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Maxwell - the Outsider, Bower, Tom
1 Bower, Tom Maxwell - the Outsider
London Aurum Press 1988 0948149884 / 9780948149887 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
Biography (pre-death) of Robert Maxwell covering his childhood in Czechoslovakia, his time in the British army during WW2, the building of his printing and publishing business, serving as an MP at Westminster etc. 374 pages including index. Tanning to page margins. Illustrated with b&w photographs. A very good, clean copy in very good unclipped dustjacket. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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Maxwell : The Final Verdict, Bower, Tom
2 Bower, Tom Maxwell : The Final Verdict
London Harper Collins 1995 0002555646 / 9780002555647 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Looks at Maxwell's life and his hectic struggle for pleasure, power and survival - revealing his countdown towards disaster and including the inside story of his sons trial. A very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper. 478 pages including index. Slight tanning to page edges. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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John Owens Manchester Merchant, Clapp, B.W.
3 Clapp, B.W. John Owens Manchester Merchant
Manchester Manchester University Press 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair - Repaired 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The business life of John Owens, the founder of Owens College, which ultimately became the University of Manchester - starting as a manufacturer and putter-out, he became sucessively a merchant, a speculator and, at the last, a philanthropist. A very good clean hardback in dustwrapper which has longish repaired tear to spine strip which has faded slightly. 193 pages including index. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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The Memoirs of a Publisher, Doubleday, F.N.
4 Doubleday, F.N. The Memoirs of a Publisher
New York, NY, USA Doubleday 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
Original red cloth with gilt titles and decoration. Cream dustjacket is lightly soiled and shows signs of light shelfwear including small tears to spine ends. 304 pages including index. Small stain to top edge. Text block immaculate. 
Price: 17.50 GBP
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Pudding on Fridays (SIGNED), Edwards, Derek
5 Edwards, Derek Pudding on Fridays (SIGNED)
Langley Park, Durham The Memoir Club 2008 1841041610 / 9781841041612 First Edition Hard Back Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Fascinating look at a career in the Stock Exchange from the 1950s, through Big Bnag in 1986, to retirement in 1998 as the author gives us a rare insight into the life of a stockbroker specializing in company flotations and corporate finance, both in Britain and abroad. Clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing slightest shelfwear. SIGNED by the author to the ffep in felt-tip - 258 pages including index. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 37.50 GBP
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People and Property, Erdman
6 Erdman People and Property
London B. T. Batsford 1982 0713437901 / 9780713437904 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
The author, a founder of the international practice of property consultants and surveyors, tells of his life spent in the property business and of his many interesting and famous clients including leaders of industry and celebrities. A near fine book in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Signed by the author, the inscription reads "Lord Willis, With warm thoughts & good wishes, Edward Erdman. Bedtime reading to induce sleep! 4/1/91" 214 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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The Endless Web : John Dickinson & Co Ltd. 1804-1954, Evans, Joan
7 Evans, Joan The Endless Web : John Dickinson & Co Ltd. 1804-1954
London Jonathan Cape 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The history of the Stationary Manufacturer first set up in 1804. Written by the great-niece of J.D. the book contains an abundance of family letters and diaries, a full documentation from the mills, and the survival of many old photographs. Clean, square hardback in an un-clipped d/w which showing light shelf wear & tear. Top edges dyed red. 274 pages including index plus photos and family tree and overseas branches endpapers. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Beyond the Brass Plate : Stories from a Dales Solicitor (SIGNED COPY), Francis, John
8 Francis, John Beyond the Brass Plate : Stories from a Dales Solicitor (SIGNED COPY)
Otley, West Yorkshire Smith Settle 1993 1858250145 / 9781858250144 First Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Tiner, Ron Signed by Author
Delighful collection of short stories, full of warmth, gentle humour and charm, about the author's life and times as a solicitor in the Yorkshire Dales. Internally clean paperback with light signs of shelf life with crease marks to cover - 162 pages. SIGNED by the author to the half-title page with the inscription ''To Geoff With best wishes John Francis 10th December 1993''. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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Obsession : The Lives and Times of Calvin Klein, Gaines, Steven; Churcher, Sharon
9 Gaines, Steven; Churcher, Sharon Obsession : The Lives and Times of Calvin Klein
New York, NY, USA Carol Publishing Group 1994 1559722355 / 9781559722353 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Looks at the life and career of the genius behind a $2-billion-a-year fashion empire who became one of the greatest trendsetters and most recognisable celebrities of our time. Clean square copy in an unclipped d/w - 414 pages including index. Next post dispatch from the UK. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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Cheaper by the Dozen, Gilbreth, Frank B. Jr and Carey, Ernestine Gilbreth
10 Gilbreth, Frank B. Jr and Carey, Ernestine Gilbreth Cheaper by the Dozen
London & Basingstoke William Heinemann Limited 1953 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
The story of the Gilbreth's, who founded the management consulting firm Gilbreth Inc. and reared twelve children. No.13 in the Vanguard Library Series. Good square hardback - 247 pages. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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Pantaraxia : The Autobiography of Nubar Gilbenkian, Gulbenkian, Nubar
11 Gulbenkian, Nubar Pantaraxia : The Autobiography of Nubar Gilbenkian
London Hutchinson & Co 1968 0090759001 / 9780090759002 Third Impression Hard Cover Reading Copy Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The extraordinary story of the life and times of the man born in the Ottoman who as a consequence of his educational background saw himself as British and strove to live up to the model of the English gentleman. Famously quoted of his personal London Taxi 'It turns on a sixpence, whatever that is!' Internally clean text block though a few minor stain marks to prelims. Unclipped d/w shows shelfwear & tear - 383 pages including index. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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Roll the Dice : A True Saga of Love, Money and Betrayal, Guppy, Darius
12 Guppy, Darius Roll the Dice : A True Saga of Love, Money and Betrayal
London Blake Publishing 1997 1857821599 / 9781857821598 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The story of the rise and fall of the man who was a friend of the rich and famous and his attempt to avenge his father's financial ruin at the hands of Lloyds of London. Some light tanning to page margins else a clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 309 pages. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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The Copper King : A Biography of Thomas Williams of Llanidan  (SIGNED COPY), Harris, J. R.
13 Harris, J. R. The Copper King : A Biography of Thomas Williams of Llanidan (SIGNED COPY)
Liverpool, Lancashire Liverpool University Press 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Examines the life and career of one of the most remarkable businessmen of the eighteenth century - a country solicitor from North Wales who became the monopolist of the British copper industry at a time when Britain was the world's largest producer and exporter of the metal. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w protected in a plastic jacket. SIGNED by the author to the ffep with the inscription ''Very best wishes John Harris''. 194 pages including index. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 27.50 GBP
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High Speed Gas : An Autobiography, Hutchison, Sir Kenneth
14 Hutchison, Sir Kenneth High Speed Gas : An Autobiography
London Gerald Duckworth 1987 0715622005 / 9780715622001 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The memoirs of the chief architect of the modern gas industry. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w which shows some stretching to front flap - 280 pages including index. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Iacocca : An Autobiography, Iacocca, Lee; Novak, William
15 Iacocca, Lee; Novak, William Iacocca : An Autobiography
London Sidgwick & Jackson 1985 0283991933 / 9780283991936 Second Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The story of an American legend, the tough-talking, straight-shooting businessman who brought Chrysler back from the brink and in the process became a media celebrity, a newsreader, and a man many urged to run for President. Clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing slightest shelfwear - 352 pages including index. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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The Life and Times of Allen Lane, Lewis, Jeremy
16 Lewis, Jeremy The Life and Times of Allen Lane
London Viking 2005 0670914851 / 9780670914852 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo 
The biography of Allen Lane, the greatest publisher of the twentieth century who despite leaving school at 16 went on to found Penguin Books. A clean, crisp copy in unclipped dustjacket. Illustrated in b&w. 484 pages including index. 
Price: 16.50 GBP
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The Outspoken Dr. Miller, Miller, Kenneth
17 Miller, Kenneth The Outspoken Dr. Miller
Weardale, Co. Durham The Memoir Club 2006 1841041599 / 9781841041599 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Carefully crafted autobiography which will appeal to all those with an interest in the relationship between politics and the furtherance of engineering as well as those who simply enjoy a good life story well told. Clean bright paperback which appears unread - 220 pages including index. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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Viscount Southwood, Minney, R.J.
18 Minney, R.J. Viscount Southwood
London Odhams 1954 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo 
A very good clean hardback copy in unclipped dustwrapper which shows signs of shelfwear/tear The biography of Viscount Southwood, born Julius Saltus Elias, who came from humble beginnings to become the owner of one of the most successful printing and publishing houses in Great Britain. 384 pages including index. Illustrated with b.w. photographs. Next post UK dispatch. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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My Happy Life : Always Thumbs Up!, Pontin, Sir Fred
19 Pontin, Sir Fred My Happy Life : Always Thumbs Up!
London Solo 1991 1873939000 / 9781873939000 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
SIGNED on the front endpaper with the inscription "To Ted, Thanks for the recent plug. This may bring back some memories, Best Wishes Fred." Provenance: - comes from the library of Lord Ted Willis.The candid autobiography of Fred Pontin, recounts how he brought a new style of holiday to millions of people, and turned a 23,000 investment in a derelict training camp into a 55 million international leisure industry. A very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper - 164 pages including index. 
Price: 22.50 GBP
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Janet Reger : Her Story, Reger, Janet ; Flack, Shirley
20 Reger, Janet ; Flack, Shirley Janet Reger : Her Story
London Chapmans 1991 1855925346 / 9781855925342 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Clean, bright ex-library copy in an unclipped d/w which is protected with a plastic coating. Board show some bowing. The life and times of the famous lingerie designer. 246 pages. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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