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Waley Arthur - Ballads and Stories from Tun-huang

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a little faded on the spine. No ownership inscription and very little foxing. 273 pages. This is a collection of 26 ballads and stories taken from a collection of manuscripts dating from the 5th to the end of the tenth century found in a cave in the extreme west of China.
Published : George Allen & Unwin, London 1960, First Edition
£20.00

Walker Archibald Stoddart (Editor) - A Volunteer Haversack Containing Contributions of Certain Writers to the Queen's Rifle Volunteer Brigade : The Royal Scots

Hardback. A very good copy in white yapped covers lettered and decorated in gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownershipb inscription. Pp.xvi,190. Frontispiece and ten illustrations. Includes contributions by Neil Munro, Laurence Housman, Eden Phillpots, Bram Stoker, G. K. Chesterton etc. Illustrations by Sir Noel Paton, D.Y. Cameron etc.
Published : Printed for the Brigade By T.and A. Constable, Edinburgh 1902, First Edition
£28.00

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
£50.00

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
£20.00

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,
£70.00

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
£5.00

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
£6.00

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
£15.00

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,
£20.00

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
£50.00

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
£25.00

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

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
£12.00

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
£30.00

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
£14.00

Wilson Grant F. - A Bibliography of Iain Crichton Smith

A very good copy. Softback. 228pp.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1990, First Edition
£5.00

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,
£30.00

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,
£20.00

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
£30.00

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,
£20.00

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
£16.00

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,
£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

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,
£65.00

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
£15.00

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
£25.00

Yeats, W.B. - The Collected Letters of W. B. Yeats: Volume III: 1901-1904

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.liv,781. 22 illustrations. "This book will be indispensable to anyone interested in the development of modern poetry, drama, and cultural history."
Published : Oxford University Press 1994, First Edition
£70.00