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Old Men Forget - the Autobiography of Duff Cooper, Viscount Norwich
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Old Men Forget - the Autobiography of Duff Cooper, Viscount Norwich

By Duff Cooper

London: Readers Union, 1955. Autobiography of the politician, poet and scholar who was Secretary of State for War in 1935-37. 376pp. Gilt lettering and lines to spine, top edges tinted. Bumping to base of spine, substantial foxing to edges and early pages and boards slightly bowed, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ darkened to spine, with some edgewear, otherwise good.. First Thus. Burgundy Cloth Boards. Good/Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$5.91

Bugles and a Tiger - a personal Adventure
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Bugles and a Tiger - a personal Adventure

By John Masters

London: The Reprint Society Ltd, 1957. Memoir telling the story of a schoolboy who became a soldier in the old Indian Army, set in 1937. 318pp illustrated with black and white drawings to the chapter heads, 4 pages of black and white photographs and a map. Gilt lettering on burgundy title panel to spine, top edges tinted. Spine slanted, some bumping to corners and foxing to page edges, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions.. First Thus. Yellow Cloth Boards. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$4.33

Hercules the Bear - SIGNED COPY
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Hercules the Bear - SIGNED COPY

By Maggie Robin

Edinburgh: Noel Collins Lts, 1981. True story of a family living with a tame grizzly bear. 128pp illustrated with black and white photographs. Some creasing and marking to cover, otherwise good copy. Signed to the title page 'Bear hugs and Best wishes from Andy, Maggie and Hercules' with paw mark below.. Presumed First Edition. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.82

The Teilhard de Chardin Centenary Exhibition Catalogue
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The Teilhard de Chardin Centenary Exhibition Catalogue

By Teilhard De Chardin, Joseph Needham (Introduction)

London, 1983. Catalogue of an exhibition held at Chapter House, Westminster Abbey, London and New College, Edinburgh, in 1983, following the international congress held in Paris and organised by UNESCO to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Teilhard de Chardin in 1981. Several articles by a variety of authors. 83pp illustrated with black and white photographs. Slight edgewear, marking to page edges and signature to first page, otherwise good copy.. First English Edition. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.91

Wildings - the Secret Garden of Eileen Soper
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Wildings - the Secret Garden of Eileen Soper

By Duff Hart-Davis

London: BCA, 1991. The story of the artist Eileen Alice Soper, famous for her illustrations of the Famous Five books, and her work at her rural retreat, Wildings. 143pp illustrated throughout with drawings in colour and black and white by Eileen and her father, George Soper. Gilt lettering to spine. Mark to front board, spine slightly slanted and light foxing to top edges and some margins. otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has some internal foxing, marking and creasing and small nicks to spine.. First Thus. Green Cloth Boards. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Eileen Soper, George Soper. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$5.91

Enesco, His Life and Times
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Enesco, His Life and Times

By B Kotlyarov

Neptune City, New Jersey: Paganiniana Publications Inc, 1984. Biography of the Rumanian musician, composer and conductor, Georges Enesco, first published in the Soviet Union in 1970. Translated by B Kotlyarov and E D Pedchenko. 240pp with index, illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and musical annotations. Slight bumping to spine and corners, slanting to spine and ownership label to endpaper, otherwise very good copy. Book will weigh over 1kg packaged, so additional postage required for 1st class or overseas post.. Presumed First English Edition. Illustrated Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$7.88

Looking back and Dropping Names - a Memoir
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Looking back and Dropping Names - a Memoir

By Moray Watson

Norwich: The Erskine Press, 2016. Autobiography of the West End and film actor with a foreword by Dame Judi Dench. 136pp illustrated with black and white photographs. Gilt lettering to spine, Minimal marking to boards, otherwise fine copy. Unclipped DJ has some surface marking, otherwise very good.. First Edition. Blue Cloth Boards. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.76

Six Musicians and a Banjo Player - Reminiscences and Ramblings of a Touring Musician
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Six Musicians and a Banjo Player - Reminiscences and Ramblings of a Touring Musician

By Paddy Lightfoot

Cambridge: Vanguard Press, 2009. Journey through a musician's career. 184pp, illustrated with black and white photographs. Slight creasing to cover, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.76

Suite in Four Movements
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Suite in Four Movements

By Eric Coates

London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1953. Autobiography of the English violist and composer, known for 'The Dambusters March' and the signature tune for the BBC's 'Music While You Work'. 271pp with index, illustrated with 8 black and white photographs. Bumping to spine, edges and corners, small nicks to lower edges, top edges dusty, some foxing to half-title page and ownership label to front endpaper, otherwise good copy.. First Edition. Black Cloth Boards. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$43.34

Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets
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Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets

By William Howitt

London: George Routledge and Sons Undated volume, circa 1860 from information in the preface, providing a detailed study of the birthplaces and residences of many British literary figures. 42 black and white illustrations, including tissue-guarded frontis. 706pp. All edges gilt. Bumping and rubbing to spine and corners, backstrip split, hinges weak with old repairs failing and some foxing to end pages, otherwise fair copy.. 3rd Edition. Brown Decorated Boards. Fair/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$23.64

Woman of Today - An Autobiography - SIGNED COPY
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Woman of Today - An Autobiography - SIGNED COPY

By Sue MacGregor

London: Headline Book Publishing, 2002. Insight into the personal and professional life of one of Britain's best loved radio presenters. 342pp with index, illustrated with 24 pages of photographs in colour and black and white. Gilt lettering to spine. Minor bumping to base of spine, otherwise near fine copy. DJ is price-clipped, with minor edgewear, otherwise very good. Signed by author to title page 'For Brian with my best wishes'.. First Edition, Second Impression. Blue Cloth Boards. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.49

The Wheelwright's Shop
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The Wheelwright's Shop

By George Sturt ("George Bourne")

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. Canto edition. Personal account of the author's trade as a wheelwright in the late 19th century. Foreword by E P Thompson. 236pp with index. Minimal edgewear to cover, slight sunning to edges, a little musty, and brief dedication to half-title page, otherwise very good copy.. Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.88

The Living Thoughts of Cardinal Newman
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The Living Thoughts of Cardinal Newman

By Henry Tristram

London: Cassell & Company Ltd, 1948. The Living Thoughts Library. Selection from the writings of John Henry Newman, presented by Henry Tristram of the Oratory. 167pp with black and white portrait to frontis. Gilt bands and title to spine, top edges tinted and decorated endpapers. Minimal bumping to spine, corners and edges and slight fading to spine and back board, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions.. First Edition. Orange Cloth Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$7.88

Life on the Mississippi - Vols I & II
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Life on the Mississippi - Vols I & II

By Mark Twain

Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1883. Collection of British Authors, Tauchnitz Edition, Vol.2143. Two volumes bound in one, 295pp & 270pp. Memoir. Red leather spine with 5 raised bands and gilt lettering, over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. Slight rubbing to spine, edges and corners and small chips to bottom of front board, top edges dusty, others age-toned, otherwise good plus copy, scarce in this edition.. Authorized Edition. Quarter Bound Red Leather . Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$141.83

The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia - Second Edition
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The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia - Second Edition

By David Crystal (Editor)

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Unrivalled sequence of A-Z entries with 1,000 pages of cross-referenced biographical details and information on over 26,000 people. 1025pp plus ready reference section to rear. Slight bumping to lower corners, marking to edges and rippling to rear pages due to apparent minor damp damage, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has slight creasing to edges, otherwise very good. HEAVY BOOK. Additional postage will be requested.. Reprint of 2nd Edition. Black Cloth Boards. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$7.88

Mother Teresa - an Authorised Biography
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Mother Teresa - an Authorised Biography

By Kathryn Spink

London: HarperCollins Publishers, 1997. The full story of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, based on private conversations and previously unpublished letters. 306pp with index, illustrated with 16 pages of black and white photographs. Gilt lettering to spine. Slight bumping to top of spine and sunning to page edges, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has some creasing and edgewear, otherwise very good.. First Edition. Black Cloth Boards. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.88

A Prison Diary - Volume One - Belmarsh: Hell
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A Prison Diary - Volume One - Belmarsh: Hell

By FF 8282 (Jeffrey Archer)

London: Macmillan, 2002. The author's daily record of the time he spent in Belmarsh prison. 259pp. Silver lettering to spine, dark red endpapers. Spine slanted, top board slightly bowed, bumping to spine and lower corners and edges sunned and former owner's label to endpaper and stamp to half-title, otherwise good copy. Unclipped DJ has some creasing and edgewear, otherwise good.. First Edition, First Printing. Black Cloth Boards. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.91

John Henry Newman - A Mind Alive
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John Henry Newman - A Mind Alive

By Roderick Strange

London: Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd, 2009. Biography of the 19th century priest and influential thinker and writer. 162pp with index. Gilt lettering to spine. Small bump to top of back board, otherwise near fine copy with no marks or inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has minimal shelfwear, otherwise near fine.. Reprint of 1st Edition. Black Cloth Boards. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.85

Thomas Wolsey - Late Cardinal, his life and death, written by George Cavendish, his Gentleman-Usher
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Thomas Wolsey - Late Cardinal, his life and death, written by George Cavendish, his Gentleman-Usher

By George Cavendish, Roger Lockyer (Editor)

London: The Folio Society, 1999. Biography, a major source of knowledge about Wolsey, also one of the earliest historical biographies in the English language. 242pp with index, illustrated with drawing to frontis and seven colour reproductions of oil paintings. Design of binding from a manuscript in Wolsey's library, possibly the earliest use of gold for bookbinding in England. Fine unmarked copy in near fine blue slipcase.. 3rd Printing (with Colour illustrations). Decorated Purple Boards. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.52

The Life and Times of William Shakespeare
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The Life and Times of William Shakespeare

By Peter Levi

London: Macmillan, 1988. Biography of Shakespeare, his life and work and the legends about him. 391pp with index, 16 pages of black and white illustrations, illustrated endpapers, gilt lettering to spine. Slight bumping and rubbing to base of spine, minor sunning to edges and crease to final page, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. DJ is price-clipped and has slight edgewear.. First Edition. Green Cloth Boards. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.30

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