Category: Biography


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Chambers's Miscellany Of Useful And Entertaining Tracts Vol XV

By: -

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Chambers: 1847

Seller ID: 4705

Condition: Good

Black and white engraved illustrations. Decorative paper covered boards, now a little grubby, with the paper spine cover missing, so a little shaken. Previous owner's name and address on flyleaf, a couple of marks, otherwise internally clean. This volume has 10 'tracts' - including the life of William Penn, the man in the iron mask, the life and travels of John Lewis Burckhardt and The Christmas Holiday. View more info

The University of Leeds Review 1969

By: -

Price: £5.00

Publisher: University of Leeds: 1969

Seller ID: 5144

Condition: Fine

B + w illustrations. Includes articles on Pascal and Newman by J M Cameron, A H Hanson SOme Literature on Student Revolt, Brian Hogan on Criminal Liability without Fault and J P Roberts on ceramics. View more info

Vincent Van Gogh Paintings and Drawings from the collection of the Vincent Van Gogh Foundation Amsterdam

By: -

Price: £4.00

Publisher: The Arts Council: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11011

Condition: Fine

128pp, soft covers with an illustration by Van Gogh. Introduction, Vincent in England and the catalogue of the works in the exhibition, with useful biographical information and notes. View more info

Martin Luther the Reformer

By: -

Price: £7.50

Publisher: S W Partridge & Co: 1111

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13484

Condition: Very Good

Circa 1890. 96pp and publisher's catalogue. Blue cloth covered boards with an illustration in gold and black. B + w engraved illustrations and headpieces to chapters. A clean, attractive copy. View more info

The Life of Sir Thomas Gresham Founder of the Royal Exchange

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Price: £25.00

Publisher: Charles Knight: 1845

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16359

Condition: Very Good

Part of the Knight's Weekly volume series. Pocket sized. 245pp, decorated paper covers with tape strengthening to the lower part of the spine. Frontispiece engraved portrait. Internally clean. Includes an Appendix on Thomas Churchyard, and the publisher's catalogue. A rare copy of a biography of the Tudor merchant and founder of Gresham College. The BM catalogue gives the author as either Charles Knight or William Macfarlane. View more info

The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century

By: Aldersley Williams, Hugh

Price: £18.50

Publisher: Granta: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17087

ISBN: 978184708900

Condition: As New

First edition. 330pp, complete illustrated dustjacket. B + w illustrations SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page, otherwise internally very clean. A celebration of the life and thought of Sir Thomas Browne 1605 - 1682 and a walk with him through the moral and intellectual mazes of modern life. View more info

Abraham Lincoln From His Own Words and Contemporary Accounts

By: Appleman, Roy Edgar (ed) and Lincoln, Abraham

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Unites States Information Service: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12688

Condition: Very Good

Large format. 44pp, softback covers. B + w maps and photographs. A couple of very light spots of foxing to Contents page, otherwise a very clean Near Fine copy. Produced to mark the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. View more info

The Empress Catherine

By: Aretz, Gertrude

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Godfrey & Stephens Ltd: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16609

Condition: Very Good

Translated by Harry C Schnur. 244pp, black boards with gilt title. B + w illustrations. Previous owner's bookplate to the flyleaf, otherwise a clean copy. A biography of the German princess who became the ruler of Russia. Includes Appendix I - Catherine in her Letters, and a second Appendix of The Palace Revolution from the Memoirs of Princess Dashkov. View more info

The Story of Sadler's Wells 1683 1964

By: Arundell, Dennis

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5652

Condition: Very Good

306pp, complete dustjacket in removeable plastic sleeve. B + w illustrations. Ex library, with pocket on inner board and stamps on flyleaf and title page, otherwise clean , so sold as good reading copy. The history of one of the oldest English Theatres, and the actors and playwrights who worked there. View more info

Charles Darwin

By: Aydon, Cyril

Price: £5.50

Publisher: Constable: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16898

Condition: Fine

326pp, the page edges tanning a very little with age. Complete illustrated dustjacket B + w illustrations. A very clean copy. The life and work of the man who wrote the Origin of Species and The Descent of Man, and changed the world. View more info

A Portrait of Sheridan

By: Ayling, Stanley

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Constable: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14810

ISBN: 0094653801

Condition: As New

218pp, complete dustjacket. B + w illustrations. A very clean copy. A biography of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, the 18th century dramatist and politician. View more info

The Doyle Diary The Last Great Conan Doyle Mystery

By: Baker, Michael

Price: £5.00

Publisher: BCA: 1978

Edition: Book Club

Seller ID: 4868

Condition: Very Good

Long format. 91pp, cream boards with a couple of small marks, gilt title. Colour and b + w illustrations. Internally clean. The curious case of Charles Altamont Doyle the father of Conan Doyle. View more info

The Unsinkable Mrs Brown

By: Bancroft, Caroline

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Johnson Books: 2015

Seller ID: 16160

ISBN: 0933472250

Condition: As New

45pp, illustrated laminated softback covers. Many b + w illustrations. A very clean copy. The colourful career of Mrs Molly Brown, the red haired Irish girl who rose from waitress in Leadville to being the grandest of Society dames - and survived the sinking of The Titanic. View more info

Giving And Receiving An Adventure In African Medical Service

By: Barker, Anthony

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Readers Union and The Faith Press: 1961

Seller ID: 4984

Condition: Fine

175pp, complete dustjacket with a light ring mark to the front. B + w photographs. Internally very clean. Medical work in N'qutu, Zululand, South Africa. View more info

Daniel Boone

By: Barnes, Bertha

Price: £2.50

Publisher: Jefferson City: 1974

Seller ID: 5749

Condition: Fine

4th printing. 29pp, softback covers. B + w illustrations by Darrell Isaacs. A clean copy. The story of the famous American pioneer. View more info

Margaret Ogilvy By Her Son

By: Barrie, J M

Price: £5.50

Publisher: Hodder: 1898

Seller ID: 4486

Condition: Very Good

'43rd Thousand'. 204pp, black cloth boards. Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. Hand cut foredge. A couple of light fox marks, not affecting text, otherwise clean. View more info

Rosa Luxemburg A Reappraisal

By: Basso, Lelio

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Andre Deutsch: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16025

ISBN: 0233966382

Condition: Fine

First English editon, translated by Douglas Parmee. 183pp, with a complete dustjacket. A very clean copy. The life and thought of the socialist who played a leading role in the German and Polish movements before the 1917 - 19 revolutionary years. View more info

Great Names In Exploration

By: Bath, Philip E

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Wheaton of Exeter: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1740

Condition: Very Good

112 pp, dustjacket in removeable plastic cover. B + w photographs. Corner of flyleaf clipped, otherwise VG. Includes David Livingstone, Vasco Da Gama, Columbus, Thor Heyerdahl, Gertrude Bell, John Hunt, Admiral Byrd. View more info

The Lighthouse Stevensons

By: Bathurst, Bella

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Flamingo: 1999

Seller ID: 11380

ISBN: 0006530761

Condition: As New

284pp, illustrated softback covers. B + w illustrations. A clean, tight, unread copy. The story of the building of the Scottish lighthouses by the ancestors of Robert Louis Stevenson. View more info

Mrs Gladstone The Portrait of A Marriage

By: Battiscombe, Georgina

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Constable: 1956

Seller ID: 6239

Condition: Very Good

251pp, dustjacket with wear to edges and a portion of loss to the top of the spine. Colour frontispiece portrait. A few light spots of foxing to foredge, otherwise internally clean. View more info