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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
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
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
Illustrated by Steven Spurrier.
Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 366 pages. 12 plates. A "book of soldiers' tales" from the First World War including one by Buchan himself entitled "The South Africans at Marrieres Wood."
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1920, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy of the signed limited edition, this being no. 79 of 150 copies on large paper signed by the author. Paper-covered boards with cream cloth spine lettered in gilt on a green leather title label. Front board a little browned and spotted. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A nice copy internally with no ownership inscription and generally clean except for light spotting to end-papers. Pp.xxxii,547.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1924,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,,82. Described as a "deeply moving dramatization of the life of America's discoverer".
Published : Gordian Press, New York 1979, First Edition
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
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
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
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
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. Pp.xiv,385. A collection of essays of travel round the Indian sub-continent.
Published : HarperCollins, London 1998, First Edition
A good copy in a good price-clipped dustwrapper with one closed tear. Evidence of damp-staining at edge of boards not obvious under the wrapper. Gift inscription on front end-paper. 32pp.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1929, First Edition
A very good copy in green cloth. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 80pp.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1953, First Edition
A good copy in a poor dustwrapper lacking most of the spine. 179pp.
Published : Constable, London 1933, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a small closed tear in the rear panel and some internal staining. No ownership inscription. 210 pages. The story of a working-class Welsh woman who leaves her native culture and sets out on an academic career. Uncommon.
Published : Christopher Davies 1973, First Edition
A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 73pp. Numerous photographs. The story of airships and of their failure. Included are two copies of one of the postcards which was produced in conjunction with the book.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1978, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on spine. Inscribed by author on front endpaper " For Joe with my love from Patric for 15.6.62". 91 pages. In a very good dustwrapper which is a little darkened on spine and with very minor minor chips. The wrapper is not price- clipped and is protected in a removable cover. This play was commissioned by the Dean and Chapter and the Friends of Canterbury Cathedral for presentation in the Chapter House during the Festival of the Friends.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1962, First Edition
Hardback. A fine copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. 242 pages plus 4 page list of Nelson Classics at rear. Very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper apart from a small tea? stain on the back.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd., London 1946, First Edition
A good plus copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Small tear in cloth at top of spine which is a little marked. No ownership inscription. Moderate edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.vi,274 + 6pp publisher's catalogue. Frontispiece and 15 illustrations. A book about literature by the author of the "Sherlock Holmes" stories.
Published : Smith Elder & Co, London 1907, First Edition
Hardback. Nd. . A very good copy in orange cloth. Some fading to spine but gilt lettering remains readable. Bookplate of the author and poet, Maurice Lindsay on front fixed end-paper. Small gift inscription (possibly from Maurice Lindsay) on front free end-paper. 35 pages. Adam Drinan was the pseudonym of Joseph MacLeod. Loosely inserted is a postcard with MacLeod's name and address printed on it. An extract from "The Scotsman" of 14 May 1953 is pasted on it explaining that "Adam Drinan" was Joseph MacLeod. There is also a hand-written ink note on the card from MacLeod (signed "Joseph") and presumably intended for Lindsay.
Published : The Fortune Press, London, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in cream boards with red cloth spine lettered in gilt. In a fair dustwrapper which shows some chipping to the spine. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. 43 pages. Poetry which "paints delicately the opalescent colours and moods of the Hebrides and sings with a lilt which has in it the spirit of Scotland."
Published : William MacLellan, Glasgow 1944, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a maroon half-leather binding lettered in gilt and with five raised bands on spine. Top edge gilt. Lacks blank front end-paper. Pp.viii,471. Numerous illustrations by the author.
Published : Harper & Brothers, London 1898, First Edition
Hardbacks.A good two volume set (dated 1844 and 1845 respectively) in a matching half-leather binding with marbled boards, edges and end-papers. Five raised bands on spines which are lettered and decorated in gilt. The spine of volume II is slightly chipped and may have come loose from, and been re-attached to, the rear board. Hinges strengthened in both volumes. No ownership inscription. Pp.492;542. Illustrated thorughout including full -page illustrations. Photograph available on request. Please note this is a heavy set which will require extra postgae.
Published : Fellens et Dufour, Paris 1844, First Edition
A very good copy in a price-clipped but otherwise near fine dustwrapper. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Gift inscription on front free end-paper otherwise a nice copy internally. 223 pages.
Published : Macmillan, London 1972, First Edition
A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in light green. In a good plus dustwrapper with minor edge chipping. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. No ownership inscription. 63 pages. Poems, many stories set in verse, such as "Piano Jim", "The Ballad of Teddy the Tramp etc) which take you to the derelicts of "Skid Row", the race track with its tragic horseplayers and optimists etc.
Published : The Exposition Press, New York 1948, First Edition
A very good copy in a good price-clipped dustwrapper which has one half-inch tear and a damp mark on rear panel. 48pp. A collection of 32 poems.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1966, First Edition
A very good copy in a good, complete dustwrapper which is somewhat soiled at edges. 48pp.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1966, First Edition
A good copy in wraps with a later paper title label on the spine. Limited edition of 150 copies "printed on Dutch hand-made paper, unbound and uncut, rough edges." This copy signed by the author and presented by him to the editor of the Daily Telegraph. Pp.xxxvi,200. Illustrated. This copy remains uncut. Lyrics concerning 17th century British history.
Published : Stephen Austin and Sons: Now First Imprinted for Private Circulation, London 1887, First Edition
A very good copy in a poor dustwrapper which lacks the spine. 109pp. A play.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1959, First Edition
A good copy of this paperback pamphlet with a few white marks on front cover. 22pp. Foreword by the Rt. Hon. Sir Anthony Eden. This was a lecture delivered at a Conservative Political Centre literary luncheon.
Published : Conservative Political Centre 1955, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in green cloth which is faded on the spine. Inscribed presentation copy by the author. 30 pages.
Published : Oscar F. Boehringer, London, First Edition
Hardback. A good plus copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription and small bookplate. Fore-edge foxing. 399 pages + 16 pages publisher's adverts dated January 1907. An early novel by an author who made his name as a botanist and plant hunter.
Published : Edward Arnold, London 1907, First Edition
A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a tear with slight loss at the top of the spine and one other closed edge tear. 251 pages.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1953, First Edition
A very good copy in limp card wraps. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 30 pages.
Published : M. MacDonald, Edinburgh 1955, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good protected dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 189 pages. "Anne Fine has created an unforgettable portrait of a life scarred beyond redemption .This is a disturbing, thought-provoking and utterly compelling novel."
Published : Bantam Press, London 1986, First Edition
A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxvi,245. "This book draws together an authoritative selection of all the writings you need to discover the full story of Ian Hamilton Finlay's work ---".
Published : Polygon, Edinburgh 2004,
Illustrated by Albert Buhrer.
A good copy in wraps. Spotting to covers. Internally very good. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Unpaginated - approx. 40 pages. 4 illustrations. A short story.
Published : Grant Richards, London 1916,
Hardback. A good bright copy in red cloth lettered in black in a good yellow dustwrapper which has minor chipping at the edges. Rather heavy foxing to page ends. 314 pages + 6 pages publisher's catalogue. Undated but described on rear of wrapper as "a new Hulbert Footner Title at 2/- Net" so probably first yellow jacket edition.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London,
Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in silver and red. In a good plus dustwrapper which has smallish edge nicks and tears. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Book Society ex libris plate on front free end-paper. 319 pages.
Published : Michael Joseph, London 1940, First Edition
Hardback. A very good plus copy in a similar dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected.. Just a little creased at foot of spine. Some spotting along top edge. No ownership inscription or other marking. 215 pages.
Published : Michael Joseph, London 1971, First Edition
A very good copy in a very good, complete, dustwrapper. Some foxing on the inner flaps of the wrapper. Otherwise a clean copy with no ownership inscription. 249pp.
Published : Michael Joseph, London 1981, First Edition
Hardback. A fine copy in publisher's black cloth with title in silver on spine. No inscriptions. Author's tipped-in signature attached to front free endpaper. 249pages. Fine illustrated dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Michael Joseph, London 1981, First Edition
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine protected dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. Author's signature on a label fixed to the title page. 317 pages. Flashman's part in the Abyssinian war of 1868.
Published : Harper Collins, London 2005,
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