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BIOGRAPHY, DIARIES and LETTERS

BIOGRAPHY, DIARIES and LETTERS

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261 MARDON, J. Vera. Thomas Hardy as a Musician. As told to J.Stevens Cox and recorded during three interviews with Mrs Mardon in December 1963 and January 1964. With an Introduction by Richard Curle and an appendix containing the old Dorset folk song and dance 'O Jan! O Jan! O Jan!' now first printed.
1964 
The Toucan Press, Dorset. 1964. First edition. Very slim, small 8vo booklet, green cover. b&w illustrations. A very clean copy. 78588 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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262 MARLOW, Louis. Seven Friends.
The Richards Press Ltd, London. 1953 
The Richards Press Ltd, London. 1953. First edition. Hardback with DW. 169pp. Wrapper internally reinforced, with the glue soaked through leaving stains to corners and head and tail of spine. Internally a very clean and fresh copy.. 31180 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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263 MARQUESS OF BUTE, STUART, John Crichton. A Sketch of the Life of John, Second Marquess of Bute, K.T.
Henry Webber, Guardian-Office, Cardiff. 1848 
First edition. Bound in contemporary paper covers, worn, rubbed and creased, with slight loss to spine. Pages uncut, small hole to outer margin of pp.15/16 o/w contents clean. 38961 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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264 MASEFIELD, John (Edited by William Buchan) Letters to Reyna.
1983 
Buchan & Enright, London. 1983. First edition. Hardback with DW. 509pp. Pages browned, ownership inscription to front endpapers. A clean copy in a slightly worn wrapper. 79805 
Price: 8.95 GBP
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265 MASON, Stuart. [MILLARD, C.S.] (WILDE, Oscar). Bibliography Of Oscar Wilde. With a Note by Robert Ross.
T. Werner Laurie, Ltd, London. [1914] 
No DW. Blue cloth, gilt., with 3 lovely little gilt vignettes to front board. Top edge gilt. Portrait frontis (by Beardsley) with tissue guard + illustrated throughout. Spine dulled and boards very lightly soiled, fore-edges foxed, with some light foxing to otherwise clean and sound contents. VG+. 65823 
Price: 80.00 GBP
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266 MATAR, Hisham. The Return. Fathers, Sons and The Land in Between. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED.
2016 
Penguin Viking. London. 2016. DW. First edition, first issue. SIGNED by author to title page - no other inscriptions or dedications. A lovely fresh copy in a wrapper that has slight shelf wear to edges. 81706 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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267 MATHEWS, G.W. William Roscoe: A Memoir. (SIGNED).
N.d. (c.1931) 
The Mitre Press, London. 1931. Hardback without wrapper. Presentation copy from the author "Martin Moynihan With the author's compliments". Portrait frontis. 55 pages. Slim 8vo. Blue cloth, gilt. Some occasional ink and pencil annotations o/w a good copy. 76677 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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268 MATTHEWS, Rupert. Elvis.
Grange Books, Kent. 2000 
First edition, UK. 4to. DW. 108pp. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. Black and White and colour pictures to text. Nr. fine in very slightly worn wrapper. ISBN:1840131799. 46340 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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269 MAUNDER, Samuel. The Biographical Treasury; A Dictionary of Universal Biography.
Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London. 1851 
Fine binding. Full tan calf. Gilt tooling to spine, contrasting label, raised bands. Marbled edges and endpapers. b&w frontispiece. Decorative bookplate to front endpaper. Small scuffs to upper board and some wear to edges of spine, o/w a very nice copy. VG+_ 63659 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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270 MAUROIS, Andre. Translated by Ella D'Arcy. Ariel. A Shelley Romance.
1935 
Penguin Books. 1935. First edition, thus. Penguin Paperback. DW. Covers are worn, sunned and also a little chipped at extremities. Pages are browned and ownership signature to front endpaper. The wrapper is not price clipped, but it is lightly foxed, a little chipped at extremities, sunned spine, and has a large closed tear along joint with front flap. 80056 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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271 McCORMICK, John. Seagoing. Memoirs. WITH A HAND-WRITTEN CARD FROM THE AUTHOR.
2001 
Transaction Publishers. New Brunswick. 2001. DW. First edition. Loosely inserted is a hand-written card from the author. "Dear Nadia, dear Jeremy, You may (or you may not) want to spend time on Seagoing, but in case you do, here it is. With admiration and warmest regards, John 1.12.01". A clean and fresh copy in a wrapper that has slight stretching along top edge. 80980 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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272 McCORMICK, John. (George SANTAYANA). George Santayana. A Biography. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY.
1987 
Knopf. A Borzoi Book. New York. 1987. DW. First edition. 612 pages. Presentation copy from the author to friends - "For Jeremy and Nadia, John, December 2001." to title page. Slight wear to edges of boards, rear endpapers slightly marked otherwise a clean and sound copy in a wrapper that is worn to edges and faded to spine. 80975 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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273 MCCULLOUGH, Colleen. The Courage and the Will. The Life of Roden Cutler. VC.
1999 
Weidenfield & Nicolson. 1999. First Edition. Hardback with DW. b&w plates. 418pp. Generally a clean and sound copy, with some wear to wrapper. 72787 
Price: 9.95 GBP
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274 MEAD, Chris. CHAMPION - Joe Louis - Black Hero in White America
Robson Books 1986 
First Edition. Hardback. Contains black and white illustrations. Nr. fine in slightly worn wrapper. ISBN 0860513904 44201 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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275 MEECH, Dorothy M. Memories of Mr and Mrs Thomas Hardy.
1963 
The Toucan Press, Dorset. 1963. First edition. Small, slim stapled booklet, mauve card covers, a little sunned, o/w a clean copy. 78598 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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276 MEECH, Dorothy M. Memories of Mr and Mrs Thomas Hardy.
1963 
The Toucan Press, Dorset. 1963. First edition. Small, slim stapled booklet, mauve card covers, a little sunned, with some small marks, o/w a clean copy. 78599 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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277 MEHRING, Franz. Karl Marx. The Story of His Life. With illustrations and facsimile reproductions, notes by the author, an appendix prepared under the direction of Eduard Fuchs on the basis of the researches of the Marx-Engels Institute, a bibliography and an index. Translated by Edward Fitzgerald.
John Lane The Bodley Head, London. 1936 
First edition in English. Caramel cloth, gilt to spine. xxi + 575pp. From the library of Allen Hutt, British communist journalist. Extremities sl. rubbed, spine ends sl. bumped. VG 38231 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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278 MENDELSON, Edward. Early Auden.
Faber & Faber, London. 1999 
Paperback. xxiii + 407 pages. Index. Nr. Fine 64547 
Price: 6.95 GBP
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279 MERRILL, Marlene Deahl. (Edited by...) [Alice Stone BLACKWELL] Growing Up in Boston's Gilded Age. The Journal of Alice Stone Blackwell.
1990 
Yale University Press. New Haven. DW. First edition, first issue. 1990. 270pp. Maps to endpapers, portrait to title page, well illustrated throughout text with photographs, plans, maps and engravings. Near fine in wrapper that is sl. faded to spine. 71064 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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280 MERTON, Thomas. Run to the Mountain; Entering the Silence; A Search for Solitude; Turning Toward the World; Dancing in the Water of Life; Learning to Love; The Other Side of the Mountain. The Journals of Thomas Merton in Seven Volumes, 1939-1968. Edited by Patrick Hart OCSO.
HarperCollins, San Francisco. 1995-98 
First edition. Hardbacks. DWs. Introduction and index to each vol. Pages sl. browned. A lovely set. VG/VG 66594 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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