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First Editions

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

Herrick William - Love and Terror

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. 250pp.
Published : New Directions, New York 1981, First Edition
£6.00

Hollands John - The Court-Martial

Hardback. A near fine copy which would be fine but for a one inch ink mark on fore-edge. Fine dustwrapper. 224 pages. This is a novel of the Korean War described as "an authentic and action-packed account of the disastrous retreat from the Manchurian border and the horrific battle that followed on the River Imjin."
Published : Robert Hale, London 2009, First Edition
£20.00

Holmes Theodore - Poems from Donegal

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's black cloth with title in gilt on spine., No inscriptions. 111 pages. Introduction by Carlos Baker. Good illustrated dustwrapper which is price-clipped, has minor edge wear and a large closed tear on front panel.. The wrapper is now protected in a removable cover. This is Theodore Holmes' fourth volume of poetry and it contains mainly hitherto unpublished poems written in Donegal, Irteland during the last years of his life.
Published : The Mitre Press, London 1973, First Edition
£9.00

Hood Thomas - Humorous Poems

Illustrated by Charles E. Brock.
Hardback. A very good, bright, copy in dark green boards lettered and decorated in gilt. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. All edges gilt. Dark green end-papers. Previous owner's name stamped on half-title. Pp.xxxi,236. 130 illustrations by Charles E. Brock. Preface by Alfred Ainger.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1893, First Edition
£14.00

Hood Thomas - Poems

Hardbacks. Two volume set in dark green full leather binding. Five raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. A nice clean set without foxing or ownership inscription. Vol. I, pp.vi,[1],264. Vol.II,pp.viii,273.
Published : Edward Moxon, London 1846, First Edition Thus
£60.00

Hudson W. H. - El Ombu

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in black and decorated in black on upper board. A little wear to spine ends and edges. Some browning to end-papers but no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.[viii],182. Includes two short and two long stories.
Published : Duckworth & Co, London 1902, First Edition
£35.00

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

Jack A.A (Prefatory Note) - Verses from New King's By Some Former Students of Aberdeen University

Hardback. A very good copy in light grey boards lettered in black. Original chipped glassine wrapper present. Small gift inscription on front free end-paper. 62 pages. Limited edition of 300 copies of which 200 were for sale. Poems by Nan Shepherd, Eric Linklater, George Bruce, Agnes Mure Mackenzie etc.
Published : D. Wyllie & Son, Aberdeen 1938, First Edition
£8.00

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

James, Henry - The Ivory Tower

Hardback. A good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Boards a little marked. Internally a clean, vg copy with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.vi[ii],348. Portrait frontispiece with tissue guard. This is an unfinished novel but the Notes prepared for the final chapters are included here. Photographs available on request.
Published : Collins, London 1917, First Edition
£40.00

James, Henry - The Sense of the Past

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.vi,[ii],351. Portrait frontispiece with tissue guard. . The novel is unfinished but James' Notes on the course the book was to follow are included here. Photographs available on request.
Published : Collins, London 1917, First Edition
£45.00

James, Henry - The Two Magics : The Turn of the Screw ; Covering End

Hardback. A good plus copy of the colonial issue with title page in black and date in Arabic numerals. Turquoise cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board and with nine tulips stamped in blind on upper board. Spine a bit darkened and a touch of wear to spine ends. Spine lettering a little dull. Gift inscription on front free end-paper and one-word ownership inscription - "Tedder." 310 pages. The text is clean and without foxing or other marking. This is the first publication in book form of "The Turn of the Screw" one of the most famous ghost stories of all time. Photographs available on request.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1898, First Edition
£340.00

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

Lehmann Rosamond - A Note in Music

Hardback. A very good copy in yellow cloth lettered in grey. Some spine lean. In a near good dustwrapper chipped at spine ends (with no loss to lettering) and with minor chips and tears elsewhere. No ownership inscription and just a touch of foxing. 318 pages.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1930, First Edition
£15.00

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