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J B PRIESTLEY.
A small collection of his work.
All first editions unless otherwise described.

 
     

PAPERS FROM LILLIPUT. 1922. Bowes & Bowes. Author's early second book of essays. Green boards with pale linen spine and paper title label. Spine spotted. Pages uncut. End papers darkened. Edges spotted not penetrating margins. Contents very good indeed. £12.00

GEORGE MEREDITH. 1926. MacMillan. English Men of Letters.
Dw frayed, torn & tape strengthened. Name on front end paper.
Small bookseller's label on paste-down. Uncommon. £10.00

SELF-SELECTED ESSAYS. 1932. Heinemann. Blue patterned boards with black cloth spine and gilt title. A nice copy in complete but age-darkened and slightly chipped dust jacket. £36.00

THE SECRET DREAM. 1946. Turnstile Press. Original printed wraps.
An essay on Britain , America and Russia . £8.00

FESTIVAL AT FARBRIDGE. 1951. Heinemann. Blue boards embossed with 'JBP'. Front board bumped at base. Dust jacket frayed but intact. Edges spotted not penetrating margins. £12.00

THE PRIESTLEY COMPANION. 1951. Penguin. Introduced by Ivor Brown. Extracts from the writings of J B Priestley selected by himself. Original wraps a little marked and pages starting to tan at edges but the book is tight & internally clean. A good to very good reading copy at least. £4.00

JOURNEY DOWN A RAINBOW. 1955. Heineman-Cresset.
Written with Jacquetta HAWKES. Green cloth. Price clipped dust jacket age-marked and slightly chipped. Top edge dyed green. Name on front end paper. Contents very good. £6.00

ALL ABOUT OURSELVES & OTHER ESSAYS. 1956. Heinemann.
Chosen and Introduced by Eric Gillett. Dark blue boards with gilt. Very good in slightly sunned and chipped dust wrapper. 286pp. £12.00

LITERATURE AND WESTERN MAN. 1960. Heinemann. Blue boards embossed with JBP monogram. Top edge dyed blue. Uncommon note from the author laid in dated 7th January 1960 and referring to Dr Leslie Hotson's work on elizabethan stage design. A bright enough copy in slightly age-marked and price clipped dust jacket. £15.00

SATURN OVER THE WATER. 1961. Heinemann. Pale blue boards with gilt spine title. Prelims and edges spotted not penetrating text. Dust jacket age-soiled and chipped but complete. £5.00

LOST EMPIRES. 1965. Heinemann. Neat name on front end paper. Edges slightly spotted not penetrating margins. Prelims faintly spotted otherwise a nice enough copy in slightly age-marked but complete dw. £6.00

THE MOMENTS & OTHER PIECES. 1966. Heinemann. Purple boards with gilt lettering to spine. Front cover creased. Name and date on front end paper. Edges starting to spot not penetrating margins. A bright enough copy in complete dust jacket which has a few chips and two inch rub mark along leading edge of rear panel. £10.00

OUTCRIES AND ASIDES. 1974. Heinemann. Black boards with gilt title to spine. Tope edge dyed blue. Some slight marking of edges not affecting margins. A very good copy in slightly sunned, rubbed and chipped dust jacket. £5.00

INSTEAD OF THE TREES. 1977. Heinemann. A Final Chapter of Autobiography. Black boards with gilt title to spine. Dust wrapper intact but a bit foxed. Edges spotted not penetrating text. Contents very good. £5.00

THE ENGLISH NOVEL. 1965. April. National Book League. Original wraps.
A list of one hundred boks prepared in conjunction with nine programmes on the English Novel produced by the Associated Television, written & presented by Priestley.. £5.00

WALPOLE, H & PRIESTLEY, J B. FARTHING HALL. 1929. £10.00

AN INSPECTOR CALLS. Programme of the play performed at the Lyttelton Theatre in 1992. Apposite article by Tony Benn & programme notes from Priestley's work. £4.00

BROWN, Ivor. J B PRIESTLEY . 1964. Longmans, Green & Co. Revised Edn.
Erasure on front wrap. £5.00

STONE, Janet. THINKING FACES. PHOTOGRAPHS 1953-1979. 1988.
Chatto & Windus. Introduced by Iris Murdoch. Dw.
Collection of 169 black & white photograph portraits. Subjects include Joyce Grenfell,
Cyril Connolly, Benjamin Britten, C Day-Lewis, Julian Huxley, Henry Moore,
J B Priestley, John Betjeman, etc.. £12.00

TOMLINSON, H M. ALL OUR YESTERDAYS. 1930. Heinemann. Dw.
1st issue with misprint on p19.
Book Society wrap-around contains quotations by Priestley & Walpole.£20.00

KING AND COUNTRY. 1940. Zodiac Books. Selections from British War Speeches 1939-40, including several by Churchill as well as The King and Queen, Eden, Chamberlain, Bevin and J B Priestley. £5.00

ESSAYS OF THE YEAR . Ed. F J HARVEY DARTON . 1929-1930
(J C Squire, J Drinkwater, H Belloc, I Brown, E V Knox, A A Milne, E C Bentley,
A Ransome, J B Priestley, L Golding, M Sadleir, B Dobree, A Birrell, etc.)  £20.00

THE LISTENER . BBC. 22/9/29 . (L Housman-The Watchers. Alan Ross-The Classic Sea . Poems by D J Enright, H Summers, P Dehn. Giles Romilly on D H Lawrence-the poet.
H Foss on Arthur Bliss & J B Priestley. Etc.). £8.00

THE OBSERVER MAGAZINE . 20/4/75. ( Priestley on the heyday of the Royals, 3pp:
R Llewellyn, J Osborne. Original wraps. £10.00

THIS QUARTER . Ed. E W TITUS. 1931 June. v.3/4 . Paris . (Essays by M Belgion,
G Duhamel, L Lewisohn, M Lyle. Stories by J B Priestley, Sherwood Anderson,
Rhys Davies, G Highnet, etc. Poems by J Collier, E E Cummings, E J O'Brien,
A S T Tessimond, Y Winters, H Wolfe, etc. Illustrated. £35.00

AUTHORS TAKE SIDES ON VIET-NAM . Ed. C WOOLF & J BAGGULEY. 1967. Dw. Includes appendices on the contributors & the questionnaire for & excerpts from "Authors Take Sides in the Spanish Civil War." (G Greene, W H Auden, A Miller,
B Russell, H Pinter, J B Priestley, Lord Snow, A Wilson, E Blunden, B Rophy,
P Hansford Johnson, M Muggeridge, H Read, Kingsley Amis, S Spender,
Iris Murdoch, A Powell, Auberon Waugh, D Lessing, A Powell, etc.) £35.00

COMING TO LONDON . Edited & introduced by JOHN LEHMANN. 1957.
Phoenix House. Dw. C Isherwood, W Plomer, L Woolf, V S Pritchett, G Barker,
G Grigson, J Middleton Murry, A Pryce-Jones, E Bowen, W Sansom, J Brooke,
R Macaulay & E Sitwell were asked to recall their first memories of London. £18.00

G.B.S. 90 . Ed. S WINSTEN . 1946. Hutchinson . Dw frayed & torn.
Aspects of Bernard Shaw's Life & Work by J Masefield, M Beerbohm, G Murray,
Lord Keynes, L Housman, J Bridie, J B Priestley, A Huxley, Lord Dunsany,
G Pascal, S I Hsiung, H G Wells, etc. Illustrated. End papers lightly foxed. £6.00

NEW STATESMANSHIP . Ed. EDWARD HYAMS. 1963. Longmans Green & Co, Dw.
(W H Auden, G Barker, H E Bates, B Behan, H Belloc, A Bennett, G Orwell, J Betjeman, W H Davies, E M Forster, R Graves, J Joyce, D H Lawrence, J B Priestley, K Raine, B Russell, S Sassoon, E & O Sitwell, C P Snow, L & V Woolf, H G Wells, G Greene, 2pp; etc.) £5.00

THE RADIO LISTENER'S WEEK-END BOOK . Ed. JOHN PRINGLE. nd. Odhams. Dw. A Selection from Notable Broadcast's of the past five years.
Edited by JOHN PRINGLE . (G Greene-Heroes are made in Childhood-6pp;
V Sackville-West-English Gardens through the Autumn; J Laver, J Stephens,
L A G Strong, St John Ervine, F Swinnerton, J B Priestley, N Royde Smith,
Compton Mackenzie, etc.). £12.00

THE BOOK OF FLEET STREET . Ed. T M POPE. 1930. Cassell. Dw frayed.
(The Confessions of a Fake Merchant, 23pp, by H Williamson, M Armstrong, H Belloc, A Machen, J B Priestley, E Shanks, Huddleston, J C Squire, etc.) Illustrated.
Top edge of blank front end paper cut out to remove a signature. Uncommon. £25.00

TOC H GIFT BOOK IN AID OF WAR SERVICES CLUBS . Ed. HILDA HUGHES. 1944. F Muller. Introduced by Lady Tweesmuir. Short Stories by V Britain , A Blackwood, Clemence Dane, J B Priestley, C Asquith, W De La Mare-The Bowl-10pp;
H E Bates, Dunsany, etc. Dw frayed at top of spine otherwise very good. £15.00

WHAT I BELIEVE by 14 modern thinkers. 1937. F Muller Ltd. Original wraps. Inscription on front end paper. These essays, by de Lord Baden Powell, J B Priestley, S Spender, Storm Jameson, Tangye Lean, G Bullett, T Harrisson & J Huxley,
which first appeared in the News Chronicle. £8.00

HAFFNER, Sebastian. A BOOK OF BRITISH PROFILES. 1954. Heinemann. Dw.
Profiles on Beerbohm, Churchill, H Moore, Priestley, Epstein etc.. £6.00

LAING, Allan M. Editor. IN PRAISE OF BERNARD SHAW. 1949. F Muller.
Small format. Patterned boards. Anthology of praise for GBS with contributions
by Churchill, Priestley, Einstein, Belloc, Chesterton, etc. 62pp. Illustrated.. £8.00

LOW, David. LOW'S COMPANY. 1952. Methuen . Fifty cartoon portraits with accompanying verses by Helen Spalding and L A G Strong. Subjects include Britten, Priestley, Olivier, Greene, Spender, Margot Fonteyne, Henry Moore, Bertrand Russell and T S Eliot. 108pp.. £16.00

MURDOCH, Iris. A SEVERED HEAD. 1964. Chatto & Windus. Dw. Play adapted by the author and J B PRIESTLEY together with the programme of the play performed
at the Criterion in 1963. £40.00

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