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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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An English Wife in Berlin : A Private Memoir of Events, Politics, and Daily Life in Germany Throughout the War and the Social Revolution of 1918, Blucher, Evelyn, Princess
2 Blucher, Evelyn, Princess An English Wife in Berlin : A Private Memoir of Events, Politics, and Daily Life in Germany Throughout the War and the Social Revolution of 1918
Constable and Company Ltd., London 1920 3rd impression Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
336 pages (complete). A contentedly owned copy. The boards are much scuffed, marked, worn at all edges and seams, rubbed from handling and storage. They are yet sound, steady. The contents are amiable and relaxed, clean and clear, congenial and companionable, comfortable. fk 
Price: 16.15 USD
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Bursting World: An Autobiography: 1936-45, Butler, Guy
3 Butler, Guy Bursting World: An Autobiography: 1936-45
David Philip, Publishers 1983 0908396783 / 9780908396788 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Good Hardcover Signed
300 pages (complete). Inscribed to Frank Bradlow (the esteemed Africana specialist and collector) and signed by Guy Butler (dated: Festival Time 1983). A smart copy. The dustjacket is agreeably clean and tidy. There is mild shelving wear to the edges. Otherwise, the dj is very healthy. The boards are handsome (with some light manufacturing marks). The contents are most gratifying. They are very clean, very clear, confident, congenial, amiable and assured - as if new! fk 
Price: 42.75 USD
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Courtyard of the Happy Way, Cliff, Norman
4 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'
5 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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Christian Dior et Moi, Dior, Christian
6 Dior, Christian Christian Dior et Moi
Bibliotèque Amiot, Dumont 1956 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 
238 pages (complete). In French throughout. A charming copy. Dove grey cloth boards, salon pink moire end papers. The boards have wear, scuffing, some freckles of storage marks. It is amiable and sure. The contents are in most pleasing condition. They are clean, comfortable, neat, tidy, serene. fk 
Price: 22.80 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)
7 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
8 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
9 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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The World Mine Oyster : The Memoirs of Matila Ghyka, KCVO, MC, Ghyka, Matila ; Fermor, Patrick Leigh (intro)
10 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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At the Table: The Autobiography of the World's #1 Rated Bridge Player, Hamman, Bob ; Manley, Brent
11 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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The Nun's Story, Hulme, Kathryn
12 Hulme, Kathryn The Nun's Story
Frederick Muller Ltd., London 1956 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Good Hardcover 
339 pages (complete). A pleasing copy of this first edition of one of the most enduring autobiographies of the twentieth century. The dustjacket is healthy. It has wear, scuffing about all edges. There are some light shelving marks and rubbing. The boards are mild-mannered, healthy. The frontispage has been removed. The contents are most pleasing. They are very clean and clear, congenial and comfortable, amenable and agreeable. fk 
Price: 57.00 USD
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So Much Love So Little Money, Irvine, Lyn
13 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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Seven Pillars of Wisdom : a triumph, Lawrence, T E
14 Lawrence, T E Seven Pillars of Wisdom : a triumph
Jonathan Cape, London and Toronto 1935 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 
672 pages (complete). A characterful copy of this first edition of the first publication for public circulation. This edition is of the first run of the first edition as it has the incorrect pagination for Kennington's line drawing of "The Forced Landing" (302-303, but in this edition 304-305). This was corrected in subsequent editions. The sable coloured cloth boards are much worn and scuffed and marked. They are benign, calm. Pages are not trimmed. The contents are mild-mannered, pleasing. They are, despite occasional flushes of foxing, clean, clear, comfortable, attractive, carefully printed (by Alden Press) and produced. A welcoming book. fk 
Price: 41.80 USD
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The Isidoor Berkelouw Memorial Address - Delivered by His Honour Judge David Levine QC State Library of New South Wales 19th November 1988, Levine, David
15 Levine, David The Isidoor Berkelouw Memorial Address - Delivered by His Honour Judge David Levine QC State Library of New South Wales 19th November 1988
The Author 1989 Limited Softcover Near Fine Fair Softcover Signed
36 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Leo Berkelouw (the son of Isidoor): "With Compliments, on the occassion [sic] of your visit to Berrima 19-9-90". Included is a photograph of Leo Berkelouw. Berkelouw Books has a branch, The Book Barn, in Berrima, New South Wales. Unnumbered copy of a limited edition of 250 copies. Card cover with flaps. The cover has wear about the edges and some scuff-marks. They are otherwise simple and sure. The contents are in a most agreeable condition. This memorial address of the famous Australian bookseller is neat, tidy, clean, clear, attractive and pleasingly convivial. fk 
Price: 36.10 USD
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Last Changes Last Chances, Nevinson, Henry W
16 Nevinson, Henry W Last Changes Last Chances
Nisbet & Co., Ltd., London 1928 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
141 pages (complete). A contentedly owned copy. Sweetly, atmospherically illustrated. The boards are worn, sunned, scuffed. They are comfortable and steady. The contents have evidence of happy use throughout. The illustrations are bright, clean. The pages are also clean, clear, healthy, eager. fk 
Price: 14.25 USD
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Shame The Devil, O'Flaherty, Liam
17 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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The Serpent and the Nightingale, Parrott, Cecil
18 Parrott, Cecil The Serpent and the Nightingale
Faber & Faber 1977 0571108695 / 9780571108695 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Hardcover 
224 pages (complete). A healthy, gratifying copy of this memoir from Cecil Parrott, who as (and after) Ambassador to Prague became entranced (as can be without going native) with Czech literature and culture. The dustjacket is sure. It has some scuffing, wear. The boards are neat. The contents are fresh, very clean and clear, congenial and amiable, at times even dramatic. fk 
Price: 12.35 USD
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Story of a Life, Paustovsky, Konstantin ; Harari, Manya and Duncan, Michael (transls)
19 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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Our Little Treasure : Memoirs of a Supply Teacher, Randall, Isobel
20 Randall, Isobel Our Little Treasure : Memoirs of a Supply Teacher
Pandi Books, Worcester, Worcs. 2009 0956305800 Third printing Softcover Near Fine No Jacket Softcover Signed
313 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Isobel Randall on the frontispage. A comfortable copy. The covers are bright. They have light wear about the edges from handling. The contents are very clean, clear, confident, generous, congenial. fk 
Price: 47.50 USD
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