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Damned to Fame : Life of Samuel Beckett

by Knowlson, James

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1st Edition
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1997
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Paperback
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9780747531692
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Bloomsbury Books, 1997. Book. As New. Soft cover. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Author Signed and inscribed to me when I went to France to look for property. He signed for me especially. Never read..
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Splendours and Miseries: Biography of Sacheverell Sitwell

by Bradford, Sarah H.

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Published
1994
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Paperback
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9781856194709
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Sinclair-Stevenson Ltd, 1994. Book. Good. Paperback. 4vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. 486 pages. No inscriptions. Pages tanned..
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Life and Letters of Dean Stanley

by Prothero, Rowland E.

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First Thus
Published
1909
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Hardcover
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London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1909. Book. Good. Hardcover. First Thus. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 561 pages. First published in two volumes in 1893. Blue cloth with black decorations to front board, gilt title and decorations to spine..
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Still Eastward Bound

by Lindsey, John

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Edition
First Edition
Published
1940
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Hardcover
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London: Rich & Cowan, 1940. Book. Good. Hardcover. Inscribed By the Author. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 311 pages. Inscription to free front endpaper reads - For Winifred + Henry Haas, with good wishes from - John Lindsey 1940. Red cloth with gilt title to spine. Illustrations as called for..
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Sir Isaac Newton

by Andrade, E. N. da C.

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Good
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First Edition
Published
1954
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Hardcover
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London: Collins, 1954. Book. Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 140 pages. Part of a notable series of short biographies..
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We Travel Home

by Swan, Annie S.

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Fair
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Reprint
Published
1935
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Hardcover
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London: Ivor Nicholson and Watson, 1935. Book. Illus. by Stuart, Sheila. Good. Hardcover. Reprint. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 299 pages. "Here is a charming book about a writer of whom I will neither say or hear anything unkind." James Agate in the Daily Express..
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Seed of Sarah : Memoirs of a Survivor

by Isaacson, Judith Magyar

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Good
Edition
First Edition
Published
1990
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Hardcover
ISBN
9780252016516
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Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1990. Book. Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 171 pages. This absorbing tale moves deftly from the author's idyllic childhood in Hungary through her terrifying coming-of-age as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps....
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Raw: My Autobiography

by Thompson, Antony Worrall

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First Edition
Published
2003
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Hardcover
ISBN
9780593049273
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London: Bantam Press, 2003. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 390 pages. Stuffed with hugely entertaining anecdotes and lightly sprinkled with AWT's n0-holds-barred opinions, Raw is a heart-rendingly honest story of triumph over adversity. Signed to title page by the author. Dustjacket in protective film..
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Dark Monarch, The - A Portrait from Within

by Berlin, Sven

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First Edition
Published
1962
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London: Galley Press, 1962. Book. Illus. by Berlin, Sven. Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 204 pages. Rare first edition book, as it was withdrawn immediately after publication and destroyed, due to artists who believed themselves to be portrayed in the book taking libel action. After his war experiences reflected in 'I Am Lazarus', here… Read more about this item
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Stonehouse Gang Story, The

by Webb, Harry

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Good
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First Edition
Published
1978
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Hardcover
ISBN
9780950280844
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Birmingham: Figaro Press for The Stonehouse Gang, 1978. Book. Good. Hardback. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 160 pages. Starting with just two boys the author launched the Stonehouse Gang to give young people a sense of purpose, adventure and excitement. Free front endpaper is inscribed Kind Regards, Harry Webb..
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Two Quiet Lives

by Cecil, Lord David

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Reprint
Published
1965
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Hardcover
ISBN
9780094528901
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London: Constable and Company, 1965. Book. Good. Hardback. Reprint. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 194 pages. 'A book rare in our day... an invaluable reminder of life's possibilities.' - Elizabeth Bowen.
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Life of Francis Drake, The

by Mason, A. E. W.

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Used - Good
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Reprint
Published
1942
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Hardcover
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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1942. Book. Good. Hardback. Reprint. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 436 pages; blue cloth with gilt title, 'Oflag VII B - 2- geprüft' red ink stamp to title page and front edge..
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Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography, The - vol XIII; LEE-MEN

by No Author

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Glasgow: William Mackenzie Book. Fair. Hardback. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. With engravings of Luther, Franklin, Sir Isaac Newton, Sir J.Banks, La Perouse, Pope,.
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James Dean - Shooting Star

by Hoskyns, Barney

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Published
1990
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Paperback
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London: Virgin, 1990. Book. Illus. by Loehr, David. Good. Paperback. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. fully illustrated large format paperback. Biography; Theatre & Performing Arts.
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A Touch of the Memoirs

by Sinden, Donald

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First Edition - Paperback
Published
1982
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Hardcover
ISBN
9780340262351
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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1982. Book. Good. Hardback. Inscribed By the Author. First Edition - Paperback. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 256 pages. Title page is inscribed 'For John Bedford best wishes Donald Sinden, 23-3-82. Dustjacket has been priceclipped by publisher..
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Spencer Tracy - A Biography

by Swindell, Larry

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First Edition
Published
1970
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Hardcover
ISBN
9780491004947
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London: W. H. Allen, 1970. Book. Good. Hardback. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 319 pages. Black and white illustrations. Former owner's inscription to free front endpaper..
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Thomas Hardy's Wessex

by Worth, James W.

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Published
1978
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London: Pitkin Pictorials, 1978. Book. Good. Paperback. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 24 pages. Pictorial guide. Fully illustrated..
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Age of the Moguls, The

by Holbrook, Stewart H.

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Good
Edition
Fifth Printing
Published
1954
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Hardcover
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London: Victor Gollancz, 1954. Book. Good. Hardback. Fifth Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 373 pages. A fascinating look at the 'tycoons' of America - Vanderbilt, Astor, Rockfeller, Carnegie......
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W.H. Auden : A Tribute

by Spender, Stephen

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Used - Good
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Good
Edition
First Edition
Published
1975
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Hardcover
ISBN
9780297768845
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London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1975. Book. Good. Hardback. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Wystan Hugh Auden, who died in Vienna in September 1973, was known to the world as one of the finest poets of the twentieth century..
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House of Byron, The

by Walker, Violet W.

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Good
Edition
First Edition
Published
1988
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Hardcover
ISBN
9781870948050
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London: Quiller Press, 1988. Book. Good. Hardback. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A history of the family from the Norman conquest 1066-1988. Revised and completed by Margaret J. Howell. Front endpaper is signed Robin Byron 5th December 1990..
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