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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,
A very good copy. Bookplate. 130pp.
Published : Gowans & Gray Ltd. 1910, Second Edition
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,
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.,140,,,150,. Two volumes in one with engraved frontispiece and index to each volume.
Published : Chez Henri Schelte, Amsterdam 1712,
Illustrated by Lennox Paterson.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which has a large tear on the rear panel and other tears and chips. 37 pages. Wood engravings. This is number 19 of a special edition, the type face being Venezia, 14 point, 2 point leaded. The limitation is not given. Uncommon. An American short story by a Pulitzer Prize winner first published in 1938.
Published : Stow College School of Printing, Glasgow 1940,
A good copy in slightly worn cloth. 322pp + 2pp adverts.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1908,
A very good copy. 279pp.
Published : William Blackwood, Edinburgh 1932,
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, First English Edition
Illustrated by S.E. Waller.
Hardback. A near very good copy which has been rebound in plain blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. New endpapers. No inscriptions. Many black and white illustrations. Pp.viii,[ii], 421 + publisher's 2 page catalogue at rear.
Published : Macmillan & Co., London 1874,
A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is just a little chipped at the top of the spine. Smallish ownership inscription on front end-paper. 256pp. This is an analysis and interpretation of Woolf's novels.
Published : The Hogarth Press, London 1949, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in paper covered boards with grey cloth spine. Top edge gilt. 20 pages. This is number 356 of 500 copies on Batchelor hand-made paper. Printed in the Riccardi Press fount. Translated by J.M. Rigg.
Published : Philip Lee Warner for the Medici Society, London 1909, First Edition Thus
A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author. 64pp. Poetry.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1968, Second Impression
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, Fifth Edition
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, Twelfth Edition
Hardback. 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,
Hardback. A near very good copy in a red half-leather binding. Lettered in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. Some wear to board tips and spine ends. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.viii,239. Extra-illustrated edition with 12 full-page tissue-guarded plates. Further illustrations in text. Introduction and Notes.
Published : Thomas Fraser, Dalbeattie 1890, First Edition
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
Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in reddish-brown boards lettered in gilt on the spines. In near very good dustwrappers which show a little edge wear and tear. Pp.xxxix,1-480; [vi],481-989. A clean set without ownership inscription or other marking. First published in 1825 in six volumes it was the compiling and editing of this collection of criminal trials that started Borrow's literary career
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1928, First Edition Thus
A facsimile, in wraps, of a four page letter (on two sheets) written by Boswell to Johnson published to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Boswell's death on 19th May 1795. The green wraps, which are faded towards the edges but otherwise in very good condition, contain a typed version of the letter together with a note on it by Graham Nicholls.
Published : Johnson Society of Lichfield 1995,
Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper with minor edge tears. Bookplate of Compton Mackenzie. Pp.xxviii,520. Illustrations. Maps. This is considered by many to be the best of all Boswell's Journals.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1963, First Edition Thus
Hardback. A good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A little wear to spine ends and board tips. Small ownership inscription. Some foxing. Pp.xiv,242.
Published : Thos. De La Rue & Co, London 1879, First Edition Thus
Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which has a 3/4inch closed edge tear. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or marking of any kind. Pp.xi,173. 6 illustrations. "The Frozen Deep" was a play based on the lost polar expedition of Sir John Franklin written by Wilkiie Collins and reworked substantially by Dickens. Dickens produced and directed the play and played the leading role. This volume includes the text of the play, an Introduction and a note on the text.
Published : Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York 1966, First Edition
Nd. c. 1920? A substantial volume of 951pp in very good condition. There is a little wear to the spine but the lettering is clear. The diary and correspondence covers the period 1647-1704. Evelyn knew King Charles 11 and King James 11 and many of the ministers of these monarchs.
Published : George Routledge & Sons, London,
A very good copy in a torn but virtually complete dustwrapper which is faded on the spine. A clean copy internally without foxing or ownership inscription. 183pp. Four illustrations. A "biography" of Sherlock Holmes.
Published : George Allen & Unwin, London 1951, First Edition
A very good copy in marbled boards with a vellum spine lettered in gilt. 175pp. Frontispiece portrait of the poet. Publisher's note on the text tipped in at the end.
Published : Clarendon Press, Oxford 1930, First Edition Thus
Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board and with the logo of "The George Peabody College for Teachers" in gilt on the upper board. (This is a prestigious American college now merged into Vanderbilt University). This volume has the appearance of a thesis and appears to be unpublished. It is an inscribed presentation copy from the author to Lady Mackenzie, the widow of Compton Mackenzie. Pp.v,181. This is a substantial work the chapter headings of which are: "Biographical Sketch of Sir Compton Mackenzie;" "Conception and Development of The Four Winds of Love;" "Financial and Publishing Difficulties:" "Publication Dates and Sales Records;" and "Criticism of The Four Winds of Love," this last chapter being by far the longest. There is also a list of works cited and other sources together with a note on the location of Mackenzie's manuscripts and letters. Clearly a scarce item.
Published : 1975,
A good copy in black cloth which is faded on the spine and edges. Spine lettering dull. Small ownership stamp on front end-paper. Pp.xl,322. 6 illustrations. Includes a biographical sketch and appreciation of the author by Andrew Melrose.
Published : Andrew Melrose, London 1923, Memorial Edition
Nd. but presentation label on front end-paper is dated 1910. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in red. 123 pages + adverts. Apart from label - "Presented to Fasque Public School "etc - a lovely copy internally. The other stories are entitled "Our Dogs" and "The Mystery of Black and Tan".
Published : W.P. Nimmo, Hay & Mitchell, Edinburgh,
Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a good dustwrapper which has smallish tears at the spine ends. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xxviii,383. Frontispiece and four illustrations. "The purpose of this volume is to provide a reliable text of "Religio Medici", "Hydriotaphia", "The Garden of Cyrus", "A Letter to a Friend" and "Christian Morals", together with critical notes and a commentary."
Published : Oxford University Press, London 1964, First Edition Thus
Softback. A very good copy in publisher's dark crimson suede with title in gilt on front cover. N.d. but gift inscription on front end-paper is dated Xmas 1924. Illustrated endpapers. Top edge gilt. 93 pages + 3 pages of titles from The King's Treasury series. A nice tight and internally clean copy.
Published : George G.Harrap & Co. Ltd., London,
Hardback. Near very good copy in publisher's cream cloth with decorated front board and spine. A little rubbing to board edges. N.d. but colour illustrated endpapers are signed by the artist Chas. Pears with the date1909.Tipped-in colour frontispiece and title page. All edges gilt. 128 pages all bordered with green and red leaves and scrolls. A nice tight copy which is very clean internally.
Published : Collins Clear Type Press, London,
Illustrated by Charles Ricketts.
Hardback. A very good copy in a brown half leather binding lettered in gilt. Five raised bands on spine. Marbled boards and end-papers. All edges gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 123 pages. "Decorated with woodcut border and initials by Charles Ricketts under whose supervision the book has been printed at the Ballantyne Press." Limited to 210 copies. A nice copy.
Published : Hacon & Ricketts, London 1899, First Edition Thus
A very good copy without dustwrapper. A little foxing. 389pp. Frontispiece and 15 illustrations. Edited with an introduction and notes by Thurman L. Hood.
Published : John Murray, London 1933, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in the original grey boards lettered in black on a white titlepiece. Some wear to board tips. Pp.xi,71. This facsimile reprint of the first 1833 edition of Browning's first book is limited to 400 copies.
Published : Richard Clay & Sons, London 1886, Reprint
Hardback. Small 8vo. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. Unopened. 222 pages + one page adverts. Translated from the Latin by Alexander Gibb. Buchanan was perhaps the pre-eminent Scottish scholar of the 16th century. He was, at different times tutor to Mary Queen of Scots and senior tutor to King James VI of Scotland (to whom The Baptist, being the second of the two sacred dramas in this book, is addressed.). The book also contains Buchanan's eleven page autobiography written two years before his death and a two page letter from Sir Thomas Randolph which seems to have led to the autobiography being written. An uncommon title.
Published : J. Moodie Miller, Edinburgh 1870, First Edition Thus
Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 121 pages. Illustrated. Poems in the Shetland dialect with a glossary.
Published : Thuleprint Ltd, Sandwick Shetland 1978, First Edition
Hardback. A good plus copy. Rebacked with new end-papers. Original spine laid down. Lettered and decorated in gilt on spine with gilt decoration on upper board. Boards now protected by a clear, removable sleeve. Pp.vi[iv],400. 16 plates.
Published : Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans, London 1838, First Edition
Hardback. Externally a very nice copy in a full -leather binding ruled in gilt and with an acorn design to both spine and boards. Bound by Francis Bedford a well-known 19th century London bookbinder. Five raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Internally a near very good copy although with some browning/spotting to a few early pages. Previous owner's ex libris plate on front fixed end-paper. Pp.xii,354. Frontispiece. Photographs available on request.
Published : William Pickering, London 1849, First Pickering Edition
A twelve volumes first edition set, published between 1972 and 1984, all volumes in fine condition and all in dustwrapper. Most dustwrappers are fine but the dustwrappers of the first two volumes show a little rubbing and the dustwrapper of volume IV has a small hole at the top of the spine. All dustwrappers are protected in a clear, removable sleeve. There are no ownership inscriptions or other internal markings. All plates present as called for. Photographs available on request. [Please note that extra postage will be required for this set].
Published : Oxford University Press, First Edition
This three volume set comprises "Edinburgh Poems", "Posthumous Poems" and "Songs". It is limited to 600 copies, is signed by James McKie and contains a list of subscribers. Light blue boards with cream parchment spines which show some browning/foxing. All volumes unopened. A little internal foxing mainly to end-papers. No ownership inscription. "Edinburgh Poems" comprises Burns' poems as they appear in the early Edinburgh editions of his poetry and has a frontispiece portrait of Burns.Overall a very good set of an early complete edition of Burns' poems and songs.
Published : James Mckie, Kilmarnock 1869,
Hardback. 12mo. Two volumes. Externally fair as the spines are chipped and worn although the title pieces are largely present and readable. Internally very good. Contemporaneous ownership inscription. Vol.1,pp.xxx,268. Frontispiece portrait. Vol.11,pp.xii,262.
Published : John Bumpus, London 1822,
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Trace of a smallish label having been removed from front free end-paper otherwise a nice clean copy internally. 223 pages. 3 illustrations. Presents in an "unexpurgated, scholarly edition the most authentic versions available of Robert Burns's original texts." A collection of bawdy songs written or collected by Burns.
Published : Macdonald Publishers, Loanhead 1982,
Hardbacks. A good to very good set of six volumes in black cloth decorated in silver and lettered in silver and black. Top edges red. Fading to spine of volume one (but lettering readable). Bookplate of Sir Alfred Sherlock Gooch in each volume. Some rubbing to boards and a little light edge foxing but contents clean and unmarked. Photograph available on request. (Please note postage will be higher than the stated figure).
Published : Kamashastra Society, Benares 1886, First Edition
Hardback.N.d. The "Life" is dated 1857. A near very good copy in publisher's attractively blind-stamped brown leather. Title in gilt on spine and Byron's name in gilt on front board. Some rubbing to spine and rear board. Bevelled edges. All edges gilt. No inscriptions. 8 engravings on steel. A little foxing. 576 pages.
Published : Gall & Inglis, Edinburgh,
Illustrated by Frederick Carter.
Hardback. A very good copy in purple silk boards with vellum spine. The purple is faded to the top half inch or so of the upper and lower boards.Lettered in gilt on the spine and with gilt decoration to the upper board. Top edge gilt. Some browning to end-papers. No ownership inscription Full-page tissue-guarded illustrations and black and white head and tail pieces. This is no. 399 of 550 copies printed in poliphilus roman with an Introduction by Frederick Carter.
Published : The Fanfrolico Press, London 1929, First Edition Thus
A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a little chipped and torn at the edges. 236pp. Frontispiece and 24 illustrations. Includes articles on Dickens together with a number of extracts from his works. A difficult book to find in dustwrapper.
Published : Chapman & Hall, London 1912,
A good copy in red cloth which is darkened on the spine and upper board and showing wear at the spine ends and board tips. Bevelled edges. All edges gilt. Pp.viii,95. 35 illustrations by Birket Foster et al engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. A typewritten note tipped-in to the front-endpaper narrates the provenance of the book for its first 100 years.
Published : George Routledge & Co, London 1857,
Illustrated by H.M. Brock.
A good copy in dark red cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xxvi,416 + 4pp adverts. 40 full-page black and white illustrations by H.M. Brock.
Published : Macmillan, London 1895, First Edition Thus
A good copy in rather soiled card covers. Spine a little chipped. Two stamps of a church on front end-paper. Pp.xi,154. Poems of Ireland.
Published : M.H. Gill & Son, Dublin 1906, Tenth Thousand New Enlarged Edition
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