Literary Criticism & Memoirs

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Keith Abbott | Downstream from Trout Fishing in America: a brief extract | Beat Scene | 1998 | One of an edition of 100 copies. Crisp pamphlet with rusted staples, old selling price marked on ffep in pencil. | £30

Aidan Warlow | Jackdaw No. 137: Lewis Carroll | Jackdaw | 1973 | 305620754 Facsimiles & other loose printed items in folder. The folder is quite worn, the binding at its edges has perished, & the flap is a little marked. The contents are all present & in very good condition. | £30

Erika Ostrovsky | Celine and his Vision | University of London | 1968 | 034008930X Very good hardback in rather worn & price-clipped jacket. | £30

Brian Louis Pearce | Clemo the Poet | Magwood | 2002 | 0946603146 Light wear to cover & edge. | £50

L. Sprague de Camp | Literary Swordsmen and Sorcerers | Arkham House | 1976 | 870540769 First edition in unclipped jacket, spine a little faded, top edge of page-block foxed. | £35

Constance de Masirevich; Roy Campbell (fwd) | On the Four Quartets of T. S. Eliot | Vincent Stuart | 1965 | Second impression, no jacket, boards lightly marked. | £50

Jean Marie Goulemot | Forbidden Texts | Polity | 1994 | 9780745610214 Very good hardback in jacket. | £30

Wilson Harris; C. L. R. James (appendix) | Tradition, the Writer and Society | New Beacon | 1967 | Cover & edge of pageblock foxed, lower corner a little bowed, pencil marking in the margins of at least 2 pages. | £80

John Keats; Frederick Page (sel.) | Letters of John Keats | Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press | 1954 | First printing. A World’s Classics pocket edition in unclipped jacket. A couple of creases to spine of jacket, along with a few small ink marks. A few short closed tears to edges of jacket, with a little loss at top of spine & corners. Ownership signature from time of publication on ffep, & a couple of brief pencil annotations in the same handwriting on front fllap & reverse of back flap. Fore edge lightly foxed. Text pages in excellent condition. | £30

Christopher D. Knight, Isabel Cardigos, Jose Gabriel Pereira Bastos | Maidens, Snakes and Dragons: CESIL Papers – 1 | Centre for Symbolism and Imagination in Literature | 1991 | 0951763504 Cover rather worn & marked, outer edge of page-block foxed, one page corner folded over. | £50

S. T. Joshi | H. P. Lovecraft: A Life | Necronomicon Press | 1996 | 9780940884885 First printing. A very evidently secondhand copy, with worn cover & edge. Text pages are unmarked. | £30

Alfred Perles | My Friend Henry Miller | Neville Spearman | 1955 | at first glance, a very good hardback in unclipped jacket – but the book shows traces of being pored over & lived with: there are a few pencil markings in the margin, what look like light cigarette singe marks in the top corner of a couple of pages, a light splash at the edge of one page of the bibliography | £30

William Cookson | A Guide to the Cantos of Ezra Pound | Croom Helm | 1985 | hardback in jacket, name on ffep – First edition | £100

William Cookson | Reader’s Guide to the Cantos of Ezra Pound | 1985 | edge of cover sunned | £40

John Cowper Powys; Frances Gregg; Oliver Wilkinson; Christopher Wilkinson | Jack and Frances: two volume set | Cecil Woolf | Both volumes of the Powys-Gregg correspondence, published in 1994 & 1996, in unclipped dustjackets. Some wear to jackets, most evident around folds of vol. I; outer edges of page-blocks foxed, most heavily on vol. I. | £300

Gary Snyder | On Bread and Poetry: A Panel Discussion Between Gary Snyder, Lew Welch and Philip Whalen | Grey Fox | 1977 | 0912516275 apparently unread copy with light foxing to outer edge | £30