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1 Bates, H.E. AN ASPIDISTRA IN BABYLON
London: Michael Joseph, (1960). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper, else a sharp, very nearly fine copy, in burgundy boards with gilt spine lettering; in a mildly age-toned, very very lightly edgeworn illustrated dust jacket. A beautiful copy. 
Four novellas: the title story, "A Month by the Lake"; "A Prospect of Orchards"; "The Grapes of Paradise." "A Month by the Lake" was filmed in 1995 with Vanessa Redgrave and Edward Fox, "Aspidistra" adapted for Granada TV with Jeremy Brett in 1973. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Bates, H.E. SALLY GO ROUND THE MOON
London: The White Owl Press, 1932. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Foxed throughout, else this would be a nearly fine copy in beige cloth shelfback over brown textured boards; in a dust jacket that shows tanning to the spine, a number of short closed edge tears and tiny nicks. 
Scarce little novella (42 pages) by the popular author of THE DARLING BUDS OF MAY, MY UNCLE SILAS and FAIR STOOD THE WIND FOR FRANCE, whose mastery of the short story inspired Graham Greene to dub him Green Britain's successor to Chekhov. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Bates, H.E. SPELLA HO
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1938. First U.S. edition, first printing. Jacket by J. O'Hara Cosgrave, II. Hardcover. Light stray mark across green top-edge coloring, else fine in beige cloth lettered in green; in a lightly age-toned, lightly edgeworn illustrated dust jacket that shows a number of very tiny nicks, short split at front flap fold. A very attractive copy! 
The story of the rise of a strong man, Bruno Shadbolt, of his power over men and women, and of the country house, Spella Ho, which cast a spell on him from the moment he beheld it. Set in Bates's beloved Midlands and ranging over the years 1873-1931. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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4 Bates, H.E. THE DAFFODIL SKY
London: Michael Joseph, (1955). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A very nice near fine copy, in black binding with gilt spine lettering; in a price-clipped illustrated dust jacket that shows some age-darkening and light edgewear. Jacket art by Wildsmith. 
Collection of stories by one of the genuine masters of the form: fifteen stories: the title tale, "The Good Corn"; "Country Society"; "Across the Bay"; "Elaine"; "The Maker of Coffins"; "The Treasure Game"; "Chaff in the Wind"; "Roman Figures"; more. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Bates, H.E. THE FEAST OF JULY
London: Michael Joseph, (1954). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Hint of dust soiling to the upper edge, else a fine copy in textured green cloth with gilt spine stamping; in an age-toned, otherwise fine, dust jacket. A lovely example. 
"Vowing to find and kill the lover who seduced and abandoned her, Bella Ford is diverted and taken in by the devout Wainwrights, where she develops a passionate and deadly relationship with one of the family sons."--Ingram. Filmed in 1995. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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6 Bates, H.E. THE MODERN SHORT STORY: A Critical Survey
Boston, Massachusetts: The Writer, Inc., Publishers, (1976). 0871160706 / 9780871160706 Reprint of the New Edition, which was originally released in 1971. Hardcover. Fine, in black boards with silver spine titling; in a neatly price-clipped, otherwise fine dust jacket. 231 pages, including index. With the author's preface to the 1971 edition. 
Eloquent, incisive, and illuminating study by an author who ought to know -- Bates published nearly thirty volumes of short stories and novellas. With special attention paid to Chekhov, Gogol, Poe, Mansfield, Coppard, Tolstoy, Wells, Kipling, Lawrence. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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