Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

DUFFY (Maureen). Change. Methuen, [11, New Fetter Lane,] 1987. Demy 8vo format, perfect bound; pp.224; bright lime green wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper and down spine in black; made up without end-papers. Small faint mark on half-title; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £31.00

US $41.85


A printed note on the front wrapper gives the proposed publication date as April 1987.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

DU MAURIER (Daphne). Mary Anne. A novel. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1954. Sm.cr.16mo; final page blank; pp.[380]; red cloth textured boards lettered gilt on spine. Slight fading of spine, but a nice copy.

GB £12.00

US $16.20



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

DU MAURIER (Daphne). Early stories. Todd, 132-134 Fleet Street, London, E.C.4, Sole British Distributors: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd, 182 High Holborn, London W.C.1, April 1955. Imp.16mo, wire stabbed; leaf bearing blurb on recto advertisement on verso precedes title-page; half-title not called for; numerous illustrations in text; two blanks at end; pp.[219]+[v]; yellow coated thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed on back cover in black, on front cover in scarlet and black, the spine unprinted; issued without end-papers. Corners of back wrapper a little creased; poor quality paper showing light marginal embrowning throughout; light foxing of blanks; otherwise a fine copy of a rare title.

GB £100.00

US $135.00


The probable earlier of two variant bindings, the other having the spine down-lettered in scarlet. Stories written between the years 1927 and 1930, and here first collected. A failed experiment in low-price book publishing, from a publisher of whom we have scarcely otherwise heard: published at 2/6d. ‘at a quarter or a fifth of the normal price — the reader has exactly the same contents but printed on cheaper paper and bound less permanently than is usual.’ — publisher’s advertisement on back cover. Not in the recently published check-list of Daphne du Maurier’s books.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

DUNN (Nell). Up the junction. With drawings by Susan Benson. London, Macgibbon & Kee, 1963. Double cr.16mo; blank before half-title, blank at end; numerous illustrations in text; pp.110+[ii]; dull blueish green fine cloth-textured boards, blocked and downlettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

GB £90.00

US $121.50


The author’s quite scarce first book, possibly printed short. Good impressionistic prose, later filmed. In this copy the following errata have been observed, probably as always: p.23, l.26, ‘though’ for ‘thought’; p.27, l.9, ‘cuddles’ for ‘huddles’
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

[DURRELL (Lawrence).]. Pope Joan. A romantic biography By Emmanuel Royidis Translated from the Greek By Lawrence Durrell. Derek Verschoyle, 1954. Lge.16mo; portrait frontispiece; maroon cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Faint marks on end-papers where sticky tape has been cleanly removed; light foxing of final leaf, and edges; otherwise a nice copy in the dust-wrapper.

GB £40.00

US $54.00



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

[DURRELL (Lawrence).]. Lawrence Durrell Talks to Osric Allen. No place, no date, no publisher, no printer [Privately Printed, York, May 27th 1970]. F’cap 4to, one gathering, wire-stitched; p.[1] cover title, p.[2] blank, pp.[3-7] text, p.[8] blank. Fine copy.

GB £50.00

US $67.50


The text of an interview with Durrell which appeared in the York University newspaper ‘Nouse’ on 28th May, 1970. About a dozen copies of the present pamphlet are said to have been run off for the use of the editors from the (re-formatted) standing type the day before the newspaper appeared. A slight thinning of the paper on the lowest quarter of the cover title is attributable to the printer having, in error, appended the imprint of the newspaper, which was then erased. An amusing interview, not without its point.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

[DURRELL (Lawrence).]. [Cover title:] Lawrence Durrell Talks to Osric Allen. Published by Peter Allen and Mary Byrne At The Rembrandt Press, 58, Ridge Road, Winchmore Hill, London, N.21 and 66 Longhouse Lane, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancs., N.D [1970]. F’cap 4to, one gathering, wire-stitched; p.[1] cover title, p.[2] blank, pp.[3-7] text, p.[8] blank. Fine copy.

GB £40.00

US $54.00


The text of an interview with Durrell which appeared in the York University newspaper ‘Nouse’ on 28th May, 1970. A handful of copies of the present pamphlet are said to have been run off privately with this imprint from the (re-formatted) standing type the day before the newspaper appeared. The second state of text, a few early copies having been run off in error with the imprint of the York University Press, which was then erased, leaving them without an imprint. An amusing interview, not without its point.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

DURRELL (Lawrence). Monsieur: or The Prince of Darkness. Faber and Faber, 1974. Double cr.16mo; mottled pale fawn boards lettered gilt, panelled black, on spine. Very slight spotting of fore-edges, but a virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper.

GB £29.00

US $39.15


The novel for which Durrell was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1974. The dust-wrapper is designed by David Gentleman.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ELIOT (T.S.). Homage to John Dryden: Three essays on poetry of the Seventeenth century. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf At the Hogarth Press, Tavistock Square, London, W.C.1, 1924. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.46+[ii]; cream card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black on front with a design by Vanessa Bell. Slight darkening to wrappers at edges; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £75.00

US $101.25


Issued as No.4 of ‘The Hogarth Essays’, first series. Woolmer, 43. One of about 2,000 copies.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ELIOT (T.S.). For Lancelot Andrewes: Essays on style and order. Faber & Gwyer, 1928. Blank before half-title; dark blue rough cloth , light brown paper spine label printed in black and blue; fore- and lower- edges uncut. A few minor faults, but a nice copy.

GB £80.00

US $108.00



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ELIOT (T.S.). Elizabethan Essays. London, Faber & Faber Limited, 24 Russell Square, 1934. Globe 8vo; pp.195+[i (blank)]; light sea-green cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. A fine copy.

GB £33.00

US $44.55


The second state, with the half-title page corrected to give the series number as ‘24’ instead of ‘21’ as in the first state. Issued as No.24 of The Faber Library. Gallup, A27, describing the corrected half-title as a cancel, which it has not been in any copy we have seen.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ELIOT (T.S.). Essays Ancient & modern. London, Faber and Faber Limited, 24 Russell Square, March 1936. Final blank; pp.190+[ii]; mottled sky-blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Barely noticeable marking of covers; otherwise a very nice copy in frayed and slightly rubbed dust-wrapper protected by a loose paper-backed clear-plastic chemise.

GB £85.00

US $114.75


Gallup, A31a.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ELIOT (T.S.). The classics And the man of letters. The Presidential Address delivered To the Classical Association On 15 April 1942. Oxford University Press, 1942. Roy.16mo, gathered in half sheets; first and final blanks, serving as pastedowns; pale blue yapped wrappers printed on sides in black; issued without free end-papers. Spine and edges of wrappers very slightly faded; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £50.00

US $67.50


Gallup, A41. This copy has the ‘t’ in ‘the’ in the sixth line of the title-page printed very faintly: in some copies it is printed more or less normally.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ELIOT (T.S.). What is a classic? An address delivered before The Virgil Society On the 16th of October 1944. Faber & Faber Limited, 24 Russell Square, London, 1945. Demy 8vo, printed in half sheets on blue-toned paper; blank before half-title; pp.32; horizontally mottled light sky blue fine weave cloth, lettered gilt down spine; lower-edges uncut; pale blue end-papers. Inscription on front end-paper; small mark on blank fore-corner of one leaf (apparently an original paper flaw); otherwise a very nice copy in a very slightly frayed dust-wrapper.

GB £15.00

US $20.25


First trade and first hardcover edition, preceded by an edition of 500 copies printed for The Virgil Society. Printed on paper watermarked ‘British Hand-made’. Gallup A45b
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ELIOT (T.S.). [Cover title:] Milton. Annual lecture on a master mind. Henriette Hertz Trust Of the British Academy, 1947. Price 2s. 6d. net. From the Proceedings of the British Academy. Volume XXXIII. London: Geoffrey Cumberledge, Amen House, E.C.4, N.D. [1947]. Roy.8vo; issued without prelims. or end-papers; 20pp., sewn as a single gathering into grey wrappers, cut flush, printed black outside and on inside front wrapper; a.e trimmed. Wrappers slightly embrowned at edges; nick in fore-edge of back wrapper; internally very nice.

GB £80.00

US $108.00


Probable second issue, a.e trimmed, and without yapped edges to the wrappers. Gallup, A49, noting no variants. One of 500 copies printed.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ELIOT (T.S.). Notes towards The Definition of Culture. Faber and Faber Limited, 1948. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; light sky blue silk weave cloth, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Cloth faded on spine and at extreme edges of covers; contemporary ownership inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £29.00

US $39.15



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ELIOT (T.S., O.M.). The Literature Of politics: A lecture delivered at a C.P.C. Literary Luncheon. With a Foreword by The Rt.Hon. Sir Anthony Eden, K.G., M.C., M.P. The Conservative Political Centre, June 1955. 24pp., sm.cr.8vo format, wire-stitched as a single gathering into white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in blue and black, the back wrapper bearing publisher’s advertisements; printed throughout in blue and black; colophon leaf at end; issued without end-papers. Slight foxing and marking of wrappers; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £75.00

US $101.25



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ELIOT (T.S.). George Herbert. Published for The British Council And the National Book League By Longmans, Green & Co., 1962. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; series title precedes inserted portrait frontispiece and specific title-page; pp.36; lime green laid paper wrappers, cut flush, printed both sides in dark leaf green; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

GB £29.00

US $39.15


Second issue, the front wrapper bearing a small white cancellation slip altering the price to ‘Three shillings and sixpence net’.
Ref: JRT109239



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ELIOT (T.S.). George Herbert. Published for The British Council And the National Book League By Longmans, Green & Co., 1962. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; series title precedes inserted portrait frontispiece and specific title-page; pp.36; lime green laid paper wrappers, cut flush, printed both sides in dark leaf green; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

GB £29.00

US $39.15


Third issue, the front wrapper bearing a small white cancellation slip altering the price to ‘Three shillings and sixpence net’, this being in turn altered in ink to 1/-.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ELLIS (Havelock). The Soul of Spain. London, Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd., 1908. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; photogravure frontispiece with tissue guard; acknowledgments leaf followed by blank at end; pp.[2]+[x]+420+[i]+[iii]; black coarse buckram, lettered gilt on spine. Very slight wear to cloth at extreme headband; lower margin of frontispiece damp-stained; otherwise a nice copy,

GB £28.00

US $37.80



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ELLIS (Havelock). Views and reviews: A Selection of Uncollected Articles 1884-1932. First Series: 1884-1919. Desmond Harmsworth, 44 Great Russell Street, London, 1932. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece; final blank; pale blue-green cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered silver on spine; t.e. grey; marbled end-papers. Some fading of spine and slight spotting of front cover; most of half-title neatly cut away, leaving a stub; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £14.00

US $18.90


Essays that “are not to be regarded as merely the sweepings of a literary workshop, for they are carefully selected from a larger mass of writings as having some kind of interest, either in relation to the time when they were written or in relation to to-day. They are so various in character that they could not easily be classified” — author’s Preface. ‘Women and Socialism’, ‘The Present Position of English Criticism’, ‘A Note on Paul Bourget’, ‘The Ancestry of Genius’, ‘The genius of Neitzsche’, ‘Browning’s Place in Literature’, ‘The Prophet Shaw’, ‘Another Prophet: H.G. Wells’, ‘The Biology of War,’ ‘Religion and Sex’, etc.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ENRIGHT (D.J.). The Apothecary’s Shop: Essays on literature. Secker & Warburg, 1957. Double extra cr.8vo; pp.236; light brown paper wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black. A few small corners turned, but a nice copy.

GB £80.00

US $108.00


Uncorrected Proof copy, extensively corrected in ms., by the author, the corrections being both substantive and literal. Essays on ‘Coriolanus’, Ben Jonson and Philip Massinger, ‘The Waste Land’, ‘The Cocktail Party’, Wilhelm Meister’, Thomas Mann, Virginia Woolf and Forster, Auden and Rilke, etc.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ENRIGHT (D.J.). Insufficient Poppy. A novel. 1960, Chatto & Windus, London. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.[208]; black fine-linen-textured boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper torn at tail of front spine fold with tissued repair to verso.

GB £28.00

US $37.80


One of two variant bindings, the book being seen also in otherwise similar green cloth-textured boards. Set in Bangkok, and, as the title implies, heavily concerned with opium.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ENRIGHT (D.J.). Conspirators And poets. 1966, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; pp.256; scarlet boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly marked dust-wrapper.

GB £29.00

US $39.15


Subtitled on the dust-wrapper ‘Reviews and Essays’: Cyril Connolly, Graves, Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, D.H. Lawrence, Herbert Read, C.P. Snow, Lawrence Durrell, Henry Miller, Mary McCarthy, John Updike, Philip Larkin, Cavafy, Thomas Mann, de Sade, etc.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ENRIGHT (D.J.). Shakespeare And The students. 1970, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; final blank; dull scarlet boards, lettered gilt across and down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

GB £17.00

US $22.95



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ENRIGHT (D.J.). Man is An onion: Reviews and Essays. 1972, Chatto & Windus. Demy 8vo; final blank; pale tangerine boards lettered gilt on spine. Near-fine copy in dust-wrapper.

GB £12.00

US $16.20


Essays on Graham Greene, Malcolm Lowry, Doris Lessing, Muriel Spark, Anthony Burgess, Truman Capote, Mann, Hesse, Nabokov, Stevie Smith, V.S. Naipaul, Aleister Crowley, etc., etc.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ERTZ (Susan). Now east, now west. Penguin Books Limited, London, 1937. Double sm.post 16mo; 8pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.248+a-h; white thin card wrappers, printed outside in orange and black; issued without end-papers. Poor quality paper uniformly embrowned; short marginal tear in first three leaves; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £10.00

US $13.50


Issued as Penguin No.106. The first Penguin edition of a novel orininally published in 1927.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ESHLEMAN (Clayton). On mules sent from Chavin: A Journal and Poems (1965-66). Galloping Dog Press, [32, The Promenade,] Swansea, U.K., 1977. Demy 8vo; advertisement leaf before title-page; half-title not called for; limitation leaf at end; pp.72; white glazed wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; issued without end-papers. Wrappers very slightly rubbed towards spine; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £12.00

US $16.20


One of an issue of 700 copies of a total edition limited to 726. The cover design is by Caryl Eshelman.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

[EVANS (Caradoc).]. In Memoriam by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. London: Philip Lee Warner, publisher to the Medici Society Ld., VII Grafton Street, W., 1914. Med.8vo in half-sheets; colophon leaf followed by integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+92+[ii]+[ii]; quarter buff fine linen lettered gilt up spine, light drab boards, lettered on the front board in gilt; t.e.g., others uncut. Nice copy.

GB £40.00

US $54.00


From the library of Desmond Flower, with his book-plate and pencilled signature on the front end-papers, and pencilled notes and scoring in his hand passim. Presentation copy from Caradoc Evans to Desmond with his ink presentatation inscription in Welsh on the half-title. One of an issue limited to 1,000 copies of a total printing of 1,012 made by Charles T. Jacobi at the Riccardi Press. The tenth title published in the series The Riccardi Press Booklets.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FANE (Julian). A Letter. John Murray, 1960. Blank before half-title, final blank; blue boards lettered and blocked gilt down spine. Fine copy in very slightly marked dust-wrapper.

GB £12.00

US $16.20


Includes a brief introduction by John Betjeman. The author’s second book.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FANE (Julian). A Letter. John Murray, 1960. Blank before half-title, final blank; blue boards lettered and blocked gilt down spine. Extreme edges of boards a trifle faded; otherwise a generally nice copy in slightly used dust-wrapper.

GB £10.00

US $13.50


Includes a brief introduction by John Betjeman. The author’s second book.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FANE (Julian). Gabriel Young: A novel in five parts. Fuller d’Arch Smith And St George’s Press, 1973. Extra cr.8vo; half-title not called for; limitation leaf with advertisements on verso precedes title-page; three blanks at end; pp.314+[vi]; full white elephant-hide lettered gilt on flat spine; t.e.g.; red and yellow head and tail bands; text-paper end-papers. Fine copy.

GB £45.00

US $60.75


One of an edition limited to only fifty-two numbered copies printed on Abbey Mills ‘Greenfield’ paper, this copy being numbered and signed by the author.
Ref: JRT117835



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FANE (Violet [i.e. Lady Currie, earlier Mrs. Singleton, née Mary Montgomerie Lamb]). Two moods of a man With other papers and Short stories. By Violet Fane Author of “The Edwin and Angelina Papers,” etc. etc. London, John C. Nimmo, 14 King William Street, Strand, 1901. Blank before half-title, final blank; pp.[2]+[vi]+269+[iii]; cobalt blue patterned-sand-grain cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Cloth of spine just a trifle darkened, and small mark on fore-edge of front cover; couple of fox-spots on prelims. and last two leaves; most of back end-paper excised; otherwise a nice copy of a very scarce title.

GB £360.00

US $486.00


Presentation copy inscribed on the front end-paper in the author’s holograph: ‘Dearest Molly / From her affct. / “Violet Fane” / July 1901.’ The author was the dedicatee of W.H. Mallock’s ‘New Republic’, where she appears also in the text as “Mrs. Sinclair, who has published a volume of poems, and is a sort of fashionable London Sappho.” Includes: ‘Two Moods of a Man’, ‘In Praise of Certain Booklists’, ‘The True Story of a Midnight Murder’, ‘A Romance of Kensington Gardens (A fin de siècle episode)’, ‘A Turkish “Young Pretender"’, ‘A Plea for the “Green-eyed Monster"’, and ‘The Ideal Country-house’. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff, who lists four others; BL, Cambridge, and NLS copies only on COPAC.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FARBER (Thomas). Hazards to The human Heart: Stories of the Here and Now. E.P. Dutton, New York, 1980. Double lge.post 16mo; title-page with art-nouveau decoration; two blanks at end; quarter black cloth, lettered copper down spine, charcoal boards. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

GB £12.00

US $16.20



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FARJEON (Eleanor). Golden Coney. Sm.cr.8vo; half-tone frontispiece; title-page printed in reddish brown and black; pp.93+[i (blank)]+[ii (second dedication leaf, blank on verso)]; bright pink cloth, blocked and lettered silver, lettered bright pink through silver, down spine. Slight foxing of edges and half-title, and neat inscription dated ‘May 1943’ on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

GB £25.00

US $33.75


A novel about cats. A light pencilled inscription on the dedication at the end records that the second dedicatee, Charles O’Malley, was Michael Joseph’s cat — as also was the first one, Minna-Minna-Mowbray. The owner of the volume had a cat from the same litter as Charles O’Malley. A very difficult war-time title, presumably printed short.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FARJEON (Eleanor). Ariadne and the Bull. Michael Joseph Ltd., 26 Bloomsbury Street, London, W.C.1, 1945. Double cr.16mo; light sand cloth blocked and lettered silver down spine. Fine copy.

GB £12.00

US $16.20



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FARNOL (Jeffery). The Broad highway: A romance of Kent. London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., 1910. Printers imprint leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.xi+[i (blank)]+493+[i (blank)]+[ii]; mottled grass-green rough buckram, ruled blind on sides, blocked, lettered, and with short rule, white, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; lower edges rough-trimmed. Some fading to cloth of spine; insignificant flexion crease to corner of back cover; otherwise a very nice copy of an uncommon early title.

GB £130.00

US $175.50


With the author’s signed holograph inscription on the front end-paper. Signed Farnol’s are seldom seen. Hubin, p.141, listing it as of undetermined status.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FARNOL (Jeffery). The Amateur gentleman: A romance. London, Sampson Low, Marston and Co. Ltd., 1913. Title-page a single inset leaf; pp.[ix ( paged as xi)]+[i (blank)]+599+[i (printer’s imprint)]; 16pp. publisher’s advertisements on text-paper at end; leaf green horizontal fine herring-bone grain cloth, ruled blind, blocked, lettered, and with short rule, white on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Cloth of spine faded almost imperceptibly; a little very light foxing, more or less confined to prelims., advertisement leaves, and edges; nonetheless a very nice copy.

GB £45.00

US $60.75


The correct first edition: later copies being in blue cloth, with black blocking and lettering. Farnol’s most lasting contribution to the field of historical adventure novels: the story of a young man who inherits a fortune and uses the money to instigate a number of intrigues. It became the basis of the 1920 silent film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Langhorn Burton and Madge Stuart as well as another silent version in 1926 directed by Sidney Olcott and starring Richard Barthelmess and Dorothy Dunbar. Most memorable, however, of the film adaptations of The Amateur Gentleman is the 1936 talkie directed by Thornton Freeland and starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Elissa Landi. Hubin, p.141, listing it as of undetermined status.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FARNOL (Jeffery). The chronicles Of the imp: A romance. Also An appreciation The author and his work By Clement K. Shorter. London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., 1915. Full-colour frontispiece and eight black and white plates by Edmund Blampied; 4pp. integral advertisements followed by 12pp. text-paper advertisements probably printed conjugate with signature ‘b’ (Contents and List of Illustrations leaves), and thus also integral; pp.xx+219+[i (printer’s imprint)]+[xvi]; crimson fine linen-grain cloth, blocked and lettered white on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Slight foxing to a few leaves, but a nice copy.

GB £30.00

US $40.50


Hubin, p.141, recording no American edition, and listing it as of undetermined status.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FARNOL (Jeffery). The Lonely road: A romance. London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., N.D. [1938]. Double cr.16mo; 8pp. publisher’s advertisements on text paper at end, headed ‘1938 Autumn fiction’ and including this title; deep reddish pink rough cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine, in standard style. Rubber stamp of Calcutta book-seller on front paste-down and inscription on front end-paper dated ‘Jan ’45’ (v. note); otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed and minutely chipped dust-wrapper. Scarce thus.

GB £35.00

US $47.25


The correct first printing in the correct first issue dust-wrapper, listing this title on the back panel as ‘The latest romance’. The inscription, which reads ‘To my Favourite Wife / Charles’, is in the hand of minor novelist Charles Jackson, who himself wrote romances, detective stories, and childrens fiction under a variety of names. He knew Farnol during the war, and was an admirer of his work. Hubin, p.141 listing this title as of undetermined status. It is set in the aftermath of the 1715 Jacobite rebellion, involving pursuit by the red-coats, “Romany folk, rustic highwaymen, and smugglers.” It is set in Sussex.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FARNOL (Jeffery). The ‘piping times’: A Sentimental Romance Of Those days when there was Less Heroism But More of everything else Than In these death-filled, deathless years Of Grace, Grief and Glory. London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., N.D. [1945]. Double cr.16mo; pp.vi+282; deep reddish pink rough cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine, in standard style. Fine copy in pictorial dust-wrapper by H.M. Brock, slightly frayed at head of spine.

GB £16.00

US $21.60


Printed under the ‘Book Production War Economy Standard’, a fact noticed on the verso of the title-page, which also bears printing information and the author’s dedication. The correct first printing in the first issue dust-wrapper, listing this title on the back panel as ‘The latest romance’. Hubin, p.141, listing it as of undetermined status.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FARNOL (Jeffrey). My Lord Of Wrybourne: Being An account of His further perils, Grief and joy. London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., 1948. Sm.double cr.16mo; pp.viii+280; scarlet cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine, in standard style. Slight foxing to first and last leaves and edges; bookplate on front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper preserved in a loose paper-backed clear plastic chemise.

GB £19.00

US $25.65




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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FARNOL (Jeffery). Waif of the river. Sampson Low, 25 Gilbert Street London W1, 1952. Double cr.16mo; pp.[x]+294; deep scarlet cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine, in standard style. Virtually fine copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper.

GB £16.00

US $21.60


Farnol’s last book, published a few months after his death. Hubin, p.141: a Sgt. Jasper Shrig story.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FARRELL (James T.). No star is Lost. Constable, 1939. Lge.post 8vo; black buckram, lettered silver on spine. Very nice copy in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper strengthened on verso.

GB £75.00

US $101.25


First English edition. Published in America in 1938. A Danny O’Neill novel.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FARRELL (James T.). My days of Anger. George Routledge & Sons Ltd., Broadway House: 68-74 Carter Lane, 1945. Double post 16mo; black buckram, lettered old cream up spine. A fine copy in minutely frayed dust-wrapper strengthened on verso.

GB £29.00

US $39.15


Printed on cream toned paper. A Danny O’Neill novel.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FARRELL (James T.). Bernard Clayre. George Routledge & Sons Ltd., Broadway House: 68-74 Carter Lane, 1948. Double post 16mo; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; green cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper with one minute chip.

GB £29.00

US $39.15




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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FARRELL (James T.). The girls at The Sphinx. A Panther Book, October, 1959. F’cap 8vo format apparently in twenties, perfect bound; pp.160; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in full colour; issued without end-papers. Slight creasing and marking of covers, but a nice copy.

GB £12.00

US $16.20


First English edition.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FARRELL (James T.). Lonely for the Future. W.H. Allen, 1966. Double cr.16mo; diagonally fine ribbed dark charcoal boards, blocked with publisher’s monogram device and lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

GB £14.00

US $18.90




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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FARRELL (James T.). A Brand New Life. Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York, 1968. Lge.12mo; two blanks at end; brown coarse buckram, lettered black across and down spine; cream headband; fore-edges uncut; end-papers coated caramel. Fine copy in nicked dust-wrapper.

GB £100.00

US $135.00


Presentation copy with the author’s signed holograph inscription on the front end-paper. The final novel in the ‘Silence of History’ tetralogy.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FAULKNER (William). The First Edition Society: Selected letters Of William Faulkner. Edited by Joseph Blotner. The Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, 1976. Med.8vo, printed throughout in puce and black; blank, limitation leaf, advertisement leaf, and half-title, full-colour portrait frontispiece, and two leaves printed on facing pages only with “A special message to The members of The First Edition Society” by Albert Erskine, precede title-page; Chronology, Geneology, and Index leaves, followed by two blanks at end; pp.[2]+[xiv]+594+[4]; buff rough cloth, ruled and lettered black on front cover, lettered black on spine; a.e.g.; puce and white head and tail bands; end-papers faced with orange-red watered silk; orange-red silk marker. Issued without a dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

GB £120.00

US $162.00


Of an undisclosed limited edition, this is one of a few copies specially bound for deposit and reference purposes: the front cover bearing the words ‘Record And reference Copy’ within a double thin ruled box, the same words appearing also (in four lines) between the title and imprint on the spine.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FEINSTEIN (Elaine). The Circle. [On verso of half-title:] New Authors Limited, Hutchinson of London, [On verso of title-page:] 1970. Double cr.16mo; blank before half/series title, blank at end; dull blue boards, lettered gilt on spine, and with ISBN gilt on back cover. Fine copy in dust-wrapper creased on front flap.

GB £29.00

US $39.15


The author’s first novel, preceded only by a translation, and a volume of verse. Issued as Number 63 in the New Authors series.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FEINSTEIN (Elaine). Children of the Rose. Hutchinson of London, 1975. Double cr.16mo; two blanks before half-title, blank at end, serving as end-papers; maroon boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Slight bruising of corners; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

GB £12.00

US $16.20


The author’s fourth novel.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FEINSTEIN (Elaine). The Survivors. Hutchinson, London Melbourne Sydney Auckland Johannesburg, 1982. Double demy 16mo, perfect bound; blank at end; pp.[317]+[iii]; mottled light caramel linen-textured boards, lettered silver down, and blocked with publisher’s name and device on, spine. Near fine copy in dust-wrapper.

GB £12.00

US $16.20



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FERBER (Edna). Giant. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1952. Double cr.16mo; red boards lettered gilt on spine. Slight, light foxing of prelims. and edges; otherwise a fine copy in foxed and slightly torn dust-wrapper, strengthened on verso.

GB £10.00

US $13.50


Filmed in 1956 starring James Dean: his last film. The English edition is far scarcer than the American one.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FIGES (Eva). The Tenancy. Sinclair-Stevenson, 1993. A5 format, perfect bound; pp.[iv]+167+[i (blank); pale blue wrappers, cut flush, printed black outside. Ink notes passim (v. note); otherwise a fine copy in oversized proof dust-wrapper, somewhat rubbed and creased.

GB £14.00

US $18.90


Uncorrected Book Proof. This copy has evidently been used in-house, and bears corrections and notes throughout; the blank leaf at the end carries extended comment on the text.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FITTS (Dudley). The Poetic Nuance. Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1958. Narrow cr.8vo, in half sheets; pp.32; vignette title-page design printed in marina green and black; pale grey boards printed in marina green and magenta; textured pale grey end-papers the front ones coated magenta, the back ones marina green. Fine copy in slightly frayed wax-paper dust-wrapper.

GB £12.00

US $16.20


One of an undisclosed number of copies privately printed for the friends of the author and his publishers as a New Year’s greeting.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FITZGERALD (Edward). Letters from Edward Fitzgerald To Bernard Quaritch 1853 to 1883. Edited by C. Quaritch Wrentmore. London: Bernard Quaritch Ltd., 11, Grafton Street New Bond Street, 1926. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; blank precedes half-tone portrait frontispiece printed in sepia, another precedes first letter; three plates printed in black and white, one facsimile from a letter, and one full-page illustration on text-paper (included in the pagination); pp.[2]+[x]+135+[i (printer’s imprint)]; black buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; text-paper end-papers. Cloth faded almost imperceptibly on spine and at top inch or so of front board; margins of plates lightly foxed; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

GB £140.00

US $189.00


Includes a few related letters from other correspondents, including Edward Clodd, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Justin Huntley McCarthy, William Simpson, W.Aldis Wright, etc., a poem by Edmmund Gosse and another by Justin Huntley McCarthy, and other material relating to the planting of the Omar Khayy m rose on Fitzgerald’s grave in 1893. CBEL, III, p.252. The Holmes letter is not listed by Blanck.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FITZ GIBBON (Constantine). The iron hoop. Cassell And Company Ltd., London, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington, 1950. Sm.cr.8vo; two blanks at end; pp. 220+[iv]; bright carmine cloth, ruled and lettered silver on spine. Fore-edges of last half-dozen leaves foxed; two leaves with small marginal blemishes due to an original paper or trimming rimming flaw; otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper preserved in a loose paper-backed clear-plastic chemise.

GB £100.00

US $135.00


The author’s scarce second novel. In this copy p.108, l.20, has the reading ‘or’ for ‘of’ at the end of the line: state or issue significance, if any, undetermined.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FITZ GIBBON (Constantine). The Holiday. A novel. Cassell & Co. Ltd, 1953. Sm.cr.8vo; light blue cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Two or three fox-spots on edges; otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

GB £55.00

US $74.25


Fitz Gibbon’s fourth book and third novel.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FITZ GIBBON (Constantine). The Blitz. With drawings by Henry Moore. Allan Wingate, October 1957. Demy 8vo; frontispiece in full colour, and seven plates in black and white; maroon boards, blocked with publisher’s device, lettered, and with ruled box, gilt, on spine; t.e. light red. Slight fading of top-edges; otherwise a very nice copy in frayed and slightly chipped Henry Moore dust-wrapper.

GB £70.00

US $94.50


Presentation copy, with the author’s holograph inscription, signed ‘Constantine’, on the front end-paper.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FITZ GIBBON (Constantine). Going To the River. Cassell, 1963. Extra.cr.8vo; final blank; pp.[viii]+277+[iii]; dull caramel cloth grain boards lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

GB £30.00

US $40.50


Variant binding, of undetermined status.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FITZ GIBBON (Constantine). Going To the River. Cassell, 1963. Extra cr.8vo; final blank; pp.[viii]+277+[iii]; rich brown cloth grain boards lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy in slightly nicked dust-wrapper.

GB £27.00

US $36.45


Variant binding, of undetermined status.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FLOWER (Desmond). A Thousand years of French books: Catalogue of an Exhibition of Manuscripts, First Editions and Bindings, Arranged by Desmond Flower for the National Book League. 1948, Cambridge University Press. Double demy 16mo; half-title not called for; vignette on title-page; large folding table inserted between pp.66/67; pp.132; cream card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black and blue, on back wrapper in black; issued without end-papers. Spine slightly chipped and front wrapper a little torn; internally a nice copy.

GB £14.00

US $18.90


Desmond Flower’s copy, with his ownership signature on the upper margin of the front wrapper.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FLOWER (Desmond). [Cover title:] The Book Illustrations of E. McKnight Kauffer. Reprinted from The Penrose Annual Volume 50 1956 (pp.35-40). F’cap folio format, six single leaves printed on one side only and paged 35 — 40, two facsimiles in text, and two double-sided plates printed in colours; enclosed in large fawn-coloured card wrappers, printed in black on front panel. Fine copy.

GB £90.00

US $121.50


Off-print. The author’s own copy, with his ink ownership signature and pencilled note on the front wrapper, and with two holograph notes in ink in the text, giving further information about statements made.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

[FLOWER (Desmond).]. [Cover title:] John Walter Flower, M.B.E., 1857 — 1941. Notes on the firm by Joan Brocklebank With memories of J.W. Flower by his grandson Desmond Flower. [On inside front cover:] Published by Joan Brocklebank. 6 Jubilee Court, Colliton Street, Dorchester. Printed by Skittles Workshop, Gillingham, Dorset, 1982. One gathering sq.8vo, art paper, illustrated throughout in full-colour and in black and white, wire-stitched; pp.[iv]+11+[i] (including covers). Virtually fine copy.

GB £50.00

US $67.50


Desmond Flower’s copy, without overt signs of ownership, but purchased from his library and with a ms. correction in his hand. Desmond Flower provided about a third of the text.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FLOWER (Desmond). [Quarto ring file labelled in Flower’s holograph on back:] Articles on Spain [and containing sheets of eighteen articles, mostly on bullfighting, contributed to a periodical (apparently the journal of the Anglo-Spanish Society) between 1981 and 1988, together with one set of proof sheets, and the original holograph mss. of two further articles].

GB £140.00

US $189.00


The articles on bull-fighting amount to about 20,000 words, and there are in addition some 10,000 words or so on other themes (Pelota, etc.). Proofing corrections and one or two holograph alterations have been made to the published text throughout, apparently with a view to possible re-publication in book form. This appears not to have occurred.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

[FORD, earlier] HUEFFER (Ford Madox). The Pinafore Library: Christina’s fairy Book. By Ford Madox Hueffer. London: Alston Rivers, Ltd., N.D. [1906]. Post 16mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; hand-coloured presentation leaf (unused) with series advertisements on verso precedes illustrated title-page printed in red and black; 3pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[77]+[iii]; quarter blue rough buckram, cut flush, ledger-style, glazed printed paper boards, the front board printed pictorially in green, brown, drab, and black, the back board printed pictorially in blue, grey, pale brown, and green; end-papers printed pictorially in blue, the front and back end-papers bearing different designs, the back end-papers hand-coloured (v. note); rounded die-cut edges. Paper covering of boards chipped a little at corners, and covers generally a trifle rubbed; two or three scattered fox-spots internally, and slight cracking or scuffing of end-papers at hinges; a very good copy, nonetheless of a rare book that is almost unknown in commerce, as here, in its original binding.

GB £950.00

US $1,282.50


Issued as the first volume of ‘The Pinafore Library’, the advertisement leaf recording the other volumes as ‘The Travelling Companions’ by Lady Margaret Sackville; ‘Highways and Byways in Fairyland’ by Arthur Ransome; ‘The Fairy Doll’ by Netta Syrett; and ‘Who’s Who in Fairyland’ by Anne Pyne. Arguably Ford’s scarcest book, of which the bibliographer had never seen a copy, and no copy has been recorded at auction for well over the past thirty years. COPAC records copies only at the British Library, Oxford, Cambridge, and (possibly) the National Library of Scotland; whilst OCLC shows none in America, although Princeton has a copy added after the Naumburg collection check-list was published in the Princeton University Library Chronicle. The hand-colouring of the presentation leaf and back end-papers here has been very carefully and artistically done, but is presumably the work of a child.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

[FORD earlier] HUEFFER (Ford Madox). Ladies Whose bright eyes: A romance. London, Constable & Co. Ltd., 1911. Blank before half-title; two leaves integral advertisements followed by four leaves of advertisements on text-paper, signed ‘*’, probably printed conjugate with the prelims, and hence integral also, at end; pp.[viii]+363+[i (blank)]+[iv]+[viii]; rich brown fine beaded-linen-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Gilt rules somewhat rubbed at head and tail of spine and barely visible restorations to cloth at two corners of spine; slight foxing of prelims.; in general, however, a nice copy.

GB £130.00

US $175.50



Ref: JRT109383



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FORD (Ford Madox [earlier, HUEFFER]). A man could Stand up — A Novel. Duckworth, 3 Henrietta Street, London, W.C.2, 1926. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; pp.[x]+275+[iii]; moss green fine linen textured cloth, ruled blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Barely visible restoration to cloth of spine; light foxing of prelims.; otherwise, and in general effect, a very nice copy.

GB £70.00

US $94.50


The third volume of the Tietjens tetralogy.
Ref: JRT109394



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FORD (Ford Madox [earlier, HUEFFER]). New York is not America. Duckworth, 1927. Light green cloth, lettered black on spine. Spine and edges of covers faded; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £40.00

US $54.00


The secondary binding: light green cloth lettered in black.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FORESTER (C.S.). The gun: A novel. London, John Lane the Bodley Head Ltd., 1933. Double cr.16mo; blank before half-title; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+290+[vi]; dark red rough buckram, lettered scarlet on front cover, blocked with publisher’s device and lettered scarlet on spine; t.e. brick red; end-papers printed with map. Slight foxing of first few leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £170.00

US $229.50



Ref: JRT109409



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FORESTER (C.S.). The Captain from Connecticut. Michael Joseph Ltd., 26, Bloomsbury Street, 1941. Pp.324; pale brown fine linen effect buckram, blocked and lettered blue, lettered pale brown through blue, on spine; pale buff end-papers. Light foxing of end-papers; otherwise a virtually fine copy in torn and frayed but essentially complete dust-wrapper protected by a loose clear-plastic chemise.

GB £65.00

US $87.75


In this copy there is a risen quad after the last word on p.317 not present in later printings.
Ref: JRT109414



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FORESTER (C.S.). The Ship. Michael Joseph Ltd., 26 Bloomsbury Street, 1943. Sm.double cr.16mo; dull brown cloth, blocked and lettered silver, lettered dull brown through silver, down spine; t.e. light brown; pale buff end-papers. Neat inscription, dated ‘May, 43’, on front end-paper; otherwise very nice.

GB £17.00

US $22.95



Ref: JRT109416



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FORESTER (C.S.). The Ship. S.J. Reginald Saunders, Publisher, Toronto, 1943. Short demy 8vo; purple dotted-linen-grain cloth, blocked gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. A nice copy.

GB £14.00

US $18.90


Published June 1943. Printed and bound in Canada.
Ref: JRT109417



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FORESTER (C.S.). The Sky And The Forest. Michael Joseph, 1948. Double cr.16mo; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; brown Sundour cloth, blocked and lettered silver on spine; t.e. light brown. Inscription on front paste-down; otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

GB £14.00

US $18.90


The lettering on the spine of the dust-wrapper is printed in orange-red and yellow, and the ‘S’ in ‘FOREST’ is undamaged. We believe this to be the second issue. The text is in the second state, with the full stop lacking at the end of the last line on p.210.
Ref: JRT109425



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FORESTER (C.S.). Hornblower And the Atropos. Michael Joseph, 1953. Double cr.16mo; final blank; teak brown cloth, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher’s device gilt on spine. Gilt dull on spine; small mark on back end-papers; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £12.00

US $16.20



Ref: JRT109431



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FORESTER (C.S.). The Good Shepherd. Michael Joseph, 1955. Lge.double cr.16mo; black cloth, blocked with publisher’s device and lettered pale blue, ruled and lettered white, on spine; white end-papers printed pictorially in red, black, and grey. Nice copy in frayed and internally strengthened dust-wrapper.

GB £12.00

US $16.20



Ref: JRT109435



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FORESTER (C.S.). Hunting The Bismarck. Michael Joseph, 1959. Demy 8vo; numerous maps on text-paper; final blank; dark blue boards, blocked with publisher’s device and lettered, white, down spine. A fine copy in a frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

GB £29.00

US $39.15


An oddly elusive title.
Ref: JRT109438



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FORESTER (C.S.). Hornblower And the Crisis: An unfinished novel. London, Michael Joseph, 1967. Extra double cr.16mo; pp.[175]+[i (blank)]; electric blue cloth-textured boards lettered, ruled, and blocked with publisher’s device, gilt, on spine. Nice copy in dust-wrapper.

GB £31.00

US $41.85


Forester’s last, unfinished novel, together with two Hornblower short stories here first collected. A difficult title, probably because unfinished posthumous novels tend to sell badly.
Ref: JRT109441



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FORMAN (Justus Miles). Bianca’s daughter. By Justus Miles Forman Author of “The Garden of Lies,” “The Quest,” etc. Ward Lock & Co., Limited, London, Melbourne and Toronto, 1910. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard and fifteen plates by Maurice Greiffenhagen; first leaf of final gathering a single inset; 16pp. publisher’s advertisements at end, on text-paper; pp.317+[i (blank)]+16; black smooth cloth, blocked blind and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, with full-colour lithographic onlay on front cover recessed in blind-pressed panel. A little scattered light foxing; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £36.00

US $48.60


There is no list of illustrations but they are marked for pp.12, 20, 32, 38, 56, 63, 92, 118, 142, 176, 214, 226, 268, 294, and 300, and bound-in at those openings.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FORMAN (Justus Miles). The Harvest Moon. By Justus Miles Forman Author of “The Garden of Lies,” “The Quest,” “Bianca’s Daughter,” etc. Ward Lock & Co., Limited, London, Melbourne and Toronto, 1913. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard and seven plates by Maurice Greiffenhagen; 16pp. integral advertisements at end, continuing the signatures; pp.304+16; black smooth cloth, blocked blind and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, with full-colour lithographic onlay on front cover recessed in blind-pressed panel. A very little scattered light foxing; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £36.00

US $48.60


There is no list of illustrations but they are marked for pp.29 [32], 41 [48], 63 [64], 70 [80], 129 [128], 181 [176], and 262 [256], and bound-in at the pages shown in brackets. A bloody adventure story set in the South Seas, involving an ill-omened jewel reputed to have magic powers, ‘The Harvest Moon’.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FORSTER (E.M.). The story of The siren. Printed by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, Paradise Road, Richmond, [Surrey,] 1920. One gathering, med.8vo, wire stabbed; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; advertisement leaf at end; large blue and white marbled paper self-wrappers over plain cream laid-paper wrappers, white paper label printed in black and gold on front cover of self-wrapper; issued without end-papers. Self-wrappers a little chipped at top- and lower- edges towards spine, worn on spine, and a little frayed and faded; otherwise in general nice.

GB £670.00

US $904.50


Kirkpatrick, A6; Woolmer, 9: the label is in the first of the three states that he records. A very delicate book, inadequately stabbed with a single staple. The type was set by hand, by Virginia Woolf.
Ref: JRT109448



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FORSTER (E.M.). A passage to India. London, Edward Arnold & Co., 1924. (All rights reserved). Half-title not called for; 3pp. integral advertisements at end; vertically ribbed dark red cloth lettered black on spine and front cover. Prelims., last few leaves, and edges foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £240.00

US $324.00


Kirkpatrick, A10a; Connolly, Modern Movement, 45.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FORSTER (E.M.). Anonymity: An Enquiry. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1925. Demy 8vo, gathered in half sheets; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; pp.[iv]+23+[v]; very pale green boards, cut flush, printed in black on front board with a design by Vanessa Bell. Paper of backstrip chipped a little at head and tail of spine; small chip in paper covering of back board made good with matching paper; very slight wear to corners; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £110.00

US $148.50


Kirkpatrick, A11; Woolmer, 61. Variant issues are also seen, in green or cream wrappers printed as here, or in cream paper boards without the Vanessa Bell design. The present binding is probably the first, as copies have been seen with a Christmas inscription, December 1925 being the month of issue. Altogether, 2,000 copies were printed. Issued as No.12 of The Hogarth Essays. To be perfectly accurate, the front pastedown is not in the present copy in fact a blank: it is printed on the recto with the words LEFT PASTE DOWN, these being visible as they faintly shadow through!
Ref: JRT109455



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FORSTER (E.M.). Anonymity: An Enquiry. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1925. Demy 8vo, gathered in half sheets; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; pp.[iv]+23+[v]; very pale green boards, cut flush, printed in black on front board with a design by Vanessa Bell. Paper of backstrip defective; front board detached and both boards worn at corners and embrowned at edges; internally a nice copy. As a reading or working copy.

GB £12.00

US $16.20


Kirkpatrick, A11; Woolmer, 61. Variant issues are also seen, in green or cream wrappers printed as here, or in cream paper boards without the Vanessa Bell design. The present binding is probably the first, as copies have been seen with a Christmas inscription, December 1925 being the month of issue. Altogether, 2,000 copies were printed. Issued as No.12 of ‘The Hogarth Essays’, first series. To be perfectly accurate, the front pastedown is not in the present copy in fact a blank: it is printed on the recto with the words LEFT PASTE DOWN, these being visible as they faintly shadow through!
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FORSTER (E.M.). The Eternal Moment And other stories. Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., Museum Street, London, W.C. 1928. Sq.cr.8vo; dark dull red rough buckram, flat spine, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Spine and top-edges of covers faded, and very slight wear to cloth at head of spine; internally a fine copy.

GB £31.00

US $41.85


Kirkpatrick, A13a. The first binding. Includes Forster’s long SF story ‘The Machine Stops’.
Ref: JRT109457



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FORSTER (E.M.). A letter to Madan Blanchard. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London, W.C.1, 1931. 28pp., sewn as a single gathering into pale buff wrappers, cut flush, printed on front in blue and black; one illustration in text; pp.27+[i (blank)]; issued without end-papers. Very slight dusting of wrappers, and some foxing to text; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £19.00

US $25.65


Issued as No.1 of ‘The Hogarth Letters’ series. Kirkpatrick, A14a; Woolmer, 254: the separate issue, and one of 4,500 copies thus, a further 500 copies being bound up later as part of the collected edition of ‘The Hogarth Letters’.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

[FORSTER (E.M.).]. The banned books Of England By Alec Craig With a Foreword By E.M. Forster. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1937. Blank before half-title; pp.[208]; grey cloth lettered gilt on spine; t.e. grey. Fine copy in torn, but complete, dust-wrapper.

GB £90.00

US $121.50


In this copy, Henry Miller’s name is mis-spelled wherever it appears. The first binding, later copies being in a blue-grey cloth, with top-edges plain.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FORSTER (E.M.). What I believe. The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London, W.C.1, 1939. One gathering, 12mo, sewn into light green linen-textured paper wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in red; final leaf blank apart from printer’s imprint on verso; pp.22+[ii]; issued without end-papers. Very light uniform embrowning throughout, but much less than usual; owner’s name and date ‘1939’ on upper corner of front wrapper; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £19.00

US $25.65


Printed on a poor quality wood-pulp paper resembling newsprint, this title rarely survives entirely unbrowned. In this case the embrowning is only very slight. Issued as Number One of the series ‘Hogarth Sixpenny Pamphlets’. Kirkpatrick, A20; Woolmer, 445: 5,000 copies were printed.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FORSTER (E.M.). Nordic twilight. London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1940. One gathering sm.double cr.16mo; half-title not called for; orange thin card wrappers, printed outside in blue. Wrappers very slightly dusty; owner’s initials on upper margin of title-page; two or three leaves lightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £31.00

US $41.85


An interesting essay on the nature and relevance of culture, with particular reference to contemporary experiences Europe wide. Issued as No.3 in the series ‘Macmillan War Pamphlets. In this copy the ‘i’ of ‘is’ in l.24 on p.28 is in the wrong font, and the first word projects beyond the left margin. State or issue relevance, if any, undetermined.
Ref: JRT109463



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FORSTER (E.M.). The development of English prose between 1918 and 1939: The fifth W.P. Ker Memorial Lecture delivered In the University of Glasgow 27th April, 1944. Glasgow: Jackson, Son & Company, Publishers to the university, 1945. A single gathering lge.12mo, wire stitched into brown wrappers, cut flush; issued without end-papers. A generally nice copy.

GB £40.00

US $54.00


Issued as Glasgow University Publication LXIII. Kirkpatrick, A25. One thousand copies were printed.
Ref: JRT109466



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FORSTER (Margaret). Private papers. Chatto & Windus, London, 1986. Double demy 16mo; two blanks at end serving as end-papers; pp.[vi]+214+[iv]; deep lime green cloth-textured boards, lettered gilt down and on spine. Poor quality paper very lightly embrowned; otherwise a fine copy in the dust-wrapper.

GB £12.00

US $16.20



Ref: JRT109476



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FOWLER (Ellen Thorneycroft). Fuel of fire. With Eight Illustrations by Fred. Pegram. London: Hodder and Stoughton 27, Paternoster Row 1902. Wood-engraved frontispiece and seven plates; title-page printed in red and black; pp.viii+336; mottled deep red rough buckram, blocked and lettered black on front cover, ruled, embossed, and lettered gilt on spine. Front free end-paper lacking; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £27.00

US $36.45


Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.84, 116, 166, 178, 226, 232, and 314, and are here so tipped in.
Ref: JRT109478



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FOWLER (Ellen Thorneycroft). Fuel of fire. With Eight Illustrations by Fred. Pegram. London: Hodder and Stoughton 27, Paternoster Row 1902. Wood-engraved frontispiece and seven plates; title-page printed in red and black; pp.viii+336; deep red fine diaper cloth, ruled, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. A nice copy.

GB £12.00

US $16.20


Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.84, 116, 166, 178, 226, 232, and 314, and are here so tipped in. A curious remainder binding, resembling a library re-bind, but the casing is evidently that of an edition binder, and there is no evidence that it has been re-sewn.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FOWLES (John). Daniel Martin. Jonathan Cape, 1977. Double cr.16mo; brown boards blocked and lettered gilt on spine; grey end-papers; t.e. grey. Slight bruising of corners; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

GB £160.00

US $216.00


Signed by the author on the title-page.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FOWLES (John). [Cover title:] NT Study notes Written by John Fowles: Lorenzaccio By Alfred de Musset, translated and adapted by John Fowles. [On inside flap and drop heading of first leaf:] National Theatre, N.D. [1985]. Nine A4 leaves of pale blue paper, printed on one side only, loosely laid in to a white card folder printed in dull purplish blue, the front cover bearing a design by Richard Bird. Fine copy.

GB £75.00

US $101.25


One of an edition of about 600 copies produced by the National Theatre’s Education Department, primarily for the use of schools.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

[FOWLES (John).]. The Floating Brothel. The extraordinary true story of an Eighteenth-century ship and its cargo Of female convicts. [By] Siân Rees. Headline, 2001. Lge.12mo, perfect bound; four double-sided half-tone plates on supercalendared paper; pp.[viii]+248; cerise cloth-textured boards, downlettered, lettered, and with publisher’s initial device, gilt on spine; cream end-papers printed with half-tone illustration in dark brown. Ink and pencil scoring on about twenty-five pages, and pencilled comment on front end-paper (v. note); otherwise a fine copy.

GB £65.00

US $87.75


From the library of John Fowles, with his emblematic bookplate tipped onto the half-title page. The scoring and note are his.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FRANKEL (Zygmunt). The canonization Of Shlomo Solomon: A short story. Etcetera Editions [on verso of title:] 1987, 4 Nathan Street, Ramat-Gan 52450, Israel. Pott 8vo, one gathering, wire-stitched into large textured grey thick paper wrappers, printed on front wrapper in black and silver; half-title not called for; final page blank; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Fine copy.

GB £12.00

US $16.20


Signed by the author on the title-page. One of an edition limited to 500 copies, though this is nowhere stated on the booklet (information from publisher). The first separate edition of a story first printed in the December 1988/January 1989 issue of the London Magazine.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

[FRY (Roger).]. The nature of Beauty in art And literature By Charles Mauron. Translation and Preface By Roger Fry. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London, W.C.1, 1927. F’cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf followed by three blanks at end, the last serving as paste-down; light green boards printed in black on sides and up spine. Spine and edges of covers faded; paper covering of spine very slightly chipped at head and tail; very light foxing to end-papers and edges, slight also on prelims. and final leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £27.00

US $36.45


Issued as No.VI of ‘The Hogarth Essays, Second Series’. Woolmer, 131: 1,000 copies were printed, of which 250 were lated pulped.
Ref: JRT109505



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FRY (Roger). Flemish art: A Critical survey. Chatto and Windus, 1927. Double cr.4to; half-tone frontispiece and twenty-three plates; pp.viii+[56]; quarter cream and brown mixed-weave cloth, cream boards, the front board printed in brown with a design by the author. Boards foxed, text slightly so; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £90.00

US $121.50



Ref: JRT109506



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FULLER (John). Tell it me again. Chatto & Windus, London, 1988. Double demy 16mo; two inserted leaves of thicker paper and text-paper blank precede half-title (v. note); pp.[iv]+[vi]+202; quarter light and dark brown vertically streaked cloth, ruled gilt on sides, blocked and lettered within ruled boxes, gilt, on spine, Cockerel paper sides; brown and white head and tail bands. Fine copy in original unprinted wax-paper dust-wrapper.

GB £24.00

US $32.40


One of an issue limited to only 150 numbered copies, signed by the author. Published by London Limited Editions, the two extra leaves at the front being their added title-page, and the limitation leaf.
ISBN 0-7011-3288-4
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FULLER (John). Look Twice: An Entertainment. Chatto & Windus, London, 1991. Double med.16mo, notch bound; pp.255+[i (blank)]; black boards lettered gilt down and on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

GB £17.00

US $22.95



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FULLER (Roy). The Carnal Island. Andre Deutsch, 1970. Double cr.16mo; final blank; black boards, blocked with publisher’s device and lettered silver down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

GB £14.00

US $18.90


Second issue, with the publisher’s sticker on the front flap of the dust-wrapper increasing the price to £2.95.
Ref: JRT109510



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FULLER (Roy). Twelfth Night. A personal view. The Tragara Press, Edinburgh, 1985. Med.8vo gathered in sixes; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; limitation leaf, verso blank, follows last leaf of text; pp.[iv]+25+[v]; large pale green textured card wrappers printed in black on front panel, folded over outer blanks; fore-edges uncut. Fine copy.

GB £65.00

US $87.75


One of 110 copies of a total edition limited to 135 numbered copies.
Ref: JRT109511



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS MODERN FIRSTS CATALOGUE, File J: Twentieth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

FULLER (Roy). Stares. Sinclair-Stevenson, 1990. Double demy 16mo format, perfect bound; pp.[vi]+202; deep green fine cloth-textured boards blocked and down-lettered gilt on spine; lime-green and white head- and tail- bands; end-papers printed with publisher’s device pattern in deep green. Virtually fine copy in dust-wrapper.

GB £14.00

US $18.90


The author’s first novel for twenty years.
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