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Author: Mary Soames - her daughter - BIOGRAPHY, HISTORIC FIGURE, Government, War, Politics, UNITED KINGDOM
Publisher: pub. Cassell, London, 1979, First Edition, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 556pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, 30 Chapters, Select Bibliography & INDEX.
Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight rubbing and edgewear.
Description: Clementine, Lady Spencer-Churchill died in 1977, aged 92. Her youngest daughter, Mary, has written this major biography with affection and candour, revealing a gift for the vivid and precise phrase that might be expected of Winston Churchill's daughter.
Author: by Sir Percy Sillitoe KBE, the Director-General of M.I.5 in the United Kingdom. POLITICS CRIME ESPIONAGE SOUTH AFRICA & UNITED KINGDOM
Publisher: Cassell & Co, London, Second EDITION published the same month as the first, hardcover 8vo with dj, 22 chapters, b/w photo illustrations, 206pp., index
Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with very mild rubbing which has been protected in a non-adhesive plastic cover. The book is ROBUST.
Description: These extraordinary memoirs provide a more-than-adequate explanation of the rise to such an exaulted position by the one-time choirboy of St. Pauls.
South Africa Fighting the Sheffield and Glasgow gangs. The first Forensic laboratories.Diamond smuggling
Author: Mike Steketee and Milton Cockburn (of the Sydney Morning Herald)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1986, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo with dj, 16 Chapters, b/w Photo illustrations, frontispiece, 365 pages & Index.
Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing. A clean copy of this politcal classic
Description: Both eprs have a gilt reproduction of Wran's signature which has been covered with a black sticker. I assume that the requirement was to cover the sticker after publication, but before release due to some "unauthorised" situation
Author: JACK POLLARD - Bradman himself said "Cricket lovers are very much in debt to Jack Pollard....should be in every cricket library."
Publisher: The Book Co., Sydney, 2001, Revised and updated edition after the death of Bradman, large hardcover 8vo with dj, 25 Chapters, b/w illustrations, 428pages & Index.
Condition:Photo-illustrated bound hardcover with title to spine & frontcover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in an unclipped GOOD + DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing.
Description: Covers the period 1918 to 1948 when Bradman made his extraordinary impact on world cricket. Country Town matches - Sydney Grade - State and Test matches - First tour in 1930 plus plus
Author: CECILIA INGLIS - An inspiring and heart-warming memoir
Publisher: Penguin Books, Melbourne, 2003, First Edition, softcover 8vo, 360pages, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, 3 Parts, 35 Chapters & Epilogue.
Condition:Illustrated softcover with title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION. Inscribed and Signed by Cecilia to frepr
Description: From the age of seventeen, Cecilia Cahill lived as Sister Mary Scholastica with the Sisters of Mercy in New South Wales.
This is the inspiring and heart-warming memoir of one woman's courageous journey towards fulfillment.
Author: JEAN BURTON - With a Foreword by Harry Price Author of "The Most Haunted House in England" and "The End of Borley Rectory" Etc.
Publisher: George G. Harrap & Co., London, 1948, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 244pages, 3 B/W Illustrations, 14 Chapters, Bibliography & INDEX.
Condition:Green cloth-bound h/c with title to spine with brown mark to bottom spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to eprs in a clipped GOOD-MINUS DUSTJACKET,small piece missing rubbing & edgewear
Description: Daniel Dunglas Home was the most celebrated medium of the nineteenth century and, by virtue of his personality, one of its most vivid and extraordinary figures.
Robert Browning and his wife, Elizabeth Barrett Browning had a divergence of opinion on Home.
Author: WILLIAM ST CLAIR - Author of "Lord Elgin and the Marbles" etc.
Publisher: Faber and faber, London, 1990, 1st reprint, 1st pub. 1989, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 572pages, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS of ARTWORKS, 40 Chapters, Appendices 1-3, Bibliography & INDEX.
Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with white title to spine, very slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight rubbing and edgewear.
Description: This remarkable biography is the first comprehensive account of one of the most extraordinary and influential families in the history of ideas. This book sheds new & revealing light not only on an exceptional family but also on the history and literature
Author: Sherwood Hall M.D., F.A.C.C.P. - The triumphs and tragedies of two generations of husband-wife missionary doctor teams 1890-1940
Publisher: MCL Assoc., Virginia USA, 1978, FIRST EDITION, large hardcover 8vo with dj, 32 Chapters, B/W line drawings and photo illustrations, 737pages, Maps to both endpapers, Index.
Condition:Crisp red cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine and to front cover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET, 98% intact with chips, closed tears, rubbing and edgewear.
Description: EPHEMERA: A pamphlet "Sequel to Service", recording the Hall's memorable return to Korea in 1984 plus a Newscutting Feb 1982 "KOREA REVISTED" by Helen Ford of the Uniting Church Fellowship.
The 1/2 title page is signed & dedicated by S & M Hall