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The Story of Fergie Bey, Bey, Fergie
1 Bey, Fergie The Story of Fergie Bey
Macmillan and Co 1930 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Hardcover 
The boards are very shelf rubbed, edge worn, marked and surface damaged. There is a medium sized dent in the board which seems to have been made by a blunt, pointed object. This dent extends into the first few pages of the book, which are indented in the same area but are not torn or damaged to the point of illegibility. Internally, there is sporadic foxing throughout, but the pages remain legible and complete, with a charming fold-out map at the back. Tightly bound. JK 
Price: 17.10 USD
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Conversations of Lord Byron with the Countess of Blessington, Blessington, Countess of (Margaret)
2 Blessington, Countess of (Margaret) Conversations of Lord Byron with the Countess of Blessington
R Bentley for Henry Colburn, London 1834 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Hardcover 
412 pages (complete). FIRST edition of Lady Blessington's revealing memories of her conversations with Lord Byron. The Lady was a famous literary hostess and these 'revelations' are as if Ann Fleming had reproduced the conversation of her luncheon tables. Lady Blessington was astute enough to know that there was an insatiable appetite for knowledge of the dangerously romantic poet. They reveal the man with all of his beauty spots and blemishes. A review, in the Monthly Review, on publication can be ably quoted thus: " With such various forms of pleasing as rarely fall to the lot of man. Byron possessed the counterbalance to an extraordinary degree; as he could disenchant his admirers almost as quickly as he had won their admiration. He was too observant not to discover, at a glance, the falling off in the admiration of those around him, and resented as an injury the decrease in their esteem, which a little consideration for their feelings, and some restraint in the expression of his own, would have prevented. Sensitive, jealous, and exigent himself, he had no sympathy or forbearance for those weaknesses in others. He claimed admiration not only for his genius, but for his defects, as a sort of right that appertained solely to him. He was conscious of this foiblesse, but wanted either power or inclination to correct it, and was deeply offended if others appeared to have made the discovery.??p. 403. The volume really affords many interesting materials for useful meditation; and those who wish to see the results on the moral nature of one who has judgment, joined with good sense, and more than all, a thorough knowledge of busy life, will not fail to peruse these Conversations." Juicy stuff indeed! This copy has been much owned and ignorantly stored. Boards are much worn all about. They are scuffed, marked, resolute. The leather spine too, is much worn and cracked. It is also defiant in its security. Within, the front pages are much worn as is the binding. They, and the binding, are secure and assured. The papertrims are marked from handling and storage. However, the pages, despite occasional marking and foxing, are benign, very clear and confident, well-spaced and well-placed, competent and certain, agreeable and most amenable. The book may be read and owned with the comfort of pleasure. fk 
Price: 209.00 USD
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President  Masaryk  Tells  His  Story, Capek, Karel
3 Capek, Karel President Masaryk Tells His Story
George Allen & Unwin 1942 3rd impression Hardcover Used: Very Good Good Hardcover 
Small ege tears on jacket and marked.Previous ownership inscription.Tightly bound.[R.K] 
Price: 9.50 USD
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The Baby Boat, Cross, Karen
4 Cross, Karen The Baby Boat
Karen Cross 2013 Second Edition Softcover Near Fine Softcover Signed by author
The title page has been signed in black ink by the author. The wraps are ever so slightly rubbed and edge worn, but remain bright, glossy and whole. Internally, there are no other markings or inscriptions apart from the author's signature. The pages are clean, crisp and complete. The binding remains lovely and tight. Overall, a charming book. JV.K 
Price: 45.60 USD
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My Life and Prophecies: as told to Rene Noorbergen, Dixon, Jeane
5 Dixon, Jeane My Life and Prophecies: as told to Rene Noorbergen
Frederick Muller 1971 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Hardcover 
The boards are a touch rubbed and edge worn, but remain whole and strong. The dust jacket is rubbed and edge worn, with multiple chips, tears and creases along the edges, the largest chip is out of the bottom of the spine, and cuts out the publisher's name. Internally, the corner of the front end page has been cut away, and there is a previous owner's inscription and a stamp marking on it. There are no other markings or inscriptions and the rest of the pages are crisp, clean and complete. JV.K 
Price: 6.65 USD
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Cecil Rhodes : A Biography and Appreciation by Imperialist, Dr. Jameson
6 Dr. Jameson Cecil Rhodes : A Biography and Appreciation by Imperialist
Macmillan 1897 Hardcover Poor No Jacket Hardcover 
boards are very worn, cocked and chipped. thorough tanning, foxing and markings. loose hinges and visible netting. page ends are roughly cut. map is missing. several pages are stained and heavily marked. ownership stamps. a poor reading copy.[S.K] 
Price: 33.25 USD
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Choosing to Live: A Remarkable True Story of Adventure and Survival in the Amazon Jungle, Du Plessis, Davey
7 Du Plessis, Davey Choosing to Live: A Remarkable True Story of Adventure and Survival in the Amazon Jungle
David Du Plessis 2013 Second Edition Softcover As New Softcover 
The wraps are the slightest touch edge worn, but this is not evident, and they remain whole and square. Internally, there are no markings or inscriptions, and the pages within are clean, crisp and complete. J.K 
Price: 8.55 USD
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8 Friedlander, Max J. Genuine and Counterfeit: Experiences of a Connoisseur
Albert & Charles Boni 1930 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 
The boards are a touch shelf rubbed and marked, but remain strong and square. Internally, there are no markings or inscriptions, although the pages within are lightly tanned. They are clean, crisp and complete. Tightly bound. J.K 
Price: 19.00 USD
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The Time of Power:  A Reappraisal of John Foster Dulles, Goold-Adams, Richard
9 Goold-Adams, Richard The Time of Power: A Reappraisal of John Foster Dulles
Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1962 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Hardcover 
The dust jacket has some short tears and is chipped at the edges. It will still look good in cellophane though. The boards are in a very good condition. Internally clean and tightly bound. Complete with 320 pages. [B.K.] 
Price: 2.85 USD
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Between Life and Death, Grant-Whyte, Harry
10 Grant-Whyte, Harry Between Life and Death
Shuter & Shooter 1976 Hardcover Very Good Good Hardcover Signed
The dust jacket is slightly shelf rubbed and edge worn. It will still look good in cellophane though. The boards show some age related marks as well as on the front and back end pages. There is an author's inscription on the front end page. Internally clean and tightly bound. Complete with 135 pages. [B.K.] 
Price: 26.60 USD
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The Tin Drum, Grass, Gunter
11 Grass, Gunter The Tin Drum
Secker & Warburg 1962 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Hardcover 
First English edition. Translated from German. The boards are the slightest bit rubbed, marked and worn. There are no other defects however, and the boards remain square and the gilt on the spine bright. the dust jacket is rather rubbed, marked and worn, with multiple small tears and creases along the edges. This does not affect the legibility of the jacket, and it remains whole and intact. Internally, the front pastedown has a previous retailer's sticker on it. The first and last few pages have some light foxing on them but this does not extend into the rest of the pages, which remain clean, crisp and complete. There are no other markings or inscriptions. The binding is tight and it is presented beautifully in cellophane. JV 
Price: 45.60 USD
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Your Birthday : November 20 - Famous Birthdays, Great Events, Diaries & Letters, Saints of the Day, Flower of the Day, Your Star Sign, Green, Jonathan (Ed)
12 Green, Jonathan (Ed) Your Birthday : November 20 - Famous Birthdays, Great Events, Diaries & Letters, Saints of the Day, Flower of the Day, Your Star Sign
W H Smith 1993 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 
80 pages (complete). Pocket-sized gift book. An amiable copy. The covers are neat. They are a little rubbed and marked. Within, there is a gift inscription on the front paste-down. The pages are mild-mannered, clean, clear, comfortable and companionable. fk 
Price: 5.70 USD
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The Super Cops: Play It To A Bust, Greenberg, Dave
13 Greenberg, Dave The Super Cops: Play It To A Bust
Hawthorn Books 1975 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Hardcover Signed by author
The front end page has been signed by both author Greenberg and his police partner, Hantz. The boards are edge worn and aged, but remain square and whole. The dust jacket is rubbed, marked and a touch edge worn. Aside from this, it remains whole and bright. internally, the back end page and pastedown are a bit marked, but there are no other markings or inscriptions within aside from the signatures on the front end page. The pages are clean, crisp and complete. Overall, the binding is strong, and it is presented handsomely in cellophane. JV.K. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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Alan's War: The Memories of G.I. Alan Cope, Guibert, Emmanuel
14 Guibert, Emmanuel Alan's War: The Memories of G.I. Alan Cope
First Second 2008 Softcover Very Good Softcover 
The wraps are a touch shelf rubbed and worn, and the corners are a touch creased. However, they remain clean and bright. Internally, the pages are clean, crisp and complete, with no defect. The binding is strong. A charming book. JV.K 
Price: 3.80 USD
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Sticks and Stones, Hawkridge
15 Hawkridge Sticks and Stones
jJ H Productions 1987 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Hardcover Signed
The dust jacket is slightly shelf rubbed and has some price sticker residue at the back. The boards are in a very good condition. There is a previous owner's inscription within the front board. An author's signature can be noticed on the front end page and an inscription on the title page. Internally clean and tightly bound. Complete with 189 pages. [B.K.] 
Price: 10.45 USD
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Journey to the Promised Land, Hodges, Peter
16 Hodges, Peter Journey to the Promised Land
Proudly Mzansi Publishing 2009 First Edition Softcover Very Good Softcover 
The wraps are in a very good condition and appear as new. Internally clean and tightly bound. Complete with 378 pages. [B.K.] 
Price: 36.10 USD
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The Incense-Tree, Hopkinson, Diana
17 Hopkinson, Diana The Incense-Tree
Routledge & Kegan Paul 1968 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Hardcover 
The boards are the slightest touch edge worn, but remain strong and square, with slightly dulled silver gilt to the spine. The dust jacket is rubbed, marked and worn. The spine is discoloured, with a small chip at the bottom edge, but the jacket as a whole remains bright and intact. Internally, there is a previous owner's signature on the front end page, but the rest of the pages within are unmarked, crisp and complete. The binding remains tight, and it is presented cheerfully in cellophane. JV.K 
Price: 39.90 USD
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The Notorious Syndicalist: J.T. Bain: A Scottish  Rebel in Colonial South Africa, Hyslop, Jonathan
18 Hyslop, Jonathan The Notorious Syndicalist: J.T. Bain: A Scottish Rebel in Colonial South Africa
Jacana Media 2004 1919931724 / 9781919931722 First Edition Softcover Very Good Softcover Signed by author
The half title page has been signed by Hyslop. The wraps are rubbed and a touch worn, and they are slightly warped. However, they remain clean and whole. Internally, the pages are clean, crisp and complete. Apart from the author's signature, there are no other markings or inscriptions within. the binding is tight. JV 
Price: 28.50 USD
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Great Days: The Autobiography of an Empire Pioneer, Johnson, Frank
19 Johnson, Frank Great Days: The Autobiography of an Empire Pioneer
G. Bell and Sons Ltd 1940 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
Complete with all plates and maps. The boards are rubbed, marked and edge worn. There is some discolouration on the front and back boards near the bottom corner and the corners are a touch frayed and knocked inwards.. Despite this, the boards are strong and square. Internally, there is a previous owner's signature on the front end page, which is discoloured and tanned. This does not extend into the body of the book, which remains clean, crisp and complete. The binding is tight. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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Charlize: Ek leef my droom, Karsten, Chris
20 Karsten, Chris Charlize: Ek leef my droom
Human & Rousseau 2009 First Edition Softcover Very Good Softcover 
The wraps are in a very good condition, except for some sticker residue at the back and the front wrap curves up slightly. Internally clean and tightly bound. Complete with 303 pages. Afrikaans language. [B.K.] 
Price: 28.50 USD
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