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- 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
£28.00

- 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,
£120.00

- 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,
£40.00

- London Society: Christmas Numbers for 1866, 1867, 1868 , 1869 + Holiday Number for 1869 + Number for April 1869

Hardback. 6 issues of this magazine bound in a green half-leather binding with five raised bands on spine. Lettered in gilt on a maroon title-piece. Marbled edges and end-papers. Smallish ownership label on front fixed end-paper. Numerous illustrations (one torn without loss).
Published : London Society ,
£45.00

- 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,
£6.00

- 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,
£25.00

- 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,
£45.00

- 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,
£70.00

- 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,
£50.00

- 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,
£60.00

- 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
£25.00

Scott Alistair - Cupar Muses - Poetic Reflections

Softback. A very good copy with photograph of main street in Cupar on the front and photopgraph of author on the back. No front end-paper but doesn't look as though there should be one. Signed by author's son, who wrote the Foreword, on title page. 69 pages. Alistair Scott was much in demand both as a solo singer (bass baritone) and as a member of operatic societies, concert parties and choirs. Although all of his poetry was very personal, typically very little of it was introspective.
Published : Privately Published, Coupar Angus 2003, First Edition
£9.00

"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
£20.00

"A.H.M." - Ulysses or De Rougemont of Troy

A good copy. Pictorial upper board. Unpaginated but about 50pp. Humerous illustrated poetry relating to the Trojan war.
Published : Methuen, London 1899, First Edition
£8.00

"Aliph Cheem" - Lays of Ind Comical, Satirical and Descriptive Poems Illustrative of English Life in India

A good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Front hinges tender. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 237pp + 32pp adverts. Illustrated.
Published : W.Thacker & Co, London 1911, Twelfth Edition
£7.00

"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
£18.00

"Cynicus" - Symbols and Metaphors

Hardback. Nd. Early 1900's. A very good copy in the original cloth which is lettered and decorated in gilt. Bevelled edges. All edges gilt. Ownership inscription and three stamps of previous owner. Unpaginated. Illustrated verses.
Published : The Cynicus Publishing Co. And Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co, London, Popular Edition
£18.00

"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,
£60.00

"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
£30.00

"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, Third Edition
£15.00

"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, Second Edition
£50.00

"Quiz" - Sketches of Young Ladies: In Which These Interesting Members of the Animal Kingdom are Classified According to Their Several Instincts, Habits and General Characteristics

Illustrated by "Phiz".
Hardback. A fair to good copy in light blue paper-covered boards. Illustrated upper board. A previous owner has applied clear sellotape neatly to the spine as it was splitting from the boards. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. Pp.viii,80. Six illustrations (of which four retain tissue-guards).
Published : Chapman and Hall, London 1838, Seventh Edition
£30.00

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

Hardback. 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
£30.00

[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
£25.00

[Williams, William] - the Journal of Llewellin Penrose, A Seaman Vols. II,III,IV of Four.

Hardbacks. Three volumes (of four) in near very good condition uniformly bound in a blue half-leather binding with marbled boards. Lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. Spine a little rubbed. Some foxing especially to early and late pages. 217,215 and 197 pages. 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
£240.00

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, First Edition Thus
£9.00

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
£14.00

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

A good 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--".
Published : John Donaldson, London 1776,
£325.00

Aiken Conrad - Selected Poems

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete, untorn and not price-clipped. Small ownership inscription. 274pp.
Published : Oxford University Press 1961, First Edition
£14.00

Ainsworth Peter F. - Jean Froissart and the Fabric of History: Truth, Myth, and Fiction in the Chroniques

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.xvi,329. Described as "the first fresh reading in English in 60 years" of this "record of the chivalric exploits of French and English noblemen in the Hundred Years War."
Published : Clarendon Press, Oxford 1990, First Edition
£65.00

Alexander William - Sketches of Life Among My Ain Folk

12mo. Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription. Some fore-edge foxing. Pp.viii,248. Short stories of Aberdeenshire country life in the 19th century by the author of "Johnny Gibb of Gushetneuk".
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1882, Second Edition
£20.00

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,
£10.00

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
£12.00

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
£6.00

Anon. [Wilson, John / North, Christopher] - The Foresters

Hardback. A near very good copy in a half leather binding with five raised bands on spine. Lettered in gilt on a maroon title-piece. Bookplates and ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Some foxing. 413 pages. The author of this novel was Professor of Moral Philosophy at Edinburgh University and wrote for Blackwood's Magazine under the pseudonym of Christopher North.
Published : William Blackwood /T. Cadell, Edinburgh / London 1825, First Edition
£50.00

Apuleius (Translated By Charles Stuttaford) - The Story of Cupid and Psyche

Illustrated by Jessie Mothersole.
Hardback. 4to. A good copy. Some darkening to spine and spotting to boards. Yapped fore-edge. Bookplate. Pp.xvii,83. Four illustrations by Jessie Mothersole.. A fine edition on hand-made paper printed in black and red.
Published : David Nutt, London 1903, First Edition Thus
£45.00

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, First Edition Thus
£25.00

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, First Edition Thus
£25.00

Arnold Matthew - Poems

Illustrated by Gilbert James.
Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth edged in blue on upper board and spine. Lettered and decorated in gilt on spine and upper board. Top edge gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 148 pages. 12 tissue-guarded photogravures after Gilbert James.
Published : George Routledge and Sons, London 1905, First Edition Thus
£10.00

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 , London 1910, First Edition Thus
£120.00

Ascham Roger - English Works; Toxophilus, Report of the Affaires and State of Germany, the Scholemaster

A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt in a very good dustwrapper. Top edge gilt. Pp.xx,304. A lovely clean copy free of foxing and with no ownership inscription.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1904, First Edition Thus
£35.00

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, Second Impression
£6.00

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,
£65.00

Ballantine James - The Miller of Deanhaugh

Illustrated by Alex. A. Ritchie.
Hardback. 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,
£30.00

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
£8.00

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
£15.00

Barnes William - Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect

Hardback. A good plus copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. Ring mark on rear board. Small gift inscription on title page. Pp.xi,467 + 32pp. publisher's catalogue dated 8/79. Comprises the first three collections of the author's Dorset poems brought out together for the first time.
Published : C. Kegan Paul & Co, London 1879, First Edition Thus
£25.00

Barrie J.M. - A Window in Thrums

Illustrated by William Hole.
Hardback. 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,
£140.00

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, Dixieme Edition
£10.00

Bates H.E. - The Modern Short Story A Critical Survey

Boards a little dusty but a very good copy internally with just a touch of foxing to page ends. 231pp.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1941, First Edition
£7.00