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Glimpses And Reflections

By: Wee Kim Wee

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Singapore, Landmark Books: 2004

Edition: First

Seller ID: 029439

ISBN: 9813065877

Condition: Very Good


PO gift inscription but o/w unmarked. "That a boy from a poor kampong of bullock cart drivers who stopped school at age 15 to work as a dispatch clerk could rise to join top management of The Straits Times group, and become a diplomat and Head of State is remarkable in itself. What is even more engaging are the insights into his character, values and beliefs." View more info

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Paris Was a Woman: Portraits from the Left Bank

By: Weiss, Andrea

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Harper Collins: 1995

Edition: First

Seller ID: 030967

ISBN: 004440929X

Condition: Fine


"An illustrated collective portrait of the unique community of women who became known as the 'women of the Left Bank'. Authors Colette, Djuna Barnes and Gertrude Stein, poets H.D. and Natalie Clifford Barney, painters Romaine Brooks and Marie Laurencin, editors Bryher, Alice Toklas, Margaret Anderson and Jane Heap, photographers Berenice Abbott and Gisele Freund, booksellers Sylvia Beach and Adrienne Monnier, and journalist Janet Flanner all figured in this legendary... View more info

A Room in Bombay & Other Stories

By: Wentworth-Walsh, Dorothy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Pluto Press Australia: 2005

Edition: First

Seller ID: 028382

ISBN: 1864032499

Condition: Very Good


An unmarked copy with lightly tanned pages. "This intriguing and colourful collection of stories was written when the author first visited India in 1949, and during her return in the 1980s. A beauitfully crafted book it is startlingly fresh in a style reminiscent of the late Alistair Cooke's Letters from America." View more info

Kenyatta (World Leaders Past and Present) (World Leaders Past & Present)

By: Wepman, Dennis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Chelsea House Publishing: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 030849

ISBN: 0222012544

Condition: Very Good


Laminated boards with small chip to front panel, internally unmarked. "Prophet, saviour, barbarian, murderer - these are some of the names the world has called Jomo Kenyatta, who was born in British East Africa in 1894 and was later to confront the injustices of racism and colonism in his native Kenya." View more info

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Kennedy: A Cultural History of an American Icon

By: White, Mark

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London & New York, Bloomsbury Academic: 2013

Edition: First

Seller ID: 027101

ISBN: 1441161864

Condition: Brand New


An unmarked brand new copy. "Probably no other figure in history has created such a positive impression on people throughout the world today than Kennedy. This book seeks to explain how this hapopened, and to consider the extent to which the image conformed to the reality of the man." View more info

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Tolkien : A Biograph

By: White, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, New Amer Library: 2003

Seller ID: 008495

ISBN: 0451212428

Condition: Brand New


Tolkien: A Biography by Michael White is a comprehensive, in-depth, and entertaining biography of one of the greatest and most influential fantasy authors of modern time, J.R.R. Tolkien. View more info

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Claude Levi-Strauss: The Poet in the Laboratory

By: Wilcken, Patrick

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury UK: 2010

Edition: First/First Printing

Seller ID: 029573

ISBN: 0747583625

Condition: Brand New


An unmarked brand new copy in dust jacket. "Claude Levi-Strauss was one of the most influential intellectuals in the second half of the twentieth century, whose ideas and methods inspired the work of Michel Foucault, Roland Barthes and Jacques Lacan, and arguably changed the face of Western thought." View more info

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Richard Strauss: An Intimate Portrait

By: Wilhelm, Kurt

Price: $20.00

Publisher: United Kingdom, Thames & Hudson: 1999

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 023965

ISBN: 0500281599

Condition: Nr. Fine


An unmarked copy in excellent condition. View more info

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Alcatraz-1259

By: William G. Baker

Price: $22.00

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform: 2013

Edition: First

Inscription: Inscribed to PO by Author

Seller ID: 029310

ISBN: 148275407X

Condition: Very Good


"A true account of life at Alcatraz written by a former prisoner." Inscribed to PO by author but o/w unbmarked and in very good condition. View more info

The Richard Tapestry of My Persian Years : Memoirs of Maud Hannah (Molly) Williams, a Missionary Nurse, 1937-1974

By: Williams, Molly

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Bendigo, Keith Cole Publications: 1994

Inscription: Inscribed to PO By Author

Seller ID: 030465

ISBN: 0908447396

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed to PO on card pasted to title page. View more info

Olga's Story

By: Williams, Stephanie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Penguin: 2005

Edition: First

Seller ID: 022269

ISBN: 0670913766

Condition: Nr. Fine


"Based on Olga's own storeies, scraps of notebooks and letters, and painstaking research, Olga's Story is a heart-rending account of the life of the author's grandmother. From the comfort of her family to the terror of revolution and dangerous journeys in exile, Olga's Story is an epic tale." View more info

Brothers to Us : The Story of a Remarkable Family's Fight Against Apartheid

By: Williamson, Kristin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking Penguin: 1997

Seller ID: 030324

ISBN: 0670876569

Condition: Very Good


"After ten years' research both in and outside South Africa, Kristin Williamson has written the remarkable story of four unassuming brothers who attempted to achieve the impossible. The Watsons are not just brothers in blood, but brothers in spirit with their land and its people. Their story will move and inspire you." Unmarked except for faint water stain which has caused minimal waviness to first few pages, fore-edges lightly tanned. View more info

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Harold Robbins : the Man who invented Sex

By: Wilson, Andrew

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 2007

Edition: First/First Printing

Seller ID: 021929

ISBN: 0747592659

Condition: As New


"To mark the tenth anniversary of Harold Robbins' death, Andrew Wilson has written the first biography of a man whose obsessional pursuit of success would ultimately lead to his downfall." View more info

The Melancholy Dane : A Portrait of the Poet as a Young Man

By: Wilson, Edwin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lane Cove, NSW, Australia, Woodbine Press: 2006

Edition: First

Seller ID: 016561

ISBN: 0949557218

Condition: Nr. Fine


The author's 19th book, and second book of poetic memoirs following on from The Mullumbimby Kid. A new, unread copy with minimal shelfwear to wraps. View more info

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The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth: A Life

By: Wilson, Frances

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 2008

Edition: First/First Printing

Seller ID: 027097

ISBN: 0571230474

Condition: As New


An unmarked as new copy with lightly tanned pages. View more info

The Forgotten Naturalist: In Search of Alfred Russel Wallace

By: Wilson, John Grenfell

Price: $33.00

Publisher: Australian Scholarly Publishing: 2000

Edition: First

Seller ID: 029423

ISBN: 1875606726

Condition: Very Good


An unmarked copy with minimal edgewear to wraps. View more info

The Life of William Blake

By: Wilson, Mona

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Peter Davies: 1932

Edition: First

Seller ID: 021371

Condition: Very Good


Board edges faded, two PO names/dates ffep, small bookseller sticker front pastedown. pages and fore-edges tanned, small mark to upper fore-edges, B & W frontis. D/W price-clipped with sl. edgewear (now protected). View more info

Boswell for the Defence 1769-1774

By: Wimsatt, William K; Pottle, Frederick A (editors)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: William Heinemann: 1960

Seller ID: 020407

Condition: Very Good


PO name written neatly ffep, PO stamp to title page and fore-edges, otherwise internally unmarked and in very good condition. View more info

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The Fabulous Life of Diego Rivera

By: Wolfe, Bertram

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chelsea Manor, Michigan, U.S.A., Scarborough Books/Stein and Day: 1990

Seller ID: 022200

ISBN: 081281259X

Condition: Very Good


Wraps with some edgewear and chipping, reading creases to spine, internally unmarked and in excellent condition, binding appears strong. "Captures a career more extravagant and dramatic than most fiction." View more info

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The Lost Boy: A Novella (Chapel Hill Books)

By: Wolfe, Thomas; Clark, James W. Jr. (edited with an Introduction by)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: U.S.A., The University of North Carolina Press: 1992

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 028452

ISBN: 0807844861

Condition: Very Good


An unmarked copy iwith minimal shelfwear to wraps. View more info