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Welsh Dylan, Dylan Thomas's Life, Writing and his Wales.

By: ACKERMAN, John.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London: Granada Publishing, 1980.:

Seller ID: 16250


"The author's penetrating study differs from other Dylan biographies in his attention to the poet's identity as Welshman ... his life and work are traced from early days in Swansea and heady, youthful confidence to the hardship and vagaries of bohemian Chelsea, and finally his return to Wales and the last years spent in the little shack at Langharne. Includes photographs of places and settings that inspired him." Pp143 with b/w illustrations, ink notes inside back cover. P/b with colour portrait by Augustus John to front cover. G+. View more info

David Livingstone: The Weaver Boy Who Became A Missionary.

By: ADAMS, H. G.:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1879.:

Seller ID: 15384


"Twenty-Seventh Thousand." Fifth edition. 8vo. 18.4cm x 12cm x 3.4cm. pp.4/306/4(adverts). Engraved portrait frontis (of David Livingstone) and 3 full-page illustrations. Pages lightly toned. Dedication (dated 1907) in a contemporary hand to fep. Original green embossed cloth covers. Front board with blind-stamp decoration, a coloured rose inlay, and gilt title. Spine similarily decorated with gilt title and blind-stamp decoration. Edges lightly rubbed, the rest of the decoration still quite bright. A well preserved copy. View more info

Philosopher at Large. An Intellectual Autobiography. (Signed).

By: ADLER, Mortimer J.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1977. 0297772813:

Seller ID: 45780

ISBN: 0297772813


1st edition. "Recounts a wide variety of personal and intellectual encounters in academic and publishing circles and in the world of business (department stores and the motion picture indstry). These Adler reports with an unfailing sense of humor, even when the laugh is on him. The book is full of exciting episodes relived as well as exciting ideas rethought". Pp.xiv/349, 30 pages of black & white photos and illustrations, signed by the author to front free endpaper. Brown cloth, dustwrapper slightly rubbed with tear with small loss to top rear but is in a removable clear protective w... View more info

Leibniz. A Biography.

By: AITON, E.J.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Bristol: Adam Hilger Ltd, 1985. 0852744706:

Seller ID: 45848

ISBN: 0852744706


1st edition. "Leibnitz exemplified the Renaissance ideal of the universal man and at the same time he ushered in the Age of Enlightenment...Even if he had only contributed to one field, such as law, history, politics, linguistics, theology, logic, technology, mathematics, science or philosophy, his achievement would have earned him a place in history. Yet he contributed to all these fields, not as a dilettante but as an innovator able to lead the specialists." Pp.xiv/370, clear tape to inner margins of pp.308/309 and pp.368/369(index). Red cloth, gilt title to spine. G+. View more info

Gordon and the Sudan.

By: ALLEN, Bernard.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London: Macmillan and Co Limited, 1931.:

Seller ID: 43488


1st edition. Classic biography of the military hero General Gordon, who died in the Siege of Khartoum. Pp.xii/485/2(publisher's ads), black & white portrait frontispiece + 27 further illustrations and maps, 1cm marginal tear to pp.309/310. Dark blue cloth, gilt oval illustration of Gordon on a camel to front board , gilt title to spine, slightly rubbed. VG. View more info

Stay of Execution. A Sort of Memoir

By: ALSOP, Stewart.:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London: The Bodley Head, 1974.:

Seller ID: 29131


Rep. The experiences of living with cancer. "An extraordinary book, grace under the ultimate pressure, filled with wit, wonder and endless courage." Pp. 312, 17 b/w photographs, slight toning to endpapers. Orange cloth, gilt title to spine, d/w edge chipped. G+/G+. View more info

The Double Bond: Primo Levi. A Biography.

By: ANGIER, Carole.:

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London: Viking, Penguin Books, 2002.:

Seller ID: 21987


1st ed. "This biography is a triumph of research and sympathy, fully worthy of its great subject." Pp. 26/898, portrait frontis, 63 b/w illustrations. Black cloth, portrait illustrated d/w. VG/VG. View more info

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Boyfriend 64 Book.

By: ANON.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London: Proprietors City Magazines, Ltd., 1964.:

Seller ID: 28007


1st ed. Packed with photos the showbiz book of the year: Elvis and many others in exciting colour. Pp. 151, 16 colour portraits, 16 pages colour illustrations + black & white illustrations throughout. Illustrated boards featuring Elvis Presley. G+. View more info

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The Story of Palissy the Potter.

By: ANON.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: T.Nelson and sons, 1887. 0:

Seller ID: 36931


Pp. 119,engraved frontispiece, historated capitals to chapters, owner's details to inner endpaper, endpapers browned, mild spotting to closed page edges and very occasionally to margins. Turquoise cloth, decorated title to front with gilt title to spine. G+.**Bernard Palissy, 1510-1590, the great Renaissance French potter, created a style of ceramic art that enjoyed widespread popularity in the sixteenth century, and was often imitated during his lifetime and for many years thereafter. View more info

Harold Tennyson R.N. The Story of a Young Sailor Put Together by a Friend.

By: ANON.

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London: Macmillan and Co. Ltd, 1918.:

Seller ID: 44974


1st edition. Memoir of Sub-Lieutenant The Hon. Harold Courtney Tennyson, son of the Right Hon. Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson, P.C., G.C.M.G., of Farringford, Freshwater, Isle of Wight.. Harold died 29th January, 1916 during a Channel patrol on board H.M.S. Viking, when it struck a mine. Pp.294/2(publisher's catalogue). Green cloth, gilt title to spine dulled, minor rubbing to boards. G+. View more info

The Life and Explorations of David Livingstone. Compiled from Reliable Sources.

By: ANON.:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London: The National Publishing Company,nd.:

Seller ID: 2156


Aeg. Pp. 324,portrait frontis. + 4 further tinted illustrations, folding map to rear, name to fep and verso portrait page. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine, bevelled edges. G+. View more info

The Life Story of William Quarrier: A Romance of Faith.

By: ANON.[URQUHART, John].:

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Glasgow: R.Allan & Son, nd.:

Seller ID: 30927


Popular Edition. Biography of William Quarrier (1829-1903) the devout Baptist philanthropist and founder of the Orphan Homes of Scotland (OHS) and Quarrier Village. Many of the children were relocated to Canada to start life afresh. Pp.12/432/4(ads), b/w portrait frontis. + occasional b/w illustrations throughout, endpapers browned, a few pages slightly loose. Blue cloth, sunning to spine and board edges. G+. View more info

Fanny Kemble. A Passionate Victorian.

By: ARMSTRONG, Margaret.:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company, 1938.:

Seller ID: 21328


1st ed. Pp.387, illustrated endpapers, b/w frontis. portrait of Fanny Kemble. Maroon cloth, gilt title to front cover, title to spine darkened. VG. View more info

A.J. Mundella 1825-1897. The Liberal Background to the Labour Movement.

By: ARMYTAGE, W.H.G.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1951.:

Seller ID: 44317


1st edition. "Anthony John Mundella, an enterprising stocking manufacturer of Italian extraction, became also a leading social reformer and was largely responsible for establishing in practice arbitration between masters and workmen as we know it today." Pp.386, black & white portrait frontispiece + 6 further full page plates and occasisional figure illustrations, some red staining to lower edge of closed page edges (not affecting text). Red cloth, minor water damage to lower rear edge, dustwrapper has a removable clear protective wrap. G+/VG. View more info

Orange Street & Brickhole Lane.

By: ARNOLD, Ralph:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London; Rupert Hart-Davis, 1963.:

Seller ID: 30071


1st ed. "... recalls the trials and rewards of being a full-time publisher and part-time writer". Pp. 190, owner's name to fep. Blue cloth, illustrated d/w designed by Graham Oakley has small edge tear to top of rear. VG/G+. View more info

The Secret Country of C. S. Lewis. (Illustrated by Patricia Frost).

By: ARNOTT, Anne.:

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1976.:

Seller ID: 9375


1st.in this ed. "A biography of C.S. Lewis for young people. This book brings to life a fascinating man and shows something of his almost reluctant journey into faith." Pp, 123, 6 b/w illustrations, pages toned. P/b. G+. View more info

Darling Dennis.

By: ASTOR, Bridget.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Aberdeen: Northern Publishers, 1984.:

Seller ID: 33424


Biography of a horse written for children. Pp.6/33, 6 b/w photos. Pbk, colour photo of 'Dennis' to front. VG. View more info

The Royal George 1819-1904. The Life of H.R.H. Prince George Duke of Cambridge.

By: AUBYN, Giles St.

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London: Constable & Co. Ltd., 1963.:

Seller ID: 16834


1st ed. Biography of 'Royal George' as he was nicknamed. Pp. 11/380, portrait frontis., 10 b/w illustrations + 1 sketch, family trees to endpapers. Green cloth, gilt title to spine, portrait illustrated d/w edges chipped. VG/G+. View more info

Medieval People. People in Period.

By: BAGLEY, J.J.:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London: B.T. Batsford Ltd., 1978.:

Seller ID: 11067


1st ed. A series specially conceived for project work and integrated studies for 12 to 16 year-olds. 25.4cms. x 19cms. Pp. 72, 56 b/w illustns. Orange cloth, gilt title to spine, illustd. d/w, price clipped. VG/G+. View more info

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Toothy Goes to War. Memoirs of a Dental Officer 1939-46.

By: BAGSHAW, Robert.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Wymondham: Geo. R. Reeve Ltd, 1987. 0900616253:

Seller ID: 37885

ISBN: 0900616253


Signed. "Although the theme of the book is mainly autobiographical, it is more than just a record of one man's war. Drama and comedy, tragedy and farce combine to give a factual record of what life was like for the people of Britain during the long years f the Second World War." Pp.175, signed to title page by the author, cartoon portrait frontispiece + 31 black & white photo illustrations. Paperback. VG. View more info