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Scott Tom - Dunbar a Critical Exposition of the Poems

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper a bit marked on the spine and the upper board. Previous owner's name and address on f.e.p. 389pp. This is the first complete critical study of the poems of William Dunbar.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1966, First Edition
£5.00

Scott Tom - Dunbar a Critical Exposition of the Poems

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Smallish ownership inscription hidden by inner flap of wrapper. Pp.ix,389. This is the first complete critical study of the poems of William Dunbar, Scotland's greatest medieval poet.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1966, First Edition
£8.00

Scott Walter - The Lady of the Lake; A Poem

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a modern quarter leather binding with marbled boards. New end-papers. No ownership inscription. A little foxing to final few pages. Frontispiece portrait with some off-setting to title page. Half-title present.. Todd & Bowden 47Aa.
Published : John Ballantyne & Co, Edinburgh 1810, First Edition
£280.00

Scott, Sir Walter - Guy Mannering; or, the Astrologer [3 Vols. Complete]

Hardback. 12mo. A good set in a half-leather binding decorated in gilt on the spines. Lettered in gilt on black title-pieces. Some wear to spines. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. Half-titles present. Pp.341;346;358.
Published : Archibald Constable, Edinburgh 1817, Fourth Edition
£40.00

Seeley J.R. - Goethe Reviewed After Sixty Years

A good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. Pp.viii,166. Frontispiece. A study of Goethe's writings.
Published : Seeley & Co. Ltd., London 1894, First Edition
£10.00

Shakespeare William - The Plays from the Text of Dr. S. Johnson

Six volumes in twelve. Small 8vo. Full worn leather with red title pieces. Edges stained green. Four volumes are marked with what appears to be an ink spillage. Bookplate in each volume and gift inscription in volume 1. In addition to being based on Johnson's text this edition includes his preface together with the prefaces and notes of earlier Shakespeare editors, namely Rowe, Pope, Theobald, Hanmer and Warburton. Also included are Capell's Introduction, a table of the quarto editions of Shakespeare's plays, Rowe's account of the life of Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Will and "Poems Upon the Author". "Select notes from many other critics" are given on each play. Variations between the texts of Dr. Johnson and Mr. Capell are also given. Volume 1 has a frontispiece of Shakespeare and there is a miniature engraving of Shakespeare by Picot at page 3. An interesting and worthwhile 18th century edition.
Published : Thomas Ewing, Dublin 1771,
£850.00

Shakespeare William - The Tempest

Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's black cloth with title and illustration in gilt on upper board and on spine. Previous owner's name and address on front fixed end-paper. Pencilled gift inscription on front free endpaper. Spine ends and board tips a little rubbed.Top edge yellow. 20 full page colour tipped-in plates including frontispiece. Pp.ix,[1],185. Protected in a removable cover. A nice copy.
Published : William Heinemann Ltd,., London 1926, First Edition Thus
£275.00

Shakespeare William - The Tragedies of William Shakespeare with Introductory Studies of the Several Plays By Edward Dowden and with a glossary

16mo. A very good copy in a flexible maroon leather binding lettered and decorated in gilt. In a fair dustwrapper. All edges gilt. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Approx. 1450 pages but a small, compact book.
Published : Henry Frowde Oxford University Press, London 1912, First Edition Thus
£15.00

Sharps, John Geoffrey - Mrs. Gaskell's Observation and Invention: A Study of Her Non-Biographic Works

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in silver on the spine. Lacks dustwrapper. Gift inscription from author on front free end-paper. Pp.xxxi,693. Three illustrations. A scholarly work on the well-known Victorian novelist.
Published : Linden Press 1970, First Edition
£8.00

Shaw T.E. (Lawrence of Arabia) (Translator) - The Odyssey of Homer

Hardback. First trade edition, second issue. A very good copy in the original brown buckram lettered in gilt on the spine. Foxing to top edge and a little to fore-edge.. In a good plus dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Gift inscription on verso of frontispiece and ownership inscription on half-title. Decorated front end-papers and title page. 327 pages.
Published : Oxford University Press 1935,
£35.00

Shaw, George Bernard - Novels of His Nonage No. 4: Cashel Byron's Profession. Newly Revised

Hardback. Blue clolth. A near very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Some foxing to top edge and early pages but largely clean internally. Pp.xxiii,349. This edition has amendments and a "Note on Modern Prize-Fighting" at the end.
Published : Grant Richards, London 1901, Third Edition Revised
£45.00

Sheridan Richard Brinley - The Duenna a Comic Opera in Three Acts

Illustrated by George Sheringham.
A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a couple of small chips and minor edge tears. There is some foxing to the wrapper and a little to the end-papers but otherwise the book is clean. No ownership inscription. Pp.xxvii,105. 12 attractive colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Contains the original text of Sheridan's play with an Introduction by Nigel Playfair.
Published : Constable & Co., London 1925, First Edition Thus
£25.00

Shewring Walter (editor) - Letters Of Eric Gill

A very good copy. Spine slightly faded but lettering clear. 480pp. 12 illus.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1947, First Edition
£6.00

Sheykh-Zada (Translated By E.J.W.Gibb) - The History of the Forty Vezirs or the Story of the Forty Morns and Eves

Hardback. A very good copy in the original light brown cloth decorated in red and lettered in gilt on the spine and front board. Spine lettering dull. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xl,420 +38 page publisher's catalogue dated 1886 and one page index to catalogue. Contains 112 Turkish tales translated into English.
Published : George Redway, London 1886, First English Edition
£48.00

Skeat Rev. Walter W. (Editor) - The Lay of Havelock the Dane: Composed in the Reign of Edward 1, About A. D. 1280

Hardback. A good copy in the original cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Hinges sound. Would be very good but for pencil and ink side and underlining and marginal writing. Pp.lv,159.
Published : Published for the Early English Text Society By N. Trubner & Co, London 1868, First Edition Thus
£20.00

Smith Alexander - City Poems

Hardback. 12mo. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. No ownership inscription and little foxing. A neat stamp on the front end-paper states "Reduced Price 1/6". 190 pages + 24pp catalogue dated August 1857. Smith was a Scottish poet of the "Spasmodic" School but is now best remembered for the prose work "A Summer in Skye".
Published : Macmillan & Co, Cambridge 1857, First Edition
£15.00

Smith Alexander McCall - La's Orchestra Saves the World

Softback. A very good copy. 250 pages. A novel set during the Second World War in the Suffolk countryside.
Published : Abacus, London 2009,
£4.00

Smith Alexander McCall - The Lost Art of Gratitude

Softback. A very good copy. Some slanting to spine. 249 pages. An Isabel Dalhousie novel.
Published : Little Brown 2009,
£5.00

Smith Iain Crichton - The Village

A very good copy. Paperback. 113pp. Short stories
Published : Club Leabhar, Inverness 1976, First Edition
£9.00

Smith Sydney Goodsir - The Wallace a Triumph in Five Acts

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.x,180.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1960, First Edition
£7.00

Smith, J.M .F. - Journal of the Lady Beatrix Graham, Sister of the Marquis of Montrose

Hardback. A good copy which has been rebound (with new endpapers) in green cloth with title in silver on spine. Front board and spine slighty faded. Ownership inscription. Pp.xii,258. Preface by Charlotte Yonge. This is a work of fiction (based on historical fact) which covers the period from 1646 to 1679. Protected in a removable cover. Uncommon in first edition.
Published : Bell & Daldy, London 1871, First Edition
£25.00

Smith, Janet M. - The French Background of Middle Scots Literature

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Boards show a little wear. Small ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.xxviii,186. Review of the book pasted to rear end-paper. Chapters on Dunbar, Fables and ballads, Lindsay etc.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1934, First Edition
£30.00

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,
£70.00

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, First Edition Thus
£60.00

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, New Edition
£80.00

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, Second Impression
£8.00

Spenser Edmund - The Fairy Queen Volume the Second

Hardback. A good copy in a full leather binding. Lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Small piece missing at top of spine. Bookplate. 496 pages. Includes a glossary "explaining the old and obscure words." Frontispiece and 3 other full-page illustrations.
Published : J. and R. Tonson , London 1758,
£40.00

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, First Edition Thus
£10.00

Spielmann M.H - My Son and I

Illustrated by Hugh Thomson.
Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on front board and on spine, which is slightly faded. No inscriptions. Coloured frontispiece. 9 black and white full page illustrations + half-title and title page illustrations. Some foxing to rear endpapers. 307 pages. A novel.
Published : George Allen & Sons, London 1908, First Edition
£9.00

Squire J.C. - The Gold Tree

Illustrated by Austin O. Spare.
Hardback. A very good copy in greyish-green boards lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. No. 42 of 500 copies signed by the author. Woodcut initials by Austin Spare. 89 pages. Short stories.
Published : Martin Secker, London 1917, First Edition
£38.00

Stephen Rev. William - The Poetical Works of Michael Bruce with Life and Writings

Softback. A good copy in flexible blue cloth covers. 208 pages + adverts. Illustrated.
Published : J. And R. Parlane, Paisley 1895, First Edition
£10.00

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

Hardback. 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,
£20.00

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
£5.00

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
£50.00

Swift Jonathan (Edited By Harold Williams) - Journal to Stella [Complete in 2 volumes]

Hardbacks. A two volume set in very good condition in grey cloth lettered in gilt. Ex libris plates of the Visclount Bracken of Christchurch in each volume and the remains of small labels at the foot of the spine of each volume. No other markings. Vol. I pp.lxii,1-368. 4 plates. Vol.II, pp.[viii],369-801. 3 plates.
Published : Oxford University Press 1948, First Edition Thus
£40.00

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, New Edition
£10.00

Swinnerton Emily - George Eliot Her Early Home

Illustrated by Patty Townsend; Lilian Russell; and G. G. Kilburne R.I..
Hardback. Large 4to. Nd. c. 1890. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on upper board. All edges gilt. Patterned green and gilt end-papers. 48 pages. Attractively illustrated including full-page chromolithographs. Some fairly minor damage caused by adhesion to the illustrations. This is a gathering together of illustrations of the surroundings of George Eliot's early youth, being "faithful representations of the actual objects among which she passed her childhood".
Published : Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., London, First Edition
£30.00

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
£18.00

Tadijanovic, Dragutin - Izabrane Pjesme / Selected Poems

A very good copy in wraps. This was a special edition of 1000 copies for the 59th World P.E.N. Congress. 249 pages. Text in Croatian and English. One illustration of the author, a renowned Croatian poet.
Published : Hravtski PEN, Zagreb 1993,
£10.00

Tagore, Rabindranath (Edited By Krishna Dutta and Andrew Robertson) - Selected Letters of Rabindranath Tagore (University of Cambridge Oriental Publications)

Hardback. A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxx,561. Frontispiece and 19 illustrations. Contains about 350 individually introduced and comprehensively annotated letters of the Bengali polymath and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1997, First Edition
£90.00

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
£38.00

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
£7.00

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,
£15.00