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BIOGRAPHY, DIARIES and LETTERS

BIOGRAPHY, DIARIES and LETTERS

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101 COULSON, Jessie. Dostoevsky: A Self-Portrait.
1962 
First edition. Oxford University Press, London. 1962. (No DW.) Green cloth, gilt to brown title panel to spine. Portrait frontis. xv + 279 pages. Index. Owner's name to front free end-paper o/w very clean and sound. 79559 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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102 COUNT LAVALLETTE. Memoirs of Count Lavallette. [Sic - Lavalette is the correct spelling] Written by Himself. IN TWO VOLUMES.
1831 
Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. London. 1831. Second edition in English. In Two Volumes. viii, 392; viii, 397 pages. Bound in mid 19th century half brown calf, gilt. Raised bands, gilt decorations to compartments of spine, contrasting leather lettering labels. Marbled boards. Wear along edges especially at heads of spines. Armorial bookplates. Contents clean and fresh. An attractive set of The Memoirs of this colourful protégé of Napoleon's. Born in Paris the same year as Napoleon Bonaparte, he spent the Revolution in the French Revolutionary Army, where he rose through the ranks to become an aide-de-camp to General Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers. In 1796, after the Battle of the Bridge of Arcole, Baraguey d'Hilliers introduced his aide-de-camp to Napoleon, who was impressed enough to take him onto his personal staff and to entrust him with diplomatic missions. On 22 April 1798, Lavalette was married to Émilie de Beauharnais (1781–1855), niece of Napoléon's wife Joséphine. Having rejected the opportunity to go into exile with Napoleon, because he had a pregnant wife and a 13-year-old daughter, he was arrested after the beginning of the Bourbon Restoration. His wife had lost her pregnancy in October, and, on 21 November 1815, Lavalette was sentenced to execution by the Ultras. One night before his scheduled execution, he was visited by his wife and daughter Josephine (later the Baronne de Forget, who became the long-time mistress of Eugène Delacroix) and managed to change clothes and places with his wife, a ruse that was not discovered until the next morning. [This may have inspired the great escape story of Toad in The Wind in the Willows] Having escaped prison, Lavalette made his way to Great Britain with the assistance of a small group of British soldiers, amongst whom were Robert Thomas Wilson and John Hely-Hutchinson. He then made his way to the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, and finally to Bavaria, where he had the support of Eugène de Beauharnais of his wife's family and his father-in-law Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria. Madame Lavalette remained in prison until 23 January 1816. Lavalette was able to return to France and died in 1830. He was buried at Père Lachaise Cemetery. 77499 
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103 COURTNEY, W. P. [JOHNSON, Samuel. ] Oxford Historical and Literary Studies. Issued under the direction of C. H. Firth and Walter Raleigh Professors of Modern History and English Literature in the University of Oxford. Volume 4. Bibliography of Johnson. Revised and seen through the press by David Nichol Smith.
Clarendon Press. Oxford. 1915 
First Edition. DW. 186pp. incl. index. Minor pencil annot. to margins and eps. Newspaper clipping loosely insered. Bds. rather tired, wrapper rather chipped and age rubbed. Some browning to eps. o/w internally a very clean copy. 32078 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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104 CRICHTON, Michael. Travels.
Macmillan. London 1988 
First Edition. DW. Slight crease to spine. Page margins browned o/w contents clean with no inscriptions. Wrapper extremities are a little worn and top corner of rear cover has a small closed tear o/w VG+/VG+. 69621 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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105 CROFT-COOKE, Rupert. The Moon in My Pocket. Life with the Romanies.
Sampson Low, Marston & Co, London 1948 
First Edition. DW. vii, 198pp. b&w photos at rear. Price-clipped wrapper torn in various places. Slight foxing to edges. Interior clean and bright. VG+/Fair. 65276 
Price: 350.00 GBP
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106 CURLE, Richard (Introduction). Hardyana. A Collection of short Memorabilia and other matters of Hardy interest.
1967 
The Toucan Press, Dorset. 1967. First edition. Small, slim 8vo booklet, white card cover. b&w illustrations. Rather creased along upper edge, but o/w a nice copy. 78597 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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107 CURLE, Richard. (Introduction). Thomas Hardy Through the Camera's Eye.
1964 
The Toucan Press, Dorset. 1964. First edition. Small slim 8vo booklet. Yellow card cover. b&w photographs by Hermann Lea. A little bumped around extremities, but a clean copy. No.20 in Monographs on the Life of Thomas Hardy. 78586 
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108 D'ARBLAY, Madame [Fanny Burney]. Diary and Letters. Edited by Her Niece. A New Edition. In Seven Volumes.
Hurst and Blackett, London. 1854 
7 vols in lilac cloth, gilt to spines, decorative frames in blind to boards. Differing frontis. to each vol. Fold-out facsimile letter to Vol. I. Spines sl. sunned with ends sl. crumpled; extremities sl. rubbed. Sl. damage to head of spine Vol. I; Vol. VI internally cracked. Bookplate to f.pd each vol. VG 32138 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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109 d'AUVERGNE, Edmund B. The Prodigious Marshal. Being the life and extraordinary adventures of Maurice of Saxe, Marshal of France, son of the King of Poland, conqueror of the English, pretender to the Dukedom of Kurland, and universal lover.
Selwyn & Blount, London. 1928 
First edition. DW. Grey cloth, black type to spine. 288pp. B/w plates. Long closed tears to DW which has 1.5 sq.cm portion missing from u. panel (with no loss) and is now well protected in clear mylene wrapper. Spine ends sl. crumpled. VG/Good+ 32145 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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110 DAGGETT, Windsor. A Down-East Yankee From the District of Maine.
A.J. Huston, Portland. 1920 
Green cloth, gilt to spine and upper board. B/w portrait photograph frontis. 80pp. Sl. wear to extremites. VG 52826 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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111 DAHL, Roald. Edited by Donald Sturrock. Love From Boy.
2016 
John Murray. 2016. First edition. Hardback with DW. Illustrated. Large 8vo. A very clean and bright copy. 77559 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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112 DARWIN, Charles. The Correspondence of Charles Darwin. Volume 5. 1851-1855
Cambridge University Press 1989 
First Edition. DW. 705pp inc index. Wrapper very slightly shelf-worn, but protected. Some sunning to lower panel, and some marks to lower panel and fore-edge. Interior clean and bright. VG+/VG+ 69225 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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113 DAVIES, W. H. With a Preface by Bernard Shaw. The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp.
1908 
A.C. Fifield. London. 1908. First Edition. Hardback. No DW. Beige cloth, red lettering. Ex-Boots library with remains of labels to rear endpapers only. Boards are dulled and a little soiled, Boots library label removed from front board leaving an impression. Occasional grubby mark to contents and inner hinges are cracked, but the contents overall are clean and sound. 76591 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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114 DE-LA-NOY, Michael. Denton Welch. The Making of a Writer.
1986 
Penguin Books. London. First edition in paperback 1986. Illustrated with photographs. Pages browned to edges and spine creased otherwise a clean copy. 79370 
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115 DE-LA-NOY, Michael. Denton Welch. The Making of a Writer. SIGNED BY AUTHOR TO TITLE PAGE + ASSOCIATION COPY PRESENTED FROM ERIC OLIVER, WELCH'S PARTNER.
1984 
Viking. London. DW. First edition, first issue. 1984. SIGNED BY AUTHOR TO TITLE PAGE. Also a presentation copy from Eric Oliver, dated 15th November 1984. Welch fell in love with Oliver and they lived together for the last four years of Welch's short life. Illustrated with photographs. A lovely clean copy in a wrapper that is slightly faded to outer edges and sl. creased to head of spine. 79382 
Price: 120.00 GBP
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116 DEHNEL, Jacek. Saturn. Black Paintings from the Lives of the Men in the Goya Family.
2012 
Dedalus, Cambridge. 2012. First edition thus. Paperback. Illustrations. A very clean and bright copy. 80986 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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117 DELANY, Paul. The Neo-Pagans. Friendship and Love in the Rupert Brooke Circle.
1987 
Macmillan, London. 1987. Reprint. Hardback with DW. b&w plates. Pages a little browned. Gift inscription to front endpaper. A clean copy in a slightly bumped DW. 81071 
Price: 8.95 GBP
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118 DENTON, Alan (Ed.) Letters from AE. With a forword by Dr Monk Gibbon.
Abelard-Schuman, London. 1961 
Plum bds. Portrait frontis. Clean copy, spine sl faded. Ownership inscription.VG+. 32087 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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119 DEVAS, Nicolette. Two Flamboyant Fathers. (SIGNED).
1968 
Collins, London. 1968. Third Impression. Hardback. DW. SIGNED presentation copy from the author "To Philip Oaks from Nicolette Devas Oct 11th 1977". Illustrated. Prelims are a little foxed o/w contents clean. Wrapper is worn and has closed tears at joints. 75515 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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120 DEVEREUX, Roy. Side Lights on South Africa.
Sampson Low, Marston & Company Limited, London. 1900 
Second edition. 274pp. Fold-out coloured map of South Africa, sl. torn. Orig. red cloth. Extremities sl. frayed, spine sunned. Contents clean and sound. 23287 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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