Literature

Author Book Title PlacePubDa Ref Price
A venture of poets": is dedicated to the Little Reviews which, in this age of anxiety, are continuing to publish poets not inspired by mercenary motives. Glasgow, Venture, n.d. First edition. 8vo, pp.[20], stapled, pale yellow stiff wrappers, vg+. Contains works by Muriel Spark, Charles Senior, W. Price Turner, Kathrine Sorley Walker and others. £50
Ainslie, Douglas.: The Song of the Stewarts. Prelude. London, Constable, 1909, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.x, 202, red cloth gilt sl. discoloured. Collection of poems detailing the history and deeds of the Stewarts prior to their ascending their thrones, hence " Prelude ". £25
Albert, Edward.: Herrin' Jennie. London, Ivor Nicholson & Watson Ltd., 1931. First edition. 8vo, pp.347, light spotting of title and fore-edge, d/w by Monro S. Orr clipped and with chips to upper corner of front panel, tail of spine and upper edge of rear panel, with minimal loss of frame border. £30
Alexander, William.: Notes and sketches illustrative of northern rural life in the eighteenth century. Edinburgh, David Douglas, 1877. 8vo, pp.viii, 221, [1], frontispiece, speckled edges, half calf, marbled boards, spine ruled gilt in compartments, green label, vg. £20
Anderson, Joseph. (editor).: The Orkneyinga Saga. Edinburgh, Edmonston and Douglas,1873. 8vo, pp.cxxxi, 227, 24 (publishers' catalogue), 8 plates, 3 maps, textual illustrations, 4 genealogical tables, brown cloth gilt, vg. "...a plain, readable, and unadorned translation of the Orkneyinga Saga (which has been hitherto inaccessible to the English reader). " (Preface). £50
Angus, Marion.: Lost country and other poems. Glasgow, Gowans & Gray, Limited, 1937. First edition. 8vo, pp.40, inscribed to front free endpaper "From Marion Lochhead 'Xmas 1937", blue cloth gilt, vg. £25
Annand, J.K.: Poems and translations. Preston, Akros Publications, 1975. First edition. 8vo, pp.40, corner-clipped d/w, g+. £15
Annand, J.K.: Selected poems 1925 - 1990. Edinburgh, Mercat Press, 1992. First edition. 8vo, pp.79, [1], pbk., vg+. £10
Annand, J.K.: Sing it aince for pleisure. With illustrations by Dennis Carabine. Loanhead, Macdonald Publishers, 1974. Fourth edition. 8vo, pp.44, pict. stiff wrappers, vg. "Sing it Aince for Pleisure is the most attractive book of poems about and for children since William Soutar's Seeds in the Wind." Alexander Scott in Scots Independent. £10
Annand, J.K.: Songs from Carmina Burana translated into Scots verse. Loanhead, Macdonald Publishers, 1978. First edition. 8vo, pp.40, pictorial stiff wrappers. £20
Annand, J.K.: Thrice to show ye. With illustrations by Dennis Carabine. Loanhead, Macdonald Publishers, 1979. First edition. 8vo, pp.47, glazed boards, vg. £10
Annand, J.K.: Twice for joy. With drawings by C.M. Loanhead, Macdonald Publishers, 1973. First edition. 8vo, pp.40, rebound in blue cloth (almost certainly by the author) with the original pict. front wrapper mounted, vg. £10
Ayrshire Poets.: The Contemporaries of Burns, and the more recent poets of Ayrshire, with selections of their writings. Edinburgh, Hugh Paton, 1840. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiii, 416, 24, 6 plates, sgd. pres. copy from the publisher, later owner's signature, front hinge cracked but sound, brown cloth gilt, minor corner wear, backstrip relaid. Biographical notices of 38 writers with samples of their work. £35
Baillie, Joanna.: The Family Legend : a tragedy. Edinburgh, Printed for John Ballantyne and Co....and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown...London, 1810. Second edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 96, original drab wrappers, stitched as issued, spine lettered in ink, marginal worming to first few prelim. leaves not affecting text. Scott was a trustee of Corri's Rooms in Leith Walk, where the play was first staged by Henry Siddons to instant acclaim. £80
Baker, Denis Val. (editor).: Voices. New series No. 1 Autumn 1946. London, The Opus Press, 1946. 8vo, pp.80, decorative stiff wrappers, rear wrapper dust-soiled otherwise vg. Contains MacDiarmid's Voice of Scotland (6pp.) and Peter Jamieson's Poor Fisher Folk (5pp.). £10
Baker, Michael.: The Doyle Diary. The last great Conan Doyle mystery with a Holmesian investigation into the strange and curious case of Charles Altamont Doyle. New York and London, Paddington Press, 1978. First edition. Oblong 8vo, pp.xxix, 91, illustrated in colour and b/w, owner's signature, d/w. Facsimile reproduction of the diary-sketchbook kept by Arthur Conan Doyle's father which opens with " Keep steadily in view that this book is ascribed wholly to the produce of a Madman. " £30
Balfour, Arthur James.: The pleasures of reading: an address delivered at St. Andrews University December 10, 1887. Edinburgh and London, Wiliam Blackwood and Sons, 1888. Second edition. 8vo, pp.48, full calf, spine lettered gilt direct, marbled e.p.'s, bookplate of Henry R. Beeton. £30
Ballantyne, R. M.: The walrus hunters a romance of the realms of ice. London, James Nisbet & Co.,1893. First edition. 8vo, pp.vii, 410, [2, ads. ], illustrated, owner's inscription to f.f.e.p., original pict. cloth gilt, spine ends frayed, minor corner wear, lacks frontis. tissue guard, inscribed on title : " Mrs. Currie with kind regards from the Author ". £35
Ballantyne, R.M.: Red Rooney or the Last of the Crew. London, James Nisbet & Co., 1886. First edition. 8vo, pp.vi, 442, 24 (publisher's catalogue), vignette title, 5 plates, giftbook inscription, pict. yellow cloth gilt, bevelled edges, small cracks to hinges but sound and tight. £45
Ballantyne, R.M.: The coxwain's bride or, the rising tide. With illustrations by the author. London, James Nisbet & Co., n.d. Twelfth thousand. 8vo, pp.234, [1, ads.], 4 plates, pict. green cloth blocked in black. £15
Ballantyne, R.M..: Notes for Speeches & A Letter. London, Robert Temple, 2012. Limited edition 22 copies on J. Whatman mould-made paper. 8vo, pp.31, [1], facsimile, unopened, printed wrappers stitched. Transcriptions of the working notes from which, between March 1880 and January 1891, Ballantyne delivered seven speeches mostly in and around Harrow, where he lived, on behalf of the Temperance Association and the Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen. To these are added a long letter written in 1880 to James Bonar, author of " Parson Malthus", commenting on that pamphlet and also discussing criticisms made by Bonar of his own recent novel "The Lonely Island", explaining why he wrote some aspects of it as he did. £40
Barke, James.: The Crest of the Broken Wave. London, Collins, 1953. First edition 8vo, pp.320, d/w, vg. £10
Barke, James.: The Song in the Green Thorn Tree. London, Collins, 1947. Second impression. 8vo, pp.512, green cloth gilt. £10
Barke, James.: The Well of the Silent Harp. London, Collins, 1954. First edition. 8vo, pp.351, d/w, vg. £10
Barke, James.: The Wind that Shakes the Barley. London, Collins, 1948. Fourth impression. 8vo, pp.384, d/w. £10
Barr, Amelia E.: A daughter of Fife. [novel]. London, James Clarke & Co., 1886. Second thousand. 8vo, pp.335, green cloth gilt, spine faded. £15
Barrie, J.M.: An Edinburgh eleven; pencil portraits from college life. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1896. Third edition."British Weekly" Extras, No. III. 8vo, pp.115, [5], tan cloth gilt, vg. £10
Barrie, J.M.: Courage. The Rectorial Address delivered at St. Andrews University May 3rd 1922. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1922. 8vo, pp.45, [1], e.p.'s partly toned, cream cloth lettered red. £15
Bartholomew, Nino.: Miracle in the Gorbals (as told by the beggar). London, The Kelgee Publications, 1945. First e.ition. 8vo, pp.8, illustrated with drawings by Sheila Graham, pict wrapper WITH Miracle in the Gorbals a study by Arnold L. Haskell. Edinburgh, The Albyn Press, 1946, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.63, [1], 15 plates, d/w, both items very good. £50
Bawcutt, Priscilla.: Gavin Douglas a critical study. Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press,1976. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 245, d/w. £15
Baynham, Walter.: The Glasgow Stage. Glasgow: Robert Forrester, 1892. Copy no.69 of a limited edition of 400. 8vo, pp.221, [1], viii, frontispiece, light toning of endpapers, green cloth gilt, minor corner wear, vg. £40
Beattie, George.: John O' Arnha'. A Tale. To which is added The Murderit Mynstrell, and other poems. Montrose, Alexander Burnett, 1883. Limited edition 500 copies. 4to, pp.xvi, [17] - 120, 7 col. plates, pebbled cloth rebacked in green morocco, lettered gilt direct. Issued to mark the 60th anniversary of Beattie's death. £75
Bell, Alan.: Sydney Smith. A Biography. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1980. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 250, 5 plates, d/w. £10
Bell, Marshall.: Pickles & ploys. Humorous tales of Scottish village life. Edinburgh, The Dunedin Press Ltd, 1932. First edition. 8vo, pp.192, grey cloth, sgd. pres. copy. Most of these sketches originally appeared in the "Dunfermline Press". £15
Bennett, Andrew.: George John Whyte-Melville. Sportsman, Novelist and Poet. St. Andrews, "Citizen" Office, n.d. Small 8vo, pp.26, stapled, printed wrappers with portrait. £10
Beveridge, James.: The Poets of Clackmannanshire, with numerous specimens of their writings. Glasgow, John S. Wilson, 1885. First edition. 8vo, pp.200, illustrated, blue cloth gilt, vg. £35
Bissell, Norman.: Slate, sea and sky: a journey from Glasgow to the Isle of Luing. Poems by Norman Bissell. Photographs by Oscar Marzaroli. Edinburgh, Luath Press,2007. First edition. 8vo, pp.112, pictorial boards, vg. £10
Black, William.: ALs on black-bordered mourning paper. " Dear Madam, Allow me to thank you most heartily for your very kind & generous letter. If an author believed he had many such readers he would write with much greater hope. " The Reform Club, London, September 12. Single sheet folded with carte-de-visite portrait of the author. £30
Black, William.: In Far Lochaber. London, Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1896. New and revised edition. 8vo, pp.[iv], 393, [1], endpapers lightly toned, owner's signature, bookplate, dark green cloth gilt, vg. £20
Blackhall, Sheena.: A kenspeckle creel: "tales frae hame n' awa". Aberdeen, Hammerfield Publishing, 1995. First edition. 8vo, pp.108, pictorial stiff wrappers, vg. £5
Blake, George.: The coasts of Normandy. London, Faber and Faber, 1929. First edition. 8vo, pp.32, wrappers, inscribed "For Julia from Ellie Blake, Edinburgh, 27th November 1966.", g+. £15
Blake, George.: The innocence within. London, Collins, 1955. First edition. 8vo, pp.253, d/w, vg. £10
Blake, George.: The westering sun. London, Collins, 1946. First edition. 8vo, pp.351, [1], d/w, vg. £10
Bliss, Douglas Percy.: Border Ballads selected and decorated with woodcuts by Douglas Percy Bliss. Foreword by Herbert J.C. Grierson. . London, Oxford University Press, 1925. First edition. 8vo, pp.xv, 111, [1], d/w, very attractive. £50
Boase, Mabel M.: A Horse for Company. With an introduction by Sir Guy Campbell. London, Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1932. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 109, [1], owner's signature, some fore-edge spotting, green cloth gilt. Collection of essays, sketches and verses, a number featuring St. Andrews. £10
Bold, Alan: A pint of bitter. London, Chatto and Windus with The Hogarth Press, 1971. First edition. 8vo, pp.54, d/w, vg. £20
Bold, Alan.: A perpetual motion machine. London, Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1969. First edition. The Phoenix Living Poets. 8vo, pp.64, price-clipped d/w designed by Enid Marx, spine darkened, vg. £15
Bold, Alan.: Society Inebrious. With an Introduction by Hugh MacDiarmid. Edinburgh, Mowat Hamilton, 1965. First edition. 8vo, pp.43, d/w from a linocut by Robert Crozier, rubbed, internally vg. £15
Bold, Alan.: The state of the nation. London, Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1969. First edition. The Phoenix Living Poets. 8vo, pp.69, [1], price-clipped d/w designed by Enid Marx, spine darkened, vg. £15
Bold, Alan.: The voyage: a translation ..from Baudelaire's French. Edinburgh, M. Macdonald, 1966. First edition. 8vo, pp.18, d/w, vg, £20
Bold, Alan.: To find the new. London, Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press,1967. First edition. The Phoenix Living Poets. 8vo, pp.64, price-clipped d/w designed by Enid Marx, spine darkened, vg. £15
Bone, Gertrude.: The furrowed earth. With woodcuts by Stephen Bone. London, Chatto & Windus, 1921. First edition. 8vo, pp.38, [2], light toning of endpapers, brown cloth, paper label (duplicate label at rear), vg, presentation copy inscribed: "To Hugh Walpole from Gertrude Bone. 1923". £35
Bonnar, Robert.: Stewartie. London, Lawrence & Wishart, 1964. First edition. 8vo, pp.253, sgd. copy, price-clipped d/w. Novel set in a small railway depot in Fife. £20
Boswell, James.: Collecting and Recollecting James Boswell 1740-1795. A Bicentenary Exhibition from the Collections of Yale University and Four Oaks Farm. New York, The Grolier Club, 1995. pp.xviii, 44, vg. £20
Boucher, Robert.: The Kingdom of Fife: its ballads and legends. Dundee, John Leng, 1899. First edition. 8vo, pp.303, illustrated, blue cloth gilt, vg. £45
Boyd, William.: Brazzaville beach. London, Sinclair-Stevenson, 1990. First edition. 8vo, pp.314, d/w, vg+. £21
Branford, Frederick Victor.: Five poems. Edinburgh, The Porpoise Press, 1922. First edition. 4to, pp.7, original printed wrappers. £20
Brister, Charles.: This is my kingdom. Short stories about miners at work and at play. Dundee, David Winter & Son Ltd. 1972. First edition. 8vo, pp.236, illustrated, d/w. Brister saw service as a Lieutenant-Commander in the Royal Navy in the 1939 - 45 War before settling in Methil which he had visited in 1935. The only employment available was in the pits so he became a trainee miner and spent 12 years at the coal face until a serious heart condition forced his retirement and left him a semi-invalid for the rest of his life. £20
Brown, George Douglas. Veitch, James.: George Douglas Brown (Author of "The House With the Green Shutters"). London: Herbert Jenkins, 1952. First edition. 8vo, pp.197, [3], portrait frontispiece, price-clipped d/w with small chip to head of spine and minor wear to extremities, g+. £15
Brown, George Mackay.: A celebration for Magnus. Nairn, Balnain Books, 1987. First edition. 8vo, pp.80, illustrated, large pbk., vg+. £15
Brown, George Mackay.: A spell for green corn. London, The Hogarth Press, 1970. First edition. 8vo, pp.91, [1], d/w, vg+. £30
Brown, George Mackay.: An Orkney tapestry. London, Victor Gollancz, 1969. First edition. 8vo, pp.192, illustrated, blue cloth gilt, Edwin Morgan's copy with his signature to front free endpaper, vg+. A montage of poetry, prose and drama reflecting the people, places, legends and events that have shaped the Orcadian character. £35
Brown, George Mackay.: Andrina and other stories. London, Chatto & Windus/ The Hogarth Press, 1983. First edition. 8vo, pp.153, price-clipped d/w, tipped in is a 4pp. publishers' flyer with biographical details and list of Brown's works, vg. £30
Brown, George Mackay.: Christmas card. Unused, approx. 20.5 x 13.5 cms., with a printed poem by G.M.B. A Boy Draws...White card with 3-line verse printed in green with a design based on a cut-out by Martin Brown, inside blank, fine. £30
Brown, George Mackay.: Christmas poems. With wood engravings by John Lawrence, Oxford, Perpetua Press, 1984. General edition limited to 750 copies. 8vo, pp.19, pictorial stiff blue wrappers, signed by the author and with a brief Als to a Mr Fell thanking him for "the kind things you say about my books" and inviting him to call on him in Stromness where he will sign his book "with pleasure". 4 May 1986, with the author's address label to head of notepaper, near fine. £75
Brown, George Mackay.: Christmas poems.With wood engravings by John Lawrence. Oxford, The Perpetua Press, 1984. Limited edition 750 copies. 8vo, pp.19, pict . stiff blue wrappers, vg+. £30
Brown, George Mackay.: Fishermen with ploughs. A poem cycle. London, The Hogarth Press, 1974. Second impression. 8vo, pp.[xii], 100, original pale green cloth gilt, vg. Inscribed to title "George Mackay Brown Stromness Orkney autumn equinox 1992." £60
Brown, George Mackay.: For the islands I sing. An autobiography. London, John Murray, 1997. First edition. 8vo, pp.192, d/w, vg+. £20
Brown, George Mackay.: Hawkfall and other stories. London, The Hogarth Press, 1974. First edition. 8vo, pp.220, price-clipped d/w, vg. £30
Brown, George Mackay.: Keepers of the house: illustrated by Gillian Martin. London, Impact Books, 1987. Reprint of The Old Style Press limited edition of 1986. Narrow 8vo, pp.42, pictorial glazed boards, vg. £20
Brown, George Mackay.: Letters from Hamnavoe. Edinburgh, Gordon Wright, 1975. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 135, illustrated, price-clipped d/w, v.g. A collection of essays which first appeared as a weekly column in The Orcadian and which reveal the source of much of his inspiration. £30
Brown, George Mackay.: Letters to Gypsy. Pictures by Simon Fraser. Nairn, Balnain Books, 1990. First edition. 8vo, pp.136, d/w, vg+. A collection of "wry, pertinent and light-hearted letters to a Very Special Cat named GYPSY, who lives like himself, in Orkney." (sleeve note). £30
Brown, George Mackay.: Northern lights. A poet's pources. London, John Murray,1999. First edition. 8vo, pp.xv, 336, illustrated, d/w, vg+. Poems counterpointed by prose writings on the varied sources that have inspired his writing. £30
Brown, George Mackay.: Pictures in the cave. Illustrated by Ian MacInnes. London, Chatto & Windus, 1977. First edition. 8vo, pp.136, price-clipped d/w, vg. £30
Brown, George Mackay.: Poems new and selected. London, The Hogarth Press, 1971. First edition. 8vo, pp.96, d/w, vg+. £30
Brown, George Mackay.: Portrait of Orkney. With photographs by Werner Forman. London, The Hogarth Press, 1981. First edition. Oblong 8vo, pp.128, owner's signature, d/w, vg. £30
Brown, George Mackay.: Rockpools and daffodils. An Orcadian diary 1979 -1991. Edinburgh, Gordon Wright Publishing, 1992. First edition. 8vo, pp.272, d/w, vg+. £25
Brown, George Mackay.: Selected poems 1954 - 1992. London, John Murray, 1996. New enlarged edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 176, owner's signature, pbk., vg. £10
Brown, George Mackay.: Stromness. Late 19th century photographs. Stromness, Orkney Natural History Society, 1972. First edition. 8vo, Introduction by George Mackay Brown, 59 full-page plates, cloth-backed pictorial wrappers a trifle dusty, g+. £15
Brown, George Mackay.: The island of the women and other stories. London, John Murray, 1998. First edition. 8vo, pp.309, [1], d/w, vg+ £30
Brown, George Mackay.: The masked fisherman and other stories. London, John Murray, 1989, First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 214, d/w, vg. £25
Brown, George Mackay.: The sea and the tower. Illustrations by Erlend Brown. Calgary, Alberta, Bayeux Arts Incorporated, 1994. First edition. Oblong 8vo, unpaginated, d/w, vg. £30
Brown, George Mackay.: The sea-king's daughter [and] Eureka! Nairn, Balnain Books, 1991. First edition. 8vo, pp.114, pbk. vg. The first work is illustrated by Alan Watson, the second by Erland Brown. £20
Brown, George Mackay.: The son of the fisherman. Wood engravings by Rosemary Roberts. Lastingham, The Celtic Cross Press, 2002. Copy no. 149 of a limited edition of 165 signed by the artist. Square 8vo, unpaginated, blue and gray cloth gilt, vg+. £80
Brown, George Mackay.: The year of the whale. Chatto and Windus, The Hogarth Press, 1965. The Phoenix Living Poets. First edition. 8vo, pp.48, a few faint spots to free-endpapers, d/w, vg. £80
Brown, George Mackay.: Three plays. The loom of light, The well and The voyage of Saint Brandon. London, Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1984. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, d/w, vg+. £25
Brown, George Mackay.: Time in a red coat. London, Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1984. First edition. 8vo, pp.249, [1], d/w, vg+. £35
Brown, George Mackay.: Travellers. Poems. London, John Murray, 2001. First edition. 8vo, pp.x,148, pbk., vg. £20
Brown, George Mackay.: Under Brinkie's Brae. Edinburgh, Gordon Wright, 1979. First edition. 8vo, pp.151, d/w, vg+. A collection of weekly pieces which originally appeared in The Orcadian. £25
Brown, George Mackay.: Vinland. London, John Murray, 1992. First edition. 8vo, pp.232, d/w, vg+. £30
Brown, George Mackay.: Water. Painting and drawing by Gyorgy Gordon. Twickenham and Wakefield, North and South, 1996. First edition. 8vo, pp.16, coloured pictorial stiff wrappers. £20
Brown, George Mackay. Tinch, David M.N.: Shoall and sheaff. Orkney's pictorial heritage. Introduction by George Mackay Brown. . Kirkwall, The Orkney Library, 1988. First edition. Oblong 8vo, pp.184, profusely illustrated, d/w, signed by Tinch, vg+. £30
Brown, John.: Marjorie Fleming a sketch. Being the paper entitled Pet Marjorie a story of child life fifty years ago. Edinburgh, David Douglas, 1885. New edition with illustrations. 4to, pp.[iv], 40, 6 tissue-guarded etched plates with the final plate at p.41 not p.29 as called for, brown cloth gilt, vg. £45
Brown, John.: Pet Marjorie a story of child life fifty years ago. London and Edinburgh, T.N. Foulis, 1919. 8vo, pp.102, 5 colured plates, owner's inscription, newspaper cutting to front pastedown, blue cloth with coloured pictorial onlay. £10
Brown, John.: Rab and his Friends. Edinburgh, David Douglas, 1883. 4to, pp. x, 34, 8 plates, brown cloth gilt. £20
Bruce, George.: Destiny and Other Poems. Printed for the Author, 1876. 8vo, pp.xxvi, 514, illustrated, red cloth gilt dusty and with short splits to spine ends, inscribed "Presented to Henry Bruce with the true and sincere love of the Author - his Father. August 1876." £35
Bruce, George.: Poems and Songs. Dundee, John Leng, 1886. First edition. 8vo, pp.338, green cloth gilt. £20
Bruce, George.: The collected poems 1939 - 70. Edinburgh, at the University Press, [1970]. First edition. 8vo, pp.121, [1], slightly creased d/w, vg. Signature of Duncan Glen to front free endpaper with "published 30 November 1970", and addenda in his hand to the Bibliography on the last page, £15
Bruce, George.: The Two Spirits: a poem. St. Andrews, William C. Henderson, 1872. First edition. pp.xii, 36, printed wrappers. £35
Bruce, George.: Through the letterbox. A book of Haiku. Illustrated by Elizabeth Blackadder. Collected and edited by Lucina Prestige. Haiku Music by John Maxwell Geddes. Edinburgh, Renaissance Press, 2004. Oblong 8vo, pp.168, pbk, vg. £10
Bruce, Michael. Snoddy, Thomas G.: Michael Bruce Shepherd-poet of the Lomond Braes 1745 - 1767. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood & Sons Ltd., n.d. 8vo, pp. 224, d/w £15
Bruce, Michael. Vernon, Rev. Edward T.: The Wronging of Michael Bruce. Kinross, The Michael Bruce Memorial Trustees, 1943. 8vo, pp.16, frontis., wrappers. £10
Bruce, Michael. Young, R.S.: Concerning the Gentle Poet of Loch Leven. The handbook of the Michael Bruce Cottage, Kinnesswood. Kinross, The Michael Bruce Memorial Trustees, n.d. 8vo, pp.16, illustrated, ALs from the author tipped in, wrappers. £10
Bruce, Michael. Young, R.S.: Further concerning the Gentle Poet of Loch Leven. The handbook of the Michael Bruce Cottage, Kinnesswood. Kinross, The Michael Bruce Memorial Trustees, 1942. 8vo, pp.19, frontis., wrappers. £5
Buchan, John.: The Power-House. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1916. First edition. 8vo, pp.238, usual faint toning of paper, red cloth lettered black, spine lightly sunned, booklabel of James Gill, W.S., with his signature dated France 7/2/18 to front free endpaper, vg. £50
Buchan, John. (arranged by).: The Northern Muse. An anthology of Scots vernacular poetry. London, Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd., 1924. Copy No.139 of a signed large paper edition of 150. 8vo, pp. xxxi, 547, [1], art vellum-backed boards darkened, part of front board sunned, minor wear to extremities, green morocco label gilt., g+. Largely drawn from the work of Burns, Scott, and their contemporaries but includes MacDiarmid's The bonnie broukit bairn as well as contributions by Violet Jacob, Charles Murray, Alexander Gray and Joseph Lee. £90
Buchan, Peter.: Fisher Blue. A collection of North-east tales and poems.. s.l., Peter Buchan, 1988. First ed. Oblong 8vo, pp.98, illustrated, pict. limp cloth., sgd. copy. £10
Burgess, Moira.: The Glasgow novel 1870 - 1970 a bibliography. Glasgow, Scottish Library Association, 1972. First edition. 8vo, pp.59, [1],owner's signature, pictorial stiff wrappers, vg. £10
Burns, Robert.: Centenary Book of the Burns Club of Dumfries. 1820 - 1920. Dumfries, The Courier and Herald Press, 1920. 8vo, pp.140, illustrated, blue cloth gilt, vg. £20
Burns, Robert.: Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect. Kilmarnock, Printed by John Wilson, 1786. [facsimile]. 8vo, pp.viii, 240, drab grey wrappers, slip case, printed paper label, vg. Facsimile edition of the Kilmarnock Burns issued by John Smith & Son (Glasgow) Ltd., 1927. £60
Burns, Robert.: Robert Burns and the Ayrshire Moderates: a Correspondence. Reprinted from "The Scotsman" with Remarks. Edinburgh, P.P., 1883. 4to, pp.vii, 48, presentation inscription, cloth-backed boards scuffed and stained. Published by the surviving relatives of "Aliquanto Latior" [Dr. Gairdner] who, having known personally a number of the poet's contemporaries, had contributed much to the debate conducted in "The Scotsman". £40
Burns, Robert.: Robert Burns's Commonplace Book 1783 -1785 reproduced in facsimile from the poet's manuscript and the original introduction and notes of John Cameron Ewing and Davidson Cook. This edition introduced by David Daiches. Fontwell, Centaur Press Limited, 1965. Folio, pp.xxix, 43, frontispiece, 44 plates, blue cloth gilt, vg. £50
Burns, Robert.: Songs and Ballads of Robert Burns. With Illustrations by Monro S. Orr. London & Edinburgh, T. N. Foulis Limited, n.d. (c.1924). First edition thus. 8vo, pp.224, title in black and blue, 10 coloured tipped-on plates, light toning of free endpapers, quarter blue cloth gilt, pink boards lettered red lightly rubbed. Elfick and Harris 52. £45
Burns, Robert.: The National Burns...including the airs of all the songs...edited, with an original Life of Burns by the Rev. George Gilfillan. 4 vols. London, William Mackenzie, n.d. 4to, illustrated, decorative green cloth with gilt head of Burns to front covers, vg. £80
Burns, Robert.: The Poetry of Robert Burns. Edited by W.E. Henley and T.F. Henderson. 4 vols. London, The Caxton Publishing Company, 1896, Centenary Edition. 8vo, illustrated, owner's signature, pictorial green cloth gilt, vg. £90
Burns, Robert.: The Works of Robert Burns, with an account of his life, criticism of his writings, &c. &c. as edited by James Currie, M.D. A new edition. 4 vols. Edinburgh: printed for James Robertson...and Wm. Nivison...by W. Blair...1818. 12mo, portrait frontispiece, a few light spots of foxing, inscribed to front free endpaper " Deborah Shackleton the gift of James Fisher 1822.", original paper-backed boards, printed paper labels, expert repair to 2 spines. Egerer 207. This edition contains, at the end of Vol. IV, "Holy Willie's Prayer", and other poems, which were not in the early editions of Currie. £120
Burns, Robert. Brown, Robert.: Paisley Burns Clubs 1805 - 1893. Paisley; Alexander Gardner, 1893. First edition. 8vo, pp.336, illustrated, front hinge cracking but sound, quarter green morocco gilt. £50
Burns, Robert. Crawford, Robert.: The Bard: Robert Burns, a Biography. London, Jonathan Cape, 2009. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiii, 466, d/w, vg. "...outlines how Burns combined a childhood steeped in the song-culture of rural Scotland with a consummate linguistic artistry to become not only the world's most popular love poet but also the controversial master poet of modern democracy." (sleeve note). £15
Burns, Robert. Hecht, Hans.: Robert Burns. The Man and his Work. London, William Hodge & Company, Limited, 1936. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 375, owner's signature, d/w rubbed and sl. worn. £30
Burns, Robert. Hunter, Thomas.: History of Paisley Burns Club. Paisley: J. & J. Cook, Ltd., [1939]. First edition. 8vo, pp.96, illustrated, quarter blue morocco rebacked to style, inscribed "To George Ballantyne Esq. with the Author's Compliments 25 Jan. 1939". £25
Burns, Robert. Lockhart, J.G.: Life of Robert Burns. Edinburgh: Constable and Co....and Burst, Chance, and Co., London, 1828. First edition. 8vo, pp.[ii], vi, 446, bookplate, sprinkled edges, contemporary pale calf, spine decorated gilt in compartments with a thistle tool, red morocco label. Handsome. £100
Burns, Robert. McVie, Robert.: Robert Burns and Edinburgh. Kilmarnock, The Burns Federation, 1969. First edition. 8vo, pp.95, illustrated, pict. stiff wrappers. Introduces the people Burns met, distinguished and humble alike, and raises the question of whether Edinburgh influenced him or not. £10
Burns, Robert. Storer, James and John Greig.: Views in North Britain, illustrative of the works of Robert Burns. Accompanied with descriptions, and a sketch of the poet's life. London, Vernon and Hood, 1805. First edition. Narrow 4to, pp.61, engraved additional title (faint foxing) and 19 plates, morocco-backed marbled boards. £80
Burns, Robert. Thornton, Robert D.: William Maxwell to Robert Burns. Edinburgh, John Donald, 1979. First edition. 8vo, pp.vi, 263, 2 col. plates, d/w. £20
Burns, Robert. Will, William.: The Home of Burns' Ancestors. Aberdeen, Wlliam Smith, 1896. First edition. 8vo, pp.20, frontis. portrait, illustrated, light foxing to gutter pp.12-13, original printed wrappers dust-soiled. £15
Butlin, Ron.: Creatures tamed by cruelty. Poems in English and Scots and translations. Introduction by Edwin Morgan. Edinburgh, EUSPB, 1979. First edition. 8vo, pp.66, pict. stiff wrappers creased, inscribed "To Tony & Fiona Lowther with very best wishes fromRon Butlin.", g+. £20
Butlin, Ron.: Stretto. Introduction by Sorley MacLean. Edinburgh, Outlet Design Service, 1976. First edition. 8vo, pp.20, stiff wrappers, inscribed presentation copy, vg. "Of the twenty-three poems, five or six are impressive and more than double that number most impressive". Sorley MacLean (Introduction). £20
Byrd, Elizabeth.: The Flowers of the Forest. London, Constable, 1962. First edition. 8vo, pp.301, d/w. A tale of two women of very different stations in life set in sixteenth century Edinburgh. Bess Anderson from Kirkcudbrightshire finds herself forced into prostitution when the lover she has followed to the capital abandons her; Margaret Tudor, eldest daughter of Henry VII, marries James IV but fails to find the affection she seeks as he pursues a succession of mistresses. Both are about to be caught up in the political turmoil that leads to the national diisaster at Flodden. £15
Byron, George Gordon, Lord.: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers; a satire. London, Printed by James Cawthorn, 1810. Third edition. 8vo, pp.vi, [i], 85, [3, adverts.], pink boards rebacked, bookplates of John Tomlinson and Edward Boghurst with the latter's signature to title and p.v £40
Calder, Jenni. (compiler).: Present poets: poems for the Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, National Museums of Scotland, 1998. First edition. 8vo, pp.52, stiff wrappers, vg. Fifty poems about Scottish life and culture written to celebrate the new Museum of Scotland and displayed on hoardings around the site. Contributors include Douglas Dunn, Valerie Gillies, George Mackay Brown, Tessa Ransford, Iain Crichton Smith, James Robertson, Aonghas MacNeacail and Kathleen Jamie. £10
Callander, John. (editor).: Two Scottish Poems; The Gaberlunzie-Man, and Christ's Kirk on the Green. With notes and observations by John Callendar, Esq. of Craigforth. Edinburgh, Printed by J. Robertson. Sold by J. Balfour, W. Creech. and C. Elliot, Edinburgh [and 4 others], 1782. First edition. pp.ii, [3] - 179, [1], small ink stain to A2 (Introduction), armorial bookplate of Sir John Whiteford Mackenzie and later bookplate of J.A. Jamieson with sailing ship beneath motto, half green morocco lightly rubbed at extremities, marbled boards, spine lettered gilt direct, vg. £80
Cameron, Ewen.: The Fingal of Ossian, an Ancient Epic Poem in Six Books. Translated from the original Galic Language, by Mr. James Macpherson; and now rendered into Heroic Verse, By Ewen Cameron. Warrington, Printed by William Eyres, 1776. First edition. 4to, pp.418, [1, errata], engraved frontis, inscribed to title "1776 Ex dono Authoris W. Macdonald", limp boards titled in ink to spine. £100
Campbell, David.: Poems. Preston, Akros Publications, 1971. First edition. Parklands Poets No.9. 8vo, pp.12, decorative wrappers, vg. £10
Campbell, Donald.: Rhymes 'n reasons. Introduction by Hugh MacDiarmid. Edinburgh, Reprographia, 1972. First edition. 8vo, pp.56, pict. stiff wrappers lightly spotted, g+. Hailed by MacDiarmid as " an excellent first book ". £10
Campbell, Donald.: The Jesuit.: a play. Edinburgh, Paul Harris Publishing, 1976. First edition thus. 8vo, pp.94, pbk., g. Issued simultaneously in cased and paperback editions. £10
Campbell, Nancie. (compiler).: The Murison Burns Collection. A catalogue of the books and pamphlets presented by Sir Alexander Gibb to the City and Royal Burgh of Dunfermline. Dunfermline, Dunfermline Public Libraries, 1953. 8vo, pp.140, 5 plates, wrappers. £10
Campbell, Thomas.: Gertrude of Wyoming ; a Pennsylvanian tale. And other poems. London: Printed by T. Besley. Published for the Author, by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. First edition. 4to, pp.134, errata slip, very faint foxing to a couple of leaves; rebound to style in pale half calf, marbled paper sides, red morocco label. £125
Carlyle, Jane Welsh.: Jane Welsh Carlyle a new selection of her letters arranged by Trudy Bliss. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1950. Second impression. 8vo, pp.355, 16 illustrations, d/w. £10
Carlyle, Rev. Dr.. Alexander.: Autobiography of the Rev. Dr. Alexander Carlyle of Inveresk containing Memorials of the Men and Events of his Time. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood, 1860, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.x, 576, portrait, frontis., half brown morocco rubbed, marbled paper sides, spine gilt in compartments. £75
Carlyle, Thomas and Jane.: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Carlyle. Edited by Charles Richard Sanders [et al]. 9 vols. Durham, North Carolina, Duke University Press, 1970-81. Duke Edinburgh Edition. 8vo, cream cloth, green labels. £75
Carmichael, Alexander.: Carmina Gadelica. Hymns and Incantations. With Illustrative Notes on Words, Rites, and Customs, Dying and Obsolete: Orally Collected in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. 6 vols. 1928, 1928, 1940, 1941, 1954 and 1971. A composite set. 8vo, all in d/w's (a couple with small chips), a very attractive set. £300
Catlin, Angela.: Natural light. Portraits of Scottish writers. Introduction by Trevor Royle. Edinburgh, Paul Harris / Waterfront, 1985. First edition. 4to, pp.112, photographic portaits of 49 leading Scottish writers accompanied by an example of each writer's work with biographical details, pictorial stiff wrappers lightly discoloured at edges, vg. £10
Chalmers, George.: The Poetic Remains of some of the Scottish Kings. Now first collected by George Chalmers. London: John Murray, 1824. First edition. 8vo, pp.208, engraved frontis., fldg. facsimile, marbled e.p.'s, red morocco rubbed at joints, spine lettered gilt, bookplate of Thomas Maitland, Dundrennan. £60
Chambers, C.E.S.: A Catalogue of some of the Rarer Books, also Manuscripts, in the Collection of C.E.S. Chambers, Edinburgh. With a bibliography of the works of William and Robert Chambers. Edinburgh, Printed for Private Circulation, 1929. pp.64, vg.Tipped in are 3 ALs to Davidson Cook regarding various titles published by W. & R. Chambers, as well as frequent mention of his own collections. Edinburgh, April, May, June, 1935, 3 single sheets. £40
Chapbook.: The comical stories of Thrummy Cap and the Ghaist. Margaret and the Minister. Soda Water. Glasgow: printed for the booksellers.16. n.d. pp.24, woodcut within decorative frame, title lightly toned. £25
Chapbook.: The History of Thomas Hickathrift. Glasgow: printed for the booksellers. 75. n.d. pp.24, woodcut within decorative frame. £25
Chapbook.: The Iron Shroud; or, Italian Revenge. Paisley: printed by Caldwell and Son, 1839. pp.24, woodcut within decorative border, stitched. £25
Chapbook.: The True Fortune Teller; or, Universal Book of Fate. Glasgow: printed for the booksellers. 78. n.d. pp.24, woodcut. table of planetary hours. £25
Chapbook.: The Village Curate: an interesting tale Glasgow: printed for the booksellers. 57. n.d. pp.24, woodcut. £25
Child, Francis James. (editor).: The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. 5 vols. in 3. New York, The Folklore Press / Pageant Book Company, 1956. 4to, owner's signature, blue cloth gilt, d/w's, vg. £200
Clyne, Norval.: The Scottish Jacobites and their Poetry. Aberdeen, John Avery & Co. Limited, Printed for Private Circulation, 1887. 8vo, pp.68, front hinge cracked but sound, red cloth gilt, inscribed pres. copy. £20
Cockburn, Henry, Lord.: Lord Cockburn. A bicentenary commemoration 1779 - 1979. Edited by Alan Bell. Edinburgh, Scottish Academic Press, 1979. First edition. 8vo, pp.vii, 204, d/w. £10
Concert Programmes. The Carnegie Dunfermline Trust presents the historical drama: The Saxon saint by Robert Kemp in the ancient Norman Nave of Dunfermline Abbey, 1950. 8vo, pp.4, wrappers. £5
Courtney, William Prideaux and David Nichol Smith.: A Bibliography of Samuel Johnson...with Johnsonian Bibliography a supplement to Courtney by R.W. Chapman. New Castle, Delaware, Oak Knoll Books and Gerald M. Goldberg, 1984, pp.viii, 186, [118] - 166, illustrated, vg. £15
Cowper, William.: Adelphi. A sketch of the character, and an account of the last illlness, of the late Rev. John Cowper, A.M. ...Written by his brother, the late William Cowper, Esq. of the Inner Temple...Faithfully transcribed from his original manuscript by John Newton...London: Printed by C. Whittingham...and sold by T. Williams...1802. First edition. 8vo, pp.36, title lightly age-browned, early owner's signature, contemporary morocco-backed marbled boards lightly rubbed, spine lettered gilt direct, very good.. £250
Crawford, Robert.: Spirit machines. London, Cape Poetry, 1999. First edition. 8vo, pp.67, [1], pbk., inscribed "to Callum ( ? MacDonald ) with best wishes & thanks for the thanks, Robert Crawford 2001.", vg+. £15
Cririe, James.: Scottish Scenery: or, sketches in verse, descriptive of the Highlands of Scotland: accompanied with notes and illustrations and ornamented with engravings by W. Byrne, from views painted by G. Walker, F.A.S.E. London: Printed for T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies ...1803. First edition. 4to, pp. xxxiv, [1, directions for binder, verso blank], 412, 20 tissue-guarded copper plates, marbled e.p.'s; period calf scuffed, rebacked retaining original backstrip, minor corner wear, spine elaborately decorated gilt in compartments, double red morocco labels. Signature Ormiston to preliminary blank, bookplate of George Malcolm, Craigard. £200
Cruickshank, Helen B.: More collected poems. Edinburgh, Gordon Wright Publishing, 1978. First edition. 8vo, p.47, [1], green boards gilt, signed presentation copy from the publisher to his parents, vg+ £10
Cruickshank, Helen B.: Sea buckthorn. Dunfermline, H.T. Macpherson, 1954. First edition. 8vo, pp.59, [1], d/w, vg. £25
Cruickshank, Helen B.: Up the Noran Water and other Scots poems. London, Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1934. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 40, d/w, vg+. £35
Cruickshank, Helen Burness.: The ponnage pool. Edinburgh, M. Macdonald, 1968. First edition. 8vo, pp.71, [1], title in green and black, d/w, vg+. £15
Cunningham, Allan.: Sir Marmaduke Maxwell, a dramatic poem; The Mermaid of Galloway; The Legend of Richard Faulder; and twenty Scottish songs. London: Printed for Taylor and Hessey, 1822. Second edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 237, [1], [4], partly unopened, original boards showing some fore-edge wear, rebacked in blue cloth with black morocco label, owner's pencil signature. Though he started out, aged 11, as an apprentice stonemason, Cunningham turned to writing as a profession and in due course came to know Walter Scott to whom in 1820 he submitted the narrative poem with which this volume begins. Scott complimented him in his preface to Fortunes of Nigel - "I mean Allan Cunningham who has just published his tragedy of Sir Marmaduke, full of merry-making and murdering, kissing and cutting of throats.." - as acknowledged by Cunningham in the preface to this second edition. £45
Cunninghame Graham, R. B.: Bibi. London, William Heinemann Ltd., 1929. Copy No. 98 of a signed limited edition of 250. 8vo, pp.[vi],19, [1], owner's pencilled signature to front pastedown, d/w, vg+. £60
Cunninghame Graham, R.B. Chaundy, Leslie.: A bibliography of the first editions of the Works of Robert Bontine Cunninghame-Graham. London, Dulau & Co. Ltd., 1924. First edition. 8vo, pp.16, printed wrappers, vg. £35
Czarnecki, Mrs. L.A.: General Bem and other poems. Edinburgh, A. Fullarton and Co., 1853. Second edition, enlarged. 8vo, pp.134, [2, reviews], portrait frontis., owner's signature, dec. blue cloth gilt. £20
Dalyell, John Graham. (editor).: Scotish (sic) poems of the sixteenth century. 2 vols. Edinburgh, Printed for Archibald Constable, Edinburgh, and Messrs. Vernon & Hood, London, 1801. First edition. 12mo. pp.xiv, 152, 106; 107-381, [3, ads.], original boards rebacked, modern paper labels. £80
Dibdin, James C.: The Annals of the Edinburgh Stage with an account of the rise and progress of dramatic writing in Scotland. Edinburgh: Richard Cameron, 1888. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 511, errata leaf, illustrated, full green morocco by Eddington, raised bands, black morocco labels, handsome. £300
Donaldson, Alec. (editor).: Scots writing. Number 4. Glasgow, Scoop Books, n.d. 8vo, pp.64, illustrated, pictorial wrappers, vg. Short stories and poems including contributions by David S. McArthur, W.D. Cocker and Maurice Lindsay. £5
Donaldson, William.: The Language of the People. Scots Prose from the Victorian Revival. Aberdeen, Aberdeen University Press, 1989. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 241, illustrated, d/w. £15
Douglas, George.: The House with the Green Shutters. Edinburgh, Geo. A. Morton, 1905. Popular edition. 8vo, pp.329, [1], pictorial green wrappers, rear wrapper with a few stains but an appealing copy. £15
Douglas, Sir George.: Poems of the open air. Edinburgh, Porpoise Press Fourth Series, Number one, 1927. First edition. 8vo, pp.16, printed wrappers with a couple of small chips, initialled by the writer, vg. £20
Draper, John. W. (editor).: A Century of Broadside Elegies being ninety English and ten Scottish broadsides illustrating the biography and manners of the seventeenth century. Photographically reproduced and edited with an Introduction and Notes by John W. Draper. London, Ingpen and Grant, 1918. Limited edition 275 copies. 4to, pp.229, [1], title in red and black, d/w. £150
Drinan, Adam.: The ghosts of the strath. London, The Fortune Press, 1943. First edition. 8vo, pp.36, tipped in flyer for The Fortune Press, bookplate of H.A. Taylor, d/w, vg+. £25
Drummond, William, of Hawthornden.: Ben Jonson's conversations with William Drummond of Hawthornden. Edited with an introduction and notes by R.F. Patterson. London, Blackie and Son, Limited, 1924. 8vo, pp.xli, 60, 4 plates, tailpiece, book-plate of Herbert A. Bruce, FRGS (Eng), grey cloth, printed paper labels. £30
Drummond, William, of Hawthornden.: Poetical Works....with "A Cypress Grove". Edited by L.E. Kastner. 2 vols. Manchester, At the University Press, 1913. 8vo, pp.cxix, 254; xviii, 434, 5, 20, 29 illustrations, e.p.'s toned, green cloth gilt. £75
Drummond, William, of Hawthornden.: The Works of William Drummond, of Hawthornden. Consisting of those which were formerly printed, and those which were design'd for the press. Now published from the author's original copies. Edinburgh: Printed by John Watson...,1711. Folio, pp.[ii, [ii], xlv, 243, iv, 60, engraved portrait frontis., faint waterstain affecting pp.15-35 of the Poems; period calf scuffed, rebacked and recornered, wine morocco label. ESTC T125750 £200
Dunbar, William.: Poems...with an Introduction, Notes and Glossary by James Kinsley. Oxford, at the Clarendon Press,1958. 8vo, pp.xxviii, 160, portrait frontis., d/w. £20
Dunn, Douglas.: Backwaters. Issued as a supplement to the Review No. 25, 1971. First edition. 8vo, pp.15, [1], stapled, white stiff wrappers with strip of dust-soiling, signed copy, g+. £15
Dunn, Douglas.: St. Kilda's Parliament. London, Faber and Faber, 1981. First edition. 8vo, pp.87, stiff wrappers lightly rubbed, g+. £20
Echoes Re-echoed.: An Anthology of St. Andrews University Verse. St. Andrews, The Alumnus Association of the University of St. Andrews, 1934. First edition. 8vo, pp.[viii], 157, [1], [4], blue cloth gilt. £15
Edwards, Owen Dudley, Gwynfor Evans and Ioan Rhys, Hugh MacDiarmid.: Celtic nationalism. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1968. First edition. 8vo, pp.358, d/w with short tear to front flap edge and tiny nick to foot of spine, vg. John Herdman's copy with his signature to front free endpaper. £15
Encyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c.: intended to supersede the use of other books of reference. 23 vols. Edinburgh: Printed by John Brown, Anchor Close, for the Proprietors [C. Mitchel and Co.], 1816. Second edition. Large 8vo, half titles, allegorical frontispiece, 356 plates, 20 folding maps, sporadic worm traces, mostly pinhole, to some gatherings but with the loss of 2 or 3 letters in others albeit with no impediment to sense; marbled endpapers, contemporary calf rubbed; some volumes with head / toecaps restored and / or hinges strengthened, and some with splits to joints; flat spines, red and black morocco labels, gilt, admonitory verse bookplate of I. Wilson printed by Read, Haslingden. The Directions for Placing the Plates leaf, presumably replicated from the first edition, calls for a frontispiece plus 348 plates which does not include in the total six instances where plates exist as examples 1 and 2. This second edition has all of the foregoing plus 2 further plates numbered 349 and 350, including the early view of Washington, D.C., as well as the maps. "The history of the inception and production of the Encyclopaedia Perthensis is known only in bare outline, but there can be no doubt but that it was the dream of William Morison's youth. The thought that he would produce this magnum opus of the Morison Press had come to him like an inspiration, and he at once proceeds to work it out.... This great work, perhaps the most wonderful which has ever been produced and published in a provincial town....is in truth an extraordinary production for the time. Never had there been such a work published in Perth, and we are free to say there never shall be another like it." (D. Crawford Smith, The Historians of Perth). The work, commenced in 1796 under the editorship of Alexander Aitchison, was originally published in monthly parts costing 6s but did not proceed as regularly as the publishers had hoped and by 1802 was behind schedule with the cost of a monthly part raised to 7s as the result of the increased tax on paper of March 1801. While there is little evidence to support the claim made by some that William Morison was the real editor there can be no questioning that he was the driving force behind the venture. Tragically, his death on 22nd July 1806 at the age of just twenty-six - possibly from overwork - came only months before the work was advertised as complete on 5th September. When finally completed in 23 volumes the work cost 15 guineas in boards and must have sold well enough to encourage the proprietors to embark on a new edition which was advertised early in 1807 and duly appeared in 1816, though printed in Edinburgh. The grandiose claim made on the title pages and repeated in the preface that the Perthensis would supersede all other encyclopaedias was to prove ill-founded but it did serve as the basis for the first American encyclopaedia, the New and Complete American Encyclopaedia, before the expanded Britannica swept all before it. £1800
Erskine, Rev. Ralph.: Gospel Sonnets, or Spiritual Songs. Glasgow, John Pryde, 1870. 8vo, pp.xvi, 340, owner's inscription, purple cloth gilt, spine sunned. £20
Erskine, Rev. Ralph.: Gospel Sonnets: or, Spiritual Songs. In six parts. Glasgow, Printed for J. Duncan & Son, J.& M. Robertson, and J.& W. Shaw, 1792. Twenty-third edition. 12mo, pp.333, lateral wormhole to A3-C2 with loss of a few words though not the sense (largely confined to the prefatory material) a few small scattered holes thereafter, occasional fingering, dust-soiling and staining, owner's signature, period sheep worn, red label. £15
Erskine, Ruaraidh, The Honourable, of Marr.: The Old Tribute and other pieces translated from the Gaelic. London, The Mandrake Press, 1929. First edition. Small 8vo, pp.x, [11] - 158, d/w. £20
Falconer, William.: The shipwreck, a poem, by William Falconer, a sailor. With a life of the author. Edinburgh, Printed for Alexander Mackay...and John Murray...London, 1807. 8vo, pp.viii, 180, rebound in quarter calf, marbled boards, spine lettered gilt. £45
Fergusson, Robert.: Scots Poems by Robert Fergusson faithfully re-printed from The Weekly Magazine and the editions of 1773 and 1779. Edinburgh, At the Porpoise Press, 1925. Limited edition 550 copies. 8vo, pp xi, 92, endpapers toned, blue boards, printed label, g. £50
Fergusson, Robert.: Scots Poems. London & Edinburgh, T.N. Foulis, n.d. 8vo, pp.vii, 128, [4, ads.], 8 col. plates by Monro S. Orr, d/w rubbed with minor wear to extremities. £25
Fergusson, Robert.: The Unpublished Poems of Robert Fergusson. Edited by William E. Gillis. Edinburgh, M.Macdonald, 1955. First edition. 8vo, pp.30, original printed wrappers, vg. £20
Ferrier, Susan.: Destiny; or, the chief's daughter. 3 vols. Edinburgh: Printed for Robert Cadell, Edinburgh; and Whittaker and Co., London, 1831. First edition. 12mo, marbled edges, contemporary half calf lightly rubbed, spines decorated gilt in compartments, black labels, very attractive. Wolff 2234. £200
Finlayson, Malcolm J.: An Anthology of Carrick. Kilmarnock, The Standard Press, 1925. First edition. 8vo, pp.416, light fore-edge spotting, blue cloth gilt. £25
Fleming, Marjory.: The Journals, Letters, & Verses of Marjory Fleming in collotype facsimile from the original manuscripts in the National Library of Scotland. Edited by Arundell Esdaile. London, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1934. First edition. 8vo, pp.xix, 182, portrait frontis., brown cloth, black label. £45
Fleming. Marjory. Malet, Oriel.: Marjory Fleming. London, Faber and Faber Limited, 1946. First edition. 8vo, pp.171, [1], illustrated, green cloth gilt. £15
Four points of a saltire.: The poetry of Sorley Maclean, George Campbell Hay, William Neill, Stuart MacGregor. Edinburgh, Reprographia, 1970. First edition. 8vo, pp.165, 4 plates, name on f.f.e.p. tippexed over, d/w darkened and with minor wear to spine ends, g+. £25
Four Scottish poets.: An anthology of poetry by Raymond Falconer, Duncan Glen, Geddes Thomson and Raymond Vettese. S.l., Garron Publications, 1983. First edition. 8vo, pp.71, [1], stiff wrappers, vg. £10
Fowrsom reel.: A collection of new poetry by John Kincaid, George Todd, F.J. Anderson, Thurso Berwick. Published by the Caledonian Press for The Clyde Group, [1949]. Second impression. 8vo, pp.74, [6, glossary], printed wrappers, vg. £15
Fowrsom reel.: A collection of new poetry by John Kincaid, George Todd, F.J. Anderson, Thurso Berwick. Introduction by Hugh MacDiarmid. Glasgow, Published by the Caledonian Press for The Clyde Group, [1949]. Limited edition 300, this copy signed by all 4 contributors. 8vo, pp.74, [6, glossary], staples rusted, printed wrappers lightly dust-soiled otherwise v.g. £45
Fraser, Antonia.: Scottish love poems. A personal anthology. Edinburgh, Canongate, 1975. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxxii, 253, [1], d/w, signed copy dated June 12 1975, vg. Contains works by Hugh MacDiarmid, Sorley Maclean, George Mackay Brown, Norman MacCaig, Marion Angus, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Edwin Morgan, etc. £15
Fraser, George MacDonald and Nigel Tranter.: Scottish Books. Issue Number 6 Winter 1995. Thistle & Shamrock Books, Alexandria , VA, USA. 8vo, pp.40, self-wrappered, portrait of Fraser to front cover, vg. Contents comprise: Meet George MacDonald Fraser; Meet Colonel Sir Harry Flashman... and Pte. McAuslan, J.; Men Without Scruple [by Tranter]; "O Flodden Field" - What Really Happened There? [by Tranter]; Border Forays [by Tranter]; and Nigel Tranter News - Winter 1995 [by Ruairidh Mor]. £10
Fraser, John.: A royal feud or the Gowrie conspiracy.[ drama]. Kirkcaldy, James Burt, 1930. First edition. 8vo, pp.85, red cloth gilt, sgd. pres. copy. £20
Fraser, John.: A royal pair or A wedding ring. James IV. and Margaret Drummond. [drama]. Kirkcaldy, James Burt, 1924. First edition. 8vo, pp.99, a few fore-edge spots. £10
G., J.: Lerwick - a glimpse of the past. s.l., s.n., n.d. Single sheet printed on verso only, one corner chipped. An evocation in 20 quatrains of bygone Lerwick characters recalled "While in the bush, and sleeping under Southern starry skies" by one returning "after fifty years away." As the local worthies parade in his mind's eye the writer neatly characterises them in a few words: "The ladies section heaves in sight, and LILY COGLE learns/ That old JANE GARRIOCK's counting out all those she terms her bairns;/ JOHNNIE LEASK and MUCKLE GIDEON, arguing fierce with tongue and hand/ That a compass is no blessed use when out of sight of land." £35
Gaitens, Edward.: Dance of the apprentices...with illustrations by Harry Keir. Glasgow, William MacLellan, 1948. First edition. 8vo, pp.275, [1], coloured frontispiece, red cloth, spine sunned, internally clean and fresh. The author's second book, set in the Gorbals. £30
Galt, John.: Annals of the Parish; or the Chronicle of Dalmailing; during the ministry of the Rev. Micah Balwhidder. Written by himself. Edinburgh: Printed for William Blackwood, and T. Cadell, Strand, London. 1821. First edition. 12mo, pp.400, [2], a few light spots of foxing to terminal leaves, marbled edges, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, rear board rejointed, spine decorated blind in gilt ruled compartments, lettered gilt direct, booklabel of H. Ellison, Whitby with later bookplate of David Murray Burns. £125
Galt, John.: Annals of the Parish; or the chronicles of Dalmailing; during the ministry of the Rev. Micah Balwhidder. Written by himself. Edinburgh: Printed for William Blackwood, 1822. Second edition. 12mo, pp.[viii], 400, occasional light age-browning, half black roan scuffed at extremities, marbled paper sides. £35
Galt, John.: The Ayrshire Legatees; or, The Pringle Family. Edinburgh: Printed for William Blackwood, Edinburgh; and T. Cadell, Strand, London. 1821. Fiirst edition. 12mo, pp.303, [1], modern half calf, red cloth sides, raised bands, wine morocco label, bookplate of David Murray Burns. £100
Garioch, Robert. [Robert Garioch Sutherland].: Chuckies on the cairn. Poems in Scots and English. Hayes, The Chalmers Press, 1949. First edition. 8vo, pp.15, printed wrappers, vg+. £40
Garioch, Robert. [Robert Garioch Sutherland].: Collected Poems. Loanhead, Macdonald Publishers, 1977. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiv, 208, pbk,. vg+. £15
Garioch, Robert. [Robert Garioch Sutherland].: Doktor Faust in Rose Street. Loanhead, M. Macdonald, 1973. First edition. 8vo, pp.71, stiff wrappers. £10
Garioch, Robert. [Robert Garioch Sutherland].: Selected Poems. With an introduction by Sydney Goodsir Smith. Edinburgh, M. Macdonald, 1966. First edition. 8vo, pp,104, d/w, vg. £15
Garioch, Robert. [Robert Garioch Sutherland].: The masque of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, M. Macdonald, 1954. First edition. 8vo, pp.37, staples rusted, stiff wrappers. £15
Geddes, Sir William Duguid. (editor).: Musa Latina Aberdonensis. 3 vols. Aberdeen, New Spalding Club, 1892, '95, 1910. 4to, green cloth gilt. £120
Geikie, Mary.: The Reluctant Mother. London, Andrew Melrose Ltd., n.d. 8vo, pp.208, d/w. Set in war-time Edinburgh where Kirsteen Kilpatrick is looking forward to joining the W.R.N.S. until an air raid leads to a request that she look after three motherless infants instead. £15
Geldart, Mrs. Thomas.: Stories of Scotland and its adjacent islands. London, Jarrold & Sons, n.d. Second edition. 8vo, pp.iv, 174, illustrated, a few spots, owner's signature, blue cloth gilt. Contents arranged by county. £25
Gemmell, D.C.: Selected Verses. Stirling, Eneas Mackay, 1946. First edition. 8vo, pp.40, d/w, sgd. copy with sgd. pres. slip tipped in. Many of the verses are concerned with the Fife coal mines. £15
Gibbon, Lewis Grassic. [James Leslie Mitchell]. Campbell, Ian.: Lewis Grassic Gibbon. Edinburgh, Scottish Academic Press, 1985. First edition. Scottish Writers Series. 8vo, pp.x, 131, [1], pbk., vg+. £5
Glasgow University.: The Old College being The Glasgow University Album for MDCCCLXIX. Edited by students. Glasgow, James Maclehose, 1869. 8vo, pp.360, owner's inscription, wine cloth gilt, spine lightly sunned. £30
Glen, Duncan.: A bibliography of the works of Duncan Glen author, editor and publisher. Kirkcaldy, Akros Publications, 1998. First edition. 8vo, pp.32, printed wrappers, inscribed "Kirkcaldy, Fife for Eileen Crerar-Gilbert with all good wishes for self - and poetry! Duncan Glen 30th September 1998", vg+. £20
Glen, Duncan.: A festschrift for Duncan Glen at seventy-five. Edited by Tom Hubbard and Philip Lacey. Kirkcaldy, The Craigarter Press, 2008. First edition. 8vo, pp.182, illustrated, decorative cream wrappers, tipped in invitation to the publishers' publication launch at the Scottish Poetry Library, vg. Includes previously printed poems by Edwin Morgan, Alexander Scott, Hugh MacDiarmid, Donald Campbell and George Bruce as well as articles by Ann Matheson, Ronald Stevenson, Patrick Scott, G. Ross Roy, J. Derrick McClure and John Herdman. £30
Glen, Duncan.: Forward from Hugh MacDiarmid: or, mostly out of Scotland, being fifteen years of Duncan Glen/Akros Publications 1962 - 1977...With a check-list of Publications August 1962 - August 1977. Preston, Akros Publications, 1977. Limited edition 300. 8vo, pp.36, printed wrappers creased, vg. £20
Gracie, Thomas Grierson, Wanlockhead.: Songs and Rhymes of a Lead Miner. Dumfries, Courier and Herald Press, 1921. First edition. 8vo, pp.100, portrait frontispiece, green cloth gilt, vg. Born in 1861, one of a family of ten, Gracie started work in the local mines as a lead washer at the age of thirteen on a wage of fivepence a day. Five years later he became a fully qualified lead miner. Largely self-educated (he truanted regularly from school), he nevertheless showed an aptitude for music, and when the First Great War broke out he took to writing verse, much of it jingoistic. "I make no claim to the honour of being a Poet...But as I am writing to people on my own level of intelligence...cultured people do not come into the picture. Some of my friends are quite pleased with my verses, but I will not require a larger size in headwear over the opinion of others." £30
Graham, Cuthbert. (editor).: The living Doric. Dyce, Charles Murray Memorial Trust, 1985. First edition. 8vo, pp.119, [1], pictorial stiff wrappers, vg. £10
Graham, Dougall.: The Collected Writings of Dougal Graham, "Skellat" Bellman of Glasgow. Together with a biographical and bibliographical introduction, and a sketch of the Chap Literature of Scotland. By George MacGregor. 2 vols. Glasgow, Thomas D. Morison, for Subscribers and Private Circulation,1883. Limited edition 250 copies 8vo, pp.273; 289, titles in red and black, woodcut frontis. to each volume, owner's signature, front hinges cracking but sound, light spotting to f.f.e.p. vol.I, blue cloth, minor wear to extremities, printed labels rubbed. £80
Graham, Henry Grey.: Scottish Men of Letters in the Eighteenth Century. London, Adam and Charles Black, 1908. 8vo, pp.xii, 441, 32 plates, occasional light marginal foxing, owner's signature, blue cloth gilt. £30
Graham, R.B. Cunningham.: Doughty deeds. An account of the life of Robert Graham of Gartmore, poet & politician, 1735-1797, drawn from his Letter-books & Correspondence. London, William Heinemann, 1925. First edition. 8vo, pp.xv, 205, 8 plates, brown cloth gilt, vg. £15
Graham, R.B. Cunninghame. Simpson, Charles.: El Rodeo one hundred sketches made in the arena during the great international contest (1924)...with an introduction by R.B. Cunninghame Graham and descriptive letterpress by the artist. London, John Lane, 1925. First edition. 4to, pp.x, 174, illustrated in colour and b/w, printed copy of Will H. Ogilvie's "The True Sportsman" laid down on front pastedown, beige cloth lettered black and red, vg. Tipped in are A) The Official Programme & Souvenir for the First International Rodeo or Cowboy Championships Organised by Charles B. Cochran. June 14th to 28th, 1924...in the Stadium at the British Empire Exhibition, Wembley, 8vo, pp.16, illustrated B) Programme for the same, Tuesday Evening, June 17th, 1924, 8vo, pp.4, listing events and competitors C) Programme for Wild West Exhibition, single sheet recto only, listing 25 acts £125
Grant, Anne, Mrs.: Poems on Various Subjects. Edinburgh, Printed for the Author by J. Moir...1803. First edition. 8vo, pp.[1] - 10, 17 - 447, untrimmed, early owner's signature, title and dedication leaf dust-soiled at lower edge but text otherwise clean throughout, rebound in cream cloth-backed grey boards, printed paper label. Page 17 immediately follows p.10, it having been presumed when the Poems were sent to press that the preliminary matter would occupy 16 pp. The author's first book, her Letters from the Mountains bringing her fame a few years later. A key book in the romantic movement in poetry in Scotland. £100
Grant, James Shaw.: A price on his tongue. Stornoway, Stornoway Gazette Ltd., n.d. White Heather Festival Plays Series. 8vo, pp.16, self-wrappered, vg. A one act play centred on John Macphee, the last Gaelic-speaking crofter. £10
Gray, Alexander.: Selected Poems. Edited by Maurice Lindsay. Glasgow, William MacLellan, n.d. Poetry Scotland Series. First edition. 8vo, pp.54, d/w. £20
Gray, Alasdair.: 1982 Janine. London, Jonathan Cape, 1984. First edition. 8vo, pp.345, owner's surname to front free endpaper, d/w, vg. £35
Gray, Alasdair.: Independence. Why Scots should rule Scotland. Edinburgh, Canongate, 1992. First edition. 8vo, pp.64, pbk., vg. £20
Gray, Alasdair.: Lanark a life in four books. Edinburgh, Canongate Publishing, 1981. First edition. 8vo, pp.[viii], 560, [2], illustrated, dustwrapper with a tiny tear to head of spine, otherwise an excellent copy signed by the author to front free endpaper and dated 27 February 1981. £350
Gray, Alasdair.: Lanark. New York, George Braziller Inc., 1985. First American edition. 8vo, pp.560, [2], d/w, superb copy. £125
Gray, Alasdair.: McGrotty and Ludmilla or The Harbinger report. Glasgow, Dog and Bone Press, 1990. First edition. 8vo, pp.132, pbk., vg. £10
Gray, Alasdair.: Old negatives: four verse sequences. London, Jonathan Cape,1989. First edition. 8vo, pp.67, illustrated, pbk., vg. £20
Gray, Alasdair.: Something leather. London, Jonathan Cape, 1990. First edition. 8vo, pp.252, owner's signature, d/w, vg. £15
Gray, Alasdair.: The arts of Alasdair Gray. Edited by Robert Crawford and Thom Nairn. Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 1991. First edition. 8vo, pp.218, illustrated, single name owner's inscription, pbk., g+. £20
Gray, Alasdair.: The book of prefaces. A short history of literate thought in words by great writers of four nations from the 7th to the 20th century. Edited & glossed by Alasdair Gray Mainly. London and New York, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2000. First edition. 8vo, pp.640, printed in red and black, illustrated, from drawings by the author, errata card, silk ribbon marker, pictorial blue endpapers, d/w, vg+. £20
Gray, Alasdair.: The fall of Kelvin Walker. Edinburgh, Canongate, 1985. First edition. 8vo, pp.144, d/w, vg. £15
Gray, Alasdair.: Unlikely stories, mostly. Harmondsworth, Penguin Books Ltd., 1984. First edition thus. 8vo, pp. [xvi], 271, [9], illustrated, pbk., inscribed to front free endpaper "To Juliet from Alasdair Gray 2 May", vg. First published by Canongate in 1983. "...there is no ignoring Alasdair Gray's Unlikely Stories, Mostly. It is a playful title, but a magnificent collection." Fiona Fullerton, The Bookseller. £30
Gray, Alexander.: Any man's life: a book of poems. Oxford: Basil Blackwell,1924. First edition. 8vo, pp.104, free endpapers toned, tan boards, green printed paper label, vg. £25
Gray, Alexander.: Four-and-forty. A selection of Danish ballads preserved in Scots. Edinburgh, The University Press, 1954. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxxi, 184, illustrated by George Mackie who also designed the very attractive d/w, vg+. £10
Gray, Alexander.: Selected poems of Alexander Gray. Edited by Maurice Lindsay. Glasgow, William MacLellan, n.d. First edition. Poetry Scotland Series. 8vo, pp.54, d/w, vg+. £20
Gray, John G. and Charles J. Smith.: A walk on the Southside in the footsteps of Robert Burns. Edinburgh, n.d. 8vo, pp.iii, 38, illustrated, pict. stiff wrappers. £10
Gray, John.: The Butterfly. a humorous and artistic monthly. May - October 1893. Edited by L. Raven-Hill and Arnold Goldsworthy. London, Walter Haddon, 1893. One of " a limited number of bound copies ". Tall narrow 8vo, pp.384, illustrated, beige cloth elaborately decorated in gilt to a design by Edgar Wilson, t.e.g., a few spots but otherwise an unusually fine copy. John Gray contributes 4 items. A further 4 issues appeared in 1894. £200
Gray, John.: The Kiss. Translated from the French of Theodore de Banville. Edinburgh, The Tragara Press, 1983. Limited edition145. 8vo, pp.21, original printed wrappers with label. £20
Gray, Sir Alexander.: Sir Halewyn. Examples in European balladry and folk song. Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1949. First edition. 8vo, pp.vii, 87, [1], interesting manuscript note to verso of title [copied by someone from the original copy I sold some years ago] "From TLs in pres. copy to Duncan / Mary Adam 27/11/52 "Herewith a "Sir Halewyn", his fingers dripping with the blood of virgins. But though you think you may like Sir Halewyn, the one you will really like is "The Fine Fechtin Moose" (p.50) and it will interest you all the more because - so, I am credibly informed - it corresponds to the mores of the aborigines of Buchan", bookplate of H.A. Taylor, d/w chipped, vg. £20
Green, Peter.: Kenneth Grahame 1859 - 1932. A study of his life, work and times. London, John Murray, 1959. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 400, 22 plates, owner's signature, d/w, vg. £15
Grieve, C.M. (editor).: Northern numbers; being representative selections from certain living Scottish . Second series. Edinburgh & London, T.N. Foulis, 1921. First edition. 8vo, pp.142, [2], , narrow strip of toning to free endpapers, owner's signature, cloth-backed boards in d/w with a couple of chips, vg. £35
Grieve, C.M. (editor).: Northern numbers; being representative selections from certain living Scottish poets. First and second series bound in one. Edinburgh & London, T.N. Foulis, 1920, 1921. 8vo, pp.130; 142, [2], cloth-backed boards, vg. £50
Grieve, C.M.. (editor).: Northern numbers; being representative selections from certain living Scottish poets. Second Series. Edited by C.M. Grieve. Edinburgh & London, T.N. Foulis, 1921. First edition. 8vo, pp.142, [2], owner's signature, original printed wrappers, minor wear to extremities, vg. £30
Guild, J. Wyllie.: Catalogue of the very extensive and valuable library formed by J. Wyllie Guild, Esq., 17 Park Terrace, Glasgow...and the Mary Stuart Collection. Edinburgh, T. Chapman & Son, 1888. pp.194, [1], lacks lower wrapper. Conducted over ten days, the sale comprised 3640 lots. £15
Gunn, Neil M.: Blood hunt. London, Faber and Faber Ltd., 1952. First edition. 8vo, pp.250, light foxing to edges, price-clipped d/w, g+ £25
Gunn, Neil M. McCulloch, Margery.: The novels of Neil M. Gunn a critical study. Edinburgh, Scottish Academic Press, 1987. First edition. 8vo, pp.192, d/w, near fine. £15
Gunn, Neil M. Bruce, George and Ian S. Monro.: Two essays. Neil Miller Gunn by George Bruce and James Leslie Mitchell Lewis Grassic Gibbon by Ian S. Monro. Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, 1971. 8vo, pp.16, wrappers, vg. Issued to accompany a joint exhibition in the N.L.S. £10
Gunn, Neil M. Caird, J.B.: Neil Gunn. Novelist of the north. Wick, Caithness County Council, n.d. 8vo, pp.16, wrappers, vg +. £5
Gunn, Neil M. Lauder, Sir Thomas Dick.: Highland legends. Two volumes in one. London: Hamilton, Adams & Co., 1880. 8vo, pp.392, bookplate, green cloth gilt, minor wear to extremities, vg. Inscribed to front free endpaper "To Neil Gunn from Gordon Bottomley 10th October, 1942." £20
Gunn, Neil.: Storm and precipice and other pieces. London, Faber and Faber Ltd, 1942. First edition. 8vo, pp.159, [1], owner's signature, d/w with all corners clipped, vg. £20
Gunn, Neil.: The atom of delight. London, Faber and Faber, 1956. First edition. 8vo, pp.304, owner's label to free endpaper, second issue pale green boards, d/w with small chip to head of spine, vg. £25
Gunn, Neil.: The key of the chest. London, Faber and Faber,1945. First edition. 8vo, pp.262, d/w chipped at spine ends, g+. £10
Gunn, Neil.: The other landscape. London, Faber and Faber, 1954. First edition. 8vo, pp.318, d/w with tiny chips to corners and spine ends, vg. £25
Gunn, Neil.: The shadow. London, Faber and Faber, 1948. First edition. 8vo, pp.240, owner's inscription, price-clipped d/w a trifle dusty with minor corner wear, g. £10
Gunn, Neil.: The silver bough. London, Faber and Faber, 1948. First edition. 8vo, pp.328, light toning of front endpapers, d/w clipped at one corner front and rear, minor corner wear, faint trace of label removed from front panel, g+. £15
Gunn, Neil.: The white hour and other stories. London, Faber and Faber Ltd., 1950. First edition. 8vo, pp.285, [1], owner's signature, price-clipped d/w,. £25
Gunn, Neil.: Young Art and Old Hector. London, Faber and Faber Limited, 1942. First edition. 8vo, pp.255, [1], d/w dust -marked with short splits to head of spine and with all corners clipped, g. £10
Haliburton, Hugh.: Furth in field. A volume of essays on the life language and literature of old Scotland. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1894. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 280, red cloth gilt, spine sunned. £15
Hall, Agnes.: Who will open instead? Dunfermline, H.T. Macpherson, 1954. First edition. 8vo, pp.58, owner's signature, d/w, vg. £15
Hamilton, Janet.: Poems, Essays, and Sketches. Glasgow, James Maclehose, 1870. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiv, [15] - 400, portrait frontis., a.e.g., green cloth gilt. £15
Hamilton, W.H.: Gauldry and other verses. St. Andrews, J. & G. Innes, 1920. First edition. 8vo, pp.20, wrappers dust-soiled. £15
Hamilton, William, of Bangour.: Poems on Several Occasions. Edinburgh, W. Gordon, 1760, First Authorized edition. 8vo, pp. vi, [iv], 262, engraved portrait frontispiece, contemporary speckled calf, red label, excellent. ESTC T115286. Bookplate of John Kinloch of Killrie. A staunch Jacobite, Hamilton spent most of his time in France after the '45. His poems first appeared in a surreptitious Foulis Press edition edited by Adam Smith in 1748. £400
Hanley, Cliff.: A Skinful of Scotch with drawings by Hartley Ramsay. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1965. First edition. 8vo, pp.174, d/w, presentation copy inscribed "To Kenneth Cameron [McKellar] with very happy memories of a swinging "65" season Janet Beattie", with McKellar's stamp. A selection of hilarious stories told in the writer's inimitable style and evocatively illustrated. £30
Harper, Malcolm McL.: Crockett and Grey Galloway. The Novelist and his Works. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1907. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 184, 39 ills., dec. grey cloth. £30
Harvey, John.: The Life of Robert Bruce, King of Scots, a Poem. Edinburgh, printed by John Catanach in Waristons Closs opposite to the Luckenbooths, 1729. First edition. 4to, pp. [xviii], 232, subscribers' list, occasional dust-soiling, expert archival repair to tear to pp.27 & 29, later half calf scuffed, marbled boards, spine lettered gilt direct. Lacking the title page but with the full details reproduced in a contemporary hand on the integral preliminary blank. Pencil note of provenance Whiteford Mckenzie sale. Foxon H102; ESTC146530. "I do not pretend, in the following Sheets, to present the Reader with an Epic Poem. All I presume is, That I have wrote something in Imitation of one...(Preface). £125
Hay, Deorsa Caimbeal.: Fuaran sleibh dain agus orain le...with English translations by the author. Glaschu, Uilleam Mac Gill' Fhaolain, [1947]. First edition. 8vo, pp.66, light toning of free endpapers, d/w, vg+. George Campbell Hay (1915 - 1984) was born in Kintyre, the only son of novelist John MacDougall Hay. He was awarded a scholarship to Fettes College(which he despised) and went on to study at Oxford University. As a Scottish Nationalist he was opposed to the Second World War and hid out in the hills of Argyll to avoid conscription but was eventually arrested and, after a brief imprisonment, changed his stance and joined the R.A.O.C. with whom he saw service in North Africa, Italy and Greece. £45
Hay, George Campbell.: Wind on Loch Fyne. Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1948. First edition. 8vo, pp viii, 80, d/w with small chips to spine ends, vg. £25
Hayward, Margaret D.: Further Sketches by a Scottish Borderer. Edinburgh, Andrew Elliot, 1933, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.157, illustrated, d/w. £20
Henderson, Andrew.: Scottish Proverbs, collected and arranged by Andrew Henderson. With an introduction by W. Motherwell. Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1832. First edition. 8vo, pp.lxxxviii, 254, 6 plates, bookplate, marbled endpapers and edges, half green calf lightly rubbed at extremities, pebbled green cloth, red leather label, vg. £45
Henderson, Hamish.: Alias MacAlias. Writings on songs, folk and literature. Edinburgh, Polygon, 1992. First edition. 8vo, pp.[xvi], 331 [1], illustrated, large pbk., vg. £15
Henderson, Hamish.: Elegies for the dead in Cyrenaica. Introduction by Sorley Maclean. Edinburgh, EUSPB, [1977]. 8vo, pp. 69, [1], owner's signature, printed stiff wrappers slightly dusty at edges, vg. £10
Hennessy, James Pope.: Robert Louis Stevenson. London, Jonathan Cape, 1974. First edition. 8vo, pp.278, illustrated, d/w. £20
Henryson, Robert.: Poems. Selected and edted with an introduction, notes, and glossary by Charles Elliott. Oxford, At the Clarendon Press, 1963. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxvi, 184, frontis., d/w, signature of Tom Scott. £15
Henryson, Robert.: Selected poems: edited and with an introduction and notes by W.R.J. Barron. Manchester, Carcanet, 1991. 8vo, pp.125, [1], pbk., vg. £10
Henryson, Robert.: The Poems and Fables of Robert Henryson Schoolmaster of Dunfermline. Edited from the earliest manuscripts and printed texts by H. Harvey Wood. Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1933. First edition. 8vo, pp.xliii, 304, 4 plates, red cloth, printed paper label. £30
Herdman, John.: Imelda and other stories. Edinburgh, Polygon, 1993. First edition. 8vo, pp.[viii], 179, [1], pbk., vg. £10
Hill, Thomas: Marmion travestied; a tale of modern times. By Peter Pry, Esq. London, Printed by G. Hazard...for Thomas Tegg, 1809. First edition. 8vo, pp.xix, 277, original blue paper boards, printed paper label, small chips to spine ends, minor corner wear, lower joints split but essentially a very good tight copy. £100
Hind, Archie.: The Dear Green Place. London, New Authors Limited, 1966. First edition. 8vo, pp.229, [3], d/w, vg+. "With encouragement now Mr Hind might well become an important writer...I think this novel is a valuable contribution to Scottish literature, and is a fine portrayal of Glasgow and Glasgow working class life today." (Hugh MacDiarmid on reading the novel in manuscript). £30
Hislop, Alexander.: The Proverbs of Scotland with explanatory and illustrative notes and a glossary. Edinburgh, E.& S. Livingstone, n.d. Third edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 13-367, occasional fingering, hinges strengthened, green cloth gilt, minor wear to corners, g+. £30
Hogg, James.: Mador of the Moor; a poem. Edinburgh, Printed for William Blackwood : and John Murray...London, 1816. First edition. 8vo, pp.140, [4, ads. dated Feb.1816], light foxing to advertisement leaves, e.p.'s renewed, period boards, printed paper label. £90
Hogg, James.: The Mountain Bard; consisting of Ballads and Songs, founded on facts and legendary tales. Edinburgh: Printed by J. Ballantyne and Co. for Arch. Constable and Co. Edinburgh, and John Murray, London. 1807. First edition. 12mo, pp.xxiv, 202, edges uncut, dust-soiled and fingered, biographical clipping laid down on f.f.e.p., contemporary half morocco rubbed at extremities, signatures of Thomas Hope and William Deans to title with date 17/5/59, bookplate of William Armstrong, £100
Hogg, James.: The Pilgrims of the Sun; a poem. London, Printed for John Murray... and William Blackwood...Edinburgh, 1815. First edition. 8vo, pp.[vi],148, [2], light scattered foxing to first gathering, rebound in modern boards. Bound in at the rear is a 12pp. Simpkin and Marshall catalogue. £80
Hogg, Rev. David.: The Life of Allan Cunningham with selections from his works and correspondence. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1875. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 373, additional vignette title, 2 plates, blue cloth gilt. £35
Home, John.: Douglas. A tragedy. Edinburgh, The Galliard. Festival Souvenir Number, 1950. 4to, pp.24, xvi [ full acting text ], illustrated, original pict. wrappers. Includes an article by Sybil Thorndike " Why we chose the play " which was staged by the Citizens Theatre and produced by Hugh Casson. £10
Humphris, Edith and Douglas Sladen..: Adam Lindsay Gordon and his friends in England and Australia. London, Constable & Co., Ltd., 1912. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxxii, 464, 53 ills., blue cloth gilt, spine sunned. £35
Hutchison, Alison. (editor).: Corrie and Cardenden. Edinburgh, The Workers' Educational Association, 1986. First edition. 8vo, pp.32, illustrated, pict. stiff wrappers. Recollections of local poet and playwright Joe Corrrie who started work at Dundonal pit-head in 1908 aged 14. £10
Hutchison, Stewart.: Scully's lugs. Edinburgh, Chambers, 1979. First edition. 8vo, pp.231, d/w. Joint winner of the 1977 Chambers Award for Fiction. £15
Imrie, Dan. (compiler).: Scottish Mining Poetry. Volume 1. Illustrations by Gwen Dick. Printed by Atprint Ltd., Glenrothes, n.d. 8vo, pp.20, pict. stiff wrappers. Poems of the Fife mines by those who worked there. £8
Irving, Joseph.: A Lennox Garland: gleaned from divers fields of Scottish poesy. Printed for J.I., at the Cross of Dumbarton, in this present year MDCCCLX. [Reissue by Kerr & Richardson, Glasgow, 1873]. Limited edition 150. 8vo, pp.xv, 30, e..'s toned, pebbled wine cloth gilt. Originally issued in an edition of 50 copies in 1860. £50
Jack, R.D.S.: The Road to The Never Land. A Reassessment of J.M. Barrie's Dramatic Art. Aberdeen, Aberdeen University Press, 1991. First edition. 8vo, pp.304, 8 plates, d/w. £20
Jackson, John.: The History of the Scottish Stage, from its first establishment to the present time; with a distinct narrative of some recent theatrical transactions. The whole necessarily interspersed with memoirs of his own life. Edinburgh, printed for Peter Hill, and G.G. and J. Robinson, London, 1793. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 424, 46, errata leaf bound at rear, lacks half-title, half calf, marbled paper sides, joints cracked, hinges strengthened, contemporary signature of W. Chisholme to title, text crisp and clean, vg. Lowe, Arnott and Robinson, 1847. Jackson provides an eye-witness account of the events leading up to the birth of the legal theatre in Scotland from which dispute David Ross emerged victorious to become the first manager of the Edinburgh Theatre Royal and from whom Jackson acquired the patent in 1781. £250
Jacob, Violet,: Bonnie Joan and other poems. London, John Murray, 1927. 8vo, pp.viii, 56, blue cloth gilt, spine lightly sunned, vg. First published in 1921. £10
Jacob, Violet.: Northern lights and other poems. London, John Murray, 1927. First edition. 8vo, pp.44, free endpapers toned, blue cloth gilt, spine lightly sunned, vg. £20
Jacob, Violet.: The Scottish poems of Violet Jacob. Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd Ltd. 1944. First edition. 8vo, pp.96, blue cloth gilt, vg. £25
James I, King.: Poetical Remains of James the First King of Scotland. Edinburgh: Printed for J. and E. Balfour, 1783. 8vo in 4's, pp.246, occasional light dust-soiling, later half calf, marbled paper sides, black morocco label, owners' signatures. £60
James I, King.: The Works of James I, King of Scotland. Containing The King's Quair, Christis Kirk of the Grene, and Peblis to the Play. Perth: Printed by R. Morison, Junior, for R. Morison and Son...and sold by G.G.J. and J. Robinson...London, 1786. 12mo, pp.[x], iv,121, [1], 2 engraved plates; period sheep, joints cracked but sound, front hinge strengthened, small chip to spine. Carnie p.21. The first volume in a proposed seven volume series titled The Scottish Poets which aimed to provide a "cheap, uniform, well-edited and easily accessible edition of the national poets. " (op.cit.). As far as is known, the series was not completed, no volume containing the works of Michael Bruce having ever appeared. £60
James V. Two Ancient Scottish Poems; The Gaberlunzie-Man, and Christ's Kirk on the Green.: With notes and observations. By John Callander, Esq. of Craigforth. Edinburgh, Printed by J. Robertson, 1782. 8vo in 4's, pp.193, [1], p.193 mis-numbered 179, half calf rubbed, marbled paper boards, red morocco label, signature of W. Sheepshanks, May 2nd 1787. Both poems are attributed to James V though Christ's Kirk has also been attributed to James I. £125
Jamieson, John.: A Dictionary of the Scottish Language. Abridged by John Johnstone. Edinburgh, William Tait, 1846. 8vo, pp. xvi, 775, [1], [13], frontis. portrait (foxed), green cloth, spine sunned, green label. £48
Jeans, Thomas.: The Tommiebeg Shootings; or, a Moor in Scotland. London, Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1860. 8vo, pp.424, illustrated , prelim. and terminal blanks spotted, half vellum, marbled boards, black morocco label. £45
Jeffrey, William.: Fantasia written in an industrial town. London, Cranley & Day, 1933. First edition. 8vo, pp.93, e.p.'s lightly toned, d/w darkened, rubbed and chipped at extremities, g. £20
Jeffryes, A.E.W.: Plays for the young. [cover title]. Cloth-bound typescript, rectos only, of 4 plays written "for the express use of a class of young children belonging to the High Elementary School, Kirkcaldy, in which my son was a scholar." A The plays are The Sleeping Beauty; A Midsummer Night's Dream. A version for the children; Circe and Ulysses; Claudius of Pompeii, the last 2 dated 1917 and 1918. £50
John Maclean and: Scottiish independence. [S.l], The John Maclean Society, [c.1970]. 8vo, pp.20, stapled, portrait wrapper, vg. Scarce.Contents comprise Foreword by Thurso Berwick [Maurice Blythman], The ballant o John Maclean by Sidney (sic) Goodsir Smith, John Maclean the ghost from the past by Jim Fyfe, John Maclean & Scottish independence by Nan Maclean Milton (his daughter), On John Maclean by John Kincaid, and John Maclean (1879 - 1923) by Hugh MacDiarmid. £40
Johnson, Joseph.: George MacDonald. A Biographical and Critical Appreciation. London, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 1906. First edition. 8vo, pp.ix, 302, portrait frontispiece, wine cloth gilt, vg. £30
Johnson, Samuel.: A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. London, Printed for A. Strachan; and T. Cadell. in the Strand, 1775. First edition. 8vo, pp.[iv], 384, cancels at D8 and U4, 12 line errata, rebound in full panelled green calf, raised bands ruled gilt, wine label, owner's signature, light discolouration to title-page with small piece chipped from lower outer edge, small light stain to B4, B5 creased, light foxing to terminal leaf of text and errata leaf, otherwise a fresh, clean copy. £350
Johnstone, Arthur.: Recollections of Robert Louis Stevenson in the Pacific. London, Chatto & Windus, 1905. First edition. 8vo, pp.xix, 329, frontis., facsimile letter, e.p's tanned, light fore-edge spotting, e.p.'s tanned, blue cloth. £20
Kelly, Mrs. Tom. (editor).: A Leddy in Her Ain Richt. A Brief Romance compiled from an unfinished manuscript by the late Robert Graeme for many years secretary and librarian at the Castle of Karmore and edited by Mrs. Tom Kelly. London: Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 1897 First edition. 8vo, pp.291, [4, reviews and publishers' advert.], portrait frontis., owner's inscription, blue cloth gilt, lightly rubbed, minor wear to spine ends, front hinge cracked but sound and tight. £30
Kelman, James.: Hardie and Baird & other plays. London, Secker & Warburg, 1991. First edition thus. 8vo, pp.180, pbk., vg. Issued in hardback and paperback in the same year. £10
Kelman, James.: How late it was, how late. London, Secker & Warburg, 1994. 8vo, pp.374, faint discolouration to page edges, d/w, vg. Reprinted twice in the year of publication. £10
Kelman, James.: Not not while the giro and oither stories. Edinburgh, Polygon Books, 1983. First edition thus. 8vo, pp.207, [1], pbk., vg. inscribed to title "March 83 to W S Graham with great regard from Jim Kelman." £45
Kelman, James.: Not not while the giro and other stories. Edinburgh, Polygon Books, 1983. First edition thus. 8vo, pp.207, pbk., vg. Issued in hardback and paperback in the same year. £20
Kelman, James.: Not not while the giro. London, Minerva, 1989. Reprint. 8vo, pp.207, [1], pbk., vg. £10
Kelman, James.: The burn. London, Secker & Warburg, 1991. First edition. 8vo, pp.244, d/w, vg+. £20
Kelman, James.: The busconductor Hines. London, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1985. First edition thus. 8vo, pp.237, pbk., vg. Originally published in hardback by Polygon in 1984. £10
Kemp, Robert.: The King of Scots. Dunfermline, The Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, 27th August to 8th September, 1951, in the nave of Dunfermline Abbey. Single sheet folded. programme, vg. £8
Kemp, Robert.: The malacca cane. London, Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., 1954. First edition. 8vo, pp.167, pict. d/w by Helen Monro with two small chips to front panel, g+. £15
Kemp, Robert.: The Saxon saint. Dunfermline, The Carnegie Dunfermline Trustees, 29th August - 10th September 1949. Single sheet folded programme, vg. The first performance of Kemp's play about St. Margaret staged in the nave of Dunfermline Abbey under the direction of John Casson. £10
Kerr, R. Watson.: Annus mirabilis or The ascension of Jimmie Broon. Edinburgh, Porpoise Press Broadsheet ten. May, 1924. First edition, 8vo, pp.8, printed wrappers, vg. £30
Kerr, R. Watson.: The Polite Educator. Political Satires. Edinburgh, Porpoise Press Second Series, Broadsheet 4, September, 1925. 8vo, pp.8, original wrappers, sgd. copy. £20
Kesson, Jessie.: The Jessie Kesson omnibus. London, Chatto & Windus, 1991. First edition. 8vo, pp.497, inscribed on title: " - The Turner Grandhildren - Jessie Kesson, - August 21st 1991 - ", d/w, vg+.. £30
Kesson, Jessie.: The White Bird Passes. London, Chatto and Windus,1958. First edition. 8vo, pp.159, d/w, vg. £30
Knox, James.: Airdrie Bards Past and Present. Airdrie, Baird & Hamilton, 1930. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 349, e.p.'s lightly toned, red cloth gilt. £25
Laing, David. (editor).: Select Remains of the Ancient Popular and Romance Poetry of Scotland. Re-edited with memorial introduction and additions by John Small. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1885. Large 8vo, pp.xxxviii, 412, portrait frontis., e.p.'s toned, pict. green cloth gilt. £60
Lane, Jane.: Fortress in the Forth. London, Andrew Dakers Limited, 1950. First edition. 8vo, pp.261, pictorial endpapers, red cloth gilt. A tale of four Jacobite prisoners imprisoned on the Bass Rock 1691 - 1693. £10
Lang, Andrew, (editor).: The True Story Book. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1893. Second edition. 8vo, pp.xv, 337, tissue-guarded frontispiece, numerous illustrations, owner's signature, all edges gilt, pictorial blue cloth gilt, minor wear to extremities, vg. £20
Lang, Andrew.: Border Ballads with an introductory essay by Andrew Lang and twelve etchings by C.O. Murray. London: Lawence and Bullen, 1895. Limited edition 750 copies. 4to, pp.xxv, [iiii], 87, [1], 12 tissue-guarded plates, one leaf carelessly opened, wine cloth gilt. £50
Lang, Andrew. (editor).: The Arabian Nights Entertainments. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1898. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 424, tissue-guarded frontispiece, numerous illustrations, all edges gilt, pictorial blue cloth gilt, minor wear to extremities, vg. £125
Lang, Andrew. (editor).: The Red Romance Book. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1905. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 372, tissue-guarded coloured frontispiece, 7 other coloured plates and numerous illustrations by H.J. Ford, pictorial endpapers, all edges gilt, pictorial red cloth gilt, minor wear to extremities, vg. £150
Lapierre, Alexandra.: Fanny Stevenson. Muse, Adventuress and Romantic Enigma. Translated from the French by Carol Cosman. London, Fourth Estate, 1995. First edition. 8vo, pp.[xvi], 556, illustrated, owner's signature, d/w. £20
Lauder, Sir Thomas Dick.: The Wolfe of Badenoch. A Historical Romance of the Fourteenth Century. London: Hamilton, Adams & Co., 1886. Complete unabridged edition. 8vo, pp.627, [1], bookplate, vg. £15
Lawson, Alexander. (editor).: The Kingis Quair and the Quare of Jealusy. London, Adam and Charles Black, 1910. First edition. 8vo, pp.cv, 169, 6 plates, owner's signature, blue cloth gilt, rubbed. £25
Lendrum, Lesley.: Neil Munro: The Biography. Colonsay, House of Lochar, 2004. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 304, illustrated, d/w, vg. Written by Munro's grand-daughter, this is"the first study of the man and his background - the "old" Gaelic world of his native Argyllshire and the "modern" world of his successful journalism..." (sleeve note}. £15
Lennox, Cuthbert.: George Douglas Brown author of The House with the Green Shutters a biographical memoir . London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1903. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiv, 248, red cloth gilt, lightly rubbed at joints. £30
Leonard, Tom. (editor).: Radical Renfrew. Poetry from the French Revolution to the First Word War by poets born, or sometime resident in, the County of Renfrewshire. Edinburgh, Polygon, 1990. First edition 8vo, pp.xli, [i], 382, d/w, sgd. copy. £30
Letham, E.H.: Burns and Tarbolton. Kilmarnock, D. Brown & Co., 1900. First edition. 8vo, pp.[iv],131, [1], frontis., e.p.'s lightly toned, owner's inscription, green cloth. £20
Letley, Emma.: From Galt to Douglas Brown. Nineteenth-Century Fiction and Scots Language. Edinburgh, Scottish Academic Press, 1988. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiv, 351, d/w. £15
Lindsay, Lady.: From a Venetian Balcony and other poems of Venice and the near lands. Pen sketches by Clara Montalba. London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co. Ltd., 1903. First edition. 8vo, pp.66, [1], 8 plates, green calf gilt, spine ends chipped but an attractive item. £20
Lindsay, Maurice and Fred Urquhart. (editors).: No Scottish twilight. New Scottish short stories. Glasgow, William MacLellan, 1947. First edition. 8vo, pp.167, d/w, vg. £20
Lindsay, Maurice.: Ode for St Andrew's Night and other poems. Edinburgh, New Alliance Publications Ltd., 1951. First edition. 8vo, pp.32, light foxing of endpapers, d/w with a couple of tiny nicks, signed copy, g+. £15
Lindsay, Maurice. (editor).: Poetry Scotland. Third collection - July 1946. Glasgow, William Maclellan, 1946. 8vo, pp.66, [2], bookplate of H.A. Taylor, d/w with a number of small chips, vg. £20
Lindsay, Maurice. (editor). Hugh MacDiarmid (guest editor).: Poetry Scotland number one. Edinburgh, Serif Books, 1949. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 46, d/w, spine lightly sunned, signed by MacDiarmid to title, vg. £30
Lindsay, Sir David.: Ane Satyre of the Thrie Estaits. Edited by James Kinsley. London, Cassell and Company Limited, 1954. First edition. 8vo, pp.236, d/w, vg. £15
Linklater, Eric.: Fanfare for a Tin Hat. A third essay in autobiography. London, Macmillan, 1970. First edition. 8vo, pp.328, 10 plates, traces of bookplate to f.f.e.p., green cloth gilt. Chapters 6 - 9 deal with Linklater's military experiences as a private in the Black Watch and, later, sergeant in the [Aberdeen] University Company of the 4th Gordon Highlanders. £20
Linklater, Eric.: Mary Queen of Scots. London, Peter Davies Limited, 1934. Fourth impression. 8vo, pp.160, partly unopened,12 plates, red cloth gilt, signed presentation copy with tipped in ALs to un-named recipient "I congratulate you on your profession. Book-selling is infinitely more humane than chartered accounting." Stromness, [1940]. £30
Linklater, Eric.: The Merry Muse. London, Jonathan Cape, 1959. First edition. 8vo, pp.317, [1], d/w with a couple of small chips. The discovery of hitherto unknown erotic poems by Robert Burns has Edinburgh society in a spin. £10
Linskill, W.T.: St. Andrews ghost stories. St. Andrews, J. & G. Innes, [1973]. Twelfth edition. 8vo, pp.87, [1], name blacked out to title, pict. wrappers. £10
Linskill, W.T.: The strange story of St. Andrews haunted tower. s.l., s.n., n.d. 8vo, pp.31, wrappers, staples rusted. The story first appeared in the "St. Andrews Citizen" in 1925. £10
Lochhead, Liz.: Dreaming Frankenstein & Collected poems. Edinburgh, Polygon Books, 1984. First edition.. 8vo, pp.159, [1], pbk., vg. £10
Lochhead, Marion.: The renaissance of wonder in children'ls literature. Edinburgh, Canongate, 1977. First edition. 8vo, pp.169, tail-pieces by James Hutcheson, d/w, near fine. Traces the development of fantasy and faery in children's literature from George MacDonald to Tolkien and his successors, including an analysis of George Mackay Brown's The vanishing islands and The seal king (pp.146-148). £5
Lockhart, J.G.: Ancient Spanish Ballads Historical and Romantic. Edinburgh, William Blackwood, and London, T. Cadell, 1823, 1st ed. 4to, pp.xxvii ,[i], 209, [1], half-title, engraved title by W.H. Lizars slightly stained, but not unsightly, quarter roan, marbled paper sides, small chip to head-cap, joints cracking but sound, minor corner wear, text crisp and clean. £95
Lockhart, J.G.: Songs of the Edinburgh Squadron. Edinburgh, Printed by Thomas Allan and Co., 1839. First edition. 8vo, pp.36, stitched, early drab wrappers. £75
Logan, John.: Poems, by the Rev. Mr. Logan, one of the Ministers of Leith. London: Printed for T. Cadell...1781. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 118, occasional dust-soiling and fingering, booksellers' catalogue slips laid down on half-title, early library stamp to title; tree calf, rebacked, paper label. This collection in fact includes several poems which were the work of Michael Bruce, who died in 1767, the most famous of which is his Ode to the Cuckoo, here published for the first time. Although he mentioned in his Preface that some of the poems were by Bruce, Logan clearly hoped to have this piece credited to himself. The ensuing controversy, however, led eventually to its being justly recognised as the work of " the Gentle Poet of Loch Leven, while Logan subsequently took to drink and debauchery and was forced to leave for London where he died in obscurity. £120
Lorimer, William Laughton. (translator).: The New Testament in Scots. Edinburgh, for the Trustees of the W.L. Lorimer Memorial Trust Fund, 1983. 8vo, pp.xxv, 476, d/w. £15
Lyndsay, Sir David, of the Mount.: The satire of the three estates. The acting text prepared by Robert Kemp for Tyrone Guthrie's production at the Edinburgh Festival 1949. Edinburgh, The Scots Review, [ 1949]. 8vo, pp.vii, 59, original printed wrappers. £20
Lyndsay, Sir David, of the Mount. [Programme ].: The three estates. Edinburgh, The Assembly Hall., 1949. 8vo, pp.8, self-wrappered. The front cover reproduces the title page from the 1602 edition of Sir David Lindsay's Ane Pleasant Satyre of the Thrie Estaits published in Edinburgh by Robert Charteris. £20
M., S.R.: John Blak, Abbot of Dunfermline. (1353). [poetry]. Dunfermline, Journal Printing Works, 1907. First edition. 8vo, pp.35, [1], pres. copy, pict. blue cloth gilt. £20
Macarthur, Bessie J.: The Clan of Lochlann and Silis. Two Celtic plays. Edinburgh, W.M. Urquhart & Son, 1928. First edition. 8vo, pp.61, [1], signed presentation copy, pictorial d/w, vg+. The Clan of Lochlann was awarded the only prize in the Scots Radio Drama Competition, 1926 - 7 and was broadcast for the first time on 21st April 1927 by the Scottish National Players. £25
MacArthur, Bessie J.B.: From Daer Water. Poems in Scots and English. Dunfermline, H.T. MacPherson, 1962. First edition. 8vo, pp.63, price-clipped d/w, inscribed "For Mary Crawford with all good wishes from Bessie J.B. MacArthur.", vg. £20
MacArthur, Bessie. J.B.: And time moves on. West Linton, The Castlelaw Press, 1972. Signed limited edition 100 copies. 8vo, pp.17, [3], printed wrappers, vg. £20
MacArthur, Bessie. J.B.: Last leave. Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd, 1943. First edition. 8vo, pp.12, original pale blue wrappers with silvered lettering and R.A.F. wings, inscribed "For Duncan Remembering many happy times when we were all together. BJBMacA..", vg. £25
MacBeth, George.: Lecture to the Trainees. Oxford, Fantasy Press, 1962. First edition. 8vo, pp.24, [3], stapled, grey stiff wrappers lettered red, vg. £20
MacCaig, Norman.: A man in my position. London, Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1969. First edition. 8vo, pp.64, orange cloth gilt, vg+, front free endpaper with pencilled list in Alison Linklater's hand [unsigned] of 9 poems (not all by MacCaig) , headed Possible to Recite, opposite page number references; attached to the rear free endpaper is a manuscript copy of Autumn by Norman MacCaig in the poet's hand, in which the final line "the proletarian mud " differs from the printed version "the proletariat of mud." £100
MacCaig, Norman.: Riding Lights. Poems. London, The Hogarth Press, 1955. First edition. 8vo, pp.61, signed copy, d/w with chip to rear panel, vg. £35
MacCaig, Norman.: Rings on a tree. London, Chatto and Windus/ The Hogarth Press, 1968. First edition. 8vo, pp.62, orange cloth gilt, Alison Linklater's copy with her signature dated 1969, to front free endpaper and two pencilled quotations from the work "The moon at work / like Cinderella.../ in the cold kitchen of a sluttish cloud" (p.38) and "I admire the muscles of pigments / that can hold out a jar for years / without trembling" (p.60), vg. £30
MacCaig, Norman.: The poems of Norman MacCaig. Edited by Ewen MacCaig. Introduction by Alan Taylor. Edinburgh, Polygon, 2005. Reprinted with corrections. 8vo, pp.532, d/w with short closed tear to rear joint, vg. £15
MacCaig, Norman.: The Sinai sort. Poems by Norman MacCaig. London, The Hogarth Press, 1957. First edition. 8vo, pp. 62, d/w, vg+. £30
MacCaig, Norman.: The white bird. Chatto and Windus/The Hogarth Press, 1973. First edition. 8vo, pp.62, a few faint spots of foxing to edges, d/w, v.g. £35
MacCaig, Norman. (editor).: Honour'd shade. An anthology of new Scottish poetry to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Robert Burns. Edinburgh and London, W. & R. Chambers, 1959. First edition. 8vo, pp.136, signature and bookplate of H.A. Taylor, d/w, vg. £15
MacColla, Fionn.: Ane tryall of heretiks. (Presented by the Curetes as a dramatic dialogue at the 1962 Edinburgh Festival). Michael Slains, Old Castle, Slains, Collieston, Aberdeenshire, 1962. First edition. 8vo, pp.32, owner's signature, printed stiff wrappers a touch dusty to edges, vg. Scarce. Copac lists only Aberdeen, Edinburgh and NLS for this first edition and Oxford, TCD and BL for the 1963 edition."This is the second chapter of the novel set in the 16th century of which my book published separately as Scottish Noel was the first." (Foreword). Reprinted on pp.71 - 98 of At the sign of the clenched fist. £80
MacColla, Fionn.: At the sign of the clenched fist. Edinburgh, M. MacDonald, 1967. First edition. 8vo, p.204, corrigendum slip, d/w rubbed at spine ends and with a couple of small corner chips, vg. Tipped in is a letter from the author's daughter, Lesley MacDonald, Edinburgh, 9.10. 79., addressed Dear Colin [? Hamilton], responding to a request for copies of the book forwarded to her from the publisher. £25
MacColla, Fionn. [Tom MacDonald ].: Scottish Noel (1500's). Edinburgh, Castle Wynd Printers Ltd., [1958 ]. First edition. 8vo, pp.68, d/w, signed copy, vg+. MacColla envisaged an epic tale of sixteenth century Scotland of which The albannach and Ane tryall of heretiks represented the first two chapters. Unfortunately this magnum opus was unfinished at his death. £35
MacColla, Fionn. Morrison, David. (editor).: Essays on Fionn MacColla. Thurso, John Humphries, 1973. Limited edition 1000 copies. 8vo, pp.80, illustrated, pictorial stiff wrappers a touch dusty at edges else vg. Opens with an autobiographical contribution by MacColla titled Mein Bumpf followed by essays from J.B. Caird, Alan Bold, John Herdman, John L. Broom, Tom Scott and Francis Thompson with a check list by W.R. Aitken. £15
MacCrimmon, Patrick.: Deirdre. Preston, Akros Publications, 1971. First edition. Parklands Poets No.11. 8vo, pp.12, decorative wrappers, vg. £10
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: A clyack-sheaf. London, MacGibbbon and Kee, 1969. First edition. 8vo, pp.57, d/w, vg+. A collection omitted from the Collected poems published in America in 1962 which carried a statement to the effect that it contained all the poems MacDiarmid had considered worthy of retention. This note had actually been intended to refer to the considerably larger body of work submitted but was printed misleadingly with the final selection. £10
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: A drunk man looks at the thistle. [Edinburgh], The 200 Burns Club, 1962. Fourth edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 116, frontispiece portrait., d/w with a few small chips to spine ends and foot of front panel, g+. Published on MacDiarmid's 70th birthday with a new appendix by the author. £25
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: A drunk man looks at the thistle. An annotated edition edited by Kenneth Buthlay. Edinburgh, Scottish Academic Press, 1987. First edition. 8vo, pp.liv, 203, [1], pbk., vg+. £10
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: A drunk man looks at the thistle. Edited by John C. Weston. Amherst, The University of Massachusetts Press, 1971. 4to, pp.xiv, 122, portrait frontispiece by Rosalie Loveday, d/w rubbed at edges and with small chips at extremities, vg. £30
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: A lap of honour. London, MacGibbon and Kee, 1967. First edition. 8vo, pp.69, d/w, vg. A collection published to coincide with the poet's seventy-fifth birthday. £20
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Aesthetics in Scotland. Edited & Introduced by Alan Bold. Edinburgh, Mainstream Publishing, 1984. First edition. 8vo, pp.100, illustrated, d/w, vg+. £15
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Agenda. Double issue: Hugh MacDiarmid and Scottish poetry. Vol.5 No.4 - Vol.1 No. 6. London, Agenda,1967 - 8. 8vo, pp.110, [2], portrait stiff wrappers, owner's signature and label, vg. Edited by William Cookson in collaboration with Tom Scott., £20
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Akros. Special double Hugh MacDiarmid Issue. Volume 12 Numbers 34 - 35. Preston, Akros, August 1977. Large 8vo, pp.114, illustrated, portrait wrappers, vg. £20
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Akros. Special Hugh MacDiarmid Issue. Parts 1 & 2. Vol. 5 Nos.13 & 14. Preston, Akros Publications, 1970. 8vo, pp.80; 96, illustrated, portrait stiff wrappers, portrait wraparound band with small puncture to front joint, vg. £20
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Albyn or Scotland and the future. London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., 1927. First edition. 8vo, pp.95, 19, bookplate, maroon boards lightly rubbed, paper labels, vg. £40
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Annals of the five senses. The first collected work by Hugh MacDiarmid. Introduction by Alan Bold. Edinburgh, Polygon Books, 1983. First edition thus. 8vo, pp.165, d/w., vg+. A reprint to mark the sixtieth anniversary of MacDiarmid's first book which he claimed contained the main ideas of all his subsequent work. £10
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Chapman 22. Vol. V. No.4. Edinburgh, Chapman, 1978. 8vo, pp.52, stiff wrappers with image of Benno Schotz's bust of MacDiarmid, vg. Contains essays on MacDiarmid by Tom Scott, T.S. Law, J.B. Caird and Alan Bold, as well as poems by Tessa Stiven, Bill Tait, George Mackay Brown and Valerie Gillies amongst others. £10
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Contemporary Scottish studies. Edinburgh, The Scottish Educational Journal, n.d. 4to, pp.136, edges lightly tinged, d/w with scrape where label removed, not affecting image, and tea(?) stain to lower edge, signed to front free endpaper Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Grieve), g+ . A selection of these articles was published in book form in 1926 (see above) but the complete collection, along with the correspondence it evoked, is here re-issued for the first time, with a new introduction by MacDiarmid, to mark one hundred years of weekly publishing by the Educational Institute of Scotland. £30
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Contemporary Scottish studies. First series. London, Leonard Parsons, 1926. First edition. 8vo, pp.344, last page lightly toned, bookplate, blue cloth gilt, spine lightly sunned, vg. Alexander Scott's copy with his signature to front free endpaper. Under the general title "Contemporary Scottish studies" MacDiarmid contributed a controversial series of articles to the Scottish Educational Journal from 1925 onwards, some of which are here reprinted. A promised second series was never published. £50
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Cunninghame Grahame a centenary study. With a foreword by R.E. Muirhead. Glasgow, Caledonian Press, [1952]. First edition. 8vo, pp.40, free endpapers with strip of toning and traces of adhesive, d/w with small nick to head of spine, vg. £30
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: David Hume Scotland's greatest son a transcript of the lecture given at Edinburgh University April 1961. Edinburgh, The Paperback, 1961. First edition. Oblong 8vo, pp.19, [1], wrappers, vg. £45
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Early lyrics by Hugh MacDiarmid recently discovered among letters to his schoolmaster and friend George Ogilvie with an appreciation of Ogilvie. Edited with an introduction by J.K. Annand. Preston, Akros Publications, 1968. Limited edition 350. 8vo, pp.28, stitched, portrait wrappers, vg. £20
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Francis George Scott. An essay on the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday 25th January 1955. Edinburgh, M. Macdonald, 1955. First edition. 8vo, pp.42, portrait frontispiece, printed wrappers, vg. £20
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Hugh MacDiarmid. An exhibition in honour of his eightieth birthday. [catalogue]. Edinburgh University Library, 26th May to 31st August 1972. 8vo, pp.[24], wrappers with portrait from a pencil drawing by Martin H.Lister, owner's label, vg. Lists132 items. £15
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Lucky poet. A self-study in literature and political ideas. Being the autobiography of Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Murray Grieve). London, Jonathan Cape, 1972. Reissue of the 1943 first edition with a new author's note 8vo, pp.xxiv, 436, frontis., d/w, vg+. £25
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Poems addressed to Hugh MacDiarmid and presented to him on his seventy-fifth birthday. Preface by Sir Compton Mackenzie. Edited with an Introduction by Duncan Glen. Drawings by Leonard Penrice. Preston, Akros Publications, 1967. Limited edition 350 copies, the colophon signed by editor and illustrator. 4to, pp.67, portrait frontispiece, quarter leather, decorative boards, vg. £50
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Selected essays. Edited and with an Introduction by Duncan Glen. London, Jonathan Cape, 1969. First edition. 8vo, pp.252, corner-clipped d/w, vg+ £25
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Selected poems of Hugh MacDiarmid. Edited by R. Crombie Saunders. Glasgow, Maclellan, 1944. First edition. Poetry Scotland Series. 8vo, pp.59, portrait frontis., owner's signature, cloth-backed boards. £12
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Selected poems. Edited by Alan Riach and Michael Grieve. Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1994. First edition thus. 8vo, pp.xxxiii, 320, [12], pbk., vg. First published by Carcanet Press, 1992. £10
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Selected poems. Selected and edited by David Craig and John Manson. Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1970. First edition. 8vo, pp.124, owner's name erased, pbk., g+. £5
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Song of the seraphim. London, Covent Garden Press in conjunction with Inca Books, [1973]. Limited edition 600. 8vo, unpaginated, d/w, vg+. £30
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Stony limits and Scots unbound, and other poems. Edinburgh, Castle Wynd Printers Limited,1956. First combined edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 156, d/w with a few small chips, g+. Reprints, with the restoration of certain excluded poems, Stony limits, and other poems (1934) and the title poem "Scots unbound" from Scots unbound, and other poems (1932). £35
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Sydney Goodsir Smith. Edinburgh, Printed at the Dolmen Press, Dublin, for Colin H. Hamilton, 1963. Copy no. 83 of a limited edition of 135. 8vo, pp.13, [3], stiff wrappers, vg+. The text of the Presidential Address given by Hugh MacDiarmid to a gathering under the auspices of Edinburgh University Scottish Renaissance Society where S.G.S. was presented with the Sir Thomas Urquhart Award in recognition of his services to Scots Literature and his work as a distinguished poet in Lallans. £80
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: The complete poems of Hugh MacDiarmid. Edited by Michael Grieve and W.R. Aitken. 2 vols. Harmondsworth, Penguin Books Ltd., 1985. 8vo, pp.xxii, 734, [8]; viii, [735] - 1494, pbk., g+. First published by Martin Brien & O'Keefe Ltd. in 1978, here published with corrections and an Appendix. £10
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: The Hugh MacDiarmid - George Ogilvie letters edited by Catherine Kerrigan. Aberdeen, Aberdeen University Press,1988. First edition. 8vo, pp.156, 8 illustrations, d/w, vg+. £10
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: The Hugh MacDiarmid anthology. Poems in Scots and English. Edited by Michael Grieve and Alexander Scott. London and Boston, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1972. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxiii, 295, [1], price-clipped d/w, vg. £20
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: The Lucky Bag. Edinburgh, Porpoise Press Third Series, Broadsheet 5, 1927. 8vo, pp.8, original wrappers, vg. £50
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: The modern Scot. Vol.1 No. 4 St Andrews, The Modern Scot, 1931. 8vo, pp.90, [2], printed wrappers, vg. Contains an article on Neil Munro, by Hugh MacDiarmid under the name C.M. Grieve and two extensive reviews of To circumjack Cencrastus, or the curly snake by Gordon Bottomley and Denis Saurat (6 pp. plus in total). £10
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: The socialist poems of Hugh MacDiarmid. Edited by T.S. Law and Thurso Berwick. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978. First edition. 8vo, pp.xl, 106, portrait wrappers, vg. £10
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Three hymns to Lenin. Edinburgh, Castle Wynd Printers Limited, [1957]. First edition. 8vo, pp.31, d/w with small closed tear, minor chips to the extremities, 2 small marks to front panel, g+. The first printing of the complete poem outwith the April 1955 issue of The Voice of Scotland, Vol. VI, No. I. £25
MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Two poems. [The terrible crystal; A vision of Scotland]. Skelmorlie, The Drumalban Press, 1964. New edition. Bifolium, titled in green, vg. Inscribed to rear "for Thomas Davidson from Duncan Glen 10th February 1998. Kirkcaldy, Fife." £35
MacDiarmid, Hugh. Bold, Alan.: MacDiarmid. Christopher Murray Grieve. A critical biography. London, Paladin Grafton Books, 1990. First edition. 8vo, pp.557, [1], illustrated, pbk., g+. £5
MacDiarmid, Hugh. Bold, Alan.: Scots steel tempered with Irish fire. Hugh MacDiarmid and Ireland. Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art, 1985. First edition. 8vo, pp.23, [1], illustrated, pict. wrappers, vg. £20
MacDiarmid, Hugh. Boutelle, Ann Edwards.: Thistle and rose. A study of Hugh MacDiarmid's poetry. Loanhead, Macdonald Publishers, 1980. First edition. 8vo, pp.259, d/w, vg. £12
MacDiarmid, Hugh. Buthlay, Kenneth.: Hugh MacDiarmid. Edinburgh, Scottish Academic Press, 1982. First edition. Scottish Writers Series. 8vo, pp.143, pbk., vg. £5
MacDiarmid, Hugh. Duval, K.D. and Sydney Goodsir Smith. (editors).: Hugh MacDiarmid a festschrift. Edinburgh, K.D. Duval, 1962. First edition. 8vo, pp.221, 30 ills., d/w spine darkened with couple of small chips, vg. Contributors include Norman MacCaig, David Daiches, Sydney Goodsir Smith, Edwin Morgan and Helen B. Cruickshank. £15
MacDiarmid, Hugh. Glen, Duncan.: Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Murray Grieve) and the Scottish Renaissance. Edinburgh & London, W. & R. Chambers Ltd., 1964. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 294, portrait frontispiece, last page lightly toned, bookplate, d/w chipped, vg. £20
MacDiarmid, Hugh. Glen, Duncan.: Hugh MacDiarmid a critical survey. Edited by Duncan Glen. Edinburgh and London, Scottish Academic Press, 1972. First edition. 8vo, pp.ix, 241, [1], d/w, vg+. Contributors include Alexander Scott, David Daiches, Iain Crichton Smith, Sydney Goodsir Smith, Tom Scott, Edwin Morgan and W.R. Aitken. £20
MacDiarmid, Hugh. Glen, Duncan.: Hugh MacDiarmid or, out of Langholm and into the world. Edinburgh, Akros Publications, 1992. First edition. 8vo, pp.98, illustrated, portrait stiff wrappers, vg. £20
MacDiarmid, Hugh. Kerrigan, Catherine.: Whaur extremes meet. The poetry of Hugh Mac Diarmid 1920 -1934. Edinburgh, The Mercat Press, 1983. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 245, d/w, vg+. £15
MacDiarmid, Hugh. Leslie, Arthur.: The politics and poetry of Hugh MacDiarmid. Reprinted from The National Weekly. Glasgow, Caledonian Press, n.d. Small 8vo, pp.30, wrappers, signed Hugh MacDiarmid. The first separately published critical survey of MacDiarmid, this originally appeared as an article in National Weekly, vol.4, no. 200, 26 July 1952 but is almost certainly by C.M. Grieve himself. £75
MacDiarmid, Hugh. Pacey, Philip.: Hugh MacDiarmid and David Jones Celtic wonder-voyagers. Preston, Akros Publications, 1977. First edition. 8vo, pp.19, printed wrappers, vg. £15
MacDiarmid, Hugh. Scott, Alexander.: The MacDiarmid makars 1923 - 1972. With an appendix by George Bruce. Preston, Akros Publications, 1972. First edition. 8vo, pp.27, [1], stiff wrappers sunned, short closed split to head of spine, vg. £30
MacDiarmid, Hugh. Scott, P.H. and A.C. Davis. (editors).: The age of MacDiarmid. Hugh MacDiarmid and his Influence on contemporary Scotland. Edinburgh and London, Mainstream Publishing, 1992. 8vo, pp.269, pbk., vg. A collection of essays by J.K. Annand, David Daiches, Duncan Glen, Valda Grieve, Norman MacCaig, Sorley MacLean, Edwin Morgan, Tom Scott, Iain Crichton Smith, etc. £20
MacDiarmid, Hugh. Stamper, Henry.: Hugh MacDiarmid. Saltire self-portraits 1. Arranged from the words of Hugh MacDiarmid. Edinburgh, The Saltire Society, 1986. First edition. 8vo, pp.12, portrait wrappers, vg. £5
MacDiarmid, Hugh. Weston, John C.: Hugh MacDiarmid's A drunk man looks at the thistle. An essay by John C. Weston. Preston, Akros Publications, 1979. First edition. 8vo, pp.39, wrappers, inscribed "To Tom Scott with every kind regard from Duncan [Glen].", vg. £21
MacDiarmid, Hugh. Wright, Gordon.: MacDiarmid. An illustrated biography of Christopher Murray Grieve (Hugh MacDiarmid). Edinburgh, Gordon Wright Publishing, 1977. First edition. 4to, pp.176, profusely illustrated, glazed boards, vg+. £20
Macdonald, Dr. (Donald).: Tales and Traditions of the Lews. Stornoway, Mrs. Macdonald, 1967. First edition. 8vo, pp.297, [3], 2 plates, 4 charts, map, owner's signature, d/w. £30
Macdonald, Isobel Hay.: The Fairy Hill. London, Duckworth, 1934. First edition. 8vo, pp.350, owner's inscription, d/w, vg. The author's first novel. £20
Macfarlane, James.: The Red Fox. A Story of the Clan Macfarlane. [novel]. London, Fulton, Ogilvie & Balderstone, 1914, 1st ed. 8vo, pp. xv, 207, 4 plates, blue cloth gilt with tartan decoration. £15
MacGill, Patrick.: Children of the Dead End. London, Herbert Jenkins. Limited, n.d. Popular edition. 8vo, pp.305, [3], endpapers toned, pictorial green cloth a tad dusty, g. £15
Macgregor, Stuart.: The myrtle and ivy. Edinburgh, M. Macdonald, 1967. First edition. 8vo, pp.241, pictorial d/w by Robert Snowden, presentation copy inscribed "To Alec & Genevieve, with very many thanks for your sympathy and help. Stuart / 4th May, 1967 / ", vg+. £20
Mackay, AE.J.G.: A century of Scottish proverbs and sayings, in prose and rhyme, current in Fife and chiefly of Fife origin. Cupar, A. Westwood & Son, [1891]. First edition. Small 8vo, pp.55, [1], blue cloth gilt. £60
Mackenzie, Compton.: Kensington Rhymes. Illustrated by J.R. Monsell. London, Martin Secker, 1912. First edition. 8vo, pp.88, 8 col. plates, original cloth-backed boards, minor corner wear, g+. £60
Mackenzie, Compton.: The Adventures of Two Chairs. Illustrated by A.H. Watson. Oxford, Basil Blackwell, n.d. 8vo, pp.31, [1], brown boards sl. worn, col. pict onlay. £45
Mackenzie, Eileen.: The Findlater Sisters. Literature & Friendship. London, John Murray, 1964, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xiii, 150, 6 ills., d/w sl. worn. £20
Mackenzie, George.: The Lives and Characters of the Most Eminent Writers of the Scots Nation; with an abstract and catalogue of their works; their various editions ; and the judgement of the learned concerning them. 3 vols. Edinburgh: Printed by James Watson.1708. First edition. Folio, pp.xlii, 488; xx, 618, 12; [ii], viii, xiv, 526, occasional light age-browning but text generally crisp and clean; quarter calf, marbled paper-covered boards (vol.1 different paper from others), red morocco label, minor wear to spine ends vol.1. Armorial book-plate of Pringle of Whitebank. £450
Mackenzie, Henry.: The man of feeling, with the story of La Roche. Cupar Fife, Printed by and for R. Tullis, 1803. 16mo, pp.xii, 192, engraved title and 5 other small engravings, small corner piece torn from title, contemporary owner's signature, original boards worn, spine lacking lower portion of backstrip, printed paper label. Doughty 3. £30
Maclean, Alistair.: Hebridean Altars. Some Studies of the Spirit of an Island Race Edinburgh and London, The Moray Press, 1937. First edition. 8vo, pp.157, d/w, vg. Translations of Gaelic prayers and runes collected throughout the Hebrides. £30
MacLean, Sorley.: Somhairle dain is deilbh. A celebration on the 80th birthday of Sorley MacLean. Edited by Angus Peter Campbell. Stornoway, Acair, 1991. First edition. Tall 8vo, pp.125, [1], illustrated, pbk., vg. £20
MacLean, Sorley. (Somhairle MacGill-eain).: Ris a' bhruthaich. Criticism and prose writings. Edited by William Gillies. Stornoway, Acair Limited, 1985. First edition. 8vo, pp.312, d/w, vg. £15
MacLean, Sorley. Macmillan, Duncan.: Symbols of survival: the art of Will Maclean. Foreword by Sorley MacLean. Edinburgh and London, Mainstream Publishing, 1992. First edition. 4to, pp.120, copiously illustrated in colour and b/w, d/w, near fine. £30
MacNab, Iain.: Nicht at Eenie the Bairns' Parnassus with wood-engravings by Iain MacNab. Warlingham, Samson Press, 1932. Limited edition 170 copies. 8vo, pp.38, vignette title, illustrated throughout, unlettered green cloth. A collection of nursery rhymes gathered from volunteer contributors. £30
MacNeacail, Aonghas.: imaginary wounds. Glasgow, Print Studio Press, 1980. First edition. 8vo, unpaginated, signed presentation copy, pictorial stiff wrappers, vg. £10
Macpherson, James.: The Poems of Ossian, the Son of Fingal. Translated by James Macpherson, Esq; a new edition, carefully corrected, and greatly improved. Edinburgh, Printed for J. Robertson, 1792. 8vo, pp. viii,[1], [1], 457, [1], lacks frontis., owner's signature, marbled e.p.'s, tree calf, red morocco label, spine ornately gilt in compartments with floral tools. £80
Macpherson, James. MacGregor, Patrick.: The Genuine Remains of Ossian, literally translated, with a preliminary dissertation. London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1841. First edition. 8vo, pp.vii, [1], 537, [1], partly unopened, front hinge cracked but sound, drab boards with printed paper label. £80
Macpherson, James. Smith, John.: Sean Dana; Le Oisian, Orran, Ulann, &c. Ancient Poems of Ossian, Orran, Ullin, &c. collected in the Western Highlands and Isles; being the originals of the Translations some time ago Published in the Gaelic Antiquities. Edinburgh, Printed for Charles Elliot; and for C. Elliot, T. Kay, and Co. ...London, 1787. First edition. 8vo, pp.vii, [1], 348, occasional light dust-soiling, signature of Allan Duncan Stewart, half polished calf, marbled paper boards, lacks label, minor wear to extremities. £150
MacThomais, Ruaraidh.: An rathad cian. Glaschu, Gairm. 1970. First edition. 8vo, pp.58, d/w, vg+. £10
Maidment, James.: A Book of Scotish Pasquils. 1568 -1715. Edinburgh: William Paterson, 1868. 8vo, pp.xxviii, 438, original green cloth, printed paper label. "In these satires there is great coarseness of expression and bitterness of feeling...but they cannot fail to interest the historical student, as preserving valuable evidence of the state of popular feeling in the reigns of Charles I and his descendants, and as illustrating the habits and morals of the people of Scotland for upwards of a century." (Introduction). £75
Marshall, Bruce.: The black oxen a novel. London, Constable, 1972. First edition. 8vo, pp.384, d/w, vg. £20
Marwick, Ernest W. (editor).: An anthology of Orkney verse. Kirkwall, W.R. Mackintosh, 1949. First edition. 8vo, pp.197, blue cloth gilt, vg+. Includes poems by Edwin Muir, Robert Rendall, Eric Linklater, Maurice Lindsay and George Mackay Brown. £25
Massey, Rosaline.: The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson. Edinburgh, W. & R. Chambers, 1923. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 358, illustrated, owner's signature, red cloth gilt. £18
Massie, Allan.: Change and Decay in All Around I See. London, The Bodley Head, 1978. First edition. 8vo, pp.159, d/w, vg. The author's first novel in which " His cast of drunks, debutantes, revolutionaries and politicians - all the flotsam and jetsam of a crumbling society - move about London in the narrowing circles of the Turkish Baths, the betting-shop, and the Fulham Road pubs, searching in a Wasteland for a lost Paradise." (sleeve note). £30
Masson, Rosalind. (editor).: In Praise of Edinburgh an anthology in prose and verse. London, Constable and Company Ltd., 1912. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxi, 308, neat owner's signature, blue cloth gilt. £20
McCall Smith, Alexander.: No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Edinburgh, Polygon, 2003. Boxed set of paperback copies of the first four titles in the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, each signed by the author. In 2003 Polygon ran a competition, "Complete the Short Story" [By Alexander McCall Smith] in the Edinburgh International Book Festival supplement, to be judged by the author. The ten winning entries were each awarded this boxed set as well as a signed copy of the fifth book in the series, Full Cupboard of Love. This last has a signed congratulatory note in the author's hand on his headed card and a similar TLs from Sian Gibbons of Polygon to the winner, Mrs. Jean Lewis, while tipped in is a later TLs from the author to the same recipient thanking her for the copy of her "Bards o' Brechin, Edzell an' Roon' Aboot". All five volumes are in very good condition. £75
McCall Smith, Alexander.: Tea Time for the Traditionally Built. London, Little, Brown, 2009. First edition. 8vo, pp.[vi], 250, d/w, near fine. £10
McCall Smith, Alexander.: The Charming Quirks of Others. London, Little, Brown, 2010. First edition. 8vo, pp.[vi], 246, d/w, near fine. £10
McCall Smith, Alexander.: The Double Comfort Safari Club. London, Little, Brown, 2010. First edition. 8vo, pp.[vi], 247, [1], d/w, near fine. £10
McCall Smith, Alexander.: The Miracle at Speedy Motors. London, Little, Brown, 2008. First edition. 8vo, pp.[vi], 249, [1], d/w, near fine. £10
McClure, J. Derrick and Manfred Gorlach.: A Handsel for J.K. Annand on the Occasion of his Eightieth Birthday February 2, 1988, Cologne, January 1988. Private preprint (20 copies) prior to publication in English World-Wide 9: 1 (1988). 8vo, pp.20, illustrated, stapled, self-wrappered, vg. Copac lists NLS only. £20
McGonagall, William.: Beautiful Nairn. A new poem by Sir William Topaz M'Gonagall, Knight of the White Elephant, Burmah, No. 21 Lothian Street, Edinburgh. Edinburgh, March 1899 [but later]. Single sheet of beige paper printed on recto only, 13 x 4 line verses extolling the attractions of Nairn as a holiday destination. A reprint of relatively recent vintage. £10
McIlvanney, William.: The longships in harbour: poems. London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1970. First edition. 8vo, pp.61, d/w spine darkened and with a tiny chip to head of spine, vg. The author's first collection of poems. £60
McIlvanney, William.: The papers of Tony Veitch. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1983. First edition. 8vo, pp.254, d/w, vg. Angus Caldar's copy with his signature to front free endpaper."It was Glasgow on a Friday night, the city of the stare." (opening sentence). £30
McKay, David.: Old Men's Mod. Dundee, William H. Cox, for private circulatiobn only, n.d. 8vo, pp.189, [1], bookplate, wine cloth gilt, vg. A collection of personal anecdotes recounted to their fellows by the members of "the self-elected and locally nicknamed "Board of Health," that met every now and then on the bowling green for its constututional". £20
McLean, Allan Campbell.: The year of the stranger. London, Collins, 1971, uncorrected advance proof copy. 8vo, pp.192, red wrappers, printed paper label, vg. £20
McMillan, Roddy.: The bevellers. A play. With a Preface by Bill Bryden. Edinburgh, Southside, 1974. First edition 8vo, pp.70, pbk., inscibed "To Charlie Senior with respect and love, Roddy McMillan. 22/12/74.", vg. £20
McOwan, Rennie.: The Green Hills. Stories of the Ochils. Alloa, Clackmannan District Libraries, 1989. 8vo, pp.46, illustrated, col. pict. wrappers. £10
Meldrum, David Storrar.: The story of Margredel being a fireside history of a Fifeshire family. Edinburgh, William Blackwood and Sons, 1894. Second edition. 8vo, pp.282, 32 (publisher's catalogue), sgd. complimentary slip tipped on to f.f.e.p., green cloth gilt. Novel centred on the Oliphant family of Kirkcaldy originally published in Blackwoods Magazine. £40
Meston, William.: The Knight of the Kirk: or, the Ecclesiastical Adventures of Sir John Presbyter. London: Printed for M. Smith in Cornhill, 1728. Second edition. 12mo, pp.[vi], 89, [1], rebound in brown cloth retaining early roan spine lettered gilt direct, vg. Halkett and Laing Vol.III, 1928, p.225; CBEL Vol.II, p.973. First published in 1723 as The Knight (8vo, pp.v, 111). Halkett and Laing cite only the third edition of 1728, not the present second edition of the same date.The son of a blacksmith in Midmar, Aberdeenshire, Meston was educated at Marischal College, Aberdeen. He took part in the 1715 Jacobite Rebellion and was forced to go into hiding when it collapsed. Noted for his burlesque poetry, this parody of Hudibras, in which he targets the Presbyterians, is generally regarded as his most successful work. £50
Millar, David.: The Tay; a poem. Perth: Thomas Richardson and David Wood, 1850. First edition. 12mo, pp.viii, 386, period half calf, marbled sides, brown label, bookplate and stamp of Sir David Menzies, 9th Baronet, of Plean, Menzies Castle, by Larbert. A topographical verse tour in 5 cantos tracing the Tay from Killin to Dundee with notes appended at the end of each canto to illuminate local references, vg. £100
Millar, John Hepburn.: Scottish Prose of the Seventeenth & Eighteenth Centuries being a course of lectures delivered in the University of Glasgow in 1912. Glasgow, James Maclehose and Sons, 1912. First edition. 8vo, pp.[xii], 273, [1], 4 plates, occasional light marginal foxing, endpapers toned, Bibliotheca Lindesiana stamp to title and Contents leaf, blue cloth gilt, g. £20
Miller, Hugh.: Works. 13 vols. Edinburgh, William P. Nimmo, 1869-70-71. Mixed editions. 8vo, half green calf, marbled paper sides, spines ornately gilt in compartments, double red and brown labels, occasional scuffing, marbled edges and e.p.'s, text crisp and clean. £400
Mitchell, Hugh.: Scotticisms, Vulgar Anglicisms, and Grammatical Improprieties corrected, with reasons for the corrections; being a collection upon a new plan: alphabetically arranged, and adapted to the use of academies, men of business, and private families. Glasgow: Printed by Falconer & Williams, for the Author, 1799. 12mo, pp.x, [2], [13] - 96, pp.17 & 19 mis-numbered, a few pencilled marginalia, occasional dust-soiling, drab wrappers chipped, signature of Robert S. Trotter, g+. £90
Mitchell, John.: Bydand. Poems of War and Peace. By John Mitchell. With an Introduction and Notes by J.M. Bulloch. Aberdeen: William Smith & Sons, The Bon-Accord Press 1918. Bound typescript, 8vo, pp.[x], 56, [1], rectos only, marbled endpapers, full wine calf, front cover lettered and decorated gilt. The final 2 leaves are captioned The Uniform of the Gordon Highlanders and provide a brief history of the regimental dress with additional comments on that of the other kilted regiments. Possibly the writer's own copy: the published version, with same imprint as above, ran to x + 80 pp. A writer of vernacular verse, Mitchell was born in Carbrach in Morayshire in 1863. £35
Mitchell, W. Fraser.: Cobweb and mustard-seed. Designs by Wendy Wood. Edinburgh, Porpoise Press Fourth Series, Number five, 1928. First edition. 8vo, pp.16, printed wrappers, vg. £20
Mitchison, Naomi and Denis Macintosh.: Men and herring. A documentary. Edinburgh, Serif Books, 1949. First edition. 8vo, pp.122, 3 plates, d/w, vg. £25
Mitchison, Naomi and Denis Macintosh.: Spindrift. A play in three acts. London, Samuel French Limited,1951. First edition. 8vo, pp.63, [1], frontis., owner's label to title, original wrappers, vg. £20
Mitchison, Naomi.: All change here. Girlhood and marriage. London, The Bodley Head, 1975. First edition. 8vo, pp.159, [1], illustrated, d/w, presentation copy inscribed "Carlene from Naomi January 1980 (now)", vg. £15
Mitchison, Naomi.: Among you taking notes...The wartime diary of Naomi Mitchison 1939 - 1945. Edited by Dorothy Sheridan. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1985. First edition. 8vo, pp.352, d/w, vg+. £10
Mitchison, Naomi.: Beyond this limit. Selected shorter fiction. Edited with an introduction by Isobel Murray Edinburgh, Scottish Academic Press in conjunction with A.S.L.S., 1986. The Scottish Classics Series. 8vo, pp.217, [1], pbk, vg+. £5
Mitchison, Naomi.: Early in Orcadia. Glasgpw, Richard Drew Publishing, 1987. First edition. 8vo, pp.176, d/w, vg. £10
Mitchison, Naomi.: Lobsters on the agenda. London, Victor Gollancz, 1952. First edition. 8vo, pp.254, inscribed "For M. Sim with all good wishes from the author 1959", d/w with splits to joints, tear across spine and wear to flap edges. £10
Mitchison, Naomi.: Other people's worlds. London, Secker & Warburg, 1958. First edition. 8vo, pp.160, 13 illustrations, d/w, vg rubbed at tail of spine, vg. £10
Mitchison, Naomi.: Return to the Fairy Hill. London, Heinemann, 1966. First edition. 8vo, pp.260, 8 plates, fldg. map, d/w, vg. An account of her time spent as a member of the Bakgatla tribe in Bechuanaland where Mitchison worked as a teacher, educational and financial adviser. £15
Mitchison, Naomi.: The cleansing of the knife and other poems. Edoinburgh, Canongate, 1978. First edition. 8vo, pp.72, d/w, near fine. The first collection of poetry by the outstanding historical novelist of her generation. £15
Mitchison, Naomi.: Travel light. Edinburgh, Merchiston Publishing. 2011. Limited edition. 8vo, pp.166m illustrated, pbk., vg+. A children's story produced by Edinburgh Napier University MSc Publishing students. "Halla is no ordinary princess...join [her] as she encounters talking racehorses, spongy-nosed trolls and Valkyries in search of dead heroes." (publisher's note). £5
Mitchison, Naomi.: What do you think yourself? Scottish short stories. Edinburgh, Paul Harris Publishing,1982. First edition. 8vo, pp.106, d/w, vg+. £10
Mitchison, Naomi.: When we become men. London, Collins, 1965. First edition. 8vo, pp.255, [1], d/w spine slightly darkened, vg+ £25
Mitchison, Naomi. Spender, Stephen.: Trial of a judge a tragedy in five acts. London, Faber and Faber Limited, 1938. First edition. 8vo, pp.115, [1], pink cloth gilt, rubbed, Naomi Mitchison's copy with her large colourful bookplate, g. £10
Moffatt, William.: Twilight over Shetland. The Story of Derili the Obdurate. A Novel. London, Heath Granton Limited, 1939. First edition. 8vo, pp.301, [1], owner's signature, map endpapers, price-clipped repaired d/w, g+. £20
Montgomerie, Alexander.: The Cherrie and the Slae. Edited by H. Harvey Woods. London, Faber and Faber Limited, 1937. First edition. 8vo, pp.107, [1], price-clipped Porpoise Press d/w, spine lightly sunned. £15
Montgomerie, Norah and William. (editors).: Sandy Candy and other Scottish Nursery Rhymes. Illustrated by Norah Montgomerie. London, The Hogarth Press, 1948. First edition. 8vo, pp.191, d/w slightly worn and darkened, vg. £20
Moon, Lorna.: Doorways in Drumorty. Indianapolis, The Bobs-Merrill Company, 1925. 8vo, pp.158, owner's inscription, chipped but substantially complete d/w. Humorous short stories set in the imaginary village of Drumorty with its cast of quaint characters reminiscent of Barrie's Thrums. £20
Morgan, Edwin.: A book of lives. Manchester, Carcanet, 2007. First edition. 8vo, pp.105, [1], pbk., vg+. £5
Morgan, Edwin.: A.D. a trilogy on the life of Jesus Christ. Manchester, Carcanet, 2000. First edition. 8vo, pp.224, pbk., vbg. £10
Morgan, Edwin.: Beowulf a verse translation into modern English by Edwin Morgan. Ashford, The Hand and Flower Press, 1952. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxxviii, 94, d/w with a number of small chips to spine ends and head of front panel, vg. £50
Morgan, Edwin.: Cathures new poems 1997 - 2001. Manchester/Glasgow, Mariscat/Carcanet, 2002. First edition. 8vo, pp.118, pbk., vg. £5
Morgan, Edwin.: Chapman 64 (Spring/Summer 1991). Edwin Morgan: A celebration. Edinburgh, 1991. 8vo, pp.104, pbk, vg. £10
Morgan, Edwin.: Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus in a new version by Edwin Morgan. Edinburgh, Canongate Books,1999, First edition. 8vo, pp.87, [1], pbk., vg. £5
Morgan, Edwin.: Collected Translations. Manchester, Carcanet, 1996. First edition. 8vo, pp.xx, 488, pbk., vg. £10
Morgan, Edwin.: Crossing the border. Essays on Scottish literature. Manchester, Carcanet, 1990. First edition. 8vo, pp.335, [1], d/w, vg+. £25
Morgan, Edwin.: Demon. Glasgow, Mariscat, 1999. First edition. 8vo, pp.3d1, [1], original wrappers, vg+. £10
Morgan, Edwin.: Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac. A new verse translation by Edwin Morgan. Manchester, Carcanet, 1992. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 163, [1], pbk., vg. £10
Morgan, Edwin.: Essays. Manchester, Carcanet New Press Ltd., 1974. First edition. 8vo, pp.299, [1], d/w, vg+. £20
Morgan, Edwin.: Fifty renascence love-poems translated by Edwin Morgan. Reading, Whiteknights Press, 1975. Limited edition 200 copies. 8vo, pp.80, red wrappers, printed paper label, vg+ £35
Morgan, Edwin.: Fragments by Attila Jozsef. Translated by Edwin Morgan. Illustrated by John Byrne. Edinburgh, Morning Star Publications, 1992. Limited edition 300 copies. Morning Star Folio 3/1 edited and designed by Alec Finlay. 8vo, pp.[16], signed by John Byrne, original wrappers, fine. £30
Morgan, Edwin.: From Glasgow to Saturn. Manchester, Carcanet, 1973. First edition. 8vo, pp.96, d/w, Poetry Book Society band laid down on front pastedown, vg. £20
Morgan, Edwin.: From Saturn to Glasgow: fifty favourite poems. Manchester / Edinburgh, Carcanet / Scottish Poetry Library, 2008. First edition. 8vo, pp.88, pbk., vg+. £15
Morgan, Edwin.: Gnomes. Preston, Akros Publications, 1968. Copy No. 25 of a limited edition of 300, the first 25 signed. 8vo, unpaginated, stitched, loose within stiff wrappers, vg+. £40
Morgan, Edwin.: Grafts / Takes. Glasgow, Mariscat Press, 1983. Copy K of a lettered and signed edition of 26 from a print run of 474. 8vo, pp.28 /28, the two works bound tete beche, portrait wrappers, vg+ £50
Morgan, Edwin.: Hold hands among the atoms. 70 poems. Glasgow, Mariscat, 1991. First edition. 8vo, pp.81, stiff wrappers. £20
Morgan, Edwin.: Jean Racine's Phaedra: a tragedy. A new verse translation of Phedre by Edwin Morgan. Manchester, Carcanet, 2000. First edition. 8vo, pp.72, pbk., vg. £5
Morgan, Edwin.: Love and a life. Glasgow, Mariscat Press, 2003. 8vo, pp.55, [1], signed, pictorial stiff wrappers, vg+. £30
Morgan, Edwin.: Master Peter Pathelin. An anonymous 15h century French farce translated by Edwin Morgan. Glasgow, Third Eye Centre, 1983. First edition. 8vo, pp.64, pbk., vg. £10
Morgan, Edwin.: Metrum de praelio apud Bannockburn by Robert Baston. The battle of Bannockburn; translated by Edwin Morgan. Edinburgh, The Scottish Poetry Library, 2004. Limited edition 500 copies. Oblong 8vo, pp.32, pictorial blue wrapper, vg. £25
Morgan, Edwin.: New selected poems. Manchester, Carcanet, 2000. First edition. 8vo, pp.179, [1], signed copy, pbk., vg. £15
Morgan, Edwin.: Poems of thirty years. Manchester, Carcanet New Press, 1982. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiii, 442, edges faintly tinged, Christopher Logue's copy with his signature and date, Logue '82, to front free endpaper, d/w, vg. £50
Morgan, Edwin.: Rites of passage: translations. Manchester, Carcanet New Press, 1976. First edition. 8vo, pp.190, John Herdman's copy with his signature, d/w, vg. £15
Morgan, Edwin.: Sixty poems by Attila Jozsef translated by Edwin Morgan. Glasgow, Mariscat Press, 2001. First edition. 8vo, unpaginated, pbk., vg. £15
Morgan, Edwin.: Sweeping out the dark. Manchester, Carcanet, 1994. First edition. 8vo, pp.156, pbk., vg. £15
Morgan, Edwin.: Tales from Limerick Zoo. Illustrations by David Neilson. Glasgow, Mariscat Press, 1988. Limited edition 300 copies. 8vo, unpaginated, owner's signature, pictorial stiff wrappers, vg. £20
Morgan, Edwin.: The apple tree a medieval Dutch play in a version by Edwin Morgan. Glasgow, Third Eye Centre (Glasgow) Ltd., 1982. Limited edition 750 copies. 8vo, pp.24, frontis., pictorial stiff wrappers designed by Nigel Orme, vg. £15
Morgan, Edwin.: The horseman's word: a sequence of concrete poems. Preston, Akros Publications, 1970. First edition. Parklands Poets No.5. 8vo, pp.12, decorative wrappers, vg. £10
Morgan, Edwin.: The maker on high. Glasgow, The Mariscat Press, 1997. Copy No. 16 of a signed limited edition of 300. 8vo, pp. [iii], 8, ]1], decorative stiff wrappers, vg+. Morgan's translation of Altus prosator, generally held by scholars to be the work of St Columba. £35
Morgan, Edwin.: The new divan. Manchester, Carcanet, 1977. First edition. 8vo, pp.118, d/w, vg. £15
Morgan, Edwin.: The play of Gilgamesh. Manchester, Carcanet, 2005. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 97, [1], pbk., vg. £5
Morgan, Edwin.: Themes on a variation. Manchester, Carcanet Press Limited, 1988. First edition. 8vo, pp.166, pictorial soft covers, vg. £20
Morgan, Edwin.: Thirteen ways of looking at Rillie. London, Enitharmon Press, 2006. Signed limited edition 120 copies, this un-numbered but signed and with "proof copy 28. iv. 06." to foot of colophon leaf. 8vo, unpaginated, marbled wrappers, printed paper label, vg+. £30
Morgan, Edwin.: Virtual and other realities. Manchester, Carcanet, 1997. First edition. 8vo, pp.101, [1], inscribed " Veronica with love Eddie Morgan", pbk., vg. £15
Morgan, Edwin. Marsack, Robyn & Hamish Whyte. (editors).: Eddie @ 90. Edinburgh, Scottish Poetry Library and Mariscat Press, 2010. First edition. 8vo, pp.88, portrait soft covers, vg+. £10
Morgan, Pete.: Alpha Beta. Ilkley, The Scholar Press, 1979. Limited edition 400 copies. Folder, 6pp. folding, a trifle dusty at edges else vg. Issued to commemorate Morgan's poem sequence, One Greek Alphabet, which was commissioned by the Ilkley Literature Festival, it reproduces in facsimile the poet's worksheets for the first two poems together with the final versions. £20
Morgan, Pete.: Loss of two anchors. Edinburgh, The Kelvin Press, 1970. Limited edition 500 copies. 8vo, pp.32, stiff wrappers, vg. £10
Morgan, Pete.: One Greek alphabet. A poem sequence. Illustrated by Hella Basu. Sunderland, Ceolfrith Press, 1980. First edition. Oblong 8vo, pp.64, tipped in Tls [to myself] referring to the Wick Festival at which he had been reading and commenting "Three weeks away and already I feel alienated to city noises, city gestures. I'm going to have to "get used", as they say in Yorkshire.", unbound in pictorial d/w, vg. £30
Morgan, Pete.: The spring collection. London, Secker & Warburg, 1979. First edition. 8vo, pp.64, inscribed presentation copy [to myself] with manuscript translation of the German 2- line printed quote from Bertolt Brecht's Psalm in Frahjar as "Now I'm on the look-out for the Summer, lads.", d/w with minor corner wear and short tear to rear joint, else vg. £20
Morriison, N. Brysson.: The hidden fairing. London, The Hogarth Press, 1951. First edition. 8vo, pp.250, d/w lightly rubbed and with a couple of small chips, vg. £15
Morris, David B.: Robert Louis Stevenson and the Scottish Highlanders. Stirling, Eneas Mackay,1929, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.158, d/w. £18
Morrison, David.: The constant tide. Selected poems. Introduction by Alan Bold. Wick, Pulteney Press, 1986. First edition. 8vo, unpaginated, pictorial stiff wrappers, vg. Portrait photograph of the poet and signed newspaper clipping tipped in, with photograph of Morrison, Donald Campbell and local writer Bett Lowe taken at the Wick Festival 1978 mounted on a postcard with ink captions and sent to Morrison by Barry Cole who had also featured at the Festival. £15
Morrison, N. Brysson.: The keeper of time. Illustrated by Esme Eve. London, Christian Action, 1967. 8vo, pp.49, [1], d/w, vg+. First published by Church of Scotland in 1953 in a limited edition. "In the old Apostle clocks the twelve hours are represented by the twelve Apostles, and our Lord, enthroned among the heavenly bodies,is the Keeper of Time. On this central thought pivot these stories of the twelve round-the-clock men who were the first Disciples." (sleeve note). £10
Morrison, N. Brysson.: The winnowing years. London, The Hogarth Press, 1949. First edition. 8vo, pp.286, owner's inscription, strip of toning to free endpapers, d/w internally repaired, a trifle dusty, minor wear to extremities. g+ £15
Morrison, Thomas.: Poems & Songs. Dunfermline, Privately Printed, 1902. 8vo, pp.vii, 123, half morocco, scuffed, pebbled cloth sides. Posthumous publication of poems originally contributed to a number of journals. A merchant in Dunfermline, Morrison was the son of a prominent Chartist. £35
Motherwell, William.: Poems Narrative and Lyrical. Glasgow: David Robertson, 1832. 8vo, pp.232, marbled e.p.'s, half green morocco rubbed, pebbled cloth sides. £45
Muir, Edwin.: Scott and Scotland. The predicament of the Scottish writer with an introduction by Allan Massie. Edinburgh, Polygon Books, 1982. 8vo, pp.xxv, 114, d/w, vg+. £15
Muir, Edwin.: Scott and Scotland. The Predicament of the Scottish Writer. London, George Routledge and Sons, Ltd., 1936. First edition. 8vo, pp.182, light foxing to title with faint discolouration to gutter, light fore-edge foxing, inscribed "To Mary with love from Edwin", green cloth gilt, g+. £20
Muir, Edwin.: Scottish journey. London, William Heinemann Ltd. in association with Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1935. First edition. 8vo, pp.[vi], 250, owner's signature,blue cloth gilt, g+. £12
Muir, Edwin.: The estate of poetry. The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures 1955 - 1956. Foreword by Archibald MacLeish. London, The Hogarth Press, 1962. First edition. 8vo, pp.118, marbled endpapers, d/w, vg+. £15
Muir, Edwin.: The labyrinth. London, Faber and Faber, 1949. First edition. 8vo, pp.61, endpapers toned, d/w, vg. £30
Muir, Edwin.: The politics of King Lear. The seventh W.P. Ker Memorial Lecture delivered in the University of Glasgow 23rd April, 1946. Glasgow, Jackson, Son & Company, 1947. First edition. 8vo, pp.24, printed wrappers, Edwin Morgan's copy with his signature to half-title, vg. £30
Muir, Edwin.: The story & the fable. An autobiography. London, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1940. First edition. 8vo, pp.264, portrait frontispiece, owner's inscription, rear pastedown faintly foxed, blue cloth lettered white, rubbed at extremities, vg. £20
Muir, Edwin.: The structure of the novel. London, The Hogarth Press, 1974. 8vo, pp.151, [1], d/w, vg+. £15
Muir, Edwin. Aitchison, James.: The golden harvester the vision of Edwin Muir. Aberdeen, Aberdeen University Press,1988. First edition. 8vo, pp.vii, 215, d/w, vg+. £12
Muir, Edwin. Marshall, George.: The distant isle. The Orkney background of Edwin Muir. Edinburgh, Scottish Academic Press, 1987. First edition. 8vo, pp.184, d/w, vg+. £12
Munro, James.: A Practical Grammar of the Scottish Gaelic. In eight parts. Edinburgh, Maclachlan, Stewart, & Co.,1843. Second edition. 12mo. pp.viii, 266, label, barcode and cancellation stamp of Edinburgh University Library, binder's black cloth gilt. £45
Munro, Neil.: The Daft Days. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1907. First edition. 8vo, pp.281, [1], 32, light fore-edge spotting, dec. red cloth gilt. Laid down is a signed letter to a Mr. Robb dated 10th May, 1907 with blind stamp address Carnus, Tower Derive, Gourock . "Dear Mr. Robb, I am sorry I missed seeing Mrs. Robb when she called a little ago otherwise she might have had "The Daft Days" back with her. I understand you are in the humour for very light entertainment, and here it is. Someday at the beginning of next week I'll call to see you at closer quarters than I do from the window - as I do sometimes. Yours faithfully Neil Munro", with appended note to blank leaf "Given by Dr. Neil Munro to my father. Janie Sutherland." £40
Munro, Neil.: The Lost Pibroch and other sheiling stories. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons,1906. First edition. 8vo, pp.285, [1], light marginal stain pp.23 - 29 and 33 - 36, dec. green cloth gilt. £25
Munro, Neil. ("Hugh Foulis").: Para Handy Tales. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood & Sons Ltd., 1966. Fifth impression. 8vo, pp.viii, 474, d/w, vg. £20
Munro, Neil. (Foulis, Hugh).: In Highland Harbours with Para Handy s.s. Vital Spark. Edinburgh and London, Willliam Blackwood and Sons, 1911. First edition. 8vo, pp.204, endpapers toned, red cloth, minor wear to extremities, spine lightly sunned, g+. £10
Munro, Robin.: ThelLine of morning. A poem. Wood engravings by Julius B. Stafford Baker. Richmond, The Keepsake Press, 1976. Limited edition180 copies. Keepsake Poem 27. 8vo, pp.[4], orange stiff wrappers, in original plain white envelope as issued, vg+ £15
Murray, Mary.: In my ain words an East Neuk vocabulary. Anstruther, Mary Murray, 1992. First ed. 8vo, pp.80, illustrated, sgd. copy, pict. wrappers. £10
Murray, Thomas.: The Literary History of Galloway. Edinburgh, Printed for Waugh and Innes, 1832. Second edition. 8vo, pp.vii, 348, brown ribbed cloth, minor wear to extremities, worn printed label, bookplate of George Drummond, Lord Drummond of Blair-Drummond and Ardoch. £80
Neill, William.: Selected poems 1969 - 1992. Edinburgh, Canongate Press, 1994. First edition. 8vo, pp.[x], 209, [1], d/w, vg+. £10
Neill, William.: Tales frae the Odyssey o Homer owreset intil Scots. Prints by Barbara Robertson. Edinburgh, The Saltire Society, 1992. First edition. 8vo, pp.122, [4], coloured pict. stiff wrappers, vg. £10
New saltire 3.: Edinburgh, The Saltire Society, 1962, 8vo, pp.96, printed wrappers, vg. Includes five poems by Ian Hamilton Finlay and a short story, Five Green Waves, by George Mackay Brown. £10
Newhailes.: Catalogue of a selected portion of the valuable library at Newhailes, Musselburgh the property of Sir Mark Dalrymple, Bt. Sotheby & Co., 1937. pp.[iv], 58, illustrated, vg.. £15
Nicoll, W. Robertson.: " Ian Maclaren ". Life of the Rev. John Watson D.D. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1908, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xi, 400, frontis. portrait, e.p.'s toned, red cloth gilt. £20
Nicolson, John.: Shetlan' Hame-spun. Paisley, Alexander Gardner, 1912. First edition. 8vo, pp.107, [1], owner's signatire, endpapers toned, red cloth gilt, spine sunned, g. £20
Nye, Robert.: Two prayers. A poem. Drawing by Aileen Campbell Nye. Richmond, The Keepsake Press, 1974. Limited edition 180 copies. Keepsake Poem 22. 8vo, pp.[4], blue stiif wrappers, in original plain white envelope as issued, vg+. £15
Ogilvie, George and Edward Albert.: A practical course in secondary English. London, George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., 1921. 8vo, pp.494, xii, [4, ads.], lacks f.f.e.p., grey cloth. A popular book, with this the 5th reprint since its publication in 1913, but of greater significance because of its compilers. £20
Orkney short stories: with an introduction by George Mackay Brown, drawings by Erland Brown. Kirkwall, The Orkney Press, 1983. First edition. 8vo, pp.134, [6], d/w, vg+. £15
Orr, Christine.: The glorious thing. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1919. First edition. 8vo, pp.293, endpapers lightly toned, a few spots of foxing to half-title, blue cloth, g. £15
Owen, D.D.R.: The Evolution of the Grail Legend. Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd for the University Court of the University of St. Andrews, 1968, 1st ed., 8vo, pp.viii, 213, 2 plates, d/w. £30
Paisley, Janet.: Ye cannae win: monologues. Edinburgh, Chapman, 2000. First edition. 8vo, pp.71, [1], pbk., vg. £10
Pallister, Marian and David Adams McGilp.: Yesterday was Summer. The Marion Campbell Story. Glendaruel, Argyle Publishing, 2007. First edition. 8vo, pp.272, illustrated, d/w, vg+. An affectionate biography of Marion Campbell of Kilberry, servicewoman, poet, farmer, politician, historian, archaeologist and author of more than 80 works both fiction and non-fiction. £15
Parsons, Coleman O.: Witchcraft and Demonology in Scott's Fiction. With chapters on the supernatural in Scots literature. Edinburgh and London, Oliver & Boyd, 1964. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 363, d/w. £35
Paterson, Evangeline.: The Sky is Deep Enough. St. Andrews, Starglow Press, n.d. 8vo, pp.32, illustrated, wrappers. £10
Pattison, Thomas.: Selections from the Gaelic Bards, metrically translated, with biographical prefaces and explanatory notes. Also, Original Poems. Glasgow, Printed by Archibald Sinclair, 1866. First edition. 8vo, pp.xix, 268, pebbled blue cloth gilt, spine ends chipped, minor corner wear, g. £30
Pease, Howard.: Border Ghost Stories. London, Erskine Macdonald Ltd., 1919, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xvi, 303, pict. e.p.'s, wine cloth. £25
Penguin modern poets 21.: Iain Crichton Smith, Norman MacCaig, George Mackay Brown. Harmondsworth, Penguin Books Ltd., 1972. First edition. 8vo, pp.206, owner's signature, pbk., g. £5
Pitcairn, Archibald, Sir William Scott and Thomas Kincaid.: Selecta Poemata Archibaldi Pitcarnii Med. Doctoris, Gulielmi Scot a Thirlestane, Equitis, Thomae Kincadii, Civis Edinburgensis, et aliorum. [Edited by Robert Fairbairn]. Edinburgi: excusa anno 1727. 12mo, pp. xii, 145, [11]. Foxon p.577; ESTC T85781 bound with (as usual) Poems in English and Latin, on the Archers, and Royal-Company of Archers. [An Account of the Pieces appended to the Musselburgh-Arrow, &c.; An account of the Pieces appended to the Edinburgh Silver-Arrow.; An Account of the Pieces appended to the Silver-Bowl, which belongs to the Royal Company of Archers.] By several hands. Edinburgh, 1726. 12mo, pp.105, [3], small worm trace to outer margin of some leaves not affecting text, period calf rubbed at joints, tangerine label. Case 338; ESTC T085690. Bookplate of Sir Alexander Macdonald Bart. £500
Porteous Riots.: Criminal Trials, illustrative of the tale entitled "The Heart of Midlothian", published from the original record: with a prefatory notice, including some particulars of the life of Captain John Porteous. Edinburgh, Printed for John Constable and Company, 1818, 1st ed. 12mo, pp.xxxv, 344, frontis., modern half calf, marbled paper sides, spine lettered gilt direct. £120
Poynter, H. May.: A Fair Jacobite. A Tale of the Exiled Stuarts.(novel). London, Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1905. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 296, col. frontis. and vignette title, remains of prize label to front pastedown, dec. green cloth with oval portrait of James Francis Edward Stuart. £10
Rae, Hugh C.: Skinner. London, Anthony Blond, 1965. First edition. 8vo, pp.286, d/w, near fine. A fictionalised account of the Peter Manuel affair. £30
Ramsay, Allan.: The Gentle Shepherd, a Scotch Pastoral. Attempted in English by Margaret Turner. London, Printed for the Author by T. Barnsley, 1790. First Turner edition. 8vo, pp.viii, xi, [1], 103 ( i.e. 206 ), 6, 1, [1], parallel text and translation, full contemporary tree calf, gilt ruled, spine gilt in compartments with urn and spray decoration, head- and toe-caps slightly chipped, corners restored, small area of front board affected by abrasion, joints cracking but firm, small marginal tear to B4, text crisp and clean, bookplate of John Lloyd. £150
Ramsay, Allan: Poems by Allan Ramsay and Robert Fergusson. Edited by Alexander Manson Kinghorn and Alexander Law. Edinburgh & London, Scottish Academic Press, 1974. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxxiv, 225, d/w. £15
Ramsay, Allan.: Elegy on Luck y Wood. Edinburgh, 1975. Facsimile broadside hand printed in the National Library of Scotland at the fiftieth anniversary exhibition. £10
Ramsay, Allan.: The Ever Green. A Collection of Scots Poems Wrote by the Ingenious before 1600. Reprinted from the original edition. 2 vols. Glasgow, Robert Forrester, 1876. Tall 8vo, pp.xii, 272; 288, e.p.'s toned, quarter green morocco, maroon cloth sides with some staining, internally clean. £75
Ramsay, Allan.: The Gentle Shepherd a Pastoral Comedy...with portrait and twelve engravings by David Allan and a glossary.. Edinburgh and London, W. & A.K. Johnston,1880. 4to, pp.xii, 148, pict. grey cloth gilt. £80
Ramsay, Allan.: The Gentle Shepherd, a Pastoral Comedy. Glasgow, Printed by A. Foulis, and sold by D. Allan...Edinburgh, also by J. Murray...and C. Elliot...London, 1788. 4to, pp.iv, 111, 17, engraved frontis. portrait, 12 engraved plates (one with slight wear to lower edge), later brown morocco gilt, ticket of David Bryce of Glasgow, verso of f.f.e.p. inscribed " J.A.Veitch Bound 1862. in boards in the Library ", rubbed at extremities, a.e.g., green silk marker ribbon. An attractive copy. £350
Ramsay, Allan.: The Gentle Shepherd. A Scots Pastoral Comedy. To which are added, several poems, and an alphabetical glossary. By the same author. Edinburgh, Printed for James Reid, 1753. 12mo, pp.viii, 88, 2 small tears neatly repaired, some worming to gutter resulting in the loss of a couple of letters in the Glossary, rebound in quarter skiver, marbled boards, text crisp and clean. £45
Ransford, Tessa.: Indian selection: poems. Kirkcaldy, Akros Publications, 2000. First edition. 8vo, pp.20, tipped in post card acknowledging [m ] contribution to the establishment of the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award, stiff wrappers, vg. £5
Rathbone, Harold Stewart.: Dunvegan Castle. A Poem. London, Bernard Quaritch, 1900. Signed limited edition 500 copies. 4to, pp.40, 20 autotype plates many of them of the castle and other edifices, decorative Celtic borders throughout, bevelled edges, brown cloth with gilt Celtic design, vg. £60
Reid, John Macnair.: The gleam on the road. Edinburgh, Porpoise Press Fourth Series, Number two, 1928. 8vo, pp.16, orange pictorial wrapper, vg. Most of these poems first appeared in The Glasgow Herald. £25
Robertson, Alexander, of Struan.: Poems On Various Subjects and Occasions, by the Honourable Alexander Robertson of Struan, Esq; mostly taken from his own original Manuscripts. Edinburgh: Printed for Ch. Alexander, and sold at his House in Geddes's Close; where Subscribers may call for their Copies.[]. 1st ed. 8vo, pp.[iv], 360, biographical note in a later hand to verso of f.f.e.p., owner's signature, contemporary sheep rebacked to style, lightly scuffed, spine ruled gilt, green label, very good. £300
Robertson, James.: Fae the flouers o evil: Baudelaire in Scots. Translations by James Robertson. Kingskettle, Kettillonia, 2001. Sole edition. 8vo, pp.28, pictorial stiff wrappers, vg. £15
Robertson, James.: Joseph Knight. London, Fourth Estate, 2003. First edition. 8vo, pp.372, pbk., signed copy, fine.Winner of the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award 2003. The true story of the first black man to win his right to freedom in a Scottish civil court. "A book of such quality as to persuade you that historical novels are the true businesss of the writer." (Daily Telegraph). £15
Robertson, James.: The fanatic. London, Fourth Estate, 2000. Proof copy. 8vo, pp.310, pbk., signed copy with a number of pencilled markings in the author's hand which relate to the 2000 adaptation abridged in 10 parts for Radio Scotland as indicated by a pencilled stickit note to front cover, vg. £20
Robertson, James. (publisher).: Kettillonia pamphlets. Kingskettle [and later] Newtyle, 1999 - 2015. A complete set of 31 pamphlets comprising: Robertson, James. I dream of Alfred Hitchcock*; Fitt, Mathew. Sair heid cit extracts fae te novel Cafe o the Twa Suns; McNeill, Andrew. Temples frae creels; MacDonald, Hamish. the gravy star: extractss from a novel; Bochanan, Dughall. La a breitheanais. The day o judgment*; McDonald, Ellie. Pathfinder; McDonough, Ian. A rising fever; Hodgson, Bren. Hello, Maister Smyth; Calder, Angus. Horace in Tollcross eftir some odes of Q.H. Flaccus; Stuart, Muriel. In the orchard: selected poems; Gallagher, Delia. Soft soap; Nelson, Helena. Mr and Mrs Philpott on holiday at Auchterawe & other poems; Robertson, James. Fae the flouers o evil: Baudelaire in Scots*; Moon, Lorna. The sinning of Jessie Maclean; Robertson, James. Stirling sonnets*; Donati, Colin. Rock is water or A history of the theories of rain; Sangster, Maureen. The unseen hospital; Wilson, Jim C. Spalebone days; Hubbard, Tom. Scottish faust: poems and ballads of eldritch lore; Cluness, Alex. Disguise; McIntosh, Mary. The gless hoose; Lian, Yang. Whaur the deep sea devauls: a sequence and other short poems. Scots translations from the Chinese by Brian Holton and Harvey Holton; Daiches, Jenni. Smoke: a poem cycle; Murray, Donald S. Between Minch and Muckle Flugga; Tannahill, Andrew. A tapsalteerie touer: selected poems & translations; Dargie, Gordon. a tunnel of love; Robertson, James. Hem and heid: ballads, sangs, saws, poems*; Macneacail, Aonghas. ayont the dyke; MacIntyre, Duncan Ban. Praise of Ben Dorain. The original Gaelic poem with a new English version by Alan Riach; Robertson, James. When the ile rins oot*; Alasdair, Alasdair Mac Mhaighstir (Alexander MacDonald). The birlinn of Clanranald. The original Gaelic poem with a new English version by Alan Riach. All sole issues in original decorative wrappers, staples rusty in some cases but otherwise all in immaculate condition. Kettillonia was launched by James Robertson with the avowed aim of putting "original, adventurous, neglected and rare writing " into print. How far he has succeeded is amply illustrated by the testimonies which appear on the publisher's website as Homages to Kettillonia. £150
Robertson, William.: The Kings of Carrick. A Historical Romance of the Kennedys of Ayrshire. London: Hamilton, Adams, & Co., 1890. Second edition. 8vo, pp.xii, (14) - 320, owner's inscription, leaching to lower margin of free endpaper, red cloth gilt. £15
Rodger Robert G.: Hamely Sketches and Swatches o' Verse. with a lecture on Kirkintilloch poets. Privately Published, 2001. Limited edition 500. 8vo, pp.112, [3], portrait frontis, 5 plates, black cloth gilt. Facsimile reprint of the original 1917 publication printed by D. Macleod, Ltd., Kirkintilloch and issued in an edition of 400 copies, here with a new frontis., introduction and biographical notes. £10
Rogers, Charles.: The Modern Scottish Minstrel. 3 vols. in 1. Edinburgh, Adam & Charles Black, 1860. Second edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 364; iv, 189; xxvii, 160, vignette titles, portrait frontispiece,partly unopened, binder's ticket of John Gray, Edinburgh, rear hinge cracked but sound, green cloth gilt, vg. With memoirs of the poets, and sketches and specimens in English verse of the most celebrated modern Gaelic bards. £45
Rolleston, T.W.: Myths & Legends of the Celtic Race. London, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1919. Second and revised edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, [17] - 457, [1], illustrated, owner's signature, bookplate, green cloth gilt, vg. £20
Ross, John D.: Scottish Poets in America, with biographical and critical notices. New York, Pagan & Ross, Publishers, 1889. First edition. 8vo, pp.218, [2], portrait frontis., brown cloth gilt. £45
Ross, Neil. (editor).: Heroic Poetry from The Book of the Dean of Lismore. Edinburgh, Scottish Gaelic Texts Society, 1939. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxxi, 306, [2], strip of toning to endpapers, d/w a trifle dusty and with a couple of small chips, vg. The four hundred year old manuscript named after Sir James MacGregor, Dean of Lismore in Argyll comprises three sections: Scottish verse by native poets; five or six thousand lines of poetry of Irish origin; and the heroic poetry which is the subject-matter of the present volume. £35
Rush, Christopher.: A twelvemonth and a day. Aberdeen, Aberdeen University Press,1989. 8vo, pp.263, pbk., vg. The book that inspired the film Venus Peter. £8
Rush, Christopher.: Into the ebb a new collection of East Neuk stories. Aberdeen, Aberdeen University Press, 1989. First edition 8vo, pp.213, pict. wrappers, vg. £10
Saintsbury, Elizabeth.: George Macdonald. A Short Life. Edinburgh, Canongate, 1987. First edition. 8vo, pp.152, illustrated, d/w. £10
Salmond, J.B.: Andrew Lang and journalism. Being the Andrew Lang Lecture delivered before the University of St. Andrews 11 May 1950. Edinburgh, Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., 1951. 8vo, pp.36, wrappers. £15
Salmond, J.B. (editor).: Andrew Lang and St. Andrews a centenary anthology. St. Andrews, The Court of the University of St. andrews, 1844. 8vo, pp.128, 5 plates, owner's signature, yapp edges, wrappers. £30
Savage, Ernest A.: Notes on Early Monastic Libraries of Scotland with an account of the Registrum Librorum Angliae and of the Catalogus Scriptorum Ecclesiae of John Boston of the Abbey of St Edmunds. Edinburgh, for private circulation,1928. [Reprinted from the publications of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society. Vol. xiv]. 4to, pp.46, 2 double-page plates, oval stamp of the Royal Society of Edinburgh to front wrapper. £30
Scott, Alexander.: Cantrips. Preston, Akros Publications, 1968. Limited edition 500. 8vo, pp.61, d/w, inscribed "With the best of good wishes, to a fine friend. Alexander Scott" and with the signature of the recipient C[harlie] King, vg+. £30
Scott, Alexander.: Mouth music: poems and diversions. Edinburgh, M. Macdonald, 1954. First edition. 8vo, pp.48, d/w lightly sunned to edge of rear panel, vg+. £20
Scott, Alexander.: Selected poems. Edinburgh, The Saltire Society, 1950. Saltire Modern Poets. First edition. 8vo, pp.24, printed wrappers, vg+. £5
Scott, Sir Walter.: Ballads and Lyrical Pieces. Edinburgh, Printed by James Ballantyne and Co.... Edinburgh, 1806. Second edition. 8vo, pp.180, light discolouration of outer edges, e.p.'s toned, contemporary calf, hinges cracked but sound, spine scuffed, ex libris label of Payson G. Gates.. £45
Scott, Sir Walter.: Chronicles of the Canongate. [First Series]. The Highland Widow, The Two Drovers, and The Surgeon's Daughter. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Printed for Cadell and Co., Edinburgh; and Simpkin and Marshall, London. 1827. Second edition, first issue. 12mo, half-titles, marbled edges, modern quarter calf, raised bands, wine and green double labels, very good. £75
Scott, Sir Walter.: Chronicles of the Canongate. Second Series. 3 vols. Edinburgh: Printed for Cadell and Co., and Simpkin and Marshal, London. 1828,. First edition. 8vo, half-titles, occasional light foxing, marbled edges, modern quarter calf, spines decorated gilt in compartments, raised bands, wine and green double labels, very good. £80
Scott, Sir Walter.: Doom of Devorgoil, a melo-drama. Auchindrane; or, the Ayrshire Tragedy. Edinburgh: Cadell and Company...1830. First edition, second issue.. 8vo, pp.iii, [4] - 337, [1], occasional light marginal foxing, modern quarter calf, marbled boards, raised bands, spine ruled gilt, wine label, very good, signature of Elias Cathcart of Auchendrane to title. Todd & Bowden 239A. The earlier printings of this play formed part of the 1830 collected Poetical Works. £100
Scott, Sir Walter.: Halidon Hill; a dramatic sketch, from Scottish history. Edinburgh, Printed for Archibald Constable and Co.,Edinburgh; and Hurst, Robinson, and Co. London, 1822. First edition. 8vo, pp.8 (publishers' adverts.), 107, [3], archival repair to small marginal tear to pp. 101 - 103,occasional dust-soiling, original printed wrappers worn at extremities. £100
Scott, Sir Walter.: Harold the Dauntless; a poem, in six cantos. By the author of " The Bridal of Triermain ". Edinburgh, Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.199, [1], pp.129/130 misnumbered but continuous register, signature of Anne Rose, period calf rebacked, e.p.'s renewed, binder's ticket of W. Ettles & Co., Inverness. Ruff 154; Van Antwerp 18. £100
Scott, Sir Walter.: Tales of My Landlord, Third Series. Collected and arranged by Jedediah Cleishbotham, schoolmaster and parish-clerk of Gandercleugh. 3 vols., Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co... 1819. First edition. 12mo, half-titles, owner's signature, light stain to gutter of titles, modern boards, printed paper labels. £80
Scott, Sir Walter.: The Abbot. 3 vols. Edinburgh: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London; and for Archibald Contable and Company, and John Ballantyne, Edinburgh. 1820. 1st ed. 12mo, half-titles, marbled edges, modern quarter calf, raised bands, wine and green double labels, very good. £100
Scott, Sir Walter.: The Fair Maiid of Perth. Transfer printed tile by Moyr Smith , 8 " x 8", black, blue, white and gold with central image of a scene from Chapter XXIII of The Fair Maid of Perth captioned Bonthron Accuses Rothsay, floral decorative border with armorial shields, vg. £100
Scott, Sir Walter.: The Lay of the Last Minstrel a poem. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster-Row, and A. Constable and Co. Edinburgh, by James Ballantyne, Edinburgh. 1805. Second edition. 8vo, pp.334, a few faint spots, marbled e.p.'s, tree calf, spine ornately gilt in compartments, green morocco label, Valpey Prize label of St. Paul's School with their gilt crest to front board. £100
Scott, Sir Walter.: The Pirate. 3 vols. Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co.; and Hurst, Robinson and Co., London. 1822. First edition. 8vo, half-titles discarded, contemporary black calf, marbled boards, rubbed at extremities, spine ends chipped, lettered and numbered gilt direct, very good. £125
Scott, Sir Walter.: The regalia of Scotland. Edinburgh, Published at the Crown Room, n.d. New illustrated edition. 8vo, pp.32, original printed wrappers. £10
Scott, Sir Walter.: The Vision of Don Roderick; a poem. Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Co., for John Ballantyne and Co....1811. First edition. 4to, pp.ix, [iii], 122, half-title, occasional light fingering and dust-soiling, contemporary half calf, joints chipped, marbled boards, spine lettered gilt direct. £45
Scott, Sir Walter.: Woodstock; or, The Cavalier. A tale of the year sixteen hundred and fifty-one. 3 vols. Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; and Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, London. 1826. First edition. 8vo, half-titles discarded, a few light spots, contemporary cloth-backed marbled boards, minor corner wear, spines sunned, black labels. £100
Scott, Tom.: At the shrine o the unkent sodger. A poem for recitation. Preston, Akros Publications, 1968. First edition. 8vo, pp.22, stiff wrappers, vg+ £15
Scott, Tom.: Brand the builder. London, Ember, 1975. First edition. 8vo, pp.44, pict. stiff wrappers, vg. £20
Scott, Tom.: Dunbar. A critical exposition of the poems. Edinburgh and London, Oliver and Boyd, 1966. First edition. 8vo, pp.ix, 389, d/w spine darkened, g.The first complete critical study of Dunbar's poetry. £30
Scott, Tom.: Seeven poems o Maister Francis Villon made owre intil Scots. Tunbridge Wells, Peter Russell, The Pound Press, 1953. Limited edition 195 copies. Small folio, pp.12, title in red and black, original green and white wrappers, printed paper label, some toning of endpapers but a very good copy of a fragile item. £100
Scott, Tom.: The collected shorter poems. Edinburgh / London: Agenda / Chapman Publications, 1993. First edition. 8vo, pp.208, owner's label, pbk., vg+. £20
Scottiana.: Refutation of the mistatements and calumnies contained in Mr. Lockhart's Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. respecting the Messrs. Ballantye. By the trustees and son of the late Mr. Ballantyne. London, Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman ; and Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh. 1838. Second edition. 8vo, pp.88 [with] [ Lockhart, J.G. ]. The Ballantyne-humbug handled, in a letter to Sir Adam Fergusson. By the author of Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott. Edinburgh, Robert Cadell...John Murray, and Whittaker & Co., London, 1839 . Second edition. 8vo, pp. 122. [and] Reply to Mr Lockhart's pamphlet, entitled " The Ballantyne-humbug Handled. ". By the authors of a "Refutation of the mistatements and calumnies contained in Mr. Lockhart's Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart., respecting the Messrs. Ballantyne. London, Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman ; and Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh, 1839. First edition. 8vo, pp.125, 97 ( Appendix of Scott's accounts ), half wine morocco, marbled-paper sides, spine decorated gilt in compartments with a single a tulip tool, titled gilt direct. £150
Scottish short stories.: Introduction by Iain Crichton Smith. London, Collins, 1987. First edition. 8vo, pp.176, d/w with short tear to lower edge of rear panel, vg. Contributors include George Mackay Brown, Ian Rankin and Naomi Mitchison. £10
Sellar, E.M.: Recollections and Impressions. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1907. First edition. 8vo, pp.335, 32 (publisher's catalogue), 9 plates, occasional light foxing, blue cloth gilt, rubbed at extremities. Laid in or tipped on are the following items as detailed by William Macmath on an inserted list:: I. Calotype portrait of the authoress, with one of her children on her knee, after Dedication. Given by Professor Sellar to The Rev.d Henry A. Pattullo of Parton; by Mr. Pattullo to my aunt, Miss Jane Webster, and by her to me. II. Some Recollections from The Cornhill Magazine, December, 1910....at end. III. Mushie de Comie...p.243. IV. Obituary Notice of Mrs. Sellar, &c ...at the beginning. Also tipped in is a small drawing of the arms of Machmath of yat ilk. with matching bookplate to front pastedown. Signature of Wm. Macmath 29th November 1910 to verso of front f.e.p. followed by inscription "To my wife Annie, D. Johnstone 1922." £300
Shakespeare, William.: William Shakespeare 1564 - 1964. The Shakespeare Exhibition. The Arts Council of Great Britain, 1964. pp.144, 8pp. Edinburgh Exhibition insert, illustrated, vg. £5
Sharp, Alan.: A Green Tree in Gedde. London, Michael Joseph, 1965. First edition. 8vo, pp.380, d/w, tiny nick to head of spine, vg."The first volume of an excitingly ambitious trilogy...Sharp is a lusty writer, ladling out sex, straight and kinky, in full measure but he is in no sense a pornographer...The completed trilogy may prove a major work of fiction. Certainly Alan Sharp is shaping for greatness." (Financial Times). £20
Sharp, Alan.: The Wind Shifts. London, Michael Joseph.1967. First edition. 8vo, pp.349, [1], d/w, vg. The second novel in the trilogy . £20
Sharp, William. (Fiona Macleod).: Pharais a Romance of the Isles. Derby, The Moray Press, 1894. Signed large paper copy of a limited edition of 75 copies. 12mo, pp.xii, 172, frontis., boards rubbed, splash mark to front board, e.p.'s toned, text crisp and clean. £40
Sharpe, Charles Kirkpatrick.: Letters from and to Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe, Esq. Edited by Alexander Allardyce ...with a Memoir by the Rev. W.K.R. Bedford. 2 vols. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1888. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 590; xvi, 614, [2], illustrated, hinges starting but sound, green cloth, printed labels. £120
Shaw, William.: An Analysis of the Galic (sic) Language. Edinburgh: Printed by W. and T. Ruddiman for R. Jamieson, 1778. Second edition. 8vo, pp. 171 + [1], half green morocco lightly rubbed, marbled sides, sprinkled edges, spine titled gilt direct and decorated with a thistle tool. Contemporary signatures of Joseph Coxon, Walter Irving, and Rob. Jeffre. From the library of of Andrew Carnegie, with his bookplate. Courtney, p.129; S.G.U.C. 2542; Reid: Bibliotheca Scoto-Gadelica, p.51. First isued in 4to in the same year. £300
Shepherd, Nan.: Sir Herbert Grierson Professor of English Literature, 1894 - 1915. Reprinted from the Aberdeen University Review, Vol. XXXVIII, 3, No. 122, pp.241 - 244, Spring, 1960. 8vo, pp.4, portrait, vg+. £10
Shepherd, Nan.: The quarry wood. London, Constable & Co. Ltd., 1928. First edition. 8vo, pp.307, [4, publisher's advert.], a few fore-edge spots, light toning to e.p.'s, green cloth gilt, g+. £35
Sibbald, James.: Chronicle of Scottish Poetry; from the Thirteenth Century, to the Union of the Crowns: to which is added a Glossary... Edinburgh: Printed for J. Sibbald..., by C. Stewart & Co. Printers to the University: sold by P. Hill, and Ross & Blackwood..., 1802. 1st ed. 4 vols., 8vo, half calf, chips to headband vols. 3 and 4, spines rubbed, marbled e.p.'s. Signature of noted historian William St. Clair. ECSB 184. It was in Sibbald's bookshop that Scott is said to have caught his first glimpse of Burns. £225
Simpkins, John.: Strange tales of bygone Fife. Newtongrange, Lang Syne Publishers, n.d. 8vo, pp.[80], illustrated, pict. stiff wrappers. A considerably condensed version of item x above. £8
Simpson, E. Blantyre.: Robert Louis Stevenson's Edinburgh Days. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1914. First edition. 8vo, pp.vi, 294, illustrated, owner's inscription, red cloth gilt with medallion portrait of R.L.S. £30
Simpson, E. Blantyre.: The Robert Louis Stevenson Originals. London & Edinburgh, T.N. Foulis, 1912. First edition. 8vo, pp.213, illustrated, owner's inscription, brown buckram gilt. £30
Sinclair, Maureen.(compiler).: Murder, Murder, Polis! Glasgow Street Songs and Games Rhymes. Edinburgh, The Ramsay Head Press, 1966. First edition. 8vo, pp.55, [1], illustrated, pict. stiff wrappers. £5
Singer, John.: Hamespun Rhymes frae the Spinnin' Jenny. Galashiels, D. Craighead, 1896. First edition. 8vo, pp.[viii], 92, portrait frontis. signed by author, red cloth gilt. A collection of verses in tyhe "braid auld Scottish tongue" including £20
Skelton, John.: A ballade of the Scottyshe kynge. Dunfermline, Pallatine Press, 1979. Facsimile black letter reprint of the the original edition by Richard Fawkes, London, c.1513. Single sheet folded with woodcut title. £10
Skinner, Reverend John.: Amusements of Leisure Hours: or poetical pieces, chiefly in the Scottish dialect...to which is prefixed a sketch of the author's life. Edinburgh, Printed by John Moir...and sold by Stuart Cheyne, Edinburgh; by Alexander Brown, Aberdeen...1809. First edition. 12mo, pp.144, original boards rebacked, printed label. £40
Smart, Alexander.: Songs of Labour and Domestic Life; with Rhymes for Little Readers. Edinburgh, William P. Nimmo, 1860. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 279, owner's signature, blue cloth gilt.The writer's avowed aim was "the inculcation among the working-classes of the manly sentiments of self-reliance and intellectual culture" whilst endeavouring to influence younger readers "by engaging pictures of love and home, truth and gentleness." Dedicated to the Gentlemen of the Edinburgh Angus Club. £30
Smith, Iain Crichton: Robert Burns a poem...illustrated by Laurie Clark. Edinburgh, Morning Star Publications, 1996. Limited edition 300 copies. Designed by Alec Finlay. Scottish Poetry Reprints Series. 8vo, pp.[8], cloth-backed boards, vg+ £30
Smith, Iain Crichton.: A bibliography of Iain Crichton Smith compiled by Grant F. Wilson. Aberdeen, Aberdeen University Press, 1990. First edition. 8vo, pp.228, pbk., vg. £5
Smith, Iain Crichton.: A life. Manchester, Carcanet, 1986. First edition. 8vo, pp.64, pbk., vg. £10
Smith, Iain Crichton.: An end to autumn. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1978. First edition. 8vo, pp.154, d/w, vg. £25
Smith, Iain Crichton.: An honourable death. London, Macmillan, 1992. First edition. 8vo, pp.135, [1], d/w, vg+. £10
Smith, Iain Crichton.: Critical Quarterly. Vol. 9 No. 3 Autumn 1967. London, 1967. 8vo, pp.[193] - 288, wrappers, vg. Contains Smith's Carol and Hamlet. Excerpts from a Sonnet Sequence.( pp.230 - 233), later incorporated in Hamlet in autumn, 1972. £5
Smith, Iain Crichton.: Ends and beginnings. Manchester, Carcanet, 1994. First edition. 8vo, pp.vii, 152, pbk., vg. £20
Smith, Iain Crichton.: From bourgeois land. London, Victor Gollancz, 1969. First edition. 8vo, pp.61, d/w, signed copy, vg. £30
Smith, Iain Crichton.: George Douglas Brown's The house with the green shutters. Aberdeen, ASLS, 1988. First edition. Scotnotes Number 3. 8vo, pp.40, pbk., vg. £5
Smith, Iain Crichton.: Goodbye, Mr Dixon. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1974. First edition. 8vo, pp.208, d/w, v g. £20
Smith, Iain Crichton.: Hamlet in autumn. Loanhead, M. Macdonald, 1972. First edition. 8vo, pp.61, wrappers, vg. £10
Smith, Iain Crichton.: Lazybed. Edinburgh, Traverse Theatre (Scotland) Ltd., 1997. First edition. 8vo, pp.72, [2], spiral-bound wrappers, vg. £10
Smith, Iain Crichton.: Love poems & elegies. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1972. First edition. 8vo, pp.63, [1], d/w, vg. £30
Smith, Iain Crichton.: Murdo and other stories. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1981. First edition. 8vo, pp.141, [1], vg. £25
Smith, Iain Crichton.: My last duchess. A novel. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1971. First edition. 8vo, pp.158, d/w, vg. £25
Smith, Iain Crichton.: Orpheus and other poems. Preston, Akros Publications, 1974. First edition. 8vo, pp.24, tipped in review copy slip, wrappers a little dusty at the edges, vg. £15
Smith, Iain Crichton.: Poems for Donalda. Belfast, Ulsterman Publications, 1974. First edition. 8vo, pp.22, [2], wrappers a trifle dusty, vg. £15
Smith, Iain Crichton.: Selected poems 1955 - 1980. Selected by Robin Fulton. Loanhead, Macdonald Publishers, 1981. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiii, 234, d/w, vg. £20
Smith, Iain Crichton.: Selected stories. Manchester, Carcanet, 1990. First edition. 8vo, pp.178, signed presentation copy, d/w, vg. £15
Smith, Iain Crichton.: Survival without error and other stories. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1970. First edition. 8vo, pp.223, [1], signed copy, d/w, vg. £30
Smith, Iain Crichton.: The black and the red and other stories. London, Victor Gollancz, 1973. First edition. 8vo, pp.255, d/w, fine. £30
Smith, Iain Crichton.: The black halo. The Complete English Short Stories 1977 - 98. Edited by Kevin MacNeill. Edinburgh, Birlinn Ltd, 2001. First edition. 8vo, pp.708, pbk., vg. £10
Smith, Iain Crichton.: The dream. London, Macmillan, 1990. First edition. 8vo, pp.168, d/w, vg+. £10
Smith, Iain Crichton.: The human face. Manchester, Carcanet, 1996. First edition. 8vo, pp.67, [1], pbk., vg. £5
Smith, Iain Crichton.: The last summer. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1969. First edition. 8vo, pp.192, d/w a trifle dusty, vg. £20
Smith, Iain Crichton.: The law and the grace. London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1965. First edition. 8vo, pp.60, bookplate, d/w, vg. £20
Smith, Iain Crichton.: The leaf and the marble. Manchester, Carcanet, 1998. First edition. 8vo, pp.64, pbk., vg. £5
Smith, Iain Crichton.: The long river. Edinburgh, M. MacDonald, 1955. First edition. 8vo, pp.31, [1], wrappers, vg. £30
Smith, Iain Crichton.: The notebooks of Robinson Crusoe and other poems. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1975. First edition. 8vo, pp.91, [1], d/w, vg, inscribed to front free endpaper "Una Maclean [Scottish actress] bought before lunch on our 22nd 1975." £30
Smith, Iain Crichton.: The permanent island. Loanhead, M. Macdonald, 1975. First edition. 8vo, pp.64, wrappers, traces of adhesive to lower wrapper, otherwise vg. £10
Smith, Iain Crichton.: The tenement: a novel. London, Victor Gollanz Ltd, 1985. First edition. 8vo, pp.159, [1], signed copy, d/w, vg+. £30
Smith, Iain Crichton.: The village and other poems. Manchester, Carcanet, 1989. First edition. 8vo, pp.69, [1], pbk., vg. £15
Smith, Iain Crichton.: The village. Inverness, Club Leabhar, 1976. First edition. 8vo,pp.113, [1], pbk., vg. £10
Smith, Iain Crichton.: Thistles and roses. London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1961. First edition. 8vo, pp.56, tipped in invitation card to the Beaux Arts Gallery Edward Middledirch Exhibition, postally franked 1 Nov. 1962, addressed to Roy Fulller with 3 pencil notes by him to front, green cloth gilt, spine sunned, otherwise vg. £40
Smith, Iain Crichton.: Thoughts of Murdo. Nairn, Balnain Books, 1993. First edition. 8vo, pp.188, pbk., vg. £5
Smith, Iain Crichton.: Towards the human. Edinburgh, Macdonald Publishers, 1996. First edition. 8vo, pp.200, pbk., vg. £20
Smith, Iain Crichton. Gow, Carol.: Mirror and marble. The poetry of Iain Crichton Smith. Edinburgh, The Saltire Society, 1992. First edition. 8vo, pp.159, pbk., near fine. £12
Smith, Iain Crichton. Iain Mac A 'Gobhainn.: A Pheigi a graidh. Stornoway, Acair Earranta, 1994. First edition. 8vo, pp.104, Gaelic text, pbk., vg. £5
Smith, Iain Crichton. Iain Mac A'Ghobhainn: Am miseanaraidh. Inverness, CLAR, 2005. First edition. 8vo, pp.68, Gaelic text, pbk., vg. £5
Smith, Iain Crichton. Iain Mac A'Ghobhainn.: Na speuclairean dubha. Glasgow, GAIRM, 1989. First edition. 8vo, pp.59, [1], Gaelic text, pbk., vg. £5
Smith, Iain Crichton. Iain Mac A' Ghobhainn.: A' bheinn oir. Stornoway, Acair Earranta, 1989. First edition. 8vo, pp.68, Gaelic text, pbk., vg. £5
Smith, Iain Crichton. Iain Mac A' Ghobhainn.: Iain am measg nan reultan. Glasgow, GAIRM, 1970. First edition. 8vo, pp.74, Gaelic text, illustrated, pbk., vg. £5
Smith, Iain Crichton. Iain Mac A' Ghobhainn.: Na guthan. Glasgow, GAIRM, 1991. First edition. 8vo, pp.88, Gaelic text, pbk., vg. £5
Smith, Iain Crichton. Iain Mac A' Ghobhainn.: Rabhdan is rudan. Glasgow, GAIRM, 1973. First edition. 8vo, pp.21, [1], Gaelic text, illustrated, pbk, g+. £5
Smith, Iain Crichton. Iain Mac A' Ghobhainn.: Tormod 's na dolaichean agus Mairi 's an t-each fiodh. Glasgow, GAIRM, 1976. First edition. 8vo, unpaginated, Gaelic text, illustrated in colour and b/w, pbk., vg. £5
Smith, Iain Crichton. Iain Mac A'ghobhainn.: Little Red Riding Hood agus An dorus iaruinn. Glasgow, Gairm, 1977. First edition. 8vgo, unpaginated, Gaelic text, illustrated in colour, pbk., vg. £5
Smith, Iain Crichton. Iain Mac A; Ghobhainn.: An t-adhar Ameireaganach. Inverness, Club Leabhar, 1973. First edition. 8vo, pp.68, faint trace of erased pencil underlining to first leaf, pbk., vg. £5
Smith, James.: Hame-spun Rhymes. Aberdeen: Printed for the Author, 1879. First edition. 8vo, pp.144, title and last page toned, binder's ticket of Jackson's Works, Aberdeen, bookplate of H.A. Taylor. £20
Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: A short introduction to Scottish literature. Edinburgh, Serif Books, 1961. First edition. 8vo, pp.40, printed wrappers, Charlie King's copy with signature to front free endpaper, vg+. £10
Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: Carotid cornucopius caird o the cannon gait and voyeur o the outluik touer ... by Gude Schir Skidderie Smithereens. Edinburgh, The Caledonian Press, 1947. First edition 8vo, pp.80, frontis., blue wrappers, vg+. £80
Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: Carotid cornucopius. Edinburgh, Macdonald Publishers, 1964. 8vo, pp.160, Biblicatioun by Roberto Garioch, Foreword by Hugh MacDiarmid, illustrated by Rendell Wells, d/w, signed to front free endpaper by author and illustrator, near fine. "Sydney Goodsir Smith's Rabelaisian-cum-Joycean extravaganza, Carotid Cornucopius ("as alive as an hilarious old tinker," to quote Hugh MacDiarmid), has enjoyed considerable underground reputation since the private publication of its First Four Fitts in 1947. Stolen copies occasionally change hands at cosmic prices but the book has been generally unobtainable for many years." (publisher's sleeve note). £30
Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: Figs and thistles. Edinburgh and London, Oliver and Boyd, 1959. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 79, d/w dust-soiled, spine darkened with a couple of small chips to spine ends, g+. £20
Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: Gowdspink in Reekie. Loanhead, Macdonald Publishers, 1974. Limited edition 600 copies. 8vo, pp.24, frontispiece, pictorial stiff green wrappers, vg. £15
Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: Kynd Kittock's land. Edinburgh, M. Macdonald, 1965. First edition. 8vo, pp.25, d/w designed by Robert Crozier, near fine. £15
Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: Omens, nine poems. Edinburgh, M. Macdonald, 1955. Limited edition 300. 8vo, pp.17, some staple rusting, wrappers designed by Rendell Wells lightly dust-soiled at lower edge, vg. £15
Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: Orpheus and Eurydice a dramatic poem. Edinburgh, M. Macdonald, 1955. Limited edition 500. 8vo, pp.30, hand-coloured frontispiece by David McClure, pictorial wrappers by the same artist, vg. £10
Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: So late into the night. Fifty lyrics by Sydney Goodsir Smith with a Preface by Edith Sitwell. London, Peter Russell, 1952. Limited edition 500 copies. 8vo, pp.65, [1], pict. wrappers, spine darkened, lightly discoloured at edges, unnumbered copy stamped in the colophon " press copy", tipped in TLs from Peter Russell to the Literary Editor, The Listener, B.B.C. "Dear Sir, I am sending review copies of the first two books to be published by me.", g+. £45
Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: The deevil's waltz. Glasgow, MacLellan, 1946. First edition. 8vo, pp.60, illustrations and d/w (wih sustantial chip) by Denis Peploe, g. £15
Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: The Vision of the Prodigal Son. Edinburgh, M. Macdonald, 1960. First edition. 8vo, pp.27, brown cloth gilt, vg+. £15
Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: The wanderer and other poems. Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1943. First edition. 8vo, pp.36, abrasions to rear wrapper, g+. £10
Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: Under the Eildon tree. Edinburgh, Serif Books, 1954. Second edition. 8vo, pp.73, red cloth gilt, vg. £15
Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: Under the Eildon tree. A poem in XXIV elegies. Edinburgh, Serif Books, 1948. Limited edition 350 copies. 8vo, pp.74, title in red and black, portrait frontispiece by Denis Peploe, cloth-backed blue boards dust-soiled at edges and sunned to rear, large coloured bookplate of Naomi Mitchison, vg. £45
Snoddy, T.G.: Sweetly Sang the Stars. Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire Printers Ltd., 1965. First edition. 8vo, pp.62, red cloth gilt. £10
Sommerlad, M.J.: Scottish "Wheel" and "Herring-bone" Bindings in the Bodleian Library an illustrated handlist. Oxford, Oxford Bibliographical Society, Bodleian Library. Occasional Publications no. 1, 1967. pp.10, 28 examples illustrated on 4 leaves, vg. £20
Soutar, William.: But the earth abideth. A verse-sequence. London, Andrew Dakers Limited, 1943. First edition. 8vo, pp.62, a few spots to e.p.'s and inner flaps of d/w, g+. £20
Soutar, William.: Collected poems. Edited with an introductory essay by Hugh MacDiarmid. London, Andrew Dakers Limited, 1948. First edition. 8vo, pp.525, [1], joints cracking but sound and tight, signature and bookplate of H.A. Taylor, red cloth lettered black, minor wear to head of spine, vg. £10
Soutar, William.: Gleanings by an undergraduate. Paisley, Alexander Gardner, 1923. First edition. 8vo, pp.63, signed copy, wth 3 minor manuscript corrections to Thunder, rear f.e.p. toned from newscutting insert otherwise a very clean copy, original boards, printed label, vg+. Soutar's first book, published anonymously while he was studying English at Edinburgh University. £150
Soutar, William.: Seeds in the wind. Poems in Scots for children with illustrations by Colin Gibson. London, Andrew Dakers Limited, 1948. 8vo, pp.82, d/w worn and chipped with loss of one letter from text, internally vg. £30
Soutar, William.: Seeds in the wind. Poems in Scots for children. Edinburgh, Grant & Murray Limited, 1933. First edition. 8vo, pp.43, [1], [4], portrait frontispiece, d/w, vg. £21
Soutar, William.: The Expectant Silence. Poems. London, Andrew Dakers Limited, 1944. First edition 8vo, pp.64, chip to lower spine of d/w, g+. £18
Soutar, William. Pruger, Heidelinde.: Journey without ending. The journals of William Soutar. Salzburg, Universitat Salzburg, 2001. First edition. 8vo, pp.288, pbk., inscribed presentation copy, vg. £20
Soutar, Willliam.: A handful of earth. London, Andrew Dakers Limited, 1936. First edition. 8vo, pp.55, [5], d/w a bit dusty, g+. £21
Spark, Muriel.: All the poems. Manchester, Carcanet, 2004. First edition. 8vo, pp.130, d/w, fine. £20
Spark, Muriel.: The young man who discovered the secret of life & other stories. London, Travelman Publishing, 1999. First edition. 8vo folding concertina style, vg. £15
Spark, Muriel.: Walking on air. Lewes, Centre for Writers & Translators, the Arts Arena, American University of Paris / Sylph Editions, 2007. First edition. 8vo, pp. 40, 5 coloured plates, 2 facsimiles of Muriel Spark manuscripts, wrappers, sewn, printed outer wrappers, near fine.. Issued to coincide with the Muriel Spark Commemoration Concert at the Wigmore Hall, April 2007, this is Number 2 in the Cahier Series and contains nine previously unpublished pieces by Spark. £25
St. Andrews.: Kate Kennedy [Annual] 1970, 1971, 1973, 1976. St. Andrews, Kate Kennedy Club, 1970, '71, '73, '76. 8vo, illustrated, wrapppers. Each £5
Steuart, J.A.: Robert Louis Stevenson Man and Writer. A Critical Biography. 2 vols. London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., 1924. First edition. 8vo, pp.vii, 351; vii, 304, portrait frontispieces, blue cloth gilt. £60
Stevenson, Robert Louis.: " A penny plain and twopence coloured ". London, Thule Press, 1948. Reprinted from The Magazine of Art of 1884. 8vo, pp.8, illustrated, pict. green wrappers. £15
Stevenson, Robert Louis.: Autograph letters, original manuscripts, books, portraits, and curios from the library of the late Robert Louis Stevenson consigned by the present owner Mrs. Isobel Strong of Santa Barbara, Calif. Part 1.[and] Part2. New York, The Anderson Auction Company, 1914, 1915. 8vo, pp.106; 67, illustrated, original printed wrappers and bidding slips bound in, blue cloth gilt chipped, internally fresh and clean. £120
Stevenson, Robert Louis.: Books from the library of Robert Louis Stevenson at Vailima sold by order of Mrs. W.E. Safford, Washington, D.C. Together with selections from two New York libraries. New York, The Anderson Galleries, 4 October, 1926. 8vo, pp.62, original printed wrappers, pencil estimates for the RLS lots. The 35 Stevenson items on offer were purchased in Samoa by Lieut. W.E. Safford, U.S.N., from E.W. Gurr, Mrs. Stevenson's solicitor, and include the Dumas Vicomte de Bragelonne 6 vols. which R.L.S. called his favourite book, as well as the manuscript account book of the Stevenson household at Vailima from May, 1894 to September, 1897. £80
Stevenson, Robert Louis.: Edinburgh. With 18 illustrations in colour by James Heron. London, Seeley, Service & Co Ltd., 1915. 8vo, pp.160, pictorial black cloth gilt with lion rampant in black and silver on a red ground, vg. £30
Stevenson, Robert Louis.: Essays of Travel. London, Chatto & Windus, 1905. First edition. 8vo, pp vi, 247, faint foxing of endpapers, black cloth gilt, vg. £30
Stevenson, Robert Louis.: Memories & Portraits. London, Chatto and Windus, 1887. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 300, blue buckram lightly rubbed, vg. £40
Stevenson, Robert Louis.: RLS. Stevenson's Letters to Charles Baxter. Edited by De Lancey Ferguson and Marshall Waingrow. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1956. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxvi, 385, d/w, vg. £25
Stevenson, Robert Louis.: St. Ives. Being the adventures of a French prisoner in England. London, William Heinemann, 1898. First edition. 8vo, pp [viii], 312, 32 (ads.), slate grey cloth lightly rubbed., vg. The text was taken down by Stevenson's step-daughter as far as chapter 30 just six weeks before his death. The remaining six chapters were completed by Arthur Quiller- Couch. £25
Stevenson, Robert Louis.: The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson to his Family and Friends. 2 vols. London, Methuen, 1911. Tenth edtion. 8vo, pp.xliv, 375; xiii, 389 + 31pp. publisher's ads., portrait frontispieces, black buckram gilt rubbed, vg. £30
Stevenson, Robert Louis.: Virginibus Puerisque. An essay in four parts. East Aurora, The Ryecrofters, 1903. 8vo, pp.[iv], 78, full vellum, spine titled gilt, silk marker, Inscribed to front free endpaper " Dorothy Seymour with love from Kathleen. New Year's Day. 1904. ", and with the book-plate of Dorothy Seymour, attractive. £50
Stevenson, Robert Louis.: Weir of Hermiston: an unfinished romance. London, Chatto and Windus, 1896. First edition. 8vo, pp.290, 32 (ads.), blue buckram lightly rubbed, vg. £45
Stevenson, Robert Louis. McLaren, Moray.: Stevenson and Edinburgh. A centenary study. London, Chapman and Hall, 1950. First edition. 8vo, pp.175, frontis., d/w, vg. £15
Stewart, Alexander.: Elements of Galic (sic) Grammar. In four parts: I. Of Pronunciation and Orthography. II. Of the Parts of Speech. III. Of Syntax. IV. Of Derivation and Composition. Edinburgh: Printed by C. Stewart & Co. for Peter Hill, 1801. First edition. 8vo, pp.[6] + 179 +[1], half green morocco lightly rubbed, marbled sides, sprinkled edges, spine titled gilt direct and decorated in compartments with a thistle tool. Contemporary signature of John Hepburn. From the library of Andrew Carnegie, with his bookplate. S.G.U.C. 2620, "it is decidedly a much better Grammar than the one by Shaw" Reid: Bibliotheca Scoto-Gadelica , p.51 £300
Stewart, Mary.: Frost on the window and other poems. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1990. First edition. 8vo, pp.xi, 111, illustrated, d/w, vg, signed copy, with typescript copy of the title poem with a few manuscript amendments to punctuation and a number of possible alternatives for individual words, some adopted others rejected in the printed version in which the second verse is 2 lines shorter than the typescript original. £50
Stuart, A.V.: David Gray. The Poet of the Luggie. A Centenary Booklet. (cover title). Kirkintilloch, s.n., [1961]. 8vo, pp. [8], printed wrappers. Born at Duntiblae on 29th January, 1838, the eldest child of a handloom weaver, Gray studied for the Free Church ministry, but his real love was poetry and he moved to London to seek his literary fortune. There he contracted consumption and after a brief stay at a sanatorium in Torquay returned home where he died on 3rd December, 1861, having received the previous day a specimen proof-page of his forthcoming book "The Luggie and Other Poems." £10
Studies in Scottish literature.: Volume 1 Number 1 July 1963. Glasgow, William Maclellan, 1963. 8vo, pp.82, [2], printed wrappers, vg+. Includes Observations on Scottish Studies by Tom Scott (9pp) and The Hunter and the Circle: Neil Gunn's Fiction of Violence by Francis R. Hart (18pp.). £10
Sturgeon, Samuel . (attributed to).: The Galloway Herds. A Lampoon : Chiefly on the Clergy in the Presbytery of Kirkcudbright in the Years 1820 and 1821. With a Reply thereto by Robert Malcolmson, and an Introduction and Notes by Thomas Fraser, and an Appendix. Dalbeattie, Thomas Fraser, 1909, no. 4 of a ltd. ed. of 15 copies not for sale, each numbered and signed by the editor, this Malcolm M.L. Harper's copy. 4to, pp.87, facsimile broadside, e.p.'s heavily toned, cloth-backed boards, dusty, with pict. printed label to front cover. £45
Temperley, Alan.: Tales of the North Coast. London, The Research Publishing Co., 1977. Second impression. 8vo, pp.252, illustrated, pbk. A collection of tales compiled by Temperley and the pupils of Farr Secondary School, illustrated by the pupils. £10
Tennant, William.: Anster Fair, a poem in six cantos. with other poems. Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd, 1821. Fourth edition. 12mo., pp.vii, 255, [1], marbled e.p.'s, period calf, black label, binder's ticket of James Maxwell, Dumfries. £30
Tennant, William.: The Comic Poems of William Tennant. Edited by Maurice Lindsay and Alexander Scott. Edinburgh, Scottish Academic Press, 1989. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 232, d/w. £15
Tennant, William.: The Thane of Fife; a poem, in six cantos. Edinburgh, Archibald Constable & Co., 1822. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 264, 8 (publisher's catalogue), rebound to style in quarter calf, marbled boards. £80
Tennant, Willliam.: Anster Fair, a Poem. In six cantos. Edinburgh: Printed for William Cockburn, Anstruther, by Oliver & Boyd, Netherbow, 1812,. First edition. 12mo, pp.160, owner's inscription, half calf, marbled boards, spine chipped, joints cracked but firm. The son of an Anstruther merchant and small farmer, Tennant was lamed early in life and became a dedicated scholar, though his parents' poverty forced him to leave the University of St Andrews without a degree. Despite this setback he went on to master, without tuition, Greek, Latin, Italian, German, Portugese and Hebrew. Following the anonymous publication of Anster Fair in 1812, its favourable reception and identification of authorship led to his being appointed as schoolmaster at Dunino, a village near St Andrews. This post gave him accesss to the university library and he subsequently added Arabic, Syriac, Persian, Sanskrit and Hindustani to his linguistic range. When a second edition of Anster Fair was well received in the Edinburgh Review, Tennant was promoted to a bigger school in Lasswade and three years later to the position of teacher of classical and oriental languages at Dollar Academy. In 1834 he was appointed Professor of Oriental Languages in the University of St Andrews where his scholarship was recognised by a Fellowship of the Royal Society. Though he published other works, it is his comic masterpiece, Anster Fair, for which he is best remembered. It is worth noting that scholars have postulated the theory that Byron may have noticed a contemporary review of it and adopted its ottava rima stanza for Beppo and Don Juan. £150
The Aberdeen Fish Trade Literary & Debating Society Magazine: being papers contributed by the members for years 1905 to 1911. Aberdeen, Printed by W. Jolly & Sons, n.d. 8vo, pp.134, 3 plates, offsetting to p.111 and a few light spots to a couple of leaves, cloth-backed printed boards, small chips to corners. Papers on Abraham Lincoln, Golf, The Voyage of the "Evening Star", etc. £18
The Edinburgh Dramatic Review. Vol. II. Dec.15, 1822, to [ Aug. ] 1823. [ Vol.2 no. LI - Vol.5 No. CCXXXVI. ].: With a portrait of Mrs. Vandenhoff as Coriolanus. Edinburgh, Printed for James L. Huie, 1823. 8vo, half calf rebacked to style retaining original black morocco label, marbled paper sides. Date on title amended in ink from Feb. 11 1823 to Aug. £120
The Glory of the Page.: Medieval & Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts from Glasgow University Library. Glasgow, Glasgow University Library / Art Gallery of Ontario, 1987. First edition. 4to, pp.228, richly illustrated in colour and b/w, vg. Catalogue of an exhibition staged at The Art Gallery of Ontario, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and The Burrell Collection. £15
The Living Doric. [poetry].: Selected and edited by Cuthbert Graham. Aberdeen, Charles Murray Memorial Trust, 1985. First edition. 8vo, pp.119, [1], pbk., vg. £10
The Mirror.: A periodical paper, published at Edinburgh in the years 1779 and 1780. 3 vols. London, Printed for A. Strahan, and T. Cadell...and W. Creech, at Edinburgh,1794. Tenth edition. 12mo, pp.xv, 271; vii, 319; vii, 319,[1, ads.], period tree calf, gilt border, spines decorated gilt in compartments, double labels (lacking 2, 1 chipped), marbled e.p.'s. £125
The new Athenian broadsheet.: Nos. 2,3,10. Edinburgh, 1947, '48, '49. 8vo, pp.6 folding, vignette title. Contributors include William Soutar, Alexander Gray, George Campbell Hay, Sydney Goodsir Smith, A.V. Stuart and Douglas Young. Each £10
The Scottish Register; or, General View of: History, Politics, & Literature, for January, February, and March, [and] April, May, and June, 1794, with philosophical, critical, and miscellaneous papers, chiefly relative to Scotland. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Printed for Bell & Bradfute, and A. Lawrie, and C.G.& J. Robinson, London. 8vo in 4's, pp.viii, 373, [1]; [ii], 266, quarter sheep scuffed, minor wear to spine ends, marbled paper boards, labels renewed, occasional dust-soiling. The first two volumes of this quarterly which ran to six volumes in all, January, 1794 - June 1795. The second volume includes Burns' Sonnet. On the Death of Robert Riddell, Esq. of Glenriddell which had made its first appearance in The Dumfries Journal on 22 April, 1794. See Egerer 1266. £75
The Speculative Society.: History of the Speculative Society. Bicentenary edition. Edinburgh, Printed for the Society by T. and A. Constable Limited, 1968. 8vo, pp.254, 4 plates, red cloth gilt. £25
Thomas, Alan G.: Great Books and Book Collectors. Chancellor Press, 1975. 4to, pp.280, profusely illustrated, price-clipped d/w, vg. £10
Thomson, David Cleghorn.: Doges in the ice-box and other poems grave and gay. Edinburgh, Porpoise Press Fourth Series, Number six., 1928. First edition. 8vo, pp.16, printed wrappers, vg. £20
Thomson, George.: An Epistle to Robert Watson Kerr. Edinburgh, Porpoise Press Second Series, Broadsheet 6, June, 1926. 8vo, pp.8, original wrappers. £20
Thomson, James.: The Seasons. A new edition adorned with a set of engravings from original paintings., together with a life of the author, and a critical essay by Robert Heron. Perth: Printed by R. Morison Jun. for R. Morison and Son, 1793. 4to, pp.6, lii, 150, 40, engraved portrait frontispiece, title and 5 plates, period tree calf, gilt roll tool border, spine decorated gilt in compartments to a doves and urn design, crimson label, head / tail-bands chipped, joints cracked but holding, marbled e.p.'s, manuscript book-plate of John Watson, 1793. One of the finest examples of Morrison's work. Carnie p.30. £350
Thomson, R.L. (editor).: Adtimchiol an Chreidimh. The Gaelic Version of John Calvin's Catechismus Ecclesiae Genevensis. Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd for the Scottish Gaelic Texts Society, 1962. First edition thus. 8vo, pp.xlii, vi, 264, d/w. Facsimile reprint of the second Gaelic book to be printed in Scotland. £20
Three Glasgow writers.: A collection of writing by Alex. Hamilton James Kelman Tom Leonard. Glasgow, The Molendinar Press,1976. First edition. 8vo, pp.82, pbk., lightly rubbed, g. £10
Three Scottish Poets.: MacCaig. Morgan. Lochhead. Edited and introduced by Roderick Watson. Edinburgh, Canongate Classics,1942. First edition. 8vo, pp.117, [1], pbk., signed by all three poets, vg+. The prelims vary slightly from the standard edition: presumably a limited promotional edition issued by the publishers. £45
Todd, Ruthven.: The acreage of the heart. Glasgow, William Maclellan, Poetry Scotland Series, 1944. First edition. 8vo, pp.32, coloured litho. frontispiece by John Maxwell, cloth-backed boards darkened at lower rear edge, minor corner wear, g. £10
Torrington, Jeff.: Swing hammer swing! London, Secker & Warburg Limited, 1993. 8vo, pp.407, pbk., vg+. Whitbread Book of the Year. "Exuberant...a gamey, pungent, vulgar sprawl of a novel, somewhere in that hinterland where Damon Runyon meets James Joyce...a true original." Observer. £10
Toulmin, David.: A Chiel Among Them: a Scots Miscellany. Aberdeen, Gourdas House, 1983. 8vo, pp.216, green glazed boards with gilt image of ploughman and horses, vg. A collection of short stories, social history, biographies, literary criticism and autobiography - all set in, or concerned with, his native North-East. £10
Tranter, Nigel.: Cable from Kabul. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1968, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.188, d/w. £200
Tranter, Nigel.: Drug on the Market. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1962. First edition 8vo, pp.222, map, small ownership stamp, d/w. £35
Tranter, Nigel.: Kettle of Fish. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1961, 1st ed. 8vo, pp. 253, d/w. £35
Tranter, Nigel.: Rum Week. London, Ward Locke & Co., 1954, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.205, light fore-edge foxing, d/w internally repaired but bright, clean and complete. £90
Tranter, Nigel.: The Wallace. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1975, 1st ed. 8vo, pp. 464, d/w. £20
Trocchi, Alexander.: Cain's book. New York, Grove Press, 1961. First Black Cat edition. 8vo, pp. 252, minor wear to spine ends, light fingering to covers, pbk., g. Trocchi's second novel, first published in 1960. " It is true, it has art, it is brave. I would not be surprised if it is still talked about in twenty years. " Norman Mailer. £20
Trocchi, Alexander.: Invisible insurrection of a million minds. A Trocchi Reader. Edited by Andrew M. Scott. Edinburgh, Polygon, 1996. 8vo, pp.xi, 228, pbk., vg. £10
Troup, Alex. J.M.: "Fontythan" and other poems. Printed at the Aberdeen Journal Office, 1895. First edition. 8vo, pp.148, tailpieces, faint trace of sellotape to gutter of p.1, occasional fingering, rear endpaper toned, green cloth gilt. Troup, (1858 - 1947) is described in the 1891 Census as a reporter, insurance salesman and crofter living at Bissetmoss, Ythan Wells. In Alex and Jeannie, pp.33 - 35, he ponders what the future may hold for his son and daughter which has prompted a former neighbour to append a note in the lower blank margin of the latter poem: "Well Jeannie married a minister she had other 2 brothers besides Alex her mother died & her father married again. He built a house in Insch & called it Ythan Grove away from Bissetmoss.My father presented him with a Bible. He was a very quiet man when he saw me he aye said "Weel deemie" & me just a quine. Anne Reiach." In the event, Alexander, who had moved to the USA and was working as a travelling salesman, enlisted in the US army when war broke out in 1917, reaching the rank of sergeant while, in 1928, Jean Smith Troup married William Soutar, a minister of the United Free Church in the Douglas Hotel, Market Street, Aberdeen. The assistance of David Catto, Local Studies Librarian, Aberdeenshire Libraries, in compiling this note is here gratefully acknowledged. £45
Urquhart, Fred.: The Last G.I. Bride Wore Tartan. Edinburgh, Serif Books, 1947. First edition. 8vo, pp.125, d/w, vg+.The author's fourth collection of short stories in book form. £30
Veitch, John.: The History and Poetry of the Scottish Border : their main features and relations. Glasgow, James Maclehose, 1878, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xi, 356, [1], [18, publisher's catalogue], green cloth gilt. £30
Verses.: Published by The Penguin Club. Edinburgh, 1926. 8vo, pp.23, ]1], illustrated throughout, pictorial stiff wrappers, vg. Contributors include Olive Sampson, Laurence Brander, A.D. Mackie and Maurice Richardson. Scarce. £20
Voices of Scotland.: A catalogue of an exhibition of Scottish books and manuscripts from the 15th to the 20th centuries. New York, The Grolier Club, 1992. Limited edition 1000 copies. pp.xiv, 124, vg. £20
Walford, L.B.: Recollections of a Scottish Novelist. London, Williams and Norgate, 1910, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xi, 317, 3 tipped- on plates, e.p.'s toned, green cloth gilt, slightly shaken and worn at joints. £20
Walker, William.: The Bards of Bon-Accord 1375-1860. Aberdeen, J. & J.P. Edmond & Spark, 1887. First edition. 8vo, pp.673, hinges strengthened, pres. copy, blue cloth gilt, minor wear to extremities, pres. copy " To Miss Grant from her friend the author". £40
Wallace, A.: Humorous Scotch stories: historical, traditionary, and imaginative. Kinross, David Brown, n.d. 12mo, pp.168, owner's signature, drab blue cloth. rubbed. Includes Maggie Lauder, Kate Dalrymple, Laird of Cockpen and Highland Jean. £30
Watson, George.: The Roxburghshire Word-Book. Cambridge, C.U.P., 1923, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.viii, 344, owner's signature, wine cloth gilt. £40
Watson, Roderick. (editor).: MacCaig. Morgan. Lochead. Edinburgh, Canongate Classics, 1992. First edition. 8vo, pp.[x], 117, [1], signed by all three poets, pbk., vg. £45
Watson, William J. (editor).: Scottish Verse from the Book of the Dean of Lismore. Edinburgh, Scottish Gaelic Texts Society, 1937. 8vo, pp.xi, 335, blue cloth gilt. £35
Watt, L. Maclean and Robert Louis Stevenson.: The Hills of Home by L. Maclean Watt with the Pentland Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson. London & Edinburgh, T.N. Foulis, 1913. First edition. 8vo, pp.8vo, pp.261, [1], 12 tipped-on col. plates by Robert Hope A.R.S.A., a few light spots to rear pastedown, marbled e.p.'s, a.e. g., green calf ruled gilt, spine ruled gilt in compartments, double red morocco labels. £60
Wawn, Andrew. (editor).: Northern Antiquity. The Post-Medieval Reception of Edda and Saga. Enfield Lock, Hisarlick Press, 1994. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 342, d/w, vg+. "A collection of twelve essays by distinguished scholars from around the world, on the reception of Old Norse literature from the seventeenth to the twentieth century." (dustwrapper note). Includes George Mackay Brown and Orkneyinga Saga by Julian Meldon D'Arcy of the University of Iceland. £25
Webber, James B.: Rambles Round the Eildons. [verse]. Hawick, Printed for the Author, 1895, 2nd ed. 8vo, pp.viii, 186, brown cloth gilt. £25
Webster, A. Blyth.: Andrew Lang's Poetry. Being the Andrew Lang Lecture delivered before the University of St. Andrews 20 October 1937. London, Oxford University Press, 1937. 8vo, pp.48, printed wrappers, small stain to rear wrapper. £10
Wells, Nannie Katharin.: George Gordon, Lord Byron. A Scottish Genius. n.p., Michael Slains, 1961. First edition. 8vo, pp.48, printed stiff wrappers. £10
Welsh, Irvine and Kevin Williamson.: A visitor's guide to Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Rebel Inc Publications, 1995. Second edition. 8vo, pp.20, illustrated, original stiff pictorial wrappers, fine. The second edition differs from the first in that the press quotes on the rear wrapper are genuine e.g. " Depicts Scotland's beloved Greyfriar's Bobby as a doggie drug-user " (Daily Record) and " A daft and harmless trawl through the seamier side of Auld Reekie (The Scotsman)". Amongst other attractions the tourist is invited to savour the delights of the Mermaid Sauna and Warriston Crematorium. £30
Welsh, James C.: Songs of a Miner. London, Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1917. Second edition. 8vo, pp.125, portrait. frontis, blue cloth, spine sunned. Invited by a friend of the poet to write an introduction to this volume, George Bernard Shaw responded: "Mr. Welsh will be quite able to stand on his own two legs: and he had better start on them from the beginning and write his own introduction." £15
White, Kenneth.: Coast to Coast. Interviews and Conversations 1985 - 1995. Glasgow, Open World in association with Mythic Horse Press, 1996, First edition. 8vo, pp.127, pbk., vg. £15
White, Kenneth.: Handbook for the diamond country. Collected shorter poems 1960 - 1990. Edinburgh, Mainstream, 1990. First edition. 8vo, pp.199, d/w, vg. £30
White, Kenneth.: Les cygnes sauvages voyage-haiku traduit de l'anglais par Marie-Claude White. Paris, Bernard Grasset, 1990. First edition. 8vo, pp.180, [2], pbk., lower wrapper stained, g+. £15
White, Kenneth.: The bird path. Collected longer poems. Edinburgh, Mainstream Publishing,1989. First edition. 8vo, pp.239, [1], d/w, near fine. £25
White, Kenneth.: The remapping of Scotland. The Consignia Lecture 20001. Edinburgh, Edinburgh Interntional Book Festival, 2001. First edition. 8vo, pp.[i], 18, [1], printed stiif wrappers, vg+. £15
White, Kenneth.: The wanderer and his charts. Exploring the fields of vagrant thought and vagabond beauty. Edinburgh, Polygon, 2004. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 248, pbk. vg+. £10
Whyte, Hamish.: Window on the garden. Edinburgh, Botanic Press/Essence Press, 2006. First edition. Tall narrow 8vo, pp.25, [3], signed copy, coloured, pictorial d/w, vg. £10
William o' ye West.: A lay of Lochleven. Glasgow, Robert Forrester, 1887. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, (9)-108, illustrated, blue cloth gilt. £35
Williams, Gordon M.: From Scenes Like These. London, Secker & Warburg, 1968. 8vo, pp.317, d/w, vg. £30
Williams, Gordon M.: The Man Who Had Power Over Women. London, Secker & Warburg, 1967. First edition. 8vo, pp.320, d/w with a few short tears, vg. A turbulent and often funny novel in which we follow the central character, Peter Reaney, through London's drinking clubs, show business offices, T V studios, bedrooms, football matches, police stations and magistrates courts. £30
Williamson, Kevin.(editor).: Children of Albion Rovers. Edinburgh, Rebel Inc., 1996. First edition. 8vo, pp.228, pbk., inscribed " To Sheila. What are you doing to-night ? Alan Warner 30.10.96." , vg. A collection of novellas by Irvine Welsh, Alan Warner, Gordon Legge, James Meek, Laura J. Hird and Paul Reekie. £25
Wilson, John.: The Comedy of the Noctes Ambrosianae by Christopher North. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1876. 8vo, pp. xx, 578, [2, ads.], frontis., brown cloth gilt. £15
Wilson, Sir James.: Lowland Scotch as Spoken in the Lower Strathearn District of Perthshire. London, OUP, 1915. First edition. 8vo, pp.276, green cloth faded, e.p.'s renewed, internally clean. £35
Wilson, Sir James.: The Dialects of Central Scotland. London, OUP, 1926. First edition. 8vo, pp.276, frontis., Bibliotheca Lindesiana stamp to endpaper, half-title and title, d/w darkened. £30
Wiseiana.: Catalogue of the Celebrated Collection formed by Sir Maurice Pariser , of Manchester, of the notorious nineteenth century pamphlets and other Wiseiana manuscript and printed. Sotheby's, 1967. pp.139, [1], prices realised sheets tipped in, vg. A virtually complete collection. £10
Young, Andrew.: The white blackbird. London, Jonathan Cape, 1955. First edition. 8vo, pp.48, d/w spine darkened with a couple of small chips, vg. £20
Young, Douglas.: Edinburgh in the Age of Sir Walter Scott. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1965. First edition. The Centers of Civilisation Series. 8vo, pp.xiii, 170, d/w. £10
Young, Douglas.: Scotland and Edinburgh in the eighteenth century. Geneve, Institut et Musee Voltaire. Offprint from Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century. LVIII: 1967. 8vo, pp.1967 - 1990, original printed wrappers, drop-head title inscribed "Wilf & Dorothy Taylor with best wishes DY. Address to Congress on the Enlightenment 1967." £20
Young, John.: Lochlomond Side and other poems. Glasgow, George Gallie, 1872. First edition. 12mo, pp.viii, 176, brown cloth gilt. Born in Milton of Campsie, Stirlingshire, John Young (1825 - 1891) moved to Glasgow where he found work as a boiler-maker then later as a carter. In 1835 an injury left him unfit for manual labour and he became an inmate of Barnhill Poorhouse, the source of the material in his first collection. (see next item). £20
Young, John.: Selections from my first volume, Lays from the Poorhouse: (published November, 1860) with an appendix containing several hitherto Unpublished Poems. Glasgow: George Gallie, 1881. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, [9] - 172, brown cloth gilt. £20

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Ashton, John.: Chap-Books of the Eighteenth Century. Welwyn Garden City, Seven Dials Press, 1969. pp.486, illustrated, price-clipped d/w, vg. £15
Asquith, Rt. Hon. H.H.: Ancient Universities of the Modern World. An Address delivered before the University of Glasgow on January 11th, 1907. Glasgow, James MacLehose and Sons, 1907. First edition. pp.26, vg.. £10
Aubin, Robert Arnold.: Topographical Poetry in XVIII-Century England. New York, Kraus Reprint Corporation, 1966. pp.xii, 419, frontispiece, wrappers lightly toned at edges, vg. £45
Auden, W.H.: New Year Letter. London, Faber and Faber, 1941. First edition. 8vo, pp.188, grey cloth lettered red, vg. £20
Auden, W.H.: Spain. London, Faber and Faber, 1937. First edition. 8vo, pp.12, contemporary owner's signature to verso of half-title, original wrappers a tad dusty with tiny corner clip to inner flap not affecting price and tiny chips to head and tail of spine, g+. £90
Auden, W.H.: Thank You, Fog. Last Poems. London, Faber and Faber, 1974. First edition. 8vo, pp.57, [1], d/w, vg+. £30
Augustinus, Aurelius.: D. Aurelii Augustini Hipponensis Episcopiii, De Civitate dei Libri XXII. Veterum exemplarium collatione nunc demum castigatissimi facti, eruditissimisque doctissimi Lodovici Vivis. 2 vols. [Geneva], excudebat Iacobus Stoer, 1596. 8vo, pp.32, [24], 759, [1], 51, [1]:[24, 742, 42, pp. 3, 293 & 613 of vol.1 misnumbered, pp.177 - 192 of vol. 2 misbound, title within decorative border with printer's device, front board vol.2 rejointed, early blind panelled calf, head- and tail-bands renewed, splits to joints but sound, red label, gilt stamp Magdalene Hall Library to foot of spines. Adams A 2197. Written to restore the confidence of his fellow Christians following the sack of Rome by the Visigoths in 410, Aurelius here developed the notion of the Catholic Church as a spiritual City of God as distinct from the material Earthly City. Closely identified with that segment of the Church that adhered to the idea of the Trinity as defined by the Council of Nicaea and the Council of Constantinople, Aurelius's views profoundly affected the mediaeval mindset. £750
Aunt Kitty.: Ellen Leslie; or, the reward of self-control. London, Routledge and Co., [1853]. 16mo, pp.120, frontis., vignette title, green cloth gilt, inscribed to verso of f.f.e.p. "Presented to James Henderson by the Rev. John Smeaton as a reward for his diligence in Tullyallan Sabbath School for 40 Sabbaths. 22nd Feb. '87. J.S." Copac lists only BL. £35
Ball, Douglas.: Victorian Publishers' Bindings. The Library Association, 1985. First edition. pp.ix, 214, illustrated, d/w, vg. £20
Barber, Giles.: Textile and Embroidered Bindings. Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1971. First edition pp.11, 30 plates, owner's signature, vg. £5
Bareham, T. and S. Gatrell.: A Bibliography of George Crabbe. Folkestone, Dawson / Archon Books, 1978. First edition. pp.vii, 194, vg. £10
Bateson, F.W.: A Guide to English Literature. Longmans, 1967. Second edition. pp.xi, 260, d/w with couple of spots to rear flap, g+. £10
Baudelaire, Charles.: Baudelaire. Petit Palais 23 novembre 1968 - 17 mars 1969. Ville de Paris, Ministere d'Etat Affaires Culturelles Reunion des Musees Nationaux,. pp.xxiii, 176, illustrated, owner's signature, vg. £30
Behan, Brendan.: The Wit of Brendan Behan, Compiled by Sean McCann. London: Leslie Frewin, 1968. First edition. 8vo, pp.140, illustrated, d/w, vg. £10
Bellavance-Johnson, Marsha with Lee Bellavance.: Ernest Hemingway in Key West: a guide. Ketchum, Idaho, The Computer Lab 1987. First edition. pp.32, illustrated, vg. £5
Benedict, Stewart. (editor).: The Literary Guide to the United States. Poole, Blandford Press, 1981. First edition. pp.[x], 246, illustrated, d/w, vg. £10
Bennett, Stuart.: A Catalogue of English Eccentric, Low-Life & Libertine Literature. Catalogue XXIII.. Mill Valley, California, Stuart Bennett Rare Books & Manuscripts. unpaginated, illustrated, vg. A highly entertaing and informative catalogue listing 181 items from the reign of King Charles I to the accession of Queen Victoria from covering adultery, bawds, charlatans, crimps, demi-reps, footpads, forgers...petticoat-pensioners, pigeons, pimps, quack doctors, rakes, ring-droppers & swindlers. £30
Beresford, James.: The Miseries of Human Life: or the Groans of Timothy Testy and Samuel Sensitive; with a few supplementary sighs from Mrs. Testy. With varieties, incidental to the principal matter, in prose and verse. To which are now, for the first time, added postumous groans by T.T. and S.S. In twenty-one dialogues, as overheard by James Beresford. 2 vols. London: Printed for P.Wright and Son (and others), 1825. Tenth edition. 12mo, pp.332; 322, engraved frontispieces (with a few spots in vol.2), half green calf, marbled boards, spines lettered and dated gilt direct, an attractive copy. £100
Berquin, Arnaud.: The Looking-Glass for the Mind; or Intellectual Mirror: being an elegant collection of the most delightful little stories and interesting tales chiefly translated from that much admired work L'Ami des Enfants. With seventy-four cuts, designed and engraved on wood, by I. [i.e. James] Bewick. London: Harris and Son [and others], 1821. Fifteenth edition. 12mo, pp. [iv], 272, period sheep, scuffed, spine ruled gilt, red label, armorial bookplate of Robert S. Patrick, vg. £100
Besterman, Theodore.: Early Printed Books to the End of the Sixteenth Century a bibliography of bibliographies. New York, Bowman and Littlefield, 1969. Second edition revised and much enlarged. pp.344, vg. £15
Betjeman, John.: Antiquarian Prejudice. London, The Hogarth Press, 1939. First editiion. 8vo, pp.30, owner's signature, printed wrappers, vg. £30
Bettany, Lewis. (editor).: Diaries of William Johnston Temple 1780 - 1796. Edited with a Memoir. Oxford, at the Clarendon Press, 1929. First edition. 8vo, pp.lxxvi, 197, [1], endpapers lightly toned, wine cloth gilt. £20
Birley, Robert.: Printing and Democracy. Privately Printed for The Monotype Corporation Ltd, 1964. pp.29, frontispiece, 8 plates, vg. £5
Blake, William.: William Blake a Loan Exhibition. Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, 1969. pp.34, pictorial stiff wrappers faintly spotted, vg. £10
Bland, David.: The Illustration of Books. Faber and Faber, 1953. Second edition (revised). pp.164, illustrated, d/w, vg. £5
Bloomfield, B.C.: An author index to selected British "Little Magazines" 1930 - 1939. Mansell, 1976. pp.xiii, 153, vg. £5
Bloomfield, B.C.: Philip Larkin. A Bibliography 1933 - 1976. Faber and Faber, 1979. pp.187, portrait frontispiece, d/w, vg. £15
Bloomfield, Robert.: Wild Flowers; or, pastoral and local poetry. London: Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe...and Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme..1806. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 132, uncut, 8 woodcut plates, traces of pencil scribble beneath plate on p.108 and to upper margin of p.109, original boards worn, rebacked. A pencilled note to front pastedown refers to an article in The Book Collector, Summer, 1959, pp.170 - 179 which discusses whether this is a variant of the first edition or a second edition. £35
Bodleian Library.: Gold-Tooled Bookbindings. Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1951. Bodleian Picture Books No.2. pp.7, 24 full-page plates, vg. £5
Bonser, Wilfrid.: An Anglo-Saxon and Celtic Bibliography (450 - 1087). 2 vols. Oxford, Basil Blackwell 1957. First edition. pp.xxxvii, 574; 123, errata slip, ex libris label David Douglas, vg. £50
Borges, Jorge Luis.: Jorge Luis Borges (1899 - 1986). Important Sale of Books, Manuscripts and Related Material. London, Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 2003. 4to, pp.[viii], 72, illustrated, vg. £10
Bosschere, Jean de.: 12 Occupations. London, Elkin Mathews, 1916. First edition. 8vo, pp.32, original pictorial wrappers worn and chipped but without loss of image. French text with twelve designs by the author and an English translation by Ezra Pound. £250
Bradshaw, Henry.: Collected Papers of Henry Bradshaw, late university librarian: comprising I. "Memoranda" 2 . "Communications"... Cambridge, University Press, 1889. First edition. pp.viii, 500, 13 plates, erratum slip, owners' signatures, vg. £30
Bronte Sisters.: Novels of the Sisters Bronte. Edited by Temple Scott. Thornton Edition.12 vols. Edinburgh, John Grant, 1911. 8vo, titles in red and black, illustrated with photographs of portraits and places associated with the Brontes, top edge gilt, others uncut, original green cloth lettered gilt with trailing floral decoration, an attractive set which includes Mrs. Gaskell's biography of Charlotte Bronte. £350
Brooke, Rupert.: The Old Vicarage Grantchester. With a Woodcut by Noel Rooke. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1916. First edition. 8vp, pp.12, [2], [1], double-page plate, a few faint spots to title, original stitched grey wrappers dust-soiled with short tear to fore-edge, vg. Keynes 29. Written in 1912 in Berlin where he was attending a friend's wedding, this is the first separate edition of his famous poem filled with nostalgia for a way of life gone forever following his affair with Ka Cox. £80
Bruccoli, Mathew J.: The Merrill Checklist of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Columbus, Ohio, Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company, 1970. First edition. pp.iv, 39, vg. £20
Bunting, D.G. and Gwenda Morgan.: Pictures [Morgan] & Rhymes [Bunting].. Warlingham, Surrey, The Samson Press, 1936. Copy no.35 of a limited edition of 200 printed by hand. 8vo, pp.[24], endpapers lightly toned, yellow cloth with printed vignette label, vg. Short poems mostly rural in subject illustrated with charming woodcuts. Copac lists only BL and NLS. £30
Buntling, Ned.: The Mysteries of New York. A Tale of Real Life. London: Milner and Company, n.d. Small 8vo, pp.viii, [9] - 445, [1], 2, additional vignette title, frontispiece, owner's stamp to verso of vignette, blue cloth gilt. Tales of low life in 19th century New York. £50
Burton, Richard F.: Vikram and the Vampire or Tales of Hindu Devilry. London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,1870. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxiv, 319, [1], 16 plates, 17 illustrations in text, later half pale calf, marbled sides, black morocco label, a very fresh, clean copy. Penzer p.80. Bookplates of J.R. Moore and Sir W. Louis Primrose, Baronet. £250
Butler, Samuel.: Hudibras. In three parts. Written in the Time of the Late Wars...with annotations and a complete index. Glasgow: Printed by James Knox, and sold at his Shop near the Head of the Salt-mercat. 1765. 12mo, pp.xii, 357, [1], [14, index], period calf scuffed, small chip to head of spine, red morocco label. £45
Byron, George Gordon Noel, Lord and Samuel Rogers.: Lara, a tale. Jacqueline, a tale. London: Printed for J. Murray... by T. Davison...1814. 8vo, pp.[vi],128, half-title and adverts. discarded, light stain to foot of title and to verso of front free endpaper, contemporary calf, spine lettered gilt direct, lightly rubbed at extremities, very good. First edition thus. Lara here published for the first time while Jacqueline first appeared in 1813. Wise p.101. £50
Byron, George Gordon Noel, Lord.: Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice. An historical tragedy, in five acts. With notes. The Prophecy of Dante, a poem. London: John Murray, 1821. First edition, second issue. 8vo, pp.xxi, 261, [1], [ 2], lacking half-title but with the advertisement leaf; marbled endpapers and edges, straight-grained morocco rubbed at extremities, splits to joints but tight, red morocco label, an attractive copy. Wise 2, pp.29 - 30; Randolph p.73 variant A with p.101 misnumbered 110 and the additional lines to the Doge's speech p.151. £100
Byron, George Gordon Noel, Lord. [fictitious].: Don Leon a poem by Lord Byron author of Childe Harold, Don Juan, &c., &c. and forming part of the private journal of his lordship, supposed to have been entirely destroyed by Thos. Moore....to which is added Leon to Annabella an epistle from Lord Byron to Lady Byron. Published for subscribers by The Fortune Press London. n.d. No.875 of a limited edition of 1000. 8vo, pp.127, [1], title in red and black, black cloth, gilt title to spine rubbed. Wise 2, p.103; Ashbee I, pp.189 - 195; Rose 657 for the original 1886 edition. "The 57 pages of Notes appended to Don Leon are verbose, and particularly obscene." (Wise). £120
Cahusac, Louis de.: Grigri, histoire veritable. Traduite du Japonnois en Portugais par Didaque Hadeczuca, Compagnon d'un Missionaire a Yendo; & du Portugais en Francois par l'Abbe de *** Aumonier d'un Vaisseau Hollandois Premiere [Seconde] Partie. Derniere edition moins correcte que les premieres. A Nagasaki [i.e. Paris?], de l'Imprimerie de Klnporzenkru, seul Imprimeur du tres-Auguste Cubo. L'an du monde 59749. [1739]. First edition. 8vo, pp. [xxiv] + 167 + [1]; [iv] + 221 +[1], wanting the errata leaf, small stain to margin p.10 else text fresh and clean, short tear to rear free endpaper; rubricated edges, rebound in speckled calf, original backstrip preserved (scuffed), red labels, very good. Cioranesco 15083; Querard II : 14; Conlon 39; Gay II: 435; Jones p.69; Darnton 275; Rose 267. Bookplate of Ernest Mason Sadow,Yedo. Louis de Cahusac (1706 - 1759), playwright and librettist, collaborated with Rameau on a number of operas and wrote a classic work on dance, La Danse Ancienne et Moderne ou Traite Historique de la Danse (The Hague, 1754). Here, writing under the anagrammatic pseudonym Hadecusa, de Cahusac tells an amusing and mildly erotic tale of the youthful Grigri's adventures on the island of Fortunee where he courts the queen, Amethyste, with the help of his fairy godmother. To assist him in this quest she makes him a present of a watch which sounds whenever he is contemplating saying something foolish and a ring which pinches his finger when he is on the point of doing so, with predictably comical consequences. £650
Canadian Private Presses.: The Canadian Private Presses in Print. A list of books & broadsides, posters & pamphlets, ephemera etc. compiled by and available from Lyndsay Dobson Books. Grimsby, Ontario, 1984. Copy No.115 of a limited edition of 275. unpaginated, illustrated, bookseller's bookmark tipped in, marbled endpapers, vg. £20
Cawley, A.C. (editor).: Chaucer's Mind and Art. Essays. Edinburgh and London, Oliver and Boyd, 1969, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.x, 210, blue cloth gilt. £10
Caxton, William.: The History and Fables of Aesop translated and printed by William Caxton 1484. The Scolar Press, 1976. Limited edition 500 copies. 4to, pp.[6], 113 folios with woodcuts, rough hessian burlap cloth, brown leather label lettered black, handsome. £125
Chambers, E.K.: English Literature at the close of the Middle Ages. Oxford, at the Clarendon Press, 1945. First edition. 8vo, pp.[iv], 248, black cloth gilt. £10
Chandler, Raymond.: The Raymond Chandler Papers: Selected Letters and Non-Fiction, 1909 - 1959. Edited by Tom Hiney and Frank MacShane. Hamish Hamilton, 2000. First edition. pp.xi, 267, [1], d/w, vg. £10
Chapbook.: An account of the Conversion and Death of Poor Joseph. To which is added, The Dying Christian's Address to his Soul. By Alex. Pope. Printed by J. Marshall, Newcastle, n.d. pp.8, woodcut. £25
Chapbook. Marshall's Religious Tracts.: The Great Messenger of Mortality: or, Death and the Lady. To which are added, Meditations on Death, Thomas a Kempis. And a Hymn, on Time's Rapidity. Printed by J. Marshall, Newcastle, n.d. pp.8, woodcut. £25
Chapbooks, Tracts and Street Literature.: Chapbooks, Tracts & Street Literature. Jarndyce, 1999. unpaginated, illustrated, vg. £5
Chapman, R.W., John Hayward, John Carter and Michael Sadler.: Book Collecting. Four Broadcast Talks. Cambridge, Bowes and Bowes, 1950. First edition. pp,45, owner's signature, price-clipped d/w, vg. £5
Chaucer, Geoffrey.: The Canterbury Tales.Translated into Modern English by Nevill Coghill. London, Guild Publishing, 1986. 8vo, pp.288, illustrated in colour, d/w. £10
Chaucer, Geoffrey.: The Compleynt of Mars. Oxford, Oxford Polytechnic, 1979. 8vo, pp.32, illustrated, black cloth gilt. £25
Christie's.: Highly Important Natural History Books and Autographs including Audubon's Birds of America and an extensive collection of his manuscripts. Thursday, May 26, 1977. New York. Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc. pp.55, illustrated in colour and b/w, estimates and prices sheets tipped in, original boards, vg. £15
Christie's.: Property from the Estate of His Royal Highness The Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, K.G., KT., KP. Christie's, 2006. pp.605, [1], illustrated, vg+. £25
Christie, Agatha.: 4.50 from Paddington. London, The Crime Club, 1957, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.256, strip of tanning from insert (? bookmark) to prelim. and last page, price-clipped d/w dust-soiled and with traces of writing on rear panel. £15
Collier, Jeremy.: A Short View of the Immorality, and Profaneness of the English Stage, together with the Sense of Antiquity upon this Argument. London, Printed for S. Keble at the Turk's Head in Fleetstreet, R. Sare at Gray's-Inn-Gate, and B. Hindmarch against the Exchange in Cornhill, 1698. First edition. 8vo, pp.[xvi], 288, occasional faint age-browning, blind-panelled brown calf, joints cracked but firm, lacks label, armorial bookplate of James R. Fergusson with his signature dated 1854 to title, g. £150
Collison, Robert L.: Book Collecting. An introduction to modern methods of literary and bibliographical detection. Ernest Benn Limited, 1957. First edition. pp.xvi, [17] - 244, illustrated, owner's signature, d/w, vg. £5
Colman, George, the Younger.: Broad Grins; comprising, with new additional tales in verse, those formerly published under the title of "My Night-Gown and Slippers." London: T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, 1802. First edition. 8vo, pp.vii, 124, errata, pencilled bibliographical note to front pastedown, armorial bookplate of William Thompson, owner's signature, period boards worn, split to front joint, internally clean. £30
Connolly, joseph.: Modern First Editions: Their Value to Collectors. Orbis, 1984. Second issue, first thus. pp.318, Scale of Values card tipped in, d/w, vg ."Modern First Editions is the Bible for all involved in the subject." (sleeve note). £10
Crippen, T.G.: Christmas and Christmas Lore. London and Glasgow, Blackie & Son Limited,1935 (reprint). 8vo, pp.223, [1], 8 plates, owner's signature, faint fore-edge spotting, dec. blue cloth gilt. £20
Crow, John.: Editing and Emending. Reprinted from Essays and Studies 1955 (The English Association). pp.20, stapled, signed presentation copy, vg. £5
Cunningham, Gilbert F.: The Divine Comedy in English. A Critical Bibliography 1901 - 1966. Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1966. First edition. pp.xiii, 290, price-clipped d/w sunned, vg. £10
d'Arch Smith, Timothy.: A Bibliography of the Works of Montague Summers. With a Foreword by Father Brocard Sewell. Nicholas Vane, 1964. First edition. pp.164, portrait frontispiece, small stain to d/w, vg. £15
Dacier, Pierre.: The British Pupil's Explanatory French Pronouncing Dictionary, adapted to all classes of learners. Derby: Printed and sold by Henry Mozley, 1822. First edition. Square 8vo, pp.[xvi], 394, [2, advertisements], double-column text, recent quarter calf, green cloth. £70
Darlington, Thomas.: The Folk-Speech of South Cheshire. London: The English Dialect Society, 1887. 8vo, pp.vii, 451, [1], partly unopened, original printed wrappers, vg. £40
Darton, F.J. Harvey.: Children's Books in England. Five Centuries of Social Life. Cambridge, at The University Press, 1966. Second edition reprint. 8vo, pp.xviii, 367, [1], 8 plates, d/w. £10
Darton, William.: City Scenes; or, A Peep into London, for children. London: Printed and Sold by Darton, Henry, and Darton...,1814. 12mo, pp.[ii], 72, vignette title showing royal regatta with St.Paul's in the background, and crossed emblems, 77 copper engraved illustrations on 38 plates; occasional faint browning, short marginal tear to a12, front free endpaper renewed; original roan-backed boards rebacked retaining most of the original spine. A relatively scarce juvenile educational item. First issued by Darton in 1801, a new edition revised by Jane and Anne Taylor and with new plates by Jane appeared in 1806. The delightful plates include street characters, traders, historic scenes, city landmarks, etc. £180
Das Weisse Buch.: Die alteste Chronik die das Werden der Eidgenossenschaft erzahlt in Originaltext und Obertragung neu herausgegeben. Zurich, Albert Zust, 1939. First edition. pp.76, illustrated, d/w, vg. £10
Davies, Thomas.: Memoirs of the Life of David Garrick, Esq. interspersed with Characters and Anecdotes of his theatrical contemporaries. The whole forming a history of the stage, which includes a period of thirty-six years. London: Printed for the Author, and sold at his Shop..., 1780. New edition. 2 vols. 8vo, pp.[viii] + viii + 344; xvi + 429 +[1], engraved portrait frontis.; half polished calf rebacked retaining the original chipped spines lettered and numbered gilt direct, marbled boards, minor corner wear; scattered foxing to front pastedowns with off-setting from bookplate of Cholmeley of Brandsby, very good. Thomas Davies (1712? - 1785) studied at the University of Edinburgh before taking to the stage where he enjoyed some initial success before quitting after being verbally abused by other actors. Instead he took up bookselling in Covent Garden where, in 1763, he introduced Boswell to Johnson whom he credits, in the Advertisement, with encouraging him to undertake the present work and with supplying him with much of the information regarding Garrick's early life when, as Johnson's first pupil at Edial, he accompanied him from Lichfield to London. The opening paragraph "All excellence has a right to be recorded. I shall therefore think it superfluous to apologize for writing the life of a man who, by an uncommon assemblage of private virtues, adorned the highest eminence in a public possession" has been attributed to Johnson. This may or may not be the case but "though the exact extent of Johnson's contribution to this book cannot be accurately determined, it was probably substantial." (Chapman & Hazen, p.160). Arnot, Lowe & Robinson 2930; Courtney, p.152, ESTC T72057. £125
Davis, John.: The Post-Captain; or, the wooden walls well manned; comprehending a view of naval society and manners. London: Printed for Thomas Tegg (and others), 1815. A new edition. 12mo, pp.viii, 232, vignette title, frontis., half green morocco, marbled paper sides, spine decorated gilt in compartments, lettered and dated gilt direct. John Davis (1774 - 1854) sold this story to Tegg who did nothing with it for a couple of years until Nelson's death and the attendant focus on naval history prompted him to publish it without acknowledging the author but with heavy hints that it was the work of a person of some standing. Though the book continued in print for 50 years it is doubtful if Davis received any payment for it, dying in a poor house still writing away. The novel is larded with classical allusions but also conceals a considerable number of overt sexual references dressed up in nautical lore which may, to some extent, account for its continuing popularity. One chapter concerns the experiences of a Captain Keith who is taken prisoner by Native American Indians, while another episode details the flight of Lieutenant Echo and Sophonisba to Gretna Green " a spot more delicious than the feigned gardens of Adonis or Alcinous" where for a fee of twenty guineas the blacksmith presides over their wedding. £65
De Dio, Francois and Charles Autrand. (editors).: Le Soleil Noir. Positions No.1. La revolte en question. Paris, 1952. 8vo, pp.125, [3], illustrated, owner's signature, text and original black and red wrappers darkened at edges, vg. The first authorised issue of this controversial French art and literature journal which discusses Camus' L'Human revolte in particular and the concept of revolt in general. The contents include work by Garcia Lorca, De Sade, Max Erst and Luigi Pirandello. £60
de la Mare, Walter.: On the Edge. Short Stories by Walter de la Mare with wood-engravings by Elizabeth Rivers. London, Faber & Faber Limited, 1930. First edition. 8vo, pp.xi, 332, red cloth gilt, vg. £30
de la Mare, Walter.: Thus her Tale a poem. Designs by William Ogilvie. Edinburgh, Porpoise Press Broadsheet 3, March, 1923. 8vo, pp.8, original wrappers. £30
de Laclos, Choderlos.: Dangerous Acquaintances. Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Englished by Ernest Dowson . The Preface by Andre Gide. The illustrations by Chas Laborde. London, The Nonesuch Press, 1940, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xviii, 388, quarter blue cloth gilt, patterned boards, £30
De Quincey, Thomas.: The Works of Thomas De Quincey. Edited by Barry Symonds. 7 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2000. First edition thus. The Pickering Masters Series. 8vo, portrait frontispiece, grey cloth, wine label, very attractive. £350
Deman, E.: Collection o Sullivan de Terdek. Livres Anciens provenant en partie des Chateaux de Terdek et de Meldert. Deuxieme partie. Livres et Recueils illustres du XVIII siecle. Romantiques - Reliures - Divers. Bruxelles, E. Deman, [1910]. 8vo, pp.160, profusely illustrated, black cloth gilt, a tad dusty, minor corner wear, light toning of endpapers, g. Lists 826 items with a 4 pp. Table des personnages (ou provenance) celebres dont les reliures portent les armoires. Worldcat locates copies at Koninklijk Musem, Antwerp, and Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich. £45
Dickens, Charles.: Our Mutual Friend. With illustrations by Marcus Stone. 2 vols. London, Chapman and Hall, 1865. First edition in book form. 8vo, pp.xi, [i], 320; viii, 309, [1], [2], half green morocco, pebbled green cloth, minor wear to extremities. £250
Dickens, Charles.: The Nonesuch Dickens. Retrospectus and Prospectus. Bloomsbury, The Nonesuch Press, 1937. 8vo, pp.130, facsimiles, tipped-in illustrations and bookmarks of the Old Curiosity Shop, blue cloth gilt, vg. Comprises: I. Charles Dickens and his Illustrators by Arthur Waugh. II. A Bibliographical List of the Original Illustrations to the Works of Charles Dickens... by Thomas Hatton. III. Retrospectus: Editions of Dickens's Works. IV. Prospectus: The Nonesuch Dickens. Issued to promote the forthcoming Nonesuch Dickens with the tipped-in Advance Subscription form for anyone wishing to purchase one of the 877 sets. £20
Dobree, Bonamy.: English Literature in the Early Eighteenth Century 1700 - 1740. Oxford, at the Clarendon Press, 1959. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 701, d/w. £30
Donne, John.: Love Poems. London, The Nonesuch Press, 1923. Copy No. 451 of a limited edition of 1250 in 17th century Fell Types on Vidalon hand-made paper,. 8vo, pp.xxiii, 91, [1], tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece, decorative endpapers, quarter vellum, patterned boards, vg. £120
Dore, J.R.: Old Bibles: an account of the early versions of the English Bible. Eyre and Spottiswoode, 188. Second edition. pp.xvi, 395, illustrated, owner's signature, spine darkened, vg. £20
Drew, Edwin.: The Chief Incidents of the Wreck of the "Titanic" treated in verse; together with the lessons of the disaster. With portraits. London, W. Nicholson & Sons, 1912. First edition. 8vo, pp.46, 4 plates, purple printed wrappers faded at edges and with a couple of chips. "I claim no poetic power in these verses, so that critics on the look-out for master-pieces will not find them here, but, with a rather wide personal knowledge of "the people," I beg to say that the clear, easily comprehended "rhyme" is generally more treasured by "the masses" than sonnets that may be immortal, but are for "the few." £125
Eagle, Dorothy and Hilary Carnell. (editors).: The Oxford Literary Guide to the British Isles. Oxford, at the Clarendon Press, 1977. First edition. pp.xiii, 413, double - column text, 13 maps, price-clipped d/w, vg. £5
Eckel, John C.: The First Editions of the Writings of Charles Dickens their points and values. A Bibliography...revised and enlarged. Mansfiled, CT, Maurizio Martino, n.d. Limited edition reprint 325 copies. pp,xvi, 272, illustrated, vg. £50
Edgeworth, Maria.: Harrington, a tale; and Ormond, a tale. 3 vols. London: Printed for R. Hunter...and Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy...1817. First edition. 12mo, with advertisement leaf R1 to vol.3, light offsetting of titles, half brown calf, marbled paper sides, red labels, spines ruled gilt in compartments and numbered gilt direct, armorial bookplate of Lord Forbes. Slade 18A, Sadleir p.118 (no number through a misprint), Wolff 1989. £300
Edgeworth, Maria.: Helen, a tale. 3 vols. London: Richard Bentley,1834. First edition. 12mo, half-titles discarded, occasional faint marginal foxing, marbled endpapers and edges, green silk marker ribbon, contemporary half-calf, rubbed, marbled paper boards, spine ornately decorated gilt, black label, minor corner wear. Slade 26A, Sadleir 771, Wolff 1991. £300
Edgeworth, Richard Lovell and Maria.Edgeworth.: Readings on Poetry. London: published by R. Hunter, successor to J. Johnson, 72, St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1816. First edition. 12mo, pp.xxviii, 213, [3], [8pp. publishers' catalogue, undated], period boards rubbed, spine chipped, joints cracked but sound, printed paper label darkened, signature Mrs. Otway to front pastedown. Slade 17A, Sadleir 795. £500
Edmonds, Charles. (editor).: Poetry of the Anti-Jacobin: comprising the celebrated political and satirical poems of The Rt. Hons. G. Canning, John Hookham Frere, W. Pitt, the Marquis Wellesley, G. Ellis, W. Gifford, the Earl of Carlisle, and others. London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Limited, 1890. Third edition considerably enlarged, with six illustrations and a folio plate by James Gillray, copy no. 95 of a Large Paper edition of 250 signed by Edmonds. 4to, pp.xxviii, [iv], 241, [1], half-title toned, tipped in additional folding plate by Gillray with separate folding key to the characters depicted (split to one fold) confined to the large paper copies only, blue cloth, bevelled edges, printed paper label rubbed. £100
Elkin, Stanley.: The Making of Ashenden. London, Covent Garden Press Ltd., 1972, ltd.ed. 600. 8vo, pp.55, original stiff wrappers. £15
Ellefsen, Else.: The Plague in Bergamo from the Danish of Jens Peter Jacobsen with a drawing by William Crozier. Edinburgh, Porpoise Press Broadsheet four, May, 1923. 8vo, pp.8, original werappers. £20
Enfield, William.: The Speaker: or, miscellaneous pieces, selected from the best English writers...with a view to facilitate the improvement of youth, in reading and speaking. To which is prefixed an essay on elocution. London: Printed for William Osborne, 1792. A new edition, corrected. 12mo, pp.xxxiv, 405, [1], marbled e.p.'s and edges, contemporary half calf, rubbed at joints, minor corner wear, from the Stobhall library with the Strathallan bookplate. £35
Enright, D.J.: Foreign Devils. London, Covent Garden Press Ltd., 1972, ltd. ed. 600. 8vo, pp.27, original stiff wrappers. £15
Erasmus, Desiderius.: Colloquiorum Desiderii Erasmi Roterodami Familiarium Opus Aureum. Cum Scholiis quibusdam perquam eruditis, quae difficiliora passim loca diligente explicant. Editio triplici nomine commendatissima: 1. Collatis optimis usqequaque Exemplaribus. 2. Additis seorsim in fronte Argumentis unicuique Colloquio. 3. Adjecto Indice novo rerum & verborum memorabiliorum locupletissimo. Denuo Recensita & Emendata. Londini: Impensis J. Walthoe, R. Wilkin, J. & J. Bonwicke, T.Ward, S. Birt, & T. Osborne. 1727. 8vo, pp.[10], 491, [13], engraved portrait frontis., edges rubricated, marbled endpapers, period blind panelled calf rebacked, wine label. The Dutch humanist's famous series of satirical attacks on various human beliefs and institutions. £100
Erotica.: Bibliotheque erotique Gerard Nordmann. Livres, manuscrits, dessins, photographies du XVIe au XXe siecle. Seconde partie. Paris, Christie's, 2006. pp.305, illustrated, vg. £50
Faucit, Helena, Lady Martin.: On Some of Shakespeare's Female Characters. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1893. Fifth edition. 8vo, pp.x, 410, 32 (publisher's catalogue), portrait frontispiece, blank label pasted over signature to front pastedown, blue cloth gilt, vg. £20
Faxon, Frederick W.: Literary Annuals and Gift Books. Pinner, Private Libraries Association, 1973. pp.140, illustrated, vg. £10
Febre, Lucien and Henri-Jean Martin.: The Coming of the Book. The Impact of Printing 1450 - 1800. Translated by David Gerard. Verso, 1990. pp.378, pbk., vg. £5
Fielding, Henry.: The History of Amelia...with illustrations by George Cruikshank. 2 vols. London, James Cochrane and Co. 1832. First Cruikshank edition. 8vo, pp.307, [12]; 344, 8 engraved plates (one with light marginal discolouration to paper), half morocco, marbled boards, spines lettered gilt direct, marbled e.p.'s, armorial bookplate of Frederick Macmillan, very attractive.. Published as vols. VIII and IX in Roscoe's Novelist's Library. Cohn 677. £125
Fielding, Henry.: The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq; with The Life of the Author. In Twelve Volumes. London: Printed for W. Strahan, J. Revington and Sons (and 20 others), 1783. 12mo, each volume with an engraved frontispiece, contemporary tree calf, minor wear to spine ends in a couple of volumes, front joint cracked vol.1 but sound and tight, red label, armorial bookplate of George Inglis, attractive. £450
Finch, Emily.: The Last Days of Mary Stuart. A novel. 3 vols. London, T. & W. Boone, 1841. First edition. 12mo, pp.[ii], 302; [ii], 328, [ii], 269, [1], half calf, marbled boards, endpapers and edges, spine with gilt coronet above momogram G, double wine labels, large armorial bookplate of Earl Grey, a very good, clean set. Copac lists only BL and Cambridge. £150
Fine Printing and Private Press.: Twentieth Century British Private Press and Fine Printing. Catalogue 260. New Castle, Delaware, Oak Knoll, n.d. pp.153, illustrated, vg. £10
Flegon, Alec. (compiler).: Dictionary of English Sex Quotations inspired by the unpresidential conduct & language of the U.S. President. [Bill Clinton]. Flegon Press, 1996. First edition. pp.xvi, 17 - 464, illustrated, white boards lettered red and black, rear board stained, internally vg. £20
Florez, W. Fernandez.: The seven pillars translated from the Spanish by Sir Peter Chalmers Mitchell. London, Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1934, (?) proof copy. 8vo, pp.viii, 289, [1], [2, ads.], drab wrappers. £15
Florus, Lucius Annaeus.: L. Iulii Flori Rerum a romanis gestarum libri 1111. A Joanne Stadio emendati. Altera editio aucta & correcta. Seorsem excusus in eos commentarius Ioann Stadii, Historiae & Matheseos Louannii Professoris primi: in quo obscura in lucem proferuntur, obmissa supplentur, inuersa restitnntur, breuiter denique quidquid in Romana Historia dignum est observatione annotantur, vna cum variarum lectionum & castigationum rationibus. Coloniae Agrippinae, Apud Ioannem Gymnasicum sub Monocerote, 1592.12mo, pp.136; 244, [28, index], title frayed and dust-soiled, occasional fingering but text generally clean throughout, period vellum darkened. £150
Fortescue, The Hon. Sir John W.: Author and Curator. Edinburgh and London, Wm. Blackwood & Sons Ltd., 1933. First edition. 8vo, pp.281, [1], staple rust mark to gutter of a couple of leaves otherwise clean throughout, red cloth gilt, vg. Lively autobiography of the late librarian to Windsor Castle and author of A History of the British Army. £20
Foxon, David.: The Technique of Bibliography. The Book Number Six. Cambridge, The National Book League, 1955. First edition. pp.20, wrappers lightly toned at edges, vg. £5
Foxworthy, J.L.: Shy Traffickers. Edinburgh, Porpoise Press Fourth Series, Number three, 1928. 8vo, pp.16, original wrappers. £20
Francis, Sir Frank.: A Bibliographical Ghost Revisits His Old Haunts. Austin, Texas, Humanities Research Centre, 1972. Limited edition 750 copies. pp.30, vg. £5
Friedlander, Helmut N.: The Helmut N. Friedlander Library. Parts 1 & 2. New York, Christies, 2001. pp.450; 230, illustrated, d/ws, vg+. £20
Gardiner, Harold G., S.J.: Mysteries' End. An Investigation of the Last Days of the Medieval Religious Stage. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1946. First edition. Yale Studiers in English. Volume 103. 8vo, pp.142, occasional light pencil underlining and marginal notes, owner's faded signature, black cloth gilt lightly rubbed. £15
Gardner, Brian.: The Terrible Rain. The War Poets 1939 - 1945. An anthology... Methuen & Co Ltd, 1968. pp.xxv, 227, d/w, vg. £10
Gardner, Brian.: Up the Line to Death. The War Poets 1914 - 1918. An anthology... Foreword by Edmund Blunden. Methuen & Co Ltd, 1967. pp.xxv, 188, d/w, vg. £10
Garnett, Richard.: William Blake Painter and Poet. Seeley and Co. Limited, 1895. First edition. pp.80, 7 plates, 19 text illustrations, binders' stamp of Henderson & Bisset, vg. £30
Gay, John.: Fables.By the late Mr. John Gay. In two parts. Edinburgh, Gavin Alston, 1779. 12mo, pp.180, corner piece torn from A3 and B5 without loss of text, Some browning of first gathering, prelim. and final blanks discarded, period sheep rubbed, small chip to head-cap, red label. £40
Gibson, Alexander Craig.: The Folk-Speech of Cumberland and some districts adjacent; being short stories and rhymes in the dialects of the west border counties. London, John Russell Smith, 1869, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.viii, 232, [8, ads.], occasional fingering, hinges strengthened, purple cloth gilt, worn at extremities, £30
Gilcher, Edwin.: A Bibliography of George Moore. Dekalb, Illinois, Northern Illinois University Press, 1970. First edition. pp. xiv, 274, portrait frontispiece, d/w, vg. £10
Ginzburg, Ralph.: An Unhurried View of Erotica..with an Introduction by Dr. Theodor Reik and Preface by George Jean Nathan. Secker & warburg, 1959. First edition. pp.128, vg. £10
Girodias, Maurice. (editor): The Olympia Reader. Selections from the Traveller's Companion series. Designed and illustrated by Norman Rubington. New York, Grove Ptress, Inc., 1965. 8vo, pp.725, illustrated, light toning of fore-edges, d/w, g+. A reprint edition distributed by Bookthrift, New York. £15
Goddard, Harold C.: Blake's Fourfold Vision. Wallngford, Pennsylvania, Pendle Hill, 1956. First edition. pp.39, frontispiece, owner's signature, vg. £10
Goethe.: Faust. Translated by Abraham Hayward. Illustrated by Willy Pogany. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1908. Large paper edition with an extra coloured plate "The Witches' Revel," limited to 250 copies signed by the Artist. Stout 8vo, pp.xx, 210, 31 tissue-guarded coloured plates, bookplate removed from front pastedown, half-title toned, art vellum with front cover decorated in gilt and blue, tan morocco-backed solander box with black morocco labels, spine decorated gilt in compartments. £350
Gogol, Nikolai.: [Dead Souls]. Chichikov's Journeys; or, Home Life in Old Russia...translated from the Russian by Bernard Guilbert Guerne, introduction by Avrahm Yarmolinsky and illustrations in colour by Lucille Corcos. 2 vols. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1944. Limited edition1200 copies signed by the illustrator. 8vo, pp.xvi, [ii], 308; 309 - 484, [2], quarter red cloth, gilt decorated blue paper-covered boards, rubricated edges, clam shell case lettered gilt. £65
Golden Poets Series.: Set of 13 volumes edited by Oliphant Smeaton. London, The Caxton Publishing Co., n.d. 8vo, illustrated, endpapers toned in some copies, decorative brown cloth gilt. Two of the titles are illustrated by Jessie M. King. White B72 ii and B84ii. £200
Goldsmith, Oliver.: The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith. 7 vols. Perth, Printed by R. Morison Junior, for R. Morison and Son, Booksellers, Perth; and A. Guthrie, Edinburgh,1791, 1792. 8vo, engraved portrait frontispiece vol.1, 9 engraved plates (2 folding), half calf, drab boards, spine ruled gilt in compartments, black label, blue edges, professional repair to corner p.127 vol. 5, without loss of text, light offsetting from frontispiece and plate in vol.1 otherwise text fresh and clean, attractive. Carnie p. 29. £225
Goldsmith.: An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord God M.DCC.XCVII. Being the First after Bissextile or Leap-Year, wherein are contained Necessary Rules, and Useful Tables...calculated by John Goldsmith. London: Printed for the Company of Stationers; and sold by Robert Horsfield, at their Hall in Ludgate -street. 24mo, pp,47, [1], title and gathering A in red and black, marbled endpapers, red straight-grained calf wallet binding, vg. £50
Goodrich, Samuel Griswold.: Peter Parley's Peep at Paris; descriptive of all that is worth seeing and telling, and of all that is worth knowing.. London: Darton and Co., 1848. First edition. Square 8vo, pp.viii, 288, coloured additional vignette title (faint stain) and frontispiece, numerous textual illustrations, red cloth gilt, faded backstrip relaid, owner's signature.. £35
Gordimer, Nadine.: The Black Interpreters: notes on African writing Johannesburg, SPRO-CAS / RAVAN, 1973. First edition. pp.76, vg. £10
Graves, Charles.: Selected Poems of Pierre de Ronsard . Edinburgh, Porpoise Press Broadsheet eleven. September, 1924. 8vo, pp.8, original wrappers.. £20
Graves, Robert: Mrs. Fisher or The Future of Humour. London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., 1928. First edition. 8vo, pp.95, [1], 24 (publisher's catalogue), owner's pencil signature, original boards lightly rubbed, printed labels, ticket of A.H. Spencer, Bookseller, Melbourne. £20
Gray, John. Antonelli, Ioseph.: Medicina pastoralis in usum confessariorum cui accedunt " tabulae anatomicae " explicativae. 2 vols. Rome, Fridericus Pustet,1905. 8vo, pp.vii, 397 ; 531, half calf, cloth sides, red morocco label, hinges strengthened, neat circular stamp of the Dominican Brothers Edinburgh to f.f.e.p. and title, bookplate of Father John Gray. £100
Gray, Thomas.: Elegy written in a country church yard. London; John Van Voorst, 1834. 8vo, pp.[viii], 32 leaves each with a wood-engraved illustration, 2 leaves of adverts., bookplate of Hubert Dingwall, pencilled bibliographical note to front free endpaper, maroon grained cloth rubbed, vg. £25
Gray, Thomas.: The Poems of Mr. Gray. To which are prefixed Memoirs of his Life and Writings by W. Mason, M.A. London: Printed by H. Hughs; and sold by J. Dodsley... and J. Todd... York. 1775. Second edition. 4to, pp.iv, 416, 109, [1], half-title, engraved portrait frontis., printed in two parts with continuous register but separate pagination, marbled endpapers, full contemporary green diced calf, spine decorted blind and gilt in compartments, joints cracked but sound, label renewed to style, lightly rubbed at extremities, handsome. ESTC T125123; Northup 14. The Memoirs include biographical information, literary fragments and transcriptions of Gray's correspondence while the Poems feature his Elegy in a Country Churchyard as well as a number of poems that Mason included although Gray had not intended to publish them.. £150
Green, Jonathon.: Chasing the Sun. Dictionary Makers and the Dictionaries they Made. New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1996. First edition. pp.xv, 510, d/w, vg. £10
Greg, W.W.: A Bibliography of the English Printed Drama to the Restoration. Vol.IV Introduction Additions Corrections Index of Titles. London, printed for The Bibliographical Society at The University Press, Oxford, 1959. 4to, pp.clxxiv, 1643 - 1752, frontis., cloth-backed boards. £20
Greg, W.W.: Licensers for the Press, &c. to 1640. Oxford, The Oxford Bibliograpgical Society, 1962. pp,vii,110 cloth-backed blue boards, vg., £15
Gregory, G.: A Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. 2 vols. London: Printed for Richard Phillips, 1807. First edition. 4to, pp.viii, 957; 928, [1], triple column text, 138 plates, occasional discolouration and off-setting with quite heavy foxing to a few plates, text generally fresh, binder's blue cloth, wine morocco labels. £200
Greswell, Rev. William Parr.: Annals of Parisian Typography, containing an account of the earliest typographical establishments of Paris; with notices and illustrations of the Parisian Gothic Press: compiled principally to shew its general character; and its particular influence on the Early English Press. London; Printed for Cadell and Davies (and 4 others), 1818. First edition. 8vo in 4's, pp.xii, 356, title in red and black, 12 tissue-guarded plates, modern boards, printed paper label, corner piece torn from foot of p. 351 [index], without loss of text, occasional pencilled marginalia and underlining, Mitchell [of] Townley Hall stamp to verso of frontis., ink note to head of p.1 Bibliotheca Gulielmi Powell. £80
Gwynn, E.J.: An Old-Irish Tract on the Privileges and Resposibilities of Poets. [cover title]. London. Oxford University Press, 1940. Reprinted from ERIU, Vol. XIII - Part 1. 8vo, pp.60, printed wrappers with pale cup ring mark, Mitchell Townley Hall stamp to upper corner. £10
Haight, Anne Lyon.: Banned Books: Informal Notes on Some Books Banned for Various Reasons at Various Times and in Various Places. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1955. First edition. pp.172, price-clipped d/w, vg. £10
Hall, Fitzedward.: A Note on Fitzgerald. Twenty -five copies printed by E.H. Blakeney, M.A. at his private press, Ely, Cambs 1909. 8vo, pp. [2], 6, rectos only, original wrappers. Editor's introduction signed W[illiam] F[rancis] P[rideaux]. Copac lists only BL and Cambridge. £50
Hamer, Martin.: The Hamer Comic Annual Guide No.1 [and] Supplement No. 2. Worksop, Hamer 20th Century Books, 2000, 2002. First editions. pp.152; 48, illustrated, pbks., vg. £20
Hammond, Wayne G. with the assistance of Douglas A. Anderson.: J.R.R. Tolkien. A Descriptive Bibliography. New Castle, Delaware, Oak Knoll Press, 2012. pp.xiv, 434, vg. £60
Handley-Taylor, Geoffrey.: John Masefield, O.M. The Queen's Poet Laureate. A Bibliography and Eighty-First Birthday Tribute. The Cranbrook Tower Press, 1960. Copy No. 57 of a signed limited edition of 999. pp.96, illustrated, vg. £10
Hardy, J.C.: A Catalogue of English Prose Fiction mainly of the eighteenth century from a private library. Frenich, Foss, K.D. Duval, 1982. pp.172, vg. £20
Harrison, John and Peter Laslett.: The Library of John Locke. Oxford, Oxford Bibliographical Society, 1965. First edition. pp.viii, [iv], 292, 10 plates, d/w, vg. £35
Harrowven, Jean.: The Origins of Rhymes, Songs and Sayings. Kaye & Ward, 1980. pp.xii, 356, d/w, vg. £10
Hart, Horace.: Charles Earl Stanhope and the Oxford University Press. Reprinted from Collectanea, III, 1896 of the Oxford Historical Society. Printing Historical Society, 1966. First edition. pp.x, [365] - 412, xi - xxxiii, illustrated, vg. £5
Hartley, John.: Yorkshire Ditties; by John Hartley; to which is added the Cream of Wit and Humour, from his Popular Writings. Second Series.. Wakefield: William Nicholson and Sons, n.d. Small 8vo, pp.143, [1], framed text, marginal spots to pp.97 - 116. occasional fingering and dust-soiling, front hinge cracked but sound, owner's signature, purple cloth darkened. £20
Hausermann, H.W.: The Genevese Background. Studies of Shelley, Francis Danby, Maria Edgeworth, Ruskin, Meredith , and Joseph Conrad in Geneva ( with hitherto unpublished letters ). London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1952. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 224, 12 ills., d/w. £30
Hazen, A.T.: A Bibliography of the Strawberry Hill Press with a record of the prices at which copies have been sold. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1942. First edition. pp.300, illustrated, price-clipped d/w with a couple of small chips, vg. £30
Hinman, Charlton.: The Printing and Proof-Reading of the First Folio of Shakespeare. 2 vols. Oxford, at the Clarendon Press, 1963, First edition. pp.xvi, .507, [1]; 569, errata slip, illustrated, price-clipped d/ws, vg. £95
Hodnett, Edward.: English Woodcuts 1480 - 1535. Oxford, Printed at the University Press, 1973. Reprinted with additions and corrections. pp.xv, 483[1], xvii, [i], 82, 233 figures + a further 18 figures in the Additions & Corrrections section, small (?tea) stain to p.481, text otherwise immaculate. £30
Hodson, W. H.: Hodson's Booksellers, Publishers and Stationers Directory 1855: a facsimile of the copy in the Bodleian Library,, Oxford. With an introduction by Graham Pollard. Oxford, Oxford Bibliographical Society, 1972. Occasional Publication no.7. pp.ix, [xiv, advertisements], viii, 92, [6, advertisements], vg. £15
Hogan, Robert and Michael J. O'Neill. (editors).: Joseph Holloway's Abbey Theatre. A selection from his unpublished journal Impressions of a Dublin Playgoer. Carbondale and Edwardsville, Southern Illinois University Press, 1967. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxiii, 296, d/w. £20
Holme, Charles. (editor).: The Art of the Book. A review of some recent European and American work in typography, page decoratiion & binding. "The Studio", 1914. 4to, pp.276, profusely illustrated, green cloth, orginal wrappers bound in, vg. Contributors include Bernard H. Newdigate, Douglas Cockerell, E.A. Taylor and William Dana Orcutt, £50
Hone, Joseph.: The Life of George Moore. With an account of his last years by his cook and housekeeper Clara Warville. London, Victor Gollancz, 1936, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.515, 16 plates, light fore-edge spotting, green cloth gilt. £10
Horace.: Horati Carminum Libri IV. Londini, Impensis Petr. Davies, 1926. Limited edition 500 copies set by hand and printed at the Curwen Press. 8vo, pp.141, [1], partly unopened, with decorations from drawings by Vere Willoughby, owner's signature, bookplate, decorative wine cloth gilt, minor wear to extremities, vg. £40
Horace.: Quinti Horatii Flacci opera: ad lectiones probatiores diligenter emendata, et interpunctione nova saepius illustrata; cura Joannis Hunter. Cupri Fifanorum, Excud. R. Tullis, Acad. Andreanae Typographus, 1819. 12mo, pp.xviii, 353, contemporary manuscript prize label, owner's signature, tree calf with gilt triangle lettered studiorum curae premium enclosing the date 1820 with floral decoration, spine ends chipped, joints cracked but sound, red label. Doughty 47. £35
Hudson, Flexmore.: Pools of the Cinnabar Range. Melbourne, Robertson & Mullens Ltd., 1959. First edition. 8vo, pp.37, [1], signed presentation copy inscribed "For Kenneth McKellar in admiration and with warmest good wishes...14.v.67.", green cloth gilt, vg. £20
Hughes, Ted.: Remains of Elmet: a Pennine sequence. Photographs by Fay Godwin. London & Boston, Faber and Faber, 1979. First edition. 8vo, pp.125, [3], price-clipped d/w, vg. £100
Hullah, Paul. (editor).: Romanticism and Wild Places. Essays in Memory of Paul Edwards. S.l., Quadriga, 1998. First edition. pp.234, pbk, vg. £20
Hurd, Reverend Doctor.: Moral and Political Dialogues; with Letters on Chivalry and Romance: in three volumes London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1776. Fifth edition. 8vo, pp.lxvi, 204; 331, [1]; 338, [1], etched portrait of Ralph Allen by William Hoare, contemporary calf, minor corner wear, small chips tp spine ends vol.3, red labels, green silk marker ribbons, from the Stobhall library with the Strathallan bookplate. £250
Ingoldsby, Thomas.: Misadventures at Margate. A Legend of Jarvis's Jetty. Pictured by Ernest M. Jessop. London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, n.d. Folio, frontis., dec. title, 18 pp. illustrated in colour, cloth-backed pict. boards lightly spotted and with small marginal chip not affecting image, hinges strengthened. £35
Ingoldsby, Thomas.: The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth & Marvels. Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. London, J.M. Dent & Co., 1907. 8vo, pp.xix, 549, 24 tissue-guarded col. plates,12 tinted plates, numerous other illustrations in the text, pict. e.p.'s, pict. olive cloth gilt. £200
Inman, Colin.: The A & C Black Colour Books. A Collector's Guide and Bibliography 1900 - 1930. Werner Shaw Ltd, 1990. First edition. pp.xi, 307,i llustrated, d/w, vg. £25
Irving, Washington.: Lives of the Successors of Mahomet. London, Henry G.Bohn, 1859. 8vo, pp.viii, 268, prize calf, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label. An attractive copy. £30
Irving, Washington.: The Man of Feeling. London: Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell...,1787. A new edition. 12mo, pp.viii, 279, [1, advertisement], period sheep scuffed, red morocco label. £45
Irwin, Michael, et al. (editors).: Tensions and Transitions (1869-1990). The Mediating Imagination : for Ian Gregor. London, Faber and Faber, 1990, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xiv, 258, frontis., d/w. £20
Jackson, Mary V.: Engines of Instruction, Mischief, and Magic. Children's Literature in England from its Beginnings to 1839. Aldershot, Scolar Press, 1989. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiv, 304, illustrated, d/w, vg. £20
James, Henry.: The American. The Version of 1877 revised in autograph and typescript for the New York Edition of 1907. Reproduced in facsimile from the original in the Houghton Library, Harvard University, with an introduction by Rodney G. Dennis. London, Scolar Press, 1978. 4to, pp.[vi], 478, d/w, vg. £30
James, Henry.: The Middle Years. London: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1917. First edition. 8vo, pp.118, portrait frontis., offsetting from tissue guard to title, endpapers toned, owner's signature, blue cloth gilt. A fragment of what was to have been the third volume of James's autobiography, dictated in the autumn of 1914 but unpublished at the time of his death. £30
Jay, Ricky.: Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women. London, Robert Hale, 1987. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 344, illustrated, d/w. A history of unique, eccentric and amazing entertainers. £20
Jebb, R.C.: Translations into Greek and Latin Verse. Cambridge, Deighton, Bell and Co., 1873, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xi, 238, Glasgow University Greek Class prize label 1883 signed by Jebb, hinges stengthened, white cloth (darkened) elaborately gilt. £35
Jerrold, Douglas.: A Man Made of Money. With twelve illustrations on steel by John Leech. Lomdon, The Punch Office, 1849. First edition. 8vo, pp.283, [1], frontispiece and one other plate darkened at edges as per a chemical reaction, marbled endpapers, half green calf scuffed, marbled boards, spine ruled gilt in compartments, wine label, fair. £45
Johns, Captain W.E.: Biggles in Mexico. Illustrated by Leslie Stead. Leicester, Brockhampton Press, 1959. First edition. 8vo, pp.183, [1, glossary], 6 coloured plates, price-clipped d/w, vg. £45
Johnson, Ben.: The Alchemist... newly edited by H.C. Hart. London, At the de la More Press, 1903, limited edition 480 copies on hand-made paper. 8vo, pp.[xii], viii, 232, hessian-backed boards, minor corner wear, printed paper label. £40
Johnson, Edward D.: The Mystery of the First Folio of the "Shakespeare" Plays. The Bacon Society Incorporated, n.d. Folio, pp.59, [1], portrait frontispiece, short tear to front wrapper, vg. A detailed argument in favour of Francis Bacon being the true author of the First Folio. £25
Johnson, Samuel.: A Dictionary of the English Language: in which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. 4 vols. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme [and 34 others], 1805. Ninth edition. Stout 8vo, unpaginated, double -column text, scattered foxing O - O8 in vol.1, text otherwise clean and fresh, armorial bookplate of John F. Patrick, period tree calf, minor wear to extremities, spines decorated gilt in compartments, black labels, vg. £350
Johnson, Samuel.: The Lives of the most eminent English Poets. With observations on their works. 4 vols. London: Printed for T. Longman....1794. A new edition, corrected. 8vo, portrait frontispiece, off-setting from some insert to pp.104 - 105 & 193 - 195 vol.I, discolouration to lower fore-edge vol. IV not affecting text, rebound to style in brown quarter calf, marbled boards, spines lettered and numbered gilt direct, attractive. £300
Johnsoniana; from Boswell's Life of the great lexicographer and moralist.: 2 vols. in 1 London, John Sharpe, 1820. 12mo, pp.177, [3]; 178, [2], vignette titles, half calf scuffed, wine label, marbled boards worn, text clean throughout. £50
Jonic, Bettina.: Briefs. London, Covernt Garden Press Ltd., 1972, ltd. ed. 600. 8vo, pp.32, original stiff wrappers. £15
Joyce, James.: Ulysses. London, The Bodley Head, 1955. 8vo, pp.766, d/w sunned with tiny tear to front joint, vg. £25
Kauffer, E. McKnight.: Patriotism Ltd An Exposure of the War Machine. London, Union of Democratic Control,1933. Second impression. 8vo, pp.64, small chip to rear wrapper, cover in black, red and blue to a design by E. McKnight Kauffer, vg. An expose of the armaments industry, here given the ironic title Patriotism Ltd., and the steady re-arming of Europe throughout the two years that the Disarmament Conference had been in session. £35
Kayser, Wolfgang.: The Grotesque in Art and Literature. Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1963. First edition thus. 8vo, pp.224, d/w. £30
Kelly, Stuart.: The Book of Lost Books. Viking, 2005. First edition. pp. 390, chapter head-pieces, d/w, vg+. An incomplete history of all the great books you will never read, variously burned, lost, neglected, abandoned, unstarted, or cruelly cut short by the author's demise. £30
Kent, Alexander.: Midshipman Bolitho and the "Avenger". London, Hutchinson, 1978. First edition. 8vo, pp.144, unclipped d/w, a very good clean copy. £25
Kent, Alexander.: Passage to Mutiny. London, Hutchinson, 1976. First edition. 8vo, pp.319, price-clipped d/w., a very good clean copy. £20
Kent, Alexander.: Signal - Close Action. London, Hutchinson, 1974. First edition. 8vo, pp.320, unclipped d/w, a very good clean copy. £30
Kent, Alexander.: The Inshore Squadron. London, Hutchinson, 1978. First edition. 8vo, pp.256, unclipped d/w, a very good clean copy. £35
Kent, Violet. (compiler).: The Player's Library and Bibliography of the Theatre. Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1930. First edition. pp.xvi, 399, light toning of edges, g+. £5
Ker, N.E.: Records of All Souls Library 1437 - 1600. Oxford, The Oxford Bibliographical Society, 1971. 8vo, pp.xvi, 223, [1], 4 plates, cloth-backed blue boards. £10
Ker, N.R.: Books, Collectors and Libraries. Studies in the Medieval Heritage. Edited by Andrew G. Watson. London sand Ronceverte, The Hambledon Press, 1985. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiv, 528, d/w, vg. £45
Ker, N.R.: Records of All Souls College Library 1437 - 1600. Oxford, The Oxford Bibliographical Society, 1971. First edition. pp.224, frontis., 3 plates, cloth-backed boards, vg+. £10
Kiddle, Charles.: A Guide to the First Editions of Edgar Wallace. Morcombe, The Ivory Head Press, 1981. Copy No.409 of a limited edition. pp.88, illustrated, pbk., vg. £10
Killen, John.: A History of the Linen Hall Library 1788 - 1988. Belfast, The Linen Hall Library, 1990. First edition. pp.x, 261, [1], illustrated, d/w, signed copy, vg. £15
Kilvert, Reverend Francis.: The Curate of Clyro. Extracts from the Diary of the Reverend Francis Kilvert selected and introduced by Meic Stephens and illustrated with wood engravings by Sarah van Niekerk. Newtown, Gwasg Gregynog, 1983. Copy no.198 of a limited edition of 250. A specially bound limited edition of 15 copies was issued simultaneously. 8vo, pp.[82], 12 wood engravings, top edges unopened, quarter brown cloth, printed paper label, marbled boards, a superb copy. £350
Kipling, Rudyard.: East of Suez being a selection of Eastern Verses from the Poetical Works of.... Illustrated in colour and line by Donald Maxwell London, Macmillan and Co., 1931, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.72 , light scattered foxing to e.p.'s, a few light spots to text, blue cloth gilt. £20
Kipling, Rudyard.: Independence. Rectorial Address delivered at St. Andrews, October 10, 1923. London, Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1923. First edition. 8vo, pp.32, e.p.'s lightly toned, red cloth gilt. £20
Kipling, Rudyard.: Songs of the Sea from Rudyard Kipling's Verse. Illustrated by Donald Maxwell. London, Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1927, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xi, 99, 34 ills., owner's initials, blue cloth gilt. £22
Kirby, Sheelah. (compiler).: The Yeats Country a guide to places in the West of Ireland associated with the life and writings of William Butler Yeats. Dublin: The Dolmen Press, 1962. First edition. pp.47, illustrated, map endpapers, price-clipped d/w, vg. £20
Kirkpatrick, William.: A Vocabulary, Persian, Arabic, and English; containing such words as have been adopted from the two former of those languages, and incorporated into the Hindvi: together with some hundreds of compound verbs from the Persian or Arabic nouns, and in universal use: being the seventh part of the New Hindvi Grammar and Dictionary, by William Kirkpatrick... London: Printed by Joseph Cooper, 1775. First edition. 4to, pp.vi, 196, quarter calf, corners worn, rebacked to style, spine ruled blind in compartments, black label, a few light spots to title and dedication leaf, otherwise a good clean copy. William Kirkpatrick (1754 - 1812) served on Lord Cornwallis's staff as Persian interpreter in the Mysore War of 1790 - 1. In 1793 was sent as an envoy to Nepal to mediate in a dispute which had arisen between the Nepalese, the Tibetans and the Chinese, he and his entourage becoming the first Englishmen "to pass the range of lofty mountains separating the secluded valley of Nepaul from the north-east part of Bengal." ( Account of Nepaul, p.1). He later served as military secretary to the Marquis Wellesley, supplying him with intelligence which enabled him to frustrate the designs of Tipu Sultan. Wellesley declared him without equal in his skill in oriental languages and knowledge of the manners, customs and laws of India but he had, unfortunately, become addicted to opium, taken for health reasons, and was forced to return to England in 1801. £450
L'Estrange,Sir Roger.: The Visions of Dom Francisco de Quevedo Villegas, Knight of the Order of St. James. Made English by Sir Roger L'Estrange, Kt. London, Printed by W.B. for Richard Sare near Gray's-Inn-Gate in Holbourn, 1715. Eleventh edition, corrected. 12mo, pp.140, [4, publisher's catalogue], early signature of Joshua Miller to A3, signature of [Brigadier] Arch [ibald] Sholto Douglas, Birkhill, 1885 to prelim. blank, occasional light dust-soiling but otherwise a good clean copy, rebound in half red calf, marbled boards, red label, endpapers renewed. Dom Francisco de Quevedo Villegas (1580 - 1645) was a nobleman, politician and one of the most prominent Spanish writers of the Baroque Era. In Los Suenos (1627), a satirical work detailing the seven visions of Algouzil, the devil - Catchpole in the translation - he gives vent to his antipathy towards numerous groups including, amongst others, tailors, innkeepers, alchemists, astrologers, women, the Genovese, Protestants, constables, accountants, Jews, doctors, dentists, apothecaries and hypocrites of all kind. £125
Lang, Andrew (editor)..: The Book of Romance. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1902. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiv, 384, tissue-guarded coloured frontispiece and numerous illustrations by H.J. Ford, owner's inscription, pictorial endpapers, all edges gilt, pictorial blue cloth gilt, minor wear to extremities, vg. £150
Lavin, Mary.: A Likely Story. Dublin, The Dolmen Press, 1967. Limited edition 1500. 8vo, pp.[vi], 34, pict. wrappers. £30
Lee, Brian North.: Early Printed Book Labels. a catalogue of dated personal labels and gift labels printed in Britain to the year 1760. Pinner, Private Libraries Association and the Bookplate Society, 1976. First edition. pp.xxii, 185, [1], illustrated, vg. £15
Lees-Milne, James.: Ancient as the Hills: Diaries, 1973 - 1974. London, John Murray, 1997. Second issue. 8vo, pp.[xii], 228, portrait frontispiece, owner's inscription to front free endpaper, d/w, vg. £10
Lees-Milne, James.: Ceaseless Turmoil: Diaries, 1988 - 1992. Edited by Michael Bloch. London, John Murray, 2004. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiv, 354, inscription to front pastedown, d/w, vg. £20
Lees-Milne, James.: Holy Dread: Diaries, 1982 - 1984. Edited by Michael Bloch. London, John Murray, 2001. First edition. 8vo, pp.[xiv], 240, frontispiece, d/w, vg. £20
Lees-MIlne, James.: Prophesying Peace. London, Chatto & Windus, 1977. First edition. 8vo, pp.[viii], 254, portrait frontispiece, pictorial endpapers, d/w, vg. £30
Lees-Milne, James.: The Milk of Paradise: Diaries, 1993 - 1997. Edited by Michael Bloch. London, John Murray, 2005. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 319, [1], frontispiece, d/w, vg. £20
Lees-Milne, James.: Through Wood and Dale: Diaries, 1975 - 1978. London, John Murray, 1998. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 325, d/w, vg. £20
Legman, G.: The Horn Book. Studies in Erotic Folklore and Bibliography. Jonathan Cape, 1970. First edition. pp. 565, publisher's apology to James Reeves tipped on, price-clipped d/w, vg. £20
Leslie, Shane.: The Skull of Swift. An Extempore Exhumation. London, Chatto & Windus, 1928, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.[vii], 347, 8 plates, grey cloth gilt, minor wear to extremities. £35
Lever, Charles.: St. Patrick's Eve. Illustrated by Phiz. London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. First edition. Square 12mo, pp.[iv], 203, [1], vignette title, 4 tissue-guarded hand-coloured plates and woodcuts by Phiz, bookseller's catalogue clipping to front pastedown, owner's faded signature, a.e.g., hinges cracking but sound, original green cloth with gilt figure of harpist to front cover, minor wear to extremities. £75
Lincoln, Joseph C.: Cape Cod Ballads and other verse. New York, D. Appleton & Company, 1912. 8vo, pp.198, 23 line ills., green cloth gilt. £21
Linder, Leslie.: A History of the Writings of Beatrix Potter including unpublished work, Frederick Warne & Co Ltd, 1971. First edition. pp.xxvi, 446, illustrated, owner's inscription to front pastedown, d/w, vg. £20
Linklater, Clive.: Reflections from a Bookshop Window. St. Leonards - on - Sea, Hole in the Wall Publishing, 1994. First Edition. pp.196, illustrated, vg. £10
Locke, George.: Science Fiction First Editions: a select biblioghraphy and notes for the collector Ferret Fantasy, 1978. First edition. pp.96, vg. £15
Lough, John.: The Encyclopedie in Eighteenth Century England and other studies. Newcastle upon Tyne, Oriel Press, 1970. First edition. 8vo, pp.[viii], 256, d/w, vg. £10
Lowndes, Mrs. Belloc.: A Passing World. London, Macmillan & Co., 1948, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.275, frontis., wine cloth gilt. £10
Lowsley, Major B.: A Glossary of Berkshire Words and Phrases. London: The English Dialect Society, 1888. 8vo, pp.[xii],199, [1], marbled endpapers, half calf, lightly rubbed at extremities, black label, top board stamped gilt Basildon Park Library, vg. £45
Luxborough, Lady.: Letters written by the late Right Honourable Lady Luxborough to William Shenstone, Esq. Dublin, Printed for Caleb Jenkin, 1776. 8vo, pp.iv, [5] - 355, [3], occasional fingering and dust-soiling, prelim. blank discarded, contemporary half calf worn, marbled boards, from the Stobhall library with the Strathallan bookplate. £125
Macdonald, Lyn. (editor).: Anthem for Doomed Youth. Poets of the Great War. London, The Folio Society, 2000. 8vo, pp.xxii, [ii], 270, illustrated, pict. green cloth gilt, slipcase. £20
MacFall, Haldane.: Songs of the immortals. Love Lyrics; Ballads and Roundelays; Songs of Honour and Marching Lilts; Madrigals and Songs of Praise. 4 vols. London & Edinburgh, T.C. & E.C. Jack Limited, n.d. 8vo, pp.[viii], 22; [x], 22; [viii], 22; [viii], 22, silk marker ribbons, cloth-backed coloured boards with onlays, vg. The four volumes present the words of enduring songs with illustrations by MacFall throughout. £40
Mackworth, Cecily.: Francois Villon. A study by...with an introduction by Denis Saurat. London, Westhouse, 1947, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.139, frontis., d/w creased and with chip to spine. £10
Madan, Falconer.: Books in Manuscript. A short introduction to their study and use. With eight illustrations. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd, 1920. Second edition revised and corrected. pp.xv, 208, tipped onto front endpapers are 2 ALs from Madan to E.V. Stocks thanking him for pointing out misprints and other errors in the present edition, 94 Banbury Road, Oxford, Feb 19 1922 and Nov.12 1926; pencilled signature of E.V. Stocks July 1921 with below in ink "to D.G. Ramage 1934", occasional pencil underlining and marginalia in (?) Stocks' hand with short list of errata noted to rear free endpaper, alongside tipped-on manuscript list headed Description of a Ms., opposite manuscript list on rear pastedown headed Scheme for cataloguing manuscripts, and typed sheet with manuscript heading Scheme for description of manuscripts, g. £25
Maggs Bros. Ltd.: English Literature prior to 1800. Catalogues 750, 754, 770, 781, 786, 793 and 800. Maggs Bros. Ltd., 1946 - 1951. complete in 7 parts, listing 3029 items, illustrated, green cloth gilt, original wrappers bound in, vg, £60
Maggs.: A Selection of Books, Manuscripts Bindings and Autograph Letters remarkable for their interest and rarity being the five hundred and fiftieth catalogue isued by Maggs Bros. Maggs Bros, 1931. 4to, pp.230, [5], illustrated, vg. £25
Martialis, Marcus Valerius.: M. Val. Martialis Epigrammata demptis obscenis. Addidit annotationes & interpretationem Josephus Juvencius e Societate Jesu Romae, Typis Antonii de Rubeis in Platea Cerensi, 1703. 12mo, pp.[viii], 690, [34], half vellum marbled paper boards, spine decorated gilt in compartments brown label, small stain to lower gutter of title - Aiii, occasional age-browning but otherwise a good, clean copy. £120
Maud, Ralph.: Dylan Thomas in Print: a bibliographical history. Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1970. First edition. pp.xi, 261, [1], pink pictorial boards, vg. £10
McKerrow, Ronald B.: An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students. Oxford, at the Clarendon Press, 1965. pp.360, illustrated, a few pencilled marginalia, lacking front free endpaper, d/w, g+. £10
McLaren, C.A. (editor).: The Hero as Printer. Aberdeen, Aberdeen University Library, 1976. pp.vii, 62, 8 plates, vg. Essays to accompany an exhibition mounted by A.U.L. to commemorate the Caxton quincentenary. £10
McLean, Antonia.: Humanism and the rise of science in Tudor England. Heinemann, 1972. First edition. pp.[x], 258, illustrated, d/w, vg. £10
McLean, Ruari.: Joseph Cundall a Victorian Publisher. Notes on his life and a check-list of his books. Pinner, Private Libraries Association, 1976. First edition. pp.vii, 96, illustrated, d/w, vg. £15
Mereau [or Chereau], Ollivier. Le Jargon de l' Argot ou langage reforme a l' usage des merciers, porteballes et autres: tire et recueilli des plus fameux Argotiers de ce temps; par M.B.H.D.S. Arch-suppot de l' argot. Tours: Imprimerie de F.-Charles Place...,1838. 12mo, pp.44, [4], uncut, corner torn from p.17 without loss of text, light scattered foxing; original wrappers. One of many editions of this seventeenth-century slang dictionary and anthology, more often published under the title Le Jargon ou langage de l'argot..Brunet 3:5111. £40
Merryweather, F. Somner.: Bibliomania in the Middle Ages. The Woodstock Press, 1933. Copy No.40 of a limited edition of 750. pp.288, slip case, vg. £100
Meynell, Francis.: English Printed Books. Collins, 1946. Britain in Pictures Series. First edition. pp.48, illustrated, d/w, vg. £5
Miller, Henry.: Crazy Cock. New York, Grove Weidenfeld, 1991. First edition. 8vo, ppxxv, .202, d/w, near fine. With a Foreword by Erica Jong this is a posthumous first publication of Miller's third novel, originally titled Lovely Lesbians, rediscovered in 1988 by Mary V. Dearborn who contribures an Introduction. £15
Miller, Joaquin.: Songs of the Sierras. Toronto, The Canadian News and Publishing Co., 1871. First Canadian edition published in the same year as the English first edition. 8vo, pp.200, bevelled edges, green cloth with gilt image of grizzly bear to front cover. BAL13885 £35
Milton, John.: Paradise Lost. A Poem in twelve books. London: Printed for J. Beecroft [and numerous others], 1770. 12mo, pp.319, [28], engraved portrait frontis. and 12 plates (1 with a few marginal spots), contemporary sheep scuffed, front joint cracked but sound, minor wear to spine ends, lacks label, signature of Charles Arthur, Harrow, 1775, from the Stobhall library with the Strathallan bookplate. £75
Miniature Books.: The Collection of Miniature Books formed by Arthur A. Houghyton, Jr. which will be sold ...Wednesday, December 5, 1979. Christie's. pp.96, illustrated in colour and b/w, price list tipped in, vg. "The Houghton collection of miniature books is, without any doubt, the most important and the most comprehensive assembly of these tiny volumes ever offered for sale." (Preface) £10
Mirabeau, Honore Gabriel Riqueti, comte de.: Histoire Secrete de la Cour de Berlin. 2 vols. Rotterdam, 1789. WITH [La Roche du Main, J.-P.-L., marquis de Luchet]. Essai sur la Secte des Illumines. Paris, 1789. AND Dernieres Pensees du Grand Frederic, Roi de Prusse. Paris, 1806. 8vo, modern quarter calf, marbled boards, spine ruled gilt in compartments and lettered gilt direct. £450
Mitchell, Julian.: Truth and Fiction. London, Covent Garden Press Ltd., 1972, ltd. ed. 600. 8vo, pp.25, original printed wrappers. £15
Mix, Katherine Lyon.: A Study in Yellow. The Yellow Book and its Contributors. Lawrence, University of Kansas Press, 1960. First edition. 8vo, pp.320, illustrated, d/w with small chip to front not affecting image. £30
Models of Letters, for the use of schools and private students, being an epitome of the large octavo volume entitled: Elegant Epistles: and containing select letters from the best English authors, with many translated from the French, which have never appeared in any miscellaneous collection. London: Printed for T. Longman [and 23 others[, 1794. 8vo, pp.[xii], 402, [5, adverts.], double column text, owner's signature, period sheep, front hinge hanging by cords, Copac lists only BL and Cambridge. £100
Moor, George.: Beauty and Richness. Poems. Glasgow, William MacLellan, 1951. First edition. 8vo, pp.46, stiff wrappers, printed paper label, vg. £15
Moore, Brian.: Lies of Silence. London, Bloomsbury, 1990. First edition. 8vo, pp.[viii], 194, blue silk marker ribbon, d/w. £20
Moore, Dr.: Edward. Various Views of Human Nature, taken from life and manners. London: J. Limbird, 1834. and [same author] Zeluco. Various views of human nature, taken from life and manners and Hawkesworth, Dr. Almoran and Hamet. an oriental tale. 1828 and Sheridan, Mrs. The History of Nourjahad, the Persian.1823 and Langhorne, Dr. Solyman and Almena. An oriental tale. 1833 and Inchbald, Mrs. Nature and Art. 1833 8vo, double column text, half black calf, marbled paper sides,wine label, spine ruled gilt in compartments. £30
Moore, John Robert.: A Checklist of the Writings of Daniel Defoe. Hamden, Connecticut, Archon Books, 1962. Second printing. 8vo, pp.xviii, 281, light spotting of fore-edge, blue cloth gilt. £30
Morgan, Pete.: Alpha Beta. Ilkley, The Scholar Press, 1979. Limited edition 400 copies. Folder, 6pp. folding, a trifle dusty at edges else vg. Issued to commemorate Morgan's poem sequence, One Greek Alphabet, which was commissioned by the Ilkley Literature Festival, it reproduces in facsimile the poet's worksheets for the first two poems together with the final versions. £20
Morgan, Pete.: Loss of two anchors. Edinburgh, The Kelvin Press, 1970. Limited edition 500 copies. 8vo, pp.32, stiff wrappers, vg. £10
Morgan, Pete.: One Greek alphabet. A poem sequence. Illustrated by Hella Basu. Sunderland, Ceolfrith Press, 1980. First edition. Oblong 8vo, pp.64, tipped in Tls [to myself] referring to the Wick Festival at which he had been reading and commenting "Three weeks away and already I feel alienated to city noises, city gestures. I'm going to have to "get used", as they say in Yorkshire.", unbound in pictorial d/w, vg. £30
Morgan, Pete.: The spring collection. London, Secker & Warburg, 1979. First edition. 8vo, pp.64, inscribed presentation copy [to myself] with manuscript translation of the German 2- line printed quote from Bertolt Brecht's Psalm in Frahjar as "Now I'm on the look-out for the Summer, lads.", d/w with minor corner wear and short tear to rear joint, else vg. £20
Morris, Brian.: John Cleveland (1613 - 1658). A Bibliography of his Poems. The Bibliographical Society, 1967. pp.vii, 62, portrait frontispiece, vg. £5
Morris, Rev. M.C.F.: Yorkshire Folk-Talk with characteristics of those who speak it in the North and East Ridings. London, A. Brown & Sons, Ltd., 1911, 2nd ed. 8vo, pp.xx, 438, [14, ads.], e.p.'s toned, olive cloth. £25
Muir, Marcie.: A Bibliography of Australian Children's Books. New York, Academic Press, 1970. First edition. pp.1037, [1], illustrated, vg. £40
Muir, Percy.: English Children's Books 1600 to 1900. B.T. Batsford Ltd., 1979. Third impression. pp.256, illustrated, price-clipped d/w, vg. £10
Muroya, Yozo and Paul Hullah. (editors).: Occasional Essays by Iris Murdoch. Okayama, University Education Press, 1998. Limited edition 500 copies. pp.105, pictorial boards, fine, £25
Murphy, Nicholas P.: A Corner in Ballybeg. London, John Long, 1902. First edition. 8vo, pp.256, light scattered foxing to prelims, text clean, owners' signatures, pict. cloth. £15
Murray, Gilbert.: Hamlet and Orestes. A Study in Traditional Types. The British Academy Shakespeare Lecture 1914. New York, Oxford University Press American Branch, 1914. First edition. pp.27, [1], wrappers dust-soiled at edges and with owner's signature, g+. £15
Mustanoja, Tauno F. (editor).: The Good Wife Taught her Daughter. The good Wife Wold a Pylgremage. The Thewis of Gud women. Helsinki, 1948. Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae, BLXI, 2. pp.259, [1], wrappers with small chip to rear, signed presentation copy to Professor Harold Jenkins, vg. £20
Myers, Robin, Michael Harris and Giles Mandelbrote. (editors).: Under the Hammer: Book Auctions since the Seventeenth Century. Oak Knoll Press / The British Library, 2001. First edition. pp.xiv, 242, illustrated, d/w, vg+. £40
Nations, Opal P.: Extracts from Stanley and Tie-Tars. Le Roman Absdurde and how to destroy it. London, Covent Garden Press Ltd., 1971, ltd.ed. 500. 8vo, pp.53, original stiff wrappers darkened at spine. £10
Newton, A. Edward.: End Papers. Literary Recreations. Boston, Little, Brown, and Company, 1933. pp.[x], 225, illustrated, cloth sunned, g. £10
Newton, John.: Olney Hymns in Three Books. London: Printed for Ogle, Duncan, & Co., [?1800]. 24mo, pp.xx, 314, additional vignette title, portrait frontispiece, preliminary blank excised, marbled endpapers, contemporary calf lightly rubbed, triple gilt fillet, framed panel with corner roses, spine decorated blind in compartments and stamped 1822 to foot, red label, vg. ESTC T27220. Copac lists BL, NLS and Oxford. £50
O Conaire, Padraic.: Field and Fair. Travels with a Donkey in Ireland. Translated from the Irish of Padraic O Conaire by Cormac Breathnach. dublin, The Talbot Press Limited, 1929. First editrion. 8vo, pp.95, [1], portrait frontis., a few light spots of foxing to half-title and verso of frontis., green cloth sunned, printed paper labels. £15
O'Brien, Kate.: English Diaries and Journals. London, William Collins, 1943. Second impression. Britain in Pictures Series. 8vo, pp.48, 8 col. plates, 19 b/w illustrations, pink and white boards. £10
O'Dwyer, E.J.: Thomas Frognall Dibdin Bibliographerr & Bibliomaniac Extraordinaire 1776 - 1847. Pinner, Private Libraries Association, 1967. pp.45, [1], illustrated, d/w, vg. £15
O'Neill, Moira.: More Songs of the Glens of Antrim. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1921. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 86, owner's signature, green cloth gilt. £15
O'Neill, Moira.: Songs of the Glens of Antrim. Edinburgh and London, Wiliam Blackwood and Sons, 1904, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.x, 61, owner's signature, e.p's tanned, red cloth-backed boards gilt. £15
Oldham, John.: The Works of Mr. John Oldham, together with his Remains. London: Printed for Jo. Hindmarsh, 1684 - 85. 8vo, pp. [iv] + [iv] + 148 + [viii] + 134 + [vi] + 215 + [xxiv] + 130, general title and seperate titles, period blind panelled calf, rebacked to style, wine morocco label. Ownership inscription "Richard Rous his book 1767" to front pastedown; later signature of J. Whitby Stokes 25/5/55 to preliminary blank. Comprises: Satyrs upon the Jesuits: Written in the Year 1679, And some other Pieces by the same Hand. 1685, third edition corrected; Some New Pieces Never before Published. By the Author of the Satyrs upon the Jesuites. 1684; Poems and Translations. By the Author of The Satyrs upon the Jesuits. 1684; Remains of Mr. John Oldham in Verse and prose. 1684. £350
Olschki.: Monumenta Typographica. Catalogus LVII. Florence, Leo S. Olschki, 1904. pp.98, partly unopened, illustrated, wrappers with a few chips at edges, g+. Lists 262 incunables in the possession of the noted Florentine bookseller. £20
Onions, C.T.: A Shakespeare Glossary. Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1925. First edition. pp.xii, 260, double column text, owner's signature, d/w, vg. £10
Orr, Monro S. (illustrator).: Stories from the Arabian Nights based on a translation from the Arabic by Edward William Lane. London, George G. Harrap & Co., 1913. 8vo, pp.ix, 294, 15 col. plates, e.p.'s lightly toned, pict. green cloth. £40
Orwell, George.: World Review. New Series 16. George Orwell. Unpublished Notebooks and a personal memoir of George Orwell by T.R. Fyvel. (cover title). London, Edward Hulton, June 1950. 8vo, pp.80, illustrated, original wrappers, g+. Other contributors include Bertrand Russell, Aldous Huxley, Herbert Read and Stephen Spender. £20
Osley, A.S.: Scribes and Sources. Handbook of the Chancery Hand in the Sixteenth Century. Faber and Faber, 1980. First edition. pp.291, illustrated, price-clipped d/w, vg. £15
Oswald, Norman.: Sonnets. London, Gale & Polden Limited, 1936. Copy no. 75 of a limited edition of 300. 8vo, pp.vi, 45 [1], full red morocco, orange label, vg. "A learned friend once remarked to me that, owing to its metrical restrictions and other difficulties, sonnet-writing was like dancing in chains. If, therefore...I tread inadvertently on the critical corns of a reader, I would ask for forgiveness in advance for any literary pain I may cause." (Foreword). £50
Ovid: Ovid's Art of Love, in three books. The Life of Ovid; Ovid's Remedy of Love; His Art of Beauty; and The History of Love... Adorned with cuts, and embellished with explanatory notes never before published. Glasgow: Printed for J. Edwin, 1758. 12mo, pp. iv, 5 - 218, title in red and black, narrow strip trimmed from head of title, marbled endpapers, green calf lightly sunned, double gilt fillet, spine decorated gilt in compartments and lettered gilt direct, lightly rubbed at extremities, vg. Despite the claim in the title there are no illustrations and no sign of there ever having been any. £120
Owenson, [Sydney], Miss, now Lady Morgan.: The Novice of Saint Dominick....in four volumes. London: printed forThomas Hughes, Ludgate Street. T. Hamblin, Garlick Hill, 1823. Fourth edition. 12mo, pp.[ii], 348; [ii], 360; [ii], 376; [ii], 371, [1], owner's signature. contemporary half calf, marbled paper sides, black labels, minor wear to extremities. £300
Pain, Barry.: Eliza's Son. London, Cassell and Company. Ltd., 1913. First edition. 8vo, pp.119, [1], frontispiece by Fred Bennett, half morocco, marbled boards, sprinkled edges, spine ruled gilt in compartments and lettered gilt direct, vg. A prolific writer, Pain achieved popular success with his Eliza stories which sold prolifically on railway station bookstands. The central characters are Eliza and her husband, a pompous prig whose ill-conceived exacting commands have to be rectified by his wife Eliza, a perfect foil as a model of patience, Of the five Eliza stories, this is the last in which the son exhibits all of his father's faults, but with more sinister overtones. £10
Painter, George W.: William Caxton a quincentenary biography of England's first printer. Chatto & Windus, 1976. First edition. pp.[x], 215, [1], illustrated, vg. £20
Palmer, Herbert Erward.: The Judgment of Francois Villon a pageant-episode play in five acts. London, Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 1927. Limited edition 400 copies. 8vo, pp.xiv,15 - 143, partly unopened, quarter vellum gilt, marbled boards, vg. Paper-clipped to verso of half-title is a pink slip of paper stamped R & R Clark Ltd. Edinburgh, 4 Nov. 1927 with manuscript note "In the issued copies "This edn. is limited..." was printed on the back of the half title & facing the title." As it is in this case. £30
Partridge, Eric.: Shakespeare's Bawdy. A literary & psychological essay and a comprehensive glossary. Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1955. pp.226, vg. £25
Penguin Books.: Ten Years of Penguins. Harmondsworth, Penguin Books, 1945. pp.21, faint stain to front wrapper, vg. £5
Penney, Clara Louisa.: An Album of Selected Bindings. New York, The Hispanic Society of America, 1967. First edition. 4to, pp.xv, 18, coloured frontispiece, 60 full-page b/w plates, d/w, vg. £10
Pierce, Gilbet A. with additions by William A. Wheeler.: The Dickens Dictionary. A key to the characters and principal incidents in the tales of Charles Dickens. Chapman & Hall, n.d. pp.xv, 607, partly unopened, piece chipped from margin p.47, illustrated, fair. £20
Pinto, Vivian de Sola and Allan Edwin Rodway. (editors).: The Common Muse: an anthology of popular British ballad poetry xvth - xxth century. Chatto & Windus, 1957. First edition. pp.xii, 470, frontispiece, illustrated, rear endpapers toned, vg. £10
Poetry.: The Roy Davids Collection Part III. Poetry: Poetical Manuscripts & Portraits of Poets. 2 vols. Bonhams, 2013. pp.284; 294, illustrated, vg. £10
Pollard, Alfred W. (editor).: Records of the English Bible. The documents relating to the translation and publication of the Bible in English, 1525 - 1611. Oxford University Press, 1911. First edition. pp.xii, 387, a few light pencilled marginalia, scattered light foxing to front free endpaper, spine sunned, g+. £25
Pope, Alexander.: The Works. 6 vols. Edinburgh: Printed by A. Donaldson, and sold at his shops in London and Edinburgh, 1767. 8vo, contemporary calf, spines ornately gilt in compartments, double red and green labels (renewed to style on 2 vols.), from the Stobhall library with the Strathallan bookplate. £500
Porges, Irwin.: Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Man Who Created Tarzan. Utah, Brigham Young University Press, 1975. First edition. 4to, pp.xvii, 820, illustrated, d/w with a few tiny chips, vg. £20
Porter, Anna Maria.: The Knight of St. John, a Romance. 3 vols. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817. Second edition. 12mo, pp.333; 302; 354, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, joints vol.3 cracked but sound and tight, spines decorated blind in gilt ruled compartments, titled and numbered gilt direct, contemporary signature of Jane Murray to title vol.1, armorial bookplate of Francis, Lord Gray to all 3 vols. £200
Printing and the Mind of Man.: Catalogue of the Exhibitions at the British Museum and at Earls Court, London 16 - 27 July 1963. W. Bridges & Sons Ltd and the Association of British Manufacturers of Printers' Machinery (Proprietary) Ltd, 1963. pp.166, illustrated, vg. £10
Provincial Poetry.: Provincial Poetry 1789 - 1839. The Provincial Printing of English and Dialect Verse in the British Isles. Bonhams, 1995. pp.110, [10], illustrated, vg. Catalogue of the C.R. Johnson collection of minor verse printed outwith London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Oxford and Cambridge. £10
Punter, David.: The Literature of Terror. A History of Gothic Fictions from 1765 to the present day. Longmans, 1980. First edition. pp.[xii], 449, pbk, vg. £30
Quaritch.: The English Romantics and their age. Catalogue1400. Bernard Quaritch, 2010. unpaginated, illustrated, vg. £5
Quirk, Randolph.: Charles Dickens and Appropriate Language. Inaugural Lecture of the Professor of English Language...26th May 1959. University of Durham, 1959. pp.26, owner's signature, vg. £10
Rabelais, Francis.: The Works of Mr. Francis Rabelais Doctor in Physick.Containing five books of the lives, heroick deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his sonne Pantagruel. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson. 2 vols. London, The Navarre Society Limited, n.d. Limited edition on laid pper. 8vo, pp.xvi, 474; xvi, 462, vol. 2 partly unopened, e.p.'s tanned, white buckram gilt, spine sl. darkened, bookplate of Charles Gulliver. £90
Radcliffe, Ann.: The Mysteries of Udolpho, a romance; interspersed with some pieces of poetry. 3 vols. London; Printed for F.C. and J. Rivington [and 35 others], 1810. The British Novelists Series vols. xlv - xlvii. 12mo, marbled edges and e.p.'s, contemporary calf, spines decorated gilt in compartments, neat repair to tail of spine vol.3, lettered and numbered gilt direct, very good. £100
Ransome, Arthur.: Fishing. Cambridge, The National Book League. Reader's Guides second series 2. pp.31, wrappers slightly faded at edges, vg. £20
Rawlins, Ray.: Four Hundred Years of British Autographs: a collector's guide. London, J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1970. First edition. 8vo, pp.188, frontispiece, numerous facsimile signatures, ownership stamp, d/w, vg. £10
Reeve, Clara.: The Old English Baron: a Gothic Story. London: Printed for Chartles Dilly in The Poultry, 1780. Second [i.e.Third ] edition. 12mo, pp.viii, 232, one plate heavily foxed with another clean copy of the same plate bound in upside down, occasional light foxing (mainly marginal), neat expert repair to small marginal tear to B4 not affecting text, contemporary calf rebacked retaining original spine, minor corner wear, red label, spine decorated gilt in compartments with a floral tool, rear board rehinged.. Scarce. ESTC N11369, 3 copies in UK, 7 in USA. Originally published anonymously in Colchester in 1777 under the title The Champion of Virtue, followed by a second edition in 1778. In her dedicatory letter to Mrs. Bridgen, daughter of Samuel Richardson, here printed for the first time, the author indicates that this is in fact the third edition, albeit the title states second edition. "This story is the literary offspring of the Castle of Otranto" states the author in her Preface but Walpole dismissed it as Otranto "reduced to reason and probability." £350
Ricketts, Charles and Charles Shannon.: Some Letters from Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon to "Michael Field" (1894-1902). Edited by J.G. Paul Delaney. Edinburgh, The Tragara Press, 1979. Limited edition 145 copies. 8vo, pp.21, original printed wrappers. £25
Ricketts, Charles.: Unrecorded Histories. London, Martin Secker, 1933. Limited edition 950 copies. 8vo, pp.139, [1], 6 coloured silhouette plates, edges untrimmed, cream buckram elaborately decorated gilt, vg. £85
Roberts, S.C.: Samuel Johnson. Annual Lecture on a Master Mind Henrietta Hertz Trust of the British Academy 1944. Henry Milford, From the Proceedings of the British Academy. Volume XXX pp.24, wrappers dusty and chipped at upper edge, g+. £10
Robertson, William.: Phraseologia Generali ; A Full, Large, and General Phrase Book ; comprehending, whatever is necessary and most usefull...for the more speedy, and prosperous progress of students, in their humanity studies. Cambridge: Printed by John Hayes, Printer to the University, 1681. First edition. Stout 8vo, pp.[viii] , 1366, advertisement leaf mounted; contemporary speckled calf, red morocco label, slight loss to head of spine; very good. Early signatures of Thomas Davies and of W. Davis to title, front free endpaper inscribed in a contemporary hand : " Perditum signis videt hunc libellum obsecro ut mihi perlibenter plurimos testes habeo fideles. Me tenuisse William Brydges. " Wing R1616, ESTC R26220. English-Latin dictionary compiled by the Scottish grammarian better known for his Hebraic works. £225
Rogers, Samuel.: Italy, a poem. Paris, Baudry's European Library, 1840. 12mo, pp.[vi], 252, frontispiece, numerous woodcuts, bookplate of Hector Monro, owner's pencilled note of purchase to front pastedown, period half calf, marbled boards, spine ruled gilt, red label, vg. £30
Rogers, Walter T.: A Manual of Bibliography: being an introduction to the knowledge of books, library management, and the art of cataloguing. H. Grevel & Co., 1891. First edition. pp.viii, 213, [4, publisher's advert.], illustrated, yapp edges, vg. £10
Rolfe, Frederick (Baron Corvo).: Nicholas Crabbe or The One and the Many a Romance...with an introduction by Cecil Wolfe. London, Chatto & Windus, 1960. Copy no.91 of a limited edition of 215 (200 for sale). 8vo, pp.vii, 272, title in red and black, top edge gilt, a few spots of fore-edge foxing, green cloth gilt, vg. Woolf A16b. The trade edition appeared in 1958 but delays in the preparation of the Appendix, which contains a collection of letters from Sholto Osborne Gordon Douglas to Fr. Rolfe, not included in the ordinary issue, allied with the Printers' Strike of 1959, account for the late appearance of the limited edition. £80
Rollin, Mr. [Charles].: The Method of Teaching and Studying the Belles Lettres; or, an introduction to languages, poetry, rhetoric, moral philosophy, physics, &c with reflections on taste. Translated from the French. 4 vols. London: Printed for Lackington, Allen & Co., 1798. 12mo, pp.xiv, 346; viii, 369, [1]; viii, 318; viii, 392., contemporary calf, spines decorated gilt in compartments, wine lettering labels, green numbering labels renewed to style, from the Stobhall library with the Strathallan bookplate. £125
Rose, Alfred.: Register of Erotic Books. Vel (sub hac specie) Dubiorum: Opus Bibliographicum Et Praecipue Bibliothecariis DEstinatum. 2 vols. New York, Jack Brussel, 1965. First edition. pp.xii, 208; 209 -398, vg. £20
Ross, Alan.: Tropical Ice. London, Covent Garden Press Ltd., 1972, ltd. ed. 600. 8vo, pp.31, original stiff wrappers. £15
Ross, Maggie.: Totem. London, Covent Garden Press Ltd., 1973, ltd. ed. 600. 8vo, pp.7, original printed wrappers. £10
Rowe, Mrs.: Devout Exercises of the Heart in Meditation and Soliloquy, Prayer and Praise. By the late Pious and Ingenious Mrs. Rowe. Reviewed and Published at her Request, by I. Watts, D.D. London, Printed for Richard Hett and James Blackstone; and sold by Mr. James Davidson, and Mr. Patton, Booksellers in Edinburgh, 1738. Third edition. 12mo, pp.[vi], 156, contemporary calf, red label. £30
Rowley, Richard.: County Down Songs. Poems by Richard Rowley. Woodcuts by Lady Mabel Annesley. London, Duckworth & Co., 1924. First edition. 8vo, pp.36, endpapers toned, blue cloth lightly soiled, internally clean. £30
Sackville, Lady Margaret.: A Rhymed Sequence. Edinburgh, Porpoise Press Broadsheet eight, February, 1924. 8vo, pp.8, original wrappers. £20
Sackville. Margaret.: Romantic Ballads. Edinburgh, Porpoise Press Third Series, Broadsheet 3, 1927. 8vo, pp.8, original wrappers.. £20
Sainean, Lazare.: Lettres de L. Sainean le grand philologue (1859 - 1934) publiees, prefacees et annotees par son frere Constantin. Bucarest, 1936. 8vo, pp.75, portrait frontis., facsimile letter, original printed wrapppers. £20
Sassoon, Siegfried.: Letters to a Critic. With an introduction and notes by Michael Thorpe. Nettlehead, Kent Editions, 1976. Copy 112 of a limited edition of 420 of which 400 were for sale. 8vo, pp.24, grey wrappers lettered maroon. Fine. £30
Sessions, William K. and E. Margaret.: Printing in York from the 1490s to the Present Day. York, William Sessions Limited, 1976. First edition. pp.viii, 104, illustrated, vg. £5
Shadwell, Thomas.: The Humorists. Dublin, Laurel House Press, 1975. Limited edition 639 copies on cream-laid rag paper, hand-bound by B. Riley and Sons of Huddersfield, this copy ex series. 8vo, pp.104, silk marker ribbon, grey linen blocked in black, red leather label gilt, slipcase. £80
Shakespeare, William.: The First Folio of Shakespeare based on Folios in the Folger Shakespeare Library Collection. Prepared by Charlton Hinman...With a new introduction by Peter W.M. Blayney. New York, W.W. Norton & Company, 1996. Second edition. Folio, pp.xxxvii, 928, quarter burgundy morocco lettered gilt, five raised bands, fawn pictorial cloth, slip case, vg. £80
Shakespeare, William.: Works: carefully edited and compared with the best sets, complete with glossary and short biography. 40 vols. London, Allied Newspapers Ltd., 1932. Miniature set, each volume 2 x 1.35 inches, frontispieces, bound in black leatherette lettered green, decorative endpapers, housed in polished dark brown three-tiered bookcase, 9 x 7.5 inches, vg. Issued to commemorate the opening of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-on-Avon. £225
Shepard, Leslie.: John Pitts Ballad Printer of Seven Dials, London 1765 - 1844 with a short account of his predecessors in the Ballad & Chapbook Trade. Private Libraries Association, 1969. Limited edition 1600 copies. pp.160, illustrated, vg. £10
Shepherd, Richard Herne.: The Bibliography of Coleridge. A bibliographical list arranged in chronological order of the published and privately-printed writings in verse and prose of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Revised, corrected, and enlarged by Colonel W.F. Prideaux. The Folcroft Press Inc., 1970. pp.xi, 95, vg. £15
Sheridan, Thomas.: A Complete Dictionary of the English Language, both with regard to Sound and Meaning...to which is prefixed a Prosodial Grammar. 2 vols. London: Printed for Charles Dilly; R. Law and Son; W. Richardson; J. Scatcherd; and T.N. Longman, 1797. Fourth edition Revised, Corrected, and Enlarged. 8vo, contemporary calf, spines ruled gilt, red labels, minor wear to spine ends, small piece torn from lower corner of penultimate leaf vol. 2 with loss to 3 - 4 words, light toning to e.p.'s, signature of Patrick Stewart, from the Stobhall library with the Strathallan bookplate. Alston V, 324. £200
Shippen, William.: Moderation Display'd: a Poem. By the Author of Faction Display'd. London: s.n., 1704. First edition. 4to, pp.[iv], 20, Preface close trimmed with loss of a couple of letters, light age-browning, boards covered in leaves salvaged from a contemporary legal work, vg. Foxon S437; ESTC T61830. £100
Simmons, James.: The selected James Simmons, Edited by Edna Longley. Belfast, Blackstaff Press, 1978. First edition. 8vo, pp.[vi],102, signed copy, pbk., edges a trifle dusty else a clean copy. £10
Sinclair, May.: Fame...being Number Thirteen of The Woburn Books. London, Elkin Mathews & Marrot, 1929. Copy no.15 of a limited edition of 530 (500 for sale). 8vo, pp.40, signed copy, tipped in flyer for Anna Seghers' s The Revolt of the Fishermen, decorative endpapers with strip of toning, d/w a trifle dusty, vg. £40
Skelton, Robin.: The Writings of J.M. Synge. London, Thames and Hudson, 1971. First edition. 8vo, pp.190, price-clipped d/w. £15
Smith, Michael.: The True Story of Father Gerard and Miss Cadiere. Also Poetical Version of Girard and Cadiere. First printed MDCCLXXI London: Reprinted by R. Turpin, Soho. 1840 8vo, pp.29 + [1], endpapers lightly toned; quarter green cloth, pale blue boards, red leather label, minor corner wear. Ashbee "Catena" pp.451/2. £80
Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: The Auk Remembered. Published to Commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Poet's Birth and the 20th of his Death. Montrose, The Corbie Press, 1995. Copy No.17 of a limited edition of 200. AS4, pp.50, illustrated, blue pictorial wrappers with mis-spelling "awk", vg. Contributors include Alexander Scott, T.S. Law, William Neill, Duncan, Glen, Hugh MacDiarmid and W.R. Aitken. £30
Smithers, G.V.: The Making of Beowulf. Inaugural Lecture of the Professor of English Language...18 May 1961. University of Durham, 1961. pp.26, owner's signature, vg. £10
Smollett, Tobias.: The History and Adventures of the renowned Don Quixote. Translated from the Spanish of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. To which is prefaced Some Account of the Author's Life. Illustrated with twenty-eight new copper plates, designed by Hayman, and elegantly engraved. 4 vols. London: Printd for T. Osborne (and 11 others), 1761. The second edition, corrected. 12mo, pp.xxix, [iii], 293, [1]; [ii], 314; [ii], 331; [ii], 322, engraved frontispiece and 30 plates (4 folding with early owner's signature to verso), neat expert repair to margin of K6 vol.I and to short lateral tear to M10 vol. II, small piece torn from corner of D1 and F11 vol. II not affecting text, small brown ink stain to outer margin of C4 vol. IV, occasional fingering and dust-soiling, later owner's presentation inscription, another later owner's signature to upper margin of titles, period sheep scuffed, minor wear and chips to spine ends, labels faded, spines numbered gilt direct. First published in 1755, Smollett's translation proved extremely popular with 12 editions circulating within a few years. Although accused of having little Spanish and of relying too heaviy on Charles Jarvis's translation of 1742, Smollett conveyed successfully the more serious aspect of Quixote as well as his picaresque adventures. £250
Snagg, Thomas.: Recollections of Occurrences. The Memoirs of Thomas Snagg (or Snagge) with an introduction by Harold Hobson and wood engravings by Kenneth Hunter. London, The Dropmore Press, 1951. Limited edition 300 on hand made paper. 8vo, pp.xxii, 110, partly unopened, illustrated, d/w with a few spots of foxing to fore-edge, vg. £40
Socius.: The Cambridge Tart: epigrammatic and satitic-poetical effusions; &c &c. dainty morsels, served up by Cantabs, on various occasions. London: James Smith, 1823. 8vo, pp.xii, [7] - 290, [4], rebound in contrasting grey boards, printed label. £60
Somerville, William.: The Chace. A Poem. London: Printed for G. Hawkins, 1757. Fourth edition. 8vo, pp.[xvi] +128, 5 engraved plates bound with [same author] Hobbinol, or the Rural Games. A Burlesque Poem, in Blank Verse. London: Printed for G. Hawkins, 1757. Fourth edition. 8vo, pp.[iv] + viii + 3 - 78, 3 engraved plates, pastedowns and e.p.'s stained at edges, text crisp and clean; period calf scuffed with loss of small patch to lower cover, red morocco label. Bookplate of David Thurstan Smith.. £150
Somerville, William.: The Chace; to which is annexed Field Sports. With a sketch of the author's life...by Edward Topham, Esq. Albion Press: Printed by James Cundle...for T.Hurst...and C.Chapple, 1804. 8vo, pp.xxxix, 135, [1], 4 engraved plates, head- and tail-pieces, occasional light marginal spotting; green calf-backed marbled boards, spine decorated gilt in compartments. £70
Sotheby's.: The George Abrams Collection. 1989. 4to, unpaginated, illustrated, vg. Catalogue of the fine collection of 15th and 16th century books formed by the noted calligrapher and graphic designer. £10
Southey, Robert.: The Poet's Pilgrimage to Waterloo. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816. First edition. 12mo, pp.[viii], 232, 8 engraved plates after Nash, a few light spots, owner's signature, pencilled bibliographical note to front pastedown, period half sheep, marbled boards darkened, backstrip relaid, spine ruled and lettered gilt direct, vg. £80
Souvenir of Shakespeare's Tragedy King Lear, Presented at the Lyceum Theatre, 10th November, 1892,: by Henry Irving. Illustrated by J. Bernard Partridge and Hawes Craven. London, Offices of "Black and White". Oblong 8vo, pp.[iv], 13 full page plates (rectos only), cloth-backed boards with image by Partridge to front board, boards worn at edges, a well-thumbed copy. £20
Spence, Thomas Hugh.: The Historical Foundation and its Treasures. Montreat, North Carolina, Historical Foundation Publications, 1956. First edition. pp.xii, 174, illustrated, d/w, vg. £10
St Jorre, John de.: Venus Bound. The Erotic Voyage of the Olympia Press and its Writers. New York, Random House, 1994. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxii, 358, d/w, vg. £15
Steele, Robert.: Huon of Bordeaux: done into English by Sir John Bourchier, Lord Berners: and now retold by Robert Steele. London, George Allen, 1895. 8vo, pp.xii, 305, illustrated, owner's signature, dec.chrome cloth blocked in black. £40
Stevenson, Allan.: The Problem of the Missale Speciale. The Bibliographical Society, 1967. pp.xxi, 400, owner's signature, vg. £10
Stewart, Seamus.: Book Collecting. A Beginner's Guide. Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1972. First edition. pp.322, illustrated, d/w, vg. £10
Stowe, Lyman Beecher.: Saints Sinners and Beechers. London, Ivor Nicholson and Watson Limited, 1935, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.450, illustrated, d/w with sl. loss to tail of spine. £22
Sturgess, Keith.: Jacobean Private Theatre. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1987. First edition. 8vo, pp.ix, 228, 21 plates, 3 figures, d/w, vg. £25
Summers, Montague.: A Gothic Bibliography. The Fortune Press,, n.d. pp.xx, 622, illustrated, price-clipped d/w, vg. £40
Surtees, Robert.: Mr. Jorrock's Lectors from Robert Surtees' Handley Cross with illustrations by G.D. Armour. London & Edinburgh, T.N. Foulis, 1924. New edition. 4to, pp.viii, 145, [1], 25 coloured plates, signature of C.G. Playfair, Islabank, original glassine wrapper preserved beneath internally repaired d/w, vg. £30
Sutcliffe, Peter.: The Oxford Univerrsity Press an informal history. Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1978. First edition. pp.xxviii, 303, [1], illustrated, owner's signature, d/w, vg. £10
Symonds, John Addington.: Wine, Women and Song. Mediaeval Latin students' songs now first translated into English verse with an essay by John Addington Symonds. London, Chatto & Windus, 1931. 8vo, pp.xi, 208, [4], frontispiece, owners' signatures, endpapers toned, grey boards gilt, vg. £20
Symons, Arthur.: Aubrey Beardsley. London, John Baker, 1966. 8vo, pp.63, [1], 16 plates, d/w. £12
Symons, Julian.: A.J.A. Symons his life and speculations. London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1950, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.283, 8 plates, d/w worn and chipped at head of spine. £20
Symons, Julian.: Bloody Murder. From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel: A History. Faber and Faber, 1972. First edition. pp.254, d/w, vg. £10
Synge, J.M.: The Shadow of the Glen and Riders to the Sea. London, Elkin Mathews, 1907. Second edition. Small 8vo, pp.63, [1], original boards re-backed, printed paper label. £10
Synge, J.M.: The Synge Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College Dublin. Dublin, The Dolmen Press, 1971. First edition. pp.55, illustrated, vg. £10
Tagore, Rabindranath.: The Post Office: a play by Rabindranath Tagore translated by Devabrata Mukerjea. Dundrum, The Cuala Press, 1914. Limited edition 400. 8vo, pp. [vi], 37, [1], preface by W.B. Yeats, text in red and black, prelim. and terminal blanks toned, linen-backed blue boards, cloth soiled, binder's ticket of Galwey & Co., Dublin. £80
Tasso, Torquato.: Aminta favola boscareccia. In Parigi: Appresso Prault Con Licenza Superiori, 1745. Small 8vo, pp.xiv, [2], 103, [1], engraved vignette title with garlanded border, 8 copperplate head-pieces; period speckled calf worn, spine ends chipped, front joint cracked but sound, spine gilt-ruled, red label, marbled endpapers; text crisp and clean and despite the flaws noted an attractive copy. Bookplate of Hugh M. Miller. £100
Taylor-Martin, Patricia.: John Betjeman: his life and work. Allen Lane, 1983. First edition. pp.192, d/w, vg. £5
Tennyson, Frederick.: Days and Hours. London, John W. Parker and Son, 1854. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 346, [6], blind-patterned tan ribbed cloth, tiny chip to front joint, inscribed to half-title "Col. Robertson with F. Tennyson's Compliments. Aug.7th 1864." The older brother of the more celebrated Alfred. This, his first book, met with some encouraging reviews but not all were enthusiastic and it was another 36 years before he ventured back into print with The Isles of Greece, 1891. £45
Thackeray, W.M.: Ballads. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1862. 8vo, pp.viii, 159, red grained cloth, lettered gilt, minor wear to extremities, vg. £20
The famous and renowned history of Valentine and Orson, (The Two Sons of the Emperor of Greece,): or, the Wild Man of Orleans: containing an account of all the Wonderful Adventures and Surprising Achievements of these two valiant brothers:with the Affecting Distresses of their unfortunate Mother, the Fair Bellisant, Empress of Constantinople. London: Printed for T. Hughes... by Plummer and Brewis..., n.d. 12mo, pp.38, hand-coloured frontispiece; archival repair to short marginal tear b3, occasional light dust-soiling; modern pale blue wrappers, printed label. £45
The London Stage;: a collection of the most reputed tragedies, comedies, operas, melo-dramas, farces, and interludes. Accurately printed from acting copies, as performed at the Theatres Royal , and carefully collated and revised. Vols.1 - 4. London: Published for the Proprietors by Sherwood and Co., 1825 - 1827. 8vo, separately paginated texts of 200 items each headed by an engraved scene, title-pages within ornate blue frame, each volume with an engraved frontispiece of portraits of theatrical celebrities, armorial bookplate of John F. Patrick with the signature of John Shedden Patrick and that of Hunter William Douglas recording the present of this set from the former to the latter and its return following Douglas's death, quarter red cloth, original boards, printed paper labels (darkened and chipped vols. 2 - 4), vg. £200
The Spiral Press.: An exhibition of books and ephemera designed and printed at The Spiral Press in New York from 1926 to 1968 New York, The Spiral Press, 1968. Limited edition 1000 copies. pp.38 + 30pp. of reproductions of books and ephemera, vg. The exhibitionwas shown at the Royal Library of Belgium; at the Meermanno-Westreenianum Museum, The Hague, and at the National Library of Scotland. £10
Thomas, Frederick.: Humorous and other Poetic Pictures, Legends and Stories of Devon. London, W. Kent and Co., n.d. 8vo, pp.viii, 296, green cloth gilt, vg. £20
Thomas, Helen.: A Remembered Harvest. Edinburgh, The Tragara Press, 1970, ltd. ed. 95. 8vo, pp.[12], original printed wrappers, one corner slightly creased. £20
Thurman, Judith.: Putting my coat on. London, Covent Garden Press Ltd., 1972, ltd. ed.600. 8vo, pp.31, original stiff wrappers. £10
Todd, Janet. (editor).: A Dictionary of British and American Women Writers 1660 - 1800. London, Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1984. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxiv, 344, portrait endpapers, vg. £20
Todd, William B.: New Adventures Among Old Books: an essay in eighteenth century bibliography. Lawrence, Kansas, University of Kansas Libraries, 1959. First edition. pp.[iv], 33, vg. £10
Tomlinson, Charles.: Words and Images. London, Covent Garden Press Ltd., 1972, ltd. ed. 600. 8vo, pp.31, illustrated, original stiff wrappers. £15
Tonelli, Giorgio.: A Short-Title List of Subject Dictionaries of the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries as aids to the history of ideas. The Warburg Institute University of London, 1971. pp.64, foxing to outer margin of front free endpaper and fore-edge, g+. £10
Tract.: An Address to the Unfortunate Female, showing how she may be delivered from trouble, and become truly happy. London: The Religious Tract Society. No.554. n.d. pp.8, woodcut, lightly dust-soiled £10
Traylen, Charles W.: Rare and Valuable Books and Manuscripts. Catalogue 77. Guildford, 1972. unpaginated, illustrated in colour and b/w, wrappers lightly spotted, vg. Lists 145 items from c.1200 onwards. £15
Trecentale Bodleianum.: A Memorial Volume for the three hundredth anniversary of the public funeral of Sir Thomas Bodley March 29, 1613, Oxford, At the Clarendon Press, 1913. pp.xii, 175, presentation copy swith bookplate signed by Henry Froude, unopened, light foxing of endpapers, flexi boards, spine darkened, yapp edges, internally very clean, g+ £25
Tuer, Andrew W.: Pages and Pictures from Forgotten Children's Books. The Leadenhall Press, 1898 - 9. First edition. pp.510, [24, publisher's catalogue], over 400 illustrations, 2 publisher's slips tipped on, light browning of free endpapers, vg. £15
Turner, Henry Gyles and Alexander Sutherland.: The Development of Australian Literature. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1898. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, [17] - 343, [1], 6 plates, elaborate ex libris bookplate of Thomas Gill 1849 - 1923 recording his bequeathment of the book to the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia South Australian Branch Incorporated with their stamp and cancelled stamp to title, red cloth gilt, vg. £35
Tye, J.R.: Periodicals of the Nineties: a checklist of literary periodicals published in the British Isles at longer than fortnightly intervals 1890 - 1899. Oxford, Oxford Bibliographical Society, 1974. Occasional Publication no. 9. pp.vi, 36, vg. £5
van Capelleveen, Paul.: A New Checklist of Books designed by Charles Ricketts & Charles Shannon. The Hague, Museum van het Boek, 1996. First edition. pp.70, vg. £25
Vansittart, Peter.: Vladivostok. London. Covent Garden Press, 1972, ltd. ed. 600. 8vo, pp.35, original stiff wrappers. £15
Watson, Andrew G.: The Manuscripts of Henry Savile of Banke. The Bibliographical Society, 1969. First edition. pp.xi, 102, illustrated, owner's signature, vg. £5
Webster, John.: The Duke of Florence. Autograph working draft for a scene from a hitherto unrecorded tragedy based on the history of Alessandro dei Medici, Duke of Floence. Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 1986. pp.[34], illustrated, vg. £10
Welwood, James.: Memoirs of the most Material Transactions in England, for the Last Hundred Years, Preceding the Revolution in 1688. London: Printed for Tim. Goodwin...,1700. Third edition corrected. 8vo, pp.[xxiv], 405, [3, publisher's advert.], occasional light dust-soiling; recently rebound in quarter calf, drab boards, spine lettered gilt direct, owner's signature. Published in the same year as the first edition. The author was physician to Queen Mary II for whom the work was originally written. Wing B1308. £100
Whitman, Walt.: Poems from Leaves of Grasss. The coloured illustrations by Margaret C. Cook. London: J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., 1913. 8vo, pp.xii, 260, 24 coloured plates mounted on grey art paper, marbled endpapers, full brown velvet, yapp edges, black label gilt to front board, spine lettered gilt direct, a few marginal light spots to title, a very attractive copy. £125
Wiener, Joel H.: A Descriptive Finding List of Unstamped British Periodicals 1830 - 1836. The Bibliographical Society, 1970. First edition. pp.xiii, 74, owner's signature, vg. £10
Wiggin, Kate Douglas.: Penelope's English Experiences. With fifty-three illustrations by Charles E. Brock. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, [1900]. 8vo, pp.xi, 176, decorative green cloth gilt designated vol. I, uniformly sunned, inscribed to front free endpaper " "Here we are in England again, Salemina, Francesca and I !" Penelope in London. Kate Douglas Wiggin. To Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kilpatrick with the author's greetings. March 31st 1919." £75
Wiggin, Kate Douglas.: Penelope's Irish Experiences. With fifty illustrations by Charles E. Brock. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin & Company, 1902. 8vo, pp.xi, 345, [1], decorative green cloth gilt, inscribed to front free endpaper " " Such a terrible time I was out o' the way / Over the sea, over the sea, / Till I went to Ireland one sunny day / Better for me, better for me!" Kate Douglas Wiggin. For Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kilpatrick with the author's friendly greeting March 31st 1919." £75
Wiggin, Kate Douglas.: Penelope's Progress. Being such extracts from the Commonplace Book of Penelope Hamilton as relate to her Experiences in Scotland. With fifty-five illustrations by Charles E. Brock. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin & Company, 1901. 8vo, pp.xi, 301, [1], decorative green cloth gilt designated vol. II, inscribed to front free endpaper "Edina! Scotia's darling seat, / All hail thy palaces and towr's! Kate Douglas Wiggin. To Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kilpatrick with happy memories of "Edinboro toun". March 31st 1919." £75
Wiggin, Kate Douglas.: The Birds' Christmas Carol. London, Gay and Bird, 1906. Popular edition. 8vo, pp.[viii], 66, vignette title, frontis., 6 illustrations, fawn cloth decorated red, inscribed to front free endpaper "Souvenir of St. Leonards [celebrated St. Andrews school for girls] where I spent a happy hour reading this story to "the girls". Kate Douglas Wiggin 1907." £75
Winship, George Parker.: The Cambridge Press 1638 - 1692. A Re-examination of the Evidence concerning the Bay Psalm Book and the Eliot Indian Bible as well as other contemporary books and people. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1945. First edition. pp.385, 2 plates, vg. £15
Wolfe, Berthold. (editor).: Vincent Figgins Type Specimens 1801 and 1815. Reproduced in facsimile. Edited with an introduction and notes by Berthold Wolfe. Printing Historical Society,1967. First edition. 8vo, pp.207, a few very faint spots of foxing to free endpapers, vg. £25
Wolff, Geoffrey.: Black Sun. The Brief Transit and Violent Eclipse of Harry Crosby. Hamish Hamilton, 1976. First edition. pp.xiii, 368, illustrated, d/w, vg. £20
Wood, Sally.: "A Sort of Dignified Flippancy". Penguin Books 1935 - 1960 to accompany the collection in Edinburgh University Library. Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library,1985. First edition. pp.49, illustrated, vg. £10
Woolf, Cecil.: A Bibliography of Frederick Rolfe Baron Corvo. Rupert Hart-Davis, 1957. First edition. pp.136, illustrated, d/w, presentation copy inscribed "Robert Martin, cordially, Cecil Woolf. London, Oct. 25th, 1961.", vg. £35
Wright, C.E. and Ruth C. Wright. (editors).: The Diary of Humfrey Wanley 1715 - 1726. 2 vols. The Bibliographical Society, 1966. First edition. pp.xcv, 208; [209] - 518, frontispieces, vol.1 signed presentation copy from Cyril Wright to David Ramage, vg. £20
Yeats, W.B.: Plays for an Irish Theatre...with designs by Gordon Craig. London, and Stratford -upon-Avon, A.H. Bullen, 1911. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, .224, 4 tissue-guarded plates, cloth-backed boards, printed paper label. Wade 92 £75
Young, Edward.: The Complaint: or, Night Thoughts on Life, Death, & Immortality. To which is added, a paraphrase of the Book of Job. Berwick: Printed by H. Richardson, n.d. 12mo, pp.270, half calf rebacked to style, marbled paper boards, spine titled gilt direct, vg. £30
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