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[GEORGE BERNARD SHAW]
The Apple Cart. A Political Extravaganza. By Bernard Shaw.
"Constable, 1930" "8vo., First Edition, free endpapers very lightly browned; original olive cloth, gilt back, brown top, uncut, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly age-browned at edges. Uncommon in this condition."
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Book number: 14755
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 14 US$ 15.57 | JP¥ 1688]
Keywords: "modern firsts, plays, shaw, apple cart, political satire"

 
[WILLIAM BURROUGHS. EDWARD DAHLBERG. JACK KEROUAC (CONTRIBS.)]
Big Table 1. Spring 1959.
"Big Table, Chicago, 1959" "8vo., First Edition; original coloured wrappers, extremities a little disty else a very good, clean copy. Contains the complete contents of the suppressed Winter 1959 Chicago Review."
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Book number: 10655
GBP 54.00 [Appr.: EURO 62.75 US$ 70.07 | JP¥ 7597]
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Y.Y. [PSEUD. R. LYND]
Both Sides of the Road. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"Methuen, [1934]" "Sm. 8vo., First Edition; cloth blocked in blind, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Collects twenty-eight of Lynd's thought-provoking essays, originally published as 'Y.Y' in the New Statesman. Extremely scarce in anything like this condition."
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Book number: 13473
GBP 36.00 [Appr.: EURO 42 US$ 46.71 | JP¥ 5064]
Keywords: "modern firsts, essays, robert lynd, yy, new statesman, news chronicle"

 
[WINSTON S. CHURCHILL (ED.)]
The British Gazette. [Complete set in near fine state].
"5 May - 13 May, 1926" "Eight issues, broadsheet, All Published, each of 4pp, the first two issues printed on one side only; a little browned as usual else a very good, clean set. Woods, p.321. See also Gilbert, V:9, pp.157 et seq."
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Book number: 8569
GBP 325.00 [Appr.: EURO 377.5 US$ 421.71 | JP¥ 45720]
Keywords: "mstock, modern firsts, churchill, churchilliana, politics, general strike, newspapers, british gazette"

 
(WINSTON S. CHURCHILL). [C.H. GIBBS-SMITH (ED.)]
Christmas Greetings 1941.
"[Hodder & Stoughton, 1941]" "Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs throughout, neat contemporary inscription on front inner wrapper; original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, covers very lightly creased else a very good, clean copy. Contains numerous photographs of Churchill together with extracts from his speeches. A scarce survival. Not recorded by Woods."
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Book number: 12222
GBP 36.00 [Appr.: EURO 42 US$ 46.71 | JP¥ 5064]
Keywords: "modern firsts, churchill, churchilliana, ww1i"

 
[A.E. HOUSMAN. D.H. LAWRENCE]
Controversial Essays. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"Faber, [1966]" "8vo., First Edition, neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper; blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter chafed with minor loss at head and tail of backstrip. Includes important essays on the Housman MSS and the 'Lady Chatterley' trial."
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Book number: 16009
GBP 14.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 US$ 18.17 | JP¥ 1969]
Keywords: "modern firsts, john sparrow, essays, housman, lawrence"

 
[HENRY WILLIAMSON. ADRIAN BELL ET AL.]
Country-Side Mood. [Sixth Impression].
"Blandford Press, [1946]" "8vo., Sixth Impression, with 26 plates on 16 and numerous wood-engravings by Joan Rickarby in the text; original blue cloth, backstrip lettered in black, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. First published in 1943, this collection of seventeen essays by well-known countryside writers includes Williamson's 'A Devon Stream', Adrian Bell's 'Meeting a Man with a Horse-Rake' and Bensusan's 'A Country Lane'. Matthews 1943b (recording Williamson's contribution)."
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Book number: 13357
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 US$ 20.76 | JP¥ 2251]
Keywords: "modern firsts, countryside authors, henry williamson, adrian bell, bensusan, joan rickarby"

 
[HENRY WILLIAMSON. ADRIAN BELL ET AL.]
Country-Side Mood. [Sixth Impression]. IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"Blandford Press, [1946]" "8vo., Sixth Impression, with 26 plates on 16 and numerous wood-engravings in the text; original blue cloth, backstrip lettered in black, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. First published in 1943, this collection of seventeen essays by well-known countryside writers includes Williamson's 'A Devon Stream', Adrian Bell's 'Meeting a Man with a Horse-Rake' and Bensusan's 'A Country Lane'. Matthews 1943b (recording Williamson's contribution)."
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Book number: 24170
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 US$ 20.76 | JP¥ 2251]
Keywords: "modern firsts, henry williamson, adrian bell, bensusan"

 
[M.B. LOWNDES].
Diaries and Letters of Marie Belloc Lowndes 1911-1947.
"Chatto & Windus, 1971" "8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece and plates; cloth, gilt back, a very good copy in the dustwrapper, the latter lightly frayed at head of backstrip."
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Book number: 1711
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.75 US$ 12.98 | JP¥ 1407]
Keywords: modern firsts

 
[HAROLD NICOLSON]
'A Different World from This' [in] The Listener and BBC Television Review. Vol. LXIII.No.1623. 5 May 1960.
"BBC, 1960" "Roy. 4to.,First Edition, with numerous photographs and illustrations throughout; original wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a covers mildly spotted at edges else a very good copy. A scarce survival."
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Book number: 13164
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.5 US$ 10.38 | JP¥ 1125]
Keywords: "modern firsts, essays, harold nicolson, bloomsbury, bbc, listener"

 
[SAMUEL BUTLER].
Further Extracts from the Note-Books of Samuel Butler. Chosen and edited by A.T. Bartholomew.
"Jonathan Cape, [1934]" "8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece and a full-page facsimile, neat signature on front free endpaper; cloth, paper label, a very good, clean copy."
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Book number: 2036
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 35 US$ 38.93 | JP¥ 4220]
Keywords: "modern firsts, samuel butler"

 
"[E.M. FORSTER, D.H. LAWRENCE, KATHERINE MANSFIELD, AND SHEILA KAYE-SMITH, ET AL. (CONTRIBS.)]"
Georgian Stories 1922.
"Chapman & Hall, 1922" "8vo., First Edition, free endpapers mildly browned; original brown cloth, upper board and backstrip framed and lettered in black, uncut, backstrip very lightly sunned else a very good, clean copy. With 5pp. publisher's catalogue at end. The first of Arthur Waugh's anthologies of Georgian stories, collecting twenty-two tales from (alphabetically) Aumonier, Beresford, Blackwood, Butts, Davey, Forster, George-Perez, Hastings, Hunt, Jesse, Kaye-Smith, Lawrence, Lunn, Mansfield, Maugham, Mayne, Mordaunt, Onions, Pertwee, Robinson, Sinclair and Waugh."
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Book number: 18314
GBP 64.00 [Appr.: EURO 74.5 US$ 83.04 | JP¥ 9003]
Keywords: "mstock, modern firsts, short stories, anthologies, georgian literature, sandeman, forster, lawrence, maugham, bookplates"

 
(EDWARD THOMAS). [D. JACOBSEN]
'A Ghostly Harvest'. [Review of] 'Edward Thomas: a Critical Biography' by William Cooke [in] 'The Review' No. 22. June 1970.
"The Review, 1970" "8vo., original printed wrappers, a very good, clean copy. Jacobson's review appears at p.41-45."
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Book number: 6624
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 14 US$ 15.57 | JP¥ 1688]
Keywords: modern firsts

 
(HENRY WILLIAMSON). [A. WIGGINTON]
'Henry Williamson' [in] Frederick Rolfe and Others. A Miscellany of Essays. 450 COPIES WERE PRINTED
"St. Albert's Press, [Aylesford], 1961" "8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, some light marginal spotting; original printed wrappers, sewed as issued, wrappers mildly browned at edges else a very good, clean copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 450 NUMBERED COPIES (THIS COPY NO. 324). Also includes essays on Frederick Rolfe, John Gray, Ronald Firbank, Andre Raffalovich, and Baron Corvo by Gawsworth, Duck, Sackville and Houedard, together with a contribution from Gabriel Fielding and a Theological Fragment by Fr. Rolfe."
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Book number: 16030
GBP 86.00 [Appr.: EURO 100 US$ 111.59 | JP¥ 12098]
Keywords: "modern firsts, henry williamson, rolfe, john gray, firbank, raffalovich, corvo, gabriel fielding, aylesford review"

 
[L.P. HARTLEY].
Hilda's Letter [in] Life and Letters and the London Mercury. Vol. 64. March 1950. No.
"Life and Letters, 1950" "8vo., First Edition; original printed wrappers, backstrip worn (but binding entirely sound), a very good, clean copy. Hilda's Letter occupies pp. 176-212."
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Book number: 24779
GBP 24.00 [Appr.: EURO 28 US$ 31.14 | JP¥ 3376]
Keywords: "modern firsts, leslie poles hartley, eustace and hilda"

 
[THOMAS HARDY].
An Indiscretion in the Life of an Heiress. Edited and with an Introduction.
"Hutchinson, [1976]" "8vo., First Edition thus; cloth, a very good copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. The first separate publication of Hardy's first novel."
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Book number: 444
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 US$ 20.76 | JP¥ 2251]
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(MADELEINE GAL). [MRS. ROBERT HENRY]
"A Journey to Vienna. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER"
"Dent, [1950]" "8vo., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, 16 plates, 2 double-page maps in the text and coloured pictorial endpapers; original black cloth, gilt back, green top, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper, the latter lightly chafed at head and tail of backstrip. One of the most elusive titles in Madeleine Gal's 'Madeleine/Milou' autobiographical series. Scarce, especially in the dustwrapper."
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Book number: 24657
GBP 48.00 [Appr.: EURO 55.75 US$ 62.28 | JP¥ 6752]
Keywords: "mstock, modern firsts, madeleine gal, henrey, madeleine, milou, autobiography"

 
(EDWARD THOMAS). [E. LONGLEY]
'A Language not to be Betrayed. (The Poetry of Edward Thomas). [in] 'Poetry Wales'. Volume 12. No. 1. Summer 1976.
"[Christopher Davies, Swansea], 1976" "8vo., title lightly spotted; original pictorial, a very good, clean copy. Longley's extended essay appears at pp.8-28."
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Book number: 6622
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 14 US$ 15.57 | JP¥ 1688]
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(WALTER ALLEN). [ROSE MACAULAY].
"Letters to a Friend 1950-1952 [with] Last Letters to a Friend 1952-1958. Edited by Constance Babington Smith. BRIGHT, CLEAN SET IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPERS"
"Collins, [1961-62]" "2 vols., 8vo., with portrait frontispieces and plates, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper of second volume; red cloth, gilt backs, a near fine set in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly chafed at heads and tails of backstrips. Vol. I: second impression (published a month after the first edition); Vol. II: first impression. A lovely set of Rose Macaulay's letters to Walter Allen. COMPLETE SETS IN THIS CONDITION ARE SCARCE."
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Book number: 22746
GBP 48.00 [Appr.: EURO 55.75 US$ 62.28 | JP¥ 6752]
Keywords: "modern firsts, rose macaulay, walter allen, constance babington smith"

 
[SAMUEL BUTLER].
Life and Letters. [Samuel Butler Number including unpublished Extracts from the Note-Books] October 1931.
1931 "8vo., on laid paper; original printed wrappers, covers somewhat age-marked and loose else a good, clean copy. Vol. VII No. 41. The issue contains 'Samuel Butler' by his editor, 'Charles Paine Pauli and Samuel Butler' and the 'Unpublished Extracts' (with the permission of A.T. Bartholomew)"
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Book number: 1677
GBP 26.00 [Appr.: EURO 30.25 US$ 33.74 | JP¥ 3658]
Keywords: "modern firsts, samuel butler"

 
J. LE
The Looking-Glass War [with] A Small Town in Germany. [WHS Edition]. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"[WH Smith, 1987]" 8vo. First Edition thus; blue cloth backstrip lettered in white a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. The first omnibus edition of these two early Le Carre novels was published jointly by Heinemann Secker & Warburg and Octopus. This is the first - and scarcest - edition published exclusively for W H Smith. SCARCE.
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Book number: 27499
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 46.5 US$ 51.9 | JP¥ 5627]
Keywords: "modern firsts, john le carre, spy fiction,"

 
[SIEGFRIED SASSOON]
Memoirs of an Infantry Officer. By the Author of Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man. IN FULL MOROCCO
"Faber and Faber, [1930]" "8vo., First Edition, on laid paper; handsomely bound in burgundy full morocco, back gilt with five raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled and ruled in gilt, uncut, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Keynes, A33a"
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Book number: 19984
GBP 320.00 [Appr.: EURO 371.75 US$ 415.22 | JP¥ 45016]
Keywords: "modern firsts, ww1, great war, ww1 literature, war poets, siegfried sassoon"

 
[SIEGFRIED SASSOON]
Memoirs of an Infantry Officer. IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"Faber & Faber, [1930]" "8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, light offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; original blue cloth, gilt back, backstrip very lightly sunned at extreme head and tail else a very good, bright, crisp, clean copy in unclipped, mildly soiled dustwrapper, the latter chipped with minor loss (not affecting lettering) at head and tail of backstrip. Keynes, A33a."
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Book number: 8590
GBP 215.00 [Appr.: EURO 249.75 US$ 278.98 | JP¥ 30245]
Keywords: "modern firsts, ww1, great war, memoirs, diaries, war poets, war poetry, siegfried sassoon"

 
[ARTHUR QUILLER-COUCH].
"Memories and Opinions. An Unfinished Autobiography. Edited, with an Introduction, by S.C. Roberts."
"University Press, Cambridge, 1944" "8vo., First Edition; cloth gilt, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper"
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Book number: 7225
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 US$ 20.76 | JP¥ 2251]
Keywords: "modern firsts, quiller-couch, q, autobiography, cornwall, polperro"

 
[FREDERIC MANNING]
The Middle Parts of Fortune. Somme & Ancre 1916. 520 COPIES WERE PRINTED
"Piazza Press, issued to subscribers by Peter Davies, 1929" "2 vols., sm. 8vo., First Edition, on hand-made paper; original brown buckram, gilt tops, uncut, marbled endpapers, a very good, bright, clean copy in archival film wrappers. EDITION LIMITED TO 520 COPIES. Very nice copy of Frederic Manning's masterpiece, published anonymously (as was the expurgated version 'Her Privates We' a year later). The frankness and detail of the story was praised by many of those who shared Manning's front line experiences (including Lawrence and Sassoon) and the work as a whole found favour with men of letters, among them Hemingway and Bennett. Today the work is recognised as the finest novel to emerge from the Great War, and one of the very finest in the literature of warfare. RARE."
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Book number: 15382
GBP 885.00 [Appr.: EURO 1028 US$ 1148.34 | JP¥ 124499]
Keywords: "mstock, modern firsts, frederic manning, middle parts, ww1 literature, military, ww1, great war"

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