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Big Jack. My Sporting Life.  Signed copy., ELLIOTT, JOHN:
61 ELLIOTT, JOHN: Big Jack. My Sporting Life. Signed copy.
Schwartz & Melbourne Books. 2003 1st edition. 
Tall 8vo. In dark blue cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Dark blue endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). Personal message signed by author to half title page. Else a very clean and tight copy. 299pp. With b/w and colour photographs. Autobiography of controversial Australian business man and polititian, John Elliott. Much of the book is taken up with his involvement in Australian Rules Football club, Carlton Football Club, and the ups and downs of his time with them. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Furthur Reminiscences of a Local Yokel: Wareham 1960 to 1980. Volume 2., ELMES, HUGH:
62 ELMES, HUGH: Furthur Reminiscences of a Local Yokel: Wareham 1960 to 1980. Volume 2.
Hugh Elmes. 2005 1st edition 
8vo. In decorated limp card covers. In very good condition. A couple of small marks to covers. Else a very clean and tight copy. 60pp. With b/w photographs. Second volume of a Dorset man’s autobiography. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Who’s Who in the Middle Ages. From the Collapse of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance., FINES, JOHN:
63 FINES, JOHN: Who’s Who in the Middle Ages. From the Collapse of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance.
Barnes & Noble Books. New York. 1995 
Tall 8vo. In black hard card covers with silver to black cloth spine. With dustwrapper. In fine condition with fine dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 218pp. A dictionary of biography, each entry, in reality a short essay, offers not only an understanding of an individual, but insights into the process of change at work during this period. From Abelard to John Wyclif. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Iain Macleod. Introduction by Lord Boyle of Handsworth. Signed copy., FISHER, NIGEL:
64 FISHER, NIGEL: Iain Macleod. Introduction by Lord Boyle of Handsworth. Signed copy.
Andre Deutsch. London. 1973 1st edition. 
In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. Orange endpapers. Presentation inscription in red ink plus author’s signature on half title page which also has small portrait silhouette of the subject. Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed around edges. Not price clipped). Corners and bottom of spine slightly bumped. Front top edge slightly faded. 352pp. With 11 b/w photographs 2 cartoons and a map. Biography of the Tory politician. Iain Macleod was resposible for decolonisation of many of the African states. This was regarded as his greatest achievement. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Double Justice. Signed copy., FLUXMAN, MAURICE:
65 FLUXMAN, MAURICE: Double Justice. Signed copy.
Robert Hale. London. 2006 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). Author’s inscription to front endpaper, dated June 2006. Publisher’s letter loose in front. A very clean and tight copy. 224pp. Crime novel set in Brighton. A solicitor uses a false name to rent a flat. Then the false identity becomes real. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Diary of a Young Girl. New translation edited by Otto H.Frank and Mirjam Pressler. Translated by Susan Massotty. The definitive edition., FRANK, ANNE:
66 FRANK, ANNE: The Diary of a Young Girl. New translation edited by Otto H.Frank and Mirjam Pressler. Translated by Susan Massotty. The definitive edition.
Viking. 1997 1st thus. 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. With facsimile handwriting to endpapers. 339pp. With b/w photographs. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. New and full translation of Anne Frank’s diary. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Footsteps to Fame. A Book to Open Other Books. New edition illustrated., FRISWELL, HAIN:
67 FRISWELL, HAIN: Footsteps to Fame. A Book to Open Other Books. New edition illustrated.
London. Groombridge and Sons. 1875 
Size 5.0 x 7.5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. All edges gilt. 310pp. With colour frontis and b/w engraved plates. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened and rubbed at edges.Inscription to front endpaper, dated 1897. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. Brief biographies of famous people as role models and examples. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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An Autobiography., GALWAY, JAMES:
68 GALWAY, JAMES: An Autobiography.
Chappell and Company / Elm Tree Books. London. 1978 2nd edition. 
Size 5.5 x 9.0 inches. In red cloth covers with gilt to spine. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. Else a clean and tight copy. 181pp. With b/w photographs. Autobiography of the flautist, James Galway. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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The Story of Telford. The Rise of Civil Engineering. With 32 Illustrations and 3 Maps., GIBB, Sir Alexander;
69 GIBB, Sir Alexander; The Story of Telford. The Rise of Civil Engineering. With 32 Illustrations and 3 Maps.
Alexander Maclehose & Co. London. 1935 1st 
9 x 6 inches. In brown silk cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to cloth and minor bump to bottom corner. Prev. owners bookplate to front endpaper. Some minor spots to outer page edges else very clean and tight throughout. 32 Illustrations and 3 Maps (folding). 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Across the Road. Some Memories of Sergeant-Observer Donald Owen Culshaw R.A.F. Second impression., GILLIARD, ALFRED J.:
70 GILLIARD, ALFRED J.: Across the Road. Some Memories of Sergeant-Observer Donald Owen Culshaw R.A.F. Second impression.
Private. n.d. ca1945. 
Size 4.75 x 7.25 inches. In blue pebbled cloth covers with gilt to front. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. In near fine condition. Neat inscription to first blank page. Else a very clean and tight copy. 24pp. With b/w portrait frontis. Produced in memory of Sergeant-Observer Donald Owen Culshaw R.A.F., 1921-1943. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Long Recessional. The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling., GILMOUR, DAVID:
71 GILMOUR, DAVID: The Long Recessional. The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling.
John Murray. London. 2002 1st edtion. 
Size 6.5 x 9.5 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 351pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly rubbed and creased along top edge. Price clipped). Small marks to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. The author looks at Kipling’s public role and his influence on the way Britons saw themselves and their Empire. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Jonathan Swift., GLENDINNING, VICTORIA:
72 GLENDINNING, VICTORIA: Jonathan Swift.
Hutchinson. London. 1998 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Illustrated endpapers. 324pp. With b/w illustrations. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Small indentations to back edge of spine. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. The author examines the main events and relationships in Swift’s life. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Mozart’s Women. His Family, His Friends, His Music., GLOVER, JANE:
73 GLOVER, JANE: Mozart’s Women. His Family, His Friends, His Music.
Macmillan. 2005 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Dark maroon endpapers. 407pp. With colour plates. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). Occasional underlining and pencil marks in margins. Else a clean and tight copy. The author discusses the women in Mozart’s life, his loves, his relatives, his friends and the female characters in his operas. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Colonialism. The Golden Years., GOLDING, J.A.:
74 GOLDING, J.A.: Colonialism. The Golden Years.
Birlings (Kent) Ltd. 1987 1st edition. 
Size 6.0 x 8.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed around edges. Not price clipped). Owner’s bookplate to front endpaper, dated 1996. Else a clean and tight copy. 257pp. With b/w photographs and a map. Autobiography of a colonial civil servant who worked in East Africa. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Dorset Who’s Who., GRANT, JOHN:
75 GRANT, JOHN: Dorset Who’s Who.
n.d. ca 1910. 
Size 8.75 x 11.25 inches. Re-bound in maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. Marbled endpapers. 135pp. With b/w portrait plates and views. In very good condition. Slight browning to edges. Occasional small marks and foxinf spots. Unpaginated, but page numbers written in pencil. Else a clean and tight copy. Brief family histories and biographies of notable men living in Dorset in the early 20th century. Editor’s note "It is hoped that the present issue will prove the first of an annual publication and that in the future various features of a Year Book may be incorporated." 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Stella Benson. A Biography., GRANT, Joy;
76 GRANT, Joy; Stella Benson. A Biography.
Macmillan London. 1987 1st edition 
Size approx 6.5 x 9.5 inches. In green cloth with gilt to spine. With original pictorial glossy dustwrapper. In very good condition. Pages slightly darkened/faded. Dustwrapper very good. Minor tear to bottom of rear endpaper. 339pp. With b&w illustrations. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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A Labrador Doctor. The Autobiography. Revised Popular Edition., GRENFELL, Sir Wilfred Thomason:
77 GRENFELL, Sir Wilfred Thomason: A Labrador Doctor. The Autobiography. Revised Popular Edition.
London. Hodder & Stoughton 1930 repr 
Hardback. Size approx 9 x 6 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine. In very good condition. Rubbing to edges and corners and ends of spine. Corners bumped, and slightly nicked. Spine faded, some minor marks to boards. Neat inscription to front endpaper, with two colour illustrations of Grenfell tipped in. Endpapers slightly darkened. Some foxing to title page. Else a very clean and tight copy. 333pp. 4 b&w photo plates. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Lloyd George. From Peace to War. 1912-1916., GRIGG, JOHN:
78 GRIGG, JOHN: Lloyd George. From Peace to War. 1912-1916.
Methuen. 1985 1st edition. 
Size 6.5 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 527pp. With b/w photographs. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly rubbed at top end with small marks. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. The third volume of the biography of David Lloyd George. This volume covers the turbulent period of financial scandal, personal relationships, Irish Home Rule, and the outbreak of the Great War, during which he became Prime Minister. A ‘warts and all’ biography up to the point of Lloyd George’s becoming PM in 1916. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Lloyd George. The People’s Champion. 1902-1911., GRIGG, JOHN:
79 GRIGG, JOHN: Lloyd George. The People’s Champion. 1902-1911.
Eyre Methuen. 1978 1st edition. 
Size 6.5 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 391pp. With b/w photographs. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; small marks to spine. Slightly rubbed along top edge. Old small label to front fly leaf. Not price clipped). Small stain to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. Second part of a biography of David Lloyd George. This volume covers his time in the Liberal government when he produced the ‘People’s Budget’ in 1909. With many of his speeches, and coverage of his personal life. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Bonnet and Shawl. An Album., GUEDALLA, PHILIP:
80 GUEDALLA, PHILIP: Bonnet and Shawl. An Album.
Hodder and Stoughton. 1929. 
Size 6.0 x 9.0 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. 204pp. With b/w portrait plates. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded and bumped at top end. boards part faded. Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. Contents: REAL: Jane Welsh Carlyle/ Catherine Gladstone/ Mary Arnold/ Mary Anne Disraeli/ Emily Tennyson/ Emily Palmerston. IDEAL: Lady Muriel James/ Sophia Swinburne/ Julie de Goncourt. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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