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.

SOTHEBY (William). Oberon, A poem From the German of Wieland. By William Sotheby, Esq. In two volumes. Third edition. London: John Murray, Albemarle-street, 1826. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo; half-titles not present, possibly not called for (v. note); pp.[iv]+203+[i (printer's imprint)]; [ii]+229+[i (printer's imprint)]; contemporary half natural calf, marbled sides, edges, and end-papers, spine elaborately tooled gilt in compartments, blackish-brown lettering-piece. Small label removed from tail of each front cover, leaving the marbling of the boards a little defective; otherwise a fine copy.

CBEL, III, p.243. Sotheby's second book, first published in 1798. A pleasant period binding in nice condition, of a book well printed by Thomas Davison.

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SOUTHWORTH (James G.). Some Modern American Poets. Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1950. Demy 8vo; pp.[ii (blank)]+180+[ii (blank)]. Dust-wrapper slightly nicked and dusty.

John Mander's copy, with his ownership inscription on the front end-paper. Emily Dickinson, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, Robinson Jeffers, Archibald MacLeish, E.E. Cummings, Stephen Vincent Benet, and Hart Crane; with a brief Epilogue considering Karl Shapiro, Randall Jarrell, Robert Lowell, and Robert Horan as possibly the coming men.

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SPARROW (John). Sense and poetry: Essays on the Place of Meaning In Contemporary Verse. Constable & Co Ltd, 1934. Pp.[xxiv]+[156]; author's Note slip tipped in before p.ix. No dust-wrapper.

Cummings, Pound, Sitwell, Aldington, Read, Joyce, Eliot, Auden, etc.

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SPEIRS (John). The Scots Literary tradition: an Essay in Criticism. 1940, Chatto & Windus, London. Half-title not called for; pp.viii+191+[i (printer's imprint)]; pale greenish grey cloth, blocked and lettered cerise on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

‘The Kingis Quhair', Henryson, Dunbar, Gavin Douglas, David Lindsay, Allan Ramsey, Robert Fergusson, Burns, the Scottish Ballads, George Douglas, C.M. Grieve, etc.

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[SPENSER (Edmund)]. The Faerie Queene: A Companion for Readers [by] Rosemary Freeman. 1970, Chatto & Windus. Double demy 16mo; final blank; pp.350+[ii]; purple cloth textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in nicked dust-wrapper.

Norah Smallwood's copy, with her pencilled holograph inscription on the front end-paper. Norah Smallwood was Rosemary Freeman's editor at Chatto & Windus.

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[STAFFORD (Jean).].Jean Stafford: A biography By David Roberts. Little, Brown and Company, Boston Toronto, 1988. Roy.8vo; blank before half-title, two at end; 16pp. double-sided illustrations from photographs; pp.[2]+[xii]+494+[4]; quarter dark cerise boards, ruled and lettered gilt, light caramel board sides blocked with publisher's initials device blind on front board. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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STENDHAL. Memoirs Of an egotist. Souvenirs d'Egotisme Translated with an Introduction and Notes By David Ellis. 1975, Chatto & Windus, London. Extra cr.8vo; pp.160; light pinkish purple cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

First edition of this translation.

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STEPHEN (Leslie). English men of letters: George Eliot. London: Macmillan & Co., Limited, Nineteen hundred and three. Blank before half-title; title-page printed in red and black; integral advertisement leaf followeed by blank at end; pp.[2]+vi+213+[i (blank)]+[2]+[ii]; red cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on flat spine. Nice copy.

Reprint of a title first issued in 1902.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Prayers Written at Vailima By Robert Louis Stevenson With An introduction By Mrs. Stevenson. London, Chatto & Windus, 1928. Narrow cr.8vo; advertisement leaf, blank on recto, precedes half-title; pp.[2]+[xiv]+19+[i (blank)]; lilac fine linen-textured boards, lettered gilt down spine. Slight dulling of gilt and light embrowning of poor quality end-papers, both as is probably inevitable; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed and dusty dust-wrapper.

First published in November 1905. Purchased from the publisher's file, but without signs of provenance. Apparently the third edition.

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[STEVENSON (Robert Louis).]. Robert Louis Stevenson: A life study In criticism By H. Bellyse Baildon, M.A. Second edition. With two portraits. Chatto & Windus, 1901. Photogravure portrait frontispiece in sepia, with tissue guard; title-page printed in red and black; one half-tone plate; pp.[xvi]+244; publisher's inserted Catalogue, 32pp., at end; bevelled navy blue coarse buckram, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Very nice copy, largely unopened: no dust-wrapper.

The publisher's file copy, with their ‘Office copy' sticker on spine.

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[STEVENSON (Robert Louis).]. Robert Louis Stevenson. An appreciation. By B.A. Barber. W.H. Moss and Sons, Limited, Whitehaven, N.D. [1910]. Pp.[66]+[ii (blank). No dust-wrapper.

A scarce volume, not in the Catalogue of the Beinecke Collection.

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[STICKNEY (Sarah)], Mrs. ELLIS. The Women of England, Their Social duties, and domestic habits. By Mrs. Ellis. Fisher, Son, & Co., N.D. [c.1847]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; steel-engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; half-title not called for; pp.343+[i (blank)]; red cloth, ruled, lettered, and elaborately blocked blind on sides, ruled and elaborately blocked blind, lettered and wioth short rule gilt, on spine; t.e uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated deep yellow. Back end-paper lacking; otherwise a nice copy.

A series binding. The book was first issued in 1839.

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STRACHEY (Lytton). Guild Books No.S4: Elizabeth And Essex: A tragic history. Guild Books Services edition. Published for The British Publishers Guild By Chatto & Windus, London, 1943. Sq.12mo, wire-stabbed; blank before half-title; final blank; pp.166+[ii]; white card wrappers printed in black and green. Large piece cut from half-title, and title leaf marked up in pencil (see note); otherwise a nice copy without a dust-wrapper.

First edition thus of a title published originally in 1928. The publisher's Production Office Copy, with their label to this effect on spine. Loosely laid-in is a mock-up of the prelims. for a 1948 Chatto & Windus edition, including instructions to the printer. The title-leaf, verso and recto, has been altered in pencil to the same end.

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STRACHEY (Lytton). Guild Books No.A2: Elizabeth And Essex: A tragic history. Guild Books. Published for The British Publishers Guild By I.S.B. Political Division A.C.A. (B.E.), 1943. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.210; white thin card wrappers printed in brown and black. Extremely fine copy in nicked dust-wrapper. Rare, especially thus.

Printed in Vienna and denominated on the front flap of the dust-wrapper ‘Austrian Edition / Price Sch.3' this is an entirely different format and setting of text from the English Guild Books edition. Purchased by us from the files of Chatto & Windus, but without signs of provenance. An intriguing piece of war-time publishing history!

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STRACHEY (Lytton). Landmarks in French Literature. 1948, Chatto & Windus, London. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.[viii]+[160]; scarlet fine-weave cloth blocked and lettered gilt on black blocked panel on spine; t.e. black, fore- and lower- edges mainly trimmed. Cloth of spine slightly darkened, but a near-fine copy. Possibly issued without a printed dust-wrapper.

A volume of ‘The Collected Works'.

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STRACHEY (Lytton). Queen Victoria. 1948, Chatto & Windus, London. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.[vi]+[257]+[i (printer's imprint)]; scarlet fine-weave cloth blocked and lettered gilt on black blocked panel on spine; t.e. black, fore- and lower- edges mainly trimmed. Cloth of spine slightly darkened, but a near-fine copy. Possibly issued without a printed dust-wrapper.

A volume of ‘The Collected Works'.

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STRACHEY (Lytton). Eminent Victorians: Cardinal Manning; Florence Nightingale; Dr Arnold; General Gordon. 1979, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; blank and integral portrait frontispiece, titled on recto, precede title-page; integral facsimile and six integral plates, not included in the pagination; blank at end; pp.[iv (including frontispiece)]+286+[ii]; hammered deep pink cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; rich brown laid end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Includes an introduction signed W.S.F.B. here first published.

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[STRICKLAND (Agnes).]. Agnes Strickland: Biographer of the Queens of England 1796-1874 By Una Pope-Hennessy. 1940, Chatto & Windus, London. Double demy 16mo; portrait frontispiece and six plates; pp.xvi+328; blue cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Spine slightly faded; otherwise a fine copy.

The publisher's file copy, with their small label to this effect on the spine.

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SURTEES (Robert Smith). Mr. Sponge's Sporting tour. By the Author of "Handley Cross," Jorrocks's Jaunts,' [sic] Etc. etc. With illustrations by John Leech. London: Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1860. Demy 8vo; steel-engraved frontispiece and twelve plates, all hand-coloured; numerous wood-engravings in the text; pp.[xii]+408; dark salmon vertically ribbed cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked pictorially gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; pale yellow coated end-papers. Original cloth slightly chipped at head and tail of spine, but now neatly recased, the want being unobtrusively supplied with matching cloth, and with new end-papers imitating the originals. A little scattered foxing, but in effect a nice copy.

First published in 1853, the present edition being an exact reproduction of the original apart from the date on the title-page and the end-papers (those of the first issue of the first edition being also pale yellow, but printed with advertisements in red).

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[SWIFT (Jonathan).]. Fair liberty Was all his cry: A tercentenary tribute To Jonathan Swift, 1667-1745. Edited by A. Norman Jeffares. Macmillan, 1967. Demy 8vo; half-tone portrait frontispiece and one plate; pp.[xxii]+410; mottled pale green cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Press cutting tipped on to front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Includes reprinted essays by Virginia Woolf, Yeats, Orwell, etc., as well as some that are here first printed.

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SYKES (Christopher Simon). Black sheep. 1982, Chatto & Windus. Pp.286. Uncorrected proof copy in wrappers and proof dust-wrapper.

Rakes, gamblers, cheats, cowards, frauds, spendthrifts: from the reign of king James I to that of Edward VII.

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SYKES (Christopher Simon). Black sheep. 1982, Chatto & Windus. Pp.286. Demy 16mo; numerous illustrations in text; final blank; pp.285+[iii]; red cloth-textured boards lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; illustrated end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Rakes, gamblers, cheats, cowards, frauds, spendthrifts: from the reign of king James I to that of Edward VII.

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SYMINGTON (Maggie). The King's Command: A story for girls. With eight original illustrations by Hal Ludlow. Cassell & Company, Limited: London, Paris & Melbourne, 1891. (All rights reserved). Wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; pp.384; publisher's 8+8pp. inserted catalogue at end coded ‘5 G. 4-94' and ‘5 B. 4-94'; brown buckram blocked black on back cover, pictorially blocked black, green, and gilt, lettered black and green-outlined black on front cover, pictorially blocked black, green, and gilt, lettered gilt and black, on spine; end-papers printed on facing surfaces with floral pattern in lime green, on back of front end-paper with advertisements in black. Small nick in cloth at head of spine; otherwise a fine copy, the covers, designed by Hal Ludlow, exceptionally fresh and bright.

Juvenile. Reprint of a novel originally published in 1886.

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SYMONS (Arthur). Poems by Arthur Symons. Volume I [II]. London: William Heinemann, 1911. 2 Vols., complete, demy 8vo; blank before half-title and photogravure portrait frontispiece with tissue guard in volume one; integral advertisement leaf followed by leaf bearing printer's imprint at end of volume two, both blank on verso; flecked and horizontally streaked light and dark sea-green cloth, paper spine labels. French translation of stanza written on lower margin of last leaf of volume one; otherwise a nice set, but without dust-wrappers.

Third impression of the second edition of 1906 of a collection first published in 1901.

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[TAUTPHOEUS (Baroness, Jemima Montgomery).]. Quits, A Novel. By the author of "The Initials." Eleventh edition. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1891. Frontispiece with tissue guard; green dotted line ribbed cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram and device in grey. End-papers foxed on backs, with offsetting; front end-papers slightly marked; otherwise a nice copy.

A volume in the series ‘Bentley's Favourite Novels'. Originally published in three volumes in 1857.

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TCHEHOV (Anton). The darling And other stories. From the Russian By Constance Garnett. With introduction by Edward Garnett. London, Chatto & Windus, 1950. Sm.double cr.16mo; pp.[xii]+312; sky-blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Photosensitive cloth slightly faded on spine; otherwise a fine copy in very slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

Fifth impression of a collection first published in 1916. Issued as Volume I. of The Tales.

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TCHEHOV (Anton). The duel And other stories. From the Russian By Constance Garnett. London, Chatto & Windus, 1950. Sm.double cr.16mo; blank before half-title; pp.[2]+[vi]+307+[i (blank)]; sky-blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Photosensitive cloth slightly faded on spine; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Fifth impression of a collection first published in 1916. Issued as Volume II. of The Tales.

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TCHEHOV (Anton). Select tales of Tchehov Translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett. Volume two. 1968, Chatto & Windus, London. Extra double cr.16mo; pp.[viii]+[344]; brown cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Slight marking of covers; otherwise a fine copy; without the dust-wrapper.

Reprint of a collection first published in 1962.

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TENNYSON (Sir Charles). Stars And markets. 1957, Chatto and windus, London. Demy 8vo; pp.263+[i (blank)]; mottled red cloth lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly dusty dust-wrapper.

Reminiscences.

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THACKERAY (W.M., Esq.). The English humourists Of the Eighteenth century. a Series of Lectures, Delivered in England, Scotland, and the United States of America. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1858. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[iv]+341+[i (blank)]+6; greenish buff smooth glazed cotton over very thin boards, printed in black on sides and spine. Very nice copy.

The first cheap edition of a title published originally in 1853, and the first title in Smith, Elder, and Co.'s ‘New Cheap Series of Original and Standard Works of Information and General Interest' - though the fact is not stated on the volume. This edition has the revised text.

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[THACKERAY (W.M.).]. The Newcomes: Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family. Edited by Arthur Pendennis, Esq. R.E. King & Co Ltd, 106 to 110 Tabernacle Street EC, N.D. [1906]. Pp.viii+542; grey wrappers, cut flush, printed in blue; issued without end-papers. Half-title lacking; wrappers lightly foxed, and very slightly chipped; poor quality paper lightly embrowned throughout; otherwise a nice copy: a remarkable survival, considering its nature.

Yellowback format, but in wrappers. Issued as a volume in R.E. King's ‘Sixpenny Series of Popular Novels'. It is a surprise at this late date to find Thackeray's name appearing only on the wrappers.

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THOMAS (Helen). World Without End. William Heinemann Ltd, 1931. Post 8vo; bright brown rough buckram, blocked with publisher's device black on back cover, lettered black on spine. Prelims. foxed; otherwise nice, but lacking the dust-wrapper.



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THOMAS (Dylan). Dylan Thomas [A biography] by Paul Ferris. The Dial Press, New York, 1977. Med.8vo; eight double-sided plates; pp.400.



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[THOMAS (Edward).]. Edward Thomas [by] H. Coombes. 1956, Chatto & Windus. Extra cr.8vo; half-tone frontispiece (from a hitherto unpublished photograph of Thomas); pp.256; black cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Dust-wrapper slightly creased.



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TILLYARD (E.M.W., Litt.D., Master of Jesus College Cambridge). Five Poems 1470 - 1870: An elementary essay On the background of English literature. 1948, Chatto & Windus, London. Lge.post 8vo; five half-tone plates; pp.viii+[128]; black cloth, blocked, and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dusty and minutely frayed dust-wrapper.

The poems are ‘The Testament of Cresseid' by Henryson, ‘Orchestra' by Sir John Davies, ‘Ode on Anne Killigrew' by Dryden, ‘The Rime of the ancient Mariner' by Coleridge, and ‘Hertha' by Swinburne.

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TILLYARD (E.M.W., Litt.D., Master of Jesus College Cambridge). Poetry and Its Background Illustrated by Five Poems 1470 - 1870. 1955, Chatto & Windus, London. Lge.post 8vo; five half-tone plates; pp.viii+[128]; black buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dusty and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

First edition under this title of a book originally published under the title of ‘Five Poems' in 1948. The poems are ‘The Testament of Cresseid' by Henryson, ‘Orchestra' by Sir John Davies, ‘Ode on Anne Killigrew' by Dryden, ‘The Rime of the ancient Mariner' by Coleridge, and ‘Hertha' by Swinburne.

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TILLYARD (E.M.W., Litt.D., F.B.I [sic!].). Essays Literary & educational. 1962, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; pp.224; black cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

Shakespeare; Reality and Fantasy in Elizabethan Literature; Milton; Dryden; William Collins; Scott; Shelley; Thomas Love Peacock; Conrad; etc.

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[TOLKIEN (J.R.R.).]. Tolkien's World [by] Randel Helms. Thames and Hudson, 1974. Pp.160.



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TOLSTOI (Count Lyof N.). Life. Authorised translation By Isobel F. Hapgood. Walter Scott, N.D. [c.1900]. Slight wear to covers; lacking free end-papers; no dust-wrapper.

Reprint of the first edition in English.

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[TOLSTOY (Leo).]. A Daring coiffeur Reflections on War and Peace and Anna Karenina By Elizabeth Gunn. 1971, Chatto & Windus, London. Pp.[x]+[146]; publisher's five entry Errata slip tipped onto Contents leaf; bright violet cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt down spine. Staining from brown glue used to tip in Errata slip; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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[TWAIN (Mark)]. Mr. Clemens And Mark Twain: A biography [by] Justin Kaplan. A Touchstone Book, Published by Simon and Schuster, New York, 1983. Med.8vo format, perfect bound; blank, leaf bearing facsimile of Twain/Clemens signatures, and leaf bearing publisher's symbol, precede title-page; half-title not called for; 16pp illustrations on text-paper; two blanks at end; pp.[iv]+424 (excluding illustrations)+[iv]; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in flesh, brown, black, and blue; issued without end-papers.

First edition thus of a title published originally in 1966, and which won both the Pulitzer Prize & the National Book Award. Literary Agency copy, with their small rubber stamp on initial blank.

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[TWAIN (Mark).]. Mark Twain In England. By Dennis Welland. 1978, Chatto & Windus. Double demy 16mo; half-tone frontispiece; two blanks at end; pp.267+[v]; grey-chocolate cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. A fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Includes useful bibliographical information regarding print-orders, etc.

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TYNAN (Katherine (Mrs. H.A. Hinkson).). An Isle in the Water. Adam and Charles Black, 1896.

An unusual binding exhibiting the Celtic revival version of art nouveau. The second edition, published five months after the first. CBEL, III, p.1057. The author's earliest volume of fiction.

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UNDSET (Sigrid). Kristin Lavrandsdatter. Translated from the Norwegian by Charles Archer & J.S. Scott. Cassell and Company, Limited, London, 1955. Extra cr.8vo; blank at end; pp.945+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; green cloth blocked and lettered black. Fine copy in slightly nicked dust-wrapper.

Twelfth impression of a translation first published in 1930

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[VANBRUGH (Sir John).]. The false Friend. A Comedy As it is Acted at the Theatre Royal in Drury-lane. London: Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 12mo; half-title not called for; final blank; engraved frontispiece by G. Vander; pp.[viii (including frontispiece)+93-158+[ii]; disbound. Fine copy.

Originally published in 4to in 1702, also anonymously. There was also a 1730 edition. This copy has the original imprint: some 1734 copies add "and sold by W. Feales".

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[VERLAINE (Paul).]. Verlaine Prince of poets By Lawrence & Elizabeth Hanson. Chatto & Windus With Secker & Warburg, 1958. Double demy 16mo; 16pp. plates; pp.[368]; red cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine.



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[VERLAINE (Paul).]. [Par] Pierre Petitfils: Verlaine. Collection <> Dirigee par Camille Bourniquel. Julliard, 8, rue Garanciere, Paris, 1981. Double demy 16mo; eight double-sided plates; pp.508+[iv (colophon leaf and blank)].



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VERNE (Jules). The child of the cavern; Or, Strange doings underground By Jules Verne. Translated by W.H.G. Kingston. Author's illustrated edition. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street, 1882. Sm. cr.8vo; half-title not called for; wood engraved frontispiece (with advertisements on verso), title vignette, and nine plates after J. Ferat; pp.174; diagonally fine ribbed green cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, lettered green through gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered green through gilt and green through black, up and on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. slight general wear to covers, and end-papers cracked, but a nice copy.

Apparently the first printing of the first cheap edition, issued at 2s. 0d. in cloth, as here, or at 1s. 0d. in wrappers, this title being the last of the cheap editions listed in the advertisements, though one further title is listed in the 3s. 6d. edition, and six further titles in the 7s. 6d. edition. The present title was originally published in England in 1877, in the 7s. 6d. edition.

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VERNE (Jules). Round the moon. A Sequel To "From the earth to the moon." London, E.C., Richard Butterworth & Co., 16-17 Devonshire Square, N.D. [c.1898]. Half-title not called for; pp.256; horizontally ribbed leaf-green cloth blocked blind on back cover, ruled and blocked blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on front cover. Poor quality paper uniformly embrowned throughout, otherwise a nice copy.



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VINES (Sherard). 100 years of English Literature By Sherard Vines, Professor of English, University College, Hull. Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., 3 Henrietta Street, 1950. Demy 8vo; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; black buckram, lettered gilt on spine. Short tear in back end-paper due to an original binding fault; otherwise a fine copy in nicked dust-wrapper strengthened on verso with paper.

Issued as a volume in ‘The Hundred Years Series'.

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WAGNER (Geoffrey). On the wisdom of Words. George Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1968. Double demy 16mo; pp.[vi]+[346].

A discussion of "communication, from anthropologists to disc jockeys, from Bertram Russell to Bob Dylan" - dust-wrapper.

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WAITH (Eugene M.). The Herculean Hero In Marlowe, Chapman, Shakespeare And Dryden. 1962, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; vignette on title; half-tone frontispiece and three plates; pp.224; scarlet cloth, panelled light blue-green, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine. Top-edges lightly marked; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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WALKER (J.W., O.B.E., F.R.C.S., F.R.Hist.S.). The true History of Robin Hood. With Illustrations by Ethel W. Walker. The West Yorkshire Printing Company Limited, 1952. Med.8vo; final blank; numerous plans and illustrations in text; pp.[XXII]+132+[ii]; mottled Lincoln-green cloth lettered gilt on front cover and up spine. Fine copy in slightly frayed laminated dust-wrapper.

From the library of Eric Quayle, with his Zennor bookplate on the front paste-down. An interesting account, making detailed use of contemporary records, and suggesting that he was a native of Wakefield.

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[WALLACE (Lew).]. The fair god; Or, The last of the 'Tzins. A tale of the conquest of Mexico. By the author of "Ben Hur." London: Richard Edward King, 88, Curtain Road, E.C., N.D. [1895]. Pp.[2]+xii+458; horizontally ribbed bevelled old-mustard cloth, prismatically blocked yellow, rerd, green, black and gilt, lettered black, on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale lemon. Light embrowning to poor quality paper, otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as a volume in ‘The Rainbow Library'. This title was first published in Boston in 1873.

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WARE (Rev. William). Cassell's Red Library. The Last days and fall Of Palmyra. Being letters of Lucius M. Piso to his friend, Marcus Curtius At Rome. With a Preface by The Rev. Henry Allon, D.D. Cassell & Company, Limited, N.D. [1886]. Blank and half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; bevelled scarlet diagonally fine ribbed cloth. ruled and blocked black on sides, ruled black and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. scarlet; end-papers coated deep yellow. Very nice copy.

Originally published in New York in 1837 as ‘Letters of Lucius M. Piso from Palmyra to his Friend Marcus Curtius at Rome', and reprinted in England in two volumes in 1838, under the title ‘Zenobia, Queen of the East; or, Letters from Palmyra', and several times, with variations of title, thereafter. The present volume in Cassell's Red Library was issued at 1/- in card wrappers, 2/- in cloth, as here, and at 5/- in half-calf with marbled edges.

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WARNER (Oliver). Lord Nelson: A Guide to Reading With a Note on Contemporary Portraits. London, The Caravel Press, 1955. Sm.cr.8vo in half-sheets; vignette title-page printed in black and grey-brown; pp.31+[i (blank)]; navy-blue book-cloth lettered gilt on front cover and up flat-spine. Fine copy in original wax-paper dust-wrapper.

A brief bibliography by the noted naval historian. Loosely laid in is a flyer/order form for the volume, including a reproduction of the title-page printed wholly in black. Purchased by us from the Chatto & Windus file, but without signs of provenance. Chatto & Windus were Warner's usual publishers, and may possibly here have distributed the volume.

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WARNER (Oliver). Emma Hamilton And Sir William. 1960, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; four double-sided half-tone plates; one plan in text; pp.[223]+[i (printer's imprint)]; mottled light cerise cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper.



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[WARNER (Susan (otherwise Wetherell)).]. The end of A coil. By the author of "The Wide, Wide World". London, James Nisbet & Co., Limited, 22 Berners Street, N.D. [1890]. Extra cr.8vo; half-title not called for; half-tone frontispiece by J.A. Walter; 2pp. integral series advertisements followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. list (numbered 17-[32]) at end; vertically fine ribbed light sea-green cloth, ruled grey and black, blocked grey, red, and black, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled black, blocked grey, red, black, and gilt, lettered black, and light sea-green through gilt, on spine. Very slight flaking of enamel of front board, but virtually a fine copy

Issued as volume 15 of ‘The Pilgrim Series' and bound in standard style: but a late issue, the advertisements listing the series to no.87. The second English edition of a title first published in America in 1880.

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[WARNER (Sylvia Townsend).]. For Sylvia: An honest account By Valentine Ackland. Foreword by Bea Howe. Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press, London, 1985. Double demy 16mo; two blanks before half-title, two at end; pp.[iv]+135+[v]; iron grey cloth-textured boards, ruled and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

By Sylvia Townsend Warner's companion.

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WATSON (George). The Literary critics: A Study of English Descriptive Criticism. 1964, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; final blank; pp.222+[ii]; light green cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Insignificant spotting of covers; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper with silver-fish damage to back panel.

Originally published in smaller format as a Pelican Original. Dryden, Johnson, Arnold, Henry James, Eliot, etc.

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WAUGH (Evelyn). Put out More flags. 1948, Chapman & Hall.

The sixth volume of the Uniform Edition. First edition thus.

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[WAUGH (Evelyn).]. Evelyn Waugh And his world. Edited by David Pryce-Jones. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1973. Cr.4to; pp.viii+248; numerous illustrations.

Articles by those who knew him in youth and age.

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[WAUGH (Evelyn).]. Evelyn Waugh: A Biography [by] Christopher Sykes. Collins, 1975. Pp.xii+468; six double-sided plates.



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WEDMORE (Frederick). Renunciations: A Chemist in the Suburbs - A Confidence at The Savile - The North Coast And Eleanor. London, Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1895. Post 8vo; photogravure frontispiece after J.J. Shannon printed in sepia, with tissue guard; integral advertisement leaf, blank on verso, followed by publisher's inserted catalogue, 20pp., at end, dated 1895; pp.77+[i (blank)]; mottled light and dark pink glazed linen, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Slight foxing to end-papers and barely visible damp-splash on front cover; slight fading to cloth of spine and top-edge of front cover; otherwise a very nice copy.

Third edition, but the first with this imprint. The sixth book issued independently by Elkin Mathews after the split with John Lane. The Catalogue is the first he issued. Short stories.

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[WHITE (Patrick).]. Patrick White [by] Barry Argyle. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, 1967. Pp.[vii]+110.



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[WHITE (Patrick).]. Patrick White's Fiction [by] William Walsh. George Allen & Unwin. Demy 8vo format, perfect bound; pp.[vi]+136+[ii (blank)]; card wrappers; issued without dust-wrapper.

Presentation copy to D.J. Enright, with the author's holograph inscription, signed ‘Will' on the title-page.

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WHITE (T.H.). T.H. White: A biography by Sylvia Townsend Warner. 1967, Jonathan Cape With Chatto & Windus. Frontispiece, and four double-sided plates; other illustrations and facsililes on text-paper; pp.352; end-papers printed with facsimile. Second impression, in the same year as the first.



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[WILDE (Oscar).]. Oscar Wilde By Leonard Cresswell Ingleby. London, T. Werner Laurie, Clifford's Inn, N.D. [November, 1907]. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; half-tone portrait frontispiece on Japanese vellum, with thin paper guard; title-page printed in black and grey-green; 8pp. publisher's Catalogue at end on text-paper, probably printed conjugate with the prelims. and hence integral; pp.viii+400+[viii]; vertically-streaked light and dark grey-green net-grain cloth, blocked dark green on front cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Very nice copy, without a dust-wrapper.

Mason, 649

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WILDE (Oscar). Poems By Oscar Wilde With the ballad of Reading gaol. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street W.C., London. Ninth Edition, December 1909. F'cap 8vo; pp.viii+320; green fine bead-grain cloth, ruled, lettered, and blocked gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Very nice copy, but without the dust-wrapper.

Though denominated Ninth Edition on the title-page, the printing history on the verso of the title leaf makes clear that this is actually the third printing of the second Methuen edition, first issued in 1908, which contained two new poems, recently discovered and dropped some translations from the Greek and Polish, and some fragments. Mason, 490

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WILDE (Oscar). Intentions. Ninth edition. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, December 1913. F'cap 8vo; pp.[viii]+263+[i (printer's imprint)]; mottled dull greenish blue fine-dotted-diaper effect cloth ruled blind on sides, blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt on spine. Very nice copy, but without the dust-wrapper.

Third printing in ‘Methuen's Shilling Library', correctly calling itself the ninth edition (all told) on the title-page, but the eighth in the printing history. The true eighth was a reprint of the second collected edition (Mason 515), published in September 1913. Mason, however, was unaware of the present printing, and records the ninth (also as the third printing in the ‘Shilling Library') as being printed in 1914. The present printing should come between Mason 563 (7th April) and 564 (1914).

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WILDE (Oscar). Selected prose of Oscar Wilde With a preface by Robert Ross. Second edition. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, November 12th 1914. F'cap 8vo; pp.160; light grey-blue net-grain cloth ruled blind on sides, blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt on spine. Very nice copy, but without the dust-wrapper.

Second printing in ‘Methuen's Shilling Library', the first printing being issued on March 19th. For this second printing, the price was raised to 5/-, no doubt because of a rise in production costs due to the war. Mason 566 records the first printing, but the second was published just too late to be included. In addition to more than fifty passages from Wilde's prose works, the volume contains two letters to Robert Ross, here first published.

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WILDE (Oscar). The poems of Oscar Wilde Illustrated by Jean de Bosschère. New York, Published by Boni & Liveright, 1927. Med.8vo; two blanks before half-title; title-page printed in black, red, and brown; frontispiece and seven inserted plates in colour with tissue guards; eight inserted plates in black and white; numerous decorations in text; limitation leaf, blank on verso, followed by blank at end; pp.[4]+[viii]+336+[i]+[3]; bevelled bright blue cloth ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on flat spine, ruled and blocked gilt on front cover with designes by Bosschère; t.e.g., others uncut. Lacking the frontispiece and the colour plates to face pp.254 and 268; otherwise a very nice copy in faded, creased, torn, and somewhat chipped dust-wrapper.

One of an edition limited to 2,000 numbered copies.

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WILLEY (Basil, Fellow of Pembroke College, University Lecturer in English, Cambridge). The Eighteenth Century Background: Studies in the Idea of Nature In the Thought of the Period. 1940, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.viii+302+[ii (verso blank)]; mottled teak-brown cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Slight staining of fore-edges; otherwise a fine copy in slightly marked dust-wrapper.

Dr. Johnson, Shaftesbury, Joseph Butler, Mandeville, Swift, David Hume, Joseph Priestley, William Godwin, Edmund Burke, Wordsworth, etc. The publisher's file copy: the blurb on the front flap of the dust-wrapper being revised in pencil for a later edition.

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WILLEY (Basil). The Eighteenth century Background: Studies in the Idea of Nature in The Thought of the Period. Chatto & Windus, London, 1980. Double demy 16mo; blank at end; pp.viii+[302]+[ii]; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black and brown; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. A fine copy.

First edition thus. Dr. Johnson, Shaftesbury, Joseph Butler, Mandeville, Swift, David Hume, Joseph Priestley, William Godwin, Edmund Burke, Wordsworth, etc.

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WILLEY (Basil, Fellow of Pembroke College, King Edward VII Professor of English Literature In the University of Cambridge). The Seventeenth-century Background: Studies in the thought of the age In relation to poetry And religion. 1946, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; pp.viii+315+[i (blank)]. Slight wear to cloth at head of spine; otherwise a fine copy in slightly marked dust-wrapper.

Originally published in 1934. Bacon, Sir Thomas Browne, Milton, Descartes, Hobbes, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, the Cambridge Platonists, Joseph Glanville, Dryden, etc.

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WILLEY (Basil). The Seventeenth-century Background: Studies in the thought of the age In relation to poetry And religion. Routledge & Kegan Paul, London and Henley, 1979. Card wrappers; issued without end-papers or a dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

Originally published by Chatto & Windus in hardcover in 1934. The Chatto & Windus file copy, with their book-plate on the inside front cover.

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WILLEY (Basil). The Seventeenth-century Background: Studies in the thought of the age In relation to poetry and religion. Ark paperbacks, 1986. Card wrappers; issued without a dust-wrapper.

New at £3.95. Originally published in hardcover in 1934.

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WILLEY (Basil). Nineteenth Century Studies: Coleridge to Matthew Arnold. 1949, Chatto & Windus. Pp.viii+[288]; light cerise Sundour cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Virtually fine copy in stained and slightly frayed dust-wrapper

Chapters also on Thomas Arnold, Newman, Carlyle, Bentham, Mill, Comte, and George Eliot.

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WILLEY (Basil, Fellow of Pembroke College, King Edward Professor of English Literature In the University of Cambridge). More Nineteenth Century Studies: A group of honest doubters. 1956, Chatto & Windus, London. Double demy 16mo; pp.304; light blue cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Cloth of spine very slightly faded; fore-edges a little stained; otherwise a fine copy in slightly marked and nicked dust-wrapper.

Chapters on Francis W. Newman, Tennyson, Froude, Mark Pattison, Benjamin Jowett, Baden Powell, William Hale White, John Morley, etc.

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WILLEY (Basil, Fellow of Pembroke College, King Edward Professor of English Literature In the University of Cambridge). The Hibbert Lectures 1959. Darwin And Butler: Two Versions of Evolution. 1960, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; pp.[iv]+[116]+[iv]; light rust-brown cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in nicked dust-wrapper darkened on spine.



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WILLEY (Basil, Fellow of Pembroke College, King Edward VII Professor of English Literature In the University of Cambridge). The English Moralists. 1964, Chatto & Windus, London. Double demy 16mo; final blank; pp.318+[ii]; smooth deep pink cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. A fine copy in very slightly marked and nicked dust-wrapper.

Richard Hooker, Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, The Cambridge Platonists, Sir Thomas Browne, John Locke, Shaftesbury, Joseph Addison, David Hume, Lord Chesterfield, Edmund Burke, S.T, Coleridge, etc.

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WILLEY (Basil). Spots of Time: A Retrospect of the Years 1897 - 1920. 1965, Chatto and Windus, London. Demy 8vo; final blank; pp.249+[iii]; brown cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. brown. TOGETHER WITH: Cambridge And other memories, 1920 - 1953. 1968, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; pp.179+[v]; light brown cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. The two volumes, fine in dust-wrapper.

Willey's autobiography.

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WILLEY (Basil, Honorary Fellow of Pembroke College and King Edward VII Professor Emeritus of English Literature In the University of Cambridge). Samuel Taylor Coleridge. 1972, Chatto & Windus, London. Double demy 16mo; pp.264; Scarlet cloth-textured boards, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. A fine copy in dust-wrapper.



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WILLIAMS (Raymond). Culture And society 1780-1950. 1959, Chatto & Windus.

First published 1958.

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WILLIAMS (Raymond). Communications. Revised Edition. 1966, Chatto & Windus, London. Demy 8vo; two blanks before half-title, four at end, the outermost serving as pastedowns; pp.[iv]+196+[viii]; scarlet cloth-textured boards, lettered down and on spine, gilt. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

Originally published as a Penguin Special in 1962, the present much expanded edition being the first hard-cover edition.

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WILLIAMS (Raymond, Lecturer in English And Fellow of Jesus College Cambridge)). Modern tragedy. Chatto & Windus, 1966. Double demy 16mo; pp.288; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in orange, brown, and black; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Slight marking of wrappers; otherwise a nice copy.

The soft-cover issue.

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WILLIAMS (Raymond). Drama From Ibsen to Brecht. 1971, Chatto & Windus, London. Pp.352; sea-green boards ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

A reprint of the 1968 edition, which was itself a revised and enlarged reprint of the volume Drama from Ibsen to Eliot originally published in 1952.

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[WOLFE (Thomas).]. Thomas Wolfe: A biography By Elizabeth Nowell. Heinemann, 1961. Double demy 16mo; pp.456; portrait frontispiece.

Includes extensive quotations from Wolfe's letters. The first English edition. In this copy the American copyright date on the verso of the title-page has been added by a hand stamp.

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WOOLF (Virginia). Collected essays Volume two. Edited by Leonard Woolf. Chatto & Windus, London, 1967. Extra double cr.16mo; two blanks before half-title, two at end; pp.[xii]+304+[iv]; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in pink, black, green, and brown; issued without a dust-wrapper. Wrappers slightly darkened; otherwise a fine copy.

First paperback edition of a title first published in hardcover the previous year. Purchased by us from the publisher's file, but without sign of provenance.

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WOOLF (Virginia). The Common reader First series. London, The Hogarth Press, 1975. Pp.[3]-305+[i (blank)]; green cloth-textured boards lettered gilt on spine. Small mark on back joint of spine; otherwise a fine copy in slightly torn dust-wrapper.

The 12th impression of a book first published in 1925.

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[WOOLF (Virginia).]. Virginia Woolf: Her Art as a Novelist By Joan Bennett. Cambridge: At the University Press, 1945. Pp.viii+132.



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[WOOLF (Virginia).]. Virginia Woolf By Bernard Blackstone. Published for The British Council And The National Book League By Longmans, Green & Co., 1952. Frontispiece portrait in sepia; pp.48.



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[WOOLF (Virginia).]. Virginia Woolf By Michael Rosenthal. Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1979. Demy 8vo; final blank; pp.[viii]+[272].



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[WOOLF (Virginia).]. Virginia Woolf: A Biography. Volume Two: Mrs Woolf 1912 - 1941. [By] Quentin Bell. 1972, The Hogarth Press. Med.8vo; frontispiece and seven double-sided plates; one facsimile in text; pp.[xiv]+300; mottled light brown cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with maps in black. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

Third impression in same month as the first. Norah Smallwood's copy, with her pencilled signature on the half-title.

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WOOLF (Virginia). The sickle side Of the moon. The Letters of Virginia Woolf Volume V: 1932 - 1935. Editor: Nigel Nicolson. assistant Editor: Joanne Trautmann. Chatto & Windus, London, 1982. Double med.16mo; portrait frontispiece; pp.xx+476; white glazed wrappers, cut flush, printed in black and brown; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

First softcover edition.

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WOOLMER (J. Howard). A checklist of The Hogarth Press 1917-1938 Compiled by J. Howard Woolmer. With a Short History of the Press By Mary E. Gaither. 1976, Woolmer/Brotherson Ltd, Andes, New York. Pp.[xii]+177+[iii (blank)].

1990

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WORDSWORTH (William). The Poetical works. A new edition, carefully edited. With a life. London: Routledge, Warne, & Routledge, Broadway, Ludgate Hill; New York, 129, Grand Street, 1864. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and seven plates, by the brothers Dalziel after Birkett Foster, with tissue guards; pp.xxiv+496; (?)publisher's scarlet bevelled morocco-faced sheep ruled gilt and green on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, gilt tooled edges and doublures; a.e.g.; end-papers coated lemon; black silk marker. Leather slightly rubbed at points, but a near-fine copy.

The ‘Life', which occupies pp.[v] - xiv is signed ‘W.R.'. The engravings which, curiously, receive no mention either on the title-page or elsewhere in the volume, face pp.8, 123, 199, 283, 300, 360, and 485.

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WORDSWORTH (William). The prelude. Edited With notes and Introduction by Basil Worsfold. London: Chatto and Windus; Boston: John W. Luce and Company: publishers 1907. Med.16mo in half-sheets; letterpress series title, wood-engraved series title, half-title, and photogravure portrait frontispiece with thin paper guard, precede title-page; large folding map precedes start of text; pp.[lxxii]+429+[i (printer's imprint)]; contemporary half grey-green polished calf, lettered gilt on spine, marbled sides and end-papers; t.e.g., others uncut. Calf of spine faded to brown; a very little insignificant scattered foxing; otherwise a very nice copy.

A signed binding of some quality by Bumpus of Oxford Street. A volume in the series ‘The King's Classics', issued under the general editorship of Professor I. Gollancz: a scholarly edition, with a long Introduction and extensive notes. Included also is the text of Coleridge's poem ‘To a Gentleman', written in response to hearing Wordsworth's recitation of the piece.

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YATES (Edmund). Running the gauntlet. George Routledge and Sons, Limited, 1894.

First published in three volumes in 1865.

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YATES (Edmund). Wrecked in port. A Novel. George Routledge and Sons, 1879. Spine slightly faded, and with slight wear to cloth at head and tail; small name written in ink on title-page; otherwise a nice copy.

First published in three volumes in 1869.

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[YEATS (W.B.).]. Yeats's verse-plays: The revisions 1900-1910. [By] S.B. Bushrui. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1965. Demy 8vo; pp.[xvi]+240.

From the library of poet John Heath-Stubbs, and bearing his bookplate on the front paste-down.

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[YEATS (W.B.).]. In excited reverie: A Centenary Tribute to William Butler Yeats, 1865-1939. Edited by A. Norman Jeffares And K.G.W. Cross. Macmillan, 1965. Portrait frontispiece; pp.viii+[360]. Corner clipped from front end-paper.

Articles by Hugh MacDiarmid, A.D. Hope, Jon Stallworthy, Conor Cruise O'Brien, the editors, W.R. Rodgers, Lennox Robinson, Edward Engelberg, Hazard Adams, Russell K. Alspach, etc., etc.

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[YEATS (W.B.).]. W.B. Yeats: The critical heritage. Edited by A. Norman Jeffares. Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1977. Double demy 16mo; pp.xvi+[484].

Issued as a volume in ‘The Critical Heritage Series'.

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