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George Mackay Brown.

By: N/A

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 0

Seller ID: 006653

Condition: Very Good


A small card pamphlet with illustrated covers, creased in the centre but otherwise in Very Good condition. pp 3, a short biography of George Mackay Brown and bibliography of his published works. Scarce View more info

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God's Islanders: A History of the People of Gigha.

By: Czerkawska, Catherine.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Birlinn, 2006. 1841582972: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 479

ISBN: 1841582972

Condition: Fine


Hardback, in Fine condition, complete with dustwrapper in Fine condition. First edition, signed copy, ppxvi, 295. With b&w photographs and illustrations, maps of Gigha, list of illustrations, acknowledgements, notes, select biography and index.The island of Gigha lies just off Tayinloan on the Kintyre peninsula and is the most southerly of the true Hebridean islands. This book presents the story of this part of Scotland and God's Island. Offering an exploration of the history of its people, it is also an examination of the issues, trends and challenges affecting the whole area. S8. View more info

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Our Man in Scotland

By: Drummond, Humphrey: Sir Ralph Sadleir- Courtier Extraordinary who kept Scotland to heel for Tudor England

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Leslie Frewin: 0

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 003183

Condition: Very Good


Dust wrapper encased in a clear archival wrapper. With notes, bibliography and index. Biography about Sir Ralph Sadleir- Courtier Extraordinary who kept Scotland to heel for Tudor England. S16 View more info

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Managing a Legend: Sterling Moss, Ken Gregory and the British Racing Partnership.

By: Edwards, Robert.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Haynes Publishing: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005859

ISBN: 0854299882

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback in Near Fine condition, with dustwrapper, also in Near Fine condition. First edition, Signed by Ken Gregory with dedication to "David", pp368, b&w illustrations, diagrams and index. The fast-paced biography of Ken Gregory, predecessor of today's F1 power moguls. Gregory was an early director of Brands Hatch, secretary of the British Racing & Sports Car Club, manager of Stirling Moss and Peter Collings, and co-founder of the British Racing Partnership. Ride along with Robert Edwards as he profiles Gregory's 16-year partnership with Stirling Moss, explains Moss's 1962 career-e... View more info

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Stirling Moss: The Authorised Biography.

By: Edwards, Robert.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Cassell: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006022

ISBN: 0304359041

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback in green cloth covers, in Near Fine condition, complete with dustwrapper, also in Near Fine condition. First edition. With pp360, b&w illustrations and some in colour. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. Stirling Crauford Moss raced professionally 497 times until his near fatal crash in 1962. At the end of his racing career, he was the most famous Briton - no celebrity has approached the national adulation that Moss received. In this book, Robert Edwards wonderfully recounts the life of th... View more info

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The Life of Dylan Thomas.

By: Fitzgibbon, Constantine.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: J.M. Dent: 1965

Seller ID: 007010

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in Very Good condition. Signed by Paul Hogarth. With dustwrapper, with some internal repairs done, some shelfwear, otherwise in Good condition. In an archival wrapper. First edition, pp422 with b&w frontispiece and 8 pages of illustrations and index. The Life of Dylan Thomas. View more info

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Dancer in the Light: The Life of Gerda Pytt Geddes

By: Frank Woods

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Psi Books: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006063

ISBN: 0955918103

Condition: Fine


Illustrated card covers in Fine condition. First edition, Signed and Inscribed to a previous owner by Author, promotional bookmark, pp 278, b&w illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Dancer in the Light is the biography of Gerda `Pytt' Geddes (1917-2006) who was sung lullabies by the Queen of Norway, trained as a dancer and a psychoanalyst, worked with the Norwegian Resistance, outwitted a Gestapo trap, survived a Chinese People's Liberation Army invasion, and was held hostage for two years in Shanghai. Then, in Hong Kong, she persuaded a Chinese tai chi master to do the unthinkable and... View more info

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The Dundas Despotism.

By: Fry, Michael.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Birlinn, 0859765881: 2004

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 626

ISBN: 0859765881

Condition: Fine


Paperback in Fine condition, Reprint of the 1992 Edinburgh University Press edition, ppxvi, 425, New preface, with genealogical table, Scottish Parliamentary Constituencies 1707-1832, preface to the John Donald edition. This is a comprehensive biography of Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville (1742-1811) and his son Robert. Although their period of government was to be dubbed 'the Dundas Despotism' the author shows that both father and son sought to achieve good government within the accepted political conventions of the age. S7. View more info

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Yohannes IV of Ethiopia: A Political Biography

By: Gabre-Sellassie, Zewde

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004030

ISBN: 0198216955

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in Very Good condition with slightly rubbed dustwrapper but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp viii, 334, map to rear, appendices, bibliography, index. Personal copy of Professor John D. Hargreaves of Aberdeen University, with signature in ink on ffep, one of the General Editors of the Oxford Studies in African Affairs Series. View more info

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At the Edge of Empire: The Life of Thomas Blake Glover.

By: Gardiner, Michael.

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Birlinn, 2007. 9781841585444: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 633

ISBN: 1841585440

Condition: As New


Hardback in Fine condition, complete with dustwrapper, also in Fine condition. First edition, ppvii, 229. With b&w illustrations, acknowledgments, list of illustrations, list of works consulted, glossary, place names and index. Born in Aberdeenshire in 1838, Thomas Blake Glover was a widely travelled merchant and a key figure in the industrialisation of Japan. Using material which has only recently become available, Gardiner's biography of this remarkable man offers a balanced view of his legacy. S7. View more info

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Reg Parnell: The Quiet Man Who Helped to Engineer Britain's Post-War Motor Racing Revolution

By: Gauld, Graham

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Patrick Stephens Ltd.: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005839

ISBN: 1852605618

Condition: Fine


Hardcover in black cloth with gilt tiltes on spine in Fine condition, dustwrapper in Fine condition. First edition, pp 208, b&w illustrations, appendix, bibliography, index. A biography of Reg Parnell who, as both a driver and a team manager, had a considerable influence on post-war British motorsport until his premature death in 1964. Parnell's complete career is covered, and the book includes details of letters, papers and contracts. Parnell raced at Brooklands and was banned following an accident with Kay Petre which ended her racing career. Before the war he brought up racing cars. Once t... View more info

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Courtesans.

By: Hickman, Katie.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: HarperCollins, 2003. 0007113919: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 313

ISBN: 0007113919

Condition: Fine


Hardback in Fine condition, with dustwrapper in Fine condition. First edition, pp xix, 363, with author's note, prologue, introduction, conclusion, notes, select biography and index.The author of the bestselling Daughters of Britannia has produced another fascinating read in this biography of five stars of the demi-monde. Her period is 'the long nineteenth century', the 150 years which lie between her first courtesan, Sophia Baddeley, who died in 1786, and her last, Catherine Walters, who died in 1920. All were Englishwomen, but Cora Pearl, Hickman's fourth subject, also cut a swathe through m... View more info

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Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera. Interpretatione & Notis Illustravit Ludovicus Desprez, Cardinalitus Socius ag Rhetor Ermeritus, Jussu Christianissimi Regis, in Usum Serenissimi Delphini, AC Serenissimorum Principum Burgundiae Andium & Biturigum

By: Horace; Desprez, Ludovicus.

Price: £300.00

Publisher: W. Innys & J. Richardson, J. & P. Knapton etc: 1752

Edition: 5th or later Edition

Seller ID: 006101

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in full vellum binding with light blue framing on boards, four raised bands on spine with gilt titles and decoration, marbled endpapers and edges, some light marking to vellum, bookplate of Colonel T. Innes of Learney, small chip missing from bottom corner of title page and half of the last page of the index is missing but otherwise in Very Good condition commensurate with age. Eleventh edition, pp 619, index. View more info

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The Bartholomew Survey Atlas of Scotland, 1912

By: J.G. Bartholomew

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd: 2012

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 007111

ISBN: 1841588644

Condition: New


300mm x 456mm Hardback with protective slipcase, sewn binding with ribbon marker, quarter-bound with cloth cover in New condition. Limited edition of 800, pp 192, full colour page maps. Publisher's description: When the Bartholomew Survey Atlas of Scotland, 1912 atlas was originally published, it received rapturous reviews. Dr Walter Scott Dalgleish wrote in the Scottish Geographical Magazine; It is a boon to Scotsmen to have placed within their reach such a splendid delineation of their country in its varied physical aspects - a delineation so comprehensive in conception, so elaborate in i... View more info

Brendan Behan: Man and Showman.

By: Jeffs, Rae.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Hutchinson: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007011

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in black cloth covers Very Good condition, with dustwrapper, two tears on front cover, otherwise in Good condition, in an archival wrapper, with pp256, b&w illustrations and index. (Paul Hogarth library mentioned in Book.) Biography of Brendan Behan. View more info

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Over the Fence.

By: Jeffs, Sylvia.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Sylvia Jeffs: 2002

Seller ID: 005954

Condition: Very Good


Stapled booklet in Very Good condition. With pp62. Nursing memoir of a paediatric nurse in Yorkshire. View more info

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Rhodes.

By: Lockhart, J.G. & Woodhouse, C.M.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton.: 1963

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004089

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in Very Good condition with slightly shelfworn dustwrapper but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 511, b&w illustrations, appendices, index. A New Biography Based, for the first time, on unrestricted use of the Rhodes Papers. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. View more info

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Josip Broz Tito: A Pictorial Biography.

By: Maclean, Fitzroy

Price: £20.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006422

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in Very Good condition, some light rubbing to edges, gilt titles on spine and front cover but otherwise in Very Good condition, dustwrapper with some rubbing to spine and edges but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 127, b&w and colour illustrations, index. View more info

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Indomitable Colonel.

By: Maclean, Loraine.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1986. 0856830801: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 194

ISBN: 0856830801

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in very good condition, complete with dustwrapper in very good condition. First edition. Pxiv, 322. With list of illustrations, introduction, references and index. With b&w photographs and illustrations and family tree of the Camerons of Erracht. Written by Loraine Maclean of Dochdarroch, the great, great, great grand-daughter of Sir Alan Cameron of Erracht. It is a detailed biography of Lieutenant General Sir Alan Cameron of Erracht (1750 - 1828) who was sole founder of the 79th regiment of the Cameron Highlanders. S4. POSTAGE RATES ARE BASED ON A BOOK WEIGHT UP TO 1KG. THE PACKE... View more info

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Tom Morris of St Andrew: The Collosus of Golf 1821-1908.

By: Malcolm, David & Crabtree, Peter E.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Birlinn, 2010.: 2010

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 1892

Condition: As New


Paperback in Mint condition. Second edition, pp xiii, 322. With colour illustrations, epilogue, notes to chapters, bibliography and index. Biography of Tom Morris, founder of the golf course at St Andrews and a great golfer himself. S24. View more info