Blacket Books
Information

Catalogues

Archaeology ( 70 )
Art / Architecture ( 317 )
Biography / Autobiography ( 551 )
Children ( 637 )
Country Life / Sports ( 178 )
England & Wales ( 314 )
First Editions ( 530 )
Foreign Countries ( 454 )
Illustrated ( 461 )
Ireland ( 143 )
Literature / Fiction ( 520 )
Maritime / Naval ( 225 )
Military ( 638 )
Miscellaneous ( 334 )
Mountaineering ( 121 )
Natural History / Botany ( 290 )
Religion ( 279 )
Science / Medicine ( 323 )
Scotland ( 1941 )
Sport ( 145 )
The Arts ( 231 )
Transport ( 94 )

Search

Contact Us
Email:
Postal Address:

Blacket Books
1 Leadervale Terrace
Edinburgh
EH16 6NX
Scotland

Telephone:

Within UK :
0131 666 1542
Outwith UK :
44 131 666 1542

Literature / Fiction

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,
£15.00

Louys Pierre - The Twilight of the Nymphs

Illustrated by Cecil Beaton.
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Limited edition no.89/1200 on hand-made paper. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 105 pages. Five full-page illustrations by Cecil Beaton. Introduction by Shane Leslie. Translated by Phillis Duveen. Mythological tales.
Published : The Fortune Press, London 1928,
£30.00

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
£65.00

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
£5.00

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
£15.00

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
£15.00

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
£30.00

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
£8.00

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
£35.00

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
£25.00

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,
£65.00

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,
£25.00

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
£30.00

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
£6.00

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
£12.00

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
£10.00

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,
£40.00

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

McCleery, Alistair - The Porpoise Press, 1922-39

Softback. A very good copy. Previous owner's initials on half-title otherwise a clean copy internally. Pp.vii,102. Eight illustrations. "This is the first complete study of the Porpoise Press, an Edinburgh based publishing house which acted as an initial powerhouse of the Scottish Literary Renaissance." Includes a checklist covering all publications under the Porpoise imprint.
Published : Merchiston Publishing, Edinburgh 1988, First Edition
£20.00

McGregor Margaret - On the Hill of Marcus and Other Poems of the North East

A very good copy in card covers. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. Unpaginated - approx. 50 pages. Illustrated. Poems of north east Scotland mainly in English with a few in Aberdeenshire dialect.
Published : Privately Published, Aberdeen 1977, First 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

Miller, David and Price, Richard - British Poetry Magazines 1914-2000: A History and Bibliography of "Little Magazines"

Hardback. A near fine copy in laminated boards. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xviii,452. 32 illustrations. A superb source book for information on British poetry magazines.
Published : The British Library, London 2006, First Edition
£20.00

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. 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

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

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. - Songs of the Ridings

Hardback. Green cloth lettered in black. Library number on spine and library plate on front fixed end-paper otherwise a very good copy. 71 pages. Yorkshire dialect poetry.
Published : Elkin Mathews, London 1918, Second Edition
£12.00