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Muir Edwin and Brown George Mackay - Edwin Muir Selected Prose Chosen Introduced and with a Memoir By George Mackay Brown

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy inmternally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.vii,215.
Published : John Murray, London 1987, First Edition

Muir, Edwin (edited By P. H. Butter) - Selected Letters of Edwin Muir

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which is a little spotted on the spine. No ownership inscription. 221 pages. Frontispiece.
Published : The Hogarth Press, London 1974, First Edition

Mundy Lieut.-Col. Godfrey Charles [Bound With] Reade Charles - Our Antipodes: Or, Residence and Rambles in the Australasian Colonies. With a Glimpse of the Gold Fields [Bound With] The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth

Hardback. 12mo. A good copy in a green half-leather binding. Five raised bands. Title-pieces. Pp.iv,282. Bound with "The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth" by Charles Reade, first edition, published by Bentley in 1857. 269 pages. Both volumes bound without original covers or half-titles.
Published : Richard Bentley, London 1857, Fourth Edition

Munro Neil - The Shoes of Fortune

A good copy. Early reprint. Spine lettering faded. Hinges weak. Previous owner's name on f.e.p. 403pp. 8 illustrations. A novel by the creator of Para Handy.
Published : Isbister and Company, London 1902,

Murray Charles - A Sough O' War

A good copy in wraps. 56 pages. Poems in Scots on the theme of the First World War. Glossary.
Published : Constable, London 1917, First Edition

Nashe Thomas - The Unfortunate Traveller or the Life of Jacke Wilton

Illustrated by Michael Ayrton.
A very good copy. 121pp. Full-page illus. by Michael Ayrton.
Published : John Lehmann, London 1948, First Edition Thus

Newman, Cardinal - The Dream of Gerontius

Illustrated by Robert T. Rose.
Softback. Nd early 20th century. A good copy in paper covers with pictorial onlay to front cover. Fading to spine. End-papers foxed. 60 pages + 2pp publisher's adverts. 4 colour illustrations. This is no. I of the "Rose of Sharon" booklets.
Published : T. N. Foulis, Edinburgh & London,

Newman, S. J. - Dickens at Play

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.x,131. A study of Dickens which emphasises his comic imagination and theatricality.
Published : St. Martin's Press, New York 1981, First Edition

Nicholson, Colin (Editor) - Alexander Pope : Essays for the Tercentenary

Hardback. A very good plus copy in a similar dustwrapper. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xiv,264. Fifteen detailed studies of aspects of Pope's poetry published on the tercentenary of his birth.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1988, First Edition

Nordal Sigurdur - Hrafnkels Saga Freysgoda a Study

A very good copy in green cloth slightly faded on spine. 75pp. Translated by R. George Thomas. This is a book about the Icelandic saga and does not include its text.
Published : University of Wales Press, Cardiff 1958, First Edition

O.R. - The King Who Knew Not Fear, a Tale of Other Days

Hardback. A very good copy. Grey boards with lighter grey cloth spine. Some wear to board tips. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. 30 pages. This is no. 81 of 500 copies. This is the first of the Riccardi Press Booklets and is also the first book to be printed in the Riccardi Press Fount No. 11. Handmade paper.
Published : Philip Lee Warner for the Medici Society, London 1912, First Edition

Oliver John W. And Smith J.C. (Editors) - A Scots Anthology from the Thirteenth to the Twentieth Century

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is frayed and torn at the head of the spine. Some fore-edge foxing. Ppxxxvii,518. Title page designed by Joan Hassall. This is a book of poems in Scots from the 13th to the 20th century.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1949, First Edition

Patterson R.F (Editor) - Ben Jonson's Conversations with Drummond of Hawthornden

A very good copy in grey cloth with paper title labels. Small gift inscription. Pp.xlii,60. Four plates. Introduction and Notes by the editor. The book is unopened and therefore unread. A nice copy.
Published : Blackie & Son, London 1924, Reprint

Patterson R.F. (Editor) - Ben Jonson's Conversations with Drummond of Hawthornden

A good copy in grey cloth with spine and upper board labels. Endpapers browned. Ownership inscriptions. Pp.xlii,60. Four plates. Tailpiece. Introduction and Notes by the editor.
Published : Blackie & Son, London 1923, First Edition Thus

Pea Enrico (Translated By Ezra Pound) - Moscardino

A very good copy in grey wrappers. A little foxing. 82pp. This is number 257 of 1000 copies.
Published : All'Insegna Del Pesce D'Oro, Milan 1956,

Peffers, William - A Woodman's Trail: Poems of Hawick and Teviotdale

Softback. A very good copy in green card covers in a good dustwrapper. Pp.[vi],50. Poems in Scots.
Published : Hawick Express, Hawick 1943, Reprint

Poe, Edgar Allan - Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in publisher's grey cloth with title and illustration in black on front board and spine in black cloth with title in pink. 12 full page coloured illustrations and 17 full page black and white illustrations. No inscriptions. 318 pages. Very good price-clipped dustwrapper which is slightly rubbed top and spine and which is protected in a removable cover. A nice clean copy.
Published : George Harrap & Co.Ltd., London 1979, Reprint

Poe, Edgar Allan - The Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe. With an Original Memoir

A good copy in a soft green leather binding which shows some wear. Nd but gift inscription on half-title is dated 1909. Maroon end-papers. 174 pages. Frontispiece. Title page vignette.
Published : Thomas Nelson and Sons, London,

Pound Ezra - A Selection of Poems

A good copy in rather soiled boards. 80pp. Poems selected from other works.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1940, First Edition Thus

Prior, Matthew - Poems on Several Occasions

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Ppxxiv,[4],328. Frontispiece. This is a facsimile of the first edition of 1709.
Published : The Scolar Press 1973, First Edition Thus

Rabelais Francis (Translated By Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty and Peter Antony Motteux) - Five Books of the Lives, Heroic Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and His Son Pantagruel [Complete in Three Volumes]

Illustrated by Louis Chalon.
Hardbacks. A very good three volume set in the original brown buckram lettered in gilt on spines. Top edges gilt. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xlvi,240; ix,265; x,307. 14 tissue-guarded plates. A decent set.
Published : A. H.Bullen, London 1904, First Edition Thus

Ragussis, Michael - Acts of Naming: The Family Plot in Fiction

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Pp.x,268. Described as the first comprehensive study of names and naming in fiction and as making an important contribution to the study of the novel.
Published : Oxford University Press 1986, First Edition

Raleigh Walter - Robert Louis Stevenson

A very good copy in decorated fawn cloth which is darkened on the spine. Top edge gilt. Two bookplates. Four page hand-written letter from the author tipped-in. 79 pages. An essay on Stevenson written shortly after his death and considering whether his fame will last.
Published : Edward Arnold, London 1895, First Edition

Ramsay Allan - The Works of Allan Ramsay Volume 1

A very good copy in reddish-brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Small book plate. 340 pages. 2 illustrations and title page decoration. This volume contains Ramsay's serious, elegiac and comic poems trogether with a life of Ramsay by George Chalmers and "An Essay on his Genius and Writings" by Lord Woodhouselee.
Published : A Fullarton & Co., Edinburgh 1848,

Ransford Tessa - Light of the Mind Selected Poems

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 56 pages. Poetry.
Published : Ramsay Head Press, Edinburgh 1980, First Edition

Ransford Tessa - When it Works it Feels Like Play

A near fine copy. Paperback. Presentation copy from the author to Hazel Smith, widow of the poet Sydney Goodsir Smith. 96pp. Poetry.
Published : The Ramsay Head Press, Edinburgh 1998, First Edition

Raspe R.E. And Others - The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Illustrated by Ronald Searle.
Softback. 4to. A very good copy with illustrated covers. Profusely illustrated in black and white. 139 pages. Includes one page potted biographies of Raspe and Searle.
Published : Meridian Books, New York 1971,

Rice F. A. - The Granta and Its Contributors 1889 - 1914

Hardback. A very good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper which is a bit spotted. No ownership inscription. Pp.xviii,330. Eleven plates. Introduction by A. A. Milne. Includes a history of the famous Cambridge undergraduate magazine and an anthology of its contents together with an Appendix of "Those in Authority".
Published : Constable, London 1924, First Edition

Richter Jean Paul Friederich - Flower, Fruit and Thorn Pieces: Or the Married Life, Death and Wedding of the Advocate of the Poor, Firmian Stanislaus Siebenkas

Hardback. A very good two volume set in light green patterned boards which are darkened on the spine. Paper title-pieces. A little wear at head of spine. Bookplate in each volume of Horatio Noble Pym (the editor of the Journals of the Quaker writer, Caroline Fox and a well-known book collector). Vol.1,pp.xii,289. Vol.II,pp.iv,352. A novel by a highly regarded 19th century German Romantic author noted for his humorous works.
Published : William Smith & Sons the Bon-Accord Press, London 1845, First English Edition

Ritchie Neil - Sacheverell Sitwell an Annotated and Descriptive Bibliography 1916-1986

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Inscribed presentation copy from the author (signed "Neil"). This is no. 166 of 400 copies signed by the author. A little light edge foxing. 391 pages. Frontispiece and 31 illustrations (some in colour). "Errata and Addenda" slip loosely inserted."This bibliography will serve as a definitive record of the work of one of the 20th century's leading authors and arbiters of aesthetic taste."
Published : The Giardo Press, Florence 1987, First Edition

Ritchie, J. M - German Literature under National Socialism

Hardback. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. 325 pages. An interesting study of Nazi and anti-Nazi literature.
Published : Croom Helm, London 1983, First Edition

Robb, Jady - The Border Fox of the '45

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Pp.ix,147. Frontispiece map. A historical novel dealing with the exploits of Mungo Dixon, a Northumbrian shepherd, during the Jacobite rising of 1745.
Published : Vantage Press, New York 1989, First Edition

Roberts S.C. - Doctor Johnson in Cambridge Essays in Boswellian Imitation

16mo. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which is just a little torn at spine ends. Small inscr. on front end-paper. 60 pages. The author "projects Doctor Johnson and his biographer into modern Cambridge and introduces them to various phases of academic life".
Published : G.P. Putnam's Sons, London 1922, First Edition

Roberts S.C. - Holmes and Watson a Miscellany

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper with a little foxing on rear panel. Not price-clipped. Errata slip present. 137pp.
Published : Oxford University Press 1953, First Edition

Robertson Leo - Compton Mackenzie an Appraisal of His Literary Work

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription and little foxing. 230 pages. Frontispiece.
Published : The Richards Press, London 1954, First Edition

Robinson Michael and Garton Janet (Editors) - Nordic Letters 1870-1910

A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 422pp. Essays on the letters of many of those associated with the Modern Breakthrough Movement in Scandinavia sich as Ibsen, Strindberg, Brandes etc.
Published : Norvik Press 1999, First Edition

Rose William - Heinrich Heine: Two Studies of His Thought and Feeling

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's black cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Endpapers browned. Pp.vii,[v], 163. The good dustwrapper has minor edge chipping and tears, is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Oxford University Press, London 1956, First Edition

Rossetti Christina - A Royal Princess and Other Poems

Softback. 48mo. A good copy in plain covers with brown illustrated parchment wrapper. The wrapper is a little spotted but is complete and untorn. No.2 of the Cadogan Booklets. 32 pages. Uncommon.
Published : Gowans & Gray, London & Glasgow 1906,

Rousselet Louis - Les Deux Mousses

Hardback. A good plus copy in red cloth decorated in gilt on the spine and upper board. Some fading to spine and with a little wear at head of spine. Bevelled edges. All edges gilt. Prize label on front fixed end-paper. 322 pages. 90 wood engravings.
Published : Librairie Hachette, Paris 1882, Second Edition

Rowe Frederick A. - I Launch at Paradise; a Consideration of John Donne Poet and Preacher

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. No foxing or ownership inscription. 253pp. A consideration of the sermons and poems of John Donne.
Published : The Epworth Press, London 1964, First Edition

Rowe, Nicholas - The Tragedy of Jane Shore

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has two smallish edge tears. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. A facsimile of a play first published in 1714.
Published : Scolar Press 1973,

Ruffini Giovanni Domenico - The Paragreens on a Visit to the Paris Universal Exhibition

Illustrated by John Leech.
Hardback. 12mo. A good copy in the original dark blue cloth which is lettered and decorated in gilt. Some spine lean. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. Pp.[iv],230,+ 6pp adverts. Frontispiece and four plates by John Leech.
Published : Thomas Constable & Co, Edinburgh 1856, First Edition

Sackville-West V - Dearest Andrew Letters from V. Sackville-West to Andrew Reiber, 1951-1962

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 127pp. Illustrated.
Published : Michael Joseph, London 1980, First Edition

Sadleir Michael - Blessington d'Orsay a Masquerade

A very good copy in the original slip-case. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 305pp. 12 colour illustrations.
Published : The Folio Society, London 1983, First Edition Thus