Biography

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    Allison, John M.S. – Monsieur Thiers

    (Lon, Allen & Unwin, 1932) Orig. cloth little marked spine little worn faded pp. 294 frontis. port.

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    Anderson, Ken – Heroes of South Africa

    (Cape Town: Purnell, 1965) 8vo; original blue boards; no dustwrapper; pp. (xii) + 407; monochrome plates. Light wear to extremities of boards; previous owner’s discreet label on front free endpaper; moderate foxing. Good condition. Thirty five South African heroes each have a chapter devoted to them in this book in addition to which there is […]

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    Baird, Margaret – Television Baird

    (Cape Town, HAUM, 1973) 8vo; original orange boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper rubbed and very slightly edgeworn; mild browing to endpapers; frontispiece and black-and-white photographic illustrations; pp. 160. Good condition. John Logie Baird the Scot who invented television is here presented as seen by the South African musician who was his wife. Here are the ideas […]

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    Barnard, (Prof. Dr.) C.N. & Curtis Bill Pepper – Christiaan Barnard: Een lewe

    (Cape Town, Tafelberg, 3rd impression, 1970) Pictorial dustwrapper pp. (x) + 417 frontispiece plates. Afrikaans text. Life of South Africa’s pioneer heart-transplant surgeon.

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    Battiscombe, Georgina – Reluctant pioneer; a life of Elizabeth Wordsworth

    (London, Constable, 1978) Pict dw sp sl faded pp. 320 frontis port plates. Prelims & edges v.sl. foxed. Signed by author on tp. ‘first principal of Lady Margaret Hall and founder of St Hugh’s College hers was the most important single influence in the development of women’s education at Oxford.’

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    Bellwood, W. A. – South African Backdrop

    (Cape Town, Nasionale Boekhandel, 1969) 8vo; original black boards; laminated dustwrapper; pp. (vi) + 183; black-and-white photographic plates. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed and edgeworn with two short tears to top edge; previous owner’s discreet handstamp on front pastedown. Very good condition. ‘In this story of a newspaper man the author admirably fulfils his stated intention: […]

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    Bentley, Eric – The Brecht Memoir

    (Manchester, Carcanet Press Limited, 1989) With an introduction by Martin Esslin; 8vo; original black boards; pictorial dustwrapper slightly rubbed; pp. 135 including index; black-and-white photographs. Very good condition. Bertolt Brecht’s plays and politics remain controversial. So does his personality. But there is no disputing his place as one of the giants of European theatre. His […]

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    Berg, A. Scott – Lindbergh

    (London: Macmillan, 1998) 8vo; original black boards lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (xii) + 628 incl. index; plates. Slight curl to edges of dustwrapper which is a touch sunned on spine panel; trace of spotting to edges. Very good condition. Charles Lindbergh’s life was a singular odyssey and many of his […]

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    Bernstein, Eduard – Ferdinand Lassalle. Eine Würdigung des Lehrers und Kämpfers

    (Berlin: Verlegt bei Paul Cassirer, 1919) 8vo; quarter calf and papered boards; lettered in gilt on spine; ribbon marker; tinted top edge; pp. 307 + (ii). Spine eroded at head; boards worn and somewhat soiled; earlier owner’s name signed on front free endpaper; regular light browning throughout; occasional fox spot; binding a bit slack. German […]

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    Blackwell, Leslie – Blackwell Remembers. The Memoirs of the Hon. Leslie Blackwell, Q.C., M.C.

    (Cape Town, Howard Timmins, 1971) 8vo; original pale boards; pictorial dustwrapper rather rubbed and edgeworn; pp. 213 incl. index; black-and-white photographic plates. Fair to good condition. Few people have led as active and colourful a life as Leslie Blackwell retired judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa. Now in his eighties he can look […]

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    Cameron, Edwin – Witness to AIDS. With contributions by Nathan Geffen

    (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2005) 214 x 137 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. (ii) + 238 incl. index; plates. Near fine condition. I hope that every person who reads this book will feel encouraged to make a contribution to the campaign to provide the means and resources to end the epidemic.” – Nelson Mandela in his […]

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    Collins, Hugh – Autobiography of a Murderer

    (London: Macmillan, 1997) 8vo; original red boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. (vi) + 201; line drawings. Bump to top edge; top edge of dustwrapper very slightly curled. Very good condition. Sentenced to life for murder Hugh Collins served 16 years in prisons in Scotland. Autobiography of a Murderer is his raw powerful account […]

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