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A Cornish Waif's Story
1 A Cornish Waif's Story
Odhams 1955 Hardcover Fair Fair Hardcover 
reprint. the jacket is worn, taped and torn. tanning. light marks. well bound. fair copy.[S.K] 
Price: 8.55 USD
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A Handful of Memories: Rhodes Reminiscences 1923 - 2004
2 A Handful of Memories: Rhodes Reminiscences 1923 - 2004
Rhodes University 2007 Soft cover Near Fine No Jacket Soft cover 
This short collection of letters contributed by past students (96 pages) is in very good condition. The cover is fine and unmarked. The contents and pages are in near fine condition throughout. fk 
Price: 28.50 USD
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Cricket is my Life
3 Cricket is my Life
4th Edition Fair Poor Signed
The dust jacket is tanned, shelf rubbed, edge worn and torn. It is tape repaired on both sides. With cellophane though, it still rather look acceptable. The boards are still in a good condition, except for some age related marks. The pages are tanned and signs of foxing and other marks are visible throughout the text. There is a previous owner's inscription on the front end page and an author's inscription on the title page. Tightly bound and complete with 232 pages. [B.K.] 
Price: 27.55 USD
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Great Minds of the 21st Century
4 Great Minds of the 21st Century
American Biographical Institute Inc 2005 2nd Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Hardcover signed
Inscribed by Author(s)Complete - various paginations. In excellent condition throughout. The famous, sought-after South African painter, Bettie Cilliers-Barnard has inscribed the book for her son Wimcar on the frontispage. She has also indicated where to find her entry in the book. A solid, handsome volume. The back cover has marks from storage. Otherwise the book is in pristine condition. The contents are tight and bright. The pages clean, clear and very confident. fk 
Price: 47.50 USD
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5 Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd Fotobiografie / Pictoral Biography 1901 - 1966
Vootrekkerpers Berperk 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Hardcover 
undated,circa 1966.Afrikaans text with a few parts in English.limited edition, number 239 out of 400.jacket is shelf rubbed and a bit edgeworn.includes letter in Afrikaans from publishers.no inscriptions.well bound.good copy.[S.K] 
Price: 38.00 USD
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Letter of passage from Embassy of France in London 1897 - signed Geoffray
6 Letter of passage from Embassy of France in London 1897 - signed Geoffray
1897 No Binding Good No Jacket No Binding signed
Signed by Author(s)A letter of passage to the customs of France requesting assistance from the Embassy of the French Republique in London. Dated: 12 Janvier 1897. A letter template annotated and signed by the Charge 'affaire (Leon) Geoffray who, whilst in London, became convinced that a strong relationship between France and England should be formalised. It was his work on this that led to the Entente Cordiale. The letter is double folded. Franked: Ambassade de France a Londres - Republique Francais. The name of the traveller, the annotations and the destination customs offices (Calais and Paris) are in Geoffray's handwriting. The condition is good, sound, neat with no damage or wear. The print and ink are clear and easily legible. fk 
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Letter of passage from the Ambassador of France to the Russian Court 1897 - signed by Marquis de Montebello
7 Letter of passage from the Ambassador of France to the Russian Court 1897 - signed by Marquis de Montebello
1897 No Binding Good No Jacket No Binding signed
Signed by Author(s)Handwritten letter of passage from the French Embassy in St. Petersburg. Dated: 23 mars 1897 requesting the French customs to give all assistance to the named traveller. Signed by the Ambassador Gustave, Marquis de Montebello, who had been at the Russian Court since 1891. Montebello became a very close friend to the Romanovs. Before St. Petersburg he had been ambassador to Constantinople. Template headers (Ambassade de la Republique Francaise). Date not filled in. Handwritten by fonctionniere: "L'Ambassadeur de France pres Sa Majeste L'Empereur de toutes les Russies prie M. M. les Officiers des Douanes Francaises de vouloir bien accorder toutes les facilites compatibles avec l'application des reglements pour l'entree en franchise des bagages de Madame Guillemin, epoused du 2eme secretaire de cette Ambassade, qui se rend en France. St.-Petersbourg, le 23 mars 1897." Signed G. Montebello. Franked: Ambassade de la Republique Francaise - St Petersbourg. In good condition. Folded twice. Some mild marking and a short closed tear at the bottom of the right edge. The page is sound, secure, very legible, neat. fk 
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Letter of passage from the French Legation in Athens to French customs dated 1902 - signed by Olivier d'Ormessoy
8 Letter of passage from the French Legation in Athens to French customs dated 1902 - signed by Olivier d'Ormessoy
1902 No Binding Good No Jacket No Binding signed
Signed by Author(s)Letter of passage from the Legation of the French Republic in Greece requesting of the utmost assistance of the French customs to the named traveller. Signed by the L'Envoye Extraordinaire et Ministre Plenipotentiaire de la Republique Francaise a Athene, Olivier d'Ormessoy (signature: d'Ormessoy). Template letter with heading ["Legation de la Republique Francaise en Grece]. The name of the traveller and the date [17 mai 1902] are handwritten (by d'Ormessoy?). Franked: Legation de France a Athenes - Republique Francaise. D'Oremessoy was appointed as Ambassador to Brussels after this post. The letter is in good strong, sound condition. Folded twice. Some mild foxing on reverse side. The print and ink are strong and good. The top and bottom edge have very mild wear. There is a closed tear to the horizontal fold at the left hand edge. Otherwise the aspect is fresh and tidy. fk 
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Letter of passage from the French Legation in Brussels, 1897, signed by the ambassador: Marquis of Montholon
9 Letter of passage from the French Legation in Brussels, 1897, signed by the ambassador: Marquis of Montholon
1897 No Binding Good No Jacket No Binding signed
Signed by Author(s)A letter of passage from the French Legation in Belgium requesting all possibile assistance from the French customs officials to the named travellers. Dated: 26 fevrier 1897. Signed: Montholon (Charles-Jean-Tristan). Montholon was the son, by his mistress, of the disreputable general and close friend of Napoleon, Charles Tristan Montholon (he chose exile in St Helena with Napoleon). Template letter with heading [Legation de France en Belgique]. Names of the travellers, the date and annotations are in Montholon's hand. Franked [Legation de France a Bruxelles]. In sound good condition. Many calculations (apparently concurrent in age) on the reverse of the page. Folded twice. Mild handling marking. The paper is undamaged and strong. The inks and printing are very clear and sure. Ambassador Montholon died in 1899. fk 
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Living Legends 2005
10 Living Legends 2005
International Biographical Centre, Cambridge 2005 1903986176 / 9781903986172 1st Edition Hardcover Fine No Jacket Hardcover signed
Inscribed by Author(s)641 pages (complete). In excellent, pristine condition. Ownership inscription on the frontispage from Bettie Cilliers-Barnard - a much regarded and internationally known South African artist. She has also inscribed the title page to her daughter Jana (Cilliers), a very successful and internationally acclaimed actor. The cover is handsome and neat. There is some very mild storage marking. The pages are trimmed in gilt that gleams youthfully and healthily. The contents are fine and as if new throughout. A silken marker ribbon is attached. fk 
Price: 47.50 USD
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Porsche - The Cayman / Exclusive Cayman - Ultimate Personalisatioln
11 Porsche - The Cayman / Exclusive Cayman - Ultimate Personalisatioln
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart 2014 3rd Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Hardcover 
Two books in the pack. Publisher band acts a binder. This is tidy and secure. The main book covers Cayman models. The second covers personalisation opportunities. Both books are complete and smart. They are secure and sure, clean, clear, bright, confident. Pleasing. fk 
Price: 30.40 USD
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Rufus Isaacs First Marquess of Reading , By His Son the Marquess of Reading 1914 - 1935
12 Rufus Isaacs First Marquess of Reading , By His Son the Marquess of Reading 1914 - 1935
Hutchinson 1945 Hardcover Fair No Jacket Hardcover 
the boards are worn and marked. ex-library copy with pockets, stamps and marks. tanning. soiled pages. well bound. fair copy.[S.K] 
Price: 7.60 USD
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13 The Memoirs of Field-Marshall The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
Collins 1958 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 
The boards are a bit rubbed, soiled and edgeworn but have suffered little loss. Some occasional light foxing and a signature; otherwise internally clean and tightly bound. The fbep is missing. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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14 Abramovitch, Maja To Forgive . But Not Forget: Maja's Story
Valentine Mitchell 2002 085303432X / 9780853034322 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Soft cover 
The wraps are a bit shelf rubbed.Internally clean and tightly bound.EK. 
Price: 11.40 USD
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15 Abse, Dannie Goodbye, Twentieth Century: An Autobiography
United Kingdom: Pimlico 2001 0712668292 / 9780712668293 Soft cover Fine Soft cover 
The wraps are slightly rubbed and marked.Internally clean.Tightly bound.[R.K] 
Price: 14.25 USD
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16 Ackerman, Raymond & Prichard, Denise Hearing Grasshoppers Jump
David Philip 2001 0864863829 / 9780864863829 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Near Fine Hardcover 
The jacket is slightly rubbed. Internally clean and tightly bound. Minor tape scarring. 
Price: 24.70 USD
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17 Ackerman, Raymond & Prichard, Denise Hearing Grasshoppers Jump
David Philip 2001 0864863829 / 9780864863829 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 
The jacket is a bit rubbed. Internally clean and tightly bound. One inscription. 
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18 Ackerman, Raymond & Prichard, Denise Hearing Grasshoppers Jump
David Philip 2001 0864863829 / 9780864863829 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Hardcover 
The jacket is a bit rubbed and edgeworn. Tightly bound. 
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19 Ackerman, Raymond;Prichard, Denise Hearing Grasshoppers Jump: The Story of Raymond Ackerman
David Philip Publishers 2001 0864863829 / 9780864863829 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Hardcover signed
Signed by Author(s)the jacket is shelf rubbed and a bit knocked. a little marked. signed by the author. internally clean and tightly bound. [P.K.] 
Price: 23.75 USD
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Hearing Grasshoppers Jump: The Story of Raymond Ackerman, Ackerman, Raymond;Prichard, Denise
20 Ackerman, Raymond;Prichard, Denise Hearing Grasshoppers Jump: The Story of Raymond Ackerman
David Philip, Publishers 2001 0864863829 / 9780864863829 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover signed
Signed by Author(s)jacket is lightly shelf rubbed. inscribed and signed by author. book may have been read but still remains in excellent condition. well bound. fine copy.[S.K] 
Price: 23.75 USD
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