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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

Casanova's Memoirs

By: Monet, Joseph

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, W.H. Allen: 1953

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3521

Condition: Good


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 290pp. Illustrations by Vincente Minnelli. Good/NoWrapper. Curious private library stamp on front endpaper - "Vera & James Hind" - book is aged, with general darkening of block and some foxing to edges, also affecting opening and closing pages. Spine bumped and faded. Tight and solid with clean boards. Memoirs of the great lover, perhaps noteworthy for being illustrated by Vincente Minnelli. Catal... View more info

The Five Sons of "Bare Betty"

By: Murray (C.M.G., D.S.O.), Colonel Hon. Arthur C.; Tweedsmuir (K.C.M.G., C.H.), Lord

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1936

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 3515

Condition: Good


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 211pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Times review of 1936 pasted to front inner board. Spine and boards bumped. Block a little darkened. The brood of a remarkable 18th century Scottish woman is here recalled by a family descendant. Catalogue: Historical Biography. Keywords: Murray, patrick, Minorca View more info

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Looking for Robbie

By: Norman, Neil

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Orion: 1999

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3572

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 227pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper is near fine. Biography of heavyweight Scottish actor best known for his TV role as Cracker. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Coltrane, Tutti, BBC, Cracker View more info

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Pictures in the Hallway

By: O'Casey, Sean

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: 1949

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 529

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 215mm x 143mm brown cloth boards, black titles, first thus, 2nd impression, , 373pp. Good +++/Good +. Book is not new and has been read but no obvious imperfections save for nine speckles on right block edge, block also a little darkened with age. Dustwrapper (now protected) has chipping to edges and some grubbiness and wear to rear but still presentable, with protection. The second volume of O'Casey's autobiographical work describes the great man's first taste... View more info

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The Disciple and his Devil

By: Pascal, Valerie

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1971

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3829

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 319pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Private library sticker on front inner board. Front endpaper clipped at top. Base of spine bumped. Top of block a little dusty. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some very slight shelfwear, rear a little discoloured in places. A biography of Gabriel Pascal, a great screenwriter, famed for his adaptations of the plays of Shaw, written by Pascal's wife. Catalo... View more info

John Hare - Comedian 1865-1895

By: Pemberton, T. Edgar

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons: 1895

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3236

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, vi prelims, 202pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Boards bumped. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. View more info

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The Kendals

By: Pemberton, T. Edgar

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Arthur Pearson: 1900

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3462

Condition: Less than good


Hardback, 8vo purple cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 308pp. Photographic illustrations. Less than good/NoWrapper. Block and boards tight and solid but generally bumped and scuffed with light 1sq cm stain to front. Some preliminary pages have torn edges and block as a whole is frayed at end opposite spine. Boards and spine now protected. A biography of a 19th century theatrical couple, with 17 plate illustrations. Catalogue: Theatrical Biograph... View more info

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Bluebell - The authorized biography of Margaret Kelly, founder of the legendary Bluebell Girls

By: Perry, George

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Guild Publishing: 1986

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3567

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo 253mm x 173mm cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 224pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Spine slightly bumped. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some shelfwear along top and bottom. The story of the founder of a legendary dance troupe. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Kelly, Bluebell, Bergere, Lido View more info

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The Secret Orchard of Roger Ackerley

By: Petre, Diana

Price: £9.00

Publisher: New York, George Brazillier: 1975

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 570

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 215mm x 146mm green cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, viii prelims, 183+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is tight and clean save for a little foxing to right block edge. Dustwrapper has some light edgewear and evidence of occasional handling only. First US edition of Petre's "deeply moving evocation" of her unusual childhood and of her mother Muriel - mistress of her (illegitimate) father Roger Ackerley, himself the (... View more info

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Triple Commission

By: Petro, W.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1968

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3447

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 262pp. plus index, Good +++/Good +. Very ends of spine faded. Light creasing to opening pages. Dustwrapper (now protected) is bright and clean, but end of spine chipped, with 7mm tear to top of rear, and 2cm tear (repaired) to front base. Front flap badly creased. The remarkable life of a 20th century Russian. Catalogue: Historical Biography. Keywords: Russia, Soviet, Manchuria View more info

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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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Ask Sir James - Sir James Reid, Personal Physician to Queen Victoria and Physician-in-Ordinary to three monarchs

By: Reid, Michaela

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1987

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3453

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 315pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Block pages have darkened, notably around edges. Top front corner bumped. Dustwrapper has been handled, top front corner bumped, some discolouring to edge of rear flap. The biography of a man who was physician - and much more - to Queen Victoria, written by the wife of the good doctor's grandson. Catalogue: Historical Biography. Keywords: Rei... View more info

The Story of Princess Elizabeth, brought up to date and including some Stories of Princess Margaret

By: Ring, Anne

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1932

Edition: second edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 3544

Condition: Good


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, orange titles, second edition, 2nd impression, , 126pp. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Spine and adjacent front board are faded, and top of block dusted, but book is tight and solid. Delightful little book celebrating (and illustrating) the early girlhood of the future Queen Elizabeth II, with this edition also introducing her sister Margaret. Catalogue: Historical Biography. Keywords: Elizabeth, Prin... 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

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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

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Marilyn, Hitler and Me

By: Shulman, Milton

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1998

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 864

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 386pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Owners inscription. Book has been read, block edges just a little dusty and grubby from handling, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) has been handled but still clean with minimal wear. Memoirs of a famous British newspaper critic of the second half of the 20th century. Catalogue: Film, TV and Media... View more info

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Lock Up the Swings on Sundays

By: Smith, Sir Alex

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Crook Town, Durham, The Memoir Club: 1998

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3193

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 455pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Very Good. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper is bumped at base of spine and has been handled maybe once or twice else near fine. The memoirs of an eminent man of industry and education, who rose from humble Scottish origins through War service to the heights of the British educational establishment. Catalogue: Biography. K... View more info

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The Fine and the Wicked - The Life & Times of Ouida

By: Stirling, Monica

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1957

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 2356

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 223pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Owners inscription. Ends of spine bumped and faded. Differential fading to endpapers. Block beginning to detach from spine. Block edges dusted. Dustwrapper is worn and discoloured, with some chipping to edges, and single tear to top of back cover. An intriguing biography of a woman born in England in 1839 of a French father, and who became a London s... View more info

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Destination Chungking

By: Suyin, Han

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1957

Edition: second edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 10561

Condition: Good


Hardback, 224mm x 140mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 6th impression, , ix prelims, 287pp. Good/Less than good. Owners inscription. Spine and boards a little bumped, block darkened by age with grubby edges. Pages unmarked. Dustwrapper (now protected) is generally darkened and frayed around edges, with small loss at ends of spine, larger area lost at top of rear. First published in 1942, this is the remarkable memoir of a young woman growing up in war-to... View more info

A Chance to Live

By: Tavistock, Marchioness ; Levin, Angela

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Headline: 1991

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 6486

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 214+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Owners inscription. Book has been read perhaps once. Top edge of block dusty, otherwise very good. Dustwrapper has only minimal wear with one line inscription to rear. Inspirational story of how the author's husband, the Marquess of Tavistock, suffered a terrible stroke at the age of 48, and how he achieved a remarkable recovery with the help ... View more info

Kathy and Me

By: Taylforth, Gillian ; Crofts, Andrew

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 1995

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3226

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 211pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. The life story of the actress famed for playing Kathy Beale in Eastenders. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Eastenders View more info

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Citizen Lord - Edward Fitzgerald, 1763-1798

By: Tillyard, Stella

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1997

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2857

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 25cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 335pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Very Good. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper (now protected) has very slight shelfwear and handling else near fine. The fascinating story of an 18th century Irish adventurer and revolutionary who perished in the course of Ireland's first great rebellion against English rule. Catalogue: Historical Biography. Keywords: Ireland,... View more info

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The Widening Circle

By: van Druten, John

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1957

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1159

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 220mm x 142mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 229pp. Good +++/Good +. Book is a little darkened by age, with dusty top block edge, but otherwise clean and tight. Dustwrapper is a little darkened in places, with wear along top edge, but still presentable. The engaging musings of a Anglo-American playwright on literary and personal matters. Catalogue: Literary Biography. Keywords: theatre, Druten, California, stage 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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Red Plush & Black Velvet - The Story of Dame Nellie MELBA and her times

By: Wechsberg, Joseph

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1962

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 3468

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 376pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Fair/Fair. Spine and boards bumped. Block edges dusty and a little grubby. Watery foxing to endpapers and adjacent boards. Dustwrapper (now protected) has 1/2 sq cm loss to top of spine. Front flap torn. Biography of a legendary soprano. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Opera, malba, coloratura, soprano View more info

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Mark Twain in England

By: Welland, Dennis

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2236

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 267pp. plus index, plus appendix/appendicies, Very Good/Very Good. Slight dusting to block edges. Dustwrapper has shelfwear resulting in slight fraying at top of front, and spine. Also 1cm x 2cm stain to front where price sticker has been removed. The intriguing story of how Mark Twain's greatest works were published and received in England, drawing on original correspondence and Twain's own accounts of his ... 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