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First Editions

Drinan Adam [Joseph MacLeod] - Women of the Happy Island

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
£35.00

Du Maurier, George - The Martian

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
£10.00

Dumas Alexandre - Louis XIV et Son Siecle

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
£48.00

Duncan Jane - My Friend Sashie

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
£23.00

Duncan Jane - My Friend the Swallow

A very good copy in a price-clipped very good dustwrapper which has no edge tears.The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve.Smallish gift inscription on front free end-paper otherwise a nice copy internally. 255 pages.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1970, First Edition
£18.00

Dunsire Robert - Rambling Rhymes

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
£32.00

Durrell Lawrence - The Ikons and Other Poems

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
£5.00

Durrell Lawrence - The Ikons and Other Poems

A very good copy in a good, complete dustwrapper which is somewhat soiled at edges. 48pp.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1966, First Edition
£9.00

Ebsworth J. W. - Cavalier Lyrics: "For Church and Crown"

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
£30.00

Eliot T.S. - The Elder Statesman

A very good copy in a poor dustwrapper which lacks the spine. 109pp. A play.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1959, First Edition
£6.00

Eliot T.S. - The Literature of Politics

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
£12.00

Ellul Edward - Merry - Go - Round a Kind of Poem

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
£24.00

Farrer Reginald - The Sundered Streams: The History of a Memory That Had No Full Stops

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
£80.00

Faulkner William - Requiem for a Nun

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
£20.00

Ferguson John - Dalgarney Goes North

Hardback. A good plus copy in yellow cloth. First word of title lettering on spine a bit faded but clearly readable. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 384 pages. This is a tale set in Scotland in the aftermath of the 1745 Rising. According to the author "except for one or two changes in time and place, this tale adheres to established fact."
Published : Collins, London 1938, First Edition
£25.00

Fergusson Robert (Edited By William E. Gillis) - The Unpublished Poems of Robert Fergusson

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
£8.00

Fine Anne - The Killjoy

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good protected dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. Inscribed presentation coppy 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
£25.00

Finlay, Ian Hamilton - The Dancers Inherit the Party : Early Stories, Plays and Poems

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,
£7.00

Finlay, Ian Hamilton (Edited By Ken Cockburn) - The Dancers Inherit the Party; Early Stories, Plays and Poems

Softback. A very good copy. Pp.xxvi,245. Includes short stories written by Finlay from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s, plays written in the late 1950s, and two poem sequences and several uncollected poems from the early 1960s.
Published : Polygon, Edinburgh 2004, First Edition
£7.00

Firbank Ronald - Odette: A Fairy Tale for Weary People

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,
£20.00

Footner Hulbert - Anybody's Pearls

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,
£30.00

Forester C.S. - The Earthly Paradise

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
£20.00

Francis Dick - Bonecrack

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
£10.00

Francis Dick - Twice Shy

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
£10.00

Francis, Dick - Twice Shy

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
£10.00

Fraser George MacDonald - Flashman on the March

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,
£35.00

Fraser George MacDonald - The Candlemass Road

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected.
Published : Harvill, London 1993, First Edition
£5.00

Fraser, George MacDonald - McAuslan in the Rough, and Other Stories

Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on spine. A few small ink? marks on front edge. No inscriptions. 219 pages. Very good dustwrapper, a little faded on spine, not price-clipped and protected in a removable cover.
Published : Barrie & Jenkins, London 1974, First Edition
£18.00

Fuller Roy - The Middle of a War

A good copy without dustwrapper. Spine faded but lettering clear. War poetry. Volume 8 in the New Hogarth Library.
Published : The Hogarth Press, London 1942, First Edition
£5.00

Galt John - Annals of the Parish; or the Chronicle of Dalmailing; During the Ministry Of the Rev. Micah Balwhidder. Written By Himself

Hardback. 12mo. A good plus copy in a full leather binding. Rebacked with old spine laid down. New end-papers. Marbled edges. Lacks half-title. Small, old ownership inscription on title page. 400 pages. Galt's masterpiece.
Published : William Blackwood, Edinburgh 1821, First Edition
£38.00

Galt John - The Ayrshire Legatees; Or, The Pringle Family

Hardback. A good copy. Rebacked with modern cloth spine and paper title label. New end-papers. Half-title present. 303 pages. Outer edge of some pages is a bit marked.
Published : William Blackwood, Edinburgh 1821, First Edition
£18.00

Galt John - The Entail: Or the Lairds of Grippy [3 vols. complete]

Hardbacks. A good plus three volume set in uniform half-leather bindings with marbled boards. Moderate rubbing to the boards. Half-titles present in each volume. No ownership inscription. Some foxing especially to early and late pages. Pp.321;333;304.
Published : William Blackwood, Edinburgh 1823, First Edition
£80.00

Galt John (edited By Ian A. Gordon) - The Last of the Lairds or the Life and Opinions of Malachi Mailings Esq. Of Auldbiggings

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xx,170. Corners clipped from last two pages without affecting bthe text. This is the first edition of Galt's original, unexpurgated manuscript.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1976,
£8.00

Galt, John - The Bachelor's Wife ; A Selection of Curious and Interesting Extracts, with Cursory Observations

Hardback. A good copy in a rather worn half-leather binding with marbled boards. Five raised bands on spine. Most of title piece on spine lacking. Some end-paper foxing. Lacks half-title. No ownership inscription. Pp.vii,444. Described by the author as "a compilation ----of the literature of different epochs.". Chapters on Witchcraft, Steam-Engines, Character of Luther, Moscow, Miss Baillie's Songs and many others show the wide range of this book.
Published : Olver & Boyd / G & W.B. Whittaker, Edinburgh / London 1824, First Edition
£45.00

Garioch Robert - Chuckies on the Cairn

A very good copy of this pamphlet in yellow paper covers lettered in black. A couple of very small tears in the covers. Pp.[3],16. Printed by hand-press. Garioch's second publication and the first to be solely by him. Garioch was a major figure in the Scottish 20th century literary renaissance and was the supreme poet of the Edinburgh scene in the second half of the 20th century. Scarce.
Published : Chalmers Press 1949, First Edition
£70.00

Garnett David - A Rabbit in the Air Notes from a Diary Kept While Learning to Handle An Aeroplane

Hardback. A very good copy in yellow cloth with bevelled edges. Some soiling to the boards. Top edge gilt. No. 36 of 110 "copies of this special edition" signed by the author. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Pp.ix,117. Two illustrations. "These notes on learning to fly are the record of my personal experience."
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1932,
£160.00

Gash Jonathan - Paid And Loving Eyes

A fine copy in a fine, protected, dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. A Lovejoy novel.
Published : Century, London 1993, First Edition
£5.00

Gill Eric - Five Hundred Years of Printing an Essay

Card covers. A very good copy in green covers lettered in black. [12pp.] This essay is one of a limited edition of 200 copies and is reprinted from Gill's "Last Essays".
Published : Northern Group of the Printing Historical Society 1982,
£8.00

Graham R.B. Cunninghame - Faith

Hardback. A near very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Some foxing mainly to early and late pages. Pp.xv,246. Short stories and sketches.
Published : Duckworth & Co, London 1909, First Edition
£10.00

Graham R.B. Cunninghame - Hope

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Initials on front free end-paper of Professor Charles Sarolea, the Belgian author, academic and Professor at Edinburgh University. Pp.xii,238 + 6pp publisher's adverts. Short stories.
Published : Duckworth & Co, London 1910, First Edition
£15.00

Graham R.B. Cunninghame - Mirages

Hardback. A good plus copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which is a little chipped at foot of spine and with internal sellotape repairs. Edge foxing. No ownership inscription. Pp.xiv,182. Short stories.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1936, First Edition
£12.00

Graham R.B. Cunninghame - Redeemed

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt in a slightly soiled but very good dustwrapper. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Some foxing to edges and first few pages. 188 pages. A collection of short stories and sketches.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1927, First Edition
£15.00

Graves Robert - I, Claudius

A good copy in a poor dustwrapper. Some spine lean. The wrapper is price-clipped, has chips to head and tail of spine, internal sellotape repairs and an external repair at head of spine. Previous owner's ex libris plate on front free end-paper. Some edge and end-paper foxing. 494 pages with folding family tree at end. Photographs available on request.
Published : Arthur Barker, London 1934, First Edition
£330.00

Gray Alasdair - A Life in Pictures

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in silver. In a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Pp.[viii],304. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. "This autopictography shows [Gray's] portrait, mural and graphic work and tells how these were made and how friends helped to make them."
Published : Canongate, Edinburgh 2010, First Edition
£40.00

Gray Alasdair - The Fall of Kelvin Walker

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 144pp. The author's third novel.
Published : Canongate, Edinburgh 1985, First Edition
£11.00

Greene Graham - A Burnt-Out Case

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which is clean and untorn. A nice copy internally without foxing or ownership inscription. 256 pages.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1961, First Edition
£20.00

Greene Graham - Getting to Know the General the Story of an Involvement

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. No ownership inscription. 224pp. The story of Greene's friendship with General Omar Torrijos Herrera of Panama.
Published : The Bodley Head, London 1984, First Edition
£10.00

Griffith LL. Wynn - Branwen

Hardback. A good copy in publisher's light blue cloth with title in darker blue on spine which is slightly faded. Author's name in ink on front fixed end-paper which is also stamped with the name of David Lloyd George. 14 pages. Internally a nice tight clean copy.
Published : J.M.Dent & Sons Ltd, London 1934, First Edition
£15.00