Sunday

Desiderata


Categories:
Books I'd Like to Own
Odd volumes to Complete a Set


Authors:
  • Joseph Campbell (1904-1987)
  • Graham Greene (1904-1991)
  • Russell Haley (1934-2016)
  • Craig Harrison (1942- )
  • Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)
  • Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
  • Penguin Modern European Poets (1958-84)
  • T. G. H. Strehlow (1908–1978)
  • Henry Torrens (1806–1852)
  • Henry Weber (1783-1816)
  • P. G. Wodehouse (1881–1975)
  • Frances A. Yates (1899-1981)





The ones I already own are marked in bold:


Joseph Campbell: The Mythic Image (1974)


    Joseph John Campbell (1904-1987)

  1. [with Jeff King & Maud Oakes]: Where the Two Came to Their Father: A Navaho War Ceremonial (1943)
  2. [with Henry Morton Robinson]: A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake. 1944. London: Faber, 1947.
  3. The Hero with a Thousand Faces. 1949. London: Paladin, 1988.
  4. The Masks of God. 4 vols: 1959-68:
    • 1: Primitive Mythology. 1959. London: Secker & Warburg, 1960.
    • 2: Oriental Mythology. 1962. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1981.
    • 3: Occidental Mythology. 1964. London: Secker & Warburg, 1965.
    • 4: Creative Mythology. London: Secker & Warburg, 1968.
  5. The Flight of the Wild Gander: Explorations in the Mythological Dimension. 1969. New York: HarperPerennial, 1990.
  6. Myths to Live By. Foreword by Johnson E. Fairchild. 1972. New York: Bantam Books, 1988.
  7. The Mythic Image (1974)
  8. The Inner Reaches of Outer Space: Metaphor As Myth and As Religion (1986)
  9. Historical Atlas of World Mythology. 4 vols. 1983-89:
    • The Way of the Animal Powers (1983)
    • The Way of the Seeded Earth (1988)
    • The Way of the Celestial Lights (1989)
    • The Way of Man (1989)
  10. [with Bill Moyers]: The Power of Myth. Ed. Betty Sue Flowers. Doubleday. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc., 1988.
  11. Transformations of Myth Through Time (1990)
  12. A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living. Ed. Robert Walter, from material by Diane K. Osbon (1991)
  13. Mythic Worlds, Modern Words: On the Art of James Joyce. Ed. Edmund L. Epstein (1993)
  14. The Mythic Dimension: Selected Essays (1959–1987). Ed. Anthony Van Couvering (1993)
  15. Baksheesh & Brahman: Indian Journals (1954–1955). Ed. Robin/Stephen Larsen & Anthony Van Couvering (1995)
  16. The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell. 2001- :
    • Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor. Ed. Eugene Kennedy (2001)
    • Sake & Satori: Asian Journals — Japan. Ed. David Kudler (2002)
    • Myths of Light: Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal. Ed. David Kudler (2003)
    • Pathways to Bliss: Mythology and Personal Transformation. Ed. David Kudler (2004)
    • Mythic Imagination: Collected Short Fiction of Joseph Campbell (2012)
    • Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine. Ed. Safron Rossi (2013)
    • Romance of the Grail: The Magic and Mystery of Arthurian Myth. Ed. Evans Lansing Smith (2015)
    • The Ecstasy of Being: Mythology and Dance. Ed. Nancy Allison (2017)
  17. The later, more heavily illustrated ones are worth having in the original hardback editions, I suspect.


    Graham Greene: The Bear Fell Free (1935)


    Graham Greene (1904-1991)

  18. Babbling April (1925) [verse]
  19. Rumour at Nightfall (1931) [novel]
  20. The Bear Fell Free (1935) [short story]
  21. British Dramatists (1942) [non-fiction]
  22. The Little Train (1946 / 1973, illus. Edward Ardizzone) [children's book]
  23. The Little Fire Engine (1950 / 1973, illus. Edward Ardizzone) [children's book]
  24. The Little Horse Bus (1952 / 1974, illus. Edward Ardizzone) [children's book]
  25. The Little Steamroller (1955 / 1974, illus. Edward Ardizzone) [children's book]
  26. The Spy's Bedside Book, ed. Graham & Hugh Greene (1957) [non-fiction]
  27. An Impossible Woman: The Memories of Dottoressa Moor of Capri, ed. Graham Greene (1975)
  28. A Quick Look Behind: Footnotes to an Autobiography (1983) [verse]
  29. Why the Epigraph? (1989) [epigraphs - with explanatory notes - from the author's books]
  30. A Weed Among the Flowers (1990) [travel]
  31. Mornings in the Dark: The Graham Greene Film Reader, ed. David Parkinson (1993)
  32. Articles of Faith: The Collected Tablet Journalism of Graham Greene, ed. Ian Thomson (2006)
  33. Just a few scraps of his oeuvre here.


    Russell Haley (1934-2016)


    Russell Haley (1934-2016)

  34. Haley, Russell. Tomorrow Tastes Better. Auckland: HarperCollins New Zealand, 2001.
  35. The foremost Yorkshire surrealist in New Zealand (C. K. Stead).


    Craig Harrison: The Quiet Earth (1981)


    Craig Harrison (1942- )

  36. Harrison, Craig. The Quiet Earth. Auckland: Hodder and Stoughton, 1981.
  37. NZ Sci-fi: The first edition is difficult to find.


    Low: Aldous Huxley (1935)


    Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

  38. The Burning Wheel (1916) [verse]
  39. Jonah (1917) [verse]
  40. The Defeat of Youth and Other Poems (1918) [verse]
  41. Limbo (1920) [short stories]
  42. On the Margin (1923) [essays]
  43. UK: Little Mexican / US: Young Archimedes (1924) [short stories]
  44. Along The Road: Notes and Essays of a Tourist (1925) [travel]
  45. Selected Poems (1925) [verse]
  46. Essays New and Old (1926) [essays]
  47. Two or Three Graces (1926) [short stories]
  48. Proper Studies (1927) [essays]
  49. Arabia Infelix and Other Poems (1929) [verse]
  50. Do What You Will (1929) [essays]
  51. Brief Candles (1930) [short stories]
  52. Vulgarity in Literature (1930) [essays]
  53. The Olive Tree and Other Essays (1936) [essays]
  54. Pacifism and Philosophy (1936) [non-fiction]
  55. An Encyclopedia of Pacifism (1937) [non-fiction]
  56. They Still Draw Pictures: A Collection of 60 Drawings Made by Spanish Children During the War (1938) [non-fiction]
  57. Words and their Meanings (1940) [essays]
  58. The Art of Seeing (1942) [non-fiction]
  59. Science, Liberty and Peace (1946) [essays]
  60. Themes and Variations (1950) [essays]
  61. UK: Adonis and the Alphabet / US: Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow (1956) [essays]
  62. Collected Essays (1958) [essays]
  63. On Art and Artists (1960) [essays]
  64. The Politics of Ecology (1962) [non-fiction]
  65. Literature and Science (1963) [essays]
  66. The Crows of Pearblossom (1967) [children's book]
  67. Collected Poems (1971) [verse]
  68. Moksha: Writings on Psychedelics and the Visionary Experience 1931–63 (1977) [essays]
  69. The Human Situation: Lectures at Santa Barbara, 1959 (1977) [essays]
  70. Selected Letters (2007)
  71. A few bits and pieces - mostly superseded by the Complete Essays (2000-02).


    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

  72. Kipling, Rudyard. A Fleet in Being. 1898.
  73. Kipling, Rudyard. France at War. 1915.
  74. Kipling, Rudyard. The New Army in Training. 1915.
  75. Kipling, Rudyard. The War in the Mountains. 1917.
  76. Kipling, Rudyard. The Eyes of Asia. 1917.
  77. Kipling, Rudyard. The Irish Guards in the Great War. 1923.
  78. Kipling, Rudyard. Souvenirs of France. 1933.
  79. Kipling, Rudyard. Collected Dog Stories. 1934.
  80. Kipling, Rudyard. Brazilian Sketches. 1938.
  81. Kipling, Rudyard. Sussex Edition. 30 vols. 1937-40.
  82. Pinney, Thomas, ed. Kipling's India: Uncollected Sketches (1884-1888). 1986.
  83. Pinney, Thomas, ed. A Second Book of Words: Some uncollected speeches (1884-1935). 2008.
  84. Mostly available on the Kipling Society's New Readers' Guide site, but still desirable.


    Blaise Cendrars: Selected Poems (1979)


    Penguin Modern European Poets

  85. Cendrars, Blaise. Selected Poems. Trans. Peter Hoida. Introduction by Mary Ann Caws. Penguin Modern European Poets. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1979.
  86. I have copies of a great many of these, but not Cendrars.


    T. G. H. Strehlow: Songs of Central Australia (1971)


    T. G. H. Strehlow (1908–1978)

  87. Strehlow, T. G. H. Songs of Central Australia. Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1971.
  88. Incredibly, terrifyingly rare - but fascinating.


    Henry Whitelock Torrens (1806–1852)

  89. Torrens, Henry, trans. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments. Calcutta: W. Thacker & Co., 1838.
  90. The first attempt (in English) at a complete translation of the Nights.


    Henry Weber: Eastern Tales (1812)


    Henry Weber (1783-1816)

  91. Weber, Henry, ed. Tales from the East. 3 vols. Edinburgh: James Ballantyne, 1812.
  92. A compendium of "Oriental Tales" from a variety of disparate sources.


    P. G. Wodehouse (1881–1975)

  93. Wodehouse, P. G. William Tell Told Again. 1904.
  94. Wodehouse, P. G. Love Among the Chickens. 1906.
  95. Wodehouse, P. G. Not George Washington. 1907.
  96. Wodehouse, P. G. The Globe 'By the Way' Book. 1908.
  97. Wodehouse, P. G. The Swoop! 1909.
  98. Wodehouse, P. G. The Prince and Betty. 1912.
  99. Wodehouse, P. G. Jill the Reckless. 1921.
  100. Wodehouse, P. G. If I Were You. 1931.
  101. Wodehouse, P. G. Louder and Funnier. 1932.
  102. Wodehouse, P. G. Nothing Serious. 1950.
  103. Wodehouse, P. G. A Few Quick Ones. 1959.
  104. Wodehouse, P. G. The Girl in Blue. 1970.
  105. These are definitely of secondary interest only, but it seemed convenient to list here the Wodehouses I haven't managed to find as yet (at a reasonable price, at any rate).


    Frances Yates: Fragments autobiographique (2009)


    Frances A. Yates (1899-1981)

  106. Yates, Frances A. John Florio: The Life of an Italian in Shakespeare's England. 1934. New York: Octagon Press, 1968.
  107. Yates, Frances A. The French Academies of the Sixteenth Century. London: University of London Press, 1947.
  108. Yates, Frances A. The Valois Tapestries. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1959.
  109. Yates, Frances A., ed. Simon Bouquet's La ioyeuse Entree de Charles IX Roy de France en Paris, 1572. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1973.
  110. Yates, Frances A. Renaissance and Reform: The Italian Contribution. Collected Essays, Volume 2. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1983.
  111. Yates, Frances A. Ideas and Ideals in the North European Renaissance. Collected Essays, Volume 3. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1984.
  112. Any editions or reprints of these books will do: Firsts or otherwise.


Series:
  • The Brontë Sisters (1816–1855; 1818–1848; 1820–1849): The Works of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë (12 vols - 1893-96)
  • Lord Byron (1788-1824): Letters and Journals (12 vols - 1974-82)
  • Charles Dickens (1812-1870): The 'Daily News' Memorial Edition (19 vols - 1900-1910)
  • Poetry New Zealand (6 vols - 1970-84)
  • Poetry NZ (48 vols - 1990-2014)
  • Alexander Pope (1688-1744): Twickenham Edition (11 vols - 1940-1969)
  • Marcel Proust (1871-1922): Selected Letters (4 vols - 1983-2000)
  • Virginia Woolf (1882-19241): Collected Essays (6 vols - 1986-2009)
  • W. B. Yeats (1865-1939): The Collected Works (14 vols - 1983- )



Charles Dickens: Sets of Fake Books




The ones I already own are marked in bold:


Brontë Sisters: Collected Works (1893-96)


    The Brontë Sisters (1816–1855; 1818–1848; 1820–1849)

  1. The Works of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë. Illustrations by A. S. Greig. Ornaments by T. C. Tilney. 12 vols. 1893. London: J. M. Dent, 1895-96.
    1. Jane Eyre, by Currer Bell (Charlotte Brontë). Vol. 1 of 2. Introduction by F. J. S. (1896)
    2. Jane Eyre. Vol. 2 of 2 (1896)
    3. Shirley, by Currer Bell (Charlotte Brontë). Vol. 1 of 2. Introduction by F. J. S. (1896)
    4. Shirley. Vol. 2 of 2 (1896)
    5. Villette, by Currer Bell (Charlotte Brontë). Vol. 1 of 2.
    6. Villette. Vol. 2 of 2.
    7. The Professor, by Currer Bell (Charlotte Brontë). Introduction by F. J. S. (1895)
    8. Poems of Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell, by Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë. With Cottage Poems by Patrick Brontë, Introduction by F. J. S. (1896)
    9. Wuthering Heights, by Ellis Bell (Emily Brontë). Vol. 1 of 2. Introduction by F. J. S.
    10. Wuthering Heights. Vol. 2 of 2. Agnes Grey, by Acton Bell (Anne Brontë). Introduction by F. J. S. (1896)
    11. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Acton Bell (Anne Brontë). Vol. 1 of 2. Introduction by F. J. S. (1893)
    12. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Acton Bell (Anne Brontë). Vol. 2 of 2 (1893)


  2. Leslie Marchand, ed.: Byron's Letters and Journals (1973-1994)


    Lord Byron (1788-1824)

  3. Byron, George Gordon, Lord. ‘What comes uppermost’. Byron's Letters and Journals. Vol. 13: Supplementary Materials. Ed. Leslie A. Marchand. London: John Murray / Harvard University: Belknap Press, 1994.



  4. Charles Dickens: The 'Daily News' Memorial Edition (1900-1910)


    Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

  5. Charles Dickens: The 'Daily News' Memorial Edition. 19 vols. London: Chapman & Hall, Ld, n.d. [c.1900-1910]:
    1. Sketches by Boz: Illustrative of Everyday Life and Everyday People. Illustrated by George Cruickshank (1836-39)
    2. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Illustrated by Phiz et al (1836-37)
    3. Oliver Twist / A Tale of Two Cities (1837-39 & 1859)
    4. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1839)
    5. The Old Curiosity Shop (1841)
    6. Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of ‘80. Illustrated (1841)
    7. American Notes / Pictures from Italy / A Child’s History of England (1842, 1846 & 1851-53)
    8. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. Illustrated (1843-44)
    9. Christmas Books: A Christmas Carol / The Chimes / The Cricket on the Hearth / The Battle of Life / The Haunted Man & Hard Times. Illustrated (1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1848 & 1853)
    10. Dealings with the Firm of Dombey & Son: Wholesale, Retail, and for Exportation. Illustrated (1848)
    11. The Personal History of David Copperfield. Illustrated (1850)
    12. Bleak House (1853)
    13. Little Dorrit. Illustrated by Phiz (1857)
    14. Great Expectations / The Uncommercial Traveller (1860-61, 1860-69)
    15. Our Mutual Friend. Illustrated by Marcus Stone (1864-65)
    16. The Mystery of Edwin Drood & Reprinted Pieces. Illustrated (1870 & 1858)
    17. Christmas Stories: From “Household Words” and “All The Year Round” & Other Stories: Master Humphrey’s Clock / Hunted Down / Holiday Romance / George Silverman's Explanation. Illustrated (1874, 1840, 1867)
    18. The Dickens Dictionary, by Gilbert A. Pierce & William A. Wheeler (18800
    19. Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1872-74)



  6. Frank McKay, ed.: Poetry New Zealand 4 (1979)


    Poetry New Zealand (1971-1984):

  7. Poetry New Zealand 4 (1979), ed. Frank McKay (Dunedin: John McIndoe Limited).

  8. Poetry New Zealand 5 (1982), ed. Frank McKay (Dunedin: John McIndoe Limited).



  9. Alistair Paterson, ed.: Poetry NZ 13 (1996)


    Poetry NZ (1990-2014):

  10. Poetry NZ 1 (1990), ed. David Drummond (Auckland: Brick Row).

  11. Poetry NZ 7 (1993), ed. Bernard Gadd (Auckland: Brick Row).

  12. Poetry NZ 13 (1996), ed. c (Auckland: Brick Row).



  13. Alexander Pope: Twickenham Edition (1973-1994)


    Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

  14. Pope, Alexander. The Twickenham Edition of the Poems of Alexander Pope. Ed. John Butt. 11 [=12] vols (London: Methuen & Co. Ltd. / New Haven: Yale University Press, 1940-69):
    1. Volume I: Pastoral Poetry and An Essay on Criticism. Ed. E. Audra & Aubrey Williams (1961)
    2. Volume II: The Rape of the Lock and Other Poems. Ed. Geoffrey Tillotson (1940)
    3. Volume III (i): An Essay on Man. Ed. Maynard Mack (1950)
    4. Volume III (ii): Epistles to Several Persons (Moral Essays). Ed. F. W. Bateson (1951)
    5. Volume IV: Imitations of Horace with An Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot and the Epilogue to the Satires. Ed. John Butt (1939)
    6. Volume V: The Dunciad. Ed. James Sutherland (1943)
    7. Volume VI: Minor Poems. Ed. Norman Ault & John Butt (1957)
    8. Volume VII-VIII: The Iliad of Homer. Ed. Maynard Mack (1967)
    9. Volume IX-X: The Odyssey of Homer. Ed. Maynard Mack (1967)
    10. Volume XI: Index



  15. Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

  16. Proust, Marcel. Selected Letters. Ed. Philip Kolb. 4 vols (1983- 2000):
    • Volume One: 1880-1903. Trans. Ralph Manheim. Introduction by J. M. Cocking. 1983. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985.
    • Volume Two: 1904-1909. Trans. Terence Kilmartin. London: William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1989.
    • Volume Three: 1910-1917. Trans. Terence Kilmartin. London: HarperCollins, 1992.
    • Volume Four: 1910-1917. Trans. Joanna Kilmartin. Foreword by Alain De Botton. London: HarperCollins, 2000.



  17. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

  18. Woolf, Virginia. Collected Essays. Ed. Andrew McNeillie & Stuart N. Clarke. 6 Vols. The Hogarth Press, 1986-2009.
    • Volume 1: 1904-1912. Ed. Andrew McNeillie. London: The Hogarth Press, 1986.
    • Volume 2: 1912-1918. Ed. Andrew McNeillie. London: The Hogarth Press, 1987.
    • Volume 3: 1919-1924. Ed. Andrew McNeillie. London: The Hogarth Press, 1989.
    • Volume 4: 1925-1928. Ed. Andrew McNeillie. London: The Hogarth Press, 1994.
    • Volume 5: 1929-1932. Ed. Stuart N. Clarke. London: The Hogarth Press, 2009.
    • Volume 6: 1933-1941. Ed. Stuart N. Clarke. London: The Hogarth Press, 2000.



  19. W. B. Yeats: The Poems (1997)


    W. B. Yeats (1865-1939)

  20. The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats. General Editors: Richard J. Finneran & George Mills Harper (1983- )
    1. Yeats, W. B. The Poems: 2nd Edition. Ed. Richard J. Finneran. 1983. The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, I. London: Macmillan Limited, 1997.
    2. Yeats, W. B. The Plays. Ed. David R. Clark. The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, II. London: Macmillan Limited, 2001.
    3. Yeats, W. B. Autobiographies. Ed. Douglas Archibald, J. Fraser Cocks III, & Gretchen L. Schwenker. The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, III. London: Macmillan Limited, 1999.
    4. Yeats, W. B. Early Essays [Ideas of Good and Evil; The Cutting of an Agate]. 1903, 1912. Ed. Richard J. Finneran & George Bornstein. The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, IV. London: Macmillan Limited, 2007.
    5. Yeats, W. B. Later Essays [Per Amica Silentia Lunae &c.]. 1917. Ed. William H. O'Donnell. The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, V. London: Macmillan Limited, 1994.
    6. Yeats, W. B. Prefaces and Introductions. Ed. William H. O'Donnell. The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, VI. London: Macmillan Limited, 1989.
    7. Yeats, W. B. Letters to the New Island. Ed. George Bornstein & Hugh Witemeyer. The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, VII. London: Macmillan Limited, 1989.
    8. Yeats, W. B. The Irish Dramatic Movement. Ed. Mary FitzGerald & Richard J. Finneran. The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, VIII. London: Macmillan Limited, 2003.
    9. Yeats, W. B. Early Articles and Reviews: Uncollected Articles and Reviews Written Between 1886 and 1900. Ed. John P. Frayne & Madeleine Marchaterre. The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, IX. London: Macmillan Limited, 2004.
    10. Yeats, W. B. Later Articles and Reviews: Uncollected Articles, Reviews, and Radio Broadcasts Written After 1900. Ed. Colton Johnson. The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, X. London: Macmillan Limited, 2000.
    11. [Yeats, W. B. Mythologies. Ed. Warwick Gould, Phillip L. Marcus, & Michael Sidnell. The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, XI. London: Macmillan Limited, tba.]
    12. Yeats, W. B. John Sherman and Dhoya. Ed. Richard J. Finneran. 1991. The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, XII. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1993.
    13. Yeats, W. B. A Vision: The Original 1925 Version. Ed. Catherine E. Paul & Margaret Mills Harper. The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, XIII. London: Macmillan Limited, 2008.
    14. Yeats, W. B. A Vision: The Revised 1937 Edition. Ed. Margaret Mills Harper & Catherine E. Paul. The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, XIV. London: Macmillan Limited, 2015.










2 comments:

  1. This was great! I had been unlucky in finding out what the volumes XI and XIV of W.B. Yeats' works constituted, and now you've help me complete the list. Still, it seems 3 years later XIV is still in tba status.

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  2. Just so. Neither of those two volumes seems to have come out yet -- I filled them in from the contents lists on some of the published volumes (accessible on Amazon.com).

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