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The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, Abbott, Joseph C
1 Abbott, Joseph C The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, London 1900 Hardcover Fair No Jacket Hardcover 
606 pages (complete). A passive copy. Green boards. These have some mild wear and rubbing. They are secure. Within, the pages are gently aging. There are freckles of foxing here and there. Otherwise, the rather serious pages are certain, earnest in ambition, clear and competent. fk 
Price: 8.55 USD
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Freud: The Psychoanalytic Adventure, Ariel, Robert ; White, Robert C (trans)
2 Ariel, Robert ; White, Robert C (trans) Freud: The Psychoanalytic Adventure
Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1978 0030216966 / 9780030216961 First Edition Paperback Good No Jacket Paperback Siméon, Michel 
Complete. Folio sized a most unusual graphic biography of Freud. The covers are much worn about all edges and seams. They have some creasing, marks from handling and storage. The contents too, have handling wear to edges and corners. The pages are placid, benign, amenable, clean and clear. fn 
Price: 5.70 USD
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Jeremy Bentham : His Life and Work, Atkinson, Charles Milner
3 Atkinson, Charles Milner Jeremy Bentham : His Life and Work
Methuen & Co., Ltd., London 1905 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 
247 pages (complete). A most healthy copy. The green boards are sound and steady. They have gilt-stamped titling and borders. There is wear about the edges from shelving and storage. The boards do have scuffing and general handling marks. They are benign. The contents are most agreeable. The pages are untrimmed. The pages are also exceptionally healthy, clean, clear, confident, very certain, sturdy. fk 
Price: 142.50 USD
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Michael Collins and the Making of a New Ireland - Vol 1, Béaslaí, Piaras
4 Béaslaí, Piaras Michael Collins and the Making of a New Ireland - Vol 1
George G Harrap & Co., London 1926 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
458 pages (complete). Volume One only. Béaslaí was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and knew Collins well. This copy of his biography of the Irish hero is benign. The inside front pastedown has a visitor's card affixed that declares previous ownership by W J Thorne of Dunluce in Rondebosch. Thorne was a well known Cape Tonian who was a member of the ebullient 'Suicide Riding Club' who much enjoyed riding their horses in front of golfers. The Éireann green boards are mild-mannered and comfortable. They have a discreet elegance in their repose and soundness. Within, the contents have foxing about the trim edges throughout. However, the pages are patient, thick, clean, clear, bold, certain and most pleasant. fk 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Vladimir Nabokov - 2 Volumes, Boyd, Brian
5 Boyd, Brian Vladimir Nabokov - 2 Volumes
Vintage 1990 0099862204 / 9780099862208 First Edition Softcover Very Good No Jacket Softcover 
Two books (complete). Both books are comfortable and healthy. Note the ISBN refers to the first book, the reference number is for both books. Volume 1: Vladimir Nabokov : The Russian Years - pub 1990 in paperback. 607 pages. A sure, competent copy. The page edges are tanned from shelving. The pages themselves are clean, clear, certain, benign and benevolent. Volume 2: Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years (ISBN: 0099962306) - pub 1993 in paperback. Condition as with the former. A pleasing set. fk 
Price: 13.30 USD
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Siamese White, Collis, Maurice
6 Collis, Maurice Siamese White
Faber and Faber Limited, London 1936 Second Impression Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Hardcover 
322 pages plus maps (complete). A most agreeable copy of this biography of the extraordinary Samuel White, who in the late 18th Century was made a mandarin by the King of Siam. The boards are steady, sound. They have some light wear and marks from storage. The contents are in tip-top condition. They are very smart and tidy. The pages are tight, bright, clean, clear - as if almost throughout!! fk 
Price: 7.60 USD
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Birket Foster RWS, Cundall, H M
7 Cundall, H M Birket Foster RWS
Adam and Charles Black, London 1906 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Hardcover 
216 pages (complete). A passive, charming book. The book has a clear adhesive protective cover. This and the pretty boards have wear and scuffing. They are comfortable and secure. Within, the early pages have wear. Beyond these, the pages are clean, clear, patient. The coloured plates are sweet, pastoral, enough to invoke the exclamation: "too darling!". fk 
Price: 6.65 USD
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Some Remarkable Passages in the Life of the Honourable Col. James Gardiner, who was slain at the Battle of Prestonpans, September 21, 1745.  With an appendix relating to the ancient family of The Munro's of Fowlis, Doddridge, P
8 Doddridge, P Some Remarkable Passages in the Life of the Honourable Col. James Gardiner, who was slain at the Battle of Prestonpans, September 21, 1745. With an appendix relating to the ancient family of The Munro's of Fowlis
Mundell, Doig, and Stevenson, Edinburgh (printer) 1807 2nd Edition98hw Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 
268 pages (complete). Scottish printing. Quarter-leather, marbled boards. In benign, affable condition. The leathered corners, spine have wear, rubbing. The boards are scuffed, worn, placid. The front paste down has a previous owner signature. The contents, even taking the age of the book into account, are pleasing. They are clean, clear, healthy, characterful, age-mottled and foxed, tight, assured, comfortable, contented. fk 
Price: 47.50 USD
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Burton : Arabian Nights Adventurer, Downey, Fairfax
9 Downey, Fairfax Burton : Arabian Nights Adventurer
Angus & Robertson, Ltd., Australia 1931 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
300 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The boards have wear, scuffing and marks all about. They are yet benign and sure. The contents are comfortable, clean, clear, generous. fk 
Price: 4.75 USD
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Spinozas - Leben, Werke und Lehre (Jubiläumsausgabe) - Zweiter Band: Descartes' Schule, Fischer, Kuno
10 Fischer, Kuno Spinozas - Leben, Werke und Lehre (Jubiläumsausgabe) - Zweiter Band: Descartes' Schule
Carl Winter's Universitätsbuchhandlung, Heidelberg 1898 4th Revised edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 
573 pages (complete). In German throughout. Teutonic font. A gentlemanly, mildly aging copy. Quarter leather with marble boards. The boards are scuffed and worn about the edges. The leathered corners and spine are worn about edges and seams. They and the boards are placid and affable with a smoke-filled study character. Marbled frontis and end pages. The contents are benign, clean, clear, mildly aged, certain, scholarly. fk 
Price: 95.00 USD
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The Red Executioner Dzierjinski (The Good Heart), Jaxa-Ronikier, B
11 Jaxa-Ronikier, B The Red Executioner Dzierjinski (The Good Heart)
Denis Archer, London 1935 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 
316 pages plus advertising (complete). First edition of the first English language biography of the blood-drenched Dzierjinski. The boards have wear about the edges and corners and seams. There is some mild scuffing. The guttering along the frontispage is cracked. The security of the book is unaffected. The frontispage has previous owner signatures. The contents however, are most satisfactory. The pages are thick, clean, clear, confident, bold, very assured. fk 
Price: 45.60 USD
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Ace of  Diamonds : The Story of Solomon Barnato Joel, Joel, Stanhope ; Mayer, Lloyd (as told to...)
12 Joel, Stanhope ; Mayer, Lloyd (as told to...) Ace of Diamonds : The Story of Solomon Barnato Joel
Frederick Muller Ltd., London 1958 First Edition Hardcover Good Poor Hardcover 
228 pages (complete). A mild-mannered copy of this memoir of Joel by his son. The dustjacket is much worn, creased, marked torn, scuffed all about. It is yet comfortably secure. The boards are placid. They do have some corner knocks. The contents are comfortable. They are clean, clear, certain, convivial. fk 
Price: 66.50 USD
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Ariel ou La Vie de Shelley, Maurois, André
13 Maurois, André Ariel ou La Vie de Shelley
Bernard Grasset, 61 Rue des Saintes-Peres, Paris 1926 Hardcover Fair No Jacket Hardcover 
354 pages (complete). In French throughout. Published in this smarter format three years after initial publication. Marbled boards, leather spine, moiré end papers. The book has at some stage been subjected to damp storage. There is some consequent warping to the contents - however this does not affect the facility and health of the pages. The pages are tanned by age. Otherwise, the book is baleful, assured, clear, resolutely benign, competent. fk 
Price: 2.85 USD
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Moholy-Nagy: Experiment in Totality, Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl
14 Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl Moholy-Nagy: Experiment in Totality
MIT Press 1969 026213053X / 9780262130530 2nd Softcover Good No Jacket Softcover 
259 pages (complete). A much owned, placid copy. The covers are creased, much worn, scuffed. They are secure and sure. Within, there is evidence of usage throughout. However, in general the pages are clear, clean, confident, certain, tidy. fk 
Price: 12.35 USD
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Cousin Beatie: A Memory of Beatrix Potter, Parker, Ulla Hyde
15 Parker, Ulla Hyde Cousin Beatie: A Memory of Beatrix Potter
Frederick Warne 1981 0723227934 / 9780723227939 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Hardcover 
40 pages (complete). A kindly copy. The dustjacket is tidy and benign. The boards have some light storage wear. The contents are amiable, amenable, charming, genteel, clean and clear. fk 
Price: 8.55 USD
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Kulturgeschichtliche Charakterköpfe : Aus der Erinnerung gezeichnet, Riehl, W H
16 Riehl, W H Kulturgeschichtliche Charakterköpfe : Aus der Erinnerung gezeichnet
Verlag der T. G Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, Stuttgart 1891 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
528 pages (complete). In German throughout. Teutonic font. A decent copy. Habsburg red board with gilt stamping and titling. The spine is faded from sunning. The boards have wear about the edges and there is some light scuffing. The contents are mild-mannered, assured, clean, clear, diligent. fk 
Price: 7.60 USD
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The Perfect Gentleman: The remarkable life of Dr James Miranda Barry, the woman who served as an officer in the British Army from 1813 to 1859, Rose, June
17 Rose, June The Perfect Gentleman: The remarkable life of Dr James Miranda Barry, the woman who served as an officer in the British Army from 1813 to 1859
Hutchinson, London 1977 0091268400 / 9780091268404 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair Hardcover 
160 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The dustjacket has wear about all edges, some marks from handling and shelving. It is sure and certain. The boards have shelving wear to the edges and corners. They are otherwise steady and sound. The contents are most agreeable. They are hale, assured, clean, clear, congenial, amenable. fk 
Price: 49.40 USD
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Father's Footsteps, Runyon Junior, Damon
18 Runyon Junior, Damon Father's Footsteps
Constable, London 1955 First Edition Hardcover Good Poor Hardcover 
162 pages (complete). A benign copy. The dustjacket is much worn, scuffed and marked. It is placid and sure. The boards are healthy with mild shelving wear. Within, the pages have been slightly tanned by age and paper quality. Nonetheless, the pages are clean, clear, certain. fk 
Price: 3.80 USD
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Masaryk : A Biography, Selver, Paul ; Masaryk, Jan (Introduction)
19 Selver, Paul ; Masaryk, Jan (Introduction) Masaryk : A Biography
Michael Joseph Ltd., London 1940 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 
326 pages (complete). A decent copy of this biography of Czechoslovakia's first president. The boards are a little worn about the edges and seams. There is scuffing. The boards are yet steady and sound. The contents are in excellent condition. They are fresh, very clean and clear, very confident, very certain. fk 
Price: 38.00 USD
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20 Vallery-Radot, Rene ; Hamilton, Lady Claude (trans) Louis Pasteur - His Life and Labours by his Son-In-Law
Longmans, Green and Co, London 1885 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
300 pages (complete). A benign copy. Rebound. The boards are scuffed, worn, marked from use and storage. They are secure. The early and later pages have some wear. The contents in general neat, clean, clear, confident, generous. fk 
Price: 13.30 USD
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