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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become a standard work " all teachers would be wise to read this book " " it will be a long time before this book is superceded as the authoriti... 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 markin... View more info

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 , li... View more info

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A SWINBURNE ANTHOLOGY Verse Drama Prose Criticism , With a Biographical Introduction

By: FOSS, Kenelm , SWINBURNE , Algernon ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, The Richard Press: 1955

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 117807

Condition: Near Fine


Near FINE H/b.VG D/j.1st.This is the first Swinburne anthology to be published [ Verse, drama, prose, criticism]. Biographical intro; by K Foss.254pp.200x130mm [red cloth + black titles, No defects other than a private owner's Swinburne stamp to blank end-paper] Dust Jacket price-clipped, still a reasonably clean and tidy cover with minor edgewear. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 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 ... 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 spott... 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 ... 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... 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; ... View more info

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ROYALTY, RELIGION AND RATS! An Autobiographical Scrap-book Miscellany

By: GEORGIE WOOD

Price: £12.00

Publisher: BURNLEY LANCS., Privately Published: 1963

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 122303

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED Copy.Red cloth boards with gilt titles to spine.[iv]+ 256pp.15 b/w photos + 2 other illustrations. Autobiography of the Music Hall and Vaudeville performer Wee Georgie Wood (1894-1979) who at 4'9" embraced his diminutive stature in his career and is probably best known for the Mother & Son double act with Dolly Harmer "Mrs Robinson and Her Son". Published in a Llimited edition of 2,000 signed copies to raise money for a variety of charities including t... View more info

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MENGELE THE COMPLETE STORY

By: GERALD L.POSNER , Recognised as the World leading Authority on Mengle , & JOHN WARE Documentary author of The Hunt for Mengle

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, MACDONALD- QUEEN ANNE PRESS: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123132

ISBN: 0356125785

Condition: Very Good


Red boards with silver titles to spine, 240 x 155 mm approx. xx + 364pp. 41 b/w photo. illustrations on 16 plates. Dr Josef Mengele, the notorious Nazi war criminal who sent thousands of prisoners to their deaths in the gas chambers of Auschwitz and conducted horrifically cruel experiments on hundreds of other, disappeared after the Second World War and was not re-discovered until 1985 when his corpse was exhumes in South America. A comprehensive study which seeks to sep... View more info

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THE SCHOOLGIRL ETHIC THE LIFE AND WORK OF ANGELA BRAZIL

By: GILLIAN FREEMAN , Reading Universiry [ English Literature & Philosophy ]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: LONDON, ALLEN LANE: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123152

ISBN: 071390741X

Condition: Fine


Orange Boards with silver blocked titles and ornaments to spine. 230 x 140 mm approx. 160 pp. 21 b/w illustrations on 12pp of plates as called for. The life and works of Coventry's own "Angela Brazil" who still retains a place in popular culture as influential as any schoolboy comic or clubland hero with titles such as A Terrible Tombiy, Queen of the Dormitory, The Fortunes of Plilippa, A Patriotic Schoolgirl etc. With a bibliography of the author's works including magaz... 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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WINGED VICTORY The Story of AMY JOHNSON

By: GREY , Elizabeth ,

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Constable Young Books Ltd: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120917

Condition: Very Good


h/b+D/j VG/VG.1st ed.Famous Solo Female Pilot Amy Johnson biography by biographer E Grey.Set in 2 parts;- The Steep Ascent & The Far Horizon. May 1930 27 yr old Amy set off in her Tiger Moth Bi-plane, in an open cockpit. Nineteen and a half days later she was in Australia, During the 30's she went on to beak record after record. [ black cloth gilt titles No inscsp. tight binding, fox tan 1st few pages & foredge] illus Dust Jacket not price clipped, 15 s, & slighter erase... View more info

FIRE UNDER THE SNOW TESTIMONY OF A TIBETAN PRISONER

By: GYATSO, PALDEN

Price: £4.50

Publisher: LONDON, HARVILL PRESS: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8793

ISBN: 1860461166

Condition: Fine


FINE in VG+ D/j. -book as new.1st ed.Palden Gyatso - born 1933 - became a monk & Survived 33 years imprisonment - escaped Chinese occupied Tibet in 1992. In 1955 he gave evidence at the UN Commission on Human Rights, Geneva - he had hidden & kept the the instruments that were used to torture. This powerful text is irrefutable testimony to the appalling suffering of the Tibetan nation at the hands of the Chinese illustrated 2 Maps & 11 b/w photographic plates. 232pp.Biogr... 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 ... 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 Fin... View more info

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OUT OF TOWN A Life Relived on Television

By: HARGREAVES , JACK ,

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Wimborne, Dovecote Press: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123050

ISBN: 0946159467

Condition: Near Fine


Near FINE P/b.1st.Author's autobiographical portrait of a rural childhood and country matters [ T V Series ran for 25 yrs ] , from a farming background [ rural life , skills , field sports , everyday life , characters . ] illus 19 b/w plates.145pp.215x135mm [ laminated p/b, No inscsp , tight binding , fine throughout] covers clean with light wear. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info