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First Editions

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

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

Mackay Colin - The Song of the Forest

Illustrated by Alyson MacNeill.
Hardback. A fine copy in publisher's green cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Many small black and white illustrations. 239 pages including author's Note at rear. Very good illustrated dustwrapper with minor edgewear at top of spine and board tips. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. "Lyrical, intense and foreboding, this is a remarkable first novel. Set in th Dark Ages, it tells of a year in the life of a remote village, the labours of its inhabitants, their struggles and fleeting pleasures in the face of threatening forces that surround them."
Published : Canongate, Edinburgh 1986, First Edition
£7.00

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 - Greek Memories

Hardback. A very good copy in the original orange/red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a very good dustwrapper which has two closed edge tears on the rear panel but which is complete, not price-clipped, and now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription. Some light edge foxing but internally clean. Pp.xxiii,455. Frontispiece and eight illustrations (including a map). This is the third volume of the author's memories of the First World War. Originally published in 1932 it was withdrawn the same day because of threatened proceedings under the Official Secrets Act. This is the first printing of the revised version. It covers the year 1916 "when the author was military control officer in Athens and head of the Intelligence. It not only describes in detail events of unique historical importance, but provides a first-hand picture of espionage and counter-espionage in war--."
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1939, First Edition Thus
£95.00

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

Mackenzie Compton - The Early Life and Adventures of Sylvia Scarlett

Hardback. A good copy in olive-green boards which show signs of wear. Part of what may have been the dustwrapper pasted to front end-paper. 489 pages + 22 pp. adverts. This copy came from Compton Mackenzie's library and bears his pencilled initials. There are also a number of pencilled amendments/corrections in the text.
Published : Martin Secker, London 1918, First Edition
£30.00

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

Mann Thomas - Last Essays

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. In a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which shows a little edge wear. No ownership inscription. 211 pages followed by a list of he author's principal works and a Note about the author. Some of the entries in the list have been ticked in ink.
Published : Secker & Warburg, London 1959, First Edition
£20.00

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

Michener, James A. - Space

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 624 pages. A novel covering the forty year period from 1944 and based on the activities of NASA.
Published : Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, London 1982, First Edition
£9.00

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

Monro Harold - The Earth for Sale

A very good copy internally but the boards are faded and mottled with some marks of damp staining. This is number 33 of 50 copies signed by the author.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1928, First Edition
£40.00

Moore George - Ulick and Soracha

Hardback. Limited edition (464/1250) with a copper plate engraving by Stephen Gooden, the dedication signed by George Moore, complete with the parchment dustwrapper with a design by Marion Dorn. The wrapper is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. Both book and wrapper are very good. The book internally is a nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other marking. A little top edge foxing. Pp.[vi],286.
Published : The Nonesuch Press, London 1926, First Edition Thus
£30.00

Morgan Edwin - Essays

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper with a hint of fading to the spine. Pp.vi,299. Critical essays by a leading Scottish poet. Rather uncommon.
Published : Carcanet New Press, Cheadle 1974, First Edition
£22.00

Morison Elspeth - The Dorothy Dunnett Companion

A fine copy in a fine price-clipped dustwrapper. Foreword by Dorothy Dunnett. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xiii,274. Nine pages of maps. The "ultimate and indispensable reference book" for all Dorothy Dunnett readers.
Published : Michael Joseph, London 1994, First Edition
£15.00

Morley Christopher - Parnassus on Wheels

Hardback. A good copy in light brown boards with darker brown spine. Upper board illustrated. Browning/foxing to boards. Ownership inscription. Pp.viii,190. The author's first novel is the tale of Miss Helen McGill and her travelling book wagon in the USA.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1921, First UK Edition
£20.00

Narayan R.K. - The English Teacher

A good to very good copy in a good dustwrapper. The book shows a little discolouration to the spine and fading at the foot of the spine where there is a chip in the wrapper. There is a little edge wear and tear to the wrapper and a smallish faded water stain at the foot of the rear panel. 184 pages. A gentle Indian novel. Photo on request.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1945, First Edition
£80.00

Nash Ogden - Good Intentions

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a fair dustwrapper which has chipping and tears and with a spine which is a little faded/ darkened and marked. No ownership inscription and very little foxing. Pp.xiv,180. American humorous poetry.
Published : Little Brown & Co, Boston 1942, First Edition
£9.00

Nash Ogden - The Private Dining Room and Other New Verses

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper a little frayed/torn at top of spine.
Published : J.M. Dent & Sons, London 1953, First British Edition
£5.00