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Smollett Tobias - The Expedition of Humphry Clinker - 2 Volumes Complete

Hardback. 12mo. A good two volume set in a full leather binding. Lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Leather fairly worn and rubbed in places. Some, mainly end-paper, foxing. Pp.255;244.
Published : J. Wren and W. Hodges, London 1784,

Smollett Tobias - The Memoirs of a Lady of Quality Being Lady Vane's Memoirs

Illustrated by Vera Willoughby.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a quarter vellum binding in a good dustwrapper. Spine lettering on wrapper darkened. This is number 400 of 550 copies on mould-made paper. No ownership inscription and little foxing. 138 pages. Fine colour illustrations by Vera Willoughby.
Published : Peter Davies, London 1925,

Smollett Tobias (Edited By James P. Browne) - The Works of Tobias Smollett, M.D. With Memoirs of His Life; to Which is Prefixed a View of the Commencement and Progress of Romance By John Moore M.D.

Hardbacks. A complete eight volume set in quarter leather. Top edges gilt. Generally in good condition with some wear to the leather spines and some fading to boards. A little foxing but generally a clean set internally with no ownership inscription. Frontispiece to volume 1. Approx. 450 to 600 pages per volume.
Published : Bickers & Son, London 1872,

Spender Stephen (Editor) - W.H. Auden a Tribute

A good copy in a good complete dustwrapper marred only by traces of damp-staining on the inside of the wrapper and the boards. 255pp. 100 illustrations. Contributions by Betjeman, Isherwood, Connolly and others.
Published : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London 1975,

Spenser Edmund (Edited By W. L. Renwick) - Daphnaida And other Poems

Hardback. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Spine not faded. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. One of 1660 copies on universal antique laid paper. 243 pages. Unopened. Includes a 60 page commentary and bibliographical and textual notes.
Published : The Scholartis Press, London 1929,

Stevenson Robert Louis - Across the Plains with Other Memories and Essays

A very good copy of the fine-paper edition in bright red leather, lettered and attractively decorated in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. In a good dustwrapper which has small edge chips. All edges gilt. Patterned end-papers. No ownership inscription. Pp.xi,212.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1910,

Stewart R.F. - And Always A Detective Chapters on the History of Detective Fiction

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 351pp.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1980, First Edition

Surtees R. S. - Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour

Illustrated by John Leech.
Hardback. Attractively bound in red leather boards lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt on the spine which has five raised bands. There is wear and tear at the join of the spine and lower board. Top edge gilt. Dark green endpapers. Bookplate. The original covers have been bound in at the rear. Some, mainly end-paper, foxing. Pp.xii,408. Colour frontispiece and 12 colour stell engravings. Numerous wood engravings.
Published : Bradbury & Evans, London 1853, First Edition

Swinburne Algernon Charles - Poems and Ballads Second Series

A very good copy in black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. No ownership inscription and hardly foxed. Pp.ix,240.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1901,

Symons Arthur - Notes on Joseph Conrad with Some Unpublished Letters

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which has very minor chipping at spine ends. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 38 pages. Frontispiece portrait.
Published : Myers & Co, London 1925, First Edition

Talfourd, Thomas Noon - Final Memorials of Charles Lamb; Consisting Chiefly of His Letters Not Before Published, with Sketches of Some of His Companions - Two Volumes.

Hardback. A very good two volume set in the original blind-stamped brown cloth lettered in gilt on the slightly faded spines. Trace of a label having been removed from the foot of Volume I. Bookplate in each volume. Not foxed. Vol. I,pp.xii,223. Vol.II,pp.[iv],239. Publisher's catalogue dated July,I 1848 in Volume I. Both volumes now protected by a clear, removable, sleeve.
Published : Edward Moxon, London 1848, First Edition

Tennyson Alfred Lord - Tiresias And other Poems

A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Endpapers a little foxed. 204pp.
Published : Macmillan, London 1885, First Edition

Thackeray W.M. - The Rose and the Ring or the History of Prince Giglio and Prince Bulbo a Fireside Pantomime for Great and Small Children

Illustrated by Gordon Browne.
Hardback. A very good copy in decorated boards. A clean copy with no ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.xiii,159. Colour frontispiece, full-page plates and illustrations in the text. A nice copy.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1909,

Theocritos (translated By Jack Lindsay ;: Introduction By Edward Hutton) - The Complete Poems

Illustrated by Lionel Ellis.
4to. A good copy in a green vellum binding lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Spine faded and boards part-faded. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. Previous owner's small ex libris plate. This is no.279 of 500 copies. Internally a very good, clean, copy. Pp.xxv,163. 20 full-page woodcuts by Lionel Ellis. Photograph available on request.
Published : Fanfrolico Press, London 1929,

Theroux Paul - The Collected Stories

A near fine copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Dark blue endpapers. Pp.x,660. Near fine illustrated dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Hamish Hamilton, London 1997, First Edition

Thomas Edward - The Tenth Muse

A very good copy in blue cloth. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. This is the third issue, first state with a memoir of Thomas by John Freeman. 142pp + 2pp adverts. A study of the love poems (and love life) of British poets.
Published : Martin Secker, London 1917,

Thomson John Bell - A Dream of Fair Cows and Other Tales of the Twenties

Illustrated by Tim Rainey.
Softback. A very good copy. Ownership stamp. Signed by the author. 64 pages. Illustrated. Sketches of life in New Zealand and Australia in the 1920's.
Published : J. Chisholm, Wellington New Zealand 1981, First Edition

Thow William - Tales of a Songsmith

A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine. 103pp. The author was born in the Highlands of Scotland in 1896 and later emigrated to Canada. This is a book of poetry.
Published : Privately Published, Montreal 1951, First Edition

Thurber James - Further Fables for Our Time

A very good copy in a poorish dustwrapper with a few chips and rather faded on spine. Some foxing to end-papers and page ends. Forty-seven fables for adults.
Published : Hamish Hamijlton, London 1956, First Edition

Tillotson Geoffrey - A View of Victorian Literature

A good copy in a good dustwrapper which is faded on the spine (but with lettering clear). Pp.x,396. This is a study of Dickens, Thackeray, Charlotte and Emily Bronte, Trollope, Tennyson etc.
Published : Oxford University Press 1978, First Edition

Tolstoy Leo - The Slavery of Our Times

A very good copy. Softcover. 63pp. Introduction and Notes. Described as "one of the best expositions of Christian radicalism in its most extreme and logical form". This is no. 2 of the Porcupine pamphlets.
Published : Porcupine Press, London 1948,

Tranter Nigel - Cheviot Chase

A good copy in red cloth with a few faded patches on spine and rear board. Some foxing. Small ownership inscription on front end-paper. 256 pages.
Published : Ward Lock & Co, London 1953,

Tranter Nigel - Island Twilight

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing, ownership inscription or other internal marking. 191 pages.
Published : Richard Drew Publishing, Glasgow 1981,

Tranter Nigel - Kenneth

A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper that is not price-clipped. Some spine lean. 381pp. A late and rather elusive Tranter title about the early Scottish king, Kenneth mac Alpin.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1990, First Edition

Tranter Nigel - Robert the Bruce; the Steps to the Empty Throne; the Path of the Hero King; the Price of the King's Peace

The complete trilogy all in very good condition in very good dustwrappers. All dustwrappers are complete and untorn. Two are slightly faded on the spine. No ownership inscription and just a few spots of fore-edge foxing. Approx. 1050 pages in total.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London,

Tranter Nigel - The Chosen Course

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. No ownership inscription or other marking. 227 pages. Deals with the "two-edged effect of introducing new technological projects [in the shape of a hydrto-electric dam] into an area like the Scottish Highlands."
Published : The Molendinar Press, Glasgow` 1980,

Tranter Nigel G. - The Gilded Fleece

A very good copy in a good, almost complete, dustwrapper with some rubbing to spine and at foldover. This is a nice, clean copy of the first reprint without foxing or ownership inscription. Quite a difficult early title dealing with the Highland Clearances.
Published : Ward, Lock & Co, London 1943,

Trollope Anthony - An Autobiography

Spine slightly slanted but otherwise a very good copy of this volume in the Oxford Trollope series. Bookplate. 411pp. Illus.
Published : Oxford University Press 1950,

Trollope Anthony - Framley Parsonage

The complete work extracted from issues of the Cornhill Magazine between January 1860 and April 1861 and bound in one volume. Dark blue cloth with title in gilt on a red title-piece. Staining to upper board. Bookplate and small ex libris label of previous owners. Six plates by Millais (some showing moderate foxing).
Published : The Cornhill Magazine 1860, First Edition

Trollope Anthony - Hunting Sketches

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on upper board. Bevelled edges. Ownership inscription on title page. 115 pages + 24 page publisher's catalogue dated March 30,1866. These sketches were reprinted from the "Pall Mall Gazette."
Published : Chapman & Hall, London 1866,

Trollope, T. Adolphus - Beppo the Conscript. A Novel

A near very good copy which has been bound in a half red leather binding attractively decorated in gilt on the spine and lettered in gilt on a green title-piece. There is some marking to the boards (but not the spine). Lacks half-title. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.viii,391. Frontispiece.
Published : Chapman and Hall, London 1865,

Tudor Henry - Domestic Memoirs of a Christian Family Resident in the County of Cumberland with Descriptive Sketches of the Scenery of the British Lakes

Hardback. A near very good copy in blind-stamped dark brown cloth lettered in gilt. Moderate wear to spine ends and edges. Pp.vii[1],416. Frontispiece and four plates of Lake District scenery. This is a work of fiction the profits from which were to go to the Church Missionary Society. There are three factual Appendices entitled "Brief View of the Plan and Operations of the British and Foreign Bible Society and of Kindred Institutions throughout the World;" "The Present Position and Future Prospects of the Church Missionary Society", and "Religious Tract Society, Instituted 1799; Its Principles, Objects and Operations".
Published : J. Hatchard and Son, London 1848, First Edition

Turk S.A. - The Secret of Carickferneagh Castle An Irish Romance

Hardback. Nd. c.1910? A very good copy externally. Internally good. Previous owner's initials in ink on front-end-paper and title page. Some browning to end-papers. Pp.v,201.
Published : R & T Washbourne, London,

Twain Mark - Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven

Nd. Copyright date 1909. Not first issue. A good copy in red cloth. The white lettering and illustration on the upper board is clear. The white lettering on the spine is faded but partly readable. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. 121pp. Frontispiece. Would be very good but for part fading of spine lettering.
Published : Harper & Brothers, New York and London,

Two Brothers (Lord Alfred & Charles Tennyson) - Poems By Two Brothers

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's dark green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Some browning to endpapers. 251 pages. Contains additional poems to the first edition of 1827.
Published : Macmillan & Co., London 1893,

Urquhart Sir Thomas (Edited By Richard Boston) - The Admirable Urquhart Selected Writings

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Embossed stamp of previous owner on front end-paper. 205 pages. Illustrated. A lengthy biographical Introduction is followed by extracts from Urquhart's works.
Published : Gordon Fraser, London 1975, First Edition

Verne Jules - Le Tour Du Monde En Quatre-Vingt Jours

Illustrated by A. De Neuville and L Benett.
Hardback. [1873]. Printer's code of 1757-73 at page 220. A very good copy in an attractive half-leather binding with five raised bands on spine and marbled boards. Ownership inscription and date (1875) at head of title page. Pp.[1-4],217, [218-220]. Black and white illustrations. Two page map at end. A little foxing to early and late pages.
Published : J. Hetzel & Cie, Paris 1873,

Voltaire (Edited By Desmond Flower) - Voltaire's Essay on Milton

A very good copy in marbled boards with blue cloth spine lettered in gilt. Limited edition of 400 copies "for presentation by the Printer to his friends in printing and publishing Christmas 1954." Bookplate on front fixed end-paper. pp.xiv,[ii],30 + colophon. Tissue-guarded frontispiece.
Published : Privately Printed, Cambridge 1954,

Walpole Hugh - The Young Enchanted: A Romantic Story

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in blue on white title-piece on cream cloth spine. Blue endpapers. This is one of 250 large paper copie SIGNED by the author. Pp.xii,427. Fair dustwrapper which is chipped and torn down a larg part of spine. The wrapper is now protected in a removable cover.
Published : Mamcmillan & Co., Ltd., London 1921, First Edition

Watson John - The Cave-Dweller's Dream and Other Poems

Hardback.. A good copy in publ;isher's black cloth with title in gilt on front board. Lacks all before title page (including frontispiece?).102 pages. Not foxed. Poems in English on a wide variety of subjects e.g. "Peace and War", "On Life and Faith", "To the Highlanders" etc.
Published : William Smith, Bon-Accord Press, Aberdeen 1902, First Edition

West Michael - Clairdelune and Other Troubadour Romances

Illustrated by Evelyn Paul.
Nd but inscription on front end-paper is dated 1914. Overall a very good copy in brown boards lettered and decorated in gilt but with some traces of damp-fading to the edges of the upper board. Top edge gilt. Other edges uncut. 140 pages. Attractive colour decorations and illustrations throughout. Music by Alfred Mereer.
Published : George G Harrap & Co. Ltd., London,

Whatley Christopher A. (Editor) - John Galt 1779-1979

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 212pp. Map. 8 illustrations. Comprises essays to commemorate the bicentenary of Galt's birth.
Published : The Ramsay Head Press, Edinburgh 1979, First Edition

Whittier John Greenleaf - Maud Muller

Nd. c. 1890? A good copy in soft leather covers decorated in gilt on upper cover. All edges gilt. Unpaginated but about 20 pages. A ballad illustrated by chromolithographs.
Published : Castell Brothers, London,

Williams W.D. - The Stories of C.F. Meyer

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Some mainly fore-edge and top edge foxing. Some pencilled side-lining and annotations in text. 221pp. A study of the late 19th century German writer of novellen.
Published : Oxford University Press 1962, First Edition