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Biography & Autobiography

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1 Fifty Celebrated Men: Their Lives and Trials and The Deeds That Made Them Famous
Ward, Lock & Co Limited London Decorative Cloth Good+ No Jacket 12mo - 7.25" Tall 
The Youth's Library series. Red cloth boards with gilt and black titles and decoration. Spine is a little lightened, light wear to cover edges. Internally the pages are age-tanned and have some scattered foxing. No names or inscriptions. 311pp. Image availalble on request. 035515 
Price: 5.95 GBP

 
16 Walking Away: Further Travels with a Troubadour on the South West Coast Path [SIGNED First Edition]
Armitage, Simon Faber & Faber London 2015 0571298354 / 9780571298358 First Edition Hardcover New New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
New hardback, in excellent FINE condition. First printing. SIGNED by the author on the title page (flat signed, no inscription or other marks). Not content with walking the Pennine Way as a modern day troubadour, an experience recounted in his bestseller and prize-wining Walking Home, the restless poet has followed up that journey with a walk of the same distance but through the very opposite terrain and direction far from home. In Walking Away Simon Armitage swaps the moorland uplands of the north for the coastal fringes of Britain's south west, once again giving readings every night, but this time through Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, taking poetry into distant communities and tourist hot-spots, busking his way from start to finish. From the surreal pleasure dome of Minehead Butlins to a smoke-filled roundhouse on the Penwith Peninsula then out to the Isles of Scilly and beyond, Armitage tackles this personal Odyssey with all the poetic reflection and personal wit we've come to expect of one of Britain's best loved and most popular writers. 276pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 305020 
Price: 20.49 GBP

 
 
2 The Dictionary of National Biography: The Concise Dictionary Part I From the Beginnings to 1900, being an epitome of the Main Work and its Supplement
Oxford University Press London 1969 Hardcover Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original boards. There are some light marks to the boards. Grey marks to the bottom outer closed textblock edge and some small dark speckles to the outer closed textblock foredge. Boards just lightly bruised at the spine ends. Binding firm and square. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Light bruising to the dust jacket edges and there is a small snagged tear in the dust jacket in the titles on the spine. Front flap of the dust jacket price clipped. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. vii, 1503. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. A HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. Small surcharge may apply for posting to UK islands; significant surcharge for delivery overseas - all destinations; NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306327 
Price: 14.00 GBP

 
17 Joseph Ashby of Tysoe 1859-1919: A Study of English Village Life
Ashby, M. K. ; with an introduction by E. P. Thompson The Merlin Press Ltd London 1979 085036180x / 9780850361803 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Second hand paperback. Good condition. There are some reading creases to the spine and a rubbed patch to the front cover. Faint imprints to the front endpaper from an old pencil price mark. Spine faded. A few foxing spots to the top outer closed textblock edge and a few light handling marks to outer closed textblock foredge. Binding is firm and tight. Pages clean. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. xx, 303. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our N. Oxfordshire shop premises if you would like to call in. 306739 
Price: 9.50 GBP

 
 
3 The Dictionary of National Biography: The Concise Dictionary Part II 1901-1950, being an epitome of the Twentieth Century D.N.B. down to the end of 1950
Oxford University Press London 1967 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original blue boards. There is a small pale mark to the outer closed textblock foredge and to the edge of the dust jacket. Binding firm. Pages clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Dust jacket not price clipped. Some light rubs to the dust jacket edges and a short tear at the head of the spine. pp. 528. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. A HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306236 
Price: 11.00 GBP

 
18 Freshly Remembered: The Story of Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch
Aspinall-Oglander, Cecil The Hogarth Press London 1956 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Publisher's original red boards. In very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. ix, 309. A couple of pale marks to the spine of the dust jacket. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 304811 
Price: 16.00 GBP

 
 
4 A Nomad in North America: Pen Pictures by a Sojourner in the New World
"Ben Assher" Robert Holden & Co. Ltd. 1927 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Blue cloth covers, badly faded at the spine and in patches on the boards. Some mottling to the cloth. Corners bumped. The front endpaper has been removed. Inside the pages are tanned and have some scattered foxing. 300077 
Price: 17.00 GBP

 
19 Brief Lives by John Aubrey
Aubrey, John ; a selection based upon existing contemporary portraits edited by Richard Barber The Folio Society London 1994 Hardcover Very Good No Slipcase Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
8th printing of this Folio Society edition. In very good, clean condition but lacks slipcase. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Printed on Hamilton Wove paper and bound in Berkeley cloth blocked with a design by Malcolm Harvey Young. pp. 324. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 305513 
Price: 9.50 GBP

 
 
5 Dickens: Public Life and Private Passion
Ackroyd, Peter BBC Books 2002 0563534737 / 9780563534730 Hardcover Fine Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, fine condition. Unmarked. Appears unread / barely read. Dust jacket not price clipped [16.99]. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. pp. 160. 303758 
Price: 11.50 GBP

 
20 Mission to Tashkent
Bailey, Lieutenant-Colonel F. M. ; introduction and epilogue by Peter Hopkirk The Folio Society London 1999 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
In good, clean condition but there is a forward lean to the spine and a page reference written on the front endpaper. No other marks. Slight bumps to a couple of corners. Lacks slipcase. Printed on Balmoral Wove paper and bound in quarter red cloth with paper sides printed with a facsmilie of the author's false passport as Joseph Kastamuni. pp. xxiii, 269. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 104097 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
6 Forever Free: Elsa's Pride
Adamson, Joy Collins and Harvill Press London 1962 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
First edition. Original boards. The book itself is in very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Binding firm and pages clean. The dust jacket is edgeworn, with tears and rubs, resulting creases, small loss at head of spine and corners and a larger piece missing from the bottom edge of the back cover and spine, approx. 10cm x 3cm. Dust jacket not price clipped. Some foxing to the underside of the dust jacket. pp. 192. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our N. Oxfordshire shop premises if you would like to call in. 105004 
Price: 19.00 GBP

 
21 I Leap Over the Wall: A Return to the World After Twenty-Eight Years in a Convent
Baldwin, Monica Hamish Hamilton 1952 Hardcover Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Reprint. Hardback in a tatty dustjacket. The blue cloth boards are worn and faded around the edges. There is a name written on the front endpaper and some scattered foxing internally. The pages are tanned. The dustjacket is badly worn and grubby with several pieces missing. Now protected from further damage inside a removable clear film sleeve. 200239 
Price: 9.50 GBP

 
 
7 Living Free: The Story of Elsa and her cubs
Adamson, Joy ; introduction by Sir Julian Huxley Collins and Harvill Press London 1961 Hardcover Very Good Fair Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Fourth impression, December 1961. First published in October1961. Original boards. Bumped at the base of the spine and lightly bruised at the head of the spine, with a slight forwards lean to the spine. Nice and clean inside. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Binding firm and pages clean. The dust jacket is very worn and torn with large tears previously repaired with sellotape to the front of the front cover. The old brittle tape has come away but has left marks behind. Resulting creases from the tears. The dust jacket is also slightly faded at the spine. Foxing to the underside of the dust jacket. Not price clipped. 146pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our N. Oxfordshire shop premises if you would like to call in. 105003 
Price: 13.00 GBP

 
22 A Fine Place to Daydream
Barich, Bill Collins Willow 2005 0007191804 / 9780007191802 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
In excellent FINE condition. RRP. 15.99. First edition. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 101899 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
 
8 Born Free: a Lioness of Two Worlds
Adamson, Joy ; with extracts from George Adamson's Letters ; preface by Lord William Percy ; foreword by Captain Charles Pitman Collins and Harvill Press London 1962 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
14th impression, May 1962. First published in March 1960. Original boards. Some very light foxing spots to endpapers. Binding nice and firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Pages clean. The dust jacket is edgeworn, with rubs, chips, tears and some minor loss at the head of the spine and the corners. Some significant foxing to the underside of the dust jacket. Not price clipped. 160pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our N. Oxfordshire shop premises if you would like to call in. 105002 
Price: 14.00 GBP

 
23 Emily Bronte (The British Library Writers' Lives)
Barnard, Robert The British Library 2000 0712346589 / 9780712346580 Soft cover Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
In excellent, fine, as new condition. 112pp. 303462 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
9 Sir Roger de Coverly
Addison, Joseph ; Steele, Sir Richard ; Budgell, Eustace ; edited by John Hampden, with wood engravings by Richard Shirley Smith The Folio Society London 1968 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
2nd impression of this Folio Society edition. In very good condition. This is an ex-Folio Society file copy - on the front pastedown is a sticker with publication date, edition, number of copies printed (2500) and cost per copy. 158pp. No other marks. Lacks slipcase. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our N. Oxfordshire shop premises if you would like to call in. 103764 
Price: 10.50 GBP

 
24 Augustus Hare
Barnes, Malcolm Allen & Unwin 1984 004920100x / 9780049201002 Hardcover Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Brown cloth. some foxing to the outer textblock edges, first and last few pages and the underside of the dust jacket. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. DJ not price clipped [20]. pp. xii, 240. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 102805 
Price: 11.50 GBP

 
 
10 Some Parliamentary Recollections
Agg-Gardner, The Rt. Hon. Sir James Ed. J. Burrow & Co., Ltd [c.1927] 1927 Edition De Luxe Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - 9.25" Tall Signed Limited Edition
No date stated. c. 1927. Edition de luxe. Numbered signed edition. Bound in blue leather which has a slightly padded feel to it. This copy has been hand-numbered (No. 67) and is signed underneath by the author. Corners are just a little rubbed. Top outer textblock edge edged in gilt. Other edges deckled / untrimmed. 246pp. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 050466 
Price: 24.00 GBP

 
25 Animal Magic: A Brother's Story
Barrow, Andrew Jonathan Cape 2011 0224090593 / 9780224090599 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
In VG clean condition. DJ not price clipped [18.99]. 324pp. 102164 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
11 Pride and Perjury [SIGNED 1st Edition]
Aitken, Jonathan HarperCollins London 2000 0002740753 / 9780002740753 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
1st edition. Flat SIGNED by the author on the title page. In VERY GOOD - near fine condition. Dust jacket price clipped. No previous ownership names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 392pp. 301411 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
26 The Vanished World: An Autobiography, Volume One
Bates, H. E. ; dust jacket design and illustrations by John Ward Michael Joseph London 1969 0718104307 / 9780718104306 First Edition Hardcover Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Original blue boards. Previous owner's bookplate on the half-title page and a brief gift inscription written in the top corner of the front endpaper. The binding is firm and pages clean. Dust jacket has light rubs and a few short tears to the edges. Front flap price clipped. pp. 189. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a slightly lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306949 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
 
12 The Greatest of Friends: Franklin D. Rooseelt and Winston Churchill 1941-45
Alldritt, Keith Robert Hale London 1995 0709052669 / 9780709052661 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Publisher's original black boards. A dent to the bottom corners of the boards. The books is otherwise in very good, clean condition. A very small mark on the half-title page. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. There is a small pale stain to the dust jacket at the base of the spine. Old price sticker on the back cover and a short nick to the top edge of the front cover. 224pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 103995 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
27 The Later Wordsworth
Bath, Edith C. Cambridge at the University Press Cambridge 1933 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Red cloth. Covers are a bit worn, with some rubs to the spine ends and some light marks to the boards. NOT an ex-lib copy though and contents are clean. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Some light foxing to endpapers / prelims. pp. x; 417. 302145 
Price: 19.00 GBP

 
 
13 William Allingham: The Diaries
Allingham, William ; edited by H. Allingham and D. Radford with an introduction by John Julius Norwich The Folio Society 1990 Hardcover Near Fine Slipcase Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Both the book and slipcase are in excellent fine condition. The slipcase is very slightly faded at the edges and has a mark to one side from what looks like a previous price sticker. 351pp. A HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to international orders as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK. Discount available for collection from our North Oxfordshire shop premises. 102400 
Price: 14.50 GBP

 
28 The Diving-Bell & the Butterfly
Bauby, Jean-Dominique ; translated by Jeremy Leggatt Fourth Estate Ltd 1997 1857027795 / 9781857027792 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback. Second-hand. VERY GOOD condition. Minor bumps to book and dust jacket edges. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. The pages are slightly tanned /darkened. Not price clipped (9.99 on front flap), the DJ is supplied in a loose protective archival film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 139pp. 22cm. 101733 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
 
14 Hans Andersen, By Himself
Andersen, Hans Christian ; translated by Mary Howitt ; with a preface by Violet Jacob George Routledge & Sons, Ltd London 1926 Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Pictorial paper boards, green cloth spine. The boards are heavily stained, with rubbed corners. The interior is in good condition. Endpapers are browned. Inner front hinge cracked between the front endpaper and the half-title page. Light foxing. 317pp. 301402 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
29 General-At-Sea: Robert Blake and the Seventeenth-Century Revolution in Naval Warfare
Baumber, Michael John Murray London 1989 0719547067 / 9780719547065 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Publisher's original red boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Binding tight. DJ not price clipped. Spine of the dust jacket very slightly faded. 284pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 304745 
Price: 13.50 GBP

 
 
15 A Visit to Germany, Italy and Malta, 1840-1841 : A Poet's Bazaar I-II
Andersen, Hans Christian; Translated By Grace Thornton Peter Owen London 1985 0720606365 / 9780720606362 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - 8.75" Tall 
The pages are tanned / browned. No names or inscriptions. Not price clipped, the DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 182pp. 043701 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
30 Iris: Iris, A Memoir of Iris Murdoch and Iris & The Friends, A Year of Memories [Omnibus Edition]
Bayley, John Duckworth 2002 0715631594 / 9780715631591 Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, fine condition. 314pp. 303902 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
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