Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

JENNINGS (Elizabeth). Recoveries: Poems. Andre Deutsch, 1964. Demy 8vo; pp.63+[i (blank)]; blue beaded-linen-grain boards, blocked, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, down flat spine. Inscription dated Christmas 1964 on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in price-clipped dust-wrapper.

GB £28.00

US $34.72



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

JOHNSON (Harrold). The road-makers And other poems. [By] Harrold Johnson 1889-1903. Watts & Co., 17, Johnson’s Court, Fleet Street, London, E.C., 1903. Last leaf bearing printer’s imprint on recto, verso blank; pp.134+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed green cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others rough trimmed. Front end-paper lacking; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £16.00

US $19.84


The last line in the book in this copy has been heavily corrected in ms. in an unknown hand. Poems largely inspired by paintings. The verso of the half-title bears a printed extract from a letter from G.F. Watts, R.A. to the author: “I have had many literary and poetical translations of my pictures sent to me from time to time, but I may say that none have seemed to me so much in keeping with the work as your ‘House of Life.’ I greatly like the ring of the old Celtic poetry.” Watts’s interest may explain the publishers, who are not known for verse.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

JOHNSON (Lionel). Some poems Of Lionel Johnson Newly selected With an introduction By Louise Imogen Guiney. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1912. Roy.16mo; pp.[80]; large grey thick paper wrappers, printed in black; fore- and lower- edges uncut; issued without end-papers. Very slight foxing, more or less confined to edges; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £130.00

US $161.20


Nelson, 1912.6; Colbeck, I:433; MBP IV, 1084; Blanck, 6765. Issued as No.34 [bis] of the ‘Vigo Cabinet Series’ (replacing an earlier title with that number). Guiney’s introduction occupies pp.7-23.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

JOHNSON (Lionel). Poetical works of Lionel Johnson. London: Elkin Mathews, Cork Street 1915. Leaf blank but for signature mark ‘A’ precedes half-title; collotype portrait frontispiece, and two plates, from photographs, with printed thin paper guards; wood-cut vignette on title; pp.[2]+[xxii]+320; bevelled dull green fine rough buckram, lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Restoration to cloth of back joint, and gilt dull; one pair of leaves roughly opened with chipping of blank fore-margins; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £130.00

US $161.20


Nelson, 1915.22. The English first issue, containing the suppressed Preface by Ezra Pound. Fifteen hundred sets of sheets were printed, of which 900 were exported to America, where they were issued by Macmillan. Due to objections to Pound’s Preface, the entire American issue was supplied without it — and it appears also to have been suppressed in all but the earliest-bound copies of the English issue (v. Pound’s letter to Ifan Kyrle Fletcher, quoted by Nelson, p.156). These will probably have comprised fifty or so copies for presentation and review, as well as sufficient copies to meet advance orders and to leave the publisher with a small working stock: possibly about two hundred copies in all. Both of the English issues of the book are now scarce. Printed on Abbey Mills ‘Greenfield’ paper at the Chiswick Press.
Ref: LRT115106


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

JOHNSON (Peter). [Cover title:] New Poems. London, 1981 [Colophon:] Printed by the John Roberts Press. One sheet of hand-made paper, printed and folded to med.8vo format, un-sewn, uncut; half-title not called for; colophon at end. Fine copy.

GB £12.00

US $14.88


Presentation copy, with the author’s signed holograph inscription to John [Heath-Stubbs] beneath the colophon.
Ref: LRT115107


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

JONES (Brian). Poems & A family album. London Magazine Editions London 1972. Sq.8vo; final blank; pp.93+[iii]; whitey-grey linen-textured boards downlettered and blocked with publisher’s initials device gilt on spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper slightly embrowned on flaps.

GB £17.00

US $21.08


The first combined and first hardcover edition, the poet’s first volume ‘Poems’ having appeared in paperback in 1966, and his second, ‘A Family Album’ in 1968.
Ref: LRT115108


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

JONES (Henry Arthur). The divine gift: A play in three acts. London, Duckworth and Co., Henrietta St. Covent Garden, 1913. Sm.cr.8vo; fine photogravure portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; printer’s imprint leaf (blank on verso), followed by publisher’s inserted 20pp. catalogue at end; pp.178+[ii]; dark blue fine diaper cloth, blocked with publisher’s motto device blind on back cover, ruled blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Very slight marking to covers, but a fine, bright, copy, nonetheless.

GB £24.00

US $29.76


Advance copy, with the publisher’s stamp on the title-page giving the date of publication as ‘24 JUN 1913’ and the price as ‘3/6 net’.
Ref: LRT115112


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

JONES (Henry Arthur). The divine gift: A play in three acts. London, Duckworth and Co., Henrietta St. Covent Garden, 1913. Sm.cr.8vo; fine photogravure portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; printer’s imprint leaf (blank on verso), followed by publisher’s inserted 20pp. catalogue at end; pp.178+[ii]; dark blue fine diaper cloth, blocked with publisher’s motto device blind on back cover, ruled blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Front end-paper lacking; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40



Ref: LRT118348


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

JORIS (Pierre). Tracing. Arc Publications, [on verso of title:] 17 Pudsey Road, Cornholme, Todmorden, Lancs., 1982. One gathering double demy 16mo, wire-stitched into unprinted pale brown card wrappers; cream laid free end-papers; issued without paste-downs. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

GB £12.00

US $14.88


Presentation copy, with the author’s facetious fifteen word signed holograph inscription on the front end-paper.
Ref: LRT115114


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

KAYE-SMITH (Sheila). Saints in Sussex. Cassell & Company, Ltd.,1926. Quarter vellum, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine, blue muslin grain cloth sides; t.e.g., fore- and lower- edges uncut. Covers a little marked, and gilt largely rubbed from spine; otherwise a fine unopened copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


First trade edition, preceded by a signed edition on hand-made paper, limited to 250 copies, issued by Elkin Mathews in 1923.
Ref: LRT115123


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

KEATS (John). Hyperion. A facsimile of Keats’s autograph manuscript With a Transliteration of the Manuscript of The Fall of Hyperion: A dream. With introductions And notes by Ernest de Sélincourt. Oxford At the Clarendon Press, 1905. Roy.fo. in fours; half-title not called for; limitation notice on verso of title leaf; printer’s imprint leaf, blank on recto, at end; twenty-seven leaves of photogravure plates, six being double-sided, foliated in the ms. on rectos; pp.[1] — 20+[1] — 27 (facsimile of ms.)+21 — 50+[ii]. Disbound, but sewing sound; a fine copy.

GB £280.00

US $347.20


One of an edition limited to 225 numbered copies, this being No.18. The first publication of this text, which, in the words of de Sélincourt, “is rendered particularly valuable by the numerous cancelled passages it contains, which give us a glimpse at the poem in an earlier stage than had before been known.” Nine copies on COPAC; NCBEL, 3:346.
Ref: LRT118876


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

KEIGWIN (R.P.). Lanyard Lyrics. Illustrated by P.L. Butt, R.N. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd. Portsmouth: W.H. Barrell, Ltd., 114 & 115 High Street, N.D. [1913]. F’cap 4to; numerous half-tone illustrations in text; printer’s imprint on last page; pp.103+[i]; sea-green moiré cloth (giving an effect like small waves), blocked and lettered white on front cover, lettered white up spine; green end-papers. Enamel on spine very darkened, that on front cover slightly so; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £12.00

US $14.88


"Practically all these verses are connected in some way with the R.N. College, Osborne, and are not expected to appeal to the general public.” — author’s Note. Some are nonetheless reprinted from magazines, including Punch, Granta, and Truth. Printed by Barrell’s in Portsmouth.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

KELL (Richard). Poet and artist series: Humours. Poems by Richard Kell; Drawings by Dick Ward. Ceolfrith 50. [on verso of title-page:] Ceolfrith Press, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, 1978. 24pp., narrow med.4to format, wire stitched as a single gathering into green card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; half-title not called for; illustrations on text-paper; final page advertisements; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


One of an edition limited to 750 copies, this being one of 650 unsigned. Presentation copy to D.J. Enright, with the author’s signed holograph inscription on the inside front cover.
Ref: LRT115126


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

KEMP (Robert). Poems By Robert Kemp With a memoir By Sir John Herkless, D.D., LL.D., Principal and vice-chancellor of the University of St. Andrews. Printed by B.H. Blackwell, Broad Street, Oxford, 1920. F’cap 8vo; half-title not called for; half-tone portrait frontispiece, printed in sepia; pp.99+[i (blank)]; quarter black fine diaper cloth, lettered white on spine, grey board sides. Slight general wear to covers; front end-paper removed; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


Reprints poems from Kemp’s 1882 volume ‘The Praise and Blame of Love with Other Verse’, poems collected from magazines, and some verse here first published. The author was born at Falkirk on 6th May, 1856, and educated at Glasgow High School, and the University of Glasgow.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

KIPLING (Rudyard). The five nations. Methuen and Co., 1903. 40pp. publisher’s catalogue at end (last leaf blank), dated July 1903; red cloth lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; buff end-papers. Spine faded and end-papers embrowned, as usual; inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


Livingston 279. The first English edition.
Ref: LRT115134


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

KIPLING (Rudyard). The years between. Methuen and Co. Ltd., 1919. Blank before half-title; 32pp. publisher’s catalogue at end dated 2/19; cerise cloth lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore- and lower- edges uncut. Fine copy in dust-wrapper somewhat torn in two places at folds.

GB £65.00

US $80.60


Livingston 442, giving no date for the catalogue. The first issue: with t.e.g., and the publisher’s catalogue at the end dated ‘2/19’.
Ref: LRT115136


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

KIPLING (Rudyard). A Choice of songs From the verse of Rudyard Kipling. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1925. F’cap 8vo; blank before half-title, imprint leaf followed by blank at end; orange self-wrappers, printed in black, folded over outer blanks; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Blanks foxed, facing leaves slightly so; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40



Ref: LRT115138


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

KIRSTEIN (Lincoln). Rhymes and More rhymes of a PFC By Lincoln Kirstein, ASN 32807032. New Directions, New York, 1966. Lge.24mo (7 1/2” X 7"); pp.viii+215+[i (biographical note)]; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black. Nice copy.

GB £12.00

US $14.88


First expanded edition. ‘Rhymes of A PFC’ was published in hard-covers in 1964. ‘More Rhymes’ are here first published.
Ref: LRT115142


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

KISSAM (Edward). Jerusalem & The People. Anvil Press Poetry Associated with Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1972. Lge.post 8vo; half-title not called for; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


One of an issue limited to only fifty copies numbered and signed by the author.
Ref: LRT115143


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

KOLLER (James). The Dogs & Other Dark Woods. Writing 10 Four Seasons Foundation, San Francisco: 1966. Sm.4to format, 44pp. wire-stitched as a single gathering into brown card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; half-title not called for; blank at front and back; title-page printed in brown and black; issued without end-papers. Very nice copy.

GB £12.00

US $14.88


One of 974 ordinary copies of a total edition of 1,000, printed by Graham Mackintosh, and distributed by City Lights.
Ref: LRT115149


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

KUMAR (Amarendra). The real episode: Thirty poems. [On verso of title-page:] Published by Amarendra Kumar, Hajipur, Bihar, India, 1981. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[6]+[iv]+52; wire-stabbed and pasted into very pale green card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


Presentation copy to D.J. Enright, with the author’s signed holograph inscription dated 30/7/81 on the title-page.
Ref: LRT115151


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

KUMAR (Shiv K). Cobwebs in the sun. Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Co, New Delhi, 1974. Demy 8vo; pp.[x]+[50]; dark blue cloth blocked with publisher’s monogram and lettered white down spine, ISBN number in white on back cover. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


Presentation copy to D.J. Enright, with the author’s signed holograph inscription dated March 25, 1975 on the front end-paper.
Ref: LRT115152


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LAIDLAW (Walter, F.S.A., Scot.). Poetry and prose. With Biographical sketch By Sir George Douglas, Bart. Third edition. Jedburgh: T.S. Smail, 1908. Double f’cap 4to; blank before half-title; half-tone portrait frontispiece with tissue guard and twenty plates; forty-one pages of illustrations and plans in text; blank followed by publisher’s advertisement leaf at end; pp.[2]+[xiv]+164+[ii]+[2]; brick red rough fine buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Spine and edges of covers slightly faded; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £27.00

US $33.48


Includes a brief new Author’s Preface to Third Edition. Printed throughout on art paper. The illustrations, which are all from photographs, are of buildings, scenes, and artifacts, and are of some local historical interest. The plates accompany the first 74pp., which contain the poems; the illustrations on text-paper accompany the prose, which includes essays on Robert Burns; Dr. John Leiden; The Songs of Scotland; Remains of the Roman Station at Cappuck, Roxburghshire; The Swingling o’ the Lint; Sculptured and Inscribed Stones in Jedburgh and Vicinity; etc. Much of the poetry is likewise upon local themes.
Ref: LRT115154


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LANG (Andrew). The Poetical Works Of Andrew Lang Edited by Mrs. Lang. In Four Volumes. Vol.I With Portrait [so vols.III & IV also, the words ‘With Portrait’ not present in volume II, though a portrait is!] Longmans, Green & Co., 39 Paternoster Row, London, E.C.4 New York, Toronto [sic] Bombay, Calcutta, and [so vols.I & IV; ‘and’ not present in vols.II & III] Madras, 1923. 4 Vols.; photogravure portrait frontispiece printed in sepia, with tissue guard, precedes title-page printed in black and red in each volume; verso of last page of text in volumes one, two, and three, leaf bearing imprint on recto, blank on verso, at end of volume two; limitation notice on verso of half-title, and final blank in volume one; two blanks at end of volume three; blank before half-title in volume four; pp.xvi+249+[i]+[ii]; [xii]+262+[i]+[i]; viii+227+[i]+[iv]; [2]+vi+231+[i]; blue buckram, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges mainly trimmed, lower-edges uncut; blue silk marker. Slight dulling of spines, and barely perceptible foxing of fore-edges, but in general a very nice set.

GB £120.00

US $148.80


One of an edition limited to 1075 copies printed by Frederick Hall at the Oxford University Press — though the set is now, in our experience, a good deal scarcer than this limitation would suggest, most copies having presumably been purchased by libraries. Includes a good deal of material hitherto uncollected or unprinted. Two clippings of reviews of Lancelyn-Green’s biography have been lightly tipped onto the back end-papers of volume one.
Ref: LRT115156


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LASKI (Marghanita). The Offshore Island. A play in three acts. London, The Cresset Press, 1959. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.[viii]+87+[i (blank)]; black cloth-textured boards lettered gilt down spine. Slight marking of free end-papers and light ownership rubber stamp of ‘Women’s Press Club of London Ltd’ on each; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper.

GB £40.00

US $49.60


Signed and dated ‘vii.59’ by the author on the front end-paper. Written in 1954 but here first printed, this play about a post-nuclear-war Britain achieved celebrity when it was televised by the BBC.
Ref: LRT115161


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LAVER (James). Macrocosmos: A poem. William Heinemann, Ltd, 1929. Demy 4to; title-page printed in marina blue and black; grey boards printed on front board with a woodcut design and lettering in marina blue, lettered marine blue up spine; a.e. uncut. Small crack in paper over back joint; half-title and last page of text embrowned by contact with the end-papers; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


One of an edition limited to 775 copies numbered and signed by the author. Printed on Dutch hand-made paper. The covers are designed by Percy Smith.
Ref: LRT115162


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LAWRENCE (D.H.). A collier’s Friday night. With an introduction By Edward Garnett. London, Martin Secker, 1934. Pp.[viii]+87+[i (printer’s imprint)]; deep emerald green buckram, cream spine label printed vertically in lime-green and black; t.e. green, fore- and lower- edges mainly trimmed. Fine copy in slightly dusty dust-wrapper.

GB £100.00

US $124.00


Lawrence’s first play, written in 1906-7 and here first published.
Ref: LRT115170


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LAWRENCE (Neal Henry). Soul’s Inner Sparkle: Moments of Waka Sensations. Eichosha Publishing Co., Ltd., Tokyo, 1978. Short cr.8vo; dark blue horizontally ribbed silk rep, lettered silver down flat spine; pale yellow head and tail bands; pale yellow laid end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

GB £10.00

US $12.40



Ref: LRT115171


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LEE (Christopher). Poems. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London, W.C.1, 1937. Sm.cr.8vo; final blank; pp.62+[ii]; optical white boards printed in bluish violet on sides and up flat spine. Boards very lightly embrowned at top edges and on top two inches of spine; otherwise a fine copy in defective plain wax-paper dust-wrapper.

GB £110.00

US $136.40


Woolmer, 413, describing the boards as ‘light blue printed in dark blue’. We prefer our description, the effect being closer to white. Though it bears no sign of its origin, the present copy was purchased from the publisher’s file. Issued as No.5 of the Hogarth Living Poets, Second Series. 450 copies were printed. Woolmer does not record the dust-wrapper.
Ref: LRT115176


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LEE (Christopher). The Secret field: Poems By Christopher Lee. The Fortune Press, 12 Buckingham Palace Road, London, N.D. [?c.1941]. Pp.[48]; tangerine buckram lettered gilt up flat spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut; cream laid end-papers. Fine unopened copy.

GB £27.00

US $33.48


Printed on thick hand-made paper watermarked ‘ADELPHI’. Apparently Lee’s second volume, the first having been published in 1937 by The Hogarth Press.
Ref: LRT115177


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LESLIE (Shane). The Hyde Park Pageant: A Broadside By Shane Leslie Wherein is accurately and whimsically given all the Characters and their parts as performed for the Benefit of the Lying-in Hospital, at Daly’s Theatre On May 22, 1928, and at Wyndham’s Theatre on December 6, in the same year. To the noble and charitable Countess of Birkenhead this charitable lampoon is dedi-Cated by her obliged servant the author. Published by The Fortune Press, 1930. One gathering hand-made paper wire stitched into red paper wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; half-title not called for; issued without end-papers. Slight rusting of staples; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £85.00

US $105.40


Verse. A very scarce Fortune Press item. The paper is watermarked, somewhat curiously, ‘Little England Chart’.
Ref: LRT115185


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LEVENSON (Christopher). Cairns. Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1969. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in black and brown; light brown boards blocked with publisher’s monogram device gilt on the front cover, blocked and lettered gilt down flat spine. Fine copy in unobtrusively torn dust-wrapper, strengthened on the verso with ghost tape.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


The dedication copy, with the author’s holograph presentation inscription to his father, dated June ‘69, on the front end-paper. Issued as a volume in ‘The Phoenix Living Poets’ series.
Ref: LRT115188


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LEWIS (Cecil Day). Country comets. Martin Hopkinson & Company Ltd: 14 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, W.C., 1928. Sm.4to; blank before half-title, serving as paste-down; green boards, paper label on front cover. Slight fading of spine, otherwise a virtually fine copy.

GB £75.00

US $93.00


The author’s second book, but the second issue: the first having true front end-papers. Issued originally in a plain glassine dust-wrapper, not here present.
Ref: LRT115192


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LEWIS (C. Day). An Italian visit. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, London 1953. Extra cr.8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.77+[iii]; quarter white Japon-vellum, blocked powder-blue, lettered and decorated white-through-powder-blue up spine, deep sky-blue cloth sides. Very nice copy in slightly frayed and dusty dust-wrapper.

GB £28.00

US $34.72



Ref: LRT115202


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LEWIS (C. Day). An Italian visit. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, London 1953. Extra cr.8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.77+[iii]; quarter white Japon-vellum, blocked powder-blue, lettered and decorated white-through-powder-blue up spine, deep sky-blue cloth sides. Very nice copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40



Ref: LRT117978


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LEWIS (Pamela). One Mile from The Centre. Turret Books, 1971. Demy 8vo format, 20pp. sewn as a single gathering into plain pale cream card wrappers; half-title not called for; final blank; purple dust-wrapper printed on front panel and front flap in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


One of an edition limited to 100 numbered and signed copies. Issued as No.11 in the Turret Booklet Second Series.
Ref: LRT115205


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LISSAUER (Frank). A journal And other poems. Outposts Publications, London, 1965. Short demmy 8vo; half-title not called for; leaf bearing subscribers’ list at end; pp.16; wire-stitched into white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; issued without end-papers.

GB £10.00

US $12.40



Ref: LRT115216


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. Bezoar. Box 535, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930, [U.S.A.]. A collection of twenty-one issues, as under: Chai number one [No date, but apparently pre May, 1977]; Volume VII Number 4, May 1977; [unnumbered issue,] June, 1977; Volume Nine #2, August 1977; Volume IX, Number 3 [undated]; [?Volume] 14 & [?Number] 4, [undated]; Volume 15 #1 (issue #59?) [sic] [undated]; Vol.15 #2, 1979; Vol.15 #3 [undated]; Volume XVI, Number 1 [undated]; Volume XVI, Number 2 [undated]; Volume XVI, Number 3 [undated]; Volume XVI, Number 4 [undated]; Volume XVII, Number 1 [undated]; Vol.XVII, No.2 [undated]; Volume 17 number 3 august 1979; Volume 17, #4 Falling, [sic] 1979; Volume 18 #2 [undated]; Volume Eighteen #3 [undated]; Vol.18 the fourth, February 18, 1980; Vol.19 — 1, March 1980. Demy 4to, variously four to eight separate leaves, printed on both sides, wire-stabbed at top corner; no wrappers; title-page with text on verso. One leaf slightly frayed; otherwise nice to fine.

GB £85.00

US $105.40


Language Poetry’s version of ‘Floating Bear’ (mimicking both its production and distribution methods) editors Fred. Buck, Thorpe Feidt, and Paul Kahn published a total of eighty-five issues between 1976 and 1981, distributing them to a mailing list of 350. Like ‘Floating Bear, more newsletter than traditional little magazine, it served as a means of quickly disseminating new work to a dedicated core of readers and writers. Contributors include Joel Oppenheimer, Paul Kahn, Allen Fisher, Ron Silliman, Larry Eigner, Peter Riley, Harrison Fisher, Jonathan Bayliss, Norman Fischer, Lee Harwood, Artie Gold, John Freeman, Robert Hellman, etc., etc.
Ref: LRT115217


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LIVINGS (Henry). Eh? Methuen & Co Ltd, 11 New Fetter Lane, London EC4, 1965. White wrappers, cut flush, printed in blue and black. Fine copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


Issued in the series Methuen’s Modern Plays. A simultaneous hard-cover edition was also issued.
Ref: LRT115229


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LIVINGS (Henry). This Jockey Drives Late nights. A play from The Power of Darkness by Leo Tolstoy. [Copyright page:] Eyre Methuen Ltd, 11 New Fetter Lane, 1972. Final page advertisements; black boards lettered silver down spine. Fine copy in badly chipped dust-wrapper.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


Issued in the series Methuen Playscripts.
Ref: LRT115230


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LIVINGSTONE (Dinah). Holy city of London. [On verso of title:] Katabasis, 10 St Martins Close, 1970. F’cap 4to format, 40pp., wire-stitched as a single gathering into white thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black; half-title not called for; final page publisher’s advertisements; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


In this copy an attribution to the TRIBUNE has been added with a rubber stamp to one of the reviews on the advertisement leaf.
Ref: LRT115232


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LOGUE (Christopher). Wand and Quadrant. Collection Merlin, Paris, 1953. Roy.8vo in half sheets; blank before title-page; half-title not called for; title-page printed in red and black; limitation leaf at end; pp.[64]; textured fawn card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black. Some foxing and embrowning of wrappers; otherwise nice.

GB £110.00

US $136.40


The author’s scarce first book. Of a total edition limited to 600 copies, this is one of three hundred copies that are unnumbered.
Ref: LRT115234


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LOGUE (Christopher). Urbanal. December, 1975, no place, no publisher [but, on colophon:] Printed by Tipograph¡a Algecireña, España. 12pp., demy 8vo format, sewn into plain white thin card wrappers; brown, unglazed, laid-paper dust-wrapper, white paper label printed in black on front panel. Fine copy. Rare.

GB £50.00

US $62.00


Apparently printed for the author as a Christmas greeting, though there is no indication of this on the volume. The edition was almost certainly extremely small.
Ref: LRT115243


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LOWBURY (Edward). Daylight Astronomy. Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1968. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in black and brown; pp.48; rich brown cloth textured boards, blocked gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt down flat spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

GB £26.00

US $32.24


Advance copy, with the publisher’s Compliments slip, with a type-written note saying that the book is sent “at the request of the author” and giving the publication date as August 22nd, loosely laid in. Laid in also is an envelope containing a letter from Lowbury, c.220 words, holograph and signed ‘Edward’, in which he discusses his current work.
Ref: LRT115248


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LOWBURY (Edward). The Night watchman. Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1974. Demy 8vo; title-page printed in black and brown; pp.40; glazed white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in blue and dark grey-green; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

GB £23.00

US $28.52


Presentation copy, with the author’s holograph inscription, dated ‘Sept. 1974’ and signed ‘Edward’ on the half-title, signed on the title-page in full, with a holograph letter, c.35 words, un-dated and signed ‘E’, together with a letter dated ‘15th Sept.’, signed with an Anarchist ‘A’, from Lowbury’s wife Alison, c.350 words, commenting on the volume and discussing other matters, loosely laid in. A volume in ‘The Phoenix Living Poets’ series.
Ref: LRT115250


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LOWBURY (Edward). Poetry and Paradox: An Essay With nineteen relevant Poems. The Keepsake Press, [26 Sydney Road, Richmond, Surrey], 1976. Blank before half-title; limitation leaf at end; pp.[ii]+32+[ii], sewn as a single gathering, and tipped into textured dark greyish brown large card wrappers, printed black down spine, white glazed label printed in black on front wrapper; a.e. uncut. Fine copy.

GB £23.00

US $28.52


Presentation copy, bearing the author’s contemporary signed holograph inscription on the initial blank, and with a holograph letter, c.120 words, dated 24. x. 1976 and signed ‘Ed.’, presenting the volume, loosely laid in. Of a total edition of 250 copies, this is one of seventy-five copies numbered and signed by the author, this being numbered 53.
Ref: LRT115253


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LOWBURY (Edward). Poetry and Paradox: An Essay With nineteen relevant Poems. The Keepsake Press, [26 Sydney Road, Richmond, Surrey], 1976. Blank before half-title; limitation leaf at end; pp.[ii]+32+[ii], sewn as a single gathering, and tipped into textured dark greyish brown large card wrappers, printed black down spine, white glazed label printed in black on front wrapper; blank before half-title; limitation leaf at end; a.e. uncut. Fine copy.

GB £19.00

US $23.56


Of a total edition of 250 copies, this is one of seventy-five copies numbered and signed by the author, this being numbered 39.
Ref: LRT115254


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LUCIE-SMITH (Edward). Towards Silence. Oxford University Press, 1968. Demy 8vo; illustrations on text-paper, after woodcuts; white card wrappers, cut flush, printed on back wrapper in orange and black, on spine and front wrapper in vermilion and black, on front wrapper in orange; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


Review copy, with the publisher’s review slip giving the scheduled publication date as 5 September, 1968 loosely laid in.
Ref: LRT115271


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

LUCIE-SMITH (Edward). The Dinosaur. WITH: The yak. WITH: The Polar Bear. WITH: The Dodo. No place, no publisher, no printer, no date. Four posters, 18” x 12 1/2", one 18 3/4” x 12 3/4", printed in black and white on, respectively, orange, brown, pale blue, and purple thick paper, each bearing a poem by Lucie-Smith and an illustration by Gillian Harrington. Fine copies. The four:

GB £10.00

US $12.40


’The Dinosaur’ and ‘The Polar Bear’ are each one of a total edition limited to fifty numbered copies; the others bear numbers lower than fifty, but have no stated limitation. All the posters are numbered and signed by Lucie-Smith, and signed by Harrington.
Ref: LRT115274


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

M. (F.A.). Jewelled branches And Other verses. Petersfield: A.W. Childs, High Street, 1926. F’cap 8vo; half-title not called for; blank precedes title-page; pp.[2]+[viii]+101+[i (blank)]; dull blue rough buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Near fine copy.

GB £12.00

US $14.88


Presentation copy, with the author’s initialled inscription on the front end-paper. Many of the poems are reprinted from The Hants and Sussex News.
Ref: LRT115279


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MACBETH (George). The Colour Of Blood. Poems. Macmillan, 1967. Blank before half-title; black boards lettered white down spine. A fine copy in the dust-wrapper.

GB £10.00

US $12.40



Ref: LRT115283


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MACBETH (George). [Cover title:] The Saddled Man. A Poem. Illustrated by Katherine Kadish. 1978, The Keepsake Press. [Inside back cover:] 26 Sydney Road, Richmond, Surrey. F’cap 4to, 4pp. imitation art paper, pasted into laid milk-coffee wrappers; half-tone frontispiece on text-paper; in unprinted white envelope, as issued. Fine copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


One of an edition limited to 180 copies.
Ref: LRT115293


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

McCALLION (Michael). [Cover title:] Keepsake poem 15. Tankosaurus. A Poem. With a Drawing by Anna McCallion. 1973, The Keepsake Press [Inside back cover:] 26 Sydney Road, Richmond, Surrey. F’cap 4to, 4pp., pasted into laid crimson wrappers; illustration occupying left hand panel of centre spread, faced by text; in unprinted white envelope, as issued. Fine copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


One of an edition limited to 180 copies.
Ref: LRT115302


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

McCLURE (Michael). Hymns to St Geryon & other poems / Dark brown. Cape Goliard Press, 1969. Two volumes bound back to back and head to tail, as issued; super roy.8vo in half sheets; title-pages printed in dark brown; blank before each half-title; blank at end of first volume; slate wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in dark brown and with white glazed paper onlay printed in black on front and back; light brown end-papers, not pasted down. Slight wear to wrappers; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


First English editions of two titles published in America in 1959 and 1961.
Ref: LRT115305


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

M‘DIARMID (Hugh). Penny Wheep. William Blackwood & Sons Ltd., Edinburgh, 1926. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.[xii]+90+6 (Reviews of ‘Sangschaw’); bevelled navy blue buckram, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Neat ownership inscription dated ‘6th July, 1926’ on front end-paper; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

GB £140.00

US $173.60


The first issue: in which the author’s name appears as ‘M‘Diarmid’ on the front cover but ‘M’Diarmid’ on the spine. The remaining stock of sheets was bound up in the 1940s in buckram of a slightly lighter colour, with the name spelled incorrectly ‘M’Diarmid’ on both. Loosely laid in is a cutting from an unidentified newspaper, bearing an additional poem.
Ref: LRT115307


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MACDIARMID (Hugh). A Lap of Honour. Macgibbon & Kee, 1967. Roy.8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[69]+[iii]; vellum effect scarlet boards, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, blocked with publisher’s monogram device and lettered gilt down spine; t.e. scarlet; light brown laid end-papers. Extremely fine copy.

GB £26.00

US $32.24



Ref: LRT115311


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MACDONAGH (Donagh). Happy as Larry. Embellishments by Francis Rose. Maurice Fridberg, Dublin : London, 1946. Demy 8vo; two blanks before half-title, serving as end-papers, two at end; wood-engraved border to title-page and to fly-titles throughout, and numerous wood-engraved illustrations in the text; pp.[iv]+81+[i (blank)]+[V]+[v]; cream Sundour cloth uplettered and blocked with publisher’s device, brown, on spine. Covers a little marked and dusty, and one corner a trifle bruised; internally fine. Uncommon.

GB £75.00

US $93.00


A verse drama.
Ref: LRT115316


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

McFADDEN (Roy). The garryowen. Chatto and Windus/The Hogarth Press, 1971. Brown boards blocked gilt on front board, lettered gilt down spine. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


Issued in the Phoenix Living Poets series.
Ref: LRT115318


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

McGONAGALL (William). More Poetic gems Selected from the works Of William McGonagall Poet and Tragedian With Biographical sketch and reminiscences By the author. Dundee: David Winter & Son Ltd., 15 Shore Terrace / London: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., 3 Henrietta St., W.C.2, 1962. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; half-tone facsimile of McGonagall’s ms. of ‘An Address to Shakespeare’ as frontispiece; pp.179+[i (blank)]; white boards printed with black watch tartan and lettered in black. Contemporary inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper with small scuff at edge of spine and slight evidences of one closed tear (now mended without tissue). Uncommon.

GB £90.00

US $111.60


Poems and the prose ‘Autobiography Of Sir William Topaz M’Gonagall, Poet and Tragedian, Knight of the White Elephant, Burmah’, all here first collected, and most here first published: from mss. newly discovered in the Dundee Public Library. Printed in Dundee by the same firm that printed the broadsheets which McGonagall sold for a penny each in the streets of Dundee during the nineteenth century.
Ref: LRT115319


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

McGOUGH (Roger). Waving at Trains. Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, 1982. Double lge.post 16mo, perfect bound; brown coated wrappers, cut flush, printed in black; made up without end-papers; loosely laid in to a proof of the card wrappers. A fine copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


Uncorrected Proof Copy. The provisional U.K. publication date is given on both sets of wrappers as ‘September 16 1982’.
Ref: LRT115322


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

[?MACK (W.E.).]. [Drop head:] Things Worth While. [on verso:] W.E. Mack, King Henry’s Road, London, N.W.3 N.D. [c.1920]. Postcard, printed on recto in red, gold, brown-outlined gold, and brown with poem beginning “Not what you get, but what you give,” and with stylised floral decorations in gold, turquoise, green, and brown; on verso in brown. As new.

GB £5.00

US $6.20


Printed in Bavaria. The poem may have been written as well as published by Mack: a man of the same name published a booklet, ‘Notes on the Wethandaya’ with the American Babtist Mission Press in Rangoon in 1896. The postcard bears the reference No. ‘N816’. No copy listed on COPAC.
Ref: LRT118862


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

[?MACK (W.E.).]. [Drop head:] But Once. [on verso:] W.E. Mack, King Henry’s Road, London, N.W.3 N.D. [c.1920]. Postcard, printed on recto in red and black with poem beginning “But once I pass this way, And then — no more.” within a gold-ruled frame and with stylised floral decorations in green, and turquoise, within a turquoise frame; on verso in brown. As new.

GB £5.00

US $6.20


Printed in Bavaria. The poem may have been written as well as published by Mack: a man of the same name published a booklet, ‘Notes on the Wethandaya’ with the American Babtist Mission Press in Rangoon in 1896. The postcard bears the reference No. ‘N838’. No copy listed on COPAC.
Ref: LRT118863


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

McKUEN (Rod). Lonesome Cities. Michael Joseph, 1971. Double lge.post 16mo; blank before half-title; pp.[x]+111+[vii (blank)]; cream boards printed over all with cloth pattern in reddish brown, lettered silver down spine; light reddish brown end-papers. Fine copy in slightly nicked dust-wrapper.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


First English edition.
Ref: LRT115325


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MACMILLAN (Douglas). [Cover title:] Four Poems of Pity. [No place, publisher or printer,] 9 Feby. 1912. Cr.8vo, four quarter sheets, unpaged, each with a small wood-engraved illustration on first page, loosely laid into large white paper wrappers, inscribed on front wrapper in author’s holograph (v. note), unbound, but punched for filing. Wrappers dusty; otherwise fine.

GB £29.00

US $35.96


In addition to the title and the date, inscribed on the front wrapper in the author’s holograph: “Mr. Mackenzie Bell / from: / Douglas Macmillan. Presumably a set of first page proofs. Each of the poems is signed in type at the end.
Ref: LRT115334


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MACNEICE (Louis). Christopher Columbus: A radio play. Faber & Faber, 1944. Lge.demy 8vo; sky blue rough silk weave cloth, lettered gilt down spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed; text paper end-papers. Very slight fading of covers at spine and edges; a few leaves opened a trifle roughly; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed and faded dust-wrapper.

GB £75.00

US $93.00


Printed on blue toned hand-made paper.
Ref: LRT115340


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MACNEICE (Louis). The Dark tower And Other radio scripts. Faber and Faber Limited, 1947. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; grey ‘Sundour’ cloth, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough-trimmed. Slight fading of covers; otherwise a fine copy in badly frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper.

GB £40.00

US $49.60



Ref: LRT115341


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MAGEE (Wes). Proust, in a Crowded store. [On verso of title:] 1974, Sceptre Press, Rushden, Northamptonshire. Tall cr.8vo format, 4pp., printed on old cream paper; issued without wrappers. Fine copy.

GB £9.00

US $11.16


One of 100 unsigned numbered copies of a total edition limited to 150.
Ref: LRT115360


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MAGEE (Wes). [Cover title:] Keepsake poem 25. No Man’s Land. A Poem. Drawing by Peter Barnfield. 1976, The Keepsake Press [Inside back cover:] 26 Sydney Road, Richmond, Surrey, 1976. F’cap 4to, 4pp. pale lilac paper, pasted into laid light blue green wrappers; illustration printed in purple, poem in black, on centre spread; in unprinted white envelope, as issued. Fine copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


Of a total edition of 180 copies, this is one of only twelve numbered copies signed by the poet and artist.
Ref: LRT115361


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MAMELUKE. Rhyme And reason. Elkin Mathews & Marrot Ltd., 54, Bloomsbury Street, 1927. Narrow f’cap 8vo; blank before half-title; quarter old mustard cloth lettered gilt up spine, green, cream, and gold batik boards; pale orange-brown end-papers; a.e. uncut. Spine and edges lightly foxed; otherwise fine.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


Includes one poem on Harrow school. COPAC lists the British Library, Oxford, National Library of Scotland, and Trinity College Dublin copies only.
Ref: LRT115368


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MANNING (Hugo). [On first page of double-spread title utilising verso of half-title:] Trigram Press London 1968. [On second page:] Hugo Manning. The secret sea. Demy 8vo in half-sheets; printed throughout in purple on cream paper; blank and leaf blocked blind with facsimile of page of ms., followed by tissue guard, precede half-title; double-spread title, the second page printed with vignette in purple and old cream; limitation leaf follows title leaf; colophon on verso of last leaf of text, followed by two blanks; dull navy blue rough buckram lettered gilt down flat spine; cream end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper.

GB £80.00

US $99.20


Of a total printing of 500 copies, this is one of four hundred printed on Glastonbury ivory antique laid paper. Bound by J. Burn & Co. of Esher Surrey. The first publication of the complete text of ‘The Secret Sea’, containing some four hundred lines additional to the version first published in 1962.
Ref: LRT115369


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MANNING (Hugo). The Dream. Privately Printed, 1971. Single sheet, once folded, lilac card. Lower edges slightly faded; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


One of an edition limited to one hundred copies numbered and signed by the author.
Ref: LRT115370


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MANNING (Hugo). Tread Gently now. [On verso of title:] 1974, Sceptre Press, Rushden, Northamptonshire. Extra cr.8vo format, 4pp. on buff paper; issued without covers. Fine copy.

GB £2.00

US $2.48


One of an issue limited to 100 unsigned copies of a total edition of 150.
Ref: LRT115373


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MARTIN (William). Tidings Of Our bairnsea. [On verso of title leaf:] This Book published for the WEARMOUTH 1300 FESTIVAL In the year 1973 to celebrate the founding of ST. PETER’S CHURCH At WEARMOUTH In the year 674 and BEDE’S birth in 673. Demy 8vo, 48pp. on grey paper (paged [iv]+41+[i (blank)]+[ii (Notes and biographical notice)]), wire-stitched into glossy white card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in light brown; five-line Errata slip (including the omitted copyright notice!) laid onto inside front wrapper; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Wrappers a little rubbed and creased; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £14.00

US $17.36


No. 172 of an edition limited to 300 copies (the limitation notice being altered from 250 to 300 in ink). Printed in Durham City.
Ref: LRT115381


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MASEFIELD (John). The Tragedy of Nan And other plays. London, Grant Richards, 1909. Double pott 8vo; pp.[vi]+114; pink cloth lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Cloth of spine very slightly faded; untidy inscription dated November 1909 on half-title; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £90.00

US $111.60


First English edition of a book published by Mitchell Kennerley in New York on August 7th 1909, the English edition, which consisted of only 500 copies, appearing on September 29th. One of the scarcest regularly published Masefield titles. Handley-Taylor, p.28.
Ref: LRT115384


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MASEFIELD (John). Ballads And Poems. Elkin Mathews, 1910. Roy.16mo in half sheets; imprint page and 3pp.integral advertisements at end; mottled light green fine rough buckram lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. A fine copy.

GB £40.00

US $49.60


Nelson, 1910.24. Printed on unwatermarked paper.
Ref: LRT115386


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MASEFIELD (John). The widow in the Bye street. Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd., 3 Adam Street, Adelphi, 1912. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; fine weave pinkish red rough buckram, ruled blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on spine. Edges, prelims. and advertisements lightly foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £70.00

US $86.80


The correct first issue, with 6pp. of integral advertisements at end the dust-wrapper bears the words ‘First thousand’ and extracts from a review by John Galsworthy published in the Pall Mall Gazette, made, presumably on the basis of the poem’s original appearance in ‘The English Review’ in February 1912. A note by Masefield in the present edition is dated 10th May 1912. A scarce title, very scarce in dust-wrapper.
Ref: LRT115387


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MASEFIELD (John). The widow in the Bye street. Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd., 3 Adam Street, Adelphi, 1912. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; fine weave pinkish red rough buckram, ruled blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on spine. Covers slightly dull; fine internally.

GB £45.00

US $55.80


The correct first issue, with 6pp. of integral advertisements at end.
Ref: LRT115388


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MASEFIELD (John). The widow in the Bye street. Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd., 3 Adam Street, Adelphi, 1912. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; fine weave pinkish red rough buckram, ruled blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on spine. Covers slightly marked and end-papers a little foxed; otherwise fine internally.

GB £40.00

US $49.60


The correct first issue, with 6pp. of integral advertisements at end.
Ref: LRT115389


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MASEFIELD (John). The faithful: A tragedy in three acts. William Heinemann, 1915. Blank before half-title; pp.[2]+[x]+131+[i (printer’s imprint)]; pale dull blue boards, ruled blind, lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges mainly trimmed. Edges and prelims. foxed; otherwise a very nice copy in dust-wrapper. A surprisingly difficult title.

GB £28.00

US $34.72


Set in Japan in A.D. 1701-2. Simmons, 27, not recording this binding. According to Simmons, the first issue was bound in blue cloth lettered gilt on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on spine, ruled blind on front cover, and had end-papers printed with a Japanese design. The dust-wrapper of the present copy, however, is in the correct first state, the price on the spine reading ‘3/6 / NET’.
Ref: LRT115391


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MASEFIELD (John). The Locked Chest; The Sweeps of Ninety-Eight. Two Plays in Prose By John Masefield. Letchworth, Garden City Press Limited, 1916. Med.8vo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.100; large drab wrappers printed black on sides; a.e.uncut; issued without end-papers. Two small restorations to paper of front wrapper, and slight fraying of large fore-edges; internally a fine copy.

GB £170.00

US $210.80


One of an edition limited to 200 copies, and in our experience a much scarcer book to-day than even this limitation would suggest. Printed on Abbey Mills laid paper. Two plays, written respectively in 1906 and 1905 and here first published. The first play is based on a story in the Laxdaelasaga.
Ref: LRT115392


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MASEFIELD (John). Good Friday: A Play in Verse By John Masefield. Published by John Masefield At Lollingdon, Cholsey, Berkshire. Printed at Letchworth by the Garden City Press Ltd., 1916. Copyright in the U.S.A. Cr.8vo in half sheets; blank at end; pp.77+[iii]; light blue fine linen-grain cloth, white paper label printed in red and black on front cover, another up-lettered in black on spine; a.e. uncut. Text-paper end-papers. Spine label slightly chipped; owner’s name and a scattering of small ink-spots on front end-papers; long light pencilled note on free end-paper; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £90.00

US $111.60


Printed on Abbey Mills Greenfield laid paper. Handley-Taylor, p.38. There is no notice of limitation in the volume, but ‘The Locked Chest’ published similarly at about the same time appeared in an edition limited to 200 copies. The trade edition appeared just over a year later.
Ref: LRT115393


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MASEFIELD (John). Lollingdon downs And other poems, with sonnets. London, William Heinemann, 1917. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; author’s Note leaf followed by blank at end; pp.[viii]+[93]+[iii]; dull light blue rough buckram, ruled blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges mainly trimmed. Very slight fading and marking of covers, and poor quality war-time paper showing slight marginal embrowning, but a very nice copy, nonetheless.

GB £80.00

US $99.20


Handley-Taylor, p.41. According to Handley-Taylor 5,000 copies were printed, but this title is now in our experience a good deal scarcer than most other of Masefield’s Heinemann edition of the period of which, generally, there were only 3,000 copies. According to the author’s Note: “Some seven or eight of these poems have appearerd serially in [magazines]; others have been issued privately    .    .    .; the rest are new.”
Ref: LRT115394


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MASEFIELD (John). A poem And two plays. William Heinemann, 1919. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; light blue linen-effect fine rough buckram ruled blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; publisher’s ‘post-card’ advertisement of thick green paper loosely laid in as issued. Short tear in initial blank; otherwise a virtually fine copy in a dust- wrapper faded and slightly chipped on spine.

GB £40.00

US $49.60


One of the more difficult Masefield titles. Includes ‘Rosas’, ‘The Locked Chest’, and ‘The Sweeps of Ninety-eight’.
Ref: LRT115396


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MASEFIELD (John). Reynard the fox Or The ghost heath run. William Heinemann, 1919. Post 8vo; blue cloth ruled blind on front cover, blocked gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Spine faded; cloth worn at head of spine and at one corner; poor quality paper embrowned as almost always; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40



Ref: LRT115397


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MASEFIELD (John). Right royal. 1920, William Heinemann. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; green boards ruled blind on front cover, blocked gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Fine in frayed and minutely chipped dust-wrapper.

GB £10.00

US $12.40



Ref: LRT115400


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MASEFIELD (John). The dream, Illustrated by Judith Masefield. William Heinemann, N.D. [1922]. Half-title not called for; five illustrations on text paper; imprint leaf at end; quarter white buckram, grey boards, cream paper label printed in black on front cover; a.e. uncut. Scattered light foxing; otherwise a fine copy in original tissue dustwrapper some-what embrowned and badly frayed about the spine.

GB £40.00

US $49.60


[One of an edition of 800 Copies] numbered and signed by the author and illustrator.
Ref: LRT115402


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MASEFIELD (John). Melloney Holtspur. William Heinemann, 1922. Post 8vo; note leaf at end; green boards blocked with publisher’s device blind on back cover, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


A drama in prose.
Ref: LRT115403


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MASEFIELD (John). A king’s daughter. A tragedy in verse. William Heinemann Ltd., N.D. [1923]. Post 8vo; blue rough buckram, ruled blind on front cover, blocked with publisher’s device blind on back cover, blocked gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Some foxing; otherwise a fine copy in frayed dust-wrapper.

GB £10.00

US $12.40



Ref: LRT115407


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MASEFIELD (John). The coming of Christ. William Heinemann Ltd., 1928. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; smooth rough-effect light blue cloth, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt up spine. Fine copy in slightly embrowned dust-wrapper.

GB £10.00

US $12.40



Ref: LRT115411


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MASEFIELD (John). End and beginning. William Heinemann Ltd, 1933. Blank before half-title, two blanks at end; dull red wrappers printed black on front cover and up spine. Fine copy.

GB £40.00

US $49.60


Proof copy. Differs in several minor respects from the book as published. A verse drama.
Ref: LRT115415


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MASTERS (Edgar Lee). Songs and satires. T. Werner Laurie Ltd., 1916. Cancel title-page; four leaves of integral (Macmillan) advertisements, followed by blank at end; navy blue buckram, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges mainly trimmed. Cloth at head and tail of spine very slightly stretched; otherwise fine.

GB £75.00

US $93.00


First edition. The very scarce English issue, from imported sheets, with a cancel title-page printed in America, and a casing bearing the imprint ‘LAURIE’ at foot of spine. Published, according to the verso of the title-page, in March, 1916. The American edition was published by The Macmillan Company.
Ref: LRT115423


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MASTERS (Edgar Lee). The fate Of the jury: An Epilogue to Domesday Book. New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1929. Med.8vo; half-title precedes title-page, fly-title follows it; pp.[vi]+[174]; vertically ribbed navy blue cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Gilt oxydised on spine, slightly dull on front cover; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £40.00

US $49.60



Ref: LRT115424


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MATHERS (E. Powys). Coloured stars: Versions of Fifty asiatic love poems. Oxford, B.H. Blackwell, 1919. Sq.cr.8vo; vignette on half-title, with wood-engraved frontispiece on verso; wood-engraved title-page; final page publisher’s advertisements; pp.64; purple wrappers, yapped fore- and lower- edges, label printed in purple on front wrapper, and up spine; issued without end-papers; a.e. uncut. Wrappers faded; backstrip and spine label a trifle chipped; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title page in the author’s holograph ‘To dearest Dorothy/With love from/Bill./20/12/24.’ Issued as volume XXIV in the “Adventurers All” Series. This copy is of the third impression, printed three months later than the first.
Ref: LRT115425


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MATHERS (E. Powys). Sung to Shahryar. Poems from The Book of the Thousand Nights And One Night. The Casanova Society, 1925. Post 8vo; half-title not called for; two blanks at end; pp.[xvi]+108+[iv]; red and crream marbled boards, lettered and with short rule purple on spine; a.e. uncut; hand-made paper end-papers. Marbling faded on spine; paper slightly torn and relaid at one corner; otherwise nice.

GB £31.00

US $38.44


The ordinary edition. There was also an edition limited to fifty copies numbered and signed, printed on large paper.
Ref: LRT115428


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MATTHIAS (John). Herman’s Poems. The Sceptre Press, 15 Keats Way, Rushden, Northamptonshire, 1973. One half sheet of cream paper, post 8vo, wire stitched into large text-paper wrappers, lime green self-wrappers printed black on front panel. Fine copy.

GB £2.00

US $2.48


Of a total edition limited to 150 copies, this is one of 100 numbered but not signed.
Ref: LRT115429


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MAUGHAM (W.S.). Loaves and fishes: A comedy in four acts. 1924, William Heinemann Ltd. Globe 8vo; pp.[viii]+191+[i (blank)]; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in dark brown; issued without end-papers. Wrappers a little darkened, but a very nice copy.

GB £40.00

US $49.60


Issued upon first publication as the eighteenth volume of ‘The Plays’, a fact made evident only on the wrappers. The cheaper issue, in wrappers, published at 2/6.
Ref: LRT115434


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MAUREL (Micheline). [Cover title:] Words Broadsheet six. Extracts from La Grande Nuit by Micheline Maurel Translated by Muriel Watson With subsequent alterations by Edith and Julian Nangle. Words Press, No Place, 1974. One half-sheet, lge.post 8vo, folded in four leaves, uncut, unsewn, printed on one side only, on purple paper. Fine copy.

GB £2.00

US $2.48


One of an edition limited to 100 numbered copies.
Ref: LRT115436


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MAUREL (Micheline). [Cover title:] Words Broadsheet six. Extracts from La Grande Nuit by Micheline Maurel Translated by Muriel Watson With subsequent alterations by Edith and Julian Nangle. Words Press, No Place, 1974. One half-sheet, lge.post 8vo, folded in four leaves, uncut, unsewn, printed on one side only, on purple paper. Fine copy.

GB £4.00

US $4.96


One of an edition limited to 100 numbered copies, this being one of about twenty signed by Muriel Watson.
Ref: LRT115437


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MEAD (Matthew). Identities. Migrant, [inside back wrapper: 2, Camp Hill Road, Worcester, England], 1964. Demy 8vo format, 20pp. wire-stitched as a single gathering into duck-egg blue card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front and inside back wrappers in black; issued without end-papers or dust-wrapper. Wrappers very slightly faded at edges, but otherwise a fine copy.

GB £12.00

US $14.88



Ref: LRT115438


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MEREDITH (George). A reading of life With other poems. Westminster, Archibald Constable & Co Ltd, 2 Whitehall Gardens, 1901. Blank before half-title; light brown coarse buckram lettered gilt on spine; uncut edges. Very nice copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40



Ref: LRT115443


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MEREDITH (George). The British Academy. The tercentenary of Milton’s birth. Inaugural meeting At the theatre Burlington Gardens Tuesday, December 8, 1908 (The Eve of the Tercentenary). Lines by Mr. George Meredith, O.M., Written in honour of the occasion. Single sheet, folded, Imp.8vo in size, printed in black and red, the title occupying p.1, the text pp.2-3, p.4 blank. Very slight dusting of extreme upper margins, otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £28.00

US $34.72


The ordinary issue.
Ref: LRT115445


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MEYNELL (Alice). A father of women And other poems. Burns & Oates Ltd, 28 Orchard street, London W, 1917. Imprint/advertisement leaf at end; light grey-brown wrappers, the front wrapper printed in black; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers slightly creased, otherwise a nice copy.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


Otherwise identical copies are known in wrappers of a light grey-green colour.
Ref: LRT115459


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MILNE (A.A.). The ivory door: A legend in a prologue And three acts. By A.A. Milne Author of “The Truth about Blayds,” “Success,” etc. New York : London, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, 1928. Extra cr.8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[2]+vi+221+[i (blank)]+[ii]; yellow-brown textured boards printed in brown on spine to look like a quarter-bound volume, vertical rule on front cover and lettering on front cover and spine in black; fore-edges uncut; yellow-brown end-papers. Spine worn at head and tail and with tissued repair to joints; internally a fine copy.

GB £170.00

US $210.80


Presentation copy with the author’s signed holograph inscription, fifteen words, on front end-paper (v. below). From the collection of bibliographer Eric Quayle who has loosely laid in: 1. a clipping from a Maggs catalogue dated by Quayle erroneously “?December 1999” (he seems to have meant “April 1996") advertising a 1929 copy of this title published by Chatto & Windus as a first edition; 2. a photocopy of a T.L.S. from Quayle to Maggs informing them that their copy was not a first edition, the first edition “having been published in the U.S.A. some weeks before and dated 1928". He adds: “My copy is inscribed to Dorothy Parker ‘Friend of Pooh’s’ (she was, of course, the books [sic] most severe critic) which Milne has dated Christmas 1928.” and 3. a letter from Ed. Maggs dated 3rd May 1996 conceding the point, apologising for it, and commenting on Dorothy Parker. An amusing series of insertions in which everybody gets almost everything wrong. In fact there was a Chatto & Windus edition dated 1928, and the verso of the title-page in the present copy reads ‘First American Edition’ followed by the Putnam signature; whilst the inscription, to our eyes reads: “For Dorothy Pertwee / F.O.P. (Friend of Pooh’s) / with best wishes / Christmas, 1928, from A:A: Milne": Dorothy Parker seems not to come into it!
Ref: LRT118225


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MILNE (A.A.). Toad of Toad Hall: A play from Kenneth Grahame’s book ‘The Wind in the Willows’. Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, 1929. Blank before half-title; 8pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[xvi]+[167]+[i (printer’s imprint)]+8; Cambridge blue buckram blocked pictorially gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., lower-edges rough trimmed; 4pp. illustrated flyer/order form printed in red and black on cream paper loosely laid in as issued, advertising other books and ephemera by Milne (mainly the Pooh books and derivatives). Some dark foxing to edges (particularly the last few leaves); otherwise a fine copy in a slightly frayed dust-wrapper scuffed somewhat on the spine.

GB £80.00

US $99.20


First English edition of a book issued in America the previous year.
Ref: LRT118211


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MILNE (A.A.). Michael and Mary. A play. London, Chatto & Windus, 1930. Pp.[xxiv]+96; grey-brown fine rough buckram, paper spine label; t.e. dark grey-brown, others uncut. A few fox-spots on edges; otherwise a fine copy in a laminated dust-wrapper.

GB £12.00

US $14.88



Ref: LRT115477


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MONK (Geraldine). Animal crackers. Writers Forum, Isbn 0 86162 334 7 march 1984. Landscape sq.8vo format, twelve single leaves, mimeographed on rectos only, wire-stabbed into duck-egg blue wrappers, printed on front wrapper in black. Fine copy.

GB £12.00

US $14.88



ISBN 0 86162 334 7
Ref: LRT115483


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MONRO (Harold). Strange meetings. The Poetry Bookshop, 35 Devonshire Street, Theobalds Road, 1917. F’cap 4to; half-title not called for; final page publisher’s advertisements; grey wrappers printed on front cover in black with design by C. Lovat Fraser, coloured by hand, on inside back wrapper with advertisements in black; lower-edges uncut; issued without end-papers. Text foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £40.00

US $49.60


Review copy, with the publisher’s Presentation Copy stamp in purple on the title-page. The inside front wrapper bears the small book-label of Fred Riley, and the front wrapper bears the unobtrusive inscription ‘Riley / 315’.
Ref: LRT115487


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MONRO (Harold). Strange meetings. The Poetry Bookshop, 35 Devonshire Street, Theobalds Road, 1917. F’cap 4to; half-title not called for; final page publisher’s advertisements; grey wrappers printed on front cover in black with design by C. Lovat Fraser, coloured by hand, on inside back wrapper with advertisements in black; lower-edges uncut; issued without end-papers. Text foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £28.00

US $34.72



Ref: LRT115488


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MONRO (Harold). The earth for sale: Poems. Chatto & Windus, 1928. Pp.[64]; sky blue rough cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges mainly trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Fine copy in minutely chipped dust-wrapper darkened on spine.

GB £40.00

US $49.60


Publisher’s presentation copy with their slip loosely laid in. A scarce late title.
Ref: LRT115490


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MONTGOMERY (R.). Flotsam of My Heart. Poems. London: Arthur H. Stockwell, Ltd., 29, Ludgate Hill, E.C.4., N.D. [?c.1934]. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; pp.24; textured pale brownish grey boards lettered on front board in brown. Slight fading and marking of boards; a little foxing in text; otherwise a nice copy in torn and slightly marked dust-wrapper.

GB £10.00

US $12.40


Printed in Rushden, where presumably the author lived.
Ref: LRT115495


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MOORE (Nicholas). A Book for Priscilla: Poems By Nicholas Moore. The Epsilon Pamphlets, Cambridge, 1941. One gathering double demy 16mo wire-stitched into buff self-wrappers, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, printed on front panel in blue-green and brown; two blanks at front and back, serving as end-papers; pp.[viii]+19+[i (printer’s imprint)]+[iv]. Fine copy. Scarce.

GB £90.00

US $111.60


Beautifully printed in Bedford.
Ref: LRT115501


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

[MOORE (Nicholas).]. Thirty-five Anonymous Odes. The Fortune Press, 79 Buckingham Palace Road, London, 1944. Pp.32, printed on thin cream-toned laid paper watermarked ‘Abbey Mills / Greenfield’; pale grey-blue buckram lettered gilt up flat spine; end-papers of very thick, textured, hand-made paper. Very nice copy.

GB £80.00

US $99.20


Loosely laid in is a slip of cream card printed with the name ‘Elizabeth’ and bearing the author’s pencilled signature. Known on at least two paper stocks, and in four different bindings, the volume seems to have been run off using whatever stock-ends of paper and cloth happened to be available. Moore’s own copy was in a binding of green cloth, which is decidedly the scarcest of the four. This in our experience is the second scarcest. Moore did not acknowledge authorship at the time — submitting the volume from a false address, through the agency of Fred Marnau, so that even its publisher did not know the author. The book did not sell well, and was not reprinted.
Ref: LRT115503


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MOORE (Nicholas). Lacrimae rerum. Last Poems (1985). Open Township & Poetical Histories, 1988. Imp.16mo in half sheets; facsimile on verso of half-title, 3pp. facsimiles in text; list of subscribers at end, blank on recto; grey-brown fine linen, lettered gilt down flat spine; fawn end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper designed by Juliet Moore.

GB £160.00

US $198.40


According to the printed limitation notice this is one of only 125 copies bound in cloth (and denominated ‘Subscriber’s Edition’) from a total printing of 500 copies. According to a signed holograph note in pencil at the foot of the same leaf by Peter Riley, who edited the volume and was joint publisher, the cloth edition consisted in fact of only “About 90 copies", and this is substantiated by the subscribers list at the end, which records in fact seventy-three copies as subscribed for, and fifteen others as having been produced — a total of eighty-eight. This is one of the fifteen. The issue is now out of print.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MOORE (T. Sturge). The centaur’s booty. Duckworth and Co., 1903. Sm.f’cap 4to; colophon leaf at end; pp.[36]; brown wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; issued without end-papers. Slight wear to paper at head and tail of spine, but a nice copy.

GB £40.00

US $49.60



Ref: LRT115508


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MOORE (T. Sturge). The rout of the Amazons. Duckworth and Co., 1903. Sm.f’cap 4to; colophon page followed by blank at end; pp.[36]; brown wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

GB £40.00

US $49.60



Ref: LRT115509


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MOORE (T. Sturge). Pan’s prophecy. Duckworth and Co., 1904. Sm.f’cap 4to; colophon leaf at end; pp.[32]; brown wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.

GB £40.00

US $49.60



Ref: LRT115510


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MOORE (T. Sturge). To Leda and other odes. Duckworth and Co., 1904. Sm.f’cap 4to; colophon page at end; pp.[xl]; two line Errata slip tipped in before Contents; brown wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

GB £40.00

US $49.60


The first issue, without the two-line Errata slip present in later copies.
Ref: LRT115511


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MOORE (T. Sturge). To Leda and other odes. Duckworth and Co., 1904. Sm.f’cap 4to; colophon page at end; pp.[xl]; two line Errata slip tipped in before Contents; brown wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; issued without end-papers. Very nice copy.

GB £24.00

US $29.76


The second issue, the first being without the Errata slip here present.
Ref: LRT115512


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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKS POETRY CATALOGUE, File L: Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

MOORE (T. Sturge). Theseus, Medea, and lyrics. Duckworth and Co., 1904. Sm.f’cap 4to; colophon page at end; pp.[26]; brown wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

GB £40.00

US $49.60



Ref: LRT115513


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