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DR BARNARDO Lives to Remember

By: FORD , Donald

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Adam & Charles Black: 1958

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8870

Condition: VG+


VG+/VG .1st ed.Lives to Remember series.Early 20th century , Victorian era ,Biography.- the outcast street children , homeless , East End , London , Dr Barnardo first taught in a "ragged school" in Dublin , moved to London where his true mission became clear . .Author by D Ford who has understanding heightened by his intimate knowledge of the problems of social work.illustrated by R Kennedy in line.95pp. [ marron cloth+ silver titles No inscsp.,tight binding , light fox to margins of last 2 pages only ] Dust Jacket not price clipped , 6s 6d , very minor edgewear top spine , bit grubby ... View more info

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MAUPASSANT

By: FRANCIS STEEGMULLER

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, COLLINS: 1950

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120896

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth boards with gilt tiles to spine.220 x 150 mm approx. 384 pp. b/w Photo. Portrait Frontis. Scholarly Biography of French writer Henri-Rene-Albert-Guy de Maupassant who's genius bought him into personal touch with the most brilliant figures of his day; Flaubert, Henry James, Turgenev, Paul Bourget, George Sands etc yet his tastes and curiosity led him into the depths of both Paris and his native Normandy to associate with suburban roughs and prostitutes. Born in a Chateau he was to die in a "madhouse". VG/G (Book- Gilt titles dulled. Previous owner name and date to front free e... View more info

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LUCIE DUFF GORDON A Passage to Egypt , 1850's

By: FRANK , Katherine , PhD English Lit.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton Ltd: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120135

ISBN: 024113014x

Condition: Fine


H/b D/j FINE/VG+.1st ed.13579108642,.Married to Sir Alexander Duff Gordon Lucie mixed in high Society - Charles Dickens,Thackeray, Caryles, Tennyson,etc. - travelled to Eygpt - and remained. She wrote of the real Arabian nights, the injustices of Turkish rule.- here she was re-born. 399pp.illustrated 27 b/w photographic plates. biographer K Frank PhD English Lit.[ acclaimed author of Emily Bronte etc] & university teacher. Book near fine with foredge only light fox spotting starting.No inscsp.tigt binding. [ Dust Jacket not price clipped, £17.99 in 1994. white spine & rear very minor handling... View more info

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THE LIFE OF JOHN CLARE

By: FREDERICK MARTIN

Price: £75.00

Publisher: LONDON, MACMILLAN & Co Ltd: 1865

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 123786

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED Copy.Green Cloth Boards with gilt titles and floral roundel to upper board. 200 x 145 mm approx. viii + 302 pp. First Edition 1865 of this respected biography of John Clare who rose from lowly stock in the garb of a farm labourer in Helpton Northants to be hailed as the English Burns with no limit on the applause bestowed upon him by critics and admirers. He was not spoiled by his fame but soon forgotten he died at the age of 60 in poverty and neglect. The copy offered by us has recently been subject to restoration work having been re-backed with a close match book cloth,the back re-glu... View more info

DESERT CALLING the Story of Charles De Foucauld

By: FREMANTLE , Anne , University Lecturer

Price: £9.95

Publisher: London, HOLLIS & CARTER: 1950

Seller ID: 8422

Condition: VG


H/b+D/j.VG/Gd.1950 2nd imp. Died a Martyr in 1916 -French Aristocrat & Professioanl Soldier, Charles de Foucauld 's Extraordinary life [ - Morocco disguised as a Jew - Islam - Trappist Order - monks - Ben Abbis in Algeria - one of the founders of France in Africa - etc] Author A Fremantle educated Lady Margaret Hall , Oxford / London School Economics- current University Lecturer. illustrated 7 Sepia plates + Maps to end papers.English text.[ blue cloth black titles book mild edge & spine fade , tight bindings , No inscsp ] Dust Jacket not price clipped , 21s , darker brown to spine not effecti... View more info

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GENERAL GORDON THE CHRISTIAN SOLDIER & HERO

By: G.BARNET SMITH

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, S.W.PARTRIDGE & CO: 1898

Seller ID: 124399

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth boards with blocked illustrations and gilt and black titles.190 x 130 mm approx. Publisher's original lilac foliage end papers, 160pp + 24 p illustrated publisher's catalogue. Frontis + numerous unspecified illustrations some full page and others in text. Chapter head and tail pieces. 1898 ( Twelfth Thousand). An edition written for children/young adults in an attractive Victorian decorative cloth binding and which covers his career in the Crimea, Armenia, China, India, Cape Colony, Palestine and Egypt as well as his early life in Gravesend and the defence of Khartoum for which he... View more info

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CALLAS La DIVINA Art that Conceals Art REVISED & ENLARGED

By: GALATOPOULOS , Stelios

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, J M DENT & Sons Ltd: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 6580

Condition: Near Fine


Near FINE H/b in VG D/j.1st ed thus Revised & Enlarged.- Revised ed.1966.Biography of Famous Opera Singer by Greek born author & Broadcaster - University London - his interest in Mdm Callas began back in 1947 - he has been to 250 different performances - has seen Madam Callas over 100 times in performance. illustrated 14 pages b/w plates - great photographs of Maria in many of her leading roles .218pp.[ green cloth+ gilt titles , No inscsp. book Fine but foredge starting to fox tan ] ust Jacket price clipped , small edgewear colour fade/rub/loss.Please see our actual image of the book offered ... View more info

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GARRAWAY FATHER and SON Two Railway Careers

By: GARRAWAY , Allan ,

Price: £7.95

Publisher: Midhurst, MIDDLETON PRESS / MP: 1985

Edition: Ist Edition

Seller ID: 120641

ISBN: 0906520207

Condition: VG+


Laminated H/b VG+. No inscsp.1st ed.Two generations of Railwaymen. 158pp.Illustrated with many b/w photos+ in-line Diagrams.[ earlier times - Palestine / LNER /Cambridge / Lincoln / Doncaster - 1951 Festival of Britain / Military occupied Germany / Disasters ATC Assis./ Wales / Ffestiniog / Tanybwich / Eastern region / Talyllyn / Ffestiniog / Scottish steam] book Fine throughout, tight binding [ red/white photo illus cover near Fine - miniscule tiny corner dot rub-wear; minor laminate wrinkle to back .( no d/j as issued ) Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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GEORGE WASHINGTON'S WORLD

By: GENEVIEVE FOSTER

Price: £30.00

Publisher: NEW YORK, CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS: 1946

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 123920

Condition: Fair


SIGNED Copy.Blue Buckram Cloth Boards with white titles to spine and hour glass and dates to front board. 260 x 194 mm approx. x + 348 pp. 1946 Reprint. Life and times of George Washington written and illustrated for children by the Newberry Medal nominated American Illustrator and writer. The copy offered by us is signed by her in ink to the half title page with no other inscription. Fair no d/j (Book - Heavy wear to cloth, Cracks to end papers- mull holding. Previous owner gilt blocked name to bottom corner of front board and printed ink name and address label of same to top corner of tit... View more info

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WILDERNESS JOURNEYINGS AND GRACIOUS DELIVERANCES Autobiogrphy

By: GEORGE MOCKFORD Minister of the Gospel at Heathfield, Sussex

Price: £25.00

Publisher: HEATHFIELD, ISAAC MOCKFORD: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124460

Condition: Very Good


Black Cloth Boards with gilt titles to front board. 185 x 125 mm approx. [iv] + 96 pp. Autobiography of George Mockford (1826- 1899). Born in Southerham, South Malling, Lewes he was taken from school at the age of 10 to help his father as a shepherd boy on the South Downs and the first few chapters recount his experiences engaged in farm work. At the age of about seventeen he experienced a calling whilst on the Downs which troubled him. He married the daughter of the organist at his local church moved to Brighton; attended St Peter's Church; worked thereafter selling milk but fell upon even ha... View more info

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BATTLEFIELDS OF LIFE

By: GODDARD , Fred ,

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Lewes , Sussex, The Book Guild Ltd: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119961

ISBN: 1857764269

Condition: Fine


H/b+ Dust Jacket FINE/FINE.1st ed.[ Autobiogrphy ] the Battlefields of Fred Goddard's life - born 1916 , Haywards Heath Sussex / served in the TankU unit in WW2 - in France North Africa - was wounded became prisoner of war - laterly ran his own Sussex Plumbing Firm in Haywards Heath.[ no inscsp book fine] fine D/j not price clipped , £15.95 .- as new - in clear proprietary protective cover. PLS See our image View more info

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BRIGHTON BEACH to BENGAL BAY The Adventures of a Young Man in the Thirties London and Wartime India

By: GOLDMAN , Leonard ,

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Bright0n , Sussex, Privately Published by Author: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121910

ISBN: 0953059316

Condition: G+


G+ P/b. [Internal FINE]The Life of a Soldier as a young man in 1930's London and war-time India.Internal book block Fine.No inscsp.However unfortunate creasing & slight pale marks to Laminate covers.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE REVEREND WILLIAM GILPIN VICAR OF BOLDRE 1777-1804 [ Hampshire ]

By: GRAHAM S. BOWEN

Price: £5.00

Publisher: LYMINGTON , Hampshire, ST BARBE MUSEUM: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123174

Condition: Near Fine


Illustrated card wraps (Stapled Paperback) 210 x 145 mm approx. 32pp. Frontis + 11 b/w illustrations. Short biography on the life and work of William Gilpin populariser of the picturesque movement in art who was the model on which Rowlandson based the Dr Syntax satirical series. Near Fine ( Covers- clean with no notable sign of shelf wear or soiling. No previous owner name or insc. Binding sound). Please see our images of the actual item offered for sale. View more info

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THE MEANING of HITLER

By: HAFFNER , Sebastian , Freelance Writer , Former Observer Correspondent in Germany

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122938

ISBN: 0297775723

Condition: VG


VG H/b.VG D/j.1st.Unique in departing from traditional chronological treatment of Hitler's life; written with a brilliance & provocative insight that is rear, Sebastian Haffner emerges after this book as one of the most significant interpreter of contemporary history. His summing up of Hitler, the order that he built & the world that he destroyed , will rank as a Masterpiece.[Military History/Biography]translated by Edwald Osers. Set out in 7 parts:- Life / Achievements / Successes / Misconceptions / Mistakes / Crimes / Betrayal.[ red cloth gilt titles, clean throughout, mild fox to end papers... View more info

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HENRIETTA MARIA

By: HAMILTON , Elizabeth , MA

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton Ltd: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120354

ISBN: 0241893364

Condition: VG+


VG+/VG.290pp.1st printing.E Hamilton MA. - Author, Teacher & Lecturer. this is her 4th Biography of a famous historic person.Marie de Medici , Queen of france , wife of Henry V111, gave birth to her 6th child at the Palace de Louvre 1609 - christened her Henriette-Marie.- by her 16th birtday she was known by the name of Henrietta Marie & was married to Charles 1.Well written & researched illustrated with 34 b/w plates.[ apart from end papers & foredge tanning book is Fine, no inscsp, tight binding] Dust Jacket not price clipped,light even spine fade.same paper tan to rear.tiny dot col. loss/ru... View more info

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THE QUEST for RADOVAN KARADZIC FACT

By: HAWTON , Nick , Correpondent

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 118330

ISBN: 0091925681

Condition: Fine


FINE. 1st P/b ed. 24681097531. no inscsp. illustrated 8 pages b/w photographic plates. War Criminial R Karadzic by Corespondent Nick Hawthorn. [ The Balkans ]For more than a decade Europe's most wanted man. 15 chpts. 226pp. 235x150mm. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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CAVOUR

By: HEARDER, H

Price: £1.00

Publisher: LONDON, THE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 117790

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated stapled card wraps,215x135mm approx. 32pp, 4 b/w illust. + map. No G.80 in the Historical Association General Series. Short study of the life of Camillo di Cavour, his place in history and Piedmontese (The Kingdom of Sardinia). VG (Booklet- no previous owner name, insc nor annotations. A little light rubbing/ shelf soiling to covers). Please see our image of the actual item offered for sale. View more info

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MAN RAY 1890 - 1976 [ Taschen Icons ]

By: HEITING , Manfred , Editor , BRETON , Andre , Personal Portrait , L'ECOTAS , Emmanuelle De , Essay

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Koln / London, TASCHEN: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124240

ISBN: 3836507986

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in FINE D/j. 190pp.200x145mm. ColoUr & b/w plates to all pages. In 3 languages French English German? [ no inscsp., not clipped ] [ NB camera flash has lightened image ] Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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REMBRANDT

By: HENRIETTE L.T.DE BEAUFORT (GEORGE CLARK- TRANSLATOR)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: LONDON, ALLAN WINGATE: 1959

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author.

Seller ID: 119569

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED Copy by author.Black cloth boards with gilt titles and monograph to front panel.200 x 155mm approx. 134 nos.pp Frontis portrait + 18 other b/w illustrations as called for. Much acclaimed biography of the Dutch Artist Rembrandt van Rijn by a well respected writer who should perhaps be best remembered by her work in assisting Jewish children to escape to Switzerland in the 1930's through the provision of false papers when at a children's home in Oberstdorf Bavaria then owned and operated by her and known as Hohes Licht. The book we are privileged to offer for sale is signed by her in ink ... View more info

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THE LONE SWALLOWS And Other Essays of Boyhood and Youth

By: HENRY WILLIAMSON

Price: £8.00

Publisher: LONDON, G.P.PUTNAM'S SONS: 1937

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 121749

Condition: Very Good


Apple Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and gilt blocked owl publisher's device to front panel. 190 x 130 mm approx. xvi + 244pp. Frontis + 23 other full page wood engravings and other chapter head and tail pieces by Charles Tunnicliffe RA CBE . First published in 1922 additional essays were added and some revised for the illustrated edition of 1933 of which the copy now offered by us is the reprint of 1937. VG (Book- Mild shelf rubbing and general soiling to cloth which has bubbled slightly towards fore edge of front board and titles dulled. Light foxing to end papers with faded in... View more info