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Nancy Mitford: a Memoir. First Edition in dustjacket

By: ACTON, Harold MITFORD, Nancy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton, London, 1975,:

Seller ID: 92

[MITFORD, Nancy] ACTON, Harold. Nancy Mitford : A Memoir. London : Hamish Hamilton, 1975. Pp (10),xi-xvi,1-252,(2) + 12 pp plates. 8vo, rose cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Ritchie, Harold Acton : A Bibliography. A23a. Several page corner creased from in-lieu-of-book-mark folding over, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. Ex libris Rev. R.J. MacSween (1915-1990) with his name on flyleaf. 25.00 View more info

Day Gone By : An Autobiography. First Edition in dustjacket

By: ADAMS, Richard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hutchinson, London, 1990, ISBN:0091739675:

Seller ID: 24620

ADAMS, Richard. The Day Gone By : An Autobiography. London : Hutchinson, (1990). First Printing. Pp 398. "This captivating and beautifully-written memoir follows Adams from his birth in 1920 to the end of the Second World War. It contains a memorable recreation of the Adams family, while recording the childhood of an observant, deeply sensitive boy in Newbury, Berkshire, from the mid 1920s on." Very good in dustjacket. 20.00 View more info

Other Man : Conversations with Graham Greene. First British Editiom in dustjacket.

By: ALLAIN, Marie-Francoise. WALDMAN, Guido (translator fr. the French). GREENE, Graham).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Bodley Head, London, 1983,:

Seller ID: 99

(GREENE, Graham). ALLAIN, Marie-Françoise. The Other Man : Conversations with Graham Greene. Translated from the French by Guido Waldman. London: The Bodley Head, (1983). First UK Edition. Pp. (6),7-[187],(5). 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed green. "to make Graham Greene's real acquaintance it is necessary to look for him in his books. 'I thinkmy books are my children,' he frankly concedes. In his autobiographical wo rks, 'A Sort of Life' and 'Ways of Escape' he does, it is true, lift a corner of the veil. But we have had to wait till the publication of these ... View more info

Kipling Sahib : India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling. First Edition in dustjacket, signed by author

By: ALLEN, Charles KIPLING, Rudyard

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, London, 2007, ISBN:9780316726559:

Seller ID: 111054

ALLEN, Charles. Kipling Sahib : India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling. (London) : Little, Brown, (2007). First British Edition. Pp (8),ix-xix,(3),1-426,+ 16 pp plates. Text illustrations. Maps. Index. 8vo, brown cloth, red lettering to spine, illustrated endpapers. "This is the story of the forgotten Kipling: 'Ruddy' the troubled youth eager to be accepted by Anglo-Indian society but too arrogant for his own good. A boy terrified of heat, darkness, and disease; a teenager who suffered a series of physical and mental breakdowns and turned to opiates for relief. A young man compelled to ta... View more info

Biographer's Moustache. First Edition in dustjacket

By: AMIS, Kingsley

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Flamingo, London, 1995, ISBN:0002253305:

Seller ID: 24446

AMIS, Kingsley. The Biographer's Moustache. (London) : Flamingo, (1995). First Printing. Pp 282. 8vo, blue cloth. "Deliciously wicked and delightfullymischievous, The Biographer`s Moustache mercilessly exposes a literary wor ld of pretension and vanity while poignantly revealing the potential for love across the social divide.". "Gordon Scott-Thompson, a struggling hack, gets commissioned to write the biography of veteran novelist, Jimmie Fane. It is a task which proves to be fraught with extraordinary and unforeseen difficulties. Fane, an unashamed snob, has many pet hates, includ... View more info

John Aubrey and His Friends. Second British Printing, in dustjacket, ex-library.

By: AUBREY, John). POWELL, Anthony.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Eyre and Spottiswoode, London, 1948,:

Seller ID: 112506

(AUBREY, John). POWELL, Anthony. John Aubrey and His Friends. London : Eyre& Spottiswoode, (1948). Second Impression December 1948. Pp. (4),5-335,(1) , portrait frontispiece + [8] leaves of illustrations and [2] leaves folding charts. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "John Aubrey, the seventeenth-century writer and antiquary, is an historical figure no less interesting and characteristic of his period than Pepys or Evelyn. His masterpiece, the 400 or more 'Brief Lives' from which so many of the best character sketches in English history have been taken, shows him to have been on ... View more info

Auden : A Carnival of Intellect. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: AUDEN, W.H.). CALLAN, Edward CALLAN, Edward

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York / Oxford, 1983,:

Seller ID: 14548

(AUDEN, W.H.). CALLAN, Edward. Auden : A Carnival of Intellect. New York / Oxford : 1983. Previous owner's name marked over, else vg in vg dj. 17.50 View more info

Auden. First Edition in dustjacket


Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, 1995,:

Seller ID: 14547

(AUDEN, W.H.). DAVENPORT-HINES, Richard. Auden. London : (1995). Fine in fine dj. 25.00 View more info

Auden in Love. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: AUDEN, W.H.). FARNAN, Dorothy J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York , 1984,:

Seller ID: 14543

(AUDEN, W.H.). FARNAN, Dorothy J. Auden in Love. New York : (1984). Vg in price-clipped dj. 20.00 View more info

W.H. Auden : The Life of a Poet. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: AUDEN, W.H.). OSBORNE, Charles OSBORNE, Charles

Price: $20.00

Publisher: 1979,:

Seller ID: 14551

(AUDEN, W.H.). OSBORNE, Charles. W.H. Auden : The Life of a Poet. N.Y.: (1979). Discreet owner's ticket, wear to bottom edge, else vg in nicked dj. 20.00 View more info

W.H. Auden : A Tribute. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: AUDEN, W.H.). SPENDER, Stephen (ed.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc. , New York, 1975,:

Seller ID: 514

(AUDEN, W.H.). W.H. Auden : A Tribute. Edited by Stephen Spender. New York : Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., (1975). First US Edition. Pp 255 with numerous plates and illustrations. Large 8vo, mustard cloth with black line drawing of Auden. A series of thirty-six essays written by friends and aquaintances of W. H. Auden, sharing their personal memories of this celebrated poet. Vg in slightly nicked dj. 30.00 View more info

Bloomsbury. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BELL, Quentin

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1968,:

Seller ID: 6937

BELL, Quentin. Bloomsbury. London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1968). First UK Edition. Pp. 126. Illustrated. 8vo, brown paper covered boards, white titles to front and spine. Light shelf wear to lower edges, else very good industjacket (two short tears at head of spine). 45.00 View more info

George Borrow and his Circle

By: BORROW, George] SHORTER, Clement King

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, 1913,:

Seller ID: 1107

(BORROW, George) SHORTER, Clement King. George Borrow and His Circle. Wherein May Be Found Many Hitherto Unpublished Letters of Borrow and His Friends. Boston & N.Y.: Houghton Mifflin, 1913. Pp xix, 450, port. frontis. + 10 leaves of plates. 8vo, brown cloth, t.e.g. Edgeworn, first signature partly detached, previous owner's name to front pastedown and title page, pencilled notes and newspaper clipping to rear pastedown, else vg, with a 4-page illustrated order form for another Borrow biography tipped-in. 50.00 View more info

George Borrow. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BORROW, George]. ELAM, Samuel Milton ELAM, Samuel Milton

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York / London, 1929,:

Seller ID: 107741

(BORROW, George) ELAM, Samuel Milton. George Borrow. New York / London : Alfred A. Knopf, mcmxxix [1929]. First Edition [no later printings noted]. Pp(10),ix-xii,(2),3-139,(3). 8vo, green cloth, black lettering to spine. A b iography of George Henry Borrow (5 July 1803 – 26 July 1881), an English author who wrote novels and travelogues based on his experiences traveling around Europe. Light wear to spine ends, penned name, else very good in browned and chipped dustjacket. 20.00 View more info

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English Novelists. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BOWEN, Elizabeth Britain in Pictures

Price: $20.00

Publisher: William Collins, 1942,:

Seller ID: 616

BOWEN, Elizabeth. English Novelists. With 8 Plates in Colour and 19 Illustrations in Black & White. London : William Collins, 1942. First Edition. Pp.(6),7- [48] + 8 pages of colour illustrations . With other illustrations in the text. 8vo (165 x 228 mm), brown illustrated paper-covered boards. Sellery and Harris A12a. In the Britain in Pictures series. Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen, CBE (b. June 7, 1899, Dublin - d. February 22, 1973, London). "It may be said with truth that the panorama of everyday English life unfolds itself to the ... View more info

Interior Castle : A Life of Gerald Brenan. 1st edition, in dj, signed

By: BRENAN, Gerald). GATHORNE-HARDY, Jonathan. GATHORNE-HARDY, Jonathan.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Sinclair-Stevenson, London, 1992, ISBN:1856191370:

Seller ID: 79466

(BRENAN, Gerald). GATHORNE-HARDY, Jonathan. The Interior Castle : A Life ofGerald Brenan. (London) : Sinclair-Stevenson, (1992). First Edition. Pp [i ]-xii,[1]-660,+ 16 pp. Photos. Index. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. A biography of British writer Gerald Brenan (1894-1987). Although born in Malta, he spent much of his life in Spain, and is best known for The Spanish Labyrinth, a work of history on the background to the Spanish Civil War, and for South From Granada: Seven Years in an Andalusian Village. Somepencilled notes, else very good in dustjacket. Signed by the author to tit ... View more info

Biographer's Tale. First Edition in dustjacket.


Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus, London, 2000, ISBN:0701169451:

Seller ID: 115091

BYATT, A.S. The Biographer's Tale. London : Chatto & Windus, (2000). First Printing. Pp. (6),1-265,(1). 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "In this witty, Borges-like novel, A.S. Byatt weaves a dazzling fiction out of one man's search for fact. Fed up with stultifying criticism, Phineas G.decides to study the messiness of 'real life'. Doing nothing by halves he sets out to write a biography of a great biographer. But a 'whole life' is hard to find. How do we put the idea of a person together? Everywhere he looks he finds fragments and gaps: disconnected typescripts, bones and hus... View more info


By: CHESTERTON, G.K. Bookman Biographies THACKERAY, William Makepeace MELVILLE, Lewis

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1903,:

Seller ID: 27673

CHESTERTON, G.K. and Lewis MELVILLE. Thackeray. With Numerous Illustrations. London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1903. Pp 40. 8vo, green cloth. Sullivan 207. A few unobtrusive pencil marks, tears to a few pages at gutter, wear to edges and spine, name, else very good. 40.00 View more info

Nell Gwyn : Together with Mrs. Jameson's Lives of the Duchesses of Portsmouth and Cleveland.

By: CUNNINGHAM, Peter Beaux & Belles of England

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Grolier Society, London, 0,:

Seller ID: 1261

CUNNINGHAM, Peter. Nell Gwyn : Together with Mrs. Jameson's Lives of the Duchesses of Portsmouth and Cleveland. London : The Grolier Society, n.d. Pp.305. Frontis + 5 plates. 8vo, half red morocco with gilt trim, marbled boa rds, raised bands with gilt lettering and decoration to spine, t.e.g. In the series Beaux & Belles of England. Edition De Luxe, limited to one thousand copies. Small stain to fore-edge due to gilt application, narrow one inchchip along front board, wear to edges, corners bumped, previous owner's na me inked to first blank, else vg. 40.00 View more info

Life of Daniel Defoe.

By: DEFOE, Daniel) . WRIGHT, Thomas.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, 1894,:

Seller ID: 8370

(DEFOE, Daniel) WRIGHT, Thomas. The Life of Daniel Defoe. New York : Anson D.F. Randolph and Company, 1894. Pp (8),[xi]-xxix,(3),[1]-432, frontispiece+ 16 plates. 8vo, red cloth. Ex-library, rear hinge cracked, else vg. 45.0 0 View more info