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Literature / Fiction

Frederic Harold - Illumination

A good copy in green cloth lettered and illustrated in gilt. A label appears to have been removed from the upper board. 355 pages. A novel, described as "a masterpiece of character drawing".
Published : William Heinemann, London 1896,

Furphy Joseph [Writing as "Tom Collins"] - Such is Life Being Certain Extracts from the Diary of Tom Collins (Joseph Furphy)

Hardback. Nd.[1917]. A good copy in green cloth lettered in dark green and decorated in dark green and red on upper board. Some wear to spine ends and board tips with a small tear in the cloth at the head of the spine. The red spine lettering is faded. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. Pp.[xii],297. A novel of early Australian life which gives a faithful picture of life in the Riverina in the latter half of the ninetenth century. "The value of "Such Is Life" lies in the extraordinary richness of its philosophy and characterisation, in the vitality of its style, and in the whimsical humour with which it is saturated".
Published : The Specialty Press Pty. Ltd., Melbourne 1917,

G. L. [George Lorimer?] - Family Rhymes

A very good copy in light green boards lettered in gilt on upper board. Top edge gilt. Hand-made paper. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 72 pages. A book of poems written between 1872 and 1925 many with a Highland setting.
Published : Privately Published, Edinburgh 1930, First Edition

Galt John - Selected Short Stories

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. Small ownership inscription. 213pp. Edited by Ian A. Gordon.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1978, First Edition

Galt John (edited By Ian A. Gordon) - Selected Short Stories

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Pp.ix,213.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1978, First Edition

Galt, John - The Bachelor's Wife ; A Selection of Curious and Interesting Extracts, with Cursory Observations

Hardback. A good copy in a rather worn half-leather binding with marbled boards. Five raised bands on spine. Most of title piece on spine lacking. Some end-paper foxing. Lacks half-title. No ownership inscription. Pp.vii,444. Described by the author as "a compilation ----of the literature of different epochs.". Chapters on Witchcraft, Steam-Engines, Character of Luther, Moscow, Miss Baillie's Songs and many others show the wide range of this book.
Published : Olver & Boyd / G & W.B. Whittaker, Edinburgh / London 1824, First Edition

Gaskell Elizabeth Cleghorn - Cranford

Illustrated by C.E. Brock.
A near very good copy in light green boards lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and upper board. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. Pp.xv,255. 25 coloured illustrations by C.E. Brock. Foxing to tissue-guard of frontispiece.
Published : J.M. Dent & Co, London 1904,

Gaskell, Mrs. - Sylvia's Lovers Etc.

Hardback. A very good copy in a green, half leather binding lettered and decorated in gilt on the darkened spine. Top edge gilt. Marbled end-papers. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. Pp.xxxi,540. Two illustrations. In addition to "Sylvia's Lovers" contains a short essay on the Camorra, an Italian Secret Socety. This is volume VI of the author's Works and has an Introduction by A.W.W. Ward.
Published : Smith Elder & Co, London 1906,

Gatty Mrs. Alfred - Legendary Tales

Illustrated by Phiz.
Hardback. A good plus copy in the original red boards. A litle wear to spine edges.. 297 pages. Illustrated. Contains three stories: ""A Legend of Sologne"; "The Hundredth Birthday"; and "The Treasure-Seeker".
Published : Bell and Daldy, London 1858, First Edition

Geismar Maxwell - Henry James and His Cult

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a little faded, torn and soiled on the spine. Bookplate of Compton MacKenzie, the author. Not foxed. 463 pages. Describes James as a major entertainer rather than a major writer.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1964, First Edition

Ghosh Sadhan Kumar - Tragedy

Hardback. A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which has a lengthy tear on the rear panel. Inscribed presentation copy from the author to Sir Compton Mackenzie. Pp.viii,110. A study of literary tragedy in particular Shakesperean tragedy.
Published : Pradeep K. Banerjee on Behalf of Oxbridge Publishers, Calcutta 1965, First Edition

Gibbon Lewis Grassic - A Scots Hairst

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 261pp. Essays and short stories.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1969,

Gibbon Lewis Grassic - Clay

Illustrated by Ishbel Shand.
Softback. A very good copy in wraps. 15 pages. 5 illustrations. This is booklet No. 1 of The Grassic Gibbon Centre. "Clay" is one of Gibbon's best-known short stories.
Published : Arbuthnott Community Enterprises 1993,

Girardin J. - True as Steel

Hardback. Nd but ownership inscription is dated 1885. A very good copy in a blue cloth binding with brown leather spine lettered in gilt on a black title-piece. Marbled edges. End-paper foxing. Pp.viii,280. Numerous illustrations, some full -page. Translated from the French by Henry Frith.
Published : George Routledge & Sons, London,

Goldsmid Edmund (Editor) - Bibliotheca Curiosa. Some Political Satires of the Seventeenth Century. Selected from the Writings of the Earl of Rochester, Sir John Denham and Andrew Marvel - 2 Vols. Complete

12mo. A very good two volume set in wraps. One of 275 small paper copies. Some soiling to covers but both volumes clean internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 62 and 73 pages.
Published : Privately Printed, Edinburgh 1885, First Edition

Goldsmith Oliver - The Vicar of Wakefield

Hardback. A near very good copy in the de luxe cream vellum binding which is elaborately decorated in gilt on the spine and upper board. A little browned/marked towards the head of the lower board. Top edge gilt. Browning to front free end-paper otherwise a very nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Red silk ribbon present. Pp.xvii,242. 25 colour illustrations including frontispiece and title-page vignette. Photograph available on request.
Published : J. M. Dent & Co, London 1904,

Goodchild George - Tall Timber

Hardback. N.d. A very good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in black on spine. No inscriptions. 182 pages. Very good dustwrapper, showing minor rubbing top and foot of spine, which is not price-clipped. A romantic story of the Canadian Backwoods.
Published : The Modern Publishing Co., London,

Goodferllow, J. Cumming - Hawick's Annual Festival and Other Verses

Hardback. A good plus copy in yellow cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiii,118,[i]. Frontispiece. Some of the poems are prefaced by explanatory notes.
Published : J.C. Goodfdellow & Son, Hawick 1911, First Edition

Goodrich S.G. - A Winter Wreath of Summer Flowers

A good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A little wear at spine ends. All edges gilt. 320pp. 12 attractive colour engravings. Consists of short narratives set abroad with some poetry by an author who wrote children's books under the name of "Peter Parley".
Published : Trubner & Co, London 1855, First Edition

Gray Alexander - Gossip a Book of New Poems

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper a little worn at the edges. 48pp. Includes the well-known: "To A Cat, Ageing".
Published : Porpoise Press, Edinburgh 1928, First Edition

Gray Sir Alexander - Sir Halewyn Examples in European Balladry and Folk Song

A good copy. Some foxing to end-papers. 87pp. Author's signed presentation copy. European ballads translated into Scots.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1949, First Edition

Gray Thomas - Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

Illustrated by Frank Adams.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a rather poor but almost complete slip-case. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Unpaginated. 8 tipped-in colour plates including frontispiece. 16 black and white illustrations + smaller vignettes. "The publishers feel that the present edition is worthy of the great poem and that the illustrations even enhance its beauty".
Published : The Medici Society, London 1931,

Greenblatt, Stephen (Editor) - Representing the English Renaissance

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiii,372. Figures. Essays which offer "important insights into major literary achievements: --- But beyond these significant new readings, the volume provides a brilliant sample of the innovative and challenging new methods that are curently transforming the interpretation of culture." Described as "an exciting and fresh approach to the study of Renaissance culture."
Published : University of California Press 1988, First Edition

Gregory, Lady and Hyde Douglas - Poets and Dreamers : Studies and Translations from the Irish

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar (although price-clipped) dustwrapper. A clean copy of the Coole edition without foxing or ownership inscription. 286 pages. Illustrated. Essays and translations by Lady Gregory including a considerable amount of new material not present in previous editions.
Published : Colin Smythe Ltd. 1974,

Griffin Peter - "Sealed with Fire" : Images of Neruda

Small oblong 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Lower board tips a little bumped. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Unpaginated. This is the book of an Exhibition of the poems of the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda accompanied by paintings reflecting on that poetry by Peter Griffin. 15 tipped-in coloured reproductions of these paintings are included in the book together with photographic illustrations.
Published : Eropean Academy for the Arts, London 1997, First Edition

Griffiths Major Arthur - A Son of Mars

A good copy in blue cloth with gilt lettering and design on upper cover. 317pp plus 3pp catalogue. Some writing on half-title.
Published : R.A. Everett & Co, London 1902, First Edition

Gueudeville, [Nicholas} De - Amusement Philosophique Tres-Serieux-comique Historique, Politique, Critique, Satyrique Etc -- En Deux Parties: Le Gouteaux En Belle-Humeur et Le Febricitant Philosophe

Hardback. A good copy in a quarter leather binding with marbled boards which show a little rubbing/wear to the edges. Five raised bands on spine. Lettered in gilt on spine. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Two volumes in one. Pp.[xx],141,[15], [4],108. Two identical frontispieces. Different title-page vignettes. Title pages in red and black.
Published : Aux Depens De La Compagnie, A La Haye & a Francfort Sur Meyne 1743,

Gunn Neil M. - The Serpent

A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. 256pp.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1945,

Gunn Thom - The Sense of Movement

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is browned on spine and slightly chiopped/torn at top of spine. 62pp.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1959,

Gwynn Stephen (editor) - Scattering Branches Tributes to the Memory of W.B. Yeats

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a bit darkened on spine and with one small closed tear. Small previous owner's inscription on front end-paper. 229pp. Includes tributes by Maud Gonne, Edmund Dulac, C. Day Lewis etc.
Published : Macmillan, London 1940, First Edition

Haliburton Thomas Chandler - The Attache; or Sam Slick in England

Hardback. A good two volume set. Original purple cloth with design on boards. The spines, and a smallish part of the boards, have faded, more so in volume 11. Each volume has the label of Fasque (the ancestral home of the Gladstone family) on the front fixed end-paper. Vol.1 pp.viii,277. Vol.11,289.
Published : Richard Bentley, London 1843, First Edition

Hand, Vivienne - Zanzotto

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xiii,233. The first comprehensive study of the poetry of Andrea Zanzotto, who is widely recognised as Italy's greatest living poet.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 1994, First Edition

Harris Alexander - The Emigrant Family or the Story of an Australian Settler

Softback. A very good copy. Small ownership label. Pp.xi,418. First published in 1849 this novel set in New South Wales in the 1830's has vivid scenic descriptions and informed comment on the life and customs of the young colony.
Published : Australian National University Press, Canberra 1967,

Harrison G. B. (Editor) - Elizabethan and Jacobean Quartos

A very good fifteen volume set in red boards in the original box which is also in very good condition. A nice clean set with no ownership markings or foxing. Individual titles on application.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 1966,

Hawthorne Nathaniel - The Works

Nd. c. 1890's. A very good 12 volume set in green cloth lettered in silver on a red background and with a silver tree decoration after a design by Walter Crane on the upper board. Small 8vo. Top edge gilt. One volume has a frontispiece portrait of Hawthorne. The other 11 volumes have frontispieces by either T. Eyre Macklin or James Torrance. No ownership inscription and little foxing. A nice set.
Published : Walter Scott, London,

Hearl Trevor W. - William Barnes 1801-1886 a Study of Education in the Life and Work of the Dorset Poet

A very good copy without dustwrapper. 355pp. 24 plates. Map endpapers. The story of Barnes' forty years career as a schoolmaster.
Published : Longmans (Dorchester) Ltd 1966, First Edition

Hemmings F. W. J. - Stendhal a Study of His Novels

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows some soiling to the spine. Signature of Compton Mackenzie on the front end-paper and a couple of small ink marginal marks presumably by him. Edge foxing. Pp.xviii,232.
Published : Oxford University Press, London 1964, First Edition

Hendry Hamish - A Scots Dominie with Some Other Poems

A very good copy with just a little wear at board tips. This is number 1 of 50 copies of the large-paper edition signed by the author. 105pp. Poems in both Scots and English.
Published : Gowans & Gray, Glasgow 1924, First Edition

Henryson Robert (Edited By H. Harvey Wood) - The Poems and Fables of Robert Henryson Schoolmaster of Dunfermline

A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which has internal repairs and is chipped at the top of the spine. A nice, clean copy internally without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xliii,304. 4 illustrations. This is the definitive edition of the works of the great fifteenth century Scottish poet.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1933, First Edition

Herrick Robert (Edited By W. Carew Hazlitt) - Hesperides, the |Poems and Other Remains of Robert Herrick Now First Collected (Two Volumes)

Hardback. A good 2 volume set with rather worn, though still readable, title labels and with some fading to the boards. 526 pages (continuous pagination). Frontispiece to volume I. Includes a "biographical notice" of Herrick.
Published : John Russell Smith, London 1869, First Edition

Hessenstein Countess Gabrielle - Monkey Paradise a Tale of the Jungle

A very good copy in a reasonable dustwrapper which is chipped at the spine ends. 146pp. A fantasy novel about a chimpanzee trained in a zoo which makes its way back to the jungle and tells his fellow chimpanzees there of human life compared with their own.
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1945, First Edition

Hillman, Richard - Shakespearean Subversions : The Trixter and the Play-text

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. The surface of the front end-paper has been scraped in two places. Ownership inscription of Azmeh Dawood, himself the author of a book on Shakespeare together with some pencilled side-lining in the text by him. Pp.ix,284. "This book traces manifestations of trickery and subversion across the Shakespearean canon in such a way as to bring together several diverse strands of critical thought".
Published : Routledge, London 1992, First Edition

Hoffmann E.T.W. - Weird Tales: A New Translation From the German with a Biographical Memoir By J.T. Bealby

Illustrated by Ad. Lalauze.
A good plus two volume set in beige cloth which is darkened to dark brown on the spines. Leather title pieces on spines. Previous owner's ex libris plate on front free end-paper of each volume. Some foxing to edges and early and late pages. Vol. I,pp.lxxii,332. Frontispiece and five illustrations. Vol. II,pp[viii],399 + publisher's 19pp catalogue dated June 1884. Five plates. Limited edition of 1000 copies. Hoffmann was a late 18th/early 19th century Prussian author of fantasy and Gothic horror stories.
Published : John C. Nimmo, London 1885,

Hogg, James - The King's Anthem ; and, Mary Gray: Two Poems

Softcover. A near fine copy in blue paper covers lettered in black. 12 pages. Introduction by Douglas S. Mack. This is believed to be the first publication of "Mary Gray". Only 100 copies of this pamphlet were printed.
Published : University of Stirling Bibliographical Society 1981,

Holbourn Ian B.S. - Wind and Wave

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in silver. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 104 pages. Poems, many relating to Foula where the author lived.
Published : The Shetland Times Ltd, Lerwick 1967, First Edition

Homes, Oliver Wendell - The Poet at the Breakfast Table ; The Professor at the Breakfast Table ; The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table [Three Volumes]

Nd. c.1902? An attractive three volume hardback set with dark green spines and board tips with light green and gilt decoration to the boards. Spines lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt. All edges gilt Decorated end-papers to match the boards and all in a similar slip-case which shows a little wear to the edges. A clean set without ownership inscription or other internal marking.
Published : Walter Scott, London,

Hood Tom - The Knight and The Dragon

Illustrated by Ernest M.Jessop.
Hardback. Nd. 1886? A good copy in publisher's illustrated front and rear covers with green cloth spine. Boards rather grubby and rubbed at corners. Bevelled edges. No inscriptions. 20 pages of verses and illustrations. A very good copy internally.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London,