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Disraeli Benjamin - Contarini Fleming a Psychological Romance

A very good copy in black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. rear panel a little scuffed. Top edge gilt. Other edges uncut. Pp.xi,364. Introduction by Philip Guedalla.
Published : Peter Davies, London 1927, Bradenham Edition
£10.00

Disraeli Benjamin - Venetia

Nd. c.1927. A very good copy in black cloth which is lettered and decorated in gilt. Pp.viii,504. Top edge gilt. Other edges uncut. Introduction by Philip Guedalla.
Published : Alfred A Knopf, New York, Bradenham Edition
£10.00

Disraeli the Younger - The Infernal Marriage

Illustrated by John Austen.
4to. A very good copy. Gilt lettered quarter vellum. Top edge gilt. A lovely clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Number 365 of 850 copies. 85pp followed by a Hand-list of books illustrated by John Austen. 5 colour and 8 black and white illustrations + 4 head-pieces.
Published : William Jackson (Books) Ltd, London 1929, First Edition Thus
£30.00

Dixon Rex - Pocomoto and the Robbers' Trail

Illustrated by Jack Harman.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's red cloth with black title and rider and horse on front board. No inscriptions. Light foxing to page ends. Good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which has some chips and tears along the edges and which is now protected in a removable cover.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd., London 1956, First Edition
£18.00

Doudney Sarah - Thistle Down

Hardback. Nd. c.1890? A very good copy in attractive pictorial boards which are a little rubbed at edges. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Decorated end-papers. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 32 pages. Poetry with attractive colour lithographs.
Published : Marcus Ward & Co. Ltd., London,
£50.00

Duncan D.L. - Hamespuns Poems and Songs (Mostly Scots)

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 96 pages. Poems and songs in Scots and English by an exiled Scot.
Published : Eneas Mackay, Stirling 1934, First Edition
£15.00

Dunsany Lord - Tales of War

A fair to good copy. Tear at top of spine. Spine lettering faded. Ownership inscription. 156pp. Stories of the First World War.
Published : The Talbot Press, Dublin 1918, First Edition
£14.00

Edwards, Owen Dudley - P.G.Wodehouse : A Critical and Historical Essay

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which is complete and virtually untorn but rather faded and with a mark on front cover. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Gift inscription on front end-paper. A little spotting to end-papers. 232 pages. Described as "a brilliantly exact piece of critical writing."
Published : Martin Brian and O'Keeffe, London 1977, First Edition
£28.00

Egerton Clement - The Golden Lotus: a Translation, from the Chinese Original, of the Novel Chin P'ing Mei

Hardback. A very good four volume set in green cloth lettered in gilt. In this 16th century Chinese novel, thought to be by Wang Shi-cheng, the author "set out, coldly and objectively, to relate the rise to fortune and the later ruin of a typical household at a time when Chinese officialdom was exceedingly corrupt. He omitted no detail of this corruption, whether in public or in private life".
Published : George Routledge & Sons, London 1939, First Edition Thus
£120.00

Eliot George (Edited By Gordon S. Haight) - Silas Marner the Weaver of Raveloe

Hardback. A very good copy in light green cloth which is elaborately decorated in gilt on the spine and upper board. Top edge gilt. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. Pp.xviii,262. 24 coloured illustrations including frontispiece and title-page vignette.
Published : J. M Dent & Co, London 1905, First Edition Thus
£30.00

Eliot T. S. (Edited By Valerie Eliot and Hugh haughton) - The Letters of T.S. Eliot Volume 2 1923-1925

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper of the first printing. Pp.xxxi,878. 21 illustrations.
Published : Faber and Faber, London 2009, First Edition
£25.00

Elis Islwyn Ffowc - Blas Y Cynfyd

Hardback. A very good copy in a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper with some edge tears. Lettering faded on spine of wrapper. Ownership inscription. 275 pages. A novel in Welsh.
Published : Gwasg, Aberystwyth 1958, First Edition
£8.00

Ellrodt Robert - Neoplatonism in the Poetry of Spenser

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in light brown boards lettered in gilt on spine. New end-papers. A softback book which has been rebound without the original covers. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Unopened. 247 pages. Vol. 35 in a series entitled "Travaux D'Humanisme et Renaissance". The text, however, is in English. Chapters on "Platonic Allegory and Ethics in the "Faerie Queene"; "The Heavenly Hymns: Christian or Platonic"; "Spenser's Sapience and Leone Ebreo " etc.
Published : Librairie E. Droz, Geneva 1960, First Edition
£45.00

Eluard Paul - Au Rendez-Vous Allemand: Nouvelle Edition Revue, Corrigee et Augmentee De Poesie et Verite 1942

Softback. A good copy. 80 pages. Frontispiece portrait of the author by Picasso. Includes a bibliography. A book of poetry.
Published : Minuit, Paris 1945,
£8.00

Erasmus - Colloquiorum Desiderii Erasmi Roterodami Familiarium Opus Aureum. Cum Scholiis Quibusdam Perquam Eruditis, Quae Difficiliora Passim Loca Diligenter Explicant. Editio Triplici Nomine Commendatissima

Hardback. A good copy internally in an old, worn and torn, full leather binding. Worming to margin of first few pages.Ownership inscription dated 1724. Pp.[12],471,[15]. Frontispiece. Text in Latin.
Published : R. Bonwicke et al, London 1721,
£120.00

Eyre-Todd George (Editor) - Scottish Poetry of the Seventeenth Century

Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's dark green cloth with title in gilt on front board and on spine. Spine ends and board tips a little rubbed. Dark green endpapers. Inscribed by previous owner on half-title. Pp.viii,296. Protected in a removable cover. This volume contains works by Sir Robert Aytoun, Sir David Murray, Sir Robert Ker, Sir William Alexander, William Drummond, The Marquis of Montrose and The Semples of Beltrees
Published : William Hodge & Co., Glasgow 1895, First Edition
£25.00

Ferguson J.A. - The King of Morven a Play in One Act

12mo. A very good copy in tissue covered paper covers. Front cover illustrated by Stewart Orr. Signed by the author on title page. 39pp. A play about the Highland Clearances.
Published : Gowans & Gray, London and Glasgow 1922, First Edition
£12.00

Fergusson Robert - The Works of Robert Fergusson

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. No 392 of 750 copies, being a facsimile of the 1807 edition. 364 pages. Includes a sketch of the life of Fergusson, an 18th century Scottish poet who wrote in both Scots and English and who was much admired by Robert Burns.
Published : James Thin - the Mercat Press, Edinburgh 1970,
£15.00

Fergusson Robert - The Works of Robert Fergusson

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in silver. This is no. 127 of 750 copies of this facsimile of the 1807 edition of Fergusson's works. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership markings. 364 pages. Frontispiece.
Published : James Thin, Edinburgh 1970,
£15.00

Fielding Henry - The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams

Illustrated by Norman Tealby.
Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. In a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Decorated end-papers. Some light edge foxing. Pp.xxxi,350. 12 full-page illustrations + decorations. Introduction by J. B. Priestley.
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1929, First Edition Thus
£18.00

Finlayson Malcolm J. - An Anthology of Carrick

Hardback. A very good copy. A little wear at spine ends. Moderate edge and end-paper foxing. 416 pages. An anthology of poems by natives of Carrick and about Carrick.
Published : The Standard Press, Kilmarnock 1925, First Edition
£8.00

Fittis Robert Scott - The Mosstrooper. a Legend of the Scottish Border

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board. Some fading to spine. Ownership inscription. Some foxing to end-papers and early pages. Pp.xv,156. Frontispiece and one other illustration. This is described as a memorial volume to the author and includes an introductory biographical sketch of him by A. H. Millar. A fictional tale of the Scottish border.
Published : Wood and Son, Perth 1906,
£18.00

Fitts Dudley (Editor) - Anthology of Contemporary Latin-American Poetry

A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Pp.xxi,677. Text in Spanish and English.
Published : New Directions 1947,
£15.00

FitzGerald Edward (Edited By Neilson Campbell Hannay) - A FitzGerald Friendship Being Hitherto Unpublished Letters from Edward FitzGerald to William Bodham Donne

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A lovely clean copy internally with no ownership inscription and foxing confined to the top edge. One of 750 copies. Pp.xvii,132 + 12p index. 6 illustrations including coloured frontispiece.
Published : William Edwin Rudge, New York 1932, First USA Edition
£15.00

Fitzgerald Edward (Translator) - Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Illustrated by Willy Pogany.
A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. This is Fitzgerald's fourth rendering in English verse. 100pp. 8 full page colour illustrations by Pogany plus black and white illustrations. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription.
Published : George G. Harrap, London 1934, First Edition Thus
£20.00

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,
£30.00

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,
£170.00

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
£60.00

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
£14.00

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
£7.00

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
£10.00

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
£250.00

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
£25.00

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
£7.00

Galt John - The Provost

Hardback. A good copy in a half-leather binding with marbled boards which shows a fair amount of rubbing. Small plate of Cullen House Library on front fixed end-paper. (Cullen House was the family seat of the Earls of Seafield). Lacks half-title. A smallish part of the first few pages has been "nibbled" at the edges. 360 pages.
Published : William Blackwood, Edinburgh 1822, Second Edition
£15.00

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
£5.00

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
£45.00

Garioch Robert - The Big Music and Other Poems

A very good copy. Original wraps. 54pp. One of 600 copies.
Published : John Humphries, Thurso 1971, First Edition
£6.00

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,
£18.00

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
£30.00

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
£10.00

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
£25.00

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
£8.00

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,
£5.00

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,
£20.00

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
£30.00

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
£65.00