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Biogs & Autobiographies

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1 Alexis K. Tolstoi Czar Feodor Ioannovitch
LondonLondon: Kegan Paul, Trench , Trubner & Co Ltd, 1924 First Edition in UK 
First Edition in U.k. 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" Approx. 168pages, blue cloth binding with faded paper title on spine, some very minor foxing at front and front end-paper signed Elizabeth Hill 1928,(The late Dame Eliz.Prof of Slovanic studies at Cambridge University.+her pencil writing on a few pages, + some extra writing about Tolstoi on note-paper +her pesonal book ref card, 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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2 Bersier, Eugene Bersier ; translated by Holmden, Annie Harwood Holmden Coligny: The Earlier Life of the Great Huguenot.
London Hodder & Stoughton 1884 A Hard Back 15 x 21cm Approx 
xxxvi + 351 pages, brown cloth binding good, some wear. Contents good, clean & tight, Decorative owners bookplate & owner's name front pages. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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3 Blagoeva, Stella Georgi Dimitrov, (Georges) (+ Booklet of Colour slides)
Sofia: Foreign Languages Press, 1961 
First Edition ?. 14.5 x 20.5 Cm. Printed in English 232 pages , Dust jacket is face of Dimitrov to front, good condition, only minor edge rubbing ,2 small tears, some dirt to rear.,,,, Binding of cream/red is Very Good, ,,,Contents look unread, Very Good with extra printed list of 4 printed mistakes, NO inscriptions .& also free with this book is a booklet of 24 black/white slides No 25 to 48 issued by comite d'amitie et de reflations culturelles avec l'etranger Bulgarie of (life of) Georges Dimitrov. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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4 Boyd, Charles Boyd George Wyndham (signed/dedicated from his sister to Madame Belloc)
London Arthur L. Humphreys 1913 First Edition Original Paperback 14.5 x 22.5cm Approx orig paperback Signed by (Lady) Pamela Glenconner
44 pages, Original brown paperback binding, good condition with minor wear. Contents printed on rough-cut hand-made paper, Good, Clean & Tight with very minor edge dirt. Only inscription is to 1st endpage, " Madame Belloc from George's Sister. Pamela Glenconner. 1917." Pamela Adelaide Genevieve Wyndham (1895 -1928), was with her bother George Wyndham a member of "The Souls" her 1st marriage was to Edward Priaulx Tennant,(1859-1920) 1st Baron Glenconnor in 1911), Pamela was known as Lady Glenconner, or Pamela Glenconner to friends. So a unique inscription to this short Biography / personal memories written by a close friend and published just months after George Wyndham died (29 August 1863 - 8 June 1913) . 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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5 Broomhead, Frank The Zaehnsdorfs, 1842-1947 : Craft Bookbinders
Pinner Private Libraries Assocation, 1986 0900002743 / 9780900002748 First Edition / Limited Edition Hard Back As New 16 x 25cm.approx 
109 pages. Red cloth binding mint, Contents mint .. First edition. One of 2250 copies. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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6 Burn, Michael Burn Turned Towards the Sun : An Autobiography
Norwich Michael Russell 2003 0859552802 / 9780859552806 First Edition Hard Back Almost Mint Very Good 16 x 24cm Approx 
320 pages, Dust Jacket, unclipped / complete Very Good (no tears), Red binding Mint, Contents mint. Autobiography of Michael Burn, from Winchester, to Oxford & 1933 went to Germany to check out Socialism, met Hitler, was shown Dachau concentration camp, etc. then disenchanted returned to UK & joined The Times newspaper, joined the TA, later volunteered for the commandos, was on the raid on St Nazaire winning the MC, later he was taken prisoner, sent to Colditz. After the war had an career as a foreign correspondent, being one the only ones to become friends with Soviet journalists. And so much more. 
Price: 200.00 GBP
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7 Burroughs, (mrs) J. Wallace Reminiscences ( of My Life )
Author ? First Edition Hard Back 
4 3/4" x 6 3/4" Approx. 31pages.undated little book (circa 1905).written aged 78 after being asked by her nieces. Condition is very good, minor staining to endpapers only.. looks like privately printed in a poss very limited number. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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8 Carver, Michael Carver (Field Marshal Lord Carver ) Harding of Petherton : Field Marshal
London Weidenfeld and Nicholson 1978 029777503 First Edition Hard Back Good 14.5 x 22cm Approx signed/dedicated + signed Letter
ix + 245 pages, signed & dedicated on title to Jim Slater? + Double sided signed personal letter to Dear Jim. Red binding Good, Dust Jacket cut and bits glued to inside & various bits of pages from newspapers. Contents good but with a few ink additions including putting complete names to just printed initials, etc. Acknowledged as one of the best 2nd World War biographies & written by a fellow Field Marshal who served with Harding . Contains good detailed information. The authors handwriting in letter is hard to decipher, but is to a friend. Poss another fellow Officer?Obituary from poss The Times with additions by owner including "I was at this stage, his D.A.Q.M.G." 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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9 Chambers, David and Sandford, Christopher Cock-A-Hoop. A sequel to Chanticleer, Pertelote, and Cockalorum, being a bibliography of the Golden Cockerell Press September 1949-December 1961, with a list of Prospectuses 1920-62 and illustrations from the books.
Pinner Private Libraries Assocation, 1976 0900002034 / 9780900002038 First Edition Hard Back Good 16 x 25cm.approx 
126 pages, undated but ISBN 1976 Dust jacket Good / uncliped , tiny top edge nick, Blue cloth binding mint, Contents almost mint, just inside binding signs of glue where a bookplate was. (dates on the front dust-wrapper and title page do not match, poss printers mistake.) 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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10 D'ABLANCOURT, Memoires De Monsieur D'ablancourt, Contenant L'histoire De Portugal Depuis Le Traitedes Pyreenees De 1659 Jufqu'a 1668
Paris 1701 
First Edition. 4 " x 6" Approx. signiture of 1st owner Andrew Fletcher (of Saltoun in Scotland, elected to parliament in 1703 and concentrated with the constitutional issue of the Union with England and is forever known as "THE PATRIOT") on inside rear cover, 382pages, Original leather binding is fair (front detatched) Contents 1st few pages loose and no rear endpaper ,1st few pages loose,title page has minor nicks to edges otherwise contents are good and tight. A RARE CHANCE TO OBTAIN THE SIGNITURE OF THE PATRIOT OF SCOTLAND 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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11 Disbrowe, Charlotte Anne Albinia Disbrowe Old Days in Diplomacy ; Recollections of a Closed Century
London Jarrold & Sons 1903 First Edition Hard Back 13 x 16cm Approx 
327 pages + 1 + 6 pages publishers ads. Binding fair with some rubbing, Contents, Fair with most pages good, some pages with minor marks, marbled end papers, no inscriptions noted, By the eldest daughter of the late Sir Ed. Cromwell Disbrowe, Minister Plenipotentiary & Envoy Extraordinary to the Court of St. Petersburg 1825-27 & at court with other countries. includes some illustrations. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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12 Doddridge, Philip Doddridge, D.D Some Remarkable Passages In The Life of the Hon. Colonel Jas. Gardiner, Who Was Slain at the Battle of Prestonpans, September 21, 1745. With An Appendix, Relating to the Ancient Family of the Monroes of Fowlis.
Edinburgh, London & Glasgow T. Hamilton, R. Ogle, R. Ogle and Aikman, M. Ogle. 1808 First Edition Full-Leather 9 x 14.5cm.approx 
249 pages ( to xiii then start/ page 9 to 249) Full contemporary Leather binding, well rubbed with covers just hanging on. Contents good clean & tight, just the odd minor mark. One owner's name to front endpaper. Postage will be reduced to U.K 2 ... E.U. 3.........rest inc U.S. 5 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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13 Elkin, Susan Elkin Life to the Lees : Biography of Arthur Romney Green
Christchurch Natual Publications 1998 1897887132 / 9781897887134 First Edition Hard Back Good 16 x 24cm Approx 
146 + xiv pages Dust jacket good & uncut ,minor marks black binding Very Good, Contents Mint looks unread, no inscriptions. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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14 Frank, Philipp Frank Einstein: His Life and Times.
London Jonathan Cape 1948 First Edition Hard Back Fair 15 x 23cm Approx 
367 pages, Dust Jacket by F.H. Coventry in fair/Good Condition, trimmed, minor rubbing/edge wear, not price clipped, in clear protected cover. Green cloth hardback binding Fair as has sunning. Contents in Very good condition, no inscriptions etc, just has 1st blank end page removed. With portrait, a 1st hand Biography of Albert Einstein (1879-1955) by his friend Dr. Philipp Frank (1884 -1966), Einstein himself recommended Dr. Frank and he became Einstein's successor at Prague University. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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15 Gorman, Herbert Gorman James Joyce: A Definitive Biography
London John Lane/Bodley Head 1941 Hard Back Very Good 14.5 x 22cm Approx 
vi + 354pages + 8 single sided UN-numbered pages of illustrations ( page ii is also an illustration). Red hardback binding in good condition, spine is lightly sun faded. Contents very good, no inscriptions, just inside front cover printed lable "Ex Libris S.H. Foulks" ( Siegfried Heinrich Foulk (1898-1976), born Siegfried Heinrich Fuchs after escaping Nazi Germany, in London was the founder of Group Analysis, a specific form of group therapy, and the Group Analytic Society, one of many books I collected from his home after his wife passed away, that came direct from the family) . First published in February 1941, this book published March 1941, so 2nd printing of 1st edition. Biography James Joyce 1882-1941. Herbert Gorman previously wrote books on the life of Joyce, James Joyce approved this biography completed in 1939, but died in Zurich on Jan 10th 1941, just before this was published later in Jan 1941, so must be the only biography published after he died that he read and approved. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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16 Hassell , J Memoirs of the Life of the Late George Moorland
London James Cundee 1806 First Edition 23 x 29cm Approx 
Large format, lacks ALL engravings, 204 + vii +title page, ( also lacks pages 193 - 200, part of appendix listing some works only) ..Original Mottled covers detached ,minor rubbing ,spine poor. Contents fair, (good reading & reference copy) most pages very clean & tight , a couple with minor foxing, a few minor tears. .. A good Biography by one of his Artist friends, interestingly lists all his printed works including title, engraver, manner of engraving, size, form, price & orig publisher 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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17 Hayward, Charles F. Women Missionaries (The lives of 12 women inc. Mrs. Johnson of the West Indies, Mrs Margaret Cargill of the Fiji Islands, Miss Wheatley of Cairo, Mrs Ruthquist of Amarwara etc. etc. )
London Collins Clear Type Press Decorative Cloth Hard Back 12.5 x 19cm..approx 
248 pages, Decorative art nouveau embossed binding in good condition, . Contents good clean & tight , to inside cover a 1912 presentation bookplate for a Sunday School. & base of title page with light stamp of A Brown book stores. The lives of 12 women inc. Mrs. Johnson of the West Indies, Mrs Margaret Cargill of the Fiji Islands, Miss Wheatley of Cairo, Mrs Ruthquist of Amarwara etc. etc. 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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18 HENDRICK, Burton J. - of Walter H Page The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page (1855-1918). . ALL 3 volumes.
London William Heinemann 1922 First Edition Hard Back 16 x 24cm Approx 
3 volume set. 436 +11, 437+9 & 440 +8 pages (total 1313 +28 pages). with decorative bookplate of the "Earl of Arran" ( Lt.-Col. Sir Arthur Jocelyn Charles Gore, 6th Earl of Arran of the Arran Islands 1868.-1958) Green buckram bindings with clear gilt titles to spines, in good condition with some minor edge rubbing, Contents very good, vol 3 has minor staining to rear binding .. 1st two volumes published 1922 with pencil inscription dated Christmas 1922...( Volume 3, 1st Edition was published later in 1925, & reason most for sale are only 2 volumes).Mr. Page was the U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain during the First World War 1913-1918. **** Due to weight of 3.3 kilo .over 7lbs..UK only .. or can be seen/collcted at Fairs London, Long Melford & Norwich 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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19 Higham, David Higham Literary Gent ( Uncorrected Proof )
London Johnathan Cape 1978 Uncorrected Proof of 1st Edition Paperback 14 x 21.5cm Approx 
Red paperback in good Condition, some sunning to spine, Contents Very Good, clean & tight. no inscriptions. As a Uncorrected Proof copy, pre publication of First Edition... X + 322 pages (last page miss-numbered as 232 ) . This is the autobiography of the agent for Dylan Thomas, T. H. White, Edith Sitwell, Dorothy L. Sayers,etc. etc. and mentions many other he met, including. Some interesting details about Michael Joseph, Edith Sitwell and others. Not sure if everything went in the published 1st edition. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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20 Hope Costley-White Mary Cole, Countess of Berkeley: A biography ( with author signed letter & pre publication reviews / other publishers rejections.)
London George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd 1961 First Edition Hard Back 14 x 21cm Approx With Signed Letter
224 pages, Red hard back binding good, corner knocks... Contents mostly good & clean. owner name /address to front & loose in envelope to rear with a papers review of book... also a signed letter from author ... also 2 different versions publishers rejection review, poss. from Chatto & Winsor.. (So poss. 1st owner was the author or a very close friend). 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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