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Maxwell : The Final Verdict

By: Bower, Tom

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Harper Collins: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036711


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. View more info

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John Owens Manchester Merchant

By: Clapp, B.W.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Manchester, Manchester University Press: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 055251


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. View more info

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The Memoirs of a Publisher

By: Doubleday, F.N.

Price: £17.50

Publisher: New York, NY, USA, Doubleday: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028092


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. View more info

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Pudding on Fridays (SIGNED)

By: Edwards, Derek

Price: £37.50

Publisher: Langley Park, Durham, The Memoir Club: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 052769


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. View more info

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People and Property (SIGNED COPY)

By: Erdman

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, B. T. Batsford: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 043128


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 in... View more info

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Beyond the Brass Plate : Stories from a Dales Solicitor (SIGNED COPY)

By: Francis, John

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Otley, West Yorkshire, Smith Settle: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 058142


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. View more info

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Obsession : The Lives and Times of Calvin Klein

By: Gaines, Steven; Churcher, Sharon

Price: £10.50

Publisher: New York, NY, USA, Carol Publishing Group: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 045918


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. View more info

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Cheaper by the Dozen

By: Gilbreth, Frank B. Jr and Carey, Ernestine Gilbreth

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London & Basingstoke, William Heinemann Limited: 1953

Seller ID: 049608


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. View more info

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Pantaraxia : The Autobiography of Nubar Gilbenkian

By: Gulbenkian, Nubar

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co: 1968

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: 059598


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. View more info

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Roll the Dice : A True Saga of Love, Money and Betrayal

By: Guppy, Darius

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Blake Publishing: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 062993


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. View more info

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Maxwell (SIGNED COPY)

By: Haines, Joe

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, Macdonald: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the Subject

Seller ID: 001050


A very rare copy, signed by Robert Maxwell on half-title with accompanying compliments slip from Maxwell Communication Corporation (MCC). Stain on FFEP. Bump to top front corner. Minor shelf wear to jacket. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Copper King : A Biography of Thomas Williams of Llanidan (SIGNED COPY)

By: Harris, J. R.

Price: £27.50

Publisher: Liverpool, Lancashire, Liverpool University Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 059724


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 pos... View more info

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High Speed Gas : An Autobiography

By: Hutchison, Sir Kenneth

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Gerald Duckworth: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004078


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. View more info

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Iacocca : An Autobiography

By: Iacocca, Lee; Novak, William

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson: 1985

Edition: Second Reprint

Seller ID: 051813


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. View more info

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The Life and Times of Allen Lane

By: Lewis, Jeremy

Price: £16.50

Publisher: London, Viking: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028097


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. View more info

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The Outspoken Dr. Miller

By: Miller, Kenneth

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Weardale, Co. Durham, The Memoir Club: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 053161


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. View more info

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Viscount Southwood

By: Minney, R.J.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Odhams: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035177


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. View more info

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My Happy Life : Always Thumbs Up! (SIGNED COPY)

By: Pontin, Sir Fred

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, Solo: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 042969


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 dustw... View more info

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Janet Reger : Her Story

By: Reger, Janet ; Flack, Shirley

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Chapmans: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024903


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. View more info

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Nude Ego (SIGNED COPY)

By: Roye

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co: 1955

Edition: First British Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 058710


The life and times of the English photographer with the international reputation who previously earned a living as a sheep farmer, member of the Illicit Diamond Buying Ring, dancing instructor, night-club owner, film artist's agent, bookmaker and businessman. Clean, square hardback in a somewhat tatty d/w showing wear & tear and some lifting of laminate. SIGNED by the author to the publisher's page. 222 pages including over 130 photographs by the author. Next post dispat... View more info