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First Editions

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

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

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

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

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

MacDonald, George - Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women

Hardback. A very good copy of the first impression with adverts dated September 1858. In the original binding of olive-green blind-stamped cloth. Both upper and lower boards have good colour and are unmarked. Some fading to the spine as usual but the gilt lettering is clearly readable. Internally a clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.iv,323,(1) + 16pp. adverts. A very decent copy of the author's first story to be published in book form. Photographs available on request.
Published : Smith, Elder & Co., London 1858, First Edition
£1,850.00

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 - The Lost Cause a Jacobite Play

A very good copy in card covers in a very good dustwrapper. With the bookplate of the author from whose library this copy came. 90 pages. "Almost every scene in "The Lost Cause" is taken verbally from the accounts of eye-witnesses". Rather uncommon.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1933, First Edition
£145.00

Mackenzie Compton - The North Wind of Love Being Book V of "The Four Winds of Love" Book One

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has minor edge chips/tears. This copy came from the author's library and bears his pencilled library mark but has neither a bookplate nor an inscription. 311 pages. This is the first book of the last of the "Winds".
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1944, First Edition
£15.00

Mackenzie Compton - The Vanity Girl

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a little frayed/torn at the edges. Signed by the author on the title page and with a gift inscription from him on the front end-paper to "Lily", who was to become his third wife. 302 pages. Written in 1919 this is the story of the romantic career of a London theatre girl.
Published : Macdonald, London 1954, First Edition Thus
£90.00

MacNeice Louis - I Crossed the Minch

Illustrated by Nancy Sharp.
Hardback. A good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. A little wear and tear to cloth at head of spine. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription. A little edge and end-paper foxing. 248 pages. 8 illustrations. The author's impressions of a visit to the Hebrides.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1938, First Edition
£90.00

MacNeice Louis - Varieties of Parable

Hardback. A very good plus copy in a similar price-clipped dustwrapper which is now in a protective sleeve. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.vii,157. A survey of parable writing which constituted the Clark lectures for 1963.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1965, First Edition
£20.00

MacNeice Louis (Translator) - The Agamemnon of Aeschylus

Hardback. A near very good copy in a just about good dustwrapper which lacks a two centimetre piece at top of spine and which has other minor chips and tears. Neat gift inscription on front end-paper. A little edge and end-paper foxing. 71 pages. This is a verse translation of the Agamemnon intended primarily for the stage.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1936, First Edition
£50.00

Manvell Roger - The Song of the Spirit of Man

Hardback. Slim 8vo. A very good copy. Brown quarter cloth with red boards lettered in gilt on upper board. A little fading towards upper edge of boards. Limited edition of 225 copies.Unpaginated.
Published : Edgar Backus, Leicester 1932, First Edition
£10.00

Marnau Alfred - Free Among the Dead

Hardback. A very good copy in a good, slightly edge-chipped, dustwrapper. Jacket illustration by Oskar Kokoschka. Not foxed and no ownership inscription. 279 pages. A novel set in central Europe immediately before the Second World War. Translated from the German.
Published : The Harvill Press, London 1950, First Edition
£9.00

Masefield John - A King's Daughter a Tragedy in Verse

Hardback. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and with only very minor wear and tear. Top edge gilt. Not foxed and no ownership inscription. Unopened. This is number 4 of 280 copies on English hand-made paper and is signed by the author. 127 pages.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1923, First Edition
£25.00

Masefield John - Selected Poems

A good copy in the original quarter quarter vellum binding which is rather soiled. Top edge gilt. Bookplate. Limited edition of 530 copies, this being no. 393. Signed by the author. Contains the first publication of the poem "Nireus". Pp.ix,245.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1922, First Edition Thus
£30.00

Masefield John - The Coming of Christ

Hardback. A very good copy in a quarter vellum binding with blue boards. In a good dustwrapper which is a little chipped at the top of the spine. Very good blue slip-case. No.209 of 275 copies signed by the author. Top edge gilt. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 48 pages.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1928, First Edition
£35.00

Masters Anthony - A Pocketful of Rye

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has minor tearsand chips. Inscribed presentation copy from "Tony", possibly the author. 224 pages. Short stories. The author's first book.
Published : Secker & Warburg, London 1964, First Edition
£8.00

Maugham W Somerset - The Vagrant Mood : Six Essays

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. In a good dustwrapper showing fairly minor edge wear and tear and with the spine faded as usual. Internally clean with no ownership inscription and not foxed. 241 pages. Essays on "The Decline and Fall of the Detective Story", "Some Novelists I Have Known" etc.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1952, First Edition
£10.00

McIntyre, Vonda N. - Star Trek III : The Search for Spock

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. This is the first UK hardback edition. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 287 pages.
Published : Severn House Publishers, London 1985, First Edition
£40.00

Milne A. A. - By Way of Introduction

Hardback. First issue. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a near very good dustwrapper which has very minor chipping and closed edge tears. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.viii,208 + 8 page publisher's catalogue dated 7/29. Includes a number of the author's Introductions to books and reviews together with essays on a variety of subjects such as spiritualism, children's books and golf. The final essay "gives some intimate details about Christopher Robin, the hero of "When We Were very Young" and "Winnie-the-Pooh", which no lover of those famous nursery classics should miss."
Published : Methuen, London 1929, First Edition
£25.00

Milne A. A. - Those Were the Days

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. In a very good dustwrapper which has minor tears. The dustwrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. This is no. 72 of 250 numbered and signed copies on India Paper. Signed by the author. Pp.xix,887. This collection of Milne's writings includes "The Day's Play," "The Holiday Round," "Once A Week," and "The Sunny Side." Photographs available on request.
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1929, First Collected Edition
£350.00

Milne A.A. - Year In, Year Out

Illustrated by E.H. Shepard.
Hardback. A good copy overall in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. There is considerable damp-mottling to the boards. Internally very good. No inscriptions. Vignettes by Ernest Shepard. 215 pages. Very good dustwrapper with illustration of author by Kari Soumalainen on the rear panel. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.,
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1952, First Edition
£20.00

Mitchison Naomi - Behold Your King

A very good copy in a complete dustwrapper with minor edge tears. Some foxing to page ends. Signed by the author on the title page. This is a novel which tells the story of the day of the crucifixion of Jesus.
Published : Frederick Muller, London 1957, First Edition
£15.00

Mitchison Naomi - The Land the Ravens Found

Illustrated by Brian Allderidge.
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. The wrapper shows a little wear at spine ends. Some browning to end-papers and page ends. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 192 pages. 20 black and white illustrations. A story of the Vikings.
Published : Collins, London 1955, First Edition
£20.00

Mitford, Nancy (Editor) - Noblesse Oblige : An Enquiry Into the Identifiable Charcteristics of the English Aristocracy

Illustrated by Osbert Lancaster.
Hardback. A very good copy in the original cloth lettered in silver on the spine. In a near very good dustwrapper which shows a littlw wear to the spine ends and some browning to the rear panel. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownereship inscription. A little edge and end-paper foxing. 114 pages. Line illustrations by Osbert Lancaster. Includes chapters by Nancy Mitford, Evelyn Waugh, John Betjeman and others.
Published : Hamish Hamilton, London 1956, First Edition
£75.00