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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: 12.50 GBP
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2 (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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3 (GIBBON). MILMAN, Rev. H. H. The Life of Edward Gibbon. With Selections from His Correspondence, and Illustrations.
John Murray. London. 1839 
First edition. xvi, 455pp. + 12pp. adverts. Portrait frontis. engr. by Scriven after Joshua Reynolds. Original cloth, decorated in blind, spine sl.faded, extremities sl.knocked and bds. sl. soiled. New e/ps., portrait foxed. Contents clean and sound. Norton 141. Milman, editor of one edition of 'The Rise and Fall...' held many senior academic and ecclesiastical positions. He was Dean at St. Paul's and Professor of Poetry at Oxford. 7770 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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4 (HAGGARD, H. Rider). POCOCK, Tom. Rider Haggard and the Lost Empire. A Biography.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson. London. 1993 
First edition. DW. Illustrated with photographs. Near fine/VG+ in slightly worn wrapper. ISBN 0297813080 38589 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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5 (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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6 (JAMES, M. R.) COX, Michael. M. R. James. An Informal Portrait.
Oxford University Press, Oxford. 1983 
First edition. DW. xiii, 268pp. Illustrated. Spine slightly creased o/w Nr. fine/VG+ in wrapper that is sunned to spine and very slightly creased at head. ISBN 0192117653. 46132 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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7 (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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8 (KILVERT). SHARP, Michael. (Editor). Jubilee Praise. A Selection of the Best Essays from the Newsletter to Celebrate the Golden Jubilee of The Kilvert Society and The Life of Tom Palmer (Founder Member).
The Kilvert Society, Kinnersley, Herefordshire. 1998 
Paperback booklet, staple binding. 67pp. Illustrated. Covers slightly soiled, o/w contents clean and fresh. VG. 39646 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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9 (MANNINGHAM, John). SORLIEN, Robert Parker. The Diary of John Manningham of The Middle Temple 1602-1603. New Edited in Complete and Unexpurgated Form from the Original Manuscript in the British Museum, with Introduction, Notes and Life of the Author, by...
The University Press of New England, New Hampshire, USA. 1976 
First edition. DW. Large 8vo. Fore-edge stained and some page margins are slightly rippled. Wrapper lightly soiled, slightly nicked and worn with sunned spine o/w VG/VG. 68098 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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10 (OWEN, Robert). DAVIES, Sir Alfred. (Edited by). Robert Owen. (1771-1858). Pioneer Social Reformer and Philanthropist.
The Ceiriog Memorial Institute, Denbighshire. 1948 
First Edition. Card covers with DW. Illustrated. A well used copy with small tear near tail of spine, ownership inscription. Wrapper sl. grubby, small tear at tail of spine. VG. 66433 
Price: 6.95 GBP
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11 (PEPYS, Samuel). LATHAM, Robert The Illustrated Pepys. Extracts from the Diary. Selected and Edited by....
Bell & Hyman, London. 1982 
First edition, thus. Large format paperback. Illustrated. Index. Spine a little sunned creeping round to margin of front cover. VG+ 70450 
Price: 8.95 GBP
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12 (RAIKES, Dorothy). MORGAN, Alison. The Open Road. July 16th -28th 1926. A Diary by Dorothy Raikes. Illustrations by Belinda Holland.
2000 
Printed by Redkite Print, Llanwrtyd Wells. 2000. First Edition. Slim paperback, staple binding. 33pp. Illustrated. Slight shelfwear to covers o/w a very nice copy. VG+. 69864 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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13 (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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14 (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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15 (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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16 (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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17 (WILDE, Oscar). BROAD, Lewis. The Friendships & Follies of Oscar Wilde.
Hutchinson, London. 1954 
First edition. 264pp. Portrait frontis. + 14pp. of ills. Original olive green cloth, gilt. Spine creased and slightly soiled, upper board cocked, extremities lightly rubbed. Contents clean and sound. VG. 31161 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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18 (WILDE, Oscar). HART-DAVIS, Rupert. More Letters of Oscar Wilde. Edited by...
John Murray. London. 1985 
First Edition. DW. A lovely copy that is NEAR FINE in wrapper. 63603 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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19 (WILDE, Oscar). SHERARD, Robert Harborough. The Real Oscar Wilde. To be used as a Supplement to, and in Illustration of The Life and Oscar Wilde. With Numerous Unpublished Letters, Facsimiles, Portraits and Illustrations.
T. Werner Laurie Limited. London. n.d. (c1913) 
Early Edition. Blue boards, art vellum backstrip, gilt extra. No DW. 431pp. Colour frontis with tissue guard and b/w illustrations throughout. Boards slightly soiled, extremities rubbed and worn, spine dulled, some signs of ageing to contents o/w a nice fresh copy. VG. 53642 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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20 (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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