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With Dearest Love to All. The Life and Letters of Lady Jebb, Bobbitt, Mary Reed
61 Bobbitt, Mary Reed With Dearest Love to All. The Life and Letters of Lady Jebb
London Faber & Faber 1960 1st Edition Hardback 
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. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Previous owner's details to preliminary pages. 277 pages Born Caroline Reynolds in 1840 in Evansburg, Pennsylvania she married in 1856, Lt. Adam J. Slemmer a Brigadier-General in the Union Army during the American Civil War. In 1874 she married the classicist Richard Claverhouse Jebb who was a professor. Her social circle included Robert Browning, Thomas Carlyle, Charles Darwin, Benjamin Disraeli, George Eliot, Charles Hale, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Ellen Terry, Mark Twain, and William Thackeray. She became Lady Jebb after her husband was knighted in 1900. ID283377 
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Full Circle: An Australian in Berlin 1930-1946, Bockmann, Vera (Edited, with an Introduction, by Decie Denholm)
62 Bockmann, Vera (Edited, with an Introduction, by Decie Denholm) Full Circle: An Australian in Berlin 1930-1946
Adelaide Wakefield Press 1991 0949268143 / 9780949268143 Reprint Softcover 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. 195 pages Barossa to Berlin and back six times, that was the experience of Vera Bockmann between 1930 and 1981. She spent the whole period of the Third Reich in Berlin, observing that society from the dichotomy of her German-British background. ID282663 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Katherine Mansfield, The Woman and the Writer., Boddy, Gillian
63 Boddy, Gillian Katherine Mansfield, The Woman and the Writer.
Ringwood Penguin 1988 0140086323 / 9780140086324 Reprint Softcover 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition - Card Covers. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Review slip stuck to inside front cover. xiii, 325 pages ID282941 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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A Short Walk From Harrods, Bogarde, Dirk
64 Bogarde, Dirk A Short Walk From Harrods
London Penguin 1994 0140231307 / 9780140231304 Softcover 
Octavo Size. Very Good condition. Review Copy - label to inside front cover. Illustrated with Colour photographs. 273 pages Volume 6 of his autobiography ID235769 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Alice Freeman Palmer. The Evolution of a New Woman, Bordin, Ruth
65 Bordin, Ruth Alice Freeman Palmer. The Evolution of a New Woman
Ann Arbor The University of Michigan Press 1993 047210392X / 9780472103928 1st Edition Hardcover 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 314pages. Alice Freeman Palmer was one of the most influential figures in expanding academic horizons for women in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. But her importance goes beyond the academic. She was a woman who chose both marriage and a professional career and she confronted obstacles that challenged this new path she, and others, were forging - this earned her the title "new woman". ID14965 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Boswell's  London Journal 1762-63, Boswell, James
66 Boswell, James Boswell's London Journal 1762-63
London The Folio Society 1985 1st thus Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition. No Slipcase. Bound in Wicotex Snowden cloth with paper side printed with a facsimile manuscript page. Black & white illustrations. 365 pages Introduction by Frederick Pottle. ID210891 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Boswell's London Journal 1762-63, Boswell, James; Edited and Introduced by Frederick Pottle
67 Boswell, James; Edited and Introduced by Frederick Pottle Boswell's London Journal 1762-63
London The Folio Society 1985 1st Edition Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Good Slipcase. Slipcase has been reinforced wit tape at edges. Bookplate to Front Free End paper. Illustrated with Black and White plates. 365 pages ID274865 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Pitt Rivers. The Life and Archaeological Work of Lieutenant-General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers, DCL, FRS, FSA, Bowden, Mark
68 Bowden, Mark Pitt Rivers. The Life and Archaeological Work of Lieutenant-General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers, DCL, FRS, FSA
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1991 0521400775 / 9780521400770 1st Edition Hardback 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Fine copy in Fine dustjacket - now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. A lovely book in excellent condition. 182 pages A flamboyant polymath, General Augustus Lane Fox Pitt Rivers (1827-1900) was influential in at least four fields - military training, anthropology, archaeology and public education. Yet little is known about his career, character or motivation. ID236184 
Price: 75.00 AUD
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69 Boyd-Macrae, Clre The Whole Shebang Articles and Reflections
Melbourne Clouds of Magellan 2008 0980298377 / 9780980298376 1st Edition Softcover 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Light wear to edges and corners. 235 pages The author shares her thoughts on looking for the meaning of life through bouts of depression. ID273020 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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America's Queen. The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Bradford, Sarah
70 Bradford, Sarah America's Queen. The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
New York Viking 2000 0670874221 / 9780670874224 1st Edition Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx].Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Review Copy - stamp/label to prelim pages. xii, 690 pages ID258543 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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South of My Days. A Biography of Judith Wright, Brady, Veronica
71 Brady, Veronica South of My Days. A Biography of Judith Wright
Sydney Angus & Robertson 1998 0207188572 / 9780207188572 1st Edition Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Gift inscription to title page. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 586 pages ID178600 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Hawker of Morwenstow: Portrait of a Victorian Eccentric, Brendon, Piers
72 Brendon, Piers Hawker of Morwenstow: Portrait of a Victorian Eccentric
London Jonathan Cape 1975 0224011227 / 9780224011228 1st Edition Hardback 
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. Bookplate to the preliminary pages. 270 pages An illuminating biography of Robert Stephen Hawker [1803-1875] which fully unravels the famous Cornish parson-poet's rich personality. Drawing on a mass of unpublished material, the author re-creates one of the most bizarre of Victorian lives. ID245601 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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The Raw Scent of Vanilla a Memoir, Bresciani, Emilia
73 Bresciani, Emilia The Raw Scent of Vanilla a Memoir
Sydney Macmillan 2000 073291065x / 9780732910655 Reprint Trade Paperback 
Very Good condition. . Slight yellowing to page edges. 379 pages Follows the fortunes of the Peruvian Bresciani-Lujan family and the author's turbulent life in Australia. ID282708 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Pulitzer, A Life, Brian, Denis
74 Brian, Denis Pulitzer, A Life
New York John Wiley & Sons 2001 0471332003 / 9780471332008 1st Edition Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. An excellent, like new copy. Fine condition in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. Black & white illustrations. viii, 438pp Joseph Pulitzer was a Hungarian-American Jewish newspaper publisher of the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the New York World. He introduced the techniques of "new journalism" to the newspapers he acquired in the 1880s and became a leading national figure in the Democratic Party and was elected Congressman from New York. Today, he is best known for the Pulitzer Prizes, which were established by money he bequeathed to Columbia University, as was the Columbia School of Journalism. The prizes are given annually to award achievements in journalism and photography, as well as literature and history, poetry, music and drama. ID236719 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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75 Brolewicz, Walter My Brother, Lech Walesa
London Robson Books 1984 0860512770 / 9780860512776 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in plastic cover. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 120 pages ID232164 
Price: 16.50 AUD
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76 Brookes, Mabel Dame Memoirs
Melbourne Macmillan of Australia 1974 0333139895 / 9780333139899 1st Edition Hardcover 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Near Fine condition in Near Fine Dustjacket. Slight wear on extremities of d/w otherwise fine condition. Includes index. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 216pages ID1292 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Shaw in his Time, Brown, Ivor
77 Brown, Ivor Shaw in his Time
London Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd 1967 Reprint Hardback 
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. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. 212 pages ID188451 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Love-Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett, Browning, Elizabeth Barrett and Browning, Robert; Stack, V.E. (Selection and Introduction)
78 Browning, Elizabeth Barrett and Browning, Robert; Stack, V.E. (Selection and Introduction) The Love-Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett
London Heinemann 1969 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good [Price-Clipped] Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Light wear to edges and corners with a couple of tine nicks to DJ spine. Previous owner's details to front free end paper [neat stamp]. Illustrated with Black and White plates. xxvi, 230 pages A selection of the famous Browning love-letters. Also includes poems. 'Sonnets from the Portuguese' by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and two poems, 'Life in Love' and 'In Three Days' by Robert Browning. ID281321 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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I Love a Sunburnt Country: The Diaries of Dorothea MacKellar, Brunsdon, Jyoti (Editor)
79 Brunsdon, Jyoti (Editor) I Love a Sunburnt Country: The Diaries of Dorothea MacKellar
Sydney Angus & Robertson 1990 1st Edition Hardback 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Lovely colour and black & white illustrations. 206 pages With Brunsdon's Introduction outlining MacKellar's life, the diaries are fascinating reading. Cover the years 1910-1918 ID296141 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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John Masefield: Letters to Reyna, Buchan, William (Editor)
80 Buchan, William (Editor) John Masefield: Letters to Reyna
London Buchan and Enright 1983 090767514X / 9780907675143 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Light wear to dustjacket edges and corners. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. 509 pages A revealing insight into the life, beliefs and character of passionate letter-writer, John Masefield with Introduction and Epilogue by the Editor, William Buchan. Reyna was violionist, Audrey Napier-Smith who received over 1000 letters from the poet laureate. ID269023 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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