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First Editions

Brown George Mackay - Poems New and Selected

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's light blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. 96 pages. The good dustwrapper has a tear and minor chipping, is not price-clipped and is now protected in a removable cover.
Published : The Hogarth Press, London 1971, First Edition
£18.00

Brown George Mackay - A Calendar of Love and Other Stories

Hardback. A very good copy in a price-clipped dustwrapper which shows some edge wear. Gift inscription on front end-paper. 157 pages. A collection of short stories set on Orkney.
Published : The Hogarth Press, London 1970, Third Impression
£10.00

Brown George Mackay - Letters to Gypsy

Illustrated by Simon Fraser.
Hardback. A near finecopy in publisher's bright yellow cloth with title in gilt on spine. 8 colour plates and many black and white illustrations. No inscriptions.136 pages. Near fine dustwrapper, which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. Letters by the author to a cat
Published : Balnain Books, Nairn, Scotland 1990, First Edition
£18.00

Brown George Mackay - Letters to Gypsy

Illustrated by Simon Fraser.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's yellow cloth. A clean copy with no inscriptions or foxing. . Illustrated in black and white and in colour. 136 pages. Very good price-clipped dustwrapper with illustration to front cover and photograph of the author on rear cover.
Published : Balnain Books, Nairn 1990, First Edition
£16.00

Brown George Mackay - Three Plays: The Loom of Light, The Well and The Voyage of Saint Brandon

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's dark green cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Some edge foxing. Pp.x,149. Near very good dustwrapper which is faded on spine, is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. "George Mackay Brown is celebrated as a poet, short story writer and novelist. These three plays show him to be also an inventive and skilful dramatist. Like all his work they are rooted in history and suffused with magic."
Published : Chatto & Windus/ the Hogarth Press, London 1984, First Edition
£35.00

Brown George Mackay - Under Brinkie's Brae

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper which is price-clipped. Gift inscription. 151pp. Illustrated. A selection of Brown's weekly essays for the "Orcadian" newspaper.
Published : Gordon Wright Publishing, Edinburgh 1979, First Edition
£10.00

Brown, George MacKay - A Spell for Green Corn

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. In a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which looks almost pristine but which has been strengthened internally at two points by a previous owner. Some light edge foxing. No ownership inscription and a nice clean copy internally except for a couple of spots of foxing on the rear end-paper. 91 pages. A chronicle of 17th century Orkney in six scenes.
Published : The Hogarth Press, London 1970, First Edition
£20.00

Brown, George Mackay - Magnus

Hardback. A very good copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Small hole on front free end-paper. 206 pages. A novel set during the Norse occupation of Orkney telling the story of Magnus Erlendson, Earl of Orkney and later Saint Magnus.
Published : The Hogarth Press, London 1973, First Edition
£15.00

Brown, George MacKay - Time in a Red Coat

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn, slightly faded on the spine, and which is now protected by a clear, removable, sleeve. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Some browning to page ends. 249 pages.
Published : Chatto & Windus/ the Hogarth Press, London 1984, First Edition
£14.00

Brown, George MacKay - Under Brinkie's Brae

Hardback. A near fine copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt. In a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing, or other internal marking. 151 pages. Illustrated. A collection of essays about life in Stromness, Orkney which originally appeared in the "Orcadian" newspaper.
Published : Gordon Wright Publishing, Edinburgh 1979, First Edition
£12.00

Brown. George Mackay - A Time to Keep and Other Stories

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. In a very good, untorn, dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Gift inscription on front end-paper. 182 pages. A short story collection of both ancient and modern life in Orkney.
Published : The Hogarth Press, London 1969, First Edition
£18.00

Bryden Bill - Willie Rough

A very good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper which is a little rubbed at the edges. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 90 pages. The author's first play which is about Red Clydeside during the First World War.
Published : Southside, Edinburgh 1972, First Edition
£20.00

Buchan John - A Five-Fold Salute to Adventure

A very good copy in a rather worn and soiled dustwrapper with some internal repairs to tears. The dustwrapper is almost complete, is not price-clipped and is now protected. This is an omnbibus volume of five of Buchan's historical novels.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1939, First Edition Thus
£20.00

Buchan John - Andrew Jameson Lord Ardwall

A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.ix,155. Frontispiece. A biography of a Scottish judge. An earlyish work by Buchan. A nice, bright copy whose only fault is a small crease in the cloth at the head of the spine.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1913, First Edition
£130.00

Buchan John - Comments and Characters

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxxv,422. The book comprises articles writen by Buchan for the "Scottish Review" which was a "high-class weekly journal which he edited while still in his thirties." The articles are grouped under various headings such as "Domestic Politics," "The Empire," "Socialism and Industry," "Literature and Journalism," etc. The book is edited with an Introduction by W. Forbes Gray.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1940, First Edition
£20.00

Buchan John - Homilies and Recreations

Hardback. No. 100 of 200 large paper copies signed by the author. A near fine copy in light grey- blue paper-covered boards with white cloth spine lettered in gilt on a green title-piece. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 383 pages. A book of essays.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1926, First Edition
£120.00

Buchan John - Lord Minto a Memoir

Just about good. The red cloth is marked on the spine (including a superficial damp stain) and there is a little wear at the spine ends. There is a little bubbling to the cloth of the upper board. Internally the book is very good except for a smallish gift inscription on the front endpaper. Pp.xviii,352. Frontispiece and 8 illustrations. Lord Minto was Governor-General of Canada from 1898 to 1904 and later Viceroy of India.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1924, First Edition
£25.00

Buchan John - Sir Walter Scott

A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Bookplate. 387pp. Partly unopened. A biography of the famous novelist.
Published : Cassell, London 1932, First Edition
£7.00

Buchan John - Some Eighteenth Century Byways and Other Essays

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and upper board. Spine lightly faded but lettering remains clear. Neat ownership inscription on front end-paper. A touch of edge foxing but clean internally. Pp.[xii],345 + 32 page publisher's catalogue dated 6/08.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London 1908, First Edition
£85.00

Buchan John - The Blanket of the Dark

A good copy. Just a little wear at spine ends. White mark on lower board. Gift and ownership inscriptions. Map endpapers. 314pp + 6pp adverts.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1931, First Edition
£9.00

Buchan John - The History of the Royal Scots Fusiliers (1678-1918)

Hardback. A near very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Spine a little faded but the lettering remains clear. No ownership inscription. Some edge foxing but clean internally. Partly unopened. Pp.xvi,502. 12 illustrations including 3 in colour. 36 maps. Includes the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 , the American War of Independence, the Crimea, the Zulu and South African Wars etc. Chapters XIV - XIX deal with the First World War.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1925, First Edition
£70.00

Buchan John - The King's Grace 1910-1935

A very good copy in white cloth lettered in gilt. Previous owner's name on f.e.p. A little foxing. The reign of George V.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1935, First Edition
£5.00

Buchan John - The Man and the Book Sir Walter Scott

A good copy in dark blue cloth. A little wrinkling to spine. Gift inscription. 213pp. A study of Scott and his works.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1925, First Edition
£6.00

Buchan John - Tweedside Echoes and Moorland Musings

Hardback. 12mo. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in silver on the upper board. All edges gilt. Patterned end-papers. Inscribed as follows on the half-title: "Mr. Wm. Miller with the author's kind regards. June 1900". 96 pages. Poems in Scots and English by the father of the more famous John Buchan.
Published : John MacLaren & Son, Edinburgh 1881, First Edition
£90.00

Burnett Hugh - Sacred and Confidential

Hardback. A very good copy. The front end-paper is inscribed to Sir Compton Mackenzie by the author as follows: "For Sir Compton with every good wish - Hugh Burnett." Beneath the inscription the author has drawn an original (I assume) captioned cartoon. Unpaginated. A book of cartoons relating to monks.
Published : Merlin Press, London 1961, First Edition
£25.00

Burney, Fanny (Edited By Joyce Hemlow et al) - The Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (Madame D'Arblay) - 12 Vols. Complete

A twelve volumes first edition set, published between 1972 and 1984, all volumes in fine condition and all in dustwrapper. Most dustwrappers are fine but the dustwrappers of the first two volumes show a little rubbing and the dustwrapper of volume IV has a small hole at the top of the spine. All dustwrappers are protected in a clear, removable sleeve. There are no ownership inscriptions or other internal markings. All plates present as called for. Photographs available on request. [Please note that extra postage will be required for this set].
Published : Oxford University Press, First Edition
£650.00

Campbell Roy - Adamastor

A good copy in red cloth browned on spine and with a mark on the lower board. Endpapers foxed. 108pp.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1930, First Edition
£5.00

Campbell Roy - The Georgiad - A Satirical Fantasy in Verse

Hardback. A very good copy in the original blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a near complete but rather soiled and foxed price-clipped dustwrapper which is a little chipped at top of spine. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 64 pages.
Published : Boriswood Ltd., London 1931, First Edition
£16.00

Carr John Dickson - Captain Cut-Throat

A very good copy in a dustwrapper which is chipped at the top of the spine and with rather a bad score across the front panel (also marking the upper board). 256pp. Historical fiction set at the time of Napoleon.
Published : Hamish Hamilton, London 1955, First Edition
£6.00

Chesterton G.K. - The Coloured Lands

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. With the wrap-around band for the Chesterton Weekend Book. No ownership or other inscription. 238 pages. Illustrations by the author including colour. Includes fairy stories, comic verse, satirical ballads etc. A touch of fore-edge foxing but a nice copy.
Published : Sheed & Ward, London 1938, First Edition
£40.00

Chesterton G.K. - The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond

Hardback. Nd. but 1937. A near very good copy in black cloth. Spine lettering faded to white. No ownership inscription. Pp.[vi],257. Short stories.
Published : Cassell, London, First Edition
£45.00

Chesterton, Gilbert K. - The Napoleon of Notting Hill

Illustrated by W. Graham Robertson.
Hardback. A good copy in rather soiled pictorial boards with spine and upper board lettered in black. Small neat ownership inscription to front fixed end-paper. 301pp + 2pp publisher's adverts. Seven full-page illustrations and a map. A fantasy novel.
Published : John Lane : The Bodley Head, London 1904, First Edition
£50.00

Chiari Joseph - The Time of the Rising Sea

A fine copy in wraps. Author's presentation copy: "To Margery and Francis, true and loyal friends, with affection from Jo". 52 pages. The author was De Gaulle's envoy in Scotland during the war and a long-standing friend of T.S. Eliot. A book of poetry.
Published : Enitharmon Press, London 1975, First Edition
£10.00

Chiari, Joseph - Christopher Columbus : A Play

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is a little faded on the spine. Presentation copy from the author (signing himself "Jo"). Pp.x,[2],82. Described as a "deeply moving dramatization of the life of America's discoverer".
Published : Gordian Press, New York 1979, First Edition
£25.00

Christie Agatha - Death Comes as the End

Externally fair only as the spine is faded and marked with some marking also to the boards. Internally, however, this is a clean vg copy with no ownership inscription and very little foxing. Suitable as a rebinding copy.
Published : Collins, London 1945, First Edition
£15.00

Christie Agatha - Elephants Can Remember

A very good copy in a very good, complete and untorn dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. A little snowpake on f.e.p. presumably to cover up a previous owner's name. 256pp.
Published : Collins Crime Club, London 1972, First Edition
£5.00

Christie Agatha - Hickory Dickory Dock

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in black. In a price-clipped but otherwise complete and almost untorn dustwrapper which shows some fading to the spine although the lettering remains readable. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 192 pages.
Published : Collins, London 1955, First Edition
£10.00

Christie Agatha - Miss Marple's Final Cases and Two Other Stories

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn.
Published : Collins, London 1979, First Edition
£5.00

Churchill , Winston S. (Edited By Randolph S. Churchill) - The Sinews of Peace : Post-War Speeches By Winston S. Churchill

Hardback. A very good copy in a dark orange cloth binding. In a good dustwrapper which shows minor wear to spine ends and two abrasions to the front panel (about one inch and half an inch long), the longer of which has left an impression on the front board of the book. The wrapper is not price-clipped. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.vii,[5],9-256. This volume contains Churchill's principal speeches between October 1945 and December 1946.
Published : Cassell, London 1948, First Edition
£12.00

Clarke Arthur C. - Against the Fall of Night

Hardback. A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in purple on spine. Some spotting to top edge otherwise a clean copy. No ownership inscription. 223 pages. In a good dustwrapper with a couple of very minor closed tears, a very small chip at the foot of the spine and with the rear panel a little spotted. There is a superficial damp stain at the join of the rear panel with the rear inner flap but this is barely noticeable externally. Overall a very decent copy of a rather scarce early first edition. Photograph on request.
Published : Gnome Press, New York 1953, First Edition
£220.00

Compton-Burnett Ivy - The Last and the First

A near-fine copy in a similar dustwrapper of the author's last novel.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1971, First Edition
£6.00

Conrad Joseph - Tales of Hearsay

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is chipped at the top of the spine (although the lettering is hardly affected). Other minor chips and edge tears. Some foxing. 288 pages. A book of short stories with a preface by R.B. Cunninghame Graham.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1925, First Edition
£30.00

Conrad Joseph - Within the Tides Tales

A rather poor copy externally with the originally green boards having faded in large part to yellow. The spine is a bit dull but not yellowed. A good copy internally with a moderate amount of fore-edge and end-paper foxing. Some pencilled writing on rear endpapers. 280pp.
Published : J.M. Dent, London 1915, First Edition
£18.00

Coppard A.E. - Silver Circus

A very good copy in a good but rather dusty wrapper. 288 pages. A book of short stories.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1928, First Edition
£20.00

Corke Hilary - The Early Drowned and Other Poems

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author as follows: "For Tom with love, affection, admiration. Hilary 16 December 1963." "Tom" was the Scottish poet, Tom Scott. 84 pages. The author's first book of verse.
Published : Secker & Warburg, London 1961, First Edition
£35.00

Cornwell Bernard - Sharpe's Eagle - Richard Sharpe and the Talavera Campaign July 1809

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Spine of wrapper is slightly faded. A clean copy without ownership inscription or foxing. 266 pages. A nice copy of the first Sharpe novel. Photograph available on request.
Published : Collins, London 1981, First Edition
£130.00

Cornwell, Bernard - Sharpe's Eagle : Richard Sharpe and the Talavera Campaign July 1809

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a little faded to the spine but which is complete and untorn. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. Smallish ownership inscription on front free end-paper. 266 pages. This is the first Sharpe novel. Photographs available on request.
Published : Collins, London 1981, First Edition
£95.00

Crisp Paul; Ransome Arthur - Fair Cops and Glowworms: More of Arthur Ransome's Fishing Articles from 1910 to 1935 Together with Thoughts and Stories from Other Fishing Writers, Ancient, Contemporary and Modern

Hardback. A fine copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. 416 pages. Frontispiece. This is a limited edition produced for the approximately 150 subscribers listed in the book. Published under the aegis of the Arthur Ransome Society.
Published : Amazon Publications 2011, First Edition
£65.00

Crockett, S.R. - The Grey Man

Illustrated by Seymour Lucas.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in the original boards lettered in gilt on the spine and lettered and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Pictorial onlay (a bit creased) to upper board. Top edge gilt. Signed by the author. Limited edition of 250 copies. Pp.xii,358. Tissue-guarded frontispiece and twenty-six full page illustrations.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1896, Signed Limited First Edition
£45.00