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Literature / Fiction

Steel Flora Annie - The Hosts of the Lord

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth which is decorated on the upper board. Bookplate.,344 + publisher's catalogue. A novel set in India.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1900, First Edition

Stephen Rev. William - The Poetical Works of Michael Bruce with Life and Writings

Softback. A good copy in flexible blue cloth covers. 208 pages + adverts. Illustrated.
Published : J. And R. Parlane, Paisley 1895, First Edition

Stevenson Robert Louis - Across the Plains with Other Memories and Essays

Hardback. A very good copy of the fine-paper edition in bright red leather, lettered and attractively decorated in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. In a good dustwrapper which has small edge chips. All edges gilt. Patterned end-papers. No ownership inscription. Pp.xi,212.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1910,

Stevenson, Robert Louis (Edited By Bradford A. Booth and Ernest Mehew) - The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson Volume Two: April 1874-July 1879

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 352 pages. "Supplemented by detailed annotation, these letters provide the fullest possible documented record of Stevenson's life and thoughts--".
Published : Yale University Press 1994, First Edition

Stewart R.F. - And Always A Detective Chapters on the History of Detective Fiction

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 351pp.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1980, First Edition

Surtees R. S. - Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour

Illustrated by John Leech.
Hardback. Attractively bound in red leather boards lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt on the spine which has five raised bands. There is wear and tear at the join of the spine and lower board. Top edge gilt. Dark green endpapers. Bookplate. The original covers have been bound in at the rear. Some, mainly end-paper, foxing. Pp.xii,408. Colour frontispiece and 12 colour stell engravings. Numerous wood engravings.
Published : Bradbury & Evans, London 1853, First Edition

Swift Jonathan (Edited By Harold Williams) - Journal to Stella [Complete in 2 volumes]

Hardbacks. A two volume set in very good condition in grey cloth lettered in gilt. Ex libris plates of the Visclount Bracken of Christchurch in each volume and the remains of small labels at the foot of the spine of each volume. No other markings. Vol. I pp.lxii,1-368. 4 plates. Vol.II, pp.[viii],369-801. 3 plates.
Published : Oxford University Press 1948, First Edition Thus

Swinburne Algernon Charles - Poems and Ballads Second Series

A very good copy in black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. No ownership inscription and hardly foxed. Pp.ix,240.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1901, New Edition

Swinnerton Emily - George Eliot Her Early Home

Illustrated by Patty Townsend; Lilian Russell; and G. G. Kilburne R.I..
Hardback. Large 4to. Nd. c. 1890. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on upper board. All edges gilt. Patterned green and gilt end-papers. 48 pages. Attractively illustrated including full-page chromolithographs. Some fairly minor damage caused by adhesion to the illustrations. This is a gathering together of illustrations of the surroundings of George Eliot's early youth, being "faithful representations of the actual objects among which she passed her childhood".
Published : Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., London, First Edition

Symon Mary - Deveron Days

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Smallish mark on front board. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 73 pages. Poetry in the dialect of north-east Scotland.
Published : D. Wyllie & Son, Aberdeen 1938, First Edition Thus

Symons Arthur - Notes on Joseph Conrad with Some Unpublished Letters

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which has very minor chipping at spine ends. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 38 pages. Frontispiece portrait.
Published : Myers & Co, London 1925, First Edition

Tadijanovic, Dragutin - Izabrane Pjesme / Selected Poems

A very good copy in wraps. This was a special edition of 1000 copies for the 59th World P.E.N. Congress. 249 pages. Text in Croatian and English. One illustration of the author, a renowned Croatian poet.
Published : Hravtski PEN, Zagreb 1993,

Tagore, Rabindranath (Edited By Krishna Dutta and Andrew Robertson) - Selected Letters of Rabindranath Tagore (University of Cambridge Oriental Publications)

Hardback. A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking.,561. Frontispiece and 19 illustrations. Contains about 350 individually introduced and comprehensively annotated letters of the Bengali polymath and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1997, First Edition

Tait John Guthrie (Editor) - The Journal of Sir Walter Scott

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is slightly marked on the spine. Ownership inscription. Pp.xii,850. The text revised from a photostat in the National Library of Scotland. Complete one volume edition. A nice copy.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1950,

Talfourd, Thomas Noon - Final Memorials of Charles Lamb; Consisting Chiefly of His Letters Not Before Published, with Sketches of Some of His Companions - Two Volumes.

Hardback. A very good two volume set in the original blind-stamped brown cloth lettered in gilt on the slightly faded spines. Trace of a label having been removed from the foot of Volume I. Bookplate in each volume. Not foxed. Vol. I,pp.xii,223. Vol.II,pp.[iv],239. Publisher's catalogue dated July,I 1848 in Volume I. Both volumes now protected by a clear, removable, sleeve.
Published : Edward Moxon, London 1848, First Edition

Tennyson Alfred Lord - Tiresias And other Poems

A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Endpapers a little foxed. 204pp.
Published : Macmillan, London 1885, First Edition

Thackeray W.M. - The Rose and the Ring or the History of Prince Giglio and Prince Bulbo a Fireside Pantomime for Great and Small Children

Illustrated by Gordon Browne .
Hardback. A very good copy in decorated boards. A clean copy with no ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.xiii,159. Colour frontispiece, full-page plates and illustrations in the text. A nice copy.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1909,

Theocritos (translated By Jack Lindsay ;: Introduction By Edward Hutton) - The Complete Poems

Illustrated by Lionel Ellis.
Hardback. 4to. A good copy in a green vellum binding lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Spine faded and boards part-faded. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. Previous owner's small ex libris plate. This is no.279 of 500 copies. Internally a very good, clean, copy. Pp.xxv,163. 20 full-page woodcuts by Lionel Ellis. Photograph available on request.
Published : Fanfrolico Press, London 1929, First Edition Thus

Theroux Paul - The Collected Stories

Hardback. A near fine copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Dark blue endpapers. Pp.x,660. Near fine illustrated dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Hamish Hamilton, London 1997, First Edition

Thomas Edward - The Tenth Muse

A very good copy in blue cloth. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. This is the third issue, first state with a memoir of Thomas by John Freeman. 142pp + 2pp adverts. A study of the love poems (and love life) of British poets.
Published : Martin Secker, London 1917,

Thompson Darcy W. - Fun and Earnest; or Rhymes with Reason

Illustrated by Charles H. Bennett.
Hardback. A good plus copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. All edges gilt. Bevelled edges. A little wear to spine ends. One inch horizontal tear in front end-paper. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 80 pages + 32pp adverts. Eight hand-coloured illustrations + black and white decorated initial letters. Humorous poetry. Uncommon in first edition.
Published : Griffith and Farran, London 1865, First Edition

Thomson Isabella - Lays of Ancrum and Alewater

Small 8vo. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.viii,91. Frontispiece and six illustrations. The poems are the author's "sincere expression of her love for her homeland, and her sympathy with nature in all its moods".
Published : William R. Duff & Co., Leith 1922, First Edition

Thomson James - Doric Lays and Lyrics

Softback. A good copy in grey paper covers lettered in black. Slightly torn at foot of spine. 102 pages. Thomson was a poet of the Scottish Borders particularly Hawick.
Published : E.W.& W. Simpson, Hawick 1914, Third Edition

Thomson John Bell - A Dream of Fair Cows and Other Tales of the Twenties

Illustrated by Tim Rainey.
Softback. A very good copy. Ownership stamp. Signed by the author. 64 pages. Illustrated. Sketches of life in New Zealand and Australia in the 1920's.
Published : J. Chisholm, Wellington New Zealand 1981, First Edition

Thow William - Tales of a Songsmith

A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine. 103pp. The author was born in the Highlands of Scotland in 1896 and later emigrated to Canada. This is a book of poetry.
Published : Privately Published, Montreal 1951, First Edition

Thurber James - Further Fables for Our Time

A very good copy in a poorish dustwrapper with a few chips and rather faded on spine. Some foxing to end-papers and page ends. Forty-seven fables for adults.
Published : Hamish Hamijlton, London 1956, First UK Edition

Tillotson Geoffrey - A View of Victorian Literature

A good copy in a good dustwrapper which is faded on the spine (but with lettering clear). Pp.x,396. This is a study of Dickens, Thackeray, Charlotte and Emily Bronte, Trollope, Tennyson etc.
Published : Oxford University Press 1978, First Edition

Tolstoy Leo - The Slavery of Our Times

A very good copy. Softcover. 63pp. Introduction and Notes. Described as "one of the best expositions of Christian radicalism in its most extreme and logical form". This is no. 2 of the Porcupine pamphlets.
Published : Porcupine Press, London 1948, First Edition Thus

Tomlinson H.M. - All Our Yesterdays

A very good copy in its original slip-case. 539pp. This is number 899 of 1025 copies and is inscribed by the author.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1930, First Edition

Tranter Nigel - Cheviot Chase

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth with a few faded patches on spine and rear board. Some foxing. Small ownership inscription on front end-paper. 256 pages.
Published : Ward Lock & Co, London 1953, Reprint

Tranter Nigel - Island Twilight

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing, ownership inscription or other internal marking. 191 pages.
Published : Richard Drew Publishing, Glasgow 1981, Reprint

Tranter Nigel - Kenneth

A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper that is not price-clipped. Some spine lean. 381pp. A late and rather elusive Tranter title about the early Scottish king, Kenneth mac Alpin.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1990, First Edition

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 - Tinker's Pride

Hardback. A near very good copy in orange cloth lettered in black. No ownership inscription. Some edge foxing. 224 pages.
Published : Ward Lock & Co, London 1947, 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