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First Editions

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 to good 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 - Drafts and Fragments of Cantos CX - CXVII

Hardback. Nd but 1968 or 1969. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in silver. In a good plus dustwrapper which has two smallish stains on the spine and a little browning/foxing. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or foxing. 32 pages.
Published : New Directions, New York, First Edition
£18.00

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 American Edition
£85.00

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
£35.00

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, First Paperback Edition
£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

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
£30.00

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

Robertson T.A. - Mair Laeves Fae Vagaland

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper with very small chips and a tear at the spine ends. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 58 pages. Poems in the Shetland dialect.
Published : The Shetland Times, Lerwick 1965, First Edition
£35.00

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

Saint Columba (ascribed to): Translated By Edwin Morgan - The Maker on High

A fine copy in green sewn wrappers lettered in black. This is no. 134 of 300 copies and is signed by Edwin Morgan. An eight page poem ascribed from a very early date to Saint Columba. The poem is described as "a concentrated, relentless blast of fearful praise for the "altus prosator" of the opening line. Text in Latin and English.
Published : The Mariscat Press, Glasgow 1997, First Edition Thus
£28.00

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
£80.00

Scott Walter - 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
£280.00

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

Hardback. 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, First Canadian Edition
£9.00

Sharpe Tom - Ancestral Vices

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's orange cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. 231 pages. Very good dustwrapper which is price-clipped. This is a nice tight clean copy.
Published : Secker & Warburg, London 1980, First Edition
£9.00

Shaw Bernard - Arms and the Man: An Anti-romantic Comedy in Three Acts

A good copy in green cloth which is darkened on spine and with a light patch at foot of lower board. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 76pp.
Published : Archibald Constable & Co, London 1905, First Edition
£15.00

Shaw Bernard - The Apple Cart: a Political Extravaganza

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is just slightly chipped. Small inscription on front end-paper.
Published : Constable, London 1930, First Edition
£6.00

Shaw T.E. (Lawrence of Arabia) (Translator) - The Odyssey of Homer

Hardback. First trade edition, second issue. A very good copy in the original brown buckram lettered in gilt on the spine. Foxing to top edge and a little to fore-edge.. In a good plus dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Gift inscription on verso of frontispiece and ownership inscription on half-title. Decorated front end-papers and title page. 327 pages.
Published : Oxford University Press 1935,
£35.00

Shaw, Bernard - The League of Nations. Fabian Tract No. 226

Wrappers. Staple rusted but a nice, vg copy. 12 pages.
Published : The Fabian Society, London 1929, First Edition
£15.00

Silkin Jon - The Re-Ordering of the Stones

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing, marking or inscription. 56 pages. "Mr. Silkin's new volume of verse shows the maturing of an exceptional talent".
Published : Chatto & Windus/The Hogarth Press, London 1961, First Edition
£25.00

Sitwell Osbert - Argonaut and Juggernaut

A good copy in original grey cloth. Spine label worn but readable. Some foxing mainly to last few pages.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1919, First Edition
£7.00

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
£15.00

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