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THE CLASH

By: ARTURO BAREA

Price: £12.00

Publisher: LONDON, FABER AND FABER: 1946

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123125

Condition: Good


Red Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine, 210 x 135 mm approx. 332 . The third part of the autobiography of the Spanish journalist and writer known as "The Forging of a Rebel". Barea was excilled in the UK after the Spanish Civil War and likened to Alistair Cooke for his broadcasts on radio. A reading copy only, from the libruary of a fellow writer and philanthropist Duncan Guthrie and bearing his book plate to the front free end paper. Good /Poor (Book- Faded at extremities and a cloth a little colour rubbed. Previous owner book plate as above. No other notable defects. Dust Jacket- remnant... View more info

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MONROE, MARILYN PHOTOGRAPHS SELECTED FROM THE FILES OF UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL BETTMANN

By: BAKER,ROGER

Price: £12.00

Publisher: LONDON, Grange Books: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 3499

ISBN: 1856274691

Condition: Fine


1st edition thus- Grange publishers.White laminated photo illus boards+ matching Dust Jacket.Illustrated 150 b/w plates.Roger Baker Film Reviewer & Author,176pp. book fine no inscsp.; D/j not clipped, small closed tear 4mm to f/r/corner o/w fine.B iography tells Marilyn Monroe 's story without sensationalism,gossip or rumour[ Norma Jeane / N J Dougherty / Marilyn Monroe / Dimaggio / MIller ] Hollywood Star Model.Fine/vg.unfortunately extra postage will be required for overses orders due to weight of this book. PLS See our image View more info

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COMFORTLESS MEMORY

By: BARING , Maurice ,

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, WILLIAM HEINEMANN: 1928

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120921

Condition: Good


H/b.1st ed.Comfortless Memory by Maurice Baring being part-fiction-part biography - in a letter with his will , found after his death , he said it was truth. He was referring to the essence of the story. Fiction Novel Faction.[ No insscp. tight biinding, browning tan to 1st/last few pages plus some page margins] outer cover mild handling, very slight spine lean. Read only copy. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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TEDDY BALDOCK The Pride of the Popular [ An East End Boxer Biography ]

By: BELTON, Brian , Sporting Historian

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, PENNANT Books: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11001

ISBN: 1906015155

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b.FINE D/j.1st.Aged just 19 this East End boxer defeated American Archie Bell for the World Bantamweight Title - & entered into legend. llustrated 52 b/w photographic plates. Powerful glory & tears - from National hero to fallen star. Forward by Duke Mckenzie,267pp. 240X160mm [ black cloth+white titles , No inscsp, as new] Dust jacket not price clipped. as new. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover .Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. View more info

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WHISTLER Artist

By: BERNHARD SICKERT , Artist

Price: £5.00

Publisher: LONDON, DUCKWORTH & CO: 1920

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124125

Condition: Very Good


Grey Paper covered Boards with Green cloth Quarter Binding and gilt titles and decs. 150 x 100 mm approx. xvi + 176 pp. Frontis + 25 other b/w illustrations all as called for. Catalogue of Oil Pictures by James Macneill Whistler at end in chronological order with reference to Exhibitions to 1905. Contains Biographical Note + chapters on the artist working in various mediums, writer etc. Undated 2nd Impression in the publisher's "The Popular Library of Art" Series.VG (Book- a little general shelf wear to cloth and tips of paper covered boards. Binding sound. Previous owner name and dat... View more info

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SIR RICHARD WHITTINGTON Lord Mayor of London

By: BESANT, Walter , RICE , James ,

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, CHATTO & WINDUS: 1894

Seller ID: 11243

Condition: Good


Brown Buckram with gilt titles to spine and gilt crest to front board. Dark Blue end papers, 222pp + 32pp publisher's catalogue for Feb 1894 to rear. Frontis plate with tissue guard New edition of a work substantially written by James Rice but incomplete at the time of his death and brought to press by Walter Besant, himself a respected writter and student of London's history. The story of Dick Whittington was largely rescued from legend, fleshed out and authenticated by the researches of Samuel Lysons who also proved the antiquity of the "Cat" story. The present work has much on the C... View more info

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THE PAST IS MYSELF and THE ROAD AHEAD [ 2 Books ]

By: BIELENBERG , Christabel [ An Englishwoman's Life in Berlin under the Nazis ]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, CORGI: 0

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123329

Condition: Fine


2 books FINE P/b's still in Publisher Wraps as new. The Past is Myself " An Astonishing and moving story" Sunday Times - and - The road Ahead the bestselling sequel " Endearing and optimistic, this is a truly unmissable encounter" Cosmopolitan. Please see our images of the actual books offered for sale. View more info

SHELLEY A Life Story

By: BLUNDEN , EDMUND

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1946

Seller ID: 10574

ISBN: 0582329140

Condition: Good


Hard Back , Dust Jacket , 1946, Good/Poor. E Blunden " some earlier biographies of Shelley's era have caused many to wish he would undertake that of Shelley himself. This he has now done with his fullest judgement and skill "[ Keats / Lamb etc ] He never assumes his reader to literary students nor his subject to have been simply a literary figure. 26chpts. [ book good in that it is a sound copy , clean throughout , paper evenly fox creamed , no inscsp/annotion ] D/j not price clipped , 12/6 , heavy fade to spine & front margins , rear grubby from handling - lighter to front. 12mm close... View more info

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EARLY TO RISE A Sussex Boyhood

By: BOB COPPER

Price: £12.00

Publisher: LONDON, WILLIAM HEINEMANN: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120326

ISBN: 0434144576

Condition: Very Good


Brick Red cloth boards with gilt titles to spine,225 x 145 mm approx. illustrated end papers, 268 pp. 26 b/w photos on 12 glossy paper plates as called for and with numerous unspecified line drawings by the author. The third volume of Memories of childhood days in the then rural/fishing community and of the family tradition of folk singing by a former member of the Rottingdean "Copper" family. The book also contains the words and score of 25 old songs from Rottingdean. VG/Good (Book- Light shelf rubbing to cloth at bottom edge. Small ink gift insc. to half title page. The book has a mi... View more info

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THIS IS ON ME

By: BOB HOPE

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller:

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 197

Condition: VG


Hard Cover , Dustjacket , presumed 1st edition - undated - as published. [ early 1950's ] , illustrated 29 B/w photographs. Comedian Bob Hope autobiography.- born in England - career bloomed in America.[book - no inscsp. tight binding.light fox tanning heavier to endpapers] D/j light colour rub/loss edgewear, even spine fade not effecting titles. bit grubby to once white rear.- now in clear proprietary protective cover. PLs see our image View more info

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FOR THE TIME BEING Collected Journalism

By: BOGARDE , DIRK , Dr of Letters , Commandeur de L'orde des Arts & Actor

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, VIKING: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11752

ISBN: 0670880051

Condition: Fine


H/b , Dust Jacket , FINE/FINE , 1st edition , 301pps , blue boards gilt lettering , no inscsp , d/j not price clipped.No inscps. D Bogarde actor and author , 1985 an Honorary Doctor of letters , St Andrews University , with warmth and candour he brings together a gallery of friends /family in war torn Europe / 1950,s / Hollywood/ Italy/ Provence / England . "For the Time Being"brings together virtually all the work of this gifted autor published outside his novels & autobiographies. PLS See our image View more info

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CLEARED FOR TAKE OFF

By: BOGARDE , Dirk , Dr of Letters , Commandeur de L'orde des Arts & Actor

Price: £5.00

Publisher: LONDON, VIKING: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 12057

ISBN: 0670865052

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b VG D/j.1st ed. D Bogarde Actor & Author -1985 an Honorary Doctor of Letters , St Andrews University. With warmth & candor he brings together a gallery of friends & family in war torn Europe / 1950,s / Hollywood/ Italy/ Provence / England.233pp.[ blue cloth gilt titles, no inscsp.book as new ] Dust Jacket not price clipped £16. light edgwear top spine+ small closed tear-line top front edge with publisher tape to reverse.pale stamped "damaged" to top foredge.Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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BOOTHBY Recollections of a Rebel

By: BOOTHBY , Lord

Price: £27.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 10306

ISBN: 0091348307

Condition: VG+


SIGNED Copy.H/b+D/j.VG+/VG+.1st ed. Lord Boothby's Memoirs.[Battle of Jutland / European Movement 1950 ] , index , 16 chpts set in 3 Interludes of Churchill , Lloyd George and Musicians & Writers [ includes fascinating material about the personalities involved with The Brains Trust , Free Speech , Face to Face and Any Questions etc.,illustrated 16 b/w plates & 1 Colour Frontis + 2 Letters reproduced in the text from TE Shaw & W Somerset Maugham Estate , Prologue , Epilogue , 2 Appendices.272pp.[ navy cloth + gilt lettering ink Signed & dated by the author only, minor shelf wear.o/w no notable ... View more info

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BOURRIENNE'S LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE With Essay By Dr Channing

By: BOURRIENNE , M de , & Others

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, THOMAS ALLMAN: 1839

Seller ID: 11600

Condition: VG


Blind stamped plum dec cloth boards with gilt titles and decs to spine and title and crest with eagle to front board. lxiv+ 384pp, Engraved b/w frontis, engraved title page and one other plate. Introductory essay by Dr Channing. Printed by W.Lewis and Son Finch Lane London, this is chap book edition of Bourrienne's Life of Napoleon published in a single volume and boasting the publisher's original cloth binding. Small book.1839.VG ( 8mm approx split to cloth at head - front spine fold and a little general rubbing to cloth at extremities. Corners rounded. Front board a little mottled from liqui... View more info

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MICK BOWIE The Hermitage Years [ Mountain Guide ]

By: BOWIE, Nan , BOWIE , Mick ,

Price: £4.00

Publisher: SYDNEY, AH & AW REED: 1969

Seller ID: 122532

ISBN: 0589002198

Condition: Good


Good H/b in VG D/j.A Biography of an unassuming man of rare courage & humour - a yesteryear Australian Mountain, Guide Mick Bowie began this career in1929 at the Hermitage, Mount Cook In his lifetime he became an Australian legend; albeit a modest one. Mt Cook Alpine Region Map to end papers.illustrated 41 listed b/w plates.[ eggshell blue cloth Navy title block to spine, Ex-Library copy "the Mary Plaistowe Memorial Library" with usual library markings, stamps etc.tight bindings, No inscsp., pale edge fade-line, 2mm soft spine base & clelllotape out-line remains top & base over onto fr... View more info

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CHARLIE CHAPLIN His Life and Art

By: BOWMAN, WM Dodgson

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons Ltd: 1931

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 3784

Condition: VG


SCARCE Hard back 1st edition 1931.VG.142pp. buff boards+ red titles.Frontispiece; - The Kid by permission of The Picture Show. illustrated with 16 b/w photographic plates [listed]. 9 chpts.[ parents / childhood / America / film / Hollywood / women / films / friends ] book- tight binding, No inscsps, 2 minor foxing dot marks to btttm title page with light pale fox to endpapers.,vg. PLS See our images. View more info

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THE WOMAN I WAS BORN TO BE My Story

By: BOYLE , Susan

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Bantam Press / Transworld Publishers: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120324

ISBN: 0593066944

Condition: VG+


328pp.illustrated 41 plates mostly in Colour;1 sepia & few b/w.In April 2009 a modest middle-aged woman, from a village in Scotland, was catapulted to fame from a TV talent Show.From singing solo to performing with an orchestra ; - her record-breaking debut album. Autobiography;.told with her unfailing sense of humour [book No inscsp, tight binding] minor light creasetop edge to Dust Jacket, not price clipped. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover .Please see our actual images of the book offered for sale.[nb. tiny dot to front is to the protective cover not to the actual ... View more info

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In Quest of Hasted

By: Boyle, John , Fellow Soc. Antiquaries & Hon.Freeman City of Canterbury

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Chichester, Sussex, PHILLIMORE: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 6941

ISBN: 0850335574

Condition: Fine


FINE H/B.Near Fine D/j.1st. Blue boards with gilt lettering to spine. 146pp. 15 text illustrations + 8pp of photo. plts. Re-appraisal of Hasted, author of Hasted's History of Kent, in the light of discovery of his working papers and correspondence files. Edward Hasted Landowner & Etonian . (Book fine- no previous owner name or insc] Dust Jacket- non price clipped.minor spine fade.now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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JUDGE FOR YOURSELF

By: BRISTOW, Sir Peter , Queen's Bench Judge

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, WILLIAM KIMBER: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author.

Seller ID: 8946

ISBN: 0718306163

Condition: VG+


SIGNED Copy.VG+ H/b.VG D/j.1st ed.1986.PLEASE NOTE Abe has used OUR image; Please see Our images of the Actual book offered for sale. Memoirs of a Queens Bench Judge , Sir Peter Bristow, in which he recalls some of his early cases at the Bar - his 6 years in the RAF; and what those experiences taught him. 236pp. 23 b/w photo- plates.[ brown cloth gilt titles, Signed & inscribed by th author; No other inscsp. tight binding, clean throughout] Dust Jacket not price clipped, minor edgewear, sunned titles. View more info

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JOANNA SOUTHCOTT The Woman Clothed with the Sun

By: BROWN , Frances ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: CAMBRIDGE, The Lutterwirth Press: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122912

ISBN: 0718830180

Condition: VG


VG P/b [ Internal FINE ] no inscsp.Biography of the Devon Born Visionary & Prophet Joanna Southcott [ born 1750 ]; using previously undentified sources to give the definitive account of her life,writings & influence. Also identifying many of the previously elusive people, places & events.[ clean covers, tiny edgewear, light crease topRfront:illus by William blake ] Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info