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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

Hafiz (Translated Into English By Justin Huntly McCarthy) - Ghazels from the Divan of Hafiz Done Into English By Justin Huntly McCarthy

Hardback. 12mo. A very good copy in light blue boards lettered in dark blue. Edition limited to 1000 copies. A little edge foxing. Pp.vii,152. A translation of songs of a fourteenth century Persian poet.
Published : David Nutt, London 1893, 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

Helme Elizabeth - St. Clair of the Isles: Or, the Outlaws of Barra. A Scottish Tradition

Hardback. Four volumes in one. A just about good copy in a full leather binding. Rebacked with new end-papers. Lacks title-piece. Ownership inscription. Moderate foxing. 528 pages. 6 plates. Title page vignette.
Published : G. Virtue, London 1825,

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

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.
Hardbacks. 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 uthor 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, First Edition Thus

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. 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, Facsimile Edition

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, First Edition Thus

Horace - The Odes of Horace - Horati Carminum Libri IV

Illustrated by Vera Willoughby.
Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has fairly minor chipping and some closed tears. Some foxing/browning to end-papers. Unopened. No ownership inscription. 141 pages. Text in Latin. Coloured title page illustration and coloured headpieces and black and white tailpieces by Vera Willoughby. Edition limited to 500 copies set by hand in types designed by Rudolf Koch and printed at the Curwen Press.
Published : Peter Davies, London 1926, First Edition Thus

Hough Graham - The First Commentary on the Faerie Queene Being an Analysis of the Annotations in Lord Bessborough's Copy of the First Edition of the Faerie Queene

A very good copy. Card covers. 20 pages. Illustration of title page of first edition of "The Faerie Queene". Foreword by the Earl of Bessborough.
Published : Privately Published 1964, First Edition

Houlston, C.M.Jackson- - Ballads, Songs and Snatches: Appropriation of Folk Song and Popular Culture in British 19th Century Realist Prose

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. No ownership inscription. Pp.[xii],221. Much on Walter Scott and his contemporaries, also Mrs Gaskell, Dickens, Hardy etc.
Published : Ashgate Publishing Limited, Aldershot 1999, First Edition

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, First Edition Thus

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

Hoyer Maria A. - A Forgotten Link

Illustrated by Hilda K. Robinson.
Hardback. Nd but prize label on front end-paper is dated 1900. A good plus copy. Floral decoration to upper board. 128 pages + 8 page catalogue of Nister publications. Colour frontispiece and black and white illustrations. Moderate foxing.
Published : Ernest Nister, London, First Edition

Hsun Lu - A Brief History of Chinese Fiction

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 437pp. Illustrated. Written in the 1920's this is a study of the historical development of Chinese fiction from early myths and legends to the long novels written at the end of the Ching dynasty.
Published : Foreign Languages Press, Peking 1976, Third Edition

Hubbard L. Ron - Battlefield Earth A Saga Of The Year 3000

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped.
Published : Quadrant Books, London 1984, First Edition

Huckabay Calvin - John Milton a Bibliographical Supplement 1929-1957

Hardback. 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, Reprint

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, First Edition Thus

Humphrey Horace - The Adventures of Sir Jeremy Fudge Q.C. At a Fancy Ball. A Tale in Rhyme for the Young, the Middle-Aged and the Old

A good copy in dark blue covers lettered and illustrated in gilt on upper board. Ownership inscription. Pp.vii,21. Illustrated. A humorous Victorian tale described as "A burlesque for all seasons". Uncommon.
Published : Melville & Co, Glasgow 1895, First Edition

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, Pocket Edition

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

Hardback. 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, Twelfth Impression

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,

Isherwood Christopher - The Memorial Portrait of a Family

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a little chipped. 294pp. A reprint of the author's second novel.
Published : The Hogarth Press, London 1960, Reprint

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, Reprint

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, First Edition Thus