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First Editions

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 - In the Wrong Paradise and Other Stories

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth. Spine browned and a bit marked. Embossed in gilt on the upper board are the words: "A. J. Balfour 1886." Arthur James Balfour was British Prime Minister from 1902 to 1905. Black end-papers. No internal ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.viii,316 + 44 page publisher's catralogue dated 8.86. Short stories.
Published : Kegan Paul Trench & Co, London 1886, First Edition
£35.00

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

Lawrence T.E. (Edited By David Garnett) - The Letters of T. E. Lawrence

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, complete, dustwrapper which has a couple of small closed edge tears. No ownership inscription. Some light edge foxing. 896 pages. 16 illustrations. 4 maps. First issue with "Baltic" at page 182 and "T.E.L." at page 495.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1938, First Edition
£50.00

Lee Harriet; Lee Sophia - Canterbury Tales - Vols. 1-4

Hardbacks. A good plus four volume set, all first editions published between 1797 and 1801. Matching dark green half-leather bindings with marbled boards. Some rubbing to spines. Boards now protected in clear, removable sleeves. Bookplate in each volume. Vol,. I (entitled "Canterbury Tales for the Year 1797") by Harriet Lee, 1797,. Pp.xxiii,396. Vol. II, by Sophia Lee, 1798, Pp.[ii],564. Vol. III, by Sophia and Harriet Lee, 1799, Pp.[ii],522. Vol. IV, by Harriet Lee, 1801,Pp.[ii],490 + Errata page. [A fifth volume was published in 1805]. Photograph available on request.
Published : G.G. & J Robinson, London, First Edition
£295.00

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

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

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 Wars-The Crystal Star

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected. A Star Wars novel.
Published : Bantam Press, London 1994, First Edition
£5.00

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