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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
£10.00

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
£6.00

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,
£10.00

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
£30.00

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
£85.00

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
£30.00

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
£18.00

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
£15.00

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
£7.00

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
£12.00

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
£7.00

Robinson Michael and Garton Janet (Editors) - Nordic Letters 1870-1910

A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 422pp. Essays on the letters of many of those associated with the Modern Breakthrough Movement in Scandinavia sich as Ibsen, Strindberg, Brandes etc.
Published : Norvik Press 1999, First Edition
£12.00

Rose William - Heinrich Heine: Two Studies of His Thought and Feeling

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's black cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Endpapers browned. Pp.vii,[v], 163. The good dustwrapper has minor edge chipping and tears, is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Oxford University Press, London 1956, First Edition
£20.00

Rossetti Christina - A Royal Princess and Other Poems

Softback. 48mo. A good copy in plain covers with brown illustrated parchment wrapper. The wrapper is a little spotted but is complete and untorn. No.2 of the Cadogan Booklets. 32 pages. Uncommon.
Published : Gowans & Gray, London & Glasgow 1906,
£40.00

Rousselet Louis - Les Deux Mousses

Hardback. A good plus copy in red cloth decorated in gilt on the spine and upper board. Some fading to spine and with a little wear at head of spine. Bevelled edges. All edges gilt. Prize label on front fixed end-paper. 322 pages. 90 wood engravings.
Published : Librairie Hachette, Paris 1882, Second Edition
£15.00

Rowe Frederick A. - I Launch at Paradise; a Consideration of John Donne Poet and Preacher

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. No foxing or ownership inscription. 253pp. A consideration of the sermons and poems of John Donne.
Published : The Epworth Press, London 1964, First Edition
£8.00

Rowe, Nicholas - The Tragedy of Jane Shore

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has two smallish edge tears. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. A facsimile of a play first published in 1714.
Published : Scolar Press 1973,
£12.00

Ruffini Giovanni Domenico - The Paragreens on a Visit to the Paris Universal Exhibition

Illustrated by John Leech.
Hardback. 12mo. A good copy in the original dark blue cloth which is lettered and decorated in gilt. Some spine lean. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. Pp.[iv],230,+ 6pp adverts. Frontispiece and four plates by John Leech.
Published : Thomas Constable & Co, Edinburgh 1856, First Edition
£60.00

Sackville-West V - Dearest Andrew Letters from V. Sackville-West to Andrew Reiber, 1951-1962

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 127pp. Illustrated.
Published : Michael Joseph, London 1980, First Edition
£6.00

Sadleir Michael - Blessington d'Orsay a Masquerade

A very good copy in the original slip-case. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 305pp. 12 colour illustrations.
Published : The Folio Society, London 1983, First Edition Thus
£6.00

Sagar Keith and Tabor Stephen - Ted Hughes a Bibliography 1946-1980

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 260pp. Records 800 items.
Published : Mansell, London 1983, First Edition
£8.00

Salmon Isabel - Looking Back at Caithness

Nd. c. 1975? Softcover. 20 pages. Poetry by an exile from Caithness, with some poems in English and others in the Caithness dialect.
Published : Privately Published, First Edition
£7.00

Schalit Leon - John Galsworthy: A Survey

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's black cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions and not foxed. 333 pages. Very good complete dustwrapper which is a little darkened on spine and which is protected in a removable cover. This book is a clear and appreciative survey of Mr. Galsworthy's works. A nice copy overall.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1929, First Edition
£18.00

Schirmer Walter F. - John Lydgate a Study in the Culture of the XVth Century

A very good copy in a slightly spotted but otherwise very good dustwrapper. Pp.xiii,303. A study of the English medieval poet.
Published : Methuen, London 1961, First British Edition
£8.00

Schofield William Henry - Mythical Bards and the Life of William Wallace

A very good copy in maroon cloth which is a little worn at the spine ends. Ownership inscription. Pp.xiii,381. This is an academic study of "The Life of William Wallace" by Blind Harry.
Published : Harvard University Press 1920, First Edition
£15.00

Scott Michael - The Cruise of the Midge

Illustrated by Frank Brangwyn.
Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. Vol.1, 398 pages. Two plates. Vol. II, 387 pages. Two plates. A nice bright set.
Published : Gibbings & Co., London 1894, First Edition Thus
£25.00

Scott Sir Walter - Rokeby, in Six Cantos; the Vision of Don Roderick

Hardback. 32mo (5 inches by 3.5 inches). A good copy in a full leather binding which is decorated in gilt. Lacks title piece on spine and leather a little rubbed. Marbled edges and end-papers. Gift inscription from 1837. Engraved title page showing Smailholm Tower. 320 pages.
Published : Robert Cadell, Edinburgh 1836,
£15.00

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