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First Editions

Wells H. G. - Socialism and the Family

Hardback. A near very good copy in a brown quarter cloth binding with green boards. Lettered in black on spine and front board. Top edge gilt. Corner clipped from front end-paper. 60 pages + 4 pages publisher's adverts. Combines two papers written by Wells which together "state pretty completely the attitude of Modern Socialism to family life."
Published : A.C. Fifield, London 1906, First Edition
£20.00

Wells H. G. - Text-Book of Biology Part I Vertebrata and Part II Invertebrates and Plants

Hardbacks. [1893]. A very good two volume set in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on spines. Vol. I, pp.x,149 + 16 page undated catalogue (which refers to this book as being "in the press" and states of another item that it "will be published during the fortnight following the examination of June 1893"). 24 sheets with plates.Vol. II,pp.x,157 + 2 page advert. for evening and vacation classes + 14 page publisher's catalogue dated December 1894. 23 sheets with plates (as called for). Vol. I has no ownership inscription. Vol. II has an ownership inscription on the half-title dated 1895. Neither volume is foxed internally and both have just a touch of edge foxing. This was Wells' first published book. Photographs available on request. A very decent set of a scarce item.
Published : University Correspondence College Press, London 1893, First Edition
£650.00

Wells H. G. - The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth

Hardback. A very good copy of the first issue in green cloth lettered in gilt. One board tip a little bumped. Bookseller's embossed stamp on front free end-paper but no ownership inscription. Pp.vii,317 + 2 pages undated adverts and 16 pages adverts dated 20.7.04.
Published : Macmillan, London 1904, First Edition
£50.00

Wells H. G. - The Salvaging of Civilization

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth. Spine lettering faded but readable. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 202 pages. Wells gives his thoughts on the future of mankind, a world state etc.
Published : Casell & Company, London 1921, First Edition
£15.00

Wells H. G. - The Story of a Great Schoolmaster : Being a Plain Account of the Life and Ideas of Sanderson of Oundle

Hardback. A very good copy in the original green cloth which is a little faded at foot of boards. In a good dustwrapper which has a narrow one inch long tear in front panel and other minor chips/tears. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A little edge foxing. 151 pages. Frontispiece and two other illustrations. A memorial of the life, work, thought and teaching of a great headmaster.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1924, First Edition
£95.00

Wells H. G. (Writing as "Reginald Bliss") - Boon, The Mind of the Race, The Wild Asses of the Devil, and the Last Trump Being a Selection from the Literary Remains of George Boon, Appropriate to the Times

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt on front board. Front board a bit marked. Lower board tips a little bumped. Top edge gilt. Previous owner's label on front fixed end-paper. 342 pages. Photograph available on request.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1915, First Edition
£30.00

Wells H.G. - Ann Veronica A Modern Love Story

Hardback. A good copy in the original cloth. A little wear to board tips. No ownership inscription. Some edge and end-paper foxing. 352 pages.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1909, First Edition
£25.00

Wells H.G. - In the Days of the Comet

Hardback. Externally very good in green cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Embossed previous owner's address on front free end-paper. Binding a little loose. Pp.viii,305 + 14 pages of adverts. dated 20.8.06.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1906, First Edition
£35.00

Wells H.G. - The Holy Terror

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has fairly minor edge wear and tear. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Smallish ownership inscription at top of title page. 447 pages. Quite a nice copy. Photograph available on request.
Published : Michael Joseph, London 1939, First Edition
£25.00

Wells H.G. - You Can't be Too Careful : A Sample of Life 1901-1951

Hardback. A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear but which is not price-clipped and is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Light edge foxing but a nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 297 pages. Described as "a novel of character and a picture of lower middle-class life in England during the first half of the twentieth century." Photograph available on request.
Published : Secker & Warburg, London 1941, First Edition
£45.00

Wharton Edith - The Writing of Fiction

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and lettered and decorated in gilt on the upper board. No ownership inscription. A little, mainly edge, foxing. 178 pages.
Published : Charles Scribner's Sons, London 1925, First UK Edition
£30.00

Whigham Peter - Things Common, Properly Selected Poems 1942-1982

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 214pp. Includes all the poetry the author wishes to keep in print including much previously uncollected and unpublished work.
Published : Anvil Press Poetry, London 1984, First Edition
£10.00

White T. H. - The Godstone and the Blackymor

Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper with a little wear and tear at top of spine. A clean copy without ownership inscription. Black and white illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. A book about living on the west coast of Ireland.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1959, First Edition
£18.00

White, Patrick - The Twyborn Affair

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's brown cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Top edged brown. 432 pages. Very good dustwrapper showing minor edgewear, not price-clipped and protected in a removable cover.
Published : Joanathan Cape, London 1979, First Edition
£8.00

Wilde Oscar and Whistler James A. McNeill - Wilde v Whistler an Acrimonious Correspondence on Art Between Oscar Wilde and James A. McNeill Whistler

A very good copy internally with no ownership or other inscription. The paper wraps, however, are considerably chipped at the edges and there is a closed horizontal tear across more than half of the front cover. One of 400 copies on small quarto paper.
Published : Privately Printed, London 1906, First Edition
£45.00

Wilde, Oscar (Edited By Rupert Hart-Davis) - More Letters of Oscar Wilde

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Very small ownership label on front end-paper. 215 pages. "As well as 164 new letters and better texts of some old ones, this book contains two conversations with Wilde which have not been in print for a great many years."
Published : John Murray, London 1985, First Edition
£10.00

Williamson Henry - A Solitary War

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which shows a touch of wear at spine ends. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 374 pages + publisher's adverts. A volume in the "Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight" series.
Published : Macdonald, London 1966, First Edition
£20.00

Williamson Henry - In the Woods

Hardback. A very good copy. Green cloth spine lettered in gilt. Cream boards. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 50 copies are stated to have been bound in cloth and signed but this copy is unnumbered and unsigned. 54 pages.
Published : St. Albert's Press, Llandeilo 1960, First Edition
£35.00

Williamson Henry - The Lone Swallows

Hardback. Just about good in paper-covered boards with black cloth spine. The paper covering has been rubbed from the upper board tips which are rather soft. A clean copy internally without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.x,245 + adverts. Short nature stories from Devon.
Published : W. Collins Sons & Co., London 1922, First Edition
£25.00

Williamson Henry - The Power of the Dead

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and with some soiling to the rear panel. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. 365 pages + publisher's adverts. A volume in the "Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight" series.
Published : Macdonald, London 1963, First Edition
£20.00

Williamson, Henry - The Innocent Moon

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in silver on the spine. In a very good dustwrapper with just a touch of edge wear. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Internally a clean copy, not foxed amd with no ownership inscription. A couple of small spots of edge foxing. 415 pages. This is the ninth volume in the "Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight" series.
Published : Macdonald & Co, London 1961, First Edition
£18.00

Winterson Jeanette - Written on the Body

An uncorrected proof copy in paper covers and in near-fine condition.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1992,
£7.00

Wodehouse P.G. - The Old Reliable

Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in black on front board and on spine. No inscriptions. Some foxing to page ends. Some spine lean. Fair dustwrapper with chips, tears and an external sellotape repair now protected in a removable cover.
Published : Herbert Jenkins, London 1951, First Edition
£40.00

Wood James - Bay of Seals

Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's light blue cloth with title in gilt on spine which is very slightly faded. No inscriptions. 223 pages.Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1964, First Edition
£20.00

Wood James - Cry of the Kestrel

Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in white on spine. No inscriptions . Lacks front end-paper. 224 pages. Good illustrated dustwrapper is a little chipped and with some edge wear. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable over. Internally a nice clean copy.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1962, First Edition
£15.00

Wood James - Rare Summer

Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's black cloth with title in white on spine. Free front endpaper missing. No inscriptions. 207 pages.Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is protected in a removable cover. This is a lovely tight clean copy. James Wood's 10th novel is set in the Flanders of 1940 as seen through the eyes of a young Scottish private soldier. "Here are those disastrous months leading to Dunkirk as they were experienced by raw. uninformed, badly supported infantrymen."
Published : Hutchinson, London 1965, First Edition
£8.00

Wood James - The Seine Fishers

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is clean, complete and untorn. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Some edge foxing. 192 pages. A fictional tale of Scottish seine-net fishermen.
Published : Gerald Duckworth & Co, London 1956, First Edition
£14.00

Wood James - The Shop in Loch Street

Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's maroon cloth with title in silver on spine. Lacks blank front free end-paper. 208 pages. The good dustwrapper is not price-clipped and shows fairly minor edge wear and tear. It is now protected in a removable cover. "Glasgow's back strreets, stabbed bodies, women reporters, policemen, Teddy boys....all these have their place in this fast-moving novel."
Published : Hutchinson, London 1958, First Edition
£25.00

Wooolf, Virginia (Contributes) - Atalanta's Garland Being the Book of the Edinburgh University Women's Union 1926

Illustrated by Jessie M. King; Phoebe Traquair; Cecile Walton et al.
Hardback. Cream cloth spine with paper-covered boards. Lacks title label to upper board otherwise very good. Quite a nice clean copy with no ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.xiv,192. Includes contributions by Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, Edwin Muir, Hugh McDiarmid etc. 12 illustrations including four in colour with 10 tissue-guarded (the other two being photograps). Illustrators include Jessie M. King, Phoebe Traquair, and Katharine Cameron.
Published : Edinburgh Unversity Press, Edinburgh 1926, First Edition
£45.00

Yates Dornford - Shoal Water

Hardback. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear and which is not price-clipped. . No ownership inscription. Moderate edge foxing. 317 pages.
Published : Ward Lock, London 1940, First Edition
£20.00

Yeats William Butler (Writing as "Ganconagh") - John Sherman and Dhoya

Hardback. A very good copy in the original tan cloth ruled in green. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. Some foxing to front end-papers but generally clean. 195 pages. An early work by Yeats published as the tenth title in the Pseudonym Library. Only 356 hardback copies are believed to have been printed.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1891, First Edition
£900.00

Yeats, William Butler - Responsibilities; Poems and a Play

Hardback. No. 237 of 400 copies. A very good copy in grey paper-covered boards with linen spine. Lettered on the upper board in black. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Grey end-papers. A little spotting to boards and some discolouration of end-papers. Otherwise a clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Photograph available on request.
Published : The Cuala Press, Churchtown, Dundrum 1914, First Edition
£395.00

Young Andrew McLaren - The Green Man

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is chipped at the foot of the spine. Not foxed and no ownership inscription. 46pp.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1947, First Edition
£8.00