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The Dop Doctor
(London: William Heinemann, 1911). . 8vo; original olive green cloth, lettered in black on upper board and in gilt on spine; pp. (vi) + 671. Cloth worn and a bit soiled, with trace of fishmothing; front free endpaper removed; earlier owner's name signed on fly-leaf; binding somewhat slack; endpapers foxed, occasional spotting elsewhere. "Particularly popular among English readers were the many jingoistic descriptions of battles and justifications of the Imperial spirit, well illustrated in ... the flamboyant excesses (mingling crude realism and cruder romanticism) of novels such as The Dop Doctor by Richard Dehan (pseud. for Clothilda Graves), which was reprinted eighteen times in London within three years of its publication in 1910." - Adey, et al: Companion to South African English Literature, p. 37..
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Book number: 8226
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 15 US$ 16.18 | JP¥ 1805]
Keywords: Anglo Boer War. Stereotypes. Z.. R. Transvaal

My Early Times
(London: The Folio Society, 1988). . Compiled and edited by Peter Rowland. 8vo; cloth-backed papered boards, lettered in gilt on spine; slipcase; pictorial endpapers; pp. 252; profusely illustrated. Previous owner's discreet book label on front free endpaper. Near fine condition. "The autobiography that is absolutely truthful in every crucial respect has, after all, still to be written. Judged by the standards of the twentieth century, as well as by those of the nineteenth, Dickens is, on the whole, as honest as we have any right to expect - and the pleasure that he gives to the reader, in the glorious abundance of his recollections, is beyond comparison." - Peter Rowland's Introduction..
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Book number: 4170
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 8 US$ 8.41 | JP¥ 939]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: . Marshalsea Prison. Childhood Experiences. . Novelists.

Die Vrijheid Verteld. Verhalen en Gedichten Voor Amnesty International
(Amsterdam, Meulenhoff, 1996). . Illustrations by Breyten Breytenbach. 4to; orange boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; gift inscription on ffep; pp. 160; colour artwork. Very good condition. Dutch text. Contributions by Anna Achmatova, Breyten Breytenbach, Bei Dao, Alfred van Cleef, Adriaan van Dis, Duoduo, G.L. Durlacher, Günter Grass, Lieve Joris, Marcel Kurpershoek, Norman Manea, Marcel Möring, Carolijn Visser, Vladimir Vojnovitsj and others. "In De vrijheid verteld, uitgegeven in samenwerking met Amnesty International, zijn verhalen, reportages en gedichten bijeengebracht, die te zamen laten zien hoe de soms wrede geschiedenis van onze eeuw de literatuur heeft beïnvloed en hoe schrijvers hebben getracht hun eigen lot en dat van hun familie, hun stad of hun land in beeld te brengen, in een poging om dat lot onder de aandacht te brengen. Ook de betrokkenheid met 'de ander', soms in verre landen, komt aan bod door middel van een keuze uit het werk van Nederlandstalige auteurs die in hun werk een engagement met de wereld van de onvrijheid hebben laten spreken.".
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Book number: 1631
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 US$ 19.42 | JP¥ 2166]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: . Short Stories. Poetry. Twentieth Century History. Texts. Art

Pappa Baboon. A Tale of Unusual Adventure
(Pretoria: J. L. van Schaik, 1933). . Squarish 8vo; original pale grey cloth, lettered in black on spine and upper cover; no dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. 152; illustrations in text. Light browning; occasional foxing; gift inscription to half-title. Very good condition. The charming story of the flea-ridden Pappa Baboon's journey from Swaziland throughout South Africa..
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Book number: 8189
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 12 US$ 12.94 | JP¥ 1444]

Eugéne Vidocq. Soldier, Thief, Spy, Detective. A Romance Founded on Facts
(London: Hutchinson, no date). . Hutchinson's Colonial Library edition. 8vo; original red cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and upper board; bookplate of J. Willis Dixon to front free endpaper; pp. vi + 345; some plates. Cover somewhat worn and sunned; endpapers rather browned; some foxing and occasional trace of soiling; binding slack, with some gatherings pulled. Fair condition, with the bookplate of a member of the famous Sheffield silver family. François Eugéne Vidocq, head of the Criminal Investigation Department in Paris, published his memoirs in 1828, and is generally recognised as the prototype of Edgar Allan Poe's fictional sleuth Auguste Dupin, who brought the detective genre to English fiction..