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First Editions

Tranter Nigel - The Flockmasters

Hardback. A very good copy in a good, complete and untorn dustwrapper which shows some wear at the edges. Small ownership inscription on front end-paper. Not foxed. 221 pages. A novel of the Highland Clearances.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1960, First Edition
£20.00

Tranter Nigel - The Stone

Hardback. A near very good copy which is bumped at top of spine and bottom tip of front board. No inscriptions. 221 pages. Good dustwrapper with minor rubbing top and bottom of spine, 2 small brown marks on rear cover and water damage on inside of dustwrapper but not showing on outside. Protected in a removeable cover. Price-clipped.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1958, First Edition
£18.00

Tranter Nigel - The Stone

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Some edge foxing. 221 pages. A story about the discovery of the "real" Stone of Destiny and the fight to keep it in Scotland.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1958, First Edition
£10.00

Tranter Nigel - The Young Montrose

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which shows a little wear and tear to the edges. The wrapper is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. Some edge foxing but a clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 416 pages. End-paper maps. A double page hand-written letter by the author comes with this book in which he comments both on this book and on its successor "Montrose Captain-General" which together novelise the life of James Graham, Marquis of Montrose.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1972, First Edition
£30.00

Tranter Nigel - Tinker's Pride

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription. A little edge foxing. 224 pages.
Published : Ward Lock & Co, London 1945, First Edition
£20.00

Tranter Nigel - Warden of the Queen's March

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. 352 pages. A story of one man's dedicated service and loyalty to Mary Queen of Scots in one of the most testing periods of Scottish history.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1989, First Edition
£12.00

Tranter Nigel G. - Watershed

A very good copy without dustwrapper. Inscribed presentation copy from the author, signed by him at Aberlady, Christmas 1941. The boards are unmarked and the book is not foxed. 253pp + adverts. Map.
Published : Ward Lock, London 1941, First Edition
£100.00

Tranter Nigel G. - Watershed

Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's green cloth with title in black on spine, which is slightly faded at the top and bottom. No inscriptions. 253 pages. Good dustwrapper with minor chipping and edge wear which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Ward Lock, London 1943, Reprint
£25.00

Tranter, Nigel - The Captive Crown

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's green cloth with title in gilt on spine which shows some fading.. No inscriptions. 340 pages. The near very good dustwrapper shows some fading to the spine and very minor edgewear. It is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. A nice clean copy internally.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1977, First Edition
£8.00

Trevor, William - Angels at the Ritz and Other Stories

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is just a little creased at top of spine. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. 253 pages. Contains twelve short stories.
Published : The Bodley Head Ltd, London 1975, First Edition
£35.00

Trollope Anthony - Framley Parsonage

Hardback. The complete work extracted from issues of the Cornhill Magazine between January 1860 and April 1861 and bound in one volume. Dark blue cloth with title in gilt on a red title-piece. Staining to upper board. Bookplate and small ex libris label of previous owners. Six plates by Millais (some showing moderate foxing).
Published : The Cornhill Magazine 1860, First Edition
£210.00

Trypanis C.A. - Pompeian Dog

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 54pp. The author's third collection of poems.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1964, First Edition
£5.00

Ustinov Peter - The Banbury Nose: A Play in Four Acts

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in silver in a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which has a smallish chip. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 103 pages. A comedy of English manners.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1945, First Edition
£12.00

Van Gulik Robert - The Willow Pattern - A Chinese Detective Story

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. The spine of the wrapper is a little darkened and there is a little wear to the spine ends. Top edge a little marked. A clean copy intertnally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 184 pages. 15 illustrations by the author. A Judge Dee detective story. Photograph available on request.
Published : Heinemann, London 1965, First Edition
£75.00

Voltaire - La Henriade

A Londres, 1728. Hardback. 4to. First edition with this title and first illustrated edition. A good copy in a full leather contemporary binding. Spine lettered and decorated in gilt and with five raised bands. Boards show some wear and front board starting to come loose. Page edges stained red. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Pp.[xii],202. Frontispiece, title-page vignette, ten full-page illustrations + head and tail pieces. An epic poem in honour of the life of Henry IV of France, its twin themes being the evils of religious fanaticism and civil discord. Photographs available on request.
Published : ,
£530.00

Wall Mervyn - Leaves for the Burning

Hardback. A fine copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. 217 pages. A near very good duswtwrapper which shows minor edgewear, is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.This is a lovely tight clean copy.
Published : Methuen, London 1952, First Edition
£30.00

Wallace Edgar - The Black Avons Europe in the Melting Pot

Boards rather dusty otherwise a very good copy with pictorial onlay on upper board. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 75 pages. A short story.
Published : George Gill & Sons, London 1925, First Edition
£15.00

Watson William - Ode on the Day of the Coronation of King Edward VII

Hardback. A very good copy in a vellum binding lettered in gilt. Edition limited to 175 copies. Bookplate of Kenneth Newton Colville, an author who has written and signed a couple of adulatory lines in pencil on the book about being at the coronation. 36 pages. Watson was twice in the running to be poet laureate but was overlooked both times.
Published : John Lane , The Bodley Head, London 1902, First Edition
£25.00

Waugh Evelyn - Officers and Gentlemen

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which shows some edge wear and tear and with some soiling to the rear panel. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 335 pages.
Published : Chapman and Hall, London 1955, First Edition
£15.00

Waugh Evelyn - The Holy Places

Illustrated by Reynolds Stone.
Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt and with the publisher's initials in gilt on the upper and lower boards. In a very good dustwrapper which has some spotting towards the lower fore-edge of the front panel. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. No. 268 of 950 copies printed on Spicers' mould-made Cream Wove paper. Frontispiece in red. Wood-engravings by Reynolds Stone. Photograph available on request.
Published : The Queen Anne Press, London 1952, First Edition
£120.00

Waugh Evelyn - When the Going Was Good

Hardback. A very good copy in the original cloth. No ownership inscription. A little light edge foxing. 318 pages. Colour frontispiece. Folding map. "The following pages comprise all that I wish to preserve of the four travel books I wrote between the years 1929 and 1935."
Published : Duckworth, London 1946, First Edition
£9.00

Webb Elizabeth - The Quondong Tree

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Bookplate of Compton Mackenzie. 256 pages. A novel of the Australian outback.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1963, First Edition
£15.00

Wells H. G. - A Modern Utopia

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on spine and upper board. Top edge gilt. Previous owner's label on front fixed end-paper. A little light edge foxing and some browning to end-papers. Pp.xi,393. Frontispiece and six illustrations by Edmund J. Sullivan. Wells sets out his ideas as to how a modern Utopia might look.
Published : Chapman & Hall, London 1905, First Edition
£95.00

Wells H. G. - A Year of Prophesying

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Patches of damp-fading to boards, but not spine, and the book is not affected internally. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 272 pages. Comprises 55 articles being one year of the author's journalitic writing.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1924, First Edition
£12.00

Wells H. G. - An Englishman Looks at the World : Being a Series of Unrestrained Remarks Upon Contemporary Matters

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on spine and upper board. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. Pp.viii,357. Twenty-six essays on flight, warfare, sociology, civilisation etc.
Published : Cassell & Company Ltd., London 1914, First Edition
£20.00

Wells H. G. - Apropos of Dolores

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a near very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which has two or three small closed edge tears and which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper otherwise a nice copy internally. 352 pages.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1938, First Edition
£30.00

Wells H. G. - Christina Alberta's Father

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt In a near very good dustwrapper which has a smallish red stain at the foot of the front panel. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. 410 pages.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1925, First Edition
£58.00

Wells H. G. - Democracy Under Revision : A Lecture Delivere at the Sorbonne on March 15th, 1927

Hardback. A very good copy in quarter cloth with blue paper-covered boards. Some browning to end-papers but no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 47 pages.
Published : Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, London 1927, First Edition
£9.00

Wells H. G. - God the Invisible King

Hardback. A near very good copy in the original cloth. Spine lettering faded. Small ownership inscription on front end-paper. Some foxing. Pp.xvii,[ii],206. Wells sets out his religious belief "as forcibly and exactly as possible."
Published : Cassell, London 1917, First Edition
£8.00

Wells H. G. - Imperialism and the Open Conspiracy

Softback. A good copy in yellow paper wraps which are somewhat soiled. Some edge foxing but a clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 24 pages. Wells sets out his anti-imperialist views. This is No. 3 in the Criterion Miscellany series.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1929, First Edition
£15.00

Wells H. G. - In the Days of the Comet

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. Pp.viii,305 + 14 pages of adverts. dated 20.8.06.
Published : Macmillan, London 1906, First Edition
£65.00

Wells H. G. - In the Fourth Year : Anticipations of a World Peace

Hardback. A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in light green. Some edge foxing. Half-title browned. No ownership inscription. Pp.xi,156 + 32 pages publisher's adverts (also browned as is the final page of the text) dated 3.18. Wells argues for the setting up of a League of Nations at the end of the First World War.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1918, First Edition
£20.00

Wells H. G. - Love and Mr. Lewisham

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. A little edge foxing but not foxed internally. Gift inscription (dated September 1900) on end-paper. Pp.iv,323 + 4 pages publisher's adverts. This is generally regarded as one of Wells's best books
Published : Harper & Brothers, London and New York 1900, First Edition
£60.00

Wells H. G. - New Worlds for Old

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt but showing some damp fading to the boards. Pp.vii,355 + 4 pages publisher's adverts. The author's views on socialism.
Published : Archibald Constable & Co, London 1908, First Edition
£10.00

Wells H. G. - Phoenix : a Summary of the Inescapable Conditions of World Reorganisation

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Ownership inscription on title page. 192 pages. Wells outlines his ideas for World reconstruction "for a supreme attempt to defeat war and establish the lasting conditions of peace, freedom, progress and prosperity."
Published : Secker & Warburg, London 1942, First Edition
£20.00

Wells H. G. - Socialism and the Family

Hardback. A near very good copy in a brown quarter cloth binding with green boards. Lettered in black on spine and front board. Top edge gilt. Corner clipped from front end-paper. 60 pages + 4 pages publisher's adverts. Combines two papers written by Wells which together "state pretty completely the attitude of Modern Socialism to family life."
Published : A.C. Fifield, London 1906, First Edition
£20.00

Wells H. G. - Tales of Space and Time

Hardback. A good copy in the original light brown cloth which is darkened on the spine. Some fading towards the foot of the front and rear boards. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.[vi],358 + 2 pages publisher's adverts. Five short stories including "The Star" which "in its immensity of conception and imaginative vividness of execution must be reckoned one of the author's most powerful short stories." (Wells - "The Works of H.G. Wells, p.14). Photograph available on request.
Published : Harper & Brothers, London and New York 1900, First Edition
£265.00

Wells H. G. - Text-Book of Biology Part I Vertebrata and Part II Invertebrates and Plants

Hardbacks. [1893]. A very good two volume set in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on spines. Vol. I, pp.x,149 + 16 page undated catalogue (which refers to this book as being "in the press" and states of another item that it "will be published during the fortnight following the examination of June 1893"). 24 sheets with plates.Vol. II,pp.x,157 + 2 page advert. for evening and vacation classes + 14 page publisher's catalogue dated December 1894. 23 sheets with plates (as called for). Vol. I has no ownership inscription. Vol. II has an ownership inscription on the half-title dated 1895. Neither volume is foxed internally and both have just a touch of edge foxing. This was Wells' first published book. Photographs available on request. A very decent set of a scarce item.
Published : University Correspondence College Press, London 1893, First Edition
£650.00

Wells H. G. - The First Men on the Moon

Hardback. First impression. A good copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on front board and spine. Some wear to spine ends and edges and a rather faded patch at foot of front board. Black end-papers. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.vii,342. 12 illustrations. One of Wells's most famous science fiction titles. Photograph available on request.
Published : George Newnes, London 1901, First Edition
£175.00

Wells H. G. - The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth

Hardback. A very good copy of the first issue in green cloth lettered in gilt. One board tip a little bumped. Bookseller's embossed stamp on front free end-paper but no ownership inscription. Pp.vii,317 + 2 pages undated adverts and 16 pages adverts dated 20.7.04.
Published : Macmillan, London 1904, First Edition
£50.00

Wells H. G. - The Future in America : A Search After Realities

Hardback. A good copy in the original boards which show patches of fading. Internally the book is a very good clean copy with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.ix,359. 12 illustrations. A study of the USA at the start of the 20th century.
Published : Chapman & Hall, London 1906, First Edition
£18.00