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The India of Gandhi

By: N/A

Price: £12.00

Publisher: India, Department of Tourism: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004263


Folder containing 13 loose cards, issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi. Illustrated throughout with line drawings. The folder is tied with orange string. Some fading and bumping to the edges of the boards, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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Paul - The Mind of the Apostle

By: A N Wilson

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, Sinclair-Stevenson: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003873


Controversial and scholarly biography of the founder of Christianity. 273pp with index, illustrated with two black and white maps. Gilt lettering to spine, decorated endpapers. Boards slightly bowed, page edges and margins sunned and two corners creased, otherwise very good copy. Unclipped DJ has slight marking and edgewear, otherwise very good. View more info

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Paul - The Mind of the Apostle

By: A N Wilson

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Pimlico: 1998

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 005744


Well-researched biography which emphasises Paul's importance in the emergence of Christianity. 273pp with index, illustrated with 2 black and white maps. Minimal shelfwear, otherwise near fine copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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White Man Returns

By: Agnes Keith

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1956

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 008684


Mermaid Books edition. Memoir of the author's return to North Borneo, which she and her family had left as Japanese prisoners. 224pp. Slight rubbing to spine and corners and minor spotting to edges, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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David Stirling - the Authorised Biography of the Creator of the SAS

By: Alan Hoe

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Warner Books: 1994

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 007114


Biography of the charismatic Scottish soldier who founded the SAS. Foreword by General Sir Peter de la Billiere. 507pp with index, illustrated in black and white with 16 pages of photographs, map, and portrait to frontis. Spine creased and slightly slanted, light wear to edges and corners and sunning to edges, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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Lifting the Covers - the Autobiography

By: Alan Mills

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Headline Book Publishing: 2000

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 007570


Autobiography of the former tennis player and Wimbledon referee, who stepped down in 2005 after more than 20 years. Contains many anecdotes and inside stories about the championships. 278pp with index, illustrated with 16 pages of black and white photographs. Gilt lettering to spine. Minor lean to spine and slight sunning to edges, otherwise near fine copy with no insriptions in near fine DJ. View more info

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Nobbut a Lad - A Yorkshire Childhood

By: Alan Titchmarsh

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 2006

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 006754


Charming memoir of the author's childhood in Yorkshire in the 1950s. 277pp, illustrated with 8 pages of black and white photographs and line drawings to the text. Map of the Yorkshire Dales to endpapers. Slight lean to spine, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has slight edgewear, othewise very good. View more info

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Bertrand Russell the Passionate Sceptic

By: Alan Wood

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Unwin Books: 1963

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 005127


Biography, first published in 1957. 221pp with index. Cover creased, spine darkened, edges foxed and small stain to lower edges. Former owner's name to half title page, otherwise good copy. Also enclosed, a newspaper cutting from 1966 showing Bertrand Russell and his wife at a Vietnam solidarity conference in London. View more info

The Letters of D H Lawrence

By: Aldous Huxley (Editor)

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd: 1934

Edition: Cheap Edition

Seller ID: 003485


Introduction by Aldous Huxley. 889pp. illustrated with 18 black and white photographs. Gilt lettering to spine. Some rubbing to spine and corners, top edges dusty and marking to bottom corners, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. HEAVY BOOK, additional postage will be requested. View more info

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My Past and Thoughts: Vol VI

By: Alexander Hertzen

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1927

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 008505


Volume 6 of 6 by the Russian writer and thinker known as the "Father of Russian Socialism" and one of the main fathers of agrarian populism. His autobiography, My Past and Thoughts (1852-1870) is often considered the best of that genre in Russian literature. Authorised translation from the Russian by Constance Garnett. 364pp. Gilt lettering to spine, top edges dusty, otherwise very good. View more info

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My Past and Thoughts - The Memoirs of Alexander Herzen Vol III

By: Alexander Herzen

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1924

Edition: Presumed First Thus

Seller ID: 008503


Volume 3 of 6 by the Russian writer and thinker known as the "Father of Russian Socialism" and one of the main fathers of agrarian populism. His autobiography, My Past and Thoughts (1852-1870) is often considered the best of that genre in Russian literature. Authorised translation from the Russian by Constance Garnett. 364pp. Gilt lettering to spine, top edges dusty, otherwise very good. View more info

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My Past and Thoughts - the Memoirs of Alexander Herzen: Volume II

By: Alexander Herzen

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1924

Edition: Presumed First Thus

Seller ID: 008502


Volume 2 of 6 by the Russian writer and thinker known as the "Father of Russian Socialism" and one of the main fathers of agrarian populism. His autobiography, My Past and Thoughts (1852-1870) is often considered the best of that genre in Russian literature. Authorised translation from the Russian by Constance Garnett. 364pp. Gilt lettering to spine, top edges dusty, otherwise very good. View more info

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My Past and Thoughts: The Memoirs of Alexander Herzen - Volume I

By: Alexander Herzen

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1924

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 008501


Volume 1 of 6 by the Russian writer and thinker known as the "Father of Russian Socialism" and one of the main fathers of agrarian populism. His autobiography, My Past and Thoughts (1852-1870) is often considered the best of that genre in Russian literature. Authorised translation from the Russian by Constance Garnett. 364pp. Gilt lettering to spine, top edges dusty, otherwise very good. View more info

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My Past and Thoughts - The Memoirs of Alexander Herzen Vol V

By: Alexander Herzen

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1926

Edition: Presumed First Thus

Seller ID: 008504


Volume 5 of 6 by the Russian writer and thinker known as the "Father of Russian Socialism" and one of the main fathers of agrarian populism. His autobiography, My Past and Thoughts (1852-1870) is often considered the best of that genre in Russian literature. Authorised translation from the Russian by Constance Garnett. 364pp. Gilt lettering to spine, top edges dusty, otherwise very good. View more info

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Portrait of a Publisher 1915-1965 Volumes I & II

By: Alfred A Knopf

Price: £25.00

Publisher: New York, The Typophiles: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007304


Introduction by Paul A Bennett. Vol I Reminiscences and Reflections, 297pp, red spine. Vol II Recollections and Appreciations, 301pp, green spine. Gilt lettering. Very good copies. Unclipped DJs are darkened to spine with slight loss to lower edges, in yellow slipcase with some surface marking. View more info

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Mozart - His Character. His Work

By: Alfred Einstein

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cassell & Co Ltd: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007394


Critical biography which presents Mozart's life and work in a new light. 492pp with index, illustrated with 6 half-tone plates. Translated by Arthur Mendel and Nathan Broder. Gilt lettering to spine, top edges tinted. Rubbing to spine, corners and edges and former owners' names to front endpaper, otherwise good copy. Unclipped DJ has been wrapped in brown paper prior to enclosure in clear protective cover, leaving remains of paper to flyleaves, otherwisegood. View more info

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Autobiography of Alfred Kitson and a Selection of Spirit Teachings from his Guides and Inspirers

By: Alfred Kitson

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Batley, Yorks, The Author:

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 008640


Autobiography of the General Secretary of the British Spiritualists' Lyceum Union. 283pp, illustrated with black and white photographs. Creasing to front cover and corners of early pages, otherwise good clean copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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Six Men

By: Alistair Cooke

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Penguin Books Ltd: 1980

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004190


Portraits of six men known and admired during Alistair Cooke's journalistic career: Charles Chaplin, Edward VIII, H L Mencken, Humphrey Bogart, Adlai Stevenson and Bertrand Russell. 206pp. Some creasing to spine and corners and edges sunned, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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Once a Jolly Bagman - Memoirs

By: Alistair McAlpine

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, BCA: 1997

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 008467


Autobiography of Lord McAlpine (1942-2014), supporter of Margaret Thatcher and Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, who had a passion for the arts, travel, zoo-keeping and all things Australian. 273pp, illustrated with 16 pages of black and white photographs. Gilt lettering to spine. Boards slightly bowed and minor bumping at top of spine, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has minor shelfwear, otherwise very good. View more info

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C S Lewis - A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet

By: Alister McGrath

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 2013

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 007508


Definitive biography based on chronological research of all of Lewis's correspondence and archival materials. 431pp with index, illustrated with black and white photographs. Slight shelfwear, creasing to spine and corners, minimal marking to top edges and two turned corners, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. View more info