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Tranter Nigel - Robert the Bruce; the Steps to the Empty Throne; the Path of the Hero King; the Price of the King's Peace

The complete trilogy all in very good condition in very good dustwrappers. All dustwrappers are complete and untorn. Two are slightly faded on the spine. No ownership inscription and just a few spots of fore-edge foxing. Approx. 1050 pages in total.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London, Reprint

Tranter Nigel - The Chosen Course

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. No ownership inscription or other marking. 227 pages. Deals with the "two-edged effect of introducing new technological projects [in the shape of a hydrto-electric dam] into an area like the Scottish Highlands."
Published : The Molendinar Press, Glasgow` 1980, Reprint

Tranter Nigel G. - The Gilded Fleece

A very good copy in a good, almost complete, dustwrapper with some rubbing to spine and at foldover. This is a nice, clean copy of the first reprint without foxing or ownership inscription. Quite a difficult early title dealing with the Highland Clearances.
Published : Ward, Lock & Co, London 1943, Reprint

Trollope Anthony - An Autobiography

Spine slightly slanted but otherwise a very good copy of this volume in the Oxford Trollope series. Bookplate. 411pp. Illus.
Published : Oxford University Press 1950,

Trollope Anthony - Framley Parsonage

Hardback. The complete work extracted from issues of the Cornhill Magazine between January 1860 and April 1861 and bound in one volume. Dark blue cloth with title in gilt on a red title-piece. Staining to upper board. Bookplate and small ex libris label of previous owners. Six plates by Millais (some showing moderate foxing).
Published : The Cornhill Magazine 1860, First Edition

Trollope Anthony - Hunting Sketches

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on upper board. Bevelled edges. Ownership inscription on title page. 115 pages + 24 page publisher's catalogue dated March 30,1866. These sketches were reprinted from the "Pall Mall Gazette."
Published : Chapman & Hall, London 1866, Third Edition

Trollope Anthony - Phineas Finn

A very good two volume set in good to very good dustwrappers which are just a little worn/torn at the spine ends. The dustwrappers are not price-clipped and are now protected. These are volumes in the Oxford Trollope series and are illustrated by T.L.B. Huskinson.
Published : Oxford University Press 1949, First Edition Thus

Trollope, T. Adolphus - Beppo the Conscript. A Novel

Hardback. A near very good copy which has been bound in a half red leather binding attractively decorated in gilt on the spine and lettered in gilt on a green title-piece. There is some marking to the boards (but not the spine). Lacks half-title. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.viii,391. Frontispiece.
Published : Chapman and Hall, London 1865, New Edition

Tudor Henry - Domestic Memoirs of a Christian Family Resident in the County of Cumberland with Descriptive Sketches of the Scenery of the British Lakes

Hardback. A near very good copy in blind-stamped dark brown cloth lettered in gilt. Moderate wear to spine ends and edges. Pp.vii[1],416. Frontispiece and four plates of Lake District scenery. This is a work of fiction the profits from which were to go to the Church Missionary Society. There are three factual Appendices entitled "Brief View of the Plan and Operations of the British and Foreign Bible Society and of Kindred Institutions throughout the World;" "The Present Position and Future Prospects of the Church Missionary Society", and "Religious Tract Society, Instituted 1799; Its Principles, Objects and Operations".
Published : J. Hatchard and Son, London 1848, First Edition

Turk S.A. - The Secret of Carickferneagh Castle An Irish Romance

Hardback. Nd. c.1910? A very good copy externally. Internally good. Previous owner's initials in ink on front-end-paper and title page. Some browning to end-papers. Pp.v,201.
Published : R & T Washbourne, London, Second Edition

Twain Mark - Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven

Nd. Copyright date 1909. Not first issue. A good copy in red cloth. The white lettering and illustration on the upper board is clear. The white lettering on the spine is faded but partly readable. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. 121pp. Frontispiece. Would be very good but for part fading of spine lettering.
Published : Harper & Brothers, New York and London,

Two Brothers (Lord Alfred & Charles Tennyson) - Poems By Two Brothers

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's dark green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Some browning to endpapers. 251 pages. Contains additional poems to the first edition of 1827.
Published : Macmillan & Co., London 1893, Second Edition

Underdown Emily - The Gateway to Chaucer

Illustrated by Anne Anderson.
Hardback. n.d. A very good copy in publisher's red cloth profusely illustrated in gilt on front board and spine. Top edge gilt. 16 coloured plates and numerous marginal illustrations after drawings by the Scottish illustrator Anne Anderson. No inscriptions. 269 pages.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, First Edition

Urquhart Sir Thomas (Edited By Richard Boston) - The Admirable Urquhart Selected Writings

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Embossed stamp of previous owner on front end-paper. 205 pages. Illustrated. A lengthy biographical Introduction is followed by extracts from Urquhart's works.
Published : Gordon Fraser, London 1975, First Edition

Verne Jules - Le Tour Du Monde En Quatre-Vingt Jours

Illustrated by A. De Neuville and L Benett.
Hardback. [1873]. Printer's code of 1757-73 at page [220]. A very good copy in an attractive half-leather binding with five raised bands on spine and marbled boards. Ownership inscription and date (1875) at head of title page. Pp.[1-4],217, [218-220]. Black and white illustrations. Two page map at end. A little foxing to early and late pages.
Published : J. Hetzel & Cie, Paris,

Verne Jules - The Archipelago of Fire

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth with decoration in black on upper board. Cloth a little wrinkled on upper board. A touch of wear at spine ends. Trace of a smallish damp stain at lower corner of upper board. No ownership markings and not foxed. 198 pages + 1 page list of author's books. Frontispiece and 5 illustrations + illustrated title page.
Published : Sampson Low Marston & Co, London 1894,

Voltaire (Edited By Desmond Flower) - Voltaire's Essay on Milton

Hardback. A very good copy in marbled boards with blue cloth spine lettered in gilt. Limited edition of 400 copies "for presentation by the Printer to his friends in printing and publishing Christmas 1954." Bookplate on front fixed end-paper. pp.xiv,[ii],30 + colophon. Tissue-guarded frontispiece.
Published : Privately Printed, Cambridge 1954,

Walpole Hugh - The Young Enchanted: A Romantic Story

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in blue on white title-piece on cream cloth spine. Blue endpapers. This is one of 250 large paper copie SIGNED by the author. Pp.xii,427. Fair dustwrapper which is chipped and torn down a larg part of spine. The wrapper is now protected in a removable cover.
Published : Mamcmillan & Co., Ltd., London 1921, First Edition

Watson John - The Cave-Dweller's Dream and Other Poems

Hardback.. A good copy in publ;isher's black cloth with title in gilt on front board. Lacks all before title page (including frontispiece?).102 pages. Not foxed. Poems in English on a wide variety of subjects e.g. "Peace and War", "On Life and Faith", "To the Highlanders" etc.
Published : William Smith, Bon-Accord Press, Aberdeen 1902, First Edition

West Michael - Clairdelune and Other Troubadour Romances

Illustrated by Evelyn Paul.
Hardback. Nd but inscription on front end-paper is dated 1914. Overall a very good copy in brown boards lettered and decorated in gilt but with some traces of damp-fading to the edges of the upper board. Top edge gilt. Other edges uncut. 140 pages. Attractive colour decorations and illustrations throughout. Music by Alfred Mereer.
Published : George G Harrap & Co. Ltd., London,

Whatley Christopher A. (Editor) - John Galt 1779-1979

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 212pp. Map. 8 illustrations. Comprises essays to commemorate the bicentenary of Galt's birth.
Published : The Ramsay Head Press, Edinburgh 1979, First Edition

White E.B. - The Points of My Compass Letters from the East, the West, the North, the South

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. Gift inscription on front end-paper. 240pp. Letters to the New Yorker from different parts of the USA.
Published : Harper & Row, New York 1962, First Edition

Whiteman Robin - The Cadfael Companion

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with gilt decoration on front board and title in gilt on spine. Introduction by Ellis Peters. No inscriptions. Decorated endpapers. 392 pages incuding Appendix. Very good complete and untorn dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Macdonald & Co., London 1991, First Edition

Whittier John Greenleaf - Maud Muller

Nd. c. 1890? A good copy in soft leather covers decorated in gilt on upper cover. All edges gilt. Unpaginated but about 20 pages. A ballad illustrated by chromolithographs.
Published : Castell Brothers, London,

Wilde Oscar - Impressions of America

A fair to good copy. The blue paper covers are chipped at the edges and detached. Internal foxing. Limited edition of 500 copies. 40 pages. Includes two previously unpublished poems by Wilde and a preface by Stuart Mason. Housed in a recently made card pocket.
Published : Keystone Press, Sunderland 1906, First Edition

Wilde Oscar - The Young King and Other Stories

Illustrated by John Gaastra.
Hardback. N.d. A very good copy in publisher's patterned boards with maroon coloured back strip with title in gilt. No inscriptions. Coloured full page frontispiece and many other small coloured illustrations. Free endpapers partly browned. 156 pages. The just about good dustwrapper shows some chipping, including two largeish chips. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : The Folio Society, London, First Edition Thus

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

Wilkie Robert Blair - Remembered Radiance

A very good copy in card covers. This was a presentation copy (but not by the author) to Hazel Smith, widow of Sydney Goodsir Smith. 53 pages. Foreword by Hugh MacDiarmid. A book of poetry.
Published : M. MacDonald, Edinburgh 1956, First Edition

Williams Janet Hadley (Editor) - Duncane Laideus Testament and Other Comic Poems in Older Scots

Hardback. A fine copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Pp.xiv,264. Frontispiece. " This volume contains eleven poems freshly established from early manuscripts and prints" which "are valuable examples of particular kinds of humorous writing in Older Scots - comic, parodic and satiric."
Published : The Scottish Text Society 2016, First Edition

Williams W.D. - The Stories of C.F. Meyer

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Some mainly fore-edge and top edge foxing. Some pencilled side-lining and annotations in text. 221pp. A study of the late 19th century German writer of novellen.
Published : Oxford University Press 1962, First Edition

Wilson Grant F. - A Bibliography of Iain Crichton Smith

A very good copy. Softback. 228pp.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1990, First Edition

Wodehouse P. G. - Meet Mr. Mulliner

Hardback. Ninth printing - c.1940. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in black. In a good plus dustwrapper with minor edge nicks and tears and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Light edge foxing. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Page edges a little browned. 312pp + 6pp publisher's adverts. Photographs available on request.
Published : Herbert Jenkins, London,

Wodehouse P.G. - Jill the Reckless

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in black. Small, neat, ownership inscription on front free end-paper. A little light edge foxing but internally clean. 313pp + 6pp publisher's adverts. Could easily be mistaken for a first edition but the true first UK edition is dated 1921..
Published : Herbert Jenkins, London 1922,

Wodehouse P.G. - Laughing Gas

Nd. c.1938. A very good, bright, copy in a dustwrapper which is lacking the bottom half-inch on the spine and which is torn and chipped at top of spine but with most of title lettering present. No ownership inscription and very little foxing. 311pp + adverts.
Published : Herbert Jenkins, London, Fifth Printing

Wodehouse P.G. - Love Among the Chickens

A good copy in green cloth lettered and bordered in black. Spine a little darkened. 256pp. First published in 1906 the book was entirely rewritten for this edition.
Published : Herbert Jenkins, London 1921,

Wodehouse P.G. - The Small Bachelor

A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper missing pieces at top of spine and on back panel. This is a volume in the smaller format Methuen shilling novel series.
Published : Methuen, London 1934, Eighth Edition

Wodehouse P.G. - Ukridge

Hardback. Tenth printing c.1950. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in black. In a good dustwrapper which has minor edge chips and tears and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Foxing to top edge. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 256 pages. Photographs available on request.
Published : Herbert Jenkins, London,

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

Wright Thomas (editor) - The Tale of the Basyn and the Frere and the Boy Two Early Tales of Magic Printed from Manuscripts Preserved in the Public Library of the University of Cambridge

Hardback, 24mo. A very good copy in a quarter leather binding brightly lettered in gilt on the spine. Book plate on front fixed end-paper. Pp.xvi,[58]. Woodcut initials and decorations. Described as "two of the most generally popular of our tales of magic and enchantment" they are here printed "in the earliest forms that we at present know."
Published : William Pickering, London 1836,

Wyatt A.J. (Editor) - Beowulf with the Finnsburg Fragment

A very good copy in a rather poor dustwrapper. Pp.xxxviii,257. Illustrated. Some pencilled annotations. This new edition is revised with an Introduction and Notes by R.W. Chambers.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1933, New Edition

Yeats W.B. - Ideas of Good and Evil

A very good copy externally. A little foxing. The endpapers are starting to come away at the join although hinges are holding. 341pp. A book of essays on poetry, theatre, literature etc.
Published : A.H. Bullen/ Maunsel & Co, London and Dublin 1907, Third Edition