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  1. Edward Garnett.

    Edward Garnett.

    With eight plates in photogravure, three illustrations in line.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £75

    Date of Publication: 1950

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    Stock Code: 62417

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  2. A User's Guide to the Millennium. Essays and Reviews.

    A User's Guide to the Millennium. Essays and Reviews.

    First US edition, first printing. Originally published in the UK in the previous year. Learn More
    £15

    Date of Publication: 1996

    Published: New York:

    Stock Code: 61915

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  3. England, Half English.

    England, Half English.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £40

    Date of Publication: 1961

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 61823

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  4. At Home. Memoirs.
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    At Home. Memoirs.

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For John & Myfanwy with love from William". Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1958

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 61761

    Signed: Yes

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  5. D. H. Lawrence. An unprofessional Study.

    D. H. Lawrence. An unprofessional Study.

    With two facsimile manuscript pages out of Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
    First edition, first impression of the author's first book, and the first book about Lawrence by a woman. One of a limited edition of 550 numbered copies. Learn More
    £380

    Date of Publication: 1932

    Published: Paris

    Stock Code: 61746

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  6. D. H. Lawrence and the Body Mystical.
    £50

    Date of Publication: 1932

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 61604

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  7. The Mechanical Bride. Folklore of Industrial Man.
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    The Mechanical Bride. Folklore of Industrial Man.

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Mr. Fred Allan from Marshall McLuhan". Learn More
    £975

    Date of Publication: 1951

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 61401

    Signed: Yes

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  8. Drinkers of Infinity. Essays 19551967.
    signed

    Drinkers of Infinity. Essays 19551967.

    Second impression. Originally published in 1968. Learn More
    £60

    Date of Publication: 1970

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    Stock Code: 61026

    Signed: Yes

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  9. The Case of the Midwife Toad.
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    The Case of the Midwife Toad.

    First US edition, first printing. Originally published in the UK in the same year. Learn More
    £120

    Date of Publication: 1971

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    Stock Code: 61023

    Signed: Yes

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  10. Janus. A Summing Up.
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    Janus. A Summing Up.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £120

    Date of Publication: 1978

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    Stock Code: 61022

    Signed: Yes

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  11. The Heel of Achilles. Essays 1968
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    The Heel of Achilles. Essays 1968

    First US edition, first printing. Originally published in the UK in the same year. Learn More
    £100

    Date of Publication: 1974

    Published:

    Stock Code: 61021

    Signed: Yes

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  12. James Joyce: Trivial and Quadrivial.
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    James Joyce: Trivial and Quadrivial.

    Reprinted from Thought, Fordham University Quarterly, Vol. XXVIII, No. 108.
    Offprint with the ownership inscription of poet and academic Ronald Bates to the upper wrapper and his pencilled notes to the contents. Learn More
    £520

    Date of Publication: 1953

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 60922

    Signed: Yes

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  13. Write It Right. A Little Blacklist of Literary Faults.

    Write It Right. A Little Blacklist of Literary Faults.

    First Edition
    First edition, second issue, at 6 × 3 7/8 inches slightly larger in size than the first issue (5 3/4 × 3 in). An entertaining compilation of grammatical errors. Learn More
    £100

    Date of Publication: 1909

    Published: New York and Washington

    Stock Code: 60628

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  14. Max Beerbohm Caricaturist and Writer 1872
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    Max Beerbohm Caricaturist and Writer 1872

    An address delivered at the unveiling and dedication of the Memorial to Sir Max Beerbohm in Saint Paul’s Cathedral.
    First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 100 privately printed copies. Inscribed on the title page by the author "With warm regards S. C. R.". Learn More
    £65

    Date of Publication: 1962

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    Stock Code: 60423

    Signed: Yes

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  15. Chandler Before Marlowe.

    Chandler Before Marlowe.

    Raymond Chandler’s Early Prose and Poetry, 1908–1912. Edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli. Foreword by Jacques Barzun.
    First edition, first impression, number 333 of a limited edition of 499 copies. Learn More
    £100

    Date of Publication: 1973

    Published: Columbia, South Carolina

    Stock Code: 60282

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  16. Abinger Harvest.
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    Abinger Harvest.

    First edition, second impression. Inscribed by the author on the half-title "For E. K. Brown from E. M. Forster, June 4th 1947". Brown's annotations appear throughout the text. Edward Killoran Brown (1905-51) was a prominant Canadian literature professor who taught at the University of Toronto, and later Cornell and the University of Chicago. He edited the Canadian Forum and wrote over 50 articles and reviews on literature; his "Rhythm in the Novel" is an important study based on Forster's work. Learn More
    £700

    Date of Publication: 1936

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 60250

    Signed: Yes

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  17. Goldsworthy Lower Dickinson.

    Goldsworthy Lower Dickinson.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £260

    Date of Publication: 1934

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 60122

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  18. The Sacred River. An Approach to James Joyce.
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    The Sacred River. An Approach to James Joyce.

    First de luxe edition, first impression. One of 150 copies signed by the author out of a limited edition of 512 copies. Learn More
    £140

    Date of Publication: 1949

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 60116

    Signed: Yes

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  19. Let There Be Sculpture. An Autobiography.
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    Let There Be Sculpture. An Autobiography.

    First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 100 copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. Learn More
    £600

    Date of Publication: 1940

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 59815

    Signed: Yes

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  20. A Bibliography of Sir James George Frazer.
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    A Bibliography of Sir James George Frazer.

    With Portraits and Facsimiles and a Note by Sir J. G. Frazer.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Frazer, anthropologist and author of The Golden Bough, on the half-title "A notre ami Francois Ceccaldi, en affectueuse reconnaissance de J. G. & L. Frazer". Also included is a plate from a different book illustrating the entrace to Trinity College, Cambridge (where Frazer was a fellow) taped to the front pastedown. Learn More
    £225

    Date of Publication: 1934

    Published:

    Stock Code: 59659

    Signed: Yes

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