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BIOGRAPHY, DIARIES and LETTERS

BIOGRAPHY, DIARIES and LETTERS

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41 BENSON, E. F. Our Family Affairs. 1867-1896. With Eight Plates. FIRST EDITION.
1920 
Cassell and Company. First edition. 1920. No DW. Large 8vo. 343 pages. 8 plates. Original mauve cloth gilt, somewhat faded and marked with some rubbing to extremities and front joint though binding is sound. Some browning to endpapers. Rear inner hinge visible but sound. A good copy of a very scarce item. 73291 
Price: 120.00 GBP
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42 BENTLEY, Nicolas. A Choice of Ornaments.
1961 
Readers Union/Andre Deutsch, London. 1961. First edition thus. Hardback with DW. 351 pages. DW spine sunned. A nice clean copy of this reflective, wide-ranging volume. 80637 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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43 BENWELL, John. Extracts from a Diary kept by the late...of Sidcot. Also, Extracts from Letters, addressed to Different Branches of His Family.
Privately printed. Bristol 1825 
Grey paper-covered boards, black type to spine. 94pp. Slightly battered and discoloured with worn spine esp. around head. 1825 inscription to front free endpaper. VG- 58377 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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44 BETANCOURT, Ingrid. Even Silence Has an End. (SIGNED).
Virago Press. London. 2010 
First Edition. DW. Presentation copy to Rowan Cope Senior Editor at Virago. 594pp. Lovely clean copy. FINE in wrapper. 49503 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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45 BETJEMAN, John [Ed and Intro: GREEN, Candida Lycett] Letters Volume 2: 1951 to 1984
1995 
Methuen. 1995. Reprint. DW. 616pp. b&w plates. silk marker ribbon. A very clean copy in slightly worn wrapper. 74532 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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46 BETJEMAN, John. [Ed and Intro: GREEN, Candida Lycett] Letters Volume 1: 1926-1951
1994 
Methuen. 1994. Reprint. DW. 584pp. b&w plates. silk marker ribbon. A very clean copy in slightly worn wrapper. 74531 
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47 BEWICK, Thomas. My Life. Edited and witih an Introduction by Iain Bain. With numerous wood-engravings and watercolours by the author.
Folio Society, London. 1981 
Yellow cloth boards, brown backstrip, gilt. 192 pages. A lovely copy. VG+ 69745 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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48 BICKERSTETH, Ella. The Bickersteth Diaries 1914-1918. Foreword by Donald Coggan. Introduction by John Terraine.
1995 
Leo Cooper, London. 1995. First edition. Hardback with DW. xx + 332 pages. B/w photograph plates. Index. DW has slightly sunned spine and v. sl. wear to edges. Excellent condition. 77820 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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49 BIRKIN, Andrew. (J. M. BARRIE). J.M. Barrie and the Lost Boys.
1979 
Constable, London. 1979. First edition. Hardback with DW. Illustrations. 323pp. A clean copy in a slightly worn and dulled wrapper. 80993 
Price: 8.95 GBP
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50 BLACKBURN, Julia. The Book of Colour. A Family Memoir. [SIGNED].
2002 
Vintage, London. 2002. Reprint. Paperback. A very clean and bright copy. FLAT-SIGNED by the author to title page. 78947 
Price: 4.95 GBP
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51 BLODGETT. Harriet. Centuries of Female Days. English Women's Private Diaries.
1989 
Alan Sutton Publishing, Gloucester. 1989. First edition, UK. DW. A slightly bumped copy. VG+/VG+. 71320 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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52 BLOND, Anthony. Jew Made in England. (SIGNED).
Timewell Press Limited, London. 2004 
First Edition. DW. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM AUTHOR. 299pp. Illustrated. Small mark to edges, pages a little age browned o/w fresh and bright in wrapper a little creased along upper edge. VG+/VG. 47887 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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53 BORDEAUX, Henry. Guynemer Knight of the Air.
1918 
Chatto & Windus. 1918. First edition. Hardback, no DW. Original tan cloth, red lettering. Frontis portrait. Boards are a little soiled and dulled. Ownership signature to front endpaper, and pages are slightly browned o/w a good clean copy. 79705 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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54 BORROW, George. Lavengro.
Home Library/Geo. Newnes, London. nd (c1920) 
Small 8vo, dark red cloth boards, red faux morocco backstrip, gilt lettering and decorations to spine. Marbled end-papers. Introduction by Thomas Seccombe + 550pp. Index. Upper hinge slightly exposed opposite half-title page; pages sl. browned. From the "John O'London's Home Library" series published in association with what was the leading magazine of the British Empire from 1919 to the 1950s. VG 40294 
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55 BORROW, George. The Romany Rye. A Sequel to "Lavengro".
John Murray, London. 1907 
Reprint. No DW. Green boards, gilt type. Gilt upper edge. 403pp + adverts. Illustrations. Boards a little marked and bumped. Endpapers browned and foxed. A little foxing throughout. 65281 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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56 BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson. Abridged, with an introduction, by Bergen Evans.
1952 
The Modern Library, New York. 1952. First edition thus. Hardback with DW. Last page of index creased o/w a lovely clean copy internally. Wrapper is slightly worn. 79874 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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57 BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson. Comprehending An Account of His Studies, and numerous works, in chronological order; A Series of His Epistolary Correspondence, and conersations with many eminent persons, and Various Original Pieces of His Composition never before published. The whole exhibitiing a view of literature and literary men in Great Britain, for near half a century during which he flourished. With copious notes and illustrations by Malone. Complete in One Volume.
Jones & Co., London. 1829 
First edition thus. Bound in half tan calf, marbled boards, gilt. 580pp. Edges speckled red. Author portrait frontis. Text in two columns. Index. Extremities rubbed incl. spine now lacking most of gilt + small portion of calf missing from tail. Upper hinge cracked. Small portion of calf and marbled paper peeled from lower fore-edge corner of upper board. Pre-lims foxed. VG- 51501 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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58 BOULGER, Demetrius Charles. The Life of Sir Stamford Raffles.
1999 
Pepin Press, Amsterdam. 1999. First edition thus. Hardback with DW. Illustrated. 403pp. Reprint of 1897 edition. Spine somewhat warped. outer edges a little grubby, but o/w a clean copy. 81538 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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59 BOWEN, Elizabeth. Seven Winters. Memories of a Dublin Childhood.
1943 
Longmans, Green and Co. 1943. First reprint of first edition. Hardback. DW. Small square slim 8vo. A little light foxing to contents o/w generally clean and bright in age browned wrapper that is rubbed to extremities and faded at spine. 80682 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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60 BOWEN, Elwyn. Sweet Beulah Land. An Intriguing Insight into Welsh Life between 1945 and 1951. [SIGNED].
1999 
Foxgate Press, Merthyr Tydfil. 1999. First edition. Hardback with DW. Illustrations. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY from the Author "To Derek Jones with my best wishes, Elwyn Bowen, 23.12.2000". A clean and bright copy in a lightly worn wrapper that is a little sunned to the spine. 81245 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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