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1. Allon, Fiona (2008). Renovation Nation: Our Obsession with Home (1st ed). Sydney: University of New South Wales Press. 232 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. Examines the remarkable amount of money Australians invest in home ownership. Asks why we have become so wrapped up in our homes. We are distorting our lives in the pursuit of prestige and tax-free capital gains as we play the real estate game with mindless passion. The great Australian dream of owning a home seems to have become the great Australian nightmare. But what about the national home? Is our anxiety about safety and security in a troubled world? ISBN: 9780868408781. Our Book No: 25696. $18 AUD.

2. Ampt, Robert (1999). The Sydney Town Hall Organ: William Hill and Son's Magnum Opus. Woodford, NSW: Birralee Publishing. 208 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, tiny scuff top spine, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication title page. The story of the Sydney Town Hall organ. The author prepared much of the material for the book, using different sources: the archives and the files of the Council of the City of Sydney, and early issues of Sydney newspapers in the Mitchell Library, Sydney, the Sydney Organ Journal, archives from the British Institute of Organ Studies, recollections and private research by Sydney music lovers and historians, and some published works. This story marks a special time in the history of Sydney, and will interest music lovers and anyone wanting to learn about Sydney Town Hall and the organ. ISBN: 1875956425. Our Book No: 28705. $40 AUD.

3. Andrews, Brian (2001). Australian Gothic: The Gothic Revival in Australian Architecture from the 1840s to the 1950s. Melbourne: Miegunyah / Melbourne University Press (MUP). 193 pp. Hardback small folio, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white & colour photos & drawings, (some full-page colour photos), minor edgewear jacket. Heavy (1.2 Kg), and we may request extra postage to destinations outside Australia. (Limited edition stated, 1000 copies.) This is the first comprehensive book on the Australian face of that remarkable 19th-century movement, the Gothic Revival. This style touched most aspects of the Australian built environment, including houses, churches, banks, schools, even funeral parlours and tombstones. The author explores the nature, scope and sources of the Gothic Revival, from the grand buildings, the great architects and their patrons, to the not-so-good, the humorous, the pretentious, the copy-cats and their works. ISBN: 0522849318. Our Book No: 28442. $100 AUD.

4. Arbib, Helen (1980). The Terrace Times Cook Book: The Rocks Edition (The Terrace Times Minimum Effort Maximum Effect Cook Book) (Reprint ed). Sydney: Terrace Times. 64 pp. Hardback narrow octavo, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings, owner's written name. This book is a light-hearted mixture of Australian history (The Rocks area, Sydney) and appropriate easy-to-prepare recipes. ISBN: 0959848614. Our Book No: 24681. $10 AUD.

5. Arbib, Helen; Clements, Pauline (illustrator) (1978). The Terrace Times Minimum Effort Maximum Effect Cook Book. Volume 3: Balmain Edition (Reprint ed). Sydney: Terrace Times. 64 pp. Hardback narrow octavo, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. This wonderful book combines recipes and history (of this inner western Sydney suburb) to make a very interesting and useful addition to any kitchen shelf. ISBN: 0959848622. Our Book No: 21729. $10 AUD.

6. Arbib, Helen; Clements, Pauline (illustrator) (1982). The Terrace Times Minimum Effort Maximum Effect Cook Book: Paddington edition (Reprint ed) [Terrace Times Cook Book, no. 1]. Sydney: Terrace Times. 64 pp. Hardback narrow octavo, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings, non-author written dedication. Originally published, 1975 (this is 1982 reprint). A light-hearted collection of recipes with some great sketches of Paddington (a heritage eastern suburb of Sydney), including the history of the area. ISBN: 0959848606. Our Book No: 20155. $10 AUD.

7. Arbib, Helen; Phillips, Tish (illustrator) (1985). The Terrace Times Cook Book: Perth Fremantle Edition (1st ed) [The Terrace Times Minimum Effort Maximum Effect Cook Book]. Sydney: Terrace Times. 64 pp. Hardback narrow octavo, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. A light-hearted look at cookery, history and terrace territory. This edition is based on Perth and Fremantle (Western Australia). The history and the early recipes would make this book an ideal gift. ISBN: 0959848681. Our Book No: 10133. $20 AUD.

8. Arbib, Helen; Stewart, Kay (illustrator) (1980). The Terrace Times Cook Book: Melbourne Edition: Volume 5 (Reprint ed) [Cover title: The Terrace Times Minimum Effort Maximum Effect Cook Book]. Sydney: Terrace Times. 64 pp. Hardback narrow octavo, pictorial cover, good plus condition, black & white drawings, rear cover lightly foxed, spine & pages little toned. This book is a light-hearted mixture of Melbourne's architectural history and cookery delights. Volume 5 in this collectible series. ISBN: 0959848657. Our Book No: 24538. $12 AUD.

9. Arbib, Helen; Trebilco, Reg (illustrator) (1983). The Terrace Times Cook Book: Brisbane edition (The Terrace Times Minimum Effort Maximum Effect Cook Book) [Terrace Times Cook Book no 7]. Sydney: Terrace Times. 64 pp. Hardback narrow octavo, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings, spine lightly faded. A light-hearted look at cookery, history and terrace territory. This edition is based on Brisbane, capital of Queensland. The history and the early recipes would make this book an ideal gift. ISBN: 0959848673. Our Book No: 7989. $15 AUD.

10. Archer, John (1989). Poles Apart: Pole Frame Building in Australia and New Zealand. Sydney, Milsons Point: Century Hutchinson. 204 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, tables, faint foxing edges, top corner tip front cover lightly scuffed, minor edgewear corners. This book is an introduction to pole-frame construction. By the founder of the popular "Owner Builder" magazine. ISBN: 0091691311. Our Book No: 26389. $20 AUD.

11. Archer, John (1996). The Great Australian Dream: The History of the Australian House. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 240 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, many black & white drawings & text-photos, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark flyleaf. Heavy. This book begins with Aboriginal dwellings, the evolution of urban and rural housing to hurriedly erected shelters of 1788, through the exuberance of Federation and the blandness of the 1950s' triple-fronted brick veneer, to the diverse styles and philosophies that characterise the Australian house of today. By the founder of the popular Owner Builder magazine. ISBN: 0207190038. Our Book No: 25615. $30 AUD.

12. Armati, Mary; Cowper, Norman (foreword) (1982). E. G. Waterhouse of Eryldene (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Ure Smith. 112 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos & drawings, tiny mark top edge, minor edgewear. This is the story of the academic linguist E. G. Waterhouse, who is also famous for his research on camellias, and for Eryldene, his Sydney home and property, now owned by the National Trust. ISBN: 0869170031. Our Book No: 20069. $12 AUD.

13. Arnold, Ken (2008). Kitchenalia (New ed). Bendigo, VIC: Crown Castleton. 128 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, orange cover, glossy paper, two tiny dents front cover, top corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. A collector's guide to kitchen, dairy, cast iron, and laundry items. From the authors forward: "As both the Cast Iron and Kitchenalia books in the A5 size are now out of print, the book has been reformatted and combined into the one book. Some sections have been deleted as they no longer fall into the field of Kitchenalia. Laundry and dairy related items that can be found in the home or close by have been added. There are now many new photos and collectables". ISBN: 1875342788. Our Book No: 28529. $20 AUD.

14. Australian State Road Authorities, National Association of (1987). Bush Track to Highway: 200 Years of Australian Roads. Sydney: National Association of Australian State Road Authorities (NAASRA). 86 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, black & white & colour text-photos, maps, faint foxing rear cover & spine. This illustrated period booklet highlights some of the remarkable accomplishments in road and bridge building of each Australian state during the past 200 years (a separate chapter for each state). An endorsed Australian Bicentennial activity. Compliments card included. ISBN: 0855882077. Our Book No: 22123. $10 AUD.

15. Australian Town and Country, Home Plans (1976). Australian Town and Country Home Plans 1976. Sydney, Beverly Hills: Australian Town and Country Home Plans. 66 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled card cover, good plus condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, front cover corner creased, annotated cross-mark on one page, few page corners lightly folded, minor edgewear. A collection of home plans to suit any Australian families budget, including introductory essays on choosing a home, interior design, and buying land. Our Book No: 12158. $15 AUD.

16. Badger, Louise; Kershaw, Lawrence (2012). Todo in Tuscany: The Dog at the Villa (Reprint ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 307 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, pages faintly toned, faint colour loss base spine, minor edgewear jacket (tiny scuff & stain base bottom edge). This delightful heart-warming story is about a dog named Todo who had been waiting at the house 'Poggiolino' since his mistress died over two years before. He was cared for at the home by a neighbour. The authors weren't thinking of buying the first house they looked at in Tuscany. They were still thinking about the move from London, but they fell in love with the little dog with a big grin, waiting at the gates. They begin to restore Poggiolino to life, unlocking her past, and giving their beloved dog a second chance. ISBN: 9781444708271. Our Book No: 28501. $18 AUD.

17. Banks, John C. G.; Gaardboe, Mads (1996). Buildings & Landscapes, the Australian National University, Canberra: Acton Campus and Mt. Stromlo. Canberra: Divisions of Facilities & Services and Public Affairs, Australian National University. 154 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, colour photos, bottom corner front cover creased & lightly worn, minor edgewear. This book is a valuable resource providing information about buildings and trees which will be useful for both the serious student and professional. The book is a memory for those who have worked and lived on the campus, and a celebration of a great national university which has appeared on this site and grown over 50 years. ISBN: 0731525116. Our Book No: 25502. $20 AUD.

18. Bates, Geoff (1981). Gardners Inn: Blackheath Blue Mountains NSW: Sesqui-centenary 1831 - 1981 (1st ed). Sydney: Geoff Bates. 100 pp. Paperback, as new condition, sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, adverts. (Limited edition, 2000 copies.) Detailed history of an historic inn, opened in 1831 by an old soldier and ex-convict, Andrew Gardner, adjacent to the Western Road at Blackheath. This compact book with its many style photos would make a great addition to any local history collection. ISBN: 0908495048. Our Book No: 20967. $17 AUD.

19. Bates, L. M. (1967). Somerset House: Four Hundred Years of History (1st ed) [400 years of history]. London: Frederick Muller. 230 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, edge tears & minor chipping jacket (flap clipped). Documents the architectural history of Old and New Somerset House (and their occupants), and of King's College which adjoins the second Somerset House. The occupiers range from Tudor Palace to 18th century learned societies, and then government administrative offices. Our Book No: 22496. $15 AUD.

20. Bevan, Ian (1993). The Story of the Theatre Royal. Sydney, Paddington: Currency Press. 266 pp. Hardback large octavo, dark green leatherette boards, very good condition, sepia photos (brown-tinted) on tinted vanilla paper, gilt title cover & spine, frontispiece, endpapers photo, edges lightly foxed. The first Theatre Royal opened in Sydney in 1932, the brainchild of stagestruck immigrant, Barnett Levey. The author traces the story through a tangle of disasters and triumphs, and four separate historic buildings, to the new and thriving theatre of today. Unnumbered edition of 1250 copies. ISBN: 0868193755. Our Book No: 28904. $25 AUD.

21. Birksted, Jan (editor) (2001). Landscapes of Memory and Experience. London: Spon Press / Taylor & Francis. 272 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minor rubbing edges. A sequel to "Relating Architecture to Landscape". These essays explore further areas of dispute in the landscape/architecture debate. Has the history of both landscape and gardens been marginalized from the mainstream of art history and visual studies (because of a lack of engagement with the theories, methods and concepts of these disciplines)? Explores ways out of this impasse, so that landscape studies become pivotal from theoretical advances that challenge the underlying assumptions of traditional phenomenological theory. Thus the history and theory of 20th-century landscape might once again share concepts and methods with contemporary art and design history, and might in turn influence them. Features case studies of modern and contemporary schemes from the USA, Far East and Australasia. ISBN: 0419250700. Our Book No: 13071. $50 AUD.

22. Bridge, Sydney Harbour (1982). The Bridge Opened: Official Opening, 19th March, 1932 [Sydney Harbour Bridge]. Sydney: Pylon Press. 49 pp. Paperback narrow quarto, very good condition, card covers, stapled, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Reproduced here are parts of two brochures: "Sydney Harbour Bridge: Official Souvenir and Programme", released for the opening on 19 March 1932, and "The Bridge Opened", released shortly thereafter. ISBN: 0959359206. Our Book No: 22409. $10 AUD.

23. Bridges, Peter (1995). Foundations of Identity: Building Early Sydney 1788 - 1822 (1st ed). Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 186 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket, navy board cover lightly marked, minor rubbing. The arrival of the First Fleet in 1788 and the founding of the first European settlement in the South Pacific region marks a beginning. Governor Macquarie's departure in 1822 marks the end of that pioneer stage. The many photos will appeal to anyone interested in early Australian history. ISBN: 0868065668. Our Book No: 20237. $28 AUD.

24. Bridges, Peter; Appleton, Robin (1988). The City's Centrepiece: The History of the Sydney G.P.O. Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 114 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, spine faintly faded jacket, owner's written name & date, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. The story of the historic General Post Office building, Sydney. This building was the largest and most extravagant to have been built by an Australian architect at the time, and is considered to be the finest work of colonial architect James Barnet. (A row of 5 x 37c stamps is pasted on the flyleaf, plus three first-day post office rubber stamps.). ISBN: 0868063045. Our Book No: 8598. $15 AUD.

25. Briggs, Asa (1990). Victorian Cities: A Brilliant and Absorbing History of Their Development (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Books. 411 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear, small crush fore-edge front cover, cover tips lightly worn, top corner tips few pages creased. In this companion volume to "Victorian People and Victorian Things", the author focuses on the cities of Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Middlesbrough, Melbourne (an example of a Victorian community overseas) and London, comparing and contrasting their social, political and topographical development. Full of detail, this book presents a unique social, political and economic bird's-eye-view of the past. ISBN: 0140135820. Our Book No: 27275. $15 AUD.

26. Buckland, Jill (1988). Mort's Cottage: Impressions of Sydney People and Their Times 1838 - 1988 (1st ed). Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 160 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos, colour photos, minor edgewear jacket & base spine. Mort's Cottage is a tiny Gothic picturesque house in Ocean Avenue, Double Bay, built on land first purchased by John Tawell in 1835 and once owned by the businessman and entrepreneur Thomas Sutcliffe Mort. The origins of the house remain a mystery. By following the careers of the cottage's owners, traces the patterns of development in the history of Double Bay and Sydney from a town of convicts, emancipists and administrators to a major city. ISBN: 0864172214. Our Book No: 20998. $18 AUD.

27. Burden, Hilary (2012). A Story of Seven Summers: Life in the Nuns' House. Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 274 pp. Paperback octavo, good condition, few black & white text-photos, light creases covers, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, faint crinkling & tide marks last few pages (previous water contact now dry), small stain fore-edge first few pages, spine ends little bumped. The author leaves her glamorous life working as a globetrotting magazine journalist in London and returning to Tasmania. She bought a ramshackle old house - the Nuns' House, with a sprawling neglected garden, and gave herself the time and space to begin again. Now seven summers later, she has a home, a garden, two alpacas (Jack and Kerouac), two chooks (Marilyn and Monroe), a purpose and a passion. This is a wonderful and inspiring story of courage to go into the unknown. ISBN: 9781742376844. Our Book No: 28453. $10 AUD.

28. Capon, Joanna (1991). Plasterwork: A Practical Guide (1st ed) [Australian Home Renovator Series]. Sydney, Milsons Point: Random House. 94 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minor edgewear, corner tips front cover little creased, spine lightly faded, tiny tear bottom edge front cover, light creases rear cover. Styles, History, Materials, Suppliers. A complete step-by-step guide to all the processes of renovation of plasterwork in historic homes. The author describes the many styles of plaster work, how they can be faithfully renovated by the amateur, and when to call for professional help. ISBN: 0091826543. Our Book No: 26068. $15 AUD.

29. Carlin, Scott (2000). Elizabeth Bay House: A History & Guide. Sydney, Glebe: Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales. 104 pp. Paperback wide octavo, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, colour & black & white text-photos (some full-page). Details the history of Elizabeth Bay House, in Sydney's eastern suburbs, and its various occupants. Many illustrations, both of modern decor, and reproductions of historical paintings and sketches. ISBN: 0949753955. Our Book No: 23132. $12 AUD.

30. Carlin, Scot; Martin, Megan; Watts, Peter (foreword) (2001). Augusto Lorenzini: Italian Artist Decorator in Victorian Sydney (1st ed). Sydney, Glebe: Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales. 71 pp. Hardback large octavo, pictorial cover, no jacket as issued, illustrated endpapers, very good condition, colour illustrations, few black & white text-photos, slight bump top spine. This book is published in association with the exhibition "Augusto Lorenzini, Italian Artist Decorator" at Elizabeth Bay House June-November 2001. Megan Martin's research into the life of Augusto Lorenzini is published here for the first time with an analysis of high Victorian decorative taste in New South Wales (NSW) by the curator of Elizabeth Bay House, Scott Carlin. ISBN: 094975398X. Our Book No: 27603. $15 AUD.

31. Carter, Alan (2005). Carter and Stuff. Sydney, Belrose: AAC Specialist Antique Books. 293 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, autograph (author's written name). The true story of the life of the Carter family in Australia. It reveals the fun, the enjoyment, the characters, and the good side of the antiques business. Alan Carter had a successful antique business in England, but migrated to Australia in 1981. He is best known for his antiques price guides, and also for antique fairs and educational videos. ISBN: 0975212273. Our Book No: 16584. $17 AUD.

32. Childe, H. L. (1949). An Introduction to Concrete Work (3rd, reprint ed). London: Concrete Publications Limited. 136 pp. Hardback small, board covers, good condition, edgewear, figures (including black & white text-photos), tables, faint tide marks strip top front cover (previous water contact now dry), faint ring mark rear cover, pages little toned. The third edition of this popular textbook written for students at technical schools, but which has also proved useful for builders. Provides an introduction to the principles and practice of reinforced concrete construction, a branch of civil engineering. Our Book No: 14076. $10 AUD.

33. Church, Anglican (1981). The History of the Garrison Church Holy Trinity, Miller's Point, Sydney. [Sydney]: [Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney]. 16 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), card covers, very good condition, sepia sketches & photos, minor edgewear. Estimated date: 1981 or later (internal evidence). This publication has interesting history of Miller's Point as well as a few drawings & photos. This is a short history of this wonderful old building, and this booklet will be of interest to anyone with a love of the past. Our Book No: 22148. $10 AUD.

34. Clarke, Rosy (1996). Japanese Antique Furniture: A Guide to Evaluating and Restoring (Reprint ed). New York: Weatherhill. 150 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, covers lightly scratched, covers little lifting upwards. This book identifies 19 frequently encountered types of Japanese antique furniture by construction, wood type, metalwork, finish, and region of origin. There are tips on dating the pieces, photos and a Quick Identification Chart. Provides an easy-to-follow restoration procedure of 23 steps that will transform your find into a real treasure. ISBN: 0834801787. Our Book No: 25675. $15 AUD.

35. Collins, Jeff; Mayblin, Bill (2000). Introducing Derrida (Reprint ed). Sydney: Icon / Allen & Unwin. 171 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white cartoons, minor edgewear. Describes the key strategies of Derrida's writings, explains their controversial effects in philosophy, and shows how Derrida has put them to work in literature, art, architecture and politics. Written and illustrated with wit and clarity, the book offers a starting point for an intellectual adventure that threatens to disturb some of the most comfortable habits of contemporary thought. ISBN: 1840461187. Our Book No: 24843. $12 AUD.

36. Connor, Bill; Drury, Susan (with) (1980). Toward Self-Sufficiency: Country Skills for City Dwellers (1st ed). Sydney: ANZ Book Company: Australia & New Zealand Book Company. 158 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), single-colour drawings & text-photos, bookplate front pastedown, small edge tears jacket, minor foxing, edgewear. A basic guide for people who enjoy living in cities but wish to achieve a measure of independence from the consumer society. Packed with ideas and information, and fully illustrated with photos and diagrams, this book is almost a home survival kit for everyone who is interested in the future. ISBN: 0855521015. Our Book No: 22609. $22 AUD.

37. Cook, Peter (1982). The Australian Antique Buyer's Companion (1st ed). Sydney: Reed. 208 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour & black & white text-photos, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, faint foxing reverse side jacket & first three pages. This is a companion volume to "The Antique Buyer's Handbook". This volume covers a much more comprehensive range of items. The author shows how to identify period by style, and demonstrates how constantly changing but recurring motivations have changed the styles of the last few centuries. This book is very readable with an extensive glossary and appendices which make it ideal for both the beginner and the more experienced collector of antiques. ISBN: 0589503367. Our Book No: 22558. $20 AUD.

38. Cook, Peter (1990). The Antique Buyer's Handbook 2 for Australia (Revised ed). Sydney: Reed. 221 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour & black & white text-photos, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, faint foxing reverse side jacket, light creasing first two pages. The second book in the Antique Buyer's Handbook series. Covers a much more comprehensive range of items including many Australian pieces. Shows how to identify period by style, how to discriminate between the old and the rare, what to look for when dating and assessing a piece, its origin and evolution, why two similar items can vary in value. Very readable with an extensive glossary and appendices - thus ideal for both the beginner and the more experienced collector of antiques. ISBN: 0730102890. Our Book No: 22559. $20 AUD.

39. Cooke, Jim (1995). Ireland's Premier Coachbuilder: The Story of the Coachbuilding Firm of John Hutton & Sons Dublin [John Hutton & Sons, Summerhill, Dublin 1779 - 1925]. Dublin: Jim Cooke. 66 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, colour photos (plates), covers creased near spine, minor edgewear, sticker mark front flyleaf. (Estimated date, 1990s, Trove catalogue.) The remarkable history of the famous Irish coachbuilding company, noted for its public service (charity work, building ambulances) and for its artistry and historic interactions with famous citizens including literary figures - but which ultimately failed the transition to the motor car. Our Book No: 16575. $40 AUD.

40. Cookery Teachers' Association, NSW (1948). Elementary Text Book of Cookery, Laundry and Home Management (1st ed). Sydney: New South Wales Cookery Teachers' Association. 88 pp. Paperback small, stapled pamphlet, card covers, good condition, tables, bottom corners some pages creased, covers lightly foxed, minor edgewear, few tiny edge tears, tiny loss base spine, pages toned, small tear bottom spine, cover loose at bottom staple (pages firm). This book has been prepared by the members of the N.S.W. Cookery Teachers' Association for use by pupils taking a course of cookery lessons at High, Rural, Home Science or Primary Schools. It is written and arranged in the same simple form as the "Common Sense Cookery Book", and it should prove of value to homemakers as well as to school pupils and students of domestic science. Our Book No: 26806. $15 AUD.

41. Cooper Marcus, Clare; Marcus, Clare Cooper (1997). House as a Mirror of Self: Exploring the Deeper Meaning of Home (1st p/b ed). Berkeley, CA: Conari Press. 297 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, cover little creased. This book is about people and their homes. It presents an unprecedented psychological examination of our relationship to where we live (particularly our homes), interwoven with compelling personal stories of the search for a place for the soul. ISBN: 1573240761. Our Book No: 22195. $12 AUD.

42. Cottler, Joseph (1946). Man With Wings: The Story of Leonardo da Vinci (Reprint ed). London: George G. Harrap. 174 pp. Hardback dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white drawings, faint foxing edges, tiny ink mark front flyleaf, boards lightly marked, corners bumped, small ink stain bottom edge jacket (edge tears, flap clipped, few tiny pieces missing edges), sticker front pastedown, minor edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. The author devotes most of his book to the inventor rather than the painter. Leonardo da Vinci was more interested in inventing than painting. This book will interest younger readers as well as adults because it gives a simple and direct picture of a man whose laboratory was the world around him. Our Book No: 24465. $18 AUD.

43. Creffield, J. W. (1991). Wood Destroying Insects: Wood Borers and Termites (1st ed). Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. 44 pp. Paperback small quarto, stapled, very good condition, black & white drawings, colour photos, bottom corner front cover creased, tiny scuff spine ends, top corner tip flyleaf removed, minor edgewear. The aim of this handbook is to give architects, engineers, builders, surveyors, foresters, members of the pest control and timber industries, and the general public with a source of reference to the more important wood borers and termites found in Australia. ISBN: 0643051511. Our Book No: 27989. $20 AUD.

44. Cresciani, Gianfranco (2006). Transfield: The First Fifty Years (1st ed). Sydney: ABC Books. 336 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), additional banner wrapper, black & white text-photos, colour photos, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication on title page. Celebrates 50 years of this iconic and dynamic Australian business. Its founder, Franco Belgiorno-Nettis, and his partner, Carlo Salteri, were Italian immigrants, two engineers who came to Australia to do one thing - to set up EPT, an electric power transmission company - but ultimately did something much more. They went on to create a company unique in Australia's corporate history. The company they established, Transfield, was to become a model of post-World War 2 enterprise and initiative. Franco also became a patron of Australian arts and literature. ISBN: 0733317286. Our Book No: 21532. $25 AUD.

45. Crook, Frank (1994). The Day the Wall Fell In: A Renovator's Tale (1st ed). Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 114 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor foxing edges. Written by the presenter of ABC Radio 2BL 702's popular drivetime program. This is the humorous story of the Crook family and their home renovation. ISBN: 0733303609. Our Book No: 20771. $12 AUD.

46. Cuffley, Peter (1989). Chandeliers and Billy Tea: A Catalogue of Australian Life 1880 - 1940. Melbourne: Five Mile Press. 120 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, many black & white drawings, flyleaf little toned, minor edgewear. A detailed catalogue of Australian home furnishings and other household items from the years spanning 1880 to 1940 (from the goldrushes to WW2), which brought many great and lasting changes to the Australian way of life. Mostly consists of items from early catalogues, including fashion, hardware, tools, furniture, jewellery and toys. The catalogues in this book reflect the tastes, aspirations and dreams of a nation coming of age. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0867880597. Our Book No: 5045. $20 AUD.

47. Dau, Mary J.; Meiklejohn, Les (text) & Brixey, Peter (assistance) (1982). Wandering Around Warwick: Drawings in Pen and Wash (1st ed). Warwick, QLD: Warwick and District Tourist Association. Unnum pp. Paperback oblong quarto, card covers, very good condition, drawings, minor edgewear. This very special book, with the life-like pen and wash drawings by Mary Dau, has been published to draw attention to the heritage surrounding Warwick, Queensland. The book is a followup to an earlier sketchbook released in 1977 by the Tourist Association to coincide with the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the Darling Downs by Allan Cunningham. Our Book No: 26668. $30 AUD.

48. De Lisle, Anne (2008). A Grand Passion, a Memoir: She Rescued a House, Then the House Rescued Her (Reprint ed). Sydney, North Sydney: Random House. 307 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, black & white & colour photos, plans, pages lightly toned, covers lightly creased, minor edgewear. This is the author's story of how she and her partner Ian lovingly brought Baddow House in Maryborough, Queensland - known locally as 'the Ghost House' - back to life, and in doing so both rediscovered her passion for writing and cemented her relationship with Ian. This is a joyful tale of a love affair between a woman, a man and the stately ruin they transformed into a home. ISBN: 9781863256339. Our Book No: 26789. $10 AUD.

49. DeCosse, Cy (1988). Singer Sewing for the Home (Reprint ed) [Singer Sewing Reference Library]. Minnetonka, MN: Cy DeCosse Incorporated. 128 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour photos (some full-page), small mark top edge free flyleaf, faint toning endpapers & top edge few pages. This Singer Sowing book has a wide selection of decorator home fashions that are simple to construct, easy to care for, cost effective, colours and patterns are coordinated, and many can be made in one day. There are designer customizing hints which can be incorporated into home decorating projects. ISBN: 0865732035. Our Book No: 28667. $18 AUD.

50. Diesendorf, Mark (2007). Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy (Reprint ed). Sydney: University of New South Wales Press. 413 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, figures, tables. Argues that ecologically sustainable energy technologies based on energy efficiency, renewable energy and natural gas are commercially available today, and that their implementation could halve Australia's greenhouse gas emissions within just a few decades. ISBN: 9780868409733. Our Book No: 23024. $20 AUD.

51. Dougan, Alan; Nish, Dr Ian et al. (history) & Bickerton Blackburn, Charles (foreword) (1970). The Andrews Book: Being a Book About St. Andrew's College Within the University of Sydney (Revised ed). Sydney: Principal and Councillors, St Andrews College. 127 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, light blue pictorial cover, black & white photos, pages faintly toned, faint foxing edges, owner's written name free flyleaf. About the history of St. Andrews College at the University of Sydney. The compiler, Alan Dougan, graduated from resident student to Principal of the College. Dr Nish's history is the foundation on which the book has been written, and the photos add the interest to the history. Our Book No: 28348. $18 AUD.

52. Drew, Philip (2001). The Masterpiece: Jorn Utzon, a Secret Life (Reprint ed). Melbourne, South Yarra: Hardie Grant. 574 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white photos, black & white drawings, bottom corner front cover creased, corner tips rear cover little bent, edges & pages lightly toned, small sticker mark flyleaf, minor edgewear. Heavy. This book is the story of both a great architect and his greatest building. Jorn Utzon had the good fortune to win the international design competition for the Sydney Opera House in 1957, but he was unlucky - from the outset the enterprise was mired in parochial politicking. His withdrawal from the Opera House project in 1966 was in part prompted by strained relationships with NSW politicians and engineers over the design and building process, and in part due to the huge tax burden created by dual Australian-Danish residency. He left Australia and never returned to see his masterpiece. ISBN: 1876719346. Our Book No: 27358. $20 AUD.

53. Drury, Elizabeth; Lewis, Philippa (1995). The Victorian Household Album: From the Amoret Tanner Ephemera Collection (1st ed). London: Collins & Brown. 128 pp. Paperback oblong, very good condition, black & white & colour & sepia (brown-coloured) text-photos & drawings, minor edgewear, bottom corner & edge front cover little creased, bottom corner little creased few pages, title page faintly marked (from frontispiece). Compiled by Drury and Lewis, this book is a delightful, room-by-room journey through the minutiae of a Victorian-era home, from drawing room to servants hall, morning room to nursery. There are over 300 illustrations, 150 in colour. ISBN: 1855852322. Our Book No: 25698. $15 AUD.

54. Dutton, Ninette (2000). Home: A Journey of Discovery and Fulfilment (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 264 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, tiny chip top spine, few minor dents & scratches covers, edges & pages lightly toned. Fascinating autobiography of Australian writer and artist. The author has written a wonderfully reflective account of living for the day, of travelling, gardening and making a house a home. ISBN: 187648537X. Our Book No: 26023. $14 AUD.

55. Earnshaw, John (1971). Early Sydney Cabinetmakers 1804 - 1870: A Directory with an Introductory Survey [Cabinet-makers]. Sydney, Surry Hills: Wentworth Books. 55 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page black & white photos centre spread, faint foxing jacket (top edge reverse side toned, minor edgewear). (Limited edition of 1000 copies, stated on front flap.) John Earnshaw is a Sydney engineer and collector of Australiana. Here he documents, for the first time, the craftsmen in the furnishing trades in early Australia. A wealth of detail and illustrations are provided about aspects of cabinet making and furnishing of homes in Australia's early days. Of significant interest to the antique collector. Now a scarce book. Our Book No: 14275. $70 AUD.

56. Edments (1998). Shop by Post Direct from Edments Cash Stores. Golden Square, Bendigo, VIC: Crown Castleton. 116 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet, card cover, as new condition, many black & white drawings. Reprint of pamphlet originally published in 1927, being a mail-order catalogue of antique household goods sold by the Melbourne business (Edments Cash Stores) famous for its low prices [now Prouds The Jewellers]. ISBN: 1875342265. Our Book No: 4736. $12 AUD.

57. Edwards, Zeny (1995). The Grecian Pagoda and the Architecture of Eryldene (1st ed). Sydney: Zed / Printed by Wild & Woolley. 94 pp. Paperback square, very good condition, black & white drawings & photos, covers little creased, owner's written name. (No 461 of a limited edition of 500 copies.) Describes the architecture of the historic house Eryldene at Gordon, New South Wales, the home of academic linguist E. G. Waterhouse. ISBN: 0646255681. Our Book No: 25325. $20 AUD.

58. Ellyard, David; Wraxworthy, Richard (1982). The Proud Arch: The Story of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sydney: Bay Books. 160 pp. Paperback thin wide octavo, good condition, many black & white photos, top spine little scuffed, crease in front & rear cover, pages lightly toned, light foxing few pages, minor edgewear. This fascinating book tells the story of the builders and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Well researched, fast moving, readable, and illustrated with over 150 photos. The Bridge opened on 19 March, 1932. ISBN: 0858355345. Our Book No: 28641. $15 AUD.

59. Errey, Ellen; Plimer, Elizabeth (1984). William Swann and Elizabeth Swann of Elizabeth Farm House, Parramatta, 1904 - 1968 (1st ed). Sydney: The Authors. 16 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, genealogical chart, owner's written name & rubber stamp. A brief biography of the pioneer Australian family, whose property - Elizabeth Farm House - was left to the Parramatta Museum Trust. ISBN: 095905720X. Our Book No: 12778. $10 AUD.

60. Evans, Ian (1983). Restoring Old Houses: A Guide to Authentic Restoration (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Sun Papermac / Sun Books. 145 pp. Paperback large square quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minor edgewear, copy 2. A goldmine of information regarding restoring Victorian and Edwardian terraces, cottages and villas built in Australia between 1840 and 1910. ISBN: 0725104015. Our Book No: 17454A. $20 AUD.

61. Evans, Ian (1984). The Australian Old House Catalogue: The Complete "Where to Get It" Guide for the Home Restorer (1st ed). Sydney, North Ryde: Methuen Haynes. 96 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, front cover corner tip faintly creased, minor edgewear. First edition. Excellent and cheap guide to restoring old Australian houses, though the directory of suppliers is now outdated. ISBN: 0454011946. Our Book No: 1055. $13 AUD.

62. Evans, Ian (1985). Furnishing Old Houses: A Guide to Interior Decoration (1st p/b ed). Melbourne: Sun Papermac / Sun Books. 135 pp. Paperback large square quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, minor edgewear. This book is a companion volume to "Restoring Old Houses". The information will help everyone understand how old Australian houses were furnished and how an atmosphere that suits their period can be created. More than 230 illustrations have been carefully selected from archives, libraries and private collections or taken to complement the text. ISBN: 0725104600. Our Book No: 13904. $15 AUD.

63. Evans, Ian (1985). Restoring Old Houses: A Guide to Authentic Restoration (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Sun Papermac / Sun Books. 145 pp. Paperback large square quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, spine minimally faded, minor edgewear. A goldmine of information regarding restoring Victorian and Edwardian terraces, cottages and villas built in Australia between 1840 and 1910. ISBN: 0725104015. Our Book No: 17454. $15 AUD.

64. Evans, Ian (1985). The Australian Home (Revised ed). Sydney, Glebe: Flannel Flower Press. 144 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, colour photos, spine faintly faded as common, minor edgewear. The fascinating and detailed story of the Australian home from 1788 to 1938 - how built, decorated, furnished and lived in. By a recognised expert in understanding Australian heritage houses (Victorian, Edwardian, etc). Examines bricks and mortar, timber and iron, furniture, furnishings, hardware, wallpaper, paint, lights, bric-a-brac - even the kitchen stove and the garden gate. ISBN: 0959492364. Our Book No: 18990. $20 AUD.

65. Evans, Ian; McCowage, Michael (illustrator) (1988). Caring For Old Houses (Reprint ed). Sydney, Glebe: Flannel Flower Press. 160 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos & drawings, small edge tears jacket (small piece missing top spine, lightly scuffed), bottom edge near spine rubbed, some edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Describes the best and most appropriate methods of caring for old or heritage Australian houses. Blends historical background, conservation philosophy and practical advice. Provides up-to-date, authoritative information on old house maintenance and restoration. Because they are history in tangible form, they can tell us more about our past than almost anything else. Covering every aspect of restoration and conservation of the Australian home from fences to verandas, fabrics and floor coverings, fireplaces, stairs, lighting, ceramic tiles, plaster, marble and glass. ISBN: 0959492380. Our Book No: 1190. $25 AUD.

66. Evans, Ian (1990). Furnishing Old Houses: A Guide to Interior Decoration (3rd ed). Melbourne: Sun Papermac / Sun Books. 135 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, minor edgewear, slight wear to top & bottom corners front cover, bottom corner rear cover creased, shop sticker inside cover, bookplate (owner's rubber stamp), copy 2. This book is a companion volume to "Restoring Old Houses". The information will help everyone understand how old Australian houses were furnished and how an atmosphere that suits their period can be created. More than 230 illustrations have been carefully selected from archives, libraries and private collections or taken to complement the text. ISBN: 0725106069. Our Book No: 13904A. $25 AUD.

67. Evans, Ian (1990). The Complete Australian Old House Catalogue: Where to Get Absolutely Everything to Restore and Old Building (1st ed). Yeronga, QLD: Flannel Flower Press. 99 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, minor edgewear. Contains 28 chapters (from Blinds to Verandahs). Each chapter describes and pictures various products, with a list of suppliers at the end. ISBN: 1875253017. Our Book No: 3552. $20 AUD.

68. Evans, Ian; Department of Planning, NSW (drawings) (2010). Getting the Details Right: Restoring Australian Houses 1890s - 1920s (Reissue ed). Mullumbimby, NSW: Flannel Flower Press. 160 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, new cover design, copy 2. This book is the result of many hours of fieldwork with a tape measure and notebook, carefully measuring, recording and drawing many important details of old Australian houses. There are chimneys, gates, fences, doors, windows, verandah columns and garages for Federation houses, Californian bungalows and the various other styles of cottages, villas, and houses of the period. The drawings are joined by text which gives a concise description of building restoration and conservation theory and practice. A very good reference book for anyone wanting to learn about the architectural heritage of Australia. ISBN: 9781875253036. Our Book No: 27881A. $35 AUD.

69. Fisher, Rod; Woolcock, Steve (drawings) (1988). Petrie-Terrace Brisbane 1858 - 1988: Its Ups and Downs. Brisbane: Boolarong Publications. 64 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good plus condition, card covers, stapled, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Petrie-Terrace is the only relatively intact suburb of early Brisbane. This book shows by the use of words and pictures why Petrie-Terrace is an important part of Australian history. ISBN: 0864390505. Our Book No: 22465. $20 AUD.

70. Flower, Cedric; Carnemolla, John (photographer) (1969). The Rocks (1st ed). Sydney: Horwitz. 95 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), map, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket (lightly rubbed), small faint stain first few pages, light toning edges few pages. This photographic essay on The Rocks (Sydney's earliest heritage locality), is a definitive survey of a fragment of Australia's fast vanishing architectural heritage. This book will be of interest to anyone with an interest in Australia's early history. Our Book No: 26630. $15 AUD.

71. Floyd, Carol; Collingwood, Julia (2000). The Sydney Opera House (1st ed). Sydney: New Holland. 128 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, frontispiece painting, top corner front cover little worn, minor edgewear. This book tells the story of the history of the Opera House, the story of its construction, its design and architectural features, and its major triumphs in the performing arts. The book details some of the most exciting performances to be held at the Opera House. There are photos by Max Dupain and David Moore, paintings by Lloyd Rees, William Dobell and Ken Done, and many historical photos. This is a wonderful book for anyone with an interest in this unique and majestic building. ISBN: 1864366664. Our Book No: 27928. $14 AUD.

72. Forge, Suzanne; Green, Irvine (photographer) (1982). Victorian Splendour: Australian Interior Decoration 1837 - 1901 (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 160 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket (with flaps), very good condition (in very good dustjacket), gilt title on red boards, illustrated endpapers, black & white & colour photos (some full-page), faint foxing edges, spine ends & cover corner tips little rubbed. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This beautifully illustrated book describes rare examples of surviving Victorian interiors in Australia, ranging from the millionaire's mansion to the cottage. The book also deals with the Victorian approach to decorating the drawing room, dining room, entrance hall, library, billiard room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. The author gives expert advice about colours, dados, cornices, ceiling roses, wall-papers, floor coverings, stencilling, wood-graining and marbling, with appropriate illustrations. This book is also a photographic record of many of the most splendid examples of Australian interior decoration in the Victorian era. ISBN: 0195542991. Our Book No: 27869. $45 AUD.

73. Freestone, Robert (2007). Designing Australia's Cities: Culture, Commerce and the City Beautiful 1900 - 1930 (1st ed). Sydney: University of New South Wales Press. 325 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, many black & white drawings & text-photos, plans, minor edgewear corners. Comprehensive, authoritative and richly illustrated this book tells the story of the most ambitious planning movement in our history, the attempt, inspired by American example, to realise the idea of "the City Beautiful". The book is a pioneering national study that investigates and celebrates the ideas, influences, outcomes and enduring legacies of this artistic turn in Australian urban design. There are 120 illustrations, the book provides the first comprehensive history of an important design and reform movement that helped shape Australia's cities and built environment. ISBN: 9780868408118. Our Book No: 27226. $40 AUD.

74. Fricke, Shannon; Ruscoe, Prue (photographer) (2006). Sense of Style: Colour (Colour Your Life and Your Home). Sydney, Millers Point: Murdoch Books. 157 pp. Paperback small quarto, card covers (with flaps), very good plus condition, colour text-photos (many full-page), minor edgewear. This beautiful book is packed with ideas to make your home unique. The authors approach is all about combining sensory awareness with practical skills and a basic grasp of design fundamentals. ISBN: 1740458052. Our Book No: 26798. $20 AUD.

75. Gascoigne, John (editor) (2007). Passing the Light: A History of the University of Sydney's International House from its Foundation to the Fortieth Anniversary 1967 - 2007. Sydney: International House, University of Sydney. 190 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, includes CDROM inside rear cover. This is a book written by those who lived through the different phases of International House's history and it captures the multi-faceted experience of living in the house (a residential college for international students at the University of Sydney). The book has 28 photos and a CD with many more photos from 1967 - 2006. ISBN: 9781921364006. Our Book No: 19839. $60 AUD.

76. Gertner, Zoe (2000). Woodcarving: A Foundation Course (Reprint ed). Lewes, East Sussex: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications. 183 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, colour text-photos, black & white drawings, cover design differs from stock photo. A comprehensive foundation course in the craft of woodcarving. Part 1 describes the best types of wood to use, the necessary tools and how to buy, use and care for them, sharpening tools, and health and safety in the workshop. Part 2 describes a series of projects such as simple carving in the round, hollowing and deep relief carving, and detailed figure carving. ISBN: 186108059X. Our Book No: 6414. $15 AUD.

77. Giorni, Bruno (1999). Monterchi (4th ed). Italy: Bibloteca Comunale / Comune di Monterchi. 256 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, illustrated black cloth cover, very good condition, black & white photos collected at rear, covers faintly scratched, non-author written dedication. Italian language book about the lengthy history, architecture, art, convents, etc., of the little village of Monterchi in the Tuscan Tiber Valley (No ISBN in book.). Our Book No: 15001. $30 AUD.

78. Gledhill, P. W. (1958). St Peters Church Cooks River: 120th Anniversary Celebrations 1838 - 1958 [St Peter's]. Sydney: P. W. Gledhill. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback thin trade, stapled pamphlet, good condition, few black & white text-photos, pages lightly toned, tiny grey spots on pages (during manufacture), minor edgewear. This small pamphlet gives the history of this church which is the third oldest Anglican Church in or around Sydney. There is a list of the Rectors of St. Peter's from 1837 to 1955. Our Book No: 28380. $15 AUD.

79. Glover, Richard (2009). The Mud House: Four Friends, One Block of Land, No Power Tools (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 225 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear, faint toning pages & edges. The Australian newspaper columnist and humorist (Sydney Morning Herald) wittily describes the building of a mud brick house with friends. Basic house plans on inside covers. ISBN: 9780732290290. Our Book No: 26096. $15 AUD.

80. Godfrey, W. H. (1946). Our Building Inheritance: Are We to Use or Lose It? (Reprint ed). London: Faber & Faber. 87 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, economy standard paper, edge tears jacket (Lightly soiled). A respected architect argues that postwar reconstruction should preserve the depth of architectural heritage in Britain, and forsake the current fad for the modern vandalism of such natural treasures. Our Book No: 13141. $14 AUD.

81. Godish, Thad (1995). Sick Buildings: Definition, Diagnosis and Mitigation (1st ed). Boca Raton, FL: Lewis Publishers / CRC Press. 398 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, figures, tables, owner's rubber stamps including edges, rear cover corners little bumped, annotation pasted & written inside rear cover. A comprehensive examination of the phenomenon of poor indoor air quality (IAQ) characterized as sick or problem buildings. Significant emphasis is given to defining the nature of the problem, the various potential causal and risk factors, problem building diagnostic protocols and contaminant measurements, and the mitigation of IAQ problems. ISBN: 087371346X. Our Book No: 25541. $15 AUD.

82. Gorton, Lisa (2015). The Life of Houses (1st ed). Sydney, Artarmon: Giramondo Publishing Company. 216 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. This is Australian novel about mothers and daughters, and coming of age. It is also about property, and how people's feelings for the places that they inhabit can shape their lives. ISBN: 9781922146809. Our Book No: 28269. $18 AUD.

83. Greenop, Frank S; English, Hal (illustrator) (1965). Lighthouse Lad: A Tale of a Boy's Bravery [Moorooba Books]. Sydney: Greenop & Greenhalgh. Unnum 14 pp. Hardback small quarto, good condition, pictorial boards, stapled (lightly rusted, bottom staple little loose), colour drawings, covers lightly worn & marked, crease first page, pages & pastedowns lightly toned, small scuff front pastedown, corners little bumped, fore-edge front cover lightly dented, small tear spine. (Estimated date, 1960s, Trove catalogue.) An Australian children's picture story book about a family named Bosley who live in a lighthouse. One day, John, one of the two Bosley children saves a troubled ship and its passengers from crashing into rocks. Our Book No: 27833. $10 AUD.

84. Gregory's (1945). Gregory's Handbook for Australian Builders (1st ed) [Gregory's Guides and Maps]. Sydney: Land Newspaper Ltd. 200 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, card covers, black & white drawings, adverts, tables, tiny scuff top spine, base spine lightly bumped & rubbed, edges lightly foxed, edges & pages lightly toned, covers lightly rubbed, minor edgewear. Unstated first edition (dated,1945, foot of title page.) This book is a valuable reference book for builders, contractors, architects, building tradesmen, and others interested in building construction in Australia. Our Book No: 26700. $80 AUD.

85. Group, Remembering Minto (2007). Remembering Minto: Life and Memories of a Community (1st ed). Sydney: Information and Cultural Exchange Inc. / Remembering Minto Group. 124 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, colour text-photos. This book is a dedication to the life and times of the people who have lived, and others who are still living, in the Department of Housing area of Minto (a southern suburb of Sydney) during the demolition and renewal of their homes. ISBN: 9780958026925. Our Book No: 22781. $20 AUD.

86. Hadlington, Phillip; Beck, Louise (illustrator) (1992). Termites and Other Common Timber Pests (Reprint, corrected ed). Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press. 126 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, sepia (brown-tinted) drawings, minimal faint foxing front flyleaf, minor edgewear. Austtralian entomologist provides the first available book that explains the habits of termites, the various species, and acceptable control methods. ISBN: 0868402109. Our Book No: 12128. $15 AUD.

87. Hadlington, Phillip; Marsden, Christine (1998). Termites and Borers: A Homeowner's Guide to Detection and Control. Sydney: Kensington: University of New South Wales Press. 53 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, stapled, colour text-photos (some full-page), faint foxing flyleaf & title page, light foxing top edge, minor edgewear. An easy-to-use guide with over 100 colour photos. As well as termite detection advice, it shows various methods of eradicating termites and protecting against their return. (Estimated date, 1998, Trove catalogue.). ISBN: 0868406007. Our Book No: 28497. $15 AUD.

88. Hadlington, Phillip; Marsden, Christine (1999). Common Household Pests: A Homeowner's Guide to Detection and Control (1st ed). Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press. 79 pp. Paperback large thin octavo, very good condition, colour text-photos, minor edgewear, few light creases covers, few tiny scratches front cover, top corner rear cover & few pages little creased, tiny rubbed spot flyleaf. This book looks at both chemical and non-chemical means of control, includes many 'what to do' sections, promotes strategies of prevention as a first measure to achieve control, answers common household questions about domestic pests including termites, and it helps people to identify harmless and useful insects and spiders, as well as the disease-spreading and dangerous ones. ISBN: 0868406252. Our Book No: 26605. $12 AUD.

89. Haigh, Gideon (2006). Asbestos House: The Secret History of James Hardie Industries (1st ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 442 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, corner tip creased rear cover, minor edgewear, prize stickers front cover. First edition. Founded in 1888, James Hardie Industries is one of Australia's oldest, richest and proudest corporations, who's fortunes were based on what proved to be on of the worst industrial poisons of the 20th century: asbestos. It is a saga of high finance, industrial history, legal intrigue, medical breakthrough and human frailty. This book has been reconstructed from hundreds of hours of interviews and thousands of pages of documentation, and has won three awards. ISBN: 1920769625. Our Book No: 16382. $15 AUD.

90. Hayes-McCoy, Felicity (2012). The House on an Irish Hillside: A True Story of Rediscovering What Really Matters (1st ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 305 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, tiny scuff base spine, minor edgewear. This very special story is about the author and her husband leaving the busy life of London to return to Ireland to make a new life in a remarkable house on the Dingle Peninsula. They find lost values and rediscover the things that really matter. ISBN: 9781444730302. Our Book No: 28266. $12 AUD.

91. Haynes, Alison (2004). Clean Sweep: The Ultimate Guide to Decluttering, Detoxing and Destressing Your Home (1st ed). Sydney: Murdoch Books. 360 pp. Paperback thick small trade, very good condition, full-page colour illustrations, minor edgewear. Demystifies household management by showing how to declutter a room, deter dust mites, decode detergent lablels, dehumidify your bathroom and bedrooms, and devise storage solutions. The author also talks about the 'clever house', in which you can save water and energy, cut down household bills, and minimize the use of chemicals. ISBN: 1740452356. Our Book No: 23258. $15 AUD.

92. Hazlehurst, Noni; Dalton, Susan & Francis, Robert (2000). Noni Hazelhurst's Home (1st ed) [A Practical How-to for Maintaining, Decorating and Caring for Your House]. Sydney: Hodder. 248 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, some full-page colour photos. Commonsense advice from Australian TV's most-loved homemaker. This book is from the period Noni was host of the Seven Network's Better Homes & Gardens program. ISBN: 0733612903. Our Book No: 20634. $15 AUD.

93. Henry, Margaret (1964). The Householders (1st ed). London: Cassell & Company. 216 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), edges & pages lightly toned, jacket spine little faded (flap clipped, chipped, slight loss spine ends, corners little worn, reverse side lightly toned), edges lightly foxed, label free flyleaf, bottom corners covers little bumped, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Australian crime fiction novel about a couple named Bob and Hilary who were the features of Unlucky Dip, and their bid to save a wonderful old colonial house in Sydney from re-development. The author has untangled the threads of a most complicated situation to weave a clear, bright and fascinating story. Our Book No: 27483. $20 AUD.

94. Hickin, Norman (1967). The Conservation of Building Timbers: A Study of the Incidence of Wood-Boring Insects and Wood-Rotting Fungi in Buildings and Other Contributions towards the Conservation of Building Timbers (1st ed) [Rentokil Library]. London: Hutchinson. 144 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), tables, charts, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket (chipped, closed tear, top corner worn, tiny stain reverse side, flap clipped), tiny mark bottom edge. This book gives a detailed and authoritative account of the damage woodworm and rot have caused, based on exhaustive surveys of various types of buildings, private homes, commercial premises, factories, shops, churches, historic buildings, public houses, farms, country estates. Practical methods are discussed, followed by a discussion of the legal and insurance questions involved in the problem. Our Book No: 25959. $13 AUD.

95. Historical Society, Hastings District (1961). The History of Port Macquarie and Tourist Information (Revised ed). Port Macquarie, NSW: Hastings District Historical Society. 56 pp. Paperback small square, stapled pamphlet, card cover, very good plus condition, black & white photos, maps, slight scuffing reverse side front cover, minor edgewear. A booklet on the history of Port Macquarie. The Society states that a great deal of interesting material had to be omitted in such a small booklet. However, all information included has been checked for accuracy. Loose insert about Claude Radley's River Cruises. Our Book No: 20964. $10 AUD.

96. Historical Society, Ku-Ring-Gai (1996). Focus on Ku-ring-gai: The Story of Ku-Ring-Gai's Growth and Development (1st ed). Sydney, Gordon: Ku-Ring-Gai Historical Society Inc. 128 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, tiny scuff top spine, minor edgewear, sticker mark. The story of Ku-ring-gai (a northern Sydney council) is told in this book which has many photos and maps of the area. The area is rich in history, from the Aborigines who were here before the Europeans, Phillip's exploration of the area in the first year of settlement, major land grants, the timber-getters and orchardists. The railway, which came towards the end of the 19th century, improved the social and economic growth which is still strong today. The area has many national parks. ISBN: 0959867325. Our Book No: 28780. $18 AUD.

97. Historical Society, Randwick & District (1989). A Randwick Ramble: Part 3: La Perouse to Maroubra (4th ed). Sydney, Randwick: Randwick & District Historical Society. 40 pp. Paperback wide trade, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, map, minor edgewear, staples lightly rusted, correction slip inserted. This pamphlet provides a history of the La Perouse & Maroubra areas of Sydney, including heritage buildings. This pamphlet is part 3 of a series of 3 designed as guides to the historic City of Randwick. The charming picture on the cover is of Botany Bay native plants. ISBN: 0959743146. Our Book No: 26741. $15 AUD.

98. Historical Society, Randwick & District (1991). A Randwick Ramble: Part 2: Randwick & Kensington (4th, reprint ed). Sydney, Randwick: Randwick & District Historical Society. 38 pp. Paperback wide trade, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, map, minor edgewear, staples lightly rusted. This pamphlet provides a history of the Randwick and Kensington areas of Sydney, including heritage buildings. This pamphlet is part 2 of a series of three guides to the historic City of Randwick. The charming picture on the cover is of Simeon Pearce ("The Father of Randwick") studying a plan of the district. ISBN: 0959743138. Our Book No: 26740. $15 AUD.

99. Historical Society, Randwick & District (1994). A Randwick Ramble: Part 1: Coogee & Clovelly (5th ed). Sydney, Randwick: Randwick & District Historical Society. 64 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), black & white text-photos & drawings, map, minor edgewear. Fifth edition. This pamphlet provides a history of the Randwick and Coogee areas of Sydney, including heritage buildings. This pamphlet is part 1 of a series of three guides to the historic City of Randwick. The charming picture on the cover is of Coogee Beach in the 1880s. ISBN: 1875160078. Our Book No: 26525. $17 AUD.

100. Holloway, Godfrey (1980). The Empress of Victoria (Unstated 3rd ed). Victoria, BC: Empress Publications. 100 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, minor spotting rear cover, minor rubbing edges, minor edgewear corners. Third edition. In his colourful history of this hotel in Victoria, British Columbia. Reveals that while people poke fun at the famed hostelry, chuckle over its potted palms, shake their heads at the conservatory, they do so with affection. It was with warm delight, plus a little anxiety, that they watched the hotel go through its great renovation. Tells something of what the Dowager has been, something of the city she dominates, and something of what she has become. Our Book No: 22936. $10 AUD.

101. Hope, Laura Lee (2004). The Bobbsey Twins on a Houseboat (Reissue ed) [Classic Edition: No. 6]. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. 184 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white drawings (including frontispiece). Classic young adults fiction. Bert had almost reached the galley, when he heard a bang not far away. What had caused the mysterious sound? ISBN: 0448437570. Our Book No: 25155. $10 AUD.

102. Hopwood, Graham (1955). Art Student's Handbook (1st ed). Victoria: Graham Hopwood. 96 pp. Paperback small quarto, card covers, good plus condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, minor edgewear, edges lightly foxed, crease bottom edge cover & few pages, pages lightly toned, minor insect damage front cover & first page. Textbook by former art teacher, Melbourne Teacher's College. A concise book dealing with the study of art, architecture, sculpture, industrial art, commercial art and the printing processes from the earliest times to the present day. Our Book No: 25257. $20 AUD.

103. Housekeeping, Good (1945). Good Housekeeping's Household Hints. Sydney: National Magazine Company Pty Ltd. 51 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, good condition, hints, adverts, few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, staples little aged, light wear along spine, pages lightly browned, faint foxing edges, covers lightly rubbed, crease in cover. (Estimated date: 1940s, Trove catalogue.) The hints and adverts make this a charming little pamphlet to add to a homes collection. The hints have been compiled and tested by Good Housekeeping Institute, London. Our Book No: 26571. $15 AUD.

104. Houses Trust, Historic; Sripathy, Vani (editor) (2004). The Art of Keeping House: A Practical and Inspirational Guide. Melbourne, South Yarra: Hardie Grant. 207 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, thick card covers (with flaps), colour text-photos (many full-page), faint foxing edges, inner hinge slightly split at cover join (pages firm), minor edgewear. This book is a well-researched, lavishly illustrated practical guide to furnishing, presenting, cleaning and general housekeeping issues. The many photos bring an important part of Australian history to life. ISBN: 1740661583. Our Book No: 26620. $25 AUD.

105. Howse, Geoffrey; Langley Welch, Paul T. (photos) (2002). The Wentworths of Wentworth: The Fitzwilliam (Wentworth) Estates & the Wentworth Monuments. Wentworth, Rotherham: Trustees of the Fitzwilliam Wentworth Amenity Trust. 172 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white photos, corner tips front covers little ceased, minor edgewear, dated written annotation inside front cover. This book about the great English historic estate that surrounds Wentworth Woodhouse gives a comprehensive account of the growth and development of the estate through the centuries to the beginning of the 21st century, and includes background information about its owners. There are short biographies of two of its most famous owners, Thomas Wentworth, the great Earl of Strafford (1593 - 1641), and Charles, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham (1730 - 1782), who was twice Prime Minister. The author has used a wealth of information from many sources, and included many previously unpublished photos. ISBN: 0954306694. Our Book No: 28511. $20 AUD.

106. Hubble, Ava Temperley (1988). The Strange Case of Eugene Goossens and Other Tales from the Opera House (1st ed). Sydney: William Collins. 280 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, top corner tip front cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. In this informative book the author, who was press officer at the Opera House for 15 years, meets the architects, bureaucrats, the politicians, the workers and the stars. Ava gives an insider's view of the history of the Opera House, retells the strange case of Eugene Goossens, records her encounters with Dame Joan Sutherland and Sir Robert Helpmann. There are exclusive interviews with architect Jorn Utzon. The book places a human face on this wonderful arts building. ISBN: 0732224497. Our Book No: 28006. $21 AUD.

107. Hughes, Joy; Walker, Meredith (1988). Meroogal, Nowra: A History and a Guide (1st ed). Sydney, Glebe: Historic Houses Trust. 80 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, map, glossy paper. The history of Meroogal, an early home built at Nowra in New South Wales (NSW). The home was first occupied in February 1886, and the Historic Houses Trust purchased it in 1985. ISBN: 0949753394. Our Book No: 20539. $10 AUD.

108. Hurle, Garry; Moir, Mali (illustrator) (1992). The Most Important Building in Town (1st ed). Melbourne: Hill of Content. 54 pp. Hardback square octavo, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, bottom corner front cover little rubbed, few tiny scuffs along bottom edge cover. Children's picture story about how the animals band together to save the town library. ISBN: 085572210X. Our Book No: 27280. $12 AUD.

109. Inaba, Kazuya; Nakayama, Shigenobu (2000). Japanese Homes and Lifestyles: An Illustrated Journey Through History (1st English ed). Tokyo: Kodansha International. 124 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), map, black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket. Presents the story of the Japanese people - from prehistoric times to the modern day. There are caves, pit dwellings, thatched and tiled houses, capital cities, aristocratic mansions, town houses, rural villages, castles, samurai residences, and the modernization of Japan, ''new towns'' and high-rise apartment complexes. The lively illustrations and concise text will interest students of domestic architecture, history buffs, and readers who want to learn about faraway places and times past. ISBN: 477002391X. Our Book No: 27970. $40 AUD.

110. Ingram, Elizabeth (editor) (1987). Thread of Gold: The Embroideries and Textiles in York Minster (1st ed). Hants: Pitkin Pictorials. 63 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, bottom corner covers little creased, minor edgewear, bookplate (owner's written name). A golden thread runs through the history of ecclesiastical embroideries and textiles right down to the work that continues so lovingly today. Centuries of craftsmanship and fine handiwork are woven into the collection described and illustrated in this book. The author's love and understanding of these inherited treasures, together with her involvement in the creation of new works of art, will through these pages, inspire and delight all who are interested in the history and day-to-day life of one of Britain's great cathedrals - York Minster. ISBN: 085372427X. Our Book No: 22175. $10 AUD.

111. Irving, Robert; Grant, Patrick (photographer) (2001). Twentieth Century Architecture in Wollongong. Wollongong, NSW: Wollongong City Council. 192 pp. Paperback large quarto, card covers (with flaps), very good plus condition, black & white text-photos. This book portrays over 300 of the 20th-century buildings of compelling interest in the Wollongong area, from Helensburgh in the north to Windang in the south, from the mountains to the sea. Each listing is given a historical setting and described with architectural and anecdotal information and sensitive photos. Residents, visitors, architects, builders, students, teachers, journalists and real estate agents can discover the way Wollongong's distinctive building tradition unfolded in the remarkable century just ended. ISBN: 1875891102. Our Book No: 25464. $25 AUD.

112. Jay, Mike; Sacks, Oliver (foreword) (2012). The Influencing Machine: James Tilly Matthews and the Air Loom (Revised ed). London: Strange Attractor Press. 283 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, few black & white illustrations, tiny bump base spine, minor edgewear. This book looks at the case of James Tilly Matthews, a brilliant architect who, in 1797 was confined to Bedlam as an incurable lunatic. He was the first person to insist that his mind was being controlled by a machine: the Air Loom, a frightening secret weapon whose rays and mysterious gases were brainwashing politicians and putting Europe into revolution, terror and war. ISBN: 9781907222139. Our Book No: 28560. $20 AUD.

113. Jenman, Neil (2000). Real Estate Mistakes: How to Avoid Them, How to Save Your Money, and Live Happily Ever After (1st ed). Sydney: Rowley Publications / Distributed by Simon & Schuster. 243 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket). First edition. Successful and innovative Australian real estate salesman reveals tricks of the trade that cost home buyers and sellers dearly. ISBN: 0958651736. Our Book No: 1159. $15 AUD.

114. Johnson, Dianne (2011). Hut in the Wild (1st ed). Sydney, Leura: Dianne Johnson. 97 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, black & white full-page photos, minor edgewear. This self-published book discusses the hut found in many parts of the world, via a series of essays. The photos are related to the Australian landscape. ISBN: 9780646550305. Our Book No: 28207. $25 AUD.

115. Jones, David J. (1988). A Source of Inspiration & Delight: The Buildings of the State Library of New South Wales since 1826. Sydney: Library Council of New South Wales. 176 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, corner tips few pages little worn, minor edgewear. A lively and entertaining account of the State Library from its earliest days - in warehouses, 'dingy caverns' and 'awful dungeons' - to its latest buildings in Macquarie Street. The author tells of the battles for buildings which were never built, and the stories behind those which were. This delightful book also takes the reader on a tour, in words and pictures, through the new complex, fully documenting each feature of this most intriguing library. ISBN: 0908449240. Our Book No: 22895. $14 AUD.

116. Jones, Shar (1984). Let There Be Light: The Development of Domestic Lighting in New South Wales 1788 - 1904 (1st ed). Sydney: Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales. 16 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, card cover, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white text-illustrations, minor edgewear, few light creases covers, few impressions front cover. Published in conjunction with an exhibition "Lights and Loos" at Elizabeth Bay House, Sydney, November, 1984. ISBN: 0949754254. Our Book No: 27271. $10 AUD.

117. Kanarek, Lisa (2001). Home Office Life: Making a Space to Work at Home (1st ed). Gloucester, MA: Rockport Publishers. 144 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in as new dustjacket), black & white drawings, colour photos (some full-page). Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This information-packed guidebook offers solutions and layouts for carving out home offices that work with your space and boost your success. There are over 100 colour photos, checklists, floor plans, and sound advice on billing, and storage. ISBN: 1564967751. Our Book No: 23504. $28 AUD.

118. Keating, John D. (1974). The Lambent Flame. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 123 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos. The story of gaslight lamps in Australia, first introduced in 1841, but much improved as street lighting from the 1870s. This book is not an industrial history. Explains technicalities and the developments upon which the utilisation of gas depended. It celebrates an aesthetic and efficient source of energy, and an urbane and inventive period in Australia's history. ISBN: 0522840671. Our Book No: 14707. $25 AUD.

119. Kelly, Max (editor); Carr, Bob (foreword) (1997). Anchored in a Small Cove: A History and Archaeology of The Rocks, Sydney. Sydney: Sydney Cove Authority (SCA). 120 pp. Paperback wide quarto, very good condition, thick card covers (with flaps), black & white & colour illustrations & photos, map, spine ends little rubbed, slight crease bottom edge front cover, minor edgewear. This book was launched at an exhibition in the Sydney Visitors Centre, The Rocks, Sydney. The book is a thematic social history of The Rocks, well-illustrated with many historic pictures and artefacts. The main text was written by historian Maxwell Kelly who died in 1996 while the planning of this book was under way. Examines The Rocks since 1788, and shows the changes that have happened since that time. ISBN: 0646318748. Our Book No: 28114. $25 AUD.

120. Kennedy, Brian; Kennedy, Barbara (1993). Sydney Tunnels (1st ed). Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 96 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, maps, black & white text-photos, light foxing edges & endpapers, minor edgewear. A fascinating look at the underground tunnels in Sydney. This book is a comprehensive survey of all the underground ways dug beneath the city - from Sydney's first water supply tunnel dug not long after the first European settlement, to the recently constructed Sydney Harbour Tunnel, built using the latest technology. ISBN: 0864175256. Our Book No: 16884. $18 AUD.

121. Ker Wilson, Barbara; Fielding, David (illustrator) (1988). Acacia Terrace (1st ed). Gosford, NSW: Ashton Scholastic. Unnum 34 pp. Hardback oblong small quarto, dustjacket (with oblong side flaps), decorative endpapers, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings, top edge lightly foxed, bottom edge little rubbed, tiny scuff bottom edge front cover, rubber stamp flyleaf, spine lightly faded jacket (slight crease), label & glue residue rear pastedown. This beautiful inspiring book tells a story of an typical corner of Sydney, a terrace of houses built in the 1860s, and the people who lived there, then and later, set against the background of an ever changing world. It is part of the larger history of Australia, from goldrush days of canvas towns, to our modern cityscapes of fast freeways and high-rise buildings. A wonderful book to add to any literature collection. Suitable for older readers and adults with an interest in Australian history. ISBN: 0868963496. Our Book No: 27395. $12 AUD.

122. Kreckler, John F. (1993). From Sydney Cove to Paddington Hill: The Story of Victoria Barracks. Sydney, Paddington: Army Museum Society. 102 pp. Paperback wide trade, card covers, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, maps, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name & date title page). This book is dedicated to the memory of the late Lieutenant Colonel D. C. Fewtrell, ED (RL), Founding Commandant and later Honorary Colonel, Victoria Barracks (NSW) Corps of Guides (deceased 31 January 1990). The author has done painstaking research to write a book of considerable interest to visitors and those interested in The Barracks history. ISBN: 0646135570. Our Book No: 25382. $15 AUD.

123. Labour and National Service Industrial Training Division, Department of (1950). Painting and Decorating (Reprint ed) [Technical Publication]. Melbourne: McCarron Bird Pty Ltd / Department of Labour and National Service. 155 pp. Paperback wide octavo, flexible orange cover, very good condition, typewritten-style text, drawings, edges & pages lightly toned, owner's written name. Published by arrangement with the Department of Labour and National Service of the Commonwealth of Australia, presumably for TAFE courses. Contains 21 chapters including the painter's tool kit, power tools, scaffolding, miscellaneous basic materials, surface finishes, preparing the surface for painting, colour, painting with the brush, prevention and treatment of defects, glazing, decorative wall finishes, paperhanging. Our Book No: 26674. $25 AUD.

124. Laube, Anthony (2001). A Lady at Sea: The Adventures of Agnes Grant Hay. Glenelg, SA: Anthony Laube. 187 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white text photos & drawings, family trees, corners lightly bumped, few scratches covers. (Estimated date, 2001, Trove catalogue.) The story of Agnes Grant Hay and the adventures of her pioneering South Australian family. 'Mount Breckan', a wonderful old Victorian Gothic mansion, its tower a beacon to fishermen returning home from expeditions to the Murray mouth and beyond was built for Agnes Hay. The book also has the Hay Family and Gosse Family trees, and the details about the building of 'Mount Breckan', and many photos and drawings which bring the text alive. ISBN: 0959282726. Our Book No: 27078. $30 AUD.

125. Lawrence, Joan (1992). Exploring the Suburbs: Balmain, Glebe and Annandale Walks. Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 120 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, maps, minor edgewear. Discover the history of these wonderful old suburbs of Sydney's inner west. Each walk has an easy to follow map. ISBN: 0868063509. Our Book No: 2544. $10 AUD.

126. Lawrence, Joan (1993). Exploring the Suburbs: Eastern Suburbs Walks [Exploring the Suburbs]. Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 128 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. A guidebook for walking tours of the historic eastern suburbs of Sydney, Australia. ISBN: 0868063894. Our Book No: 11654. $10 AUD.

127. Lindsay, Norman (1950). Dust or Polish. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 205 pp. Hardback dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), pages & cover lightly toned as usual, minor foxing top edge, minor edgewear jacket (flap unclipped, faint fading bottom corner front cover), bookplate, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Australian novel in which Rita, a show girl bored with life on the stage, finds a new career and romance in the secondhand furniture business. Bookplate of C. W. Blackburn. Our Book No: 10327. $20 AUD.

128. Mahan, Jean (1997). Doll Furniture 1950s - 1980s Identification & Price Guide: Featuring Furniture for Alexander Ginny Betsy McCall Barbie and more! (1st ed). Grantsville, MD: Hobby House Press. 144 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, black & white & colour photos. This unique identification and price guide provides pertinent information about manufacturers and furniture with specifics about dimension sizes, packaging details, what dolls were marketed with what furniture and detailed photos. A wonderful book for any collector of dolls. ISBN: 0875884784. Our Book No: 23343. $25 AUD.

129. Marr, Jim (2003). First the Verdict: The Real Story of the Building Industry Royal Commission. Sydney, Annandale: Pluto Press. 127 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, old price marks. A seasoned journalist who has extensive experience of the Australian legal system describes how he has never witnessed anything like the skullduggery exposed by the Cole Royal Commission into the Building and Construction Industry. ISBN: 1864032405. Our Book No: 14521. $20 AUD.

130. Martin, Reg; Temple, Richard (1989). The Vision and the Struggle: An Account of the Hunter's Hill Trust's First Twenty Years [Hunters Hill Trust's First 20 Years]. Sydney: Hunter's Hill Trust. 132 pp. Paperback wide, card cover, as new condition, black & white text-photos, maps. The story of this community organisation, established in 1968, subsequent to demolition of historic houses to make way for the Gladesville expressway that effectively cut Hunters Hill into two parts. The trust has actively lobbied against home unit development in this historic suburb in Sydney's inner west. ISBN: 0909593078. Our Book No: 12770. $25 AUD.

131. Mason, Ron; O'Brien, Chris (1988). Belgenny Farm, Camden Park Estate: Part of Our Heritage. Sydney: Department of Planning. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback large quarto, stapled pamphlet (with flap rear cover), card covers, very good condition, colour photos, spine lightly faded. Belgenny Farm is Australia's most important group of colonial farm buildings. This booklet describes why Belgenny Farm is significant, its history, and long association with John and Elizabeth Macarthur and their descendants. It traces the history of the Macarthur merinos, and the farm's role in the development of agricultural techniques from the early days of the colony. ISBN: 0730543145. Our Book No: 20925. $10 AUD.

132. McCloud, Kevin (2009). Grand Designs Handbook: The Blueprint for Building Your Dream Home (As Seen on Channel 4) (1st p/b ed). London: Collins. 287 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, few tiny marks, minor edgewear. Heavy. The author shares his passion and expertise in this guide to designing and building your own home, illustrated with the most memorable houses from the (British) Channel 4 series. The three sections - 'Thinking', 'Dreaming', and 'Doing', guides you through each stage of the building process. The author presents houses that he finds exciting and exemplary, including a number of the most successful projects from the award-winning TV series. ISBN: 9780007307425. Our Book No: 28410. $25 AUD.

133. McCulloch, Julie (1992). Ghosts of Port Arthur (2nd ed). Port Arthur, TAS: A. D. Simmons. 40 pp. Paperback, very good condition, card cover, black & white text-photos, map, minor edgewear. Cover subtitle: A detailed account of the sightings of apparitions and unexplained occurrences at Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasmania (old convict goal), from the 1870s to the present day. ISBN: 0646071017. Our Book No: 3718. $10 AUD.

134. McKenzie, Valerie; McKenzie, Timothy (1984). A Glimpse of Ghosts: Mysterious Places and Haunted Houses of Early Australia. Sydney: Centennial Publications. 160 pp. Hardback narrow octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos & drawings, few colour photos, endpaper maps, top edge & reverse side jacket little foxed, minor edgewear, minimal annotation (tick mark). The authors and illustrators have travelled all around Australia to collect stories and photographs, and to sense the mystery of haunted houses and strange places visited. ISBN: 0959498230. Our Book No: 15911. $15 AUD.

135. McKnight, Steve (2007). From 0 to 130 Properties in 3.5 Years. Brisbane, Milton: Wrightbooks. 385 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition. The journey to financial freedom using positive cashflow real estate, by Australian property investor. ISBN: 0731400771. Our Book No: 15435. $10 AUD.

136. McNeil, Ben (2009). The Clean Industrial Revolution: Growing Australian Prosperity in a Greenhouse Age (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 266 pp. Paperback, very good condition, few figures, small mark top edge, top corners little creased last few pages, minor edgewear. Demonstrates the economic opportunities that will be available if Australia leads the new clean (environmentally friendly) industrial revolution. ISBN: 9781741757224. Our Book No: 25618. $10 AUD.

137. Meader, Chrys; Cashman, Richard; Carolan, Anne (1994). Marrickville: People and Places. Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 200 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos, endpaper photos, spine little faded jacket (reverse side lightly foxed), minor edgewear, old price marks. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Cover subtitle: "A social history of Marrickville, Newtown, Camperdown, Petersham, Stanmore, St Peters, Tempe & Dulwich Hill". Outlines the history of this inner west Sydney municipality of Marrickville, which includes the listed town centres. Companion volume to "Marrickville: Rural Outpost to Inner City" (1990). ISBN: 0868065595. Our Book No: 3875. $25 AUD.

138. Michelangelo (1963). Michelangelo: A Self Portrait (1st ed). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. 183 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, corner front cover creased, minor rubbing spine, endpapers & edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. This collection of Michelangelo's writings not only reveals the workings of his mind; it brings to light an authentic picture of his character in all its complexity and contradictions. His descriptions and opinions give us a first-hand commentary on the life of a great Renaissance artist. Our Book No: 24467. $12 AUD.

139. Miles, Malcolm (2000). The Uses of Decoration: Essays in the Architectural Everyday (1st p/b ed). Chichester: John Wiley & Sons. 256 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, frontispiece, tiny dent fore-edge, minor edgewear. Draws together material from several countries and areas of practice. Running through the book is a concern for the everyday, for the small and insignificant ways in which people occupy the built environment (their "representational spaces"). It raises awareness of this dimension and discusses sustainability. It concludes that the expertise of dwellers on dwelling is as important in shaping the futures of cities as designers on design. ISBN: 0471489638. Our Book No: 23578. $13 AUD.

140. Mobbs, Michael (1998). Sustainable House: Living for Our Future (1st ed). Sydney: Choice Books. 188 pp. Paperback large quarto, good plus condition, colour & black & white text-photos, black & white drawings, fore-edge faintly marked, minor edgewear. Australian environmental lawyer reports how to make a home self-efficient and energy-efficient. Examples from Australia, USA, Canada and the UK. ISBN: 094727748X. Our Book No: 14950. $20 AUD.

141. Mobbs, Michael (2010). Sustainable House: Living for Our Future (2nd ed). Sydney: Choice Books. 288 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, colour & black & white text-photos, black & white drawings, fore-edge faintly marked, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Australian environmental lawyer reports how to make a home self-efficient and energy-efficient. Examples from Australia, USA, Canada and the UK. ISBN: 9781920705527. Our Book No: 16100. $30 AUD.

142. Moorhead, John (1984). Cathedral on the Clarence: The First Hundred Years. Grafton, NSW: Cathedral Restoration Committee. 163 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear. The story of the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Grafton, which covers the north coast of New south Wales from Tweed Heads to Port Macquarie. The magnificent cathedral was built in 1884, and this book celebrates its centenary. The chapters cover the early years, the first diocesan divisions, foundation stone to dedication, cathedral to coastal diocese, realisation of a dream, golden jubilee of completion, completion to consecration, and consecration to centenary. ISBN: 0959202501. Our Book No: 14890. $13 AUD.

143. Murphy, John; Norris, Kathryn; Burn, Margy (editor) (1985). The Most Useful Art: Architecture in Australia 1788 - 1985 (1st ed). Sydney: Library Council of New South wales. 52 pp. Paperback small quarto, stapled, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, few colour drawings, minor edgewear, staples rusted, tiny scuff base spine. This booklet is the catalogue of an exhibition held in the Mitchell Gallery, State Library of New South Wales, 6 August 1985 to 2 March 1986. ISBN: 0908449208. Our Book No: 26744. $15 AUD.

144. Murray, Mary (2003). A Home of My Own: Handy Hints and Images from Domestic Life in Australia in the 1940s and 1950s (Reprint ed). Melbourne, Clifton Hill: Mallon Publishing. 132 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white & colour text-photos & drawings. Carefully selected household hints by Mary Murray - snippets from Australian magazines and newspapers of the 1940s and 1950s, providing insight into the domestic and social life of the times. Accompanied by over 200 illustrations, including contemporary advertisements. ISBN: 1875696105. Our Book No: 3985. $20 AUD.

145. Murray, Mary (2010). My Mother's Ways: Being a Book of Household Hints From the Early 1900s in Australia (New ed). Melbourne, Clifton Hill: Mallon Publishing. 152 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, sepia (brown-tinted) drawings & text-photos, tide marks & scuffing top corner last 20 pages (previous water contact now dry), few tiny dents, rear cover, otherwise excellent. The hints and ideas in this fascinating book, as collected by Mary Murray, belong to a time and a generation of Australian women when making the best of things, living within one's means, and turning one's hand to any task that needed to be done, were the accepted practices of everyday life. ISBN: 9781875696581. Our Book No: 16701. $10 AUD.

146. National Trust of Australia, Victorian Branch (1972). Bendigo and the Chinese Joss House. [Melbourne]: National Trust of Australia - Victoria / Ruskin Press (printer). 20 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, good plus condition, colour & black & white text-photos, drawings, staples rusted, edgewear. Estimated date, 1972 (Trove catalogue). A brief history of the Bendigo goldfields, the Chinese on the goldfields, Chinese places of worship (only on of four joss houses remain), and Chinese support for the Easter Fair. Loosely inserted: One page sheet by the National Trust about the property. ISBN corrected: stated in pamphlet as 0909710044. ISBN: 090971004X. Our Book No: 8921. $10 AUD.

147. Newton-Cox, Andrew; Beverley, Deena (2000). Building Birdhouses: Practical Plans for Twenty Birdhouses and Bird Tables. London: Southwater / Anness Publishing. 64 pp. Paperback square trade (with flaps), very good plus condition, colour text-photos & drawings, spine faintly faded. How to attract native birds to your garden by providing the correct food and suitable accommodation. ISBN: 1842150170. Our Book No: 5497. $10 AUD.

148. Nicholls, Debby; Baglin, Douglas & Clarke, Gordon (1986). Around Balmain: A Second Record of an Historic Suburb and Some of Its Buildings (1st ed). Sydney, Balmain: Balmain Association, Inc. 56 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, stapled, illustrated card covers, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, faint foxing inside covers & title page, light foxing edges, small mark rear cover. This very special book has been produced in an effort to provide a "book about Balmain" that is often requested by visitors as well as residents. This is a sequel to "Record of an Historic Suburb and Some of Its Buildings". Compiled by Nicholls, photos by Baglin and Clarke. ISBN: 0959950257. Our Book No: 26873. $15 AUD.

149. Nichols, Alan (editor) (1976). Camperdown: A History of Camperdown Cemetery and St. Stephen's, Newtown. Sydney, Newtown: Camperdown Press. 28 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, very good condition, stapled (rusted), sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos & drawings, front cover faintly creased, centre page little loose at staples, minor edgewear, minor annotation. This pamphlet provides a history of Camperdown Cemetery and St. Stephen's church, Newtown (in Sydney's inner west). Includes a map of the cemetery and a potted biography of persons buried their, including the early explorer Thomas Mitchell. ISBN: 0909827591. Our Book No: 12997. $20 AUD.

150. Nishi, Kazuo; Hozumi, Kazuo; Horton, Mack H. (translator & introduction) (1996). What is Japanese Architecture? A Survey of Traditional Japanese Architecture (Reprint ed). Tokyo: Kodansha International. 144 pp. Paperback small quarto, dustjacket (with flaps), very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white drawings, novelty foldout, map front endpapers, minor edgewear jacket. This book describes construction, design, carpentry, and the history of Japanese Architecture from pre-history to mid-19th century. There are over 300 drawings, and a text that is straight to the point. The book is divided into four parts - religious structures, residences, castles, and places of entertainment. Contains fold-out three-dimensional model of the tearoom of Taian Teahouse. Architectural chronology list rear of book. ISBN: 4770019920. Our Book No: 27982. $30 AUD.

151. Nowra, Louis (2013). Kings Cross: A Biography. Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 500 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, light crease near spine front cover, minor edgewear. The author traverses the history and the future of his beloved neighbourhood, Kings Cross, an inner eastern suburb of Sydney. He also writes about the story of a different cross, one that for 50 years was the vanguard of modern architecture, design, fashion, music, sexual diversity, freedom for women, and a place refugees called home. Written by the celebrated playwright, author and screenwriter who has been a long-time resident of Kings Cross. ISBN: 9781742233260. Our Book No: 28732. $30 AUD.

152. Nucolorvue (1949). Beautiful Melbourne. Melbourne, Mentone: Nucolorvue Productions. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback oblong wide octavo, very good condition, card cover, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), full-page colour & sepia (brown-coloured) photos, covers faintly foxed & marked, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear corners. (Estimated date: 1949, Trove catalogue.) A delightfully illustrated coloured viewbook of Melbourne, Australia's second largest city. Consists mostly of full-page illustrations with captions, interspersed with some pages of text. Our Book No: 6733. $15 AUD.

153. O'Brien, John (1952). On Darlinghurst Hill (1st ed). Sydney: Ure Smith Pty Ltd. 96 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), red cloth boards (gilt title spine), black & white photos (including title page), pages lightly toned, book edges lightly foxed, reverse side jacket little toned (minor loss top edge, closed tears, spine little faded, chipped), minor edgewear. This charming little book has been written by the author for Monsignor Wallace. May 30, 1952, the parish of The Sacred Heart, Darlinghurst celebrates the 100th anniversary of the First Mass within the completed walls of its own Parish Church. The photos and well-researched history of Darlinghurst make this an ideal addition to any history book collection. Written by the author of "Around The Boree Log". Our Book No: 28928. $20 AUD.

154. O'Brien, Siobhan (2004). A Life by Design: The Art and Lives of Florence Broadhurst. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 246 pp. Paperback trade (with flaps), very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. Biography of the eccentric and outspoken Australian artist, famous for her distinctive wallpaper designs. She was brutally murdered in Sydney in 1997. ISBN: 1741143985. Our Book No: 12949. $15 AUD.

155. O'Grady, John; Benier, Frank (illustrator) (1981). Survival in the Doghouse (Reprint ed). Sydney: Lansdowne Press. 94 pp. Hardback small, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white cartoons, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication to owner. The author of "They're A Weird Mob" gives some tips on cooking and cleaning, supported by Frank Benier's cartoons. ISBN: 0701815906. Our Book No: 24742. $10 AUD.

156. O'Malley, Peter; Jenman, Neil (foreword) (2013). Real Estate Uncovered: A Probing Look Behind the Facade of Australia's Property World (1st stated ed). Sydney, Castle Hill: Authors First. 223 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket. Australian real estate agent reveals tricks and traps that await consumers in the real estate world. He reveals how consumers can protect themselves when buying and selling their home. ISBN: 9780958651714. Our Book No: 27584. $20 AUD.

157. Oakley, Graham (1984). The Church Mouse (Reprint ed). London: Papermac / Macmillan Children's. Unnum 36 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear, owner's written name. A charming children's picture story about Arthur the church mouse, and Sampson the church cat. ISBN: 0333235762. Our Book No: 3900. $14 AUD.

158. Oakley, Graham (2008). The Church Mouse [Modern Classics]. Melbourne, Scoresby: Five Mile Press. Unnum 36 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, as new condition, colour drawings. A charming story about Arthur the church mouse, and Sampson the church cat. Rediscover this heart-warming children's tale, in this first book in the classic series. ISBN: 9781742111353. Our Book No: 23855A. $18 AUD.

159. Pearson, Margaret Mary (1947). Tales of Rowe Street. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 107 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), cloth spine, colour drawings, illustrated endpapers, edges & pages lightly toned, edgewear jacket (reverse side lightly toned, base spine chipped, small piece missing top spine, spine worn, closed tears, crease rear cover), corners covers little bumped & worn, edges little rubbed (some insect damage fore-edge), loosely inserted pencil drawing. This wonderful book is a collection of true stories (collected, written and drawn by the author) about the narrow little street (now lost) that perhaps has more character than any other in Sydney. The author has chosen her tales from a century's happenings in Rowe Street. The authors vivid and delightful illustrations capture the flavour of this lane of little bohemian shops, which are full of history. (Loosely inserted anonymous pencil drawing in similar style of the author's drawings.). Our Book No: 28683. $25 AUD.

160. Penalver, David; Penalver, Daphne (notes) (2002). Australia's Historic Stained Glass: The Artisans, the Themes, the Buildings. Goulburn, NSW: Southern Tablelands Regional Committee, National Trust. 18 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, thin card covers, few light creases covers & spine, minor edgewear. This pamphlet details the tour of churches and houses in Goulburn, NSW, after a talk by Dr Beverley Sherry. Includes are the Cathedral Church of St Saviour, St Peter & St Pauls' Cathedral, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, houses in Church Street, and the Coolavin Hotel. The stained glass windows in the Goulburn buildings which are included in the tour are the products of English, French, Belgian and Australian companies. Our Book No: 28351. $15 AUD.

161. Penfold, A. R.; Morrison, F. R. (1934). Tung Oil (Chinese Wood Oil) from Australian Grown Trees of Aleurites Fordii (Hemsley), with a Note on A. Montana (3rd ed) [Technological Museum Bulletin]. Sydney: Technological Museum, Technical Education Branch. 30 pp. Paperback octavo, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), card cover (lightly faded edges & spine), good condition, tables & black & white photos at rear, one page creased (during manufacture). A technical pamphlet about the Tung Oil tree, published at a time when plantations of this tree were being considered for Australia. Tung oil is used for polishing, preserving and water-proofing wood, for example, floor boards in old houses. Our Book No: 12201. $15 AUD.

162. Penney, Ian (illustrator); Trust, National (1998). The National Trust ABC. London: National Trust (Enterprises) Ltd. Unnum 30 pp. Hardback small wide quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket (spine creased). This charming collection of illustrations goes through the alphabet, with each object set at a well-known National Trust property in Britain. Hidden within each picture is a National Trust acorn. A fun and educational way to learn the alphabet. ISBN: 0707802598. Our Book No: 28737. $15 AUD.

163. Pickett, Charles; Lomb, Nick (with) & Hutchinson, Jan (editor) (2001). Observer & Observed: A Pictorial History of Sydney Observatory and Observatory Hill (1st ed). Sydney: Powerhouse Publishing. 96 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, map, sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, colour reproductions, few black & white photos, minor edgewear. This book is about Observatory Hill located in The Rocks, Sydney. There are historic photos, prints, paintings and drawings, and reproductions of work by Julian Ashton, Tom Roberts, John Passmore, Shay Docking and Cressida Campbell. Max Dupain, David Mist, Sam Hood, Harold Cazneaux, and Anne Zahalka contributed the many photos which help to make this a very interesting way to learn about the fascinating observatory building and its purpose. ISBN: 1863170863. Our Book No: 28431. $30 AUD.

164. Plimer, Elizabeth (1995). Once Upon a Family: One Hundred Years of History 1871 - 1976 as Seen Through the Eyes of the Nine Swann Sisters of Elizabeth Farm House Parramatta (1st ed). Springwood, NSW: Butterfly Books. 295 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, fold-out chart, house plan, minor edgewear. Elizabeth Farm House, built in 1793, one of Australia's major historic treasures, is owned by the New South Wales Government and run by the Historic Houses Trust. William Swann, in 1904 bought the derelict house, saving it from certain destruction. The Swann family maintained the restored house for 65 years. For 60 of those years this responsibility was carried by the nine daughters of William and his wife, Elizabeth. This book traces the lives and times of these women who carved out careers for themselves in the horse-and-buggy era. With photos, documents, map and genealogical chart (family tree), and a comprehensive index. ISBN: 0947333800. Our Book No: 23152. $15 AUD.

165. Prentice, Jeffrey; Bird, Bettina (1987). Dromkeen: A Journey into Children's Literature (1st ed). Melbourne: J. M. Dent. 175 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos & drawings, base spine little worn, spine lightly faded jacket (minor edgewear & scratches). Heavy. First edition. About a graceful homestead at Riddels Creek, an outer suburb of Melbourne, set up as a museum of children's literature. A loosely inserted pamphlet tells the story of Dromkeen. This is a fascinating resource for teachers, librarians and anyone with an interest in children's literature. Describes a unique collection of artwork, manuscripts and other pre-publication material for children's books. This living treasure was established in 1974 by Joyce and Court Oldmeadow, and now formally designated as the Courtney Oldmeadow Children's Literature Foundation. ISBN: 0867700297. Our Book No: 21158. $25 AUD.

166. Prisk, Max (editor) (2007). Our Bridge: 75th Anniversary Special Souvenir [Sydney Harbour Bridge]. Sydney: Sydney Morning Herald. 28 pp. Paperback folio (very large format), stapled, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, adverts, cover lightly creased. Large-format souvenir booklet enclosed with the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper of March 19, 2007. Our Book No: 12425. $10 AUD.

167. Purcell, Leigh (1982). 50th Anniversary: Sydney Harbour Bridge 1932 - 1982 [ENVELOPE & PHOTOS]. Sydney: Daily Mirror. N/A pp. Photos in souvenir envelope, very good condition. Contents: four black & white photos. Envelope: cardboard, oblong small quarto format, flaps at back, sticker seal (rear flap scuffed from part sticker removal), minor edgewear. (Limited edition: no 977 of 1000 copies.) Souvenir envelope (designed by Purcell) containing photographs, published by the Sydney tabloid newspaper, the Daily Mirror, to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Our Book No: 12299. $15 AUD.

168. Raffan, Richard (1991). Turning Wood (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Lothian. 165 pp. Paperback large quarto, good plus condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, frontispiece, few colour plates, minimal insect damage inside front cover, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. The author, who is a woodturner, explains how to set up a safe & efficient workshop. The four basic cutting tools and how to sharpen them, how to select and prepare your stock, when to use abrasives and finishes - and when not to - are covered. The book will be a useful guide for students, and everyone who is interested in the craft of woodwork. ISBN: 0850914604. Our Book No: 26204. $20 AUD.

169. Ramsay, Janet K. (1988). The Women of Meroogal (1st ed). Sydney, Glebe: Historic Houses Trust. 96 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, two colour photos, map, few creases in covers, minor edgewear, faint foxing edges, light foxing inside covers. The history of Meroogal, an early home built at Nowra in New South Wales (NSW). The home was first occupied in February 1886, and the Historic Houses Trust purchased it in 1985. This book is one of a set of three the Trust has commissioned which looks at the lives of the women who lived in three of the houses owned by the Trust. The author has told the story of the women of Meroogal with charm and sensitivity. ISBN: 094975336X. Our Book No: 22109. $12 AUD.

170. Ramzy, Magda; Moneim, Abdul Hanan (2002). New Bibliotheca Alexandrina: A Beacon of Science, and Cultural Interaction [Alexandria Library]. City Not Stated: S.I.S. Press House. 90 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos & drawings, metallic cover corners, minor edgewear jacket, edges & spine little rubbed. This book is about the rebuilding of a new library more than 2000 years after the old library with all its treasures of millions of books and manuscripts was burned down. The library has been rebuilt on the same site on a prestigious location on the waterfront of Alexandria, Egypt. This beautiful book with many photos will interest anyone with a passion for books, and buildings with a long history. Editing and cover design by Ramzy, artwork by Moneim. Our Book No: 28349. $40 AUD.

171. Reeves, Dory (2005). Planning for Diversity: Policy and Planning in a World of Difference (1st ed) [RTPI Library Series]. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge / Taylor & Francis. 267 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, minor edgewear. The practical importance of diversity and equality for spatial planning and sustainable development is still not widely understood. Using international examples, this book shows planners and educators the benefits of building by considering diversity and equality at each stage and level of planning. ISBN: 0415286573. Our Book No: 23494. $30 AUD.

172. Reynolds, Peter L.; Flottmann, Paul V. (1976). Half a Thousand Acres: Balmain, a History of the Land Grant. Sydney, Balmain: Balmain Association, Inc. 148 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos (including frontispiece), endpapers & pages lightly toned, top edge lightly foxed, jacket chipped (spine ends & corners worn, rubbed, rear cover little scratched), small stain fore-edge, autograph (both authors' written names). (No 94 of 100 autographed copies.) In this book the times and lives of Dr. William Balmain and Professor John Borthwick Gilchrist emerge from obscurity. An exciting story of colonial double-dealing, political intrigue and illicit trading that has has surrounded the origins of the Balmain Land Grant. ISBN: 0959950222. Our Book No: 28108. $25 AUD.

173. Rice, Tamara Talbot (1949). Russian Art. West Drayton, Middlesex: Pelican Books / Penguin Books. 276 pp. Paperback, good condition, black & white text-photos centre spread, blue heritage cover, covers & pages toned as common, edgewear, rubber stamp. Cover blurb: "A Survey of the Development of Russian Architecture, Painting, Sculpture and Peasant Arts from the Tenth Century to the Present Day". A history of Russian art and architecture, especially commissioned by Penguin books. Our Book No: 10664. $10 AUD.

174. Riley, Karl (1995). Tracing EMFs in Building Wiring and Grounding: A Practical Guide for Reducing AC Magnetic Fields Produced by Building Wiring and Grounding Practices. Tucson, AZ: Magnetic Sciences International. 126 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, figures. (No ISBN listed in book.). Our Book No: 13372. $27 AUD.

175. Rollo, Joe (1999). Contemporary Melbourne Architecture. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press. 192 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, colour & black & white text-photos, faint rubbing bottom edge. In this collection of essays, The Age newspaper's architecture writer surveys recent work from many of the most outstanding architects working in Melbourne today. ISBN: 0868405469. Our Book No: 23190. $25 AUD.

176. Russell, Rev. Alan; Brill, Ted (1988). The History of Ebenezer: Australia's Oldest Church, Coromandel Road, Ebenezer, NSW (New ed). Woy Woy, NSW: Dunamis Press (printer). 30 pp. Paperback trade, card covers, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white text-photos & sketches, title page & last page lightly toned, few internal corners lightly creased. Estimated date: 1988 (internal evidence). Rev. Russell and Ted Brill have rewritten the script yet have included some of the content of previous editions. This informative little pamphlet covers the history of the families who built the church, their voyage to Australia, settlement, the building of the church, the first communion, pioneers, early ministers, celebrations. ISBN: 0731656881. Our Book No: 22091. $12 AUD.

177. Salisbury, Barbara (1990). The Strand Arcade: A History. Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 111 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos & drawings, colour frontispiece, endpaper map, minimal foxing first page, spine jacket minimally faded, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name). The Strand Arcade was the fifth and last of Sydney's 19th-century shopping arcades, and the only one to survive Sydney's extensive building developments. This book documents the international history of shopping arcades and the people who designed it, built it, maintained it, and revived it to its former glory. ISBN: 0868064106. Our Book No: 3769. $15 AUD.

178. Saunders, David; Burke, Catherine (1976). Ancher, Mortlock, Murray, Woolley: Sydney Architects 1946 - 1976. Sydney: Power Institute of Fine Arts, University of Sydney. 60 pp. Paperback wide thin octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos. A booklet about one of the leading architectural practices in Sydney. Provides an account of how the firm grew and which buildings it has been responsible for. Offers remarks about the significance to architecture of these buildings, and in some cases critical commentary. Our Book No: 25089. $20 AUD.

179. Savage, Alfred (1956). Oxford: One Hundred Views. Oxford: Alfred Savage Ltd. 35 pp. Paperback large octavo, stapled pamphlet, card cover, yapp edges (cover extends beyond page margins), very good condition, black & white photos, minor foxing front & rear covers, small edge tears, sticker. Estimated date: 1956 (British Library catalogue). Photographic views of Oxford - a few are full-page. Coloured photo of High Street on front cover. Our Book No: 20390. $15 AUD.

180. Schauble, John (2004). The Australian Bushfire Safety Guide: The Essential Survival Guide for Every Home (1st ed). Sydney, Pymble: HarperCollins. 198 pp. Paperback trade, flexible covers, very good plus condition, colour text-photos. This book is a indispensable and practical guide, covering some of the most essential information about bushfire safety. ISBN: 0732278848. Our Book No: 26753. $20 AUD.

181. Searle, Allan (1986). Places of Historic Interest on the Lower Blue Mountains (3rd ed). Springwood, NSW: Springwood Historical Society. 48 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, card cover, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, staples lightly rusted as common. Data compiled by Allan Searle, the Society's Research Officer. ISBN: 0959677801. Our Book No: 9612. $10 AUD.

182. Shaw, Kevin (editor) (2002). Historic Ryde: A Guide to Some Significant Heritage Sites in the City of Ryde. Sydney, Ryde: Ryde District Historical Society. 149 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, bottom corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written & dated dedication). This book is the culmination of the work carried out by members of the Society and several other local historians to acknowledge 53 significant heritage sites in Ryde. It provides a detailed commentary for each site, together with photographs and maps. ISBN: 095939625X. Our Book No: 24053. $20 AUD.

183. Simpson, Judith; Sumner, Paul (illustrator) (2000). The Shortest History of Australia: Beginnings to Federation (Reprint ed). Sydney: Kangaroo Press. 40 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled, good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear, staples rusted, top corner first page creased, small marks few pages, crease title page. This readable and informative history of Australia, from the coming of its first inhabitants to Federation and the opening of the first Federal Parliament, is designed to give young readers an overview of the history of this country up until the beginning of the 20th century. ISBN: 0864179790. Our Book No: 26705. $10 AUD.

184. Sloan, Annie; Dann, Geoff (photographer) (1995). The Practical Guide to Decorative Antique Effects (Reprint ed). London: Collins & Brown. 127 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos (some full-page), top spine little scuffed, top corner flyleaf creased, minor edgewear. This book uses decorative techniques such as dragging, frottage, stencilling and decoupage. The book describes how to use paints, waxes, stains, varnishes, crackle varnish and crackle glaze to transform the furniture in your home. There are inspirational projects with over 150 step-by-step illustrations showing how to make them. ISBN: 1855852578. Our Book No: 28600. $20 AUD.

185. Smith, Bernard; Smith, Kate (1973). The Architectural Character of Glebe, Sydney. Sydney: University Co-operative Bookshop. 128 pp. Hardback dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, endpaper maps, few tiny marks edges, light foxing endpapers, edge tears jacket (slight loss, chipped, tiny piece missing top edge, reverse side lightly foxed), minor edgewear. Heavy. Examines the architecture of one of Sydney's older suburbs, Glebe in Inner Western Sydney. An account of the building types and styles that reasonably represent the Australian social scene of the time and what people looked for as environment for their buildings. This book will be of interest to students and teachers of architecture, as well as anyone interested to know more about the buildings around them. ISBN: 0959903925. Our Book No: 25622. $48 AUD.

186. Smith, Lyndall (1997). My Grandmother Had One of Those: How to Identify, Collect and Protect Australian Furniture, 1900 - 1940. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 152 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, rubber stamp. Lyndall is the proprietor of an old wares shop. She passionately writes about a much-loved by neglected period of Australian furniture-making: 1900 to 1940. Covers the Arts and Crafts period through to Art Deco. Beautifully illustrated with pictures from the "1916 Grace Bros Catalogue" and "Carter's Price Guide to Antiques in Australia". ISBN: 0207190380. Our Book No: 13437. $25 AUD.

187. South Australia, National Gallery of (1949). English Furniture (Picture Book of Furniture) (1st ed). Adelaide: National Gallery of South Australia. 21 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), good plus condition, black & white photos, light rubbing covers, minimal foxing title page, minor edgewear. The National Gallery had acquired a small collection of English furniture, representing some of the finest styles. The pieces selected represent the evolution and different phases of the furniture of England. There are 20 black & white illustrations. Cover title: "Picture book of furniture". Our Book No: 22071. $10 AUD.

188. Staines, Allan (2008). The Australian Decks & Pergolas Construction Manual (5th revised, reprint ed). Caloundra, QLD: Pinedale Press. 94 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, black & white & single-colour drawings, minor edgewear. This book is based on practical experience using the authors graphic and technical skills. The book includes: Industry tables for designers & architects, easy to follow step-by-step building instructions, and tradesman's methods & hints. ISBN: 187521710X. Our Book No: 28790. $18 AUD.

189. Stapleton, Ian (1985). How to Restore the Old Aussie House (Reprint ed). Sydney: John Fairfax Marketing. 94 pp. Paperback quarto, good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minor edgewear, light foxing & toning inside covers & few pages, light foxing edges, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Presented by the Sydney Morning Herald in association with the National Trust of Australia (NSW). A guide to restoring Victorian, Federation and Edwardian era houses. ISBN: 0909558310. Our Book No: 6136. $13 AUD.

190. Steele, Mary (1993). Featherbys (1st ed). Melbourne: Hyland House. 178 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white drawings, inside covers & few pages lightly toned, few page corner tips creased, minor foxing edges, minor edgewear. A novel for young adults about a girl named Jess who finds an old house named Featherbys. Children's Book Council of Australia Short-Listed Book. ISBN: 1875657053. Our Book No: 28614. $10 AUD.

191. Stephen, Ann (editor) (1997). The Lions of Retreat Street: A Chinese Temple in Inner Sydney. Sydney: Powerhouse Publishing / Hale & Iremonger. 80 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, full-page colour photos, black & white drawings (few photos), maps, minor edgewear. This book is about a temple that was built in the back-blocks of industrial Sydney in 1908 (Botany Bay). The book traces the lives of the Chinese community who still maintain the temple, its traditions and rituals. The many photos, and moving stories, give a glimpse into a 'Chinese courtyard of Sydney'. The essays by Suzanne Chee, Ann Stephen and Angus Tse from the Powerhouse Museum and conservation architect Amanda Jean are about the history, cultural beliefs and practices of the Chinese community. ISBN: 1863170553. Our Book No: 28016. $15 AUD.

192. Thomas, St (1937). St Thomas' Church Port Macquarie (5th ed) [Third Oldest Church in Australia Built in December, 1824]. Sydney / Port Macquarie, NSW: D. S. Ford (Printer) / Parish of Port Macquarie. 52 pp. Paperback oblong trade, very good condition, red card cover, yapp edges (cover extends beyond page margins), string binding, black & white text-photos, edgewear & small edge tears covers. A reprint of a pamphlet originally published in 1924 to mark the centenary of the building of this church as Port Macquarie, New South Wales. Our Book No: 15960. $80 AUD.

193. Thompson, A. H. (1913). The Historical Growth of the English Parish Church (2nd ed) [Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature]. London: Cambridge University Press. 142 pp. Hardback small, board cover, good condition, figures (some text-photos), frontispiece photo, light foxing endpapers & edges, minor edgewear, old price marks, non-author written dedication. This small book is intended to be a companion and complement to the author's book in the same series "The Ground Plan of the English Parish Church". In this book the historical conditions amid which the parish churches were built are discussed. Our Book No: 21039. $10 AUD.

194. Thomson, Mark (1996). Blokes & Sheds (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 121 pp. Paperback oblong, very good condition, full-page black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. In this good-humored portrayal of Australian sheds and their owner-occupiers, the author and photographer peers into the gloom, past the dartboard, the beer fridge and the piles of timber off-cuts, to discover what goes on between blokes and sheds. ISBN: 0207189161. Our Book No: 22408. $10 AUD.

195. Thornton, Caroline Rouse (1988). Rouse Hill House and the Rouses (1st ed). Perth, Nedlands: Caroline Thornton. 311 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, maps (including endpapers), addenda slip tipped in, edge tear repaired front cover jacket, top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear. Rouse Hill House, on the northwestern outskirts of Sydney on Windsor Road, is Australia's oldest and largest surviving family home, built by Richard and Elizabeth Rouse between 1813 and 1818. Also records the descendants of Richard Rouse, who for six generations have made this house their home (includes a genealogical chart). The author is a descendant who lived there for 30 years. ISBN: 0731637585. Our Book No: 14417. $20 AUD.

196. Trudgeon, Ted (compiler) (1977). Timber Cedar and the Development of the Richmond River [Richmond River Historical Society Pamphlet]. Sydney: Publisher Not Stated. 28 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white text-photos, glossy paper, rear cover faintly creased, tiny scuff mark front cover, minor edgewear. An interpretation of the development and importance of cedar to the Richmond River, New South Wales. The author has used extracts from historical documents, and these can be read and enjoyed in the original written form. The sketches and photos make this a wonderful historical record of the development of this important part of the Hawkesbury. ISBN: 0959914153. Our Book No: 22075. $10 AUD.

197. Villa-Real, Ricardo; Bayes de Luna, Pilarin (illustrator); Taylor, Rene (translator) (1997). The Alhambra Told to Children (1st ed). Granada, Spain: Ediciones Miguel Sanchez. Unnum 38 pp. Paperback wide quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear & creasing. A story of Spanish history and legend (the Islamic palace in Granada), told by the grandfather to his three grandchildren and a small friend of theirs. One of the grandchildren wanted him to relate the story to other children, and this brief account was written. The many drawings will keep young minds busy for awhile. Translated from Spanish. ISBN: 8471690535. Our Book No: 28089. $10 AUD.

198. Wattyl (1965). Wattyl Guide to Easy Wood Finishing: Furniture & Woodwork, Floors, Watercraft, Exterior Timber, Surf and Snow Skis. Sydney, Five Dock: Wattyl Ltd / Adept Printing. 17 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, card cover, good only condition, few black & white text-drawings, cover corners creased, red biro annotation one page, page corners bent, staples slightly rusted, spine creased, crease in front & rear cover, light foxing covers, pages lightly toned. This booklet is for enthusiasts prepared by experts in the wood finishing field. It is a step-by-step guide to wood finishing, rejuvenation and care. The detailed instructions have been set out by the people who develop and manufacture the range of Wattyl Wood Finishes products. Our Book No: 26813. $15 AUD.

199. Waugh, Andrew; Greenwood, William (furniture design) & Ley, John (home plans) (1954). The Handyman's Complete Carpentry Guide (Local ed). Sydney: Daily Telegraph & Sunday Telegraph / Consolidated Press Production. 228 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white drawings & text-photos, colour drawings endpapers, two colour pages with plans, colour frontispiece, minor edgewear jacket (tiny hole fore-edge, fore-edge rear flap worn), scuff on cover, bottom corner rear board worn, minor insect damage top edge boards, light foxing front flyleaf and reverse side of colour frontispiece, light toning rear endpaper, pages lightly toned. (Published either 1954 or 1960s, Trove catalogue. Daily Telegraph edition.) This book is a comprehensive guide to carpentry with profuse and accurate drawings, and clear methodological arrangement that is easy to follow. Our Book No: 25672. $18 AUD.

200. Wild, Margaret; McEwan, Keith (illustrator) (1990). Harvey Jackson's Cubby (1st ed). Melbourne: Macmillan. 28 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white & colour drawings, few small marks rear free flyleaf & base title page, minor edgewear. First edition. Sam doesn't have a cubby, and he is the only kid in the street without one. He wants one just like Harvey, the new boy next door. A fun book with great illustrations, most of the colour illustrations are full-page. ISBN: 0732900581. Our Book No: 20921. $15 AUD.

201. Wilding, Lynne (2013). Heart of the Outback (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 519 pp. Paperback small trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. Australian novel about an architect who is fiery and ambitious and searching for her place in the world. Could Francey Spinetti's destiny lie in the rugged Australian outback? ISBN: 9780732297602. Our Book No: 27457. $10 AUD.

202. Willes, Margaret; Von Einsiedel, Andreas (photographer); Mackenzie, Nadia (photographer) (1999). Historic Interiors: A Photographic Tour (1st ed). London: National Trust Enterprises. 144 pp. Hardback small wide quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, minor edgewear jacket, bookplate (owner's written name). Heavy. A wonderful visual record of some of the most beautiful country houses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The book also shows how life has changed for those who lived in these houses through the ages. ISBN: 0707803500. Our Book No: 22170. $20 AUD.

203. Wiseman, Foster (1950). The Penguin Handyman (Revised ed) [Penguin Handbooks]. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 122 pp. Paperback, good condition, black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, spine bumped & little worn. A book to help with basic repairs around the home. There is a chapter on electrical domestic appliance repairs. In the 50's it was not essential to call an electrician to mend these, but now it is, so this is a good chapter to read and understand how they work, but leave the repairs to the electricians. A good book to add to an old Penguin book collection. Our Book No: 20746. $10 AUD.

204. Wood, David R. V. (editor) (1998). St John's Wahroonga: The First 100 Years 1898 - 1998. Sydney, Wahroonga: John's Uniting Church / Printed by Scanagraphics Pty. Ltd. 167 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, few colour plates, faint stain rear flap jacket (light foxing reverse side, minor edgewear). This book gives the Church's history from its earliest days at the turn of the century. The book has over 40 illustrations, some in colour. Anyone interested in the history of Sydney's Upper North Shore, members of the Church, the Wahroonga community, and educationalists will find this book worthwhile. The book has been composed by four main writers. ISBN: 064634463. Our Book No: 28920. $25 AUD.

205. Woodbridge, Sally B.; Joseph, Roz (photographer) (1991). Details: The Architect's Art. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. 102 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, card covers (with flaps), very good plus condition, colour text-photos. This very special book looks at decorative details on buildings in the 19th and 20th centuries. There are over 100 full-colour photos. The accompanying text discusses the fascinating range of design motifs and varieties of building materials used to create them, from the Egyptian pyramids to modern skyscrapers. ISBN: 0877017476. Our Book No: 21165. $12 AUD.

206. Wright, Elizabeth; Broadbent, James (1995). Soft Furnishings 1830 - 1930 (1st ed). Sydney: Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales. 164 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket) black & white drawings & photos (few full-page), minor edgewear jacket (lightly rubbed, reverse side lightly foxed), spine ends & bottom edge lightly rubbed, bookplate, written & dated dedication front flyleaf. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This beautiful book is a guide to the use, design and construction of curtains, drapery, case covers, blinds and trimmings for 19th and early 20th century houses. The author has researched period sewing manuals, contemporary novels and surviving examples to write this comprehensive survey of soft furnishings, with detailed instructions for their recreation. This book provides an extensive resource for anyone needing accurate information on the history of interior decorating, the furnishing of period rooms, the restoration of houses or the craft of needlework. ISBN: 0949753491. Our Book No: 27114. $40 AUD.

207. Wrigley, Derek (2005). Making Your Home Sustainable: A Guide to Retrofitting (Revised ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications. Unnum 124 pp. Paperback small folio, as new condition, black & white drawings. Detailed and illustrated discussion about methods to lessen the environmental impact of your home, by Canberra architect and solar consultant. A practical and accessible guide for Australians concerned about the degradation of our natural environment, and who want to reverse this trend. ISBN: 1920769498. Our Book No: 14218. $35 AUD.

208. Wymark, Marjorie; Clark, Rev. Peter (No Date). The Macquarie Schoolhouse & St. John's Church Wilberforce (5th ed). City Not Stated: Publisher Not Stated. Unnum 20 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white text-photos. Pamphlet history of the Macquarie Schoolhouse (1820), and Saint John's Church (1859, Hawkesbury district, New South Wales. (Loosely inserted: Colour postcard, Ebenezer Church, built 1809.). Our Book No: 3918. $10 AUD.

209. Zimmerman, Andrea; Clemesha, David; Rosenthal, Marc (illustrator) (2004). Dig! (Modern reprint ed). Orlando, FL: Harcourt Inc. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, pictorial cover, orange endpapers, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket (few light creases), few tiny dents along spine. This charming children's picture book follows Mr Rally and his dog, Lighting (or Lightning), as they travel the town on a big yellow digging machine, taking care of five important building jobs. ISBN: 9780152167851. Our Book No: 27955. $12 AUD.