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Handscombe Powys Collection
University of Toronto, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963; Powys, Theodore Francis, 1876-1953; Powys, Llewelyn, 1884-1939; English literature--20th century

Chiefly the gift of Richard J. Handscombe in 1988 and 1989.

This is a comprehensive collection by and about John Cowper Powys and his younger brothers Theodore Francis and Llewelyn. It includes first editions and variant printings, rare and limited editions, association copies and secondary sources.

English; some works in translation, primarily French.

1 100 books and pamphlets.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is catalogued. The holdings are annotated in: Thomas, Dante. A Bibliography of the Writings of John Cowper Powys (1872-1963). Mamaronek, N.Y., 1975.Riley, Peter. A Bibliography of T.F. Powys. Hastings (England), 1967.

Physical Access
The collection is open to the public with identification. For further information visit:

Interlibrary Loan: No.

Reprography: As the condition of the material warrants.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
None at the moment.