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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

Sarolea Charles - Robert Louis Stevenson and France

Nd. c.1923? A very good copy in buff cloth. Ownership inscription. Some fore-edge foxing. 96pp. This was delivered by Professor Sarolea as an address to the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship in 1922.
Published : Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, Edinburgh, First Edition
£16.00

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

Schreiner Olive - Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's green cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. 264 pages with Catalogue at rear. Frontispiece shows scene of 3 Africans hanging from tree with white Europeans watching. A novel set in southern Africa against an Imperial background.This is a tight clean copy.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1898, Reprint
£10.00

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

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

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

Sloane William - Children's Books in England and America in the Seventeenth Century: a History and a Checklist, Together with "The Young Christian's Library", the First Printed Catalogue of Books for Children

Hardback. A very good copy in patterned boards. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.ix,251. A history of English and American seventeenth century children's books together with a checklist of these books.
Published : King's Crown Press, New York 1955, First Edition
£10.00

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

Smith Alexander McCall - La's Orchestra Saves the World

Softback. A very good copy. 250 pages. A novel set during the Second World War in the Suffolk countryside.
Published : Abacus, London 2009,
£4.00

Smith Alexander McCall - The Lost Art of Gratitude

Softback. A very good copy. Some slanting to spine. 249 pages. An Isabel Dalhousie novel.
Published : Little Brown 2009,
£5.00

Smith G.C. Moore (Editor) - The Letters of Dorothy Osborne to William Temple

A very good copy in dark blue cloth. Prize label from Glasgow University on front pastedown and logo of University embossed on upper board. Pp.li,331. Frontispiece and four illustrations. These are mid-17th century love letters from "a well-born and brilliant woman" and are "full of little pictures of men and women and scenes of town and country life which bring vividly before us" the England of the time.
Published : Oxford University Press 1928, First Edition
£9.00

Smith Iain Crichton - The Village

A very good copy. Paperback. 113pp. Short stories
Published : Club Leabhar, Inverness 1976, First Edition
£9.00

Smith Sydney Goodsir - The Wallace a Triumph in Five Acts

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.x,180.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1960, First Edition
£7.00

Smith, J.M .F. - Journal of the Lady Beatrix Graham, Sister of the Marquis of Montrose

Hardback. A good copy which has been rebound (with new endpapers) in green cloth with title in silver on spine. Front board and spine slighty faded. Ownership inscription. Pp.xii,258. Preface by Charlotte Yonge. This is a work of fiction (based on historical fact) which covers the period from 1646 to 1679. Protected in a removable cover. Uncommon in first edition.
Published : Bell & Daldy, London 1871, First Edition
£25.00

Smollett Tobias - The Expedition of Humphry Clinker - 2 Volumes Complete

Hardback. 12mo. A good two volume set in a full leather binding. Lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Leather fairly worn and rubbed in places. Some, mainly end-paper, foxing. Pp.255;244.
Published : J. Wren and W. Hodges, London 1784,
£70.00

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
£60.00

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
£450.00

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
£80.00

Sorensen Janet - The Grammar of Empire in Eighteenth-Century British Writing

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.x,318. 5 illustrations. The book focusses "in particular on the relationship between England and Scotland and strategies of national and imperial consolidation."
Published : Cambridge University Press 2000, First Edition
£9.00