Item 1
32162
Adams, Sarah Jane
Life in a Box: An Unorthodox Memoir
Murdoch Books Aust., 2020 Hardcover, sm 4to, 287pp with contents, with colour & b/w photographs throughout including endpages, in as new condition. Told with wit, pathos and charm, Life In A Box illustates the deeply personal connection that we have with our belongings: they are laden with rich meaning and adventure and, above all, redolent of our own stories.   $35
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Item 2
32204
Andreas, Joel (illustrator)
Addicted to War Why the U.S Can't kick Militarism
Capital City Press of Montpelier, Vermont, 1993 Paperback, 4to, 64pp, with b/w illustrations throughout, in excellent condition. This book takes on the most active, powerful and destructive military in the world. Hard-hitting, carefully documented, and heavily illustrated, it reveals why the United States has been involved in more wars in recent years than any other country.    $20
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Item 3
22798
BAEDEKER, Karl.
Great Britain
Leipzig, Karl Baedeker, 1937. 9th Edition. Hardcover, 12mo., flexible red covering, gilt lettering on cover & spine, adv for Baedeker books on front endpages, ribbon bookmarks, frontis fold-out map of Great Britain, index map on rear endpage, 27 maps, 85 plans and a panorama, index, 696pp. Karl Ludwig Johannes Baedeker was a German publisher whose company, Baedeker, set the standard for authoritative guidebooks for tourists. The guides with red bindings and gilt lettering became the familiar hallmark of all Baedeker guides and the content became famous for its clarity, detail and accuracy.    $50
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Item 4
22953
Bailey, John
The White Divers of Broome: The True Story of a Fatal Experiment.
Sydney, Macmillan, 2001, 1st edition Softcover, 8vo, 8vo. xv + 301pp., b/w photoplates and maps. A fine copy. In 1912 British Royal Navy Divers were sent to Broome to take part in the 'White Experiment'. It was an attempt to master the dangerous art of pearl-shell diving in order to overcome the Asian stranglehold on the Australian pearling industry.   $25
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Item 5
32058
Banfield, E.J.
The Confessions of a Beachcomber
Angus & Robertson Australia, 1933 Hardcover, 8vo, 221pp with contents, in rubbed & bumped d/w with small tears, with gilt lettering on spine, with b&w photographs, in good condition. Follows Banfield's time on dunk island, off the coast of Queensland between Tonwville and Cairs. Today it is an increasingly popular tourist resort, but when Banfield lived there from 1897 to 1923 there were no other human inhabitants except his wife and their housekeeper.   $30
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Item 6
32217
Barnes, Justyn
Ikigai: Discover Your Reason for Being
Quarto Press. 2018. First Edition Hardcover, small 8vo, 160pp, with many coloured illustrations throughout, in as new condition. Embrace the Japanese concept of Ikigai and discover a renewed sense of purpose. Be mindful of small pleasures each day to build a more enjoyable and fulfilling life.   $40
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Item 7
22919
BARRETT, Charles
The Bunyip
Melbourne, Robert Harris, 1946, 1st edition. Hardcover, 8vo., pp120, b/w illustrations, with previous owners signature, papered boards with cloth spine, foot of spine with some loss and boards sunned but internally a very good copy. A novel from Australian Aboriginal mythology that highlights the worth and delicate nature of Nature itself.   $20
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Item 8
55538
BEADLE; EVANS; CAROLIN
Flora of the Sydney Region
Artarmon, A.H. & A. W. Reed, 1982. Revised Edition. Hardcover, 8vo., fair condition, slightly worn dustjacket, map endpapers, diagrams, black & white and colour illus., index, 720pp. The Sydney region extends to Newcastle and Wollongong.   $40
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Item 9
30567
Bell, F. S. L. (ed.)
Mankind Official Journal of the Anthropological Societies of Australia Volume 17 No. 1987
The Anthropological Society of New South Wales Sydney, 1987 Paperback, 8vo, 76pp, in good condition. Mankind, being the Official Journal of the Anthropological Societies of Australia, with focus on aspects of Indigneous Australian life and culture, and also referencing the South Pacific and wider anthropological studies.   $25
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Item 10
20036
BLOOMFIELD, Robert
The Poems of Robert Bloomfield: The Farmer's Boy
London, John Van Voorst, 1845. Hardcover, 8vo., full red leather, gilt decoration and lettering, all edges, new flyleaf, prev owners name, steel engraved text illus., 270pp. Fine gift edition of Bloomfield's poems.   $75
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Item 11
23070
Bostock, L. and Chandler, S and Rourke, C.
Further Pure Mathematics
The Bath Press Avon, 1990 Paperback, 735pp including index, with many b/w diagrams throughout, in good condition. Many worked examples are incorporated in the text to illustrate each main development of the topic, and a set of straightforward problems follows each section. A selection of more challenging questions is given in the miscellaneous exercise at the end of each chapter. Multiple choice exercises are also included where appropriate.   $40
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Item 12
32211
Bowles, Joy. E
The chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Oils
Allen & Unwin, 2003. 3rd Edition Paperback, 8vo, 236pp including index, b/w diagrams throughout, in as new condition. This book offers a practical approach to understanding the chemical functional groups and pharmacological actions of essential oils.   $25
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Item 13
32103
Boxall, George E.
History of the Australian Bushrangers
Home Entertainment Library, 1935 Hardcover, 8vo, 376pp with contents, in rubbed cover, with rubbed & bumped pages and edges, with foxing, with previous owners signature, in fair condition. This book is about criminals being sent to Australian penal colonies and escaping into the bush area’s of Australia.   $25
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Item 14
32088
Braudel, Fernand
The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II (2 x vols.)
William Collins Sons & Co., Fontana Paperbacks, 1981 & 1982 Paperbacks, Vol 1., 1375pp (over both volumes), with contents & index, with b/w drawings & photographs, with slightly bumped covers, with some page foxing, both volumes in good condition. From its original French publication in 1949, this 2 volume publication has been internationally recognized as a masterpiece of historical scholarship and brings to life the societies, economics, politics and personalities of the Mediterranean world in the second half of the sixteenth century.   $30
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Item 15
32124
Breeden, Stanley & Wright, Belinda (Photography)
Sharing Culture: Kakadu
Steve Parish Publishing Aust., 2001 Paperback, 4to, 81pp with contents & index, with full colour photographs throughout, in as new condition. In the wilds of the top end of Australia's Northern Territory is a place of towering cliffs, deep mysterious gorges, woodlands and wide open spaces where rivers meander through grasslands. Lagoons and marshes are scattered across a coastal plain. Stone country, forests and wetlands teem with tropical life. This place is Kakadu, tradional Aboriginal land, a National Park and World Heritage Area.   $25
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Item 16
32095
Brent of Bin Bin
Back to Bool Bool
William Blackwood & Sons UK, 1931 Hardcover, sm 8vo, 408pp, with rubbed cover, with aged & bumped pages with foxing, with previous owners inscription, with prevous shop stamp, in good condition. A ramiparous novel with several prominent characters and a hantle of others disposed as atolls of Oceania's Archipelagoes.   $30
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Item 17
32181
Brodie, Nick
Kin
Hardie Grant Books Aust., 2015 Paperback, 8vo, 370pp, in as new condition. From convicts, goldminers and sailors, to high-country horsemen, nurses and soldiers - and almost everyone in between - Kin is about generations of real people living real lives.   $20
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Item 18
30077
Browne, J. F. R.
A History of William Merchant Browne of Abbotsbury & Appin 1762-1833
J.F.R. Browne, Manly, N.S.W. 1974. Paperback, 4to, 63pp, + plates, index illus., facsims., maps & plans. A very clean copy. William Browne, a merchant and landowner who had settled in Sydney after living in Calcutta. He brought a group of Indian servants to work for him in Sydney in 1816, some of whom alleged they had been mistreated and complained to authorities. Governor Macquarie ordered an investigation - a special inquiry was set up and the Indian workers gave statements to a Special Bench of Magistrates in 1819.   $120
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Item 19
21906
BROWNING, Robert
Poems of Robert Browning
London, Henry Frowde, 1905. Hardcover, 8vo., quarter brown leather binding, with brown sides, decorative gilt spine, some loss of the leather title label, frontis with tissue-guard, notes, 623pp. Contains lyrics, romances, tragedies and dramas. Very good gift edition of Brownings works from Oxford University Press.   $50
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Item 20
32132
Bunyan, John
The Pilgrim's Progress
Thomas Nelson & Sons (Elm Classics) [nd] Hardcover, 12mo, 332pp, with illustrations list and index, with good cloth boards, with gilt lettering on spine, with aged and foxed pages, with name plate on front endpage, in good condition. Written in 1678 as a Christian allegory, this text is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious, theological fiction in English literature.   $30
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Item 21
18033
CAMPBELL, Thomas
Gertrude of Wyoming and Other Poems
London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, et al., 1810. 3rd Edition. Hardcover, 12mo., full leather binding with gilt border & gilt dec. & lettering to spine, wear to top edge of spine, marbled endpages, 252pp. The Battle of Wyoming was an encounter during the American Revolutionary War between American Patriots and Loyalists accompanied by Iroquois raiders that took place in the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania on July 3, 1778.   $50
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Item 22
23036
Carl T.A. Johnk
Engineering Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1975 Paperback, 655pp, in excellent condition From start electromagnetic model introduces a comprehensive. systematic and detailed description of the basic theory of electromagnetic fields and electromagnetic waves.   $80
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Item 23
32092
Carnano, Paul & Sanchez, Pedro C.
A Complete History of Guam
Charles E. Tuttle Co. Japan, 1966 Hardcover, 8vo, 452pp with contents & index, with rubbed, bumped & price clipped d/w, with white lettering on spine, with b&w photographs, with gatefold map opp. title page, with previous owners name plate, in good condition. A comprehensive and eminently readable history of this fateful island, presenting the full sweep of its engrossing history.   $50
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Item 24
32054
Chapman, Graeme
Common Australian Birds of Towns & Gardens
Lansdowne Press Melbourne, 1970. First Edition Hardcover, 8vo, with contents, in rubbed & protected d/w, with tape marks on endpages, with bumped page edges, with previous owners name/address, with colour & b/w photographs throughout, in very good condition. This book will enable the reader to identify many of the common birds seen around the towns, cities and gardens of Australia.   $20
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Item 25
30067
Charles-Roux, Edmonde
The World Of Coco Chanel: Friends, Fashion, Fame
Thames and Hudson London 2005 First Edition Hardcover, 384pp, with illustrations in colour and black & white throughout, in d/w, in very good condition. Charles-Roux was one of Chanel's close friends and official biographer, so this book has lots of images of her work and her circle.    $40
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Item 26
32219
Chisholm, Don
Have you got the Guts to be really Healthy?
National Library. N/d Paperback, 8vo, 220pp, in as new condition. This book offers the reader the truth behind why world health is still declining despite medical advances and how you can benefit from a truly unique approach to your life.   $20
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Item 27
20175
CLAIR, Colin
Christopher Plantin
London, Cassell, 1960. 1st Edition. Hardcover, 4to., rebound in quarter brown leather with marble sides, five raised bands, leather title label on spine, original dustjacket tipped in on last page, black & white plates, notes, bibliography, index, 302pp. Biography about one of the early printers who turned a craft into an industry.   $95
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Item 28
32101
Clarke, Marcus
For The Term Of His Natural Life
Home Entertainment Library, 1935 Hardcover, 8vo, 494pp with contents, in rubbed cover, with rubbed & bumped pages and edges, with foxing, in fair condition. Depicts the dismal condition of a felon during his term of transportation to Australia.   $30
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Item 29
32220
Cohen, Josh
Not Working: Why we have to Stop
Granta Books, 2018. 1st Edition Hardcover, 8vo, 260pp including index, in d/w with one slight tear on front cover, else in as new condition. In this book, the author explores the paradox that inactivity is both a source of lethargy and indifference and a condition of imagination freedom and creativity. Drawing on his personal experiences and on stories from his consulting room, Cohen gets to the heart of the apathy so many of us feel when faced with the demands of contemporary life and asks: how might we live a different and more fulfilled existence.    $30
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Item 30
30581
CONABERE, Elizabeth, text by GARNET, J. Ros.
Wildflowers of South-Eastern Australia
Melbourne, Thomas Nelson, 1974. Signed Limited Edition. Hardcover, folio, 2 volume set bound in green cloth contained in slipcase, all in good condition, unpag., but 80 full colur plates with descriptions. Of 775 copies there was 750 available for sale and this is signed and numbered 368 by author and illlustrator.   $300
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Item 31
32168
Connolly, Bram
The Fighting Season
Allen & Unwin Aust., 2016 Paperback, 8vo, 324pp, in as new condition. As a Special Forces officer, Bram Connolly served several tours in Afghanistan and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for leadership in coombat. He takes you deep into the world of high-intensity combat few have experienced.   $20
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Item 32
30065
Conrad, Barnaby
Gates of Fear
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell 1957. First Edition Hardcover, small 4to, 338pp, with gilt lettering on spine, with b/w illustrations throughout, in torn and worn d/w, in fair condition. With his characteristic zest and his encylopedic knowledge of the spectacle, barnaby Conrad conducts a tour of the great bullrings of the world and gives us behind-the-scenes, generally firsthand, accounts of the great matadors.   $30
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Item 33
22777
Cumpston, I.M
Australia's Defence Policy 1901-2000 - Two Volumes
Canberra Union Offset Co. Pty, Ltd In 2 Volumes, Vol 1&2, in green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. In as new condition A history of political defence policies,   $50
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Item 34
10358
CURTIS, Winifred (botanical and ecological text) & Margaret Stones (illustrator)
The Endemic Flora of Tasmania. Part V
London, Ariel Press, 1975, 1st edition Hardcover, folio, 383pp, with contents & index, with rubbed cover, with gilt lettering on spine and design on cover, with colour endpage maps, 30 full page coloured plates, a superb production in very good condition. For a lover of plants and of fine books and art, there can be no more fitting memorial than acknowledged association with a fine flower book, a splendidly illustrated and typographically pleasing folio work produced in the same tradition of excellence as those of the golden century of such books.   $100
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Item 35
30698
Cussler, Clive
Vixen 03 by Clive Cussler
London: Hodder and Stroughton, 1978 First Edition. Hardcover, 8vo, with gilt lettering on spine, 318pp, author's signature on front page, in slightly worn d/w, else in very good condition. 1954:Eisenhower is President. Vixen 03 crashes. The plane bound for the South Pacific and bearing several canisters of a particular virulent organism, vaishes. Believed ditched at sea, Vixen has in fact, crashed into an ice-covered lake in Colorado.   $20
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Item 36
32159
Darby, Burton, Haskins and Ayres
The Victoria & Albert Museum
Philip Wilson Publishers UK, 1983 Hardcover, sm 4to, 383pp with contents & index, in fine d/w, with gilt lettering on spine, with colour & b/w photographs, with illustrated endpages, in excellent condition. London's Victoria and Albert Museum was the first, and is still the foremost, museum of decorative art in the world. Indeed, it has been said that it vurtually invented the concept of 'decorative art' - those objects such as pottery, furniture and textiles which, whilst serving a useful purpose, exhibit artistic skill and beauty.   $60
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Item 37
30694
Davidson, Jim
Lyrebird Rising: Louise Hanson-Dyer of Oiseau-Lyre 1884-1962
Miegunyah Press Melbourne 1994 1st edition Hardcover, 8vo, with gilt lettering on spine, 578pp including index, with b/w illustrations throughout, in d/w, in as new condition. Louise Hanson-Dyer was born in Melbourne where she developed her interest in music early and used her wealth to advance the arts. In 1932 in Paris she established Editions de l'Oiseau-Lyre Lyrebird Press. ÕLyrebird Rising re-creates the ambience of Melbourne in the twenties, Paris in the thirties, and London in the fifties.   $50
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Item 38
16034
de Beauvoir, Le Comte
Australie: Voyage Autour du Monde (French Text)
Paris, Henri Plon, 1872. Hardcover, 12mo., quarter leather binding with marble boards, Count Ludovic de Beauvoir (1846 - 1929) was a French explorer of the 19th century. Based on his traveling and journals between 1865 and 1867, the count traveled to Australia, the Dutch East Indies, Siam, China, Japan and California. The majority of the volume encompasses his travels in Australia, relating his arrival in Melbourne, travels in Victoria, Tasmania, Sydney and New South Wales, touching on the gold mines of Victoria, political and social impressions, the interior, sheep and the cannibals of Torres Straits.   $150
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Item 39
32052
de la Vega, Carcilaso
The Florida of the Inca The route of De Soto's army through La Florida 1539 - 1543.
Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd London, 1951. Hardcover, 8vo, 655pp with contents & index, in rubbed, bumped, marked & browned d/w, with gilt lettering on spine, with sunned page edges, with previous owners bookplate, with illustrated endpages, in good condition. The account of an expedition for the conquest of North america by Hernando De Soto in the sixteenth century. The enterprise was a complete failure and Garcilaso de la Vega based his book on the records he made of the many conversations he had with 'a great and noble friend of mine who accompanied the expedition to Florida.   $50
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Item 40
32165
de Zarate, Augustin
A History of the Discovery and Conquest of Peru
The Penguin Press London, 1933 Hardcover, sm 8vo, 222pp with rubbed & bumped cover, with aged pages with foxed edges, with b&w drawings, with previous owners' book plate and signature, in good condition. Dazzled by the sight of the vast treasure of gold and silver being unloaded at Seville’s docks in 1537, a teenaged Pedro de Cieza de León vowed to join the Spanish effort in the New World, become an explorer, and write what would become the earliest historical account of the conquest of Peru.   $20
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Item 41
31776
Dickens, Charles
A Tale of Two Cities
Collins UK, nd Red limp cloth board hardcover, Collins Illustrated Pocket Classics, 12mo, 456pp with contents, with slightly rubbed & bumped spine & cover (esp. back board), with ribbon marker, with previous owners name, with b&w illustrations, with gilt lettering and design on cover and spine, in good condition. Classic Charles Dickens novel   $35
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Item 42
32201
Evans, Alun
Royal Australian Navy
Time-Life Books, Pty Ltd. 1988. First Edition Hardcover, 4to, 168pp including index, with b/w illustrations throughout, in excellent condition. The traditions of Australia's ships and sailors at war. In both World Wars and later, the involement in Korea and Vietnam.    $30
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Item 43
32154
Evans, Ian
The Australian Old House Catalogue
Methuen Haynes Aust., 1984 Paperback, sm 4to, 96pp with contents, bibliography & illustration list, with b&w photographs & drawings, in excellent condition. Everything that you need to restore, decorate and furnish your old house can be found with the aid of this book - the most comprehensive Australia-wide guide to restoration companies, craft workers and specialist services.   $20
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Item 44
32117
Evans, Ian
The Federation House: A Restoration Guide
The Flannel Flower Press NSW., 1986 Hardcover, 4to, 160pp with contents & index, in good slightly bumped d/w with small tear on spine, with colour and b/w photographs and drawings, in excellent condition. This book blends the story of Federation buildings with a wealth of information on their restoration. The text describes the origins of the Federation style and its building materials and provides shrewd practical advice on restoration techniques.   $35
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Item 45
32115
Evans, Ian
Furnishing Old Houses: A Guide to Interior Restoration
MacMillan Aust., 1983 Hardcover, 4to, 134pp with contents & index, in fine d/w, with b&w photograps and illustrations, in excellent condition. A book that will help everyone understand how old Austrlaian houses were furnished and how an atmosphere that shits their architecture can be created.   $25
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Item 46
32120
Evans, Ian
Restoring Old Houses: A Guide to Authentic Restoration
Sun Books Aust., 1983 Paperback, 4to, 145pp with contents & index, with b&w drawings and photographs throughout, in as new condition. Based on Ian Evans's practical experience in restoration work, many hours of research in libraries and achives, and the advice and assistance of architects and others who share his enthusiasm for old homes.   $30
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Item 47
30559
Fitzhardinge, L.F
William Morris Hughes
Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 1973. First Edition. Paperback, small 8vo, 30pp, with b/w illustrations, in good condition. With all his faults, William Morris Hughes's place in Australian history is secure, no less for his contribution to the early labour movement than for his achievements as a national wartime leader and on the world stage.   $20
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Item 48
32161
Fleming, Caroline
Cook Yourself Happy: The Danish Way
Jacqui Small London, 2017 Hardcover, sm 4to, 256pp with contents & index, with colour photographs throughout and also on endpages, in as new condition. Food, family and Denmark are Coline's first loves, and this inspirational cookbook celebrates the very best of Danish cuisine as well as revealing Caroline's nurting and personal approach to life and cooking.   $25
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Item 49
21211
FLETCHER, Brian H.
Magnificent Obsession: The Story of The Mitchell Library, Sydney
Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 2007. Hardcover, 8vo., black cloth boards in very good dustjacket, illus. endpages, frontis, black & white and colour illus., notes, bibliography, index, 512pp. David Mitchell donated 40,000 books to the State Library which has now increased to 600,000 volumes.   $40
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Item 50
15627
FLETCHER, Richard
Bloodfeud: Murder and Revenge in Anglo-Saxon England
Penguin Group England, 2002, First Edition Hardcover, 8vo., very fine condition in like dustjacket, maps, family trees, black & white illus., appendices, bibliography, notes, index, 231pp. in as new condition. Earl Uhtred of Northumbria was murdered in 1016, and the author provides the background of early Anglo-Saxon England to this important act of treachery. It resulted in a bloodfeud lasting the next sixty years.   $35
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Item 51
19446
FOSTER, R. F. (editor).
The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland
Oxford University Press, 1994. Paperback 8vo. Near fine copy, illus. endpages, maps, black & white and colour plates throughout, further reading, chronology, index, 382pp. Gives a full account of Irish history from prehistoric times to the present day.   $30
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Item 52
22035
FURTADO, Peter (editor).
Histories of Nations: How Identities Were Forged
London, Thames & Hudson, 2012. Hardcover, 4to, 320pp, with green cloth boards in fine dustjacket, 157 colour ills., 45 in black & white illus., maps, further reading, biographies, index, brand new unopened still in shrink wrap. Articles from 28 leading scholars on how their countries identities developed through history.   $40
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Item 53
22845
GALLAGHER, Robert E. (editor)
Byron's Journal of His Circumnavigation 1764-1766
Cambridge: Published fro the Hakluyt Society at the University Press, 1964 Hardcover, 8vo, lxxxii + 230 pp., frontis + 17 charts & plates + 2 maps (some ills. folding. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and illustration on front board. Fine in slightly sunned d/w. In 1764 John Byron was commissioned by the Admiralty to sail to the South Atlantic to search for Pepys's Island and the Southern Continent. The journal which Byron kept during his voyage has been edited and annotated by Dr Robert E. Gallagher. He describes earlier voyages of a similar nature and sketches the background to this voyage. He assesses Byron's achievement and considers why he disobeyed his orders. Apart from the Journal, the Admiralty's 'secret instructions' to Byron are also printed here, as well as Byron's explanatory letter to the Admiralty.   $85
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Item 54
32091
Gallen, Paul
Heart and Soul: My Story
Allen & Unwin Aust., 2019 Paperback, 8vo, 386pp with contents & index, 386pp with contents & index, with colour photographs, in as new condition. Gallen's autobiography is a frank, open and heartfelt account of the great highs and lows of his 19 years playing at rugby league's highest level. It's a story as powerful and compelling as the man himself.   $25
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Item 55
30168
Garner, Helen
Cosmo Cosmolino
McPhee Gribble, Melbourne, 1992, First Edition. Hardcover, 8vo, 221pp, with gilt lettering on spine, in d/w in good condition. The big communal households of the seventies collapsed long ago. Lovers have died. Friends have quarrelled and parted forever. Children have grown up and gone out into the world. Can anything useful be salvaged from such a history?   $30
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Item 56
30718
Gow, Graeme E.
Snakes of Australia.
Angus & Robertson Sydney 1991 Revised Edition Paperback, 118pp including index, with 48 colour plates, with one red stain on front cover, else in as new condition. Authorative field guide to all Australian land snakes including chapters on the treatment of snake bite and the care of snakes in captivity.   $25
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Item 57
32090
Hamilton, Genesta
Princes of Zinj: The Rulers of Zanzibar
Hutchinson of London, 1957 Hardcover, 8vo, 272pp with contents & index, in rubbed, bumped & price clipped d/w, with gilt lettering on spine, with previous owners name plate, with bumped & foxed page edges, with b&w photographs, in good condition. The Zinj of Zanzibar are long forgotten, like the Portuguese rulers who followed them, but the line founded by the great Seyyid Said, sultan of Muscat, flourishes still in the Island of Spices after well over a century.   $35
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Item 58
16736
HARTLEY, Dorothy (ed. & illus.)
The Old Book: A Mediaeval Anthology
London, Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. Limited Edition. Hardcover, 4to., brown imitation leather boards with decorative boards gilt lettering to spine, minor rubbing along back spine, illus. endpages, untrimmed edges, colour frontis, 3 internal colour plates, eleven black & white illus., index, 318pp. Limited edition of 750 copies this being number 347 printed on Japon de Luxe paper. Book appears unread as many of the pages are uncut.   $200
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Item 59
32067
Hatfield, William
Desert Saga
Angus & Robertson Sydney, 1933. First Edition Hardcover, 8vo, 250pp with glossary, in rubbed, bumped & torn d/w, with aged cover, with previous owners inscription, in fair condition. The author gives a picture of the fast disappearing aborigine as a lovable human being. With simplicity of style, he lets the story unfold and carry its own message.   $25
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Item 60
32089
Hearn, Lafacdio
Kokoro (German Text)
Frankfurt A. Main Germany, 1907 Hardcover, 8vo, 288pp with table of contents, with illustrated cover, endpages and throughout, with aged & rubbed cover, with rubbed & spotted endpages, with aged and bumped page edges, in good condition. A variety of anecdotes and journal entries printed in 1896 during the Meiji era (1868-1912) connotes Hearn’s strong conviction in spirituality, ethnicity, fine arts and nationality of Japan, a mysterious and exotic land to the Westerners waiting to be explored.   $25
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Item 61
22820
Henty, G.A
Do Your Duty
Blackie and Sons Limited Small octavo, in green cloth, with illustralition on front board and spine. Illustrated by H M Brock, b/w plates & colour frontispiece. Slight foxing on title page, inscription on ffep, and a page loose, else a good copy Steeped in imperialism, GA Henty's adventure tale reflects Victorian values and an heroic Englishness.   $40
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Item 62
30124
Hergenhan, Laurie
Unnatural Lives. Studies in Australian Fiction about Convicts, from James Tucker to Patrick White
University of Queensland Press, 1983 Hardcover, 8vo, 210pp, with gilt lettering on spine, in d/w, in excellent condition. With selected bibliography at end. This book is of vital interest not only to the literary critic but also to the local historian and anyone else intrigued by the human issues raised by such a brutal and degrading Australian convict system.   $25
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Item 63
30558
Hoban, Mary
Caroline Chisholm 1808-1877
A.C.T.S. Publications 1977 Paperback, small 8vo, 29pp, in good condition. Caroline Chisholm (30 May 1808 - 25 March 1877)[1] was a 19th-century English humanitarian known mostly for her support of immigrant female and family welfare in Australia.   $20
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Item 64
32121
Hollo, Nick
Warm House Cool House
Choice Books Aust., 2001 Paperback, 4to, 172pp with contents, with colour & b/w photographs, images & drawings throughout, in as new condition. Gives a simple explanation of the principles of low energy housing design, and illustrates these principles with more than one hundred and ten examples from around Australia.   $40
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Item 65
22778
Home, R.W (Editor)
Historical Records of Australian Science 15 Volumes
McPherson's Printing Group, Melbourne A total of 15 volumes all in as new condition. Volume 5 Numbers 2 & 3, Volume 7 Numbers 1 & 4, Volume 8 Numbers 2 & 4, Volume 9 Number 2. Volume 11 Numbers 1, 2 (2 x copies) & 4, Volume 12 Numbers 1 & 2, Volume 13 Numbers 2 & 4, Volume 14 Number 4. These journals document the history of science, pure and applied, in Australia and the southwest Pacific. The journal began in 1966 as an irregular publication under the title Records of the Australian Academy of Science. The present name "Historical Records of Australian Science" was adopted in 1980. Since then, the journal has appeared on a regular basis, at first annually and, since 1991, twice a year.   $50
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Item 66
32147
Hosseini, Khaled
And The Mountains Echoed
Bloomsbury Publishing London, 2013 Paperback, 8vo, 404pp, in as new condition. Khaled Hosseini gives us a vivid and engaging story that reminds us how long his people have been struggling to triumph over the forces of violence - forces that continue to threaten them even today.   $20
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Item 67
32166
Hosseini, Khaled
The Kite Runner
Bloomsbury Publishing London, 2004 Paperback, sm 8vo, 324pp, in as new condition. 1970's Affhanistan: Twelve year old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neigher of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives.   $20
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Item 68
32098
Irving, Washington
Salagundi: or the Whim-Whams and Opinions of Launcelot Langstaff, esq Vol. 1
George Bell & Sons UK, 1890 Hardcover, 8vo, 280pp with contents, with rubbed & bumped cover, with aged and bumped page edges, with previous owners name plate, with authors b&w portrait, in good condition. A 19th-century satirical periodical created and written by Washington Irving, his oldest brother William, and James Kirke Paulding. The collaborators produced twenty issues at irregular intervals between January 24, 1807 and January 15, 1808. Salmagundi lampooned New York City culture and politics in a manner much like today's Mad magazine. It was in the November 11, 1807, issue that Irving first attached the name "Gotham" to New York City, based on the alleged stupidity of the people of Gotham, Nottinghamshire. Irving and his collaborators published the periodical using a wide variety of pseudonyms, including Will Wizard, Launcelot Langstaff, Pindar Cockloft, and Mustapha Rub-a-Dub Keli Khan.   $40
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Item 69
22982
James, T.G.H.
Ancient Egypt: The Land and Its Legacy.
London, Guild Publishing, 1988 Hardcover, 4to., pp223, blue cloth boards lettered in gilt, profusely illustrated throughout. A near fine copy in d/w The sites of the great cities and religous centres of ancient Egypt have yielded a wealth of objects which are now admired in museums all over the world. This book with evocative text and the numerous illustrations produce a book which will make a visit to the Egyptian galleries of a museum, or a journey to Egypt itself, a very much more rewarding experience.   $30
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Item 70
22915
JAMES, Walter
Ants in the Honey
Melbourne, The Hawthorn Press, 1972 Hardcover, 8vo, grey cloth boards lettered in gilt, near fine in like d/w A collection of random musings and anecdotes, charmingly written and beautifully presented, reflecting many years' wisdom and an abiding love for what the author considers the important things of life - wine, cheese and books.   $45
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Item 71
30560
Jermy, Pete, and Simco, Michael
Burnie, Wynyard and circular head
Llanfair Creative Electronic Publishing P/L. 1996 Paperback, 36pp, with b/w illustrations throughout, in excellent condition. On old Postcards. Yesterday's Tasmania Series No.3    $25
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Item 72
18193
JOHNSON, George (editor).
Sixty Sleights and Tricks in Connection Therewith
London, George Johnson, 1925. Hardcover, 12mo., greyish illus. card covers, good condition, but prev owner has re-enforced the spine, inscription on fep., black & white illus., 92pp. These short tricks were taken from the early issues of the "Magic Wand" magazine.   $50
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Item 73
32085
Kamil, Neil
Fortress of the Soul Violence, Metaphysics, and Material Life in the Huguenots' New World, 1517-1751
The John Hopkins University Press, 2005 Hardcover, lge 8vo, 1058pp with contents & index, with b&w drawings & photographs, in fine d/w, with gilt lettering on red cloth, in excellent condition. Drawing on deep archival research and fresh interpretations of Huguenot material culture, Kamil offers an exhaustive and highly sophisticated studty of the complex Huguenot world view.   $125
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Item 74
32223
Kelly, Max (ed)
Sydney City of Suburbs
New South Wales University Press, 1987 Paperback, 8vo, 213pp including index, with b/w illustrations throughout, in as new condition. For much of Sydney's life it has been the suburb that played centre stage in the City's march to maturity- from village to town , town to city, city to metropolis. The heartland of Sydney exists in its suburbs. From Australia's first suburb on Woolloomooloo Hill to the tens of thousands of blood-red brick houses of the 1920's, and from garden suburbs to suburbs in which few wanted to live, there is a story to tell.   $30
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Item 75
91423
KENNEDY, Alastair; VANCE, Donald A. & LEA, John.
Tales of the Railroad
London, Collins' Clear Type Press, nd (1930's) Hardcover, 4to., very good condition, colour illus boards with lettering on brown cloth spine, inscription on fixed endpaper, colour frontis, and colour and black & white line drawings internally, unpag. A collection of short stories by the authors.   $30
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Item 76
32114
Keville, Kathi
Country Herbs: Techniques, Recipes, Uses, and More
The Five Mile Press Aust., 1992 Hardcover, sq 4to, 128pp with contents & index, in fine d/w, with gilt lettering on spine, with full colour photographs throughout, in excellent condition. Brightening your garden or window box with the fresh scents and beautiful colours of herbs is a rewarding pastime. Now, it is only a step away with the help of this book.   $30
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Item 77
16045
KING, Jonathan & John
Philip Gidley King: A Biography of the Third Governor of New South Wales
Sydney, Methuen 1981. Signed. Hardcover, 4to., very good condition brown cloth boards, in fine dustjacket, illus. endpages, black & white and colour illus., family tree, footnotes, flat signed by author, index, 166pp. Philip gidley King, the son of a Cornish draper, came to NSW with the First Fleet and later governed the colony from 1800 to 1806.   $100
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Item 78
32053
Koeppel, Dan
To See Every Bird on Earth: A Father, a Son and a Lifelong Obsession
Penguin Group (Michael Joseph) UK, 2005 Hardcover, sm 8vo, 278pp with contents & bibliography, in fine d/w, with gilt images on spine, in excellent condition. Explores the thrill of the chase, the all-absorbing crusade at the expense of everything else, and travel to places exotic, dangerious and commonplace. It's also the story of obsession and how it defines us. But most of all, it's the story of a father and son and of how the very thing that pushed them apart also provided the route towards reconciliation.   $40
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Item 79
10279
LEE, Mrs R.
Adventures in Australia or Wanderings of Captain Spencer in the Bush and The Wilds
London, Griffith Farran Okeden & Welsh, nd. Sixth Thousand (1891). Hardcover, 8vo., brown cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine, with pictorial colour illus on cover & spine, corners are bumped, frontis, 3 internal illus., 336pp. + 16pp adv. Muir 4161. Date presumed to be 1891 by the printer information end of book. Illustrations are by J. S. Prout. Still nice bright copy.   $195
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Item 80
95433
LEOPOLD, J.H
The Almanus Manuscript Staats-und Stadtbibliothek Augsburg Codex in 2 No. 209. Rome circa 1475- circa 1485
London, Hutchinson, (1971) Hardcover, 4to., pp306, index, col. frontis, b/w ills and diagrams The notebooks of a fifteenth century German clockmaker - discovered in the 1940's in the Augsburg City Library    $95
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Item 81
32109
Lynch, Tavis
Mushroom Cultivation
Quarto Publishing USA, 2018 Gloss paperback, 144pp with contents & index, with full colour photographs throughout, in as new condition. An illustrated guide to growing your own mushrooms at home.   $30
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Item 82
32156
MacAller, Natasha
Spice: Health Heroes
Jacqui Small LLP London, 2016 Hardcover, sm 4to, 256pp with contents & index, with colour photographs throughout and on endpages, in as new condition. Many spices have hugh benefits for health and nutrition that are only now beginning to be recognized in the Western world. Backed by an impressive team of international medical professionals and institutions, this book explores the nutritional and medical applications of 30 commonly available but nevertheless extraordinary spice 'health heroes'.   $30
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Item 83
32221
McCallum, Ron
Born at the Right Time
Allen & Unwin. 2019. 1st Edition. Paperback, 8vo, 226pp, with b/w and colour photographs throughout, in as new condition. Ron McCallum has been blind since birth. In this endearing memoir, Ron recounts his social awkwardness and physical mishaps, and shares his early fears that he might never manage to have a proper career, find love, or become a parent. He has achieved all this and more, becoming a professor of law at a pretigious university , and chairing a committee at the United Nations.   $20
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Item 84
32086
McCardle, McCune, Griffin & Maholmes (Editors)
How Animals Affect Us
Americal Psycological Association Hardcover, lg 8vo, unopened, still in original shrink-wrap. Examines the influence of human-animal interaction on child development and human health.   $35
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Item 85
32208
MacCarthy, Fiona
Walter Gropius: Visionary Founder of the Bauhaus
Faber & Faber Limited. 2019. 1st Edition Hardcover, 8vo, 547pp including index, with a ribbon marker, with b/w illustrations throughout, in d/w, in as new condition. In this majestic biography of its charismatic founder, Fiona MacCarthy argues that Walter Gropius's visionary ideas still influence the way we live, work and think today.From 1910 to 1930 Gropius was at the very centre of European modern art and design.   $50
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Item 86
32212
McCullough, Colleen
Roden Cutler, V.C The Biography
Random House Australia Pty Ltd. 1998. 1st Edition. Hardcover, 8vo, 418pp, with gilt lettering on spine, in d/w, with b/w photographs, has a pen marking on ffep, else in as new condition. The author vividly shows us the life and times of a young soldier with the dashing good looks, the laconic humour and dislike of pretension who came back from the war determined to continue to support his mother, but, having lost a leg, with no idea how to do so. Yet by the age of 29 he was the Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand.   $25
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Item 87
30609
MacDonald, Keith Norman
In Defence of Ossian
Oban Times. 1906 (reprint) Hardcover, 8vo, in red cloth, 73pp + 4 pp of Appendix, with gilt lettering on front board, with b/w illustration on frontis, previous owners inscription on ffep, with sunned spine, else in good condition. Being a Summary of the Evidence in Favour of the Authenticity of the Poems   $30
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Item 88
22899
Macfie; Bonwick; Dyer; Dicken; Cockburn; Robinson; Hall; et al
Australasia: British Empire Series Vol IV.
Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., London, 1900 8vo, pp. xx, 364, cloth mottled but a firm binding, with gilt flag device on front cover, two folded maps and one folded table at the rear in fine condition. Most of the papers comprised in this volume were give originally as lectures in the Sunday Afternoon course at the South Place Institute, Finsbury from 1895 to 1898.   $50
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Item 89
32084
McGill, Ormond
Secrets of Dr Zomb The Autobiography of Ormand McGill Dean of Americal Hypnotists
Crown House Publishing UK, 2003 Hardcover, 8vo, 407pp with contents, in fine d/w, with gilt lettering on slighty rubbed cover, with b&w photographs and drawings, in excellent condition. Ormond McGill cuts up some fascinating jackpots and goes one further by including the technique of 'silent communication' and other secrets he aquired in his world travels as a showman. Secrets of Dr Zomb is a fun-reading and additionally a resource of little-known information for magicians and hypnotists.   $75
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Item 90
22916
McIntosh, Gladys.
Noojee Calling.
Geelong, Neptune Press, 1983, 1st edition Hardcover, 8vo, grey cloth boards lettered in red, pp93, b/w photos throughout, a family tree and index. A near fine copy in very good d/w with minor rubbing, signed by author. Mrs Gladys McIntosh ws born at Warragul in 1903 and spent most of her early life in Neerim Junction. A remark made by her late father, regretting the fact that the family history would be lost, remained in her mind and prompted her to gather up his notes, family potographs etc. and compile this book.   $50
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Item 91
32111
McPhee Gribble Publishers (Editors)
An Australian Gardener's Anthology
Rigby Publishers Aust., 1982 Hardcover, sm 4to, 296pp with contents & ackowledgements list, in fine d/w, with illustrated endpages, with colour & b/w drawings and photographs, in excellent condition. This beautifully illustrated collection ranges from the early days of settlement when vegetable growing was a matter of survival, the devotion to English cottage gardens and grand parks as familiar oases in the alient Australian landscape, the dawning of affection for native plants, to the challenges of present day urban gardens.   $25
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Item 92
32135
Makin, Jock
The Big Run: The Story of Victoria River Downs Station
Lansdowne Publishing Aust., 1993 Hardcover, sm 4to, 192pp with contents & index, in fine d/w, with endpage maps, with colour and b/w photographs, drawings & maps, in excellent condition. Tells the rich and fascinating story of Victoria River Downs Station in the Northern Territory. It is an engrossing and meticulously researched account of a large piece of Australia's pastoral heritage.   $20
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Item 93
32199
Mayman, Ted (Editor)
View from Kalgoorlie
Landfall Press, 1969, 1st Edition. Hardcover, 8vo, 204pp, with gilt lettering on spine, in slightly marked d/w, with slight foxing on ffep, else in good condition. This collection of stories brings vividly to life the goldfields through the boom and depression years, from determined old fossickers battling for survival to the days of large scale and well organised mining companies.    $25
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Item 94
96749
MEAD, Tom (signed copy)
Killers of Eden: The Story of the Killer Whales of Twofold Bay
Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1961. Hardcover, 8vo., teal cloth with gilt lettering on spine, with rubbed & bumped d/w, map frontis, with rectangular cut out on title page, black & white plates, 222pp., with author's signature, in good condition. A true story, stranger than fiction. Three generations of the Davidson family used the killer whales almost as drovers would use sheep dogs to round up the whales in Twofold Bay on the South Coast of NSW.   $20
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Item 95
32096
Mignet, F.A.
The History of Mary, Queen of Scots
Macmillan & Co. London, 1899 Hardcover, 8vo, 466pp with contents, with rubbed cover with spine fading, with rubbed, bumped & foxed pages, with bumped & aged page edges, with previous owners book plate, with cut out information of characters pasted on front endpage, in fair condition. This book was composed with the aid of materials and numerous works published during and after the sixteenth century about the political events and religious changes of Scotland and England.   $30
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Item 96
32093
Millar, Ronald
The Piltdown Men: A Case of Achaeological Fraud
Granada Publishing UK, 1972 Paperback sm 8vo, 271pp with contents & index, with slightly bumped cover, with browned pages & edges, with b&w illustrations, in good condition. The case study of th emost notorious hoax in the history or achaeology.   $30
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Item 97
32113
Mitchell Library
Celebrating 100 Years of the Mitchell Library
Focus Publishing NSW, 2000 Hardcover, 4to, 175pp with contents, in fine d/w with like gloss hardcover, with photograph endpages, with colour & b/w photographs, images & drawings, in excellent condition. Focuses on ten of its world famous collections as each reaches milestone dates of its own. Written by the curators of each of the collections each chapter is illustrated with rarely seen photographs, letters, maps and memorabilia.   $25
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Item 98
32123
Morcombe, Michael
Australian Nature Close-Up
Treasure Press Aust., 1989 Hardcover, 4to, 96pp with contents & index, with full colour photographs throughout, in as new condition. Throughout the Australian natural environment there are inconspicuous tiny creatures, and segments of plant and animal life which, when examined closely, perhaps highly magnified, possess a strikinb beauty.   $30
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Item 99
32206
Muir, Barry
Bolte From Bamganie
Hill of Content Publishing Company Pty Ltd. 1973. 1st Edition. Hardcover, 8vo, with gilt lettering on spine, in slightly marked d/w, 214pp, in very good condition. Barry Muir is well-equipped to write a biography of Sir Henry Bolte. As a reporter with the Argus, he covered the major meeting of Sir Henry's 1955 election campaign, held in Melbourne Town Hall. Following the death of the Argus in 1957, he joined the Herald not long afterwards and covered several Federal sessions in Canberra, writing an ' Overnight in Parliament' column.    $20
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Item 100
21994
NEWMAN, Charles
The Spirit of Wharf House: Campbell Enterprise From Calcutta to Canberra 1788-1930
Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1961. 1st Edition. Hardcover, lg. 8vo., 260pp, teal cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine, dustjacket present but several tears, colour frontis, black & b/w illustrations throughout, abbrev., notes, index, with pen markings on ffep, else in good condition. Biography about one of the earlier merchants in the young settement of Sydney.   $35
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Item 101
15661
NIAU, Marie Rousselet
Souvenirs D'Une Parisienne Aux Antipodes
Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1930. 1st Edition. Hardcover, 12mo., red cloth boards with black lettering, contained in protective card covers, good condition, frontis, maps, black & white photographs, need pencil notes in margins, vocabulary, 54pp. Book was written for the friends and relatives of Madame Niau in France who knew very little of the condition early pioneers had to face. Book is mainly in French for secondary students of French.   $50
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Item 102
30078
Noonan, Michael
A Different Drummer. The story of E.J. Banfield the Beachcomber of Dunk Island
Queensland University Press, 1983. First Edition Hardcover, 4to, 263pp, including index, b/w illustrations throughout, in d/w in excellent condition. E.J. Banfield and his wife Bertha had done what most people only dream of doing: they had gone to live on an idyllic island within Australias Great Barrier Reef in the late 1800's.   $60
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Item 103
95213
NORTH, Marianne
A Vision of Eden The Life and Work of Marianne North
New York, Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1980. 1st Edition. Hardcover, 8vo., very good conditon in brodart covered dustjacket, neat bookplate on fep., map endpapers, frontis, colour plates, index, 240pp. The first collection in book form of Marianne North's fabulously detailed and exotic botanical paintings, also contains dexerpts from her autobiography in vivid travel memoirs.   $50
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Item 104
18792

NSW Pocket Almanack and Colonial Remembrancer 1806
The Trustees of The Public Library of NSW, 1966 Hardcover, 8vo., green cloth boards gilt lettering spine, dustjacket good condition, book plate on endpage, prev owners name fep., 58pp. A facsimile copy of the first Almanack and second book to be published in Australia   $30
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Item 105
30066
O'Harris, Pixie
Was It Yesterday?
Rigby Publishers Adelaide 1983 Hardcover, 119pp, b/w & Colour illustrations throughout, one slight repaired tear on d/w, however in very good condition. An autobiography of Australia's best-known and well-loved children's book illustrator Pixie O'Harris.   $30
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Item 106
32104
Olsen, Tim
Son Of The Brush: A Memoir
Allen & Unwin Aust., 2020 Paperback, 8vo, 485pp with contents & index, with colour & b/w photographs, in as new condition. Tim Olsen is the son of arguably Australia's greatest living artist, Dr John Olsen. Son of the Brush is his fascinating, candid memoir of what it was like to grow up in the shadow of artistic genius, with all its wonder, excitement and bitter disappointments.   $30
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Item 107
32209
Pengelly, Andrew
The Constituents of Medicinal Plants: An Introduction to the Chemistry and therapeutics of herbal medicine.
Allen & Unwin.2004. 2nd Edition Paperback, 8vo, 172pp including index, with diagrams throughout, in as new condition. This unique book explains in simple terms the commonly occurring chemical constituents of medicinal plants. The major classes of plant constituents, such as phenols, terpenes and polysaccharides, are described both in terms of their chemical structures and their pharmacological activities.    $25
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Item 108
53957
Pierson, George Wilson
Tocqueville in America
Johns Hopkins University Press 1998 Trade paperback New. No dust jacket as issued. Still in publisher's shrink-wrap. 852 p.; 2.04" x 9.12" x 6.14". The author constructs - from diaries, letters and newspaper accounts - Alex de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont's nine-month tour and their evolving analysis of American society.   $25
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Item 109
32164
Platnick, Norman I.
Spiders of the World: A Natural History
Ivy Press UK, 2020 Hardcover, lge 8vo, 256pp with contents & index, with colour photographs throughout, in as new condition. Provides a richly illustrated look at spiders of all shapes and sizes from around the world. Explores their behaviour, attributes, biology and evolution. A captivating look at these wondrously adaptable and endlessly intriguing arachnids written by six of the world's leading experts on spiders.   $45
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Item 110
22109
PLUTARCHI
Philopoemen. Flaminius. Pyrrhus
Lipsiae, Bibliopolio, 1826. Hardcover, 8vo., bound in marbled boards, prev owners name fep., 78pp. Book appears to be a higher school student practice book. The text is in Greek and the student has managed to translate 24 pages into Latin. Unusal item.   $150
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Item 111
32225
Potter, Beatrix
The Tales of Beatrix Potter 12 classic tales, including The Tale of Peter rabbit, The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, The Tailor of Gloucester, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The Tale of two bad Mice, The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan, The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher, The story of Miss Moppet, The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, and the Tale of Pigling Bland
Frederick Warne & Co, Ltd, 2020 Hardcover, 12 volumes bound in cloth with gilt lettering on spine, brand new in plastic packaging and in box, 5 3/4" x4 1/2" in size, Beatrix Potter's tales of endearing animals with human traits have been charming children for generations. An artist, author, and conservationist, Potter was a women of prodigious and varied talents and her love of Flora and Fauna is evident in her beautifully detailed, evocative drawings.   $200
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Item 112
32077
Powell, John P.
Placenames of the Greater Hawkesbury Region
Hawkesbury River Enterprices Aust., 1994. First Edition. Signed by author. Paperback, 8vo, 146pp with contents & index, with authors signature on title page, with endpage maps, with b&w drawings throughout, in excellent condition. Covers origins, meanings, historical significance and entertaining incidents about the names of places in the greater Hawkesbury region.   $35
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Item 113
30714
PRATT, Sir John T.
CHINA AND BRITAIN
London, Collins, n.d Hardcover, 8vo, 128pp, with 11 plates in colour and 68 illustrations in black and white, contains foxing on end papers, in worn and price-clipped d/w, else a good copy. The history of China and Britain   $25
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Item 114
32155
Purnell, Sonia
Clementine Churchill: A Life In Pictures
White Lion Publishing UK, 2019 Hardcover, sm 4to, 240pp with contents & index, in fine d/w, with gilt lettering on spine and cover, with colour & b/w photographs, in as new condition. Sonia Purnell's biography of Winston's wife Clementine brings her out from behind the shadow cast by the Great Man.   $25
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Item 115
32178
Pybus, Cassandra
Truganini: Journey through the apocalypse
Allen & Unwin Aust., 2020 Paperback, 8vo, 315pp, in as new condition. Cassandra Pybus's ancestors told a story of an old Aboriginal woman who would wander across their farm on Bruny Island, in the south-east Tasmania, in the 1850's and 1860's. As a child, Cassandra didn't know this woman was Truganini, and that Truganini was walking over the country of her clan, the Neunonne.   $20
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Item 116
32152
Richards, Bill (Text)
The National Trust in New South Wales
Rigby Publishers, 1982 Hardcover, sm 4to, 152pp with contents & index, in fine d/w, with colour & b/w photographs, in as new condition. Bill Richards' chronological arrangement of his carefully selected subjects displays the full historical pageant of NSW' development from 1788 to the present day.   $25
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Item 117
30106
Rolls, Eric
Citizens: Flowers and the Wide Sea: Continuing the epic story of China's centuries-old relationship with Australia
University of Qld Press, Australia, 1996. First Edition Hardcover, large 8vo, 631pp, including index, with b/w illustrations,in d/w, in excellent condition. For generations the chinese regarded themselves as the flowers of the flowery Land while those across the wide sea were the barbarians.    $100
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Item 118
23035
Rose, T Marshall
The Open Book: A Practical Perspective on Osi
New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1990 Hardcover, 8vo, 651pp, in excellent condition Marshall Rose discusses the details of the Open Systems Interconnection Protocols.   $40
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Item 119
17615
ROUNDING, Virginia
Catherine The Great: Love Sex and Power
London, Hutchinson, 2006. Hardcover, 8vo., black cloth boards in excellent dustjacket which, colour photographs, notes, further reading, index, 566pp. Catherine the Great was the longest serving Queen in Russia.   $35
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Item 120
30562
RUSKIN, John
Sesame and Lilies
George Allen 1907 Paperback, small 8vo, 180pp, with worn and torn covers, and slight foxing on inside, else a good copy. Two Lectures. 1. Of Kings' Treasures. 2. Of Queens' Gardens. A classic 19th-century statement on the natures and duties of men and women.   $25
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Item 121
32118
Saini, Balwant & Joyce, Ray
The Australian House: Homes of the Tropical North
Lansdowne Press Sydney, 1983 Hardcover, 4to, 127pp with contents, glossary & index, with fine d/w, with illustrated endpages,. with colour & b/w photograhs throughout, in excellent condition. The traditional timber house of tropical northern Australia is a superb form of vernacular domestic architecture, at its peak during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.   $25
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Item 122
32218
Sandberg, Sheryl; Grant, Adam
Option B: Facing adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy.
Penguin Random House U.K. 2017 Paperback, 8vo, 226pp including index, in as new condition. After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build. This book combines personal insights with research to explore how everyone can overcome everyday struggles.   $25
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Item 123
30702
Scott, Sir Walter
The Monastery
London & Glascow: Collins' Clear Type Press, ND Hardcover, with gilt lettering on spine and gilt decorative illustration on spine, 564pp, with ribbon marker, b/w illustration on frontis, with b/w illustrations throughout, in very good condition. A historical novel, one of the Waverley novels. Set in the Scottish Borders in the 1550's on the eve of the Reformation, it is centred on Melrose Abbey.   $30
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Item 124
32081
Secrest, Meryle
Duveen: A Life in Art
Random House Inc. USA, 2005 Paperback, 8vo, 517pp with contents, illustration list & index, with b&w illustrations throughout, in excellent condition. Joseph Duveen was regarded as the most influential - or, in some circles, notorious - dealier of twentieth century. He established himself selling the European masterpieces of Titian, Botticelli, Giotto, and Vermeer to newly and lavishly wealth American businessmen. The story of a passionate, cultured, and entertaining opportunist, this book brings to life the man behind every important private art collection in the United States.   $30
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Item 125
30092
Sefrioui, Ahmed; Besancenot, Jean
Hachette World Albums: Morocco
Librairie Hachette 1956 Hardcover, 128pp, with gilt lettering on front board and spine, with b/w illustrations, in torn and worn d/w, else a good copy. The authors write....."What is the best time to visit Morocco? I am of the opinion that this country is pleasant at any time. You will love it, as I do, under its divers aspects." This book covers all those divers aspects of Morocco.   $30
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Item 126
91384
SHAMIR, Ronen.
The Colonies of Law Colonialism, Zionism and Law in Early Mandate Palestine
Cambridge University Press, 2000. Hardcover, 8vo., fine condition in like dustjacket, tables, diagrams, notes, bibliography, index, 216pp. "Treating law as an essential cultural component in a nation-building project, this offers a socio-historical analysis of a community-based systems of justice under colonial rule."   $75
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SHARLAND, Michael.
Birds of the Sun
Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1967. 1st Edition. Hardcover, 8vo, with contents & index, in good & protected dustjacket with minor wear, with previous owenrs name, with tape marks on endpages, with black & white photographs, in good condition. With rare and intimate photographs of such creatures as the lyrebird, the dusky wood swallows, a heap of minute flying kittens and the swamp-harrier, this book is a collection of essays recalling the author's bird-watching experiences all over Australia.   $25
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Item 128
32150
Smailes, John
Mount Panorama: Bathurst - The Stories Behind the Legend
Allen & Unwin Aust., 2019 Paperback, 8vo, 346pp with contents & index, with colour & b/w photographs, in as new condition. John Smailes gives us the definitive account of the Mountain, taking us into the pits, the workshops and the boardrooms to reveal the stories behind the circuit's conception and the champions and legendarry races that have made it so famous. It's the Mountain brought to life.   $25
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Item 129
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Smith, Jim
From Katoomba to Jenolan Caves: The Six Foot Track 1884-1984
Second Back Row Press Pty Ltd Paperback, 8vo, 177pp with contents & bibliography, with b&w photographs, drawings & images, with endpage maps, with slight page browning, in excellent condition. The six-foot track, originally designed as a horse-riding track to Jenolan Caves took on a life of its own used by hunters, bushwalking & scouting groups as well as camping and picnic trips.   $35
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Item 130
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Smith, Robin
Discovering Historic Australia
Penguin Australia, 1987 Hardcover, sm 4to, approx. 76pp with contents, in fine d/w, with gilt lettering on spine, with colour photographs throughout, in as new condition. Here, in the magnificant photographs of Robin Smith, are the towns, buildings and places that echo Australia's historic past.   $25
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Item 131
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Smith, Wilbur with Wakling, Chris
Cloudburst
Piccadilly Press UK,, 2020 Paperback, sm 8vo, 307pp, in as new condition. The Courtneys debuted in Wilbur Smith's first novel When The Lion Feeds in 1964. Now, with the help of Chris Wakling, he has been able to explore in this novel, how the Courtney family dynamic is playing out in our modern times.   $20
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Item 132
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Spahn, Mark/ Hadamitzky, Wolfgang
Japanese Character Dictionary with Compound Lookup via any Kanji
Nichigai Associates, Inc,1989 Paperback, 8vo, with characters on ffep, in good condition. Using any single character of a compound, the compound's reading and meaning can easily be found. For students and instructors of the Japanese language.   $50
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Item 133
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STEPHEN, Leslie
Hours In A Library - 3 Volume Set
London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1909. New Edition. Hardcover, 8vo,, red buckram boards with gilt lettering on spines, inscription Vol. 1 and prev owners name fep. Vol. I. 350pp.; Vol. II. 348pp. + 4pp. adv.; Vol. III. 342pp. Stephen's literary opinion of the famous authors at the time - De Foe, Richardson, Pope, Scott, Balzac, Walpole, Bronte, Fielding and many more.   $50
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Item 134
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Steven, Margaret
Arthur Phillip
Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 1962. First Edition. Paperback, small 8vo, 30pp, with b/w illustrations, in good condition. Admiral Arthur Phillip (11 October 1738 - 31 August 1814) was an English Royal Navy officer and the first Governor of New South Wales who led the British settlement and colonisation of Australia. He established a British penal colony that later became the city of Sydney, Australia.   $20
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Item 135
32131
Stevenson, R.L.
Catriona
Thomas Nelson & Sons (Elm Classics) [nd] Hardcover, 12mo, 381pp, with good cloth boards, with gilt lettering on spine, with aged and foxed pages, with name plate on front endpage, in good condition. Catriona (also known as David Balfour) is an 1893 novel written as a sequel to the earlier novel Kidnapped. The book begins precisely as Kidnapped ends, at 2 pm on 25 August 1751, outside the British Linen Company in Edinburgh, Scotland.   $30
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Item 136
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Stretton, Alan
Soldier in a Storm
William Collins Publishers Pty Ltd, Sydney. 1978. First Edition Hardcover, 8vo, 320pp, with gilt lettering on spine, in slighlty torn d/w, with a pen inscription on ffep, else in very good condition. Few Australian professional soldiers have become so well known in recent years as Major-General Alan Stretton. His brillliant handling of the relief operations in Darwin immediately after cyclone Tracy devastated the city on Christmas day 1974 brought him into full glare of the public spotlight.   $25
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Item 137
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Tofield, Simon
Simon's Cat: Beyond the Fence
Canongate Books Ltd. 2010. Hardcover, oblong small 8vo, 234pp, many b/w illustrations throughout, in d/w, in as new condition. This book depicts and exaggerates the hilarious relationship between a man and his cat. The daily escapades of this adorable pet, which always involve demanding more food, and his exasperated but doting owner come to life through Tofield's charming and hilarious illustrations.    $20
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Item 138
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Trollope, Anthony
Barchester Towers
Collins Clear Type Press UK, [nd] Hardcover, 12mo, 575pp with rubbed and bumped leather cover, with gilt lettering on spine, in good condition. This is the second book in the Chronicles of Barsetshire series, preceded by The Warden and followed by Doctor Thorne. Among other things, it satirises the antipathy in the Church of England between High Church and Evangelical adherents.   $50
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Item 139
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TUCHMAN, Barbara W
The Zimmermann Telegram
London, Folio Society, 2004. Hardcover, 8vo., laminated illus. colour boards with brown cloth spine with gilt lettering, contained in good slipcase, frontis, black & white illus, notes, sources, index, 225pp. In January 1917 a telegram from Zimmermann, the German Foreign Minister to the German Ambassador in Mexico was intercepted and sent to Whitehall for routine decoding. This was no ordinary telegram as Tuchman explains.   $30
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Item 140
32136
Vandenbeld, John
Nature of Australia
Collins Australia, 1988 Hardcover, 8vo, 292pp with contents & index, in good d/w with some water damage marks on inside, with colour photographs throughout, in very good condition. Accompanied by a wealth of splendid photographs and other illustrations, this book is a lucid and engrossing account of the making of Australia and its marvels - an enthralling portrait of the island continent.   $20
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Item 141
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VON BERTOUCH, Anne
The Ride Home
Newcastle, The Hunniford's Lane Press, 1983. Softcover, 8vo pp118. Signed and dated 1986 on the title page by the author The events in this book began in 1952 in Newcastle and have to do with a happening into which Peter and Helen Rokeby were plunged on their way home to Cessnock   $25
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Item 142
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Walling, Edna
A Gardener's Log
Anne O'Donovan Publishing Aust., 1987 Hardcover, lge 8vo, 149pp with contents & index, in fine d/w, with colour & b/w photographs and drawings including on endpages, in excellent condition. The name of Edna Walling has a magical sound for an increasing number of Australian gardeners. They associate it with handbuilt paths and stone walls, with dreamy cottage gardens, with native plants and thyme lawns, with pergolas clothed in soft planting, with a gentle wildness in the garden.   $50
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Item 143
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Wallis Budge, E.A.
The Gods of the Egyptians Vols 1 & 2
Dover Publications NY, 1969 Paperback, 8vo, Vol. 1, 525pp, Vol 2. 431pp, with b/w illustrations throughout, and colour fold out illustrations in Vol 2, in excellent condition. Dr Budge provides full information on the origins of the ancient religion, its peculiarly Egyptian aspects, evolution of cults, rites and gods, the priesthoods, the heretical aberration of Ikhnaten and the Aten cult. The text is profusely illustrated with many reproductions of tomb and mummy-case paintings, while many full texts are presented, with both hieroglyphs and translation.   $40
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Item 144
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WATERSON, D. B.
Squatter, Selector, and Storekeeper A History of the Darling Downs, 1859-1983.
Sydney, Sydney University Press, 1968. 1st Edition. Hardcover, 8vo, good condition in dustjacket with some wear to edges, maps, black & white plates, appendices, bibliography, index, 310pp It records the clash between the 'Pure Merino' squatters, millers, storekeepers and the equally, if not even more important and dramatic struggle, for too long obscured, occured when the selctor attempted to realize the agrarian dream by mastering an alien and, at times, hostile environment.   $25
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Item 145
32108
Weininger, Otto
Uber Die Letzten Dinge (German Text)
Wilhem Braumuller, University Publishing House, 1920 Hardcover, 8vo, 178pp, with browned, aged & rubbed pages, with rubbed, bumped & faded d/w with slight tear on spine, in good condition. Weininger (1880-1903) is generally considered the epitome of fin de siécle Vienna's decadence, & a huge influence on many cretinous minds of his age. The book features Weininger's analysis of Peer Gynt/Ibsen, a number of aphorisms, and his ideas on characterology, time, metaphysics, and culture. Weininger's insights on the criminal mind are especially insightful and brilliant.   $40
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Item 146
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Wells, H.G.
Mr Britling
Collins UK, [nd] Hardcover, 12mo, 373pp with gilt lettering on faded & bumped cover, with some spine detachment, with rubbed & aged pages, with previous owners signature, in fair condition. A masterpiece of the wartime experience in south eastern England. Illustrations by Noel Syers.   $25
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