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First Editions

Sitwell Sacheverell - A Charivari of Parrots

A very good copy in pink printed wrappers which show some fading near the spine. Unpaginated (8pp). A poem.
Published : Printed By Smart & Co for the Author, Brackley, First Edition
£25.00

Sitwell Sacheverell - Notebook on Twenty Canons of Giant Art

A very good copy in light green wrappers lettered in black. Unpaginated but 8 pages. Sitwell looks back at the subjects of his work "Canons of Giant Art: Twenty Torsos in Heroic Landscapes" which was published in 1933.
Published : Printed for the Author By Smart & Co, Brackley, First Edition
£18.00

Sitwell Sacheverell - Scherzo Di Fantasia

A very good copy in green printed wrappers lettered in black on the front cover. Unpaginated (12pp).
Published : Printed for the Author By Smart & Co, Brackley 1978, First Edition
£25.00

Smith Alexander - City Poems

Hardback. 12mo. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. No ownership inscription and little foxing. A neat stamp on the front end-paper states "Reduced Price 1/6". 190 pages + 24pp catalogue dated August 1857. Smith was a Scottish poet of the "Spasmodic" School but is now best remembered for the prose work "A Summer in Skye".
Published : Macmillan & Co, Cambridge 1857, First Edition
£12.00

Smith Alexander McCall - East Coast Tales

Illustrated by Iain McIntosh.
Softback. Limited to 800 copies. A near fine copy. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 20 pages. 6 illustrations by Iain McIntosh + illustrated cover title label. Five people converse on an Edinburgh to London train.
Published : Maclean Dubois, Edinburgh 2011, First Edition
£20.00

Smith Iain Crichton - The Tenement

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 159pp.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1985, First Edition
£6.00

Smith Sydney Goodsir - Cokkils

A good copy in yellow paper covers. Upper cover lettered and decorated in red. Two splash marks on upper cover. Rusting to staples. Limited edition, this being number 180 of 220 copies. Unpaginated but 16pp.
Published : M. MacDonald, Edinburgh 1953, First Edition
£12.00

Smith Sydney Goodsir - Gowdspink in Reekie

Wrappers. A very good copy. 24pp. This is number 407 of 600.
Published : Macdonald Publishers, Loanhead 1974, First Edition
£10.00

Smith Sydney Goodsir - Kynd Kittock's Land

A very good copy. Softcover in wrapper. 25pp. A poem about Edinburgh commissioned by the BBC.
Published : M. MacDonald, Edinburgh 1965, First Edition
£9.00

Smith Sydney Goodsir - The Wanderer and Other Poems

A very good copy in yellow paper covers lettered in red. 36pp.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1943, First Edition
£12.00

Smith, Iain Crichton - My Last Duchess : A Novel

Hardback. A very good copy in a dustwrapper which is price-clipped but otherwise complete and untorn. No ownership inscription. A little edge foxing. 158 pages. The author's third novel described as "of great resourcefulness and energy."
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1971, First Edition
£9.00

Smith, Iain Crichton - On the Island

Illustrated by Carol Fowke.
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. No ownership inscription. 125 pages. Black and white illustrations. A novel of growing up in the Hebrides.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1979, First Edition
£9.00

Snodgrass W.D. - Heart's Needle

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper with one small closed tear. 75pp. Includes a list of subscribers before publication and an addendum entitled "Finding A Poem".
Published : The Marvell Press 1960, First Edition
£28.00

Spender Stephen - Poems of Dedication

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with some edge wear and tear. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 58pp.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1947, First Edition
£15.00

Spender Stephen - Selected Poems

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. Small ownership inscription on front end-paper. 76pp.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1940, First Edition
£10.00

Spender Stephen - Selected Poems

A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper with one closed tear. Gift inscription on front end-paper. 76pp.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1940, First Edition
£15.00

Spender Stephen - The Edge of Being

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is slightly chipped and torn at top of spine. \endpapers a bit foxed. Ownership inscription. 57pp.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1949, First Edition
£10.00

Spender Stephen - The Generous Days

A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 47pp.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1971, First Edition
£10.00

Stapledon W. Olaf - Last Men in London

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Spine a little slanted and with a vertical line and spots of fading. Neat gift inscription on front end-paper dated 1932. Pp.viii,312 + 8pp adverts dated 932 (making this the first issue). A fantasy novel. Photograph available on request.
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1932, First Edition
£25.00

Stevenson Robert Louis - Underwoods

Hardback. A very good copy. A little wear at spine ends. No ownership or other inscription. Moderate, mainly, fore-edge, foxing. Pp.xv,138 + 32pp adverts dated July 1887. Poems in Scots and English.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1887, First Edition
£25.00

Stevenson Robert Louis - A Child's Garland of Songs Gathered from a Child's Garland of Verses

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in black on the upper board. All edges gilt. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. Pp.[vi],33. Black and white illustrations. Set to music by C. Villiers Stanford.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1892, First Edition
£40.00

Stevenson Robert Louis - St. Ives Being the Adventures of a French Prisoner in England

A very good copy in original grey cloth with gilt lettering. A little wear to the spine ends and edges. Smallish gift inscription on half-title. 312pp.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1898, First Edition
£7.00

Stevenson Robert Louis - Vailima Letters Being Correspondence Addressed By Robert Louis Stevenson to Sidney Colvin November 1890 - October 1894

Hardback. A near very good copy in light brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. Other edges uncut. A little end-paper and fore-edge foxing. Pp.xx,366 + 32pp adverts dated September 1895.
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1895, First Edition
£15.00

Stevenson, Robert Louis - In the South Seas

Hardback. A very good, bright, copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Top edge gilt. Fore-edge untrimmed and a little foxed. Some browning to end-papers but internally clean. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 343 pages. The title continues: "Being an Account of Experiences and Observations in the Marquesas, Paumotus and Gilbert Islands in the Course of Two Cruises on the Yacht "Casco" (1888) and the Schooner "Equator" (1889)."
Published : Chatto and Windus, London 1900,
£25.00

Steward William J. - The Vision of Aorangi and Other Poems

Hardback. A good copy in dark blue cloth which is faded and a little splash-marked on the spine. Browning to end-papers but not foxed and no ownership inscription. Pp.vi,265. Poetry from New Zealand.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation, Timaru, New Zealand 1906, First Edition
£7.00

Stockton Frank R. - The Casting Away of Mrs. Lecks and Mrs. Aleshine

A very good copy in wrappers which are a little browned.. Label of "Fasque" (the Gladstone family home) towards the foot of the front cover and inscription of "John R. Gladstone" at top of front cover. 130 pages.
Published : The Century Co., New York 1886, First Edition
£14.00

Strachey Lytton - Ermyntrude and Esmeralda : An Entertainment

Illustrated by Erte.
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. There is a smallish internal repair to the wrapper. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. 48 pages. 17 illustrations by Erte who also designed the dustwrapper. Introduction by Michael Holroyd.
Published : Anthony Blond, London 1969, First Edition
£10.00

Sturgeon Theodore - Venus Plus X

A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which is rather soiled and which has small edge chips. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Date written in ink on front end-paper otherwise a clean copy internally. 191 pages. Photographs available on request.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1969,
£85.00

Sutcliff Rosemary - Lady in Waiting

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 253 pages. The author's first work of adult fiction is a novel about Bess Throckmorton and her husband, Sir Walter Ralegh.
Published : Hodder and Stoughton, London 1956, First Edition
£30.00

Talfourd, Thomas Noon - Final Memorials of Charles Lamb; Consisting Chiefly of His Letters Not Before Published, with Sketches of Some of His Companions - Two Volumes.

Hardback. A very good two volume set in the original blind-stamped brown cloth lettered in gilt on the slightly faded spines. Trace of a label having been removed from the foot of Volume I. Bookplate in each volume. Not foxed. Vol. I,pp.xii,223. Vol.II,pp.[iv],239. Publisher's catalogue dated July,I 1848 in Volume I. Both volumes now protected by a clear, removable, sleeve.
Published : Edward Moxon, London 1848, First Edition
£32.00

Tennyson Allfred Lord - Locksley Hall Sixty Years After Etc

A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. 201 pages. Some end-paper foxing but generally quite clean.
Published : Macmillan, London 1886, First Edition
£15.00

Thomas Dylan - Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in silver. Fading to spine. Top edge red. No ownership inscription. 254 pages.
Published : J. M. Dent & Sons, London 1940, First Edition
£40.00

Thomas Dylan - The Beach of Falesa

A very good copy in a near vg dustwrapper with one small chip and an edge tear. 124pp.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1964, First Edition
£12.00

Thomas R.S. - Experimenting With An Amen

Hardback. A fine copy in a dustwrappoer which is complete, untorn and not price-clipped but which shows a little fading to the spine and top edge. Pp.vi,70. "These poems will reinforce [Thomas'] reputation as a major poet orf our time."
Published : Macmillan, London 1986, First Edition
£28.00

Thomson, Derick S (Editor) - An Dealbh Briste

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board. Ownership inscription on the front free end-paper. 64 pages. Poetry in Scots Gaelic with some translations to English. This is the author's first book of poetry. The author, who was Professor of Celtic at Glasgow University for many years, was a major Gaelic poet of the twentieth century.
Published : Serif Books, Edinburgh 1951, First Edition
£14.00

Tomlinson H. M. - Cote D'or

Hardback. Green cloth lettered in gilt. Would be very good but the cloth is faded despite being protected by both a glassine and a plain white paper wrapper. No. 213 of 300 copies on hand-made paper signed by the author. No. 2 in the Criterion Miscellany series. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1929, First Edition
£20.00

Tomlinson H. M. - Cote D'or

Hardback. Faded green boards. A little pitted at top of rear board. Remains of glassine wrapper. Top edge gilt. A very good, clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. No.218 of 300 copies on hand-made paper signed by the author. 23 pages. This is no.2 in the "Criterion Miscellany" series.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1929, First Edition
£12.00

Tomlinson H.M. - Illusion: 1915

A very good copy in yellow wraps lettered in black. Foxing to page ends. 34pp.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1929,
£5.00

Tomlinson H.M. - Illusion:1915

Hardback. A very good copy in the original boards. In a good dustwrapper which has small edge chips and tears. Top edge gilt. No. 48 of 525 copies signed by the author. 34 pages. No ownership inscription or other internal marking.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1929,
£15.00

Tomlinson H.M. - Thomas Hardy

A very good copy in russet cloth lettered in gilt. In a very good, original, glassine wrapper which is itself protected by a clear removable sleeve. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. This is no. 553 of 761 copies and is signed by the author. The frontispiece is by Zhenya Gay and is signed "Zhenya" by her in pencil. Pp.xxx,(2). Photograph available on request.
Published : Crosby Gaige, New York 1929, First Edition
£35.00

Tranter Nigel - Delayed Action

Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's orange cloth with title in black on spine which is slightly cocked. No inscriptions. Some light foxing to page ends. 223 pages. A nice tight copy.
Published : Ward Lock & Co.Ltd., London 1948,
£10.00

Tranter Nigel - Fast and Loose

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's red cloth lettered in black. Some fairly light foxing to endpapers and edges. No inscriptions. 250 pages. A good dustwrapper showing some signs of edge wear and tear with sellotape put along inside edges by a previous owner. Not price-clipped. A fictional tale of the boldest and baddest of Highland chiefs, An Colin Mor, Chieftain of the Clan MacColl.
Published : Ward Lock, London 1951, First Edition
£25.00

Tranter Nigel - Fast and Loose

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's red cloth. Gift inscription on f.e.p.. 250 pages. Good plus, price-clipped, dustwrapper which shows some edge wear.
Published : Ward Lock, London 1951, First Edition
£28.00

Tranter Nigel - Fire and High Water

Hardback. A very good copy in a complete (except price-clipped) protected dustwrapper which is slightly rubbed at top and bottom of spine and which has a minor closed edge tear. "This is the fourth exciting novel in which Nigel Tranter has featured Don and Ian and boys will find this to be the pair's most thrilling and large-scale adventure yet". 192 pps.
Published : Collins, London 1967, First Edition
£18.00