Literary Biography

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Auden

Auden

by Richard Davenport-Hines

Richard Davenport-Hines was born in 1953. The author of several books, including Sex, Death, and Punishment and The MacMillansFrom the Hardcover edition.
The Road To Tara

The Road To Tara

by Anne Edwards

Life Of Ezra Pound

Life Of Ezra Pound

by Noel Stock

Jmbarrie

Jmbarrie

by Janet Dunbar

Trelawny

Trelawny

by William St Clair

Robert Creeley

Robert Creeley

by Ekbert Faas

Life Of Kenneth Rexroth

Life Of Kenneth Rexroth

by Linda Hamalian

Talking With Michener

Talking With Michener

by Lawrence Grobel

Boswell

Boswell

by James Boswell

Gonzo

Gonzo

by Hunter S Thompson

City Poet

City Poet

by Brad Gooch

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Too Strong For Fantasy

by Marcia Davenport

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Sor Juana

by Octavio; Peden, Margaret Sayers Paz

Literary Biography Books & Ephemera

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

by Trosky, Susan M

Antonia White

Antonia White

by Dunn, Jane

The Man of Principle: A View of John Galsworthy

The Man of Principle: A View of John Galsworthy

by Barker, Dudley

London: Heinemann,. Hardback. 240pp. Biography of John Galsworthy English novelist and playwright best known for The Forsyte Saga. Black boards with silver titles to spine. A little rubbed to spine ends else neat. Very good copy . Hardcover. First edition. 1963.
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£10.00
In Deep : Country Essays

In Deep : Country Essays

by Kumin, Maxine

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Viking Penguin, 1987. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Hardcover. Viking, 1987. In very good condition, spine of DJ is sun lightened and the front fly leaf has a piece cut off (name removal?). Essays about nature..
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$10.00
Burns:

Burns:

by Henley, W.E

Edinburgh:: T.C. and E.C. Jack,, 1898.. Half Calf. Very Good. 348 pp., 12mo. Half-calf hardcover. Slight wear & soiling to boards & spine, head of spine bumped, crease to joints; dampstaining along spine board leather. Brown calf with 5 raised bands with gilt emblems in compartments, marbled boards and end papers. Riviere binding. Biography of Robert Burns with analysis of his works. Gilt textblock top edge. Binding tight. Textblock very clean.
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$50.00
An Essay in Autobiography

An Essay in Autobiography

by Pasternak, Boris

London: Collins and Harvill Press, 1959. Name and tape marks to end papers. No other marks or inscriptions to contents. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked shiny black cloth boards and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket price clipped but not marked or torn or creased with tape marks to dust flaps. 160pp. The reflections of the great artist Boris Pasternak, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature and author of Doctor Zhivago on his life and work.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good... Read more
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£4.95
Anne Thackeray Ritchie : a Biography

Anne Thackeray Ritchie : a Biography

by Winifred Gerin

Oxford UP (1st), 1981. F in VG DW. 22x14cm. 1837-1919,daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray & aunt of Virginia Woolf
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£2.99
Writers

Writers

by Sally Soames

North America, Chronicle Books, 1995. Full-page b&w plate of each featured writer, accompanied by words chosen by the authors from their own work or, in some cases, from that of others. Preface Norman Mailer. Writers include: Martin Amis, Maya Angelou, Margaret Attwood, Julian Barnes, Bruce Chatwin, Seamus Heaney, Eugene Ionesco, Doris Lessing, Gabriel Garcia Marques, Iris Murdoch, Salman Rushdie. Many more. Hard cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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AU$150.00
Mrs Fry's Diary

Mrs Fry's Diary

by Mrs Stephen Fry

Hodder & Stoughton, 2010. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Hardcover. A humorous book about Mr. Fry's make believe wife..
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$20.00
Baudelaire The Damned

Baudelaire The Damned

by Hemmings, F.W.J

London: Hamish Hamilton. 1982. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White plates. 251 pages . 1st UK Edition. Hardback.
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AU$18.00
Bitter Fame: A Life of Sylvia Plath

Bitter Fame: A Life of Sylvia Plath

by Stevenson, Anne - Sylvia Plath

Boston: Houghton Mifflin (t), 1989. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. First Edition, with full number line on copyright page, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean red boards with red cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean gray endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 413 pp. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price... Read more
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$20.00
Our Three Selves A Life of Radclyffe Hall

Our Three Selves A Life of Radclyffe Hall

by Baker, Michael

London: Hamish Hamilton. 1985. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Previous owner's details to preliminary pages. Illustrated with Black and White plates. 386 pages . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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AU$20.00
Wrestling with the Angel A life of Janet Frame

Wrestling with the Angel A life of Janet Frame

by King, Michael

Sydney: Picador. 2000. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 583 pages . Reprint. Paperback.
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AU$10.00
Jean Stafford A Biography

Jean Stafford A Biography

by Roberts, David

London: Chatto & Windus. 1988. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 494pages The biography of the Pulitizer Prize winning author. . 1st UK Edition. Hardcover.
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AU$15.00
Life on the Road, A

Life on the Road, A

by Kuralt, Charles

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons BOOK: Light Shelf Rub to Boards; Edges Moderately Soiled; Slight Yellowing Due to Age. DUST JACKET: Lightly Creased; Lightly Chipped; Slight Yellowing Due to Age; In Archival Quality Jacket Cover. BOOK NUMBER: 9011. FRONT JACKET PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lester Lefkowitz. JACKET DESIGN: Mike Stromberg. CONTENTS: Foreword 1. Wanderlust 2. Radio Days 3. The Greenhorn Kid 4. Globe-Trotting 5. The Runaway Cruise Ship 6. Lieutenant Son 7. Rio 8. Equator Crossings 9. Hollywood... Read more
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CA$40.46
Instant Lives

Instant Lives

by Moss, Howard

New York: E.P. Dutton / Saturday Review Press, 1974. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. Edward Gorey, Illustrator. First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean orange paper covered boards with beige cloth spine, red lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; clean orange endpapers with small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free... Read more
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$15.00
Making Crime Pay: The Writer's Guide to Criminal Law, Evidence, and Procedure

Making Crime Pay: The Writer's Guide to Criminal Law, Evidence, and Procedure

by Campbell, Andrea

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Allworth Pr, 2002. Book. As New. Soft cover. First Edition.. Trade paperback. As new. What you need to include in your crime writing, how to get it, and how to incorporate in your story..
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$15.00
Thomas Carlyle PEOPLE'S BOOKS SERIES # 56

Thomas Carlyle PEOPLE'S BOOKS SERIES # 56

by Watt, Rev. Lauchlan MacLean

London: T. C. & E. C. Jack, 1912. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. FRONTISPIECE THE PEOPLE'S BOOKS LIBRARY SERIES # 56. Very good green cloth. Slight wear, tanning to endpapers, date on endpaper. [July 1912], 16mo, 94pp. Ballantyne, Hanson & Co. Printers 2 page advertising catalog of 91 volumes bound in.
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$16.02
Henrick Ibsen, 1828-1888, A Critical Biography

Henrick Ibsen, 1828-1888, A Critical Biography

by Henrik Jeager

Book. Good. Hardcover. Hardcover, no DJ. A C. McClurg & Co, Chicago, 1890. In good condition, cover edgewear, pages yellowing. Name, place and date on front fly leaf. From the Norwegian by William Morton Payne..
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$20.00
Time to be in Earnest  A fragment of autobiography

Time to be in Earnest A fragment of autobiography

by James, P.D

London: Faber & Faber. 1999. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 281 pages. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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AU$14.00
Thackeray

Thackeray

by Taylor, D.J

London: Chatto & Windus. 1999. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs and Plates. 494 pages A compelling and comprehensive portrait of this endearing, exasperating, paradoxical figure, William Makepeace Thackeray. . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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AU$20.00
The Life of D.H. Lawrence. An Illustrated Biography

The Life of D.H. Lawrence. An Illustrated Biography

by SAGAR, Keith

London: Eyre Methuen. 1980. Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. DJ spine a little faded. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 256 pages. . 1st Edition. Hardcover.
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AU$18.00
The Million Dollar Mermaid : An Autobiography

The Million Dollar Mermaid : An Autobiography

by Esther Williams

Simon & Schuster (1st), 1999. F in DW. 24x16cm.,. the swimming film star,illus.,
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£2.99
A Life of Kenneth Rexroth

A Life of Kenneth Rexroth

by Hamalian, Linda (on Kenneth Rexroth)

New York and London: W. W. Norton & Company, 1991. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Near Fine in unclipped VG+ dustwrapper. 8vo, xx+444pp, half-red cloth with spine stamped in silver, printed dustwrapper. A nice copy of the first printing of the first edition. No markings, minor wear to dustwrapper.
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$15.00
The Missolonghi Manuscript

The Missolonghi Manuscript

by Prokosch, Frederic

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Inc., 1968. Second Printing . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine black quarter-cloth over blue boards. Fine blue DJ. (1968), 8vo, 338pp. "Lord Byron spent the last months of his life in the village of Missolonghi in Greece, where he died, at the age thirty-sic in 1824. The three notebooks that are her presented as The Missolonghi Manuscript are the memoirs of a dying man..."
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$17.71
"Life Is Painful, Nasty & Short . . . In My Case It Has Only Been Painful & Nasty":

"Life Is Painful, Nasty & Short . . . In My Case It Has Only Been Painful & Nasty":

by O'Neal, Hank

New York:: Paragon House,, 1990.. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in Very Good DJ. 233 pp, 8vo. Hardcover in dj. First edition. Minor bumping to spine head, p.o.'s bookplate to fpd. Else fine, clean and tight. Dj lt shelfworn, minor soil to rear panel, spine lt sunned. B&w illustrations. Full title: "Life Is Painful, Nasty & Short . . . In My Case It Has Only Been Painful & Nasty":Djuna Barnes, 1978-1981. An Informal Memoir.
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$15.00
QUARTERED SAFE OUT HERE Large Print

QUARTERED SAFE OUT HERE Large Print

by Fraser, George MacDonald

Leicester: Charnwood. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. 0708987222 . Scarce Edition, large print. No jacket as issued. This is an ex-library book but markings are fairly unobtrusive, sticker on spine, stamp first page and stickers inside back cover. Light wear to corners & spine ends, light soiling outer edge of pages. Interior pages clean & tight. This is the author's own factual and highly personal account of the Burma War. He describes life and death in... Read more
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$41.50