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First Editions

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, First Edition Thus
£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
£80.00

Garioch Robert - Complete Poetical Works

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected. 327pp. 8 illustrations. Poetry in Scots by the 20th century successor to Robert Fergusson.
Published : Macdonald Publishers, Edinburgh 1983, First Edition
£10.00

Garioch Robert - The Masque of Edinburgh

Softback. A very good copy. Signed by author on title page; "To Kentra Robert Garioch (Grommet)." 37 pages. A play in Scots.
Published : M. MacDonald, Edinburgh 1954, First Edition
£12.00

Garnett David - A Rabit 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, Special Edition
£230.00

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, First Edition Thus
£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
£15.00

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
£20.00

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
£14.00

Graham R.B. Cunninghame - Redeemed

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt in a slightly soiled but otherwise 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
£18.00

Graves Robert - I, Claudius

Hardback. 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
£390.00

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
£50.00

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

Gunn Neil - Highland Pack

Illustrated by Keith Henderson.
Hardback.A very good copy in publisher's bright red cloth with title in gilt on spine. Gift inscription on front endpaper. Black and white illustrations. 274 pages. The good dustwrapper which is illustrated on the front panel, has some edge chips and tears. The wrapper is price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. Notes on country life in the Highlands of Scotland
Published : Faber & Faber Ltd., London 1949, First Edition
£9.00

Gunn Neil M. - Blood Hunt

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which has a little wear and tear to spine ends. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 250 pages.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1952, First Edition
£25.00

Gunn Neil M. - Morning Tide

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. A nice clean copy without foxing, ownership inscription or other internal marking. In a price-clipped dustwrapper which is quite badly foxed especially on the back panel and which has minor chips and tears. 287 pages.
Published : The Porpoise Press, Edinburgh 1931, First Edition
£15.00

Gunn Neil M. - The Atom of Delight

Hardback. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removabnle sleeve. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 304 pages. A volume of autobiography by one of the finest Scottish writers of fiction of the 20th century.
Published : Faber and Faber, London 1956, First Edition
£30.00

Gunn Neil M. - The Shadow

Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on spine. Front board and spine lightly faded at top. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. 240 pages. Good dustwrapper chipped at spine ends and a little marked. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Fabber & Faber, London 1948, First Edition
£9.00

Gunn Neil M. - Highland River

Hardback. A good copy in the original blue cloth which shows some wear to the edges. Small ownership inscription on front end-paper. 348 pages. One of Gunn's best-loved novels.
Published : The Porpoise Press, Edinburgh 1937, First Edition
£15.00

Gunn Neil M. - The Green Isle of the Great Deep

A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. No ownership inscription and little foxing. 256pp. A striking and very readable novel about authoritarianism.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1944, First Edition
£5.00

Gunn Neil M. - The Key of the Chest

A very good copy in a just about good dustwrapper which is a little chipped at the spine ends and board tips and with internal sellotape repairs. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription and almost no foxing. 262pp.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1945, First Edition
£8.00

Gunn Neil M. - The Poaching at Grianan

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Limited edition of 300 copies, this copy unnumbered. Pp.xxiv,175. First published in serialised form in The Scots Magazine in 1929 this is the first edition in book form.
Published : Merchiston Publishing, Edinburgh 2005, First Edition in Book Form
£25.00

Gunn Neil M. - The Shadow

A good copy in a poor dustwrapper which lacks a substantial piece of the back cover. A very good, clean copy internally with no foxing or ownership inscription. 240pp.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1948, Reprint
£8.00

Gunn Neil M. - The White Hour and Other Stories

Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. In a near very good dustwrapper which has a small chip and small tears to spine ends. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or foxing. 285 pages. This is a selection of the author's best short stories.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1950, First Edition
£22.00

Gunn Thom - Jack Straw's Castle

A very good copy. A touch of yellowing to page ends. 78pp. UK postage on this item one pound.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1976, First Paperback Edition
£7.00

Gunn Thom - Moly

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 55pp.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1971, First Edition
£14.00

Gunn Thom - Touch

A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected. 58pp. A lovely clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1967, First Edition
£14.00

Gunn, Neil M. - The Lost Glen

Hardback. A good copy. Some fading to spine and boards but spine lettering clear. Rear upper board tip slightly bumped. No ownership inscription. 351 pages. "The defeatism of the contemporary Highlander is the agony which inspires this strange and moving story--." An early title by one of the finest Highland novelists of the 20th century.
Published : The Porpoise Press, Edinburgh 1932, First Edition
£15.00

Hardy Thomas - A Pair of Blue Eyes

Hardback. A good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decoarated in gilt on the upper board. A little rubbing at foot of spine. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. Some spotting to end-papers. Pp.vii,454. Frontispiece with foxed tissue-guard. Map at rear. Please note this is the American edition with "Harpers" stated to be the publishrer on the spine.
Published : Osgood, McIlvaine & Co/Harpers, London 1895,
£25.00

Hardy Thomas - Time's Laughingstocks and Other Verses

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.x,208 + 4pp publisher's adverts. A collection of poems "written at widely severed dates, and in contrasting moods and circumstances."
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1909, First Edition
£35.00

Harris Frank - Great Days

A good copy in blue cloth which is dull on spine and with a small tear at top of spine. Previous owner's inscription on front fixed end-paper but otherwise a nice clean copy internally.
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1914, First Edition
£5.00

Harrison, John - A Horse with Wings: Poems

Hardback. A good copy in green boards with blue cloth spine. Boards show mottling and fading and spine is faded (but lettering remains clear). Internally very good. Inscribed presentation copy from the author with ALS from the author loosely laid in. 40 pages.
Published : The Fortune Press, London 1948, First Edition
£12.00

Harte Bret - A Waif of the Plains

Illustrated by Stanley L. Wood.
A very good copy in decorated red cloth which is a little faded on the spine. Slight trace of a label on upper board. A lovely clean copy internally with no foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.viii,238 + 32pp adverts. dated January 1890. 60 illustrations.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1890, First Edition
£25.00

Harte Bret - A Waif of the Plains

Illustrated by Stanley L. Wood.
Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated on spine and upper board. Edge and end-paper foxing. No ownership inscription. Some spine lean. Pp.viii,238 + 32pp publisher's catalogue dated October 1889. 60 illustrations.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1890, First UK Edition
£25.00

Hay George Campbell - Wind on Loch Fyne

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a couple of edge tears, minor chipping to spine ends and some fading to the spine (although the lettering is clear). Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.viii,80. Poems in Scots and English with some translated from the poet's own Gaelic.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1948, First Edition
£24.00

Heaney Seumas - Sweeney's Flight

Illustrated by Rachel Giese.
Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn but with a smallish edge crease. Pp,.ix,117. 34 photographs by Rachel Giese of the northern Irish landscape. The book is based on a revised text of "Sweeney Astray."
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1992, First Edition
£30.00

Heaney, Seumas - "Room to Rhyme"

Illustrated by Brigid Collins.
Hardback. A fine copy. 28 pages.Colour illustrations throughout. This is the text of a lecture, on the subject of poetry and the writing of poems, given by the author at a graduation ceremony of the University of Dundee in 1983. Loosely inserted is an invitation to the launch of the book which describes it as a limited edition but without giving the limitation. A promotional card for the book is also loosely laid in.
Published : University of Dundee, Dundee 2004, First Edition
£25.00

Henshaw Keith - Kath

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has two very small closed edge tears. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 256 pages. A crime thriller. The author was a bookseller in Edinburgh. This is his second novel. Uncommon.
Published : Collins, London 1964, First Edition
£30.00

Henty G.A. - In the Reign of Terror

Illustrated by J. Schonberg.
Hardback. A good copy in publisher's brown cloth with illustration and title on front board and on spine. 8 full page black and white illustrations. Semi ring mark on front board. 2 previous owners' names on front endpaper, one of which has been scored out. 35l pages + publisher's 32 page catalogue. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Blackie & Son, London 1888, First Edition
£98.00

Herbert A.P - The Water Gipsies

Hardback. A good copy in publisher's green cloth with title in black on front board and on spine. Would be very good but for one inch closed tear in cloth of spine. No inscriptions. 392 pages + 8 page publisher's catalogue at rear. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1930, First Edition
£10.00

Herbert Frank - Soul Catcher

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected. 250pp. Page edges a little browned.
Published : New English Library, London 1973, First Edition
£15.00

Herbert, Frank - The White Plague

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, untorn, dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 445 pages.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1983, First Edition
£12.00