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BEDFORD John Duke of Bedford

A Silver Plated Spoon
London: The Reprint Society, 1960. Book has some shelf wear and a little darkening to spine.. Book Club. Hard Cover. Very Good .DJ 190 x 125mm wt 400gms some foxing
$5   Bookfinder $7   2 copies available one with no dj $3

Wilfred Burchett

Nelson Australia
1969 1st Ed pb 304pp covers faded. firm and clean inside po name ifc 210x140mmx500gms Illustrations, portraits Pp.viii, 304 Size: 230mm. Weight: 600g. REFERENCE: ISBN 0170019063 COMMENTS: Includes bibliographical references.Autobiography of veteran, Australian journalist Wilfred Burchett, an authority on Southest Asian affairs. 304pp, photo illustrated
Bookfinder $8

CARLYLE    Thomas

Thoughts on Life
Selected by Robert Duncan
Pub. Chapman & Hall London 1895. Red cloth binding, tight, some discolouration, otherwise book in good condition 117 pages 190mm x 125mm. 
Weight 300ms packed.
$35              Bookfinder$50+

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Publisher: The Book Club London 1940; An Autobiographical Experiment. In Twenty-Three Chapters and a Prologue.Hardback,in good all-round condition,no dust jacket,314pages., 550grams 220mm x 140mm. owner signed inside front cover dated 1940.
Bookfinder $10+
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Books and Myself, Memoirs of an Editor
London: Macdonald & Co, 1944 1st ed, 343pp, black cloth discoloured & marked, 8vo (14.5x22cm)
$5   Bookfinder $8+
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Professor Skinner alias Montagu Norman
ublisher: London: Wells Gardner, Darton & Co Ltd; Cloth. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7 3/4 " - 9 3/4 " tall. 242pp. 575g. No date or edition, 1940's. Maroon boards, gold lettering on spine. Page edges dusty. The story of the Governor of the Bank of England who entered the banking world in 1891, becoming governor in 1920, and from 1934 was intimately connected with events in Germany. Included several newspaper cuttings of Norman's obituary and other articles on Norman. From library of Arthur Eames
$35    Bookfinder $50+

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Nick Hazlewood

Savage The Life and Times of Jemmy Button
Hodder & Stoughton
2000 1st Ed hb dj VGC In the 1830s a young Yamana Indian boy was abducted from the wilderness of Tierra del Fuego and shipped to London. Renamed Jemmy Button, he was "educated" and "cultured" and paraded before British aristocracy, even meeting King William IV and Queen Adelaide. After a year in England he was sent back to his home to serve as a Christian missionary, traveling aboard the Beagle on the same voyage as Charles Darwin and forming a friendship that in fact influenced Darwin's writing of the The Origin of Species. Deposited on a lonely stretch of beach, Button was at first ostracized and attacked by other Fuegians, then became the target of ambitious missionaries. Thirty years later the missionary boat Allen Gardiner was attacked in Tierra del Fuego. Nearly everyone aboard was killed, and Button himself was accused of leading the uprising. Ultimately, the Fuegians were all but obliterated by Europeans."[Nick Hazlewood] tells a sad and complicated story well, searching out historical detail and composing a readable account with all the fluency of a novelist." The Independent (London) 384 pgs.
ISBN: 0312252137
$3   Bookfinder $5

H.Montgomery Hyde

William Heinemann
1953 reprint hb dj and plastic cover.po inscrip. slightlly loose 220mmx145x800gms clean inside.Biography of Sir Edward Carson later Lord Carson of Duncairn - the famous barrister and Irish politician 515P. Includes material not available to previous biographers es[ecialy a series of letter from Carson to Lady Londonderry. A very readable account.
$20   Bookfinder $30


Falling Towards England (Unreliable Memoirs Continued)
Jonathan Cape
 1985 1st Ed HB ISBN 0-224-02822-7,192 pp., good condition in good dustwrapper ex lib.plastic cover 220mm x 140mm wt 600gms

KENIN Richard

Return to Albion - Americans in England 1760 - 1940
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston, c1979. 1st ed. Hardcover Very Good. Torn dust jacket Bibliography: p. 279-282. xv, 288 p. : ill. ; 250 x 190mm wt 1.2 kg isbn0030428610



Love for a Country - Contemplations and Conversations
Nicholas and Watson
 1939 1st Ed. green cloth ex myers library. well worn covers but binding firm and clean inside 391 pp 230mm x 155mm wt 900gms. A book in praise of England " In humble gratitude for all that I owe ENGLAND"


Malachy McCourt

A Monk Swimming A Memoir
Picador Australia
1998 reprint pb VGC 290pp  230mmx150mmx450gms
Good Roll up your sleeves and settle in for a rough and tumble story of the hard life and fast times of an original Irish American rogue. A Monk Swimming expands on the up-from-your-bootstraps tale of the McCourt family, which was so beautifully detailed in his big brother Frank McCourt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Angela's Ashes. Reared on 'warm words, serried words, glittering poetic, harsh, and even blasphemous words,' McCourt has storytelling in his blood. From his arrival in America wearing patched clothes and broken boots, McCourt swore he'd fight before ever tasting the bitterness of poverty again. In this heartfelt memoir he pulls no punches and carries the listener along as he climbs up through every level of society: from the flop houses of Calcutta to the swank poolside cabanas of Beverly Hills. A celebrity barkeep, society darling, Hollywood striver, and world-class drinker, McCourt has lived a life of outsized adventure. In A Monk Swimming, he shares each hard-knock lesson in the passionate cadence of his uniquely Irish voice.
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Compton Mackenzie

Dr Benes
George Harrap
 1946 1st Ed HB cream cloth spine damaged and some missing
225mm x 150mm x 900gms clean inside with many photos. Numerous black and white as well colour photos throughout text. The story of a Czechoslovakian man who stood against Hitler during the second World War. 356 pgs. of text including index.
$4  Bookfinder $7+

Bernard Martin

Strange Vigour  A Biography of Sun Yat Sen
William Heinemann 1944 1st Ed hb blue clothg no dj (part of dj) 248pp spine some marks covers slight spots 200mx135x400g. An in-depth biography of the Chinese Republic's first ever president.
Bookfinder  $12

Margaret  Robertson Park

The Secret Joy
Privately published hb  1st Ed no date c1938 spine slight damage but clean and firm book  and photo of author.pp. (64) unpaginated, 1 b/w plate, numerous illustrations, original quarter cloth with papered boards, spine and corners bumped and worn, foxing throughout, inscription on blank page at front, good copy. Printed in Brisbane by Jackson & Sullivan Pty With num. illusts by Pixie O'Harris Beautiful illustrations by Pixie O'Harris. Published posthumously and proceeds made over to charity. 230x165mmx400gms
$20   Bookfinder $29+


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Dorothy BLACK

Letters Of An Indian Judge To An English Gentlewoman
London; Futura Publications Limited; 1979; 3rd Printing; 12mo; Paperback;  slightly browned pages margins.; Very Good; No Dustjacket; 0 7088 1335 6 Keywords: autobiography Letters Correspondence the Raj India Culture
180mm x 110mm wt 200gms
Bookfinder $20+
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