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ABBOT, TIM
OASIS. definitely.
London. Pavillion Books,1996, Pages un-numbered but about 120, with colour and b./w. photographs on almost every page. Cover and contents near fine, no inscription or marks. D./w. slightly bumped on corners & edges., o./w. near fine, priced £14.99. 29cm. x 21.75cm. ISBN 1857938623 1996
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Book number: 8704
GBP 2.00 [Appr.: EURO 2.25 US$ 2.5 | JP¥ 268]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Noel Gallagher Liam Gallagher Oasis rock band

 
ABBOTT, E.C. ("TEDDY BLUE") AND SMITH, HELENA HUNTINGTON.
WE POINTED THEM NORTH. Recollections of a Cowpuncher.
Norman, Oklahoma. University of Oklahoma Press, 1978., Soft back. 5th Printing of new edition. Illustrated with drawings by Nick Eggenhofer. 247 pages including some cowboy songs with music, and index. 11 b. & w. photographs and 2 maps. 8" x 5¼". Covers slightly creased on corners & along edge of back cover. Inscription on f.e.p., and a line of brown on inside of back cover from old tape which was on a protective cover. 1978
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Book number: 2330
GBP 2.50 [Appr.: EURO 3 US$ 3.12 | JP¥ 336]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Oklahoma Granville Stuart Miles City Montana Nebraska Abbott Lewistown Cranwich cowboy cowpuncher

 
ACKROYD, PETER.
DICKENS. Public Life And Private Passion.
London. B.B.C., 2002., Hardback. First edition. About Charles Dickens's personal life, published to accompany the BBC Television series "Duckens, Public Life & Private Passion" broadcast 2002. 160 pages, with over 135 photographs, paintings, cartoons, & vignettes, in colour and black & white. Cover & contents are fear fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w., priced £16.99. 25.5cm. x 19.5cm. ISBN 0563534737 2002
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Book number: 9245
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Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Charles Dickens London Boz Household Words Phiz

 
ADRIANI, GOTZ; KONNERTZ, WINIFRED; THOMAS, KARIN.
JOSEPH BEUYS. LIFE AND WORKS.
New York. Barron's, 1979, Softback. Translated by Patricia Lech. The life & works of a controversial German artist. 308 pages. 139 b./w. photographs. Near fine, no inscription or marks. 7" x 4". ISBN 0812021754 1979
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Book number: 3859
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.75 US$ 7.5 | JP¥ 805]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Joseph Beuys art artists painting sculpture

 
ALBARET, CÉLESTE.
Monsieur Proust.
London. Collins Harvill Press, 1976., An account of Proust's final years by Céleste Albaret, his housekeeper, who, with her husband, took care of him for the last 9 years of his life. As told by her to Georges Belmont. Translated by Barbara Bray. 387 pages including index. 27 b./w. photographs. 9¼" x 6". Near fine. Near fine d./w. except ¼" tear on bottom front. ISBN 0002625040. 1976
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Book number: 1437
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 6.25 | JP¥ 671]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Proust Celeste Alberet

 
ALDER, GARRY.
BEYOND BOKHARA. The Life of William Moorcroft, Asian Explorer & Pioneer Veterinary Surgeon 1767-1825.
London. Century,1985., Ex Library. Part of old label, a bar code, part of old ticket pocket and a small library stamp on f.e.p. Small library stamp on reverse of title page, another on b.e.p. 417 pages including notes & list of sources. 18 b.& w. photographs, 24 line drawings, 3 maps. 9½" x 6¼". Biography of William Moorcroft, surgeon & explorer. He became the first qualified vet to set up practice in England, and in 1808 accepted the post of superintendent of the East India Company's Bengal stud. Without permission he crossed the Himalayas by a route unknown to Europeans, to western Tibet. Another journey, of 2000 miles took him 6 years. 1985
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Book number: 2206
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 US$ 9.37 | JP¥ 1007]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Bokhara Moorcroft East India Company Bengal Veterinary Society

 
ALDERSON, JOHN.
Law and Disorder.
London. Hamish Hamilton, 1984., Autobiography of the former Chief Constable. 247 pages. Near fine d./w. Near fine cover and contents except for previous owner's name, and the paper is beginning to turn brownish. ISBN 0241112591. 1984
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Book number: 8332
GBP 2.00 [Appr.: EURO 2.25 US$ 2.5 | JP¥ 268]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: police social order unlawful crime rioting riots gangs criminals burglars legal system law courts

 
ALEXANDER, MICHAEL
OMAI 'NOBLE SAVAGE'.
London. Collins & Harvill Press, 1977., First edition. Biography of the young Tahitian who was brought to London in 1774. Befriended by Captain Cook and Joseph Banks, he soon bcame popular in society with his natural charm & sense of humour. He was introduced to King George III, and painted by the top artists. 222 pages including bibliography, with 14 b./w. photographs of paintings, prints & engravings. Near fine except an old price written in pencil of £5, & erased, is still fainly visible on the top corner of half-title page. Near fine d./w., priced £5.95. 8½" x 5½" ISBN 0002626101. 1977
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Book number: 2352
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Keywords: Omai Tahiti Captain Cook Joseph Banks Tonga New Zealand Tupia

 
ALLAN, JOHN R.
THE SEASONS RETURN
London. Robert Hale, 1955., First edition. Autobiography of a Scotsman who farmed in Aberdeenshire, kept a herd of Friesian cattle, travelled to Brittany & Canada, and in his spare time wrote books! 219 pages. 17 b./w. photographs. 1955
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Book number: 8847
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 US$ 5 | JP¥ 537]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Aberdeenshire Toronto farming Breton Brittany

 
AMERY, THE RIGHT HONOURABLE L. S.
MY POLITICAL LIFE. Volume One. England Before the Storm. 1896-1914.
London. Hutchinson, 1953., First volume of the three books of Leopold Amery's autobiography. (Though he doesn't mention anywhere his first name as far as I can see!) I don't have the other 2 books. 492 pages. 26 b./w. photographs. Near fine, no inscription or marks, but on inside of back cover previous owner has written faintly in pencil some notes. Near fine cover, no obvious wear or marks. No d./w. 1953
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Book number: 7205
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 6.25 | JP¥ 671]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Leopold Amery Chamberlain Samuel Trist Hamar Greenwood

 
AMORY, MARK. ( EDITOR )
THE LETTERS OF EVELYN WAUGH.
London. Phoenix / Orion, 1995., Larger size paperback. 8.25" x 5.75". 664 pages including list of names & index. Slight wear on spine which removed letters 'e' & 'L' in the title, (the e of "The" & L of "Letters" ). Cover slightly marked, faintly creased o./w. very good, priced £9.99. ISBN 1857992458. 1995
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Book number: 1188
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Keywords: Evelyn Waugh Brideshead Revisited Scoop Auberon Waugh 5433 letter correspondence

 
ANDERSON, ERICA. (PHOTOGRAPHY) AND EXMAN, EUGENE (TEXT & CAPTIONS.)
THE WORLD OF ALBERT SCHWEITZER. A Book of Photographs.
London. Adam & Charles Black, 1955., 144 pages, beautifully illustrated with 170 black & white photographs by Erica Anderson who spent 4 years photographing Dr. Schweitzer at his hospital in Africa, & at his home in France.. 29cm. x 23.5cm. Green cloth cover, and contents are near fine, no inscription or marks. D./w. is near fine,but price clipped. Its still in the publishers transparent dust- wrapper cover. 1955
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Book number: 8933
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 6.25 | JP¥ 671]
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Keywords: Schweitzer Africa leprosy Gunsbach Lambarene

 
ANON.
Great British Writers
London. Colour Library Books, 1993., Compiled by Marshall Cavendish Ltd. in 1989, from original material, 1986-88. The lives of 38 world famous British writers. 418 pages,14 p. selected reading list & credits. Almost 1,000 illustrations, mostly in colour. 12" x 9½". Near fine in near fine d./w. A lovely book with lots of detail, & photographs. 1993
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Book number: 257
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Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Novelists authors writers storytellers literature fiction

 
ARCHER, SIMON AND NICHOLLS, STAN
GERRY ANDERSON. The Authorised Biography.
London. Legend Books, 1996., Biography of the creator of "Thunderbirds", the TV show. 228 pages. 23 black & white photographs. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w., not price clipped (£15.99) 24cm. x 16cm. 1996
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Book number: 8870
GBP 3.00 [Appr.: EURO 3.5 US$ 3.75 | JP¥ 403]
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Keywords: Thunderbirds Captain Scarlet Stingray Space Precinct Gerry Anderson

 
ARNOLD, RALPH.
NORTHERN LIGHTS. The Story of Lord Derwentwater.
London. Constable, 1959., Biography of James Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Derwentwater. He was born 1689, & executed in 1716 for his part in the 1715 Jacobite Northumberland Uprising. When he died he had a small son & his young wife was expecting their 2nd baby. This account ends 1870 when most of the estate was sold, to settle a claim from a descendent. 268 pages including index. Illustrated with 7 b. & w. portraits & paintings, and facsimiles of letters. Near fine except the bottom corners are bumped, & a bookplate on the f.e.p. D./w. is worn & torn, with a piece 1½" x 1¼" in the middle of the spine is missing. 8.75" x 5.75". 1959
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Book number: 1924
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Keywords: Lord Derwentwater Dillston Hall Jacobite Rebellion Radcliffe

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