This form will search the category History and Politics: Biography. To search all books, try the form on the homepage.

If you enter two or more words in this box, the search will look for both words, but not necessarily in the order you enter. Don't worry about upper and lower case. The search ignores words of less than three letters, such as initials like the "H" and "G" in "H. G. Wells".

To look for part of a word, use the wildcard * - for example, lon* will find "London" and "Longfellow". If you want to exclude a word from your search, put a minus sign in front of it: -pirates bucc* will find buccaneers, but not pirates.


This form will search the category History and Politics: Biography. To search all books, try the form on the homepage.

You can make a very specific search using this form: keep your search broad enough to find what you are looking for! If you enter two or more words in the Author, Title, Publisher or Keywords fields we'll look for all of them, though not necessarily in the order you enter them.

Where a book has more than one ISBN we use the British ISBN; and we also tend to use the 10-digit ISBN instead of the 13-digit one.

You don't need to worry about upper and lower case in this search. The search ignores words of less than three letters, such as initials like the "H" and "G" in "H. G. Wells". You can use the wildcard * in this form to look for parts of words - lon* will find "London" and "Longfellow". If you want to exclude a word from your search, put a minus sign in front of it: -pirates bucc* will find buccaneers, but not pirates.

History and Politics : Biography

‹ First<123 ... 38 39 > Last ›

The World, the World (Signed copy with ALS)

Henry Holt, New York
1st printing. Large 8vo in purple boards, black spine and gilt lettering to spine, 293pp. Inscribed and signed (as Norman) by author on the half title leaf PLUS a handwritten letter from the author on his headed notepaper signed 'Norman' (approx 140 words) which was sent with the book in 1997.
Bottom cover fore-corner tips slightly creased from bumping else FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy in a slightly edge-creased but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£145.00
UK mail: £3.20
European airmail: £9.06
International surface: £7.55
International airmail: £11.15

Fire and Movement - the British Expeditionary Force and the German Campaign of 1914

Oxford University Press, Oxford
Heavy 8vo. in red faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 480pp, plates, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£12.00
UK mail: £6.52
European airmail: £13.06
International surface: £10.89
International airmail: £16.77

The Lunar Men - the Friends Who Made the Future

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. Thick, very heavy 8vo in black boards, white lettering to spine, 588pp, plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£25.00
UK mail: £6.52
European airmail: £15.06
International surface: £12.55
International airmail: £19.58

General-At-Sea - Robert Blake and the Seventeenth Century Revolution in Naval Warfare

John Murray, London
Large 8vo in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 284pp, plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£18.00
UK mail: £3.20
European airmail: £9.06
International surface: £7.55
International airmail: £11.15

A History of London

Macmillan, London
Thick, very heavy 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 1,111pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (merest hint of tanning to leaves). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£30.00
UK mail: £6.52
European airmail: £19.06
International surface: £15.89
International airmail: £25.21

Essai sur les Graveurs de Bois en France au Dix-Huiteme Siecle

G Cres et Cie, Paris
Small Quarto size (4to). in publishers' original printed paper wraps, 192pp, numerous illustrations in text, pages unopened, etc. Plus 4pp erratum leaf loosely inserted (as issued). Text in French
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (mild tanning to edges)
1st editionSoftcover
Buy this book
£26.00
UK mail: £3.20
European airmail: £9.06
International surface: £7.55
International airmail: £11.15

The Farms of Farmingville - A two century story of twenty three Ridgefield Connecticut farmhouses and the people who gave them life (SIGNED COPY)

Connecticut Colonel Publishing Co., Ridgefield
Heavy 8vo. in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 509pp, illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the half title leaf (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£28.00
UK mail: £6.52
European airmail: £13.06
International surface: £10.89
International airmail: £16.77

Heal the Sick Was Their Motto - The Protestant Medical Missionaries in China

Chinese University Press, Hong Kong
8vo in bright orange cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 255pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy ( thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, pages very slightly tanned) in a faintly tanned but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£10.00
UK mail: £3.20
European airmail: £9.06
International surface: £7.55
International airmail: £11.15

Other Women - the Writing of Class Race and Gender 1832 1898

Princeton University Press, Princeton
1st printing. 8vo in tan cloth, red panel with gilt lettering to spine, 174pp, index etc
An extremely well preserved NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£30.00
UK mail: £3.20
European airmail: £9.06
International surface: £7.55
International airmail: £11.15

Colonialism and Iban Warfare

Obe-tryck Sthim, Stockholm
Large 8vo in stiff card covers, 209pp plus maps at rear, bibliog, index etc. Text in English throughout. This copy inscribed and signed (as Ulla) by the author on the front fly leaf.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (covers slightly tanned, slight flat crease to bottom corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
Buy this book
£85.00
UK mail: £3.20
European airmail: £9.06
International surface: £7.55
International airmail: £11.15

The Weaker Vessel - Womans Lot in Seventeenth Century England

Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 544pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£25.00
UK mail: £6.52
European airmail: £13.06
International surface: £10.89
International airmail: £16.77

Prohibition - the Era of Success (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
Heavy 8vo. in tan cloth, red panel with gilt lettering to spine, 508pp, plates, index etc. Inscribed and signed by the author (as Andrew) on the front blank fly-leaf. The recipient was Michael Leverson Meyer (1921- 2000 translator, biographer, journalist and dramatist) and this copy is from his private collection.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a slightly tanned and slightly dusty but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£45.00
UK mail: £3.20
European airmail: £11.06
International surface: £9.22
International airmail: £13.96

Love in Earnest - Some Notes on the Lives and Writings of English 'Uranian' Poets From 1880-1930

Routledge & Keegan Paul, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 280pp, plates, bibliog, index etc
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy ( end-papers slightly foxed or tanned, thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends) in a VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket ( lightly edge-rubbed, rear panel dusty, looks fine in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£130.00
UK mail: £3.20
European airmail: £11.06
International surface: £9.22
International airmail: £13.96

Jonathan Swift - A Hypocrite Reversed - A Critical Biography

Oxford University Press, Oxford
8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 427pp, index
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy ( top edge slightly tanned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£12.00
UK mail: £3.20
European airmail: £9.06
International surface: £7.55
International airmail: £11.15

Joseph Chamberlain - Entrepreneur in Politics

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 725pp, portrait frontispiece, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in a NEW Dust Jacket (hint of sunning to spine panel, looks new in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£50.00
UK mail: £6.52
European airmail: £17.06
International surface: £14.22
International airmail: £22.40

Pilate - the Biography of An Invented Man (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Heavy, large 8vo. in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 381pp, bibliography at rear. Inscribed and signed by Wroe (as Ann) on the title-page
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£40.00
UK mail: £3.20
European airmail: £11.06
International surface: £9.22
International airmail: £13.96

Boy - Tales of Childhood.

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in dark blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 160pp, illustrations in text
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (slight and barely visible edge-creaseing, looks new in its protector). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£45.00
UK mail: £3.20
European airmail: £9.06
International surface: £7.55
International airmail: £11.15

Hitler - 1889 - 1936 - Hubris (SIGNED COPY)

Allen Lane / Penguin Press, London
1st printing. Thick, very heavy 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 845pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. This copy signed by Ian Kershaw on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£85.00
UK mail: £6.52
European airmail: £19.06
International surface: £15.89
International airmail: £25.21

Victorian Education and the Ideal of Womanhood

Croom Helm, London
8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine, 185pp, bibliog, index
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a slightly spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£33.00
UK mail: £3.20
European airmail: £9.06
International surface: £7.55
International airmail: £11.15

From Newspeak to Cyberspeak - A History of Soviet Cybernetics

Mit Press, Cambridge & London
8vo in red cloth, black lettering to spine. 369pp, illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£85.00
UK mail: £3.20
European airmail: £9.06
International surface: £7.55
International airmail: £11.15

W S Gilbert - A Classic Victorian and His Theatre

Oxford University Press, Oxford
1st printing. Heavy, large 8vo. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 374pp, plates, bibliography, index
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition ( name on fly-leaf) in a slightly spine sunned but otherwise FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£12.00
UK mail: £6.52
European airmail: £13.06
International surface: £10.89
International airmail: £16.77

Bayonets to Lhasa - the First Full Account of the British Invasion of Tibet in 1904

Rupert Hart Davis, London
1st printing. 8vo in dark red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 319pp, plates, bibliography, index. This copy is from the collection of Michael Meyer (1921- 2000 translator, biographer, journalist and dramatist) and has his signature on the front fly-leaf.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread or barely read copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a slightly tanned and very slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket (looks very presentable indeed in its protector). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£22.00
UK mail: £3.20
European airmail: £11.06
International surface: £9.22
International airmail: £13.96

Blondel's Song - the Capture Imprisonment and Ransom of Richard the Lionheart (SIGNED COPY)

Viking / Penguin, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in burgundy faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 369pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves, thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends) in an AS NEW un-clipped Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£30.00
UK mail: £3.20
European airmail: £11.06
International surface: £9.22
International airmail: £13.96

Wives and Daughters - Women and Children in the Georgian Country House

Hambledon and London, London & New York
Thick, heavy 8vo. in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 454pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. We are told, but without provenance, this copy is inscribed and signed by the author (as Joanna) on the title-page.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£65.00
UK mail: £6.52
European airmail: £13.06
International surface: £10.89
International airmail: £16.77

Demanding the Impossible - A History of Anarchism

Harper Collins, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 767pp, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread or barely read copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, page-block edges faintly dusty) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy of the scarce hardback edition
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£90.00
UK mail: £6.52
European airmail: £19.06
International surface: £15.89
International airmail: £25.21

Concepts of Arthur

Tempus, Stroud
Large 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 282pp, bibliog, index etc. Out of print and now very hard to find
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
Buy this book
£65.00
UK mail: £3.20
European airmail: £9.06
International surface: £7.55
International airmail: £11.15

Later Auden

Farrar Straus and Giroux, New York
1st printing. Heavy, large 8vo. in burgundy cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 570pp, notes, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£22.00
UK mail: £6.52
European airmail: £13.06
International surface: £10.89
International airmail: £16.77

Samuel Beckett - An Exhibition - Held at Reading University Library May to July 1971 (And Touring)

Turret Books, London
Tall 8vo. in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 123pp, plates etc.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition (hint of tanning to page-block edges) in a near FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket (two tiny nicks to top edges, looks fine in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£25.00
UK mail: £3.20
European airmail: £9.06
International surface: £7.55
International airmail: £11.15

The Lost Rivers of London (Revised Edition)

Historical Publications, London
4to in blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 167pp, plates, index, large folding map at rear
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy still close to new (tiny slight bump to bottom cover corner tips) in a FINE Dust Jacket (hint of creasing to edge-tips, looks new in its protector)
HardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£12.00
UK mail: £3.20
European airmail: £11.06
International surface: £9.22
International airmail: £13.96

Life, Times and Recorded Works of Robert Dighton (1752 - 1814 ) Actor, Artist and Printseller - and Three of His Artist Sons - Portrayers of Georgian Pageantry and Wit

Dennis Rose / Element Books, Tisbury
4to in black faux leather, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 95pp on glossy art paper plates, bibliography, etc.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a slightly edge-nicked but otherwise near FINE Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£12.00
UK mail: £3.20
European airmail: £9.06
International surface: £7.55
International airmail: £11.15

United States Change country

< Book details
Check out
Shipping:
Total:

One moment please... waiting for PayPal.

We're just contacting PayPal to start the transaction.

‹ First<123 ... 38 39 > Last ›