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

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MALLESON (Miles). Youth: A Play in Three Acts. Hendersons, 66 Charing Cross Road, 1918. Orange wrappers, printed outside in black; uncut edges. Nice.

Second impression of a title first published in 1916

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MANDER (John). The writer And Commitment. Secker & Warburg, 1961. Double demy 16mo; two blanks at front, one at back, serving as end-papers; pp.[iv]+[216]+[ii].

Auden, Orwell, Angus Wilson, Arthur Miller, Thom Gunn, John Osborne, Arnold Wesker, etc.

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MANDEVILLE (Bernard). The Fable Of the Bees: Or, Private Vices, Publick Benefits. By Bernard Mandeville. With a Commentary Critical, Historical, and Explanatory by F.B. Kaye. The First [Second] Volume. Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1924. 2 Vols., demy 8vo; collotype facsimile frontispiece and two other collotype facsimiles in volume one, with printed tissue guards; initial blank in volume two; type facsimiles on text-paper in both volumes; woodcut head and tail-pieces and historiated initial letters passim; titles printed in red and black; pp.cxlvi+412; [viii]+481+[i (blank)]; slip listing Corrigenda in Volume II tipped in before p.[457] of that volume; light dull blue cloth ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, blocked gilt on front cover, blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Cloth of spines a little faded; ink notes on back end-paper of volume two and one fore-margin; pencilled notes on back end-papers of volume one, and one or two light pencilled notes in text; a few leaves variously embrowned by contact with slips of poor quality paper laid in (mostly newspaper cuttings), but now removed; otherwise, and in general a nice copy.

One of an issue limited to 750 copies from a total printing of 875. First edition thus.

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MANNING-SANDERS (Ruth). Folk and fairy tales from Greece. Damian And The Dragon. Illustrated by William Stobbs. Methuen Children's Books, 1973. Super roy.8vo; pp.[vi]+[202]; illustrations on text-paper.

From the library of Tage la Cour, with his bookplate on the front paste-down.

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[MANSFIELD (Katherine).]. Daughter of Time: The Life of Katherine Mansfield In Novel Form. With a [portrait] frontispiece. Constable, 1942. Pp.[ii]+[248]. Defective dust-wrapper.



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MAP (Walter). Master Walter Map's book De Nugis curialum (Courtiers' trifles) Englished by Frederick Tupper, Ph.D., Professor of English, University of Vermont And Marbury Bladen Ogle, Ph.D., Professor of Latin, University of Vermont. London, Chatto & Windus, 1924. Roy.8vo; blank before half-title; photogravure frontispiece with tissue guard; pp.[2]+xxx+363+[i (blank)]; navy blue coarse buckram blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Two leaves opened a trifle roughly; otherwise a very nice, entirely unopened, copy, without the dust-wrapper. Scarce.

The publisher's File Copy, with their small label to this effect on the spine. The first edition of this translation of a book written originally in Latin between c.1181 and 1193.

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[MARLOWE (Christopher).]. Christopher Marlowe [by] Michel Poirier, Professor of English Literature In the Sorbonne. 1951, Chatto and Windus, London. Pp.[216]; dark red cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Extremities of spine faded; otherwise a fine copy in chipped dust-wrapper.

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

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[MARLOWE (Christopher).]. Christopher Marlowe [by] Michel Poirier. 1968, Chatto and Windus. Pp.[216].

Second impression of a book first published in 1951.

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MARRYAT (Captain, R.N.). The pirate And The three cutters. Illustrated with twenty fine engravings, From drawings by Clarkson Stanfield, Esq., R.A. London: George Bell & Sons, 6, York Street, Covent Garden, 1882. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; portrait frontispiece and engraved title precede letterpress title; eighteen other plates, from steel-engravings; pp.[iv]+283+[i (printer's imprint)]; bevelled blue patterned-sand-grain cloth, blocked blind oon back cover, blocked blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, ruled gilt on spine; end-papers faced pale yellow. Slight wear to cloth at extremities of spine; otherwise a very nice copy.

A reprint of the original edition of 1836, with all of the original engravings superbly reproduced, possibly by collotype.

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MARSH (Richard). A hero of romance. Illustrated by Harold Copping. London, Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, New York and Melbourne, N.D. [1904]. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and one plate; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.317+[i (blank)]+[ii]; bevelled scarlet art-buckram lettered white on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated black. Corner of spine slightly damp-marked and white enamel more or less lacking; a little scattered foxing and marking in text; otherwise nice.

Originally published in 1900. One of Marsh's scarce juveniles: the story of a not very bright boy who ran away from school and, inevitably, fell among thieves.... Hubin, p.283, listing this title as of undetermined status. It is in fact criminous, but not detective.

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MARSHALL (Emma). Primrose; Or, The bells of old Effingham. London: James Nisbet & Co., 21 Berners Street, 1876. Imp.32mo in quarter sheets; half-title not called for; frontispiece and two inserted plates; pp.127+[i (blank)]; diagonally very fine-ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover, ruled gilt, blocked black and gilt, lettered scarlet-through-gilt, on spine, small (46mm x 31mm) full-colour glazed chromolithograph onlay on front cover; end-papers coated pale yellow. Fine copy.

First published in 1870. The present binding is unusual for its date as well as for the small size of the onlay, the restraint of which was to be lost when full-colour onlays later became more common. There is no list of plates, but they are tipped in to face pp.23 and 103.

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MASEFIELD (John). A mainsail Haul. Frontispiece by Jack B. Yeats. London, Elkin Mathews, Cork Street, 1914. Frontispiece on verso of half-title; printer's imprint leaf at end, blank on recto; pp.[viii]+189+[i (author's Note)]+[ii]; horizontally streaked pale- and light- blue cloth, ruled and lettered white on spine. Spine darkened, and white lettering pretty well vanished; internally a nice copy.

‘Third Edition (Fourth Thousand).' (Actually the second impression of the second edition). Issued in July 1914. Nelson, 1905.10 lists the first two editions, but not this printing, which in our experience is scarce.

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[MATHERS (Helen).]. Comin' thro' the rye. A Novel. Third edition. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1876. (All rights reserved). Half-title probably not called for; single inset title leaf (probably printed conjugate with the three leaves of the final gathering); pp.[ii]+502; vertical green dot-and-line-grain cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine, in series style; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated brown. Nice copy.

The second one-volume printing of a title originally published in three volumes in 1875. Issued as a volume in the series ‘Bentley's Standard Novels'.

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MATTHEWS (Honor). The Primal curse: The Myth of Cain and Abel In the Theatre. 1967, Chatto and Windus, London. Demy 8vo; final blank; half-tone frontispiece and two plates; pp.221+[iii]; black cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine.

‘A Spanish Tragedy'; Some Jacobean Revenge Plays; Ibsen; Strindberg; Sartre; Beckett; Kafka; Genet, etc.

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MATTHEWS (Honor). The Hard journey: The Myth of Man's Rebirth. 1968, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; pp.208; brown boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The Oedipus Tyrannus, Dante, Ibsen, Sartre, Camus, Kafka, Beckett, Brecht, etc..

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[MAUGHAM (W. Somerset).]. [By] Anthony Curtis. The Pattern of Maugham: A critical portrait. Hamish Hamilton, 1974. Full colour frontispiece; pp.[x]+278; green cloth-textured boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine.



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MAYHEW (Henry). London Street life: Selections from the writings of Henry Mayhew Edited with an introduction by Raymond O'Malley. Chatto & Windus, London, 1966. Numerous illustrations in text; pp.176; light sea-green cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, panelled scarlet, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; issued without a dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

Issued as a volume of the ‘Queen's Classics'. This copy was purchased by us from the publisher's file, but is without sign of provenance.

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MEISS (Millard) and BEATSON (Elizabeth H.). Les Belles Heures De Jean Duc de Berry. Thames and Hudson, London, 1974. Super Roy.8vo; 127 superbly printed full-colour plates, reproduced actual size, and thirty illustrations, mostly reduced in size, in black and white; pp.[28]+[240 (not paginated)]; blue silk-weave cloth blocked gilt on front cover, down-lettered and lettered gilt on spine; cream slip-case lettered gilt, blocked blue and gilt, and with full-colour onlay, gilt, on front panel. A virtually fine copy of a beautiful book.

From the library of Eric Quayle, with his Zennor bookplate on the front paste-down. The first edition of the American text, English issue. Printed in Paris and bound in Switzerland.

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MERCIER (Mrs. Jerome [Anne]). By the King and Queen. A story of The dawn of religion in Britain. A.R. Mobray & Co., Oxford: 106, S. Aldate's Street; London: 64 & 65, Farringdon Street, E.C., N.D. [1898]. Blank before half-title; frontispiece engraved by W.M.R. Quick; pp.[2]+[x]+140; diagonally fine-ribbed cerise cloth, blocked black, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed florally cerise. Slight fading to cloth of spine, and small scuff to front end-paper where tipped-on label has been removed; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

The second edition of a novel published originally by Rivingtons in 1886.

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[MEYNELL (Sir Francis).]. Sir Francis Meynell And the Nonesuch Press [By] Ian Rogerson. Manchester Polytechnic Library 1979. A5 format 8vo; half-tone portrait frontispiece on verso of half-title; title-page printed in brown and black; numerous marginal vignettes passim; final blank; 64pp., unpaginated; cream card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in cerise and black. One ink correction to references (v. note); otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

From the library of Desmond Flower, the ink correction being in his hand. Includes a Foreword by Alix Meynell. The volume was intended as a supplement to the Nonesuch Century and its continuation in The Book Collector.

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MILLER (Henry). Tropique Du cancer. Traduit par Paul Rivert. Preface de Henri Fluchere. Editions Denoel, Paris, 1945. Wrappers, slightly worn, and repaired at spine; no dust-wrapper; poor quality paper slightly embrowned throughout.

The trade edition.

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[MILLER (Henry).]. Le pere Miller: Essai indiscret sur Henry Miller [by] Gerald Robitaille. Eric Losfeld, Paris, 1971. Pp.[192]. Card wrappers.

Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front blank.

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[MILLER (Henry).]. Henry Miller: His world of Urania By Sidney Omarr With Foreword and Postscript by Henry Miller. 1974, Village Press. Portrait frontispiece, and one illustration; pp.112; card wrappers.

Miller's Foreword occupies pp.15-30. Possibly the first English edition.

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MILLER (Thomas). Royston Gower; Or, The days of King John. An historical romance. By Thomas Miller, Author of "Gideon Giles," "Lady Jane Grey," "Fair Rosamond," etc. London: W. Nicholson & Sons, Limited, 26, Paternoster Square, E.C., And Albion Works, Wakefield, N.D. [1886]. Sm.post 8vo; 10pp. publisher's advertisements at end; pp.390+[x]; dark blue pebble-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; yellow end-papers. Very slight darkening to gilt of spine, but a fine, crisp, copy, nonetheless.

Issued as a volume in Nicholson's ‘New Two Shilling Series', and remarkably for Nicholson, printed upon good paper and with good quality end-papers. Miller's first novel, originally published by Colburn in three volumes in 1838. A difficult Miller title to find despite it having been several times reprinted: in 1860, 1874 (Ward and Lock), and twice in 1886 (Ward, Lock, and Tyler: ‘Select Library of Fiction') as well as in the present Nicholson edition. The present printing is not recorded by COPAC. We have dated it from a listing in ‘The English Catalogue of Books'. Nield, ‘Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales', 5th edn., 307; Baker, 1932 edn., p.344: "An historical romance of Nottingham Castle and Sherwood Forest (1207 - 13)."

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[MILTON (John).]. Some graver Subject: An essay on Paradise Lost By J.B. Broadbent, Fellow of King's College, University Assistant Lecturer, Cambridge. 1960, Chatto & Windus. Double demy 16mo; half-tone frontispiece; pp.[304]; light blue cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine.

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

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[MILTON (John).]. Paradise lost & The Seventeenth Century Reader [by] B. Rajan, Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge. 1947, Chatto & Windus, London. Lge.post 8vo; pp.171+[i (printer's imprint)]; cerise buckram blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper slightly darkened on spine.



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TILLYARD (E.M.W., Litt.D., Master of Jesus College Cambridge). The Miltonic setting Past and present. 1949, Chatto & Windus. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.[xii]+208; reddish brown cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly dusty dust-wrapper.

Third impression of a book published originally in 1938.

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[MILTON (John).]. The metaphysicals And Milton By E.M.W. Tillyard, Litt.D., F.B.A., Master of Jesus College Cambridge. 1956, Chatto & Windus, London. Lge.post 8vo; pp.[viii]+88; bright brown cloth blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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[MILTON (John).]. Milton By E.M.W. Tillyard. Revised Edition. With a Preface by Phyllis B. Tillyard. 1966, Chatto & Windus. Double demy 16mo; pp.[viii]+340+[iv (blank)]; scarlet cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First revised edition of a book originally published in 1930.

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MONTAGUE (C.E.). A writer's notes On his trade. London, Chatto & Windus, 1946. Pp.[viii]+254+[ii (printer's imprint)]; brown cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in darkened dust-wrapper.

The 5th printing of a book first issued in 1930.

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[MONTALE (Eugenio).]. Eugenio Montale: A critical study of his Poetry, prose, and criticism By G. Singh. New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1973. Double med.8vo; pp.[xii]+[298]+[ii (blank)]. Dust-wrapper slightly frayed.

Advance copy with publisher's form letter, and typescript ‘Chronology' of Montale's life loosely laid in. Includes translations of no fewer than sixty poems, some of which here make their first appearance in English.

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[MONTESQUIOU (Robert de).]. Robert de Montesquiou: A fin-de-siecle prince [by] Philippe Jullian. Translated from the French by John Haylock and Francis King. Secker & Warburg, 1967. Pp.288; six double-sided plates.



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MOORE (F. Frankfort). Sir Roger's heir. Hodder and Stoughton, London, New York and Toronto, N.D. [1911]. Pp.352; bright brown buckram-surfaced linen, lettered gilt on spine, blocked and lettered black on front cover, and with a large, oval, full-colour lithographic onlay on front cover. Very slight foxing to fore- and top- edges; otherwise a brilliantly fine, crisp copy.

COPAC records dated copies as published by Hutchinson prior to 1903 (‘Third Edition, 1903' - National Trust), by Hodder and Stoughton in 1904 (London Library: denominated ‘Second Edition', National Library of Scotland, and Cambridge), and undated editions at the London Library, the British Library, and Oxford, the last to said to be ‘[1904]', but probably as this. According to ‘The English Catalogue of Books' Hodder and Stoughton published editions in 1904, 1907 (a sixpenny paperback), and 1911. The verso of the half-title in the present copy carries an advertisement for ‘The Commonsense Collector', which was published in 1910. Apart from the National Trust entry, we have been unable to trace an edition published by Hutchinson, and we suspect a ghost.

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MOORE (Thomas). Lalla Rookh, An Oriental Romance. By Thomas Moore, Esq. Printed and published by W. Dugdale, 23, Russel Court, Drury Lane, N.D. [?c.1819]. 12mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; pp.188; contemporary full diced calf tooled gilt and blind on sides, tooled, ruled, and lettered gilt on spine. Two margins slightly spotted, otherwise a nice copy.

A scarce printing, not listed in COPAC.

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MOORE (Geoffrey). Poetry To-day. Published for The British Council And the National Book League, By Longmans, Green & Co., 1958. Demy 8vo format, 80pp., wire-stitched into thin card wrappers, cut flush; three double-sided plates; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper.



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MOORE (Thomas). Lalla Rookh, An Oriental Romance. By Thomas Moore, Esq. Printed and published by W. Dugdale, 23, Russel Court, Drury Lane, N.D. [?c.1819]. 12mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; pp.188; contemporary full diced calf tooled gilt and blind on sides, tooled, ruled, and lettered gilt on spine. Two margins slightly spotted, otherwise a nice copy.

A scarce printing, not listed in COPAC.

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[MORE (Hannah).]. Coelebs In search of a wife. Comprehending Observations On Domestic habits and maners, religion And morals. The eleventh edition. In two volumes. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1809. 2 Vols., half-calf, marbled boards. Boards rubbed; end-papers and facing leaves foxed.

First published in 1808.

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MURDOCH (Iris). An Unofficial Rose. 1962, Chatto & Windus. Double cr.16mo; two blanks at end; pp.[352]; green cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper slightly darkened on spine.

Second Impression June 1962 - the same month as the first.

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MURDOCH (Iris). The Sandcastle: A Novel. Chatto & Windus, 1969. Lge.double cr.16mo; white boards printed in black and yellow. Fine copy.

Publisher's Production Office Copy, with their small sticker to this effect on spine. A volume in the Books for Today series, under the general editorship of Christopher Parry. Well printed on good paper: an excellent text. Issued without a dust-wrapper.

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MURDOCH (Iris). The Sandcastle: A Novel. Chatto & Windus, 1969. Lge.double cr.16mo; white boards printed in black and yellow. Fine copy.

A volume in the Books for Today series, under the general editorship of Christopher Parry. Well printed on good paper: an excellent text. Issued without a dust-wrapper.

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MURDOCH (Iris). The Flight from The Enchanter. 1979, Chatto & Windus, London. Lge.double cr.16mo; two blanks at end serving as end-papers; pp.316+[iv]; light brown cloth-textured boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The seventh impression of the first edition: originally published in 1956

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MURDOCH (Iris). The three arrows And The servants and The snow. Plays. Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1985. Tall cr.8vo, perfect bound; final blank; pp.[224]; glazed wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black, red, and brown. Fine copy.

New at £4.95. First published in 1973, under the Chatto & Windus imprint.

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[NABOKOV (Vladimir).]. Vladimir Nabokov: The Russian years. By Brian Boyd. Chatto & Windus, N.D. [c.1990]. Sq.8vo format, perfect bound; 16pp. plates on text-paper; pp.[x]+582; white wrappers, cut flush, printed in purple and lilac; made up without end-papers. Slight marking of wrappers, but a nice copy.

Uncorrected Proof Copy.

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NAIRNE (Baroness). Life and songs Of the Baroness Nairne. With a Memoir and poems Of Caroline Oliphant the younger. Edited by the Rev. Charles Rogers, LL.D., F.S.A. Scot., Historiographer to the Historical Society. With a portrait and other illustrations. Edinburgh, John Grant, 25 George IV. Bridge, 1886. Sm.cr.8vo; portrait frontispiece; pp.303+[i (blank)]; light greyish lilac buckram, ruled gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Spine slightly faded; otherwise a very nice copy.

The revised edition, first published in 1872.

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[NEALE (William Johnson)]. The Naval surgeon. By the author of "Cavendish," "The Flying Dutchman," "Will Watch," "The Port Admiral," &c., &c. London: Piper, Stephenson, and Spence, 23, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1858]. F'cap 8vo; half-title not present, possibly not called for, the last leaf being a single inset; pp.[ii]+386; contemporary caramel ripple-grain binder's cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy of an uncommon title.

Dated from the British Library entry. Piper, Stephenson, and Spence published at least between 1851 and 1864, and were at this address at least between 1854 and 1859. Originally published in three volumes in 1840 (but dated 1841).

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NEALE (Rev. J[ohn]. Mason). The sea-tigers: A tale of mediæval Nestorianism. By the late Rev. J. Mason Neale, D.D., Author of "Deeds of Faith," "Tales of Christian Heroism," &c., &c. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London: Northumberland Avenue, W.C. Brighton: 129, North Street, N.D. [1915]. Post 8vo; full-colour frontispiece by J. Williamson; advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; pp.92+[ii]+[ii]; dark olive green buckram ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover and spine, full-colour onlay on front cover. A couple of small marginal stains and one short tear to blank fore-margin; otherwise a nice copy.

Second edition of a book published originally in 1860. Set in the vicinity of Sumatra. It is suggested by the advertisement leaf that the S.P.C.K. were at this point issuing Neale's collected stories.

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NEWMAN (John Henry). Historical Sketches: The Church of the fathers; St. Chrysostom; Theodoret; Mission of St. Benedict; Benedictine schools. Basil Montagu Pickering, 196 Piccadilly, 1876. Pp.[xvi]+[488]+[xxvi]. Slight wear to head and tail of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

First published in 1873. The third series of ‘Historical Sketches', issued separately, but containing at the end alternative preliminary leaves and and Index to the three volumes.

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[NEWMAN (John Henry).]. [By] Brian Martin: John Henry Newman, His Life and work. 1982, Chatto & Windus, London. Wide med.8vo; numerous illustrations in text; pp.160; charcoal fine cloth-textured boards, lettered gilt down and on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The publisher's Production Office Copy, with their small rubber stamp on the front end-paper.

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[NEWMAN (John Henry).]. [By] Brian Martin: John Henry Newman, His Life and work. 1982, Chatto & Windus, London. Wide med.8vo; numerous illustrations in text; pp.160; charcoal fine cloth-textured boards, lettered gilt down and on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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NICOLSON (Harold). The Development of English Biography. 1968, The Hogarth Press. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; pp.158+[ii]; navy blue cloth-textured boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Fifth impression of a title first published in 1928.

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NIELD (Jonathan). A Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales. London: Elkin Mathews; New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1904. Double sm.f'cap 8vo; pp.xvi+235+[i (blank)]+[iv (advertisements)]. Edges and end-papers a little foxed, with offsetting onto first and last few leaves; no dust-wrapper.

Third edition, revised and enlarged, of a title published originally in 1902.

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[NIJINSKY]. The art of Nijinsky By Geoffrey Whitworth With ten illustrations by Dorothy Mullock. London, Chatto & Windus, 1913. Sm.cr.8vo; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘*' precedes half-title; frontispiece printed in blue, black, and red, and nine plates printed in colours; title-page printed in black and marina green; leaf at end bearing publisher's device on recto, blank on verso; pp.[2]+[x]+[110]+[ii]; dark red rough buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. cerise, others edges uncut. Fine unopened copy, but without the dust-wrapper.

The publisher's Office Copy, with their (somewhat chipped) label stating this on the spine. Produced with the co-operation of Nijinsky. The fine illustrations, for which Nijinsky posed, give an excellent impression of the sets, costumes, and over all effects.

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NIMS (John Frederick). Western Wind: an Introduction to Poetry. University of Florida, 1974. Med.8vo format, perfect bound; numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.xxxvi+466+[x (biographical note leaf, and blanks)]; card wrappers, cut flush; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. A little light marginal embrowning; one or two small corners turned (front wrapper, prelims. and last few leaves); otherwise, and in general, nice.



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NOLAN (Cynthia). A Sight of China. Macmillan, 1969. Map on text-paper; four plates after drawings by Sidney Nolan; pp.168.

Travel through Australia and Asia.

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NOTT (Kathleen). The good Want power: An essay in the psychological possibilities Of liberalism. Jonathan Cape, 1977. Double demy 16mo; pp.xii+[320]+[ii (blanks, serving as end-papers)].

The dust-wrapper blurb is partly by Arthur Koestler, who is the dedicatee of the volume.

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[O'CONNOR (Flannery).]. Flannery O'Connor's Dark Comedies: The Limits of Inference. [By] Carol Schloss. Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 1980. Pp.[xii]+[164].



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O'CONNOR (Philip). The Lower View. Faber and Faber, 1960. Two blanks at end; pp.220+[iv].

A sequel to the author's first volume of autobiography ‘Memoirs of a Public Baby', but also including impressions of a number of literary and artistic notabilities: Sir Herbert Read, Stephen Spender, Edwin Muir, Frances Cornford, Bertrand Russell, etc.

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O'DONNELL (Donat). Maria Cross: Imaginative Patterns in a Group of Modern Catholic Writers. 1954, Chatto & Windus, London. Short double demy 16mo; blank before half-title, three at end; pp.[2]+[xii]+267+[7]; bright pink Sundour cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

The publisher's Production Office Copy, with their label to this effect on the spine of the dust-wrapper. The prelims. have been marked up lightly in pencil for the reprint of the following year (though the alterations in the design indicated here were not in fact those made). Printed in the U.S.A. Studies of François Mauriac, Georges Bernanos, Graham Greene, Sean O'Faolain, Evelyn Waugh, Péguy, Paul Claudel, and Léon Bloy.

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O'DONNELL (Donat). Maria Cross: Imaginative Patterns in a Group of Modern Catholic Writers. 1954, Chatto & Windus, London. Short double demy 16mo; blank before half-title, three at end; pp.[2]+[xii]+267+[7]; mauve boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly rubbed dust-wrapper.

Printed in the U.S.A. The third English impression of a book originally published in the U.S.A. in 1952. For this edition the prelims. were reset. Studies of François Mauriac, Georges Bernanos, Graham Greene, Sean O'Faolain, Evelyn Waugh, Péguy, Paul Claudel, and Léon Bloy.

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OGDEN (C.K.). Debabelization: With a survey of Contemporary Opinion On the Problem of a Universal Language. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., 1931. Pott 8vo; large folding diagrammatic frontispiece; pp.[172].

Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front end-paper. Issued as No.36 in the General Series of ‘Psyche Miniatures'.

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OLIPHANT (Margaret). Agnes Hopetoun's Schools and holidays: The Experiences of a Little Girl. By Mrs. Oliphant. With illustrations. London, Macmillan and Co., 1884. The Right of Translation and Reproduction is reserved. Sm.Globe 8vo, wire-stitched; wood-engraved frontispiece and conjugate vignette title-page with tissue guard precede start of Contents; two other inserted plates (ex 3); 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[xii]+323+[i (blank)]+[iv]; pale blue buckram over thin boards, blocked with all-over pattern in dark blue and tan, lettered dark blue within tan-ruled box on front cover, lettered dark blue, and tan, ruled tan, on spine. Light foxing to front end-papers; plate to p.209 absent (it has never been present in this copy); otherwise a fine copy, with no trace of rusting to the staples apart, very slightly, to those between the last leaf of text and the advertisements.

A very scarce title in any edition, here in very serviceable state. Not among the sixty-two titles of the Sadleir collection; Wolff, 5220, records a worn and repaired copy of the first edition of 1859, describing it as ‘Unsatisfactory, but the only copy seen or heard of.' To this we can add four copies at the British copyright libraries. As far as we can discover, it was the first Mrs. Oliphant to have been published by Macmillan, and for many years after that an isolated imprint. It is here re-issued, reset, and with added illustrations engraved by the brothers Dalziel, in Macmillan's ‘Half-Crown Series of Juvenile Books' - a fact noted only in the advertisements.

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[OLSON (Charles).]. To let words swim into the soul: An anniversary tribute to the art of Charles Olson (D. January 10, 1970). [By] Gavin Selerie. Binnacle Press, 1980. Single leaves wire-stitched into light blue thin card covers, cut flush, printed in black, tall f'cap folio, thirty-one leaves, printed on one side of the paper; several illustrations on text-paper.

Includes the text of one previously unpublished ‘Maximus' poem.

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[ORAGE (A.R.).]. The New Age Under Orage: Chapters in English cultural history By Wallace Martin. Manchester University Press, 1967. Portrait frontispiece, and three plates; other illustrations on text-paper.



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[ORAGE (A.R.).]. Lives and letters: A.R. Orage, Beatrice Hastings, Katherine Mansfield, John Middleton Mury, S.S. Koteliansky. 1906-1957, By John Carswell. Faber and Faber Limited, 1978. Four double-sided plates.

Uncorrected proof copy, without the Index. Some light pencil scoring of an editorial nature.

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[ORAGE (A.R.).]. Lives and letters: A.R. Orage, Beatrice Hastings, Katherine Mansfield, John Middleton Mury, S.S. Koteliansky. 1906-1957, By John Carswell. A New Directions Book, 1978. Four double-sided plates; pp.312.



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ORCZY (Baroness [Emmuska]). Links In the Chain of life. Hutchinson& Co. (Publishers) Ltd, 1949. Med.8vo; frontispiece and seven double-sided plates; carmine cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Gilt dull, and back cover slightly marked; otherwise a fine copy. No dust-wrapper.

The fourth impression of the first edition. First published in 1947.

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[ORLEANS (Charles of).]. Charles Of Orleans: Prince and Poet [by] Enid McLeod. 1969, Chatto & Windus, London. Double demy 16mo; eight half-tone plates; pp.[xx]+407+[i (blank)]; green cloth-textured boards blocked with Orleans' arms, gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Back lower corners bruised; otherwise a fine copy in slightly nicked dust-wrapper.



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OWEN (Wilfred). Wilfred Owen: War Poems and Others Edited with an Introduction and Notes By Dominic Hibberd. 1974, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; final blank; pp.158+[ii]; red cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Second impression. Published originally in 1973.

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OWEN (Wilfred). Wilfred Owen: War poems and others Edited with an Introduction and Notes By Dominic Hibberd. Chatto & Windus, 1975. Demy 8vo; final blank; pp.158+[ii]; Glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black, flesh-pink, and red; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

First softcover edition of a book published originally in 1973.

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[OWEN (Wilfred).]. Wilfred Owen: A Critical Study. [by] D.S.R. Welland, Lecturer in English Literature in The University of Nottingham. 1960, Chatto & Windus. Pp.159+[i (blank)]; carmine cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First Revised Edition of a book published originally in 1960.

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[OWEN (Wilfred).]. Wilfred Owen: A Critical Study. [by] Dennis Welland, Professor of American Literature in The University of Manchester. Revised and Enlarged Edition. 1978, Chatto & Windus. Pp.192; carmine-lake cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First Revised Edition of a book published originally in 1960 (In fact expanded by some thirty-three pages, as well as revised).

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OXENHAM (John). "All's well!" Some Helpful verse for These dark days of War by John Oxenham Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd. 36 Essex Street London W.C. 1915. Imp.32mo in quarter sheets; textured buff thin card end-papers, the inner printed with verses and illustration in brown, from a design by Herbert Cole; half-title not called for; advertisement leaf printed on verso only precedes title-page; pp. 80; large orange self-wrappers printed in scarlet on front wrapper, folded at flaps over end-papers; light grey-green dust-wrapper printed in blue. Dust-wrapper a little frayed and chipped at head and tail of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

A very delicate volume, and something of an amazing survival in this state. The dust-wrapper records the price of the present issue in wrappers as 1/3 net - but also the existence of an issue in ‘Boards 2/-; Yapp Leather, in box, 3/6; Large Type, illustrated, 3/6 - all net.' The present printing, the nineteenth, dates from May, 1918, and consisted of 28,000 copies, making 203,000 in all. (Where have they all gone? - This is a scarce title to-day in any printing!) The book was first published in November, 1915.

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PACKARD (Reynolds and Eleanor). Balcony empire: Fascist Italy at War. Chatto & Windus, London, 1943. Demy 8vo; pp.[vi]+277+[i (printer's imprint)]; smooth yellow cloth, blocked and lettered marina green, lettered yellow through marina green on spine; t.e. marina green, lower-edges uncut. Rubber stamp on title-page (v. note); otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The publisher's Production Office Copy, with their small label to this effect on the spine. More interestingly, this volume fell within the war-time censorship regulations, this being the actual copy submitted for approval. The title-page bears the official stamp of the Censor, reading: ‘Passed / for publication / 29 Jul 1943 / intld [ink initials ‘MM'] 58 / General section / Ministry of Information.' An unusual historical survival!

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PATRIDES (C.A.). Milton's Lycidas: The Tradition And the Poem. Edited by C.A. Patrides, University of California at Berkeley. Foreword by M.H. Abrams, Cornell University. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1961. Double lge.post 16mo; pp.x+246; card wrappers, cut flush; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper.

Contributors include Helen Waddell, E.M.W. Tillyard, John Crowe Ransom, David Daiches, Cleanth Brooks, F.T. Prince, etc.

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PEACOCK (Ronald). The poet In the theatre. Routledge, 1946. Double demy 16mo; pp.viii+140.

Chapters on Eliot, Henry James, Ibsen, Shaw, Chehov, Synge, Yeats, etc.

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PEARSE (Mark Guy). Cornish stories. Illustrated by Charles Tresidder. Third thousand. London: T. Woolmer, 2, Castle-street, City-road, E.C.; And 66, Paternoster-row, E.C., N.D. [1883]. Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; frontispiece and other illustrations on text-paper; pp.[viii (including frontispiece)]+175+[i (blank)]; 16pp. text-paper advertisements at end, dated 10 - 83; bevelled diagonally-ribbed bright green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover and spine, lettered and elaborately blocked pictorially gilt, lettered bright green through gilt, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Front free end-paper renewed; otherwise a nice copy.

The cover design also is by Tresidder. A rare example of a signed cloth binding, not recorded by Ball. Stories including some dialect.

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[PERLES (Alfred).]. Alfred Perles: Renegade and Writer By Douglas Stone. Village Press, 1974. Pp.20; card wrappers.



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[PERSE (Saint John).] [By] Arthur Knodel: Saint-John Perse. A study of his poetry. At the University Press, Edinburgh, 1966. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece laid on to verso of half-title; one facsimile on text-paper; pp.[viii]+214+[ii (blank)].



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PHELPS (Mrs. E.S.). The Gates Ajar; Or, Our Loved Ones in Heaven. Ward, Lock, & Co., N.D. [1875]. F'cap 8vo; diagonally fine ribbed bright blue cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled black and gilt, blocked silver, black, and gilt, lettered gilt, bright blue through gilt, and bright blue through silver, on front cover, ruled black and gilt, blocked silver, black, and gilt, lettered black, bright blue through gilt, and gilt cased blue, on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Nice copy.

Issued as No. 4 of The Lilly Series. Later issue, an advertisement on the verso of the title-page listing the series to No.71. We suspect that this may still have been the original cover design, however, the front cover and spine being largely taken up with sprays of lilly of the valley in silver, bright blue, and black.

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PHILIPS (F[rancis]. C[harles].) and FENDALL (Percy). A honeymoon - And after. By F.C. Philips Author of ‘As in a Looking-glass,' etc. And Percy Fendall Author of ‘Spiders and Flies,' etc. And joint authors of ‘A Daughter's Sacrifice,' ‘My Face is my Fortune' ‘Margaret Byng,' etc. Second impression. London, Eveleigh Nash, Fawside House, 1910. 4pp. advertisements precede half-title; pp.255+[i (printer's imprint)]; light green glazed linen, blocked and lettered gilt, and with full-colour oval lithographic onlay signed ‘F. Aveling', on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Some foxing to first and last leaves and edges, and two small brown marks on front cover; a couple of leaves at the end have missed the binder's knife and been rather roughly opened; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued upon first publication as a volume in the series ‘Nash's Two-Shilling Novels': a fact nowhere stated on the book itself, but recorded from a catalogue present in a later volume of the series. This impression not recorded on COPAC, which lists The National Library of Scotland as having the first edition of the same date, whilst the British Library, Oxford, Cambridge, and the Register of Preservation Surrogates are listed as holding only the fourth impression.

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PHILIPS (F[rancis]. C[harles].). Jack and three Jills. A Novel By F.C. Philips Author of "As in a Looking Glass" Etc. London, Eveleigh Nash, 1911. Pp.291+[i (advertisements)]; mid-green buckram-surfaced linen, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; full-colour six-sided diagonal lithographic onlay on front cover within gilt-ruled frame; lower-edges uncut. Gilt oxydised on spine; a couple of small damp-splashes on back cover visible chiefly as they affect the sheen of the cloth; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as a volume in the series ‘Nash's Two-Shilling Novels': a fact nowhere stated on the book itself, but recorded from a catalogue present in a later volume of the series. Reprint of a novel published in three volumes by Ward & Downey in 1886. This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 5533, recording a yellow-back reprint dated 1888. The cover design with its six-sided diagonal full-colour lithographic onlay is very unusual.

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PHILLPOTTS (Eden). Some Every-Day Folks. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 1895. Pp.viii+424; dove grey buckram lettered in black on front cover and spine.

The second one volume edition of a book originally issued in three volumes in 1894. A difficult title to find in any edition.

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PHILLPOTTS (Eden). My Devon Year. London: Robert Scott, Roxburgh House, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1916. Sm.cr.8vo; blank at front and back; wood-engraved initials to the chapters; pp.[2]+vi+229+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; greyish-brown fine rough buckram, ruled blind on front cover, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine. Poor quality gilt oxydised on spine; no dust-wrapper; otherwise a very nice copy.

Originally published in a limited edition in 1903.

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[POE (Edgar Allan).]. The Dreamer: A romantic rendering Of the life-story of Edgar Allan Poe By Mary Newton Stanard. Richmond, Virginia, The Bell Book and Stationery Company, 1909. Title-page printed in red and black; half-title not called for; binder's blank at front and back; pp.[376]. Covers a trifle rubbed; no dust-wrapper.



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[POE (Edgar Allan).]. [By] Marie Bonaparte: The life and works Of Edgar Allan Poe. A Psycho-Analytic Interpretation. Foreword by Sigmund Freud Translated by John Rodker. Imago Publishing Co. Ltd., London, 1949. Demy 8vo; map frontispiece, and twenty-five plates; pp.[xiv]+[750]. No dust-wrapper.

From the Hogarth Press file, and marked up in pencil for the later Hogarth Press edition.

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POIRIER (Richard). A World Elsewhere: The place of style In American literature. 1967, Chatto and Windus. Double lge.post 16mo; pp.[xiv]+[258].



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POIRIER (Richard). The Performing Self. Compositions and Decompositions in The Languages of Contemporary Life. 1971, Chatto & Windus. Double lge.post 16mo; pp.[xx]+[204]; grey cloth-textured boards, ruled and down-lettered gilton spine; scarlet end-papers.



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POLLARD (Alfred W.). Fine books. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, 1912. Double cr.4to; photogravure frontispiece with tissue guard and thirty-nine plates, all facsimiles, and mostly collotypes; pp.[xvi]+[332]; mottled scarlet rough buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered blind on front cover, ruled, lettered, and elaborately blocked gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight marking and fading to covers; tissue guard to frontispiece mostly lacking; a little scattered foxing and dusting; blank fore-corners chipped from some half-dozen or so leaves; in general, however, a nice copy.

Issued as a volume in ‘The Connoisseur's Library'. By intention the book forms a history printing from its beginnings down to 1907, and a history of printed book illustration down to about 1780, not just in Great Britain, but in Europe and America also. Chapter headings include: I. Collectors And Collecting; II. Block-Books; III. The Invention Of Printing - Holland; IV. The Invention Of Printing - Mainz; V. Other Incunabula; VI. The Development Of Printing; VII. Early German And Dutch Illustrated Books; VIII. Early Italian Illustrated Books; IX. Early French And Spanish Illustrated Books; X. Later Foreign Books; XI. Foreign Illustrated Books Of The 16th Century; XII. Printing In England (1476-1580); XIII. English Books Printed Else-Where Than At London; XIV. English Woodcut Illustrations; XV. Engraved Illustrations; XVI. Modern Fine Printing; Select Bibliography; Index. A pioneering work of its time.

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[POPE (Alexander).]. To Homer Through Pope: an Introduction to Homer's Iliad and Pope's Translation By H.A. Mason. 1972, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; pp.viii+216; lilac cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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POPE-HENNESSY (Una). Durham Company. 1941, Chatto & Windus, London. Extra cr.8vo; four half-tone plates; pp.223+[i (printer's imprint)]; grey cloth, lettered and panelled vermillion, and embossed grey through vermillion. on spine; t.e. scarlet, lower-edges uncut; tan end-papers.

Publisher's Production Office Copy, with their small label to this effect on spine of dust-wrapper. The Byrons at Seaham; Wordsworth at Sockburn; Rokeby and Sir Walter Scott, Hamsterley and Jorrocks, etc.

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[POWYS (John Cowper).]. The Hollowed-Out Elder Stalk: John Cowper Powys as Poet. [By] Roland Mathias. Enitharmon Press, 1979. Double demy 16mo; pp.158+[ii (blank)]; card wrappers, cut flush; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper.



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[POWYS (Llewelyn).]. The life [by] Malcolm Elwin. Macdonald, 1953. Portrait frontispiece and six plates; large folding genealogy. pp.[304].

First published in 1946.

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[POWYS (T.F.).]. T.F. Powys By H. Coombes. Barrie and Rockliff, 1960. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece; pp.[174]+[ii].

Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front end-paper.

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POYNTER (H. May). A Fair Jacobite: A Tale of the Exiled Stuarts. Thamas Nelson and Sons, London, Edinburgh, and New York, 1905. Full-colour frontispiece and vignette title-page by Walter G. Grieve, with tissue guard, precede letterpress title-page; pp.296; light grey-green buckram blocked in red and white on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine, front cover lettered in red and light grey-green through gilt, blocked gilt, with fine full-colour onlay; end-papers printed florally pale grey. Small spot affecting gilt frame on front cover, otherwise a very nice copy.

Apparently a more sumptuous edition of a title first publlished the previous year.

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[PRICHARD (T.J.L.).]. The Adventures Of Twm Shon Catty (Alias Thomas Jones, Esq.), A wild wag of Wales. Cardiff: Western Mail. [sic] Limited, St. Mary Street, N.D. [?c.1880]. Half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+160; old green binder's cloth. Small worm-hole in cloth of front cover; title-page and last leaf of text dusty (these possibly having originally substituted for wrappers); otherwise a nice copy.

Originally published at Aberystwyth in 1828, and subsequently reprinted at Cambridge in 1839, and in a pirated and corrupt edition at London, c.1869 and subsequently, the present edition, being the first Cardiff edition, claims to restore the original text. Includes a Preface, signed ‘A.M.', here first printed.

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PRITCHETT (V.S.). The Living Novel. 1954, Chatto & Windus, London. Pp.[xii]+260; blue cloth-textured boards, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. CVery slight fading of spine; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The third impression of a book published originally in 1946. Fielding, Richardson, Smollett, Day, Galt, Scott, Dickens, George Eliot, Le Fanu, Samuel Butler, Gosse, Wells, Bennett, D.H. Lawrence, Conrad, Arthur Morrison, J. Meade Falkner, Anatole France, Goncharov, Dostoievsky, Aksakhov, etc.

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PRITCHETT (V.S.). The Living novel. Chatto & Windus, London, 1967. Two blanks before half-title; pp.[6]+vi+260; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, red, and tan; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

First paperback edition of a title first published in 1946.

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[PROUST (Marcel).]. [By] Princess Marthe Bibesco. The Veiled Wanderer: Marcel Proust. Letters to the Duc de Guiche and Unpublished papers Translated from the French by Roland Gant. The Falcon Press, 1949. Post 8vo; title-page printed in red and black; six double-sided collotype plates; pp.88. Dust-wrapper chipped, faded patch on spine.



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[PROUST (Marcel).]. Marcel Proust By Charlotte Haldane. Arthur Barker Ltd., 1951. Portrait frontispiece; pp.140. TOGETHER WITH: a proof copy of the same, dated 1950, and with the printer's rubber stamp dated ‘25 Oct 1950' on the front wrapper. Wrappers dusty and a little marked, and with half a dozen lines of ms. notes in pencil on the front wrapper; ink corrections and additions in text (not all of these incorporated in the finished book). The two items:

Issued as a volume in the ‘European Novelists' series.

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[PROUST (Marcel).]. Proust: The Early Years [The Later Years] By George D. Painter. With Illustrations. Maps drawn by Samuel H. Bryant. An Atlantic Monthly Press Book, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1959 [1965]. 2 Vols., short double demy 16mo; two pages of maps in each volume, on text-paper; four double-sided plates in first volume, illustrations in volume two arranged as four double-sided plates, on text-paper, but not included in the pagination; pp.[2]+[xxii]+435+[v (blank)]; [xvi]+424.

Fourth printing of the first volume, second of the second.

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[PROUST (Marcel).]. Proust's Binoculars: A Study of Memory, Time, And Recognition Ina la recherche du temps perdu [by] Roger Shattuck. 1964, Chatto & Windus. Extra double cr.16mo; pp.[vi]+[154]; light crimson cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on and down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First English edition of a book published in the U.S.A. in 1963.

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[PROUST (Marcel).]. Marcel Proust: La figure des pays. Photographies de Francois-Xavier Bouchart Laureat de la Fondation de la Vocation. Preface et Anthologie Elyane Dezon-Jones, Professeur au Barnard College de New York. Editions Colona, 1982. Landscape med.4to, printed on art paper; illustrated throughout on text-paper; pp.[96].

Rather fine photographs.

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QUIGLY (Isabel). The heirs of Tom Brown: The English School Story. 1982, Chatto & Windus, London. Double demy 16mo; vignette on title, headpieces to chapters throughout; pp.[viii]+296; scarlet cloth-textured boards, lettered and with ruled box, gilt, on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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Q [i.e., Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch]. I Saw Three Ships And Other Winter's Tales. London, Cassell and Company, Limited, 1893. Half-tone frontispiece, with tissue guard; title-page printed in red and black; pp.304; 16pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end, coded ‘5 G. 4.94' and ‘5 B. 4.94'; vertically fine ribbed light leaf green cloth lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed with daisy pattern in pale brown, the front end-papers bearing an advertisement listing six ‘Q' titles on verso. Slight rubbing of cloth on sides, but otherwise a very nice copy.

First published in March 1892, the present copy being of a later printing, coded ‘10 7.92' at end of text. The front free end-paper is coded ‘37-3.94' at foot of advertisement, whilst the inserted advertisements are coded ‘4.94', so it presumably dates from April or May 1894.

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[QUILLER-COUCH (Sir Arthur).]. The Delectable Duchy: Stories, studies & Sketches By Q. Cassell and Company, Limited, 1908. Light sea-green net-grain cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked with Celtic/art nouveau design in dark blue-green, blocked and lettered gilt, on front cover and spine. Insignificant eraure from front paste-down, leaving slight thinning; otherwise a very nice copy of a handsome book. An excellent example of period cloth.

Reprint of a title first published in 1903.

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[QUILLER-COUCH (Sir A.T.).]. A Key to Life's Mystery; Or, Man in Two Moods. A theorem of human nature Demonstrated by W.B. Norris, M.A., Rector of Warblington, Havant, Hants. Third Edition. Rewritten and Greatly Enlarged. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd.; Portsmouth: W.H. Barrell, Ltd., 114 High Street, 1911. Two blanks before half-title, serving as end-papers; imprint leaf at end; pp.[xxiv]+614+[ii]; vertically ribbed dark blue cloth, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered blind on front cover, gilt on spine. Spine slightly dull; otherwise a fine copy.

From the library of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, with the holograph presentation inscription of ‘the Compiler', dated ‘Sep 13. 1911', on the front end-paper. Essentially a work of litersry criticism, drawing on (and quoting from) an enormous range of writers, ancient and modern.

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RADER (Dotson). Blood Dues. London Magazine Editions, 1974. Pp.[x]+214.

Includes memories of Mailer, Paul Goodman, Tennessee Williams, Yevtushenko, Jim Morrison, Warhol, Hoffman, etc.

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REES (Goronwy). Brief Encounters. 1974, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; pp.[vi]+9-[194].

Nothing is lacking: we cannot explain the absence of a leaf allowed for in the pagination - unless the printer had assumed a dedication leaf.

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[RICE (James).]. The Cambridge freshman; Or Memoirs of Mr. Golightly. By Martin Legrand. With numerous Illustrations by Phiz. Tinsley Brothers, 1878. Illustrations in text-paper.

First published in 1871.

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RICHARDS (I.A.). So Much Nearer: Essays Toward a World English. Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., New York, 1968. Pp.xiv+274.



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RICHARDS (I.A.). Complementarities: Uncollected Essays. Edited by John Paul Russo. Carcanet New Press, Manchester, 1977. Pp.xxiv+[296]

Essays written between 1919 and 1974. Subjects include Theory of Criticism, Art and Science, Behaviorism, Semantics, Hopkins, Dostoevsky, Forster, Herbert Read, Lawrence, Beauty and Truth, etc.

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RIDGE (W. Pett). Thanks to Sanderson. London, John Long, Limited, 12, 13 & 14 Norris Street, Haymarket, 1924. Integral advertisement leaf at end, verso blank; pp.318+[ii]; lime green muslin-grain cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device, ruled and blocked blind on front cover, ruled, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Edges foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued, as a volume in ‘John Long's Select Half-Crown Library'. Originally published by Methuen in 1911

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RIDGE (W. Pett). The Happy recruit. London, John Long, Limited, 12, 13 & 14 Norris Street, Haymarket, 1924. Integral advertisement leaf at end, verso blank; pp.318+[ii]; pale jade green muslin-grain cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device, ruled and blocked blind on front cover, ruled, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Spine faded; back cover a little faded and marked; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued, as a volume in ‘John Long's Select Half-Crown Library'. Originally published by Methuen in 1914

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[RILKE (Rainer Maria).]. Rainer Maria Rilke: The Years in Switzerland. A Contribution to the Biography of Rilke's Later Life by J.R. von Salis. Translated by N.K. Cruikshank. 1964, The Hogarth Press, London. Demy 8vo; blank at front and back; two double-sided plates, from photographa; facsimile in text; pp.[322]+[ii]; bright pink cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper.

The publisher's Production Office Copy, with their label to this effect on the spine of the dust-wrapper. The first edition in English of a book first published in 1936, the translation following the revised and updated text of 1952.

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[RILKE (Rainer Maria).]. Rilke On Love and Other Difficulties. Translations and Considerations of Rainer Maria Rilke. [By] John J.L. Mood. W.W. Norton & Company Inc, New York, 1975. Double lge.post 16mo; pp.[ii (advertisements)]+[122]+[iv (blank).



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[RILKE (Rainer Maria).]. Rainer Maria Rilke: A Centenary Essay [by] Timothy J. Casey. M[acmillan], 1976. Pp.x+118.



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RILKE (Rainer Maria). New poems. The German Text, with a Translation, Introduction, and Notes By J.B. Leishman. 1979, The Hogarth Press, London. Double demy 16mo; pp.xiv+306; black cloth-textured boards, blocked, lettered, and with short rule gilt on spine. Fine copy in torn dust-wrapper.

The second impression of a title first published in 1964.

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"RITA". The Laird O'Cockpen. A Novel. London: R.E. King & Co., Ltd., 106 to 110, Tabernacle Street, E.C., N.D. [?c.1896]. Pp.[iv]+322; bevelled horizontally ribbed dark red cloth, ruled and blocked blind, lettered and with gilt rule[s] on front cover and spine. Slight fading and marking of covers, and one or two corners creased; otherwise a nice copy.

Printed on good quality paper.

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RODWAY (Allan, Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, University of Nottingham). The Romantic Conflict. 1963, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; half-tone frontispiece; final blank; pp.[x]+256+[ii]; scarlet cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in minutely nicked dust-wrapper.

Smart, Chatterton, Cowper, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Byron, and Keats.

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RODWAY (Allan, Reader in English in the University of Nottingham). The Truths of Fiction. 1970, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; pp.x+230; scarlet fine cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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ROE (E.P.). From Jest to earnest. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, N.D. [c.1897]. Half-tone rontispiece after St.Clair Simmons, with tissue guard; integral advertisement leaf followed by 16pp. text-paper advertisements (paged 9-24) at end; pp.[xiv (paged [i]-[xvi])]+288+[ii]; deep scarlet buckram, blocked gilt, black, white, and chromatically in innumerable shades of orange, grey, pink, and green, lettered black, ruled black and gilt, on front cover, ruled black, lettered black and deep scarlet through gilt, blocked black, gilt, grey, and innumerable chromatic shades of green on spine. Slight foxing of edges; otherwise as new.

Reprint. Impossible adequately to describe this binding, but the front cover includes a gilt panel bearing the title, a medallion vignette depicting a castle seen against the dawn, and an oblong framed vignette of what appears to be a sunset vision of a Scottish loch, with mountains in the background, the whole linked (most artistically) by a sprawl of oak twigs bearing leaves and acorns, all evidently suffering from a wide variety of dreadful fungal blights; the spine has another medallion vignette of another Scottish scene (moonlit) and two gilt lettering panels, linked by another sprout of dying oak! One of the best examples of its kind that we have seen.

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SADLEIR (Michael). Excursions In Victorian Bibliography. London, Chaundy & Cox, 40 Maddox Street, 1922. Demy 8vo; eight blanks at end; pp.[viii]+240+[xvi]; four entry Errata slip tipped onto dedication leaf; dark navy blue rough cloth, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Fine copy in laminated dust-wrapper.



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SAINT EVREMOND (Charles Marguetel de Saint Denis, Seigneur de). The letters Of Saint Evremond: Charles Marguetel de Saint Denis, Seigneur de Saint Evremond Edited with an Introduction and notes by John Hayward. London, George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., Broadway House, Carter Lane, E.C., 1930. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; half-tone frontispiece after an engraving, and seven plates (one after a photograph); one vignette in text; pp.[2]+lxii+[384]; marina blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy.

Issued as a volume of the ‘Broadway' library of diaries, memoirs and letters.

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SALGADO (Gamini). Eyewitnesses of Shakespeare. First Hand Accounts of Performances 1590 - 1890. Sussex University Press, 1975. Double demy 16mo; numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.360; blue green faintly textured boards, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; end-papers printed with illustrations in black.



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SANDBACH (F.H., Emeritus Professor of Classics, University of Cambridge). The stoics. 1975, Chatto & Windus, London. Extra cr.8vo; final blank; pp.190+[ii]; white glazed wrappers printed outside in green and black; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Very nice copy.

The soft-cover issue.

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SAWYER (Charles J.) and DARTON (F.J. Harvey). English books 1475 - 1900: A signpost for collectors. With one hundred illustrations. Volume I Caxton to Johnson [Volume II Gray to Kipling]. Published in the city of Westminster, 1927, by Chas. J. Sawyer Ltd., and are to be obtained at their Book-shop, Grafton House, Grafton Street, Old Bond Street, and in the United States from E.P. Dutton And Company, 681 Fifth Avenue, New York. 2 Vols., med 8vo; photogravure facsimile frontispiece with tissue guard, in volume one; fifty-two illustrations in text in volume one (on fifty pages), forty-nine in volume two: all facsimiles, mostly of title-pages or wrappers; title-pages printed in red and black; pp.xvi+368; viii+423+[i (blank)]; ruby art-linen, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Fine copy in dust-wrappers.

One of the best books on book-collecting ever written, quite apart from the value of the illustrations, full of fascinating comments, and a good deal of information not otherwise easily available. Two thousand sets were printed, in all.

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SCHORER (Mark). The world We imagine: Selected essays. 1969, Chatto & Windus. Short double demy 16mo; pp.[2]+[x]+402+[2 (blank)].

Moll Flanders, Emma, Jane Eyre, D.H. Lawrence, Sinclair Lewis, Stein, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, etc.

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[SCOTT (Sir Walter).]. Tales of my landlord, Collected and aranged By Jedediah Cleishbotham, Schoolmaster and parish-clerk of Gandercleugh. In four volumes. Third edition. Edinburgh: Printed for William Blackwood, 1817. 4 Vols., original boards, labels, a.e. uncut. Some cracking of joints, but a nice set nonetheless

First published in 1816. After ‘Waverley' the scarcest of Scott's fiction in first edition, and uncommon in any of the first three printings.

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[SCOTT (Sir Walter).]. Bishopsgate Institute, E.C. On Friday Evening, May 10th [1912]: At 8 o'clock, Professor William Miles, F.R.S.L., Will give a Recital Of Sir Walter Scott's Historical Romance, "Ivanhoe." The Chair will be taken by Mackenzie Bell Esq., (The eminent poet and critic, who will deliver a Foreword on Sir Walter Scott). Vocalist - Mr. Thomas Lynes. Accompanist Miss Gertrude Bianchi, L.T.C.L. Reserved Seats, Numbered, Three Shillings. Admission One Shilling. Full sheet demy poster, 34" x 22", printed in black on cream paper; boldly lettered, and with small half-tone portrait of Miles. Folded in sixteen; slight chipping to blank corners and edges; in general, however nice.

A curious survival, from the collection of Mackenzie Bell, of some sociological and literary-historical interest. Would frame admirably, without any obvious signs of chipping or creasing.

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SEWELL (Elizabeth). The Field of Nonsense. 1952, Chatto and Windus, London. Pp.[viii]+198; carmine cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Carroll, Lear, et al.

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[SHAKESPEARE (William)]. Some Shakespearian Themes [by] L.C. Knights, Winterstoke Professor of English in the University of Bristol. 1959, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; two blanks at end; pp.183+[v]; light blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt down spine.



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[SHAKESPEARE (William)]. An approach to ‘Hamlet' [by] L.C. Knights, Winterstoke Professor of English in the University of Bristol. 1960, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; printer's imprint leaf followed by blank at end; pp.91+[i (blank)]+[i]+[iii]; reddish brown cloth blocked and lettered gilt down spine.



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[SHAKESPEARE (William).]. Shakespeare The craftsman: The Clark lectures, 1968 By M.C. Bradbrook, Litt.D., Mistress of Girton College and Professor of English Literature, Cambridge University. 1969, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; two double-sided plates; other illustrations in text; final blank; pp.[x]+187+[iii]; grey-brown cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Pressure mark on back board; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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[SHAKESPEARE (William).]. The Rise of the Common player: A Study of Actor and Society In Shakespeare's England. [by] M.C. Bradbrook, Professor Emerita of English in the University of Cambridge And Fellow of Girton College. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1979. Double demy 16mo; two double-sided plates; other illustrations in text; pp.320; white glazed card wrappers, cut flush, printed in brown and black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

First softcover edition of a book originally published by Chatto & Windus in 1962. The Chatto file copy, with their book-label on the ibnside front cover.

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[SHAKESPEARE (William).]. The Shakespearian Moment And its place in the Poetry of the 17th century. By Patrick Cruttwell. 1954, Chatto and Windus. Demy 8vo; pp.[viii]+262+[ii (blank, with printer's imprint on verso)]; light blue-green cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine.

Norah Smallwood's copy, with her brief pencilled ownership inscription on front end-paper. Norah Smallwood was Cruttwell's editor at Chatto & Windus.

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[SHAKESPEARE (William).]. The Shakespearian Moment And its place in the Poetry of the 17th century. By Patrick Cruttwell. 1970, Chatto and Windus. Demy 8vo; pp.[viii]+262+[ii (blank)].

Second impression of a book first published in 1954.

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[SHAKESPEARE (William).]. Shakespeare's tragedies And other studies in Seventeenth century drama By Clifford Leech, Lecturer in English in the University of Durham. 1950, Chatto and Windus, London. Demy 8vo; pp.[viii]+232; brown cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in very slightly chipped and frayed dust-wrapper.



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[SHAKESPEARE (William).]. Shakespeare's Early comedies By E.M.W. Tillyard, O.B.E., Litt.D., F.B.A.1965, Chatto and Windus, London. Demy 8vo; pp.216; dark brown cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Essays on ‘The Comedy of Errors', ‘The Taming of the Shrew', ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona', ‘Love's Labour's Lost', and ‘The Merchant of Venice'.

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[SHAKESPEARE (William).].The Shakespearian Ethic [by] John Vyvyan. 1959, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; two blanks before half-title, two at end; pp.[iv]+[208]+[iv]; blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.



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[SHAKESPEARE (William).]. Shakespeare And the Rose of Love: A study of the Early plays in relation to The medieval philosophy Of love By John Vyvyan. 1960, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; pp.200; red cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; fine copy in slightly frayed and faded dust-wrapper.



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[SHAKESPEARE (William).]. Shakespeare And platonic Beauty [by] John Vyvyan. 1961, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; pp.[224]; light sea-green cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in faded and slightly marked dust-wrapper.



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[SHAKESPEARE (William).]. The Background to Skakespeare's Sonnets By R.J.C. Wait. 1972, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; blank at end; pp.221+[iii]; red-chocolate fine cloth grain boards, lettered gilt on and down spine. Fine copy in slightly torn dust-wrapper.



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[SHAKESPEARE (William).]. The Master-mistress: A Study of Shakespeare's Sonnets By James Winny. 1968, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; pp.[viii]+216; cherry red cloth-textured boards, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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[SHAKESPEARE (William).]. The Player king: A Theme of Shakespeare's Histories By James Winny. 1968, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; pp.219+[v]; hammered dark charcoal cloth-textured boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly marked and faded dust-wrapper.

Winny was at this time Lecturer in English Literature in the University of Leicester.

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[SHAKESPEARE (William)]. Shakespeare's Tragedies of Love: An examination of the possibility Of common readings of Romeo and Juliet, Othello, King Lear, & anthony and Cleopatra. 1970, Chatto & Windus. Double demy 16mo; final blank; pp.[xii]+290+[ii]; pink cloth-textured boards lettered gilt on and down spine. Spine very slightly faded; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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[SHAW (George Bernard).]. A Shavian Guide to The Intelligent Woman By Barbara Bellow Watson. 1964, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; two blanks at end; pp.251+[v]; black fine rough buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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[SHAW (George Bernard).]. The Unexpected Shaw: Biographical Approaches to G.B.S. and His Work. [By] Stanley Weintraub. Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., New York, 1982. Double super roy.16mo; pp.x+254; numerous illustrations on text-paper.



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SIMON (Oliver). Printer And Playground: An autobiography. London, Faber and Faber, 24 Russell Square, 1956. Roy.8vo; portrait frontispiece on text-paper follows half-title; numerous illustrations on text-paper, one in green, one in red, one in red and black, the rest in black; two blanks at end; iron grey fine-linen-textured boards, lettered black on spine. Two pencilled notes on lower margins (v. below); otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

From the library of Desmond Flower, who has at two places in the text added pencilled notes correcting matters of fact mis-remembered by Simon concerning either himself or A.J.A. Symons. Given the long-term connection between Flower, who was a director of Cassells, and the author, one wonders whether this were possibly an advance copy. This might explain the rather cheap binding on what was otherwise a beautifully produced book, and also perhaps the absence of the four collotype plates advertised in the List of Illustrations as being bound in between pp.120 and 121, and which have certainly never been included here. Many of the illustrations in the volume are reproduced from published sources, but the book includes work by John Piper, Bertholde Wolpe, and Lovat Fraser here first printed; also letters from Edward Ardizzone, Edward Bawden, Barnett Freedman, Sir Francis Meynell, Stanley Morison, etc. Printed at The Curwen Press, Plaistow.

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[SITWELL (Edith).]. [By] Geoffrey Elborn. Edith Sitwell: A Biography. Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York, 1981. Med.8vo format, perfect bound; pp.[xiv]+322; four double-sided plates; uncut fore-edges. Dust-wrapper slightly frayed.



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[SNYDER (Gary.]. The Tribal Dharma: An Essay on the Work of Gary Snyder By Kenneth White. Unicorn, [Llanfynydd, Carmarthen, Dyfed,] 1975. Single sheets, lge.post 8vo format, sewn through and round, Japanese fashion, into textured card wrappers printed outside in yellow and brown; pp.[vi]+50; printed throughout in grey and brown; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper.



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SOCIAL HISTORY. British General Strike, 1926. THE TIMES: Double-sided foolscap broadsheets, apparently set on a typewriter and mimeographed, being issues Nos.44263, Wednesday, May 5, 1926; 44264, Thursday May 6. [sic] 1926; 44265, Friday, May 7, 1926; 44266, Saturday, May 8, 1926, together with the single-sided foolscap broadsheet ‘Imperial and foreign Trade and engineering Supplement No 409', and the single-sided foolscap broadsheet ‘Weekly edition', both for the same day; Nos.44267, Monday, May 10, 1926; 44268, Tuesday, May 11, 1926; 44269, Wednesday, May 12, 1926; 44270, Thursday, May 13, 1926; 44271, Friday, May 14, 1926; 44272, Saturday, May 15, 1926, together with the double-sided foolscap broadsheet ‘Weekly edition' for the same day; No.44273, Monday, May 17, 1926. TOGETHER WITH: the four-page printed issues (double royal folio, each issue folded in half twice) Nos.44264, Thursday, May 6, 1926; 44265, Friday, May 7, 1926 (early edition); 44265, Friday, May 7, 1926 (later edition); 44267, Monday, May 10, 1926; 44268, Tuesday, May 11, 1926; 44269, Wednesday, May 12, 1926 (early edition); 44269, Wednesday, May 12, 1926 (‘Special edition' - announcing the calling off of the strike: two copies, with minor differences in the printing); 44270, Thursday, May 13, 1926 (two copies, with minor differences in the printing); 44271, Friday, May 14, 1926; 44272, Saturday, May 15, 1926; 44273, Monday, May 17, 1926. General very light embrowning, and one or two insignificant tears to the margins or at the median folds of the royal folio issues, and slight rust-markings from a paperclip at some point used to secure the broadsheet issues; otherwise, and in general a very nice set.

A remarkably complete collection of all the issues of the London ‘Times' produced during the whole period of the General Strike. The duplicate double royal folio issues noted as having minor printing differences show evidence of having had the formes unlocked, and may in fact show minor differences of textual detail also if subjected to more minute examination than we have given them: certainly the assembler of the collection seems to have known very much what he was doing, and achieved a historical collection of some interest. The sense of blow-by-blow immediacy generated by these newspapers three quarters of a century old is remarkable.

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SOKAN (Robert). A Descriptive And Bibliographic Catalog of the Circus & Related Arts Collection At Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. Written & Compiled By Robert Sokan, Special Collections Librarian. Bloomington, Illinois, The Scarlet Ibis Press, 1976. Super Roy.8vo; title-page printed in yellow-ochre and black; Erratum slip laid on to Contents leaf; sixteen double-sided plates printed lithographically on text-paper; Colophon leaf, followed by seven blanks at end; pp.[6]+[xii]+173+[i (blank)]+XXXII (plates)+[i]+[xv]; greenish-grey and pale-greenish-grey rough buckram downlettered gilt on spine; fore-edges uncut; thick cream end-papers. Fine copy of a very handsome book, issued without a dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 400 copies. The text was designed, set in Electra type, and printed on Curtis Tweedweave paper by Robert Weigel at his private press, the illustrations printed by Kurt Gummerman at the Gummerman Printing Office, Bloomington Illinois, and the book was bound in Roxite Buckram. From the library of Eric Quayle, with his Zennor bookplate on the front paste-down. Tipped onto the back pastedown is an A.L.S. (75 words) from Rodger Tarr, then at the Department of English, Illinois State University, presenting the volume to Quayle and commenting on it ("Interesting in itself, but the printing more so"), together with a copy T.L.S., from Quayle to Tarr (c.200 words) replying, and suggesting the attibution of an illustration not given in the volume. Tipped onto the front paste-down is an envelope addressed in Sokan's hand, containing an A.L.S. from him to Quayle (c.200 words) thanking him for the attribution and adverting to personal matters. Loosely laid in is the four-page prospectus for the volume, printed in yellow-ochre and black.

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[SOLZHENITSYN (Alexander).]. Solzhenitsyn [by] Georg Lukacs. Translated from the German by William David Graf. Merlin Press, 1970.

First edition in English.

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