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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

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 - After London; or Wild England

Hardback. An early edition. A good plus copy in red cloth decorated in black on upper board. The spine is rather browned but the gilt lettering is clear. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. Small blind stamp of W. H. Smith & Son on front end-paper.,442. A fantasy novel of an England which has relapsed into barbarism.
Published : Cassell & Co, London 1886,

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,

Kafka Franz - The Country Doctor

Illustrated by Vera Leslie.
Softback. A good copy in rather soiled white covers lettered in black and decorated on the upper cover. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 50 pages. Black and white illustrations. This is a collection of short stories translated from the German.
Published : Counterpoint Publications, Oxford 1945,

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 James 1 of Scotland (Rendered Into Modern Scots By Dr. Clement B. Gunn) - Peebles to the Play

Nd. c.1910? A very good copy in an edge-torn glacine wrapper. Small ownership inscription. 82pp. Includes notes on the king's compositions, arguments for and against his being the author of the poem, notes on the poem etc.
Published : James Lewis, Selkirk,

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

Kingsley Charles - Poems of Charles Kingsley

Illustrated by M. D. Spooner.
Hardback. 16mo. Nd. c.1910? Presumed first edition thus. A very good copy in green cloth lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt on upper board. No ownership inscription. Some foxing to end-papers. 31 pages. 4 colour plates.
Published : T.C. And E.C. Jack, London,

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

Knapp, Steven - Personification and the Sublime: Milton to Coleridge

A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 178 pages. "Drawing on recent interpretations of Romanticism, allegory, and the sublime, Knapp provides important new readings of Coleridge, Wordsworth, Kant, and William Collins. His provocative thesis sheds new light on the realtionship between Romanticism and the eighteenth century."
Published : Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Masssachusetts 1985, First Edition

Koenig Robert - Deutsche Litteraturgeschichte

Hardbacks. A two volume set in an attractively gilt decorated green cloth binding with leather spines. The spines show some wear and there is a small piece missing at the join with the upper board in volume I. Decorated end-papers. Bookplate in each volume. Pp.446,546. Numerous attractive illustrations, some folding and some in colour.
Published : Velhagen & Klasing, Bielefeld and Leipzig 1896,

Kratzmann, Gregory - Anglo-Scottish Literary Relations 1430-1550

A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which is faded on the spine including lettering. Neat ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xii,282. A study of the rich and extremely varied Scottish poetry of the 15th and early 16th centuries particularly the "Scottish Chaucerians."
Published : Cambridge University Press 1980, First Edition

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

Lee Six, Abigail - The Gothic Fiction of Adelaida Garc�a Morales : Haunting Words

Hardback. A very good copy. No dustwrapper as issued. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 164 pages. This is the "first in-depth and holistic study" of Morales's fiction.
Published : Tamesis, Woodbridge 2006, 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,

Lobeira Vasco - Amadis of Gaul

Hardback. A very good, bright, three volume set in red cloth lettered in gilt. (Volume II is in a darker maroon shade). A nice clean set without foxing or ownership inscription. Vol.I, pp.xxxiii,304. Vol.II,,314. Vol.III,pp.ix,292. This medieval prose romance was written towards the close of the 14th century by a Portuguese knight. This new edition was translated from the Spanish version, being the oldest extant, by Robert Southey.
Published : John Russell Smith, London 1872,

Logan Rev. John - Poems, and Runnamede, a Tragedy with a Life of the Author

Hardback. A very good, attractive, copy in a half-leather binding with marbled boards. Spine lettered and decorated in gilt. New end-papers. Frontispiece browned with off-setting to title page. Pp.xxxii,206 + one page advert. Logan was a Scottish minister best known for his nature poems and the tragedy, Runnamede.
Published : Bell & Bradfute, William Blackwood, John anderson& Co Edinburgh and John Murray, London 1812,