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Verne Jules - Le Tour Du Monde En Quatre-Vingt Jours

Illustrated by A. De Neuville and L Benett.
Hardback. [1873]. Printer's code of 1757-73 at page 220. A very good copy in an attractive half-leather binding with five raised bands on spine and marbled boards. Ownership inscription and date (1875) at head of title page. Pp.[1-4],217, [218-220]. Black and white illustrations. Two page map at end. A little foxing to early and late pages.
Published : J. Hetzel & Cie, Paris 1873,

Verne Jules - The Archipelago of Fire

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth with decoration in black on upper board. Cloth a little wrinkled on upper board. A touch of wear at spine ends. Trace of a smallish damp stain at lower corner of upper board. No ownership markings and not foxed. 198 pages + 1 page list of author's books. Frontispiece and 5 illustrations + illustrated title page.
Published : Sampson Low Marston & Co, London 1894,

Voltaire (Edited By Desmond Flower) - Voltaire's Essay on Milton

A very good copy in marbled boards with blue cloth spine lettered in gilt. Limited edition of 400 copies "for presentation by the Printer to his friends in printing and publishing Christmas 1954." Bookplate on front fixed end-paper. pp.xiv,[ii],30 + colophon. Tissue-guarded frontispiece.
Published : Privately Printed, Cambridge 1954,

Walpole Hugh - The Young Enchanted: A Romantic Story

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in blue on white title-piece on cream cloth spine. Blue endpapers. This is one of 250 large paper copie SIGNED by the author. Pp.xii,427. Fair dustwrapper which is chipped and torn down a larg part of spine. The wrapper is now protected in a removable cover.
Published : Mamcmillan & Co., Ltd., London 1921, First Edition

Watson John - The Cave-Dweller's Dream and Other Poems

Hardback.. A good copy in publ;isher's black cloth with title in gilt on front board. Lacks all before title page (including frontispiece?).102 pages. Not foxed. Poems in English on a wide variety of subjects e.g. "Peace and War", "On Life and Faith", "To the Highlanders" etc.
Published : William Smith, Bon-Accord Press, Aberdeen 1902, First Edition

West Michael - Clairdelune and Other Troubadour Romances

Illustrated by Evelyn Paul.
Nd but inscription on front end-paper is dated 1914. Overall a very good copy in brown boards lettered and decorated in gilt but with some traces of damp-fading to the edges of the upper board. Top edge gilt. Other edges uncut. 140 pages. Attractive colour decorations and illustrations throughout. Music by Alfred Mereer.
Published : George G Harrap & Co. Ltd., London,

Whatley Christopher A. (Editor) - John Galt 1779-1979

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 212pp. Map. 8 illustrations. Comprises essays to commemorate the bicentenary of Galt's birth.
Published : The Ramsay Head Press, Edinburgh 1979, First Edition

Whittier John Greenleaf - Maud Muller

Nd. c. 1890? A good copy in soft leather covers decorated in gilt on upper cover. All edges gilt. Unpaginated but about 20 pages. A ballad illustrated by chromolithographs.
Published : Castell Brothers, London,

Wilde Oscar - The Young King and Other Stories

Illustrated by John Gaastra.
Hardback. N.d. A very good copy in publisher's patterned boards with maroon coloured back strip with title in gilt. No inscriptions. Coloured full page frontispiece and many other small coloured illustrations. Free endpapers partly browned. 156 pages. The just about good dustwrapper shows some chipping, including two largeish chips. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : The Folio Society, London,

Wilde Oscar and Whistler James A. McNeill - Wilde v Whistler an Acrimonious Correspondence on Art Between Oscar Wilde and James A. McNeill Whistler

A very good copy internally with no ownership or other inscription. The paper wraps, however, are considerably chipped at the edges and there is a closed horizontal tear across more than half of the front cover. One of 400 copies on small quarto paper.
Published : Privately Printed, London 1906, First Edition

Wilkie Robert Blair - Remembered Radiance

A very good copy in card covers. This was a presentation copy (but not by the author) to Hazel Smith, widow of Sydney Goodsir Smith. 53 pages. Foreword by Hugh MacDiarmid. A book of poetry.
Published : M. MacDonald, Edinburgh 1956, First Edition

Williams Janet Hadley (Editor) - Duncane Laideus Testament and Other Comic Poems in Older Scots

Hardback. A fine copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Pp.xiv,264. Frontispiece. " This volume contains eleven poems freshly established from early manuscripts and prints" which "are valuable examples of particular kinds of humorous writing in Older Scots - comic, parodic and satiric."
Published : The Scottish Text Society 2016, First Edition

Williams W.D. - The Stories of C.F. Meyer

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Some mainly fore-edge and top edge foxing. Some pencilled side-lining and annotations in text. 221pp. A study of the late 19th century German writer of novellen.
Published : Oxford University Press 1962, First Edition

Wilson Grant F. - A Bibliography of Iain Crichton Smith

A very good copy. Softback. 228pp.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1990, First Edition

Wodehouse P. G. - Meet Mr. Mulliner

Hardback. Ninth printing - c.1940. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in black. In a good plus dustwrapper with minor edge nicks and tears and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Light edge foxing. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Page edges a little browned. 312pp + 6pp publisher's adverts. Photographs available on request.
Published : Herbert Jenkins, London,

Wodehouse P.G. - Jill the Reckless

A very good copy in green cloth lettered in black. Small, neat, ownership inscription on front free end-paper. A little light edge foxing but internally clean. 313pp + 6pp publisher's adverts. Could easily be mistaken for a first edition but the true first UK edition is dated 1921..
Published : Herbert Jenkins, London 1922,

Wodehouse P.G. - Laughing Gas

Nd. c.1938. A very good, bright, copy in a dustwrapper which is lacking the bottom half-inch on the spine and which is torn and chipped at top of spine but with most of title lettering present. No ownership inscription and very little foxing. 311pp + adverts.
Published : Herbert Jenkins, London,

Wodehouse P.G. - The Small Bachelor

A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper missing pieces at top of spine and on back panel. This is a volume in the smaller format Methuen shilling novel series.
Published : Methuen, London 1934,

Wodehouse P.G. - Ukridge

Hardback. Tenth printing c.1950. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in black. In a good dustwrapper which has minor edge chips and tears and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Foxing to top edge. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 256 pages. Photographs available on request.
Published : Herbert Jenkins, London,

Wooolf, Virginia (Contributes) - Atalanta's Garland Being the Book of the Edinburgh University Women's Union 1926

Illustrated by Jessie M. King; Phoebe Traquair; Cecile Walton et al.
Cream cloth spine with paper-covered boards. Lacks title label to upper board otherwise very good. Quite a nice clean copy with no ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.xiv,192. Includes contributions by Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, Edwin Muir, Hugh McDiarmid etc. 12 illustrations including four in colour with 10 tissue-guarded (the other two being photograps). Illustrators include Jessie M. King, Phoebe Traquair, and Katharine Cameron.
Published : Edinburgh Unversity Press, Edinburgh 1926, First Edition

Wright Thomas (editor) - The Tale of the Basyn and the Frere and the Boy Two Early Tales of Magic Printed from Manuscripts Preserved in the Public Library of the University of Cambridge

Hardback, 24mo. A very good copy in a quarter leather binding brightly lettered in gilt on the spine. Book plate on front fixed end-paper. Pp.xvi,[58]. Woodcut initials and decorations. Described as "two of the most generally popular of our tales of magic and enchantment" they are here printed "in the earliest forms that we at present know."
Published : William Pickering, London 1836,

Wyatt A.J. (Editor) - Beowulf with the Finnsburg Fragment

A very good copy in a rather poor dustwrapper. Pp.xxxviii,257. Illustrated. Some pencilled annotations. This new edition is revised with an Introduction and Notes by R.W. Chambers.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1933,

Yeats W.B. - Ideas of Good and Evil

A very good copy externally. A little foxing. The endpapers are starting to come away at the join although hinges are holding. 341pp. A book of essays on poetry, theatre, literature etc.
Published : A.H. Bullen/ Maunsel & Co, London and Dublin 1907,

Yeats, W.B. - The Collected Letters of W. B. Yeats: Volume III: 1901-1904

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.liv,781. 22 illustrations. "This book will be indispensable to anyone interested in the development of modern poetry, drama, and cultural history."
Published : Oxford University Press 1994, First Edition