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

Hardbacks. 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. Photographs available on request.
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

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,

Horace - The Odes of Horace - Horati Carminum Libri IV

Illustrated by Vera Willoughby.
A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Slight fading to spine.141pp. Text in Latin. This edition of the Odes of Horace is limited to 500 copies for sale set by hand in types designed by Rudolf Koch and printed at the Curwen Press. Five decorations in colour by Vera Willoughby. A little end-paper and top edge foxing but otherwise a nice clean copy.
Published : Peter Davies, London 1926,

Housman A. E. - A Shropshire Lad

Illustrated by Alison Dunworth.
Hardback. A very good copy in a black quarter leather binding with light grey boards. This is no. 16 of a limited edition of 50 copies. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Introduction by Norman Page. Unpaginated. Coloured title page illustration signed by illustrator and many black and white illustrations.
Published : The Chantry Press 1991,

Housman Laurence - The Love Concealed

A very good copy. A little foxing to page ends. Gift inscription on front end-paper. 115pp.
Published : Sidgwick and Jackson, London 1928, First Edition

Huckabay Calvin - John Milton a Bibliographical Supplement 1929-1957

A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in silver. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,211. Brings together "significant books and articles in the field of Milton scholarship" published between 1929 and 1957.
Published : AMS PRESS, New York 1967,

Hudson Derek (editor) - The Diary of Henry Crabb Robinson an Abridgement

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a little worn at the edges. 348pp. Frontispiece and one other illustration. The diary "gives perhaps the most detached, impartial picture that we have of the English literary world during the first half of the nineteenth century".
Published : Oxford University Press 1967,

Hunter P.Hay - The Crime of Christmas Day a Tale of the Latin Quarter

A very good copy in olive green cloth lettered in black and decorated in gilt. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Half inch closed tear on title page. 156pp + 4pp adverts. An early and uncommon crime fiction title.
Published : Oliphant Anderson and Ferrier, Edinburgh 1895,

Ingelow Jean - A Sister's Bye-Hours

A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. All edges gilt. Gift inscription from a member of the Gladstone family at their ancestral home of Fasque. 489 pages + adverts. Frontispiece.
Published : Strahan & Co, London 1868, First Edition

Ingleby, Leonard Cresswell - Oscar Wilde

Hardback. Nd but may be first edition of 1907. A good plus copy in brown cloth lettered and decorated in black. Not very obvious mark to lower board. Neat ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Pp.viii,400 + 8pp publisher's catalogue. Portrait frontispiece. The first part of the book (about 90 pages) deals with Oscar Wilde the Man, and this is followed by criticism of his works.
Published : T. Werner Laurie, London,

Irvine Alexander - My Lady of the Chimney Corner

. A good copy in light blue cloth lettered in dark blue. Gift inscription on front end-paper dated Christmas 1916. 250 pages + 2pp adverts. Pages browned. Described as "a story of love and poverty in Irish peasant life." A volume in the publisher's one shilling novels series.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1916,

Irving Washington - Little Britain Together with the Spectre Bridegroom and a Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Nd.c. 1890. A near vg copy in decorated grey cloth. All edges gilt. Decorated end-papers. Prize label. 176pp. Tissue-guarded frontispiece and many illustrations in text by Chas. O. Murray.
Published : Sampson Low Marston, Searle & Rivington, London,

Jacob Violet - The Lum Hat & Other Stories

Softback. A very good copy with marled turquoise covers with illustration of ship on front cover and title in white on front cover and on spine. 4 black and white full page illustrations. No inscriptions. 155 pages. The book includes two novellas and seven short stories.
Published : Aberdeen University Press, Aberdeen 1982, First Edition

Jaggard, William - Shakespeare Bibliography : A Dictionary of Every Known Issue of the Writings of Our National Poet and of Recorded Opinion Thereon in the English Language

Hardback. A very good copy in cream cloth lettered in black and decorated in red. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xxi,[3],729. Historical introduction, facsimiles, portraits and other illustrations. First published in 1911. A classic and very detailed bibliography.
Published : Dawsons of Pall Mall 1971,

James Henry - Selected Tales of Henry James

A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. 382pp. Frontispiece. Includes six of James' short stories including "The Turn of the Screw".
Published : The Richards Press, London 1947,

James Henry - The Middle Years

Apart from the spine having a slightly wrinkled appearance this is a very good copy. Previous owner's name and date on front end-paper. 118pp. Frontispiece. These are uncompleted autobiographical reminiscences.
Published : Collins, London 1917, First Edition

James, Henry - The Tragic Muse

Hardback. A good copy in dark green boards lettered in gilt on the spine. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription. Rather heavy foxing to fore-edge and end-papers but otherwise largely clean internally. 488 pages + 4pp publisher's adverts. Macmillan's Colonial Library edition. A decent copy which would be very good but for the foxing.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1890,

Jefferies Richard - Greene Ferne Farm

Hardback. A just about good copy in the original green boards lettered and decorated in black on the upper board and lettered in gilt on the spine. The spine is darkened with tears at the top of the spine and a label has been removed at the foot of the upper board. A decent copy internally.No ownership inscription. A little foxing/marking. Pp.viii,290 + 6 pages of publisher's adverts.
Published : Smith Elder & Co, London 1880, First Edition

Jeffrey Janet - The Martyrdom of Power and the Dawn of Lovingkindness

Illustrated by Emily Jeffrey.
Hardback. A good plus copy. Boards a little soiled. Internally a nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 88 pages. Black and white illustrations. Poetry described as "a mystic allegory".
Published : Turnbull & Spears, Edinburgh 1927, First Edition

Johnson Dr. Samuel - The History of the English Language; Together with A Grammar of the English Tongue

Hardback. 4to. These two pieces (which include Johnson's preface to the "History") appear to have been extracted from a possibly early 19th century "Todd" edition of Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language. They have been rebound in brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A one-off item in very good condition. 130 pages.
Published : ,

Johnson Samuel - The Idler

12mo. A good copy in original quarter cloth boards. Small ownership inscription. 360pp. This is volume XIX of "The British Essayists" and contains a historical and biographical preface by James Ferguson.
Published : J. Richardson & Co Etc, London 1823,

Johnson Samuel - The Works of Samuel Johnson LL.D --with a Life of the Author

Hardbacks. 16mo. 14 volumes of a 15 volume set - lacking volume XII. In worn full leather bindings lacking title pieces. One front board detached and two others coming loose. Some wear to spine ends. No ownership inscription and little foxing.
Published : Bell & Bradfute, James M'Cliesh and William Blackwood, Edinburgh 1806,

Jones Gwynn - Four Icelandic Sagas Translated with an Introduction and Notes

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a little frayed along the top edge. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.viii,163. The sagas are Hrafnkel Freysgodi's Saga, Thorstein the White's Saga, the Weaponfirthers' Saga, and the Saga of the Men of Keelness.
Published : George Allen & Unwin, London 1935, First Edition

Jusserand J.J. - The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare

A very good copy in full gilt decorated vellum. This is No.9 of 65 copies printed on Japanese paper and signed by the publisher. Top edge gilt. A lovely clean copy apart from some foxing to the tissue-guard of the frontis. 433pp. 62 illustrations. Revised and enlarged edition translated by Elizabeth Lee.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1890,

Keating H.R.F. - Whodunit? A Guide to Crime, Suspense and Spy Fiction

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. 320pp. many illus. Contains chapters by 22 leading novelists and critics. Describes the work of more than 500 novelists and recommends the best books.
Published : Windward, London 1982, First Edition

Kelleher D.L. (Editor) - An Anthology of Christmas Prose and Verse

4to. A very good copy. Endpapers a little foxed. 231pp. Illustrated. Includes new stories and poems by Humbert Wolfe, Martin Armstrong, T.F. Powys, Helen Beauclerk etc.
Published : The Cresset Press 1928, First Edition

Kent-Harkway C. - Dog Tails from Cambridge

Illustrated by Fanny Moody & E. Werner.
. Nd. c.1904. A good copy in light green cloth decorated in black on the upper board and lettered in black and red. Spine a little darkened. Hinges tender. Lacks smallish piece at foot of half-title (without loss of text). 234 pages + 6pp publisher's adverts. 30 illustrations (frontispiece and illustrations in text.) A humorous novel about dogs. Uncommon.
Published : Jarrold & Sons, London, First Edition

Kerrigan Catherine - Whaur Extremes Meet the Poetry of Hugh MacDiarmid 1920-1934

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or foxing. Pp.x,245. This is a detailed analysis of MacDiarmid's early work.
Published : James Thin The Mercat Press, Edinburgh 1983, First Edition

Kerrigan John - Archipelagic English: Literature, History and Politics 1603 - 1707

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xiv,599. 18 illustrations. Described as a "unique study of seventeenth-century anglophone literature" which "explores remarkable work produced in Scotland, Wales and Ireland and shows how preoccupied Shakespeare, Milton, Defoe and other English authors were with the often fraught interactions between ethnic, religious, and national groups around the British - Irish archipelago".
Published : Oxford University Press 2008, First Edition

Keynes Geoffrey - Bibliography of William Hazlitt

A very good copy. Internally clean and without foxing or ownership inscription. Number 703 of 750 copies. Pp.xix,136. Frontispiece and three other illustrations.
Published : Nonesuch Press, London 1931, First Edition

King, Bruce (Editor) - Dryden's Mind and Art

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or foxing. Pp.ix,213. "This collection of essays - five reprinted and five specially commissioned - provides an up-to-date introduction to Dryden's poetry, prose and drama."
Published : Oliver & Bioyd, Edinburgh 1969, First Edition

Kipling Rudyard - The Story of the Gadsbys a Tale Without a Plot

Softback. Nd. c.1890. A near very good copy in paper covers. Volume No. 2 in the Indian Railway Library. Label of "Fasque" pasted on to foot of front cover. (Fasque was the home of the Gladstone family). 94 pages + 2pp adverts at rear.
Published : A. H. Wheeler & Co/ Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, Allahabad/London,

Kirsch, Arthur - Shakespeare and The Experience Of Love

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has minor edge tears/chipping. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.x,194. Described as "a stimulating and thoughtful critical study with much in it that is new or newly interpreted."
Published : Cambridge University Press 1981, First Edition