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BIOGRAPHY, DIARIES and LETTERS

BIOGRAPHY, DIARIES and LETTERS

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1 (BELLOC, Hilaire). SPEAIGHT, Robert. Letters from Hilaire Belloc. Selected and Edited by....
Hollis & Carter. London. 1958 
First Edition. DW. xi, 313pp. Pages age browned o/w VG+/VG in worn wrapper with several small close tears to margins and sunned spine. 54916 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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2 (BRONTĖ, Charlotte). GASKELL, Mrs. The Life of Charlotte Brontė. With An Introduction and Notes by Clement K. Shorter.
1924 
John Murray, London. 1924. Reprint. The Haworth Edition with thin paper., 659pp. Hardback. No DW. Tan cloth, gilt extra to spine. Small slim 8vo. Boards are very lightly soiled and spine is very slightly sunned. Endpapers a little browned o/w contents overall are clean and sound. A lovely copy. 79988 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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3 (BURGESS, Anthony). LEWIS, Roger. Anthony Burgess. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.
2002 
Faber. London. 2002. First edition, first issue. Hardback with wrapper. SIGNED presentation copy from the author "With love from Roger Lewis, Nov. 04" with a flourish above and below the inscription. A very good clean copy in wrapper. 77061 
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4 (DRYDEN, Ernst). LIPMANN, Anthony. Divinely Elegant. The World of Ernst Dryden. Foreword by Billy Wilder.
Pavilion Books Limited, London. 1989 
First edition. DW. SIGNED presentation copy from the author "To Harry with best wishes for Christmas 1992/93 and in memory of your help with this book. Anthony Lipmann 19.12.92" + signed postcard from the author "You will see the illustration your loaned me on p.151. Regards Anthony". Quarto. VG+/VG+ in slightly sunned and slightly worn wrapper. 38745 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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5 (ELIOT, George). JOHNSON, R. Brimley. The Letters of George Eliot. Selected, with an Introduction by...
1926 
John Lane, The Bodley Head, London. 1926. First edition. Hardback with wrapper. Spare label piece to rear of book. Overall a good copy in sunned and worn wrapper. 79612 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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6 (HARDY, Thomas). HARDY, Florence Emily. The Life of Thomas Hardy 1840 - 1928. Compiled largely from contemporary notes, letters, diaries, and biographical memoranda, as well as from oral information in conversations extending over many years.
1962 
Macmillan and Co. Ltd. London. 1962. First edition. Hardback with DW. Illustrated. Some occasional pencil annotations within text o/w a sound copy in worn, rubbed and slightly soiled wrapper. 75310 
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7 (HAYDON, Benjamin). JOLLIFFE, John. Neglected Genius. The Diaries of Benjamin Robert Haydon 1808-1846. Edited by....
Hutchinson, London 1990 
First Edition. DW. Hardback. 260pp. Light bump to head and tail of spine o/w Nr. fine/VG+ in slightly worn wrapper. 64959 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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8 (JENKINS, John R). JENKINS, Dulcibel. Chronicles of John R. Jenkins. 1913-1947. Mountaineer, Miner, Quaker. Edited by...
Privately published. 1987 
First Edition. Paperback. Illustrated. Front cover is very slightly damaged from removal of small label o/w contents clean and sound. VG+. 65567 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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9 (SAYERS, Peig) MACMAHON, Bryan (Trans.) Peig. The Autobiography of Peig Sayers of the Great Blasket Island.
Talbot Press 1983 
Reprint. Paperback. Frontispiece drawing, & other occasional illus. 212pp. Cover a little worn at spine and lower panel marked. Minor foxing to front endpaper. Some pages stained. VG. 66006 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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10 (SCARY). HATWOOD, Mark David. SCARY. 7 Days and 7 Nights. An Official Biography of "The Scary Guy". (SIGNED BY SCARY) A Wake-Up Call to Change the Mindset of the World.
VisionHeart. Hay-on-Wye and Kansas City. 2009 
First edition, second issue (revised). Large format p/bk. Illustrated. SIGNED by Scary as "The Scary Guy" to title page. New. "He's been banned from two U.S. cities because of the way he looks, but he's the New Face of Love". 48315 
Price: 19.95 GBP
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11 (SOMERVILLE, E. OE.) CUMMINS, Geraldine. Dr. E. OE. Somerville. A Biography.
Andrew Dakers Limited. London. 1952 
First edition. xv, 271pp. Frontis. + 1pp. illustration. SIGNED presentation copy "Louise affectionately Geraldine Cummins". Original blue cloth, dark blue lettering. Spine sunned, board extremities very slightly rubbed. Endpapers lightly foxed o/w contents clean and sound. VG. 36602 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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12 (WELCH, Denton). METHUEN-CAMPBELL, James. Denton Welch. Writer and Artist. With a Foreword by Alan Bennett.
Tauris Parke Paperbacks. New York. 2004 
Second edition. Large format paperback. 268pp. Illustrated in colour and b/w. Bottom corner of upper cover creased, with sl. wear to edges o/w VG+. Scarce. 49572 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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13 (WILDE, Oscar). HART-DAVIS, Rupert. (Edited by). Selected Letters of Oscar Wilde.
1979 
Oxford University Press, Oxford. 1979. First Edition Thus. Hardback. DW. Fore-edges very slightly foxed o/w a lovely clean and fresh copy in slightly worn wrapper. SCARCE. 75852 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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14 (WISE, Thomas J.) PARTINGTON, Wilfred. Thomas J. Wise in The Original Cloth. The Life and Record of the Forger of the Nineteenth-Century Pamphlets by... With an Appendix by George Bernard Shaw.
Robert Hale Limited, London. 1946 
First edition. Portrait frontis. + Illustrated. Original red cloth, gilt vignette to upper board. Spine sunned, board extremities rubbed. Inner hinge slightly cracked o/w contents clean and sound. VG. 36684 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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15 (WORDSWORTH, Dorothy.) SELINCOURT, E. De. Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth. Edited by... IN TWO VOLUMES
1941 
Macmillan & Co. Ltd. London. 1941. First edition. Hardbacks. No dustwrappers. Original red cloth, gilt. Illustrated and with foldout maps. Boards are partially sunned o/w a nice bright set. 79633 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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16 ALCOTT, Louisa May. Hospital Sketches.
1986 
Applewood Books, Boston. 1986. Facsimile reprint. Paperback. Couple of stains to upper cover o/w a very clean copy. 73735 
Price: 8.95 GBP
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17 ALESHIRE, Peter. Cochise. The Life and Times of the Great Apache Chief.
2005 
Castle Books, Edison. 2005. Reprint. DW. FINE in wrapper. 71524 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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18 ALEXANDER, William. Johnny Gibb of Gushetneuk. Introduction and appreciation by Alexander Mackie.
1919 
David Douglas, Edinburgh. No DW issued. Dark green boards, gilt type and decoration to spine. Pocket Edition. 285pp inc index + 2pp catalogue. Very minor scuffs to head and foot of spine, and browning of endpapers, but still a really nice copy of this fascinating biography. VG+ 61346 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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19 ALLEN, Paul. Ideal Man. SIGNED FIRST EDITION.
2011 
Portfolio / Penguin. New York. 2011. First edition, first issue with correct number line. DW - NOT price-clipped. SIGNED in thick blue ink to front free endpaper. Loosely inserted is a piece of Vulcan (dot com) headed-paper with the typed message "With Compliments - Paul". This is from the library of Sir Howard Stringer, (former head of CBS and Sony). A lovely copy of this biography in a wrapper that is slightly rubbed at head and tail of spine. 79355 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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20 AMIS, Kingsley. Memoirs.
Hutchinson, London 1991 
DW. B&W plates. 346pp inc index. Slight wear to wrapper at upper corner of outer edge, o/w a near fine copy. 71171 
Price: 6.95 GBP
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