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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

Patterson R.F (Editor) - Ben Jonson's Conversations with Drummond of Hawthornden

A very good copy in grey cloth with paper title labels. Small gift inscription. Pp.xlii,60. Four plates. Introduction and Notes by the editor. The book is unopened and therefore unread. A nice copy.
Published : Blackie & Son, London 1924, Reprint
£15.00

Patterson R.F. (Editor) - Ben Jonson's Conversations with Drummond of Hawthornden

A good copy in grey cloth with spine and upper board labels. Endpapers browned. Ownership inscriptions. Pp.xlii,60. Four plates. Tailpiece. Introduction and Notes by the editor.
Published : Blackie & Son, London 1923, First Edition Thus
£13.00

Pea Enrico (Translated By Ezra Pound) - Moscardino

A very good copy in grey wrappers. A little foxing. 82pp. This is number 257 of 1000 copies.
Published : All'Insegna Del Pesce D'Oro, Milan 1956,
£40.00

Plath Sylvia - Crossing the Water

A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn but a little dusty on the rear panel. A collection of poetry.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1971, Reprint
£12.00

Plath Sylvia - Crossing the Water

A fine copy in a very good, complete and untorn dustwrapper which is a little dusty on the rear panel. 64 pages. A collection of poems. First reprint.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1971, Reprint
£12.00

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

Pound Ezra - The Translations of Ezra Pound

A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper with some lengthy tears. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 408pp. Introduction by Hugh Kenner.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1963, Reprint
£15.00

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 - Five Books of the Lives, Heroic Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and His Son Pantagruel Volume 1

4to. A very good copy. No.139 of 210 copies printed for England and America. Pp.xlvi,341. 10 plates by Louis Chalon. Introduction by Anatole De Montaiglon. Volume 1 only. This volume contains the first three of the five books and follows the translation of Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty.
Published : Lawrence & Bullen, London 1892, First Edition Thus
£40.00

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