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Two Day Antique, Collectors & Interior Sale. Gold & Silver Jewellery, Fine Art, Taxidermy, Antique & Retro Furniture, Collectable Porcelain and Many More Items.
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Sir Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart Books Sir Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart (1887-1970), British diplomat, journalist, author, and secret agent, was born at Anstruther on 2 Sep 1887, son of Robert Bruce Lockhart of Waid Academy At age 21 he went out to Malaya to join his 2 uncles who were rubber planters there. Having successfully passed the examination for the British Secret Service, he was posted to Moscow in 1912, and was acting Consul-General in Moscow for much od the 1st World War from 1914 to 1917. He was present when the Feb Revolution took place early in 1917, but left shortly before the Bolshevik Revolution of Oct 1917. In Jan 1918 at the bequest of the British Prime Minister, David Lloyd George, he returned to Russia as the UK’s first envoy to Bolshevik Russia. In 1918, with the British agent, Sydney Reilly, they were both alleged to have plotted to assassinate Vladimir Lenin, and were both sentenced to be shot, but boys escaped execution and escaped. Lockhart wrote about his experiences in Malaya and Russia in his autobiography, Memoirs of a British Agent published in 1932, which became an international best seller, and whose chapters on Russia and the Russian Revolution were turned into a Warners Film, B British Agent in 1934. A second volume of autobiography, Retreat from Glory, was published. In 1934. In the 1930s he began to release number of books, which were successful enough to allow him to to take up writing as a full-time career. Another volume of autobiography, Comes the Reckoning, was publshed in 1947 Below are the Sir Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart books

[001] Memoirs of a British Agent (Putnam, this is the reprint of Dec 1932. Blue cloth, ex Library; from St Helier Hospital Patients Library. With usual Library stamps scored out; some marking to covers

[001 (A) ]Putnam, London; Reprint of Feb 1937; black and white boards, dirtied, but internally clean

[001 (B)] green cloth, Putnam, London; reprint of April 1946; has bookseller’s ticket of James Burt, 184-186 High Street, Kirkcaldy, on fep

[002] British Agent. Putnam 1933; green cloth; title in gilt on front cover and spine; this is the American edition of Memoirs of a British Agent; ink signature of Lambert, 1938, on fep

[003] Retreat from Glory; Putnam, London; first edition of Oct 1934; blue cloth boards; title in gilt on spine

[003 (A)] 2nd Edition, reprinted Nov 1934; Putnam, London; blackened white boards, dirtied, but internally clean; book plate of Anthony Smith on fep

[004 ]Return to Malaya; Putnam, London; first edition, published Nov 1936; blue cloth; title in gilt on spine; ink signature of Agnew Duke, 1937, on fep; slight marking to front cover, otherwise a good copy

[004 (A) ]3rd edition, reprinted Jan 1938; Putnam, London; green cloth; title in gilt (fading) on spine and also wear to spine’ some marking to margins of pages

[005 ]Guns or Butter; Putnam, London; second edition, reprinted Oct 1938 (first edition was published in Oct 1938; blue cloth, title in gilt on spine; front cover slightly marked, otherwise a good copy; signature of W V Anstruther Gray (of Kilmany), 10/11/38 on fep

[ 005 (A)] Guns or Butter; Putnam, London; reprinted Nov 1938; blue cloth; title in gilt on spine; some marking to front cover; “Christmas 1938” on fep

[005 (B)] Guns or Butter; Putnam, London; reprinted March 1940; green cloth boards; dw; some wear to dw; also Number 452 sellotaped to spine

[006. ] Comes the Reckoning; Putnam, London’ First Edition, Oct 1947; blue cloth; dw, clipped; some marking to dw

[006 (A)] Comes the Reckoning; also first edition, published Oct 1947, but without the dw; blue cloth; title in gilt to spine; some browning to feps and title page, otherwise a good copy

[007] My Europe; First edition, first published 1952; cream cloth boards; dw, torn at top and bottom of spine, and also at corners

[008] Your Europe; Putnam, London; first edition; first published 1955; red cloth; dw; torn to top and bottom of dw, also top and bottom of spine

[009] Friends, Foes, & Foreigners. Putnam, London; first edition, 1957; red cloth; dw, price clipped; dw dirtied on back cover, also torn at top of spine, otherwise a good copy

[010] Giants Cast A Long Shadow. Putnam, London; First Edition, 1960; light blue cloth; dw; dw slightly dirtied on rear cover, otherwise a good copy;

[011 ]My Scottish Youth. Putnam, London, First Edition, First Published, Nov 1937blue cloth; title in gilt on spine; spine marked; internally clean.
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