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Shelley: A Life Story

By: Blunden, Edmund

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1946

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 94004

Condition: Very Good


First printing. 8vo. Pp 320. Tan cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine. A clean, unmarked copy in a tight binding and price-clipped dust jacket. The protected dust jacket has a number of closed tears and is rubbed at the extremities with some chipping and soiling. View more info

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Boswell's Life of Johnson (2 vols)

By: Boswell, James

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Heron Books: 1961

Edition: No edition stated

Seller ID: 89372

Condition: Very Good


Introduction by Sir Sydney Roberts. Pp xxii + 638 + 7pp b&w illustrations and 646 + 7pp b&w illustrations. Brown leatherette boards decoratively stamped in gilt on the spine and upper panel. A clean, unmarked copy in a tight binding without dust jacket (as issued). A touch of spotting to the book block edges. View more info

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Botham: My Autobiography

By: Botham, Ian

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, CollinsWillow: 1994

Edition: Later printing

Seller ID: 95580

ISBN: 0002183161

Condition: near Very Good


6th impression. 8vo. Pp 400 + 16pp colour and b&w photographs. Black cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine. A clean, unmarked copy in a tight binding and unclipped dust jacket. The dust jacket is a little rubbed at the extremities. View more info

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Charles Darwin: A New Life

By: Bowlby, John

Price: £7.00

Publisher: New York, Norton: 1990

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 91785

ISBN: 0 393 02940 9

Condition: Very Good


First printing of this 8vo paperback edition. Pp xiv + 511 illustrated with b&w photographs throughout. Previous owner's initials neatly in ink on the front free endpaper else a clean, unmarked copy in printed wrappers. Some spotting to the book block edges. View more info

The Piddingtons

By: Braddon, Russell

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London: Werner Laurie, 1950:

Seller ID: 11429


2nd impression. With sketches by Ronald Searle. 8vo. Pp 238 + frontis & 8pp monochrome halftones. Green cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine. Cloth spotted and grubby else Very Good without dust-jacket. View more info

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Drawn from Memory: Adventures in the Arts

By: Bradshaw, Percy V.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1943

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 90859

Condition: near Very Good


8vo. Pp viii + 255 + frontis and 23pp b&w plates plus line illustrations in the text. Red cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine. Name and address of ownership stamped on the ffe else a clean, unmarked copy in a tight binding without dust jacket. The cloth is showing some staining at the bottom corners and the spine is sunned. View more info

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Prologue: An Unconventional Life

By: Brady, Joan

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1994

Edition: First printing of this edition

Seller ID: 95515

ISBN: 023398884X

Condition: Very Good +


First impression. 8vo. Pp 213. Black cloth boards stamped in silver on the spine. A clean, unmarked copy in a tight binding and unclipped dust jacket. View more info

Image for The Reminiscences of Sir Henry Hawkins

The Reminiscences of Sir Henry Hawkins

By: Brampton, Baron (Edited by Richard Harris)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold: 1906

Edition: Later printing

Seller ID: 92268

Condition: near Very Good


Popular edition: second impression with portrait. 8vo. Pp xi + 358 + 16pp List of New Books dated October 1906 + tissue-protected frontis. Burgundy cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine. There is some damp-staining to the cloth and a name of ownership on the front free endpaper else a clean, unmarked copy in a tight binding without dust jacket. View more info

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Losing My Virginity: The Autobiography

By: Branson, Richard

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Virgin: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 95545

ISBN: 1852276843

Condition: Very Good +


First impression. 8vo. Pp 488 + 16pp photographs in colour and 32pp in b&w. Black cloth boards stamped in silver on the spine. A clean, unmarked copy in a tight binding and unclipped dust jacket. View more info

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Olivia Manning: A Life

By: Braybrooke, Neville & June

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 2004

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 93948

ISBN: 0701177497

Condition: Very Good


First printing. 8vo. Pp xvii + 301 + 16pp b&w photographs. Grey cloth boards stamped in silver on the spine. A clean, unmarked copy in a tight binding and unclipped dust jacket. The dust jacket is nicked at the edges and has a couple of small coffee stains on the spine. View more info

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The Letters of J.R. Ackerley

By: Braybrooke, Neville (Ed)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Duckworth: 1975

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 93160

ISBN: 0 7156 1215 8

Condition: Very Good


First printing of this 8vo paperback edition. Pp xxxvi + 354 + frontis. Introduction by Neville Braybrooke. A clean, unmarked copy in printed wrappers. View more info

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The Biography of Franz Kafka

By: Brod, Max

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1948

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 89477

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing of this English language edition translated from the German by G. Humphreys Roberts. 8vo. Pp 183 + 4pp b&w photographs. Brown cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine. Name of ownership in ink on ffe and stamped on rear free endpaper else a11482 clean, unmarked copy in a tight binding and unclipped dust jacket. The protected dust jacket shows slight loss at head of spine. View more info

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Freud And His Disciples: The Struggle for Supremacy

By: Brome, Vincent

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Caliban: 1984

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 93819

ISBN: 0 904573 92 3

Condition: Very Good


First printing. 8vo paperback. Pp xi + 236. Previous owner's initials neatly in ink on the front free endpaper else a clean, unmarked copy in printed wrappers. Small slightly worn patches on the upper and lower wrappers showing where price labels have been removed. View more info

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Writers' Gallery: Biographical Sketches of Britain's Greatest Writers and their Views on Reconstruction

By: Brook, Donald

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Rockliff: 1944

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 5220

Condition: near Very Good


1st printing. 8vo. Pp 168 + frontis and 22pp b&w photographs. Includes Vernon Bartlett, Vera Brittain, Noel Coward, Compton Mackenzie, J. B. Priestley and H. G. Wells. Black cloth boards stamped in white on the spine.^ A clean, unmarked copy in a tight binding without dust jacket. View more info

John Bunyan: His Life and Work

By: Brown, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: Wm. Isbister, nd (1887?):

Seller ID: 9882


3rd edition. Illustrations by Whymper. 8vo. Pp xiii + 504 + foldout of facsimiles from the Elstow Transcript Registers. Blue cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine and upper panel. Cloth worn at head and tail of spine. Hinges cracked. Inscription in heavy copperplate on the half-title. Good+ without dust-jacket. View more info

Almost in Camera

By: Brown, Percy

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London: Hollis and Carter, 1944:

Seller ID: 10339


1st edition. 8vo. Pp x + 238 + frontis & 8pp monochrome halftone photographs. Red cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine. Near Very Good without dust-jacket. View more info

Almost in Camera

By: Brown, Percy

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hollis and Carter: 1944

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 84113

Condition: Good +


8vo. Pp x + 238 + frontis and 8pp monochrome halftone plates. Red cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine. Contents clean and tightly bound. Cloth is soiled and there is no dust-jacket. View more info

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Kafka Was the Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir

By: Broyard, Anatole.

Price: £7.00

Publisher: New York, Vintage: 1997

Edition: Later printing

Seller ID: 91348

ISBN: 0679781269

Condition: Very Good


12th printing of this trade paperback edition. Pp ix + 149. Small stain (coffee?) to the foredge of the book block else a clean, unmarked copy in printed wrappers View more info

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How to Talk Dirty and Influence People

By: Bruce, Lenny

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Peter Owen: 1966

Edition: First UK edition

Seller ID: 89578

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. 8vo. Pp 205. Orange cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine. Name and address of ownership stamped on the ffe else a clean, unmarked copy in a tight binding and price-clipped dust jacket. The dust jacket has a closed tear in the spine. View more info

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According to Dora

By: Bryan, Dora is association with Kay Hunter

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London: The Bodley Head, 1987:

Seller ID: 6435

ISBN: 0 370 31030 6


1st edition. 8vo. Pp 198 + 16pp monochrome halftone photographs. Blue cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine. Spine sunned else Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust-jacket. View more info