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Poe, Edgar Allan - Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in publisher's grey cloth with title and illustration in black on front board and spine in black cloth with title in pink. 12 full page coloured illustrations and 17 full page black and white illustrations. No inscriptions. 318 pages. Very good price-clipped dustwrapper which is slightly rubbed top and spine and which is protected in a removable cover. A nice clean copy.
Published : George Harrap & Co.Ltd., London 1979, Reprint
£12.00

Politis, Linos - A History of Modern Greek Literature

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has one edge tear and some internal sellotape strengthening. Pp.xi,338.
Published : Oxford University Press 1973, First Edition
£12.00

Pound Ezra - A Selection of Poems

A good copy in rather soiled boards. 80pp. Poems selected from other works.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1940, First Edition Thus
£5.00

Prior, Matthew - Poems on Several Occasions

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Ppxxiv,[4],328. Frontispiece. This is a facsimile of the first edition of 1709.
Published : The Scolar Press 1973, First Edition Thus
£8.00

Rabelais Francis (Translated By Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty and Peter Antony Motteux) - Five Books of the Lives, Heroic Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and His Son Pantagruel [Complete in Three Volumes]

Illustrated by Louis Chalon.
Hardbacks. A very good three volume set in the original brown buckram lettered in gilt on spines. Top edges gilt. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xlvi,240; ix,265; x,307. 14 tissue-guarded plates. A decent set.
Published : A. H.Bullen, London 1904, First Edition Thus
£24.00

Ragussis, Michael - Acts of Naming: The Family Plot in Fiction

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Pp.x,268. Described as the first comprehensive study of names and naming in fiction and as making an important contribution to the study of the novel.
Published : Oxford University Press 1986, First Edition
£20.00

Raleigh Walter - Robert Louis Stevenson

A very good copy in decorated fawn cloth which is darkened on the spine. Top edge gilt. Two bookplates. Four page hand-written letter from the author tipped-in. 79 pages. An essay on Stevenson written shortly after his death and considering whether his fame will last.
Published : Edward Arnold, London 1895, First Edition
£20.00

Ramsay Allan - The Poems of Allan Ramsay

Hardback. 24mo. A good plus copy in a half-leather binding with marbled boards. Some browning to early pages. Pp.xxxii,400. Includes a brief life of Ramsay and remarks on his writings.
Published : Fairbairn & Anderson, Edinburgh 1819, Reprint
£20.00

Ramsay Allan - The Works of Allan Ramsay Volume 1

A very good copy in reddish-brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Small book plate. 340 pages. 2 illustrations and title page decoration. This volume contains Ramsay's serious, elegiac and comic poems trogether with a life of Ramsay by George Chalmers and "An Essay on his Genius and Writings" by Lord Woodhouselee.
Published : A Fullarton & Co., Edinburgh 1848,
£10.00

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 - Sonnets

Illustrated by Edith A, Ibbs.
Hardback. A good plus copy in cream boards lettered in gilt. Boards a little soiled and some darkening to spine. Top edge gilt. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Unpaginated. c. 40 pages. Frontispiece. Attractive coloured flower borders and initial letters by Edith Ibbs. Bookmark.
Published : Constable & Co , London 1913, First Edition Thus
£30.00

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