographical essay By Peter Boerner. 1981 Inter Nationes, Bonn, [Federal Republic of Germany]. Lge.post 8vo format, perfect bound; numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.128; card self-wrappers; issued without dust-wrapper. Agent's faint rubber stamp on title-page.

Translated by Timothy Nevill and Nancy Boerner. Apparently an expansion of a book first published in German in 1964.

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GOLDRING (Douglas). South lodge: Reminiscences of Violet Hunt, Ford Madox Ford And the English Review Circle. With Illustrations. Constable & Co Ltd, 1943. Demy 8vo; frontispiece in colour and two double-sided plates; pp.[xx]+[240]. Dust-wrapper frayed.

Includes useful bibliographical check-lists of Ford Madox Ford, Violet Hunt, Mary Butts, etc.

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GORDON (George). More Companionable Books. 1947, Chatto & Windus. Two blanks before half-title; pp.[4]+[xii]+127+[i (printer's imprint)]; grey cloth, ruled, blocked and lettered gilt, panelled salmon, on spine; t.e.grey.

Essays on Pepys Diary, The Complete Angler, Boswell's Life of Johnson, Cowper's Letters, Tristram Shandy, Eothen, Charles Lamb, Don Quixote, The Pilgrim's Progress, Trollope's Autobiography, Ballads, etc., revised from Gordon's two series of broadcast talks. Gordon was Professor of Poetry at Oxford University, and also Vice-Chancellor.

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GORDON (George). The Lives of authors. 1950, Chatto and Windus. Lge.post 8vo; pp.[viii]+[208]; yellow cloth, blocked and lettered gilt, panelled scarlet, on spine.

Besides the title essay: Morgann on Falstaff; The Art and Ethics of Modern Biography; The Youth of Milton; Sir Walter Ralegh; Francis Bacon and the Revival of English Humanism; Sir Thomas Browne; St. Evremond; John Galt; The Chronicles of the Canongate; Andrew Lang; Walter Raleigh; The Cant of the Critic; Some Post-War Reflections on Literature; Robert Bridges; etc. Worth the money for the essay on Maurice Morgann alone! Gordon was Professor of Poetry at Oxford University, and also Vice-Chancellor. These essays were collected posthumously.

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GOSSE (Sir Edmund, C.B). Father and son: A study of Two temperaments. 1941, Evergreen Books, London. Blank before half/series title; 2pp. integral advertisements, followed by 3pp. blank a end; blue card wrappers, cut flush printed in green; issued without end-papers. Spine darkened, otherwise a nice copy.

Evergreen Book No.35. From the publisher's files, with their ‘Office Production Copy' label on spine.

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GOSSE (Sir Edmund, C.B). Father and son: A study of Two temperaments. 1941, Evergreen Books, London. Blank before half/series title; 2pp. integral advertisements, followed by 3pp. blank a end; blue card wrappers, cut flush printed in green; issued without end-papers. Spine darkened, otherwise a nice copy.

Evergreen Book No.35.

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[GOULD (John).]. The Dates of publication Of some of the Zoological Works Of the late John Gould, F.R.S. Compiled by Frederick Herschel Waterhouse, A.L.S., Librarian to the Zoological Society of London. London: R.H. Porter, 6 Tenterden Street, W., 1885. Med.8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[xii]+59+[i (blank)]; light brown wrappers printed on front wrapper in black; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Inked shelf-mark on upper margin of front wrapper; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

"As the whole of Mr. Gould's folio series of Zoological Works bear the dates when they were completed, without any reference to the dates and contents of the parts in which the several species were figured (with the exception of the ‘Birds of Asia' ...), and as I am afraid that before long it will be quite impossible to ascertain these dates, I thought it might be useful to record those that I have been able to obtain... Though the main object of this little book is to record the dates of Mr. Gould's Works, I trust it may also prove useful to zoologists as an Index." - author's Preface. Includes also a short Biographical Sketch of John Gould.

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GRANT (James, Esq.). The Scottish cavalier. An historical romance. By James Grant, Esq., (Late 62nd Regiment). Part first [second]. London: George Routledge and Co., Soho Square, 1851. Two Parts in one volume, f'cap 8vo; contemporary half-calf, marbled sides, spine with five raised bands, ruled and tooled gilt on spine, ruled blind on sides, red lettering- green numbering- piece; matching marbled end-papers. Slight peeling to calf of sides, and marbling rubbed; otherwise a nice copy.

First published in three volumes by Colburn in the preceeding year, and reprinted as Nos.21 and 22 of ‘Routledge's Railway Library' (Sadleir lists the series only up to No.21), the same sheets being re-issued in the same year, two Parts in one volume, as here, as No.8 of the Series ‘Routledge's Standard Novels', series designations appearing only on the boards or cloth, and not therefore here present.

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GRAY (Louisa M.). Ada and Gerty; Or, Hand in Hand Heavenward. Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1882. Half-title not called for; frontispiece on text-paper; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt and scarlet through gilt on front cover, ruled and blocked black, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers printed with leaf pattern in pale brown. Spine a little dusty, but a nice copy.

Issued as a volume in ‘The Golden Crown Series'. Originally published (outside the series) in 1874.

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GREENE (Graham). The power and The glory. The Vanguard Library, London, 1953. Double f'cap 16mo; two blanks before half-title, three at end, serving as end-papers; pp.[vi]+212+[vi]; cream and brown mixed-weave linen-effect fibreboard, panelled grey-blue, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine. Poor quality paper embrowned throughout; otherwise a fine copy in minutely chipped and slightly torn pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Edward Bawden and with a series vignette by Biro.

Issued as No.3 of ‘The Vanguard Library'. Second impression thus (the first having appeared in 1952). ‘The Vanguard Library' was a joint venture of Heinemann with Chatto & Windus, the present copy, though without signs of provenance, being from the Chatto & Windus file.

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GREENWOOD (James). The little ragamuffins Or, Outcast London. A Story of The sorrows and sufferings of the poor. Ward, Lock, and Co., N.D. [1884]. Wood-engraved frontispiece and five plates by the brothers Dalziel after ‘H.B.'; 16pp. text-paper advertisements at end; pp.viii+359+[i (blank)]; scarlet buckram blocked black, white, and gilt, lettered black, scarlet through gilt, and gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black and white, lettered black, and scarlet through gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with sea-front design in greenish grey. Poor quality paper lightly embrowned throughout; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as a volume in Ward, Lock's ‘Select Library of Fiction', a fact stated on the cover. There is no list of plates, but they face pp.72, 152, 200, 280, and [328]. New edition of a title first published in 1866.

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GRIERSON (Herbert J.C.) and SMITH (J.C.). A Critical history of English poetry. 1947, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; pp.viii+539+[i (printer's imprint)]; black cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Fine copy in torn dust-wrapper.

Second edition, revised.

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GRIERSON (Sir Herbert, LL.D., LITT.D., LITT ET PHIL.D., F.B.A.). The background of English literature, Classical & romantic, And other collected essays & addresses. Chatto and Windus, London, 1950. Blank before half-title; printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.[xii]+290+[ii]; red cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.red. Fine copy in slightly darkened dust-wrapper.

Essays on Don Quixote, Lord Byron: Arnold and Swinburne, The Metaphysical Poets, Byron and English Society, Blake and Gray, etc.

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GRIERSON (Sir Herbert J.C.). Milton & Wordsworth: Poets and Prophets. A study of their reactions To political events. 1950, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; pp.x+185+[i (printer's imprint)]; teak brown cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; very slight fading of spine; otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper slightly darkened on spine.

Second impression. First published in 1937.

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GRIERSON (Sir Herbert J.C.). Milton & Wordsworth: Poets and Prophets. A study of their reactions To political events. 1963, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; pp.x+185+[i (printer's imprint)].

Fifth impression. First published in 1937.

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[GRIFFITHS (Trevor).]. [By] Mike Poole and John Wyver. Powerplays: Trevor Griffiths in Television. BFI Publishing, 1984. B5 format, perfect bound; numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.[viii]+203+[i (blank)]; white glazed card wrappers, cut flush, printed in blackish-purple and sepia; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Blank corner of last two leaves creased; otherwise a very nice copy.



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GRUBB (Frederick). A vision of Reality: A study of liberalism In twentieth-century verse. 1965, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; final blank; pp.246+[ii]; carmine boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine.

Yeats, Eliot, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Herbert Read, Edwin Muir, Kathleen Raine, Robert Graves, William Empson, Norman Cameron, Auden, John Cornford, Dylan Thomas, Peter Porter, Thom Gunn, Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin, etc.

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GRUNDY (Sydney). Sowing the wind. An Original Play in Four Acts. Copyright 1901, by T.H. French. London: Samuel French, Ltd., Publishers, 26, Southampton St., Strand. / New York: Samuel French, Publisher, 24, West 22nd Street, N.D. [1901]. Sm.post 8vo, wire-stabbed; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[ii]+56+[ii]; salmon pink wrappers, cut flush, printed on all surfaces in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

Issued as number 2211 of French's Acting Edition (Volume 148), 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, and the publisher's addresses both having been changed. The present copy, though without signs of provenance, was at one time in the author's own file, whence it passed into the collection of the critic J.C. Trewen, from which (ultimately) it was purchased by us. CBEL, III, p.626 lists eight dramatic pieces by Grundy, noting that he wrote another ten (the figure should in fact be at least thirty): this is amongst the pieces named. The piece was first produced at the Comedy Theatre, London, on 30th September, 1893.

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GRUNDY (Sydney). The Arabian nights. A Farce in Three Acts Founded on the German of Von Moser. London, Samuel French, Ltd., Publishers, 26 Southampton Street, Strand, W.C.2 / New York, Samuel French, Publisher, 25 West 45th Street, N.D. [c.1924]. Sm.cr.8vo; advertisement on verso of half-title; pp.68; drab brown wrappers, cut flush, printed in black; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.

Issued as No. 2004 of French's acting Edition. Reprint, dated from the style and format of the book and the advertisements (which Clemence Dane's ‘Will Shakespeare' on the verso of the half-title, and Coward's ‘Hay Fever' on the wrappers).

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GRUNDY (Sydney). A marriage of convenience. Period: Louis XV. A comedy in four acts By Alexandre Dumas Adapted by Sydney Grundy. Copyright 1899, by T.H. French. London, Samuel French, Ltd., Publishers, 26 Southampton Street, Strand, W.C.2 / New York, Samuel French, Publisher, 28 West 38th Street, N.D. [c.1926]. Sm.cr.8vo; advertisement leaf at end; pp.[iv]+65+[i (blank)]+[ii]; drab brown wrappers, cut flush, printed in black; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.

Issued as No. 2154 of French's acting Edition. Reprint, dated from the style and format of the book and the advertisements (which include many for A.A. Milne's plays). Munro, p.51, lists an earlier edition.

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H. (M.). The children of The Great king. A Tale of the Crimean War. London; Hodder and Stoughton, 1885. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard on text-paper and included in the pagination; pp.192; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end; bevelled pale blue buckram, blocked dark red, gilt, and lime green, lettered dark red, gilt, and red shadowed gilt, on front cover, blocked dark red and lime green, lettered gilt, and dark red, on spine; end-papers coated blackish brown. Cloth of spine a little faded; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued here as a volume in ‘The Sunday Library for Young People'. Originally published in 1864.

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HALPERIN (John). Novelists in their Youth. Chatto & Windus, 1990. Med.8vo format, perfect bound; pp.[xii]+257+[iii (blank)]; blue cloth-textured boards, lettered gilt down spine.

Henry James, Hardy, George Gissing, Conrad, Edith Wharton, W.S. Maugham. Published at £20.00

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HAMERTON (Philip Gilbert). Human intercourse. London, Macmillan and Co., 1889. Blank before half-title; 4pp. text-paper advertisements at end, probably integral; pp.[2]+xviii+391+[i (blank)]+[iv]; black buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers faced black. Very slight rubbing to cloth at extreme head of spine, but a near-fine copy.

The fourth printing of a book first published in 1889. Dedicated ‘To the memory of Emerson'.

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HAMPSHIRE (Stuart, Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University). Modern writers And other essays. Chatto & Windus, London, 1969. Demy 8vo; final blank; pp.205+[iii]; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in red, black, and yellow; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

Auden, Joyce, Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, Sade, Wilde, Freud, Henry and William James, Bertrand Russell, Witgenstein, Dr. Zhivago, Proust, Edmund Burke, George Eliot, Hindemith, Raymond Williams, etc.

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HAMPSHIRE (Stuart, Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University). Thought And action. 1970, Chatto and Windus, London. Demy 8vo; pp.276; light brown cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. A few light pencilled notes; otherwise a nice copy in dust-wrapper.

Fourth impression of a book first published in 1959.

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HARDING (D.W., Professor of Psychology in The University of London). Experience Into words: Essays on poetry. 1963, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; pp.199+[i (blank)]; sage green cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Chapters on Donne, Blake, Coleridge, Isaac Rosenberg, T.S. Eliot (poems and plays), etc.

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HARDY (Thomas). The trumpet-major: A Tale. New and cheaper edition. London, Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Limited, 1893. Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.iv+428; dark red fine-bead-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked with Hardy's signature blind on front cover, ruled blind and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine. Nice copy, without the dust-wrapper.



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HARDY (Thomas). The Woodlanders. With a map of Wessex. London, Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1903. Blank before half-title; pp.[ii]+[vi]+[460]+[ii (map, verso blank)]+[ii (integral advertisements)]; 8pp. inserted advertisements at end dated on last page ‘10.1.03'; green cloth blocked with Hardy's monogram device gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. End-papers lightly foxed; otherwise a very nice copy, without the dust-wrapper.

Issued as Volume VII. in ‘Thomas Hardy's Works: The Wessex Novels'. Originally issued in 1887. The present printing includes the 1895 Preface.

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HARDY (Thomas). A Laodicean: A Story of To-Day. With a map of Wessex. London, Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1903. Pp.[viii]+[500]+[ii (map, verso blank)]+[ii (integral advertisements)]; 8pp. inserted advertisements at end dated on last page ‘10.2.03'; green cloth blocked with Hardy's monogram device gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Slight shelf-wear to cloth at tail of spine; label cleanly removed from front paste-down, and end-papers lightly foxed; otherwise a very nice copy, without the dust-wrapper.

Issued as Volume XI. in ‘Thomas Hardy's Works: The Wessex Novels'. Originally issued in 1881. The present printing includes the 1896 Preface.

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HARDY (Thomas). A Laodicean: A Story of To-Day. With a map of Wessex. London, Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1903. Pp.[viii]+[500]+[ii (map, verso blank)]+[ii (integral advertisements)]; 32pp.publisher's inserted catalogue at end, dated on last page ‘20.1.07'; green cloth blocked with Hardy's monogram device gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Slight damp-spotting to sides; otherwise a very nice copy, without the dust-wrapper.

Issued as Volume XI. in ‘Thomas Hardy's Works: The Wessex Novels'. Originally issued in 1881. The present printing includes the 1896 Preface.

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HARDY (Thomas). Time's Laughingstocks And other verses. Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin's Street, London, 1915. Blank before half-title; text-paper advertisement leaf followed by conjugate blank at end, almost certainly printed conjugate with the six leaves of the preliminary gathering, and thus integral; pp.[2]+x+[208]+[ii]+[2]; olive green buckram blocked with Hardy's monogram and device gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Gilt oxydised on spine and cloth of spine very slightly faded; otherwise a fine copy, without the dust-wrapper.

Except that the fore- and lower- edges are here uncut, superficially similar to the first edition of 1909, but incorporating the revisions of 1910. V. Purdy, p.150

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HARDY (Thomas). Selected poems Of Thomas Hardy. Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin's Street, London, 1916. Pott 8vo; blank and series title precede title-page; title-page with photogravure portrait of Hardy from a photograph of a (very life-like) bust by Hamo Thornycroft, R.A., with tissue guard; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[2]+[x]+214+2; blue buckram ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, blocked with series monogram and device gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Very nice copy, but without a dust-wrapper.

Second impression, in the same month as the first. A volume in the ‘Golden Treasury Series'.

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HARDY (Thomas). The dynasts: An epic-drama Of the war with Napoleon, in Three parts, nineteen acts, and One hundred and thirty-three scenes The time covered by the action Being about ten years. Parts first and second [Part third. Time's laughingstocks And other verses]. Macmillan and Co. Limited, St. Martin's Street, London, 1920. 2 Vols., demy 8vo; each volume with series title, half-title, and the title printed in red and black, with photogravure frontispiece printed in sepia, with tissue guard, and with inserted double-spread map followed by integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.xvi+404+[ii]+[ii (blank)]; xii+425+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; dark red-chocolate buckram blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Gilt oxydised, and some foxing to frontispieces; otherwise a very nice copy, but without the dust-wrappers.

Issued as volumes in the first reprint of the Wessex Edition (originally issued in 1913).

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[HARDY (Thomas).]. The Hardy country. By Charles G. Harper. Second edition Containing 100 illustrations By the author. London, Adam and Charles Black, 1911. Half-tone frontispiece, with tissue guard and nineteen plates, mostly from photographs; numerous illustrations from drawings by the author in text; series/half title precedes frontispiece; large folding map precedes Index and integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.xvi+318+[ii]; light dull blue buckram, front cover with embossed medallion frame in pale brown surrounding an onlaid sepiatone portrait of Hardy (included in the List of Illustrations). Nice copy, without a dust-wrapper.

Issued as a volume in The Pilgrimage Series. Includes a short additional Preface to the Second Edition.

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[HARDY (Thomas)]. Pages from The works of Thomas Hardy. Arranged by Ruth Head With an introduction by Henry Head, M.D., F.R.S. London, Chatto & Windus, 1922. Blank before half-title; last page bearing printer's imprint; pp.[2]+x+243+[i]; twenty-one entry Errata slip tipped in before fly-title; cerise buckram, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in rather chipped and frayed dust-wrapper (bearing a photograph of Hardy on the front, complete).

Publisher's Office Copy, bearing their sticker to this effect on the spine of the dust-wrapper.

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HARDY (Thomas). The Hand Of Ethelberta: A Comedy in Chapters. Introduction by Trevor Johnson. Wood engravings by Peter Reddick. The Folio Society, London, 1993. TOGETHER WITH: Desperate Remedies. A Novel. Introduction by Trevor Johnson. Wood engravings by Peter Reddick. The Folio Society, London, 1993. TOGETHER WITH: A Laodicean. A Story of Today. Introduction by Trevor Johnson. Wood engravings by Peter Reddick. The Folio Society, London, 1993. 3 Vols., demy 8vo; frontispiece on verso of half-title and numerous wood-engravings in the text; brown cloth (various shades) blocked in dark brown on front cover and spine, ruled blocked and lettered gilt on spine; brown and yellow head- and tail- bands; t.e. brown; light brown end-papers printed with map in dark brown. Slight marking to back cover of one volume, otherwise a fine set in the original light brown paper covered slip-case blocked in gilt.

Despite the date on the title-pages, this is the second printing of 1994. Based on the text of the Wessex Edition, though ‘The Hand of Ethelberta' incorporates a couple of minor alterations which Hardy wished to be made in reprinted of the that edition, but which were never made.

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[HARDY (Thomas).]. Hardy's Vision of man By F.R. Southerington. 1971, Chatto & Windus, London. Double demy 16mo; blank before half-title, blank at end; half-tone frontispiece and two plates; map in text; pp.[2]+[xiv]+290+[ii]; dull blue cloth-textured boards, lettered gilt on and down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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HARDY (Thomas). The Mayor Of Casterbridge. Edited with an Introduction by Dale Kramer. Oxford New York, Oxford University Press, 1987. Lge.32mo; double-spread map in text; four blanks at end; pp.lii+[404]+[viii]; dull mid-blue fine-linen-textured boards lettered and with short rule gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Originally published at £25.00 net. The first critically established text, based on a detailed study of the ms. and of Hardy's revised printed versions. Besides the lengthy Introduction and copious Explanatory Notes, includes a Chronology of Thomas Hardy and a brief Dialect Glossary.

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