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First Editions

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

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

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

Nash Ogden - Verses From 1929 On

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper darkened on spine(but with lettering clear) and marked on rear panel. This is a collection of the author's work from the period 1929-1959.
Published : Little Brown & Co., Boston 1959, First Edition
£8.00

Nash Ogden - Versus

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In an almost good dustwrapper which has minor chipping and tears and with some darkening/fading to the spine. Previous ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xiii,169. Humorous American poetry.
Published : Little Brown and Company, Boston 1949, First Edition
£9.00

Nesbit E. & Brooke Caris - Easter-Tide

Soft cover. A near very good copy with colour illustrated front and rear cover. Some foxing,to covers (mainly rear cover). All edges silver. No inscriptions. 15 poems by E. Nesbit and Caris Brooke. Black and white illustrations throughout. Unpaginated (24 pages). Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Henry J. Drane & Co., London 1888, First Edition
£125.00

Nichols, B, Beeching H. C. and MacKail J. W. - Love in Idleness a Volume of Poems

Hardback. A good copy in pink, paper-covered boards with vellum spine. Spine darkened. Pp.x,182. Title page vignette. A little foxing. All three authors attended Balliol College, Oxford. This was the first published work of Mackail, probably the best-known of the three.
Published : Kegan Paul Trench & Co, London 1883, First Edition
£32.00

Nicoll W. Robertosn and Chesterton G.K. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Softback. A good plus copy in wraps. Surface rubbing to a smallish part of front cover where a label has been removed. A little edge and end-paper foxing but generally a decent copy internally. 44 pages. Frontispiece + 6 pages of illustrations. Comprises an essay on "The Personality and Style of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Nicoll, an essay on "The Characteristics of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Chesterton and a poem "Home From the Hill" by Nicoll. This is a volume in the "Little Books for Bookmen" series.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1906, First Edition
£15.00

O'Brien Edna - Some Irish Loving a Selection

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. SIGNED by the author on the title page. 262 pages. A selection of writings about love by Irish men and women.
Published : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London 1979, First Edition
£20.00

O'Brien Edward J.(Editor) - English Short Stories of To-Day

Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's marled boards with title in brown on front board and on spine. Tiny neat ownership inscription on front endpaper. Internally clean. 288 pages. 14 page catalogue by Florin Books at rear. Good dustwrapper showing a little edge wear and tear, not price-clipped and protected in a removable cover. Stories by David Garnett, Eric Linklater, Naomi Mitchison etc .
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1934, First Edition Thus
£15.00

O'flaherty Liam - Land

Hardback. A very good copy in a good, if rather dusty, dustwrapper which has minor tears/chipping at spine ends and board tips. Gift inscription on front end-paper. 234 pages.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1946, First Edition
£7.00

O'Flaherty Liam - Land

Hardback. A very good copy in the original green cloth. In a rather edge-worn yellow dustwrapper which is browned on the spine with one or two small edge tears and a very small chip. No ownership inscription. 234 pages.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1946, First Edition
£8.00

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 UK Edition
£20.00

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
£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
£15.00

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
£125.00

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.

Hardbacks. 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
£40.00

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, First Edition Thus
£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