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Biography / Autobiography

Hitchcock Jimmie - Master Golfer

A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which has one small nick at foot of spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 192pp. Illustrated. Hitchcock's autobiography.
Published : Stanley Paul, London 1967, First Edition
£10.00

Hog, Rev. David - Life of Allan Cunningham with Selections from His Works and Correspondence

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Bevelled edges. Pp.xii,373. Frontispiece. Decorated title page. A biography of the Galloway poet and author.
Published : John Anderson & Son, Dumfries 1875, First Edition
£45.00

Holmes D.T. - A Scot in France and Switzerland

Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's green cloth with title in gilt on front board and spine which is a bit dull. No inscriptions. Some foxing to endpapers. 398 pages.
Published : Alexander Gardner, Paisley 1910, First Edition
£8.00

Honig Edwin - Garcia Lorca

A very good copy in a dustwrapper which is missing a piece at the top of the front panel. 203pp. This was the first full length account of Lorca's life and work to be published in the UK.
Published : Editions Poetry, London 1945, First Edition
£6.00

Howie James - Portraits from Memory

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 161pp. Colour frontis. and other illus. The author was president of the British Medical Association. These are portraits of memorable personalities he knew in microbiology and in military, hospital and academic medicine.
Published : British Medical Journal 1988, First Edition
£8.00

Howlett Hamilton - Highland Constable the Life and Times of Rob Roy MacGregor

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a chip at the top of the spine. Gift inscription. Fairly light edge foxing. Pp.xii,292. Frontispiece and six illustrations including a folding family tree. Map end-papers.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1950, First Edition
£10.00

Hulme Harold - The Life of Sir John Eliot 1592 to 1632 Struggle for Parliamentary Freedom

A very good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper somewhat darkened on the spine. 423pp. 4 illustrations. Eliot was a great parliamentarian who constantly struggled to maintain the privileges of the House of Commons and who died for his belief in freedom of speech.
Published : George Allen & Unwin, London 1957, First Edition
£8.00

Humble Roy - The Voice of the Hills: The Story of Ben Humble, MBE

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. The wrapper shows a little wrinkling but there is no obvious damage. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiv,233. Illustrations. Maps. A biography of the mountaineer, mountaineering instructor and author who became a pioneer of mountain rescue in Scotland.
Published : The Pentland Press 1995, First Edition
£20.00

Humphreys A.R. - William Shenstone an Eighteenth Century Portrait

A very good copy in a slightly worn but near very good dustwrapper. 136 pages. One illustration. A little pencilled marking in the text.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1937, First Edition
£18.00

Hutcheon Robin - Chinnery the Man and the Legend

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xii,180. Many illustrations including 16 colour plates. Full-page map. A biography of the British artist who spent much of his life in China and India. Includes a chapter on Chinnery's shorthand by Geoffrey W. Bonsall.
Published : Soth China Morning Post, Hongkong 1975, First Edition
£10.00

Hutchinson Mrs. L - Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson, Governor of Nottingham Castle and Town

A very good copy in original olive green cloth with gilt lettering. Bookplate. 523pp. Frontis (loose). The volume also includes the life of Mrs. Hutchinson written by herself and an account of the siege of Latham House defended by the Countess of Derby against Sir Thomas Fairfax.
Published : Henry G. Bohn, London 1863, Tenth Edition Revised
£12.00

Hutchinson Roger - Aleister Crowley the Beast Demystified

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 216pp. A biography of the mountaineer and mystic.
Published : Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh 1998, First Edition
£12.50

Hyde, Mary - The Impossible Friendship : Boswell and Mrs. Thrale

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. No ownership inscription and no internal foxing. Pp.xvi,188. Illustrated.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1973, First Edition
£8.00

Ingleby, Leonard Cresswell - Oscar Wilde

Hardback. Nd but may be first edition of 1907. A good plus copy in brown cloth lettered and decorated in black. Not very obvious mark to lower board. Neat ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Pp.viii,400 + 8pp publisher's catalogue. Portrait frontispiece. The first part of the book (about 90 pages) deals with Oscar Wilde the Man, and this is followed by criticism of his works.
Published : T. Werner Laurie, London,
£30.00

Inglis John A. - Sir Adam Otterburn of Redhall King's Advocate 1524 - 1538

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Spine a little faded. Moderate edge foxing but clean internally and with no ownership inscription. 130 pages. Otterburn held a number of important posts in Scottish affairs. He was a member of the Scots Parliament and a Privy Counsellor. He was also a judge of the Court of Session and was seven times Provost of Edinburgh. He was King's Advocate and was sent on many diplomatic missions to England. Despite this "he might have had to wait to eternity for a full-length biography had it not been that the present writer is descended from him." A scarce title.
Published : Jackson Wylie & Co, Glasgow 1935, First Edition
£45.00

James Henry - The Middle Years

Apart from the spine having a slightly wrinkled appearance this is a vg copy. Previous owner's name and date on front end-paper. 118pp. Frontispiece. These are uncompleted autobiographical reminiscences.
Published : Collins, London 1917, First Edition
£15.00

Jameson John and Jameson Margaret - Andrew Jameson 1916 - 1934

Hardback. A very good copy in light green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Gift inscription from authors on front free end-paper:"For Graham Wilson from J.G.J. and M.J. July 1935." Pp.[xii],153,[iii]. Photographic frontispiece + 37 photographs. Title page woodcut vignette with tissue guard. Andrew Jameson was the only son of Major John Gordon Jameson (who was a member of Parliament) and Margaret Jameson and was the grandson of the Court of Session judge, Lord Ardwall and of A.L. Smith, Master of Balliol. He died on his 18th birthday. This is an affectionate and moving recollection of him by his parents.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation By Douglas & Foulis, Edinburgh 1935, First Edition
£35.00

Jaxa-Ronikier B. - The Red Executioner Dzierjinski (The Good Heart)

Hardback. A good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. Small piece of cloth in spine missing. Single stamp (of a church) on title page. 316 pages + 20pp adverts. Frontispiece and 22 illustrations. A biography of Felix Dzierjinski, an early Communist functionary and executioner.
Published : Denis Archer, London 1935, First Edition
£45.00

Jebb Bertha (Introduction By H. Rider Haggard) - Life and Adventures of John Gladwyn Jebb

A very good copy in the original light blue decorated cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. No ownership inscription and very little foxing. Ppxxv,335 + 32 page publisher's catalogue dated 10/93. Frontispiece. Introduction by H. Rider Haggard. The story of a life of adventure mainly in the American west, Mexico and South America.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1894, First Edition
£50.00

Jeff Connor - Creagh Dhu Climber: The Life and Times of John Cunningham

Hardback. A fine copy in pictorial laminated boards. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 251 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour. The biography of an inspirational Scottish climber.
Published : The Ernest Press 1999, First Edition
£25.00

Jellinek-Mercedes Guy - My Father Mr. Mercedes

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 319 pages. Illustrated. The story of Emil Jellinek-Mercedes and his relationship with the Daimler Motor Company.
Published : G.T. Foulis & Co., London 1966, First UK Edition
£8.00

Jerrold, Blanchard - The Life of George Cruikshank in Two Epochs

Hardbacks. A two volume set in very good condition. Brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and black. A little edge foxing but largely clean internally (except for the tissue-guard to each frontis.). No ownership inscription. Pp.xvi,284; viii,280 + 32pp publisher's adverts dated February 1882. Numerous illustrations by Cruikshank. Includes a list of works illustrated by him.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1882, First Edition
£50.00

Jeyes S.H. - The Life and Times of the Right Honourable the Marquis of Salisbury K.G. a History of the Conservative Party During the Last Fifty Years

Nd. c. 1905. 4to. A very good four volume set in blue cloth lettered and decorated in black and gilt. Bevelled edges. All edges gilt. Illustrated. Some foxing mainly to endpapers. Nearly 1000pp.
Published : Virtue & Co, London, First Edition
£28.00

Johnson Joseph - Brave Women and Their Deeds of Heroism

Nd.c.1920? A good copy in brown cloth with decorated upper board. Two Sunday School prize labels on end-papers. 240 pages. Frontispiece. Deals with historical heroines e.g. Joan of Arc, Flora MacDonald, Grace Darling etc.
Published : Gall & Inglis, London,
£10.00

Johnson Samuel - An Account of the Life of Mr. Richard Savage

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A little edge foxing. Pp.[viii],180. This is a Scolar Press facsimile of the 1748 second edition. Savage was a poet and friend of Johnson.
Published : Scolar Press 1971,
£30.00

Johnson Walter - Gilbert White Pioneer, Poet and Stylist

A good copy in original decorated olive-green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Some foxing to page-ends. 340pp. 8 illustrations.
Published : John Murray, London 1928, First Edition
£18.00

Johnson, R. Brimley (Editor) - Fanny Burney and the Burneys

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a very good dustwrapper. Previous owner's small ex libris plate on front fixed end-paper. 407 pages. Frontispiece and 18 illustrations. "Containing substantial additions to the famous diary, from Fanny Burney's unpublished "Journals in france" and many illustrations now published for the first time."
Published : Stanley Paul & Co. Ltd., London 1926, First Edition
£20.00

Jones Kenyon - GPS a Tribute

Hardback. A very good copy in a dark blue leatherette binding. Previous owner's ex libris plate on front free end-paper. 168 pages. Two pages of colour illustrations. Numerous black and white illustrations. Family trees. This is a biography of George Philip Stewart MacPherson who played rugby for Scotland. It covers also his banking career, his military life, his charitable interests etc. A scarce item.
Published : Sutherland Press, Golspie 1993, First Edition
£30.00

Jones Whitney R.D. - David Williams the Anvil and the Hammer

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xviii,266. 12 plates. This is the first full-length biography of Williams, a late 18th century London Welshman who was involved in most of the crucial debates of the time.
Published : University of Wales Press, Cardiff 1986, First Edition
£6.00

Jones, D. W. Carmalt (Edited By Brian Barraclough) - A Physician in Spite of Himself

Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. Upper board tips a little bumped. A fine clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xi,268. Frontispiece and 22 illustrations including colour. "A fascinating account of this early twentieth-century physician's life in England and New Zealand." Includes a vivid account of his experiences in medical service in the First World War in Flanders, Egypt and Palestine.
Published : The Royal Society of Medicine Press, London 2009, First Edition
£18.00

Joseph Mitchell - Reminiscences of My Life in the Highlands Vols. One and Two

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in very good dustwrappers. Two smallish stains at the foot of rear panel of the wrapper to Vol. I. Previous owner's ex libris label on the front free end-paper of each volume. Pp.362;268 + prelims. Contains much on Highland life and Highland families in the mid-19th century in addition to Mitchell's career as a railway engineer and the projector of the Highland railway.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1971, Reprint
£38.00

Kelly, Kelso - Galloway Men of Mark

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Some edge foxing but largely clean internally. No ownership inscription. 135 pages + one page index. Black and white illustrations. Brief studies of 21 Galloway men of distinction.
Published : John F. Brown, Newton Stewart 1919, First Edition
£20.00

Keynes Geoffrey - The Life of William Harvey

Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. In a good plus dustwrapper which is a little torn at the top of the spine. Bookplate. Pp.xviii,483. Coloured frontispiece and 32 illustrations. An attempt at a definitive biography of the famous physician.
Published : Oxford University Press 1966, First Edition
£18.00

King Agnes Gardner - Kelvin the Man a Biographical Sketch By His Neice

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt in a chipped, but overall good, dustwrapper. No ownership inscription. Moderate edge foxing. Pp.xv,142. 12 illustrations. A biography of the famous scientist, William Thomson, Lord Kelvin.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1925, First Edition
£18.00

King Agnes Gardner - Kelvin the Man a Biographical Sketch By His Niece

Hardback. A good copy in a fair dustwrapper which has some fairly substantial chips. Some foxing. No ownership inscription. Pp.xv,142. 12 illustrations. Introduction by Sir Donald MacAlister. A narrative of the personal life of the great scientist.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1925, First Reprint
£20.00

Kirk James - Her Majesty's Historiographer Gordon Donaldson 1913-1993

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Ownership inscription is hidden by inner flap of wrapper. Pp.viii,291. Frontispiece and 14 illustrations. A biography of an eminent Scots historian.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1996, First Edition
£12.00

Kitton Frederic G. - Charles Dickens His Life, Writings and Personality

A very good copy in red cloth letttered in gilt on the spine. Pp.xv,504. Frontispiece and 24 illustrations.
Published : T.C. & E.C. Jack, London 1902, First Edition
£9.00

Knox Kevin C and Noakes Richard (Editors) - From Newton to Hawking: A History of Cambridge University's Lucasian Professors of Mathematics

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xxiv,[2],486. 52 illustrations. "The story of these great natural philosophers and mathematical physicists is told here by some of the finest historians of science."
Published : Cambridge University Press 2003, First Edition
£16.00

Kurylak Stefan - Stefan's Story

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.vii,186. Illustrations. The story of a Pole conscripted into forced labour by the Nazis in 1942, who eventually made his way to England and fought with British airborne forces. After the war he "arranged mercy trips of food and vital supplies to the hard-hit people of Poland."
Published : R.C. Cobb, Farnborough, Hampshire 1992, First Edition
£15.00

Lady St. Helier (Mary Jeune) - Memories of Fifty Years

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Small gift inscription on front fixed end-paper. Pp.viii,358 + 16pp publisher's adverts. Illustrated. Lady St. Helier ws born into the Seaforth family and brought up in the North of Scotland. She later became a well-known London hostess who was a friend of many of the celebrities of her day.
Published : Edward Arnold, London 1909, First Edition
£20.00

Laing Samuel (Edited By R. P. Fereday) - The Autobiography of Samuel Laing of Papdale 1780-1868

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.xviii,308. Maps. Illustrations. Family tree. Samuel Laing was a Provost of Kirkwall "whose innovations in farming and fishing did much to lay the foundations for economic prosperity in nineteenth century Orkney. When kelp prices collapsed he ran into financial dificulties and, narrowly failing to enter parliament, he left Orkney to follow a quite separate career as traveller and writer." This copy comes with a compliments slip from the publisher addredded to Professor Alexander Fenton asking him for the favour of a review.
Published : Bellavista Publications, Kirkwall 2000, First Edition
£25.00

Laing, Samuel; Fereday, R.P. - The Autobiography of Samuel Laing of Papdale, 1780-1868

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xviii,308. Illustrations. Maps. Laing was a Provost of Kirkwall, and later a traveller and writer who made the first English translation of Heimskringla, the saga of the Norwegian kings.
Published : Bellavista Publications, Kirkwall 2000, First Edition
£25.00

Lakond Wladimir (translator) - The Diaries of Tchaikovsky

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's black cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. 9 black and white illustrations. 365 pages. Just about good dustwrapper which has some edge chipping and tears. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : W.W. Norton &* Co. Inc., New York 1945, First Edition
£20.00

Lamont Daniel - Sea-Girt Citadel Surgeon Goes to War in Shetland

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Bottom ends slightly bumped. Previous owner's name on front end-paper. 130pp. Illustrated. The autobiography of the doctor who became Consultant Surgeon in Shetland during the Second World War.
Published : The Shetland Times Ltd. 1973, First Edition
£15.00

Lang Andrew - George Mackenzie King's Advocate, of Rosehaugh His Life and Times (1636? - 1691)

A good copy in red cloth. Spine faded with some wear but lettering quite readable. Inscriptions and browning to end-papers. Pp.x,[2],347. 4 plates. Mackenzie was Lord Advocate during the turbulent times of late 17th century Scotland.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1909, First Edition
£35.00