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1 (Hay, George Campbell). Hay, Deorsa Caimbeul O NA CEITHIR AIRDEAN
Edinburgh/London: Oliver and Boyd, (1952). First edition. In Gaelic with English translations by the author; 71 pages. Hardcover. Tiny dots of pale foxing to page edges, else fine in green cloth lettered in blue-black to the spine; in a lightly soiled and mildly edgeworn printed dust jacket. 
"He must be rated the best poet in Gaelic since the death of Alasdair MacMhaighstir Alasdair two centuries ago." Fifty poems of varying length and a number of short epigrammatic verse stanzas; included are Gaelic translations of seven Petrach sonnets. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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THE CRYSTAL SET: A Comedy in One Act  (Repertory Plays No. 40), Bone, John F.
2 Bone, John F. THE CRYSTAL SET: A Comedy in One Act (Repertory Plays No. 40)
London and Glasgow/Boston: Gowans & Gray, Ltd./Leroy Phillips, 1924. First edition: a chapbook original. Repertory Plays No. 40. Hardcover. Fine, in unprinted wraps; in illustrated tissue dust jacket that shows a little edgewear and nicking. 33 pages, plus ads. 
Scottish dialect comedy, set in the village of Renfrewshire, originally produced by the Scottish National Players in the Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow on July 7, 1924. In the splendid and delicate series of one-acts by Scots authors from Gowans & Gray. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Fields, Mrs. James T. A SHELF OF OLD BOOKS
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1895. Reprint. Hardcover. Very lightly abraded lower corner tips, small spot of rubbing to rear cover, else near fine in bronze cloth lettered in gilt, top edge gilt; no dust jacket. 215 pages, tissue-guarded frontispiece photo of a ''friend's'' library, fifty-five illustrations. 
An ode to Edinburgh and literary figures like Leigh Hunt, Milton, Keats, and Thackeray by Annie Adams Fields--wife of the co-founder of the Boston publishing firm Ticknor & Fields, and one of the foremost literary hostesses of her day. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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4 Williams, Gordon THE CAMP
London and New York: Allison and Busby, (1980). 0850313066 / 9780850313062 First edition thus. Hardcover. Textblock uniformly tanned, as expected, else a fine copy in black binding with gilt spine lettering; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket with just a trace of edgewear; artwork by Pat Fogarty. In A&B's admirable series of Williams' reprints. 
"Among stories of military inhumanity, THE CAMP earns high honours."--Sunday Times. "It has all been written before, but not often by a talent at once so harsh and controlled."--Spectator. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Williams, Gordon WALK DON'T WALK
London and New York: Allison and Busby, (1980). 0850313090 / 9780850313093 First edition thus. Hardcover. Textblock uniformly tanned, as expected, else a fine copy in black binding with gilt spine lettering; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket with just a trace of edgewear; artwork by Pat Fogarty. In A&B's spiffy series of Williams' reprints. 
"As if S.J. Perelman had grown fangs...funny, serious and corrosively embittered... as a picaresque fiction, with its roots in soil as diverse as PORTNOY and TOM JONES, it flowers splendidly."--The Economist. "A hugely successful novel."--Paul Theroux. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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