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167. KERY, Patricia Frantz. Art Deco Graphics. Thames and Hudson. 1986.


£98


Folio, original cloth with dust wrapper. With 487 illustrations, 248 in colour. Wrapper a little rubbed otherwise a very good copy.


First UK edition.


168. LANG, Andrew (editor). H.J. FORD (illustrator). The Yellow Fairy Book. London, Longmans, Green And Co. 1894. £225


8vo. original yellow cloth, stamped pictorially in gilt to spine and upper cover, all edges gilt, black endpapers; pp. [xvi] + 321 + [ii]; illustrated after engravings throughout; an unusually nice copy with mild yellowing to spine, rubbing to head and heel and slight dulling to spine gilt, with light dusting to lower board and tiny bruise to bottom fore-corner of lower cover but generally very fresh and bright; internally very clean and sound, with just a little localised speckling to prelims and endleaves, a few other minor marks and one closed tear (80mm) to a plate, now expertly and archivally repaired to the reverse with tissue and very unobtrusive.


First edition. The fourth in the series of twelve coloured fairy books by Lang, and one of the hardest to find in fresh condition.


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169. LAUDER, Harry. Between You and me. new York: The James A. McCann Company. 1919.


£148


8vo. original red cloth; inscribed by the author to front pastedown “Yours faithfully/ the author/ harry Lauder”; very good.


First US edition of this volume of memoirs, anecdotes and musings on the state of the post-Great War world.


170. LAWRENCE, D.H. The Rainbow. Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1915.


£998


8vo. original cloth lettered in gilt on spine and in blind on upper board. Spine just the slightest bit mellowed, book slightly cocked, otherwise a very good copy.


First edition. The first printing consisted of approximately 2,500 copies, of which the majority were destroyed as a result of the court action against the book. Roberts estimates the number to have survived to have been 821 copies.


in 1989, the novel was adapted into the UK film The Rainbow, directed by Ken Russell who also directed the 1969 adaptation Women in Love.


Roberts A7


171. LAWRENCE, D.H. Autograph Letter Signed in full to ottoline morrell. Porthcothan, St. Merryn, north Cornwall. 15 Feb 1916. £3,500 4to., 6 pages, signs of earlier folding, otherwise in fine condition. A long personal and chatty letter to his close friend Lady ottoline morrell discussing the books he is reading, various friends and marriage.


on Bertram Russell “today we have a letter from Bertie: very miserable. he doesn’t know why he lives at all: mere obstinacy and pride, he says, keeps him alive. his lectures are all right in themselves, but their effect is negligible. They are a financial success. But all the people who matter are too busy doing other things to come to listen. he lives only for fussy trivialities, and for nothing else… i am sorry for him, but my heart doesn’t soften to him just yet: i don’t know why. i feel he is obstinate in going his own way, and until he ceases to be obstinate, all is useless”; on Katherine mansfield and John middleton murray “i had a similar despairing letter from the murrays…i forgot to tell you, she has £130 a year from her father; he has what he makes. he can make quite a lot by his journalism. it is rather surprising that newspaper editors hold him in such esteem”.


There is then a long section discussing Philip heseltine (Peter Warlock the composer) and his love affairs.”About h. and mlle - i tell him he ought to tell her. i suppose he will. it is queer. he declares he does not like this one, the Puma, but he does really. he declares that he wants her to go. But he


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