Christison Rare Books (IOBA, SABDA): Biography
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ALLISON, JOHN M.S.
Monsieur Thiers
(Lon, Allen & Unwin, 1932). . Orig. cloth, little marked, spine little worn, faded, pp. 294, frontis. port..
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N° du livre: 2444
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | CHF 10]
Catalogue: Biography
Mots-clés: France. French History. .

 
BAIRD, MARGARET
Television Baird
(Cape Town, HAUM, 1973). . 8vo; original orange boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper rubbed and very slightly edgeworn; mild browing to endpapers; frontispiece and black-and-white photographic illustrations; pp. 160. Good condition. "John Logie Baird, the Scot who invented television, is here presented as seen by the South African musician who was his wife. Here are the ideas and emotions of a dedicated inventor as he penetrated the world of big business, all described by an artist with humour, understanding, love and pathos. The scope of the book extends from big business to international politics, but the leitmotiv is that of a man who, despite frequent ill-health and painful disappointments, never lost courage and never neglected the art of being human and approaching life with a sense of fun.".
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N° du livre: 1995
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: Biography
Mots-clés: . . Inventors. Inventions. Communications. . Technology

 
BALLARD, J.G.
Miracles of Life. Shanghai to Shepperton. An Autobiography
(London: Fourth Estate, 2008) 9780007272729. . 8vo; original black boards, lettered in yellow on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; decorative endpapers; pp. viii + 278. Near fine condition. "For almost half a century, J.G. Ballard has been one of his country's most important writers. In this revelatory autobiography, bookended by time spent in Shanghai - the city of his childhood and internment in a WWII prison camp, and setting of his novel Empire of the Sun - he charts the course of his remarkable life.".
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N° du livre: 10040
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: Biography
Mots-clés: British Novelists. . Guangzhou.

 
BARNARD, (PROF. DR.) C.N. & CURTIS BILL PEPPER
Christiaan Barnard: Een Lewe
(Cape Town, Tafelberg, 3rd impression, 1970). . Pictorial dustwrapper, pp. (x) + 417, frontispiece, plates. Afrikaans text. Life of South Africa's pioneer heart-transplant surgeon..
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N° du livre: 2465
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 | CHF 5]
Catalogue: Biography
Mots-clés: History Medicine. Africa. . Heart Transplant.

 
BATTISCOMBE, GEORGINA
Reluctant Pioneer; a Life of Elizabeth Wordsworth
(London, Constable, 1978). . Pict dw, sp sl faded, pp. 320, frontis port, plates. Prelims & edges v.sl. foxed. Signed by author on tp. 'first principal of Lady Margaret Hall and founder of St Hugh's College, hers was the most important single influence in the development of women's education at Oxford.'.
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N° du livre: 2474
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | CHF 10]
Catalogue: Biography
Mots-clés: 's Issues. . Female . Women.

 
DE BEER, MONA
Who Did What in South Africa
(Johannesburg, Ad. Donker, 1988). . Large 8vo; original turquoise boards; slightly rubbed laminated pictorial dustwrapper; trace of foxing to endpapers; pp. 196; photographs in text. Very good condition. "A popular reference book of people who did things in South Africa, whose names are on the tip of our tongue; whose names we should remember. Over 1 200 short biographical sketches covering achievements in such fields as art, business, literature, music, politics, religion and sport, of people who have contributed or are still contributing to the history of our land. There are also names of people who made history, the so-called newsmakers, some famous, some notorious. There are chiefs, soldiers, pioneers, governors and prospectors. Every section of the community has its personalities and in this book we have tried to summarise their achievements.".
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N° du livre: 1062
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 | CHF 8]
Catalogue: Biography
Mots-clés: Africans. . Sportsmen. Entertainers. Artists. Writers. Politicians.

 
BELLWOOD, W. A.
South African Backdrop
(Cape Town, Nasionale Boekhandel, 1969). . 8vo; original black boards; laminated dustwrapper; pp. (vi) + 183; black-and-white photographic plates. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed and edgeworn, with two short tears to top edge; previous owner's discreet handstamp on front pastedown. Very good condition. 'In this story of a newspaper man the author admirably fulfils his stated intention: "To entertain the reader with tales of well-known people, many of them famous, as well as reveal behind-the-scenes incidents and encounters to do with events which made news, and here and there history, in South Africa over the past 35 years or so …"'.
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N° du livre: 1077
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: Biography
Mots-clés: Newspapers. Scoops. Journalism. N.C. Havenga. Oswald Pirow. Jan Smuts

 
BENTLEY, ERIC
The Brecht Memoir
(Manchester, Carcanet Press Limited, 1989). . With an introduction by Martin Esslin; 8vo; original black boards; pictorial dustwrapper slightly rubbed; pp. 135, including index; black-and-white photographs. Very good condition. "Bertolt Brecht's plays and politics remain controversial. So does his personality. But there is no disputing his place as one of the giants of European theatre. His plays and writings about theatre have a central place in the tradition.".
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N° du livre: 1925
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: Biography
Mots-clés: . . German Drama. .

 
BERG, A. SCOTT
Lindbergh
(London: Macmillan, 1998) 0333735781. . 8vo; original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (xii) + 628, incl. index; plates. Slight curl to edges of dustwrapper, which is a touch sunned on spine panel; trace of spotting to edges. Very good condition. "Charles Lindbergh's life was a singular odyssey and many of his accomplishments, long hidden from the public, were a testament to his unique character. He was at the forefront of pioneering research in aeronautics and rocketry; his passion for conservation and anthropology led him to remote regions of Asia, Africa and the Americas, where he instigated changes in government policy; and his innovative medical work led to the development of a precursor to the articifical heart. He unfailingly encouraged the literary career of his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh - author of the perennial bestseller Gift from the Sea, who became one of the century's leading feminist voices and founded a successful reputation as a popular diarist. This compelling biography explores the complex relationship of the supposedly 'golden couple' who have long been considered 'American royalty'. Best-selling author and National Book Award winner A. Scott Berg is the only writer to have been given unrestricted access to the massive Lindbergh archives - more than two thousand boxes of private papers - and the only one permitted to interview Lindbergh's closest friends, colleagues and family members. The result is a brilliant biography that clarifies a life long blurred by myth and half-truth.".
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N° du livre: 8596
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: Biography
Mots-clés: Transatlantic Solo Flight. Spirit St. Louis. Baby. Nazi Sympathisers

 
BERNSTEIN, EDUARD
Ferdinand Lassalle. Eine Würdigung Des Lehrers Und Kämpfers
(Berlin: Verlegt bei Paul Cassirer, 1919). . 8vo; quarter calf and papered boards; lettered in gilt on spine; ribbon marker; tinted top edge; pp. 307 + (ii). Spine eroded at head; boards worn and somewhat soiled; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; regular, light browning throughout; occasional fox spot; binding a bit slack. German text. Ferdinand Lassalle (1825-1864) was a German-Jewish jurist and social activist, who was mortally wounded in a duel over a young woman. He founded the first German workers' party, and his philosophy had elements of socialism, though he himself lived somewhat lavishly. This book is an appreciation of his doctrine and campaigning..
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N° du livre: 6902
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | CHF 9]
Catalogue: Biography
Mots-clés: . Italian Unification. Karl Marx. . . Labour

 
BLACKWELL, LESLIE
Blackwell Remembers. The Memoirs of the Hon. Leslie Blackwell, Q.C. , M.C.
(Cape Town, Howard Timmins, 1971). . 8vo; original pale boards, lettered in black on spine; no dustwrapper; pp. 213, incl. index; black-and-white photographic plates. Earlier owner's Ex libris hand-stamp to front free endpaper; a little foxing. Good condition. "Few people have led as active and colourful a life as Leslie Blackwell, retired judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa. Now in his eighties he can look back on half a lifetime of Parliament, followed by an outstanding career on the Bench, and with it wide experiences of travel, including two trips around the world. In his time he has met most of the better known personalities in South Africa, and has stories to tell of his Parliamentary leader, General Smuts, and many others. Mr. Blackwell writes mainly in the lighter vein. These are no dull pages: they sparkle with interest and humour. In them there is something for everyone.".
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N° du livre: 10772
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: Biography
Mots-clés: . Jan . African Party.

 
BLACKWELL, LESLIE
Blackwell Remembers. The Memoirs of the Hon. Leslie Blackwell, Q.C. , M.C.
(Cape Town, Howard Timmins, 1971). . 8vo; original pale boards; pictorial dustwrapper rather rubbed and edgeworn; pp. 213, incl. index; black-and-white photographic plates. Fair to good condition. "Few people have led as active and colourful a life as Leslie Blackwell, retired judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa. Now in his eighties he can look back on half a lifetime of Parliament, followed by an outstanding career on the Bench, and with it wide experiences of travel, including two trips around the world. In his time he has met most of the better known personalities in South Africa, and has stories to tell of his Parliamentary leader, General Smuts, and many others. Mr. Blackwell writes mainly in the lighter vein. These are no dull pages: they sparkle with interest and humour. In them there is something for everyone.".
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N° du livre: 1940
GBP 3.50 [Appr.: EURO 4 | CHF 4.5]
Catalogue: Biography
Mots-clés: . Jan . African Party.

 
BURMAN, JOSE
The Man in My Boots
(Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1994) 0798133198. . 8vo; pictorial boards; pp. 126; cartoon illustrations in text. A little sunned on spine; trace of spotting to top edge. Very good condition. 'Jose Burman's first brush with the law came when he was eleven years old and was caught driving his father's car in their hometown of Jagersfontein with his mother as passenger. The local "konstabel" visited the Burman home to investigate and, on asking whether Jose had a licence, was told by his mother that he did not, but that she had one. " 'Yes, lady, but you wasn't driving.' 'No,' said Mother, playing her trump card, 'but he's a learner driver; I'm teaching him.' The konstabel looked me up and down (all 1,37 metres of me), and asked Mother: 'How old is he?' 'Eleven,' said Mother. The konstabel smiled triumphantly: 'You mean you're going to teach him driving for six years?' Mother nodded vigorously: 'Yes, he's a slow learner.' " The policeman may have believed that, but Jose Burman's life since that day more than sixty years ago has proved that he is anything but a slow learner. For one thing, he has written 39 books - on history, old mountain passes, shipwrecks, places of interest in the Western Cape and the Karoo, hiking and mountaineering. In The man in my boots Burman brings together reminiscences of his eventful life, sharing with his reader his many amusing experiences all over the world.'.
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N° du livre: 10664
GBP 14.00 [Appr.: EURO 15.5 | CHF 17]
Catalogue: Biography

 
VAN DER BYL, PIET
The Shadows Lengthen
(Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1973) 0869780751. . 8vo; original orange boards, lettered in white on spine; price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 164; plates. Dustwrapper rather scuffed and a little edgeworn, with archival tape repairs to reverse; some foxing to endpapers and edges, occasional fox spot elsewhere. Good condition. "The third volume of this autobiography begins with the crash of the Smuts Government after World War 2 and covers Major van der Byl's career until the present day.".
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N° du livre: 9832
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | CHF 12]
Catalogue: Biography
Mots-clés: . South African Politicians

 
VAN DER BYL, PIET
Top Hat to Velskoen
(Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1973) 0869780041. . 8vo; original light brown boards, lettered in black on spine; price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 244; plates. Dustwrapper a bit rubbed and edgeworn; some foxing to edges, endpapers and reverse of dustwrapper, occasional fox spot elsewhere; trace of rippling to early leaves. Good condition. "My first book Playgrounds and Battlefields covers the period from my birth to the end of World War I. This book continues the story to the end of the Second World War. It tells of my period with Field-Marshal Lord Haig; my marriage; going into public life and part of my career as a Cabinet Minister.".
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N° du livre: 9833
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | CHF 12]
Catalogue: Biography
Mots-clés: Autobiography. South African Politicians

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