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Literature / Fiction

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,

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 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,

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,

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,

Lyndsay Sir David ; Chalmers George - The Poetical Works of Sir David Lyndsay of the Mount, Lion King at Arms Under James V. [3 Vols. Complete]

Hardback. A very good three volume set in a half leather binding with marbled boards. Four raised bands on spines which are lettered in gilt on black title-pieces and attractively decorated. Some rubbing to boards. No ownership inscription and very little foxing. Pp.viii,470;[ii],420;[ii],524. Includes A Life of the Author; Prefatory Dissertations; and An Appropraite Glossary by George Chalmers.
Published : Longman Hurst, Rees and Orme/ A. Constable & Co, London/Edinburgh 1806, New Edition Corrected and Enlarged

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

MacGillivray Pittendrigh - Bog-Myrtle and Peet Reek Verse Mainly in the North & South Country Dialects of Scotland

A very good copy. This is number 208 of 300 copies on hand-made paper and is signed by the author. Smallish bookplate on front paste-down.
Published : Privately Printed, Edinburgh 1922, First Edition

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,

Mackenzie Henry (Edited By Horst W. Drescher) - Henry Mackenzie Letters to Elizabeth Rose of Kilravock on Literature Events and People 1768-1815

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. In a near very good dustwrapper which has minor edge tears. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xxiv,266. Folding map. "From MacKenzie we obtain a first-hand account of Scottish and English life and thought in the later eighteenth century, but particularly of Edinburgh in its literary heyday---".
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1967, First Edition

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

MacNeice Louis - The Poetry of W.B. Yeats

A good copy in a poor dustwrapper. Ownership inscription. A little pencilled side-lining. Pp.xi,242.
Published : Oxford University Press 1941, 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

MacPherson James - Fragments of Ancient Poetry - A Reprint of the First Edition of 1760 with a Photo-Lithographic Facsimile of the Original Title Page

Hardback. A good copy in the original boards. Title-piece a little rubbed but readable. This is no. 56 of 100 copies. Signed and dated by J. Norman Methuen. Pp.[vi],70. This is a reprint of the first edition of what became known as MacPherson's "Ossian".
Published : William Brown, Edinburgh 1917,

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

Marwick Ernest W. (Editor) - An Anthology of Orkney Verse

Softback. A near very good copy. Crease and some fading to rear cover. Lettered and illustrated in black on front cover. Previous owner's inscription on front free end-paper. 197 pages. Includes "Poetry of the Norse Era", "Fragments of Folk Poetry", "Orkney Poets of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries", and "Travellers' Tales - Poems About Orkney." A highly regarded anthology of "some of the best work in verse that has been done in the Islands."
Published : W.R. Mackintosh the Kirkwall Press, Kirkwall 1949, Second Edition