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Approach March;: A Venture in Autobiography

By: Amery, Julian

Price: $76.00

Publisher: Hutchinson: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 64ie

ISBN: 0091132703

Condition: Very Good


456 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Amery (as 'Julian') on the frontispage (dated: 11/x/73). A contented copy. The dustjacket has wear, scuffing, handling marks. It is comfortable and secure. The boards have storage wear and marks about the edges. They are steady, sound, placid. The contents are in excellent condition. The papertrims have very slight shelving marks. The pages are clean, clear, eloquent, confident, unabashed. fk View more info

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Russian Surgeon

By: Amosoff, Prof N ; St. George, George (transl)

Price: $7.60

Publisher: Neville Spearman, London: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: byik

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

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Memories for Tomorrow : The Memoirs of Jean-Louis Barrault

By: Barrault, Jean-Louis; Griffin, Jonathan [Translator]

Price: $4.75

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 44jc

ISBN: 0500010862

Condition: Near Fine


336 pages (complete). A pleasing copy of this first edition of the first English translation of the memoirs of one of France's greatest and most remembered actors. The dustjacket is neat and tidy. It has a little tanning from shelving. The boards are healthy. The contents are mild-mannered, clean, clear, tight, confident, assured. fk View more info

Image for An Auto-biographical Memoir of Sir John Barrow, Bart., late of the admiralty; including Reflections, Observations and Reminiscences at home and abroad, From Early Life to Advanced Age

An Auto-biographical Memoir of Sir John Barrow, Bart., late of the admiralty; including Reflections, Observations and Reminiscences at home and abroad, From Early Life to Advanced Age

By: Barrow, Sir John

Price: $380.00

Publisher: John Murray, London: 1847

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 69lk

Condition: Fair


515 pages (complete). From the library at Yatton Court (blazon with motto: Sub cruce salus). A much owned copy of this memoir by the most extraordinary Sir John Barrow. The boards are much worn, scuffed, marked from handling and storage, rubbed all about. They are wearily resolute. The spine is shabby but has been repaired. The boards are steady and sound. The contents are benignly aged throughout. The guttering along the frontispage is cracked - but the security of the book is unaffected. The contents have handling, age and storage marks throughout. Foxing is sprinkled throughout. Th... View more info

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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

By: Blucher, Evelyn, Princess

Price: $16.15

Publisher: Constable and Company Ltd., London: 1920

Edition: 3rd impression

Seller ID: cdsq

Condition: Good


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 View more info

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Courtyard of the Happy Way

By: Cliff, Norman

Price: $57.00

Publisher: Arthur James Ltd., Evesham: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bsfn

ISBN: 0853051917

Condition: Good


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 View more info

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To Catch a Man

By: Cloete, Rehna 'Tiny'

Price: $4.75

Publisher: Arthur Barker Ltd., London: 1958

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: boqc

Condition: Good


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 View more info

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So Rich a Life

By: Codd, Clara M

Price: $118.75

Publisher: Institute for Theosophical Publicity, Pretoria: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 3lu

Condition: Good


431 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Clara Codd on the frontispage. Clara Codd, a former Suffragette, was a loved member of the Theosophical Society whose duties included looking after the Australian and South African branches. A genially aging copy. The boards are scuffed, worn, tanned about the edges. They have storage and handling marks. They are also steady, secure. The contents are mild mannered. Due to paper quality the pages have tanning about the edges. However, the pages are clean, clear, convivial, comfortable, certain, contented. fk View more info

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Letter to a Hostage

By: de St. Exupery, A; Gerst, Jacqueline (trans)

Price: $190.00

Publisher: William Heinemann, London: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 99ri

Condition: Fine


32 pages (complete). First English translation of St. Exupery's great essay, 'Lettre a un Otage'. A most pleasing copy. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket itself has some wear, handling and storage marks. It has some storage tanning along the edges. However, it is also comfortable and sure. The cream linen covered boards are most agreeable. They are chic, smart, healthy. Previous owner signature on the frontispage. The contents are in near immaculate condition. They are very clean and clear, thick and hale, assured and amenable - as if almost new ... View more info

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A Major Card : The Memoirs of Charles Every, Esq. of Casa das Primas Carvoeiro Lagoa, Algarve Portugal

By: Every, Charles : Ward, Peter E (ed)

Price: $57.00

Publisher: Peter Ward, Ipswich, UK: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed

Seller ID: bqfk

Condition: Good


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 cle... View more info

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Transgressor in the Tropics

By: Farson, Negley

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd., London: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bzvj

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

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My Life and Work

By: Ford, Henry ; Crowther, Samuel (collaborator)

Price: $7.60

Publisher: Constalk Publishing Company, Sydney: 1926

Edition: 9th Australian Edition

Seller ID: 32ly

Condition: Poor


288 pages (complete). A stoic copy that has been negligently owned and stored. The boards are considerably worn, marked all about. The boards (on both sides) have small circular punctures (which travel through the consequent pages). Despite the wear the boards are comfortable, sure, sound. The contents have much evidence of use throughout. The frontis pages have many annotations. The contents have foxing, wear, handling marks. Nonetheless, the pages are clear, confident, competent, convivial. fk View more info

Image for 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']

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']

By: Gallagher, Billy

Price: $23.75

Publisher: The Author: 2013

Edition: Special Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: brjh

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

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The World Mine Oyster : The Memoirs of Matila Ghyka, KCVO, MC

By: Ghyka, Matila ; Fermor, Patrick Leigh (intro)

Price: $190.00

Publisher: Heinemann, London: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: ccwg

Condition: Good


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 View more info

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At the Table: The Autobiography of the World's #1 Rated Bridge Player

By: Hamman, Bob ; Manley, Brent

Price: $71.25

Publisher: Dbm Publications, Memphis: 1996

Edition: 2nd

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: cbzu

ISBN: 0964258412

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

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The Nun's Story

By: Hulme, Kathryn

Price: $57.00

Publisher: Frederick Muller Ltd., London: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: ceod

ISBN: 0316381357

Condition: Near Fine


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 View more info

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So Much Love So Little Money

By: Irvine, Lyn

Price: $21.85

Publisher: Faber and Faber, London: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bwsp

Condition: Near Fine


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 View more info

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Sport, Travel, and Adventure in Newfoundland and the West Indies

By: Kennedy, Captain W R

Price: $140.60

Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London: 1885

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5lc

Condition: Very Good


39p pages plus folded map at rear(complete). An amiable copy. The blue boards have stamped gilt decoration and titling (benign). The boards have wear, scuffing, marks all about. They are, however, placid, steady, sure. The contents are pleasant. The early pages have some handling marks, some spots of foxing. The papertrims are a little fusty and dusty. The pages are, in general and by far, affable, assured, agreeably clean and clear, comfortable, companionable, certain. fk View more info

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Ik Verkoos de Vrijheid : Het Persoonlijke en Politieke Leven van een Sovjet Functionaris

By: Kravchenko, Victor ; Diepenveen, Dra Maura (trans)

Price: $33.25

Publisher: Roman-, Boek- en Kunsthandel H Nelissen, Amsterdam: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 50mp

Condition: Very Good


384 pages (complete). In Dutch throughout. A sound, sturdy copy of this translation of "I Chose Freedom" by the famous defector. The boards have scuffing, wear about the edges, handling and storage marks. The spine is handsome. The boards are healthy, sure. The contents are pleasing. The frontispage has a gift inscription (not from anyone associated with the book). The pages are mellowed. They are thinly tanned due to paper quality. However, the pages are hale, clean, clear, confident, sound. fk View more info

Image for Seven Pillars of Wisdom : a triumph

Seven Pillars of Wisdom : a triumph

By: Lawrence, T E

Price: $41.80

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London and Toronto: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cdxj

Condition: Very Good


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, c... View more info