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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

Scott, Sir Walter - Redgauntlet, A Tale of the Eighteenth Century

Hardbacks. A very good three volume set in uniform red half-leather bindings lettered in gilt. Marbled boards and edges. Some foxing mainly to end-papers. Previous owner's small logo and initials on front fixed end-paper of each volume. Prelims +319,328,331pages. Comma after the title in volumes I and II with a full stop in volume III indicates a first printing. Half-titles present (after title pages) but lacking adverts.
Published : Archibald Constable & Co, Edinburgh 1824, First Edition
£70.00

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 Bernard (Edited By Dan H. Laurence and Daniel J. Leary) - The Complete Prefaces Volume 3 : 1930-1950

Hardback. A very good copy of the first impression in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. Gift inscription on front fixed end-paper. Pp.x,621. The prefaces are assembled chronologically "and are provided with annotation of elusive topical references."
Published : Allen Lane the Penguin Press, London 1997, First Edition
£18.00

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

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 Sydney Goodsir - Under the Eildon Tree : A Poem in XXIV Elegies

Hardback. A good copy in light green boards with blue cloth spine. Some wear and darkening to board edges. Inscription on front free end-paper of Iona Macgregor, the Scottish author. 74 pages. Frontispiece portrait of author. This first edition was limited to 350 copies.
Published : Serif Books, Edinburgh 1948, First Edition
£15.00

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
£10.00

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, 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 - 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 - 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

Spender Stephen - Trial of a Judge a Tragedy in Five Acts

A very good copy in light red cloth a little darkened on spine. Some foxing to front endpapers. No dustwrapper.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1938, First Edition
£5.00

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
£30.00

Steinbeck John - The Forgotten Village

Hardback. A very good copy in the original cloth lettered in green on the spine and decorated in green on the upper board. In a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which has a few edge chips and tears. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription. 143 pages. 136 photographs from the film of the same name with text by Steinbeck. "This is a story of the little pueblo of Santiago on the skirts of a hill in the mountains of Mexico."
Published : The Viking Press, New York 1941, First Edition
£18.00

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 - The New Lighthouse on the Dhu Heartach Rock, Argyllshire

Softback. As new and unopened in its cellophane wrapper. Stevenson's esay, drafted in 1872 and now first published "tells the story of the construction of the Dhu Heartach lighthouse on an isolated, menacing rock fifteen miles at sea in the North Atlantic, off the west coast of Scotland". Includes a number of other unpublished sketches by RLS and a substantial introduction by Roger G. Swearingen titled "Robert Louis Stevenson and Lighthouses".
Published : Northern Lighthouse Board, Edinburgh 1995, First Edition
£18.00

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

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
£10.00