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Across the Busy Years, Butler, Nicholas Murray
1 Butler, Nicholas Murray Across the Busy Years
New York Scribners 1940 First Edition Very Good+ Good++ Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
First edition with Scribner A on copyright page. Unclipped slightly frayed dustwrapper. Gilt lettering to spine. Inscribed by the author To, Rt. Hon. Earl of Stratford, Valued friend through many of these busy years. Nicholas Murray Butler, September 25th 1939., winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Few, if any, Americans have lived a fuller or more fascinating life than Nicholas Murray Butler. Nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
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The Sport of Queens, Francis, Dick
2 Francis, Dick The Sport of Queens
London Michael Joseph 1971 Reprint Good++ Good++ Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Unclipped dustwrapper. Wear to extremities. Dick Francis' autobiography originally published in 1957 and relatively scarce in any edition. Early reprint. 
Price: 43.00 GBP
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A Full Life, Horrocks, Brian
3 Horrocks, Brian A Full Life
L. Cooper 1974 0850521440 / 9780850521443 First Thus Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Unclipped dustwrapper with NO LOSS. No marks or inscriptions. Gilt lettering to spine. Extensively illustrated. Nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Gorbachev, Medvedev, Zhores
4 Medvedev, Zhores Gorbachev
Blackwell 1986 0631147829 / 9780631147824 First Edition Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First edition. Unclipped dustwrapper with NO LOSS. No marks or inscriptions. Gilt lettering to spine. This is the first comprehensive and autoritive biography of Gorbachev. Nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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Celibate Lives, Moore, George
5 Moore, George Celibate Lives
Leipzig Bernhard Tauchnitz 1927 Very Good+ Book 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Copyright edition. Previous owner bookplate. No marks or inscriptions. Gilt lettering to spine. Tauchnitz edition vol 4793. Hardback. Lovely green cloth and marbled boards. A very attractive edition. This book brings together the biographies of six different people who led exemplary lives: Wilfred Holmes; Priscilla and Emily Loft; Albert Nobbs; Henrietta Marr; and Sarah Gwynn. Titlepage states 'Not to be introduced into the British Empire'. Nice and clean internally and externally. A very attractive edition. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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Nigger at Eton, Onyeama, Dillibe
6 Onyeama, Dillibe Nigger at Eton
London Leslie Frewin 1972 First Edition / First Impression Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Unclipped dustwrapper. No marks or inscriptions. Gold lettering to spine. The most outrageous book ever published on life in the world's most famous public school. Since Eton College was founded by Henry VI over 500 years ago as a catholic grammar school for local boys, it has maintained a singularly unique place in the British scholastic system and a way of life. From the Wars of the Roses right up to the era of the 20th century welfare state, it has been indivisibily interlocked with the many social, religious and political upheavals and changes of Great Britain. It has produced scores of eminent men, distinguished in politics, world affairs, industry, the sciences, religion, education, commerce and the arts. To take politics as one example, of the 1000 peers listed in 1970 as members of the British House of Lords, no fewer than 366 were educated at Eton. A staggering total! In this first account of a coloured boy's life at the school, he tells in vivid detail of his own background, of his arrival at the school, of the curriculum, of his reception by other boys (and Masters), of his punishments. He tells, too, of what he alleges was cruel colour prejudice and his reactions to it, of his superiority at sports, of his distressing relationships with several of the boys, of homosexuality at Eton, violence and the alleged practice there of witchcraft and Black Power "happenings". But this is no one-sided picture. The authors just as ready to tell a story against himself as he is to recount unhappy experiences at the hands of his schoolfellows and, in some cases, Masters. In the literature of over 80 books and essays which have been written on Eton college across several hundred years, there's surely has been nothing quite as riveting on the subject of this world-famous public school as Nigger at Eton which, incidentally, is the author's own title of his work. Very nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 115.00 GBP
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Between You and Me [SIGNED], Pickles, Wilfred
7 Pickles, Wilfred Between You and Me [SIGNED]
London Werner Laurie 1949 Limited/Numbered Full-Leather Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Full leather. No marks or inscriptions. Gilt lettering to spine. The author traces his career from the tiny back-to-back houses in Conway Street in smoke-laden Halifax where he was born. No 592 of a limited edition of 750 copies numbered and signed by the author. Illustrated. Nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Mission and Betrayal 1940 - 1945, Rene De Chambrun
8 Rene De Chambrun Mission and Betrayal 1940 - 1945
London Andre Deutsch 1993 0233988351 / 9780233988351 First Edition Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First edition. Unclipped dustwrapper with NO LOSS. No marks or inscriptions. Gilt lettering to spine. Nice and clean internally and externally. Count Rene de Chambrun is one of the most remarkable Frenchmen of his generation and in this important contribution to the history of WWII, he describes his extraordinary life as a soldier and diplomat. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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Walt Disney, Schickel, Richard
9 Schickel, Richard Walt Disney
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1968 0297764659 / 9780297764656 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First edition. Unclipped dustwrapper with a couple of closed tears. No marks or inscriptions. Gilt lettering to spine. Nice and clean internally and externally. This is the version of the life and times of Walt Disney that Richard Schickel tells in his biography of an authentic, driven and deeply American genius whose art revealed as much about the America of his time as it did about himself. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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LAND OF THE BLACK BUFFALO, Smiles, Paul
10 Smiles, Paul LAND OF THE BLACK BUFFALO
London Faber and Faber 1961 First Edition Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Unclipped dustwrapper with NO LOSS. No marks or inscriptions. This fascinating and gripping autobiography is packed with exciting stories of bushmen and buffaloes, of lions and elephants, giraffes and interfering officials. It has the authenticity which only a first hand account can have. Nice and clean internally and externally. Scarce book. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 165.00 GBP
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All the Way, Viscount Cecil of Chelwood
11 Viscount Cecil of Chelwood All the Way
London Hodder and Stoughton 1949 First Edition Very Good Good++ Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First edition. Unclipped dustwrapper with minimal shelfwear. Neat ownership inscription. Gilt lettering to spine. Autobiography which spans from the great days of the Victorians. Nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 22.50 GBP
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A.E. Housman A Divided Life, Watson, George L
12 Watson, George L A.E. Housman A Divided Life
London Rupert Hart-Davis 1957 First Edition / First Impression Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Illustrated. Biographical study throwing a fresh light on the riddle of Housman's character. Very good condition book in very good unclipped dustwrapper. 
Price: 23.00 GBP
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Some Lives! A GP's East End, WIdgery, David
13 WIdgery, David Some Lives! A GP's East End
London Sinclair-Stevenson 1991 First Edition Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Unclipped dustwrapper with NO LOSS. No marks or inscriptions. Green lettering to spine. Dr Widgery argues that a GP is as much a witness as an executant; a privileged observer of pain endured, private sadness and jubliant recovery. Yet, despite the deprivation, East Enders, old and new, retain the Cockney virtues of solidarity, warmth and humour. A classic of compassionate social witness. Nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 38.00 GBP
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From Apes to Warlords 1904-46, Zuckermn, Solly
14 Zuckermn, Solly From Apes to Warlords 1904-46
London Hamish Hamilton 1978 First Edition Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Unclipped dustwrapper with NO LOSS. No marks or inscriptions. Gilt lettering to spine. An autobiography. A central figure in the disputes about bombing policy which flared up during the planning phases of the Normandy invasion. Nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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