Category: Biographies


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John James Audubon

By: Adams, A.B.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Putnam, 1966

Edition: 1st edition

Slight edge wear to jacket. Fore-edge untrimmed. View more info

David A. Webb Memorial Issue

By: Akeroyd, J.R. et al. (eds.)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Botanical Society of the British Isles, 1996

Edition: Watsonia vol. 21 part 1

Contains the obituary and bibliography of David Allardyce Webb (1912-1994), Irish botanist and co-founder of Flora Europaea, along with some papers from a conference held posthumously in his honour. 154, (6) pp. View more info

Lawrence of Arabia: a biographical enquiry

By: Aldington, Richard

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Collins, 1955

Edition: 1st edition

Owner's bookplate; front hing weak. Sporadic foxing to fore-edge. 448 pp. View more info

Catherine the Great: Life and Legend

By: Alexander, John T.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Oxford U.P., 1989

Edition: 1st US edition

Biography of one of Russia's most colourful rulers. xiii, 418 pp. View more info

Raphael Santi: his life and his works

By: Alfred, Baron von Wolzogen

Price: £70.00

Publisher: London: Smith, Elder, 1866

Edition: 1st English edition

Bound in full calf, raised bands, red label with title on spine. Waterstaining to frontispiece; all edges marbled. xii, 259 pp. View more info

The third and fourth generation (2 vols.)

By: Allwood, M.C.

Price: £16.00

Publisher: The author, Wivelsfield Green, 1940

Edition: 1st edition

No inscriptions. Corners bumped, otherwise little used. View more info

Eug¬Źne Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc 1814-1879

By: anon.

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Academy Editions, 1980

Ex-library copy with usual stamps etc. A scarce centennial memoir with several scholarly articles, including some by the subject of the memoir. View more info

Poacher's pie

By: Archer, F.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Isis Large Print, 1976

Edition: Large Print Edition

Scarcely used. View more info

Regards, Rodeo: the mariner dog of Cassis

By: Armstrong, Alan (text); Armstrong, Martha (illustrations)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: J.N. Townsend, Exeter, N.H., 1999

Edition: 1st edition

Nearly new; reviewed by Robert Herbert on rear cover: In the guise of letters exchanged between two very observant dogs, Alan Armstrong has written a delightful dialogue between Cassis on the Mediterranean coast and Hatfield, a village by the Connecticut river in Massachusetts. Having accompanied his artist wife to Cassis for several months, Armstrong, surely one of the most talented animal lovers ever to put paw to paper, charmed his way into the company of local reside... View more info

Fifty years of my life in the world of sport at home and abroad (2 vols.)

By: Astley, Sir J.D.

Price: £32.00

Publisher: Hurst & Blackett, 1894

Edition: 1st edition

2 vols. Some pages uncut. Corners bumped, spines lightly sunned, but overall a nice set. (SamCam is one of his descendents, for those who care about such things). View more info

Life on air: memoirs of a broadcaster

By: Attenborough, D.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: BBC Books, 2002

Edition: 1st edition

Little used. View more info

Brief Lives: a selection based upon existing contemporary portraits

By: Aubrey, John

Price: £12.00

Publisher: The Folio Society, 1975

Edition: 7th printing (1992) of 1975 edition

A highly collectible edition of Aubrey's masterpiece of biographical conciseness. 324 pp. View more info

The letters of Ludwig Leichhardt (3 vols.)

By: Aurousseau, M.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Hakluyt Society / Cambridge U.P., 1968

Edition: 1st edition

Little used; jacket almost intact. View more info

Cheshire gleanings

By: Axon, W.E.A.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Tubbs, Brook & Chrystal, Manchester, 1884

Edition: 1st edition

Library bookplate, corners bumped and worn. View more info

The life and correspondence of William and Alice Ellis of Airton

By: Backhouse, James

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Philadelphia: Henry Longstreth, 1850

Edition: 2nd edition, revised and corrected

The rare Philadelphia edition. Ex-library copy with bookplates of Friends' Library at Rose Street and New York Monthly Meeting library; discreet labels on spine, no other ownership marks. Bound in full leather (worn at corners) with scarcely raised bands delineated in gilt, with gilt title on spine. Mild foxing to extremities and occasionally within. Frontispiece of Friends' Meeting House at Airton, West Yorkshire by A. Kollner of Philadelphia. x, 334 pp. View more info