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First Editions

Hughes, Ted - What Is the Truth? : A Farmyard Fable for the Young

Illustrated by R. J. Lloyd.
Hardback. Oblong 4to. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 127 pages. Illustrated throughout.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1984, First Edition
£15.00

Innes Hammond - Target Antarctica

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped.. Three line hand-written inscription by the author on the title page. 305 pages. Map. "A story of tremendous pace and colour , meticulously researched as always."
Published : Chapmans Publishers, London 1993, First Edition
£45.00

Innes Hammond - The White South

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows a little wear and a few closed tears. The words "Book Society Choice" on the spine of the wrapper have faded almost completely. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription and very little foxing. 319 pages.
Published : Collins, London 1949, First Edition
£20.00

Irving Washington - Astoria; or, Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains

Hardbacks. A very good three volume set in matching half-leather bindings with marbled boards and edges. A little rubbing to boards. No ownership inscription. Just a little, mainly end-paper, foxing. Vol. I,pp.xvi,317 + 2pp. publisher's adverts. Half title present (not called for in other volumes.).Vol. II,pp.ix,320. Vol. III,pp.vii,294. An account of fur trading in the American north-west and of John Jacob Astor's attempt to found a settlement on the Pacific coast. Photographs available on request.
Published : Richard Bentley, London 1836, First British Edition
£200.00

Isherwood Christopher - People One Ought to Know

Illustrated by Sylvain Mangeot.
A fine copy in a fine but price-clipped dustwrapper. Unpaginated. Colour illustrations. A collection of 29 nonsense poems written when Isherwood was 21.
Published : Macmillan, London 1982, First Edition
£6.00

Jacobs W. W. - Salthaven

Illustrated by Will Owen.
Hardback. A very good copy in green decorated cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.vii,309 + 40pp publisher's adverts dated August 1908. 12 illustrations by Will Owen.
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1908, First Edition
£20.00

Jacobs W. W. - Short Cruises

Illustrated by Will Owen.
Hardback. A very good copy in the original orange cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and in black on the upper board. Decorated in black on the spine and upper board.No ownership inscription. Some browning to end-papers and fairly light fore-edge foxing. Pp.viii,298 + 5pp publisher's adverts. 38 illustrations by Will Owen. 12 short stories.
Published : Hurst & Blackett, London 1907, First Edition
£10.00

Jacobs W.W. - Deep Waters

Hardback. Nd. 1919. A very good copy in the original cloth which is decorated on the spine and upper board. Browning to end-papers. No ownership inscription. Stamped "For Review" on title page. Pp.viii,305. Frontispiece, title page vignette, and three other illustrations.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London, First Edition
£24.00

James Henry - The American Scene

Hardback. A fair to good copy in red cloth which is faded and marked on the spine and to a much lesser extent on the boards. Top edge gilt. A fair amount of foxing. Top outer tip of a number of pages are "chewed". Pp.vi,[1],465 + 6pp publisher's catalogue.
Published : Chapman & Hall, London 1907, First Edition
£24.00

James Henry - The Middle Years

Apart from the spine having a slightly wrinkled appearance this is a vg copy. Previous owner's name and date on front end-paper. 118pp. Frontispiece. These are uncompleted autobiographical reminiscences.
Published : Collins, London 1917, First Edition
£15.00

Jardine, Quintin - Unnatural Justice

Hardback. First printing. A very good copy in a fine dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 247 pages. An Oz Blackstone mystery.
Published : Headline Book Publishing, London 2003, First Edition
£7.00

Jefferies Richard - Amaryllis at the Fair

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and lettered and decorated in yellow on upper board. Bevelled edges. Rear hinges cracked. No ownership inscription. Some foxing. 260 pages.
Published : Sampson Low Marston, Searle & Rivington, London 1887, First Edition
£30.00

Jefferies Richard - The Gamekeeper at Home: Sketches of Natural History and Rural Life

Hardback. A good plus copy in the original green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and black. A little wear at spine ends and spine a little darkened. No ownership inscription. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.vi[2],216. A classic of English country life.
Published : Smith Elder & Co, London 1878, First Edition
£60.00

Jefferies Richard - The Life of the Fields

Hardback. A near very good copy in the original decorated cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. No ownership inscription. A little edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.viii,262 + 32pp publisher's catalogue dated March 1884.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1884, First Edition
£40.00

Jenkins Robin - Dust on the Paw

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a removable sleeve. No ownership inscription. Some edge spotting but a clean copy internally. 384 pages. Inter-racial marriage is the central theme of this dramatic novel by a noted Scottish 20th century author.
Published : Macdonald, London 1961, First Edition
£25.00

Jenkins Robin - The Awakening of George Darroch

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is faded from yellow to white on spine. Page ends a little browned. 269pp.
Published : Waterfront, Edinburgh 1985, First Edition
£8.00

Jhabvala R.Prawer - The Nature of Passion

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which is a little soiled. No ownership inscription. 262 pages. The author's second novel.
Published : George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London 1956, First Edition
£14.00

Kafka Franz - The Country Doctor

Illustrated by Vera Leslie.
Softback. A good copy in rather soiled white covers lettered in black and decorated on the upper cover. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 50 pages. Black and white illustrations. This is a collection of short stories translated from the German.
Published : Counterpoint Publications, Oxford 1945, First Edition Thus
£20.00

Keating H.R.F. - A Remarkable Case of Burglary

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with a half-inch tear on front panel. 218pp.
Published : Collins Crime Club, London 1975, First Edition
£5.00

Kendon Frank - Cage and Wing

Softback. A very good copy in grey wraps lettered in black on the front cover and protected in a clear removable sleeve. Author's inscribed presentation copy dated November 1947 to Frank Darling (presumably the well-known ecologist and author Frank Fraser Darling). 18 numbered pages. This is a poem (slightly altered for publication) which won the Seatonian prize for 1946 for a poem on the subject "Freedom to Worship."
Published : Cambridge University Press 1947, First Edition
£18.00

Keyes Sidney (Edited By Michael Meyer) - The Collected Poems of Sidney Keyes

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with some darkening to the spine and some edge wear. Pp.xxiv,124. Frontispiece and one other illustration. Memoir by the editor.
Published : Routledge, London 1945, First Edition
£6.00

Kinsella Thomas - Another September

A very good copy without dustwrapper. Small neat ownership inscription otherwise a lovely clean copy. 47 pages. A slim early volume by the well-known Irish poet.
Published : The Dolmen Press, Dublin 1958, First Edition
£10.00

Kipling Rudyard - The Second Jungle Book

Illustrated by J. Lockwood Kipling.
Hardback. A good plus copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Spine a little dull but lettering clear. A little wear to spine ends. All edges gilt. Rear upper hinge cracked. Gift inscription dated 1895 on front free end-paper. Generally clean internally although with some foxing to a few pages. 238pp + 2pp publisher's adverts. Black and white illustrations. Photographs available on request.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1895, First Edition
£55.00

Kuprin Alexander - A Slav Soul and Other Stories

Hardback. A good plus copy in green cloth with rather faded gilt lettering to spine. A little foxing. Pp.xii,235. Introduction by Stephen Graham who describes Kuprin as the most popular tale-writer in Russia after Chekhof.
Published : Constable, London 1916, First English Edition
£15.00

Lang Andrew (Translator) - The Miracles of Saint Katherine of Fierbois

Hardback. A very good copy in light green boards with white vellum spine lettered in gilt. Boards a little marked. This is no. 139 of 350 copies for England on hand-made paper. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription and not foxed. Unopened. Title-page, head and tail-pieces by Selwyn Image. This is a translation of the 1858 edition of the Abbe J. Bourasse.
Published : David Nutt, London 1897, First Edition Thus
£18.00

Large E.C. - Sugar in the Air

Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Some edgewear to boards. No inscriptions. 447 pages. Good dustwrapper which is chipped, price-clipped and rather soiled on the rear panel. The wrapper is now protected in a removable cover.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1937, First Edition
£12.00

Le Carre, John - The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Hardback. A volume in the First Chapter Series. A fine copy bound in red quarter cloth with marbled boards in a fine matching slip-case.This is number 80 of 124 copies so bound signed by the author on the title page and with a signed and numbered tipped-in portarit of the author by Stephen Alcorn. It comprises a preface by le Carre and the first three chapters of the book. Loosely inserted is a bookmark advertising the First Chapter series describing it as "a unique and highly collectable series of signed literary masterpieces highlighting the opening chapters of Booker prize winning novels.".
Published : Oak Tree Press, Fyfield 2008, First Edition Thus
£185.00

Lehmann Rosamond - The Ballad and the Source

Hardback. A good copy in a good dustwrapper which is browned on the spine. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 318 pages.
Published : Collins, London 1944, First Edition
£8.00

Leitch Archibald et al (Editors) - The Book of the Jubilee: In Commemoration of the Ninth Jubilee of the University of Glasgow 1451-1901

Hardback. A good copy in grey boards lettered in black. Some darkening to spine. Lower board tips a little bumped and worn. Neat ownership inscription on front end-paper (which I think is of Charles Allen Oakley who wrote "The Second City", a history of Glasgow.) Pp.xii,211. Illustrated. Comprises a number of essays, mostly on the university, its alumni, Glasgow etc. There is a 15 page essay by John Buchan entitled "Some Books on Scottish Sport."
Published : Published for the Students' Jubilee Celebrations Committee By James MacLehose & Sons, Glasgow 1901, First Edition
£40.00

Levi Peter - Fresh Water, Sea Water

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a bit darkened on the spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 40pp. The author's third collection of poetry.
Published : The Black Raven Press, London 1966, First Edition
£18.00

Levi Peter - The Gravel Ponds

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Lower ends a little bumped. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 59pp. The author's first book.
Published : Andre Deutsch, London 1960, First Edition
£8.00

Levi Peter - The Gravel Ponds

A very good copy in a good complete dustwrapper. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 59pp.
Published : Andre Deutsch, London 1960, First Edition
£6.00

Levi Peter - Water, Rock and Sand

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with a closed tear and some darkening to spine. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 62pp. The author's second collection of poetry.
Published : Andre Deutsch, London 1962, First Edition
£10.00

Lewis C. Day - Poems 1943-1947

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper a little faded on spine and just slightly torn and chipped on the rear panel. 93pp.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1948, First Edition
£5.00

Lewis C.Day - An Italian Visit

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper with one closed tear. The dustwrapper is not price-clipped. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 77pp.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1953, First Edition
£6.00

Lewis Wyndham - The Red Priest

Hardback. A good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper which shows some soiling. Some end-paper and fore-edge foxing. Pp.vi,298.
Published : Methuen, London 1956, First Edition
£20.00

Lindsay, J. Maurice - Perhaps To-Morrow : Poems

A very good copy in blue wraps lettered in black. A clean, fresh copy without ownership inscription or other marking. 22 pages. The first book by a broadcaster, writer and poet who was at the heart of Scottish literary life for many years.
Published : Privately Printed for the Author 1941, First Edition
£30.00

Linklater Eric - A Spell for Old Bones

A good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper which is browned on the spine. Foxing to endpapers. 223pp.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1949, First Edition
£6.00

Lowell Robert - For Lizzie and Harriet

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 48pp. This is a short collection of sonnets written for the author's former wife and his daughter.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1973, First Edition
£20.00

Lucas E. V. - Playtime & Company: A Book for Children

Illustrated by E. H. Shepard.
Hardback. A very good copy in grey paper-covered boards with light blue cloth spine. Title-piece on upper board. In a very good, complete and untorn dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. This is no 87 of 100 copies on hand-made paper and is signed by both author and illustrator. 95 pages. Unopened. Pen and ink illustrations throughout. A nice copy. Photographs available on request.
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1925, Signed Limited Edition
£420.00

M'Diarmid, Hugh [Hugh MacDiarmid] - Sangschaw

Hardback. A very good copy of the first impression in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Spine lettering a bit dull. A clean copy internally without ownership inscription or foxing. Pp.xii,58 + 4pp "Opinions On Mr. M'Diarmid's Poetry." A nice copy of the author's first book of poetry in Scots.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh 1925, First Edition
£40.00

MacDiarmid Hugh - Aesthetics in Scotland

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Previous owner's name on front end-paper. 100pp. Illus. Macdiarmid's view as to the aesthetic implications of the artistic revolution he had brought about in Scotland.
Published : Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh 1984, First Edition
£6.00

Mackenzie Compton - All Over the Place Fifty Thousand Miles By Sea Air Road and Rail

Hardback. A very good copy in a poor dustwrapper which lacks the spine. Inscription of Lily Mackenzie, 31 Drummond Place, Edinburgh. Lily MacSween became the author's third wife in 1965 and this must have been written by her after that time. 292 pages. 2 maps. Many photographic illustrations including what are said to be "a unique set of pictures of Nepal". Described as an "absorbing journal of a year's travels in Europe, Africa, India, Burma and the Far East, a journey which the Author undertook to gather material for his forthcoming history of the Indian war effort".
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1948, First Edition
£20.00

Mackenzie Compton - Our Street

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in yellow. No ownership inscription. Light edge foxing. Pp.viii,309.
Published : Doubleday Doran & Co, New York 1932, First USA Edition
£10.00

Mackenzie Compton - Rich Relatives

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in black. Spine darkened. This is the author's own copy with his bookplate and pencilled library number. Part of the dustwrapper has been pasted to the front end-paper. 301 pages + adverts. A humorous novel which is a sequel to "Poor Relations".
Published : Martin Secker, London 1921, First Edition
£45.00

Mackenzie Compton - Sylvia and Michael the Later Adventures of Sylvia Scarlett

Hardback. A good copy in the original cloth. This copy came from the library of Compton Mackenzie and bears both his bookplate and the ownership signature of his mother, Virginia Compton. Board tips a little soft. Rear hinges tender. 304 pages + 16pp. publisher's adverts. Not a great copy in itself but a wonderful association copy.
Published : Martin Secker, London 1919, First Edition
£50.00