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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 exception... 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 fro... 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 Antarc... 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 o... 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 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

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MINT ON THE WINDOW-SILL

By: FLORENCE MAYOR

Price: £10.00

Publisher: CHICHESTER, QUENTIN NELSON: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123766

ISBN: 0901634123

Condition: Good


Yellow card covers with black titles and b/w line illustration, (sewn paperback) 210 x 135 mm approx. 36pp 8 reproductions of quaint pencil drawings by K.B. who wished to remain anonymous. Recollections by the author - born in 1917 in Lion Street Chichester Sussex. Cobbler's Shop and shopping, The Cattle Market, Basin Road, The Lamplighter, Old Southgate, Gardens and Allotments, The Canal Bank, Schools, Sloe Fair, The Library, Churches, Early Radio and the Cinema, Prio... 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

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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 of... 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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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... 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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ALL MEN ARE BROTHERS Life and thoughts of Mahatma Ghandi as Told in hIs Own Words

By: GHANDI , Mahatma ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: PARIS, UNESCO: 1958

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123888

Condition: VG


VG P/b.1st ed.1st print.[ Autobiographical / Religion & Truth / Ahimsa or the Way of Non-Violence / Self-Discipline / International Peace / man & machine / Poverty amidst Plenty / Democracy & the people / Education / Women etc] Gloss; Sources; select Biblio ;illus. b/w photo-plates ,196pp , , 190x140mm.[ tight binding, no inscsp. Fine throughout , not clipped, paper creamed ] cover minor handling & edge-wear. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 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