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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LABOUR MONTHLY: A Magazine of International Labour. Volume 23, Number 3, March 1941. Editor R. Palme Dutt. Roy.8vo, wire-stitched; pp.[97]-144; pale brown wrappers, cut flush, printed in dull blue. Top- and spine- edges of front wrapper a little darkened; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £26.00

US $35.10


Contributors include George Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, H.W. Nevinson, etc.
Ref: FRT104429


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LARGE (Valerie). [Cover title:] Space cut. [On back wrapper:] 1973, Tetrad Press, 103 Grove Park London London [sic] SE25. Roy.4to; thick black textured paper wrappers, printed in grey, with sheet of stiff white card pasted in the centre, cut to open as a moveable book. Fine copy.

GB £28.00

US $37.80


Mobile concrete poem. One of 100 copies of a total edition of 125.
Ref: FRT104431


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LEIGH HUNT’S LONDON JOURNAL. To assist the inquiring, animate the struggling, and sympathize with all. Vol.I. From Wednesday April 2, to Tuesday December 30, 1834 [and to August 22, 1835]. Charles Knight, Ludgate Street; And Henry Hooper, Pall-mall East, 1834. F’cap folio; half-title not called for; pp.iv+316+280+lxxii (Supplement for Part I.)+289-296; 369-384; 417-424; 457-460 (being the Monthly Supplements for August, September, October, November, and December, 1835); publisher’s green morocco cloth, blocked, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; end-papers faced dove grey. Front cover and spine detached, spine badly torn and a little chipped, corner of front cover chipped away, but present; one leaf largely lacking; otherwise internally nice, and the sewing entirely sound.

GB £75.00

US $101.25


Brewer, pp.167-70. Ninety-one numbers in all were published, and fifteen supplements. Brewer notes only nine, and complete copies are said to be very rare. In the present copy the spine bears the legend ‘2 Vols in one’, but as will be clear from the collation given above only the first volume and the first 280pp. of the second volume, together with the Monthly Supplement to the First Part, and the Monthly Supplements of the second volume to the end of 1835 are here present. This would appear to be the complete collected edition as put up by the publisher. According to CBEL the Journal ceased publication on 26th December 1835. The last Number present here is 73, dated August 22, 1835, but the last Supplement bears the date ‘Dec.31, 1835’. From No.62 (dated June 6, 1835) onwards, there is added the sub-title ‘And The printing machine’. In this copy, p.96 of Vol.II. is numbered 69. Carlyle and Landor were among the contributors.
Ref: FRT104436


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. Assistant editor: Oliver Brett. Vol. I. No.1 June 1928. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 16pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; 30pp. advertisements at end; pp.[1]-80, text. Wrappers dusty, otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £22.00

US $29.70


Includes ‘Two Glimpses of Andrew Lang’ by Max Beerbohm, ‘The Science of Fiction’ by Thomas Hardy, and work by George Santayana, Arnold Ward, Clive Bell, Desmond MacCarthy, etc.
Ref: FRT120227


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. 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.

GB £15.00

US $20.25


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.
Ref: FRT120229


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. 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.

GB £15.00

US $20.25


Includes work by Hilaire Belloc, Roy Campbell, Gordon Craig, Oliver Brett, and Desmond MacCarthy.
Ref: FRT120230


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. 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.

GB £15.00

US $20.25


Includes work by André Maurois, F.L. Lucas, Nugent Barker, Hope Mirrlees, V. Sackville-West, Camilla Doyle, and Desmond MacCarthy.
Ref: FRT120237


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. Assistant editor: Oliver Brett. Vol. II. No.8 January 1929. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 6pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; 2pp. advertisements at end; pp.[1]-80, text. Virtually fine copy.

GB £18.00

US $24.30


Includes work by Arnold Bennett, George Santayana, Bruce Dickins, and Kathleen Wallace.
Ref: FRT120238


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. 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.

GB £15.00

US $20.25


Includes work by Arnold Bennett, T. Sturge Moore, Douglas Bush, Kenneth Clark, and ‘a new short story’ [‘The Bear’] by Desmond MacCarthy.
Ref: FRT120239


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. 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.

GB £20.00

US $27.00


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).
Ref: FRT120240


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. 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.

GB £15.00

US $20.25


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).
Ref: FRT120242


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. Assistant editor: Oliver Brett. Vol. II. No.12 May 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.[327]-408, text. Wrappers a little dusty and embrowned; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £18.00

US $24.30


Includes work by E.M. Forster (‘A Camera Man’), F.L. Lucas (on Clough), Sybil Pye (on Rupert Brooke), Nugent Barker, and Desmond MacCarthy.
Ref: FRT120244


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. 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.

GB £18.00

US $24.30


Includes work by E.M. Forster (‘Butterflies and Beetles’), Peter Quennell (on Rimbaud), W.J. Lawrence, and L.A. Pavey.
Ref: FRT120245


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. Assistant editor: Oliver Brett. Vol. III. No.15 August 1929. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 2pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; other advertisements in text; pp.[81]-242, text. Wrappers a little dusty; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £40.00

US $54.00


A special issue entirely devoted, apart from MacCarthy’s two-page introduction, to the abbreviated first printing of “A High Wind in Jamaica” by Richard Hughes.
Ref: FRT120246


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. 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.

GB £18.00

US $24.30


Includes work by Cyril Connolly (‘England my not my England’ [sic]), Daphne Muir, Lord David Cecil (on John Newton), Oliver Brett, and Desmond MacCarthy.
Ref: FRT120247


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. Assistant editor: Oliver Brett. Vol. III. No.18 November 1929. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 8pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; 6pp. advertisements at end; pp.[399]-488, text. Wrappers a little dusty and worn slightly on spine; old ownership stamp on front wrapper; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £8.00

US $10.80


Includes ‘Correspondence between Erich Maria Remarque and General Sir Ian Hamilton’, ‘General Lee’ by W.K. Fleming, and work by F.L. Lucas, and Desmond MacCarthy.
Ref: FRT120249


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. Assistant editor: Oliver Brett. Vol. IV. No.20 January 1930. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 2pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; pp.[1]-94, text. Wrappers a little dusty and back wrapper lacking; otherwise fine.

GB £4.00

US $5.40


Includes ‘The Love-bird’, by Osbert Sitwell; ‘Coventry Patmore’ by W.K. Fleming, ‘A Sport of Noble Minds’ by Dorothy L. Sayers and ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Beddoes’ by F.L. Lucas.
Ref: FRT120250


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. Vol. IV. No.22 March 1930. 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.[173]-254, text. Wrappers a little dusty and fox-spot on last leaf; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

GB £16.00

US $21.60


Includes ‘Confessions: a Study in Pathology’, by Arthur Symons; ‘Conversations in Berlin’ by Cyril Connolly, ‘On Producing Shakespeare’ by W.J. Lawrence, ‘Walpole’ by W.K. Fleming, and ‘The Smile’ by Desmond MacCarthy.
Ref: FRT120251


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. Vol. IV. No.23 April 1930. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 8pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; another advertisement in text; pp.[255]-334, text. Wrappers a little dusty and slightly worn on spine; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £20.00

US $27.00


Includes ‘Chawdron’, by Aldous Huxley; ‘D.H. Lawrence the Moralist’ by Dilys Powell, and ‘Afterthoughts’ by Logan Pearsall Smith.
Ref: FRT120252


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. 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.

GB £18.00

US $24.30


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.
Ref: FRT120254


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. Vol. IV. No.25 June 1930. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 8pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; other advertisements in text; pp.[427]-514, text. Wrappers a little dusty; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

GB £18.00

US $24.30


Includes ‘Alive — Alive Oh!’ a long story by Osbert Sitwell; ‘Notes on the Poetry of Robert Bridges’ by Desmond MacCarthy, ‘Reader’s Bibliography’ by John Hayward, and ‘A Word for Gabriel Harvey’ by G.M. Young.
Ref: FRT120256


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. 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.

GB £18.00

US $24.30


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.
Ref: FRT120257


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. Vol. V. No.28 September 1930. 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.[145]-218, text. Wrappers a little dusty; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £14.00

US $18.90


Includes ‘The House of Clouds’ by Antonia White; ‘Conjugal Fidelity: a suppressed dialogue between Boswell and Johnson’, ‘Alexander Blok’ by Janko Lavrin, ‘Elephantographia’ by A.E. Popham, ‘Proust’ by Kathleen John, and ‘Notes on Aldous Huxley’ by Desmond MacCarthy.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. 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.

GB £20.00

US $27.00


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.
Ref: FRT120263


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. Vol. VI. No.32 January 1931. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 2pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; another advertisement in text; pp.[1]-78, text; blue-grey paper flyer for ‘The Writer’s News No1 New Year, 1931’ loosely laid in as issued. Wrappers a little dusty and flyer lightly embrowned at edges; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

GB £17.00

US $22.95


Includes ‘The Strange Disappearance of Monsieur Charbo’ by Nugent Barker, ‘The Return of Pan (on Knut Hamsun)’, by Janko Lavrin, ‘An Island’ by Michael Dilke, ‘A Note on Dr. Johnson and Death’ by R. McNair Scott, ‘Pray for the Princess’ by Florida Pier, ‘S¨ Come Ruota...’ by Romilly John, and ‘Lift up Thine Eyes’ by Sherwood Anderson.
Ref: FRT120265


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. Vol. VI. No.33 February 1931. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 2pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; other advertisements in text; pp.[79]-164, text. Wrappers a little dusty and edges slightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £17.00

US $22.95


Includes ‘The Poet of Prose’ by F.L. Lucas, ‘A Terrible Day’, by David Garnett, ‘Victorian History’ by G.M. Young, and ‘The Skirmishers’ by Desmond MacCarthy.
Ref: FRT120266


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. 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.

GB £17.00

US $22.95


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.
Ref: FRT120267


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. 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.

GB £17.00

US $22.95


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.
Ref: FRT120291


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. Vol. VII. No.38 July 1931. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 2pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; pp.[1]-78, text. Wrappers a little dusty; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £17.00

US $22.95


Includes ‘Sweet Enemy’ by F.L. Lucas, ‘The Isles of Borromeo’ by Joseph Braddock, ‘Under the Bandstand’ by Peter Fleming, ‘The Land of Love’ by William Plomer, and ‘Children of the Sun’ by Shaw Desmond.
Ref: FRT120270


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. 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.

GB £25.00

US $33.75


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..
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LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. Vol. VII. No.42 November 1931. Double demy 16mo; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 4pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; pp.[311]-370, text. Wrappers a little dusty; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £15.00

US $20.25


Includes ‘Flaubert; or, Life and Letters’ by F.L. Lucas, ‘An Italian in Germany’ by Flora Grierson, ‘The Saint’ by Antonia White, and ‘Shakespeare v. Shallow’ by Augustine Birrell.
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LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. 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.

GB £16.00

US $21.60


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.
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LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. Vol. VIII. No.44 March 1932. 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]-124, text; blue-grey postcard advertisement for ‘The Regent Institute’ loosely laid-in as issued. Wrappers a little dusty; two or three small corners turned due to a trimming fault; postcard advertisement lightly embrowned at margins; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £22.00

US $29.70


Includes ‘Mediterranean in January [a poem]’ by D.H. Lawrence, ‘Nausicaa’ by William Plomer, ‘Anęsthesia’ by Hugh Anthony, ‘Luigi Pirandello’ by Janko Lavrin, ‘The Last to call him Charley’ by E.V. Lucas, ‘Chinese Punch and Judy’ by Stella Benson, ‘Passengers’ by J.A.H. Ogden, and ‘Lytton Strachey as a Biographer’ by Desmond MacCarthy. The first quarterly number. Other work by Austin Clarke, Peter Quennell and Violet Meynell.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. Vol. VIII. No.45 June 1932. 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.[125]-248, text; blue-grey postcard advertisement for ‘The Regent Institute’ loosely laid-in as issued. Wrappers a little dusty; postcard advertisement lightly embrowned at margins; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £22.00

US $29.70


Includes ‘Jones and Myself [the first complete publication]’ by Samuel Butler, ‘Sir Walter Scott’ by David Cecil, ‘Valediction before Parting’ by Robert Gathorne-Hardy, ‘New Light on Hamlet’ by W.J. Lawrence, and ‘Seth’ by Evelyn Waugh. Other work by Austin Clarke, Peter Quennell and Violet Meynell.
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LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy. Vol. VIII. No.46 September 1932. 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.[249]-372, text. Wrappers worn on spine and a little dusty; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £12.00

US $16.20


Includes ‘On Reading Shakespeare’ by Logan Pearsall Smith, ‘A Gamble in Clocks’ by Richard Plunket Greene, ‘A Girl to her Sister’ by E.J. Scovell, and ‘Essay on the Character of Swift’ by M. Manlio Rossi. Other work by Peter Quennell and Mary Annan.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS Edited by Desmond MacCarthy And Hamish Miles. Vol. IX. No.51 December 1933. Double demy 16mo; cream wrappers, cut flush, printed in red and black; 4pp. advertisements including title/Contents page before start of text; other advertisements in text; pp.[381]-500, text. Wrappers a little dusty; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £20.00

US $27.00


Includes ‘Early Vestments’ by Augustine Birrell, ‘A Fall in a Gentle Wind’ by Sean O’Casey, ‘Edward Dowden’ by John Eglinton, ‘Six Stanzas from an Epithalamion’ by Ida Graves, ‘Kent and Gloster’ by Elmer Edgar Stoll, ‘One of the Leaders’ by Arthur Calder-Marshall, ‘Ode to the Sea’ by Joseph Braddock, ‘The Wicked Woman’ by Margiad Evans, and ‘The Walk to Lingham’ by Lord Dunsany.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS. 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.

GB £20.00

US $27.00


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.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LIFE AND LETTERS To-day. Vol. 13. No.1 September 1935. [On front cover:] Edited by Robert Herring [and] Petrie Townshend. Double super Roy.16mo, printed in single column; white wrappers, cut flush, printed in red, green, and black; 2pp. advertisements at end; pp.[ii]+[1]-226+iii-iv. Wrappers chipped at head of spine and a little dusty; a few fox-spot like stains to top-edges; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

GB £30.00

US $40.50


Includes ‘Rousseau To-day’ by Havelock Ellis, ‘The Defence of Culture’ by André Gide, ‘English and American Language in Literature’ by Gertrude Stein, ‘The Dancer’ by H.D., ‘Ultimatum’ by Siegfried Sassoon, ‘The Journal of a Religious Aunt’ by Osbert Sitwell, ‘The Guest’ by Mary Butts, ‘Film Form, 1935 — New Problems’ by S.M. Eisenstein, and work by Horace Gregory, P.S. Schor, Steven Runciman, Lotte Reiniger, John van Druten, Eric Walter White (on Bertolt Brecht), Robert Herring, Michael Roberts, G.S. Moncrieff, Norman Macleod, Jean Cassou, Murray Constantine (‘The Power of Merlin’), Kenneth Macpherson, Clifford Dyment, John Pudney, Petrie Townhend, Alan Pryce-Jones, Len Lye, etc. etc.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

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

GB £20.00

US $27.00


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.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

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

GB £20.00

US $27.00


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 Perlčs, ‘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.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. [Cover title:] LITERARY REVIEW. March 1994. Demy 4to format, 64pp. wire-stitched into glazed paper wrappers, cut flush, printed in full colour; folding card advertisement laid in as issued. Fine in original media-pack promotional folder with rate-sheets, etc.

GB £6.00

US $8.10


Includes work by Auberon Waugh, Murray Sayle, Julian Barnes, Michael Foot, Colin Wilson, Robert Nye, etc.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. THE LONDON MAGAZINE. Vol.XI, No.62 [1903?]. Avertisement sections at front and back; illustrations on text-paper; 4pp. advertising leaflet for ‘Veno’s Seaweed Tonic’ loosely laid in as issued; pp.iii — xxiv+[113] — 224+xxv — [xxx (back wrapper)]; white glazed wrappers printed in black and red. Lacking the front wrapper and paper of spine badly defective, but otherwise a nice copy.

GB £9.00

US $12.15


Includes ‘The Melancholy Hussar’ by Thomas Hardy; ‘Mr. Valentine’s New Profession’ by O. Henry; a motoring story, ‘The Deliverance of Archdeacon Ram’, by John K. Leys; ‘The Salvation of Detective Furley’ by W. Pett Ridge; ‘Three at Table’ by W.W. Jacobs; etc.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. LONGMAN’S MAGAZINE. Vol. IV. May to October 1884. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1884. Lge.post 8vo; pp.[iv]+672; contemporary binder’s cloth, yellow coated end-papers. Very nice copy.

GB £35.00

US $47.25


Includes the first half of two novels, ‘Jack’s Courtship’ by W. Clark Russell, and ‘Madam’ by Mrs. Oliphant, besides stories by [E.D. Gerard], Bret Harte, W.E. Norris, and ‘F. Anstey’, and essays by Robert Louis Stevenson (‘Old Mortality’), Henry James (‘The Art of Fiction’), Grant Allen (‘An Ancient Lake Bottom’), Richard Jefferies (‘Sunny Brighton’), A. Lang (‘Cricket Gossip’), J.A. Froude (‘Norway Once More’), poems by andrew Lang (three), Jean Ingelow, etc. Bound volumes of ‘Longman’s Magazine’ are in our experience relatively scarce.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. THE MASSACHUSETTS REVIEW, Spring 1977. [On spine:] Vol.XVIII No.1. Double med.16mo (and one 12mo gathering of plate-paper, first leaf printed in red and black, bearing a mixture of illustrations and text); pp.188 (including plate-paper gathering); white thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the front cover bearing a full-colour illustration. Slight darkening of wrappers; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £16.00

US $21.60


Contributors include Robin Skelton (on ‘The Politics of J.M. Synge’), D.J. Enright, and John J. Clayton (on ‘Alain Robbe-Grillet: The Aesthetics of Sado-Massochism’); the illustrations are after paintings by Jane Lund.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. The Microcosm, A periodical work, By Gregory Griffin, Of the College of Eton. Inscribed to the Rev. Dr. Davies. In two volumes. The third edition. Windsor: Published for C. Knight, Castle-street; And sold by Mess. Robinsons, Pater- Noster Row; and Mr. Debrett, Piccadilly, London, 1790. 2 Vols., 12mo; half-titles not called for; both title leaves and the final leaf of volume one are single insets; pp.ix+[i (blank)]+242; [x]+228; contemporary full sprinkled calf, spine elaborately tooled gilt, black lettering-piece, sprinkled burnished edges. Slight cracking to three joints, otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £30.00

US $40.50


From the library of Eric Quayle, with his brief pencilled notes on the front end-papers of volume one. Originally published in forty numbers between November 6th 1786 and July 30th 1787, the chief contributors being George Canning, John Smith, Robert Smith, and John Hookham Frere. All the contributions were anonymous. The back of the front end-paper in volume one bears a neat ink note in a contemporary hand, reading “The Westminster scholars having published the Trifler as a rival work to the Microcosm, and prefixed to it a Frontispiece in which the respective publications were shown in a pair of scales, the Trifler weighing down the Microcosm, Mr. C[anning]. (who was chiefly concerned in writing the latter) wrote the following Epigram: ‘What mean you by this print so rare, / Ye wits, of Eton jealous, / But that your rivals soar in air, / And you are heavy fellows?’
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MINIATURE NEWSPAPER. Daily Mail. 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.

GB £35.00

US $47.25


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.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. MISCELLANIES OF THE PHILOBIBLON SOCIETY. Vol.XIII. London: Printed by Whittingham and Wilkins, 1871-2. [1872]. F’cap 4to; inserted leaf of text-paper bearing ownership certificate precedes title-page; half-title not called for; fly titles to the separate parts; inserted text-paper blank precedes title leaf of fourth part; integral blank at end of fourth part; publisher’s brown net grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale cream. Spine unobtrusively restored at joints; first and last pages embrowned, apparently by contact with the end-papers; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £48.00

US $64.80


This volume consists of six separately printed items bound up together. Pp.[ii]+8 (title-leaf followed by Contents and list of members)+47+[i]+16+84+16+[ii]+22+[2]+57+[i]. Printed over two years on large, fine, hand-made paper, and here first issued as one volume. The ownership certificate is inscribed with the name of one of the members and certified by Lord Houghton. The contents of the present volume are ‘Narrative by Mr. Edward Grimston Of his captivity in the Bastille, And his escape therefrom ’ [1558], edited by Henry Reeve; ‘Lettres De Madame de Maintenon į Sa ničce Madame De Caylus’ and ‘Lettres De Madame de Maintenon į Monsieur le Maréchal De Villeroy’ both edited by Louisa M. Knightley; ‘Notice of the late Princess Lieven. By Ralph Sneyd, Esq.’; ‘The tombs of the Scaligers at Verona. Communicated b y Edward Cheyney, Esq.’, together with a poem on the same subject by Robert Henry Cheyney; and ‘Mrs. Harcourt’s diary of The court of King George III.’. The Society had at this date thirty-seven members.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. MISCELLANIES OF THE PHILOBIBLON SOCIETY. Vol.XV. London: Printed by Charles Whittingham and Co., 1877-1884. [1885]. F’cap 4to; half-title not called for; fly-titles to the separate parts; blank leaf at end of Coleridge’s letters, another at end of Greville papers; publisher’s brown net grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered, with short rule, gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut. A fine, unopened, copy.

GB £110.00

US $148.50


The final volume of the Miscellanies, consisting of nine separately printed items bound up together. Pp.10+18+18+26+xiv+114+viii+204+[120]+[26]+[24]+[8]. Printed over eight years on large, fine, hand-made paper, watermarked ‘Chiswick Press’, and here first issued as a volume. Much of the present volume is the work of Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton, including his transcription of ‘Bishop Cranmer’s Recantacyons’ (Latin text), but it includes also an unpublished portion of the Greville Memoirs, the first printing of some Sydney Smith letters, and, most importantly, the first printing of S.T. Coleridge’s extensive correspondence with the Rev. J.P. Estlin (v. Wise, 101), these last occupying some 117pp. Wise speaks of fifty copies only of the Coleridge letters as having been issued, but it is not clear whether he intends to convey that this was the total printing, or merely that it was the number of copies issued to members separately in wrappers before the bound volume had been prepared. According to the List of Members prefacing the latter, the Society had no more than thirty-five surviving members by the time it was sent out. It would appear, therefore, that the total edition is likely in either case to have been extremely small.
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LITERARY PERIODICAL. THE MONTH. August 1949. New Series Vol.2, No.2. 4pp. integral advertisements before title-page; pp.[vi]+[79] — 144; buff wrappers printed in black and red, the inside and back wrappers bearing advertisements. Nice copy.

GB £14.00

US $18.90


Includes a short story, ‘Compassion’, by Evelyn Waugh; ‘The Theatre of Paul Claudel’ by Robert Speight; ‘The Universality of Goethe’ by F.J. Stopp; ‘Francis Xavier goes to Japan’ by James Brodrick, etc.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File F: Literary Periodicals. All items first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. THE MONTHLY PACKET Of Evening readings For Members of the English Church. Edited by Charlotte M. Yonge, Author of ‘The Heir of Redclyffe.’ Third series. Volume IV. Parts XIX. TO XXIV. July — December, 1882 London: Walter Smith, (Late Mozley), 34, King Street, Covent Garden, 1882. Demy 8vo; pp.iv+600; contemporary half red roan, spine with four raised bands tooled gilt, lettered on, tooled blind on sides, bubble-grain cloth sides; edges sprinkled brown. Slight wear to head and tail of spine, but a nice copy.

GB £45.00

US $60.75


Includes a good deal of material by Charlotte Yonge: each month printing an episode in the series ‘Cameos from English History’, and one from the series ‘Stray Pearls’, as well ‘A conversation on Books’ and other editorial matter. The November number contains a contribution by ‘Lewis Carroll’ (‘Mischmasch’). Included also is a complete short novel, ‘Poverina’, translated from the French of Princess Olga Cantacuzčne; the first XVI chapters of a novel ‘A Loyal Mind’ [anonymous, but by Eleanor C. Price]; work by C.F. Gordon Cunning (‘Notes on California’, etc), Lucy Phillimore, Constance O’Brien, and a long short-story, ‘Fair of Face’, by Margaret Field. A scarce periodical today.
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