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The Serpents of Paradise A Reader

By: Abbey, Edward

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Owl Books/Henry Holt & Company: 1996

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: ID292256


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. 400 pages Includes essays, travel pieces and fictions to reveal Abbey's life directly and arranged chronologically. View more info

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The Life of Thomas More

By: Ackroyd, Peter

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, Vintage: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID271335


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Light reading creases to spine. Illustrated with Black and White plates. Previous owner's details to half-title page. x, 435 pages Ackroyd's acclaimed biography of Sir Thomas More. View more info

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DICKENS

By: Ackroyd, Peter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Sinclair-Stevenson: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID107650


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black and White plates. A large heavy tome. 1195pages View more info

Heroine of the Desert

By: Al-NAHI, Donya

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, Metro Books: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID213988


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. 278 pages The autobiography of a woman who 'has become an angel of mercy to hundreds of British women who have had their children taken away by their Middle Eastern fathers. View more info

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Lawrence of Arabia A Biographical Enquiry

By: Aldington, Richard

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1955

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID202652


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition. No dustjacket. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 448pages A different look at T.E. Lawrence by an author who admits to not being a Lawrence admirer. View more info

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Billabong's Author. The Life of Mary Grant Bruce

By: Alexander, Alison

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID300788


Octavo Size. Very Good condition in Very Good DJ - DJ has a slightly sunned spine and is now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve.. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. 149 pages View more info

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The Other Man Conversations with Graham Greene

By: Allain, Marie-Francoise

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1983

Edition: 1st UK Edition

Seller ID: ID302147


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Translated from the French by Guido Waldman. 187 pages View more info

As I Walked Down New Grub Street

By: Allen, Walter

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID3232


Octavo Size. VERY GOOD in VERY GOOD Dustjacket. DJ protected in Mylar cover. 277pages View more info

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Paula

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harper Collins Publishers: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID295880


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. 330 pages Translated from Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden View more info

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The Diaries

By: Allingham, William [Edited by H. Allingham & D. Radford]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1990

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: ID183756


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. An excellent copy. Fine condition in Near Fine slipcase. Green cloth boards with gilt decoration to face and spine. Black & white illustrations. 351pages William Allingham was an Irish poet, diarist and editor. He wrote several volumes of lyric verse, and his poem 'The Faeries' was much anthologised; but he is better known for his posthumously published Diary, in which he records his lively encounters with Tennyson, Carlyle and othe... View more info

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Jack and Jackie. Portrait of an American Marriage

By: Andersen, Christopher

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Milsons Point, NSW, Random House Australia: 1996

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID295539


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 400 pages An inspiring, sympathetic, and compelling look at two mythic figures, "Jack & Jackie" is more than just the definitive portrait of their marriage. View more info

Search Me Autobiography.The Black Country, Canada and Spain

By: Anderson, Patrick

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1957

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID248236


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Good+ Dustjacket - now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. DJ age browned at edges and spine. Tiny chips to DJ spine ends. 2 tiny dark stains to fore edge. 237 pages Patrick Anderson was an English born Canadian Poet and author. This book recounts his adventures in education and other things during his time in England, Spain and Canada View more info

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They Lived To Tell The Tale

By: Andrews, John; Dockrill, Peter (Editors)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Ultimo, NSW, Reader's Digest (Australia) Pty Ltd: 2010

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: ID281746


Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Near Fine condition in pictorial boards. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs, colour maps and drawings. 479 Pages Incredible real-life stories of adventure and survival. View more info

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Go Ask Alice

By: Anonymous

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Eyre Methuen: 1972

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID301598


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Dustjacket is price-clipped. 162 pages This book is based on the actual diary of a 15 year old drug user. View more info

Under The Parish Lantern

By: Archer, Fred

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Quality Book Club: 1969

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: ID246195


Octavo Size. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in plastic sleeve. A reminiscences of a Cotswold farmer. ' it glows with the magical warmth of the age it recreates, the England of the First World War and just after, which has now vanished.' [DJ blurb] 169 pages View more info

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The Road to Mecca

By: Asad, Muhammad

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Gibraltar, Dar Al-Andalus: 1993

Edition: 4th Edition

Seller ID: ID248724


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Some very, very minor ink marginalia [consisting of a couple of dots and a small 1cm line spread over a total of about 6 pages only]. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 375 pages View more info

Simone De Beauvoir: A Life of Freedom

By: Ascher, Carol

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Brighton, Sussex, The Harvester Press: 1991

Seller ID: ID247862


Octavo Size. Very Good condition. Light wear to edges and corners. Previous owner's details to preliminary pages. 254 pages View more info

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The Indomitable Captain Matthew Flinders, Royal Navy

By: Ashley, Peter

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Clanfield, Herts, Pierhead Press: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID299542


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. A nice copy. Colour and black & white illustrations. Signed by the author. 86 pages View more info

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QUEEN ELIZABETH Her Intimate and Authentic Life

By: Asquith, Lady Cynthia

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1937

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID226837


Octavo Size. VERY GOOD condition. No dustjacket. Red boards with Gilt lettering. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Pages tanned and a little crisp. Page edges foxed. previous owner's name/details to the title page. 235 pages From childhood up to today, told with the personal approval of Her Majesty. View more info

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They Call Him "Uncle Joe" [Inscribed by Author]

By: Atkinson, Joe

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Western Australia, Published by Author: No dateCirca 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID226451


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition - Card Covers. Light wear to edges and corners. Spine lightly faded. Inscribed by the author on title page. 276 pages Covers the author's ambulance career, military service, and his experiences as a Uniting Church minister in Western Australia. View more info