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GOSSE, Edmund. Portraits and Sketches, London: William Heinemann, 1913, 8°, third impression, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed "J. C. Squire from Edmund Gosse July 1918" on front blank, original brown cloth (soil marks to upper cover) -- Henry JAMES. The Sense of the Past, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917, 8°, FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, original olive cloth. [Edel & Lawrence A78b] -- H. H. MUNRO. The Unbearable Bassington, London: John Lane, 1912, 8°, FIRST EDITION, original blue cloth (spine worn) -- Arnold BENNETT. Hilda Lessways, London: Methuen, 1911, 8°, FIRST EDITION, original blue cloth; Riceyman Steps, London: Casell, [1923], 8°, FIRST EDITION, original cloth (a few minor stains). With Bennett's Journals (3 vols., London, 1932-33), 3 more novels by Bennett and 6 other works by Gosse. (17)

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GOSSE, Edmund. Portraits and Sketches, London: William Heinemann, 1913, 8°, third impression, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed "J. C. Squire from Edmund Gosse July 1918" on front blank, original brown cloth (soil marks to upper cover) -- Henry JAMES. The Sense of the Past, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917, 8°, FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, original olive cloth. [Edel & Lawrence A78b] -- H. H. MUNRO. The Unbearable Bassington, London: John Lane, 1912, 8°, FIRST EDITION, original blue cloth (spine worn) -- Arnold BENNETT. Hilda Lessways, London: Methuen, 1911, 8°, FIRST EDITION, original blue cloth; Riceyman Steps, London: Casell, [1923], 8°, FIRST EDITION, original cloth (a few minor stains). With Bennett's Journals (3 vols., London, 1932-33), 3 more novels by Bennett and 6 other works by Gosse. (17)

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The other books by Gosse are Father and Son (London, 1907), A History of Eighteenth Century Literature (London, 1909), Books on the Table (London, 1921), More Books on the Table (London, 1923), Silhouettes (London, 1925), and Leaves and Fruit (London, 1927), while the other Bennett titles are These Twain (London, 1916), Lord Raingo (London, 1926), and Imperial Palace (London, 1930), the last two in dust-jackets.
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