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Francis Chantrey, Donkey Boy And Sculptor
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Francis Chantrey, Donkey Boy And Sculptor

By Armitage, Harold

London: Mills and Boon. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1915. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Missing DJ if issued, light sunning to spine, corners lightly bumped, ink gift message before half title, newspaper cuttings laid in, minor foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block. ; First edition, first printing with no other printings listed, 1915. Brown cloth boards with black decoration to front, and lettering to front and spine, with publisher's colophon to rear. ; B&W Illustrations; 196 pages; Biography of the leading portrait sculptor of Regency era Britain. .

$20.07

I Leap over the Wall A Return to the World after 28 Years in a Convent
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I Leap over the Wall A Return to the World after 28 Years in a Convent

By Baldwin, Monica

London: Hamish Hamilton. Very Good- in Poor dust jacket. 1957. Sixteenth Printing. Hardcover. Spine section missing from laid in unclipped DJ with some additional shelf wear and tear, corners lightly bumped, some foxing to edges of reading blocke. ; Sixteenth impression, June 1957. Maroon cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Nice tight copy, no names inside. Heavy book and priced accordingly. ; B&W Photographs; 312 pages; The dark days of the Second World War were possibly not the best time for a woman to leave the convent and return to the world she had last seen before the previous war. Struggling with clothing coupons, and the need to support herself, the niece of the ex-Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin writes with wit and insight about her unusual situation. .

$16.72

Seretse Khama And The Bamangwato
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Seretse Khama And The Bamangwato

By Mockford, Julian

London: Staples Press. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1950. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Ex-Library . Ex W. H. Smith Library copy with usual paste downs and marks inside. Missing DJ, corners lightly bumped and rubbed, some foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block, some water staining to top edge. ; First edition, first printing with no other printings listed, 1950. Brown cloth boards with faded gilt lettering to spine, map endpapers. Nice tight copy, no names inside. Heavy book and priced accordingly. ; B&W Photographs; 240 pages; The story of the Prince and his ordinary bride, who married in the teeth of disapproving parents on both sides. But the English typist from London loved her African husband, and their love story survived, as the country which would become Botswana changed around them. .

$23.42

The Duchess of Windsor
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The Duchess of Windsor

By Bloch, Michael

London: Phoenix Illustrated. Very Good+. 1997. Reprint; First Printing. Paperback. Minor shelf wear, slight foxing to edges of reading block. ; First printing in this edition with no other printings listed. Self wraps. Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside. Cover design uncredited. Heavy book and priced accordingly. ; Photographs; 240 pages; Why was the birth of Wallis never recorded? Was she born intersex? How did she bewitch the future king of England? .

$20.07

John Ruskin An Illustrated Life of John Ruskin, 1819-1900
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John Ruskin An Illustrated Life of John Ruskin, 1819-1900

By Dearden, James S.

Aylesbury, Bucks: Shire Publications. Very Good. 1973. First Edition; First Printing. Paperback. Light shelf and edge wear, sticker ghost and crease to rear cover. ; First edition, first printing with no other printings listed, June 1973. Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside. Cover artwork uncredited. ; Shire Lifelines Series; Vol. 15; B&W Illustrations and Photographs; 48 pages; Short biography of one of the most prolific and prophetic writers of the nineteenth-century. .

$6.68

Portrait Of A Country Artist C F Tunnicliffe RA 1901-1979
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Portrait Of A Country Artist C F Tunnicliffe RA 1901-1979

By Niall, Ian.

London: Book Club Asscoiates. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1980. Reprint; First Printing. Hardcover. Book Club Edition . Some shelf wear to unclipped DJ with small ding to fore edge of front and some sunning to spine, corners lightly bumped. ; Book club edition BCA CN9466. First printing in this edition with no other printings listed. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Large format heavy book and priced accordingly. ; B&W and Colour Illustrations; 160 pages; A comprehensive visual biography of the life and work of C F Tunnicliffe, one of the greatest wildlife artists of the twentieth century. .

$16.72

Blond Venus A Life of Marlene Dietrich
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Blond Venus A Life of Marlene Dietrich

By Frewin, Leslie

London: MacGibbon & Kee. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1955. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Missing DJ, corners lightly bumped, slight sunning to spine and top edge of rear board, light foxing to end papers and edges of reading block. ; First edition, first printing with no other printings listed. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and to spine. Nice tight copy, no names inside. ; B&W Photographs; 160 pages; Early biography of the life and work of German-American screen legend Marlene Dietrich including a filmography from 1923 through to 1952. Focuses largely on the public life and career of Dietrich, her private life was carefully guarded and, although described in the book, later biographies would paint a much fuller picture. Illustrated with several B&W photographs. .

$26.76

Captain of the Queen
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Captain of the Queen

By Arnott, Robert H. ; Smith, Ronald L.

Sevenoaks, Kent: New English Library. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 1982. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Light shelf wear to unclipped DJ with ink name to front fly, flt shadows to endpapers, corners lightly bumped, light foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block. ; First edition, first printing with no other printings listed. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Nice tight copy. DJ design by Ian Hughes. ; B&W Photographs; 336 pages; Autobiography of the man, affectionately known as Captain Bob, who first went to sea as a midshipman with the Blue Funnel Line at the age of seventeen, and whose career culminated in becoming the Captain of the most famous passenger liner of the day. .

$16.72

The Flying Scotsman
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The Flying Scotsman

By Magnusson, Sally

London: Quartet Books. Good+. 1982. Sixth Printing. Paperback. Ex-Library . Ex library copy with usual stamps and marks inside, covers protected by clear self adhesive film. Some edge and shelf wear, light foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block. ; Sixth printing, 1983. Nice tight copy, no names inside. Cover photos from David Puttnam's Chariots of Fire. ; B&W Photographs; 192 pages; Biography of the Scottish runner, Eric Liddell, who gave up a chance for an Olympic gold medal because of his religious principles, as told in Chariots of Fire. But that wasn't the end of the story Liddell went on to become a missionary in China where he was taken prisoner by the invading Japanese. .

$6.68

Mr Nice
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Mr Nice

By Marks, Howard

London: Minerva. Good+. 1997. Reprint; Eleventh Printing. Paperback. Light reading creases and shelf wear, paper edge toned with some foxing to edges of reading block. ; Eleventh printing. Nice tight copy, no names inside. Heavy book and priced accordingly. ; B&W Photographs; 480 pages; During the mid 1980s Howard Marks had forty-three aliases, eighty-nine phone lines and owned twenty-five companies throughout the world. At the height of his career he was smuggling consignments of up to thirty tons of marijuanna, and had contact with organisations as diverse as MI6, the CIA, the IRA and the Mafia. He was busted and sentenced to twenty-five years in prison at the Terre Haute Penitentiary, Indiana. He was released in April 1995 after serving seven years of his sentence. Autobiography told with humour, charm and candour. .

$6.68

Enchanted Cornwall Her Pictorial Memoir
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Enchanted Cornwall Her Pictorial Memoir

By Maurier, Daphne Du

London: Guild Publishing. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1990. Reprint; Third Printing. Hardcover. Book Club Edition . Minor shelf wear to unclipped DJ. ; Guild CN5453. Third printing, 1990. White cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside, appears unread and near as new. DJ design uncredited. Heavy large format book and priced accordingly. ; Photographs; 192 pages; A personal pictorial memoir of Cornwall by one of its most noted authors, completed shortly before her death in 1989. .

$23.42

From Crow-Scaring to Westminster An Autobiography
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From Crow-Scaring to Westminster An Autobiography

By Edwards, George

London: The National Union of Agricultural Workers. Very Good. 1957. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Paperback. Minor shelf and edge wear, slight grime to front cover. ; First printing in this edition with no other printings listed. Stiff card covers. Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside, appears unread. ; B&W Photographs; 240 pages; Autobiography of the MP and founder of the National Union of Agricultural Workers specially reproduced, in the format of the original 1922 first edition, to mark the Golden Jubilee of the N. U. A. W. .

$20.07

Papillon
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Papillon

By Charriere, Henri

London: Panther. Good+. 1975. Reprint; Thirteenth Printing. Paperback. Mass Market PB . Light reading creases and shelf wear, original owner name and date to top of front endpaper, paper starting to tone at edges with some foxing. ; Thirteenth printing, 1975. Nice tight copy. Translated frpm the original French by Patrick O'Brian. Heavy book and priced accordingly. ; 560 pages; Sent to the penal colony of French Guiana for a murder he didn't do, Charriere, nicknamed Papillon, made his first escape six weeks after arriving. When he was eventually recaptured he was sent to the notorious Devil's Island from which no one had ever escaped, but Papillon hadn't been there before.... .

$6.13

Kathleen Ferrier 1912-1953 A Memoir
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Kathleen Ferrier 1912-1953 A Memoir

By Cardus, Neville (editor)

London: Hamish Hamilton. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1954. Fourth Printing. Hardcover. Missing DJ, corners lightly bumped and rubbed, black marker pen initials to inside front cover and endpaper and to front cover of DJ taped internally to reverse of front endpaper, rear endpaper stuck to inside rear cover, paper edge toned. ; Fourth impression, November 1954. Red cloth boards with faded gilt lettering to black spine panel. Good reading copy, no names inside. ; B&W Photographs; 128 pages; Kathleen Ferrier was an English contralto who achieved an international reputation as a stage, concert and recording artist. Her death from breast cancer, at the height of her fame, was a shock to the musical world and particularly to the general public, which was kept in ignorance of the nature of her illness until after her death. Contributions by Benjamin Britten, Sir John Barbirolli and others edited by Neville Cardus and with fifty illustrations. .

$13.37

The Queens and the Hive
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The Queens and the Hive

By Sitwell, Edith

London: MacMillan & Company. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1962. Fifth Printing. Hardcover. Some shelf wear and tear to unclipped DJ, fly shadows to endpapers, light foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block. ; Fifth printing, November 1962. Red cloth boards with faded gilt lettering to spine. Nice tight copy, no names inside. DJ design by Jack Matthew. Very heavy book and priced accordingly. ; B&W Photographs; 552 pages; Sequel to Fanfare for Elizabeth which covered Elizabeth's childhood. This second biography covers the main part of her life and her struggles with the other Queens of the period, her sister Mary Tudor, her cousin Mary Queen of Scots, and Catherine de Medici incessently plotting across the Channel. .

$23.42

Lord Rochester's Monkey Being the Life of John Wilmot, Second Earl of  Rochester
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Lord Rochester's Monkey Being the Life of John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester

By Greene, Graham

London: Futura. Very Good. 1976. Reprint; First Printing. Paperback. Minor shelf wear, light reading creases to slightly sunned spine. ; First printing in this edition with no other printings listed. Nice tight copy, no names inside. Cover artwork portrait of John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, attributed to Jacob Huysman. Large heavy book and priced accordingly. ; B&W and Colour Illustrations; 232 pages; Biography of the noted Restoration rake and libertine, originally written by Greene in the early 1930s but due to its subject failed to find a publisher until nearly forty years later. Copiously illustrated edition with contemporary portriats, drawings and engravings. .

$16.68

An Invisible Friendship An Exchange of Letters 1957-1979
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An Invisible Friendship An Exchange of Letters 1957-1979

By Grenfell, Joyce; Moore, Katherine

London: Futura. Very Good+. 1991. Reprint; Fourth Printing. Paperback. Light reading creases and shelf wear, paper edge toned. ; Fourth printing, 1991. Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside. ; 320 pages; A dialogue in letters betwen two penpals, one the wonderful Joyce Grenfell the actor and performer. .

$8.09

The Girl from Leam Lane The Life and Writing of Catherine Cookson
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The Girl from Leam Lane The Life and Writing of Catherine Cookson

By Dudgeon, Piers

London: Headline. Very Good. 1998. Reprint; First Printing. Paperback. Mass Market PB . Light reading and cover creases, sunned spine, paper lightly edge toned with slight wear to fore edge of rear cover. ; First UK mass market edition, first printing with full number line. Nice tight, flat copy, no names inside. Cover design uncredited. ; B&W Photographs; 288 pages; Catherine Cookson was born to an impovished 24 year old Tyneside girl in 1906. Illegitimate, unwanted and rejected from birth, she used her life experiences to become one of the most widely read British novelists of the twentieth century with sales topping 100 million. .

$5.30

Barbra A Biography of Barbra Streisand
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Barbra A Biography of Barbra Streisand

By Zec, Donald; Fowles, Anthony

London: New English Library Ltd. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1981. Third Printing. Hardcover. Minor shelf and edge wear to unclipped DJ. ; Third printing, December 1981. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine, pictorial endpapers depicting Streisand album covers. Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside. DJ design by Ian Hughes. Large, heavy book and priced accordingly. ; B&W Photographs; 256 pages; An all-round study of the life and work of the gawky girl from Brooklyn who became a superstar. .

$16.68

Hippie Hippie Shake The Dreams, the Trips, the Trials, the Love-Ins, the  Screw Ups...The Sixties
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Hippie Hippie Shake The Dreams, the Trips, the Trials, the Love-Ins, the Screw Ups...The Sixties

By Neville, Richard

London: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1995. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Missing DJ, light foxing to edges of reading block. ; First edition, first printing with full number line. Purple cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine, endpapers depicting numerous OZ magazine covers. Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside, appears unread. Very heavy book and priced accordingly. ; Photographs; 384 pages; In 1966, Richard Neville and his friend Martin Sharp took a six month trip overland from their native Australia to London on what would become known as the Hippie Trail. It was the height of the swinging sixties and within months of their arrival the two friends would found a counter culture magazine employing the talents of several other young Australians living in London. The magazine was called Oz, and the rest would become history... .

$23.42

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