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This page lists books by authors whose names range from S to Z (currently Sandburg to Wright), as well as annonymous works whose titles range similarly.

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Sandburg, Helga. The Wheel of Earth. New York: McDowell Obolensky, 1958. First edition. Author's signed presentation inscrition on front endpaper. Original gilt-lettered maroon cloth; small mark on fore edge. Orange-red pictorial (farm country) dust jacket a bit sunned on spine and tanned near folds; some rubbing and light edge wear; small piece lacking from top rear. A fine copy in very good dust jacket.

NB. Helga is the daughter of Carl Sandburg.

Sassoon, Siegfried. Meredith. London: Constable, 1948. First edition. Original sea green boards, sunned on spine with ghosting of dust jacket lettering thereon, top edges faded; pages age-toned. Grey and cream dust jacket, lettered in green, now lightly soiled; some creasing at spine ends and edges; tiny chip at lower rear. A near fine copy of Sassoon's study of George Meredith's works.

Scott, F.R. Events and Signals. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1954. [First edition]. A near fine copy in silver lettered black boards, atouch bumped at corners; matching dust jacket slightly sunned on spine.

Scott, Sir Walter. Kenilworth. [New York]: Limited Editions Club, 1966. #1109 of 1500 copies, signed by the illustrator Clarke Hutton , with original monthly newsletter laid in. A fine copy in yellow cloth with brown leather spine label; in original glassine; brown slipcase just a bit rubbed and paper cracked along edge of opening. A very attractive copy.

Self, Will. Cock & Bull. London: Bloomsbury, 1992. First edition. As new in dust jacket, signed by the author.

Self, Will. Dorian: An Imitation. London: Viking, 2002. First edition. Signed by the author. A fine copy in black and grey dust jacket; corner of front flap creased. An update of Wilde's Dorian Grey set in the early years of the AIDS epidemic.

Self, Will. Feeding Frenzy. London: Viking, 2001. First edition. Signed by the author. Blue boards, lettered in silver; blue colour pictorial (bloody cake) dust jacket. A fine copy of a collection journalistic and other essays.

Self, Will. Great Apes. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. First edition. As new in "Great Ape" photo dust jacket, signed by the author.

Self, Will. Grey Area. London: Bloomsbury, 1994. First edition. A fine copy in spiral-bound pictorial boards; with marks at outer edges of both boards from spiral spine of once-adjacent copies; lower front spine corner creased.

Self, Will. How the Dead Live. London: Bloomsbury, 2000. First edition. As new in dust jacket, signed by the author .

Self, Will. Junk Mail. London: Bloomsbury, 1995. First collected edition. Signed by the author. A fine copy in white pictorial (origami envelope) boards, clean and bright, with just a hint of rubbing to rear. An ecclectic mix of Self's cartoons, essays, articles and reviews, herein collected for the first time.

Self, Will. My Idea of Fun. London: Bloomsbury, 1993. First edition. A fine copy in dust jacket, signed by the author.

Self, Will. The Sweet Smell of Psychosis. London: Bloomsbury, 1996. First edition. Illustrations by Martin Rowson. Signed by the author. A fine copy in laminated cartoon-style pictorial boards.

[----- Another copy]. This copy not signed. As new, in laminated cartoon-style pictorial boards.

Self, Will. Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys. London: Bloomsbury, 1998. First edition. As new in dust jacket, signed by the author.

Service, Robert. Rhymes of a Red-Cross Man. London: Fisher Unwin, 1916. First edition. A very good copy in original red cloth, now somewhat faded and spine gilt dulled; top of spine worn. Minor foxing, pages a little age-toned.

Service, Robert. The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses. New York: Barse & Hopkins, 1907. Early edition. With frontis and eight tissue-guarded and captioned plates. Publisher's gilt lettered and ruled burgundy cloth; spine darkened and dulled; corners lightly worn, spine ends frayed; light rubbing at edges and hinges; rear panel soiled. Neat ink gift inscription on front endpaper; bookplate; a few plates worn at margins, one or two cracking or creased at inner edge; light foxing. A very good copy of this early Service collection.

[Shakespeare, William] Cowden-Clarke, Mary. The Complete Concordance to Shakespeare ... London: Bickers & Son, 1894. New and revised edition. "Being a verbal index to all the passages in the dramatic works of the poet." A fine, bright copy in original dark brown bevelled cloth, gilt lettered, decorated (Shakespeare) and bordered; top edge gilt; very light rubbing to spine ends. Contents clean and tight (unusual in such a thick volume). A fascinating study of the words used by the great bard, and their contexts.

[Shakespeare, William] Holden, Anthony. William Shakespeare: His Life and Work. London: Little, Brown and Company, 1999. [First edition]. Signed by the author. A fine copy in fine pictorial (Shakespeare) dust jacket.

Shaw, George Bernard. Works by and About. Specialty list.
Shields, Carol. Flatties: Their Various Forms and Uses. Toronto: Harbourfront, 1997. First edition. "Harbourfront Reading Series, 1997 Chapbook 9." Fine copy in pictorial (antique maps) wrappers, one of 150 copies (from a total edition of 550) numbered and signed by the author.

Shields, Carol. Larry's Party. [Toronto]: Random House of Canada, 1997. First Canadian edition. Signed by the author. A fine copy in black boards and colour pictorial (set table) red dust jacket; tiny scuff to front panel of jacket.

Shields, Carol. The Orange Fish. Toronto: Random House, 1989. [First edition]. Original blue boards, glue showing through (poor quality endpapers) at inner hinges, and colour pictorial (Zednick's Skater) dust jacket. A fine copy of this collection of short fiction.

Author's First Book !

Shields, Carol. Others. Ottawa: Borealis Press, 1972. [First edition]. Original orange and purple card wrappers, bright and fresh; with just a hint of sunning to spine and dusting to panels; internally excellent. A fine copy of the author's first book, a collection of poetry.

Shields, Carol and Shields, Catherine. Fashion, Power, Guilt and the Charity of Families. Winnipeg: Blizzard Publishing, 1995. First edition. Original colour pictorial card wrappers, fresh and clean. A fine copy of this play, written in collaboration between Pulitzer Prize winner Carol Shields and her daughter.

Shute, Nevil. The Rainbow and the Rose. London: Heinemann, 1958. First edition. A fine copy in original red boards, gilt-lettering slightly dulled; full colour red pictorial dust jacket a little worn at spine ends and corners.

Sillitoe, Alan. Mountains & Caverns: Selected Essays. London: W.H. Allen, 1975. First edition. A near fine copy in dust jacket, signed by the author.

Sinclair, Iain. Downriver (Or, the Vessels of Wrath) .... London: Paladin Grafton, 1991. [First edition]. "A Narrative Adventure in Twelve Tales." Original blue boards with faint "dings" on front board near spine; blue pictorial (Meidner's Apocalyptic Landscape) dust jacket, just a touch soiled on white rear panel. A fine copy.

Smith, Alexander McCall. The Sunday Philosophy Club. London: Little Brown, 2004. First edition. "A New Series from the author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency." As new, in original purple boards and colour pictorial dust jacket.

Smith, Zadie. The Autograph Man. London: Hamish Hamilton, 2002. First edition. Red, blue and pale grey dust jacket, with liner notes and fold-out chart, clean and sharp. Fine.

Smollet, Tobias. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker. London: J.F. Dove, 1825. Added engraved title page and frontispiece. Defective contemporary calf, severely worn at corners, and lacking large pieces at spine ends; front cover holding by chords only; covers mottled and chipping; all edges marbled, but faded. Bookplate; contents, surprisingly, clean and tight. A binding copy only.

Sontag, Susan. Death Kit: A Novel. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1967. First edition. A fine copy in original black boards with white spine; black and white dust jacket, a little rubbed, and worn at spine ends and corners.

Spark, Muriel. The Complete Short Stories. London: Viking, 2001. First collected edition. As new in torquoise boards and matching colour pictorial (memory-box montage) dust jacket. "... Contains all her published short stories together with some new writing ..."

Spark, Muriel and Stanford, Derek (eds.). My Best Mary: The Selected Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. London: Allan Wingate, 1953. First edition. A near fine copy in original blue boards, creased at corners, spine ends and near joint at top edge of front board. Pictorial dust jacket a bit surface soiled and creased at top and bottom of spine.

Stallwood, Veronica. Oxford Fall. London: Macmillan, 1996. First edition. As new in dust jacket, signed by the author.

Stevenson, Robert Louis. Across the Plains: With Other Memories and Essays. London: Chatto & Windus, 1892. Large paper edition. No. 3 of 100 copies signed by the printers R.& R. Clark. Original cream cloth, upper corners and top edge soiled, spine a little darkened, but gilt lettering still bright; edges dusty; front free endpaper professionally replaced; most pages unopened. A very good copy.

Stevenson, Robert Louis. Father Damian: An Open Letter to the Reverend Doctor Hyde of Honolulu ... London: Chatto & Windus, 1890. First published edition. A very good copy in original light brown wrappers worn at edges and corners; badly chipped and partially split at spine.

[Stevenson, Robert Louis] McKay, George L. (comp.). A Stevenson Library: Catalogue of a Collection of Writings By and About Robert Louis Stevenson Formed by Edwin J. Beinecke. New Haven: Yale University Library, 1956. [First edition]. One of 500 copies. Original gilt-lettered black buckram; top edge gilt; ex-library copy, with bookplate and call number on front pastedown, and discreet ink stamps on verso of title page, final leaf, tipped in manuscript facsimiles, and bottom edge. A clean, bright, most attractive copy, but because of the internal markings, only very good.

Storey, David. The Contractor. London: Jonathan Cape, 1970. First edition. Black boards a touch creased at spine ends. Price-clipped mustard and black dust jacket surface rubbed; spine sunned; top edge a bit creased; head of spine and top corners lightly worn. A fine copy of this play, in very good dust jacket

Storey, David. Saville. London: Jonathan Cape, 1976. First edition. Original pale green boards, with small snag at lower edge of front panel; tail of spine creased. Colour pictorial (village scene) dust jacket, with short closed tear and attendant creasing at bottom of front panel; creased along top edge, and lacking tiny pieces at corners and spine ends; price-clipped. A very good copy. Winner of the 1976 Booker Prize.

Swift, Graham. Last Orders. Picador: London, 1996. First edition. Winner of the 1996 Booker Prize . A fine copy in pictorial (beer glass) dust jacket.

[Swift, Jonathan] Hay, James. Swift: The Mystery of His Life and Love. London: Chapman and Hall, 1891. Second edition, with "a few alterations and corrections" (same year as first edition). Large paper copy, printed on high quality rag paper; many pages unopened. Original maroon boards, gilt lettered on spine; covers severely spotted, through loss of pigmentation; light sunning to spine and upper rear. Neat ink names on front endpapers, all endpapers unevenly tanned; clipping laid into pp.36/7 with resulting browning of page near gutter; pages otherwise nice and bright. A very good copy of this biographical analysis of the great 17th century writer.

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Tenny, W.H.F. Songs of the North and Other Poems. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1923. [First edition]. Presentation inscription from the author on frontispiece . Original gilt-lettered red cloth, now a trifle darkened on covers; 1 leaf lacking 3" x 1/2" piece at fore edge (probably through careless opening).

Tennyson, Alfred, Lord. Ballads and Other Poems. London: C. Kegan Paul, 1880. [First edition]. Original green cloth with blind-stamped border, gilt lettered on spine; 2 small gouges at bottom of front cover, one showing board; corners bumped and spine ends creased. 3 pp. publisher's list of author's works at rear; pp. 169-74 creased across upper corner; otherwise a clean, tight copy.

Tennyson, Alfred, Lord. Demeter and Other Poems. London: Macmillan and Co., 1889. [First edition]. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt; bumped at corners and spine ends; a touch worn in a few places along joints; 1" dark stain at top edge. Light soiling to upper corner of front endpaper; a few stray pencil marks in text; with three line errata slip tipped in following contents. Near fine.

Tennyson, Alfred, Lord. Enoch Arden, etc. London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1864. [First edition]. Original drab olive green cloth,lettered in gilt on spine, with publisher's device blind-stamped on front cover; spine sunned, head and tail creased. Ink ownership name and bookseller's label on front pastedown; 8 pp. publisher's catalogue (dated August 1864) inserted at front; front hinge loose but strong. A very good copy.

Tennyson, Alfred, Lord. Enoch Arden, etc. London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1867. [Later edition]. A fine copy in original bright green cloth with title in gilt on spine and publisher's device blind-stamped on front cover; spine a touch darkened and ends a bit creased. 16 pp. publisher's catalogue (dated April, 1867) at front.

Tennyson, Alfred, Lord. Gareth and Lynette etc. London: Strahan, 1872. [First edition]. Near fine copy in original blind-stamped dark green cloth, gilt-lettered on spine; spine ends and joints a little rubbed. Half-page publisher's ad tipped to front endpaper, 10 pp. catalogue at rear; full-page "Xmas 1872" gift inscription on front endpaper; contents perfect.

[-----Another copy]. This one rebound, with no ads at rear. Full pebble-grained crimson morrocco, gilt spine lettering, by J. B. Hawes, Cambridge; a little rubbed; elaborate inner gilt dentelles; all edges gilt. Contents clean and bright. An attractive copy.

Tennyson, Alfred, Lord. The Lover's Tale. London: Keegan Paul, 1879. [First edition]. Original blind-stamped dark green cloth, gilt-lettered on now lightly darkened spine; spine ends and joints a little rubbed; rear panel spotted. 4 pp. publisher's ads at rear. Very good

Tennyson, Alfred, Lord. Tiresias and Other Poems. London: Macmillan and Co., 1885. [First edition, first issue]. Gilt-lettered green cloth, bumped at corners; spine darkened and ends lightly creased; blue streak along centre of rear cover. Without imprint at foot of p. 204 (c.f. Wise, T.J. The Ashley Library , v. VII, p. 152).

Tennyson, Alfred, Lord. The Window, or, The Songs of the Wrens. London: Strahan & Co., 1871. [First edition].
Theroux, Paul. The Family Arsenal. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976. First US edition. A fine copy in lightly edgeworn black pictorial dust jacket, rubbed at spine ends.

Theroux, Paul. Hotel Honolulu. London: Hamish Hamilton, 2001. First edition. Original black boards; colour pictorial (man at pool) dust jacket, lightly rubbed on rear, with a few minor scores. A fine book in near fine dust jacket.

Theroux, Paul. My Secret History. London: London Limited Editions, 1989. One "of 150 numbered copies of the First Edition", signed by the author. Specially bound in half-cloth and marbled boards, with original glassine. Margins a little age-toned owing to poor quality of paper . Fine.

Theroux, Paul. Saint Jack. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973. First edition. A fine copy, in original red decorated and blue-lettered oatmeal cloth. With like pictorial dust jacket.

Thow, William. Tales of a Songsmith. Montreal: Privately Printed, 1951. [First edition]. Original chocolate brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; old red ink "25¢" on front endpaper.

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Silmarillion. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1977. First edition. Original dark blue cloth stamped in gilt on spine; top edge blue; small binding flaw at head of rear inner hinge. Dark purplish-blue pictorial (floral designs) dust jacket; small creases at lower edge of rear panel; £4.95 price intact. Near fine.

Trollope, Anthony. Hunting Sketches. London: Chapman and Hall, 1865. [First edition]. Original red cloth, now somewhat soiled, but gilt titling still nice and bright; one corner a bit worn, head of spine worn with 1/2" loss and amateurishly re-coloured; tail and other corners lightly bumped; small bubble to cloth at front. Front endpaper cracked, but hinge strong; 32 pp. publisher's catalogue dated May 1865 at end; contemporary ink names on verso of front endpaper, partly offsetting on facing title page; contents clean and tight. A very good copy.

Trollope, Anthony. The Last Chronicle of Barset. London: Smith Elder and Co., 1867. [First edition]. Two volumes. Original elaborately gilt-decorated dark blue cloth. A completely unsophisticated copy, in need of professional attention: gilt rubbed on spines, but stll fairly bright on covers; wear at extremities and hinges; spines leaning; shadow of labels removed from upper front covers. Original yellow coated endpapers marked with tape stains; light foxing to some plates and tissue guards; text generally clean and tight. A very good copy only, yet with some TLC it could be made quite respectable.

Trollope, Anthony. Orley Farm. London: Chapman and Hall, 1862. [First edition, mixed issue (v.1 3rd, v.2 4th)]. Two volumes. Original vertically ribbed maroon cloth decorated in blind on covers and elaborate gilt on spines; spines a bit faded, and a little frayed at ends, with gilt still reasonably bright; inner hinges cracked. V.1: small mark to front cover; ugly stain to lower inside corner of endpapers and first two leaves, affecting frontispiece; similar, but smaller stain at rear affecting final 4 plates and endpapers (but not text); some gutter splits resulting in a few adjacent loose gatherings, protruding at fore edge with page edges a little frayed. V.2: last few plates dampstained at lower inside corners; rear joint frayed 1" at bottom; 2" abrasion at lower front fore edge with loss. Overall, a very good set, not often encountered in original cloth.

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Unsworth, Barry. Sacred Hunger. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1992. [First edition, later issue dust jacket]*. Winner of the 1992 Booker Prize. A fine copy with just a hint of age-toning to fore-edge; pictorial (slaves in ship's hold) brown dust jacket with very minor creasing and miniscule nick at head of spine.

* The price-clipped dust jacket is a later issue, identifiable only through the barcode number on rear panel of dust jacket.

Upward, Edward. In the Thirties. London: Heinemann, 1962. First edition. A fine copy in original forest green boards; with near fine pictorial (1930s cityscape) dust jacket, barely visible 2" water stain on rear panel.

Urquhart, Jane. Away. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1993. First edition. Original pictorial french wrappers; 1" square "ding" on front cover; contents clean and bright. A near fine copy.

Urquhart, Jane. Changing Heaven. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1990. First edition. A fine copy in original buff boards and pictorial dust jacket; faint stain to upper fore edge and p. 147; 1" crack to rear inner hinge (binding fault).

Urquhart, Jane. The Underpainter. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1997. First edition. As new in dust jacket, signed by the author.

Urquhart, Jane. The Underpainter. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1997. Second printing. Presentation copy, with personal inscription from the author. Fine copy; in colour pictorial dust jacket, with gold Governor General's award sticker on front panel.

Ustinov, Peter. The Love of Four Colonels: A Play in Two Acts. New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1953. First US edition. A fine dark blue buckram copy in cream pictorial (Rex Harrison and Lilli Palmer on stage) dust jacket, very lightly soiled overall.

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Van Dine, S.S. The Benson Murder Case. [London]: Daily Express Fiction Library, [n.d., ca.1930s]. Original gilt-lettered textured red boards, very slightly rubbed at corners and spine ends. Printed on cheap paper, now evenly age-toned. Striking red and black pictorial dust jacket. An atractive little edition of this Philo Vance mystery. Fine.

[Van dine, S.S.] Wright, Willard Huntington, ed. The Great Detective Stories ... New York: Scribner's, 1927. [First edition].

Vanderhaeghe, Guy. The Englishman's Boy. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1996. First edition. As new in dust jacket.

Vanderhaeghe, Guy. Homesick. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1989. First edition. A fine copy in light brown boards, with fine full colour pictorial dust jacket.

Vanderhaeghe, Guy. Man Descending. London: Bodley Head, 1986. First UK edition, author's first book. A fine copy in like pictorial dust jacket.

[Verne, Jules] Evans, I.O. Jules Verne and His Work. London: Arco Publications, 1965. First edition. Original green boards, lettered in gilt on slightly darkened spine. A near fine copy of this study of Verne's many literary works.

Virgil (Publius Virgilius Maro). The Eclogues. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1960. Translated into English verse by C.S. Calverley. #1109 of 1500 copies, signed by the illustrator Vertés ; monthly newsletter laid in. A fine copy in buff cloth, decorated in green; with original glassine, with short closed tear at top front corner; matching buff slipcase a bit soiled, and foxed at top edge.

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Waddington, Miriam. The Second Silence. Toronto: Ryerson, 1955. First edition. A near fine copy in pale yellow boards and matching dust jacket, the former showing some light soiling and the latter a 2" acid-free tape repair to tear in front panel.

Walters, Minette. The Echo. London: Macmillan, 1997. [First edition]. A near fine copy with a few slight marks on black boards; in fine pictorial dust jacket. Signed by the author .

Walters, Minette. The Sculptress. London: Macmillan, 1993. First edition. Signed by the author , her second novel. Margins a little age toned; a fine copy in colour-pictorial dust jacket.

Waugh, Evelyn. Edmund Campion. London: Hollis and Carter, 1947. Second edition [i.e., Illustrated edition]. With a new preface by the author. Original dark purplish-blue coth, lettered in gilt; top edge red; two small lightened spots. Endpapers a touch toned, tiny snag to corner of front pastedown; neat ink name on facing endpaper. Cream dust jacket printed in red and black; 1/4-ring mark on front panel; light dusting and spine sunned; light wear to corners and spine ends, 1" piece lacking from upper front corner; a couple short closed tears. A near fine copy, in very good dust jacket, of this biographical work on the Elizabethan Jesuit martyr.

Waugh, Evelyn. A Little Learning: The First Volume of an Autobiography. London: Chapman & Hall, 1964. First edition. Fine copy, in fine dust jacket with light dime-sized smudge at centre of spine.

Waugh, Evelyn. The Loved One; in Horizon, vol XVII, no.98 (February, 1948). London: Horizon, 1948. [First appearance]. Original cream wrappers printed in black and orange, now age-toned at margins; neat repair to tail of spine, head chipped at corners; corners lightly creased; a bit dusty. Pages toned; lower corner of pp. 97-118 creased; contents clean and tight. A near fine copy of the first appearance of Waugh's classic "Anglo-American Tragedy", to which the entire issue is devoted.

Waugh, Evelyn. A Tourist in Africa. London: Chapman & Hall, 1960. First edition. A fine copy, in silver-lettered blue boards, and green and brown decorated dust jacket, a little browned on spine and back panel.

Waugh, Evelyn. Tourist in Africa. Boston: Little, Brown, 1960. First US edition. Original light brown boards, with map endpapers charting his journey around the coast of Africa; top edge a little soiled. Orange dust jacket severely faded at spine, with only title lettering visible; lightly chipped at edges and with a small closed tear at lower edge. A very good copy.

[Waugh, Evelyn] Cooper, Artemis (ed.). Mr Wu and Mrs Stitch: The Letters of Evelyn Waugh and Diana Cooper. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1991. First edition. Blue boards; pages age-toned at edges; photo-pictorial (Waugh and Cooper) dark blue dust jacket with just a hint of sunning to spine and of creasing to spine corners. Fine.

Weldon, Fay. The Bulgari Connection: A Novel. Rome: Leonardo, 2000. First edition. Number 115 of 750 copies, signed and dated by the author, "26th October, 2000 - London." With separate presentation inscription signed "Fay" on front endpaper. A fine copy in original gilt-lettered black boards, and colour pictorial (Bulgari necklace) white dust jacket. In near fine, elaborately built black clamshell box lettered "Bulgari" in gilt at lower front; corners bumped.
When Bulgari, the Italian jewelers, opened a new store on London's Bond Street, they commissioned Weldon to write a novel featuring their collection. These signed, numbered and boxed copies were given as gifts at the opening party. A totally original form of product placement!

Wells, H.G. The Discovery of the Future. London: A.C. Fifield, 1913. [First UK edition]. Original brown-grey boards, lettered in brown; corners and tail of spine bumped, head torn 1/4" at joints; spine darkened and scuffed; minor foxing to page edges. A very good copy.

Wells, H.G. The Sea Lady: A Tissue of Moonshine. London: Methuen, 1902. First edition, first issue. Original gilt-stamped (bright) scarlet cloth, faded at spine; covers a little marked; edges spotted, light foxing to first and last leaves; contents clean and tight; 40 pp. ads dated July 1902 at rear. Near fine.

Welsh, Irvine. Ecstasy. London: Cape, 1996. First edition. As new, in striking colour pictorial (purple head with open mouth taking an ecstasy tablet) dust jacket.

[Wilde, Oscar] Mazumdar, Maxim. Oscar Remembered. Toronto: Personal Library, 1977. [First edition]. Inscribed by the author. A very good copy of this one-man stage play, with photos of the author staring as Wilde. Printed in brown on cream paper; light card wrappers in black and brown, a touch rubbed at edges. Near fine.

Wilkinson, Susan. Sebastian's Pride. Toronto, 1996. Paperback, 403pp; as new in decorative (boleadoras) card wrappers.

Wilson, Colin. The World of Violence. London: Victor Gollancz, 1963. [First edition]. Fine copy in red boards with spine gilt a touch dulled. Near fine bright yellow dust jacket lettered and ruled in purple and black; light soiling; with three short partial glass rings on rear panel, which barely show as shadows on cover; and faint score on front.

Wodehouse, P.G. The Little Nugget. London: Methuen, 1914. Third edition. Original blind-stamped plum cloth; elaborate spine gilt now a little dulled, but still sharp; spine ends creased; minor spotting to covers. Rear endpaper professionaly replaced; 31 pp. ads dated "25/10/13" at rear. A very good copy.

Wodehouse, P.G. Love Among the Chickens. London: Herbert Jenkins, 1921 [i.e. 1923]. "Popular edition entirely rewritten by the author" [i.e. Second English edition; later issue*]. A rough and tired copy in original olive green boards, lettered and ruled in black; now-sunned spine torn from head along rear joint and across title (affecting "Among"); corners and spine ends rubbed and worn; covers soiled and spotted. Pages browned due to poor quality paper; front hinge loose and cracked, but still holding. Probably the world's worst copy!
* Not in McIlvaine: 17 reprints of the 2nd English edition are listed, but none matching this list of books opposite title page (8 titles from Picadilly Jim through The Girl on the Boat ).

Wodehouse, P.G. Sunset at Blandings. London: Chatto & Windus, 1977. [First edition]. "With Notes and Appendices by Richard Usborne. Illustrated by Ionicus." A fine copy in original turquoise boards, bright and clean; aerial view of Blandings endpapers drawn by Ionicus. Colour pictorial (Blandings scene) dust jackets; price-clipped with new overlapping publisher's decimal price-stickers (£6.95 covered by £7.95) on front flap. Wodehouse's final unfinished novel: first half is completed text, second half is his working notes headed "Work in Progress."

Wodehouse, P.G. Sunset at Blandings. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1977. First US edition. "With notes and appendices by Richard Usborne. Illustrations by Ionicus." Original brown/black speckled boards decorated (Blandings) in white; Ionicus's aerial view of Blandings follows orange endpapers; remainder stamp at bottom edge. Colour pictorial (Blandings scene) dust jacket, with the slightest hint of sunning to spine; top of spine creased, tiny chip at one corner. A fine copy, in near fine dust jacket, of Wodehouse's final unfinnished novel: first half is completed text, second half is his working notes headed "Work in Progress."

[Wodehouse, P.G.] Graves, Charles. -And the Greeks. New York: McBride, 1931. First US edition. "With an Introduction by P.G. Wodehouse ..."

[Wodehouse, P.G.] Donaldson, Frances. P.G. Wodehouse: A Biography. London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1982. First edition. "The Authorized Biography" (cf. dust jacket). A fine copy in original reddish-brown boards; pale yellow, red and golden brown dust jacket clean and crisp, with a hint of curling to top edge.

[Wodehouse, P.G.] Sproat, Iain. Wodehouse at War. New Haven: Ticknor & Fields, 1981. "The extraordinary truth about P.G. Wodehouse's broadcasts on Nazi radio" (cf. dust jacket). Publisher's proofs of first US edition. Two sets of proofs, both with T&F red dust jackets; comprised of:
1) Loosely stitched publisher's dummy of UK sheets, with US annotations indicating new preliminaries to come, etc.; bright and clean, dust jacket excellent.
2) US page proofs prepared from UK sheets, with publisher's small stickers indicating changes; and imprint and copyright information in transparency, photoprint, and annotated photoprint placing the new material; dust jacket creased and torn at base of spine.
3) Paste-up of preliminary pages, set 12-up on large sheet of heavy paper, folded; old cellophane tape holding pages in place now dried and separated, yet all pages present.
4) Mock ups of title and copyright pages.
Condition generally near fine to fine; paste-up is very good. A interesting look into the production of this book. All items together ...

Wons, Anthony (Tony). Tony's Scrap Book: 1933-34 Edition. Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., 1933. [First edition]. Original gilt lettered and ruled dark burgundy cloth; bookseller's label, with price stub, on front endpaper. Four colour decorative dust jacket, sunned and dusty on spine; minor edgewear, head of spine lightly frayed. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket.

Woolf, Virginia. The Common Reader. London: Hogarth Press, 1925. First edition. "Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press ..." Original cream boards, with green and brown decorations by Vanessa Bell; covers lightly soiled and age-toned at edges, grey cloth spine sunned, but most of lettering still clear (that at foot of spine a bit rubbed); contents excellent. A very good copy.

[Woolf, Virginia] Kirkpatrick, B.J. A Bibliography of Virginia Woolf. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1967. Revised [i.e. Second] Edition. "The Soho Bibliographies." Ex-library copy, with library stamps on endpapers and title page. Pale yellow dust jacket encased in library-style sleeve, glued to pastedowns at flap corners; spine label. Despite its former life, a bright, clean, externally attractive copy of this useful bibliography.

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