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16898    Buchanan, Meriel             Ambassador's Daughter London: Cassell and Company Ltd, 1958 5½” x 8¾”. [xv] + 239pp, frontispiece, illustrations. Original blue cloth gilt in a scuffed and rubbed lamiinated d/j. The covers are rubbed with some  fading around the edges. despite the presence of the dust-jacket, the spine is dull with a little of the gilt blocking rubbed away. The spine ends and  corners are bumped and frayed, with the card exposed on the bottom corners. There is a forward spine lean. There is a bookplate on the front  pastedown of the "St John and Red Cross Hospital Library" and a triangular label on the rear pastedown, stamped "Salisbury General Infirmary Red  Cross and St John Hospital Library". There are no other internal markings and the text is generally clean throughout, though a few pages are slightly  stained. The edge of the text block is dust-stained and lightly foxed and a few corners are creased.                £80.00 Autobiography

16804    Jerrold, Douglas               Georgian Adventure : The Autobiography of Douglas Jerrold          London: The "Right" Book Club, 1938                5¾" x 8¾". 398pp. Cream boards with blue cloth backstrip in a grubby, chipped d/j, covers rubbed and scuffed, edges & end-papers lightly foxed,  otherwise Very Good            £30.00  Autobiography

16879    Lethbridge, Mabel           Fortune Grass    Reprinted 1970 by Cedric Chivers Ltd, Portway, Bath at the request of the Library Association [a reprint of the original 1934 Geoffrey Bles Edition]           4¾” x 7½”. (x) + 238pp, Publisher’s advertisement. Green cloth gilt in a scuffed and chipped d/j, tape residue on front cover and pastedown, Library  stamp on pastedown and "Withdrawn" stamp on front free end-paper, abraded patches on front free end-paper and rear pastedown from removal of  labels, Library stamp on Copyright page, edges dusty otherwise Very Good. Fortune Grass describes the first 27 years of the life of Mabel Lethbridge.   It begins in 1915 when she was sent from Ireland to boarding school in England. Narrowly avoiding being expelled after two terms, she left and  became a probationer nurse in Bradford. Eight months later she returned home, now in Ealing, and set about finding useful war work. Telling her  mother that she had found employment at an aircraft manufacturer, she actually went to work at the National Filling Factory in Hayes, lying about her  age. The book contains vivid descriptions of life in the armaments factory. Only nine days after starting work, there was an explosion.  Many of the  girls Mabel worked with were killed and she lost her leg. The account of the explosion and her recovery in hospital make harrowing reading, but she  never lost her fighting spirit.  As a result, she became the youngest ever recipient of the Medal of the Order of the British Empire. She was too young  to receive a war pension. The rest of the book covers her brief marriage, the birth of her daughter, and her efforts to find employment.  She worked  as a match girl, a clerk in the Ministry of Pensions, and rented seats to crowds queuing outside London theatres. Rare in any Edition.      £95.00  Autobiography

16832    Sherriff, R. C.     No Leading Lady              London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1968 First Edition  5” x 8½”. 352pp, portrait frontis. Rebound in plain red cloth in a scuffed and rubbed laminated d/j, ex-Library with usual stamps, front inner hinge  cracked, fusty, otherwise Good.          £40.00  Autobiography

16930    Young, Geoffrey Winthrop            The Grace of Forgetting London: Country Life Limited, 1953          5½” x 8¾”. 352pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Original red cloth blocked in black, in a torn, scuffed and chipped d/j, edges dusty and top edge lightly  foxed, otherwise Very Good.                £90.00  Autobiography

16052    Agate, James     Ego 8     London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1948 [first published 1947] 6” x 9¼”. 269pp, frontispiece. Original blue cloth gilt in a torn, scuffed and chipped d/j. The covers are rubbed and with an old stain affecting the bottom  edge. The spine ends and corners are bumped. There is a forward spine lean. There is a previous owner's name inscribed (dated 1952). There are no  other internal markings and the text is clean throughout. The paper has tanned with age and the bottom comers are bumped. £20.00  Biography

16755     Anon.    Henry Richard Compton, Lieutenant, Coldstream Guards : A Few Notes Relating to His Short Life & His Death, Collected by a Friend to Whom he was  Devoted    London: Printed for Private Circulation by Hatchards, 1925                5¼” x 7¾”. 52pp, portrait frontispiece. Original blue cloth gilt with Coldstream Guards medallion blocked in silver, gilt and red on front cover. There is  an area of colour loss on the front cover affecting the title. There is a Presentation Inscription on the front free end-paper: "L.  E.  Barrington Ward  from H.  F.  Compton March 1925". There is a small stain on the front pastedown and a corresponding stain on the front free end-paper (please see  the image below). The tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece is stained on the top margin and grubby in the bottom margin. The short text section is  very clean indeed. The edge of the text block is not trimmed and has a ragged edge.                £295.00                Biography

16653     Arnold-Forster, Mary [Mary Lucy Story-Maskelyne]          The Right Honourable Hugh Oakeley Arnold-Forster : A Memoir            London: Edward Arnold, 1910     5½” x 9”. [xv] + 376pp, portrait frontis, illustrations, Publisher’s catalogue. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, spine ends and corners bumped and frayed,         £70.00  Biography

12298    Asquith, Margot [Edited with an Introduction by Mark Bonham Carter]    The Autobiography of Margot Asquith                London: Methuen London Ltd, 1985 [first published in this edition in 1962]            5” x 7¾”. [xxxvii] + 342pp, illustrations. Paperback, covers rubbed, crease in spine otherwise Very Good          £4.00    Biography

15223     Bailey, Cyril        Hugh Percy Allen             London New York Toronto: Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, 1948          5¼” x 8”. [viii] + 170pp, frontispiece, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed, otherwise Very Good.    £15.00  Biography

10005    Balfour, Michael               The Kaiser and his times               London: The Cresset Press, 1964 5¾" x 9". 524pp. Black cloth, cover and lower portion of spine waterstained, front inner hinge weak, no d/j, Good     £15.00  Biography

11100     Beaverbrook, Lord           Men and Power 1917 - 1918           London: Hutchinson, 1956            5½" x 8½". 448pp, ills. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, previous owner's name inscribed, otherwise Very Good £18.00  Biography

12023    Beaverbrook, Lord           Men and Power 1917 - 1918           London: Hutchinson, 1956            5½" x 8½". 448pp, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in a chipped, torn d/j, covers rubbed, edges dusty, one plate standing slightly proud otherwise Very Good/Fair             £18.00  Biography

16299     Bentley, E. C.     Those Days         London: Constable & Co. Ltd, 1940            5½" x 8¾". [xv] + 328pp, portrait frontis. Blue cloth, no d/j, front free end-paper excised, covers rubbed with some colour loss along edges,  previous owner's name inscribed otherwise Good  £20.00  Biography

12202    Birrell, Augustine             Sir Frank Lockwood : A Biographical Sketch         London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1898 [4th impression; 2nd edition]               5½” x 8¼”. 226pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Green cloth gilt, no d/j, covers worn, head and tail of spine frayed, front gutter split along half its length, edges & end-papers foxed otherwise Good                £12.00  Biography

11533     Bitton, Nelson   Griffith John : The Apostle of Central China          London: The National Sunday School Union, n.d.        4¾" x 7½". 157pp. Red cloth in a torn, tatty d/j with some loss, old prize label on front free end-paper, otherwise Very Good/poor            £8.00    Biography

15654     Blake, Robert and Louis, William Roger [Eds]      Churchill : A Major New Assessment of his Life in Peace and War        Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993      6¼" x 9½". 581pp, illustrations. Original cloth gilt in a torn, rubbed, creased d/j, otherwise Very Good               £25.00  Biography

15188    Blanch, Lesley   The Wilder Shores of Love            London: John Murray, 1954         5½” x 8¾”. [ix] + 324pp, illustrations. Original red cloth gilt. The covers are rubbed and somewhat faded; the spine is very faded and there are a few  small marks. The spine ends and corners are bumped. There is a slight spine lean.      £20.00  Biography

10034    Blom, Eric           Some Great Composers  London: Oxford University Press, 1944 [reprinted before publication]                4¾" x 7½". 120pp. Green boards in torn d/j; produced to War Economy Standard. Very Good        £7.00                Biography

14726     Bogarde, Dirk     Snakes and Ladders        London: Chatto & Windus, 1978 6” x 9½”.             £20.00  Biography

11754     Brander, Michael              Soho for the Colonel : On The Trail of Colonel Thornton   London: Douglas Saunders (in association with Macgibbon & Kee), 1961                5½" x 8¾". 215pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Original cloth gilt in a chipped, scuffed d/j, front free end-paper missing, else Very Good/G.        £7.00    Biography

10424    Breakspeare, Eustace J. Mozart  London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1922        5" x 7¼". 300pp, ills. Red cloth, spine dull, coat of arms of Brighton Grammar School embossed in gilt on cover, foxing to edges and end-papers, Good                £12.00  Biography

11513     Briquebec, John                Winston Churchill            London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1972              8" x 8¼". 58pp, illustrations, colour frontis. Pictorial boards (colour photographs of Churchill) which are rubbed and have some small areas of loss from the surface, one scratch on front boards,  internally Very Good.  £7.00    Biography

15241     Carter, William C.             Marcel Proust : A Life     New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000 6¼" x 9½". [xiv] + 946pp, illustrations. Cream boards quarter-bound in black cloth, in d/j, Fine          £30.00  Biography

11850    Cecil, Henry       Settled Out of Court and Alibi for a Judge              London: The Companion Book Club, 1960                5" x 7½". 336pp. Red cloth gilt in a chipped, torn d/j which is faded on the spine, otherwise Very Good/G- £5.00                Biography

12122     Cecil, Hugh & Mirabel    Imperial Marriage : An Edwardian War and Peace              London: John Murray, 2002                6¼" x 9½". [xiii] + 366pp, portrait frontis, illustrations, maps. Black cloth in d/j, As New. Originally published at £25. Certain lives epitomize an age, its glamour, its successes, and its broken dreams. Such  were the lives of Lord Edward Cecil, his wife Violet, and Alfred Milner with whom she fell in love. The adventurous Guards officer Edward Cecil married Violet Maxse in 1894, as Britain reached its imperial  zenith. During the Boer War, as Chief Staff Officer to Baden-Powell, he was besieged at Mafeking, while in Cape Town Violet, young, attractive and enterprising, fell in love with Alfred Milner, the High  Commissioner responsible for British policy. Her love for him dominated the rest of her life. This book is also a picture of the British aristocratic world during its last period of real influence. As Foreign  Secretary and Prime Minister, Lord Edward's father, the Marquess of Salisbury, was Britain's leading statesman. His Jacobean palace, Hatfield, was a political powerhouse. Violet's father, Frederick Maxse was  an unorthodox war hero and landed gentleman. His artistic and political friends, such as the statesman Georges Clemenceau, influenced her profoundly. Alfred Milner, a brilliant scholarship boy, rose to  control the destinies of the nation alongside Lloyd George during World War I - a war bringing terrible personal tragedy to Violet and Edward. Edward spent his later life administering the finances of Egypt.  After his death in 1918, Alfred and Violet were married for four brief, happy years.                £18.00  Biography

17015     Charteris, Brigadier-General John             Field-Marshal Earl Haig London: Cassell and Company Ltd, 1929 6¼" x 9½". [xv] + 400pp, portrait frontis, illustrations, maps as end-papers. Red cloth gilt, no d/j, spine faded, edges lightly foxed otherwise Very  Good.         £30.00  Biography

10547    Chichester, Francis          The Lonely Sea and the Sky          London: Readers Union, 1965      5½" x 8½". 352pp, ills. Blue cloth, no d/j, covers rubbed, else Very Good        £4.00    Biography

12073    Churchill, The Rt. Hon. Winston S.            Thoughts and Adventures             London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, September 1933 [1st Keystone Library edition; first published November 1932]    5½" x 8¾". 320pp, portrait frontis. Blind-stamped green cloth, no d/j, covers rubbed, head of spine snagged, corners bumped, front lower corner frayed  (exposing card), end-papers foxed, front free end-paper excised, edges dusty otherwise Good            £10.00                Biography

14340    Clarke, The Rt. Hon. Sir Edward The Story of My Life        London: John Murray, 1919 [2nd imp.; first published 1918]     5½" x 8¾". [viii] + 439pp, portrait frontis. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed, spine faded, end-papers discoloured, frontispiece heavily foxed, otherwise Very Good         £40.00  Biography

10534    Clarke, Tom        My Northcliffe Diary       London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1931             5½" x 8¾". 304pp, ills. Black cloth, gilt lettering, no d/j, white mark on cover, foxings to edges and eps. Good     £6.00    Biography

11731     Clifford, Colin    The Asquiths      London: John Murray, 2002        6¼" x 9½". 528pp, illustrations. Red cloth gilt in a scuffed d/j, otherwise Fine/Very Good.           £19.00  Biography

12117     Crossman, Richard          The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister : Volume One : Minister of Housing 1964-66                London: Hamish Hamilton and Jonathan Cape, 1976 [2nd imp.]  6¼" x 9½". 688pp, illustrations. Green cloth gilt in a scuffed and chipped, price-clipped d/j otherwise Very Good            £8.00    Biography

16791     Culme-Seymour, Angela Bolter's Grand-Daughter               Writersworld Ltd: Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1JX, 2002 [First published by Bird Island Press, 23 Oakthorpe Road, Oxford, OX2 7BD]              6” x 9”. The autobiography of Angela Culme-Seymour, grand-daughter of Trix Ruthven - a noted British High Society beauty who famously deserted  her first and second husband and children and became known in those circles as 'The Bolter'. Angela Culme-Seymour's own life of privilege included  various travels abroad, four husbands, many lovers and turbulent times between both easy wealth and her more usual precarious financial existence.  This story covers a lot of ground from a conventional English education to a season as a debutante of the 30's, part of the War spent if the WAAFs,  travels in Europe and Turkey. She now lives in Scotland close to where her last husband taught and is buried.              £70.00  Biography

15035    Dallek, Robert   John F. Kennedy : An Unfinished Life 1917-1963  London: Allen Lane, Penguin Books, 2003                6¼" x 9½". [x] +838pp, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in a torn d/j otherwise Very Good.    £20.00  Biography

10098    Darwin, Bernard               W. G. Grace         London: Duckworth, 1934 [1st]   4,75" x 7½". 139pp. Red cloth with some marks, gilt lettering, fep missing, no d/j o/w Very Good        £16.00  Biography

14067    Dorthy L. Sayers : The Life of a Courageous Woman [With a Preface by Anthony Fleming and a Foreword by P.D.James]         Brabazon, James              London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1981 [2nd imp.]       6” x 9¼”. [xviii] + 308pp, illustrations. Brown cloth gilt in a rubbed and creased d/j, covers heavily rubbed along the edges, ex-Library with label on front pastedown, slight spine lean,  otherwise Good.    £5.00    Biography

15412     Ebury, Sue          Weary : The Life of Sir Edward Dunlop   Ringwood, Victoria: Viking/Penguin Books Australia, 1994       6¾" x 10". 709pp, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in lightly creased  and scuffed d/j, otherwise Near Fine                £25.00  Biography

12326     Edwardes, Michael [Introduction by John Terraine]          Clive : The Heaven-Born General               London: Hart Davis, McGibbon Limited (Granada Publishing Limited), 1977      6¼” x 9½”. [ix] + 211pp, maps, illustrations. Original boards in a rubbed d/j. The d/j has been laminated and this is lifting in places, otherwise Very Good.           £10.00                Biography

10071    Eley, Geoffrey    And Here is Mr Streeter London: Crosby Lockwood & Son Ltd, 1950           5½" x 8½". 179pp, 11 ills. Red cloth, no d/j, edge of pages mildly discoloured, Very Good              £8.00    Biography

10242    Erickson, Carolly              The First Elizabeth          London: Macmillan, 1983              6¼" x 9½". 447pp. Brown cloth in d/j, Fine. An acclaimed biography of Queen Elizabeth I. In this remarkable biography, Carolly Erickson brings Elizabeth I to life and allows  us to see her as a living, breathing, elegant, flirtatious, diplomatic, violent, arrogant, and outrageous woman who commands our attention, fascination, and awe. With the  special skill for which she is acclaimed, Carolly Erickson electrifies the senses as she evokes with total fidelity the brilliant colors of Elizabethan clothing and jewelry, the  texture of tapestries, and even the close, perfumed air of castle rooms. Erickson demonstrates her extraordinary ability to discern and bring to life psychological and physical  reality." David Herlihy, Charles Lea Professor of History, Harvard University when reviewing the book stated that "Carolly Erickson is a great interpreter of history. She writes  political history, but imbeds it into social, and even more, humane history. She's likely to be the Barbara Tuchman of her generation."      £22.00  Biography

16933     Ewing, A. W.      The Man of Room 40 : The Life of Sir Alfred Ewing            London: Hutchinson & Co. Ltd   5½" x 8¾". 295pp, portrait frontis, b&w plates, publisher's catalogue. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed, otherwise Good Plus       £95.00  Biography

10863    Fishman, Jack [with a foreword by Eleanor Roosevelt]     My Darling Clementine : The Story of Lady Churchill                London: W. H. Allen, 1963            5½" x 8¾". 417pp, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in chipped, torn d/j, previous owner's name inscribed, edges dusty, else G+/G- £5.00    Biography

14367     Fraser, David     Frederick the Great : King of Prussia        London: Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 2000      6¼" x 9½". [xv] + 704pp, maps, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine         £20.00  Biography

15034    Freedman, Lawrence      Kennedy's Wars : Berlin, Cuba, Laos and Vietnam              New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000   6¼" x 9½". [xx] + 528pp. White boards in d/j, As New    £20.00  Biography

10095    George, David Lloyd        War Memoirs of David Lloyd George [vol. II only]              London: Odhams Press, nd                5½" x 8½". 1,019pp, ills. Blue cloth, spine faded, front inner hinge cracked, previous owner's bookplate, G                £4.00    Biography

13728    Gilbert, Martin  Winston S. Churchill : Volume IV : 1917 - 1922      London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1975   6¼" x 9¼". 967pp, illustrations. Red cloth gilt in a scuffed and chipped d/j, edges dusty, otherwise Very Good. Please note, as this is a heavy book postage  will be commensurate.     £50.00  Biography

14570    Gilbert, Martin  Winston S. Churchill : Volume V : 1922 - 1939       London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1976   6¼" x 9¼". [xxvii] + 1,167pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Red cloth gilt in a scuffed and chipped d/j, the red stain to the top edge has faded, otherwise Very Good. This is the rarest of  the massive 8-part biography of Winston Churchill, which was commenced by his son, Randolph in the 1960s, and completed, after Randolph's death, by his former research assistant,  Martin Gilbert. Volume V, dealing with the inter-war years, 1922 to 1939, had the smallest print run and is now increasingly hard to find, making it difficult to complete a full set. Please  note, as this is a heavy book postage will be commensurate.           £75.00  Biography

16729     Glenconner, Pamela [Grey, Pamela, 1871-1928]   Edward Wyndham Tennant : 4th Grenadier Guards : A Memoir by his Mother Pamela Glenconner            London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1920 Third Impression      5½” x 8¾”. [xi] + 334pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed, end-papers heavily foxed, edge of text block foxed, slight  spine lean otherwise Very Good.              £50.00  Biography

11748     Golding, Louis   Day of Atonement            Wineham, Sussex: Poynings Press Limited, 1945 5" x 7½". 262pp. Original boards in a chipped, torn d/j, else Very Good/G. £6.00    Biography

14563     Goodman, Anthony and Gillespie, James L. [Eds]               Richard II : The Art of Kingship Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999          5½" x 8¾". [xii] + 299pp. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, As New. Richard II (1377-1399) was deposed and probably murdered at the end of a dramatic Kingship  characterized by the struggle between Royal Authority and the power of the great magnates of the land. Richard faced down the leaders of the Peasant  Revolt of 1381 when aged only 14 but found the magnates much harder to vanquish. 1399 saw the nadir of his Royal power in the Merciless Parliament.  This attempt to oust power from the king seems to have spurred Richard into recovering the royal prerogative but the King went so far beyond 'good  governance' that his final two years in power became known as the 'tyranny'. The record of his reign was muddied by hostile chroniclers such as  Walsingham and the anonymous monk of Evesham, and these distortions went on to be propagated by Shakespeare, leading Henry Hallam to write, in  1818, that 'the reign of Richard II is, in a constitutional light, the most interesting part of our earlier history; and it has been the most imperfectly written.'               £20.00  Biography

12336     Gore, John          Edwardian Scrapbook     London: Evans Brothers Limited, 1951    5½" x 8¾". [xvi] + 148pp, illustrations. Red cloth, no d/j, covers scuffed, rubbed and dull, offsetting to end-papers otherwise Very Good                £10.00  Biography

16011     Gourlay, A. B. and Gibbs, D. F.    Chief : A Biography of Alexander Ross Wallace, 1891 - 1982            Dorset: Published by The Appeal Office, Sherborne School, 1983  5½” x 8¾”. [xi] + 90pp, colour portrait frontis, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, Near Fine.               £25.00  Biography

15384    Grenfell, Wilfred Thomason         A Labrador Doctor : The Autobiography of Wilfred Thomason Grenfell M.D. (OXON.), C.M.G.              London: Hodder & Stoughton     5½” x 9”. [ix] + 307pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Red cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed and stained, edge of text block foxed otherwise Very Good.          £20.00  Biography

15506    Grigg, John         Lloyd George : The People's Champion, 1902-1911              London: Eyre Methuen, 1978      6¼" x 9½". 391pp, portrait frontis, b&w plates. Black cloth gilt in a creased d/j, edges lightly foxed otherwise Very Good.                £20.00  Biography

11352     Hammerton, J. A.             Books and Myself : Memoirs of an Editor                London: Macdonald & Co. Ltd, 1944                5½" x 8¾". 343pp, frontis, ills. Black cloth gilt, no d/j, front inner hinge cracked, exposing mull, covers marked and rubbed, fair.               £4.00    Biography

10348    Hanson, Lawrence and Elisabeth              Portrait of Vincent : A Van Gogh Biography           London: Chatto & Windus, 1955 [1st]           5½" x 8¾". 309pp, ills. Green cloth, no d/j, slightly cocked, spine rubbed, else Very Good £6.00                Biography

10640    Hanson, Lawrence and Elisabeth              Portrait of Vincent : A Van Gogh Biography           London: Chatto & Windus with Secker & Warburg and The Book Society, 1955           5½" x 8¾". 309pp, ills. Green cloth in rubbed, chipped d/j, else Very Good+/G  £7.00    Biography

11177     Harrer, Heinrich [with an introduction by Peter Fleming]               Seven Years in Tibet        London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1953 [3rd impression]       5½" x 8¾". 288pp, colour frontis, illustrations, map. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, edges dusty, frontispiece detached but present, a few pages creased, otherwise Good.      £4.00    Biography

10060    Havilland, Sir Geoffrey de             Sky Fever : the Autobiography of Sir Geoffrey de Havilland            London: Hamish Hamilton, 1961 [second impression]        5½" x 8¾". 240pp, ills. Red cloth, no d/j, top portion of boards badly faded, contents Very Good            £14.00  Biography

14361     Heffer, Simon    Vaughan Williams           London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2000                5¼" x 8". 152pp. Black cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine          £15.00  Biography

11198     Hendrick, Burton             The Life and Letters of Walter Page [Volume I only]           London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1923              6¼" x 9½". 436pp, portrait frontis with tissue guard, b&w plates. Green cloth gilt, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed, spine slightly cocked, previous owner's name inscribed, else Very Good. Volume I  only, covering the years 1855 to 1915.    £12.00  Biography

10585    Hibbert, Christopher      George III : A Personal History   London: Viking, 1998      6¼" x 9½". 464pp, ills. Black cloth in d/j, as NEW        £15.00  Biography

14370    Hoover, Herbert               The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover : The Great Depression 1929 - 1941           London: Hollis and Carter, 1953   5½" x 8¾". 503pp, portrait frontis, b&w plates. Blue cloth gilt in a torn, tatty d/j, front cover bowed, edges lightly foxed, otherwise Good           £40.00  Biography

14979     Housman, Laurence        The Unexpected Years   London: Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, Second Impression, February 1937 [First Published, January 1937]            5¼” x 8”. 392pp, portrait frontis. Original blue cloth gilt. The covers are lightly rubbed, but still fresh and bright. The spine ends and corners are  bumped. There are a few minor pencilled markings in the margins but, overall, the text is very clean throughout. There is some play in the inner  hinges. £20.00  Biography

11487     Hyde, H. Montgomery    Norman Birkett : The Life of Lord Birkett of Ulverston     London: The Reprint Society, 1965       5½" x 8¾". 638pp, illustrations. Grey cloth in a torn and tatty d/j, previous owner's name inscribed, otherwise Very Good/Fair £4.00    Biography

15603    Idriess, Ion L. [With Forewords by Sir Sidney Kidman and Ronald G. Macintyre, C.M.G., O.B.E., D.D.]       Flynn of the Inland      Sydney: Australia Angus & Robertson Limited, 89 Castlereagh Street, 1934 Twelfth Edition              4¾” x 7½”. [xii] + 306pp + short Publisher’s catalogue, illustrations. Original cloth blocked in black. The covers are marked and rubbed, with the spine gutters being particularly rubbed and the rear spine gutter starting to fray. The spine ends and corners are bumped. There is a slight forward spine lean. There is a previous owner's name inscribed in pencil on the reverse of the frontispiece, dated "Xmas 1934". There are no other internal markings and the text is clean throughout. The paper has tanned with age. Some of the internal gatherings have cracked. The illustrations have acquired a yellowish tinge.           £25.00  Biography

12197     Jacobs, George and Stadiem, William      Mr. S : The Last Word on Frank Sinatra  London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 2003    6¼” x 9½”. 261pp, illustrations. White cloth in a rubbed d/j otherwise Near Fine £12.00  Biography

16618     Jagger, Peter J. [Ed.]      Gladstone, Politics and Religion : A Collection of Founder’s Day Lectures Delivered at St Deiniols’ Library, Hawarden, 1967-83 London and Basingstoke: The Macmillan Press Ltd, 1985 5½” x 8¾”. [xxiv] + 183pp. Original brown cloth gilt in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine £20.00  Biography

15714     Jones, Nigel        Rupert Brooke : Life, Death & Myth          London: Richard Cohen Books, 1999         6" x 9½". [xvii] + 462pp, illustrations. Blue cloth in d/j, As New Rupert Brooke, isn't it a romantic name?" wrote Lytton Strachey to Virginia Woolf,  after first meeting the man who became the "star" of an exceptionally brilliant generation. But behind the facade of the stunning looks and the  golden-boy image a very different Brooke was concealed that was far from romantic - and is now revealed in this utterly candid biography. After  cutting a swathe through his contemporaries at Rugby and Cambridge, Brooke became the central figure in two distinct coteries - the homosexual  Cambridge secret society "the Apostles" and the "Neo-Pagans", a group of free-thinking young people sworn to a carefree outdoor life of gypsy  camps, nude swimming and the great outdoors. This compartmentalism was typical of Brooke - addicted to secrecy, he was loved by both men  and women, and was himself highly sexually ambivalent. His boyish charm bowled over (almost) all those who met him - including the  contemporary great and good like Asquith, Churchill, H.G. Wells and Henry James. But the surface self-confidence and the effortless literary and  social success hid a darker Brooke - revealed in this book. At the height of his promise, a seemingly trivial setback in love propelled Brooke into a  complete mental and physical collapse.      £25.00  Biography

11120     Klemperer, Victor [abridged and translated by Martin Chalmers] I Shall Bear Witness : The Diaries of Victor Klemperer 1933-41           London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1998 6¼" x 9½". 500pp, maps. Light grey boards in d/j, Fine.      £15.00  Biography

11794     Lacey, Robert     Majesty : Elizabeth II and the House of Windsor  London: Hutchinson, 1977 [4th imp.]      6¼" x 9½". 382pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in a creased, chipped, price-clipped d/j, otherwise Very Good+/G             £6.00                Biography

14740    Leaming, Barbara            If This Was Happiness : A Biography of Rita Hayworth     London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1989   6¼" x 9½". [viii] + 312pp, illustrations. Brown cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j otherwise Near Fine                £20.00  Biography

16989    Leask, G. A.         Sir William Robertson    London: Cassell and Company, Ltd, 1917 4¼” x 7¼”. 150pp, portrait frontis. Green cloth blocked in black, no d/j, covers rubbed and very faded, slight insect damage to end-papers, edges  lightly foxed otherwise Good.       £30.00  Biography

14311     Lee, David C. J. Ernest Renan : In the Shadow of Faith     London: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd, 1996           6¼" x 9½". [viii] + 328pp. Red cloth gilt in d/j, As New             £15.00  Biography

10413     Lindsay, Philip  An Artist in Love               London: Hutchinson, 1954 [1st] 5¼" x 7½". 280pp. Original cloth, no d/j, previous owner's name inscribed, Very Good+              £10.00  Biography

10904    Livingstone, W. P.            Mary Slessor of Calabar : Pioneer Missionary        London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1916 [7th ed.]               5½" x 8¾". 347pp, b&w plates, portrait frontis. Grey cloth, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed, head of spine nicked, end-papers foxed, G             £3.00    Biography

16359     Llewellyn, William Harold            Pigs and Wings and Other Things              Alberbury, Shropshire: W. H. Llewellyn (published by the Author), 1989             5¾” x 8½”. 224pp, maps, illustrations. Original grey cloth gilt in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, otherwise Very Good. The Author has signed this copy "With best  wishes" (dated 28.9.91) on the front free end-paper.               £50.00  Biography

10011     Longford, Elizabeth        Elizabeth R         London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1983 6½" x 9½". 389pp, ills. Green cloth in chipped d/j, Very Good   £6.00    Biography

16556     Mackenzie, Compton      Aegean Memories            London: Chatto & Windus, 1940 5" x 8". 419pp. Original cloth, no d/j, Very Good.            £70.00  Biography

11699     Marchant, Sir James [ed.]             Winston Spencer Churchill : Servant of Crown and Commonwealth : A Tribute by Various Hands Presented to Him on his Eightieth Birthday      London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1954        5½" x 8½". 172pp, portrait frontis. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, edges foxed, spine dull, presentation inscription, otherwise Very Good      £6.00    Biography

14158     Matthew, H. C. G.             Gladstone, 1875-1898     Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995    6¼" x 9¼". [xi] + 421pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, As New              £30.00  Biography

11073     McCullough, Colleen       The Courage and the Will : The Life of Roden Cutler, V.C.                London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1999 [first published by Random House, Australia, 1998]    6¼" x 9½". 418pp, ills, maps. Red cloth gilt in d/j, as new.         £18.00  Biography

14004    McDonough, Jimmy       Shakey : Neil Young's Biography London: Jonathan Cape, 2002     6¼" x 9½". [xii] + 786pp, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in a scuffed d/j, otherwise Near Fine  £18.00  Biography

15007    McKenzie, Steven L.        King David : A Biography              New York: Oxford University Press, 2000               6¼" x 9½". [xiv] + 232pp, maps, illustrations. Grey boards in d/j, As New         £15.00  Biography

10205    Meissner, Hans-Otto      The Man With Three Faces           London: Evans Brothers, 1955     5½" x 8½". 192pp, 15 ills. Blue cloth, no d/j, Very Good. The story of the remarkable Soviet agent, Richard Sorge.              £14.00  Biography

16471     Midgley, Mary   The Owl of Minerva : A Memoir  London: Routledge, 2005              6” x 9½”. [xii] + 220pp, illustrations. Black cloth blocked in silver in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, otherwise Very Good.             £20.00  Biography

10809    Minney, R. J.      Viscount Southwood       London: Odhams Press Limited, 1954      6½" x 9¾". 384pp, ills. Red cloth in chipped, discoloured d/j, presentation label on fep, edges lightly foxed, else Very Good/G+               £12.00                Biography

11745     Morella, Joe and Epstein, Edward Z.        Brando : The Unauthorized Biography    London: Thomas Nelson and Sons Limited, 1973           6¼" x 9½". 248pp, illustrations. Black cloth in a rubbed, creased d/j, front free end-paper missing, else G/G.            £4.00    Biography

15999     Muir, Edwin       An Autobiography           London: The Hogarth Press, 1954              5½” x 8¾”. 288pp, illustrations. Red cloth gilt in a scuffed and chipped d/j, otherwise Very Good.        £30.00  Biography

11294     Munthe, Axel     The Story of San Michele               London: John Murray, 1933 [44th imp.] 5¼" x 8". 519pp, portrait frontis. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers stained, edges foxed, spine faded, a reading copy.      £2.00    Biography

11298     Owen, Frank       Tempestuous Journey : Lloyd George His Life and Times London: Hutchinson, 1954            6" x 9". 784pp, 41 ills. Blue cloth, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed, corners bumped, else G+. £15.00  Biography

14593     Philby, Kim         My Silent War    London: Macgibbon & Kee, 1968 [3rd imp.]          5½" x 8¾". [xxv] + 164pp. Black cloth gilt, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed, page edges stained, a reading copy only              £5.00    Biography

14890    Phillips, Claude Sir Joshua Reynolds        London: Seeley And Co. Limited Essex Street, Strand, 1894            5½” x 8¼”. [xi] +415pp, frontispiece, illustrations. Original blue cloth gilt. The covers are rubbed, particularly around the edges. There is a prominent tear  at the head of the spine which extends down for about half an inch and then across for a quarter of an inch. The spine is also a little dull. The spine ends  and corners are bumped and frayed. A previous owner's bookplate has been crudely removed form the front free end-paper leaving a noticeable residue  including parts of the bookplate itself. Another previous owner has inscribed his name in ballpoint pen on the front free end-paper and Title-Page.          £20.00  Biography

11537     Pollock, John     A Foreign Devil in China : The Story of Dr L. Nelson Bell London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 1972     5½" x 8¾". 224pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in a chipped, torn d/j, remains of old sticker on front free end-paper, otherwise Very Good/G- £6.00    Biography

10748    Powell, Colin [with Joseph E. Persico]      A Soldier's Way : An Autobiography         London: Hutchinson, 1995                6¼" x 9½". 643pp, ills. Black cloth gilt in scuffed d/j, Very Good+/Very Good        £9.00    Biography

15003    Preston, Paul      Franco : A Biography      London: HarperCollins Publishers, 1993 6¼” x 9½”. [xxi] + 1,002pp, maps, illustrations. Black cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed, small indentation on front boards otherwise Very Good                £20.00  Biography

14101     Quincey, Thomas de        The Opium Eater [Confessions of an Opium Eater]             London: Ward, Lock & Co., 1910       4½" x 6¾". [xxvii] + 320pp. Blind-stamped green cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed otherwise Very Good                £15.00  Biography

10398    Rewald, John [ed.] [translated from the French by Marguerite Kay]            Paul Cezanne Letters      London: Bruno Cassirer, 1941        5½" x 8¾". 308pp, ills. Brown cloth which has bubbled in places, particularly on the front cover. The front inner hinge is exposed at the top and one plate is detached but present. Previous owners'  names inked in on eps. The remainder of the contents are clean and bright. G   £15.00  Biography

14929     Ridge, Martin     Ignatius Donnelly : Portrait of a Politician              St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1991       6" x 9¼". [xviii] + 428pp. Softback, As New          £15.00  Biography

11766     Rimington, Stella             Open Secret : The Autobiography of the Former Director-General of M.I.5                London: Hutchinson, 2001           6¼" x 9½". 296pp, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in a rubbed, creased d/j, otherwise Fine/Very Good.           £15.00  Biography

15046    Roberts, Andrew               The Holy Fox: a Life of Lord Halifax         London: Papermac (Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd), 1992 [first published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1991]        5½” x 8½”. [xi] + 348pp, illustrations. Paperback, Near Fine            £15.00  Biography

11014     Ross, Stewart [foreword by Jan Morris]   Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman : the life and times of an Officer and a Gentleman          Cambridge: Baily's, 1998               6¾" x 9¾". 288pp, ills. Blue cloth in slightly marked d/j, else Near Fine. Bridgeman [1848-1929] was First Sea Lord during Churchill's first  tenure at the Admiralty. £22.00  Biography

10641     Rowse, A. L.        Matthew Arnold : Poet and Prophet          London: Thames and Hudson, 1976          6¼" x 9½". 208pp, 24 ills. Original cloth, gilt, in slightly rubbed d/j, previous owner's name inscribed, else Very Good+/Very Good                £9.00    Biography

13792     Russell, Francis President Harding : His Life and Times : 1865-1923            London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1969                6" x 9½". [xii] + 691pp, portrait frontis. Blue cloth, no d/j, covers rubbed, edges and Contents page grubby, ex-British Library with one stamp on  title page and shelf number in white ink on backstrip, otherwise Good   £20.00                Biography

15728    Rutherford, William G.   The Story of Garfield : Farm-Boy, Soldier, and President London: The Sunday School Union, 57 and 59 Ludgate Hill, n.d. [c1895]           4¾” x 7½”. 143pp, frontispiece, illustrations. Original pictorial cloth. The covers are very marked and heavily rubbed with noticeable variation in colour.  The spine has darkened with age. The spine ends and corners are bumped and frayed. There is an old Prize Label on the front pastedown dated 1899 and  a small Bookseller's label. The inner hinge is cracked at pages 49 and 81. The paper has tanned with age and some pages have grubby marks. There is a  crease and a small tear in the outer edge of the frontispiece and the first few pages                £8.00    Biography

14462     Saul, Nigel           Richard II            New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997  6¼" x 9½". [xiv] + 514pp, illustrations. Red cloth gilt in d/j, As New               £20.00  Biography

10485    Sawyer, Roger [ed]          Roger Casement's Diaries, 1910 : the Black and the White                London: Pimlico, 1997       6" x 9¼". 274pp. Softback, as new             £8.00    Biography

16662     Sayle, Charles [Edited by]             Archibald Don : A Memoir            London: John Murray, 1918 First Edition                5¼” x 9”. [ix] + 206pp. frontis. (water-colour sketch by the subject), 8 plates (including portraits), map of Salonika. Blind-stamped blue cloth gilt, no d/j,  front cover scored and damaged, cuttings tipped in to front pastedown, edges heavily foxed and dusty, tissue guards have caused browning to pages  opposite, otherwise Good.      £125.00                Biography

10555    Sergeant, Philip W.          The Empress Josephine : Napoleon's Enchantress              London: Hutchinson & Co., n.d.        4¼" x 7". 380pp, frontis. Red cloth, no d/j, spine dull, a little shaken, contents clean, G+   £4.00    Biography

10580    Sidey, Hugh        John F. Kennedy : Portrait of a President               London: Andre Deutsch, 1965 [5th imp.] 5½" x 9½". 434pp, ills. Black cloth in slightly grubby d/j, else Very Good+/Very Good £9.00    Biography

16685    Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah       Fuad : King of Egypt       London: Herbert Jenkins Limited             5½” x 8¾”. 317pp, portrait frontispiece, illustrations. Original cloth blocked in black. There are a number of old stains on the front cover and some slight damage amounting to about five pin-head-sized  holes in the cloth in the top right section. The rear cover is also slightly marked but in better condition overall. The spine has darkened with age and there is noticeable variation in colour. The spine ends  and corners are bumped and slightly frayed. The inner hinges are tender and there is some separation between the inner gatherings. There is a small mark on the front pastedown. The end-papers and  preliminaries are foxed (including the Title-Page and portrait frontispiece, which is heavily foxed) as are those pages opposite or adjacent to the photographic illustrations. The illustrations have acquired  a distinct yellowish tinge. The text is clean throughout. The edge of the text block is dust-stained and lightly foxed.           £125.00                Biography

10144     Sitwell, Osbert   Great Morning : being the third volume of "Left Hand, Right Hand!" [Autobiography]                London: The Reprint Society, 1949            5" x 7¼". 324pp, 15 ills. Grey cloth, no d/j, spine rubbed, o/w Very Good     £3.00    Biography

11546     Sitwell, Osbert   Laughter in the Next Room [being the fourth volume of "Left Hand, Right Hand!"]                London: The Reprint Society, 1950            5" x 7½". 374pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Original cloth, no d/j, near fine.             £6.00    Biography

13966     Smith, George Barnett   The Life of the Right Honourable William Ewart Gladstone            "London: Ward, Lock, and Co. Limited, n.d. [c. 1905]     "              5½" x 8½". [viii] + 650pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Red cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed and soiled, end-papers discoloured, old Prize Label on front  pastedown, otherwise Very Good                £15.00  Biography

10814    Smith, Sally Bedell          Reflected Glory : The Life of Pamela Churchill Harriman New York: Touchstone [Simon & Schuster Inc.], 1997      6" x 9¼". 576pp, ills. Large format Softback, covers scuffed, else Very Good             £6.00                Biography

10401    Smuts, J. C.         Jan Christian Smuts        London: Cassell, 1952 [1st]           5½" x 8½". 568pp, 23 ills, 5 maps. Red cloth, no d/j, top & bottom of spine bumped, else Very Good+              £6.00    Biography

11191      Smuts, J. C.         Jan Christian Smuts        London: Cassell, 1952 [1st]           5½" x 8½". 568pp, 23 ills, 5 maps. Red cloth in chipped, torn d/j, front cover bowed, else G/G             £8.00    Biography

10411     Soames, Mary    Clementine Churchill      London: Cassell, 1979     6¼" x 9¼". 556pp, ills. Black cloth in very faded price-clipped d/j, previous owner's inscription, G+/Poor      £4.00    Biography

10677    Sorensen, Theodore C.    Kennedy              London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1965          6½" x 9½". 783pp, frontis. Red cloth gilt in chipped, torn d/j with some loss. Very Good/Fair                £5.00    Biography

16216     Soutar, Andrew My Sporting Life               London: Hutchinson & Co. Ltd, 1934        5½” x 8¾”. 249pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Brown cloth blocked in black, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed with irregular fading, otherwise Very  Good.         £15.00  Biography

11620     Streeton, Richard [with a Foreword by John Arlott]           P. G. H. Fender : A Biography     London: Faber and Faber, 1981         5½" x 8¾". 194pp, illustrations. Brown cloth gilt in a chipped, rubbed d/j, otherwise Very Good.   £9.00                Biography

11976     Summers, Anthony          The Arrogance of Power : The Secret World of Richard Nixon        New York: Viking, 2000      6¼" x 9½". [xv] + 640pp, illustrations. Black boards in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine                £18.00                Biography

15319     Tallents, Sir Stephen       Man and Boy      London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1943  5½" x 8¾". 431pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Original cloth gilt, covers marked and very rubbed, with some colour loss, front inner hinge cracked,  shaken, a reading copy £25.00  Biography

12176     Taylor, S. J.         The Great Outsiders : Northcliffe, Rothermere and The Daily Mail               London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1996           6¼” x 9½”. [xiii] + 377pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine            £18.00  Biography

16631     Taylor, William [M.A.] and Diack, Peter [M.A.]    Student and Sniper Sergeant : A Memoir of J. K. Forbes, MA, 4th Gordon Highlanders, Who Died for his Country, 25 September 1915    London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1916 First Edition 4¾” x 7½”. [viii] + 182pp, portrait frontis. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed with noticeable variation in colour, spine dull, previous owner's name  inscribed in ink on front free end-paper, edges foxed, otherwise Very Good. Aberdeen Univ. Coy., 4th Gordons, Western Front 1915, incl. extracts  from his letters & diary until KiA at Loos.                £95.00  Biography

10754    Thomas, Sir Miles            Out On A Wing : an Autobiography          London: Michael Joseph, 1964    5½" x 8¾". 406pp, ills. Black cloth gilt in chipped, price-clipped d/j, previous owner's name inscribed, else Very Good/Very Good                £6.00    Biography

12049    Thompson, J. Lee             Northcliffe : Press Baron in Politics 1865 - 1922    London: John Murray, 2000        6¼" x 9¼". [xv] + 462pp, illustrations, map. Red cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine              £20.00  Biography

14376     Tinniswood, Adrian         His Invention So Fertile : A Life of Christopher Wren        London: Jonathan Cape, 2001                6¼" x 9½". 463pp, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in d/j, NEW         £20.00  Biography

16752     Walker, Sir Charles (K.C.B.) [Late Deputy Secretary of the Admiralty]        Thirty-Six Years at the Admiralty                London: Lincoln Williams Ltd, 1933          5” x 7½”. 218pp. Black cloth, no d/j, spine dull, end-papers lightly foxed, covers bowed otherwise Very Good. Uncommon.   £60.00  Biography

14523     Watson, Angus  My Life : An Autobiography         London: Ivor Nicholson & Watson Limited, 1937 5½” x 9”. [xi] + 356pp, illustrations. Red cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed, spine faded, edges lightly foxed, otherwise Very Good. Signed by Author. In this fascinating work of autobiography,  Angus Watson tells in his own words, his remarkable story as a 'self made' business man. He was also strongly religious, he was for a while Chairman of the 'Congregational Union,' and  President of the temperance 'Band of Hope'. While Watsons' life is obviously unique. He is also typical of a certain kind of late 19th century northern capitalist of his time.   £20.00  Biography

11610     Weigall, Arthur Nero : Emperor of Rome               London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd, 1930               5¾" x 9". 320pp, portrait frontis, b&w plates. Original cloth, no d/j, head of spine frayed, covers stained and rubbed, edge of p15 removed [text unaffected], edges dusty, shaken, a reading copy  only.         £7.00    Biography

11715     White, Myrtle Rose          No Roads Go By Adelaide: Rigby Limited, 1962 [first published 1932]         5½" x 8½". 196pp, illustrations. Brown cloth gilt in a chipped, torn d/j, front free end-paper removed, otherwise G.      £7.00                Biography

10425    Williams, C. F. Abdy       Bach      London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1921        5" x 7¼". 223pp, ills. Red cloth, spine dull, coat of arms of Brighton Grammar School embossed in gilt on cover, foxing to edges and end-papers, G                £12.00  Biography

10231     Wilson, Trevor [ed]         The Political Diaries of C. P. Scott, 1911 - 1918       London: Collins, 1970     5¾" x 9". 509pp, ills. Blue cloth, no d/j, previous owner's inscription, Very Good      £16.00  Biography

15408    Wolf, Markus     Man Without a Face : The Autobiography of Communism's Greatest Spymaster     New York: Times Books [a division of Random House, Inc.], 1997      6¼" x 9½". [xv] + 367pp, illustrations. Black boards in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine £15.00  Biography

12219     Woodruff, William           The Road to Nab End : A Lancashire Childhood   London: Eland, 2000 [first published 1993]     5½” x 8½”. [ix] + 374pp, frontis, Softback, covers rubbed otherwise Very Good     £5.00    Biography

14390    Worcester, Donald E.      Bolivar  London: Hutchinson & Co. Ltd, 1978        5½” x 8¾”. [viii] + 243pp. Green cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine      £15.00  Biography

13277     Yallop, David A. The Day The Laughter Stopped : The True Story Behind the Fatty Arbuckle Scandal                London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1976          6¼" x 9½". 350pp, illustrations. Blue boards in a chipped, rubbed d/j, otherwise Very Good. The place, the St. Francis hotel. The time, September  5th 1921. The Jazz Age. The Roaring Twenties, Prohibition, all of these had just begun. At 2.45 that afternoon a pretty screen actress left the  boisterous part she was attending and walked into a bedroom. Ten minutes later a fat film comedian walked into the same bedroom. They had both  walked into history. What followed was to change the course of events forever in the motion picture industry. The screen actress was Virginia Rappe.  The film comedian was Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle. For both of them it was the day the laughter stopped. A week after that party Virginia Rappe lay  dead and Arbuckle had been charged with rape and murder. Based on trial transcripts and secret Grand Jury transcripts (material thought to have  been destroyed long ago), and many exclusive interviews, this book details the astonishing events that took place when Roscoe stood trial 3 times  before winning a breath-taking acquittal and vindication. But this book is much more that that. It is the biography of the man considered by millions  in 1921 to be one of the world's funniest comedians. The story of a man born in a sod hut in Kansas who was destined to rise to the heights of a multi- million dollar career only to have it taken from him by a wave of hysteria and bigotry that swept round the world. It is the story of Hollywood and  what really happened in the corridors of power; the political corruption of San Francisco, the immorality of a President. How Chaplin's career was  saved. How keaton's begun. Both by Arbuckle. It is a lifestory that ranges from comedy heights to tragic depths.    £30.00  Biography


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