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First Editions

Wood James - Rare Summer

Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's black cloth with title in white on spine. Free front endpaper missing. No inscriptions. 207 pages.Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is protected in a removable cover. This is a lovely tight clean copy. James Wood's 10th novel is set in the Flanders of 1940 as seen through the eyes of a young Scottish private soldier. "Here are those disastrous months leading to Dunkirk as they were experienced by raw. uninformed, badly supported infantrymen."
Published : Hutchinson, London 1965, First Edition

Wood James - The Seine Fishers

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is clean, complete and untorn. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Some edge foxing. 192 pages. A fictional tale of Scottish seine-net fishermen.
Published : Gerald Duckworth & Co, London 1956, First Edition

Wood James - The Shop in Loch Street

Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's maroon cloth with title in silver on spine. Lacks blank front free end-paper. 208 pages. The good dustwrapper is not price-clipped and shows fairly minor edge wear and tear. It is now protected in a removable cover. "Glasgow's back strreets, stabbed bodies, women reporters, policemen, Teddy boys....all these have their place in this fast-moving novel."
Published : Hutchinson, London 1958, First Edition

Wooolf, Virginia (Contributes) - Atalanta's Garland Being the Book of the Edinburgh University Women's Union 1926

Illustrated by Jessie M. King; Phoebe Traquair; Cecile Walton et al.
Hardback. Cream cloth spine with paper-covered boards. Lacks title label to upper board otherwise very good. Quite a nice clean copy with no ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.xiv,192. Includes contributions by Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, Edwin Muir, Hugh McDiarmid etc. 12 illustrations including four in colour with 10 tissue-guarded (the other two being photograps). Illustrators include Jessie M. King, Phoebe Traquair, and Katharine Cameron.
Published : Edinburgh Unversity Press, Edinburgh 1926, First Edition

Yates Dornford - Shoal Water

Hardback. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear and which is not price-clipped. . No ownership inscription. Moderate edge foxing. 317 pages.
Published : Ward Lock, London 1940, First Edition

Yeats William Butler (Writing as "Ganconagh") - John Sherman and Dhoya

Hardback. A very good copy in the original tan cloth ruled in green. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. Some foxing to front end-papers but generally clean. 195 pages. An early work by Yeats published as the tenth title in the Pseudonym Library. Only 356 hardback copies are believed to have been printed.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1891, First Edition

Yeats, William Butler - Responsibilities; Poems and a Play

Hardback. No. 237 of 400 copies. A very good copy in grey paper-covered boards with linen spine. Lettered on the upper board in black. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Grey end-papers. A little spotting to boards and some discolouration of end-papers. Otherwise a clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Photograph available on request.
Published : The Cuala Press, Churchtown, Dundrum 1914, First Edition

Young Andrew McLaren - The Green Man

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is chipped at the foot of the spine. Not foxed and no ownership inscription. 46pp.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1947, First Edition