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Bismark : Gedanken und Errinerungen (Die drei Bände in einem Bande)

By: Bismark, Count von

Price: $3.80

Publisher: J G Cotta'sche Buchhandlung Nachfolger, Stuttgart und Berlin: 1928

Seller ID: bwgn

Condition: Good


751 pages (complete). In German throughout. Teutonic font. The three volumes of Bismark's memoirs in one book. Complete edition. A comfortable copy. The blue boards are tidy even with a bit wear to the corners and spine head and foot. The gilt impressed cameo of Bismark on the front cover is fresh. Within, the frontis and end papers have doodlings and other annotations. The pages are neat, clean, clear, confident, dutiful. fk View more info

The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt - Prince of Adventurers and the most indomitable of Lovers - A new edition with introduction, notes and appendices

By: Casanova de Seingalt, Jacques

Price: $18.05

Publisher: Navarre Society Limited, London: 1922

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 32se

Condition: Very Good


Two volumes (complete). Printed on laid paper especially for the Navarre Society. Unnumbered copy of this privately published, limited edition. White cloth covered boards with gilt decoration, borders and titling. The boards of both are much marked by hand, shelving and storage. They are similarly scuffed and rubbed. Shelving wear about their edges and corners. The spines are faded but genial. The guttering along their frontis and end papers are cracked, but the security of the books are unaffected. The contents are most pleasing. They are clean, clear, convivial, tidy, elegant, care... View more info

Memorias de um Velho Marinheiro e Soldado de Africa

By: Coutinho, Joao de Azevedo

Price: $190.00

Publisher: Livraria Bertrand, Lisbon: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24rw

Condition: Near Fine


674 pages (complete). In Portuguese throughout. A most pleasing copy of the memoir from the Portuguese colonial administrator (he is remembered for his energetic role in the subordination of Mozambique and then as Governor General of that country) and politician and courtier. Rebound in quarter leather with marbled boards. Gilt titling and decoration. The boards have light wear about the edges from shelving. They are very lightly scuffed from stacking and shelving. The leather spine is healthy and handsome. Newer end papers. The original covers are still present. The contents are most ... View more info

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Memoires et Souvenirs de Augustin-Pyramus de Candolle - Ecrits par Lui-Meme et publies Par Son Fils

By: de Candolle, Augustin-Pyramus

Price: $2,185.00

Publisher: Joel Chebuliez, Libraire, Geneve & Paris: 1862

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 33nb

Condition: Near Fine


599 pages (complete). In French throughout. A very smart copy of this VERY RARE FIRST EDITION. Included: a HANDWRITTEN LETTER from de Candolle to Professor Bertoloni at the University of Bologna (dated 8 Oct 1828). The letter is inserted / affixed twixt page 489 and the title page to the appendices. Candolle was a very well known Swiss botanist and Bertoloni was professor of Botany. The letter is in excellent condition. Germain de Saint-Pierre said of his colleague Comte Jaubert, that "la Société botanique était une famille..." and this was shown in all its verité as de Candol... View more info

Image for Memorias e trabalhos da minha vida - Factos, acontecimentos e episodios que a minha memoria guardou - Conferencias, discursos e artigos e suas raizes no passado - 4 volumes

Memorias e trabalhos da minha vida - Factos, acontecimentos e episodios que a minha memoria guardou - Conferencias, discursos e artigos e suas raizes no passado - 4 volumes

By: De Mattos, Norton

Price: $114.00

Publisher: Editora Maritimo Colonial, Lda., Lisboa: 1944

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 10nz

Condition: Good


Four volumes (complete). In Portuguese throughout. Comfortably owned copies of this memoir from the Portuguese colonial diplomat and anti-fascist politician. Illustrated wrappers on card covers. Volume I: the wrappers are worn all about, they are scuffed and marked from handling and storage. They are comfortable and secure. Rough-cut paper trims. The paper has tanned due to quality. Nonetheless, the pages are thick, assured, clean, clear, confident. Volume II: condition as with volume I. Volume III: first edition. A healthy copy. The wrappers are worn, scuffed and marked from handli... View more info

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My Motoring Reminiscences

By: Edge, S F

Price: $80.75

Publisher: G T Foulis & Co., Ltd., London: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 85mx

Condition: Fair


272 pages (complete). A gently aging copy. Please note that the contents have been bound upside down. The end paper have been correctly attached. The boards are passive. They are scuffed, marked, worn from storage, shelving, handling. The boards are comfortable and sure. The contents have foxing throughout. They are however confident, thick, sure, clean and clear, convivial, amiable. fk View more info

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Great Days : The Autobiography of an Empire Pioneer

By: Johnson, Lt-Col Frank

Price: $38.00

Publisher: G Bell and Sons, Ltd, London: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13ld

Condition: Good


366 pages (complete). A scruffy, yet resolute copy. The boards have wear about all edges, corners, faces and seams. There are stains, handling and storage marks all about. Nonetheless, the boards are comfortable and steady. The contents are in better shape. The early pages are worn, marked. There is a previous owner's ex-libris plate and signature, plus a gift inscription. Beyond, the pages are mild-mannered, assured, clean, clear, contented, certain, convivial, companionable. fk View more info

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A Stow Story : The Comings & Goings of an Edinburgh Evacuee 1939-1945 and beyond

By: Moore, Alistair

Price: $36.10

Publisher: Stow Parish Archive: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 83mq

Condition: Good


80 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Alistair Moore on the frontispage. A genially owned copy. The covers have user wear, marks, creases. They are secure and comfortable. The contents have evidence of contented use throughout. However, the pages are clean, clear, convivial, comfortable. fk View more info

Per Mare Per Terram: Reminiscences of Thirty-Two Years' Military, Naval, andn Constabulary Service

By: Poyntz, Major W H

Price: $475.00

Publisher: The Economic Printing and Publishing Co., Ltd., London: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2sd

Condition: Very Good


361 pages (complete). An elderly, but resolutely alert copy. VERY RARE. Scarlet boards with gilt titling and decoration. Legend and badge of the Royal Marines on the front board. The boards have wear, marks, stains all about from handling, storage. The spine is grubby with wear from head to foot. The boards are comfortable and steady. The frontispage is missing. Previous owner signature on the title page. The early pages have wear against the spine. The pages are still secure. These pages also have handling-related and age-related marks. Pp 203-208 have some storage related wear a... View more info

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Extra-special Correspondent

By: Price, G Ward

Price: $57.00

Publisher: George G Harrap & Co., Ltd., London etc: 1957

Edition: Pre publication

Seller ID: 76qo

Condition: Good


335 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. Pre-publication copy. The dustjacket is worn, marked all about. There is tanning and some crisping. Nonetheless, it is secure and sure. The basic covers have some annotations on the front. They are comfortable and tight. The contents are more pleasing. They are very clean, clear, confident, certain, companionable, keen. fk View more info

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My Travelling and My Dogs

By: Trois-Fontaines, Mme. J Harper

Price: $95.00

Publisher: The Author: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 50kp

Condition: Good


297 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Mme. Harper Trois-Fontaine on the frontispage : "To Mrs D Tudhope to the family and all members of the Pyrenean club my best wishes for good health and happiness and big success with the Pyreneans, J A Harper Trois-Fontaine 1 august 1972." On the frontpaste is a death notice announcing that Madame Harper Trois-Fontaine died on 30 September 1972. Also included is a lengthy handwritten letter to Mrs Tudhope. Madame had introduced the Pyrenean breed of dog to England to much success. A benign copy. The blue covers are tidy with some very ... View more info

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Merwaardig Verhaal, aangaande het Leven en de Lotgevallen van Michiel Christiaan Vos ... door hem zelven in den hare 1819, breifsgewijze aan eenen vriend medegedeeld - Met het protret van den schrijver

By: Vos, Michiel Christiaan

Price: $47.50

Publisher: H Hoveker, Amsterdam: 1850

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 13po

Condition: Good


204 pages plus bibliography (complete). In Dutch throughout. A much owned, resolute copy. The boards and spine are scruffy: they are much worn all about. They are also placid, comfortable. Within, there is much evidence of ownership throughout. The front pastedown has a previous owner notation: (G B Wennaar, Kleinfontein, Graaf-Reinet). The binding is showing its age. Despite some tanning, some wear, the pages are pleasingly venerable. The pages are thick, sure, clean, clear, comfortable, competent. fk View more info