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BLOOMFIELD, B.C. (Barry Cambray), 1931-2002 : AN AUTHOR INDEX TO SELECTED BRITISH “LITTLE MAGAZINES” 1930-1939.

BLOOMFIELD, B.C. (Barry Cambray), 1931-2002 : AN AUTHOR INDEX TO SELECTED BRITISH “LITTLE MAGAZINES” 1930-1939.

London : Mansell, 1976. First edition. An exhaustive finding list to the wealth of material – some 11,000 entries – poems, prose, reviews and illustrations – hidden in the “little magazines” of the pre-war period.
Crown 4to (26cm). (xiv),(154)pp. Original cloth gilt; just a little bowed, but a near very good copy.

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CRAIG, Mary Elizabeth : THE SCOTTISH PERIODICAL PRESS : 1750-1789.

CRAIG, Mary Elizabeth : THE SCOTTISH PERIODICAL PRESS : 1750-1789.

Edinburgh : Oliver & Boyd, 1931. First edition. A survey of the spread and significance of Scottish newspapers and periodicals in the eighteenth century – with a concise account (and a further bibliographical entry) for each publication, etc.
Foolscap 4to (24cm). (viii),(114),[ii]pp. Original cloth, lettered on spine in gilt; top edge gilt; slightly bruised and a little bowed; some mild spotting of edges; a very good copy in a slightly nicked and torn dust-jacket, with small areas of surface loss on spine.

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DARWIN, Bernard (Bernard Richard Meirion), 1876-1961 : FIFTY YEARS OF ‘COUNTRY LIFE’.

DARWIN, Bernard (Bernard Richard Meirion), 1876-1961 : FIFTY YEARS OF ‘COUNTRY LIFE’.

London : Country Life, (1947). First edition. An attractive and well-illustrated history of the magazine-cum-institution.
Crown 4to (24cm). 94pp. Thirty-six plates, three in colour. Original cloth gilt; top edge gilt; a few minor marks; mild spotting of edges, but a very good and sound copy.

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DROTNER, Kirsten : ENGLISH CHILDREN AND THEIR MAGAZINES, 1751-1945.

DROTNER, Kirsten : ENGLISH CHILDREN AND THEIR MAGAZINES, 1751-1945.

New Haven : Yale University Press, (1988). First edition. A full-scale history of periodical publishing for children in England, drawing on her doctoral thesis, with special emphasis on readership and perception.
Medium 8vo (24cm). x,272,[vi]pp. Illustrations. Original cloth; very good in a just faintly rubbed dust-jacket.

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HOFFMAN, Frederick J.; ALLEN, Charles & ULRICH, Carolyn F. : THE LITTLE MAGAZINE : A HISTORY AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY.

HOFFMAN, Frederick J.; ALLEN, Charles & ULRICH, Carolyn F. : THE LITTLE MAGAZINE : A HISTORY AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY.

Princeton : Princeton University Press, 1947. Second and best edition, incorporating corrections and additions to the original 1946 edition. A survey and bibliography of the early twentieth-century English-language literary magazines, with much on their editors, contributors and content.
Foolscap 4to (23cm). (xiv),450pp. Plates. Portraits. Facsimiles. Original cloth; very good in a worn and chipped dust-jacket.

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JERROLD, Walter (Walter Copeland), 1865-1929 : DOUGLAS JERROLD AND ‘PUNCH’.

JERROLD, Walter (Walter Copeland), 1865-1929 : DOUGLAS JERROLD AND ‘PUNCH’.

London : Macmillan & Co., 1910. First edition. A full-length account of the writer, playwright and wit Douglas Jerrold (1803-1857) and his distinctive voice in the emergence of “Punch” as a national institution. Also includes four of Jerrold’s longer pieces for “Punch” – “Capsicum House for Young Ladies”, “The Life and Adventures of Miss Robinson Crusoe”, “Our Honeymoon” and “Exhibition of the English in China”, as well as a full listing of all his anonymous or pseudonymous contributions to the magazine.
Demy 8vo (24cm). (xii),(448)pp. Plates. Illustrations. Original decorative cloth gilt; small puncture to upper board; endpapers tanned; rear endpaper cracked; some leaves a little roughly opened, but a good and still bright copy. Ownership inscriptions of the solicitor William Vaughan Best (1867-1942) and A. W. Best.

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LEVER, Rachelle : THE LITTLE MAGAZINE IN SOUTH AFRICA : A BIBLIOGRAPHY.

LEVER, Rachelle : THE LITTLE MAGAZINE IN SOUTH AFRICA : A BIBLIOGRAPHY.

Johannesburg : University of the Witwatersrand, 1973. First edition. An annotated checklist, giving details of 115 South African little magazines, from the “Adelphi Literary Review”, first published in Johannesburg in 1962, to the Afrikaans “Wapenskou”, fitst published at Stellenbosch in 1940.
Pott folio (29cm). [2],viii,27 [i.e. 28]pp. Original cloth-backed stapled wrappers; lightly sunned; a few minor marks, but a very good copy.

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LINTON, W.J. (William James), 1812-1897 : JAMES WATSON : A MEMOIR OF THE DAYS OF THE FIGHT FOR A FREE PRESS IN ENGLAND AND OF THE AGITATION FOR THE PEOPLE’S CHARTER.

LINTON, W.J. (William James), 1812-1897 : JAMES WATSON : A MEMOIR OF THE DAYS OF THE FIGHT FOR A FREE PRESS IN ENGLAND AND OF THE AGITATION FOR THE PEOPLE’S CHARTER.

New York : Augustus M Kelley, 1971. A facsimile reprint of the original 1880 edition. A memoir of James Watson (1799-1874), radical printer and publisher, champion of free speech and a free press. In the “English Book Trade” series.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [xii],(54),[vi]pp. Portrait. Original cloth gilt; faint marking to lower cover, but otherwise a very good, bright and sound copy.

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MAY, James Boyer, 1904-1981 : TWIGS AS VARIED BENT (THE RECENT PART OF LITTLE MAGAZINES IN LITERATURE).

MAY, James Boyer, 1904-1981 : TWIGS AS VARIED BENT (THE RECENT PART OF LITTLE MAGAZINES IN LITERATURE).

New York : Sparrow Magazine, (1954). First edition. A survey of the impact of the little magazines on literature in England and America – by the founder of “Trace” magazine. Printed by the UK distributors, Villiers Publications. Vagrom Chapbooks No. 1.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (78),[ii]pp. Original cloth; a hint of bruising, but a very good copy in a soiled, faded and lightly worn dust-jacket.

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[MUDDIMAN, Joseph George, 1861-1939] : TERCENTENARY HANDLIST OF ENGLISH & WELSH NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES & REVIEWS.

[MUDDIMAN, Joseph George, 1861-1939] : TERCENTENARY HANDLIST OF ENGLISH & WELSH NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES & REVIEWS.

London : The Times, 1920. First edition. An exhaustive and fully indexed chronological listing of all the known English and Welsh newspapers, magazines and periodicals from 1620 to 1919 – including dates of first and last issue, etc. Prefaced by an historical introduction to newspaper history.
Royal 8vo (26cm). (214),(lii),215-324,(xxxvi)pp. Original cloth gilt over bevelled boards; just a little rubbed and lightly dulled, but a very good, sound and serviceable copy. Neat contemporary ownership inscription.

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NESBITT, George L. (George Lyman), 1903-1985 : BENTHAMITE REVIEWING : THE FIRST TWELVE YEARS OF THE WESTMINSTER REVIEW 1824-1836.

NESBITT, George L. (George Lyman), 1903-1985 : BENTHAMITE REVIEWING : THE FIRST TWELVE YEARS OF THE WESTMINSTER REVIEW 1824-1836.

New York : Columbia University Press, 1934. First edition. An interesting study of place, period, and its currents of debate and thought, with much on Jeremy Bentham, Sir John Bowring, Lord Byron, Thomas Carlyle, James Mill, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Love Peacock, etc. In the Columbia “Studies in English and Comparative Literature” series.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (viii),208,[ii]pp. Original cloth; very slightly rubbed and a little sunned; faint mark to lower cover, but otherwise a very good and sound copy.

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NOYCE, John (John Leonard), 1950- : THE DIRECTORY OF BRITISH ALTERNATIVE PERIODICALS 1965-1974.

NOYCE, John (John Leonard), 1950- : THE DIRECTORY OF BRITISH ALTERNATIVE PERIODICALS 1965-1974.

Hassocks : Harvester Press / Atlantic Highlands : Humanities Press, (1979). First edition. The outpourings of a hirsute generation, with such details as can be reconstructed of the publication history of over 1250 titles from “Aardvark” to “Zoar”, by way of “Harpies Bizarre”, “Heavy Daze”, “Kaos” and “Karma”- the “most substantial listing of the underground and alternative press in Britain ... very few of the titles listed in the Directory are held by public or academic libraries in Britain”.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [xiv],(360),[ii]pp. Original cloth; a touch rubbed, but overall very good.

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ROSE, R.N. (Robert Norman), 1889-1968 : THE FIELD : 1853-1893.

ROSE, R.N. (Robert Norman), 1889-1968 : THE FIELD : 1853-1893.

London : Michael Joseph, (1953). First edition. A centenary history of the sporting magazine for “the man out of town” founded by Robert Smith Surtees, with material on Surtees himself; angling; gun and rifle trials; the birth of lawn tennis; farming, sport and golfing art; sporting exhibitions, etc.
Medium 8vo (24cm). (216)pp. Colour frontispiece. Plates, portraits, facsimiles. Original cloth; a touch of rubbing, but a very good copy in a lightly used and nicked dust-jacket.

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SULLIVAN, Alvin, (Alvin Delano), 1942-1991 – editor : BRITISH LITERARY MAGAZINES : THE MODERN AGE, 1914-1984.

SULLIVAN, Alvin, (Alvin Delano), 1942-1991 – editor : BRITISH LITERARY MAGAZINES : THE MODERN AGE, 1914-1984.

Westport (CT) : Greenwood Press, (1986). First edition. Essays, profiles and publication histories of all the twentieth-century British literary magazines – alphabetically arranged from “The Abinger Chronicle” to “X : A Quarterly Review” – with supplementary appendices giving material on the social and literary chronology, Scottish periodicals, magazines with short runs, etc. The fourth in the “British Literary Magazines” series, and forming part of the “Historical Guides to the World’s Periodicals and Newspapers” project.
Medium 8vo (25cm). (xxxii),(630),[ii]pp. Original cloth; very good.

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WARWICK, Ronald : COMMONWEALTH LITERATURE PERIODICALS : A BIBLIOGRAPHY, INCLUDING PERIODICALS OF FORMER COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES, WITH LOCATIONS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

WARWICK, Ronald : COMMONWEALTH LITERATURE PERIODICALS : A BIBLIOGRAPHY, INCLUDING PERIODICALS OF FORMER COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES, WITH LOCATIONS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

London : Mansell, 1979. First edition. A bibliography of English-language literary periodicals arranged by region – Africa, Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore, Mediterranean, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, South Asia (Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka), Pakistan, South Africa and the Sudan.
Crown 4to (26cm). (xxvi),146pp. Original cloth; some very minor wear and a few faint marks, but a good copy.

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