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Across the Busy Years

By: Butler, Nicholas Murray

Price: £85.00

Publisher: New York, Scribners: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 001991

Condition: Very Good+


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... View more info

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The Sport of Queens

By: Francis, Dick

Price: £43.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1971

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003534

Condition: Good++


Unclipped dustwrapper. Wear to extremities. Dick Francis' autobiography originally published in 1957 and relatively scarce in any edition. Early reprint. View more info

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A Full Life

By: Horrocks, Brian

Price: £15.00

Publisher: L. Cooper: 1974

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 003668

ISBN: 0850521440

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Gorbachev

By: Medvedev, Zhores

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Blackwell: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002882

ISBN: 0631147829

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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Celibate Lives

By: Moore, George

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Bernhard Tauchnitz: 1927

Seller ID: 001927

Condition: Very Good+


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 ... View more info

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Nigger at Eton

By: Onyeama, Dillibe

Price: £115.00

Publisher: London, Leslie Frewin: 1972

Edition: First Edition / First Impression

Seller ID: 003703

Condition: Very Good+


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 indivisib... View more info

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Between You and Me [SIGNED]

By: Pickles, Wilfred

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Werner Laurie: 1949

Edition: Limited/Numbered

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 003049

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Mission and Betrayal 1940 - 1945

By: Rene De Chambrun

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003328

ISBN: 0233988351

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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Walt Disney

By: Schickel, Richard

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003420

ISBN: 0297764659

Condition: Very Good+


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 sta... View more info

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LAND OF THE BLACK BUFFALO

By: Smiles, Paul

Price: £165.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001575

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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All the Way

By: Viscount Cecil of Chelwood

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002747

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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A.E. Housman A Divided Life

By: Watson, George L

Price: £23.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1957

Edition: First Edition / First Impression

Seller ID: 000085

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated. Biographical study throwing a fresh light on the riddle of Housman's character. Very good condition book in very good unclipped dustwrapper. View more info

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Some Lives! A GP's East End

By: WIdgery, David

Price: £38.00

Publisher: London, Sinclair-Stevenson: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001332

Condition: Fine


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 ... View more info

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From Apes to Warlords 1904-46

By: Zuckermn, Solly

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001598

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info