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Thirty-Five Years: 1874-1909

By Wilkinson, Henry Spenser

Constable and Company Ltd., London, 1933. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 325 pages (complete). A placid copy. The green cloth covered boards have sunning, wear, scuffing, a few knocks about the edges and corners, light storage wear. The spine is faded. Gilt titling. There is wear to the head and foot. The boards and spine are steady and sure. The contents are most pleasing. They are very clean, very clear, tight, fresh, smart, certain, convivial, amiable. fk

$150.00

Letter to a Hostage
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Letter to a Hostage

By de St. Exupery, A; Gerst, Jacqueline (trans)

William Heinemann, London, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Good. 32 pages (complete). First English translation of St. Exupery's great essay, 'Lettre a un Otage'. A most pleasing copy. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket itself has some wear, handling and storage marks. It has some storage tanning along the edges. However, it is also comfortable and sure. The cream linen covered boards are most agreeable. They are chic, smart, healthy. Previous owner signature on the frontispage. The contents are in near immaculate condition. They are very clean and clear, thick and hale, assured and amenable - as if almost new throughout! fk

$200.00

Ik Verkoos de Vrijheid : Het Persoonlijke en Politieke Leven van een Sovjet Functionaris
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Ik Verkoos de Vrijheid : Het Persoonlijke en Politieke Leven van een Sovjet Functionaris

By Kravchenko, Victor ; Diepenveen, Dra Maura (trans)

Roman-, Boek- en Kunsthandel H Nelissen, Amsterdam, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 384 pages (complete). In Dutch throughout. A sound, sturdy copy of this translation of "I Chose Freedom" by the famous defector. The boards have scuffing, wear about the edges, handling and storage marks. The spine is handsome. The boards are healthy, sure. The contents are pleasing. The frontispage has a gift inscription (not from anyone associated with the book). The pages are mellowed. They are thinly tanned due to paper quality. However, the pages are hale, clean, clear, confident, sound. fk

$35.00

My Sister Eileen
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My Sister Eileen

By McKenney, Ruth

Chatto & Windus, London, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Poor/No Jacket. 201 pages (complete). A resolutely amenable copy. Ex-library (John Orr and Co Lending Library) with consequent stamps, annotations, rebinding, wear, marks, use. The boards have much wear, much marking and staining all about. They are steady and stoic. The contents are aged and much read. The pages have foxing, handling and storage marks throughout. They are yet, comfortable, certain, clear, competent, keen. fk

$55.00

My Life and Work
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My Life and Work

By Ford, Henry ; Crowther, Samuel (collaborator)

Constalk Publishing Company, Sydney, 1926. 9th Australian Edition. Hardcover. Poor/No Jacket. 288 pages (complete). A stoic copy that has been negligently owned and stored. The boards are considerably worn, marked all about. The boards (on both sides) have small circular punctures (which travel through the consequent pages). Despite the wear the boards are comfortable, sure, sound. The contents have much evidence of use throughout. The frontis pages have many annotations. The contents have foxing, wear, handling marks. Nonetheless, the pages are clear, confident, competent, convivial. fk

$8.00

A Mingled Yarn
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A Mingled Yarn

By Mott, Edward Spencer (Nathaniel Gubbins)

Edward Arnold, London, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 348 pages (complete). Ex-library (Public Library Bolotwe) copy with consequent stamps, annotations, wear, marks, usage. A previous reader caustically and peevishly annotated the title page ("A very perverted view of Army Life: I never saw anything like it"). Certainly the vexation prevented that reader to see the point of Mott's playful autobiography!! The red boards have scuffing, wear, marks from handling and shelving. They are benign and sure. The contents are pleasing. The half title page has a previous owner's signature. The frontispiece is loose and is included. The contents are convivial, clean, clear, only very mildly marked hand and age, conversational, companionable, keen. fk

$68.00

An Auto-biographical Memoir of Sir John Barrow, Bart., late of the admiralty; including Reflections, Observations and Reminiscences at home and abroad, From Early Life to Advanced Age
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An Auto-biographical Memoir of Sir John Barrow, Bart., late of the admiralty; including Reflections, Observations and Reminiscences at home and abroad, From Early Life to Advanced Age

By Barrow, Sir John

John Murray, London, 1847. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. 515 pages (complete). From the library at Yatton Court (blazon with motto: Sub cruce salus). A much owned copy of this memoir by the most extraordinary Sir John Barrow. The boards are much worn, scuffed, marked from handling and storage, rubbed all about. They are wearily resolute. The spine is shabby but has been repaired. The boards are steady and sound. The contents are benignly aged throughout. The guttering along the frontispage is cracked - but the security of the book is unaffected. The contents have handling, age and storage marks throughout. Foxing is sprinkled throughout. There is wear to the pagetrims. Otherwise, and perhaps more importantly, the pages are convivial, bold, confident, certain, clear, companionable, more than competent. fk

$400.00

So Rich a Life
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So Rich a Life

By Codd, Clara M

Institute for Theosophical Publicity, Pretoria, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Signed. 431 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Clara Codd on the frontispage. Clara Codd, a former Suffragette, was a loved member of the Theosophical Society whose duties included looking after the Australian and South African branches. A genially aging copy. The boards are scuffed, worn, tanned about the edges. They have storage and handling marks. They are also steady, secure. The contents are mild mannered. Due to paper quality the pages have tanning about the edges. However, the pages are clean, clear, convivial, comfortable, certain, contented. fk

$125.00

Haarry Randall : Old Time Comedian
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Haarry Randall : Old Time Comedian

By Randall, Harry

Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., London, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 242 pages (complete). A resolute copy of this memoir by one of the greatest pantomime dames of all time, and one of the most beloved of music hall entertainers, Harry Randall. The boards are much worn, stained, marked, scuffed all about. The spine is also much worn particularly at the head. It is sure and fit. The boards are sure and steady. The contents are genially aged throughout. The early pages have some stains about the edges. The contents have flushes, flurries of foxing throughout. There is also evidence of contented use throughout. Nonetheless, the pages are also clear, clean, contented, congenial, certain, keen to entertain. fk

$35.00

Agin the Governments : Memories and Adventures
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Agin the Governments : Memories and Adventures

By Vane, Sir Francis Fletcher

Sampson Low, Marston & Company Limited, London, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 332 pages (complete). An agreeable copy of this memoir of a soldier of extraordinary honour, of a prominent Scout leader of determination, courage and pacifism (he broke with Baden-Powell due to the militarism that the Scout movement was being moved towards). His honesty in face of official opposition in exposing the murder of civilians by a British officer during the Easter Rising has at least ensured his known status in the Irish Republic. The burgundy boards have some shelving wear to the corners and edges and seams. They have light scuffing and marking. They are steady, sound, sure. The contents are most pleasing. They are clean, clear, mellowed, thick, healthy and most confident of memory. fk

$300.00

Sport, Travel, and Adventure in Newfoundland and the West Indies

By Kennedy, Captain W R

William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1885. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Kennedy, Captain W R. 39p pages plus folded map at rear(complete). An amiable copy. The blue boards have stamped gilt decoration and titling (benign). The boards have wear, scuffing, marks all about. They are, however, placid, steady, sure. The contents are pleasant. The early pages have some handling marks, some spots of foxing. The papertrims are a little fusty and dusty. The pages are, in general and by far, affable, assured, agreeably clean and clear, comfortable, companionable, certain. fk

$148.00

The Homerun Kid: The True Story of Ernest Hemingway's Baseball Team
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The Homerun Kid: The True Story of Ernest Hemingway's Baseball Team

By Mesa, Oscar Blas Fernandez; Sinclair, Brian Gordon; Hurlich, Susana [Translator]

Whiz Bang LLC, Florida, 2015. 2nd Edition. Softcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Signed. 183 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Oscar Bles Fernandez Mesa as his nickname "Cayuco Jonronero": "...con: amor y cariño de amigos cubano". Fernandez Mesa was 'The Homerun Kid' (although he has confessed that he had only ever hit one! but it was the first one for Las Estrellas de Gigi - Hemingway's baseball team in Cuba). A comfortable copy of this joyous memoir. The covers have some very light user were to the corners. They are otherwise fresh and neat. The contents are pleasing. They are bright, clean, bold, clear, eager, very healthy. fk

$140.00

Memories for Tomorrow : The Memoirs of Jean-Louis Barrault
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Memories for Tomorrow : The Memoirs of Jean-Louis Barrault

By Barrault, Jean-Louis; Griffin, Jonathan [Translator]

Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. 336 pages (complete). A pleasing copy of this first edition of the first English translation of the memoirs of one of France's greatest and most remembered actors. The dustjacket is neat and tidy. It has a little tanning from shelving. The boards are healthy. The contents are mild-mannered, clean, clear, tight, confident, assured. fk

$5.00

Zwischer Wasser und Urwald : erlebnisse und beobachtungen eines arztes im urwalde aquatorialafrikas
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Zwischer Wasser und Urwald : erlebnisse und beobachtungen eines arztes im urwalde aquatorialafrikas

By Schweitzer, Albert

Verlag von J B Wolters nv, Groningen, Batavia, 1948. School Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 125 pages (complete). In German throughout. An assiduously owned copy. The boards have wear, marks, scuffing from shelving and handling. They are secure and sure. The contents have annotations from attentive use. The pages are nonetheless, clean and clear, certain and confident. fk

$2.00

Memoirs of Jocelyn Fitzgerald Ruthven Master Mariner 1849-1943
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Memoirs of Jocelyn Fitzgerald Ruthven Master Mariner 1849-1943

By Ruthven, Jocelyn Fitzgerald ; Anderson, Sir Alan G (foreword)

Norman Adlard & Co., Ltd., Ipswich, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 161 pages (complete). A steady copy of this memoir of the extraordinary Ruthven. When he retired from the Orient Line in 1911 he claimed that during his forty-five years at command, he had passed through the Port Phillip Heads 341 times and the Sydney Heads over 200 times. He also claimed never to have scraped the paint of one of his ships! The covers have wear from shelving and storage about the edges in particular. There is scuffing, mild marks. They are sound and sure. The contents are pleasingly convivial. They are clean, clear, genial, clear-minded, confident. fk

$38.00

Vic : Autobiography of C Victor Thornton II
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Vic : Autobiography of C Victor Thornton II

By Thornton, C Victor

The Author, 1995. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 281 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Thornton on the frontispage (dated: 7/16/95). Thornton was long time Fort Worth industrialist, philanthropist, and civic and community leader C. Victor Thornton, who served as president of Shriners International and President and Chairman of the Board  of Shriners Hospitals for Children. The boards have been marked by whitewash at some stage, to the bottom edges. The boards are otherwise benign and placid. The contents are amiable, convivial, clean, clear, familial, comfortable, neat. Please note that due to the weight of the book, should the book need be posted outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fk

$22.00

Approach March;: A Venture in Autobiography
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Approach March;: A Venture in Autobiography

By Amery, Julian

Hutchinson, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. Signed. 456 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Amery (as 'Julian') on the frontispage (dated: 11/x/73). A contented copy. The dustjacket has wear, scuffing, handling marks. It is comfortable and secure. The boards have storage wear and marks about the edges. They are steady, sound, placid. The contents are in excellent condition. The papertrims have very slight shelving marks. The pages are clean, clear, eloquent, confident, unabashed. fk

$80.00

Candid Reminiscences : My first thirty years
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Candid Reminiscences : My first thirty years

By Sinclair, Upton

T Werner Laurie Ltd., London, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 249 pages (complete). A mild-mannered copy. The boards are placid. They have wear about all edges and corners, scuffing, very mild marks. The contents are benign. The very early and later pages have freckles of foxing. Otherwise, the contents are genial, very confident, clean, clear, fresh. fk

$12.00

The Isidoor Berkelouw Memorial Address - Delivered by His Honour Judge David Levine QC State Library of New South Wales 19th November 1988
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The Isidoor Berkelouw Memorial Address - Delivered by His Honour Judge David Levine QC State Library of New South Wales 19th November 1988

By Levine, David

The Author, 1989. Limited. Softcover. Near Fine/Fair. Signed. 36 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Leo Berkelouw (the son of Isidoor): "With Compliments, on the occassion [sic] of your visit to Berrima 19-9-90". Included is a photograph of Leo Berkelouw. Berkelouw Books has a branch, The Book Barn, in Berrima, New South Wales. Unnumbered copy of a limited edition of 250 copies. Card cover with flaps. The cover has wear about the edges and some scuff-marks. They are otherwise simple and sure. The contents are in a most agreeable condition. This memorial address of the famous Australian bookseller is neat, tidy, clean, clear, attractive and pleasingly convivial. fk

$38.00

More than Skin Deep : A remarkable life story
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More than Skin Deep : A remarkable life story

By Vasilescu, Costel

Tevia Pty Ltd, Townsville, Qld, Australia, 2002. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 299 pages (complete). Please note that Costel Vasilescu is not to be confused with the Romanian-Roma trumpeter of the same name. Included: a compliments slip with a handwritten note from Vasilescu's wife, Nita (signed by her). Softcover with flaps. A sure, good-looking copy. The covers are neat, tidy, healthy. The contents are comfortable, very clean and clear, benevolent, tight and assured - as if new throughout. fk

$95.00

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