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First Editions

White, Patrick - The Twyborn Affair

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's brown cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Top edged brown. 432 pages. Very good dustwrapper showing minor edgewear, not price-clipped and protected in a removable cover.
Published : Joanathan Cape, London 1979, First Edition
£8.00

Wilde Oscar - For Love of the King - A Burmese Masque

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. Just a trace of a stain at the foot of the lower board of the book which is not apparent on the dustwrapper. Top edge gilt. Edition limited to 1000 copies on handmade paper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Photograph available on request.
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1922, First Edition
£110.00

Wilde Oscar - Impressions of America

A fair to good copy. The blue paper covers are chipped at the edges and detached. Internal foxing. Limited edition of 500 copies. 40 pages. Includes two previously unpublished poems by Wilde and a preface by Stuart Mason. Housed in a recently made card pocket.
Published : Keystone Press, Sunderland 1906, First Edition
£50.00

Wilde Oscar and Whistler James A. McNeill - Wilde v Whistler an Acrimonious Correspondence on Art Between Oscar Wilde and James A. McNeill Whistler

A very good copy internally with no ownership or other inscription. The paper wraps, however, are considerably chipped at the edges and there is a closed horizontal tear across more than half of the front cover. One of 400 copies on small quarto paper.
Published : Privately Printed, London 1906, First Edition
£45.00

Wilde, Oscar (Edited By Rupert Hart-Davis) - More Letters of Oscar Wilde

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Very small ownership label on front end-paper. 215 pages. "As well as 164 new letters and better texts of some old ones, this book contains two conversations with Wilde which have not been in print for a great many years."
Published : John Murray, London 1985, First Edition
£10.00

Williamson Henry - A Solitary War

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which shows a touch of wear at spine ends. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 374 pages + publisher's adverts. A volume in the "Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight" series.
Published : Macdonald, London 1966, First Edition
£20.00

Williamson Henry - In the Woods

Hardback. A very good copy. Green cloth spine lettered in gilt. Cream boards. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 50 copies are stated to have been bound in cloth and signed but this copy is unnumbered and unsigned. 54 pages.
Published : St. Albert's Press, Llandeilo 1960, First Edition
£35.00

Williamson Henry - Lucifer Before Sunrise

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 515 pages. This is the fourteenth novel in the "Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight" series.
Published : Macdonald, London 1967, First Edition
£9.00

Williamson Henry - The Lone Swallows

Hardback. Just about good in paper-covered boards with black cloth spine. The paper covering has been rubbed from the upper board tips which are rather soft. A clean copy internally without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.x,245 + adverts. Short nature stories from Devon.
Published : W. Collins Sons & Co., London 1922, First Edition
£25.00

Williamson Henry - The Power of the Dead

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and with some soiling to the rear panel. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. 365 pages + publisher's adverts. A volume in the "Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight" series.
Published : Macdonald, London 1963, First Edition
£20.00

Winterson Jeanette - Written on the Body

An uncorrected proof copy in paper covers and in near-fine condition.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1992,
£7.00

Wodehouse P. G. - A Pelican at Blandings

Hardback. A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. The wrapper design is by Osbert Lancaster. A little top edge foxing. 222 pages.
Published : Herbert Jenkins, London 1969, First Edition
£30.00

Wodehouse P.G. - The Luck of the Bodkins

Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's orange cloth with title in black on front board and on spine. No inscriptions. Small mark on front board. 311 pages + 8 page catalogue at rear.
Published : Herbert Jenkins Ltd., London 1935, First Edition
£15.00

Wodehouse P.G. - The Old Reliable

Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in black on front board and on spine. No inscriptions. Some foxing to page ends. Some spine lean. Fair dustwrapper with chips, tears and an external sellotape repair now protected in a removable cover.
Published : Herbert Jenkins, London 1951, First Edition
£40.00

Wood James - Bay of Seals

Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's light blue cloth with title in gilt on spine which is very slightly faded. No inscriptions. 223 pages.Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1964, First Edition
£20.00

Wood James - Cry of the Kestrel

Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in white on spine. No inscriptions . Lacks front end-paper. 224 pages. Good illustrated dustwrapper is a little chipped and with some edge wear. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable over. Internally a nice clean copy.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1962, First Edition
£15.00

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
£8.00

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
£14.00

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
£25.00

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
£45.00

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
£20.00

Yeats W. B. - Wheels and Butterflies

Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Spine a little darkened. Short gift inscription on front free end-paper. Some fairly light spotting/browning to end-papers. Pp.ix,181. Four plays + the music to "Fighting the Waves."
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1934, First Edition
£30.00

Yeats W. B. (Edited By John Kelly) - The Collected Letters of W. B. Yeats Volume I 1865-1895

Hardback. A good copy with a little wear at spine ends in a very good dustwrapper. Bears the ownership stamp on front end-paper of Derry Jeffares (Irish scholar and Professor of English Literature at Stirling University - and other Universities before. He was a Yeats scholar and author of books on Yeats). Pp.xlii,548. 20 illustrations. Much ink side-lining and marking of the text.
Published : Oxford University Press 1986, First Edition
£25.00

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
£900.00

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
£395.00

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
£8.00