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L.P. Harley Book Collection

150 items.

A collection of printed first editions and critical studies of Leslie Poles Hartley (1895–1972), novelist, short-story writer and critic.

Among the works represented in first edition are:

  • early writings, such as: Night Fears (1924), Simonetta Perkins (1925) and The Killing Bottle (1932)
  • the trilogy: The Shrimp and the Anemone (1944), The Sixth Heaven (1944) and Eustace and Hilda (1947)
  • The Go-Between (1953)
  • the later novels: The Brickfield (1964) and The Betrayal (1966)

There are several advance copies, and not a few of the volumes carry inscriptions by the author.

The book collection complements an important collection of L.P. Hartley papers.

Finding aids

Recorded in general printed-book catalogue.


The John Rylands Library

Using the reading rooms in the John Rylands Library