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Sleepless Moon. First Edition in dustjacket, BATES, H.E.
181 BATES, H.E. Sleepless Moon. First Edition in dustjacket
Michael Joseph, London, 1956, 
BATES, H.E. The Sleepless Moon. London : Michael Joseph, (1956). Pp 383. 8vo, black cloth. Eads A82a. "The tragedy of Constance and Melford Turner works itself out in and about a small English country town in the 1920s. Melford, the grocer-mayor, who loves hunting and fishing; Constance, his shy wife, who adores music and has, actually, a deep capacity for love, are the leading characters in this story, one of the most powerful that the author has written.". Very good in nicked dustjacket. 50.00

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182 BATES, H.E. KERSTING, A.F. (photo) Face of England. 1st UK in dj
B. T. Batsford Ltd., 1952, 
BATES, H.E. The Face of England. With 40 photographs by A.F. Kersting. L.: B. T. Batsford Ltd., (1952). First UK Edition. Pp. 128. Frontis + plates. Large 8vo, maroon cloth. Gift inscription to ffep, else vg in price-clipped dj (a few tears, photo illustration on front panel has small scrape to edge). 35.00

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183 BATES, H.E. Ward, John Autobiography. US. 3 volumes in djs
University of Missouri, 1969, 
BATES, H.E. An autobiography in 3 volumes, being: The Vanished World. Columbia : University of Missouri, (1969). Pp 189. Illustrated by John Ward. 8vo, blue cloth. The Blossoming World. Columbia : University of Missouri, (1971). Pp 182. Illustrated by John Ward. 8vo, blue cloth. The World in Ripeness. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, (1972). Pp 152. Illustrated by John Ward. 8vo, blue cloth Bookplates, else vg in spine faded or browned djs. the set for 60.00

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Notes on Nets.  ex-lib. , BATHURST, Charles, Hon. and Rev
184 BATHURST, Charles, Hon. and Rev Notes on Nets. ex-lib.
John Van Voorst, 1837, 
BATHURST, Charles, Hon. and Rev. Notes on Nets ; or, The Quincunx Practically Considered to which are added Miscellaneous Memoranda. L: John Van Voorst, [1837]. Pp 183, 8 leaves plates. Small 8vo, half red calf, marbled boards and endpapers, t.e.g.
A humane treatise on the making and use of fishing nets, much in the spirit of Walton's Compleat Angler. Studded throughout with illuminating and apt illustrations culled from the extent of literature ancient and modern, from Virgil to Dr Johnson.
One of the earliest books on the subject in English.
Ex-library (blindstamp, with the bookplates of Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History and of the "Bibliotheca Piscatoria" of Robert Clarke), rubbed with wear to edges and front corners, one inch tear to bottom of ffep, nick to corner of one plate, chip to corner of final two leaves, a few occasional spots of foxing, else vg. A handsome little volume. 375.00

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185 BAWDEN, NIna George Beneath a Paper Moon US ed
BAWDEN, NIna. George Beneath a Paper Moon. N.Y.: (1974). Slight discolouring of eps & bds ow fine in fine dj. 20.00

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Aubrey Beardsley Lecture.  ltd ed. , BEARDSLEY, Aubrey). KING, A.W KING, A.W. WALKER, R.A.
186 BEARDSLEY, Aubrey). KING, A.W KING, A.W. WALKER, R.A. Aubrey Beardsley Lecture. ltd ed.
R.A. Walker, 1924, 
(BEARDSLEY, Aubrey). KING, A.W. An Aubrey Beardsley Lecture. With an Introduction & Notes by R.A. Walker and some Unpublished Letters & Drawings. L: R.A. Walker, (1924). Pp 103, incl. plates. Large 8vo, blue cloth, leather label to spine. "500 copies of this edition have been printed, of which 450 are for sale." This copy is not numbered. Two small bruises to fore-edge of rear board, nick to spine label, else vg. 150.00

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187 BEATON, M.C. Death of a Celebrity. proof
Warner Books, New York, 2002, 
BEATON, M.C. Death of a Celebrity. (New York): Warner Books, (January 2002). Advanced Uncorrected Proof. Pp. 259. 8vo, ill. card covers. A Hamish MacBeth Mystery. Vg. 20.00

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188 BECKETT, Samuel Dream of Fair to middling Women. 1st US in dj
Arcade Publishing, 1993, 
BECKETT, Samuel. Dream of Fair to middling Women. N.Y.: Arcade Publishing, (1993). First US Edition. Pp 241. 8vo, brown spine, green boards. Fine in dj. 20.00

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189 BECKWITH, Lillian AMBRUS, Victor Spuddy. 1st UK in dj
Hutchinson, 1974, ISBN:0091214009 
BECKWITH, Lillian. The Spuddy. L: Hutchinson, (1974). First UK Edition. Decorations by Victor Ambrus. Pp. 96. 8vo, brown cloth, beige ill. to front, beige titles to spine. Vg in dj. 25.00

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190 BECKWITH, Lillian HALL, Douglas Bruach Blend. First Edition in dustjacket
Hutchinson of London, London, 1978, ISBN:0091341205 
BECKWITH, Lillian. Bruach Blend. Decorations by Douglas Hall. London : Hutchinson of London, (1978). First Edition. Pp (8),9-[192]. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : 1. Spring Cleaning. 2. Petsand Pests. 3. 'Lovely Bully.' 4. Fisherman Willy. 5. A 'Right Ceilidh.' 6. Infernal Gulliver. 7. Tinker Tales. 8. Rowan. 9. The Mirror. 10. Christmas Sabbath. Penned gilt inscription, else very good in price-clipped dustjack et. 18.00

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191 BEDARD, Michael Pipe & Pearls. First Edition
Gardenshore Press, Toronto, 1980, ISBN:0920134033 
BEDARD, Michael. Pipe & Pearls. Stan Zych, Illustrator. Toronto : Gardenshore Press, (July 1980). First Printing. "Limited Edition". Pp (10),1-142,(6). 12mo, grey illustrated cardcovers. "[...] ventures further into the realmof fantasy with this collection, Pipe and Pearls. here are gathered nine t ales of enchantment to be enjoyed alone or read aloud. Tales evoking worldsof magic we seem to recognize and half recall. Worlds as near perhaps as T he End of the Lane. between my street and yours, or as distant as the guarded kingdom Underground. Worlds peopled by such queer creatures as the giggling lizard of The Steamer Trunk and the pearl-eyed people of the title story. And by those of another nature - The Wizard of the Danbury Wood, summoned by the smoke of the pearl pipe." - from rear cover. The nine stories: "Pipe and Pearls", "Underground", "In the Prison", "At the End of the Lane", "The Mask", "The Steamer Trunk", "The Chalk Circle", "The Dream Master", and"The Wizard of the Danbury Wood". Name cut from second leaf, affecting top of illustration, else very good. 18.00

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192 BEERBOHM, Max. Things New and Old. First Edition.
William Heinemann Ltd., London, 1923, 
BEERBOHM, Max. Things Old and New. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1923. First Edition. Pp. (6),vii-viii, colour frontispiece, 49 leaves of plates with tissue guards. 4to, brown cloth. A book of fifty drawings by Beerbohm. Inner hinges intermittently tender, some uneven sunning to spine and boards, occasional spotting, else good. 40.00

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193 BEERBOHM, Max. ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and His Circle. A New Edition with an Introduction by N. John Hall.
Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1987, ISBN:0300039867 
BEERBOHM, Max. Rossetti and His Circle. A New Edition with an Introduction by N. John Hall. New Haven and London : Yale University Press, 1987. Pp [1]-49,(79). Illustrated. Large 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to front boardand spine. “Max Beerbohm was not only an incomparable writer but was also without equal as a caricaturist [...] Max's twenty-three watercolor drawings on these subjects [the Pre-Raphaelites], published in 1922, remain his most famous caricatures. [...] In this new edition of Rossetti and His Circle, John Hall provides an urbane and witty introduction, supplying quotationsfrom the early Pre-Raphaelite literature, anecdotes, and biographical mate rial to help explain the genesis of the book. The drawings themselves, newly reproduced from the originals, are further supplemented with additional caricatures of related subjects, old photographs from which Beerbohm worked,and related short prose pieces by Beerbohm, some from his unfinished and u npublished novel about the Pre-Raphaelites.” - from the dj. Very good in dustjacket. 40.00

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194 BEERBOHM, Max. TURNER, Reggie. HART-DAVIS, Rupert, ed. WILDE, Oscar). Letters to Reggie Turner. First Edition in dustjacket.
Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1964, 
BEERBOHM, Max. Letters to Reggie Turner. Edited by Rupert Hart-Davis. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, (1964). First Printing. Pp. (6),7-312, + 16 p. of plates. Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, dark blue-grey cloth with gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed black. "Max Beerbohm went up to Merton College, Oxford, in 1890, and there met Reggie Turner, who was two years his senior. Their friendship lasted unbroken until Reggie's death in 1938, and isnow preserved in these two hundred letters. Reggie was a lonely and in man y ways a disappointed man: in none of his twelve novels could he reproduce the wit and spontaneity of his conversation, which some thought as brilliant as that of his friend Oscar Wilde; and Max's friendship was previous to him. Moreover his ready understanding and unfailing sympathy caused everyoneto write more frankly and fully to him than to anyone else. Max was never a copious or a willing letter-writer, and there is no other series of his letters so varied, revealing and affectionate as these. A hundred of Reggie's letters to Max have survived, and relevant extracts from them are here given in footnotes. The book is ilustrated with Max's incidental caricatures and with contemporary photographs." - from the dustjacket. Very good in lightly spine-browned, unclipped dustjacket. 35.00

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Brendan Behan's Island: An Irish Sketch-book. 1st UK in dj , BEHAN, Brendan HOGARTH, Paul
195 BEHAN, Brendan HOGARTH, Paul Brendan Behan's Island: An Irish Sketch-book. 1st UK in dj
Hutchinson, 1962, 
BEHAN, Brendan. Brendan Behan's Island: An Irish Sketch-book. With drawingsby Paul Hogarth. L.: Hutchinson, (1962). First Printing. Pp 191. Lg 8vo, m aroon & olive weave cloth. Vg in rubbed, nicked, price-clipped dj. 50.00

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196 BEHRMAN, Cynthia Fansler. NELSON, Horatio) Victorian Myths of the Sea. First Edition in dustjacket.
Ohio University Press, Athens, OH, 1977, ISBN:0821403516 
BEHRMAN, Cynthia Fansler. Victorian Myths of the Sea. Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press,1977. First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-x,[1]-188,(2), including frontispiece. 8vo, blue cloth with white lettering to spine. "Focusing on three particular clusters of myths, 'the English Self-Image', 'the English Seaman', and 'the English Navy', Behrman draws on sources of popular cultureto show what the popular attitudes of the English were and how these attit udes held together a unique Victorian perspective on the history, identity and purpose of the English people." - from the dustjacket. Contents: Part I: Myth and the Historian: 1. The Nature of Myth: Toward a Useful Definition. Part II: The Myths of the Sea: 2. The English Romance with the Sea; 3. The English Sense of History; 4. The Myths of Islandhood. Part III: The Mythsof Seamanship: 5. The English Seaman; 6. The Victorian Myths of the Armada ; 7. Heroism and the Myth of Nelson. Part IV: The Myths of the Navy: 8. TheNavy as Symbol and Defense; 9. Reshaping a Myth: The Admirals Adjust to Ch ange. Part V: Conclusion: 10. The End of the Myth. With bibliography and notes. Very good in nicked dustjacket. 20.00

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197 BELL, Clive. Civilization : An Essay. First Edition.
Chatto & Windus, London, 1928, 
BELL, Clive. Civilization : An Essay. London: Chatto & Windus, 1928. First Printing. Pp. (6),v-ix,(1),1-257,(1),(4) of ads at rear. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "An exact definition I do not hope to give: already I have outgrown that glorious certainty which enabled me in sixty thousand words to tell the world precisely what was art. Yet, as a British general might have stuck the butt end of his cane into a map of France, observing bluffly -- 'Your objective must be somewhere hereabouts', so I, perhaps,can make a smudge on the chart of general ideas and say -- 'Civilization l ies about there.'" - from p.6. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. What Civilization Is Not; 3. The Paragons; 4. Their Characteristics: The Sense of Values;5. Their Characteristics: Reason Enthroned; 6. Civilization and its Dissem inators; 7. How to Make a Civilization. Slightly cocked, rubbing to outer hinges, light fraying to head of spine, name to flyleaf, else good. Ex-libris Bloomsbury Group scholar S.P. Rosenbaum, with his acquisition note inked to flyleaf, and sparse pencilled notations throughout. 20.00

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198 BELL, Michael. Critical Idiom, 20). Primitivism. The Critical Idiom 20. First Edition in dustjacket.
Methuen, London, 1972, ISBN:0416078907 
BELL, Michael. Primitivism. The Critical Idiom 20. (London): Methuen & Co. Ltd., (1972). First Printing. Pp. (10),[1]-93,(1). 8vo, greyish-green clothwith pressed lettering to front board, gilt lettering to spine. Volume 20 in The Critical Idiom series. General editor: John D. Jump. "Primitivist aspirations are a permanent aspect of civilised self-reflection, not least atthe present time, and literary primitivism is one of the most complex and revealing expressions of this impulse. This study combines a brief historical and theoretical cartography with a consideration of the moral and imaginitive status of primitivist expression. Since there is no fixed entity thatcan usefully be called the 'primitive', but many imaginative projections w hose meaning and value can only be examined in terms of their artistic context, this study gives a detailed consideration of sveral authors such as Conrad, Lawrence, Melville and Golding, who have in different ways invited the term 'primitivist'. Two principal categories are distniguished: those writers who attempt to re-create the essential qualities of a pre-civilised mind, and those who in some way use the primitive motif more externally as anidea or metaphor." -from the dustjacket. Very good in short-closed-torn, l ightly brown-toned, unclipped dustjacket. 28.00

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199 BELL, Quentin Bloomsbury. First Edition in dustjacket
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1968, 
BELL, Quentin. Bloomsbury. London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1968). First UK Edition. Pp. 126. Illustrated. 8vo, brown paper covered boards, white titles to front and spine. Light shelf wear to lower edges, else very good industjacket (two short tears at head of spine). 45.00

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200 BELL, Quentin. WOOLF, Virginia). Virginia Woolf : A Biography. Two Volumes in Slipcase.
Hogarth Press, London, 1973, ISBN:070120291 
(WOOLF, Virginia). BELL, Quentin. Virginia Woolf : A Biography. Volume One:Virginia Stephen, 1882 to 1912. Volume Two: Mrs. Woolf, 1912 to 1941. Lond on: The Hogarth Press, 1973. [Vol. 1: Fifth Printing, June 1973; Vol. 2: Fourth Printing, February 1973]. I. Pp. (6),vii-xiii,(3),1-230, frontispiece,+ 12 p. of black and white photos; II. Pp. (4),v-ix,(3),1-300, frontispiec e, + 14 p. of black and white photos. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, greycloth with gilt lettering to spines, in blue paper-covered slipcase (with two paper photo labels to case. Title page and contents page of volume two loose but present, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket. In slipcase.Due to the weight of this set, extra shipping charges may be necessary on international orders. The set for 50.00

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