Biography & Autobiography

Biography & Autobiography

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1 Black heroes in world history
USA Bantam Books 1968 Printed Card Wrappers Near Fine Paperback 
Amazing true stories of some of the world's great 'black' figures. Biographies from 'Tuesday Magazine'. Bantam Pathfinder HP 4852. OCLC Number: 316880571. 151pp. 19 cm. Qualifies for Lettermail rates. Please Note – Because of high postal rates, especially within Canada, we recommend ordering multiple books to lower the average cost of postage per title. It may not be viable to pay postage for one inexpensive book. However, books qualifying for lettermail rates are quite cheap to post. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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2 Saddlebag Surgeon; The Story of Dr. Murrough O'Brien
Winnipeg Harlequin Books 1958 First Printing Printed Card Wrappers VG+ Vintage Paperback 17cm 
Vintage paperback biography of an early, pioneer, rural Doctor in Manitoba. Harlequin 437. 192pp. Pages lightly and evenly tanned. Unmarked except for an ink name to the copyright page, verso of the tp. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Bright, clean wrappers. Front panel is display quality. Weight, 102g. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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3 AAVIK, Asbjorn Kagawa: Kaller Pa Norge
Oslo Gry Forlag 1950 First Edition Cloth Spine, PaperCov'd Boards Good VG  Good Biography 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
An account of Norwegian Christian missionaries in Asia and a biography of Japanese Christian leader, Kagawa. Norwegian language text. 125pp. Book is bright and clean. Binding sound. Previous owner's name to ffep.Dustjacket has edge wear, tiny chips etc., otherwise reasonably bright and clean. Weight, 250g.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 ABAGNALE, Frank Catch Me If You Can
New York, New York, U.S.A. Grosset & Dunlap 1981 0448165384 / 9780448165387 Sixth Printing Cloth Boards, Gilt Titles Near Fine  About Very Good Autobiography 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Autobiography of con-man extraordinaire, Frank Abagnale. 253pp. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding, no wear to cloth. Price-clipped dustjacket is bright and clean with only very minor wear evident. Weight, 560g.  
Price: 12.00 USD
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5 ABBOTT, Jacob Cleopatra
Akron, OH The New Werner Company Edition Not Stated Half Leather, Marbled Boards Near Fine No Dustjacket [None Issued] Biography 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Life of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt [c68-30 BC]. Undated, circa 1900. xiii, 272pp, frontis, two illustrations, map. Makers of History Series', Vol. VIII, but stands alone. Attractive copy with black leather spine and corners, gilt titles & decoration. Bright, clean, unmarked interior, pages white, not browned. Tight, square binding. No wear/damage to rest of leather spine and corners. Minor wear to fore-edge of front board. Solid, attractive copy weighing 360g. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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6 ABBOTT, Jacob Hannibal
Akron, OH The New Werner Company Edition Not Stated Half Leather, Marbled Boards Near Fine  No Dustjacket [None Issued] Biography 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Life of Carthaginian General, Hannibal [247-182 BC]. Undated, circa 1900. xiii, 257pp, frontis, three illustrations, folding map. Makers of History Series', Vol. IX, but stands alone. Attractive copy with black leather spine and corners, gilt titles & decoration. Bright, clean, unmarked interior, pages white, not browned. Tight, square binding. No wear/damage to leather spine and corners or to colorful, marbled boards. Solid, attractive copy weighing 350g.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 ABBOTT, Jacob Josephine
Akron, OH The New Werner Company Edition Not Stated Half Leather, Marbled Boards Near Fine  No Dustjacket [None Issued] Biography 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Life of the Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon [1763-1814 AD]. Undated, circa 1900. xiii, 285pp, frontis, three illustrations. Makers of History Series', Vol. XX, but stands alone. Attractive copy with black leather spine and corners, gilt titles & decoration. Bright, clean, unmarked interior, pages white, not browned. Tight, square binding. Small amount of wear to leather at head of spine. Virtually no wear/damage to rest of leather spine and corners or to colorful, marbled boards. Solid, attractive copy weighing 360g.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 ABBOTT, Jacob Julius Caesar
Akron, OH The New Werner Company Edition Not Stated Half Leather, Marbled Boards Near Fine  No Dustjacket [None Issued] Biography 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Life of Gaius Julius Caesar, Emperor of Rome [102-44 BC]. Undated, circa 1900. xiii, 239pp, frontis, three illustrations, map. Makers of History Series', Vol. X, but stands alone. Attractive copy with black leather spine and corners, gilt titles & decoration. Bright, clean, unmarked interior, pages white, not browned. Tight, square binding. Tiny loss to leather at head of spine. No wear/damage to rest of leather spine and corners or to colorful, marbled boards. Solid, attractive copy weighing 360g.  
Price: 17.50 USD
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9 ABBOTT, Jacob Mary Queen of Scots
Akron, OH The New Werner Company Edition Not Stated Half Leather, Marbled Boards Near Fine  No Dustjacket [None Issued] Biography 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Life of Mary Queen of Scots [1542-1687 AD]. Undated, circa 1900. xiii, 233pp, frontis, three illustrations. Makers of History Series', Vol. XVII, but stands alone. Attractive copy with black leather spine and corners, gilt titles & decoration. Bright, clean, unmarked interior, pages white, not browned. Tight, square binding. Small amount of wear to leather at head of spine. No wear/damage to rest of leather spine and corners or to colorful, marbled boards. Solid, attractive copy weighing 350g.  
Price: 17.50 USD
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10 ABBOTT, Jacob Queen Elizabeth
Akron, OH The New Werner Company Edition Not Stated Half Leather, Marbled Boards Near Fine  No Dustjacket [None Issued] Biography 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Life of Elizabeth I, Queen of England [1533-1603 AD]. Undated, circa 1900. xiii, 239pp, frontis, three illustrations. Makers of History Series', Vol. XVI, but stands alone. Attractive copy with black leather spine and corners, gilt titles & decoration. Bright, clean, unmarked interior, pages white, not browned. Tight, square binding. Small loss to leather at head of spine. No wear/damage to rest of leather spine and corners or to colorful, marbled boards. Solid, attractive copy weighing 350g.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 ABBOTT, John S. C. Henry the Fourth
Akron, OH The New Werner Company Edition Not Stated Half Leather, Marbled Boards Near Fine  No Dustjacket [None Issued] Biography 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Life of Henry IV, King of England [1367-1413 AD]. Undated, circa 1900. xiii, 239pp, frontis, four illustrations. Makers of History Series', Vol. XIV, but stands alone. Attractive copy with black leather spine and corners, gilt titles & decoration. Bright, clean, unmarked interior, pages white, not browned. Tight, square binding. Small loss to leather at head of spine. No wear/damage to rest of leather spine and corners or to colorful, marbled boards. Solid, attractive copy weighing 360g.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 ABBOTT, JOHN S. C. Marie Antoinette
Akron, OH The New Werner Company Edition Not Stated Half Leather, Marbled Boards Near Fine  No Dustjacket [None Issued] Biography 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France [1755-1793 AD]. Undated, circa 1900. xiii, 263pp, frontis, three illustrations. Makers of History Series', Vol. XIX, but stands alone. Attractive copy with black leather spine and corners, gilt titles & decoration. Bright, clean, unmarked interior, pages white, not browned. Tight, square binding. Small amount of wear to leather at head of spine. Virtually no wear/damage to rest of leather spine and corners or to colorful, marbled boards. Solid, attractive copy weighing 370g.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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Lone Cove; Life on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, ABRAHAM, Dorothy
13 ABRAHAM, Dorothy Lone Cove; Life on the West Coast of Vancouver Island
Vancouver Author Published [?] 1961 Fifth Edition Stapled Wrappers About Fine Paperbound 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
The author's life at Tofino, on Vancouver Island - eleven years following her arrival as a war-bride at the end of the First World War. 103pp, photo illustrated, maps. A very bright, clean, unmarked copy. Tight, square binding. Weight, 150g. Ships Lettermail when possible. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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14 ABRANTES, Laure Junot, Duchesse d' At the Court of Napoleon: Memoirs of the Duchesse d'Abrantes
New York Doubleday 1989 0-385-26639-1 / 9780385266390 First Edition Cloth, Gilt Titles About Fine  Good VG 9 1/2" Tall 
Memoirs of Laure Junot d'Abrantes, a friend of the Bonapartes in Corsica. Translated from the French. Inroduction by Olivier Bernier. Foreword by Katell le Bourhis. 387pp, illustrated. Bright copy with a sound binding. unmarked. Dustjacket, unclipped, has minor wear to edges, otherwise bright. Weight, 750g.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 ACKERMAN, John Dylan Thomas: His Life and Work
London Oxford University Press 1964 First Edition Cloth, Gilt Titles Fine G+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Life of Dylan Thomas and an examination of the extent to which his poetry and prose were influenced by their author's Welsh environment and both Anglo-Welsh and English literary conditions. 201pp, frontis portrait. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding. No wear to green cloth boards. Dustjacket has edge wear to spine and minor wear at tips. Weight, 480g. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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16 ACKERY, Ivan Fifty Years on Theatre Row
North Vancouver, B. C. Hancock House Pub Ltd 1980 0888390505 / 9780888390509 First Edition Cloth About Fine About Fine Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Ian Blanchet 
Ivan Ackery (1899-1989) was a movie theatre manager and entertainment promoter in Vancouver and manager of Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre during its goldern years from the 1930s to the 1960s. One fascinating part of the autobiography includes his amazing account of his joining up in WWI !! 253 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm. Bright, clean and unmarked, inside and outside. Pages lightly tanned at edges. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. Unclipped dustjacket, in protective brodart, is similar. Weight, 490g. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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17 ACKROYD, Peter Shakespeare : The Biography
London, United Kingdom Random House 2005 1856197263 / 9781856197267 First Edition, First Printing Cloth As New As New Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Superb biography of Willam Shakespeare, 1564-1616. ``Only Peter Ackroyd can combine readable narrative and unique observation with a sharp eye for the fascinating fact.` xiii, 546 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm. This copy is às new`, in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Weight, 880g. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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18 ACKROYD, Peter The life and times of Charles Dickens
New York, U.S.A. Hydra Pub 2003 1592580025 / 9781592580026 First American Printing Cloth About 'As New' About 'As New' Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
'This is the original landmark biography of Charles Dickens. It is almost as much a study of the culture and period Dickens was born into, as it is a biography...'. Originally published in 2002 by BBC Worldwide Ltd. 216 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 24 cm. Bright, clean, still fresh interior. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. Unclipped dustjacket is similar excepting a 1cm edge tear to the top of the front panel. Near new. Weight, 783g. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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19 ACLAND, Captain Eric The House of Windsor:george V to George VI [Salesman's Sample Copy]
Toronto John C. Winston Co. 1937 Sample Edition Cloth VG No Dustjacket Hardcover Sample 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Book Salesman's Sample book , or 'Dummy'. An incomplete verson of a book, showing all of the main parts, intended to pre-sell customers on the book and to colicit pre-publication orders. This book contains parts of two separate works, the first as abobe, the second being, 'The Princess Elizabeth, Winston, Toronto, 1937. Clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding. Frontis illustration a little 'riplled'. Corner cut to the ffep. Further info available. Weight, 345g. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 ACLAND, Eric The House of Windsor
Toronto Winston 1937 First Edition Illustrated Cloth VG+ No Dustjacket Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
History of the British monarchy from george V to george VI - The House of Windsor. 408pp, photo illustrated. Hardcover in attractive purple cloth with black & gold pictorial cover. No dustjacket. Interior is bright, clean and unmarked except of a felt-pen owner's signature to the ffep. Binding is tight and square. Purple cloth is bright and clean showing virtually no wear. Weight, 654g. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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