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An Ambassador Speaks Out - Speeches and Writings

By: Argov, Shlomo ; Kollek, Teddy

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1983

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 5107

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, viii prelims, 295pp. Very Good/Very Good. Some indentations to front board. Block clen and unmarked. Dustwrapper has bumped top of spine. Recollections and political arguments by the Israeli diplomat who survived an assassination attempt in London in June 1982. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Israel, Middle East, diplomacy View more info

Victoria & Disraeli - The making of a romantic partnership

By: Avonson, Theo

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1977

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5096

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 222pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Tight and solid with no markings. Top of block a little dusty. Dustwrapper has been handled occasionally. Just a little shelfwear along top. The remarkble story of the relationhip between a widowed Queen and her Prime Minister - both formal and informal. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Victoria, Disraeli, Empress View more info

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Look Back Look Forward

By: Beddington-Behrens (C.M.G., M.C. and Bar, Ph.D), Edward

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1963

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 2444

Condition: Good


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , viii prelims, 217pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Inscribed by author. Spine faded, front board faded at right edge.Top of block dusted. Inner boards have old sticky tape, with front inner board having personal library sticker. The recollections of an well-connected Establishment man with interests in business and politics during a turbulent period of history. ... View more info

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What Manner of Man - A biography of Martin Luther King

By: Bennett, Lerone

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Allen & Unwin: 1966

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2437

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 8vo grey cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 245pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Ends of spine bumped. Block edges dusted. Differential fading to endpapers, notably at rear, caused by presence of ephemeral newspaper cutting - headline of Dr King's assassination. Dustwrapper (now protected) has shelfwear, with fraying and discolouring along top. Corners chipped with 2mm loss along top of spine. General ageing and discolouring. ... View more info

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F W de Klerk - The Man in his Time

By: de Klerk, Willem

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Johannesburg, Jonathan Ball: 1991

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 5499

Condition: Good


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, white titles, first edition, 185pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/Very Good. Owners inscription. Occasional ink highlights and notes. Book otherwise very good. Dustwrapper has been handled. Small price sticker on rear. A biography of the South African statesman who facilitated the end of apartheid, written by his brother. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: de Klerk, apartheid, Mandela View more info

The Founder of Modern Egypt - A Study of Muhammad Ali

By: Dodwell, Henry

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1931

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 5492

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 22cm x 14cm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 276pp. plus index, Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Spine scuffed, bumped and faded, block aged with general foxing. Boards still bright and all pages clean. Biography of a significant figure in the history of Egypt. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Egupt, Ali, Suez, Ottoman View more info

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Once Upon Another Time - Ventures Behind the Iron Curtain

By: Douglas-Home, Jessica

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Michael Russell: 2000

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 5488

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 220mm x 143mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 231pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Gift Inscription. Just a little wear and bumping to top of spine else near fine. Dustwrapper has been handled once or twice else near fine. A rewarding account of a well-connected English woman and her secret work assisting dissident artists in Eastern Europe during the rule of the Communists. Catalogue: Political Biography. Key... View more info

Richard Cobden - Independent Radical

By: Edsall, Nicholas C.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press: 1986

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1310

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm grey cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 465pp. plus index, Very Good/Good +++. Spine bumped, dusting to top block edge, book still in very good condition. Impressively tight and clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has spine colour faded, just a little wear to flaps, still presentable. Biography of a controversial figure in mid-19th century British politics. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Manchester, Corn, radic... View more info

Cecil Rhodes

By: Flint, John

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Boston / Toronto, Little, Brown: 1974

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5468

Condition: Good


Hardback, 21cm x 14cm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xx prelims, 268pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/Fair. Spine bumped, book well read but all pages clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has shelfwear with chipping to all edges. Biography of perhaps the ultimate British imperialist. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Rhodes, Africa, Oxford View more info

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Madame Ambassador - The Life of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

By: Guthrie, Anne

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1963

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 5476

Condition: Good


Hardback, 22cm x 14cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, x prelims, 182pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/Good. Ex-lib with stickers and stamps. Spine and boards bumped, edges dusty, text and plates nice and clean. Dustwrapper has general light shelfwear and evidence of handling. Memoirs of Jawaharlal Nehru's sister - a woman who became a significant political figure in her own right. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Pandit, Nehru, Uni... View more info

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Good and Faithful Servant - The Unauthorized Biography of Bernard Ingham

By: Harris, Robert

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1990

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2432

Condition: Fine


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 202pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Fine/Fine. Dustwrapper fine. A biography of Bernard Ingham, a Yorkshireman journalist who became one of the most powerful men in Britain as Press Secretary to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Politics, Thatcher, Press View more info

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Sailing

By: Heath, Edward

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson: 1975

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 5480

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 255mm x 192mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 185pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Very Good. Inscribed by author. Inscribed by Heath on 28/05/76. Book feels nice and sturdy, base of spine a little bumped, block just a little aged. Dustwrapper (now protected) has just a little shelfwear but overall bright, clean and presentable. The erstwhile UK premier reviews his career ... View more info

Water Under the Bridges

By: Henderson (P.C., G.C.B., G.C.M.G.), Rt. Hon. Neville

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1945

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 5483

Condition: Good


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 221pp. Good/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Private library sticker on inner front board. Book listed as a war production but feels sturdier than usual such product. Spine and boards bumped and block aged with some barely visible markings to boards. Pages clean. Political recollections of a British diplomat. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Diplomacy, Russia, Foreign, war View more info

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Twelve Cities - a memoir

By: Jenkins, Roy

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 2002

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5475

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvii prelims, 249pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has some light shelfwear and has been handled occasionally. A significant figure of 20th century British politics offers a highly cultured take on his favourite world cities. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Jenkins, Paris, Berlin, London View more info

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The Cecil King Diary 1965-1970

By: King, Cecil

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1972

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5479

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 22cm x 14cm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 353pp. plus index, Good +++/Good +++. Block darkened and dusty on top. Book feels nice and solid. Dustwrapper has some very light shelfwear and a barely visible stain to base of front, otherwise very good. Front flap clipped. The diaries of a senior figure in British public life offer a unique insider's view of a period of optimism and turmoil for Britain. Catalogue: Political Biograp... View more info

I Wouldn't Have Missed It

By: Longhurst, Henry

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, The Right Book Club: 1946

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 5104

Condition: Good


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, viii prelims, 207pp. Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Spine and boards bumped with small mark to front board. Postwar austerity production. Wartime memoir of eminent journalist and sports commentator. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Longhurst, war, BBC View more info

Image for The Prince of Tennessee - The Rise of Al Gore

The Prince of Tennessee - The Rise of Al Gore

By: Maraniss, David ; Nakashima, Ellen

Price: £5.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2000

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5471

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 8vo brown card boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, 323pp. plus index, Near Fine/Very Good. Book is near fine, possibly unread. Dustwrapper has some scarring to rear otherwise near fine.. Biography of one-time Presidential candidate and full-time global warming alarmist. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Gore, politics, global warming View more info

Image for The Heart Must Break - The Fight for Democracy and Truth in Burma

The Heart Must Break - The Fight for Democracy and Truth in Burma

By: Mawdsley, James

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Century: 2001

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5489

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 396pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has been handled once or twice otherwise near fine. The compelling account of a British democracy campaigner jailed by the Burmese regime. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Burma, prison, democracy View more info

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A View from the Wings - West End, West Coast, Westminster

By: Millar, Ronald

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1993

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5493

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, vii prelims, 386pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Book has been read, top of block dusty. Dustwrapper has been handled, single tear to top of spine at front. Recollections of a playwright and political speechwriter. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Millar, Thatcher, Major View more info

Image for Howard Hughes - The Hidden Years

Howard Hughes - The Hidden Years

By: Phelan, James

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1977

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5502

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 216mm x 137mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvi prelims, 201pp. Fair/Good. Book in better than good condition save for 1 sq cm of staining to right edge of block. Base of spine also bumped. Dustwrapper has been handled, spine faded. The true story of the final years in the extraordinary life of the world's most reclusive billionaire. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Hughes, recluse, billionaire View more info

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Madam Speaker - The Life of Betty Boothroyd

By: Routledge, Paul

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Harper Collins: 1995

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 5472

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 262pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Owners inscription. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has some light shelfwear and evidence of occasional handling. Biography of the one-time Tiller Girl who became the first-ever woman Speaker of the House of Commons. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Boothroyd, Tiller, Parliament, Speaker View more info

Image for Aryamehr: The Shah of Iran - A Political

Aryamehr: The Shah of Iran - A Political

By: Sanghvi, Ramesh

Price: £12.25

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1969

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2445

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , xxvi prelims, 390pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Block loosening slightly, edges dusted. Spine bumped and slightly creased. Dustwrapper is worm, with fraying and chipping around edges and general discolouring. Single small tear to top of spine. An account of the early decades of rule by the man fated to be the last Shah of Iran. Catalogue: Political Biography.... View more info

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Mirabeau

By: Scudder, Evarts S.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Arthur Barker: 1935

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 5466

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 8vo purple cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 279pp. plus index, Fair/Fair. Previous owner's name. Book feels a little loose, spine and boards bumped, foxing to opening/closing pages, block edges grubby. Dustwrapper is faded with shelfwear and chipping. Readable biography of the great genius of the early French Revolution. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Mirabeau, Revolution, Jacobin View more info

Anecdotes of the Life of Richard Watson, Bishop of Landaff, written by himself at different intervals and revised in 1814

By: Watson, Richard

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, Cadell & Davies: 1818

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 5163

Condition: Less than good


Hardback, 8vo green cloth spine over marbled card boards, gilt titles, second edition, 440pp. Less than good/NoWrapper. Book actually feels solid and sturdy in hands, but block pages are wobbly, presumably caused by dampening. Pp. 3-14 partially detached. Block edges also grubby, boards and spine bumped. Text is still perfectly readable. First Volume in Two-Volume set of Political memoirs. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Watson, Whig, politics View more info

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Our Partnership

By: Webb, Beatrice

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Longmans Green: 1948

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2434

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 544pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Less than good. Top of spine bumped. Top of block dusted. Block loosening. Dustwrapper is shelfworn, with spine faded, and heavy staining to rear. Edited by Barbara Drake and Margaret Cole, and drawing on Beatrice Webb's diaries, this companion volume to "My Apprenticeship" tells the story of Mrs Webb's intellectual and personal pa... View more info

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Man of Stature - Sir Henry James Tucker

By: Williams, J. Randolf

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hamilton, Bermuda, Camden Editions: 1987

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2439

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 269pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Base of spine slightly bumped. Dustwrapper has some fading and to tops of flaps. The biography of an important figure of Bermudan politics in the 20th century - a white man who contributed much to the reform of racial politics in his homeland. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Bermuda, government, race View more info

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Peers in Parliament Reformed

By: Wyndham, William

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Quiller Press: 1998

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5101

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm yellow cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvi prelims, 240pp. plus index, Near Fine/Near Fine. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper (now protected) is near fine. Cogent argument for reform of the House of Lords. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Lords, parliament, Labour View more info