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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

Smollett Tobias - 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. In Eight Volumes

Hardbacks. A very good eight volume set of the first collected edition of Smollett's Works. Uniformly bound in half red leather lettered and decorated in gilt on the spines which have five raised bands. Marbled boards and end-papers. All edges gilt. Bookplate in each volume. Frontispiece to volume 1. Moderate end-paper foxing (extending to the title page on volume VIII) but otherwise a clean set. A little rubbing to boards but an attractive set. Photograph on request.
Published : B. Law et al, London 1797, First Collected Edition

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

Southey Robert - The Poetical Works of Robert Southey Complete in One Volume

Hardback. A good copy in a full leather binding quite ornately decorated in gilt on both spine and boards. Some wear to spine ends and board edges. All edges gilt. No ownership inscription and very little foxing. Hinges sound. Pp.xxviii,800. Frontispiece and illustrated title page.
Published : Longman Brown Green and Longmans, London 1844, First Edition Thus

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

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,

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

Spenser Edmund (selected and with an Introduction By W. B. Yeats) - Poems of Spenser

Illustrated by Jessie M. King.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's decorated brown cloth with title in gilt on front board and on spine. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription and aprt from some browning to end-papers a nice clean copy. 8 tinted plates by Jessie M. King and black and white frontispiece and vignette title by A.S. Hartrick. 290 pages. The book is published in The Golden Poets series edited by Oliphant Smeaton
Published : The Caxton Publishing Co., London 1906, First Edition

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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.,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

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

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

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,

Theocritos (translated By Jack Lindsay ;: Introduction By Edward Hutton) - The Complete Poems

Illustrated by Lionel Ellis.
Hardback. 4to. A good copy in a green vellum binding lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Spine faded and boards part-faded. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. Previous owner's small ex libris plate. This is no.279 of 500 copies. Internally a very good, clean, copy. Pp.xxv,163. 20 full-page woodcuts by Lionel Ellis. Photograph available on request.
Published : Fanfrolico Press, London 1929, First Edition Thus

Theroux Paul - The Collected Stories

Hardback. A near fine copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Dark blue endpapers. Pp.x,660. Near fine illustrated dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Hamish Hamilton, London 1997, First Edition

Thomas Edward - The Tenth Muse

A very good copy in blue cloth. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. This is the third issue, first state with a memoir of Thomas by John Freeman. 142pp + 2pp adverts. A study of the love poems (and love life) of British poets.
Published : Martin Secker, London 1917,

Thompson Darcy W. - Fun and Earnest; or Rhymes with Reason

Illustrated by Charles H. Bennett.
Hardback. A good plus copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. All edges gilt. Bevelled edges. A little wear to spine ends. One inch horizontal tear in front end-paper. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 80 pages + 32pp adverts. Eight hand-coloured illustrations + black and white decorated initial letters. Humorous poetry. Uncommon in first edition.
Published : Griffith and Farran, London 1865, First Edition

Thomson Isabella - Lays of Ancrum and Alewater

Small 8vo. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.viii,91. Frontispiece and six illustrations. The poems are the author's "sincere expression of her love for her homeland, and her sympathy with nature in all its moods".
Published : William R. Duff & Co., Leith 1922, First Edition

Thomson James - Doric Lays and Lyrics

Softback. A good copy in grey paper covers lettered in black. Slightly torn at foot of spine. 102 pages. Thomson was a poet of the Scottish Borders particularly Hawick.
Published : E.W.& W. Simpson, Hawick 1914, Third Edition

Thomson John Bell - A Dream of Fair Cows and Other Tales of the Twenties

Illustrated by Tim Rainey.
Softback. A very good copy. Ownership stamp. Signed by the author. 64 pages. Illustrated. Sketches of life in New Zealand and Australia in the 1920's.
Published : J. Chisholm, Wellington New Zealand 1981, First Edition

Thow William - Tales of a Songsmith

A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine. 103pp. The author was born in the Highlands of Scotland in 1896 and later emigrated to Canada. This is a book of poetry.
Published : Privately Published, Montreal 1951, First Edition

Thurber James - Further Fables for Our Time

A very good copy in a poorish dustwrapper with a few chips and rather faded on spine. Some foxing to end-papers and page ends. Forty-seven fables for adults.
Published : Hamish Hamijlton, London 1956, First UK Edition

Tillotson Geoffrey - A View of Victorian Literature

A good copy in a good dustwrapper which is faded on the spine (but with lettering clear). Pp.x,396. This is a study of Dickens, Thackeray, Charlotte and Emily Bronte, Trollope, Tennyson etc.
Published : Oxford University Press 1978, First Edition

Tolstoy Leo - The Slavery of Our Times

A very good copy. Softcover. 63pp. Introduction and Notes. Described as "one of the best expositions of Christian radicalism in its most extreme and logical form". This is no. 2 of the Porcupine pamphlets.
Published : Porcupine Press, London 1948, First Edition Thus

Tomlinson H.M. - All Our Yesterdays

A very good copy in its original slip-case. 539pp. This is number 899 of 1025 copies and is inscribed by the author.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1930, First Edition

Tranter Nigel - Cheviot Chase

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth with a few faded patches on spine and rear board. Some foxing. Small ownership inscription on front end-paper. 256 pages.
Published : Ward Lock & Co, London 1953, Reprint

Tranter Nigel - Island Twilight

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing, ownership inscription or other internal marking. 191 pages.
Published : Richard Drew Publishing, Glasgow 1981, Reprint

Tranter Nigel - Kenneth

A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper that is not price-clipped. Some spine lean. 381pp. A late and rather elusive Tranter title about the early Scottish king, Kenneth mac Alpin.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1990, First Edition

Tranter Nigel - Robert the Bruce; the Steps to the Empty Throne; the Path of the Hero King; the Price of the King's Peace

The complete trilogy all in very good condition in very good dustwrappers. All dustwrappers are complete and untorn. Two are slightly faded on the spine. No ownership inscription and just a few spots of fore-edge foxing. Approx. 1050 pages in total.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London, Reprint

Tranter Nigel - The Chosen Course

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. No ownership inscription or other marking. 227 pages. Deals with the "two-edged effect of introducing new technological projects [in the shape of a hydrto-electric dam] into an area like the Scottish Highlands."
Published : The Molendinar Press, Glasgow` 1980, Reprint

Tranter Nigel G. - The Gilded Fleece

A very good copy in a good, almost complete, dustwrapper with some rubbing to spine and at foldover. This is a nice, clean copy of the first reprint without foxing or ownership inscription. Quite a difficult early title dealing with the Highland Clearances.
Published : Ward, Lock & Co, London 1943, Reprint

Trollope Anthony - An Autobiography

Spine slightly slanted but otherwise a very good copy of this volume in the Oxford Trollope series. Bookplate. 411pp. Illus.
Published : Oxford University Press 1950,