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Buster Keaton the Little Iron Man
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Buster Keaton the Little Iron Man

By SCOTT Oliver Lindsey

Christchurch: Buster Books, 1995 (2kg rate, double standard postage charge) New Zealander Oliver Scott spent 20 years researching Keaton's life and career. Chronologically arranged collected quotations of Keaton, interspersed with quotations from other eye witnesses. Includes interviews with Eleanor Keaton, Buster's widow. 466pp Quarto (290x200mm) Limited edition of 500 numbered copies as stated on the author signed and numbered book-plate pasted to inside rear cover. However Olly printed these on demand and we believe far fewer than 500 were printed before his death at the beginning of 2012. This copy is #130 and includes the handmade bookmark being a folded A4 printed page with a note stating 'Bookmark. First edition only". CONDITION this is a tidy copy but has a small area of surface soiling to the cover. It is doubtful the full 500 copies, or any other editons were printed.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9? - 12" tall.

$92.15

Borstal Boy
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Borstal Boy

By BEHAN Brendan

London: Hutchinson, 1958 light foxing to endpapers and closed edges, gift inscription to half title, light wear to cloth, unclipped dust jacket with light edge wear, small chipping at head of spine, short tears to tail of spine, corners rubbed, light soiling or foxing to dust jacket, 343pp + frontis portrait, autobiography of his time in juvenile borstal prison. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

$14.74

Goethe: Man and Poet
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Goethe: Man and Poet

By NEVINSON Henry W.

London: Nisbet and Co. Ltd., 1931 spotting to closed edges, otherwise tidy used copy of the first edition, published for the centenary of Goethe's death, printed on laid paper, 264pp + plates. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

$7.37

Tramps and Ladies, My Early Years in Steamers

By BISSET James

Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1960 lacks dust jacket, inscription facing half title, inscription at head of title in marker, covers bumped, tidy reading copy, xvi 315pp + plates, map endpapers, Sir James Bisset, Commodore of the Cunard Line, Captain of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth, he was involved in the rescue of the survivors of the sinking of the Titanic, and later served in RNR during first world war . reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

$14.74

John Barleycorn or Alcoholic Memoirs
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John Barleycorn or Alcoholic Memoirs

By LONDON Jack

London: Mills and Boon, 1914 (500 gram rate) the only edition of this title to bear the subtitle 'Alcoholic Memoirs', blue cloth lightly soiled to boards and faded to spine, minimal foxing to prelims, FAULT to pp 2 a pencil line in the text and one line of printed text has been erased (7th line down), apart from this a tidy book probably from the Mills & Boon Shilling Cloth Library, London's memoirs of his days on the drink. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5? - 6? tall.

$33.17

Lord Byron's Correspondence chiefly with Lady Melbourne, Mr. Hobhouse, TheHon. Douglas Kinnaird, and P. B. Shelley. Edited by John Murray 2 Volumes
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Lord Byron's Correspondence chiefly with Lady Melbourne, Mr. Hobhouse, TheHon. Douglas Kinnaird, and P. B. Shelley. Edited by John Murray 2 Volumes

By LORD BYRON (George Gordon)

London: John Murray, 1922 first reprint, green cloth with sunned spines, gilt arms with mermaid crest to upper boards, ink name to each fep, frontis with tissue guards, top edge of frontis in vol 1 has minor water mark, xiii 308pp + errata and plates / ix 326pp + errata and plates. reprint. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

$29.49

John Dee, The World of an Elizabethan Magus
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John Dee, The World of an Elizabethan Magus

By FRENCH Peter J.

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1972 price clipped dust jacket, near fine, first printing, 243 pages.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

$47.92

Lincoln the Unknown
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Lincoln the Unknown

By CARNEGIE Dale

New York: Appleton, 1941 early reprint, lacks backstrip, top edge soiled with minor mark intruding to margin at top of first few pages, actually reasonably clean text block, there is an inscription and date stamps to fep "with kind regards from "Major "Edmundson's Batman", final flyleaf has stamp of 2NZEF ERS with Kiwi and four stars, rear hinge open showing binging, rear fep missing, Lt-Col F. B. Edmundson was in the 4th and 6th Field Ambulance, and later DDMS 2 NZEF, front paste down has ADS 214 in ink, interesting book on Lincolcn, with interesting provenance, 305pp, will need rebacking. reprint. Cloth. Fair/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

$18.43

Sandrik, Child of Russia
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Sandrik, Child of Russia

By TCHIRIKOVA Olga and Frank Scully

London: Jarrolds, 1935 (500 gram rate) cloth covers handlin soiled, some foxing to closed edges and prelims, intoduction by the Grand Duke Alexander of Russia, who was the Godfather of the Sandrik of the title, memoir of White Russian refugee, 256pp. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6? - 7? tall.

$33.17

SLIDE RULE the autobiography of an Engineer
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SLIDE RULE the autobiography of an Engineer

By SHUTE Nevil

London: Heinemann, 1954 Heinemann 1954 (first impression and printing) VG red cloth hardback, owner's name and address in ink to front and rear paste downs, booksellers stamp to bottom corner of fep with some ink offset to unclipped dust jacket flap, with some minor sunning or browning, Shute writes of his involvement in the airship R100 among other things, closed top edges a dust soiled, fore edge foxed. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

$40.55

The Essie Summers Story SIGNED BY AUTHOR

By SUMMERS Essie

Toronto: Mills and Boon, 1974 (500 grams) paperback edition autobiography of one of the best loved romance writers, age browned paper stock, SIGNED ON HALF-TITLE PAGE BY AUTHOR [Warmest regards | Essie Summers] 212pp. Signed by Author. First Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6? - 7? tall.

$14.74

Valley of The Dragons the Story of New Zealand's Dinosaur Woman

By WIFFEN Joan

Auckland: Random Century, 1991 (500 gram rate) slightly sunned spine otherwise near fine, 128pp illustrated with line and photographs, amateur becomes an expert after discovering fossil dinosaurs in Hawke's Bay New Zealand, proving dinosaurs lived in ancient New Zealand, uncommon title . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6? - 7? tall.

$22.12

The Essie Summers Story

By SUMMERS Essie

Toronto: Mills and Boon, 1974 (500 grams) paperback edition autobiography of one of the best loved romance writers, age browned paper stock, small pen name to title page, light soiling to wrappers, remainder stripe to closed bottom page edges, 212pp. First Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6? - 7? tall.

$7.37

Goodbye to Bacchus: An alcoholic actor's escape from hell

By CHARLES Vernon

Evesham: Arthur James, 1953 (500 gram rate) unclipped DW (9/6) has minor wear to edges and a small patch of label lift to front panel, book in green cloth boards is tidy, rare recovery title by a noted actor and film star, who battled alcoholism with the British A.A.186pp + adverts. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6? - 7? tall.

$92.15

Winged Diplomat; the Life Story of Air Commodore "Freddie" West, V. C. , C. B. E. , M. C.

By REID P R

London: Chatto & Windus, 1962 price clipped DW has a few short edge tears at spine ends or corners, internally clean, ix 219pp + plates. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

$11.06

The Essie Summers Story SIGNED BY AUTHOR

By SUMMERS Essie

London: Mills and Boon, 1974 First edition autobiography of one of the best loved romance writers, VG in near fine DW, SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE BY AUTHOR [Regards | Essie Summers] a very tidy copy. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6? - 7? tall.

$29.49

Stalky's Adventures

By DUNSTERVILLE L. C.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1933 first Florin Books re-issue of Stalky's Reminiscences, tan cloth, name to pastedown, paper scar to rear pastedown ( book label removal?), 256pp + adverts, the reminiscences of Major-General L. C. Dunsterville, the model for Kiplings 'Stalky'. reprint. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6? - 7? tall.

$11.06

Memoirs of the Private and Public Life of William Penn (in Two volumes)
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Memoirs of the Private and Public Life of William Penn (in Two volumes)

By CLARKSON Thomas

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1813 (1.5 kg rate, 50% extra postage charge required) true first (British ) edition, 2 vols of 2, full leather with gilt dec border to boards, red and black morocco and gilt title labels, paper shelf labels to spines, head and tail of backstrips chipped with loss, boards rubbed at edges and joints, vol 2 has gilt imprint "Legislative Council , Victoria", vol 1 lacks upper board, prelims including title detached but present, set will need rebinding as loose at hinges and leather perishing to joints, vol 2 has some old water marking to upper board, nice marbled endpapers and closed edges, xii 520 + 500pp, formerly in the Library of the Legislative Council, Victoria (Australia) but bears no library marks except small pencil shelf number and paper labels to spines, a work on William Penn, the Quaker and Founder of Pennsylvania, NOTA on the verso of each fep is the small printed contemporary label of "J. J. Guillaume Colonial Bookseller, Chester Square, London, Books delivered free in Melbourne, at London Prices", blue marker ribbons intact. First Edition. Full-Leather. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

$66.35

Satan's Saint, a Novel About the Marquis De Sade

By ENDORE Guy

London: W H Allen, 1966 unclipped DW has some tears and loss to edges, peice missing from tail of DW spine, under a plastic sleeve, book is tidy, minor foxing to closed edges, 336pp, an infromative and researched biographical novel,with much useful information and theory about De Sade. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

$14.74

Letters to a Friend

By HOLTBY Winifred

London: Collins, 1937 unclipped DW has some edge wear, chipping to spine ends and corners, short edge tears, cloth slightly dust soiled, slight foxing or dust soiling to closed edges, endpapers toned, a nice clean copy but shows some age, 464pp + port. frontis.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

$14.74

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