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Morgan Peter F. (Editor) - The Letters of Thomas Hood

A very good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper with a little edge wear and tear. Pp.xxviii,703. Frontispiece. Definitive and annotated. Hood was a minor British author, poet and editor of the early 19th century.
Published : University of Toronto Press 1973, First Edition

Morris David B. - Robert Louis Stevenson and the Scottish Highlanders

A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Bookplate. 158 pages. Frontispiece. Endpaper map. A study of Stevenson's interest in the Scottish Highlands and Highlanders and of his novels set in the Highlands.
Published : Eneas Mackay, Stirling 1929, First Edition

Morris William and Cockerell S.C. - A Note By William Morris on His Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press Together with a Short History and Description of the Press By S.C. Cockerell Reprinted for Philo-Biblon to Celebrate the Centenary of the Birth of William Morris 1834:1934

Quarto. A very good copy in marbled boards with a leather spine. Some rubbing to spine but lettering clear. A clean copy apart from a small ownership inscription. 32pp. Frontispiece of William Morris by John Farleigh. Attractive woodcuts.
Published : London County Council Central School of Arts and Crafts, London 1934, Large Paper Edition Second Printing

Morrison David (editor) - Essays on Neil M. Gunn

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 72pp. Four essays on Gunn plus a checklist of his works. There were only 600 copies of this first edition.
Published : John Humphries, Thurso 1971, First Edition

Morrison David (editor) - Four from Caithness

Softback. A very good copy. Small ownership label. Limited edition of 500 copies. 18 pages. Poems by four Caithnss poets, Henry Adam, Drew MacLeod, Andrew Aitken and Stevie Macleod, all of whom have signed this copy.
Published : Pulteney Press, Wick 1985, First Edition

Morrison, Elspeth - The Dorothy Dunnett Companion: Volume II

Hardback. A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xii,444. Bibliography of source material, maps and family trees.
Published : Michael Joseph, London 2002, First Edition

Morrison, Elspeth - The Dorothy Dunnett Companion: Volume II

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. The red spine lettering on the wrapper is faded but clearly readable. Page edges lightly browned. Pp.xii,444. Maps. Family trees. This volume covers the final three "Niccolo" novels for the first time and "also provides a wealth of additional information about all of the earlier books and highlights the links between the two now-completed series."
Published : Michael Joseph, London 2002, First Edition

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

Powell Anthony - Under Review : Further Writings on Writers, 1946-1990

Hardback. A fine copy except for previous owner's ex libris plate on front free end-paper. In a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Pp.x,467. Consists almost entirely of book reviews written for the Daily Telegraph. "Altogether these selections offer an idiosyncratic and thoroughly charming overview of English lireature from the turn of the century to our day."
Published : University of Chicago Press, Chicago 1994,

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 Poems of Allan Ramsay

Hardback. 24mo. A good plus copy in a half-leather binding with marbled boards. Some browning to early pages. Pp.xxxii,400. Includes a brief life of Ramsay and remarks on his writings.
Published : Fairbairn & Anderson, Edinburgh 1819, Reprint

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