Category: Biography


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Oscar Wilde A Present Time Appraisal

By: Ervine, St John

Price: £6.50

Publisher: George Allen & Unwin: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12497

Condition: Very Good

336pp, green cloth covered boards, faded to spine. Bookplate to inner board, otherwise internally very clean. A biography and appraisal of Wilde's work, by a playwright. View more info

The Right Hon Benjamin Disraeli Earl of Beaconsfield KG And His Times Vol I Division II

By: Ewald, Alexander Charles

Price: £9.00

Publisher: William Mackenzie: 1883

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10622

Condition: Very Good

Large format. A handsome book with blue cloth covered boards with gilt armorial decoration,all edges gilt. B + w illustrations. Original owner's name on flyleaf, a few small spots of foxing, otherwise clean. This volume commences part way thorugh Ch. X to most of Ch XVIII, covering political life from Aberdeen's Government of 1852, through to 1861. View more info

The Life and Times of Charles II

By: Falkus, Christopher

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Book Club Associates: 1972

Seller ID: 4132

Condition: Very Good

223pp, complete dustjacket. 16 colour and 100 b + w illustrations. Introduction by Antonia Fraser. Previous owner's bookplate, otherwise clean. A biography of the Stuart king. View more info

Josephine Butler Her Work and Principles and their Meaning for the Twentieth Century

By: Fawcett, Millicent and Turner, E M

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Association for Moral & Social Hygiene: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5985

Condition: Very Good

164pp, marbled paper covered boards with cloth spine. Internally clean. Essays on Butler's work for women, specially written for her Centenary 1828-1928. Rare. View more info


By: Feinstein, Elaine

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Weidenfeld: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6818

ISBN: 0297818260

Condition: Very Good

309pp. Complete dustjacket with portrait of Pushkin. B + w illustrations. Bottom of the front cover a little rubbed, otherwise a very clean copy. The story of Russia's favourite poet. View more info

Churchill The Man Of The Century

By: Ferrier, Neil (ed)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Robinson: 1955

Seller ID: 1656

Condition: Very Good

Large format. 93 pp, dustjacket with portions of loss to top edges.Many b + w photographs. Internally clean. A pictorial biography. View more info

One Man in His Time The Life of Lieutenant Colonel NLD Billy McLean DSO

By: Fielding, Xan

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17119

ISBN: 0333480473

Condition: Fine

222pp, complete dustjacket in removeable protective plastic sleeve. B + w photographs. A very small scrape mark to a corner of the flyleaf, otherwise a very clean copy. A biography of the man who commanded guerrillas in Abyssinia and organised partisans in Albania in the Second World War, became an MP and made important contacts in the Middle East, which enabled him to play a leading part in saving North Yemen from Marxism. View more info

My Darling Clementine The Story of Lady Churchill

By: Fishman, Jack

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Pan: 1964

Seller ID: 12092

Condition: Very Good

Revised edition.381pp, the paper browning a little with age, illustrated softback covers. B + w photographs. A clean, tight copy. The biography of Winston Churchill's wife View more info

Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire

By: Foreman, Amanda

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Flamingo: 1999

Seller ID: 12165

ISBN: 0006550169

Condition: Very Good

463pp. Colour and b + w illustrations. Light creases to spine, otherwise a clean Near Fine copy. The story of the eighteenth century duchess who ruled fashionable society View more info

The Life of Oliver Goldsmith

By: Forster, John

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Hutchinson: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14502

Condition: Very Good

'Abridged, and newly edited with Notes etc.' 460pp, green cloth covered boards with a little wear to top of spine. Previous owner's name to flyleaf, otherwise internally clean. A classic biography of the 18th century writer. View more info

William Makepeace Thackeray

By: Forster, Margaret

Price: £6.50

Publisher: BCA: 1979

Seller ID: 9146

Condition: Very Good

A large book of 391pp, complete dustjacket. B + w illustrations. A few very light spots of foxing to foredge, otherwise a very clean copy. Fictionalized autobiography of the author. View more info


By: Franklin, Benjamin

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Dent: 1948

Seller ID: 16147

Condition: Very Good

Reset Everyman edition, with an Index. Introduction, Draft Scheme, Autobiography, Later Life by W Macdonald and Index. 240pp. pink cloth covered boards, a little faded to spine. Original owner's name faintly to flyleaf, otherwise a clean copy. View more info

The Incredible De Foe

By: Freeman, William

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Herbert Jenkins: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11609

Condition: Very Good

304pp, illustrated dustjacket with wear to the edges and a little loss. Frontispiece portrait and family tree. A couple of light spots of foxing to the foredge, otherwise internally clean. The adventurous life of Daniel De Foe, writer, traveller, spy and friend of King WIlliam. View more info

The Reign of Edward the Sixth

By: Froude, James Anthony

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Dent:

Seller ID: 10387

Condition: Good

Everyman edition, probably 1920s. Red cloth covered boards, faded to spine. Previous owner's name on flyleaf, pencil marking to edges of paragraphs, otherwise clean - a good 'reading copy' View more info

Queen Victoria

By: Fulford, Roger

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Collins: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2589

Condition: Very Good

144pp, blue boards, faded to spine. B + w photographs. Ex college library, so stamp to title page and to flyleaf, which has pocket and remains of label, otherwise clean. A biography in the 'Brief Lives' series. View more info

Puritan's Progress A Study Of John Bunyan

By: Furlong, Monica

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Hodder: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1762

ISBN: 0340169419

Condition: Fine

223 pp, dustjacket with a couple of short closed tears to edges of spine, no loss. Internally very clean. a biography of John Bunyan View more info

Constable And His World

By: Gadney, Reg

Price: £4.50

Publisher: BCA: 1976

Seller ID: 2039

Condition: Fine

128pp, green boards, dustjacket with 2 short closed tears to bottom of spine, no loss. 121 illustrations in b + w. Internally clean. The life and world of the artist View more info

Backing Into The Limelight The Biography of Alan Bennett

By: Games, Alexander

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Headline: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13027

ISBN: 0747270309

Condition: Very Good

312pp, complete dustjacket with one very short closed tear to edge. B + w illustrations. A number written on top margin of one page, otherwise internally clean. A biography of the writer and dramatist. View more info

The Life and Death of Benjamin Robert Haydon 1786 - 1846

By: George, Eric

Price: £5.50

Publisher: Oxford: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16534

Condition: Very Good

314pp, brown cloth covered boards with a few light marks. Colour frontispiece and b + w illustrations. Previous owner's name to flyleaf, otherwise internally very clean. A biography of the artist, admired by Keats and Wordsworth who was also famous for his Journals. Comes with a 1996 article from The Times Magazine by Richard Cork with a reassessment of the artist. View more info

Shorter Encyclopaedia of Islam Edited on Behalf of The Royal Netherlands Academy

By: Gibb, H A R And Kramers, J H

Price: £24.50

Publisher: E J Brill: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16704

Condition: Very Good

A large, heavy book of 671pp. Dark blue cloth covered boards, a little faded to the spine. B + w photographs. Internally clean. The Shorter Encyclopaedia includes all the articles in the first edition and supplement of the Encyclopaedia of Islam which relate particularly to the religion and law of Islam. View more info