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Catalogue 126                            Codename makars

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Forward from MacDiarmid !  A selection of works by the writers of the Scottish Literary Renaissance and their successors. 

Anthologies and Collective Works

1. "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.
£50.00 

2. Aquarius II.: To the memory of Hugh MacDiarmid. London, Eddie S. Linden, 1979. 8vo, pp.vi, 126, [26, adverts.], stiff wrappers, vg+. Contributors include Alan Bold, George Mackay Brown, Duncan Glen, Kathleen Jamie, Liz Lochhead, Norman MacCaig, Edwin Morgan, John Purser and Iain Crichton Smith.
£20.00

3. 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.).
£10.00 

4. 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.
£90.00

5. 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.
£10.00 

6. Catlin, Angela.: Natural light. Portraits of Scottish writers. Introduction by Trevor Royle. Edinburgh, Paul Harris / Waterfront, 1985. First edition. 4to, pp.112, photographic portraits 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.
£10.00
 
7. De Nemes, Eric. (editor).: Poetry of our times. Being a compilation of modern poetry together with some of its ancestors. Cairo, Thoth Bookshop, 1943. First edition. 8vo, pp.5 - 234 preceded by a suite of 7 drawings on glossy art paper, rectos only, titled Escape and fall. A ballad in seven drawings by Eric De Nemes, ownership stamp and signature of Ronald Selby Wright dated Cairo 1944, Minister of the Canongate Kirk , Edinburgh and Senior Chaplain 52nd (Lowland Division), paperback with the relatively scarce d/w chipped, split at folds and a tad dusty, vg. Ranging from John Donne to Dylan Thomas, the contents embrace bygone classic poets, established modern writers and the New Apocalypse generation including J.F. Hendry, G.S. Fraser, Norman McCaig (sic) and Tom Scott.
£35.00
 
8. 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.
£5.00

 
9. 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.
£15.00
 
10. 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 free endpaper tippexed over, d/w darkened and with minor wear to spine ends, g+.
£25.00
 
11. 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.
£10.00
 
12. 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.
£15.00
 
13. 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 vg.
£45.00
 
14. 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.
£15.00
 
15. [Gawsworth, John]. (editor).: Masterpiece of thrills. London, Daily Express, n.d. 8vo, pp.735, [1], illustrated, grey cloth decorated and lettered in maroon, 2 small stains to each free endpaper from offsetting of sellotape used to seal corners of protective wrapper, vg. Includes 3 short stories by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, another 3 under his real name J. Leslie Mitchell, and a further joint effort by J. Leslie Mitchell and Fytton Armstrong.
£45.00
 
16. Graham, Cuthbert. (editor).: The living Doric. Dyce, Charles Murray Memorial Trust, 1985. First edition. 8vo, pp.119, [1], pictorial stiff wrappers, vg.
£10.00
 
17. Grieve, C.M. (editor).: Northern numbers; being representative selections from certain living Scottish poets. Edinburgh & London, T.N. Foulis, 1920. First edition. 8vo, pp.130, blue cloth-backed boards, vg. The first of the three volume verse anthology which launched the Scottish Renaissance Movement.
£35.00
 
18. 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.
£50.00
 
19. Grieve, C.M.. (editor).: Northern numbers; being representative selections from certain living Scottish poets. Second series. Edinburgh & London, T.N. Foulis, 1921. First edition 8vo, pp.142, [2], narrow strip of toning to free endpapers, d/w chipped, vg+.
£30.00
 
20. Grieve, C.M.. (editor).: Northern numbers; being representative selections from certain living Scottish poets. Second Series. Edinburgh & London, T.N. Foulis, 1921. First edition. 8vo, unpaginated, owner's signature, original printed wrappers, minor wear to extremities, vg.
£30.00
 
21. John Maclean and Scottish independence. [S.l], The John Maclean Society, [c.1970]. 8vo, pp.20, stapled, portrait wrapper, vg. Scarce. Contents consist of 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.
£40.00

 
22. 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.
£20.00
 
23. 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.
£20.00
 
24. Lindsay, Maurice. (editor). Hugh MacDiarmid (guest editor).: Poetry Scotland number four. Edinburgh, Serif Books, 1949. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 46, signed by MacDiarmid, d/w, vg
£30.00

25. Lochhead, Marion.: The renaissance of wonder in children's 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).
£5.00
 
26. 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.
£15.00
 
27. Manlove, Colin.: Scottish fantasy literature a critical survey. Edinburgh, Canongate Academic, 1994. First edition. 8vo, pp.263, [1], 13 plates, d/w, signed presentation copy, with 2 ALs and a card to Eileen Crerar-Gilbert, vg+. The first major study in this field, it includes chapters on Neil Gunn, George Mackay Brown, Alasdair Gray et al.
£15.00
 
28. 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.
£25.00
 
29. Muir, Edwin. (editor).: New poets 1959. Iain Crichton Smith, Karen Gershon, Christopher Levenson. London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1959. First edition. 8vo, pp.156, light toning of free endpapers, d/w, g.
£10.00
 
30. 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.
£10.00

 
31. 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+.
£15.00
 
32. Orkney stories.: A specially commissioned collection. Perth, Mathew Gloag & Son Limited, 1995. First edition. 8vo, pp.79, 12 col. plates, decorative black cloth gilt, vg. Commissioned for Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky, the collection includes contributions by Edwin Muir, Eric Linklater, George Mackay Brown, Sir Walter Scott and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.
£25.00

 
33. 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.
£5.00
 
34. 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.
£10.00

 
35. Seven poets.: Hugh MacDiarmid, Norman MacCaig, Iain Crichton Smith, George Mackay Brown, Robert Garioch, Sorley MacLean, Edwin Morgan with Paintings and Drawings by Alexander Moffat and Photographs by Jessie Ann Matthew. Glasgow, Third Eye Centre (Glasgow) Ltd, 1981. Copy No. 84 of a limited edition of 100 signed by Morgan, MacLean, MacCaig, Smith, Brown, Moffat and Mathew. Oblong 8vo, pp.88, d/w, vg+.
£150.00
 
36. Smith, Iain Crichton. (selected by).: Scottish highland tales. London, Ward Locke Educational Co., Ltd., 1982. First edition. 8vo, pp.96, illustrated throughout, pbk., vg.
£5.00
 
37. Smith, Sydney Goodsir. (editor).: Robert Fergusson 1750 - 1774 Essays by various hands to commemorate the bicentenary of his birth. Edinburgh, Nelson, 1952. First edition. 8vo, pp.210, 7 plates, a couple of spots to fore-edge, price-clipped d/w with two closed tears and two small chips, vg. With a Foreword by Sir Herbert Grierson and contributions by Robert Garioch, Sydney Goodsir Smith, Hugh MacDiarmid, Douglas Young, Alexander Scott and Maurice Lindsay inter alia.
£15.00

 
38. 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.).
£10.00

 
39. 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 £10.00
 
40. The Scottish review.: Nos.1 -37/38. Winter 1975 - February/May 1985. Glasgow, Scottish Civic Trust/Edinburgh, Scottish Arts Council. 8vo, stiff wrappers, vg+. Contains contributions by/articles about Iain Crichton Smith, Alastair Reid, Edwin Morgan, Hugh MacDiarmid, George Mackay Brown, Alexander Scott, Robin Jenkins, Norman MacCaig, Fred Urquhart, Robert Garioch, William Soutar, Naomi Mitchison, Jessie Kesson and a host of others.
£75.00

 
41. 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.
£10.00
 
42. Verses.: Published by The Penguin Club. Edinburgh, 1926. 8vo, pp.23, [1], illustrated throughout, pictorial stiff wrappers, vg. Scarce. Contributors include Olive Sampson, Laurence Brander, A.D. Mackie and Maurice Richardson.
£20.00
 
43. Williamson, Kevin.(editor).: Children of Albion Rovers. Edinburgh, Rebel Inc., 1996. First edition. 8vo, pp.228, inscribed " To Sheila. What are you doing to-night ? Alan Warner 30.10.96.", pbk., vg. A collection of novellas by Irvine Welsh, Alan Warner, Gordon Legge, James Meek, Laura J. Hird and Paul Reekie.
£25.00

John R. Allan
 
44. Allan, John R.: Farmer's boy. Illustrated by Douglas Percy Bliss. London, Methuen and Co. Ltd., 1937. Fourth and cheap edition. 8vo, pp.x, 173, [1], vignette title, 9 plates, d/w stained and internally repaired but text very clean throughout, g+. First published in 1935 when it ran to three editions, with Allan widely praised for "his gusty sense of humour" (The Scotsman) as evidenced in the opening lines "I was born on the afternoon of the day on which my grandfather signed his third Trust Deed on behoof of his creditors...the only form of literature in which our family ever achieved distinction."
£15.00

Marion Angus
 
45. 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.
£25.00
 
46. Angus, Marion.: Selected poems. Edited, with an Introduction, by Maurice Lindsay and a Personal Memoir by Helen B. Cruickshank. Edinburgh, Serif Books, 1950. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxi, 67, [1], portrait frontispiece, green cloth lettered silver, vg.
£30.00
 
47. Angus, Marion.: The tinker's road and other verses. London & Glasgow, Gowans & Gray, Limited, 1924. First edition. Small square 8vo, pp.54, original printed wrappers with a couple of small chips to spine. vg.
£45.00
 
48.-------- Gordon, Katherine. (editor).: Voices from their ain countrie. The poems of Marion Angus and Violet Jacob. Glasgow, ASLS, 2006. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 402, d/w, vg.
£20.00

J.K. Annand
 
49. Annand, J.K.: Poems and translations. Preston, Akros Publications, 1975. First edition. 8vo, pp.40, corner-clipped d/w, g+.
£15.00
 
50. Annand, J.K.: Selected poems 1925 - 1990. Edinburgh, Mercat Press, 1992. First edition. 8vo, pp.79, [1], pbk., vg+.£10.00
 
51. Annand, J.K.: Sing it aince for pleisure. With illustrations by Dennis Carabine. Loanhead, Macdonald Publishers, 1974. Fourth edition. 8vo, pp.44, pictorial 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.           £10.00
 
52. 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 pictorial front wrapper mounted, vg.
£10.00

53. Annand, J.K.: Thrice to show ye. With illustrations by Dennis Carabine. Loanhead, Macdonald Publishers, 1979. First edition. 8vo, pp.47, glazed boards, vg.
£10.00

54. Annand, J.K.: Songs from Carmina Burana translated into Scots verse. Loanhead, Macdonald Publishers, 1978. First edition. 8vo, pp.40, pictorial stiff wrappers.
£20.00

George Blake
 
55. Blake, George.: The coasts of Normandy. London, Faber and Faber, 1929. First edition. 8vo, pp.32, inscribed "For Julia from Ellie Blake, Edinburgh, 27th November 1966", wrappers with chip to top corner, g.
£15.00
 
56. Blake, George.: The innocence within. London, Collins, 1955. First edition. 8vo, pp.253, d/w, vg.                                 £10.00
 
57. Blake, George.: The westering sun. London, Collins, 1946. First edition. 8vo, pp.351, [1], d/w, vg.                               £10.00

Alan Bold

58. Bold, Alan: A pint of bitter. London, Chatto and Windus with The Hogarth Press, 1971. First edition. 8vo, pp.54, d/w, vg.
£20.00
 
59. Bold, Alan.: A lunar event. A poem and a drawing. Richmond, The Keepsake Press, 1973. Limited edition 180 copies. Keepsake Poem 11. 8vo, pp.[4], 1 plate, pink stiff wrappers, in original plain white envelope as issued, vg+.           £15.00 

60. 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.
£15.00
 
61. 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.
£15.00
 
62. 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.
£15.00

Gertrude Bone
 
63. Bone, Gertrude.: The furrowed earth. With woodcuts by Stephen Bone. London, Chatto & Windus, 1921. First edition. 8vo, pp.38, [2], light toning of endpapers, presentation copy inscribed: "To Hugh Walpole from Gertrude Bone. 1923", brown cloth, paper label, vg.
£35.00

William Boyd
 
64. Boyd, William.: Brazzaville beach. London, Sinclair-Stevenson, 1990. First edition. 8vo, pp.314, d/w, vg+.
£21.00

John L. Broom
 
65. Broom, John [L.].: John Maclean. Loanhead, Macdonald Publishers, 1973. First edition. 8vo, pp.207, [1], frontispiece portrait, d/w, near fine. The first full-scale biography of the greatest of the Clydeside rebels.
£20.00
 
66. Broom, John [L.].: Some neglected Scottish novelists. Holograph manuscript of an article published in Catalyst, Vol.2 No.4. Written in a clear hand on twenty-five sheets of lined paper, rectos only, approximately 3,250words, vg. Broom argues the case for reprinting the works of Violet Jacob, Catherine Carswell, James Bryce, John Carruthers, Campbell Nairne, John Brandane, Edwin and Willa Muir, and Claire Spencer, with critical synopses of individual novels.
£50.00*

George Mackay Brown
 
67. Brown, George Mackay.: The storm and other poems. With an introduction by Edwin Muir. Kirkwall, The Orkney Press. 1954. First edition. 8vo, pp.33, original pictorial wrappers, a particularly fresh copy of the writer's first book. Published at his own expense while he was a patient in Eastbank sanatorium suffering from tuberculosis, its print run of 300 copies sold out within two weeks.
£500.00

68. Brown, George Mackay, Simon Fraser, Gunnie Moberg.: The loom of light with pictures by Simon Fraser and photographs by Gunnie Moberg. Nairn, Balnain Books, 1986. First edition thus. 8vo, pp.188, illustrated, pictorial glazed boards, signed to title by both author and photographer, vg+.
£30.00
 
69. Brown, George Mackay.: A spell for green corn. London, The Hogarth Press, 1970. First edition. 8vo, pp.91, [1], d/w, vg+.
£30.00
 
70. Brown, George Mackay.: An Orkney tapestry. London, Victor Gollancz, 1969. First edition. 8vo, pp.192, illustrated, blue cloth gilt, vg+. Edwin Morgan's copy with his signature to front free endpaper, the d/w discarded as was his standard practice. 
A montage of poetry, prose and drama reflecting the people, places, legends and events that have shaped the Orcadian character.
£35.00
 
71. Brown, George Mackay.: Andrina and other stories. London, Chatto & Windus/ The Hogarth Press, 1983. First edition. 8vo, pp.153, price-clipped d/w, with tipped in  4pp. publishers' flyer with biographical details and list of Brown's works, vg.
£30.00
 
72. Brown, George Mackay.: Christmas cards. Unused, approx. 20.5 x 13.5 cms., with a printed poem by G.M.B. A) 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. B) White card with scarlet decoration, printed salutation "Christmas Greetings from George Mackay Brown", unsigned, fine.
Each  £30.00
 
73. 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.
£75.00
 
74. Brown, George Mackay.: Christmas poems. With wood engravings by John Lawrence. Oxford, The Perpetua Press, 1984. Limited edition 750 copies. 8vo, pp.19, pictorial stiff blue wrappers, vg+.
£30.00
 
75. Brown, George Mackay.: Edwin Muir. A brief memoir. West Linton, The Castlelaw Press, 1975. Limited edition 160 handprinted copies. 8vo, pp.16, cloth-backed green decorative boards, printed paper label, bookplate of H.A. Taylor, vg+.
£80.00
 
76. Brown, George Mackay.: Fishermen with ploughs. A poem cycle. London, The Hogarth Press, 1974. Second impression. 8vo, pp.[xii], 100, inscribed to title "George Mackay Brown Stromness Orkney autumn equinox 1992”, pale green cloth gilt, vg.
£60.00
 
77. Brown, George Mackay.: Following a lark. Poems. London, John Murray, 1996. First edition. 8vo, pp.86, pbk., vg.
£20.00
 
78. Brown, George Mackay.: For the islands I sing. An autobiography. London, John Murray, 1997. First edition. 8vo, pp.192, d/w, vg+.
£20.00
 
79. Brown, George Mackay.: Hawkfall and other stories. London, The Hogarth Press, 1974. First edition. 8vo, pp.220, blue cloth gilt, vg. Edwin Morgan's copy with his signature to front free endpaper, the d/w discarded as was apparently his standard practice.
£30.00
 
80. Brown, George Mackay.: Hawkfall and other stories. London, The Hogarth Press, 1974. First edition. 8vo, pp.220, price-clipped d/w, vg.
£30.00
 
81. Brown, George Mackay.: In the margins of a Shakespeare. With wood engravings by Llewellyn Thomas. Llandago, Old Stile Press, 1991. Copy no. 205 of the Main Edition of 220 signed by author and artist. Tall narrow 4to, pp. 49, [1], [2], blue and beige boards lettered black, spine lettered gilt, decorative black and beige cardboard slip case. Short vignettes on Shakespearean subjects, each with a woodcut engraving, fine.
£150.00
 
82. Brown, George Mackay.: In the margins of a Shakespeare. With wood engravings by Llewellyn Thomas. Llandago, Old Stile Press, 1991. Copy "Y" of the Special Edition of 26 lettered copies signed by author and artist with an additional portfolio of proofs of engravings. Tall narrow 4to, blue and beige boards lettered black, spine lettered gilt, lightly rubbed at spinal extremities, decorative black and beige cardboard slip case. Short vignettes on Shakespearean subjects each with a woodcut engraving, and 12 proofs signed by the artist in separate portfolio, vg+.
£425.00
 
83. Brown, George Mackay.: Keepers of the house: illustrated by Gillian Martin. Llandogo, The Old Stile Press. Limited edition of 225 copies signed by author and artist. Tall 8vo, pp.41, 14 illustrations in brown and black, printed in Baskerville type at the Whittington Press on all-rag mouldmade paper from St. Cuthbert's Mill and bound by Smith Settle of Otley, quarter rust cloth, pictorial cream paper boards, black slip case with pictorial paper sides, near fine.
£150.00
 
84. 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.
£20.00
 
85. 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.
£30.00
 
86. 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).
£30.00

 
87. Brown, George Mackay.: Mir poets one. Two poems for Kenna. Child Okeford, Words Press, 1987. One of only 75 signed copies of a limited edition of 200. 8vo, pp.[8], pale green wrappers, fine.
£40.00
 
88. Brown, George Mackay.: Northern lights. A poet's sources. 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.
£30.00
 
89. 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.
£30.00
 
90. Brown, George Mackay.: Poems new and selected. London, The Hogarth Press, 1971. First edition. 8vo, pp.96, d/w, vg+.
£30.00
 
91. 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.
£30.00
 
92. Brown, George Mackay.: Rockpools and daffodils. An Orcadian diary 1979 -1991. Edinburgh, Gordon Wright Publishing, 1992. First edition. 8vo, pp.272, d/w, vg+.
£25.00
 
93. Brown, George Mackay.: Selected poems 1954 - 1983. London, John Murray, 1991. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 135, d/w, vg+. An exercise in self-censorship neatly encapsulated by Maggie Fergusson as " a volume most striking not for what it includes, but for what George insisted must be left out. Poems with even the smallest sexual connotation have either been jettisoned or reworked, invariably for the worse."
£30.00
 
94. Brown, George Mackay.: Selected poems 1954 - 1992. London, John Murray, 1996. New enlarged edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 176, owner's signature, pbk., vg.
£10.00
 
95. Brown, George Mackay.: Selected poems. London, The Hogarth Press, 1977. First edition. 8vo, pp.95, [1], d/w, vg+.£25.00
 
96. Brown, George Mackay.: The five voyages of Arnor. Edinburgh, K.D. Duval, 1966. First edition. 8vo, pp.11, [1], title in red and black, stiff white wrappers lettered red and black, narrow strip darkened at top of front wrapper, minor wear to head of spine, inscribed to front inner flap "From Kugyn & Colin. (his: Edinburgh folly!) for Dear Sally [Linklater] Christmas 1966.", vg.
£150.00
 
97. Brown, George Mackay.: The golden bird. Two Orkney stories. London, John Murray, 1987. First edition. 8vo, pp.226, owner's signature, d/w, vg+.
£25.00
 
98. Brown, George Mackay.: The hooded fisherman. A story by George Mackay Brown Illustrated by Charles Shearer. Kulgin D. Duval & Colin H. Hamilton, 1983. Copy no.205 of a limited edition of 205. 8vo, pp.[vi], 18, pale lilac wrappers with printed paper label, near fine.
£100.00
 
99. Brown, George Mackay.: The island of the women and other stories. London, John Murray, 1998. First edition. 8vo, pp.309, [1], d/w, vg+
£30.00
 
100. Brown, George Mackay.: The masked fisherman and other stories. London, John Murray, 1989, First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 214, d/w, vg.
£25.00
 
101. 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.
£30.00
 
102. 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.
£20.00
 
103. Brown, George Mackay.: The sixth station. A story by George Mackay Brown illustrated by Adrian Wisznieski. Alton, Clarion Publishing,, n.d. Published in an edition of 499 copies of which 249 numbered 1 - 249 were signed by author and artist.  Of these, 99 copies numbered 1 - 99 have a loose additional illustration signed by the artist. 50 copies, numbered I to L were reserved for the collaborators. This is copy number XXX, signed by Wisznievski and with the additional loose signed plate, published posthumously and therefore unsigned by Brown. 8vo, pp.16, grey boards, vg+.
£80.00
 
104. 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+.
£80.00
 
105. Brown, George Mackay.: The sun's net. Stories. London, The Hogarth Press, 1976. First edition. 8vo, pp.268, d/w, vg.
£30.00
 
106. Brown, George Mackay.: The wreck of the Archangel. Poems. London, John Murray, 1989. First edition. 8vo, pp.ix, 116, d/w, vg+.
£30.00
 
107. 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.
£150.00
 
108. 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+.
£25.00
 
109. 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+.
£35.00
 
110. Brown, George Mackay.: Travellers. Poems. London, John Murray, 2001. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 148, pbk., vg.
£20.00
 
111. 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.
£25.00
 
112. Brown, George Mackay.: Vinland. London, John Murray, 1992. First edition. 8vo, pp.232, d/w, vg+.
£30.00
 
113. 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.
£20.00
 
Primary School Easter Visit Winter tales. London, John Murray, 1995. First edition. 8vo, pp.247, [1], price-clipped d/w, vg.
£25.00
 
115. Brown, George Mackay.: Winterfold. London, Chatto and Windus/ The Hogarth Press, 1976. Second impression. 8vo, pp.56, pbk., vg.
£15.00
 
116.-------- Fergusson, Maggie.: George Mackay Brown. The life. London, John Murray, 2006. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiv, 363, [1], map, d/w, presentation copy to Alison Linklater inscribed to title "For Alison (Sally) With all good wishes from Maggie Fergusson ", vg+. "Clear, detailed, vigilant, droll and beautifully written, this biography achieves what only the best accounts of a life can: the scent and texture of the departed subject's spirit, and, in this case, the spirit of a very particular place, which Maggie Fergusson conveys with the grace of the born writer." Candia McWilliam (dustwrapper note).
£35.00
 
117.--------Fergusson, Maggie.: George Mackay Brown. The life. London, John Murray, 2006. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiv, 363, [1], map, d/w, vg+. "This is an outstanding biography: deeply researched, sympathetic and full of insight into George Mackay Brown's magical ability to make poetry out of the simple ingredients of landscape, history and faith, it brings this extraordinary man to life on every page." Claire Tomalin (dustwrapper note).
£25.00

 
118.-------- Ferguson, Ron.: George Mackay Brown. The wound and the gift. Edinburgh, Saint Andrew Press, 2011. First edition. 8vo, pp. xxxiv, 400, d/w, vg+, inscribed "To Sally [Linklater] - with love & best wishes Ron Ferguson"; front free endpaper with numerous pencilled notes / page references by the recipient; tipped in newspaper cuttings and other ephemera including an ALs from the author to Sally Linklater referring to his broadcast talk on Edwin Muir, single sheet on St. Magnus Cathedral notepaper; signed printed copy of his text, The spiritual journey of Edwin Muir, 4 pp. foolscap; and stapled, duplicated typescript titled The Voyage: (For Eric Linklater) Edwin Muir, 3 pp., rectos only, short marginal tear to foot of sheets, numbered 13 to top right hand corner of p.1 with initials JC above RH to inner margin.
£40.00
 
119. --------Stromness. Late 19th century photographs.: Stromness, Orkney Natural History Society, 1972. Introduction by George Mackay Brown. First edition. 8vo, 59 full-page plates, cloth-backed pictorial wrappers a trifle dusty, g+.
£15.00

120.-------- 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+.
£30.00
 


George Bruce

121. Bruce, George.: The collected poems 1939 - 70. Edinburgh, at the University Press, [1970]. First edition. 8vo, pp.121, [1], 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, slightly creased d/w, vg.
£15.00
 
122. Bruce, George.: The collected poems. 1939 - 70. Edinburgh, at the University Press, [1970]. First edition. 8vo, pp.121, [1], inscribed "For Henry Tomlinson with best wishes from George Bruce 3/4/72 Helensburgh Saltire Society.", d/w, vg.
£20.00

123. Bruce, George.: The singing of the foxes: collected poems. Illustrations by John Bellany. Edinburgh, Renaissance Press, 2007. First edition. 8vo, pp. 127, [1], illustrated, signed by Bellany to half-title, pbk., fine. Originally intended as a collection of new poems, the work was unfinished at the time of Bruce’s death, aged 93. Instead, it was issued as a collection of final, uncollected and unpublished poems edited by Lucinda Prestige and with an Introduction by Professor Ian Campbell.
£20.00 


Ron Butlin

124. 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, inscribed "To Tony & Fiona Lowther with very best wishes from Ron Butlin.", pictorial stiff wrappers creased, g+.
£20.00
 
125. 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).
£20.00


Donald Campbell
 
126. Campbell, Donald.: Rhymes 'n reasons. Introduction by Hugh MacDiarmid. Edinburgh, Reprographia, 1972. First edition. 8vo, pp.56, pictorial stiff wrappers lightly spotted, g+. Hailed by MacDiarmid as “ an excellent first book ".
£10.00
 
127. Campbell, Donald.: The Jesuit.: a play. Edinburgh, Paul Harris Publishing, 1976. First edition thus. 8vo, pp.94, pbk., g.
£10.00


Robert Crawford 

128. Crawford, Robert.: A ballad and other poems. Edinburgh, Porpoise Press Second Series, Broadsheet 5, December, 1925. First edition. 8vo, pp.8, printed wrappers, vg.
£20.00
 
129. Crawford, Robert.: Spirit machines. London, Cape Poetry, 1999. First edition. 8vo, pp.67, [1], inscribed "to Callum (? MacDonald ) with best wishes & thanks for the thanks, Robert Crawford 2001.", pbk., vg+.
£15.00

Helen B. Cruickshank
 
130. Cruickshank, Helen B.: Collected poems. Edinburgh, Reprographia, 1971. First edition. 8vo, pp.127, illustrated, d/w, vg+.
£20.00
 
131. Cruickshank, Helen B.: More collected poems. Edinburgh, Gordon Wright Publishing, 1978. First edition. 8vo, p.47, [1], signed presentation copy from the publisher to his parents, green boards gilt, vg+.
£10.00
 
132. Cruickshank, Helen B.: Sea buckthorn. Dunfermline, H.T. Macpherson, 1954. First edition. 8vo, pp.59, [1], d/w, vg
£25.00
 
133. 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+.
£35.00
 
134. Cruickshank, Helen Burness.: The ponnage pool Edinburgh, M. Macdonald, 1968. First edition. 8vo, pp.71, [1], title in green and black, signature of Stuart Maxwell, July 1968, d/w, vg+.
£15.00


 
Adam Drinan  [Joseph Macleod]

135. 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+.
£25.00

Douglas Dunn

136. 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+.
£15.00
 
137. Dunn, Douglas.: St. Kilda's Parliament. London, Faber and Faber, 1981. First edition. 8vo, pp.87, stiff wrappers lightly rubbed, g+.
£20.00

Ian Hamilton Finlay
 

138. Finlay, Ian Hamilton.: Homage to Robert Lax. [Dunsyre], Wild Hawthorn Press, [1974]. First edition. 8vo, pp.[12], text in English and German, printed in crimson and black, wrappers, fine.
£75.00
 
139. Finlay, Ian Hamilton.: Ian Hamilton Finlay & The Wild Hawthorn Press 1958 - 1991. Edinburgh, Graeme Murray, 1991. Tall 8vo, pp.58, illustrated, glazed blue boards lettered in white Evening Will Come They Will Sew The Blue Sail, vg+.  Tipped in is a postcard with image of a boat addressed to Finlay at Dunsyre, from Christopher Middleton writing from Rome, 14 August, 1968. “Dear Ian, Here is a boat which I thought you would like: it is enshrined in a mosaic at Ostia Antica, the port of ancient Rome; and it is one of many around the forum at the centre of the town. I think the inscription (Greek capitals) means something like OUR BOATS GO EVERYWHERE. Back in Austin on Sept. 4th. Love. Yours. Christopher Middleton.” Issued on the occasion of the exhibition staged at the Fruitmarket Gallery during the 1991 Edinburgh International Festival and prefaced by an essay, Early Finlay, by Edwin Morgan with a Spanish translation of the same.
£75.00
 
140. Finlay, Ian Hamilton.: Nature over again after Poussin. [catalogue]. Collins Exhibition Hall, University of Strathclyde, [1980], First edition. 8vo, pp.30, illustrated, pictorial wrappers, vg+. Catalogue designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay and Colin Wilson.
£45.00
 
141. Finlay, Ian Hamilton.: Telegrams from my windmill. Edinburgh, Wild Hawthorn Press, n.d, [1964]. First edition. Oblong 8vo, pp.[36], text printed in red on rectos only, ownership inscription "from Bob Xmas 64" to title, card covers with beige d/w reproducing the format of a post office telegram, vg.
£65.00

Edward Gaitens.
 
142. 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.
£30.00

Robert Garioch  [Robert Garioch Sutherland]

143. Garioch, Robert.: Chuckies on the cairn. Poems in Scots and English. Hayes, The Chalmers Press, 1949. First edition. 8vo, pp.15, printed wrappers, vg+.
£40.00
 
144 Garioch, Robert.: Collected Poems. Loanhead, Macdonald Publishers, 1977. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiv, 208, pbk,. vg+.
£15.00
 
145. Garioch, Robert.: Doktor Faust in Rose Street. Loanhead, M. Macdonald, 1973. First edition. 8vo, pp.71, stiff wrappers.
£10.00
 
146. Garioch, Robert.: Selected Poems. With an introduction by Sydney Goodsir Smith. Edinburgh, M. Macdonald, 1966. First edition. 8vo, pp,104, d/w, vg.
£15.00
 
147. Garioch, Robert.: The masque of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, M. Macdonald, 1954. First edition. 8vo, pp.37, staples rusted, stiff wrappers.
£15.00

Lewis Grassic Gibbon  [James Leslie Mitchell]
 
148 Gibbon, Lewis Grassic.: Sunset song. New York and London, The Century Co., 1933. First edition. 8vo, pp.ix, 306, pictorial green endpapers, green tartan cloth, dusty, spine sunned with two small nicks to head, orange paper labels, internally very clean and fresh, g+.
£100.00
 
149. Gibbon, Lewis Grassic.: A Scots quair. Sunset song. Cloud howe. Grey granite. London, Jarrolds, 1932, 1933, 1934. First editions. 8vo, front and rear map endpapers (partial light discolouration in second volume) uniform black cloth gilt, vg.
£250.00

150.--------Campbell, Ian.: Lewis Grassic Gibbon. Edinburgh, Scottish Academic Press, 1985. First edition. Scottish Writers Series. 8vo, pp.x, 131, [1], pbk., vg+.
£5.00

Valerie Gillies
 
151. Gillies, Valerie.: The chanter's tune. Edinburgh, Canongate, 1990. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 81, [1], illustrated by Will Maclean, pbk., g+. "...first rate artistry...Valerie Gillies is certainly an exciting poet." George Mackay Brown (The Scotsman).
£10.00

Duncan Glen
 
152. Glen, Duncan.: "This is no can of beans" a prospect from a small-press publisher. Kirkcaldy, Akros Publications, 1999. First edition. 8vo, pp.24, inscribed "For Eileen & Jean with all good wishes from Duncan & Margaret 13th March 1999", with brief ALs on Akros notepaper to Eileen (Crerar-Gilbert), 13th March, 1999, regretting that illness had prevented his attending Callum [Macdonald]'s funeral and George Bruce's RSA launch, wrappers, vg+.
£10.00
 
153. Glen, Duncan.: A bibliography of the works of Duncan Glen author, editor and publisher. Kirkcaldy, Akros Publications, 1998. First edition. 8vo, pp.32, inscribed "Kirkcaldy, Fife for Eileen Crerar-Gilbert with all good wishes for self - and poetry! Duncan Glen 30th September 1998", wrappers, vg+.
£20.00
 
154. 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, tipped in invitation to the publishers' publication launch at the Scottish Poetry Library, decorative cream wrappers, 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.
£30.00
 
155. Glen, Duncan.: A small press and Hugh MacDiarmid. With a check-list of Akros Publications 1962 - 70. Preston, Akros Publications, 1970. Limited edition 355 copies. Tall 8vo, pp.28, stapled, green stiff wrappers lettered silver, vg.
£15.00
 
156. Glen, Duncan.: Celebrating 40 years. Kirkcaldy, Akros Publications, 2002. First edition. 8vo, pp.56, illustrated, with Christmas card signed and inscribed to Eileen [Crerar-Gilbert tipped in, pictorial wrappers, vg. A checklist of books and magazines published by Akros Publications and earlier imprints owned by Duncan Glen from 1962 to 2002.
£20.00
 
157. Glen, Duncan.: From upland man for my mother. Kirkcaldy, Privately Printed, 1997. 8vo, pp.12, tipped in Akros catalogue Summer/Autumn 1998, inscribed "To Eileen with thanks for Indian ruby with best wishes from Duncan & Margaret (Glen) 25th October 2000", and with ALs to the same recipient, printed wrappers, vg.
£10.00
 
158. Glen, Duncan.: Hugh MacDiarmid. An essay for 11th August 1977. Preston, Akros Publications, 1977. Signed limited edition 300 copies. Oblong 8vo, pp.12, [2], stapled, red stiff wrappers, vg+. Issued to mark MacDiarmid's 85th birthday and the 15th anniversary of Glen's first essay on the poet.
£15.00
 
159. Glen, Duncan.: in search of Serif Books / The Stanley Press & Joseph Mardel...& taking serious note of William Maclellan & Callum Macdonald. Kirkcaldy, Akros Publications, 2006. First edition. 8vo, pp.64, illustrated, inscribed "For Eileen with best wishes from Duncan Kirkcaldy 16th August 2006", and with ALs to the same recipient tipped in, printed wrappers, vg.
£10.00
 
160. Glen, Duncan.: John Atman and other poems. With an Introduction by Leonard Mason. Kirkcaldy, Akros Publications, 2001. First edition. 8vo, pp.44, inscribed "For Eileen Crerar-Gilbert most discerning of readers and poet of true distinction with best wishes from Duncan (Glen) Kirkcaldy, Fife 13th March 2007", and with ALs to the same recipient tipped in, printed wrappers, vg+.
£10.00
 
161. Glen, Duncan.: Of eagles, eyries, a mole & a hare running races: poems with engravings. [Akros keepsake for Christmas 2000 designed by Duncan Glen]. Kirkcaldy, Akros Publications, 2000. 8vo, pp.12, illustrated, signed [from] "Margaret and Duncan", pictorial wrappers, vg+.
£10.00
 
162. Glen, Duncan. (editor).: ZED 2 0. No.10. Autumn - Winter 1997. Book Reviews Issue. Edited and designed by Duncan Glen. Kirkcaldy, Akros Publications. 8vo, pp.80, printed wrappers, vg+.
£10.00
 
163. Glen, Duncan. (editor).: ZED 2 0. Nos.13 & 14. 2001. Edited and designed by Duncan Glen. Kirkcaldy, Akros Publications. 8vo, pp.48, self-wrappered, vg+.
£10.00
 
164. Glen, Duncan. Derrick Buxton.: Farewell to Duncan. S.l, s.n, 1986. Poem to mark Duncan Glen's retiral from Trent Polytechnic comprising six quatrains within a green border printed on cream paper.
£10.00
 
165. Glen, Duncan.(editor).: ZED 2 0. No.17. 2003. A Duncan Glen number & varied & various quotable matters. Edited by Duncan Glen. Kirkcaldy, Akros Publications. Tall 8vo, pp.84, [2], illustrated, with tipped in ALs to Eileen [Crerar-Gilbert], pictorial wrappers, vg+.
£10.00
 
Giles Gordon

166. Gordon, Giles.: Couple. Knotting, Sceptre Press, 1978. Signed limited edition 50 copies. 8vo, pp.12, stapled, buff stiff wrappers lettered red, vg+.
£15.00
 
167. Gordon, Giles.: The Oban poems. Knotting, Sceptre Press, 1977. One of only 50 signed copies of a limited edition of 150. 8vo, pp.[16], stapled, buff stiff wrappers lettered brown, vg+.
£15.00
 
168. Gordon, Giles.: Twelve poems for Callum. Preston, Akros Publications, 1972. Limited edition 225 copies. 8vo, pp.16, stitched, red stiff wrappers, vg+. A review copy with complimentary slip, the details completed in Duncan Glen's hand.
£15.00

Graham, R.B. Cunninghame
 
169. 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.
£15.00
 
170. 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.
£125.00

171. Graham, R.B. Cunninghame.: 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, d/w, vg.
£60.00

172.--------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.
£35.00


Alasdair Gray
 

173. Gray, Alasdair.: Lanark a life in four books. Edinburgh, Canongate Publishing, 1981. First edition. 8vo, pp.[viii], 560, [2], illustrated, d/w 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.
£350.00
 
174. Gray, Alasdair.: Lanark. New York, George Braziller Inc., 1985. First American edition. 8vo, pp.560, [2], d/w, superb copy.
£125.00

175. Gray, Alasdair.; 1982 Janine. London, Jonathan Cape, 1984. First edition. 8vo, pp.345, owner’s surname to free endpaper, d/w, vg.
£35.00

176. Gray, Alasdair.: Independence. Why Scots should rule Scotland. Edinburgh, Canongate, 1992. First edition. 8vo, pp.64, pbk., vg.
£20.00

177. Gray, Alasdair.: McGrotty and Ludmilla or The Harbinger report. Glasgow, Dog and Bone Press, 1990. First edition. 8vo, pp.132, pbk., vg.
£10.00
 
178. Gray, Alasdair.: Old negatives: four verse sequences. London, Jonathan Cape, 1989. First edition. 8vo, pp.67, illustrated, pbk., vg.
£20.00
 
179. Gray, Alasdair.: Something leather. London, Jonathan Cape, 1990. First edition. 8vo, pp.252, owner's signature, d/w, vg.
£15.00
 
180. 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+.
£20.00
 
181. 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+.
£20.00
 
182. Gray, Alasdair.: The fall of Kelvin Walker. Edinburgh, Canongate, 1985. First edition. 8vo, pp.144, d/w, vg.
£15.00
 
183. 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. "...there is no ignoring Alasdair Gray's Unlikely Stories, Mostly. It is a playful title, but a magnificent collection." Fiona Fullerton, The Bookseller.£30.00

Alexander Gray
 
184. 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.
£25.00
 
185. 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+.
£10.00
 
186. 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+.
£20.00
 
187. 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.
£20.00

Neil M. Gunn
 
188. 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+.
£25.00
 
189. Gunn, Neil M.: The poaching at Grianan. Edinburgh, Merchiston Publishing, 2005. Limited edition 300. 8vo, pp.xxiv, 175, [1], d/w, fine. Originally published in nine consecutive issues of The Scots Magazine, November 1929 - May 1930, the work here appears in book-form for the first time with a Preface by the author's nephew, Dairmid Gunn. It has, then, waited a long time for publication but as Professor Alistair McCleery readily acknowledges in his Introduction" The Poaching at Grianan may not greatly enhance Gunn's reputation"..." but it does give a clearer and more continuous view of his development as a writer."
£20.00
 
190. 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.
£20.00
 
191. 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.
£25.00
 
192. Gunn, Neil.: The key of the chest. London, Faber and Faber,1945. First edition. 8vo, pp.262, d/w chipped at spine ends, g+.
£10.00
 
193. 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.
£25.00
 
194. 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.
£10.00
 
195. 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+.
£15.00
 
196. 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, g.
£25.00
 
197. 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.
£10.00

198.--------Bruce, George and Ian S. Monro.: Two essays. Neil Miller Gunn [Bruce] and James Leslie Mitchell [Monro]. Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, 1971. 8vo, pp.16, wrappers, vg. Issued to accompany a joint exhibition in the N.L.S.
£10.00

199. --------Caird, J.B.: Neil Gunn. Novelist of the north. Wick, Caithness County Council, n.d. 8vo, pp.16, wrappers, vg.
£5.00

200.-------- 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.
£15.00

201.--------Lauder, Sir Thomas Dick.: Highland legends. Two volumes in one. London, Hamilton, Adams & Co., 1880. 8vo, pp.392, bookplate, inscribed to front free endpaper “To Neil Gunn from Gordon Bottomley 10th October, 1942”, green cloth gilt, minor wear to extremities, vg.
£30.00

George Campbell Hay  [Deorsa Caimbeal Hay]
 
202. 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+.
£45.00
 
203. 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.
£25.00

Hamish Henderson
 
204. Henderson, Hamish.: Elegies for the dead in Cyrenaica. London, John Lehmann, 1948. First edition. 8vo, pp.61, [1], owner's signature, d/w designed by B. Biro, spine darkened, vg.
£40.00
 
205. 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.
£10.00

206. Henderson, Hamish.: Alias MacAlias. Writings on songs, folk and literature. Edinburgh, Polygon, 1992. First edition. 8vo, pp.[xvi], 331 [1], illustrated, large pbk., vg.
£15.00
 
207. Henderson, Hamish.: Collected poems and songs. Edited by Raymond Ross. Edinburgh, Curly Snake Publishing, 2000. First edition. 8v, pp.163, [1], owner's inscription, large pbk., vg. Many of the poems are previously unpublished or only partially published in written form while a number of the soldier ballads, published here under the poet's name for the first time, appeared anonymously - or as "collected by" Hamish Henderson under the pseudonym Seumas MacEaraig - in Ballads of World War II, a private publication aimed at defeating the censorship of the day.
£25.00
 

208. Henderson, Hamish.: The John MacLean march. Glasgow. Scottish Workers' Music Association, c.1948. Bifolium, titled in red, words and music, portrait of MacLean to front page which has a faint stain otherwise vg. First sung by William Noble at the John MacLean Memorial Meeting in the St. Andrews Halls, 28th November, 1948.
£50.00

John Herdman
 
209. Herdman, John.: Imelda and other stories. Edinburgh, Polygon, 1993. First edition. 8vo, pp.[viii], 179, [1], pbk., vg.
£10.00
 
210. Herdman, John.: Poets, pubs, polls & pillar boxes. Memoirs of an era in Scottish politics & letters. Kirkcaldy, Akros Publications, 1999. First edition. 8vo, pp.48, printed wrappers, vg+. Tipped in are 5 ALs and 1 TLs, with envelopes, to Eileen Crerar-Gilbert discussing literary matters as well as more general news of family, the Athol Browse Bookshop, etc., Blair Atholl, 2004 - 2007.
£20.00

Archie Hind
 
211. Hind, Archie.: The dear green place. London, New Authors Limited, 1966. First edition. 8vo, pp.229, [3], d/w, vg+. " a fine portrayal of Glasgow and Glasgow working class life today." (Hugh MacDiarmid on reading the novel in manuscript).
£30.00

Stewart Hutchison

212. Hutchison, Stewart.: Scully's lugs. Edinburgh, Chambers, 1979. First edition. 8vo, pp.231, d/w. Joint winner of the 1977 Chambers Award for Fiction.
£15.00

Alan Jackson
 
213. Jackson, Alan.: Light hearts. London, Sol de Mer Press, 1987. First edition. 8vo, pp.38, coloured pictorial stiff wrappers from a drawing by Harry Horse, vg.
£10.00
 
214. Jackson, Alan.: The grim wayfarer. London, Fulcrum Press, 1969. First edition. 8vo, pp.64, d/w lightly dust-soiled and rubbed, vg. "This book makes available the poems he wishes to retain from the earlier pamphlets and presents the body of his work over the last two years." (sleeve note).
£30.00

Violet Jacob
 
215. 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.
£10.00
 
216. 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.
£20.00
 
217. Jacob, Violet.: The lairds of Dun. London, John Murray,1931. First edition. 8vo, pp. xiv, 327, 25 illustrations, large folding genealogical chart, chipped d/w, g+.
£50.00
 
218. Jacob, Violet.: The Scottish poems of Violet Jacob. Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd Ltd. 1944. First edition. 8vo, pp.96, blue cloth gilt, vg.
£25.00
 
219. --------Gordon, Katherine. (editor).: Voices from their ain countrie. The poems of Marion Angus and Violet Jacob. Glasgow, ASLS, 2006. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 402, d.w, vg.
£20.00

James Kelman

220. Kelman, James.: The busconductor Hines. Edinburgh, Polygon Books, 1984, First edition. 8vo, pp.237, [1], d/w, a fine copy of the author's debut novel.
£100.00

221. Kelman, James.: Greyhound for breakfast. London, Secker & Warburg, 1987. First edition. 8vo, pp.230, d/w, vg+. "This collection contains cool third-person narratives, obsessional monologues, and - the Kelman speciality - grotesque humour and real pity masked by deadpan cliche. It also contains "Cute Chick !", the funniest short short story in the British language."  Alasdair Gray.
£20.00
 
222. 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.
£10.00
 
223. Kelman, James.: How late it was, how late. London, Secker & Warburg, 1994. 8vo, pp.374, faint discolouration to page edges, d/w, vg.
£10.00
 
224. Kelman, James.: Not not while the giro and oither stories. Edinburgh, Polygon Books, 1983. First edition thus. 8vo, pp.207, [1], inscribed to title "March 83 to W S Graham with great regard from Jim Kelman.", pbk., vg.                £45.00
 
225. Kelman, James.: Not not while the giro and other stories. Edinburgh, Polygon Books, 1983. First edition thus. 8vo, pp.207, pbk., vg.
£20.00
 
226. Kelman, James.: Not not while the giro. London, Minerva, 1989. 8vo, pp.207, [1], pbk., vg.
£10.00
 
227. Kelman, James.: The burn. London, Secker & Warburg, 1991. First edition. 8vo, pp.244, d/w, vg+.
£20.00
 
228. Kelman, James.: The busconductor Hines. London, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1985. First edition thus. 8vo, pp.237, pbk., vg.
£10.00


Robert Kemp
 
229. Kemp, Robert.: The highlander. London, Duckworth, 1957. First edition. 8vo, pp.140, endpapers toned, pictorial d/w by Helen Monro, g+.
£15.00
 
230. Kemp, Robert.: The King of Scots. [programme]. Dunfermline, The Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, 27th August to 8th September, 1951, in the nave of Dunfermline Abbey. Single sheet folded, vg.
£8.00
 
231. Kemp, Robert.: The Saxon saint. [programme]. Dunfermline, The Carnegie Dunfermline Trustees, 29th August - 10th September 1949. Single sheet folded, vg. The first performance of Kemp's play about St. Margaret staged in the nave of Dunfermline Abbey under the direction of John Casson.
£10.00
 
232. Kemp. Robert.: The Saxon saint. [programme]. Dunfermline, The Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, 28th August to 9th September, 1950, in the nave of Dunfermline Abbey. Single sheet folded, a few light spots, g.
£8.00

233. 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+.
£15.00

Jessie Kesson
 
234. 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+.
£30.00
 
235. Kesson, Jessie.: The white bird passes. London, Chatto and Windus, 1958. First edition. 8vo, pp.159, d/w, vg.
£30.00

 
Eric Linklater

236. Linklater, Eric.: The art of adventure. Rectorial address to the University of Aberdeen 26 October 1946. Sl, s.n., n.d. 8vo, pp.27, [1], printed wrappers soiled at edges, extensive marginalia indicating sound effects for (? radio broadcast), inscribed "Good wishes - Eric Linklater" to front wrapper, g +.
£15.00
 
237. Linklater, Eric.: The men of Ness. The saga of Thorlief Coalbiter's sons. London, Jonathan Cape, 1932. First edition. 8vo, pp.287, [1], map, light fore-edge spotting, d/w with three corners neatly clipped but priced one left intact, spine a touch darkened, vg.
£35.00


Bessie J. Macarthur
 
238. 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.
£25.00
 
239. MacArthur, Bessie J.B.: From Daer Water. Poems in Scots and English. Dunfermline, H.T. MacPherson, 1962. First edition. 8vo, pp.63, inscribed "For Mary Crawford with all good wishes from Bessie J.B. MacArthur", price-clipped d.w, vg.
£20.00
 
240. MacArthur, Bessie J.B.: Scots poems. Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd, 1938. First edition. 8vo, pp.20, inscribed "To Duncan with best wishes from Bessie J.B. MacArthur Christmas 1938", black wrappers lettered green, vg.
£20.00
 
241. MacArthur, Bessie J.B.: Scots poems. Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd, 1938. First edition. 8vo, pp.20, inscribed "To Mr. Geddie with thanks for permission to reprint "The Bird o' Truth" Bessie J.B. MacArthur", black wrappers lettered green, vg.
£20.00
 
242. 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.
£20.00
 
243. MacArthur, Bessie. J.B.: Last leave. Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd, 1943. First edition. 8vo, pp.12, inscribed "For Duncan Remembering many happy times when we were all together. BJBMacA”, pale blue wrappers with silvered lettering and R.A. F. wings, vg.
£25.00


George MacBeth

244. MacBeth, George.: Last night. Knotting, The Sceptre Press, 1976. One of only 50 signed copies of a limited edition of 150. 8vo, pp.[8], stapled, red stiff wrappers, vg+.
£25.00
 
245. MacBeth, George.: Lecture to the trainees. Oxford, Fantasy Press, 1962. First edition. 8vo, pp.24, [3], stapled, grey stiff wrappers lettered red, vg.
£20.00
 
246. MacBeth, George.: Poems. Farnham, The Sceptre Press, 1970. Limited edition 100 copies. 8vo, pp.[12], stapled, white stiff wrappers, vg.
£15.00
247. MacBeth, George.: The saddled man. A poem. Illustrated by Katherine Kadish. Richmond, The Keepsake Press, 1978. Limited edition 180 copies. Keepsake Poem 33. 8vo, pp.[4], buff stiff wrappers, in original plain white envelope as issued, vg+.
£15.00

Norman MacCaig
 
248. MacCaig, Norman.: A man in my position. London, Chatto and Windus / The Hogarth Press, 1969. First edition. 8vo, pp.64, orange cloth gilt, vg+. The 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."
£100.00
 
249. MacCaig, Norman.: A man in my position. London, The Hogarth Press, 1969. First edition. 8vo, pp.64, d/w with The Scottish Arts Council Spring Award 1970 wraparound band (worn), spine darkened, bookplate of Norman and Janey Buchan, vg.
£40.00
 
250. MacCaig, Norman.: Collected poems. London, Chatto & Windus. The Hogarth Press, 1985. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 390, d/w. vg+.
£30.00
 
251. MacCaig, Norman.: Rings on a tree. London, Chatto and Windus/ The Hogarth Press, 1968. First edition. 8vo, pp.62, orange cloth gilt, vg. 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).
£30.00
 
252. MacCaig, Norman.: Selected poems. London, The Hogarth Press, 1971. First edition. 8vo, pp.126, inscribed "For Hilda with very best wishes, Norman MacCaig, May '81", price-clipped d/w, vg.
£30.00
 
253. 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.
£15.00
 
254. MacCaig, Norman.: The Sinai sort. Poems by Norman MacCaig. London, The Hogarth Press, 1957. First edition. 8vo, pp. 62, d/w, vg+.
£30.00
 
255. 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.
£35.00

Fionn MacColla  [Tom MacDonald]
 
256. 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.
£80.00
 
257. MacColla, Fionn.: 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.
£35.00

258. MacColla, Fionn.: At the sign of the clenched fist. Edinburgh, M. MacDonald, 1967. First edition. 8vo, p.204, corrigendum slip, td/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.
£25.00
 
259. MacColla, Fionn.: And the cock crew. Glasgow, William Maclellan, 1945. First edition. 8vo, pp.141, d/w with a couple of tiny chips to foot of spine, vg. A novel of the Highland Clearance which "conveys, with impressive dignity, the tragic loss of the way of life that was Gaelic culture." (Alan Bold).
£20.00
 
260. --------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.
£15.00
 

Hugh MacDiarmid  [C.M.Grieve]

261. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Sangschaw. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Son, 1925. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 58, 4, endpapers toned, d/w spine darkened with tiny chip to head, vg. The author's first book of poems, with preface by John Buchan.
£90.00

262. 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.
£10.00
 
263. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: A drunk man looks at the thistle. Gladstone, Caledonian Press, 1953. Second edition. 8vo. pp.xx, 100, small chips to d/w spine ends, g+. "the greatest long poem...in Scottish literature, and one of the greatest in any literature. (David Daiches).
£25.00
 
264. 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.
£25.00
 
265. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: A drunk man looks at the thistle. Edinburgh, Castle Wynd Printers Limited, 1956. Third edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 116, d/w with stained and darkened spine, g+.
£25.00
 
266. 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+.
£10.00
 
267. 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.
£30.00
 
268. 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.
£20.00
 
269. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Aesthetics in Scotland. Edited & Introduced by Alan Bold. Edinburgh, Mainstream Publishing, 1984. First edition. 8vo, pp.100, illustrated, d/w, vg+.
£15.00
 
270. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Agenda. Double issue: Hugh MacDiarmid and Scottish poetry. Vol.5 No.4 - Vol.1 No. 6. Edited by William Cookson in collaboration with Tom Scott. London, Agenda, 1967 - 8. 8vo, pp.110, [2], portrait stiff wrappers, owner's signature and label, vg.
£20.00
 
271. 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.
£20.00
 
272. 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.
£20.00
 
273. 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.
£40.00
 
274. 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.
£10.00
 
275. 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.
£10.00
 
276. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Collected poems of Hugh MacDiarmid (C.M. Grieve). Edinburgh and London, Oliver and Boyd, 1962. First UK edition. 8vo, pp.xiii, 498, portrait frontispiece, corrigenda slip, owner's signature and bookplate, black cloth gilt, spine sunned, vg. "This volume does not contain all the poems I have written, but all I think worth including in a definitive collection." (Author's Note).
£30.00
 
277. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Collected poems. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1962. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiii, 498, d/w, vg.
£30.00
 
278. 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.
£50.00
 
279. 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, 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.
£30.00

280. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Cornish heroic song for Valda Trevlyn and Once in a Cornish garden.. With illustrations by Lorgan. Padstow, Lodenek Press, 1977. First edition. 8vo, pp.22, [1, advert.], illustrated, decorative stiff wrappers, vg+.
25.00
 
281. 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.
£30.00
 
282. 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.
£45.00
 
283. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Direadh 1, 11 and 111. Frenich, Kulgin Duval & Colin H. Hamilton, 1974. Copy No.20 of a signed limited edition of 200. 4to, pp.52, [2], title in red and black, quarter red morocco gilt, grey boards, fine in slightly worn slip case.
£150.00
 
284. 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.
£20.00
 
285. 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.
£20.00
 
286. 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.
£15.00
 
287. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Lucky poet. A self-study in literature and political ideas. London, Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1943. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxv, 436, portrait frontispiece, d/w, bookplate of Robert Bradford Reid, near fine.
£80.00
 
288. 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, frontispiece, d/w, vg+.
£25.00
 
289. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: More collected poems. London, MacGibbon & Kee, 1970. First edition. 8vo, pp.108, d/w, vg+.
£20.00
 
290. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Penny wheep. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Son, 1926. First edition. 8vo, pp.xi, 90, 6, d/w spine darkened, vg.  "While the new volume contains nothing quite so good as the best things in Sangschaw it has, on the whole, the same merits...a gift for seeing familiar things from new angles and illuminating poignant situations by flashes of imaginative insight." (T.L.S.)
£90.00
 
291. 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.
£50.00
 
292. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Poems of Hugh MacDiarmid. Selected by Oliver Brown. Glasgow, The Scottish Secretariat, 1955. Second edition. 8vo, pp.62, portrait wrappers a trifle dusty, vg.
£20.00
 
293. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Poems of the east-west synthesis. [Glasgow, 1946]. First edition. 8vo, pp. vi, 7 - 16, wrappers lettered red, vg.
£40.00
 
294. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Poetry like the hawthorn. From In memoriam James Joyce. Hemel Hempstead, Duncan Glen, 1962. Copy No.144 of a limited edition of 150. 8vo, pp.5, signed copy inscribed "For Charles Senior with warmest regards Hugh MacDiarmid", wrappers, vg.
£75.00
 
295. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Scots unbound and other poems. Stirling, Eneas Mckay, 1932. Copy No.91 of a signed limited edition of 350. 8vo, pp.[xii], 42, frontispiece portrait, d/w, vg+.
£75.00
 
296. 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+.
£25.00
 
297. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Selected poems of Hugh MacDiarmid. Edited by R. Crombie Saunders. Glasgow, Maclellan, 1944. First edition. Poetry Scotland Series. 8vo, pp.59, portrait frontispiece, owner's signature, cloth-backed boards, g.
£12.00
 
298. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Selected poems. Edited by Alan Riach and Michael Grieve. Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1994. First edition thus. 8vo, pp.xxxiii, 320, [12], pbk., vg.
£10.00
 
299. 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+.
£5.00
 
300. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Song of the seraphim. London, Covent Garden Press in conjunction with Inca Books, [1973]. Limited edition 600. 8vo, unpaginated, d/w, vg+.
£30.00
 
301. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Song of the seraphim. London, Covent Garden Press in conjunction with Inca Books, [1973]. Limited edition 600. 8vo, unpaginated,  inscribed "Signed by Hugh MacDiarmid, 7/7/74 for my friend, R.M. Blythman", the signature in blue ink with the inscription in black, d/w, near fine.
£60.00
 
302. 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).
£35.00
 
303. 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.
£80.00
 
304. 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.
£10.00
 
305. 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+.
£10.00
 
306. 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.
£20.00
 
307. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: The kind of poetry I want. Edinburgh, K.D. Duval, 1961. Signed limited edition 300 copies. 8vo, pp.58, [4], printed in Griffo type by Giovanni Mardersteig on the hand-press of the Officina Bodoni in Verona on hand-made paper prepared by Fratelli Magnia, Pescia, vellum-backed boards, slip case, vg+
£200.00
 
308. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: The Lucky Bag. Edinburgh, Porpoise Press Third Series, Broadsheet 5, 1927. 8vo, pp.8, original wrappers, vg.
£50.00
 
309. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: The MacDiarmids. A conversation. Hugh MacDiarmid and Duncan Glen with Valda Grieve and Arthur Thompson. Recorded at Brownsbank, Candymill on 25th October 1968. Preston, Akros Publications, 1970. First edition. 8vo, unpaginated, illustrated, portrait wrappers, vg. The first fifty-five copies were numbered and signed by Hugh MacDiarmid and Duncan Glen; this copy is noted "extra" but signed by both authors.
£45.00
 
310. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: The man of (almost) independent mind. Edinburgh, Giles Gordon, 1962. First edition. 8vo, pp.11, [1], wrappers titled Hugh MacDiarmid on Hume, vg.  In a prefatory note Giles Gordon states: " As co-editor of "New Saltire" I commissioned Dr. C.M. Grieve (Hugh MacDiarmid) to write an article for the periodical to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of David Hume. The article was considered not suitable for publication by my co-editor and also by the administrative committee of "New Saltire". I resigned my position as co-editor as I felt this was a preposterous decision. The article is here printed for the reader to judge its quality for himself."
£20.00
 
311. 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).
£10.00
 
312. 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.
£10.00
 
313. 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.
£25.00

 
314. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Two poems. The terrible crystal: a vision of Scotland. Skelmorlie, Duncan Glen, Drumalban Press, 1964. Copy no. 39 of a signed limited edition of 55. 8vo, pp.[8], blue wrappers stitched, vg. Both poems were previously published in The Poetry Review.
£75.00
 
315. MacDiarmid, Hugh.: Two poems. [The terrible crystal; A vision of Scotland]. Skelmorlie, The Drumalban Press, 1964. New edition. Bifolium, titled in green,  inscribed to rear "for Thomas Davidson from Duncan Glen 10th February 1998. Kirkcaldy, Fife", vg.
£35.00

316. --------Bold, Alan.: MacDiarmid. Christopher Murray Grieve. A critical biography. London, Paladin Grafton Books, 1990. First edition. 8vo, pp.557, [1], illustrated, pbk., g+.
£5.00
 
317. --------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, pictorial wrappers, vg.
£20.00
 
318. --------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.
£12.00
 
319. -------- Buthlay, Kenneth.: Hugh MacDiarmid. Edinburgh, Scottish Academic Press, 1982. First edition. Scottish Writers Series. 8vo, pp.143, pbk., vg.
£5.00
 
320. -------- Catalogue.: Hugh MacDiarmid. Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, 1967. 8vo, pp.39, portrait wrappers, g.
£15.00
 
321. --------Duval, K.D. and Sydney Goodsir Smith. (editors).: Hugh MacDiarmid a festschrift. Edinburgh, K.D. Duval, 1962. First edition. 8vo, pp.221, 30 illustrations, 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.
£15.00
 
322. --------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.
£20.00
 
323. --------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.
£20.00
 
324. --------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.
£20.00
 
325. --------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+.
£15.00
 
326. -------- Leslie, Arthur.: The politics and poetry of Hugh MacDiarmid. Reprinted from The National Weekly. Glasgow, Caledonian Press, n.d. Small 8vo, pp.30, signed Hugh MacDiarmid., wrappers, vg. 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.
£75.00

 
327. --------MacGregor, Forbes.: The gowks of Mowdieknowes: a study of literary lunacy. Edinburgh, Pinetree Press, 1963. First edition. 8vo, pp.85, [1], d/w, signed copy, vg. This lampoon on the Scottish Literary Renaissance featured one, Kirsty McGrumphy.  MacDiarmid was not amused.
£15.00
 
328. --------Morgan, Edwin.: Hugh MacDiarmid. London, British Council, 1976. First edition. 8vo, pp.39, [1], portrait frontispiece, wrappers sl. faded. g+.
£5.00
 
329. --------Pacey, Philip.: Hugh MacDiarmid and David Jones Celtic wonder-voyagers. Preston, Akros Publications, 1977. First edition. 8vo, pp.19, printed wrappers, vg.
£15.00
 
330. --------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.
£30.00
 
331. --------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.
£20.00
 
332. --------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.
£5.00
 
333. --------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, inscribed "To Tom Scott with every kind regard from Duncan [Glen]", wrappers, vg.
£21.00
 
334. --------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+.
£20.00

 
Alasdair Alpin MacGregor 

335. MacGregor, Alasdair Alpin.: Hebridean sea pieces. Edinburgh, Porpoise Press Third Series, Broadsheet 4, 1927. First edition. 8vo, pp.8, wrappers, vg.
£20.00

Stuart Macgregor
 
336. Macgregor, Stuart.: Poems and songs. Loanhead, Macdonald Publishers, 1974. First edition. 8vo, pp.56, owner's signature, original stiff wrappers, g+.
£10.00
 
337. Macgregor, Stuart.: The myrtle and ivy. Edinburgh, M. Macdonald, 1967. First edition. 8vo, pp.241, presentation copy inscribed "To Alec & Genevieve, with very many thanks for your sympathy and help. Stuart / 4th May, 1967 / ", pictorial d/w by Robert Snowden, vg+.
£20.00

Alister Mackenzie
 
338. Mackenzie, Alister.: Poems. Edinburgh, Porpoise Press Broadsheet five, August, 1923. First edition. 8vo, pp.8, printed wrappers, vg.
£20.00

Sorley Maclean  [Somhairle MacGill-eain]
 
339. Mac Ghill Eathain, Somhairle.: Dain do Eimhir agus dain eile. Glaschu, William MacLellan, 1943. First edition. 8vo, pp.103, [1], frontispiece and 8 full-page plates by William Crosbie who also designed the d/w which has 2 small chips to rear and a 1/2 inch chip to head of spine, tipped in invitation to the private view of the exhibition Somhairle MacGill-eain (Sorley Maclean, National Library of Scotland, 31 July, 1981, very faint toning to edge of leaves, otherwise a very good copy of this seminal work by one of the greatest Gaelic poets of all time.
£300.00

340. MacGill-eain, Somhairle/Sorley Maclean.: Reothairt is contraigh taghadh de dhain 1932 -72./Spring tide and neap tide selected poems 1932 – 72. Edinburgh, Canongate, 1977. First edition. 8vo, pp.182, d/w, vg+. Sorley's own selection including most of his published and unpublished poems written between 1932 and 1972, with parallel English and Gaelic texts.
£40.00
 
341. Maclean, Sorley.: Three autograph letters signed. A) ALs to David Morrison (poet and editor) referring to a previously unpublished translation of a poem  [submitted for inclusion in Scotia Review]. Describing it as "a kind of Epilogue to the abruptly ended "Cuillin" ". 2pp, Braes, 9.12. 84. B) Als. to Sally Evans (poet and editor ) apologising for his tardiness in replying to her letter of 8 January but explaining that he had been away from Skye for much of the intervening time. He goes on to commend her translations of a couple of poems while expressing reservations about another. 2pp., Braes, 2 .4. 83. C) ALs. to Sally Evans commenting on her translations of some of his work which she has sent him and on the nature of translation in general. He makes critical reference to specific phrases that he is unhappy with, and his reaction overall is "mixed", best summarised perhaps in his "Your "Raasay Wood" is remarkable and fine as a new poem but it is not very like the original in detail..." 4pp., Braes, 30. 8. 87.
£500.00*
 
342. MacGill-eain, Somhairle/Sorley MacLean.: Ris a' bhruthaich./Criticism and prose writings. Edited by William Gillies. Stornoway, Acair Limited, 1985. First edition. 8vo, pp.312, d/w, vg.
£15.00
 
343. MacGill-eain, Somhairle./Sorley MacLean: O choille gu bearradh. From wood to ridge./Collected poems in Gaelic and English. Manchester, Carcanet, 1990. Revised edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 317, [1], d/w, signed and dated copy, vg+
£35.00
 
344. --------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.
£30.00

Ruaraidh Mac Thomais  [Derrick Thomson]
 
345. MacThomais, Ruaraidh.: An rathad cian. Glaschu, Gairm. 1970. First edition. 8vo, pp.58, d/w, vg+.
£10.00

Bruce Marshall
 
346. Marshall, Bruce.: The black oxen a novel. London, Constable, 1972. First edition. 8vo, pp.384, d/w, vg.
£20.00

Matt McGinn
 
347. McGinn, Matt.: Fry the little fishes. London, Calder & Boyars, 1975. First edition. 8vo, pp.145, [1], owner's signature, d/w slightly darkened around the flap edges, vg. The celebrated actor and folksinger's first novel, set in war-time and based on his experiences as an inmate of a Glasgow approved school.
£20.00

William McIlvanney
 
348. McIlvanney, William.: Docherty. London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1975. First edition. 8vop, pp.324, d/w with light toning to outer edge of flaps, owner's signature, vg.
£10.00
 
349. 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.
£60.00
 
350. McIlvanney, William.: The papers of Tony Veitch. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1983. First edition. 8vo, pp.254, d/w, vg. Angus Calder's copy with his signature to front free endpaper.
£30.00

Allan Campbell McLean
 
351. McLean, Allan Campbell.: The year of the stranger. London, Collins, 1971, uncorrected advance proof copy. 8vo, pp.192, red wrappers, printed paper label, vg.
£20.00
 
Roddy McMillan

352. McMillan, Roddy.: The bevellers. A play. With a Preface by Bill Bryden. Edinburgh, Southside, 1974. First edition 8vo, pp.70, inscribed "To Charlie Senior with respect and love, Roddy McMillan. 22/12/74.", pbk., vg.
£20.00

W. Fraser Mitchell
 
353. 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.
£20.00

Naomi Mitchison
 
354. Mitchison, Naomi and Denis Macintosh.: Men and herring. A documentary. Edinburgh, Serif Books, 1949. First edition. 8vo, pp.122, 3 plates, d/w, vg.
£25.00
 
355. Mitchison, Naomi and Denis Macintosh.: Spindrift. A play in three acts. London, Samuel French Limited,1951. First edition. 8vo, pp.63, [1], frontispiece,  owner's label to title, original wrappers, vg.
£20.00
 
356. Mitchison, Naomi.: All change here. Girlhood and marriage. London, The Bodley Head, 1975. First edition. 8vo, pp.159, [1], illustrated, presentation copy inscribed "Carlene from Naomi January 1980 (now)", d/w, vg.
£15.00
 
357.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+.
£10.00
 
358. 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+.
£5.00
 
359. Mitchison, Naomi.: Early in Orcadia. Glasgow, Richard Drew Publishing, 1987. First edition. 8vo, pp.176, d/w, vg.
£10.00
 
360. 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, fair.
£10.00
 
361. Mitchison, Naomi.: Other people's worlds. London, Secker & Warburg, 1958. First edition. 8vo, pp.160, 13 illustrations, d/w rubbed at tail of spine, vg.
£10.00
 
362. Mitchison, Naomi.: Return to the Fairy Hill. London, Heinemann, 1966. First edition. 8vo, pp.260, 8 plates, folding 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.
£15.00
 
363. Mitchison, Naomi.: The cleansing of the knife and other poems. Edinburgh, Canongate, 1978. First edition. 8vo, pp.72, d/w, near fine. The first collection of poetry by the outstanding historical novelist of her generation.
£15.00
 
364. 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).
£5.00
 
365. Mitchison, Naomi.: What do you think yourself? Scottish short stories. Edinburgh, Paul Harris Publishing, 1982. First edition. 8vo, pp.106, d/w, vg+.
£10.00
 
366. Mitchison, Naomi.: When we become men. London, Collins, 1965. First edition. 8vo, pp.255, [1], d/w spine slightly darkened, vg+.
£25.00
 
367. --------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.
£10.00

Edwin Morgan
 
368. Morgan, Edwin.: A book of lives. Manchester, Carcanet, 2007. First edition. 8vo, pp.105, [1], pbk., vg+.
£5.00
 
369. Morgan, Edwin.: A.D. a trilogy on the life of Jesus Christ. Manchester, Carcanet, 2000. First edition. 8vo, pp.224, pbk., vbg.
£10.00
 
370. 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.
£50.00
 
371. Morgan, Edwin.: Cathures new poems 1997 - 2001. Manchester/Glasgow, Mariscat/Carcanet, 2002. First edition. 8vo, pp.118, pbk., vg.
£5.00
 
372. Morgan, Edwin.: Chapman 64 (Spring/Summer 1991). Edwin Morgan: A celebration. Edinburgh, 1991. 8vo, pp.104, pbk, vg.
£10.00
 
373. 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.
£5.00
 
374. Morgan, Edwin.: Collected Translations. Manchester, Carcanet, 1996. First edition. 8vo, pp.xx, 488, pbk., vg.
£10.00
 
375. Morgan, Edwin.: Crossing the border. Essays on Scottish literature. Manchester, Carcanet, 1990. First edition. 8vo, pp.335, [1], d/w, vg+.
£25.00
 
376. Morgan, Edwin.: Demon. Glasgow, Mariscat, 1999. First edition. 8vo, pp.3d1, [1], original wrappers, vg+.
£10.00
 
377. 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.
£10.00
 
378. Morgan, Edwin.: Edwin Morgan. His city speaks to the poet. Glasgow's present to Edwin Morgan for his 85th birthday. Glasgow, The Working Party, 2005. C. D. recorded at Savalas Studios, Glasgow and on location. "On 27 April 2005, Edwin Morgan's 85th birthday, these 85 poems recorded by 85 people from all walks of Glasgow life, were broadcast in public places right across Glasgow: in schools and factories, on busses and in theatres, in gyms and museums." (cover note).
£30.00
 
379. Morgan, Edwin.: Essays. Manchester, Carcanet New Press Ltd., 1974. First edition. 8vo, pp.299, [1], d/w, vg+.        
£20.00
 
380. 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+.
£35.00
 
381. 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.
£30.00
 
382. 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.
£20.00
 
383. Morgan, Edwin.: From Saturn to Glasgow: fifty favourite poems. Manchester / Edinburgh, Carcanet / Scottish Poetry Library, 2008. First edition. 8vo, pp.88, pbk., vg+.
£15.00
 
384. 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+.
£40.00
 
385. 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+.
£50.00
 
386. Morgan, Edwin.: Hold hands among the atoms. 70 poems. Glasgow, Mariscat, 1991. First edition. 8vo, pp.81, stiff wrappers.
£20.00
 
387. 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.
£5.00
 
388. Morgan, Edwin.: Love and a life. Glasgow, Mariscat Press, 2003. 8vo, pp.55, [1], signed, pictorial stiff wrappers, vg+.
£30.00
 
389. 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.
£10.00
 
390. 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.
£25.00
 
391. Morgan, Edwin.: New selected poems. Manchester, Carcanet, 2000. First edition. 8vo, pp.179, [1], pbk., vg.
£10.00
 
392. Morgan, Edwin.: New selected poems. Manchester, Carcanet, 2000. First edition. 8vo, pp.179, [1], signed copy, pbk., vg.
£15.00

393. Morgan, Edwin.: Poems of thirty years. Manchester, Carcanet New Press, 1982. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiii, 442, edges faintly tinged, d/w, vg. Christopher Logue's copy with his signature and date, Logue '82, to front free endpaper.
£50.00
 
394. Morgan, Edwin.: Rites of passage: translations. Manchester, Carcanet New Press, 1976. First edition. 8vo, pp.190, d/w, vg. John Herdman's copy with his signature.
£15.00
 
395. Morgan, Edwin.: Sixty poems by Attila Jozsef translated by Edwin Morgan. Glasgow, Mariscat Press, 2001. First edition. 8vo, unpaginated, pbk., vg.
£15.00
 
396. Morgan, Edwin.: Sweeping out the dark. Manchester, Carcanet, 1994. First edition. 8vo, pp.156, pbk., vg.
£15.00
 
397. 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.
£20.00
 
398. 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, frontispiece, pictorial stiff wrappers designed by Nigel Orme, vg.
£15.00
 
399. 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.
£35.00
 
400. Morgan, Edwin.: The new divan. Manchester, Carcanet, 1977. First edition. 8vo, pp.118, d/w, vg.
£15.00
 
401. Morgan, Edwin.: The play of Gilgamesh. Manchester, Carcanet, 2005. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 97, [1], pbk., vg.
£5.00
 
402. Morgan, Edwin.: Themes on a variation. Manchester, Carcanet Press Limited, 1988. First edition. 8vo, pp.166, pictorial soft covers, vg.
£20.00
 
403. 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+.
£30.00
 
404. Morgan, Edwin.: Thirteen ways of looking at Rillie. London, Enitharmon Press, 2006. Copy no. 43 of a signed limited edition of 95 on Zerkall paper by Alan Anderson. 8vo, unpaginated, marbled wrappers, printed label, fine.
£50.00
 
405. Morgan, Edwin.: Virtual and other realities. Manchester, Carcanet, 1997. First edition. 8vo, pp.101, [1], inscribed " Veronica with love Eddie Morgan", pbk., vg.
£15.00
 
406. Morgan, Edwin. (translator). Cecilia Vicuna.: Palabrar mas wurdwappin schaw. Edinburgh, Morning Star Publications, 1994. Copy No. 211 of a limited edition of 300. Morning Star Folio 5/2 edited and designed by Alec Finlay. Small portfolio comprising two booklets, one printed on white paper, the other on cream paper, stitched. Text in Spanish and English with information in English including a letter to the publisher from the poet and a glossary, vg. Copac lists Tate and UCL only.
£80.00
                     
407. --------Marsack, Robyn & Hamish Whyte. (editors).: Eddie @ 90. Edinburgh, Scottish Poetry Library and Mariscat Press, 2010. First edition. 8vo, pp.88, portrait soft covers, vg+.
£10.00

David Morrison

408. Morrison, David.: The constant tide. Selected poems. Introduction by Alan Bold. Wick, Pulteney Press, 1986. First edition. 8vo, unpaginated, pictorial stiff wrappers, vg. 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.
£15.00

N. Brysson Morrison

409. 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).
£10.00
 
410. 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+.
£15.00

411. Morrison, 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, g+.
£15.00

Edwin Muir
 
412. 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+.
£15.00
 
413. Muir, Edwin.: Scottish journey. London, William Heinemann Ltd. in association with Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1935. First edition. 8vo, pp.[vi], 250, owner's signature, d/w with small chips to extremities and split to front joint, g+.
£12.00
 
414. 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+.
£15.00
 
415. Muir, Edwin.: The labyrinth. London, Faber and Faber, 1949. First edition. 8vo, pp.61, endpapers toned, d/w, vg.
£30.00
 
416. 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, vg. Edwin Morgan's copy with his signature to half-title.
£30.00
 
417. 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.
£20.00
 
418. Muir, Edwin.: The structure of the novel. London, The Hogarth Press, 1974. 8vo, pp.151, [1], d/w, vg+.
£15.00
 
419. 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+.
£12.00

420. Muir, Edwin. Zyw, Aleksander. Poles in uniform. Sketches by Aleksander Zyw. Text by Edwin Muir. London, Thomas Nelson and Sons Limited, 1943. First edition. Oblong 8vo, pp.128, owner’s signature, d/w rubbed and creased, lacking a piece from the lower front panel but substantially complete, g+.
£45.00
 
421. --------Marshall, George.: The distant isle. The Orkney background of Edwin Muir. Edinburgh, Scottish Academic Press, 1987. First edition. 8vo, pp.184, d/w, vg+.
£12.00

Robin Munro 

422. Munro, Robin.: The line 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+
£15.00

William Neill
 
423. Neill, William.: Selected poems 1969 - 1992. Edinburgh, Canongate Press, 1994. First edition. 8vo, pp.[x], 209, [1], d/w, vg+.
£10.00
 
424. 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 pictorial stiff wrappers, vg.
£10.00

Robert Nye
 
425. 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 stiff wrappers, in original plain white envelope as issued, vg+.
£15.00

William Ogilvie
 
426. Ogilvie, William.: My mither's aunt and other verses. Edinburgh, Porpoise Press Third Series, Broadsheet 1, 1926. First edition. 8vo, pp.8, wrappers, vg.
£20.00
 
427. Ogilvy, (sic) William.: The witch and other poems. Edinburgh, Porpoise Press Broadsheet six, October, 1923. First edition. 8vo, pp.8, some light scattered foxing, printed wrappers, g.
£20.00

Christine Orr
 
428. 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.
£15.00

William Power

429. Power, William.: Prince Charlie. London & Edinburgh, T.N. Foulis, 1912. First  edition. 8vo, pp.169, 23 coloured plates, d/w, vg.
£20.00

Alastair Reid
 
430. Reid, Alastair.: Twelve poems. St Andrews, Privately Printed, 1949. Copy No.6 of a signed limited edition of 50 printed by hand on Tullis Russell "Mellotex" paper.8vo, pp.[14], frontispiece, wrappers, vg+. Copac lists Aberdeen and NLS only. First book by the writer perhaps best known for his role in introducing the works of Borges and Neruda to English readers.
£150.00
 
John Macnair Reid

431. 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.
£25.00

James Robertson
 
432. Robertson, James.: Joseph Knight. London, Fourth Estate, 2003. Proof copy. 8vo, pp.372, signed copy, pbk., vg.
£15.00
 
433. Robertson, James.: Joseph Knight. London, Fourth Estate, 2003. First edition. 8vo, pp.372, signed copy, pbk., 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 business of the writer." (Daily Telegraph).
£15.00
 
434. Robertson, James.: The fanatic. London, Fourth Estate, 2000. First edition. 8vo, pp.310, signed copy, pbk., fine. The book progresses along two lines. The first is historical and deals with the events of the Scottish Covenanters of the seventeenth century. The second thread tells the story of a tourist guide, Andrew Carlin, whose interest in the character he portrays leads to his obsession with two men: James Mitchell, a Protestant fanatic convinced of a deep connection with God; and Major Thomas Weir, a Protestant hardliner who was executed in 1670 for supposed witchcraft.  "Utterly compelling...the sort of debut novel that sadly comes along only too rarely." (The Times).
£15.00
 
435. Robertson, James.: The fanatic. London, Fourth Estate, 2000. Proof copy. 8vo, pp.310, 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, pbk., vg.
£20.00
 
436. 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. Items marked* are signed by James Robertson.  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.
£150.00

Robin Robertson
 
437. Robertson, Robin.: Camera obscura. London, Colophon Press, 1996. Copy No.129 of a limited edition of 200 trade copies printed on Mohawk paper sewn in Murillo card covers. 8vo, pp.26, [4], green wrappers, printed label, fine. The author's first book.
£30.00

Christopher Rush
 
438. 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.
£8.00
 
439. Rush, Christopher.: Into the ebb a new collection of East Neuk stories. Aberdeen, Aberdeen University Press, 1989. First edition 8vo, pp.213, pictorial  wrappers, vg.
£10.00
 
440. Rush, Christopher.: Peace comes dropping slow. Edinburgh, Ramsay Head, 1983. First edition. 8vo, pp. viii, 172, signed presentation copy, d/w, vg.
£20.00
 
Alexander Scott

441. Scott, Alexander.: Cantrips. Preston, Akros Publications, 1968. Limited edition 500. 8vo, pp.61, inscribed "With the best of good wishes, to a fine friend. Alexander Scott" and with the signature of the recipient C[harlie] King, d/w, vg+.
£30.00
 
442. 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+.
£20.00
 
443. Scott, Alexander.: Selected poems. Edinburgh, The Saltire Society, 1950. Saltire Modern Poets. First edition. 8vo, pp.24, printed wrappers, vg+.
£5.00
 
444. Scott, Alexander.: The latest in elegies. Glasgow, Caledonian Press, 1949.  Copy No. 2 of a signed limited edition of 300. 8vo, pp.vi, 7-50, [2], end-paper staples rusted else clean throughout, d/w with small chips to spine ends, vg.
£35.00


Tom Scott
 
445. 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+.
£15.00
 
446. Scott, Tom.: Brand the builder. London, Ember, 1975. First edition. 8vo, pp.44, pictorial stiff wrappers, vg.
£20.00
 
447. 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.
£30.00
 
448. 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.
£100.00
 
449. Scott, Tom.: The collected shorter poems. Edinburgh / London: Agenda / Chapman Publications, 1993. First edition. 8vo, pp.208, owner's label, pbk., vg+.
£20.00
 
450. Scott, Tom.: The tree an animal fable. Dunfermline, Borderline Press, 1977. First edition. 8vo, pp.232, pbk., vg. John Herdman's copy with his signature to front free endpaper.
£10.00

Charles Senior
 
451. Senior, Charles.: Harbingers. Thurso, John Humphries, 1968. First edition. Modern Scottish Poets 2. 8vo, pp.48, inscribed "For Allan Campbell McLean with the Best Wishes and Esteem of Charles Senior. February 1969", wrappers, vg.
£15.00

Alan Sharp
 
452. 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 author’s first book which was banned from some public libraries in Scotland despite winning the Scottish Arts Council award for 1967.
£20.00

Nan Shepherd
 
453. Shepherd, Nan.: Naked and unashamed. Alma Mater. Aberdeen University Magazine. Vol. XXXIX, Nos. 2 - 19, November 2, 1921 - May 31, 1922. 8vo, pp.13 - 308, double column text, illustrated, original front wrapper of first issue bound in, green cloth gilt, owner's signature, vg+.
£30.00
 
454. 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+.
£10.00
 
455. 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+.
£35.00
 

Iain Crichton Smith  [Iain Mac A’Ghobhainn]

456. 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+.
£30.00
 
457. 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.
£5.00
 
458. Smith, Iain Crichton.: A life. Manchester, Carcanet, 1986. First edition. 8vo, pp.64, pbk., vg.
£10.00
 
459. Smith, Iain Crichton.: An end to autumn. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1978. First edition. 8vo, pp.154, d/w, vg.
£25.00
 
460. Smith, Iain Crichton.: An honourable death. London, Macmillan, 1992. First edition. 8vo, pp.135, [1], d/w, vg+.
£10.00
 
461. 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.
£5.00
 
462. Smith, Iain Crichton.: Deer on the high hills. Edinburgh, Giles Gordon, 1962. Limited edition 350 copies. Narrow 8vo, unpaginated, original printed wrappers, vg.
£30.00
 
463. Smith, Iain Crichton.: Ends and beginnings. Manchester, Carcanet, 1994. First edition. 8vo, pp.vii, 152, pbk., vg.
£20.00
 
464. Smith, Iain Crichton.: Family. Three plays by Riccardo Galgani, Linda McLean, Iain Crichton Smith. Edinburgh, Nick Hern Books Limited in association with the Traverse Theatre. 1999. First edition. 8vo, pp.70, pbk., vg. In a triple bill which premiered at the Traverse Theatre February 5, 1999, Smith's The Visitor starred Una McLean, Russell Hunter and Liam Brennan.
£5.00
 
465. Smith, Iain Crichton.: From bourgeois land. London, Victor Gollancz, 1969. First edition. 8vo, pp.61, d/w, signed copy, vg.
£30.00
 
466. Smith, Iain Crichton.: From bourgeois land. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1969. First edition. 8vo, pp.61, [1], d/w, vg.
£20.00
 
467. 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.
£5.00
 
468. Smith, Iain Crichton.: Goodbye, Mr Dixon. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1974. First edition. 8vo, pp.208, d/w, vg.
£20.00
 
469. Smith, Iain Crichton.: Hamlet in autumn. Loanhead, M. Macdonald, 1972. First edition. 8vo, pp.61, wrappers, vg.
£10.00
 
470. Smith, Iain Crichton.: Lazybed. Edinburgh, Traverse Theatre (Scotland) Ltd., 1997. First edition. 8vo, pp.72, [2], spiral-bound wrappers, vg.
£10.00
 
471. Smith, Iain Crichton.: Love poems & elegies. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1972. First edition. 8vo, pp.63, [1], d/w, vg.
£30.00
 
472. Smith, Iain Crichton.: Murdo and other stories. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1981. First edition. 8vo, pp.141, [1], vg.
£25.00
 
473. Smith, Iain Crichton.: My last duchess. A novel. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1971. First edition. 8vo, pp.158, d/w, vg.
£25.00
 
474. 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.
£15.00
 
475. Smith, Iain Crichton.: Poems for Donalda. Belfast, Ulsterman Publications, 1974. First edition. 8vo, pp.22, [2], wrappers a trifle dusty, vg.
£15.00
 
476. Smith, Iain Crichton.: Robin Jenkins's The cone-gatherers. Aberdeen, ASLS, 1995. First edition. Scotnotes Number 10. 8vo, pp.46, pbk., vg.
£5.00
 
477. Smith, Iain Crichton.: Selected poems. Manchester, Carcanet, 1985. First edition. 8vo, pp.121, [1], pbk., vg.
£10.00
 
478. Smith, Iain Crichton.: Selected stories. Manchester, Carcanet, 1990. First edition. 8vo, pp.178, signed presentation copy, d/w, vg.
£15.00
 
479. 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.
£30.00
 
480. Smith, Iain Crichton.: The black and the red and other stories. London, Victor Gollancz, 1973. First edition. 8vo, pp.255, d/w, fine.
£30.00
 
481. 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.
£10.00
 
482. Smith, Iain Crichton.: The dream. London, Macmillan, 1990. First edition. 8vo, pp.168, d/w, vg+.
£10.00
 
483. Smith, Iain Crichton.: The human face. Manchester, Carcanet, 1996. First edition. 8vo, pp.67, [1], pbk., vg.
£5.00
 
484. Smith, Iain Crichton.: The last summer. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1969. First edition. 8vo, pp.192, d/w a trifle dusty, vg.
£20.00
 
485. Smith, Iain Crichton.: The law and the grace. London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1965. First edition. 8vo, pp.60, bookplate, d/w, vg.
£20.00
 
486. Smith, Iain Crichton.: The leaf and the marble. Manchester, Carcanet, 1998. First edition. 8vo, pp.64, pbk., vg.
£5.00
 
487. Smith, Iain Crichton.: The long river. Edinburgh, M. MacDonald, 1955. First edition. 8vo, pp.31, [1], wrappers, vg.
£30.00
 
488. Smith, Iain Crichton.: The notebooks of Robinson Crusoe and other poems. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1975. First edition. 8vo, pp.91, [1], inscribed to front free endpaper "Una Maclean [Scottish actress] bought before lunch on our 22nd 1975", d/w, vg.
£30.00
 
489. Smith, Iain Crichton.: The permanent island. Loanhead, M. Macdonald, 1975. First edition. 8vo, pp.64, wrappers, traces of adhesive to lower wrapper, otherwise vg.
£10.00
 
490. Smith, Iain Crichton.: The tenement: a novel. London, Victor Gollanz Ltd, 1985. First edition. 8vo, pp.159, [1], signed copy, d/w, vg+.
£30.00
 
491. Smith, Iain Crichton.: The village. Inverness, Club Leabhar, 1976. First edition. 8vo, pp.113, [1], pbk., vg.
£10.00
 
492. 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 Middleditch Exhibition, postally franked 1 Nov. 1962, addressed to Roy Fuller with 3 pencil notes by him to front, green cloth gilt, spine sunned, otherwise vg.
£40.00
 
493. Smith, Iain Crichton.: Thoughts of Murdo. Nairn, Balnain Books, 1993. First edition. 8vo, pp.188, pbk., vg.
£5.00
 
494. Smith, Iain Crichton.: Towards the human. Edinburgh, Macdonald Publishers, 1996. First edition. 8vo, pp.200, pbk., vg.  
£20.00
 
495. Mac A'Gobhainn, Iain.: A Pheigi a graidh. Stornoway, Acair Earranta, 1994. First edition. 8vo, pp.104, Gaelic text, pbk., vg.
£5.00
 
496. Mac A'Ghobhainn, Iain.: Am miseanaraidh. Inverness, CLAR, 2005. First edition. 8vo, pp.68, Gaelic text, pbk., vg.
£5.00
 
497. Mac A'Ghobhainn, Iain.: Na speuclairean dubha. Glasgow, GAIRM, 1989. First edition. 8vo, pp.59, [1], Gaelic text, pbk., vg.
£5.00
 
498. Mac A' Ghobhainn, Iain.: A' bheinn oir. Stornoway, Acair Earranta, 1989. First edition. 8vo, pp.68, Gaelic text, pbk., vg.
£5.00
 
499. Mac A' Ghobhainn, Iain.: Iain am measg nan reultan. Glasgow, GAIRM, 1970. First edition. 8vo, pp.74, Gaelic text, illustrated, pbk., vg.
£5.00
 
500. Mac A' Ghobhainn, Iain.: Na guthan. Glasgow, GAIRM, 1991. First edition. 8vo, pp.88, Gaelic text, pbk., vg.
£5.00
 
501. Mac A' Ghobhainn, Iain.: Rabhdan is rudan. Glasgow, GAIRM, 1973. First edition. 8vo, pp.21, [1], Gaelic text, illustrated, pbk, g+.
£5.00
 
502. Mac A' Ghobhainn, Iain.: 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.
£5.00
 
503. Mac A'Ghobhainn, Iain.: Little Red Riding Hood agus An dorus iaruinn. Glasgow, Gairm, 1977. First edition. 8vgo, unpaginated, Gaelic text, illustrated in colour, pbk., vg.
£5.00
 
504. Mac A; Ghobhainn, Iain.: An t-adhar Ameireaganach. Inverness, Club Leabhar, 1973. First edition. 8vo, pp.68, faint trace of erased pencil underlining to first leaf, pbk., vg.
£5.00

505. -------- Gow, Carol.: Mirror and marble. The poetry of Iain Crichton Smith. Edinburgh, The Saltire Society, 1992. First edition. 8vo, pp.159, pbk., near fine.
£12.00

Sydney Goodsir Smith

506. 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, frontispiece, blue wrappers, vg+.
£100.00
 
507. 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).
£40.00
 
508. 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+.
£10.00
 
509. Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: A short introduction to Scottish literature. Edinburgh, Serif Books, 1951. First edition. 8vo, pp.40, errata slip, inscribed "To Fionna & Iain with best wishes from Sydney Goodsir Smith", wrappers darkened at edges, g.
£25.00
 
510. 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+.
£20.00
 
511. Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: For Sydney Goodsir Smith. Loanhead, M. Macdonald, 1975. First edition. 8vo, pp.91, portrait frontispiece, d/w, spine darkened with a couple of small chips to spine ends, g+. Collection of In Memoriam essays by George Mackay Brown, Robert Garioch, Norman MacCaig, Hugh MacDiarmid, Sorley Maclean, Alexander Scott and others.
£15.00
 
512. Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: Gowdspink in Reekie. Loanhead, Macdonald Publishers, 1974. Limited edition 600 copies. 8vo, pp.24, frontispiece, pictorial stiff green wrappers, vg.
£15.00
 
513. Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: Kynd Kittock's land. Edinburgh, M. Macdonald, 1965. First edition. 8vo, pp.25, d/w designed by Robert Crozier, near fine.
£15.00
 
514. Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: Kynd Kittock's land. Edinburgh, M. Macdonald, 1965. First edition. 8vo, pp.25, inscribed to front free endpaper "Instead of a Christmas Card to Fanny & Willie Mactaggart [Sir William] with thanks for the phone call about Kittock & all good wishes to you both from Sydney Goodsir Smith Christmas 1966." d/w designed by Robert Crozier, vg+.
£75.00
 
515. 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.
£15.00
 
516. 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, ex libris label of John Legonna  (Welsh and Celtic nationalist) beneath inscription by the poet's son "Ex libris Robin Goodsir Smith MCMLXIX", vg.
£20.00
 
517. 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.
£10.00
 
518. Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: Selected poems. Edinburgh, Published for the Saltire Society, 1947. Saltire Modern Poets. First edition. 8vo, pp.24, wrappers, vg.
£5.00
 
519. 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], 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", pictorial wrappers, spine darkened, lightly discoloured at edges, g+.
£45.00
 
520. Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: The deevil's waltz. Glasgow, MacLellan, 1946. First edition. 8vo, pp.60, illustrations and d/w (with substantial chip) by Denis Peploe, g.
£15.00
 
521. Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: The drawings of Sydney Goodsir Smith poet. Collected by Ian Begg. Edinburgh, Published on behalf of the New Auk Society, 1998. First edition. 8vo, pp.128, signed to preliminary blank "Sydney Goodsir Smith Embro toun '46" above a thistle, tipped in 6pp. printed review of Smith's Collected Poems 1941 - 1975 by Thomas Crawford titled Goodsir Smith: The Auk of the Mandrake Hert, large pbk., vg.
£30.00
 
522. Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: The vision of the prodigal son. Edinburgh, M. Macdonald, 1960. First edition. 8vo, pp.27, brown cloth gilt, vg+.
£15.00
 
523. Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: The Wallace. A triumph in five acts. Edinburgh and London, Oliver and Boyd, 1960. First edition. 8vo, pp.180, owner's inscription, price-clipped d/w chipped at spine ends and rubbed at joints, internally clean, g.
£15.00
 
524. Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: The wanderer and other poems. Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1943. First edition. 8vo, pp.36, abrasions to rear wrapper, g+.
£10.00
        
525. Smith, Sydney Goodsir.: Under the Eildon tree. Edinburgh, Serif Books, 1954. Second edition. 8vo, pp.73, red cloth gilt, vg.
£15.00
 
526. 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, large coloured bookplate of Naomi Mitchison, cloth-backed blue boards dust-soiled at edges and sunned to rear, g+.
£45.00
 
527. Smith, Sydney Goodsir. Burns, Robert.: The merry muses of Caledonia. Edited by James Barke and Sydney Goodsir Smith. Edinburgh, M. Macdonald, 1959. For private distribution to members of the Auk Society only. 8vo, pp.175, [1], frontispiece, 2 plates, cream cloth, printed paper label, vg. An unexpurgated, scholarly edition based on the unique Rosebery copy of the original 1800 edition.
£40.00
 
528. Smith, Sydney Goodsir. Burns, Robert.: The merry muses of Caledonia. Edited by James Barke and Sydney Goodsir Smith. London, W.H. Allen, 1965. 8vo, pp.223, 3 plates, d/w, vg.
£30.00

William Soutar
 
529. Soutar, William.: Gleanings by an undergraduate. Paisley, Alexander Gardner, 1923. First edition. 8vo, pp.63, signed copy, with 3 minor manuscript corrections to Thunder, rear free endpaper 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.
£150.00

530. 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.
£21.00

531. 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.
£30.00

532. Soutar, William: Distln im wind seeds in the wind. Gedichtin fia gschroppn und graushibln; aus dem Schottischen ins Wienerische ubertragen von Heidelinde Pruger. Illustriert von Colin Gibson. Weitra, Bibliothek der Provinz, n.d. (?1998). First edition. 8vo, pp.128, parallel Scots and German text, illustrated, green boards with coloured pictorial onlay, inscribed presentation copy, vg.
£20.00
 
533. Soutar, William.: But the earth abideth. A verse-sequence. London, Andrew Dakers Limited, 1943. First edition. 8vo, pp.62, a few spots to endpapers and inner flaps of d/w, g+.
£20.00
 
534. 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.
£10.00
 
535. Soutar, William.: Diaries of a dying man. Edited by Alexander Scott. Edinburgh, W. & R. Chambers Ltd., 1954. First edition. 8vo, pp.214, portrait frontispiece, light fore-edge spotting, light toning of endpapers, d/w, vg. J.K. Annand's copy with his signature dated 1954 to front free endpaper.
£15.00
 

536. Soutar, William.: The Expectant Silence. Poems. London, Andrew Dakers Limited, 1944. First edition 8vo, pp.64, chip to lower spine of d/w, g+.
£18.00
 
537. Soutar, Willliam.: A handful of earth. London, Andrew Dakers Limited, 1936. First edition. 8vo, pp.55, [5], d/w a bit dusty, g+.
£21.00

538. --------Bruce, George.: William Soutar (1898 - 1943). The man and the poet an essay. Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, 1978. First edition. 8vo, pp.26, wrappers, vg.
£10.00
 
539. --------Pruger, Heidelinde.: Journey without ending. The journals of William Soutar. Salzburg, Universitat Salzburg, 2001. First edition. 8vo, pp.288, pbk., inscribed presentation copy, vg.
£20.00
 
Muriel Spark
 
540. Spark, Muriel.: All the poems. Manchester, Carcanet, 2004. First edition. 8vo, pp.130, d/w, fine.
£20.00
 
541. Spark, Muriel.: The young man who discovered the secret of life & other stories. London, Travelman Publishing, 1999. First edition. 8vo folding concertina style, vg.
£15.00
 
542. 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.
£25.00

Mary Stewart
 
543. Stewart, Mary.: Frost on the window and other poems. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1990. First edition. 8vo, pp.xi, 111, illustrated, 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, d/w, vg.
£50.00

David Cleghorn Thomson
 
544. 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.
£20.00

Ruthven Todd
 
545. 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.
£10.00

Jeff Torrington
 
546. 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.
£10.00

Alexander Trocchi
 
547. 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.
£20.00
 
548. 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.
£10.00


Irvine Welsh
 
549. Welsh, Irvine.: Past tense four stories from a novel. South Queensferry, Clocktower Press, n.d. 8vo, unpaginated, illustrated, pictorial red wrappers, near fine. The author's first separate publication including some material later incorporated into Trainspotting.
£75.00

550. 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.
£30.00
 
Kenneth White
 
551. 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.
£15.00
 
552. White, Kenneth.: Handbook for the diamond country. Collected shorter poems 1960 - 1990. Edinburgh, Mainstream, 1990. First edition. 8vo, pp.199, d/w, vg.
£30.00
 
553. 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+.
£15.00
 
554. White, Kenneth.: The bird path.  Collected longer poems. Edinburgh, Mainstream Publishing, 1989. First edition. 8vo, pp.239, [1], d/w, near fine.
£25.00
 
555. White, Kenneth.: The remapping of Scotland. The Consignia Lecture 20001. Edinburgh, Edinburgh International Book Festival, 2001. First edition. 8vo, pp.[i], 18, [1], printed stiff wrappers, vg+.
£15.00
 
556. 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+.
£10.00

Andrew Young
 
557. 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.
£20.00

Douglas Young
 
558. Young, Douglas.: A clear voice. Douglas Young poet and polymath. A selection from his writings with a Memoir. Edited by Clara Young and David Murison. Loanhead, Macdonald Publishers, n.d. 8vo, pp.160, illustrated, d/w with short closed tear and rubbed at extremities, g+.
£10.00
 

Addenda

559. Barke, James.: The Crest of the Broken Wave. London, Collins, 1953. First edition 8vo, pp.320, d/w, vg.
£10.00
 
560. Barke, James.: The Well of the Silent Harp. London, Collins, 1954. First edition. 8vo, pp.351, d/w, vg.
£10.00
 
561. Barke, Lames.: The Wonder of all the Gay World. London, Collins, 1949. First edition. 8vo, pp.671, d/w, vg.
£10.00
 
562. Brown, George M[ackay].: Let's see the Orkney Islands. Photographed by William S. Thomson. Story by George M. Brown. Fort William, William S. Thomson, [1948]. First edition. Oblong 8vo, pp.64, illustrated, coloured pictorial wrappers, vg. The first of 3 guide books for which Brown provided the text, this represents his first appearance in print.
£40.00
 
563. Bruce, George.: The Singing of the Foxes. Collected Poems. Illustrations by John Bellany. Edinburgh, Renaissance Press, 2007. First edition. 8vo, pp.127, [1], illustrated, signed by Bellany to half-title, pbk., near fine. Originally intended as a collection of new poems, the work was unfinished at the time of Bruce's death, aged 93. Instead, it was issued as a collection of final, uncollected and unpublished poems edited by Lucina Prestige and with an introduction by Professor Ian Campbell.
£20.00
 
564. Hall, Agnes.: Who will open instead? Dunfermline, H.T. Macpherson, 1954. First edition. 8vo, pp.58, owner's signature, d/w, vg.
£15.00
 
565. Hanley, Cliff.: A Skinful of Scotch with drawings by Hartley Ramsay. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1965. First edition. 8vo, pp.174, presentation copy inscribed "To Kenneth Cameron [McKellar] with very happy memories of a swinging "65" season Janet Beattie", with McKellar's stamp, d/w, vg. A selection of hilarious stories told in the writer's inimitable style and evocatively illustrated.
£30.00
 
566. Henderson, Keith.: The labyrinth. Wells, Somerset, s.n., 1971. First edition. 8vo, pp. 39, [1], stiff wrappers lettered red and black, light discolouration to spine, inscribed "Marjorie and Eric [Linklater] with homage and long gratitude", vg. Educated at Marlborough and the Slade School of Art, Henderson is better known for his book illustrations and posters for London Transport than as a writer. He served as a war artist in both World Wars (the collection includes a number of poems on the First World War) and saw action on the Western Front.
£20.00
 
567. Herries, J.W.: I came, I saw. Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1937. First edition. 8vo, pp.307, [1], illustrated, light fore-edge spotting and toning of endpapers, green cloth, spine lightly sunned, g. Journalistic memoirs by the former chief reporter of The Scotsman.
£20.00
 
568. Herries, J.W.: Storm Island and other stories. Edinburgh, Rathan Publishing Company, 1947. First edition. 8vo, pp.216, d/w chipped, g+.
£10.00
 
569. 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).
£30.00
 
570. Jamieson, Morley.: Nine poems. Edinburgh, Bruntons, 1976, signed limited edition 175 copies printed by hand at the Tragara Press. 8vo, unpaginated, frontispiece, cloth-backed marbled boards, printed paper label, inscribed "To Grace with love Morley", vg+.
£20.00
 
571. Jamieson, Morley.: Notes on the short story. Edinburgh, Bruntons, 1980, signed limited edition 160 [privately commissioned from the Tragara Press]. 8vo, pp.32, inscribed "To Grace with love from Morley Jan. 80", wine cloth gilt, vg+.
£20.00
 
572. 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.
£20.00
 
573. Jenkins, Robin.: Dust on the paw. London, Macdonald, 1961. First edition. 8vo, pp.384, d/w with a couple of small chips, vg.
£30.00
 
574. 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.
£30.00
 
575. Kincaid, John.: The prince: a midnight masque. Glasgow, Caledonian Press, [1952]. First edition. 8vo, pp.20, signed copy, wrappers, vg. "In 1951, during the cauld-kale period known as the Festival of Britain, an early version of this poem won a prize of thirty pounds. I had never earned such a sum before from poetry, but despite this the more I looked at the poem the less I liked it. Since then I've produced several other versions and of these I'm fairly sure this is the best." (Foreword).
£20.00
 
576. Leonard, Tom.: Poems. Dublin, E & T. O'Brien Ltd., 1973. First edition. 8vo, pp.79, [1], illustrated, errata slip, stiff wrappers, vg.
£20.00
 
577. 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, signed copy, d/w with a couple of tiny nicks, g+.
£15.00
 
578. Lochhead, Liz.: Dreaming Frankenstein & Collected poems. Edinburgh, Polygon Books, 1984. First edition. 8vo, pp.159, [1], pbk., vg.
£10.00
 
579. MacGill-Eain, Somhairle.: Hallaig. Translated by Seamus Heaney. [Stirling],  Urras Shomairle/The Sorley Maclean Trust, 2002. One of 150 unsigned copies from a total edition of 200. 8vo, unpaginated, green printed wrappers, fine as issued.
£125.00
 
580. MacGillivray. Pittendrigh.: Als to [George Glen] Napier, prolific author and lecturer, giving his views on the relationship between Thomas and Jane Carlyle. "I quite agree that far too much fun was made about the petty troubles of mood and temper, between Carlyle and his wife. He was intellectually strong but queer, and had a dreadful fight for his place. In the main she was a charming and affectionate creature with a keen quick wit..." Written in a clear hand on both sides of a sheet of embossed notepaper, approximately 180 words, initialled P.M., Ravelston Elms, Murrayfield Road, Edinburgh, 12th June 1928.
£80.00*
 

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