CHILTON BOOKS: General Biography
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Henry Sidgwick. A Memoir.
London: Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1906. 1st edition. Pp.xii/633/2(publisher's catalogue), portrait frontispiece + 5 further plates,spotting to plates and closed page edges,owner's name to front free endpaper, old water stain to lower corner of rear endpaper. Brown cloth,gilt title to spine, wear to top and tail of spine, edges rubbed, slight discolouration to lower rear corner. Printed compliments slip "From the Authors" loosely enclosed. Good."Henry Sidgwick 1838 – 1900) was an English utilitarian philosopher and economist. He was the Knightbridge Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Cambridge from 1883 until his death, and is best known in philosophy for his utilitarian treatise The Methods of Ethics. He was one of the founders and first president of the Society for Psychical Research and a member of the Metaphysical Society and promoted the higher education of women. His work in economics has also had a lasting influence. In 1875 he co-founded Newnham College, a women-only constituent college of the University of Cambridge."(wiki).
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Book number: 45923
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"Like English Gentlemen" To Peter Scott.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, (nd. c.1913). From the Author of "Where's Master?". Story of the polar explorer Sir Robert Falcon Scott, written for his young son, Peter. Pp.63, spotting mainly to endpapers and title page and to closed page edges. Cream boards with colour illustrated title to front board, age soiled with tear to lower front edge of spine. G-.
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Book number: 45853
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Keywords: Hodder Williams Like English Gentlemen Peter Scott Polar Adventure Robert Falcon Scott Captain Oates Biography 41928 General Biography

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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Book number: 16250
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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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Philosopher at Large. An Intellectual Autobiography. (Signed).
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1977. 0297772813. 1st edition. "Recounts a wide variety of personal and intellectual encounters in academic and publishing circles and in the world of business (department stores and the motion picture indstry). These Adler reports with an unfailing sense of humor, even when the laugh is on him. The book is full of exciting episodes relived as well as exciting ideas rethought". Pp.xiv/349, 30 pages of black & white photos and illustrations, signed by the author to front free endpaper. Brown cloth, dustwrapper slightly rubbed with tear with small loss to top rear but is in a removable clear protective wrap. VG/G+.
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Book number: 45780
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Life for Life's Sake. A Book of Reminiscences.
London: Cassell, 1968. Memories of a vanished England and a changing world, by one who was bohemian, poet, soldier, novelist, and wanderer. Pp.374, spotting to closed top page edge. Brown cloth, dustwrapper rubbed with minor edgewear but is in a removable clear protective wrap. G+/G+. ** " Aldington's most controversial book was undoubtedly his 'biographical enquiry', "Lawrence of Arabia", published in 1955, which brought a flood of recrimination on his head for daring to destroy the Lawrence legend.".
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Book number: 45614
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Keywords: Richard Aldington Life Life's Sake Reminiscence Memories England Lawrence Poetry Essays Bloomsbury Countryside Travel Paris Riviera Italy Spain Portugal America 47155 General Biography

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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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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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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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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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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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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Book number: 2156
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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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Book number: 30927
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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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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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