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First Editions

O'flaherty Liam - The Mountain Tavern and Other Stories

Hardback. An attractive looking signed copy in a nice dustwrapper but with flaws as noted. Green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. The upper and lower boards (but not the spine) show fairly considerable fading. The dustwrapper has a minor chip at the join of the spine and lower board, other very minor chips and small closed edge tears. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A few spots of edge foxing but internally clean. Author's signature on front free end-paper. 288 pages. Photographs available on request.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1929, First Edition
£95.00

O'Flaherty, Liam - The Tent

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in black on a white and red title-piece. In a very good dustwrapper which has a couple of closed edge tears. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. SIGNED by the author on the front free end-paper. Some browning to free end-papers otherwise a nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Short stories.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1926, First Edition
£140.00

O'Neill Eugene - Mourning Becomes Electra a Trilogy

Hardback. A very good copy in a good, rather soiled, dustwrapper, wirh smallish chips and minor edge tears. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. 288 pages. "Contains three full-length plays which are perhaps the most ambitious work of America's most outstanding dramatist".
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1932, First Edition
£15.00

Ogilvie Will - The Overlander and Other Verses

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Spine a little faded. Top edge gilt. A piece of paper has been pasted over an ownership inscription on the front end-paper. 127 pages + 8pp. publisher's catalogue. Part I is Australian verses and Part II is Other Verses including some Scottish Border verses.
Published : Fraser, Asher & Co, Glasgow and Dalbeattie 1913, First Edition
£12.00

Ogilvie Will - The Overlander and Other Verses

Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title and author's name in gilt on front board and on spine. Spine very slightly faded and rear board has small mark at foot. No inscriptions. A little fore-edge foxing.127 pages with 8 page catalogue at rear. Part 1 is Australian verses and Part 2 other verses, some Scottish.The book is now protected in a removable cover.
Published : Fraser, Asher & Co. Ltd,., Glasgow and Dalbeattie 1913, First Edition
£12.00

Oliphant, Mrs. M.O.W. (Edited By Mrs. Harry Coghill) - Sir Tom [3 Vols. Complete]

Hardbacks. A very good three volume set in the original cloth lettered in gilt on the spines. Small ex libris label of previous owner on front fixed end-paper of each volume and previous owner's inscription on half-title of Vol. I. Pp.vii,261 +34pp.publisher's adverts; vii,275; vii,266 + 2pp publisher's adverts. A nice set. Photographs available on request.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1884, First Edition
£195.00

Opie Amelia - The Stage Coach and Other Tales

Hardback. 16mo. A good copy in publisher's maroon cloth with vignette of a stagecoach in gilt on front board and title and illustration in gilt on spine. A little rubbed at spine ends. No inscriptions. Black and white frontispiece. Damp stain to front free endpaper, rear endpapers and frontispiece. 176 pages. Protected in a removable cover. Includes seven tales each with a head-piece.
Published : Grove & Son, London 1845, First Edition
£85.00

Osborne, E. Allen (Editor) - In Letters of Red

Hardback. A good plus copy in red cloth lettered in black on the spine. No ownership inscription. A little edge foxing. 286 pages. Slight fading to spine but lettering clear. Double-page illustration by David Low. Includes the first publication of work by W. H. Auden, C. Day Lewis, Louis MacNeice, Siegfried Sassoon and others. An anti-fascist work containing both prose and poetry contributions.
Published : Michael Joseph, London 1938, First Edition
£9.00

Ouida - Syrlin - Vols 1 and 2 Only.

The first two volumes of a three volume set. Good condition in blue cloth lettered and decorated on spines and upper boards. Day's library label on upper board of each volume. Patterned end-papers. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.329;340. 32 page publisher's catalogue dated January 1890 at the end of Vol. 2.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1890, First Edition
£30.00

Ouida - The Tower of Taddeo Vol. II

Hardback. A good copy in publisher's pink cloth with title in gilt on spine, which is faded. Endpapers browned. Mark across front board. No inscriptions. 223 pages.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1892, First Edition
£18.00

Pasternak Boris - Poems

A very good copy. Softcover with wrapper which is a little browned at the edges. 30pp. Frontispiece. The translation is by Pasternak's sister. Foreword by Hugh MacDiarmid. Gift inscription (which comments on the translation).
Published : Peter Russell 1958, First Edition
£15.00

Pasternak Boris - Safe Conduct an Early Autobiography and Other Works

A very good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper which is a bit darkened on spine. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 304pp. Frontispiece and one other illustration.
Published : Elek Books, London 1959,
£6.00

Peake Mervyn - Figures of Speech

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A little internal foxing. In a good plus price-clipped dustwrapper which has some foxing to the inside and a closed tear at the top of the spine. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. 29 line drawings representing figures of speech.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1954, First Edition
£25.00

Penrose A. P. D. - Wings of the Years

A very good copy in red wrappers which are a little faded towards the spine and with two short tears at the fore-edge of the front cover. Title and flower decoration on front cover. Unpaginated. 20 pages including blanks. (The poem covers 12 pages). Handmade paper. Inscribed on front end-paper as follows: "Colin & Ethel with best wishes for Christmas 1943 from Frances and Alec". "Alec" is Alec Penrose, the author. The book is dedicated to Frances. Limited to 100 copies. Scarce.
Published : Marlborough College Press 1943, First Edition
£85.00

Peters Ellis - City of Gold and Shadows

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. The dustwrapper is not price clipped and is now protected by a mylar wrapper. It is edgeworn and and with minor nicks/tears at the spine ends and foldovers. There is no ownership inscription in the book. Map endpapers.
Published : Macmillan, London 1973, First Edition
£30.00

Peters Ellis - Death Mask

A fair copy in a poorish chipped dustwrapper. New endpapers. Ex-Collins Welfare Club library with a stamp at several pages of the book and part of stamp visible on inner flaps of wrapper. This is the first Ellis Peters title.
Published : Collins Crime Club, London 1959, First Edition
£25.00

Peters Ellis - The Heretic's Apprentice

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. The sixteenth chronicle of Brother Cadfael.
Published : Headline, London 1989, First Edition
£6.00

Peters Ellis - The Holy Thief

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. The nineteenth chronicle of Brother Cadfael.
Published : Headline, London 1992, First Edition
£5.00

Peters Ellis - The Potter's Field

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper which is protected and not price-clipped. Previous owner's inscription. The 17th Chronicle of Brother Cadfael.
Published : Headline, London 1989, First Edition
£5.00

Phelan Jim - Turf-Fire Tales

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has the remains of a (price?) label on the front cover. 203 pages. 17 short stories of Irish tramps, convicts, revolutionaries etc by a Tipperary man.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1947, First Edition
£20.00

Phillpotts Eden - The End of Count Rollo and Other Stories

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has a couple of closed edge tears. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 64 pages. Three short crime fiction stories.
Published : Polybooks, London 1946, First Edition
£10.00

Phillpotts Eden - The Girl and the Faun

Illustrated by Frank Brangwyn.
4to. A good copy in brown cloth. Lacks part of paper title label on spine but book title present apart from the "e" of "the". Ownership inscription. Pages browned. 78 pages + adverts. 4 full-page tissue-guarded colour illustrations by Frank Brangwyn.
Published : Cecil Palmer & Hayward, London 1916, First Edition
£42.00

Plomer, William - The Case is Altered

Hardback A very good copy in green cloth with slightly faded but readable red lettering. In a fair dustwrapper which has edge chips and tears. Two ex libris plates of previous owners on front end-papers. Binding slightly cocked. Top edge a little dusty/foxed. A little light fore-edge foxing but clean internally. 341pp + 2pp press notices of author's precious novel. A novel "concerned with the interplay of emotions between various Londoners whom changing social conditions have brought together--"
Published : Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, London 1932, First Edition
£35.00

Pound Ezra - Personae

Hardback. A good copy in the original light brown boards lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Second state with the five lines of title on the spine measuring 1.5cm. Smallish piece (approx. 7mm) missing at foot of the spine and some rubbing to the spine. No ownership inscription. Some foxing, mainly to early and late pages. 59 pages. Photographs available on request.
Published : Elkin Mathews, London 1909, First Edition
£135.00

Powys John Cowper - In Defence of Sensuality

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth decorated in silver and lettered in silver and black. Top edge green. In a very good dustwrapper which is now protected by a clear removeable sleeve. Distintive bookplate of Lloyd Emerson Siberell, the great Powys authority and admirer who published a bibliography of John Cowper Powys. 313 pages. A nice copy.
Published : Simon and Schuster, New York 1930, First Edition
£70.00

Priestley J.B. - Papers from Lilliput

A very good copy. 236pp. A volume of essays.
Published : Bowes & Bowes, Cambridge 1922, First Edition
£7.00

Purser John - The Counting Stick

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. This is number 14 of 25 copies which have been signed and numbered by the author. 46 pages. A short book of poetry by the composer John Purser who is also well-known for his classic book entitled "Scotland's Music".
Published : The Aquilla Publishing Co., Breakish, Isle of Skye 1976, First Edition
£35.00

Raine Kathleen - The Inner Journey of the Poet

A very good copy in blue card covers lettered in yellow. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 24 pages. This is no. 360 of 500 numbered copies. Next to a passage dealing with the relationship between poetic minds there is a pencilled side-note: "& KR & TS!" which must have been written either by Raine or the recipient of this copy who was the Scottish poet, Tom Scott.
Published : Golgonooza Press, Ipswich 1976, First Edition
£25.00

Rankin, Ian - The Flood

A very good copy. Small, not too noticeable indentation in front cover (not piercing the cover). A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 188 pages. The author's first novel. There were around 750 copies of this paperback edition which was published simulaneously with the hardback edition.
Published : Polygon, Edinburgh 1986,
£45.00

Ransford, Tessa - Indian Selection: Poems

Softback. A fine copy. Inscribed by the author on title page to "Hazel" who was Hazel Smith, widow of the poet Sydney Goodsir Smith. 20 pages. Loosely enclosed are a typed poem "Incantation 2000" also signed by the author for Hazel and a hand-written note from the author to Hazel.
Published : Akros Publications, Kirkcaldy 2000, First Edition
£15.00

Ransome, Arthur (Edited and Compiled By Brian Hammett) - Racundra's Third Cruise

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 128 pages. Many original photographs and sketches by the author. This is an account of a cruise by the author and his wife from Riga to Mitau via the River Aa. Although the cruise was undertaken in 1924 this is the first publication of Ransome's account of it.
Published : Fernhurst Books Ltd., Arundel 2002, First Edition
£9.00

Reed Edward Charles - The Strangler

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in black. Some fairly light fore-edge foxing. 288 pages.
Published : John Long, London 1929, First Edition
£22.00

Reeman Douglas - Torpedo Run

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. One end bumped.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1981, First Edition
£5.00

Rendell Ruth - The Killing Doll

A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected. The dw has one very small tear on rear panel and two small marks at the foot of the inside of the rear panel which are not noticeable externally. Previous owner's name on f.e.p.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1984, First Edition
£5.00

Richter H. Davis and Sackville, Lady Margaret - Paintings & Poems

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 34 pages. 12 tipped-in colour illustrations. Errata slip tipped-in to title page.
Published : F. Lewis, Leigh-On-Sea 1944, First Edition
£9.00

Rickards John - Winter's End

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in red on spine. No inscriptions. 296 pages. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Michael Joseph, London 2003, First Edition
£10.00

Rushdie Salman - East, West

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. A collection of short stories.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1994, First Edition
£5.00

Sackville-West V - Pepita

A very good copy in a rather poor dustwrapper which has a number of largeish chips affecting much of the spine lettering. One or two spots of foxing. 282pp + 4pp adverts. 16 illustrations. A biography of the author's grandmother and mother.
Published : Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, London 1937, First Edition
£35.00

Sandison Janet (pseudonym Jane Duncan) - Jean at Noon

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's maroon cloth with title in silver on spine. SIGNED (not a facsimile) Janet Sandison, Jane Duncan, Cromarty, August 1971. 252 pages. Very good, complete and untorn, dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. A very nice tight clean copy.
Published : Macmillan, London 1971, First Edition
£60.00

Saxby, Jessie M. - Daala-Mist; or, Stories of Shetland

Illustrated by John T. Reid.
Hardback. A poor copy which has been rebound in black cloth. Remains of a label on upper board. Wear to board tips. Ownership inscription. Lacks all before title page. Pp.viii,[iv], 314 + one page publisher's adverts. 13 of 15 illustrations lacking the frontispiece and the illustration at page 233. A reading copy.
Published : Andrew Elliot, Edinburgh 1876, First Edition
£20.00

Scannell, Vernon - Graves and Resurrections

Hardback. A near very good copy in dark green paper-covered boards with light blue- green cloth spine lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which shows some darkening and rubbing to the spine. Author's inscribed presentation copy - "For Bill and Joyce Jones. Two very nice people. Vernon Scannell. Oct. 1948." Some foxing to end-papers and a few spotrs of edge foxing. 44 pages. The author's first book.
Published : The Fortune Press, London 1948, First Edition
£90.00

Scott Walter and Palmer Richard - The Lady of the Lake; A Poem

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a modern quarter leather binding with marbled boards. New end-papers. No ownership inscription. A little foxing to final few pages. Frontispiece portrait with some off-setting to title page. Half-title present.. Todd & Bowden 47Aa.
Published : John Ballantyne & Co, Edinburgh 1810, First Edition
£220.00

Scott, Sir Walter - Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border : Consisting of Historical and Romantic Ballads, Collected in the Southern Counties of Scotland; With a Few of Modern Date Founded Upon Local Tradition

A very good two volume set in a contemporary full leather binding lettered in gilt on red title-pieces. Some tearing at the join of spine with boards on Volume II. Bookplate of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo on the front fixed end-paper of Volume I. Some pages show browning but overall a decent set internally and externally. Frontispiece to Volume I. Vol. I Pp.cxxxviii,[iv],258 + errata page. Vol. II, pp.[viii],392 + errata page. This collection of Border Ballads was compiled by Sir Walter Scott and published anonymously in the first edition. Photographs available on request.
Published : T. Cadell Jun. And W. Davies, London 1802, First Edition
£1,850.00

Service Robert W. - Ballads of a Bohemian

A near very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and in black on the upper board. A little scuffing to lower board. No ownership inscription. A little edge foxing. 205 pages. A book of poetry much of it set in the Latin Quarter of Paris.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1921, First Edition
£12.00

Service Robert W. - Rhymes of a Rolling Stone

A very good copy in original olive green boards lettered and decorated in gilt. 195pp. A nice clean copy.
Published : William Briggs, Toronto 1912,
£9.00