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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
£12.00

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
£12.00

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
£30.00

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
£145.00

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,
£38.00

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
£6.00

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
£140.00

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
£180.00

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
£8.00

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
£15.00

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
£9.00

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,
£58.00

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
£40.00

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,
£70.00

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
£145.00

Mirsky D. S. (Edited and Abridged By Francis J. Whitfield) - A History of Russian Literature Comprising "A History of Russian Literature" and "Contemporary Russian Literature"

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a good plus dustwrapper which has one small chip at the top pf the spine. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Not foxed and apart from initials on the front end-paper a nice clean copy internally. Pp.xi,518,xxiv. Mirsky's two classic works on Russian litrature are here "combined, annotated, and brought up to date to make the most comprehensive and readable account in English of the development of Russian literature."
Published : Routledge & Kegan Paul, London 1968, Reprint
£20.00

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
£24.00

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,
£85.00

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
£18.00

Moir D.M. - The Life of Mansie Wauch Tailor in Dalkeith

Illustrated by George Cruikshank.
Nd. c. 1900? A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Not foxed. Ownership inscription. Pp.x,230. 8 illustrations by George Cruikshank.
Published : William Blackwood, Edinburgh, Reprint
£8.00

Montgomerie Alexander (Edited By George Stevenson) - Poems of Alexander Montgomerie and Other Pieces from Laing MS. No. 447 Supplementary Volume

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth boards with maroon leather spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. A little edge and end-paper foxing. No ownership inscription. Pp.lxv,392. Three fold-out facsimiles.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons for the Scottish Text Society, Edinburgh 1910, First Edition
£40.00

Montgomerie Alexander (Edited By George Stevenson) - Poems of Alexander Montgomerie and Other Pieces from Laing MS. No. 447 Supplementary Volume

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth boards with maroon leather spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Some edge and end-paper foxing. No ownership inscription. Pp.lxv,392. Three folding facsimiles.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons for the Scottish Text Society, Edinburgh 1910, First Edition Thus
£38.00

Moore George - Ulick and Soracha

Hardback. Limited edition (464/1250) with a copper plate engraving by Stephen Gooden, the dedication signed by George Moore, complete with the parchment dustwrapper with a design by Marion Dorn. The wrapper is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. Both book and wrapper are very good. The book internally is a nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other marking. A little top edge foxing. Pp.[vi],286.
Published : The Nonesuch Press, London 1926, First Edition Thus
£30.00

Moorman F. W. - Yorkshire Dialect Poems (1673-1915) and Traditional Poems --- with an Historical Introduction

Hardback. A good plus copy in grey cloth lettered in black. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Some, mainly end-paper, foxing. Pp,xlii,136.
Published : Published for the Yorkshire Dialect Society By Sidgwick and Jackson, London 1919, Third Impression
£12.00

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
£14.00

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
£10.00

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
£90.00

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
£7.00

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
£8.00

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
£45.00

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
£45.00

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
£15.00

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
£10.00

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
£50.00

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,
£6.00

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
£7.00

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
£6.00

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,
£8.00

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
£7.00

Nicholson John; James, John - Poems By John Nicholson, the Airedale Poet, with a Sketch of His Life and Writings By John James

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Some browning to end-papers but otherwise a clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Prelims + 261 pages. Portrait frontispiece and 13 illustrations of Yorkshire scenes.
Published : Thomas Harrison, Bingley 1876,
£18.00

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
£12.00

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
£10.00

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
£25.00

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
£6.00