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Literature / Fiction

- An Omar Khayyam Calendar for the year 1907

Hardback. 12mo. A very good copy in light blue boards with cloth spine. Lower board a little marked. Printed in red and black with initial letters in red.
Published : O. Anacker, London 1906, First Edition

- Catullus, Tibullus, Propertius, Ad Optimorum Exemplarium Fidem Recensiti, Cum MSS. Codicum Variis Lectionibus Margini Appositis

Hardback. A good copy in a full leather binding decorated in gilt on spine and lettered in gilt on a red title-piece. Five raised bands. Some wear to board tips and spine ends. Pp.xi,312,[2]. Engraved headpiece, tail-pieces and initial letters.
Published : Lutetiae Parisiorum, Typis Antonii Urbani Coustelier 1723,

- Les Amours D'Ismene et D'Ismenias

Hardback. 32mo. A good copy in a rather worn full leather binding which is a little chipped at foot of spine. All edges gilt. Marbled end-papers. Bookplate of the author, Compton MacKenzie. Pp.viii,136. Frontispiece. Ink mark at foot of pages 46/47 does not affect the text.
Published : , London 1783,

- Pantagruel's Prognostication

A very good copy. Softcover. 30 pages. This is a reprint of an English translation of c.1660. It is No. 3 of the Luttrell Reprints.
Published : Printed for the Luttrell Society By Basil Blackwell, Oxford 1947,

- Roy Lewis 80

This is a festshrift for the 80th birthday of the printer and private press owner, Roy Lewis, of the Keepsake Press. It consists of a blue slipcase lettered in black and gold containing 28 items in total of which 25 are short poems etc from other private presses (a few containing limitations - one as low as 100 and one signed poem by Edward Lowbury). In addition there is a title page, a list of contributors and a note which states: "The Keepsake Press, 1958-88 and Roy Lewis, 1913- are deeply grateful to the distinguished Poets, Artists and Craftsmen for their devoted work on this Festschrift, so highly appreciated.". An interesting and uncommon item in near fine condition.
Published : 1993,

- The Atlantic Monthly. A Magazine of Literature, Art and Politics

A good copy in half leather with five raised bands to spine. Two one inch tears at foot of spine at join with upper and lower boards. Marbled endpapers and edges. 796pp. Contributions by Louisa M Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes etc.
Published : Ticknor and Fields, Boston 1863,

- The Guardian in Two Volumes

Hardbacks. 24mo. Fair to good copies in worn leather bindings. Vol. 2 lacks title-piece and also a piece of the leather binding at the top of the spine. Each volume bears the bookplate of George Barne Trollope (who was a Rear-Admiral). Neither volume has a front end-paper. Vol.I,pp.x,360. Two engraved plates. Vol.II,364 pages + index to each volume. Four engraved plates.
Published : J. Parsons, London 1794,

- The Literary and Pictorial Souvenir: A Museum of Entertainment and Instruction

Hardback. Nd. c.1850? A good copy in blind-stamped red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Worn, with a little loss, at head of spine. All edges gilt. Label/bookplate has been removed from the front fixed end-paper. No ownership inscription and very little foxing. Pp.[viii],313. Frontispiece and six steel engravings. The book is now protected in a clear, removable, cover.
Published : Thomas Holmes, London,

- The Mirror in Two Volumes

Hardback. 24mo. The two volume set in good condition in a full leather binding of the period with decoration in gilt. Lacks one title piece. Some cracks in leather at join of spines with upper boards. Bookplate of the author, Compton MacKenzie in each volume. Also in each volume written in ink on a piece of paper pasted to the front fixed end-paper is the surname "Trollope". 255 and 283 pages respectively. Six illustrations. Essays on a great variety of matters.
Published : J. Parsons, London 1794,

- The New Arabian Nights. Select Tales Not Included By Galland or Lane

Hardback. Nd. but gift inscription on half-title is dated 1883. A good plus copy in green cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in black. Spine a little dull but lettering clear. All edges gilt. Marbled end-papers. Hinges sound. Pp.xi,390. Frontispiece and 32 illustrations. Tales translated and edited by W. F. Kirby.
Published : W. Swan Sonnenschein & Co, London,

- Vaishnava Lyrics Done Into English Verse By Surendranath Kumar, Nandalal Datta and John Alexander Chapman

Hardback. A near very good copy in blue paper-covered boards with cream cloth spine. Lettered on spine and upper board. No ownership inscription. Pp.x,53. Lyrics by Hindu devotees of Vishnu (or Krishna).
Published : Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press 1923, First Edition

"A Soldier in France" - Lest Britain Forgets

Nd. c. 1917? A very good copy with some fading and a little surface rubbing to lower board. 36pp. A small book of war poems published in aid of the Harfleur Soldiers' Club.
Published : Jesse W. Ward, Croydon, First Edition

"Brown Linnet" [Ella Tomlinson] - Widow Wiley and Some Other Old Folk

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Spine a little faded. Ownership inscription on title page. Pp.viii,307 + 4pp publisher's adverts. Lacks part of blank rear end-paper. 20 illustrations. Fictional stories of older people in late Victorian England.
Published : Seeley & Co., London 1901, First Edition

"Fitz-Adam Adam" - The World in Four Volumes

Hardbacks. A good four volume set in a fairly worn half-leather binding of the period with marbled boards. Only one volume retains its title-piece. Each volume bears the bookplate of the author, Compton Mackenzie. Three of the four volumes also bear the surname "Trollope" written in ink on a small piece of paper pasted to the front fixed end-paper. Approx. 250 pages per volume with a subject index at the end of each volume and an author index at the end of the final volume. 10 plates.
Published : J. Parsons, London 1794,

"Free Lance" - Border Rhymes

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Top edge gilt. Bevelled edges. A clean copy with no ownership inscription and very little foxing. Pp.xvi,374. Poetry, some in Scots, by a Borders poet from Lilliesleaf.
Published : James Edgar, Hawick 1899, First Edition

"J. T." - Jeannie Jaffray Aberdeen 260 Years Ago and Other Old-World Sketches

Hardback. A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in black. Some edge foxing but largely clean internally. No ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.vii,261. Frontispiece and three other illustrations.
Published : George Dickie, Aberdeen 1910,

"Nicholas Babble" (Edward Long) - The Prater

Hardback. 16mo. A good copy in a worn leather binding which lacks the title piece and small pieces at spine ends.. Bookplate of the author, Compton MacKenzie. Pp.ix,289.
Published : T. Lownds, London 1757,

"Tee Kay" - Some Thouchts o' Mine in Song and Verse

. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a good, if rather edge-worn and soiled, dustwrapper. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.vii,128. Frontispiece. Poems, written in Scots and English, by a Hawick man and mainly about that area of the Borders.
Published : James Edgar, Hawick 1924, First Edition

[Rathbone Hannah Mary] - Some Further Portions of the Diary of Lady Willoughby Which Do Relate to Her Domestic History and to the Events of the Latter Years of the Reign of King Charles the First, the Protectorate and the Restoration

Hardback. 16mo. A good copy in a full leather binding which is rather rubbed. Lettered in gilt on a maroon title-piece on spine. Marbled end-papers. Gift inscription on half-title. 215 pages. Illustrated with head-pieces and heraldic devices.The fictional diary of Lady Willoughby for the years 1648 to 1663.
Published : Longman Brown Green and Longmans, London 1848, First Edition

[Williams, William] - the Journal of Llewellin Penrose, A Seaman [4 Volumes Complete]

Hardbacks. A four volume set in good to very good condition uniformly bound in a blue half-calf binding with marbled boards. Lettered and decorated in gilt on the spines. Spines a little rubbed. Some foxing especially to early and late pages. Pp.xvi,239, 217,215 and 197. Adverts at end of volume II. This novel set in the Caribbean was written in the USA between 1774 and 1775 and has been claimed as the first novel written there. This published version was much altered by Williams' benefactor in the UK, Thomas Eagles.
Published : John Murray, London 1815, First Edition

Abbe Prevost D'Exiles - The History of the Chevalier Des Grieux and of Manon Lescaut

A good copy in slightly faded boards. Pp.lix,262. Translated from the original text of 1731 by Helen Waddell. Introduction by George Saintsbury.
Published : Constable, London 1931,

Adams W. H. Davenport - A Concordance to the Plays of Shakespeare

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Hinges tender. 495 pages. Frontispiece. A phrase concordance. The compiler believes that "no phrase of any value, interest or importance has been omitted."
Published : George Routledge & Sons, London 1886, First Edition

Addison Joseph and Steele Richard (Editors) - The Spectator in Eight Volumes

A good eight volume set in full leather bindings with five raised bands. Lettered in gilt on red title-pieces. A few spine ends are a little worn and chipped. Each volume bears two bookplates, the more recent being that of the author, Compton Mackenzie. The Spectator was published between 1711 and 1714, initially on a daily basis but latterly three times a week. The Spectator aimed "to enliven morality with wit, and to temper wit with morality--". Photographs available on request.
Published : John Donaldson, London 1776,

Alfred Henschke] - Der Leierkastenmann. Volkslieder Der Gegenwart. Aus Dem Munde Des Volkes Gesammelt Und Hier Zum Erstenmal Veroffentlicht. Mit 10 Kolorierten Ganzseitigen Holzschnitten Von Szafranski

Hardback. Decorated upper board lettered in black. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 39 pages. 10 full-page colour illustrations. German folk-songs.
Published : Erich Reiss, Berlin 1917,

Angus-Butterworth L.M. - Robert Burns and the 18th Century Revival in Scottish Vernacular Poetry

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.ix,309. 4 illustrations. A detailed examination of the 18th century revival in Scottish poetry. Shows that Burns weas a well-read ,cultured man of high principles, great strength of purpose and much wisdom.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1969, First Edition

Annand J.K. - Two Voices

A good copy in wrappers. 36pp. This is a single long poem in Scots projecting the author in the solitude of the mountains and during watches on the sea.
Published : M. MacDonald, Edinburgh 1968, First Edition

Apuleius Lucius - The Golden Asse

Illustrated by Jean De Bosschere.
Hardback. A good copy in reddish-brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. A little wear at spine ends. Would be very good but front hinges tender. Bookplate. Some foxing mainly to front end-papers. No.2787 of 3000 copies. Pp.xxxv,282 + 4pp. adverts. 16 full-page plates of which 8 are in colour. Black and white head and tail pieces. Translated out of Latin by William Adlington. Introduction by E.B. Osborn.
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1923,

Argote Luis De Gongora Y - The Solitudes

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xiii,146. This edition, limited to 500 copies, provides the original 17th century Spanish text of the poem together with an English translation by Gilbert F. Cunningham. Loosely inserted is a compliment slip from the translator.
Published : Printed Privately, Alva, Scotland 1964,

Arnold Matthew - The Scholar Gipsy & Thyrsis

Illustrated by W. Russell Flint.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in green cloth with bevelled edges, lettered in gilt and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Top edge gilt. In a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn although apparently faded on spine and front panel. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. No ownership inscription. Some edge and end-paper foxing but otherwise clean internally. Pp.[xii],67. 10 tissue-guarded tipped-in colour plates. A nice copy.
Published : Philip Lee Warner for the Medici Society, London 1910,

Auden W.H. & Isherwood Christopher - On the Frontier

A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Small ownership inscriptioin. 123pp. A melodrama in three acts.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1939,

Austen Jane - Mansfield Park

Illustrated by C. E. Brock.
Hardback. Nd. Early 1900's? A very good copy in light green cloth elaborately decorated in gilt on upper board and spine. Top edge gilt. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.v,396. Frontispiece and 14 colour illustrations.
Published : J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London,

Ballantine James - The Miller of Deanhaugh

Illustrated by Alex. A. Ritchie.
A good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. Small ex libris plate on front fixed end-paper. 312 pages. 13 plates + smaller engravings.
Published : Seton & Mackenzie, Edinburgh 1869,

Barash Asher - Pictures from a Brewery

A very good copy in yellow cloth lettered in black on the spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 274 pages. Stories by one of the greatest short story writers in modern Hebrew literature.
Published : Massada Press 1971, First Edition

Barber Richard (Editor) - Arthurian Literature VIII

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Small book-plate. 206pp. Four essays including "Arthur and Mordred: Variations on an Incest Theme" and "John Hardyng and the Holy Grail".
Published : D.S. Brewer 1989, First Edition

Barrie J.M. - A Window in Thrums

Illustrated by William Hole.
4to. This is no. 275 of 550 copies of the large paper edition. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xiv,217. 18 tissue-guarded etchings. Tales of "Thrums" (i.e. Barrie's home town of Kirriemuir) told in Scots.
Published : Hodder and Stoughton, London 1892,

Barry Leon - La Derniere Epousee D'Ammon

Softback. 16mo. A very good copy in protected card covers. 148 pages. Coloured frontispiece. Head and tail pieces. Text in French.
Published : L'Edition D'Art, Paris 1926,

Beattie William - Buchan Poetry : Fruits of Time Parings

A good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on upper board. Some rubbing to boards. Inscribed on front end-paper; "With the editor's comps." pp.xii,82. The text is reprinted exactly as in the original edition of 1813. Poetry, much of it in the Buchan dialect. Includes an Introduction and Glossary.
Published : James Mackay, Aberdeen 1873,

Beechy, Henry William - The Literary Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, First President of the Royal Academy. To Which is Prefixed a Memoir of the Author; With Remarks on His Professional Character, Illustrative of His Principles and Practice. In Two volumes

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in full red leather attractively decorated in gilt on upper board, blind-stamped on lower board and lettered in gilt on spine with five raised bands. A little rubbing to spines and edges. All edges gilt. Prize label in each volume. Marbled end-papers. Some end-paper foxing. Vol.I,pp.viii,463. Frontispiece. Vol. II,pp.[iv],495. An attractive set.
Published : George Bell and Sons, London 1880,

Bell J.J. - Clyde Songs and Other Verses

A very good copy. Bookplate. 130pp.
Published : Gowans & Gray Ltd. 1910,

Bell Robert (editor) - Early Ballads Illustrative of History Traditions and Customs

A good copy in original green cloth decorated in gilt. Spine a little worn. All edges gilt. 224pp. Frontis and two other illus.
Published : Griffin Bohn & Company, London 1862,

Bellegarde Jean-Baptiste Morvan Abbe De - Reflexions Sur Ce Qui Peut Plaire Ou Deplaire Dans Le Commerce Du Monde Quatrieme Edition Revue et Corrigee D'un Tres Grands Nombres De Fautes [Avec] Reflexions Sur La Politesse Des Moeurs --

Hardback. 16mo. A good copy in a quarter leather binding with five raised bands. Spine lettered in gilt on a red title piece. Bookplate (in fact two bookplates!) of the author, Compton MacKenzie. Small old ownership inscription on front free end-paper and some ink writing on front fixed end-paper. Pp.[10],140,[8],[6],150,[10]. Two volumes in one with engraved frontispiece and index to each volume.
Published : Chez Henri Schelte, Amsterdam 1712,

Benson E.F. - The Climber

A good copy in slightly worn cloth. 322pp + 2pp adverts.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1908,

Bethell L.A. (editor) - "Blackwood" Tales from the Outposts Volume V Jobs of Work

A very good copy. 279pp.
Published : William Blackwood, Edinburgh 1932,

Bjornson Bjornstjerne - Pastor Sang Being the Norwegian Drama Over Aevne

Hardback. A good copy in tan boards lettered in dark brown on upper board. Spine darkened making spine lettering unreadable. Some wear to spine ends. Pp.[x],109,[i]. Upper board illustrated by Aymer Vallance. Tissue-guarded frontispiece by Aubrey Beardsley. A Norwegian play translated by William Wilson.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1893,

Blake, William; Harries, Rose - Walking Round Cambridge with William Blake

Illustrated by Rose Harries.
Hardback. A fine copy. No.40 of 160 copies. The text is Blake's poem, "Auguries of Innocence" which is illustrated with line drawings by Rose Harries who walked the streets of Cambridge with a sketchbook, fitting her impressions of the poem with modern scenes of street life.
Published : Incline Press, Oldham,

Bold Alan - To Find the New

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author. 64pp. Poetry.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1968,

Bon Gaultier (Editor) - The Book of Ballads

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. All edges gilt. A nice clean copy, not foxed and with no ownership inscription. Pp.v,256 + 4pp adverts. Black and white illustrations by Doyle, Leech and Crowquill.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1874,

Bon Gaultier (Editor) - The Book of Ballads

Illustrated by Doyle, Leech and Crowquill.
Hardback. A good copy in a full leather binding. Title piece and five raised bands on spine. Only some scuffing to front board prevents this book from being very good. Marbled end-papers and edges. Bookplate. Ownership inscription. Pp.v,256. Humourous illustrations throughout.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh 1857,

Bone, Gertrude - Women of the Country

A good copy in the original boards. Top edge gilt. Pictorial end-papers. Small gift inscription. 191 pages. Frontispiece by Muirhead Bone. A fictional work about countrywomen.
Published : Duckworth & Co, London 1913,

Borras F.M. - Maxim Gorky the Writer an Interpretation

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Ownership inscription. Pp.xxvii,195. An evaluation of Gorky's work.
Published : Oxford University Press 1967, First Edition