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Russian Surgeon, Amosoff, Prof N ; St. George, George (transl)
1 Amosoff, Prof N ; St. George, George (transl) Russian Surgeon
Neville Spearman, London 1966 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Hardcover 
223 pages (complete). A decent, sound copy of this memoir by the legendary Ukrainian surgeon. The dustjacket is mild-mannered with light shelving wear and scuffing. The boards are assured with shallow edge knocks. The contents are most agreeable. They are tight, clean, clear, healthy. fk 
Price: 7.60 USD
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Courtyard of the Happy Way, Cliff, Norman
2 Cliff, Norman Courtyard of the Happy Way
Arthur James Ltd., Evesham 1977 0853051917 / 9780853051916 First Edition Softcover Good No Jacket Softcover 
144 pages (complete). A benign copy of this kind memoir. The covers have some wear, scuffing, creasing from use and shelving. They are comfortable and secure. The contents have a previous owner's stamps. The pages are mild-mannered with some gentle wear to the edges and corners. They are however, clean, clear, benevolent, personal. fk 
Price: 57.00 USD
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To Catch a Man, Cloete, Rehna 'Tiny'
3 Cloete, Rehna 'Tiny' To Catch a Man
Arthur Barker Ltd., London 1958 Second Impression Hardcover Good Poor Hardcover Cloete, Rehna 
291 pages (complete). A resolutely comfortable copy. The dustjacket is much worn all about. Due to storage conditions the dj is stuck to the boards. The spine is marked from storage. Within, the contents are amiable, cheerful, clean, clear, contented. fk 
Price: 4.75 USD
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A Major Card : The Memoirs of Charles Every, Esq. of Casa das Primas Carvoeiro Lagoa, Algarve Portugal, Every, Charles : Ward, Peter E (ed)
4 Every, Charles : Ward, Peter E (ed) A Major Card : The Memoirs of Charles Every, Esq. of Casa das Primas Carvoeiro Lagoa, Algarve Portugal
Peter Ward, Ipswich, UK 2001 First Edition Softcover Good No Jacket Softcover Inscribed
218 pages (complete). Ex-library (Rosebank Library / Biblioteek) with consequent stamps, labels, annotations, wear. Inscribed on the frontispage by Charles Every :"Natalie & Barry, In view of our long standing friendship darling Natalie from the time we suffered 'in' Monza followed by your fantastic wedding to Barry (Italian style) I hope you will both enjoy reading this - Much Love Charles Xmas 2001". The covers are agreeably comfortable. They have some mild creasing and wear, some rubbing and some very light handling marks. The contents are amiable and companionable, they are clean and clear, certain and congenial. fk 
Price: 57.00 USD
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Transgressor in the Tropics, Farson, Negley
5 Farson, Negley Transgressor in the Tropics
Victor Gollancz Ltd., London 1937 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Poor Hardcover 
320 pages (complete). A mild-mannered copy. The dustjacket is worn, scuffed and marked all about. It is comfortable and secure. The boards are worn, scuffed. They are placid. Within, the contents are agreeable. There are very occasional marks, however, the pages are clean, clear, comfortable, congenial. fk 
Price: 38.00 USD
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Billy Gallagher's Golden Mile : Celebrating 50 Years in the Kitchen - Menu specially prepared by the Present and Past Presidents of the South African Chef Association 20 November 2013 ['Lettuce and a Lady's Breast'], Gallagher, Billy
6 Gallagher, Billy Billy Gallagher's Golden Mile : Celebrating 50 Years in the Kitchen - Menu specially prepared by the Present and Past Presidents of the South African Chef Association 20 November 2013 ['Lettuce and a Lady's Breast']
The Author 2013 Special Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Hardcover Signed
Complete. A special 'edition' prepared for guests at Gallagher's Golden Jubilee Evening in 2013. Signed by Gallagher on the frontispage. The book consists of a few extracts from an 'upcoming book'. The bulk of the book consists of blank pages. The dustjacket is a little short. It has mild wear and scuffing. It is otherwise neat. The boards are very smart. The contents are bright, clean, clear, very certain. fk 
Price: 23.75 USD
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7 Ghyka, Matila ; Fermor, Patrick Leigh (intro) The World Mine Oyster : The Memoirs of Matila Ghyka, KCVO, MC
Heinemann, London 1961 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair Hardcover 
330 pages (complete). A rare copy of this first edition of Prince Matila Ghyka's charming, inspiring memoirs. The dustjacket is placid. It has wear, scuffing, marks. It is comfortable and secure. The boards have been much faded, marked, worn all about by storage conditions. They are stead, sound. The frontispage has a gift inscription (not from the author). The contents are contented, benign. They are clean, clear, calm, certain, benevolent, convivial, companionable. fk 
Price: 190.00 USD
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8 Hamman, Bob ; Manley, Brent At the Table: The Autobiography of the World's #1 Rated Bridge Player
Dbm Publications, Memphis 1996 0964258412 / 9780964258419 2nd Paperback Very Good No Jacket Paperback Signed
314 pages (complete). Inscribed by Hamman on the frontispage. A mild-mannered, contentedly owned copy. The covers have some handling wear about the edges and seams. They are otherwise placid and healthy. The contents are relaxed, comfortable, clean, clear. fk 
Price: 71.25 USD
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So Much Love So Little Money, Irvine, Lyn
9 Irvine, Lyn So Much Love So Little Money
Faber and Faber, London 1957 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Fair Hardcover 
170 pages (complete). A gentle copy. The dustjacket has wear and marks from storage. It is still comfortable and placid. The boards are tidy and benign. Within, the contents are most agreeable. They are very clean and clear, comfortable and contented, amiable and amenable. fk 
Price: 21.85 USD
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Shame The Devil, O'Flaherty, Liam
10 O'Flaherty, Liam Shame The Devil
Grayson & Grayson, London 1934 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
285 pages (complete). True first edition. O'Flaherty was no friend of the Irish censor. Indeed, in this first edition, two paragraphs (pp 136 and 186) had to be 'removed'. These are redacted with asterisks. A gentle, mildly aging copy. The boards have wear and scuffing and handling and storage marks. They are comfortable and secure. The contents are a little aged. They have foxing here and there. Otherwise, they are clean, clear, confident, bold, very assured. fk 
Price: 8.55 USD
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Story of a Life, Paustovsky, Konstantin ; Harari, Manya and Duncan, Michael (transls)
11 Paustovsky, Konstantin ; Harari, Manya and Duncan, Michael (transls) Story of a Life
Harvill Press, London 1964 062021077X / 9780620210775 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Hardcover 
Six separately published volumes of autobiography (complete). All are agreeable to varying degrees of satisfaction. A wistful, lyrical, dreamy autobiography that has been described as 'a biography of the soul'. 1: "Story of a Life: Childhood and Schooldays", pub: 1964, 283 pages. The dustjacket has storage wear and tear, scuffing, marks. It is secure. The boards and contents are serene, sublime in their decorous placidity. 2: "Slow Approach of Thunder", pub: 1965, 256 pages. The dj is pleasing. It has some wear about the edges, rubbing and some scuffing. The boards and contents are in excellent, healthy and hale condition. 3: "In That Dawn", pub: 1967, 224 pages. The dustjacket is thick, healthy with some corner and seam wear. It has scuffing and rubbing-marks. The boards and contents are most pleasing. They are clean, clear, benevolent. 4: "Years of Hope", pub: 1968, translators: Manya Harari and Andrew Thomson ; 223 pages. A contented copy. The dustjacket has some scuffing, wear, rubbing-marks. It is secure and comfortable. The boards and contents are most assured and satisfactory. They are healthy, smart, tidy. 5: "Southern Adventure", pub: 1969 ; translator: Kyril FitzLyon ; 227 pages. The dustjacket is mild-mannered. It has some wear about the edges, some rubbing-marks, very mild scuffing. The boards and contents are in excellent condition. They are genial, generous, clean, clear. 6: "The Restless Years", pub: 1974 ; ISBN: 0002727021 ; translator: Kyril FitzLyon ; 221 pages. The dustjacket is attractive and pleasing. There is mild shelving wear and light rubbing-marks. The boards and contents are most pleasing. They are healthy, tidy, smart. The pages are clean, clear, generous, certain. An excellent set. fk 
Price: 228.00 USD
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One Man's Story : A Personal Memoir - Volume 1, Rees, Stanley
12 Rees, Stanley One Man's Story : A Personal Memoir - Volume 1
The Author 1985 Private Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover Signed
270 pages (complete). Private memoir with tipped in photographic prints. Grahamstown born Sir Stanley Rees was a likeable judge by all accounts. His fame, however, came from his judgement to award custody of Lord Lucan's children to Lady Lucan. This led, say his friends, to the disastrous events that followed and to Lucan's disappearance. Please note that this is Volume 1 only and takes Rees's story to the end of the war. Inscribed and signed by Rees on the frontispage. The green boards are contented, a little worn from handling. They are strong and sure. Within, the contents have evidence of careful readership throughout. The frontispage has user creasing. The photographic prints are in excellent condition. A pleasing copy. fk 
Price: 76.00 USD
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13 Steed, Henry Wickham Through Thirty Years 1892-1922 : A Personal Narrative - 2 vols
William Heinemann, Ltd, London 1924 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
Two volumes (complete). An amiably owned set. The blue boards are scuffed, worn and marked. They are comfortable, sure. The contents are benign, contented. The early pages of both books have blotches of foxing. The later pages much less so. The contents are calm, clear, assured, congenial. fk 
Price: 58.90 USD
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Die Grafte Jubel : Kroniek van pyn en genesing ná die dood van 'n kind, Steyn, Esta
14 Steyn, Esta Die Grafte Jubel : Kroniek van pyn en genesing ná die dood van 'n kind
Lux Verbi.BM 2000-11-06 0869978489 / 9780869978481 Third Edition Paperback Very Good No Jacket Paperback 
125 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. A neat, tidy copy. The covers are assured, engaging. The contents are clean, clear, certain, compassionate. fk 
Price: 19.00 USD
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The Things That Mattered, van Oven, Cootje
15 van Oven, Cootje The Things That Mattered
The Author 2002 First Edition Softcover Very Good No Jacket Softcover 
532 pages (complete). A contented copy of this memoir by the legendary musicologist Cootje van Oven. Included is a memorandum from 'Rosa Spier Huis' announcing the death of Cootje's sister, Aleida. The covers are genial and convivial. They have very light wear about the edges. The contents are very smart and clean, tidy and clear, generous and congenial. fk 
Price: 57.00 USD
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