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ESSAYS ON NATURAL HISTORY EDITED WITH A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR

By: CHARLES WATERTON / NORMAN MOORE , B.A.

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, FREDERICK WARNE AND CO: 1871

Seller ID: 123461

Condition: Very Good


FULL Red Morocco LEATHER a Fine Binding by Bickers and Son London with five raised bands, gilt compartments, gilt dec. framed upper and lower boards. 190 x 140 mm approx. Sewn two colour head and tail bands, gilt dentelles, marbled end papers. All edges of book block gilt. . iv + 632 pp. Portrait steel engraved frontis + 4 other unspecified full page steel engravings. Book consists of 136pp on the Life of the Author , Charles Waterton , by Norman Moore B.A., 62 essays , appendix 545- 617 being letters + index. VG (Colour rubbing / shelf wear to spine edges and extremities of boards. Ink prev... View more info

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SWINBURNE

By: CHEW , SAMUEL C

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1931

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 6637

Condition: G+


Thick format H/b 335pp. Algernon Charles Swinburne includes verse from The Prelude. Biography by SL Chew. illustrated 9 b/w plates , 8 chpts , Biblio a great poet's genius & achievements.Frontis; - Portrait of A C Swinburne [faded cloth clear gilt titles to book , minor edgewear top-tail spine cloth rub/fade. , ink inscsp to fep , personal "The Swinburne Library stamp" , from previous Swinburne collector, to rear. Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. View more info

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HOW DID I GET HERE FROM THERE?

By: CLAIRE RAYNER

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, VIRAGO: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 121492

ISBN: 1860499996

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED Copy.Maroon Boards with white titles to spine, 240 x 160 mm approx. (vi) + 434pp Illustrated with 16pp of b/w photo. plates. First Edition 1st Printing signed by the author in ink to the title page with no other inscription or previous owner name. Autobiography of the writer, broadcaster social campaigner and Matriarch Claire Rayner. Near Fine/Near Fine (Book- paper of book block a little tanned. No other notable defects. No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- non price clipped. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our images of the actual book offered for... View more info

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COCK-A-DOODLE-DO

By: COCHRAN , Charles B

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, J M DENT & Sons Ltd: 1941

Seller ID: 120362

Condition: VG


H/B+ D/J VG/Poor+.A Showman " who made Piccadilly Circus" "a delightful book , very different from ,conventional memoirs . lavish illustrations . most engaging " Profusely illustrated 40 Sepia photographic plates of productions & stars, 20th Century Theatre - Stage - famous Actors.22 chpts .His wide experience from Ibsen to Russian ballet - to cabaret & his young ladies .opera . famous friends . [ blue cloth with bright Gilt motif to front, navy title blocks bright Gilt titles to spine. small neat ink name to ffep [initial blank page] paper creamed, sound copy] in UNCOMMON Dust... View more info

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SALEM TO MOSCOW An Actor's Odyssey

By: COX , Brian

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, METHUEN London: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119735

ISBN: 0413628205

Condition: VG


H/b Dust Jacket VG/VG.1st ed.Famed Actor & a powerful character Brian Cox [ Stage/theatre & Film]- Manhunter / Hidden Agenda etc] autobiography covering 30 years from the 1980's.Titus , Lear , Nelson , Royal national Theatre , travelling here & abroad The Crucible at Moscow Art Theatre school.Prologue , ackns; 21 chpts.illustrated 22 b/w plates." powerful young Russians had pushed me into rediscovering the nexus of art in my life" [ black cloth gilt titles to book No inscsp, tight binding , paper has tanned to foredge] B/W photo illus D/j not price clipped, slight edgewear.no tears/cre... View more info

MOI BOY , Souvenirs D'enfance [ French Text ]

By: DAHL, ROALD

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Francaise / France, Gallimard: 1985

Seller ID: 11064

ISBN: 2070333930

Condition: Near Fine


Near FINE P/b.1985.French Text Childrens Folio Junior393.205pp+18pp publishers adverts. b/w Illustrations. The Story of a boy's childhood - the author's, Roald Dahl.[ Autobiography / Autobiographie] No notable defects, no inscsp, tight binding, clean throughout. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE LOST BOY

By: DAVE PELZER

Price: £8.50

Publisher: LONDON, ORION MEDIA: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121895

ISBN: 0752838709

Condition: Fine


Blue Boards with silver titles to spine, 205 x 140 mm approx. xii + 272 pp. First Edition 1st printing of the sequel to the international bestseller "A Child Called It" in which the author describes his life in foster care searching for the love of a family. A story of the triumph of human spirit over cruelty. Fine/Fine (Book- no previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- non price clipped In a removable proprietary protective sleeve. No defects to book or jacket). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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GOETHE: CONVERSATIONS AND ENCOUNTERS

By: DAVID LUKE & ROBERT PICK (EDITORS AND TRANSLATORS)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: LONDON, OSWALD WOLFF: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124264

Condition: Very Good


Blue Boards with gilt titles to spine, 220 x 140 mm approx. 264 pp. Portrait Frontis + 5 other illustrations as called for. Newly translated and arranged chronologically this collection is drawn from various sources including Eckermann, Chancellor von Muller, Riemer and Soret to form a balanced picture of Goethe, German Literature and Culture during his long life (1749-1832) VG/G (Book- mild general shelf wear. No previous owner name, insc. or annotations. Dust Jacket- colour rubbed to extremities and to face of panels with 5 mm approx nick to head of spine at rear fold. Price clipped. No oth... View more info

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THE HOUSE OF MARWAR The Story of Jodhpur

By: DHANANAJAYA SINGH

Price: £25.00

Publisher: NEW DELHI, ROLI BOOKS: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123512

ISBN: 8174360263

Condition: G+


Laminated illustrated card covers, 222pp. 16 b/w photos. The first intimate history of the royal house of Jodhpur, a stirring chronicle of the ruling Rathores of Marwar, whose colourful, extravagant, valorous and sometimes shameful deeds are vividly described "from the inside". (Quote from title page) . Written by the great great grandson of Jodhpur's celebrated HH Lt-Gen. Sir Pratap Singh. First published in 1994 the copy offered by us is a the first reprint of 1996. Good+ (Book- covers laminate rubbed with a little consequential colour loss mainly to fore edges + head and tail of spi... View more info

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THE WORKHOUSE AND THE WEALD

By: DOROTHY HATCHER A Union Child Born in the Workhouse

Price: £10.00

Publisher: RAINHAM KENT, MERESSBOROUGH BOOKS: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124528

ISBN: 0948193360

Condition: Near Fine


Orange Illustrated Card Covers, (Paperback) 210 x 150 mm approx. 122 pp + 4 pp of publisher's adverts.b/w photo frontis + 57 other b/w mainly photo.illustrations. The author tells of her life and recollections, Tenterden Workhouse, fostered, Maidstone- put into service- Eastbourne, WWII, hop picking, farm and country life- Sissinghurst, retirement -Cranbrook Kent. Near Fine ( No previous owner name or insc. No notable defects). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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A LEWES DIARY 1916-1944

By: DUDENEY, MRS HENRY CROOK DIANA (Ed)

Price: £65.00

Publisher: LEWES, TARTARUS PRESS: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed Copy

Seller ID: 10128

ISBN: 1872621333

Condition: VG+


An Editor SIGNED Copy , Black boards with gilt lettering to spine, x + 254pp. Edited by Diana Crook these are the diaries of Alice Dudeney, a well known novelist of her day and husband of the celebrated mathematician and "Puzzle King" Henry Dudeney and which were banned from publication for nearly forty years because of their revelations about herself and her neighbours in her home town of Lewes Sussex. No 53 of a limited edition of 250 hardback copies signed by the editor Diana Crook. VG+/VG+ (Book- no previous owner name or inscription. Dust Jacket- non price clipped. In proprietary ... View more info

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SHAM TO ROCK Growing Up in Forties and Fifties Dublin a Memoir

By: DUFFY , GABRIEL

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Ireland, Aengus Books: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 10117

ISBN: 0954486803

Condition: Fine-


SIGNED COPY FINE P/b.1st ed. A Memoir by Gabriel Duffy of 1940's - 50's Dublin , Ireland. Great observation of people & places - an account of the 1st 17 yrs of the author' life - breaking free from the gloom & doom of many Irish autobiographies:- humour , seering honesty & unabashed; with meticulous researched chapters[ from birth Dublin 1942 - to - delinquency & 1st job ] - radio , films , powerful external influences. Signed & inscribed by author on title page. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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I'M STILL HERE

By: EARTHA KITT

Price: £85.00

Publisher: LONDON, SIDGWICK & JACKSON: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 123787

ISBN: 0283997729

Condition: Very Good


Blue Boards with gilt titles to spine, 240 x 160 mm approx. viii +280 pp. 50 b/w photos on 24 glossy plates. First Edition 1st printing of the autobiography of the versatile actress singer and dancer Eartha Mae Kitt who rose to stardom from her humble background of abject poverty and racial abuse in South Carolina. She describes her life in six words "Rejected, Ejected, Dejected, Used, Accused, Abused but adds she has not lived a life of regret. The copy offered by us is signed by her in blue ink to the title page. VG/VG (Book- Boards - tide mark to top margin of boards from a liquid spill... View more info

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LAURENCE HOUSMAN The Artist & The Critic Series Vol 1

By: ENGEN , Rodney

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Stroud, CATALPA Press Ltd: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119870

ISBN: 0904995046

Condition: Fine


R Engen has published 8 books on 19th c. British illustration.The intention of this Artist-Biographies series is to reprint key critical articles, reviews & assesments alongside a biographical essay.Profusely illustrated in b/w with 8 Full-page in Colour. 5 Appendices include Wood Engravings by Clemence Houseman.[ dark green cloth gilt titles to book in Fine condition, no inscsp] illus Dust Jacket not clipped with small colour rubbed/loss to top rear approx 10x2mm. now in clear proprietary removable protective cover. PLease see our image View more info

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OSCAR WILDE A PRESENT TIME APPRAISAL

By: ERVINE , ST JOHN

Price: £7.00

Publisher: LONDON, ALLEN & UNWIN: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 654

Condition: VG


Green cloth with black lettering to spine.336pp + 6 of publisher's adverts. An absorbing biography in which Ervine set out to judge Wilde not as a subject for pity or reproach, but as a Writer and especially as a Dramatist. Book clean - no insc. It has the usual brown band on the feps between the d/j flap and the spine associated with books of this age and very slight foxing to fore edges of pages. Attractive book plate to pasted down fep. The Dust Jacket is in exceptional condition - not price clipped 5mm closed tear to rear bottom spine fold and very slight foxing to rear flap at fore edge o... View more info

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A LITTLE LEARNING THE FIRST VOLUME OF AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

By: EVELYN WAUGH

Price: £12.00

Publisher: LONDON, CHAPMAN & HALL: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123961

Condition: Near Fine


Grey Cloth Boards with silver titles to spine, 225 x 150 mm approx. [vi] + 234 pp. Frontis + 11 other illustrations all as called for. First Edition 1st printing of Waugh's first volume of his autobiography which covers:- Family, childhood, education at Lancing Sussex, Oxford and ends with an account of his experiences as a schoolmaster at a private school in North Wales. Near Fine/Near Fine ( No shelf wear or soiling to boards, Previous owner name, place and year to front free end paper. Foyles bookseller label to front paste down. No notable defects. Dust jacket - no notable defects and non ... View more info

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LIVING DANGEROUSLY The Autobiography of Ranulph Fiennes

By: FIENNES , Sir Ranulph , O.B.E. Mountaineer

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan London Ltd: 1987

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 123762

ISBN: 0333444175

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED Copy.Near FINE H/b.Near Fine D/j.." My admiration for Ran is unbounded and thank God he exists.The world would be a duller place without him" HRH Prince Charles. 263pp.260x195mm.illus. 11 Maps with Colour & b/w photo- plates. Sir Ranulph Twisleton - Wykeham Fiennes OBE 3rd Baronet. A very candid look inside the mind, with the achievements , of Ran Fiennes who is also a gifted author.He was the First to reach both Poles by Surface, the First to cross Antarctic unsupported , a receiver of the Sultan of Oman's Bravery Medal , the first , & only, person Awarded 2 Clasps the Polar & ... View more info

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BEYOND THE LIMITS The Lessons learned from a Lifetime's Adventures

By: FIENNES , Sir Ranulph , O.B.E. Mountaineer & Explorer

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Little , Brown & Co.: 2004

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 123753

ISBN: 0316854581

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED Copy.Large H/b in D/j.2004. ." My admiration for Ran is unbounded and thank God he exists.The world would be a duller place without him" HRH Prince Charles.Colour illustrated. 260x200mm.224pp. Sir Ranulph Twisleton - Wykeham Fiennes OBE 3rd Baronet. First person to reach both poles by surface / First to cross Antarctic unsupported , Receiver Sultan of Oman's bravery medal , First and only person awarded 2 clasps - Polar , Arctic and Antarctic , has led over 30 expeditions , First polar circumnavigation of the earth etc etc - most recent clime the Eiger - a real life "supe... View more info

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SHACKLETON with Drawings by W E How Who Served with the Endurance Expedition

By: FISHER , Margery , FISHER , James , HOW , W E ,

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, BARRIE Books Ltd / Barrie & Rockliff: 1957

Seller ID: 123071

Condition: Very Good


VG H/b.VG-D/j.Book Society Rec.Thick format 560pp.Epic Biography / History.112 illus.+ Maps." so magnificently interesting that it is difficult to imagine a rival to it as the most compelling of all Biographies of Adventure " Guardian." Unforgettable moments in the Antarctic and nearer home " Times.fUrther quotes include;-" will become a standard work " all teachers would be wise to read this book " " it will be a long time before this book is superceded as the authoritive life ." Sir Raymond Priestly- nature. [ Nimrod , Endurance , Antarctic Hero.] New Cheap Edition 15/- [navy boards Gilt tit... View more info

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THE LIFE OF DYLAN THOMAS by the Authorized Biographer By the Trustees

By: FITZGIBBON , CONSTANTINE ,

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Boston, USA, Little Brown & Co / Atlantic Monthly Press: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 824

Condition: VG


Thick format 370pp. blackcloth+gilt lettering.VG/Good.1st USA edition1965.illustrated with 11 b/w photographs. Appendices of Radio broadcasts, Film scripts , Lectures and Readings by Dylan Thomas. Attributed as being the Definitive biography of Dylan Thomas by authorized author, by the trustees, C Fitzgibbon. The unhappy genius, the man, his problems and his poetry [a heavy book - a sound copy, no inscsp, light fox tanning to endpapers & foredge] Dust Jacket light markings, is price clipped, edgewear 3 closed tears of 25, 10 & 5mm approx respectively, laminate at hinge fold rubbed & crazed on ... View more info