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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,

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 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

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,

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,

MacCallum Neil R. - Portrait of a Calvinist Poems in Scots and English

Softback. A very good copy. Inscribed presentation copy from the author to Hazel Smith, wife of the poet, Sydney Goodsir Smith. 49 pages.
Published : Scots Independent, Stirling 1991, First Edition

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, First Edition Thus

MacDonald Alasdair A. (Editor) - The Gude and Godlie Ballatis

Hardback. A near fine copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,413. Frontispiece. This "is a printed collection of short texts - mostly verse, but also some prose - of the Scottish Reformation."
Published : The Scottish Text Society 2015, First Edition Thus

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, First Edition Thus

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

Hardback. 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

MacLean, Magnus - The Literature of the Highlands

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership ininscription or other internal marking. Pp.viii,270 + 2pp publisher's adverts. Chapters on "MacPherson and his Ossian", "Gaelic Proverbs", "The Gaelic Bards of the Nineteenth Century", etc. This edition has a new chapter on "Popular and Anonymous Songs of the Highlands".
Published : Blackie and Son, Glasgow 1925, New and Extended 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, Reprint

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, Reprint

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

Martin Joanna M. (Editor) - The Maitland Quarto : A New Edition of Cambridge, Magdalene College, Pepys Library MS 1408

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.ix,530. One folding illustration. Poetry by Sir Richard Maitland of Lethington and others from the 16th century.
Published : The Scottish Text Society 2015, First Edition Thus

Masefield John - The Country Scene

Illustrated by Edward Seago.
Hardback. Folio. A very good copy. In a fair to good 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

Hardback. 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, Jubilee Edition

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, First Illustrated Edition

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, First English Edition

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, Second Printing

Meynell Viola (Editor) - Friends of a Lifetime : Letters to Sydney Carlyle Cockerell

Hardback. A very good copy in light blue cloth. Fairly minor (damp?) marking at the foot of the front board. Very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. The wrapper states "Cheap edition 10s 6d net." Fairly light edge foxing but a clean copy internally. 384 pages. Frontispiece and 15 illustrations. Includes letters from many well-known people of the late 19th and early 20th centuries including Joseph Connrad, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, T.E. Lawrence, William Morris, Leo Tolstoy, W.B. Yeats etc. The letters "are concerned with a wide variety of topics, literary, artistic, political and that they are above all of human interest."
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1940,

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

Milton John - Comus: A Mask ----edited from the Edition of 1645 and the Autograph Manuscript with a Preface By Darrell Figgis

Illustrated by William Blake.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in gilt-decorated black cloth. In a very good dustwrapper which has one small edge tear. Good slip-case which shows some wear to the edges. Top edge gilt. Previous owner's small ex libris plate on front fixed end-paper. Limited edition of 300 copies. Pp.xxiii,[1],35,[1]. 8 plates by William Blake. A nice copy.
Published : Published for the Julian Editions By Ernest Benn Ltd, London 1926,

Milton John - Paradise Lost. A Poem in Twelve Books ----with Notes of Various Authors By Thomas Newton D.D. Now Lord Bishop of Bristol [Complete in Two Volumes]

Hardbacks. A good two volume set in full leather bindings lettered in gilt on red title-pieces. Some wear and minor chipping to board tips and edges. (The boards are now protected in clear, removable sleeves.) Bookplate of Sir Edmund Antrobus in volume I. Each volume has a frontispiece and six plates. Includes a Dedication, preface and life of Milton by Newton, a poem "On Paradise Lost" by Andrew Marvel, a Critique of Paradise Lost by Thomas Addison, extensive Notes on the text by Newton etc. Vol. I, 510 pages + prelims. Vol. II, 463 pages + lengthy Index and 16pp publisher's adverts.
Published : W. Strahan et al, London 1778, Eighth 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, Second Printing