Category: Biography


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Iris A Memoir of Iris Murdoch

By: Bayley, John

Price: £1.50

Publisher: Abacus: 2002

Seller ID: 16613

ISBN: 0349114293

Condition: Fine

294pp, paper browning a very little with age, illustrated softback covers with a photograph of Iris Murdoch. Complete dustjacket with a photograph of Judi Dench from the film. B + w photographs. A very clean, tight copy. A biography of the novelist and philosopher, by her husband. View more info

The Presidents In American History

By: Beard, Charles A and Beard, Walter

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Messner: 1969

Seller ID: 1176

Condition: Very Good

30th printing. 199pp, dustjacket, worn to edges and repaired. B + w illustrations. Flyleaf attached to front board and 2 small library stamps blacked out on title page, otherwise internally clean. View more info

Benjamin Franklin A Biographical Sketch

By: Becker, Carl L

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Cornell: 1946

Seller ID: 2302

Condition: Very Good

Reproduced from Dictionary Of American Biography, with new prefatory note. 49pp, blue cloth boards. Faint stamp on title page and pocket on inner board, otherwise internally very clean. View more info

The Independent on Sunday Book of Interviews Volume 2 Women

By: Bedell, Geraldine and Lambert, Angela and Picardie, Justine et al

Price: £2.50

Publisher: Independent News & Media: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16515

Condition: Very Good

128pp, softback covers. A clean, tight copy. An anthology of interviews from two decades with famous women - Paula Yates, Kate Moss, Imelda Marcos, Ninette de Valois, Zadie Smith, Susie Orbach, Yoko Ono, Cerys Matthews, Fenella Fielding, Doreen Lawrence etc View more info

Virginia Woolf Vol I

By: Bell, Quentin

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Paladin: 1976

Seller ID: 3734

ISBN: 05886083537

Condition: Very Good

228pp, the edges browning a little with age. B + w photographs. A clean, tight copy. The first part of the biography by her nephew, covers 1882 -1912. View more info

The Teeth of the Dragon

By: Belmer, Roy

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Epworth: 1964

Seller ID: 323

Condition: Fine

188 pp, green cloth boards, b + w photographs in text. The incredible story of the survival of Annie James, a New Zealand nurse in communist China. View more info

Johnson Agonistes and Other Essays

By: Bertrand H Bronson

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Cambridge: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16496

Condition: Fine

156pp, complete dustjacket sun darkened to the edges and spine. Internally very clean. Three essays on Johnson Agonistes, Boswell's Boswell and Johnson's 'Irene' , originally printed in 'The University of California Publications in English'. View more info

The Indomitable Mrs Trollope

By: Bigland, Eileen

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Barrie & Jenkins: 1970

Seller ID: 4061

ISBN: 0214652467

Condition: Very Good

219pp, dustjacket with a little wear to top of spine. Previous owner's name on flyleaf, otherwise internally clean. A biography of Frances Trollope, the novelist, and mother of Anthony Trollope. View more info

Two Royal Brothers

By: Binner, Ina

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Hale: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8478

ISBN: 0709147295

Condition: Fine

183pp. Complete dustjacket by Nicholas Day, faded to spine. Gift inscription from the author on flyleaf, otherwise internally clean. Princes Harry and Charles Stuart, and Walter Raleigh. View more info

Et Cetera A Collection

By: Birrell, Augustine

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Chatto: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14501

Condition: Very Good

277pp, brown cloth covered boards. Internally very clean. Essays on Boswell, Scott,, Wyclif, Bunyan, Whitefield, Hawthorne, Crabb, Peacock, Hickey, 'Pamela' etc View more info

The Mark Of The Maker A Portrait Of Helen Waddell

By: Blackett, Monica

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Constable: 1973

Seller ID: 4075

ISBN: 094591008

Condition: Very Good

1st reprint, same year as 1st edition. 256pp, priceclipped dustjacket with one short closed tear. B + w illustrations. Previous owner's name on flyleaf and title page, otherwise internally very clean. A biography of the author of 'Peter Abelard'. View more info


By: Blom, Eric

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Dent: 1946

Seller ID: 5242

Condition: Very Good

5th impression, with corrections. 388pp, dustjacket with wear to edges. B + w illustrations. A couple of very small spots of foxing to foredge, previous owner's bookplate on inner board, otherwise internally clean. A biography of Mozart and his contemporaries, with a useful calendar and list of works. One of the Master Musicians series. View more info


By: Blom, Eric

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Dent: 1978

Seller ID: 16142

Condition: Fine

A reprint of the second revised edition. 388pp, priceclipped dustjacket with wear to enda of spine. 8 pages of b + w illustrations, and music in the text. Internally clean. A classic biography of Mozart and his contemporaries, with a calendar and list of works. One of the Master Musicians series. View more info

John Keats

By: Blunden, Edmund

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co: 1954

Seller ID: 11452

Condition: Very Good

Revised edition, produced for the British Council and the National Book League. 40pp, softback covers. Portrait. Internally clean. A biography and appreciation of Keats' work, by a fellow poet. View more info

James Hogg The Ettrick Shepherd Memorial Volume

By: Borland, R (ed)

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Selkirk, James Lewis: 1898

Seller ID: 2058

Condition: Very Good

Being the speeches delivered on the occasion of the Unveiling of the Memorial erected to commemorate the birthplace of James Hogg The Ettrick Shepherd at Ettrickhall on 28th June 1898. 81 pp, green cloth covered boards. B + w photographs of the event and portraits. An extra sepia photograph tipped in of St Mary's Loch from Tibbie Shiels boat pier. Pencil marginalia show that the book was originally owned by the brother in law of Mr R Richardson of Gattonside House and make occasional identifications. View more info

The Life of Samuel Johnson

By: Boswell, James

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Collins: 1111

Seller ID: 6512

Condition: Very Good

Probably 1930s. Pocket sized. 637pp in dark red cloth covered boards, faded to spine. Frontispiece portrait and sepia illustrations. Original owner's name on flyleaf, otherwise internally clean. View more info

Boswell's Life of Johnson Illustrated Volume One

By: Boswell, James

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Office of the National Illustrated Library:

Seller ID: 11575

Condition: Good

'10th thousand' - probably late 19th century. 291pp,green cloth covered boards with impressed design, faded gilt to spine. Many engraved ilustrations. Occasional marks, but mainly clean. Vol I contains Chapters I to XIV - to 1765. View more info

The Life of Samuel Johnson Volume the Fourth

By: Boswell, James

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Oxford: 1826

Seller ID: 11577

Condition: Very Good

Oxford English Classics edition. Large size. 428pp, including index to all four volumes.Original paper coverd boards with paper label, front gutter now weak. Hand cut edges, hand made paper. Previous owner's name on flyleaf, light spots of foxing, otherwise internally clean. Vol 4 covers from 1780. View more info

The Life of Samuel Johnson LLD Volume One

By: Boswell, James

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Dent: 1907

Seller ID: 7405

Condition: Very Good

Everyman edition. The first volume of two. 638pp, light blue cloth covered boards, now a little darkened with age, with gilt ornament to spine. Decorated title pages and endpapers. Includes Introduction and Chronological Table. This volume goes to 1776, when Dr Johnson was aged 67. View more info

A Shorter Boswell

By: Boswell, James and Bailey, John (ed)

Price: £2.50

Publisher: Nelson: 1932

Seller ID: 16510

Condition: Very Good

Edited and with an Introduction by John Bailey. 256pp with blue cloth covered boards with gilt title. Frontispiece illustration. School ownership stamps to innner board, a couple of small foxmarks to foredge, otherwise internally clean. 195 extracts from Boswell's Life of Dr Samuel Johnson - part of the Teaching of English series. View more info