CHILTON BOOKS: General Biography
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ACKERMAN, JOHN.
Welsh Dylan, Dylan Thomas's Life, Writing and his Wales.
London: Granada Publishing, 1980. "The author's penetrating study differs from other Dylan biographies in his attention to the poet's identity as Welshman .. his life and work are traced from early days in Swansea and heady, youthful confidence to the hardship and vagaries of bohemian Chelsea, and finally his return to Wales and the last years spent in the little shack at Langharne. Includes photographs of places and settings that inspired him." Pp143 with b/w illustrations, ink notes inside back cover. P/b with colour portrait by Augustus John to front cover. G+.
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ADAMS, H. G.
David Livingstone: The Weaver Boy Who Became A Missionary.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1879. "Twenty-Seventh Thousand." Fifth edition. 8vo. 18.4cm x 12cm x 3.4cm. pp.4/306/4(adverts). Engraved portrait frontis (of David Livingstone) and 3 full-page illustrations. Pages lightly toned. Dedication (dated 1907) in a contemporary hand to fep. Original green embossed cloth covers. Front board with blind-stamp decoration, a coloured rose inlay, and gilt title. Spine similarily decorated with gilt title and blind-stamp decoration. Edges lightly rubbed, the rest of the decoration still quite bright. A well preserved copy.
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Book number: 15384
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ALLEN, BERNARD.
Gordon and the Sudan.
London: Macmillan and Co Limited, 1931. 1st edition. Classic biography of the military hero General Gordon, who died in the Siege of Khartoum. Pp.xii/485/2(publisher's ads), black & white portrait frontispiece + 27 further illustrations and maps, 1cm marginal tear to pp.309/310. Dark blue cloth, gilt oval illustration of Gordon on a camel to front board , gilt title to spine, slightly rubbed. VG.
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Book number: 43488
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Keywords: Bernard Allen General Gordon Sudan Equatorial Province Africa Nile Slave Traders Cairo Khartoum Suleiman Egypt Berber Mahdi Illustrated Biography History British Empire 44750 General Biography

 
ALSOP, STEWART.
Stay of Execution. A Sort of Memoir
London: The Bodley Head, 1974. Rep. The experiences of living with cancer. "An extraordinary book, grace under the ultimate pressure, filled with wit, wonder and endless courage." Pp. 312, 17 b/w photographs, slight toning to endpapers. Orange cloth, gilt title to spine, d/w edge chipped. G+/G+.
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Book number: 29131
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ANGIER, CAROLE.
The Double Bond: Primo Levi. A Biography.
London: Viking, Penguin Books, 2002. 1st ed. "This biography is a triumph of research and sympathy, fully worthy of its great subject." Pp. 26/898, portrait frontis, 63 b/w illustrations. Black cloth, portrait illustrated d/w. VG/VG.
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Book number: 21987
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ANON.
Boyfriend 64 Book.
London: Proprietors City Magazines, Ltd, 1964. 1st ed. Packed with photos the showbiz book of the year: Elvis and many others in exciting colour. Pp. 151, 16 colour portraits, 16 pages colour illustrations + black & white illustrations throughout. Illustrated boards featuring Elvis Presley. G+.
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Book number: 28007
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ANON.
Harold Tennyson R.N. The Story of a Young Sailor Put Together by a Friend.
London: Macmillan and Co. Ltd, 1918. 1st edition. Memoir of Sub-Lieutenant The Hon. Harold Courtney Tennyson, son of the Right Hon. Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson, P.C, G.C.M.G, of Farringford, Freshwater, Isle of Wight. Harold died 29th January, 1916 during a Channel patrol on board H.M.S. Viking, when it struck a mine. Pp.294/2(publisher's catalogue). Green cloth, gilt title to spine dulled, minor rubbing to boards. G+.
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Book number: 44974
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ANON.
The Life and Explorations of David Livingstone. Compiled from Reliable Sources.
London: The National Publishing Company,nd. Aeg. Pp. 324,portrait frontis. + 4 further tinted illustrations, folding map to rear, name to fep and verso portrait page. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine, bevelled edges. G+.
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ANON.[URQUHART, JOHN].
The Life Story of William Quarrier: A Romance of Faith.
Glasgow: R.Allan & Son, nd. Popular Edition. Biography of William Quarrier (1829-1903) the devout Baptist philanthropist and founder of the Orphan Homes of Scotland (OHS) and Quarrier Village. Many of the children were relocated to Canada to start life afresh. Pp.12/432/4(ads), b/w portrait frontis. + occasional b/w illustrations throughout, endpapers browned, a few pages slightly loose. Blue cloth, sunning to spine and board edges. G+.
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Keywords: Urquhart William Quarrier Biography Scotland Philanthropy Scottish Orphans Children Homes Canada 30366 General Biography

 
ANON.
The Story of Palissy the Potter.
London: T.Nelson and sons, 1887. 0. Pp. 119,engraved frontispiece, historated capitals to chapters, owner's details to inner endpaper, endpapers browned, mild spotting to closed page edges and very occasionally to margins. Turquoise cloth, decorated title to front with gilt title to spine. G+.**Bernard Palissy, 1510-1590, the great Renaissance French potter, created a style of ceramic art that enjoyed widespread popularity in the sixteenth century, and was often imitated during his lifetime and for many years thereafter.
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ARMSTRONG, MARGARET.
Fanny Kemble. A Passionate Victorian.
New York, The Macmillan Company, 1938. 1st ed. Pp.387, illustrated endpapers, b/w frontis. portrait of Fanny Kemble. Maroon cloth, gilt title to front cover, title to spine darkened. VG.
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Book number: 21328
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ARMYTAGE, W.H.G.
A.J. Mundella 1825-1897. The Liberal Background to the Labour Movement.
London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1951. 1st edition. "Anthony John Mundella, an enterprising stocking manufacturer of Italian extraction, became also a leading social reformer and was largely responsible for establishing in practice arbitration between masters and workmen as we know it today." Pp.386, black & white portrait frontispiece + 6 further full page plates and occasisional figure illustrations, some red staining to lower edge of closed page edges (not affecting text). Red cloth, minor water damage to lower rear edge, dustwrapper has a removable clear protective wrap. G+/VG.
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Book number: 44317
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Keywords: Armytage Mundella Liberal Labour Movement British Politics Biography Stocking Manufacturer Trade Unions History America Social Reformer Board of Trade Arbitration 45741 General Biography

 
ARNOLD, RALPH
Orange Street & Brickhole Lane.
London; Rupert Hart-Davis, 1963. 1st ed. ".. recalls the trials and rewards of being a full-time publisher and part-time writer". Pp. 190, owner's name to fep. Blue cloth, illustrated d/w designed by Graham Oakley has small edge tear to top of rear. VG/G+.
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Book number: 30071
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ARNOTT, ANNE.
The Secret Country of C. S. Lewis. (Illustrated by Patricia Frost).
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1976. 1st.in this ed. "A biography of C.S. Lewis for young people. This book brings to life a fascinating man and shows something of his almost reluctant journey into faith." Pp, 123, 6 b/w illustrations, pages toned. P/b. G+.
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Book number: 9375
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ASTOR, BRIDGET.
Darling Dennis.
Aberdeen: Northern Publishers, 1984. Biography of a horse written for children. Pp.6/33, 6 b/w photos. Pbk, colour photo of 'Dennis' to front. VG.
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AUBYN, GILES ST.
The Royal George 1819-1904. The Life of H.R.H. Prince George Duke of Cambridge.
London: Constable & Co. Ltd, 1963. 1st ed. Biography of 'Royal George' as he was nicknamed. Pp. 11/380, portrait frontis, 10 b/w illustrations + 1 sketch, family trees to endpapers. Green cloth, gilt title to spine, portrait illustrated d/w edges chipped. VG/G+.
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Book number: 16834
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BAGLEY, J.J.
Medieval People. People in Period.
London: B.T. Batsford Ltd, 1978. 1st ed. A series specially conceived for project work and integrated studies for 12 to 16 year-olds. 25.4cms. x 19cms. Pp. 72, 56 b/w illustns. Orange cloth, gilt title to spine, illustd. d/w, price clipped. VG/G+.
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Book number: 11067
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BAGSHAW, ROBERT.
Toothy Goes to War. Memoirs of a Dental Officer 1939-46.
Wymondham: Geo. R. Reeve Ltd, 1987. 0900616253. Signed. "Although the theme of the book is mainly autobiographical, it is more than just a record of one man's war. Drama and comedy, tragedy and farce combine to give a factual record of what life was like for the people of Britain during the long years f the Second World War." Pp.175, signed to title page by the author, cartoon portrait frontispiece + 31 black & white photo illustrations. Paperback. VG.
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BAINES, JOCELYN.
Joseph Conrad. A critical biography.
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1969. "This authoritative book, based on extensive research, has inevitably greatly modified the accepted views of Conrad: and at times startlingly so, as in the revelation of his attempted suicide.". Pp, 507. P/b, illustrated cover. G.
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Book number: 7197
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BAKER, RACHEL.
The First Woman Doctor: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D. (Foreword by Dr. Edith Summerskill, M.P.)
London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1946. 1st ed. "A dear friend of Florence Nightingale, she was much admired by Rossetti, George Eliot and Lady Byron." Pp. 190, portrait frontis. Dark blue cloth, portrait illustrated d/w edges rubbed and chipped. G+/G.
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BALL, BOBBY.
My Life.
London: Spire. 1993. 2nd ed. "Story of Bobby Ball and his life, fame and fortune but also a darker side." Pp 211. 8 b/w illustrations. Paperback. G+.
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BARBER, RICHARD.
Living Legends. Foreword by Magnus Magnusson.
London: BBC, 1980. 1st ed. Six 'Living Legends' - Robin Hood, Dick Whittington, Guy Fawkes, Captain Kidd, Dick Turpin, Burke and Hare, are explored in this fascinating book. A television series produced for the 'Chronicle series. Pp. 160, 24 b/w illustns. Red cloth, gilt title to spine, illustd. d/w. F/VG.
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Book number: 10901
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BARBIROLLI, EVELYN.
Life With Glorious John. A Portrait of Sir John Barbirolli.
London: Robson Books, 2002. 1861054742. 1st edition. Biography of Sir John Barbirolli (1899-1970), former conductor with the Halle Ochestra, by his wife, the oboist Evelyn (nee Rothwell). "offers a unique insight into the life and mind of a celebrated conductor. Barbirolli's impression upon 20th century musical life is extraordinary and Evelyn's intimate portrait brings his contribution to classical music vividly to life." Pp.xii/302, 16 pages of black & white photos, inscribed by the author to front free endpaper, a few neat ink amendments/annotations occasionally throughout. Black cloth, dustwrapper, edges rubbed. G+/G+.
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BARNES, JOHN E.
George Ratcliffe Woodward 1848-1934. Priest, Poet and Musician.
Norwich: The Canterbury Press, 1996. 1853111279. 1st edition. "Dr G.R.Woodward is best remembered as the writer of such well-known carols as 'This Joyful Eastertide', 'Ding Dong! Merrily on High', and 'Past Three A Clock'. But..he also played a part in the revival of plainsong, the enrichment of hymnody, and in the story of Walsingham, where he was Vicar in the 1880s". Pp.viii/168. Paperback. VG.
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BARSKY, ROBERT F.
Noam Chomsky. A Life of Dissent.
Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 1997. 1st ed. "I found Robert Barsky's biography of Noam Chomsky a comprehensive and compelling account of the scientific achievements and political engagements of one of this century's foremost intellectuals and social activists." Pp. 10/237, portrait frontis, 27 b/w illustrations, owner's name to half-title. White cloth, portrait illustrated d/w. G+/G+.
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Book number: 21989
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Keywords: Barsky Noam Chomsky Life Dissent Illustrated Biography A17908 General Biography

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