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Kubouchi, Tadao - From Wulfstan to Richard Rolle : Papers Exploring the Continuity of English Prose

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in silver on spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xvi,176. 10 plates.
Published : D. S. Brewer, Cambridge 1999, First Edition

Lamb Charles and Mary - Tales from Shakespeare

Hardback. Reddish brown boards. All edges gilt. 12 illustrations in permanent photography from The Boydell Gallery. 386 pps. Gift inscription. Tiny nick edge of spine, Rear upper hinge cracked otherwise a good copy
Published : Bickers & Son, London 1885,

Lawrence D.H. - Lady Chatterley's Lover

A good copy of the unexpurgated text published in Sweden. Paper covers which are a bit marked. 381pp.
Published : Jan Forlag, Stockholm 1946,

Le Gallienne Richard - Retrospective Reviews: a Literary Log Vol. II 1893-1895

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Attractive (1890's?) bookplate. 282 pages + publisher's catalogue.
Published : John Lane : The Bodley Head, London 1896, First Edition

Legge M. Dominica - Anglo-Norman in the Cloisters: The Influence of the Orders Upon Anglo-Norman Literature

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.vii,147. This is an attempt to assess the literary contribution made in French by monks and nuns, canons and friars in the three centuries after the Norman Conquest of England.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 1950, First Edition

Lever Tresham (Editor) - The Letters of Lady Palmerston

A very good copy in a good, slightly chipped, dustwrapper. Ownership inscription. Pp.xii,376. Frontispiece and 10 illustrations.
Published : John Murray, London 1957, First Edition

Lewis Gifford (editor) - The Selected Letters of Somerville and Ross

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A previous owner's name has been snopaked from the front end-paper. 308pp. 18 illus.
Published : Faber, London 1990,

Longus (Translated By George Thornley) - Daphnis & Chloe

Illustrated by John Austen.
Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in cream cloth lettered in gilt. Spine a little darkened. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 200 pages. 12 full-page colour illustrations. 4 full-page black and white illustrations. Head-pieces.
Published : Geoffrey Bles, London 1925,

Lord Byron and Charles Heath - Illustrations to the Works of Lord Byron

Hardback. 4to. Nd. 1830's? A good copy overall in a worn half-leather binding. Title-piece chipped and loose. Some foxing although most plates are clean. Unpaginated. "The Drawings by Chalon, Leslie, Harding, Herbert, Meadows, Stephanoff, E. Corbould, Fanny Corbaux, Jenkins & Westall. Engraved under the Superintendence of Mr. Charles Heath." Frontispiece, engraved title page and 34 steel-engraved plates with poem by Byron opposite each plate.
Published : A. Fullarton & Co, London,

Loti Pierre - Madame Chrysantheme

Illustrated by Rossi and Myrbach.
Hardback. A very good copy in light green cloth decorated in dark green and lettered in green and gilt. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. 335 pages. Coloured title page and numerous black and white illustrations.
Published : George Routledge & Sons, London 1897,

MacDiarmid Hugh (Edited By Alan Bold) - The Thistle Rises an Anthology of Poetry and Prose By Hugh MacDiarmid

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Some writing on front end-paper by previous owner. Pp.xxxv,463. Includes previously unpublished prose and poetry.
Published : Hamish Hamilton, London 1984, First Edition

MacDiarmid Hugh (Edited By R. Crombie Saunders) - Selected Poems of Hugh MacDiarmid

A very good copy in a chipped dustwrapper. 59pp. Frontispiece portrait. A selection of the best of Macdiarmid's early poems.
Published : William MacLellan, Glasgow 1944,

MacDonald Norman Malcolm - Calum Todd

A very good copy in a slightly worn but otherwise very good dustwrapper. 106 pages. Thirteen stories tracing the growth of a young man from the Hebrides.
Published : Club Leabhar, Inverness 1976, First Edition

MacDonald, George - Works of Fancy and Imagination Vols. VII, VIII, IX and X

Hardbacks. 16mo. These four volumes have been uniformly rebound in green cloth lettered in gilt and have new end-papers. Two of the four volumes have gift inscriptions. All are good + or very good. The stories included are "The Portent"; "The Light Princess," The Giant's Heart," "The Shadows"; "Cross Purposes," "The Golden Key," "The Carosyn," "Little Daylight"; "The Cruel Painter", "The Castle - A Parable," The Wow O' Rivven," "The Broken Swords," "The Gray Wolf", and "Uncle Cornelius His Story." This is the first publication in its complete form of "The Carosyn."
Published : Strahan & Co, London 1871,

Mackay Charles - The Legendary and Romantic Ballads of Scotland

12mo. A very good copy in blue cloth blind tooled on upper and lower boards and with gilt lettering and design on spine. 354pp. A very nice, clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription.
Published : Griffin, Bohn & Co, London 1861, First Edition

Mackenzie Compton - Extremes Meet

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Signed by the author on the title page and with the following hand-written inscription from him on the front end-paper: "My very dear Jock, You once told me you liked this book. Here is its last edition with memory of our friendship of forty years". "Jock" was Lord Cameron, the well-known Scottish judge. 319 pages.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1970,

Mackenzie Compton - The Old Men of the Sea

Softback. A good copy. Minor spotting to covers and a little wear/tear at spine ends. The author's own copy with his bookplate. Some foxing to page edges and end-papers. 320 pages + adverts. The list of "Latest Volumes" of Tauchnitz books on the rear cover is dated June 1928.
Published : Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig 1925,

Maclean Sorley - Poems 1932-82

A very good copy. In a very good dustwrapper which has a very small tear at the foot of the spine. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.ix,181. Poems by Sorley Maclean (in English only) including some written between 1972 and 1982 published here for the first time. The book also includes short essays on Maclean and his poetry by Iain Crichton Smith, Dr. John MacInnes and Donald A. MacDonald. This is volume 2 in the Columban Celtic Series.
Published : Iona Foundation, Philadelphia 1987, First Edition

MacLeish Archibald - Poems

A good copy in a rather worn and slightly chipped dustwrapper. Damp stain at foot of boards not obvious under the wrapper. Lacks front end-paper. 194pp.
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1943,

MacPherson James - Fragments of Ancient Poetry

A good copy. Softcover. 53 pages. Frontispiece. Foreword by Derek S. Thomson. This was the first of MacPherson's books of Ossianic poetry. This is a reprint of the enlarged second edition.
Published : Clarsach Publications, Dundee 1979,

Malcolm William K. - A Blasphemer and Reformer : A Study of James Leslie Mitchell-Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xv,212. Described as "a substantial and important increase in Gibbon criticism".
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1984, First Edition

Mallock R.H. - In the Shadow of Israfel

A very good copy in a quarter vellum binding. The title and an illustration appear on a glacine wrapper which covers the non-vellum part of the upper board. Pp.viii,122. A previous owner has written in ink on the half-title "Israfel is the Mahomedan angel of music who will play the trumpet at the Last Judgement". A volume of religious poetry.
Published : Simpkin, Marshall, London 1934, First Edition

Masefield John - The Country Scene

Illustrated by Edward Seago.
Folio. A very good copy. In a fair dustwrapper which has a smallish chip at top of spine leaving the lettering almost intact and a larger piece missing (approx. 4.5 inches x I inch) at the foot of the front panel. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A little, mainly edge and end-paper, foxing but internally the plates are clean. 98 pages + 42 tissue-guarded, colour plates. Poems by Masefield with accompanying plates by Seago.
Published : Collins, London 1937, First Edition

Mathers Powys - The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night

A very good four volume set in dustwrappers which are rather foxed although there is little foxing in the books themselves. Top edge gilt. This edition is rendered into English by Mathers from the complete and literal French translation of Dr. J.C. Mardrus. Approx. 3250 pages in total. Ask about postage.
Published : George Routledge & Sons, London 1947,

Maud Ralph - Dylan Thomas in Print a Bibliographical History

A very good copy. 261pp. Lists everything by Thomas published in his lifetime and posthumously and everything written about him of interest to the literary historian or general reader.
Published : University of Pittsburgh Press 1970, First Edition

Maugham, W. Somerset - Liza of Lambeth

A fine copy. In a very good dustwrapper with just minor fraying at top of spine and which is a little faded on spine but with lettering clear. Top edge gilt. Numbered and signed by the author. No.447 of 1000 copies. New preface by the author. Pp.xv,137. Photograph available on request.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1947,

Maupassant, Guy De - Clair De Lune

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a half-vellum binding with light blue boards. The spine has a maroon title piece lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Marbled end-papers. Gift inscription on front free end-paper. Bookplate. A little sporadic foxing. 145 pages + table of Contents at rear. Black and white illustrations by Arcos and various other illustrators.
Published : Ed. Monnier, Paris 1884,

May J. Lewis (Translator) - The Unpublished Correspondence of Honore De Balzac and Madame Zulma Carraud 1829-1850

A good copy in green cloth which is a little faded on the spine. Ownership inscription. Pp.xxiii,400. Frontispiece.
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1937,

McKissek William - Musings in Verse

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on front board. No inscriptions. Frontispiece photograph of author and one other illustration. 112 pages + advertisements. Protected in a removable cover. The author was a District Inspector in the Aberdeen Cleansing Department. Poems mainly in English with a few in Scots.
Published : John Avery & Co. Ltd., Aberdeen 1902, First Edition

Mergler Wayne (Editor) - The Last New Land : Stories of Alaska, Past and Present

Softback. A very good copy. Gift inscription on title page and small ownership label. Pp.xxii,791. Includes the well-known classics of the North, contemporary writing and native Alaskan tales and legends.
Published : Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, Portland, OR, U.S.A. 1998,

Miller Hugh - Essays Historical and Biographical, Political and Social, Literary and Scientific

A very good copy in green pebbled cloth, the only fault being small tears in the cloth at the spine ends. Pp.xiii,495 + 16pp. adverts. These essays were originally published in the "Witness" newspaper and were brought together for publication in book form after the author's death.
Published : Adam & Charles Black, Edinburgh 1862, First Edition

Mitchell John - Bydand Poems of War and Peace

Hardback. A good copy in grey covers with cream cloth spine. Lettered and decorated in gilt on front cover. A little wear to board tips and edges. No ownership inscription. Pp.x,80. Frontispiece. Introduction and Notes by J.M. Bulloch. "Bydand" is the motto of the House of Gordon and of the Gordon Highlanders.
Published : William Smith & Sons the Bon-Accord Press, Aberdeen 1918, First Edition

Mitford Mary Russell - Our Village

Hardback. A very good copy of the first Brock edition in the de luxe vellum binding which is elaborately decorated in gilt on the spine and upper board. Top edge gilt. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Not foxed. Red silk page marker present. Pp.xv,309. 25 coloured illustrations by C. E. Brock.
Published : J. M. Dent & Co, London 1904,

Modder Montagu F. - The Jew in the Literature of England to the End of the 19th Century

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper just a little frayed at spine ends. Previous owner's name and address on front fixed endpaper. 435pp.
Published : The Jewish Publication Society of America, Philadelphia 1944,

Moir D.M. - The Life of Mansie Wauch Tailor in Dalkeith

Illustrated by George Cruikshank.
Nd. c. 1900? A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Not foxed. Ownership inscription. Pp.x,230. 8 illustrations by George Cruikshank.
Published : William Blackwood, Edinburgh,

Montgomerie Alexander (Edited By George Stevenson) - Poems of Alexander Montgomerie and Other Pieces from Laing MS. No. 447 Supplementary Volume

A very good copy in green cloth boards with maroon leather spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Some edge and end-paper foxing. No ownership inscription. Pp.lxv,392. Three folding facsimiles.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons for the Scottish Text Society, Edinburgh 1910,

Moore George Edward - Ulick and Soracha

Limited edition (464/1250) with a copper plate engraving by Stephen Gooden, the dedication signed by George Moore, complete with the parchment dustwrapper with a design by Marion Dorn. The wrapper is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. Both book and wrapper are very good. The book internally is a nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other marking. A little top edge foxing. Pp.[vi],286.
Published : The Nonesuch Press, London 1926,

Moorman F. W. - Yorkshire Dialect Poems (1673-1915) and Traditional Poems --- with an Historical Introduction

. A good plus copy in grey cloth lettered in black. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Some, mainly end-paper, foxing. Pp,xlii,136.
Published : Published for the Yorkshire Dialect Society By Sidgwick and Jackson, London 1919,

Morgan Peter F. (Editor) - The Letters of Thomas Hood

A very good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper with a little edge wear and tear. Pp.xxviii,703. Frontispiece. Definitive and annotated. Hood was a minor British author, poet and editor of the early 19th century.
Published : University of Toronto Press 1973, First Edition

Morris William and Cockerell S.C. - A Note By William Morris on His Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press Together with a Short History and Description of the Press By S.C. Cockerell Reprinted for Philo-Biblon to Celebrate the Centenary of the Birth of William Morris 1834:1934

Quarto. A very good copy in marbled boards with a leather spine. Some rubbing to spine but lettering clear. A clean copy apart from a small ownership inscription. 32pp. Frontispiece of William Morris by John Farleigh. Attractive woodcuts.
Published : London County Council Central School of Arts and Crafts, London 1934,

Morrison David (editor) - Essays on Neil M. Gunn

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 72pp. Four essays on Gunn plus a checklist of his works. There were only 600 copies of this first edition.
Published : John Humphries, Thurso 1971, First Edition

Morrison, Elspeth - The Dorothy Dunnett Companion: Volume II

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. The red spine lettering on the wrapper is faded but clearly readable. Page edges lightly browned. Pp.xii,444. Maps. Family trees. This volume covers the final three "Niccolo" novels for the first time and "also provides a wealth of additional information about all of the earlier books and highlights the links between the two now-completed series."
Published : Michael Joseph, London 2002, First Edition

Muir Edwin and Brown George Mackay - Edwin Muir Selected Prose Chosen Introduced and with a Memoir By George Mackay Brown

. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy inmternally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.vii,215.
Published : John Murray, London 1987, First Edition

Muir, Edwin (edited By P. H. Butter) - Selected Letters of Edwin Muir

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which is a little spotted on the spine. No ownership inscription. 221 pages. Frontispiece.
Published : The Hogarth Press, London 1974, First Edition

Mundy Lieut.-Col. Godfrey Charles [Bound With] Reade Charles - Our Antipodes: Or, Residence and Rambles in the Australasian Colonies. With a Glimpse of the Gold Fields [Bound With] The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth

Hardback. 12mo. A good copy in a green half-leather binding. Five raised bands. Title-pieces. Pp.iv,282. Bound with "The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth" by Charles Reade, first edition, published by Bentley in 1857. 269 pages. Both volumes bound without original covers or half-titles.
Published : Richard Bentley, London 1857,

Murray Charles - A Sough O' War

A good copy in wraps. 56 pages. Poems in Scots on the theme of the First World War. Glossary.
Published : Constable, London 1917, First Edition