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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 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 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 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

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 1806,
£15.00

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

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,
£7.00

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
£45.00

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
£14.00

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
£6.00

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
£30.00

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
£30.00

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)
£30.00

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
£48.00

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
£6.00

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,
£100.00

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
£5.00

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
£9.00

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
£25.00

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 pp.vi,289.
Published : Richard Bentley, London 1843, First Edition
£120.00

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
£6.00