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Peter Ackroyd: The CollectionAckroyd, Peter: The Collection. Edited and with an Introduction by Thomas Wright. Chatto & Windus. London: 2001. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Pp. xxviii, 468. Fine copy in dj. This is the collected journalism, lectures, short stories and miscellaneous writings by Ackroyd that appeared in The Spectator in the 1970s and early '80s. $16.00

Albee, Edward: A Delicate Balance, A Play. Jonathan Cape. London: 1968. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Fine copy in dj. Some contemporary reviews of the play (from English newspapers) laid in. $40.00

Aldington, Richard: A Passionate Prodigality, Letters to Alan Bird From Richard Aldington 1949-1962. Edited with an Introduction by Miriam J. Benkovitz. New York Public Library & Redex Books. New York: 1975. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. xvi, 362. One of 1500 copies. Warmly inscribed by Miriam J. Benkovitz to Terry Risk. Edges foxed; else near fine copy in dj. $275.00

Aldington wrote these letters to Alan Bird, his collaborator at Oxford, when he was researching the life of T. E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia, A Biographical Enquiry. It created a storm when it was published because it disputed the heroic stories which had been in large part invented, or at least mythologized, by Lawrence himself. Aldington's letters here have been scrupulously edited by Miriam J. Benkovitz who has included detailed notes which thoroughly identify the people and the events involved.

Aldington, Richard: Pinorman, Personal Recollections of Norman Douglas, Pino Orioli and Charles Prentice. William Heinemann Ltd. London: 1954. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. viii, 218. Illustrated: (8) pp. of plates. Index. Edges foxed, else near fine copy in very good dust-jacket. $50.00

[Aldington, Richard], Norman T. Gates: The New Canterbury Literary Society Newsletter. Norman T. Gates. Haddonfield: 1978-2012. About 35 years of issues, beginning with volume 6, of this newsletter which Norman T. Gates edited for most of his life until his death in 2010. It was devoted to the life and work of Richard Aldington. Printed on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper. $25.00

Allsop, Kenneth: The Angry Decade, A Survey of the Cultural Revolt of the Nineteen-Fifties. Peter Owen. London: 1958. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Very good copy in very slightly faded dj. $45.00

Alvarez, A.: The Writer's Voice. W. W. Norton. New York: 2005. First edition. 8vo. Two-tone boards. Pp. 128. Notes. Fine copy in dj. $15.00

The poet, novelist and critic writes here about how an author captures and holds his reader's attention. It has to do with ‘voice’, a complicated matter involving the personality behind the words.

Auden, W. H.: Forewords and Afterwords. Selected by Edward Mendelson. Random House. New York: 1973. First edition. 8vo. Two-tone cloth. Pp. (xii), 532. Bookplate removed, some slight foxing on edges, else near fine copy in dj. $25.00

Includes essays he wrote for The New York Review of Booksand The New Yorker, as well as some introductions to various other books.

Chris Baldick: The concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary TermsBaldick, Chris: The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms. Oxford University Press. Oxford: 1990. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. x, 246. Fine copy in dj. $18.00

Barrie, J. M.: The Annotated Peter Pan, The Centennial Edition. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Maria Tatar. W. W. Norton. New York: 2011. First edition thus. 4to. Boards. Pp. cviii, 394, (ii). Illustrated. Includes an essay by Christine De Poortere: “J. M. Barrie's Legacy: Peter Pan and Great Ormond Street Hospice for Children”. Bibliography. About the Author. About the Editor. Fine copy in dj. $28.00

Bayley, John: Iris and Her Friends, A Memoir of Memory and Desire. W. W. Norton. Small 4to. Two-tone boards. Fine copy in dj. $8.50

Beauvoir, Simone de: Adieux, A Farewell to Sartre. Translated by Patrick O'Brian. Pantheon Books. New York: 1984. First American edition. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Covers a little soiled; else near fine copy in dj. $12.00

This is a dialogue with Sartre about the origins of his philosophy, the inspiration for his fiction, and the motivation for his political activism.

Benkovitz, Miriam J.: The Flyin' Machine. Privately printed. [Saratoga Springs]: n.d. 4 leaves stapled. 9 x 6 inches. Inscribed by the author. Fine copy. $8.50

[Blunden, Edmund], Miriam J. Benkovitz: Edmund Blunden's Ghosts. An article in Columbia Library Columns. February 1978, Volume XXVII, Number 2. 9 x 6 inches. 48 pp. stapled into paper wrappers. Inscribed by the author at the beginning of her article. Fine copy. $20.00

Bristow, Joseph (editor): The Oxford Book of Adventure Stories. Oxford University Press. Oxford: 1995. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Fine copy in dj. With stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, G. A. Henty, Joseph Conrad, Zane Grey, Paul Bowles, Ian Fleming and many others. $18.00

[Brook, Peter], Michael Kustow: Peter Brook, A Biography. St. Martin's Press. New York: 2005. First U.S. edition. 8vo. Boards. Pp. xvi, 336. Illustrated: (16) pp. of plages. Notes. Checklist. Index. Fine copy in dj. $12.00

Brooke, Rupert: Lithuania: A Play in One Act. Sidgwick & Jackson. London: 1935. First edition. 4to. Cloth. Covers soiled. No dj. $45.00

Brophy, Brigid: Don't Never Forget, Collected Views and Reviews. Holt, Rinehart and Winston. New York: 1966. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. 320. Near fine copy. The articles include: “The British Sense of Humour,” “The British Museum and Solitary Vice,” “Detective Fiction: A Modern Myth of Violence?,” as well as essays on Evelyn Waugh, Elizabeth Taylor, Lucky Jim, and Colette, among others. $12.00

Calverley, Charles Stuart: The Literary Remains. George Bell; Deighton Bell. London & Cambridge: 1885. With a memoir by Walter J. Sendall. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Covers worn, else very good copy. $35.00

Joseph Campbell: The Hero With a Thousand FacesCampbell, Joseph: The Hero With a Thousand Faces. Bollingen Series XVII. New World Library. Novaro: 2008. Third Edition (originally published in 1949), “First printing” (but probably reprinted). 8vo. Boards. Pp. xiv, 418. Endnotes. Bibliography. Illustration List. Index. Fine copy in dust-jacket. $8.50

Capote, Truman and Lawrence Grobel: Conversations with Capote. Foreword by James A. Mitchener. New American Library. New York: 1985. First printing. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Fine copy in dj. $10.00

This is mainly a wide-ranging interview with Capote, though there is also a good deal of commentary from Grobel.

Capote, Truman: The Muses Are Heard, An Account. Random House. New York: 1956. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. (vi), 184, (ii). Near fine copy in dj. Previous owner's bookplate pasted to first free end-paper. $60.00

Carpenter, Humphrey: A Great, Silly Grin, The British Satire Boom of the 1960s. Public Affairs. New York: 2000. First edition. 8vo. Two-tone boards. Pp. viii, 392. Illus: (8) pp. plates. Sources notes. Checklist. Index. Fine copy in dj. $12.00

Something extraordinary happened in 1960 at the Edinburgh Festival with the appearance of a satirical review called ‘Beyond the Fringe’. Here is the story of what that was and what followed from it.

Carey, John (editor, with an Introduction): The Faber Book of Utopias. Faber and Faber. London: 1999. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Pp. xxvi, 532. Index. Fine copy in dj. $15.00

A very wide-ranging anthology with alternative visions of human existence. One noteworthy essay is by E. L. Doctorow, ‘Disneyland at Christmas’, in which he identifies seven aspects of the ‘theology’ to be found in the Disney animated cartoons.

Paul Strohm: Chaucer's Tale[Chaucer, Geoffrey], Paul Strohm: Chaucer's Tale, 1386 and the Road to Canterbury. Viking Press. New York: 2014. First edition. 8vo. Two-tone boards. Pp. xviii, 284, (ii). Illustrated: (8) pp. of plates. Map: “Chaucer's London 1386.” List of Principal Figures. Notes and Further Reading. Index. Fine copy in dust-jacket. $20.00

Chekhov, Anton: Greatest Plays. Translated by Elisaveta Fen. Illustrated by Stan Hunter. The Franklin Library. Franklin Center: 1979. 8vo. Full leather gilt, a.e.g. Fine copy as issued without dj. $22.00

(Chums), Chums Annual. Amalgamated Press. London: 1936-37. First edition. Large 8vo. Decorated cloth. Pp. (ii), 412. Illustrated: numerous black/white illustrations; frontispiece and 3 plates in color. Front hinge split; paper rather yellowed. No dj as issued. $75.00

This is one of the most popular of the anthologies for English boys in the 1930s. It is full of adventure stories: ‘Red Falcon—Pirate Hunter’ by S. Walkey, and stories of life at school: ‘The Study with a Secret’ by Gunby Hadath. There are many articles on things of interest: ‘Flags and Lamps of the Royal Air Force’ and ‘Ship-Shapes That Help You to Know the Navy’. It also includes good advice: ‘Keep your promise. Keep your wicket up.’

Connolly, Cyril: The Condemned Playground, Essays: 1927-1944. Routledge. London: 1945. First edition. 8vo. cloth. Very good copy. No dj. $22.00

Connolly, Cyril: The Evening Colonnade. Bruce & Watson. London: 1973. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Fine copy in dj. $25.00

Cook, Peter and Dudley Moore: Goodbye Again, The Definitive Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. Edited by William Cook. Century. London: 2004. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Pp. viii, 390. Notes. Slight snag in dj, else fine copy. Includes transcripts of many of their great comedy sketches. $15.00

Cooke, Alistair: America Observed, From the 1940s to the 1980s. Alfred A. Knopf. New York: 1988. First American edition. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Fine copy in a price-clipped dj. $10.00

This is a selection of the dispatches to the Manchester Guardian filed by this famous English observer of the American scene.

Cooke, Alistair: Memoirs of the Great & the Good. Arcade Publishing. New York, 1999. First edition. 8vo. Two-tone boards. As new in dj. Memories of Dean Acheson, Bobby Jones, Harold Ross, P. G. Wodehouse and others. $22.00

Cooke, Alistair: Six Men. Aldred A. Knopf. New York: 1977. First edition. 8vo. Two-tone cloth. Pp. (x), 212/ Illustrated. Fine copy in dj. Essays on Charles Chaplin, Edward VIII, H. L. Mencken, Adlai Stevenson, Bertrand Russell, and Humphrey Bogart. $5.00

Cope, Wendy (editor): The Faber Book of Bedtime Stories. Faber & Faber. London: 2000. First edition. 4to. Pictorial boards. Fine copy in dj. Includes stories by Alison Uttley, Terry Jones, Joan Aiken, Penelope Lively, Michael Rosen, Adèle Geras, Philippa Pearce, and others. $16.00

Coward, Noël (composer, lyricist, performer): The Noël Coward Album. Sony Masterworks #MDK 47253. Recorded live in Las Vegas with Carl Hayes and His Orchestra (June 1955) and in New York with Orchestra directed by Peter Matz (October and November 1956). Music CD: 29 tracks with songs such as ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’, ‘Alice Is At It Again’, ‘Matelot’, ‘Let's Do It’, and ‘Sail Away.’ Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $10.00

[Coward, Noël], Clive Fisher: Noël Coward. St. Martin's Press. New York: 1992. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Fine copy in dj. $15.00

Rupert Croft-Cooke: Feasting With PanthersCroft-Cooke, Rupert: Feasting With Panthers, A New Consideration of Some Late Victorian Writers. W. H. Allen. London: 1967. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. xiv, 310. Illustrated: frontispiece, (16) pp. of plates. Bibliography. Index. Near fine copy in dj. $18.00

Oscar Wilde referred to his liaisons with stable boys and blackmailers as ‘feasting with panthers’ which gives this book its title. The main focus is on Wilde himself, A. C. Swinburne, and John Addington Symonds, but also considered are Edmund Gosse, Lewis Carroll, Walter Pater, and Edward Lear.

Darwin, Bernard (introduces): The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Oxford University Press. London: 1966. Reprinted. 8vo. Cloth. Very good copy in s slightly soiled and frayed dj. $10.00

Davies, G. A.: A Mortal Craft. Wynkyn de Worde Society. [London]: 1980. 7 1/8 x 8 1/4 inches. 6 unnumbered leaves sewn into paper wrappers. Limited to 250 copies printed by Christopher Skelton at Skelton's Press, Wellingborough. Fine copy as issued. $18.00

Drabble, Margaret (editor): The Oxford Companion to English Literature. Oxford University Press. Oxford: 1985. Fifth edition. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Pp. xii, 1156. Illustrated. Appendices. Fine copy in a slightly chipped dj. $8.50

Eco, Umberto: On Literature. Translated from the Italian by Martin McLaughlin. Harcourt, Inc. Orlando: 2004. First U.S. edition. 8vo. Boards. Pp. xii, 336, (iv). Fine copy in dj. $15.00

Eliot, T. S.: The Elder Statesman, A Play. Faber & Faber. London: 1959. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Covers a bit faded; dj frayed; else very good copy. $38.00

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto: CivilizationsFernández-Armesto, Felipe: Civilizations, Culture, Ambition, and the Transformation of Nature. The Free Press/Simon & Schuster. New York: 2001. First edition. 8vo. Two-tone boards. Pp. xiv, 546. Notes. Index. Remainder mark on bottom edge, else fine copy in dj. $12.00

Fitch, Noel Riley: Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation, A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties & Thirties. W. W. Norton Company. New York: 1983. Reprinted. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Pp. 448. Illustrated. Index. Inscribed by the author. Near fine copy in a slightly frayed dj. $35.00

Fletcher, Chris with Roger Evans and Sally Brown: 1000 Years of English Literature, A Treasury of Literary Manuscripts. Harry N. Abrams, Inc. New York: 2003. First U.S. Edition. 4to. Boards. Pp. 192. Illustrated. Index. Fine copy in dj. $28.00

A most fascinating book with examples of authors' works from the Early and Medieval period (Beowulf and William Langland) to the Twentieth Century (Dylan Thomas and Harold Pinter).

[Forster, E. M.], B. J. Kirkpatrick: A Bibliography of E. M. Forster. Foreword by E.M. Forster. Hart-Davis, London: 1968. Second edition (revised). 8vo. Buckram. Fine copy in dj. $85.00

Forster, E. M.: Nordic Twilight. Macmillan & Co. Ltd. London: 1940. First edition. Macmillan War Pamphlet No. 3. 32 pages stapled into wrappers. Near fine copy. $25.00

(Fortune Press): The Fortune Press Anthology, Stories, Criticism and Poems. Edited by John Bayliss, Nicholas Moore, and Douglas Newton. Contributions by Wallace Stevens, Osbert Sitwell, Conrad Aiken, Henry Miller, Alfred Perlès, Lawrence Durrell, Derek Stanford and others, and including the first appearance in a book by Christopher Fry. The Fortune Press. London: [1942]. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. 80. Very good copy, without dj as issued. $90.00

Girodias, Maurice (editor): The Best of Olympia, An Anthology. New English Library. London: 1966. First edition. Small 4to. Paper-bound. Fine copy. With the writing of Lawrence Durrell, Brion Gysin, William Burroughs, Walter Lowenfels & al. $45.00

Girodias, Maurice (editor): Olympia, A Monthly review from Paris. Number 1, January 1962. Wrappers. Fine copy. With contributions by William Burroughs, J. P. Donleavy, Lawrence Durrell, Terry Southern & al. $50.00

[Girodias, Maurice], John De St Jorre: Venus Bound, The Erotic Voyage of the Olympia Press and Its Writers. Random House. New York: 1994. First edition. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Fine copy in dj. $18.00

Grahame, Kenneth: The Annotated Wind in the Willows. Introduction by Brian Jacques. Edited with a Preface and Notes by Annie Gauger. W. W. Norton. New York: 2009. First edition thus. 4to. Boards. Pp. lxxxvi, 384, (viii). Illustrated. Bibliography. Fine copy in dj. $32.00

This edition reproduces the original one from 1908. It has hundreds of full-color images and includes the illustrations by Arthur Rackham and E. H. Shepard, as well as photographs of the Grahames and their friends.

Grant-Duff, Sit Mountstuart E. (editor): The Victorian Anthology. Swan Sonnenschein. London: 1902. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. From the library of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch with his bookplate. Front hinge cracked; covers soiled. $45.00

[Gray, Alasdair], Phil Moores (editor): Alasdair Gray, Critical Appreciations and Bibliography. The British Library. Boston Spa and London: 2002. First edition. 8vo. Boards gilt. Pp, xii, 242, (ii), Illustrated. Bibliography. Fine copy in dj. $18.00

Greene, Graham (editor): The Old School, Essays by Divers Hands. Jonathan Cape. London: 1934. First edition. 8vo. Black cloth. Pp. 256. 1517 copies of this book were printed. Ex-library (Daily Express [London]); remains of heavily taped dj in poor condition laid in; else very good copy. $100.00

A wonderful collection of essays by eighteen authors on their school experiences including W. H. Auden (Gresham's School, Holt), H. E. Bates (Kettering Grammar School), L. P. Hartley (Harrow), Harold Nicolson (Wellington), William Plomer (Rugby), Anthony Powell (Eton), and Graham Greene (Berkhamsted).

John Gross: The New Oxford Book of Literary AnecdotesGross, John (editor): The New Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes. Oxford University Press. Oxford: 2006. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Pp. xiv, 386, (iv). Index of names. Remainder marks on bottom edge. Else fine copy in fine dust-jacket. $20.00

Hadfield, John: The Saturday Book 26. Little, Brown & Co. Boston: 1966. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. 256. Illustrated. Fine copy in a very slightly frayed dj. With contributions by Edmund Blunden, Arthur Calder-Marshall, John Guest, Olive Cook, and a brief “Postscript to Maugham” by Fred Bason. $15.00

Hartnoll, Phyllis: The Oxford Companion to the Theatre. Oxford University Press. London: 1967. Third edition. Large 8vo. Blue buckram. With a typed signed letter from Ifan Kyrle Fletcher to Sir Julian Hall thanking him for a review of this book. This is Sir Julian's copy with his occasional notes in it. Near fine copy, no dj. $65.00

Harvey, John: Victorian Novelists and Their Illustrators. Sidgwick & Jackson. London: 1970. First edition. Small 4to. Cloth. Fine copy in a somewhat worn dj. $48.00

Harvey, Sir Paul (editor): The Oxford Companion to English Literature. Clarendon Press. Oxford: 1960. Third edition, reprinted. 8vo. Very good copy, no dj. $10.00

Hattersley, Roy: The Edwardians. St. Partin's Press. New York: 2005. First US edition. 8vo. Boards. Pp. viii, 520. Illustrated: (16) pp. of plates. Notes. Checklist. Index. Fine copy in dj. $18.00

Head, Dominic (editor): The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge: 2006. Third Edition, reprinted. 8vo. Boards. Pp. xxiv, 1242. Fine copy in fine dust-jacket. $22.00

Hildebidle, John: Five Irish Writers, The Errand of Keeping Alive. Harvard University Press. Cambridge: 1989. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. (x), 246. Fine copy, without a dj. The five writers are Liam O'Flaherty, Kate O'Brien, Elizabeth Bowen, Sean O'Faolain, and Frank O'Connor. $8.50

Huxley, Aldous: On the Margin, Notes and Essays. Chatto & Windus. London: 1923. First edition. 8vo. Cloth with paper label. Back-strip browned, covers a little spotted, no dj. $32.00

[Huxley, Aldous], Julian Huxley (edited by): Aldous Huxley, 1894-1963. Harper & Row, Publishers. New York: 1965. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. 176. Very good copy in dj. With contrbutions by David Cecil, Kenneth Clark, Leonard Woolf, Yehudi Menuhin, Christopher Isherwood and others. $15.00

Francis Huxley: The Way of the SacredHuxley, Francis: The Way of the Sacred. Bloomsbury Books. London: 1989. First edition. Small 4to. Boards. Fine copy in dj. $18.00

Isherwood, Christopher: The Memorial, Portrait of a Family. New Directions. Norfolk: 1946. First American edition (first published in England in 1932). 8vo. Cloth. Fine copy in dj. $85.00

Isherwood, Christopher: Where Joy Resides, A Christopher Isherwood Reader. Edited by Don Bachardy and James P. White. Introduction by Gore Vidal. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. New York: 1989. First edition. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Fine copy in dj. $22.00

[Isherwood, Christopher], John Lehmann: Christopher Isherwood, A Personal Memoir. Holt. New York: 1987. First edition. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Fine copy in dj. $18.00

Jackson, Holbrook: The Eighteen Nineties, Review of Art and Ideas at the Close of the Nineteenth Century. Grant Richards. London, 1913. First edition. 8vo. Buckram, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. Frontispiece and 24 plates. Front hinge a bit weak; covers slightly spotted; else a very good copy. No dj (as issued). $50.00

Jackson, Holbrook (editor): To-day. London: April 1917. No. 2, Vol. 1. Wrappers. Covers a bit frayed, soiled and marked. Includes poems by Katherine Tynan and John Drinkwater, and essays by G. K. Chesterton, Holbrook Jackson and others. Caricature of GKC by Joseph Simpson. Frontispiece photograph of Rupert Brooke. $35.00

Jefferies, Richard: Field and Farm, Essays. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Samuel J. Looker. Phoenix House. London, 1957. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Fine copy in dj. $42.00

Johnson, Paul: Creators, From Chaucer and Dürer to Picasso and Disney. HarperCollins. New York: 2006. First edition. 8vo. Two-tone boards. Pp. (viii), 310, (ii). Notes. Index. Fine copy in dj. $16.00

This is a study of some of the individuals who have strongly influenced the course of human history and civilization. It is the second of three books which the author hopes to complete—if he lives long enough, he says. The first was Intellectuals (1988) and the third may be Heroes.

Johnson, Paul: Intellectuals. Harper & Row. New York: 1988. First U.S. Edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. x, 386, (iv). Notes. Index. Fine copy in dust-jacket. $28.00

Jouve, Pierre Jean: The Present Greatness of Mozart. Translated by David Gascoyne. Delos Press. Birmingham: 1996. 8vo. 14 pages sewn into Cockerell Marbled Papers. Number 67 of 150 copies signed by David Gascoyne. Printed and designed by Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lion Press. Mint as issued. $60.00

Keillor, Garrison: Leaving Home. Viking. New York: 1987. First edition. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Fine copy in very slightly torn dj. $7.50

Kemp, Sandra and Charlotte Mitchell and David Trotter (editors): Edwardian Fiction, An Oxford Companion. Oxford University Press, Oxford: 1997. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Pp. xxxii, 432. Checklist. Index. Fine copy in dj. $12.00

Covers the period from 1900 to the outbreak of the First World War and includes over 800 entries on individual authors and many of their titles. Also has articles on such general subjects as Ruritanian romances, spy fiction and literary agents.

Kershaw, Alister: Heydays, Memories and Glimpses of Melbourne's Bohemia 1937-1947. Angus & Robertson. North Ryde: 1991. First edition. Paper-bound. Near fine copy. $10.00

Alister Kershaw was part of a lively group of artists and poets which thrived briefly in Melbourne in the early 1940s. However the cultural life in Australia at the time was stultifying, so he went to Europe in 1947 and eventually settled in France where he lived for the rest of his life. Nevertheless, he kept in touch with his homeland by going to a studio in Paris and recording talks for the Australian Broadcasting Commission. Many in Australia still remember his remarkable voice, and sense of humor, and he in turn was proud of his attachment to his own distant country.

Kershaw, Alister: The Pleasure of Their Company. University of Queensland Press. St Lucia: 1986. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Fine copy in dj. $25.00

Alister Kershaw writes entertainingly about some of his friends, among them Roy Campbell, Richard Aldington, Henry Williamson, and the Mosleys. This book was originally to have been called And Friend, a somewhat cryptic title. An explication was given to me by Alister himself. I had just come down by train from Paris for one of my visits, and we were on our way from the local station. He asked if And Friend meant anything to me. When I replied that it did not, he continued: “Have you ever seen any of the society magazines which featured photographs taken at grand English country homes wherein the lord and his lady were identified but the person standing beside them was referred to simply as ‘and friend’?” The idea of himself as an acquaintance of literary celebrities, a minion granted the privilege of being in the same frame as the great ones but not important enough to be named, was a droll one and appealed to him greatly. Alas, the publisher did not appreciate the wit in this and insisted that the title be changed to a less inspired one. On a completely different issue, though, the book was nearly scuttled. The publisher cavilled about including anything at all on Lady Diana and Sir Oswald Mosley, those leading figures of British Fascism, and demanded that the chapter be deleted. Fortunately, Alister stuck to his guns and insisted the Mosley chapter remain, otherwise there would be no book. This was lucky for us because it presents a view of the Mosleys which contrasts starkly with the received one, that they were very nearly monsters.

Kipling, Rudyard: A Choice of Kipling's Prose. Selected and with an Introductory Essay by W. Somerset Maugham. Macmillan. London: 1952. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Some foxing to end-papers; small hole in joint; else very good copy in dj. $40.00

Koestler, Arthur and Cynthia Koestler: Stranger on the Square. Edited and with an Introduction and Epilogue by Harold Harris. Hutchinson. London: 1984. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Fine copy in dj. $18.00

Krutch, Joseph Wood: The Measure of Man, On Freedom, Human Values, Survival and the Modern Temper. The Boobs-Merrill Company. New York: 1954. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. 262, (ii), Two pages yellowed by a newspaper review (now stopped), dj slightly grayed and torn, else very good copy. The review by Charles Poore is from The New York Times and is dated 5 April 1954. $6.00

[Lawrence, T. E.], A. W. Lawrence (editor): T. E. Lawrence by His Friends. Jonathan Cape. London: 1937. First edition. 8vo. Red cloth. pp. 596. Illustrated: frontispiece, 7 plates. Index. Some slight foxing along edges, else near fine. No dust-jacket. $65.00

With reminiscences by many friends including James Hanley, Edward Garnett, Robert Graves, Vyvyan Richards, E. M. Forster, and Winston Churchill.

Mailer, Norman: The Prisoner of Sex. Little, Brown. Boston: 1971. First edition. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Near fine copy in dj. $20.00

Mansfield, Katherine: Novels & Novelists. Edited by J. Middleton Murry. Constable. London: 1930. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. (viii), 308. Near fine copy. $35.00

Maugham, W. Somerset: The Vagrant Mood, Six Essays. Heinemann. London: 1952. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. One corner bumped, dj torn and frayed, else very good copy. $22.00

Milosz, Czeslaw: Conversations with Czeslaw Milosz. Ewa Czarnecka and Aleksander Fiut. Translated by Richard Lourie. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers. New York: 1987. First United States edition (originally published as Podrózny swiata: Rozmowy z Czeclawem Miloszem in Polish in 1983). 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Pp. xiv, 332, (vi). Remainder mark on bottom edge; else fine copy in dj. $10.00

Mitchell, Mark (editor): The Penguin Book of International Gay Writing. Viking. New York: 1995. Introduction by David Leavitt. First edition. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. As new in dj. $20.00

Mitford, Jessica: The American Way of Birth. Dutton. New York: 1992. First edition. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. As new in dj. $18.00

Jessica Mitford: A Fine Old ConflictMitford, Jessica: A Fine Old Conflict. Knopf. New York: 1977. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Pp. xiv, 336. Fine copy in dj. $16.00

This memoir covers the author's first years in America and her involvement with the Communist Party. It was a time, in the 1950s, when radical politics was not appreciated.

Mitford, Jessica: Grace Had an English Heart. E. P. Dutton. New York: 1988. First edition. 8vo. cloth-backed boards. Pp. xiv, 160. Illustrated. Remainder mark on top edge, else fine copy in dj.

In September 1839 a steamship foundered off the coast of Northumbria. Grace Darling, daughter of a lighthouse keeper, rowed out to rescue nine survivors. Her feat became a popular legend.

[Mitford, Jessica], Leslie Brody: Irrepressible, The Life and Times of Jessica Mitford. Counterpoint. Berkeley: 2010. First edition. 8vo. Two-tone boards. Pp. (x), 406. Illustrated: (16) pp. of plates. Notes. Index. Fine copy in dj. $14.00

Mitterrand, François and Elie Wiesel: Memoir in Two Voices. Translated from the French by Richard Seaver and Timothy Bent. Arcade Publishers. New York: 1995. First edition. 8vo. Two-tone boards. As new in dj. $10.00

Moore, Reginald (editor): Selected Writings. Maurice Fridberg. Dublin and London: 1946. First edition. 8vo. Paper-bound. Some foxing. Printed on rather poor quality paper. With a poem (‘Dreaming Spires’) by Roy Campbell and stories by James Hanley and B. Traven. $32.00

Morris, Desmond: The Human Zoo. Cape. London: 1969. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Fine copy in dj. $12.00

Naipaul, V. S.: The Writer and the World, Essays. Introduced and edited by Pankaj Mishra. Alfred A. Knopf. New York: 2002. First edition. 8vo. Two-tone boards. Fine copy in dj. $18.00

Osborne, John: A Bond Honoured, A Play. Faber & Faber. London: 1966. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Fine copy in a slightly frayed dj. $28.00

Pinter, Harold: Various Voices: Prose, Poetry, Politics. Grove Press. New York: 1998. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Pp. (x), 206, (viii). Fine copy in fine dust-jacket. $8.50

V. S. Pritchett: A Careless WidowPritchett, V. S.: A Careless Widow and Other Stories. Random House. New York: 1989. First edition. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Pp. (x), 166. Fine copy in dj. $10.00

Pritchett, V. S.: Lasting Impressions, Essays 1961-1987. Random House. New York: 1990. First edition. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Fine copy in dj. With numerous essays on Gerald Brenan, Bruce Chatwin, Lorca, Thomas Mann, George Orwell, Oscar Wilde, P. G. Wodehouse and others. $12.00

Raine, Kathleen: Philip Sherrard (1922-1995), A Tribute. The Delos Press. Birmingham: 1996. First edition. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Pp. 24. Number 148 of 150 copies signed by Kathleen Raine. Printed letterpress at the Redlake Press in Shropshire. Fine copy as issued without dj. $75.00

Raven, Simon: The English Gentleman, An Essay in Attitudes. Anthony Blond. London: 1961. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Pp. 188, (iv). Fine copy in price-clipped dj. $32.00

Raven, Simon: The Old School, A Study of the Oddities of the English Public School System. Hamish Hamilton. London: 1986. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Pp. xii, 146. Fine copy in dj. $20.00

Windsor, Garith (edited by): Réalités. With articles by Simon Gell (on Rembrandt), Bernard Gregory (on CERN), and an interview with François Mauriac. Number 223. June 1969. Paper-bound. Pp. 90. Illustrated. Some wear; else very good copy. $8.50

Rees, Siân: Moll, The Life and Times of Moll Flanders. Chatto & Windus. London: 2011. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Pp. (xii), 224, (ii). Illustrated. Bibliography. Index. Fine copy in dj. $18.00

Pat Rogers: The Oxford Illustrated History of English LiteratureRogers, Pat: The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature. Oxford University Press. Oxford: 1987. First edition. 4to. Cloth. Pp. xvi, 528. Illustrated. Maps. Further Reading. Chronology. Index. Fine copy in fine dust-jacket. $22.00

Rowse, A. L.: Homosexuals in History, A Study of Ambivalence, in Society, Literature and the Arts. Macmillan. New York: 1977. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Fine copy in dj. $22.00

[Saint Exupéry, Antoine], Nathalie des Vallières, with Roselyne de Ayala: Saint Exupéry, Art, Writing and Musings. Translated from the French by Anthony Zielonka. Rizzoli. New York: 2004. First edition thus. 4to. Boards. Pp. 216. Illustrated. Chronology. List of Illustrations. Bibliography. Fine copy in dj. Originally published by Éditions de la Martinière (Paris: 2003). $30.00

Sampson, Anthony and Sally Sampson: The Oxford Book of Ages. Oxford. New York: 1985. First edition. Cloth. Fine copy in dj. $10.00

Semprun, Jorge: Literature or Life. Translated from the French by Linda Coverdale. Viking. New York: 1997. First edition. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Pp. (viii), 312. Fine copy in dj. $10.00

The author was 20 years old when he was arrested because of his activities in the French resistance and sent to Buchenwald concentration camp where he found that the prisoners were ‘ghosts’, more dead than alive. In this book he attempts to grapple with what he experienced.

Seth, Vikram: Two Lives. HarperCollins Publishers. New York: 2005. First edition. 8vo. Two-tone boards. Pp. (viii), 504. Illustrated. Inscribed by the author on the title-page. Fine copy in dj. $60.00

This is a memoir of the author's aunt and uncle who were from very different backgrounds, she of a German Jewish family and he from India. Their story is told in large part through the letters she wrote.

Andrew Sinclair: War Like a WaspSinclair, Andrew: War Like a Wasp, The Lost Decade of the Forties. Hamish Hamilton. London: 1989. First edition. 8vo. Boards. As new in dj. $18.00

Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr: Invisible Allies. Translated by Alexis Klimoff and Michael Nicholson. Counterpoint. Washington: 1995. First printing. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. 344 pp. Index. Fine copy in dj. $18.00

This is Solzhenitsyn's memoir of the people who helped him smuggle his writings out of the Soviet Union.

Somerville-Large, Peter: Literary Ireland. Photographs by Tom Kelly. Roberts Rinehart Publishers. Boulder: 1997. First edition. Boards. Pp, 156. Illustrated. Checklist. Fine copy in dj. $30.00

Includes beautiful photographs of the Dublin of Joyce and Behan, the Sligo of Yeats, and the islands of O'Flaherty and Synge.

Spender, Stephen: Love-Hate Relations, A Study of Anglo-American Sensibilities. Hamilton. London: 1974. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Fine copy in dj. $25.00

Francis Spufford: The Chatto Book of the DevilSpufford, Francis (editor): The Chatto Book of the Devil. Chatto & Windus. London: 1992. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Fine copy in dj. $24.00

Stanford, Derek: Poets of the ‘Nineties,’ A Biographical Anthology. Baker. London, 1965. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Fine copy in dj. $35.00

A study of the 1890s poets Oscar Wilde, Richard LeGallienne, Lord Alfred Douglas, W. B. Yeats and others. Includes consideration of the artist, Aubrey Beardsley.

Stein, Gertrude: Wars I Have Seen. Batsford. London: 1945. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. vi, 192. Frontispiece; 3 plates. Dj designed by Cecil Beaton. Top edge of front cover slightly faded; else very good copy in dj. $65.00

Stewart, Graham: Britannia, 100 Documents that Shaped a Nation. Atlantic Books. London: 2010. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Pp. xiv, 434. Illustrated. Select Bibliography. Where to Find the Documents. Index. Fine copy in dj. $15.00

Summers, Claude J. (editor): The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage, A Reader's Companion to the Writers and Their Works, From Antiquity to the Present. Henry Holt. New York: 1995. First edition. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Fine copy in dj. $22.00

A comprehensive study of gay literature with insightful essays on such writers as Joe Orton, André Gide, and Colette, and extensive articles on such matters as Coming-Out Stories, AIDS literature, and Censorship.

Symons, A. J. A.: Essays and Biographies. Edited and with an Introduction by Julian Symons. Cassell. London: 1969. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. (xii), 190, (ii). Fine copy in price-clipped dj. $28.00

Symons, Arthur: Studies in Prose and Verse. Dent. London, [1904]. First edition. 8vo. Cloth, t.e.g. With ownership signature of Holbrook Jackson (dated 1905), and the subsequent signature of Reginald Pound (dated 1959), the publisher and last editor of Strand Magazine. Foxed; hinges broken, covers a little stained, corners crushed. No dj. $45.00

Vidal, Gore: At Home. Essays 1982-1988. Random House. New York: 1988. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Fine copy in dj. $18.00

Vidal, Gore: Imperial America, Reflections on the United States of Amnesia. Nation Books. New York: 2004. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Pp. (x), 182. Index. Fine copy in dj. $15.00

Gore Vidal: PalimpsestVidal, Gore: Palimpsest, A Memoir. Andre Deutsch. London: 1995. First edition. 8vo. Boards. As new in dj. $30.00

Most interesting. Here are some of Gore Vidal's observations about President John F. Kennedy: “It is always a delicate matter when a friend or acquaintance becomes president. Ease must be maintained, yet one may not call him by his first name or walk ahead of him into a room.…Jack was overconscious of his relative youth.…Certainly, to me, seven years younger, Jack seemed—and indeed was—mildly decrepit. He moved stiffly when he did not limp painfully from a bad back: war wound was the official line; touch football, the reality.”

White, Edmund: The Burning Library, Essays. Edited by David Bergman. Knopf. New York: 1994. First edition. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Fine copy in dj. With essays on Truman Capote, Roland Barthes, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Vladimir Nabokov, and Tennessee Williams. $15.00

Williams, Tennessee: Plays 1937-1955. Selected and with notes by Mel Gussow and Kenneth Holditch. The Library of America. New York: 2000. Second printing. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. (xii), 1060, (xiv). Chronology. Notes on the Text. Notes. Ribbon marker. Prospectus. Very fine in slip-case. $20.00

[Williamson, Henry], Henry Williamson, The Man, The Writings, A Symposium. Foreword by Brocard Sewell. Introduction by Ronald Duncan. Frontispiece by Rose Marie Duncan. Contributions by Diana Mosley and others, and includes ‘A Memorial Address’ by Ted Hughes. Tabb House. Padstow: 1980. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Pp. xviii, 166. Ronald Duncan's own copy, with his signature on first free end-paper and his inked corrections to the Introduction (apparently for publication elsewhere). Fine copy in dj. $100.00

Willis, Roy (General Editor): World Mythology, The Illustrated Guide. Foreword by Robert Walter, Director of the Joseph Campbell Foundation. Duncan Baird Publishers. London: 1996. Reprinted (first published in the U.K. by Simon and Schuster in 1993). Large 8vo. Boards. Pp. 320. Illustrated. Index. Fine copy in dj. $12.00

Willison, I. R., R. J. Roberts, M. Statham, K. J. Worth (editors): The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The University Press. Cambridge: 1972. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. xxx, 1418. Index. Near fine copy in price-clipped dj with one tiny tear. $35.00

Wilson, A. N.: God's Funeral. W. W. Norton. New York: 1999. First American Edition. 8vo. Two-tone boards. Pp. xiv, 402. Illustrated: (16) pp. of plates. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Fine copy in dj. $12.00

Man's faith in God had been eroding for a very long time. This is a study of some 19th Century writers and thinkers and how they felt about religion. Among them are Hume, Kant, Swinburne, Ruskin, Darwin, Freud, and William Gladstone.

Worsley, T. C: The End of the ‘Old School Tie’. Searchlight Books edited by T. R. Fyvel & George Orwell. Foreword by George Orwell. Secker and Warburg. London: 1941. Wrappers. Spine broken; printed on poor-quality war-time paper. This was first printed in April 1941, but all copies were destroyed by enemy action. It was reset in May, then republished in June. $45.00

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