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Fitzgerald Edward (Translator) - Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Nd. Perhaps 1920s? 8vo. A near very good copy in soft green leather (perhaps rebound) with title and decoration in gilt on front cover. Not titled on spine. Top edge gilt. Other edges stained red. Patterned end-papers. Pp.viii,189. 12 tipped-in colour plates by Edmund Dulac with tissue guards. Includes both the first and second editions of the translation by Edward Fitzgerald.
Published : Hodder and Stoughton, London,

Fitzgerald Scott - The Bodley Head Scott Fitzgerald - 6 Vols. Complete

Hardbacks. A very good six volume set. Very good or near very good dustwrappers which show a little fading to the spine but with lettering clear. Previous owner's ex libris plate on front free end-paper of each volume. Volume 6 is the 1963 first edition. Vols. 1-5 are dated between 1964 and 1968 and are reprints (vols.1-4 being the revised edition). Includes all the novels and a considerable number of short stories and other pieces.
Published : The Bodley Head, London,

Flint Sir William Russell - Shadows in Arcady

Hardback. A fine copy quarter bound in blue cloth with black boards. Gilt illustration on front board and title in gilt on spine. This is No. 409 of 500 copies SIGNED by author. Protected in original cellophane wrapper and enclosed in a very good slipcase. 59 pages. Four short stories by Flint.
Published : Charles Skilton Ltd., London 1965, First Edition

France Anatole - The Red Lily

Illustrated by Donia Nachshen.
Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered and decorated in gillt. In a very good, complete and untorn dustwrapper. Decorated end-papers. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 325 pages. 12 full-page illustrations + decorations.
Published : John Lane , The Bodley Head, London 1930, First Edition Thus

Fraser Douglas - Rhymes O' Auld Reekie

Illustrated by Jim Nicholson.
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 45pp. Poems in Scots with Edinburgh as the subject. Line drawings by Jim Nicholson.
Published : Macdonald, Loanhead 1973, First Edition

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, Third Edition

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, Second Edition

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

Hardback. 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.
Hardback. 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, Second Impression

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, First Edition Thus

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, First Edition Thus

Greenblatt, Stephen (Editor) - Representing the English Renaissance

Hardback. 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, Fifth Edition (Much Enlarged)

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

Hardback. 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, Reprint

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, Second Impression

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

Hammerton J.A.(editor) - Stevensoniana An Anecdotal Life and Appreciation of Robert Louis Stevenson

A good copy. Evidence of damp-staining to front inch or so of boards. Top edge gilt. 350pp. 40 illus.
Published : John Grant, Edinburgh 1907, New and Revised 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

Hardwick Michael and Mollie - The Sherlock Holmes Companion

Nd. 1976? A very good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper with two small tears. 232pp. Illustrated. A who's who, plots, quotations etc. from Sherlock Holmes stories.
Published : Bramhall House, New York,

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, First Edition Thus

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