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LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy.

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Vol. VII. No.43 December 1931. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 4pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; pp.[371]-446, text. Wrappers a little dusty and fore-edges slightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy. Includes ‘Under which King’ by Cyril Connolly, ‘The Poetry of T.S. Eliot’ by Dilys Powell, ‘Father and Son’ by L.A. Pavey, ‘Sark’ by Joseph Braddock, and ‘Sun and Water’ by Edward Charles. The last monthly issue of the magazine, after which it became a quarterly. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$22.96

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Assistant editor: Oliver Brett. Vol. III. No.14 July 1929. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 4pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; other advertisements in text; pp.[1]-80, text. Wrappers a little dusty; otherwise a nice copy. Includes work by E.M. Forster (‘Butterflies and Beetles’), Peter Quennell (on Rimbaud), W.J. Lawrence, and L.A. Pavey. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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LIFE AND LETTERS TO-DAY Continuing The London Mercury and Bookman.

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Edited by Robert Herring. Vol. 41 [sic] No.82 [on cover:] June 1944.Sm.cr.8vo; pale green wrappers, cut flush, printed in bright green; 4pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; other advertisements in text; pp.[iv]+[129]-188, text. Wrappers a little dusty; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce. Includes ‘The Future of English Books on the Continent After the War’ by Stanley Unwin, ‘The Corelli Wonder’ by George Bullock, ‘Henry Miller in Villa Seurat’ by Alfred Perlès, ‘Ashford Train’ by Denton Welch, ‘Star Chamber - 1’ by Bryher, ‘Second Ode’ by Nicholas Moore, ‘The Old Woman and the Wind’ by Margiad Evans, and other contributions by Séan Jennett, Anthony Naumann, Ann Chadwick, Maurice Lindsay, Lambert Stone, James Hanley, Mulk Raj Anand, Morid Spalding, and Gordon Bottomley. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy.

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Vol. IV. No.24 May 1930. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 4pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; another advertisement in text; pp.[335]-426, text. Wrappers a little dusty; otherwise a virtually fine copy. Includes ‘Thomas and Dieppe’ a long children’s story by Enid Bagnold illustrated with line drawings by the author and Laurian Jones; ‘Notes on D.H. Lawrence’ by Desmond MacCarthy, a poem by Robert Trevelyan, and ‘Frederick Marryat’ by E. Kellett. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy.

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Assistant editor: Oliver Brett. Vol. I. No.4 September 1928. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 8pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; 2pp. advertisements at end; pp.[243]-328, text. Wrappers dusty, otherwise a very nice copy. Includes work by Hilaire Belloc, Roy Campbell, Gordon Craig, Oliver Brett, and Desmond MacCarthy. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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Vol. VI. No.34 March 1931. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 6pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; pp.[165]-246, text. Wrappers a little dusty and a little scattered foxing or spotting to margins; otherwise a nice copy. Includes ‘In a Strange Town’ by Sherwood Anderson, ‘Edith Sitwell’, by Dilys Powell, ‘Death and Deportment’ by F. Tennyson Jesse, ‘Literature’ by Edward Sackville West, ‘Forks’ by Mrs. Clement Parsons, and ‘The Skirmishers-II’ by Desmond MacCarthy. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$24.39

LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy.

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Vol. V. No.30 October 1930. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 6pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; another advertisement in text; pp.[309]-390, text. Wrappers a little dusty; otherwise a virtually fine copy. Includes ‘Music at Night’ by Aldous Huxley; ‘The Odious Duke’, by Michael Dugdale, ‘The Dumb Show in Hamlet’ by W.J. Lawrence, ‘An Apologist of Dilettantism (on Anatole France)’ by Janko Lavrin, and ‘The World of Henry James’ by Desmond MacCarthy. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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LIFE AND LETTERS.

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Vol. X. No.57 September 1934. Double small super Roy.16mo, printed in double column; white wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 4pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; other advertisements in text; pp.[645]-768, text. Wrappers a little dusty and creased slightly at fore-corners; otherwise a nice copy. Includes ‘Open Eye in Bali and Java’ by Stella Benson, ‘Metamorphosis’ by Siegfried Sassoon, ‘The Problem of Life’ by Dorothy Edwards, ‘Some Recollections 1882-1887’ by Wilfrid Ward, ‘The Other Side’ by R. Ellis Roberts, ‘Estelle’ by E.J. Scovell, ‘Primavera’s Votaress’ by Arthur S. Cripps, ‘Attainment’ by Richard Gwent, ‘Two Vaults’ by Ernst Toller, ‘A Note on Corneille’ by Martin Armstrong, and ‘The Bubble’ by Gerald Bullett. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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Assistant editor: Oliver Brett. Vol. I. No.3 August 1928. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 10pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; 4pp. advertisements at end; pp.[161]-242, text; loose tissue guard to first page of text, as issued. Wrappers dusty, otherwise a very nice copy. From the Chatto & Windus file, but with no sign of provenance. Includes ‘A Murderer’s Confession’ [true crime], and work by Elizabeth Daryush, Arnold Ward, James Laver, Robert Graves, etc. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy.

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Vol. VI. No.37 June 1931. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 4pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; pp.[413]-492, text. Wrappers a little dusty and back wrapper a little scuffed; otherwise a nice copy. Includes ‘Arnold Bennett’ by W. Somerset Maugham, a poem translated from Pushkin by Maurice Baring, ‘An Indian Summer’ by Col C.B. Thackeray, D.S.O., ‘A Feminist Document: 1555’ by Flora Grierson, ‘Rainer Maria Rilke’ by Janko Lavrin, ‘The Moths and Butterflies’ by Joseph Braddock, and ‘The Roman Fool’ by Michael Joyce. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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Assistant editor: Oliver Brett. Vol. II. No.9 February 1929. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 6pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; other advertisements in text; pp.[81]-162, text. Wrappers dusty, back wrapper and laast two leaves a little spotted otherwise a nice copy. Includes work by Arnold Bennett, T. Sturge Moore, Douglas Bush, Kenneth Clark, and ‘a new short story’ [‘The Bear’] by Desmond MacCarthy. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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LIFE AND LETTERS TO-DAY Continuing The London Mercury and Bookman.

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Edited by Robert Herring. Vol. 41 [sic] No.81 [on cover:] May 1944.Sm.cr.8vo; pale green wrappers, cut flush, printed in red; 4pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; other advertisements in text; pp.[iv]+[69]-128, text. Wrappers a little dusty; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce. Includes ‘A Day with Sir Harry Wildair’ by Robert Herring, ‘Welshmen in Elizabethan London’ by Winifred Graham Wilson, ‘The Scottish Literary Revival’ by J.B. Pick, ‘The Bridegroom’ by Mulk Raj Anand, and other stories by Hsiao Ch‘ien and Maurice Lindsay, and poems by Roland Mathias, J.F. Hendry, and George Bruce. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$28.70

Daily Mail.
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Daily Mail.

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No. 9293, Monday, February 1st, 1926. 8pp., not stapled, 112 x 81.5 mm, on slightly glossy paper. Short tear to tail of spine; otherwise a fine copy. Front page advertisements, pp.[2 - 3], legal notices, financial news, and advertisements, news items (A man charged with Social Security fraud; rescues at sea; problems at Pentonville Prison; the first experiment with wireless telephony, etc.), pp.[4 - 5], larger print advertisement for ‘The Daily Mail Free Insurance’, p.[6], football (F.A Cup matches: Sunderland, Sheffield United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers, Tottenham, Manchester United, Cardiff, Newcastle, Notts. County, New Brighton, Southend United, Derby County, Bournmouth, Bolton Wanderers, Bury, Millwall, Nottingham Forest, Swindon, Fulham, Liverpool, Swansea, Stoke, Crystal Palace, Chelsea, South Shields, Birmingham, Clapton Orient, Middlesborough, etc.), cartoons and advertisement, p.[7], fashion and advertisements, back page, photo journalism and advertisements. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$50.22

LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy.

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Assistant editor: Oliver Brett. Vol. III. No.17 October 1929. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 6pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; another advertisement in text; pp.[325]-398, text. Wrappers a little dusty; otherwise a fine copy. Includes work by Cyril Connolly (‘England my not my England’ [sic]), Daphne Muir, Lord David Cecil (on John Newton), Oliver Brett, and Desmond MacCarthy. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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Vol. V. No.27 August 1930. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 4pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; other advertisements in text; pp.[69]-144, text. Wrappers a little dusty; otherwise a very nice copy. Includes ‘The House with the Loop-holes’ by Vernon Lee; ‘Martyrology’ by Augustine Birrell, ‘Le Temps Retrouvé’ by Romilly John, and ‘Afterthoughts’ by Logan Pearsall Smith, and ‘Elsie Gloy’ by Harry Graham. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy.

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Assistant editor: Oliver Brett. Vol. I. No.7 December 1928. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 8pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; 4pp. advertisements at end; pp.[535]-640, text. Wrappers dusty, otherwise a very nice copy. Includes work by André Maurois, F.L. Lucas, Nugent Barker, Hope Mirrlees, V. Sackville-West, Camilla Doyle, and Desmond MacCarthy. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$21.52

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Vol. VII. No.41 October 1931. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 4pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; pp.[235]-310, text. Wrappers a little dusty and small scuff to top fore-corner of front wrapper; otherwise a fine copy. The Samuel Butler number, including “his own account of his friendship with Charles Pauli, a curious story, never completely published before, and some unpublished extracts from his ‘NoteBooks’” - Ed.. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$35.87

THE GERM.
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THE GERM.

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[Cover title:] Preface By W.M. Rossetti. The germ Thoughts toWards [sic] Nature in Poetry, Literature And Art. Being A facsimile reprint of the literary Organ of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, published In 1850. With an introduction By William Michael Rossetti. London, Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1901. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; 2 conjugate leaves of facsimiles at end (of the 1850 flyers for Nos.3 & 4); pp.[ii]+30 (excluding facsimiles); blue-grey thick paper wrappers, printed on front wrapper in dark reddish brown; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Bound up without the back wrapper and with the two leaves of facsimiles which should appear at the end tipped in after the front wrapper. BOUND WITH [On front wrapper:] No.1 [2]. (Price One Shilling.) January [February], 1850. With an Etching by Holman Hunt [James Collinson]. The Germ: Thoughts towards Nature In Poetry, Literature, and Art. London: Aylott & Jones, 8, Paternoster Row. BOUND WITH: No.3 [4]. (Price One Shilling.) March [May (i.e., April 30th)], 1850. With an Etching by F.Madox Brown [W.H. Deverell]. Art and Poetry: Being Thoughts towards Nature Conducted principally by Artists. London: Dickinson & Co., 114, New Bond Street, And Aylott & Jones, 8, Paternoster Row. 4 Nos., uniform, (complete); demy 8vo bound together with the Preface utilising the original paper wrappers of the Preface and the final number as the wrappers at the front and back, blue-grey linen spine; etched frontispiece and three plates after wood-engravings (one double-spread and folding; prelims. not called for; pp.192; wrappers of thin newsprint, printed in black, the back wrappers bearing an advertisement for the periodical, stating its (changing) aims, the inside front wrappers Contents and an editorial notice, the inside back wrapper of the first two numbers an advertisement for the Provident Life Office, that to number three ‘Contents of the Germ, No.1’ and a two line Errata to that issue, that to the fourth number blank; a.e. uncut. Wrappers very embrowned and fragile, some laid down on binders’ tissue, and with some chipping to edges; backs of plates variously embrowned by contact with the wrappers, but on the printed surfaces not badly so; one or two marginal tears to wrappers and plates; text nice. The set The organ of the præraphaelite Brotherhood, complete, but in a facsimile edition dating from 1901. It is easily distinguished from the original edition by the wrappers being of poor quality wood-pulp paper rather than a thinner version of the text-paper as with the original, the presence of the advertisement for the Provident Life Office on the inside back wrappers in the second number (it should occur in numbers one and three), the ‘Contents of the Germ, No.1’ being on the inside back wrapper of number three instead of number two, the etchings being on a thin card with a slightly shiny surface rather on plate paper, the folding one being attached at the right hand edge rather than the central fold, and the machine-made text paper being very smooth and having a glossy feel rather than being slightly rough as in the original. Literary contributors include ‘Ellen Alleyn’ [i.e., Christina Rossetti], John Seward, Wm. B. Scott, Calder Campbell, F. Madox Brown, Thomas Woolner, Wm. M. Rossetti, Walter H. Deverell, Dante G. Rossetti, Coventry Patmore, John Orchard, etc. The Preface by W.M. Rossetti was issued both with the facsimiles and separately, and occurs in two variant states, with slightly different versions of the title-page, in one (presumably the first) the word ‘to- Wards’ is hyphenated with a line break; in the other it appears as one word, but with the Gothic ‘w’ erroneously still a capital. (One can only presume that the compositor was unfamiliar with the fount and when re-lineating failed to realise that the ‘W’ was upper case. The Preface is frequently found separately, and with the first state of text, and may have been issued thus as an advertisement, though it is also possible that a few copies may have been made available separately for the benefit of people possessing sets of the original. W.M. Rossetti, who edited the original numbers, here offers a good deal of information relating to the 1850 publication, including statements of print orders and sales, reproductions of contemporary reviews, identification of all the anonymous or pseudonymous contributions, and detailed commentaries on what the issues contained. In this copy p.17, l.26, does not have a raised ‘s’ at the end, which has been the case with copies of the separate issue we have seen. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$200.91

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Assistant editor: Oliver Brett. Vol. II. No.10 March 1929. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 6pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; other advertisements in text; pp.[163]-244, text. Wrappers dusty, otherwise a very nice copy. Includes A.J.A. Symons (on Edgar Allan Poe), Peter Quennell (on T.S. Eliot), Evelyn Waugh (on Ronald Firbank), E. Clark, Oliver Brett, and Desmond MacCarthy (on Proust). All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$28.70

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Assistant editor: Oliver Brett. Vol. II. No.11 April 1929. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 6pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; other advertisements in text; pp.[245]-326, text. Wrappers dusty, and fore-edges a trifle stained; otherwise a nice copy. Includes work by Pearesall Smith (on Jeremy Taylor), Edith Wharton (‘Visibility in Fiction’), Cyril Connolly (on James Joyce), Shane Leslie, and Desmond MacCarthy (on Proust). All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$21.52

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