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God's Adventurers

By: Tiltman, Marjorie Hessell

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Harrap: 1934

Seller ID: 3659

Condition: Very Good


1st reprint. 318pp, brown cloth covered boards, a little rubbed to edges. B + w photographs. Flyleaf removed, occasional marks to front margins, not affecting text. Stories of missionaries, including French & Cable, Grenfell of Labrador, De Foucauld, Jackson of Burma etc. View more info

Portrait of G. B. S.

By: Topolski, Feliks

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Eyre & Spottiswoode: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10939

Condition: Very Good


Introduction by Hesketh Pearson, colour frontispiece and b + w plates of George Bernard Shaw by Topolski. Dustjacket with loss to the top of the spine and a couple of closed tears. Internally clean. No. 635 of a limited edition of 1,000 View more info

The British Labour Party Its History, Growth Policy and Leaders Vol III Biographies

By: Tracey, Herbert (ed)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Caxton: 1948

Seller ID: 11070

Condition: Very Good


A heavy book of 347pp, marroon cloth covered boards. B + w photographs. A very clean, Near Fine copy. Biographies of the founders and leaders of the Labour Party, written by Bevan, Callaghan, Gaitskell etc View more info

The Life of Thomas Hardy A Critical Biography

By: Turner, Paul

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Blackwell: 2001

Seller ID: 14451

ISBN: 0631228500

Condition: Fine


326pp, softback covers with a portrait of Hardy. A very clean, tight copy. A useful study of Hardy's work examined in relation to his life, and reading. View more info

John Aubrey A Life

By: Tylden Wright, David

Price: £8.50

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15829

ISBN: 0002150972

Condition: Fine


270pp, complete illustrated dustjacket.Endpaper maps and b + w illustrations. A very clean copy. A biography of the author of 'Brief Lives' 1626 - 1697. View more info

Dickens

By: Ward, A W

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1111

Seller ID: 2831

Condition: Good


Late C19th. 'English Men Of Letters' series. 224pp, dusty red cloth boards with previous owner's name and address on label on back board. One or two pages parting from the stapled binding, otherwise internally clean. View more info

The Dragon Empress Life and Times of Tz's Hsi 1835 1908 Epress Dowager of China

By: Warner, Marina

Price: £5.50

Publisher: Cardinal: 1974

Seller ID: 17086

ISBN: 0351186573

Condition: Very Good


A full sized book of 217pp. Illustrated softback covers with a couple of light creases to the spine. Many colour and b + w illustrations. Internally clean and tight. A biography of the ruthless and clever woman who ruled over China from 1861 to 1908. View more info

A Portrait of Lord Nelson

By: Warner, Oliver

Price: £2.50

Publisher: Reprint Society: 1959

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 6161

Condition: Very Good


331pp, black boards with cream spine. B + w illustrations. One light mark to top of foredge, otherwise a clean copy. A biography of the great admiral. View more info

The Life Story of Thomas Langton of Malton The Yorkshire Evangelist

By: Watson, Isaac C

Price: £37.00

Publisher: Rochdale, Thomas Champness: 1895

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15233

Condition: Very Good


211 pp, including erratum page, black cloth covered boards with gilt title. Frontispiece portrait. Internally clean. The biography of the Methodist preacher and evangelist born at Great Ouseburn in 1836. Rare. View more info

No Man An Island A Biography Of Peter Spencer

By: Waugh, Eileen

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Triton: 1972

Seller ID: 3851

ISBN: 0363000259

Condition: Very Good


4th impression. 196pp. Dustjacket with slight edgewear to spine. B + w and colour illustrations. Previous owner's signature on flyleaf, otherwise clean. Foreword by Douglas Bader. The story of how Peter Spencer rebuilt his life as an artist after losing both arms in the war. Includes a gift tag, found in the book, by Peter Spencer. View more info

No Man An Island A Biography Of Peter Spencer

By: Waugh, Eileen

Price: £2.50

Publisher: Garden City Press:

Seller ID: 8989

ISBN: 0950299308

Condition: Very Good


196pp, illustrated softback covers. Colour and b + w illustrations. Foreword by Douglas Bader. A biography of the pilot who lost the use of his arms but still became an acclaimed artist View more info

Warren The Man The Court The Era

By: Weaver, John D

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Gollancz: 1968

Seller ID: 602

Condition: Fine


406 pp, red boards, priceclipped dustjacket is otherwise complete. B + w frontispiece portrait. A biography of the Chief Justice of the USA Supreme Court. View more info

Puccini the Man and His Music

By: Weaver, William

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Hutchinsons: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13286

ISBN: 0091323800

Condition: Fine


146pp, complete dustjacket with a short crease to top back edge. Many colour and b + w illustrations. A very clean copy. The story of the great composer. View more info

Women of Our Time

By: Webb, Pauline M

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Cargate Press: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8023

Condition: Fine


132pp. Complete dustjacket. B + w illustrations. A very clean copy. The stories of 6 modern missionaries - in Nigeria, Rhodesia, Jamaica, Mysore and China. View more info

Women of Our Company

By: Webb, Pauline M

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Cargate Press: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10493

Condition: Very Good


144pp. Complete dustjacket with a couple of closed tears. B + w illustrations. Missionaries and Pioneers - celebrating the Centenary of the Women's Work of the Methodist Missionary Society View more info

Verdi

By: Wechsberg, Joseph

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Arts Book Society Readers Union: 1974

Seller ID: 11747

Condition: Fine


Large format. 255pp, complete dustjacket. 16 colour and 120 b + w illustrations. A clean copy. A biography of the composer. View more info

Montrose

By: Wedgwood, C V

Price: £2.50

Publisher: Fontana: 1961

Seller ID: 11633

Condition: Very Good


158pp, the pages browning a little with age, softback covers. A tight, clean copy. The classic biography of the great Civil War general. View more info

Napoleon 1769 - 1827

By: Wheeler, Harold F B

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Harrap: 1921

Seller ID: 15438

Condition: Very Good


New and enlarged edition. 319pp, red cloth covered boards with gilt title with a couple of small marks. Colour and b + w illustrations. Map. Internally clean. The life and career of Napoleon. View more info

Rembrandt

By: White, Christopher

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Thames and Hudson: 1984

Seller ID: 16844

ISBN: 0500201951

Condition: Fine


216pp, laminated illustrated softback covers without creases. 171 illustrations of which 16 are in colour. A clean, tight copy. A revealing study of Rembrandt's life and development as an artist. View more info

John Ruskin

By: Whitehouse, J Howard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Oxford, The Ruskin Society and Friends of Brantwood: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12519

Condition: Very Good


26pp, cream boards. Handmade paper with hand cut edges. Internally very clean. A study of Ruskin's life and thought, part of which was originally published in 'Great Democrats'. View more info