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Beckett Remembering Remembering Beckett

By: James Knowlson

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03749

ISBN: 0747578826

Condition: Near Fine


Beautifully designed and containing fascinating insights into Becketts world, together with a wide selection of photographs, some of them previously unpublished, this book is a lively and revealing tribute to a great novelist, poet and dramatist. The d/w a small nick to the head of the spine. A good clean tight copy. View more info

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Sounds Out of Silence a Life of Alexander Graham Bell

By: James Mackay

Price: £16.50

Publisher: Scotland, Trafalgar Square: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04531

ISBN: 1851588337

Condition: Very Good


This biography follows Bell from his birthplace in Edinburgh to his studies and teaching in London and Europe and thence to riches and fame in the United States and Canada. This book is the definitive story of one of the world's greatest inventors. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Peggy Angus: Designer, Teacher, Painter

By: James Russell

Price: £250.00

Publisher: UK, Antique Collectors' Club: 2014

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03711

ISBN: 1851497684

Condition: Fine


Few people who met Peggy Angus ever forgot her. Passionate, outspoken and irreverent, she began her career as a painter and muralist before finding her vision as a designer of tile murals and wallpaper. As a teacher she inspired generations of students, of all ages and abilities, instilling in them her belief that art is integral to human life. Combining biography with critical analysis of her work, this richly illustrated book aims both to celebrate Peggy's life and remarkable career. There is a tear to the top of the crease on the front flap which has been repaired by an internal white paper... View more info

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The Young Hamilton

By: James Thomas Flexner

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Collins: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04474

ISBN: 000216888X

Condition: Very Good


This biography of Alexander Hamilton concentrates on the first twenty-six years of the statesman's life - up to the end of the American Revolution - during which his character was established and his writings were at their most personally revealing. There is light wear to the corners and extremities on the D/w. View more info

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Diamond Sky: A Brief Introduction to the Buddhist Path

By: Jampa Thaye

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Ganesha Press Ltd: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04330

ISBN: 0950911917

Condition: Very Good


This book is an intimate and penetrating guide to Buddhist spirituality. In a series of chapters dealing with such topics as the Transmission of the Lineage, Jampa Thaye skilfully presents the timeless wisdom of Buddha to western audience. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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John Buchan and his world

By: Janet Adam Smith

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Thames and Hudson: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04534

ISBN: 0500130671

Condition: Very Good


The author captures the flavour of Buchan's energetic literary and political life but also of the 'happy moorland peace' of his native Scottish hills, which he loved best of all. This book also has 121 illustrations. The D/w has been priced clipped. A good, tight copy. View more info

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Desert Queen : The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell

By: Janet Wallach

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfield and Nicolson: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04209

ISBN: 0297812491

Condition: Near Fine


Turning away from privileged Victorian England, Gertrude Bell explored . mapped and excavated the world of the Arabs, winning the trust of Arab Sheiks and chieftains along the way. Gertrude Bell emerges in this biography as a woman whose accomplishments rank as crucial to world history and whose life is both a heartbreaking story and grand adventure. There is very light creasing to the head od the spine on the D/W. View more info

Different drummer: the life of Kenneth MacMillan

By: Jann Parry

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Faber & Faber: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04400

ISBN: 0571243037

Condition: Very Good


This first complete biography of Kenneth MacMillan tracks the life of this complex artist from his working-class upbringing, to his posts as Artistic Director of the first Berlin Ballet and then the Royal Ballet, to his tragic and sudden death during a performance of one of his own ballets in 1992. There is a small indent on the fore edge of the text block And a crease across the corner on the front cover. A good tight copy. View more info

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Garibaldi

By: Jasper Ridley

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Phoenix: 2001

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03852

ISBN: 1842121529

Condition: Near Fine


One of history's greatest reformers, Garibaldi won his first battle against Aegean Pirates, his last battle against German Dragoons. He went to jail in Russia and led Brazilian rebels in the field. He was twice an admiral and seven times a general, a high government official in at least five countries, became Commander in Chief of the Uruguayan Army, Dictator of Sicily and Freeman of the City of London. There is some light creasing to the covers and spine, and light marking to the text block. The price of this book includes 2nd class postage. View more info

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Le Corbusier

By: Jean-Louis Cohen

Price: £16.50

Publisher: GmbH, Taschen: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03017

ISBN: 3822835358

Condition: Very Good


Few architects have embodied the hopes and disillusionments of the industrial age as Le Corbusier did, nor have any quite so scandalized and outraged their contemporaries. This book is lavishly illustrated throughout with full colour photographs. A clean tight copy. View more info

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Edmund Wilson: A Biography

By: Jeffrey Meyers

Price: £16.00

Publisher: USA, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04401

ISBN: 0395689937

Condition: Very Good


This pioneering life of Edmund Wilson completes the trilogy on modern American writers that Jeffery Meyers began with biographies of Hemingway and Fitzgerald. Wilson , whom Gore Vidal call " America's best mind " had interest that ranged far beyond literature. The D/W shows light shelf wear. A good, tight copy. View more info

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Nature's Engraver: A Life of Thomas Bewick

By: Jenny Uglow

Price: £25.00

Publisher: UK, Faber & Faber: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04250

ISBN: 0571223745

Condition: Very Good


In this superbly illustrated life, Jenny Uglow tells the story of the farmer's son from Tyneside who never courted fame yet revolutionised wood engraving and influenced book illustration for a century to come. It is a story of violent change and radical politics, of Newcastle and the Tyne. A journey into a past whose energy and power still haunt us today. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Tobias Smollett

By: Jeremy Lewis

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathon Cape: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04535

ISBN: 0224061518

Condition: Very Good


Crammed with curious details from the worlds of publishing, medicine, politics and literary life. This book is a magnificent resurrection of a writer who was hard-boiled and thin skinned, generous and vindictive, comical and curmudgeonly. The d/w has light shelf wear. A good, tight copy. View more info

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The Secret People of the Palaces: The Royal Household from the Plantagenets to Queen Victoria

By: Joan Glasheen

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Uk, Batsford: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04237

ISBN: 0713483938

Condition: Very Good


Joan Glasheen has traced these secret people in the huge ledgers of the Lord Chamberlain and Lord Steward's Office, which record their pay, food, lodging, liveries, gifts both to and from their sovereigns, and pensions. This is a marvellously entertaining and sympathetic account of those people closest to England's kings and queens. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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And That's Not All: The Memoirs of Joan Plowright.

By: Joan Plowright

Price: £15.00

Publisher: uk, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03660

ISBN: 0297645943

Condition: Fine


With a host of good stories of a life devoted to acting, of fellow actors and directors, she recalls a career that continued to flourish in the years sinceOlivier's death. Joan Plowright reveals herself as a natural raconteur: her memoirs are a delight. There is light shelf wear to the D/W. View more info

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The Red Dean of Canterbury: The Public and Private Faces of Hewlett Johnson

By: John Butler

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Scala Arts Publishers Inc.: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03700

ISBN: 1857597362

Condition: Fine


Hewlett Johnson, the ' Red Dean' of Canterbury Cathedral from 1931-1963, was one of the most complex and intriguing public figures in the twentieth century Britain. He did not retire as Dean until the age of eighty-nine, , when he had served almost sixty years in the Anglian ministry. There is light rippling to the top edge of the D/W. A good , clean and tight copy. View more info

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While Cannons Roared: The Civil War Behind the Lines

By: John M Taylor

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Brassey's Inc.: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04530

ISBN: 1574881507

Condition: Very Good


This book is an intimate picture of the American Civil War on the home front, in corridors of power - ans even in the capital's most prestigious hotel. Packed with drama and colourful characters, this diverse collection of intriguing, unusual , and occasionally bizarre true stories is a dream come true for Civil War buffs. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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The Stones of Venice Vol II - The Sea Stories.

By: John Ruskin

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, George Routledge & Son Ltd: 1904

Sellers ID: 04498

Condition: Very Good


There is foxing to the front and rear paste-downs , front rear end papers and half -a dozen other pages and on the edges of the text block. otherwise a tight little copy. View more info

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Donne: The Reformed Soul

By: John Stubbs

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Viking: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04413

ISBN: 0670915106

Condition: Very Good


Following Donne through calm and storm, from plague-ridden streets to the palaces of the English Renaissance, from the taverns and theatres on the bankside to the pulpit of St Paul's, John Stubbs's biography is a vivid, dazzling portrait of an extraordinary writer and his country at a time of bewildering and cruel transformation. The Text block has speckling to its page edges, The D/w shows wear to its extremities and corners. View more info

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Barefoot Soldier: A Story of Extreme Valour

By: Johnson Beharry VC

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Sphere: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03965

ISBN: 0316733210

Condition: Near Fine


On the 18 march 2005, johnson Beharry, a private with the 1st Battalion Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment received Britain's highest award for gallantry. He became the first living recipient of the Victoria Cross for nearly forty years. View more info