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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.
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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, A New Edition

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, New Edition

Johnson Samuel (Edited By the Marquis of Lansdowne) - Johnson and Queeney - Letters from Dr. Johnson to Queeney Thrale from the Bowood Papers

Hardback. A very good copy in marbled boards. Lettered in gilt on a red title-piece. Top edge gilt. This is number 135 of 500 copies. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xxxv,64. 12 illustrations. In a good, if rather soiled, slip-case. Queeney was the daughter of Johnson's friend, Mrs. Thrale.
Published : Cassell & Co, London 1932, Limited Edition

Johnson Samuel et al - The Rambler: The Fifteenth Edition in Three Volumes

Hardbacks. 8vo. A good three volume set in a full leather "tree calf" binding. Gold tooling to edges of boards and gold lines and decoration on spine. Red title pieces. Showing some wear to spine ends and board tips and some creasing/cracking to spine leather but quite an attractive set. Marbled end-papers. Each volume bears the bookplate of the author, Compton MacKenzie and each has two ownership inscription written in ink and dated 1806 and 1815 respectively. 446,443 and 396 pages. Each volume has an engraved frontispiece.
Published : J. Johnson et al, London 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

Joyce, James - Chamber Music

Softback. A near very good copy in grey paper covers lettered in black on the spine and front cover. Very minor chipping to spine ends. Gift inscription on half title. Thirty-six poems.
Published : Elkin Mathews, London 1918, Second 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, First Edition Thus

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.
Hardback. 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

Kincaid James R. - The Novels of Anthony Trollope

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows some edge wear. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 302pp. An analysis of Trollope's works. Includes a bibliography of 20th century commentary on Trollope.
Published : Oxford University Press 1977, 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, First Edition Thus

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, Fourth Edition

Kirsch, Arthur - Shakespeare and The Experience Of Love

Hardback. 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

Hardback. 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,

Korolenko V.G. (Translated By R. F. Christian) - Korolenko's Siberia

Hardback. 12mo. A good copy in a very good dustwrapper. The book is very good except for rubbing to the cloth along the bottom edge. Internally a nice clean copy with no foxing or ownership inscription. 184 pages. Three short stories, part fact, part fiction which date from the years 1879-1885 which Korolenko spent in exile in Siberia.
Published : Liverpool University Press 1954, First Edition

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

Hardback. 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,

Lawrence D.H. - The Letters of D.H.Lawrence

A good copy in brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Some marks on upper board. Small gift inscription on f.e.p. 889pp. Illustrated. Edited and with an Introduction by Aldous Huxley.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1932, Second Edition

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 Harriet; Lee Sophia - Canterbury Tales - Vols. 1-4

Hardbacks. A good plus four volume set, all first editions published between 1797 and 1801. Matching dark green half-leather bindings with marbled boards. Some rubbing to spines. Boards now protected in clear, removable sleeves. Bookplate in each volume. Vol,. I (entitled "Canterbury Tales for the Year 1797") by Harriet Lee, 1797,. Pp.xxiii,396. Vol. II, by Sophia Lee, 1798, Pp.[ii],564. Vol. III, by Sophia and Harriet Lee, 1799, Pp.[ii],522. Vol. IV, by Harriet Lee, 1801,Pp.[ii],490 + Errata page. [A fifth volume was published in 1805]. Photograph available on request.
Published : G.G. & J Robinson, London, 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, Reprint

Liddell Robert - The Novels of I. Compton-Burnett

A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which has some spots of foxing. 112pp. Frontispiece.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1955, First Edition

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,

Locke William J. - The Beloved Vagabond

Illustrated by Jean Dulac.
A very good copy in fawn cloth lettered in gilt on spine and lettered and decorated in green on upper board. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 267 pages + adverts. 16 coloured illustrations. Black and white illustrations in text. A nice copy.
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1922, First Edition Thus

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,

Longfellow Henry Wadsworth - Nature Poems

Illustrated by Paul De Longpre.
Hardback. Large 8vo. Nd. but gift inscription on front end-paper is dated 1900. A very good copy in green cloth with spine and front board attractively decorated in gilt. All edges gilt. 102 pages. Profusely illustrated in black and white.
Published : Ward, Lock & Bowden, London,

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, First Edition Thus

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,

Louys Pierre - The Twilight of the Nymphs

Illustrated by Cecil Beaton.
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Limited edition no.89/1200 on hand-made paper. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 105 pages. Five full-page illustrations by Cecil Beaton. Introduction by Shane Leslie. Translated by Phillis Duveen. Mythological tales.
Published : The Fortune Press, London 1928,